Astra Anima’s 2016 Year in Review

I thought it would be nice to end 2016 by posting a year in review for the Astra Anima blog, which I really started writing for in February 2016. It wasn’t until October that I really figured out what I wanted the blog to “be,” and after that point posts became way more frequent and focused. Below are my 18 favorite posts from the year, broken into categories.

Articles

The Lunar New Year 2016: The Year of the Monkey for Pagans
My Thoughts on Love Spells, Consent, and a Self-Love Alternative
The Magick of Tanabata
Crystals of November: Citrine and Topaz
A Witch’s Guide to Starting Your Grimoire and/or Book of Shadows
Numerology: Why 2016 Was Terrible and Why 2017 Might Be Better

Book Reviews

– 2016 Witches’ Companion: An Almanac for Contemporary Living; Llewellyn’s Witches’ Companion Series
– Samhain: Rituals, Recipes, and Lore for Halloween; Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials Series
– Everyday Witchcraft by Deborah Blake

Esbats/Moon Magick

New Moon October 30th in Scorpio
Full Moon November 14th in Taurus
New Moon November 29th in Sagittarius
Full Moon December 13th in Gemini
New Moon December 29th in Capricorn

Sabbats

Eight Samhain Sabbat Celebration Ideas
Muggle-Friendly Holiday Cards for Witches and Pagans

 Mercury Retrograde

Thoughts on Mercury Retrograde 4/28/16 – 5/22/16 in Taurus
Thoughts on Mercury Retrograde 8/30/16 – 9/22/16 in Virgo

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