Witchin Wednesday - Coloring Book of Shadows: Witch Life



Witch Life is probably my favorite Amy Cesari book. 

I love all the info and tidbits of witchy information along with the gorgeous illustrations. 
There's also plenty of room for writing down your own spells, recipes, and witchy details.


Want to make more magic happen in your daily life? 

A different kind of spellbook, Witch Life is a visual canvas to explore the rhythms and rituals of the everyday.

With original illustrations to color, useful spells to try, and lots of witchy ideas and correspondences to explore… take your witchcraft to the next level and see what kind of magic you have, just waiting to be unlocked!

• Kitchen Witchcraft
• Altar and Spellcraft
• Green Witchcraft and Garden
• Divination & Tarot
• All original art by Author and Illustrator Amy Cesari
• Over 80 pages of coloring, framed notes, spells, correspondences, and magical things to do

Find yourself in the creative, empowering world of your own magical life!

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What's Included:
• Lots of witchy cabinets and shelves to color
• Spell to Invoke Your Power
• Kitchen Witchcraft spells, notes, and coloring pages
• Spell to Bless Your Kitchen
• Cooking With Magical Flair
• Kitchen Correspondences
• Broom and Besom Lore & Spellcraft

• Altar & Sacred Space spells, notes, and coloring pages
• Consecration Spell
• Doorway Magical Lore & Spellcraft
• Spell to Create Tranquility
• Ritual Bath Art
• Spell Box to Manifest Your Dreams
• Witch Jars and Bottles
• Charms, Talismans, and Amulets

• Green Witchcraft spells, notes, and coloring pages
• Creating a Green Indoor Altar
• Witch's Garden Art
• Garden Spells for Decay and New Growth
• Garden Charms and Chimes
• "Moon Gardening" Moon Phase Chart
• A couple of super cute Garden Gnomes

• Herbal Magic spells, notes, and coloring pages
• Incense Spell for Clarity of Vision
• Essential Oils to Refocus and Empower Change
• Witchy Tea Drinking Rituals
• Magical Tea Correspondences
• Divination spells, notes, and coloring pages
• Tarot Spread for Past, Present, and Future
• Tarot Spread for Elemental Guidance
• Tarot journal notes and illustrations to write your own spreads
• Tasseography (tea leaf reading!) information
• Divination Tea: Herbs to Enhance Your Intuition
• A Spirit Board to color

• Note pages for each subject

... And more!




Images from  coloringbookofhsadows.com 

Honoring My Ancestors - My Uncle Tommy


My mother passed away in February and I've been cleaning out her house.

I have found so many old photos and family history while going through things. I've been posting old family photos on Insta and many have commented and are really enjoying the old photos. And to be honest sharing details about those I have lost is helping with my grief.

So I have decided to create blog posts with more details. You might be asking - What do old family photos have to do with Halloween?

Well, Halloween, Samhain, was originally a time to honor the dead. A time to share our plane of existence with them once again. 

For Samhain, Day of the Dead, and many other death holidays around the world there are customs and rituals that honor the ancestors. 

Now I'm going to have a feature that honors mine.

I'll start with the one that has some historical significance.


The man on the right in this top photo (no hat) is my Uncle Tommy Rhoads. He was my dad's little brother. I never met him. His plane went down and disappeared 26 years before I was born.



On Jan 26, 1950, his plane disappeared and has never been found. Tommy was only 21 years old.

The Douglas C-54 Skymaster disappeared on its way from Alaska to Montana. It's a mystery, no trace of this plane has ever been found. 

Countless missions have gone out in search of any remnants of the plane, but it seems as though this plane disappeared without a trace.


An organization called Operation Mike was founded to increase awareness and launch new search efforts so at some point families could have closure. 

A documentary film has been created and will soon be released called Skymaster Down.

Here's a strange little sidebar to this story- my great aunt Hattie was psychic. She swore that Tommy lived through that plane's disappearance. That she heard him telling her he was scared when the plane went down. And later when he was being held captive...in Russia.

The plane left Alaska and was last heard of over the Yukon territory. Could it have somehow got turned around and ended up in Russia? 

Stranger things have happened. It could be why they have never found a single trace of that plane. Could the people on that plane had been turned into Russian spies? 

Sounds like a great plot for a novel. 

Sounds better than the theory the History Channel offered when the TV show Missing in Alaska researched the plane's disappearance and concluded it was due to aliens or a "space-time vortex".

30 years after Tommy's plane went down my father died in 1980. 

At my father's funeral, there were flowers from Tommy Rhoads. There were no other Tommys in our family, no one knew who this "Tommy" could be.

Could the flowers have been from my uncle? If so, why didn't he ever come home? 

Another random factoid- my RoxanneRhoads.com website gets heavy viewing traffic from Russia. 

Witchin Wednesday- Coloring Book of Shadows: Tarot Journal



Here's another fabulous book by Amy Cesari. 

Are you a Tarot beginner? 

This book will help take your Tarot readings to the next level. 

This book has helped me so much. I've always been more into my Oracle cards because memorizing the meanings of a gazillion Tarot cards was overwhelming. But the Tarot Journal has helped me really connect with the cards. 


Want to find more magic and inspiration in your tarot cards?

Explore richly illustrated note pages, tarot spreads, spells, and much more as you follow your own intuitive path in this enchanting tarot journal.

With over 100 pages of original illustrations to color, versatile dot-grid note pages, and plenty of ideas to get started or continue your practice, this book is a creative canvas for you to inspire and enliven your tarot card readings.- 

Over 100 pages of original illustrations to color

- Over 60 illustrated note pages with dot-grid (0.5 cm, lightly printed)
- Concise beginner’s instructions on how to read your tarot cards
- 10 pages of tarot spreads and ritual ideas
- Journaling prompts and ideas on how to create your own tarot spreads
- Tarot card keyword “quick reference” pages
- Illustrations are printed on one side of the page (with light dot-grid on the back)
- A handy 7”x10” journal sizeLet your magic unfold as you write, color, create, and follow your intuition in this unique tarot journal.

 

Happy International Bat Appreciation Day #BatAppreciationDay

 


Check out some of my batty creations at The Bewitching Cauldron

And enjoy 10% off with code Halfway2Halloween

Silver Bat on Red Jeweled Silver Mirror Compact 

Gothic Silver Bat Purple Jeweled Compact 


Gothic Black Bats and Red Jeweled Compact 

Gothic Red and Black Coffin Shadowbox 



The Best Witchy Planner Ever- Coloring Book of Shadows Planner by Amy Cesari #WitchinWednesday

 


I love my Coloring Book of Shadows Planner by Amy Cesari. 

It has everything I need in a planner including all the witchy info I need on hand. Every day it lists the moon phase, times, and astrological sign. This makes it super easy for spell and ritual work. No guessing, no checking charts, and various sources. It is all in one place.

And it has space for everything so I can keep my real life and witch life together. 

Bonus if you love to color, every page gorgeous illustrations you can color. Which isn't my thing but I know some find coloring to be meditative. 

At the beginning of each month it has a full two-page calendar layout. Then each day has space to write down specifics. And there are pages at the end of each month to keep notes. 

The images below are from my 2020 planner, which, unfortunately, didn't get much use thanks to COVID.

If you do invest in the planner for next year, I suggest getting the spiral bound. Last year I did and loved it. This year my planner was a gift and just a regular paperback. For a planner, the spiral is a must have. 





Make Your Year Magical! ♥

Harness the power of the seasons, the moon, the sun, and yourself as you expand your horizons and create an extraordinary year.

The Planner for a Magical 2021 shows you ways to explore your inner power and ideas to inspire your spirit every day. Whether you color the illustrations or not, you'll discover new insights about yourself and your magic through each month, sabbat, and season.

The Planner for a Magical 2021 includes:

•Illustrated spells, rituals, and simple "everyday" practical magic
• Monthly calendars and weekly planner pages with astrological and moon phase information
• A concise "Beginner's Guide" to witchcraft, astrology, and spellcastingLined note space to plan your magical future or reflect back on what's passed
• Transform your life and find yourself on the empowering journey of your own magical path.

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• Paperback with Standard 55# Paper
• For use with colored pencils, gel pens, & ballpoint pens only.
• Markers or watercolors are NOT recommended•
• Printed on both sides of the page
• Handy 6×9″ size