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5 Books for Your Witchy Side

I love books, and I especially enjoy books on witchcraft and divination. I am gathering quite the collection of new books now that I get free books from the publisher for unbiased reviews (in fact, they say I don’t have to review them at all, and I still get them for free — that’s a great deal).

518h0PPcnBL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_This week I decided to focus on some of my favorite I’ve gotten in the past few months, beginning with Palm Reading for Beginners by Kenneth Lagerstrom.

I already have a few palm reading books and a friend who does palm reading — but there are some books you can never have too many of. Lagerstrom’s book is colorful, and I love the artwork. Instead of your basic line drawing graphs with all the life lines and such, this book opted for a more creative look.

This is an excellent beginner’s guide, and it’s incredibly affordable ($11.99 cover price USD). I love that it’s an easy-to-read guide, and the colorful insides keep your eyes happy!

51YsKIWy39L._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_If you’re a crystal lover (like me), you’ll love Karen Frazier’s An Introduction to Crystal Grids. Crystal grids are a new concept to me, so I was excited to get my hands on a book from an author I like.

I love that this book touches base on the importance of crystal shapes, not just colors and meanings. Frazier breaks the grids down into categories of what you might need them for, from public speaking engagements to increasing your creativity.

This is a must-have guide for all witches and healers if you’re working with crystals regularly!41xw4VYCisL._SX404_BO1,204,203,200_

The Complete Guide to Astrology by Louise Edington will surely help you better understand your birth chart and makes a great companion to Modern Astrology. I’ve had a passion for astrology and horoscopes since I was a kid, and both of these books from Edington have renewed my love of the subject and brought me into the world of birth charts. Birth charts are essential to really understand your astrological makeup — sun signs are just one small part of it!

No list of witchy books would be complete without some spells and rituals. Two amazing witchy books I recently got my hands on are The Spell Book for New Witches by Ambrosia Hawthorn and The Witch’s Guide to Ritual by Cerridwen Greenleaf. Both books are full of useful info for new witches and experienced folks in the craft.

The spell book is filled spells for everyday life, to help you deal with anything that comes at you. I love the spell descriptions, the creativity behind each spell, and that the instructions are easy to follow.

The ritual book is also excellent for novices and experts. It covers how to get started with a ritual, and many of the basic rituals you may want to do (from sabbats to moon phases). It’s a very descriptive book and has all you need to start practicing as a witch or Pagan!

 

 

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Modern Astrology by Louise Edington

Astrology has been a passion of mine since a young age, but at that time I only really delved into my sun sign. It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I even learned what my moon sign was (It’s Aquarius, by the way). At that time I was reading a book that had all of the planetary and house info that you get from a natal chart, but it was too difficult to figure it all out. These days you can do all of that online, sometimes for free.

What I didn’t like about doing my birth, or natal, chart online was reading what everything meant online… I am a book girl, always will be. That means that holding a book in my hands with the info I need will always be my preferred method of learning. Louise Edington’s book, Modern Astrology, is just what I needed.

So, why do you need this book and a birth chart? Have you read your horoscope and spent hours trying to figure out how that “prediction” actually fit into your life? It’s sometimes hard to do because your sun sign is only one small part of who you are when it comes to astrology. By knowing where the planets were and what signs were ascending at your time and place of birth, you can understand yourself better.

I found this book to be extremely informative. I went through it with my birth chart, highlighting all of my planets and houses, and then read what it had to say. I thought, “Yep, that’s right,” “That explains things,” and “That is totally me.” Sure, there were a couple that explained me more when I was younger and less jaded.

A bonus within this book is that it contains journal prompts, as well as other things that will inspire you to learn more about your birth chart. I gave this book a five-star review on Goodreads because it is easy to use and understand, it is extremely informational on the subject matter, and it’s written in a way that allows you to enjoy reading all of the info within, even if it isn’t about your own signs!

I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.