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Cozy Spells


As the dark nights of late autumn draw near and winter's chilly embrace begins to settle around us, you may be feeling less inclined to set up an altar to cast a spell. Mostly because you're cold and want to stay tucked under the blankets.

I hear you. The snuggle is real.

I've composed a list of cozy spells that allow you to weave magick in ways that nourish that urge to huddle down and domesticate as autumn yawns into the hushed chill of winter. So brew yourself a steaming mug of tea, wrap yourself in your favorite cozy sweater, slip your tootsies into some warm socks, and get ready to cast some fun and simple spells that make you feel all toasty inside!

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There is something soul-nourishing about lighting candles on a blustery day. This simple spell turns even the most humble of tealights into a casting marvel! 




Remember that cup of tea I suggested? Why not stir in some magick?




Better yet, treat yourself to a rich and decadent cinnamon-infused tasty conjuring.



No need to get off the couch to craft this easy sigil spell. 



Did you know the mere act of washing your hands can be turned into magick? Find out more by clicking below.



Nothing says cozy like a pot of soup simmering on the stove on a gloomy rainy day.  



Is there anything better than warm apple pie on a cold day? Why yes! Magickal warm apple pie, but of course!



Light some candles, turn on relaxing music, and get all domestic with this house cleansing spell that'll make you feel like a witchy Martha Stewart. 



Feeling a bit blue? Tend to your soul with this delightful self-care tea spell.



Pair that tea with these simple self-care rituals. 



Or sip your bubbling brew while reading tarot. 



Conjure up sweet dreams with this heavenly scented prophetic spell.



Or make your entire home smell wonderful while clearing away the funk.



Why not end the day with a dose of magick infused in a blissfully soothing hot bath?



Whether you brew yourself a cup of tea or break out the herbs for a sachet, isn't it lovely to know magick can be woven into everyday life, making a mundane task divine? That, in my humble opinion, is the essence of comfy and cozy—knowing there is magick all around us, even in the most unassuming places!

Now go get your ass into some fleece pants and get to casting! ;)

What's your favorite way to hunker down on a cold day?


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Samhain on a Shoestring (Halloween on a Budget!)

(Not exactly sure what it means to celebrate Samhain? No need to hang your Pagan head in shame. Catch up here.)

In case you haven’t heard, Samhain 2020 isn’t just taking place on a full moon but a BLUE moon, pumpkin truckers!

I think I just accidentally discovered a new reality show— Pumpkin Truckers: No (pumpkin) guts, no glory!

Anyone? Not funny? Okay.

You can withhold love all you want, my friends, but come October 31st it will still be a blue moon on Samhain, pitty laughter or not! So brew a big batch of PSLs, witches, because it’s going to be a long night of casting and mayhem and Snickers and moon magick!

#Haven’tStartedInOnHalloweenCandy #NotOnSugarHigh #PinkyPromise

If my enthusiasm is somewhat off-putting annoying alarming, well just remember that 2020 as a whole has been like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end. Like you, I am 2020’d to the max so I either make myself laugh or toss myself off a bridge. And since I’m in New England where we favor the covered variety, I’ll stick to laughter. Who the hell wants to saw through a bridge before jumping off it? Amirite?

I believe we can all agree that Samhain on a blue moon feels like a little apology gift from the Universe. Chocolates included since it is Halloween. And since stress has been the theme of the year, why not embrace the magick of this Samhain blue moon and really live it up? After all, celebrating life is the best way to honor the dead.  

Below I’ve included a whole slew of BRAND NEW FREE goodies along with some beloved oldies to help you celebrate the best sabbat of The Wheel without abusing your wallet. I’m talking new rituals, brand new printables to help you decorate, and some of my favorite edible spells I’ve shared in the past. If you enjoy these freebies or just want to be part of the cool crowd, please consider supporting Penniless Pagan by purchasing a copy of my Halloween spell book Samhain Traditions, which has some very special spells and rituals not offered on this site. Every purchase keeps this blog alive and is very much appreciated!

Without further distractions, here are some low-cost and cost-free ways to get your Halloween on!


Remembrance Rituals

Through the Veil Paper Pumpkins

Cut out a pumpkin shape using black construction paper. Use a hole punch to poke holes into the paper. A sharp pencil will also work in a pinch. Each hole will represent the spirit of a transcended loved one you’d like to remember, so make as many holes as necessary. With a silver or white pen write one person’s name above each hole. When you are done, hang the paper pumpkin in a window that gets good moonlight. As the full moon rises on Samhain night take a moment to stand before the pumpkin and say, “You are remembered.” As the moon rises in the sky the silvery moonlight will illuminate your paper pumpkin, each hole shining in loving remembrance of a transcended soul!


Linked Together Paper Chain

Once again, break out the construction paper. Listen, I know it’s strange to be thirtysomething and still use construction paper regularly, but it’s affordable and the sound of scissors cutting through a fresh sheet just does it for me. Okay?

Cut strips of orange and black construction paper. On the black strips write the name of a transcended loved one. On the orange strips write any messages you wish to convey to them. Link them together with tape or staples, alternating black and orange. You can, of course, make extra links so you have enough chain to string around your room. Have fun with it! It’s okay to be a little silly, even if you’re sorely missing your deceased friends and family.

On Samhain night, take a few moments to read the names and messages aloud (or in your mind if uber self-conscious) and when you are done simply say, “You are remembered.”  


Ribbons in the Wind Ancestor Tree

Head outside and find a few smaller tree branches (twigs really) that will make a nice little tree decoration for your altar or table, something you can stick in a vase and hang ribbons from. Think: twig bouquet.

Now you’ll need to cut some ribbon. I recommend using orange ribbon and black ribbon, because it makes for a really beautiful display. But you can use whatever you fancy. Cut yourself several pieces of each, roughly 8-10 inches long. Using a black or silver marker, write the names of your transcended loved ones on the ribbon. One name to each ribbon (extra ribbon is fine for decoration purposes). When you are done, tie or hang each ribbon onto your ancestor tree. As you tie each ribbon on say aloud, “You are remembered.”

As an alternative you can simply tie the ribbons to a real tree outside, preferably an evergreen (representing the eternal nature of their souls).  


You Light Up My Life Mini Pumpkin Candles

Did you know mini pumpkins make amazing candle holders for tea lights? Simply carve out the top as you would cut into any pumpkin, scoop out any innards, and voila! Pumpkin tea light holder. Of course, that’s just a decoration, not a remembrance ritual. Soooo....

Use a permanent marker to write the name of a loved one across the outside of the pumpkin, one name to a pumpkin. As dusk falls on Samhain night, light your miniature pumpkin candles to honor their passing. As match touches wick say aloud (you guessed it!), “You are remembered.”


Free Printables

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Click HERE to download and print your very own Pagan art. 


Edible Magick




If you're itching for more free ways to celebrate Samhain, check out this post. If you're really looking to up your Halloween game and wish to support the blog, treat yourself to a little seasonal magick with Samhain Traditions! Every purchase helps keep the blog stocked with freebies, so thank you very much! ♥

Hope you all have a candied apple, nougat filled, magickally inspired, hauntingly good blue moon Samhain! 

Happy Halloween, everyone! 

How will you be spending your blue moon Samhain?



 Looking for more ways to celebrate Samhain? Check out Samhain Traditions: 13 Simple & Affordable Halloween Spells & Rituals for the Witches' New Year! Every purchase helps keep PennilessPagan.com alive and supplied with tons of free material, so thank you! ♥



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Autumn Printable Madness



It's been hot here in northern New England, which means I have one thing on my mind: fall. ;)

Well, fall and Arnold Palmers. Nothing says summer like an Arnold Palmer. Or as we call it here in New England, a half and half.

But let's get back to serious business.

As Lughnasadh approaches and the days start shortening just a teensy bit, fall is on my mind. It's quite possibly on your mind too. I have yet to meet a witch who doesn't worship Samhain.

Worship. 

Get it?! *Three Stooges Noises*

I wanted to do something a little new and fanciful as fall approaches, honoring our collective giddiness for such a splendid season. And really, couldn't we all use a bit of silliness right now? 

Below you'll find a few lighthearted printables to help you celebrate the impending fall Sabbats. Print 'em out to tack on your fridge, place in a frame, or use them to make paper airplanes. Whatever brings you joy, my friend. ;)






If you enjoy these please let me know in the comments below and I'll create a collection for Samhain!

...and I do hope you enjoy because I have some SUPER fun ones for Samhain!

Happy Late Summer, Ya'll!


What's your favorite season?


In an autumn state of mind? Treat yourself to a gift of autumn magick! Every purchase helps keep the blog alive and supplied with loads of free spells, rituals, and other witchy goodies, so thank you!

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Is the Universe Asking for Your Trust?


I recently moved to northern New England. If you're keeping track this is the 4,756 move I've made in 5 years.

...It's really ruined the smell of cardboard for me. What once conjured visions of gooey pizza now brings on sweat-inducing flashbacks. Tape! Box cutters! An adult game of Tetris.

Okay, maybe "flashbacks" is a bit dramatic, but humor me for theatrical effect. ;)

When moving day arrived and shenanigans ensued, I had to lock my cat inside my second floor bedroom in order to keep him safe. Being a teenage boy, a venture upstairs is no longer part of his daily routine. Oh sure, he'll include said bedroom as he races around the house in a post-poo run. I mean, who doesn't celebrate a good bathroom trip with a full-on gallop? But at nineteen he's rarely upstairs for anything other than a victory lap, choosing instead to lay in the living room window, all but melting into a pile of warm, glorious fur in the afternoon sun. 

So when this bipedal mom locked him inside a room he doesn't often frequent, he was less than thrilled. As he paced the empty carpet, periodically pawing at the door before giving me a pleading look that clearly conveyed I was purposely torturing him, I struggled to find a way to calm him.

If only I could tell him this was for his safety. If only I could easily communicate I needed him to trust me, that I would never do anything that wasn't in his best interest. I was incapable of harming him. My sole objective for this furry friend— genuine friend—is to give him the best life within my power.

He eventually calmed down and took a nap once Mommy provided him with the top of a W.B. Mason box. Which, by the way, is the greatest thing to sit in EVER!!! =D But nonetheless the entire experience got me thinking. 

What if I'm the cat?

What if all the anxiety and nail biting and sour belly that accompanies any move is my upstairs bedroom? 

What if every life challenge is our upstairs bedroom?

What if there's an entity out there in the stratosphere desperate to communicate but unable to successfully speak on our level, asking us to trust them?

"I'm only doing this for your safety. I would never do anything to harm you. I love you very deeply, and now I need you to trust me." 

What if instead of questioning and fighting during life's struggles, we chose to trust? 

Trust there is a greater plan. Trust there are benevolent energies working in our favor. Trust there is always hope.

2020 has been a shitty stressful miserable difficult year for everyone, but I'd like to believe there's an unseen energy reminding us, in their own language, that we are loved and cared for. That at times though it may feel as if we are a cat locked in a room, fighting to find familiarity and peace, there is a force working in our best interest, acting from pure, unadulterated love. 

What if instead of succumbing to fear we decide to have faith? After all, isn't life just one big trust fall? ;)

I choose to trust.

And I hope you do too!♥


Have personal struggles deepened your spiritual faith?

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