They say spirituality is the study of the spirit. While scientists have struggled to catch up with the matter fully, witches, warlocks, psychics and others within the community have been doing it for centuries, uncovering the secrets forgotten by time. Fortunately, time does not have amnesia: these secrets and more can be unlocked at Leith Witchcraft Market on December 3.
Located at Leith Arches, the market has a unique allure that draws in ‘witchy crafters and crafty witches’. You can top up your crystal collection, get a tarot card or palm reading, buy your first tarot deck or simply join a coven. And to further get into the witchy spirit, treat yourself to handmade magical jewellery, art in multiple forms by local artists or skull-shaped handmade soap.
Past markets have seen Nic from Meadows Crystal Shop has been in the crystal business for 15 years. Also a reiki practitioner and an intuitive energy healer, she works with sound and crystals. “I love to assist people in finding and connecting with the right crystal for them. Crystals speak to us in many subtle ways, guiding us to the energy that may aid us at that time.”, said Nic.
And what can be more flavoursome than a witchy wine tasting. Siobhan, who is an illustrator, creator and wine witch has been a regular face at the market doing ‘di-vin-ation’ with a tarot-inspired wine tasting. You can also grab some themed greeting cards made by the maker.
Kalem has also been a regular presence offering spiritual guidance to those who need it. Offering palmistry and tarot card readings, Kalem uses divination and intuition to advise visitors on matters of love, career, money, homelife and more. It’s first come first served, so just turn up and see what destiny has in store for you upstairs.
Leith Witchcraft Market is the perfect spot to celebrate the past year, mark the upcoming Winter solstice that is set to take place on December 22, feed your curiosity or just join an inclusive, wholesome community full of kind people. Supporting local businesses and artists is at the heart of what they do, and the market is usually on regularly. Not to worry: if you can’t make it in September, you can also head down there on Candlemas in February.