Today’s full moon in Pisces is a great time to work on intuition and practice divination and other forms of the craft. When doing your ritual or craft work tonight, you can represent Pisces with aquamarine crystals and candles, the symbol for Pisces and the element of water. Meditate on your emotions and your manifestations made during the New Moon.
We are quickly coming up on the Autumn Solstice Wednesday and also another Mercury Retrograde. Take time and enjoy your magic tonight. It’s a perfect night to pull out those tarot cards, runes, pendulums, crystal balls, tea leaves etc..
Share with me what forms of divination you have tried. Did you find it easy? Do you have multiple? I’d love to hear from you!
I am not a huge social media person, which actually may be a blessing, but I have friends that are. I am on a few social media sites for work purposes mostly and run our site on Facebook and Instagram, but I don’t look up groups and such when it comes to witchcraft.
I know it is now trendy to be spiritual and witchy, but trends tend to take the ethics and meaning out of what is being shown. I had a friend send me a link to a social media post where the trend is cord cutting. So the post shows it as string tied to two candles and burning them and setting intention and that is it.
First off I was seriously shaking my head that this is what people think cord cutting is. They never went into the fact it is the emotional and energy cord that needs to be cut or how to do that. They made some fancy pretty demonstration and that’s it.
Now not to get off topic or all in a rage about uneducated witches, but that is why I am writing this post. First off magic is personal. You use your own judgment and energy. Paying someone else to do the job for you will only result in diluted possibly unwanted outcomes.
Next, my role as a High Priestess is to educate and mentor others, so I have chosen to offer some basic lessons on crafting to help those that want to learn and understand how to plan and create beautiful outcomes.
I will not be giving you spells or rituals, instead I will teach you how to create your own as well as the ethics, and some lessons on exploring and working on your talents.
If you are interested in learning the 101 of magic, register for a my live zoom classes on Thursday night’s starting at 7pm.
When creating magick there are a few things that set you up for a successful outcome. In this post I will just go over the basics because there are a lot of new crafters out there and it’s good to understand or even freshen up on the basics.
This blog is inspired by one of my favorite books Making Magick By Edian McCoy. In this book she goes over all the basics for natural magic and how to make it work for you. I read this book when it came out and it quickly became one of my all time go to references.
The 6 Steps according to Miss McCoy are:
Desire and Need
Knowledge and Realistic Expectations
The Ability to Keep Silent
Willingness to Back Up Magick in the Physical World
These steps are the foundation to successful outcomes. The Desire and need equal intention. Intention is the root source of all magick.
Emotional involvement is your manifestation on a mental level. Are you passionate about the magick? If your heart is not fully invested in your plan it will not be as effective.
Understanding the realistic expectations of what your outcome may be is important. For example we can not realistically change a frog into a prince. Understanding that the outcome is realistic and not a fantasy is definitely important. Also Knowing how to perform the magick correctly and the right tools needed time of day or year and any planetary phases that involved will help a give you a greater outcome. Understanding when is not a good time to do the work and when the timing is right. Education and patience are key.
Having belief in yourself and your abilities to make magick will increase the effectiveness of your outcomes. If dealing with deities or higher powers, having faith in them is also just as important.
The ability to keep silent. This one is a big one and in today’s world of social media and look at what I can do culture this in my opinion is probably the hardest one for new crafters. Every time we share our magick with someone it loses a little of its power. Talking about it openly may fall on the wrong ears and cause the outcome to backfire or not happen at all. Recording your process is a great way to keep a journal of the progress along the way
Backing up you work in the real world means putting in the work. If you are looking for a new home and do a spell but don’t actually look for a new home obviously the spell won’t work. If you are looking for a lazy way out trying to do spell work without putting in the work magick is not for you. A prime example we see all the time is love spells. This type of magick would be most potent if you worked on yourself love and traumas first then put the intention for another.
These six steps are of course not the only steps and not all facets of crafters hold the same values, but they are a good foundation to those starting out. Feel free to reach out with any questions at email@example.com
This weekend my beautiful family will be working on our Blessed from the Altar Collection. You will soon notice new items in our shop designed to enhance magical energies and help aid in crafting. The energy we share is unstoppable and together we are going to put together a beautiful collection to be enjoyed by fellow spiritualists. I can’t wait to get going on this weekend’s projects! Hurry up 5pm!
Retrograde of planets seriously kicked my butt last week. I have been just feeling short tempered and down at the same time. I have lessened my caffeine , my sugar and other stressors during this time to help relieve some of the stress. I have a job that if I don’t look like a Disney Princess I get sent home because my bitch face says I am stressed.
So what did I do about it? Well This passed weekend I went home and I did allow myself to rest but not become stuck. I get stuck on the couch trying to breathe through anxiety. So I moved around. Took deep breathes and I moved slow but I moved. I cleaned my room up, did laundry, even painted. I stood up and just swayed side to side and got a little movement going before picking a task.
I can do this and I will not let my mood be swayed by something impractical, because while I am a witch, I am also practical. I believe in the magic of the earth and energy but I am also not going to blame planets for my feelings. I take control over myself and start to change the outcome of my day.
Today after a weekend of doing not much other than swaying and breathing I feel pretty good and at peace. Allow yourself to enjoy small movements and moments. Not each victory is a huge step forward. Todays card of the day was perfect. Check it out below
Here we go again. Retrograde, our favorite time of the year, just kidding. For me though I do enjoy retrogrades. They are time of reflection and growth. Taking a step back and evaluating ourselves and out situations.
It is the perfect time for study and self healing. Retrograde in Libra is the perfect time for finding balance within our lives and our relationships with others. Do we have people in our lives that really don’t do much for our growth? Do we have some holding us back from reaching our full potential? We then need to reevaluate and purge.
Ask yourself are you a friend that shows up? Do you go to them when in need? Are they there for you as much as you are there for them? We know relationships are give and take. How much are we giving vs how much we are taking determines the relationship dynamic.
A few great ideas to work on this retrograde:
Speak with kind and fair words.
Listen without intention of responding/ silent witnessing
Use words of gratitude and compassion towards others as well as when you are talking about yourself.
Create a daily ritual dedicated to calm and quite the mind. Mental self care is a great way to spend this retrograde.
Wear bright fall colors! Keep yourself from starting to feel down and out. Brighten up your day with a little red or yellow or orange.
Challenge yourself daily to a new spiritual development. Maybe try a new divination everyday for the next couple of weeks and see how it works for you.
Of course let me know how your progress is coming along! I’d love to hear from you! Message me here
September 22 is the first day of Autumn. We call this the Autumn Equinox or Mabon. Mabon is a Sabbat celebrated with colors and symbols from a late harvest. It is the celebration of gathering the last harvest from fields, gardens and orchards in time to preserve and store for the coming winter.
Mabon is a time for reflection and self healing. You can celebrate in a few different way and always do what feels right for you.
Decorate your space with colors and symbols from the last harvest. Maybe put out some apples and pomegranates and add some pretty colors of red, gold and green.
Make a beautiful meal and share it with friends and loved ones.
Take a nice hike to an apple orchard or a local farmers market
Do a ritual involving the Dark Mother celebrating the Crone aspect of the goddess.
Meditate on bringing balance to your life throughout the winter.
If you are looking into the magic element of Mabon, do some research on the Dark Mother, Demeter and Persephone. Honor them in your rituals and hold them in your thoughts.
This is the time when Demeter says goodbye to her daughter, Persephone as she is led to the underworld until spring. it can be said that she is led by the goddess Hecate to continue to her reign in the underworld. While she is gone the earth is barren and sleeps until her return.
This is also a perfect time for shadow work and healing. Work on the uncomfortable and study. Take time to yourself and create balance. Heal old wounds and traumas and be ready to grow new again come the spring.
For help and additional information on healing traumas contact me for a consultation.