This is a simple recipe for a delightful cleansing incense that will be sure to be part of your daily magical practice. Incense in ritual is associated with the one of the four cardinal elements of Air because of the way the smoke billows in such gorgeous undulating swirls, eventually settling and hovering, enhancing or even perhaps molecularly changing the atmosphere. As some of the smoke drifts out the windows and doors, carrying energetic impurities with it, the rest simply dissolves into air. Air is not solid, it is constant and changing and it just is. Air as a concept is something that can not even be explained and must only accepted. To a metaphysician, Air is not taken for granted and it is studied and revered as something holy.Read More
To the witch the acknowledgement of the circle cross is of paramount importance. The pattern of the universe as we know it, is four fold around a central point: 4 cardinal directions from the center axis of earth, 4 limbs from the center of our bodies, 4 elements (earth, air, fire, water) stemming from spirit, and of course the most obvious and tangible is the display of the four seasons as the earth travels in its ceaseless spin around the sun…Read More
Below is a cleansing spell that can be used anytime. It will sanctify yourself and your space and allow you to flow with grace. Read the instructions over several times before beginning to make sure everything is prepared and you have mentally rehearsed the steps. Grace is the ability to endure trial with the presence and power of god/spirit/divine consciousness.
Ritual during the summer solstice should be simple and there are two traditional elements used: Fire and Flowers. Fire symbolizes the sun which on this day is at its zenith-Fire burns it cleanses and protects us from unwanted energy, and the flowers are a sign of god’s grace and the prized beauty of the fairy realms.
FULL MOON IN SCORPIO is in my opinion, the most magical moon and the ones that even your everyday “blocked off” average joe can feel too. It gives the night a funny sort of energy that’s viscous, sexy, magical, and profound. It’s the kind of moon that makes your toes curl and your spine adjust.
Scorpio moon is about Death which is a word that sends chills through a lot of people but death is not an ending, it falls in the middle of life, many times over. When the moon glows and sends off its thick wafting mists of scorpionic beauty, it indicates a cleansing of the past and the ascent that follows after it. Tonight is a time to transform and become unafraid.
We stand now after the Spring equinox in a portion of the year called Ostara according to the Celtic calendar. Ostara, named for the goddess Eostre, is a celebration from which the Christian holiday of Easter originated. Rabbits, colored eggs and flowers are all part of the traditional Ostara altar, which celebrates birth and new life as the Winter snow melts and the air becomes freshened with the scent of new grass and flowers. Tonight’s Full Moon in Libra, whose symbol is the double scales, perfectly accompanies the theme of Ostara and Spring, when the equilibrium of the days and nights are at equal length. Tonight, we observe both darkness and light within ourselves, death and rebirth and all the other polarities that come to mind (love and hate, poverty and wealth, sex and chastity and so on.)Read More
Because we are in Pisces which is also ruled by water, this time is extra wet and fluid, allowing our intentions to flow upward while we cleanse ourselves on the deepest of subconscious levels. If you feel like you're working and working and never seem to quite get anywhere or if you are giving yourself a hard time, feeling defeated or like you are incapable, consider where these feelings of oppression began. Taking a dive into this ocean of your subconscious may reveal why you attach to such beliefs. Many feel intentions planted at this time can be willy nilly and superficial, but when the New Moon is in Pisces, this intention must come from the depths and be clear.... (click image above for more)Read More
Often our attachments to first loves, old love or experiences with unrequited love can be the hardest to release because both the trauma of not being held or wanted, coupled with our societies heteronormative ideals, is imprinted in our subconscious. The beliefs about yourself based on this trauma can thwart your will in many other areas of your life too. Unfortunately scars stay on your skin forever but kisses to not. Here is a small ritual that can help you to cut the cord once and for all so that your will to bring love and abundance into your life can flow more freely. (click image above...)Read More
According to the witches who follow the Celtic calendar, we are in a period called Imbolc (February 2-March 20.) This time was very sacred to The Ancient Ones and marked the promise of spring during the harshest and most excruciating final days of winter. Back in the day, before heat and electricity, faith and the heart flame was all one had to keep going and so it is during Imbolc that we ignite our creativity and love for the goddess. The deity associated with this time on the wheel is called Brigid, the goddess of the Sun and the creative fire, poetry and crafts, light and renewal. This ritual was designed to harness peace during the sways of change and give back to the earth. (click image above for more)