Magickal Month- October 2019

Welcome to October, now affectionately known as WHY IS IT STILL SO HOT?? Also known as the month of Halloween. I’m drinking my Pumpkin Cream Nitro Cold Brew from Starbucks in leiu of a typical Pumpkin Spice Latte because it’s still in the mid 90s here in Georgia. Anyone who still thinks that global warming…

Magickal Month- July 2019

July was named after Julius Caesar, as it was his birth month. Previously, it was known as Quintilus because it was the 5th month of the old calendar. It became the 7th month when January and February were added to the beginning of the calendar, and a year became 12 months long. If you didn’t…

Magickal Month- May 2019

May was named after the Roman goddess Maia, a goddess of fertility and abundance. Several cultures marked May with fertility festivals of some sort or another, and our modern Pagan festival of Beltane is no exception. It’s a celebration of fertility, sexuality, flowers, and love. Spring has sprung, and it’s time to celebrate all the…

Solitary Full Moon Tea and Ritual

The full moon is a time of celebration. We’ve grown over the past 2 weeks from the new moon, and hopefully worked towards the intentions that we set at the new moon. This is a time of light, of fullness, and of highlighting our spiritual practices. The energies of this moon are illumination, making magick,…

Solitary New Moon Tea and Ritual

The new moon is a time to go within and reflect. This is the start of a new moon cycle where we can begin again, set our intentions, and deal with any inner work that needs to be done. So the energies of this moon are rest, reflection, going deep within, and deciding on our…

Magickal Month-February

February is the last bit of cold before the Spring comes, and we’re naturally beginning to think about the growth season ahead. We’re feeling the stirrings of activity as the days are getting longer and sunnier, though there’s still a strong chance of Winter weather. We can’t help but get excited when the snow drops,…

Magickal Month- January 2019

January is kind of a mixed bag, depending on your mindset. For some, the holidays are over, and the long winter stretches ahead of us, bleak and depressing. But for some, this is a month of new possibilities, taking control of our lives after the chaos of the holiday season, and a time to rest,…

Magickal Month- November

November was originally the 9th month in the old Roman calendar, but became the 11th month in the updated Julian and Gregorian calendars when January and February were added to the beginning of the year. Here in the Southeastern US, it’s finally getting chilly. We may have a few sunny, warm days here and there,…

Magickal Month- October

October is the 10th month of the year, though it’s named after ‘octo’ meaning 8 in the old Roman calendar. Another one of those, right? It was moved into the 10th place with the establishment of January and February as the first and second months in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It was also known…

Magickal Month- August

August was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month of the Roman year. Now it’s the eighth month, but October (Octo= 8) was already taken. Because… Because… *sigh* Here in Georgia, we’re all pretty grateful to have gotten through July. August tends to be a little drier and less humid than…

Magickal Month- July

July is the 7th month of the year, named after Julius Caesar because it was his birth month. The ‘Dog Days of Summer’ begin in July as well. They’re associated with the star Sirius “The Dog Star”, which is rumored to bring drought, lethargy, madness, and bad luck with its return to the night sky….

Magickal Month- May

May was named after the Greek Maia, mother of Hermes, and oldest of the Pleiades. In Greece, she was primarily known as a mother archetype, but in the Roman version, she became connected with several other goddesses, including Bona Dea (Good Goddess), Terra (earth), Fauna (prophetic goddess of the woodlands), Magna Mater (Cybele), Ops (an…

Magickal Month- April

There is some debate on the origin of the word April to describe the fourth month of the Julian calendar. There is evidence that supports the etymological connection to the word ‘aperire’ (meaning to open- as in opening the Spring season), and also a connection to Aphrilis (derived from Aphrodite, as her major festivals took…

Magickal Month- March

The name March comes from the old Roman Martius, as March was originally dedicated to Mars, the Roman god of war and agriculture. As March brought better weather, people started to plan for things like battle and farming- hence Mars. It was originally the first month of the old Roman calendar, and several other cultures…

Magickal Month- December

The name of December came about from the Latin ‘decem’, meaning 10. It was originally the 10th month of the year in the old Latin calendar, but was made the 12th month when January and February were added. We’ve been confused ever since. December is a tricky month. For those who love the holidays, it’s…

Magickal Month- November

So this is a thing I want to start doing from now on.  For each month, I’m going to talk a little about the tides of the month, the lunar and astrological dates, stones and herbs I’m especially drawn to, and do a 3 card reading for the month.  At the bottom, I’ll talk about…

Poem- The Faire Folk

The Faire Folk Meandering through the wildwood green A vision of wonder, there to be seen The faire folk, frolicking round Their laugher and music, a merry sound They dance and they leap, a joy to behold But be ye wary, do not let them take hold Of your mind and body, and make you…

Poem- Ring of Protection Spell

Ring of Protection Spell A ring of protection, I cast around. All ill will is hereby bound. Keep away from me, negativity goodbye. I no longer accept drama or lies In my inner circle, my sacred space. Rosemary and holly, salt to taste. Tourmaline and hematite, protective stones. My boundary is set, by my blood…

Poem- Vishuddha

Vishuddha The throat, center of speech Where will is expressed and shared Communication divine, sacred voice Thought becomes sound, words of magick Creativity given wing, music and writing Weaving a web, creating connection ************** This one isn’t great.  It’s been a very long day.  :0)

Poem- Clearing/cleansing spell for renewal

Clearing/cleansing spell for renewal Cleaning and clearing, this space I renew. Widdershins I travel, stagnation to undo. I dust and I sweep, I get rid of clutter, To let in new energy, the light of the mother. No more will my life be ruled by these things. I’m ready for new energy the universe now…

Poem- Beltane

Beltane Beltane approaches us, boys and girls. Time to frolic, and whirl, and twirl, Around the Maypole, so strong and so tall, Symbol of the God, who fertilizes all The crops in the fields, our harvest to come, For sacrifice in fall, to feed everyone. But now we celebrate his union divine With the Goddess,…

Poem- Spell for a New Lover

Spell for a New Lover My heart is pure, my intentions good I love myself first, as I should. I’m ready to accept love into my life I prick my finger with this knife. My blood on this candle for to spread I wish for someone to share my bed. To be a partner, a…

Poem- Abundance Spell

Abundance Spell Abundance and wealth, I call to me Financial improvement for to see. An it harm none, that’s the trick As I light this candle’s wick. As it burns down, money arrives To help the quality of our lives. Powers of cinnamon, nutmeg, and stone Help me now to set the tone. As long…

Poem- Elemental Prayer

Elemental Prayer I praise thee Water, And ask for the powers of Love and compassion, The emotions that bring my life richness. I praise thee Fire, And ask for the powers of Passion and motivation, The will to see my plans through. I praise thee Air, And ask for the powers of Intellect and communication,…

Poem- A Daily Prayer

A Daily Prayer I give thanks to the Maiden for this day For all the opportunities and new beginnings For the unbearable beauty of the world For energy and enthusiasm to enjoy it I give thanks to the Mother for this day For all my loved ones and those that love me For the joy…

Poem- Lakshmi

Lakshmi Mother of abundance, bestower of treasure Lady of the lotus and gold coins Bring us your blessing, for our life’s pleasure And in reverence we will toil for our gains Bestower of strength and spiritual truth You show us the way with four-fold goals Consort of Vishnu, his devotees you soothe And reward them…

Poem- Spirit

Spirit Interweaving all we do Our actions just, our words are true A violet flame that comes from within Suffusing our bodies, our souls, our skin The animating principle that shows who we are Our spirit made of energy, our body of stars The voice that guides you, shows you the way Your core essential,…

Poem- Inanna

Inanna Keeper of the flames of passion Lady of heaven, Goddess of love Also warlike, protector of the people Bringer of storms that nourish or destroy She dances above the harvest wheat Bounty falling upon farmers below Supplicants come to her temples To be healed through divine ecstasy First star of the night sky and…

Poem- Zephyr

Zephyr A cool breeze, the most elusive of elements Slipping, sliding through the leaves Powers of intellect and communication Our thoughts and words on a divine breath Musical, keening on a hilltop high Blowing away illusions, all that is false Bringing creative inspiration, all the ideas Blessing us with literature and music and art

Poem- Gods of Caledonia

Gods of Caledonia Taking refuge in remnants Wild and free Brought by glaciers in the age of ice Enlivened by sorcerers in the age of magick They stand sentinel, witnesses To tales of enchantment and history Ruined by agriculture, human engineering And the greed of shepherd stock Still, there are stories to be told In…