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…

NaNoWriMo update and some thoughts on friendship (a bunch of lists)

So this is the time in November where I realize how incredibly far behind I am on NaNo. In the past few years, I’ve just stopped here. That’s because there was usually someone in the hospital, or dying, or recently passed, and November is just kind of a shit month all around and writing 50,000…

Stones and Oils for Joy and Happiness

Happiness has been a little difficult to come by these days.  There’s so much violence in the world, whether it’s something as far-away and nebulous as foreign wars we don’t quite understand, or closer to home.  The events of Charlotteville, Va highlighted a depth and intensity of hate that a lot of us were barely…

Let Govember!

So I was talking to a friend, and we were discussing how we both have a lot of negative energy in our lives.  We talked about how we could both do with a good housecleaning, physically, emotionally, mentally, etc.  I usually don’t have trouble eliminating negativity from my life in small ways, but sometimes you…

Not myself lately..

Funny story, I actually started this post over 2 weeks ago.  And then forgot about it.  And then decided to write something about how I haven’t been feeling myself lately.  So this is apparently both a theme and a symptom of what I’m talking about right now. This is the text from the original post:…

Tarot- July 10th, 2016 (Also connection and disconnection)

Sorry this one is a little late in the day.  We just got back from a movie, and I’ll talk a little more about that later.  Today I’m using (as always) The Wildwood Tarot. In the past position, we have the Page of Arrows (Swords).  So we’ve studied and researched, and we’ve laid good foundations…

Poem- Haiku #5 (Expansion and Contraction)

Expand and contract My energy is failing Tried to do too much My fibro body Is filled with muscles aching Simply exhausted ******************************************** These poems sum up perfectly how I’ve been feeling today.  For the past week or so, I’ve been feeling pretty good.  I’ve been feeling expansive.  I’ve been joining groups, making friends, and…

Ostara- Renewal, rebirth, rejuvenation

Ostara has always been a favorite sabbat of mine.  The first ritual I ever put together and performed was on Ostara.  I was enamoured.  I felt the new life of Spring coursing through my body, I felt the sacredness of the change of seasons, I felt the magick of the Goddess in her transformation.  I…

Stones for self-care

I’ve blogged a few times about how winter, and January in particular, are really tough for me.  The loop of cold -> fibro pain -> depression -> fibro pain -> depression -> fibro pain -> depression compounds itself into an overall shitty time for me.  I’ve spent a lot more days in bed this month…

Mabon, balance, and bipolar

Mabon is normally one of my favorite sabbats.  It signifies a turning toward the dark half of the year, which I love.   The weather is slightly cooler, and it’s thrilling to think of the beautiful Autumn and Winter to come.  I start thinking about apples and grapes and all the soups and chili I’ll…

My Creative Life 5-22-15

So.  Yeah.  I haven’t written here much lately.  I haven’t written much ANYWHERE lately. And I know that I usually start of with some excuse about why I haven’t written.  But if you’ll notice, I’ve shifted the focus from My ‘Writing’ Life to My ‘Creative’ Life.  Because while I haven’t written lately, I’ve been arting…