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…

My tarot decks for Summer

I haven’t been posting a lot outside of my Magickal Month posts lately. There’s a good reason for that. It’s hot and I don’t wanna. Nyeh! (Actually, I’ve had a lot of other things going on, including Camp NaNoWriMo, a group on Facebook that is meant to facilitate and support making positive changes in life,…

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…

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…

Retreat

September is always a month of regrouping.  DragonCon tends to be a pivot in my year, the weekend that divides the buildup from the come down.  This year was no exception, especially with the added excitement and work of doing the Tarot 101 presentation.  When you combine that stress with the stress of Irma (and…

Autumntide Priorities

The days are getting shorter, there’s a nice breeze in the night air, and DragonCon marks the beginning of the end of Summer.  We have Mabon and Samhain to look forward to, which are my two favorite sabbats! While Autumn is usually seen as a time of going within, taking stock, and relaxing into Winter,…

DragonCon debrief, and into the future!

So DragonCon this year was amazing, as it always is.  I did something different this year, however, and I had a different experience. I decided that I wouldn’t do what I’ve done in years past, which is sequestering myself in the Writer’s Track room and treating the con like a writer’s retreat.  I did this…

Tarot- May 29th, 2016

I’m super low-energy, pain lady today.  It actually hurt to shuffle the cards.  Yeah, fibro sucks.  So I’m in a Soma coma and may not be the most succinct today.  However, the cards this week were interesting to say the least. I’m using the Wildwood Tarot again, and the more I use this deck, the…

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- Haikus #6

Haikus #6 Cancer encroaching A long emotional day Haiku copout Dogs peed everywhere When I got home from running All of my errands Want to burn my house Down to the ground and find some New place to reside Bigtime shitty day Nothing positive to say Lame-ass haikus No AC in car Spent the day…

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- 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…

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- 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- Haiku #4

Going out tonight With unpredictable friend Might be a strip club *************************** Tarot post today So many hours in the day Haiku copout

Poem- Cernunnos

Cernunnos A flash of eyes, deep in the verdant tangle Wildness incarnate, beyond words A momentary impression, a feeling in the gut A call to join him and be torn apart Masculinity on display, meditating deep Communing with the creatures who come at his call He holds a torque, he is king of the woodlands…

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

Poems- Haiku #3

I kinda forgot To write a poem today Another haiku ***************************** At least I will try To create two haikus As my punishment ***************************** Even better three April is NaPoWriMo month Thirty is a lot

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…

Poem- Crackle

  Crackle Flames licking the legs of dancers brave Passion embodied in a devouring rage Colors of orange, red, and blue Courage in action, motivation true Power of destruction to bring forth new life Heat of physical love, or also of strife A powerful cleanser, to start anew Banish the negative, light the witches brew