Magickal Month- September 2019

Is it possible that Autumn is right around the corner? It’s still sweltering hot here in Georgia, and it will stay sweltering hot for at least this month. But every time the weather breaks, even if by a few degrees, it’s a reminder that longer, cooler nights are ahead and it’s time to start wrapping…

Magickal Month- August 2019

In August our attention pivots from the work of tending our ‘crops’ (literal or metaphorical) to beginning the harvest. We’re seeing the rewards of all the work we’ve put in over the Spring and Summer, and it feels amazing. We’re also now on the downside of Summer, and though Autumn is still 6 weeks away,…

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- April

April is such an exciting month! This time last month, we were seeing the first flowers and signs of new life, but now we’re seeing the real greening of the world. The forests are iridescent green, the azaleas, phlox, red buds, and cherry trees are coming in, and those first signs of life have become…

Magickal Month- December

December is a month of extremes. There’s the cold and chill outside, and the warmth and comfort of our homes, our families, and our friends. There’s the stress and frustration of holiday shopping, finances, parties, etc., and there are the sweet, happy moments of seasonal joy. It can be incredibly difficult for a lot of…

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- September

September is such an exciting month for those of us who love Autumn. While the season doesn’t actually start until the Equinox on the 22nd (at 9:54pm here in the EDT zone), September still feels like that gateway month. We’ve suffered through the heat of June, July, and August, and we can feel the nights…

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- June

June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calenders. It was named after Juno, the Roman mother goddess, wife of Jupiter, analogous to Greek Hera. While Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st on the Summer solstice, the weather is already fully hot and humid. Here, we’ve had rain for…

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- February

The name February came from the Latin Februum, meaning purification. The festival named Februa was the festival of purification that was celebrated on February 15th. Purification is an interesting theme for this month, as we’ve been stuck inside all winter. The air is stale, our moods are stale, and it’s time to get some fresh…

Magickal Month- January

January was named after the Roman god Janus, who was known as the god of doorways, endings, and the new beginnings that follow. He had 2 heads, one looking to the past year, and one looking to the upcoming year, and so he’s perfect for this first year of the month when we’re looking forward…

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…

NaPoWriMo- 3

Regal and lush, the feminine divine, Her body is full, her smile is sublime. She rules over the land, brings it to life, Monarch and lover, mother and wife. Her abundance spills over, a harvest of love, She nurtures the lands, caring from above. When you see her you know your heart’s wish is near….

NaPoWriMo- 0

Tripping along lightly, hither and yon, A smile on the lips, a head filled with song. No dangers on the road ahead to be seen, Time to smell the flowers, to skip, to daydream. Basking in the beauty, the warmth of the sun, What are you running towards?  Or running away from? Are there people…

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- 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,…