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- 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- 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- 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…

My tarot decks for Autumn

I love seasonal things.  I love watching the passing of time, and Autumn is such a beautiful time to celebrate the changing of the seasons and how that affects us.  I’m also a little obsessed with having the right things to use for the right occasions.  Hence, my project to have a different tarot deck…

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…

Client reading for Squirrel August 3, 2017- Chakra Kundalini spread

Would you like to see what one of my client’s video readings looks like?  Take a gander.  (Posted with permission.) Take a look at my Etsy store to see what other readings I offer!  🙂  https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmieRavenson https://youtu.be/tH8UGQ89Y_I    

Bewitching Your Day 21- Amethyst

More Information: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker

Bewitching Your Day 17- Ritual Purification Bath

  Ingredients: Purification Escential Essences Incense Sticks Celtic Sea Salt®, Light Grey, By The Grain & Salt Society, Coarse Ground, 1 lb 7 Day Candle-White Tumbled Aquamarine “A” (1″ – 1-1/2″) – 1pc. Clear Quartz Points “A/B” Grade (5/8″ – 1.25″) – 10pcs. Lavender Flowers on MountainRoseHerbs.com Sage on MountainRoseHerbs.com  

Throat chakra stones

So, a few months ago, I decided to do some work on healing my heart chakra from grief.  It went pretty well, though the real test will come the next time ‘something bad’ happens.  It remains to be seen whether I handle it gracefully or fall apart. Now that I’ve done that work, as I…

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…

Heart chakra blues

I mentioned in my weekly tarot pull last week that grief is something I have a lot of recent experience with.  Losing Valentine took me back into that dark place where I felt like death and loss were all I had to look forward to, and though it didn’t last for more than a few…

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…

Pagan Blog Project Week 32- Protection Stones and Herbs

So, I felt bad because I really wanted to do one week on protection and one week on purification for the Pagan Blog Project.   I would still like to do the same sort of post for purification, but that will be outside the scope of the Pagan Blog Project, as we’re moving on to Q…

Pagan Blog Project Week 30- Obsidian

Obsidian is created when liquid silica (lava) is ejected from a volcanic eruption. It is cooled so quickly that it doesn’t have a chance to form any crystalline structures. It’s known as volcanic glass for this reason. It’s usally a smooth, dark, brittle stone that shows very sharp edges when it’s broken. It’s usually dark…

Writing Rituals and NaNoWriMo update

NaNoWriMo is going pretty well so far. As of right now, I’m about 3500 words behind on my goal word count for today, but that can be easily made up. Also, I’m going to use this blog post as part of my word count. That may not be strictly legal, but I’m writing and being…