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The Dark Days of Love

  In these dark days I have no more love to give. Or so it seems, when I sit surrounded by my beautiful magic as the world burns to the ground around me. A...

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All Hail Neptune: Retrograde in Pisces

Move over, Mercury – its Neptune’s turn. June 16th through November 22nd we will be in a Neptune Retrograde – and this time, it falls under the sign of Pisces. The planet of fantasy, imagination, and dreams collides with the sign it rules over. Making for a long window of deep intuition and expressive emotional capacity. Neptune has been in Pisces since 2012 and will remain there...

Is that your Shiva Lingam or are you just happy to see me: Identifying and Honoring the Divine Masculine

  When I was growing up I was no stranger to the monopoly that men held over me; I had four brothers and other than my mother and pets I was the only female in the house. My father is pretty traditional and my brothers are super macho so they could do things that simply weren’t acceptable for me to do and I HATED it. In college, I began to unlearn the restrictions placed on me by society and...

Breathing Gratitude: An Exercise in Positive Intention Setting, Meditation and Manifestation

  In society, we are experiencing a surge in occult interest, new age ideals and the public acceptance of those who seek spirituality versus mainstream religion. People are looking within for answers. Searching for a path that walks with nature as an equal to engage elemental entities. Hoping to locate some capability of peering into the possibility of what the universe holds for our experien...

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Are You There Gods? It’s Me, Waiting

If I had a dollar for every time I sat alone, in the dark waiting for spirit to contact me, I would be filthy rich! I’ve cried out, begged for someone….something….anyone….to answer me! I’ve watched others reach this spiritual level of enlightenment that I just couldn’t seem to achieve. I’ve listened to the stories of others who communicate with their deiti...

The Ugly Side of Finding Yourself: Integrating the Shadow

We’re all guilty of it. Perhaps some of us more than others. We tend to look at the work of “Finding Ourselves”, “Connecting to the Universe” or “Obtaining Enlightenment” as this thing that’s going to transform our lives and make us better people without fully realizing that this comes with a price; Our Pain. It’s an unfortunate side affect of ...

Finding Your Witch Name

We’ve probably all seen the famous YouTube witches like Ember Honeyraven or Lady Gravedancer. But what’s with the “witchy” names and alternate identities? I’m often asked why I call myself ‘The Willow Witch’. Many different practitioners have chosen to use a spiritual name in their practice and rituals. I thought I would share with you some ideas that help...

Magick

Banish Negative Energy Bath: A Ritual

Sometimes, you just feel stuck. In a funk. Grumpy. Disconnected from Source. It’s awful! One of the biggest things to remember as a witch/magical practitioner/healer is that you have the tools to actually do something about it. Bath time is where I connect. Being a mother of two, I don’t always have a ton of time to myself. My rituals HAVE to fit into small amounts of time or else it j...

Tarot, Activating Your Personal Magick

You are getting a little bit more than you asked for in this kit! Looking at the labels im sure you are wondering what in the heck is this stuff! In order to take tarot, or divination for that matter, to a level beyond the surface interpretation we have to source the origin and activate our personal magick. Psychic information is not readily available to our conscious logical mind so we employ mag...

Working with Star Energy

Working with star energy is no different than drawing down the moon or drawing any other energy. When we draw on magickal energy, we become a conduit for it as we modify it. We draw it in, shape it with our intentions through visualization and then send it out with our own energy and will power. We can draw in star energy into a crystal, talisman or magickal tool to enhance our intentions in a spe...

Magick

Banish Negative Energy Bath: A Ritual

Sometimes, you just feel stuck. In a funk. Grumpy. Disconnected from Source. It’s awful! One of the biggest things to remember as a witch/magical practitioner/healer is that you have the tools to actually do something about it. Bath time is where I connect. Being a mother of two, I don’t always have a ton of time to myself. My rituals HAVE to fit into small amounts of time or else it j...

Tarot, Activating Your Personal Magick

You are getting a little bit more than you asked for in this kit! Looking at the labels im sure you are wondering what in the heck is this stuff! In order to take tarot, or divination for that matter, to a level beyond the surface interpretation we have to source the origin and activate our personal magick. Psychic information is not readily available to our conscious logical mind so we employ mag...

Working with Star Energy

Working with star energy is no different than drawing down the moon or drawing any other energy. When we draw on magickal energy, we become a conduit for it as we modify it. We draw it in, shape it with our intentions through visualization and then send it out with our own energy and will power. We can draw in star energy into a crystal, talisman or magickal tool to enhance our intentions in a spe...

Is that your Shiva Lingam or are you just happy to see me: Identifying and Honoring the Divine Masculine

  When I was growing up I was no stranger to the monopoly that men held over me; I had four brothers and other than my mother and pets I was the only female in the house. My father is pretty traditional and my brothers are super macho so they could do things that simply weren’t acceptable for me to do and I HATED it. In college, I began to unlearn the restrictions placed on me by society and...

Drawing Down the Moon: A Ritual

In April’s Cosmic Energy Box, we received tools to aid in Drawing Down the Moon. (Which I was over the moon about – pun intended!) Some of you may already be familiar with this ritual. For those of you who aren’t, I’ll explain a bit. The ritual of Drawing Down the Moon is a common practice in Wicca. Traditionally performed by the High Priestess of a Coven, where she invokes...

Answering The Call Of Spirit

Answering The Call Of Spirit You feel like something just isn’t right. There’s an uneasy feeling deep in your stomach that you can’t seem to find the cause of. Your emotions are scattered with highs of euphoria and lows of destitution. “What is it,” you scream internally! Does any of this sound familiar? Perhaps Spirit is calling you! As I’ve mentioned before, a...

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Embrace You by Charity Rhodes

The poem, “Embrace You” was inspired by a feeling of isolation in such a full world and the desire to be seen and loved for every good and “ba...