: I’ve always liked how Neowiccans and Neopagans... →
satdeshret: soloontherocks: I’ve always liked how Neowiccans and Neopagans are like HOLY SHITBALLS ITS A FULL MOON THIS IS A SUPER SACRED TIME WE HAVE SO MUCH WE NEED TO DO TONIGHT BECAUSE MAGICK and then the ancient Greeks were like “oh it’s a full moon?” and then the New Moon comes around and they’re just “HOLY… I think you mean the dark moon…. The new moon is the first crescent...
Anonymous asked: Whats a priestess, exactly? Ive heard the word lots of times, but im not sure if I have to be in a coven to be one.
Anonymous asked: Just wanted to say thanks for answering my question about where to turn to renew my ties with the craft. Thanks!
Wow, I haven’t posted in awhile- mostly updating my coven’s FB page with seasonal ideas, and photos. Had a couple questions come in, so I was reminded that y’all are here. And I appreciate that tumblr folks made me want to watch Supernatural. I had no idea it was so great. I’m almost done watching- now I’m up to S8E6, I think. <3
Mercury in Retrograde: 2/23- 3/17
When Mercury goes into retrograde, it looks as though it’s moving backwards. As Mercury is associated with communication, many things association with communication may break down. This might mean misunderstandings, technical failures- especially computer or phone, or issues with contracts. It’s especially intense for those who’s astrological sun sign is ruled by Mercury-...
Anonymous asked: Do you know an Ivy Mae LaFrance?
Anonymous asked: I practiced herbalism/solitary wicca many years ago. I gave it up at the request of a family member but have felt a very strong calling to return to the old ways. I thought I would "begin again" but, the problem is, so much seems to have changed....I do not know where to begin. So many labels, so many traditions, so many websites. I am confused and lost and desperately searching for...
Working on the coven page...
SO, I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve been posting over on my coven’s FB page. I post ritual ideas, photos, craft and recipe ideas, but ALL seasonal. Not random stuff. At least, not usual. If you are interested- you can like our page. :) https://www.facebook.com/twilightspiralcoven
BECAUSE THIS NEEDS TO BE SAID FUCKING AGAIN:
secularallupinhere: WITCHCRAFT =/= WICCA. Witcraft=Practice Wicca=Religion. You don’t need a religion to back up a practice. At all. You can do whatever the fuck you want. MKAY? I am reblogging this, even with the typo. That’s how you can tell that I feel strongly about it. I am Wiccan, and in my classes I make sure that people know that Witchcraft is a practice much like...
medusaisdead asked: I wanted you to know, that I think you're a pretty astonishing person. You've taught me a lot, and I appreciate it so much. Keep shinning on sister.
Ideas for Mabon
Ideas for Mabon/ Autumnal Equinox- it’s coming up in less than a week! • Do a thanksgiving circle, offering thanks as you face each direction — for home, finances, and physical health (North); for gifts of knowledge (East); for accomplishm… ents in career and hobbies (South); for relationships (West); and for spiritual insights and messages (Center). • Dip colorful leaves in melted...
Tumblr, thanks for teaching me about introverts.
I don’t run into seriously introverted people often, but if it wasn’t for all of those “I’m an introvert, this is how you deal with me” reblogged posts, I would still feel like I should try to get introverts to open up, speak louder, or contribute more to conversation. Instead of accepting that it’s okay that people are introverted, and it’s not my...
A Ramble On Curses
On Curses A typical “curse” scenario has an awful streak of bad luck befalling the unwitting participant. Her car doesn’t start, she has a fight with her husband, her kids are acting up at school, she gets injured, her cat runs away, etc. Just a heap of bad things influencing her life. Is this a curse? If she doesn’t know any witches, then, probably not. One doesn’t get accidently cursed,...
My Take on Pagan Veiling
So, there sure has been a lot of talk lately about Pagans who veil. This might meet anything from a full cover-everything type veil, to a wide headband. Quite a few people have talked to me about it, and not all the talk was about acceptance. So here is MY take on veiling. I was a devotee of Hestia years ago, and felt compelled to cover my hair. It was strange, and I rarely did it, but I...
August Full Corn Moon
August’s (first) full moon is tonight! Also known as the Wyrt, Corn or Sturgeon Moon, it coincides this year with Lughnasadh. A perfect time to look back on what you’ve accomplished this year, and what you have left to do. Here’s some more info about the Corn moon for you: Nature Spirits: dryads Herbs: chamomile, St. John’s Wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange Colors:...
Lughnasadh Ritual Ideas
Ideas for your Lammas/Lughnasadh celebration: the first (grain) harvest, the role of corn/grain in our lives, sacrifice now for future success, the death of Tailte (Lugh’s foster mother), and the Tailtean games put on in Her honor, crafts created with the fruits of the first harvest (ie: wheatweaving, corn dollies, etc.).
Wicca is not for the faint of heart.
Wicca is not for the faint of heart. It’s not for the fickle or shallow. This is a deep, soulful faith. It’s not always pretty. It’s not always nice. That’s good, because I’m not always pretty or nice. We live the elements: roll around in the moist earth, breathe deep of the air, submerge ourselves in the Mother’s womb of water, and embrace the flames of fire. We honor the ancient gods with...
If you practice your magickal path alone, you are a solitary witch. Not a solitaire. You are neither a card game, nor a single gem set in a piece of jewelry. You practice as a solitary witch. You can use that as a noun, too. You are a solitary. I’m not trying to be an asshole, I just want you to know the correct terms, so you don’t look like a flake. <3
Altar, not alter.
The surface on which you place your sacred objects, and Work on is an altar. To change something is to alter. You can alter your altar, but not vice-versa.
Sustaining Spiritual Growth (for seekers of all... →
What's the Use?
I really hate it when witches talk about which god/dess they are going to use for spellwork or ritual. Could it be possible to be more disrespectful? One honors a goddess, one prays to a goddess, one speaks to, or listens to, or implores a goddess. One does not USE a goddess. A goddess is not a catalyst in a spell. She is not a stone, nor an herb, nor words of power. She is power; she is the...
Litha Themes and Ideas
The maiden in my coven will be centering the Litha ritual this year, which will be open to friends and family, so, she’s in charge. Yay! I’m so excited for her and for the tradition as a whole. She’s hiving in July, brave soul that she is! She will be a wonderful leader, and I’m so excited for her and the ladies west of the 710 who will be lucky to circle with this group of...
These Whiskers Whisked Their Last Whisk
I am in my early thirties with a slightly elevated testosterone level. Know what that means? That means that I have just enough testosterone, not for a crazy awesome sexy libido, but just elevated enough for a tiny patch of whiskers. These tiny little poky hairs grow like a tiny patch of weeds under my chin. Just a tiny little patch. I liken them to weeds because when I pull one, tomorrow,...
Craft: Faery Glow Jars
Faeries have long been associated with Litha or Midsummer. If you are attending, or hosting an evening Litha event, why not make a faerie glow jar? image from below URL Get 2 glow sticks, or bracelets (15 bracelets for a buck at the dollar store) Get a jar (rinse one out, or get a mason jar) Grab some scissors. Put on rubber gloves, if you don’t want the glowy liquid on you, and...
Banned by the Bible: 76 things banned in Leviticus →
leviticusbans: Here’s chapter and verse on a more-or-less comprehensive list of things banned in the Leviticus book of the bible. A decent number of them are punishable by death. Unless you’ve never done any of them (and 54 to 56 are particularly tricky), perhaps it’s time to lay off quoting 18:22 for a…
On the Rede/ Karma / Law of Return
There is a HUGE misconception out there about the Wiccan Rede. The Wiccan rede isn’t a law, or something one has to follow- even if you are Wiccan. The word rede means advice. It’s advice to consider. An it harm none, do as ye will. I’ve been doing research into British Traditional Wicca, and those who adhere to traditional wicca feel the same way. Also, Wicca is much more than...
Five Waters Holy Water Recipe
Let me preface this with a statement: This is not the only way to make holy water- this is a project I’ve spent over a year working on. This is copyright me, 2012, for personal use only- do not copy my shit on the interwebs (but you can reblog with credit, please :)- thanks! :) This recipe is meant to make a concentrated water that can be added to any regular water to make it holy, or...
I hate tealight candles.
The ones that I buy always seem to only last an hour or so. Do you know how irritating it is to replace >15 candles? I’m going to replace them with mini novena candles, and put all my tealight holders away.
tarot, tomes, and tea: difference between having... →
empathworld: thought I’d post this. since I was thinking about it. I don’t know if I covered it all. There’s a difference between having anxiety and being over sensitive. Also a difference between being an introvert and being an empath who needs to chill out. But they are similiar. They… I enjoyed this explanation of the physical and emotional signs of empathy, so I’m reblogging to...
I know I haven't posted in awhile...
I know I haven’t posted in awhile, AND I missed the first J post for Pagan Blog Project, but I’ve been pretty busy. Work has been pretty painful, as the California election window has opened up, and rained it’s pointy little drops on me. I’m hoping to get back in gear over the next month or so. I have SO many things I want to do and/or post about. But instead, here’s...
Anonymous asked: People talk about tradition. Like a coven tradition or a different kind of tradition? You sound like youre in a coven. Is there a difference? or is it all one way of doing things?
Pagan Blog Project: Isosceles Breathing Technique
Sorry for the short post, but I’ve been working on the center for the coven’s Beltane rite this weekend. This is a super simple technique that I came up to teach students how to breathe for meditation (or relaxation) First, make sure you are doing stomach breathing. Your stomach should be moving with your breath, not your chest. Breathe in for a count of four. Hold it for a count of...
Red fairies are using my uterus as a trampoline.
Me: Playoffs and political are driving me crazy. How many naproxin can I take before my stomach lining dissolves?
Sandra: Two. I took one this morning.
Me: Prescription ones?
Sandra: I was told one every 12 hours. That's what my prescription says.
Me: The internet says I can't take two at a time. Or else I'll kill my liver. And I'm already killing my liver with my Welbutrin and wine. So, I'm going to die.
Sandra: One day you will.
Me: If you come over here and I'm dead of an exploded uterus...
Sandra: but not TODAY!
Me: Call the porter who parks in front of the fire hydrant.He deserves to clean up my dead uterus explosion for parking in front of the hydrant. That is all.