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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Little Known Goals of a Witch

I know that Scott Cunningham wrote the 13 goals of a witch; and they are great; they are:
“1. Know yourself.
2. Know your Craft (Wicca).
3. Learn.
4. Apply knowledge with wisdom.
5. Achieve balance.
6. Keep your words in good order.
7. Keep your thoughts in good order.
8. Celebrate life.
9. Attune with the cycles of the Earth.
10. Breathe and eat correctly.
11. Exercise the body.
12. Meditate.
13. Honor the Goddess and God.”
— Scott Cunningham
However, are these goals really relevant to Witches who practice just witchcraft? Yes and no. Here are my goals as a witch:

  • Connect deeply and intimately to the earth and all it has to offer; herbs, stones, animals, sacred places, etc.
  • Connect with your helping spirits such as animal guides, loved ones who have passed on, & spirit guides.
  • Honor your expression of the divine such as; God, Goddess, the Universe.
  • Do daily work to improve yourself & your life through:
  • spells
  • meditation & shadow work
  • education; magickally and in your passions and profession.
  • Help all those you can help through mundane and magickal ways.
  • Be a force of justice for humanity & the world; that means speaking of injustices, doing magick to help find balance and keep those in danger safe, activist work, etc.
  • Speak your truth without fear so that you can inspire others.
  • Honor all parts of yourself including the not so beautiful parts (anger, hatred, frustration, fixation, etc) as they all have important lessons to teach.

Do these resonate with you? Do you have a goal that isn't on this list? I'd love to hear it!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Peace of Mind Spell

Use this spell when worries and anxieties begin to get to you.

Items Needed:

  • A Black Stone
  • A Clear Quartz

Timing: Whenever, but best in the morning hours or before you set off on your day.

Holding the black stone in your hand begin to tell it your worries and anxieties either out loud or in your head. When you can think of no more say these or similar words:

Black sucks the bad inside
Taking it away and making it subside
What was troubling me is gone from me
As I will it so mote it be!
When you are ready place the black stone down and pick up the clear quartz, begin to think of positive things, solutions to your worries and anxieties, when you are ready you can say these or similar words:

Clear quartz empowers my soul
Making me happy, confidence, and whole
I can quickly do whatever needs to get done
Leaving me time to have some fun
Pocket the quartz crystal and go about your day. Be empowered!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

How Can I Find my Patron Goddess? 

This week Brian writes to me asking:

“I am curious how I can find out what my patron God/Goddess is. I have been doing a lot of research on various pantheons and I can’t come up with anything. Please help!”— Brian (California)

Brian this can be very daunting; trying to figure it all out. When I first started out on my wiccan path, I had little to no idea who I wanted to work with when it came to Gods or Goddesses! I was always drawn to the Egyptian pantheon. I worked a little with Ra & Isis; but it just never felt completely right to me. For a while I worked with just Goddess; i didn't put a name to her.

This is a difficult question to answer completely because I often equate religion to falling in love. We all have an idea of who we think someone would be good with but at the end of the day it's the chemistry between two people that brings them together. It's the chemistry you feel between a particular God or Goddess that is going to really decide.

A couple things that I have found helped me as I have grown were:

Research- this is important you need to read the myths associated with different Gods & Goddesses. What are their stories? What do they like? What offerings were given to them? What are their specialties; like Isis has been seen as a mother Goddess, Sedna can help with grief and abandonment. Hekate is good for inner shadow work & spirit work.

Synchronicity- sometimes you'll do research and then all of a sudden a God or Goddess will show up all over the place, outside of the internet. I'll give you an example the Goddess Lakshmi; she showed up at a new age festival i went too, then at my job her name was incorporated into the name of someone I had to deal with, then later i signed on the internet and I saw her oracle card posted by someone I follow.

Meditations & Journey work- this to me was vital because that is how we actually create a relationship with a spirit, guide, or Divine figure. So do meditation work & go within to meet with a God or Goddess that has called to you. This will help you know if the two of you are compatible.

Devotional Work- once you have an idea of who your patron God or Goddess is then begin to do devotional work with them; light candles, say prayers, do mediation, do charity work in their name. When you do devotional work to them your relationship with them begins to deepen.

Overall, just like falling in love it's hard to explain it's something you know inside your soul. Others may not understand & that's okay. Remember the only authority to your spiritual practice is you no one else do not let others tell you what your spiritual practice should be like. As long as your not hurting yourself or others, it's all goooooood!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Each planet affects our magick & their energies can be harnessed in the hours of the day, days of the week, etc. Here is a table with the planetary hours & then you can look at what each planet's magickal energies are! 

Earth: creativity, grounding, healing, the home, nurturing, protection.
Jupiter: abundance, business, control, honor, justice, leadership, power, prosperity, success.
Mars: aggression, action, anger, assertiveness, courage, death, endurance, energy, lust, defensive work, power, passion, strength.
Mercury: creativity, ideas, communication, learning, inspiration, intelligence, skills, wisdom.
Moon: emotions, feelings, fertility, magick, psychic ability, intuition, divination, transformation, spirit work, witchcraft/wicca, growth, influence.
Neptune: expanding awareness, consciousness, creativity, dream work, enchantment, guidance, other world, visions.
Pluto: changes, inner darkness, death, dream work, secrets, karma, memory, spirituality.
Saturn: authority, banishing, concentration, endings, binding, hexing/cursing, overcoming obstacles, knowledge.
Sun: energy, vigor, success, hope, inspiration, power, abundance, growth, warmth of life.
Uranus: freedom, goals, illumination, improvement of circumstances, motivation, power.
Venus:  love, lust, luck, friendship, attraction, compassion, connections, desire, emotions, fertility, sex, harmony, pleasure, passion, romance, unity.

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