Nicknames: Interference, The Test Astrological Association: Jupiter in Gemini Drive: Overbundance of air energy in such a way that is binding and blinding The Eight of Swords is a challenging card. It isn’t a sword through the heart like the three of swords or one in the back like common depictions of the Ten of Swords. It is a prison ….
Category: Better Living Through Witchcraft
Better Living Through Witchcraft includes blog posts, rituals, herbcraft and spell work to support positive life change
Planets, the Sun and Creativity Being a creative witch can offer its advantages. Unlike other artists who are not magickally inclined, we have somewhere to turn when the tides are out but we would like to get them moving. We have that extra push to put behind our efforts to see creative rewards! For instance, planetary magick is a powerful ….
[Disclaimer: none of this constitutes medical advice. I’m a witch, not a doctor. I’m not even a witch doctor. If you are unsure about the herbs suggested or really can’t kick an illness or depression, please seek medical attention.] Magick is a highly energetic endeavor. While some people ascribe to an “energy only” model, many of us enjoy pyrotechnics, chanting, ….
The Magickal Stance: Mindfulness, Relaxation and Priming Your Channel To act magickally, no matter what your end, your brain must be able to release itself. What I mean by this is that this type of work requires a relaxed state of engagement. It is a challenge to create something new while in a state of anxiety. Nor is it ….
I have been running a Tarot discussion group called Tarot and Tea. I inherited the name but I have run with it, making herbal tea potions specifically for the group. When I came up with this recipe, I focused on the connection between the heart and the inner eye. That connection is important if you want to access the depths ….
Today was the Equinox, celebrated around the world by many cultures, ancient and modern, as a thanks for the harvest. It marks a period of fatness before the hibernation of the winter. People offer prayer in exchange for abundance, the joy of comraderie with friends, delicious meals that involve mead and squash–all things which are delightful. But the Earth and ….
Drowsy words lifted against a predawn sky, which is pregnant and may at any moment break; rivulets of cantaloupe and rasp- berry and all shades of ripened fruit. (The moon a photocopied ghost in The forgotten part of the sky.) Or the dim gray cast may latch on, misting red and orange leaves holding on in defiance of winter. It ….
Suffering from PTSD mostly sucks. Almost 100% of it is pure hell. There is exactly one thing that I have gained: the ability to fully enter my visualizations. Now let me throw out a whole bunch of disclaimers. 1) Not a doctor. 2) Not a therapist. 3) You should have a doctor and a therapist if you have or think you ….
It took Samhain for me to see how much I’ve changed. Through my practice I have learned to be less reactive, more present in the moment and closer to the things I hold dear. All of these things have helped my psychologically, taming my PTSD symptoms and have made it easier to breathe. Last Samhain, I was so desperate to ….
I was sifting through a tub of junk jewelry today when I found a pewter unicorn pendant. I’m not sure of the metal but my guess is stainless steel. It’s lovely and not at all tacky. I assume it must be lucky to find such an item but despite believing in magic, I’m really not superstitious. It is however meaningful. I ….