magick

Samhain Sweeping: Cleaning up for the New Year

It starts with a feeling. A feeling that emerges around the autumnal equinox. I start to get itchy and overwhelmed with the things still sitting on my To Do list. (And on the floor of my office.) Things I need to plan. Things I did […]

Returning to Wonder

I have a knack of turning everything I love into a job. This is a blessing and also a curse of sorts. While it can look, from the outside, to be a very socially acceptable way of having ‘hobbies’ that produce something, it can also […]

red moon ritual

I’ve been doing a lot of spellwork these days. More than I ever have. Maybe it helps me feel more in control. Maybe it reminds me I am always able to do something. Tomorrow’s blood moon / full moon / total lunar eclipse feels ripe […]

a season for healing

“Can we allow this eclipse to open us up to transforming our feelings into healings?” — Many Moons, 2018 Vol. 2: July – December, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener We are coming into an eclipse season. A time of wonder, a history of confusion and a modern […]

ready begins in the now

Another month, another moon.  Another opportunity to start, to finish, to believe, to hope, to release, to look forward, to shift. I pulled a card from The Moon Deck today, as I do most Mondays. For guidance, for inspiration, and, sometimes, for courage. I pulled […]

a dreaming moon, a yearning moon

The weeks leading up to this full moon have been full of ideas — galloping straight toward me. I could the feel the way the earth moved slightly and how I have been steadying myself for the eventual impact. But it’s all hoof beats. For […]

craving full .:. hungry for more

Whether it’s the Mercury retrograde or the up/down of the weather, my insides have felt raw. I’m at a loss for words and a loss for actions, stuck between what has been and what could be. This month, I’m creating a spell to remember the […]

encountering newness

It’s easy to see that spring is coming. From the rains here in northern California to the way the hills are neon green, the seasons are shifting. The winds are harder in the afternoon, blowing in the warmer air, the drier air. And the moon’s […]

Mundanes–Normies?! Looking at language use

So I want to end this month with a brief exploration into words and their sociotechnological implications and magical applications, specifically starting with defining the word “mundane.” “Mundane” means ordinary, which can be linked to the ideas around words like “normal” and “boring,” referring in […]

prepare, prepare

The time is coming. The time for magick in the woods. A place I haven’t been before. A place I may never see again. The years are funny like that. I can only prepare for what I think might happen. All my tools of my […]