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The Solar Eclipse and Witchcraft

The Solar Eclipse and Witchcraft - Spells, Crystals and History on the Solar Eclipse For Witches

A total solar eclipse is headed our way next week on Monday, August 21, 2017. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Where I live in Canada, it will show as a partial solar eclipse. Still, that doesn’t mean us Canadians (or anyone living outside the U.S. where it will be fully visible) is missing out on the mojo.

Here’s how I look at it. So, we all live on earth right? That means that when the moon pops in between the sun and earth that it doesn’t just affect the peeps who can see the whole eclipse. If we’re all on the earth than we’re all going to be affected by this dance of the planets – or stars and satellites – you get what I’m saying ๐Ÿ˜‰

Essentially, don’t sweat it if you want to work solar eclipse magick into your practice but you aren’t in the direct path of the eclipse. We’ll all get a taste of some pretty powerful energy flowing that day )O(

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History Of The Solar Eclipse

Being the total history nerd that I am, I couldn’t resist doing a bit of research into the history surrounding the solar eclipse.

Want to know something cool? (witchy nerd alert) Some of the oldest recordings of the solar eclipse date all the way back to 3340 BCE! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Jaw drops

How do we know this? In the late 90s an archaeoastronomer, Paul Griffin, discovered a set of spiral-shaped stone carvings at Ireland’s Loughcrew Cairn L Megalithic Monument. According to NASA, these carvings depict the sun, the moon, and the horizon as well as solar eclipses. And, at least one of them is accurate too. The carving corresponds to a solar eclipse that happened in 3340 BCE.

Babylonian astronomers also followed the heavens quite closely. Based on Babylonian carvings in clay tablets dating from approximately 1700 to 700, modern researchers have concluded that their astronomical predictions were fairly accurate. So, the Babylonians had a pretty good idea of when both lunar and solar eclipses would occur.

Now that’s some awesome mojo right there. By recording and following modern eclipses we are literally following in the step of our ancestors. Anyone up for some solar eclipse ancestor magick?!

What Is A Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the path of the moon crosses between the sun and the earth in the middle of the day. A full solar eclipse like this one will block out the sun’s light entirely.

The only thing that will be visible in areas where the sun is completely eclipsed, is the outermost layer of light which the sun emits.

If you head out to watch the solar eclipse be sure to take safety into consideration. Never look directly at the sun, this can seriously damage your eyes.

Solar Eclipse Energy

During the solar eclipse and around the time that it occurs, the moon’s energy will be quite strong. This is especially true considering that the solar eclipse also coincides with the new moon.

As dark moons mark the beginning of the lunar cycle they are jam-packed with “get up and go” type energy. They are a great time to start new projects, and this solar eclipse dark moon is certainly no exception. If anything it will strengthen this lunar energy as the dark moon crosses into the day.

Considering that the moon is also strongly associated with intuitive energy, this is also the perfect time to take a moment to listen to your intuition. If you read tarot or oracle cards, now is a top time to do a pull or work through an intuitive reading.

A Witch’s Approach To The Solar Eclipse

There is plenty of witching you can do on the solar eclipse to work with its energy. Below I’ve included a few suggestions for crystals and spells you can incorporate into your solar eclipse practice.

Crystals For The Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse combines the intuitive energy of the dark moon with the fiery energy of the sun. So, when working with crystals you may want to work with a few different crystals to align yourself with both of these energies.

Solar eclipse crystals:

  • Black Tourmaline – Deep and dark, work with black tourmaline to connect with the dark moon’s energy and ground spirit.
  • Obsidian – Similar to black tourmaline obsidian is very grounding. It can also help you to cut chords and release that which is no longer serving. That way, you can begin the next lunar phase charged and ready to go.
  • Citrine – Yellow and fiery, the energy of citrine can help balance the darker intuitive energy of the new moon. As a stone of prosperity, it is also a good option for infusing your new projects with abundance.
  • Carnelian – Bursting with fiery, creative energy carnelian is a good go to for solar energy. If the eclipse has you feeling a little out of sorts this can continue to spark that inner fire.

Solar Eclipse Spells

There are two main types of energy which flow through with the solar eclipse, release and beginnings.

The solar eclipse kicks off this next lunar phase with a bang. Now is the time to release any energy or habits that no longer serve you so that you can begin your projects on the right foot.

Witchy ingredients for releasing spells:

  • Black Candles
  • Sage
  • Obsidian
  • Bergamot
  • Star Anise

Witchy ingredients for spells of new beginnings:

  • Citrine
  • Yellow or Green Candles
  • Basil
  • Irish Moss
  • Green Aventurine

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7 Altar Ideas For Green Witches

7 Altar Ideas For Green Witches

Green witchcraft is deeply intertwined with nature. It is a winding, crooked and enchanting path that meanders along streams, wanders through parks and runs wild deep within the forest.

However, if you live in one of the ever sprawling cities across our Mother Earth, getting out to a forest, stream or even park may not always be possible.

Creating an altar or sacred space that is adorned with elements of the natural world is a simple way to connect with nature right in your home.

So, let your spirit run wild friends. Dance upon the wild winds of magick and weave an altar of green magick that makes your spirit sing.

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Keep in mind that before you head out wildcrafting for your green witch altar, that you should always research the leaves and plants you collect. It is a good idea to keep a guidebook on local plants handy. That way you can check whether the plant is safe to handle.

Then, as you wildcraft, take a moment to thank the earth and any fae or local nature spirits for the magickal goodies you harvest )O(

1. Leaves

Leaves and herbs are always welcome on a green witch’s altar. Rest them on your altar to dry them, out as well as to honour your connection with the earth and the green spirits. If there is a particular plant, herb, flower or tree you are working with, this is a perfect way to deepen your connection with it.

2. Feathers

Feathers are true gifts from our winged friends. They flutter from the sky to rest gently on the ground. When gathering feathers, whisper a small note of thanks and well wishes to the bird who shared their feather with you.

When you get home it’s a good idea to pop the feather into the freezer. This will kill off any mites that may be living in the feather and deteriorate it.

Then, to deepen your connection with the animal’s spirit, make some time to look into the mythology and lore associated with them. What’s Your Sign is a great free online resource for animal symbolism and lore.

3. Earthy Stones

I often chat about crystals and crystal friends but a spotlight ought to be shed on the value of earthy stones as well. After spending so much time directly connected to the earth these stones are deeply infused with earthly energy. As such they are a beautifully magickal addition to any green witch’s altar.

4. Earth

It doesn’t get much more earthy than soil itself. Collect some soil from your garden or a local park and place it in a small glass vial. Then rest this on your altar in the area you honour the earth element. You can also hold this vial when grounding to strengthen your connection with the earth if you aren’t able to get outdoors.

5. Tree Bark

When harvesting tree bark only gather bark that has fallen onto the ground surrounding the tree. The tree bark creates a layer of protection around the tree. Then when winter comes, it also nourishes nearby squirrels and critters. Leave this nourishment and protection for the wild critters. Focus on gathering the bark that lays on the ground and has already fallen off instead.

If you are working with the Ogham, the Celtic Tree Oracle is a particularly handy resource.

6. Flower Petals

The symbolism of flowers varies as widely as the different types of petals which grace the earth. Each plant has its own unique energy and metaphysical properties that are associated with it. You can wildcraft many of these petals from a local park or field, or you can harvest them right from your garden.

Just like with feathers, it is worth doing a bit of research into the symbolism of these petals. However, you don’t always need to stick with the book when it comes to these meanings. Your relationship and intuitive connection to the flower should always be your primary guide.

7. Seashells or Watery Stones

If you happen to live near or visit a creek, lake, ocean or other bodies of water keep an eye out for seashells and water pebbles. Watery pebbles are essentially any natural stone you might find within the water. These blend the earth’s energy with the wild energy of living water (water that doesn’t come from the tap). Gather a few of these carefully and place them on your altar to incorporate this magickal blend between sea and sky.

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5 Simple Lughnasadh Ritual Ideas

5 Simple Lughnasadh Ritual Ideas For Lammas Infographic

Hi Friends!

Lughnasadh is just around the corner, so I thought I’d share a fun post with some simple Lughnasadh ritual ideas. Lughnasadh is also known as Lammas just in case you’re wondering ๐Ÿ™‚

Essentially Lughnasadh celebrates and honours the tradition of the first grain harvest. It is the first of three harvest festivals which stretch from August 1 (Lughnasadh) to September 20 or 21 (Mabon) and wrapping up on October 31 (Samhain).

Whether you’re incorporating a Lughnasadh spell kit into your celebrations or just heading out for a stroll in nature, the first harvest festival is always full of magick.

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I’ve also included the suggestions outlined in the infographic above, in the section below ๐Ÿ™‚

5 Simple Lughnasadh Ritual Ideas

Bake Bread

The traditional celebration of Lughnasadh honours the first grain harvest. Bake a loaf of bread or some biscuits with gratitude.

Light a Candle

Light an orange, gold or yellow candle to celebrate the seasonal energy as the Earth heads into the harvest season.

Have a Brew

If you are of legal drinking age, then celebrate the grain harvest by sharing a brew with your loved ones.

Go For a Walk

Head outdoors for a walk to soak up some green magick. Breathe in the seasonal smells of Earth with mindfulness of the beginning of the harvest season.

Home-Grown Dinner

Celebrate the beginning of the harvest season by incorporating herbs or vegetables from your garden into a nice meal with loved ones.


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10 Must Watch Witchy & Tarot YouTubers

10 must watch witchy and tarot youtubers

Hey friends!

As well as making witchy vids on YouTube, I also love watching the vids that other magickal souls create. So, I thought I’d share 10 of my favourite channels to watch.

These are listed in no particular order. They are all amazing people ๐Ÿ˜€ I also have a tonne of other YouTubers I watch but there wasn’t quite enough space to write about them all but maybe I’ll put together some additional posts like this in future ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, if you have a spirit-based YouTube channel that isn’t mentioned here, share the linky in the comments below. I love discovering new channels โค

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1.ย  The New Age Hipster

Vix at the New Age Hipster is seriously a beam of light. She is an intuitive Tarot, Angel and Oracle reader who shares vids of deck unboxings, deck reviews, monthly readings and spirit-centered chats.

I’m honestly hard-pressed to miss one of her vids, even if I end up watching it a few weeks later. One of my fav vids of all time that she made was her Native Spirit Oracle Review.ย I honestly bought the deck shortly thereafter and immediately fell in love with it. โค

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2. Owlvine Green

I am admittedly quite a new fan of Owlvine Green, I mean I only discovered her channel last week. ๐Ÿ™‚ That being said I already think that it is fabulous. I connected with her channel through her most recent favourites video, which was a lot of fun. I must say she has excellent taste in candle scents ๐Ÿ˜€

Some of the topics she chats about in her vids include, magic, books, crystals, ‘delicious earth-loving recipes’, and art.

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3. Imogen Walters

Imogen Walters is a card slinging, soul-centered spirit. Her videos are always fun and actually quite calming as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Back in December I booked a spot in her Year Ahead Collective Soul Session and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. During the Soul Session she shared some good old card slinging for 2017, walked through a really soothing meditation which I thoroughly enjoyed listening to at work and of course there was some of her classic soulful chit chat.

On her channel she regularly shares oracle and tarot unboxings, tutorials on how to work with individual tarot cards, and fun favourites videos with spirit-centered chats.

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4. The Lady Grave Dancer

The Lady Grave Dancer has created a wonderfully witchy channel on YouTube. if you’re looking into witchcraft or magick then she has a lot of really wonderful resources on everything from spell oils to magick herbs, and generally witchcraft-centered chats about magickal workings.

My favourite video that she’s shared of late is her tutorial on how to make Sweet Rose Biscuits. I love love love, magickal baking and kitchen witchery, it’s magickal and delicious so a win-win situation.

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5. Danni Lang

Danni is the most wonderful earthy soul. I love watching her videos about Druidry and how her connection with nature has helped to shape her spiritual path. It’s always refreshing to see one of her book reviews or earthy vids pop up in my subscription feed.

I particularly enjoyed the vid she shared on Being a Pagan With Allergies. It’s actually such a thing though. As someone who’s spirit is very connected with the earth, but is also allergic to pollen it made me smile when I saw the video. It was like yes thank you, you get the struggle! ๐Ÿ˜€

Ps. She’s also a sub host over at the Pagan Perspective Channel.

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6. Katey Flowers

Katey Flower is such a down to earth person. Humble yet passionate she shares honest life-chat vlogs, book reviews and oracle/tarot reviews on her channel. Her honesty and openness is really wonderful and she chats about spirituality in aย  lovely way.

One of my fav vids was actually a tarot tag hosted by Arwen Lynch that she answered. In the vid she chatted about her current favourite deck and how she got into tarot in the first place.

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7. The Sea Priestess

Annika at The Sea Priestess is a magickal being. Her channel was one of the very first witchy channels I started watching on YouTube and literally years later I still love her work.

Her videos cover everything from witchcraft hauls to informative videos about different aspects of witchcraft. I particularly love when she shares videos or photos of her adventures to sacred sites in the UK. Being in Canada and a rather long ways away from the sacred British sites, and any British beaches I truly appreciate seeing the sites as she visits them. So thank you for that Annika โค

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8. Ethony

Ethony is essentially a tarot biz guru. She is quite simply a boss for sharing such valuable insight on how to run a tarot biz. I’ve watched pretty much every single one of her 15 Tarot Business School Videos. They were truly a blessing. To hear someone else chat about different ways to approach running a tarot biz was super insightful. Needless to say I am quite appreciative of the content she creates.

As well as the tarot biz info she shares, her videos also feature tarot spreads, deck unboxings and recordings of her live Tarot Jam sessions with the Tarot Reader’s Academy which she is headmistress of.

Share the love and visit Ethony over on YouTube & her Website.

9. Jessi Huntenburg

I’m quite the recent fan of Jessi, even though she’s been around for a while I just stumbled across her channel about a month or so ago. I actually discovered her through one of the tarot tags that has been circulating around YouTube, #StoryTimeTarot.

Her channel focuses on sharing lunar tarot readings which correspond to the new moon and full moon. I’m really looking forward to watching more of her videos! )O(

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10. The Truth in Story

Kelly at The Truth in Story is simply fabulous for sharing in-depth deck walk-throughs. Even if I don’t necessarily plan on buying a certain deck I can never resist a good walk-through. It’s fascinating to see all of the different decks unfold and the creations of so many tarot and oracle artists.

She also regularly hosts Live Chats on tarot topics which I’ve joined on occasion and are quite a bit of fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Then if you can’t catch the live session she posts these later as vids, which is super handy if you want to watch but can’t join live.

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Breathe. Stay Present. Recharge.

Breathe. Stay Present. Recharge

I am writing this after just waking up from the most beautiful and recharging nap. Hence the inspiration for this post ๐Ÿ˜€

It is so easy to forget to look after yourself when you are running around, doing the biz hustle (whether it’s a side biz or full-time), and looking after others.

That’s a hella lot of things to do. And that list didn’t even include all the other jazz you get up to like looking after spirit or making time for hobbies.

I’m a busy bee by nature, I call it squirrel-brain which in my world is something like a cross between, “hey look a squirrel” and the actual squirrely brain as they hop around from tree to tree.

Essentially, I’m trying to say that it is damn important to rest up somewhere in there or you’ll burn out.

During this past weekend that largely took the form of trying to be mindful of thought patterns. I had a really lovely weekend visiting my mom and part of that is because I made the effort to actually be, ya know present.

Obviously, I was physically there but I wanted to give myself permission to be mentally there as well.

Part of the way that this ended up unfolding actually was visualising my thought process in terms of the Awkward Yeti’s Heart and Brain comics.

If you aren’t familiar with the heart and brain comics, they chronicle the adventures of spirited Heart full of passion and creativity, along with his friend Brain who is logical, sometimes stressed and a tad bit of a worry wort. I think most of us are a combination of the two. I know I am anyhow :p

This weekend I consciously made the effort to let Heart rule in simple ways. I stood outside and breathed in fresh air, surrounded by greenery without letting squirrel brain to take over.

Then I had the blessing to visit a beach along Lake Ontario and let my bare toes stand in the water (you can catch a vid of the waves over on Instagram).

And guess what? I was able to just be. I was able to focus on the feeling of the cool water on my toes and the sunshine on my shoulders and it was beautiful! โค

Making the mindful decision to let my heart rule gave me a true opportunity to be in the present. Letting myself nap on the train home gave me a chance to recharge and write this post.

Make some time for you this week lovelies. Breathe. Stay Present. Recharge. And even have a wee nap if needed ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The 5 Best Crystals For Writers

Best Crystals For Writers

As a writer and blogger, I spend a good deal of my time working with words. Words are wonderful. Whether you are a creative writer, copy writer, blogger, poet, journalist, you name it, words can have a huge impact.

If you’re struggling to find the words for your written project try working with some of the crystal friends below. Each imparts a unique attribute that is just perfect for those who love weaving words together.

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Without further ado, let’s begin!

Sodalite

Sodalite is generally considered to be a communication stone. Whether your drafting an essay, a book or a poem working with sodalite can help you find the words to share your message. It is also quite handy to have on hand when you need to sort through the million and one ideas floating around in your head.

Citrine

Citrine is widely regarded as the prosperity or merchantโ€™s stone. This stone is a good pick if you are trying to get your work noticed by others. A little help never hurts when you’re trying to attract abundance your way ๐Ÿ™‚

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is known for its loving properties. So, it’s perfect if you are constantly judging yourself.

While setting goals and striving for the best is important, erasing every word you’ve written in a fit of self-judgement isn’t quite so helpful. So, pick up your rose quartz and take a moment to remind yourself that youโ€™ve got this!

Black Onyx

Focus is one of the top things that every writer needs to succeed. If you canโ€™t focus and youโ€™re opening 15 social media tabs every five minutes, you simply wonโ€™t finish your work.

This is wear black onyx comes in. Black onyx is often worn to aid with concentration and focus. When I really need to crack down on a project, my black onyx bracelet is my personal go to.

Amethyst

Amethyst is a highly intuitive stone. This essentially means that it can help you learn how to trust your gut.

Put it this way, have you ever written a page only to erase it, rewrite it, erase it again and then decide the first prose you wrote was the best? Well, if you had trusted your gut right from the beginning you might have trusted your gut and saved both your time and energy.

What crystals do you work with when you’re writing? I’d love to hear your experiences ๐Ÿ™‚

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Simple Ways to Work With Sun Energy

Simple Ways to Work With Sun Energy

Now that the sun has once again returned to us in the Northern hemisphere, it feels like a darn good time to celebrate. As much as I love the moon, and I truly do love the moon, there is nothing that makes me quite so happy as feeling the sun on my face. It’s all nice and warm, everything is bright, and quite simply it lifts your spirits.

So, inspired by all of this warmth I decided to share some simple ways that you can incorporate the sun’s energy into your practice. Please remember that if you are going to go outside for long periods of time to bring water and sunscreen as well. The sun’s rays are beautiful but also quite powerful. It is always important to be prepared โค

Go Outside

Going outside is of course at the top of the list here. I’m not sure that there is anything which can beat going outside, feeling the grass beneath your feet and the sun warming your skin. You don’t have to be outside for ages, nor do you have to perform an elaborate ritual here. A little bit of gratitude for the warmth and life giving powers of the sun can go a long way.

Charge Your Magickal Tools

It is fairly commonly accepted that the full moon is an excellent time to leave our your magickal tools to charge. At the same time you rarely hear discussion about charging tarot or oracle cards, crystals or candles in the sunlight. Perhaps this is because there is such a large focus on lunar cycles in the pagan/witchy/new age community.

Yet, the sun is a powerful driving force in earth-based spirituality as well. The wheel of the year is essentially based on the seasonal cycle of the sun after all. It is just as magickal as the moon )O(

The sun is also full of fiery energy and vitality. So, if you have a deck, crystals or candles which you think could do with a hit of sunny energy then why not place them out in the sunlight for a bit. As they rest in the sun’s magickal beams they will soak up all of those magickal sparks!

Just be careful not to leave your cards out for days on end, you don’t want their artwork to fade over time โค

Show gratitude

Showing your gratitude for the sun can be as simple as saying thank you and beaming out your gratitude for its vibrant energy.

For a simple ritual gather some or all of the following magickal supplies:

  • A yellow, orange or white candle
  • Incense that incorporates herbs with fiery energy
    • St. John’s wart
    • Cinnamon
    • Rosemary
    • Juniper
  • Citrus essential oils (lemon, orange, grapefruit)

When you have one or more of these things head outside (or near a window where you can see sunlight. Then dedicate the incense or candle you are burning to honouring the sun. Meditate on your gratitude for all of the ways the sunlight brings light into your life.

Sun salutations

If you’re into yoga then sun salutations are an excellent way to work with the sun’s energy. This series of yoga poses will get your heart beating and boost your energy.

For an extra magickal touch, perform your sun salutations while facing a window as sunlight floods in. If you are an early bird you could even perform your sun salutations as the sun rises โ˜€

Plant greenery

The sun brings us spring, summer and warm weather. It nourishes our plants and helps them to grow. Planting greenery, whether you have an entire garden or a few potted plants, will bring mindfulness of the season’s warmth which the sun has brought ๐Ÿ™‚

How do you plan to honour the sun? I’d love to hear your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚ โ˜€โ˜€โ˜€

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5 Magickal Activities For The Full Moon

5 Magickal Activities For The Full Moon

The full moon is a celebration that is commonly celebrate by pagans, new agers, witches, hippies and for good reason. It is simply brimming with magick!

You don’t have to go all out to celebrate the full moon either, there’s no need to break the bank to honour the beauty of lunar energy.

If you’ve never celebrated the full moon before or you’re just looking for a touch of inspiration take a peek at the magickal list below to find inspiration for your full moon ritual. Don’t forget, no one can tell you the right or wrong way to celebrate and honour the full moon – your heart, soul and spirit are the best guides out there! )O(

1. Manifest

Full moon energy is some of the best for manifesting. If you have any projects, goals or ideas you need a little extra oomph to get going, the full moon is the time to do it.

A simple way to manifest is through visualisation. Find yourself a quiet space on the eve of the full moon and visualise yourself achieving that goal. It is particularly helpful to visualise yourself completing each of the necessary steps. After all, the final goal will come as a result of a series of mini victories! โค

2. Energise your crystals

The full moon is also a great time to charge your crystals. Place your crystals in a basket or on a special cloth (scarves work great for this!) and set them outside or on a windowsill to soak up some moonlight. Even if you can’t see the moon they will still soak up all the lovely lunar energy from the night sky. โ˜†

3. Pull a card

Pulling a tarot or oracle card is a great way to begin or end a full moon meditation. The messages on the card can help you focus your meditation or help you clarify a message you received while meditating.

You can also pull a card to find insight on how to approach the last half of the lunar cycle.

4. Sit out in the moonlight

Is there any better way to honour and enjoy the full moon then gazing upon it?!

Even if you can’t get outdoors, you can soak up just as much magick by taking a quiet moment to look out the window.

To steady your mind take a few deep breaths while looking at the full moon. Focusing on your breathing will help you refocus and slow down the furious cycle of throughts running through your mind. This will give your mind a break and allow you to beeter soak up that magickal lunar energy.

5. Light a full moon candle

There are countless full moon candles available on Etsy and in witchy shops. You can even make your own. I love working with the seasonal and lunar energies to create my own magickal candles for rituals.

However, if you aren’t feeling super crafty or don’t have any full moon candles on hand there’s no need to stress. Lighting a white, silver or grey candle on the eve of the full moon will stir up magick beautifully as well!

How do you celebrate the full moon? Share your thoughts below ๐Ÿ™‚

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Golden Tarot Unboxing & Review

Golden Tarot Unboxing and Review

Hey lovelies!

I popped over to Indigo, a Canadian bookstore last night and came across this lovely gem – The Golden Tarot. So to share all the magick with you I recorded an unboxing video that features a mini walk through of the cards as well!

Take a peak here at my Unboxing Video of the Golden Tarot.

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Essentials For Your Altar or Sacred Space (Hint All You Need is You!)

Altar or Sacred Space Essentials

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When I first started learning about paganism and new age spirituality (or however you prefer to call it – I’m not huge on labels), I came across a tonne of resources on Wiccan altar tools.

These described or rather told exactly which tools that you had to use and how you had to arrange them. Being the free spirit that I am I was not so hot on all that business of being told what I ought to believe and how I ought to do things.

Don’t get me wrong, I think that Wicca like many specific pagan paths can be a beautiful way to connect with spirituality. It just isn’t who I am – not that all Wiccans strictly adhere to specified altar layouts either – that is the beauty of paganism, we all tread our own winding path.

But anyways, now I am getting a tad distracted and off topic here. My main point was, that a lot of the resources I came across were focused on a particular way of doing things – a way of doing things that didn’t fit me. So, I put together a collection of ideas on what I think is essential to an altar or sacred space.

Watch my discussion about this post on YouTube too!

1. You

You are first and foremost the most important part of any altar or sacred space you create. If you don’t feel like setting up a space with particular things at the end of the day, all you need is you and your energy.

An altar is a way to connect with your spirit and you as a whole while also honouring the mother earth or any deities you worship. This means that the most important thing is you.

It is you who infuses an altar or sacred space with energy. So if all you’re feeling is some meditative me-time then infuse the space around you with positive energy and bam you are in a sacred space. Everything else in this list is extra ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Earthy Things

I love me some time with mother earth and all of her beauties. It is easy to get caught up in thinking about furnishing an altar with the latest spiritual doo-dads but you don’t actually have to spend a dime to honour the earth.

Go for a walk and collect seashells, pebbles, leaves and feathers. Thank the earth spirits and animal spirits for sharing their energy then bring home these new treasures for your altar.

Some of the most beautiful elements of any altar are things that you can find during a walk in nature.

3. Crystals

Crystals also come from the earth but I’ve popped them in a different category here because you generally need to pay before you adopt these lovelies.

There are so many different crystals around and each one has its own unique and beautiful energy. Explore working with different crystals and setting different crystals on your altar as events in your life unfold.

Take a gander at this post for suggestions on crystals + herbs for stress

4. Candles + Incense

Candles and incense are another personal favourite and make a beautiful addition to any altar or sacred space. Placing a candle on your altar will help to introduce fire elemental energy into your sacred space. You can make your candles at home, pop over to a spirit focused store or even stop by Walmart or the dollar store.

You can make your candles at home, pop over to a spirit focused store or even stop by Walmart or the dollar store. It doesn’t matter where you buy your candles and incense what matters is the intention that youย infuse into them.

Which brings us right back to my first point – you are the most essential aspect of your altar or sacred space. It is what you do and the intent and energy that you send out around you that creates a sacred altar for your spirit โค


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