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The Sum of All Fears Ritual

One of the ways this year and this virus is infecting us the most is through fear. All of us live with fear but mostly we push it to the back of our minds. Times like these have made that an impossibility. There it is in your face and on the news and in the stricken…

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The Trickster’s Storm

Mercury at the station is unsettling at the best of times, let alone at the pointy end of 2020. We feel trickery afoot as the matrix shudders with Merc’s stop and shunt. The ground beneath us feels unsteady or misunderstood. All part of the vast sleight of hand that is the hallmark of this much…

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A Witch By Any Other Name

“I was raised a Catholic, so sometimes I feel a little conflicted about my witchy tendencies” Joanna is one of our coven darklings and shared this observation in the comments after the Hecate ritual. It inspired me to share my thoughts on the intersection of witchcraft and other religions, a personal opinion I hope will…

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Fire Dancing in the Storm

Fire dancing is an art form that originates in the Pacific, where Polynesian and Maori warriors used it to train for battle. It increased the strength and control of wrists, all the better for wielding weapons effectively. Its training rendered bodies lithe and supple, all the better to move with strength or grace or stealth…

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Inspired or Electrocuted

For those with a complicated relationship to change – or ideas around its varied splendours that hold fast – the tail end of this year is coming for you. For all of us really, as the revolution ramps. There is no turning back. Nostalgia and short self serving memory aside, why would we? A sorry…

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Kindness is Magic

I have my favourite witchling staying with me during her school holidays. We were sitting at my lovely local bakery yesterday morning, planning out the fairie garden we are building together this week in a new empty corner of the garden. Just an overarching wisteria and a blazing may bush framing the patch, blooming perfect…

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In Conversation with the Dark Lord

Can you spare a moment to chat about our dark lord and his meaningful work in the world? Pluto at the station hopes so having concluded his world changing retrograde here. Pluto’s long slow dance of constant eruption and challenge pushes the world through functional chaos and transition, rebirthing it into new form. It destroys…

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Venus in Virgin Territory

Some good news astrology amidst shit getting realer than real. Virgo has exited the lair of the lioness, her voyage out of the jungle marked by the conclusion of a fiery relationship cycle. With the full moon hungover in Aries sidled up to a hamstrung Mars, the pressure remained on as the dark feminine stared…

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Aries Hangover

Not all full moons are created equal. Each has a unique cosmic choreography that accompanies its waxing, setting the stage the lune will light up at her peak. This small but mighty micro moon punched well above her weight, raising our high tide mark and blazing her fiery gaze deep into our shadow. Though if…

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Initiation Point: Aries Full Moon

The Aries full moon is the next initiation point in our rolling revolution, a herald in the heavens marking your newest iteration. But under fiery skies flaring over a transitioning world, it need not be the hill you die on. Sandwiched between this year’s most influential players switching gears, Saturn still grinding restriction and Pluto…

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