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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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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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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Me vs We : The Libra Aries Conundrum

As we walk into the new season heralded by the sun’s move into Libra and the equinox portal, we can leave judgement and overanalysis paralysis behind us. Virgo may always offer a giant vat of get shit done but it too can stifle our vision, drowning us in detail and nitpicky criticism. If you look…

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Equinox Tightrope

As we step towards this weekend’s equinox at the Libran ingress, it may feel nothing like a journey to balance. More likely is its wild opposite, as mighty forces continue this week to light fires beneath us. The equinox is the moment that day equals night, light equals dark, our equator aligns to the centre…

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Astrofuquery Survival Guide

Before you pop your visor down, set phasers to stun and charge out into a mad world, my top tips for surviving today’s astrofuquery. Full details of today’s cosmic tumult are in my last post. Today’s strategies are presented for you as a list darklings, because we all know how they soothe me. 1. You…

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Astrofuquery Look Book

Once again darklings I have thrown together a high fashun lookbook for tomorrow’s defcon five astrofuquery. It includes my new favourite face, just perfect for when Mars bangs once again up against Uranus. Building since last week, ramped by the unholy Venus Mars spat over the weekend and we’re a week out from the twisted…

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Glory Days

A night spent with the soundtrack of my youth, grinning as my hand kept finding my heart. Kicking me hard in the nostalgias, the dreams of days long past catching the light again. Chords of last century when we were all first playing at becoming adult, chasing dreams and music and magic words, locking down…

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Anger as an Ally

Anger is a dirty word. Somewhere between political correctness and passive aggression, it was decreed that outright rage must be channelled. Reframed. Somehow remade into something less confronting and more palatable. Woman particularly, schooled not to make a fuss, are still shamed for the expression of our anger. Witness the disparity between how the sexes…

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R U O K

We have this really terrible tendency as human beings to pull back when things get too hard. When the load on us becomes overwhelming we withdraw, no longer able to muster the strength required to pull off anything more. Worse still, we sometimes pull back from others going through tough times because we simply don’t…

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