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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Dark Moon Sailing

As we set sail towards the glimmering new moon horizon, we still have blessed hours in the quiet of the dark. I am a rabid fan of these cauldron spaces and what is always held in the void between. Sinking deeply into their magic and mystery is its own reward. Here we try to tie…

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Dear Saturn

Dear Saturn, You bastard. It occurred to me that a pertinent ritual to perform at the time of Saturn’s motion direct would be to write a letter to old Father Time. The first draft (above) was a little less eloquent than I had in mind but it has been an eye rolling week indeed as…

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Melancholia

Oh my darklings, especially those currently wading through the quicksand of deep despair, existential meltdown or with Saturn sitting on your chest like an anvil. This unholy ratcheting is hitting like a le creuset to the guts. Belting us during the final dark moon of a tumultuous eclipse season. This year has been a relentless…

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Planting Ritual for the New Moon

Acquire all that you will need for your new moon ritual during the dark moon. You will require seeds or seedlings, a pot to plant in or a well-nourished garden bed and a fully cleared amethyst crystal. Ideally purchase a new amethyst and bathe it in salt water to clear any residue from its travels…

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Eclipse Ritual and Spellcraft : Yes or Hell No?

There are two distinct schools of thought about eclipse ritual. Some see it as supercharged and thus supremely powerful. True enough. Some know the energy to be erratic and unusual and thus the outcomes are never precisely as we envision them. True again. Given that intention is everything when it comes to ritual and spellcrafting,…

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Ritual to Cut Cords

All too often we still feel tethered to the energy of something or someone. Yet we know intuitively that it no longer serves us and that it is time to move on. Cord cutting rituals are a wonderful way to energetically sever a connection. Best performed as a meditation in ritual space, they remain a…

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Ritual to Forgive and Move On

Forgiveness is powerful medicine. A full moon  is a wonderful time to let go but this ritual can similarly be enacted on the waning phase of the lunar cycle or at the dark moon. Our life yet to come begs us to make peace with our past. Prior to the ritual, think carefully about who you…

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New Moon Seeding Ritual

Eclipse season is always a long player that ripples along many lines. The moon cycles that mirror this nineteen years previously and nineteen years hence. The six months back to the last pretty pair of eclipses and the influences that take us up to the next in six months time. This moment is akin to…

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