So, some Political Shit went down recently, and part of my reaction to it included this pair of prayers to a local cultus aspect of Athena that I consider to be the Patron Goddess of both Washington, DC, and of the American Government more generally (the ideals, more than the failures, that is). The first … More Prayers to Athena Columbia
Yesterday was the full moon in Scorpio, and today I performed my oracular ritual to Bast and Sekhmet as I do every Bright Moon (or the days surrounding it). This time I also renewed a long-term spell jar that I created with their help, and I performed a small execration, asking for help overturning unjust … More Kemetic Bright Moon 5/18
Deck: Shapeshifter TarotPublisher: LlewellynWriter & Artist: DJ Conway, Sirona Knight & Lisa HuntOverall Rating: 6/10 Cardstock: It’s somewhat flimsy, but very springy to shuffle because of that, and the high gloss makes the cards slide against each other smoothly. It doesn’t have any nicked edges, but in the five years I’ve owned this deck it’s … More Tarot Deck Review: Shapeshifter Tarot
So, this past weekend, Scott and I went to Triangle, VA for 2 days of Fertile Ground Gathering. The event runs Thursday through Sunday, but for personal/family logistic reasons, we only attended Friday and Saturday, the days with the bulk of the rituals and workshops. The Acorn Sprout did not come with us – after … More Beltaine at Fertile Ground Gathering!
I haven’t done one of these in a while, but last night I was meeting with some of my local witches, working on a small-but-growing pagan community at our local UU church, and as the conversation drifted, one of them asked if things had been weird for others, as it seemed to them that there’d … More Faery Weather Report: Beltaine
Today for the full moon, as I have for the past few years, I performed my oracular ritual to Bast and Sekhmet, and came back with a message from Them, recounted below: “This is a difficult point in time, but we are here beside you. Before order can be recreated, things must be upended. Chaos … More Kemetic Bright Moon 4/18
Ever since Witches’ Sabbat last year, I’d been thinking about easier ways to bring the majority of my tools and bits and bobs with me, in the event I want something while I’m away from home (like at an event at a campground in a whole other country). I began compiling a list of things … More Building a Witchy Go-Bag
There are nearly as many approaches to shielding as there are paths in paganism and witchcraft. Some of the more popular include: Carrying objects or materials known to be protective (such as certain types of plants, certain crystals, hag stones, or iron) Using sigils or bind runes, inscribed either on yourself (in lotion, as a … More Shielding
The Spring Equinox itself (ie, the 20th) I didn’t do much except start a spell for a client that required full moon water. The following day, we went out to dinner with family who’d come in town for a business trip and had some time to visit. We went to an Afghani restaurant, and I … More Our Spring Equinox!
This month we had a Supermoon on the full moon, and it was also the Spring Equinox here. The energy was running so high I had a hard time sleeping! Despite that I felt well enough the next day to do my ritual, though a family visit prevented me from writing it up right away. … More Kemetic Bright Moon 2/21