Letting go Ritual

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This weekend, as those of you know who follow me on twitter, I was going through a pretty nasty breakup. I am grateful to say that after reflecting on us, my partner has realized his rashness and we are going to work on the issues instead of just breaking up. Woohoo! But this weekend has really shown me how nasty and truly devastating a breakup really is. So I thought I would give you guys a little help on how to let go of something.

If you’ve watched friends, you’ve probably seen this ritual. This ritual is all about burning things to let them go. So whether you are going through a breakup; a death; trying to give up a habit; anything, get some photos; letters; or write down some feelings that have to do with what you’re letting go and burn it. Don’t be too specific. Let the universe really figure out what you need, just give the universe some guidelines. Also make sure you collect the things to burn when you in a good mindset and not super emotional. You don’t want to burn something that is actually important.

The new moon is the perfect time to set intentions. Because of this, the new moon is a great time to write a list of things you want to let go. Your list shouldn’t be you asking for things but rather should be affirmative statements. Date the list when you’re done and write “I accept these things into my life now or something better for the highest good and the good of all concerned.” This will ensure that what you are sending out won’t affect others negatively.

The burning should take 2 weeks later during the full moon, preferably outside. If you can’t do it outside, I would recommend doing it by an open window. While you are waiting for the full moon do some meditation and stop doing things that are making it hard to move one (if it is a breakup stop looking at your ex’s social media, stop going through pictures of your together, etc).

During the burning, start your fire if you’re outside and put everything in the fire one at a time and explain the significance of each piece as it burns. If you’re inside I would recommend putting everything into a cauldron, or whatever you have, one at a time while explaining the significance of each piece, and then light it all together. Regardless of your method while you are doing the burning chant “I release you, I am done.” You may start experiencing some emotions and that’s okay. Feel them but then move on.

I hope whatever you are going through gets better! Thank you for reading. What are you letting go of? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions. Also, make sure to follow me on here and on twitter so you get notifications on when I post! Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

The Egyptian Pantheon

Well I suppose we are due for another post about a pantheon and I thought it would be fun if we did Egyptian. As I’ve said before though, the Egyptian pantheon isn’t the one I follow so I am less knowledgeable about it, therefore if you think I missed an important God or Goddess please let me know and I can certainly add it!

Goddesses

Isis: the mother goddess of Egypt. She is thought of as the mother of nature and all things magical.  She carries an ankh in her hand and is said to also be the Goddess of children and ritual.

Ma’at: the goddess is thought of as the ruler and aid of justice and truth. She brings balance and order in both spiritual and mundane realms. She determines whether a soul is worthy to go to an afterlife.

Sekhmet: the goddess of divine retribution, vengeance, conquest, and war. She is pictured as a lion and thought to be the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. Something interesting I learned about her is even though she is a goddess, which is often associated with the moon, she is a solar deity. After a battle was won they would hold festivals to her so the destruction would end.

Bast: She is thought of as a cat goddess. She is often shown holding the ankh (representing the breath of life) or the papyrus wand (representing Lower Egypt). She occasionally bears a was-scepter (signifying strength) and is often accompanied by a litter of kittens. Cats are sacred to her and one that does harm to a cat is considered to have done a crime against her and will be unlucky. She is the goddess of protection and evidently, cats.

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Anubis: guardian and protector of the dead. God of the underworld (originally), embalming process, and funeral rites. He led the innocent to a heavenly existence and the guilty to Ammit. Later on Osiris was the King of the Underworld in the Ennead and he was more popular (and powerful) than Anubis. So Anubis was relegated to a god of mummification. He became the patron of lost souls, including orphans, and the patron of the funeral rites. Anubis was credited with a high level of anatomical knowledge as a result of embalming, and so he was the patron of anaesthesiology and his priests were apparently skilled herbal healers.

Horus: He was considered to be a celestial falcon. He is a god of war and a sky god. He was the protector and patron of the pharaoh. The Pharaoh was often considered to be the embodiment of Horus while alive (and Osiris once he was deceased). Horus was the embodiment of order and represented the daytime sky. Horus was also the patron of young men and was often described as the perfect example of the dutiful son who grows up to become a just man.

Ra: He is the sun god of Egypt. He is the king of the Gods and thus the patron of the pharaoh and one of the central gods of the Egyptian pantheon. He is also thought to be the creator of everything.

Thoth: As the power of his cult grew, the myth was rewritten to make Thoth the creator god. According to this variant, Thoth (in the form of an ibis, one of his sacred animals) laid an egg from which Ra (Atum, Nefertum, or khepri) was born. Thoth was also thought to have invented writing, medicine, magic, and the Egyptian´s civil and religious practices. He was even credited with the invention of music. Thoth was the patron of scribes and of the written word. He was scribe of the underworld who recorded the verdict on the deceased in the hall of Ma´at and was given the epithets. He was given the grand title, the “Author of Every Work on Every Branch of Knowledge, Both Human and Divine”. As Thoth was associated with writing and with the moon it is perhaps unsurprising that he was also linked to the creation of the calendar. As his association with the moon waned, he developed into a god of wisdom, magic and the measurement of time.

Do you follow the Egyptian Pantheon, if so, who do you worship? Let me know along with any other thoughts or questions in the comments below. Also, make sure to follow me here and on on twitter so you get notification when I post. Thanks for reading and until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

Spirit Guides

Right before I start this post, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a Q+A (about wicca, my relationship, family, me in general, whatever). If so please leave me some questions in the comments or message me them on twitter.

So, what are spirit guides? Well they are thought to be spirits that watch over you from your birth to your death. They can show themselves in different forms (humans, various animals, mythical creatures, etc) depending on what you’ll be most receptive to.

Spirit guides are thought to be souls that have completed their purpose and no longer need to reincarnate. They are there to watch over you, keep you safe, be your confidant, and to give you advise if you’re open to it. They overall, help guide your soul to completing it’s purpose. Some children are blessed to have found them early on and continue into adulthood to be in contact with them. I have a youtuber I follow (Hailey Reese) who has known her spirit guides a long time. I on the other hand have seen a glimpse of one (she’s an elderly woman, looks kinda stereotypically witchy) but other than that have not have the fortune of being in contact with them.

I do however feel they send me messages through animals. I go through different times of seeing the same animal a lot over a period of time. Most recently it was a butterfly. Some other ways they can send you messages is through signs (seeing something, not just animals, a lot in a period of time), gut feelings, intuitive insights (thoughts that seem to come out of nowhere), sending people into your life, arranging and nudging (spirit guides can cause things to happen in your life. For example, you lost your keys and you’re looking for them, then you get a very important phone call. If it wasn’t for you losing your keys you would have missed the phone call).

Some ways to more directly communicating with your spirit guides is to meditate. There are meditations on youtube designed for helping your find your spirit guides. Also pay attention to dreams as you may just find that the people in your dreams that you don’t recognize, or the animal that’s always in your dream, may just be your spirit guide. There is also divination. You can do tarot spreads to communicate with your spirit guides as well.

All in all keep an open mind and pay attention to your surroundings and you may just get some insight from those that watch over you from birth.

Thanks for reading! Make sure you follow me on here and on twitter (especially now that I’m travelling) for updates and notifications on when I post. Have you been in contact with your spirit guides? Have any thoughts or questions? Tell me about it in the comments. Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

 

Chakras: The Root and Sacral Chakras

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Chakras were the very first “pagan” idea that I ever connected with. Even when I considered myself a Christian, who did not believe in anything metaphysical that wasn’t part of the bible, this was a concept I was continuously drawn to. What got me started with chakras is this test https://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/chakratest I used to take it every couple months to see if my chakras were more balanced. I think at the end of the day a test can’t be totally accurate but I think it’s a good starting point to see where you need to improve.

What are the chakras? Firstly, there are 7 of them. They are balls of energy in various locations in your body that affect you physically, emotionally/mentally, and spiritually. There are 3 different states of our chakras: over-active, under-active, and balanced. When you have a chakra that is over-active you’ll often find one under-active to compensate. The goal is to have all 7 chakras balanced equally. To balance the chakras one must start from the bottom and make your way to the top. Like anything in order for success you must start with a good foundation. The 7 chakras are the root, sacral, navel, heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras. In this post I will break down the different attributes of the chakras and ways we may balance each one.

The Root Chakra

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Colour: Red

Located: Base of the Spine

Element: Earth

This chakra is about being physically and feeling at home in all situations

When opened: You will feel grounded and secure. You will feel a sense of stability. You know who to trust. You’re thinking in the present and are connected to your physical body.

When under-active: You will feel nervous and fearful. You have a hard time feeling welcomed. You lack that feeling of belonging and security.

When over-active: You may find yourself being greedy and materialistic. You may have a fear of change and obsess over having a sense of security. 

Healing and balancing the root chakra:

  1. Reiki
  2. Crystal healing (stones such as mahogany obsidian, red tigers eyes, hematite, tourmaline, red carnelian, and red jasper)
  3. Essential oils (oils such as ylang-ylang, myrrh, patchouli, vetiver, rosewood, thyme, frankincense, ginger)
  4. Chakra mudra (Gayan mudra is used for activating the root chakra. To preform it you need to touch the tip of your thumb and index finger together)
  5. Chakra sound therapy (the sound “LAM” is the mantra that connects with the first chakra. The frequency of “LAM” matches perfectly to heal the chakra)
  6. Meditation (you can imagine a red ball of light at the base of your spine and then imagine this light extending down your legs and to your feet. You can also practice the mudra and mantra during meditation)
  7. Natural healing methods (gardening, mountain hiking, and other activities that connect you with the earth and nature).

The Sacral Chakra

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Colour: Orange

Located: Lower Abdomen/pelvis

Element: Water

This Chakra is about feeling and sexuality. 

When open: You are able to express your emotions freely without being overemotional. You open yourself up to intimacy and passion. You are comfortable with your sexuality and sexuality as a whole.

When under-active: You tend to be more cold and unemotional. You aren’t one to open yourself up to others.

When over-active: You are over-emotional and get attached to others easily. You also may be overtly excessively sexual.

Healing and balancing the sacral chakra:

  1. Reiki
  2. Crystal healing (crystals such as citrine, moonstone, amber, tangerine quartz, sunstone, carnelian, and orange calcite)
  3. Essential oils (oils such as tangerine, neroli, jasmine, rosewood, clary sage, grape, bergamot, and geranium)
  4. Chakra mudra (To activate the sacral mudra put your hands on your lap, palms up, on top of each other with your left hand underneath)
  5. chakra sound therapy (the sound “VAM” is the mantra that connects with the second chakra. The frequency of “VAM” perfectly matches to heal the chakra)
  6. Meditation (imagine a bright orange ball of energy in your pelvis and imagine it making it’s way down the base of your spine and down your legs to your feet. You can also practice the sacral mudra and mantra while meditating)
  7. Natural Healing Methods (spend time by the ocean, lake or river; take walks by the water or sit with it in view; go wading or swimming)

So there is an overview of what chakras are, specifics on the root chakra and the sacral chakra. Next week I’ll continue talking about the navel, heart, and throat chakras.

Thank you so much for reading. Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments and make sure to subscribe to get notifications when I post! Merry Meet and Blessed Be.

 

 

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 0: The Fool

So I thought it might be fun to start a series to give this blog a little more structure. So once a week I am going to write about a card. As well, once a week I am going to do a reading and post about it so we can experience new spreads. I will also be posting once a week about something other than tarot cards. So that’s 3 posts a week! I’m really looking forward to writing more.

So before I get into today’s card I figured I should give a little run down on what tarot cards are. As with most things in Wicca everyone views things a little differently so for simplicity I will explain what tarot is to me. Tarot is a way to get answers about your past, present, and future if you continue the path you’re on now. So having said that I think you are able to change the reading you get. So for example you do a reading that says you are going to experience a heartbreak. I think that means if you continue the path you’re on now you will experience this heartbreak. But, now that you know what is going to happen you can take measures to prevent this and start a new path. As to who or what is responsible for the cards being pulled, I believe that doing a tarot reading is you and the universal energy source working as one. So yes the universal energy source is helping you but you still have to know what you’re doing yourself to do a good reading.  And just as a little disclaimer I use Crystal Visions tarot cards but all these descriptions for the cards I give are relevant to all styles of cards.

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The first Major Arcana card is the fool. Major Arcana cards in general (not just this particular one) when pulled are considered more significant than any of the minor cards. They are considered the core foundation of the entire deck.

When the fool is pulled upright it stands for innocence, new beginnings, and a free spirit. So the fool card is considered the 0 card. 0 stands for infinite potential. Because she is a blank slate and represents innocence and new beginnings the new journey she’s about to start will influence who she becomes. This journey will be a positive one and will free you from the typical constraints you’re under. She lives life simply with no worries despite not knowing what is ahead. She also can be telling you to take a risk. She expresses courage as she understands you have to take risks sometimes to reap rewards. You never really know what’s up ahead so embrace it with joy.

When the fool is pulled in reverse is stands for recklessness, being taken advantage of, and inconsideration. When reversed the fool card quite literally implies that you’re acting like a fool by disregarding the consequences of your actions. You tend to not see the danger you’re in. This card can also mean you’re not planning your future and only living in the moment. You need to be more cautious and make sure you’re not being taken advantage of. If it sounds to good, it may not be true.

If you’d like to do a tarot spread about recognizing your fears in a new situation so that you may learn and grow I’ve got one for you. Firstly you should take the fool card out of your deck and hold it as you meditate on your new situation and how to approach it like the fool when pulled upright. Next shuffle your cards however you like to and pull them using your preferred method.

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Card 1: This card represents you, your attitude, innocence, naivete, your inexperience in this situation.

Card 2: This card represents that upon which you have always relied, the solidity of the past that you may have to leave now. This card is certainty and routine and the familiar.

Card 3: This card represents the risk you have to take, the first step into the unknown, whether large or small.

Card 4: This card represents your fears, which can be real or imaginary, grounded in the reason of the situation or founded in panic.

Card 5: This card represents the unknown, what you have to gain, the learning you will come by, the experience and maturity that can be had, the life you can be living.

Thanks for reading! Please feel free to leave any thoughts or question in the comments. Maybe even share your results for your tarot reading if you try this spread out. Merry Meet and Blessed Be.

What is a Starseed

There are various soul origins and one of these origins are souls from different planets. When your soul is in a being on earth but originates from a different planet that being is a starseed.

Here are some characteristics of a starseed:

-Regardless of where you are you feel homesick

-You didn’t fit in as a child

-You have a strong feeling of wanting to go home

-You had strong psychic and/or paranormal experiences as a child which continue now in the present

-You are highly sensitive

-You’re strongly empathetic and can feel others’ emotions

-You have a deep inner wisdom and you feel timeless

-You have a strong sense of a personal mission even if you don’t know what that mission is yet

-You have intense and vivid dreams

-Small children and babies are fascinated by you

-You have a deep connection with nature and seem to be able to communicate with the nature on some level

-You don’t fit in with society and are considered to be strange weird or different

-You may not have many friends

-May feel alienated by parents and immediate family

-You’re very aware of energy and how that energy affects you and others

-You have natural psychic abilities

-You have a great understanding of the greater workings of the universe

An example of being a starseed is me! I went to a shaman last year and she told me that my soul was brand new to earth. My soul is from numerous galaxies away. My soul came to Earth because it saw the need earth was in. My souls mission is to help the earth through educating the very young. She told me this without knowing anything about me and I had been accepted to my college for early childhood education at that point.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. It wasn’t exclusively about Wicca but definitely relates back! If you guys have any thoughts or questions please leave them in the comments! I love hearing from you guys. Merry Meet and Blessed Be!