So you’ve cast your spell. You’ve cleaned up your altar. You are psyched! You’re ready to see the results of your magick come rolling in. But now what? What should you do after the spell is cast to help you find success? That’s the question we have this month.
I’m at a coffee shop. Today has been hard. My husband and I have been fighting. It’s always the same old stuff. And just as it seems to be sorted out, the problem appears again like an angry Jesus rising from the tomb to remind us that He is eternal and ever present. Those are our problems. They die, they resurrect, they come back to shine a light on our shortcomings and to remind us that we still have work to do.
Astrologically, this is perhaps the most important week of the year as Uranus moves into Taurus, an event some astrologers have lovingly called “Tauranus.” After a seven-year whirlwind in Aries—the planetary force of revolution, technology, and awakening—Uranus shifts signs on May 15. Occurring shortly after the Taurus new moon, this day marks a major shift in consciousness as well as offers an extra fertile time for new beginnings.
Finding your path as a witch can be a challenge. For most of us walking a magickal path is a choice. It’s a path that many of us consciously decided to pursue rather than being something we’re raised in. That means there’s a high chance you’re starting this journey after having been part of another religion or spiritual practice. That brings us to a question like the one we have this month which is actually quite common among newbies.
You hear so much about the people in deep pain and struggle. And also about the people who are fucking soaring. But what about when you’re just doing great? You’re doing all the right things, bringing in all the funds you need, sharing all the love you can, and moving comfortably, steadily along on your path. Maybe not on the top of your mountain, but on the trail with plenty of provisions and a bluebird sky!
When you think of ‘channeling,’ it may bring up images of an end-of-the-world psychopath wearing a wizard gown in Roswell, or an old frizzy-haired Puerto Rican woman babbling in her hole-in-the-wall Hell’s Kitchen storefront circa 1989. Travel to the village of San Marcos, Guatemala, though, and you might be surprised at what you find.
When difficult or traumatic experiences occur in our lives, we naturally wonder, “Why did this happen? What does it mean?” Often, such experiences may appear not to have any particular meaning; they may seem to be nothing more than purposeless suffering. Yet, in my years as a spiritual author and teacher, I have found that not only are our greatest challenges rich with meaning and purpose, but also that very often we ourselves planned those experiences before we were born.
Lately I have felt the need to take “breaks” from being a spiritual person. When I am tuned in to intuition, trying to remain one with all that is, working on grounding myself with Mother Earth, remaining open to others while keeping myself protected, and otherwise just trying to be a force for the good, I get completely burned out, really fast.
Welcome to the Age of Aquarian: a new paradigm for existing. As old structures fall away, we’re trickling into new models on both the macro and micro levels.
Sarah Akala entered my office in a swirl of long gleaming dark curls and layers of softly swaying feminine fabric. My first impression was of a young, modern woman. Then I had a psychic vision of her as a gypsy in another lifetime. I put that on the back burner and focused on Sarah, here and now.
Tarot and oracle decks are part of our daily ritual to connect to Spirit and empower our intuition. It is through divination that we are able to quiet the mind, empower the soul, and listen intently to our intuition. We are incredibly fortunate to live in a time where there are an abundance of rad divination tools to assist us in our never-ending journey of inner exploration and expansion.
I remember looking so far outside of myself for validation that I got turned inside out. My quest for fulfillment was one of pain and suffering. But the lows that the universe offered me were met with even greater highs, as soon as I learned that my power was always there, forever guiding me.
Several years ago, as I became a mom and was married to a man in the holiness religion (bad idea), I set aside my spiritual path (another bad idea). However, I have lately returned to my pagan path.
This February, we only experience one lunation in the entire calendar month, and it is a new moon solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius. This type of event, a month without a full moon, will not occur again in many years, making the energy of February all about new beginnings and planting the seeds of the future you wish to cultivate and co-create.
I had read all of the articles (“5 Signs He’s Totally Your Twin Flame!”) and watched all of the YouTubes (“How to Tell If He’s The One!”). And even he agreed it was true. We were twin flames. It was decided and confirmed and verified.
Radical self-love: this idea that is revolutionizing the way we interact with and treat ourselves has become one of the most written about topics in the wellness industry.
Have you ever felt more alive than when bringing something to life, in whatever form? Have you ever felt happier than when admiring one of your own creations—whether a child, a painting, or a gourmet meal? I sure as hell haven’t! Whatever your particular kind of fancy, it feels intrinsically damn good to give genesis to something.
On January 31, 2018, we will experience an astrological event that we haven’t seen in 150 years! This blue moon (a full moon occurring twice in a calendar month) is also a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, in the zodiac sign of Leo at 11 degrees. Wowza! This is a trifecta triple threat, in the best way possible! Bingo, bango, bongo!
Yoni egg: a vagina’s crystal companion for rejuvenated connection, deep healing, better orgasms, more creativity, and a general Goddess power surge. Though there is no mention in The Feminine Mystique of the power of this ancient practice, it has been used by women for over a millennia, and it is now seeing a huge resurgence in the Now Age.