Depression & Witchcraft: Healing the Unexpected Shadow

I went into this year knowing that it would be a hard year of witchcraft. I was going into an intensive year of shadow work at the Temple of Witchcraft as well as Sacred Fires tradition. I carry a lot of trauma from my childhood and while I had mentally processed it and rationalized everything, I hadn’t actually emotionally processed anything.

There are a lot of articles on shadow work out there, particularly from those fairly new to their paths, and I am going to be very honest with you: don’t do it until you are ready. You may never be ready in this life, and that is okay as well. When I was at PantheaCon this past year I met a truly amazing person who had lost someone dear to him because they had jumped into this kind of work without having the skill set to carry them through it. Witchcraft has very real consequences and should be treated appropriately.

 

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The Wiccan Rede and Threefold Law: Not as Stupid as You Think

Not too long ago I wrote about some of the stereotypes that plague Traditional Witchcraft. The overall message was that making broad generalizations or stereotypes about an entire group of people, especially when based off limited knowledge or experience, is never a good thing. Unfortunately, this still happens (for several reasons) and it’s obviously not limited to just Traditional Witches. Wiccans too are faced with many stereotypes and generalizations made about their path. One of the most popular and ridiculous sentiments being that Wicca is “Witchcraft without teeth.”

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New Zodiac Signs: Ophiuchus

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New Zodiac Signs: Ophiuchus

In the world of astronomy there is some shocking news from the Minnesota Planetarium Society which announced that they have discovered the moon’s gravitational pull on Earth and its affect on the alignment of  stars which has  pushed them by about a month.  What’s this mean for those that look to the stars and get a daily scoop on their horoscope to have an insight into their life?  It means the signs may be changing.  For example, when astrologers say that the sun is in Pisces, it really is not in Pisces.

When a person is born, they are born under a sign which is determined by the position of the sun on the day they enter the world.  With the current news, this means that everything we though we knew about our horoscope sign is no longer correct.  Since the inception of astrology it has…

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Ophiuchus- 13th Zodiac Sign

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Ophiuchus- 13th Zodiac Sign

The shocking news announced by  the Minnesota Planetarium Society  introduces our new planetary constellation, Ophiuchus, which has Sagittarians and Capricorns scattering to learn about their new place in the charts and their new sign.  Although the constellation has been around since ancient times, it has not been included as a zodiac sign. Ophiuchus is a large constellation that is located around the celestial equator and is represented as a man that is grasping a snake which is divided into two parts that is represented by the constellation Serpens.

Ophiuchus is located between Serpens, Aquila and Hercules, and northwest of the center of the Milky Way. And is best known as Serpentariaus.  Our new sign is the only sign in the Zodiac that is associated with a  pre-existing man.  The man, Imhotep was a man of the  27th century and considered to have great accomplishments in life…

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Apocalyptic Witchcraft

Apocalyptic Witchcraft
by Peter Grey

 

One of the currents running through modern Western society is the idea that something is badly wrong.  We may not be able to articulate it, or we may try to blame it on a convenient scapegoat, but anyone who’s paying attention understands that new iPhones every year can’t hide the fact that we are living in an age of decline.  Peter Grey isn’t just tapped into this current, he’s got the floodgate wide open.  His new book Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a direct response to our disconnection from and desecration of Nature.

I read Apocalyptic Witchcraft in one evening.  While it is not easy reading, it is captivating reading.  Lots of people see our problems – some even describe them well.  There are far fewer who actually propose solutions.  Grey’s solutions are drastic, hard and fluid… but they ring true.

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Past Lives Tarot Card of the Day for August 17th is The Tower

Past Lives Tarot Card of the Day

The Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When a famous author incarnates inside you, ideas that you couldn’t express in written words before suddenly come out more clearly. With your experience of this past life comes insight that you didn’t have before. If you take on the style of the famous author you once were, you can actually channel that part of your spirit of the past to affect your creativity in the present. Take advantage of this extremely creative moment, because past life incarnations can vanish as quickly as they arrive.

Daily Tarot Love Card of the Day for August 17th is The Tower

Daily Tarot Love Card of the Day

The Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someone refuses to talk about problems, or is blind to problems, today. If this is not you, and you want to handle things, you have to ask how much longer you can do it all by yourself. Yes, you can renew and rekindle feelings, but together. Then you work to stay together. Pay attention if this surfaces in a brand new relationship. It is a sign of things to come.