Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Moon Spell For Change: Maiden, Mother, Crone

New Moon Spell For Change: Maiden, Mother, Crone

The Virgo New Moon is September 15th at 10:11 pm, eastern. It’s an interesting New Moon to me because the following Saturday is Mabon (September 22nd), and the Saturday after that is an Aries Full Moon (September 29th). Whether you’re male or female, this is an opportunity for a powerful three-part spell that also honors the Maiden (New Moon), Mother (Mabon), and Crone (Full Moon). You will need a large candle, perhaps one that is in a glass container. You will also need some thick string.

This New Moon is a spectacular opportunity for spellwork for change. You can do this as a quiet meditation or within the framework of a ritual you choose. First, write a letter to the Goddess. Her power grows as we head toward Mabon and the Full Harvest Moon. In the letter, thank the Goddess for three gifts. The three gifts would be for things that you want to draw into your life. You will be reading this letter every night, so make it positive and something that inspires you! Then take your string and tie three knots into it.

My letter asking for three gifts would be something like, “Dearest Goddess, thank you for your eternal blessings, and especially for your gifts of prosperity, my body which is a sacred and divine temple, and harmonious loving relationships.” These are things that I’m already thankful for, and invite more of into my life. You probably understand my thanks for prosperity. When I write a thank you for “my body which is a sacred and divine temple”, this is my way of saying that I want to honor my body by being better, doing yoga more frequently, eating more healthfully. I’m asking for the gift of “harmonious loving relationships” to remember to be more kind to those I love, and to be gifted with kindness in return. My words have deep meaning for me, and you should write words that have meaning for you.

Light a candle, hold the string with the knots, and read your letter to the Goddess. AS it is the New Moon, visualize the Goddess as the Maiden. Read it as many times as you like until you truly feel gratitude for having the things you’re asking for. Feel the gratitude. Energize the string with the gratitude for the gifts. When you have created a *deep* sense of gratitude, untie one of the knots, and sit quietly. You will feel the magick you have released into the Universe. You can leave the candle burning while you work or read, but never leave it unattended.

Light the candle every night, and read your letter to the Goddess until you feel the gratitude. It’s certainly okay if you skip a night, but more powerful if you can remember to do this nightly. It won’t take as long as the first night if you added a New Moon ritual. On Mabon, you can add this to your ritual, or continue to work with this energy without doing ritual. This is when you untie the second knot, visualizing the Goddess in her Mother form, releasing the energy into the Universe. Continue lighting the candle nightly until the Full Moon, and untie the third knot, visualizing the Goddess in her Crone form.

Brightest blessings for a beautiful September. Wishing you wonderful, positive change!

Sally

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Paranormal Wednesday!

Paranormal Wednesday!

     I’d like to extend a big thank you to Shonda Brock for creating “Paranormal Wednesday”! Every week Shonda highlights a different paranormal author (Genius, right? One stop, and you can find all kinds of great books!), and I’m so happy and honored to be among the talented writers she has as a guest on her blog.

So, to find out my “Aha moment” or what inspired me to write “The Grimoire Chronicles”, visit: Paranormal Wednesday!

Brightest Blessings!

Sally

 

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Discover How to Stay in the Present While Planning for the Future

Discover How to Stay in the Present While Planning for the Future
       I recently had a friend say she didn’t want to plan for a particular future  event (a guy who was interested in her wanted to take her on a date) because she was practicing “being in the present”. I have heard that in the past as well (ironic, I know), and I think sometimes we hear a catch phrase and don’t investigate the meaning behind it.
       So, how do you stay in the present and plan for the future? Here’s the key: How do you feel *right now* about an event that will take place in the future?
       I asked my friend how she felt in *that moment* about the guy asking her on a date. She thought it sounded fun. Well, then! Plan *now* to go on the date in the future, making you feel good in the present! It’s that instant gut feeling that you have before all the other thoughts, anticipation, or “what-ifs” begin. It’s the gut feeling you have before you perceive your wardrobe to be insufficient or you need to get up early the morning after.
       Being in the present is about, you guessed it, being in the present, listening to your emotions in the blink of an eye. Being in the present has to do with how you’re feeling *now* when asked about a date in the future. There’s a reason you feel good or bad about a future event. You’re tapping into Source wisdom about your Path. Base your future plans on how you’re feeling about them now, and you’re still “living in the present.”
       Be present while planning future events, filling out calendars, making resolutions, and goal planning! The next time you have to fill in your calendar, see how you feel about what you’re planning, and be present during the planning process. If it is a responsibility you’re not looking forward to like taxes or laundry, visualize the next good place. How you will feel when the task is complete? That will make you feel good *now*.
       The biggest downfall of not staying in the present is worry. Worry causes negative feelings and thoughts that do nothing more than bathe your entire system with adrenaline and cortisol — stress hormones that age your body and have been linked to disease.
       Parents worry when a child doesn’t showing up when they’re supposed to (of course, they’re always “dead in a ditch somewhere”. If that were true every time someone thought it, ditches would be filled with bodies.). The “what-ifs” start popping into your head, and you flip-flop from past to future. This is when it’s important to stay in the present. Tune in. Become aware of your breath, the room, how you’re sitting, maybe some artwork you haven’t paid much attention to lately.
       Trust the Universe, and that we’re in the right place in the right time for a reason. Being in the present means feeling good *now*.
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Witchcraft and the Law of Attraction

Witchcraft and the Law of Attraction

We hear so much about being able to “draw anything to us if we want it badly enough!” The Law of Attraction says, that “like attracts like”. Please understand: “wanting something badly” simply draws more “wanting something badly”. Feel in the presence of *having* what you want, which never includes the “wanting” of it.

When you translate the knowledge of the Law of Attraction to Witchcraft, think of how you infuse the tools you’re using with the energy you want to manifest the desired outcome. Prosperity candle magick? You anoint the candle with oils carrying the vibration of prosperity – Law of Attraction! – and visualize and *feel* the abundance you desire – more Law of Attraction!. Sympathetic magick? Creating rain for crops by gathering some earth on a plate and sprinkling the earth water that has been blessed while *feeling* that the earth already has plenty – Law of Attraction!. Love spell? Fill a poppet with herbs carrying the quality of the kind of mate you want to attract (remember, you’re attracting love, not a specific person!), and mingle the herbs that most represent you – and bring those energies together in a poppet. Law of Attraction! Of course – since you’re very smart you would probably use sage for yourself, and you want to draw someone very smart so you would use sage for that person – mingling those energies together. Law of Attraction!

I’m sending blessings and good tidings for using the Law of Attraction in your spell-work! I look forward to hearing what you think, and how your rituals might have changed!

Brightest blessings!

Sally

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