I have been a practicing witch for 20 years, and while I understand the
frustration over Trump and his policies, I won't be participating in tonight's mass ritual against Trump. Here is why.
Before you can embrace your new year and intentions, you need to let go
of anything that has troubled you or held you back in the past. Not just
the past year, but your life until now.
If you listen to the rhythm of nature, Winter is a natural time to
stay indoors, meditate and reflect. The hustle and bustle of the summer
slows down with less outside activities to eat up your time. Take stock,
not of food stores but of yourself. A new year is coming - what do you
want it to hold for you?
Explore the magical properties of Garnet, the deep red gemstone of protection, purification, and healing.
How do you connect to friends and family who are no longer with us? It can be something as simple as making muffins.
An altar is really just a working space set with objects that reflect
you, the purpose of the altar, or the ritual or season you are
celebrating at it. Here are some things to think about when setting up your first altar.
A few posts ago, I talked about how an amulet or talisman was just a hunk of metal - unless you empower it. This time, I'll expand a little more on it and tell you how to empower it for your intent.
When you are considering something to empower (or enchant if you want to
use a more magical sounding term), consider what you want it to do..and
look at the design to see what it says to you. Then learn how to charge or empower it for that purpose.