• Magic & Witchcraft,  Real Life,  Updates

    2019 Intention: Brick by Brick

    Phew, this blog is dusty!  It is one of those things that has fallen by the wayside this year after I finally came to terms that I am not, in fact, superhuman **disappointed grumble**.   My intention for the past year was FOCUS, and with a few exceptions that I’m going to chalk-up to very needed and well-deserved breaks, I’ve done exactly that. I finished another book!  I met my GR reading challenge goal, and I’ve also zeroed in on my brand (exciting things coming in 2019!) and overall vision for this endeavor. Staying focused was sometimes very hard when life would blow up or work would be a nonstop day…

  • Magic & Witchcraft,  Real Life,  Writing

    2018 Intention: Your Focus Determines Your Reality

    When I started ruminating on what my intention should be for the coming year, for the first time since I embarked on this journey, I came up blank.  I tried on a lot of different intentions and goals, but none of them resonated the way it has in the past when I find the right one.  I took that as a good sign, that I didn’t have some blaring need or imbalance to address.  But still…I needed my touchstone going forward.  I need an intention.  It is the idea that I use to filter all my other plans and goals: “Does this fit my intention?” If yes, proceed.  That’s what…

  • Magic & Witchcraft,  Mystic Monday,  Real Life

    A Simple Home Cleansing & Blessing Ritual

    I’ve moved almost twenty times. Most recently, I moved into a new house that I will be leasing with my boyfriend for the next two years. Upon getting the keys, my first instinct was to go there and do my usual home blessing. Of course, this was odd to my excruciatingly pragmatic boyfriend, so I found myself explaining it to him. I expected him to laugh at me, or at least give me that “I don’t really understand you but I love you anyway” look. Instead, he listened, and when I was through, he said, “You should do that. I want our home to be blessed.” Which was a lesson…

  • Astrology,  Magic & Witchcraft,  Mystic Monday

    Mystic Monday: The Quickening Moon

    Whether you are tuned in to the lunar energies or not, tonight’s full moon is an auspicious one. The Quickening Moon, in druid tradition, only occurs every four years, when there are 13 full moons in a solar cycle. In other traditions, it always follows directly on the heels of Imbolc, the festival that celebrates the return of the sun. The energies for this moon are those of seeds readying to burst forth into the imminent Spring. This can manifest in many ways, such as bringing forth new ideas, reaching for new goals, forming new relationships, transformations, shedding old layers, or finally seeing the light at the end of a long and dark…