Day 1 & 2 of the #30DaysMagicalRoots Challenge

I’ve decided to follow along with this month long challenge by the good folk at Plentiful Earth. You can follow along on social media with the tag #30daysmagicalroots. It’s essentially daily prompting of simple things you can do to get back in tune with your magical/spiritual practice. Or, if you’re a brand new witch, a great month-long foundation of practices.

This post is a day late because I ended up celebrating Lughnasadh with the fam at their camp site, had a dinner with corn on the cob (yummmm!), then went swimming with the niece up until the sun set. So, happy belated Lughnasadh! I hope your day was as lovely as mine!

Day 1 DIVINATION
Use your favorite form of divination to ask “What should my focus be for this month?” Reflect on the themes of your divination reading. What answer speaks to you the most?

I pulled out my gorgeous Mucha Tarot deck and pulled VII The Chariot. I don’t think I’ve ever pulled The Chariot for myself in all my years of reading, so this was interesting!

This card speaks to victory, to being the conquering hero, or the hero who returns home to glory after a successful adventure. However, the keys to this victory lie in the balancing of our darker self with the light. Just as fear can either prompt us into preventative action or paralyzation, so too can joy provide us energy to continue reaching higher, or simply be complacent and lazy. The point is to continue to push forward, at a proper pace that feeds the drive for success, but also allows for proper resting time to renew that drive.

I feel this is a very appropriate card not only in terms of spirituality, but business, and well, life in general! Spiritually, I’ve been really wanting to get back into my craft, my practices. Business, I have a craft show on the 10th of August that I’m excited for, and then the building of a garden workshop so that I can have more room for the coming (crazy) gifting season. This card lets me know that success is possible so long as I keep things in check, make sure there are no overly hasty decisions, nor procrastination that turns into not doing anything at all.  This was the perfect card!

DAY 2 GROUNDING
Practice grounding today (and every day this challenge)! What is your favorite way to do this? If you have never done this before go to YouTube and do a search for grounding techniques.

I used to ground fairly regularly, especially before sleeping. A big reason for that was because I was dealing with a lot of depression for a few years, and quite a bit of anxiety. And as you all know, anxiety loves when you’re trying to sleep to rear its ugly head and torment you!

Thankfully, anxiety the last 2-3 years has been at a minimum, as well as the depression (oh, Sun, I really missed you during the long overcast winters of Vancouver!). That means that grounding has also fallen to the wayside.

I didn’t ground yesterday, but I did this morning, and it felt good. It felt like nostalgia almost. I like to visualize roots stretching out from my feet, sinking into the earth, and wrapping around rock and soil. I breathe up the Earth’s energies, filling my energetic body from toe to head. There is also another root that used to flow from the base of my spine, but seems to want to be the top of my head now, that allows the energies being pushed out by the Earth’s energies to flow into the ground as well. I simply breathe this in until I’m completely full of Earth energy, and I have become an extension of the Earth.

Now, tomorrow’s prompt is to center yourself. I realize that my grounding technique is also a centering one, so I will simply continue with the technique, and perhaps spend a little bit longer each day breathing in Earth.

 

For the rest of the challenge, I’ll be sharing about my experiences here and on Instagram, so if you’d like to follow me there too, you can!

Reading of the Week – Oct 4-10

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Beginning of the Week
Page of Wands
A message is coming. Do not back away or hide from it, it is something you need to hear, something to help you get back on track. It is a message of fire, of passion, of will, and the daring of doing. Dismiss it at your own risk.

Mid-Week
XVI – The Tower
Your early week warning came, and come mid-week, things are going to be turned on their head. If you took the opportunity to prepare, you will be able to weather this change, but remember, the Tower takes you out of your comfort zone, it releases you from ignoring the world around you and how you contribute to it.

End of Week
VI – The Lovers
After the storm has passed and you come to the needful rearanging of your world, you will be supported. You will find that which balances you, whether it is from a lover (the ways in which they make up for your shortcomings and vice versa), or someone else important to you; it could also come from an aspect of yourself you have been ignoring. No matter the source, you will find the balance to create something better for yourself.

If you enjoy my weekly readings and are looking for a personal reading from me, please head on over to my shop, The Forest Witch to peruse the readings I offer!
Blessings, dear, gentle readers!

Reading for the Week – Sept 27-Oct 3

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Beginning of Week
Ace Bows
It’s time to take up that project or idea you’ve had brewing in your mind for a while now and put it to work. Last week was about getting rid of what wasn’t useful and making the most of the harvest to be done in our lives and within our own selves. This week, it’s time to take what your intuition, your gut, had been telling you was the right thing, and run with it. There’s only one way to go from here, and that’s up.

Mid Week
II Cups
You’ll also get some help along the way with your new project. Whether this is all within yourself, all the different aspects you hold within you, or other people, you will find hamony, balance and support to do whatever it is you need to.

Week End
XVIII The Moon
More intuition here, more emotion driving you forward. The Moon shows us a more primal reaction to things, reaction that doesn’t require much thought or rationalizing. When we listen to our intuition, when we follow what brings forth a well spring of emotion within us, we can find ourselves feeling fulfilled and nourished by it. The path is never clear with The Moon, but it’s one that the heart knows.

If you liked this reading, please head on over to The Forest Witch and check out the readings I offer! Today is also the last day you can get 20% off any reading in celebration of Mabon, the Autumnal Equinox. Just type AUTUMN into the coupon box at checkout.

Last Chance To Get 20% Off!

Today is your last chance to receive 20% off ANY reading from my shop, The Forest Witch. Simply type AUTUMN into the coupon box at checkout, and your savings will be applied! There’s no restriction for what type of reading this applies to, whether a one card, or a Deity Communication reading.

I hope the turning of the wheel has provided you with a nourishing harvest to sustain you through the Hunt season, and the chilly winter months. ❤

Mabon Sale Time!!!

Once again, I would like for you all to know that my Mabon sale over at The Forest Witch Shop is still happening, until tomorrow, 09-27-2015 at midnight. Just type  AUTUMN into the coupon box at checkout and you will receive a 20% discount on ANY reading! Yes, even the one card readings.

But it’s also a good time to purchase one of the larger readings like the Celtic Cross, the Deity Communication Reading, or the Deity Identification Reading. (You can always read for spirits as well, not just deities).

Mabon Sale Reminder

Happy Friday, my dear, gentle readers!
Just a quick reminder that my Mabon sale is still happening over at The Forest Witch Shop! Get 20% off ANY reading, yes, even the one card readings, until this Sunday, 09-27-2015. Just type AUTUMN into the coupon bar at checkout, and voila!

Hope your weekend is fantabulous 🙂

Mabon Sale! Your Daily Reminder

I am having a Mabon sale until this Sunday, 09-27-2015. You can save 20% off of any reading (yes even a one card!) by using AUTUMN in the coupon bar at checkout.

Just head on over to The Forest Witch Shop and take a look around 🙂

Reading for the Week – Sept 21-27

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Beginning of the Week
IX Bows – Dedication
This week seems to be all about action, doing what you’ve set out to with all the fiery bows!
This particular card tells us to make sure we continue honing our skills, because most skills will never be completely mastered, there are always new ways, new hidden mysteries to be discovered about our chosen skills. While on the outside, it may seem like we effortlessly perform our chosen skill, we know ourselves how much time, how much frustration, and how long the road has been to come to this point, and how much farther we will always have to go.

Mid Week
VII Bows – Clearance
A very appropriate card as the Autumnal Equinox falls mid week. It is time to let go of what no longer serves you. Harvest what you can of it, and burn the rest away. We cannot move forward very far, or with much motivation to continue moving forward when we have to worry about carrying so much that we tire quickly and abandon the future.
Let it go.

End of Week
Queen Bows – Hare
There is the potential to work powerful magick come the weekend (making perfect sense as it is the full moon, as well as a lunar eclipse… and look at that beautiful moon in the card!). Nurture your potential, ensure that you are bringing peace into your life, as that will spread and touch those around you, allowing for it to weave a cozy blanket of love, peace and warmth for the coming months as the weather turns cold (in the Northern hemisphere), and we do more inner work as well as spend time with family and friends for the holidays.

It seems the cards are very in tune with the changing of the seasons and the final harvests to come. I hope your week is lovely, dear gentle readers! And remember, if you are interested in a reading, please visit my Etsy shop, The Forest Witch.

Reading for the Week – Sept 13-19, 2015

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Beginning of the Week
IX Cups
You will feel like you have everything that you need, or want, and are ready to share it with the world. There is a generosity that comes in the message of this card which stems from security and confidence. Look at how the woman is firmly seated, the wind blowing, yet she is solidly in place, a smile on her face. Take comfort in what you have in your life that is abundant.

Mid-Week
II Cups
A partnership of some sort, whether romantic or no, is going to be a boon to you. Where you fall short, your other half picks up the slack, vice versa. Where you may be feeling overwhelmed, or sad, or even ill, they will carry you forward, knowing you will be there for them in kind one day. Appreciate the love and support you share with the ones close to your heart.

End of Week
Ace Cups
Another cup!
The Ace of Cups is filled to overflowing, where perhaps your well may have been dry or dwindling down to the last drops, now you have more than enough water flowing up to quench your thirst.
This is all connected to the spirit, the things that bring you joy; if you were feeling as though life was becoming void of things that truly fulfil and nourish your heart and soul, even work, now is the time when that is turned around.

It seems as though the coming week is going to be plenty awesome, lots of love, lots of contentment. I think it bodes well as autumn is beginning to blanket the land, and it’s generally the time of year to take stock of what we have.

If you enjoyed this reading, please head on over to my shop, The Forest Witch, and check out the readings I offer there.

Tarot Readings

It has come to my sad attention that both Beth and Sebastian are no longer going to be offering their divination and oracular services. (I have very much appreciated both of their readings, they have been such a boon).

With that in mind, I would like to remind you, my dear gentle readers, that I offer deity readings over in my shop, The Forest Witch, on Etsy. I have whittled down the number of readings I have listed up there, as really, most subjects can be covered by a reading such as the Celtic Cross, or a more freestyle reading.

To elaborate more on how I do the deity/spirit readings:
I am currently performing them on Wednesdays in ritual space. I do research on Who I will be contacting, and prepare offerings of food and drink while They come to visit.
I then enter a trance in circle, and open myself up to what your Person would like to say through me to you. I usually end up pulling about 9 cards, though it can vary depending on what the message is, and how eloquent or blunt your Person is feeling.
I then photograph the reading, then write out the reading for you and get it sent off either Wednesday night, or Thursday.