#30DaysMagicalRoots Challenge Day 26

Day 26: Craft a Sigil
Craft a sigil that represents the path you are on or the path you want to follow. This is a deeply personal creation so put some thought into it. (Recommended Resource: Practical Sigil Magic by Frater U.D.)

This is my most important sigil, and yes, it is also my shop’s logo! Of course it is, what kind of witch would I be if everything wasn’t meaningful and full of intent? 😉

When I was designing it, I was tempted to go the usual route of runes, or simple symbols incorporated into the sigil. However, as I am always pulled to do, I decided to go with what appealed to me the most, the thing that resonated with me the most, and of course, not necessarily the easiest thing to recreate off hand.

To me, this sigil looks very Elven, which evokes a sense of magick, especially magick in everything. The flowing lines in themselves represent something that begins as a small point, a small idea, at the bottom, and grows upwards. Like a seed rooting down, supported by the earth’s nutrients, waters, and the plants that grew and died to provide new life.

The small plant in the center has three leaves. For me, that initially represents an idea growing stronger. The two leaves that always pop out first for any seedling to provide a wide and strong foundation for receiving the sun’s rays. The third leaf, a sign of growing and reaching higher towards full potential.

The surrounding lines/vines also represent the flow and protection of magick, the things that nourish the plant in the center, physically, spiritually. Then near the top of the vines, they create a crescent moon shape. The moon has always been important in my own practice, the energy that I’ve pulled down and worked with, that has been woven through my life and actions. I love the imagery of the magick of the vines flowing up through the moon and up into the expanse above. That my magick flows out into the universe, nourished by it, and supplying nourishment for others.

 

So while I do very much enjoy sigils made with bits of established symbols, and the idea of sharing magick and symbolism with my fellow witches, I think this sigil for me is so very personal, incredibly representative of my own energy, my own views, and sends that energy out, of wanting to connect and create happiness and growth in the world.

 

Just go do this challenge already! You can find it at Plentiful Earth ❤

#30DaysMagicalRoots Challenge Days 24 & 25

Day 24: Sabbats
What holidays from the wheel of the year do you celebrate? Create your own wheel of the year! You are only limited by your imagination.

The basic Sabbats you learn when you’re a baby witch have kind of stayed with me all this time later. I may not perform ritual or magick at all of them, but I certainly am always aware of the turn of the seasons, and think on how the energies affect myself, others, and the world around me.

I couldn’t tell you my favourites because as with the seasons, everything is my favourite in its turn. I love when the world is sleepy and blanketed with snow, when it is waking up in the spring, and flowers can be seen ushering a green and colourful carpet over the land, I love when summer is here, hot and hazy days filled with delicious barbecues and fruits for days, and I adore when fall arrives, hiking in the cooler temperatures, the spiced smell of fallen leaves and wet earth, and of course all the pumpkin desserts!
So as the seasons are tied into the Sabbats, I love each 40ish day period surrounding the any particular one, the way the land has changed, the seasonal foods, activities. I think in writing about this, I celebrate the Sabbats more in the awareness of the things that I do in each season, and the energies I call upon from each season.

Day 25: Esbat
Create a ritual to honor the moon every month. Do you only celebrate the full moon? Try honoring the dark moon this month and see how it changes your practice.

My usual ritual on full or dark moons is to acknowledge the energies of the moon at those times. I will sometimes light a candle, or incense, and pull the energies down into myself, placing the energies within the candle if I want to work some personal magick. I feel like that is what a lot of my moon magick has been, is working on my own self.

In recent years, the dark moon has been more at the forefront for me, and I bet it has a lot to do with shedding old ideas, old emotions, old ways of being. The second half of my twenties was very much a time of breaking down who I though I had to be to become who I am now, so the dark moon, with its letting go of things has been incredibly powerful.

However, I am sensing more balance coming into play lately, so both dark and full are of equal importance now.

 

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