Radical Sabbatical (AKA Retreating to Nature for a Creativity Refuel!)

Have you ever felt the need to do something crazy, something that sounds totally bat guano nuts but you know you need to do it?

Well, I’m about to do that. 

I’ll be taking the rest of the year off, which probably sounds crackers (the cheddar bunny kind) considering it’s only September. I ask you to trust me. =D  I will return, not just to the blog but to a whole mess of ideas I’ve been squirreling away for years. But I need the energy to share said ideas with you. And right now this witch is all out of zing. 

...A metric butt ton of life changes and moving clear across the country can do that to a gal. =/

The blog is well stocked, so take a look around while I’m on my radical sabbatical. If you’re hankering for even more simple magick, treat yourself to one of my spell books! Each and every sale makes me do a happy dance as well as supports the blog, so THANK YOU! =D  

I hope you can understand the need to replenish the creative coffers; wells simply aren’t bottomless! =/ I’m genuinely grateful for your readership and so very excited to share these new ideas with you in a few months.  

If you’ve been feeling a little fatigued yourself, I encourage you to make self-care a priority. This looks different for everyone, but if you pay attention to the gentle whispers of your soul, the answers are there. Sometimes the answers are extreme and make us feel nervous and uncomfortable, like taking time off from a blog you genuinely love! But I encourage you to trust that inner voice, because it will not lead you astray.

Be well, my friends! Thank you for your understanding. And I’m SO excited to share a new chapter of goodies with you in the coming year! ♥♥♥

Happy Casting,

30 Days of Magick: Summer Edition!

Did you know in Chinese Medicine late summer is considered the fifth season? That’s right, my friends. Somehow we’re already on the descent of summer. Landing gear is out and drink trays are up, but it’s not quite time to stow your beach balls in the overhead compartments just yet. 

The magick of late summer is a special blend of wondrousness, which makes it the perfect time to reclaim your magick if you’ve been feeling a little out of touch with Mother Earth, The Universe, or your own inner power. Don’t know where to start? Well, that’s why I’m here! 

Click the photo below to download your very own printable and start reconnecting with nature! Using thirty fun and simple yet meaningful suggestions, you'll be on your way to once again seeing magick all around you! Use this sheet as a reminder to slow down and savor these waning days of late summer and early fall. Enjoy these little gems in no particular order, coloring in each box with whatever color feels appropriate that day. When you’re done, tuck it away in your Book of Shadows as a colorful memento. Though not required, you may enjoy journaling your experiences along the way. Or simply make notes in the margins. Keep it breezy, girl! 

Or boy. I don’t mean to ignore my male readers. All seven of you... =D 

I hope you enjoy this 30 Days of Magick sheet as much as I enjoyed creating it! Pour yourself an iced tea, grab a lawn chair, and let’s enjoy the beauty of life!

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Have you ever felt disconnected with nature? How do you reclaim your magick when feeling depleted? 

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Rainy Day Manifestation Spell

There's an undeniable power that's carried in on the dark thunderheads of a summer afternoon rain storm. The magick is tangible as foreboding gray seeps across the sky, sultry humidity brings weight to the air, and nature goes quiet in preparation for the downpour that's about to begin. What starts as a gentle hum in the distance, a low grumble of strength, quickly grows into a wild display of energy, making trees dance at its feet and the sky split open with fiery intensity.

I mean, not that I pay that close of attention. I could take them or leave them.

Wait, thunderstorms are like boys, right? You gotta play it cool to reign them in? 

Of course, this spell doesn't have to be sequestered to summer. It can be used anytime you notice the sky sodden with potential, readied to exhale raw magick and manifestation upon the earth below. Just do me a favor and exercise common sense. A fried witch is useful to no one, so don't run outside in the middle of violent lightning. Also, don't play in traffic. 


What You'll Need:
The earth
A finger (preferably yours) or a stick

How to Conjure:
If you notice a storm brewing and it's safe to be outside, find yourself a nice patch of dirt that will be exposed to the rain. Get creative if needed! A flower pot. A flower bed. Don't overthink it. We're working a spell, not redefining nuclear dynamics. 

Draw a rune, a sigil, or simply write a one-word intention in the soil using your finger or a stick. 

Once your spell is written in the earth, hold your hands over the word/sigil (palms facing the soil) and envision the word/sigil in neon. Now envision the rain that is soon to come pouring upon your spell. Imagine the intention being driven deep into the soil where it will be nourished by the earth, sprouted like a plant, and manifested into reality. Envision your desires brought into reality—use all 5 senses! What will it look like? Smell like? When that bad boy is palpable in your mind, say aloud with conviction:

So Mote it Be!

And you're all set! Now get your ass inside, you silly hippie, and know that the rain is feeding your intentions.

Also, brew yourself some tea, because tea is always best with rain. And a book. And a cat. 

Happy Casting!

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Have you ever casted a spell in the rain? Have you ever casted a spell for rain?

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The Witch's Guide to Litha

Summer is such a magical time of year. As the days stretch long into the evenings and fireflies light the ebony sky, the warm balmy nights of summer hold a sense that anything is possible, that any dream can be achieved, and that opportunities are limitless. 

Well, that's because they ARE!

The vitality that imbues those sultry afternoons and mild summer nights is not imagined. Litha, the summer solstice, is a peak time of magick and power among nature. The sabbat is literally called the sabbat of "great magickal power." The explanation is simple! Mother Nature (Goddess) is in her prime, bearing fruits with fertility to spare. The sun (God) is exercising his ferocity as well, reaching his peak strength on the solstice—the longest day of the year. Just as nature and sky alike buzz with fortitude and vigor, you too are at a heightened stage of magickal ability. So use that wealth of power, playboy! 

Celebrated between June 20-22, the summer solstice (often called Litha) is the longest day of the year. After today, the sunrise and sunset will occur a bit earlier each day (by about a minute per day) as darkness slowly begins to overtake and the vitality of nature subtly wanes toward fall.

But don't worry, you've still got plenty of time to enjoy that wavy beach hair and flip flops, so don't put those jorts away quite yet!

Litha is seen as a potent time to cast, as well as a time to encourage purification, protection, health (for that coming winter), and love. The colors of this hot sabbat are borrowed from the lush bounty of nature. Bright red, yellow, orange (God) and green (goddess) are all appropriate colors for midsummer festivities. But since any and all flowers are perfect for a Litha altar, I'd dare to say any bright and vibrant color is well suited for celebration! Need some inspiration? Check out this natural Litha altar that uses lemons and oranges to honor the sun! 

Fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and cookies in the shape of the sun, lemons, oranges, and spicy foods are wonderful additions to a Litha feast. Looking to cast a spell and celebrate? Why not try a Simply Sweet Love Spell to put a little romance in your Litha? 

Dreams are more lucid on Litha due to the strong energies coming from earth and sky. Why not use this night to whip up a batch of Dream See Pillow Spray Spell to see what your future holds! 

In need of a little purification? Try this Energy-Cleansing Chicken Piccata to get your energetic housecleaning on! With lemons representing the sun, this is a perfect dish to serve at your Litha feast. Dinner and a clean aura? Who doesn't love a double duty spell?! 

If that electricity bill is leaving the coffers a bit dry (I could kiss whoever invented air conditioning!), then I have good news for you! Save the nickels for the ice cream truck, my friend, because I've got ten simple ways for you to honor the longest day of the year without spending a dime! 

Embrace the carefree, bountiful, sprightly energy of summer, my Pagan compadres! Sip some lemonade by the pool. Have a bonfire. Or simply take a stroll with your favorite someone and collect wildflowers. Whatever you do, enjoy this season of abundant beauty, and don't forget to leave a little offering of gratitude for the maiden Goddess and virile God. 

Happy Litha! ☀️

What's your favorite way to celebrate Litha?

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