Monday, January 15, 2018

The Magick of a Blue Moon


2018 is going to be a magical year (and not just because I'm leaving New Mexico!).

2018 boasts not one but TWO blue moons in the first quarter. If you're keeping track, this hasn't happened since we partied like it was 1999. 

Does anyone else smell Curve? Does that perfume still exist? Thirteen-year-old Michaela lived for Curve. And Hanson. And silver hair mascara. The Hanson adoration lives on (Stop rolling your eyes. They really are talented!). The perfume and hair dye, not so much.

In case you're unfamiliar, a blue moon is when two full moons occur within the same calendar month. This astrological treat takes place roughly once every two and a half years. 2018 is really special because I'm getting the hell out of the desert there will be TWO blue moons—January and March (both on the 31st). Two blue moons in the same year happens about four times a century, which means we'd be lucky to experience this four times in our life!

....and I'm about to experience my second? Please hold while I have an existential crisis.

The next time we'll encounter a double-blue-moon year will be 2037, which isn't even a real year. I mean, seriously? Twenty thirty-seven?? Have you seen how technology has changed in the last decade?! People will be cyborgs by then...

A blue moon can also mean the third full moon when four occur within a season, but that definition seems to be waning in popularity.

Ha, moon humor.

Aside from the normal heightened feminine energy of a full moon, a blue moon can represent second chances, reminding us to embrace them while we have them. After all, rarely in life do we get a second go at an important opportunity. This is also a highly magickal time where our connection to the Divine is strengthen as we bear witness to an infrequent celestial event. Now is a moment to connect with spiritual energies (our own and others), embrace heightened intuition, and (of course!) practice magick. 

To help you with your blue moon conjurings, I've complied a list of moon-focused spells as well as a few others to assist you in celebrating this sacred event with simplicity! 

If you're seeking a little abundance, try these helpful spells!





If you're in need of some blessings, cast these bad boys!





Need to remove some funky energy? These will do the trick!





Protection isn't just for the bedroom! ;)





In need of some balance? Whip up a batch of this thirst-quenching moon tea!


Looking for more ways to satisfy your lunar desires? Check out By the Light of the Moon: 13 Simple & Affordable Pagan Spells & Rituals for a Year of Full Moon Celebrations. Every purchase helps keep the blog supplied with loads of free resources, so thank you for your support! ♥


Now that you're all spelled-up, don't forget to mark your calendars for the 31st of January AND March to celebrate the magick of two blue moons in 2018!

...There will be no need to notate when I'm leaving New Mexico since I will be sending a slice of chocolate cake to every person in America. Due to the rising cost of postage, all cake will be delivered in standard letter-sized envelopes. Therefore, I cannot guarantee the condition of said cake upon arrival. 

If you live outside the United States, don't feel left out. The cake is gluten-free anyway, so you're not missing much.

Enjoy your double blue moons, everyone! And don't forget to bookmark this post for the next double blue moon in 2037, when autonomous cars have taken over the world and our sole hope of salvation is Will Smith and his bionic arm. 


Do you have special plans for the double blue moons of 2018?


By using this site, you agree you have read the full DISCLAIMER.
NOTE: As with any recommendation found on this blog, consult your doctor or naturopath before use.
Some of the above links are affiliate links, which means I make a small percentage AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. Affiliate links help keep PennilessPagan.com alive and supplied, so thank you!!♥

Monday, January 1, 2018

Healing Tides Anxiety Release Meditation


Before I share with you my first ever recorded meditation, I'd like to teach you just how one goes about recording a meditation. It is, after all, a highly scientific process. But with these 15 steps, you’ll be recording like a boss in no time!  

1. Test microphone volume and wonder how anyone takes you seriously when you sound like a chipper wood nymph. 

2. Wonder why your “S” sound is so GD over pronounced.

3. Realize there is no way for you to correct “S” sound without sounding like a serial killer.

4. Play with cat who decides now is a good time to shuffle papers.

5. Resume recording now that cat is pacified.

6. Untangle cat from microphone cord. 

7. Record cat purring since untangling evidently feels like a kitty massage.

8. Wait for jet to pass. Hope there is no sonic boom just as you finally close in on that last paragraph.

9. Seriously contemplate hiring voice actor.

10. Wait for train to go by. Wonder if the Universe is conspiring against you.

11. Seriously? More jets?? 

12. Make a cup of matcha while waiting. Stare at sun. Contemplate meaning of life.

13. Decide the slow, soothing tones simply don’t work with your 
valley girl voice. Question purpose in life.

14. Embrace your weird-ass voice and go with a more natural cadence.

15. Turn on a heating pad to distract the cat. Give train number four in less than an hour an angry glare. Trade matcha for pumpkin bread. Hope readers won't share in your distain for elfin voice.


Considering my day started with not one but TWO dropped eggs on my kitchen floor (First my husband, then me. Something I've never done in my entire life!) I’m not surprised roughly 18 trains and 942 jets went by while trying to record. Throw in a naughty cat whose antics make me want to eat him alive due to overwhelming cuteness and you have one worn out blogger! 

Nonetheless, this Healing Tides Anxiety Release Meditation is a useful tool when anxiety becomes suffocating. And all in under 5 minutes! My crazy voice instructions mixed with the healing energies of the ocean tide are a healthy, natural way to slow your heart rate, quell your fears, and return your body to a state of tranquility! Grab yourself a copy by signing up for my monthly newsletter. 




Already a member? Check your inbox, because you have a link waiting for your listening pleasure!

Kick back, relax, and get ready for some wood-nypmhy meditations. Hope you enjoy! 


Do you use guided meditations? What topics would you like addressed in future meditations?

By using this site, you agree you have read the full DISCLAIMER.
NOTE: As with any recommendation found on this blog, consult your doctor or naturopath before use.