Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dandelion Priestess Coloring Page

This month's coloring page was inspired by Joanna DeVoe's stirring interview with Joey Morris of Starry Eyed Supplies.  Special thanks to Joey for allowing me to use her visage!






































"The Strongest and most mysterious weeds 
often have things to teach us."
-- F.T. McKinstry

Grow where you're planted, Moon Babies. XOXO









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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Invocation of an Art Witch: To My Quarters


To the North--
To the Spirit of tar tacky pavement,
To the stenciled crumbling bunker,
To the creatures of slippery clay,
of dumpster & bakery,
vigilante sun flowers
and sidewalk chalk for days

I call to you, I honor you,
Are you in?
Let's Play.

To the East--
To the Spirit of the jay-walking Muse,
To the dance-floor-fog-machine,
To the creature of yawning steeple bell that marks the time, 
the accidental rainbow,
my favorite pen (black, never blue)
and the blaring car window serenade

I call to you, I honor you
Are you in?
Let's Play.

To the South--
To the Spirit of Naked blackened matches
To the Hopscotch of Electricity and genius of mosh pit
To the creatures of thirsty charcoal smudges,
these sparklers,
this hunger
and the tannery smoke stack
struck by lightning

I call to you, I honor you
Are you in?
Let's Play.

To the West--
To the Spirit of haunted steaming sewer grate
To the ink flood & flow of paint blood
To the creatures of the lapping dead,
polished beach glass,
bursting gutters,
Water color
and our tattoos

I call to you, I honor you
Are you in?

Let's Play.



Witch On, Witch Boldly










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Thursday, February 23, 2017

"I'm In The Flow" Mer Coloring Page

Let's celebrate the season of Pisces with lucid dreams,
Diving deep, 
lapping salty waves of  r e l e a s e, 
raindrops on eyelashes 
AND a mer inspired coloring page







































(Click to enlarge the image.)


Be in your fLoW, Moon Babies. XOXO









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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Can Magick Change The World? 20 Micro Magick Ideas








Can we really use magick to effect greater change in the world at large? Does lighting a seven day candle to
end world hunger or hexing a slimy celebrity do anything?

Regretfully, one can't say for certain. However, I can confidently attest that there is indeed a place and a need for magick in our life outside of ritual. 
 
The skills of the magickal practitioner have merit beyond of the coziness of our altars and comment threads. Witches and magicians are extremely useful to society as teachers, healers, illuminators, nourishers, space holders, inventors, oracles, innovators, improvisors, mentors and creators of all kinds.  


 If you're anything like me, sometimes THE WORLD can feel like a crushing slushy unforgivness that is much too much and certainly too damnably screwed for anything-- supernatural or otherwise-- to be of assistance. 

 That being said, some magickal methods may be more effective than others. We need to be specific.


My favorite method for 
world swirling is micro magick

a bite sized spell composed of equal parts magickal intention and grounded action that ripples and grows over time. Often the idea is to use the ritual act or symbol as an internal support mechanism for your external action. 

Combining our ethics, energy and action 
produces a powerful enchantment.










A Few Micro Magick Possibilities to get you Started...

1) Create a ritual dedicating yourself to continuing education.

2) Don't tell people what to do, show them what they can do.

3) Carry a charm as a reminder to be compassionate.

4) Dedicate + Bless your home as a sanctuary and open your doors.

5) Practice listening without needing to answer.

6) Embark on shadow work to investigate issues surrounding money so you can better use it as a tool for good.

7) Take any and every opportunity you can to build people up and mean it.

8) Dedicate yourself to radical self care as an act of self preservation.

9) Speak joyfully about your own body. (Ears are listening. Eyes are watching.)

10) Mark art and show it to people.

11) Support local artists, crafters, musicians, writers, actors, dancers and magicians.

12) Enchant yourself to speak your Truth.

13) Recharge in nature to bring your strongest, most powerful self back into the World.

14) Create a talisman to banish anxiety about meeting and talking to new humans.

15) Mentor young people. (It's easy. Just listen.)

16) Meditate (and teach others to meditate) to create the space for solutions and health to enter.

17) Start a book coven (club) on or offline to investigate and conversate about issues that matter to you.

18) Dedicate yourself to being guardian of a green space and do what a guardian does.

19) Cook up a brew for stress relief, restful sleep or good digestion and share it with friends. 

19) Follow through on your instinct to reach out to others when you think of them.

20) Set lights to remind yourself that you are also a bright burning empowered light.


What micro magicks will you weave in the world, Moon Baby?

Witch On. Witch Boldly. XOXO









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Thursday, January 12, 2017

4 Ways We Muck Up Our Magick


"I tried. It didn't work. Do you have a spell for that?" 

I often hear from frustrated magickaly minded creatures who are displeased with their casting efforts and looking for feedback.They planned, they said all the words, they waved their arms around and lit all the right stuff on fire. They concentrated. They meant it. Nothing is happening. Why isn't it working?

It's not because you didn't do it right. It's not because it wasn't meant to be. You don't need a new script, lizard carcass or bigger crystal grid. (Okay, maybe a bigger crystal grid...)

In my experience, it has less to do with the right prop details or planetary alignment and more to do with getting out of our own way. 

Let's look at four common and easily cured causes of magickal clogs...




1) We sabotage our efforts with small talk.

I've personally tripped over this for years. In our culture (especially here in the Midwest) self deprecation in friendly conversation is the norm. Women in particular are socially trained to undercut and disqualify themselves in a discussion (ex: This is probably stupid, but...) before anyone else has the chance. In uneventful social situations we often revert to complaining because it's easy and whining is better than awkward silence, right? It's an ingrained behavior that is both subtle and deceivingly powerful.

Our words of power and toxic talk come from the same place. 
Experiment with the tone and topics of your speech and see what Shifts.


2) We ignore signs because they just aren't interesting.

The world is an enormous feedback machine. Magickal information is everywhere if you're paying attention. However, we often overlook the signs, symbols, sychronicity and dreams we've feverishly petitioned for because they just weren't exciting enough. Signs need not be of biblical proportions to be potent!

While flamboyant communications from the Universe make for exciting metaphysical fish stories, subtle signs are hidden in plain sight and are here to help.


3) We allow our peers to quietly poison our plans.

We all have that friend--the one who tries to protect us by finding hairline fractures in our ideas or valiantly plays devils advocate. Whether they try to bring you to earth because of a deep concern for your welfare or are secretly envious, it's all sabotage.

You don't have to hang out exclusively with wizards to have a healthy tribe or make magick. However, if your friends (magickal or otherwise) try to talk you out of the exciting weird plans you've made, it's probably best for the health of your magick to keep the scheme to yourself.

This is not to be confused with keep silent about all witchery. Some people thrive on sharing their plans as a form of accountability which can bring power and enthusiasm to a working. But if the sharing results in distraction, doubt and deflating your dream balloon, find a new friend to tell.


4) We care more about other people's business than 
our own wonderful bum. 

Let's say you're a hen, your life is your nest, your priorities (your magick, your working) are your beautiful eggs and your attention is the life giving warmth that radiates from your luxurious bum.

Every aspect of your life is an egg: your friends, money, housing, relationships, conflicts, work, health, conversations, media consumption, conquests, leisure, study, etc.

Every time we get wrapped up in unnecessary drama, putter for hours on social media, obsess about frenemies and estranged relatives, celebrity gossip or martyr activities we add more eggs to the nest while depriving the eggs that matter of your majestically nourishing creative-tush.


What kind of cosmic espresso jolt could we offer our magick if we gathered up all the energy we're sprinkling on other people's business and shot it at our own life?


Cuddle the eggs that matter. 
Mind your bum.
Make amazing change in your life.




Witch On, Witch Boldly, XOXO









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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Witch Playlist


Some of my earliest active-imagination-memories as a child were of wintry landscapes--
Bejeweled tudra or hushed mountain forests inhabited by snow sorceresses and frost faeries.

Even today as a resident of the Midwest where the weather is often a nuisance and deadly at it's worst, there is still magick for me.

Icicle crowns, cascading drifts, 
wailing winds, sparkling periwinkle twilight, 
the haunting northern lights...

To celebrate stepping into winter, I've compiled a Winter Witch Playlist that gets me in the snow-queen-state-of-mind. I hope you enjoy this collection of enchanting sounds for strange snowy days...




Winter Blessings & Happy Solstice!

Stay Cool, Witches XOXO








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