Practical Magick

Guiding Goddess and Lunar Horoscope for April 2019

Guiding Goddess and Lunar Horoscope for April 2019
This April 2019 brings a flux of energy with the arrival of the spring season and a slue of planets entering retrograde (Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn!). This month, we find our mental peace, emotional balance, and infinite abundance within the glow of Hindu Goddess Lakshmi.

Creating Your Unique Essential Oil Blend

Creating Your Unique Essential Oil Blend
The oils and methods suggested here are simply that – suggestions. These are basic guidelines for beginning blenders. The more experienced you become with the oils and the way the scents react to one another, the more creative and skilled you’ll become. Trust your intuition, allow yourself the freedom to explore, and be creative!

Crystals for Love and Sexuality

Crystals for Love and Sexuality
The best way to invoke these crystals’ influence is to hold them in your hands, and awaken their energy by envisioning the passion, romance, and sensuality you wish to attract. Talk to the crystal; tell it exactly what you want it to do. Then simply carry the crystals with you as you go through your day.

How to Cleanse, Charge, and Use Your Crystals

How to Cleanse, Charge, and Use Your Crystals

You see the pretty shinies in healing spas, chic boutiques, and filling the shelves of your friend’s houses. They’re featured on Instagram, for sale on Facebook, and adorning the bodies of celebrities worldwide.

But what exactly is everyone doing with these beautiful little stones?

Living 'Face-First'

Living 'Face-First'
Like most of us, when I was in my mid-teens to early twenties I didn’t understand much about myself. What’s worse, in my case, is that I have always been overly empathetic. It comes easy to me to assess the emotional state of others, and to not only know how they feel but able to understand why. This was an issue because as it got easier to share other people’s feelings, it became harder to understand mine. I could relate to others better than to myself.

Beltane Love Magick

Beltane Love Magick
As Beltane is the fire festival honoring of the highest point of Spring, it’s a time to celebrate the passion and joy of all our intimate connections, and to open our hearts to new relationships. This is the season for sacred rituals and witchy practices to attract romantic partners, make new friends, and manifest your heart’s desires.

The Descent of Inanna – Understanding the Dark Goddess Ereshkigal

The Descent of Inanna – Understanding the Dark Goddess Ereshkigal
Ereshkigal is the true essence of a Dark Goddess. From the moment she enters Irkalla, the Underworld, she embraces the realm and her role as Queen and Goddess of the Law. In spiritual terms, she embodies the shadow self; what psychoanalyst Jung described as the undesirable parts of our consciousness – the things we deem as evil, inferior, or unacceptable. 

Oya, Queen of the Cemetery

Oya, Queen of the Cemetery
As Queen of the Cemetery, Oya guards the gate between the living and the dead. She does not live in the cemetery; think of her role here as a kind of ‘day job’. She stands at the gates, ensuring the boundaries between birth, death, and rebirth are respected, and that every soul is accounted for. As she is the Goddess of Wind, it is said the first breath of life we take and the last breath we give belong to Oya. 

How to Use Candle Magick to Manifest Your Desires

How to Use Candle Magick to Manifest Your Desires

Candles are an easy and magickal way of unifying your power of intention with the metaphysical energy to manifest your desires.The candle acts as a physical representation of the energy you are placing towards your goal. Burning the candle releases that energy into the universe, aiding you towards your ultimate manifestation.

The Sensual Splendor of the Goddess Aphrodite

The Sensual Splendor of the Goddess Aphrodite
Her influence isn’t just about the carnal acts, but the entire experience. The romance of holding another’s hand, of couch cuddling and hot chocolate; the sweet taste of another’s mouth, the smell of perfume and pheromones. The feeling that swells in us when we are inspired by art, our infatuation with a beautiful song or affecting novel, the light and shadow playing across your skin as you watch the sun set… All these experiences are Aphrodite’s gifts.

Relationships as Spiritual Lessons

Relationships as Spiritual Lessons
I had a tendency to get caught up with dudes and guys, instructing them in the basics of being a civilized companion.  Like no, it’s not appropriate to make fart jokes on a first, second, or hundredth date. Yes, it is rude to ask me out to dinner and then expect me to pay. No, it’s not okay to ask me a question and then check your phone will I’m talking. Yes, foreplay actually IS a real thing, and no, it’s only boring if you’re doing it wrong.

Expecting the Norm

Expecting the Norm
One day during a deep meditation, I saw how much of myself I was hiding from the world, and my own consciousness. And why was I doing that – to make others more comfortable? To get more clients, or a better chance at getting published? Was I seriously sacrificing my own comfort level, happiness, and growth to supply people with what they were expecting to see?