"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
25th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Saille/Willow
24th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Saille/Willow
Moon Phase: waning half
Moon rises: 3:10AM EDST
Moon sets: 3:13PM EDST
Moon in the Mutable Water Sign
of Pisces Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The strength and
beauty of the little things.
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:11AM EDST
Sunset: 8:21PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: ""What
broken or fragmentary parts of your life need mending?" Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
May 8th, 2010
There are Major magickal energies for spells/rites for unwanted chaos protection; and minor magickal energies for protection in the general sense. I find this a bit confusing but thought I would pass the information along. For some it might make sense. This is Saturn's Day - the Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment and Responsibility.
What is a Witch without a Coven? Simple, she is a Witch. It makes no difference whether one is flanked by twelve robed women or has been officially pronounced of this or that grade or level; if you know you are and you act your knowledge, then you are.
Many witches prefer to be solitary, and there is much wisdom in this choice. As in all social groups, petty issues can arise that completely distract from the original point of the group - and there is nothing worse than a pack of bickering witches. "Bitchcraft" is neither fun nor helpful, and the solitary practitioner avoids its pitfalls.
However, if you can find a like mind or two - preferably chosen from amongst friends - the results can be triply spectacular. A single mind can work modest wonders, but two or more can create entire universes of possibility. The best covens are those that spring up spontaneously out of a group of like-minded friends. They do not recruit - no true occultist ever does.
The worst enemy of the witch is her quest knowledge. It is also her best friend, the thing that drives her out of the norm. Actually when it comes to learning, books are best. There are a lot of good teachers out there because Wicca and Paganism has spread so widely over recent decades. The best teachers are often the least obvious ones. They live quietly and yet they have a vibe that you know is right. If no such person is apparent, take advantage of the wealth of excellent books now available on the subject. Many Witches have produced works of outstanding value. Read what appeals to your intuition and have an open mind to others' opinions. Books often come to those who need them. The next time you plan a trip to the bookstore, whether it be the bricks and mortar one, or the cyber space one, send out a request to the astral plane to be led to what you need. It can make that trip a whole lot more interesting!
(some tips from Kala Trobe in "The Witch's Guide to Life" and a bit of my own experience)