Ritualize your life! (AKA the art of transforming everyday tasks into meaningful meditations)

I’ve been a busy witch lately, and like most of us, I have no shortage of responsibilities to keep up with! I’ve noticed that my day-to-day routine keeps me constantly occupied and although I am glad to never feel bored, I have been left with precious little free time for my magical endeavors. I’m sure many can relate — although it would be nice to always be able to set aside a scheduled moment for spiritual reflection, it doesn’t always seem possible. Sometimes we ache to delve into our inner work but can’t set aside more than a moment. So how can we squeeze in a little magic without any wiggle room? You don’t need any extra time or materials — a bit of creativity is all you need to create a magical meditation space anytime, anywhere!

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march 31 blue moon

What the blue moon means, and how it can help you glow too

It’s the last day of March, but what else makes this time special? It’s the night of the second blue moon this year! I keep blurting this out excitedly, and the reaction I get is mostly, “Cool… so what does it mean?”

A “blue moon” isn’t actually a moon that is blue — it is the second full moon in one month. This doesn’t happen very often, hence the saying “once in a blue moon.” We saw the first blue moon this year on January 31st, but that wasn’t all — it was also the night of a supermoon and a lunar eclipse. After tonight, there won’t be another blue moon until Halloween of 2020!

So what is this beautiful blessed blue moon saying to our souls tonight? A full moon is already a time of heightened energy, ready to be channeled into whatever it is we need to bring to fruition. A blue moon is rare, and two in one year is even rarer. So tonight is a super special night that doesn’t come around very often. It’s so lucky and powerful to be in the presence of such a magnificent moment. Look outside if you can – it is bursting with a lustrous astral soup of glowing moonlight for us all to bask in!

So tonight I’m sharing with you some simple actions that will help you channel this energy in a beautiful way. These are mini rituals anyone can do, just about anytime and anywhere, to share in the blue moon magic and let it flow through your life.

full moon crystal charging

1. Crystal charging: If you have a crystal handy – perhaps you are wearing one, holding one, or keeping one in your pocket – hold it in your fingers or in the palm of your hand while the moonlight shines down on you. Visualize the glow of the moonlight becoming brighter and brighter as it flows down into your crystal, and through your crystal into your whole being. Feel a soft, loving, flowing energy wash down your shoulders like a warm, wild, peaceful embrace. This glow that you feel will stay with you always.

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2. Listen to the moon: this is a mini meditation that can be done even if you are outside under the moon for even just a minute or two. It can be done while walking if you like, standing, or sitting outside in contemplation. Gaze up at the moon and greet her silently (or not so silently if you would like). I start off by thinking, “Hey mama moon, you look beautiful tonight.” Gently ask for any wisdom she may have to give to you, and let your mind be open and receptive to whatever flows through. You may come across silly thoughts, but do not doubt yourself. Listen intently enough and your focused calm will lead you to lovely revelations. The moon is a sweet silent friend who is always smiling down at us. If you trust your intuition, she can show you a reflection of yourself you never knew you’d see.

A few moon thoughts I have received include:

“Keep doing what you are doing, you are on the right path.”
“Take care of yourself.”
“Listen to yourself and you will be imbued with wild wisdom.”

herbal tea

3. Brew full moon tea: This is perfect if you cannot see the moon where you are, or if you must be inside. Brew a cup of relaxing herbal tea, and throughout the process, picture moonlight streaming through tiny unseen cracks in your building and charging your tea with the glow of peaceful power. Pour, steep, and sip the tea thoughtfully, as if you are drinking in moonlight. You are full of love.

The full moon is always a magical time, and the blue moon is extra special. Take time to celebrate in your own way, no matter how small, to carry this rare and sacred energy with you always.

Bewitch your wardrobe: Classic witchy style elements that always work like a charm!

Welcome back, witches! I hope everyone had a wonderful new moon / St. Patrick’s / weekend. I just wrapped up my birthday celebrations (it was the 16th, but I made it my birthday WEEK) and I’m here to share some of my favorite elements of classic witchy style. We’re all familiar with the stereotypical “witch” caricature and while not all of the associations that may come to mind are pretty (I’ll pass on the warts), there are several essential witchy style details that are enduringly timeless and can add a touch of magic to any ensemble.

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