First of all, hello everyone! It’s been a long hiatus (almost 3 months!) and I’m not promising to be 100% back just yet. I’ve had a lot going on – which is such a generic thing to say – but more specifically I am dealing with health issues, so self-care has become my #1 priority without exception. My #2 magickal priority is my own coven, and then the blog here is #3. Don’t expect super long posts, but I will try to stop by more often again.
This is a new idea, so who knows if it will stick, but throughout the month I’m always finding great witchy writing around the web that I collect with the hope that I’ll add the best parts of them to my grimoire. I thought it would be fun and maybe even helpful to post them here. If you have a favorite witchy post/blog/product to share, please feel free to post it in the comments.
~ September 2017 Magickal Link Roundup ~
“Autumn Leaf Spirit Sculpture” by Mujuworld – This beautiful little sculpture would be a great addition to Mabon altars, and the artists were bold enough to wish everyone a happy Mabon on the equinox. Any opportunity to support a fellow pagan artists is something I’m always for.
“Becoming Dangerous: A Book About Ritual and Resistance” by Katie West – The link here takes you to West’s Kickstarter campaign, which is for a book of personal essays on ritual by marginalized people. The reference to emoji spells makes me cringe a little, but this book is intriguing and is definitely worth a share.
“Crystal Horoscopes: Healing Gemstones for Virgo Season” on Astro Style – While Astro Style can be fluffy and has only started writing about witchcraft now that it’s popular, their posts can be helpful. This post is a good, basic overview of how to use peridot and moss agate during a Virgo cycle.
“How to Read Reversed Cards” on Kawaii Tarot – The image above is from this post, which is short and sweet. The post is helpful and easy to remember, plus it’s aesthetically pleasing (if you like cute stuff, which I do). Reversed readings are something I grapple with, and this post makes them a little less terrifying.
“How to Read Three-Card Lenormand Spreads” on Labyrinthos Academy – I’ve been using Lenormand more in my own personal divination, and Labyrinthos’ series of tutorials have been very helpful. They are also clearly about to release their own Lenormand deck that I will then immediately buy.
“Mabon Essential Oil Diffuser Blend” on The Witch of Lupine Hollow – In Florida the seasons never seems to change when they should (or for very long, or at all), so the way we mark the sabbats is with candles. The scents are only used during the sabbat season and then are retired until the next year. This post is short, but the scent mix sounds great and could probably be used in candles as well.
“A New Moon in Virgo Tarot Spread” on Labyrinthos Academy – I’m always looking for new tarot spreads for moon phases. This Virgo one could use a little adjusting (in my opinion), but it’s still helpful. It’s a four card spread, but card 1 and 2 could be read as a set without the other two. Personally, I really dig into cards, so I like smaller layouts.
“Poison Ivy Teachings” on Druid’s Garden – A great post from an awesome Druid blog, it specifically discusses poison ivy’s role in the wild regarding magick and protection. Definitely worth a read to anyone interested in herbalism and a must-read for green witches.
“Ritual to Demeter: Harvest the Fury” on Witchy Words – This ritual, which is posted in full, is angry and commanding. A lot of witchcraft right now is “love and light” and this ritual is darkness and rage. It’s powerful and absolutely belongs in your grimoire. While it’s about society in general it’s also about embracing the anger of loss, something that is often overlooked.
“Witchcraft & Weeds: Healing & Magickal Practices for Autumn” on Warts & Cunning Apothecary – This author can be a little flowery in their writing, but the resource itself is good for green witches or those interested in herbal magick. This article is fairly long, and I absolutely feel that there’s a lot to get out of it.
There you have it! My first link roundup post featuring ten resources that you may find helpful for you magickal doings. I enjoyed doing this roundup and hope you do find these resources useful, too.
Blessed be, friends!