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Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday the 13th Magick

Today is Friday the 13th of August, 2010.  As a practicing Witch, Hoodoo Rootworker, and believer in magick, I wake up tingly and excited about this day.  I know that as there are possibly thousands of people who superstitious about this day, I for one am excited about the magick this day holds.

The number 13 is a sacred number in my world.  I resonate to it as the number of lunar cycles in the year, which corresponds to the Full Moon esbats me and my Circle hold every year.  It's the number of a powerful herb cleansing bath used in Hoodoo.  It used to be the time most girls started their period.

I began this day early. I rose at 4:00 a.m. to witness the Perseid Meteor shower and oh what a display!  As I softened my eyes I could see the sky lit up with meteors crisscrossing, zig zagging across the dark of the early morning.  And then whoosh, a huge meteor went right across the sky.  The stars were out, I could clearly see the Pleaides.  It was truly a magickal moment.

I went back to bed to grab a little more sleep, before getting ready for work.  I was excited to perform my daily prayer and meditation, where I often pull a tarot card.  Imagine my surprise when I drew:

I am attuned to the magick and surprise of this day and night!  Blessed Be!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Paring Beer with Ritual

Over at The Juggler - I'm following Laura LaVoie's blog, who is discussing pairing beer with Sabbats.  I've been enjoying her posts, especially because she's given me some different choices to mead and wine, since I'm not a big fan of either.  While I enjoy mead, sometimes its too sweet and sticky, and red wine has always given me a headache.

Well for this Lammas, Laura recommended Mothership Wit from New Belgium Brewery, which is brewed right here in my Colorado.  I like New Belgium for their Sunshine Wheat, but I had never heard of Mothership Wit.  I'd thought I'd try it on the name alone.

Happy to say, I found some without any problem and it was our libation for Lammas celebration:

I enjoyed the light and smooth taste of Mothership Wit and have now added it to our lists of favorite beers.  It was fun drinking beer for Lammas.  We celebrated the harvest with wheat beer, fresh produce from our garden and the local market, and flowers from my flower beds.

I'm looking forward to Laura's post for Mabon.

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Blessed Be

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Blessed Lammas

Today is August 1st.  The Wheel has turned and my emotions and body can sense the change in the air.  Summer's highs are coming to a close.  There is a solemn vibe in the air.  Tonight we will feast and share drink, perhaps make a fire and contemplate the goodness the summer has brought.  We will look forward to the upcoming fall and the cold days and nights that lie ahead.

That's my spiritual voice speaking. In truth I'm a warm weather girl.  I love the sunshine and the flowers.  I love being able to go outside without layers and no socks.  I feel lifted and lightened by early mornings spent watering my garden.  Oh how I love the sunny days!

The Summer has been a blast.  Fun, fun, fun (!) days spent at the Renn Faire.  The Moonlight Classic Bike ride with 3 to 4 thousand of my closest friends, and a private party at the Renn Faire, I shall never forget.  These are the summer highs I look forward to all year and now the Wheel has turned.  Am I feeling a bit sad?  Yes a wee bit.  The Witches Almanac used the word "bittersweet" to describe this day, and indeed that is a good word for my feelings.

Yet, I know the Wheel must turn.  One of the best things about being a practicing Witch is knowing and anticipating these cycles.  I know golden days of Fall are coming.  I know Samhain is coming, and I'm already planning my celebration.  I know sparkly, white, snowy days are coming.  I love looking and walking in the Colorado snow, just not driving in it so much anymore.

So today our Pagan community will pause and honor the seasons and the turn of The Wheel.

Blessed Be.

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