When I was little my sister and I had handmade felt advent calendars.
Each day of December leading up to Christmas, my sister and I would awaken and rush to the living room to see what was tucked into the pockets of our calendars.
Sometimes it was gum, or nuts, or a small toy or charm.
No matter what we discovered, there was something really exciting about the mystery and surprise of it all.
According to the dictionary “Advent is the the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.”
In Christian traditions it is the the first season of the Christian church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays.
For me it is simply the magical countdown to the coming of a new calendar year.
Once again this year I am sharing a countdown calendar with you!
Each day includes a prompt for a magical practice to help you connect with simple daily practices that infuse some witchery into your day to day.
You can download your free calendar here
Then follow along with us over in the Facebook group as we collectively infuse this last month of the year with magic!
Speaking of calendars…
The Wise Woman Witchery 2023 Daily Planner has arrived!
This paperback tome, offers you pages for each day with spaces for plannings your schedule, your to do list, setting your intentions and making notes.
It also includes the lunar calendar for the year,
monthly pages for setting your lunar intentions,
a two page spread of the months calendar
and information on some of the cosmic and seasonal energies that are influencing each month, along with simple practices to keep the magic in your inner cauldron cooking throughout the year.
You can order yours here!
Here’s to making every day magic!
I have been enamored with the falling leaves. Where I live in northern California, some trees are bare, while others are slowly dropping their leaves and still others are working on their changing of colors.
The sounds of the leaves falling, the shift for many from bright vibrant shades of red and gold to yellow and brown, the fact that every tree is moving and transforming at its own pace are all reminders of the uniqueness of our own transformations and evolutions.
We do not all change and shed and grow together. Each of us has our own rhythm and pace.
Nature can be such a steady guide when we take the time to truly notice what she is telling us.
Where are you at in your own rhythm Wise Ones? Are you still exploring what you are ready to release, are you in progress or are you feeling the freedom (and vulnerability) of letting go?
Meditate in silence on what you might be ready to release, surrender, offer up.
Choose clothing items to represent these things.
You might consider the weight of fabric and the feel of it on your skin and correlate this with the emotional or mental weight the things are ready to let go of.
Dress yourself in these items and sit for 5-10 minutes in quiet feeling the sensation of all these items.
Slowly and intentionally remove each of the items, one at a time. Pausing for a moment to notice the shift in sensation as you take these off. Notice if there is an urge to hang on to one item or another.
When you have removed all the items you chose sit for another 5-10 minutes meditating on the experience of feeling lighter, more vulnerable.
Journal about this.
You might complete the ritual with a shower or bath to symbolize the cleansing and clearing this experience offered.
Holiday sales are ending!
The Priestess Path 13 moon, 12 month journey begins with a new Cohort in January.
When the registration officially opens at the end of the year the price will be increasing.
As a holiday special I am offering you the opportunity to sign up between now and Monday November 28th, at midnight at last years price point.
In addition when you sign up during this special early registration you will also receive the Priestess Path Book when we begin in January. This book is a printed copy of all the curriculum you receive digitally during the course.
Plus you get an additional month of the Diving Deeper Membership free!
This means you can join us for upcoming moon rituals, Winter Solstice and an astrology and seasonal plant class, all before the new year begins!
Learn more about this path and register here
This time of year I am always crafting up goodies for friends and family (and sometimes for myself too).
I have bundled together 4 of my mini classes (30 min or less with videos and handouts), covering the following,
Get this bundle before midnight Monday and you’ll be crafting up some magic for the holidays and all year round!
Seasonal Guidebook Bundle
If you have been following me for a while then you know about the celebration guidebooks I have been collaborating with Erin La Faive from Full Circle Herbals on.
Each Equinox and Solstice we have created guidebooks designed to help you celebrate the seasons through a series of reflections, altar creations, crafts, rituals, tarot spreads, divination practices and recipes.
For this holiday sale we are offering all four e-books (regularly $22 each), for $44.
Plus you get video recordings of seasonal rituals for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
This offer ends tomorrow at midnight CT.
Get Yours Now!
Friends, keep your eyes on your inbox. I’ll be sending you our magical countdown to the New Year calendar and I know you’ll want to print it out and follow along.
Between lengthening nights, cooler weather and the holidays season, we might find ourselves feeling the desire to craft a bit more.
Cozy time inside might lend itself to knitting or quilting or beading. It also might lead you down the road of Witch Crafting!
There are so many tools, potions and spells that you can craft up and this time of year is perfect for such things.
Plus some of these Witchy creations are great for gift giving!
The second of several flash sales this week, is the Witch Crafting class bundle.
Inside you will find 4 video classes of 30 min or less, handouts and a bonus potion printable.
On sale now for 50% off!
(Please note that if you are a Diving Deeper Member you already have access to these classes)
Did you get your Celebrating the Seasons Guidebook bundle yet?
You can still cash in on the 50% price until Monday the 28th.
Get all four guidebooks and four seasonal ritual replays HERE
Help me celebrate my birthday!
Join the Mamma Earth Gratitude movement and get some swag!
Every year on thanksgiving my husband and I trek out and pick up trash in our neighborhood.
This is a thank you to Mamma Earth and this year it is also one of the ways I am choosing to celebrate my birthday.
Celebrate with me!
Between now and Saturday the 26th, get outside and give the earth some love by picking up litter, then keep your eye on your mailbox for your Wise Woman Witchery Stickers!
Here’s how it works,
Our temps here have been dropping down to freezing the last few nights.
I love walking in these sparkly frost covered mornings, breathing the cold air while my body is warmed with layers of cozy clothes and movement.
What I don’t love is how dry my skin gets and how running the heater makes this issue even worse.
Simmer Pots to the Rescue!
These kitchen potions are perfect home magic for this time of year. They smell amazing and infuse magic into every corner of your residence.
A Simmer Pot is a Pot of Water that you bring to a boil then
turn down to a gentle simmer on your stove or create in your crockpot
Adding herbs, plants and fruits to the water creates a scented steam
that fills your house with a wondrous scent and when done with
intention,invites in the energy you desire into your home space.
Step One: Create an Intention
What is the purpose of your Simmer Pot?
Step Two: Choose correlating plants and herbs
Step Three: Add Water to your pot
Step Four: Add your herbs and plants
Be sure to speak your intention to the plants as you add them or state it clearly once the herbs are in the water
Step Five: bring to boil then turn down to a low simmer
(if using a slow cooker you can just turn it on)
Step Six: check the water every 30- 60 minutes (depending on the size of your pot and amount of water)
and add more water as needed.
You can use these same herbs for a full day and compost or bury them when the spell is complete.
A Few Combination Suggestions
For Love, Protection and Cleansing/Clearing
Apple, Orange, Lemon, Allspice, Cloves,Cinnamon Sticks
For Success and Money (or Love)
Orange, Cinnamon, Clove
Parsley and Lemon
For Clearing Protection and Clarity
Lemon, Rosemary and Vanilla
For Turning up your Psychic Powers (with a little protection added in)
Orange, Clove, Bay, Cinnamon
Lemon, Bay, Clove, Cinnamon
or Bay, Lemon, Lime, Cinnamon and Clove
Lemon, Lavender and Vanilla
Pine, Apples and Cinnamon
You can also create your own blends based on what plants and spices you feel most drawn to.
PS Did you sign up for Astrology Fundamentals yet?
You can register for both parts 1 and 2 here
Or if you prefer, you can register for just part 1 HERE
Our first session is December 4th at 1 pm PT.
Replays are available to all registrants
This is admittedly my favorite month of the year. As much as I adore the energy of October, November feels like a deeper sink into the Fall and the darkness.
(It is also my birthday month so I may be just a little biased)
Autumn feels like a powerful time of release. Surrendering to the transformation and change of the earth around us and shifting our own focus from the vibrancy and outward energy of Summer to our inner realms.
Each November I do a daily gratitude practice to countdown to my birthday. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you will see these daily gratitude posts in my stories.
Gratitude is its own sort of magic. When we practice gratitude it shifts the way we think, the way we view the world and the way we interact with it and with those around us.
Gratitude is an invitation to explore ALL the things that there are to be grateful for past the surface elements. For example, instead of just being grateful for the food in the fridge, I find myself thankful for the people who grew and picked it, for the truck drivers who got it to the market and the produce workers who stock the shelves. I discover the gratitude I feel not just for the food and those that brought it to me, but then for the money I have to purchase it and the work I have to earn the money and the people who are courageous enough to come to me to do the work we do together.
My own reflections over the years have been that gratitude makes me slow down, take inventory, notice the little things and really notice the layers of blessings in my life.
I invite you to join me in this practice and discover what it brings up for you.
For the last few years I have created AnnualLunar Calendars and shared them with you.
The latest one will be available in about a week and I will include a link for you to get yours delivered to your inbox as soon as they are ready!
You will also have an opportunity to join me for a moon magic class in December. Stay tuned.
Astrology classes are coming your way!
My Tarot Lady Christine Michele will be teaching Astrology classes for the Diving Deeper Membership Circle and we have decided to open these up as ala cart options for those of you who are not in the membership but would like to join in.
Astrology Fundamentals will be taught in 2 parts.
The first part will cover the Elements, Modes, Planets, and Signs.
The 2nd part will add onto this with the House System and the Aspects.
The first class is Sunday December 4th at 1 pm PT.
You can register for that class here!
If you prefer to sign up for both the first and second parts of this class together you will receive a 20% discount. You can register for both here.
(Part two will be on February 12th at 1 pm PT)
In addition to a live class you will also get an extensive PDF and the replay of the lecture.
(Remember if you are in Diving Deeper you are already enrolled in these classes as part of your membership).
For those of you curious about all that Diving Deeper offers you can register here and get these classes, moon rituals and so much more! (Cancel anytime)
Feeling grateful for all of you! Thank you for being a part of this community.
Emily Morrison MA, MFT