My inner rebel is on a rampage! I'm having one of those weeks where I have been fighting myself on everything. I am vacillating between being a toddler having a temper tantrum and an unruly AF teenager. This is usually an indication that either I am not having enough fun in my life, or I am burnt out. Or perhaps both. (Not to mention that big and powerful Full Moon energy that has been building).
So yesterday I played with this a bit. I watched a movie instead of cleaning my house. I painted my nails with grey and glitter even though I know they will be chipped by the end of today and I put on makeup and had a dance party in my living room. Then I purposefully didn't respond to emails , left the dishes in the sink and made sure to howl at that full moon.
I feel a little less rebellious today, (although the black eyeliner is still whispering to me from my bathroom drawer.) But I am left with the reminder that all work and no play makes Emily a very cranky girl, and that hitting pause on a few things does not mean that the world will crumble. I share this with you, as I'm pretty certain each of you has had your own moment of rebelliousness at some point and likely will again. Consider this your PSA, get the music bumpin and let that wild woman have a little freedom!
This morning I woke to my alarm cat (5 am every day!) and let him outside. A little later, after tea and toast I went to let him back in. But instead of letting him in and starting the laundry, I grabbed a spell bundle from a ritual we did in my women's circle a few weeks back along with clippers, a lighter and a mini cauldron. Then I went out into the very windy morning and stood in my pjs and slippers under the glow of the full moon. I burned my spell to release it, I harvested some white sage and then stood beneath the massive moon to the west with dawn beginning to leak into the sky in the east, and felt the wind and listened to the air in the branches and the wind chimes.
That moment was purely magical and awoke a different kind of energy in me, part rebellious, part priestess, all wild. The one who wants to put her naked feet on the earth and allow that howling wind to tangle her hair and carry her voice to the corners of the world. The wise woman that shrugs off the mundane responsibilities to meld with the powerful elementals, bathing in the smoke from the fire of a lunar cast spell, harvesting garden herbs and listening to a story unfolding all around echoing through the setting moon and rising sun.
I know you have these moments too.
I know between moments of working your muggle job, cleaning, and cooking, shopping, child and/or pet tending and socializing, you have moments where your inner priestess awakens and for a moment or maybe an hour, you feel transformed, standing powerfully in the world, connected to the elements, connected to Source and connected fully to yourself.
My intention here at Wise Women Witchery is to help all of us connect to that part of ourselves more often, and more powerfully.
Registration for the Priestess Path is open. This 13 moon, 12 month journey is an experiential invitation to delve more deeply into foundational magical practices and deepen your connection to Source through accessing and listening to your own inner wisdom.
You can read more Here. We begin March 8th, 2020
Working with the Lunar CycleAs we move into the Waning phase of this moon cycle, I encourage you to consider what it is you would like to let go of and shed as we move closer to the start of Spring. What is no longer serving you Wise Woman? Write it down, maybe choose a natural item to represent this and find a place on your altar to let this sit during this waning phase. Then just before the dark moon, release this, burn it, bury it, give it to the water. In whatever way feels right to you, let this go, so that you can cross the threshold into spring feeling lighter and ready to grow.
New Podcast! Full Snow Moon in Leo!
Last night was the Full Moon for this month and it was pretty spectacular! This moon was the inspiration for this weeks The Witch Next Door podcast. Where my friend Veronica and I talk a little science and a little moon magic! Take a listen. And be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode. Next week we are talking divination!
Emily Morrison MA, MFT