It’s been raining and they are stuck to car windows and lawns and sidewalks and porches and even my boots.
Reds, and golds and oranges and yellows, migrating from branch to earth.
November is my favorite month of the year.
Aside from it being my birthday month, it also feels like a gateway into the darkness.
This is the month when I get to really be in the night.
I go to bed early. And because of that I am not out and about in the night very often.
My relationship with the darkness is primarily an early morning affair.
Yet now as the days become shorter and shorter and the blanket of night casts itself across the bed of my corner of earth much earlier, I get to tuck myself in under its edges.
And I dream.
This year November has a little less charm, with loss looming and the weight of grief lurking about the edges.
But still the rhythm of the shortening days and falling leaves bring s with it the comfort and familiarity of this time.
As darkness deepens I feel rest and vision calling.
In this space I speak to the darkness and listen for the messages it echoes back.
What do you hear in the darkness?
What visions are coming to light for you?
We are just over a month away from the longest night and the beginning of Winter.
This year I am inviting you to join me in tending to our sacred selves in a Winter Circle.
We will come together for the Winter Solstice in ritual with the Diving Deeper community as a way to kick off the season, celebrate the longest night and mark the turning of the Wheel.
Following this ritual, we gather for 6 sessions, held on Fridays at 4pm PT for an hour and half, through the Winter months.
Each session will offer a magical activity and exploration, with opportunity to connect and share with your Circle mates,
There will be two themes cradling us through this time and these sessions.
The first three will focus on deep rest and the second three will focus on self love.
We will bookend our time together with a Spring Equinox ritual.
Registration for this gathering will open on Friday November 24th.
Keep your eye on your inbox for the link.
If you want access to early registration reply to this email (if you have already told me you are interested in joining you are already on the early registration list)
The benefit of registering early is to reserve your space as there are a limited number of spots available to facilitate deeper trust and connection.
Did you take advantage of the 40% off sale happening over in the Cauldron school?
This sale is happening through November 30th at 11:55 pm.
Register for any of the courses and use code NOV40 at checkout.
(this code is not valid for memberships or subscriptions)
Moon Magic and December Advent
If you’ve been in the community for awhile then you know by now that for the last few years I have crafted up a downloadable moon phase calendar for you all.
This year is no different.
It will be coming to your inbox very soon, so keep an eye out for it.
I have also created an advent calendar for the month of December to help us stay connected to our magic and ourselves during this often busy time.
I’ll be sending this to all of you as well. Then if you want to follow along in the community, be sure to join us in the Facebook group for daily reminders.
2024 is coming soon! Be sure to grab your planner if you haven’t already and make everyday a little more magical.
It includes monthly astrological insights and suggestions for witchery, a lunar calendar and monthly lunar cycle manifestation template plus correspondences for the planets and the days of the week.
Each page holds two days so you have plenty of room for tracking your schedule and making notes and you will find a two page monthly calendar for each month to help you see the overview of your plans.
These make great gifts too!
Order yours today
Emily Morrison MA, MFT