Can you believe it? This is the end of January already. That happened really fast. We are going to talk about cord and knot magick today, which is actually an ancient method for performing magick, and I also wanted to talk about Imbolc. But first, lemme read an email:
Hello, and welcome! I’m so happy to have you. We have a lot going on this week, astrologically. Mercury stationed direct as of yesterday, we have the start of Aquarius season tomorrow, and we’ve got a new moon on Saturday. So let’s welcome all this fresh energy with open arms. I don’t have too much planned this weekend in the way of rituals, I do like to honor Hekate on the new moon each month. It’s sort of our thing, but I’m kind of taking a breather this weekend in terms of intention setting or any big new moon observances. I’m personally feeling called to pull back just a teensy bit, so I’ll be honoring that.
Hello and welcome, thank you ever so much for joining me today. How is the new year treating you so far? How is retrograde treating you? I have not had too many like, interpersonal issues but good god, the technical issues have been off the charts.
I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year and I hope your neighbor’s fireworks didn’t scare the hell out of your dogs; it can be so stressful for pets. Our neighbors, here’s the thing, we have so many law enforcement officers and firemen in our neighborhood, and these people set off so many confiscated fireworks at New Year’s Eve and on Independence Day. I swear to god, it’s like the goddamn battle of Bunker Hill around here. I have to say we’re very fortunate that Johnny doesn’t get spooked by fireworks. He’s far too invested in his own laziness to get worked up about anything that goes on in and around our neighborhood. Prioritize your peace, king. Love that for you.
Hello everyone, and happy New Year. This is the last episode of 2022, and the next time we speak, it’ll be 2023. I know that we did the New Year’s episode last week, and that’s because I always like to do holiday and sabbat episodes in advance of the actual day because in the event that there’s a ritual or a spell that we talk about that you might want to try, it just gives folks a little extra time to plan for it.
Hello everyone, and I hope your Yule was absolutely magickal and lovely. There were so many witches who responded to last week’s episode and so first of all, I have to thank Britta again for taking time to write and share so much information and especially for sharing the 13 wishes ritual last week. This tradition really struck a chord, and I’m just so not surprised, because I knew just by the way that it hit me, that it was going to really resonate with a lot of us.
Today we are going to talk about Yule which falls next Wednesday here in the Northern hemisphere, and which is always so much fun. We are also gonna have the new moon next Friday, so if you’re thinking about setting intentions for that, maybe start getting your ducks in a row. And we will also move into Capricorn season next Thursday, the 22nd. And if all of that wasn’t enough, Mercury will move into retrograde on Thursday as well, and it will carry us into the New Year.
Hello and how are you? How was your full moon in Gemini? I always feel like Gemini has such a playfulness, it’s very roguish, it’s light, it’s flirty. And I appreciate it, I welcome it; that’s the vibe I need right now. There’s always a lot of heaviness around the full moon, energetically it can be really overwhelming, very somber, but Gemini provides a really good balance to all that seriousness.
Hello, everyone and welcome to December. How are we feeling about this? Can we agree that this happened really fast? Like, somehow, once again I feel like I’m caught with my pants down even though I’ve had 11 months to get here, I feel like I was warped here from September. But enough excuses. Gotta get my game face on.
Happy American Thanksgiving, if you’re into it. I know it’s not for everyone, I understand that and I do respect it. And if you do observe this holiday, I hope you’re having a lovely time with your loved ones. There are a lot of things to dislike about the origins of this particular day, but the way I look at it, pagan sabbats have been appropriated by Christians for thousands of years and twisted into something they’re not. So I have no compunctions about doing the same thing to Thanksgiving.