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Samhain/Ancestor Work

Hello and welcome! Today is Thursday, October 28. A little light housekeeping before we jump into the topic at hand. I have been talking about my plan to do a Q&A episode in November. The plan is to read listener questions and answer them on that episode. I’ve gotten a really great response so far, and I’m kind of excited to do an episode that is a really different format to what we usually do here, which is I pick a topic and just run my mouth about it for 20 minutes. 

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Baneful Magick

Hello and welcome! Today is Thursday, October 21. First and foremost, I want to get it out of the way because there are only a couple more weeks to get your questions in for the Thanksgiving Q&A episode. If you would like to submit a question specifically for that episode, please message me on my podcast platform Anchor, on Instagram @middleagedwitch, on Facebook again @middleagedwitch, or just send me a good old fashioned email at eli@middleagedwitch.com. I always respond directly to every message I receive, so if you have a question that you do NOT want me to share on that episode, please send it in anyway and just mention that it’s a private question and I will happily respond privately. I’ll include my contact info in the show notes as well.

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Protection Magick

Today is Thursday, October 14. The moon is waxing gibbous and will be full in Aries, moving into Taurus next Wednesday, the 20th. So there’s a week from yesterday to get those intentions in order. I hope everyone is well and enjoying Autumn weather, unless you’re in the southern hemisphere, in which case, I hope you’re enjoying the spring weather. 

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Spirits and Hauntings

Today is Thursday, October 7. Yesterday was the New Moon, so we are currently waxing crescent. I hope everyone managed to set their intentions and cast their spells, but even if you didn’t, there’s still plenty of New Moon magic in the air for the next day or so, so don’t despair. There’s still time if you have some big spellwork you’re hoping to enact in October. No need to wait until next month.

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Magickal Misconceptions

Welcome to the podcast! Today is Thursday, September 30. The moon is waning crescent and we will see the New Moon on October 6, so there’s plenty of time to get those new moon manifestations in order. I am beyond excited for October. It is Libra season, which is my season, we have Halloween coming up, followed immediately by Samhain on November 1. We will be putting all the Halloween decorations up this weekend, and we will also be putting together our ancestor altar. That’s something we like to keep up for the whole month leading up to Samhain and for the few days afterward.

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Herb Magick

Today is Thursday, September 23. The moon is waning gibbous, and I hope everyone’s full moon intentions are coming along nicely. It is also the first day of Libra season, which will end on October 22. Libra is ruled by air, so it’s always a good time for partnerships, communication, and justice. Libra is an initiator; so in general, this is a great time for starting something new, like a new creative project, or a new job opportunity, or a new relationship. EXCEPT that Mercury goes retrograde on Monday the 27th. 

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Autumn Equinox/Mabon

Today is Thursday, September 16, the moon is waxing gibbous, and at least here in Southern California, the weather is cooling ever so slightly. And, in about a week, we will be celebrating the Autumn Equinox here in the northern hemisphere. Now, because the mission statement of this podcast is practical witchcraft for everyday life, I thought we could talk a little bit about this festival and what it can mean in our lives as modern witches.

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Earth Magick

Today is Thursday, September 9. The moon is waxing crescent, and the next full moon will be on Monday, September 20. That’ll be the Harvest Moon, here in time to usher in the Autumn Equinox on the 22nd. So we’ve got a couple weeks to put together a really wonderful ritual to express gratitude for what we’ve harvested this year.

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Water Magick

Today is Thursday, September 2. The moon is waning crescent in Cancer. Monday, the 6th will be the New Moon, so  it’s time to maybe start thinking about the intentions we want to set at this time. I know that a lot of witches like to use the New Moon to set intentions for things they want to release, or things they want to banish, and I do that myself from time to time. 

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Fire Magick

Today is Thursday, August 26. The Moon is waning gibbous in Aries. We are cruising right through the month of August and heading for September and Taurus season. And although I do love autumn, I am really trying not to wish this month away. Part of my purpose for this podcast was to do some of my own shadow work, and one of my biggest faults, well, I say faults, but I don’t want to use negative language. One of the things I’m trying to do more of is to enjoy the moment, whatever that moment may be, whatever it may bring.