First and foremost, blessed equinox, everyone! The skies are very busy right now, today Persephone heads back to the Underworld for a few months, tomorrow begins Libra season, it’s my time to shine, and then this Sunday is the new moon, and of course, Mercury is still in retrograde for about another week and a half. Just raising all kinds of hell. So let’s check in. How are we all feeling? It’s a lot going on. But you know what, there’s always a lot going on. It’s fine.
Cooking with Magick
Hello, witches! Thank you to everyone who sent congratulations on the anniversary of our podcast last week. I can’t say how much it means to me. I really can’t. I’m really excited that I’m getting to connect with so many people on the forums on the website, middleagedwitch.com. There are some really cool witches hanging out there, so I hope you’ll join the discussion. And I’m looking forward to this next year, beginning of course with Virgo season coming next Tuesday, the 23rd. We are already on the backside of Leo season, if you can believe it. And I hope everyone’s full moon intentions went well. All I really tried to pour out into the universe was gratitude. And of course I made some moon water. But back to business!
Amulets and Charms
Hello, everyone! Welcome to the first episode of August. I hope everyone had a great Lughnasadh, I hope everyone’s New Moon in Leo intentions are percolating and manifesting and I know we are all going to see some great things heading our way. Leo season is so special to me for reasons I’ve reiterated a million times here. I am married to a Leo, both my daughters are Leos, this podcast is a Leo. Leo is such an auspicious, optimistic, can-do sign, and I just love the feeling of possibility that it always brings with it.
Happy Leo season, witches! I thought we’d never make it! That last week of Cancer season had me very nervous, there were a lot of big emotions. But here we are in Leo season, it’s a New Moon tonight and it’s all good. Today we are going to spend some time talking about Lughnasadh, or Lammas, which is the first of the three pagan harvest festivals, and which takes place this Monday.
Q&A with Eli
Hello, everybody, and thank you so much for joining me today. We have just enjoyed the full moon a couple days ago and I’ve got my moon water ready to go for the solstice on Tuesday. I’m going to be celebrating in a larger way over this weekend with food, some friends, and a fire. The solstice proper falls on a work night for me and I actually have a meeting that evening, I am so annoyed. When there’s a sabbat, I usually just take the day off. But it is what it is, and I’ll be celebrating early.
Q&A with Eli
Happy American Thanksgiving, or happy Thursday, if you don’t observe that particular holiday. Today is NOT actually Thursday, because I am recording this ahead of time. And to be fair, you may never listen to these episodes on Thursdays. Such is the nature of recorded episodes. You can listen to them whenever and in whichever order you please.
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.
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.