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Building Relationship with North, Earth, and Your Ancestors

January 20, 2022 8:36 pm Published by
the north and element of earth the ritual deck

On the sacred wheel, the North encompasses the realm of earth, winter, death, rebirth, and your ancestors. The North is the still and sacred portal where we’re allowed to break down and shed to rebuild for a new cycle. It is the seat of deep wisdom where the ancestral knowledge from all of those who’ve come before you resides. The North encompasses endings, new beginnings, and the space in between.   I’ve been wanting to dedicate a post to each of the four elements and decided that honoring them through the cardinal directions on our seasonal wheel throughout the year would... Continue Reading

Understanding the 4 Elements & Using them to Shift Your Energy

November 18, 2021 10:01 pm Published by
The Ritual Deck oracle cards showing the four elements in their cardinal directions

The four elements, earth, air, fire, and water, are physical materials and energies that comprise the world around us. If you don’t already work with the four elements in your practice, you’ve likely heard of them because they’re rather tricky to avoid as so many spiritual practices refer to them in some way. There are countless ways to deepen your relationship with the four elements and bring them into your practice. In this post, you’ll learn a bit about the history of the four elements, common correspondences for them, how to work with them physically and energetically, calling them in... Continue Reading

Connecting With the Archetype of Death for Samhain

October 21, 2021 9:46 pm Published by

Samhain ushers in the third and final harvest and shifts us into the darker half of the year. Samhain is situated in between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. This season is our annual invitation to explore and honor not only the need for death and decay but acceptance of death and decay. As we embark on the season of the dead, the crone, and returning to the cauldron to be transformed, we’re faced with the fact that no person, animal, or plant can depart from the inevitability of the death and rebirth cycle. We see the flow of this... Continue Reading

The Second Harvest // Honoring the Autumn Equinox with Apples

September 21, 2021 10:45 pm Published by

We started our triplicity of harvests with Lughnasadh, and the harvest season continues with the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn Equinox is our sacred portal into the darker half of the year. The amount of sunlight and night we experience will be in equilibrium for a moment before darkness begins to rule each day and call us more deeply inward. In this share, we’ll discuss the layered energies of the Autumn Equinox, a few ways to tune into and honor its energy, and some sacred correspondences, specifically apples. I’d also like to discuss the name Mabon often associated with this season.  Listen... Continue Reading

How to Dress a Candle for Spellwork

August 11, 2021 11:08 pm Published by

Candles are included in spellwork, and there’s a reason why. Fire magic is powerful — it can help transform energy, focus your desires, send intentions into the universe, burn away what you want to release, and more. Candles are powerful on their own, but dressing a candle for spellwork can help amplify and intensify your spell. In this blog post, I’ll be breaking down how to dress a candle for spellwork. To get more of an intro to candle magick, check out this blog post. WHY DRESS A CANDLE FOR SPELLWORK? Dressing a candle spellwork can mean rubbing a candle... Continue Reading