When I look in the mirror, I expect to see a black eye.
Nick Drake sings, who knows what a face is for? (Dead man, it is for connecting the world within to the world without.)
When I look in the mirror, I expect to see physical manifestations of the intensity I’m feeling during this eclipse season.
THE CHANGE! it beats away at all that is old, dried, dead, dying, ready to flake off and away as growth and expansion happen.
Change is come to take us away, take us apart, take us up, take us down.
Courage, Merry, Courage for our friends!
It is big. It is scary. It demands much from us.
It is what we make it.
WHAT ARE WE MAKING?
We are making magic.
Play is essential to my understanding and practice of magic.
Playing with our experiences and expectations is key if we wish to survive the change that is upon us, whether or not we’re ready.
Play strengthens the heart, enriches the mind, and exercises the imagination.
Play expands our understanding of what is possible.
Play encourages compassion.
It’s been three years since my initiatory sickness started. I feel ready to begin playing like this, with magic, with all of you, once again.
AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, on Friday July 27 we are headed for a big ole eclipse along the Leo/Aquarius meridian, calling into question our relationship with sovereignty and the limitations we carry.
Under this eclipsing full moon, I want to perform a Crucible of Courage spell.
REAL QUICK ASTRO-BABBLE:
Leo, Sun-ruled, is obviously represented by the royal Lion. Aquarius, Saturn/Uranus-ruled, is represented by a person carrying a container of water.
So, during a time of tension in which we are caught between the energy of sovereignty and the energy of containment/transcendence, called to upgrade our relationships with these energies and ourselves, we could each use some courage.
Crucible of Courage is a formula intended to “reinforce your own ability to deal with difficult people or situations.” (s: Lucky Mojo)
I’M HERE FOR IT
Throw yourself into the cauldron of ritual magic that unfolds possibility in your very real life!
Throw your hat into the sacred ring of connection, upliftment, and flow!
It’s a candle circle spell!
WOW THANKS wait what
For this Crucible of Courage spell:
I’ll be setting up a circle of carved and dressed candles around a central master candle — on an altar of David-Bowie-blessed integrity.
The candles will be set atop natal chart petition papers*, so you’ll need to provide your birth info – date, place, and time if you have it – to participate in this spell.
*your natal chart, printed out, inscribed with intention, and dressed with magical powder and/or oil.
Under the Leo/Aquarius lunar eclipse on July 27, with the aid of some helping spirits, I’ll set these lights and pull cards, watch for signs, and record my observations.
The next day, I’ll mail out packets of the candle’s remains for you to dispose of. I’ll include any messages that came through for you during ritual.
You’ll also get, via email, instructions on how to dispose of the candle’s remains as well as suggestion for something you can do each day to keep yourself grounded in the power and integrity of intention.
RITUAL BREAK DOWN
Crucible of Courage
to reinforce our abilities to deal with difficult situations and people.
to increase our connection to helpful allies of spirit and flesh.
to strengthen healthy boundaries for our heart, body, mind, work, and pleasure.
to have courage for change.
POPCULTURE HELPING SPIRITS (a selection)
The (Cowardly) Lion
13 total with 10 spots currently available.
$85 payable via PayPal email@example.com OR Venmo @PaigeZaferiou
*INCLUDE BIRTH INFO (date/city/time if you know it), NAME, and CONTACT EMAIL*
your Contact Email
your Full Name
your Mailing Address
your Birth Info: date, city, and time of birth if you know it.
carved, dressed, and blessed candle set for you
snail mail packet with candle remains and divinatory message(s)
disposal instructions and continuing practice suggestion
Comment below or message me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I LOVE YOU.
Blessings on all of us during this tumultuous time of opportunity and upgrade.