Sigil Work

Been working on sigils for about a week now and let me say it ain’t easy. It actually requires you to have an imagination and think outside the box when making the designs. I have already created one and it’s actually working. I need to be more specific in the future as the “wish” I made wasn’t dead one and while I’m getting results they’re half ass. But, you get what you ask the Universe and if your wishy-washy then you get wishy-washy. Below are a few of pictures of one a made a few days ago.

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I purchased a lighter to burn my sigils to “release” them and let the magic do its thing.

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My creative process

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Ta da! The finished sigil!

Even though there are other ways of making a sigil, I don’t believe there are hard and fast rules to the whole creation process. I am sure most have read Practical Sigil Magic by Frater U.D. and maybe some other texts and it’s actually fun. I enjoy putting my magical mind to use and seeing my will fulfilled. Now, the “forgetting” part of the ritual is proving difficult as everything I’m doing is considered urgent and therefore I’m stressing over it. But, I have to let it go and trust the Universe will provide what I need when I need it. The best way for me is to create fun sigils in between my “major” ones. It also gives me opportunity to get better with my imagination and creative process.

Until next time…blessed be.

Dark Moon Desires: The Magic of Late Autumn

Holistic Wordsmith

(published on Rebelle Society)

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A few weeks ago we celebrated the autumn equinox, the time of the year when the night and day are exactly equal in length.

Now, with the moon barely new above us, a mere glimmer of light in the darkness, we find ourselves fully in a season of deepening, darkened nights. It’s a time for turning inward, of quieting down from long summer days with appointment planners and to-do lists that stretch for miles.

Where I live, in the San Francisco Bay, this is the time of pumpkin spice lattes for some and pumpkin chia smoothies for others, carrot cake (possibly gluten free), newly-planted kale in the ground and reddening leaves on the trees, chilly nights and warm afternoons finally free of fog.

I may be a summer baby, born in June, but cozy-sweater-and-hot-cocoa autumn has always been my favorite season.

At the same time, fall…

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HOW TO MAKE A MAGICAL SIGIL

Dorado Magazine

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We could all use a little magic in our lives, especially during these dark days of autumn. In this post I’ll describe one simple (and fun!) way to do a magical working that can help make a wish come true.

If fulfilling your wish will not overtax the universe, you can sometimes bring about such a “deliberate coincidence” by an act of will. Some believe that magic derives its power from the principle that every compelling thought or desire creates a corresponding, semi-sentient energy form on the astral plane. This astral energy form, a form of your will, can then manifest on the material plane.

As aids to manifestation, sigils are “glyph[s] of desire stylized so as not to immediately suggest the desire.”*

Sigil magic is composed of 3 steps:

1. Making the sigil
2. Charging the sigil
3. Forgetting the sigil

STEP 1: MAKING THE SIGIL — THE WORD…

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A little magic will do

Attribution: Hoyabird8 at English Wikipedia

Homemade chicken soup

I’m just coming out of a lingering cold which turned into laryngitis and then became bronchitis. I’ve been trying to nurse myself back to health sans OTC drugs and use some good old fashioned healing foods and kitchen witchery. I made chicken soup with a whole new perspective. I picked the best chicken (organic is best, but hormone-free will work), used the best herbs (dried or fresh, again organic is best, but use what you have in a pinch!) and the best vegetables. As I prepared it, I thought of how I wanted myself to be better and feel as I did before the cold. Each cut of the meat and vegetables, the sprinkling of herbs and spices, infused with healing thoughts. My guy got into it once I became too dizzy to stand. He was tasting and adjusting, even putting some cayenne pepper in saying it helps with healing and adds energy. I couldn’t have been more sappy in my appreciation. Hot tea with lemon and honey helps with the sore throat and clearing up any chest congestion. Orange juice and fruit juice increases vitamin C and keeps blood sugars balanced to help the body fight off infection. I’m even taking a good chelated mineral supplement to help build my immune system. Note that NONE of this matters if you’re doing it and DO NOT believe it’s going to work. Meditation, prayer, affirmation, whatever you want to call it, it helps in aiding the healing. It’s taking some time for me to get back to right, but I BELIEVE it’s going to work.

Make way for the New

Image I quote a passage from Ephesians 4:22-24 (New International Version): 22 “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

I’m no bible thumper (Well, not anymore, obviously!). But, it’s still full of knowledge and wisdom that transcends religion and can provide a healthy lesson here and there. I was looking for quotes about shedding the old ways (outdated beliefs, bad relations, etc.) looking on to experiencing new things and embracing new ways. That got me thinking of what I had to recently do in order to move on past a bad family situation. I was estranged from my family for over three years because of my choice to embrace my new life as a pagan and that my loving partner (I’ll call him G) was not accepted by my family. Someone managed to find me online and reached out. I figured that cooler heads will prevail and I re-established contact. Two weeks later, my aunt passed away. I was grateful the Holy Divine gave me opportunity to speak with her and tell her I love her before she departed this world. My aunt was the only link I had to the rest of my family. I found out recently that she was very sick (spinal stenosis) and that she passed quietly in her sleep. I’m also grateful that she crossed over painlessly. I’m shedding the last of the old me. The connection has been severed. That chapter in my life is finished. Scared as I am, I’m embracing the new and accepting the truth: my family has no place in my new life and I have no place in theirs. I wish them the best and ask the Holy Divine to guide and bless them. That’s all I can really do.

I performed a detachment spell last night. I visualized myself in a meadow with a flowing stream and in my hand was a piece of paper. For each family member I detached myself from, it would burn up and the ashes would fall into the stream and float away. Then a new piece of paper would appear and I perform the spell again. This happened 6 times. I saw myself wipe my tears and fling them into the stream, carrying away my sorrow. Then I took off my clothing and flung into the stream, carrying away my guilt, the heavy burden of maintaining something that was no longer meant to be. Finally, I turned my back and walked away, naked and free.

I now feel a sense of ease. I’m no longer burdened by it anymore. I encourage everyone to pray, meditate, light a candle, cast a circle, commune with your god and/or goddess. Whatever you need to bring out the stream of consciousness that lives within. I will close with another good quote from the bible: 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 (Contemporary English Version):

11 “When we were children, we thought and reasoned as children do. But when we grew up, we quit our childish ways. 12 Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later we will see him face to face. We don’t know everything, but then we will, just as God completely understands us. 13 For now there are faith, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love.”