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Hello Witches, have you heard? We are being called to rise, again.

Where we have been silenced, we are now being asked to speak.

Where we were hidden, we are now called to step forward and share.

Where we have been broken, we are now called to heal.

It is time to write, to speak, to craft, to heal your heart and assist others.

This urge in you to live magically, to open to the moon, to feel the earth, to converse with the cosmos is as sure as source itself.

Do not hide or suppress your magic.

Allow your shyness to evaporate by holding passion for this work.

Your voice is needed. As I remember, you remember.

And so it is.

 

It is time to revamp, to keep what works and build new rituals, spells and techniques for this new era. In order to continue to do this let’s go over some traditions that are deeply meaningful. Please add what you love about this ancient art in the comments below. Now, let’s not waste one more minute and explore a few meaningful clichés about witches that we should keep, or at the very least understand.

The Colour Black

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Many witches associate themselves with the colour black. In these times where we worship the Sun, the masculine, black can seem deceptive, evil and emotionally dark or damaged. Clearly this is not the true reason why witches have worn black, they are not associated with evil. Black symbolizes the ability to travel in other realms; to journey. It represents the un-manifested divine mass of potential that rests behind everyone.  The dark un-manifested world is the playground of witches, shamans, healers and intuitives. In fact, we must move through our darkness, or shadow, to harness the power to access this energy consciously, but it must not be confused as being a shadow itself. Black reminds us that we are infinite that we will die and that we will be re-born, it is our tie to the spirit world, it is the void. To wear black is an honour, a symbol of releasing to the highest connection possible; the capacity to travel even if we have no idea what will come forward. It is the power to surrender into the unknown and be changed by it.

 

The Moon
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The moon can be a witches greatest teacher and companion. Her phases mirror the cycle of manifestation and remind us how to create our reality. We have stored many secrets in the moon, time after time, life after life. It has, in many ways become our northern star, a body that will help us access our own nature no matter where or who we are. Look to the moon to connect you deeper with your intuition and sensitivity.

Cat, Owl, Raven Totems

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You may find yourself connecting with these animals, they may have chosen you before you chose them. They, of course, know a Witch when they see one. Cat’s teach us how to be psychic, their wisdom did not go to waste in Egypt where esoteric temples were built to absorb their teachings. The raven and owl fly into the higher realms bringing wisdom and higher perspective. Owl finds herself thriving in the inky darkness of the night while Raven becomes the night. Like you these animals answer to the moon and find themselves in the unknown.

Pointy Cone Hat.

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This hat is not just an attractive Halloween accessory, no. It represents the funnelling of higher wisdom through the crown chakra into our consciousness; not unlike how pyramids accelerate energy on earth. Witches were intelligent enough to be like: “Yeah, I’m going to just put a pyramid on my head, and that takes care of that.”  There are a few theories as to why witches are depicted wearing this hat and this is what I choose to believe.

Altars
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Altars were the first vision board! Altars are our way of focussing energy and intention to create specific results in our lives. Witches mirror patterns in nature while adding personal symbolic items to connect deeply with their own magic and higher self. Witches understood that mind, body, emotion and spirit were needed to all come together in unison and altars were the perfect way to allow that to happen in a simple, present and personal way.

Thank You for stopping by! What are your witchy habits?

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Happiest Happy Full Moon eclipse in Pieces comming up Friday. I thought I would share what I will be doing by my Creek, on a Rock. Thanks Ariel Angel I was thinking of maybe using selenite & Tanzanite as the selenite is created by running water it would be great to create a crystal grid and just holding space for all water to be held sacred, cleansed and healed. I will probably just call in the 4 directions and elements and create sacred space and then maybe do some light language. Who knows where it will lead me. lol Would… Read more »

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I love this, Lynette. Didn’t know this about Selenite. Hope you’re on your rock in the creek as I write this and do your magick!

Lynette
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This is so great, I’m so excited. I was a witch before it was even cool. I’m a hereditary, green, solitary which. This is amazing because as my comment above reflects, I decided to come out of the broom closet just yesterday on fb. This was my post above, with a cool picture of course. I thought it’s just time! Witch craft is as spiritual as you can get….so I went light and got a great response. I would add I always ware my hat, (I have many) to me it helps me raise energy. It swirls up and out… Read more »

Natalie Alexandra Ross
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Yay! Congrats on coming out of the broom closet. I know it can be so scary and exhilarating. How is it going for you now? Notice any shifts?!

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Enaira

It has been a few weeks now that I am getting to know magic and witchcraft a lil bit better, and it feels like I always knew what it was. Last month I began to really work with the moon phases, see how they affect me. And also work with my own phases (menstrual cycle) and see how each phase affects me aswell. I just began few days ago some heavy shadow work, and I feel like I’m becoming more more connected to my intuition and other realms/beings. well I am rambling but just wanted to share my “discovery” of… Read more »

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Minou

Gigi, this was beautiful!! Thank you. I am cleansing my crystal in salt water and moonlight right now. I loved your Instagram post earlier and I’ve really connected to it. I feel peaceful and cleansed. The beautiful moon is shining straight into my window as I’m sitting on my bed. I’ve meditated and felt the moonlight feed my cells. My energy soaked up the moon’s energy. Was supposed to go to my first full moon ritual, but it I was prevented by a string of things. It’s fine, as I am honoring the Goddess/ divine feminine by myself and enjoying… Read more »

Natalie Alexandra Ross
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Yes… Witches Come Out To PLAYYYY!!!! In my earliest memory of seeing myself in a mirror, I looked myself up and down and said so clearly and confidently in my head and heart, “Yep, I’m a witch. I came through to this side allllll right!” That memory has stuck with me and of course, I’ve always known I am a witch. Only in the last couple of years have I been able to transition into being a full-time witch, and it’s awesome! As for witchy habits: 1. I noticed as a kid that I always got what I wanted, whether… Read more »

Andre
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I’ve recently learned how powerful FIRE can be in working with the spirit realm. Whether using a candle flame, or the smoldering tip of an incense or sage, any type of “burn” creates an open portal between this realm and the higher realms. It’s been multiple occasions now that I’ve experienced having a new spirit visit me during meditation, simply because of the fact that I had a candle or incense lit. They see the flame as an open doorway, which allows them to connect with this realm more easily. Just to quell any fears though, you don’t have to… Read more »

Amber
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Amber

How does one know they are a witch or not?

Lily Alice
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Lily Alice

I’m struggle at times with fear as I have worked through religious conditioning and stories I know now to not be true. As a child I loved poetry books with fairies and mystical creatures. In my pre-teens I was fascinated with ghostly supernatural themes. I would dream of flying a lot. At 11 I tried to astral travel. In my early teens I collected crystals and delved into astrology. Then due to trauma I have only recently begun to embrace my spirit and others. Through one of your earlier videos I learnt I am claircognizant. I cried because it described… Read more »

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Margaret Jane

I see that many of you are relatively new to the Path of the Craft. The trip itself is a wonderful adventure…Hope you never get all the way there.
Being a Witch has opened all my senses, made me very happy, it has helped me define clearly
what I stand for and what I don’t, or won’t, stand for.
Let others know who you are…Many are looking for your wisdom.

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Abby

I realized I am a witch almost 2 years ago now .. and all of a sudden everything made sense .. i didnt even know how lost & confused I was until I figured this out! My family, my friends, my experiences, my personality, my life, my world .. all suddenly made beautiful perfect sense. .. ohhhh yeahhhhh I’m a witch!! How could I forget that!! I didn’t really forget though .. I used to play witches with my sister and my cousins when we were younger but we weren’t playing .. it was real man! ???????? I remember making… Read more »

kai
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I am fascinated with this phrase
“Do not hide or suppress your magic.”
I believe many of us have done this, some for years.
Should we not be cautious with whom we share and show this kind knowledge?