Up to now I’ve put rather more give attention to studying as a lot as I can about my craft than on precise observe. Yesterday it lastly felt like the precise time for me to place extra effort into intentional practices. I’ve carried out moon rituals and and have carried out a number of very fundamental spells up to now however basically I’ve been holding again, leaning extra on my curiosity about witchcraft and looking for a path that fits me, reasonably than permitting who I’m to find out my path. I assume yesterday all of that modified as a result of I out of the blue felt compelled to only go for it!
Yesterday I wakened feeling very related to the cycle of the earth. I used to be feeling hyper conscious and determined to set some Equinox intentions.
I had a busy day yesterday, so I burned some palo santo within the morning earlier than preparing and devoted my day to appreciating the earth, life cycles, and to the religious connotations of the equinox (as I perceive them). I spent the remainder of the day reflecting on the previous 12 months, contemplating all that I’ve carried out and the way a lot I’ve grown. I took psychological word of my harvest. I’m not a farmer so as a substitute I took a glance inside myself, counting private progress, achievements, and fond reminiscences because the “fruits” of my labor.
Right this moment, I had much more free time so I decluttered a bit after which went out to gather some trimmings from my yard. I used these to create a form of wreath. I used to be having bother weaving it collectively as a result of I didn’t have a hoop so as a substitute I used a glass chip & dip bowl and organized my trimmings into the outer ring (Juniper, Purple Leaf Sand Cherry, and two several types of maple). I leveled the middle “dip” bowl with salt to stage it and positioned a pink candle on prime. [I snapped some pictures of the wreath for anyone interested.](https://imgur.com/gallery/7UrEl)
I even have a small ritual deliberate for this night. I intend to jot down the entire blessings and gratitudes from the previous 12 months onto items of paper, which I’m planning to fold up and preserve in a dish as a reminder of this years “harvest” as we transfer into winter.
I simply wished to share as a result of I’m actually enthusiastic about it. I’ve felt like my life and spirituality have been on maintain as a result of the previous few years has been full of battle, but additionally with progress.
I believe I used to be holding off on training as a result of I used to be depressed for lots of years, and whereas studying about witchcraft has been a pleasant distraction, I actually wanted to do quite a lot of therapeutic earlier than I could possibly be in a spot to observe with actual intent. I’m simply actually comfortable to be in a greater headspace now. I needed to put in work to lastly deal with psychological sickness and get the assistance I wanted.
Now I can clearly see who I’m and the place I’m going, and it’s very a lot in alignment with what I’ve all the time wished for myself. In fact, there may be all the time extra room to develop, however I’m feeling prepared for the upcoming interval of darkness and dying, able to shake off my useless leaves and make room for rebirth.
I might love to listen to from anybody celebrating the Autumnal Equinox. What did you do or what do you intend to do to have a good time? If anybody one has any feedback or constructive criticism that is perhaps useful to a younger witch I might be open to that as properly.
Thanks for studying and comfortable harvest to all!