Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fall Equinox and Counting Down...

Hi there everyone, mundane and magickal alike:

Today is the first day in September and my what Fall weather were we met with here in Colorado. My husband and I woke up to a cloudy, cool and gloomy morning, that made me smile! To me it signaled the first signs that Fall is quickly approaching and Winter will soon be on its heels.

We made good work of our time today, and cleared the garden of plants and debris in preparation for the fall/winter dormancy period. Thanking the plants for their harvests through out the season, we removed diseased and older plants that had served their purpose.

I was able to gather some sage, thyme and mint and put together some herb bundles to dry this week for future use in rituals, incense and in my kitchen magic. It was very calming to sit at the kitchen table, with all my tools, herbs and materials needed, while staring out at the garden.

This month we celebrate the Fall Equinox, followed by Samhain. This is the beginning of my favorite time of year. I tend to rededicate myself to the Craft and becoming immersed in books, blogs, and meditations to help guide my next step. With the Fall Equinox, we celebrate the second of the Harvest festivals- altars are covered with signs of fall leaves, vines, berries and grapes; we start to see squashes, concord grapes, pumpkins and cranberries in the stores and farmers' markets locally.

This year I'm planning on spending more time celebrating and honoring the Sabbats through out the year. I've been making more time for me and it's really helping make a difference. I feel calmer and relaxing- ready to take on anything the Universe is going to throw at me!

I've added a countdown clock for Halloween (or Samhain)--- can't wait to put up the decorations around the house!!

Until next time....Blessed Be!

Mile High Witch aka Mrs. W

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Moon Blessings!

Hello again magical friends!!

It's been some time since I've posted, but what a time it has been. I've really been focusing on excelling at my new job, spending time with friends and family, and of course spending time with my husband and dogs.

We've spent the summer putting all our energy into our backyard garden, and my the harvests we've seen already!! Everything has been great and we're already planning to expand and re-do the garden plot based on what we've learned this summer.

I'm re-dedicating myself to my magical studies again, as I seem to get really into then burn out fairly quickly. I think I've always tried to 'learn too much' all at once. So right now, I'm focusing on the basics again and really mastering the fundamentals. I'm working on spending time studying a little bit everyday, as it's important to me to spend time daily doing something that I enjoy.....not just helping the hubs with his interests.... need to take time for me too, and that gets forgotten it all the crazy that can be the mundane world....

This is a short post today....but with it being the New Moon, I'm going to make it a point to post every few weeks at the least...maybe every week. I hope this New Moon brings new blessings to you and yours and that the Elements and the Gods and Goddesses bless every day as you walk through life...

Blessed be!!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring is in the Air....

Hi there Witchy World....

The blizzard is over and the sun finally started to peek out today! We got close to a foot of snow in about 48 hours, so it was a lazy weekend. It seems there are some rogue flakes falling right now, but the sun is still shining! I love when it does that...

I ordered some books that I've had my eye on recently and cannot wait to get them!

My husband and I are avid growers of vegetables, fruits, and herbs and sat down the other night to plan our outdoor garden. Typically, we grow indoors, as Colorado has a short growing season, but this year we are really going all out with our outdoor plot. We started a large amount of seeds, so that by the time the chance of frost is over, our little guys are ready to go into the fresh earth.

Spring transitioning into Summer is absolutely my favorite time of year, and I can feel the excitement growing each day the further in the Spring we get...

I hope this finds all of you well and looking forward to the coming season....

Blessed Be!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

More than a year....

Well, I find myself posting again after more than a year of being 'distracted' if you will. I don't feel bad about it, as it felt necessary. Sometimes, you just have to live life and deal with it before you can reach the place where you have some time to yourself again.

I've learned more about myself and my relationships with various people over the last year and feel that it will benefit me in the long run. It's time to refocus and regroup. It's the perfect time of year, Ostara or Spring Equinox, the time of new beginnings. Spring is just ramping up and soon seeds will be sprouting and the world around us will be coming to life.

I can't think of a better time than now to get back into 'me'.....

Mrs. W