Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Full Moon Ritual

As a part of my 101 Goals in 1001 Days, as well as something I've wanted to do for a while now, I wanted to include a lunar ritual of some sort.  I showed in a previous post a few of the votive candles I made for the full moon rituals.  I really had no idea what I would do for them, just that I felt they were necessary.

At first I thought I'd just do tea and tarot with my sister.  While we did do both of those things, I wanted to do more.  Which is funny because my family and I went to Earth Lore, our somewhat local metaphysical store.  There I bought the votive holder you see pictured, as the only one I had was a more firey dragon votive holder.  Not really lunar inspired.  While we were there I also perused the books and saw four Ellen Dugan books that I didn't have.  One was for teens so I wasn't feeling it.  Another was for love magic.  Not my scene either.  The other two were an herbal book (she is a garden witch) and a daily magic book.  I chose the latter since I didn't have anything like that.

Wouldn't you know that along with ways to include magic in your life daily, the last chapter is on the Full Moon and days of the week?  Serendipity much?  

So it was a Tuesday this full moon.  Tuesday is Mars and all about courage and drive.  So I included some Mars energy to aid in my April Full Moon ritual.  It was to aid the seeds and bulbs we have in their growth.  I included origami flowers for sympathetic magic and burned a cut out snowflake to help banish the winter weather.  Goodness knows we need all the help we can get.

So what do you all do for the Full Moon?
The book I bought, by the way, is Book of Witchery by Ellen Dugan

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hogwarts House Pride

I have been a huge fan of Harry Potter since third grade and our student teacher read us Chamber of Secrets.  I joined Pottermore last autumn and was sorted into Gryffindor.  I've taken test before and gotten either Gryffindor or Slytherin, but was certain I would get the latter.  My sister (a quirky Ravenclaw, go figure) said it was fitting though.  Later when we were geeking about it, I said I would fight anyone who wouldn't allow us to eat at the same table.  Gryffindor, indeed.

Another interesting tidbit?  I am the only Gryffindor in my family.  My elder sister is Ravenclaw, my mom had a choice between Slytherin and Hufflepuff (she chose Hufflepuff), and my eldest sister and her husband are both Slytherins.  I have no idea how that happened.  Also, SHAME on the movie franchise for getting Ravenclaw's colors wrong.  I wanted to buy matching house color scarves for everybody next Christmas, but the name brand ones are blue and silver.  Silver is Slytherin people, bronze is Ravenclaw.  Sheesh,

Anywho, Angie over at Lariats and Lavender did a Polyvore post of her Hufflepuff pride outfit.  I'm doing the same only different.
Gryffindor Glamor

This would be me on a normal day.  Jeans and a t-shirt with awesome gold lion jewelry.  I actually think I own a fedora like this one.  Comfortable yet stylish.

Gryffindor Glamor

This would be me on a truly Griffindor day, all confidence and glamour.  I surprise myself with my enjoyment of tighter fitting dresses.  In this outfit I would find just the right shade of red lipstick, something I have yet to master.  I would also have to be able to walk properly in heels. :/  

Gryffindor Pride!!!