The Witching Hour by Silver RavenWolf- REVIEW

A compendium for the modern day witch which includes spells, powders, and formulas for a variety of needs, wants, and wishes. What is unique about this book compared to other grimoires is that it contains plenty of information on how to prepare yourself for magic. This is the most important part of spellwork which Ms. RavenWolf makes obvious in this book as she spends a great deal of time providing tips on how to do this. Many tips on how to energetically prepare yourself are included such as breathing, posture, and visualization techniques. All of these methods will greatly enhance your magical practices along with choosing the right ingredients and tools which comprises most of the book. Step by step instructions on how much powder, oil, and herbs should be used makes this book extremely useful whether you are a beginner or more advanced witch. Where and when to perform magic, how and where to store your items is also included making this book a magical textbook. Incorporating the elements and planets into spells is also discussed along with fluid condensers which was unique and compelling and should be incorporated into magical practices more often. There is a plethora of information contained within this book that is a must read for anyone who uses magic. No review can do this book justice as you need to pick it up right now and watch your magical practices greatly improve. The Witching Hour begins when you get your hands on this handy dandy grimoire.

Circe- The Witch in You #octoberoracle

Circe is fascinating mythology. Deemed a minor Goddess of magic, she is also known as a nymph, sorceress and enchantress who resides on the island of Aeaea – a mythical place mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey.

She was the daughter of Helius, the god of the Sun and Perse, an Oceanid – one of thousands of daughters of the seas, also known as mermaids and sirens. She is said to be the mother of the Minotaur and to turn her enemies into animals of they cross her and to be extremely knowledgeable of herbs and toxins.

It is claimed in Homer’s Odyssey, that Odysseus was on his travels to Ithaca,when he landed upon Aeaea and discovered Circe living in a mansion within a clearing that was protected by lions and wolves. The guests were welcomed by these creatures and Circe, offered them to sit at a feast as she worked at her loom. Unbeknown of Odysseus’s crew, she had laced part of the meal and they were all turned into pigs with a wave of her wand as they gorged themselves on her offerings. Eurylochus, who was suspicious of Circe from the get go, stayed out of the feasting and warned Odysseus and the others who had remained on the ship. Odysseus wanted to rescue his men but was warned by Hermes (Mercury) to use a special herb to thwart her powers, or she would render his ‘manhood’ useless. He followed Hermes advice, freed his men, then remained by Circe’s side for one year, drinking, eating and manhooding. After this year, he was released and able to return to his land of Ithaca.

The asteroid Circe in your natal chart can indicate where you have the ability to bewitch others, it is how and where you experience magical events in your life, it also indicates how you seek non-traditional answers to your most burning questions.

For example; I have Circe in Aquarius in my 9th House

This is all about breaking through limiting beliefs, cultural and social norms and expectations as you bring to life new ways of thinking, new forms of learning, expansion and awareness. The magic is in your original interpretation of reality. You use that magic to teach others, to pave new roads.

I can definitely see how my originality, uniqueness, and overall mystical vibe is some real potent magic. I’ve always found being misunderstood difficult, however it is actually me weaving spells, and enchanting others, who have only excluded me, because of my threatening sorcery!

Check to see where Circe is in your natal chart, and unleash your inner witch!

Stay tuned, I will be doing some blog posts on Hekate & Medea, the other 2 asteroid witches!

If you would like to join in on my October Oracle, please use the hashtag #octoberoracle.

Practical Magic #octoberoracle

 

Practical Magic has to be one of my favourite Witchy movies, for its domestic magic, tight knit family, great acting, and most importantly the stunning Victorian home that was built for the film (on an ancient Indian Burial Ground, and later torn down).I think a witch’s lair is just as important as her cauldron and broomstick, as this is the energy field she will be working directly with. If home is where the heart is, than for witches, home is where the magic is.

What I love most about this story is that all the Owens ever wanted was to find true love. After casting what seemed like an innocent love spell, actually came true in the most unexpected package. Isn’t that what magic is all about anyways? Intention with surprising results? As Sally Owens says at the end of the film

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”

The Owens arriving at their Aunts’ Victorian home

The kitchen, where some of the Owen’s sisters most delicious magic was cooked up!

The Conservatory

Conservatory/Potions Room

Tea time in the garden