In the Wild Wood

Eclectic practitioner. Hard polytheist. Animist. Queer, genderfluid. 23. Dedicate to Cernunnos and the Moon. Devotee to Artio. Tarot reader. Empath.

This is a secondary blog, so any following back will be done from burntumbra!
~ Sunday, September 21 ~
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kingofwands:

THE RESPLENDENT ONE. [Staedtler ink pens, copic markers, Sharpie - 18 hours]

Golden Sun, Resplendent One
You are my Lantern, my Guide
my Light through hard times

I beg You, please
forever be my Compass in Life —
the expanse is deep & dark
until Your morning gaze
leaves its lasting mark

Finally finished! 18 hours of straight devotional work, and I’m incredibly pleased with the results. I feel refreshed and ready to take on the next difficult week, despite recent hard times. I know Ami-sama is watching over me, and that makes all the difference.

amaaaaazing ~


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lol apparently the equinox is on the 23rd….I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I THOUGHT IT WAS ON THE 20TH (yesterday). I was wondering why no one was posting stuff.

Oh well, Saturday was the best day for me to celebrate anyway, per the pictures I put up last night.


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~ Saturday, September 20 ~
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Crappy cell phone photos of my Autumn Equinox dinner!

I’ve been pagan for like 13 years now, and the vast majority of my holidays have been celebrated alone. I always felt kind of lonely even when I set up fairly elaborate plans, so this year I decided to include my roommate (left) and boyfriend (right) in on my Autumn Equinox feast.

Roommate is a Christian and Boyfriend is agnostic/bordering atheist, but we are all very open minded and respectful of each other’s views. In fact, we often have very interesting and calm conversations about theology. Before we ate, Roommate said a prayer of thanksgiving to his God, and I said a prayer to the Earth Mother. Boyfriend respectfully went along and then we toasted to the farmers who had raised our food. Most of the ingredients were bought at the farmer’s market this morning, so this bounty even came from nearby!

In sharing my celebration with people who are basically family to me (Boyfriend and I have been dating for over a year/living together for a year and Roommate and I have lived together for over 2 years), I found the sense of celebration I’d been missing in previous years. It was short but fun, and I’ll definitely be doing it again!

The Menu:

  • Stuffed roasted pumpkin
  • Roasted carrots
  • Swiss chard salad with apple, homemade croutons, and sesame oil dressing
  • Beer <3

Happy Equinox everyone!

EDIT: THE EQUINOX IS ON THE 23RD IDK WHY I THOUGHT OTHERWISE. But Saturday was the best day to celebrate anyway so oh well.

Tags: autumn equinox fall equinox mabon interfaith celebration
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pomegranateandivy:

swampseer:

mossofthewoodsjewelry:

Moss of the Woods Emergency Raffle Fundraiser!

Apologies, but once again I’m making a post about this. I am currently running an emergency raffle of my jewelry in order to replace my camera.

While it may seem frivolous, I need a camera in order to add new items to my shop. Without the ability to update my store, it is only a short matter of time before I am no longer able to make sales, and thus, no longer able to feed myself or buy groceries. My Etsy is my primary income.

I’m asking for just five dollars from less than a hundred of my followers. My goal is 550 dollars (the goal needs to be a little high to compensate for fees taken by Gofundme), but even at the $300-$400 range I can start looking at used and second hand options.

I will be drawing five names for the raffle. This means you have, at a minimum, a 1 in 15 chance of winning if you donate at this point, and those odds will likely go up.

Winners will have a choice of any pendant out of my shop, or a custom piece of their choice. In addition, all backers will receive a hand written thank you card, with naturey goodies unless otherwise requested.

I am accepting payment both through Gofundme, or through the Paypal link on my blog if you prefer.

Lastly, all backers who include their Tumblr url will be given a shoutout at the end of the campaign.

If you’re unable to donate, I would be extremely grateful if you could reblog this. Thank you all again, so much.

Spread this like wildfire!!

Seriously, they’re stuff is lovely, if you’ve got five buck to spare, go check it out

Help a handmade creator out! We are the best support all of us have for these things.


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~ Friday, September 19 ~
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Anonymous said: I'm super new to anything like this... Is there any way to know what your strongest type of magic is? Like tarot reading or some sort of chakra or meditation to find out?

wicca-craft:

I am so sorry but I’m new to all of this as well and I honestly couldn’t give you an answer without possibly lying to you! Hopefully one of my followers has an answer for you? :D

Experiment with things until you find what you are most interested and drawn to! For example, if you are already a pretty good cook, you may be good at kitchen witchcraft.

You will still have to work hard to be strong at things. Sometimes people have an innate “knack” for one thing or another, but not always. Magic is a skill and it all depends on what you put into it regardless of “natural talent.” Paraphrased from Bob Ross, talent is just a willingness to devote time and energy to something.

I’m sure you could use a Tarot reading to ask this sort of question, but I would advise against it. Trust yourself, look inside—a guided meditation for meeting your ‘inner self’ or something might be good for this, there are lots on youtube—and don’t be afraid to pursue what you find interesting. If you don’t know enough to know what’s interesting, look around! Do some research :)


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energyemerald:

hello witchcraft tag I am a beginner with a question

I’m a teenager living with my parents and I’m trying to set up an altar without it being super suspicious. I’ve got it on a shelf right now so it just kind of looks like an arrangement of pretty things I happened to have, but I was wondering what kinds of things I could use for the elements.

I’ve got lots of pretty crystals for earth, and water could just be a small thing of water. but what about air and fire? I have a few candles for fire, I just probably shouldn’t light them, but I’ve read everywhere that air is usually incense? I definitely can’t get away with anything that makes a smell.

Feathers are a good representation for air :)! Plus, then it looks like they’re just more random pretty things on your shelf. For water you could also use seashells instead of a cup of water, too, in case your parents wonder what it’s for/why it’s there. Or keep the water and put flowers in it!


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~ Thursday, September 18 ~
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shelbywildswitch:

Deity Identification Spread aka “Who are You?” Spread
Domain- This is what they typically have domain over. Usually, this is part of their title: “Goddess of Beauty,” “God of War.”
Lesser Domain- This is a lesser domain they control. It can play into their title, or it may just be a domain that is not part of their title.
Association/Symbols- These are what are typically considered associations or symbols of that deity. For example, Zues is typically associated with lightning.
Traits/Charactistics- This card is traits or characteristics the deity is typically thought of as having. For example, Hera is typically considered to be very jealous.
Lesser Traits- This card depicts a lesser trait the deity may have. This may be one that is not typically described in mythology or considered as common knowledge.
The Deity- This card represents the deity over all.
This spread can also be used to help identify spirits, however it would be harder, in my opinion, to confirm this. With well known deities, there are myths and storied that this spread could be compared against. This spread can also be used to help provide direction for which deity may be a good start for them.
This spread needs some testing so let me know if you do and how it works for you!
Please don’t forget to source!
This spread is for hellboundwitch's dailyspreads contest!

shelbywildswitch:

Deity Identification Spread aka “Who are You?” Spread

  1. Domain- This is what they typically have domain over. Usually, this is part of their title: “Goddess of Beauty,” “God of War.”
  2. Lesser Domain- This is a lesser domain they control. It can play into their title, or it may just be a domain that is not part of their title.
  3. Association/Symbols- These are what are typically considered associations or symbols of that deity. For example, Zues is typically associated with lightning.
  4. Traits/Charactistics- This card is traits or characteristics the deity is typically thought of as having. For example, Hera is typically considered to be very jealous.
  5. Lesser Traits- This card depicts a lesser trait the deity may have. This may be one that is not typically described in mythology or considered as common knowledge.
  6. The Deity- This card represents the deity over all.

This spread can also be used to help identify spirits, however it would be harder, in my opinion, to confirm this. With well known deities, there are myths and storied that this spread could be compared against.
This spread can also be used to help provide direction for which deity may be a good start for them.

This spread needs some testing so let me know if you do and how it works for you!

Please don’t forget to source!

This spread is for hellboundwitch's dailyspreads contest!

(Source: shelby-melissa)

Tags: tarot tarot spread tarot spreads deity identification
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~ Wednesday, September 17 ~
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I was so busy preparing for SPX last weekend, and still recovering from the same, that I haven’t planned anything at all for the autumn equinox. At this point I am following my own personal calendar when it comes to holidays, and I do want to include the equinox.

The question is, how exactly do I want to celebrate? The season is definitely changing where I live; the first of the wonderful fall weather has arrived, and there are pumpkins and winter squashes in the grocery stores. Local apples should be appearing soon, instead of ones from Washington state or Pennsylvania (PA is of course, very close, but Maryland has apples as well :P). 

HMMM, maybe boyfriend and I can go pick apples! I was doing finances earlier this week and joking about how I will be “rich” this Friday after payday, and he asked if that meant I was taking him on a date. Maybe I can combine the two, lol.

I wonder if there are any festivals going on. Time to do research.

ETA: I immediately remembered the renn faire is on right now, but we both just spent so much money at SPX, and were around so many people…maybe something quieter. maybe not a festival.


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Mabon on a budget

absenthium:

Suggestions please!!!

Dollar store decorations! Seriously, they have everything you could ever want. Fake flowers in fall colors, fake leaves, candles (of many colors), fall-themed candle holders, dishes, cups, placemats, tons of stuff you could decorate an altar with or serve a harvest feast on!


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