What if I told you that you could create extraordinary magick in your veggie patch? You see, I apply the principles of moon gardening to my magickal practice, as well. Over the past two decades, I have intertwined my magical and mundane lives and there is no separation between them. This is intentional living. This is the witches way.
This New Moon will not support rigidity. Life is not rigid. We see this through the timing of the tides - with loose predictability, never fully reliable. This post offers a poetic meditation on the upcoming New Moon, on July 12th - 13th.
Coordinated by Kathrin Henneberger, member of the environmental justice group Ende Gelände, over 6,000 protesters were separated into groups in order to cover the most ground. One group rushed the coal mines, another camped out on rail tracks leading to a coal-fired power station, blocking trains from entering or leaving the area. Several of these demonstrators were detained by The Aachen Police force.
Have we collectively forgotten that seeking asylum in this country has long been a basic right? Are we simply too distracted by our own reflection to care? People seeking refuge being treated so shamelessly, detailed illegally, and turned a blind eye to collectively is a sad and inhumane retelling of history. One that is now happening now in droves within the occupied continent of the United States. It will continue, unless the public decides to take it upon themselves - ourselves - to enact change.
Contained here is a brief resource guide on what to do during this time.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to lawmakers at a recent House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.” Coates eloquently rebutted against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for stating a day earlier for speaking against reparations, with reason being that no one currently living is responsible. Coates’ speech reflected the inequalities created by slavery persist today, including in the form of economic and health disparities.
The plants have more to teach us besides what they are good for superficially. We need to stop looking at the earth in terms of profit. We need to stop looking at plants in terms of just how they benefit us. By ignoring the indigenous people who had connections with specific plants, we are doing a disservice to the plants as well.
What does it mean to explore our ancestral wisdom through the five senses? This is an important opportunity and responsibility to understand ourselves with a clearer view, a more critical and empathic heart, and a willingness to face a life of probable challenge as those who came before us have.
During this inward season and particularly before this October New Moon, we have the opportunity to be revealed to ourselves in sharp definition. What do you see through your reflection? What has existed for too long, and what parts of you require more care? Now is the time to inquire and explore with courage.
Many of us take our mouths and teeth for granted, either forgetting or lacking awareness of the relationship between oral heath and the body. It's simple to maintain oral hygiene, as long as a few simple guidelines are followed.