I am a Scorpio rising and I have Scorpio in my Mercury so whilst I’m not an actual Scorpio-I do share some traits
What people don’t realize about the archetype of Scorpio is that it’s a very sensitive and vulnerable sign. Like Cancerians with the tough outer shell but soft centre, Scorpios (scorpions) protect their softness inside their exoskeleton as armour and their famous sting is their sword. How they use this power is what we’re discussing here.
So lets look at the Secrets of Scorpio
There are actually 4 types of Scorpios-they’re basically like pokemon-evolving by shedding their karma and maturing.
Represented by the life-death cycle, Scorpios have more karma to let go of than any other sign-hence why when they nip-they cling to emotions and find it hard to let go and that is their greatest life lesson- to surrender and let go with love.
Pisces is a sign of dreams, misdirection, illusion and forgetfulness. If you think of the sign of Pisces-it is a symbol of two fish swimming in opposite directions- I once knew someone with Pisces Sun and Gemini moon- this person was no picnic-absolute confusion, constantly changing their mind, it was like living with a washing machine.
Pisces also represents unconditional love, gentleness, deep emotions and connecting to the other realms/subconscious mind.
Before our current age of Aquarius, ancient civilizations were in the age of Pisces-hence why there is a cloak of intrigue and mysticism attached to ancient history, many things from thousands of years ago are lost to us, or half discovered-hence it was known as the age of forgetfulness.
Part two of this lengthy article is now published! I may consider a part three to explore other voices and identities within LGBTQA, Black community and men who consider themselves witches or wizards Part one and two mainly focussed on the women I know from around the world who practice a form of witch craft. It is these beautiful friends that made these articles exist, their voices brought my writing to life but I’d love to expand, I am even considering creating a podcast. It has been liked 41 times and shared 16 times on Rebelle Society Facebook already!
I am now writing a new script for a meditation and a poetry book collection to be published.
My next large article will explore the Priestess Path so stay tuned for that.
Here is a recent altar I have created- this is a peak into my heart. It was my time with the Be Woman Project and my teacher Sharada who encouraged me to follow my heart and be true to myself. It is the trainings with the Be Woman Project that helped me know my magic again. I’ve been creating altars since I was about 13, I’d use trinkets and natural objects with photos to decorate on a shelf in my room and I’ve been creating altars ever since.
I have a sweet memory of my mum coming to me with a small black bowl and said “My little water fountain has broke so I had to throw it away, thought you might want to use the bowl as a cauldron?”
Even though she didn’t understand what I was doing because we are from a Roman Catholic family. She still gave me that bowl as her way of telling me she accepts that part of me ( to some degree).
My spirituality is very grounded and earthy. Everything you see on the table are simply symbolic of memories and happy thoughts. It is my little place of refuge, my temple. When times are rough, I just sit by an altar and I’m reminded of my self worth, loved ones, sacred beauty, my travels, my dreams and much more.
I do not “worship” all these things. They are representations of what already resides in me and out in the world. As above so below. Continue reading →
It is the Aquarius full moon in the season of Leo. This is an interesting mix for sure. Especially for my partner who is an Aquarius with a Leo moon. Things will feel topsy turvy for him in relation to matters of the heart. Leo rules the heart anyway (Leo Lionheart!) and the moon governs our emotions. Needless to say my partner at this time will struggle with flipping from emotion to thought, emotion to thought. For Leo tends to be extroverted feeling and Aquarius, whilst expressive and a bit of an eccentric, has introverted thought processess and they tend to overthink like a computer with a million tabs open.
But he has his moon in Leo, so deep down he’s a cuddly lion (I’m super lucky about this, I’m his Queen and I get the best hugs). As his best friend says “Some people wear their heart on their sleeve, Craig wears his all over his body.”- ACCURATE.
Heavenly forecast: Month of Leo with Aquarius Moon Craig: Aquarius sun, Leo Moon
AQUARIUS FULL MOON IN THE MONTH OF LEO The Sun entered it’s home sign of Leo on August 1st, bringing with it a fresh and optimistic, gregarious outlook. Today the Full Moon occurs in the opposite sign of Aquarius, a colder more aloof placement. We may feel a strong push-pull energy this Full Moon, for Leo and Aquarius are opposite axis (Like Libra/Aries for example). Axis points are important to understand as they represent opposing energies that also compliment each other. Leo and Aquarius are very different, yet they contain seeds of the other. Much like a yin and yang symbol.
Leo energy is connected to the Sun, so it’s warm, Aquarius is connected to Saturn & Uranus so it’s more cold and distant. Leo is all about self and being the leader, whereas Aquarius is all about the collective, the world and humanity.
The Leo/Aquarius axis is all about the Individual and the Collective, the Self and the Whole, The Personal Ego and Humanity, the Inner work and the Outer work.
This Full Moon, we must ask ourselves – how can we balance the needs and desires of the collective, of humanity and balance it with our own individual wants and desires? How can we do both our inner personal work, and outer collective work at the same time? Continue reading →
“I am my mother’s savage daughter, the one who runs barefoot cursing sharp stones. My mother’s child dances in darkness, And sings heathen songs by the light of the moon, And watches the stars and renames the planets, And dreams she can reach them with a song and a broom.” ~ Pagan folk song
What do you think when you hear the word Witch?
Witchcraft, being viewed with suspicion and even hostility for hundreds of years, has gained a surge in interest recently, and has become magically woven into a mainstream phenomenon.
Interestingly, the original meaning of Witch means Wise, and comes from the old Anglo-Germanic word Wicca, pronounced Wiche (feminine) or Wicha (masculine), which developed out of Ingvaeonic (also known as North Sea Germanic). Continue reading →
The reason why this is late is because, I have been writing articles for wellness sites and creating new content for this blog. Before I talk more about this Capricorn moon, you may ask why I call myself a hedgewitch? Simple: The word “witch” means “wise” and a hedgewitch was once a woman who lived on the fringe of society/village- basically over the hedge. The wise women usually had a solitary existence but people came to them for spiritual guidance, herbal remedies and more, she was known to straddle between worlds-that of “normal society” and over the hedge “other realms”. Hedgwitches usually don’t follow a “religion” (or orders), they are free spirits of witchery. Just like any passion you are dedicated to can be a form of “yoga”, anyone “wise” in their subject area: It’s “witchery”.
The Capricorn full Moon:
Capricorn is associated with the planet Saturn, named after the Roman God of the same name (Greek version: Cronos). Interestingly Saturn is also associated with the biblical concept of Lucifer and the symbolism of falling from grace, temptation and desires. And this is because Saturn is the God of Karma and time. Saturn tests us and will push us to our limits. Saturn represents authority, discipline, hard work, labour and commitment. It’s also about guilt, resistance and delay. These are all attributes that a lot of Capricorns struggle with- they are usually very smartly dressed (usually like wearing business suits), very intelligent and intellectual, disciplined and believe in the realistic law and order of things. But Capricorns are also very emotional too, once pushed over their limit of duty and order they cry silent tears and can become real grumpy goats (A lot of Capricorns can struggle to unchain their primal side to let it frolic in the wild for a bit). Continue reading →
“Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves; just as in the experiment, we need oxygen and a candle to help. The oxygen could be the breath of the person you love and the candle could be any kind of hobby, food, caress, word or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of your matches. For a moment we are dazzled by an intense emotion and a warmth grows within us.
Each person needs time to discover what will set off those explosions in order to live, since the combustion that occurs when one of them is ignited is what nourishes the heart and soul. That fire, in short, is food for the soul. Continue reading →
Here’s the thing about the shadow self. Many people misunderstand it as representing the ugly part of ourselves but it isn’t. It is usually the part of ourselves we have repressed or become dormant. It is the mirror image of things already brought to light. Continue reading →