January 28, 2013

Patron God & Goddess.....Who Call To You?

Over the last little while I have been ask thit question many times, so I decided to answer it.

First, I don't have one Goddess or God that I follow more than any other but I do have a few that I am overwhelmingly drawn too.

As fare as Goddess that I'm drawn too - Quan Yin - Diana - Bast - Bridgid have more than made themselves known to me and on more than one occasion.

As for the Gods I'm Drawn to - Pan - Mercury - Ganesha have stolen my heart.

I'm drawn to these particular Gods and Goddesses because at one time or another they have all made themselves known to me. either in a dream or in the case of Quan Yin I was quite literally seeing her everywhere from online to a cute little statue at the mall.

I have ask for my patron God and Goddess be revealed to me a few times and every time those I have listed above have come to me in the days after my request. So for now I keep all them in my heart and honor them in the ways they deserve.

So who is your God and/or Goddess?                          

January 26, 2013

Blessed Full Wolf Moon

This is just a quick post to tell all of you to have a Blessed Full Moon and weekend.
It's cloudy here tonight, but I wanted to share a pic of my view of the Moon in all o her beauty.

January 24, 2013

Mini Facelift

As you can see I have given my blog a tiny face lift  nothing drastic just a new banner, and I added headers to the sidebar. I have also given the Cauldron's FB page a face lift too, so please check it out.

Love, Light, and Blessings

January 22, 2013

So Excited!!!!

Why am I "So Excited"? Well remember in this post from 1/06/13; I said I wanted to be able to do more rituals outside, well it's not much but I have created a small ritual space w/outdoor cauldron. I am very happy and excited about it and wanted to share it with you. (on a side note, Yes I know the date stamp is off. I hope to figure out how to change it one day LOL)

This is the entire space it is roughly 6 foot by 6 foot in the center it my outdoor cauldron,
 it's covered in this pic to protect it from rain.

Here is the center with the cauldron uncovered and yes that is ashes I have already used It.

As I said it's not much, but it's mine and it feels right to me, this is a major step for me and I have ask the Goddess to help me with this step. If I can ask, how do you deal with being a witch/pagan in the open?

January 16, 2013

Staying On Track...

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We are 16 days into the New Year and the "New Year, New Me" challenge, and so far things are mostly on track. I have been working really hard on keeping my personal as well as spiritual goals that I set for myself.

Steps I am taking towards achieving my personal goals. 

1. I have been doing a lot of Spring cleaning and organizing of my entire house.
2. I have been going to bed earlier and staying up all day.
3. I have been doing some sort of exercise everyday.

Steps I am taking towards achieving my spiritual goals. 

1. I have crafted a few new tools, not because I "had" to have them, but because I feel connected to my deities while I'm crafting.
2. I have been spending time with my tarot and oracle cards, shuffling then and letting their energy and my energy get in sync.
3. As mentioned in this post, I completely redid and moved my altar.

I have other more personal goals that I am also working on such as dealing with and letting go of the pain from my childhood, but I am struggling with this one. I don't know if I will ever be able to totally let it go or better yet it won't let me go, but I will keep trying.

Ok this is my update, I hope your Woden's Day is going nicely and I hope you are achieving your goals.

January 13, 2013

Prayer In Paganism - Yes, No, Maybe?

I am a Pagan/Witch and I pray/talk to the Goddess/God daily, I have never thought this to be strange or wrong, but today a friend posted a prayer request and was worried that her asking for a prayer would be wrong or out of place on a Pagan page.

So I got to thinking do other Pagan/Witches Pray? 

I do not find it strange or wrong to pray/speak with the Goddess/God on a daily basis to ask for their guidance to help accomplish whatever I have on my plate for the day, I also ask for their help in keeping my family safe and healthy. I love communicating with my Goddess/God, in fact I believe if we don't communicate with our chosen deity on a regular basis, then we can't presume to have a good relationship with them.

Of course this prayer/communication can not be one sided, you can't expect for you deity to answer your prayer/request without giving something in return. That something could be a simple offering or it can be elaborate if you choose, just remember to leave an offering for whatever deity you are praying to.  

Now my question for you is do you pray? Why/Why not? I would love to hear your opinions on this all comments are welcome.

January 11, 2013

Fealing Crafty?

I was so I decided to do a project I have been putting off one one reason or another; Making wands. I have made 2 of them one regular and one is my kitchen wand.

The first is made from card board, a wooden dowel, hot glue, paints, a clear quartz, and a marble. The second is made from a wooden spoon, ribbon, and paint.

This is before I painted but after I had made my design and handle with the hot glue, 
and before I did anything to the spoon. 

This is after the first coat of paint on both wands.

This is the finished wands, they are for my personal use and I am in love with them!

 Do you make your Magickal tools or do you buy them?

January 10, 2013

My Goals For 2013

"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." - Scott Read
My Personal Goal

I am starting with is "being a healthier me" I say starting with, but I actually started this goal over a year ago when I was diagnosed with diabetes. In that time I have gone from 257lbs to 182lbs and I am maintaining a healthy blood sugar. My continuing goal is to lose about 40 more pounds or 4 pant sizes, to help me do this I will be making myself stick to my diet and recommended carb intake and exercising/working out 3 to 4 days a week. I am not setting a definite time frame to meet this goal because maintaining my health/diabetes is an everyday process, I do hope to me down a few sizes by the Summer Solstice.

 "Life is a journey not a destination." - St. Therese of Liseaux

My Spiritual Goal

I have come a long way on my spiritual path, but I still have a long way to go, my first goal to achieve will be to learn do more with my Tarot and Oracle cards. I was doing a reading for myself daily to help me not only learn the individual cards but to infuse my energy with the energy of the cards. Needless to say over the past year I have had to concentrate on other things, but now I am ready to concentrate on divination again.

 "Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines." - Brian Tracy

January 9, 2013

New Altar Set Up

After watching a video my the amazing WhiteEye Lights about her new altar set up, I was inspired to move and downsize my altar area and make it simpler.

This is what it did look like before I decided to change it.

This Altar was on top of my dresser in my bedroom, which was ok but did not work to well as a working altar. So I took a cue from WhiteEye Lights and decided to put it where I can sit in front of it. I moved it in between my witchy cabinet and my vanity.

Front View
View From Above

  And just for good measure here is a pic of my witchy cabinet, and my crystal grid(for love & prosperity)

My Crystal Grid & The bottom of my cabinet

My Witchy Cabinet
 I hope that you too get inspired and fix up your altar, have a blessed week.

January 7, 2013

A Whole New Energy!!!!!

Our house is literally bursting with a new energy, it fresh, loving, and powerful. Sooo..... how did we accomplish this, well it was a massive undertaking; let me explain.

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The hubby and I have been married almost 12 years and we live in the house he bought while married to his ex-wife. I have cleaned and cleansed the house many times but it still never felt like it was completely my home, even after the evil bitch passed away a few years back it still did not feel like it was mine; this weekend we figured out why.

The hubby and I decided we would clean out our attic this weekend and boy did we ever, we were able to donate a tone of things to Goodwill, and have a huge trash pile to be hauled off. While we were bringing down boxes we found several boxes full of her stuff that she apparently left behind when she left, well we promptly got those boxes out of our house and I not only saged the house I did the attic too, the energy shift was almost immediate; now for the first time in 12 years our house feels like it is truly my home and the energy is magnificent!!!

I had to share this experience with you and see if any of you have ever had a similar experience.    

January 6, 2013

What a Wonderful Gift!!!

If I have never mentioned it, I have the most awesome husband ever!!! Today he gave me a bag full of petrified wood, from The Petrified Forest in Arizona. I was immediately drawn to three of the pieces and wanted to share them with you.

This is the three of them together, their color and energy is amazing

 The next pic I will show you is my favorite of the three, it is just bursting with positive energy. It measures 3 inches x 1.5 inches and the picture does not do it justice.
As you can see she is quite lovely
 I am so blessed to have a husband who is not only ok with my spiritual path but also encourages it. I hope you all have a blessed week, I know I will because it has started off wonderfully.

January 5, 2013

New Year, New Me - TipToe's Challenge

Step One - Rediscovering My Spiritual Side!!!

I have been on my path for over 12 years now but, do to the fact that I am 75% still in the broom closet(only select friends & family know) and because of nosy neighbors I don't get to do rituals outdoors in nature; It drives me crazy because I love being outside enjoying all things nature.

So when the New Year arrived and I was preparing my "out with the old year, in with the new year" ritual I decided "screw It, I'm doing this outside" and I did. It was a simple ritual involving the elements and my intentions for the New Year. I can't say it was the most powerful ritual I have had, but it was right up there; It was an absolutely magickal experience.

I have discussed with my husband how important it is for me to to be able to do rituals outside from time to time, to help me with this he is going to put a fire pit in the back yard for me and help me make an inconspicuous circle around it. Needless to say I am one very happy Witch.

This may not seem like a lot to some but taking my magic outside my house was a huge step for me and one of my goals for this year is to step outside my comfort zone more often,

Many Blessings