Dancing in the Rain: A Magickal Look at Gloomy Days

Dancing in the Rain

I love rainy days, and we’ve had a wet summer in Northwestern Pa. They remind me of comfort, cuddling up in a blanket, drinking a steaming hot mug of tea, and listening to droplets pelt the window panes. Its calming to me.

Another reason I connect with rain is because my matron goddess is Frigg, and she is associated with the sky and cloud spinning which means she’s also controls the weather to a degree. I’ve been working on an in-depth post on her, and it should be up on the blog by the end of the week.

Rain is the giver of life for the entire ecosystem. The rain waters plants which feed animals, and then we eat those plants and animals. Of course all of this can be said about any type of water. Rain is just another step in the water cycle, and I’m sure most of us are familiar with this concept from middle school science class, but just in case here’s a diagram from the NASA website.Water-Cycle-Art2A

As you can see water goes through many stages before it becomes the powerful thunderstorm. This causes it to pick up extra energy from the area around it. Of course we must be careful when it comes to handling the water we collect for this very reason. NEVER ingest rain water without following the proper precautions. In some states it’s even illegal to collect.

There are different types of precipitation, and each corresponds with different things and have unique energies. In general rain reflects cycles, creativity, inspiration, energy, cleanse, growth. A light rain is good for cleansing, but a thunderstorm is perfect for release. Always remember that what something means to you is more important than what I or anybody else says. Trust your instincts.

Rain Magick Ideas:

  • Grounding
    •  Stay in a safe space
    • Stand with your feet firmly planted on the ground
    • Feel the thunder shake you to the core
    • Visualize the rain washing away old energy and replenishing you at the same time
  • Many witches attempt to raise storms
  • Others try to reroute them
    • I don’t think as witches we have the capability of controlling the weather, but we can always try to influence it
  • Collecting storm water
    • Uses:
      • In spells for a boost of power
      • Add a few drops to a bath
      • Use to make super charged moon water
      • Make an anointing water with various ingredients to use daily or whenever you need a boost
        • Good for getting into the ritual mindset
  • Release rituals
  • Bonding with rain/weather associated deities

Silver Circle Coven Litha Altar

This altar is one my coven created during our Litha meet up and ritual. Every one brought objects of significance to them. One of the women just began work with Hecate, which is the photo, and several others brought their wands. Another member made us all small besoms, which can be seen in the second picture, to keep in our home or on our door for protection.

 

July 4th Altar Update

Updates and Changes:

  • Last week I picked up a nifty candy dish from a local thrift shop. It quickly turned into a container for manifestation. The same area became Frigg’s home and dedication space.
  • The green candle in a background is for drawing in and enhancing prosperity and wealth. I carved it with a bind rune last week.
  •  After much frustration, I added an offering dish and cup. I was having trouble with offerings to Frigg because I didn’t have a set space for them. It felt weak and unimportant which are never good feelings when it comes to work divinity. I’ll be keeping an eye out for a dish that catches my fancy or one that Frigg leads me to.

Calling on the Power of Leslie Knope!

Pop culture is a powerful and evolving force that everybody helps shape in their own unique way. The most popular books, movies, TV, etc. speak to us on a fundamental level making them popular. These stories enthrall the population because we connect with the archetypes present in them.

The term archetype in the context means  in Jungian psychology  “a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc, universally present in individual psyches.” Pantheons of all ages are made up of these ideas. Its why so many people connect with Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the Harry Potter series or the characters in Star Trek.

This brings me to the idea of Pop Pantheons. These take on the same roll as older pantheons like the Norse or Egyptian, which are also based on stories and myths. Calling on the energy of your favorite character to help you in a certain task can be very effective because they are fresh in your mind and you have constant access to them for inspiration.

One of my all time favorite TV shows is Parks and Recreation. The heartfelt and funny stories, as well as, the character growth from the first through last season ensures I will always be coming back for more. Leslie Knope is an inspiration and I often feel the need to be more like her when working on projects near and dear to my heart.

I decided to make an invocation candle for Knope so I can easily access her energy whenever in need. The background is blue wallpaper for enhancing communication, and the other images and text I found in old magazines saved specifically for this purpose. The photo of Leslie I found off of google images and wasn’t able to find the original source. The glass pillar candle I attached it to was a cheap dollar one from Dollar Tree.

Check out this video on Pop Pantheons:

 

Leslie Knope Candle

Casting with Emoji

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Emoji are small symbols used to represent ideas or words. Originally showing up on phones to be used in text conversations, they have spread throughout the internet and permeated main stream media. Some dislike the devolution of language, but that’s the natural progression. After simplifying to a point it will begin to gain complexity.

Think of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. They were used in a religious/ritualistic context later in history when it was replaced in day to day business uses by Hieratic scipt. Instead of representing letters they represented ideas and concepts, which is similar to how emoji work.

Some witches scoff at Emoji spells. They’re viewed as trivial, but magick in my eyes is probability enhancement more than anything else. Even you do something small it will still help tip the scales in your favor, and if you do it repeatedly it will have a greater impact.

You can text them to friends and family, email them, or reblog them on social media sites like Tumblr.

If you’re curious about why I choose to use Emoji instead of Emojis check out this link.

Some Emoji Spells:

  • 😊🏫💰🚪📧📈📖💁👌
    • Emoji spell for getting a job perfectly suited to you
  • 😢💔🚫⚠🔚🔜🎈🎐💕😊
    • Emoji spell for letting go and forgetting about the past, and instead focusing on the positive present/future
  • 🌙✨🌒⭐️😴⭐️🌒✨🌙
    • An emoji spell to help you get a good night’s rest
  • 👍✔💯🔝📖📈🎓🎉😁
    • Emoji spell to get top marks in academic work
  • 🔮🌙💐🍃✨🍃💐🌙🔮
    • Emoji spell to bring good energy
  • 🔮⏳💡⏳🔥⏳💡⏳🔮
    • Emoji Spell for Motivation
  • 🔮✨💜⚡️😊⚡️💜✨🔮
    • Emoji spell for helping your energy put others at ease
  • 🔮✨🤺💗✊👩‍👧👩‍👦✊💗🤺✨🔮
    • My mom is protected by my love and magic!
  • 🔮🕯💖🌻🏵😀🏵🌻💖🕯🔮
    • Emoji spell to improve mood and encourage self-care
  • 🔮🐾🐱💗🐰🙏🏼🐭💗🐶🐾🔮
    • Emoji Spell to protect your pets
  • 👍🌱🌹🌿❤🌵🌻🌽👌
    • Emoji spell to protect your plants and help them grow strong and healthy
  • ‼💣💥🚧⚠⚡⛔⛅☀💆🐦👌😃
    • Emoji spell to counter triggers and emotional stress
  • 💰⬆️💵🔜🔝💳⬆️💰
    • Emoji spell for a little cash to come your way soon
  • 📶📱🖥️✨⏩🔮⏪✨🖥️📱📶
    • Emoji spell to keep your WIFI as strong as possible
  • 🔮⌛️🔎⌛️ 📩⌛️🔍⌛️🔮
    • Emoji Spell for luck with finding a job
  • ✨🔸✏️🔮📜🔮✏️🔸✨
    • Emoji spell for strong and powerful sigils
  • ✨🔮🌱🔹🔸😇🌿😇🔸🔹🌱🔮✨
    • Emoji spell for personal growth and self-improvement
  • 👌🗣🌹☕️🍽🏋☮🚿
    • An Emoji Spell to promote self-care and to ward off self-harm
  • ⭐️✨🌜✨🛌✨🌌✨🛌✨🌛✨⭐️✨
    • Emoji spell for healing from burn out. May you feel well-rested, rejuvenated, and fulfilled in all avenues of your life.
  • 🔮🕯🔋💻📷🔋☎🔋️📱🖥🔋🕯🔮
    • Emoji Spell to help protect your electronics from freezing, crashing, blue screens & other malfunctions
  • 😇🖐🏻🍃🎋🔥💦🌫🐡⚔🌐
    • An Emoji Spell for Purifying, Shielding, and Grounding for all witches and enthusiasts
  • ❤️✨🎏✨🤝✨💙✨🎏✨🤝✨❤️✨🎏✨🤝✨💙✨🎏✨❤️
    • May your family respect you in the way that serves you best
  • 🔮🍀 🐞 🍀🤞 🍀 🐞 🍀🔮
    • Emoji Spell for Good Luck