I'm thinking of doing some spells for others to nourish myself while giving back to the community. I feel like I have to justify why I don't want to charge for this, but explaining that would take...a while. Just know that not asking for money is self-care for me.
Protection, love, creativity and grief are all things I specialise in dealing with in spellwork. I reserve the right to refuse to do a spell if I'm not comfortable with it or have too much on my plate. DM me if you'd like something
Oh I have just had a great idea!
Would anyone like me to do an ogham casting for them? I can only do them with questions that require a complex answer (anything to do with your purpose in life/future direction is good).
This would allow me to spend more time with my oghams without needing to have big life questions myself lol!
All I ask in return is a coffee or two:
gross body things, periods, new blog post
Maybe TMI but when I get my period, I often get diarrhea and stomach cramps along with it 😖 A while back I created this simple spell to help calm my nervous system down at those times and settle my tummy. You can now find it on my blog: https://shadowcadence.home.blog/2019/06/13/cramp-soothing-spell/
Last night I fell asleep by candlelight. The candle was slightly too small for its holder so I had improvised with a ring of paper around the base to help jam it in securely.
I was woken up by the faintest of crinkling noises when the flame reached the paper and started to burn through it.
This is what I mean when I say I'm a "light sleeper".
I got round to writing that blog post that was the whole reason I wanted to start my blog, lol. In which I get angry about how self-care has really just become consumerism: https://shadowcadence.home.blog/2019/06/10/redefining-self-care-outside-consumerism/
I may be a little bit hypomanic or something. I couldn't sleep last night because I was writing another blog post in my head. Eventually gave up cause it was getting too tangled, but when I woke up today I started writing it again (for reals, not in my head!)
It's on a topic I've been thinking about a lot lately: reverse sympathetic magick or "the law of repulsion". A difficult energy to live with, but powerful.
You've probably seen me rambling on about sidereal astrology quite a bit on here. But not many people actually know what it is.
When I was growing up, I was told my sun sign is Libra. But since getting into astrology I've learnt that if someone had looked up at the sky when I was born, they would have actually seen the sun in Virgo!
Learn more about this little-known branch of astrology in my new blog post:
ughhh I think I worked something out about my insomnia (writing this at 2am wooo)
All my doctors think my problem is that I don't get sleepy at the appropriate time (and probably secretly think it's my fault)
But actually I do get *sleepy*, it's just as soon as I lie down to sleep I'm so physically uncomfortable in numerous, ever changing ways that sleep becomes impossible
neck pain, shoulder pain, too hot, too cold, need to pee, need to eat, coughing/sneezing... the list goes on
Heyyy witchy friends! My first post is up on my blog! I wanted to write a great big long essay about self care, but didn't have the energy, so instead here's a spell from my grimoire. https://shadowcadence.home.blog/2019/05/29/protection-spell/
internalized biphobia kinda
I have never ever been able to talk about who I'm attracted to (even guys) with anyone. I've just never had those kind of friendships but I've kinda always wanted one and it feels cruel that in this case the opportunity is taken away from me just because I'm not a cishet man. *whinge*
internalized biphobia kinda
I work in a male dominated industry and I have this coworker who I sometimes talk about pop culture with, who will often say shit about such and such female celebrity being gorgeous. I usually don't know who the person is because I have so little exposure to pop culture and I always want to ask but I just have to keep my mouth shut cause I'm in the closet and he'd think it was weird 😬 idk why this upsets me so much but it does
I started monitoring my heart rate about a week ago to help me with pacing. I've been watching my resting heart rate rise steadily over the course of the week following a crash triggered by poor sleep, which I've been unable to rest enough to fully recover from. Well rested me had RHR of 64, after crash it's 69 and climbing. This is incredibly exciting as it's the first objective evidence I've had of anything wrong with me!
This new way of thinking can make small acts very powerful. I just ate a piece of fruit and marveled at how a different person 1000 years ago might have eaten the same fruit. Yesterday I collected acorns and thought about every other person in history who has collected acorns. It's a connection to my ancestors and a celebration of the unchanging parts of nature that humanity has tragically been destroying over the centuries.
secular nihilist green witch ~ spoonie ~ pansexual ~ insta: @river_grimoire ~ blog: https://shadowcadence.home.blog