Witch Tips: Using Weather in Magic

When preparing magical workings, we Witches and Pagans tend to look cosmically to make sure we are working with the right energies.  We figure out the phase of the Moon and consider if it is Void of Course and what astrological house the Moon is in.  And while we are at it, we check to make sure Mercury isn’t in Retrograde.  But how often do we look at the conditions a little closer to home?

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Using the current weather conditions in magical workings can be a powerful amplifier to your personal energies and the energies behind your magic.  The weather is also stupid simple to use.  All you need to do is to call in the weather as you would call in the elements.  Alternately, you can do your working outside so you can feel the wind and the rain on your skin and connect to the weather organically.

While not an exhaustive list of properties and weather patterns, here are a few examples of how to effectively use the weather in your magic. Continue reading

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Doubt

As a Pagan, I believe in balance.  Night and day; sun and moon; life and death; the seasons; earth, sea, and sky.  I also believe balance comes with a spectrum of permutations and commutations.  We are all made up of a balance of character traits and likes and dislikes and experiences that make us who we are.  That’s why when we as people are truly tapped into the fantastic complexities our spirits, our lives feel like they run as they should.

One thing that I think does not get talked about enough in Pagan communities is the balance of faith and doubt.  Simply put, faith is belief and doubt is skepticism.  They are the two sides of the same coin.  I strongly believe there cannot be faith without doubt because faith and doubt exist on the same spectrum.   Continue reading