October 2020 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

October 2020 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

Dacha Avelin
Autumn is now upon us in all her glory! And so we begin...   October 1st: We welcome October under the abundant Full Moon in Aries. As the Moon ris...
October 2020 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

October 2020 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

Dacha Avelin
Autumn is now upon us in all her glory! And so we begin...   October 1st: We welcome October under the abundant Full Moon in Aries. As the Moon ris...
The Equinox is Upon Us: Explore Your Light & Celebrate Your Shadows

The Equinox is Upon Us: Explore Your Light & Celebrate Your Shadows

Dacha Avelin
As summer's blooms turned their fragrant heads towards autumn's call, we now celebrate Autumn Equinox. This morning we are waking up to nearly equal hours of darkness and light. While the spring days in the Southern Hemisphere will be growing longer, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are now entering our autumnal season of darkness.
September 2020 Astrological Influences & Recommended Rituals

September 2020 Astrological Influences & Recommended Rituals

Astrological InfluencesDacha Avelin
September 1, 2020 10:22pm PST / September 2, 2020, 6:22am UTC: Full Moon in Pisces heightens psychic senses and amplifies emotions. An excellent ev...
May 2020 Retrogrades: Saturn, Venus & Jupiter

May 2020 Retrogrades: Saturn, Venus & Jupiter

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Saturn Retrograde May 10, 2020 - September 28, 2020: Saturn Retrograde awakens the skeletons in our closet. We are confronted by the perceived mistakes of our past. The people we have wronged. The "correct" paths we did not follow. Our limitations are challenged, especially as the feelings of powerlessness in our current environment is almost inevitable. With Saturn being in retrograde nearly 1/3 of the year (every year), it is not a "dramatic" planet and, for most, is practically unnoticed. Saturn Retrograde forces us to accept imperfection and allows us to color outside the lines—an excellent time for deep self-reflection and the release of societal structure. The (temporary) death of perfectionism.  

2020 Witch's Moon Calendar

2020 Witch's Moon Calendar

2020 DatesDacha Avelin
As Old World Witches, we utilize elemental forces for magick and mystical significance of the natural world and its fauna and flora: Esoteric knowledge. Lore of healing. Protective herbs. Natural poisons. Psychoactive plants. Energetic resonance of roots. And of course, the Moon. 

The Moon is of crucial importance for the Old World Witch. The phases of the Moon and its cycle impact the potency of the spellwork and its successes. 
Mercury Retrograde 2020

Mercury Retrograde 2020

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Three or four times every year, we experience the illusion of the planet Mercury traveling backward, which is called Mercury Retrograde. Mercury rules communication, travel, technology, and the legal system. When Mercury is in retrograde, these areas of life are at their absolute weakest point. It is the absence of Mercurial energy that is the cause of these problems.