Solstice: Celebrate Light & Honor the Wisdom of the Shadows

Solstice: Celebrate Light & Honor the Wisdom of the Shadows

Dacha Avelin
The Solstice is now upon us.  We celebrate light and honor the wisdom of the shadows. In connecting with the natural world in a way that honors the...
Solstice: Celebrate Light & Honor the Wisdom of the Shadows

Solstice: Celebrate Light & Honor the Wisdom of the Shadows

Dacha Avelin
The Solstice is now upon us.  We celebrate light and honor the wisdom of the shadows. In connecting with the natural world in a way that honors the...
December 2020 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

December 2020 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

Dacha Avelin

Last Quarter Moon. This is the time when we become very aware of what needs to fall apart so that we can rebuild anew. Anxiety can heighten during this time, as can emotional troubles. If old heartbreaks and disappointments arise, brew a fresh batch of the Black Walnut Water tonight. 

Full Moon Penumbral Eclipse

Full Moon Penumbral Eclipse

Dacha Avelin
November 30th, 2020 1:29 am PST / 9:29 am UTC As the Full Moon moves into Earth's outer shadow, we now experience the final penumbral eclipse of 2...
November 2020 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

November 2020 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

Dacha Avelin
  Hello Witches and readers, I trust you all had an inspiring Samhain and enjoyed revisiting your dearly departed ancestors. We have quite a busy ...
Blessed Full Moon Samhain

Blessed Full Moon Samhain

Dacha Avelin

Tonight's Full Moon provides the ample necessary energy for spirit manifestation. These are the times when you can physically catch a glimpse of the departed, elementals, and other forces of the unseen. With the thinning of the veil, now is an excellent time to communicate with and honor your ancestors. 

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

RetrogradeDacha Avelin

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

Moon CalendarDacha 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.