KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Psycho-Spiritual Approach To The First Harvest (Lammas, Lughnasadh, Autumn Transition)...

I am a big ol' nature lover, and that is one of the reasons that I enjoy walking the Wheel Of The Year.

Pausing every six weeks or so to recognize the changes in light & temperature & the way those changes effect the world around me feels magickal & life-affirming.


In addition to taking time out to enjoy the cycles of Mother Nature, I also like to take a psycho-spiritual approach to the Wheel Of The Year, which echoes the popular sayings "as within, so without" and "as above, so below."

Since our society is largely sustained by agricultural practices, the cycles involved in preparing soil, planting seeds, tending crops, and bringing in the harvest make a perfect analogy for what goes on inside our own hearts and minds over the course of a year.

So- walking the Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year is a practical way of recognizing that the world within in you is reflected in the world around you, and it's a fantastic tool for making the most of what's going on in your life now.

Think of it is as tending the garden of your life...


"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest." -William Blake


We are now in the midst of The First Harvest (Lammas, Lughnasadh, Autumn Transition), which is usually celebrated on August 1 in honor of the waning sun & crops of grain. So- it's a great time to not only bake some bread or bite into a juicy tomato fresh off the vine, it's also a lovely time to go within for a psycho-spiritual inventory.

Here are some questions that you can ask yourself to help that process along:

What plans, ambitions, goals did not survive the heat of summer?

What can you release now in order to be more present to the harvest that you did manage to generate and the harvest still to come?

What abundance have you created in your life this year so far?

Is there a special craft project, ritual or activity that you can create to help acknowledge and celebrate that success?

Are there plans that still need to be made and implemented in order to bring about the harvest you've intended come fall?

What one step can you take now to ensure a future crop that will be hardy enough to sustain you through a long, cold winter?


*If you liked this post, you might also enjoy THE WiTCH LiST : 10 Magickal Etsy Finds For Celebrating The Last Month Of Summer...

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    1. My pleasure! MUCH LOVE to you, Gorgeous :O)

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  2. Great Post Joanna, and Blessed Lammas <3 :)

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    1. THANKS, Ash-Lynn! Many blessings for this last month of summer... Have a beauuutiful day :O)

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  3. I am going to take these questions on my Sunday morning solo-journal-coffee date: thanks for the insights in advance ;)!! xoxo

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    1. LOVE it! Have a lovely journal-coffee date! -xoxoxo

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    2. These questions apply to so much more that a change in nature, so for that "thank you".

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    3. You're so welcome! That's what I love about the Wheel Of The Year- it's a great metaphor for what's going on in our own lives :O)

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