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The Zodiac Signs As Witches & Their Magickal Practice

What does your zodiac sign have to say about your witchy style and magickal practice?! 

*Please know that I am not into labeling your practice or believe that your witchcraft has to fall into one particular category. I do however, think that this is a fun blog post to see how your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs can impact your magickal workings and the way you work your witchy woo! 

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Aries  

May have a tendency to work with fire or perform candle magick. Short spells are best as Aries may not have the attention span or energy to complete a working that may take several weeks or months. It is impulsive and headstrong magick, with not a lot of planning or practice involved. Their magick may focus on who they wish to become and may center around identity, independence, and soul purpose. There may also be an emphasis on their physical health and stamina as well. Loves protective, defensive, and even vengeful magick. Don’t get on this witches bad side! Remember, Ares is the God of War. 

 

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Taurus

Loves to work with earth and the elements - especially out in nature. The Green Witch. Drawn to shamanism and works with the birds, the grass, the flowers, the trees, the fae, an array of animals, etc. Fond of working with the ancestors, bones, stones, feathers, and furs in their practice. Works their magick in the kitchen with food as well as love magick and space clearing. Fond of any type of working to help conserve energy and long term goals although impatient with results.  

 

Gemini

Loves affirmations, writing and reciting spells, and creating sigils. Has lots of magickal ideas, but may not put many of them into practice. May incorporate pop culture into their practice or blog about it on social media. Loves to communicate with deity, angels, and other high vibe beings. May be fond of burning petitions and allowing the smoke to carry their petitions to the Universe. Gemini also loves to read about the practice itself and may even enjoy doing witchy work with their BFF. 

 

Cancer

The empathic healer. Loves to work with the moon and goddess energy. May be particularly good at fertility magick. Works on a level of emotional healing as well as with the inner child, the mother wound, and abandonment issues. Many prefer to do their workings in private or in the comfort of their own home. Cancerian magick is all about the environment it is worked in - feeling comfortable and safe in the space is key. As a water sign (and a crab), they may also be quite fond of ocean magick. 

 

Leo

What can I say other than big, bold, loud, colorful magick?! The rockstar bruja who takes pride in their magick and may see it deeply as a part of their identity. They aren't afraid to show off their witchy charm and looks. They are their magick. Their magick revolves around loyalty, beauty, and matters of the heart thus they may do spells for family and close friends. May be a big fan of glamour magick and love spells. They also may enjoy working with the Sun and for increased confidence, power, and success. 

 

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Virgo

This orderly and organized witch takes a holistic and regimented approach to magick. This witches Book of Shadows is in tip-top shape. All herbs and tools are labeled and regularly cleansed. Virgo likes purification magick, working with light energy, and bringing energy back into divine order and alignment. Virgo may also like to work with animals and herbs in their practice. May be fond of numerology and takes a more scientific approach in their practice. 

 

Libra

May enjoy working with the energetic body, the aura, and the chakras. Very concerned with energy and using their magick in decision making or weighing options. May have a hard time in determining if their intentions are from their heart or their head. Focuses on bringing harmony, balance, and the unification of energy. Libra may also work magick for injustices done to others or for the enforcement of laws, morals, and values. Love, romance, partnership, and relationship magick are extremely important to them as well. They may enjoy working with a partner quite a bit. 

 

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Scorpio

Working with the dead, ancestral work, divination, psychic ability - if it goes there, Scorpio is into it. Sex, lust, passion, and blood magick - keep it hot and keep it coming. Scorpio is into the ancient side of magick that isn't always talked about. They also work with the shadow and to help heal deep trauma. Scorpio is also fond of protective, defensive, and yes, even vengeful magick. Can obsess over their work, but loves the commitment and challenge of magick. Likes to keep the inner workings of their practice secret. 

 

Sagittarius

They enjoy the magick of possibility. Loves to learn the magickal wisdom of other cultures to have a deeper understanding of witchcraft and magick as a whole. May work magick for travel, expansion, and advancement opportunities. Brings back exotic items and art from their travels to incorporate into their practice. Loves to do ritual outside and in different places. Likes to tap into higher consciousness and wisdom to add new inspiration to their practice.  

 

Capricorn

Can you say money magick? Capricorn loves to work their magick on their business, self improvement, and money making potential. I can also see Capricorn working with sigils a bit. Capricorn uses magick to increase potential and for steady fuel to fire the work they’re already doing. Capricorn is very down to earth, particular, and practical in their magick and take their practice extremely seriously. May also be into a few darker aspects that they don't care to share with others.

 

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Aquarius

This Starseed may be fond of working with light-beings and star-beings. Works their magick to create tolerance, fight injustices, and to discover new innovative ways to benefit their community and the world at large. They are likely to somehow incorporate technology or the internet into their practice. Their work may be very concerned with future goals and aspirations. May like to work in a coven or with a group of other practitioners. They may also be a fan of chaos magick or walk a more eclectic path. Loves to visualize in their manifesting process. 

 

Pisces

Works magick to be more in the flow and bring a deeper sense of peace and happiness to themselves and others. Their work is about compassion, understanding, and healing. They are the most likely to be Hedgewitches performing dream work such as astral traveling, past life work, and working on the other energetic planes. As an escapist, Pisces may feel the need to use substances like marijuana, mugwort (an herb), ayahuasca, or peyote to help them achieve different levels of consciousness (even though it’s not necessary). They may enjoy trance work as well and visualization could be of benefit in their work as they are great dreamers. Pisces (the fish) is also likely to be fond of ocean magick. 

 

How do you think your zodiac sign impacts your witchy style? Leave a comment below! 

 

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Happy Witching!

xo Ariel

New Moon in Taurus || Manifestation Affirmations for Each of the 12 Zodiac Signs

I love the New Moon in Taurus! It is so lush, sensual, and luxurious. Good food, good wine, great movies, and a warm bed with satin sheets. If you're Venusian in nature, then this energy should make you feel right at home.

This New Moon energy is also great for manifesting! Plant your seed and the New Moon in Taurus on May 15th will make sure it's roots grow deep. Although it won't sprout overnight, it will be well nurtured and cared for under this energy. Any workings around love, money, and beauty will be extremely potent at this time. Take advantage of it!

Here are your New Moon in Taurus Manifestation Affirmations to help you do just that. There is mini tarot reading, affirmation, crystal, and power color for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Be sure to read your Moon and Ascendant signs as well for a more well rounded working! 

Want to take your manifesting to the next level? Grab a copy of my e-Book here:

Manifesting 101 - A Guide to Working Your Manifesting Magic

 

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Aries

Energy: Five of Wands
Be mindful not to get caught in the trap of competitive attitudes and comparisons. This New Moon, create an opportunity to recognize that your individuality is of benefit to the collective. 

Affirmation: "I am a part of the whole and the whole is a part of me."
Crystal: Thulite
Your Power Color: Baby Pink

 

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Taurus

Energy: Six of Wands
You have definitely made it through some tough trials and tribulations since your last trip around the Sun, Taurus. Take advantage of the New Moon in your sign to celebrate your victories and to manifest a continued rise to the occasion.
Affirmation: "When I ground into my reality I rise above normality." 
Crystal: Tree Agate
Your Power Color: Chocolate 

 

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Gemini

Energy: The Magician
Take your raw will and refine it with grace and poise. This New Moon in Taurus is about softening and smoothing the energy surrounding your life and any manifesting that you’ve been up to. The stage has already been set. All the actors are in place. Now it is time to direct - with grace of course. In a sense it's back to the drawing board however, it is only to refinish, not reconstruct.
Affirmation: "I walk and speak with the grace of a butterfly all the days of my life."
Crystal: Scolecite
Your Power Color: Cream 

 

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Cancer

Energy: Six of Swords
This New Moon in Taurus is about learning to go with the flow and embracing the energy of transition. Flexibility is key here.  Stop clawing for the shore and allow the waves to carry you for a while. Movement is freedom. Trust.
Affirmation: "When I am in my flow, I am unstoppable.”
Crystal: Aquamarine
Your Power Color: Cerulean 

 

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Leo

Energy: Five of Cups
This New Moon in Taurus is a tough one for you Leo. You may feel like you’re losing your grip. Your zest for life gone as you try to process the heavy emotions or situations around you. Grieve if you need - just know that your life isn’t over. Cry to release, but do not play the attention seeking victim. 
Affirmation: "Getting authentically in touch with my emotions is the framework from which my life is born." 
Crystal: Honey Calcite
Your Power Color: Honey 

 

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Virgo

Energy: Wheel of Fortune
Luck is on your side this New Moon in Taurus! If you can envision it, you can be it. Of course there will be some ground work involved, but now is the time to DREAM BIG. Do some visualization work with your Third Eye and watch the magic happen!
Affirmation: "I alone control the vision of my future."
Crystal: Iolite
Your Power Color: Ultra Violet

 

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Libra

Energy: Nine of Cups
What do you wish to explore and discover? What do you wish for your life? The Nine of Cups is a great omen from the New Moon in Taurus that pretty much says, “Your wish is my command!” Better get to wishing. Don’t forget to solidify this energy with the groundedness of the Moon in Taurus. 
Affirmation: "I make time to explore the deepest caverns of my soul."
Crystal: Merlinite
Your Power Color: Jungle Green

 

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Scorpio

Energy: Three of Wands
Have you become bored or jaded Scorpio? It’s time for you to explore new horizons this New Moon in Taurus. What new dawn awaits? What ships are coming ashore? Many roads are open to you - which path do you choose? Be open to new experiences. Explore the treasure buried within! 
Affirmation: "By keeping my heart open to curiosity, shall open its heart unto me."
Crystal: Orange Calcite
Your Power Color: Tangerine

 

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Sagittarius

Energy: Five of Pentacles
Have you been worried about money lately Sagittarius? Feeling alone or left out in the cold? How can you develop an attitude of abundance this New Moon in Taurus? Having fun is about the people you're with, not the activity you're doing. Find comfort in laughter and good times with friends doing something low key. Call up the gang, turn on Netflix, pop some popcorn, and chill. 
Affirmation: "I can find amusement and comfort even in the most intense and dramatic situations." 
Crystal: Lemon Quartz
Your Power Color: Neon Yellow

 

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Capricorn

Energy: Temperance
It’s important to be well rounded Capricorn. Don’t become so focused on completing your work that you miss any red flags or opportunities along the way. How can you become more in tune with your senses this New Moon in Taurus to help you take things up a notch in your career and your healing? How can you take something that you once thought to be a failure and turn it into something grand? 
Affirmation: "My keen eyes and sharp instincts take my work to the next level."
Crystal: Shark's Tooth (not really a crystal)
Your Power Color: Steel Grey

 

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Aquarius

Energy: King of Swords
Get out the big scissors! You have been carefully and quietly observing the landscape for quite a while now and you can see where some branches need to be pruned Aquarius. Power of intellect, clarity of mind, and communication is also available to you this New Moon in Taurus. You see what’s up! Use this to help you tie up any loose ends and cut any toxic cords. 
Affirmation: "I welcome all the old and dead things to fall away so that new life may take form and shape."
Crystal: Labradorite
Your Power Color: Iridescent Blue

 

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Pisces

Energy: Knight of Cups
Loving and flirtatious energy surrounds you this New Moon in Taurus sweet and dreamy Pisces. Be patient with any new suitors. If you’re looking for love, this moon is on your side! If you can, do some self healing work surrounding your past relationships and what you feel you deserve in your next one. If you’re already booed up, you and your lover may be extra affectionate this New Moon. 
Affirmation: "By having patience with myself and my process, I allow my love and healing magic to unfold naturally." 
Crystal: Kunzite
Your Power Color: Periwinkle

 

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XO Ariel

 

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Manifesting 101 - A Guide to Working YOUR Manifesting Magic!

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With the transformative energy of the New Moon in Scorpio + Samhain tingling our senses, the veil is impossibly thin, and the air is ripe for manifesting! Spirit's presence is near and we can feel it more strongly now than any other time of the year. It's the perfect time to co-create with Spirit this New Moon + Samhain. 

Get your manifestation on! For just under $8.00 you'll get a downloadable 28 page PDF 📔that I've made sure is filled to the brim with tons of tips on how you can best work YOUR manifesting magic! Don't forget you can still use the Promo Code: GOLDEN until 11:59pm EST on October 31st to save an additional 26%! 

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xo Ariel

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8 Tarot Cards for Samhain, The Magick of All Hallows Eve

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As Samhain draws ever near, I think more of the blessings it brings to us - the wisdom, the challenges, the mystery. The thinner the veil gets, the ever more present and stronger these vibrations become. I can definitely feel the chill of spirit all around me - don't you?! Let's talk about the energy of Samhain and all of her majesty!

If you're interested in learning about my views on ouija boards, dream visitations, spiritual protection, transformation, change, new moon intention setting, and more, watch my Samhain/Halloween + New Moon in Scorpio Tarot + Oracle Readings YouTube Video where I shuffle some of my favorite spooky decks and see what my cards and guides have to say to us this Halloween + New Moon. It was definitely a ton of fun!  Just click the link to view. Also be sure to read the blog post Honoring your Ancestors Beyond just Samhain for some great tips on connecting with your loved ones in spirit on Samhain or any day of the year!

Here are some of my favorite Tarot cards to help us connect with the magical vibes of All Hallows Eve.

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The High Priestess + The Magician

Secrets. Mystery. Heightened intuition. Increased psychic ability. This is what the High Priestess brings to us on Samhain! The veil is between the worlds is thin, which is great for divination and tapping in to the unknown. Listen to and trust your intuition at this time as you will be more in tune with the energy of things around you. The Magician says spell work or any other witchy woo thing you do will be extremely powerful at this time, especially with your intuition a flame from the energy and esoteric wisdom the High Priestess brings to us. Manifestation abilities are at one of the highest points they will be at all year, especially since the New Moon on October 30th (2016) gives us an extra boost of manifesting power! What is your intention? What do you wish to create? Where is your will daring you to go? The Magician says 'Do it! Make it yours!'

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Death + Six of Ghosts

Transformation. Rebirth. Change. Spirit Communication. Childhood Memories. As Samhain falls under the sign of Scorpio, we are getting a double dose of the need for transformation, evolution, and change. Why do you have to put on a costume to feel safe enough to allow hidden parts of yourself to shine through? Take off your mask! An air of rebirth is all around. Allow old skin to shed away. With change comes growth! Death and the Six of Ghosts remind us to connect with our loved ones in Spirit. Can't you feel their presence around you more clearly now? As the veil gets thinner, it becomes easier for us to communicate with and sense the presence of those on the other side. Honor them during this season. Reminisce on what you did together when they were alive and the type of person they were. Commune with the dead. Perhaps visit their final resting place and leave flowers on their headstone. Send them your love as you light a candle for their soul. All Hallows Eve is a time of remembrance of our loved ones who have passed on. It is also a time of nostalgia whether that be through memories of time shared with those who have died or through letting our inner child come out to play for a night.

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The Hanged Man + The Hierophant

Pause. Let go. Surrender your fear. The Hanged Man asks for trust and faith. He asks for patience and for a change of perspective. Combined with The Hierophant, we are asked at this time of year to dig deep and search for our spiritual truths. What do you hold most sacred? What does your ancient soul tell you? Let go of conformity. Move on from fear. Surrender to Spirit in full trust. Feel the magick of your soul and its immortal truth. What wisdom does it have to share? Evaluate your beliefs and if some of them start to unravel, let them fall away.

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Three of Ghosts + Judgment

Reflection. Togetherness. Facing the darkness of your soul. Samhain is a great time for celebration - get festive! Decorate with gourds, drink some tart apple cider, and bake that pumpkin pie! It is also the perfect time of year for shadow work and the rediscovery your power. By reflecting on past errors, celebrating past wins, and learning lessons from each, you can begin to take back your power as you face the shadow within. By facing our fears and the uncharted darker parts of ourselves, we make way for a deeper connection with and integration of our soul. We learn to rise again in the face of adversity. Just as if you were trying to make your way through a pretty terrifying haunted house, the only way out is to keep moving forward! It is also a time to commune with your ancestors and loved ones in the living and in spirit. The energy is perfect for a 'mini life review' with your spirit guides!

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Stay spooky witches. Samhain Blessings!

xo Ariel

Owl as a Spirit Animal | Animal Totems

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Owls and their haunting call bring forth so much symbolism from the depths of the subconscious. Have you been hearing their whisper in the forest? If this magical bird has perched itself in your awareness, it has a special lesson just for you! What is Owl encouraging you to do? More importantly, whoooo is Owl calling you to be?

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Wisdom

Knowledge. The Keeper of Secrets. Magick. Study. Owl is classically associated with wisdom and learning. To gain wisdom, challenges are often called forth to be a teacher to us, so that particular lessons and skills can be learned. Owl asks you to reflect on past lessons. What wisdom did you gain from the situation? What lessons are your discovering right now? Owl also comes to recognize you for your continued growth and the lessons you have mastered. This majestic bird also invites you to bring more of a sense of magick, awe, wonder, and mystery into your life. Connect with the spirit of Owl for an extra boost when doing ritual or spellwork.

Clairaudience + Clairvoyance

Keen sense of hearing and vision, an awakening of these psychic senses. Owls have 3 eyelids and this fact can only make me think of one thing - the Third Eye or pineal gland. This is the center for your psychic sense of clairvoyance. Owls also have an acute sense of hearing which combined with great depth perception helps them tremendously in their hunting. Pay special attention to the messages you receive clairaudiently. The Owl calls upon you to work with and strengthen your psychic senses.

Perspective - The Owl Head Turn 

Foresight, seeing the big picture, seeing the situation from the perspective of another. Extend your range of vision! Owls can rotate there heads to a max of 270 degrees without doing any damage! Does a situation have your feathers a bit ruffled? Owl says there is no harm at looking at things from a different point of view! This may also help you to understand someone else in a new way - especially someone you may not be getting along with. A new angle can bring refreshing insight, opportunity, and information as to what may be coming your way! Use this along with your intuition and clairvoyance to help you in decision making as well.

xo Ariel