Spells under a minute: Workplace Harmony

Improve the harmony at work with our spell by Magenta School of Magick

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Want to learn simple spell casting? Here’s a quick spell to improve the harmony in the workplace.

All our correspondences, the days of the week that work best for certain kinds of magick and how we use the moon and planets are all included on our Casting Spells page.

We’ve also included a version of this spell with incantations here as a download.

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Guided Meditation: Release money blocks

By accessing where our beliefs about money come from, we can release money blocks by Magenta School of Magick

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A block is another way of describing a limiting belief. Blocks are created when we have decided we are unable to do something, and therefore a blockage gets in the way of goal acheivement.  Sometimes this comes from an event, sometimes it’s a belief someone else has shared that becomes absorbed.

Many of us form blocks about money and our thoughts around our ability to access money become limiting beliefs. By accessing where these beliefs came from, we can challenge them. In challenging them we can break down their hold on us and move forward, in other words release our money blocks.

Here we have some pointers on how to meditate, plus some of our other guided meditations available.

Meditation practice can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. We encourage anyone who is unsure about practising meditative techniques to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with meditation.

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How to bring the balance back for the Equinox

Mabon is a wiccan festival symbolic of balance

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Welcome everyone to the equinox! The 21st of September (give or take some astro-maths) marks a point of the year at which light and darkness are in balance. There are even some names for this festival, which come from Wicca.

Mabon

For those of us enjoying the turn away from summer, this time of year is called Mabon. It’s the second celebration of the harvest, and is a celebration for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to gather for the coming winter months. It is a good time of year for observing the changing colours as nature prepares for winter. 

Ostara

For those in the southern hemisphere, this is the time of year called Ostara. It is symbolic of a time of new beginnings and of life emerging further from the grips of winter. It is a good time of year for spotting emerging leaves on the trees and for watching animals tend to their new young. 

Transition From Virgo to Libra

It’s not just Wiccans celebrating this time of year. As practitioners of astral magick, we’re interested in what the stars are up to, and so like to celebrate the equinox from that perspective.

At this point in the year, the sun is closing off its time in Virgo. Virgo symbolises the analytical, striving for perfection and thoroughness. The Sun is just about the enter Libra, symbolic of balance and fairness. The light and dark being in balance coinciding with the Sun’s journey towards Libra, invites us to bring the work/life balance back and look at what is getting in the way of the ability to maintain balance.

Bring the balance back

We invite you to take a peek under that rock and see what’s lurking. You can do this by grabbing some tarot or lenormand cards or simply asking the question of yourself. What is getting in the way of your work/life balance?

Just focus on the question, not the answer, and allow the intuitive parts to step up and reveal the answer to you in time. You can do this by closing your eyes (if you’re not using cards) and just pay attention to any thoughts, emotions or sensations in the body.

If you’re planning to use some tarot cards, just quietly sit and concentrate on the question. Just pull one or two cards, what does the imagery of the card tell you?

Sometimes the answer may come in the form of a dream. Just pay close attention to your dreams over the enxt few nights.

Once you’ve identified what is getting in the way of your work/life balance you can cast a spell to bring order back into your situation.

Spells under a minute: Knotty issues

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Want to learn simple spell casting? Here’s a quick spell to tap into inner wisdom and intuition to reveal answers to problems or issues.

All our correspondences, the days of the week that work best for certain kinds of magick and how we use the moon and planets are all included on our Casting Spells page.

We’ve also included a version of this spell with incantations here as a download.

Hopefully it goes without saying, but do not allow infants, children or any other vulnerable people to sleep with cord in their beds.

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Guided Meditation: Three good things

Recalling events and finding the positive in at least one aspect by Magenta School of Magick

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Tackling Depression Series

This is our final part of a three part series of meditative techniques in our Tackling Depression series.

Distracting the mind from ruminating or negative self talk can be useful tool in tackling depression. Even distracting the mind by recalling events that took place the day before can be helpful. In this meditation we are looking at what took place yesterday, even if all that happened was waking up and having something to eat. This is guided meditation to look at those activities or events, without judgement or pressure to feel any emotion, just to label one aspect as a ‘good thing’.

Here we have some pointers on how to meditate, plus some of our other guided meditations available.

Meditation practice, and this technique, can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. We encourage anyone who is unsure about practising this technique to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with this.

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Using planetary retrogrades in magick

The 12 houses wheel shows which starsigns rule each house by Magenta School of Magick

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What are retrogrades?

From our vantage point here on Earth, when we look up at the planets travelling along their orbits, it looks to us like our celestial neighbours are moving forwards in front of a band of stars (e.g the star signs).

So what is this retrograde thing?

“Retrograde” is a term used in astrology. When astrologers use this they are usually talking about a planet being “retrograde” or “in retrograde”. It means that, from our point of view on Earth, it looks as though planets start to spin backwards as they travel along their orbits. Of course, a planet doesn’t really move backwards or change the direction it’s spinning, it’s just an optical illusion. But it’s these moments when the planet appears to do something wacky like this that are important. Because when a planet isn’t travelling like it’s supposed to, it can interfere with the planet’s characteristics. Our article on astral magick gives more detail about these planetary and sign characteristics. 

When a planet is doing it’s moonwalk in front of a certain starsign, this is the bit of our human experience that this planet’s retrograde behaviour may be felt the most. This is because certain starsigns also rule different bits of our human experience.

Astrology is hard, so don’t worry if this feels complicated already. We have a table that shows which starsign rules which part of the human experience (or ‘house’ as it’s known in astrology) on our Casting spells page, if you want to get into the details of that a little more feel free. But imagine the planets are characters in a play. They have lines to say and basically act out the story in a certain way. When a planet is retrograde, then it’s as though the character has done something unexpected, maybe messed up their lines a bit or knocked the set over. Things in the play may get a little confused and messy!

When do planets go retrograde?

Everything except the Sun, Moon and Earth can, and does, go retrograde from time to time. Mercury is retrograde on average three times a year and because Mercury is the fastest moving planet, these periods last the shortest amount of time at about three weeks a pop. Venus goes retrograde every 18 months or so and these periods last about 42 days, give or take. Retrogrades for Mars pop up every couple of years and these can last anywhere between 58 days and 80 days.

Then we get towards the bigger planets. These planets go retrograde every year for ages, magickally speaking. Jupiter’s retrogrades last about 4 months. Saturn’s lasts a little longer at 4 and a half months. Uranus retrogrades last about 5 months. Neptune is retrograde about 5 and half to six months and Pluto spends half the year in retrograde.   

Retrogrades in astral magick

As we mentioned earlier, retrogrades in astrology can mean that the characteristics of a planet are at a bit of a standstill, sometimes even a little confusing or chaotic. This might be problematic when looking at electional charts to work out the best time to do something. 

But this is where astral magick can differ a little bit from astrology. Retrogrades within a certain starsign can be an advantage, magickally speaking. For example, if the spell is more introspective or if the approach required needs to be a little different, using the retrograde of a planet can serve the magick better.  

Using retrograde planets magickally

As of 14th September 2022, our publication date, pretty much everything is retrograde. Only Mars and Venus are travelling the solar system unretrograded. 

Mercury is retrograde in Libra at the moment (next week it’ll move its retrograde into Virgo) which means, right now, communication within relationships may be impacted. This might be a good time to counter this with spell work aimed at improving communication, balancing relationships or to work within a partnership in a different way.

Jupiter’s retrograde at the moment is in Aries (it will carry on its retrograde in Pisces in October) so right now, it could be useful for spell work aimed at undoing any false starts or premature endings. Jupiter in Aries could be useful for examining your own belief systems, the retrograde would bring this introspection to a deeper level.

Saturn is about halfway through its retrograde in Aquarius. Magickally speaking this might be a good time for a new way of leading, taking risks or and being comfortable outside the comfort zone. 

Uranus is currently retrograde in Taurus. This could lead to rocking the foundations connected with things of value. It might be a good time to counter this with spell work aimed at improving success or looking at possessions in a different light. 

Neptune is retrograde in Pisces until December. This is a great time to deepen spiritual connections, work with intuition spells and best of all it’s never been easier to reveal what has been hidden. 

Pluto’s retrograde in Capricorn ends in October which may be felt through changes to our place in the world. The retrograde is potentially the best time to work on any imposter syndrome issues, focus on making change happen or try to see change in a different way. 

Retrogrades don’t have to bad in magick

Remember astral magick isn’t the same as astrology. As long as you’ve noticed when a planet is retrograde, the information can all be used magickally. In astral magick, this means blending together a planet’s characteristics, with star signs characteristics and the different parts of our human experience (the astrological houses) to work out the best time to cast a spell. 

Astral magick utilises other magickal tools. Ingredients like planetary herbs to boost a planet’s power when it’s in a retrograde phase, incantations using the planet’s relative attributes and other ingredients all mean that retrogrades can be worked with, rather than worried about in magick.

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Spells under a minute: Home comforts

Improve a bad atmosphere at home with our spell by Magenta School of Magick

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Want to learn simple spell casting? Here’s a quick spell to get rid of a bad atmosphere at home.

All our correspondences, the days of the week that work best for certain kinds of magick and how we use the moon and planets are all included on our Casting Spells page.

We’ve also included a version of this spell with incantations here as a download.

If you have questions about this just reach out and ask. We’re happy to assist!

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Guided Meditation: Adding Value

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Tackling Depression Series

This is part two of a three part series of meditative techniques in our Tackling Depression series.

Cognitive distortions are those habitual ways of thinking that are negatively biased and often untrue. In this meditation we are looking at one commonly expressed thought that we don’t add value to other people. This is guided meditation to look at those thoughts and potentially reframing that thinking.

Here we have some pointers on how to meditate, plus some of our other guided meditations available.

Meditation practice, and this technique, can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. We encourage anyone who is unsure about practising this technique to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with this.

If you have questions about this just reach out and ask. We’re happy to assist!

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How to use candles in magick

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What is candle magick?

Candle magick is one of the simplest forms of spellcasting. This is where the candle is the main ingredient (besides you and your intention) so it doesn’t require an awful lot of chanting, herbs and ceremony. But, if you wanted to include that you certainly could!

In candle magick, the candle is often used in a ‘one and done’ capacity. This is because the candle may be inscribed with words pertaining to the spell and probably burned down completely. 

Choosing a candle

Start by choosing a candle. Size matters as bigger candles may take several days to burn down. Specialist ‘spell candles’ can be purchased as these can burn quicker than, say, dinner candles that have been bought for spell work. 

Colours for candle magick

Colour is an emotive tool and we previously went into a lot of detail about the colours of magick. The colours for the candles used in magick may not have the same meaning to all people.

So think about what colours matter to you and why. As long you have a list of the correspondences that work, that’s all that really matters. A lot of the colour correspondences used today get passed about like a meme, but just because it was on the Interwebs doesn’t mean it’s the one and only choice for you. 

In fact, we went one stage further and aligned the coloured candles we use with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. We don’t think this is widely practised, yet. You can use our method, or you can choose colours based on a method that works for you. 

How to use the candles in magick

Get to know your candle! By this we mean focus your intention on what you will be using this candle to do. For example, you could hold it in your hand and concentrate your thoughts on the desired outcome. 

You can summarise this outcome in one word so that this word can be inscribed onto the candle itself. Lighting the candle usually starts the spell casting bit.

You can use the flame of the candle, perhaps as a focus point or to burn other objects if you’re using other ingredients in the spell. You can incorporate the melting wax from the candle in some way as part of the ritual. 

If you can’t use real candles we have some virtual candles you can use. These have a ‘burn time’ on average of about 30 minutes. This means this is how long the virtual candle flame is present on the screen. You can substitute writing on this virtual candle with using coloured paper that matches the coloured candle. 

Whether virtual or real world, say your incantations as the flame is lit and focus your thoughts on what the outcome will look like for you. Once the candle has burned down (or the virtual candle has ended) the spell is cast. 

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Spells under a minute: Change and transformation

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Want to learn simple spell casting? Here’s a quick spell to bring about a revolution. Ok, a personal revolution as a welcome change to a situation that is due for a shake up.

All our correspondences, the days of the week that work best for certain kinds of magick and how we use the moon and planets are all included on our Casting Spells page.

We’ve also included a version of this spell with incantations here as a download.

If you have questions about this just reach out and ask. We’re happy to assist!

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