As the days have begun to shorten, and the sun appears lower in the sky we are entering the Reign of Cailleach and nature lets go. Her dark forests teach us to move our energy to our roots. In this lesson, we go within, listen, and reflect as we are nourished by the stillness of the Crones Wisdom.
As we walk the pathway along the edge of winter toward inner wisdom, Cailleach demands the culling of old-growth for the restoration of balance. She challenges you to humble worldly desires and focus on the greater good of humanity. In doing so, she blesses the release of what is no longer needed and bestows the promise of renewal. Along the way, she is also the guardian of the seed and the keeper of the essential life force. In her keep, she instills the very essence of power that will soon emerge within.
I invite you to join us in participating in preparing our minds and hearts for a deepening through any of the curated rituals this month. Each is dedicated in honor of the Goddess Cailleach in one way or another. Below you will find my personal prayer to Cailleach so you can understand the relationship I have with her and the direction I can go with respect to a Feast with Cailleach. Further below, a short description of each ritual/subscription. Prayer to Cailleach -From my personal book of prayers and other poetry
My dear and wise Grandmother Cailleach, Veiled One, Old Woman of the Spells, Mother of Mountains, Goddess of Winter, Ancient Crone of Wisdom, Lady of Beasts, Blue Hag whose winter brings the spring, and in death, is endlessly renewed.
You have lived through so much, survived many people and years. Your old soul is pouring with wisdom. Wisdomthat taught me to respect the fragile nature of life. After all, it was your storms and showers of stones that shattered me into love. Nevertheless, it was in kindness, compassion and without judgment. This is the flood and ebb in which you speak. In which you place in the highest regard. And then, in the liminal stillness, you taught me perspective, empathy, and balance.
From crone to maiden, maiden to crone, the shifting seasons is the bestowal of your sovereignty. You are the force maintaining the necessary balance between human needs and the requirements of the wild. I am grateful to you for all that you have taught me, but what I am most grateful for is creating my mother and my mother’s mother. I love everybody and everyone you have made and am so blessed to be of yours.
Wolf of my wolves, well of my waters, Cailleach. Help me in my fight against my lowest self. Help me heal the traumas from which I suffer. Help me fight against the exploitation of our lands and natural resources as well as the people and animals that dwell upon them. Wolf of my wolves, well of my waters, Cailleach.
The November rituals will be curated as followed: Ritual Tea Subscription: Crones Wisdom - a tea ritual of roots and their energy. Monthly Meditation: Dark Forest Seeker, the return and remembrance of authenticity. Crystal Alchemy: Lady of Beasts, a candle spell, and ritual invoking the Goddess Cailleach to aid in protecting our wild animals and natural resources. Seasonal Series, The Witches Feast: The Reign of Cailleach celebrates the enchanting season of shapeshifting power and personal transformation that is Cailleach. The Witches Trunk: Is a goodie/gift box and not part of the curated rituals...BUT I have to admit, I often align the energy of the items with the overall monthly theme.
We work through the elemental portal of air when we meditate. Air is the power of the mind, the force of intellect, inspiration, imagination. It is difficult to let those lights shine if they’re being blocked by fear and limited thinking. This month, we will work to release the inhibitions and blockages caused by fear. We will do exercises such as the temporal tap and some worksheets I have created to help rewire the thought process.
The monthly meditation includes 1 focus crystal and either loose herbals, incense or tealight candles with a written contemplative meditation.
Monthly Tea Ritual
Creating healing tea rituals that flow with the wellspring of life as we pay homage to the moon, fertility, dreams, friendships, and transformation. Water is the first element necessary to create and sustain life. Water can store memory just as crystals do and are powerful conductors of electricity. Our Monthly Tea Ritual is curated to help you be a better conductor, sustainer of life and carrier of purity and healing.
All three months of Tea ritual will focus on creating enchanting teas for intuitive leaf reading (no book cheats) with a partner or as a group. The tea volume is going to be doubled (no additional cost). Divination has always reigned supreme at witches feasts and is tons of fun.
Monthly Crystal Alchemy
Fire provides the spark for creativity, love, and transformation. The essence this subscription is crafting magick through crystal alchemy to actively pursue our passion, intimacy, sensuality, and purpose. As we work with the element of creation, destruction, purification and transmutation, the Monthly Crystal Alchemy is curated to help you identify that which is inside of you is ready to manifest, release, and balance.
The Monthly Crystal Alchemy typically includes 1 focus crystal combined with an alchemy oil, ritual oil or other herbal liquid for ritual and spell work.
The Seasonal Series Large box (Formerly, The Summer Reflection Ritual)
For the fall season, I will refer to this subscription as the Feast. Over summer, we reflected. We took the much-needed time took to calm ourselves and go within…but now, it’s time to feast! I still plan to create floral essences for each month as the main seasonal spiritual guide. When done correctly, floral essences are potent lightworkers! I realize I need to create a guide for you on this. It will come separate from the box though.
The rest will include enchanted Home & Hearth goods. All Kitchen Witch stuff that we can use to create an enchanting home and magickal spaces in big celebrations, specifically at Samhain, and for simple daily meals. Throughout the three months, we will celebrate Samhain, and the Feasts of Hecate & Cailleach.