For the last *looks around suddenly aware that I’ve lost all concept of time* however many days, I’ve done almost nothing expect sit in front of my computer and painstakingly file for permits, reach out to wholesalers, start a new Instagram page for the business (you should go check that out by the way @mothermoonsunlightsister) to the point where my back is killing me and my butt falls asleep regularly.
But I can honestly say that it is all worth it. I have a few hundred *pause to pat self on back* items already up for sale and I’m in the process of putting together ritual box sets, and EVENTUALLY start a subscription box option.
I’m so glad to have been given the opportunity to be able to do this, to even have the time to do it! I’m unimaginably thankful for Goddess leading me here and showing me that I CAN do this… and you can too. Whatever it is that you’ve been putting off, the dream you have that you always brush away like smoke in the air, DO THAT.
No, it won’t be easy, but you know what it WILL be?
Sorry I’ve been absent the past few days, I started a business.
Yeah, you read that correctly. I’m apparently crazy enough to add more to my work load. Between being a Mother, a Wife, The Farm, this Blog and now…*insert dramatic drum roll*… http://www.mothermoonsunlightsister.com is my official online store, I’m currently on the lookout for Metaphysical, Pagan, and bohemian styled Wholesale shops to partner with, so keep your eyes peeled for updated inventory as the week goes on. If you are a shop owner, artist, author or other interested creator who would like to partner with me let me know!
I’m excited for this opportunity and new venture! I’m off to work on orders for now but I’ll be back tomorrow. Xoxo, Mother Moon
Witchcraft, as with most things in our lives, can be as extravagant or as simple as we like. That may not be a ‘popular’ statement, but I promise you it’s true. You absolutely can spend your money on hand carved Altars, gorgeous gems and crystals, handmade beeswax spell candles and so much more… but you don’t HAVE to. Growing up in a big family and now having kids of my own I’ve learned over the years how to make a dollar stretch! So I’ve compiled a list of cheaper (and cheapest!) alternatives to those items on your wishlist to get you by in the meantime.
If you’re anything like me, then you have a collection of intricately carved candles that you just cant bring yourself to burn. BONUS POINTS if you bought said candle and your reasoning for doing so was to have it for a ritual then decided it was just too pretty to light. Fret not! Drop by your local Dollar Store where you can find THE CHEAPEST all purpose candles! I’m talking packs of tea lights for A DOLLAR! In a pinch and need a candle now? Dig around in your handy dandy junk drawer for a birthday candle and tada! *Mini Magick*
While I will always advocate for local or fair trade herbs or better yet growing your own, I understand that not everyone has the opportunity to shop as such. The solution? The baking section of your local Supermarket. Here you can find what you will need for most correspondence.
Candle holders, censers, dishes and the like
My all time favorite place to find these items are second hand shops/thrift stores. I have found antique silver candle holders, silver plates that I use as a censer, wooden bowls, I even found a Besom once! -AND I NEVER SPENT FOR THAN $5 FOR ANY OF THESE ITEMS- The opportunities are endless here because these stores are always getting new items. Try to make a habit of popping in one and having a look around before committing to purchasing a brand new, more expensive item somewhere else.
Journals, Book oF Shadows & Grimories
Quite possibly the hardest thing to shop for. Most of us find one and fall in love with it because it’s beautiful, impulse buy it and then refuse to write in it because we don;t want to ‘mess it up’ but let me give a little word of advice here… Nothing is Magickal until you make it so. If you don’t write in it, fill it’s pages with your thoughts, art, collages, dried flowers or poems.. then why buy it? So I suggest purchasing a cheap sketch book, or even a regular ole notebook and MAKE IT MAGICK. Put your artistic mind to work. Not artsy? Find images you like in magazines, print them off, or even use stickers to create a cover or pages that inspire you!
Books and other RESOURCES
If you don’t listen to anything else I say, listen to this, use Thriftbooks.com ! Here you can purchase new and previously loved books, dvds and textbooks. It will save you money, and you can grow your library for a fraction of the cost!
Happy shopping my Darlings. If you do decide to go out and purchase items at this time, please remember to practice Social Distancing, wash your hands, sanitize all items when you return home and be smart!
I have always believed in The Old Gods. For as long as I can remember I have known that Paganism (although not knowing it had a name) was my Faith. My tender childhood days were spent talking to the trees, making little houses for fairies, braiding dandelion crowns and pretending Dragons lived in my backyard. At some point in my youth I recognized the difference between my mythical ‘friends’ and the overwhelming feminine power that had woken within me.
I have practiced Witchcraft in some capacity for as long as I can remember and I am so very blessed to have been raised in a family where this wasn’t cause for alarm or anger. My parent’s have always been very aware of the fact that I was cut from a different cloth than most, and when you factor in that my Grandmother is also a Witch…well… let’s just say nobody was surprised when my sister and I started our own little ‘coven’ at the grand old age of 5 & 7. I continued my practice into adulthood and more or less focused on The Craft and not so much on my Faith, not for any particular reason really, just that my Craft was enough for me at the time and I didn’t feel especially connected to any Gods or Goddesses. Then in 2017 I hit my lowest point in life and everything I knew got turned completely inside out. I had to walk away from a situation that was no longer safe for my children or myself, giving up my home, stability and everything I had spent the last 5 years of my sobriety building.
That’s when Goddess found me.
Alone, broken, empty and lost, Hekate reached out to me. Goddess of the Crossroads, Torch Bearer, Light Bringer, World Soul, Keeper of Keys, Goddess of the Sky, Sea and Earth, Mother of Witches The Many Faced One she found me and she saved me
For three years I have honoured her and have received so many amazing blessings. I have thanked her for all that I have been given, and asked her to lead me through the difficult times. Our Great Mother has always listened, always showed her face to me in my time of need, and always taken what I have freely offered. In our home we have two main Altars, one for the home, decorated according to lunar phase, ritual needed, season or Sabbat. The other is Hekate’s.
She is not the type of Deity who softly nudges you back on track, anyone who works with her can attest to this. She sees our Souls, tends to the fires that burn within us to bring forth great and amazing things, the same way she will snuff that flame out if you don’t do the right thing. Much like any other Mother, she loves fiercely and expects you to act like you have some sense. She is a Healer as much as she is a Destroyer and to call upon her in half measure is never recommended. It pleases me to see that Hekate has received more attention lately, be it in Movies (If you haven’t seen the Hekate scene in Season 3 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, google it right now, it moved me to tears) or within the Pagan Community, she has had a sudden resurgence and I know that it’s only getting started. Goddess, in all her terrifying glory is awake and she is here. Her Witches hear her call, we bask in her golden light and know that we are sacred. We have joined together in prayer, in love and in trust to heal those with broken hearts, ease the suffering of those less fortunate, and raise up anyone who will take Her hand. She is here. She always has been and she always will be.