Pendulum Work & GRAND OPENING

Yeah, I’m not sure, either

Happy (U.S.) Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for the support of all of you who have been watching my videos and reading my blogs! There are some changes afoot, namely, I’ll be redirecting from to! That’s right, I have my own domain!

Even more exciting, at least for me, is the Grand Opening of The Witchery, my very own shop for all things KWOS and Witchery! Currently, I have anointing oils and loose incenses for the sabbats (except Ostara because I don’t have some of the things I need for it), 10-packs of 33mm charcoal disks, and the simple KWOS-brand Pendulum Board used in today’s video! If you’d like to download the printable pendulum board, it’s $1.00–but you know what else you can get for $1.00? Access to my discord channel by supporting me on Patreon! And for just $5/mo, you can also get access to exclusive Patreon-only content (like a video that features Cameraman Ken, released earlier this morning)! There will be exclusive discounts for Patreon supporters, as well.

Eventually, the store will also have custom altar cloths (specific to the sabbats) which are handmade by me; custom, physical pendulum boards, KWOS attire (such as aprons and oven mits), and much more.

But enough about the excitement that is this new chapter of KWOS and more about pendulums and pendulum boards!

For me, pendulums have always had an odd place in my heard. Growing up in a very fundamentalist environment, I was always taught such things were bad. So, imagine my surprise when I went to my first metaphysical shop to get essential oils for a project I was working on, when the crystal featured in this video nearly leapt of the rack at me!

I could feel its vibrations. I could hear it calling to me. When started sifting through the crystals, it was quivering. When I brushed against it, I felt a surge of electricity rush through me and I knew it was The One. It is my favorite pendulum (noted by the fact it is not one of the missing other two), and it has never steered me wrong. Ornery as it may be (like its manipulator), it gives the answers it believes is correct and best to the questions asked.

It’s pants at locating missing items, though. Note the still-missing other two crystals.

To use the pendulum board, print it off and place it on a flat surface (any flat surface will do). Ground and center yourself, focusing your intentions. When you are ready, hold your pendulum out from your body and say, “Show me a Yes.” Allow the pendulum to move in whatever manner it has selected to designate yes. Follow that desire with, “Show me a No,” and allow it to do so. This way, you will be prepared just in case your pendulum decides to be ornery and not follow the notations on the pendulum board.

Now, hold your pendulum over the center of the pendulum board and focus your intention. Ask your yes/no question and allow the pendulum to move where it needs. You will notice there are two Yes, two No, two Maybe, and two Uncertain on the board. Each has a significance.

YesBottom = This is a new path that you must go down (Yes, don’t be scared) // Top = Time to push forward with this (Yes!!)

NoRight = Have strength and don’t give up (No, right now…) // Left = Let it go, it no longer serves you (No.)

UnknownBottom Right = It’s time to try some manifestation to make things happen (Affirmations, visualizations, etc) // Upper Left = Practice gratitude and review lessons previously learned (You’re missing something important; reflect)

MaybeBottom Left = Only you can inspire action and create options (This is completely in your hands) // Top Right = More needs to be released in order to find clarity (You aren’t sure what you want, perhaps there’s trauma you need to address?)

If you’re looking for more probing questions, I would recommend a more detailed pendulum board. Many resemble spirit boards with letters and numbers on them for the crystal to spell out answers for you. I will, eventually, offer this type in my shop, as well. You would use them in the same way, writing down the letters/numbers the pendulum points to.

I hope you found this video and post useful! Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think! Also, feel free to share this with others. Have a blessed Thanksgiving (if you’re in the U.S.) and we’ll be back with more next week!

Blessed be.

Dressing & Stuffing a Turkey

I know I’m going to get stuff under my nails….

Originally, this was going to be two separate videos. Cameraman Ken suggested just making it one video both for content and my sanity. I also got a new toy that we were playing with throughout this video–it’s a light ring. Let me know if it helps the lighting at all? I don’t normally watch my own videos until a lot later, so commenting or, if you’re a Patron, pinging me on Discord is the way to go.

First of all, what is the difference between stuffing and dressing? Technically, stuffing gets stuffed into whatever you’re stuffing and dressing is baked on the side or in its own container. The recipe in this video is, obviously, stuffing from Primal Palate, one of my go-to websites for Paleo/Primal dieting. We’ve been stuffing meats since the medieval times, honestly. I had stuffed tilapia the other night for Fish Friday. It’s not a new concept. Dressing is simply how a meat is prepared. Salting, peppering, and dry rubbing a steak are how you dress the steak. When did this get confusing? The Victorian era. Everyone was so prudish–which was funny because Queen Victoria herself, was not. They also, apparently, had the humor of a 9-year old boy and found the term “stuffing” to be mildly offensive–especially when it came to birds. If you need a little help with that one, I’ll just leave this post here and say no more.

So, “stuffing” became “dressing,” despite it still being shoved into the carcass of a bird. They really confused everyone, but now it’s more of a regional thing. Some place–I think the South–refer to stuffing as anything with bread in it and dressing as anything else. I think? I don’t know. I use the terms to indicate if the dish has been cooked inside the meat or if it’s been casserole’d, basically. So, you’ll notice in this video, I talk about the stuffing inside the chicken, but the dressing in the casserole dish. That’s just for clarity. For me, they’re pretty interchangeable. Especially since I can’t have regular bread and any bread I make molds before it goes stale.

When it comes to dressing a bird, there’s so many different things you can do. I’m using a chicken for this video because I don’t have room for a turkey in my fridge. Truth be told, I barely had room for the chicken! I don’t like skin. I can’t think of a single animal whose skin I eat. I don’t like the texture and it’s just… icky. So, I have Cameraman Ken remove it for me while I prep up other things I’m going to need for dressing my fowl. So, if you like skin, my recommendation is to peel it back and put small cubes of butter under the skin to help keep the bird moist and crisp up the skin. Rub it down with salt and pepper and any other spices you’re using, and make sure to get the inside of it, as well. Stuff your bird, and then tie its legs together. I was struggling, mostly because my brain shut off almost completely and I couldn’t figure out how to tie the legs. Cameraman Ken says to do a Figure-8…which I then had to figure out how to do because my brain was just done.

I can’t remember if I said this, but you’re going to roast your chicken or turkey for 20 minutes per pound (so a 6lb bird goes for 120 minutes, or 2 hours) at 325F. Please note, your bird is not done until it reaches an internal temperature of 165F at the thickest part of the meat. The USFDA doesn’t recommend stuffing turkeys or chickens because of “Food Safety,” meaning a lot of people just take out the bird when the timer goes off instead of verifying it’s safe to eat. Get yourself a meat thermometer and use it. Clean it off after each use to avoid bacteria and transfer.

Make sure to stay tuned for more Thanksgiving-related cooking and projects, and if you’re not already a Patron, consider becoming one and, as always, thank you for your support!

PS: It’s my parents’ 54th Wedding Anniversary today! Congratulations, Mum & Dad!

Hypocras & Mulling Spices

Jazz Hands!

As the weather turns colder, our drinks turn warmer–whether through heating them (like hot chocolate) or adding spices to them (like mulled apple cider or mulled wine). Mulling spices are a good and simple gift for people who like the taste of the fall and winter holidays. This recipe calls for about a cup of mulling spices, 12 9-inch circles of cheesecloth, 4-ish 9-inch lengths of a natural fiber yarn (such as cotton or bamboo), and two 8-ounce mason jars. There’s no set amount of each spice to use in your mulling spices. You’ll just need to break up your cinnamon sticks and, likely, your star anise. Everything else is perfectly fine as it is.

You’re going to put about 2-3T of the spice blend in the center of your 9″ circle, then pull up the edges and tie them up to make a little pouch. Put that into your mason jar and do it again! Make sure you’re tripling up on the cheesecloth! Stuff these little bags of heaven into your mason jars and then you can cut out a piece of cardstock to write your message of cheer on and stick it over the lid, under the band (to hold it in place). You can add a ribbon with bells and mini pinecones if you want, but it isn’t necessary. Voila! The perfect, simple gift for the holidays!

But, how do you use it?!

Easy. If you want to add some spice to your apple cider, simply pour your cider (about 1 quart should be plenty) into a pot, add your bag of spices, and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Discard the bag and enjoy some mulled cider. The same can be done with wine or grape juice.

Speaking of spiced wines… Hypcoras is a medieval spiced wine that actually dates back to at least the Roman era! My friend over at Tasting History has a great video on the history and making of Hippocras (better than this one, for sure)! Romans enjoyed spiced wines, but the recipes weren’t always written down. The oldest extent recipe for a spiced wine dates to approximately 1340. It was called a piment and is what Hippocras developed from. There are many, many, many recipes about on the web for Hippocras. There are some that are very complex and some that are quite simple–like the one I made here. Hippocras/Hypocras/Ipocras/etc. is only as good as the wine you use. Mine is a very inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon that is a bit sweeter than other Cabs I enjoy. To that end, I only used 2T of Swerve sweetener–and even then was hesitant! You should let it stand for at least two hours before straining and the preference is that it stands overnight. Despite the amount of sweetener in it, the Powder Douce is the stronger flavor and makes this drink a good mix of spicy and sweet. Hippocras can also be made with grape juice, but you will definitely want to adjust the sweetener for that (or just eliminate the extra).

Normally, I reserve my alcohol videos for my Patrons. If you’re not supporting me there, head over now and select your level of support! If you want to just tip me, $1/mo will get you access to my Discord server and the live streams I do there. If you want more content, $5 will grant you access to videos and blogs specifically for my Patrons! You may even get to see Cameraman Ken, too, on air!

That’s all for now. Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again. Blessed be.

Homemade Condiments

My favorite sweater…

I enjoy making my own condiments. I know exactly what’s going into them and I can customize them to my own taste. Honestly, I wanted to make a couple of other ketchups and mustards, but I didn’t have some of the ingredients I needed and I was very quickly running out of spoons.

I woke up in a massive pain flare. Like, I had to use my wheelchair when we went out, today, and I had to take NSAIDs in order to function at 60%. It was not a good day. I have several things I need to get done, too, and I just don’t have the focus or energy to do them.

At least I have one-serving bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon, gin, homemade tonic syrup, and a few other things to make tasty adult beverages (don’t worry, it’s been hours since I took pain meds; they only took the edge off, anyway).

So, the condiment recipes can be found here. I have made the rich, deep-flavored ketchup before and, honestly, it’s my favorite. But I do like the simple ketchup. While filming another video for later, I actually ended up making making more ketchup to use up my tomato paste. So, I gave it to my upstairs neighbors. Then decided to make them a container of mustard, as well. They were very excited. I also owe them eggnog.

The simple ketchup and the simple mustard really are simple. If you’re going to make the BBQ Sauce, I’d recommend whipping up the simple versions of the ketchup and mustard and using them in your BBQ Sauce. If you’re feeling particularly fancy, whip up the deep-flavored ketchup and the whole grain mustard and use those. There is a recipe for making your own Worchester sauce, however, if you stick with the Lea & Perrins, you’ll be fine as they are a gluten-free brand (and also the best, in my opinion).

I always add hot sauce to my BBQ Sauce. I want it spicy! So, I used the Torchbearer Sauces’ Garlic Reaper sauce and I was not disappointed!! I will be visiting my folks over Christmas this year, and I fully expect to go to the mall in Harrisburg and buy up some of their sauces! I mean, my mom gets Cameraman Ken the Zombie Apocalypse sauce every year for Christmas, but there are a few others we really want to sample.

If you went to the Paleo Leap’s site for the link for the condiments, you’ll see a lacto-fermented dill relish and a traditionally fermented horseradish. I’ve made both of these and I will tell you, they are fantastic. My neighbors were all very appreciative, as well. Well, for the dill relish. It’s been a few years since I made the horseradish. I really should do that again. Anyway!

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Samhain Ritual for Solo or Group

…I am so directionally challenged, it’s amazing I can cast a circle.

One-shot video. Usually never my best ideas, but it’s what happens when I try to do rituals for videos. And yes, this is my Sally dress. I thought it was appropriate for a ritual to honor the dead.

For this ritual, you will need a black chord/ribbon/string/yarn/etc, a white chord/ribbon/string/yarn/etc, and a red chord/ribbon/string/yarn/etc in a length comfortable for you and your timing for performing the ritual.

If you do not know how to cast a circle, or you are looking for a Sabbat-specific circle cast, the following is something you could do:

North: The North is a place of cold,
And the earth is silent and dark.
Spirits of the Earth, we welcome you,
Knowing you will envelope us in death.

East: The East is a land of new beginnings,
The place where breath begins.
Spirits of air, we call upon you,
Knowing you will be with us as we depart life.

South: The South is a land of sunlight and fire,
And your flames guide us through the cycles of life.
Spirits of fire, we welcome you,
Knowing you will transform us in death.

West: The West is a place of underground rivers,
And the sea is a never-ending, rolling tide.
Spirits of water, we welcome you,
Knowing you will carry us through the ebbs and flows of our life.

I linked the ritual in the first paragraph above. This isn’t my ritual; I chose this one first for a Halloween Party I was asked to “Shepherd” during and decided it was a very appropriate and simple ritual I could do indoors. There are many different rituals and invocations, prayers, etc, that you can do for Samhain. I, personally, shy away from rituals that would require me to have a “spotter” because that just means I have to get mean with entities and firmly enforce my boundaries. Sure, I can channel and communicate with the deceased, that doesn’t mean I want them popping into my body whenever they feel like it. The same goes for deities and such. My body, my rules. You can’t just shove my spirit to the side and take over, yo! This is something that has happened to me in the recent past and I was actually sick for two days from it. So, no thank you and good day.

Anyway! Samhain is also one of the best times for divination work. Whatever method of divination you prefer, cast your circle for added protection, drink your tea, and mediate into your headspace to begin your work. I don’t normally seek out divinations, personally, but this year–since I’m stuck at home–I may try some dousing or maybe even try my hand at scrying or Tarot. We’ll see. I may make a blog post about for my Patreons. If you enjoy these blogs and videos, please consider supporting me over there! There’s some Patron-only content that you may find interesting! Even just $1/mo helps me produce these videos and blog posts. Plus, you’ll get instant access to my Discord server and you can play with my Helios cat-bot who can do divinations and such for you!

But, for now, please have a blessed and safe, socially distant Samhain. We’ll be back next week with some more videos and start talking about Yuletide a bit later into November. Blessed be!

Samhain Bath Salts

“To everything, turn! Turn! Turn!”

Here we are with another bath salts video! This craft comes from the Llewellyn’s Essentials book, Samhain. This is not my original recipe. Mostly because I don’t like Vetiver and am really unsure why I even own Vetiver–and yet I have TWO BOTTLES of it in my collection! D:


I think if I were going to make a bath salts for the season, I would use cinnamon, clove, ginger, and orange; though, I do like the camphor in this. But, as we did with the divination potion, let’s break down the essential oils used in this blend to understand their purpose for existing (including Vetiver. It has a purpose…it has to).

Basil. Basil is good for brining harmony and balance. It was considered a romantic herb in Italy and, therefore, used as a component of love spells and charms. It also is a mood lifter, which is appropriate as we head into the Darkness of the Winter months when many people are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). It also is one of the herbs or essential oil fragrances used awakening your higher awareness and opening up your understanding, clearing the mind, allowing contact to spirits and spirit beings–definitely a boon to your Samhain or Beltane practices! The veil is thin between this life and the afterlife.

Camphor. Camphor, too, is an uplifting scent, assisting with lightening and brightening a low mood. It also causes a sense of liberation or freedom and is a noted ingredient in things like Vick’s Vapor Rub. Spiritually speaking, camphor has been used as a soul cleanser or purifier; it is the guardian of rebirth and offers spiritual protection–also a very good thing during the time of thinning veils!

Vetiver. I give vetiver a hard time. Because it smells like alfalfa to me and I have bad memories associated with that scent, so it smells terrible to me. This is my personal feeling about vetiver. It really does have some excellent benefits, however. It’s actually good for combating some of the symptoms of ADHD and anxiety; it is an anti-inflammatory; can be used to cool and sooth sunburn (though, I have found better oils for this, personally); and can help in the healing of acne and scarring–including stretchmarks! So, it really is useful. Because I don’t like the scent, however, I have found a number of other essential oils that smell better and have the same functions and properties. It, too, has grounding properties and offers protection from negativity. Also, it’s a mood-lifter.

So, this entire bath salts package is meant to be an uplifting and relaxing salt soak. If I wanted to keep this bath salts intact, but swap out vetiver, I would use a few drops of Helichrysum, which offers awareness, calm, and inspires creativity and intuitive processes. Also, it’s an anti-inflammatory and has an earthy aroma (Vetiver is an earthy aroma, but smells more exotic and grassy and very strong; Helichrysum is a sweeter and lighter aroma).

So, that’s it! That’s my post for the Samhain Salt Bath! I know there’s one for Yule, as well. I made it last year and it was glorious! I can’t wait to share that one with you in December!

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Blessed be, my Witchlettes!

Samhain Relaxing Potion

Fun with herbs…

This potion is for helping you to relax and clear your mind to prepare for doing divination work. I, personally, do not use potions or anything like that, so to me, this is just a super bitter tea that requires liquid stevia to be drinkable. That is your warning.

Let’s talk about the ingredients, though. We have Kava Root, Mugwort, Meadowsweat, and dried orange peel, plus your boiling water for steeping. Each of these ingredients have various spiritual properties as well as health properties.

Mugwort. Mugwort is one of the most popular herbs from the Witch’s Garden. It does have a very long history and is most commonly known for providing the bitterness to medieval beers (called gruit beers). Mugwort was also used, medicinally, to help aid with sleep, the immune system, digestion, and stress reduction. For its spiritual (or magickal, if you prefer) properties, it amplifies psychic vision and could cause prophetic dreams. It’s representative of the Goddess as Crone, encouraging wisdom and foresight or observation–especially useful during divination when confronting difficult truths. It’s not exactly psychoactive, but if you’re sensitive to thujone, which is the main component, then you’re gonna have some fun, I suppose. This is what makes the tea bitter.

Meadowsweet. Meadowsweet was the precursor to asprin because this herb contains salicylic acid (reportedly, this was discovered in 1835). Therefore, Meadowsweet is a good anti-inflammatory and pain reducer, especially for rheumatism, arthritis, and such. It also helps control hyperacidity and heartburn along with peptic ulcers, gastritis, and vomiting. Spiritually, this herb is used for protection from evil influences and promotes love, balance, and harmony. It has mild sedative properties, which are useful if you trance out when doing divination work.

Kava Root. Kava root comes from the South Pacific Islands and is a relative of the pepper family. Even in ancient times, the kava root was used in religious ceremonies as an ingredient in a drink. When consumed in excess, it has a similar effect as drinking alcohol. The natives realized the root had calming effects, so they began using it as a mind and muscle relaxer, relieving symptoms of anxiety, relieving aches and pains, and preventing nervous tension. Spiritual properties are actually similar to medicinal properties as one should be relaxed and clear-minded when conducting divination or spellwork.

Dried Orange Peel. Orange, in relation to health, is well known to have healing and preventative properties–such as being an excellent source of Vitamin C. Spiritual properties of orange include love and happiness, purification, clarity, and energy. By adding this into your potion, you’re purifying your mind and allowing clarity to rule while consulting your Tarot or Oracle cards (or whatever divination tool you prefer) or when you’re casting.

Again, I’m not a fan of bitter teas. The stevia did help to balance everything and you don’t really need a lot. If I’m going to drink a potion (or 3) to aid my clarity for divination, I want to enjoy it! But, please, do remember to consume this potion responsibly by not consuming more than 3 in an evening and not driving or operating machinery for at least an hour after your last one.

Let me know if you make this and how it works for you!

Portable Altar & How to Cast a Magic Circle

It’s been a busy week…

First of all, apologies that this video is late. It’s been a busy week! Another gig I have going on is for burlesque and I just found out that I’ll be debuting on November 12 (if you buy tickets, use the code LAVINIA for a $5 discount)! I’ve been frantically trying to find a space to rent to record my act and find a videographer!

But, anyway!

Portable altars are super awesome. I especially take them with me when I travel–you never know when you’ll need one! I purchased a set of tins from Amazon, then used acrylic paint on them. As you can see, the paint chips pretty easily, but, it’s fine for me. You can decorate these with anything you’d like. You can even just use an empty Altoids tin, if you’d like.

You’ll want to include some sort of representation of the directions/elements. I, personally, use a crystal for earth, sea shells for water, incense cones (but, I’m switching to feathers) for air, and a tea light for fire. I also keep a mini Bic lighter and a small bell in there. There are a bunch of things you can put into it, including a swatch of cloth for an altar cloth, if you’re so inclined.

When you set up your altar for casting your magic circle, don’t do what I did and flip North and South. North is where you place Earth, not fire. South is where you place Fire, not earth. East is Air; West is Water. In the grander scheme, I’m sure it doesn’t matter. The Guardians still came, but it does explain why they were snickering. Regardless, there are many ways to cast a Magic Circle, and many reasons. I cast one when I want to be protected from other entities because I am, among other things, a medium. Spirits talk to me frequently, sometimes even through me–and sometimes without consent because they don’t know any better! So, a Magic Circle offers me some protection against outside forces. The Circle can be as big or as small as you need it. When I deal with banishments, I tend to extend the circle to the entire house and grounds; simple spell work is usually just the room where it happens, and sometimes, not at all. I don’t tend to cast Circles for when I’m cooking. I just focus intent; Hestia’s personal altar is in my kitchen, so I don’t really have to do too much. She’s already there.

As we move toward the New Year (Samhain), I will start doing a few more videos for Sabbat-specific rituals, crafts, etc. If there is anything specific you’d like to see or have me write about, please feel free to leave a comment–here or on the video! Also consider checking out my Patreon and supporting me in my endeavors to entertain and educate!

…now, back to rehearsing for a karaoke sing-through of Hamilton tonight, and for my burlesque act!

DIY HE “Enchanted” Laundry Detergent


It’s been an interesting past few weeks. I made sure to have a backlog of videos while Cameraman Ken was being a caretaker for a friend and her kids–however, he’s still not finished with that assignment and I am a little ball of stress! So, you get a video of me making High-Efficiency Enchanted Laundry Soap!

I actually really like making my own laundry soap. I don’t break out when I use my own stuff. The first time I made this, I didn’t use the right kind of bar soap, so it isn’t quite as effective as it could be. And, after a few uses, I decided I didn’t like the scent profile I chose.

So, what do I mean when I say “Enchanted” laundry soap? There are several ways to approach this and all of them really come down to this: Intention. You can craft a spell to recite over your detergent; you can imbue it as you mix with your own energies; you can simply set the intention when you start the process; you can use the “magical” properties of the essential oils as the only enchantment. It’s really up to you. As you can see in the video, I just imbue as I stir.

Examples of essential oils and their properties include:

  • Peppermint – purification, healing, peace
  • Eucalyptus – protection, fresh energy, healing, purification
  • Lavender – love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, peace
  • Lemon – cleansing, spiritual opening, purification
  • Lime – purification, protection, calm, tranquility, love
  • Pine – new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, growth, cleansing, purification, repelling negativity
  • Ylang Ylang – peace, love, calm
  • Patchouli – propserity, love, grounding, spirituality

These are just some examples. Each of these also have mundane properties. Peppermint and Eucalyptus are both used as air fresheners, pest deterrents, and antibacterial/germicides. Pine is good for surface cleansers because it kills yeast spores, E. coli, and other household germs; combine with Thyme, which is powerful against salmonella, and you have a nice-smelling surface cleanser. When I wash my floors, I look at both the mundane and magickal properties of my oils and decide what it is I need and want for my home. Typically, I end up using a blend of Pine, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang (an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic). Floor cleaner is a make-as-needed item. Just mix a quarter cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and about 16 total drops of EOs into one gallon of water, then go to town on your floors.

So, there you have it! This will also save you money in the long-run–and reduce the amount of waste we put out into the environment. As a pagan Christian, I feel it is my responsibility to love my fellow human to the best of my abilities and preserve the environment to the best of my abilities. Black Lives Matter. Climate Change is Real. Where a Mask. Wash Your Damn Hands.

Mabon Ritual: Solitary Practitioner

Featuring, my boobs.

During the time of filming this video, Cameramen Ken was out of town. So, I had to do this myself. And it occurred to me that I really don’t have a clue as to what I’m doing. Plus, I’m not comfortable being by myself doing my practice outside. At least not near my neighbors. Who don’t wear masks or use social distancing. I thought everyone was gone, but no! I had neighbor aggro.

Oh, well. I suppose that’s what my focus for the Autumnal Equinox season should be: Being proud of my faith and my practice and not allowing myself to feel less-than simply because others may find it weird or “unnatural.”

So, this ritual came from the Mabon book from Llewellyn’s library. I copied the words into my own grimoire and then did the ritual for you! Sans the sage sticks because I wasn’t comfortable burning sage outside. Not with the ever-encroaching tree. The house is made of wood and it would go up like a tinder box, I suspect. But, I showed you how to do it in the video, sans the actual sage stick. I also don’t have a tray for my items, so you can definitely improvise.

If you want to use a wand, go for it, otherwise you don’t need it. Just make sure you have enough room to walk around (I did not). Give yourself more space than you think you’ll need, if possible. Personally, I would use water for an outdoor ritual since you’re pouring it onto the ground. Cider, beer, and wine could be sticky if allowed to dry and may damage plants or grass. If you do the ritual inside, use whatever you like as you’d be pouring it into bowls.

I hope you have a blessed Mabon.