Posted in Deities, Necromancy, Spiritual Growth

Of Comings and Goings.

Today was my grandmother’s funeral, my last remaining grandparent. I have yet to cry but maybe that’s because I’ve prepared for such times. It was strange. The day she died, ironically Groundhog day, I didn’t see her ghost but at the funeral I saw her spirit wander. She was confused and quiet, but she heard the music in my head I was playing for her. She smiled at that. She wore the necklace I made her and her favorite dress that matched. Serendipitous how that worked out. During the service I kept thinking of a memory of when I was 6 years old with her telling me to play the piano that’s now in my living room. There was a porcelain book with painted daisies, her favorite flower, that my mother made for her sitting on the too of the piano. It had been a warm yet breezy autumn morning. As I played for her, my tiny hands rambling on the keys, I eventually found a melody which turned into a song. Possibly my first. I called it Daisies in the Wind. As we buried her I thought of the melody and saw her watching over me. During the last prayer over her grave a gale rushed by and I opened my eyes to see her ghost was gone, like a daisy in the wind. I smiled and said goodbye. I could hear her say she loved me. I smiled and said I loved her too.

Now, for some happier news I went to a metaphysical shop recently and got some stones, a new oracle deck, and these awesome statues!

Chibi Anubis is so precious!
Turquoise Kuan Yin is so pretty and serene.

Anubis likes his chibi-ized self. I wanted to pay homage to Him since He is the one who helped me decide that mortuary school is my career path. He was also there throughout the whole process with my grandmother seeing her die before me and helping me remember all the things she wanted with her in her casket. Kunxi, the former Joseung Saja, also helped a lot. These two are the sweetest with the dead.

Kuan Yin has also been a comfort for me lately. When I saw Her statue I knew I had to get it. She truly is a beautiful deity to love.

I also got myself the Kali Oracle which I love! Kali has been calling to me for ages. Her fierce yet graceful love is something I’ve always been attracted to.

In this reading I did what my inner self needs to focus on and what my outer self needs to focus on. The inner self card is Krishnau and talked about reaching desires through purification of fire. Funny, since my moon sign is the fire sign Sagittarius. It’s a very introspective card allowing myself to experience Kali though the warmth of purifying fire.

The outer self card Kama if Kali focused on seeking pleasure and joy but not in the hedonistic sense, but rather finding joy in self care and dedicating this to Kali as a form of worship. I thought that was perfect. Making beauty from the mundane as a form of offering.

These comings of deities and goings of loved ones is a part of spiritual growth in my opinion. I feel as if I am no longer a caged bird but rather a newly born phoenix rising from the ashes of rebirth. I am excited to see what lays ahead for me with my many deities and spirits to lead me and with my ancestors to guide me.

Posted in Altars, Deities

My Current Altar and Altar Spaces.

Just wanted to show my current altar and the daily work I’m doing.

General altar allowing all the elements as offerings to deities.
Altar for ancestors and spirits, ghosts, and reapers I work with.
Unfinished statue of Aphrodite along with a necklace I’ve been working on for her. Lol I think I need more shells.
My pop culture paganisms is coming through. Wishing everyone on this altar peace and success.
Mini spaces
For the Fae. Necklace I broke to make a pendulum for Danu.
Altar for dragons
Active spell jars
Grimoire, prayer book, oracles, cast iron teapot I use as a cauldron, Buddha, my ceramic wand, and lucky flamingo.
Scrying bowl and pendulums

Stones, rings for rituals, candles for deities and the Fae.
Elemental offerings
Some of my stones
My sword. It’s sharpened thanks to Anupet and is actually Rukia’s sword from Bleach.
Candles for Loki, the Fae, and Aphrodite
Deity or Spirit of the week to guide me. Kuan Yin is super compassionate and lovely to work with.
Posted in Deities, Godspousing

All About Lugh

Though Lugh, or Lug, is not a deity I normally work with I’ll be working more closely with Him in the future. One of my spirit sons, K we’ll call him, needs direction and a patron of his own. K’s father, a former reaper named Kunxi, and I both agreed Lugh would be the perfect match to help our son fufill his potential. I will give more updates on that front, but in the meantime here are some facts about Lugh that made us come to the decision:

  • Lugh is the God of nobility and justice.
  • God of oaths.
  • Also, a trickster God and well Loki (to whom I am godspoused to) suggested Him.
  • A great warrior.
  • A God of the arts and magik (to which K excels at).
  • A great smith.

I will be researching offerings to Lugh so if anyone has a good resource that would be great. In the Celtic pantheon I work with Danu and the Morrigan but have also met the Goddess Oonagh whom I really enjoy getting to know. Thus far, I believe Lugh will be the first God in the Celtic pantheon I will meet. I am both excited and nervous as that is expected. But I am looking forward to updating what happens!

Thank you for reading and happy witching!