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Beltane Blue Ridge Festival

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So on May 13-15 I was at the Blue Ridge Beltane Festival and it was nothing short of fabulous. Everyone was incredibly sweet and kind and it made for such a welcoming event.

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My most favorite night was that Friday night when the Bel fire was lit. I even stepped out of my insecure little box and flaunted a cute belly dance type outfit with my soft belly exposed and a double slit skirt to accentuate my most favorite body part……my legs. The energy raised in circle was amazing and intense. Even campers not with the festival joined us and commented on how much they loved it and have never experienced anything like it. After the rite we dance around that fire, something I have been too shy to do in about 15 years. I usually dance behind closed doors with a room full of women I feel safe with.

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I got to meet some fantastic people like Danny of Tuatha Dea and Patti from About.com, whom also brought her friend that I instantly bonded with (we are from the same hometown so of course we did!). There were other people I met that I did not get pics with and next time I am making a point to selfie with EVERY. ONE.

 

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Of course there was shopping to be had. Such as the above statue that many of you True Blood fans will recognize. She resides on our family altar. I also got fitted for a fantastic corset that I absolutely adore. I cannot wait for the Suicide Squad opening night because I am totally cosplaying Harley Quinn in it.

Overall it was just so much fun. I didn’t want to leave and it physically hurt to have to leave. I am completely planning on attending again next year. Some of us are going to step up the camping game and get better gear and coordinate with each other so that we can share a site and meals over a camp stove together. See you in 2017!

Plans In The Making

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I am in the midst of some amazing happenings. I have a schedule for readings and classes through October. I just have to get them up here and I am slowly getting that going. I have been also been called to learn and practice Seidr. While I don’t know of any teachers in my area, I am meeting people who engage in that practice and hopefully can figure out what the next step is. I have also been asked to participate in some local psychic fairs. Due to my schedule I have had to cancel with one and turn down another. But I am hearing about another one in July and I should be able to take that one on.

 

Heimdall has also become a pretty big force in my life and I am working with that in a pretty fluid manner. Β He is infuriating at times but aren’t all the Divines slightly annoying when they don’t bend to our will? Fortunately Freyja approves and I can see that my spiritual path and practice will lean more towards the Norse/Germanic as I grow. Β I am also looking at more crafty things to do that are in line with my Bloodlines. Most recently I discovered Ukranian embroidery and I am going to start designing altar cloths in that manner. Because all of my crafts end up becoming altar cloths!

I am going to post about the Beltane festival I recently attended so keep an eye out for that!

Attempting To Bulk Up The Calendar

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As crazy as it sounds, yes I am trying to bulk up my calendar. Really what I am trying to do is find new places to share knowledge. In some ways that bulks up the calendar but I am also trying to be mindful of my time and make sure that I have free time for friends and family. So I have sent a proposal to teach at a festival in June, a proposal to read at a psychic expo in July, plans to rep our Temple in September at a Pagan Pride, priestess work in a nearby city in October, and readings at a witches bazaar in October. And that’s sort of it for the year. Maybe, unless something comes along that I feel really compelled to do. I am hoping more can happen next year. This is part of my long term goal that will solidify my future once my children move out of the house and into their own lives. I don’t want to be left in my mundane job but rather doing what brings me a sense of completion. I love my mundane job but I really have it so that i can make the money to take care of my kids. Once it’s just me, I want my income to come from something a lot less tedious and more spiritually fulfilling. I have less than 10 years, so I plant the seeds now and work towards that goal. I am really quite excited by it.

So if you know of things that may be a good fit for me, please feel free to share that. I may not take up on it right now, but it would be helpful for me to know what to watch for.

History of Scrying

I am slowly putting together a list of articles to read on the history of scrying. It’s been a slow process because there is a lot out there that I read and wonder what they were drinking when they wrote it. I try to make sure that I use information that is factual and then clearly speculation that is open for discussion. I try very hard to avoid falsehoods! I am on a current journey studying Seidr that includes fortune telling. Which of course means LOTS of reading. For now, I do recommend checking out this article on The History of Crystal Balls. If you are interested in Seidr, I recommend following this Pinterest page.

 

I am hoping to write more on what it means to be a Scryer and the practice itself. There are not a lot of people who do this particular form of divination regularly. I am also working towards teaching the art in various shops and festivals. I feel like it’s such a fantastic art form that shouldn’t be so mysterious. So please keep an eye out on future musings. If you are interested in my journey to becoming Seidrkona, please let me know. I am not sure if people will benefit from hearing about that or not.

 

More coming soon my lovies!

Updates Have Been Added

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I did it! I finally got most of my April and May events posted. I still have a few that need to be added but I will do that shortly when I have more info. I also have some events in September and October already but I have not added those yet. I need confirmation before I will post those. I think I am going to have to advise people to start talking to me 2-3 months in advance for events and workshops since I am filling up so fast. That’s a good problem to have, right?

Updates Coming Soon

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I have booked up my April and have started booking for May. Sadly I cannot locate my calendar so I am a bit lost until I can find that (I think I left it at work). I am also already starting to look at September and October. Those are a witch’s busiest months so if you want/need me for an event in those months….NOW is the time to contact me. Stay tuned to hear about the glorious stuff I have coming down the pipeline πŸ™‚

Calendar Has Been Updated

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I have got a few things posted. Most don’t have the Facebook Event Pages listed just yet, I will get to that soon. There is definitely more in the works. Keep checking back to see what all I am involved with πŸ™‚

Behind On Scheduling

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Scheduling is happening, I just haven’t been able to get online and share that info. I am working on my 2016 schedule and hopefully have some free time soon to get all that updated πŸ™‚

It’s All Just Coming Together

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Well, I never thought I would be back into the world of blogging and websites again. Some of you may remember a blog called The Pagan Mom Blog. Yep, that was me. I shut it down due to major life changes taking place that I could not publicly speak about. In short, I was leaving my husband and working on a divorce. Anything I posted could be used against me and it felt better to just walk away and not open myself up to that much scrutiny.

But here I am. A changed woman (for the better) and working hard as a Priestess for Mother Grove Goddess Temple. I entered a new world of freelance work offering workshops and Scrying Sessions for a fee. And while I do use Facebook heavily for promotion, I wanted to have one central site where people could see EVERYTHING that is in my schedule, rather than waiting for an invitation on Facebook. So here it is! If you have questions about anything, hit the contact me page and send me an email. Or you can leave a comment with your email address on any blog post and I will contact you (although that may take longer). I probably won’t blog much as my time is very limited. But on occasion I might, and who knows what we will talk about there!

Blessed Be!