The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour Merry meet! This is my blog dedicated to all things Pagan, Spiritual, Witchy & Magickal. Everyone is welcome here, even non-Witchy folk & those who are just curious about Witchcraft.

Stop by for a daily dose of magick & feel free to leave any questions you may have in my ask! I am 23 years old. I am a Witch, a reiki practitioner & I work as a licensed psychic so I can probably answer anything you leave me. I don't believe in stupid questions & love educating people about Witchcraft & Paganism so ask away! For long questions or messages, email me directly at witchinghr3@gmail.com 

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"Think of life like this: The pieces that make up the future are falling. It’s up to you to decide where they all eventually land in the present moment. Choose your thoughts, actions & where you focus your energy wisely for it’s those things that determine the ease of your journey & where your path will lead. As you will it, it shall be."

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Kelly @Dark Moon Tarot (via darkmoontarot)

darkmoontarot:

The Old Burying Point is the oldest cemetery in Salem, MA. This is one of my favorite carvings that I’ve found in the cemetery. 

I love the inverted pentagram carving because it gives me a chance to educate the tourists on cemetery tours about how the symbol’s meaning has changed through time. Most people commonly associate pentagrams with modern Witchcraft or even Satanic practices but it hasn’t always had those common associations. 

The pentagram was used by Christians for quite some time as a symbol of the transfiguration of Christ or as a representation of the “Five Wounds/Stigmata of Christ.” An upside down pentagram has also been used as a symbol of Christ’s incarnation. During the medieval times the pentagram was used by many as a talisman to guard against evil. Pentagrams were carved into support beams or were hanged over doors and windows of homes to protect the occupants from demons, evil & sickness. The pentagram was also used to represent health, heavenly wisdom & truth during the medieval time period in Europe.

Between the period of 300-150 BCE, the inverted pentagram was used in the Seal of Jerusalem. A lot of people have also forgotten that the pentagram was considered a sacred symbol to the Pythagoreans as it was associated with the “golden ratio.” Pythagoreans also used the symbol as a password and sign of recognition amongst themselves.

Many modern Witches, Wiccans & some Pagans will often use the pentagram as a representation of the 4 elements in balance with spirit and will wear the pentagram as an amulet of protection amongst other things. The pentagram is also used in ritual and spell-work.

I believe the power of any symbol is in the intent for which it is used but it’s still interesting to look back in history at how the common associations of symbols have changed through the years. These are just a few historic uses of the pentagram, but it’s been used for different reasons in various cultures and religions all around the world. 

Peace, Love & Magick

Kelly

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darkmoontarot:

The Old Burying Point is the oldest cemetery in Salem, MA. This is one of my favorite carvings that I’ve found in the cemetery.

I love the inverted pentagram carving because it gives me a chance to educate the tourists on cemetery tours about how the symbol’s meaning has changed through time. Most people commonly associate pentagrams with modern Witchcraft or even Satanic practices but it hasn’t always had those common associations.

The pentagram was used by Christians for quite some time as a symbol of the transfiguration of Christ or as a representation of the “Five Wounds/Stigmata of Christ.” An upside down pentagram has also been used as a symbol of Christ’s incarnation. During the medieval times the pentagram was used by many as a talisman to guard against evil. Pentagrams were carved into support beams or were hanged over doors and windows of homes to protect the occupants from demons, evil & sickness. The pentagram was also used to represent health, heavenly wisdom & truth during the medieval time period in Europe.

Between the period of 300-150 BCE, the inverted pentagram was used in the Seal of Jerusalem. A lot of people have also forgotten that the pentagram was considered a sacred symbol to the Pythagoreans as it was associated with the “golden ratio.” Pythagoreans also used the symbol as a password and sign of recognition amongst themselves.

Many modern Witches, Wiccans & some Pagans will often use the pentagram as a representation of the 4 elements in balance with spirit and will wear the pentagram as an amulet of protection amongst other things. The pentagram is also used in ritual and spell-work.

I believe the power of any symbol is in the intent for which it is used but it’s still interesting to look back in history at how the common associations of symbols have changed through the years. These are just a few historic uses of the pentagram, but it’s been used for different reasons in various cultures and religions all around the world.

Peace, Love & Magick

Kelly

Dark Moon Tarot: How to Cleanse Crystals & Minerals

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psychiccupcake:

darkmoontarot:

Before a crystal is used, it must be cleansed to remove residual energies that it picked up so that those energies aren’t transferred to yourself or others. Buying ethically mined crystals & minerals is important because strip mining is invasive, harmful to the Earth and it imprints that energy in…

If you own crystals you should read this! :D

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darkmoontarot:

NEPTUNE RETROGRADE

Are you having trouble making decisions, feeling scattered and are you itching for a change? It might have something to do with Neptune which is now officially retrograde until November 11th. While Neptune is retrograde people become more aware of the various situations in their lives and personal/psychic awareness is also heightened. This can bring an overwhelming amount of information to process causing some to become filled with anxiety and in others escapist tendencies may surface. Many will feel urges to reconnect with their magickal & ancestral roots during this time. Harness the periods of intense clarity, personal revelations and bursts of creativity during this Neptune retrograde to make plans to better yourself and your life. Put your plans into action after Neptune goes direct as temporary idealism may cloud realistic judgement. It’s very important to wear protective stones such as jet or black tourmaline during Neptune retrograde cycles as many people become “psychic sponges” during this time. Because Neptune rules the sign of Pisces, anyone who is a Pisces or has a lot of Pisces in their chart may feel more of an effect from this retrograde period.

Peace, Love & Magick

Kelly

The photo above is of my Full Moon altar.

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darkmoontarot:

NEPTUNE RETROGRADE

Are you having trouble making decisions, feeling scattered and are you itching for a change? It might have something to do with Neptune which is now officially retrograde until November 11th. While Neptune is retrograde people become more aware of the various situations in their lives and personal/psychic awareness is also heightened. This can bring an overwhelming amount of information to process causing some to become filled with anxiety and in others escapist tendencies may surface. Many will feel urges to reconnect with their magickal & ancestral roots during this time. Harness the periods of intense clarity, personal revelations and bursts of creativity during this Neptune retrograde to make plans to better yourself and your life. Put your plans into action after Neptune goes direct as temporary idealism may cloud realistic judgement. It’s very important to wear protective stones such as jet or black tourmaline during Neptune retrograde cycles as many people become “psychic sponges” during this time. Because Neptune rules the sign of Pisces, anyone who is a Pisces or has a lot of Pisces in their chart may feel more of an effect from this retrograde period.

Peace, Love & Magick

Kelly

The photo above is of my Full Moon altar.

Dark Moon Tarot: Mercury in Retrograde Survival Guide

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darkmoontarot:

Mercury rules communication and during MIR your computers will misbehave, travel plans will get delayed or cancelled, traffic will be ridiculous, or the email expressing how hungover you are from partying the previous night will accidentally be sent to your boss. Led Zeppelin sang it best, it’s a…

darkmoontarot:

When I find a crystal no longer resonates with me I go to the ocean and I return it to the Earth. 

I place the crystals that I no longer want near the water and light a candle. As the candle burns, I meditate and give thanks to the universe & Mother Earth. 

The Earth will reclaim the crystals as the tide comes in and the salt water will cleanse them. Any residual energy from myself or my magick will be removed naturally. I personally give many crystals away, but I feel like some need to be returned to the Earth. If someone finds the crystals someday, they will be ready to be used again.

The crystals we purchase are NOT strip-mined. We thoroughly research our suppliers & their mining techniques before investing in any crystal. The geologists we work with actually travel to different countries & work with local miners that sustainably harvest their crystals.

Peace, Love & Magick 

Kelly

The photo above is of a few crystals that I recently returned to the Earth at Winter Island in Salem, MA

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darkmoontarot:

When I find a crystal no longer resonates with me I go to the ocean and I return it to the Earth.

I place the crystals that I no longer want near the water and light a candle. As the candle burns, I meditate and give thanks to the universe & Mother Earth.

The Earth will reclaim the crystals as the tide comes in and the salt water will cleanse them. Any residual energy from myself or my magick will be removed naturally. I personally give many crystals away, but I feel like some need to be returned to the Earth. If someone finds the crystals someday, they will be ready to be used again.

The crystals we purchase are NOT strip-mined. We thoroughly research our suppliers & their mining techniques before investing in any crystal. The geologists we work with actually travel to different countries & work with local miners that sustainably harvest their crystals.

Peace, Love & Magick

Kelly

The photo above is of a few crystals that I recently returned to the Earth at Winter Island in Salem, MA

Dark Moon Tarot: Psychic Power Herbal Mix

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darkmoontarot:

This is my recipe for an herbal mix that I carry to help relax my mind and to put it in the right state of consciousness for magickal workings & psychic readings. This recipe will make a good amount of herbal mix and one tablespoon in a mojo bag is enough to work.

Kelly’s Psychic Power Herbal…

darkmoontarot:

The Magickal Properties of Fuchsite

Fuchsite is one of my favorite stones to carry when I’m feeling like my energy is scattered or when I feel like I’m lacking direction. Fuchsite helps you to see clearly where your energy should be focused. It is an awesome stone to carry when making decisions or if you just need clarity. Fuchsite also helps to calm a nervous mind and to release stress & tension.

Place fuchsite on your heart chakra during meditation to help release emotions & to heal emotional wounds to your heart. It’s common to begin to feel emotional while meditating with a piece of fuchsite on your heart chakra…don’t fight it! By allowing yourself to fully experience the emotions that bubble to the surface, you begin to release them. Fuchsite is a must have mineral if you are looking to open your heart chakra!

Chakra: Heart

Zodiac: None

Color: Green

Peace, Love & Magick

Kelly

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darkmoontarot:

The Magickal Properties of Fuchsite

Fuchsite is one of my favorite stones to carry when I’m feeling like my energy is scattered or when I feel like I’m lacking direction. Fuchsite helps you to see clearly where your energy should be focused. It is an awesome stone to carry when making decisions or if you just need clarity. Fuchsite also helps to calm a nervous mind and to release stress & tension.

Place fuchsite on your heart chakra during meditation to help release emotions & to heal emotional wounds to your heart. It’s common to begin to feel emotional while meditating with a piece of fuchsite on your heart chakra…don’t fight it! By allowing yourself to fully experience the emotions that bubble to the surface, you begin to release them. Fuchsite is a must have mineral if you are looking to open your heart chakra!

Chakra: Heart

Zodiac: None

Color: Green

Peace, Love & Magick

Kelly

darkmoontarot:

Few of us will never venture to the Moon, Mars or to a distant planet in another solar system. You can still experience the energy and magick of those places that are millions of lightyears away by owning a meteorite!
Magickal Properties:
Meteorites are described by many to have an odd, “funky” energy. Those who feel drawn to them often feel relaxed & comforted when they hold the meteorite. Many people who have had past lives in other solar systems have feelings of “connectedness” & “deja vous” when they are holding one. I encourage you to hold a meteorite to get a sense of it’s energy before you buy one as they don’t resonate well with everyone.
Because meteorites are in-tune with the energy of the cosmos, I use my meteorite in my spells to channel that “Universal energy” into my magick. I have found my spells manifest faster when I’ve held my meteorite or used it in spellwork. Meteorites are powerful tools of manifestation, so use caution when holding or wearing them, as it will amplify and manifest your thoughts & desires.
Meteorites are excellent at removing energy blockages in any of chakras and their powerful, cosmic energy can help propel you into a mode of positive thinking & transformation. If you need direction, guidance or an answer about something happening in your life, meditating with a meteorite on your Third Eye  will often bring vivid visions, answers and the clarity you seek.
My meteorite slice is my favorite stone in my crystal & mineral collection. The fact that it travelled from somewhere in the cosmos for an unknown period of time and of all places, ended up on Earth is pretty awesome in my book.
There is a brilliant meteor shower tomorrow (November 17th) starting late in the evening and lasting until dawn. The meteors are radiating from the constellation of Leo, making the Leonid meteor one that’s sure to dazzle and impress!
Chakras: All
Zodiac: All
Colors: Iron colored, rusty, brown with metallic flakes & veins, gray
Peace, Love & Magick
Kelly
Note: Moldavite, Libyan Desert Glass and other Tektites are NOT meteorites! They are often mislabeled on websites and in stores.

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darkmoontarot:

Few of us will never venture to the Moon, Mars or to a distant planet in another solar system. You can still experience the energy and magick of those places that are millions of lightyears away by owning a meteorite!

Magickal Properties:

Meteorites are described by many to have an odd, “funky” energy. Those who feel drawn to them often feel relaxed & comforted when they hold the meteorite. Many people who have had past lives in other solar systems have feelings of “connectedness” & “deja vous” when they are holding one. I encourage you to hold a meteorite to get a sense of it’s energy before you buy one as they don’t resonate well with everyone.

Because meteorites are in-tune with the energy of the cosmos, I use my meteorite in my spells to channel that “Universal energy” into my magick. I have found my spells manifest faster when I’ve held my meteorite or used it in spellwork. Meteorites are powerful tools of manifestation, so use caution when holding or wearing them, as it will amplify and manifest your thoughts & desires.

Meteorites are excellent at removing energy blockages in any of chakras and their powerful, cosmic energy can help propel you into a mode of positive thinking & transformation. If you need direction, guidance or an answer about something happening in your life, meditating with a meteorite on your Third Eye will often bring vivid visions, answers and the clarity you seek.

My meteorite slice is my favorite stone in my crystal & mineral collection. The fact that it travelled from somewhere in the cosmos for an unknown period of time and of all places, ended up on Earth is pretty awesome in my book.

There is a brilliant meteor shower tomorrow (November 17th) starting late in the evening and lasting until dawn. The meteors are radiating from the constellation of Leo, making the Leonid meteor one that’s sure to dazzle and impress!

Chakras: All

Zodiac: All

Colors: Iron colored, rusty, brown with metallic flakes & veins, gray

Peace, Love & Magick

Kelly

Note: Moldavite, Libyan Desert Glass and other Tektites are NOT meteorites! They are often mislabeled on websites and in stores.

Dark Moon Tarot: WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A TAROT READING

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darkmoontarot:

“Tarot is not meant to tell your future or fortune, the most powerful sources of information comes from within; the tarot aids in coming in contact with one’s higher self.” ~ Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn


What you get out of a Tarot reading depends greatly on…