New Moon Magic

Every now and again I get an email from a witchy person (often someone new to my cyber home and/or to witchy living) who wants to know if I “ever blog about magic. Isn’t you blog about Paganism?” said the last individual who contacted me on the topic.

If we want to get technical, my blog is about Pagan culture—about Magaly Guerrero’s Pagan Culture, to be specific. If someone takes that into consideration, then they might notice that everything I share is a bit witchy (in a Magaly sort of way): I write about rejoicing in the magic of words, storytelling, loving hard and honestly, delighting in Nature, getting lost (and finding ourselves) in tales and poetry about life and death, and about smiling with our entire faces while rain kisses the soil soft and fresh…  

This post is a good example of what I mean. Before receiving the email in question, I had titled this entry “You Aren’t Going Mad, this Is Déjà Vu… Again.” It would’ve perfectly described a post about moi, once again, merging my two blogs. Yes, I just did it. That’s the reason why you got a 45-posts update. Sorry for the yummy rush of Magalyness. I’m moving magalyguerrero.com to a different web host, and wanted to make sure all my posts were accessible while I’m taking the plunge… which won’t happen for a while… I apologize in advance for any dead links. I’ll take care of them as fast as I can.

So what does any of this have to do with magic, some might be wondering? Well, I waited for the New Moon before starting something that marks a new beginning. Also, I published this post at 5:13 PM because I believe 13 to be a lucky number.

Witchy living has nothing to do with turning every bit of magic we perform into an overtly ceremonial event; at least, that’s not true in my life. I’m a witchy woman; therefore, I always do things in witchy ways. Magic is everywhere. We just have to open our eyes. Open them again. And see what has always been there. Don’t believe me? Read all these “you might be witchy ifs friends added to my Facebook wall. ;-)

New York City without light pollution
Yep, pure magic…

30 comments:

  1. Now, I look at that amazing photo and think, yes, with a stencil, a sheet of black card and a toothbrush. I could put a version of that on my wall. And I'm seriously considering it. I don't consider myself witchy at all, but I do have a moon/rabbit thing. New Moon = New Doll, for instance. And the thing with the silver coins... But I digress. I wish you serious luck in moving from one site to another. I hope it goes well and that links all work. At least, until Mercury goes retrograde again in October.

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    1. New Moon = New Doll sounds beautiful to me. I, too, am hoping this link business works. If not, oh were we'll just tweak it a bit. ;-)

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  2. Well you don't have to scratch a Celtic woman too deep to uncover her witchyness. Loved the fb entries!

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  3. There's a little Witch in every woman. Lot's of luck on the move Magaly, just out of curiosity where are you moving it too?

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    1. I have a few days to make a final decision, but as of right now it seems that it will be WordPress.

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  4. That is a gorgeous picture of New York City! Dreamy!

    I've been trying to set the wheels of new projects in motion with this New Moon (in Leo, my sign) too! :) The last few days were supposed to be lucky for Leos: Jupiter moved into Leo; the Sun conjoined with Jupiter in Leo; and the New Moon in Leo... Actually, things have been a bit bizarre... a few peculiar incidents... but then maybe we can't always recognize twists of fate as beneficial until we view them in hindsight. Oh, and I did win a whopping $13.00 in our Aussie lottery! Haha.

    Very intrigued and excited to see what you have up your magical sleeves over the next few months, Magaly! ❤

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    1. Now I can start telling people that I know someone who won the lottery, lol!

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  5. Magic doesn't usually involve spells and potions, contrary to popular opinion. Magic can be very prosaic, very prosaic indeed.

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    1. As prosaic as crumbling a piece of paper containing a name that should be forgotten and throwing it in the trash.

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  6. This took me back! I jumped from link to link and ended up travelling in time in a sea of magalyness. It took me back to the first time i read the post about your dead fish in the freezer. The first time i fell in love with your blog!

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    1. Oh my goodness, when I was living at the boarding house! I still remember the panic on the face of my former roommate, lol!

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  7. My husband use to tell me he could tell by the moon when my time of the month had arrived...lol.. seriously- whenever he noticed a personality change he would check the moon and sure enuf, my period had hit me...We are definitely ruled by the moon and the sea! :-)

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    1. He was a good man... but you already knew that. ♥

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  8. I agree. Not everything needs to have a fancy ritual or over the top ceremony. Sometimes just stirring a pot of potato soup on top of the stove can be full of magic.

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  9. I used to think....when I was still in teaching mode, that I needed to "make a moment" in which to let the grands observe. I realized that we were not magickal in that moment, BUT, it was valuable for them to see the process. Now they will orchestrate "moments" for all of us to participate and feel. It is my hearts joy to see these two beings know that magic is all around them all the time. It is my souls song to see that they are aware and are in those moments and have a way of making them happen for themselves. Now to this crone that is real magic. Planning, knowing, testing, observing and then doing are in and of themselves potions that are added to living a magickal existence.
    I will

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    1. I will soon be joining you on Wordpress, I have had it with Blogger. Sharon from Plumrose Lane is helping me because I am definitely not a computer anything. You'll need to let me know how it goes. xoxo

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    2. I hope my grandma is watching me from the Summerlands, and liking what sees, too. :)

      I'm keeping Pagan Culture here, but I will tell you how it goes with WordPress for my website. ♥

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    3. I know nothing about Wordpress. Can you import your Blogger roll or blog? Does it $$?

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  10. Yippy something new! agaiN! I love the photo go Gotham in the Dark Knight! ( lololol). Waking up each morning is ritual enough for me! Keep being YOU! my pretty! xoxoDebi

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    1. I think that most of us would join you in the "waking up every morning" being enough ritual bit, lol!

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  11. Couldn't agree with you more...it is the magic we put into each moment that makes us witchy, not the rituals we may or may not partake in (though I does have a lovely black velvet cloak) :D XXX

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    1. ...and I've totally seen your broomstick, too!

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  12. I think the ceremony is where I've been hung up in the past. It just seems like the Pagan community at large revolves around it. I don't. It took quite a long time to realize it, accept it and build on it.

    Those pictures have been my desktop backgrounds at one time or another. I love them.

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    1. The key is to do what works for us. Everything else is just adornment, I think. If some group work is being done, then there is compromise. But in the privacy of your own home and mind, well, it's just you and you.

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  13. I love the comments on your Facebook page ;o) Magic indeed is truly everywhere! I don't know why so many people are afraid of it! I love the picture ;o)
    Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. It is so easy to be afraid of what we don't understand... I suspect that it is also very lonely to be afraid of so many things.

      I, too, love the comments people left (and continue leaving) on Facebook. Some made me giggle. ;-D

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  14. So glad to see someone who lives the magic everyday instead of needing to talk about specifically witchy topics. It is what you live and breathe and embedded into everything you do, everything you write about will be magical ;)

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    1. Right on! I think that there is room for an all wichery place--and it has been taken more than one. What we need more is just witchy people who write about living. That way we can all see how similar we are, even within our differences.

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