Winter Enchantments

Merry Meet All,

Today the rain is melting away the huge snowbanks. I fought my way over the snowbanks yesterday, many of them bigger than I am. The Wheel of the Year turns to Ostara next month. Ostara is the second spring Sabbat and the spring equinox.

Valentine’s Day warms hearts on Thursday. Mercury Retrograde occurs on February 23 and ends on March 17. The Full moon lands on February 25.

Someone suggested on Facebook that we all have an UnValentine’s Day. Imagine that if everyone withheld buying chocolates and roses. The corporations that glut over the money people spend on V-Day, Halloween, and Christmas would be flabbergasted. They are raking in the millions because people buy into the consumerism. What if you didn’t? What if you found another way to say I love you to that special someone? I think that Valentine’s Day should be every day of the year. And for you all single people out there, take heart and tell your pet or your plant that you love them. Make a devotional offering to your God and Goddesses of your tradition.

February may seem like a cold dismal month. But it can still be a magickal month. Take this time to improve your Book of Shadows and clear your tools of stale chi. Perhaps your altar would fare better if it faced north or west. After months of enduring a wooden board practically sticking in my back, I switched the direction my altar is facing and finally have a lot more space. Now my altar faces east, the Air element. It corresponds with new beginnings, intellectual matters, wisdom, air and the power of the mind.

I hope you find ways to make this a spellbinding month

Blessed Be
Lady Spiderwitch

Kindness to Animals

Merry Meet All,

There was a story recently in the Halifax MetroNews newspaper that shocked me to my core. The story told of a man who in a drunken rage, beat a cat to death. The blood covered the walls of the closet. A neighboring tenant heard the screams and phoned the superintendent. By then, it was too late. The cat was dead. The man’s girlfriend was at work. In the end, the man hid the cat under a bag in the closet.

I have not heard whether the woman is going to press charges. I know what I would have done. I would have pressed charges, punched him in the face and dumped him right then and left with my belongings and the cat. I mean, he is a danger to be with if he can kill something and not restrain himself. I phoned the Animal Cruelty and the police. I finally managed to get the editor’s email address who might know something more about the fate of the cat and whether the woman pressed charges. If she was smart, she would leave him. It is only a matter of time before he harms her, too.

I own a pet cat and harm is the last thing on my mind when I see her. I love my cat and would never leave her in such a person’s care. I have a cat sitter who I can trust with my life. I don’t know what the woman was thinking, unless he hid his behavior from her. The secret is exposed now. I did notice that MetroNews put in a happy story about a polydactyl cat that has 26 toes.

Let’s all take a stand against animal cruelty. I am fortunate to have such strong intuition. I can sense immediately if a person is good or not and can be trusted with something I love dearly. I would never have left that cat with a man who flies into drunken rages. The poor cat suffered terribly and is in Truro for a necropsy. The woman did not have a close connection with her pet or she would have known something was wrong. I don’t know what passes some people’s minds. Intuition can be developed to be strong to help people in life. I have seen people let their cats roam outdoors then to find later the cat hit by a car. I never let the cat outdoors. It robs a cat of a healthy, longer life.

So love your indoor cats! I just gave my sweet kitty a big tummy rub! Long live cats!
Blessings,
Lady Spiderwitch

My Magickal Kitty Lady Shadow

Merry Meet All,

My kitty is napping on her perch as I write. I love my kitty. I am dedicating this post to her. I confess I used to hate cats. I am a converted cat lover. Since moving to Halifax, I now love cats. I love cats. I love my cat. Love my cat.

Shadow is a true witch’s animal familiar. She has helped me select crystals psychically, and has taught me many other things as well. Watching her normal cat behavior has been fascinating, to say the least. The way Shadow sleeps, naps, grooms and eats. The way she dipped her paw in my milk then licked the milk off her paw. The wasp she alerted me to and the bugs she eats on the floor. The way she watches the outdoor activity. Her hideouts and her sleeping spots that she prefers. I love the way she flicks her tail and the way she pricks her dark furry velvety soft ears. Even when she demands I get out of bed to begin the day of slavery for her.

Shadow is a truly beautiful kitty and truly magical kitty. I can’t imagine life without her here. I love the sounds that she makes awake and asleep, when she sleeps in her spots or curls up near me on the bed. She is always eager to have a nap so sometimes we nap together. She als

Aside from being an adorable sweetheart, Shadow makes me feel safe. I can leave her here and know that she looks after things when I’m gone. I don’t know what she gets into when I am gone but she is almost always waiting for me at the door when I come home. She lets me pet her as she stretches out on the front hallway rug. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I miss having guinea pigs yet I do find a cat easier to take care of. It feels SO GOOD to hug Shadow. I named her Shadow because when she is in the shadows, she merges so effortlessly. She often startles me when she comes around a corner. She was named well.

I bought her a pink leash and harness but I found that she prefers the luxuries that indoor life has to offer. I have kept the leash and harness in case. Shadow let me know the type of litter she prefers, that she let me know the litter box being in the bathroom is okay with her and that she prefers a litter box with a hood. She is the feline queen of her domain. She has control of it and it suits her fine. Always regal and dignified, she rules over her domain with the grace of a cat and the awe inspiring character of a wise stately queen. I am her loyal and eternal subject.

She is the one who is the witch here. I feel lazy in my magick when I compare myself to my acrobatic demanding territorial insatiably curious sweet magically talented kitty. I may have more to learn from her and maybe I can grow magickally with her help. I love Shadow and I am happy that she loves it here. I know she loves me too. She is the right kitty for me. Her regal posture and powerful paws loudly suggest: High Priestess. She may not always be present when I am performing a spell or ritual but she knows just when to demand something from me or hog my computer chair-the best chair in the house. Of course, a cat would know the best chair in the house for a nap. I think she also likes classical music. Treats, cuddles and praise are also her favorite things.

Shadow has a presence and a way of piercing into your soul. She penetrates a veil with ease. She has energy after she naps. She is a wonderful kitty and I am so happy to have adopted her when she is young (age 3).

I love my Kitty Shadow She is endearing and sweet
To Shadow!! To All Cats!!
Blessings,
Lady Spiderwitch