About Sage

Mackenzie Sage Wright, known as Sage, has been a freelance writer for more than a decade, and a Wiccan for more than two decades. There's nothing she enjoys writing about more than her religion.

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I have to admit, I’m not one to literally believe in the Threefold Law (here’s my take). But raising negativity to banish it shouldn’t bring anything down on you… you’re pretty much raising whatever is already there and affecting you in order to push it away, right? So it’s kind of like taking the antidote to throw up the poison.

Negative magic in itself isn’t bad; it’s simply getting rid of something. Especially what you’re trying to do—expel an excess of harmful energy that’s keeping you from being balanced. Just remember to fill that vacuum you create when you do get rid of it— take a cleansing bath, drink an infusion of herbs that replenish peace and happiness (a little lemon tea is generally enough for me), and spend some time over the next few days meditating on more harmonious things.

The thing you want to be cautious with is baneful magic, or magic you’re using to initiate harm towards someone/something. If you’re doing it for petty, selfish reasons, then you’re definitely going to be wallowing in a lot of negativity that is going to take its toll on you. But it doesn’t sound like you’re doing anything like that so you should be fine.

 

Good question! I encourage you to look up the theory of abundance vs. scarcity, you will learn a lot about how much attitude can do.

There’s nothing at all negative about prosperity—unless, of course, you’re prospering by mugging old ladies or conning vets out of their retirement funds. But prosperity is actually good for everyone all around. When you prosper, you alleviate yourself of stress and worries. It frees you to become a better person, and a better Witch. In turn, you have more to offer others.

Whenever I invoke Gods for a spell or a prayer petition, I give them thanks and praise for it. Of course, you can thank the Gods even if you didn’t directly ask them for help, because they’re part of your reality, and by virtue of that alone it’s worth a nod to them occasionally.

But in general, if you’re cultivating an attitude of abundance, you are already part of a cycle that is beneficial to mankind. And that’s only going to keep you on an upward spiral (as opposed to a downward spiral).

 

 

Hi, and welcome to the path! Relationship with deity is definitely at the heart of Wicca, but at the same time, like any other relationship, it’s going to take time to develop. So first off, don’t worry about rushing it. This is something that will develop over time.

Different Gods revel themselves to different people in different ways. The first step to getting to know them is reaching out to them: pray. It doesn’t have to be prayer, just say what’s on your heart. Make it a daily ritual. Go to your altar, call to them, ask themselves to reveal themselves to you, perhaps make a little offering (burn some incense, leave a flower or some dried herbs, etc.).

Next step is to listen: meditate. Stop and practice a few minutes of mindfulness after your prayer and see what comes to you.

You can also do some research on different Gods and Goddesses, and this might help you hone in on the right direction for you to take.

It might be a good idea to get some books aimed at beginners, too. Check out my recommended reading list!

Until next week everyone, enjoy your Imbolc and have a great weekend!

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Magical Forecast: February 2017

Greetings Friends;

As you all know, I’ve been having a hard time for the past few weeks; I’m dealing with a separation, living in limbo at my mother’s apartment as I prepare to move to a new city, and for the past week it was the cherry on top: cold & flu.

But, I’m ready to pick myself up and push myself forward. I feel better when I’m productive. So I’m back to the drawing board.

Let’s both get productive! Let’s see what the Magical Forecast has in store for us in February, shall we?

Happy Imbolc, first of all! As we usher in the new month, we’re enjoying the waxing moon in Aries.

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Do you need an ego boost? Maybe you lack the confidence to ask out that special someone, or to ask for a raise. Use this Imbolc (Monday, Feb. 1) to give yourself a boost.

Remember, though, that Aries is powerful, but short-lived energy. Give yourself a boost to get through something in which you need to exude confidence, strength and ability. It is NOT a good time to cast spells for long-term desires, therefore it would not be a good time to cast spells for love or a new job. They would not last. See the difference?

However, the moon is in Tarus on Thursday (good for business) and Friday (good for Love). Tarus is the perfect energy for long-term goals, so that’s when you can cast your career (Thursday) and love (Friday) spells. With the moon waxing, the timing is right to draw these things to yourself.

Saturday through Monday, the energy is not very good for spell casting. The fickle energy of Gemini mixed with Saturn’s strength won’t amount to much. By Monday with the moon in Cancer, emotions are going to be difficult to keep under control. You are better off spending these days in divination rather than attempting to cast spells.

However, Full Moon in Leo on Friday means if you’re trying to land yourself a Valentine, go for it! If Friday the 3 was good for love magic for long-term domestic bliss, Friday the 10th is perfect for a sizzling hot romance.

It would also be a great day for any vanity-related spells, such as if you have a hot date coming up or want to look great at your cousin’s wedding. Cast spells for beauty and attractiveness on this night.

Need to bust through an obstacle of some sort that’s getting in your way of success? Draw on the waning moon when it’s in Scorpio on Wednesday (particularly for breaking down communication barriers) or Thursday (for business obstacles or obstacles in the way of your good health).

Having bad dreams? Banish them on Monday, February 21, when the moon is in Capricorn. This is also a good time to banish fertility problems.

If you want to do any past life regressionss, plan them for Saturday. If you’ve been having trouble regressing, break through those inner wals on Saturday the 25th. This will help you open yourself to accepting what you need to know.

A boost of physical energy could be useful to propel you into March. If you’ve been feeling run down, tired, low energy, in a rut, use the energy on Sunday — the newly waxing moon in Aries — to give yourself a jolt. It’s like Red Bull, but without the negative health effects and it lasts a few days.

Until next week, when I plan to raid my mailbox and pull out a few questions, have a magical time!

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Greetings friends,

If you’ve subscribed, it seems my update emails have been experiencing a glitch. I’m hoping your getting this email; if you haven’t checked out the website for a while, you may want to give it a look! You might have missed some posts!

Blessings,

Sage~

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