Quit yer Bitchin’ and start yer Witchin!
Those who claim to be a witch are going to be tested. We face all manner of things and events that will test the claim, and make one either witch-up, or shut-up. When adversity strikes, how does the witch respond? When the stars, or the moon, or the weather, or whatever isn’t where you want it to be, what is a witch to do? Does the witch wait for things to be just right, or does the witch get on with it anyway?
I recently had someone tell me that when the moon was in the wrong phase, there’s “just no point in trying because whatever came from the effort wouldn’t be good anyway.” A number of worries were brought up, and even Loki was mentioned… then they backed out of our plans at the last minute. Not only did this leave my own plans upended, but left a number of others with a poor impression. Worst of all was the effect on her, because she let the stars rule her. This is yet another avenue of the victim mentality. It’s the belief that one is powerless unless all of those silly ducks are in a row, or the stars are favorable, or the iron is hot… pick your colloquialism. Here is a meditation to release that victim mentality, by the way.
Yes, witches can use the natural energy around them to great effect, but if the stars aren’t right, or the moon is in the wrong phase, or if it’s the wrong season, day of the week, time of day, etc… the true witch isn’t bound to these limitations.
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the ones who get out and look for the circumstances that they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.”
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
I’ve experienced enough of life to know that opportunity doesn’t always present itself in a recognizable form. Sometimes it arrives in disguise, and we have to hold to a little faith that something good will come of it. Several apparent ‘waste of time’ events panned out to something exceptional, and some even yielded some excellent long-term results.
None of these would have come about had I looked at the circumstances and changed my plans because they looked bad. I had to keep reminding myself. “Hey! You cast for this! Now you have to let it happen. Something good will come of it” And honestly, I’ve rarely been disappointed.
When circumstances aren’t perfect, we can wait and hope circumstances change, or we can change. That’s the difference between the muggle, and the witch. Muggles feel limited, Witches take action to exceed those limits. Timing won’t always be right. That’s just the way the universe works. The question is, will you be a muggle and complain, making excuses about why you can’t do something, or are you going to witch-up and take action anyway.
Quit yer Bitchin’ and start yer Witchin’!