“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore
In case someone had missed my earlier post I consider myself a Wiccan. I am a solitary, eclectic Wicca, which means that I don’t really follow any particular tradition. I occasionally enjoy myself some kitchen witchery, but my main tools are my tarot cards. I have two tarot decks at home as well as a Russian Gypsy Tarot that I have yet to get the chance to use.
I am mainly focusing on doing minor, comfy rituals on Sabbaths and Esbats. A Sabbath is a bigger holiday, such as the Summer / Winter Solstice while an Esbat is a celebration of the full moon. My rituals are quite simple. Lighting some candles and incense, doing a bit of meditation and doing a tarot reading. I might also have a glass of wine and some honey waffles if I feel like going fancy.
If possible, I do enjoy having rituals with friends. Those usually happen during Sabbaths when we gather up naturally for other festivities as well. It’s nice to do some work together once in a while and just enjoy each others company.
I really enjoy how casual my faith is. I don’t need a cathedral and a grand Mass to be able to practice my faith. I can do it anywhere and anytime I want and if I feel down I don’t have to feel bad about it either. I can follow my own body and energy. If I feel like doing a full ritual with casting protective circles and the whole nine yards, I can, but I don’t have to. The world won’t think any less of me.
So what drew me into Wicca? Mainly because it is empowering for the individual. The world is not ruled by a mystical figure that is control of everything. Instead, we can tap into the power that flows through the word and makes it tick when we need an extra boost. At least that is how I see it. I don’t think that magic can do the things for me, quite the opposite, but what I do with my magic work helps me focus on whatever I need a bit of help with. If I have a confidence issue that sticks around I could do a love spell to help me see the positive sides of me instead of the negative.
Most faiths have some kind of proclamation for what you believe in and a rule set. The Wiccan Rede is the one I follow and goes as follows:
Bide the Wiccan Law ye must,
In perfect love, in perfect trust,
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill:
And ye harm none, do what ye will.
What ye sends forth comes back to thee,
And ever mind the Rule of Three
Follow this with mind and heart,
And merry ye meet and merry ye part.
There are still quite a lot of misconceptions about Wicca out there, but I hope that by telling a bit about how I view it and what it means to me I can help clear things up a bit. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them down below!