Dear Mystic Medusa,
I’m not sure if you’ve gotten this question before, but I’m wondering if you have any insights for house witchery in shared living situations? I just moved in with a roommate after living alone for seven years. I’ve listened to your House Witchery mp3 and I loved it, especially as someone who LOVES to clean and live in a clean space and also just take part in rituals, especially in my home space. The person I just moved in with is witchy like me, but unlike me, they live comfortably in a cluttered space.
Dust, things crammed into every drawer and closet so you can’t open them, dead plants everywhere, enough kitchenware for a family of thirty (things I didn’t notice when I came to look at the space before moving in because I needed it to be perfect). I’m trying to find a balance between bringing in some organization/cleanliness and being pushy/imposing my will on someone whose space I just moved into. Is it okay for me to secretly sweep dust out from under the rugs when she’s not home? (I already did). Can I transform the energy of the space to inspire some de-cluttering? Or is this a lesson in building tolerance for not having everything how I want it when I want it?
Aries with a Pisces roommate
Dear Aries with a Pisces roommate,
You are asking this question of a Mars in Virgo person. Can you transform the energy of the space to inspire some de-cluttering? Hell yes. But okay, tactics. First of all – this is a really good question and I ought to have covered it in the House Witchery Mp3. So apologies for that.
But here are my thoughts. House Mates run the gamut from frenemy you hideously live with to actual civilized and sane, pleasant domestic companions. I once shared a house with someone so unobtrusive that nobody I knew believed in his existence. Other housemates have become too enmeshed, with the arrangement devolving into psycho-dramatic, quasi-lover cryptic crap real fast. Narky notes on the fridge, not wanting to go home in case they’re there and in the mood to talk – shitty vibe central.
So you’re right to be very careful in how you handle this, lest you blow what could be a comfortable and mutually beneficial haven. Obviously, you cannot hire a skip bin and start texting Pisces every second minute over whether or not they want something donated or straight in the skip bin.
So, I know others will have interesting suggestions but these are mine. You have a huge advantage in that Pisces is interested in magic. So first, make your room an uncluttered space of beauty and clarity. Play the Schumann Resonance in there, just quietly and ensure that your bedroom smells divine. Optimally, Pisces will be wowed out by this and make a comment. You can then say that you’re really into the Kondo method or Karen Kingston or whatever. Say that your House Witchery practice begins with clear energy.
At the same time, of course, you can clean the place. Clutter is one thing and it would obviously be a dud move to throw her stuff out but dust? So start with your energetically immaculate showroom of a bedroom and the subtle thrill of a super-clean house. The rest will evolve from there and swiftly, I feel. The dead plants are really bugging me. Uranus in Taurus has made me plant mad, as you may recall from this post.
I bought my chamomile back to life! Maybe you can do the same with these plants? What does everyone else think?
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