If you did not read Part One of this CV-19 prompted rant, please check it out. Covering Health + Wealth in weird times, it is the most practical/political in focus. This one covers Magic. It was going to have Mindset and Astro-1 but is already too long! There will be two more parts to come.
Reminder: This is F.Y.I. info, not a ‘do this’ piece. If you require help, please see a medical or financial practitioner with knowledge of your unique circumstances.
The word magic doesn’t mean tricks or even spells. It means you’re operating with an extra sense. Magic is your consciousness. You are the spell. Rituals, tools, invocations, studying esoteric topics, divination and so on are all methods people use to enhance the awareness of other dimensions or different layers of being.
As per this post and also this one, everyone has their own supernatural style. Some people are pure mediums, picking up on everything. Others bring an intellectual focus to ancient arts, re-birthing lost techniques and scouring over old texts for the answer to arcane questions. There are Chaos Magicians experimenting with frequency and dark matter. Wiccans identify with a psychic and/or blood lineage of witchcraft, Goddess worship, and Pagan beliefs.
Magic is an awareness of and attempt to understand or work with an invisible energy, our intuition, and alt-dimensional beings. When mundane shit kicks up to the extent that it is at the moment, it’s initially tempting to can the magic. An internal guilt-anxiety loop kicks in that generates thoughts like “I don’t have time to be stuffing around with this now – this is serious.” Or that it is selfish to even think about such things when so many people are deathly ill or suddenly out of work. And then you put away the crystals or your Lo Shu to scroll through the dystopian news feeds.
But in turbulent times, we need magic more, not less. It’s not that knowing about the planets or raising our personal frequency will suddenly save people in an intensive care ward, create 1000 jobs or cure political leaders of fuqwittery. It won’t. Although you in your full strength can heal, make jobs for people and lead. But currently, it’s about survival. It is the beginning of a transition that you’re probably prepared for – at least intellectually – but many aren’t.
If You’re Adept, Shut Up About It
Unfortunately, they often resent people who seem better at handling massive Zeitgeist shifts like this. They don’t want to know ‘your secrets’ – they want to ‘other’ you. There are historical precedents. In plague-ridden cultures where ostentatious religious worship did not save people, but the local exiled “herb lady” seemed fine, they didn’t go after her to get advice. “Witch-hunting was not only a popular response to chaos,” writes Professor Laura Beers, “but also a government-sanctioned means of controlling the anxieties of the population.”*
So, if you’re not surprised by this because you knew about the Saturn-Pluto thing (or the factors that sustain your resilience are outside of tribal identity, monotheistic religion, status in a crumbling structure, faded credentials, traditional materialism etc), keep it quiet. Not paranoid quiet, just stylishly low key.
So magic-wise, it is time to up whatever house-witchery and aura cleanse protocol you have. Make it a routine, like flossing your teeth and consider Wormwood or Rosemary smudge sticks. Rosemary smells cleansing and is uplifting, but Wormwood is brilliant. From the Artemesia family like Mugwort, it reputedly sprung up in the serpent’s wake as she slithered out of the Garden of Eden.
The Serpent Gave Us Wormwood
Classical magic saw viruses and associated pathogens as evil. The old Taoist physicians talked of Gu Syndrome. When I had my weird viral attack last year, my acupuncturist turned me onto it. Her take was that T.C.M. practitioners saw it as too out-there but that it had value and was enjoying a revival. It has associated ‘Demon Points’ and a Hexagram in the I-Ching: Number 18. The Gu herbs + points were ridiculously powerful; almost immediately resulting in the identification and removal of pathogenic people in my life.
This article goes into fabulous depth, covering the erudite and the supernatural angle. Key Points: There is a mental or spiritual angle to invasions by these particular pathogens. You can only drive them out by a vehemently Yang approach; aromatic herbs, activity, heat and most of all, assertion. In this context, seeking to be more Yin (reflective, resting, forgiving) makes the Gu syndrome worse. Resentment and self-pity create a metaphysically damp energy that favors the pathogenic fuqery. The reason T.C.M. practitioners and probably your grandparents want you to keep your neck warm is that the spiritual infestation of this thing enters there.
Feng Shui links sickness to a particularly vile influence that represents negative Earth and is in the South this year. Specifically, in the sector of your house between 157 and 202 degrees, if you’re standing at the center and facing the front of the house. Or bedroom. You can apply it to any space. If you want to be sure you hit this right, go for 172 to 187 – the centre of the South sector.
Zing Up The South Of Your House
In Feng Shui – which is Geomancy – this baleful influence thrives off by Red and Fire but is diminished by metal. So you would take bright colors out of the South and add metal. It need not be a dragon or anything fancy but it should be hefty. An anvil would work better than a copper bowl because it is heavier.
Speaking of copper, it was interesting to read that it kills coronavirus. Along with brass, it is the metal most recommended in Feng Shui to take down the pathogenic energy and the Ancient Queens used it in tinctures and body lotions. I read a book years ago that said they thought it burnished their skin with a golden sheen and had magical properties. Copper is Venusian and always will be. People used to wear copper bracelets to help link their physical selves with the astral realms and, more prosaically, to help with arthritis.
Interestingly, the olden day alchemist-astrologers blamed everything shitty on Saturn and saw Venusian talismans – aka Copper, Rose Oil, pretty women – as the antidote.
Copper is also associated with prosperity and is a good house witchery item to place in the South this year. I’m also experimenting with colloidal copper spray, so I will update in the comments how that goes. And, metal is elementally aligned with the Age of more Air/Aquarius that we are about to move into. Another cool metal concept? Planetary tuning forks. I just got the Mercury one and – maybe because I have an Aries Mercury – I just bang it: it works! I felt elated and clearer.
Do You Hear The Ghost Frequency?
I will research it more, but my theory is that with all the frequencies blasted at us these days; we need to do more – not less – sound therapy and investigation of how to counter it. I do not know much about 5G’s health effects but I sensed an agitating energetic shift the day they turned it on in my area, though I did not find out it was what had changed until weeks later. An aside, if you can hear ‘The Hum’ also known as infrasound, you’re psychic or you have Faerie/Witch/Shamanic blood.
It means you’d also sense earthquakes on the other side of the planet and connect with animals more powerfully than most people could conceive of.
Officially, the human hearing range for low frequency stops at 20HZ but approximately 10% (estimates vary) hear below that. If you feel you’re forever walking around asking what the humming noise is or feel like there is a transformer under your house, you are magic. People either get it or they don’t but the sensitivity gets stronger the more attuned and wise you become. And, you will love this, 18.98 HZ is the Ghost Frequency.
So, think sound, metal and strengthening your frequency.
Pneuma And Prana
The word pneumonia comes from Pneuma – which is spirit, breath, air. Similar to the Indian Prana, it is intelligence, thought, Thoth, the Taoist concept of ‘nine sacred breaths’, Wind, Air and Mercury. Similarly to the trad Chinese concept of Wind pathogen, most magical systems have an idea of ill winds and good winds, Pneuma that is benevolent and that which is not.
The burning of incense, sage and so on was not merely to destroy or deflect airborne bacteria but what the ancients believed was the negative entitites associated with them. While it is, of course, standard to Yoga, Qi Gong and meditation, your focus on breathwork could easily be turned into a supremely magical ritual.
As it is also magically linked with thought and it’s a time when we want to power up, cut the crappy content. If you’re reading to spike fear or indignation but you like the confirmation bias, feeling of connection to mainstream Muggle society, think again. I have a huge issue with this: I like to be informed and current but can also dive into a vortex of consciousness scrambling content.
Genius Plant Magic
Finally, remember Uranus is in Taurus. Plant magic is everything now. Magically, the ideal is to have them growing and develop a relationship. You take leaves off the plant, thank it but leave it living, happy in the earth. I hate it when you buy even organically grown vegetables but they’re the whole plant. I ordered a turmeric plant and then realized I would need to eat the root; I decided not to, ate some leaves and felt the plant spirit.
Obviously all this is good for your health and very now but if you talk to your plants and show respect for their existence, the magical benefits are profound. You tap into a whole other level of liminal wisdom. I am sure many of you reading know this already but for me it’s quite new. I just had an experience that illustrates this.
Last week, during the Moon in Taurus, I was trying to explain my new entheogenic gardening theory to someone who was not getting it. (No more of that from now on, see above re discretion.) I found myself saying that if you were attuned to your plants, the garden would grow the exact flower or herb that you needed. That you would not need to ask and you could trust this energy.
Right after I said that, I was like ‘is that real? Did I read it in a book somewhere or just dream it?’ The next morning, I went out into the garden and there were three brand new dandelion plants, as high as my arm, that had literally not been there the day before.
Magic is real and it’s becoming more real.
* Plague And Persecution – The Black Death And Early Modern Witch Hunts. This is a fascinating read that also talks of the environmental degradation that preceded this pandemic.
Image: Tin Can Forest