Let’s get introspective and hit insecurities the Rising and Moon could develop.
Aries Rising can form insecurities around their external confidence and strength. An insecure one will want to appear “all that” by showing off, bragging, maybe acting arrogant. They find insecurity in their ability to establish direction or assertion in the public sphere and might try to dominate space.
Moon insecurities are aimed toward identity and self-worth via winning or conquest.
Challenges help Aries Moon develop. Battles and competitions are enticing but can reward their emotional fulfillment or can reassure a self-doubt.
Rising insecurities can exist in the physical realm with looks, material possessions, and money.
Watch for a more insecure Taurus Rising putting an emphasis on weight, beauty, fashion, cars, purses, etc. They could hide their body too.
Moon has insecurities around security and stability. They cling, is possessive, and territorial over others, places, things, even ideas. They
can have a fear of change and losing security that makes them stay in unhealthy relationships.
Rising insecurities lie in how they communicate, connect, how others judge their intellect and information.
You’ll see emphasis on jokes, trend-following, show of intellect, caution of communication or overshare of it with a insecure Gemini Rising.
Moon insecurities are tied to their intellect, social standing and acceptance, and possible lack of depth or emotional grasp.
An insecure Gemini Moon keeps things light and avoids too much self-analyzation. They avoid judgment of others but observe every nuance of others.
Rising has insecurities revolving around emotional offenses. They can be shyer, protective of views, maybe judgmental.
Moon is insecure in their individuality sometimes clinging to family or community views with blind faith. Security is a huge doubt.
You can find an insecure Cancer Moon being possessive, clingy, controlling, and manipulative.
Rising has their insecurities bundled up in ego and identity. You’ll find an insecure one boastful, opinionated, cocky, and harshly competitive.
Moon fears being forgotten, insecurity stems from lack of recognition and positive self-esteem. Common signs of low self-esteem will show.
Rising insecurities stem from a lack of perfection in the physical world or lack of usefulness.
An insecure Virgo Rising may become health and beauty obsessed, judgmental about looks, and must be “important” somehow to a group or person.
Moon insecurity is embedded in not being useful or needed. An insecure one easily gets used or turns into a doormat. They practice unhealthy giving and attachments.
Rising insecurity has to do with acceptance and admiration. An insecure one can exploit their talents, focus too much on looks, or even throw others under a bus.
Moon insecurity is about being liked and connected. They attach self-worth to who they associate with, fear being alone, and fear disapproval.
Scorpio Rising’s insecurity is appearing weak or vulnerable. They might act aggressively tough or be highly reserved.
An insecure Scorpio Rising doesn’t want others knowing the real them whatever it is.
Moon insecurity revolves around lack of control and fear of betrayal. Possession, manipulation, jealousy, and abuse take form with this.
Rising insecurities actually revolve around appearing foolish. They avoid “being wrong”, joke about themselves to avoid mocking from others. Sagittarius
Rising can have an insecurity of being labeled or pin down to something too specific, as if their impression is trapped.
An insecure Sagittarius Rising has a hard time accepting negative reputations, feedback, or being categorized even if that category true and not negative.
Moon insecurity is fear of being trapped or held down. With immaturity this leads to avoiding responsibility and commitments. They
can be insecure in how their morals line up to the rest of the world or community morals.
Capricorn Rising: Capricorn
in general has great insecurity in lack of control. Within the Rising they try to control environment with strictness, demands, or pushiness. They
can be insecure in their authority. They may overcompensate and push others around to get this or lack a lot of assertion.
Moon insecurity in lack of control shows most in their work and close relationships. They are controlling and critical. Their
insecurity can focus on stability. They may get dependent, not take risk, and become rigid to safeguard their stability.
Rising is insecure about acceptance/rejection. You will find an insecure one conforming, being opinionated, and displaying plenty of faux confidence.
Moon fears rejection and wants approval but tends to hide their uniqueness due to this. They might be quiet observers.They
can be insecure in their ability to become close with others. They fear intimacy, avoid emotional exploration, and become cold.
Rising has insecurities wrapped in guilt or shame. This could take form in wanting to please others, hating on those more carefree, being used, or attempting to escape with self-inflicted ignorance.
Moon is insecure about feeling loved and easily gives into guilt. They manipulate or deny to soothe or take control of this.
Full Moon Clarity Tarot Spread
1: what’s been hidden
2: what’s ahead for you
3: what’s influencing you
4: what’s led you to this point
5: what’s left for you to do
This spread is to help use the full moons light to illuminate some questions you may have been having and what you need to keep in mind for the coming cycle!
This is just a quick easy spread you can do every full moon. Keep track of your progress and see how it connects for your year, January’s full moon is the perfect time to start and a good opportunity to get your baseline done…that way you can only improve.
being a witch and living in a tiny dorm or apartment is a hassle… but here’s some (cheap and easy) tips to make your life a lot easier coming from a college witch!
quick note: if you are a student, you can get six months free of amazon prime with a student email account, and from then on out prime is only $50 instead of $100! amazon is a great place for tons of cheaper witchy resources (and really worth it for textbooks).
crystals! whether you’re sharing a room with someone or in a room by yourself, plenty of people collect and use crystals. check for local flea markets or see if there is an occult shop in your area, there’s bound to be some there. great starter crystals are clear quartz (an essential crystal), amethyst, and rose quartz!
📚 the library! your school library will have some sort of resources. also don’t worry about people thinking you’re strange for checking out books on magick… i promise they don’t care!
🕯 candles and incense! when i lived in a dorm, i hated not being able to light candles and burn incense. invest in some battery powered candles! you can get packs at local dollar stores or walmarts. as for aroma related magick, purchase some oils and mix them with some salt water and spray them around your room! oil warmers or wax warmers are also wonderful alternatives.
📖 a grimoire/book of shadows! i highly suggest keeping a personal book. no, you don’t have to get some elaborate leather bound book that came straight out of hocus pocus for it to be legit. you could find a sketchbook somewhere, use a three ring binder, or buy a hardback book at a thrift store and paint over the pages! your book is what you make of it. it is your own novel of personal magical experiences and knowledge, so make it your own!
🌵 plants! invest in cacti and succulents especially if you are a beginner or live in a tight space, they’re easy to manage throughout the rough mishaps and late nights of school work. cacti are great for protection and banishing negativity, where succulents bring love and healing. both plants can represent the ability to survive through conditions others cannot. if you have a balcony, take advantage!
⚗️ jars! now is a great time to collect containers from thrift stores, gather old pickle jars, and look for sales and coupons craft stores may have since most of them will have all sorts of neat jars.
🔮 an altar! if you don’t have a roommate to worry about, great! do your thing. if you do (and the don’t exactly seem cool with the whole witch thing), you can make a subtle altar of candles, crystals, and some plants or flowers. they don’t have to be elaborate. you could keep a small altar in a shoe box or draw one in your bos/grimoire! get creative!
✍️ sigils! use sigils. abuse sigils. put them everywhere. write them in binders or on your skin, write them on sticky notes or ripped paper and put them places you’ll see them or bury them outside. sleep with a protective one under your pillow. there’s so many things to do and its so easy to use them!
get creative! you can make crystals out of salt (another thing you should invest in), learn how to read playing cards if you can’t afford a tarot deck, and never forget you can find the coolest things at thrift stores. paint can be your best friend!
☕️ tea and coffee! a keurig is a wonderful investment. whether you like coffee or tea, it gives you boiling water fast without leaving a dorm. enchant your keurig and remind yourself of the properties in your drink to help you learn.
decorating! take advantage of things like twinkle lights and washi tape! if you don’t know about washi tape, its a decorating tape that does not damage walls. create constellations or sigils with washi tape on your walls! amazon also sells many cheap tapestries. give yourself a comfortable and pleasant space to live and work!
⏳ plan! enchant your planners to help you remember due dates, and while you’re at it, keep track of moon phases and other events! many calendars will tell you when full moons are.
meditate! this is something i find very important to stay sane during hard semesters. if you have a roommate, maybe meditate in the morning or late at night laying in bed. you could also meditate when they have classes. its okay if you cant every day, but its important to remember to save time for you.
walks! if you live in a dorm there’s a big chance you’ll be walking to class. enjoy these walks with nature, read outside every now and again, but make sure that you are always safe.
take your time! you do not have to collect all of these things in a week, month, or even year. witchcraft is all about intent and energy. you hold the power, the items are only there to help. manifest your own power, collect at your own pace.
🔎research! always research properties of things. buy cheap dried herbs from grocery stores and work with them, figure out what to put in your coffee to help you with your day, and learn how to enchant crystals to help you feel a little more confident about your studies. most importantly, learn to balance your studies and your witchy research, and don’t let witchcraft get in the way of your schoolwork. school should come first always!
i hope this helped some of you college witches, new and experienced! i am always open to answer questions! happy casting!
Your a passionate spirit that is driven to protect and love others. You're easily controlled by your feelings. Your soul loves passionately and hates passionately
Venus has been placed into your heart to spread love and ambiance amoungst your loved ones. The energy in your spirit projects a beautiful calmness to you. You are the healers of this world.
Your soul, mind and body is constantly restless. Your heart is full of emotions, spinning like a wheel inside of you. Your feelings dance on your lips, and you are born to inspire with your words.
Your soul is constructed from moon dust. Your Cancer moon fills up your soul with compassion and instinct to care for others. You are a sweet lullaby and beautiful soul that was placed on this world to spark hope in others.
The sun burns in your heart. Flames of happiness flicker inside you, and you want to share that happiness with the world. You are an angel of light, and make this dark world light up a bit more.
Naturally you feel driven to fix everyone and everything. But just remember, in order to heal others you have to heal yourself first. Your spirit needs to cleanse before you cleanse others. Use your tender gift to serve the people who need it.
You are a work of art. Your soul is painted from the finest oil paints, and sculpted from rich clay. You are born to create and to make this world beautiful again. Use your gracious spirit to guide others to see the beauty in the unexpected.
You are a bruised spirit that has been on this earth a million times over. Your soul is old with wisdom, but young with intense passion. Dear Scorpio Moons, you are so rare and beautiful. Use your that rare, deep beauty to show love to others, and to inspire the broken to keep fighting.
The planet Jupiter rules over your heart, causing your soul to be passionate. Your heart is made of gold, and you have this craving to travel and to discover. Your duty is to explore, and quench that thirst to discover.
Icy and harsh Saturn is nuzzled into your soul. You are made of steel, and stand as tall as a mountain. You weep tears when nobody is looking. My sweet Capricorn Moon, its okay to feel broken. Use that brokenness to mend the hearts of others, and to be the best you can be for yourself. Because you are loved, and you deserve the best in life.
Naturally, you are a very accepting and open minded being. Your unique spirit stands out from the crowd. You are a gorgeous soul made from stardust that inspires others to be themselves and to express themselves the way they want to.
You are soft as the sand on the beach, and ever changing like the ocean. A ocean like storm is constantly raging inside of you. Let go, and let the dark waters flow out of your spirit.
Divination can be hard and draining, it takes up a lot of energy. For those who are still new to it, it can really drain you and result in headaches and frustrations. Here are some tips to help all you beginners out with divination and how draining it can be.
Drink plenty of water, being dehydrated is not fun and especially not when you are using so much energy
Take a shower or bath before any divination work to help cleanse yourself
Meditate before big divination work to help center and ground yourself
Crystals good for divination and psychic work: nuummite, amethyst, amazonite, fluorite, and aqua aura quartz
Clear Quartz is a good energy booster and can help you feel less drained after divination
Drink some black tea to help ground yourself and give yourself extra energy for divination work
If you are starting to feel tired during divination, that is okay, take a break or take a nap. Forcing yourself to keep going will only exhaust you further and make everything more difficult. You deserve breaks
It is okay to use notes during divination, don’t worry what others say. Its not ‘unprofessional’, even veterans in divination use notes. Keep a notebook with you full of different meanings of cards or stones or runes, take notes as you go, write down your thoughts and keep it near you every time you practice.
Yellow is the color of divination, keep yellow things around you to help. Yellow blanket(s), yellow pillows, yellow candles, yellow pieces of paper; anything you can find. Purple is also another color good to help with psychic abilities and awareness
Herbs good for divination and psychic work: cinnamon, lemon, cherry, lettuce, grapes, orange (orange peel), mint, pumpkin, celery, lemon balm, catnip, thyme, rose, seaweed, star anise, mullein, mugwort and rosemary can all help you. Bake with them, eat them, use them in teas or keep them near you in a sachet or jar
Stretch and take little walks. Sitting for a long time can be killer and make you sore. Stretch your legs and take little five or ten minute walks during long readings and psychic work. Muscle and joint stiffness is never fun
Rather than trying to tackle large readings every day, do small ones. Like a few questions to your pendulum, pull a single card, draw a crystal from a bag, etc. Small daily practices can help you in the long run without exhausting you.
Open a window and let some fresh air in while you work, it will do wonders, especially since air is the element associated with divination work.
Keep a small bowl or cup of salt near you, it will absorb the negative energy about you especially if you are feeling frustrated
Moon water is great for divination: drink it, make tea with it, spray the room with it, anoint yourself with it, keep it near you, etc
Cleanse your space before divination work, again it will keep negativity away from you
Cleanse and charge your divination tools regularly, it really helps in the long run. Put them in the moonlight at night (especially during full moons), keep salt near them, smoke cleanse them if you can, burn white candles, use crystals/gems, etc
Its okay if you get confused and don’t know how to interpret something. Take notes on it and with time it may become more clear to you. Don’t force yourself to try to understand
Mistakes happen, you won’t always be 100% right on things. No one is, divination is not a certain thing. Things change all the time, its okay. Don’t let it get you down.
If you are tired, sick, stressed, or anything else and don’t feel like doing divination work that is fine. Its okay, you don’t have to do it all the time. Especially not if you are feeling unwell and tired. Rest and take care of yourself, you can continue practice another time
If you use tools in your work like mirrors, tea cups/mugs, cards, crystals, etc try to bond with them. Creating a bond with your tools can improve your divination quite a bit
You don’t have to practice on other people, you can do it for yourself and your own questions. Its an old wive’s tale that you can’t use tarot or divination on yourself, you definitely can
Try to get a good nights sleep before and after divination
Once you finish, treat yourself. Get something to eat, watch a movie or show you like, curl up with a book, snuggle into a blanket, play with your pets, take a nap; do whatever makes you happy. You did a good job and deserve some time to rest and recharge afterwards
🔵 Moon Water: This type of water is special. It’s water made for keeping Moon’s energies, it can be used in all kinds of Moon related magic. Also pretty useful for cleansing, balance and giving your spells an extra boost.
🔵 Different sources of water can have different elements such as metals dissolved on it, and this gives it more effects. For example, copper for love, sulfur for banishing or salt for protection.
🔵 Check if rain is drinkable in your area, you could make many things with it! as teas or drinkable potions.
🔵 As Moon water, you can also make water with the energies of other celestial bodies as stars, planets and more!
For all the witches who need to keep their Craft under wraps. Whether it is because of a lack of space, sharing your space with religious roommates (or simply people who don’t “get” witchcraft), or if you just would like your privacy, this list can help you out.
- Keep all your ritual tools in a plain box (like a shoe box) that can be easily tucked under your bed or in your closet and away from prying eyes.
- You can draw out an altar in a sketchbook. You can also add pictures printed from online or from magazines.
- Using glass jar candles can help make any magical space look mundane, and they come in a large variety of scents too (and people will always know what to get you when holidays roll around!).
- If you want to make an altar for a deity, but can’t make it too obvious, put a jar candle next to a trinket or picture associated with that deity. For example, a rose candle next to a sea shell for Aphrodite.
- Use colors matching your intent. This can mean you wear a red shirt, or carry a blue pen, or carry a green handbag.
- Enchant your jewelry. You can make a bracelet for protection, earrings for love, a necklace for luck, etc.
- Enchant your makeup, lotion or hair products. You can also use your face cleanser as a magical cleanser as well.
- Sigils. Sigils are simple symbols with intent put into them. They can be easily mistaken for simple doodles or intricate designs.
Crystals, Herbs and Incense
- If you are planning on having herbs in your room/space, you may wish to keep them in mason jars rather than plastic baggies. Many ignorant people assume that any herb in a baggy is marijuana. I’ve had someone mistake chamomile for marijuana before…
- Drinking tea is an innocent way to incorporate herbs into any practice. Teas come in all sorts of blends and flavors (they also usually come in fancy tins that you can save!). If you have a well known fondness for tea, if you start to buy herbs to mix your own blends, most wouldn’t blink an eye.
- Gardening or house plants. This is an easy way to incorporate herbs and plants without drawing attention.
- Crystals are very pretty. Crystal and rock collecting is also a very common hobby.
- If you don’t have access to incense, use jar candles, wax melts (with the warmers) or any type of open-and-leave-it air fresheners.
- To make an easy pendulum, loop a piece of cord or string through a ring. The weight of the ring will act just like a pendulum. You can also use an old necklace or bracelet depending on the length of the chain.
- Playing cards instead of Tarot cards. If you have trouble remembering the cards, doodle little symbols on each card that help you remember. You can also use trading game cards (like Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh!) if the pictures help you more.
Grimoires and Witchy Books
- Depending on your living situation, a plain notebook may not deter nosey people from snooping. If you need an alternative, pick up an old book from a thrift shop to write notes in. You can add notes in the margins, write over the print with markers, or glue in your own pages. This way your grimoire can sit on your bookshelf and look completely innocent.
- Note taking apps. I recommend Tumblr for a secret witch, mainly because you can have a witchy side blog to hold all your notes and no one will know. However, there are also a lot of note-taking apps (like OneNote) that let you create various “notebooks” and sections.
- Planner notebooks or binders. Most planners have some sort of personal inserts that can be made that you can write witchy notes. It’s also a super easy way to keep track of moon cycles and sabbats. This also allows you to get super creative.
When looking at aspects between planets, we must look at three things; the polarities, the nature of the individual planets and the potency of the aspects themselves.
Trine (most potent)
Sextile (must be called upon)
Semi Sextile (less potent version of Sextile)
Conjunction (Most potent aspect in general and interpretation relies heavily on the relationship between the planets)
Square (most challenging/potent)
Opposition (the energies pull away from each other)
Semi-Square (less potent version of Square)
*Keep in mind that the moon is the mother and all aspects can contribute to the person’s relationship with her.*
Moon - Ascendant:This person’s wears their emotions on their sleeve, this can be either comforting or admirable to others but can also be overbearing depending on the aspect. These people may also feel that their emotions are very important to their self image and identity.
Moon - Sun:With these two luminaries and counterparts being in aspect with each other we experience the relationship between the two parts of ourselves - conscious and subconscious, wants and needs etc. It is said that these aspects also represent what we were taught from both our parents or the relationship between them. These aspects show us the internal relationship between our psyches.
Moon - Mercury:These aspects represent the relationship between the person’s mind and emotions. They show us how we communicate our emotions to others and make sense of them ourselves. These people tend to spend time thinking through and analyzing their emotions regardless of the nature of the aspect.
Moon - Venus:These aspects creates a sensitivity in people as their emotions are directly linked to their capacity for love. Appearance is quite important to them and they almost always have a very comfortable vibe that allows people to easily open up around them. They are quite charming but can also take things to heart.
Moon - Mars:These aspects relate to the union between the emotions and the drive of a person. It is quite common for these people to be most motivated by their emotions and so, they are thought to have very powerful - almost compelling emotions. They show us the relationship between our emotions are our sex drive in addition to that.
Moon - Jupiter:These aspects show us how we share with others. They show how we influence people through our emotions and how our emotions influence our own generosity and wisdom. People with strong Moon - Jupiter aspects tend to overshare while those with weaker Moon - Jupiter aspects find a good balance.
Moon - Saturn:These aspects show the internal relationship between our emotions and responsibilities, whether they’re too much for us or not. They can also show us how we view those in authority and our relationship with authoritative figures in our lives. In addition, these aspects can influence how we express our emotions. People with these aspects may also have a bit of a chip on their shoulder or may feel that they carry a burden
Moon - Uranus:These aspects show us how our emotions contribute to our rebellious views as well as being an indicator or neurotic emotions. Because the moon also represents the mother, it can indicate to an unstable relationship with one’s mother.
Moon - Neptune:People with these kind of aspects are quite artistic but depending on the aspect can be quite prone to escapism. These aspects may also show us our emotional relationships with drugs and alcohol.
Moon - Pluto:These aspects show us just how powerful our emotions are and whether or not we have control over them. They can show us our emotions towards death or the occult. Unfortunately in some cases, it can indicate an abuse relationship with the mother.
Levi’s Character Song by Kamiya Hiroshi - Full song available here.
Translated by pammu_28 on twitter, posted here with their kind permission ♡.
Even if we try to change the current world There is one certain thing We have no way out
Outside the wall is hell And inside is full of deception We only have to accept them And fulfill our duties
Don’t you try to use your insufficient brain? Overwhelming emotions will get you killed?
* To pierce through dark side of the moon We have to be faster And sometimes unhesitatingly cruel You are not wrong. Do as you want to There is no answer here Just make your own decision with no regrets
To survive here You need to be trained by painful remembrance More than educated by words
Avoiding sacrifice and peril might end up achieving nothing Prepare yourself for it
To expose hidden side of the moon keep calm, don’t scream and look through any situations Without result, there is no right thing Therefore, just for the last moment Live your life in the way that leaves no regrets behind
Gallant soldiers fallen behind my back The thoughts they left give me power Someday we will certainly destroy the impeding wall and break free I dedicate my life for it
The translation for Erwin’s song is also availablehere!
aries - aries is young, they feel everything so strongly it hurts, sometimes the pain is good though. the sweetest friend you could want, with a big temper but a bigger heart.
taurus - steadfast and slightly cold, the lunar taurean puts a lot of value on things because of the materialistic side of this sign. they are very loving though, soulmate material.
gemini - moon in gemini makes for a flighty individual who thinks deeper than you would ever know. they know everything, and if you go well with them, they’ll show you everything.
cancer - the moon is at home in cancer’s soft arms. good cooks, soft and glowing people, cancer moon wants home. home can be a place, a person, a feeling. be the person they call home.
leo - big heart, big mouth. leo moon tends to feel everything with a glow, they smile bigger than most and have a great sense of humour. very warm people, they need their hands held sometimes.
virgo - virgo moon is a critical position; whether to themselves or others, it isn’t meant harshly but honestly. they love you, they want you to see yourself the way they see you. listen with love in your ears.
libra - lunar librans want love and peace everywhere. they are sweet natured but flighty, they may be gossipy but are very loyal. they will love you forever.
scorpio - scorpio moon is a deep one. everything is extreme with them, but their feelings are never out of place. water runs deep here, be careful with them, they’re softer than they seem.
sagittarius - the moon is high in the sky with sagittarius lifting it. they feel deeply, but even in their darkest moments, they know that the pain is supposed to be here, and it will be right soon.
capricorn - a hardship when young maybe. capricorn here is a harsh placement, but really all they need is a little love and care to truly flourish. be gentle with them.
aquarius - lunar aquarians feel things different to you and i; even their emotions are unconventional. that doesn’t mean they’re unloveable or uncaring, they just need a little kindness to light them up.
pisces - lunar pisceans are delicate. they float between this world and the next, feeling everything so strongly against their fragile bones. they need a tender hand to keep them stable.
what makes u happy, based on where ur moon is -moon in first: getting advice, keeping journals -moon in second: food and pretty stuff -moon in third: jokes and Wikipedia -moon in fourth: ur parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles and grandparents -moon in fifth: presents from loved ones, recognition of your talent -moon in sixth: babysitting and going to the library -moon in seventh: ur bae -moon in eighth: sex :) and emotional intimacy ;) -moon in ninth: learning (languages, cultures, fascinating tings, etc) -moon in tenth: $hmoney and $uccess -moon in eleventh: all of ur friends and giving them advice -moon in twelfth: subconsciously reading into the emotions and hidden thoughts of those around u, and naps
It was all you. Because for once, you believed in yourself. You believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world. It’s like the hidden secret that no one tells you. We can all be beautiful girls. It’s so easy. It’s like Dorothy clicking her heels to go home. You could do it all along.