Motto: Where there’s a will, there’s a way Core desire: to prove one’s worth through courageous acts Goal: expert mastery in a way that improves the world Greatest fear: weakness, vulnerability, being a “chicken” Strategy: to be as strong and competent as possible Weakness: arrogance, always needing another battle to fight Talent: competence and courage The Hero is also known as: The warrior, crusader, rescuer, superhero, the soldier, dragon slayer, the winner and the team player.
TAURUS - The Magician
Motto: I make things happen. Core desire: understanding the fundamental laws of the universe Goal: to make dreams come true Greatest fear: unintended negative consequences Strategy: develop a vision and live by it Weakness: becoming manipulative Talent: finding win-win solutions The Magician is also known as: The visionary, catalyst, inventor, charismatic leader, shaman, healer, medicine man.
GEMINI - The Jester
Motto: You only live once Core desire: to live in the moment with full enjoyment Goal: to have a great time and lighten up the world Greatest fear: being bored or boring others Strategy: play, make jokes, be funny Weakness: frivolity, wasting time Talent: joy The Jester is also known as: The fool, trickster, joker, practical joker or comedian.
CANCER - The Caregiver
Motto: Love your neighbour as yourself Core desire: to protect and care for others Goal: to help others Greatest fear: selfishness and ingratitude Strategy: doing things for others Weakness: martyrdom and being exploited Talent: compassion, generosity The Caregiver is also known as: The saint, altruist, parent, helper, supporter.
LEO - The Lover
Motto: You’re the only one Core desire: intimacy and experience Goal: being in a relationship with the people, work and surroundings they love Greatest fear: being alone, a wallflower, unwanted, unloved Strategy: to become more and more physically and emotionally attractive Weakness: outward-directed desire to please others at risk of losing own identity Talent: passion, gratitude, appreciation, and commitment The Lover is also known as: The partner, friend, intimate, enthusiast, sensualist, spouse, team-builder.
VIRGO - The Innocent
Motto: Free to be you and me Core desire: to get to paradise Goal: to be happy Greatest fear: to be punished for doing something bad or wrong Strategy: to do things right Weakness: boring for all their naive innocence Talent: faith and optimism The Innocent is also known as: Utopian, traditionalist, naive, mystic, saint, romantic, dreamer.
LIBRA - The Orphan/Regular Guy or Gal
Motto: All men and women are created equal Core Desire: connecting with others Goal: to belong Greatest fear: to be left out or to stand out from the crowd Strategy: develop ordinary solid virtues, be down to earth, the common touch Weakness: losing one’s own self in an effort to blend in or for the sake of superficial relationships Talent: realism, empathy, lack of pretence The Regular Person is also known as: The good old boy, everyman, the person next door, the realist, the working stiff, the solid citizen, the good neighbour, the silent majority.
SCORPIO - The Ruler
Motto: Power isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. Core desire: control Goal: create a prosperous, successful family or community Strategy: exercise power Greatest fear: chaos, being overthrown Weakness: being authoritarian, unable to delegate Talent: responsibility, leadership The Ruler is also known as: The boss, leader, aristocrat, king, queen, politician, role model, manager or administrator.
SAGITTARIUS - The Explorer
Motto: Don’t fence me in Core desire: the freedom to find out who you are through exploring the world Goal: to experience a better, more authentic, more fulfilling life Biggest fear: getting trapped, conformity, and inner emptiness Strategy: journey, seeking out and experiencing new things, escape from boredom Weakness: aimless wandering, becoming a misfit Talent: autonomy, ambition, being true to one’s soul The explorer is also known as: The seeker, iconoclast, wanderer, individualist, pilgrim.
CAPRICORN - The Sage
Motto: The truth will set you free Core desire: to find the truth. Goal: to use intelligence and analysis to understand the world. Biggest fear: being duped, misled—or ignorance. Strategy: seeking out information and knowledge; self-reflection and understanding thought processes. Weakness: can study details forever and never act. Talent: wisdom, intelligence. The Sage is also known as: The expert, scholar, detective, advisor, thinker, philosopher, academic, researcher, thinker, planner, professional, mentor, teacher, contemplative.
AQUARIUS - The Rebel
Motto: Rules are made to be broken Core desire: revenge or revolution Goal: to overturn what isn’t working Greatest fear: to be powerless or ineffectual Strategy: disrupt, destroy, or shock Weakness: crossing over to the dark side, crime Talent: outrageousness, radical freedom The Outlaw is also known as: The rebel, revolutionary, wild man, the misfit, or iconoclast.
PISCES - The Creator
Motto: If you can imagine it, it can be done Core desire: to create things of enduring value Goal: to realize a vision Greatest fear: mediocre vision or execution Strategy: develop artistic control and skill Task: to create culture, express own vision Weakness: perfectionism, bad solutions Talent: creativity and imagination The Creator is also known as: The artist, inventor, innovator, musician, writer or dreamer.
“If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.”-Terence McKenna
“Among the Dagara, darkness is sacred. It is forbidden to illuminate it,
for light scares the Spirit away. Our night is the day of the Spirit
and of the ancestors, who come to tell us what lies on our life paths.
To have light around you is like saying that you would rather ignore
this wonderful opportunity to be shown the way. To the Dagara, such an
attitude is inconceivable. The one exception to this rule is a bonfire.
Though they emit a powerful glow, they are not prohibited because there
is always drumming around them, and the beat of the drum cancels out the
The following is an excerpt from my witching book. Please do not repost this text without acknowledging the source. Thank you!
Using music in magic can add another layer of intent to a ritual, spell, or general working. Adding music that the practitioner feels is appropriate can really raise the energy and work in the witch’s favor. This can be done by playing a recorded song, playing an instrument, singing, or whatever method you choose.
My belief is that by singing, you are embracing all five of the Elements: the earthen body, the water within, the fire of life, the air to produce sound, and the spirit in song. I find that this adds a personal bit to your magic and also helps to embrace the sacred, as well as really raising the energy to do work.
Considering that music is also the main art medium that I work with, I also view it as an offering of mine to the Divine: I’m giving my breath, my air, my voice, and a part of my very soul in the form of a song.
Music, especially in a rhythmic sense, has also been used to help shamans, medicine people, and cunning folk to raise their energy for their works for thousands of years. I feel that by connecting music making to my craft, I not only bring a very personal part of myself to it, but I am connecting with those who came before who did very similar things. In this way, I feel that the inclusion of making music in the craft ties us to the magic, to the tradition, and to each other.
Thanks for reading! If people are interested in hearing more about music and magic, let me know in the comments and reblogs and I’ll consider making a series of it! ✨
There is a Kaxinawá legend that tells that the indians of the village were very ill and the Shaman Kampu had done everything that was possible to cure them. All medicinal herbs known were used, but none helped his people’s agony. Kampu then entered the forest and under the effect of Ayahuasca, received the visit of A God. He brought in His hands a frog, from which He took a white secretion (The frog’s poison), and taught kampu how to extract it without harming the frog and apply it to cure any disease. Returning to the tribe and following the guidelines that he had received the Shaman Kampu was able to cure his brothers.
The green frog – Phyllomedusa bicolor, called a Kambô frog, is the largest species of the genus of the family Hylidae, found in southern Amazon and throughout the territory of Acre, also being found in almost all the Amazon countries, as the Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.