Why I Left My First Coven

I did not ever think that a coven would appeal to me. I shied away from Wicca because of the rules of the faith and practice. I wanted to build and create my own way. Yet, when I was invited to join a small online coven, I was excited. The leader was knowledgeable and had brought over members she trusted deeply from a prior group she had created.

I went in with little expectation. I had barely begun my own practice and was eager to learn. But practicing online, with strangers, proves to be a difficult thing over time. As one of the older members, my day to day life made it difficult to connect with them. We had wonderful conversations regarding craftwork and how witchcraft is coming further into the public eye, but we didn’t really practice together.
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Now, while I didn’t learn much in the way of developing craftwork, they did help me realize the path I did want to create for myself. I realized that I no longer found myself reaching to the group to share and grow with. Which sparked me to try to overcompensate with them. I did not want to just leave the space without trying. I truly thought that if I tried to drive conversation or pose questions, challenge them more, we would grow closer. But I eventually found myself at odds with the coven leader. Not in any kind of dramatic way, we just didn’t see eye to eye any longer.

I realized that while I enjoyed the intense conversations that a few engaged in with me, it left others feeling like I was overbearing. I was too opinionated. Which now, I could see how they would get that impression. When I get excited and truly engage, I tend to prattle on and on. It’s rare that I feel safe enough to discuss things like that, so when it happens I dive on in.

There came a moment where I realized that we just weren’t a fit for one another any longer.
Leaving people while on your path does not have to be some big dramatic to-do. Sometimes, you just outgrow your friendship or no longer hold the same perspective. There is no need to burn bridges or curse them to the heavens simple because the relationship no longer suits your needs.

I swore I would never work with a coven unless it was with people I deeply connected with.

Lo and behold, within the last few months I have found some of my greatest friends that practice. We are all so different on our paths, but that diversity sparks some amazing growth. No one’s path is better or worse, accepting those differences and learning from and with them can inspire a whole new direction for you.

Be open to the relationships and opportunities that present themselves to you. You’ll find your people in time.

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Tarot Forecast: Jan 08 – Jan 14, 2018

Welcome to 2018!  If you’re anything like me, you usually roll into the new year in no rush. We’ve got a whole year to hit those milestones!  This year came at me like no other though.  I couldn’t breeze on in like everything was sunshine and daisies.  I hit the ground running and I’ve been determined to keep up that momentum.  I’m going to smash my goals out of the park this year.
With that in mind, I am adding weekly tarot readings back to my Sunday self care routine.  I thought I would share my readings with you!
This week’s theme, Surrender Control.  That can be a doozy for some of us.  But, while smashing goals may be at the forefront of our thoughts, we must remember that letting go is just as important. You cannot force what does not belong. Allow yourself to adapt to what comes and you’ll find the ride much smoother.
 
Monday & Tuesday, Jan 08 & Jan 09, are all about taking some time for yourself and recharging.  Kiddos officially go back to school this week – so now is the time to trust that their teachers are ready for them!  Take a few moments to yourself in the morning or during lunch to soak in some solitude.
Wednesday and Thursday, Jan 10 & Jan 11, just keep soaking in those quiet moments. We’re officially into the work week so if you find yourself coming back to a pile of “to dos”, take a moment to breath. Prioritize your “must dos” and close the office door if you can.  Monitoring your own energy will only benefit you.  You can’t control what must be done, so just chip away at it.
When Friday (Jan 12) comes by, it’s time to hit the restart button.  The week is gone and you should be feeling lighter with the benefit of that breathing room. If you’ve felt out of whack all week, take the time today to focus on reconnecting to divine spirit.
By Saturday & Sunday, (Jan 13 & 14), take some time to reconnect with your loved ones and seek out some companionship.  Enjoy the simple things and take it slow.
How to get through the week:  Express your truth.  While this seems to stand in contrast to Surrendering Control, I find it to be a nice support.  Don’t allow others to push you into an overwhelming position this week.  They can take a moment and step up, especially if it isn’t a dire situation.  Allow yourself to set expectations and maintain boundaries, they’ll survive without you for the moment.
Love & Light, Mavens!
Let me know how you read the cards drawn! I am always interested in other’s interpretations as they can only teach me more.
 
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