Common Crystals in Magic

Let’s dive right in with the most common crystals and minerals you’re likely to encounter in occult and magic shops, and the world! Feldspars The single most common mineral on the planet Earth is feldspar. Feldspar forms from magma, and is found in sedimentary rocks; it makes up 41% of the mineral content of the…

Working with the Greater Key of Solomon

“Treasure up, O my son Roboam! the wisdom of my words, seeing that I Solomon, have received it from the Lord.” The Greater Key of Solomon Is The Greater Key of Solomon appropriated from Judaism? First, let’s delve into what it means to appropriate a practice from a closed culture, because that’s the whole phrase…

Crystal Identification

Why do we care about the identification of our stones, crystals, minerals, and rocks? Different stones have different energies; it’s possible for you to work with your stones without identifying them, if you’re especially sensitive to their energies, and use them in a purely intuitive manner. However, knowing what you’ve got means you can get…

Crystal Care

Crystals and minerals can require some care and upkeep, just to keep them looking nice, and feeling full of good pleasant energy. Knowing what sort of stone you’ve got in your hands can help you figure out what sort of care that stone needs! Before you undertake to clean or energetically cleanse a stone, it’s…

Refining my Astrology Practice

In my quest to refine how I use atrobot for my astrology practice, I’ve explored the ‘strict’ orbs setting, and decided i really like it. Precision and very tight allowances in the degrees mean no massive clutter of lines that’s hard to read, yet I can still have the sorts of aspects I want to…

Divination and Worship as Energy Work

As I mentioned in the beginning of this course, Energy Work takes on three forms: Magick, Divination, and Worship. We’re gonna talk about Divination and Worship in this lesson, and cram a whole lot of information into a very short space. I want to make it clear, however, that Divination and Worship both deserve just…

Ethical Crystals

Welcome to the second lesson for the Crystals 101 course I created in 2020! We’re going to learn about ethical crystal collecting, and why this should matter to you. Let me start by reassuring you that if you didn’t know this information before now, that’s ok! Everyone starts their journey towards morality and ethics at…

Look at the Stars

We can see that for the slow moving placements, not much has changed in the last week. But what has changed is the Moon, and a couple of interesting things going on with the Pisces/Aries group. Moon square the Sun, which means it’s First Quarter baby! Observe, however, those red lines. Moon opposite Saturn, and…

Crystal and Gem Magic Course

Crystals and Rocks Lesson 1 My philosophy for the courses I teach is simple: you get out of these classes what you put into them. If you want to apply yourself and really work, you’ll get a lot out of what I hope to offer to you. But, you can skim and still get a…

Conjunctions, Orbs, Astrology

Let’s talk about orbs for a hot minute. The “orb” is the allowable margin for aspects. If a conjunction is two placements in the same spot, what we mean isn’t just when they’re literally on top of one another, but when there’s a little give and room between them, too. For a conjunction, most sources…

Alternative Energy Work Methods

Alternative Grounding and Centering If you’ve had trouble with grounding and centering, you’re likely to have some issues with other forms of energy work, too. I’ve had a discussion with a student in the classroom and it’s brought to light some issues around neurodivergent people and what we call ‘normal’ vs ‘altered’ states of consciousness,…