Warm greetings to all
Hopefully the cleansing energies from last week’s group ritual have kept you refreshed and feeling good!
As the pages of the calendar turn, we are quickly approaching a holiday that inspires fear in some and delight in others. As mentioned in the Merry Meet Monday news post, this Thursday is April Fool’s Day!
[Picture from Medieval Times Theatre- The Feast of Fools]
While the origins of April Fool’s Day remain a mystery, History.com suggests possible inspirations for the modern holiday could be tied to the confusing switching of the calenders in 14th Century France or perhaps the wild Ancient Roman festivals Hilaria or Saturnalia (aka the “Feast of Fools”).
Regardless of where the holiday originated, it is now celebrated around the world! This day is a green light for pranksters of all types hoping to spook friends and get a good laugh.
For those hoping to prank their loved ones- good luck! Just remember that on this day any pranks tend to be reciprocated in kind
[Pic from Pintrest]
For prankers hoping to have the last laugh or for those of us who’d rather not be the butt of a joke- it’s time to call upon some protective magick!
And luckily, we’ve got some higher powers that are on our side. With the passing of the Full Worm Moon last weekend, the sky is aglow with the light of the Waning Gibbous Moon.
The Spells8 Moon Phase Guide says that this moon phase is best suited to the following magickal pursuits:
In order to save face from April’s Fools pranksters- Banishing bad energy and Protection from pranks are just what we need!
Join your coven to draw in some good magickal energy as you enjoy a peaceful moment with your forum family
[Picture from MultiVu]
~ ~ Thursday, April 1st - Prank Protection ~ ~
Find some time to join in for a tea meditation - an easy and beginner-friendly meditative practice to help you focus your mind and draw in your energies
Although we are physically spread out across the world, it is possible to come together and share our energies and support when we share a quiet moment together.
Let’s enjoy a relaxing and peaceful tea time as a coven- you are warmly invited!
Ready? Let’s begin
Choose your beverage . While tea is the standard, it is perfectly fine to do this meditation with coffee, juice, hot cocoa, or any other beverage
Focus your intent . You can follow any style or type of meditation you choose- focus on your breath and thoughts and be present in this moment
Work some magick! While meditation is a magickal and healing process all on its own, you may choose to add an additional element of magick to your tea time.
(Optional - Apr 1) : Prank Protection
Protect yourself (or get the upper hand) this April Fool’s Day with a bit of magick that draws on the current energy of the Waning Gibbous Moon
[Picture from Drawception]
As you prepare your beverage this week, hold your cup firmly and keep it close to your body. Your energy this week is closed- seeking security and safety within
Sit still, cradling your cup to your chest. As you breathe deeply, imagine each breath to pull the energies around you in towards your body
With your warm mug as a focal point, visualize the energy in the air wrapping around you tightly and securely like a cocoon
Draw on the Waning Moon’s protective and banishing abilities with the chant:
The Waning Moon and all Her light-
Shield me well from this day’s plight.
Pranks can’t pierce my armor fine-
The final laugh shall now be mine!
[Pic from ImgFlip]
After your meditation, welcome back!
When your meditation is complete, you are very welcome to share any thoughts or experiences you had during tea time. Share some pics of your tea, your plans for the rest of the week, or just talk about what’s on your mind today.
Meditation helps to foster a clear mind, increased focus, and boost of positivity- enjoy these good feelings through the rest of your day or night!
[Picture from Learn Religions - The Fool Card]
Will you avoid playing the fool this Thursday? Or perhaps you’d rather be the trickster? To all the pranksters and would-be victims, wishing you a very happy and satisfying April Fool’s Day!
As always, I’m looking forward to an enjoyable meditation and shared cup with you all this Thursday
Until then, friends- have a blessed week!