|Group:||A Little Witchy|
|Swap Coordinator:||njstauter (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||2|
|Location:||Regional - usa only|
|Type:||Type 1: Electronic|
|Last day to signup/drop:||April 13, 2018|
|Date items must be sent by:||April 28, 2018|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
This is the 3rd swap for 2018 Dark Moons. It is for May 14-15-16 and honors Kali. Please send this swap in time for your partner to use on these days.
Most times, I feel pretty positive in my magick. Some days I am totally opposite & wish to have a Spirit or bad-ass Goddess at my side. I decided to create a few swaps for those challenging times in our lives & invite those of you who need or want to engage in some stronger work to join the swap. The timing for each swap will be during the Dark Moon Phases.
Historically speaking, the Dark Moon refers to the 3 nights when the Moon exhibits zero illumination, while the New Moon is in the middle of those 3 nights. Look at witchcraft from a historical and/or modern Pagan approach. Dark & light with any sort of implied connotation of good & evil is simply ignorant. The Dark Moon is just one of 8 points within the Lunar cycle & there is nothing intrinsically good or bad about it. Dark Moon magick is very inward focused and can take you deep into the Spirit World.
It really takes courage to work with these Goddesses & the Dark Moon. It gives us a chance to look at the challenges in our lives and do something about them. When we work with Them, it is important to be clear about our intentions and to remember that when the work is complete to release Them, thanking Them for the experience.
Kali is a Hindu Goddess of death and destruction. She is seen as a fierce and terrifying warrior goddess. She is the dark aspect of the Goddess Durga. She is mostly depicted & illustrated as a blue woman with four to ten arms, carrying severed heads and/or swords in each hand. While this is a frightening and disturbing image to many, Kali's job was to destroy evil. She was the force that rid the land of filth, therefore providing a cleansing energy. She is the one who purges the world of evil (and the negative in our lives).
Kali is not merely a dark Goddess, She is also a Goddess of empowerment & of fierce determination. She is the energy that slays demonic entities. In addition, She is thought of as the Mother of the Universe, so therefore is also a Creatrix-Goddess. When people want protection from evil forces, they ask Kali for aid. She has Her dark side but She also has Her loving side. One cannot know the Light without knowing the Dark. There would be no life if there wasn't death. Kali teaches us these profound and unsettling lessons.
Send a package that includes at least 3 things your partner can use on her altar for a Dark Moon ritual honoring Kali. Many sites online will detail Her worship. Suggestions to send in the swap include:
Any form of your art that honors some aspect of Her
Written musings, poetry, prose (personal you create OR some found online)
Tarot card, often used to aspect Her energy like the Death card (this can be an actual Tarot card or one you make or copy from online.) When we work with the Death card, it can change how we feel about Endings in our lives.
Stones: Anything Blue (be sure to include its name and any aspects it has)
An affirmation printed on card stock (5x7) for Sacred Journal or BOS. Also consider making a page that supports change in the world...something you are interested
Doll, can be any form She takes or aspects
ATC or larger painting, drawing
Adult coloring pages (find at least 3)
Sigil, Ritual plan, OR spell, OR chant, OR song. Again, putting one of these on a 5x7 card stock that can be glued into a BOS is a great way to share. (graphic used for swap is the Kali Yantra)
Sender's Choice swap....you know what you like sending and always check your partner's profile for likes and dislikes. For those of you open to receive, consider that Kali knows what you need for your greater good. If you get three items, rate it a 5 if it comes on time. If it is sent late or missing items, rate it a 3. If someone flakes, let me know because we are a zero tolerance group and that person will be removed.
Include a note with swap information (swap name, your ID, and a short message about what you sent and why). PM me with questions or concerns. PLEASE PUT TOGETHER A PACKAGE THAT HAS SPIRITUAL VALUE. Send things you would be thrilled to receive.
PLEASE, PLEASE send on time so your partner can use what is in the package for her Dark Moon ritual. Rate when you receive. PM me with questions or concerns.
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