I’ve Moved!!

Hexcellence is dead. And from its ashes, Zennia has arisen!

Zennia Logo

I’m sure you can tell by the fact that I haven’t been posting over here very much that I’ve lost some of my passion.

As I told my newsletter subscribers, “I still love what I do–I just don’t love the way I’m doing it”.

I had been debating whether or not to make the change for the better part of a year.

Finally, on the Gemini Super Moon, I did it. I launched Zennia–my new blog and store.

From my new About page:

Zennia is a lifestyle blog for the modern witch.

For those of us who experience the political as the personal.

For those of us who value self care and the importance of emotional labor.

For those of us who don’t want to repeat our parent’s mistakes.

My products have been designed to hold a mirror up to the self, and to help my clients more readily and lovingly know themselves. I do this through focusing on tarot readings, and making courses and workbooks that center around the important work of self care and shadow work.

My mission is to take all I have learned, translate those lessons into both free and paid content, and use that content to help my clients live honest, free, and wild lives!



I am so excited to share this new path on my journey with you!

Just a quick heads up: I will be transferring all post from this blog over to the new one, so adjust your bookmarks accordingly!


I do hope you follow me over to the new blog. And if you choose to order from me, make sure you use offer code ZENNIA for 10% off until 12/10/17.



Zee (Zennia)


Calling All Shadow Workers (New Product)!

It’s finally here!

I have been working so hard, for so long, to be able to get this beautiful new product to you, my loves.

Shadow work has been such a gift to my spiritual practice, and I want to pass that on to you with Moon Shadows!

What is Moon Shadows?

๐ŸŒ‘ Moon Shadows is the 28-day shadows work bootcamp you didnโ€™t know you were waiting for.

๐ŸŒ’ This highly personal and flexible self-lead course starts with us catching an initial glimpse of your shadow, and ends with a self care ritual.

๐ŸŒ“ The between phases leads you through the journey of encountering your shadow self, examining your shadow, and finally integrating it into Self.

๐ŸŒ” This multimedia course is packed with practical techniques you can use again and again in your shadow work journey.

๐ŸŒ• Moon Shadows is delivered in a .ZIP file directly to your email as soon as you purchase it. One price, one download, and you can use it again and again in your personal practice.

๐ŸŒ— Modeled after the 8 phases of the moon, you can run Moon Shadows as a 28-day bootcamp or stretch it out over weeks or even monthsโ€“since itโ€™s self lead, it is fully adaptable to your schedule and needs.

๐ŸŒ˜A great way to either start or reinvigorate your Shadow work practice!

What’s Included:

๐ŸŒ‘Moon Shadows is delivered to you email inbox in a .zip file that contains:ย 

๐ŸŒ’ 13 PDFs and 3 mp3s.

๐ŸŒ“Within these files, you will find:

๐ŸŒ” 13 journal prompts. Written to get you more familiar with your Shadow, and to help you work out your feelings about this aspect of yourself.

๐ŸŒ• 2 rituals. We open and close this course with a ritual. The first is a guided scrying exercise where we catch a glimpse of our Shadow. The final is a self care ritual to help recenter and nourish ourselves after all out hard work.

๐ŸŒ—ย  1 meditation, where we journey inside our psyche to meet and commune with our Shadow. This meditation is fully guided and includes a relaxation exercise and tips for successfully meditating.

๐ŸŒ˜ A mini-course in goal setting. At the end of our โ€œcycleโ€, we decide how weโ€™re going to either integrate our Shadow, or curb it (to keep it from sabotaging ourselves). We do this by deciding on realistic, achievable goals for this work, which I teach you through a mini goal setting course. This method of goal setting works for any objective, as well, and will become a valuable part of your life as well as your spirituality!

Supply List:

Bare minimum things you will 100% need are: Software that can open PDFs and some way to download and listen to audio files. Thatโ€™s it!

The ritual included in the course requires the following items: A candle (or candles) of any size and color. Your favorite bath salts (a simple recipe for bath salts is included in the course if you wish to go that route). Your favorite tea.

Other optional things you may want to have on hand include: a printer (as some PDFs are basically mini workbooks that you can print off and fill out). A journal (while you can print off the workbooks, a journal is always 1000% helpful when doing shadow work).

Get Moon Shadows Now!

The Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon(1)

Things have been in major flux for me lately.

Fist a stomach bug, then family obligations. Then Irma came through. Then more health stuff.

Before all of this, I wasn’t just sitting around and twiddling my thumbs, obviously. I had plans. Big plans. Plans that involved being very active (and having electricity).

Obviously, everything that was going on made that difficult–and at times impossible.

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Solar Eclipse: Self Care

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This information was originally posted to the Philautia private group, in response to two students who wanted to know what could be done in terms of self care for this quickly approaching solar eclipse.


The energies of this time are (obviously) very BIG and heavy. There is a lot going on and a lot being asked of us at this time. We are being asked to rise up and meet these responsibilities.

  • Practical things to do at this time if you are an activist or sensitive person (or both) would be to examine your self care routine at this time.
  • Are your sleeping enough? Eating enough? Drinking enough water? Do you allow yourself to get easily overwhelmed by what’s going on? Remember to take breaks and take care of yourself–you can’t be truly helpful if you’re running on an empty tank!

Spiritual things to do at this time would be:

  • GROUNDING. Make sure you’re grounding yourself.
  • Cleansing yourself and your space is also great. I’ve been really into sage recently, for cleansing spaces.
  • A good self cleansing would be to get in the shower, stand under the spray, and with your eyes closed, envision all the impurities sliding off your spiritual body and flowing down the drain. I would suggest air drying after this cleansing, but depending upon your living situation/comfort with nudity, that may be difficult. Air dry if you can, or wrap yourself in a towel or robe and dry that way.
  • Cleanse those energy centers! There are tons of chakra cleansing guided meditations up on YouTube–take your pick. They range from 5 minutes to an hour, do whichever feels right for you.


America is pretty much going through a time of shadow work right now. A lot of the ugly shit this country was built upon (and continues to benefit from) is coming to the surface. Shadow work and self care/love go hand in hand. Self care is needed after a bout of shadow work, and shadow work itself is basically a form of “tough” love–being honest about the hidden aspects of ourselves so we can either fully integrate them with love, or work to keep them under control.

  • Right now is a great time (for all us white people reading this) to be honest with ourselves about our complacency within this oppressive system and work on that, and also to think upon how we specifically can work on dismantling white supremacy and its effects.
  • Ask your guides/higher self/deities/divination method of choice (or really dig down and journal your thoughts out) about all this shit: How you’ve been complacent, but also how you specifically can be a help at this point.

The Hoodwitch has a great blog post further detailing the energies of this time that you can use to come up with your own ideas about what to do: http://www.thehoodwitch.com/…/the-hoodwitch-witch-tips

In summation: Keep yourself clean & grounded, be a help to yourself and others, and don’t lose hope!

((Also, I know the eclipse is big and exciting and all, but let’s not forget that we’re also going through Mercury retrograde. The Mercury Rx is in Virgo, so planning is a big, big thing you can do for yourself right now. Grab your planner [or start a bullet journal] and start getting things in order. Your future self will thank you for it!))

SoSL: Down & Dirty Self Care Tips

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As the self proclaimed Realistic Mystic, I feel obligated to keep things 100% honest with y’all.

So I feel very comfortable saying that the popular self care tips that seem to circulate online aren’t for all of us. And they’re not for most of us all of the time. I know there’s a lot of you who follow this blog who have depression (like me). I know there’s at least one of you who has Lyme disease. I’m sure there’s many more of y’all who have mental/physical issues that zap your energy.

These tips are for y’all. Not all of these tips are going to work for all of you. That’s okay. Take what works for you, use the rest as a springboard to come up with ideas that will work for your situation.

This is my love letter to my fellow Spoonies out there. You deserve access to self love, too. You deserve the peace of mind knowing that you need to be able to survive before you can thrive, and that’s okay. I love you, and I believe in you. You’ve got this.

Now, onto the tips!

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Limited Time Reading!

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Month two of the Summer of Self Love will continue this weekend, but while I’m working on that, I thought I’d tell you about the newest reading in the shop!

Eclipse season is upon us! This is a time of great change and powerful energies.

August 2017 gives us a partial lunar eclipse in full moon Aquarius (on August 7th), and a full solar eclipse on new moon Leo (on the 21st).

Aquarius and Leo are sister signs–exact opposites on the natal chart. Aquarius is a sign built on independence and rebellion, while Leo is all about being the center of attention–a queen dependent on the adoration of their subjects.

Using the energies of this lunar cycle would be incredibly helpful when trying to bridge emotional gaps in your life. How are you letting opposing personality traits tear you in two? And how can you heal those fissures?

This nine (9) card reading can help you figure it out. This reading is comprised of eight (8) tarot cards which detail where your inner rebellious teen may be butting heads with your inner ruling royal, and how you can coax the two into cooperation.

The ninth card is an oracle card, giving you either a keyword or a mantra for you to focus on during this lunar cycle.

This reading is only being offered until August 8, 2017 and there are only 6 left in stock. So if you want one,ย  h u r r y ! !

Order Yours Here!

SoSL: The Power of the Personal Myth

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The Summer of Self Love continues! Real quick, allow me to say Happy Leo Season! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that this is one of my favorite times of the year. I hope you all are well.


Stories Are Important

As a hillbilly, I know this to be truth. We’re a group of people with a long and rich history of participating in the oral tradition. Stories are how we teach the youngsters, it’s how we let others know our perspective–how we relate to and interact with the world around us.

Thankfully, academia also knows the power and importance of story telling to humanity as a whole.


Humans are inclined to see narratives where there are none because it can afford meaning to our lives, a form of existential problem-solving.ย  [x]

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SoSL: Links Round Up!

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And so it begins again, dear reader! The Summer of Self Love is back! To get things started, I thought I’d gather a list of links to articles I wrote this time last year, articles from other authors I’ve found useful, and a few products you may find helpful in your self care journey.

Let’s go!

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