I’ve Moved!!

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

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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!

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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.

 

Blessings,

Zee (Zennia)

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Negativity Banishing Spell

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It’s been a while since I’ve given y’all a post, huh?

I’m sorry about that. The truth is, I’ve been working on this big new project for the shop (which I am SO excited about), and it’s been eating up most of my time. But the good news about that is I’m nearly done! Keep your eyes peeled for a new blog post about that the first week of June.

But until then, I thought it’d be a good idea to not only check in with my blog folks (as I’ve still been in contact with everyone subscribed to the newsletter, obviously), and tell y’all about one of my favorite spells ever.

Hitting the Energetic Re-Set Button

Have you ever felt stuck in a funk? And not the fun, groovy Funkadelic sort of funk. I’m talking about that “everything around me feels heavy and vaguely shitty” kind of funk. Of course you have–you’re a human being, after all.

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Aries Super Moon Recap

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A big part of my spiritual practices hinges just as much on destruction as it does on creation.

As soon as I get really comfortable in whatever it is I’m doing, I tear it all down and and begin again.

I’m sure we’re all familiar (and sick to death) of that old Nietzsche quote about staring into the void. And while I do my fair share of staring into it, I am also a big fan of shouting into The Void. Because if you listen closely enough, it will shout back.

But lately? No matter how loudly I scream, I’ve been getting back nothing but silence.

When it’s too comfortable, it’s time to shake it up. When it ceases to work, it’s time to tear it down.

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SoSL: Empowerment Ritual

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Happy Friday, y’all! How have you been this week? I hope you’re well. I’m doing alright. Most I can really complain about is the fact I lost my one fucking piece of amethyst and I’m kinda pissed about it. I know that’s the only thing I can really complain about because it just keeps returning to my mind when not dealing with actual problems or things that really matter.

Hopefully I find it soon. I really can’t figure out where it could have gone.

Anyway…On to the first post of this year’s admittedly truncated Summer of Self-Love!

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On Urban Witchcraft & Hot Pockets

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I tell ya, I am just the best at titling blog posts.

“Urban Witchcraft & Hot Pockets” is the boiled down version of the topics covered here. Because I thought “Human Hubris & Spiritual Diets” sounded too boring.

This is gonna be a short one, so let’s hop right into it:

On Urban Witchcraft

Travel back in time with me for a moment, would you? The year is year is 2004 and I’m a baby pagan/witch living in Eastern Kentucky. My spiritual and craft practices consist of me taking walks through the woods surrounding my house, sometimes up to the very old cemetery on the hill behind my house (seriously, where I lived in high school was prime witching location, in the most stereotypical sense). I would burn cinnamon from the pantry as my only incense (that smell still screams witchcraft to me), and sneak out of my room at night to commune with nature and summon things while surrounded by it.

Add that to the fact that most of the books I was working with where standard issue Llewellyn books, and it’s no surprise that much of what I was exposed to and absorbed in regards to what witchcraft and paganism is and how it’s done was very, very nature based.

So it’s no wonder the concept of urban witchcraft threw me for a loop when I first heard of it. How can you witch without nature?! I didn’t give it much thought because I didn’t live in a big city. Even after my family and I moved back to Florida from Kentucky, I opted not to research it or even really think about it because while we were no longer living in the woods, we weren’t in a big city. So fuck it, right?

Cut to now, when I’ll be moving (at some point) to a city. I’ve had to think about how to pagan and how to witch in the middle of a concrete jungle a lot more lately.

And it’s not that I’m unwilling to do the whole pagan-witch thing sans nature. It’s just that it can be really hard to reframe something when you’ve always viewed it (for whatever reason) in a certain way.

But then I figured it out.

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