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One of the perks of my new job is that I start very early, on the 9th floor of a building that faces east.

For the first time in my life, I’m regularly watching sunrises (and moonsets!) Over the last 11 weeks I’ve gotten to see the progress of the sun across the horizon and experience firsthand the mornings getting earlier. Just after the switch to daylight saving time, the sun came up as late as 7:30. This morning it was peeking over the horizon as I sat down at my desk at 6:30. It’s shifted quite a good distance North on the horizon as well.

I’ve been incorporating this into my magical practice each day, as a way to stay connected to my path in what is otherwise a pretty standard business office (where I am not and have no desire to be publicly pagan).

Nobody questions my taking a few moments to have tea and watch the sun come up – probably because very few people are here that early, but that’s beside the point…

For awhile I was doing a formal practice as well ( Paul Hume’s Wiccan LBRP), sneaking into a conference room so I could have a place with a door, but after a few close calls, I’ve mostly had to stop that and settle on something I can just do in my head as a morning devotion.

It’s a little weird to think that my best full-moon time is enjoyed at 5am, just as the moon is setting, but I’ve definitely enjoyed being more in tune with the solar rhythm.

Summer is coming!

(or may already be here, by the temperatures we’ve had recently!)

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I’m still working at that used bookstore (and slightly sheepish that I’ve posted only a handful of times in the last year) and usually I enjoy helping people find quality books among the usual witchy fluff in the new age/metaphysics/paganism/mythology section of the store.

Today, however, I was given a customer who tested my ability not to a) rage or b) snicker. Also, she reminded me strongly of that fourth pillar of the Witch’s pyramid – being silent (in this case, not going off into a lecture).

Anyway – my confused coworker asked me to help a blonde teenager with an edgy haircut who was waving her hands about “real witches”.

I asked a few questions, and it turns out what she wanted was “books of spells and rituals written and used by real witches.” She suggested that it would be found in the “section that has books people write about themselves.” I assured her that we would not keep such a thing in autobiographies, but instead in the Paganism section, and that really, “real witches” didn’t exactly publish their grimoires, as they’re rather personal sorts of books. Also, we don’t carry handwritten books. (Here, I was REALLY trying not to smirk.) I suggested she might find a general, published grimoire in the Paganism section,

She didn’t want that. She wanted a “Real witch spell book.” And since we didn’t have one, nor did the witchy shop in Galveston she’d been to, she was going to go into the “real” witch store in Houston to get one. I suggested Sacred Texts, but that was “too stuffy”.

And then she walked up to the front and bought a book called Goth Wicca and a book called The Wicca of Love, and left.

/headdesk headdesk headdesk

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