The Spoon and Cauldron: September 10, 2017

Here is your Pagan/Witchy Sunday Paper! Only the good stuff, here. News, astrology, totem, and announcements of the week. Tune in here again for Witchy Wednesday :)

Paganism and Witchcraft in the News

Disclaimer: These are meant to educate our community on what's being said about Paganism and Witchcraft in the news, and are simply a sampling of what can be found on the internet.

Suspect pleads guilty to stage-managing witchcraft incident

MURDERS: MPs dismiss govt’s witchcraft, illuminati explanation

Tens of thousands of witches around the world join forces every month to cast a ‘binding’ spell on Donald Trump and ‘protect’ us from his actions

Michigan ParaCon spooks supernatural enthusiasts

The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic In London Opening November 2

Common Ground Retreat- Practices of Witchcraft: Power of our Ancestors in Modern Times

The New Pagans

From tarot cards to macabre hoodies: why witchcraft is all the rage

10 Visually Bewitching Movies About Witchcraft


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Planets currently in Retrograde: 
Pluto (until September 28)
Neptune (until November 22)
Uranus (until January 2, 2018)

This Week's Totem: Lynx

Key words: Secrets, Hidden Knowledge, Intuition

The name Lynx is derived from the Indo-European root "leuk-", meaning "light, brightness", in reference to the luminescence of the cat's reflective eyes. Those who have Lynx as a totem are gifted with the ability to see into other dimensions and into the souls of other people, without a word being spoken.

The lynx is known for the black tufts of fur on the tips of its ears, which function as hearing aids. Lynx people are known to be clairaudient. They can hear the thoughts of others, and many times, have difficulty in distinguishing between what has been spoken outloud and what is only thought, since they both are heard in the same manner.

Lynx have a short tail and characteristic tufts of black hair on the tips of their ears; large, padded paws for walking on snow; and long whiskers on the face. Under their neck, they have a ruff which has black bars, is not very visible, and resembles a bow tie. Those with Lynx as a totem are more comfortable in cooler temperatures and tend to be more comfortable operating in the dark... whether that is late night or pre-dawn time.

Lynx is also associated with the Norse Goddess, Freyja. Lynx cats lead her chariots and will fight battles in her honor, bringing her the gift of foresight and vision.

In the Native nations of America, there are many stories of the Lynx being the keeper of secrets and the gate-keeper to the otherworld.

Lynx people are the knowers of secrets, but they do not share those secrets with others, easily. They would rather be off doing their own thing than to be discussing what they know about you that you may not even have recognized about yourself.

Lynx medicine in the Native American traditions is one that requires give and take. Those who carry that medicine need a trade of some kind for their knowledge. Many times, a blanket, tobacco, or other form of gift was a requirement (it would be considered extremely rude to come empty-handed to a lynx medicine woman) before a reading or session.

If you carry Lynx medicine, be very cautious about what you say and to whom. If you know the secret, you are to keep it. It is not for sharing, except under the right conditions (as stated above) and only with the person whose secret you are keeping.

Lynx's message for this week is to follow your intuition- it is strong this week. You may have strange dreams about friends and acquaintances in which you will "know" things about them that they haven't told you. You may be awakening to new gifts and medicines such as clairsentience, clairaudience and intuition, or your skills may be taken up a notch. Lynx can help you grow and have fun while you learn.

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