Eclectic Elementals: The Magic & Spirituality of the Elements

This is not a specifically named, established path like Asatru, Kabbalah, Hermeticism, Kemeticism, Wicca or Santeria. Yet the Elemental Path can be adapted to any practice, traditional or modern, and the Elements are indeed present and utilized in all practices and systems. It can also be, as it is for me, its own completely original, self-contained and self-defined path. It is the path of peeking behind all the named and well-presented curtains; of getting to the heart of All and of connecting to and honoring the mystical, essential building blocks of everything in existence, from the planet to our souls.

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The Power of a Piscean Solar Eclipse


We have an exceptionally powerful total solar eclipse occurring in Pisces in a few days. You may be thinking “the eclipse is in Aries!” but it actually is quite literally in the sign of Pisces. Tropical astrology is figurative, whereas sidereal astrology is based on where the constellations actually physically are, their actual size (hint: they definitely are not all a tidy 30°) and accounts for the precession of the equinoxes. Make no mistake, we are in Pisces through-and-through and I should like to make a case for this system and for working with the eclipse in the context of Pisces, not Aries.

Pisces is deep, no pun intended. It is spiritual, mystical, intuitive creative, and of course oh-so-watery. This powerful eclipse then is ideal for divination, enhancing intuitive and magical abilities, but also to banish or end any destructive or unhelpful energies, thoughts, feelings, relationships, etc. If there are any in your life that need extra firepower (or waterpower?), now is the time. Think of it as blasting your obstacles out of the way with the surge of a fire hose.

This is a great time to delve into ourselves, our true, deepest heart, and not the Sun-driven persona that everyone else sees. The Sun yields to the emotional Moon at this time, the Moon which guides and influences us and our actions far more than the Sun does. This is a time for shadow work, for scrying, for personal development and releasing whatever is no longer serving you. Chiron sits very near this eclipse, amplifying the healing energy in particular.

I have recently been turning to chaos magic, specifically sigil magic, all of which I find very effective and powerful. Chaos is not the simple “rude and undeveloped mass” that Ovid turned it into. It was originally the void, the abyss that existed before all other things and from whence all things came into being.

Pisces guides us down into our own abyss where we can create or destroy what we will. This calls to mind the powerful, feminine monsters and archetypes of the sea – Tiamat, Leviathan, Ran, Sedna, the Kraken. even Cthulhu vibes with such a dark, benthic time.

Some Ritual Ideas…

Psychedelic Vision Quest: Tap into the mystical realms of consciousness with a psychedelic vision quest during the eclipse. If it aligns with your personal beliefs and practices, consume a sacred plant medicine under the guidance of an experienced shaman or facilitator (or by yourself if you know what you’re doing).

Allow the eclipse energy to catalyze profound spiritual insights and visionary experiences, guiding you on a journey of self-discovery and soul exploration.

Sigil Crafting: Channel the creative energy of Pisces into crafting magical sigils charged with eclipse energy. Design a sigil to represent your deepest desires or intentions for spiritual growth and transformation.

Activate the sigil during the eclipse by any traditional means (transmutation by fire or ice, orgasmic, slow forgetting, etc.) but be sure that you do not think about the sigil’s intention during activation. This is necessary to embed it in the subconscious mind, bypassing the limiting conscious.

Oceanic Cleansing Ritual: Utilize the purifying energy of water, specifically the sea, in a ceremonial bath or ritual cleanse. Add sea salts, seaweed, or essential oils with oceanic scents to your bathwater. As you soak, visualize the eclipse and ocean waves washing away any stagnant energies or emotional blockages, leaving you refreshed and renewed.

Mystical Portal Activation: View the solar eclipse as a mystical portal opening to realms of higher consciousness. Create a sacred space adorned with symbols of Pisces such as fish, water imagery, and sacred geometry. Visualize the eclipse as a doorway through which you can journey inward, connecting with your soul’s wisdom and the universal collective unconscious.


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I have been studying and practicing the occult to varying degrees for most of my life now. My personal path has led me from being forcefully raised as a reluctant Mormon, to an agnostic wanderer studying all religions, to a witch and heathen (first in groups/covens then as a solitary) to a shamanic practitioner and now to just myself - an unaffiliated, unlabeled, godless worshipper of Nature and the Elements.


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