Tree City Witch: Solar Eclipse, Libra Love, & The Magick of Desire

Tree City Witch: Solar Eclipse, Libra Love, & The Magick of Desire August 16, 2017

I drew cards for a Libra who was asking about love. The Libras always ask about love. Not that I judge. I do not judge. I’ve been doing this a long time. Everybody asks about love, especially the Libras, and she said to me: “I should do some magic!”

“Yes,” I said.
“Yes,” she said.
“I light candles,” she said.
“That’s great,” I said. “But it’s more than that.”

See, I’m one of THOSE witches. I’m one of those witches who believes most strongly in the intention behind a spell or ritual. I realize that puts me in a particular category. I do not think such and such candle or such and such oil is enough. Those things are extra. The things are not enough. We have to be WITH the things, inside the things, transmute the things. BE THE THINGS. I say this knowing full well that THE THINGS carry vibration and it matters.

The sign of Libra from "The Book of Birth of Iskandar" via the Welcome Trust & WikiMedia.  CC License 4.0
The sign of Libra from “The Book of Birth of Iskandar” via the Welcome Trust & WikiMedia. CC License 4.0

She told me then about her rose quartz, and I told her about the coming Solar Eclipse which is aha placed so lovingly on her descendent which is something you may want to see in your chart if you are looking for love. The descendent is the cusp of the 7th House of the astrological wheel and the 7th House rules committed partnerships, including those of a love nature, and that’s exactly what she’s looking for. Not a roll in the hay, not a one night stand, not a platonic friend.

Miss Libra Looking For Love, at the very least, wants a chance. A second date. A third date. Hope. She wants hope.

It was only a mini-reading, 15 minutes. Will he want to see me again? Did he like me? What can I do? I tried to give wise counsel. I saw two types of cards. The first set of cards did indeed show that YES he liked her, was attracted, and the second set showed work, busy, business trips, crossing the water.

“He’s harried,” I said.
“What do you mean?” she said.
“Work,” I said.

They’re always like that, these guys she falls for, and we laughed. At least he has a job, right? She lives in a Type A major metropolitan city so of course she runs into these men, entrepreneurs, big business, money makers. They are harried. They are busy. They are also looking for love.

And then she let me have it. The secret she’d been holding in. BUT HE’S A GEMINI AND EVERYONE SAYS THEY ARE AWFUL.

Disclaimer: I like Geminis just fine. I’ve always had Gemini in my life. But somehow this Libra got it in her head that a Gemini man was not a horse worth betting on, and I don’t blame her. There’s lots of bad astrology out there but you know what? Even bad astrology can be good astrology. We can learn from everyone.

Now this Libra is not only a Libra Sun but has important planets in her natal 7th House (the relationship house!), her Moon and Mars, AND she’s an Aquarius Rising. This girl got Air for miles. Gemini is also an Air sign. On paper, it’s a start. Potential. And really that’s all we can ask for until the train starts a-rolling. Hope. Potential.

But back to the magic, the witchery. Miss Libra Looking For Love with her rose quartz and her candles. I’m not going to give you the dirty details. I’m not going to tell you what I told her to do. It’s private. But I will tell you that I believe she cannot go wrong if she follows my instruction: to take those candles and crystals and add to them the most important ingredient of all: her desire.

Solar Eclipse in Side Turkey, photo by 	Brocken Inaglory via WikiMedia.  CC License 4.0
Solar Eclipse in Side Turkey, photo by Brocken Inaglory via WikiMedia. CC License 4.0


I love it. I absolutely love it. I love this eclipse. I also hate this eclipse. Why do I hate this eclipse? Because I fear change as much as you do, and eclipses change us. They may give us a hint or full on grab us by the arm and pull us into the eye of the storm. Important to remember, and I’ve probably told you this before: Eclipses are never just one day. It’s a period of time. I often call it a landscape. Certain areas of your life (which are situated in the Leo part of your chart) are marked for change. MARKED. It’s fate. You can’t get out of it. Fate. Do you believe in fate? Please start.

I love this eclipse because it’s solar, it’s a new moon, and the sun and moon will be making happy aspects to both Saturn (structure) and Uranus (liberation). Fire, fire, and fire. Leo Sun and Leo Moon, Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries. This is about as inspiring and creative and innovative as it gets. This brilliant wild freedom can be yours. If you dare. But you have to be brave. Have to. Otherwise that fire will pass you by.

There’s no ground to this so take notes. Fire is not stable! Write down all your big ideas and all your plans, like stars shooting across the sky, take a picture, a mental note, commit it to memory. The very next day the Sun enters Virgo and you can begin to implement it all, step by step, like practical little witches.

If that sounds like too much, then it’s too much. Instead you can do like my Lady Libra and light your candles and kiss your rose quartz and pray for what you want, wish upon a star, and believe.


Class begins September 5th! Do you feel blocked creatively? No time, energy, desire? Have you thought about making your own Tarot deck? Are you curious about the Tarot? Do you want to get in touch with your creativity? Get it churning again? I can help! I’m collaborating with the Sequential Artists Workshop to bring you Every Picture Tells A Story, six weeks of guided creative assignments and Tarot Talk with yours truly! There will be weekly videos and drawing/writing exercises, a private Facebook discussion group, and reading material for reflection. Click on the link for more information or just email me at

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