The High Priestess: Creating Safe, Sane, and Consensual Boundaries with Cannabis

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It’s December, so light one up as we take the time to realign and reflect. As we gallop through the fierce, fiery, and adventurous domain of Sagittarius Season, we’re led deeper into our desires, into what’s worthwhile for us to own and achieve. Represented by the glyph of the archer, Sagittarius is one with the bow and arrow it carries; aiming at its vision with intent and focus. Sagittarius calls us to grow and evolve, and sometimes this means taking stock of different aspects of our life, like our emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. And while it may not be the most fun thing to think about, sometimes this can help us gain clarity about our relationship with things like cannabis, and how this is helping or hindering our magick. 

It’s no shocker that I love cannabis. Although I use it to help with anxiety, I mostly use it recreationally, as a way to relax and bond with loved ones and friends, as well as a part of my spiritual and ritual practice. But lately something’s been off; my body hasn’t been reacting to cannabis the way it usually does. I took a tolerance break earlier this Fall to help with this, but now I am realizing the universe and my spirit guides are most likely yelling at me—through a racing heart and unhappy lungs—to let me know that the way I have been working with this sacred plant medicine isn’t so sacred. Since it’s Sagittarius season, and nearing the end of the year, I decided it would be a good time to readjust my relationship with weed. But I can’t help but wonder: since this is a season when fun and sexiness reign supreme…can I use BDSM …

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Author: Gabriela Herstik / High Times

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