Saturday, February 26, 2011



I was reading a book and a character in the book spoke of doing a card reading in a circle pattern. I was intrigued so I went looking for a card layout that used a circle and found what was called the astrology spread. Well it seemed interesting and so I decided to do it. But I felt lead to sleep with the cards under my pillow until I felt it was time to do it. Yesterday was that day, after having slept with them under my pillow for 5 days. I have to say it felt like the most powerful reading I have ever done for myself. I am still trying to decipher the results but while I was interpreting them initially they felt so right. I would suggest this technique of sleeping with your cards to everyone and this spread.

Choose the significator. The significator is a card that represents you, the reader. Choosing it is based largely upon intuition, but since this is the zodiac spread, it should also be astrologically based. There are four elements - fire, earth, air and water - that are each associated with three of the zodiac signs. Fire houses are symbolized in a tarot deck by a wand and scepter and include Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Earth houses are symbolized by pentacles and coins and represent Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Air houses display a sword and are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces and are represented by a cup.

Shuffle the deck of tarot cards, cut it, and lay the pattern. For the zodiac spread, 12 cards are laid face up in a circle beginning at the one o'clock position and proceeding clockwise. Each number, and thus each card, on the allegorical clock represents a house of the zodiac. Beginning clockwise at one:

1: Aries; personality, attitudes, and how one interacts within the world.
2: Taurus; financial & material matters, principals
3: Gemini; communication, education, siblings & travel
4: Cancer; home, family, childhood, fatherly influences
5: Leo; pleasures & leisure, romance & creativity relationships with children
6: Virgo; work & responsibilities, health, helping others
7: Libra; close partnership & working relationships, alliances & marriage
8: Scorpio; hidden influences, life cycle, sexuality & psychic awareness
9: Sagittarius; religion & philosophy, law, foreign cultures & long distance travel.
10: Capricorn; career & ambitions, self-esteem, achievements & public status
11: Aquarius; social life & acquaintances, hopes and wishes
12: Pisces; subconscious, strengths & weaknesses, restrictions

or

Aries, self and identity

Taurus, work and material goods

Gemini, communication and ideas

Cancer, home and family

Leo, magic, art and pleasure

Virgo, health and apprenticeship

Libra, relationships

Scorpio, secrets and taboos

Sagittarius, visions and travel

Capricorn, reputation and career

Aquarius, social groups and future

Pisces, secrets and surrender.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Calming Chant



Love this simple but effective chant.

I am peaceful, I am strong
Though dark may seem so long.
For day must follow every night,
Everything is alright.
I am always safe from harm,
The Goddess holds me in her arms

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ritual to Know Inner Child


Cast a Circle. Sit facing south and light a green or blue candle. Have a doll or stuffed animal. Take it in your hands and sprinkle it with salt water.


Say:
"I name you _________________."
(Use your own childhood name or nickname.)

Hold it in your arms, croon to it, rock it, and talk to it. Tell it everything you would have liked to hear as a child. Let it talk to you and tell you how it feels and what it wants. Let your voice change. Play.

Raise energy and visualize that you are pouring it into the doll, who is your own inner self. Create an image of your own child self as you would have liked it to be, and project it into your doll. Continue until the doll is glowing with white light and love.

Kiss the doll. Wrap it in white cloth and lay it to rest on your altar. Bind the spell. Earth the power. Open the Circle. Repeat as often as you need or want to.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chant to Release Anxiety



Nervous anxiety, you are dead.
Lord and lady, soothe my head.
Bring me to your calming peace
as I will so mote it be

Friday, February 18, 2011

Chant to Release Negativity



Repeat the chant below and feel a securing warmth around your body and imagine white light glowing around your skin, it is sure to rid you of any bad thoughts or unwanted presence.

I see only pure reflected light
I am ridding all bad luck and negative energy
O Blessed Be

Thursday, February 17, 2011

3 Simple Rituals for Stress Relief



Ingredients
Ginger
Sugar
Sea Salt
Lemon
Cardamom
Chamomile Tea

There are several ways to utilize this spell:

1. Draw a bath and add three chamomile tea bags, a whole ginger root, three fistfuls of sugar, three fistfuls of salt, a teaspoon of cardamom seeds, and the juice of a whole lemon. Relax and soak in the tub.

2. Brew a cup of chamomile tea add a pinch of salt, cardamom, and ginger. Then add lemon and sugar to taste. Drink tea before, during or after a stressful situation.

3. This preparation is used as a massage therapy for muscle tension in the body. Brew the tea as described above, but do not add the salt. Fill an empty mayonnaise jar with sea salt and then pour the tea over it. Shake well. You now have a salt rub to use on specific areas of your body that hold tension and stress.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday Money Magick Ritual



In order to perform this spell properly, it must be performed on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday. Find a quite place where you will not have any disturbances for at least 20 minutes. First, set 3 green candles in the center of your table or altar and place a coin under each one. Place a Money Drawing Talisman in front of the candles. Anoint the three candles from top to bottom with a money oil. Light the first candle while you say, "Spirits of Good Fortune, Hear my verse, Gold and Silver, Fill my purse". Pause for a moment and picture gold coins. Light the second candle and repeat your invocation. Again, pause for a few moments and picture gold coins. Light the third candle and repeat your invocation. Again, pause for a few moments and picture gold coins. While your candles are burning, using a quill, ink and parchment, write down three reasons that your a requesting help from the universe in acquiring money (you should think about this before you begin your spell work). Next, light a charcoal and place it in an incense burner or heat safe dish, put a pinch of a money incense on the charcoal. Take your piece of parchment and waft it through the smoke of the incense while you chant the original invocation, "Spirits of Good Fortune, Hear my verse, Gold and Silver, Fill my purse". Fold your parchment up into a small square and place it along with some herbs (that contain money/prosperity properties), coins that are under the candles, and a stone (one that contain money/prosperity properties) into a mojo bag. You can carry the mojo bag with you wherever your go, or you may simply place it in a bowl with some coins. Finally, you will let you candles burn all the way out while you meditate on money filling your purse. Once your candles are done burning, your Money Drawing Talisman will be charged and ready to wear or placed with your mojo bag. You may repeat this spell whenever you want to recharge it. Sometimes the universe will provide immediate assistance, sometimes it can take up to two lunar cycles before you see results. The universe works in mysterious ways and assistance will be provided to you in ways you may never have expected. Once you see results form your spell work, always thank the universe for the assistance provided.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Herbs for Your Magical Cupboard



Angelica Root
Sun Fire Masculine
Use in protection and exorcism incense, and also carry the root in a pouch as a protective talisman. Add to bath to remove hexes. Smoking the leaves can cause visions. Angelica protects by both creating a barrier against negative energy, and by filling it's user with positive energy. Removes curses, hexes, or spells that have been cast against you. Enhances the aura, giving a joyful outlook. Relieves tension headache, diuretic, beneficial to the stomach and digestion. Relieves buildup of phlegm due to asthma and bronchitis. Use with caution- Large doses can negatively affect blood pressure, heart, and respiration. If pregnant, can cause miscarriage.

Basil
Mars Fire Masculine
Use in love and prosperity spells. Carry to attract wealth. Sprinkle basil over your sleeping lover to assure fidelity. Use it in a ritual bath to bring new love in, or to free yourself of an old love. Also used for purification baths. Sprinkle on the floor for protection, and burn as an exorcism incense.

Bay Leaves
Sun Fire Masculine
Use in potions for visions, clairvoyance and wisdom. Place under your pillow to induce prophetic dreams. Carry to ward off evil, and scatter or burn for exorcism. Add to cleansing teas and baths. Scatter on the floor, and then sweep out for protection. The priestesses at Delphi are said to have chewed bay leaves to induce their visions and prophesies.

Blessed Thistle
Mars Fire Masculine
Purification, hex-breaking, protection from evil- removes unwanted influences, particularly of malevolent intent. Strew to cleanse buildings or rooms, beneficial in healing spells. Strengthens liver function, combat hepatitis, aids memory purifies the blood stream. Good fof migraine, nausea, and gallstones.

Burdock
Venus Water Feminine
Used in protection incenses and for healing, especially the feet. Carry as a protection sachet or burn for purification of a room. Rinse with a root decoction for ridding oneself of a gloomy feeling about yourself or others.

Bramble (Blackberry) Leaf
Venus Water Feminine
Powerful herb of protection, and used in invocations to the goddess Brigit, who presides over healing, poetry, sacred wells, and smithcraft. Also used to attract wealth. If twined into a wreath with rowan and ivy, will keep away evil spirits. A bramble patch is a favorite hiding place for faerie folk, use to invoke and attract faerie spirits.

Cacao (Chocolate)
Venus Water Feminine
The Aztec's Food of the Gods. An aphrodisiac, a mild euphoric, and helps to heal depression. It is extremely effective in love potions and spells. Cacao is a required offering during Day of the Dead, can be used to appease restless spirits, or attract passed loved ones during seance.

Camellia
Moon Water Feminine
Brings riches and luxury, expresses gratitude. Place fresh blossoms in water on altar during ritual to attract money and prosperity. Used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating skin conditions.

Caraway
Mercury Air Masculine
Carry for protection against spirits who mean harm, especially Lilith. The seeds can be used to ensure faithfulness, and can be used in spells to attract a lover. Used in cooking, will induce lust.

Carob
Mars Fire Masculine
Often used as a chocolate substitute, but although the flavor is similar, the correspondences are opposite. Useful for protection and prosperity (the dried pods were once used as currency). Can be burned as an incense to attract spirit helpers and familiars, or to deter poltergeists.

Catnip
Water Venus Feminine
Animal magick and healing pets, increases psychic bond with animals. Use as a tea for happiness and relaxation. Can also be used during meditation, increases psychic abilities. Useful in love magick- try burning dried leaves for love wishes.

Cayenne Pepper
Mars Fire Masculine
Use in hexes, or to break a hex. Use in love or separation spells. The fire or spark of the spirit, it adds power to any spell. Contains capsaicin, which acts as a stimulating digestive aid. Apply externally for joint pain. Aids circulation, blood pressure, and colds. Those with ulcers or chronic bowel disorders should avoid using in large quantities.

Cedar
Sun Fire Masculine
Healing, purification, money, protection, love. Cedar smoke is purifying and can cure nightmares. Keep cedar in your wallet or purse to attract money, and use in money incense. It can also be used in love sachets or burned to induce psychic powers. Use to draw Earth energy and grounding.

Chamomile
Sun Water Masculine
Chamomile tea is a great relaxer. Prosperity wishes, use to attract money, use as an amulet for prosperity. Use in sleep and meditation incense. Prepares body and mind for magick. Add to a bath or use to wash your face and hair to attract love. Bathe children in chamomile tea to protect from the evil eye, useful in breaking curses cast against you.

Cinnamon
Sun Fire Masculine
Spirituality, success, healing, psychic powers, lust, protection, love. Burn cinnamon as an incense or use in sachets and spells for healing, money-drawing, psychic powers, and protection. Mix with frankincense, myrhh and sandalwood for a strong protection incense to be burned every day. A male aphrodisiac.

Cloves
Jupiter Fire Masculine
Protection, exorcism, love, money, good luck. Use in incense to attract money, drive away negativity, purify, gain luck or stop gossip. Wear to attract the opposite sex or for protection. Worn or carried to repel negative energies around you, also said to protect babies in their cribs if hung over them strung together.

Coltsfoot
Venus Water Feminine
Add to love sachets and use in spells for peace and tranquility. Smoke the leaves to aid in obtaining visions. A soothing expectorant and anti-spasmodic, which can be used to treat bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma, and chronic emphysema. Caution: Do not use if pregnant or nursing!

Cumin
Mars Fire Masculine
Burn with frankincense for protection. Mix with salt and scatter to keep away evil spirits and bad luck. Use in love spells. Steep cumin seed in wine to induce lust. Place the seeds on, in or near an object to prevent left. Burn with frankincense for protection.

Red Clover
Mercury Air Masculine
Protection, money, love, fidelity, exorcism, success, clairvoyance, beauty. Brings good luck. Induces clairvoyant powers. Use for rituals to enhance beauty and youth.

Comfrey Leaf
Air Saturn Feminine
A strong herb for protection against any type of negativity, especially when traveling, and particularly for protection in the astral realms. Very nutritious, beneficial for healing sprains, strains, fractures and sores. Also soothes an upset stomach.

Damiana
Mars Fire Masculine
Sex magick, lust, love, visions. Use in lust spells. Use in love baths. Burn to enhance visions. Damiana can be prepared in a tea for use in sex magick. It is a mild aphrodisiac. It produces a marijuana-like euphoria when smoked. Good for enchanting a male lover. Damiana tea is the best thing for hangovers. Use caution with this herb.

Dandelion Leaf
Jupiter Air Masculine
Divination, wishes, calling Spirits. Use the root in a tea to enhance psychic powers. Used in Samhain rituals. Sleep, protection, healing. A very nutritious and universally beneficial herb. Use in dream pillows and sachets, the leaves and flowers can be used in tea for healing.

Dill
Mercury Fire Masculine
Hang in the doorway to protect your home, or carry to protect your person. Can be used in money spells. Add to a ritual bath to become irresistible to the one you desire. Use in love and lust spells.

Eucalyptus Leaf
Air Moon Feminine
Uses include great healing properties, kills germs, infections, eases lung congestion, heart stimulant. Attracts healing vibrations and protection. Use to purify and cleanse any space of unwanted energies. Also useful in dream and sleep pillows.

Fennel Seed
Mercury Fire Masculine
Healing, longevity, courage, vitality, virility and strength. Use for protection spells of all kinds. Prevents curses, possession and negativity. Use for purification. Gives strength, courage and longevity. Delicious flavor, purifies breath, aids digestion and weight loss.

Feverfew
Venus Water Feminine
Love and protection. Include in charms or sachets. Also a strong herb for health and spiritual healing. Use to ward off sickness and bolster immune system. Protects travelers, keep in your suitcase or car the next time you travel. Excellent treatment for migraine headaches- eases inflammation and constriction of the blood vessels in the head, reduces sensitivity to light and nausea.

Dried Fig
Jupiter Fire Masculine
Fertility, love spells- excellent ingredient in spell bags. Divination. Sacred to Dionysus, Juno and many others. Recommended for a Beltane altar. If placed on the doorstep before leaving it will ensure you will arrive home safely.

Flax Seed
Mercury Fire Masculine
Use to keep the peace at home- place in a bowl to absorb negative energy. Useful in healing and protection spells. Also, carry flax seeds in your wallet or purse to attract money. Very nutritious, good for cholesterol.

Galangal Root
Mars Fire Masculine
Psychic abilities, luck, money. For courage, strength, and for avoiding legal problems. Worn or carried, it protects its bearer and draws good luck. Placed in a sachet of leather with silver, it brings money. Powdered galangal is burned to break spells and curses. It is also carried or sprinkled around the home to promote lust. Worn as a talisman, galangal aids psychic development and guards the bearer's health. A mild hallucinogen- eat about three inches of the root for this effect. Use caution with this plant.

Moon Water Feminine
Wear to attract love. Use in healing spells. Use in Moon incense, use to increase spirituality.

Garlic
Mars Fire Masculine
Use is in protection spells- traditionally used to ward off vampires. Great healing properties, antiviral, antifungal, strengthening. The ancient Greeks placed garlic on the stone cairns at crossroads as an offering to Hecate.

Ginger
Mars Fire Masculine
Love, money, success, power. Use in love spells. Eat before performing spells to increase your power.

Ginseng Powder
Sun Fire Masculine
Rejuvenation, longevity and sexual potency. Use the root in spells to attract love, maintain health, draw money and ensure sexual potency. Carry to enhance beauty. Burn to break curses or ward off evil spirits. Make into a lust enhancing tea. Useful as an antidepressant, equalizes blood pressure, and aids digestion.


Hibiscus Flower
Venus Water Feminine
Useful as an aphrodisiac and in love spells. Also use to induce dreams, and enhance psychic ability and divination. Soothes nerves, antispasmodic. Tea aids digestion, and sweetens breath. Helpful with itchy skin.

Holly Leaf
Mars Fire Masculine
Luck, dream magick. An excellent protective herb, keeps away lightning, poison, evil spirits, and other malign forces. The wood is used for all magickal tools as it will enhance any wish you have. A powerful protection. Do not consume, for ritual use only.

Hops
Mars Air Masculine
Use in healing incenses and spells. Put inside pillow to induce sleep. Tea helps with a restful sleep. Also drink tea after magickal practices to balance and refocus your energy back to ordinary reality. Use in healing sachets and amulets. Also burned during healing prayers.

Horehound
Mercury Earth Masculine
As a tea to increase energy and strength, both physically and mentally- it increases concentration and focus. Carry or burn for protection wishes. Called the "Seed of Horus" by the Ancient Egyptians, it is excellent for blessing one's home. Gather flowering Horehound and tie with a ribbon, then hang it in your home to keep it free from negative energies. The leaves and stems are used in candies, cough drops and syrups. Used to treat asthma, coughs, colds, bronchitis, sore throats, and skin irritations. Also used as a diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, stimulant, and stomachic.

Hyssop
Jupiter Fire Masculine
An excellent purifying herb. Use in purification baths and spells. Associated with serpents and dragons, and can be burned as an incense to call on dragon energy. Aids in physical and spiritual protection.

Juniper Berries
Sun Fire Masculine
Useful for protection magick of all kinds. Makes a nice incense for protection. It can be burned or carried to enhance psychic powers. Attracts good, healthy energies and love. Aids in digestion, intestinal cramps, diuretic, eases arthritis. Banishes energies injurious to good health.

Mandrake Root
Mercury Fire Masculine
Protection, love, money, fertility, health. Mandrake intensifies the magick of any spell. To charge mandrake root with your personal power, sleep with it for three nights during the full moon. A hallucinogen when used in tea- it has great power as a visionary herb, empowering your visions and propelling them into manifestation. A whole mandrake root placed in the home will bring protection and prosperity. Carried, it will attract love and couage.

Morning Glory Blossoms
Neptune Water Masculine
Happiness, peace, visions. Place under your pillow to stop nightmares and induce beneficial psychic dreams. Sacred to the Aztecs. Do not consume, toxic.

Moss
Jupiter Earth Masculine
To ensure good luck, especially with money, carry any type of moss removed from a gravestone. Use in prosperity spells, Gnome magick and spells to Mother Earth. Use in "Witch Bottles" for home and business. Place in your bra When a MALE lover is near to attract sexual attention.

Mugwort
Venus Earth Feminine
Use in dream pillows for prophetic dreams. Burn with sandalwood or wormwood in scrying rituals. Drink as a tea sweetened with honey before divination. The plain tea can also be used to wash crystal balls and magick mirrors. Leaves of mugwort can be placed around these to aid in scrying.

Mullein
Saturn Fire Feminine
Protection and courage. Keeps away demons and nightmares while sleeping, also protects against wild animals. Useful in protection and exorcism spells. Invokes spirits, use on scrying tools to aid divination. This plant is the Original Witch's torch, used to illuminate spells and rites. Useful as an expectorant to clear and heal lungs, stops diarrhea and soothes hemeroids.

Nettles
Mars Fire Masculine
Carry to remove a curse and send it back, or sprinkle around the house to keep out evil. Use in purification baths. Highly nutritious for anemia, skin disorders and allergies, restores health, expectorant, stops bleeding. One of the nine sacred herbs of the Anglo-Saxons.

Nutmeg
Jupiter Fire Masculine
Luck, money, health. Carry for good luck, and to strengthen clairvoyant powers. Use in money and prosperity spells. A hallucinogen when made into a tea. TOXIC in large doses! Take no more than a pinch!

Orris Root
Venus Water Feminine
Love, protection, divination. Use to find and hold love- a powder made from the root is used as a love drawing powder. Protection from evil spirits. Roots and leaves hung in the house, and added to the bath are good for personal protection.

Pau d`Arco
Pluto Fire Masculine
Works best during the waning Moon- can be empowered by drawing down the Moon directly into the herb. The active ingredient is xyloidin, a very potent antibiotic and antiviral. Can relieve arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, eczema, gastritis, psoriasis, pyorrhoea, rheumatism, skin and nails, ulcers. Used to treat chronic candida. Potent tonic and cell regenerator, stimulating natural defenses and revitalizing the body. Also a sedative, an analgesic, and a diuretic.

Passion Flower
Venus Water Feminine
Promotes emotional balance, peace, attracts friendship and prosperity. Heightens libido, use in love spells. Calming and soothing, promotes emotional balance, aid in sleep. Use to relieve nerve pain and hysteria.

Pennyroyal
Mars Fire Masculine
Carry in a green bag to attract money and to aid in business transactions. Burn for protection in meditation and astral travel. Use for ridding negative thoughts against you, carry when dealing with negative vibrations of all kinds. Caution: stimulates menustration when consumed, and can induce miscarriage.

Peppermint
Mercury Fire Masculine
Purification, sleep, love, healing, psychic powers. Promotes sleep and visionary dreams. Use in healing and purification baths. Burn as a winter incense. Very useful for stomach upset and heartburn, nausea, and to ease congestion during colds and flu.

Pine
Sun Air Masculine
For sacred wisdom. Prosperity,fertility, healing.The Pine tree is an evergreen, its old title was "the sweetest of woods". Its needles are a valuable source of vitamin C and can loosen a tight chest. The scent of Pine is useful in the alleviation of guilt. Burn for strength, and to reverse negative energies.

Raspberry Leaf
Venus Water Feminine
Protection, healing, love. Calming, promotes sleep and visions. Useful during pregnancy and childbirth, eases diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Beneficial to the kidneys.

Rose Petals
Venus Water Feminine
Love, psychic powers, healing, luck, protection. Use in love spells of all kinds. Drink rose tea before bed for prophetic dreams. Domestic peace and happiness, promotes joy of giving. Helps clear away headaches, dizziness, mouth sores and menstrual cramps. Heart and nerve tonic.

Rose Hips
Venus Water Feminine
Rose hips are very high in Vitamin C. Rose hips also contain A, B, E, and K, organic acids and pectin, and have a high concentration of iron. The hips are strung like beads and worn to attract love. A woman should eat rose hips during her menstrual period. A woman's lover should gather roses for this purpose. The earliest known gardening was the planting of roses along the most travelled routes of early nomadic humans.

Rosemary
Sun Fire Masculine
Protection, love, lust, mental powers, exorcism, purification, healing, sleep, youth. Burn to purify and cleanse. Use in love and lust incenses and potions. Use for healing of all kinds. A tea of rosemary causes the mind to be alert. Circulatory, digestive and nerve stimulant. Heals headache, depression, and halitosis.

Sage
Jupiter Air Masculine
Immortality, longevity, wisdom, protection, prosperity. Use in healing and money spells. Purifying, use as incense during sacred rituals-walk the smoke to the four corners of the room to repel and rid negative energies and influences. Especially good when moving into a new home. Heals wounds, aids digestion, eases muscle and joint pain, colds and fever.

Saturn Earth Masculine
Prosperity, protection, purification, consecration of ritual tools. Sprinkle a few grains around your sacred space to clear it of any unpleasant presences. Some ancient rituals call for pouring dry salt into a receptacle of water to symbolize the dissolving of evil.

Shavegrass
Saturn Earth Feminine
Also known as Horsetail. Fertility spells. Nutritious, helps the body absobrb calcium, may help to strengthen bones, hair and nails. Control excess oil on the skin. Diuretic, helps to relieve urinary disorders. May help blood to clot, reduce fevers, and calm nervous tension. Also can be used in snake charming!

Scotch Broom LeafMars Air Masculine
A Druid sacred tree. Use in purification and protection spells and scatter to exorcise evil spirits. Burn to calm the wind. The branches are used to make traditional besoms. The tea can induce psychic powers, and its smoke is a sedative. Use in moderation, can be toxic.

Seaweed
Moon Water Feminine
Offers protection to those at sea. Summons sea spirits and sea winds. Uses in sachets and spells to increase psychic powers. Scrub floors and doors of business with infusion to attract customers and bring in positive energy. Use in money spells. Fill a small jar with whiskey, add kelp, cap tightly and place in the kitchen window. Ensures a steady flow of money into the household. Helps regulate an underactive thyroid. Relieves the pain of rheumtism and rheumatic joints.

Spanish Moss
Jupiter Earth Masculine
Luck, money, banish poltergeists- To ensure good luck, especially with gambling, carry Spanish moss. Use in "Witch Bottles" for home and business. Place around home, or burn to banish poltergeists.

St. John's Wort
Sun Fire Masculine
Health, protection, strength, love divination, happiness, exorcism. A Druid sacred herb. Use in protection and exorcism spells and incenses of all kinds. Use as a tea to treat depression. Use the leaves in a necklace to ward off sickness and tension. Carry to strengthen your courage and conviction. Burn to banish negative thoughts and energies.

Star Anise
Jupiter Air Masculine
Protection, purification, youth, psychic powers, luck. Use for protection, meditation and psychic power incenses. Can be used in purification baths. Wards off evil and averts the evil eye. A pillow stuffed with anise seeds will keep away nightmares. The tree is planted by the Japanese around temples and on graves as an herb of consecration and protection. The seeds are burned as incense to increase psychic powers, and are also worn as beads for the same purpose. Sometimes star anise is placed on the altar to give it power; one is placed to each of the four directions. It is also carried as a good luck charm, and the seeds make excellent pendulums. The tree is often grown near Buddist temples where it is revered. A stimulant and diuretic. Promotes digestion and relieves flatulence.

Tea
Sun Fire Masculine
Riches, courage, strength. Use the leaves in money sachets, incenses and spells. A stimulant. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, and other youth enhancing compounds. The leaves can be used in scrying.


Tobacco Leaf
Mars Fire Masculine
Sacred to the Native American Tradition. Tobacco ties- wrap tobacco leaves in pieces of white, red, yellow and black cloth, and hang them around the ceremonial space at the 4 cardinal directions. Smoke to allow communication with spirits. Burn as an incense to purify a space. Spirits appreciate offerings of tobacco.


Thistle Flower
Mars Fire Masculine
Represents courageous defense and deep rooted ideals. Protection spells, also used to bring spiritual and financial blessings. Carried in an amulet for joy, energy, vitality, and protection. Can be burned as an incense for protection and also to counteract hexing.

Thyme
Venus Water Feminine
Burn for good health and use in healing spells. Burn as purification incense. Wear to increase psychic powers.

Valerian Root
Venus Water Feminine
A muscle relaxant and a tranquilizer. Use for dream magick and sleep protection baths. Keep in the home or grow in the garden to aid in keeping harmony. May be used to purify a ritual space. Useful in consecrating incense burners. Drink tea daily, in moderate doses, during times of purification.

Vanilla
Venus Water Feminine
Love, seduction, mental powers. Use in love sachets, and wear the fragrant oil as an aphrodisiac.

White Willow Bark
Moon Water Feminine
Love, divination, protection, healing. Carry and use in spells to attract love. Use the leaves, bark and wood in healing spells. Burn with sandalwood to conjure spirits. Brings blessings of the moon into one's life. Eases muscle and joint pain, beneficial for arthritis.

Yarrow Flower
Venus Water Feminine
Use to dispell melancholy, negative energy, lingering sorrow, or depression. Carried as a sachet or amulet it repels or rids of negative influences. Aids in divination. Good remedy for colds. Opens the pores and purifies the blood. Said to prevent baldness as a hair wash.

Magick and Herbs



Herbs are used in magick for their "vibrations" or "essences". What does this mean? Herbs, like people, have gender, are ruled by a planet, an element, and are often sacred to a God or Goddess. This is known in Wicca as the herbal correspondence, and it is an important element in Wiccan Magick Spells. Growing and nurturing herbs in your own magickal garden can give you the advantage of having your own energies already influencing the plant. A plant such as Angelica, ruled by the Sun, will then have all of the influence of the Sun and fire, along with your personal energies.

Wiccan Ways to use Herbs

Charms and sachets - Fill a small bag, of the correct color or material, with herbs to make a charm or sachet. You can carry the charm with you, hang it in the house or car, or bury or burn it, depending on the purpose, and the spell you are performing.

Incense- Herbs can be burned as a ritual incense, such as the sage smudge used to clear negative vibrations from a space.

Bath - Make a sachet, and place it in your ritual or healing bath. Fragrant herbs like lavender make a very relaxing bath, and you can use certain herbs to alleviate skin and other conditions, such as using eucalyptus in a bath when you have a cold or flu.

Oils - Place herbs in an oil, let them steep for a few days, then strain. You can make annointing oils for you ritual work, beauty oils for your hair, skin and nails (try coconut or jojoba), or flavor oils for cooking and seasoning, such as steeping rosemary in olive oil.

Teas- Use herbs to make teas for healing illness. Some herbs can be used to mildly alter consciousness, such as valerian or kava kava which can facilitate trance like states.

Smoking- You can make herbal smoking mixtures which will also facilitate altered states of consciousness.

In spellwork, herbs can be sprinkled or placed around or within boundaries (such as your home, altar, or magick circle) to define a "territory" for your magick to work. Of course, you can always use flavorful herbs in cooking and seasoning your food. There are many healthful benefits, and they taste great! Always give all plant life respect, where ever you are- remember, the word "weed" is simply a value judgement! Dandelion, for instance, has many, many healing and nutritional qualities which are extremely beneficial not only to the wildlife which feeds on it, but to you, too! Learn to recognize the herbs around you- even in a city, there are many wonderful herbs growing wild, which you can gather and use. Herbs are Nature's gift- use them with wisedom and joy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Some Essential Oils for Your Magical Cupboard



ANGELICA
Skin irritation, congested skin, psoriasis, flatulance, anemia, detoxifying rheumatism, gout, fatigue and stress relief, insight, mediation and Angels.

ANISE
Aids digestion, antiseptic, eases headaches and respiratory problems, muscle relaxant. Stimulating and uplifitng, balancing, clears the mind.

BERGAMOT
Clears oily skin and acne, dermatitis, antiseptic, soothes cold sores, aids digestion, cold, flu, antiseptic, immune system booster. An uplifiting fragrance, anti-depressant.

CARROT SEED
Excellent for wrinkle smoothing, revitalizing mature skin, healing eczema, psoriasis. Contains Vitamins A, C, B1, B2. Mood stabilizing and vitalizing, uplifting.

CEDARWOOD
Balances combination and oily skin, heals acne, rashes, excellent hair and scalp tonic. Eases coughs and bronchitis. Good for grounding, sedating, relaxing, and balancing.

CHAMOMILE
Soothing acne, sensitive and delicate skin, eczema, heals wounds and burns, eases muscle pain, anti-inflammatory. The fragrance is calming and sleep inducing.

CINNAMON
Strong antiseptic, aids poor circulation, muscle aches, colds, flu, etc. A male aphrodisiac. Stimulating and warming, psychic powers and protection.

CLOVE
Antiseptic, treats colds and flus and anusea. Use to relieve tooth and gum pain. Useful with acne and bruises. Wear to attract the opposite sex, or to repel negativity.

CORIANDER
beneficial for acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis, digestion and circulation. Calming, soothing, and warm.

CYPRESS
Astringent and antiseptic for oily, skin, tonic. Helps break up cellulite, aids circulation. Excellent for relaxing, tension and anger reduction, assists life transitions.

EUCALYPTUS
Treats fungal infections, cleans wounds, antiseptic, anti-viral, bactericidal, colds, flu, fever. Strengthening, invigorating and uplifting.

FENNEL
Treats bruises, cellulite, cellulitis, asthma. Detoxifying and antiseptic. Courage, strength, and energy, uplifting and cheerful.

FRANKINCENSE
Heals dry and mature skin tonic, scars, antiseptic, very rejuvinating. Aids digestive, diuretic, tonic, astringent. Meditative and calming, sedative, aids inner guidance.

GRAPEFRUIT
Tissue toning, treats congested skin, cellulitis, diuretic, digestive, antiseptic, liver tonic. Relieves nervous exhaustion and stress, joyful and energizing.

HYSSOP
Very emollient, softens scars. Antirheumatic, hypotension, diuretic. Stimulates lymphatic system, helps relieve emotional grief.

JASMINE
Antiseptic,very hydrating t dry and sensitive skin, softens scars. Aphrodisiac, emotionally warming and balancing.

JUNIPER
Skin toning, antispetic, clears oily complexion. Detoxifying, diuretic, arthritis, flatulence, strengthens immune system. Relieves nervous tension, strengthening and expansive.

LAVENDER
Antispetic, bactericidal, heals burns, scars and wounds, cold sores. Analgesic, antibiotic, eases headaches, decongestant, PMS. Balancing, purifying, uplifting, aids intuition.

LEMON
Blood purifier, antispetic, immune system stimulant. Brings solar vitality and energy, purifying mental clarity.

LIME
Astringent, tonic, restorative, emollient, anti-viral, detoxifies, eases rheumatism. Stimulating, cheefrful anti-depressant fragrance>

LINDEN BLOSSOM
Mild astringent, emollient, tonic, antispasmodic, diuretic. Sweetly sedative and calming, nerve regulator.

ORANGE
Heals stretch marks, digestive aid, gentle tonic, detoxifying to stomach and liver. Hypnotic, Connects to the inner child, lightening to the heart and mind.

MYRRH
Antiseptic, astringent, disinfectant, revitalizes the skin. Bronchitis, candida, digestive, wounds, flatulence. Energizes the crown chakra, sacred connections.

NEROLI
revitalizes mature skin, rejuvinating. Antispasmodic, antiseptic, digestive aid. Sedative, anti-depressant, creativity and love.

PATCHOULI
Chapped skin, wrinkes, oily hair and skin. Diahrea, vomiting, stomach pain, headaches and flu. Frees the spirit and creativity, grounding, aphrodisiac.

PINE
Stimulating and refreshing, muscle relaxant, antispetic, circulation, eases aches. Sedative, comforting and calming.

PEPPERMINT
Indegestion and nausea, colds and sore throat, tooth aches, colic and mental fatigue. Promotes visionary dreams.

ROSE
Antiseptic, tonic, good for wrinkles and dry skin, cell regenerator. Aphrodisiac, connects to the heart chakra, draws romantic love.

ROSEMARY
Acne, oily skin, scalp, thinning hair, wounds, antiseptic, rheumatism, sore muscles, bronchitis, colds and headache. Stimulating for body and mind, strengthening mental clarity and awareness, strengthens nervous system.

ROSEWOOD
Tissue regenerator, sensitive skin, tonic, antiseptic, analgesic, calming. Balancing and anti-depressant.

SANDALWOOD
Astringent, dry skin, dry eczema, irritation, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiinflammatory, diuretic. Sedative, meditative, aphrodisiac, elevating and spiritual.

TEA TREE
Acne, cold sores, antibiotic, insect bites, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial. Revitalizes mind, after shock.

TUBEROSE
Sensuality, fragrant, softening, relaxing, and euphoric, centers emotions.

VERBENA
Antiseptic, emollient, reduces skin swelling, antispasmodic, detoxifying. Sedating and spirit lifting.

YLANG YLANG
Sedative, relieves PMS, aphrodisiac, exotic, sensual. Positively mood altering, reduces stress.

Aromatherapy and Magick



What magic does fragrance possess? It can move our souls, bring back memories, calm our minds, and set the stage for romance. Perhaps the secret lies deep in the most ancient core of our brain- the limbic system. It processes our sense of smell, and also controls our "autonomic" nervous system- our breath, our heartbeat. Scent can affect the autonomic nervous system, causing the breath to deepen and slow, which in turn, calms the heart.

Many illnesses begin in the mind, and the benefit of aromatherapy is that it helps ease the unconscious causes of distress. Aromatherapy utilizes essential oils to stimulate both psychological and physical benefits. Essential oils are not perfume or frangrance oils- they are literally the pure "essence" of a plant, and are unadulterated by any artificial or chemical ingredients. Not all ready made aromatherapy products labeled with the word "aromatherapy" are pure and natural. Avoid products which use "fragrances" or chemical ingredients. True aromatherapy products will contain only essential oils, and other natural ingredients.

Essential oils have a rich, natural aroma, which can offer either relaxing or stimulating psychological benefits by triggering the brain (perhaps in the same way phermones do, by stimulating the release of subtle hormones.) The components of the oils also enter the lungs, and oils applied to the skin absorb into the bloodstream, providing actual physical benefits. But essential oils must be used with care- they are very concentrated, and in pure form, can irritate the skin. They are commonly diluted with "carrier" oils such as sweet almond, apricot kernal, grapeseed, or jojoba, and stored in brown or blue glass bottles to protect potency.

Essential oils are often blended together to form "synergies". Properly blended in the right proportions, synergies can be of greater benefit than the individual oils used seperately. That is the art of an aromatherapist, and their special blends are often closely guarded professional secrets.

Experimenting with aromatherapy can be a fun way to add a rich, calming sense of beauty to your life!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Crystals and Their Magical Properties



Agate Balances ying-yang energy, stabilizes the aura. Imparts strength and courage. Opens one to innate creative talents.

Amber Purifies body, mind, and spirit. Balances electromagnetics of the body and allows even flow of energies. Provides a positive, soothing energy. Spiritualizes the intellect.

Amethyst Calming energy. Encourages spirituality and contentment. Stone of stability, strength, and peace. Excellent for meditation. Enhances psychic ability.

Aventurine Independence, leadership, creativity. Balances male and female energies. Aligns intellectual, physical, emotional, and etheric bodies.

Aquamarine Courage, intellect, protection. Assists spiritual awareness and actualization.

Azurite Awakens psychic ability, insight, and intuition. opens the third eye. Excellent for clearing the mind for meditation.

Amazonite Balancing energy, harmony, Fosters Universal love.

Bloodstone Bloodstone imparts strength, courage, and the self confidence needed to succeed in business and legal affairs. Attracts wealth, sexual potency, insures victory.

Calcite Energy amplifier, excellent for clearing and cleansing.

Carnelian Carnelian is ahealing stone that counteracts feelings of apathy, fear and rage. Fosters peace within and without, imparts self confidence, and inspired verbal and written communication.

Celestite Excellent stone for dream recall and astral travel.

Chrysocolla Strength and balance. Promotes harmony and attunement to the Earth. Purifies one's environment.

Citrine Dissipates negative energy. Warmth, joy, and optimism.

Diamond Purity, perfection, abundance, and inspiration.

Emerald Loyalty, sensitivity, harmony, and tranquility. Assists in memory retention and mental clarity.

Fluorite Stability, order, discernment, and concentration. Helps one to understand and maintain ideals.

Fucite Fosters loyalty, emotional sensitivity, harmony, and tranquility. Assists in memory retention and mental clarity. Attracts balance, abundance and prosperity.

Garnet Commitment, devotion, love, stability and order. Even flow of energy.

Hematite Excellent for the mind, and grounding.

Jade Harmony, peace, fidelity, confidence. A great dream stone.

Jasper Protection, awareness, insight, and grounding.

Kunzite Communication, love and peace. Protects and dissolves negativity. Excellent for meditation.

Kyanite Never needs cleaning or clearing, aligns all chakras. Tranquility, communication, and psychic awareness. Excellent for meditation and dream recall.

Labradorite Represents the light of the Universe, extra-terrestrial energy. Intuition and illumination.

Lapis Lazuli Knowledge, wisdom, perfection, protection, and creative expression.

Lepidolite Honesty, stability, hope, acceptance. Assists in change and transition. Facilitates astral travel.

Lodestone Lodestones are natural magnets, and for many centuries, have been used to charge spell items, primarily to attract things to the one using them- good luck, healing, money, love.

Malachite Transformation and spiritual development. Clears the way to attain goals.

Moldavite Clarity and eternity. Extra-terrestrial and interdimensional access.

Moonstone Lunar female energy. Emotional and intuitive. Rhythms, cycles, and destiny.

Obsidian Dispels negativity. Grounding, healing, protective. Helps one to clearly see one's flaws and the changes that are necessary.

Onyx Centering, self-control, and intuitive guidance. Assists in the grieving process.

Opal Creativity, inspiration, and imagination.

Peridot Healing and protective. Allows one to understand changes in one's life, regulates life cycles.

Petrified Wood Grounding, provides strength. Stone of transformation.

Pyrite Shields from negative energy, good stone of protection. Enhances intellect and memory. Symbol of the sun.

Clear Quartz crystal Universal crystal, clarity of consciousness....The quartz crystal can be �programmed� to help clear away negative energy from the aura and re-align the chakra energy centers of the body.

Rhodochrosite Love energy. Excellent stone for balance in all areas.

Rose Quartz Empowers and attracts the energies of love, happiness and peace. Encourages healing on all levels.

Ruby Love, nurturing, spirituality, wealth, and protection.

Ruby Zoisite Facilitates trance states and a connection to the divine. Good for facilitating communication with angels and Divine Beings. Deepens an understanding of the esoteric and unseen.

Rutilated Quartz Intensifies energy. Stimulates the brain. Inspiration and clairvoyance.

Sapphire Beauty and prosperity.

Shiva Lingam "Crypto Crystalline Quartz", said to contain the loftiest vibration of all stones on Earth. They emanate a vibration that will purify your temple or home. The stone represents both the male energy of knowledge & the female energy of wisdom.

Smoky Quartz Dissolves negativity, grounding, and balancing. Excellent for meditation.

Sodalite Logic, efficiency, and truthfulness. Enhances group communication.

Sugilite Spiritual love, perfection, inspiration, confidence. Alleviates negative/destructive emotions.

Tigereye Earthy, grounding. Represents sun and earth. Optimism, insight, personal power.

Topaz Success, true love, individuality, creativity, and joy.

Tourmaline Inspiration, understanding, self-confidence, balancing.

Tourmalinated Quartz Strength and balancing. Combines attributes of tourmaline and quartz.

Turquoise Spiritual attunement, strength, and grounding. Excellent for astral travel.

Zircon Virtue, unification, continuity, and purity.

Crystals and Healing



Crystals carry energy vibrations, and can subtly help to bring the energy vibrations within your body and aura into a healthy and vibrant balance. Quartz, in particular, is uniquely potent and useful- have you ever wondered why quartz crystals wind up in everything from inexpensive wristwatches, to the most advanced technology we possess? The electronics industry is based on the properties of silicon and quartz crytals; these amazing natural minerals organize and regulate electrical energy. Metaphysically, the quartz crystal can be "programmed" to help clear away negative energy from the aura and re-align the chakra energy centers of the body.

Clearing and Programming Crystals

Crystals are a tool and can be like a storage battery for thought energy. "Clearing" has to do with the energy of the stone or crystal. Crystals can be "programmed" with our thought energy and then act on our subtle energy fields. They also to help to create situations in our lives that will lead us in directions that allow positive growth and healing.

Clearing a crystal or gem stone is a simple task, and it is a way to insure that there are no left over negative energies from the person who owned it before you. It is a way to personalize your crystal, and create a new energy bond between you and your new gem stone partner. There are many ways to do this, but this is a simple and effective way - make sure you will not be disturbed. Hold your new crystal under running water, and as the water pours over it, close your eyes and imagine all the negative energies are washed away down the drain and out to the vast ocean to be purified by the cycles of life. You can also leave them in the warm sun, and allow the power of it's light purify to the crystal with "fire".

To program your new crystal, simply hold it in your hand, close your eyes, then in your imagination, create an image of what you want your crystal or gem stone to help you create. Keep your crystal close to your skin, and when you can not wear it, store it in a special box or bag, which has also been purified and blessed. Fill your crystal companions with love, and you will recieve it back threefold!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Zodiac and Crystal Correspondences



Aquarius hematite, amethyst, amber

Pisces amethyst, opal, bloodstone, coral, aquamarine, fire opal

Aries fire agate, aquamarine, bloodstone, citrine, diamond, emerald, jade

Taurus carnelian, diamond, blue tourmaline, chrysocolla, rose quartz

Gemini rutilated quartz, aquamarine, blue sapphire, emerald, jade, pearl

Cancer moonstone, ruby, carnelian, opal, fire opal

Leo citrine, amber, garnet, jasper, carnelian, diamond

Virgo smoky quartz, watermelon tourmaline, amethyst, moss agate, geodes

Libra rose quartz, tourmaline, bloodstone, citrine, jade, moonstone, opal

Scorpio turquoise, moldavite, malachite, moonstone, opal, peridot, ruby

Sagitarius lapis, obsidian, topaz, azurite, chalcedony, smoky quartz, turquoise

Capricorn tigereye, jade, black tourmaline, green tourmaline, garnet, smoky quartz

Friday, February 11, 2011

Chakra's, Colour and Crystals



The ROOT CHAKRA'S color is red, other colors associated with the Root Chakra are black brown, and gray.Gemstones like garnet onyx, and red jasper are beneficial.

The NAVEL CHAKRA'S color is orange.Gemstones like carnelian and orange zincite help to bring the system into balance.

The SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA'S color is yellow. Gemstones like citrine and yellow sapphire are used.

The HEART CHAKRA'S color is green and the secondary color is pink. Gemstones like rose quartz or green tourmaline are useful.

The THROAT CHAKRA'S color is blue like aqua or turquoise, secondary colors are various shades of lighter blues. Gemstones like turquoise or blue lace agate balance this chakra.

The BROW CHAKRA'S color is indigo or shades of dark blue. Gemstones like lapis lazuli or sodalite compliment this area.

The CROWN CHAKRA'S color is purple, the secondary color is clear or white.Gemstones like amethyst or clear quartz are perfect.

Simple Birthday Wish Spells



1)Birthday Wish Spell
Needed:

Your birthday

Paper

Pen

Flower plant

On your birthday, write your wish on a piece of paper and keep it under a flower plant or plant a seed and put your wish there and it will grow to manifest

2) This is to be cast before you make a wish on your birth day.

Items you will need

>cake.

>candle

say the following before you make a wish: ''a year has come, a year has passed, i'll make my birth day wish at last, magick powers old and new make my birthday wish come true!''

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Some Magical Animal Correspondences



Alligator - Survival, Stealth, Power

Ant - Teamwork, Organization, Community, Kinship

Antelope - Speed, Grace

Armadillo - Protection, Safety

Badger - Orderliness, Tenacity, Courage. The badger will teach you perseverance and
endurance in the face of adversity. The badger is a powerful protector of both material possessions and ideals held close to your heart.

Bat - Insight, Intuition. The bat is a messenger. The bat may bring a message from
either the otherworld or your subconscious.

Bear - Strength, Introspection, Healing, Self Knowledge, Stamina.

Beaver - Building, Shaping, Beginning New Projects

Bee - Service, community, herbalist. The bee is industriousness, hardworking and very family/clan oriented.

Bluebird - Happiness, Luck

Blue Jay - Resourcefulness, Adaptability

Boar - Cunning, Ferocious. The boar is sacred.

Buffalo - Abundance, Healing, Good Fortune

Bull - Strength and potency, the bull is a symbol of mobile power.

Butterfly - If a butterfly is seen while vision questing, no negative energy will be in the immediate area.

Cardinal - Vitallity, self-love and esteem

Caribou - Travel, Mobility

Cat - A strong protector in confrontational situations. As a prowling animal, the cat is also a strong guardian of inner powers.

Chickadee - Truthfulness

Cougar - Balance, Leadership

Coyote - Humor, Trickiness, Reversal of Fortune

Crane - Balance, Majesty, Longevity. This is bird of the Moon, magick, shamanic
travel, secrets and reaching deep mysteries. The crane also represents the logical mind as well as patience while healing occurs.

Crow - Intelligence, Magick, Warrior Spirit, Prophecy, Council, Wisdom. The Crow is a symbol of conflict, war and death. Its skill is wisdom with trickery. It is also a protector of sacred records.

Deer/Stag - Gentleness, Sensitivity, Peace, Wisdom. The white Stag is a messenger from the otherworld, following the animal often leads to a quest through the Otherworld. The deer represents grace, swiftness and gentleness.

Dog - Loyalty, Companionship. Underworld hounds are white with red ears, they hunt
and punish the guilty, they represent tracking skills and companionship as well as
Loving protection.

Dolphin - Joy, Harmony, Connection with Self, Communication. They represent
harmony, balance and traveling from rough to smooth waters

Dove - Peace, Motherhood, Prophecy

Dragon - Wealth, raw powers of nature, the treasures of the unconscious mind

Dragonfly - Skill, refinement, Relentlessness, Creativity

Duck - Comfort, Protection

Eagle - Inspiration, Courage, Healing, Creativity, Potency, Illumination. Wisdom and long life, Keen sight, Knowledge of magick and swiftness, the eagle is a strong ally when traveling into new territory.

Eel - Adaptability, Wisdom, Inspiration and defense

Elk - Pride, Power, Majesty

Finch - Energy, Variety, Potential, Action

Firefly - Communicaton, Illumination

Fox - Cleverness, Subtlety, Discretion, Cunning, Sly.

Frog - Cleansing, Peace, Emotional Healing. Shamanism, Magick, Nasty illusion with
something wonderful hidden inside

Goat - Tenacity, Diligence

Goose - Travel, Quest, Awakening, Safe Return, Love of home

Hawk - Psychic Vision, Protection, Awareness, Truth. Clear sightedness, teaches how to receive and interpret inner and outer signals.

Hedgehog - Self-preservation

Heron - Of the Moon and magick, shamanic travel, secrets, the logical mind, through the heron one can find magick in nature.

Horse - Freedom, Power, Safe Movement, Transformation, Shape-shifting. Stamina,
endurance, and faithfulness, the horse was a faithful guide to other worlds.

Hummingbird - Joy, Fertility, Agility, Wonder, Beauty

Kingfisher - Prosperity, Love

Lady Bug - Delight, Trust

Lizard - Letting go, Elusiveness.

Loon - Communication, Serenity

Magpie - Omens and prophecies.

Moose - Unpredictability, spontaneity

Mouse - Illusion, Charm. Secrets, cunning, shyness, the ability to hide. If you see a mouse in a vision quest be sure to pay attention to details.

Otter - Joy, Laughter, Lightness. Enjoying life, recovering from a crisis, faithfulness, friendliness, and being helpful to others. The otter provides valuable assistance in the other worlds.

Owl - Wisdom, Vision, Insight, Prophecy, Healing, Fertility, Mystery. Teaches us to
silently observe life, and gather information to gain understanding.

Peacock - Recognition, Self-Assurance

Pelican - Abundance, Plenty

Pheasant - Warning, Concealment

Porcupine - Innocence, Humility

Quail - Protectiveness, Group Harmony

Rabbit - Conquering Fear, Safety

Racoon - Curiosity, Inquisitiveness

Ram - Strength, Determination

Raven - Mystery, Exploration of the Unknown, Magick, Creation, Resolve. The battle cry of an upcoming life crisis, it is a powerful protector if one can gain its favor.

Roadrunner - Speed Agility

Salmon - Determination, Persisitence

Sandpiper - Quickness, Foraging, Scavenging

Scorpion - Defense, Self-Protection

Seagull - Carefree attitude, Versatility, Freedom

Seahorse - Nourishing, Fathering

Seal - Contentment

Skunk - Caution, Warning

Snail - Perseverance, Determination

Sparrow - Victory, Dignity, Self-Worth

Snake - Power, Life Force, Sexual Potency. Wisdom, reincarnation and cunning. If you
see a snake while vision questing, be prepared for the power of transformation to enter your life. The snake represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth.
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Spider - Interconnectedness, Industry

Squirrel - Trust, Thrift

Starling - Protection, Hope, Family, Unity, Communication

Swan - Truth, Beauty, Self-Knowledge, Elegance, Nurturing. Helps to interpret dream
symbols, smooths transitions and spiritual evolution.

Swift - Speed, Agility

Turtle - Love, Protection, Healing, Knowledge

Vulture - Death, Rebirth, Purification

Whale - Creativity, Intuition

Wolf - Teaching, Loyalty, Interdependence

Woodpecker - Change, Persistence, Rhythm, Insight, Healing, Love

Wren - Boldness, Resourcefulness. The wren's song was used in divination, the power of strengthening and cleansing.

More Colour Magick



It's a proven fact that colors have an affect on our intellect, and they invoke different emotional responses. Colors used in magick are similar in that they evoke a response, but keep in mind, response to color in an individual matter, so go with your instincts. The colors must have meaning to you.

The magick of colors can be used in many different ways, and the use of colors in magick is only limited to what you want to use the color for.

White
Always burn at least one white candle to symbolize and reinforce the contact with pure spirit. Elemental spirits, Angels, Gods of wisdom, divination and prophecy. Purification and cleaning on all levels, contact with higher self and spiritual helpers, aura-healing, truth seeking, consecration, spiritual enlightenment, protection against negativity, breaking curses, exorcism, meditation, divination, inpiration, and clairvoyance. White can be a replacement for any other color.


Yellow
Elemental air. Deities for trade, travel, knowledge and magick. Vitality, change, progress, contact, communication, and trade. Confidence, joy, cheerfulness, learning, knowledge, mental clarity, concentration, speaking and writing and visualization.


Gold
Sun-deities, solar energies, and masculine energy. Abundant self confidence, creativity, perfection, financial richess, success in investments, luxury, worldly power, magickal power, overcoming bad habits and addictions.


Orange
Deities of good luck and good fortune. Charm, kindness, encouragement, stimulation, optimism, success, abundance, prosperity, feast and celebration, achieving business goals, investments, success in legal matters.

Copper or Bronze
Love-goddesses, love and passion, positive relationships in love, friendship in business, career promotions, successful negotiations.


Red
Elemental fire, deities of love, passion, sexuality and war. Courage, will-power, determination, speed, assertivity, aggression, masculinity, independence, physical strength, sports, competition, conflicts, health, sexual attraction and potency, love and passion, fertility.


Magenta
Magnetism, the ability to attract or speed up results. Life purpose, life path.


Pink
Love-goddesses, softness and tenderness, romance, caring, nurturing, youth, peace, friendship, femininity, emotional love, emotional healing.


Green
Elemental earth and elemental water. Nature and fertility deities, Mother goddesses. Nature, fertility, growth, rejuvenation, recovery, healing, harvest and abundance, prosperity, harmony, balance, peace, hope, home, plants and animals.


Turquoise
Changes, intellectual and intuitive insights, inventions and originality, renewal, brotherhood, humananity.


BlueElemental water and elemental air. Deities of the sea and sky, truth and wisdom. Peace and tranquility, calmness, truth, wisdom, justice, counsel, guidance, understanding and patience, loyalty and honor, sincerity, devotion, healing, femininity, prophetic dreams, protection during sleep, astral projection.


Violet
Elemental spirits, angels, and Gods of divination and prophecy. Psychic abilities, divination, counter-acting negativity and black magick, reversing curses, psychic healing, psychic power, inspiration, meditation, spirituality, spiritual power, astral projection, third eye.


Brown
Elemental earth, stability, grounding, conservation, protection of household, family and pets, healing animals, finding lost objects, buildings, material increase, to make relationships solid, to increase decisiveness and concentration, to attract help in financial crisis.


Gray
Neutralizing negative influences, putting a halt to action.


Silver
Moon-goddesses, female energy, cycles, rebirth, reincarnation, healing of hormonal imbalances, emotional stability, remove or neutralize negativity, intuition, dreams, psychic abilities and psychic workings.


Black
Elemental earth, deities of the Underworld. Repel and banish evil and negativity, protection, breaking free from bad habits and addictions, deep meditation, opens up deep unconscious levels.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some Common Incense and Their Magical Uses



Cedar- Purification and protection, spiritual growth andprosperity.

Cinnamon- Love, psychic ability, and protection.

Copal- Purification and cleansing of ritual space and stones.

Dragon's Blood- Lust, courage, and sexuality.

Frankincense- Protection, spirituality, and consecration of ritual tools and space.

Jasmine- Love, peace, and prophetic dreams.

Juniper- Exorcism, healing and love magick.

Myrrh- Healing, protection, consecration of ritual tools and space, meditation.

Pine- Money, purification, and exorcism.

Rose- Love, psychic powers, healing, luck, protection, Domestic peace and happiness.

Sage- Spiritual growth, healing, and purification of the home and ritual space.

Sandalwood- Protection, healing, love and spiritual growth.

Vanilla- Love, seduction, mental powers, an aphrodisiac.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Magical Tools



Pentagram- Symbol of the element of Earth, all things material, and the Northern Quarter. Pentagrams are also symbolic of the unity of the 5 elements Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.

Athame- Athames are traditional black-handled daggers, symbolic of the element of Air, all things spiritual, and the Eastern Quarter. Daggers are used to direct and send magickal energy.

Wand- Symbolic of the element of Fire, all things mental, and the Southern Quarter. Wands are also used to direct and send magickal energy.

Chalice- Symbolic of the element of Water, all things emotional, and the Western Quarter.

Altar- The place where magickal symbols and tools are placed for use during a ritual or spellwork.

Book of Shadows- A witch�s spell book and magickal diary, used to construct and record spells and rituals.

Candles- Used to represent the God and Goddess on the altar. Use candles of the appropriate color for the type of spellwork or ritual.

Essential Oils- Used for anointing candles and other ritual objects and tools. Use the oil apporopriate to the purpose desired.

Stones and gems- Crystals carry energy vibrations, and can subtly help to bring the energy vibrations within your body, aura and spellwork into balance. Use gems and stones with vibrations suited to your purpose.

Incense- Incense appropriate to the season, or to the magickal goal, is burned to help attune the witch to the goal of the spell.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Boji Stones



Boji Stones, known as the "Stones of Humanity," are very powerful in their healing properties and are often used by healers to align one's energy field.

Boji Stones are often called the “stones of humanity” because they are separated as male and female stones and are frequently known to have androgynous qualities. Male stones are outnumbered greatly by female stones and are uneven and sharp. The androgynous varieties of male Boji Stones exhibit points and rough patterns along the surface. In comparison to other minerals Boji Stones are smaller in size with the largest faceted stone to be found less than only three carats in weight. Most Boji Stones are approximately the size of a dime to the size of a gold ball.

They are as old as the earth and were formed simultaneously with the creation of the Earth, thus making the stones millions of years old. They are blackish-brown in color, flat and spherical in shape, and are made up primarily of pyrite. They are only found in one place in the world, the United States. They have been derived from Smoky Hill Chalk Member of the Niobrara Formation in Gove County, Kansas. When used for healing purposes, these stones are most effective when they are used in pairs as male and female. The androgynous male stones can be used independently of the female stone because their energy is equal to the energy of the pair. It's believed that Boji Stones are effective in healing physical conditions.

What Are the Metaphysical Properties of Boji Stones?

Boji Stones facilitate the moving of energy from the subtle (spiritual) body to the physical body. They are primarily used to balance and align ones energy field. They help to balance the yin and yang (male and female) energies in the body and help to recharge the aura and fill any empty spaces with positive energy. Boji Stones have also been used to assist in the aligning of all the chakras in the body, from Crown Chakra to Root Chakra.These stones are said to improve the body’s electrical structure by creating an electromagnetic field around it and to promote the removal of blockages in order to allow healing to take place in the body. Boji Stones have been shown to improve the functioning of the brain by up to six percent as they are used to facilitate clarity in the brain. They are also said to be useful in recovering short and long-term memory.

What Are the Physical Healing Properties of Boji Stones?

Boji Stones are believed to be very effective in alleviating pain. When placed on an injured body part, some say that it helps to ease the pain almost instantaneously and endows one with the ability to heal more quickly
Boji Stones are also said to promote the regeneration of cellular tissues that have been damaged and ease muscle strains and pain. As mentioned above, these stones are used to facilitate clarity in the brain. They are also used on a physical level to eliminate excess aluminum that is stored in the brain and could potentially cause damage.

Boji Stones in the Astrological World

Boji Stones have a vibrational frequency that resonates to the numbers 1 and 9. It is the astrological sign for Scorpio, Aquarius, Leo, and Taurus.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Peridot




General Gemstone Details
At one time, Peridot was more valuable than diamonds. This gemstone is actually known by three names: Peridot, Chrysolith and Olivin, because peridot is the gemstone variety of the olivin mineral. In the gemstone trade it is generally called peridot, a name derived from the Greek word "peridona", with a meaning along the lines of "giving plenty".
Peridot is one of the few gemstones which exist only in one color. Finest traces of iron account for the deep green color with a slight golden hue. Chemically Peridot is just an iron-magnesium-silicate, and the intensity of color depends on the amount of iron contained. The color as such can come in any variation from yellow-green and olive to brownish green. Peridot is not especially hard – it only achieves about 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs´ scale – and yet it is easy to care for and quite robust.

The most beautiful stones come from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. Peridot as gemstone does also exist in Myanmar, China, the USA, Africa and Australia. Stones from East Burma, today’s Myanmar, show a vivid green with fine silky inclusions. Peridot from the American state of Arizona, where it is quite popular in Native Indian jewelry, often shows a yellowish to golden brown shade.

Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 6.5 with a orthorhombic crystal structure.
Peridot is gem quality specimens of the mineral olivine. Peridot has an olive or bottle green color that is due to the presence of iron, and a distinctive oily or greasy luster. Sources of peridot include Egypt (St. John's Island), China, Myanmar, Brazil, Norway and the USA as well as Australia and South Africa. The Crusaders brought peridot to Europe in the Middle Ages from St. John's Island in the Red Sea, where it has been mined for over 3,500 years.

Mystical Properties:
Peridot is told to have the ability to bring healing and vitality to the whole body. It it said to increase patience, confidence and assertiveness. Stories told since ancient times about how this gemstone has the ability to slow the aging process.
The joyful and friendly energy of this stone helps to make and seal friendships, it clears the heart, releases the ego, which in turn cleanses jealousy and anger, hence bringing about a sense of peace and quiet amusement.

A visionary stone, peridot helps connect us to our destinies and to an understanding of the purpose of existence. Can assist us in visualize not only the ultimate peak of physical but of spiritual continuation as well. However, if you are confused or fearful, Peridot should be used in a limited way, as it releases toxins and brings them to the surface, thus neutralizing them.

Healing Properties:
Peridot reduces stress, stimulates the mind, and amplifies intuitive awareness. It is most useful as a balancer of the glandular system, as peridot assists with tissue regeneration and purifies the body by strengthening the blood. It is also told to aid in digestion and to reduce fever.
Commonly used in treating emotional states such as anger or jealousy and irritation. It's color as well as the stone, Inspires healing, renewal, purification, rebirth and growth. It has the power to heal hurt feelings and mend damaged relationships.

It is especially good for healing the healers.

Magical Properties:
Energy: Receptive
Element: Earth
Associated Metal: Gold
Powers: Protection, wealth, health, sleep
Peridot is indeed a springtime gemstone, well beyond it's bemusing springtime color, as it has the ability to project you into a new life cycle. If you seem to be stuck and not moving forward, use peridot along with a white and green candle.

By aligning the subtle bodies and increasing the desire for personal growth, it can lead one to new doors of opportunity. Peridot can also help you discover your destiny or purpose in life. It opens one up to new challenges and adventures. It is also helpful in warding off evil spirits.

Zodiac:
Associations: Venus and Sun
Traditional Birthstone for the Month of August.

Stone of Virgo, Leo and Sagittarius. To dream of peridot signifies that you need to be cautious for a period of time.

Chakra Classification:
Clears 4th, Heart Chakra pathway, strengthening breath of life, prosperity, growth and openness. Peridot when used to cleanse and to stimulate the 4th, Heart Chakra and 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakra, brings openness and acceptance to the intellectual pursuit in matters of love and relationships.
For specific chakra work though, because it acts to seal the aura, it is suggested that peridot be removed while working on chakras other than the heart and solar plexu

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More Magical Correspondences



WHAT ARE WICCAN CORRESPONDENCES?
Everything has certain elemental qualities, which are called "correspondences". Just as we are all born uder a certain sign of the zodiac, and just as our gender, race, nationality, and individual upbriging influence our characters and personal qualities, so correspondences influence the different elements and tools we might use to perform magick. Carefully choosing elements with the right correspondences can help to insure the success of your magickal endevours! Below are Wiccan interpretations of elemental correspondences and phases for moon magick.


WICCA GENDER CORRESPONDENCES
Masculine elements are strong and active. Use for protection, purification, hex-breaking, exorcism, lust, sexual potency, health, strength, courage, financial success.

Feminine elements are subtler and softer. Use to attract love, increase beauty, youth, healing, psychic abilities, increase fertility, draw wealth, promote happiness and peace, aid sleep and cause visions.


WICCAN ELEMENTAL CORRESPONDENCES
Earth- A Feminine element.
Direction- North.
Color- green.
Elemental beings are gnomes.
Earth Animals are the wolf, owl, dragon, stag, and wild cats.
Stones are onyx, jade, amethyst, and flourite.
Rules spells dealing with fertility, jobs, money, business, health, ecology and nature, and stability.

Air- A Masculine element.
Direction- East.
Color- yellow.
Elemental beings are sylphs.
Air animals are doves, the wolf, fox, deer, and turtle.
Stones are moonstone, tourquoise, and rhodochrosite.
Rules spells dealing with memory, intellect, test taking, divination and psychic ability, travel, and overcoming addictions.

Fire- A Masculine element.
Direction- South.
Color- red.
Elemental beings are salamanders.
Fire animals are the porcupine, coyote, fox, squirrel, hawk, mouse, deer, bear, and snakes.
Stones are amber, citrine, smoky crystals, gold, and copper.
Fire rules spells dealing with success, sex, illness, protection, legal matters, competitions, strength, and energy.

Water- A Feminine element.
Direction- West.
Color-blue.
Elemental beings are undines.
Animals are all sea mammals and sea birds, fish, night creatures, and the raven.
Stones are silver, river rocks, amethyst, coral, seashells, and rainbow colored crystals.
Water rules spells dealing with love, friendship, meditation, healing, dreams, childbirth, clairvoyance and purification.


WICCA PLANETARY CORRESPONDENCES
Moon- Goddess mysteries, women's health, the home, children, prophetic dreams, reincarnation, sleep, emotional healing.

Sun- God mysteries, physical health, employment, leadership, prosperity, money, the performing arts and celebrity, self confidence, and new ventures.

Mercury- The intellect, communications written or spoken, teaching and learning, travel, diplomacy, influencing others.

Venus- Inner and outer beauty, love, romance, family, the creative arts, friendship, gardening, peace, happiness, fertility and sexuality.

Mars- Passion, force, power, lust, courage, strength of will, the military, physical exertion, machinery, and competition.

Jupiter- Money, prosperity, success, legal judgements, luck, friendship, investments, social gatherings, ambition, the seeking and granting of favors.

Saturn- Land and real estate, past lives, overcoming self-sabotage, lies, and losses, learning life's lessons and protection from psychic attack.

Uranus- Unexpected changes, higher consciousness, metaphysics, new inventions, regathering scattered energies, clairvoyance, freedom, and independence.

Neptune- Inner vision and perception, intuition, dreams, divination, chaos, confusion and revolution.

Pluto- Death, transformations, astral travel, the otherworld, materializations, transfigurations, and metamorphosis.


DAILY CORRESPONDENCES
Sunday- Ruled by the Sun. Power, prosperity, health, banishing evil annd excorcism.

Monday- Ruled by the Moon. Intuition, dreams, psychic ability, female fertility, and the Goddess.

Tuesday- Ruled by Mars. Courage, energy, and physical strength. banishing negativity.

Wednesday- Ruled by Mercury. Divination, communications, knowledge, wisdom, and study.

Thursday- Ruled by Jupiter. Good luck, wealth, healing, male fertility, legal matters.

Friday- Ruled by Venus. Love, sex, marriage, fertility and friendship.

Saturday- Ruled by Saturn. Psychic ability, meditation, and communication with spirits.


WICCAN MOON PHASE CORRESPONDENCES


New Moon- New Moon magick begins on the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. Use the energy of the new moon for new ventures and new beginnings. Also use the new moon for love spells, job hunting, and healing.

Waxing Moon- The waxing moon begins seven to fourteen days after the new moon. Use the waxing moon for constructive magick, such as llove spells, magiick for wealth and success, courage, friendship, luck or good health.

Full Moon- A powerful energy for rituals of prophecy, divination and protection. Any spellwork that requires extra energy, such as finding a new job or healing serious conditions, is best begun during the full moon. Also for love, gaining sacred knowledge, legal matters, attracting money and prophetic dreams.

Waning Moon- Begin waning moon magick three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon. The waning moon is used for banishing negativity, for curing addictions, and illness.

New Moon- The energy of the dark moon is useful for working magick against attackers, and for understanding your own angers and passions. Also for rituals designed to bring justice to bear in very negative situations.

The Moon spends a day or two each month in each of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The sign the moon is transiting through can be used to good advantage during spellwork.


Moon in Aries- A good time to perform spells related to job ventures and all new projects related to money. Also a good time to develop strength and courage, and lust spells. This is not a good moon for performing divination.

Moon in Taurus- This moon is excellent for spellwork relatd to love, creativity, and inner peace. Spells done at this time take the longest to manifest, but the results will be very long lasting and be stable.

Moon in Gemini- The perfect time for spells dealing with communications, healing, and uncrossing spells. Be careful- the moon in Gemini can be unpredictable and unstable.

Moon in Cancer- Excellent for any spell involving the home, fertility, children, or divination.

Moon in Leo- Spells involving leadership, prosperity, fame and career are best done in Leo, but do not perform any spells involving love, or any other emotion, as Leo may actually counteract it.

Moon in Virgo- This moon ensures a spell which involves meticulous detail, especially spells involving education, healing, and stability.

Moon in Libra- Excellent for working a spell with a partner, and for magick involving marriage, couples, partnership, peace, and fairness.

Moon in Scorpio- Use this energy for mysteries, the occult, divination, and sex magick.

Moon in Sagittarius- This is an excellent time to experiment with new techniques or magick spells, but it is not a good time for psychic worrk or divination.

Moon in Capricorn- Perfect for spells to manifest life's basiic needs and for stability.

Moon in Aquarius- The best time to work on behalf of others, but consciously stay focused on your heart to maintain a higher consciousness with others, and to avoid selfish motives.

Moon in Pisces- Perfect for divination and psychic work, past life regressions, and communication with spirits.

Magical Correspondences Day's of the Week




SUNDAY: Sunday is associated with yellow, the Sun, solar deities, and magic that concerns authority, divine power, friendships, healing, learning, reason, and world healers.


MONDAY: Monday is associated with white, the Moon, lunar deities, and magic that concerns cooking, dreams, family, the home, intuition, medicine, spiritual growth, and the ocean.


TUESDAY: Tuesday is associated with red, the planet Mars, the god Tiw, and magic that concerns athletics, competitions, conflicts, courage, hunting, legality, logic, physical strength, politics, vitality, and war.


WEDNESDAY: Wednesday is associated with purple, the planet Mercury, the god Woden, and magic that concerns communication, divination, education, mystical insight, resourcefulness, and self-improvement.


THURSDAY: Thursday is associated with blue, the planet Jupiter, the god Thor, and magic that concerns dedication, endurance, taithfulness, legal matters, loyalty, luck, and money matters.


FRIDAY: Friday is associated with green, the planet Venus, the goddess Frigg, and magic that concerns art, fertility, love, music, and pleasure.


SATURDAY: Saturday is associated with black, the planet and god Saturn, and magic that concerns banishing, change, death, motivation, reincarnation, understanding, and wills

Friday, February 4, 2011

Astrological Sign Correspondences



ARIES: Aries is associated with the element of fire, yang energy, positive polarity, the planet Mars, the head, Tuesday, the numbers on and nine, diamonds, the color red, all thorn-bearing trees, iron, sheep, and rams.


TAURUS: Taurus is associated with the element of earth, yin energy, negative polarity, the planet Venus, the neck and throat, Friday, the numbers four and six, emerald, the colors light blue and mauve, cypress and apple trees, copper, and cattle (especially bulls).


GEMINI: Gemini is associated with the element of air, yang energy, positive polarity, the planet Mercury, the glands, arms, shoulders, and lungs; Wednesday, the numbers five and nine, agate, the color yellow, mercury, butterflies, and brightly colored birds.


CANCER: Cancer is associated with the element of water, yin energy, negative polarity, the Moon, the breasts and stomach, Monday, the numbers three and seven, pearls, the colors sea green and silver, trees rich in sap, the metal silver, crabs, and animals with shell coverings.


LEO: Leo is associated with the element of fire, yang energy, positive polarity, the Sun, the back, spine, and heart; Sunday, the numbers eight and nine, rubies, the colors gold and orange, citrus trees, the metal gold, and felines (particularly lions).


VIRGO: Virgo is associated with the element earth, yin energy, negative polarity, the planet Mercury, the nervous system and the intestines, Wednesday, the numbers three and five, sapphires, the colors gray and navy blue, quicksilver, and small household pets.


LIBRA: Libra is associated with the element of air, yang energy, positive polarity, the planet Venus, the lower back, buttocks, and kidneys; Friday, the numbers six and nine, opal, the colors blue and lavender, almond, ash, and cypress trees; copper, snakes, and lizards.


SCORPIO: Scorpio is associated with the element of water, yin energy, negative polarity, the planet Mars, the sexual organs, Tuesday, the numbers two and four, topaz, all dark shades of red, blackthorn trees, plutonium, scorpions, and insects.


SAGITTARIUS: Sagittarius is associated with the element of fire, yang energy, positive polarity, the planet Jupiter; the liver, hips, and thighs; Thursday, the numbers five and seven, turquoise, the color purple, birch, mulberry, and oak trees; tin, horses, centaurs and unicorns.


CAPRICORN: Capricorn is associated with the element of earth, yin energy, negative polarity, the planet Saturn, the bones, knees, teeth, and skin; Saturday, numbers two and eight, garnet, the colors brown and dark green, elm, pine and poplar trees; lead, goats, and all animals with cloven hooves.

AQUARIUS: Aquarius is associated with the element of air, yang energy, positive polarity, the planet Uranus, the blood, calves, shins, and ankles; Wednesday, the numbers one and seven, amethyst, the color blue, fruit trees, uranium, and birds.


PISCES: Pisces is associated with the element of water, yin energy, negative polarity, the planet Neptune, the feet and lymph glands, Friday, the numbers two and six, the colors aquamarine and pale green, fig and willow trees, platinum, and fish.

Thursday, February 3, 2011




THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT, 2011

02/03/2011 - 01/22/2012 (Metal)

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2011 is the Year of the Golden Rabbit, which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012. The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animals signs. The Rabbit is a lucky sign. Rabbits are private individuals and a bit introverted. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are reasonably friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends. They are good teachers, counselors and communicators, but also need their own space.

According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation. Don't try to force issues, because if you do you will ultimately fail. To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children. Make it a goal to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle, so you will be able to calmly deal with any problem that may arise.

Not many people know that the Rabbit is the symbol of the Moon, while the Peacock is the symbol of the Sun, and that together, these two animal signs signify the start of day and night, represent the Yin and Yang of life. It is said that anyone making supplications for wishes to be fulfilled are certain to get what they want... and in the Year of the Rabbit, the wish-granting aspect of the Sun and the Moon combined is multiplied. The Moon is YIN and this is the Yin of Heaven, signifying magic. Thus on each of the Full Moon nights of this year, go out into your garden to gaze into the Full Moon and visualize plenty of Moon dust and Moon glow flowing into you, filling your whole body with bright white light and granting you fearlessness, love and courage. This will not only strengthen your inner "Chi" energy, it will also bring wisdom into your life.

The Sign of the Rabbit

People born in the Year of the Rabbit share certain characteristics: Keen, wise, fragile, tranquil, serene, considerate, fashionable, and kind. Generally, they are quite calm, do not exhibit aggressive behavior, and will avoid confrontation at all costs. When angry about something, they will approach it calmly and considerately, hardly ever raising their voice. And they are quite keen and pay close attention to the situations developing around them. They are intelligent and quick, and can talk themselves in or out of most situations with no problem.

The Rabbit is a symbol for mercy, elegance, and worship of beauty. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are kind, loving persons, and dislike any hostile act. They give others an impression of being frail-looking because of their gentle appearance. But, in fact they are strong-minded and have strong wills. They pursue their ideals all their lives in a precise and orderly way. They do things slowly and deliberately because of their cautious characters.

There is no need to worry about their lives. They are nimble, clever and good at avoiding harm to themselves. They are talented and like artistic ventures, such as painting and music and are generally quite present in these worlds. They are also very hospitable, good hosts and warm-hearted companions. They never embrace others in public places. They know the art of saving face and giving consideration to the interests of both sides.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are apt to be sensitive to ailments and to have bad allergies. Stress or conflict will detriment their health. Exercise could take off unnecessary stress and strengthen their physical condition. They have to learn to incorporate more action into their everyday routines.

They will become depressed and withdrawn if their homes do not consist of beautiful possessions that make them comfortable. Their homes and offices usually are clutter-free. They have really good communication skills and are best utilized in positions of management. They make great teachers and counselors because they are so diplomatic and well-organized. They can also make great painters or musicians due to their sense of beauty and their love of creativity.

Rabbit people are usually relatively careful when it comes to their finances. They use much of their money for possessions such as their homes, cars or furniture. They love hunting for antiques, arts and crafts and will tend to make sound investments in these types of things.

Rabbit Years: 01/29/1903 to 02/15/1904 (Water), 02/14/1915 to 02/02/1916 (Wood), 02/02/1927 to 01/22/1928 (Fire), 02/19/1939 to 02/07/1940 (Earth), 02/06/1951 to 01/26/1952 (Metal), 01/25/1963 to 02/12/1964 (Water), 02/11/1975 to 01/30/1976 (Wood), 01/29/1987 to 02/16/1988 (Fire), 02/16/1999 to 02/04/2000 (Earth), 02/03/2011 to 01/22/2012 (Metal).

Famous Rabbit People: Angelina Jolie, Anjelica Huston, Drew Barrymore, Edith Piaf, Fanny Brice, Helen Hunt, Jane Seymour, Joan Crawford, Kate Winslet, Natasha Richardson, and Tina Turner.