Saturday, April 30, 2011

Beltane: The Witch's May Day



A Brief History of Beltane

Beltane (AKA May Day) is one of the most important of the witch's sabbats, second only to Samhain (Halloween!) in both status and merriment. It is still celebrated as a spring festival in many places around the world but its ancient roots are Celtic, hailing from Co. Meath in Ireland. It is traditionally a fire festival due to the act of burning 9 different types of wood and then bringing the cattle out from the barns to pasture for the first time of the year, passing them through the pyres as they went. This ritual was to cleanse, heal and protect them which, it was believed, would improve their milk yield for that year. Beltane's meaning is actually fires of Bel (who was the Celtic deity worshipped.)

From these origins, the customs and rituals extended and widened, shifting the emphasis more to fertility. One of these traditions is probably the most iconic symbols of the day worldwide - the may pole. Ribbons of red and white are tied to a pole in the ground and weaved in and out to make particular patterns, usually by the young women of the community. This is a celebration of love and pleasure, helping (and hoping!) to increase fertility along the way.

The Wicca/Witch Sabbat of Beltane

To Wiccans and witches, this has become a very important time to honour the gifts we receive from the natural world around us. It is the beginning of the light half of the year and astronomically a cross quarter day between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. The spark and energy around us at this time of year, one which tends to dampen during the bleak, colder months, comes back to us. It is perfect for being harnessed for spell work and giving them new vigour .

How to Celebrate Beltane

One the first things you must do on Beltane morn is to wake up early and wash your face in the early dew. This was originally thought to give you beauty all year round. But it is an opportunity to really get close to nature and experience the simple joy and calm of being at one with it. Feel the coolness of the gentle breeze or absorb the warmth with the morning sun as it rises. Really experience the earth beneath your feet and breath in the vital air. Engross yourself in the moment!

To mark this fire festival, you can build a bonfire or have a fire of some kind going throughout the day. Many Wiccans, covens or worshippers carry out a fire vigil, starting on Beltane eve but if this is not possible you can always burn a candle to honour the day. In particular, silver candles represent fertility. However, some dedicated followers have even been know to build a small fire in their cauldron! Please, of course, don't leave it unattended if you do this and don't overdo the burning materials inside it. But nevertheless it is a heart warming sight.

But as well as a festival of fire, Beltane is seen as a festival of flowers. Baskets of flowers were made, either for decoration or even as part of a ritual or ceremony. Hawthorn is the flower of the day and legend has it that this is the only time of year that it is ok to bring it indoors without risking bringing bad luck upon yourself. It was usually worn by the May Queen, a young girl chosen to represent the day.

You can also use incense and herbs, either as part of your ritual or in your home (incense for if the bonfire is not practical). Associated with Beltane are - angelica, frankincense, hawthorn, lilac and rose.

However, your chief priority should not necessarily be how you celebrate but instead the feelings, awareness and connectivity with your surroundings that you experience. The meaning of this time of year may be less relevant to our daily lives than when the festival first began but the sense of harmony and even excitement can be cherished all the same.

by: Francesca Ashcroft

Beltane: A Brief History



The Fires of Tara:
Beltane kicks off the merry month of May, and has a long history. This fire festival is celebrated on May 1 with bonfires, Maypoles, dancing, and lots of good old fashioned sexual energy. The Celts honored the fertility of the gods with gifts and offerings, sometimes including animal or human sacrifice. Cattle were driven through the smoke of the balefires, and blessed with health and fertility for the coming year. In Ireland, the fires of Tara were the first ones lit every year at Beltane, and all other fires were lit with a flame from Tara.

Roman Influences:
The Romans, always known for celebrating holidays in a big way, spent the first day of May paying tribute to their Lares, the gods of their household. They also celebrated the Floralia, or festival of flowers, which consisted of three days of unbridled sexual activity. Participants wore flowers in their hair (much like May Day celebrants later on), and there were plays, songs, and dances. At the end of the festivities, animals were set loose inside the Circus Maximus, and beans were scattered around to ensure fertility. The fire festival of Bona Dea was also celebrated on May 2nd.

A Pagan Martyr:
May 6 is the day of Eyvind Kelve in Norse celebrations. Eyvind Kelve was a pagan martyr who was tortured and drowned on the orders of King Olaf Tryggvason for refusing to give up his pagan beliefs. A week later, Norwegians celebrate the Festival of the Midnight Sun, which pays tribute to the Norse sun goddess. This festival marks the beginning of ten straight weeks without darkness.

The Greeks and Plynteria:
Also in May, the Greeks celebrated the Plynteria in honor of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and battle, and the patroness of the city of Athens (which was named after her). The Plynteria includes the ritual cleansing of Athena’s statue, along with feasting and prayers in the Parthenon. On the 24th, homage is paid to the Greek moon-goddess Artemis (goddess of the hunt and of wild animals). Artemis is a lunar goddess, equivalent to the Roman moon-goddess Diana – she is also identified with Luna, and Hecate.

The Green Man Emerges:
A number of pre-Christian figures are associated with the month of May, and subsequently Beltane. The entity known as the Green Man, strongly related to Cernunnos, is often found in the legends and lore of the British Isles, and is a masculine face covered in leaves and shrubbery. In some parts of England, a Green Man is carried through town in a wicker cage as the townsfolk welcome the beginning of summer. Impressions of the Green Man’s face can be found in the ornamentation of many of Europe’s older cathedrals, despite edicts from local bishops forbidding stonemasons from including such pagan imagery.

Jack-in-the-Green:
A related character is Jack-in-the-Green, a spirit of the greenwood. References to Jack appear in British literature back as far as the late sixteenth century. Sir James Frazer associates the figure with mummers and the celebration of the life force of trees. Jack-in-the-Green was seen even in the Victorian era, when he was associated with soot-faced chimney sweeps. At this time, Jack was framed in a structure of wicker and covered with leaves, and surrounded by Morris dancers. Some scholars suggest that Jack may have been a ancestor to the legend of Robin Hood.

Ancient Symbols, Modern Rites:
Today's Pagans and Wiccans celebrate Beltane much like their ancestors did. A Beltane ritual usually involves lots of fertility symbols, including the obviously-phallic Maypole dance. The Maypole is a tall pole decorated with flowers and hanging ribbons, which are woven into intricate pattern by a group of dancers. Weaving in and out, the ribbons are eventually knotted together by the time the dancers reach the end.

In some Wiccan traditions, Beltane is a day in which the May Queen and the Queen of Winter battle one another for supremacy. In this rite, borrowed from practices on the Isle of Man, each queen has a band of supporters. On the morning of May 1, the two companies battle it out, ultimately trying to win victory for their queen. If the May Queen is captured by her enemies, she must be ransomed before her followers can get her back.

There are some who believe Beltane is a time for the faeries -- the appearance of flowers around this time of year heralds the beginning of summer and shows us that the fae are hard at work. In early folklore, to enter the realm of faeries is a dangerous step -- and yet the more helpful deeds of the fae should always be acknowledged and appreciated. If you believe in faeries, Beltane is a good time to leave out food and other treats for them in your garden or yard.

For many contemporary Pagans, Beltane is a time for planting and sowing of seeds -- again, the fertility theme appears. The buds and flowers of early May bring to mind the endless cycle of birth, growth, death and rebirth that we see in the earth. Certain trees are associated with May Day, such as the Ash, Oak and Hawthorn. In Norse legend, the god Odin hung from an Ash tree for nine days, and it later became known as the World Tree, Yggdrasil.

If you've been wanting to bring abundance and fertility of any sort into your life -- whether you're looking to concieve a child, enjoy fruitfulness in your career or creative endeavors, or just see your garden bloom -- Beltane is the perfect time for magical workings related to any type of prosperity.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Beltane Project: Make a Faerie Chair



Found this really cool project for Beltane and thought I would pass it along. I plan on doing this myself. I am going to face it East so I can do my morning meditations from it. Blessings.

Some people believe that Faeries inhabit their flower gardens. If you think you've got friendly Fae out there, this craft project is a great way to get kids into gardening at the beginning of spring. You'll need the following items:

•An old wooden chair
•Some primer paint
•Exterior paint in your favorite Faerie color(s)
•Polyeurethane or sealant
•Seeds for a climbing flower, such as morning glory or clematis
•A sunny spot in your garden
To make this cute outdoor project, start by applying a coat of primer paint to the chair. It's really easiest if this is in white or another light color. Next, apply a coat of your favorite Fae-attracting color -- pastels look very pretty, such as lavenders or sunny yellows. Decorate the chair with designs in acrylic paints if you like. Once the paint has dried, apply a coat or two of polyeurethane to protect the chair from the elements.

Find a sunny spot in your garden, and loosen the soil a bit. Place the chair where you want it, but be sure that it's the right spot, because it's going to become a permanent fixture. Once the chair is in place, plant seeds around the base of the chair, just a few inches away from the legs.

Water the soil each day, and as your climbing plants appear, twine the vines up through the legs of the chair and around it. Pretty soon, you'll have a chair covered with leafy greens and bright flowers. It's the perfect place for your kids to spot a Faerie!

by: Patti Wigington

A Maypole Ritual



Beltane is a yearly event that is celebrated by Wiccans to symbolize union and balance in the world. It is usually held in May and is a celebration of fertility and new life for the coming year. The word itself means "shining fire". This is one of the festivals that are held during day time.

For thousands of years, people have celebrated this ritual all over northern Europe and probably in lands where pagans gathered. Spring flowers are collected, and people walk through the village streets decorating houses with flowers. Most of the people in the homes would leave food outside for the "trick or treat" version of Beltane.

This celebration is all about sowing seeds and creating new life.One of the most important traditions on this holiday is that of the Maypole. Young men would choose a fir tree and fashion a pole for this occasion. This pole would be placed in the center of the village and closely guarded until the day of the celebration.

1. Choose an area for the gathering and cleanse it with a besom

2. Cast the circle in order to create a "safe space" where unwanted, unwelcome spirits cannot enter.

3. Invoke the East, South, West and North with proper ritual chanting so that they help us with their powers and energies.

4. Invite the Goddess to join us, witness our ritual and bless us. The Goddess represents the feminine aspect of fertility, the vagina (Earth)

5. Invite the God (or Gods) to bless and consecrate the pole which is the male aspect of fertility, representing the phallus which produces the seed.
6. A hole is prepared and consecrate with some oil and wine. Chant: Earth Mother, may this offering prepare you to receive this symbol of your consort, our Lord"

7. The men walk, chanting, holding the Maypole, going two steps forward and one backward, making grunting noise. The ladies present come forward and rub oil on the pole while making a wish for themselves and their future. They may also tie ribbons on the pole. The color of the ribbons also may signify their dreams for the future.

8. With a lot of flourish, chanting and effort, the heavy pole is thrust into the earth to encourage new life and the blossoming of our dreams.

9. Now that the seed has been spilled, people start dancing and the Beltane fire is lit. People dance around the fire or jump over the fire to purify them.

10. After the ritual, the deities are thanked and dismissed. Now the guardians or watchtowers are thanked for their guidance and sent off to their realms.

11. The circle is opened and people return home dreaming of abundance and prosperity for the coming year.

One of the main activities of the festival is the lighting of the bonfire. Sometimes after the community Beltane bonfire is lit, individuals re-light their own home hearth fires from the Beltane Bonfire. These bonfires are used to purify the cattle by driving them through (or between two) bonfires. Juniper boughs are thrown into the bonfire to add to the smoke and purification of people and cattle.



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Thursday, April 28, 2011



Roses are associated with the sun sign of Taurus. Here are a few common rose colours and the meanings assoicated with them.

Red: Love, Respect, Courage

Yellow: Joy, Gladness, Freedom

Pink/Peach: Gratitude, Appreciation, Admiration or Sympathy

White: Reverence, Purity, Secrecy

Two Roses Joined Together: Engagement

Red and White Roses Together: Unity

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Trimming Away the Things We Don't Need Anymore.



So about a week ago I cut my hair and when I got done I thought I could do something with these hair clippings but what.....? So a day or so later it came to me that the hair clippings represented things in my life I no longer had a use for or needed. So I came up with this plan for after the full moon.

I took my favorite incense, clove. A white candle and a black candle. And the hair clippings. I light the incense and the candles. Called the quarters and asked for Hecate's help and guidance in this spell. I then focused all my intentions and thoughts on the hair clippings, putting all my negative thoughts and feelings into those hair clippings. All of my worries, my fears and frustrations. After what felt like an appropriate time and my mind felt at ease. I took the clippings down to the river and released them. Letting them float away.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Chant to Add Strength to a Spell 2



Witches power burning bright, tarot, rune and blade,
Charge the spell, enfilled with might, here and now the magic's made.
Wave and tree, hedge and flame, strength of the elements gather here,
to bless this work and charge it well, to complete this spell now, whether near or far.
Mystic Moon and Brilliant Sun, send your power this way come,
Gracious Lady, Mighty Lord, bless this charge of thee I ask.
Powers that are, powers that be, gather round this spell three times three, send it forth to see it last! So Shall it Be!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Simple Spell to Draw in Elemental Energy



Items you will need

a fire safe bowl

a candle: colour corresponding to the element you which to draw in.

a sheet of paper

a pen or pencil

Casting Instructions:

On your piece of paper write down which element you wish to draw into your life. IE: Water, Fire, Earth, or Air. I think it would be helpful to also write down which aspect of the element you wish to use/draw in. Light candle and set paper on fire. Burn in fire safe bowl/cauldron. If windy take outside and allow ashes to blow away. If near a river or stream place in the water and let them be carried away. If neither is possible rinse down the drain. I don't like the symbolism of using the lavatory to flush them so I would just put them down the drain. Another way would be to bury them. Blessings

Another Post on the Elements in Magick



The "Elements" within magickal symbolism are the basic components of all that exists. These four Elements - Earth, Air, Fire and Water - are at the same time visible and invisible, physical and spiritu

It is unwise to view the four Elements in purely physical terms. Earth, for example, refers not only to the planet on which we exist, but also to the phenomenon of Earthiness, of foundation and stability. Similarly, Fire is much more than flame.

Since this is the magick of nature, using natural powers, tools and symbols, it is important to understand these powers. One of the ways this can be achieved is through the study of the Elements.

The Elemental system was devised and refined in the Renaissance, but its roots stretch farther back into history. It can be viewed as nothing more than a convenient system of orginization for the various types of magick. Then again, it may be viewed as a very real system of powers which can be called upon to aid spells and rituals. How you view them is up to you.

The following discussions deal with the symbolism of and types of magick related to the Elements. All of the magick contained within this book falls under the rulership of one (or more) of the Elements. This is true, too, of all that exists. An understanding of them will aid your magickal work immensely.

Though the Elements are described as "masculine" or "feminine", this should no be viewed in a sexist way. This, like all magickal systems, is symbolic - it describes the basic attributes of the Elements in terms easily understandable. It doesn't mean that it is more masculine to perform Fire magick, or more appropriate for women to use Water magick. It's simply a system of symbols.

EARTH
This is the Element we are closest to home with, sinse it is our home. Earth doesn't necessarily represent the physical Earth, but that part of it which is stable, solid, dependable.

Earth is the foundation of the Elements, the base. It is in this realm that most of us live a good part of our lives. When we walk, sit, stand, crawl, eat, sleep, work our jobs, tend our plants, balance our checkbooks or taste salt we are working within the Element of Earth.

Earth is the realm of abundance, prosperity, and wealth. While it is the most physical of the Elements this is not negative, for it is upon Earth that the other three rest. Without Earth, life as we know it could not exist.

In magickal workings Earth "rules" all spells and rituals involving business, money, employment, prosperity in all its forms, stability, fertility and so on.

A ritual of this Element could be as simple as burying an object representative of your need in a plot of virgin ground, walking over miles of countryside visualizing your need, or drawing images in dirt.

Earth is a feminine Element. It is nurturing, moist, fruitful, and it is these qualities which make it feminine. Such attributes have impelled countless civilizations to envision the Earth as a great Mother Goddess, the all-fertile Creatress of nature.

Earth rules the Northern point of the compass, because that is the place of greatest darkness and of winter. Its colour is the green of the fields and plants.

It governs stone, image, tree and knot magick.

AIR
Air is the Element of the intellect, it is the realm of thought, which is the first step toward creation.

Magickally speaking, Air is the clear, uncluttered, pure visualization which is a powerful tool for change. It is also movement, the impetus that sends the visualization out toward manifestation.

It rules spells and rituals involving travel, instruction, freedom, obtaining knowledge, discovering lost items, uncovering lies, and so on.

It can also be used to develope the psychic faculties.

Spells involving Air usually include the act of placing an object in the Air or dropping something off the side of a mountain or other high place so that the object actually connects physically with the Element.

Air is a masculine Element, being dry, expansive, and active. It is the Element that excells in places of learning, and which is at work while we theorize, think, and ponder.

Air rules the East because this is the direction of the greatest light, and the light of wisdom and consciousness. Its colour is yellow, the yellow of the Sun and of the sky at dawn, and its season is spring.

Air governs the magick of the four winds, most divinations, concentration and visualization magick.

FIRE
Fire is the Element of change, will and passion. In a sense it contains within it all forms of magick, sinse magick is a process of change.

Fire magick can be frightening. The results manifest quickly and spectacularly. It is not an Element for the faint-hearted. However, it is most primal and for this reason is much used.

This is the realm of sexuality and passion. It is not only the "Sacred Fire" of sex, it is also the spark of divinity which shines within us and in all living things. It is at once the most physical and spiritual of the Elements.

Its magickal rituals usually involve energy, authority, sex, healing, destruction (of negative habits, disease), purification, evolution, and so on.
A ritual of Fire usually involves the fuming, burning or smouldering of an image, herb, or other flammable object, or the use of candles or small blazes.

Its magick is usually practiced near the hearth, or beside fires lit in wilderness clearings, or beside the flame of a single candle.

Fire is masculine. It rules the South, the place of greatest heat, the colour red, and the season of summer.

All candle magick comes under Fire's powers.

WATER
Water is the Element of purification, the subconscious mind, love and the emotions.

Just as Water is fluid, constantly changing, flowing from one level to another, so too are our emotions in a constant state of flux.

Water is the Element of absorption and germination. The subconscious is symbolized by this Element because it is rolling, always moving, like the sea which rests neither night or day.

Water magick involves pleasure, friendship, marriage, fertility, happiness, healing, sleep, dreaming, psychic acts, purification, and so on.

A ritual of Water usually ends with an object being tossed or placed in or on a body of Water.

This is a feminine Element, and its colour is the blue of deep, deep Water. It rules the West and autumn months of the year, when rain showers wash the Earth.

The magick of Water is wrought with mirrors, the sea, fog and rain.

P.S. I do not know who wrote this but I give them Thanks and Blessings

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spell to Absorb Magickal Energy from Objects



Place the palm of your non-writting hand against the object whilst keeping the other hand clenched in a fist. Simply visualise the energy of the object flowing into you and into your clenched fist. Once the object is drained completely clench both fists and push the magick into your heart where it can be stored for a short period of time. This should make your heart feel warmer just after casting and probably make you feel light headed so be careful.

by: Yakov

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thirteen Powers of the Witch Blessing



Never heard of this before. Not sure who wrote it but one site gave credit to Silver RavenWolf. I found it interesting both as a blessing and a listing of powers/abilities of a witch. I think it is one of those things that the more you read it the more you get out of it. Blessings

Thirteen powers do the Witches claim
their right of lineage by Goddess's*(insert name of Goddess you work with here) name.
Tie a knot and say the words
or hand on head - the blessing conferred.
A Witch can give success in love
curse or bless through God/dess above.
Speak to beasts and spirits alike
command the weather, cast out a blight.
Read the heavens and stars of the night
divine the future and give good advice.
Conjure treasure and bring fortune to bear
heal the sick and kill despair

This is my birthright to have and to share
blessings you, (the person's name),
may the spirits be fair.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chants to Increase Magickal Power



''Hear now the words of the witches
The secrets we hid in the night
The oldest of gods are invoked here
The great work of magic is sought
In the night and in this hour
I call upon the ancient power
Bring your powers to we sisters/sons three
We want the power
Give us the power''

or:

give me power
give me might
let magickal power
be mine tonight!

or:

'by the power in me, I summon thee'

or:

Hecate, Hecate, Hecate,
be with me,
By the powers that be
and the rule of 3 times 3,
be with me.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Xylomancy: Tree Divination



Okay have searched the internet from here to oh, some where over there, and could not find a source for how to actually do xylomancy. It would appear to be a very free flowing, free association thing. As is most divination techniques. What I got from my research is this, if you are walking along and some branches on a tree or on the ground remind you of a rune....go with it. If the branches in a tree make a pattern that speaks to you, use it. If a certain type of tree calls out to you look up what it means. Maybe all of these sources will come through on the same walk, use them. I know that sometimes when I have been near a tree or trees I could literally hear them speaking to me, whispering on the wind. Another hint, sometimes you just know there are fairies living in a particular tree, leave them a gift. Something shinny preferably. If I feel particularly drawn to a tree I will usually leave a few pennies by it. I always have pennies in my pocket when I go for a walk in the woods for just this purpose. Hope this is helpful, Blessings.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Celtic Tree Names and Meanings


OGHAM NAME - BEITHE, TREE NAME - BIRCH, SYMBOLIC MEANING - beginning, renewal, youth

OGHAM NAME - LUIS, TREE NAME - ROWAN, SYMBOLIC MEANING - protection, expression, connection.

OGHAM NAME - FERN, TREE NAME - ALDER, SYMBOLIC MEANING - endurance, strength, passion.

OGHAM NAME - SAIL, TREE NAME - WILLOW, SYMBOLIC MEANING - imagination, intuition, vision.

OGHAM NAME - NION, TREE NAME - ASH, SYMBOLIC MEANING - connection, wisdom, surrender.

OGHAM NAME - HUATH, TREE NAME - HAWTHORN, SYMBOLIC MEANING - contradiction, consequence, relationships.

OGHAM NAME - DUIR, TREE NAME - OAK, SYMBOLIC MEANING - strength, stability, nobility.

OGHAM NAME - TINNE, TREE NAME - HOLLY, SYMBOLIC MEANING - action,assertion, objectivity.

OGHAM NAME - COLL, TREE NAME -HAZEL, SYMBOLIC MEANING - creativity, purity, honesty.

OGHAM NAME - QUERT, TREE NAME - APPLE, SYMBOLIC MEANING - beauty, love, generosity.

OGHAM NAME - MUIN, TREE NAME - VINE, SYMBOLIC MEANING - introspection, relaxation, depth.

OGHAM NAME - GORT, TREE NAME - IVY, SYMBOLIC MEANING - determination, change, patience.

OGHAM NAME - NGETAL, TREE NAME - REED, SYMBOLIC MEANING - harmony, health, growth.

OGHAM NAME - STRAIF, TREE NAME - Blackthorn, SYMBOLIC MEANING - discipline, control, perspective

OGHAM NAME - RUIS, TREE NAME - ELDER, SYMBOLIC MEANING - transition, evolution, continuation.


OGHAM NAME - AILM, TREE NAME - FIR, SYMBOLIC MEANING - clarity, achievement, energy.

OGHAM NAME - ONN, TREE NAME - gorse, SYMBOLIC MEANING - transmutation, resourcefullness, exposure.

OGHAM NAME - UR, TREE NAME - HEATHER, SYMBOLIC MEANING - dreams, romance,and feelings.

OGHAM NAME-EDAD. TREE NAME - POPLAR/ASPEN, SYMBOLIC MEANING - victory, transformation, vision.

OGHAM NAME- IDAD, TREE NAME - YEW, SYMBOLIC MEANING - transferance, passage, illusion.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tree Astrology



Okay, stumbled across this while looking for more info on tree divination. A subject I heard about on Gypsy Magic. I have never heard of this and found it pretty interesting. Mine was not a perfect match but pretty darn close. I noticed that a few trees have only one day. Wonder what the signficance of this is? Hope you find it as interesting as I did.

This personality profile matches your birth date to a variety of tree.

Find your birthday and then find your tree...

Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 - Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 - Beech Tree
Dec 23 to Dec 31 - Apple Tree

APPLE TREE (the Love) - of slight build, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and beloved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.

ASH TREE (the Ambition) - uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be egotistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over the heart, but takes partnership very seriously.

BEECH TREE (the Creative) - has good taste, concerned about its
looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)

BIRCH TREE (the Inspiration) - vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

CEDAR TREE (the Confidence) - of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, Likes luxury, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, likes to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

CHESTNUT TREE (the Honesty) - of unusual beauty ,does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice, vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritates easily and sensitive in company, often due to a lack of self confidence, acts sometimes superior, feels not understood loves only once, has difficulties in finding a partner.

CYPRESS TREE (the Faithfulness) - strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, content, optimistic, craves money and
acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic, and careless.

ELM TREE (the Noble-mindedness) - pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, Modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

FIG TREE (the Sensibility) - very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its Family, children and animals, a bit of a social butterfly, good sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness, of practical talent and intelligence.

FIR TREE (the Mysterious) - extraordinary taste, dignity, sophisticated, loves anything beautiful, moody, stubborn, tends to egoism but cares for those close to them, rather modest, very ambitious, talented, industrious, discontented lover, many friends, many foes, very reliable.

HAZELNUT TREE (the Extraordinary) - charming, undemanding, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody, and capricious lover, honest, and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment.

HORNBEAM TREE (the Good Taste) - of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgement in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

LIME TREE (the Doubt) - accepts what life did way, hates fighting, stress, and labor, dislikes laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous but loyal.

MAPLE TREE (Independence of Mind) - no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life wants to impress.

OAK TREE (the Brave) - robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

OLIVE TREE (the Wisdom) - loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

PINE TREE ( the Particular) - loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, everything disappointments until it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.

POPLAR TREE (the Uncertainty) - looks very decorative, not very self-confident, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

ROWAN TREE (the Sensitivity) - full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

WALNUT TREE (the Passion) - unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

WEEPING WILLOW (the Melancholy) - beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Fun and Cool Contest



Shared from Me versus College and Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom
3rd BlogFest Giveaway
Our next giveaway comes courtesy of Mrs. B. over at Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom! She's giving away one of her coveted Voodudes™! But this isn't just any Voodude™, this one is a part of Mrs. B.'s new "Spice Grrrrrls" line of mini Voodudes™. You can be the first of your friends to rock this little gal!

But she's not just cute! As their name suggests, each one of the Spice Grrrrrls is made using a specially selected herb (or, in this case, a combination of closely related herbs). This doll contains a mix of orange, grapefruit and clementine peel. As Mrs. B. put it, "Both the color orange and orange peel are said to increase feelings of joy. Orange can also be used to draw love. Clementine is used to draw and keep friendship. Grapefruit aids in purification."


So, needless to say, this is one sweet prize!


Y'all know the drill: To be entered into the drawing, be a follower and leave a comment telling me you want in. For an extra chance at winning, you can:
Be a follower of Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom
Favorite Mrs. B.'s Etsy shop
Follow Mrs. B. on Twitter
Tweet about this giveaway
Blog about this giveaway
Tell me who you'd like to use a voodoo doll on


The winner will be chosen on April 11th. Good luck!
Thrown together by Jon at 4/07/2011 08:30:00 PM

Magickal Correspondences for the Archangel Raphael



Name of Planet under rulership: Mercury.
Symbol: See above.
Planet Names in Hebrew: KVKB
Hebrew Meaning: Meaning Star (masculine).
Teaching Angel: Raphael.
Also Known As: Israfil (Islamic).
Correct Pronunciation: Raf-A-EL.
Celestial Title: Messenger of the Gods
Tradition - Angel identified in: Jewish, Islamic and Christian Traditions.
Hebrew Name: Beit.
Hebrew Letter: Beth.
Egyptian Name: Thoth.
Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel
Ruler of: The Third Heaven - Raquia.
Guardian Angel of Planet: Not identified.
Greek/Roman God of Planet: Hermes/Mercury.
Metal: Quicksilver, Aluminum.
Day: Wednesday.
Hours of Day (Wednesday) Ruled: 1st and 8th hours of the day. 3rd and 10th hours of the night.
Month Ruled: Not identified.
Cycle of Results: 7 Days
Orbit: Fast.
Fixed Stars (Gemini): Aldebaren, Rigel, Bellatrix, Capella and Polaris.
Fixed Star (Virgo): Spica.
Days to Avoid working with Archangel Raphael: None. May work with Archangel Raphael in all days.
Gems: Agate, Opal, Yellow Topaz or Serpentine.
Ritual Candle Colour: Yellow.
Planetary Colour: Yellow.
Harran / Hermetics Colour: Sky Blue and Gold.
Complimentary Colour: Blue.
Colour of the Pentacles of Mercury: Yellow.
Astral Colour's - Gemini: Red and Blue.
Astral Colour's - Virgo: Gold and Black.
Symbol: Eight Pointed Star.
Tarot Card The Magus (I) (Juggler I).
Planetary Numbers: 1, 6, 13
Talisman Size/Sides: 8.
Numbers of Mercury: 8, 64, 260, 2080 .
Musical Note: E.
Direction Ruled: Nort and East.
Degree: Not identified.
Angelic Thoughtform: Lemon Fruit.
Fruit: Lemon.
Tree: Almond, Ash, Aspen, Bottle Brush, Hazel, Larch, Mulberry, Rowan, Silver Birch and Juniper.
Flowers/Herbs: Carrot, Celery, Caraway, Cinquefoil, Dill, Fennel, Fenugreek, Fern, Lavender, Marjoram,Mandrake,
Maidenhair Fern, Lilly of the Valley, Palm and Vervain.
Insect: Non-Stinging Flies.
Animals: Monkeys, All Birds especially the Ibis.
Anatomy Governed: Left Arm. Brain & Nervous System and Respiratory System.
River Ruled: Northern and Eastern.
Guardian Angel: Benei Elohim
Numbers of Mercury:
Greek/Roman God: Hermes, Mercury.
Planetary Spirit: Taphthartharath
Planetary Intelligence:: Tiriel.
Olympic Spirit: Ophiel.
Letter Composition: Black Ink - Green Paper.
Magical Script: Any (As the Angel of Communication)
Planetary Spirit: Tiriel.
Planetary Intelligence: Not identified.
Olympic Spirit: Not identified
Demon of the Day: Taphthartharath.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Magickal Correspondences for the Archangel Michael



Name of Planet under rulership: Sun.
Planet Name in Hebrew: ShMSh.
Hebrew Meaning: From the verb to be brilliant, the word is both masculine and feminine.
Teaching Name: Michael (Latin).
Also Known As: M├«kha’el (Hebrew), Mikha'il (Greek)
Correct Pronunciation: My-KEL.
Celestial Title: The Beloved of God
Tradition - Angel identified in: Jewish, Kabbalistic, Islamic and Christian Traditions.
Hebrew Name: Shemesh.
Hebrew Letter: Resh.
Egyptian Name: Ra, Sekhmet and Re.
Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel.
Ruler of: The Fouth Heaven - Machonon.
Guardian Angel of Planet: Archangel Michael.
Greek/Roman God of Planet: Helios, Adonis/Sol, Apollo.
Metal: Gold. Brass.
Day: Sunday.
Hours of Day (Sunday) Ruled: 1st and 8th hours of the day. 3rd and 10th hours of the night.
Month Ruled: Not identified.
Cycle of Results: 7 Days.
Orbit: 12 Months.
Fixed Stars (Leo): Regulus.
Days to Avoid working with Archangel Michael: Saturday.
Gems: Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Crystal Quartz, Diamond, Ruby, Topaz or Tiger's Eye.
Candle Colour: Orange or Gold.
Ritual Candle Colour: Golden Yellow or Orange.
Planetary Colour: Gold.
Harran / Hermetics Colour Scarlet.
Complimentary Colour: Purple.
Colour of Pentacles of the Sun: Yellow.
Astral Colour's: Red, Green.
Symbol: Hexagram.
Tarot Card: Sun (XIX).
Planetary Numbers: 11, 19.
Talisman Size/Sides: 6
Numbers of the Sun: 6, 36, 111, 666
Musical Note: C
Direction Ruled: West.
Degree: Not identified.
Angelic Thoughtform: Orange Fruit.
Fruit: Orange and Pomegranate.
Tree: Acacia, Beech, Cedar and Laurel.
Flowers/Herbs: Angelica, Acacia, Bay, Buttercup,Chicory, Sunflower, Lovage, Marigold, Heliotrope, Hibiscus, Hops. , Rowan, Peony, Marigold annd Oak.
Insect: Golden Butterfly.
Animals: Lion, Wolf, Griffin and Sparrowhawk.
Anatomy Governed: Blood, Circulatory System, Eyes (Right), Heart, Upper Back, Spleen and Spinal Column.
River Ruled: Western.
Letter Composition - Leo: Yellow Paper, Purple Ink.
Magical Script: Angels Name - Rivers, Request - Theban.
Planetary Spirit: Sorath.
Planetary Intelligence: Nakhiel
Olympic Spirit: Och
Demon of the Day: Surgat alias Aquiel.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Magickal Correspondences for the Archangel Gabriel



Name of Planet under rulership: Moon.
Planet Name in Hebrew LBNH.
Hebrew Meaning: (fem) meaning white.
Teaching Angel: Gabriel.
Also Known As: Abruel, Gabrielus (Latin), Gavri'el ( Hebrew), Jibril or Jibrail ( Arabic) and Serafili.
Correct Pronunciation: gay- BREE-EL.
Celestial Title: Power of God.
Tradition - Angel identified in: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions
Hebrew Name: Levannah.
Hebrew Letter: Gimel.
Egyptian Name: Hathor.
Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel.
Ruler of: The First Heaven - Shamayim.
Guardian Angel: Ishim.
Greek/Roman God: Selene, Diana.
Metal: Silver.
Day: Monday (Moon Day).
Hours of Day (Monday ) Ruled: 1st and 8th hours of the day. 3rd and 10th hours of the night.
Month Ruled: January.
Cycle of Results: 28 Days.
Compass Direction Ruled: West
Fixed Stars (Cancer): Sirius, Castor and Pollux and Procyon.
Moons Phase Waxing: Positive
Moons Phase Waning: Negative
Days to Avoid working with Archangel Gabriel: Saturday and Tuesday.
Gems: Aquamarine, Clear Quartz, Crystal, Fluorite, Geodes, Moonstone or Pearls.
Ritual Candle Colour: White or Silver
Colour: Silver, White (Yellow).
Harran / Hermetics Colour Silver.
Complimentary Colour: Black, Blue.
Colour of Pentacles of the Moon: White, Silver.
Astral Colour's - Cancer: Green and Brown.
Symbol: Nine Pointed Star.
Tarot Card: The High Priestess (II).
Planetary Numbers: 2, 7.
Talisman Size/Sides: 3, 9.
Numbers of the Moon: 3, 9, 81, 369, 3321
Musical Note: F.
Biblical River Ruled: South.
Degree: Not identified.
Angelic Thoughtform: Pear.
Fruit: Lichee, Melon or Pear.
Tree: Almond, Bay, Coconut Palm, Hazel, Papaya and Weeping Willow.
Flowers/Herbs: All White Flowers, Adder's Tongue, Agave,
Alum Root, Hazel, Chickweed, Iris, Morning Glory, Mushroom, Passionflower, Peonies, Poppy, Purslane, White Rose, Watercress and Wallflower.
Insect: Spiders and Moths.
Animals: Crabs, Shellfish, Dog, Seagull, Owl and White Peacock.
Anatomy Governed: Chest for Men and Breast for Women. Lymphatic System.
River Ruled: Southern River.
Letter Composition - Cancer: White Paper, Blue Ink.
Magical Script: Theban.
Planetary Spirit (Demon): Hasmodai.
Spirit of Spirits: Shad Barschemoth Ha-Schartathan.
Intelligence: Malka Betarshisim.
Intelligence of the Intelligences: Ve-ad Ruachoth Ha- Schekalim .
Planetary Intelligence: Malkah he Tarshisim ve-ad Ruachoth Schechalim.
Demon of the Day: Lucifer.
Olympic Spirit: Phul.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Simple Wish Spell



Put three candles in the highest place you have at home, inside a plate with sugar all around the candles. Light the candles. Ask for three wishes to the angels RAFAEL, MICHAEL, and GABRIEL. Ask one wish for business, one wish for love, and one impossible wish. Publish this spell on the third day after you requested the wishes (by mailing it to another person, posting it to a usenet newsgroup, or announcing your thanks to the saints in a newspaper classified ad) and see what happens on the fourth day...

Note: I used sea salt instead of sugar. One did not want ants. Two and more immportantly I felt the sea salt represented, for me , purity of my intentions for my wishes and protection for them as they went out into the universe.

Note 2: I also used the following candle colours to correspond with the angels.

Gabriel: White or Silver. I used White

Michael: Orange or Gold. I used Orange

Rafael: Yellow

Monday, April 4, 2011

Simple Spell to Lift Your Spirit



This Spell is used to increase your happiness and lift up your spirit and give you a different way to look on your day .

Items you will need

Concentration

Imagination

voice

10 deep breaths

Instructions for ' Lift up your spirit'

Well it is a spell based on meditation all you have to do is to sit somewhere calm and silent

1 - Close your eyes and visualize yourself somewhere calm with green trees and cascades of water falling down

2- With your eyes closed take 10 deep breaths, while doing that concentrate on your breathing

3- after the 10 deep breaths chant this once :

''with the power of my mind , I will forget all that is bad
and call all that is good to come my way safe and sound. So Shall It Be''
Then open your eyes and feel the happiness and your positie attitude on its way to improve your day .

Spell by Kal

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wish Magick



With the exception of love-magick, wish-magick is perhaps the most popular form of white magick practiced in modern times. it is relatively easy to perform, and can be as simple as wishing on a star, breaking a wishbone, or dropping a coin into a fountain or wishing well.

Many magically minded folks firmly believe in the power of the seven-knob candle (or "wish-candle" as it is sometimes called) to make wishes come true. It is a magickal tool especially popular among practitioners of hoodoo folk magick in the southern regions of the United States.

Seven knob candles are easily obtainable in most occult supply shops and are available in a variety of colors. When used correctly, they can work powerful magick, but be careful what you wish for, as the old expression goes, because you just might get it!

To perform the following wishing spell, you will need a blue seven-knob candle, myrrh oil, and a consecrated athame. Write your wish on each of the seven knobs of the candle. Anoint the candle with the myrrh oil and say:

I consecrate and bless this candle
in the divine name of the Goddess
Let all negativity and hindrance
be cast forth hencefrom.

Pick up your athame with your right hand. Place the flat side of the blade on top of the candle and envision magickal energy as a white light flowing from your body through the athame and into the candle. When you begin to actually feel the energy flowing say;

I charge thee now
With magickal power
In the divine name of the Goddess

Charge the candle for at least five minutes, return the athame to the altar, and then light the top knob of the wish candle, Say the following incantation seven times;

Seven magick knobs of blue
Make this wish of mine come true.

As the candle burns, concentrate upon the thing you desire and visualize yourself already in possession of it. Extinguish the candle after the first knob has burned down, and repeat the entire spell for the next six nights in a row, burning only one knob of the candle each time.

by Gerina Dunwich


Update: Since I found this spell a few days ago I have been looking for a blue seven knob candle to no avail. No one I have called has them. One place I called had never heard of them coming in blue. Now I did find places on the net where you could order them but I wanted it now. So I went looking for the significance of a seven knob candle and this is what I found.

SEVEN-DAY and
SEVEN-KNOB CANDLES
Whereas Catholic religious practice presents us with the novena (nine-day) candle, in hoodoo, we see instead the seven-day candle, sometimes referred to by older practitioners as the "7-day vigil candle," due to its being burned for difficult cases or ongoing situations over the course of seven days, while one watches and waits for divinatory signs.

There are four types of 7-day candles used in hoodoo:

The candle divided by seven needles or pins:

I believe that this is the oldest form of the 7-day candle. To make one, take a regular offertory or jumbo-size candle and seven needles or pins. Poke the needles into the candle, dividing it into seven equal parts (the seventh needle or pin can go at the top or at the bottom, but no one i know ever uses SIX needles or pins to divide the candle into seven parts). Write your wish (or seven wishes) on a piece of paper. Turn the paper 90 degrees sideways and write your full name over the wish or wishes seven times, crossing and covering the previous writing with your name. Place the paper under the candle. Dress the candle with an appropriate oil. Burn it for seven nights, pinching it out (NOT blowing it out) each time a needle falls. Save the needles when they fall. When the last needle falls, stick the needles into the paper in the form of two X patterns surrounding one double-cross pattern (that has two lines crossing one upright line). Dispose of the ritual remains in an appropriate way : Bury the paper and any leftover wax under your doorstep if your intention is to draw something or someone to you. Throw the paper and wax away at a crossroads, in running water, or in a graveyard if the intention is to get rid of something or someone.



THE SEVEN KNOB CANDLE:

I have seen ads for these under the name "The Famous 7-Knob Wishing Candle" dating back at least to the 1930s; they might be older, but i do not know. They are mentioned favourably in Henri Gamache's "Master Book of Candle Burning" (written in 1942) and they are very popular in the African-American community, which seems to indicate that they are efficacious. Seven-knob candles generally come in four colours, with the usual symbolism implied (white for blessing or wishing, red for love or sex, green for money or gambling luck, black for destruction or revenge). Carve a brief wish on each knob -- either the same wish seven times or seven different wishes, one per knob. Dress the candle with an appropriate oil. Burn it for seven nights, pinching it out (NOT blowing it out) each time a knob is gone.

THE SEVEN CHARM SORTILAGE CANDLE:

This is a hand-made candle that contains seven tiny metal charms (milagros or ex-votos) inside, which are revealed one per day as you burn the candle down over the course of seven days. It is more common in Latin America than in the USA. Often the charms are religious as well as lucky, and they may include a cross, an angel, the powerful hand of God, a man's head, a woman's head, and so forth.

THE SEVEN-WISHES GLASS ENCASED CANDLE:

This style of 7-day candle only became popular from the 1970s onward. It is made with seven layers of wax in different colours, poured into a tall, narrow glass container. Burn one layer each day with appropriate prayers or wishes. It's interesting to note that this is the same size and shape of candle which the Catholics call a novena candle, although they expect it to burn for nine days. For many more examples of glass encased candles in both the Catholic and hoodoo traditions, see the sections below on glass encased religious candles and glass encased vigil candles.

So I chose to go with a blue pillar candle that I divided with the seven pins. Hope this helps all of you. Blessings

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spell to Increase Your Magickal Strength and Skill: Update



So Last night I did this invocation:

O Lady of Shimmering beauty,
For whom the stars are shining jewels
And the Universe Her creation and plaything,
Weaver of destinies
And protectress of things wild and free.
Make me now, I do ask
To be thy son.
Make me one with thee
And grant me thy far-flung power.
Grant to this, thy Witch and Sorcerer
Strength within and without
As eternal as the boundless sea;
The calm assurance of my powers
To make any do my bidding
And the winds, waters, and fires,
The hills themselves
Lend willingly themselves to me,
Give to me, who am of thy ancient Craft
The wisdom of ages, the lore of eons
Knowledge of light, knowledge of dark.
Grant me beauty ever more perfect
That I may reflect thee better.
Build magick within me,
Build power within me.

Power be drawn, and power come,
And make me one with thee
Make me greater, make me better.
Grant me strength and grant me power.

O Goddess who is my friend and mother,
I give you love and thanks
O Beautiful One.
May the magic I have summoned

Return the stronger when I have need of it.
May wisdom, strength, comeliness and compassion
Remain with me, growing ever finer.
So mote it be.

I lite some clove incense, it's my favorite. I lite 3 white candles to represent the triple aspect of the Goddess and 1 orange candle to represent power. I then called upon Hecate:

Hecate, Hecate Hecate,
Dark Mother, Dark Mother
You walk with me like no other,
Dark Mother.

I did this till it felt time to stop. Then I spoke aloud the above invocation 3 times.

I then felt compelled to say 'as these candles burn, so my magickal power as affirmed' again said this until it felt right to stop.

I have to say I felt great, lighter some how after this. Maybe even ready to take on the world. Blessings

Spell to Bring You What You Need


You need:

A candle to represent the need
A card to represent yourself
4 cards to represent your need.
Light the candle.
Lay the card that represent you on the altar and say:
"May this card represent thee"
Pick up the rest of the cards and say:
"As I place these cards at the quarters shall my need be seen"
Lay the cards at the quarters as you go say the card's name and the need. Then say:
"Fulfill my need as quick as can be
by the power of three bring the (need) to me, so mote it be"

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spell to Increase Your Magickal Strength and Skill



O Lady of Shimmering beauty,
For whom the stars are shining jewels
And the Universe Her creation and plaything,
Weaver of destinies
And protectress of things wild and free.
Make me now, I do ask
To be thy daughter.
Make me one with thee
And grant me thy far-flung power.
Grant to this, thy Witch and Sorceress
Strength within and without
As eternal as the boundless sea;
The calm assurance of my powers
To make any do my bidding
And the winds, waters, and fires,
The hills themselves
Lend willingly themselves to me,
Give to me, who am of thy ancient Craft
The wisdom of ages, the lore of eons
Knowledge of light, knowledge of dark.
Grant me beauty ever more perfect
That I may reflect thee better.
Build magick within me,
Build power within me.

Power be drawn, and power come,
And make me one with thee
Make me greater, make me better.
Grant me strength and grant me power.

O Goddess who is my friend and mother,
I give you love and thanks
O Beautiful One.
May the magic I have summoned

Return the stronger when I have need of it.
May wisdom, strength, comeliness and compassion
Remain with me, growing ever finer.
So mote it be!