Monday, February 24, 2014

Vervain

 
Common names: European Vervain, Gogerchin Otu, Herb Of The Cross, Herb-of-the-cross, Holywort, Kuma-Tuzura, Ma Pien Ts'Ao, Minecicegi, Rejil Al Hamam, Texas Vervain, Verbena, Verbena Oficinal
Habitat: Waste ground and roadsides, avoiding acid soils and shady positions.

Gender: Feminine.

Planet: Venus.

Element: Earth.

Deities: Cerridwen, Mars, Venus, Aradia, Jupiter, Thor, Juno, Nut

Magickal Uses: The Witches Herb. Love,  Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing.

Edible Uses: Flowers; Leaves; Tea. Leaves - parboiled, seasoned and then eaten. The leaves can be used as a tea substitute. The flowers can be used as a garnish.

Medicinal Uses: Analgesic; Antibacterial; Anticoagulant; Antispasmodic; Antitumor; Astringent; Bach; Birthing aid; Depurative; Diaphoretic; Diuretic; Emmenagogue; Galactogogue; Stimulant; Tonic; Vulnerary.

Empowers any magick, especially love spells. Enhances the dreaming process and is recommended for dream quests. Used to consecrate and empower any ritual tools. Protects from negative emotions and depression. Used in house and home blessings. Turns back negativity. In love spells: add to recipes to attract mates, find true love, achieve sexual fulfilment, work sexual magick, and for bringing extra bliss on the wedding night. 

The herb of poets, singers, and bards. Inspires artistry. Instills a love of learning. Best when gathered at Midsummer.
This Old World native was a favorite of the Druids, who gathered vervain when the Dog Star, Sirius, was on the rise, in the dark of the Moon. The Druids utilized vervain in divination, consecration, and ritual cleansing of sacred spaces. They made a magical drink called the Cauldron of Cerridwen (a shapeshifter) that some say included rowan berries, sea water, lesser celandine, flixweed, and vervain, which brought the drinker creative energy for bardic song and prophecy; a drink made from vervain is still said to help poets in their work. Vervain is also still used to make a drink for intiating into Druidic paths. It is fragrant and can be drunk as a tea or burned as an incense. In its connection with the Underworld, it can be added to a cup of wine drunk on Samhain to aid contact with the Beloved Dead.can be added to a cup of wine drunk on Samhain to aid contact with the Beloved Dead.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hematite

Hematite
http://www.ravensmist.com/hematitetumbledstones3#.UupH7fldUaI

Element:Fire
Planet: Mars
Deity: Mars
Chakra One: Muladhara


Hematite is composed of a mineral variety of IronOxide.  It gets its
name from the Greek word “haimatiteswhichmeans “Blood,” due to the red
color it gives off when it is ground up .  When this ground hematite
dust is mixed withwater it runs like blood.  Due to thisassociation, it
is often used to promote circulation.

Use hematite to groundyourself before beginning a magickal task, as it
has been known to have acalming effect.  Other magickal usesinclude:
absorbing negative energy, enhancing mental activity, balancingYIN/YANG
energies and emotion.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Orchid

Orchid

Gender : female
Planet : water
Powers : love
Magick use : Used in love spells

In the past Orchids sypols have included wealth, love, and beauty.Today they are seen as symbolic of rare and delicate beauty
Photo: Orchid 

Gender : female 
Planet : water 
Powers : love
Magick use : Used in love spells

In the past Orchids sypols have included wealth, love, and beauty.Today they are seen as symbolic of rare and delicate beauty


Encyclopedia Of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
http://www.ravensmist.com/Encyclopedia-of-Magical-Herbs_p_13858.html#.UtM66Z5dUaI

Encyclopedia Of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
http://www.ravensmist.com/Encyclopedia-of-Magical-Herbs_p_13858.html#.UtM66Z5dUaI
Moonstone

Chakras - Third Eye Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra
Birthstone - June
Zodiac - Cancer, Libra, Scorpio
Planet – Moon
Element – Water

Known for having a calm, soothing energy, Rainbow Moonstone is frequently used for aiding in developing and improving intuition, as well as simply soothing by bringing balance and harmony. Some also hold that it can be quite useful within wish spells and wish magick, helping to bring you that which you desire. Tumbled smooth, these rainbow moonstones display the marbled white stone with veins and patches of dark color.This is a 1 lb of tumbled, rainbow moonstone.

Monday

Monday
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Color :Silver, White,gray ,Light blue
Tree: Elder, Willow
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Gemstones: Pearl, opal, moonstone,Aquamarine,Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Geodes
Deities:Thoth,Selene,Diana, Artemis,Luna
Oil:Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Spell work / Magick : the goddess,female issues,Emotions, dreams,psychism,Domestic Issues,childbearing,wisdom

Monday, December 2, 2013

Astarte

Astarte is the Greek name of the Mesopotamian (i.e. Assyrian, Akkadian, Babylonian) Semitic goddess Ishtar known throughout the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean from the early Bronze Age to Classical times. It is one of a number of names associated with the chief goddess or female divinity of those peoples. She is found in Ugaritic as "Attart" or "Athtart"; in Phoenician as  "Ashtart"; in Hebrew as "Ashtoret", singular, or Ashtarot, plural; and appears originally in Akkadian as  the grammatically masculine name of the goddess Ishtar; the form Astartu is used to describe her age.The name appears also in Etruscan as  Uni-Astre,  Ishtar or Ashtart.
Astarte is associated with:
Fertility
Moon
Sexual Love/Beauty
Subconscious/Dreams
War
Animals: Lions, Horse, Dove
Planet: Venus
Symbols: Sphinx, Star within a circle, Chariot
Herb: Gum Arabic (AKA Acacia)
"the force of life, experienced as benevolent and enduring, found in flocks of cattle and groves of trees, evoked in childbirth and in planting time."

Armadillo Totem



Armadillo
Boundaries, Protection, Empathy
 The armadillo will roll itself into a ball in order to defend itself, It becomes completely armoured against attack. This teaches us how to consciously define our own emotional and physical boundaries.If circumstances dictate a defensive stance, the armadillo encourages us to take this position to protect our inner selves.
You can make yourself an energy body shield using Armadillo medicine. Draw a circle on a piece of paper and view it as a medicine shield. In the circle write down all the things that you want to have, experience, and those things that bring you joy. This shield reflects who you are and what you will be on an unconscious level. When you Armadillo comes into your life, it is time to define your space. You may have difficulty saying 'no' and are being taken for granted. You must learn to guard your personal space and allow entry only when you want.
Armadillos love to dig and burrow with their sharp, little claws. This speaks to us symbolically about searching, discovering, and getting to the "root" of the matter. If the armadillo makes an appearance, perhaps it's time to do some research on a project you've been working. Or, maybe it's time to dig under the surface of some questions that have been nagging you. Whether it's launching your own investigation or doing some digging in your family genealogy, the armadillo can help.
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