Magickal Month- January 2019

January is kind of a mixed bag, depending on your mindset. For some, the holidays are over, and the long winter stretches ahead of us, bleak and depressing. But for some, this is a month of new possibilities, taking control of our lives after the chaos of the holiday season, and a time to rest,…

Greek ‘smudging’ substitute

So I’ve been thinking a lot about cultural appropriation lately.  I never used to really worry about using sage or palo santo, feeling like I was OK as long as I honored the First Nations tradition of smudging but without trying to claim it as my own.  However, if I’ve learned anything in my practice,…

Smudge spray recipe!

So as part of my Project: Persephone365 doings this month, I’ve started purifying myself every night before bed.  I start by calling back all the energy that I sent out, and giving all the energy that was sent to me back to the people who sent it with love and light.  (Or sending any negativity…

Magickal Month- May

May was named after the Greek Maia, mother of Hermes, and oldest of the Pleiades. In Greece, she was primarily known as a mother archetype, but in the Roman version, she became connected with several other goddesses, including Bona Dea (Good Goddess), Terra (earth), Fauna (prophetic goddess of the woodlands), Magna Mater (Cybele), Ops (an…

Magickal Month- April

There is some debate on the origin of the word April to describe the fourth month of the Julian calendar. There is evidence that supports the etymological connection to the word ‘aperire’ (meaning to open- as in opening the Spring season), and also a connection to Aphrilis (derived from Aphrodite, as her major festivals took…

Magickal Month- December

The name of December came about from the Latin ‘decem’, meaning 10. It was originally the 10th month of the year in the old Latin calendar, but was made the 12th month when January and February were added. We’ve been confused ever since. December is a tricky month. For those who love the holidays, it’s…

Stones and Oils for Joy and Happiness

Happiness has been a little difficult to come by these days.  There’s so much violence in the world, whether it’s something as far-away and nebulous as foreign wars we don’t quite understand, or closer to home.  The events of Charlotteville, Va highlighted a depth and intensity of hate that a lot of us were barely…

Amie Ravenson 100th Video Giveaway- livestream

Watch the hilarity of Bear and I trying to figure out live streaming on YouTube.  :0) I also forgot to mention that there will be a coupon code for a tarot reading, though since our winner is local, I may just give that in person.  🙂

Bewitching Your Day 29- Hibiscus

Notes: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham Incense Magick by Carl F. Neal Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes Hibiscus on Wikipedia

Bewitching Your Day 16- Oak

    More Information: Oak on Wikipedia List of Quercus species on Wikipedia Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Wylundt Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara G. Walker The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean

Bewitching Your Day 11- Sage (triple Goddess herbs 3/3)

  More information: Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Wylundt The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker

Bewitching Your Day 10- Rosemary (triple Goddess herbs 2/3)

  More information: Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Wylundt The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker

Bewitching Your Day 9- Thyme (triple Goddess herbs 1/3)

  More information: Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Wylundt The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker

Bewitching Your Day 4- Honeysuckle

More Information: Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent  by Scott Cunningham Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Steven R. Smith http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/herborium/honeysuckle.asp

Poem- Ring of Protection Spell

Ring of Protection Spell A ring of protection, I cast around. All ill will is hereby bound. Keep away from me, negativity goodbye. I no longer accept drama or lies In my inner circle, my sacred space. Rosemary and holly, salt to taste. Tourmaline and hematite, protective stones. My boundary is set, by my blood…

Poem- Abundance Spell

Abundance Spell Abundance and wealth, I call to me Financial improvement for to see. An it harm none, that’s the trick As I light this candle’s wick. As it burns down, money arrives To help the quality of our lives. Powers of cinnamon, nutmeg, and stone Help me now to set the tone. As long…

Pagan Blog Project Week 32- Protection Stones and Herbs

So, I felt bad because I really wanted to do one week on protection and one week on purification for the Pagan Blog Project.   I would still like to do the same sort of post for purification, but that will be outside the scope of the Pagan Blog Project, as we’re moving on to Q…

Pagan Blog Project Week 29- Oudh

Oudh, also known as agarwood or aloeswood, is a rare and wonderful aromatic wood used in incense making. It originated in Assam, and then spread throughout Asia. The precious resin is created when the heart wood of the evergreen tree is infected with a very specific mold. Because of the very specific conditions in which…

Pagan Blog Project Week 28- Nag Champa

I like incense. I like incense a LOT. One of my favorite memories is my 13th birthday. It’s one that my father didn’t forget, which was miraculous. I had decided that I wanted nothing more in the world than a deck of tarot cards. I don’t even know how I knew about tarot cards at…

Pagan Blog Project Week 24- Lust

Where has this been all this time?  Oh right, it’s been located at http://paganblogproject.com/.  For quite a while, actually.  I just didn’t know to look for it. Pagan Blog Project is a weekly blog prompt, where you write on the topic (right now, it’s a new letter every week), and you share it on your blog…