~ Spiritual Bath Video ~

I have had several requests from individuals who have seen my comments in groups about ways of making spiritual baths and using them NOT only on themselves and family members but in cleansing a house via floor washes and adding it to spray bottles to use in wiping down furniture, spraying on carpets, in cabinets, adding to your laundry and just about every other place you can think of. OF COURSE questions are always welcome and below is the link to my video:

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~ Things Are Not As They Appear ~

So the image in this post is the Saint Lazarus that my father always had with him for most of his life and as it turned out….it’s a cursed object. I know many of you are thinking “How can that be? It’s a statue of a saint!” And the real kicker is that is was his own mother that had the item cursed so that my parents would always have troubles (especially in the financial department) and would cause the marriage to fall apart and the whole nine yards.

Well my parents never got a divorce and stuck with each other for 46 years until his passing in March of this year and while there were sprinklings of financial tightness here and there we still had clothes on our backs, food in our stomachs, a roof over our heads, a car to go on family trips and to work.

When he passed my mother who was born with gifts too a good hard look at this image and saw the swirling black mass that was contained within the image and so it was set in the burn barrel and up in flames it went and now we will cleanse and purify the house with blood and holy blessed ashes to seal it up so that nothing else can ever enter the home again.

SO PLEASE be leary of items that are gifted to you because you never know the true intentions behind the gifting, irregardless of the image, item or individual that offers it up. His statue was used because it was something he had a strong belief in even though my Dad had family members that practiced Santeria and Palo Mayombe and he himself was into the occult but having been raised Catholic he still held a place in his heart for Saint Lazarus.

This also serves as a lesson that not everyone EVEN YOUR OWN FAMILY wants what is best for you so if you are ever offered a statue or anything and you get a weird vibe about it trust your gut and best chuck it out of sight of the giver.

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~ April Magick ~

Spring Goddess

Activities and Rituals:  purification magick, road opening magick, cleansing rituals.
Animals:  fox, cow, bull

Birds: Black-capped Chickadee

Colors: red and gold

Deities: Bast, Ceres, Hathor, Kali, Venus
Demon: Belphegor
Flowers:  daisy and sweetpea

Foods:  bread, cakes, muffins, dairy products, seeds, poultry, pork, lamb.

Herbs: allspice, fennel, frankincense, musk, pine

Incense: allspice, frankincense

Moon Magick: Hare Moon

Saint Magick: St. Expedite, St. George

Scents: bay, patchouli, pine

Stones: crystalline kyanite, diamond, emerald

Trees:  Alder and Willow

Zodiac Signs:  Aries and Taurus
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~ Ostara – Spring Equinox ~

Ostara

Vernal or Spring Equinox, the Rites of Spring, Lady Day, Alban Eiber and Bacchanalia.  The Spring Equinox occurs between March 19th and 22 in the Northern Hemisphere and between September 19 and the 22 in the Southern Hemisphere. Ostara marks the day when night and day are equal and balanced.
Altar decorations: Colored eggs, seeds, earth, flowers and herbs appropriate
Animal: Hares, Lambs, Rabbits, Snakes
Colors: All pastels, yellow, pink, green, blue
Drinks: wines, dandelion, lindon teas, hyssop
Flowers And Herbs: all spring flowers. irish moss, crocus flowers, daffodils, Easter lilies, honeysuckle, iris, jasmine, roses, strawberry, tansy and violets. Acorn, Celandine, Cinquefoil, Dandelion, Dogwood, Honeysuckle, Iris, Jasmine, Rose, Tansy, Violet
Foods: Eggs, honey, bread, seeds, sprouts and green leafy vegetables
Incense: Jasmine, african violet, rose, sage, strawberry, violet flowers, orange peel, rose petals, lotus, magnolia, ginger
Oils: Magnolia, ginger, lotus
Spells: Healing, purification, psychic awareness, fertility and Air Magic
Stones: Amethyst,  aquamarine, jasper, moonstone and rose quartz.
Traditions:  Decorating Eggs,  getting rid of old and unwanted items that are no longer used, planning and preparing land for herbal, floral and vegetable gardens.
 
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~ March Magick ~

Activities and Rituals: consecration of tools, earth blessings, grounding work, planting/sowing, rejuvenation spells, spring cleaning
Animals: caterpillars, chicks, hares, ladybugs, lambs, rabbits
Birds: swallows
Colors: dark green, light pastel colors
Deities: Artemis, Astarte, Hecate, Isis, The Morrigan
Demon: Satan
Flowers: crocus, daffodil, honeysuckle, iris, lily
Foods: eggs, fish, honey, leafy vegetables, sweet foods,
Herbs: calamus, catnip, celandine, cinquefoil, jasmine, rose, sage, star anise, tansy, violet
Incense: honeysuckle, jasmine, lavender, lotus, magnolia, rose, violet
Moon Magick: Seed Moon
Saint Magick: St. Joseph, St. Felix, St. Patrick, St. Benedict
Scents: apple blossom, honeysuckle
Stones: amethyst, aquamarine, bloodstone, moonstone, pink fluorite
Symbols & Decorations: Colored Eggs, Baskets, Pots of Gold, flowers
Trees: adler, dogwood
Zodiac Signs: Pisces and Aries

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~ February Magick ~

Shadows Of Light
 
 
 

Activities and Rituals:  candle magick, initiation, hearth/home blessings, fertility magick, healing magick, cleansing rituals.

Animals:  burrowing animals, ewes, deer, goats, lambs, otters

Birds: Robin, Eagles

Colors:  white, yellow, pink, light green, light blue, violet.

Deities:  Brigit, Demeter, Diana, Juno, Kuan Yin and Persephone.

Demon: Leviathan

Flowers:  primrose and  flowers that are yellow/white/or blue.

Foods:  bread, cakes, muffins, dairy products, seeds, poultry, pork, lamb.

Herbs: honeysuckle, oak moss, jasmine,nutmeg, pine.

Incense: jasmine, myrrh, neroli

Moon Magick: Chaste Moon

Saint Magick: St. Blase, St. Jane Valois , St. Agatha, St. Valentine, Our Lady of Lourdes

Scents: wisteria, heliotrope.

Stones:  nebula stone, amethyst, ammolite, angelite.

Symbols & Decorations: Candles, Corn Dollies, Brigit’s Cross.

Trees:  rowan, laurel, cedar.

Zodiac Signs:  Aquarius and Pisces

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~ Imbolc – Candlemas – Lupercalia ~

 
 

Candlemas (Imbolc, Imbolg and Oimelc) is a Major Sabbat that is a celebration to mark the return of the sun and the end of winter. We celebrate the waxing sun and the beginning of Spring. Candlemas is a celebration of hope, the light returns and Spring is just around the corner.

Altar Decorations: Candles, Corn Dollies, Grain Dolly, Sun Cross

Animals: Wolf, Snake, Swan, Vulture, Robin, Burrowing Animals, Sheep, Lamb, and Deer

Birds: Cockerals, Cranes, Crows, Ducks, Eagles, Goose, Owls, Ravens, Swans and Wrens

Colors:  White, red, pink, yellow, blue

Deities: Aradia, Arachne, Arianrhod, Athena, Brighid, Blaize, Branwen, Cupid/Eros, Diancecht, Dumuzi, Februa, Februus, Gaea, Inanna, Lucina, Vesta

Foods: Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, Poppyseed Cakes, muffins, scones, and breads, all dairy products, Peppers, Onions, Garlic, and Raisins.

Herbs: Angelica, basil, bay Laurel, blackberry, celandine, coltsfoot, heather, iris, myrrh, tansy, violets, and all white or yellow flowers.

Incense: Basil, myrrh, frankincense, wisteria, jasmine, camphor, cinnamon, and lotus.

Oils: Jasmine, Apricot, Carnation, Sweet Pea, Neroli and Olive

Stones: Amethyst, bloodstone, garnet, onyx, ruby, turquoise

Trees: Rowan

Zodiacs: Aquarius and Pisces

Imbolc Traditions and Symbols
Brigid Corn Dolly – a very old custom involved making a “Brigid” corn dolly that can be placed in a “Bride’s bed” to bring fertility and good fortune to the home.  If you made a “Corn Mother” at Lammas, you may simply re-use it.  Dress the Corn Mother as a bride in colors of white, red and or gold, and your Harvest Crone transforms herself into the Brigit Spring Bride. Place the Bride in a “Brigit’s bed” along with a priapic wand to symbolize fertility.  A priapic wand is a be-ribbonned fruit wood wand with a pine cone on the end which symbolizes the God.

Brigid’s Bed – to show your hospitality and to encourage the Goddess to spend the  night at your home, create a “Brigid’s Bed” near the hearth fire.  By inviting Brigid to stay overnight in your home you’re symbolically asking that her powers of fertility, blessing and healing be with your family all year long.  A Brigid’s bed can be a pretty wooden or cardboard box, a wicker basket or anything large enough to hold your Brigid corn dolly.  Be sure to decorate it with ribbons, flowers, herbs etc. and place a comfy blanket on the bottom of the bed. Don’t forget to place the priapic wand in the bed so that the Goddess will not be lonely.

Hearthfire  – the hearthfire is sacred to Brigid and is her altar in every home.  At Candlemas in the depth of winter the fire was more important than ever.  It was not allowed to go out and in the evening the fire was smoored ( covered with ash to preserve the hot coals) by the lady of the house

Brigid’s Crosses – are a form of woven straw or rushes symbolizing the Sun and used as talismans to bring fertility, prosperity and protection to the home.  They would be created at Candlemas and hung on the door, near the hearth, under the eaves or in the barn to bring luck and protection.

Burning the Yule Greens– the evergreens for Yuletide decoration are gathered and burned by Candlemas.  It is a symbolic way to let go of the old year and make way for the new.

Springs and Wells – toss coins in wells springs, fountains or any running water as an offering the the Goddess Brigid


 

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~ January Magick ~

Bitter Chill

Activities and Rituals: banishing negativity, new beginnings, protection, weather divination, wish magic, works to help you achieve your goals.

Birds: Eagle, Pheasant, Egret

Colors: black, white, red and violet

Deities: Antu, Chang-O, Freya, Hera, Inanna, Janus, Juno, Jupiter, Pax, Sarasvati, Zeus

Demon: Belial

Flowers: carnation, snowdrop.

Herbs: patchouli, lavender, pine, mimosa, peppermint

Incense: Lavender, Patchouli

Moon Magick: Wolf Moon

Saint Magick: Our Lady of Guadelupe, Saint Sebastian, Our Lady of Grace, Saint Agnes, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint John Bosco

Scents: musk, mimosa

Stones:  amber, garnet, hematite, jet and onyx

Trees: Birch.

Zodiac Signs: Capricorn and Aquarius

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~ Working With Candles ~

I made a video yesterday about working with candles with the focus being how certain things will effect the way the candle burns and how it is best to cancel out the mundane before automatically jumping into otherworldly explanations as I have seen it so many times in groups whenever a questions gets posted about results of a candle burning.

It is NOT my intent in the video to take away from anyone that the signs of a candle might be an otherworldly response but not everything that happens is metaphysically based either but a simple and rational explanation.

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