For the past eighteen years I’ve been a professional wandmaker, so it may not come as a surprise that I would consider a wand to be a witch’s most versatile magical tool. The wand represents and embodies the alchemicalelement of Fire, which is the element of the will or intention. What does that mean? We often hear people talk about having “passion” and “drive.” You might remember Joseph Campbell’s famous phrase, “Follow Your Bliss.” That means to know what you want and what you need at the deepest level of your being, and then to have the faith in yourself and the Cosmos to follow the path towards that goal.
Yet, your “bliss” is more than a feeling; it is like a special spirit, a guide that will lead you and protect you, and which you can…
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Thanks. Justice is card 11 in most tarot. At times it interchanges with card 8, the card for Strength.
A Call to Confession for the Sin of Idolatry
Rev. Andrea Roske-Metcalfe, Associate Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley, MN
Long afterward, Oedipus, old and blinded, walked the roads. He smelled a familiar smell. It was the Sphinx. Oedipus said, “I want to ask one question. Why didn’t I recognize my mother?”
“You gave the wrong answer,” said the Sphinx.
“But that was what made everything possible,” said Oedipus.
“No,” she said. “When I asked, What walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening, you answered, Man. You didn’t say anything about woman.”
“When you say Man,” said Oedipus, “you include women too. Everyone knows that.”
She said, “That’s what you think.”[i]
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Zincite – Synthesis, Personal Power, Group Efforts
It can bring together seemingly disparate or chaotic energies and synthesize them to work together well.
Zincite can also synthesize groups of people or things, bringing together like-minded people and promoting their efforts as a group.
Zincite’s is used as a powerful tool to remove energy blockages.
Zincite is used in crystal healing lore to treat chronic fatigue, AIDS and other auto-immune problems, bronchitis, and candida, as well as prevention of epileptic seizure. It is also used in radionics as a booster for distance healing.
Thank you. Rocks are my favorite. Inspires me to share more of my own learning.
Azurite – “Stone of Heaven”, Psychic,
Azurite is called the “stone of heaven.” It aids in developing psychic awareness, psychic skills and abilities, enhances intuition, and is said to guide you to be accurate in depicting psychic experiences. It is also an excellent stone for meditation, allowing you to enter a meditative state easily.
Physically, azurite is professed by folklore and crystal healers to be helpful for healing in general, cancer prevention, liver issues, arthritis, joint problems, depression, sinuses, skin problems.
This is great. Right on time. Thanks.
Firmament and fire
Is the nature of desire
For my love of man
And the joys he inspires.
Words burn as they yearn
To speak of passion and trust;
A message of gifting
Be heard above all
With actions of care.
They smolder as embers,
With contentedness flare.
For the heart of this woman
Is like rock against bone,
A flint made for sparking
By one man alone.
You will need for your Wishing Spell: A piece of yellow ribbon, a small piece of paper, concentration, a living tree, a pen choose the color based on your wish, money=green, joy =red, love =red, friends =pink etc. Now take your time and concentrate on your wish when you have it firmly in your mind. Write it on your piece of paper, the piece of paper needs to be small enough to roll into a scroll and tie with the ribbon.
When you have finished writing your wish, take it outside and tie it to the tree. As you tie the ribbon to the tree chant:
This simple wish is mine to cast
I speak this spell to make it last
I tie it to this tree
Now I ask that wind and rain set it free
That my wish may come to me
So mote it…
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Thank you . Fascinating!
Svalbard is “Treaty Country”, and governed by Norway. You need a passport as you are leaving the Schengen when you go there.
I used to live in the northernmost town in the world. Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Living at 78 degrees north, means that you have to deal with midnight sun for 4 months, and the total absence of sunlight for 2 months, called Polar Night, when the sun is 6 degrees or more below the horizon all the time. I did not mind the dark season at all – I actually enjoyed it. But – of course it was nice when the light started to return, first in the form of a short period every day with this intense blue light, and later with actual daylight.
Sun diagram of Longyearbyen – showing the seasons of the sun. Until I find the English version, the Noregian one just has to do.
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