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Today Circle Sanctuary is celebrating the anniversary of the Veteran Pentacle Quest!
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Wiccan Ways make unique and symbolic jewelry to celebrate any occasion. Most of her current creations center around the Sabbats but she loves a challenge.
May 1st, Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception.
On May Eve the sexuality of life and the earth is at its peak.Abundant fertility, on all levels, is the central theme. The Maiden goddess has reached her fullness. She is the manifestation of growth and renewal, Flora,the Goddess of Spring, the May Queen, the May Bride. The Young Oak King, as Jack-In-The-Green, as the Green Man, falls in love with her and wins her hand.The union is consummated and the May Queen becomes pregnant. Together the May Queen and the May King are symbols of the Sacred Marriage (or Heiros Gamos),the union of Earth and Sky, and this union has merrily been re-enacted by humans throughout the centuries. For this is the night of the Greenwood Marriage. It is about sexuality and sensuality, passion, vitality and joy. And about conception. A brilliant moment in the Wheel of the Year to bring ideas,hopes and dreams into action.
This 4 tier Beltane celebration boho style charm bracelet holds 13 charms spread along two cord, one leather and one silver plated chain tier. The charms are as follows and include two clip on silver plated spiral cages - one holding a bloodstone bead and the other a Rose quartz bead. These can be removed and used to decorate other accessories.
Athame– Tool used in rituals and spellcasting, also a symbol of the God
Chalice– Tool used in rituals and spellcasting, also a symbol of the Goddess
Greensummer leaf – A symbol of growth and the summer months
Goddess figure – The Goddess in all of us, her divine physical form
Jackin the Green – Greenman
Flora– A manifestation of the Goddess
Bumblebee – The most revered and necessary of all our Beltane time mythical creatures
Longevity– A long life
Rosetone horn – Symbol of the God
Sunfire – Bel’s fire
Circle of life with wheel of the year
The extra tier chain available is also silver plated and holds five additional Beltane charms. They are;
Archers glove - Archery was traditionally a favoured pastime at Beltane.
Sword - Sword dancing was a fun tradition at this time of year.
Cattle bones - Herding cattle to the high ground
plate and cutlery - Feasting was among the best activities
Musical note with diamante detail - Singing and music are as always big parts of every celebration, Beltane is no exception. This is an extra £6.00 and if you want it please let me know prior to paying so I can amend your invoice.
RoseQuartz & Bloodstone properties & uses below
Have a Blessed Beltane, whatever your walk. X
Bloodstone; It clarifies vague thoughts and dispels perplexity providing several benefits.
Bloodstones are also known as stones of courage. It improves physicalstrength, enhances self-esteem and self-appreciation, and calms anxiousness. It promotes love for family and enhances wealth by improving the business and its legal matters.
The bloodstone also fights evil and prevents jealousy. It boosts your spirit and adds longevity. It eases a broken heart and brings good fortune.Whenever the stone becomes blood red in color, this signals the wearer about any upcoming danger. And up to this day, powdered bloodstone is used as aphrodisiac and traditional medicines in India.
Bloodstone also enhances creativity and intuition. Bloodstone drives away the negative environmental energy, which helps in the overcoming of influences like electromagnetic or geopathic stress. It revitalizes and induces dreaming. It gives you courage and helps you avoid harmful situations. This also promotes idealism and selflessness. . Thissoothes and revitalizes the mind, enhances decision making, and eliminatesconfusion. Bloodstone minimizes aggressiveness, impatience and irritability.
Bloodstone provides physical aid in treating anemia, blood disorders andenhancing blood flow. It strengthens the immune system and detoxifies. It eases menstrual and menopausal symptoms. And it strengthens the heart, liver,kidneys, intestines, and bone marrow. It minimizes pus formation, neutralizes toxins in the body, and invigorates the lymphatic system, which leads to the healing of infections and inflammations. However, stone therapy should never replace medical treatments. It is there to enhance a person’s health and well-being.
Rose Quartz - This stone of unconditional love that opens the heart to allforms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. The high energy of quartz gives rose quartz the property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. Bringing love in to life and daily situations not only brings inner warmth, but it also lowers stress and soothes those around it.Rose quartz is a very happy and loving stone.
In the psychic and spiritual realms, rose quartz is often used to attract love, for love spells and charms. It is also used to ease the process of transition in dying to make the transition gentle and surrounded by the unconditional love of the Divine. Rose quartz can also be helpful for dream recall and dream work.
Rose quartz is used to raise self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth.Its loving energies teach us to apply this love to ourselves and thereby find ourselves more worthy.
Emotionally, rose quartz is used to balance emotions and bring peace and calm. This calm emotional balance brings stress relief and easing of anxiety. All these things carry energies of forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion to the fore, enabling us to see the good in both ourselves and others.
Rose quartz is used in crystal healing to heal and release emotional wounds and traumas, even original childhood or sexual traumas. Fear,resentments, and anger can be removed. Trauma from abuse, neglect, and lack of love can be ameliorated, by bringing in Divine unconditional love and enhancing our inner awareness of such. This also brings ease of overwhelming or unreasonable guilt, bringing healing from this which we impose on ourselves.
Rose quartz is a lovely family stone. With its energies of peace and love,it can ease reconciliation with family or others. This can be useful in any group situation, transforming difficulty to cooperation.
Physically rose quartz is used in crystal healing to benefit the heart, the circulatory system, fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, acne, throat problems, depression, addictions, earaches, slowing signs of aging, reducing wrinkles, spleen problems, fibromyalgia, and reaching one's ideal weight or weight loss. Rose quartz isused for lung problems and others in the heart chakra area. Rose quartz is also helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth. It is also sometimes said that rose quartz is helpful for supporting brain functions and increasing intellect.
Beltane Boho Bracelet £20.00
April 1st - April Fool's Day -Pagan "The Father of April's Fool,"
April 3rd - Address to the dead from the Egyptian Book of the Dead
Thou hast carried thy hands into the house of eternity, thou art made perfect in gold, thou dost shine brightly in sun metal, and thy fingers shine in the dwelling of Osiris, in the sanctuary of Horus himself.
April 5th - Trial of Alice Samuel, her husband, and daughter, who were accused of bewitching the wife if Sir Henry Cromwell and several village children, 1593
April 10th - Birthday of Rev. Montague Summers, orthodox scholar and author of A History of Witchcraft and Demonology, 1880; despite living in relatively modern timws, Summers believed that Witchcraft (defined by the Inquisition, not Wicca) was real and admired the work of the authors of the Malleus Maleficarum.
April 11th - Burning of Major Weir, Scottish "sorcerer" who confessed of his own accord, 1670; some historians believe that the Major became delusional or senile because up until his confession he had an excellent reputation and was a pillar of society.
April 13th - First confession of witchcraft by Isobel Gowdie, whose case is considered unusual because no torture was used to extract her confession, Scotland, 1662.
April 14th - Adoption of the Principles of Wiccan Belief at "Witch Meet" in St Paul, Minnesota, 1974
April 15th Full Moon - Burn a blend of frankincense and rosemary to release the spirit of the newly departed.
April 15th - Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins.
April 17 - Aleister Crowley breaks into and takes over the Golden Dawn temple, providing the catalyst for the demise of the orginal Golden Daawn, 1900.
April 19 - Conviction of Witches at second of four famous trials at Chelmsford, England, 1579
April 22 - Earth Day; the first Earth Day was in 1970
April 23 The Wiccan pentacle is officially added to the Veterans Administration's list of approved emblems for memorials, markers, and gravestones, 2007.
April 23rd - Edward III of England begins the Order of the Garter, which Margaret Murry later links to Witchcraft, 1350.
The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry and the most prestigious honour (after theVictoria Cross and George Cross) in England and of the United Kingdom, and is dedicated to the image and arms of St. George as England's patron saint.
It is awarded at the Sovereign's pleasure as her personal gift, on recipients from the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms. Membership of the order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g. members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs).
The order's emblem, depicted on insignia, is a garter with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense (Middle French: "shame on him who thinks evil of it") in gold lettering. Members of the order wear such a garter on ceremonial occasions.
New appointments to the Order of the Garter are always announced on St George's Day, 23 April, as Saint George is the patron saint of England.
April 29th - New Moon in ritual space work magic to empower new projects - plant young trees, explore opportunities.
April 30th - Walpurgis Night; traditionally the German Witches gather on the Blocksberg, a mountain in northeastern Germany.
Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) is a traditional spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in large parts of Central and Northern Europe. It is often celebrated with dancing and bonfires. It is exactly six months from All Hallows' Eve.
The eve of May Day, traditionally celebrated with dancing, came to be known as Walpurgisnacht ("Walpurga's night").
The 17th century German tradition of a meeting of sorcerers and witches on May Day is influenced by the descriptions of Witches' Sabbaths in 15th and 16th century literature
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In the beginning by the light of the Full Moon Frankie connects with Candice's energy through dream time and witnesses her involvement in a terrifying act of violence. After receiving information from Sandra that their childhood friend is missing they pack their bags and then head to the inner city to find her.
Frankie, afraid for her own safety has a chance encounter with a local named Calvin who is plugged into what's happening. Using his workable ideas as well as Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting, they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.
People often think clairvoyants are special beings endowed with fabulous powers. And the fact is, clairvoyants really are people who have psychic gifts. But they’re also made out of flesh and blood, which gives rise to their distinctive characteristic of developing certain abilities aside from their gift of clairvoyance. In my (Tara) case: sensitivity, intuition, joy and hope.
Although clairvoyants and other people capable of predicting the future do possess a special gift, they are also human beings, with material cares, who also happen to be extremely sensitive, much more than average. That enables them to ‘‘feel things’’ ahead of time.
But psychics live in the same world as you, and need to pay their rent, their bills, and buy food. Despite their powers, if you passed a psychic on the street, you probably wouldn't even notice them.
To be able to practice divination effectively, having an extra-sensorial gift isn't enough. You also need to develop the human qualities that enable you to express your psychic, extra-sensorial abilities. You should also know that there are different types of clairvoyance and prediction.
To put it briefly, I would say that some psychics devote themselves to Good, and others to Evil. But basically all psychics, both positive and negative, possess the same parapsychic gifts, and use the same supports:
• crystal balls
• the Tarot (usually the Tarot of Marseille)
• palm reading
• tea leaves, coffee grounds…
Or no support at all, like me (Tara).
I rely mainly on my direct connection with the astral world and its vibrations to formulate my predictions. I sometimes study a person’s astrological chart, because astrology is an extraordinary tool to help make some predictions even more accurate.
You need to develop human qualities of the Heart
When a psychic’s intentions are benevolent, they rely on the luminous qualities of human nature to help others find happiness. As far as I’m concerned, I rely on four main forces:
• my sensitivity
• my intuition
• my joy
• and my hope.
My sensitivity and my intuition enable our vibratory connection
My sensitivity enables me to “connect” to anyone who asks for my help. However, I never enter anyone’s mind without being asked first.
The fact that someone solicits my help acts like a key that gives me access to their past, present and future.
I can see a person’s life unfolding before my eyes from beginning to end. Better still, I can feel their emotions.
My intuition enables me to see what’s wrong in a person’s life, and to know, even before they ask me, why they are soliciting my help.
Joy dissolves negative vibrations
Joy creates positive vibrations and disperses negative energy, no matter how strong it is. That’s why I encourage you to be joyful and love life as much as possible.
These qualities will help you overcome all obstacles. If you can live your life with maximum enthusiasm, you’ll be able to resolve your problems much more easily.
The fourth quality I developed, along with my sensitivity, intuition and joy, is hope, which is essential for happiness and success.
You always need to be hopeful. As the saying goes, ‘‘Hope keeps you alive.’’ If, deep down, you’re hoping for a better life, you’ll never give up trying to attain it.
Hope is firmly anchored in me because, among all the different paths available to the people who consult me, there’s always one that leads to a happy outcome, if they know how to seize it.
In addition to all these qualities, putting your whole heart into whatever you do will open wide the doors to a fabulous life for you.
This week on a sunny afternoon my friend Jen and I had a late lunch at The Black Horse Pub. Afterwards we decided to take a walk downtown. We went into a fabulous used book store. I instinctively headed toward the New Age section, and saw A Book of Shadows For The New Generation - Solitary Witch by Silver Ravenwolf.
The Solitary Witch is a big book! I picked up the book, open to a page and read carefully. Word for word - line by line to determine if the information was right for me.
The book was, as you might guess, quite interesting. Something said, "Buy the book." I'm glad I did!
I would advise witches to read, The Book of Shadows For The New Generation -Solitary Witch. An instructional method can help you to become a better person. Whatever your interest - shadows of religion & mystery, spells, charms, formularies, rituals, and all manners of enchantments Silver Raven Wolf's method is one of the best.
Preface - The Essence of Witchcraft - Silver Ravenwolf
The essence of Witchcraft is transformation. The idea is to take the "you" currently present and accounted for and change your essence into something better, greater, stronger, and incredibly dynamic. Being a Witch means to want to work everyday to be a better person. When you change yourself, then the world around you cannot help but change. There's no getting around it. All this changing can be hard work-and there are certain aspects of the path that require time, effort, and energy. Although many of the things you truly want can be achieved in a short time with the techniques presented in this book, there are other issues in your life that will require patience, effort, and practice to reach your ultimate goals. Thats okay. if you didn't have to work at some things, then the study wouldn't seem worthwhile. To be a Witch, you must be brave enough to face everything inside of you, and have the courage to change the things you do not like. Being a Witch has nothing to do with spells, rituals, and unusual clothing - they are the fun stuff. To be a Witch is to desire personal transformation.
Reading a passage from "Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation" By Silver Ravenwolf. Hope everything's going great with my beautiful subscribers!
Book DescriptionPublication Date: Feb. 8 2003
The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation This book has everything a teen Witch could want and need between two covers: a magickal cookbook, encyclopedia, dictionary, and grimoire. It relates specifically to today's young adults and their concerns, yet is grounded in the magickal work of centuries past. Information is arranged alphabetically and divided into five distinct categories: (1) Shadows of Religion and Mystery, (2) Shadows of Objects, (3) Shadows of Expertise and Proficiency, (4) Shadows of Magick and Enchantment, and (5) Shadows of Daily Life. It is organized so readers can skip over the parts they already know, or read each section in alphabetical order. Selling Features By the author of the best-selling Teen Witch and mother of four teen Witches A jam-packed learning and resource guide for serious young Witches
All categories are discussed in modern terms and their associated historical roots Includes endnotes and footnotes that cite sources or add clarification A training companion to Teen Witch and To Ride a Silver Broomstick
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, the new series that will serve as a successor to the legendary 1980 series hosted by Carl Sagan.
From Executive Producer/Writer Ann Druyan and Executive Producer (and Family Guy creator) Seth MacFarlane, COSMOS hosted by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
A MUST SEE!!!