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    The Ogham Trees

    The Ash

    The ash tree is the mighty doorway to initiation and to work with this tree means you are about to pass into the deeper mysteries. It is the tree the Norse God Odin hung on for nine days and during that time he received the runes. It is also a tree to be used for both druid and witches staffs as it symbolizes the world tree. Wherever the staff is placed upon the ground there becomes the Axis Mundi (the centre of being) This is also a tree of protection so when you feel in need of some support call upon the powers of this tree. In late spring the branches are weighed down with Ash Keys, these can make a very enjoyable pickle. But these keys also symbolize something profound; they are the keys that unlock the doorways into our inner being allowing us to open up to the mystery of life.

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    Goddess of the Seas Hecate
    I call to yo…

    With permission to post from Hazel

    Goddess of the Seas Hecate
    I call to you!
    Granddaughter of the Oceanic Eurybia
    I invoke you!
    Marine Goddess of the Fishes
    I ask of you to bestow your Watery gifts upon me
    Open my mind to the dark depths of my sub conscious
    Reveal to me my monsters of the deep Oceans
    Let your Mysteries ebb and flow like the tide
    Illuminate within dreams
    I see you dancing upon the waves
    As the moon shines down on you
    You smile and you laugh
    But hidden beneath the surface
    I can see your reflection; Your Shadow
    Take me with you, Great Hecate
    So that I may know freedom, love, Your Dark Mysteries and my reflection

    By Hazel

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    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: URANUS RETROGRADE – In approx. 17 hours from the time of this post, Uranus beautiful planet of bucking the system, unpredictability, surprise and flexibility begins it's 5month retrograde from our perspective living on earth. What does this mean for you? Well, it means we can break free of restraints and let ourselves loose! Perhaps you are already feeling the rebel within you, awaken?

    The next 5 months are a wonderful opportunity to step outside of your comfortable routine and do things radically, differently to what you would normally do. In other words, go out on a limb and take a different approach. See how it works for you!

    The other great news is that just as Uranus turns retrograde there is a very auspicious trine of Jupiter & Saturn, meaning Abundance and Responsibility are holding hands and dancing! You can feel the upbeat swing, it began yesterday and will continue now for the next few days with several trines Grand Trines) occurring.

    I'll keep you informed with all the good news. Just know to run with your ides now, by actioning them in a different way to your norm for success to follow xxx
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    Today (July 17), beginning at sundown, is the ninth day of the month of Hekatombaion

    the ninth day of every month is as a holy day, and is sacred to all the Gods. Also, as today is the ninth day, it is also sacred to the nine Muses

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    Minute meditation:

    Imagine you are holding this seashell – burning sage and other herbs- burning a mix for cleansing and purification.

    Imagine that you are smudging yourself – allowing the sage to pull out all negativity – all stagnant energy – all that is bad.

    As you focus on the seashell and the smoke – envision your aura clearing up as you become cleansed and refreshed.

    As you get ready to end your meditation, send all extra energy to the ground – allowing them to be renewed to the Earth. Firmly state, "I am cleansed and pure – I am ready to tackle this day! So mote it be!"

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    IT'S WEDNESDAY!

    The Day of Mercury

    Metal: Mercury (Quicksilver)

    Intelligences: Tiriel – Reflection

    Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing, Eloquence

    Planet: Mercury

    Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves

    Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, Mastic, Storax

    Colors: Yellow, Gray

    Candle: Purple

    wodensdaeg (Anglo-Saxon)
    mittwoch (Germanic)
    dies mercurii (Latin)
    budh-var (Hindu)
    boodh (Islamic)
    mercredi (French)
    sui youbi (Japanese)
    Traditionally known as the fourth day of the week. This day was associated with Odin the God of War, Wisdom, Agriculture and Poetry. He was also regarded as the God of the Dead. The Anglo-Saxons changed the name from 'Odin's Day' to 'Woden's Day', whilst the French referred to the day as 'Mercredi' or 'Mercury's Day', Mercury being the God of Science, Commerce, Travellers, Rogues, and Thieves.

    The Persians associated Wednesday with the name 'Red Letter Day'. It is believed that this was because they believed that the moon was created on this day.

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    Oya is one of the most powerful African Goddesses (Orishas). A Warrior-Queen, She is the sister-wife of the God Shango, to whom She gave the power to create storms. Much of Oya’s power is rooted in the natural world; She is the Goddess of thunder, lightning, tornadoes, winds, rainstorms and hurricanes. A Fire Goddess, it is Oya who brings rapid change and aids us in both inner and outer transformation.

    Oya is the guardian of the realm between life and death; as such, She is not only the Goddess of spirit communication, funerals and cemeteries but also the Goddess of clairvoyance, psychic abilities, intuition and rebirth. She can call forth the spirit of death, or hold it back — such is the extent of Her power. Because of Her affiliation to the dead, and Her intense knowledge of the magick arts, Oya is also known as “the Great Mother of the Elders of the Night (Witches)”.

    Oya is both loved and feared, and for good reason: unleashed, Oya is the Savage Warrior, the Protective Mother, She whose power sweeps all injustice, deceit and dishonesty from Her path. She will destroy villages if the need is true enough, for while She understands everything, She will only accept, act upon, and speak the truth (even when it is hard to bear).

    Oya is the protectress of women and patron of feminine leadership. Fiercely loving, She is wildly unpredictable and can change from benevolent, caring Mother to destructive Warrior in the blink of an eye. Passionate, fearless, sensual and independent, Oya is not a Goddess to be invoked lightly and must be treated with respect and care.

    While She will toss you in Her storms of change, and shelter you in Her caring embrace, She will also strike you down with Her lightning should the need arise. However, do not let that dissuade you from working with Oya, for She is the Strong Woman, the Bringer of Change and Seeker of Truth, who can be a most powerful ally.” (Hedgewitch, Order of the White Moon: an eclectic international order of women dedicated to the Goddess, Oya: Lady of Storms).

    Oya has been syncretized in Santería with the Catholic images of the Our Lady Of Candelaria (Saint Patron of the Canary Islands in Spain) and St. Theresa.

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    Creating a Dedication Ritual

    ~ from www.wiccaexplained.350.com/Dedication_Rituals.htm

    A Dedication Ritual can be performed by the solitary practitioner to mark the beginning of their newly chosen path. Usually this is declaration to your chosen Gods, but can also be used in a general sense to give yourself a personal milestone that represents some kind of new spiritual beginning in your life.

    A Dedication Ritual, in this sense, is in some ways the Solitary equivalent to an initiation and these kinds of rituals are often mislabeled as "self-initiation" rituals.
    Dedication and Initiation are both new beginnings and significant spiritual acts. But it is important not to confuse the two, for although they are both incredibly meaningful, they are also very different.

    The following is a guideline for how you can create your own Dedication Ritual and shape it to fit your own spiritual path.

    Create Sacred Space

    Before you begin your ritual, you will need to decide where you will perform it. This space should be clean, quiet and away from disturbances.
    This is also the place where you will set up any kind of altar that you wish to use in your ritual. Your altar will be a place where you can keep your tools and any other items that you feel are relevant. Some people may choose to place candles upon their altar to represent their deities. This ritual example will assume the use of such candles.
    Other common items are incense, food, magical tools, symbols, statues and pictures.
    When your ritual area is prepared, it is customary to open your ritual by marking this area as Sacred Space. This is very often done by Casting a Circle, but it can also be done through the beating of a drum, singing, through meditation or by filling the space with cleansing incense or sprinkled water.

    Call to the Gods

    With your ritual space consecrated, it is time to call to your chosen Gods. This is not a summoning; it is an invitation in which you are respectfully requesting that your Gods honour you with their presence so that they can observe your Dedication.
    Invite each God/Goddess separately and do so in order of importance. If your path focuses on balance between the Gods, then call the feminine deities first, simply as a matter of common politeness.
    As you invite each deity to attend, light the candle set on your alter to represent them.

    Call to others

    Once all your Gods are called to attendance, you may now call to any other beings that you may wish to observe your ritual and bless you with their presence. This can include ancestor spirits, nature spirits, fae and angels.
    In some cases other being may already be in attendance as a result of Casting a Circle when creating your sacred space. For example, some traditions call upon Elementals and angels when they call the different quarters of a magic circle. If this is the case then that is fine, this stage may still be used to call to any other beings that you would like to invite into your sacred space.

    State your intention

    When all attendees are called, it is time to declare you intention. The wording here should be a heartfelt announcement of why you are performing the ritual and what it is you hope to achieve on your path.
    This step is about possibilities. It is here that you explain why you want to follow this path and your acknowledgement that this is your first step on a new and unpredictable journey.

    Symbolic Death

    With your intentions announced, now you is the time to call an end to your old life so that you might start your journey. This is a symbolic representation of how you are about to change, like the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly, first you must put an end to who you have been in order to become who you wish to be.
    This “death” shows the ending of one stage of your existence.*

    *Do not actually harm yourself!
    This is a symbolic death. Feel free to act this out or to just announce it, but whatever you do, don’t put yourself in a position where you could actually damage yourself.
    This should be a beautiful and meaningful demonstration of how you are changing, not an opportunity to scar yourself or worse.
    Be sensible.

    Swear your Oath

    At this point you are in a state between the person you were and the person you are yet to become. You are a traveller ready for his journey, waiting to take his first step. You exist between two stages, the life that you have already symbolically ended and the new life that you have yet to begin.
    While in this death state this is the time to stand before your Gods and state your intentions, swearing your allegiance to a path that honours them. You are like a human soul undergoing judgement, your heart being weighed against the feather of truth. Show the Gods why you are worthy of their guidance and make a vow to honour your alignment to them.

    Symbolic Rebirth

    Now begins your new life. You are reborn under the guidance of the Gods and your journey starts anew.
    At this point in time some Traditions would have you given a magical name to mark your entrance into your new life. As such you can feel free to choose a magical name that is only used between you and your Gods. If you do choose to do this, then be sure to make your new name something truly meaningful. Don’t just pick something because it sounds cool; instead take the time long before you begin the ritual so that you can put some serious spiritual thought into what you want this special name to be. Meditate on this point if you feel you are able.
    Magical names aren’t for everyone though. Whether you choose to take one or not, use this part of the ritual to show you understand that your journey has begun and that you will honour the commitments you have already made.
    You are a new person now, reborn.

    Give an offering

    Show your appreciation to the Gods by making an offering. Obviously you would have this offering already prepared before the ritual. It can an offering of food, incense, flowers, music, or anything else that you feel would be pleasing to your new Gods. Do some research on your deities so that you can get an idea of the kind of things that best apply to them.
    Remember, this stage of the ritual is a gift from you to the divine. You have invited them in; they have honoured you with their presence and accepted you as a Dedicant. This is the point where you thank them for these things, so please take the time to make it meaningful. In this ritual you are forging a new relationship with your Gods, taking them on as guides, parents, friends and confidants. Use this part of the ritual to show gratitude for all these things.

    Toast

    Okay, so you have just started the great adventure of your spiritual journey, it’s time to celebrate!
    Make a toast to your new beginning and celebrate your relationship with your deities. Take a drink* and if you really feel like it you can even dance around a little.

    *Keep in mind the legal age of alcohol consumption. If you are underage, don’t worry, you can toast just as well with fruit juice. Grape juice can make a good substitute for wine.

    Thank and dismiss attendees

    With the festivities over, it’s time to thank your guests and bid them farewell.
    It’s customary to dismiss attendees in order of importance. Thank the Gods for coming to preside over your ritual and bid them goodbye. As you allow each God/Goddess to depart extinguish their corresponding candle as well.
    Next dismiss everyone else you invited, working in the same order as when you called them.

    Clear the Sacred Space.

    You are the only person present once more. The ritual has come to an end and now it is time to draw it to a close.
    If you cast a Circle, now is the time to close it. If you did anything else to create sacred space for your ritual, then use an appropriate way to settle it back to normal. This could be something as simple as ringing a bell, letting the smell of incense clear the air or possibly singing a new song or chant to mark the closing of the ritual.
    Some people will choose to leave their altar set up permanently from now on as a marker of their new path. This is fine, but keep in mind that unattended candles and incense are a fire risk, so don’t leave them burning when you aren’t there.

    The actual content and details of your Dedication Ritual, should you chose to have one, will be determined by your own approach to Witchcraft, as well as other important factors such as the Gods you honour.
    It will also depend on practical details like where you are able to do this, the time of day and what tools you may have to enact the ritual with.

    But the most important thing is not to rush into any of this. A ritual such as this should be the spiritual culmination of all the time you have spent finding your right path, seeking your Gods and determining what you truly believe.
    When you feel settled in these things, then you will know if Dedication is for you.

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    Solitary or Group?

    Walking the Path

    Once a new Pagan or witch has established what they believe and the path that they wish to follow, they will sooner or later be presented with the choice of walking that path alone or joining a group with similar beliefs.
    Both methods have advantages and disadvantages that should be considered when deciding whether or not to join others. Are their goals the same as yours? Do they allow you to adequately explore your new beliefs? What do you have to do in order to join?
    These and many other questions will need to be answered while you determine whether you are better suited to solitary practice or group practice.

    Standing before the Gods

    The first thing that you should determine about any potential group is whether or not their beliefs are compatible with your own. If the answer is no, then they obviously aren’t right for you. Talk to members of the group and find out what they believe to see if they see things in the same way that you do and more importantly, whether or not they will allow you to express your beliefs in a way that you feel is right for you.
    Each group will have their own way of practicing, whether they are more of a religious group or just a coven of witches following a magical path. This means that they will undoubtedly have certain rituals and practices that they use to express their beliefs and honour any Gods that they may have. Find out as much as you can about these practices to see if you would be comfortable doing them and if you feel that they are a good way for you to come to your Gods.
    A person’s relationship with their deities is very much at the core of their practices and so it is important for you to understand how it is that you relate to your Gods and how you may wish to develop that relationship. Say to yourself “will joining this group benefit that relationship?”

    Standing with the Clan

    When you join a group such as a Coven, you are not just taking a step in developing your beliefs, you are also taking a step into the lives of other people and they also move into your life.
    In many ways this can be like gaining an extended family. You will be sharing some very intimate moments with these people, allowing their ideas to help shape your own and teaching each other as you go. In a more mundane sense, you will most likely eat alongside them at times, drink together and maybe even go away to places with them. So obviously it is very important that you actually like these people!
    It doesn’t really matter whether or not they share your beliefs and you like their practices, if you can’t stand being around them.
    A religious or ritual group can be just like any other. It has good times and bad. The people are like a family that can support and guide each other, but they can also disagree and gossip amongst themselves as much as anyone else. Each group will be as different and unique as its members and the dynamic between them. You need to take into account how you would fit into that dynamic and indeed, they need to know that they will get along with you too.

    Benefits of working in a group:

    · Coming together for the sake of worshiping the Gods and performing magic is an ancient practice that has been performed across many cultures for thousands of years. By joining a group you are following in the footsteps this tradition.

    · There is a common belief that working in a group, especially in rituals and magic, raises more energy to put into those rituals, making a group stronger than a solitary practitioner.

    · Some paths emphasize the importance of honouring family and the community. Working in a group helps to keep one mindful to this ideal.

    · Being part of a group often gives you access to personal teachers and guides to help you on your path.

    · In religions such as Wicca, there are specific teachings that can only be obtained through initiating into a Coven.

    · As you become more experienced in a group you will gain the opportunity to become a teacher in that group yourself.

    · Working in a group provides close friends and family that you can share your beliefs with.

    In the words of one Gardnerian Wiccan Priestess:

    “I prefer to work as part of a group rather than alone because it gives me a sense of "family" and of a group mind and energy. We have shared experiences, which have occurred as a group, and also individual experiences that others within the group have also experienced at one time or other and we are able to discuss these things and explore them as a group. Above all, it is a connection to the wider Wiccan family and the support that this brings, which makes group work preferable to solitary work for me.”

    Standing Alone

    Unlike many religions in our culture which put an emphasis on coming together as a group, Pagan religions generally don’t require this. In fact, due to the scattered spread of Pagans it is often just the easier option for an individual to practice alone and in many cases this is the preferred way for them to do things.
    Being solitary can make things difficult in a lot of ways, but it can also have its own unique benefits. You can do things exactly how you want and only need worry about yourself. On the downside, though, you don’t have the benefit of learning from other people, other than what you may read in books or maybe on the internet. This in itself can be a problem, as you won’t necessarily know which websites are respectable, which books are good and where their authors are coming from.
    But of course, being solitary doesn’t mean that you suddenly can’t talk to other Pagans at all. You’re just as welcome to attend Pagan events and join certain organisations.
    Ultimately the solitary path is about freedom! It leaves a person free to find their own way, find their own truths and make their own mistakes. To be solitary is to learn the hard way, but also to reap all the benefits of doing all the work yourself.
    As a solitaire, you may lack the support and guidance of other people, but you take the direct path to inner strength and individuality.

    Benefits of working as a Solitaire:
    · Following a solitary Pagan path gives you the freedom to find your own way without having to follow a structured method of progressing.

    · A lot of solitaries are Eclectic, meaning that they take bits and pieces from a lot of different paths in order to build their own. This is a lot harder to do in a group.

    · Some people choose the solitary path simply as a matter of privacy. To them, their spirituality is their business and they don’t feel comfortable sharing it.

    · When you work alone you don’t need to worry about attending group functions, meaning that you can essentially set your own time-table and do things wherever you like.

    · Rituals performed by the solitaire are like a reflection of that person. As there is no one else to influence their workings, they are free to give all their rituals a personal touch.

    · Coming before the Gods alone, the solitaire is solely responsible for how they present themselves.

    · Some people just don’t work well with others.

    In the words of a solitary witch:

    “I’ve practiced alone for many years now and enjoy the freedom it gives me to explore my spirituality. I’ve enjoyed doing some rituals with close friends occasionally, but this also helps me realise that everyone is moving at their own rate and so practicing alone most of the time has allowed me to move at my own rate without worrying about those around me who may be either playing catch-up or perhaps just have interests that steer them away from the direction that I want to go in.”

    Despite the differences between these two styles of spirituality, it is important to note that choosing one does not necessarily negate the use of the other. A member of a group or coven can still practice things alone in their own time and in their own way, and a solitaire may choose to work with others from time to time, assuming she can find people interested in doing so.

    Advice on working alone

    The greatest problem faced by any solitary practitioner is the need for information. Ultimately how you experience magic and the Gods will be entirely unique to you, but there are methods and techniques already in place that most will want to use in order to follow their chosen path. After all, that is a lot easier than trying to invent your entire religious path from scratch (though there is nothing to stop you from doing so) and chances are that it is the already established ideas of your chosen path that attracted you to it in the first place.
    The problem after that point is in finding information that allows you to move beyond the basics and into a detailed, accurate practice.
    So the best thing to do is read as many books as you can get your hands on and talk to other practitioners to share information and ideas. Find out who the most reputable authors are in your area of interest and the ones to stay away from.
    Sooner or later though, you may just have to realise that there is some information and experiences that you just can’t get if you work alone. In fact, some paths (Wicca, for example) have oath-bound information which is held in secret and can only be released to people who are initiated into an official group. But that doesn’t invalidate the solo path. Indeed, as a solitary practitioner you may also have experiences that are entirely unique to you and maybe even gain your own private practices and insights.
    Likewise, you are free to just disregard any traditional teachings and practices that don’t agree with you. A group may insist on certain things in their rituals, but a solitaire can use whatever they like and just throw out the rest. In other words, your practices can be made entirely unique to you.
    The main guidance for a solitaire comes from two sources: Written material such as books and websites, and personal experience. Don’t underestimate the value of either of these things, because you will have to use them to the fullest in order to progress.

    The Self-Initiation Fable
    "Self-initiation” is technically an incorrect term, but it is one that you may run into from time to time.

    Initiation is a gift of acceptance. To be Initiated means that that a group that you don’t belong to is welcoming you into their fold. It is the opening of a door by another person and inviting you to step through.

    You couldn’t declare yourself a Catholic Priest and you couldn’t give yourself a Knighthood. Initiation is the same; it is something that other people give to you, not something that you can give to yourself.

    What people often refer to as “self-Initiation” is more correctly termed as a Dedication. This is when a person in a solitary capacity declares that they are going to follow a certain path or certain Gods, often by performing a personal ritual.

    Dedication Rituals are absolutely fine for the solitary practitioner and a very good way to give your path a sense of personal meaning and structure, as well as an outspoken declaration to the Gods.

    Advancement

    Things don’t just stop after Initiation or Dedication.

    Group Advancement
    Some groups have very defined stages of advancement that Initiates can follow, but even if they don’t you still continue to advance, as the very nature of being in such a group means that you will continue to gain experiences and knowledge.
    Some groups are specifically geared towards teaching and even network with other groups in order to expand their field of knowledge. Indeed, many group members will even study in areas beyond the central teachings of the group they belong to, working with the practices of other Pagan religions and spiritualities.
    So even if you join a group, it isn’t a closed door that restricts you to the ideas and beliefs of that group. Chances are that the group itself will encourage further study from its members in the hope that the entire group will reap the benefits. In this way we begin to see how group practice can provide a person with access to a larger and more varied assortment of information, while also giving them a focused insight to their central beliefs.

    Solitary Advancement
    Being a Solitary Witch will always make progress that much harder, but at the same time it can also make it much more rewarding as you know that everything you have achieved has been achieved with complete independence.

    The hardest part of advancing as a solitary practitioner is most likely in finding information to help that advancement along. The main routes open to the Solitaire are books and websites. Of course, some are better than others. We would suggest a look at our Resources section for a good place to start.

    However, as good as books can be, we can't stress how much can be gained by getting out and interacting with other Pagans and Witches. There are many organisations and groups that hold open rituals, workshops and conferences, where anyone can go along and get access to all manner of magical ideas and operations. Check your local listings in Pagan magazines, online Resources and organisations like the Pagan Federation and Pagan Federation International.

    Alternatively, If you are unable to get along to a public gathering, then the internet may be a reasonable second place for Pagan interaction. Websites like Wicca Explained will provide a basis for magical workings, while message forums can sometimes be useful places to exchange ideas with people. But be warned, just because someone on the internet likes to portray themselves as the "oh so wise and knowledgeable grand high poombah of Witchcraft", don't just take their word for it. Where possible, do your own research into things. Unfortunately, there are a lot of frauds and phonies out there, most of whom don't really know half as much as they would like to believe. Some are just simply delusional!

    If internet message boards and public gatherings seem a little too much for you and you can't afford to buy a whole heap of books to read, then you could always look into getting a few Pagan magazines and then subscribe to the ones you like. Some good suggestions might be Pentacle, Pagan Dawn or White Dragon. Alternatively there are some internet based magazines out there, too, as well as sites like The Cauldron and The Witches Voice which feature articles you can read for free. But keep in mind when reading these articles, that you are reading people's opinions, and that despite how well meaning the writer may be, you can't always be sure of how accurate their articles may be, especially when it comes to matter of history, etc.

    Solitary or Coven: Which is better?

    To put it simply, there is no "better", there is only what is better for you!
    You may be excited at the idea of joining a coven or similar group and already know that this is what you want. If so, that is great. On the other hand, you may feel that you wouldn't want to join a group and prefer to practice alone. If so, that is great, too.
    Ultimately you have to do what you feel is right for you and your spiritual path. For many people, the decision is never truly fixed. There are plenty of people who begin solitary and then join covens later, when they feel ready. Meanwhile, there are also those who spend years working in covens and then decide that it is time for them to spend time working alone.

    It is all just a matter of preference. There are great rewards to be found in working solitary and likewise there are great rewards in being a coven or group witch. Each have their good points and their own unique experiences to offer.
    Just do what is right for you

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    Full Moon Oil What you will need: ◦clear container ◦13 drops of sandlewood essential oil ◦9 drops of vanilla essential oil or vanilla extract ◦3 drops of jasmine essential oil ◦1 drop of rose essential oil What to do: 1.Get clear container ready. 2.Mix all ingredients together in the clear container. 3.Leave the container outside to charge in the light of the Lady on a Full Moon. 4.Is useful to anoint candles or yourself, as well as for rituals in which you feel the need to have the Ladies charge with you. ♥ Angela

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    Dance in celebration of yourself.

    – Mama Gena

    When was the last time you danced in celebration of your self? You are glorious and worth celebrating, sistar, dance! ☾

    Dance is a powerful expression.
    It speaks to earth and heaven.
    It speaks of our joy, our fear and our wishes.

    And dance happens at the vanishing point.
    Movements disappear as they occur.
    Dance exists only in that fleeting instant.
    It is precious. It is a metaphor of life itself.

    Lin Hwai-min
    Founder/Artistic Director @ Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

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    Melanie's note to me:
    "oh and your page actually inspired this painting…"
    Daily Celebration of the Goddess. ♥

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    Did you know that there are number of folktales and legends surrounding bread? During the Lammas season, when grain is being harvested and threshed, take advantage of some of the magical aspects of bread.
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    There are a lot of myths and folklore surrounding Lammas, or Lughnasadh. Learn about some of the stories about this magical harvest Sabbat!

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