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Sacred Plants of the Winter Solstice

2009-12-08T18:15:22.295-05:00

Sacred plants of the Winter Solstice


Holly

Symbolizing: Old Solar Year; Waning Sun; Protection; Good Luck
Forms: boughs over portals, wreaths
Divinities: Holly King; Old Nick; Saturn; Bacchus; Wood Spirits; Holly Boys
Traditions: Roman, Celtic, English, Christian


Mistletoe

Symbolizing: Peace, Prosperity, Healing, Wellness, Fertility, Rest, Protection
Forms: boughs, amulet sprigs above doorways, kissing balls
Divinities: Oak Spirit; Frigga and Balder
Traditions: Celtic, Teutonic


Ivy

Symbolizing: Fidelity, Protection, Healing, Marriage, Victory, Honor, Good Luck
Forms: crowns, wreaths, garlands
Divinities: Dionysius; Bacchus; Great Goddess; Ivy Girls
Traditions: Greek, Roman, English, Christian


Frankincense

Symbolizing: Sun, Purification, Consecration, Protection, Spiritual Illumination
Forms: incense, oils
Divinities: Sun Gods, Ra at Dawn, Bel
Traditions: Babalyonian, Assyrian, Egyptian, Jewish, Greek, Roman, Christian


Myrrh

Symbolizing: Healing, Death and Afterlife, Purification, Inner Peace
Forms: incense, oils
Divinities: Isis, Ra at Midday
Traditions: Egyptian, Jewish, Christian


Wheat

Symbolizing: Sustenance, Abundance, Fertility, Good Luck
Forms: grain, straw figures and symbols, cookies, cakes, breads
Divinities: Earth Goddesses; Saturn & Ops; Goat Spirit; Fairy Folk
Traditions: Roman, Celtic, Scots, Teutonic, Swedish, Christian



Sweet Potato & Apple Bake

2009-12-08T18:13:47.198-05:00

INGREDIENTS:
1 large (1/4 lb) sweet potato
3 medium Golden Delicious apples
1 teaspoons lemon juice
1 large leek
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 cups apple juice
2 tablespoons unseasoned bread crumbs
1 tablespoon brown sugar

DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and thinly slice sweet potato.
Peel, core, and cut apples into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place
apples in bowl and add water to cover; add lemon Juice. Trim
off top of leek 1 inch above white; discard top and root end.
Cut leek lengthwise in half and clean well under running cold
water. Thlnly slice leek crosswise. Drain apples well; pat
dry. Grease 1 1/2-quart casserole with 1 table- spoon butter.

Place one third of apples in bottom of casserole; top with
one third of leek slices and one third of sweet potato.
Season with salt and pepper. Repeat to make 2 more layers.
Dot top of casserole with 2 tablespoons butter; pour apple
juice over all. Cover tightly with lid or aluminum foil and
bake 45 minutes. Meanwhile, to make topping, in small sauce-
pan, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter; stir in bread
crumbs and brown sugar until well combined. Uncover casserole
and sprinkle with topping. Bake uncovered 10 to 15 minutes
longer or until potato slices are tender. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 Servings

~Source Unknown~



Posset

2009-12-08T18:12:33.874-05:00

Posset

2 slices stale bread
Salt
Grated nutmeg
1 dessertspoon castor sugar
1 pint (500ml) milk
1 tablespoon brandy or a measure of ale
Trim off and discard the crusts of the bread and cut the slices into small pieces. Place in a bowl and add a pinch of salt, a pinch of nutmeg and the sugar. Heat the milk (do not boil) and pour over the bread. Cover and leave for 15 minutes. Add the brandy or ale and mix thoroughly.

~Unknown Source~



Lamb's Wool

2009-12-08T18:10:07.686-05:00

Lambs Wool

4 pints (2 litres) ale
2 pints (1 litre) white wine
1 grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon demerara sugar
Roasted crab apples
Heat ale and wine together. When hot add the spices and the sugar. Allow the sugar to dissolve and serve in a deep bowl and float the roasted apples on top.


~Unknown Source~



Invisible Ink

2009-05-10T09:40:53.460-04:00

Got a secret spell or private information in your grimoire that you'd like to safeguard? Try using invisible ink!

Use vinegar, lemon or onion juice and a quill to write your private message. Once it dries, you will be able to read it by holding the page up to a light source, such as a candle.



Rose Ink

2009-05-10T09:23:56.510-04:00

1 oz. bottle of red, blue or black ink
small decorative bottle
small glass funnel
20 drops unscented vodka
4 drops rose essential oil

Pour the ink into the decorative bottle, using the glass funnel. Mix the vodka and essential oil together in a glass measuring cup. Slowly add this mixture to the ink. Screw the top on tightly and gently shake.

Rose ink comes in handy for love magic!



Deflecting Jar

2009-04-18T05:20:54.869-04:00

If you break a mirror, collect all the pieces and put them in a glass jar. Sit the jar on you window sill - the shards deflect the bad luck away from the house.



Herbal Witches Cleansing Bottle

2009-04-18T05:17:57.305-04:00

To make an herbal cleansing bottle, pour a layer of sand in a large clear bottle.
Add layers of dried herbs, one at a time: first rosemary; then lemon peel, sage, cedar, black peppercorns, lavender, dill, bay leaf, and rowan.

When the bottle is full, focus cleansing protective energy into the herbs and sand, and see a golden light radiating from the bottle. Visualize the herbs driving away negative influences. Cork and seal the bottle with white wax.

Using a permanent marker, draw the Algiz rune on one side of the bottle, and on the other side draw a pentagram. Set the bottle near your front or back door, and every six months, uncap. Pour herbs out into the woods or your compost heap, and thoroughly wash and dry the bottle before filling it with a new round of herbs.

~Source Unknown~



Truth Revealed Spell

2009-04-09T03:29:15.315-04:00

Moon and tide save help me now,
I seek the truth here not yet found,
For underneath the fog there lies,
New possibilities for I,
So let this night be unlike others,
And let the noble show their colors,
And let the meek and cowards run,
For now the moon seeks out her sun,
And by the power that is three,
So as I will it, so mote it be.


~Source Unknown~



A Pagan Prayer

2009-04-09T03:08:19.777-04:00

Water, Fire, Air, and Earth,
Womb to life, death to rebirth.
Our Great Wheel of the seasons turns,
The mortal heart forever yearns.
The sacred Sabbat candle burns,
Within our souls its light sojourns.
We all are children of the Goddess
and to Her we shall return:
Womb to life, death to rebirth,
Water, Fire, Air, and Earth.


~Source Unknown~



The Witches Creed

2009-04-09T03:04:52.294-04:00

Hear now the words of the witches,
The secrets we hid in the night,
When dark was our destiny's pathway,
That now we bring forth into light.

Mysterious water and fire,
The earth and the wide-ranging air,
By hidden quintessence we know them,
And will and keep silent and dare.

The birth and rebirth of all nature,
The passing of winter and spring,
We share with the life universal,
Rejoice in the magical ring.

Four times in the year the Great Sabbat
Returns, and the witches are seen
At Lammas and Candlemas dancing,
On May Eve and old Hallowe'en.

When daytime and night-time are equal,
When sun is at greatest and least,
The four Lesser Sabbats are summoned,
And Witches gather in feast.

Thirteen silver moons in a year are,
Thirteen is the coven's array.
Thirteen times at Esbat make merry,
For each golden year and a day.

The power that was passed down the age,
Each time between woman and man,
Each century unto the other,
Ere time and the ages began.

When drawn is the magical circle,
By sword or athame of power,
Its compass between two worlds lies,
In land of the shades for that hour.

This world has no right then to know it,
And world of beyond will tell naught.
The oldest of Gods are invoked there,
The Great Work of magic is wrought.

For the two are mystical pillars,
That stand at the gate of the shrine,
And two are the powers of nature,
The forms and the forces divine.

The dark and the light in succession,
The opposites each unto each,
Shown forth as a God and a Goddess:
Of this our ancestors teach.

By night he's the wild wind's rider,
The Horn'd One, the Lord of the Shades.
By day he's the King of the Woodland,
The dweller in green forest glades.

She is youthful or old as she pleases,
She sails the torn clouds in her barque,
The bright silver lady of midnight,
The crone who weaves spells in the dark.

The master and mistress of magic,
That dwell in the deeps of the mind,
Immortal and ever-renewing,
With power to free or to bind.

So drink the good wine to the Old Gods,
And Dance and make love in their praise,
Till Elphame's fair land shall receive us
In peace at the end of our days.

And Do What You Will be the challenge,
So be it Love that harms none,
For this is the only commandment.
By Magic of old, be it done!



~Source Unknown~



The Witches Rune

2009-04-05T02:42:07.526-04:00

The Witches Rune is used during Wiccan Rituals as a way to raise energy. The Rune is chanted by all the Witches, sometimes whilst they are dancing in a circle, they will repeat the Rune until the person leading the ritual, often the HPS or HP indicates that they stop.
Usually when the HPS indicates the energy has reached the required level all the Coveners will drop to the ground as the HPS or HP shouts 'down' and then directs the energy raised towards the intended purpose:


East then South, West then North, hear!
Come! I call thee forth!
By all the powers of land and sea,
Be obedient unto me.
Wand and Pentacle and Sword,
Hearken ye unto my word.
Cords and Censer, Scourge and Knife,
Waken all ye into life.
Powers of the Witches' Blade,
Come ye as the charge is made.

Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell,
Send your aid unto the spell.
Horned Hunter of the night,
Work my will by magic rite.
By all the powers of land and sea,
As I do say "So mote it be."
By all the might of Moon and Sun,
As i do will, it shall be done.

EKO EKO AZARAK,
EKO EKO ZOMELEK,
EKO EKO ARADIA,
EKO EKO CERNUNNOS,
BEZABI, LACHA, BACHABABA.
LAMACH, CAHI, ACHABABA,
KARRELOS, CAHI, ACHABABA,
LAMACH LAMACH BACHAROUS,
CARBAHAJI, SABALYOS, BARYLOS.
LAZOS, ATHAME, CALYOLAS,
SAMAHAC, ET FAMYOLAS,HARRAHYA!



Black Moon

2009-03-31T09:33:27.656-04:00

A Black Moon occurs when there are two dark cycles of the moon in any given calendar month. It is believed that the second dark moon of a time of great power within the spiritual world and any magick worked during this time is especially powerful.



Voodoo Love Perfume

2009-03-31T09:23:49.364-04:00

Add cinnamon, sugar, a gardenia, and a small piece of coral to your favorite perfume to turn it into a Voodoo love perfume.



Seasonal Altar Adornments & Foods

2009-03-26T05:47:09.458-04:00

Yule
Decorate Altar with evergreens (pin, rosemary, bay, juniper, and cedar) and Dried leaves. Appropriate Foods include nuts, apples, pears, cakes of caraway's soaks in cider, pork. Serve Wassail,hibiscus, or ginger tea to drink.

Imbolc
Decorate Altar with White flower (representing snowflake), or snow in a crystal container. Orange candle anointed with musk, cinnamon,frankincense, or rosemary oil. Appropriate Foods include all dairy foods. Sour cream dishes. spicy, full-bodied foods in honour of the Sun. Curries and all dishes made with peppers, onions, leeks,
shallots, garlic, or chives. Spiced wines and dishes containing raisins - all foods symbolic of the Sun - are traditional.

Ostara
Decorate Altar with Flowers, buds, and blossoms; cauldron filled with spring water. Appropriate Foods include seeds (sunflower, pumpkin,sesame seeds) pine nuts. Sprouts; leafy, green vegetables. Flower dishes such as stuffed nasturtiums or carnation cupcakes. Fake carnation cupcakes: make spice cupcakes. Frost with pink frosting and place a fresh carnation petal on top of each cupcake. Stuffed
Nasturtium blossoms: stuff the blossoms with a mixture of cream cheese, chopped nuts, chives, and watercress.

Beltane
Decorate Altar area with a small, potted tree inside the Circle. Make flower garland, string of beads, or small bags filled with flowers to hang from the tree in honour of the marriage of god and goddess. Appropriate Foods include dairy and dishes such as marigold custard and vanilla ice cream. Oatmeal cakes.

Litha
Decorate Altar with an herbal petition packet made up of herbs such as lavender, camomile, St. John's wort, vervain, or any other Midsummer herbs. All troubles, problems, and woe should be pored into this herb pouch, and then tied with a red string; to be thrown into the fire during the rite. Appropriate Foods include fresh fruits.

Lughnasadh
Decorate Altar with sheaves of wheat, barley or oats, fruit and breads, perhaps a loaf fashioned in the figure of the Sun or a man to represent the God. Corn dollies, symbolic of the Goddess, can be present as well. Appropriate Foods include bread, blackberries and all berries, acorns (leached of their poisons first), crab apples,
all grains and locally ripe produce. A cake is sometimes baked, and cider is used in place of wine.

Mabon
Decorate Altar with acorns, oak sprigs, pine and cypress cones, ears of corn, wheat stalks and other fruits and nuts. Basket with dried leaves of various colours and kinds. Appropriate Foods include the second harvest's gleanings: grains, fruit, and vegetables (especially corn). Cornbread is traditional, as are beans and baked squash.

Samhain
Decorate Altar with apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, squashes and other late autumn fruits. Autumn flowers like marigolds and mums. Appropriate Foods include beets, turnips, apples, corn, nuts,gingerbread, cider, mulled wines and pumpkin dishes are appropriate,as are meat dishes.



The Celtic Commandments

2009-03-16T13:32:31.394-04:00

Give thou thine heart to the wild magic,
To the Lord and the Lady of Nature,
Beyond any consideration of this world.
Do not covet large or small,
Do not despise weakling or poor,
Semblance of evil allow not near thee,
Never give nor earn thou shame.
The Ancient Harmonies are given thee,
Understand them early and prove,
Be one with the power of the elements,
Put behind thee dishonour and lies.
Be loyal to the Lord of the Wild Wood,
Be true to the Lady of the Stars,
Be true to thine own self besides,
True to the magic of Nature above all else.
Do not thou curse anyone,
Lest thou threefold cursed shouldst be,
And shouldst thou travel ocean and earth,
Follow the very step of the ancient trackways.

~Source Unknown~



Planets & Their Spiritual Keys

2009-03-16T13:30:34.685-04:00

SUN: { Spiritual Key: HARMONY }

He who constructs. The life giver. The Sun will burn away all impurities. It is the great leverer. Brings humility to one's enemies, clears away depression, aids in building up self confidence. Will give recognition and put you in the spotlight.

JUPITER: { Spiritual Key: MERCURY }

He who expands this planet is for all work dealing with
increase, rewards, abundance, tolerance, justice, joviality, extravagance, luck, gambling, idealism, wisdom, the ability to grow mentally.

MOON: { Spiritual Key: NURTURING }

She who mothers. Protectress from psychic and physical harm. Ruler of all hidden mysteries, and women's mysteries. Carries precedence over the tides of the oceans. Rules the home and keeps it together. For opening psychic doorways as well as protection.

MERCURY: { Spiritual Key: INTELLECT }

He who communicates, creator of languages, Tarot, and Magick. Analyzer opens doors, mobility, perception, success, the messenger of the Gods. He is a clever trickster so be sure of what you require.

VENUS: { Spiritual Key LOVE }

She who allures. The ruler of cash flow through the house of Taurus, and beauty and art through Libra. Her expressions are pleasure, art, music, beauty and affection. Mellow, peace making and sociable are Her harmonious actions.

MARS: { Spiritual Key DYNAMIC }

He who gives energy. Mars is the awakener and provides the drive for desire, initiative, adventure, war, and all projects that lack these qualities. Physical energy for healing is expressed through Mars.

SATURN: { Spiritual Key: WISDOM }

He who endures. The teacher, unrelenting, discipline, the Karmic balance through Libra. Introspection, perseverance, working out of Karma in the process of evolution, crystalization. Rules business and its foundation.

URANUS: { Spiritual Key: The AWAKNER }

He who perceives the present Spiritual consciousness. The Seat of intuition and altruism. Extremes and sudden change. Uranus destroys the constricting influence and crystalizations of Saturn. It displaces and overthrows the established attitudes which have outlived their usefulness. Revolutionary, original, erratic, eccentrics. It is related to intuitive knowledge.

NEPTUNE: { Spiritual Key: FAITH }

He who is the absolute consciousness. A higher vibration of Venus, it is receptive, passive and nebulous. Brings spiritual strength and opens psychic doors. Astral entities, artistic, creative from the Astral Realm.

PLUTO: { Spiritual Key: REGENERATION }

The higher octave of Mars even though its orbit is not in tune with the rest of the Solar system. Pluto's orbit covers the masses and has been a symbol of cleansing, healing, catharsis through destruction, disintegration and elimination.



Dream Walking Spell

2009-03-16T13:29:15.155-04:00

To use this spell you will need to focus your energy for about one hour before you go to sleep. You should focus them on the person whose dreams you wish to enter. For a lot of people I suggest meditation, to focus their energies. Once you've done this, say the following before you fall asleep.

"By the eye of the moon let enter the realm of the time and allow me to open its doors so I may see the ideas of another."

Be careful with this spell because a lot of my friends used this spell and thought they were seeing some bodies true feelings and started to torment them about it so remember the difference between fantasy and truth.

By: devlinboshnaka



Egyptian Dream Scrying

2009-03-14T16:21:26.362-04:00

EGYPTIAN DREAM SCRYING

Egyptian dream scrying may be traced back thousands of years. The
method used by the Egyptians was recorded in the Greek magical papyri
which were written between 200 B.C. to 500 A.D.

In preparing to use the Egyptian dream scrying method you must not
speak to anyone on the evening you plan to scy. You should remain in
silence after the setting of the sun.

Do not consume alcohol on that day or engage in sex. You must refrain
from consuming food for up to four hours before the scrying.

After having a warm bath you anoint your temples with olive oil. You
will need an oil lamp which must not be coloured red or bear any
inscription.

Write on a short narrow strip of white linen with ink mixed with myrrh
the name of the dream God and the purpose for the dream scrying. Twist
the linen strip into a wick and insert into the oil of the lamp.

Place the lamp on a table beside your bed. Using the ink draw the
image of the dream God upon your left palm.

You must decide which God or Goddess you wish to use. Thoth was well
used with the Egyptians.

Light your lamp. Kneel before the lamp.

Concentrating on the image on your left hand recite the following
invocation : Thoth I invoke, blessed power of dreams divine, Angel of
future fates, swift wings are thine, Great source of oracles to human
kind, When stealing soft, and whispering to the mind, Through sleep's
sweet silence and the gloom of night, Thy power awake the sight, To
silent souls the will of heaven relates, And silently reveals their
future fates.

You need to concentrate on your question you wish to know the answer
to. Around your left hand wrap a piece of black linen about four
inches wide and about thirty inches long.

The black cloth is called "black" of Isis. Blow out the flame of the lamp.

Now go to bed, clear your mind and go to sleep. Have a tape recorder
beside your bed so that when you awaken you may recrd your dreams
while still fresh in your mind.

You will find that the dream will come to you in a voice that is clear
and powerfull rather than in dream images. Sometimes the message is
sent in cryptic form so take your time in working out the answer.

http://www.paralumun.com/egyptdream.htm



Facial/General Astringent

2009-03-09T11:44:05.846-04:00

I just made a fantastic facial and general purpose astringent, so I thought I would share. Not only does it clean and disinfect your skin, but it's wonderfully tingly and it reminded me a little of the Bonne Bell 10-o-6 astringent I used in high school. Anyone else remember that?

Ingredients:

10oz. rubbing alcohol*
2 oz. purified, distilled, spring or reverse osmosis water
15 drops Tea Tree oil

Shake well to blend ingredients, and then shake well before use. Your skin will feel fresh, clean and incredibly soft after using this astringent.


*I just waited until I used up about 1/6th of the bottle, and then added the remaining ingredients into the original bottle.

Bright Blessings,
)O( Rhiannon )O(



Quit Smoking Spell

2009-03-09T10:26:18.373-04:00

Ingredients:

3 small amethyst
3 large amethyst
Black wax
Candle Wick
Double boiler (an old pot and a coffee can work just as well)
Glass candle mold or candle mold
Patchouli oil

On the night of a full moon (preferably) or during the Waning Moon, make a quit-smoking gemstone candle. Empower three or more small pieces of amethyst and three or more large pieces of amethyst with the power to remove your addiction to cigarettes. Now make a black candle (this can be done easily by melting those cute little black six-inch household candles over low heat, and then pouring the melted wax into a glass container (which you have prepared with metal tab and wick).

Now add the three or more small pieces of amethyst to the melted wax in the glass container. You may also wish to add an appropriate oil, such as Patchouli, to the melted wax, to give it added power. Allow the candle to cool. You may wish to reserve a small amount of wax to "top off" the candle in case it caves in while cooling.

Once the candle is ready, you may begin the spell.

Place the candle on your altar and ring it with the three large pieces of amethyst. Light the candle and gaze into its flame. Visualize yourself being free from the addiction to cigarettes. Visualize your cravings dissipating. Visualize the toxins in your body being removed. Hold this visualization for as long as possible. Now allow the candle to burn down completely. You may wish to repeat this spell for added strength. You may make more candles, or simply use a black candle, ringed with amethyst stones. When the Waxing Moon period begins, this spell may be reinforced by empowering your amethyst stones with the power to keep you free from cigarettes and using them to circle a white candle. You may also wish to carry one of your amethyst stones with you to strengthen your magickal intention. When a craving starts, simply take the stone out of your pocket and rub it until the craving stops.

Remember that magick tends to build upon itself...it grows stronger with repetition...don't be discouraged if you have to repeat this spell several times...

~Source Unknown~



Calming Mojo Bag

2009-03-09T10:21:25.311-04:00

Calming Bag (for anyone who needs added peace in their life)

*purple cloth
*black cord (for binding negative energy
*pinch of lavender (dried or fresh)*a few dried chamomlie flowers

It is best to make this charm bag on a Wednesday or Saturday.



http://www.geocities.com/medeaaa/MojoSpells.html



Various Fertility Charms

2009-03-09T10:16:32.798-04:00

Listed below are various charms to use and/or carry to help promote fertility.

*Carry a bag full of hazel nuts to ensure your own fertility.

*Other herbs to ensure fertility are basil, hazel, poppy, cucumber, apple, pomegranate, acorns, myrtle, and all other nuts.

*Men should carry a piece of mandrake root to ensure their won fertility and sexual prowess, while the jasmine flower does the same for women. The first seven herbs listed above can be added to food and take internally to ensure proper fertility, or they can be introduced into
sachets, as can acorns, myrtle and nuts.

*Bull Amulet ~ To increase fertility in women and men, wear a bull shaped amulet, or place on under the bed before making love.

*Fish Amulet ~ An amulet shaped like a pair of fish and made of gold or mother-of-pearl will increase fertility and virility, bring prosperity and offer you protection from people you hate or who have evil intentions.

*Goat Amulet ~ The symbol of the goat {sacred to Aphrodite and the Horned God} increases fertility when worn or carried as an amulet, and is especially favorable for those born under the sign of Capricorn.

*Ram Amulet ~ An amulet in the shape of a ram will increase fertility in women.

*Unicorn Amulet ~ The unicorn is a ancient symbol of chastity and protection, and it is fabled born was said to be used in medireview times as an amulet to detect poisons in the food or drinks of kings, queens, pontiffs and popes. To promote fertility or increase sexual magnetism,
wear any type of jewelry shaped like a unicorn.



Celtic Deities

2009-03-09T09:47:31.242-04:00

With current trends toward the resurrection and reconstruction of the old religions, it would be possible to spend weeks writing about the various deities of each culture. There are many excellent texts available where you may study these in depth. It is important to note that modern day Wiccans, Pagans and Witches generally focus on the major aspect of The One, Goddess and God without breaking deity down into the many subsets shown here.ANGUS MAC OG (Makohk) ((Ireland)) *God* One of the Tuatha De Danann. God of youth, love and beauty.ANU (An-oo) / ANANN / DANA / DANA-ANA ((Ireland)) *Goddess* Mother Earth, Goddess of fertility, prosperity, comfort.ARAWN (Ar-awn) ((Wales)) *God* God of the underground kingdom of the dead. Revenge, terror and war.ARIANRHOD (Ari-an-rod) ((Wales)) Goddess Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess. Honored at the full moon, beauty, fertility, reincarnation.BADB (Bibe) / BADHBH / BADB CATHA ((Ireland)) *Goddess* Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess in Ireland. Associated with the cauldron, crows and ravens. Life, wisdom, inspiration and enlightenment.BANBA ((Ireland)) *Goddess* Part of a triad with Fotia and Eriu. They used magick to repel invaders.BEL /BELENUS / BELINUS / BELENOS / BELIMAWR ((Ireland)) *God* Closely connected to the Druids. Science, healing, hot springs, fire, success, prosperity, purification, crops, vegetation, fertility. A sun and fire god.BLODEUWEDD (blod-oo-eeth) / BLODWIN / BLANCHEFLOR ((Wales)) *Goddess* The maiden form of the Triple Goddess. Goddess of the earth in bloom, flowers, wisdom, lunar mysteries, initiations.BOANN (Boo-an) / BOANNAN / BOYNE ((Ireland)) *Goddess* Goddess of the river Boyne; mother of Angus mac Og.BRAN THE BLESSED / BENEDIGEIDFRAN (Bran) ((Wales)) *God* God of prophecy, the arts, leaders, war, the sun, music, writing.BRANWEN (Bran-oo-en) ((Wales)) *Goddess* Goddess of love and beauty.BRIGIT (Breet) / BRID (Breed) / BRIG / BRIGID / BRIGHID ((Ireland, Wales, Spain, France)) *goddess* Associated with Imbloc. Goddess of fire, fertility, the hearth, all feminine arts and crafts and martial arts. Healing, physicians, agriculture, inspiration, learning, poetry, divination, prophecy, smithcraft, animal husbandry, love, witchcraft, occult knowledge.CERNUNNOS (Ker-noo-nos) / CERNOWAIN / CERNENUS / HERNE THE HUNTER ((Known to all Celtic areas in one form or another)) *God* God of nature and all wild things. Virility, fertility, animals, physical love, nature, woodlands, reincarnation, crossroads, wealth, commerce, warriors.CERRIDWEN / CARIDWEN / CERIDWEN ((Wales)) *Goddess* Goddess of nature. Death, fertility, regeneration, inspiration, magick, astrology, herbs, science, poetry, spells, knowledge.CREIDDYLAD / CREUDYLAD / CORDELLIA ((Wales)) *Goddess* Connected with Beltane, often called the May Queen. Goddess of summer flowers, love.THE CRONE ((Known in all Celtic regions)) *Goddess* One aspect of the Triple Goddess. She represents old age or death, winter, the end of all things, the waning moon, post-menstrual phases of women's lives. All destruction that precedes regeneration through her cauldron of rebirth.THE DAGDA ((Ireland)) *God* Protection, warriors, knowledge, magick, fire, prophecy, weather, reincarnation, the arts, initiation, the sun, healing, regeneration, prosperity and plenty, music, the harp.DANU / DANANN / DANA (Thana) ((Ireland)) *Goddess* Probably the same as Anu. Mother of the Gods, Great Mother, Moon Goddess. Patroness of w[...]



Red for Love

2009-03-06T01:19:41.453-05:00

The Gypsies say that to find anything red means luck in love. If you find a piece of red thread, red wool, a red button, or whatever, pick it up and carry it with you for luck. It serves as an amulet.

As you stoop to pick it up, think of the person you love and say:

Red is my blood
And red is my heart.
Lucky in love;
Never keep us apart.