Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Element of Earth

EARTH- To Keep Silent

Affirmation- I am strong

Age of Man- old age, death

Alchemical Element Equivalent- salt

Alchemical Metal- lead

Angelic Elemental Ruler - Phorlakh

Animals- buffalo, stag, otter, cow, bull, ox, bison, most four legged animals that go by night, sphinx, hare, dog, snake, horses, gophers

Animals World Totems- Mythic Creatures, buffalo, moose, stage deer, mountain lions, owls, dragons, night birds, earth, wisdom, connectors.

Archangel- Uriel/Auriel

Basic Nature- Fertile, Moist, Nurturing, Stabilizing, Grounding

Bija- Lam (Laung)

Bodily Liquids- black bile

Body Organs- large intestines

Buddha Mantra- Mam

Celtic Name- Tuath

Chakra- base, root

Characteristics- massive, insulator, resists motion, non compressible/expandable, endurance, stable, solid, non-mutable, receptive to water, female, renews and nourishes, fertile, moist, nurturing, stabilizing, grounding; earth manifests itself through gravity, stability, food, wealth, crops, animals, home, mountains, strength, grounding, protecting, nature, death/rebirth, crystallizes, grounds, dries, confines.

Chemical Element- carbon

Colors- green, brown, black (shamanic); yellow- ceremonial

Consciousness- memory

Creation Gods- Earth Mother

Creative Process- form

Days of the Week- Thursday, Saturday

Death Rites- earth burial

Demon King of the Goetia- Arnaimon Zimimay

Demon Prince- Mahazael

Dialectic Process- result – thesis, manifestation

Dimensions- magical

Direction- north

Direction of View- past

Divine Names- Adonai ha Aretz (Lord of Earth)

Druidic Tool- Holey Blue Stone

Eastern Polarity- yin

Egyptian King- Apephi (ape)

Egyptian Son- Mestha (Hapi): Horus’s ape-headed son

Elemental Being- gnomes, elves, dwarfs and trolls who inhabit the interior of the earth
and are the consciousness of precious gems, minerals and the earth herself

Elemental King- Ghob

Elemental Ruler- Kerub

Energy Flow- base of spine up

Energy Type- Receptive

Enochian Divine Name- MORDIALHCTGA

Enochian Elemental King- THAHAAOTAHE

Enochian Worlds- NANTA

Evangelists- Luke

Familial Aspect- mother

Feeling- centeredness, rigidity

Gender- feminine, receptive

Goddesses- Anu, Brigantia, Branwen, Ceres, Cerridwen, Demeter, Freya, Gaia, Hera, Nephthys, Parvati, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon. Dark.

Gods- Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Mabon, Marduk, Osiris, Pan, Tammuz.

Hand- middle finger

Hebrew Letters- heh (final)

Hebrew Name- Aretz: means land

Human Elements- physical body

Image- mountains, caves, gems, fields, rocks, landscape, plants and animals, fruit,
money, machinery

Incense- musk, earthy, storax, benzoin
3 pts patchouli
2 pts pine
1 pt bistort
1 pt vervain

Influences- Alcoholism, Animals, Apartments, Bills, Business, Success, Earth, Employment, House, Jealousy, Money, Prosperity, Fertility, Stabilizing, Grounding, Riches, Treasures, Surrendering self-will, Touch, Empathy, Incorporation, Material objects, Foundation, Conservation, Ecology

Irish- Talamh

Judiciary Process- experience

Jungian Functions- senses, sensation

Kitchen- the food itself

Levels of Understanding- literal, tangible

Magical Action- to keep silent

Magical Process- materialization

Metals- lead, iron, mercury

Methods- historical

Mineral World Totems- crystals of wisdom, stones for rituals, specific lessons and purposes, highly symbolic messages.

Miscellaneous Info- ley lines, dowsing, stones circles, sacred sites, Feng Shui (Chinese Earth Magic)

Moon Phase- Waning

Musical Instruments- Drums, All percussion instruments

Mythological Beings- giants, leprechauns, trolls

Natural Symbols- Salt, Clay dish of fresh soil, Rocks, Sheaves of wheat, Acorns

Nature- mountains, fields

Negative Characteristics- greedy, sensualist, materialistic, stodgy, narrow-minded, boring, tunnel-vision, materialistic, unreliable, careless, tasteless, lazy, non- progressive

Norse Dwarf- Nordhir

Ogham- Aicme Ailim

Oils- Cypress, Mimosa, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Rose, Tonka, Vetiver

Part of Person- body

Personality Types- gloomy, sullen, dejected

Physical Action- sleep, experiencing unity

Physical Properties- solid

Physical State- solid

Place on Pentagram- lower left

Places- Caves, Canyons, Chasms, Forests, Groves, Valleys, Fields, Farms, Gardens, Arboretums, Parks, Plant nurseries, Farmer's markets, kitchens, Baby nurseries, Basements, Mines, Holes

Plane- physical, etheric

Planets- Jupiter, Saturn, Venus

Plants/Herbs/Trees- apples, ash, bald cypress, comfrey, dwarf elm, elbow bush, hawthorn, Indian grass, inland sea oats, ivy, comfrey, grass, grains: barley, oats, corn, rice, rye, wheat; oak, patchouli, Texas persimmon, vetiver, wheat- Earth smelling

Plant World Totems- oak trees; Ceremonial Incense: honeysuckle, sagebrush, rye, Magnolia, myrrh, patchouli, earth grains, root vegetables, small ground cover plants: aluja, ivy.

Point in Life- Advanced Age

Positive Characteristics- reliable, punctual, stable, persevering, wise, Endurance, Material World

Posture- arms extended palms down

Professional Status- tradesman, industrial worker, crafts person, farmer, financier, builder

Qabalistic Action- stability

Qabalistic Sephiroth- Malkuth/Kingdom

Qabalistic Words- Assiah: World of Action


Ritual Work- ancestors, business, ecology, empathy, employment, fertility, grounding,
health, herb lore, household, incorporation, knot magic, midnight, money, nature, night, prosperity, protection, riches, rune casting, stability, success, surrendering of self-will, touch, treasures, tree magic, Winter, Burying, Planting, Making in images in soil or sand, Gardening, Magnetic, Image, Stone, Tree, Knotbinding.

Rules- the body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, money, creativity, birth, death, silence, chasms, caves, caverns, groves, fields, rocks, standing stones, mountains, crystal, jewels, metal.

Runes- Fehu, Wunjo, Jera, Berkano, Mannaz, Othala

Season- Winter

Sense- touch

Shamanic North- Here lives the Great White Cleansing Wind.
Robes- red. The Earth, the Pipestone, the Blood of the People.
Your Relatives- the Buffalo Nation, the White Buffalo Calf Maiden, the Chanunpa.
White Geese and the daybreak star herb, 4 white horses.

Sounds- bell, gong, cymbals, drum

Spiritual Aspect- serenity, being-ness

State of Matter- solid

Stones- amazonite, emerald, granite, hematite, holy stone, jade, jasper, jet, lodestone, malachite, peridot, picture jasper, quartz, salt rock, serpentine, Tiger’s Eye, tourmaline, turquoise

Symbol of Kali- Lotus Wheel, Ring

Symbol- square

Tarot Court Cards- Pages, Princesses

Tarot Suit- pentacles

Tarot Trumps- Devil, Emperor, Empress, World

Taste- bitter

Tattwa Sanskrit Names- Prithivi

Tattwa Time- December 23- March 21

Temperaments- melancholic

Temperate Qualities- cold and dry, heavy and passive

Tetramorph/Kerub- ox, bull- Luke

Tibetan Direction- South

Tibetan Failing- pride

Tibetan Symbolic Animal- horse

Time- night, midnight

Tools- pentagram, rocks, salt, shield, drum, stones, trees, cords

Tuatha- Stone of Fal from the Otherworld
City of Danaan- Falias
Godform- Morfessa
Green- active
Black- passive
Force- Wisdom of Stone
Invocation- “Tuatha! Tuatha! Morfessa Awake!
Stone of Fal from the darkest North!
Grant Your wisdom ere I go forth!”

Vices- dullness, laziness, inconsiderate, hang-ups, stubborn, possessive, unimaginative,
stress anxiety, inability to change, greed, lazy

Virtues- centeredness, patience, truth, thorough, dependable, practicality, endurance,
perseverance, skill – ability, knowledge

Welsh Faerie- Crystal Holy Stone

Wind Spirit- Boreas, Ophion- old man

Word of Power- AGLA (ah gal lah)

Zodiac- Capricorn (beginning and structure), Taurus (saving and fixed), Virgo (changing,
Mutable and review oriented)

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Sacred Circle

Before there is anything else in Wicca, there is the circle. Wiccans cast a circle to make hallowed ground; a sacred space in between the worlds to be used for raising, amplifying and concentrating power and energy. Sacred circles are used for gathering forces together for a multitude of purposes. As the power strengthens within the circle, a Cone of Power is formed. The circle is used more to contain energy than to keep it out. Once enough energy has gathered, it is released out of the circle’s apex. Think of it as collecting smoke in a soap bubble. The smoke is churned up in the bubble until it is at its strongest. When the bubble is popped, the smoke is released into the ether to accomplish whatever goal was agreed upon.

The circle demarcates a holy place to commune with the God and Goddess. It is also used for protection. I like to cast a circle around my home to keep out all negative energy. You can do this inside, as well, but on a smaller scale. Leaving up a permanent circle around your home means your living on sacred ground. Make sure you honor that commitment. Re-casting the circle, periodically, is a must. The energy used to keep the circle up dissipates after enough time goes by so I like to re-cast on Saturday’s, the day for banishing and protection spells.

However you build the circle is really up to you. Wicca is such a beautiful way of life because, while there is a multitude of traditional ways to do things, you really can right your own book on the subject. Doing what feels true to you and building upon that is the way of Wicca. The one thing that holds true for all Pagans is the circle.

When you draw your circle, make sure you are visualizing a three dimensional object, not just a line on the ground. The circle represents many things: feminine energy, the egg, fertility, Earth Mother, a womb, an astral capsule and a meeting place. It is a boundary between the world of man and the God and Goddess.

This is a multidimensional scaled down universe that transcends time and space. When you draw it, do so with care. Remember to draw an arc around you from above and down through the ground, encapsulating yourself as you go. Visualize that arc as a flaming blue line as you create your three dimensional orb.

Once drawn, you are between the worlds. You consecrate the space, you call the quarters or Elemental Beings, you invoke God and Goddess and you raise power. After you’ve harnessed the power, you release. This is the place to become one with everything because this circle is not of this world, but of all worlds, binding us together as one for as long as we stay in the circle.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Amulets and Their Magick

Acorn: Attract the opposite sex when anointed with musk oil.

Aladdin's Lamp: Good luck, happiness. Helps wishes come true.

Alligator Teeth: Reversals, returning black to its originator.

Arrowhead: Protection, magickal warfare.

Coral: Banishing evil spirits. Protection against accidents.

Claw: Protection on a spiritual level. Invokes shamanic animal guardians against psychic attack and hexes.

Dragon: Creativity, protection and fertility.

Fairy Amulet: Connects bearer with earth and air elementals. Strengthens magickal powers.

Herbal Beads: Possesses highly concentrated energy of the plant they come from. Intensifies the plant's power. See herbs or flowers for more information.

Ivory: Bestows purity and purification to the bearer.

Pelts: Possesses the shamanic qualities of the animal they come from. Treated with reverence, they can be used to invoke guardian animal spirits. See animals for more information.

Poppet: Carried after ritual preparation to protect or provide services to the bearer.

Pouch (Medicine/Mojo Bag): Represents a womb of energy and can contain any vibration you choose to put in it even if empty. Of course you will probably want to add to its power by placing other amulets inside. Try to use natural fabrics or leather to give you pouch the greatest shamanic power.

Rabbit's Foot: Luck, fertility.

Sachet: Pillow filled with herbs, stones or other amulets, can protect during sleep and facilitate astral projection and dream magick.

Unicorn Amulet: Protection from all evil forces. Opens the third eye for magickal workings and divination.

Witch's Ladder: Used for binding other witches and sealing spells.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CIMARUTA - The Witch's Charm

Traditional 2-sided Cimaruta This amulet is also known as the Witches’ Charm. The word cimaruta means "a sprig of rue” and in old times identified the wearer as a member of the Society of Diana, Queen of the Witches. The cimaruta bears the following symbols.

Rooster-Head - dispels the forces of darkness
Crescent Moon - occult forces
Serpent - cunning and wisdom
Key - knowledge
Vervain Blossom - protection (five pointed petals)
To wear this amulet is to embrace the Old Religion of Pre-Christian Europe. Through the essence of the cimaruta, you align yourself with the Witches of Old, carrying on a tradition kept for countless generations. For you wear the identical amulet design worn by the hereditary Witches of Old Italy, the sign of the Tuscan Witch.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Blessing for a Book of Shadows

Hearken to the olden days
Of the witch’s cunning ways
Read the book in light and love
In sun and moon and stars above

Oh gusts of Wind do turn these pages
Within the Fiery hearts of sages
Let the rolling Seas cleanse your soul
While the Earth grounds and molds

The Lord and Lady shall teach you all
While walking through these hallowed halls
Of years gone by and days of yore
We hearken to the witch’s lore

Fill these pages with Thy power
In this righteous, steadfast hour
With the aid of the Lord and Lady
As I will, So Mote It Be!

written by Justine Marie 2009 (C)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Magical Eating

This is just a short guide on food. I love to eat. I love food and because of that, I thought I’d share a brief list of magical foods to eat on specific days for specific purposes. You are not limited to only eating these foods on these days. This is just a short guide to eating in a magical way.

SUNDAY‘s, among other things, is a good day to recharge physically and spiritually. Healing our bodies and our spirits is a good idea after a long week of working and dealing with the stresses of the world. My greatest advice for this day is that you try to maintain a strictly vegetarian diet on this day. Try to eat healthful foods that have not been processed in any way and stay away from meat all together. I usually just eat snacky kinds of foods I on this day. Sliced cucumbers, pineapple rings, watermelon, celery and carrot sticks are all apart of my Sunday diet. As Sunday is ruled by the sun, you might also like to devour a nice round orange.

MONDAY’s are ruled by the moon and as such, are my days for the Goddess. I like to eat things I can prepare in a large pot or sauce pan, all the while imagining that I am Cerridwen preparing a magical brew in my Cauldron of Inspiration. I’ll eat soups and stews on this magical day. I like eggs for breakfast for fertility. Apple crisp, avocadoes, bananas, cherries, yogurt, grapes, raspberries and plums also make it into my Monday diet.

TUESDAY’s are ruled by Mars the God of war, so I work on courage and strength. This is my big red meat day. My day to sink my teeth into something that once lived. My day as a warrior. I like to start off with pancakes in the morning with a side of bacon or sausage. At lunch I might have a nice juicy burger and to finish off the day- steak. Bringing out the inner warrior can help you handle any situation that can arise.

WEDNESDAY’s are ruled by Mercury, the messenger god. This is the day for travel, wisdom and communication. I like to start the day with a pomegranate and for lunch I’ll have some peaches and celery sticks. A nice salmon with dill sauce finishes off the day just right.

THURSDAY’s are ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance and the Norse God, Thor. I like to eat for prosperity on this day. A warm bow, of oatmeal to start the day out right moving through lunch with a big salad and ending up at supper time with a lovely eggplant lasagna with a side of 7 grain bread and pecan pie for dessert.

FRIDAY’s are ruled by Venus and this day, above all others, is the day we do spells and rituals for love. Fruit salads of any combination of the following fruits are appropriate: cherry, apple, mango, papaya, oranges, banana, peach, pineapple, raspberry and strawberry. Cinnamon toast and a giant glass of milk for breakfast hit’s the spot. Apple pie and chocolate ice cream are also wonderful additions to your day of love.

SATURDAY’s are ruled by Saturn the God of agriculture and the harvest. This is also a fine day to work protection magic. Anything with wheat and grains or gourd food is what’s on the menu. Spaghetti and garlic bread, pretzels, rice and corn with blueberry pie for dessert is a meal to look forward to.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Planetary Correspondences

Moon- Goddess mysteries, women's health, the home, children, prophetic dreams, reincarnation, sleep, emotional healing.

Sun- God mysteries, physical health, employment, leadership, prosperity, money, the performing arts and celebrity, self confidence, and new ventures.

Mercury- The intellect, communications written or spoken, teaching and learning, travel, diplomacy, influencing others.

Venus- Inner and outer beauty, love, romance, family, the creative arts, friendship, gardening, peace, happiness, fertility and sexuality.

Mars- Passion, force, power, lust, courage, strength of will, the military, physical exertion, machinery, and competition.

Jupiter- Money, prosperity, success, legal judgments, luck, friendship, investments, social gatherings, ambition, the seeking and granting of favors.

Saturn- Land and real estate, past lives, overcoming self-sabotage, lies, and losses, learning life's lessons and protection from psychic attack.

Uranus- Unexpected changes, higher consciousness, metaphysics, new inventions, re-gathering scattered energies, clairvoyance, freedom, and independence.

Neptune- Inner vision and perception, intuition, dreams, divination, chaos, confusion and revolution.

Pluto- Death, transformations, astral travel, the otherworld, materializations, transfigurations, and metamorphosis.

Note- Now we all know by now that they took Pluto off the official list of planets, but he's here anyway.