One of My Altar Set Ups

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I set up this altar as an example and for cleansing my new small cauldron. on it is starting with the pentagram, I made this out of branches from five different trees (Red Maple, Sliver Mapel, Pine, Mulberry and Crabapple ) in my yard it is knotted together with my hair I gathered from my hair brush then covered each know with white glue. For the God symbol the r are pine cones. The Goddess is represented by a birds nest holding a small fake bird, silk rose buds in various colors and 2/3 of a bird egg shell. I found the egg she’ll broke open under the Crabapple tree. I cover it inside and out with white glue to give it some strength. For the elements there is an Angel  (actually made as a yule tree topper) for Spirit, an incense burner and Blue Jay feather for Air, a candle in a holder my husband and I bought on a vacation for Fire, a suppose to be volvite candle holder that has salt and a stone for Earth, and another suppose to be volvite candle holder with melted snow for Water. To the right is my Athena closest to pentagram and sword to its right. On the left is Mt Red Maple wand closest to the pentagram and my personal candle. My candle was inscribed using the Ogham alphabet with my witch name (it is different then my pen name on here) dedicating it to help me to stay centered when it is lit, and help in anyway it needs to during a ritual. The wine glass on the right contains juice and small plate on left holds crackers. These are an offering to the God and Goddess I inked to help cleanse my things and for my celebration after the ritual.

Stop Bad Luck Charm Bag

You will need the following items for this spell:

  • Small Draw-String Bad (About 1-2 inches deep)
  • Angelica root
  • African Ginger
  • Fennel seed
  • Holy thistle
  • Clove
  • Basil

Casting Instructions for ‘Stop Bad Luck Charm Bag Spell’

Make or buy a small draw-string bag about 1-2 inches deep. Put in a pinch or two of each of the following:

Angelica root
African Ginger
Fennel seed
Holy thistle
Clove
Basil

Add a small citrine to the pouch and you have a powerful sachet. During the full moon, put the bag together, then consecrate and charge it. Make certain it is tied tightly. Keep it close to your heart.

FROM: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/

A Thought for Today – The Importance of Your Given Name

It is important not to let other’s that could wish or do you harm to know your whole given name. If the person practices the dark or gray or light side of The Craft the name you were given at birth can be
used against you when a Witch/Pagan performs a spell, hex, curse or anything else that might possibly harm you. The flip of the coin a White Witch can use it for good when performing a spell or
charming an item for a specific reason without your knowledge. For these reasons it is best to only let a Witch/Pagan only know your first name if any of your given name at all unless you know and
trust them fully.

Any Witch/Pagan that truly walks in the light and most that walk in the gray will not perform any type of a spell, healing, incantation, etc. for you without your permission. This is just good manners and common curtsey.

When enchanting/charming an object for yourself you should use your whole name in the spell being used. This will ensure it is for you. Example a black stone to gather negative energy and/or an
entity before it reaches you either by attaching itself to your physical body or your aura or your mind or your spirit or just hover close by and causing mischief in your life. Many of us have negative
things hovering around us for one reason or another…Why give them easy access to you?

This is why many Witches/Pagans chose a name to use when in a coven and/or gathering with other Witches.

Copyright 2011 Lady Beltane