Blessing for Spring and Imbolc

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Wishing you a blessed and joyful Imbolc to our Southern Hemisphere Sisters and Brothers!

Love, Light and Peace be yours this day

 

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Lughnasadh Correspondences

Lughnasadh plate

The plate I painted for Lughnasadh.

Lughnasadh Altar 8-8-15

This is the altar I set up last year outside when I did a solitary ritual for Lughnasadh that I had written.

Lughnasadh Altar 2016

Here is a photo of my altar for Lughnasadh this year.

Lughnasadh Altar in a cup

Lughnasadh Altar in a Cup

Echinacea-Earth/ Inner strength

Juniper Berries-Air/ Get rid of negative or unwanted energies

Peppermint-Fire/ Abundance and opens up the breath and heart chakra and revives the mind

Raspberry Leaf-Water/ Protection

Here is a link with a lot of information for Lughnasadh:

https://www.goddessandgreenman.co.uk/lammas

Here is a link for a solo ritual for Lughnasadh:

https://spirallingleaf.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/lammas-lughnasadh-first-harvest-solo-ritual-circle-of-pagans/

Golden Lion Anointing Oil for Lughnasadh

2 drops Frankincense-Base

6 drops Geranium-Middle

2 drop Pettigrain-Top

3 drop Lime-Top

2 drop Sweet Orange-Top

Place 3 Tiger eye crystals in the bottle and then mix the oils with 1 t of Almond Oil.   Good to use at Lammas or in August, since it combines Leo and Sun energies.  Put on Flower of Life grid on top of Holly and place a Scapolite stone on top of the bottle.  Place Sunstone and Honey Calcite in the Merkaba shape and activate the grid.

Lughnasadh Oils

Lughnassadh Oil
2 parts lime oil
2 parts cinnamon oil
2 parts sandalwood oil
1 part clove oil
1 part frankincense oil

Mix well and bottle. Use in Lughnasadh/Lammas rituals.

Golden Lion Oil

Ingredients:

3 parts Frankincense

3 parts Petitgrain

2 parts Lime

1 parts Sweet Orange

Mix the above into 1/8 cup carrier oil such as jojoba, apricot, grapeseed, almond, etc. Good to use at Lammas or in August, since it combines Leo and Sun energies.

Lammas Oil #2

Ingredients:

1/4 dram thyme oil

1/2 dram cinnamon oil

1/4 dram rose oil

1/2 dram gardenia oil

2 – 3 drops allspice oil

Mix well and bottle. Use in Lughnasadh/Lammas rituals.

Lammas Oil #3

Ingredients:

2 tsp. wheat germ oil

6 drops frankincense oil

2 drops clary sage oil

1 drop rose oil

sunflower oil to make 2 TB.

Mix well and bottle. Use in Lughnasadh/Lammas rituals.

Leo Oil #1

To 2 ounces of base oil add 2 tablespoons of any of the following herbs: red sandalwood, frankincense, camphor, cassia, clove, goldenrod, greater celandine, eyebright, goats rue, chamomile, sunflower. Steep one moon cycle or for 12 – 24 hrs. on low in a slow cooker. If stronger scent is desired, remove herbs and repeat. Crack in 2 vitamin E capsules if preservative is desired. This is a good oil to use in rituals done during the zodiac sign of Leo.

Leo Oil #2

Ingredients:

3 drops Petitgrain

1 drop Orange

1 drop Lime

This is a good oil to use in rituals done during the zodiac sign of Leo or wear as a personal oil to increase your own powers.

Leo Zodiac Oil Blend
color – orange yellow

Ingredients:

frankincense (main)

sandalwood (minor)

orange (minor)

musk (minor)

patchouli (minor)

cinnamon (trace)

Add tiger’s eye or ruby to bottle. (Herbs and roots can be used to color the oil, if an all-natural product is desired. This list is from Jeanne Rose’s “Herbs and Things”: Orange Dye: annatto, gamboge or marigold.)

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Sun Gods

Aditi
“The Unfettered”. Hindu mother goddess. She was self-formed and the mother of the sun and moon gods, Mitra and Varuna. She is the unlimited space of sky beyond the far east, the brilliant light from which the gods sprang. She clears obstacles, protects, and solves problems.


Ah Kinchil
Mayan god of the sun.


Akycha
Eskimo sun spirit.


Ama-Terasu
“Great Shining Heaven”. Japanese sun goddess, guardian of the Japanese people and ruler of all deities. One of her tasks was to weave sacred robes for the gods.

When Amaterasu’s troublesome brother Susanowo wreaked havoc on her land, she had to hide in a cave to escape the misery. He destroyed the forests, rice paddies, and the Heavenly Weaving Hall, killing Ama-Terasu’s favorite weaving maiden. He sealed the cave that Amaterasu was hiding in so that no sunlight could reach the earth.

The gods worriedly met to plan a way to free her. After many failures to induce her to leave the cave, the lewd dancer Uzume stepped forth. She danced so that the gods all were delighted and laughed so much that the cave shook.

Amaterasu opened the door of the cave a bit to see what was going on, and asked why they would laugh in such a grim time. Uzume said that they were happy because a new, better, more beautiful sun goddess has come to replace her. Amaterasu immediately demanded to see this goddess, and was shown a mirror. She was startled and spellbound by her own reflection long enough for the gods to drag her from the cave, and so the world was light again and there was much rejoicing.

Amaterasu symbolizes warmth, harvest, love, fertility, goodness, wisdom, peace, light, sun, compassion.

For the rest of this list please click on the following link: http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/enchanted-moon/sun.htm

Sun Gods and Sun Goddesses

In ancient cultures, where you find gods with specialized functions, you’ll probably find a sun god or goddess. Many are humanoid and ride or drive a vessel of sort across the sky. It may be a boat, a chariot, or a cup. The sun god of the Greeks and Romans rode in a 4-horse (Pyrios, Aeos, Aethon, and Phlegon) chariot.

There may be more than one god of the sun. The Egyptians differentiated among the aspects of the sun, and had several gods associated with it: Khepri for the rising sun, Atum, the setting, and Ra, at noon, who rode across the sky in a solar bark. The Greeks and Romans also had more than one sun god.

You may notice that most sun deities are male and act as counterparts to female moon deities, but don’t take this as a given. There are goddesses of the sun just as there are male deities of the moon.

For the list of Gods and Goddesses mention iin this article by N. S. Gill, please click on this link: http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/sungodsgoddesses/a/070809sungods.htm

Sun Phases for Spells

While almost every witch follows Moon phases for doing spells, rituals, and other magickal works. I also use the Sun phases, especially because my patron God is Ra.

Every day there is a waxing, full, waning and new phases for the Sun besides the seasonal changes. From midnight to noon is the waxing phases, the full phase is from 11:55 AM to 12:05 PM, the waning follows until sunset than at 11:55 PM to 12:05 AM is the new Sun phases. For the seasons spring is the waning, summer the new fall the waxing and winter the full. You can also go by Sabbat dates Beltane-Waning, Summer Solstice – New, Samhain – Waxing, Winter Solstice – Full.

This idea and the phases may seem a bit strange to people but when the Moon is in the wrong phases for something I cannot wait to do I use the daily and if possible seasonal Sun phases. This gives me more options of what I need to do.

A Thought for Today

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From: http://www.wordsonimages.com/

There are many things going on in my home that can cause my husband and I to think negatively. Which I will admit I have been doing on and off since he lost his job almost a month ago and no prospects in sight. We were talking about him getting his GED to open more job opportunities for him this morning. He said, “I won’t pass it anyway.”
and I said, “If you think negative results you will get negative results but if you think positive ones you will get positive ones.” This is something we all need to remember when thinking, talking, working magick is if we put out negative energy we get that in return if we put out positive energy this is what we will get back.

What kind of energy do you want flowing towards daily?

Blessed be dear ones!

Correspondence Tables One stop page for all your basic correspondences

Candle Burning
Crystals
Herbs
Wood Meanings
Colours in Spellwork
Colours to Change Your Moods
Oil Blends
Incense
Days Of The Week
Moon Phases
Planets
Zodiac

For The Five Magical Elements Correspondence Information please check HERE
For The Full Planetary Family Correspondence Information please check HERE
For The Full Herb Lore Correspondence Information please check HERE
For The Full Essential Oils Correspondence Information please check HERE

All links are from this web page: http://www.gothwitch.co.uk/tools/correspondence-tables/#Top