The Cosmic Witch Part 9

Written for Coven life

By Priestess Hypatia

30/01/2020

 

Mercury pentacle 4th for blog

The 4th Pentacle of mercury- Seal of Solomon

 

Continuing from the previous post of aligning with Universal Powers for effective magickal practices…….

In this post I will be discussing the 7th of the Sacred Seven (in no particular order) that I have been mentioning in the previous posts.

Here I will be talking about the final planet of the sacred seven and not in that order, the planet Mercury. Ruling over Gemini and Virgo it is the planet that influences the intellect and of communication and therefore the element of air.

Mercury the planet is androgynous and neutral, it is neither masculine nor feminine, neither positive nor negative, taking on the qualities of whatever aspects it comes into contact with.

The Planet

Distance from Sun: 57.91 million km
Orbital period: 88 days
Length of day: 58d 15h 30m
Mass: 3.285 × 10^23 kg (0.055 M⊕)
Surface area: 74.8 million km²

The God

In the Ancient Roman World Mercury was the equivalent of the Greek God Hermes. The swift-footed messenger God traversed between the upper and lower worlds and his origins can be traced back as far as 13th– 15th Century BCE.

The many associations of Mercury include that of fertility, communication that include writing, messengers, trade, luck, and thievery. He was the patron saint of merchants, business people that were involved in all types of trade. The staff of Hermes, the Kerykeion is recognized as a symbol of trade and commerce and not that of medicine.

As the God of Medicine Aesculapius and His Rod is attributed to the arts of health and healing.

In the ancient Egyptian world he was connected to Thoth that is also connected with communication and responsible for writing the Emerald Tablet.

Planetary Magick Correspondences

Day- Wednesday

Colour– Purple, yellow and sometimes Orange

Element– Air

Gem stone– Opal, aventurine, moss agate, fluorite, and sodalite

Herbs– Almond, Anise, Clover, Dandelion, Dill, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lilac, Mace, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vervain

Number(s): 8, 64, 260, 2080

Archangel: Raphael

Metal: Mercury (toxic), safe replacement used in modern magick is Aluminum, sometimes also Zinc is mentioned

Olympic spirit (ruler): Ophiel

Importance in Alchemy– Spells, ritual and charms

Astrology

Due to Mercury’s speedy elliptical orbit, Mercury often appears to be going backwards, with frequent retrograde motions of about 3-4 every year. The good news is that these retrogrades are short lived, the bad news is that when they are in that motion they can at times wreak havoc in your life. Caution in signing contracts, breakdown in communication, avoid surgery, avoid travel, heightened anger, frustration, anxiety and of course the list of all your insecurities goes on. Now the majority of the time such retrogrades go unnoticed, that is until something happens in your life, then there is always Mercury retrograde if it does.

Spell Against Mercury Retrograde

If you are familiar with spell work you can try this to draw the positive aspects of Mercury during its retrograde. It encourages harmony, balance, protection and healing is such tumultuous times.

Spell work-

  1. Purple candle
  2. Anointed with frankincense
  3. Surround with your choice of crystals and herbs from the magickal correspondences above
  4. Light the candle and say:

‘My mind is a fortress, backwards Mercury, shall cause no deceit, nor damage. The light and stones shall save me’.

  1. When the candle has burned all the way down, and extinguished itself, take the stones, place them in a mojo bag, and carry with you as long as Mercury stays in retrograde.

Orphic Hymn

Below is a beautiful hymn or prayer to the great God Mercury- Hermes. Use this if you want to invoke the energy of Mercury- Hermes, use the planetary magickal correspondences for extra guidance and remember as with any spell work to understand, observe and respect the energies that you are working and drawing from and with.

Invocation/ Prayer to Mercury- Hermes

The Fumigation from Frankincense.
“Hermes, draw near, and to my pray’r incline, angel of Jove [Zeus], and Maia’s son divine;
Studious of contests, ruler of mankind, with heart almighty, and a prudent mind.
Celestial messenger, of various skill, whose pow’rful arts could watchful Argus kill:
With winged feet, ’tis thine thro’ air to course, O friend of man, and prophet of discourse:
Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine, in arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine:
With pow’r endu’d all language to explain, of care the loos’ner, and the source of gain.
Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod, Corucian, blessed, profitable God;
Of various speech, whose aid in works we find, and in necessities to mortals kind:
Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear;
Assist my works, conclude my life with peace, give graceful speech, and me memory’s increase.”

Orphic Hymn- #27

Crystals for the Beginner Witch

Witches I thought it would be a great idea to post today on what crystals that is good to use for the beginner witch. When I started out on my journey in witchcraft I started looking at what crystals I could you and I found it hard to find the information therefore that is why I choose to post this today to help my fellow witches.

List of crystals that every witch should have in their witch toolbox…

Hematite: this is good to use for grounding, protection, and scrying

Rose Quartz: this is good for promoting love and helps fight anxiety and depression.

Clear Quartz: this is good for protection, healing, and clarity.

Selenite: Prevents bad dreams and great for clarity.

Amethyst: Used for protection and helps to rebut effects you don’t want.

These stones will help every witch out there in everyday life and for use during rituals or really anything and everything in your life.

What Do I Need To Have and Do to Be a Witch? – Introduction to Series

This is an introduction to help explain the title question. Today’s post is just going to answer frequently ask questions I have gotten over the years. Some of the other topics for this series will include but not limited to magickal tools, herbs, essential oils, crystals, precious and semi-precious gems, stones, your Book of Shadows, your altar and what you want to put on it, spells, rituals, etcetera. Most of the topics have other posts about them on Coven Life and Witches of The Craft. I also might add viedo links and/or a link for a general search on that day’s topic.

If you have questions about things in any of the post please ask them in the Comment box located below each post. This way if other people have the same question I only have to answer once.

If at anytime you want to share a picture of how you do something for that days topic please email it to LadyBeltane@aol.com subject line should have “For Sharing” please include your first name only or you pagan name and a short description about the picture. At the end of each days post the top I for tomorrow will be there. If you get pictures to me by 8:00 PM CDT for the next days topic I will include them in them post.

Any questions please ask them in the Comment section and I will reply to them by 8:00 PM CDT.

Tomorrow’s topic will be “Magickal Tool.” I look forward to learning different ways of doing things for every topic with you.

 

Ametrine

Ametrine, also known as trystine or by its trade name as bolivianite, is a naturally occurring variety of quartz. It is a mixture of amethyst and citrine with zones of purple and yellow or orange. Almost all commercially available ametrine is mined only in Bolivia.

The colour of the zones visible within ametrine are due to differing oxidation states of iron within the crystal. The different oxidation states occur due to there being a temperature gradient across the crystal during its formation.

Read more at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ametrine

Balancing Your Energy Body: A Complete Guide to Chakra Healing

Our Chakras

Everything in our universe is radiating energy, from the biggest mountain or ocean, to the tiniest blade of grass, to each individual cell in our body. All of our cells emit energy in different ways, and different cells will emit different kinds of energy depending on where they are located within the body and what their job is.

It should come as no surprise, then, that given the specialized nature of your body’s energy, there are several different channels located on key points of the body through which energy can flow in and out in a constant stream. These are called the chakras.

The word chakra means “wheel” in Sanskrit, though these are not like any wheels we’ve ever seen. Chakra energy spins in a clockwise direction as it moves the energy of our body out into the field around us, and it spins counterclockwise to pull energy from our external world (and the people in it) into our body. It is the frequency state of our chakras that determines the direction our energy will flow as they either draw energy into our body or release it outward.

 

“There are several different channels located on key points of the body through which energy can flow in and out in a constant stream.”

 

Please continue reading the link below….

https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/chakra-healing-energy-body-balancing/

 

Chakras, Colors, & Stones

 

The word Chakra means “wheel” in Sanskrit, there are 7 major energy centers in the human body (and hundreds of minor ones). Chakras receive, assimilate, and distribute energy throughout our energetic fields (auras). Each Chakra is unique as it has it’s own characteristics and functions. These 7 energy systems resonate and vibrate at the same frequency as their respective colors of the rainbow, and are the network through which the body, mind and spirit, can come together. Your chakras are also energy vortexes (disc) that distribute universal life force energy throughout the body. This life energy is called “Prana” and flows down through the top of your head (the crown chakra) through your spine, to your pelvic floor (root chakra).

 

Please read for further understanding….

http://www.thehoodwitch.com/blog/2015/3/12/chakras-stones

 

 

The Chakra System

 

1st – Root Chakra or Base Chakra
Sanskrit: Muladhara
Location: Anus and genitals, connected with the coccyx
Color: Red
Area Governed: Kidneys and spinal column
Psychological Function: Will to live, quantity of physical energy
Corresponding Crystals: Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Hematite
Corresponding Sound/Tone: ‘Uh’ as in cup/ musical note C.

 

To continue reading about the rest of the chakras please follow the link below.

http://www.thewayofthewitch.com/the-chakra-system.html

Full Moon Gathering Activating Your Chakras

WHEN:

24th September 2018

Socialization starts at 6:00 PM CT

Circle cast at 7:00 PM CT

 

Please DO NOT enter chat room once circle is cast this will break the circle. Please DO NOT leave unless asked to before circle is done. Thank you.

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Ensure you have
    • Your altar set up and ready to go.
    • You have a candle representing The Goddess, the God and spirit to light before we start to activate our Chakras. Please set up you altar as per normal.

If you are unfamiliar with altar set up, please refer to our Coven Life website or WOTC.

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

  • If you like you can use a crystal for each of your chakras. If you don’t have that luxury please don’t worry, visualisation is fine.
  • You can place your chosen crystals on you alter and pick them up to place over each Chakra as indicated.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The diagrams below will give you a brief idea of what we will be concentrating on when each chakra is indicated during the ritual. If you are using the corresponding crystals below, they can be used to cleanse and activate the Chakras at any time, as needed. They will be charged and activated by the Lunar energy on the evening.

In the ritual tonight, by opening and closing our sacred space we will be applying that same energy to our Chakras. When Chakras are open, it is equally important to close them. This is to maintain their integrity as so they support our entire energy system.

Please take the time to study the charts below and read up on some of the posts that have been going up over the last few days.

 

The Chakras

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Crystals corresponding to the Chakras

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The Theme is- Activating and Cleansing your Chakras:

This full moon we will be harnessing the Lunar Energy. We will be activating our Chakras to realign our entire being and allowing the lunar energy to enter each Chakra for a healing aspect with the assistance of Selene. This is not drawing down the moon, it is using the moon energy, or what the old religion called the moons perspiration. It was from this perspiration that potions and spells were created from.

This mystical full moon ritual will assist in activating your Chakras to help you bring forth your best self.

 

Preparing your sacred space:

Take care to prepare your sacred space before the ritual, if you are unable to burn incense, please use the power of intention such as a white light showering you and your surroundings. For further information on how to cleanse your space please look in Coven Life or WOTC.

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/16/cleansing-your-crystals/

https://covenlife.co/2016/11/09/smoke-cleansing-with-wood/

 

NOW LET THE RITUAL BEGIN

 

Casting the circle:

         To the Guardians of the East:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the South:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the West:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the North:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother Selene the Triple Goddess and The Sun God Apollo.

 

I call Upon the Guardians of spirit to protect us from above and below. As is above so is below, as is below so is above.

 

Allow us to see beyond the veil- to the world of effects, of causes and meaning, and of beauty and power.

 

Protect us Great Mother Selene and Sun God Apollo for all gathered here and those afar who are unable to be with us. Allow no negative energy to touch us, to harm us and that nothing we call upon will harm us and others.

 

We come together in perfect love and perfect trust.

 

Greeting:

Hypatia – Merry meet brothers and sisters and honoured guests.

 

Everyone – Respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from.

 

CEREMONY

If you have chosen a crystal corresponding to each Chakra please remember to hold it to the chakra as we go through the system …..

We will be spending one minute energising each Chakra. This process is important and should not be rushed.

Now begin to relax your body and clear your mind. Feel the magic coming from the moon (Selene) and notice a tingling sensation within.

Visualize the energy from each of your seven Chakras floating into Selene and becoming brighter in colour.

Next, beginning with your Root chakra visualize a red energy leaving Selene and reconnecting to your spine. You are now experiencing a greater sense of feeling balanced and grounded.

Turn your focus to your Sacral Chakra and visualize an orange energy flowing from Selene and circling around your navel. You are feeling limitless creativity and confidence.

Now, at your Solar plexus begin to visualize the yellow energy flowing from Selene to your stomach, filling you up with empowerment and strength.

As the colours continue to move and transform from Selene concentrate on your Heart Chakra. Visualize a loving green energy flowing from Selene to your heart. As it penetrates your heart, you begin to feel love, happiness, joy and peace.

Now moving up to your Throat Chakra, begin to visualize a blue energy leaving Selene and directly connecting to your throat. You begin to feel expressive, free, and all of your words flow with ease.

With your attention at your Third Eye chakra, visualize an indigo energy exiting Selene and entering the area of your third eye. You begin to unfold new ideas, new thoughts, and become awakened and in tune to your psychic abilities.

You have now reached your Crown Chakra. Begin to visualize a purple energy flowing from Selene to the crown of your head. As you connect to your higher self or higher power, you are feeling inspired and a newness of endless possibilities.

Take a deep breath in and slowly exhale. Visualize each chakra being filled with the light and energy from Selene, filling you with health, balance and vigor.

Thank The Great Goddess Selene for the cleansing and releasing of negativity, and for filling your soul with new beginnings and fresh perspectives.

Please ensure that you meditate for the whole 2 minutes, this is important.

Type done only when you have finished.

 

Dismiss the circle:

         To the Guardians of the East:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the South:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the West:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the North:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need and want.

 

I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft

 

Merry part until we merry meet again.

 

 

 

The Magickal Properties of Amethyst

Amethyst is a variety of quartz known as the stone of spirituality and contentment. It has many practical and spiritual uses — and you can learn how to benefit from its properties.   

The pink to deep violet color seen in amethyst is due to the presence of iron. The Chevron amethyst displays the deepest hues of purple. Because purple is associated with the sixth chakra —  the “third eye” located between the brows with which we receive intuition — the stone is said to enhance peace of mind, relaxation and self-discovery. This is an excellent stone for shamanic journeying and for inner-self evaluation and evolution. The stone lessens any resistance to helping oneself, particularly as concerns self-awareness. It also diminishes addictive tendencies.

Read more at:

https://www.herbalmusings.com/magickal-properties-of-amethyst