Mercury retrograde & Angel advice

Hello lovely people!  Happy Magickal Monday!

Yes, it’s Mercury retrograde time…..but it doesn’t always have to be bad.  If you watch the video, you’ll see what I mean.

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Namaste,

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Turtle Familiar

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By Hypatia

For Coven Life

30/06/2019

 

When this ancient soul enters your life it is prompting you to take a glimpse at immortality.

The turtle is connected to the power of peace, adventure, resilience, adaptation and productivity. People drawn to this energy are usually old souls, ones that are attracted to both the sea and land.

Many beautiful mythological stories have been told about this wondrous creature that possesses an eternal soul.

The Turtle is connected to the creation story time and time again, throughout many cultures.

  • In Hindu Mythology the world is thought to rest on the backs of four elephants that are standing on the back of a turtle.
  • In Africa it was though that the turtle gave all the animals their colours.
  • In North America of the Cheyenne tradition the Great Grandmother Turtle carries the whole world and of course creation itself on her back.
  • In Chinese mythology it was the turtle that helped create the world

It has been used as protection against evil, as good luck for voyages by sea and by land across the globe.

Most importantly I believe that the turtle energy helps us close all other books and begin to tell our own true tale. Turtle energy is behind all great storytellers and writers. So if you are feeling the need to be inspired as a writer or storyteller, try and connect to the Turtle, you might be pleasantly surprised with your creative writing and spoken word.

 

Happy Journeying

Cobra Familiar

Written By Hypatia

For Coven Life

15/06/2019

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Isis, Lady of the Holy Cobra

 

The serpent throughout history has endowed us humans with much power usually reserved for Gods, Goddesses, Kings and Queens.

In ancient Egypt it’s symbolism adorned the crowns of the most powerful Kings and Queens, especially that of the Cobra. Cleopatra from the Ptolemaic blood line in Alexandrea is often depicted with such a powerful serpent on her crown, as so were other Kings and Queens in her blood line thought to be descendant from the Gods themselves.

The Cobra is a symbol of not only mysticism, magick and majesty, but also one of great and infinite or eternal power, something the Egyptian Kings and Queens found very alluring.

It is the connection between life and death and one that represents the afterlife that links the Cobra to mysticism and the occult.

Cobra Familiar is certainly NOT for everyone, a mystical animal that usually attracts the advanced magickal practitioner, or devout students of the magickal arts, allowing them to see through the veil, assisting them to connect with chthonic Gods and other spiritual beings.

It is important that such a familiar is accepted with a pure heart, a clear mind and a ready nourished soul, as the Cobra can offer alluring prospects just to test and throw you off your path. Beware of the Cobra’s hypnotic gaze.

Once this is mastered and understood the Cobra is a profound inner teacher. As a spiritual teacher the Cobra teaches us how to pause, wait and be patient. It can be a fierce protector, teaching us how to be wise and humble.

Cobra brings out your full potential and power. It can be very empowering and somewhat intoxicating seeing this, therefore it is important that you understand that all power is to be respected and used with utmost care and for the good of all. Learn to tame your beast.

When the cobra energy is out of balance it can become egocentric and egotistical. Self illusions and delusion of power and grandeur. Many ancient Kings and Queens have fallen in this trap.

If the Cobra Familiar does appear in your life, ask yourself if you are ready to become a student and unlearn all that you have learnt only to learn all over again.

Spider Familiar

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Written for Coven Life

2/06/2019

By Hypatia

 

Familiars come in all shapes and sizes, both tangible and intangible. It is said that we do not choose our familiars, they choose us.

A Witch is alive in the world of symbolism. A whisper from the trees- Psithurism, a bird singing on a tree or flying in a certain direction- Ornithomancy.

Chanting and spinning like a whirling Dervish, a Witches world is clothed with mystery and wonder at every turn, at every ebb and flow of the ocean and at every waning and waxing of the moon, moving to the rhythm of the Universal energy that is within, one that is made purely of Frequency and Vibration.

When a Witch connects to the spirit of the Universe they attract a power that enlivens every cell in their body, one that brings them closer to the Divine and allows a union with the ‘Natural Law’ of creation itself.

This energy is one that is a conduit between the tangible and the intangible that encourages communication with spirit and comes in many forms, shapes and sizes. One such energy being that of a Witches Familiar.

The World of Familiars is OW so Very Real for a Witch.

In fact non magickal people also have these allies, they simply are unaware of their incredible teachings and powers. Animals either domesticated or wild imprint on people. When this imprinting occurs an incredible bond that is felt between the 2 is established.

In a Witches world, the bond between the Familiar and the Witch can be so strong they literally are an extension of one another. This doesn’t sound all that farfetched especially when you look at current cultures still practicing their ancestral ways how they dance their animal or spirit to connect with it, they merge with their animal to see through their eyes. In effect this too is what the Familiar does for the Witch.

A Witch is trained to tune into the intangible, the world of communing with spirit, seeing energy and understanding that even the slightest touch of the universal web of life creates an incredible ripple that affects all of existence.

This Brings Me to the World of the SPIDER.

Arachne in Greek mythology was a very talented mortal weaver, in fact her weaving was described as being better than that of the Gods. Athena the Greek Goddess of war, hearing this, challenged Arachne to a competition. In the end Arachne of course was the superior weaver and much to Athena’s jealousy that was also mixed with slight humiliation, the Goddess decided to change Arachne into a Spider, destined to weave for eternity. Hence the word that describes all the species of Spiders as Arachnids.

A Spider as a Familiar

This beautiful species called an arachnid has come under many names throughout history and through different cultures. Countless legends speak of lessons learnt through the Spider. Usually identified as a Female energy the Spider has been a great teacher to many over time. Some cultures even use ‘Grand Mother Spider’ as the creation story. If we connect this creation story and describe it through the Hermetic Principle of the web of all universal life, or Vibration and Frequency as the Natural Law, one can only ‘begin’ to comprehend the sheer energy of the Spider and the reasons for its reverence.

Spider Powers

To understand the Spider’s connection in the web of life one needs to connect to the Spider energy, becoming familiar with its powers.

The silk spun by a Spider can create the most enigmatic sacred geometry. This spun silk is said to be 5 times stronger than a strand of steel the same thickness. Science still cannot replicate the incredible strength of this Spider silk.

Spiders are highly tuned to vibrations. In fact they are said to tune their silk web to particular vibrations when weaving to attract certain insects, similar to tuning of an instrument. These vibrations are also important in courtship attracting the right partner for breeding purposes and acting as safety nets in times of danger.

Therefore the Spider and their web has been associated with not only creation but also destruction. Other traits associated by the Arachnid include, wisdom, fortune, death, deception, patience, the feminine, resourcefulness and intrigue, all very natural traits of the Spider species.

Lessons of the Spider

Great many lessons can be taught from the Spider, one that includes resilience, consistency, creativity, patience, receptivity and connection with the shadow self.

When taking on the Spider as a Familiar learn to understand its true existence. See its web as the connection to the web of life, one that creates and also has the power to destroy. Nothing is there just because, everything has a purpose and is created by the Great Mother and Father for a reason, the Spider is one such beauty.

How does a Spider Become Your Familiar?

Now for some there may be a level of ‘cringing’ that involves a natural fear of spiders- Arachnophobia-one that brings chills and sweats at the same time. Yes I too had an enormous fear of Spiders at some stage in my life. I’m not saying that I can pick one up and play with it, however I hold a greater respect for this incredible Arachnid, teaching me lessons that I will carry through the rest of my life. One very lesson is dealing with fears and phobias that have been imprinted on my soul throughout childhood.

I was in awe when I went to visit my dear sister and her Spider Familiar. Not an exotic species in a glass terrarium, ‘only’ a large big black house Spider by the name of Gretchen nicely nestled in the kitchen corner that she would catch and feed live flies to. Some people are just naturally fascinated by insects more so than others. I have learnt to respect them from afar. Where she lives there are also venomous Spiders that can do a great deal of harm to humans. These she catches and takes outside at a safe distance. She also mentioned that these simple house Spiders are renowned in keeping some of the more venomous and aggressive species at bay. Now that is a symbiotic relationship between the Familiar and the Witch. There is give and take. Whether in the physical or the spiritual you need to feed your Familiar. In the spiritual, Familiars are often fed with libations. In the physical, well what ever your Familiar is programmed to survive on.

My sister had made an agreement with Gretchen, by feeding her fresh flies, in return Gretchen would offer her protection to the household from venomous and aggressive Spider species.

It’s about honoring and respecting the relationship, one that is based on give and take. Holding the equilibrium to encourage a homeostatic environment. Remember the sensitive vibes of the Spider and her web extends to your own vibes. Everything is frequency and Vibration as attested by the famous Nicola Tesla.

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
― Nikola Tesla

A Way to Honor Your Mother and/or Father

I really do not know if every country sets aside one day a year to honor a person’s mother and/or father.

A tip to have candles burn longer and drop less– Out the candles in your freezer. Leave them in there until the morning of the day or night you will use it. Always let candle come to room temperature especially if they are in a glass container. I can tell you first hand if you light the candle, especially any size pillar or one in a glass container, they will explode. I had a few blisters on my face and eyelids from a regular, non-empowered ritual, candle exploding and the wax was very difficult to get out of my couch and rug. Please keep in mind safety first When using any size or shape candle for any reason.

Even though mine crossed the veil almost 4 years ago I still honor her daily not just in a day gift card companies, flower and sweet shops say we should. My mom’s favorite colors were green and blue and as I sometimes make poured candles I make twelve 1 1/2 inch in diameter and about 4 to 5 inch tall candles in layers of different shades of blue and green usually on her birthday in December. Then I use one candle per month. On the first of each month I take the used candle out of the glass I had from a long burning candle. I have a plastic resealable bag I use for these pieces, I’ll explain later what I do with them. Before I put the new candle in I carve a memory of something my mom and I did together or something she had said to me or whatever I feel should go on it. I use different alphabets and/or drawings to do this. I then give the candle 3 small spritzes of her favorite scent while saying, “Blood to blood mom I honor you, Blood to blood mom I miss you, Blood to blood mom I love you. ” I say this every day when I might the candle and I spend a few minutes in a type of meditation thinking about what I write on the candle for that month which usually brings back other memories. When I’m done with my meditation, which usually 10 to 15 minutes I know out the candle for the day.

My dad’s favorite colors were a certain shade of blue worn by his favorite baseball team and a bright red wine by his favorite hockey team. I make his candles on his birthday in March the same way I make my mom’s I follow the same exact ritual for him as I do daily for my.mom. The only differences is I spritz the candle with his favorite after shave and substitute “dad” for “mom” in the short chant.

If you do not make candles go to a hobby store or most any kind of department store and buy the two candles that calls to you. If you would rather make it buy candles that will last longer than one month that’s fine. If doing this still spritz every month while using the appropriate chant or chants for mother and/or father. Thank use a different piece of paper every month that is small enough not to hang out of the edges of whatever is holding the candle. Use the present months candle to burn the paper from last month.

Any questions please ask before attempting to do this ritual.

How Angels and Guides Communicate with You

By Robbie Holz

A loving celestial team is constantly protecting, guiding and assisting you. Using their help and wisdom makes your life much easier, joyful and fulfilling. The more you understand how they communicate with you, the easier it is to follow their guidance.

Here are a few of the ways your heavenly team may convey their messages to you:

1. Finding specific objects like feathers or coins, feeling a spontaneous gentle breeze, receiving an unattended phone call are just a few ways they signal their presence and say “Hello.”

2. Computer glitches, a broken pen, a dropped phone call are different ways your team may interrupt the timing or redirect you.

3. Dreams are frequently used to communicate messages.

4. You trip, sneeze, drop something or are startled by a loud noise, these are all ways your guides deliberately get your attention.

5. Your intuition, sixth sense, gut instinct is your ‘internal compass’ and one of the main ways your guides and soul communicate to you.

6. Recurring birds, animals or objects in nature may convey a message…

To read the rest of this article please click on this link: Communicate with Angels and Guides

 

How The Gods and Spirits Speak To Us

When I was a baby pagan witch, I had no idea what people meant when they said the gods or spirits speak to them.  I’d never heard voices, either out loud or in my head.  I didn’t understand what they meant until I experienced it myself.  For me, it’s a lot like hearing my cat’s voice in my head.

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A Joyous and Blessed Samhain

May your dance be one of joy with your ancestors and friends who have crossed the veil. Please kind in mind when honoring ancestors they do not necessarily have to be related by blood or family ties, an ancestor can be anyone who at some point in your life made a difference in it.

An example of a none blood/family ancestor – About a year and a half after my father crossed into the Summerlands I started taking oil painting lessons I was about 13 years old. My teacher was in her Crone years but her love and patience she embraced me with, plus her time spent teaching me, along with others in my class, instilled in me the real beauty of creating something going from my imagination out on to a canvas that I could see. Her warmth and love of art made a big difference in my life when I needed to become a child again instead of an adult taking care of my mother because her grief was almost completely oppressing her.

Magic During Samhain: What Types Of Magic Are Best To Do?

 

Samhain is the time of year when the veils are thinnest, and consequently the spirit world and our world are closer together and communication is more readily and frequently available to us. It’s also a time of year when some of us who are already psychically sensitive to spirits and daimons find that our senses are heightened.

So how we do best take advantage of this time of year? What types of magic are best to practice during this period?

First type that readily comes to mind: divination. Divination is one of those talents which lies both in the psychic and magical realms, and while there are certain forms of divination which fall under one versus the other, either way this is a great thing to practice right now. This especially goes for those who regularly work with a particular daimon or deity when they perform divinations. Deities and daimons associated with divinations, oracles, dreams, omens, and prophecy include ApolloZeusHekateHermesPanBrigidthe MorriganHorusThoth, and Gabriel.

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