Golden Iron Ryrite for Sunday

This stone resembles gold and carries Solar energies. It is a powerful grounding stone. Golden Iron pyrite works with the Solar Plexus chakra and serves as a booser of energy. In combination with other stones it can raise their powers to the extreme. It is a good stone to use when we want to manifest our desire into the physical or to prevent nightmares. I will describe it with a few words : Power, Manifestation, Sun, Success.

Here is more about this amazing stone, photo and information  thanks to

https://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/iron-pyrite.html

For Energy Strength And Vitality

Pyrite CubeNatural Cubic Pyrite

Iron Pyrite is a strong stone to promote positive thinking and manifestation.

 

This is a stone to encourage you overcome feelings of inadequacy and live your life to its full potential. It will boost self worth of the individual and allow you to have the energy to take action, where needed.

 

 

This golden stone primarily helps the chakra that boosts personal power, known as the solar plexus.

It has a strong solar energy, and its golden color is part of this vibration.

This stone also has a strong spiritual grounding action, and this makes it a stone to use within both the base or root chakra and the earth star chakra.

It is beneficial for the lungs, and helps asthma and bronchitis, and will increase your stamina. It will confer a speedy increase in strength and vigor.

The solar energy within these stones enhances your efficiency at manifesting your strongest desires. Soon after you begin using it, you will feel a growth in your level of energy.

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Black Onyx for Saturday

Merry Meet

 

Saturday is under the influence of the planet Saturn. Saturday is a day to work for  justice, defence, breaking curses , unhealthy relationships and reversals.

The energy of Black Onyx can help you bring protection into your life. Colour black prevents from energy leaking and makes you invisible for unwanted energies. This stone will build strong will within you if you are a person that finds it difficult to be strong enough to say NO when neccessary. This stone needs to be worn for a long time to start working with you, but once this is achieved you will become  a kind of leader for others/ or just a leader of your own life, that is a rather good option in all cases/ and you will develop strong will. This is what I know for Black Onyx. I will put it into some words : Strength, Protection, Defence, Invisibility, Success.

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains

Here is a good information and photo of the black onyx:

More about Black Onyx thanks to

https://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/onyx/

Onyx is a chalcedony, which is a variety of the microcrystalline quartz. It is formed when silica is deposited in lava gas cavities.

This results in the unique bands or stripes that Onyx stones usually exhibit.

Onyx is often a black stone, but there are also Onyx stones that are brown, pink, red, and green. There are also colorless Onyx stones.

 

With Onyx, you will feel invincible and you will feel like you can achieve anything!

Onyx is also an excellent stone to get rid of negative perceptions. It will help you in letting the world see a different side of you.

It will give you emotional healing, and it will infuse you with feelings of hope and positivity.

Onyx will fill you with energies of confidence that will improve your ability to face people, to speak in front of a large crowd, and to express what you feel convincingly.

This will greatly improve how you relate to people and how you leave your mark on them.

Onyx will bring you restful and pure energies. It will soothe your worries, remove your fears, and ease your tensions.

During really busy and crazy days, the warmth that you will feel from this stone will reassure you that everything will be okay.

No matter how demanding the days become, you will always enjoy a quiet and easy moment.

Onyx will bring you increased vigor, stamina, and strength. It will strengthen your discipline and self-control.

This stone will also give you strong support when you’re experiencing difficulties in your personal or professional life.

It’s a strong and protective stone that will help you when you’re facing your adversaries in any kind of conflict.

It will act as a defensive stone that can deflect any threat or negative energy aimed at you.

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Emerald is good for Friday

This powerful green stone carries the vibrations of Love and the Blessings of the Goddess. It is strongly connected with Nature and growth and has a connection with fairy realms and magic.

Here is more about this enchanting stone and a photo I share with you thanks to

https://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/emerald-stones.html

Emit the Green Ray Of Nature Itself

EmeraldNatural Emerald Stone

 This heart chakra based energy makes them known as a stone of successful and abundant love.

By helping you to let go of negativity, natural Emerald crystals will create positive actions and outcomes, and give you the strength to overcome any problems in your life.

Within all of nature, in the plants and the grass and the trees you can see this clear green color, and the energy of the green ray.

The energy of nature itself is embodied within stones that carry the green ray, like Emerald stones. These beautiful crystals emit the green ray, a vibration that will open the heart chakra and draw love into your life.

This lovely stone has many excellent qualities, which is why it was chosen to be a May birthstone and is commonly used in engagement rings, as it has a strong loving vibration.

They are stones of manifestation, and although today’s society seems to concentrate on the attributes of manifesting things, including money, this stone brings through much more.

If you desire to use this stone to help you to manifest loving attributes, good health and a peaceful, loving and harmonious existence, or to learn how to stay happy, you might like to have this stone in your life.

Of course it will manifest abundance as well as money, and you all know that of course money is necessary in life.

The green ray is embodied within these lovely stones, and it encourages you to have respect for all life and all of creation.

As you feel this respect within you, it may prompt you to live life in a more loving way.

You may find that your love and emotions begin to resonate with Divine Love.

This is the purest and highest form of love in existence, and you begin living your life from a spiritual, heart based perspective.

Feelings such as compassion, hope, loyalty, encouragement, reassurance, gentleness, kindness, goodness and of course unconditional love, are connected with these emotions, and with all the blessings that are in your life.

 I love emerald gemstones and wear one in my engagement ring every day, but for their metaphysical attributes to benefit you don’t need an expensive stone.

All Emerald stones, including rough or natural pieces like the ones shown here, emit this energy and have an effect on the emotions that are within you.

It will still give you the powerful metaphysical properties that are embodied in this stone but at a lower cost.

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Lapis Lazuli is good for Thursday

Thursday is connected with the energies of Jupiter, energies of Abundance , Royality, Grace , Legal actions and Truth. Dark Blue colour is the colour of the noble Jupiter that is considered a King, A Priest King.

Deities for Thursday are : Thor/ The Thunder God, Old Norse/, Njord / God of the oceans and winds, Old Norse/, Poseidon/ Ruler of the oceans,  Ancient Greek/,  Zeus / the Thunderer, the King of Gods, Ancient Greek/, Athena / Ancient Greek Goddess of War and Legal Actions/, Maat /Ancient Egyptian/, Amon RA /Ancient Egyptian/

Like the skills of these Gods that are skills connected with  Fire and Water, this stone combines the blue colour of the deep ocean or the night sky with the golden particles of fiery little shining stars into the stone structure.

It was sacred for the Ancient Egyptians . It represents Nut, the Goddess of the night and mysteries. Pharaohs sailed West after death into the night sky on their boat that takes them to Nut. Nut is the eternal mystery, the feminine energy that is both end and beginning, the sacred womb that swallows the Sun and brings the Sun back to life for the New Day.

Here below is part of the article and a photo thank to

ttps://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/lapis-lazuli-stones.html

Mistress of the Mountains

For Enlightenment, Truth and Developing Psychic Gifts

Lapis Lazuli Stones resonate with the vibration of truth and enlightenment.

They are powerful intense blue stones for opening the third eye and stimulating the pineal gland.

The more blue in the stone, the more valued it has always been.

These stones have been prized since antiquity, as they are one of the most beautiful blue crystals sold.

Lapis Lazuli is a useful stone to wear as it is said to relieve anger and negative thoughts, as well as easing frustrations causing the anger.

They resonate with the energy of the inner king or queen, and are historically stones of royalty, and this crystal also helps to balance the male and female aspects of your personality.

The energy of these blue crystals may intensify the growth of intuition, channeling and psychic abilities, and may aid you to contact your guardian angels.

The capacity of this crystals energy to stimulate the development of psychic gifts, makes it a stone that is in demand.

Lapis Lazuli stones makes beautiful jewelry, that will both balance your inner self with your external self, and help to harmonize the male-female facets of your personality, as well as helping to relax you.

Lapis Lazuli Stone PendantVery large Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Pendant.

 

It is on the birthstone list by month, and is usually sold in many stores as birthstone rings or pendants. It is a September birthstone as well as the October and December birth stone.

 

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Agate for Wednesday

Agate stone family is so big that there are types of Agate that resonate with different elements , the colours of the Agate stones may cover the full spectrum : from pire white , blue, green, red, yellow to black agate. The day of Wednesday is ruled by the planet Mercury and here I will share with you an information from my favourite stone/crystal site ” Healing Crystals for  you “. The photo and the information  below belongs to

https://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/blue-lace-agate.html

This is Blue lace agate, resonates with communication and Wednedsay ”

Blue Lace Agate…

Helps Communication – Soothing Nurturing Energy

Blue Lace AgateBlue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate will boost your ability to communicate, especially the thoughts and feelings that you receive from your higher self.

It is an excellent emotional healing stone, with strong metaphysical properties.

Its energy resonates within the throat chakra bringing a lovely sense of tranquility, as it alleviates anger and nervous tension.

It is a soothing and nurturing stone, that will bring you calmness and peace of mind.

It is an excellent stone for you if you need to boost your ability to express yourself, when you sense that it is required.

 

 

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Selenite stone

Merry Meet dear Brothers and Sisters in the craft. It is as pleasure to me to start a new week connecting with the healing and helping energies of the stones and crystals. Today, Monday , 2nd of April I start with a stone for Monday.

SELENITE or MOONSTONE

“Connect To Divine Light For Personal Transformation

Selenite crystals work to help you to bring light down from the higher realms into the physical body, to create personal transformation.

The white or transparent crystals have a strong vibration that may open the crown chakra and the soul star chakra.

This will assist you to contact the Divine Mind and to access the Angelic realm.

 

https://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/selenite-crystals.html

Once it clears any negativity or distortions from the crown chakra, the energy is then free to flow via the stellar gateway to the soul star chakra.

Using Selenite may help you to learn how to be psychic, as it has a strong vibration.

This stone may act as a conduit to other dimensions, as you remember your past lives in different places.

 

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Willow ~ a tree witch

Willow

Willows which by water stand
Ease us to the Summerland.

 

Salix alba

Tree of Enchantment, Tree of Witcheries

Fifth month of the Celtic Tree calendar, 

April 15th – May 12th

 

Fifth consonant of the Ogham alphabet – Saille


Saille Ogham

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Symbolism: Resonance and Harmony

Stone: Moonstone

Birds: Hawk, Snowy Owl

Color: Silver

Deity: Persephone, Hecate, Cerridwen, 

Artemis, Selene, Luna, Diana, Brigit

Sabbat: Beltane

Folk names: Osier, Pussy Willow, Saille, Salicyn Willow, Saugh Tree, White Willow, 

Witches Aspirin, Withe, Withy

 

Medicinal properties

Willow bark contains salicin, or Salicylic acid, used to make aspirin. 

Infusions from the bark have long been used as a remedy for cholls, rheumatism, and fevers. 

Willow sap applied to the skin can remedy acne, and a strong decoction of boiling 

the bark and leaves in water can be rubbed into the scalp for dandruff.

 

Magickal properties

New Moon magick, creativity, fertility, female rights of passage, inspiration, emotion, binding. Love, Love divination, protection, healing.

 

Also known as the tree of immortality because of its ability to 

re grow from a fallen branch in moist ground.

 

A wand made from Willow wood has many uses: 

sleep with it and have more vivid dreams, use it to draw down the moon, 

protection for underworld journeying

 

Magickal Brooms, witch’s brooms are traditionally bound with a willow’s branch.

 

 

There once was a Willow, and he was very old,

And all his leaves fell off from him, and left him in the cold;

But ere the rude winter could buffet him with snow,

There grew upon his hoary head a crop of mistletoe.

All wrinkled and furrowed was this old Willow’s skin,

His taper finger trembled, and his arms were very thin;

Two round eyes and hollow, that stared but did not see;

And sprawling feet that never walked, had this most ancient tree.

~Julianna Horatia Ewing, “The Willow Man” ”

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Thanks to

http://www.thegoddesstree.com/trees/Willow.htm

The Runes of Odin (12. Jera)

Element : Earth

Star : Sun

Tree : Oak

Plant : Rosemary

Meaning : Harvest

“ You shall reap what you have sown”

Galdr : http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/galdr.html

Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html

 

Comfort, harmony with others, this rune symbolises the proper thoughts and actions that lead to the proper results. It is good for gardening and farm work, for a happy home and welbeing. Draw Jera with long lasting ink over the front door at New Year Eve and the good fortune will stay in the home until the ink completely fades.

This is the rune of the Harvest, of the gathering of the crops.  It is used in all legal operations and processes. Jera is connected with justice. It can be used for positive outcome after you have spent money , time and effort to achieve something.

Jera is fertility, creativity, peace, harmony, enlightenment. It symbolises the ever lasting movement of the cycles in the Universe.

Jera is used for manifestation into material world, for the fruition of our plans . It is a prise for the efforts that have been made in the past.  Jera symbolises the 12 months of the year and the natural cycles and the change of seasons. Basically this is a positive rune, but it can be also regarded as the outcome of past deeds that means justice.

Jera does not have reverse meaning

Divination : now you are harvesting the results of your actions or efforts, it is a time to celebrate, a time of abundance and joy. But do not forget that winter comes after the summer / autumn. You should gain wisdom for the next challenge. Expect new challenges. You should prepare the soil and plant the new seeds.

The rune is drawn with the thumb starting from top to bottom.

“Jera is a rune of patience and movement with the harmony with natural tides of life. Moving with such life rhythms brings abundance and plenty. The cyclical recurrences in the biosphere and of the astronomical procession spirals through time, and contains many more profound secrets than does our common involvement with linear time, calendar dates and the clock.

Jera has to do with right timing. Jera is in the maxim “This too shall pass”, the proverb, “As you sow, so shall you reap”, and in the modern adage, “time heals all wounds.” Using this rune is the key to understanding the mysteries of time and the psychological importance of dividing and managing time.  Deadlines bring out the best in us and motivate us to grow to levels beyond our present ability. It also moves us to strategically taking action when the time is right. Take advantage of the ups and coast through the downs.

Read the rest of this article here

 

http://runesecrets.com/rune-meanings/jera

“Jera means “season” or “year”, this rune relates to the cycles of the life. Jera announces the coming in due course of a good harvest if the good gestures were done at the right time. However due to its cyclic action, Jera announces however that it is only temporary, quite as the seasons which pass and follow on infinitely. Everything is in movement and everything returns to the same point because of the Nature’s cyclic movement. Furthermore being connected with Freyr and Freya, the twins gods male and female, Jera symbolizes the mystic union between the Earth and the Cosmos.

Read the rest of this article here

http://tirage-rune-magie.net/us/rune/meaning/jera-ger.htm

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains

 

 

A Little about when Lady Beltane was a Novice

I was getting ready to post articles about Imbolc and Lammas but my Spirit Guides had a different idea of what I should post today.

I was asked by one of the Adept witches in our online coven to talk a little about my time as a newbie in a coven and what it was like on up to where I am today. So I will begin this journey of telling about my journey with my novices year and a day. Let me stress that all covens are different in how they treat newcomers and even established members. Some have very strict rules while others have seemingly no rules. So if you are interested in a specific coven make sure it is a good fit for you and how you want to study The Craft and you are a good fit for their group.

My instructors, as I did not consider them being mentors as we had no real personal relationship, were pretty different than how I mentor my novices. I was a novice about 40 years ago and a lot has changed. The coven I was in during the time I was a novice was Wicca not really any well know tradition just WIcca. First, of all, I was not allowed to attend any actual coven gatherings until I had studied for six months. My first six months of studies were basically reading different papers written by the elders in the coven and books they told me to read than doing written assignments for each thing I read. There were specific questions that pertained exactly to the papers or books I read and I had to basically do book reports for some of them. I was discouraged from reading anything that was not assigned reading. Secondly, my written assignments ranged from how to set up an altar to how to commune with animals (something I am still working on achieving today). I wrote nothing about spells, rituals or how to write and perform them, this was considered too advanced for a novice. I only had access to the oldest members of the coven one evening per week to call if I had a question about what I was working on that week. This made it very difficult at times for my studies to progress as fast as the coven or I would have liked. When I was finally allowed to attend coven gatherings I was not allowed to speak to anyone before the ritual started or during it. I was allowed to mingle with coven members after the ritual but not to ask questions about my studies unless I could get one of the elders aside where no one else could hear us. It was an extremely stressful year and a day for me to the point of me seriously thinking I was on the wrong spiritual and magickal path. I did make it through their novice training but when it came time to be brought into the coven as an adept I chose to try a different coven in a totally different town as I did not really want to run into any of the first coven’s members.

Please keep in mind my experiences were about 40 years ago and every coven is different in how it brings new members into it.Next time I Will talk a little about my Adept year and a day which was much more pleasant than the novice level. Not just because I knew more but because the coven was a lot more welcoming and caring.

Until then dear ones try to bring something magickal into your life every day thank will bring you happiness or joy or love or caring or comfort or whatever you need that day. Much love and many blessings from me to you my dear ones.

General Coven Information

No two covens are ever actually a like, but most do follow some common guidelines. This is just a brief outline I will go into more detail for each thing in separate posts.

They usually have a minimum of thirteen members. These would include twelve regular members being in the novice or adept class. Also a Priestess, Priest, High Priestess, High Priest or a combination of two or more of these. Part of the reason for this is the Priestess or Priest will usually control and channel the energy the coven is raising to accomplish whatever it is they are trying to do. If the group is much larger and there is not a strong enough Witch to control the power/energy being raised bad things can happen (I was visiting a coven that had twenty members and the Priestess was not strong enough to control the power that was raised and the sacred circle had not been open properly. So energy escaped from it and blew out three windows in the members home the meeting was at. Now one was seriously hurt just a couple of scratches). Usually with a coven this large a High Priestess and/or High Priest preside over the gathering as the coven is getting close to being divided into two separate covens. Some covens are a lot larger than thirteen members and work out well.

A regular indoor and/or outdoor gathering place. This can be somewhere specific for every gathering or the place might even rotate trough members homes and/or yards.

Almost every coven will gather for the eight Sabbats and thirteen Esbats. There is usually a time for socializing after the Circle and Ritual is done for members to visit, eat and drink.

The Priestess and/or Priest are the leader of the individual coven, One or both of them decide the roles and duties of the other members. They help meditate problems between coven members. Iniate novices and train adepts.

A novice is a brand new member of the coven and much of the time has no training in The Craft. In most covens a year and day is the time length for a novice to be active in the coven before becoming a full coven member. Once they have become a coven members they move to the Adept level.

Adepts help to train the novices. They might also depending on the coven leaders lead rituals usually on the Esbats. They can ask to be trained as a Priestess or Priest.

The High Priestess and/or High Priest usually have more than one coven they help and oversee. One or both train the Priestesses and/or Priests. They mediate between coven members if the Priestess and/or Priest have had no luck in doing so. They mediate between members and the coven Priestess and/or Priest. They may also need to mediate between the coven Priestess and Priest, which is very rare.

Some covens have a dress code (i.e. must ware a cape without or with a hood, a certain color dress or shirt, etc). Some do not care what a member wears as long as it is not degrading to the ritual and/or people. Some go Skyclad (nude).

Suggestions for possibly finding a coven in your area:

If there is a “New Age’ shop that sells Witch supplies go in a few times and talk with the employees after a few visits and they have become comfortable with you ask them if they know of a coven. Never ask for the coven leaders phone number but offer to give them your number to pass on to the coven leader. As most Witches are still in the “broom closet” for fear of rejection by friends, family, co-workers, etc.

This is a general search link on Google.com that might help you find a coven and/or other Witches in your area.

http://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q=witchvox&o=apn10506&prt=cr

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