Good Wednesday Morning To All Our Brothers & Sisters Of The Craft!

Please read Lady Abyss complete message. Her spirit and heart are very sad and somewhat confused right now because she may have to choose between saving her familiar’s, Kade, life and keeping her website Witches of The Craft (a.k.a. WOTC). She has done so much for the pagan community as a whole to show the world we are kind, caring, loving etc people even if we choose to follow a spiritual and magickal path in The Craft instead of a mainstream religion. I ask you to please pray for her and her familiar Kade. To send them strength, comfort, and love. Please pray she finds the funds so she does not have to sell WOTC’s domain and thus her website to some stranger. Also, write her a short note or comment on this post on WOTC not here on Coven Life letting her know she has your love and support no matter what happens with WOTC and you understand that her familiars, Kade, comes before anything else. Write to her at witches_of_the_craft@outlook.com In the Subject Line put “For Lady A Only” that way no one else on the WOTC staff will open and read your private message to our wonderful, considerate, kind, and giving sister Lady A. When she started WOTC back about 20 years ago she was a trailblazer as very few if any other websites dedicated solely to The Craft were on the world wide web. I for one would hate to see her have to lose something she has dedicated almost 1/2 of her life to which has made it easier for those of us that have followed her over the years to come out of the broom closet and allowed myself as well as other pagans to feel safe starting their own website.

Now, this next part is our secret please check out WOTC’s store Magickal Necessities you may find something you would like to purchase or give as a gift to someone remember Yule is not that far away. Thank you very much for reading my addition and the post-Lady A shared yesterday.

Witches Of The Craft®

Good Morning
I hope everyone is having a very blessed Wednesday. I wanted to talk to you about a decision I might have to make within the coming days. The decision involves my familiar Kade and this site or domain. It is a decision I have been weighing for several days now. I know some of you know a little about Kade but I would imagine others don’t. Kade is a cute, adorable Pomeranian and my familiar. I had one before him named Kiki for 13 years. She passed away in my arms several years ago. When she passed, it was one of the toughest things I believe I had ever been through. To this day, I still cry when I think about her. We had a very special bond and part of heart when into the ground the day we buried her.

After Kiki passed and I was still a basket…

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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

Reiki and Spells

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following post about using Reiki with spells.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

Article by Rinku Patel

“Reiki and Spells – two powerful and different ways to heal, manifest and send your prayers to Universe. There are many people who loves to do spells and rituals (not black magic please). The spells that are done for good and harms none. How about merging spells and Reiki energy and see what the outcome is? As we all know, Reiki works for the highest good and hence no chance of going wrong anywhere……”

You can read the rest of the article at the following link:

http://reikirays.com/32900/reiki-and-spells/

©11022016 Wolf Woman Ways

Tea Leaf Meanings

Tea Reading

 

My friend posted a note about Tea Leaf Meanings.

  • ACORN- FINANCIAL SUCCESS
  • AIRPLANE- IMPENDING JOURNEY
  • ANCHOR- AN UNPLEASANT SITUATION
  • ANGEL- GOOD NEWS
  • ANTS- MANY IMPENDING DIFFICULTIES
  • APPLE- PROSPERITY AND ACHIEVEMENT
  • ARROW- BAD NEWS IN LOVE
  • AXE- POSSIBLE DANGER OR DIFFICULTY TO YOU OR A FRIEND
  • BALL- DESIRE TO TRAVEL
  • BELL- GOOD NEWS
  • BEAR- BAD LUCK (BE SURE TO NEVER TELL OF DEATH OR DYING)
  • BIRD- GOOD LUCK OR GOOD NEWS
  • BOAT- A VISIT FROM A FRIEND
  • BOOK (OPEN) YOU WILL GET AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION
  • BOOK (CLOSED) A QUESTION NEEDS INVESTIGATION
  • BOTTLE- POSSIBLE DISEASE
  • BULL- ARGUING WITH FRIENDS
  • BUTTERFLY – MUCH EXPECTED HAPPINESS
  • CAT- DECEIT OR FALSE FRIEND
  • CHILD- A NEW IDEA
  • COIN- PROSPERITY
  • CROSS- SACRIFICE OR REWARD FOR SUFFERING
  • CANDLE – A LIGHT FOR THE FUTURE, OR HELP FROM FRIENDS
  • DAISY- A NEW LOVE
  • DOG- A GOOD FRIEND
  • DOVE- COMING PEACE
  • DRUM- CHANGE
  • EGGS (WHOLE) ASSURED CAREER SUCCESS
  • EGGS (BROKEN) A CAREER SETBACK
  • ENVELOPE- GOOD NEWS
  • EYE- CAUTION OR FORESIGHT
  • FACE- A CHANGE IN FRIENDSHIPS
  • FINGER (RAISED) A WARNING
  • FINGER (LOWERED) A NEED FOR DIRECTION
  • FLAG- IMPENDING DANGER
  • FOOT- WALKING AWAY FROM THE PAST
  • FOUNTAIN- GREAT HAPPINESS
  • FORKED LINE – A COMING DECISION
  • FRUIT- HOPES
  • GARDEN- PARTY
  • GLOBE- TRAVEL
  • GRAPES- HAPPINESS
  • GUN- ARGUMENTS WITH FAMILY
  • HAND- A FRIENDS ASSISTANCE
  • HARP- ROMANCE
  • HAT- AN UPCOMING RAISE ON THE JOB, OR AN UPCOMING HONOR
  • HOUSE- COMFORT, HOME
  • ICEBERG- LACK OF INNER SELF
  • KANGAROO- A TRIP
  • KETTLE- A SIGN OF PEACE IN THE HOME
  • KITE-WISHES THAT WILL COME TRUE
  • LADDER- SUCCESS IN BUSINESS
  • LEAF- A NEW LIFE
  • LOCK- OBSTACLES
  • MAN- A VISITOR MALE OR FEMALE
  • MASK- A SECRET THAT MUST BE KEPT
  • MOUSE- THEFT OF HEART, OBJECT, OR IDEA
  • MUSHROOM- A FUTURE DISTURBANCE
  • NECKLACE (WHOLE) ADMIRERERS
  • NECKLACE (BROKEN) DANGER AHEAD IN LOVE
  • NET- A TRAP
  • OAK TREE- HEALTH
  • OAR- SUCCES IS STORE AFTER A PERIOD OF TRIALS
  • OWL- A SIGN OF GOOD OR BAD LUCK AHEAD
  • OYSTER- LOVE OR IMPENDING ENGAGEMENT
  • PALM TREE- A TRIP TO A TROPICAL PLACE
  • PIG- GREED
  • PURSE (OPENED) FINANCIAL GAIN
  • PURSE (CLOSED) FINANCIAL LOSS
  • QUESTION MARK- QUESTIONABLE MORALS
  • RABBIT- BRAVERY
  • RAT- A DISHONEST PERSON
  • RING- UPCOMING MARRIAGE
  • ROSE- POPULARITY
  • SHARK- BANKRUPTCY
  • SHELL- GOOD NEWS
  • SHOE- INCREASED ENERGY AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • SNAKE- ENEMY
  • SPIDER- REWARD FOR WORK
  • STAR- HOPE
  • SWORD- A WARNING OF FUTURE AGRUMENTS
  • TEAPOT- FRIENDS
  • TOWER- DISAPPOINTMENT
  • TREE- HEALTH
  • TURTLE- CRITICISM
  • UMBRELLA- PROTECTION
  • VASE- SECRET ADMIRER
  • VOLCANO- AN IMPENDING EMOTIONAL ERUPTION
  • WAGON- HARD TIMES AHEAD
  • WATERFALL- ABUNDANCE
  • WHEEL- BUSINESS ADVANCEMENT THROUGH GREAT EFFORT
  • WITCH- A MAGIKAL OCCURANCE IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN
  • WOLF- JEALOUSY
  • YOKE- A NEED FOR CHANGE
  • ZEBRA- A MOVE FROM ON PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL STATE TO ANOTHER

Then I found this web site that has a more comprehensive list. It goes into describing exactly how to hold the cup, etc to read the leaves.  You can read the post at the following link:

http://www.divinationbytealeaves.com/a-dictionary-of-symbols-a.htm

©10262016 Wolf Woman Ways

A Spiritual Field Guide of Birds

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following blog post today.  I found a Crow feather on the ground and then Crow was talking to me as I went on a walk today.  You can read the blog post at the following link:

http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/environment/galleries/a-spiritual-field-guide-to-birds.aspx?p=3

 

I also found this meaning:

“Crow Animal Totem: Crows are the keepers of the Sacred Law and to have a Crow totem is very powerful. Personal Integrity is your watchword and your guide in Life. If you have a Crow totem, your prime path is to be mindful of your opinions and actions. You must be willing to walk your talk, to speak your truth and to know your life’s mission. Crow is an omen of Change. Things that you have been working toward will come to fruition when Crow appears. Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time; therefore, it sees past, present and future simultaneously. Crow merges both light and dark, both inner and outer. It is the totem of the Great Spirit and must be respected as such.” You can read more meanings at the following link:

http://www.linsdomain.com/totems-co-2-cz.htm

May the Cosmic Cookie Trail help you on your journey of discovery.

©10192016 Wolf Woman Ways

 

 

Holding Space

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following article about what it means to hold space for someone.

It got me to thinking…..sometimes we need to just hold space for someone rather than trying to fix them or give them advice or any other form of interference in what they are going through. Perhaps they have lessons they need to learn in their own spiritual journey, or they need to release something they are holding onto.  It isn’t for us to decide what they need at that moment………..

I will hold space for them by lighting a candle.

http://upliftconnect.com/hold-space/

©10112016 Wolf Woman Ways

Offerings to the Gods and Goddesses

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following post about offerings for Gods and Goddesses.  I like to change my altar for the Turning of the Wheel and I change the offering I put out as well.  I have many new ideas after reading this post.  You can read it at the following link:

http://wiccanmoonsong.blogspot.com/2012/05/offerings-to-gods-and-goddesses.html

May the Cosmic Cookie Trail lead you on your own spiritual journey of discovery!

©10052016 Wolf Woman Ways

Grounding Massage Oil

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to this recipe for making a Grounding Massage Oil.  I may play around with it to make it with herbs instead of essential oils.  A project for another day!

 

Hemp and Roots Grounding Massage Oil

©09282016 Wolf Woman Ways

Mabon Correspondances

mabon-plate

The plate I painted for Mabon.

 

This is a recipe for Mabon Anointing Oil that I made a few years ago (I reference the Super Moon). I don’t recall where I found the ritual itself.  If you know please let me know so I may credit them properly.

Mabon Anointing Oil

I used Reiki on all ingredients before I started each step.

During the Super Moon in August, I put three small Tiger Eye stones in a crystal grid surrounded by 6 Carnelian stones with an Agate in the middle.  Tigers Eye to be used in bottle of oil for Mabon.

I mixed up a sacred smudging blend of sweetgrass braid, tobacco, juniper, and sage.  I put the blend in the sea shell that looks like the spiral of life.

Right before I started to blend the oil, I said the Full Moon ritual.

On this night of the Full Moon

I call on fire to set the mood

The perfect style and attitude

To serve my purpose and meet my goal

And cast me in the perfect role

On this night of the Full Moon

I call on air to set the pace

All obstacles shall it erase

Wafting in the perfect breeze

So I might play my role with ease

 

 

On this night of the Full Moon

I call on earth to set the scene

And ground me so I stay serene

No matter what might come my way

Supporting me through night and day

 

 

On this night of the Full Moon

I call on water to set me free

To be the best, most perfect me

Smoothly flowing through the hour

All aspects of my self empower

 

 

On this night of the Full Moon

For confidence and lack of stress

On this occasion let me shine

And touch me with a gift divine

 

So mote it be

 

Mabon Oil

Drop the three Tiger Eye stones in the bottle.

1 drop of Palo Santo-Top to middle

5 drops Black Spruce-Middle

1 drop Cajeput-Top

1 drop Mandarin-Top

2 drops Myrrh-Base

1 ½ t Grapeseed oil

The intention set was to allow the abundance of the season to flow and to feel the Love of the season.

©09212016 Wolf Woman Ways

Release Stuck Emotions

I attended a memorial service yesterday for a friend that passed into the Summerlands.  When I got home….I found this blog post in my email so I thought I would share it with you today.

This seems to be a continuing theme for this time of year!

http://www.intuition-physician.com/release-stuck-emotions-now/

Hope you find some items to help you in your spiritual journey as well.

©09202016 Wolf Woman Ways