The Runes of Odin (15. Algiz)

 

Element : Air

Tree : Yew

Plant : grass shrubs

Meaning : Protection, Growth, Fast  Development

God: Heimdall

Stone : Rainbow tourmaline, Agate, Fluorite, Jasper, Diamond

Day : Saturday

Colour : rainbow, golden

Month : February

Zodiac sign : Cancer

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

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

The word Algiz literally means pine woods or sedge reeds. It can also mean rapid development, protection and growth. It depicts a person with upraised arms and also elk’s antlers. The raised hands depict a protective gesture. The rune is that of protection. In the spiritual sense, it indicates reaching up to the divine power.

The rune also represents success and quick achievement of goals. It keeps a person alert and aware and protects one from attacks as well. It brings wisdom and clarity of thoughts in a person.

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The Rune is pronunced with deep vibration of the sound Z. It means protection from amy kind of danger. It is both protection and defence : physical, psychic, personal, collective one. It connects people and gods. It keeps one safe from evil. The Rune brings friendship, strenghtens the good luck and the life force. It can provide mystical and spiritual communication with beings of no human nature. It provides communications with other worlds, especially Asgard and the cosmic wells of Urd, Mimir and Hvergelmir /https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hvergelmir/. The Rune Algiz strenghtens the magical powers too.

It symbolizes the antlers of the Elk, the sharp stems of  the grass shrubs, the raised hands of the one who is calling the gods.

Divination : the efforts that have been put will lead to success. Like a fast growing tree, your plans will have a quick development. At the same time you will be protected from attacks.

Awareness, wisdom and clear mind will be your guides. But if your behaviour becomes irrational, you will lose the protection of Algiz. The rune indicates that “ the Angel Guardian is near “, this can manifest like a good advice or help from friends at a difficult moment for you. Sometimes this rune shows that it is time for you to take a risky initiation but you should think well and act accordingly.

Revered meaning : at the moment you are not well protected. You should avoid risk. It is possible someone to mislead you. Be prepared to face some difficulties and avoid any offers that provoke doubts in you. It can also mean that you are misled by yourself. Be careful with the new friendships and love affairs. Do not trust anyone untill you get to know him/her well enough.

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Pathwalking with the rune : This is a rune of defence. It creates a border that will stop the intruder. Contrary to Eihwaz , Algiz is not created for battles.  Algiz keeps the territory and property safe while the owner is not there and Eihwaz can be used for defence in battles. Eihwaz is hidden, the one who attacks does not see it unless he/she stumbles and fall. And Algiz is visible. When the intruder nears the border, Algiz will signalize its presence and will give the intruder a feeling of “ this place is well protected, it is dangerous for you, it is not safe for you to step there”. Like the Elk raises his antlers to stop the one who attacks him, like  the raised hand that means “ Stop!”, Algiz makes the one who approaches the guarded territory  decide whether to go on and take the risk or to move away and give up. Algiz can be used together with Eihwaz as a runic script for protection of borders , also with TIR for a punishment if someone does not stop and passes through the border, for protection of home it is good to add the Rune Othila to the script.

Algiz can be drawn with the index finger. Start with the stem from base to top and then draw the wings from left to right.

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The image of the Valkyrie in mythology is fully representative of the way in which the energies of Algiz work to protect you. Meditating on the image of a Valkyrie in her teacher, swan and warrior forms is a powerful method of invoking Algiz energy.

The Valkyrie will not assist in evading punishment for wrong deeds, or illegal or immoral acts. It will act to soften the blow of punishment if the person willingly accepts accountability for the harm cased by his or her acts and begins to take steps to compensate.

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

 

 

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

 

 

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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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Amethyst is good for Thursday

Amethyst is one of the most powerful stones working with the Violet Flame of transmutation. As a rule all stones and crystals with violet colour carry the energies of the Violet Flame that transmutes the shadowy energies into light and beneficial energies. The article below is about stones that carry these transmuting powers. I am sharing it with you with thanks to :

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

Healing With Violet Flame Stones

Amethyst and other stones associated with this energetically potent method of healing, are some of the most common stones used by healers.

Healing with these stones is so powerful that it and other violet ray stones are very popular with both alchemical and crystal healers.

Amethyst Crystal
 
Amethyst Crystal Cluster
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They are the most strongly associated with this energy, as Amethyst Crystals are the foremost stones of the violet flame.

The very essence of the Amethyst stones will heal on many levels, both within the physical, metaphysical and etheric levels of your being.

The specific frequency of these powerful quartz crystals allow one to feel calm, soothed and contented, yet intellectually stimulated and protected. Using it makes you feel that you are beautifully protected, and you are.

One of the less well known facts about Amethyst and other violet stones is that they embody the vibration of the Violet Flame, brought to renown by Saint Germaine.

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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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Tiger Eye , a perfect stone to use on Tuesday

This is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance.

It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.

Traditionally it was carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing, and is known to give you courage, self confidence and strength of will.

It enhances creativity and is one of the stones that aid kundalini awakening.

This natural crystal balances the brain, so it may be of benefit to help those who are suffering from mental disease or with personality disorders.

Stimulates Psychic Gifts…

If you are an earthy person, and vibrate to the energy of the solar plexus, also known as the power chakra, you may find that this stone aids you to bring through a variety of psychic gifts.

Tigers Eye PalmstonesTigers Eye Palmstones

It is as simple as keeping the stone within your aura, so it will be of benefit to you. It is the balance within the stone that is its most practical attribute.

It may aid you if you are earthy to develop your psychic powers when used at the third eye chakra, but it is not generally a third eye chakra stone.

It is an effective stone to assist you to accomplish goals. If you are prone to criticizing your own actions, you may be experiencing a lack of self worth.

This stone may help you, as it will infuse you with confidence, brightness and optimism that may relieve these feelings of lack.

 

Read the whole article here to learn about how you can combine tiger eye with other stones for specific purposes

The above material and the photo is thanks to

https://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/tigers-eye-stone.html

 

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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Super Seven Melody Stone , the Gateway to Ascension

This stone is very rare, it comes from Brazil and is created by Highly evolved Beings of Light for this moment of NOW when the Earth Ascends into her higher form of existence together with her children who are ready to follow her. A tiny bit of this crystal is enough to raise the vibration of the place where it is located. It does not need cleaning as it is capable to self clean and revive.

Melodys Stone’s energies will connect all of humanity and guide you in helping make a difference in the vibrations of the whole planet.

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This stone will aid personal ascension by enhancing your psychic gifts and your psychic knowing.

It will also guide you in taking the right path for your spiritual enlightenment and elevation.

Melodys Stone will attune you to the stone’s metaphysical properties and activate the development of your psychic gifts.

On a spiritual level, Melodys Stone is a high-vibration spiritual powerhouse.

Many pieces of Melodys Stone carry a spiritual being within them that connects to the highest and most powerful sources of inspiration and guidance.

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It will remove anything in your relationship that disconnects you from seeing all the wonderful things and people that you have.

This stone will make you see all the things that matter, and it will help you achieve a better appreciation for it.

Melodys Stone will assist in situations in your life where there’s emotional upheaval.

It will cleanse you of negative attachments and allow your progression to the love or relationship that you deserve.

This stone will also help you in getting in touch with your repressed grief so that you can also begin your emotional healing.

It will strengthen your ability to let go of your fears and anxieties.

Melodys Stone will sustain you during your difficult times in love. It will create for you a peaceful and soothing space where you can withdraw.

One of the best ways to use Melodys Stone is through meditation.

Preferably psychic meditation, because keeping this stone close to you for long periods will benefit your body, heart, mind, and spirit!

Whenever this stone is close to your personal auric fields, you will also experience personal healing.

By sleeping with Melodys Stone under your pillow, you will also experience deep contentment, harmony, and peace.

Use this stone in your daily meditation and you will accentuate and stimulate your psychic communication abilities.

When you regularly use this stone, you will also bring new levels of awareness to your psychic gifts.

Read more about this amazing aid here

https://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/melodys-stone/

 

 

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

Magic in Ancient Greece: Necromancy, Curses, Love Spells, and Oracles

The magical traditions of ancient Greece encompassed spells, curse tablets, drugs, potions, poisons, amulets, and talismans. For many cultures of the past, there was a very fine line between magic, superstition, religion, and science. The ancient magicians were seen as symbols of wisdom, keepers of secrets, and masters of the arts, mathematics and science, particularly chemistry. Because magicians were believed to be individuals with access to supernatural powers, they were both feared and respected.

Spells and incantations had been used by the Egyptians for thousands of years and the Greeks carried this tradition forward, as evidenced by surviving Greek papyri containing magic records that date back to the 4th and 3rd century BC.

Amulets and Talismans

Amulets in ancient Greece were believed to have provided protection or the attraction of positive outcomes to situations or desires. These were worn around the neck or wrist of a person, or placed in physical locations, such as a house, to provide the same intended results. Commonly, Greek amulets were divided into two broad categories: talismans (which were believed to bring good luck) and phylacteries (which were intended for protection).

The materials used for talismans included bones, wood, stones and sometimes semi-precious gemstones. They could also be written on small pieces of papyrus or a metal sheet. They could be carried in a pouch or small container, or in small bags containing mixed herbs. And to complete the process, one had to invoke a god or goddess (usually Hecate), or multiple gods, and recite magical words of power.

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Full Moon Coven Life’s Coven Gathering 2/10/2017 at 7:00 PM CT

Full Moon Coven Gathering
Our coven gathering will be on February 10,2017 at 7:00 PM CT. See banner on left or if on device other than a computer scroll down to find banner for information on time conversions and how to enter our chat room.
During this full Moon gathering we will be doing a healing ritual and welcoming new novices as junior members of Coven Life’s Coven and an adept as full coven members. If you or someone you know could be helped by the healing ritual please either email the person’s name and what illness they have to ladybeltane@aol.com or leave their name and illness in a comment below.
Needed for Healing Ritual:
1 white or green-any shade is fine 12 inch taper candle
Something sharp to carve person’s name into candle
Sandalwood or Eucalyptus existential oil to bless candle with

Nothing is needed for the welcoming part of the circle.
I will be posting the ritual I hope tomorrow. I am working seven days a week right now and only have it half finished.