Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere) Lammas (Northern Hemisphere)

Many blessings on Imbolc for those in the Southern Hemisphere.

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IMBOLC – Southern Hemisphere

Also known as Imbolg, Candlemas, Feast of Torches, Oimelc, Lupercalia and Brigid’s Day.

Imbolc is the time of the beginning of beginnings, the time to consider carefully what you will do with the year stretching before you. Imbolc brings the awakening of the life force when the first green shoots of bulbs appear. Life is stirring again and this marks the Goddess recovering after giving birth while the newborn God is depicted as a small child nursing from his mother. The God is growing, spreading sunshine all around causing things to grow. It is a time to honour the feminine and get ready for spring. At lmbolc, the Australian forests are bright with the colour yellow, the Acacia trees coming into full flower. Until fairly recently, the 1st of August was “Wattle day” in Australia (it has now been moved to the 1st of September).

 

LAMMAS – Northern Hemisphere

To those in the Northern Hemisphere many blessings on Lammas for the warmer days

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Also known as Lughnasadh or Lunasa.

Lammas is the “cross-quarter” day marking the first harvest of early grain, where the first loaf of the bread from the harvest is broken and shared in the name of the Goddess. All crops associated with grain and of the season are sacred to this time. It is a time to reflect on the successes of the year and to reward yourself for jobs well done. Lammas magik can be magik of facing up to change. The God gives his energy to the crops to ensure life while the Goddess, as Mother, prepares to transform into her aspect as the Crone. The God loses his strength as the days grow shorter.

 

Psychic hygiene 101: “an ounce of prevention”

Originally posted on The Serpent's Labyrinth:

Here’s a post on how to avoid being in a situation where you need to banish entities.

1. Ward your living space.  Shield yourself.  If you are sick, stressed, or otherwise low energy, you can use something like an amulet or crystal to boost your personal shielding.  I really cannot overemphasize the importance of wards if you have a space in which you are working magic and regularly inviting spirits over for tea.  Even if you’re in a fallow period spiritually and not much is going on – like say you’re on vacation for a couple of weeks, and staying in a hotel or a friend’s house, and nothing spooky is on the menu for a bit, your vacation is from the spoop as well as from mundanity – still a good idea to keep your shields up and have a portable ward with you.

2. Cleanse regularly.

3. Keep…

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Cautions & Considerations when Using Herbals

Originally posted on Witches Of The Craft:


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Cautions & Considerations when Using Herbals

It would be pretty irresponsible to start taking herbs with little or no knowledge of herbal remedial treatments. By not taking the time to consider all the factors and seek advice you could be putting your health at serious risk.

For instance, women who are pregnant should be careful of the herbs they take because their baby may not be strong enough or sufficiently formed to handle the effects of such a nutrient and this can put the health of the baby and in fact the pregnancy in danger.

When compared to the synthetic medications your doctor may prescribe for you, herbal medications usually do have fewer side effects, if any at all, but again this reaction has to do with the individual person taking the herbs. For example one person may drink herbal tea with mint in it and have no problems at…

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Good Luck Floor Wash

Reblogged from mywiccan walk.wordpress.com

Good Luck Floor Wash

A magikal floor wash is a great way to wash away negative energies lingering around your home and welcome good luck.

Bring a big pot of water to boil, and add a few slices of lemon and some rosemary, lavender, sea salt, and basil.

While you wait for the solution to cool, mop your floors with your usual cleaners.

You may charge it with this charm:

“My magikal floor wash, I empower this every second, minute, and hour.”

Empty your bucket and then fill it with your brew, adding some white vinegar and water to top it off.

Now do a final mop with the floor wash, making sure to get the corners.

Sometimes I like to reserve a cup of the liquid before I mop and put it in a spray bottle so that I can mist it on the cabinets, doors, windows, or any place that needs an extra good-luck boost.

Blessed Be!

 

Other Spiritual Entities

Ch'kara:

A great article. I live in a world surrounded by other worldly beings, who have always been a constant in my life.

Originally posted on Witches Of The Craft:

Other Spiritual Entities


Although ordinarily you can’t see them, many beings share your world with you. Perhaps you’re aware of spirits around you — you may see or hear them, or simply sense their presence. Some of the entities reside here in the physical realm, others exist in what is often thought of as heaven. These distinctions, however, are a bit misleading, as the various levels of existence aren’t really separate — they interact with and permeate one another.

Elementals

Elementals are so named because they represent the four elements:earth, air, fire, and water. Most of the time you can’t see them, though occasionally they cross over into human beings’ range of vision. If you befriend them, elementals can serve as devoted helpers who will eagerly assist you in performing magick spells.

Gnomes are earth spirits. Sometimes called trolls or leprechauns, these creatures can assist you…

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