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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hecate

(It is) She who first came to me
She who whispers her secrets to me
She who teaches me the secrets (Magick) of her herbs
She who sings to me at night
I awaken with the knowledge of a spell
It is She I offer my devotion to
And it is Her words and guidance I offer
To those who shall listen
Day of the Crossroads/November 30th

Hecate

Triple Goddess, Great mother, Moon Goddess,
Dark goddess, Queen of the witches.
Day of the crossroads is a time to honor her.
Leave an offering at the crossroads for Hecate.
Give thanks to the Great Mother.

Offering to Hecate

After Sunset on Nov 30th, I go to a crossroads
and leave an offering. My offering consists of
Incense, preferably Lavender. A small dish of
Herbs including Mugwort & Patchouli.

A plate of the following:

1 Apple sliced in half horizontally (pentacle showing)
Drizzle the following over the Apple -
Cinnamon
Honey
Raisins
Saffron

A small cup of Wine or red Grape Juice

Yes, it is similar to the ingredients of Kyphi.
For me Hecate and Isis are one and the same,
so what could be more fitting?
Give Thanks, say your prayer or petition and walk away
WITHOUT looking back.

Monday, November 23, 2009

One Witch's Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, although not a Pagan Holiday or festival,
is for me a most magickal holiday. A time to Thank Our Lady
for being part of my life, for gifts she has given & the
compassion she shows us. A time to share her bounty,
which leads me to Kitchen Witchery.


Cooking up a special meal for family & friends
is magick at it's best. Love, happiness even healing can be conjured up.
A witches energy & love can add some mighty powerful
Intention to the spell of her food.
So this Thanksgiving I will offer an Altar to honor the Goddess,
a meal to share her bounty with family & friends,
a special feast for My Lady's creatures who live in our woods, and this prayer:

Iroquois Prayer
We return thanks to our mother, the earth,which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Moon - Beginnings

Not yet visible, Lady Moon emerges. She brings the magick of beginnings. A time of birth. We plant our seeds of magick and tend our Lady's garden.

Light a white candle to honor the maiden.
Tinctures

The New Moon is a time for attraction magick;
new job, new love, new opportunities & healing.
A time when healing properties of plants are most potent.
Perfect for preparing herbal potions!
This is my Love & Healing Tincture:

Lavender & Rose Hips

1/2 oz Rose Hips (dried)
1/2 oz Lavender (dried)
4 - 5 oz 100 Proof Alcohol (Vodka or Rum)
Do not use rubbing alcohol!

Place herbs in glass jar. Cover with alcohol.
Seal & place in dark area. Shake daily for
next 2 weeks. At the Full moon, pour tincture
through cheesecloth or strainer into a dark jar
or bottle. Press remaining herbs to extract any liquid.

*Dried herbs work better than fresh due to the water content
of fresh herbs

Love & Healing tincture can be taken orally (add 3-4 drops
to 1/4 cup of water) to allieviate cold & flu symptoms,
insomnia, fatigue and as a treatment for diarrhea.

Annoint your body, candles, mojo bags for a magickal
boost.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Waning Moon - Releasing

Time to be rid of! If it's not working, let it go.
Sometimes we have a habit or thought pattern
we need to change. Other times there are people
or things that just have to go...
Recently I had "something" that had to go. A real
eyesore that a neighbor placed smack up against
our fence. We asked politely but the offending
item stayed put... So, with harm to none, by the light
of the Waning moon I sprinkled a bit of this.
Next day the object of our "offense"collapsed.
A little goes a LONG way!


4 Thieves Vinegar

4 thieves Vinegar traditionally consists of 4
ingredients steeped in vinegar. It is great for
protection, banishing and it boosts the immune
system - perfect for cold & flu season
This is my version.

1 Bottle cider vinegar
4 cloves of garlic peeled
4 Sprigs Rosemary
4 Sprigs Thyme
Black pepper, Cayenne pepper, 1 jalapeno pepper, red pepper flakes

Simmer vinegar & garlic in pot or cauldron :)
Remove from heat. place remaining ingredients in jar
When vinegar has cooled slightly pour over ingredients
The longer it steeps, the more potent it is!
I am a Witch. A simple statement, yet one
yielding so much power.
Words have Power. Words are Power.

Wyrd is that power. Wyrd is to become.
Wyrd creates, transforms... I am a
Wyrd Witch, Seer, Daughter of the Goddess