CLEVER CRONES CAULDRON OF ANTIQUITIES
by ~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~ on 18 April 2015 at 00:25
CLEVER CRONES CAULDRON OF ANTIQUITIES
WILL BE DOWN TEMPORARILY WHILE I MOVE THE STORE TO A NEW LOCATION.
I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES AND SHALL BE BACK UP BY THE 25TH OF APRIL 2015.
Dark Witch Realm
This week I will ask that you summerize reading assignments and submit to me via email@example.com
Read Secrets of the Blood from book Hereditary Witchcraft and prepare a Lasa Shrine and write your dedication to your diety, take pic and submit.
Read the Three Morrigans from the book Dark Goddess and write your personal hymn to the Morrighan and submit.
Read in Unearthing the Witch in the book Old World Witchcraft and fashion your own birch doll, submit pic with a spell crafted around the ash, birch, and willow.
Read chapter 1 of the three Rays and a specific tradition from chart 1 write and submit your own three drop incantation. Remember you can make shift the three drops from the cauldron of your own explaining its properties and power within tha incantation.
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Q: 1 bk shadow cpt 4
How does the Dark Lord bring order out of chaos, and is it a selfless act, and for what reason?
Q: 2 bk shadow
In the Green Craft, what does the numbers represent and stand for?
Q: 3 bk shadow
In the Sabbats Cross Quarters, which one is where the Dark Lord and Crone meet as equals and why?
Q: 4 bk shadow
In chapter four of the shadow what is the other number, how does it come to be, why do we use it, and from what order of law does it come from?
Q: 5 bk shadow
When was the last time we had the phenomenal two dark moon in one solar month?
Q: 6 bk shadow
What is a Sidhe Moon ritual quest used for, what aspect of the moon does it represent, and when is the time to do this ritual?
Q: 7 bk shadow
What tools are used to prepare a Companion Quest? (be very specific-Altar, Bath, Tea)
Q: 8 bk shadow
What is the one thing we mist not do in a black mirror passage ritual and why?
Q: 9 bk green cpt 4
What are the types of energy we use for craft and how to we get them?
Q:10 bk green
What is the primary tools for raising energy and what type of energy do we use it for?
When raising energy, would we do it the same way with dark energy and why?
Q: 12 bk green
In the Green Craft, where do we draw energy from and why?
Q:13 bk green
Through another method of raising energy the chant or chant dance witches have used the “eko.” What does this mean and where did it come from?
Q:14 bk green
Why is it important to send and or direct energy?
Q: 15 bk spell cpt 6
Why is it important to clear and charge your component? List two examples?
Q:16 bk spell
Working with correspondence we use many from a number of categories, list the categories?
Q: 17 bk spell
Name four tool components?
Q: 18 bk spell
Name four element components?
Q: 19 bk spell
Name four herb components?
Q: 20 bk spell
Name four stone components?
Q: 21 bk spell
Name four numbers and their associations?
Q: 22 bk spell
Name two planets and their planetary associations?
Q: 23 bk spell
Name two days and their associations?
Q: 24 bk spell
Name four angle names, association meaning and planetary associations?
Q: 25 bk spell
Name four color and their correspondences?
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Institution of Magick
THE BASIC WITCH
WEEK-4 GREEN LIVING
What is the difference of practicing magic and living the Green level of the craft?
When did Ceremonial Magic come about and why?
How did the Aryan influence conflict with the Green level concepts?
What does the Green Influence focus on?
What are some of the problems or controversies in the craft?
How does the Core Traditions affect the Green Level?
What was the problem in the doctrine “The Charge of the Goddess and why?
What was one of the the one thing the Green level agreed Gardner brought to the authentic witch tradition?
According to Ann Moura, the Witches Rune is not Green element, Why?
According to Ann Moura's Green level, runes were not Wiccan so what were they based on?
What is the differences between the five & sevenfold blessings?
Does the Green element consider these blessings an appropriate expression the Green can relate to?
According to the Green level, is kneeling in front of the alter required in order to show respect to the divine and why?
Is the traditional greeting of “Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again” an exception of the Green element of the craft?
What are some of the “Other Green Codes?”
What was one of the bad things called by Ann's mother and how did you draw it to you?
Q-17: How can one return the negativity to the sender?
What was a spell using the word “Benedida” used for?
Why is the Green level so connected with fairy folk and how do you know you have been visited by fairy folk?
Why do we follow Divination’s and what type of Divination's?
Why does a practitioner living the craft teach?
What does it truly mean to Live the Green and why is it right?
Craft Companion Assignment this week is the Luck-Changing Spell found on page 196
If at all possible, please do this spell outside - If you're not able to be outside, please do the spell where the moon is usually visible from a window in that room. If you have a different goddess or god that you follow, please feel free to change your spell accordingly.
Please include in your written report
How you did this (location, time, etc.)
Do you need to cast a circle?
Are there tools you need? If so, specify
After the spell
How do you feel?
Do you feel that the spell was effective?Document all of this on your page in your book or your BOS and submit this to me by 4/23/15. Happy Casting :)
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Tuesday~Magick in the Moons~Celestial Helpers~Sabbats~
Yes the moon is magickal and the ancients associated with the moon and its magick as it passed through each astrological sign. List the moon's influences on each of the astrological signs?
As we move through all the assistance from astrology, there are a few more celestial helpers in the sky to give that added boost to our magic. Name the four celestial helpers and how they can assist in our magical correspondence?
What do planets have to do with candle magick energy?
Name the six planets listed and their characteristics?
Q # 5
When we light a candle we are saying “I believe.” When we light a candle, we open an inner door through which Spirit can speak to, interact with us every moment of every day. When we light candles during events, sabbats, festivals, holidays, and other observances, we are honoring our humanness in remembrance and celebration expressing our connection with the sacred. List the following twenty-four candle oriented observances and what they represent.
candle wishes http://youtu.be/Ct9jsOdshh0
candle blessings http://youtu.be/CUphymgEDnw
- ~CLASS DISCUSSION~
Faery Houses & Sacred Places
As you know all were to make their own little faery garden inside or out and can include several choices in the construction which needed to have a picture submitted and a faery garden dedication blessing submitted as well. Most of you have done this and some not, but today we will be reviewing how fare you have come.
What are the (don'ts) when making a faery house or space?
What are some of the natural things one can use when constructing a faery house?
What are some of the things we can use to make faerie houses?
What are some things we can use to decorate a faery house?
Describe your faery house in detail and the faery house blessing?
Attached outside this class is some faery houses and boxes I have made for sell in the LOP's
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Tarot~The High Priestess
Traditionally called the High Priestess, this major arcana, or trump, card represents human wisdom. She can be viewed as a kind of female Pope, the ancient Egyptian Priestess of Isis, the even older snake and bird Goddesses, the Greek Goddess Persephone, or the Eve of Genesis before the Fall.
For the accused heretics who were burnt at the stake for revering her in the 14th and 15th century, she symbolized the prophecy of the return of the Holy Spirit, which was perceived as the female aspect of the Holy Trinity.
In the sequence of cards in the major arcana, the High Priestess appears as soon as the Fool decides he wants to develop his innate powers, making a move toward becoming a Magus. The High Priestess is his first teacher, representing the Inner Life and the method for contacting it, as well as the contemplative study of Nature and the Holy Mysteries.
Runes - Wunjo
" w ", " v "
Happiness. Light. Emotional satisfaction
for success in any endeavor, to motivate, to complete a task
Wunjo represents a state of harmony in a chaotic world and provides a balance between all things. It's a midpoint between opposites where alienation and anxiety disappear. This is also a rune of fellowship, shared aims and a general well being. When it appears in a reading it can also mean that good news will come from afar.
Wunjo is linked to a reward, a feeling of goodness and satisfaction, peaceful winning, and ultimate achievement. It contains the idea of everything going well because you are in total harmony with life. Wunjo also implies close co-operation and companionship with other people, because joy is not usually a solitary emotion. When so much of life can be negative, it is important to allow Wunjos joy to reach into every part of your life.
Happiness is yours if you are willing to work for it. You must strive for balance and harmony in your life. Always look for solutions rather than dwell on problems. For happiness to last, it must be founded on truth and honesty. Hide from the truth and you hide from true happiness. Seek only what is good and right, and good fortune cannot fail to follow
There is blockage. Things are slow coming to fruition. A crisis or difficult time is at hand. Consideration and deliberation are called for at this time. Tread slowly and carefully, proceed with caution. It is time to re-evaluate your current position, to reflect and meditate.
Witches Rune~The Crossed Spears - Keywords: Arguments, negativity.
Meanings: The Crossed Spears is a rune that signifies arguments and negative events. Often this can be of an upsetting nature, rather like the Tower card in the tarot. It is not all bad though. If it is near to a positive rune it may indicate the end of a quarrel and healing. Especially if it lies near the Rings. This rune could mean a promotion at work, or a fast recovery if you're ill.
Witches Oracle~Horned God
Depending on your tradition is how you would read this oracle stone. Since this is my perception from my traditions presenting here, I see him as the masculine counterpart of witchcraft and not of a shadow aspect, but in fact very much a vital part of the craft. Although many traditions see him come and go after seeding her in the season of fertility rites for his male sexual principles, in in fact he is resilient and widely celebrated as we wait patiently for his return.
The meaning here is this stone is in your reading today, you are called infuse the hands-on wild side of magick into your practice. Add music, drums, dance, plants, and pets with interaction with touch. Couldn't hurt to be a tad bit more aggressive about advancing and protecting your own interest.
Casting with the Horned God focus is good for passion and love spells.
Spirit Animal~The Crane
Cranes have been revered for centuries in many Oriental cultures, symbolizing good fortune and long life. If Crane has flown into your reading today, he brings a message of good tidings. Be prepared for something special today—emotional balance, good health, a spiritual “ah-ha!”, or simply pure joy.
Hexagram~54: Careful Affection
Affection is the basis of all lasting relationships, but must be channeled properly in order to bring satisfaction, and support the self-esteem of both parties. For example, a married person's lover would necessarily have conflicted feelings: affection coupled with insecurity. Relationships based mainly on personal attraction, especially those that are outside the mainstream, require special caution and tactful reserve.
If you assert yourself too much, or try to make yourself indispensable, you will only incur misfortune. It is never easier to make disastrous mistakes than when you venture outside the bounds of propriety. If you are in doubt as to whether you should follow your heart or your head, allow for some time to pass, and perhaps the answer will become clear. Initiating any action could bring misfortune. Do not attempt to be too creative or attract favorable attention at this time.
Although the mood of the day is somber from the weight of the Capricorn Moon, her shift into friendly Aquarius at 1:43 pm EDT lightens our emotional loads. Meanwhile, active Mars in fixed Taurus runs into Neptune's fog bank, tricking us into believing we know where we're going. It's tempting to just escape into fantasies; however, applying just the right amount of logic enables us to use our intuition to balance spirituality with practicality.
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Your secret weapon today is faith, and you might actually be able to manifest a dream if you believe in it strongly enough. However, even the slightest bit of doubt could be enough to let your goal slip through your fingers and disappear back into your imagination. When energetic Mars blends its fiery convictions with the magic touch of otherworldly Neptune, others may see you as a benevolent wizard. But there's no trickery involved; it's only the laws of nature cooperating with your powerful intuition. Your job is to believe in yourself and dance to the music you hear in your heart.
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
You might think that you have all your bases covered with your mastery of details today, but it's easy to skip over a critical fact if you're only concentrating on winning the game. People appreciate your sincerity, even in the most casual interactions, so you don't have to oversell your ideas to make your point. It's fine to see yourself as a teacher who is sharing your vision of tomorrow but just don't get so caught up in your imagination that you float off into space. You perform at your best when your feet remain firmly planted on solid ground.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
You enjoy having the freedom to improvise, but sometimes it's challenging to act spontaneously when people's expectations require you to show up in a responsible manner. You might want to push back against authority now, but you could wear yourself out in the process. Instead, meet your obligations while still coloring outside of the lines in your imagination. This dual path is like a training exercise that helps you develop your ability to be in two places at once. Practicing self-discipline amps up your creative genius, prompting you to grow in more ways than you realize.
Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Balancing your emotional needs with those of others can be tricky today as the Moon shifts from your 7th House of Partnerships into your 8th House of Deep Sharing. It's in your nature to be a caregiver, but you must also establish clear limits now or you'll lose your center of gravity. Unfortunately, this process isn't straightforward; a simple yes or no answer on your part may not work. Things are not exactly as they appear, so explore a wide spectrum of possibilities between the extremes. There's magic to be discovered in the gray that's between the black and the white.
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Although an interaction with a close friend could take an unexpected detour today, it might turn into a wonderful experience if you don't try to control the outcome. You may approach a situation with enthusiasm based on the belief that your desires will be fulfilled. However, pursuing your original fantasy leads to unhappiness if circumstances change. But don't think that your agenda is the only one that matters. Your openness to experimenting with something completely different is the missing ingredient to creating a bit of magic in your relationship.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your innate sense of discrimination sets the stage for creative activities today by screening out extraneous distractions. Starting early improves your chances of expressing your imagination while still producing tangible results. But you grow more set in your ways as the day unfolds, leaving less room for playful exploration. Let go of your need for perfection; it's less important to achieve your goals now than it is to have fun. You can still learn a valuable lesson if you have the courage to take a risk and reveal your heart.
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You might have idealistic visions about your future, but your chance of manifesting your dreams mostly depends on your attitude. It's easy to be distracted by every pleasant thought that pulls you one way and then another. Too much flexibility leaves you blowing in the wind with nothing substantial to show for your work at the end of the day. However, concentrating on a singular destination empowers you to get the most out of this cosmically spiritual day. You can cultivate a whim by feeding it with your undivided focus until it grows into an established plan. Where your attention goes, energy flows.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You may find it nearly impossible to get others to understand your intentions unless you take the time to cover every detail step by step. Fortunately, you can explain your position effectively as long as you don't rush the process of telling your story. There's no reason to just stick to the facts; you can enthrall your audience if you weave in material from your imagination. It's not about misleading anyone; it's only about enhancing your presentation. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You wish you had the luxury of ignoring your financial responsibilities, but pressing issues require your immediate attention. The Moon's weekend visit to your 2nd House of Resources reminds you that managing your money is actually a matter of self-respect. Taking control of your budget today means you might actually end up with more cash to spend than you originally imagined. But solutions won't occur in a momentary flash of awareness; you must believe wholeheartedly in the manifestation process. Be patient; doing less is wiser now than doing too much.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Sometimes you are an enigma, even to your closest friends. You seem so determined to reach your goals but your methodical approach is misleading because you're not as serious as people think. Your conservative mask may hide a merry prankster as you go about your chores today. However, you don't need to keep up appearances; in fact, the more you express your inner child now, the younger you feel. Let down your guard; others will appreciate seeing your more playful side.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Your powers of observation are strong today, as long as you trust your instincts. However, there's no need to worry about every little thing if you focus on your vision of the future. Stepping back from your regular routine now allows you to gain a wider perspective on your life. But don't think you're in it alone as you reassess your goals. Ask for help; wisdom might come from someone who you consider to be a valuable mentor if you're willing to admit you don't have all of the answers.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You often exhibit more compassion for others than you do for yourself. Fortunately, you can be a wonderful friend for those you want to get to know better today, and they quickly learn to rely on your kind heart and keen intuition. Just remember that some of the emotional difficulties you are still processing are also your most powerful sources of insights now. Integrating your own experiences into the present moment empowers you to communicate with more conviction. The care and feeding of those you love starts at home with yourself.
Planet - Moon
Spells/Magic – home, pets, family, dreams, feminine issues, psychic development, astral travel, divination, peace, healing, caring, fertility.
Magical aspects: peace, sleep , healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility.
Oils - jasmine , sandalwood, lemon, coconut,peppermint,
Trees and plants and herbs – aloe,gardenia,grape,jasmine, lemon,mallow,moonflower,poppy,pumpkin,sandalwood,pine,willow tree,
Magical stones : moonstone , pearl, clear quartz
Colours - white, silver, grey, pearl, lavender, ivory
Metal - Silver
Energy Type – Female
Dieties: personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artimis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent.
Monday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Psychic Pursuits, Psychology, Dreams, Astral Travel, Imagination, Women’s Mysteries, Reincarnation, Short Trips, Women, Children, Public, Domestic Concerns, Emotions, Fluids, Magick, Spirituality, Nursing, Full moon magic, Purity, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Warding off Doubts and Fears, Anything to do with Water and Bodies of Water, Antiques, Trip Planning, Household Activities, Initiation, Astrology, New-Age Pursuits, Archetypes, Totem Animals, Shape-shifting and Religious Experiences.
Monday: The Moon; best for emotionally based spellwork, such us attracting confidence and intuition, protection spells, clairvoyance etc..
HE MOON AS A SYMBOL
The moon is a powerful symbol of the Triple Goddess, who represents the spiritual growth of wisdom and the evolution of a woman from an innocent maiden to the loving mother and hence to the wise crone. These stages are also a reflection of the four lunar phases- the dark moon (just before the new moon) the waxing moon, the full moon, and the waning, which are also mirrored by the female menstrual cycles. Just as the moon is the mother of the universe, representing the feminine powers of the cosmos, so the sun is opposite and represents the masculine forces that surround us and infuse us with the power of the Gods. Purely in it's own right, the power of the moon and the timing of its phases can either enhance or disrupt our bodily rhythms and our lives. Consulting the moon and an astrological chart is a vital part of spell-casting. Some days and months are more beneficial for casting certain spells than other times.
This is the period when the moon journeys from Full to New moon. Casting spells for removing problems, eliminating trouble, neutralizing adversaries and causing harm is most affective when the moon is on the wane. Protection spells for yourself, your loved ones, home and material possessions are also best cast at this time. It is also a time when our bodies are most susceptible to cleansing, so it is a good time to cleanse yourself through the process of detoxification. This can be best achieved through healing and herbal remedies, such as healing teas. Diet and exercise also become easier during this time and results tend to last longer.
Waning Moon - breaking curses, negative powers & addictions.
Monday - work, family, protection, intuition.
Spell for Monday~
SPELL TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PSYCHIC SHIELD
The night before the Full Moon, find a place where your altar will not be disturbed for 24 hours. Put the cauldron in the center with a red candle on the right side, black candle of the left side, and white candle in the back; but do not light them yet.
Sprinkle a mixture of equal parts of elder blossoms, marjoram, mint and rue in an unbroken circle around the cauldron. Into a tiny vial, measure equal drops of clove, frankincense,jasmine, and lavender. Set the sealed bottle in the cauldron and leave until the night of the Full Moon.
On Full Moon night, take a cleansing bathe and robe yourself in white. Carry a good protective or purification incense through every room in thehouse.Make certain that the smoke drifts into closets.Return to the altar and light the candles.
Take up the dagger or sword. Face the East and raise the sword in salute. To salute in this manner, simply hold the sword point upward in front of you. Say:
By the power of the rising sun, all evil in my life is done.
Turn to the South, salute, say:
By the power of darkening night, my shield is strong, my armor tight.
Turn to the North, salute, say:
By Full Moon in blackening sky, I am not alone. My help is nigh.
The Goddess’s hands around me stay, To keep me safe by night and day.
Begone, foul spirits, unbidden here. I send you back, I do not fear.
For I have won. I am set free. You have no further power over me.
Face the altar and take up the vial of oil. Put a drop of oil on your finger and anoint your forehead, heart, solar plexus, wrists and ankles. As you do this, visualize a shining blue suit of armor slowly descending over your
body until you are entirely protected. Cap the bottle and store in a safe place.
Thank the Powers for their help and extinguish the candles.Apply the oil and repeat the chants whenever you feel the armor is slipping.
Be Blessed & Cast with Care!
The Waning Moon
Begins the day after the full moon and culminates on the new moon.
This is the time of release, when the moon is gradually pulling away, disappearing from the light. This is the time to do spells of banishment, of projection, a time to work magic to send something away from you.
March 21 to June 20
(spring equinox to the eve of summer solstice)
Time of Day: Sunrise, 6am
Herbs: amaranth, beet, belladonna, boneset, comfrey, fumitory, hellebore, hemlock, hemp, ivy, knot weed, mimosa, morning glory, mullein, quince, skullcap, slippery elm, tamarisk, wolf?s bane
Stones: jet, onyx, apache tear, obsidian, tourmaline (black), coal, hematite
Element: Earth, Fire
Energies: protection, hexing/cursing, retribution, dark magick, revealing truth
March Moon Magick:
Herb: Jamine, star anise, sage, calamus, catnip
Stones: amethyst, aquamarine, pink fluorite
Scents: honeysuckle, apple blossom
Colors: light green, red-violet
Trees: alder, dogwood
Deities: Isis, the Morrigan, Hecate,
Astrological Influences for March:
Pisces: ruled by Neptune, receptive/feminine, mutable/water
Aries: ruled by Mars, projective/masculine, cardinal/fire
Planet - Saturn
Spells/Magic – binding, debts, discovery, justice, karma, protection, longevity, endings, home
Magical aspects: longevity, exorcism, endings, apprehension, austerity, caution, and limitations.
Oils – Black Orchid, Hyacinth, Iris, Juniper,
Plants and trees - black helleborn,garden nightshade,blackthorn tree,cypress tree,hedge bindweed,hemlock.ivy,morning glory,mullein,snowdrop,marigold,Rosemarry,Rue,Rowan tree, yew tree, holly tree.
Stones – Obsidian, onyx,black pearl
Colours - black, grey, red, white, brown, blue
Energy Type – Female
Dieties – dedicated to the shadowy Anglo-Saxon god Saetere, the equivalent to the Roman Saturn, and the Greek Cronos. It is also associated with the Norns, the Norse equivalent of the Three Fates, and the Trickster-god, Loki.
Saturday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Binding, Patience, Stability, Neutralization, Material Gain, Protection, Karma, Death, Manifestation, Structure’s, Reality, Laws of society, Limits, Obstacles, Tests, Handwork, Real Estate, Dentists, Bones, Teeth, Farm Workers, Sacrifice, Separation, Stalkers, Murderers, Criminals, Civil Servants, Justice, Math’s, Plumbing, Joint Money Matters, Wills, Debts, Financing, Real Estate, Discoveries, Transformation and Relations with Older People.
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TODAY - Saturday, April 11, 2015
The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Age: 21.47 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 373,697.12 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,935,542.86 km
Daily Rune - Berkano
" b "
Growth. Fertility. Re-birth. New life. A new broom. Physical beauty or stature
Healing (especially infections), achieving conception, making a fresh start
Berkana symbolizes springtime and new beginnings. It is a birth rune and is especially powerful in women's matters. It marks the time when the laws of existence are set and life is ready to begin in earnest.
If Teiwaz is the fundamental male mystery, then Berkana certainly belongs to the women, for it represents the path of the mother, the healer and the midwife, bringing new life after death just as the birch puts out the first leaves after winter. It is the rune of the family and the home, and represents the enjoyment of sexual relations, fertility, and birth. Birth in this context can be literal or symbolic, such as the successful start of any new idea or enterprise.
An exciting time for new beginnings, fresh adventures. Activity and energy. Sow seeds, but the harvest is yet to come so dont expect immediate reward for your effort. Put the past in its place, learn from experience. A good time for spiritual renewal - clear away misconceptions and accept new ideas.
When drawn in reverse, Berkana advises that aspects of character are more likely to interfere with growth, rather than events.
The Rings - Keywords: Love, relationships.
Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and again, when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.
Basically all magick is chaos. It demands that things be rearranged to match the expectations and/or demands of the witch. Creating vacuums does cause temporary chaos, but on the same hand good things come from chaos as well, such as new and exciting transformations or transitions becoming active in your life, space, or dimension.
The meaning call for here is to make room in your mind for the temporary disruption of your comfort zone from that chaos, and that will lead you to a more desirable state of being.
Casting out of chaos is an excellent focus for spells of beginnings or changes.
If you can imagine Bambi, you can imagine the message Deer brings to you today—a message of sweetness, innocence, and gentle spirit. Be delicate today in your communication with others and with yourself. This is definitely not a time for being critical, mean-spirited, or sarcastic. Just as Deer's heart can be easily wounded, so can the heart of your friends, co-workers, or family members.
Faerie Card Reading for the Week of April 6 – 12, 2015
Card: Three of Spring – from the Victorian Fairy Tarot by Lunaea Weatherstone.
“The first warm days of spring draw the fairies outdoors to joyously express their talents and avocations, like this happy musician. Perched in a blossoming pear tree, he strings his fairy harp. The pear tree’s message is ‘affection and comfort’, both of which are wholeheartedly felt by the fairy as he is joined by three linnets, who begin an impromptu concert with a thrilling burst of melody. The fairies’ relationship with the birds is a complicated one, but for the most part they enjoy each other’s company and, in some cases, share a deep and abiding friendship. Music is the bond that links them best, and all winter born fairy and linnet look forward to joining together in song. As Wordsworth wrote in his poem ‘The Green Linnet':
In this sequester’d nook how sweet – To sit upon my orchard-seat – And flowers and birds once more to greet – My last year’s friends together!”
Message from the Faeries: For many of you reading this, you are in the throws of early Spring. The snow is starting to melt and you find yourself becoming more social. Many of you are starting to spend lots of time outside, and some of you are fortunate enough to be enjoying early blossoms and flowers. This is definitely a time where you are coming out of your Winter hibernation, and are spending more time with friends and family.
This would be a good week to be outside, enjoying the wonders of nature. Go out and visit the birds and they are busy building their nests, coupling and laying eggs. Listen carefully to their songs, especially in the morning, as they sing to the trees, encouraging them to blossom and grow leaves for them to seek shelter in. Pay attention to the close relationship that the birds share with the trees. One can’t live without the other.
Let the energy of Spring in the air inspire you to do something creative. Listen to music. Go dancing. Make dinner for some friends. Write a poem. Sing a song. Do whatever it is you do to lift your heart and feel light. Don’t get so caught up in the humdrum of day to day life. Let nature lift your spirit and feel your spirit soar.
It’s time to put that spring back in your step!
We hope you all have a wonderful week.
We love you.
Be Blessed Today Pagans!