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Merry Meet Legionnaires~
I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age
of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess.
I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling.

Skinny Witch Fish Tacos

These super tasty tacos make a terrific dinner. First, the fish is covered with a fabulous dry seasoning mix.  Next, pan fried in a small amount of olive oil. Finally, each taco is topped with a flavorful, crunchy coleslaw.  All I can say is…YUMMY!  Each very filling taco has 197 calories, 5 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes


Ingredients for Coleslaw:

2 cups cabbage, green or purple, shredded

1 cup apple, un-peeled and diced

¾ cup fresh corn kernels, cut from the cob or frozen and thawed

1 tablespoon light mayonnaise

1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice

½ teaspoon honey, optional


Ingredients for Seasonings:

2 teaspoons onion powder

1½ teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika, see shopping tips

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne pepper)


Ingredients for Fish and Tortillas:

1 pound tilapia, mahi-mahi or your favorite white fish

Olive oil cooking spray or your favorite

1 tablespoon olive oil

6 corn tortillas, warmed, see shopping tips

Fresh lime or lemon slices, if desired


Instructions

1. In a large bowl, add all coleslaw ingredients and toss well. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine all seasonings and toss well to blend.

3. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. Dip each piece of fish into seasonings and coat well. The fish should be heavily coated on both sides.

4. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray.  Add olive oil and heat in pan.  Place fish in pan, cover and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.  The amount of time depends on how thick the fish is. Using a spatula, turn fish over and continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes until cooked through. When fish is opaque, it’s ready.  Remove with spatula to a plate.  Slice into strips or chunks.

5. To assemble each taco: Place ⅓ cup fish on each tortilla. Top each with a little over ⅓ cup coleslaw.  Serve with lime or lemon wedges on the side, if desired.

6. Leftovers taste great the next day.

Makes 6 tacos (each serving, 1 taco and a little over ⅓ cup slaw)


Shopping Tips
I love the flavor of smoked paprika so much more than regular paprika! It smells like BBQ flavors and really enhances the flavor of any recipe that uses paprika. I strongly recommend using it in this recipe. You’ll find it in most supermarkets in the spice aisle. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s.

There are many choices of corn tortillas out there. One of the lowest in calories and fat is Mission’s 6” corn tortilla. I based my skinny facts on these tortillas.
In addition, I recently discovered Mission Foods Artisan Style Tortillas-Corn & Whole Wheat Blend. You might want to try them. They are really tasty…Each tortilla has 90 calories, 2.5g fat and 3 grams of fiber! You’ll find them in most supermarkets. Trader Joe’s has them under their own brand.


Prep Tip
Here’s 2 ways to heat tortillas:
1. Microwave: Wrap tortillas in barely damp paper towels; microwave on High for about 30 seconds. Wrap tortillas in foil to keep warm.
2. Oven: Wrap tortillas in foil; place in a 375°F oven for about 10 minutes. Keep wrap in foil until ready to serve.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5
Weight Watchers (old points) 4

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 taco and coleslaw
197 calories, 5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 18g protein, 22g carbs, 4g fiber, 272mg sodium, 5g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 fish taco at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
270 calorie, 15g fat, 14g protein, 18g carbs, 0g fiber, 560mg sodium, 2g sugar

Spirit Animal Guide Instructor~ElderAirwolf

SPIRIT ANIMAL MINI CLASS

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

ElderAirwolf

 

I am a sixth generation Native Blackfoot Indian and my people have looked to the animals and creatures for guidance and support all our lives. We know living on the rugged frontiers we would not survive without their wisdom. We as humans are the only species that does not have ingrained instincts, therefore we have to learn them, recall them, and remember them each time we do another earthewalk.  

I have been looking for guidance, support, and spiritual direction from all my spirit animal and creatures to guide me, and believe me they know I understand them for they too look to me to hear their needs, complaints, and sorrows as we all have those feelings.

Are you ready to be awakened to your spirit animal guides? If so jump on for a wonderful journey of self-discovery in the animal world.

 

Welcome to Candle Magick & Meet Your Educator

Welcome to Candle Magick! 

My name is Elder Airwolf and I am a solitary earth witch. Through the calling of my Goddess I am here to humbly serve as your guide through this course. I wrote this program in 2012 so you all learn the deeper skills as a crafter in candle magick. I have been a practicing pagan all my life and was mentored that way from my Native Shaman Grandmother and Druid 
HP Aunty. Every tradition and religion uses candles as part of ceremony for many different occasions but always to mark the importance of candle magick.

Through this course we will explore the history and use of candles in numerous aspects of the craft including, but not limited to their use in spellwork, meditation, and healing. By combining the use of various forms of wax, herbs and oils, symbols, sigils, gestures and words you will learn to harness and direct your magickal energies to manifest your goals. 

All assignments must be submitted to the email address:

(lopmysticschool@gmail.com ATTN: Elder Airwolf).

Please ensure that your work is submitted in complete sentences with proper spelling and punctuation. Work needs to be submitted on the day of the assignment, including the posted questions with your response to each. 

Because this is a mini course, there will be no grading therefore it’s either a pass or fail. Assignments will be posted on daily, Monday through Friday and you will have until the following morning (PDT-Pacific Day Time) to complete and submit it to me. There will be Class Discussions daily so you will be expected to check into this class at least once daily, Monday through Friday. Your participation is mandatory!

There will be a class project (to be posted) to be completed during the course to completed no later than the last day of the class, including picture(s) submitted to the same address as the daily assignments. 
There is also additional information in the DOCUMENTS LIBRARY section of this website.

Class Open Registration begins: June 27th, 2016~July 17th, 2016

Class begins: Monday July 18th, 2016



Please don't hesitate to ask questions!

Bright Blessings,


 

Copy write ~LOP ElderAirwolf

Father's Day

Father's Day was originally a pagan holiday, the Great Sky-Father's Day. Part of the week of celebrations leading up to the summer solstice, the day was give over to celebrating the Sky-Father's providing for his human children with his rich gifts of sun and rain. Gifts of sacrificial goats and sheep (recognizable by the festive ribbons bound about their necks) were supplemented with prayers for his continued guidance in the human journey towards spiritual adulthood. "

"The precise transition to the Father's Day we know today is lost in the mists of time, but it seems that several generations of Christian priests gradually attempted to neutralize the pagan rituals by focusing on the literal steps of the ceremonies, rather than their spiritual meanings. The passing of celebratory garlands from sons to fathers was retained, and reemphasized as the central act of the Great Sky-Father's celebration, rather than the sacrifices and prayers. As part of this reinterpretation, the practice of tying ribbons was moved from the animals to the fathers, and appears to be recognizably the origin of the custom of giving ties on Father's Day. "

FATHERS DAY ORIGINS
Unlike Mother's Day which can be dated back hundreds of years, Father's Day is a fairly recent concept. Many historians believe Grace Golden Clayton was the founder of the first Father's Day in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. A year and a half before, Monongah, a nearby town, suffered a mine explosion killing more than 360 men, over 200 of these men were fathers and left behind their widows and over 1000 sons and daughters.

Grace Clayton - Fathers Day Origins
Clayton was deeply moved by the incident and went to her Pastor, Reverend Robert Thomas Webb, of the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, (now known as Central United Methodist Church) initiating the idea of a special day for fathers to be honoured and remembered. Both Clayton and Webb had lost two children (not together) so they felt the grief of the mining families.

According to the Fairmont Times in 1979, Clayton had, at the time of the mining tragedy, said:

"It was partly the explosion that got me to thinking how important and loved most fathers are. All those lonely children and those heart-broken wives and mothers, made orphans and widows in a matter of a few minutes. Oh, how sad and frightening to have no father, no husband, to turn to at such an awful time."

Clayton chose July 5, 1908 to celebrate Father's Day, as this was the nearest date to her late father's birthday whom she missed terribly. However, Clayton's Father's Day did not take off... she was exceptionally unlucky for various reasons; the day was not promoted outside of the town, no public statement was made to the City Council and, most significantly, Fairmont held a huge July 4, Independence day festival with over 12000 people in attendance the day before.

The event had the largest gathering in the town's history and boasted the first sighting of a hot air balloon which gained significant press coverage. In addition, the town suffered the loss of a young girl who had been suffering from a critical illness that very night. Her family were dedicated church-goers in the town and so Clayton and the church decided not to go ahead with their proclamation of Father's Day. It was because of these unfortunate incidents that Clayton never received the credit she deserved for being the first person who tried to issue a Father's day. To this day Fairmont are proud of Clayton's efforts displaying a highway sign at the city's entrance stating: "Welcome to Fairmont - the Friendly City - Home of the First Father's Day Service, July 5, 1908".

In 1910 a tradition was set, all sons and daughters would wear a rose to church; they would wear a red rose in admiration of a living father and a white rose to pay tribute to a deceased father. This is rarely upheld today, however, and many people will not have heard of this original gesture.

Today, people try and visit their dads on Father's Day and use it as a great excuse to gather the whole family together to celebrate the special day. Bought or handmade cards and Fathers Day gifts are either posted or hand delivered to dads. Schools and kids clubs will make Father's Day cards and gifts to highlight the significance of the day and encourage the child/father bond.

Popular gifts include ties, socks, slippers, hankies, luxury chocolate, dad's favourite drink, garden tools or DIY tools. Personalised gifts are very popular too such as a mug with "Best dad in the world" printed on the front. Other Father's Day gift ideas include humorous novelty items, sporty gifts or extravagant experience days such as a helicopter ride or racing car lesson.

Another tradition is to serve breakfast in bed for dad, for a real treat. Families gather around the dinner table and enjoy a Sunday dinner cooked by mother's or children- dad isn't supposed to lift a finger all day. Alternatively, it's also common to take father out for dinner to a pub or restaurant.

LITHA SUMMER SOLSTICE

At Midsummer, the Holly King, God of the Waning Year, vanquishes the Oak King, God of the Waxing Year. Read about them here. Celebrate passion and success. This is a night of powerful magick in Celebrate the Earth, calls midsummer the sun's sea change, when the sun reaches its peak, and "in one magical instant begins to wane." A midsummer fire was traditionally fueled by the friction between two sacred woods -- fir and oak. The element of fire is an important component of Midsummer, possibly because the sun is blazing in the sky and the heat generates thunder and lightning.

Says Cabot: "The tradition of hurling fire wheels into the air or down from atop a sacred hill was a common practice throughout Europe up until the 19th century or even later." As at Beltane, herds were driven through the embers of Midsummer fires to purge them of disease. Rubbing the ashes from the Beltane fire on our foreheads at Midsummer heightens our magickal powers.

HERBS

At Midsummer, nine different herbs are thrown into the blaze -- mistletoe, vervain, St. John's Wort, heartsease and lavender are usually among the nine chosen, but the nine can be chosen from this list:

sage, mint, basil, fennel, chive, chervil, tarragon, parsley, rosemary, thyme, hyssop, honeysuckle, red heather, white heather, rue, sunflower, lavender, fern, mistletoe, St. John's Wort, Mugwort, vervain, meadowsweet, heartsease, feverfew, iris, rowan, oak, fir, pine, aniseed, hazelnut.

LORE

Midsummer is a good time to seek protection and to purify space against negative or harmful energy. It's also a good time to divine in matters of fertility and love. In ancient times on Midsummer's Eve, young women galloped through fields of growing crops on broomsticks to ensure a bountiful harvest and personal fertility.

Protection rituals are appropriate at Midsummer. Some make protection amulets, charge them, use throughout the year and burn in the Midsummer fire -- making and charging a new one for the next year. I had a mini fire in my cauldron at the kitchen table (my altar for now) and burned Midsummer herbs and woods.

Make a small pouch out of white cloth. Fill it with any combination of midsummer herbs you wish. (Be sure to add them in threes). Tie the pouch with a red string. Hold the pouch in your hand. Concentrate on any problems, pain or illness you wish to be rid of. Picture these things going into the bag. Throw the bag into the Midsummer fire.

In Celebrate the Earth, Laurie Cabot invokes the sorcerer, Merlin (Merddin, Myrddin), who dwells in the spirit of the sacred Oak -- also the Faery Queen and flower goddess Vivian (Merlin's wise teacher) who was made completely of flowers in the Underworld.

Midsummer is a very magically powerful night, and a classic time for works of magick. A good time to tackle the biggies -- spellwork that needs a lot of power behind it.

GOOD TIME FOR REDEDICATION

Litha A Midsummer Ritual 2016

I’ve always found Midsummer to work better as an idea than as a ritual. The longest day and shortest night almost lends its self-more towards a simple celebration than an involved ritual. Indeed, many of my Summer Solstices have been spent at Pagan Gatherings that have lacked a specific Midsummer rite. This year I wanted to be sure and put together a traditional ritual and use it to express the parts of Midsummer that most tantalize my imagination: The Sun and the Fey.

Inspired by my Ancient Nature of Midsummer article last week I wanted to work a Solar Wheel into my solstice rite. It doesn’t show up in the form expressed in the article, but at least it’s there. The part about the Fey was a bit more problematic. I’m not what one would call a traditional believer in fairies, though I do think there are beings and entities that exist at the borders of our perception. In that sense I’m a believer in The Fey, but they aren’t an essential part of my practice. (I don’t think one must believe in the Fey to be a Pagan or Witch.)

I’m also hesitant to call genuinely sentient beings to watch parts of my circle. I call the gods because I have a relationship with them and honestly feel as if they want to be there. I’m not sure that the salamanders of the south are going to show up just because I ask one night a year. I included “Fey Quarter Calls” in this ritual just for those looking for (or with an interest in) such a thing, but that doesn’t mean I’m necessarily going to be using them myself. Instead, and this ended up being an idea first suggested by my wife, we are going to invite them to bless certain things for our ritual and then use those items in our rite. Hopefully we’ll get their magic that way, and then if they do want to show up they will be welcome to, but I’d never “demand” the presence of another sentient being. (I wrote this introduction before figuring out exactly how I was going to call the Fey, so satisfied with my writing I might now very well call them, he said smugly.)

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of the Fey, and the pictures being used here to illustrate this ritual reflect how I want Midsummer to be in many ways. I’ll be outside the night of the solstice trying to catch a glimpse of whatever’s there. If the Fairy Folk are going to show themselves to me I have a feeling it will be on the longest day and shortest night of the year. Instead of calling the Fey to the ritual by type of being, I call them by element and association. In my mind I associate the classic fairy with East, salamanders with the South, undines the West, and earthy fey like brownies with North, but that’s just me. Instead of hoisting my rather classic associations on everyone else I went very general. I also made all of my calls haikus just for fun (and since they are short, they are pretty easy to write!).

The circle casting in this ritual is a little different than normal for me, but I like to experiment from time to time. Midsummer always put me in a good mood. It’s the height of Summer, it’s the blessings of the Lord and Lady . . . I love the Summer and cherish the memories it’s given me over the years. Happy Solstice!

Materials Needed:
Grape Vine
Sweet Spring Water (I’ll be adding a little bit of sugar to this)
A dedicated candle
Smudge Stick
Glass Beads
Sweets (gifts for the Fey)
Fire (either in a cauldron indoors or a fire pit)

Before the Ritual Starts
This ritual calls for the blessings of the Fairy Folk and calls for various items (water, candle, smudge, glass beads) to be blessed by them. To receive the blessings of the Fey we will be setting all of these items in our Fairy Garden, a little space in our backyard dedicated to the others who walk this world with us. You don’t have to dedicate a permanent spot in your house to the Fey, just a few gifts in a private spot in/on your yard/patio/deck/porch should do the trick. After leaving the water, candle, smudge, and beads outside for a night bring them back inside to use in the ritual. Be sure to leave some of the glass beads out for the Fey, they like shiny things.

Purification
Everyone prepares for ritual differently. In my circle we perform a ceremonial hand-washing. Some groups prefer to use incense, smudge, salted water, etc etc. I could share exactly what I do here but then I’d have to swear you to secrecy, and that sounds like too much work.

Opening Meditation/Chant
It’s important to get yourself in the right head space for ritual. Some groups like to use a guided meditation “your feet are the like the roots of a tree . . .” others chant and sing. It probably depends on how good the singing is in your particular group.

Statement of Intent
High Priestess: “We gather tonight to celebrate the longest day and shortest night. The Sun shines down upon us in its full crowning glory. It’s light, life giving and purifying. At the Summer Solstice we celebrate not just the Sun, but the fey and other unseen who share this world with us. This evening we seek the blessings of both as we observe the Summer Solstice. Now let your heart and be light and your spirit filled with joy as we revel in the joys of Midsummer!”

Casting the Circle
“Our circle of power is a meeting place of love and joy and truth and a shield against all that is wicked and evil. With flower petals of red I create this circle in the world of mortals. With flower petals of blue I open the entry way to the realm of spirit. With flower petals of yellow I open the doorway to the realms of the Mighty Ones. With flower petals of green I welcome those unseen who come in good faith. I now bless and consecrate thee in the names of the Lord and Lady. The circle is cast, so mote it be!”

(In a complete reversal of how I normally do things this ritual uses flower petals to cast the circle. The petals should be sprinkled around the circle while the circle caster also projects energy out of themselves.)

Calling the Fey*
High Priestess: “We now call to those seen and unseen, the Fey who would willingly join us in our rite.”

East
“Fair folk of the East
Keepers of breeze, wind, and air
You are welcome here!”

South
“Fair folk of the South
Keepers of flame and passion
You are welcome here!”

West
“Fair folk of the West
Keepers of rain and ocean
You are welcome here!”

North
“Fair folk of the North
Keepers of mountain and plane
You are welcome here!”

High Priest: “Honor to you good folk for being a part of our Midsummer Rite! Merry Meet!”

Calling the God
“We call to the Great God this night of longest day. Join us as the Sun, fiery Lord of the Heavens who blesses our land with the sunshine that makes our world grow! Join us as the Creator who joins with the Great Mother to bring forth new life! May your purifying light and fire bless us this night and drive away all that is negative in our lives. Be a part of our rites as you are a part of our lives! Hail and Welcome!”

The Charge of the God
There are many Charges of the God out there on the internet. Not surprisingly, my group uses the one I wrote.

Calling the Goddess
“We call to the Great Goddess this day of shortest night. Join us as the Moon, cool orb of the night-time sky who lights our way and adds to our magick! Join us as the Great Mother who brings forth new life from the eternal womb! It’s your touch that that makes the blossoms bloom and the crops ripen with grain! May that same touch reach us this night to drive away any sorrow and sadness that doesn’t contribute to our lives. Be a part of our rites this night as we celebrate your gifts of love and summertime! Hail and Welcome!”

The Charge of the Goddess
There are many versions of the Charge of the Goddess, but only one that’s familiar to most everyone of the Wiccan persuasion. My circle uses Valente’s version, with some minor changes.

The Solar Wheel & The Bonfire
High Priest: “The Sun has always been seen as a source of truth and justice. The first people to hear the call of the gods used to make all oaths towards the Sun and ask for his (or her) or blessing in keeping the promise true. From its perch in the sky the sun sees all things. For millennia upon end the Sun has been visualized as The Solar Wheel. Long after the New Religion seeped into every nook and cranny of the old Pagan World people continued to honor the Sun upon Midsummer in the form of the Solar Wheel.”

High Priestess: “Wheels were made and then lit on fire and hurled down mountains and hills. If the wheel made it to the end of its journey without falling down the harvest was guaranteed to be a good and strong one. The wheel falling was a bad omen, but as luck would have it, that happened only rarely. Tonight we won’t release a wheel down a hill, but we will make our own Sun Wheels and then light them on fire. We will put all that’s negative and destructive in our lives into our wheels and then light them on fire, releasing that negativity from our lives. Nothing positive and bright can live in the cleansing fires of Midsummer!”

(We are going to be using grape vine to make our wheels, and we will be making them small. You can make a Solar Wheel out of dried vine pretty easily. Bend the vines to form a tight circle would around two or three times and then tuck the ends into the back. Two short pieces of vine can then be used to make the cross in the middle, tucking the two pieces of vine into the circle. I write religion stuff if you need art instructions I’m probably not the one to help you. When everyone is finished making their wheel proceed with the ritual.)

High Priest: “Now that your Solar Wheel has been constructed, let us pour what is negative and holds us back inside of it. Push all of that ‘bad’ into it. Fill it up, and then fill it up some more. As you do so, know that the Sun will take all of it back and rid the world of that energy on Midsummer! When you feel as if you are ready come forward and throw your Wheel into our Cauldron of Sunshine and Midsummer Fire!”

(When I first began envisioning this ritual I imagined us burning these tiny wheels in a cast-iron cauldron on our altar. I’m guessing my wife won’t let me do that so we’ll be burning them in our mobile fire-pit outside. To do that I’ll add some flowery words like “Now follow me as if we venture out towards our Midsummer fire and cast our wheels out upon it!” and then open up our circle and march everyone outside. Once outside I might have everyone at the ritual say what they are casting out of themselves, our words create things and are magical in their own ways, before leading them back inside. If my neighborhood was a little more private I’d just do the whole ritual outside, but alas, we will be in our Temple Room like good Episco Pagans. In order to speed up the ritual you could also make all the little solar crosses before the rite starts and then hand them out.)

 

The Blessings of the Fey
High Priestess: “We do not walk this world alone. The Earth is full of others, beings who think and live much as we do but exist just outside of our ordinary understanding. In olden days it was said that if one wished to visit the realms of the Fairy Folk, the Fey, all they had to do was walk around a Fairy Hill three times, stopping to knock the third time. That would open a door into their world, a space full of magic where time moves much differently than in our own reality.”

High Priest: “Tonight we don’t seek to visit the realm of the Fey, but we do seek their blessings. Midsummer provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge those who live besides us and thank them for sharing this world with us. It’s also a chance to ask for their blessings and perhaps a touch of their magic in our own lives.”

High Priestess: “We put these items into our Fairy Garden last night and asked the Fey to bless them. We also gave them gifts of sweets and honey as a gesture of thanks and gratitude. We hope that with the magic of the Fairy Folk that the items we use in this cleansing will keep you safe and trouble free as the sun begins to wane once more.”

High Priest: “For centuries people have blessed their crops and livestock with smoke. Lit torches were run through the field, the purifying heat and smoke ensuring the crops against blight, and the people against hunger. Tonight we cleanse ourselves with the sacred smoke, blessed by the Fey, to keep us safe from harm this Summer and Autumn. As the sage-smoke surrounds you feel it cleansing you, but also protecting you, forming a shield around you. As you breathe the smoke inside your lungs let its scent fill you up inside. Feel the magic of the others, feel the protective power of the smoke, and in your mind’s eye use this opportunity to connect with those Pagans and Witches who came before us.”

(Everyone in the circle is blessed and cleansed. The sage should be lit from a candle blessed in the Fairy Garden. In our circle I’ll be the High Priest doing the cleansing as my wife is sensitive to smoke.)

High Priestess: “Even while free from harm the fields and the folk cannot exist without water and earth. These glass beads were left to the Fey along with this sweet spring water. One by one I add the blessings of the Fairy Folk to our water. May their magics mix with those of Earth and Rain. (Glass beads are added to the water, perhaps mixed with the athame.) May the magic of the Fairy Folk upon this night of Midsummer bless our lives with enchantment and wonder and allow us to glimpse their world when the veils are thin and the time is right. So mote it be!”

(The enchanted water is then sprinkled upon everyone in the circle. At our ritual my wife will be doing the sprinkling.)

The Great Rite
High Priest: “Life is more than a gift, it is a promise. All that dies shall be reborn.”

High Priestess: “We now celebrate the most ancient of magics, the magic of joining.”

High Priest: “The athame is to the Lord.”

High Priestess: “As the cup is the Lady.”

Both: “United in life and abundance. Blessed Be!”

(Athame is plunged into the chalice.)

Blessing the Cakes & Ale
High Priest: “In the names of the Lord and Lady we bless this bread.”

(Touches athame to either the bread or the plate it is being served upon.)

High Priestess: “In the names of the Lord and Lady we bless this drink.”

(Touches athame to the top of the cup. The drink is then passed around first with the bread following. As the wine is passed the words “May you never thirst” are said upon receiving the chalice. When being passed the bread or cakes the wish of “May you never hunger” should be shared with those receiving the cakes.)

Goodbyes to the Lord & Lady
High Priest: “We thank the Great God for being with us this night. As you sink now beneath the trees and hills we thank you for your presence in our lives. As you set upon this enchanted night take away those things we burned in the sacred Midsummer fire. Our Solstice Celebration is near its end, but you walk with us both within and without the circle. Hail the God! Hail the Sun! Hail the Summer! Blessed Be.”

High Priestess: “We thank the Great Goddess for being with us for our Midsummer Rite. You are the Mother of us all, human and fey, and as your children we honor you on this the shortest of nights. May the blessings we have received tonight be a continual reminder of your love, care, and concern for all of us. Our Solstice Celebration is near its end, but you walk with us both within and without the circle. Hail the Lady! Hail the Moon! Hail the Summer! Blessed Be.”

Goodbye to the Fey
High Priestess: “We now wish farewell to those seen and unseen who have blessed our rites.”

North:
“From the North you came
Fey of Earth, soil and mountain
Thanks for your blessings.”

West
“From the West you came
Fey of Water, sea and spring
Thanks for your blessings.”

South
“From the South you came
Fey of Fire, stirrers of souls
Thanks for your blessings.”

East:
“From the East you came
Fey of Air, breeze and whisper
Thanks for your blessings.”

High Priest: “Honor and thanks to you Good Folk for being a part of our Midsummer Rite! Merry Part!”

Taking Down the Circle
“This circle has served as a meeting place for those with love and joy in their hearts and against all that is wicked and evil. I now pick up a green flower petal and say goodbye to those unseen who have visited us in good faith. I now pick up this flower petal of yellow and thereby close the doorway to the realms of the Mighty Ones. By picking up this petal of blue I seal the entryway from spirit. Finally I pick up this petal of red to bring me back from between the realms. All will now be as it once was, and what was once here has been dismissed in the names of the Lord and the Lady. So mote it be!”

Closing Statement 
High Priestess: “The time of waning is now at hand, the days grow shorter, but the Summer is just beginning. With the blessings of the Lord and Lady and those seen and unseen we leave this place with joy and full hearts. Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again! And may the gods preserve The Craft!”

Blessed Be, 

So Mote it Be,

To the Goddess Hecate

Why I Want to be a Witch by J.R. Maybelle

Jenifer Renteria                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BWC Essay                                                                                                                                                                      

May 26th, 2016

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 "Why I want to be a Witch” and what have I learned                                                                      

 

             To me, to be a “Witch” Is to learn the ways of the Ancients, The Earth, Moon Phases, Herbs, Ways of the Lady and Lord. To know the signs of my body & how to understand them. I follow my intuitions, to bend and control energy. As to be a “Witch” I have learned to ground my emotions, to know I have the power to change the emotions in me & around me, to express positivity, healing, protection. Knowing I am surrounded by the gods & angles and how to communicate with them. To be a “Witch” must be one with nature, animals, the earths medicinal herbs. An important thing to know is how to cleans & clear the energies of myself and others, also how to learn and be able to send out “Healing” & “Protection to loved ones, friends and animals.                                                                                                

            Something that should never be left out is knowing the “Sabbats”,” Offerings”,” Rituals”,” Timing in rituals. Then there are the “Days of the Week” That would correspond with the Spell and Rituals. What I have found helpful, was the “Horoscopes” also can affect and help in aiding “Spells”. There are different types of witch craft., Like-"Green witchcraft"- traits are Nature-Based-Earth-Trees-Herbs-Medical-Earth-Mother-Spirits of the Dead. "Kitchen Witchcraf"-Home-Based-Practical-Crystals-Plants-Flowers-Gnomes-Faries-The Elements-Food Crafting. "Hereditary Witchcraft"-Family Tradition-Old Ways-Passed Down Practice. "Solitary Witchcraft"-Works Alone-Usually a Natural Witch. "Sea Witchcraft"-Ocean-Seashells-Sand-Seaweed-Driftwood-Marine Life. "Hedge Witchcraft"-Earth-Based- Shamanistic-Spirits-Astral Travel-Healing-Birds-Veil Between Worlds.  For a “Witch” your relationship with “Nature” is a must. When taking from a “Plant or “Tree” you must say “Thanks” and leave an offering / gift. It’s important to know the “Elements” and What corresponds with them. Get to know your “Sprit Guides” and “Sprit Animals” What they require & need in order to “Help/Aid” with your craft. What I Love is “            Divinations” there are many types, whatever calls to you is what you are able to work with. Get to know your “Herbs, Tonics, Medicinal Teas. Magic Is all about intent, a clear mind, body. Remember what is sent out comes back. Keeping a journal on your rituals, spells, and anything that you noticed while doing your spell, will help in further rituals and spells. Clearing and cleaning of alter is a must to keep tidy, as to not over load the energy around you that you will be working with.              

        To be a Witch” is to Study, Learn, teach to those who are interested in the craft. Also to know the" 13 Goals for a Witch"

1. Know Yourself  

2. Know Your Craft

3. Learn and Grow

4. Apply Knowledge Wisdom

5. Achieve Balance

6. Keep your words in good order

7. Keep your Thoughts in good order

8. Celebrate Life

9. Attune with the cycles of the earth

10. Breath and eat correctly

11. Exercise the body

12. Honor the Goddess and God. The most important thing is to always ask permission Before putting a spell on someone, the person must be open to receive. I am a “Witch” Blessed and Free, As I Will it so Mote It Be.                        

        My experience with the Legion School was very one on one informational and helpful. I learned that my participation with my class and teacher was a must. Important to always check-in into class for attendee and to always ask questions. When i did assignments my feedback was on point as to add corrections and to be able to do next assignments with ease as to the important corrections to make it a learning experience. I am Very happy to have found Legion School. My experience here helped me know myself and to apply my knowledge when need.

Thank You "Elder Airwolf” for the information and discipline to help me alone my journey.

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

J.R. Maybelle

 

 

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Kalbi Crossribs

 

INGREDIENTS
2 lbs. thin sliced short ribs

Marinade:
1 cup Aloha Shoyu Regular Soy Sauce or Aloha Shoyu Lower Salt Soy Sauce 
1 cup Sesame Seed Oil
1cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon green onions
1 tablespoon garlic
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
 
PROCEDURE
Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl, stirring until the brown sugar is dissolved.  Place ribs in pan and pour marinade mixture over them.  Marinate at least 4 hours and up to overnight.  Grill ribs over a charcoal fire or broil.

 

HOUNDS of HECATE And Other Gods

 

 

Animals Associated with Hecate

Dogs were closely associated with Hecate in the Classical world. “In art and in literature Hecate is constantly represented as dog-shaped or as accompanied by a dog. Her approach was heralded by the howling of a dog.  The dog was Hecate’s regular sacrificial animal, and was often eaten in solemn sacrament.” The sacrifice of dogs to Hecate is attested for Thrace, Samothrace, Colophon, and Athens.

It has been claimed that her association with dogs is “suggestive of her connection with birth, for the dog was sacred to Eileithyia, Genetyllis, and other birth goddesses. Although in later times Hecate’s dog came to be thought of as a manifestation of restless souls or demons who accompanied her, its docile appearance and its accompaniment of a Hecate who looks completely friendly in many pieces of ancient art suggests that its original signification was positive and thus likelier to have arisen from the dog’s connection with birth than the dog’s demonic associations.”

Athenaeus (writing in the 1st or 2nd century BCE, and drawing on the etymological speculation of Apollodorus) notes that the red mullet is sacred to Hecate, “on account of the resemblance of their names; for that the goddess is trimorphos, of a triple form”. The Greek word for mullet was trigle and later trigla. He goes on to quote a fragment of verse “O mistress Hecate, Trioditis / With three forms and three faces / Propitiated with mullets”. In relation to Greek concepts of pollution, Parker observes, “The fish that was most commonly banned was the red mullet (trigle), which fits neatly into the pattern. It ‘delighted in polluted things,’ and ‘would eat the corpse of a fish or a man’. Blood-coloured itself, it was sacred to the blood-eating goddess Hecate. It seems a symbolic summation of all the negative  characteristics of the creatures of the deep.” At Athens, it is said there stood a statue of Hecate Triglathena, to whom the red mullet was offered in sacrifice. After mentioning that this fish was sacred to Hecate, Alan Davidson writes, “Cicero, Horace, Juvenal, Martial, Pliny, Seneca and Suetonius have left abundant and interesting testimony to the red mullet fever which began to affect wealthy Romans during the last years of the Republic and really gripped them in the early Empire. The main symptoms were a preoccupation with size, the consequent rise to absurd heights of the prices of large specimens, a habit of keeping red mullet in captivity, and the enjoyment of the highly specialized aesthetic experience induced by watching the color of the dying fish change.”

The frog, significantly a creature that can cross between two elements, also is sacred to Hecate.

In her three-headed representations, discussed above, Hecate often has one or more animal heads, including cow, dog, boar, serpent and horse.

The Hounds of Hecate

On the dark of the moon, the time each mother during the new moon where there is no visible moon in the sky, Hecate was believed to roam the land with her pack of supernatural hounds. The barking of hounds at night was believed to have been an omen of the approaching goddess. At least one myth leads one to believe that these hounds may have been humans at one time. In the tale of Hecuba, the poor Queen was either stoned to death or killed herself and was then transformed into a black dog by Hecate.

Sacred Objects And Animals:

Torches - Her oldest symbol and sacred object, possibly a lunar symbolism but more closely connected to Hecate's role as divine guide.
Whips/Scourge - To punish wrongdoers and to control phantoms and a symbol of Hecate's role as mistress.
Keys - Represent the keys to the underworld and of her power over phantoms.
Daggers - Represents protection from evil, her healing powers of midwifery, and also her magical abilities
Cord - Represents her magical powers of witchcraft as well as her power to bind evil spirits
Golden Sandals - Symbols of protection and deity
Serpents - Identifies her as a chonian deity.
Dogs - Hecate's sacred animal are dogs, especially black female dogs.
Plants - Hecate's sacred plants include yew, oak, garlic, willow, cypress, black poplar, dittany, as well as the poisonous plants and herbs used in magical rituals, such as mandrake, belladonna, henbane, hemlock, and monkshood.

Black Dogs, Hounds of Hell and Gabriel Hounds, are all supernatural and without a material body dog-like creatures. All these names are commonly used as to be synonyms, but this is not exactly the truth.


The Hounds of Hell, or Hell Hounds, and Gabriel Hounds are indeed one and the same thing. I don’t know if the name of Archangel Gabriel was given to the beasts in order to call upon his help, or to make them seem less terrifying, or for any other reason. I have even read that it is because an old English word for the corpse sounded almost like Gabriel, but I haven’t yet found such a word.

 

On the other hand, Black Dogs and Hounds of Hell are not the same thing. I must admit that sometimes it is difficult to distinguish if a beast is a Black Dog or a Hell Hound just by listening to its story as both can be very infernal.

 

In most cases Hell Hounds are lurking in herds, and they can be accompanied by one or more dark dressed male forms. Now, as an idea, Hell Hounds are evil spiritual beings owned by demons and their job is usually to bring (or eat) the souls of humans that belong – through some contract possible – to a demon.

 

Black Dogs can be found either alone or in herds, and if they are accompanied by somebody, this somebody is usually only one female figure. In some cases, the Black Dog and the hag may be two forms of the same beast. Black Dogs are considered to be astral (ghostly) beings, that can be either good, evil or neutral.

 

Now, this post is more focused on the Black Dogs, and not the Hounds of Hell or Gabriel Hounds.

 

I usually call Black Dogs as English beasts, but in fact Black Dogs have been seen in almost every part of the word that has living dogs, but England and Great Britain own the most famous Black Dogs.

 

In a following post I am going to present just a few of the most interesting cases of Black Dogs. But here let us find out some things about the beast itself.

 

There are several opinions regarding what gave birth to the Black Dog. The most popular are three. Some believe that Black Dogs came from the Norse and the hound that follows God Odin. Although this opinion may explain some appearances of herds of black dogs with black hunters, which in fact are most possible Hell Hounds, it doesn’t explain the most of the characteristics of the dogs.So maybe the Hell Hounds are coming from Odin’s hound but not the Black Dogs.

 

Others assume that the black dogs may come from the Egyptian God Anubis. Now, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has indeed a black dog-like head, but it is most possible a jackal rather than a dog, and also Anubis is a purely beneficial God, so why should his dogs or himself act so barbarously as many of the Black Dogs, and all the Hounds of Hell do?

 

A third opinion says that Black Dogs are coming from Cerberus (Κέρβερος) the three headed dog of Greek God Pluto or Hades (Πλούτων ή Άδης). Of course Cerberus is fierce, but he never went on the world of the living, except when Hercules abducted him, and he was obedient only to his master, Hades who is, obviously, male. Not even Persephone could command Cerberus. So I don’t believe that the Black Dogs come from him.

 


So, from where? What I find most possible is that the Black Dogs are coming from theGoddess of the Dark Moon (New Moon), mother of the witch Circe (Κίρκη) and patron of the witches, the fearsome Goddess Hecate (Εκάτη).

 

According to Hesiod’s Theogony (Ησιόδου Θεογονία), Hecate has three heads (and bodies), one of which is a dog’s head. Also Hecate was coming to the word of the livingsaccompanied by ghosts (among them ghostly dogs) to help, protect and punish. Also, her appearance is enough to cause fear to anyone. Finally, Hecate, rules the streets, the cemeteries, the crossroads and conjunction of three roads (τρίστρατα) and she acts by night.

 

Apollonius of Rhodes or Apollonius Rhodius (Απολλώνιος της Ρόδου ή Απολλώνιος Ρόδιος), in his well-known epic poem Argonautica (Αργοναυτικά) offers an example of such an appearance of Hecate with the ghostly dogs. Jason, dressed only with a dark robe, summons Hecate for her help and here is the English translation of the event:

 

“And when he (Jason) had called on her (Hecate) he drew back; and she heard him, the dread goddess, from the uttermost depths and came to the sacrifice of Aeson's son (Jason – Γιος του Αίσονα); and round her horrible serpents twined themselves among the oak boughs; and there was a gleam of countless torches; and sharply howled around her the hounds of hell. All the meadows trembled at her step; and the nymphs that haunt the marsh and the river shrieked, all who dance round that mead of Amarantian Phasis (Hecate – Φάσιδος Αμαραντίου). And fear seized Aeson's son”

 

You may have noticed that the translation says “hounds of Hell”, but this is not an accurate translation. The original, Greek text use the term χθόνιοι κύνες (original: Book 3, line 1217) which means dogs of the underworld, meaning ghostly dogs. The translator, being obviously Christian, considered the underworld being the Hell, but for Greeks, both Elysian Fields(Ηλύσια Πεδία), which in Christian terms is paradise, and Tartarus (Τάρταρος), which in Christian terms is hell, are parts of the Underworld.

 

Also notice that the poet says that not only the brave and great hero Jason but also even the meadows and the nymphs were scared.

 

Now Black Dogs appear at night usually on dark streets, in crossroads (being them junction of three or four roads), in or next to cemeteries, all of them under the dominion of Hecate.

 

Also sometimes the Black Dog is followed by a female figure with or without a head, or the Black Dog turns itself to that female figure.

 

Black Dogs some time are evil or cursed witches that became Black Dogs, and witches are under the dominion of Hecate.

 

Finally, the Black Dogs being them evil or neutral (i.e. protecting a place) usually cause an unnatural fear to the one that sees them.

 

For all these reasons I believe that the ghostly Black Dogs come from Hecate and her ghostly dogs.

 

The belief in the existence of Black Dogs is maybe the most common belief in supernatural beings in nowadays. There are many accidents that caused by the sudden appearance of a Black Dog in the middle of a dark street, and also too many reports of black dogs appearing in fields, houses and other places during the night.

 

Also the so-called Black Dog Syndrome proves that the fear of the Black Dogs is still alive. Don’t harry to search your books on psychology to find the Black Dog Syndrome for it is not there. It is not a psychological syndrome. Is an activist group which tries to save the leaving, material black dogs which are killed in large numbers because of some reasons including the fear of the Black Dogs?

 

Should I say, that contrary to the cats that are easy to become possessed by a demon or an evil spirit, dogs are not. A dog will see the spirit and fight it in order to protect its master or its family, or it will run away of it if it has nothing to protect.

 

In the old days it was said that demons cannot possess a dog, unless it was bitten by a “mad wolf” or another dog that was bitten by a mad wolf. After or during the bite the demon could enter the body of the dog and in a short time the demon would have almost take control of it. But the dog’s soul would still fight the demon until the soul and therefore the body of the dog would die sending away the demon.

 

Of course what is described here is the disease of rabies and not a possession by a demon. Still, the picture of a dog, the real thing (the animal itself), the teeth and the bones of a dog are considered to be protective against evil spirits, while the bones of a dog died because of rabies are considered to bring bad luck and evil beings.

 

In any case an animal black dog has nothing to do with the ghostly Black Dog. It will not even summon these beasts. If something, the animal will protect you from the beasts.

 

Although the sizes and the shapes of the Black Dogs are different from place to place and from time to time, usually they are a little larger than the real thing. Also their eyes should be red in most cases, and sometimes there is glow around them.

 

A few years ago me, Poseidon Alchemist and another friend – who does not believe in “such things” – came across a Black Dog. We were in a village near Thessaloniki (Greece). The third one was very familiar with the village as he was from there. It was the third night of the full moon (first day of the waning moon) and therefore the Moon was extremely bright. And since the time was almost midnight the Moon was almost in its upmost position. So, one could see everything very clearly.

 

So we started walking. The villagers, I suppose, were already sleeping for we met nobody on the street. Walking we found ourselves a little out of the village. There was a small olive grove there, and then the road was turning.

 

When we came to this turn, the Black Dog was about 50m in front of us, and started barking. It was quite a big Black Dog. I could see his shape clearly under the moonlight, but the main body was blurry. Its eyes were white, not red. It was just standing, looking at us and barking. We stopped.

 

We all felt fear, even the third of the party who I consider to be great with all kind of animals and quite fearless. We somehow felt that the dog would attack us only if we continue our path, so we turned around and slowly walked away. The moment we turned around the barking stopped, and the dog didn’t come after us.

 

Our friend said that he knows of no dog of this size and shape in the village. And next day when we were leaving – during daytime – to go back in Thessaloniki, we saw of no dog in the area we had met the Black Dog the previous night. Of course, being the area out of the village there was no house around.

 

The Black Dog – if that was what it was, as I believe – was a typical neutral Black Dog, appearing in a certain area (in some cases only during certain period of night time) and let nobody to enter, but it doesn’t exit the area. I call them neutral as they harm nobody unless he or she trespasses the area they guard.

 

Paradoxically groves are also under the dominion of Hecate (among other Gods).

 

The goddess Hecate was the somber goddess of death whose duality also encompassed her role as the protectress of childbirth, who was also, as was Artemis “…accompanied and appeased by dogs.” (Brown, 1978). Hecate was therefore closely linked to dogs and Cerberus the Otherworld guardian with three heads was her pet. Not only this the goddess herself was often portrayed with three heads as well as linked to the Dog Star called Sirius. In the mythology of the ancient Greeks the hellhound guarded Hades. Cerberus originally had fifty heads but his three heads were eventually, in myth, equated the three heads of Hecate.

 

 

~Elder Airwolf~

~*~In the Stars May 31st-June 5th, 2016 ~*~

 

Tuesday 31st May & Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Moon in Aries
Everyone that's alive will be talking .... "unexpectedly" !

If you don't hear from someone - technically "they" are dead - or at the very least they're not in your aura at this present moment of life - and shouldn't be influencing what you choose to do at this moment in time. When you walk-into a shop with a pushy salesmen - the non-stop talking convinces you to consider buying what they're selling. Likewise, when you're around someone who wants "you" - you're convinced to do things that you wouldn't do on your own. That's life - we are all influenced by "others".

When the people give you a BIG BURST of energy, when the news you hear makes you change your plans, when the conversation you have makes you come ALIVE with positive excitement - then you get "enticed" into doing whatever it is - you also raise your energy levels to have lots of energy.

The truth is the positive energy is WITHIN you all the time - you just need the right catalyst to UNLOCK it. When someone turns you on - by saying they love you and want sex with you - OR when someone gives you presents - OR when you get paid - OR when you win some money - OR whenever "something" BIG happens in your life - your aura is UNLOCKED - and from WITHIN you - you come alive.

Each and everyone has had life-changing BIG "events" - we have them regularly - but we forget about them and go-back to sleep. But Sun in Gemini until 21st June 2016 is determined to create a BIG event - and will keep you awake for at least the next 12 months. It is defined by the PEOPLE in your life. All the truly destined relationships in your life - past, present and future. Whoever it is that makes you come ALIVE.

If "they" don't make you come ALIVE - and - if you don't feel ALIVE by the people in your life - then life will be ensuring you OPEN your eyes and "find" who it is that makes you come ALIVE. Because only by being ALIVE is when good things - unexpected good things can happen. During Moon in Aries - that's what's going to happen - to everyone - unexpected good things.

Moon in Aries will affect every star sign - in a different way - some of you will love the unexpected changes - others will feel it's too much change - whilst others will feel forced to make decisions - others will be simply happy to see so many choices - but Sun & Venus in Gemini means - EVERYONE - will be talking and communicating. The only problem will be having enough time to talk to everyone you want to talk to.

Tuesday 31st May 2016
Moon enters Aries at 1am UK - 2am Europe - [Monday 8pm USA EST]
5:30am India - 10am Sydney, Australia

Moon 8° Aries sextiles Venus 8° Gemini
Moon 10° Aries sextiles Sun 10° Gemini
Moon 13° Aries trines Saturn [retrograde] 13° Sagittarius

Wednesday 1st June 2016
Moon 17° Aries squares Pluto [retrograde] 17° Capricorn
Moon 23° Aries conjunct Uranus 23° Aries

Thursday 2nd June 2016 - 12th House Karma
Moon enters Taurus at 3am UK - 4am Europe - 7:30am India
[Wednesday 10pm USA EST] - 12noon Sydney, Australia

On Wednesday - Uranus in Aries & Moon in Aries - means whatever and whoever "it" is that makes you feel EXCITED to be ALIVE is what you need in your life - but to truly maximize your potential - you have to be 100% excited by "it". I've sarcastically inserted images of $$$$ because whilst "money" excites people - "money" is only exciting and comes alive - when you see what it buys - and - when you see what you can do with "money". "money" is dead if you don't do anything with it - the energy to making "money" comes from wanting to buy things with it and spending it on things you love.

The same with people in your life - if they exist but don't talk to you or communicate with you - and don't make you feel ALIVE - then they're as good as dead to you. Human nature means that people in your life - their words - their smiles - their presence - should make you feel ALIVE.

During Moon in Aries - you're going to be surprised by WHO it is you need in your life - WHO makes you feel ALIVE. Because when you hear from them - and - when they talk to you, and you talk to them - and - when they convey good news to you - it will UNLOCK an energy within you - that will make you feel ALIVE. "It" will be exactly what you need ...... even more than what "money" can do for you !

Uranus has been in Aries since March 2011
Have you had something BIG and NEW since March 2011 ?
or - Are you still living the life you had prior to March 2011 ?

Astrological energies define change - whilst - some people are stubborn - some people are trapped in circumstances that they can't change and others simply REFUSE to change - changes eventually and always happen to EVERYONE.

Uranus in Aries is not "small" - it defines a "BIG" change. Aries defines something NEW. A once in a lifetime change - like getting married, having a baby, moving to a new home, setting up a new business. And whilst you are allowed to take with you all the "past" experiences - you can't live the same life you live prior to your BIG Uranus in Aries transition. You have to let-go of the "past".

Hence, whilst many people are still living like it was - 2010 - 2008 - 2006 - even like it was - 2002 or 2000 - in the next 6 months the power of Uranus in Aries will be ensuring EVERYONE gets the opportunities for the "BIG" change. The 1st sign you know it's coming is the fact that you can't take the same boring no-energy stagnation anymore - you're getting desperate for something NEW to come into your life - and - hopefully you're searching for possibilities.

The truth is - IF you should already have had the destined change - then at the moment you're really feeling the urgent need to ESCAPE the present situation which is in fact defined by the "past" - all I say is hold-on until you see destiny create the options and possibilities - then when it becomes so clear to you - then you'll be ready to break-free.

I mention this here - due to Sun in Gemini - creating lots of possibilities - and - choices - keep being OPEN to all - until the "right" one comes along - a sign it's the right one is that it comes with lots of positive energy.

Now I should add - that some of you have had the BIG change - but either because you're still holding onto a lifestyle or attitudes that you had prior to March 2011 - your physical body is living in the present - but your head is still living in the past. Uranus in Aries - means your head should be living in the liberated and energized present moment too. You should be HAPPY with your BIG change and loving life. And if you've not had your BIG once-in-a-lifetime change - defined by Uranus in Aries then it's coming ....... sooner than you think !

You see "some" people get the BURST of Uranus in Aries at the beginning of doing something NEW and BIG - but forget of how great it was - how totally energizing it was - and then loose the momentum. Let me give you an example - when you move into a new appartment - you're excited - but then you stop being excited about your home - UNTIL - you have a visitor or friend - who comes in and says what a great appartment you have - then you OPEN your eyes to see your own home through someone else's eyes.

The key to Uranus in Aries - means living with and being constantly energized by the fact that your life became a NEW life - and thinking back of how lucky you are to have a NEW life you wanted so much - and - how much different your life is now to what it was prior to your BIG Uranus in Aries transformation.

The reason I've inserted this here is that Moon in Aries - will be in 11th lunar House - which in fact is the house of Aquarius - and when Moon conjunct Uranus in Aries on Wednesday 1st June - will trigger Uranus in Aries into action - when it has been triggered - unlocked and opened - then there's no closing it - it's BIG and POSITIVE. Remember - the power of communication is your biggest human asset - not just emails - but your VOICE - as your voice defines YOUR IDENTITY.

Hence as Sun in Gemini & Venus in Gemini are moving to sextile Uranus in Aries on 14th June 2016 - life will ensure that via your speech - you will get many opportunities to get your BIG BREAK of Uranus in Aries. You won't have to wait until 14th June - as Uranus in Aries can happen anytime - whenever you're talking to and connected to the "right" people. Luck can come at anytime - all you have to do is be OPEN - be POSITIVE - talk and communicate.

Wednesday 1st June => Sunday 5th June 2016
The Gemini energies define how people talk is who they are ....
Freewill choice that defines Your karma - You can either talk positively - or - talk negatively - your choice
The purpose of the squares and oppositions is to WIN and overcome the negative situations by TALKING positive.

It much more important the way you talk about things that what you actually talk about. When a Doctor or Nurse in a hospital talks to patients they talk softly and give encouragement for people to get better - whereas the patient because of the pain and suffering - is negative and complains. The negativity being spoken by the "sick" person is defeated by the positive words spoken by the Dr's, healers and Nurse's.

It's the same purpose I have when explaining "astrology" - I always see the problems - and - then find a way to explain how to overcome them. I see the NEGATIVITY and instead of letting people suffer the squares and oppositions - I use POSITIVE words to help you circumvent and get around the obstacles. The purpose of the squares and oppositions is to WIN, to overcome the negative problems, to unblock any blockages that you have in your life - by communicating and by talking.

2nd June: Sun 12° Gemini squares Neptune 12° Pisces
3rd June: Venus 12° Gemini squares Neptune 12° Pisces

3rd June: Sun 13° Gemini opposes Saturn [retrograde] 13° Sagittarius 
4th June: Venus 13° Gemini opposes Saturn [retrograde] 13° Sagittarius

4th June: Sun 14° Gemini squares Jupiter 14° Virgo
5th June: Venus 14° Gemini squares Jupiter 14° Virgo

Indeed, this week's 2nd => 5th June "Sun in Gemini" which creates 3 sets of squares and oppositions means a battle between - POSITIVE words and NEGATIVE words - between POSITIVE people and NEGATIVE people - and due to Sun & Venus in POSITIVE star sign of Gemini - POSITIVE words will WIN.

However, if some people want to be NEGATIVE - complain and emit negativity to the world - then they can attempt to continue - but by the New Moon of 5th June - they will find themselves all alone. The squares and oppositions will ensure a DIVORCE and an END to the interaction of POSITIVE and NEGATIVE people.

For most of you - there might be annoying moments which will make you feel a bit SAD - because you will realize that you can't continue being connected to some NEGATIVE people - because they're simply far too negative - as they're always complaining, always negative and always filling the airwaves with their negativity - which will force you to completely END your relationship with them - you'll simply STOP communicating with them - or you'll have a BIG argument.

It might make you feel like the sympathetic Dr, Nurse or healer that finally gives-up trying to bring optimisim to some difficult patients - that you'll simply say - "I can't help you anymore - you're going to die anyway!"

We've all been there - and - it's always the REAL REASON why relationships end - because it becomes a battle of POSITIVE and NEGATIVE - the breaking point is the moment - you realize this truth. And that's why prior to the New Moon on Sunday 5th June 2016 - will in fact - create a BREAKTHROUGH - because you will have gone through all the squares and oppositions successfully.

So look to the Stars*)O(*

Elder Airwolf

Skinny Witch~5-INGREDIENT BUTTERNUT SQUASH, ARUGULA AND GOAT CHEESE PASTA

5-INGREDIENT BUTTERNUT SQUASH, ARUGULA AND GOAT CHEESE PASTA

This 5-Ingredient Butternut Squash, Arugula and Goat Cheese Pasta is easy to make, and full of the most delicious fall flavors!

PREP TIME: 10 MINS

 

COOK TIME: 30 MINS

 

TOTAL TIME: 40 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced into 3/4-inch cubes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or any high-heat oil)
salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
12 ounces whole wheat dried pasta
2 ounces goat cheese
2 big handfuls fresh baby arugula
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oven to 425°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or mist it with cooking spray).

In a large mixing bowl, combine the butternut squash and oil, and toss until the squash is evenly coated.  Spread the squash out the prepared baking sheet in an even layer.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping the squash at the halfway point then returning them to the oven, until the squash are cooked through and soft on the inside.  Remove and set aside.

While the squash is cooking, bring a large stockpot of generously-salted water to a boil.  Add the pasta and cook al dente, according to package instructions.  Once it reaches al dente, scoop out about 1 cup of the pasta water and set it aside for later.  Then drain the rest of the water and return the pasta to the stockpot.  Immediately add in the goat cheese along with 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water, and toss until the cheese is completely melted and is evenly coating the pasta.  (If it seems too thick and you'd like a lighter "sauce", add in a few more tablespoons of the pasta water at a time until the cheese reaches your desired consistency.)  Add in the arugula, pine nuts and roasted butternut squash, and toss until combined.

Serve immediately, garnished with extra black pepper if desired.

DIFFICULTY: EASY CATEGORY: QUICK INGREDIENTS: BABY ARUGULA, BUTTERNUT SQUASH, GOAT CHEESE, PASTA, PINE NUTS
 

Nutrition Facts

SERVINGS )
Amount Per Serving

Calories 270 Calories from Fat 120

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 400mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g

Protein 9g

Vitamin A 200%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 15%
Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
 

After Class Chatroom~ For Prior and Current Students Only!

Classes are ending but does this mean we have to lose touch with co-students? Not alt all!

 

Welcome all students to your After Class Chat Room.!

THIS ROOM IS FOR STUDENTS OF THE LEGION'S CLASSES ONLY~IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN A CLASS HERE ON THIS SITE PLEASE DO NOT POST!

I have developed this room specifically for students of the Legion of Pagans to continue your connections with your student class mates. It is a vital part of pagan bonding much like a coven to continue these relationships for support, strength, guidance, and growth. 

~Elder Airwolf~

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Legion Administration

 

Tea Tree Oil~Caring for your Magickal Tools, Health, & Home

OK there are many copycat recommendations on how to care for your ritual and altar tools, but truth is the best over my many years for my athames, bolines, crystals, and other tools is tea tree oil. The following is why it is my go to preference.

 

MAGICKAL USES OF TEA TREE

Planetary Associations Moon/Mercury
Spiritual Properties: Medicinal
Magical Properties: Strength and Harmony

History / Traditions
Considered to be a universal panacea.
The narrow-leafed paper bark Tea Tree is one member of an extensive botanical family, the Myrtaceae. All plants belonging to this family are aromatic because they have glandular dots in their leaves which, when crushed, release essential oils of varying amounts and constituents. There is a large group of plants in Australia known collectively as Tea Trees. The fact that the same name is commonly used to describe a very diverse and wide spread botanical group of plants has led to some confusion. Aborigines used a number of tea trees in medicine for coughs and colds. The leaves were crushed and inhaled or soaked to make an infusion. Leaf washes were applied to painful areas, sores and burns.

Tea Tree Essential Oil is a strengthening, medicinal oil. It can be used to treat most all maladies. In fact, it was often used during war times when pharmaceutical medicines were in short supply.
Add a couple of drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to any tailisman or amulet to encourage strength.
Used for aura cleansing, protection, purification, to open mental channels and mental clarity, unclog upper chakras.  Wide application in aromatherapy.

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is an indigenous species to Northern New South Wales, Australia. The oil is found within the cells of the leaves, and as the Tea Tree is extremely fast-growing it is constantly renewable, ensuring that no trees are harmed or destroyed. The name Melaleuca comes from the Greek “melas” (black) and “leukos” (white), referring to the contrast between the dark green foliage, which appears black, and the loose, paper-thin white bark. Melaleuca alternifolia didn’t receive the name “Tea tree” until 1770, when the name was given by the British explorer Captain James Cook. Although Cook’s crew first used the leaves for tea, they later mixed them with spruce leaves as a beer. The plant’s medicinal properties remained a secret with the

Australian aboriginal people until the early 1920s when Sydney, Australia chemist, Dr. Arthur Penfold, researched it’s antiseptic properties. In 1929, along with F.R. Morrison, Penfold published “Australian Tea Trees of Economic Value.” This started a flurry of research into tea tree oil. The Australian government considered tea tree oil a World War II essential for their armed forces’ first aid kits. After the war, increased use of pharmaceutical antibiotics decreased tea tree oil’s appeal everywhere except in Australia. Tea tree oil started to regain its popularity in 1960, with a recharge in its research around the world. Today, Melaleuca alternifolia is also grown in California.

Magickal Uses:
Tribal stories have been passed down of a magical lagoon into which tea tree leaves had fallen, and where the tribe bathed in the naturally created bath to make use of it’s Magickal powers.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
 

Spiritual Properties: Medicinal

Magical Properties: Strength

Tea Tree Essential Oil is a strengthening, medicinal oil. It can be used to treat most all maladies. In fact, it was often used during war times when pharmaceutical medicines were in short supply.

Add a couple of drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to any tailisman or amulet to encourage strength.

TEA-TREE
Melaleuca alternifolia

Planet: Moon/Mercury

History and Mythology
Tea Tree oil is relatively new to aromatherapy, but what an impact it has had since its debut. Tea tree is without a doubt one of the most widely used essential oils, and one of the most universally useful as a first aid remedy. A member of the Myrtle family, like Niaouli and Cajuput, it grows in the swampy areas of Australia. It was first discovered by Captain Cook and his crew. However, they were not terribly specific with their name-giving and allocated the same name to several species they came across on the basis that they were all palatable as tea-substitutes. Tea-tree, however, is in no way related to the plant we usually derive our brown brew from. Captain Cook and his crew soon learned the medicinal used of this tree from the Australian aborigines, yet it took several hundred years before this amazing oil became widely used in the West. This is probably because it does not have a particularly pleasant scent. It smells rather medicinal and somewhat harsh, so it never became popular as a perfume oil. However, studies have shown Tea tree to be effective against a wide range of bacteria, viruses and fungal infections, which is why some consider it a first aid chest in a bottle. 

Magical Use:
Tea-tree oil can be used for cleansing and protection. It is particularly useful for warding off the demons of disease and can be used for healing rituals and as a room aroma in a sickroom. It is decongestive and may help to clear energy blockages.

Scent: 
A strong, pungent, medicinal, camphor-like scent. Blends well with Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary,Oakmoss, Pine, Geranium, Marjoram, Ravensara, and Clove.

Aromatherapy:
Tea-tree is one of the best first aid oils of aromatherapy. It can be used to fight a variety of bacterial strains, virus infections such as herpes simplex, as well as fungal disease such as candida and athlete's foot. It also stimulates the immune system and thus supports the body's own defences. It is an excellent oil to have around as a preventative during the cold season and can be used as a first line of defence at the slightest sign of micro-organismic attack. It can be applied neat to the skin to treat Herpes and Shingles, insect bites and skin infections. It may also be used for colds and flus and any congestive conditions of the upper respiratory tract. Use with caution.

TEA-TREE

Melaleuca alternifolia

Planet: Moon/Mercury

History and Mythology
Tea Tree oil is relatively new to aromatherapy, but what an impact it has had since its debut. Tea tree is without a doubt one of the most widely used essential oils, and one of the most universally useful as a first aid remedy. A member of the Myrtle family, like Niaouli and Cajuput, it grows in the swampy areas of Australia. It was first discovered by Captain Cook and his crew. However, they were not terribly specific with their name-giving and allocated the same name to several species they came across on the basis that they were all palatable as tea-substitutes. Tea-tree, however, is in no way related to the plant we usually derive our brown brew from. Captain Cook and his crew soon learned the medicinal used of this tree from the Australian aborigines, yet it took several hundred years before this amazing oil became widely used in the West. This is probably because it does not have a particularly pleasant scent. It smells rather medicinal and somewhat harsh, so it never became popular as a perfume oil. However, studies have shown Tea tree to be effective against a wide range of bacteria, viruses and fungal infections, which is why some consider it a first aid chest in a bottle. 

Magical Use:
Tea-tree oil can be used for cleansing and protection. It is particularly useful for warding off the demons of disease and can be used for healing rituals and as a room aroma in a sickroom. It is decongestive and may help to clear energy blockages.

Scent: 
A strong, pungent, medicinal, camphor-like scent. Blends well with Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary,Oakmoss, Pine, Geranium, Marjoram, Ravensara, and Clove.

Aromatherapy:
Tea-tree is one of the best first aid oils of aromatherapy. It can be used to fight a variety of bacterial strains, virus infections such as herpes simplex, as well as fungal disease such as candida and athlete's foot. It also stimulates the immune system and thus supports the body's own defences. It is an excellent oil to have around as a preventative during the cold season and can be used as a first line of defence at the slightest sign of micro-organismic attack. It can be applied neat to the skin to treat Herpes and Shingles, insect bites and skin infections. It may also be used for colds and flus and any congestive conditions of the upper respiratory tract. Use with caution.

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** Pure essential oils are highly concentrated substances that should always be treated with due respect. Organic oils naturally are the purest oils available.

** Familiarize yourself thoroughly with the properties and uses of each individual oil you intend to use and take note of all cautions.

** Never take essential oils internally! *

** Do not apply essential oils neat (undiluted) to the skin. The recommended Aromatherapy standard dilution is 1 - 3%, though certain oils may be used in higher or lower dilutions. Consider each case individually. 

** Always adhere to recommended safety standards and recommended dilution ratios.

** If you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies test oil blends on a small area of the inner arm prior to general use. 

** Keep oils out of reach of children and pets.

** Never allow essential oils to enter the eyes.

** If you are pregnant, consult a qualified aromatherapist for suitability and safety of specific oils. Many oils should not be used during pregnancy, some only need to be avoided for the first 3 - 4 months, others may be helpful during labour, but may pose a risk during the months before.

** If you suffer from serious medical conditions such as (but not exclusively) high blood pressure, cancer, thrombosis, varicose veins or epilepsy, consult a qualified aromatherapist for professional advice on recommended oils and dosages.
** We support the notion of people taking responsibility for their own well being. However, if symptoms persist or re-occur or you are suffering from a serious medical condition, or if you are presently taking prescription drugs, we recommend that you consult a qualified doctor or practitioner before attempting to help yourself. Look for a practitioner/doctor who you can trust and who is prepared to work with you in exploring natural health alternatives. 
*...unless you know better.


CARE FOR YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS: 
Essential oils are highly volatile substances that easily deteriorate or simply "fly off" if not stored correctly. Keep essential oils tightly closed and store them away from any sources of heat, in a cool, dark place. 

Healthy Witch~15 Minute Healthy Roasted Chicken and Veggies

 (One Pan)

5.0 from 4 reviews
Prep time: 5 mins
 
Cook time: 15 mins
 
Total time: 20 mins
Author: Layla
 
Serves: 2

Ingredients

2 medium chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup bell pepper, chopped (any colors you like)
½ onion, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 cup broccoli florets
½ cup tomatoes, chopped or plum/grape
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon paprika (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 500 degree F. 

Chop all the veggies into large pieces. In another cutting board chop the chicken into cubes. 

Place the chicken and veggies in a medium roasting dish or sheet pan. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper, italian seasoning, and paprika. Toss to combine.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the veggies are charred and chicken is cooked. Enjoy with rice, pasta, or a salad.

11Count
Nutrition320Calories
Total Time20

Knowledge & Maintenance of Your Chakras

Chakras are energy centers located in the human body.  Each individual chakra corresponds to organs and glands in a particular area of the body.  It is believed that they are the store holders of your emotional experiences.  These centers can become clogged or sluggish with the stress and drama of everyday life.  If a center becomes stuck with “gunk” your emotional, mental, and physical well-being will start to suffer.  Think of chakras as rechargeable batteries.  If you continuously recharge them they will function well, but if you let them run out of “juice” they will not function and will take a much longer time to recharge.

In order to clean the chakras, I suggest using a Clear Quartz pendulum.  Although this is my crystal of choice, you can also use Selenite, Optical Calciteor any other clear or white crystal that resonates with you.  To begin with, it is easier to have a partner help you (and both of you can enjoy the experience).  If one is not available you can still use this method, but instead of lying down on your back, you may feel more comfortable sitting up.

Although I suggest crystals to use for each chakra after the cleansing, please feel free to experiment and work with whichever mineral you feel resonates best with your body.  For example, an Amethyst may feel better for the Sacral chakra instead of an orange crystal. Honor your body and use whatever feels right.

To start cleaning the chakras, I suggest starting at the top of the head where the Crown chakra lies.  Take your pendulum and hold it 6 - 12 inches over the energy center.  Let it spin naturally over this chakra.  If you are working on a man, the pendulum may spin clockwise first.  This is fine and for a man this is the direction it spins as it cleans.  For women, it will spin counter-clockwise as it turns round.  After a while, the crystal will change direction.  The reason it changes direction is because, after the crystal cleans the chakra, it then has to replace that energy with fresh energy.  It does this as it spins in the opposite direction.  After it stops spinning, I suggest placing an Amethyst (or Clear Quartz) at the top of the head to help seal in the energy.

The next chakra to work on is the Third Eye chakra, in the center of the forehead.  For this energy center and the ones that follow it, there will be no difference in the direction the pendulum swings for either sex.  It will spin counter-clockwise to take stuff out and the opposite direction to place energy in.  After it stops, I like to enrich this chakra with a piece of Lapis Lazuli or Dumortierite.

The Throat chakra at the base of your throat is the next stop for you pendulum.  Again, it will spin counter-clockwise to take stagnant energy out and spin in the clockwise direction when it puts positive energy in.  Blue Lace Agate and Blue Calcite are great crystals for this energy center.

The energy center that comes next is the Heart chakra and it is in the center of the chest. Let the pendulum spin as it may.  Once the directions shift and it finishes moving, you can place a green stone like Aventurine or Tourmaline.  If you prefer a pink crystal, you can use Morganite orRose Quartz.

The subsequent chakra is the Solar Plexus.  This energy center is in the middle of the abdominal region.  The pendulum can be used once more and after it is done you can place a piece of Amber, Citrine, or Yellow Calcite on this chakra.

The Sacral chakra is the next energy center to be cleaned.  Once the pendulum is done, you can use a Carnelian, Red Tiger Eye, or Red Aventurine to color this energy center.  

The last chakra to be worked on is the Base or Root chakra.  The pendulum is used again and, just like before, it will change direction as it replaces the energy taken out with new clean energy.  I like to use Rubies, Black Tourmaline, Jet, and Red Jasper on this area.

Now that the chakras are done, I suggest waiting 5 -10 minutes to let the energy settle. When the person worked on is ready to get up, you may wish to offer the person grounding food like protein or chocolate to eat.  I suggest drinking lots of water after a chakra cleaning to keep moving toxins out of the energy bodies.

For many of you cleaning the front of the chakras is enough to see a significant difference. For others, you may need to clean the same chakras on the back side of the body.  When doing the back of the body, you would have a person lie down on their stomach or sit up on a backless chair.  The energy centers are found directly opposite of the front ones and you would follow the same process as above.  You can do both sides the same day or on alternate days when in a time crunch.

I suggest doing this routine once a month to keep the chakras running smoothly and functioning well.  If you are under much more stress, you may wish to do this more often. When feeling ill, I recommend cleaning the chakras to help remove any energetic blockages that may be contributing to the physical dis-ease.  Experiment with this method and try different crystals to see what brings you the best results.

 

Root Chakra Healing – Unblocking and Balancing Your Life Force

The center of manifestation that gives you the energy to succeed, balance, or renew anything in your life – the base or root chakra is known by many names and serves many functions. In essence, it serves as your Life Force energy and is the starting point for any complete chakra balancing and unblocking effort. Located at the base of your spine behind the pubic bone, this chakra is called Muladhara in Sanskrit and is the source of Kundalini Energy. Root chakra healing provides us with the ability to ground with the earth plane, hear the messages of the universe, and it also governs sexual vitality and promotes focus. You may not know that root chakra healing is even necessary or recognized that it is blocked or unbalanced due to all the negative energies we face daily, but if you really listen to your mind/body/soul connection, you may recognize some of these physical and emotional symptoms of a blocked or unbalanced base chakra.

Emotional and Physical Symptoms of  a Blocked Root Chakra

Emotionally, when a root chakra healing is necessary you may not feel especially clarified in your mind, your true desires, goals, or feel much direction or motivation in your life. You may feel very disconnected with the universe and everything around you in your physical world including your loved ones and closest friends. Feelings of fear and a lack of control may be common, and many in need of a root chakra healing may be resistant to change and choose to fulfill their emotional void through obtaining excess material possessions – or the polar opposite experience of not caring about them anymore.  When any of theSeven Chakras vibrate at a low resonance, their ‘flow’ becomes blocked and allows physical symptoms to manifest as the auric communications are hampered. Physical symptoms that you need a root chakra healing and balancing will manifest over time and worsen if not cleared and balanced. Some of the most common physical symptoms of a blocked base chakra include:

Fatigue / Depression
Blood Pressure Problems
Digestive Issues
Anxiety
Anemia
Sexual Dysfunction
Chronic Pain or Discomfort in Legs, Hips, and Lower Back

Awaken Your Auric Fields with Root Chakra Healing [root chakra healing]

There are a number of ways to unblock the chakras including through professional Ayurvedic chakra clearing and balancing, or through your personal efforts at home or in a group setting with meditation and stone therapy. Yoga and music or color therapy (particularly with the color red) can prove to be powerful healing tools to bring you back into a state of balance and higher vibrations.  Once the base chakra is balanced, you will feel a greater sense of stability, connected and grounded with Mother Earth, and life’s uncertainties may seem less daunting. Beyond the emotional and spiritual benefits of chakra balancing, many feel relief from the physical effects as the vital communication between the auric fields improves. The base chakra is esoterically perceived as red and is the color you would want to wear or envision during your efforts to heal this field. Red is an ideal color to heal the survival chakra because it is through this center that we feel fear or anger when threatened. Red is the color of vitality and boasts the longest wavelengths of any within the electromagnetic spectrum making it powerful for root chakra healing.

Stones Recommended for Balancing and Root Chakra Healing: Reds, Brown, Black

Stones like Red Jasper furnish sustenance for one’s physical body and bring about energy, enthusiasm, interest, passion, and feelings of security. Rose-red is the hue of universal harmony, and rose quartz, garnets, rubies, and coral are also used to heal the root chakra. Other healing hues are black stones like Black Hematite and brown stones, which also resonate highly with this Earth bound chakra. Crystals and stones such as our Quantum LightShield Infused Amulets are sources of vibrations that can help activate, energize, balance, and unblock the chakras. As these stone’s energies harmonize and resonate with yours, your aura begins to clear the chakras begin to balance and restore your mind/body/spirit connection. These tools grow in power when utilized during meditational states and for well-intentioned healing – discover your higher vibrations with this combination of primitive and modern technology.

 

First Chakra - Kundalini or Root Chakra or Base Chakra

The first chakra is known as a the Kundalini chakra, the root chakra or base chakra. It is situated at the base of or tail end of the spine. It is represented by the red Maladhara mandala (root support), the element of fire and it is also symbolised by a snake or a dragon. The first chakra is the foundation of the physical body; it stimulates vital forces throughout our body and assists in keeping us grounded to the earth. It influences our immune system, our energy, basic impulses, instincts, endurance and fight or flight reactions. This chakra is the base of the six other Chakras and it deals with the body's survival including food, shelter and protection. Relationships in our early life influence the wellbeing of this chakra. It helps to activate our energy and stimulates activity, exercise, action and vitality, if these early relationships were easy going and of good quality, later survival issues will be easy. If there was damage to this chakra caused in early life that has not been healed then there will be problems encountered in day to day life that prevent us from moving on though our development. The root chakra is relevant to achievements in the material world, permanence, strength of character, patience, endurance and safety.
When this chakra is balanced we feel healthy, alive free, optimistic, happy, steady and full of vitality. If the root chakra has too much energy flowing through it, this could cause selfishness, greed, an over powering manner, irritation, aggression and sadism. If there is too little energy flowing through it, this possibly will cause anxiety, lack of confidence, and a lack of ability to complete things. There may also be a leaning towards feeling unloved and masochistic. If this chakra is not working properly it negatively influence the legs, bones, adrenal glands, colon, kidneys and spinal column.
Unblocking & balancing aids to help realign the first, Kundalini or root chakra - We can help to balance this chakra by cooking and cleaning in the home, sitting on the ground, walking barefoot and dancing.

Kundalini ~ Root Chakra or Base Chakra (1st)

Related Herbs - Ashwangandha (Withanaia Somnifera, Physalis Flexuosa) and Haritaki Myrobalan (Terminalia Chebula, Terminalia Reticulata)
Related Incense - Cedar
Related Glands - Adrenal
Related Musical Note - C
Vowel Sound - U (you)
Element - Earth
Sence - Smell
Astrological Signs - All

Crystals – Agate, Bloodstone, hematite, garnet, ruby and red jasper

Second Chakra - Sacral Plexus

The second chakra is known as the sacral plexus chakra spleen chakra or sexual chakra. It is situated in the lower abdomen behind and approximately two inches from the belly button, in the area of the womb. The chakra is represented by the orange Svadhistthana mandala (ones own place), the element of water and it is also symbolised by a fish. It is the source of creativity and inspiration. The second chakra is the foundation of the emotional body, it influences our ability to feel emotions, sensations and atmospheres, and controls our ability to let go of our emotions. The second chakra influences our sexuality and sensuality, physical force, sexual and ardent love, open-mindedness, our ability to yield and cooperating amicably with other people. This chakra physically influences the lower abdomen, spleen, liver, bladder, kidneys, sexual organs, reproduction and fertility. When the sacral plexus chakra is performing correctly, the person will feel healthy, open, friendly, imaginative and creative which helps us to focus on our objectives. The person will have concerns for others as it promotes tolerance and patience which in turn helps us to relate with others in a positive manner. When this chakra is balanced it encourages intuition, a good frame of mind, energy and success. It helps you to learn from our experiences whether they be successes or failures providing us with the focus we need for our ambitions.
If this chakra is not working properly it cause negative influences in the physical, this is seen in the form of emotional problems or sexual guilt, and excesses in food, sex and drugs. If this chakra is not working properly it creates negative influences in the physical this is seen in the form of bladder infections, impotence or frigidity and problems with the reproductive organs and fertility. If this chakra has too much energy moving through it, we may become self-centred and too ambitious, jealous, distrusting and cold. If too little energy is flowing then we may become shy, hyper-sensitive, untrusting, confused, uncertain, with a growing feeling of aimlessness to our life.
Unblocking & balancing aids to help realign the second or sacral plexus chakra - We can help to balance this chakra by dancing, laughing and having a good time with our friends.

Sacral Plexus ~ Second Chakra (2nd)

Related Herbs - Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum) and Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare)
Related Incense - Orris Root, Gardenia, Damiana
Related Glands - Gonads
Related Musical Note - D
Vowel sound – o (home)
Chakra Element – Water
Sense - Taste
Astrological Signs - All
Crystals – Carnelian, coral, gold, calcite, amber, citrine, gold topaz, peach aventurine and moonstone

[Solar Plexus ~ Third Chakra (3rd)] Third Chakra - Solar Plexus

The third chakra is situated at the base of the rib cage. This chakra is represented by the yellow Manipura mandala (jewel city) and is also symbolised by birds. It is the foundation of the metal body, and it enables us to pick up vibrations and essences from people, places and things, it also involves personal power, energy and self-control, emotional issues and issues of self-acceptance. This chakra physically influences muscles, stomach, digestion, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, metabolism and the nervous system.
When the third chakra is balanced it brings the capacity to accomplish that which we want and allows us to relax and enjoy these accomplishments. We are able to successfully wield our own power and will which attracts prosperity and balance in turn allowing us to feel safe and secure. We are more disciplined and better able to organise, able to deal with changes and see that they lead to new and better things. Life seems better and we are able to concentrate on learning.
A lack of balance in the third chakra may be due to a lack of balance in the first two Chakras. If this chakra is not working properly it is inclined to create negative influences in the physical this can be seen in the form of ulcers, digestive problems or liver and pancreas complaints, it can lead to anger and frustration, as well as problems dealing with power and authority. Anger is the product of to much self-power, everything feels like an up hill struggle which is full of conflicts. Frustration is the product of to little self-power everything feels to demanding and others place too many demands on us.
Being aware of an imbalance of the third chakra is very important because it highlights our understanding of our own inner workings. This allows us to look within and reclaim the balance, our own power, allowing us to move forward with self-confidence.
Unblocking & balancing aids to help realign the third or Solar Plexus chakra - We can help to balance this chakra by - If you like what we do here then please join us Learn More about Chakras and help support our site by Joining Mystic Familiar here

Solar Plexus ~ Third Chakra (3rd)

Related Herbs - Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis) and Lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis)
Related Incense - Carnation, Cinnamon and Marigold
Related Glands - Liver, Spleen, Gallbladder
Related Musical Note - E
Vowel sound – o (top)
Chakra Element – Fire
Sense – Sight
Astrological Signs - All
Crystals - Citrine, gold topaz, amber, tiger eye, gold calcite and gold

 

[Heart Chakra ~ Fourth Chakra (4th)] Fourth Chakra - Heart

The fourth chakra is situated in the centre of the chest around the area of the heart. This chakra is represented by the green Anahata Mandala (un-struck sound) and is symbolised by four legged mammals. The lower three Chakras relate to personal energy and the higher three Chakras relate to the self within the collective conscious of higher guidance the fourth chakra is the place where these other six Chakras converge it is the foundation of the astral body the connection between our physical and our spiritual body, it is driven by love. It influences forgiveness, compassion, empathy, trust, equilibrium and ease with our life. It helps us to get in touch with nature and connects us to the plant world. This chakra physically influences the lungs, thymus, circulation, the endocrine and immune systems.
When the heart chakra is balanced and in harmony with the lower and upper Chakras, we are able to strike the balance which allows for unconditional love, allowing us to help others. We feel at peace with ourselves and the world around us. It aids in rejuvenation, rebirth, success, growth, prosperity, development and rebirth, bringing balance to all parts of ourselves, in turn this helps us to help others, and we become a humanitarian.
A lack of balance in the fourth chakra can be due to a lack of balance in the first three Chakras. If this chakra is not working properly it can create negative influences in the physical this can be seen in the form of circulatory, lung or heart problems. Problems with this chakra can cause us to become unstable and also emotionally unstable, this can cause us to play the martyr or become obsessed, or to feel, unloved, suspicious and also cause us to repress things.
Unblocking & Balancing aids to help realign the fourth or throat chakra 

Heart Chakra ~ Fourth Chakra (4th)

Related Herbs - Saffron (Crocus Sativus, Crocus Saffron) and Rue (Ruta Graveolens).
Related Incense - Lavender, Jasmine, Orris Root, Yarrow, Marjoram and Meadowsweet
Related Glands - Thymus
Related Musical Note - F
Vowel sound – a (far)
Element – Air
Sense – Touch
Astrological Signs - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Crystals - Emerald, green and pink tourmaline, malachite, green jade, green aventurine, chrysoprase, kunzite, rose quartz, ruby, fluorite and moldavite

[Throat Chakra ~ Fifth Chakra (5th)] Fifth Chakra - Throat

The fifth chakra is situated at the base of the neck in the throat. This chakra is represented by the blue Vishuddha mandala (purity), the element of ether and is also symbolised by the human race. It influences communication, dreaming, artistic expression, good judgment, self belief, wisdom, truthfulness, out of body experiences and clairaudience. Physically it influences the mouth, teeth, throat, thyroid gland and the immune system.
When the fifth chakra is balanced, it allows for free communication helping us to fell centred and happy. It also helps us while we are meditating to connect with our higher guidance.
If this chakra is not working properly it can create negative influences in the physical this can be seen in the form of sore throats, communication problems, earaches or infections, chronic colds, thyroid problems, speech difficulties, chronic tiredness and depression, it can also lead to control of others through deceit and dishonesty, It the energy flow is too great it can make us inflexible, dominating, egotistical, bigheaded, causing us to have a self righteous attitude. A lack of energy can cause us to be nervous and frightened causing introversion, and tending to keep our thoughts and our self to our self, also opposing any kind of change.
Unblocking & balancing aids to help realign the fifth or throat chakra - We can help to balance this chakra by listening to good music, singing, chanting, going for walks, looking at the sky, watching our breath and meditating outside. Bringing balance to this chakra unlocks the energy flow to the other Chakras.

Throat Chakra ~ Fifth Chakra (5th)

Related Herbs - Cloves (Caryophyllus Aromaticus, Syzygium Aromaticum, Eugenia Caryiphyllate) and Vervain (Verbena Officinalis)
Related Incense - Frankincense and Benzion
Related Glands - Thyroid
Related Musical Note - G
Vowel sound – e (let)
Element – Ether & Earth
Sense – Sound
Astrological Signs - Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo
Crystals - Turquoise, chrysocolla, chalcedony, blue sapphire, celestite, blue topaz, sodalite, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, azurite and kyanite

[Third Eye Chakra or Brow Chakra ~ Sixth Chakra (6th)] Sixth Chakra - Third Eye or Brow Chakra

The sixth chakra is known as the third eye chakra it is situated in the middle of the forehead linking the eyebrows. This Chakra is represented by the indigo Ajna mandala (command centre), the element of the mind, electricity and light and it is also symbolised by spirit. The third eye chakra influences our capacity to see things that are yet to come into being or clairvoyance it is the foundation of our psychic powers. When the sixth chakra is balanced we are able to see auras and spirit guides which help us to look into the past and see into the future. We are able to link into our intuition, imagination, visualize, concentrate, have insight, enlightenment and a finely tuned awareness; it also defines fantasy and reality. This chakra physically influences the eyes, vision, nose, central nervous system, brain and pituitary gland.
When the third eye chakra is balanced we feel in control of our lives and have the courage to do what we want. We are confident in our own abilities and have no need to look to others to feel whole. Our mental abilities and our sixth sense are working well.
If this chakra is not working properly it can create negative influences in the physical this can be seen in the form of visual and sinus problems, headaches and nightmares, it can also lead to lack of clarity or over analysing circumstances. If the energy flow is too great it can cause a lack of concentration, headaches, making us confused, causes spiritual fatigue, psychological problems or panic attacks and depression. When there is a lack of energy it can cause us to be disorderly, unassertive, frightened of achieving, too sensitive to the feelings of others and unaware of what comes from the self or from our highest guidance.
Unblocking & balancing aids to help realign the sixth or third eye chakra chakra - We can help to balance this chakra by laying flat and placing a crystal over the third eye. Visualizing an indigo light or flame whilst meditating can also help rebalance this chakra.

Third Eye Chakra or Brow Chakra ~ Sixth Chakra (6th)

Related Herbs - Sandalwood (Santalum Album) and Elecampane (Inula Helenium)
Related Foods and Plants - echinacea, eggplant, ginseng
Related Aromatherapy - Gardenia, Lavender, Rosemary
Related Incense - Mugwort, Star Anise, Saffron and Acacia
Related Glands - Pituitary
Related Musical Note - A
Vowel sound – e (me)
Element – Light & Water
Sense – intuitiveness or ESP
Astrological Signs - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Crystals - Lapis lazuli, azurite, fluorite, sodalite, quartz crystal, sapphire and indicolite tourmaline

Seventh Chakra - Crown Chakra

The seventh chakra is know as the crown chakra and is situated on the top of the head or crown area. This chakra is represented by the colours violet or white Sahasara mandala and is also symbolised by sacred spirits. The seventh chakra is the foundation of our spiritual body and links us to the highest guidance, the creation. It influences spiritual will, inspiration, idealism and celestial knowledge it is our connection with the universe. This chakra physically influences the cerebral cortex, cerebrum, central nervous system, glands and the pineal gland, pituitary gland and hormones related to them.
When the crown chakra is balanced we are released from ego driven desires, we are able to trust in our highest guidance and know that we are guided in all that we do.
If this chakra is not working properly we will still be guided but this guidance will probably be ego influenced rather than from our highest guidance this can cause us to become unsure of our self's, reducing our self confidence and creating fear and anxiety. It can create negative influences in the physical this can be seen in the form of apathy and problems with the understanding and retention of knowledge. Physical problems which may occur are headaches, worry, anxiety, immune disorders, metal and cognitive problems.
When open this chakra feels as if there is a small amount of pressure, pulling or tugging at the crown of the head. The seventh chakra balance is affected by the balance of the previous six Chakras.
Unblocking & balancing aids to help realign the seventh of crown chakra - We can help to balance this chakra by spending quite time in mediation and connect with your inner self, higher self, spirit guides, the source, whichever works best for yourself and whatever path you walk is the right way for you. Ask in quite contemplation for guidance in matters you require answers for. Your answer may come to you immediately or may come later as an Aha moment. Try to set aside time regularly to do this and in time this will become common practice to you and answers will flow freely to you. Practice makes perfect.

Crown Chakra ~ Seventh Chakra (7th)

Related Herbs - Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) and Nutmeg (Myristica Fragrans).
Related Foods and Plants - Blackberry, Dark Blue Grapes and Garlic.
Related Aromatherapy - Cinnamon, Clove and Peppermint.
Related Incense - Lotus and Gotu Kola
Related Glands - Pineal
Related Musical Note - B
Vowel sound – ohm
Element – Thought & Fire
Sense - Will
Astrological Signs - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Crystals - Amethyst, alexandrite, purple fluorite, sugilite, quartz crystal, diamond and selenite