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I am currently in the process of migrating the content shared here to a series of new websites hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com.

As you explore this site, you may find links to a "page not found" instead of something cool and magickal. For this I apologize. I am very working hard behind the scenes to restore those pages along with a link to their homes on my new website where they can be viewed in full.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Love and Lust Powder

  • 5 oz. Talc
  • 1/4 oz. Cinnamon
  • 1 oz. Sandalwood
  • 1/2 tsp. sweet basil
  • 10 drops frankincense oil
  • 8 drops jasmine oil...
... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Magickal Apothecary, and can be found in its entirety here: Love and Lust Powder 

July Moon Names

What follows is a list (in alphabetical order) of the names given to the July moon. Also listed is the tradition and/or origin of that moon name:


Blackberry Moon ~other
Little Ripening Moon ~Creek
Blessing Moon ~Dark Janic
Blood Moon ~other
Buck Moon ~Algonquin...


... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, The Pagan Calendar, and can be found in its entirety here: July Moon Names

OH NO!

Something happened to my theme! So now I am trying to figure it out. In the mean time... well... YIKES!


UPDATE:
Crisis averted. I had to replace the old template with this newer one. But it's nice, and easy on the eyes, and I like it. So... now we're back to normal !

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Full Buck Moon


July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. It is known as the Hay Moon or the Meadow Moon because the meadows are at their greatest point of growth in this month, and it is a time for hay-cutting.Other names for this month’s Moon include: Blood Moon, Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Herb Moon, Hungry Ghost Moon, Wort Moon....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, The Pagan Calendar, and can be found in its entirety here: The Full Buck Moon

Mint - A Gypsy Favorite

As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat.

~Pliny


Mint is another commonly used herb and a real favorite with the true Romanies. Mint is sweet and refreshing, try a few chopped fresh leaves in a salad, also chop and add to pea soup and add it to the water of potatoes when they are nearly cooked....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, and can be found in its entirety here: Mint - A Gypsy Favorite

A Sweet Bath for Insomnia

  • One cup of milk
  • One quarter cup of honey
  • One teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Four drops essential oil of lavender
  • Four drops essential oil of chamomile
Warm the milk gently over a low heat and stir in the honey. When they are blended, remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and essential oils....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Magickal Apothecary, and can be found in its entirety here: A Sweet Bath for Insomnia

Spell To Quiet a Noisy House

  • Lavender (crushed fine)
  • Salt
  • Sugar
Mix all three ingredients in a small bottle. Cover tightly and...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Magickal Apothecary, and can be found in its entirety here: To Quiet a Noisy House


Energy Restoration Potion

Searing hot temperatures have a way of sapping the energy right out from one’s body. The following energy potion can help replace this lost energy. Brew pinches of mint and ginseng herbs along with a green tea bag. Steep for three minutes. Strain and serve over ice with lemon slices for a refreshing tonic....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Magickal Apothecary, and can be found in its entirety here: Energy Restoration Potion

Blessing for Your Garden Herbs

To bless your kitchen herbs, rise at dawn and then gather all of your herbs together on the kitchen counter. Hold your hands above them with your palms down, and then say:

God and Goddess of the good Earth
Bless these herbs with love and mirth...


... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Book of Shadows, and can be found in its entirety here: Blessing for your Garden Herbs

Herbal Prosperity Powder


Herbal powders have long been used to improve the quality of a person’s life. Here is one herbal potion that will make you prosperous. Take equal amounts of ground cloves, cinnamon, mustard seed, and ginger and grind in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder. Visualize the mixture drawing wealth to you as you work....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Magickal Apothecary, and can be found in its entirety here: Herbal Prosperity Powder
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