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Friday, February 24, 2012

Doom of Odin



"I find no comfort in the shade
Under the branch of the Great Ash.
I remember the mist
of our ancient past.
As I speak to you in the present...

I'm so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Widdershins (hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com) and can be found in it's entirety here: Doom of Odin

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sign of the Water Lily

"My roots touch unseen knowledge."


If you were born between February 20 and March 20, you were born under the sign of the Water Lily. Water lily flower signs are perceptive and deeply psychic. Water runs through all the flower signs but especially through yours and this accentuates your intuitive abilities. You are sometimes able to absorb ideas and thoughts of those around you....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Sigils Symbols and Signs, and can be found in its entirety here: Sign of the Water Lily

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sign of the Pine Tree

Birth Dates:
  • Feb 19 to Feb 28
  • Aug 24 to Sept 02
Key Word: Particular


According to some astrological traditions, it is said that if you were born under the sign of the Pine tree you might tend toward the following qualities:  loves agreeable company, very robust...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Sigils Symbols and Signs, and can be found in its entirety here: Sign of the Pine Tree

                   

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Letters

On receiving a love letter that has any particular declaration in it, lay it wide open; then fold it in nine folds, pin it next to your heart, and thus wear it till bedtime; then place it in your left hand glove, and lay it under your head.

If you dream of gold, diamonds, or any costly gems, your lover is true, and means what he says; if of white linen, you will lose him by death; and if of flowers, he will prove false. If you dream of his saluting you, he is at present false and means not what he professes, but only to draw you into a snare,

Found in:
Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences

Romany Valentine's Day Divination

By tradition many species of birds begin pairing off at this time. The Romanies say that if you are unattached, a bay leaf placed under your pillow on St. Valentine's Day...

I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com, and can be found in its entirety here: Romany Valentine's Day Divination

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Sign of the Cedar

Birth Dates:
  • Feb 09 to Feb 18
  • Aug 14 to Aug 23
Key word: Confidence

The person born under the sign of the Cedar may possess a rare beauty. Other qualities include the following:  knows how to adapt, likes luxury...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Sigils Symbols and Signs, and can be found in its entirety here: Sign of the Cedar

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Romany Folklore, Magicks, History, and More

If you are interested in the history of and folklore about the Romany people, if you are curious about their magick, beliefs, and etc, you are on the right page. Here we have a complete listing of posts on all of the above and more.

General Info

History
Language
Customs and Folklore

Romany Spells and Cures

Gypsy Food
Videos

Romany Holy Days, Feast Days, and etc

Book of the Wisdom of the Egyptians


The Book of the Wisdom of the Egyptians - that's the title of this small story found in "Romano Lavo-Lil" by George Borrow. It's a wonderful collection of sayings, stories, anecdotes, and explanations. Enjoy!
  • The young people often ask: What good is there in the Romany tongue? I answers: Ye are all fools! There is plenty, plenty of good in it, and plenty, plenty of our people would have been transported or hung, but for the old, poor Roman language. A word in Romany said in time to a little girl, and carried to the camp, has caused a great purse of money and other things, which had been stolen, to be stowed underground; so that when the constables came they could find nothing, and had not only to let the Gypsy they had taken up go his way, but also to beg his pardon.
  • His term of transportation has now expired, and it were but right in him to come home, if it were only to take care of his poor old wife: she has been a true, true wife to him, and I don't believe that she has taken up with another man ever since he was sent across....
I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com, and can be found in its entirety here: Book of the Wisdom of the Egyptians

Gypsy Spell To Have An Object Returned

These are easy remedies that will help you to regain an object that someone has failed to return.

Pick a convenient time of day when you will be able to sit undisturbed for five minutes. Use the power of your will to bring the object back to you. If your will is strong, the thief will begin to feel uncomfortable, and will finally bring the missing item to you.

Another method is to place an iron nail ...

... I am so sorry, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com, and can be found in its entirety here: Gypsy Spell to Have An Object Returned

To Discern the Thief Who Robbed You


Take the seed of sunflowers, which you must gather in the sign of the Lion in the month of August. Wrap the same up over a wolf's tooth; then take a bay leaf and wrap the tooth therein, then take the tooth, put it above your head, and you will see the thief.

From: Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World

What is Cauring?

Cauring is an old gypsy trick - here's how it works:

The Gypsy has some queer, old-fashioned gold piece; this she takes to some goldsmith's shop, at the window of which she has observed a basin full of old gold coins, and shows it to the goldsmith, asking him if he will purchase it. He looks at it attentively, and sees that it is of very pure gold; whereupon he says that he has no particular objection to buy it; but that as it is very old it is not of much value, and that he has several like it....

I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore (hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com) and can be found in its entirety here: Another Old Gypsy Trick

What is The Hukni?

The hukni is an old Gypsy trick - here's how it works:

The Gypsy makes some poor simpleton of a lady believe that if the latter puts her gold into her hands, and she makes it up into a parcel, and puts it between the lady's feather-bed and mattress, it will at the end of a month be multiplied a hundredfold, provided the lady does not look at it during all that time. On receiving the money she makes it up into a brown paper parcel, which she seals with wax, turns herself repeatedly round, squints, and spits...

I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore (hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com) and can be found in its entirety here: An Old Gypsy Trick

Gypsy Fortune Telling

Gypsy women, as long as we have known anything of Gypsy history, have been arrant fortune-tellers. They plied fortune-telling about France and Germany as early as 1414, the year when the dusky bands were first observed in Europe, and they have never relinquished the practice. There are two words for fortune-telling in Gypsy, bocht and dukkering. Bocht is a Persian word, a modification of, or connected with, the Sanscrit bagya, which signifies 'fate.' Dukkering is the modification of a Wallaco-Sclavonian word signifying something spiritual or ghostly. In Eastern European Gypsy, the Holy Ghost is called Swentuno Ducos.

Gypsy fortune-telling is much the same everywhere, much the same in Russia as it is in Spain and in England. ...

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Sign of the Poplar

Birth Dates:

  • Feb 04 to Feb 08
  • May 01 to May 14
  • Aug 05 to Aug 13
Key word: Uncertainty.

Persons born under the sign of the Poplar tree tend towards the following qualities:  looks very decorative, not very self-confident, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Sigils Symbols and Signs, and can be found in its entirety here: Sign of the Poplar Tree

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Violet Magick

Ruler: Venus
Type: Flower
Magickal Form: Flowers, essential oil

One of the customs surrounding fresh violets is that they must be stolen or they won't grow. Wild violets increase happiness. Potted violets prevent accidents and soothe the nerves. The fragrance of violets brings enormous comfort and is used in love and healing spells.

Violets are often assigned as the flower of the month of February.

From: The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients

Cats and Magick

If you are interested in cats, cat magicks, cat lore, spells and omens specific to cats, this is the jumping off point. This page offers a complete listing of everything posted to date about cats here at Gypsy Magick.

Omens and Other Lore
Healing and Herbs
Cat Magicks
Associated Dieties

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