Spells and Charms * Practical Sorcery * Magical Cures
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Here is a small list of the optimum times of the day, the month, and even seasons of the year for specific spell work and rituals. This short list is intended as a spell enhancer, and is not the be all end all of when to work your magic. There is no WRONG time for magical spells and rituals. The important thing is to have fun and allow the zee energy to flow through you.
Petition the Goddess Hecate to break your block through the use of her sacred emblems.
Hecate's attributes include a key, a broom, a torch, a cauldron, dragons, and dogs. Collect charms representing these images to place on a charm bracelet. This is a spell in progress. Each time you locate a charm...
Here is a simple ritual to invoke the power of Hekate to unlock doors which until now have been closed to you, to create openings in the impenetrable areas of your life, or to open and unblock areas in your self that have been locked away:
You will need the following:
A three way crossroads in your area that offers some privacy.
Bake or buy a small cheesecake - this will be left as an offering
Here is a great spell to get energy moving and good things happening in any area of your life that feels "stuck".
You will need:
Soft butter (margarine will do, but real butter is better)
A bowl you often use when cooking
Red pen, pencil, or marker
Take some time to think about what it is that feels stuck in your life. Do some journaling if it is helpful. This is a very powerful spell, and it is important to be really clear about what it is that you really want....
... 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: Getting Unstuck
The Easter Bunny has its origin in the tradition of honoring of rabbits during spring as an animal sacred to the goddess Eostre. According to lore, she is the goddess of spring who presides over the birth of babies, both animal and human, and of the pollination, flowering and ripening of fruits in the plant kingdom.
The modern belief that eggs are delivered by a rabbit, comes from a popular Pagan legend about Eostre. According to the legend, Eostre was walking one fine spring day and came upon a beautiful little bird. The poor bird's wing was badly injured and Eostre, feeling great compassion for the little creature, wanted to heal it....
Night is tremendously beautiful. It is a good time for meditation. It helps you release the tensions of the day easily and effortlessly. This particular meditation will increase your connection to the Zee Energy inherent in darkness, starlight, and moonlight.
Here's a very simple, very effective meditation:
Before you go to bed at night, alone or with a partner, sit silently, look into the darkness. Become one with the dark, disappear into it. Look at the stars....
From the space of stillness, something beautiful can flower. Life can be a song, a dance.. from that space of stillness... Where you become magnet of abundance at all levels.
How to attain that stillpoint? Concentrate the energy on the Hara, the point two inches below the navel.
That is the center from where one enters life and that is the center from where one dies and goes out of life. So that is the contact center between the body and the soul. If you feel a sort of wavering left and right and you don’t know where your center is, that simply shows that you are no longer in contact with your Hara, so you have to create that contact...
In this exercise you will meditate on your skin, muscles, bones, and blood. You'll discover that your blood runs not only in your veins, but also flows back in time to its ancestral source. Thus you can find or better determine your spiritual and magical roots, the exploraiton of which will be part of your own unique brand of magickal initiation.
Read through the exercise to get a good idea of how it flows, and then begin....
Spring is finally arriving, and there's a different sort of feeling in the air. The frigid cold of winter has been replaced by the promise of new life and growth, and a spring full moon is a magical time. It's a season that offers a chance at fertility and abundance, rebirth and regrowth. Whether you're celebrating March's Crow Moon, the Wind Moon of April, or May's Flower Moon, the focus in Spring's lunar cycles is that of the element Water.
Along with the sun, water helps bring life back to the earth. It is the source of much of our existence, and helps to cleanse and purify us. It can both destroy us and heal us. In ancient times, the well or spring was often seen as a sacred and holy place -- a place in which we could truly bathe in the touch of the Divine. To celebrate the arrival of Spring's full moons, we acknowledge and honor the many aspects of Water....
In April, the thunderstorms of March are beginning to subside, and the wind picks up. Seeds are being blown about on the breezes, spreading life all around from one place to the next. In fact, this month's full moon is the aptly named Wind Moon, although in some traditions this lunar cycle is often known as the Seed Moon....
What follows is a list (in alphabetical order) of the names given to the April moon. Also listed is the tradition and/or origin of that moon name:
Ashes Moon ~Taos
Awakening Moon ~Neo Pagan
Big Leaves Moon ~Apache
Big Spring Moon ~Creek, Cree
Broken Snow Shoe Moon ~Anishnaabe
Budding Moon ~Mohawk... ... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Pagan Calendar, and can be found in its entirety here: April Moon Names
Arrange your ritual supplies on your altar so they look pretty. Kids can do this -- typically the chocolate rabbits end up in the center, surrounded by an army of Peeps and several rings of jellybeans. A quick note -- you might want to perform this ritual well in advance of mealtime, or all the kids will be too full of candy to eat a real dinner....
Listen to the words of the Dark Mother, who of old was called Hecate, Nuit, Morrigan, Banba, Erda, Macha, MotherNight, Sekhmet, and many other names:
Whenever you seek wisdom, at the time of the Darkening Moon, come together in love and trust and learn of Me, who am the Wisest of Crones...Ye who search the mysteries of the Earth, the secrets of Air and Darkness, of Blood and Fire, the silence of the uttermost stars, come unto me, and I shall whisper to you in the depths of midnight....