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This photo is the view from my bedroom window,
Mistress Pixie Paws...a Victorian cat.
Salem, surrounded by a deck of my tarot cards, the epitome
Earlier this summer...I walked into the darkened livingroom
My clematis, growing like crazy all over the old metal trellis. I didn't
I was sitting beneath our large maple tree in the backyard, looking
Miss Cletus sought out my lap as a tiny chick, and she will still
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A Random Reading
This month I'm going to do an anonymous random "mini-reading". I'm going to pull three cards and interpret them, letting the universe take me where it will and reveal what comes. This information is meant for someone out there, and when they read it, they'll know who they are:
The Moon (R) 8/cups (R) 3/pentacles
This situation involves the work place, the fact that someone is at best not being totally truthful and at worst deliberately spreading lies, and it also points to the fact that this behavior will either eventually force you to leave your job or cause you to be fired unless action is taken.
The most important point is to discover the identity of this co-worker. This may be someone with borderline personality disorders, a terrific case of egotistical aggression-- the "I'll get ahead at whatever the price" mentality-- and someone who is two-faced. They have a tendency of planting seeds of discord around the workplace and this is probably not the first time they've been up to this type of behavior. Is there someone you know in your workplace with this reputation? If so, don't turn your back on them.
Someone is leaving-- and if it's not you, it's the troublemaker. If enough employees-- aka victims-- of this individual get together and come forward, the trail of lies, backstabbing and two-faced behavior will be exposed. Then it will be up to the disgression and integrity of your employer to take action.
I get a strong sense of unity where your fellow employees are concerned. I have a feeling that everyone has had enough and the situation is going to come to a head...There's power in numbers, remember that.
This tarot spread utilitzes the twelve houses of the zodiac as the twelve positions for the cards. Each of these houses is ruled by a planet, as well as an astrolgical sun sign, and each of these houses deals with a very specific area of life.
First House: The Self
For a wide variety of readings to choose from,
I have a variety of new items up, and I'm tickled pink to bring them to you. In the near future you will also find my merchanise offered at the following shop:
Bayou Witch Incense
(The tray size is 13.5 X 4.5 inches)
Earth, Air, Fire, & Water
Included with this purchase is:
*Note: I recommend that you burn only tea candles in
Mini Element Altar
To purchase this item, click Here.
"There's a little witch in every woman."
And here's a candle to prove it:
"There's a Little Witch..."
To purchase this candle and view a wide variety of spell candles, click Here.
Mini Spell Candles
These small taper candles are packed with the magick and mojo you'll need for a variety of situations. You will want to remove the lable from these candles before burning, write on the back anything you want to add to the intentions for your spell, then burn it in the flame of the candle and allow the candle to burn down-- perhaps burning it every evening over the course of several days.
The intentions for these spell candles includes-- finding a resolution, binding an enemy, revealing a liar, and healing energy.
To purchase these candles and view a wide assortment of available spell candles, click Here.
*Note: The prices listed with each item includes handling & postage.
Hathor's Myrrh Healing Spell
Agates come in a multitude of colors, each of which retains its own magickal connections and energy. Brown agates were worn by warriors for victory in battles, used in modern times for business success in any undertaking, and was once used to guard against the evil eye, disease, bad luck, etc. It is also worn as a talisman for prosperity.
This agate's energy is projective (male), its element is Fire, planet-- Mercury (generally speaking, for agates), and its magicakal energies include strength, courage, longevity, gardening, love, healing, and protection.
To this beautiful piece I've added Hathor's Myrrh Healing Spell to intensify the healing energy of this stone. Hathor, the mother of Horus, was revered in ancient Egypt as the goddess of love, motherhood, joy, music, dance; and also as the goddess who helped women in childbirth.
Among other titles, Hathor was called "The Lady of Myrrh". Her temples were healing centers. The enchantment placed upon this ring petitions Hathor directly for healing energy
Brown Agate Ring
Hathor's Myrrh Healing Spell
To purchase this ring, or to view more enchanted jewelry, click Here.
*Note: I have several pairs of Peruvian earrings in, and I will be posting those for sale this month, hopefully within the next couple fo weeks.
Creations by Isabella
Tortoiseshell Sugar Bowls
(3 inch diameter, two available)
$25.00 a piece
This is a necklace created with dyed shells.
The Journey of Dreams and Passion
(candle set & gift box)
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A Spell to Attract Your Dream Home
Perfect Match Spell
Since beginning this column, I've received many requests for specific information. This month I'm going to begin by listing some crystal prescriptions for specific maladies-- this information and *much* more can be found in Judy Hall's book, "Crystal Prescriptions", and you'll find a link to this book at the bottom of this page. Next, I'm going to randomly choose a stone listed and take a closer look at its properties. If any of these prescriptions require creating a crystal tincture, you'll find a link at the bottom of this section to that information as well. Remember, this information is *Not* to be used in lieu of seeking proper medical attention!
Hot Flashes: fire agate, citrine
(Source: "Crystal Prescriptions" by Judy Hall-- link found at the bottom of this page.)
Blue Lace Agate
Source: USA, India, Morocco, Czech Republic,
Beneficial for: Nurturing, shoulder and neck problems caused by blocked self-expression, thyroid deficiencies, throat and lymph infections, anger based infection, inflammation, fever, blockages of nervous system, arthritic and bone deformity, skeletal system, fractures, capillaries, pancreas, emotional trauma, self-confidence, concentration, perception, analytical abilities, aura stabilization, negative-energy transformaton, emotional disease, digestive process, gastritis, eyes, stomach, uterus, pancreas, blood vessels, skin disorders. As an elixir: brain fluid imbalances and hydrocephalus.
An excellent stone for starting over, the gentle energy of Blue Lace Agate instills peace of mind. In addition to carrying the generic properties of Agate, this stone opens the way to higher energies and facilitates expresssion of spiritual and personal truth. Fear of being judged often leads to nonexpression of feelings, and Blue Lace Agate coungteracts fear of rejection. Blocked self-expression settles in the throat chakra and may induce a feeling of suffocation. blue lace Agate gently dissovles the old pattern and counteracts mental stress. It helps men accept their sensitive, feeling nature. The peaceful energies exuded from this stone neutralize feelings of anger. Focusing and directing sound to the appropriate place, Blue Lace Agate enhances sound healing.
(Source: "The Encyclopedia of Crystals" by Judy Hall-- link found at the bottom of this page.)
"In general, crystals and stones used for healing are used in a variety of ways…They are worn on the body as pendents, rings, etc.; carried on the person in pockets, mojo bags, and such; used as healing pendulums suspended above the affected areas; placed directly on the affected body part or placed on the appropriate chakra; and sometimes they are used to create healing tinctures that are taken internally, applied to affected body areas, or sprayed around a space..."
For more information on crystals & stones, cleansing crystals, using crystals in your home, and correspondences for crystal magic, click Here.
For information on making crystal tinctures, click Here.
Herbs of the Month
This month I'm going to list three herbs that have one very big thing in common-- they all share the same planetary ruler: Jupiter.
Jupiter is associated with expansion and with "Thursday"--the day to traditionally cast spells dealing with money, finances, and legal issues. You'll find that these herbs, though sharing a planetary ruler, have many and varied magical uses.
Fill a small pillowcase with anise seeds and sleep on it. This will ensure that you have no nightmares. Use in protection and meditation incenses. Fresh anise leaves placed in a room will drive off evil, and they are sometimes placed around the magic circle to protect the magiacian from evil spirits. It also averts the evil eye.
Anise seed is also used in purification baths, especially with bay leaves. It is used to call forth spirits to aid in magical operations, and a sprig hung on the bedpost will restore lost youth.
The five points of the leaves represent love, money, health, power and wisdom, and so if carried cinquefoil grants these.
It is also hung up at the door, or placed on the bed, for protection. An infusion of the leaves is used to bathe the forehead and hands, nine times, to wash away hexes and curses.
If you find a cinquefoil sprig with seven leaflets, place it under your pillow. You will dream of your future lover or mate. if a bag of cinquefoil is suspended from the bed you will have a restful sleep all night.
Carried, cinquefoil gives eloquence when asking for favors of officials, and usually ensures that the favor is granted. It is thus used in court cases.
Cinquefoil is also added to purificatory bath sachets.
Witch grass carried or sprinkled under the bed attracts new lovers. Witch grass is also used in all manner of unhexing and uncrossing rituals; the infusion is sprinkled around the premises to disperse entities, and when worn it dispels depression.
Never ingest any herbs, or feed them to someone else, if you are not absolutely sure they are safe!
Spell of the Month
Goodwife's Tisane Spell
(For General Good Health)
To engender good health and to indicate where health problems are likely to come from.
For centuries, wisewomen'e brews have bestowed cures and general good health. The brews are assembled from herbal and magical knowledge and are health-giving physically as well as spiritually. But teas-- for this is what a 'tisane' is-- also have a reputation as divinatory tools, through the dregs, or leaves, that are left after they have been drunk. This spell combines the two functions in order to bestow good health and provide an early warning system of where health may be compromised in the future.
There is an entire science to go with tea leaf readings, and there is very little space here to explore all of the traditional meanings of all the shapes you are likely to encounter at the bottom of your cup. However, it is possible to give a few hints that will aid you if this the first time you have 'read' the tea leaves; the rest is up to you and your powers of intuition-- and of research, should you need it! On the purely herbal front, you may be interested to know that the ingredients of this tisane provide plenty of vitamins, settle the digestion, and aid sleep-- all basic ingredients of general good health.
How to cast the spell:
You will need:
one pale blue candle, 6-8 1/2 inches...15-20 cm
matches or lighter
one large freshly chopped dandelion leaf
three dried chamomile flower heads, chopped
five large freshly chopped mint leaves
one teacup & saucer
Work on a waxing moon, and on a Monday, day of the Moon, to honor the wisdom of the wisewoman or cunning man within.
Casting the Spell:
1: Cast a circle, if you are practiced at it and wish to work within a sacred space.
2: Light the candle, saying:
"By sun, wind, and rain
3: Place the ingredients in the cup and pour on the boiling water, then place the saucer over the cup to keep the heat in. While the tisane is brewing, chant the following:
"By the goodness in this brew
4: Leave it for five minutes, then uncover it, and when it is cool enough, drink it.
5: tip the residue onto the saucer.
6: The following shapes indicate associated areas to look out for in the future:
Horseshoe or cup: kidney or bladder
Animal: thighs or hips
Facial Features: the head
Lines & angles: joints or arms/hands/legs/feet
Figure eight: chest or sinuses
Waves: stomach or bowels
(Source: "The Spells Bible" by Ann-Marie Gallagher-- there is a link at the bottom of this page.)
As the Kitchen Witch knows, natural magick can be found in certain foods, recipes, as well as herbs. In this section we're going to put this knowledge to work.
The fruit featured for this month is the pineapple:
Pineapple is a symbol of hospitality. It is also a powerful protectant. Combined with rum, its powers are doubled. The following recipes are quite refeshing and are for adults only. Because fresh pineapple can be difficult to prepare, there are two versions of the recipe included below:
Select a pineapple that can stand up by itself. Slice off the top of the pineapple. Using a long, sharp flexible knife, cut down and around the fruit inside the shell, about 1/4 inch from the sides. Try to bend the knife when you reach the bottom. If everything goes right, you should be able to lift out the entire inside of the pineapple, leaving the shell intact-- you might have to tug a bit. Place the inside pineapple fruit on cutting board. Cut sprears from the juicy fruit, removing the woody core. Return the spears to the pineapple. Pour enough of the rum over the fuit to cover. Replace the top of the pineapple. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Serve the next day, chilled, as a refreshing money attractant.
Yield: 4 servings
Magical uses: Protection, luck, and money
1 whole pineapple
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup light rum
Preheat ove to 350 degress F. If using a fresh pineapple, peel, core, and cut into half-inch rings. Place a single layer of pinapple rings ina shallow baking pan. dot tops with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Place under the broiler until sugar and butter turn a light brown. Gently heat the rum in a small ssaucepan during the broiling. Remove the pineapple rinmgs from the broiler when done and transfer them to a chaffing dish (or other heat-proof container.) Pour the heated rum over the top and ignite. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Magical uses: protection, luck, and money
Some of the information above may have been taken from the following sources:
"The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells" by Jukika Illes
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