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It's said of cats that they can move magickally through time and space, visiting the Land of Fairy, where no human can safely travel. It's also said that cats can cross the boundaries of a magickal circle, a witch's sacred space, without breaking the circle or disturbing the energy. Cats are also very sensitive to spirits and other paranormal entities, so watch your cat carefully, it will tell you when something is lurking about.
It is especially unlucky to harm a black cat, as this is a favorite form for spirits to take, and not every black cat you see is actually a cat-- but a spirit in disguise. Black cats have, over the centuries, suffered greatly because of their association with Witches and their reputation as Witches' familiars. In Italy, even today, thousands of black cats are slaughtered every year in the name of superstition.
Cats are independent, intelligent, not likely to suffer fools. They may be loyal, but the recipient of that loyalty must be deserving of it. Cats are agile, silent, cunning, excellent and vicious hunters, aloof, and sometimes lazy.
Our theme for this month is, of course...cats.
Cats Found at our House
To follow our theme for this month...cats, we'll look at herbs used in cat magick:
Catnip is commonly used in sleeping potions, and the herb is well-known for the intoxicating effect it has on cats. Catnip is also sacred to all Pagan Gods/Goddesses who manifest in the form of a cat or other feline creature.
Valerian is used in sleeping potions and dream pillows. It's said that the scent of valerian is irresistable to cats and if they find it in your garden, they will dig it up.
Cats dislike the scent of Rue, which is purported to have been used in the middle-ages as a talisman of protection against witches and their familiars.
Rue is used to keep cats away, whether from digging in your garden, or hunting the birds gathering around your feeders. This would probably also work to keep them off your bed and the kitchen table. Since I find my cats' presence at both of these places enjoyable, I'll forego the Rue at these spots.
Below you'll find spells using Cat Magick.
Never ingest any herbs, or feed them to someone else, if you are not absolutely sure they are safe!
Cats are considered to be the animal that is the ally of gamblers and games of chance, they are believed to bring good luck and success in these endeavors. Following is a cat spell that may do just that:
Lucky Cat Spell
Candles in the shape of cats are the figure candles most associated with gambling magic. Red, black or green candles may all be used. Let your intuition guide you:
1. Inscribe the candle with your name, identifying information, and any lucky numbers.
2. Dress it with Black Cat Oil, or another gamblers lucky oil.
3. Burn the candle.
Lucky Cat Candle Spell
Lucky cat candles help fulfill your wishes. Color coordinate to suit the nature of the wish: use green for money, red for love, and black to resolve problems.
1. Carve and dress the candle as you will.
2. Write your wish succinctly and explicitly on a piece of paper.
3. Burn the paper; use this paper to light the candle, rather than a match.
4. Murmur wishes, incantations, and sacred verses, at least until the paper has completely burned to ash.
Spirit Petition: Freya Cat Spell
There is an old Norse tradition of paying tribute to the goddess Freya by feeding milk to cats.
1. Put out milk for stray cats. If you don't live in an area with stray cats, bring contributions to a shelter or adopt a gray stray cat.
2. Feeding isn't done by rote but as a conscious offering; speak with Freya simultaneously, explain your needs, desires, or broken heart, and request assistance.
3. Pay attention-- the response may come through the cats
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 planet associated with Strawberries is Venus; its element is water; and its energy is geared to love.
Strawberries are native to both the Americas and Europe. They are sacred to the Norse goddess Freya, who is associated with primal female power and cats. She is a powerful spiritual entity who can be called upon for healing and for enhancing fertility and reproduction.
The following recipe is one of our favorites from my own kitchen:
2 (3oz.) boxes strawberry jello
1 cup boiling water
2 (10oz.) boxes frozen strawberries, thawed
1 can crushed pineapple
1 package Dream Whip
1 package cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Dissolve jello into water. Add the pineapple and strawberries (with the juice). Refrigerate. Make the topping which includes the Dream Whip, cream cheese, and sugar. Top with nuts.
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Some of the information above may have been taken from the following sources:
"The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells" by Jukika Illes
*Note: The bulk of this newsletter contains original writing by Amythyst Raine and is copyrighted material.
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