The gods do not favor the easy way or those who take it.

— (via natural-magics)
eclectic-witchcraft:

Simple anti anxiety witch bottle (to be carried on your person, maybe as a charm or necklace)
Lavender - Peace/calming
Chamomile - Sleep without interruption from anxious thoughts
Valerian - self acceptance
Vanilla (oil) - strengthen mental abilities, so can stay rational and prevent anxiety from completely overtaking
Amethyst  - calming/comforting
Salt - energy purification
plus one of my kitties showing off how fluffy her booty is

Anonymous asked: I was wondering if you know any spells for luck (especially those to help in getting a job)? I just sent my resume to someone and would like to give myself a little boost of luck if I can. :) Thank you!

I’ve answered a similar question to this before, so I’m going to link you to that here! Also, here is a link to instructions on how to make a prosperity bottle, which could also help you out in the midst of a job search.

You could also try a simple prosperity/money spell. Light a green candle during a waxing moon and envision yourself getting the job and earning money. You can leave it at that, or go a little further and write some lines you could say aloud as the candle burns—whatever you feel most comfortable doing.

Hope this helps! And I hope everything goes well with your resume. :)

- Sara

Anonymous asked: Who are good bloggers to follow or seek out for mentorship or guidance in hellenic polytheism?

thepaganstudygrouppage:

I would not say that they are mentors, but they are are resourceful people who run blogs with a lot of information posted. I am sure that if you ask politely and humbly they will answer your questions. Remember, since people run these blogs there may be topics they do not want to discuss, if you accidentally bring one of those topics up: apologize, do not make excuses or spout reasons, just apologize and move on. Good luck.

Ghost

Anonymous asked: I want to invite the fairies to my house, and at least try to show that I'm open for visits, and that, even though I can't see anything, only sense things, but I can communicate with them if they appear in my dreams, but, I have no idea of how to do that, and how to tell them that. Also, I am afraid that, because I live in a very suburban area, full of townehouses to every direction, and with little vegetation, that the fairies don't even bother coming around here. What do I do?

gardenofthequeen:

various methods can be taken in order to gain the “fairy sight” such things include, but not limited to

  • special ritualistic actions
  • being given the sight by a fairy
  • getting the sight from traveling to Faery
  • using an empowered item (like a holed stone

Faerie 101: Communication  and How I see Fairies (some useful links for you)

Now, you don’t need the sight in order to practice and communicate with fairies. You can use intermediaries and various mediums as ways of communication and interactions. Its 100% ok, and in fact I use mediums often when I have trouble with my fairy sight. 

Now as to the more urbany area. Fairies you might encounter in that sort of area

  • house fairies (like brownies or house maidens)
  • trolls
  • goblins
  • flower fairies (chilling around gardens)

not all fairies are only going to be found in more wild and wooded areas, some do enjoy the more urban area, and in fact live closely to mortals.

However, it is worth noting that fairies reveal themselves and interact with those they desire. 

Its a bit like fishing. Sometimes you’ll catch something right away, sometimes it takes a while, and sometimes you’ll never even get a bite. Its how it is

awildwomanhowls:

The Morrighan - Celtic Goddess of War and Sovereignity

In Celtic mythology, the Morrighan is known as a goddess of battle and war. However, there’s a bit more to her than this. Also referred to as Morrígu, Morríghan, or Mor-Ríoghain, she is called the “washer at the ford,” because if a warrior saw her washing his armor in the stream, it meant he was to die that day. She is the goddess who determines whether or not you walk off the field of battle, or are carried off upon your shield. In later Irish folklore, this role would be delegated to the bain sidhe, who foresaw the death of members of a specific family or clan.
The Morrighan often appears in the form of a crow or raven, or is seen accompanied by a group of them. In the stories of the Ulster cycle, she is shown as a cow and a wolf as well. The connection with these two animals suggest that in some areas, she may have been connected to fertility and land.
In some legends, the Morrighan is considered a triune, or triple goddess, but there are a lot of inconsistencies to this. She often appears as a sister to the Badb and Macha. In some Neopagan traditions, she is portrayed in her role as destroyer, representing the Crone aspect of the Maiden/Mother/Crone cycle, but this seems to be incorrect when one looks at her original Irish history. Some scholars point out that war specifically is not a primary aspect of the Morrighan, and that her connection to cattle presents her as a goddess of sovereignty. The theory is that she can be seen as a deity who guides or protects a king.
In modern literature, there has been some linking of the Morrighan to the character of Morgan Le Fay in the Arthurian legend. It appears, though, that this is more fanciful thinking than anything else. Although Morgan le Fay appears in the Vita Merlini in the twelfth century, a narrative of the life of Merlin by Geoffrey of Monmouth, it’s unlikely that there’s a connection to the Morrighan. Scholars point out that the name “Morgan” is Welsh, and derived from root words connected to the sea. “Morrighan” is Irish, and is rooted in words that are associated with “terror” or “greatness.” In other words, the names sound similar, but the relationship ends there.
There’s an excellent page with plenty of scholarly information on the Morrighan from Reverend Gwynarion Elessacar at http://www.elessacar.com/the_morrighan.php.

thequietpagan:

thechandelurequeen:

Being a witch means being able to look at completely random stuff you find and thinking, “I could use that,” all the time.

 

Anonymous asked: Hey, could my zodiac sign help me choose a path, for example becoming a fire witch and worshipping fire gods or becoming a storm witch? Or does your zodiac sign not matter? Blessings

Your zodiac sign can certainly play a part in your path if you want it to. If you feel very connected to the element associated with your zodiac sign and want to do magic primarily associated with the element of fire, you can. Astrology in general is a common practice among witches and it’s a very fascinating topic to research if you are interested in incorporating it into your practice.

Here’s the thing, anon: if it matters to you, then it matters. If you feel drawn to and want to explore that area of magic, then as long as you are being respectful, responsible, and safe (especially when handling fire, to use your example) there is nothing that says you can’t or that it doesn’t matter. Your practice is unique to you! :)

Thanks for your question and I hope this is helpful.

- Sara

sea-sorceress:

pagan-circle:

I have a dead crab, what can I use it for?

Crabs can symbolize protection, adaptability, cycles, regeneration and strength. Doing any spells or rituals that involve those aspects could be done with using the crab itself as a tool. I like to think that a crab can be used to…

Why should you study and practice Magick? Because you can’t help doing it, and you had better do it well than badly.

— Aleister Crowley (via prince-malekith9)

Trees have from time immemorial been closely associated with magic.
These stout members of the vegetable kingdom may stand for as long
as a thousand years, and tower far above our mortal heads. As such
they are symbols and keepers of unlimited power, longevity, and
timelessness. An untouched forest, studded with trees of all ages,
sizes and types, is more than a mysterious, magical place - it is one
of the energy reservoirs of nature. Within its boundaries stand
ancient and new sentinels, guardians of the universal force
which has manifested on the the Earth

Scott Cunningham (via thedruidsteaparty)
paganearth:

Rosemary.
 
Common names: Rosemary, rosemarin, romero, romarin, rosemarinoLatin name: Rosmarinus officinaliFamily: Lamiaceae Part used: Leaves, RootsCommonly used forms: Essential oil (toxic, do NOT ingest), DriedSide Effects: Excessive amounts may cause poisoning
Medicinal Uses: Migraine, Digestion, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Eczema, Mouthwash
Spell Craft: Protection from evil
Growing & Care
·         Rosemary plants grow to a height of 36 to 48 inches.
·         Rosemary plants should be spaced 18 to 24 inches.
·         Sow indoors in sunny location or under plant grow lights eight weeks before last frost. Rosemary propagates well via stem cuttings.
·         Seed germination period 15 to 25 days.
·         Rosemary grown outdoors prefers full sun.
Average water needs. Water on a regular schedule, do not overwater

Full and New Moon Schedule for the Remainder of 2014

July
Full Moon – Jul 12, 2014
New Moon – Jul 26, 2014

August
Full Moon – Aug 10, 2014
New Moon – Aug 25, 2014

September
Full Moon – Sept 9, 2014
New Moon – Sept 24, 2014

October
Full Moon – Oct 8, 2014
New Moon – Oct 23, 2014

November
Full Moon – Nov 6, 2014
New Moon – Nov 22, 2014

December
Full Moon – Dec 6, 2014
New Moon – Dec 22, 2014