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Flashback 2001Beltane

BELTANE 2001

An example of a simple Beltane Altar

“Beltane honors the sacred marriage of the God and Goddess, whose union will produce the harvests to come. It also celebrates the start of summer in full bloom. For this ritual, gather or purchase wildflowers. With raffia, twine or string tie the flowers together in long garlands, ten feet in length or longer is perfect. These don’t have to look professional crafted. They only need to hold together for the purpose of your ritual. When you have completed the garlands, go out to a park or wooded area. Touch the land and its plants and trees with your hands, allowing yourself to connect with the plusing lifeforce of the area. Look around for items that are either feminine or masculine in their energy and begin to link them together with the flowery garlands to honor the union of the divine male and female energies. For example, you can link stones to oak trees, riverbanks to abandoned fire pits, or flowering plants to spiky ones.”

Copyright 2001 Edain McCoy Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 20001 Page 67

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WOTC Extra – Spring Cleaning Extras, Make Your Own

Spring Cleaning Extras, Make Your Own

 

Here are some more ideas to help you get started on Spring Cleaning:

Vegetable oil.

Infuse vegetable oil with lavender, rosemary, or thyme for a couple of weeks and use this to polish any natural-wood furniture or surfaces. This feeds the wood and brings it to a beautiful shine without applying an artificial layer; it also allows the wood to breathe. The herbs you use will add a lovely fragrance; add essential oils instead of fresh herbs for an instant result.

Salt.

Use salt as an abrasive, and add lemon juice to make a powerful antibacterial scrub for your chopping boards, bath, or stubborn sticky marks. Make sure you rinse well after using it, however, or else your food will taste like dodgy tequila! A paste of lemon juice and salt is also wonderful for cleaning copper and brass.

Baking soda.

Try sprinkling your carpets with baking soda and fresh herbs. Leave it for 15 minutes, then vacuum. This makes a great deodorizer.

Bring in the outside.

Fill a vase with fresh flowers and open the windows. This will work better than any commercial air freshener on the market.

Balloons.

My top tip for those hard-to-reach cobwebs! Drape a damp cloth over a balloon and throw it up against the cobwebs. They will attach to the cloth and the balloon will float back down to you. The kids love this one!

Deosil motion.

Try, if you can, to clean your home in a clockwise (deosil) motion. Use this same motion when polishing and scrubbing as well. This empowers what you are doing with positivity.

 

 

Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year

Mandy Mitchell

 

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Flashback 2002 Mabon Celebration and Craft

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An example of a Mabon Altar

 

“At Mabon, the power of the Sun King is waning, and the harvest is in full swing. On (March 21st), the energies are fire and air and the Moon is full. Allow for some mixups caused by retrograde Mercury when making your plans, Celebrate the Sabbat the night before, as the Harvest Moon begins to rise, Cover the altar with fall leaves and sumac berries. BAke nut bread as a symbol of the season.

To make a fall chaplet, measure floral wire around your head and wrap the oval with brown floral tape. USing fall leaves and tape, carefully secure short stems or single leaves closely around the taped wire. Use leaves that you have dried or preserved. THe hips of wild roses can add color. Tie a ribbon to drape down your back.

To preserve leaves, choose those at the height of autumn’s color. Mix well one part glycerin with two parts very hot water. MAke a vertical cut in woody stems and let them stand in the mixture. After a couple of days, lay leaves flat in a container and pour the mixture over them. The leaves will shortly become pliable.

Copyright 2002 K. D. Spitzer Llewellyn Witches Datebook 2002 Page 107

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How to Make Your Own Moon Water


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How to Make Your Own Moon Water

 

You will need:

  • Water
  • Container for water
  • Full moon

After sunset tonight, when the Moon is up, take a bottle or other container you can close, and fill it full of water, preferably from a well or other natural source. You can use bottled spring water if there is no safe natural source of water nearby.

Put the open container of water outside, and set it where the light of the Moon will shine on it. Ask the Goddess to bless the water with her light. Leave the container there as long as the Moon is up, then close the container carefully. Keep it to use in all rituals and spells that require water. You can do this every month at the Full Moon to have a supply of blessed water on hand.

 

 

 

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Full Moon Room Spray


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 Full Moon Room Spray

Finish your cleaning by freshening each room with a few sprays of this easy-to-make spritz:

Full Moon Room Spray

9 drops sandalwood essential oil (use only pure essential oils)

6 drops jasmine essential oil

3 drops rose essential oil

Or for a less floral scent:

9 drops sandalwood essential oil

6 drops frankincense essential oil

3 drops lemon essential oil

With an eyedropper, release the essential oils into a 6-ounce misting bottle. Fill the bottle with water that’s been blessed under the Full Moon. Shake well before each use.

The Ones Who Dance Alone: Full Moon Celebrations for the Solitary Witch

T.J. Burns

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Pagan “Rosary”

Pagan Rosary

I think I have found a project to complete for myself by the Spring Equinox as I want to bless it then. I did not name this talismans, I got this from Pinterest posted by Shelly White. The “visit site” link does not give any more information about where it came from or how to make it. Once I have the right number of beads for the spacers and other ones figured out I’ll post the instruction in case anyone else wants to make one. Only definite change I am going to make is putting a little Pentagram or Green Man charm in place of Fertility Goddess as those days are long behind me.

Has anyone else seen one of these or made one?

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Pagan Crafting for February 25 – It’s Flu Season, Make Your Own Cough Syrup

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~Simple Cough Syrup~

3 tbsp lemon juice

1 cup honey

¼ cup warm water

Mix together the lemon juice and honey and then slowly stir in the water.

Pour into a small, glass, cork topped bottle and store in the refrigerator. Take 1-2 tbsp as needed for cough.

To soothe a sore throat, add 1 tbsp of mixture to a cup of chamomile or rosemary tea.

 

Source:

THE PRIMITIVE WITCH’S HANDBOOK THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR THE PRIMITIVE/COUNTRY WITCH IN A MODERN WORLD.

Andrea Dean, Van Scoyoc

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How to Make Easy Bake Dog Biscuits

How to Make Easy Bake Dog Biscuits

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