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The Full Moon


The Full Moon


This is a good time to try out forms of divinations such as scrying or tarot. Reflect about your goals, feelings and matters that have to do with relationship and family. It is also good for transformations, psychic abilities, strength, love, power and fertility.

The Full Moon is also an excellent time to cleanse, purify and charge your crystals. Lay them out so that the moonlight can hit them; if you can do so safely, leave them outside. If not, find a windowsill that catches the moonlight. Don’t just stop at crystals though, your magical tools will also benefit from soaking up the power of the moonlight.

As the Full Moon just passes, the time arrives to put the finishing touches on what you have been doing and to get ready for the quieter time to come. Enjoy beauty and art, listen to music. If you have argued with someone but do not feel the issues are really vital, make up now.

If you live near the sea the Full Moon is a wonderful time to visit the shoreline and (if safe and legal to do so) build a small fire. Collect small pieces of driftwood to buid your fire and, as you lay each piece onto the fire, add a wish. Once the fire is burning nicely, cast offerings into the flames as gifts to the Moon Goddess, such as herbs, flowers and leaves. Sit and watch as the fire burns. If you don’t live near the sea you could turn this into a visualization for a Full Moon meditation.


-Rachel Patterson, Pagan Portals – Moon Magic


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The Witches Correspondence for Samhain

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The Witches Correspondence for Samhain


Date: October 31st

Colours: Black, orange

Stones: Bloodstone, jet, obsidian, ruby, beryl, carnelian

Herbs: Bay leaf, mugwort, nutmeg, sage, wormwood

Foods: Apples, nuts, beef, turnips, pears, pomegranates, pumpkin, corn

Drinks: Mead, mulled wine, apple juice, absinthe

Flowers/Decorations: Chrysanthemum, hazel, thistle, pumpkin, autumn leaves

Type Of Magick/Activity: Banishing, breaking bad habits, divination, drying herbs, past life recall, clearing out everything you don’t want in the new year (habits and personal items).

Some Appropriate Goddesses: All crone and underworld Goddesses, Cerridwen (Welsh), Freya (Norse), Hecate (Greek), Morrigan (Celtic), Persephone (Greek), Rhiannon (Welsh)

Some Appropriate Gods: All old and underworld Gods, Cernunnos (Celtic), Anubis (Egyptian), Hades (Greek), Odin (Norse), Osiris (Egyptian)

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The Best of Divination Methods for Samhain


The Best of Divination Methods for Samhain


Communication between worlds is at its best on Samhain, so any divination you perform on this night is rods, or a pendulum to find answers to yes-or-no questions.

Tea leaves. A traditional way of seeing the future by interpreting the leftover tea leaves in a cup.

Tarot. Reading the pattern of the cards and the symbols to discern past, present, and future. There are many forms of tarot cards available.

Reading palms. Following the lines on the hand to foretell life events.

Runes. Interpreting symbols painted or engraved on sets of stones or wood.

Automatic writing. Writing without thinking, usually done in a meditative state.

These are just a few divination methods you can try; this is by no means an exhaustive list. One technique may suit you better than the others. This is definitely the right time of year to have a go and pick up a new skill.



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

Mandy Mitchell


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Herbal Teas and Their Magickal Correspondences


Anise- Calling Spirits
Bergamont- Success
Burdock Root- Purity, Protection
Chamomile- Mediation
Elder Flower- Divination
Eyebright- Mental and Psychic Power
Hyssop- Purification
Lemon (Leaves)- Lust
Lemon Balm- Health, Success
Mugwort- Divination
Mullien- Divination
Rose Hips- Psychic Power and Divination

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The Ogham

The Ogham

The word Ogham (pronounced OH-yam) has been used to refer to:

A group of twenty trees, sacred to the Druids, that give names to the letters of the Ogham alphabet.

An alphabet of twenty-five characters used for inscriptions on magickal tools in Celtic Ireland & Britain.

An alphabet of twenty characters used for divination and hand-signing in Celtic paganism.

A calendar of thirteen months named for each of the sacred trees.

Below you will find a modern-day interpretation of the Celtic tree calendar. Besides using trees as a way of telling the seasons, the druids used them for many other things. These are called Oghams. Linked to this calendar, you will find much more information on each individual ogham or tree, including the meanings of each during divination.

Oghams were often used by the Celts of olde as a tool of divination, yet they were also used as an alphabet to inscribe many things. First, you must make your own set & inscribe each letter on something made of wood. (Some use stone or tile.) Then place them in a bag for storage. Now when you are ready to use them in divination, find a quiet, peaceful place to sit. Meditate briefly on the question that you want to ask. Then draw out 3 of the pieces and see what the correspondences are. This should help you determine the answer to the question. You may also use them to inscribe your name on your magickal tools or to write in your Grimoire or Book of Shadow, just to be on the safe side & so no one can understand your writings. Oghams are also often used on amulets and talismans.



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WOTC Extra – Omens from the Flames

Omens from the Flames


Various kinds of omens may be read from fire. We often gaze into the fire and see pictures there, and this is a very ancient form of divination. Dion Fortune wrote of the Fire of Azrael made from sandalwood cedar and juniper logs used for the purposes of divination.

Because the fire was so important, portents were often taken from the behaviour of the flames, a practice called pyromancy. For example, when a fire burns all on one side, or falls into two heaps in the grate, it foretells a parting of some kind. If it will not start in the morning it predicts quarrels in the house, and arguments are also presaged by a spluttering piece of coal. A coffin-shaped piece of coal flying out of the fire and into the room foreshadows a death, whereas a cradle-shaped piece means a birth. A cluster of bright sparks at the back of the chimney means good news on the way, and dull sparks mean bad news. Showers of gold sparks indicate money and blue flames in the fire indicate coming frosts.


Hearth Witch (The Eight Paths of Magic)

Anna Franklin

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Let’s Talk Witch – Doing Divination with Dices, Huh?

 Doing Divination with Dices, Huh?


Some of us love to play dice games (or role-playing games, drinking games, or any combination of the above) and know just exactly where our dice are. If you don’t, go looking for your board games; many games use one or more 6-sided dice to decide how far you move, and you can borrow the dice from there. (Just don’t forget to put them back, or you’ll be really miffed at yourself the next time you pull the game out!) Most discussions of dice divination expect you to have three six-sided dice, but you can use one if you want; as you can see from the lists below, you’ll just have a shorter range of answers available.


One die divination can give you nuanced answers to a yes/ no question; 3 dice divination has a range of possible responses that can give answers or suggestions for more general questions. If you have a six-, 10-, or fifteen item list of possibilities, roll one, two (2-12), or three (3-18) dice to determine which list item you should select.


1 die divination:

1. Favorable indications

2. Success depends on friendly relations

3. Triumph

4. Disappointment

5. Good news

6. Doubt



3 dice divination:

3. Pleasant surprises in the very near future

4. Unpleasantness of some kind may occur

5. Plans will come to fruition; wish will be granted

6. A loss of some kind is forecast

7. Possible difficulties in business, money troubles, gossip, and so on.

8. Expect criticism

9. Marriage; unions

10. Birth, either of a child or of a new project

11. A parting, which may be temporary

12. A message of some importance will soon arrive

13. Sorrow

14. Friendship; help from a new friend

15. Begin no new projects for a few days

16. A pleasant journey

17. A change in plans may soon be necessary.

18. Success; a wish will be obtained. *BEST*



Divination with What You’ve Got

Cobalt Witch.


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Let’s Talk Witch – Divination, Got any Playing Cards?

 Divination, Got any Playing Cards?


There are a lot of different decks of cards used for divination . Tarot, Lenormand cards and oracle decks are everywhere, with new versions published every day. But if you want to do divination with what you’ve got, a standard 52-card deck of playing cards will work just as well as a fancy, expensive, or hard-to-find deck, and they have been used for that purpose for centuries.


There are several ‘layers’ to playing card divination. If you’re looking for yes/ no answers or fortunate/ unfortunate indicators, all you need to do is pull out one card at random and look at the color of the suit. Red is considered favorable, or ‘yes,’ and black is considered unfavorable, or ‘no.’ In general, people represented by red court cards are fair-haired, while people represented by black court cards are dark-haired; but this is not a hard and fast rule.


The next layer are the suits themselves. They have evolved their own meanings over the years as people have used them for divination:


Hearts signify emotions; love, friendship, happiness, and domestic concerns. Generally speaking, they are “happy” cards.


Diamonds signify career and money issues, power and success, hard work and affairs outside the home.


Clubs signify business, ambition, achievement and social interaction. They generally indicate success and happiness.


Spades signify gossip, challenges, messages, obstacles and upsets. They can be considered warnings.


Then there are the meanings of the card numbers. You can combine the meaning of the suit with the meaning of the card number to figure out the meaning of each individual card. There are also specific meanings for each card, and these are included below the general meanings.


Kings and Queens are older people or people in authority


Jacks are younger people with more vigor and less authority


Aces show you alone, making decisions and first steps in a particular direction.


Twos are about relationships; meeting another person or force in agreement or conflict. A popular picture used to explain the idea is marriage.


Threes are about the synthesis or two creating a third: a child, a project, or an idea. The picture here is family — mother, father and child.


Fours are about structure, safety, the work it takes to make a life. The picture is a home, the four walls that keep the family safe.


Fives are about stepping out from structure: destabilization, advancement, and sometimes (but not always) conflict. The picture is leaving home.


Sixes signify communication and messages.


Sevens are inspiration, intervention, spiritual matters, and benevolent outcomes.


Eights are about gates; like a three, but setting forth as an adult. Swift activity, new enterprises.


Nines show taking the final steps to completion of an idea or project.


Tens signify completion of a full cycle, something ending at the same time something new is beginning.


Divination with What You’ve Got

Cobalt Witch


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