Posts Tagged With: Earth

Calendar of the Sun for Sunday, January 18th

Calendar of the Sun

Bruma

Colors: White and brown
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a bare table lay a large pot shaped like a human figure, reclining, filled with earth. All should enter bearing two white cloths, one on each arm.
Offerings: Silence and meditation.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian

Bruma Invocation

Earth, you lie sleeping in silence,
And we can do nothing but wait.
We have breathed upon your first seeds,
We have sung your first green shoots
Up from the bare brown soil,
We have watered you with tears and sweat
And fed you with the remains of our meals,
We have cut down your bounty and saved it,
Yet this is not the time for seeds, or green,
But simply the long cold wait in the dark
Until the light waxes and the time comes again.
You are silent, and will not speak to us,
No matter how we cry out.
You are dormant, and will not sing to us,
No matter how we raise our voices,
For all things come in their own time,
And this is not the time for movement.
So we will sit with you, Earth,
We will watch over you as you sleep
And take part in your dreams
In silence, and wait for your awakening.

Chant:
Earth dreaming
Silent seeming
Winter’s vigil
We will wait for you.

(After the chant has been sung five times, all come forth to the altar. Each lays one white cloth gently over the pot, saying, “Blessed be the Earth in the time of winter.” Then each sits on the floor and places the other white cloth over their heads, and meditates on all that is sleeping and cannot be awoken. Silence in the House until Akte.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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Lady’s A Spell of the Day for December 26 – Stretching Your Psychic Muscles

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Stretching Your Psychic Muscle

Tools Needed

Symbols of psychic work, such as a scrying mirror, tarot cards, runes, a crystal ball, etc. (you can often find little divination kits at some Pagan and New Age store.

A black candle in a holder you can safely pick up

Sage smudge stick

Small bowl of salt

Small bowl of water

Grimoire or Book of Shadows, if you have one, and a pen

Quarter candles (one each of red, blue, green, and yellow, or four white)

Goddess candle (white, cream, or silver— I like silver for this ritual) Matches and a candle snuffer

Optional: Amethyst tumbled stone or crystal (or any amethyst jewelry set in silver)

Optional: Black ribbon or yarn (long enough to lay on the perimeter of your circle)

Optional: Athame or wand

Optional: Cakes and ale

Before Starting

Be sure to cleanse your circle area carefully using sage or some cleansing incense. This ritual should be done at night in as quiet a space as possible.

Cleanse yourself using the sage smudge stick, paying special attention to the area of the third eye (middle of forehead) and heart. Concentrate on clearing and cleansing any negativity or blockages from your chakras.

Cast the circle. Use your finger, wand, or athame to point as you turn clockwise in a circle, visualizing a bright white light springing up around you. In addition, you may wish to lay the black ribbon, cord, or yarn out on the floor as a physical representation of your protected space.

Call the quarters. Turn to the east. Say:

I call the power of Air to watch over my circle and keep me safe. (light yellow candle)

Repeat for south (Fire, red candle), west (Water, blue candle), and north (Earth, green candle).

Invoke the Goddess. (If you want to call on a particular goddess for this ritual, Hecate or Athena are good ones to choose.) Hold your arms open, palms to the sky. Say:

Great Goddess, guide and guard me as
I open myself to the mystical world and
help me to expand my senses.
So mote it be.
(light Goddess candle)

Sit comfortably and handle whichever psychic tools you have chosen to use. Really let yourself feel them. Look at them and try to see beyond the surface to their potential to aid you in your psychic exploration. When you feel in tune with them, put them back on the altar.

Light the black candle, and hold it over your tool( s). Say:

With Fire I dedicate this tool to clear insight and a positive psychic practice.

Hold the candle in front of your third eye. Say:

With Fire I open myself to the exploration of worlds unseen.

Waft the sage smudge stick over the tool( s). Say:

With Air I dedicate this tool to clear insight and a positive psychic practice.

Waft the sage over yourself. Say:

With Air I open myself to the exploration of worlds unseen.

Sprinkle salt over your tool( s). Say:

With Earth I dedicate this tool to clear insight and a positive psychic practice.

Sprinkle a little salt over yourself. Say:

With Earth I open myself to the exploration of worlds unseen.

Sprinkle water over your tool( s) and say:

With Water I dedicate this tool to clear insight and a positive psychic practice.

Dab water on your third eye. Say:

With Water I open myself to the exploration of worlds unseen.

If using the amethyst, hold it to your third eye and then over your heart. Say:

With this stone, blessed by the Goddess, I ask for clarity and wisdom.

Pick up your tool again and hold it up to the moon (whether or not you are outside). Say:

Lady, I ask this boon: that I might see clearly,
interpret wisely, and use any knowledge
I find in the best way possible,
for the good of all and according
to the free will of all.
So mote it be.

Sit quietly for a minute, feeling the power of the ritual. Then use your tool (tarot cards, scrying mirror, etc.) and see what shows up. Write the results in your grimoire. If you don’t use a tool and just want to open yourself to the psychic realm, that’s fine too.

Have cakes and ale, or ground yourself by placing your hands onto the earth and sending any excess energy into the land.

Dismiss the quarters:

I thank the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water for their protection and assistance. Blessed be.
(snuff out candles)

Thank the Goddess. Hold your arms up. Say:

Great Goddess, I thank you for your wisdom and your guidance. May you be with me now and always. So mote it be.
(snuff out candle)

Open the circle. If you used a black cord, wind it up.

Turn counterclockwise in the circle and visualize the walls of light falling as you turn.

Put your tools away carefully.

Practice more often for a little while to make sure that your psychic muscles stay strong. Practice some form of psychic work every night for a week to keep your psychic muscles working. Or draw one tarot card or rune stone every day for a month. Write down what you pulled and what your intuition told you about that card or stone. Be sure to keep track of anything you predicted that happens!

 

 
Everyday Witch Book of Rituals: All You Need for a Magickal Year
Blake, Deborah Blake

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Calendar of the Sun for Friday, December 12th

Calendar of the Sun

Bruma

Colors: White and brown
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a bare table lay a large pot shaped like a human figure, reclining, filled with earth. All should enter bearing two white cloths, one on each arm.
Offerings: Silence and meditation.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian

Bruma Invocation

Earth, you lie sleeping in silence,
And we can do nothing but wait.
We have breathed upon your first seeds,
We have sung your first green shoots
Up from the bare brown soil,
We have watered you with tears and sweat
And fed you with the remains of our meals,
We have cut down your bounty and saved it,
Yet this is not the time for seeds, or green,
But simply the long cold wait in the dark
Until the light waxes and the time comes again.
You are silent, and will not speak to us,
No matter how we cry out.
You are dormant, and will not sing to us,
No matter how we raise our voices,
For all things come in their own time,
And this is not the time for movement.
So we will sit with you, Earth,
We will watch over you as you sleep
And take part in your dreams
In silence, and wait for your awakening.

Chant:
Earth dreaming
Silent seeming
Winter’s vigil
We will wait for you.

(After the chant has been sung five times, all come forth to the altar. Each lays one white cloth gently over the pot, saying, “Blessed be the Earth in the time of winter.” Then each sits on the floor and places the other white cloth over their heads, and meditates on all that is sleeping and cannot be awoken. Silence in the House until Akte.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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WOTC Extra (1b) – Ways of connnecting with Earth-related

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 Ways of connnecting with Earth-related

 

The Element of Earth is physically represented by the land itself, and all natural forms existing within it and on it.

Trees and forests, rocks and caves, fields and groves are all associated with Earth and spending time in places that have one or more of these features is a great way to connect with the Earth Element.

Plunge your hands into fresh soil in a garden, walk barefoot in the mud or the grass, or climb a giant boulder and sit on it, feeling its energy resonate with yours. Lie down under the shelter of a leafy tree and feel the ground beneath you supporting your weight, keeping you stable and secure. Place the palm of your hand gently against the trunk of the tree and hold it there for a few moments . Notice its calming effect on your body and thank the tree for its nourishing and sheltering existence.

If you can’t get outside, you can practice attuning to Earth energy with a single house plant. Gently touch the soil and the leaves and thank the plant for keeping you company. Spend time noticing and appreciating of the Earth’s bounty that you bring home from the grocery store. Hold a potato or other root vegetable in your hands and smell the earthy scents. Doing this before preparing a meal can add much love, intention, and quality to your dinner! Be sure not to take Earth for granted, as it is the foundation of your existence and the ultimate source of all of your abundance.

Wicca Elemental Magic: A Guide to the Elements, Witchcraft, and Magic Spells
Lisa Chamberlain
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The Elements: Earth

The Element

Earth

 

Earth doesn’t represent just our planet Earth, but indeed its magical symbolism is the part of the Universe that is stable, solid, and reliable. Earth is the foundation of the elements, the foundation upon which the rest of the universe live their lives. Earth is the dimension of abundance, prosperity, and wealth.

In magical work, earth rules all spells and rituals, business, money, employment, prosperity, fertility, stability and so on. Earth is a feminine element, its nurturing, abundant fertility , and moist, fruitful giving qualities that reveal the femininity of the element. Earth rules the North cardinal point and it is the place of greatest darkness and winter. The color of the Earth element is the green of fields, plants, trees, and life. It rules stone, image, true, and knot magics. Today Earth is symbolized by a pentacle or a stone.

 

The Green Mother’s Book of Shadows
Gwenyfur Draigtanllwyth,

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May The Goddess Shine Her Love & Grace Down on You & Yours This Glorious Monday!

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
How sweet the Earth,
That bore a Witch like me.
I once was burned,
Now I survive.
Was Hanged but now I sing.
‘Twas Grace, That Drew
Down the Moon,
and Grace that Raised
the Seas,
The Magick in,
The people’s Will
Will Set our Mother Free.
We Face The East,
and breathe the winds,
That move across the Earth,
From gentle breeze to hurricane,
our breath will bring forth change.
Turn Towards the South,
and Feel the Fire,
That burns in you and me,
The Spirit’s flame shall rise again,
and Burn Eternally.
We Greet the West
Our Souls awash,
In Tides of Primal Birth,
Our Pain and blood, Our Tears and love
Shall cleanse and heal the Earth.
Reach in to North,
and Know your roots,
Down Deep ancestral Caves.
We find the Wisdom of the Crone,
of Circles we are made.
Amazing Grace
How Sweet the Earth
That bore Witches like We.
We once were burned
Now we survive
were hanged and now we sing.
Goddess bless,
So mote it be
Our Magick Spirals on,
Merry meet and Merry Part
and Merry meet Again.

(Author unknown)

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Tools of the Dragon Magick Trade

Tools of the Dragon Magick Trade

 

A ritual tool is a psychological aid to concentration. It is the tangible representation of unseen forces. The mind works magic and the tools enhance the power of a trained mind. Still, as such, they are very important. These listed are the basic tools and are in no particular order.

Athame': Element – Fire Traditionally it is a black hilted, double-edged blade Projects force of will, aggressive, masculine principle, direct energy & fiery energy Used to invoke Dragons Used to evoke & banish elements and draw the boundary of a circle Aggressive rather then assertive Always held in right hand Never used to cut

Thurible or Censer: Element – Fire, but also Air from the vapors given off and Earth from the residue left Used to burn incense, petitions, etc…

Chalice: Element – Water Holds wine for the ritual libations Brass should not be used for wine unless it’s sealed

Pentacle: Element – Earth but also all six elements in balance Can be used to insulate altar from the heat caused by Thurible Personal pentacle – Used as an amulet for protection All tools are consecrated upon the Pentacle

Wand: Element – Air Traditionally made from natural woods – Willow for women and Oak for men Held in left hand while invoking Dragons Assertive rather than aggressive A symbol of knowledge

Boline: Element – Earth Traditionally a white handled, single edge blade Used for cutting wands, herbs, inscribe on candles, etc…

Altar Candles: Element – Fire Traditionally there are two and they are red in color, also tallest candles on the altar Used as sentinels and to bring blessings to the altar They are the first candles you light and the last to be extinguished Always light from left to right and extinguish from right to left They can be reused each time – always re-anoint the candle with Oil before relighting them

Bell: Element – Spirit but also Air Used to attract the attention of the Dragons, to summon Dragons, and to dismiss Usually rung 3 times – ring once then wait for the tone to stop before ringing again

Charcoal: Element – Fire but also Earth Used in thurible or censer to burn powdered incense Use self-lighting coal not barbequing coal

Candle Snuffer: Element – Earth Used to extinguish candles (NEVER BLOW THEM OUT)

Altar Cloth: Element – All six elements Traditionally black – should be cotton and washable Can be other colors for particular purposes, such as Green for an Earth or money ritual, etc…

Robe: Element – Earth Traditionally black with hood made from natural materials Some traditions work “skyclad” (nude)

Pen & Ink: Element – Air Traditionally a quill pen Inks – Dragons Blood, which is aggressive for power Should be consecrated during the hour of Mercury Inks are mixed with three drops of your own blood to link them to you, but no one else can use the ink if you do this

Book of Shadows (BOS): Element – Earth Traditionally a black bound, unlined book Used to record spells, magical & herbal recipes, invocations, etc…

Grimoire: Element – Earth Used as a diary or journal

Tarot Cards: Element – All four (Wands – Air or Fire, Cups – Water, Swords – Fire or Air, & Pentacles, Coins, Disks – Earth) Used to aid in meditation, in concentration during spells, in representing elements, divination, etc…

Statues: Element – Spirit Used to represent the Dragons being invoked on the altar Should represent both the masculine and feminine aspects

Bowl: Element – Water and Earth Used to hold water for cleansing and consecrations

Sword: Element – Fire Traditionally it is a black hilted, double-edged blade Used in place of the Athame’ when working in a group

Staff: Element – Air Traditionally made from natural woods – Willow for women and Oak for men Used in place of the Wand when working in a group

Sash: Element – Earth Used to determine the circumference of the circle Helps keep you grounded during rituals Also shows your rank in the Draconic Tradition by the color Made from natural materials and hemmed at the end and edges to keep from fraying Should measure nine feet long and three inches think

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Deity of the Day for Sept. 13 is Gaia, The Greek Goddess of the Earth

Deity of the Day

 Gaia

The Greek Goddess of the Earth

Areas of Influence: The Greek Goddess of the Earth was called Gaia or Gaeo. In the Greek creation myth she was formed out of chaos to become the Earth. Gaia therefore represents the primal earth Goddess through whom the whole universe was created. She was the ultimate personification of Mother Nature.Gaia was also linked to the art of prophecy, responsible for the original oracle at Delphi before Apollo took over.

Gaia’s Children: The Greek Goddess of the Earth was lonely so she created from within her body, Pontus (the Sea) and Uranus (the Sky God). With her first husband, Uranus, she had many children including the original twelve Titan Gods and Goddesses: Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Lapetus, Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys and Cronus. The couple also produced the Erinyes, Cyclops and the three monsters known as the Hecatoncheires.

Cronus,the youngest Titan God, castrated and killed his father with a stone sickle. This was at the request of Gaia, as she was worried that her jealous and fearful husband would harm their children. As Uranus died the Gigantes were formed where his blood touched the earth.

Gaia remarried and with her new husband, Pontus, gave birth to: Nerus, Thaumas, Phorrcys, Ceto and Eurybia.

Gaia’s Popularity: After the war, the Titans were overthrown by the Olympian Gods and the original Greek Goddess of the Earth‘s popularity began to wane. Some of her attributes were taken over by Rhea and Demeter. However, the Greek people continued to make offerings of barley and corn cakes and swore their sacred most oaths using her name.

In modern times her popularity has enjoyed a renaissance due to the scientist James Lovelock and his “Gaia hypothesis.” In this theory Gaia the earth is viewed as a holistic self-regulating organism.

Roman Equivalent: Terra

Symbolism: Often Depicted as a matronly woman or with the top of her body appearing out of the Earth. In some images she is also shown reclining, surrounded by infant Gods and Goddesses.

Gaia’s Archetype

The Mother is a life-giver and the source of nurturing, devotion, patience and unconditional love. The ability to forgive and provide for her children and put them before herself is the essence of a good mother.

The Greek Goddess of the Earth is the first mother and founding ancestor of all the Greek Gods and Goddesses.She is very protective of her off-spring and plots with Cronus to kill her husband when he cruelly imprisons her youngest children.

How To Work With The Mother Archetype

It is not necessary to be a biological mother to have this Archetype. It can refer to anyone who has a lifelong pattern of nurturing and devotion to living things.

You are exhibiting the features of the shadow Mother if you smother your children and are over protective.

Encourage independence and allow children to make mistakes but be available to give care and advice when it’s needed.

Call upon the great fertility Goddess if you are trying to get pregnant or want to benefit from the wisdom of the Greek Goddess of the Earth.

 

Source:
Goddess-Guide.com

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