Posts Tagged With: Earth

Calendar of the Sun for Friday, December 12th

Calendar of the Sun


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.

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 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


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.



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Perform an Earth Meditation Ritual

Perform an Earth Meditation Ritual

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Try this simple meditation to help you attune to the element of Earth. To do this meditation, find a place where you can sit quietly, undisturbed, on a day when the sun is shining. Ideally, it should be in a place where you can really connect with everything that Earth represents. Perhaps it’s a hillside outside of town, or a shady grove in your local park. Maybe it’s somewhere deep in the woods, under a tree, or even your own back yard. Find your spot, and make yourself comfortable.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: About an hour

Here’s How:

  1. Sit or lie on the ground, so that as much of your body as possible is in direct contact with the ground. Use all of your senses to attune to Earth. Relax your body and breathe slowly, through your nose, and taking in the scents around you. You may smell freshly cut grass, or damp earth, or flowers and leaves. Close your eyes, and become aware of the earth beneath your body. Feel the cool breeze blowing by, and allow yourself to become in tune to the rhythms of nature.
  2. Once you are completely relaxed, focus on the warmth of the sun on your face. Imagine that warm golden light being absorbed into your body, through your third eye. Feel the light of the sun warming your head and face, a little at a time, just as the earth is being warmed back up. Imagine this light working its way along your body, traveling through your neck, down into your chest, where your heart chakra is located. Allow it to warm your heart, then traveling slowly down through your abdomen and down to your root chakra.
  3. As this light warms your body, feel it connecting you to the ground beneath your body as well. Imagine this warmth spreading, a golden glow journeying along your legs, your knees, and finally to your feet. By the time the sensation reaches your feet, you should feel as though your entire body has been infused with the warmth and light of the returning sun.
  4. Feel your connection to the earth. Imagine that warmth growing and spreading from your body into the ground. Visualize the awakening roots, seeds, and other life that is just below the surface. Share your warmth and light with them, and feel your own roots growing into the soil. Feel the stability and security of the earth beneath you. Keep your breathing even and regular, and enjoy the sensation of being one with the soil, the grass, and even the rocks below.

What You Need

  • A quiet place
  • A sunny day
  • An hour of uninterrupted time
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The Earth Element: Folklore and Legends

The Earth Element: Folklore and Legends

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Each of the four cardinal elements – earth, air, fire and water – can be incorporated into magical practice and ritual. Depending on your needs and intent, you may find yourself drawn to one of these elements more so that the others.

Connected to the North, Earth is considered the ultimate feminine element. The Earth is fertile and stable, associated with the Goddess. The planet itself is a ball of life, and as the Wheel of the Year turns, we can watch all the aspects of life take place in the Earth: birth, life, death, and finally rebirth. The Earth is nurturing and stable, solid and firm, full of endurance and strength. In color correspondences, both green and brown connect to the Earth, for fairly obvious reasons! In Tarot readings, the Earth is related to the suit of Pentacles or Coins.

Let’s look at some of the many magical myths and legends surrounding earth:

Earth Spirits:

In many cultures, earth spirits are beings that are tied to the land and plant kingdom. Typically, these beings are associated with another realm, the forces of nature that inhabit a particular physical space, and landmarks like rocks and tees.

In Celtic mythology, the realm of the Fae is known to exist in a parallel space with the land of man. The Fae are part of the Tuatha de Danaan, and live underground. It’s important to watch out for them, because they’re known for their ability to trick mortals into joining them.

Gnomes feature prominently in European legend and lore. Although it’s believed that their name was coined by a Swiss alchemist named Paracelsus, these elemental beings have long been associated in one form or another with the ability to move underground.

Likewise, elves often appear in stories about the land. Jacob Grimm collected a number of stories about elves while compiling his book Teutonic Mythology, and says that elves appear in the Eddas as supernatural, magic-using beings. They appear in a number of old English and Norse legends.

The Magic of the Land:

Ley lines were first suggested to the general public by an amateur archaeologist named Alfred Watkins in the early 1920s. Ley lines are believed to be magical, mystical alignments in the earth. One school of thought believes that these lines carry positive or negative energy. It is also believed that where two or more lines converge, you have a place of great power and energy. It is believed that many well-known sacred sites, such as Stonehenge, Glastonbury Tor, Sedona and Machu Picchu sit at the convergence of several lines.

In some countries, spirits associated with various landmarks became minor, localized deities.

Today, many modern Pagans honor the spirits of the land by celebrating Earth Day, and use it as a time to reaffirm their roles as stewards of the earth.

Deities Associated with Earth:

  • Brighid (Celtic)
  • Cernunnos (Celtic)
  • Cybele (Roman)
  • Dionysus (Greek)
  • Gaia (Greek)
  • Geb (Egyptian)
  • Pele (Hawaiian)
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