Posts Tagged With: Flower

Daily Feng Shui Tip for Oct. 13th – ‘Chrysanthemum’

Mums the word today, as the chrysanthemum is the floral most associated with October. In Eastern philosophy the mum has long been favored, as they are said to convey so much strong yang energy that they can instantly attract fortune and luck. They also symbolize a long life of ease and durability, so anything that you want to last — be it love, success, prosperity or harmony — can be auspiciously augmented by displaying these flowers. When positioned in the ‘Fame’ area of the home or office in October, yellow chrysanthemum will bring honor, opportunity, recognition and rewards.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Calendar of the Sun for September 23

Calendar of the Sun

23 Halegmonath

Day of the Scales: Beginning of Libra
Colors: Pink, rose, white, and pastels
Element: Air
Altar: Drape with cloth in the day’s colors, and set with flowers, a crystal goblet of white wine, incense, feathers from any bird, a set of scales, a sword, and a pile of law books.
Offerings: Flowers. Anything beautiful or artistic. Beautify an area. Do something that is fair and just. Offer yourself for mediation for others.
Daily Meal: Sweet things, such as pastry, cakes, fruit, and other sweet desserts. The meals should be arranged aesthetically attractively.

Invocation to Libra

There are two sides to every scale,
The side of beauty and what is loved,
The side of fairness and what is just,
And it is a life’s work
To bring the two together.
You whose gift is Balance,
Bless us with harmony in every debate,
And help us see our views
Through the eyes of others.
By the power of all that bonds together,
You challenge us
To listen as much as we speak,
To speak as much as we listen,
To go back and forth in the dance of I and Thou.
May we all go forth in equality.

(Instead of a chant, all sing the song “Crane Dance”. One person who has been chosen to work the ritual goes among them, dispersing the flowers, and afterwards all will disperse the flowers about the house, so that they may be seen anywhere they walk.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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Magickal Relaxing Peace Bath

Magickal Relaxing Peace Bath

Draw a bath for yourself.
Pour a tablespoon or so of milk into a large bowl of water and say:
‘Water ripples on the breeze…’

Add several rose petals (fresh or dried) to the bowl of water and milk.
Say: ‘Thistledown flies through the air…’

Stir the water, milk, and rose petals with the index finger of your right hand. Say:
‘Silent as the mighty seas…’

Gently pour the mixture that you have created into the bath. Say:
‘Peaceful here without a care.’

Step in. Bathe for as long as you wish.
Let the water absorb negative thoughts and worries.
Allow yourself a few moments of healing peace.

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Simple Self Initiation Rite

Sorry my neck got to killing me while I was typing. Well I am typing now but my neck is not in a strain. Anyhow, while  I was goofing off I ran across this simple self initiation ritual. It is not as elaborate as the one I did but it does the trick. Here it is………

 

Simple Self Initiation Rite

1.   Begin by lighting Frankincense incense. Let the incense burn for a few minutes while you   prepare yourself a warm bath with no additives such as soap, salts, oils, herbs, etc.

2.   Slip into the bath and let the water cleanse away all of your negativity, doubt, hostility, agitation, stress, or any negative feelings or thoughts.   Concentrate on the water releasing and cleansing your body, spirit and mind of any obstacles which may interfere with your concentration during your Magic.

3.   Once your thoughts are cleared, you should now consciously accept that you do have the ability to manipulate circumstances with your Magic.

4.   Pray to the Higher beings (God & Goddess) to aid you in your Magic in return for your devotion and appreciation for assistance given.

5.   Slip out of the bath and dry yourself off.   Take the burning incense and let the smoke flow over your body and accept that your life is now on a new path.   Thank the Higher Beings for their acceptance. You should now get dressed, and grab an Occult book, and start learning as much as you can about Wicca, for you can never know too much.

The Spell Book of Wiccan Shadows
Flowers, Dawn (2012-03-24).
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Midsummer Herbal Lore

Midsummer Herbal Lore
by Sarolta G.DeFaltay
Cedar: Consecration, longevity (Fire)
Chamomile: Determination, loyalty; use in ritual bath, cup, or incense.(Fire)
Chickweed: Love herb, worn or imbibed to attract or enhance love
Elder: (Flowers) Clairvoyance, magic, divination. To contact devas
and faeries, use in ritual cup. (Venus, Air)
Fennel: Confidence, courage, fertility. Use in cooking to protect
all who imbibe.
Frankincense: All purpose solar incense, for consecration,
spirituality and success.
Heather: Brings one in touch with inner beauty and divinity; dip a
sprig in consecrated water and sprinkle around temple space to purify.
Holly: Represents the Waning half of the year, which begins at
Midsummer.
Larkspur: (Delphinium) Flowers on altar symbolize generous,
altruistic leadership.
Lavender: Love, harmony, domestic tranquility, and mental clarity.
Meadowsweet: Good luck, domestic tranquility, harmony. (Jupiter,
Fire)
Mugwort: Magic, longevity, clairvoyance, psychic empowerment.
Oak: Represents the Waxing half of the year, which ends at Midsummer.
Rose: Love, compassion, beauty; an aphrodisiac attributed to Venus.
St. John’s Wort: Courage, confidence, magic, success (Sun, Fire)
Vervain: love, magic, aphrodisiac, consecration (Earth, Venus)
These herbs can be utilized in ritual by making an incense, or
anointing candles with essential oil. They can be sewn into a charm
bag and consecrated (dedicated to a single purpose), and worn or carried when needed.
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F – Freesia

Freesia

Ruler:  Iris

Type: flower

Magickal form: fresh or dried flower, oil

This is the flower of tenderness and belongs to the Goddess who rules the rainbow. It is another reminder that those will always be calm after a storm. Wear this frgrance or keep the fresh flowers on your altar when you feel restless, anxious, or agitated. It not only alleviates fear and worry but also calms obsessive behavior It is one of the best ingredients to heal a broken heart or combat worries over a difficult relationship or breakup.

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D – Datura

Datura

Ruler: Saturn, Hecate

Type: plant

Magickal form:  seeds, leaves

One of the most sacred herbs, datura is also highly poisonous and should be handled with gloves, as it can cause skin irritation. It is also know jimson weed, stinkweed, devil’s apple, yerba del diablo, and ghost flowers.  Sprinkle around a house you think is haunted to drive away evil or troubled spirits. Mix with beech bark and sprinkle on an altar or Ouija Board to communicate with friendly ghosts. Add to flying ointments to increase psychic vision. Datura is also used for cursing enemies. Place the seeds in a bowl on top of something belonging to the person you want to affect. Hide the bowl in a dark place. This is very baneful magick but will not harm the person unless they are actively trying to harm you.

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Sunshine And Roses

Sunshine And Roses

If you can’t beat the heat, use it! Magickal Sunshine and Roses Tea is a great way to make thrifty use of positive and powerful solar energies. Fill a large glass jar with cool water and a bag or two of your favorite tea. Add a handful of fresh rose petals. Place the jar outside in direct light and let the sunshine brew the tea. Remove the roses and let the petals dry in the sun. Pour the tea over ice and drink to beat the heat and recharge, and use the dried rose petals in herbal sachets and potpourri to magickally energize and freshen your home.

—Melanie Marquis

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