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Mid Lent Carnival – According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a festivity held on the middle Thursday of Lent to celebrate the fact that the first half of this season of deprivation and abstinence is at an end. Presumably one can indulge for a day, just like on Mothering Sunday.

Rome: The festival Liberalia, was celebrated in ancient Rome in honor of the wine-God Liber-Pater. It was a time of drinking and feasting, and a day when young men entered their manhood.

India: The Goddess of Marriage and Abundance Gauri, is honored with an annual women’s festival and swinging ritual.

28: Death of author Scott Cunningham in 1993

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

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Mabon ap Modron – Today is an observance for the Celtic god Mabon ap Modron, the deity for youth.

Day of Democracy – Mali

Independence Day – Bangladesh

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (Hawaii) – United States of America

Youth Day – Vietnam

Khordad Sal (Fasli) – Zoroastrian


26: Birthday of author and folklorist Joseph Campbell

28: Death of author Scott Cunningham in 1993

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

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Cherry Blossom


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Ahh, the vibrant candy-pinkness of a cherry blossom! Beloved in Japan, cherry blossoms are earthly manifestations of divine love and can help align us very powerfully with God/Goddess/All That Is. As such cherry blossoms are great for clearing energy and raising vibrations. For example, you might use a small bouquet or branch to sweep your aura or to sweep the energy of a room. (Just sweep the surrounding air) You can also place a few drops of cherry blossom essence in a mister of rose water and use it as a room – or aura – clearing spray. If forgiveness (of yourself or someone else) is one of your magical goals, spending quality time with a blossoming cherry tree or taking a few drops of flower essence under the tongue can help you let go and heal. Cherry blossoms in your home or bathwater can help soothe harshness and stress and bring gentleness and softness to the spirit. This flower is also renowned as a love charm. Author Scott Cunningham says that to draw love, you might “tie a single strand of your hair to a blossoming cherry tree.” Similarly, you might hold a few cherry blossoms to your heart and affirm that you are ready to open your heart to love.

Copyright 2015 Tess Whitehurst Lleweylln’s Witches’ Datebook 2015

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Flashback 2003 Ostara Celebration


An example of an Ostara altar

“Spring is a time of new beginnings, and a good time to work magic for the season ahead. Since it’s also time to plant seeds to later transplant outdoors, why not combine the two into a spell>

Choose seeds you would normally plant outdoors, like tomatoes and peppers, as well as a few herbs and plants with magical connotations, depending on what you wish to “plant” in your life in the coming season. Consult a good herbal, such as Scott Cunningham’s Magical Herbalism.

Gather all your seeds, pots, soil, etc, together and cast a circle. You might wish to invoke Demeter, Flora, or some other goddess of plants and growing things. Raise your hands over your head, and draw down the energy of the heavens and say, “Bless me, and bless what I sow in the coming season.” Then hold your hands down toward your feet and say, “Give me and mine strength and life.” Plant your seeds as you usually would; after you have planted each type of seed, meditate on what it will bring to your life, be it love, prosperity, or the joy of fresh home-grown tomatoes.”

Copyright 2001 Magenta Griffith Lleweylln’s Witches Datebook Page 55

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A Little Stone Magic from Scott Cunningham – The Bag of Seven Stones

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A Little Stone Magic from Scott Cunningham – The Bag of Seven Stones


This spell requires seven stones, of either high or low vibrations. You should have one each of these colors: white, green, red, orange, yellow, brown, and black.

It is best if you can find all of these stones yourself. Stream beds are excellent places to look. If you have difficulty, go ahead and buy them.

Place the stones in a sack made of a natural cloth dyed yellow— cotton is excellent. When you desire a sneak peek into the future, hold the bag, reach inside without looking, and remove one of the stones. The stone reveals present or future conditions:

WHITE: peace, tranquility
GREEN: love, money
RED: passion, arguments
ORANGE: luck
YELLOW: wisdom, lessons
BROWN: objects, possessions, gifts
BLACK: negativity

Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic
Scott Cunningham

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Wednesday’s Gemstone of the Day – Opal

Wednesday’s Gemstone of the Day


The opal is a beautiful multicolored gemstone. This is the birthstone for those born in the month of October. It is associated with all of the magickal elements: earth, air, fire, water, and Spirit. It was thought that if you wrapped an opal inside of a fresh bay leaf that this would grant you the power of invisibility. I think it’s much more likely that it may help you to remain unseen or safely in the background. The opal is also thought to increase psychic powers if worn. (Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem &Metal Magic suggests wearing opal earrings for this purpose.) Opals make a good subtle choice for magickal jewelry. They are thought to increase your self-esteem and bring out your inner beauty, or “sparkle.” Opals may be used to aid astral projection and all psychic work. The opal is a stone of transformation and magick.




Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week Ellen Dugan


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Lammas’ Extras

Lammas/Lugnasadh Comments

Lammas’ Extras

Lughnasadh Incense

Recipe by Scott Cunningham

2 parts Frankincense
1 part Heather
1 part Apple blossoms
1 pinch Blackberry leaves
a few drops Ambergris oil

Burn Lughnasadh Incense during Wiccan rituals on August 1st or 2nd, or at that time to attune with the coming harvest.

(The above recipe for “Lughnasadh Incense” is quoted directly from Scott Cunningham’s book “The Complete Book of Incenses, Oils & Brews”, page 76, Llewellyn Publications, 1989/1992)

Lughnassadh Oil

Put in soap or annoint candles
5 drops frankincense
5 drops rose
5 drops yarrow

Add a piece of wheat and a blackberry leaf with a cat’s-eye, citrine, and moss agate crystals. Very soothing.

Lammas Ritual Potpourri

Recipe by Gerina Dunwich

20 drops clove bud oil
25 drops sandalwood oil
1 cup oak moss
2 cups dried pink rosebuds
2 cups dried red peony petals
1 cup dried amaranth flowers
1 cup dried heather flowers

Mix the clove bud and sandalwood oils with the oak moss and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.

(The above recipe for “Lammas Ritual Potpourri” is quoted directly from Gerina Dunwich’s book “The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch’s Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes”, page 163, A Citadel Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1994/1995)

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Another Beltane Incense

Beltane Incense

Recipe by Scott Cunningham
3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Sandal wood
1 part Woodruff
1 part Rose petals
a few drops Jasmine oil
a few drops Neroli oil
Burn during Wiccan rituals on Beltane (April 30th) or on May Day for fortune and favors and to attune with the changing of the seasons.
(The above recipe for “Beltane Incense” is quoted directly from Scott Cunningham’s book “The Complete Book of Incenses, Oils & Brews”, page 60, Llewellyn Publications, 1989/1992.)
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