Lady A’s Spell of the Day for June 15th: Ashes to Riddance Spell

ASHES TO RIDDANCE

There are times in our lives when we become burdened with worrying.
We spend so much time worrying that we never come to solving the problem.
Sometimes we have past hang-ups that prevent us from moving towards more positive lifestyles.
This little spell is to help us put an end to these ruts in our lives

Items You Will Need:Needed: Ashes from burned wood Jar or bowl to hold the ashes
Moon Phase:  Waning Moon
Locations: Outdoors in a clearing

Gather wood ashes the day of the spell and place in a glass jar or open bowl.
During the day, hold the jar or bowl and visualize all your worries and/or hang-ups pouring from
your 3rd eye and heart and into the ashes. When the night falls, take the ashes to a clearing in
a field, wood, or parking lot. Hold the jar or bowl in your hands and do one last pouring out of
your worries and hang-ups. Now say:
“You are ashes, And to ashes you shall return.”
Pour the ashes out of the jar or bowl and walk away without looking back.
When you’ve returned home be sure to wash out the jar or bowl.
Burn some incense, take a bath, or light a candle, and refocus. It is done.

Magickal Goody For June 15th: Medieval Rosary Beads

Medieval Rosary Beads

4     cups rose petals

4     cups distilled water

1     teaspoon sandalwood oil

1     teaspoon rose oil

Finely chop rose petals into an iron pot, adding enough distilled water to cover the petals. Heat, uncovered, for 1 hour without boiling the petals. Cover and leave overnight to set. Repeat the process for 4 more days. Then begin to roll the petals into beads, rubbing your hands with 1 drop each of sandalwood and rose oil first, repeating every 5 beads. Press out any liquid as you roll the beads. Thread with a large needle and thick (or plastic) thread. Allow to dry. Makes 60 beads. Separate every  10 beads with a space and 1 isolated bead.

*Personal note* Rosary Beads are not just for Christians anymore. Their popularity in the Pagan culture is growing and being used.  Whether you plan on using a Rosary or not, this would be a beautiful collector’s item.  One more thing at the end of the Rosary beads where normally a Cross would go, use a Pentacle (that’s what I did). I kept trying to win a Pagan Rosary on Ebay with no luck. So I made this set. I got some Rose essential oil and sprinkled it on the Rosary and then attached a beautiful Pentacle to it.  I believe any Pagan would be proud to own it.

Crystal of the Day for June 15th is Selenite Rose

Crystal of the Day

 

Selenite Rose – Desert Rose

Some minerals form rosette shapes, and selenite is one of these. The selenite rose rock is also called “the desert rose”, and is often confused with the barite rose. The edges of selenite rose are sharper and the crystalline structure is less hard than the barite rose.

Some desert rose metaphysical properties are:

  • Mental clarity
  • Increase awareness of self and environment
  • Allows one to see inner truth
  • Promotes success in business
  • Assists in accessing past lives

 

Selenite Gemstone meaning

Selenite is named for Selene, Greek goddess of the Moon because of its moon-like glow. Exchanged between lovers, it will bring about reconciliation.

  • Brings mental clarity
  • Helps one to access angelic guidance
  • Quickly unblocks stagnant energy
  • Instills a deep peace

 

It makes a wonderful protection stone. Place a selenite sphere at the corners of your home to create a peaceful, safe environment that will not be disturbed by outside influences.

Peach Selenite

In addition to the properties of white selenite, peach selenite is a transformation stone. It helps to heal old emotional wounds and transforms this negative energy to healing, forgiveness and accceptance. Use peach selenite to increase self awareness and travel a new path.

Color:

white – beige

Element:

Wind element

Chakra:

Third Eye, Crown

Energies:

Healing, Power, Love, Protection

 

Herb of the Day for June 15th is Lenten Rose

Herb of the Day

Lenten Rose

Lenten Rose is grown as a cardiotonic and narcotic drug. Although the rhizome is very toxic, the planet is enjoyed for its beauty. It blooms throughout the Lenten season; monks grew it to remind them of Christ’s purity and trials. The Lenten Rose is a ranunculae native to the Caucasus, Greece, and Turkey. It prefers shade in the mountainous woods of Europe. The large, bell-shaped white flowers have no scent, but are irresistible to touch. It is a hardy perennial propagated by division and grown in moist, rich soil.

Deity of the Day for June 15 is Ilmata

Deity of the Day

Ilmata

is the Goddess of Creativity in the culture of the Finnish-Ugrian peoples. She is the daughter of the North wind and her endless stream of ideas and creative powers turned her into the mother of the skies, the creatrix of all living beings. Her laughing created the winds, and from her hair she combed the first people. She gave birth to the first hero of his culture, Vainäämoinen, who was one of the wisest people from his very early days on. Ilmata gifted him with song and music, and he could sing and play his instruments so fabulously that he could tame all wild animals with his songs.

Ilmata comes riding into your life on the North wind to add some power to your creativity. How many ideas did you have lately that you did not act out? How often do you really take the time to build something from the material you have gathered, and do you really write down the funny story that came to your mind recently? Maybe you´re lacking the know-how – why not visit a workshop where someone teaches you how to paint, sculpt, write? Do something with yourself and your valuable ideas. Play with the many opportunities you have. Don´t wait until others accompany you – take the lump of clay, the empty painting paper, the new document in your computer, gather the spirits of your creativity, and do it!

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for June 15th is 40: Deliverance

40: Deliverance

Hexagram 40

General Meaning: After a thunderstorm, or any period of extreme tension, a period of new clarity and fresh opportunity follows. The storm has the effect of clearing the air and suddenly reducing atmospheric tension. Deliverance is at hand. In the wake of a storm on land, deliverance appears in the form of new color and life, which bursts forth in all the fields and flowers. In the wake of a storm at sea, deliverance takes the form of land itself.

In the field of human relations, the rain of forgiveness washes the human landscape clean after a period of conflict and enmity. Great clarity of purpose and renewed vigor can follow the healing of old wounds. But care must be taken not to re-open such wounds by moving too quickly. In the same way, it is important to return to normalcy before moving ahead with new plans after periods of stress.

Following the resolution of a difficult situation, your first priority, should be to return to normal conditions as quickly as possible. Breathe a sigh of relief, but don’t relax completely. It would be a mistake to re-awaken the sleeping dogs of the immediate past before the new situation has crystallized. Look ahead. Attend to any residual matters that need resolution, and do so as quickly as possible. Make a clean sweep of the past, move deliberately and the future will bring good fortune

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