Pomegranate Spell – Mabon

Pomegranate Spell

Mabon

 

PURPOSE  To advance spiritual development and attain wisdom

 

BACKGROUND  At Mabon, the hours of daylight and darkness are balanced before darkness prevails. Around this time, many trees shed leaves, fruits, and seed, and nature prepare for the deep cold of winter. There are numerous world myths to explain this seasonal change, many involving a descent into the underworld, to the land of the dead.

HOW TO CAST THE SPELL

TIMING  Cast this spell at Mabon

CASTING THE SPELL 

As part of your Mabon celebrations, and in a properly prepared circle, work as follows:

1.  Light the charcoal disk, then the candle saying:

“I call upon Inanna, Queen of Heaven

Earth, and the land of the dead.

Wise beyond reckoning

To bless my spirit quest

and guide my footsteps

through the darkness.”

2.  Sprinkle the dittany onto the charcoal.

3.  Slice open the pomegranate, then extract six stones and eat them.

4.  Close your eyes. Imagine yourself sinking into the darkness behind your eyelids, going deep into the dark, where there is nothing but silence. Remain there for as long as possible; then slowly return to the circle

5.  Blow out the candle, and burn it for an hour at each sunset until it is gone.

Bury the pomegranate deep in your garden, and keep a dream diary throughout the winter.

YOU WILL NEED

One charcoal disk in a fireproof dish

One purple candle

Matches

Two tablespoons of dried dittany of Crete

One whole pomegranate

One sharp knife

 

Reference:

“The Spells Bible”
Ann-Marie Gallagher
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Apple Seed Spell – Mabon

Apple Seed Spell

(Mabon)

Purpose:  To improve your magickal abilities

Background:  Mabon coincides with the apple harvest, and apples and apple trees feature quite strongly in world mythologies, both in relation to gaining knowledge and to entering another realm. In the Judaic myth of Adam and Eve, consumption of a single fruit that grows on the Tree of Knowledge results in the first man and woman passing through the gates of Eden into another world. In the Arthurian legend, Avalon, sometimes called the Isle of Apples, is part of a Celtic otherworld. In this spell, you use apple seeds to travel into the realm of magick and gain arcane knowledge to aid your spiritual development and magickal abilities.

How To Cast The Spell

TIMING  Cast this spell at Mabon

CASTING THE SPELL

As part of your Mabon celebrations, and in a properly prepared circle, work as follows:

 1.  Light the candle, saying:

Old one of the apples
Waiting with your sickle
Give me the courage
To grow in your knowledge

2.  Halve the apple horizontally, then place all the seeds in the pouch and tie it around your neck.

3.  Eat half of the apple, and close your eyes.

4.  Imagine you are walking in an orchard of apple trees. In its center stands an ancient tree and below it, an old woman. Approach her and repeat the last two line of the rhyme you have spoken. Mark carefully all that she does and says and when she is finished, return from your inner journey to your circle.

5.  Bury the remaining half apple outdoors.

6.  Wear the apple seed talisman for one lunar cycle, keeping a dream diary, and note any “coincidences” that happens around you –it is now for you to interpret these symbols and their meaning.

YOU WILL NEED:

One black candle

Matches

One seeded apple

One sharp knife

One white square drawstring pouch

One length of fine cord

Reference:

“The Spells Bible”
Ann-Marie Gallagher

Kids Say The Truest Things – Wealth is All in One’s Point of View

   Wealth is All in
One’s Point of View

 

One day…a wealthy family man took his son on a trip to the country so he could have his son see how poor country people were….. They stayed one day and one night in the farm house of a very humble farm.

At the end of the trip and back home, the father asked the son: What did you think of the trip?

The son replied: Very nice Dad

Father: Did you notice how poor they were?

Son: Yes

Father: What did you learn?

Son: I learned that we have one dog in the house…and they have four. I learned that we have a fountain in the garden and they have a stream that has no end. I learned that we have imported lamps in the garden; they have the stars. I learned that our garden goes to the edge of our property, they have the entire horizon as their back yard.

At the end of the son’s reply the father was speechless. His son added: “Thank you dad for showing me how poor we really are.”

Isn’t it true that all depends on the crystal you use to see life?

 

~ Author Unknown ~

Quiz of the Day – Which Bird Will Help You Today?

Quiz: Which Bird Will Help You Today?

by Cait Johnson

Birds can be powerful allies for becoming our truest selves or for simply  helping us to get through our busy and challenging days. Do you need the  sharp-eyed eagle, merry finch, or something else? Take the quiz and find out,  here:

Answer the following questions TRUE or FALSE.

1. I need the ability to wait patiently until the right time comes to  act.

2. I need to get a clear overview of my life right now; I’m too bogged down  in details to have perspective.

3. I feel like I’m operating in the dark and could really use some help  finding my way.

4. I need to feel more cheerful and optimistic.

5. I want my brain to feel sharp and flexible, making the best possible use  of what I know.

6. I want to feel more loving, gentle, and affectionate.

7. I need to feel that my territory is protected and safe.

8. I need help getting rid of outworn things in my life.

If you answered TRUE to:

1, then Crane will be helpful to you.

2, then Eagle is your guide.

3, then Owl is your ally.

4, then Finch will aid you.

5, then Crow is your helper.

6, then Dove will be your companion.

7, then Jay is your friend.

8, then Vulture is your guide.

You may want to put photos or other images of your bird where you can see it  and be reminded of its basic nature, which offers itself to you for help and  guidance. Be sure to put an offering of birdseed outside, if you can, as a  thank-you.

 

Your Charm for September 22 is Capricornus – The Goat

Your Charm for Today

Today’s Meaning:

This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is practical, prudent, ambitious, disciplined, patient, careful, humorous and reserved. They could be someone you know in the medical field–a nurse or doctor perhaps.

General Description:  

Tenth sign of the Zodiac, Dec 22nd to Jan 19th. Ruling planet, Saturn; correct metal, lead. Those born under Capricornus influence were believed to be prudent, deep thinkers, prosperous in financial affairs, generous, with strong and forcible tempers. The Capricorn stone is the Ruby. The Ruby was a favorite talisman in the Orient. In India it was worn to guard against attacks of enemies, foretell danger, supposed to change color in presence of poison, and attract friends and good fortune; China and Japan health, Happiness and long life. The Romans believed that the Ruby preserved health and strength, averted danger, plague and fevers.

Your Animal Spirit for September 22 is The Owl

Your Animal Spirit for Today
September 22, 2012

Owl

Many cultures associate Owl with death, while others see Owl as the “night eagle”—the bird that embodies shamanism. Owl has exceptional hearing, and his medicine is one of clairaudience—the ability to hear spirit. If Owl has silently glided into your life today, he is asking you to face your own fears, and listen to the messages spirit is sending you.

Daily Feng Shui Tip for Sept. 22 – ‘Elephant Appreciation Day’

No one appreciates an empowering elephant more than me, and so I dedicate today’s ‘Elephant Appreciation Day’ to each of you who brings an elephant into your living space! Elephants are considered a precious animal in Feng Shui, symbolizing fertility, strength, sagacity and wealth. When an elephant is present in the home, either through an image, statue or some other symbol, that home is blessed with ‘descendant’s luck.’ Eastern traditions tell that the elephant is one of the four animals of power and energy, along with the tiger, leopard and lion. The elephant is also one of the seven precious treasures in Buddhism. In China, the white elephant is the national emblem, while Hindu mythology shares that the entire world is supported on the back of one that stands on a tortoise. The Hindu Lord Ganesh, the deity who can help remove all challenges from our lives, actually manifests in the form of an elephant god. In Feng Shui and Mahayana Buddhism, the elephant is said to be the bearer of the ‘wish granting gem’ and we can put that info to good use right now. If you’re wishing for employment, place a statue of an elephant with a crystal on its back immediately inside the front door, facing into the space. Place a coin on the back of the elephant if your wish is for fortunes and wealth. If you’re wishing for a child, situate the elephant statue at the base of your bedroom door and place a stone on its back. Whatever your wish, this elephant really rocks!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com