A Little About April Birth Symbols

    • April Babies

      “April has put a spirit of youth in everything.” —William ShakespeareZodiac: Aries until April 20 and Taurus from April 21

      Gemstone: Diamond (lucky baby!)
      Meaning invincible (translated from the Greek work “adamas”), the diamond is one of the hardest substances on earth. The “healing powers” attributed to diamonds include balance, clarity and energy.

      Flower: Daisy
      Daisies symbolize innocence, purity and love that conquers all.

      Tree: Rowan, Maple, Walnut

      FROM: http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/photo-gallery/birth-signs-symbols#05

      April’s birth flower is the daisy which conveys innocence, loyal love, and purity. It is also a flower given between friends to keep a secret; the daisy means “I’ll never tell.” The other April flower is the sweet pea. Sweet peas signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.FROM: http://birthstonesbymonths.net/

      April Birthstone – Diamond

       

      April’s gemstone is the diamond. Diamonds date back to at least 3,000 years ago in India. The ancient Hindus viewed the strength of the diamond equal to the power in the sparks of lightening, due to the diamond’s ability to throw off light with its invincible strength. For them, the diamond was used as a talisman to provide protection during battle and ward off evil spirits.

      The spring season is into full-swing. In many parts of the country, it is a season of much rain, hydrating and lifting life from the earth after a winter’s sleep. If anyone has stared, into a beautiful diamond, it is like that of watching a spring rainstorm, mesmerizing. For many who live in the mountains, the diamond is representative of the water filling and rushing down the streams from the melting snow, bringing life and sustenance to life to all plants and animals downstream. It is strength, and by giving renewed life, it is power. Of the many stones representative of each season on the Gregorian calendar, the diamond could not be more suited for the month of April.

      People for centuries have been fascinated by the diamond. The word “diamond” originates from the Greek word “adamas”, to have the meaning of something which is unconquerable.

      It was not until the Middle Ages that the diamond was seen as something of monetary value. Mine owners spread rumors that they were poisonous in order to prevent their workers from swallowing them, so they would not be smuggled from the mine. It was not a common practice to even polish a diamond until the 16th century. Until then, doing so was taboo. With more modern technology and tools, the polishing and cutting of the diamond was perfected. It is India that holds the title of being the most foremost diamond polishing industry worldwide. The Koh-I-Noor and the Blue Hope were both unearthed in India, though they are also mined from Borneo, Brazil, Australia and the Orange River in South Africa.

      Diamonds have a long history on the earth and were created from the condensation of solid matter, more specifically, carbon. It was compressed into a sphere caused by the power from the core of our planet, then the sphere was subjected to extreme pressures and temperatures. With this pressure and temperature, the carbon began to crystallize. As the planet began to develop more, the surface of the earth began to cool and volcanic activity forced these diamond crystals to the surface. The diamond is known as the hardest substance found on the Earth, synthetically or naturally produced.

      Traditionally, the diamond is known to be clear and colorless, however, there are a range of colors: yellow, orange, blue, green, pink, purple, red, black, and brown. The range of colors identify that there are impurities in the stone. For a diamond to be yellow, nitrogen will be present within, blue meaning boron. To gift a diamond will symbolize everlasting love. It has been worn to enhance relationships and give inner strength. As the stone itself possess natural inner strength, it has the properties to aid in the healing of brain diseases and illnesses of the pituitary glands.

      April Birth Flower:

      The daisy, referred to as “God’s smile”, and the Anglo Saxons called it the “Day’s Eye”, as it would open and close with the rays of the sun. It is associated with the goddess, Venus and are gifted to represent one’s affection.

      April Birth Tree:

      Maple Tree, symbolizing balance and practicality

      Famous People born in April:

      Emmylou Harris- April 2, 1947

      Marvin Gaye- April 2, 1939

      Heath Ledger- April 4, 1979

      Billie Holiday- April 7, 1915

      Leonardo da Vinci- April 15, 1452

      Ashley Judd- April 19, 1968

      – See more at: http://birthstonesbymonths.net/april-birthstone-diamond/#sthash.BdYdKR7L.dpuf

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The Witches Correspondences for Tuesday, December 18th

The Witches Correspondences for Tuesday, December 18th

 

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

 

 

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The Witches Correspondence for Tuesday, December 4th

 

The Witches Correspondence for Tuesday, December 4th

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

WOTC Spell Of The Day for Aug. 12: The Daisy Spell

The Daisy Spell

The purpose of this spell is to help you discover your life’s task.

Items You Will Need:

  • One stick of sandalwood incense in a holder
  • One white 6 to 8 inch candle
  • Matches
  • One sewing needle
  • Seven daisies, freshly picked

Time To Cast:

  • The best time to cast this spell is on the night of the Full Moon

The Spell:

  • After you have casted your circle, light the incense, then the candle.
  • Using the needle, make a daisy chain by piercing a hole near the end of six of them and threading them together in a ring.
  • Holding the remaining daisy in your left hand, remove the petals one by one, chanting the following lines in order of their removal:

Maker

Shaker

Carer

Sharer

Healer

The word on which the last petal is shed indicates which gifts you have to offer others:

Maker:  you have the gift of creating things of great practical use or beauty.

Shaker:  you have the ability to get thing changed by word and action.

Carer:  your strength lies in supporting others.

Sharer:  you are a negotiator, a peacemaker, and one who achieves justice and fairness.

Healer:  you have the gift of healing.

  • Place the daisy chain under your pillow, as dreams over the next seven nights will offer further clues to your life’s task.
    The Spells Bible
    by Ann-Marie Gallagher