Magickal Days of the Week – Saturday

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Magickal Days of the Week – Saturday

It’s the end of the week for many of us, so Saturday – named for the god Saturn – is a good time to wrap things up. Associated with the colors black and dark purple, and the metal lead, this day is also connected to the goddess Hecate. Gemstones like Apache tear, obsidian, and hematite are all connected to Saturday’s magic, as are plants such as thyme, mullein, and the cypress tree.

When it comes to magical workings, focus on agriculture and creativity, fortune and hope, protection and banishment of negativity.

Put up a barrier to keep the unwelcome out, eliminate the things that make you miserable, and wash your hands of anything other than your hopes, dreams and goals.
 

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Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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WOTC Extra – A Brief Guide to Using Crystals & Stones

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A Brief Guide to Using Crystals & Stones

Here you’ll find a convenient list of commonly used stones with their traditional magical uses and a little folklore.

AMETHYST (Quartz) The name comes from the Greek A-methystos, meaning ‘not tipsy’. This powerful stone is connected with the third-eye chakra, and as such it is used on anything that relates to spiritual awareness, from aiding with meditation and tranquility, to attuning the bearer with the higher self and strengthening intuition and psychic power. It is also used to aid with prophetic dreams and divination. Other myths involving amethyst say it is a stone used to rid oneself of poisons. It carries a negative ion, which attacks poisonous positive ions, making the air around it more “breathable”. It also aids in overcoming addiction, and it’s been used since ancient times to guard oneself against drunkenness.

AVENTURINE GREEN (Quartz) This stone is considered to be a gambler’s talisman as and is considered a “lucky” stone by many. Traditionally used to aid development of intuition, creativity, physical, emotional & intellectual flexibility. It’s also thought to help promote growth, optimism, determination, prosperity, abundance, relaxation, recovery, enthusiasm and tolerance. Aventurine was revered by the ancient Tibetans. They used it to represent the “eyes” in sacred statues, thus symbolizing increased divinatory powers.

BLUE LACE AGATE: A beautiful graceful stone with blues and whites, lifting you up to unbelievable highs and giving you a feeling of wide open spaces and blue skies. It helps you reach a state of higher awareness and interact with spirits from the invisible worlds around us. A stone of awareness that facilitates reaching high spiritual places. Traditionally used to promote peace, patience inspiration, creativity and tranquility.

CARNELIAN: Stone of protection. Returns negativity to sender and helps protect against fear. Aids sociability, promotes confidence and positive thought. Is good for stabilizes all energies, spiritual, mental and physical.

Metaphysical Properties- Carnelian is one of those stones that should be in every healing kit. It is wonderful for working with the second chakra; creativity, reproduction and stability. Carnelian encourages curiosity and enthusiasm and is warm and energizing. Some like to use Carnelian to relieve their fear of death, while bringing an acceptance of the cycle of life. A good motivator in business, aids positive life choices, and dispels apathy.

CELESTITE: Also known as Celestine, it is thought to contain angelic or celestial properties. It offers a gentle but strong uplifting energy that will raise one’s awareness and is considered to be an essential stone for connecting with spiritual realms or astral travel as well as aiding in dream recall. It is effective in strengthening psychic abilities, mental capacity for inspiration, creativity and discipline. Used to open the third eye to higher dimensions.

Note: Celestite is a soft stone that is easily scratched and its color fades if exposed to sunlight.

CITRINE: Stone of radiance. Instills an inner glow of love, confidence and happiness. Promotes mental and emotional clarity, lifting the spirit and soul creating alignment within you. Citrine is helpful for directing creative energy into the physical body. Some find it helpful in building self-esteem. This crystal is an invaluable aid to the digestion of all emotions.

Metaphysical Properties- Citrine has been called “the merchant stone.” Assists in acquiring wealth and to maintain the state of wealth.
FLUORITE – Rainbow: Stabilizes and dispels chaotic stress in one’s life. It can be used to increases perception and assist seeing the positive and negative of relationships. Clears air of psychic clutter.
GARNET: Stone of grounding and inner strength. Calms anger, assures love and faithfulness. Enhances internal fire, energy and vitality, imagination, self-esteem and will power. Garnet can be used to remove negative energy from your chakras. It will assist one to balance the flow of energy around the body. You can also use this to help one to love themselves and others.

HEMATITE: This is a wonderful stone for preventing worry because it helps you to become more grounded (at ease). Hematite is also used for protection of oneself and their home. Some like to carry a small tumbled Hematite stone with them when they feel the need for protection from negative energy.

HOWLITE: A white gemstone with grey veins for good luck. Also calms, comforts and aids sleep. This stone inspires and helps achieve artistic projects & goals. Also stimulates imagination to draw new ventures and ideas into your life. Relieves stress, anger & pain,
aids artistic endeavors/ projects and helps contact your spirit guide.

MALACHITE: Absorbs energy, draws emotions to the surface, clears and activates the Chakras. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, known as the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning. Malachite amplifies energies of all kinds, both positive and negative. Said to be one of the most important healing stones, Malachite helps the user acknowledge, draw out, and discharge negative energy, including old emotional patterns, past traumas, and suppressed feelings.

MOONSTONE: Partially translucent with a milky sheen reminiscent of moonlight. Color shades include variations of earth tones: creams, peach, sand and pearly gray colors.

Moonstone is widely used for focusing on Lunar or feminine energies. Traditionally connected with promoting feminine health as well which makes it an important component of any medicine bag. A great stone for nurturing intuition and insight. Moonstone helps us to connect with all the different cycles we experience in life. Both men & women find Moonstone to be very soothing and use it to help relieve stress and aggression, bringing balance to the emotional body. Moonstone can also be used for good luck and safe traveling.

Working with the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, Moonstone connects us to divine inspiration, and channels it into our own intuition. Working with Moonstone encourages introspection and judgment, yielding easier decision making. Moonstone also enhances one’s emotional vision, bringing greater creative ability, and freedom of expression. These properties are also enhanced by Moonstone’s ability to open one up to increased synchronicities, that we often cannot see due to our being wrapped up in our daily routines. Moonstone can also offer increased patience and allowing, so those newly found synchronicities can flow into our lives unimpeded.

MOSS AGATE: A beautiful stone with mottled, moss-like inclusion. It can aid in communication with nature spirits, natural energies and Gaia. Also used to help get into touch with earth and enhance plant growth.

PERIDOT was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Used in a necklace, peridot is a protector against negative emotions. In old Folk Lore Peridot was thought to have a healing effect on the gall bladder and liver.

PYRITE: Another highly protective stone, blocking or shielding you from negative energies of people, places and things. Some like to use Pyrite to stimulate the mind, recalling information when you need it the most. Good for those of us who can be forgetful.
Many people say Pyrite is good protection against illness. This high energy stone is good for a caregiver or healer during their work.

QUARTZ (CRYSTAL): Known for its healing abilities. It helps one to clear their mind and focus on what is needed. It helps to connect you to the physical plane with the universal plane energies. It is also considered a conductor of energy.

RAINBOW MOONSTONE: A stone overflowing with feminine wisdom and Goddess energy. It has a reflective calming energy, which helps to strengthen intuition, psychic perception and brings balance and harmony to all. The Rainbow effect invokes a spectrum of light, and helps bring a feeling of cleansing and uplifting energy. It has been said to have the power to help aid in granting wishes.

ROSE QUARTZ: One of the most popular metaphysical stones. Known as “The stone of unconditional love.” Rose Quartz opens the heart to all forms of love and acceptance. Raises self-esteem and teaches one how to both give love to others and receive love to oneself. Rose Quartz eases guilt and balances emotions, lowering stress and bringing peace.
Known for its romantic properties. Rose Quartz can be used to attract love or to add trust and re-commitment to existing relationships. Helps bring passionate love back into being. Rose Quartz emits a calm, peaceful loving energy. May also help release unexpressed feelings about others.

The comforting and soothing energy of Rose Quartz can be used to balance the Heart Chakra and allows release of pent-up emotions and grief to help heal “emotional” wounds and soul trauma. It is often used to help heal a broken heart and aids in the power of forgiveness. Use Rose Quartz to bring calm and harmony during times of increased stress or crisis.
In old folk lore, Rose Quartz was used to encourage a beautiful complexion and thought to prevent wrinkles and help reduce weight.

SMOKEY QUARTZ: This stone works slowly and gently, while emitting high levels of energy. It is considered one of the more powerful metaphysical stones and is ideal for grounding, stabilizing and healing. Used to stimulate and purify the Root Chakra, and expanding consciousness into the physical body. Smokey Quartz is an essential part of any crystal collection, and is a must for the medicine bag.

SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN: Traditionally, snowflake obsidian is a stone of peace and tranquility. It helps to gently bring hidden imbalances to the surface, and may quietly reveal unhealthy patterns in your behavior that you might want to adjust. It can help you find balance in life, especially during times of change. Some use for spiritual protection, purifying, dissolves fear, shock, trauma, pain, tension and energy blocks.

A beautiful stone of light & dark Blues, often with White patches or veins.

Physical and Metaphysical Properties: Sodalite is believed to have grounding properties and may be good for those who over- react emotionally. Sodalite strengthens the power of mind over body. Calms and clears your thoughts and feelings, teaching awareness and promoting more rational and wise thinking. Helpful to someone in need of enhancing their intuitive abilities.

SODALITE: Said to promote companionship and can help form unity and fellowship within a group. Can also be used in group settings where cooperation is needed. Helps one speak openly and gain more confidence.
Enhances communication and creative expression. Stimulates truthfulness and alleviates fear. May also prolong physical energy and endurance.

Sodalite is thought to help those encountering difficulties in their life, as it can bring unhealthy ingrained patterns to the surface to be released, revealing underlying causes to one’s problems. Using Sodalite consistently by meditating with it or possibly sleeping with it under the pillow may help bring productive dreams. Sodalite is connected with the Throat and Third eye Chakras. Slightly sedative and is great for deepening meditation.
Folk Lore: Thought to aid both the metabolism, the immune system and is also believed to help regulate blood pressure and stabilize the thyroid.

SUNSTONE: This stone was associated with the Sun during the Renaissance because of its sparkling orange-gold hue. It was used by magicians to call upon the influences of the sun. It is a protective stone.

Symbolically, Sunstone is linked to Moonstone. Carry the two stones together to bring the influences of the Sun (Healing, Protection, and Success) into harmony with those of the Moon (Love, Peace, Spirituality). Placed before a white candle, Sunstone is thought to spread protective energies throughout your home.

TIGERS EYE – GOLDEN: Promotes balance, strength to get through difficult phases of life; relieves doubt and bestows decision making; vision and clarity. This stone has the properties of both the Earth and Sun. This can be used on the Solar Plexus Chakra to help open it. It is helpful with eye, throat and reproductive system disorders.

UNAKITE: Traditionally used to promote balance of the emotional body, higher spirituality. Allows us to release past burdens and move ahead with life.

Wicca A Beginner’s Guide to Casting Spells: Herbal, Crystal and Candle Magic (Living Wicca Today Book 3) Kardia Zoe

Crystal of the Day – Hematite Stone

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Crystal of the Day – Hematite Stone

Main Chakra: Base

Planet: Mars & Saturn

Vibrates to the number: 9

Element: Fire

Astrological Sign: Aries, Scorpio, Capricorn

Hematite stone is the main mineral in Iron and is mined in locations all around the world. The most notable places being Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, England, Germany, India, Mexico, Spain and Russia. In the United States, the states where hematite stone mining is the most common includes Alabama, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, Wyoming and Utah.

Hematite stone is always opaque and is a grey metallic color or almost black. Occasionally you will find small amounts of red within the stone. This is where the iron has oxidized and is why in times past, hematite was called “bloodstone” because many of the stones would “bleed” a red color when they were cut.

The so called “bleeding” is actually nothing more than the iron oxidizing, which is nothing more than rust. Yet this red “blood” is where it got it’s name. It comes from the Greek word haima meaning blood.

Our world has become so complex, it is hard to find time to take a deep breath, much less actually relax and let go of a little stress. The hematite stone can help you maximize those few moments you may find to let go of stress. It leaves you in a calm state but at the same time, it leaves you in tuned to the universal energies, allowing you psychic abilities to increase.

If you have reached the age where your memory is not as good as it use to be, wearing hematite can help to increase your memory, making it easier to remember to get to appointments on time, to pay bills on time or even just to call your relatives on a semi-regular basis.

Hematite stone is a balancing healing stone, that bring all sides of the subject into balance. Self control and a go getter attitude can live side by side. Body, mind and Spirit can all work in harmony.

Not sure which path to take in your life to ensure you have all that you need? This also includes having peace and true inner happiness in your life. Hematite can cause your intuition to peak, helping you make the right choices to ensure all your hopes, dreams and desires can take you on the path to reach your goals.

Hematite is a great stone for students, mathematicians and engineers or anyone that use a lot of analytical skills in their jobs. It helps with memory, makes memorization easier, improves mathematical skills and aids in logically moving from a single concept through the many possible conclusions that could arise.

A hematite is a great stone for a beginner just learning to meditate. Often beginners will feel overwhelmed by the information and feelings they receive during their early attempts at meditation. Hematite helps you to stay grounded so you are not so overwhelmed, but at the same time, still allows you to maintain a meditative state.

If you are ill, especially where fever is concerned or the if the body has a build up of toxins, have someone comb your aura while holding a hematite stone. If you don’t have someone to do this for you, meditate while holding one of the stones and visualize the stone drawing the fever/toxins/illness from your body and into the stone. Afterwards, make sure you wash the stone under running water to remove the build up of negative energy from it.

If you are in need of a chiropractic treatments but can’t get one done at this point in time, lay on your stomach and have someone place several hematite stones on your back in a line down your spine. Hematite stone helps ease back pain and the magnetic qualities can help align your spine.

Hematite stone works closely with the base chakra helping to keep you grounded. This makes it the perfect stone for someone who tends to have their head in the clouds. It helps them to keep their mind on what has to be done, without cutting off their love of life and flow of creativity.

Hematite stone is great for anyone that does any sort of public speaking, including teachers, business executives and such. It gives you courage and self control while also reducing stress, which can help you to shine when communicating with others.

Source:

Gemstone Dictionary

Some Simple Spell Correspondences (Part 1)

SOME SIMPLE SPELL CORRESPONDENCES

numbers, colors, and objects meanings

Abundance: 12, green, silver, coins, found money, baby plants, the

sun.

Adaptation: Red, yellow, 7, 10, liquid, anything that can be turned

or bent without breaking, clay.

Anger: 1, 13, white, white flag, dove, items to represent the focus

of the anger, breakable or tearable things, fires that can be

extinguished.

Art: tools of art, goddess image, artistically inspiring items,

yellow, blue ribbon, 5, 7, 10, 12, lunar herbs and foods.

Balance: Triangle, hourglass, scales, stilts, balance beam, 2, two of

anything, pentacles, Yin and Yang symbol, mirror images.

Banishing: red, white, silver, black, 6, 8, soap and water, soil,

items that can be turned inside out or reversed, counterclockwise.

Beauty: 3, 21, pastel colours, classic artwork, mirror, make-up, swan.

Blessing: hand, anointing oil, 2, warm colours, water and other

elemental symbols, halo, gold light.

Choices: pendulum, penny, coins, straws of different lengths, 10,

grey, black, white.

Cleansing – 2, 8, 40, agate, chrysolite, soap and wash cloth, bath or

shower, washing machine, sink.

Communication – pink, 2, amethyst, beryl, carnelian, Hematite,

telephone, stationary, pencils, pens, typewriter, computers.

Conscious mind – warm golden colours, amethyst, coral, books, glasses,

desks, 1.

Courage – red, gold, 8, beryl, Hematite, swords, gloves, iron crosses,

purple heart, pens, lions.

Dedication – 6, 13, purple, anything sticky, dog.

Discernment – silver, stones, malachite, purple, 7, 5, any substance

that can be cleared away (flour, sugar etc.)

Divination – yellow, 5, all divinatory tools (Tarot cards, crystal

ball etc.)

Doubt – garnet, tourmaline, 10, bright colours, any items representing

balance.

Ecology – 9, 12, green, globe. Picture of earth, soil, natural things,

rustic things, dried leaves, musk.

Employment – tin, 4, 6, 13, first earned dollar bill, position vacant

advertisements, green, orange.

Energy – topaz, red, orange, 8, 40, flags, bread, incoming tides,

items that expand and rise.

Fear – tea, amethyst, sardonx, red, silver.

Fertility – 7, 12, east wind (Eurius), storks, rabbits, pregnant

goddesses, eggs, cheese, agate, coral, jade, green, yellow, knots

Forgiveness – moonstone, alexandrite, white, 2, 9, anything to

represent the area of discord.

Friendship – jade, pink, 12, 2, picture of friends, interlocking

symbols.

Foundations – lead, earth colour, 1, 3, 12, soil, farms, trees, root,

anchors.

Ghosts – candles, wind items, ouija boards, personal things of the

person being contacted, sheets, agate, lodestone, turquoise,

(to protect from ghosts = jade, jasper, malachite, pepper, beans)

goals – bullseye, dart board, target, arrows, ladders, steps, 4, red,

orange, brown, daisy, ant, agate, beryl, jade.

Gossip – 4, 8, 9, carnelian, worms, fire, binding items such as

paperclips, staples and clothes pegs.

Grief – jet, 1, 21, balms, feathers, tea, cocoa, chocolate.

Grounding – 1, 6, 12, cellar or low rooms, soil, trees, brown

Habits – representation of the habit, yeast bread dough (which rises

to better things), soda left to go flat (represents negative energy),

ashes, butterflies, red, green.

Harmony – pale blue, white, 2, 3, gentle music, objects where several

items come together to form beauty (floral arrangements, fabric),

scales.

Health – 3, turquoise, amber, coral, bandages, ankh, red cross, red,

blue, green, orange juice, chicken soup.

Heart break – carnelian, coral, 8, tissues, rose quartz.

Humour – agate, feathers, kittens, otters, gag gifts, toys, bright

colours, fool tarot card, clowns.

Identifying (people and objects) – clay balls (uncovering thievery),

tea leaves, flour or dust, beer, 5, yellow, dowsing tools.

Imagination – yellow, birds, butterflies, winged creatures, clouds,

closet, kites, 3rd eye, inner child.

Inspiration – 7, beer, tea, bright colours, green, yellow, light, open

windows, open eye.

Intuition – lamps, coffee, water, all fluids, mushrooms, eggs, key

holes, silver, yellow, green, 5.

Jobs – money, job advertisements, status symbols, company logos, 13,

meat, gourmet foods, symbols of security.

Joy – agate, balloons, cake, cheese, feathers, honey, sugar, jelly,

blue.

Judgement – amethyst. Birds, coffee, mushrooms, gold, blueish purple,

10, magnifying, glass, scales, calculator.

Kindness – supple items, things that soften or smooth, sandpaper,

fabric softener, skin lotion, charity organisation logo, flowers,

cookies, orange, 9.

Kinship – interlocking web or chain, spider web, trees, roses, coat

of arms, broom, knots, bread, jade, pink, 1, 9, 12, warm and cozy

items, picnic tables, bbq.

Knowledge – books, glasses, library, school, desk, notepad, light

bulb, sharp items, computer, yellow, gold, sunflower, 3, 4, 6, 10

Leadership – medals, crowns, rod of leadership, elevated chair, lions,

grasshoppers, amethyst, honey wine, gold, redish purple.

Liberation – birds, wings, broken chains and cords, untied knots,

cleansing spices, garlic, amethyst, ashes, 4, 40.

Love – 2, 3, 12, heart, doves, lovebirds, flowers, cupid, mead.

Luck – 1, 4, 7, personal lucky, number, 13, dragonfly, rabbits foot,

fish, rainbows, wind, ships, champagne, found items, black cats.

Lust – chocolate, cherries, red

Magick – moonstone, amber, silver, quartz, 7, 13, elder, eggs,

athame, wand (etc.), circle, pentagram, purple, woven items,

candles, “witch animals” such as cats.

Mental abilities – amethyst, books, glasses, computers, keys,

diplomas, 6, 10, yellow, gold.

Money – green, silver, gold, anything that grows and expands, wallet,

chequebook, pay stub, piggy bank, wishing wells, alfalfa, allspice,

almond, moss agate, moonstone, shells.

Movement – red, yellow, vibrant colours, batteries, electric

generators, sneakers, active clothes (tracksuits), cars, bikes, train

(etc.), clouds, water, roads, blenders, matches, animals and insects

known for swiftness, bees, birds, air, 40.

Nature – animals or plant costumes, masks, pictures, seasonal

representations, gardens, woods, places of nature, green, brown, 9,

12.

Negotiation – binoculars, glasses, things that have the ability to

smooth or cool, ice, blenders, white, pink, yellow, gold, amethyst,

carnelian, open hand, flexible items, 2.

New endeavours – pinky orange, new brooms, keys, chimes, open doors,

chicken, cheese, agate, 3, 4, 6.

Nightmares – agate, amber, malachite, pyrite, white, blue, gold, 6.

Oaths – carnelian, agate, amethyst, knots, communal cups, neutral

places like the middle of a bridge, 2, X rune.

Obtaining – agate, beryl, jade, Hematite, spiders, targets, brass

rings, pointers, anything that helps solidify other items (flour,

gelatine), 4, red, orange.

Omens – divination tools, eyes, grey hair, yellow, 5, dirt, birds,

feathers, candles, copper, reflective surfaces, bowls, round

crystals, moonstone.

Openings – open windows, open books, open doors, starting line in a

race, keys, handles, hammer, shovel, archways, can openers, camera, 1,

yellow-green, brown.

Organisation – computers, calculator, pen, notepad, clock, broom,

filing cabinets, drawers, 2, 3, 10, gold, yellow, fish, amethyst,

coral.

Overcoming – steps, ladders, iron, balloons, cleansing herbs, element

fire, salt, items that are loosened, untied shoes, 4, 8, 10, red.

Passion – chocolate, eggs, “energy foods”, red, orange, onyx,

candlelight, 2, fire related items.

Passages – butterfly, chameleon, hoops, fire pits, keys, doors,

archways, woven or flowing things, almond, butter, salves, agate,

element air, purple, blue.

Peace – bridges, open hands, pale blue, amethyst, 2, white.

Power – electrical outlets, batteries, blender, quartz, topaz, gold,

red, orange, 8, your hair, lion, powerful animals.

Prejudice – east wind, anything that softens and smooths, an iron,

skin lotion, carnelian, amethyst, open hand, eyes, ears, 2, 3, blue,

white, black.

Prosperity – 4, 12, north wind, fish, dragonfly, anything that

thrives in your area, shells.

Protection – coral, malachite, topaz, image of a shield, sprinkled

water, fence, white light, dog, circle, 6.

Quests – primary colours, 4, 13, 40, birds, horses, holy grail,

chalices, shoes, thread, moonstone, rock crystal, footpaths, east wind

Quick mindedness – yellow, gold, 10, amethyst, rabbit, snap of the

finger, coin flips, alarms, light bulbs, sharp items, east wind.

Quiet – white, pink, black, dark blue, stars, snow, ear, finger to

lips, bed.

Recovering items – 2, 4, yellow, blue, agate, amethyst, chicken,

string, circle, boomerang, magnet, magnifying glass, dowsing rod

Relationships – bridges, cake, cups, jade, knots, dog, woven or

connected items, 2, 3, 9, 12, 13, pink, orange, cocoa, paperclips,

things that join or unite other items.

Remembering – fish, 5, 8, 10, books, notepad, photo, computers,

carnelian, dragons, elephant, tortoise, long living creatures,

yellow, gold.

Roles – masks, costumes, chameleon, flexible and fluid or variegated

items, 4, 6, 8, 10, curtains, make-up, mirrors.

Safe travel – car, plane, inspection stickers, road map, guidebooks,

cameras, coins, moonstone, turquoise, shoes, white.

Separation – % symbol, fire, cut cords, scissors, knives, partitions,

things that can be stored or put out of sight, ashes, oil, salves,

blue, black.

Sleep – pillows, quiet music, bed, blankets, yawning, topaz, sheep,

bears, caves.

Speech – wax lips, silver tongue, cue cards, soup, coffee, ham,

quartz, carnelian, gold, red, yellow, 8.

Teachers/teaching – pointers, chalk, white robes, amethyst, agate,

magnets, sun, books, keys, gold, green, 4, 8, 10, 12, 21, brown.

Technomagic – item in need of repair, tools, instruction manuals,

amethyst.

Tenacity – sticky items, red coals, immovable objects, ants, orange,

red, 3.

Thrift – mouse, shopping coupons, pennies, leftovers, bank, change

purse, jars, bottles, food wrap, measuring cups, macaroni and cheese,

bread, cords, twist ties, yellow, green, 10, anything that stretches.

Transformation – fires, ashes, caterpillar, butterfly, eggs, flower

buds, seeds, food processor, moon phases, phoenix, masks, pepper, 8,

anything that changes.

Unconscious mind – ink, wax blots, silver, white, moon, water, eyes,

7.

Understanding – ear or open hand, binoculars, glasses, items that

improve vision, amethyst, keys, light bulbs, candles, sunlight, 40,

5, orange.

Unions – rings, flower garlands, contracts, cups, triangle, wax

seals, tied knots, celebratory decorations, cake, agate, 1, 2.

Versatility – modelling clay, play-dough, rubber band, water,

chameleon, cats, winds, 5, 12, wax, anything which changes.

Victory – finishing line, flags, thumbs-up sign, agate, Hematite,

ants, rubber tree, 4, blue, red, gold.

Viewpoints – ladders, telescopes, birds, binoculars, glasses, lamps,

5, “which came first, the chicken or the egg”.

Virtue – glove, sword, coat of arms, jade, agate, amethyst, rock

crystal, 9, 13.

Visions (dreams) – pizza and other unusual combinations of food

stuffs, yellow, eye pads, topaz.

Weather – water, drums, fires, bird calls, smoke blown in a certain

direction, jasper, knots, elemental colours, weather symbols,

creatures of very specific climates, objects associated through

folklore with specific weather patterns (like red sun = rain).

Web weaving (networks) – spider webs, things that connect, tape,

string, paperclips, chain, baskets, phone lines, chain letters, trees.

Wisdom – sage, 5, owl, agate, amethyst, purple, old people.

Wishes – wells, coins, candles, bottles, rainbows, 4 leaved clovers,

7, dandelion, feathers, first star in the sky.

Youthful outlook – falling star, chalk, crayons, toys, garnet,

balloons, jelly, cookies, candy, traditional children’s food (eg.

Fairy floss), white, pale yellow, open windows, swings, slides.

Zeal – cheering, pompoms, young playful animals, red, 6, fire element,

sausage.

 

Reference:

Witches of the Craft at Yuku.com

Gemstone of the Day for Aug. 17: Hematite

Hematite

Hematite meaning and properties

Hematite is used to improve relationships. If you need your personal relationship to be better, carry a hematite with you always.

The name comes from the Greek word for blood. It has been used as an amulet against bleeding, and so is known as the “blood stone”. When arranged like the petals of a flower, it is referred to as the “iron rose”. Native American folklore states that war paint made from hematite will make one invincible in battle. People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wore hematite jewelry during mourning.

Scientists of the Mars Exploration Rover Project believe that deposits of hematite on Mars may help prove whether large amounts of liquid water ever flowed on Mars’ surface. They say that where water was, life may have had a chance to thrive as well.

Hematite is good for increasing intuition. In jewelry it is best in a ring worn on the left hand.

Healing properties of Hematite

Hematite stimulates iron absorption in the small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body. It can be in direct contact with the skin, but results in inflammation for some people, so test it carefully on yourself before use.

Sources of Hematite

Brazil is the most important source of hematite. Other sources include: China, Canada, England, and Germany.

Wishing All My Dear Friends, A FANTASTIC Saturday!

Days Of The Week Comments 

Saturn/Saturday

  • Element:  Earth
  • Color:  Black, grey
  • Crystals:  Haematite, jet, lodestone,  obsidian, smoky quartz
  • Incense:  Aconite, cypress, patchouli
  • Tree:  Blackthorn, yew
  • Herbs:  Aspen, bistort, comfrey, horsetail, Solomon’s seal
  • Metal:  Lead, pewter
  • Astrological rulership:  Capricorn(co-ruler of Aquarius)

Saturday, the day of Saturn, is potent for spells concerned with unfinished business, with endings that lead to beginnings. It is a good day for all slow-moving matters and for accepting limitations, as well as for overcoming obstacles that are long-standing or need careful handling. It can also be used for lifting depression or doubts, meditation, long-term psychic protection locating lost objects (as well as animals and people) and regaining self-control over bad habits or emotions. Saturn can be used to slow down the outward flow of money and or encourage those who owe you favors or money to repay. He will help banish pain and illness and bring acceptance of what cannot be changed.  He represents the constraints of fate, time and space, but can also challenge into opportunity if you are prepared to work hard and persevere. 
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Using Hematite To Rediscover Past Lives

I started out yesterday with Crystals and didn’t finish what I planned but I will today………

On a rainy day, leave a piece of hematite outdoors for a few hours. This will increase its power and cleanse it, leaving it ready for use. That evening, carry or wear the stone, allowing it to tune in to your vibration. At bedtime, go to sleep holding it in your hand. As you drift off, ask the angels/deities to open your mind and permit you to take a peek into your past existence. You may have a vision or dream of another lifetime.

Hematite

This shiny black, slate-gray or silvery-red mineral is used for safety during astral travel and to ground you once your spirit  returns to your body.  This crystal is very good for people with circulatory problems or anemia. It’s also excellent for memory and mental stimulation,  so witches wear hematite while performing spells that may be difficult or lengthy. If you were a witch in a previous life, by wearing hematite you may be able to tap into a precious existence and drum up some of the old spells and potions you used in the past.

Gemstone of the Day for May 20th is Hematite

Gemstone of the Day

HEMATITE

FOLK NAME: Volcano Spit

ENERGY: Projective

PLANET: Saturn

ELEMENT: Fire

POWERS: Healing, Grounding, Divination

MAGICAL/RITUAL LORE: Hematite is a strange stone. It is heavy, solid, and silvery black. Its name alone is something of a mystery. To ancients, hematite was what we now know as bloodstone, so virtually all magical information relating to “hematite” in old books refers to bloodstone. This hematite, though, when worked on a lapidary wheel, “bleeds” and produces stains that look much like blood.

Hematite is a fine, showy stone. In Italy and elsewhere, it is fashined into necklaces which are sold as “volcano spit.” Magical information relating to this stone is scarce.

Hematite possesses the curious property of “healing” itself. Make a small scratch on the surface of the stone, then rub your finger over it. The scratch may disappear.

MAGICAL USES: Hematite is said to be powerful in drawing illness from the body. As with all stones, it is held in the hands while visualizing, then placed on the skin directly over the afflicted area. A necklace of smallstones can also be worn for healing.

Hematite is worn for grounding and stabilizing purposes, and to focus the attention on the physcial plane.

A scrying: In a darkened room, light a red candle. Settle before it and hold a large piece of hematite so that the candle’s flame is reflected on it. Gaze at the reflection and visualize a question. The answer will come to you.