Let’s Talk Witch – Mojo Bags, What Are They & How To Make One

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What is a Mojo Bag & How to Make One for Any Purpose

A mojo bag is an amulet, generally small and made of flannel though they can be larger and made of other materials, in which magical objects are combined in order to manifest intent.  It is a physical representation of a spell.

Other names include conjure hand or conjure bag, gris-gris, jomo, lucky bag, mojo hand or simply hand, trick bag, toby, prayer in a bag, root bag, and wanga or oanga bag. Different names are popular in different areas of the world and with different people but these things are all basically the same.

How to Make a Mojo Bag for any Purpose

The first thing to do when you want to make a mojo bag is to determine your intent.  Once you know where you want to go, creating the bag is very simple.

While making every mojo bag out of red flannel is common in some parts, many people prefer to choose a color which corresponds with their intent and by doing so, strengthening their spell.  You’ll need to decide if you want to stick with traditional red flannel or employ color magick.

Nearly all mojo bags are made of flannel, though sometimes other materials are used such as leather or silk, depending on the desires and intentions of the maker. Any material will work, your intent is always going to be the key in making a successful bag, but flannel is generally preferred.

After creating your bag in the color and material of your choosing, you’ll want to fill it with magickal objects. Items commonly placed in mojo bags include herbs, crystals and gemstones and papers. Really anything can be included as long as it strengthens your work.

Some people will always include the same number of items in any bag they make, others will always include an odd number of items in their bags; while still others will just add whatever they believe will work together and don’t pay attention to the number of items they use. Seven is traditionally a magickal number, so if you have no preference you can start using seven as your base point.

Once you’ve determined what you’re going to put inside the bag, you are ready to fix it. There are many acceptable methods to do this.

Tomorrow, we will discuss items to put in your mojo bag, breathing life into it and feeding it. Yes, no typo, feeding your mojo bag! Who knew?

Excerpts from:
Magical Mojo Bags
Lady Gianne
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Daily Motivator for January 13th – Too much to do

Too much to do

Are you overwhelmed by all the things you need to do? Then stop needing to do  all of them and start actually doing one of them.

The best response to being overwhelmed is not to impress yourself or others  with how overwhelmed you feel. The best response is disciplined, focused  action.

Don’t be stopped, or even slowed down, by the fact that you can’t imagine  getting it all done. Let go of your thoughts about what’s still left to do, and  give all your attention to what you are doing, right here and now.

In fact, it’s a good thing you have so much to do. So gratefully accept that  blessing and get going on the first task, and then the next, and the next.

You have a continuing stream of opportunities to make a difference. Keep  yourself busy transforming those opportunities, one by one, into real value.

When there’s much that must be done, pick the most important thing and get  busy. Get on the path to achievement, and keep going.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

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Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Key

The Key indicates the existence of a powerful tool capable of favorably influencing your future. The Key may be an idea, physical entity, an action, a mentor, or the combination of a number of things. While readily available to you The Key may not be all that obvious. You might have to search for it, and it may take a fair dose of courage and faith to actually use it.

As a daily card, The Key indicates the presence of an idea or entity that can positively effect your life at this time. The advantage The Key will give you may concern a single element of your life such as your career, or it may have an impact on your life as a whole. The trick for you is to identify your Key and have the courage to use it.

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A Little Humor for Your Day – ’31 Signs Technology has Overtaken Your Life’

THIRTY ONE SIGNS TECHNOLOGY HAS OVERTAKEN YOUR LIFE

1. Your stationery is more cluttered than Warren Beatty’s address book. The
letterhead lists a fax number, e-mail address for two on-line services, and your
Internet address, which spreads across the breadth of the letterhead and
continues to the back. In essence, you have conceded that the first page of any
letter you write “is” letterhead.

2. You have never sat through an entire movie without having at least one
device on your body beep or buzz.

3. You need to fill out a form that must be typewritten, but you can’t because
there isn’t one typewriter in your house — only computers with laser printers.

4. You think of the gadgets in our office as “friends,” but you forget to send
your father a birthday card.

5. You disdain people who use low baud rates.

6. When you go into a computer store, you eavesdrop on a salesperson talking
with customers — and you butt in to correct him and spend the next twenty
minutes answering the customer’s questions, while the salesperson stands by
silently, nodding his head.

7. You use the phrase “digital compression” in a conversation without thinking
how strange your mouth feels when you say it.

8. You constantly find yourself in groups of people to whom you say the phrase
“digital compression.” Everyone understands what you mean, and you are not
surprised or disappointed that you don’t have to explain it.

9. You know Bill Gates’ e-mail address, but you have to look up your own
social security number.

10. You stop saying “phone number” and replace it with “voice number,” since we
all know the majority of phone lines in any house are plugged into contraptions
that talk to other contraptions.

11. You sign Christmas cards by putting 🙂 next to your signature.

12. Off the top of your head, you can think of nineteen keystroke symbols that
are far more clever than :-).

13. You back up your data every day.

14. Your wife asks you to pick up some minipads for her at the store and you
return with a rest for your mouse.

15. You think jokes about being unable to program a VCR are stupid.

16. On vacation, you are reading a computer manual and turning the pages faster
than everyone else who is reading John Grisham novels.

17. The thought that a CD could refer to finance or music rarely enters your
mind.

18. You are able to argue persuasively the Ross Perot’s phrase “electronic town
hall” makes more sense than the term “information superhighway,” but you don’t
because, after all, the man still uses hand-drawn pie charts.

19. You go to computer trade shows and map out your path of the exhibit hall in
advance. But you cannot give someone directions to your house without looking up
the street names.

20. You would rather get more dots per inch than miles per gallon.

21. You become upset when a person calls you on the phone to sell you
something, but you think it’s okay for a computer to call and demand that you
start pushing buttons on your telephone to receive more information about the
product it is selling.

22. You know without a doubt that disks come in five-and-a-quarter and three-
and-half inch sizes.

23. Al Gore strikes you as an “intriguing” fellow.

24. You own a set of itty-bitty screw-drivers and you actually know where they
are.

25. While contemporaries swap stories about their recent hernia surgeries, you
compare mouse-induced index-finger strain with a nine-year-old.

26. You are so knowledgeable about technology that you feel secure enough to
say “I don’t know” when someone asks you a technology question instead of
feeling compelled to make something up.

27. You rotate your screen savers more frequently than your automobile tires.

28. You have a functioning home copier machine, but every toaster you own turns
bread into charcoal.

29. You have ended friendships because of irreconcilably different opinions
about which is better — the track ball or the track “pad.”

30. You understand all the jokes in this message. If so, my friend, technology
has taken over your life. We suggest, for your own good, that you go lie under a
tree and write a haiku. And don’t use a laptop.

31. You e-mail this message to your friends over the net. You’d never get
around to showing it to them in person or reading it to them on the
phone. In fact, you have probably never met most of these people face-
to-face.

A Blessed Wednesday Morning, My Dear Family! Brrr, It’s Going To Get Cold!

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If you are not already in the grips of the wonder of Winter, I am sure you will soon be. I was watching this morning’s weather and it looks like we are going to be an icy mess. The last icy mess we were forecasted, our power was out for 11 long days and nights. The army came through providing “Ready To Eat” meals for everyone. We had ice everywhere. You could listen in the silence of winter and hear trees and their limbs fall. It would sound like shotguns going off. Due to this wonderful memories and a little voice eating at me ( I don’t ignore this little voice), we are going to cut today’s publication short. We have LP tanks to fill and kerosene together. The LP tanks provide us with heat and a way to cook. The kerosene provides us with light during the darkness. Since it is so warm today, (70 degrees) now is the perfect time to prepare.

Also in case the unthinkable happens and you don’t hear from us for several days, don’t worry we have just became Winter Witches. In other words, the power lines have snapped and we will be back as soon as they restore our lines. Keep us in your prayers that we don’t have to relive our past.

I hope you have a wonderful day. If you are in Winter’s fury, stay inside, stay warm and stay safe. If not, count your blessings!

Love & Hugs,

Lady A

Goddess Grant Me Protection From The Outside World

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Goddess, Give me protection from the outside world,

Let whatever people say about me not hurt,

Let whatever I fear not bother me,

Let all the mixed up feelings inside be released without harm,

Goddess, you see my pain,

I am thy child, I am thy soul,

I need a dream to cast away this pain,

Something to soothe my soul,

Give me protection from the outside world.

—-Author Unknown

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, November 26th

We want to open our minds and expand the spectrum of our experiences as the illuminating Sun anxiously aspects visionary Jupiter. But meanwhile, the exacting Virgo Moon reflects our need to separate useful facts from insignificant ones. Additionally, we can feel the conflict as the practical Virgo Moon narrows our perceptions while the inspirational Sagittarius Sun widens our horizons, making it difficult to maintain an objective perspective.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

There is an undeniable gulf between your thoughts and your feelings today. You prefer to rely on relevant information and clear thinking instead of letting your desires dictate a more subjective agenda. Although sticking to the facts sounds good on paper, the truth is that you’re better off now if you also listen to your intuition. Balancing your head with your heart helps you to fulfill your highest potential.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

It is wise to speak up once you know where your thoughts are taking you. But blurting out a partially formed idea only complicates your life today. Usually, you can slow down and think things through, but your impatience may get the best of you now. Your attempts to sidestep authority or bend the rules won’t work. However, you might be pleasantly surprised if you just acknowledge the limitations imposed on you by others. Simply relax and trust the process.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You might not be clear about everything that’s happening now, yet you can get to the bottom of a complex situation if you focus on what’s important. Although others may think that you’re just putting on a show, you don’t need to let their assumptions distract you from your real work. Remember, it’s not sensible to set aside your strategy if you believe that your plan will succeed. Just don’t push too hard; taking small steps is smarter than overreaching and then having to admit you were wrong.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You wish that everything would happen on time today, but you may be so obsessive about your schedule that you accidentally miss a potentially memorable experience. Letting go of control isn’t easy now, but it can be a very powerful antidote to your current inflexibility. Quit trying so hard. When you allow your energy to flow with the currents, magic follows you everywhere you go.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may want additional recovery time, but you might not be able to find it today. You are being pulled in multiple directions now, yet the real message is to reconnect with the most practical routines. Even if you feel slightly out of step with what’s going on around you, this probably isn’t a smart time to shift your course. Concentrate on your immediate needs while surfing the waves of change.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The Moon’s return to your straightforward earth sign is a reminder to be as simplistic as possible in your approach to life today. Making some changes on the home front may be helpful, but your time is at a premium now. Nevertheless, frustration arises if you let your own needs go unfulfilled for too long. Divide your day so you can take care of your chores first and then move on to more enjoyable activities later.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You can feel the weight of your responsibilities continuing to grow today, tempting you to retreat from non-critical social activities. Still, you are likely to participate in pointed discussions about the very real issues now facing you and your friends. Ultimately, you must decide your level of involvement. Don’t blindly accept the rules that someone else makes for you; follow your own intuition, instead.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your survival instincts kick in today, prompting you to concentrate on an all-too-familiar unresolved issue. But simultaneously, waves of hope wash onto your shore, making your goals appear closer than before. Don’t give up; extra hard work will be rewarded. Reaching for satisfaction in your dreams can make a huge difference in the days ahead. What you now imagine has the potential to become your future if you want it bad enough.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You have a natural inclination to aim for the stars, even if an unexpected change in circumstances throws you a surprising curve ball today. Your reaction may be immediate, but don’t assume that making a quick decision is better than carefully thinking through all of the alternatives. Others are eager to listen to you and will respect your thought process as long as you consider a variety of possibilities prior to committing to just one.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are in your own earthy element today because the practical Virgo Moon harmonizes with profound Pluto in your sign as it continues to slowly deconstruct and reconstruct your life. Thankfully, there’s no reason to develop several different contingencies; one concrete strategy is enough. Remember, you don’t need multiple options now; you only need the chance to follow through with a plan that makes sense.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Circumstances might force you to think about an old emotional issue that’s still bothering you. Even if you attempt to evade the problem today, you will just be lured back into the melodrama tomorrow. Since you may not feel very comfortable in this situation, play through the possible conversations in your imagination prior to facing them in real time. A bit of advanced mental preparation now makes it easier to speak from your heart.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may be feeling a bit more independent these days, but you still must stand up to someone who tries to be authoritative in order to put you in your place. Thankfully, you aren’t willing to do as you are told if you can envision more appealing alternatives. Don’t take the easy way out; the course of least resistance might not lead you to your goals. Once you know what you want, do whatever is necessary to fulfill your dreams.

Calendar of the Sun for November 26th

Calendar of the Sun

26 Blutmonath

Valraven’s Day

Color: Black
Element: Air
Altar: Upon a black cloth set a black stone, a white stone, a chalice of mead, a knife, a skull, and the figure of a black winged horse.
Offerings: Kneel and meditate on Death. Face a fear that is long overdue.
Daily Meal: Meat.

Invocation to Valraven

Black horse that runs across the sky
Ridden by Valkyries in their battle-wrath
Ridden by Hel in her implacable coldness
Riding the spirits of the air in turn,
Show us our dreams
And not our nightmares,
Yet if you must bring us nightmares,
Let them be guides to the darkest corners
Of our hidden mind and soul,
The better to know ourselves.
Black horse that runs across the sky
On great black wings,
Let us listen for the rustle of your feathers
In our ear as we lie awake
In that moment before sleeping.
Let us go to visit you
Where you are enthroned
In the place of smooth black stone
The place where no light falls
The place where the Dead pass by
On their way from rainbow to earth
On their way past Mordgud’s toll
On their way past Nidhogg’s working
On their way over chill water
Into the icy realm of Death
Where only your Queen rules.
And when we come as your guests,
Lord who lives beneath the ground
And rides the winds in the sky,
May we always be free to leave.
(Hum one wordless note, then blow out the candles and leave in silence.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Aeromancy

Aeromancy


A form of divination of foretelling future events by observing atmospheric phenomena such as when a death of a great man is foretold by the appearance of a comet.


Francois la Tour Blanche stated that aeromancy is the art of fortune-telling by spectres which are made to appear in the air, or the representation by the aid of demons which are projected on the clouds as if by a magic lantern. “As for the thunder and lightening,” he added, “these are concerned with the
auguries, and the aspect of the sky and of the planets belong to the science of astrology.”


Within Christianity an act of aeromancy might be thought of as the phenomena of the star over Bethlehem when Christ was born.

Quiz for Saturday – Which Bird Are You?

Which Bird Are You? Quiz

Let your imagination take flight with this fun quiz that can tell you  something significant about your true nature. After all, if you’re a sparrow  you’ll need to beware of hawks, and if you’re a heron, you need periodic times  of stillness in order to thrive. Birds can give us useful information about what  we need and who we most deeply are.

Learn more so you can really soar, here:

Answer the following questions TRUE or FALSE (and be truthful with  yourself!).

1. I do my best work alone.

2. People have told me I am a visionary, capable of seeing the big  picture.

3. I am quick and incisive when it comes to making decisions.

4. I am in a leadership position at work or in my life; people tell me I have  a lot of personal power.

5. I come alive after dark; early rising is not for me.

6. I sometimes need to come to a complete standstill before I make a  move.

7. My nature is extremely quick: my metabolism, thoughts, and actions tend to  be on the fast side.

8. I love to talk and/or sing.

9. Although I am imaginative, I prefer to stay close to home.

10. I thrive under adverse conditions and often find unusual ways of seeing  things.

11. I enjoy interacting with many people at work.

12. If I had to choose one word to sum up the meaning of life for me, it  would be “joy.”

13. I am drawn to watery landscapes and find great serenity beside ponds,  lakes, and inlets.

14. I love a sense of spaciousness; heights don’t scare me.

15. I prefer to see all sides of something before I make a decision. People  tell me I have a well-rounded sense of things.

Take note of the clusters that are mostly true for you: they can tell you  which bird is your guide.

If you answered TRUE to 1, 3, 7, and 12 you are a HUMMINGBIRD.

If you answered TRUE to 1, 2, 4, and 14 you are an EAGLE.

If you answered TRUE to 1, 5, 10, and 15 you are an OWL.

If you answered TRUE to 1, 3, 6, and 13 you are a HERON.

If you answered TRUE to 7, 8, 9, and 11 you are a SONGBIRD.