Summer Solstice Correspondences

ca. June 21st Summer Solstice- This is when we experience the longest day of the year. People in the Northern or Southern Hemispheres experience the same phenomenon. For several days before and after each solstice, the sun appears to stand still in the sky. More specifically the noontime elevation does not seem to change. Solstice comes from the Latin meaning sun stands still. It signifies … Continue reading Summer Solstice Correspondences

Herb of the Month

Lavender Planetary Association: Mercury Gender: Masculine Element: Air Magickal Uses: clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, happiness, healing, love, Midsummer, money, passion, peace, peace of mind, protection, psychic protection, purification, tranquility Other magickal uses: blessings, chastity, divination, dreams, energy, gentleness, good luck, grieving, harmony, keeping secrets, magic (esp. to increase the duration of a spell), meditation, memory, psychic development, retention, ritual, sleep, stability, virility, weddings Lore: Attributed by … Continue reading Herb of the Month

Crystal of the Month

Usually I just do one crystal for these monthly posts, but honestly I couldn’t decide between Kambaba Jasper and Carnelian, so you get both! Carnelian is one I think most of you have heard of, but Kambaba Jasper might be new to some of you. It’s one of my favorite stones and I discovered it last year some time. Ever since I’ve been trying to make … Continue reading Crystal of the Month

Herb of the Month

Rosemary Aromatherapy Uses The oil has a positive effect on the digestive system, helpful for indigestion, colitis and constipation. It is also good or hepatic disorders being a liver and gall-bladder tonic. The circulatory system also benefits from the oil. The oil can normalize blood pressure and help combat hardening of the arteries. Rosemary is good for rheumatic and muscular pain, especially tired and over … Continue reading Herb of the Month

So Mote It Be!

“So mote it be” is a ritual phrase used by Freemasons, in Rosicrucianism, and more recently by Neopagans. It means “so may it be”, “so it is required”, or “so must it be”, and may be said at the end of a prayer in a similar way to “amen”. The phrase appears in the Halliwell or Regius Manuscript, the earliest known document relating to a … Continue reading So Mote It Be!

The Difference Between Banishing and Binding

This one’s going to be really brief. When you have someone in your life that’s trying to attack you psychically, physically, emotionally or mentally, you can either bind them or banish them. Binding them will stop the attack. Whereas Banishing them will remove them from your life altogether. Either is fine, as long as you make sure you aren’t performing the act for personal gain … Continue reading The Difference Between Banishing and Binding