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Wicce Witch Box

 

A LITTLE MAGICK EVERY MONTH

 

September 2016 - Spirit's Journey

 

Box Contained:

- Spirit Animal Amulet (Wolf, Horse, Bear, Owl or Cat)

- Spirit Animal Jade Figure (Wolf, Horse, Bear, Owl or Cat)

- Palo Santo Smudge Powder

- Spider Athame

- Spirit votive candle

- Dream catcher medicine bag

 

August 2016 - Rise of the Goddess

 

RISE OF THE GODDESS! Honoring the Divine Feminine


Box Contains:

- Goddess On The Go Kit

- 2 mini Ritual Goddess Candles

- Divine Goddess Oil

- 20 Goddess Incense Sticks

- Soapstone Goddess Oil Burner

- Purple Goddess Altar Cloth

- IndigoMoon Affirmation Card: I Am A Goddess


The Goddess. Vibrant, silent, warm, stark, wise, innocent, pure, reverent.  Just some of the words that come to mind when I see the Goddess with my mind's eye, with my spirit.


She appears to each of us in many different forms depending upon how we will best receive her messages and guidance.  She is a reflection of strands of our divine spark.  When we recognize the Goddess in ourselves when She appears, we recognize our own strengths, spaces within us that need to be emptied and re-filled with purpose and power and opportunities that should be seized or boundaries set.


The Goddess is in us all, both women and men alike.  She can whisper when we need that gentle reassurance.  She can nudge us when we step away from our path.  She can scream in our spiritual ears when we are letting others take advantage of us and need to set boundaries.  During different seasons of our lives we need to harness the different aspects of the Goddess, whether it be nurture, grow and love or banish, bind and protect.  We have the power to express every aspect of the Goddess. We just need to trust in our intuition and embrace our own divinity.


We are divine beings. Our capacity to love is immense and unchartered.  Our strength to overcome adversity is great.  We have the power to unleash godly fiery and shower limitless mercies when we allow the goddess within us to rise.  When we honor the Divine Feminine, we honor ourselves, our Ancestors and our spiritual purpose.  


Let the Goddess in you Rise and Honor your Divinity.  Honor your Femininity and embrace your power.



Blessed Be )O(


Seraphine IndigoMoon

 

July 2016 - Anniversary Box

 

HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WICCE WITCH BOX!


Anniversary Box contents:

  • Himalayan Salt Lamp
  • Honeysuckle Amethyst Soy Candle
  • Soapstone Mortar & Pestle
  • Pagan Magic 20 pack Incense Sticks
  • Abundance Crystal Grid with Stones
  • Wooden Goddess or Crescent Moon Carved Pendant


It has been one year since the launching of Wicce Witch Box.  It has been a year of tremendous spiritual growth and success.  None of that success would have been possible had it not been for all of my wonderful subscribers and patrons.  I humbly thank you.


The July Box will be filled with some of my favorite witchy things that I wouldn't dare practice without.  Large and small, you're going to love what I've selected for you to help celebrate my One Year Anniversary.


Again, thank you.  Keep growing with me.  Continue to discover every wonderful skill and aspect of your magick and continue to be the amazing witchy pagan people that you are!


Blessed Be )O(


Seraphine IndigoMoon

 

June 2016 - Chakra Balancing

 

What Is a Chakra? 

The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.

The Importance of the Main Chakras in the Body

These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. 

The Chakras of Matter

The first three chakras, starting at the base of the spine are chakras of matter. They are more physical in nature. 

  • First Chakra: The Muladhara is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. It encompasses the first three vertebrae, the bladder, and the colon. When this chakra is open, we feel safe and fearless. 
  • Second Chakra: The Svadhisthana chakra is our creativity and sexual center. It is located above the pubic bone, below the navel, and is responsible for our creative expression. 
  • Third Chakra: The Manipura chakra means lustrous gem and it’s the area from the navel to the breastbone. The third chakra is our source of personal power.
  • The Fourth Chakra: The Connection Between Matter and Spirit, located at the heart center, the fourth chakra, Anahata is at the middle of the seven and unites the lower chakras of matter and the upper chakras of spirit. The fourth is also spiritual but serves as a bridge between our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The heart chakra is our source of love and connection.When we work through our physical chakras, or the first three, we can open the spiritual chakras more fully.

The Chakras of Spirit

  • Fifth Chakra: The Vishuddha chakra is the fifth chakra, located in the area of the throat. This is our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak our highest truth. The fifth chakra includes the neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue. 
  • Sixth Chakra: The Ajna chakra is located in between the eyebrows. It is also referred to as the “third eye” chakra. Ajna is our center of intuition. We all have a sense of intuition but we may not listen to it or heed its warnings. Focus on opening the sixth chakra will help you hone this ability. 
  • Seventh Chakra: The Sahaswara chakra or the “thousand petal lotus” chakra is located at the crown of the head. This is the chakra of enlightenment and spiritual connection to our higher selves, others, and ultimately, to the divine. It is located at the crown of the head. 

Our bodies are in constant flux between balance and imbalance. Unless you have an apparent problem in one area of the body, imbalances can be difficult to detect. That being said, it’s good to bring awareness to your body/mind and start to learn its signals and clues.

Namaste'

Article from Chopra.com


 
 

May 2016 Element of Air Box

Element of Air Box Contains:

- Blue Calcite Stone

- Astral Travel Incense Sticks

- White Sage Smudge Stick with Abalone Shell

- Cobra Stand and Feather

- Brass Triquetra Wind Chime

- Tornado Alley Candle by Wicked Witch Mojo

- Air Invocation Poster


Element of Air

The element of Air is critical to humans and animals alike. Without it we would not survive. Its characteristics are Light, Motion and Darkness and its quality is Active. Air is the manifestation of movement, freshness, communication and of the intelligence. Sound is another manifestation of this element. As an element, it is invisible, but its reality can be felt in the air that we breathe in every day.

To connect with the power of this element, find a place with clean air and breathe deeply, touch a feather or inhale the fragrance of a heavily scented flower. Let yourself experience the energy of this element, and reflect that we also possess Air energy within ourselves.

In magical terms, Air is the power of the mind, the force of intellect, inspiration, imagination. It is ideas, knowledge, dreams and wishes. Air is the element of new life and new possibilities and is essential to spells and rituals of travel, instruction, finding lost items, some types of divination, and freedom. Air aids us in visualization, a vital technique in magic.

Air is a masculine element and governs the magick of the four winds. It is the vital spirit passing through all things, giving life to all things, moving and filling all things. 

The Element Air and its Natural Qualities

The Element of Air is a light, active element and is contrary to Earth. It is associated with the qualities of darkness, thinness and motion.

Correspondences

DIRECTION: East - the place of sunrise.
TYPE OF ENERGY: Projective.
BASIC NATURE: Flying, moving, fresh, intelligent, suspending. Sound is a manifestation of this element.
COLOR: Yellow - the yellow of the sun, the sky at dawn
PLACES: Mountaintops, wind-swept plains, cloudy skies, high towers, airports, schools, libraries, offices, travel agencies, psychiatrist's offices.
RITUALS: Travel, instruction, study, freedom, knowledge, recovering lost items.
RITUAL FORMS: Tossing objects into the air, suspending tools in high places, fanning light objects, visualization, positive thinking.
HERBS: Fragrant, as many flowers; pungent, as in culinary herbs such as dill; airy, finely-veined, or wind-swept; generally leaves.
STONES: Light stones, such as pumice; transparent stones, such as mica.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Flute, all wind instruments.
CREATURES: Spider, most birds, winged insects.
SEASON: Spring - the time of freshness.
TIME: Dawn.
MAGICKAL TOOL: Wand.
SENSE: Hearing, smell.
NATURAL SYMBOLS: A feather, incense smoke, fragrant flowers.

 
 

April 2016 50 Shades of Fae Box

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Who Are the Fae Folk?

 

The fae folk or faeries or simply Fey, are creatures with magical ability. Now they don't all just spontaneously combust into magic. Some have blatant supernatural powers (changelings, sirens, domovoy). Others are magical solely by their very existence (giants, trolls, ogres). But there is no denying the fact that most faeries are closely linked to the magical powers imbued by nature. That is perhaps why the elemental classifiers exist.

 

Faeries are referred differently across the world. In Western Europe, they are "faeries," "the good folk," "the hidden people," or "the little people." Scandinavia and Germany mostly know them as "elves" or "nixies" or "kobolds." Persian mythology sometimes attributes the term "peris" to faeries; the peris took the form of beautiful female spirits, evil for the natural troubles they caused (drought, famine, and other natural disasters) and kind for their guidance of souls toward paradise. The "jinn" are the Arabic equivalents to faeries, though they are often just invisible spirits that grant wishes in faery tales. In India, the "bongas" are considered the evil faeries.

 

 

History of the Fae Folk

 

The fae folk have been around for millennia. Folklorists have surmised that these creatures stemmed not only from legendary figures, but that they were also based on perspective differences between different cultures. The Persian myths referred to creatures such as "Peris," or "Peri," which are described as creatures that have come from the sky. After seeing the pale-skinned peoples of the north, perhaps the Persians saw the Nordic and the Slavic as Peri. This might also be true for the reverse. The Vikings speak of the "Feen" or the "Feinin," roughly translating to "Fair Ones." Then there is also the Sidhe, the "Hill People." The Sidhe, in some accounts, were also referred to as the Picts. So if you are in any way curious to know where the term "faery" or "pixie" even began to take fruit, you might start there.

 

Faeries stemmed from legends and mythology. The Welsh--particularly that of the Mabinogion (a collection of Welsh lore mixed with Arthurian-based stories)--speak of the goddess Rhiannon, whose presence can be akin to that of the Faery Queen Morgan le Fay from the Arthurian legends. In Ireland, the mythical people of the Tuatha Dé Danann were thought to be the fae folk because they worshiped the Goddess, or the Faery Queen (technically, the name translates to "peoples of the goddess Danu," but this has since been believed incorrect since Danu isn't the name of the goddess that they worship).

 

By the Middle Ages, pagan beliefs--and therefore beliefs in the supernatural faery world--were becoming less and less condoned. Gone were the superstitions about the Seven Year King, the strange blood rituals, and the fear of the Wild Hunt. Instead, majority-Christian Europe typified faeries as shameful, not-so-powerful creatures cast out from heaven. Because the faeries did not pick a side between heaven and hell, they were cast down as fallen angels, and were banished to the mortal realms to live out their punishment. The faeries live with the humans, but as fallen angels go, they exist in a parallel plane, in the faery world, hidden from mortal eyes.

 

Faeries were always believed to be either good or bad. Up until the 15th century, the classification of the fae folk was usually limited to whether they were evil spirits or benevolent ones. It wasn't until the good ole' 15th century where alchemist Paracelsus moved to classify the fae folk into four categories: air (sylphs), earth (gnomes), fire (salamanders), and water (undines). 

 

The depictions of the cute, tiny creatures with wings were mostly created from the Victorian era until the present day. Older accounts would have seen faeries looking like ethereal humans--more beautiful and absolutely more deadly, of course. But Victorian literature and artwork have managed to change that. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has depicted faeries as the small pixies that they are now generally known to be. Artist Arthur Rackham also drew faeries as these small creatures, and subsequently, many other artists took the same path.

 

 

Faeries and Magic

 

Fairy lore abounds with magic. Humans have been fascinated by them, feared them, and been annoyed by their shenanigans. It is said that fairies can be petitioned for a variety of magical purposes and will often come to the aid of humans if they believe the petitioner is sincere and approaches them with honor and respect. Here is a list of fairies and their associated purposes:

 

Protection of your home: Fu dog, BeanTighe, elves, brownies, pixies, Kolbalds, Geancanach

Prosperity: Leprechauns, gnomes

Protection and healing of animals: elves, gnomes, Leprechauns (they especially love horses), zips, brown men, brownies, Twlwwyth Tegs, BeanTighe

Protection and healing of people: Beantighe, gnomes, elves, heaven dogs, chili, fu dog, Dinnshenchas, brownies

Lost Objects: Knockers, merfolk, gnomes, elves

Protection of enviornment: gnomes, elves, Merfolk, undines, Water guardians, dryads, sylphs

Love spells: Nymphs, Moerare

Fertlity: Moerare, Beantighe, gnomes

 

 

Candle Magick for Fairies

 

Magenta- This is a good candle to burn with other candles when you need a speedier result.

Yellow- Good for working with the air elemental fae- bringing quick changes, mental creativity and developing your mind.

White- calm and peace, spirit guidance, direction

Red- Use with Fire Elementals, courage, sexual relations

Gold -Solar fae, money and prosperity, good luck

Black -good for binding spells.

Blue-ending depression, changes in your spiritual dealings light, use when working with water faerie and Elementals, peace, healing.

Green- good luck, good when working with earth faerie such as leprechauns, gnomes and elves bringing balance, fertility, quick money

Orange- renewing confidence, changing your luck for the better

Pink- love, healing, emotional matters

 

Faerie Likes and Dislikes

 

Likes:

  • Tidiness, order, and cleanliness, especially in the kitchen
  • Bread and cake – little bits set out in the evening
  • Something that clearly invites them. The faerie door is a good example.
  • Milk or water, set out in the evening, perhaps in a nice thimble (but not one made of iron or steel)
  • Glittery and shiny things – small bells, marbles, jewelry (no iron or steel)
  • Music – light, happy music, even singing in the shower can help
  • Low lighting – they are most often seen at dusk and dawn, but a small candle (electric is okay) can guide them to your home

 

Dislikes:

  • Iron things. Especially scissors left out in plain view. Pins, knives, anything made of iron will frighten them, sometimes.
  • Clutter, disorder, stacks of things that haven’t been sorted, and so on
  • Bells. I know that some faeries like bells, but they are their own bells. If your cat wears a bell, or you have a very rude alarm clock, or something like that, the     noise may drive away the faeries.
  • Water. Many “psychic” experiences are attributed to a deep, hidden stream under a building. Some faeries are the opposite: They don’t like to cross a stream,       hidden or visible. (Then again, we have plenty of faeries who live in or near the water, so this isn’t a firm rule.)
  • Looking them in the eye. It is said that you can gain control over a faerie, especially a Leprechaun, if you look him/her straight in the eye and hold that gaze.
 
 

February 2016 - Element of Earth

 

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The Element of Earth 


Earth is the foundation from which all living things grow and are nourished.  All other elements, Air, Fire and Water, take form and thrive on the Earth making it fertile and rich. It is the first fountain from whence all things spring; it is the center, foundation and mother of all things.


Earth is the element of stability, foundations and of the body. The Earth is the realm of wisdom, knowledge, strength, growth and prosperity. It is also the physical Earth on which we live and the very heart of life. It is essential in spells and rituals of prosperity, business, fertility and stability. Earth is a feminine element and governs stone and knot magic.


The Earth can be viewed as our mother, with its fertile and nurturing farmland, providing all Earth's creatures with nourishment and shelter. The earth takes on qualities of the other elements, whether it is the dry, dusty and hot aspects of Fire and Air, as is found in deserts. Or the moist and fluid aspects of Water, in swamps, marshlands and fens. In its physical manifestations, such as stones, rocks, crystals and gems, the element of Earth represents the densest of the elements.


The Earth is the womb from which all things spring, pressing your hand against fresh soil, you can feel its vitality, stability and earthiness. In its fertile soil, we've grown the food that provides life, on its surface we live out our lives, and when the time to return to the Goddess and God comes, we are interred in the earth.


We couldn't exist in this form without the Earth. But our planet is simply a manifestation of this element on the physical plane, each of the elements exist in the astral planes as pure energy. This Earth energy not only exists within ourselves but also throughout the universe at large.



Correspondences


DIRECTION: North - the place of greatest darkness.
TYPE OF ENERGY: Receptive.
BASIC NATURE: Fertile, moist, nurturing, stabilizing, grounding. Gravity is a manifestation of this element.
COLOR: Green - from the color of living plants
PLACES: Caves, canyons, forests, groves, valleys, fields, farms, gardens, parks, plant nurseries, farmer's markets, kitchens, baby nurseries, basements, mines, holes.
RITUALS: Money, prosperity, fertility, stability, grounding, employment.
RITUAL FORMS: Burying, planting, making images in soil or sand.
HERBS: Earth-smelling plants, such as patchouli and vetivert; mosses and lichens; nuts; dry and stiff plants; heavy, low-growing plants; generally roots.
STONES: Heavy or opaque, as in coal; green, as in emerald and peridot. Moss Agate, Tree Agate.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Drum, all percussion instruments.
CREATURES: Dogs, horse, earthworm, gopher, ant, cow, burrowing animals.
SEASON: Winter - the time of darkness.
TIME: Night.
MAGICKAL TOOL: Pentacle.
SENSE: Touch.
NATURAL SYMBOLS: Salt, clay dish of fresh soil, rocks, sheaves of wheat, acorns.
TYPES OF MAGICK RULES: Gardening, magnet, image, stone, tree, knot, binding.
GODDESSES: Ceres, Demeter, Gaea, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon.
GODS: Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz.


 

January 2016 - Imbolc

 

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Imbolc 


For many Pagans, Wiccans and Witches, February 2nd marks an important holiday:  Imbolc.  Imbolc is one of four major 

pagan sabbats on the Wheel on the Year.  Imbolc, pronounced (em-BOWLK or im-BULK) is a traditional Celtic pagan holiday that occurs between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  It is a time to honor the re-birth of the Sun as the days begin to grow longer in light.   Although it is attributed to the ancient Celts, ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and indigenous groups are also believed to have celebrated an equivalent holiday where time divination was practiced.


Also called Brigid's Day, Imbolc honors the Celtic Goddess of fertility, midwifery and small children and babies.  Some Pagans pay tribute to the Goddess Brigid by lighting multiple candles on their altar or in their homes to encourage the lengthening of daylight and invoking the Goddess through prayer.  Some may plant seeds or buds at this time and ask the Goddess to bless their newly planted crops and plants.  Imbolc is a time to celebrate the growth of new life and the coming of spring.


The word Imbolc is derived from Old Irish and means "in the belly" or "ewe's milk".  Herd animals have usually given birth to their offspring or their bellies are full with impeding life and they are producing nourishing milk to feed their newborns.


In modern times, this is a time for us to break ties with old habits and patterns of the previous and welcome newly formed endeavors, relationships, careers, homes, activities or rededication to our spiritual path. 


Celebrate the Re-Birth, Nuture the Re-Growth and Rejoice in Re-Union with fertility and prosperity 

for the New Year.


Deities of Imbolc:  All Virgin/Maiden Goddess, Brigid, Aradia, Athena, Aengus Og, Eros, Februus, Gaia


Symbols of Imbolc:  Re-Birth, Re-Growth, Re-Union, Fertility


Symbolic Tools:  Brigid's Cross, Corn Dollies, Besoms, Ploughs, Acorn Wands, White Flowers


Herbs of Imbolc:  Angelica, Basil, Bay, Blackberry, Coltsfoot, Heather, Myrrh, Violets and white or yellow flowers


Foods of Imbolc:  Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Raisins, Spiced Wines, Herbal Teas, Poppyseed Muffins, Sunflower seeds, muffins, scones


Colors:  White, Pink, Yellow, Light Green


Stones:  Amethyst, Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Onyx, Turquoise


Incense of Imbolc:  Bay, Basil, Wisteria, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Myrrh


Activities:  Stone gatherings, candle lighting, searching for signs of spring, decorating ploughs, bonfires, making a wand, making Brigid's Cross

 

December 2015 - Yule~Winter Solstice

Yule~Winter Solstice


On Yule or the Winter Solstice, we experience the shortest day, and the longest night of the entire year. We celebrate the suns “rebirth” as the Oak King makes way for the Holly King's ruling of the winter season.


This is a time for reflection and introspection.  As the days are dark with winter, it is a time for us to go within our own darkness to discover the things we wish to burn away to clear the way for new blessings to fill its place.  This is also a time to observe nature and the changing environment as animals and creatures prepare for their winter slumber.  The trees have shed their leaves, the flowers have blossomed and are dormant, the birds have followed the warmer currents to southern destinations and we ourselves have prepared our homes & families, pantries and supplies to carry us through the cold, icy and snowy season that is about to unfold.


The full moon after Yule 2015 falls on December 25th and  is considered to be the most powerful of the year. It is a wonderful time to do magick, especially ones for renewal, prosperity, new beginnings, fresh starts, happiness and self-fulfillment.  It is also a time to lay before your altar all of your ritual tools and spell crafting items for the New Year to be blessed and consecrated by the Moon. 


Symbols and Objects of Yule: Holly, oak trees, sunshine, pine cones, pine trees, stars, yule tree, yule logs, deer, snow fairies, elves, candles

Colors: Red, Silver, Gold, White, Green

Herbs & Plants: holly, ivy, frankincense, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cedar, rosemary, evergreens

Incense & oils: frankincense, cinnamon, sandalwood, nutmeg, pine

 

November 2015 - Element of Water ~ May You Never Thirst

 

THE ELEMENT OF WATER: MAY YOU NEVER THIRST


As the Wheel of the Year turns, we find ourselves facing West. Hail! and Welcome, Guardians of the West, keepers of the ELEMENT OF WATER!


The Element of Water is a necessity for the growth and sustainability of life.  We cannot live without it nor can most animals and plant life.  Some scholars say that life begins in water.  After we are conceived, we grow and are nutured in a watery environment until we meet the outside world.


Water is cleansing, healing and intuitive.  It is a feminine element that represents emotions, wisdom, purification & purity, the subconscious and movement. Physical water is transforming as it is the only element that can assume multiple states of being.  Water is liquid, flowing, rushing and cascading.  Water is solid, cold, isolating and icy.  Water is light and vaporous, misty, floating in its evaporated state. It can come in the form of a soothing river current, a rushing rapid sweeping over rocks and boulders, an overwhelming tidal wave encompassing all it encounters, the fiery of a hurricane bringing force and destruction or a gentle rain that refreshes crops and plant life.


Water personalities are spiritual, emotional, sensitive and very intuitive, often becoming involved in psychic work or mediumship. They approach life from a feeling perspective, rather than a thinking one, and can be quite spontaneous. 


Water moves obstacles, refreshes our spirit and heals wounds to make way for new events to develop in our life.  Water consecrates tools and altars and washes away negativity during spiritual baths and sacred space cleansings. 



Some correspondences to THE ELEMENT OF WATER are:


Direction:  West

Gender:  Female

Season:  Autumn

Energy:  Receptive

Qualities:  moist, heavy, cold, passive

Magical Power:  To Dare

Elemental Being:  Undine

Mythological Beings:  Mermaid/Mermen; Sea Monsters (Loch Ness, Water Horse)

Symbols:  Shell, Ocean, River, Lake, rain, fog

Ritual Tools:  Chalice, cup, bowl, cauldron, mirror

Colors:  Blue, turquoise, aqua, grey, green, indigo and black

Sense: taste

Metals:  Silver, Mercury, copper

Herbs:  Lotus, mosses, ferns,water lilies, gardenia, feverfew

Trees:  Birch, Cherry, Apple, Apricot, Elm, Rose and Willow

Stones: Aquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, lapis, moonstone sodalite and flourite

Animals:  Dragon, water snakes, fish, dolphin, whale, frog, turtle, swan, otter, starfish

Zodiacs:  Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Planets: Moon, Venus

Hour: Dusk

Day:  Monday, Friday

Life Cycle:  Adulthood, Mother, Father

Types of Magicks:  Divination, Dream work, Astral Travel, Healing, Fertility

Goddesss: Yemaya, Aphrodite, Isis

Gods: Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon, Dylan



MAY YOU NEVER THIRST!


 

October 2015 Samhain Sabbat Ancestor Box

SAMHAIN


Samhain (Summer's End) is one of our four Greater Sabbats, the highest holy day of witches. It is a cross quarter day, situated beyween Mabon and Yule . Samhain is a major festival with several aspects. It is new year's eve for witches, as well as our third and final harvest festival. Samhain inaugurates Winter, is the final chance to dry herbs for winter storage, and a night when fairies supposedly afoot working mischief. It is also the Day of the Dead for us as it was for the Celts, Egyptians and ancient Mexicans, the night when we remember our loved ones and honor our ancestors. We also celebrate reincarnation and note the absence the Sun (the god), who will be reborn at Winter Solstice as the Child of Promise. Astrologically, Samhain marks the rising of the Pleiades.


Late October was the nut harvest for Celts, and the time for salting winter's supply of meat. Scholars disagree on this, but many fix this date as the Celtic New Year. November 1 is the actual date of Samhain but like other Celtic derived festivals it is celebrated on its eve. November 1 is New Year's Day for witches, as it was for the Babylonians.


Samhain is the Witch's New Year. This is the time of year when the veil between the world of the dead and the world of the living is said to be it's thinnest. Spirits and souls of loved ones are said to have more power and ability to visit us. This is the time of year for remembering and honoring our dead, and many people will leave a plate of food and a glass of wine out for wandering spirits. (This is often called the Feast of Hekate) Samhain is also a time for personal reflection, and for recognizing our faults and flaws and creating a method for rectifying them.


In the Celtic Tradition, the year begins at Samhain, this is the most powerful night of the year to perform divination. Divination is done in many forms but all seek to establish a look ahead, whether the answer appears good or bad. Samhain is also considered to start the reign of the God or the dark time of the Year when the Sun goes lower each day and begins to weaken.

Decorate your altar with photographs of dead loved ones, pumpkin lanterns, oak leaves, apples, nuts and sage. Incenses associated with this festival include nutmeg, mint and sage, and the colous black and orange.

Samhain is celebrated as the Dia de los Muertos in Mexico (Day of the Dead--usually held on November 1) and All Saints Day (also on November 1) by the Catholic church.

Some correspondences for Samhain are:


Activities and Rituals:
End of summer, honoring of the dead, scrying divination, last harvest, meat harvest, Dumb Supper, seance, Rune or Bones readings
Incense:
Copal, sandalwood, mastic resin, benzoin, sweetgrass, wormwood, mugwort, sage, myrrh or patchouli
Tools:
besom, cauldron, tarot, obsidian ball, pendulum, runes, oghams, Ouija boards, black cauldron or bowl filled with black ink or water, or magick mirror
Ideas and Activities:
Leave milk and honey for the fae folk

Make resolutions, write them on a small piece of parchment, and burn in a candle flame, preferably a black votive candle within a cauldron on the altar.

Wear costumes that reflect what you hope or wish for in the upcoming year.

Carve a jack-o-lantern and place a candle in it.

Stones/Gems:
Black obsidian, jasper, carnelian, onyx, smoky quartz, jet, bloodstone
Colors:
Black, orange, red
Symbols & Decorations:
apples, autumn flowers, acorns, bat, black cat, bones, corn stalks, colored leaves, crows, death/dying, divination and the tools associated with it, ghosts, gourds, Indian corn, jack-o-lantern, nuts , oak leaves, pomegranates, pumpkins, scarecrows, scythes, waning moon
Foods:
apples, apple dishes, cider, meat (traditionally this is the meat harvest) especially pork, mulled cider with spices, nuts-representing resurrection and rebirth, nuts, pomegranates, potatoes, pumpkins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds, squash.
Deities:
Anubis, Arianrhod, Astarte, Baba Yaga Beansidhe (Banshee), Belili, Bran, Cailleach Beara, Cernunnos, Cerridwen, Crone , Dark Lord & Lady, Demeter, Hathor, Hecate, Hel, Horned God, Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, Kali, Kore, Lakshmi, Lilith, the Morrigan, Nephthys, Odin, Osiris, Oya, Persephone, Pomona, Rhiannon, Tlazoteotl
Herbs and Flowers:
almond, apple leaf , autumn joy sedum, bay leaf, calendula, Cinnamon, Cloves cosmos, garlic, ginger , hazelnut, hemlock cones, mandrake root, marigold, mums, mugwort (to aid in divination), mullein seeds , nettle, passionflower, pine needles, pumpkin seeds, rosemary (for remembrance of our ancestors), rue, sage, sunflower petals and seeds, tarragon, wild ginseng, wormwood
Animals:
stag, cat, bat, owl, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion, heron, crow, robin.
Work:
sex magick, release of bad habits, banishing, fairy magick, divination of any kind, candle magick, astral projection, past life work, dark moon mysteries, mirror spells (reflection), casting protection , inner work, propitiation, clearing obstacles, uncrossing, inspiration, workings of transition or culmination, manifesting transformation,creative visualization, contacting those who have departed this plane

 

September 2015 Mabon~Autumn Equinox Sabbat Box

 

Mabon~Autumn Equinox


The Wheel of the Year is turning once again as we are approaching the second harvest celebration.  Mabon, also known as the Autumn Equinox, comes between September 21 - 23.  Similar to Thanksgiving, it is a time to celebrate the harvest and gather with family to share and enjoy the fruits of our labor from the spring and summer months.  Mabon also reminds us that the cycle of life is like the harvest of the fields.  All things journey a cycle.  While the harvest may have ended, a new beginning will be planted in due time.


Mabon signals a day of balance like it's counterpart Ostara, when daylight is equal to night.  Once Mabon has passed, the nights begin to grow longer in preparation for the coming winter season.  The foliage will begin to change soon and the animal world is also beginning to prepare for a cold winter slumber.  In Greek lore, the Goddess Persephone is making her transition to the Underworld to be with Hades.


Mabon gets its name from the Welsh God, who was known as the Son of Light or the Young Divine. Legend tells of how he was stolen from his mother Modron, the Healer, Protector and Guardian of the Outerworld, when he was just three nights old or three years old depending on which variation of the story you read.  While in captivity, Mabon grew from the wisdom of the Stag, Owl, Eagle, Blackbird and Salmon, strengthening him to be able to free himself to be reborn as his mother's champion, the Son of Light.  His story tells us that even when we find ourselves in darkness, there are lessons to be learned there and we can once again be reborn into the Light.


Some correspondences to Mabon are:


COLORS:  Green, Brown, Orange, Rust, Red, Golden Yellow and Maroon


GEMSTONES:   Yellow Agate, Tiger's Eye, Yellow Topaz, Carnelian, Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli


ACTIVITIES:   Making wreaths or besoms; Bringing in the harvest; Preparing a feast to share with family and friends; Placing apples on gravestones; Giving offerings to the land; Taking walks through a forest or park; Participating in a food fundraiser; Gathering seeds and acorns


DECORATIONS AND SYMBOLS:   Fallen leaves, wheat stalks, acorns, pines cones, pomegrante, Indian corn, cornucopia, red fruits, poppies and cypress cones


FOODS:  Apples, acorns, dried nuts, cornbread, vegetable stews, berries, corn, beans, potatoes, onions, wine, ale and cider


HERBS:  Solomon's Seal, Passionflower, Fern, Honeysuckle, Myrrh, Hops, Sage, Marigold (Calendula), Milkweed, Tobacco, Pine, Sage and Cedar


INCENSE:  Frankincense, Sage, Benzoin, Cedar, Jasmine, Apple blossom and Sweetgrass


MAGICKS/SPELLWORK:  Harmony, Balance, Protection, Prosperity, Success, Renewal and Self-Love and Self-Confidence


GODDESSES:  Modron, Demeter, Persephone, Morgan, Pamona and The Muses


GODS:  Mabon, Thoth, The Green Man, Thor and Hermes


 

August 2015 Element of Fire Box

 

The Element of Fire


As we make our way around the Circle, we find ourselves facing South. Hail and Welcome, Guardians of the South, Keepers of the ELEMENT OF FIRE. 


Fire is essential to our survival.  It is both renewing and destructive.  It's warmth can sustain us or obliterate all it engulfs.  Through the burning of kindling, the blazing and crackling of the flame, we can benefit from the energy of fire by calling on its aspects of motion and manifestation.  Fire clears away stagnant, dormant and unproductive energies and returns us to our fruitful state.


Fire is an active element.  It is always in motion.  It is masculine and astrologically ruled by the Sun.  Its aspects are willpower, passion, love, lust, creativity, determination, energetic, manifestation and sensuality.  Fire is used in candle magick, herbal magick, spells and rituals for renewal, change, transformation, purification, emotional healing, healing of illnesses, luck and prosperity, sex, breaking of bad habits and divination. 


Some correspondences of fire are:


DIRECTION: South. 
TYPE OF ENERGY: Projective, Masculine
BASIC NATURE: Purifying, destructive, cleansing, energetic, sexual, forceful. Heat is a manifestation of this element.
COLOR: Red, Orange, Yellow, Gold.
GEOMETRICAL SHAPE: Tetrahedron.

ALCHEMICAL SYMBOL: Upward pointing triangle.

ENVIRONMENTS: Deserts, hot springs, volcanoes, ovens, fireplaces, bedrooms (for sex), weight rooms, locker rooms, saunas, athletic fields.
RITUALS: Protection, courage, sex, energy, strength, authority, banishing negativity.
RITUAL FORMS: Burning or smoldering; heating.
HERBS: Basil, garlic, juniper, cinnamon, chilli peppers, sunflowers and desert-dwelling plants such as cacti.
STONES: Red jasper, lava stone, fire agate, fire opal, ruby, carnelian, citrine, tiger's eye.
CREATURES: Snake, cricket, lizard, praying mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion, shark.
SEASON: Summer.
TIME: Noon.

DAYS: Sunday and Tuesday.

METALS: Brass, gold and steel.

ELEMENTALS:  Salamander.

MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES: Phoenix, Djinn, Dragon.
MAGICKAL TOOL: Knife/Athame, boline, wand, staff and candle.

TYPES OF MAGICK: Purification, exorcism, healing, protection, banishing and success.
SENSE: Sight.

CHAKRA: Solar Plexus.
ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
GODDESSES: Brigid, Oya, Hestia, Arani, Freya, Fuchi, Sekhmet, Mahuika, Li, Pele, Vesta.
GODS: Agni, Hepaetus, Horus, Promtheus, Vulcan.

 
 

July 2015 Lughnasadh Sabbat Box

 

Lughnasadh~Lammas 

Lughnasadh/Lammas is the first of the harvest Sabbats on the Wheel of the Year.  It is the time of year to celebrate the ripened and bountiful harvests of the Earth.  We give thanks to the Divine for the abundance She brings.  Celebrate and enjoy rituals and workings for continued prosperity with this Lughnasadh Sabbat Box.  Blessed Be! Let's take a closer look at the Box of the Month.


Wicce Witch Box Lughnasadh Sabbat Box items include:

Yellow Lughnasadh Sabbat Candle – ($10 value) 7 inch Pillar candle. Dress your candle with ritual oil and burn in celebration of Lughnasadh. Visualize yourself receiving continued prosperity and abundance as the flames of the candle sends the smoke of your intentions into the Universe.


Star Candle Holder – ($2 value) To be used when burning candles


6-Pack Sample Herb Kit – ($10 value)
Agrimony: Overcoming fear & inner blockages; dispelling negative emotions.  Also used for reversing spells.  Wards off evil entities and poison.  Use in a wash or oil to increase the effectiveness of all forms of healing rituals.

Bergamot: Money, prosperity, protection from evil and illness, improving memory, stopping interference and promoting restful sleep.  Carry in a sachet while gambling to draw luck and money.  Very powerful for attracting success.  Burn during ritual to increase its power.
Comfrey: Uses include increase in money, safety during travel, workings involving stability, endurance and matters relating to real estate or property.  Put some in your luggage to help prevent loss or theft.  Use in money spells and incense.
Rosemary: Used in kitchen witchery. Carried and used in healing rituals for good health.  Used in love/lust spells.  Burned as incense for purification and removing negative energy.  Associated with faeries.
Rose Hips: Used in healing spells and mixtures.  Brings good luck, calls in good spirits.
Yarrow Flower: Uses include healing, handfasting & weddings and divination.  Draws love. Wards off negative energy and fear. Promotes courage, confidence and psychic opening.  Frequently used in marriage charms.


Lughnasadh Ritual Oil – ($6 value) *Hand-blended ritual oil.  Sweet Almond Oil, Rosemary essential oil, Jasmine essential oil, and other essential oils, Citrine crystal.  Use this oil to dress your Lughnasadh Sabbat Candle before burning.


Lughnasadh Loose Incense – ($5 value) *Hand-mixed loose incense to be burned on charcoal disks in a fire safe cauldron or vessel.  Made with rosemary, patchouli, rose petals, sandalwood, frankincense resin and cedar essential oil.


Lughnasadh Abundance Spell – From the Book of Shadows of Seraphine IndigoMoon


Citrine Stone - It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune.


Carnelian Stone – Attracts prosperity, new resources and good luck.  Used as a talisman for success in money making ventures.  Lends courage and confidence.  Promotes ambition, drive and determination.


Dragon’s Blood Incense Sticks – ($8 value) Burned to dispel negativity, exorcise evil supernatural entities, courage, purification, attract love, and restore male potency. Many Witches also burn dragon's blood for protection when spell casting and invoking. When added to other incenses, dragon's blood makes their magickal powers all the stronger.

SURPRISE ITEMS!
($12 value) Ginger Mint Achy Muscle Salve
*Handmade salve with Beeswax, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil infused with organic Ginger and black peppercorn, Peppermint Essential oil and other Essential oils.  Rub salve on achy and sore muscles, hands and feet. For external use only.  Please keep aware from eyes and broken skin.
($6 value)  Faux Sunflower in Pot with Floating Butterfly
In ancient times during Lughnasadh, the sunflower was carried by priestesses and crowns were made of sunflowers to dress their heads.  During this time of year, the sunflower is full with its seeds.  They are a symbol of fertility and abundance.  Lughnasadh altars are often decorated with sunflowers.

* Handmade, Hand mixed and Hand blended items crafted by Seraphine IndigoMoon using her personal recipes from her Book of Shadows