Magical Herbs: Clove

The Nemeton

At this time of year, the clove gets used a lot in cooking. Like many, many other herbs in your spice cupboard, clove has magical properties as well as culinary.

The clove is also known as Syzygium aromaticum and the part of the plant that we utilize is actually a dried flower bud.

Clove’s magical powers involve love, protection, exorcism, and money.

Burning clove as an incense will drive away negative/hostile forces and purify an area as well as attract wealth, stop people from gossiping about you, and raise spiritual vibrations.

Carrying or wearing cloves (i.e. clove oil) will attract the opposite sex and can comfort the grieving.

Have you ever used clove in magical workings?

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Magical Herbs: Clove

Devo Magix: A Sa for Protection

The Twisted Rope

The Sa was a commonly used amulet in the Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt and literally represented “protection”. We’re not entirely sure what the Sa was exactly- some people think it was a life-preserver of sorts, others think that it was a rolled up herdsman’s shelter (Wilkinson, Reading Egyptian Art, 197). Regardless of what the Sa actually was, it became a symbol used largely for protective purposes- and that protection could range from childbirth to traveling and was often held by deities such as Tawaret and Bes.

For this project, we’re going to create a Sa out of fabric that you can use to protect yourself, your family, or whatever you want. The supplies you’ll need are:

  • Scissors
  • Fabric (I chose red)
  • Cordage or yarn in whatever color you’d like
  • Markers (I chose black)

Sa supplies

You will want to start by cutting your fabric into a rectangular shape. Make sure that…

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Devo Magix: A Sa for Protection

What Planet Dominates You?

An Upturned Soul

Freddie_Mercury_by_skullFreddie Mercury by ~skull

As you may be able to tell from the image above… Mercury is the dominant planet of my natal chart. And it explains a lot about me. I am very Mercurial – subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind. I could blame that trait on other planetary placements and aspects, but why bother when I can blame Mercury!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… even if repetition causes massive eye-rolling in me, mostly when others repeat themselves, because I give myself semi carte blanche for behaviour which annoys me in others but is cute when I do it… astrology gives awesome excuses for things which other systems don’t, and since quite a few people are frightened of astrology, astrological references send them running for cover and makes them forget they had demanded an explanation from you for why you did…

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What Planet Dominates You?

Star Goddesses of the Bible

Ostara, The Hippie Love Angel

KATHERINE-SKAGGS-1138.white-owl-woman(Photo Credit: Owl Woman by Katherine Skaggs)

Last week, I was awakened at seven o’clock in the morning with the mists of a dream still swirling around my brain. And like a good mother I got up and instead of blogging like I wanted to, made some notes in my journal and took care of my kids. So now I finally have some time to get it all down.

 I saw the Goddesses of the Bible sectioned into five categories that resembled the five pointed star, with a great circle around it called the Pentacle.  The Pentacle is a symbol of the covenant of faith in many spiritual paths but most notably in Wicca. It is an amulet used in magical evocation and is also used as a sigil of spiritual protection from negative energies. Much like the five pointed star of the policeman, it is a talisman of identity, and strength.

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Star Goddesses of the Bible

7 Holistic Ways of Unblocking Sexual Energy

Yes Lawd!

Holistic Change

Golden Sensual Goddess Holistic Change

As the days get lighter, the sap starts rising. If you are not feeling it, your body is not responding in time with the rest of nature. You could need a bit of help restoring your energy levels and unblock sexual energy. Sexuality and creativity are closely linked as shown in the Tarot Major Arcana by The Empress archetype, so whether or not you want to get your mojo on to get it on or you just need to free up some creative inspiration, feel free to follow the 7 holistic tips below.

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7 Holistic Ways of Unblocking Sexual Energy

It’s Mercury Retrograde: Don’t Panic!

rik silfies-potter

Mercury turns retrograde three times this year, and this event sends many witches and other magickal folk into a state of paranoia. While it is certainly something to be cautious about, it doesn’t necessarily mean your world is going to fall apart. Many folks tend to focus on the harmful side of a Mercury Retrograde, and completely ignore the beneficial aspects of this celestial event. So, what exactly is a Mercury Retrograde?

When viewed from Earth, the planet Mercury usually moves in a forward direction (Direct), but 3-4 times a year it appears to be moving backward (Retrograde). This is an optical illusion, as it is not really going backward, it only appears to when viewed from Earth. All planets go retrograde at one point or another, so why all this attention on Mercury? Well, each of the planets have energies that affect various aspects of life, such as relationships, career, health and…

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It’s Mercury Retrograde: Don’t Panic!

Seals from the 6th and 7th Books of Moses and The Pentacles of Solomon

AMERICAN WITCH

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TALISMANIC SEALS from the 6th & 7th BOOKS OF MOSES

The talismans, or seals, described are authentic reproductions form the book which is sometimes called “Moses Magical Spirit Art”. According to tradition, the designs have many magnificent powers. They were taken from ancient Hebrew Holy Books and have been passed down through the ages until today when multitudes of believers carry or use them with faith in their effectiveness to bring results by magical means.

The legend is given, through no claims of supernatural powers are made for the talisman. They are carried in purse or packet as a secret possession, and usually protected by placing them in a small bag or carrying case. The most popular carrier is made of red flannel, but any clean cloth, leather, or other protector can be utilized.

For those who wish to learn the specific conjurations, evocations, and explanations of…

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Seals from the 6th and 7th Books of Moses and The Pentacles of Solomon