Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Imbolc Incense Recipe

The coven is busy preparing for Imbolc. Here is the incense we whipped up last weekend.
This powered incense can be cast into the fire or burned on a charcoal briquette.
3 parts Myrrh
3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Dragon's Blood
1 part Cinnamon
1 part Benzoin
1/2 part Sandalwood

Blend each ingredient in a coffee grinder (dedicated to this purpose)
Combine powders in a red or yellow bowl.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 Sabbat Dates

The Sabbats are based on astrological times. Culturally, we celebrate Beltane on May 1st, but the actual cross quarter time always falls a few days later, around the fifth of May. I personally recognize & honor the power of both days. All of the following times listed are in Universal Time.

February 3rd, 22:30

Spring Equinox
March 20,

May 5,

Summer Solstice
June 21,

August 7,

Autumn Equinox
September 22, 03:09

November 7,

Winter Solstice
December 21,

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 New Moon Dates

January 15, 07:11

February 14, 02:51

March 15, 21:01

April 14, 12:29

May 14, 01:04

June 12, 11:15

July 11, 19:40

August 10, 03:08

September 8, 10:30

October 7, 18:44

November 6, 04:52

December 5, 17:36

Please note that all the times listed are in Universal Time.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 Full Moon Dates

The above image is the New Year's Eve Blue Moon.

January 30, 06:18

February 28, 16:38

March 30, 02:25

April 28, 12:18

May 27, 23:07

June 26, 11:30

July 26, 01:37

August 24, 17:05

September 23, 09:17

October 23, 01:36

November 21, 17:27

December 21, 08:13

Please note that all the times listed are in Universal Time.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Autumn Equinox Botanicals

Herbs associated with the Autumn Equinox, also known as Mabon:
acorns, apple, asters, benzoin, chamomile, ferns, frankincense, grains,
honeysuckle, marigold,
milkweed, mistletoe, mums, myrrh, oak leaves,
passionflower, pine, rose hips, rosemary, Rue, sage,
Solomon's seal,
thistles, tobacco, saffron, straw, sunflower, walnut, wheat, yarrow,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Full Moon in Pisces

The Full Moon in Pisces is the a double whammy of energy if you want to weave magic relating to psychic powers, divination, dreams or spiritual awakening. The moon is a planet of intuition and mysteries. In her fullness, she brings the full power of the lady who rules that which must be seen without seeing, heard without hearing, and felt, but is beyond reach.

The moon in Pisces is the time to weave magic around divination, dreams, psychic healing, rest and relaxation, fantasy, and spiritual awakening.

To have both together is exemplary for rituals that would:

  • expand your powers as a diviner of Tarot, Astrology, Numerology, Dream work and the Tree of Life.

  • deepen your understanding of herb magic, stone magic, animal magic, and the alchemy of mixing oils, incense, and any other kinds ingredients for magical use.

  • initiation into The Mysteries

  • open yourself to greater spiritual awakening

  • dedications and thanks to the dark goddess

Keep in mind that Pisces is ruled by Jupiter (primary) and Neptune (secondary). So there is also the opportunity to use this time to weave magic around making your business dreams come true. Of course the day of the week also has influence from it's planetary ruler, so keep in mind how that would add to your ritual. For example, if the full moon in Pisces landed on a Friday, which is ruled by Venus, then you have the additional aspects of love magic or money magic to work with.

As for myself, I took advantage of the new moon in Leo that just passed to weave some business expansion magic and I will use this full moon to give thanks for the fact that it tripled my income!

Away with the Faeries

Been in Ireland over the summer and had a great time with family. I carefully visited a fairy fort near my parents house. I came bearing roses & other garden flowers. Fairy forts are seen as entrances to the world of Tuatha De Danann, peoples of the Goddess Danu, also known as the "Good People".

A neighbor told me a story about a mean landowner, Mrs. Burns, who purposefully disrespected the ring fort to show the superstitious people in the village how foolish they were. She danced in the middle of the ring, stomping and shouting. She was struck down and was in a wheelchair the rest of her life.