Sun & Sabbats: Celebrating the 8 Most Important Wiccan Holidays

Sun & Sabbats: Celebrating the 8 Most Important Wiccan Holidays

Sun & Sabbats: Celebrating the 8 Most Important Wiccan Holidays

Pagans love celebrating sabbats as the Wheel of the Year keeps turning continuously. Every Wiccan festivity is an opportunity to get together with fellow Wiccans, friends, and families, engaging in celebratory feasts, merrymaking and spiritual and personal development.

Wicca is mostly regarded as an unorganized religion due to the lack of any major holy text. Moreover, the religion does not follow any standardized rituals nor does it have any designated location for worship. Most of the rituals, rules, and details are defined by independent traditions, individual practitioners and covens. However, Wicca consists of a formational center that all practitioners of the religion abide by: the Wheel of the Year.

Wiccan holidays or Sabbats celebrate the journey of the earth around the sun, which is known as the Wheel of the Year.

These holidays occur according to seasons and the natural rhythms of the earth. Commemorating the holidays is regarded as turning the wheel by Wiccans.

 

The Wheel of the Year

“Through the Goddess, we can discover our strength, enlighten our minds, own our bodies, and celebrate our emotions.” – Starhawk

The Wheel of the Year
The Wheel of the Year

It refers to the 8 main festivals that are celebrated by Wiccans during the calendar year. Although there are many other minor sabbats that are celebrated every now and then, these 8 holidays form the core of Wicca and are prominently featured on the wheel. These Wiccan holidays honor the cycles of life, the changing of seasons and revere the Earth and its gifts. The sabbats are an occasion for the practitioners to get together with their covens and informal circles for rituals and celebrations. Even solitary practitioners can connect their energy with thousands of other Wiccans across the world by performing the sabbat rituals on these auspicious days.

Wiccans and Pagans consider most things as cyclical. Hence, the image of the wheel is highly significant which represents the belief of recurrence. The holidays are based on the yearly birth and demise of the sun and the 8 main holidays highlight the most widely accepted periods for seasonal celebrations.

 

Celebrating Sabbats

“Magic is natural. It is a harmonious movement of energies to create a needed change.” – Scott Cunningham

How exactly do you celebrate sabbats? Well, that’s simple. Just like the practice of Wicca does not conform to any fixed details, the celebrations are not bound by any specific rituals. However, there are some common elements that focus on the relationship between God and Goddess, the time and the season of the year. For instance, the themes for Wiccan holidays celebrated during spring & summer are abundance and fertility, while sabbats celebrated during the autumn focus on harvesting.

These rituals are followed by a celebratory meal with sumptuous food and drink. The events may be grand or simple and can include a casual Wiccan circle, a coven or even a single practitioner. It is common for Wiccan circles, covens and pagan groups to conduct the rituals in public places so that more people may take an interest in the religion, observe, understand and learn the practice of Wicca. This also helps to remove all the misconceptions associated with religion. While other groups prefer to celebrate the sabbat rituals in strict privacy.

The rituals, decorations, and food depend on a specific sabbat and the season. Rituals are often devoted to various aspects of gods and goddesses by witches according to the Wheel of the Year. They also present appropriate offerings & decorate the altar based on the sabbat’s themes and the existing season.

 

The Eight Wiccan holidays

“Magic is not always serious or solemn. It is a joyous celebration and merging with the life-force.” – Scott Cunningham

The Wiccan sabbats include 4 solar holidays and 4 earth festivals. The solar holidays comprise 2 equinoxes and 2 solstices commemorating the yearly journey of the earth around the sun, while the earth festivals are held in February, May, August and October every year. These eight festivals are celebrated across the world by Wicca and neo-Paganism practitioners.

Here are the 8 major sabbats celebrated by most Wiccans every year:

*Note: The dates may vary from year to year as equinoxes and solstices occur on different dates in various parts of the world. The closest possible dates are mentioned here.

1. Yule, Winter Solstice (Dec 20-23)

Yule
Yule

Held during the winter solstice, Yule is also referred to as Midwinter. It is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is recognized by most Wiccans as the beginning or the end of a year. A celebration of the sun or fire as a source of life, it is a festivity of hope and renewal. Yule portrays the return of light and the sun as well as the rebirth of the Horned God, the newborn solstice sun. The newborn sun provides a fresh new start during Yule. Trees that thrive in winter are decorated with food items as it depicts life and constant growth even during the harsh cold nights.

Many Christmas rituals and traditions are adapted from Yule like the use of yule log which is considered to bring good luck by banishing evil spirits. Moreover, the use of mistletoe during Christmas also comes from Yule. The celebration and rituals largely vary between covens, witches and solitary practitioners. During this period, spells on love, happiness, peace, and harmony are cast.

6 Signs To Tell If There’s A Negative Energy In Your Space And 6 Ways To Clear It

6 Signs To Tell If There's A Negative Energy In Your Space And 6 Ways To Clear It

Have you ever noticed that you suddenly feel sick, uneasy, restless or just feel drained of energy in certain places?

Quantum physics emphasizes the fact that everything is made of energy and not matter. Atoms that form objects and substances that we consider as solid are actually made up of 99.999% space.

And since everything is made up of atoms, which are nothing but energy, it implies that everything is made up of energy. The energy that you are made up of is the same energy that composes trees, mountain, and the chair you are sitting on.

Our bodies are continuously radiating our energy aura that extends out many feet from the body. similarly we are also absorbing the energy emitted from the people around us.This energy exchanges information with everything it comes in contact with and help us connect to an cosmic height.

Any thought, action or intention that triggers negative emotions like anger, jealousy, grief, envy response and reaction in us, can be considered a source of negative energy. Similarly, anything that triggers positive responses like love, happiness, joy,  and contentment can be considered as positive energy. (1) 

The well being and vitality of an individual is greatly dependent on the type of energy they are absorbing and emitting through exchanges.

If you are an empath, a Psychic or a highly sensitive person, you will be more susceptible to energy fields in your surroundings. 

 

Have you ever noticed that you suddenly feel sick, uneasy, restless or just feel drained of energy in certain places?

Do you at times feel like an impending sense of doom hanging over you but can’t quite get hold of the reason?

It could be because there could be negative energy in that space. It could be that some event of high emotional intensity took place there or there is a dark entity or energy present in that space.

One of the major indicators of negative energy in a space could be when you feel drained only in that specific location and feel better as soon as you step out of that place.

So how can we know if there is a negative energy in a particular space?

 

Here are most common signs:

1) Do you feel emotionally drained & tired whenever you enter into a space?

All of us go through phases when we feel drained and tired.

But if you always feel tired whenever you step into a particular room, an enclosed space or have physical proximity to a particular person , then your body maybe resisting the energy emitted.

Our body is naturally skilled at absorbing energy from the surroundings and hence when our body signals us that something is amiss or off about a place, it seldom is incorrect.

Trust your instinct.

 

2)Do you feel headaches, nausea and other physical discomforts whenever you enter in that space?

Our gut instincts and bodies are way more sensitive to energy than what we give credit for.

They can pick up on bad vibes and negative energies and also are proficient at distinguishing it from the positive vibe and signalling it to us.

We are consciously not aware of when or how exactly our body does it.

If you feel any sort of physical discomfort like headaches, nausea or any other symptom which is not due to any known ailment, it could be because your body is reacting and warning you about the negative energy’s presence in the room.

 

3).Do you feel claustrophobic, panic, anxiety or other intense emotions when you are in that space?

Whenever you enter a room that has negative energy, it can make you feel claustrophobic, anxious, restless or panic stricken.

It can also make you feel intense negative emotions like anger, grief or dread to the point that you feel overwhelmed by them and feel like escaping.

 

4). If you place plants in that room, even they don’t tend to bloom.

Negative energy does not only impact human beings but it can also impacts plants & animals.

If you find that your pets behave strangely in a particular room or plants do not tend to bloom there because of the negative energy they have been absorbing. They may even wither up and die.

5 Houseplants That Are Oxygen Bombs To Keep The Air Within Your House Clean

5 Houseplants That Are Oxygen Bombs To Keep The Air Within Your House Clean

The last few years have seen a drastic rise in awareness among people about the amount of synthetically available amenities and the various undesirable compromises they bring with them.

An abundance of foods are produced with the help of synthetic chemicals, some of which make way into our bodies. Travel and communication has become convenient at the expense of air, noise and sound pollution. Decent living spaces but it’s rarely a heavenly abode, as we pretend it to be.

The majority of the 21st Century’s population spends most of their time indoors in a closed environment. Houses, cafes, offices are all places that strive to be a certain way for them to function properly — desirable in case of cafes, enjoyable and non-strenuous in case of offices and safe in case of homes.

One common aspect of all indoor spaces these days are air-conditioners to maintain comfortable temperatures and, in some cases, to maintain acceptable air-purity.

But do we really know what’s in our air? The outside air pollution is obvious with the formidable amount of poisonous gases being discharged into the air from the vehicles.The indoor air is equally polluted.

Apart from Oxygen, water vapor and Carbon Dioxide, there are some commonly found indoor toxins like Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold, pollen dust, fumes from varnishes and paint, pet hair, body sprays, room fresheners, smoke from candles and incense sticks, put there because of the modern amenities that we prefer and are dependent on.

The most common toxins are mentioned below with their adverse effects on humans depending on how much and how long a person is exposed to them.

 

  • Benzene

It is used to make most of the synthetically produced articles like plastics, fibers, dyes, detergents, lubricants etc, and hence, found in automobile emissions, glue, paint, furniture wax, pesticides and tobacco smoke.

If exposed to it for a short term, the symptoms associated with it are irritation of eyes, drowsiness, dizziness, increased heart rate, headaches and confusion. In some cases, it can result in unconsciousness.

  • Ammonia

It is found in smelling salts, floor waxes, window cleaners and fertilizers. It is the pungent smell one might associate with public urinals.

A short-term exposure results in symptoms like eye irritation, coughing and sore throat.

  • Formaldehyde

This is found in paper bags, paper towels, facial tissues, table napkins, waxed papers, particle boards, plywood, synthetic fibers and others.

Short-term exposure symptoms associated with it are irritation of nose, mouth and throat. In severe cases, it can cause swelling of the larynx and lungs.

  • Trichloroethylene

This is the one that is found in printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes, adhesives, paint removers, etc.

If exposed to it for a short time period, the symptoms associated with it are dizziness, excitement, headache, nausea, vomiting followed by drowsiness and coma.

  • Xylene

It is the chemical found in rubber, printing inks, leather, paints, tobacco smoke and exhausts.

Short exposure to it causes symptoms including throat and mouth irritation, dizziness, headache, confusion, heart problems, damage to the liver or kidney and coma.

 

In an effort to find a solution to the air toxicity inside habitable spaces, the Clean Air Study (1) conducted by NASA with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (in 1989), presented a list of plants that can be integrated into the domestic environment that help reduce the toxins and increase the oxygen content greatly.

The study headed by Dr. B. C. Wolverton admittedly dates back to 1989 but it is still considered the most accurate and comprehensive study till date.

5 Houseplants That Are Oxygen Bombs To Keep The Air Within Your House Clean

1. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

English Ivy

The common ivy is an ornamental plant widely used to cover walls. It cools the interiors in summers and insulates in winters. For domestic purposes, it is best to grow them in pots to keep them from either invading other plants or causing structural damage to the walls (if left to grow uninterrupted). It is also low-maintenance and flexible with respect to growing conditions.

Apart from its toxin eradication benefits, the English Ivy is also capable of removing more than 58% feces particles along with 60% of air toxins only within six hours.

2. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

peace lily

These are also known as closet plants. They are very popularly used in offices and homes. Peace lilies are easy to care for — easiest among the most indoor plants — however, proper growing conditions are still important for them.

They curb molds and hence make for good additions in the bathrooms and wet spaces.

Peace lily has been found to efficiently remove Benzene and Trichloroethylene commonly found in varnish, lacquer and paints. They absorb these harmful chemicals through their leaves, which is transported to the roots to be broken down by the microbes in the soil.

The major downside of the Peace Lily is that ingesting some parts of it could be mildly toxic. Upon ingestion, one can feel nauseous, experience some difficulties in swallowing and feel a sensation of burning on the skin or inside of the mouth. If such symptoms appear, it is better to opt for immediate medical attention.

Keeping away pets from this plant is also crucial.

Ways to Banish Negative Energy from your Body

Ways to Banish Negative Energy from your Body

What we witches do when we ‘detect’ negative energy in our body. This article focuses on ways to banish negative energy which is trying to infiltrate our aura and body.

Before we proceed we need to make sure you already know how to ‘Shield your Aura’ in order to avoid all these negative repercussions. Moreover, it’s extremely important to learn how to ‘avoid absorbing negative energy‘.

Last be not least, if you are afraid that you might be affected by negative energy it would be good to ‘check signs of Curses‘ or if things are more difficult, ‘detect evil magic’ with this simple spell.

Banish Negative Energy from your Body

Let’s see one by one, simple yet effective ways to banish negativity from your body. Before we start we should warn you though that if you keep on ‘attracting’ negative energy with your thoughts and your actions, these ways will just temporarily cut you off the circle of pain and despair. Acknowledge the fact that you are a powerful Witch and your Will will be respected, whether this brings you to heavenly bliss or the edge of self-destruction!

1. The Sound of Fire

One of the best ways to banish negative energy is by invoking the divine energy of fire in you to cleanse and regulate your energy. The Sound of Fire is ‘Ram‘ and using Ram can benefit you in unpredictable ways!  Ra(m) is associated with Lord Rama of Hinduism but interestingly it’s also the Name of the Superior God of the Sun – Ra!

Removing blocks, and burning away problems, evil spells, and evil spirits are also attitudes of Fire. Creating success, personal or not, too. In my opinion, Fire is the most flexible of the elements, as it rules creation and destruction.

Tip! In times of need, just shout out loud Ra! The name of the Solar God will energise your body and shield your Aura!

 

2. Just Clap your hands!

In the centre of your palms, there are two powerful chakras. Sometimes these chakras are ‘closed’ or blocked as an instinctive defence mechanism to ‘isolate’ your ‘energy gates’ from negativity. By clapping your hands, you consciously activate these chakras and unblock your energy flow.

Moreover, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCI) and Acupuncture, your palm is a microcosm of your whole body (just like your ear). By clapping your hands you actually ‘energise’ all your organs and meridians and energy flows in a better and more effective way. However, when you do clap your hands, make sure you visualise healing and protection.

 

3. Sing!

It’s well-proven that singing and music affects your brain function while improving your overall health. While you sing, your aura vibrates in ‘higher’ frequencies and when you vibrate higher all parasites flee away. So whether you think you’ve got a nice voice or not. Sing! Just Sing!

 

4. Plan a walk to the Sea.

For those who are able to visit a sea coast, this will replenish your energy. As you probably have already understood, we love Sea and Poseidon. But do you know that sea salt is actually the most powerful cleanser of negative energy? This is exactly why we showed you the 40 Waves Recipe.

Whatever the problem is, whether you suffer psychologically or physically, a walk near the sea, breathing the gentle yet rejuvenating breath of the sea, can cleanse you from the inside. If it’s appropriate (weather, health condition etc) walk barefoot where the waves break.

Find Out Your Current Life’s Challenge: Choose a Symbol of Alchemists

Choose a Symbol of Alchemists To Find Out Your Current Life’s Challenge

Choose a Symbol of Alchemists to Find Out Your Current Life’s Challenge.

The transformation has always been the goal of the Alchemists. Whether it was portrayed as merely an attempt to become rich by making more gold or stay young forever, this was only just a symbol. You see, alchemists real goal was to transform the ‘heaviest’ elements of the real world to true enlightenment.

The Alchemical Ladder

Alchemists, as true bearers of the truth of the Old Ways, have symbolized our Spiritual Evolution with a Ladder. This Ladder has seven levels – which correspond to the seven chakras. Moreover, each level corresponds to both a planet and a metal.

The Alchemical ladder (not to be confused with the Witch’s Ladder) is in fact a stairway to heaven, a way to broaden our spiritual horizons.

Each level actually symbolises a chakra. Moreover, each metal and planet corresponds to each vibration, being also the cure and the activating ‘element’.

The symbolised metals with a planetary sigil are portrayed in the picture below. Each sigil actually radiates the real ancient magic of the alchemists as it is written in their sacred language. Furthermore, an easy symbol of alchemists attracts certain qualities.

Symbol of Alchemists 1
Choose a Symbol of Alchemists

Symbols of Alchemists:

So what exactly did you choose? This symbol of alchemists can unlock your true potential as it will help you focus on what you could not realise so far.

 

1. Silver – the Path of the Goddess & Healing

Silver – the Path of the Goddess & Healing

If you have chosen the number 1, you have to know that the Goddess is calling for you. This is the Silver Path of the Moon, the path of the Mystics and intuition. It goes without saying that our advice is to listen to your inner voice as the Path of the Goddess required trust and devotion to your intuition. Your Powers have already been there, all along.

As this is the most ‘feminine’ path, you are both popular amongst women and you can also influence them as well as being profoundly influenced by them. One other aspect of the Path of the Goddess is that you need to focus on Healing (both physically and mentally). Early experiences or family needs, depression or illness, make you focus on healing through a very young age. Goddess heals and nurtures us. You are required to heal yourself and others.

  • Current Life’s Lesson: You should learn to heal (and most importantly yourself).

 

2. Lead – the Path of Witches & Transformation

If you have chosen the number 2, you have to know that Transformation and regeneration is what you need to focus on. It may considered to be the ‘less lucky path’ as the Path of Transformation, the path of Lead is not an easy path. On the contrary. It may be the hardest of the all, but through this pain and sorrow, true Wisdom awaits.

You’ve experienced so much pain and maybe loss, probably from a very young age. Nothing seemed to be fair. However, all this is just an illusion of the Material Realm. As Lead is associated with Saturn, the Planet of Witches. Through patience and restrictions, a Witch finds the true purpose of Life. Transformation occurs when you learn to let go of this sorrow and pain. Once this has been clear, the Whole World will change for you.

  • Current Life’s Lesson: You should learn to let pain go!

3. Tin – the Path of Sages & Experience

Tin – the Path of Sages & Experience

If you have chosen the number 3, then you follow the path of experience. This is the Path of Tin, the path of Jupiter/Zeus who – as you know – is the King of Gods. Zeus encourages us to learn through living, through experiencing and learning. Both Education and Wisdom achieved from living experiences are governed by Zeus/Jupiter. Therefore, your path speaks about learning and achieving more in your life.

You are ambitious, yet you also have a thirst for freedom and learning. You dream of having a vast library, where you can access through the wisdom of the Ages. This is the Path of Sages, the Path of Adventurers and Scholars. One who has lived to tell a story. And yes, this story is so worth telling. Thank you so much for having you here with us.

  • Current Life’s Lesson: You should learn to never give up on your thirst for Wisdom

 

4. Mercury – the Path of Alchemists & Travelling

Mercury – the Path of Alchemists & Travelling

Sleep Paralysis: Astral Demons and Witch Wars

Sleep Paralysis. Legends, Dangers and Magic

Sleep Paralysis sounds pretty modern as a term. However, it’s old as time.

Nocturnal Witches, both ancient and modern, are quite familiar with both the term and the state itself. Priests and Priestesses of the Ancient Times, knew all about this pretty frightening state. What did they know back then? Do we know the whole truth? This article will try to shed some witchy light on this dark subject.

 

Sleep Paralysis and Nocturnal Witchcraft

The Nocturnal Witchcraft is full of surprises, dangers and opportunities. Although it’s not for everyone, the Craft of the Night is enticing and has so much to teach all of us. We’ve learned the Light is Good and Darkness is Bad. This mistaken belief is what tears us apart from the inside. You see, Darkness is as good as the Light. Both give us the balance we need. Don’t be mistaken. Darkness is essential. Do not mess Darkness with Evil. Don’t give in religious propaganda. Light can also be evil and deceiving.

In the Ancient times, priests of the God of Healing, Asclepius, used to initiate a sleep state for their worshippers in order to find the cure of their disease. Darkness was essential to find the cure. Moreover, priests of Hades, God of the underworld, went over a similar procedure in order to contact the Souls of the Dead and learn more. Darkness is equally sacred as the Light.

 

Sleep Paralysis in Witchcraft and the Old Religion

The first documented account of Sleep Paralysis is written on a Chinese book of Dreams in the 4th century b.C. Since then, ancient Greek and Roman doctors have written about this experience. Sleep paralysis was always linked with supernatural forces and entities from another Realm.

Sleep Paralysis ONLY occurs at Night.

This is quite interesting and it was noticed from the ancient times too. That’s where the word ‘nightmare’ comes from!

 

What Does ‘Nightmare’ mean?

The world ‘nightmare’ which now just means bad dream, is actually a world for Sleep Paralysis. It comes from ‘night’ and the Scandinavian ‘mara‘, which is the female demon, a succubi, who loves to sit on a sleeping person’s chest, suffocating him or her. This creature is also known as ‘the Night Hag‘, ‘Old Mara‘ or ‘the Old Hag‘. It’s difficult not to notice the same word, ‘mara‘ is the sanskrit word to describe the Lord of Evil, similar to ‘Satan‘.

victim of sleep paralysis and astral demons

Astral Demons and Sleep Paralysis

All over the World, the same story goes on and on. In most cases a spirit sits on your chest trying to such your vital energy. Most of the times this is a female entity but in many cases it’s also a male or an animal entity. Due to Witchcraft, these entities might either be:

  • Astral Demons feasting on someone’s astral energy
  • Psychic / Astral vampires draining your vitality
  • Evil Witches attacking their victim causing a ‘psychic attack’, probably engaging in Witch Wars
  • An Evil Witch’s familiar attacking the witch’s victim causing a ‘psychic attack’, probably engaging in Witch Wars

 

Who is Old Mara. A Night Demon of misty Scandinavia

According to the Nordic belief, ‘Mara’ is a damned woman who is cursed to travel around at nights and sit on villagers’ chests, causing them nightmares while snuffing their vital energy. Hence, she is a succubus, a female astral demon of vampiric nature.

sleep paralysis demon mora mara

One of the oldest yet very famous artwork of sleep paralysis, is Henry Fuseli’s 1781 painting ‘The Nightmare’. This painting features probably all the infamous symptoms of sleep paralysis. In this painting we can clearly see a demon – ‘Mara’ – sitting on the chest of sleeping lady. What we can also see are several quite strange and otherworldly creatures sneaking in her bedroom.

 

The Astral Demon of the Night in Melanesia

Far far away from Norway, in Melanesian islands, sleep paralysis is interpreted as ‘kana tevoro‘ which literally means getting eaten by the demon. Again, this is a damned spirit who is somehow bound in the material plane becoming a hungry ghost to haunt the living relatives who keep grudge with.

According to their customs, this possession might get handy! Hence, people around should say ‘kania, kania‘ which means ‘eat, eat!‘ in an attempt to prolong the possession and have the chance to chat with the soul hence looking for answers in the matter of why he or she has returned. Here’s when it get’s even creepier. The individual awakening from the experience is asked to pursue the soul of the dead relative. This confrontation is believed to be the only solution. There is actually a 2014 short movie about that story!

Why You Should Smudge Your House Backed By Science

Why You Should Smudge Your House Backed By Science

Why You Should Smudge Your House Backed By Science

Smudging is an activity, that has roots in indigenous culture, and although considered dubious, and a waste of time by the present generation, has found shelter under science, which has brought forth evidence, that proves that it is actually a useful exercise to protect one’s household, from disaster.

It is performed by burning raisins, and other medicinal herbs, that, for a period of 24 hours, have said to destroy all negativity, and harmful bacteria (both spiritual, and scientific) as a domestic antiseptic, in the household that it is performed at. It isn’t an exercise in futility, and that comes with a stamp of trust.

Research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology entitled Medicinal Smokes testifies to that. The authors reported: “The most frequent medical indications for medicinal smoke are pulmonary (23.5%), neurological (21.8%) and dermatological (8.1%). A very large list of pathogenic bacteria was shown to be absent in an open room after a remarkable 30 days following treatment.” This lead to the authors to conclude that: “We have demonstrated that by using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space.”

“Smudging is an ancient and sacred ceremony, so it is best to perform it with full awareness and in a slow, mindful manner. Even the happiest homes accumulate negative vibrations over time, so Fengshui practitioners find it helpful to smudge the home at least several times a year. Some people smudge as much as once a week. You can smudge your office space periodically (though preferably not during busy office hours), and you can also use smudging to clear your own bodily energy or the energy of other people.” (RodikaTchi)

Why You Should Smudge Your House 1

Why You Should Smudge Your House?

It is common knowledge that the human body is filled with positive, and negative ions, that function together, for the body to survive. But, when we are overworked, or over a period of time, our body accumulates positive ions that are damaged, and rendered redundant, our energy gets blocked, and the negative ions trump the positive ions. This makes us sluggish, lethargic, and we wish for normalcy in our life.

Smudging our house helps us in this situation, for the smoke emanating from the burning of herbs, lead to the clearing of our damaged positive ions, and dispelling the negative ions and we are finally rid of the cobwebs in our head.

“The smoke that’s emitted from the herb bundle is believed to cleanse negative energy and purify living spaces, as well as people and even objects like tools, furniture, and home decor. Similar to one washing their hands before a meal, it helps to cleanse a person in an energetic bath of aromatic smoke.” (Susan Patterson)

It is believed that positive ions can build up tension, strife, and destruction wherever they settle, so it isn’t really the positivity you are thinking of.

The positive ions stick to the negative aspects of life, and the entire atmosphere, becomes congested to the extent, that living becomes tough. At this point, burning of sage, or herb, or any such substance, can lead to the negative ions releasing into the atmosphere, which stick to the positive ions, leading it to get heavy, and fall to the ground, hence dispelling the gloom, and doom surrounding the household.

“They fall to the floor, or attach to a nearby surface, removing them from the air you breathe while preventing them from causing health problems like respiratory issues.” (Susan Patterson)

Susan Patterson also remembers to note that the presence of our electronic gadgets, including computers, TVs, washing machines and the like, as well as carpet and upholstery, our household has become what some describe as “positive ion prisons.” That’s why negative ions that occur from smudging can be so beneficial in counteracting these effects.

Smudging your home, office, or even your body is kind of like taking an energetic shower, or perhaps even spending a day in the mountains, spending time breathing in the fresh air and scent of pine, which offers a direct positive effect on reducing stress levels. (Patterson)

Vegvisir: The Icelandic Compass To Find Your Way

Vegvisir: The Icelandic Compass To Find Your Way

Vegvisir (meaning signpost in Icelandic) is a sigil that was used in ancient times in Iceland and allowed the bearer to find their way through rough weather. A page in the Huld Manuscript includes the image of the sigil and states that if this sign is carried, one will never lose his/her way in storms or bad weather even when the way is not to know.

Vegvisir, a powerful Sigil of the Vikings

Vegvisir is a popular symbol in Iceland and even the famous Icelandic artist Bjork has been photographed with Vegvisir as a tattoo on her arm.

Bjork, famous Icelandic artist with Vegvisir

 

How to use Vegvisir?

So fellow witches, I am going to teach you a way to use this sigil as a magical compass that will allow you to find your way through “rough times”. We all know that during turbulent times when we face family, emotional or health issues our judgement can be clouded and we feel lost in this world. This spell will allow you to store the light that will guide you through the darkness, this light that never goes out. Of course, please understand that by the terms light and darkness I speak of mental or emotional clarity and obscurity and my intention is not to reproduce the old claim that light is good and darkness is evil.

Please take my words with a pinch of salt and always seek professional help if you feel that you are stuck in a rut and nothing is moving forward. Imagine that this sigil will help your judgement and will ask the assistance of the Gods to illuminate your way. In order to do that, you must first leave a great burden behind before you proceed with the spell, your fear.

 

Phase A

Ingredients: A copy of the Vegvisir (or if you feel artistic enough please copy your own there is magick in creating) 8 white candles A white quartz crystal Salt

 

The first phase of this spell is charging your compass in the light of the moon. While the old physical compasses needed the Sun to point to the right direction, this compass will manifest its powers in the light of the Moon and as we all know the time that the Moon is brightest is the Full Moon. Therefore, phase A should be cast during the three days of the Full Moon (a day before the full moon, a day of the full moon and the day after the full moon).

 

First, find the place, go near a window or cast the spell outdoors. If nothing is possible, then I will need you to visualize a right Full Moon in your mental sky that casts its rays on the compass (this is helpful if there are clouds in the sky as well).

Place the Vegvisir sigil down, and put a candle in each direction that the arms of the Vegvisirare pointing to. Then, place the clear quartz crystal at the center of the Vegvisir and close the circle by drawing a circle with salt.

 

Now light the candles and visualize the Great Lady of the Nightsky glowing with all her glory and recite the following spell 9 times:

“Queen of the Nightsky, mother of all things, Creatress and Destroyer, surround us with your love, Lend us your light, bless my compass and my mind this night. Ancient Light, Queen of the night, Cast your light on me and vanish all shadows, (the point at the compass) and make this your instrument of hope. The light that points to you, The light that penetrates all darkness, The light of my true goal.

Queen of the Night, bless us with your light. Mother of this world, enlighten my night!

Your light is my compass, your love is my map. So shall it be!”

 

Visualise the light of the moon touching your quartz crystal flowing down to the Vegvisir and illuminating with her light. Be certain that this light pulses with the wisdom of all Creation.

Take a moment to ground yourself and leave an offering to the Moon Goddess (flowers or milk and honey is just perfect).

The Witching Hour – Weird things happen between 03:00 – 04:00AM

witching hour weird things

The roots of Witchcraft go back to the very first civilizations humans ever created. It is very difficult to track down the complete history of the Craft (as Witchcraft is also referred to), as its ways are not easily distinguished from religions or other practices. However, it seems that through the millennia, some things resisted the decay of time. Regardless of barbaric prosecutions, they remained the same and common to all traditions. For example, the Witching hour!

Witchcraft, the great outlaw

Witchcraft was outlawed in Europe for most of the time after Christianity was established as the dominant religion of Europe. However, it has never left our world for many reasons. First of all, many believe that the Witches of the middle ages were, in fact, pissed of priests and priestesses of the old religions who dared to defy the “rules of Christianity”. They did what they had to do, to keep the magic cauldron warm.

Although Jesus Christ preached love and tolerance, witches or so-called ‘witches’ suffered the violence of the Witch-frenzy. Even now, Witch Hunts are pretty popular in some places of the World. (See here about modern Witch Hunts).

Thankfully, now, Witchcraft is officially tolerated in Europe. Witches have even branded a new Religion – Wicca – although only a part of Witches defines themselves as Wiccans. The practice of Magic can now go back to normal.

When is the “Witching Hour”?

It has been attempted to give definitions for the Witching Hour, but most of them sound unconvincing, as different rules apply in different traditions and locations. We will try to sum up what is going on.

  • The most famous version of the ‘Witching hour’ is the hour between 03:00 AM and 04:00 AM. It is also known as the Holy hour, or -interestingly- the Devil’s hour, too.
  • Some other versions put the ‘Witching hour’ at 2:16 AM, 3 AM, 3:15 AM or 3:33 AM, the suggestion being that this is an inversion of the time at which Christ died at Calvary. A mockery of Jesus’ death, who is believed to have died at 03:00 PM.
  • As we read the article of all Esbats – Phases of the Moon: “The ‘Witching Hour’ usually refers to the Midnight hour during a Full Moon. It was always regarded as a particularly potent time for Magic, as the Moon is not Waxing nor Waning and midnight are considered the time between the Days- in-between time in between worlds. During the Full Moon time all magic work is empowered, all magical work is fertile.” Keep also in mind that in a Full Moon’s night, the Moon is in it’s highest positions during real midnight (without considering DST).
  • Another theory – which is applied in Australia, the ‘be-Witching hour’ is around midnight.
  • According to a Japanese tradition, the Witching hour is at the moment of, and a little before and after, the sunset. According to this tradition, at that moment the veil between the worlds, just for a few moments, vanishes, and supernatural phenomena happen on their own too.

 

What happens during the “Witching Hour”?

The Witching Hour, the Bewitching Hour, the Devil’s Hour and the Holy Hour refer to this time of the Night when magic is strongest. During this time:

  • Witches, conjurers, and sorcerers are more magically capable to cast their spells. Why? Probably because it’s the time when they have more privacy to cast the spell exactly the way they want it.
  • During this hour, ‘the veil’ between Spirits and humans is lifted. This makes things easier for the spirits to travel our world and meet up with the humans of their choice. It’s the time when most “visits” occur.
  • Ghosts and Vampires go out to “play”. Their victims seem to be in the most vulnerable place. Haunted places become more so.
  • Demons “love” to attack during this hour. Many demonic possessions reportedly happen during this hour. The movie industry adopted the idea of Witching Hour (3 AM) into their scenes to add to the background of the thrill and horror. For example in ‘The Conjuring’, the clocks stop at 3:07 AM. From this time things get pretty messed up and take a seriously bad turn.

 

Why All these things happen during the ‘Witching Hour’?

  • Our body has an installed – fully functioning – biological clock, also known as the ‘Circadian Circle‘. It’s attuned to the light of the day. This “clock” is what goes wrong when we travel for a long distance. Have you heard of the “jet lag” syndrome? That’s what it’s all about. During the ‘Witching Hour,’ the body reaches it’s lowest temperature. We experience the deepest levels of sleep. All our biological functions seem also to be asleep.
  • Hospitals and nursing units report most deaths from 3 to 4 in the morning. According to a study by Harvard Medical School, the chances of death increase during this hour.
  • This is the time when we are more “sensitive” to external psychic stimuli. Mediums and psychics find it easier to “talk” and communicate with spirits during this time. This is when we “sense” the spirits more.
  • During the witching hour, we can project a telepathic message in a more successful way. Many experiments indicate the same hour as the most successful.
  • A large percentage of Sleeping Paralysis occurs during this time. During the dark ages, superstitious people believed that the witches and the demons were actually responsible for the sleeping paralysis along with their misfortunes. Puritans believed that witches carried out their dark rituals during that time, when everybody was asleep, only to avoid getting caught.

 

Do you Wake up during the ‘Witching Hour’?

Do you have a Witching Hour toilet habit? Many people wake up at this time to go to the bathroom. According to Dr. Karen Carlson, who conducts classes on improving women’s sleep quality at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, “What sometimes happens is that women are going to bed early trying to sleep and then they wake up at 3 or 4 a.m. — and they’re not really meant to sleep more than six or seven hours, but they’re in bed early trying, and they awaken early.”

10 Signs Your Child Has Magical Powers

10 Signs Your Child Has Extra Ordinary Magical Powers

Here are ten signs that say your child has magical powers.

Raising a child requires sacrifices, your constant attention and much of your energy. However, things get even more tricky when the child you raise is ‘special’ and spiritually gifted.

You need to be prepared so you can face the challenges of raising a gifted child. In this article, we try to see signs, when the child you are raising is not ordinary.

The reputation of these signs goes back in ancient times when people believed that a child could actually descend from deities or fairies.

So, did you give birth to a Magical Child?

 

9 Signs You’ve Got a Magical Child. Let’s take a look at the following signs.

1.  The child has Vivid Dreams

Dreamworld is a very special realm. The most powerful Awakened Ones had always interesting stories to share from what they’ve experienced in a dream. Dream-walking is one of the most promising magical abilities.

And it all begins like that.

  • Does your Child keep on waking up at night from intense dreams?
  • Does your Child tell a story?

While still a child, a powerful magician experiences intense and usually frightening dreams which may keep a child awake for many nights. Write down these experiences and pay attention to the dream.

Although childish you might discover a very interesting pattern. Special numbers or colors or totem animals?

 

2.  Child intuitively Puts hands-on broken things or sick creatures to fix and heal

Healing is, in fact, projecting magical energy to a target, altering its force field. Hence, healing is interacting with one’s energy status.

  • Does your child instinctively puts his/her hands on sick plants?
  • Or maybe projects the hands over an injured individual trying to heal?

Perhaps, this happens with broken objects with an intention to fix it or ever recharge it!

Children who intuitively project and place their hands on injured, sick or broken people and objects are in fact trying to project their magical energy. If your child does this then it’s highly likely to be an Awakened One.

 

3.  The child has ‘imaginary’ friends

Spirits are all around us whether we see them or not. Hence, if someone is sensitive to receiving their stimuli, then s/he will be really busy. Magical Children, interact with these entities. Ghosts, fairies or other entities.

  • Does your child have special ‘imaginary’ friends?
  • Do these ‘friends’ appear in both dreams and reality?

These ‘friends’ are in fact entities who chose your child to appear. Most spirits recognize the most sensitive ones in order to successfully deliver their message or fulfill their purpose.

Because children cannot explain to their parents who are they, they usually call these encounters ‘visits from friends’.

 

4.  The child doesn’t like crowded places

Awakened children are usually born empaths. What’s an empath?

As discussed in other articles empaths are the individuals who feel what others do. Before one embraces this gift, s/he can go through a pretty rough time.

Does your child avoid crowded places?

Children may experience headaches, dizziness or even actual physical pain if they are empaths. (Consult with the pediatrician about the symptoms).

If your magical child is a natural empath, it means that s/he is closer to magical energy.

A Glass Of Salt Water And Vinegar Will Detect Negative Energies In Your Home

A Glass Of Salt Water And Vinegar Will Detect Negative Energies In Your Home

A glass of salt water and vinegar can detect negative energies in your home? let’s find out.

We all have felt negative and positive vibes from people quite a few times in our life. Even if science is not yet ready to put a name to it, emotional energy is very real, and important like thermal energy or potential energy of matter.

Well, energy is not just the aura around us which makes us connect to other people. It’s not just people who can give you the positive or negative vibes; it can be matter as well. Objects and places can hold onto energy and we can feel them much later in time as well.

You must have, at least once, experienced a sudden and powerful emotion when you walk into a room. It could be light, happy and charming which would make you feel all good and positive, or it could be a dark and weird sensation, of something not being quite right which would leave you confused and a little down than before you entered the room.

Sounds familiar to you? As I said, it happens to each one of us and we usually dismiss it as an overactive imagination or somehow find an excuse which can explain away this sudden overpowering feeling.

But the truth is, such experience is not a figment of our imagination and it doesn’t happen because there was ‘something not quite right with the morning coffee’.

What you experience in such instances is residual energy that sticks to objects. Sounds a little bit crazy right? How can energy get stuck to things?

But did you know that inanimate objects, people and even empty space can retain energy, or rather the residue of the original energy that was felt in the vicinity. Energy can attach itself to anything and anyone and can linger there for many years unless it is cleansed.

This energy could have been your own, when you were under a lot of stress from work and lashing out on everything that moved on two legs, or this residual energy could belong to the couple who occupied that place before you.

As mentioned before, it can linger on for years and years if not attended to. So how do we make it go away?In the same way, you might not even realize it but there is a possibility that a lot of old energy, negative energy at that, is sort of trapped inside your house and cannot escape. It keeps acting on you and your family and that just created even more negative energy.

As you might know, it has been successfully demonstrated that our emotional energy has a concrete and recordable effect on water.

When we shout at our loved ones our negative energy impacts the water in their body, so you might want to avoid doing that in the future. Anyway, from that knowledge, we can do a simple experiment that can lift off the bad energy from your home.

You’d only need, 2 tablespoons each of white vinegar and granulated salt and 16 ounces of filtered water. Just mix everything well for at least a minute in a clear glass and leave it somewhere you spend most of your time.

Leave it undisturbed for one whole day. You’d observe that the salt would be rising in the glass, and when it stops, it means that it has captured all the negative energy in the vicinity. You can repeat this for other rooms as well.


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The Type Of Witch You Are Based on Your Zodiac Sign

There are many ways to define how good you are in each type of Magic. One is astrology. Your Zodiac sign can say many things about you especially when it comes to what you like and how your personality is prone to certain types of magic. Types of Witches can be categorized according to their Zodiac Signs as the Sun’s position in the Natal Chart shows the energy of the newborn child.

 

The Zodiac Circle and Types of Witches

types of Witches

On the other hand, I would also advice you to search for the Zodiac Sign your natal Moon is placed in order to get a more personalized view on how Astrology can define the source of all your magic.

 

Aries: Blood Witch.

Witches born under the sign of Aries are blessed with the ability to cast powerful Candle Magic spells and tame the currents of energy. They don’t need much to empower their magic, just their fiery passion!

This comes from the fact the first sign of the Zodiac is when Fire gets its power back. The Sun enters the Spring Equinox and nature is reborn. In their blood, waves of energy are ready to ignite their passions. If you are an Aries try this! Read all about color correspondences of Candles and cast a simple Candle magic spell tonight! Come on! 

 

Taurus: Elf Witch.

Witches born under the sign of Taurus are very well attuned with the power of Earth and Nature. They gladly explore and exploit the powers of Herbs and most importantly the powers of their sexuality.

The first of the Earth Signs hide all the power of Nature in them. They’ve got this magnificent ability to make everything fertile like flowers blooming. This is the real Elf power. Bringing the Life of Nature everywhere around them. If you are a Taurus try this. Search here for your favorite crystal which meets your needs and charge it with your passion! 

 

Gemini: Energy Witch.

Witches born under the sign of Gemini have a natural ability to sense changes in energy levels around them. They got extremely sensitive intuition and they can easily send & receive energy to past, present, and future.

From all the Types of Witches, they are the ones with the most versatile nature. Energy is like the wind and it always changes direction. Like their mood swings, they can turn up-side-down of all energy. They can transmute negative to positive energy and vice versa depending on their emotional background. Their adventurous nature makes them great in manipulating astral energy. If you are a Gemini try this. Click here and read all about astral projection. You are really good at it! 

 

Cancer: Kitchen Witch.

Witches born under the sign of Cancer are prone to work their magic indoors by harnessing the energy provided by home supplies like food and remedies. Cancers are typical kitchen witches always brewing their potions with lost of love and affection.

As we already saw the stomach of the Cancers are really sensitive as it is the part of the body which dilutes and transmutes energy – just like the kitchen. They have the amazing ability to give their lunar blessings to everything they want and touch. The Tides of the moon enchant their potions and their spells. If you are a Cancer try this. Go to our section “Magical Recipes” and choose a magical recipe that meets your needs.

 

Leo: Enchanter Witch.

Witches born under the sign of Leo have a natural ability to catch the attention of others making them extremely talented illusionists. They can easily hypnotize people/animals and charm them.

From all the Types of Witches, Leo is blessed by the Sun. The Sun is their governor and as the planets move around the Sun so do people around Leos. They got this amazing ability to attract what they want – providing they focus their energy. If you are a Leo try this. Go to our site and browse for a simple Glamour spell like changing the colour of your eyes.

 

Virgo: Hermit Witch.

Witches born under the sign of Virgo have are extremely potent in magical practice as long as they can remain focused. They tend to re-invent their magical self in the silence of Nature, whether this is the Green Woods or the peaceful Emerald Seas.

10 WAYS TO CLEAR AND RAISE THE ENERGY IN YOUR HOME

10 WAYS TO CLEAR AND RAISE THE ENERGY IN YOUR HOME2

Clearing the energy in your space and bringing in positive, high energy can work wonders for your home and life.

Low and stagnant energy can make you anxious, upset, sick, worried, and tense. It can give you headaches and stomachaches. It can make you feel worried for no reason and full of anxiety and tension. It can cause arguments and behavioral changes.

Sometimes, to fix these problems, it’s as easy as clearing the air and refreshing the energy. The key is doing it on a regular basis to keep the energy high and to clear out any low energy that may sneak in.

Tension lingering in your home? Feeling sick when you’re inside? Try these things to clear and raise the energy in your home – ASAP!

10 ways to clear and raise the energy in your home

1. regular saging

Burning white sage is known as the ultimate cleansing and vibration raising tool. Its smoke cleanses the energy of the air and when you open your windows after burning it, the low energy is carried away and you are left with the high vibration energy of white sage. Read more about how it works here. The more often you sage, the more often it can work to cleanse your space and raise the energy inside your home. I prefer a large sage stick (like this one) and use an abalone shell as my dish.

2. bring in natural light

Open the blinds and curtains as soon as you can in the morning. Allow in the natural light. The sun itself is cleansing and stimulating, even behind clouds, and will raise the vibration just by filtering into your home.

3. opening the windows

Let in the fresh air. Open windows throughout your house to create and allow a breeze to pass through. The air will carry away any low energy on the breeze as it passes through your house and replace it with fresh, clean air. If it’s too chilly outside to open the windows, candles can work very well to refresh the energy. I use this positive energy candle in my office, and my sister uses this abundance candle in hers.

4. prisms and stained glass

Hanging in the windows, prisms and glass that brings through colored light and rainbows will shine high vibration light into your home. Much like the sun, this reflective light will cleanse and lift the energy in the home with little work by you – besides hanging them up, of course! My family has several of these window prisms in each of our birthstones.

5. high vibration crystals

You can place crystals designed to raise vibration and cleanse energy throughout your home. My favorites are Selenite, Clear Quartz Points and Pyramids, and Rose Quartz. If you need help deciding, my favorite crystal book is The Crystal Bible.

6. music that makes you feel good

Sound can be healing – it can clear stagnant energy and replace it with healed, uplifted energy. While there are certain vibrations and tones specialized for healing certain areas of your life, it can be as simple as listening to and filling your house with music that makes you feel great. The energy you release when you feel great replaces any lingering low energy. I like to listen to flute music, like this, to clear the energy.

7. laughing often

When you feel good, your energy is good. It can heal you on the inside and out, diffusing into your space, releasing and replacing any low, non-good feeling energy. Laugh often and get your family to laugh often. Watch uplifting movies and shows, listen to comedy, do whatever it takes to make you and your family laugh as much as possible.

8. pictures of those you love

Surrounding yourself with those you love is important. Feeling loved and supported in your life goes a long way towards making you feel better and raising the energy in your home. By surrounding yourself with pictures of those you love, hanging them on the walls and filling picture frames, you are reminding yourself of the love and support you have. Not only that, you’re also reminding yourself of the good times had when the pictures were taken. Remembering positive memories and the support of those you love elicits feel good emotions in you and those in your home, inherently raising the energy and clearing any lower energy. Look at a picture, feel great, release feel good energy into your home.

9. finding ways to release tension

Clearing energy can mean clearing and releasing the tension, worry, and low energy (negative) emotions that caused the energy in your home to feel less than great. When you clear the tension and release these emotions from yourself, and your family does too, you can clear the air. Find ways to release tension and low energy emotions – take a bath, go for a walk, listen to music, watch funny movies, bake cookies. Do what makes you feel relaxed, calm, and at peace and do it on a regular basis. My preferred method is to take a salt bath with these pink himalyan salts.

10. get out of the house

Leave the house. Clear your OWN energy by taking a walk and getting out of the space and away from that energy. Open the windows when you do, and allow the space to air out on its own. When you come back, you’ll feel better and your house will too.
These are my top 10 tips for clearing and raising the energy in your home – try one or a few today! The more you use and the more often you implement these tips and tricks, the more you’ll notice their uplifting effects. Soon, you’ll be able to feel an energy shift instantly and know exactly what to do to get out of that funk – and it won’t happen as often!