Correspondences for Sacred Plants of the Winter Solstice

Sacred plants of the Winter Solstice

by Selena Fox

HOLLY

Symbolizing: Old Solar Year; Waning Sun; Protection; Good Luck

Forms: boughs over portals, wreaths

Divinities: Holly King; Old Nick; Saturn; Bacchus; Wood Spirits; Holly Boys

Traditions: Roman, Celtic, English, Christian

 

 

MISTLETOE

Symbolizing: Peace, Prosperity, Healing, Wellness, Fertility, Rest, Protection

Forms: boughs, amulet sprigs above doorways, kissing balls

Divinities: Oak Spirit; Frigga and Balder

Traditions: Celtic, Teutonic

 

 

IVY

Symbolizing: Fidelity, Protection, Healing, Marriage, Victory, Honor, Good Luck

Forms: crowns, wreaths, garlands

Divinities: Dionysius; Bacchus; Great Goddess; Ivy Girls

Traditions: Greek, Roman, English, Christian

 

 

FRANKINCENSE

Symbolizing: Sun, Purification, Consecration, Protection, Spiritual Illumination

Forms: incense, oils

Divinities: Sun Gods, Ra at Dawn, Bel

Traditions: Babalyonian, Assyrian, Egyptian, Jewish, Greek, Roman, Christian

 

 

MYRRH

Symbolizing: Healing, Death and Afterlife, Purification, Inner Peace

Forms: incense, oils

Divinities: Isis, Ra at Midday

Traditions: Egyptian, Jewish, Christian

 

 

WHEAT

Symbolizing: Sustenance, Abundance, Fertility, Good Luck

Forms: grain, straw figures and symbols, cookies, cakes, breads

Divinities: Earth Goddesses; Saturn & Ops; Goat Spirit; Fairy Folk

Traditions: Roman, Celtic, Scots, Teutonic, Sweedish, Christian

Gris Gris Bags

Gris Gris Bags

The gris gris bag is a powerful charm bag made out of red flannel or chamois bag. You never change the color of the bag. The bag is always red flannel or chamois. If the bag you are making calls for a specific color, you would put a piece of that material in the bag. For instance, if your bag required a purple color. You would find a piece of purple fabric. Then cut a square piece of the purple material out. Place it in your gris gris bag. This takes care of the color correspondence.

The gris gris bag is made the same way you would make a mojo bag or a sachet bag. The only difference is the requirement for the specific color.

Below you will find some items you might use in your gris gris bag along with their correspondences.

 

Lodestones  –  To attract positive forces and repel negative ones. Often used in pairs for this purpose.

Four Leaf Clovers  –  To attract luck.

Rabbits Foot – For good luck.

Cross –  To symbolize faith.

Coins – To attract money and prosperity.

Dice – To attract luck in gambling or games of chance.

Personal Items, Nail clippings, hair or photographs – used to link the energy of the amulet to a Particular person.

Piece of colored Cloth or feather – To add additional color correspondences to the amulet.

Talisman written On parchment – To add planetary influences or strengthen the intent of the amulet.

Saints medals Or cards – The appropriate patron saint is added to strengthen the intent of the amulet and invoke the aide of the saint.

Magickal Oils And Powders – To add strength to the intent of the amulet.

Daily OM for October 28 – Hard Learned Lessons

Hard Learned Lessons

Bad Days

by Madisyn Taylor

We all have bad days and within these days is usually a gem of a gift waiting to be opened

 

We all have days from time to time when it feels like the world is against us or that the chaos we are experiencing will never end. One negative circumstance seems to lead to another. You may wonder, on a bad day, whether anything in your life will ever go right again. But a bad day, like any other day, can be a gift. Having a bad day can show you that it is time to slow down, change course, or lighten up. A bad day can help you glean wisdom you might otherwise have overlooked or discounted. Bad days can certainly cause you to experience uncomfortable feelings you would prefer to avoid, yet a bad day may also give you a potent means to learn about yourself.

You may consider a bad day to be one where you’ve missing an important meeting because your car stalled, the dryer broke, and you received a piece of very bad news earlier in the morning. Multiple misfortunes that take place one after the other can leave us feeling vulnerable and intensely cognizant of our fragility. But bad days can only have a long-term negative effect on us if we let them. It is better to ask yourself what you can learn from these kinds of days. The state of your bad day may be an indicator that you need to stay in and hibernate or let go of your growing negativity.

Bad days contribute to the people we become. Though we may feel discouraged and distressed on our bad days, a bad day can teach us patience and perseverance. It is important to remember that your attitude drives your destiny and that one negative experience does not have to be the beginning of an ongoing stroke of bad luck. A bad day is memorable because it is one day among many good days – otherwise, we wouldn’t even bother to acknowledge it as a bad day. Know too, that everybody has bad days, you are not alone, the world is not against you. Tomorrow is guaranteed to be a brighter day.

 

The Daily OM

Daily OM for October 26th ~ Hard Learned Lessons

Hard Learned Lessons

Bad Days

by Madisyn Taylor

We all have bad days and within these days is usually a gem of a gift waiting to be opened

 

We all have days from time to time when it feels like the world is against us or that the chaos we are experiencing will never end. One negative circumstance seems to lead to another. You may wonder, on a bad day, whether anything in your life will ever go right again. But a bad day, like any other day, can be a gift. Having a bad day can show you that it is time to slow down, change course, or lighten up. A bad day can help you glean wisdom you might otherwise have overlooked or discounted. Bad days can certainly cause you to experience uncomfortable feelings you would prefer to avoid, yet a bad day may also give you a potent means to learn about yourself.

You may consider a bad day to be one where you’ve missing an important meeting because your car stalled, the dryer broke, and you received a piece of very bad news earlier in the morning. Multiple misfortunes that take place one after the other can leave us feeling vulnerable and intensely cognizant of our fragility. But bad days can only have a long-term negative effect on us if we let them. It is better to ask yourself what you can learn from these kinds of days. The state of your bad day may be an indicator that you need to stay in and hibernate or let go of your growing negativity.

Bad days contribute to the people we become. Though we may feel discouraged and distressed on our bad days, a bad day can teach us patience and perseverance. It is important to remember that your attitude drives your destiny and that one negative experience does not have to be the beginning of an ongoing stroke of bad luck. A bad day is memorable because it is one day among many good days – otherwise, we wouldn’t even bother to acknowledge it as a bad day. Know too, that everybody has bad days, you are not alone, the world is not against you. Tomorrow is guaranteed to be a brighter day.

 

The Daily OM

Ah, Heck Yeah, It’s Friday, Friday, Friday! TGIF!

Days Of The Week Comments

The following is taken from an article on Beliefnet.com, “13 Ways To Improve Your Luck.” This one struck me in particular because most of these superstitions or “ways to change your luck,” comes from our Religion. This is the last article of 13, you are to do this when all else fails. Take a look!

And When All Else Fails…

Get yourself a good luck charm; I highly recommend authentic four-leaf clover. Or… Step in a shadow! Or… Place sugar in your  cup before the teabag. And last, but finally not least, for those of you who are  willing to take risks and go out on a limb, wear your clothing inside-out. All  these superstitions are guaranteed to improve your luck – as well as receive  attention and some stares from onlookers, for sure!

Makes you wonder, how our Religion can be “so wrong,” since everyone and their brother has stolen from it since the beginning of time. Hmm….

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Daily Feng Shui Tip for June 18 – ‘Go Fishing Day!’

Get out your lure and pole because it’s ‘Go Fishing Day!’ But today let’s go fishing for fortune and luck instead. In Feng Shui the fish represents profusion because the Chinese word for fish also means abundance. This accounts for why many Eastern and Oriental businesses keep live fish in their offices and homes. This philosophy holds that an aquarium is the easiest and most auspicious way to keep fish, and it is always best positioned somewhere immediately inside the front entrance or in the living room. Keeping perpetually pregnant neon colored guppies is considered exceptionally good luck as they are believed to bring blessings, wealth and ‘growth Chi’ into the home. It is important to keep the fish healthy and their water clean. If you’re unable to keep live fish, a figurine, statue or image of a fish will keep the auspicious abundance energies flowing! Today go fishing for some money luck by positioning an image of an Arowana fish immediately inside your front door. That way you’ll never have to tell the story about the one that got away!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com