Monday, December 10, 2007

Wiccan Trivia

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Meanings of Colors

Candle Colors for the Zodiac:
Aries Red, Scarlet
Taurus Red-Orange, Pale Green, Olive, Brown, Indigo
Gemini Orange, Turquoise, Silver, Mauve
Cancer Yellow-Orange, Pale Blue, Silver, Pale Green, Amber, Maroon
Leo Yellow, Orange, Gold, Purple, Greenish Yellow
Virgo Yellow-Green, Grey, Navy Blue, Brown, Multicolor, Plum
Libra Green, Blue. Emerald
Scorpio Blue-Green, Blood Red, Dark Brown
Sagittarius Blue-Violet, Amethyst, Dark Grey
Capricorn Turquoise Blue, Black, Iris
Aquarius Violet, Electric Blue, Blue Mauve
Pisces Red-Violet, Violet, Indigo, Green, Crimson, Pinky Brown.

Colors of the Week :
Sunday - Yellow, Monday - White, Tuesday - Red, Wednesday - Purple , Thursday - Blue, Friday - Green, Saturday – Black

The Significance of Colors:
When you apply color to Candle Magick, the meanings of each color can be quite specific.

White - Spiritual Enlightenment, Cleansing, Healing, Truth Seeking.
Yellow - Activity, Creativity, Concentration and Imagination.
Gold - Beneficial in Rituals intended to bring luck or fast money.
Pink - Romance, Friendship
Red - Health, Passion, Love, Fertility, Strength, Courage, Willpower.
Silver - Helps develop Psychic Ability, Removes negativity, encourages stability.
Purple - Power, success, idealism.
Royal Blue - Promotes laughter and loyalty.
Light Blue - Peace and Tranquility.
Blue - Rituals to obtain Wisdom, Harmony, inner light or peace.
Emerald Green - Attracts Love, fertility.
Dark Green - Counteracts greed, jealousy. When used in a Ritual.
Green - Prosperity, Success, Luck, Money.
Black - Helps open up deeper levels of consciousness, use in Rituals to banish evil or negativity.

Friday, September 21, 2007

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Monday, September 17, 2007

The Hows and Whys of Altar Tools

So there you are, a beginner to Wicca, and you ask yourself, "Gee, what are all these Wicca supplies for anyway? What am I going to do with Altar Tools?" Those are good questions, since we are in a religion where there aren't many seminaries to teach Priests and Priestesses what's what, and what special church supply store they need to go to so they can purchase the right chalice or vestment.

What Altar Tools do you need, anyway? What Wiccan supplies do you need to be a "real Witch?" And how do you remain "non fluffy" while doing this?

Here is a quick primer on Altar Tools and Wicca Supply. Just the basics, of course.

Athame: Beginner Witches always have trouble pronouncing this word. It is pronounced ah' thuh may. Or, you can just call it that big ole Wicca knife. Nobody will be upset with you. You can buy many different types of athames, and since it will be your own personal Wiccan tool, you can tell those who might not like a nice wooden athame and say that the only "real athame" is a metal one with a blade that looks like it came out of Mad Max, that they can eat your Wiccan shorts. The athame is generally used to assist with casting a circle. Since you don't use it to cut anyone, and you only brandish it to look cool (unless some naughty Wicca haters are hanging around your circle making threats), you can buy any type you desire.

Athames are also used to signify the God in the Great Rite.

Bell: Now why would any Wiccan need a bell? Is it the "dinner bell?" No! It's the Altar Bell. And why does a Wiccan need an Altar Bell? As you should know, sound is very important during ritual. One learns to "vibrate" and "intone" with your voice, which helps the Gods to hear you. Same thing with an Altar Bell. The nice tones of a quality Altar Bell will let the Gods know that you would like an audience, please. The Bell is also used to cleanse energies at the end of a ritual.

Cauldron: You will find that most Wiccans LOVE cauldrons, especially cast iron ones and use them for many different things, some ritual, some not. They are most often used as vessels to hold lighted charcoal to burn incense, but they can also be used to make herbal remedies, or simply to cook chili.

Chalice: The Chalice signifies the Mother Goddess and is used to hold water on your Altar during ritual. The Chalice can be anything from a paper cup to a gaudy ornate jewel encrusted one. The Goddess doesn't get upset with you for not buying the solid gold chalice. A beautiful silver or stoneware one will do just fine :-)

Offering Bowls: Having a nice set of offering bowls on the Altar is a "good thing." How else will you hold the element of Earth? Offering bowls can be any type at all, from beautiful hand made jeweled ones, to little black scrying altar bowls, to the proverbial paper cup. As with all things Wiccan, it's your choice.

Altar Cloths: An Altar cloth is essential to a "well dressed Altar." It also protects the Altar from candle drips or other stains. Even experienced Wiccan practitioners find MANY candle drips after a ritual. Know that your Altar cloth WILL get drips. It is good if it is machine washable. You CAN buy that beautiful gold wrapped Altar cloth, but the first time the chalice full of wine falls, or the Mother Goddess candle drips red wax, you won't be a "happy fun Witch."

Wands: A wand is another item that you can use in circle casting, or in any other ritual where you wish to direct and focus your energy. Magickal wands are wands that you choose (either purchased or made....since Kestra must stay away from sharp objects, her wands are purchased), and charge with your own personal energies. Magickal wands can be metal, wood, plastic, or any kind of material you desire, but Kestra prefers wood. Wicca, the Earth, wood, you know.... that sort of thing. Different woods have different magickal uses.

Altar tools and Wicca supplies are very personal choices. If you know WHY you are making the choices you make, such as, "I want to use only white candles for this particular ritual because I feel that they will be appropriate" or "I must have a black offering bowl because I feel that only black should hold the Earth element" then that choice is a good one. Do not purchase tools or supplies because others tell you those are the things you "must have." Look sideways at any who tell you that there is only one "correct" chalice, one "correct" cauldron, or one "correct" athame. They are all choices, and personal choices at that.

Blessings

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Which Witch Are You?

Hey there, Dorothy -- are you a Good Witch or a Bad Witch? Is your friend acting like a bitch? Answer these five questions from Samantha's Twisted Book of Shadows and find out which witch is which?

1. These days I ride:

a) side-saddle
b) a broom
c) a vibrator
d) a vacuum cleaner
e) the bus home alone

2. My familiar is:

a) a dog named Toto
b) a flying monkey I conjured up the other day in my cauldron
c) Sailor Moon
d) several black cats
e) a gay friend

3. My idea of a good time is:

a) baking cupcakes for the poor
b) stealing food and reselling it outside the food bank
c) dressing up like Vampira and going to fetish night
d) doing impressions of Margaret Hamilton to amuse my friends
e) being alone so nobody hurts my feelings.

4. My favorite television witch is:

a) Martha Stewart
b) Endora from Bewitched
c) Sabrina the Teenage Witch
d) Heather Locklear
e) Kathie Lee Gifford.

5. My favorite witch movie is:

a) Practical Magic
b) The Craft
c) Rosemary's Baby
d) Mommie Dearest
e) The Wizard of Oz.

Now analyze your answers below to find out what kind of witch you are!!

A) GLINDA THE GOOD WITCH

If your answers were all "a", you are a modern Glinda the Good Witch. You visualize all your troubles surrounded in a bubble and floating away from you, and it works. Congratulations.

1. You're probably a real tree-hugger and into horses and nature and all that.

2. You're just like Dorothy, who, if you'll recall, was Glinda the Good Witch's protégée in The Wizard of Oz.

3. You know that all the goodness that you do comes back to you three by three by three.

4. You love the way Martha Stewart says, "It's a good thing" at the end of every segment.

5. You love the idea of a bunch of modern witches mixing up potions from their kitchen cupboards, wearing headscarves and dancing to music by Stevie Nicks.

B) A WICKED WITCH

If your answers were all "b", you are just plain eeevil.

1. If you get on a broom and your feet actually lift off the ground, that is truly creepy.

2. A monkey with wings is a dead giveaway.

3. To steal from the poor is pretty unspeakably evil.

4. Endora's a wicked old crone just like you -- only a little prettier.

5. You kind of like that Fairuza kid... you wish you had a daughter just like her.

C) YOU'RE A WITCH WANNABE

If your answers are all "c", you're just a wannabe. You've bought one of those do-it-yourself witchcraft books at the local new-age store, and even though you've been following the recipes, havoc is still being wreaked in your life. Do you think that if a spell actually worked, a real witch would really give her secrets of success away in a book that could be had for 10 bucks? Think about it.

1. If all those love spells you do actually worked, you wouldn't need to be using a vibrator.

2. Dressing like Sailor Moon won't give you supernatural powers.

3. Dressing in a way that appeals to men empowers men, not you... think again.

4. Statistics in The Toronto Sun recently cited that witchcraft is the No. 1 interest of teenage girls, so if you're a wannabe, chances are that this is your favorite show.

5. So far you've been practicing witchcraft all by yourself. Wouldn't it be nice to belong to a real coven like Rosemary's friends?

D) SURPRISE... YOU'RE NOT A WITCH BUT A GAY MAN!

If your answers are all "d", you're gay! I know it's confusing, but it's true. Gay males love a good wicked female archetype more than life itself.

1. You like to clean; that means you're gay!

2. Cats are considered to be "gay children".

3. You also like to do the occasional impression of Joan Crawford.

4. She's a Goddess in the Office! You wanna be Evil Scheming Manipulative Heather Locklear!

5. You love the scene where Joan beats little Christina with the hanger.

E) YOU'RE A WITCH'S VICTIM

If your answers are all "e", the only kind of spell you know is a fainting spell. You're more the kind of person prone to be the victim of witches because you refuse to acknowledge that magic exists. You wouldn't know what an athame was if you were lying on a slab and it was plunged into your heart (not that there's anything wrong with that).

1. Witches have cast spells so they get all the men and all the rides home.

2. All the straight males have been bewitched by real witches, so you're stuck with this gay friend.

3. You are the victim of the many psychic attacks practiced by amateur witchlets out there.

4. You don't really like Kathie Lee Gifford but for some reason every time she's on the TV you just can't stop watching her... it's like you're under her spell or something.

6. The Wizard of Oz is the only movie you've seen with a real witch in it.

* Editorial Note: This is our beloved Samantha exercising her funny bone; athames are never meant to touch blood and are not used in any form of sacrifice. No Victims were harmed or sacrificed in the writing of this article. J (David)

Samantha Steven's articles have been published in many high-standing newspapers and she has published several books. If you wish to buy Samantha's books about metaphysics click here Insomniac Press You can meet Samantha Stevens at Psychic Realm where she works as a professional psychic. You can also read more of her articles at Newage Notebook

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

How Signs, Symbols, and Colors Can Enhance Your Magick Energy

Author: Rose Ariadne


Remember, you don't need anything external to do Magick. The Magick is inside of you.



But, especially when you are just beginning, certain things can increase your desired effects of Magick (in very big ways).



This is because you are able to draw on the energies added by external tools (which each are imbued with their own energies). More importantly, you draw on the added belief these tools add to your subconscious mind.



Let's start with color - one of the most basic of energies that you can incorporate into your Magick.



The use of color in your spells can effect the outcome in two different ways.



First, are the Magick properties of the colors themselves. Each color reflects light in a different way, which is composed of a different energy that will have different effects on your Magick.



Here are a list of the colors you can use in your spells, and the type of Magick and how using each of them will effect your spells:



Black - use to ban negativity, in working with that which is hidden and in need of being revealed, in meditations on major life changes, and in connecting with Goddess/Mother energy.

Purple - use for psychic development, personal power, spirituality, prosperity, and connection with spirit world, success.

Green - use for growth, fertility/productivity, financial prosperity, earth connection, rejuvenation, and success.

Dark Green - use against greed and overly ambitious influences.

Bright Green - attracts love, social status, and fertility

Orange - use for energy, growth, and for drawing things toward you (as in drawing wealth toward you in ritual).

Blue - use for spirituality, wisdom, peace, harmony, and well-being.

Light Blue - use for serenity, peace, and stress reduction, meditations.

Dark Blue - use for prophetic dreams, need for laughter, increase of something.

Red - use for courage, love/passion, Father energy, health, and strength.

Gray - use for meditation, neutralizer, creates confusion.

Pink - use for romantic love, friendship, hope, rest, and relief from stress.

Gold - use for God, sun/masculine energy, and prosperity.

Indigo - use for deep meditations, stopping situations (such as gossip).

Brown - use for finding lost things, sometimes earth energy, concentration and study, prosperity, decision-making, and balance.

Magenta - use for higher frequencies, draws intense spiritual power for fast action, promotes spiritual healing.



Second, colors evoke different feelings and emotions within YOU. And the emotions they create can be different for each person. For example, maybe the color Red brings emotions of fear into you (for one reason or another). For another person, maybe the same color red evokes emotions of excitement and passion.



Simply do not use a color if it brings negative emotion to you, or none at all. Use the colors that deliver strong positive emotions of happiness, love, adventure, and excitement!



So use the specific Magick energies of colors above, and also use colors that bring strong positive emotions into your heart for spells filled with intense power.



Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/religion-articles/how-signs-symbols-and-colors-can-enhance-your-magick-energy-37039.html



About the Author:

Rose has been practicing different forms of Witchcraft for over 27 years. For more information on wiccan symbols visit her site The Ask Rose Ariadne Witchcraft Site"

Friday, August 17, 2007

History Of Love Spells

The origin of love spells cannot be traced to any one place, as they have been in existence through ages in all parts of the world. Hence, the history of these spells is difficult to pinpoint. In ancient times, the most common way of casting love spells was by making a wax image of the person who was the target of the spell and casting the spell, so that the actual person would get attracted towards love through the wax image. Love spells were practiced as a form of witchcraft in earlier times. At that time feelings such as love were considered as fancies of gods and people had a belief that they could coax and soothe these gods by casting love spells on them. In modern times a love spell is merely a method to help a person make a love connection with another.

Most love spells have only one aim of influencing and controlling the desired person. Since ancient times people have believed that charms and potions are the most powerful mediums for casting love spells. It has been the oldest and the most widespread human beliefs of all times. In the second century, the philosopher Apuleius was accused and acquitted of using a love potion to attract his wealthy wife. Many spells today too are based on age-old practices. For instance, one wears or makes the intended person wear charms on the body or places them next to the bed to arouse love in that person and hence this ancient practice is quite popular in today's times too. Earlier, each tribe followed their own type of love spells and they had tremendous belief in witches and wizards, who according to them could solve all their problems and fulfill their desires. Even today, the most popular reason for people's involvement with witchcraft is love spells.

Hence, love spells have been a universal phenomenon through the human history. They have been an integral part of the Greek and Egyptian mythology. The Greek and Egyptian binding spells have been extremely well known in ancient history and are popular even today.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Who Knows The Types of Candles In Wicca?

The types of candles in Wicca depend on the reason for burning the candle. Votive candles are one of the types of candles in Wicca, but these are mainly used for light. They are short and stubby and are usually placed in a cup or other small container. Votive candles also take up less space so that more of them can be placed on a Wicca altar. There are many places where you can buy the types of candles in Wicca at wholesale prices. These retailers sell a variety of other Wicca supplies as well.

For use in Wicca, taper candles are another of the types of candles. In Wicca, these candles are long and slender and the wax drippings are allowed to collect in a pan or a plate placed under the candle. When you buy wholesale Wiccan candles and supplies, you can also buy the special pans you need for the taper candles. The wax drippings are read in a manner very similar to that of reading tealeaves. If a reading is not required, taper candles are often placed in elegant candleholders. At the wholesale store, you can buy them in various heights and diameters.

Jar candles are one of the types of candles in Wicca that have a special purpose. They are made by pouring colored wax into a clear jar or by pouring clear wax into a colored jar, Those involved in Wicca can get both the wax and the jars at retailers that sell wholesale Wiccan candles and supplies. These candles are anointed, although only the top of the candle receives the anointing.

There are also specialty candles used in Wicca. These include types of candles in Wicca dedicated to a Christian Saint or Voodoo Loa. These candles, which are available at wholesale Wiccan candles and supplies stores, have designs and signatures printed on the outside of the glass container. They are jar candles and each different candle comes with instructions about how to use it in Wicca. Another of the types of candles used in Wicca are candles formed in the shape of a cross. They come in black, white, green and red and they are mainly used as altar pieces.

If you want to see all the different types of candles in Wicca, a trip to a retailer selling wholesale Wiccan candles and supplies would be very informative. You will see male and female figurine candles that are burned either face to face or back to back. Burning this type of candle in Wicca face to face is intended to form a bond, but burning it back to back denotes banishment. Seven Day Knob candles are another of the types of candles in Wicca. You burn one knob on each of seven days to cast a spell with this candle.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Witch's Money Jar

paper & pen
seven dimes
quart jar with screw-on lid
bay leaf

Write your need on the paper and drop it into the jar. Take 7 dimes in your dominate hand and place them one by one into the jar.

As each one drops, visualize it multiplying into huge amounts and say:
"Toward this wish, the money grows
by leaps and bounds - it overflows.
Coins that jingle, coins that shine
Come to me now - you are mine."

Write your name on the bay leaf and drop it into the jar. Screw on the lid and place the jar where you can see it everyday, but where it is not visible to everyone who enters your home. Add a coin or two to the jar each day, and watch as money flows to you from unexpected sources. After you obtain the money you need, remove the paper and bury it outside.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Money Spell

Do this at the same time every night. During the waxing moon. Up until the full moon.
You will need a green and a white candle. Anoint the candles with money drawing oil. (You can buy some money drawing oil by clicking the buy it now button at the bottom of this post!) As you are anointing the candle think of your intention and desire to have money come to you. Set your candles on your altar. Saying:

"Money, money come to me
In abundance three times three
May I be enriched in the best of ways
Harming none on its way
This I accept, so mote it be
Bring me money three times three!"

Do this every night up until the full moon.

Also carry a lucky money bag with you that has a few coins, a 5 dollar bill , and a few herbs. anoint it all with lavendar oil and then close tightly. Keep this on your person at all times during the spell above up until the full moon.

Money Drawing Oil













Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Lucky Charms and Talismans

Many of you already own several lucky charms or talismans. You just may not be aware of the object's symbolism or meaning. Below I have compiled a list of some of the more popular and common good luck symbols that can be purchased in the form of jewellery, paintings or statues.

The Ring: A ring made of gold represents eternity and the circle of life. A diamond on a gold ring symbolizes fidelity. The tradition of the wedding ring goes back to the ancient Romans. Puzzle rings that interlink symbolize the integration of the spirit with the mind. When you give a puzzle ring to a friend, it means that you never want the two of you to part ways.

The Clover: The three-leafed clover is a symbol of health and vitality and for the Celts, symbolized The Holy Trinity. A four-leafed clover symbolizes sudden good fortune. A five-leafed clover symbolizes a happy marriage.

The Heart: A heart is the classic symbol of love. A picture or lock of hair carried inside a locket is thought to be the ultimate way to symbolize the carrying of another's spirit in your heart. As an amulet the symbol of the heart protects against heart disorders, anxiety and the tendency to blame others.

The Pentagram: This five-sided star is also known as the Druid's foot. It helps as a talisman to fulfill wishes, invoke spiritual powers and activate inner powers. It also serves as a protective amulet against the "evil eye" and casts evil back to where it came.

The Star of David: This six-pointed star is also known as the Seal of Solomon and the Hexagram. It consists of two interlocking triangles and is used as a talisman to attain harmony, gain knowledge and invoke the aid of the angels.

The Heptagram: Also known as the Mysterious Star or the Love Star, this seven pointed star is sacred to Venus and helps one radiate beauty and attractiveness as well as radiate harmony and love.

The Crescent and Star: This symbol is a powerful love talisman that also symbolizes sexuality, wisdom and well being.

The Eye in the Triangle: This is an amulet that finds its origins in the culture of Europe, Asia and Africa. An image of an eye within a triangle is thought to reflect evil back to the wisher of bad luck and protect against envy, jealousy and misfortune.

The Eye in the Hand: These good luck tokens which feature a human eye centered in the palm of a human hand originate in the Near East and are of Jewish-Arabic origin. The open hand represents the intervention of God and the eye represents the all-seeing eye of Go. This talisman is thought to bring God's mercy, strengthen faith and protect against bad luck.

The Ankh: This looks like a Christian Crucifix but with a loop at the top. This lovely ancient Egyptian symbol represents love and long life.

Thor's Hammer: This talisman usually looks like a small axe or very blunt edged cross. Carrying this symbol is thought to help achieve social success and protect against petty quarrels, making the wrong move in life and losses on the stock market!

The Pictic Knot: This is a Celtic charm that looks like three interlooping triangles. It is represents the three realms of consciousness and is worn to protect from black magic, magickal mistakes and dangers in general.

The Celtic Knot: These come in many designs and look like knotted threads. The knots based on mirror images or the number two represent passion, inspiration and a happy marriage. Knots based on the quadrupling of an image represent personal power and wisdom.

The Medicine Wheel: For about 5.000 years, almost all Native American Indian tribes have designed some form of a medicine wheel. The design varies but basically medicine wheels are Mandalas whose imagery is based on the number four. Medicine Wheels help you develop personal power and equilibrium, attain wisdom and understand the ups and downs of life!

The Dorje: This is a Buddhist "thunderbolt" that also resembles sceptre or a dagger. They are usually freestanding brass objects about the size of a paperweight done. This symbol is thought to repel demons, help one follow the true path and not be misled by false prophets.

Roman Coins: Antique Roman coins are thought to bring prosperity and good fortune to those who wear them as jewellery.

The Two Headed Ax: This image is found in almost all cultures: ancient Crete, Asian, Northern Europe and African cultures. It represents justice, authourity, and strength of character.

The Human Skull: Human skulls, whether bone or silver are usually worn to protect one from death. Shamans wear them to symbolize the accessing of deceased spirits.

The Devil's Trap: This is a circular gold or silver coin or talisman which features tiny Hebrew text that spirals more and more tightly inward towards the center of the circle. The idea is that the "Devil's Energy" is trapped inside the circle so it can't escape. This is worn or placed near doorways to protect from evil and clear one's path of obstacles.

The Zen Symbol: This looks like a black teardrop shape and white teardrop shape embracing each other in a circle. It is from the Far East and is also known as the Ying Yang or Tai'Chi symbol. It is worn to achieve equilibrium, balance and harmony between the sexes.

Samantha Steven's articles have been published in many high-standing newspapers and she has published several books. If you wish to buy Samantha's books about metaphysics click here http://www.insomniacpress.com/author.php?id=110 You can meet Samantha Stevens at http://www.psychicrealm.com where she works as a professional psychic. You can also read more of her articles at http://www.newagenotebook.com

Monday, August 6, 2007

The Solitary Practice of Wicca

For many, being a member of a coven is an indispensable part of being a Wiccan. But there are many who simply cannot be a part of a coven, or who choose not to. These people are known as solitary practitioners. While once almost unheard of, solitary practitioners are becoming more and more common.

Individuals may select a solitary path because of their own personality and religious preferences. For other, joining a coven may be difficult or impossible because of issues like distance or family/work commitments. There are others who have naturally fallen into a solitary practice by chance. Many people who are solitary Wiccans will practice that way throughout their life. For others, there may be periods of solitary practice and periods of being in a coven.

Being a solitary Wicca should not be mistaken for being anti-social or hiding one's religion. Solitaries often have fellow Wiccan friends, perhaps following different paths. They may attend group rituals or perform spells with others, but they are solitaries because the bulk of their practice is independent and they are not a part of an initiated group. The high priestess and/or priest act to initiate members in a coven. Because initiation requires another person to confer membership, a solitary Wicca cannot "self-initiate." Instead, they will perform a self-dedication to commit themselves to the Wiccan faith.

There has, in recent years, been some criticism of solitary Wicca. This is generally coming from the more conservative branches of Wicca. This is not, however, the view of most Wiccans, because Wicca is a constantly evolving faith. The solitary Wicca is a development that helps more people practice Wicca, and that is not a bad thing.

Some of the negative views that a solitary Wicca may encounter come from the notion that those who are not in a coven are not really taking being Wicca seriously. There are many people who call themselves Wiccan after reading a book or two, and claim to have a solitary practice. These people are often obeying a fad or going through a phase. However, their lack of commitment can be very frustrating to oath-bound Wiccans because it does in some way cheapen the religion and taint the outsider view of it.

The best remedy for this negative opinion is for this is for those who are committed to their solitary practice to be shining examples of how it is not necessary to be a member of a coven in order to be fully dedicated to the Wiccan religion.

Carol Lynn Browning has been a sole practitioner of Wicca for many years. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Craft. Specifically using new technologies of our everyday modern life yet still embracing and respecting the old ways of Wicca. You can sign up for the Wonders of Wicca newsletter at http://www.wondersofwicca.com

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Basics of Western Astrology Explained

By: Paul Curran
Introduction
This article covers the basics of Astrology and how they are inter-related. Astrology is defined as 'the art or practice of determining the supposed influences of the planets and their motions on human affairs and human disposition'. From this practice a horoscope can be produced - a diagram (or chart) of the relative positions of planets and signs of the Zodiac at a specific time, usually the time of birth. A forecast can then be produced.

The Zodiac
Western Astrology originated way back, around 500 BC, with a concept called the Zodiac being developed. This comprised of an imaginary sphere surrounding the earth, which followed the path of the Sun through the constellations during the year. The Zodiac was split into twelve sections, each named after the specific constellation noted in that area.

Elements
Many ancient philosophies used a set of classical elements to explain the way nature behaved. Each sign was connected to one of the classical elements (fire, earth, air, or water) and was also related to a region of focus; social, personal or universal.

* Water signs are related to growth processes, identification and emotion. In tandem with the other elements, water feels that fire will make it boil, air will evaporate it, but earth will shape and channel it.

* Fire signs are related to action, passion, and energy. In tandem with the other elements, fire feels that earth will smother it, water will drown it, but air will fan and enliven it.

* Air signs are related to thought, perspective and communication. In tandem with the other elements, air feels that water will obscure it, earth will suffocate it, but fire will inspire and uplift it.

* Earth signs are related to sensation, stability, and practicality. In tandem with the other elements, earth feels that air will dry it, fire will dry it, but water will refresh and nourish it.

Modalities
Each sign is connected to one of three modalities; cardinal (sometimes referred to as movable), fixed, and mutable.

There are four quadrants following the order of the zodiacal signs, with three signs in each. Each quadrant describes a season, beginning with a cardinal sign, continuing to a fixed sign, and ending with a mutable sign.

Modalities and Related Zodiac Signs


Mutable signs are related to adaptability, resourcefulness and holism. They are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
Fixed signs are related to determination, focus and individuality. They are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Cardinal signs are related to creativity and initiation. They are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
Summary of Zodiac Sign Characteristics

Aries (cardinal, fire, personal): defensive, energetic, head down, assertive, impulsive.
Taurus (fixed, earth, personal): patient, indulgent, resourceful, thorough, devoted.
Gemini (mutable, air, personal): quick, logical, inquisitive.
Cancer (cardinal, water, personal): clinging, protective, sensitive.
Leo (fixed, fire, social): theatrical, generous, proud.
Virgo (mutable, earth, social): critically, practical, efficient.
Libra (cardinal, air, social): lazy, co-operative, fair.
Scorpio (fixed, water, social): anxious, passionate, sensitive.
Sagittarius (mutable, fire, universal): careless, free, straightforward.
Capricorn (cardinal, earth, universal): suspicious, prudent, cautious.
Aquarius (fixed, air, universal): detached, democratic, unconventional.
Pisces (mutable, water, universal): distracted, imaginative, sensitive.
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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Desire Me Spell

A simple candle spell to bring desire to the eye of your beholder.

First you need to scoop some soil.

Sprinkle this around the base of a red candle anointed with your spit and some patchouli oil.

Light the candle and focus on you being desired. See you in another's arms and bed.

When the vision is strong in tone as many times as you like:
"Come to me my will is great
your new fate you can't escape "

Do this every night until the next full moon.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Solitary Witch

I have been a solitary witch for just about 5 years. I am now 19 years old. This has worked very well for me and I love being a lone witch who truly believes in the power. I consider myself a white witch. I do not harm anyone or anything.

The Witches Creed

The Witches Creed

By Doreen Valiente
Hear now the words of the witches,
The secrets we hid in the night,
When dark was our destiny’s pathway,
That now we bring forth into the light.

Mysterious water and fire,
The earth and the wide-ranging air.
By hidden quintessence we know them,
And will and keep silent and dare.

The birth and rebirth of all nature,
The passing of winter and spring,
We share with the life universal,
Rejoice in the magickal ring.

Four times in the year the Great Sabbat Returns,
And the witches are seen,
At Lammas and Candlemass dancing,
On May Even and old Hallowe’en.

When day-time and night-time are equal,
When sun is at greatest and least,
The four Lesser Sabbats are summoned,
Again witches gather in feast.

Thirteen silver moons in a year are,
Thirteen is the coven’s array,
Thirteen times at esbat make merry,
For each golden year and a day.

The power was passed down the ages,
Each time between woman and man,
Each century unto the other,
Ere time and the ages began.

When drawn is the magickal circle,
By sword or athame or power,
It’s compass between the two worlds lies,
In Land of the Shades for that hour.

This world has no right then to know it,
And world of beyond will tell naught,
The oldest of Gods are invoked there,
The Great Work of magick is wrought.

For two are the mystical pillars,
That stand at the gate of the shrine,
And two are the powers of nature,
The forms and the forces divine.

The dark and the light in succession,
The opposites each unto each,
Shown forth as a God and a Goddess:
Of this did our ancestors teach.

By night he’s the wild wind’s rider,
The Horn’d One, the Lord of the Shades.
By day he’s the King of the Woodland,
The dweller in green forest glades.

She is youthful and old as she pleases,
She sails the torn clouds in her barque,
The bright silver Lady of midnight,
The crone who weaves spells in the dark.

The master and mistress of magick,
They dwell in the deeps of the mind,
Immortal and ever-renewing,
With power to free or to bind.

So drink the good wine to the old Gods,
And dance and make love in their praise,
Till Elphame’s fair land shall receive us,
In peace at the end of our days.

And Do What You Will be the challenge,
So be it in love that harms none,
For this is the only commandment.
By magick of old be it done!