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To use the Witch's Runes for divination purposes, cast the runes in the manner of dice, casting all of them at once. A rune is only relevant to a reading if it falls face up, ignore any that are face down. The leading (or most important) rune in a reading is the one furthest from you. If all the runes are face-down, you are not yet meant to know the answer. You should not attempt another reading for at least one week. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Pagan Children's Stories Links: Pagan/Wiccan Parenting Page Stories Mother Berhta's Coming to Town by Steven Posch You've heard of Mother Berhta, right?
The "three days of the Moon" is a concept drawn from ancient Sumerian lore, where there were three Moon Goddesses during the time of the Full Moon, and the three Gods of the Moon during the time of the Dark Moon. Each of the three days of the moon cycle represents a different set of attributes and energies. Cycle of the Dark Moon The first day of the Dark Moon cycle is known as the Old Moon, the waning crescent at its extreme level of attrition.
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Candle burns higher; my spirits set free! Hotter than fire, this magick will be! Let magick come 'round, from under the grot. Place the herbal bag and the note beneath your pillow, and make sure you record your dream in a notebook or journal as soon as you awake, so you do not forget it! Be wise and use what you learn to prepare you for the future!
Do a thanksgiving circle, offering thanks as you face each direction — for home, finances, and physical health (North); for gifts of knowledge (East); for accomplishments in career and hobbies (South); for relationships (West); and for spiritual insights and messages (Center). Dip colorful leaves in melted paraffin wax for altar decorations that may be enjoyed even after the celebration or attach to a wreath for your head Make a dried leaf mobile Make wine Take a walk in a wild place with your family or circle members; Sing songs and talk about all the things you’ve done over the summer and spend time discussing other things you’ve done together in the last year; gather wild seeds and seed pods to decorate your circle for ritual. Gather dried leaves, herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods Scatter offerings in harvested fields Offer libations to trees Have a potluck feast with a group of friends and loved ones to celebrate the abundance of the season. Adopt someone in a nursing home.
Mabon is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly bare, because the crops have been stored for the coming winter. Mabon is a time when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21, for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings. It is also a time of balance and reflection, following the theme of equal hours light and dark.
Like Wiccan Goddesses and Pagan Goddess names, the Wiccan Gods are derived from many different cultures around the world. But the majority of the most common names for Pagan Gods come from the Greek and Roman pantheons, with a large dollop of Egyptian Gods and Hindu Gods as well. This article offers an introduction to a wide selection of Gods invoked by at least some Wiccans. Some are more exotic, others more popular.
Why a Magical Name?: Ah, the magical name.
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.
Learn Wicca / Wicca 101 / Faerie Tradition Because witches honor nature, they have eight festivals, or Sabbats, that mark the year as it turns through its seasons. The following is basic information about these Sabbats, and includes both standard Wiccan information as well as my personal Sabbat lore and experiences, in other words, what I perceive the Sabbats to be. Samhain happens near Halloween and is when the Wiccan year begins. My altar cloth is black, because we are in the time of year that is dark.
Druids The Druids were the Celtic priest-class but it is still uncertain whether they originally developed within Celtic society, preceded it or arrived in these isles separately (a romantic theory places their origins in the lost island of Atlantis). The Druids however were not merely preachers but, like the Celtic Gods, they were respected for being able to perform a number of different functions and abilities.