Latest stone edition. I really should do a post on each of my stones/crystals.
I have neglected my spiritual side. My ancestors have been calling to me, in hopes to reconnect me with my spiritual path and I am ready. This turitella agate stone has been something that’s caught my eye previously, and now I finally have one. It’s a rough cut, but I love the snail and small insect/creature patterns found inside it.
Today, I held this stone in my hands and prayed for my ancestors to hear me. I spoke my mother and fathers names, and called to my ancient bloodlines. I asked for messages, and thanked them for their blessings & presence.
Selenite sphere, chalcedony, moss agate, amethyst, yellow jade and what I’m calling rutilated pink quartz.
Five of Bows – Empowerment card from The Wildwood Tarot
Knight of Bows – Fox from The Wildwood Tarot
Page of Stones – Lynx from The Wildwood Tarot
Closeup of my daffodils gifted me, before I moved my altar along the wall.
My altar was set up at midnight of March 20, 2015. The day prior I went for a walk outside looking for the evidence of Spring, you can see photos on my blog Cabin Fever Confessions. During my prayer & meditation I wore a ribbon crown, made with soft pink and yellow curled ribbons. I listened to a Ostara inspired YouTube playlist.
Using the selenite sphere gifted to me for me and my sweets 8th year anniversary, I cleansed my crown chakra. There is also a stone set out specifically for the fae. Spring time is a wonderful time to invite the magick of faeries into your life! Yesterday, I was looking at painted eggs from Russia in a local shop and completely forgot to purchase it for the altar. I think I will be making egg based foods today in honor of the season.
There were chants and displays of gratitude for the gifts that Spring brings us! Blessed Ostara to you all! Welcome Spring! We awaken you! Welcome Spring! We honor You!
The Psychic Tarot deck by John Holland. Photographs are not of a reading, just cards laid out for the photograph. If you see a message, I am happy you came across it.
Tonight’s full moon is the smallest full moon of the year. We’ve heard it called the micro-moon or mini-moon. This March 5, 2015 full moon lies about 50,000 kilometers (30,000 miles) farther away from Earth than will the year’s closest full moon – the full supermoon and Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon – on September 28. The March 5 moon is the year’s farthest full moon because full moon and lunar apogee – the moon’s farthest point in its monthly orbit – both fall on the same date. – Via earthsky.org
That’s what I read yesterday and what inspired me to do some banishing type magick. When I read “micro” I thought this would be an excellent time to use the power of the moon to help me reduce/minimize an unwanted habit/desire/thought etc until it was no longer visible within myself or my life.
It was a quick ritual, most of the prepping and intention set inside my home. The rest performed outside, under the moonlight. It felt fantastic. I didn’t use any particular wording this time, using only my mind’s eye to see what I desired to happen. I also took out my “The Psychic Tarot” deck by John Holland and did a quick reading for myself and then, went to bed early to concentrate on taking care of my body & spirit.
The Cold Moon, full and blinding white. Jan. 5, 2015
“O Nyx, whose darkness holds all the mysteries in shade, O flame lit stars, whose golden rays with Luna light float near, Black Queen who knows the untold desire that works our will, Ekate Apotropaios Grant us your protection this night
from harm & malevolence as we give honour to you.”
I followed my new tradition of drinking the reflected moonlight out of my cup of life-sustaining water. I read the words posted above that I found on this site, I breathed heavily as I expelled all the negative emotions and energy inside my body. During the full moon, I usually don’t work on banishing but this, this was an act of cleansing and pure intention. My greatest wish, were the words I repeated.
Full Frost Moon, over South-Central Alaska. November 6, 2014
This is a photograph of tonight’s full Frost moon. I am absolutely AMAZED that I had the energy required to honor the divine in ritual on the actual night of the full moon, that is something that has escaped me the past months. With the upcoming full moon I felt my nerves becoming frazzled, my body has been fatigued. Despite all that, last night as I looked upon the nearly full moon and, I asked for healing. While I walked, I stared at the moon and envisioned a spiraling white light shining down directly to me. I drank in her energy and invited her healing light. The spiral quickly became a tether and I felt safe. My emotions are often rocky during the full moon phase, but with the tether I felt I would not get “lost.”
Tonight, I prepared myself for ritual. I cleansed myself with frankincense incense smoke and patchouli oil. My clothes were changed and my robe donned. Quickly, I filled my black mug with water and I thought of the true blessing that clean water is. I made my way outside and found a spot where the moonlight could reflect in the water of my mug. The dark contents shone like a mirror and I invoked the Goddess of the Moon. Hecate was called upon to join me and I thanked her for her presence. Guidance and wisdom were both asked for, I drank in the blessed water – I drank in the silvery moonlight. Thanks were given and I poured what I did not drink on the ground at my feet on the little grass left in our winter.
Inside, I ate a piece of chocolate and grounded my energy. Then I ventured out to take photographs. The image was taken with our Samsung camera, not my usual cellphone. I was delighted that the evidence of the double image of the moon came out so clear, it is absolutely enchanting!