Ancestor Stone

turitella agate

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.

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Ostara 2015

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!

New Moon Scrying

black moon image

This image was taken from a post by Selena Fox on her FB page, I hold no copyright to it.

Yesterday, during the partial eclipse I was looking at current posts on my Facebook news feed.  I came across this image in a post by Selena Fox, including a new moon chant: “New Moon Healing in New Moon Rite — New Moon Magic on New Moon Night!”  I began quietly chanting in my mind and mouthing the words while staring at the image on my cellphone. Naturally, there was some reflection on the glass and although I did see my face I saw more that surprised me.  The image of my face didn’t look like myself as I do now, instead it became an old and weathered face. Perhaps 30-40 years from now. I saw my beauty had more than faded, it was gone. It was a very short and quick epiphany to work on what others and myself see beyond my outward image/persona. A calling to find my inner beauty and let it shine!

New Moon Banishing Ritual

shells on stump

September 24, 2014 New Moon Banishing Ritual

On September 24, 2014 we entered a new moon. In the course of my studies I have learned that during a new moon it is a great time for banishing rituals/spells as well as “planting seeds” of positivity and desires/goals we wish to achieve. I recommend studying further into these ideas on your own as I am not especially versed in these areas in order to teach. In the photo pictured above you see three mussel shells. I chose 3, for it’s magickal properties. The shells are actually from a recent dinner, I cleaned and saved them for this purpose. I actually had a total of 9 but used 3 for this ritual.

shells on beach

My 3 mussel shells on the beach before I let them go in the current.

On the beach, right at the exact spot I chose  there was a Fireweed flower floating in the water. I did not notice the flower or place it there, my best friend and fiance actually pointed it out to me. I take this as a wonderful sign. During the moments before tossing the shells back into the ocean, I reflected on the three things I wrote on the shells. It was actually kind of difficult for me to allow the “overly critical” shell to be shown in the photo. Or, to actually be used in the ritual because I was fairly unhappy with my writing  of the letter “T” in critical.  A great reason to just let it go!

shell in ocean current

That which no longer serves me I RELEASE!

2 of the shells immediately went away very quickly in the tide. One shell floated on the water and close the beach. I ran along beside it, afraid it would actually come to shore. I had planned to throw it back out further if necessary, it was not. I feel like once I was finally ready to let it go, that is the moment when it went under the waves and out with the tide!

Goodbye to what no longer serves me! Goodbye!

(I failed to mention *tsk tsk* where I got the idea, please visit hocuspocus13 the blog is amazing)

 

 

Hot Foot Powder

I have a bad neighbor. My neighbor has been testing my patience something fierce. I lived in a fairly quiet apartment building until she moved in, since then it’s up all night ruckus filled with illegal drug use and drunkenness. I will spare you any further details. I had recently read up on hot foot powder and decided with the new moon (a good time for banishing spells) falling on June 27th, 2014 it would be a great time to try it out.

I referred to Lucky Mojo’s hot foot powder info (source) and recipe from elsewhere (source.) With most of the ingredients on hand, including a sock that fell out of her laundry basket it seemed perfect. Using a sock is what Lucky Mojo’s calls “sympathetic foot track magic.”

Recipe:
cayenne pepper
black pepper
black mustard seed
sulfur
High John the Conqueror’s root
gun powder (for quick results)

I originally thought the new moon would occur over the weekend and I realized I wouldn’t be able to acquire a missing ingredient – High John the Conqueror’s root, a friend recommended I graveyard dirt (which I have on hand) in it‘s place.

When I mixed the hot foot powder I discovered I also was missing black mustard seed (heavy sigh) so my guy provided me with gun powder and I went heavy on the peppers.

gun powder for hot foot trick

gun powder for hot foot trick

 

I got kind of excited while mixing the powder’s ingredients with my intentions and forgot to take a photo of the final product which I poured into her footie sock. I also wrote a message to my “enemy” in red ink on a piece of paper with my wishes, the paper was included into the sock with the powder.

I didn't have her name, so a substitute was used in the message.

I didn’t have her name, so a substitute was used in the message.

I employed a few different uses of the hot foot powder. I put inside her sock (even though I wouldn’t be able to get her to put it back on.) I walked backwards from the outside of our building sprinkling along her path and over her doorstep/welcome mat (skipping everyone else’s) and I tossed the sock over my left shoulder into the toilet (running water) and flushed.

I realize I made quite a few improvisations and substitutes, however it was a first effort and good experience.

**Update** Since performing this trick, my neighbor has not moved however I have noticed an increase of agitation and troublesome activity from her unit – it’s got to be only a matter of time. I also noticed her door mat has been pushed to the other side of the hall and that’s where it remains.

***Update*** July 4th, 2014 she returned to her apartment. Apparently, it had been quiet for a few days after the last big scene and she took off and didn’t return home until the holiday. She couldn’t get in her own apartment, someone must have let her into the building itself. For over twenty minutes she knocked, pounded, stomped and wailed to get into her apartment; finally someone let her in. She has not left the apartment since. Her welcome mat was put back in it’s place (not by me) but quickly found it’s way pushed away from the door again somehow.

****Update**** July 16, 2014, much has happened in the past two weeks. Including her door being busted into, two inches of wood now missing from her door as they were not able to enter. She has become drawn to our energy I believe and new actions must and have been taken.

*****Update*****August 6, 2014, my neighbor was evicted from the apartment. She is no longer in my building.

New Moon Blessing Manifestation

“New Moon in Cancer gives double, innovative power.Try water magick for protection, family, growth and financial stability. Your Magickal Challenge for today: Write 9 new moon wishes, put them in a glass of water, Sunday, dry out the paper and use the Leo Moon fire to burn your petition.” – Silver RavenWolf Author Page (source) I get notifications on FB from Silver RavenWolf’s page and this spell seemed great to try. The new moon fell on June 27, 2014. I took a blue inked pen and quickly charged it with my good thoughts which transferred to paper, and just like that it was in a glass (re-purposed jar) of water on my small bathroom window sill.

New moon blessing manifestation

New moon blessing manifestation

Just as instructed, I let it sit in the jar and watched it soak in the golden rays of sunset. I took a pretty photo of that too but decided not to overload you on photos in this post. Sunday, I let the petition dry. Once it was dry Sunday evening (didn’t take long) I found a nice clear piece of ground outside where to burn it.

Blessing petition burn

Blessing petition burn

 

The ash of a new moon blessing petition

The ash of a new moon blessing petition

Nothing but ash left, carried away by the evening wind into the great Alaskan sky!

**Update** Right after we burned the petition, me and my guy went for a walk and in the middle of the road he discovered a titanium ring that fit his finger perfectly. He collects this type of jewelry so it was such an awesome find! I believe it to be part of the “fast luck” request in my petition!