Brigid’s Cross for Imbolc

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Candlemas or Imbolc

  According to Witchology.com, Candlemas, or Imbolc, is one of the four principal festivals of the Irish calendar, usually celebrated by the Gaels, other Celtic cultures, and modern Pagans at the beginning of February. Originally dedicated to the goddess Brigid, it was subverted by Christianity as St Brigid's Day. According to the Oxford Dictionary, Candlemas …

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Balance, synthesis

One of my favorite decks, Voyager Tarot, was calling to be pulled out of the drawer. So, thought I would share results when I focused on the week ahead. The images speak to the many facets of our mind. We can synthesize diverse ideas and blend both sides of the brain. The right side of …

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Crafting Calendars – Witchwood Wild

High days and holy days are one of the most pleasurable aspects of religious and spiritual practices. Festivals can have a variety of purposes, from simple celebrations marking the change of the seasons, to days given over to devotional activities for a particular deity or spirit. As pagans, our religious calendars should reflect our personal […] …

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Crystal of the Week: Jade

Holistic Experiment

Jade, also known as the Dream Stone, is a mixture of Sephrite and Jadenite, which are minerals. It’s said that it blesses whatever it touches and was valued in Ancient China for its beauty and power of healing and protection.

Traditionally, it was used to guard against illnesses and as a way to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge and encourages creativity and dream-solving. It was also worn as a protective talisman, assuring long life and peaceful death and was considered a powerful healing stone.

As an amulet of good luck and friendship, Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility, dispelling the negative energies and encouraging to see oneself as they are. It’s also well known for its medicinal properties of curing calculus stones and disorders of the kidneys or bladder.

As a travel stone, it prevents illness while on a holiday, traveling alone, and protects children and…

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