Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac
Holidays & Lore
Here's a book to add some
magic to your days with a chronological collection of spells, recipes,
rituals, incantations and meditations. Each day of the year is marked
with a brief essay or piece of advice along with suggested colors and
incenses based on planetary influences.
4, for instance, is linked to the Festival of Cybele and the Roman
mother goddess, Magna Mater, an arbiter of moral and ethical dilemmas.
Chandra Alexandre, Ph.D., a doctor of ministry, suggests the following
"Take a bowl of water and drop three leaves onto the surface, having
formulated a question for which a yes/no response will be useful. Three
leaves face us is a yes. Two leaves up and one down in a yes with
qualifications.Three leaves face down is no. Two leaves down and one up
is a no with qualifications.
"To ascertain the meaning or the nature of the qualifications, crumble
the leaves into the water, let them settle, and drain the bowl. Look
for your fullest answer in the images you find left in the remaining
"The moon's sign is a traditional consideration for astrologers. The
moon continuously moves through each sign of the zodiac, from Aries to
Pisces. The moon influences the sign it inhabits, creating different
energies that affect our daily lives."
What is the effect of the Moon in Taurus? Things begun now do last, tend to increase
in value, and become hard to alter. Brings out an appreciation for
beauty and sensory experience.
Moon Void-of-Course Tables included in this volume track the course of
the moon through the zodiac, noting the date and time of its last
aspect and when it enters a new sign.
Vestalia is an ancient festival of the virgin Roman goddess of hearth
and home, Vesta (the Greek Hestia), celebrated June 7 - 15 each year.
The curtained inner sanctum of Vesta's temple in Rome was opened during
this week for barefoot women to offer sacrifices.
||New England witch and
librarian Jennet Silver suggests commemorating Vestalia with a candle
representing your hearth.
"This works best with a pillar, but any candle will do. On the candle,
carve symbols of a safe and welcoming home, and, if you wish, anoint it
with oils that fit your idea of a welcoming home (orange for good
cheer, cinnamon and nutmeg for prosperity, rosemary and lavender for
health and balance).
"Each time you tend your home by doing chores, light the candle and
repeat a simple blessing for your home, such as:
is hearth, here is home. Blessings on all within.
"When you're done, extinguish the candle, letting the smoke carry the
blessing through your home."
Spell Kit for Love
Pleiades, Stars in Constellation of Taurus
God`s Eye Leather Blank Book
for the Green Witch
A Complete Book of Shadows