I’ll have to check that out. =)
So the kids and I were waking down the street collecting things for our nature journals and the boy goes “when people die they turn into animals” and the girl goes “yeah, but if someone dies and a baby is burn the same day, they are the baby.” And then the two of them started debating the finer points of reincarnation. I absolutely love these kids!
I'm apologizing for the fact that there will not be a Magickal Week at a Glance this week. I'm now working as a nanny and I forgot to queue it up last night. Sorry for the inconvenience my lovely followers.
Jera is improvement
Jera is something new
Jera is change for the better
Jera is harvest
Jera is the agricultural year
Jera is fertility
Jera is fruition
Jera is success
Jera is harmony
Jera is creativity
Jera is cycles
Jera is peace
I’m the type of person that literally needs incense to get into a magickal state of mind. I need to light the match and place the flame against the stick/charcoal/cone. I need to watch as the smoke begins to rise and swirl like tiny slyphs dancing. I need the scent. But since my sister got pregnant, I’ve not been allowed to light any. For awhile I used an oil burner instead, until my sister decided the scent was too strong. With rules like this, I feel like I’m 13 instead of 20.
Every year I stock up on incense sticks at my local renaissance festival. I’d stocked up only a few weeks before my sister found out she was pregnant, so I’m sitting here looking at a box full of all different scents while I type this.
My stockpile includes:
(A little later for an herbal wednesday, but here it is! This is the herb profile from my BOS. Most of the information is from Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs, also information from various herb books)
Folk Names: Hyssop Herb, Isopo, Ysopo, Yssop
Powers: Protection and purification
Magickal Uses: "Hyssop is the most widely used purification herb in magic. It is added to baths in sachets, infused and sprinkled on objects or persons to cleanse them, and hung up in the home to purge it of evil and negativity". -- Cunningham's
Gaia (Terra to the Romans) was one of the first being to be born out of Chaos in Greek mythology. She isn't just a goddess of the earth, she IS the earth. Likewise, her son and consort, Uranus, IS the sky. Uranus loved Gaia so much that he refused to separate himself from her, even to let their children leave her womb. Eventually, their youngest son, Cronus, castrated his father causing the separation of earth and sky. Some of Uranus' blood dripped into the sea and the goddess Aphrodite was born from this. Gaia was the mother of not only most of the Titans, but of the giants, Cyclops, Erinyes, Meliae, and most elements of nature. The "heavenly" gods (Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus, Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys, and Cronos) were born of her union with Uranus, but the sea gods ( Nereus, Thaumas, Phorcys, Ceto, and Eurybia.)were born of her union with Pontus (THE sea). By Tartarus she mothered Echidna and Typhon. By Aether she mothered Aergia.
When Gaia's daughter Rhea was pregnant with her youngest son, Zeus, it was Gaia who advised her to wrap a rock in swaddling and present it to Cronus to be swallowed instead of the baby.
Gaia is one of my main deities, though I don't consider her a patroness. In all honesty, I consider her my grandmother and the grandmother of all humans (well, great-grandmother if you consider the Olympians the creators of the human race). Most of my activities in her honor are mundane in nature. Picking up trash and litter out of nature centers and local parks, recycling, using eco-friendly and natural products whenever possible, etc. I also do rituals to help heal her.
Gaia is fantastic to work with if you have a poor body image or if you have an eating disorder
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I completely understand what she's talking about. The only difference is that I had those spiritual awakenings in the opposite order. The problem with following such a controversial path is much like being the weird kid in high school. You're completely alone, an outsider to all, and it's easy to get depressed if you dwell on that too often. I pray that one day Christopaganism will no longer be so controversial and taboo, but I think it's got quite a ways too go.
Welcome to June!
-Gay Pride Month
-National Adopt a Cat Month
-National fresh fruit and vegetables month
-Hug your cat day
-Full Moon (strong sun moon)
-Lunar eclipse 7:03 am (EDT)
-World Environment Day
-Anastasia Romanov’s Birthday
-Sacred to Domna (Irish Goddess of Sacred Stones)
-National gardening as exercise day
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.