Sunday, September 30, 2012



If you can identify the actual spirit, locate the center point of the house, and standing there
take a cup of red wine. After each of the following statements take a sip of wine,
and drain the cup after the last direction.

Facing east:
Lady of love and power and all blessings, breathe love into this house, fill air with good.
Through you, in you, I bless this house.
Facing south:
Lady of love and living and all blessings, warm this house with comfort, make whole its hearth.
Through you, in you, I bless this house.
Facing west:
Lady of tide and time and every blessing, let every hour flow sweetly in this house.
Through you, in you, I bless this house.
Facing north:
Lady of strength and riches and all blessings, make this house strong and filled with earthly good.
Through you, in you, I bless this house.
Walk around the house saying the following in each room (including attic and cupboards):
Be comforted. All is well. Now you are blessed. You have life to nurture and nurture you.
Be calm. Be easy. Be comforted. You are blessed.
If you can identify the spirit, say the following in the room most affected:
It is time to leave here. All is well. There is nothing here for you. You must be gone.
Go now, go, complete your passing. Go, and with our blessing and farewell.
Often commanding any evil spirits to leave at once, in the name of your deity three times works well.
After this you could get a smudge stick of sage, or sage incense, and perform a house blessing
carrying it deosil around the property and from room to room, paying special attention to doorways,
crevices and windows, and also any places that `feel` cold.
As you do this with words from a house blessing, scatter salt and water which has been
consecrated and blessed. Have windows and doors open as you bless the house.
Salt scattered along windowsills and doorways will prevent any entity re-entering the property.


To meet your spirit guide:
Items needed: Alter Candle
Day candle (whichever color for the day you be will doing your spell)
(Monday-white Tuesday-red Wednesday-purple Thursday-blue Friday-green
Saturday-black Sunday-yellow)
Offertory Candles 3 Violet candles 3 White candles
Tools: Athame to inscribe candles
Props: Crystal ball or clear glass of water
Incense: anise, cardamon, and coriander
Oil: jasmine, lemon, rose, and sandalwood
Bathing Herbs: cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood
Timing: Best done during the Mercury hour of the day, although any hour
should work. Any moon phase is appropriate.
Breathe deeply and build a ball of protective light around you. While soaking in
your ritual bath, meditate on the whole ritual: the steps you will take and what
you wish to say to your spirit guide when you make contact.
Enter the circle in the Hour of Mercury. Light the incense. With the oil, dress
the Altar Candle and the Day Candle while concentrating on the purpose of the
ritual. Light your Altar candle and your Day candle and state your intent:
"I am here to make contact with my Spirit Guide, and to acknowledge him or her"
With your Athame, inscribe Violet Candle #1 with the word "Spirit". Dress it with oil.
Light the Violet candle #1, direct your energies into it, and say: "Here do I
light the first Lamp of Spirit. May its light reach out across the barriers from
this world to the next. May it make contact with that World of Spirit into which we will eventually enter"
Take your censer or incense wand and swing in around censing the whole area
around the altar, while rhythmically repeating the word "Merge" and building up
energy to focus.
Replace the censer and pick up Violet candle #2. Inscribe it with the word
"Spirit" and dress it with the oil. Put it back on the altar, light it, direct
your energy into it, and say:
"Here do I light the second Lamp of Spirit. May it's light also reach out across
the barriers from this world to the next. May it make contact with that World of
Spirit and help spread the light, illuminating the passageway between our worlds."
Again, take the censer or incense wand and cense the entire area around the
altar while chanting the word "Merge" Build up your energy to focus.
Take violet candle #3, inscribe with the word "Spirit", dress with oil, charge
with your energy, light it and say:
"Here do I light the third Lamp of Spirit.
May its light also reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. May the light
from these three lamps blend and grow, dispelling all darkness and lighting the
way that my Spirit Guide may come to me and speak with me here today."
Inscribe the 3 white candles with the word "Truth" and anoint each candle with
oil. Light the 3 white candles in order of 1, 2, 3, and say:
"Here do I build Truth. As these candles burn throughout this ritual, their power
generates nothing but truth in all that transpires between this world and the next.
Through these candles there is truth in all communications that come to me".
Again, cense the entire altar area while chanting the word "Merge".
Replace the censer and continue chanting. Sit comfortably while chanting, and
gaze into the crystal ball, or the clear glass of water. Continue chanting until
you feel it is right to let the chant taper off.
Continue to quietly look into the crystal ball or glass, not trying to picture
anything. Keep your mind blank, so whatever comes will appear will come in it's
own free will.
Gaze into the center of the crystal, there is no need to try not to blink. Look
into the crystal and blink naturally. Try not to notice anything in your
eripheral vision, just the center of the crystal.
Eventually a face or figure will appear. This may take a long time, or it may
appear almost immediately. If it doesn't come at all within approximately 20
minutes, abandon this attempt, extinguish the candles in the order in which they were
lit, leave the altar set up, and try this ritual again in three days. You should
have results within a month at most.
When a figure does appear, ask if he/she is your Spirit Guide. You will hear an
answer. You may not hear it out loud, or even see the figures lips move, but you
will be aware of the answer. This is how most of your conversation will proceed. You
will ask your questions mentally (or out loud) and the answers will be clear
inside your mind.
Ask if you have more than one spirit guide. If yes, ask them to appear also.
You may ask anything you wish to know, but it is suggested to establish a
connection first where your Spirit Guide may appear to you at any time, or at
specific times, so that you can converse with other spirits through him/her.
When you have finished speaking with your Guide, thank him/her, then sit for a
moment with your eyes closed, meditating on all that you have learned.
Extinguish the candles in reverse order to clear the circle.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

love oil and banishing powder

Come To Me Lover Oil

Jasmine absolute

Rose attar

Neroli or essential oil of petitgrain

Gardenia absolute (or fragrance oil)

Tuberose absolute

Blend the above into apricot kernel or sweet almond oil.

This is the most deluxe love-drawing oil. The ingredients are extremely

expensive. It is not required that all of them be used, although the first three

are fairly standard. The substitution of petitgrain for neroli will keep the costs


Begone Banishing Powder

Grind the following ingredients together:

Black peppercorns

Cayenne Pepper


Sea Salt


Sprinkle the banishing powder on clothes, especially belonging to anyone you

would like to see gone (without wishing harm to them)


This powder can also be used as an accompaniment for spells, particularly

around or over candles.

Friday, September 28, 2012 by Stormy Stewart

As we walk this road we call life we are often filled with a bevy of emotions. Some good some bad. But all are needed so we can sort through the rubbish and find our way. We come into this life as we leave it alone. It's sad but true. All we can count on is that fact. Did you ever wonder why? I have. But there is a way to redefine your search for the right person while you are here.
I am sure you realize that we set up our lives, make contracts, raise families, concur worlds, and yet we are truly alone. We count on others who may or may not let us down. Ever wonder why that happens? Maybe the love you thought was so right was an illusion. There are many kinds of love. But these two are the most difficult to see through. The all-encompassing love and the all-consuming love. They may seam like real love but it's a flawed love. The one to hold out for is the all-empowering love. This is how tell if your love is the love of your life, or a guise to keep you in turmoil. With the all-consuming and the all-encompassing love you work way to hard trying to maintain a balance which drains you of vital energy. Love should give you wings, If it doesn't you are in the wrong relationship. Do yourself a favor and if that is the case get out now before it destroys your health  or mind.

So what is the difference you ask? Well an all-encompassing love is created as a circle covering all and hopefully controlling all. But the problem lies is the control. No one wants to be controlled. Even though it is a milder case  that the all-consuming love make no mistake if it is not shared it will fall down around you. While all-consuming love takes control of you. In worst cases you become a stalker. But even if you don't it controls your emotions and therefore your life. And at some point you become unbearable.

Now lets look at the all-empowering love. Like it's name it empowers you both to rise up and become a better you through love. It is a light-airy kind of love. It allows the other to follow their dreams and allows you to also. there is a deep connection  to the knowledge that if it's the one it will survive, grow, and flourish. By empowering the other person you empower the relationship.

Earth Mothers Winters Gift "Reflection and Contemplation" by Stormy Stewart

As the days wind down, we enter a time of diminishing light and winters cold blanketing snow. This is a time for introspection, reflection and contemplation. As we sit by our fires and snuggle in for the winter, our minds drift off to the questions "what if and why"! I have been wresting with my own demons and past unsolved dilemma's. These have woke me from a sound sleep and kept me awake at night. As I searched for answers one though keeps ringing true. There are three truths to everything. None are wrong, but as they are parts, none are right either. It is the sum of these truths that make the real truth. With this in mind I say. "Truth is a relative statement." 

Let me explain! I found this works in all areas, history, life, love, relationships, everything. Say I am with a man who verbally brow beats me daily, I am to report to him my whereabouts and I am sad and alone all the time because he seams so jealous I dare not make friends. Same relationship. He is with a woman who is always crying when she thinks he can't see, he suspects another man so he insists knowing her whereabouts, he's mad that she would treat him that way, she is secretive and hides her friends. People who don't know them see a couple who are in trouble, and maybe escalating into maybe a violent situation. Their friends see a version of what the person they are friends with sees. No one is right, yet everyone is. If you sit back you can take apart the pieces and figure out why each act that way. But to fix it there is more you need to consider, family  background, motives, and these are just a few that need to be figured in. So where is the actual truth? Somewhere is the mist of reality or is it all relative to the person viewing or living it.

Last night I watched a movie "Left my heart at Wounded Knee." It was done by White's trying to see the American Indian's perspective. It was in my eyes short of reality. But then again who's reality? Mine? Who am I? I was not there. I am White with a small part Indian. Still I have submerged myself with American Indian writings. So maybe I am closer to the truth than some others. The words of Red Cloud says it all when he was talking to a soldier who had killed many of his people. "Take heart, of all your weapons you have used on us, bullets are the ones we fear the least." To me the movie  was sugar coated to the whites part. Still it serves as a tool to see the truths in each side while allowing a third perspective that hopefully see's a better truth to the sins of mankind. We want, We need, We take, without thought of others. This is a reflection I see in all wars, but also in relationships and work as well.

My hope with this article, is to get others thinking. We as a race are in trouble. Wake up and smell our own shovelings. Reflect on the others  views and take note. Maybe we can both change enough to make our truths a little closer to the entire view of it as a whole. We as a race need love in our dealings not greed. Mother Earth never asked what was in it for her when we were put here. Take note and reflect on her today as you live your lives. Seek out the truths behind your actions and the actions of others. If nothing else it will help with your understanding of a situation.

Autumn Equinox by Stormy Stewart

Autumn Equinox is almost upon us. It is a time of drawing inward. Into our houses, into our crafts, and inward as we reflect on our summer and our lives. It is also a time of rejuvenation. We clear our heads and our bodies. It is also a time of wearing down. Many earthly bodies are wearing down. Not sure why it is but with the winter also comes a time of letting go. Both for the families who lost or are loosing a loved one, and also for those leaving this Earthy plane. For that many find it a time of sorrow and depression. Watch for those feeling that way and lend a loving shoulder.
For others it is a up lifting time of new love, marriages and the thrill of up and coming family traditions and celebrations. There is Mabon, Sept 21st, then Samhain or Halloween Oct 31st, and the big celebration, Yule on Dec 21st or Christmas on Dec 25th. In the past many have only celebrated one or the other, however since my daughters new love 3 years ago, I have been celebrating Both Yule and Christmas. Yule with my hubby and daughter if she can make it and Christmas with her at her house with his parents and siblings. I hope to create a tradition in which up and coming grand children will know both.

It is also a time of reaping that we have sown. Plants are being harvested, canned or in some way preserved or put into cellars. In that way the old traditions are more alive than ever with the economy being what it is. More people are growing their food or at least a part of it. They are also taking a good look at what goes into their bodies. It is a good time to reflect on that and make plans to change where we can.

So while you are canning, carving pumpkins or preparing that autumn meal, take a moment and give a smile to family and friends, to co-workers, to that hurried person who almost cut you off on the road, or to that person who pushed you aside to get the last can of pumpkin you were about to take. And include them in your prayers at night or in your candle rituals. Remember we are all in this together, we all came here for the same reason, to learn.

From the window By Stormy Stewart

Watching from the window I see a bird land on a feeder; in the distance a dog barks.......Jake. Yes it's Jake, the neighbors dog. The wind is blowing softly. I can feel it through the screen. And the smell, So clean, like after a summers rain. Yes that's right it rained last night. Why is it so hard to remember? It's afternoon. I had lunch a short time ago. I remember that. Yes! I can remember somethings. I guess the others  will come in time.

A man is holding me. His touch is soft and loving as it rubs my back. I don't know why but I know he means me no harm, Yet, I can't remember just how we met. I lean into him as I gaze out the window. There are now three birds on the feeder, all chirping their hello's. The grass is so green. I want to go out so badly, and feel the grass between my toes. But I am a Prisoner. Wait how can that be? How can I escape! I lower my head on his shoulder and nuzzle in and smell him. Ah. He smells of old spice and spegetti. Two of my favorite smells. He hugs me and whispers , "I love you."

I came here on my own, not that long ago. But now..... Now I can't walk, My muscles aren't working when I ask. I can barely hold my head up. Yet I seam to be just a little stronger every day. What happened to me? My memory fails. Is it Alzheimer's. I remember hearing about that somewhere. Yet I can remember my life before ........ well sometimes I can. I was invincible, I came and went at will, I was everywhere and nowhere all at once. But wait that doesn't even make sense to me anymore. Still there was a time. A time when it did. But alas that was before this man. .........Did he do something to my. Ahhhh......I wish I could remember, but I can't. All this thought has made me tired. Or maybe it's the back rub. B u r p! Oh no I hope he didn't hear that. I would tell him that but The words just aren't coming out. Oh No! why can't I talk? Why can't I move? Or Remember? I am so tired. Did He drug me? I can't even remember that. What happened to me? I want so badly to feel the grass . I wish I could ask him to take me outside.

The man moves away from the window as It talks to his brother. No! Don't take me from the window I want to yell from the roof tops. I try to squirm away but he holds my tightly. I hear them talking but I can't see the man. But I remember his name, "Eric" Yes Eric. surely he sees I am imprisoned, why doesn't he save me? Doesn't anyone care? Nothing makes sense anymore and I am fading fast. I think I must of been drugged. Maybe it was in the milk? I just can't keep my eyes open a second longer. Oh no! What will happen to me while I lay asleep?The man is walking again. As I fade away, I hear Eric say, "Night little one. Happy Birthday, your three months old today"................... What? I'm a baby?

So you think you want to own a Syberian Husky? by Stormy Stewart

Well lets really think about this. Sure they are beautiful, versatile, smart and an all around great dog, but there are things you might not be aware of. I have owned A Siberian Husky  for 7 years now. Cody'lu Lord of the Winds. He is beautiful, smart, crafty, persistent, unyielding, demanding, loyal, loving, and a great protector, but he is also a free spirit. You see huskies are not a normal dog. You can't tie them, chain then, cage them, or ignore them. They are able to get out of any chain, tie or cage. Then they are off. Like the wind on a summers day. Running, playing, investigating. In hours they are two counties away in the middle of a 5 lane highway pacing back and forth between the cars like a wild caged animal. This happened to my Cody-lu.
They jump 6 foot fences with ease and jump up or down an entire staircase in one leap if on a run. And their runs are like the wind, fast, free and without warning. I now own 3 huskies, they live in my house with a four acre underground fence to contain them. They hunt as a pack. Nothing lives in the 4 acres. Not squirrel, bird, bug or another dog that is crazy enough to cross. My boys are loving and friendly to anyone who comes to visit. However, once I had a friend come to pick up something from my house while I was gone. The dogs wouldn't let him near. They are very strong protectors.
If they should get out, you must hunt them down. They will not return home, no matter how much they love you. There is just too much to see out there. They are first and foremost wild, free spirits. If you can learn to live with them for 6 to 10 years and your lucky they might decide to stick around if they are able to get loose. My Cody-lu now age 7 has finely decided that life here is good enough. His children Demon and Raptor age 5 have not.
As in any clan, there is a head. Cody-lu takes that position. Demon is in charge of  safety while the other rest, night watch. Raptor is the nurturer. We have a 8 month old Rotti/lab pup. He would have been lunch, but Raptor took him under her wing. He became her pup. Cody-lu maybe the head but Raptor has no fear and if she says something it is done. They wait for her signal if someone approaches. So if your thinking Husky, please, read up on wolves. They truly are similar in actions, needs, and decision-making skills. I love my boys but they are not for people with no time or room for them to run. They need both like you need air. Be responsible and think twice before getting a husky. They are beautiful but they are a handful too.

She waits By Stormy Stewart

She waits

She is always the first to rise and the last to fall asleep. While they fall asleep, she watches over the family and cleans the floor. Only after she is sure everyone is asleep does she nod off. She dreams of the exciting new adventures that await her with the coming dawn. And she waits.

Morning comes and she greets the first to rise with a smile and a kiss. And she waits for the next to wake. After everyone eats she starts cleaning. Laps, floors, faces, whatever is needed. Then it is her time. She goes outside and visits friends over the fence. Catching up on the latest gossip. Now everyone is at work or school. Her work is done. So she waits.

Slowly they trickle in, one by one, until they are all home safe. She kisses them as she hears of their day. She smiles as they relive the best parts. Ever so intently she listens to every word. It is almost as good as being there. She waits for a time when she can go off to work. But she knows right now she is needed here. It is so good to be needed. She loves her job of raising her family but still she waits...... waits for the day when she can explore other places and do other exciting things.

Today she is needed even more. She is caring for one who is sick. Nothing serious, just the flu. She walks her to the toilet and holds back her robe. She comforts her, kisses away her worries and checks her temperature all at the same time. She lays beside her comforting her. She is sick but with her help she knows she will be Okay.

She knows your not suppose to play favorites but she still has a special place in her heart for this one. Maybe its the instant connection they had when they first met. Maybe it is because they are so much alike. Maybe its as simple as a female knows another female. She never waisted her time trying to figure it out. It was a fact and the why really doesn't matter. Sitting there, she waits.

Well it's night time again. The night ritual is in full swing. With the floors clean and everyone in bed she stops in to check on her sick one. She is feeling better but still awake. She tells her a bedtime story about far away lands and her life as a child. They both fall asleep in the arms of the other. Suddenly there is a noise at the door. She is busted. Kaya, you know dogs are not allowed on the bed. Get down. Sarah needs her sleep. You can see her in the morning. Slowly with her tail between her legs Kaya leaves the room, glancing back at her little Sarah and says her good nights. Soon enough it will be morning. So she waits.

Soul mates by Stormy Stewart

What is a soul mate? The concept of soul mates is something we all want and need to believe in. This is a reality that we learn as a child. We are taught that we will grow up and get married to the one who completes us. Then why are so many of us growing up, meeting and sometimes marrying people who are in essence our tormentors? People who in no way are our soul mate, yet at first they seam to be our greatest love! And why do we allow these people into our lives? Why do we set ourselves up for this fall? All are great questions and will allow us to see why so many of us only meet our soul mates so late in our lives.

We all have a soul mate. There are only two reasons why you haven't met yours, if in fact you haven't yet.
1. You aren't ready, or
2. They aren't ready.
Most likely when you finely get together with your soul mate you will find they have lived parallel lives. These are a few of the things to help you can tell who your potential soul mate is or if you are both already meet.

You were in the same area of the country on a number of times through out your lives.
You most likely walked right by them. If you pass them on a street, you will never really notice them. Yet later when you get together with them you will realize you saw them at certain places or maybe just that you both must have been at the same place at times in your lives.
You may of talked to them. If you talk to them you will have an un-meaningful conversation. Most likely it will be a short informational one.
You may of lived next door to them when you were a child.
They will be some one you really will not have an opinion about either way until you are both ready to come together.
So why don't we come together at age 20 or so as we are taught will happen? Meet, fall in love, have children, and live happily the rest of our lives? There is only one answer for that.
In order for soul mates to come together, You must come in perfect love. In order to do that you must first learn what perfect love isn't. This is a personal process. Some can learn from others around them, TV, family, or a few relationships. Some of us take longer. Reliving our unlearned lessons over and over again until we get them right. This explains why so often we go into the same type of bad relationships over and over again.
The people living in this time have another way of calling our soul mates into our lives before we have fully learned from the process I mentioned
ed as soul mates to sent forth unconditional love into our universe. Once we meet each other we join in a connection that emits love into the universe. In this time and space, the veils have changed which allow us to summon our soul mates early to help our universe and it's inhabitants in this time of change.
With this there are conditions and risks should you decide to do this.

You must both be willing to chance the amount of alignment you have both achieved as enough to keep you together.
You must both at the same time or within the time period of the others asking to reveal their soul mate to them. Thus creating a joint connection, one to the other.
You must both be so low on your faith in such a connection while also knowing within your heart that it is real. So your heart and head will be in battle for the truth.
Risk: You only get one chance at this. If you both allow this to happen and are not ready you will blow the ability to a line in the future.
Still there is a way to still see who your soul mate is and allow them to finish any lessons they still need to before actually joining together.
The process is simple:
You must both ask to have your soul mate revealed to you, with a sign that you will recognize to be your soul mate, including what sign is that you need (this can be a thought of what you need most or a actual list), while also saying that if you are both not ready that the meeting will not influence the future meeting. You can do this by saying any form of this
I desperately need my soul mate to be revealed to me even if only for a fleeting moment. My ability to believe is dwindling fast. I am sure my soul mate will process these traits Please reveal any of these to me as a sign. If we are not ready to come together I will not try hold them or try to keep them from completing their lessons. I wish only to renew my faith that they are out there somewhere and at the proper time I will meet them.
Only the one who is finished learning needs to include the promise to let go. But both must want and need the soul mate to be revealed.
Once a connection is asked for by both they will be revealed. If you summon your soul mate the process will be harder to connect, but in many cases the need out weighs the process of connection. For only with our soul mate can we emit the vibration of total love out into our universe.

Old Wives Tales

If you spill pepper you will have a serious argument with your best friend.
Mandrake is a mysterious plant believed to have powers of preventing sterility in men and animals, causing barren women to bear children, and compelling love.
To break a mirror means 7 years bad luck.
It is unlucky to see your face in a mirror by candlelight.
A mirror should be covered during a thunderstorm because it attracts lightning.
If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will die soon.
A rainbow in the Eastern sky,
The morrow will be fine and dry.
A rainbow in the West that gleams,
Rain tomorrow falls in streams.
To kill a raven is to harm the spirit of King Arthur who visits the world in the form of a raven.
If you sing before seven, you will cry before eleven.
If you bite your tongue while eating, it is because you have recently told a lie.
To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning, sweep out the room they stayed in immediately after they leave.
If a candle lighted as part of a ceremony blows out, it is a sign that evil spirits are nearby.
It is said to be unlucky to have your hair cut when the moon is in the wane as this will cause it to fall out and lose its luster. Cutting your own hair will tempt fate. To determine your future: set fire to some strands of your hair - cut them off first!. If they burn brightly, you are in for a long life. If they splutter and smolder, it is said to be a death omen. Never pull out grey hairs, for one will be replaced by ten. It has often been believed that a sudden fright can turn hair white.
A shiver means that someone is walking over your (eventual) grave.
The opening of a door of its own accord indicates that a visitor is on the way, whilst a slamming door may damage the 'spirit of the house' and should be avoided.
KNIFE: crossing two knives is bad luck. If you are given A present of a knife, give a coin in return to avoid 'cutting' the friendship.
'Let the superstitious wife
Near the child's heart lay a knife.
Point be up, and haft be down,
While she gossips in the town.
This amongst other mystic charms
Keeps the sleeping child from harms.' (Robert Herrick)

Washing laundry:
'They that wash on Monday, have the whole week to dry.
They that wash on Tuesday are not so much awry.
They that wash on Wednesday will get their clothes so clean.
They that wash on Thursday are not so much to mean.
They that wash on Friday, wash for their need.
But they that wash on Saturdays are dirty folks indeed.'

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Make your own magic staff

Go and find a long branch, or limb, about 1 and a half inches wide, and
about a foot as smaller than you.
Carve the skin off of it with a knife. Carve it so that it's the actual wood
that's showing, not the bark or skin. Once you've carved what you feel is
enough off, enchant it by doing the following.
Sit in a meditation position and place the staff in front of you. Grasp it
with both hands and lift it a little off the ground. Start drawing energy
directly into the staff itself. Once there is a lot of energy in it, make
the energy burst out and surround it like a flame.
In your mind it should be like the staff itself is powering up. While
holding on to it tightly, tell it what you want it's use to be. If you only
want it to have control over fire, than chant something like "This staff
shall have the power over fire, and listen well to my every desire" in your

Gods and Goddesses Candle

This is to make a sacred working candle for consecrating, contacting, spell
craft, meditation, etc.

This process needs:
- 1 candle, preferably your favorite color (tea candle are ok)
- Knife or name label sticker
- Frankincense or Lotus oil


1. Set the time, choose full or new moon, but I prefer new moon, because
this is the time for new beginnings

2. Stick the name of your deities on your candle or carve the name on the

3. Anoint the candle with the oil you choose

4. Under the moon,
"With the light on this candle, gods and goddesses within
The gods will protect with their hands, and goddesses will bless with their
hands. So mote it be!"

5. Leave the candle for one night on altar, outside or inside it's up to you

making a wand

Making a Wand

Learn how to make a wand for the purpose of spell casting/ ritual casting

First, you should acquire the proper wood. Any wood is satisfactory,
But here below is a list of the most common choices and their attributes.
All below info belongs to the Bardwood Wandery, and the Bardic Institute.

Woods of Elemental Earth
Rowan (Luis)

Also called the Mountain Ash, and Quickbeam for its powers of bestowing and
enhancing life, Rowan is sacred to Capricorn. It especially bears the power
of the Dark Goddess, the Crone aspect of Mother Earth, and through her the
power of fiery Abban, Vulcan, Lord of craft, mountain, and metalwork. Rowan
flowers and bright orange berries are marked by the pentagram, symbol of the
five Elements; the berries, often retained through Winter, symbolize the
endurance of Life through the dark of the year. Also called Witchen or
Witchbane Rowan has been considered the enemy of all evil witchery, and
protects against one being carried off to Faerie against one's will. A tree
of astral vision and protection, particularly good for warding off evil
spirits, Rowan traditionally is said to avert storms and lightning, and
bring peace. The fondness of songbirds for Rowan berries, gives the tree a
link to the bards, and the Goddess Brigid in her role as Muse of poets. It
is a tree associated with serpents and dragons and sacred places, the
leylines or dragon-lines of Earth energy. The dragon embodies primal energy,
a strong force of creativity and natural flow, which cannot be "slain" or
tamed". Indeed "slaying the dragon" in Christian legend is sometimes
confused with modern technology's notions of dominion over Nature. Dragon
energy is drawn into harmony when we enter into partnership with it through
the erection of standing stones at intersections of the dragon lines, or by
directing it in a Rowan wand. Rowan's power is doubled by the inclusion of a
dragon-scale core when it is fashioned as a wand. Its Elvish name, Luis,
comes from the root lu "time" also found in luras "to judge." Elves
frequently hold their judicial assemblies under old Rowans. Especially
suited for magick giving form and order, ritual, growth, fertility,
protection, women's autonomy, poetry, weaving and spinning, and geomancy or
work with ley lines.

See Also: Rowan Tree: Pyrus aucuparia

Ash (Nuin)

Sacred to Virgo and its ruler Mercury, planet of intellect and reason, Ash
is a wood associated with many divinities. The number of its house is nine
(thrice three). The Ash appears in Norse myth as Yggdrasil, the World-Ash or
Tree of Life from which all the worlds spring. In this respect it is the
pathway or bridge by means of which the wizard may travel among the worlds.
Mystically, Ash signifies the Astral dimension and its myriad doorways.
Beneath the World-Tree, Yggdrasil, the three Norns or Fates dispense
judgment over gods and men. A dragon lives in the roots of the World Ash and
an eagle in its branches; the goat of Odin feeds upon the leaves and turns
that food into Ambrosia, the drink of the gods that provides immortality.
Hanging upsidedown on the Ash tree, Odin drank of the spring of destiny at
its roots and the runes were revealed to him. Tradition holds the Ash also
to be sacred to Llyr and the Greek Poseidon, Lord of Sea, horses, and
metamorphosis. Like the Sea-Goat Capricornus, Ash unites Earth and Water in
the primordial energy in which all potential lies. Poseidon, Odin, and Thor
each wielded a spear of Ash, symbolic of an irresistible magical Will and
invincible protection. The Greek goddess Nemesis carried an ash wand as
symbol of divine justice. With it, she ensures that fortune (good or ill) is
shared among all people and not only by the few. Nemesis is also called
Nemesis of the rainmaking ash" identified as Andrasteia, daughter of the
sea-god Oceanus.

One of the few surviving Druid wands of old, found in an archeological dig,
was made of Ash with a sunwise spiral design, symbolizing Ash's links to the
Sun. So generally magical is the Ash that it is the wood used for Yule logs
and Maypoles, and in some traditions the brooms of witches. In the Alferic
pantheon Olobaal, the Sea Mother, whose body moves with the moon is a
feminine figure. She is the devouring Mother who consumes, swallows, and
gives birth to all life. She is goddess of water, sea, and ocean, twin
sister of Vashaan, the Wind Lord, as Poseidon is brother of Zeus. She is
great and terrible when incited to Tempest by her brother; calm and
beautiful when she is embraced by the Sun Obraash; fecund when touched by
the Moon. She can take any form and is also a goddess of war. In Alferic
tradition it is out of ash-wood that Olobaal fashioned her scepter and the
haft of her magical harpoon. Thus, it may be seen that Ash is as much
attuned to Elemental Water as Earth, and so is the consummate wood of growth
and fecundity, mothers and daughters, and female sovereignty. It is a wood
of balance and the marriage of opposites. Well-suited for shamanic magick,
protection, and to enhance one's skills at any art or craft, magick of wells
and caves, Earth as the vessel of water, finding roots or working with plant
roots, magick of horses, oceans, conquest, justice, and weatherworking.

See Also: Ash Tree: Fraxinus excelsior

Maple (Shorin)

Sacred to Alban Elved (the Autumnal Equinox) because of its fiery red and
orange colors as its leaves turn -- a bold celebration of the season and the
cycle of death and rebirth. Poised on the equinox, it is linked to both
Libra and Virgo, Hazel and Ash. Maple's sacred bird is the Great Horned Owl
who is herald of the coming Feast of Samhuinn with its magick and mystery.
The owl is a bird associated with wizards and wisdom, and the bearing of
messages in the night. In North America, especially in its northern parts,
the Maple is a dominant tree with many varieties, including the sugar maple
from which maple syrup was made by the Native Americans. As such it is
associated with the life-giving sap of the trees, providing food and
sweetness for those who treat it with respect and care. Alban Elved is also
known as the Feast of Mabon, dedicated to the reborn son-consort of the
Great Mother. The Dying God is also the Giant Ymir of Norse myth, from whose
body the world was made. Maple is a strongly masculine wood, somewhat
rebellious and tough, but with a beautiful smooth grain; hard, yet excellent
for carving. Well-suited to spells of sending and communication, binding,
transmutations, creation, revolution, rebirth, healing, beauty, art, and

See Also: Maple Tree: Acer campestre

Elm (Elma)

One of the tallest ancient forest trees, graceful in its chalice shape, Elm
is sacred to the Great Goddess in her form as Wise Grandmother. She is the
Qabbalist's Briah, manifest in the planet Saturn. Elm is also called "Elven"
for its connection to the Elves and Faerie mounds, and so to burial mounds,
and to death as the doorway eternal life. In recent times, as many ancient
Elms have been killed off by Dutch Elm disease, the tree has come to
symbolize and embody the struggle of Nature against humanity's destruction
of the old forests through short-sightedness or the transportation of
diseases from other parts of the world. Elm's spirit is majestic and
expansive, rooted and wise. Well-suited to magick of Earth and invocation of
the Goddess, healing, fertility, gardening, rebirth, destiny, wisdom.,
passage from one life (or phase of life) to another, metamorphosis,

See Also: Elm: Ulmus campestris.

Plum (Emrys)

Plum wood is not a wood expressly included in the sacred tree lists of the
Elves or the Celts; however, it is closely related to its sister, the
Blackthorn, which is known as a Faerie tree of dark omen, strong in
protective magic. Sacred to Abban, God of Craft and Mountains, Plum is a
fruit wood, and so bears powers of fertility but its thorns evoke powers of
great reserve and protection, the setting of boundaries, and the ability to
dissolve them. Abban, like the Greek Hephaestos, is a jealous spirit of
creative fire, whose devotion to art transcends all other concerns. The wood
itself is harder than Apple but has a similar creamy color, and the branches
are tough, knotty, and thorny. Thus Plum is a consummate wand wood for the
creative artist or anyone desiring to focus on magic that will enhance skill
overcome barriers, keep people or disturbance at bay, evoke toughness and
persistence, patience, protection, and healing, especially of the blood. It
is also well-suited for the divining of precious metals or minerals.

See Also: Plum Tree: Prunus domestica

Woods of Elemental Air
Hawthorn (Huathe)

Hawthorn or Whitethorn is sacred to Aquarius and Vashaan, the Windlord, the
Thunderer, whom the Elves call Valma. He is the Norse Thor and the Greek
Zeus, god of Sky and storm. It is a tree of defense with its twisted
branches and sharp thorns, and it holds the power of lightning. Some
loremasters say it can detect the presence of magick because it is a tree in
which magical powers enter the manifest world from beyond. Its sacred color
is violet and it is especially attuned to this band of the magical spectrum
with its focus on powers over other kinds of magick. Well-suited for all
protective magick and all magick aimed at strengthening one's magical powers
spells of control, or warding, sending, detection, concealment,
weatherworking. and protection against lightning and evil spirits.

See Also: Hawthorn: Crataegus oxyacantha

Lilac (Galad)

Sacred to Gemini, the Twins, lilac brings the root energy of expansion and
growth, that underlies intellectual and spiritual prosperity. Such energy is
the burgeoning of Spring flowers, sacred to the androgynous and quicksilver
Mercury, whose domain is writing, speech, song, reason, and travel by sea,
air, and star. Lilac is sacred to bards and its intoxicating fragrance
bespeaks erotic and creative power. Galad comes from the root gal, meaning
gift" from which other words derive: galian "hospitality, " agalla "sexual
pleasure," gaelli? "delight," melengal "mystic union." All of which suggests
the mysteries of gifts and giftedness, talent, and the communication of love
through delight. Lilac wood is close-grained, creamy, and smooth, excellent
for carving intricate interlace patterns. Well-suited to magick of union,
attraction, enhancement of sexual pleasure, intellectual pursuits,
imagination, information, mental concentration, travel, illusion, detection,

Hazel (Koll)

Sacred to Libra and the Celtic goddess Arianrhod, called Shava and Ardiana
by the Elves - the White Goddess of Stars and the Queen of Heaven. In Roman
and Greek myth she is Venus and Aphrodite, goddess of love, but for the
Elves she is the goddess not so much of carnal love itself, but of the
enchanting power of beauty.. She is named Danu by the Celts, the grandmother
and is called Spider Grandmother because she created the starry net of the
night sky. Her web is manifested in the twining limbs of the forest trees as
they reach upwards in worship of her. Hazelnuts feed the Salmon of Wisdom in
its deep pool. Its color is midnight blue, its stone lapis lazuli or blue
sapphire. Its bird is the crane. Shava is considered the teacher of
enchanters and all worthy wizards and bards are summoned to her table.
Sacred to Shava, Hazel wood is imbued with magical power. Its nuts feed the
Salmon of Wisdom in its deep pool. The hazelnut is also connected magically
to the heart chakra. Well-suited to magick of wisdom, beauty, charm, love,
stars, navigation, and creativity.

See Also: Hazel Tree: Corylus avellana

Cedar (Chakris)

Sacred to the cross-quarter feast of Imbolc, which in the Elvish tradition,
is the Feast of Shava, Queen of Stars. Yet it Cedar is also associated with
the goddess Sezh or Persephone in her Underworld time, withdrawn from the
mundane surface of existence during the season of snows. Evergreen Cedar is
sacred, like Juniper, for the promise of eternal life. Its number is thirty,
its color pale yellow, and its bird the goldfinch. Chakris recalls the
Cedars of Lebanon, the wood from which the great Jewish Temple of Solomon
was built. Associations with Solomon are, of course, always magical, that
great king being legendary for his powers of magick and ability to bind
spirits to his service. Cedar is a wood of protection and preservation.
Imbolc or Oimelc is also, traditionally, the time of the lambing when the
milk of the ewes comes, thus the linkage of the festival to milk, as well as
to light. Chakris symbolizes and embodies the light in the darkness, and the
brilliance of the Star Goddess in the inky blackness of the interstellar
void. Cedar is especially powerful for clearing negativity from an area
prior to magical work. The tree is also called Arbor Vitae, Tree of Life.
Especially suited to preservation of sacred places, forests, and groves,
dedication of sacred space for worship and magick, bringing of light out of
darkness, star magick of all kinds, and summoning of helpful spirits.

Apple (Queris)

Sacred to the Feast of Lughnasa and the Celtic Goddess Rhiannon, who is also
one of Shava's masks, as Goddess of Stars and also of horses. Apple harvest
comes on and after the feast of Lughnasa (August 1st) and marks one of the
major foods of the Elves, often associated with the Faerie realms and the
Isle of Avalon. Thus the wood has the power of Avalon and the immortality of
the Faerie realms. The Q-rune is also called Quenda, in Elvish Eranor, which
is the Rose bush whose bright colors evoke the spirit of light and love in
the season of Lugh, or Obraash, Mellar of the Sun. Its sacred number is
seventy; its sacred bird the rose-breasted grosbeak. Shamans and ancient
poets are often described carrying apple branches as symbols of their office
and the famous Silver Bough of Apple provided entry to Faerie. Especially
suited to opening the doorways into Faerie, spells to do with horses or
travel, illumination, enhancing any skill, love, harmony, and beauty,
harvest, and magick of divine, shamanic madness or visionary experience.

See also: Apple Tree: Pyrus malus

Linden (Ohm)

The Linden, also called Basswood and Lime-tree, is the tree most sacred to
the goddess Shava, who may be found in Celtic Arianrhod, and Greek
Aphrodite: Queen of Stars and Love. Her nature is as much fiery as airy
being the spirit of Divine Light. Linden wood is laden with the power of
attraction that underlies not only love, infatuation, and harmony, but also
the very fabric of the material cosmos in such forces as magnetism, adhesion
and gravity. It is a wood of truly cosmic power on every dimension and
sphere of the Tree of Life. Linden is a very light, airy, and smooth wood,
excellent for carving and capable of supporting fine details. Specially
suited to star magick, spells of creation and transmutation, illumination,
love, attraction, healing, enhancement of beauty and peace, and acts of

See Also: Linden Tree: Tilia europea

Yew (Ioho)

Sacred to Mercury, spirit of intellect, thought, and communication and
master of magick, incantations, and runes. He is also the psychopomp, guide
of souls from one world to the next. As such, the evergreen Yew bears powers
over travel between the worlds. In the Elvish pantheon, Mercury is Islaar, a
shape-shifting, androgyne who is both the great Teacher and the mischievous
Trickster. Patron of thieves as well as Poets and Seers, Islaar is a mystic
power as well as the divine spirit of thought. As Trickster he is the
inspirer of wit and eloquence. The Yew is the tree of the Ovate, the seer
and healer in Druid tradition. As such it bridges the worlds and opens
doorways into the Otherworld. Yew is especially suited to spells of
transformation and transfiguration, illusion, astral travel, mediumism,
necromancy, conjuration of helpful spirits, guides and ancestors, and also
spells to bestow knowledge, eloquence, or persuasion.

See Also: Yew Tree: Taxus baccata

Woods of Elemental Fire
Oak (Duir, Dwyr)

The most powerful and sacred of Druid woods, Oak is magically linked to the
constellation Leo. It holds power to draw lightning or the bolt of
inspiration. The Sun, which rules Leo, is the source of life and light.
Psychologically it is the center of the Self. Oak symbolizes all solar
heroes, those who venture out from their homelands to achieve great deeds
and bring home wondrous treasures. Oak traditionally provided not only one
of the most durable woods for construction and fuel, but also the acorn from
which the early tribes fed their pigs throughout the winter. Oak is one of
the longest lived trees, thus embodying great wisdom as well as strength.
The name Duir is related to dwyn, "door," or "portal," the great door of a
manor dwelling. It is also, of course, often linked to drwyd, "druid" or
wizard." As the wizardwood, there is no more magical wood for wandmaking and
it is especially noted for enhancing the endurance of spells against time
and counterspell. The acorn is associated magically with a helmeted head and
so to the crown chakra. Natural branches of Oak are often twisted and gnarly
and have a coarse, dark grain. It is a hard and heavy wood. Especially
suited to magick of kingship and wise rule, personal sovereignty, authority,
power, protection, sealing or opening doors, endurance, and invocation of
wisdom, fertility, and abundance.

See Also: Oak Tree: Quercus robur (The English Oak)

Holly (Tinne)

Associated with the Holly King who defeats the Oak King at Midsummer each
year and reigns until the Winter Solstice, Holly is one of the most fiery of
woods and second only to Oak for its sacred regard by the Druids. The Gaelic
"tinne" is thought to mean "fire." It's rune in the Alferic Ogham is the
same as the Futhark rune Tyr, and like that rune is associated with the
Spear, one of the magical weapons of the Tuatha de Danann, and also of Odin.
The spear is one of the prototypes of the magical wand, a phallic , yang
instrument for projecting will and inseminating matter with life and
creative seed-forces. Mars, or in Elvish the god Ambash, rules Holly. Ambash
is also associated with the Wildman of the Forest, the untamable power of
the forest depths and its procreative essence. It is associated with
Midwinter, but actually reigns over the "dark half" of the year when the
solar tide is waning, from Midsummer to Midwinter. Oak rules the waxing tide
of the sun. It is calendrically associated with Capricorn as the
Constellation presiding at the Winter Solstice; however, the Alferic
tradition also associates it with Aries, a constellation ruled traditionally
by Mars. Holly has been regarded as a powerful protective wood, good against
evil spirits, poisons, angry elementals, and lightning. It is also
associated with dream magick and fertility, and is well-suited for any
magick dealing with the overthrow of old authorities, success in business or
endeavor, or spells seeking progress to a new stage of development. Holly
wood is very fine-grained, hard, and smooth, and almost ivory in color if it
is not stained. It is a truly exquisite wood for wands.

See Also: Holly Tree: Ilex aquifolium

Redwood/Sequoia (Thor)

The giant redwood is the most magnificent of all conifers and its Elvish
name, Thor, draws an association with the Norse god of that name, spirit of
thunder, storm, and lightning. As an evergreen, Redwood is the embodiment of
life and the assertive phallic striving upward to the sky. Its rune in the
Alferic Ogham looks like a doubling of Tinne (see Holly above), a twin
spearhead, barbed perhaps, and also resembling the stately conifer form
itself. It is associated with the constellation Sagittarius, the Archer, and
the Centaurs. It is also associated with the Stag-god Orion, who in Greek
tradition is the archetypal Hunter. Ambash, the God of Beasts is the Hunter
in the Alferic tradition, but his counterpart, from whom he is inseparable,
is Orion, the hunted Stag of Summer. The Stag or White hart is the magical
animal of the deep forest whose appearance invariably leads the heroic
hunter into some adventure in the Otherworld. Orion is in fact regarded as a
spirit most closely linked to the planet Uranus and the Greek Titan
Prometheus, bringer of fire and teacher of all arts to humankind, a spirit,
as the poet Shelley argued, of rebellion and revolution. In Celtic tradition
the redwood itself does not appear, but Pine does and is attributed to
Dionysus, another iteration of the Wildman. Magically, Redwood is excellent
for drawing down power from Heaven to Earth, spells of religious seeking and
discipline, spells of mystical union with nature and wild animals, hunting
magick, the martial arts as spiritual discipline, and spells for innovation
and sudden revelation. We usually use milled redwood for wands, which has a
very broad and beautiful grain, is quite lightweight and soft, and which has
a dark red color without the need of any stain. The wood tears easily as so
is not well-suited to detailed carving.

Hickory (Axara)

Hickory is sacred to Obraash, God of the Sun, who is also Lugh and Apollo.
His color is golden yellow, his stones citrine and yellow topaz. His sacred
birds are the Phoenix and the peacock. Obraash is one of the principal fire
spirits whose domain is kingship, the wise use of power, unification of
peoples, and wholeness, both of the individual personality and of a society.
Hickory is a hard and close-grained wood, with solar energies similar to Oak
Because of its durability, it is traditionally used for making bats, sticks
and clubs -- the primitive prototypes of the magick wand or royal scepter,
signifying power to command and direct action. The Eranor word axara shares
a root with axalla "majesty" and lex "crown." The hickory nut is linked to
the solar plexus chakra. It is especially suited to magick of abundance,
wholeness, power, presence, command, discipline, acquisition, giving of
gifts, and the finding of direction.

Cherry (Oadha)

Cherrywood is sacred to Ambash, God of the Hunt, of Beasts, and of War. He
is also Ares, Mars, Herne, Teutates, Tyr. Cherry is sacred likewise to
female deities of hunt and battle: Artemis, Morrigan. Cherrywood is red in
color and darkens with age and exposure to the sun. Its companion stones are
obsidian and sard. Its sacred bird is the Red-tailed hawk. The sound of the
rune Oadha carries with it the aspiration of Thor (Redwood) and the
vibratory qualities of Duir (Oak). Cherrywood carries the energy of the
magical Will through which magical intentions are directed into the outer
world of manifestation. Cherrywood is imbued with the power of making and
doing, achievement, and self-assertion over obstacles and critics. It is the
pure energy of Will and desire. The cherry fruit is magically linked to the
root chakra and so to sex and birth: the life force of attraction and
renewal. Its sweet-scented flowers evoke eroticism and the power of love in
its more subtle forms as well as the essence of springtime with its powers
of renewal. Especially suited to invocations and blessings of sacred fires,
spells of finding, hunting, conflict, war, competition, sex, passion,
communion with animals, unification of groups or tribes, and the
amplification of magical will.

See Also: Cherry Tree: Prunus avium

Walnut (Yuin)

Sacred to Vashaan the Lord of Winds and Lightning, Walnut partakes of
Elemental Air and Fire. It is perhaps the consummate wood for weather magick
The shape of the walnut nut connects it magically to the head, and so to
the crown chakra. Its color is turquoise blue, its stones turquoise, blue
topaz, and sardonyx. Vashaan's sacred bird is the Eagle, particularly the
Bald Eagle. The rune Yuin depicts the "First Swirlings" of the universe. It
is the centripetal force of outward movement or expansion that complements
Shava's powers of attraction. Thus Yuin has power over all magical acts of
expansion: expansion of wealth, horizons, the mind, the feelings. Its scope
is limitless and its age unfathomable. The nut of the walnut tree is linked
to the Windlord's creation myth, in which his tempests shake the walnut tree
so that the nuts fall to earth and are buried by the squirrels. From these
nuts spring forth the race of Elves. So the war-helms of the ancient Sarith
knights, the Shazarin, are shaped like half of a walnut shell. Vashaan is
called by the Elves Valma, and is associated with the gods Zeus, Jupiter,
Thor, and Vishnu. Walnut wood ranges from light to very dark and is
well-suited to wand carving. It is especially suited for wind and weather
magick, spells of expansion, vortices, enhancement of the powers of breath,
spells to cast or avert lightning, teleportation and astral travel, and

See Also: Walnut Tree: Juglans regia

Beech (Sultan)

Sacred to Obraash the Sun lord, whom the Elves call Alba, Beechwood is
closely related to Oak. The Beech tree is a large and spreading tree that
bears edible nuts. It was particularly valued by the ancient Celts -- and
the Elves -- as a nut used to fodder animals, especially the sacred swine.
Beech is the family of trees to which Oak belongs, thus is Beech sometimes
called Atarya Dwyrion, "Grandfather of Oaks." The name Beech relates to the
Germanic word for Book and tradition tells that beech wood was used to make
the first writing tablets for the runes. Hence, Beech is deeply associated
with learning and lore, and with the divinatory power of the runes. Like
Greek Apollo, the Elvish Alba drives his sun-ship across the sky each day
and passes to every world of manifestation, sources of light, beauty, and
life. Apollo is also considered to be a spirit of youth, archery, and
prophecy, the latter because of his conquest of the Pythian serpent at
Delphi and subsequent assumption of the powers of the Delphic oracle. In
Celtic tradition many gods are associated with the sun's light, among them
Ogma Sunface, god of eloquence who created the ogham letters, and Oenghus
mac Og, god of love and youth. The wood of the Beech has a superb grain that
finishes most beautifully. The Elvish rune Sultan is the same as the Norse
rune Sol, the solar rune which has also been interpreted to mean "victory."
Magical operations especially applicable to Beech include: spells of
information, especially seeking old wisdom; invocation of ancient guardians
or Ancestors; research into old writings and the runes; magick of the Summer
Solstice, culmination of desires; magick of victory.

See also: Beech Tree: Fagus sylvatica

Osier or Dogwood (Zallis)

Osier is a tree most sacred to Agni, the primordial Fire. Zallis is held, by
the Elves, to be sacred to the spring fire festival of Beltane (or Agnianna
as they also name it). Agni, who is not numbered among the twelve Mellarin,
may be equated to the Celtic god Belinos (for whom Beltane is named). He is
called Atarya Tulkazo, "Grandfather of Tulkas," who is the fire of passion,
desire, and will. Agni is often considered to be a mask of Olan, the Great
Spirit who goes before all and encompasses all. The Elves sing that Agni is
the father of Shava, Star Queen, and also of Abban, the great subterranean
Father of volcanic fire and the forge. The red-barked Osier is associated
with fertility and sexual attraction. For Agni is not only the sacrificial
fire, but also the fire of loins and procreation, the energy of bud and
flower. The rune Zallis, shaped like an X, is considered one of the most
powerful runes for magick invoking the protective and creative power of fire
and is often used alone as a sign for banishing disruptive forces and
deception. By association with the Futhark rune Gifu, it also bears a sense
of happiness and warmth, or comfort. The wood's name "dogwood" also carries
associations with the Irish hero Cuchullain, whose name meant "the dog of
Chullain" refering to his loyalty. This gives the wood magical links to the
warrior heroism and superhuman physical prowess of the hero, and links to
domesticated dogs, their healing and protection and their loyalty and
affection too. Magical operations especially applicable to Osier include:
magick of flowering; evocation of one's Ancestors; renewal of cycles of
fertility; consecration of ritual or hearth fires; giving of comfort or
healing, and spells of banishment and protection.

Woods of Elemental Water
Alder (Fearn)

Alder is sacred to the constellation Pisces, the Fishes. It is a wood which
lasts a long time submerged in water and is often found on river and lake
banks. When first cut its wood appears red like blood and so was
traditionally viewed as ill-omened but this is an oversimplification. Its
bloody appearance may have influenced Alder's popularity as a wood for
warrior's shields in Celtic tradition. In Elvish Eranor Fearn comes from the
root fe?, meaning "fey" or Faerie magic. This rune invokes astral protection
as well as physical and can open the mind to the deep wisdom of the watery
element in the form of dreams. It can protect one from the emotions of
others, especially warlike anger or bloodlust. It is particularly potent for
protection against drowning or disaster by storm or flood. Its use in
bridges, half submerged, symbolizes not only its power as a bridge between
worlds, but its mentality, amphibiously aware of the conscious and
unconscious worlds, the above and below, the overt and the hidden. Fearn's
ruling Mellar is Ulmaren, the Water Mother. Magical operations most
applicable to Alder include: protection against drowning and death; death
curses and shielding against them; shielding against all ill-omens and
destructive emotions; cultivation of the vision of inner and outer worlds;
bridging of the above and below; preparation for conflict; shielding against
unwanted intrusions from beyond.

See also: Alder Tree: Aldus glutinosa

Birch (Beith)

Sacred to the festival of Alban Eiler (Vernal Equinox). Its number is forty
and its bird the white egret. In the Celtic Ogham Beith is accorded prestige
as the first tree, one of the trees that emerges first to establish a new
forest, a harbinger of youth and springtime. It is often associated with the
beginning of the year, and in the Alferic tradition is linked to the
beginning of the cycle of growth and renewal in Spring. It is a tree of
beginnings in general and of the Bards, as the first grade of the Druid
order. The Bards are according first honor as the singers of the Creation
epics, those who sang the worlds into existence. Birch is also a wood with
great powers to purify and discipline, to create the new forest in service
to the great trees that will come after, such as the oak and ash and maple.
Birch forest is young and so birch is linked to youth and all things new. It
is especially suited to magick of new beginnings, spells of youth and fresh
starts, bardic enchantment, creativity, procreation, renewal and rebirth,
purification, and spells for discipline and service.

See also: Birch Tree: Betula alba

Willow (Awn)

Sacred to the Moon, Omulan or Diana, Willow is a wood of the Water Element.
Willow is a tree of emotion, love, intuition, and poetic inspiration. Awn is
pronounced ahh-oon and is related to as the Druid term awen, the sacred word
of inspiration. It is linguistically rooted to Eranor aw?, "inspiration" and
hwenw?, "breath." Omulan is the White Goddess, who has affinities with both
the Celtic goddesses Rhiannon and Arianrhod. She is the daughter of Shava
and Vashaan, and sister to Islaar, god of magick and thought. As the Moon
she rules the cycles of female life and becoming: menstruation, birth, and
menopause. By extension she is mistress of hearth and home and all whatever
is considered the traditional sphere of motherhood. As the great luminary of
the night she also is Astarte, goddess of witchcraft and moon magick, which
is to say magick that aims at transformation and natural harmony. Willow is
especially suited to works of the New Moon, magick related to cycles of
fertility or creativity, spells of glamour and bewitchment, change,
relationship and female rites of passage. The Dark Moon, as it is called, is
the time best suited for spells of dissolving and banishment, the time to
get rid of old habits that no longer serve a good purpose in your life.
Traditionally associated with witches, willow is the perfect wand wood for
the ritual of "Drawing Down the Moon." As the source of salicylic acid, the
main ingredient in aspirin, willow is also a wood appropriate for spells
intended to remove pain and give comfort.

See also: Willow Tree: Salix alba.


Ebony is an exotic hardwood that comes from various sub-tropical climes. It
is a wood that is used extensively for carving in Bali and in Africa because
of its density and hardness. It is extremely difficult to carve, but the end
result is a superb black wood (sometimes with lighter grain) that is very
heavy and magnetically powerful. Ebony is not one of the sacred woods of the
Celts, nor is it included in the version of the Elvish Ogham known to me.
However, from working with this wood I have come to see it as a wand perfect
for Dark Moon magic, those operations that seek to banish, dissolve,
disapparate or cast off evil or outworn influences. The Elves tell me that
it is a tree strongly attuned to Nienna, goddess of Memory and Forgetting,
Joy and Sorrow. Ebony is quite a popular wood for wands, and is
unquestionably very handsome. It's presence and energy is very strong, and
so it is not a wood for the faint of heart.


Purpleheart is another exotic tropical hardwood that is readily available in
milled stock. It is a wood with very long coarse fibers and so difficult to
carve without splitting. This bespeaks the wood's sensitivity and
flexibility. It is of a medium density and heaviness and can be finished to
a lustrous smoothness which captures its remarkable purplish-red color. Like
Ebony, Purpleheart is not a wood that has attached to it any Celtic lore, or
Elvish lore that I am aware of. However, from my own work with this wood I
have come to the conclusion that it is very well-suited for work with the
heart chakra. This means that it is good for emotional as well as physical
healing, for opening up the seat of compassion and generosity, and for any
work involving the blood. Its color gives it attunement to the violet and
ultraviolet frequencies of magick, which are those centered on control,
especially over other magick.

Next, a crystal should be chosen. here below is a list of the common choices


A type of quartz known as chalcedony with banded patterns of color. Almost
any color can be found but often a dark brown with white or reddish bands is
found. There are many varieties (see following). To agate has been
attributed powers of protection, victory, attracting love, promoting
fertility in crops, turning away lightning or evil spirits, finding buried
treasure, curing insomnia, and giving pleasant dreams. Agate is said to
reverse the energy flow of any chakra, thus removing blockages and illness.
It gives strength to mind and body, increases balance and is useful when
sudden bursts of energy are needed. It has been said to be useful in
promoting marital fidelity and also in strengthening sight, analytical
abilities, and perception.

Moss Agate

Dark green in color. The Greek Orpheus said that to wear moss agate was to
receive divine favor. To it is attributed powers of eloquence and persuasion
fertility, eternal life. It is associated with Taurus and Venus, and also
Gemini. Moss agate is one of the most powerful healing stones. It protects
and enhances the aura and aids in opening the "third eye." Useful for
meditation, scrying, astral travel, and speaking with spirit guides.
Well-suited for spells of wealth, happiness, long life, and to find friends.

Tree Agate

This variety of agate is usually white with black, brown, red or green
branchlike inclusions. It is a particularly Druidic variety of agate because
of its association with trees. An idea reservoir stone for a wand intended
for use in green magic related to agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture,
or the preservation of the natural world. Forest magic and enchantments
associated with the wilderness and its qualities with find a powerful aid in
tree agate.


Not a mineral, but fossilized tree sap, Amber is not readily employed in our
wands because it is hard to find in round shapes and is very fragile. A good
substitute, from the standpoint of appearance is Honey Calcite (see Calcite
below). Amber is, however, widely used in jewelry and highly prized for its
connection to the ancient primeval forests. Famously, insects from the
Jurrasic and earlier ages have been preserved in amber from the trees of
that far gone epoch.


Purple or lilac in color and translucent, amethyst is traditionally given
the power to avert intoxication. It is said to protect against evil sorcery
and bring success and good luck. A powerful healing crystal, it calms mental
disorders, purifies the blood, and balances all chakras. It is associated
with the third eye, clairvoyance, prescience, and the ability to cut through
illusions. Amethyst is especially suited to wandwork focused on spells of
transmutation and transformation.


A dark Green type of quartz, sometimes called Indian Jade, it is a
fortuitous stone used to release anxieties and inspire positive attitudes,
good health, and independence. Linked strongly to Elemental Earth, it gives
balance and calm. It is protective and can bring good luck in gambling,
enhances creative visualization, writing, art, and music. Attracts
prosperity and love, and unexpected adventures or incidents.


Green stone with red flecks like blood, this is another form of chalcedony,
an opaque green jasper. Its old name was Heliotrope, signifying the turning
of the sun. It is said to link the root and heart chakras, stimulating
kundalini. It guards one against deceptions and preserves health. It creates
prosperity and abundance, and strengthens self-confidence. Also can lengthen
life, give fame, and invisibility, remove obstacles, control spirits, cause
storms, and help in court cases. In healing it can purify the blood, remove
toxins, renew friendships or love.


A soft stone, easily scratched, but lustrous in green, pink, blue, and many
other colors, including the beautiful amber "Honey" calcite. The famous
Carara marble of Italy is composed of calcite. It helps clear negative
energies from the environment and the body, intensifies clarity, attracts
love. Calcite helps sooth and calm the nerves, permitting one to focus one's
attention more clearly. This makes it a particularly desireable stone for
use in wand reservoirs.


An orange or reddish form of chalcedony, related to sard, bloodstone, and
moss agate. Traditionally used to protect against the "evil eye," carnelian
is said to fulfil all desires. It speeds all manifestations, revitalizes and
aligns the physical and spiritual bodies, strengthens concentration,
increases the sense of self-worth, brings career success, and balances
creative and organizational abilities.

Citrine Points

Clear, pale yellow variety of quartz which can be used in rounded forms for
reservoir stones and in crystal form as wand points. The points, as shown at
left, are usually white and golden yellow.. A highly solar stone, ruled by
the constellation Scorpio, it is used as a talisman against intoxication,
evil thoughts, overindulgence, snakes, plagues, and epidemics. It is useful
for aligning one's ego with one's Higher Self, and for giving clarity of
thought. Citrine has the power to strengthen one's ability to deal with
difficult karma and opens channels of intuition. It may increase one's
motivation, and creative energy. Finally, it is a good stone for spells of
prosperity. Usually citrine points are in the natural state and irregular in
shape. Occasionally, I can find one that has been cut and polished.

Clear Citrine

At left is clear natural citrine which I use from time to time in the
reservoirs of wands. It is more transparent than quartz crystal and more
brilliant. When subjected to heat, citrine turns more golden in color, but
he natural, untreated stone is clear. Natural citrine points can also be
found. It is said to transmute all negative energies rather than absorbing


More soft and breakable than quartz, translucent with brownish, golden,
green, purple, or bluish stripes, flourite is connected to Pisces and
Capricorn, and grounds excessive energy, mental, emotional, or nervous. A
powerful healing stone for all chakras, good for cleansing the aura,
flourite also aids communication with fairies and nature spirits. It
enhances the understanding of abstract concepts, meditation, and study in
general. It is an all-purpose amplifier of etheric energies.


A dark iron-gray stone with a metallic luster, which exhibits a blood-red
color when powdered. Sacred to Mars, hematite has been worn to gain
favorable hearings or judgments, to win petitions before those in authority,
and to protect warriors. Associated with Aries and Aquarius, it energizes
the etheric body and gives optimism, will, and courage. It repels negativity
and gives strength to the physical and astral bodies.


Best known as apple green, Jade can also be white, pink, yellow, black, gray
or brown. There are actually two different kinds of stone called jade:
jadeite and nephrite. Associated with Aries, Gemini, and Libra, jade
strengthens the heart, kidneys, and immune system. It increases fertility,
balances the emotions, dispels negativity, and gives courage and wisdom.
Green jade is famous for producing vivid and accurate dreams.


A variety of chalcedony that is massive and fine-grained, it may take many
colors, but is often red. When combined with hematite, it is called
jaspillite. Bloodstone is a variety of jasper. Good for weatherworking,
especially bringing rain, and for curing snakebite. Healing for stomach
ailments, jasper balances all chakras, stabilizes energy, and protects from
negativity, drives away evil spirits, hallucinations, and nightmares, and is
generally a grounding stone. It builds up steady energy for long periods of

Lapis Lazuli

Not a single mineral but a magical combination of dark blue lazurite,
hauynite, sodalite, diopside, white streaks of calcite, and specks of gold
pyrite. Sacred to the Egyptian goddess Isis and associated with the throat
chakra, it is useful for removing painful memories from the astral body or
aura. Lapis lazuli is ruled by the planet Jupiter and is a stone of good
fortune. It helps release tension and anxiety, increases mental clarity,
creativity, and clairvoyance, helps overcome depression and aids
communication with spirit guides.


Relatively soft, dark green stone with swirls and stripes of lighter green,
malachite's color comes from copper. Reputed to confer the ability to
understand animal languages, it is also valued as a protective stone,
revitalizing to the body and mind. It repels evil spirits, inspires
tolerance and flexibility, opens communication, and stabilizes energy. It is
an excellent stone for creating through magical manifestation, strengthening
the intuition and the power of transformation. Malachite acts as a psychic
mirror, amplifying the energy one projects into it and drawing one into
other worlds in meditation.


Known for its luminescent sheen, moonstones are used in jewelry and range in
color quite a bit. They can be milky white or pale pinkish in color. Aside
from obvious associatons with the Moon and the many deities which have been
the personification of Earth's moon, it is particularly associated with the
goddess Omulan or Rhianna, in the Elvish pantheon. According to the wise
ones at Crystalshop. com in Australia, moonstone is "balancing, introspective
reflective and lunar. The energy relates to 'new beginnings'. A stone of
hoping and wishing that allows one to absorb that which is needed from the
universe. A stone of feeling, emotion. Travel protection."


A type of chalcedony similar to agate, except that it has straight rather
than curved bands of color. Sacred to Saturn and Earth, onyx balances male
and female polarities, gives spiritual inspiration, helps face past life
problems and transformational challenges. It protects against black magic,
evil spirits, and aids communication with spirits.

Black or White Onyx

When most people think of onyx, they think of the pure black variety often
seen in jewelry. Black (pictured here) deflects negative energy. White onyx
expands the imagination. According to the folks at Crystalshop. com, black
onyx "can be used to banish grief, to enhance self-control, to stimulate the
power of wise decision-making, and to encourage happiness and good fortune.
It helps one to absorb, from the universe, those energies which are needed."
Black onyx looks very similar to jet and to obsidian.

Quartz Crystal

Perhaps the most generally powerful magical amplifier, quartz crystals are
the most common stones for wand points. When rounded, however, they also
make excellent reservoir stones. In fact amethyst, rose quartz, citrine, and
aventurine all belong to the quartz family, but so-called Rock Crystal is
colorless and transparent. It generates an electric charge when heated or
placed under strain. Crystal balls are, of course, used for scrying, and
ceremonial magicians have long used quartz points on their wands as magical
amplifiers and aids to concentration. Ruled by the Moon, quartz crystal is
excellent for meditation and communication with spirit guides, telepathy,
clairvoyance, and visualization. For more on Quartz crystal in all its
varieties see the Jewelry Art website.

Rose Quartz

Pink quartz is called the "love stone" and aids in healing the emotions. It
aids in the development of compassion and love and reduces stress and
anxiety. Enhances creativity and self-confidence through connection to the
True Self. Connected specifically to the heart chakra, though by some linked
also to the crown chakra and the pure celestial love accessible there.
Excellent for healing emotional wounds. An ideal reservoir stone for a wand
that will primarily be used for love spells and healing.

Smoky Quartz

Grayish brown quartz which aids in discrimination, aids meditation by
grounding and centering. It breaks up blocks and negativity, strengthens
dream awareness, and aids contact with nature spirits. Very dark smoky
quartz, called morion or cairngorm, is connected to the root chakra and
helps transform dreams into reality. It is often a much more powerful
magical stone than clear quartz.

Rutilated Quartz

Clear quartz containing thin threads of gold or titanium or asbestos,
sometimes called "Venus hair" or "Thetis hair" stones. The rutiles are said
to augment the transmission power and energy of the quartz. Associated with
Gemini and Taurus, it enhances life energy, increases clairvoyance,
transmutes negative energy, aids in communication with one's Higher Self,
and increases the efficacy of magick. It is especially enchanting when light
falls through the rutile needles in the stone.

Tourmalinated Quartz

Clear quartz with inclusions of black tourmaline, it is considered to have
double the power of clear crystal. Sometimes associated with Libra, it
balances all extremes and is a powerful grounding and protective stone.
Tourmaline is a stone considered to be an aid to seership among shamans. It
attracts inspiration and diminishes fear.


A pink or rose stone with thin veins or patches of gray or black, it is a
good stress-reducer, calming the mind, and enhancing energy levels of both
body and mind. It has the property of deterring unwanted interruptions on
the physical or astral planes. Aids in keeping one's temper and reaching one
s maximum potential. Quoting the dear wise folks at Crystalshop. com again,
rhodonite "activates and energises the heart chakra and conveys the
resonance of unconditional love to the physical plane. Displels anxiety and
promotes coherence, observational abilities and attention to detail."


Striking green stone with light and dark hues and white or black speckles,
relatively soft, associated with Scorpio, serpentine increases wisdom and
self-restraint. It is said to protect against venom and has many of the same
properties as green jade (see above). It is used to clear the channel of
kundalini in the chakras in the Hindu tantric mysticism. I've recently
discovered a striped type of serpentine from China. Very lovely and
evocative of the layers of reality expressed in the chakras.


A variety of chalcedony or quartz with silky chatoyancy, yellow and golden
brown stripes. Associates with Capricorn and Leo, tiger's-eye is a powerful
protective stone, balancing emotions, and giving clear insight. It grounds
and centers the user and strengthens the magical will. It also brings good
luck and aids in seeing the truth. Especially good for protection against
the Dark Arts.


A massive stone, not a crystal, turquoise varies in color. Sky blue, or
greenish-blue and sacred to the Egyptian goddess Hathor, it is a powerful
stone for weatherworking, protection, and prosperity. It has the power to
build bridges between worlds, and is a stone of knowledge and seeking,
highly prized among the Navaho of the American southwest. It is sacred also
to the Elvish androgyne god Lir and so powerful for protection in astral
travel and in communication, particularly articulation and expression of
emotions, creativity, and intuition.

The crystal should be set in the pommel of the wand.


Yule Spell Ornament

As Yule approaches, the opportunities for spellwork are seemingly endless.
If you have a holiday tree this year, why not use ornaments as a way of
directing your magical energies? Make a spell ornament to bring prosperity,
love, health, or creativity into your life.

You'll need the following:

A.. Clear plastic fillable ornament
B.. Filler material associated with your purpose: herbs, small stones,
colored paper or glitter, etc.
C.. Colored ribbon
Fill the plastic halves of the ornament with items that are associated with
your purpose. Try a couple of the following, or come up with your own

A.. For a money spell, add shredded bits of play money, Bay leaf, basil,
chamomile, clover, cinquefoil, tonka bean, Buckeye, pennyroyal; stones such
as turquoise and amethyst; bits of green, silver or gold glitter.
B.. For love magic, use Allspice, apple blossom, bleeding heart, catnip,
lavender, periwinkle, peppermint, tulip, violet, daffodil; crystals such as
rose quartz or emerald, coral; small heart-shaped cutouts, bits of pink or
red glitter.
C.. For workings related to creativity and inspiration, add feathers, sage,
tobacco leaf, hazelwood or birch, symbols of artistry such as paintbrush
tips, crayons, or colored thread. Add diamonds, quartz crystals, also
consider colors like yellow and gold.
D.. If you're doing healing magic, use Apple blossom, lavender, barley,
comfrey, eucalyptus, fennel, chamomile, allspice, olive, rosemary, rue,
sandalwood, wintergreen, peppermint.
As you're filling your ornament, focus on your intent. Think about what your
purpose is in creating such a working. For some people, it helps to chant a
small incantation while they work - if you're one of those folks, you might
want to try something like this:

Magic shall come as I order today,
Bringing prosperity blessings my way.
Magic to hang on a green Yule tree;
As I will, so it shall be.

Once you've filled your ornament, place the two halves together. Tie a
colored ribbon around the center to keep the halves from separating (you may
need to add a dab of craft glue for stability) and then hang your ornament
in a place where you can see it during the Yule season.

Gift-giving tip: Make a whole box of these with different purposes, and share them with your friends at the holidays!

Portable Altar/ Spell Box Orignally Written & created by 1997 -2007 Barbara Morris

I practice magic on my roof top & in the wild some times
and I found I needed a portable/collapsible altar,
That could clean up fast & easy.
Here is what I came up with.
Find an old shoe box (from boots is great) big as you can find.
Cover it in fabric and stuff with magickal or astrological herbs,
glue fabric to cover top and bottom of box,(they must remain separate).
Or, you can paint your box, adding magical symbols etc.
Next take 4 cloths pins and paint "Runes" or magical symbols on them.
Fill box with "tools", and cover.
To set up the "Altar, simply take the cover off the box
and place the four clothespins in each corner of the box top and flip over.
You should now have a standing "Altar" and the bottom of the box
Holds your "tools", you can easily work out o
F it. Clean up is fast and you can hide your "Magic" box anywhere .
It is also said that when you work from the same box
Over and over it gains powerful personal energy..
You can also buy a "magic" box AKA "Spell box",
But its more powerful if you make it your self..

Candle Magick

Candle Healings

Candle burning is one of most simple forms of magic. It can be performed almost anywhere and candles are very easy to purchase. The basic principles are to concentrate, visualize and using the candle as a focus point for your own inner energy.
Candle magic can be used for overcoming bad habits, attracting things, settling disturbing atmospheres, protection, regaining health, and developing psychic powers. Candles can also be used to honor someone near and dear to you.

1. The colour of the candle and it's vibration is activated, released and amplified when it is lit. As the candle burns, the colour is released into the surrounding areas and affects those in this area.

2. The colour of the candle that you use, is determined by the kind of healing needed. Consult the list on which corresponds to different conditions given below.

3. All candles should be cleansed, like you clean everything that is a tool for healing, and blessed, before you use them. Say a little prayer over the candle before you light it. This cleanses the candle of negativity. It also strengthens the colour so that it works more effectively for the healing.

4. Once you have used a candle for a specific purpose, keep it for this purpose. If you have it for healing or meditation, keep them separate. Allow it to build up the vibration that you are using if for, otherwise it will set up conflicting vibrations.

5. Any candle will be effective. For longer, more sustained effects, church candles can be quite effective. They can burn for a long time. Do not leave a candle unattended. Burn them in the right candle holders.

6. Do not use candles to interfere with the free will of another. The rebound effect can be very dramatic.

7. Putting out the candle should be the last thing after the healing has been done. When extinguishing the candle, visualise that the healing breath is healing the area that is needed to be healed. Do not blow the candle out, get a piece of tin foil or or cone to put out the flame.

To Begin:

You should clean the area where you place your candles. While working with the candles stay relaxed with a positive state of mind. Choose new, unused candles. Do not use the ones you choose for any other purpose.

Quiet surroundings is helpful, some people use soft music. Before any candle ritual, do not eat or engage in negative activities. A "cleansing" bath is also helpful.

Hold the candle in your hands for a few moments to allow your own vibrations to enter the candle. This will enable the wax to absorb a bit of your life force.

Using essential oils on the candle is fine. The energy from your hands will pass into the wax. Always start rubbing the oil from the top to the bottom when anointing a candle. Then go from bottom up to the center of the candle. While you oil the candle, you should concentrate on what you want to accomplish with the candle. Visualize success with the ritual and see your desires accomplished.

Candles and Color

Color is very important in candle magic. Color has subtle influences and each one vibrates at a different frequency. Different colored candles are used for different magical end-results. Different colors have different effects on the human psyche and the surrounding environment. These colors and their vibrations are also closely linked with the psychic energy within each person

Each color in the spectrum is connected with the astrological signs of the Zodiac and their planetary rulers.Use the colors used in candle magic together with their magical significance' s and the influences of each astrological sign.

Aries (March 21 April 20) Ruling planet - Mars.
Shades of red, usually the darker shades of scarlet or crimson. Magically the planet Mars is the purifier and destroyer who sweeps aside the stagnant, the unwanted and the redundant so progress can be made. Red also represents the creative principle and the unconscious urge for the human species to reproduce itself, for life and death are two aspects of the same energy.
Taurus (April 21 - May 21) Ruling planet - Venus.
Green, ranging from the palest apple green to the dark olive of the earth forces. Green represents the spiritual desire to unite the opposites and to balance the dual forces of male and female. This union was known to the medieval alchemists as "the sacred marriage" and is symbolized in magic and Wicca by the ritual metaphor of the sword in the chalice.

Gemini (May 22 June 21) Ruling planet - Mercury.
Yellow is the color of this Zodiac sign representing communication and the power of the mind. In occult tradition Gemini is a symbol of the dualism.

Cancer (June 22 - July 22) Ruling planet - the moon.
Metallic blue and silver are the colors of the lunar sphere. It is the realm of the unconscious, the hidden side of the personality and psychic forces.

Leo (July 23 - August 23) Ruling planet - the sun.
Its colors are gold and orange. The sun represents the life force and is the visible symbol of the Cosmic Creator in the solar system.

Virgo (August 24 - September 23) Ruling planet - Mercury.
Reddish-yellow is the color associated with the analytical abilities of the mind in the quest for scientific knowledge.

Libra (September 24 - October 23) Ruling planet - Venus.
Libra's colors are sky blue and rose pink. It symbolizes the heights attainable by romantic and spiritual love.

Scorpio (October 24 - November 22) Ruling planet - Pluto.
Dark red or silvery gray. The energy of the Plutonian sphere is connected with Mars and represents death and regeneration. Pluto rules over the underworld, the spirits of the departed and nuclear power.

Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21) Ruling planet - Jupiter.
Purple and royal blue are the colors of this Zodiac sign. It is an expansive planetary energy connected with the world of finance and social matters.

Capricorn (December 22 January 20) Ruling planet - Saturn.
Black is the primary color of the saturnine energy. It rules karma, fate and destiny, the law, old age and property matters.

Aquarius (January 21 - February 19) Ruling planet - Uranus.
The color of this astrological sign combines all the shades of the spectrum in a flashing rainbow pattern. This planetary energy is a higher octave of Saturn and rules over magic (forces, astrology and modern technology like television, video and computers).

Pisces (February 20 - March 20) Ruling planet - Neptune.
Serge or indigo are the colors of Pisces, which is connected with the planetary energy of Jupiter. Neptune rules over inspiration, matters connected with the sea, pleasure, and entertainment, especially the movie industry. White
A balance of all colors; Spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth seeking; Rituals involving lunar energy' May be substituted for any color candle.

Activity, Creativity, unity; brings power of concentration and imagination to a ritual; use in rituals where you wish to gain another's confidence or persuade someone, or in rituals that require solar energy.

Lemon Yellow
Elevates the consciousness to move beyond its' present mental stability.

Fosters understanding and attracts the powers of cosmic influences; beneficial in rituals intended to bring about fast luck or money, or in rituals needing solar energy.

Powers of instinct, business goals, ambition, career goals, general success, justice, legal matters, selling, and action.

Passion, money goals, professional growth, fertility in business, career maneuvers.

Peace, truth and balance

Pale Pink
Represents unconditional love, Tantra, self awakening, and inhibits aggressive behavior.

Promotes romance, romantic love, friendship; standard color for rituals to draw affections; a color of femininity, honor, service, brings friendly, lively conversation to the dinner table.

Represents self love or self-resurrection of self love.

Health, passion, passionate love, fertility, strength, courage, will power; increases magnetism in rituals; draws Aries and Scorpio energy.

Removes negativity and encourages stability; helps develop psychic abilities; attracts the influence of the Mother Goddess.

Power, success, idealism, psychic manifestations; ideals for rituals to secure ambitions, independence, financial rewards, or to make contact with the spiritual other world; increases Neptune energy.

Encourages honesty, trust, compassion. It is also associated with healing our inner child.

Combination of red and violet that oscillates on a high frequency; energizes rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required.

Earthly, balanced color; used for grounding; for rituals of material increase; eliminates indecisiveness; improves powers of concentration, study, telepathy; increases financial success; locates objects that have been lost.

Attracts financial wealth.

Color of inertia; stops situations or people; use in rituals that require a deep meditation state; or in rituals that demand Saturn energy.

Royal Blue
Promotes laughter and joviality; color of loyalty; use to attract Jupiter energy, or whenever an influence needs to be increased.

Light Blue
Spiritual color; helpful in devotional or inspirational meditations; brings peace and tranquility to the home; radiates Aquarius energy; employ where a situation must be synthesized.

Primary spiritual color; for rituals to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light, or peace; confers truth and guidance.

This color is used for healing, cleansing, purifying and balancing. Also used to strengthen any hidden artistic abilities.

Emerald Green
Important component in Venusian rituals; attracts love, social delights, and fertility.

Dark Green
Color of ambition, greed, and jealousy; counteracts these influences in a ritual.

Promotes prosperity, fertility, success; stimulates rituals for good luck, money, harmony, and rejuvenation.

Olive Green
Associated with space, feminine leadership, hope, new life, transmutation, clarity, harmony, & self-love.

Light Olive Green
Stimulates compassion, sympathy and empathy.

Mint Green
Balances the emotions and brings about a feeling of calmness.

Neutral color useful when pondering complex issues during meditation; in magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also negates or neutralizes a negative influence.


Opens up the deeper levels of the unconscious; use in rituals to induce a deep meditation state, or to banish evil or negativity as in uncrossing rituals; attracts Saturn energy.

Candle Healing Lay-outs
Using candles the following lay-outs are some examples you can use in a healing room, either for yourself or others, together with any other holistic system or you can use it, as is, for self-healing.

The Triangle is an amplifier, it increases the power of healing force of whatever colour you are using.

The Cross balances and aligns.

The Square stabilizes the entire physiological system of an individual, calming, settling, grounding and focusing the basic life force of the colour being used.

The Pentagram strengthens.

The Six-rayed Star links the mind and heart for overall healing.

The Seven-rayed Star is the most healing of the layouts and is especially good for children. It balances and aligns the chakras so that the healing colour can do its work most effectively.




To release your energy from someone else, visualize them and say:

"(Say their name 3 times), I AM a Sovereign Being, I choose the energy that is in my field. I choose to release my energy from your field, bringing it back to me through the Violet Flame, where it is cleansed, blessed and purified, and so it is."

Breathe deeply, noticing any shifts you feel. This may take a few moments.

Then you will clear their energy from your energy field. "(Say their name 3 times), I AM a Sovereign Being, I choose the energy that is in my field. I choose to release your energy from my field, sending it back to you through the Violet Flame, where it is cleansed, blessed and purified, to do with, as you will. And so it is."

Breathe deeply, noticing any shifts you feel.

If you like, you can release their energy from your field first, and then clear your energy from theirs. Use your intuition in this regard.

Remember that you can move forward and backward through time to clear out energies, as well as doing this exercise with different people in your life. You will be amazed at how wonderful this feels and how much of a difference it can make for you.

It is important to "clear up" your relationships with people. The energetic exercise above can be very efficient in clearing out negativity that you have sensed but perhaps could not concretely define. Once you shift the energies back to where they belong, allowing people to have their energy in their own, individual Space, they will be able to relate to each other from a much healthier place. It is when we are whole and complete within ourselves that we can remain balanced and fully give to another person.

You may notice after you do this work that your relationships will change. People can feel that you have shifted your energy around, and it may make them uncomfortable. They may be used to "leaning on" you energetically, or they may be used to fighting with you. When you reclaim your energy, their habitual access to you is denied, and they are forced to look at their own participation in their relationship with you. This may not always be pleasant, and at first, they may be frustrated or upset for reasons they cannot logically explain. Also, when you reclaim your energy, you set healthy boundaries that let others know that they can no longer covertly access your energy. Instead, they will need to request energy from you through direct communication. This will also create shifts in relationships, especially if people are used to obtaining energy from you in other ways. Be prepared so that if people become upset around you for no obvious reason, it may have to do with their fears around the changing nature of your relationship with them. Ground and Center yourself so that you can interact with them compassionately, and continue to take a stand for yourself that both people in the relationship will have access to their own energy, and from that place, can relate to each other. Teach this process to your clients as well--it will revolutionize their relationships.