Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ICE COLD "HORCHATA" a RICE BEVERAGE


This recipe is by Nancy J. Patrykus a friend from JAP. Here is another rice milk recipe with a Mexican swagger.
This wonderful ethnic drink,is a combination of rice,water,milk,sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. While at a Mexican restaurant yesterday we had a huge taco salad and this this delicious drink called a HORCHATA. This was a first for me...tasting this wonderful ice cold beverage. Served with a dipper from a huge glass bowl loaded with ice cubes. I fell in love! So naturally I asked the waitress for the recipe.She obliged by writing it out on a napkin. Here is her simple version that I re-created today for you to enjoy. Nancy...1/27/13
Cook time: 10 Min  Prep time: 12 Hr   Serves: guests 6-8
Ingredients
2 cup white long grain rice........rinsed twice
4 cup water, hot
2 stick cinnamon...broken up
1/2 cup white sugar...to taste
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 can(s) evaporated milk ...12oz size
Directions
1. Gather your ingredients.
2. Rinse rice twice, and drain.
3. Put rice in a large bowl, and pour water that has come to a boil over the rice. Break up the cinnamon sticks, add to the rice. Stir well. Cover and let sit 8 hours or,overnight. Next morning put in blender in batches (a couple) and blend all til smooth. Strain all into a serving bowl,then add the milk, sugar and vanilla.Stir.
4. Put in refregerator to keep cold. When serving, be sure to stir well as it settles to the bottom of container You can adjust sugar to your liking. Pour over ice cubes in a glass. You can sprinkle top with cinnamon or even nutmeg. ENJOY..

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Craft: refinishing an armour

This one was painted and  sits in our breezeway. It holds my extra pots and other things used in the garden. My husband is forever miss placing or not returning things to their place so I have my own, that way there are no fights.


Imbolc is approaching fast

Imbolc is a great time of fire and feasting. Since Imbolc celebrates the season of "ewe's milk," feel free to focus on recipes and treats that utilize dairy products. Whip up some kitchen magic for your Sabbat meal with these tasty recipes of the season! 

Here is one to make your own butter. What a wonderful way to get back to your roots and honor your ancestors that came before you.

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/imbolccooking/r/HomemadeButter.htm?nl=1

 From there you could use it to create one of these or serve it at the table for rave reviews


Scottish Dainties

1 lb. margarine
4 oz icing sugar
1 egg
1 lb. plain flour
Buttercream:
6 oz icing sugar
2 oz butter 
4 oz chocolate 
Cream together margarine and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, add flour and combine until well mixed. Grease three cookie sheets and using a large star tube pipe the mix onto sheet, making 36 biscuits. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes keep an eye on them. Cool on wire rack and dip 1/2 into melted chocolate.after it has hardened then sandwich them together with butter cream made by creaming together butter and sugar. Place each dainty in a paper cup cake holder. Makes 18

BANISHING AND CLEANSING RITUAL



Point your Athame at the sky, and then at the earth. Then pointing Athame horizontally
either spin 360 or walk around the perimeter with the Athame held out in a threatening manner.

Spirits of evil, Unfriendly beings
Unwanted guests, Be gone!
Leave us leave this place, leave this Circle,
that the Goddess and the God may enter.
Go, or be cast into the outer darkness!
Go, or be drowned in the watery abyss!
Go, or be burned in the flames!
Go, of be torn by the whirlwind!
By the power of the Mother and the Horned One
We banish you! We banish you! We banish you!
 
Sprinkle the perimeter with salt and water.
This is from "witchy little secrets".

NOTE: Warning since I have done some clearing. Be prepared for a fight. they are usually not happy to comply. There may be retaliation so be protected with spells and knowledge, don't try it alone for the first time and never without knowing just who you are dealing with. People can be hurt and even killed by spirits who notice you.

A SPELL FOR BREAKING KARMIC CONTRACTS WITH PEOPLE



A SPELL FOR BREAKING KARMIC CONTRACTS WITH PEOPLE                                                                              (so they don't continue to play the same detrimental roles in your further incarnations.)
 
On parchment or some other nice quality paper, write in red ink
(dragon's blood ink, bat's blood would be great too):

(Name) I declare our contract broken.
You no longer have power over me.
Never again will I be your servant, in this life or any other.
(you can use your own words, go into detail about how you feel you've been wronged
manipulated, whatever.) 
Sign your name, burn it with a black candle. Get rid of the ashes.
 To make these inks follow my link 
http://cronecronicles.blogspot.com/2012/09/creating-ink-for-your-one-of-kind-book.html  

Monday, January 28, 2013

Planetary rulers of the days of the week

"Monday's Child is fair of face,
Tuesday's Child is full of grace,
Wednesday's Child is full of woe,
Thursday's Child has far to go,
Friday's Child is loving and giving,
Saturday's Child works hard for a living,
But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay."
The ancient Babylonians chose to organize their calendar around 7 days of the week, and each day corresponds to one of the seven "planets" visible to the naked eye. [Planets is in quotations because two--the Sun and the Moon--are technically not planets (they're luminaries).

Monday (lundi in French) is ruled by the Moon. "Monday's child is fair of face" might refer to the sensitivity and youthfulness associated with the Moon.
Tuesday (mardi in French)  is ruled by Mars. "Tuesday's child is full of grace" might be more aptly interpreted as full of energy and movement.
Wednesday (mercredi in French) is ruled by Mercury. "Wednesday's child is full of woe" might be interpreted as a person who worries or thinks too much.
Thursday (jeudi in French) is ruled by Jupiter. "Thursday's child has far to go" might thus be interpreted as a person who will travel and learn.
Friday (vendredi in French) is ruled by Venus. "Friday's child is loving and giving" might refer to the Venus nature, that is, a person who is loving and receptive to love.
Saturday (samedi in French) is ruled by Saturn. "Saturday's child works hard for a living" thus might refer to the Saturnine nature which is rather serious and responsible.
Sunday (dimanche in French) is ruled by the Sun. "But the child born on the Sabbath Day is fair and wise and good and gay" might refer to the magnanimous Sun nature.
Astrologers generally pay more attention to the ruling planets in a natal chart. That is, the planet that rules the sign on your Ascendant and the planet that rules the sign of your Sun. For example, if your Ascendant is Aries, Mars is the ruling planet of your Ascendant since Mars is the natural ruler of Aries. If your Sun is in Taurus, then Venus is your Sun's ruling planet since Venus is the natural ruler of Taurus.


Each of the 12 signs in the zodiac falls under Fire, Earth, Air or Water. There are three of each.
The fire signs are: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
The earth signs are: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
The air signs are: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
The water signs are: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

The Sator-Rotas Square


The Sator-Rotas Square has numerous magical properties and is a powerful charm to protect the bearer from evil spirits. Using dragon's blood ink, write the Sator-Rotas Square upon a piece of parchment paper. Carry this charm with you to bring protection from disease and misfortune, it will also bring you strength and power. Where this charm hangs on the wall, no evil can enter.

To make this ink on my blog go here
http://cronecronicles.blogspot.com/2012/09/creating-ink-for-your-one-of-kind-book.html 

SPELL FOR FREEZING OUT A WITNESS OR LEGAL OPPONENT




If someone is working against you in a legal matter and you know her name, you can try a freezing spell.
Write her name on a piece of paper (parchment is good) in pencil or India ink (preferably).
Fold the paper in half, then in half again until you can't fold it any more.

As you do this, imagine her influence freezing / stopping, that she cannot do anything until the thaw.
Then put the liquid below* on the paper and put it into a corner of your freezer.
Leave it there for 30 days. Start this on the waning moon.
It should stop her from influencing people or things about your business. It freezes her out.


Freezing liquid 
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon of one or more of the  herbs below



Agrimony
Use in all protection sachets and spells, also to banish negative energies and spirits It protects against goblins, evil and poison Agrimony has also long been used to reverse spells sent against the magician; i.e. it not only breaks hexes, it also sends them back to the hexer. Agrimony placed under the head will make one sleep as if dead, according to ancient lore, but don't use this for insomnia: the sleeper won't awaken until the herb is removed.

Burdock
Cast around the home to ward off negativity. Add to protection incenses and use in such spells. Gather burdock roots in the waning Moon, dry and then cut them into small pieces. String these on red thread like beads and wear for protection against evil and negativity. The leaves of the burdock, when laid to the soles of the feet help to cure gout. .
Cascara Sagrada
Sprinkle an infusion of casa sagrada around your home before g to any court proceeding. It will help win your case. Cascara sagrada is also use in money spells, and worn as an amulet against evil and hexes.
Chicory
Chicory is used to remove all obstacles that might crop up in your life. It is carried for this purpose. At one time it was thought to make its possessor invisible, and to open locked boxes and doors if held against the locks. But for these last two purposes, chicory has to be gathered with a gold knife in perfect silence at noon or midnight on Midsummer. If you anoint your body with chicory juice, you will obtain favors from great persons. It is also carried to promote frugality.
St. Johnswort
Worn, St. John's Wort wards off fevers and colds, makes soldiers invincible, and attracts love. If it is gathered on Midsummer or on a Friday and worn it will keep mental illness at hay and will also cure melancholy. When placed in a jar and hung by a window, St. John's Wort protects against thunderbolts, fire and evil spirits. Both flowers and leaves are used for this purpose. It is also dried over the Midsummer fires and hung near the window to keep ghosts, necromancers and other evil doers from the house, and is burned to banish spirits and demons. Any part of the herb placed beneath the pillow allows unmarried women to dream of their future husbands. Use in rituals or carry to detect other magicians; at one time it was held to the mouth of accused Witches to attempt to force them to confess.

"WIN" A LAW SPELL



Perform this Spell at midnight before any court appearance.
Place papers associated with your legal battle on your altar. Place a candle to the right of them.
At exactly midnight light the candle. As the candle burns brightly, study the flame closely.
When it is burning brightly, clearly and steadily, stare into the flame.                                                                                      Place your writing hand on the papers and visualize the result that is wanted. Then Say:
 
"Rash Of Mithra, Hear Me!"
"My Cause Is Right and True"
"Influence the Powers That Judge"
"I Ask This Boon Of You."

Walk 3 circles to the right, sit down again, lay your hand on the papers and stare into the flame.
The flame will be moving. When the flame steadies again, say:
"Rash Of Mithra, I Thank Thee Floor Thy Aid Against...(Name Opponents).
Extinguish the candle and turn on the lights, pour the wax that has melted onto a piece of plain
paper, and fold the paper in half. When it has cooled, place it under your pillow for the night.
In the morning write Rash Of Mithra on it and keep it with you during the day.
After the case is settled, destroy it.

Magickal correspondences for Monday



Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women's Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood

Planet: Moon

Sign: Leo


Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris

Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Geodes

Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Monday was named after Mani– the Germanic God of the Moon. It is, however, contrary to the modern Wicca beliefs as most of Wiccans regard the Moon as a female deity. It is a good day to execute spells concerning dreams, the home, intuition, spiritual growth and healing.

Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday's energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

Aurora's Chicken Pepperoni


Today the land is still, as the freezing rains fall across the snow, making travel stand still while the road men try to fight mother nature. How stupid is that, no one fights mother nature and wins. Still they are trying.

Raptor treads lightly as she breaks through the semi solid top layer of ice as she makes her way to her morning potty area. It was hard to get her to come in since (she is a husky) nothing spells heaven to her more than snow and ice. Luckily breakfast persuaded her to at least check out her options, and she returned in wet and cold. After some shaking, and two bath towels, she now lays asleep all curled up beside me as I type.

As with most days of heavy rain or snow I awoke with a headache so I won't be on line long. Tonight is the perfect time to curl up with a funny movie and what could be better than  watching "Seams like old times" and eating Aurora's Chicken Pepperoni. Yum! Since I couldn't find a recipe on line this is the one I created a long while back and my family loves. I hope you will try it.
 
Aurora's Chicken Pepperoni

Cook time: 25 Min  Prep time: 20 Min  Serves: 4

1 pkg Tyson thin sliced fresh chicken breast (4 breasts 17.6 oz pk)
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1-1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 jar(s) regular sized Ragu robusto 6 cheese spaghetti sauce
1 -2 1/2 ounce sliced pizza pepperoni (more for hotter less for milder)
1 onion diced and sauteed.
Parmesan cheese
In a bowl beat egg and milk together. Set a side. In a bowl place bread crumbs. Dredge chicken breast through the egg/milk mixture and then into the bread crumbs. And put in a frying pan with a little oil and cook till done. set a side. saute onions in leftover oil in frying pan.
 In a oblong baking dish put a small layer of spaghetti sauce in bottom. Add the chicken in a layer across bottom.
 Take the sauteed onions and add to the jar of spaghetti sauce that you just took a little out of and shake to distribute onions. Spicier: If you want spicier chicken pepperoni then you would put a layer of pepperoni over chicken. side by side over entire dish. Add the remainder of the sauce and add another layer of pepperoni again over entire dish and top with Parmesan cheese Milder: If you want it milder. Add the remainder of the sauce and a layer of pepperoni over entire dish and top with Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. serve with noodles, garlic bread and a side salad
5. For crowd size meal 12 chicken planks 2 jars of spaghetti sauce the same spices doubled 16 oz package Kroger Private selection Gemelli 1/2 cup water Pepperoni Parmesan cheese In a bag with the 12 pieces of chicken planks Pour enough flavored flour to coat chicken and shake. Spray a 9x12 baking dish with a spray oil and add to it one bottle of spaghetti sauce mixed with the seasoning above and 1/2 cup water. to that add the Gemelli and stir well. top with 1/2 slices pizza pepperoni and set aside. In a foil lined baking sheet place each of the 12 chicken plants in a single layer and top with two slices pepperoni each and bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is done (350). Lay cooked chicken on top of uncooked pasta and cover with the last bottle of spaghetti sauce with the spices in it also. Top with 1 cup nice grated or slivered Parmesan cheese. Coat foil with a little spray and cover well. At this point you can refrigerate the dish overnight or put in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. let sit 5 minutes and uncover and serve. Your noodles will be fully cooked and the chicken will break apart easily

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jewelry for your scarf


Light almost see through scarfs are coming back into season. You know the ones that you put around your neck or even your waist and tie or just hang. Well this is jewelry for that. You just thread through and wear. It is especially beautiful on a black dress with a black scarf, the white pearly beads really shine in their glory. But you can make these any color to accent any outfit or even blend the same color on color. this is a quick easy project (about an hour) and a wonderful addition to any spring scarf wardrobe

 Prep time: 1 Hr   Serves: makes one scarf holder

196 ( 8mm) beads
52 (11x8mm) pear beads

1. First you string the 8mm beads into a necklace and tie off.
2. Then you pull out and from one end you count 7 each way. there is your first line across. string 4 pear beads and tie off at each end of the necklace. Then count 7 round beads and put your next row of 4 pear beads and so on.
3. you will have 13 rows of pear beads going across with 14 round beads at each end and 7 on each side in the middle making 14 round beads (between the two sides)in between each set of pear beads.
4. this is the finished product before you thread your scarf

Saturday, January 26, 2013

MAGIC SINUS-CLEARING CANDLE to make




This is a candle you can make easily with household items.
It's good for clearing sinuses, and they say the aloe portion cure colds.
This is an effective form of aromatherapy.
Take a small votive candle holder, enough green candles to melt into the holder,
a large amount of fresh garlic, a spike from an aloe plant, (ask permission first,)
and a handful of cloves. Melt all these into the candle carefully.
Leave overnight for the wax to dry. Then, burn.

So your Brown sugar turned to a brick

I was making the Carrot bread yesterday and when I went to get out my new brown sugar I found an old container of brown sugar in a Tupperware container. Well I guess it doesn't help to put them in Tupperware because it was fine when I put it in but now it is a solid brick. The type you have to attack with a hammer to get any off. So I decided to turn it into a liquid syrup to use in recipes and coffee and tea.

1 solid brick of brown sugar (mine was lt brown)
as much water as sugar (guess-a-mate)

Put in a sauce pan over medium low heat and bring to a boil stirring sometimes until all is liquid then boil on med-low for ten to fifteen minutes until the liquid coats the spoon. Cool and place in a pourable container. I used an liquid creamer bottle.

MAGIC HEALING FLAMES SPELL




Draw a picture of yourself or the one you wish to heal with the disease, wound or condition.
Clearly point out the problem in the picture: a large hammer against the head to
represent a headache; black worms for a virus; a broken limb; a sore.
Charge a red candle with healing energy. Light the candle.
Hold the tip of the picture in the flame. After it's lit, drop it into a heat proof container.
Now, with the red candle still burning, draw another picture of yourself (or them) without
the headache, free of the virus or sore, or with a healed limb.
Place this picture under the red candle & let it burn out. You are done.

Create a dwarf beard straight out of the lord of the Rings


 This one will have my hubby begging. He is such a fan, Looks like another project.
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Grow-Your-Own-Epic-Dwarf-Beard-In-One-Eveni/

Create this animated Stargate Helmet






This one I like for myself. Loved the movie and have this on my list of want to make. darn sad that I have such a long list, something for me always gets slapped to the bottom. Right now there are 4 quilts, 2 afghans, 17 faeries, ghouls, and goblins and the setting they will live in, 4 pieces of jewelry, a doll house, 2 hats, leg warmers, a incredible hulk cape. And for me A full length sweater  and this helmet. Shoot I forgot the medicine bag, 1800's shirt for a man, a poncho,  a chess set, and a full length cape all for the hubby. And I have until Yule, already cracking, 1 afghan half done and another one started, goblin sketches started, supplies being bought.
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http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Stargate-helmet/

Create your own Green Lantern Ring

This little craft will have any Green lantern fan drooling.  I found it on this site .

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Green-Lantern-ring--including-a-glow/?ALLSTEPS

                                              I like the glow in the dark one

Animal spirit ~the Cougar


Moist and Delicious Carrot Bread

This is an old recipe I first got from a school cook book copy righted in  1968 The Manley School cookbook, Drayton Plains, MI. I got the book in 1978 used from my ex mother in law. This was one of my favorite recipes from it. It maybe a bread but it would easily pass for dessert, just throw a drizzle on it. It is so moist and the smell baking brought my hubby running for the kitchen. My kids when they were small use to beg for this bread every weekend. The best part is quick easy directions.
 Makes 1 loaf

1 cup carrots, grated
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup oil
1 Tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoons ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix egg, sugar and oil together add the rest and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes in a sprayed bread loaf pan. I used a large one. Next time I will use a regular sized pan

Friday, January 25, 2013

On Valentines day remember "The magick of flowers"



 Flower meanings

Check here when you wish to send a subtle message through a bouquet - or to decode the spray you've received!

A
Absinth/Wormwood: Separation and Torment of Love
Acacia: Platonic Love, concealed love
Aconite/Monkshood: Misanthropy and Poisonous Words
Adams's Needle: A Friend in Need
Adonis: Recollection of Life's Pleasure
Almond: Virginity and Fruitfulness
Almond Blossom: Hope and Watchfulness
Aloe: Wisdom and Integrity
Allspice: Compassion
Alyssum (sweet): Worth beyond beauty
Amaranth: Fidelity
Amaranth, Globe: Unchangeable
Amaryllis: Pastoral Poetry, Pride
Ambrosia: Your Love is reciprocated
Anemone: Refusal and Abandonment, Forsaken
Apple: Symbol of Perpetual Concord
Apricot Blossom: Timid Love
Abor Vitae: True Friendship
Arbutus: Thee only do I Love
Artemesia: Symbol of Dignity
Asphodel: Languor and Regret
Aster: Daintiness, Symbol of Love
Azalea: Fragile and Ephemeral Passion
B
Baby's Breath: Happiness
Bay Wreath: Reward of Merit
Begonia: "Beware! I am fanciful!"
Bindweed: Coquette and Busybody
Bittersweet: Truth
Blackthorn/Sloe: Difficulty and Austerity
Blue Bell: Delicacy and Humility
Burdock: Importunity and Boredom
Buttercup: Childishness
C
Cactus: Bravery and Endurance
Camellia: Excellence and Steadfastness
Camellia, red: You're a flame in my heart
Camellia, white: You're adorable
Camomile: Initiative and Ingenuity
Candytuft: Indifference
Canterbury Bell: Constancy and Warning
Cardinal Flower: Distinction and Splendor
Carnation: Fascination
Carnation, Pink: Emblem of Mother's Day, I will never forget you
Carnation, Purple: Antipathy and Capriciousness
Carnation, Red: Admiration, my heart aches for you
Carnation, Striped: No, Sorry, I cannot be with you
Carnation, White: Pure Love, Sweet Love, Innocence
Carnation, Yellow: Disdain and Rejection
Cedar Leaf: "I live for thee"
Chestnut: Independence and Injustice
China Aster: Jealousy and After-thought
Chrysanthemum: You are a wonderful friend
Chrysanthemum, Red: I love you
Chrysanthemum, White: Truth
Chrysanthemum, Yellow: Slighted Love
Cinnamon: Love and Beauty
Clematis: Artifice and Ingenuity
Clove: Dignity and Restraint
Clover: Fertility and Domestic Virtue
Clover, Four leafed: Symbol Of Good Luck
Clover, Five leafed: Symbol Of Bad Luck
Cockscomb/Celosia: Silliness or Foppery
Coltsfoot: Maternal Love and Care
Columbine: Cuckoldry and Deserted Love
Convolvulus: Humble Perseverance
Coreopsis: Always cheerful
Cornflower: Delicacy
Crane's-bill/Wild Geranium: Constancy and Availability
Crocus: Youthful Gladness, Attachment, Cheerfulness
Crown Imperial: Majesty and Power
Cyclamen: Resignation & Goodbye
D
Daffodil: Emblem of Annunciation/Regard, Unrequited love
Dahlia: Good Taste
Daisy: Gentleness, Innocence, Loyal love
Dandelion: Oracle of Time and Love, Faithfulness, Happiness
Day Lily/Hemerocallis: Emblem Of The Mother
Delphinium: Airy
Dogwood: Durability
E
Edelweiss: Daring & Noble Courage
Eglantine: Spring & Poetry
Elderberry Blossom: Humility and Kindness
Everlasting: Constancy
F
Fennel: Strength
Fern: Sincerity, Magic, Fascination, Confidence, Shelter
Fir: Time & Evaluation
Forget-me-not: Faithful Love, Memories
Forsynthia: Anticipation
Fuchsia: Amiability
G
Gardenia: "I love you in secret"
Geranium, Oak-leaf: Friendship
Geranium, Rose: Preference
Gillyflower, Pink: Bonds Of Affection
Gladiolus: Strength Of Character, I am really sincere
Gloxinia: Love at first sight
Goldenrod: Treasure And Good Fortune
H
Heather, Purple: Admiration, Beauty and Solitude
Heather, Pink: "Good Luck"
Heather, White: Protection From Danger
Heliotrope: Devotion, Eternal Love
Hibiscus: Delicate Beauty
Holly: Foresight
Hollyhock: Ambition and Liberality
Honeysuckle: Sweetness Of Disposition
Hyacinth: Games & Sports
Hyacinth, purple: I am sorry, Please forgive me, Sorrow
Hyacinth, white: Loveliness, I will pray for you
Hyacinth, yellow: Jealousy
Hydrangea : Vanity, Thank you for understanding, Frigidity
I
Iris: Faith, Wisdom, Valor, Your Friendship means so much to me
Ivy: Friendship, Wedded love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection
J
Jasmine, Red: Folly and Glee
Jasmine, White: Amiability and Cheerfulness
Jasmine, Yellow: Timidity and Modesty
Jonquil: Violent Sympathy and Desire, Love me, Affection returned
L
Lady's Slipper: Capricious Beauty
Larkspur: Open Heart
Laurel: Success and Renown
Lavender: Constancy
Lilac, Mauve: "Do You Still Love Me"
Lilac, Pink: Youth and Acceptance
Lilac, White: "My First Dream Of Love"
Lily, Calla: Majestic Beauty
Lily, Day: Coquetry
Lily, Orange: Hatred and Disdain, Wealth, Pride
Lily, White: Majesty and Purity, Virginity
Lily-Of-The-Valley: Purity and Humility, Sweetness
Lotus: Mystery and Truth
Love-In-The-Mist/Nigell: Delicacy and Perplexity
M
Magnolia: Dignity, Splendid Beauty
Marigold: Sacred Affection, Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy
Marjoram: Comfort and Consolation
Marvel-Of-Peru: Flame of Love
Mistletoe: Affection and Love
Mimosa: Sensitivity
Myrtle: Love, Mirth and Joy
N
Narcissus: Egotism, Formality
Nasturtium: Patriotism
O
Oleander: Beauty and Grace
Orange Blossom: Your Purity Equals Your Loveliness, Innocence, Eternal Love
Orange Mock: Deceit
Orchid: Magnificence, Love, Beauty, Refinement
P
Pansy: Thoughtful Recollection
Passionflower: Faith and Piety
Peach Blossom: Generosity and Bridal Hope
Pear Blossom: Health and Hope
Peony: Healing, Life, Happy Marriage, Gay life
Peppermint: Warmth of Feelings
Periwinkle, Blue: Early Friendship
Periwinkle, White: Pleasures of Memory
Petunia: Anger and Resentment
Phlox: Sweet Dreams
Plum Blossom: Beauty and Longevity
Poinsettia: "Be of Good Cheer"
Poppy: Imagination, Dreaminess, Eternal sleep
Poppy, yellow: Wealth, Success
Primrose: Young Love, I cannot live without you
Primrose, evening: Inconstancy
Q
Queen Anne's Lace: Fantasy
R
Rose, Bridal: Happy Love
Rose, Carolina: Love Is Dangerous
Rose, Christmas: Peace and Tranquility
Rose, Coral/Orange: Enthusiasm, Desire
Rose, Dark Pink: Thank you
Rose, Light Pink: Admiration
Rose, Musk: Capricious Beauty
Rose, Pale: Friendship
Rose, Peach: Let's get together, Closing of the deal
Rose, Pink: Love, Grace, Gentility, You're so Lovely, Perfect Happiness, Please believe me
Rose, Pink & White: I love you still and always will
Rose, Red: Love, Desire, Respect, Courage, Job well done
Rose, Red & Yellow: Congratulations
Rose, White: Charm, Secrecy, Silence, You're Heavenly, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness and Innocence
Rose, White on Red: Unity/Flower Emblem of England
Rose, Yellow: Infidelity, Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Jealousy, Welcome Back, Remember me
Rose, Yellow & Orange: Passionate thoughts
Rosemary: Constancy, Fidelity and Loyalty
S
Salvia, Blue: "I Think of You"
Smilax: Lovely
Snapdragon: Presumption, Deception, Gracious lady
Snowdrop: Hope and Consolation
Spearmint: Warmth of Sentiment
Spider Flower: Elope with me
Statice: Lasting Beauty
Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage
Stock: Bonds of affection, You will always be beautiful to me
Sunflower: Homage and Devotion
Sweet Basil: Good Luck
Sweet Pea: Departure, Blissful pleasure, Thanks for a lovely time
Sweet William: Gallantry, Finesse and Perfection
T
Thrift: Sympathy
Thyme: Courage and Activity
Tiger Lily: Wealth and Pride
Tuberose: Dangerous Pleasures
Tulip: Symbol of The Perfect Lover
Tulip, Red: Believe me, Declaration of love
Tulip, Variegated: Beautiful eyes
V
Violet: Modesty and Simplicity
Viscaria: Will you dance with me?
W
Wallflower: Friendship and Adversity
Water Lily: Eloquence and Persuasion
Wisteria: Youth and Poetry
Withered Flowers: Rejected love
X
Xeranthemum: Eternity and Immortality
Y
Yarrow: Healing
Z
Zinnia: Thoughts of Absent Friends
Zinnia, Pink: Lasting Affection


Planting flowers for anticipated uses.

For hundreds of years, the plants that we grow have been used in magic. Flowers in particular are often connected with a variety of magical uses. Now with spring on the horizon, keep an eye out for some of these flowers around you, and consider the different magical applications they might have.
  • Crocus: This flower is one of the first you'll see in the spring, and it's often associated with newly blooming love. The crocus is also known to enhance visions and bring about intuitive dreams.
  • Daffodil: The bright petals of the daffodil are typically found in shades of white, yellow or even pale orange. This flower is associated with love and fertility -- place fresh ones in your home to bring about abundance. Wear this flower close to your heart to draw love and luck.
  • Dandelion: The leaf of the dandelion is used for healing, purificaiton, and ritual cleansing. To bring positive change about, plant dandelions in the northwest corner of your property. The bright yellow flowers can be used in divination, or placed in a sachet to draw good energy your way.
  • Echinacea: Also called purple coneflower, this garden mainstay adds a little bit of magical "oomph" to charmes and sachets. Use it for prosperity related workings. Burn the dried flowers in incense, and use on your altar during ritual as an offering to deities.
  • Goldenseal: This sunny yellow flower is often found growing in the wild, alongside roads and in fields. Use it in money spells, or for business dealings. Work it into charms connected to matters of financial gain or legal issues.
  • Hibiscus: This lusty flower incites passion -- use it to attract love or lust, or for prophetic dreams about your lover. Burn in incense, or carry in a sachet to bring love your way.
  • Hyacinth: This flower was named for Hyakinthos, a Greek divine hero who was beloved by Apollo, so it's sometimes considered the patron herb of homosexual men. Hyacinth is also known to promote peaceful sleep, and guards against nightmares. Carry in an amulet to help heal a broken heart or to ease grief when a loved one dies.
  • Lily: The Easter lily or Tiger lily is associated with all kinds of Spring connections -- fertility, rebirth, renewal and abundance.
  • Narcissus: Named for another Greek figure, the Narcissus helps promote polarity and harmony. Its calming vibrations bring about tranquility and inner peace.
  • Tulip: The tulip appears in many different colors and varieties, but is typically connected to prosperity. You can use the different colored variations in color magic -- use a dark strain such as Queen of the Night for full moon rituals, or bright red flowers for love magic.
  • Violet: In Roman myth, the first violet sprung from the spilled blood of the god Attis, who killed himself for Cybele, the mother goddess. However, today the violet is associated with tranquility and peace. The leaf offers protection from evil, and can be sewn into a pillow or sachet for a new baby. Carry the petals with you to bring about luck and enhance nighttime magic.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Using small balls of yarn to complete a project

1. I use partial skeins to create scarves, hats and baby hats.

2. If there is not enough to do that I will use them as one continuous skein tied together to make a multicolored blanket for the car for over your legs or kiddies on a cold winters day. I use two skeins together to make it doubly warm.


3. Make squares using the same sized crochet hook and same amount of stitches. then just crochet together to create a great block afghan. I just started mine. You can make some all one color and some a combo of colors as you get extra parts of skeins until you have a afghan. Then you can turn them if you want the stitches to go in different directions or make them the same direction for a continuous look.

                     one color

many colors in one square (you can see I need some more bits of yarn to complete)

                                                      

same direction layout for making a afghan

HEMATITE HEALING SPELL



Hold a Hematite stone, feel it's vibrations and channel healing energy into the stone. Chant:
 
Stone of Hematite, Stone so black
Give me the healing energy that I lack
Stone of Hematite so wildly bright
Heal me now With the speed of light!

Wolf Moon ~ 27th January 2013



As we continue to stabilize the energies of the recent planetary alignments of 12:12:12 and 12:21:12 be gentle with yourself. You may feel more fatigued than usual, you may be experiencing flu like symptoms, you may feel anxious, restless and seem to be revisiting old anxieties. Other days you may feel blissful, full of hope with clear vision of the next part of your journey. Dreams are more prophetic and we are easily emotionally triggered. This is part of the alignment we are all experiencing internally. With the greater frequencies of light, we continue to shed the past but have not yet created the new dream. Remember these alignments were not intended to be a one-time quick fix, this is a process of continued change and accelerated growth. We as a human species are evolving now at a much higher frequency and are needing to ride the wave of this energy. You need more time for rest, more time for play and certainly more time to experience the beauty of this journey. It is certainly not boring to walk upon this magnificent earth-star but will require commitment and dedication to step forward.

MOONSTONE LOVE SPELL



Supplies: 
2 candles (l pink and 1 white), cinnamon,                                                                                                                                                           a moonstone 
Place the candles on the alter, the pink one to the left and the white on to the right.
Cast a circle and light the candles. If you have a moonstone, place it on the alter.
Invite the Goddess to join you, for you will be needing her help.
Next, sprinkle the cinnamon in a figure-eight pattern around the two candles.
As you sprinkle the cinnamon, speak these words aloud:

"Oh Great Goddess of the light,
Bring me happiness, true and bright!
May a new love so true come to me!
So mote it be!
 
Thank the Goddess and close the circle.
Either let the candles burn out, or snuff them out. Do not blow the flam
es out!

CLEAR AWAY THE OLD WITH CRYSTALS

CLEAR AWAY THE OLD WITH CRYSTALS

 There are many aspects of our lives which we would like to improve, but we just can't
 muster up the willpower. In your time of need, a crystal can come to your aid.
 You can program a crystal to help you lose weight stop smoking or overcome any negative
 attitudes about yourself. For example, you want to stop eating chocolate but just can't.
 You know you should stop for health reasons but you don't have the will power.
 Try programming a crystal by telling it something like,
 "I have completely lost any desire for chocolate."
 Wear the crystal around your neck or keep it in a pocket.
 Whenever you want chocolate, touch your crystal and feel the urge dissipate.
 To get the most out of your crystal, you need to get the right crystal in the first place.
 Pick a crystal by attraction, by being drawn to touch it, and then hold it loosely in your left hand.
 Notice the impressions, colors, sounds, and feelings you pick up. No two crystals are the same.
 Each crystal has its own unique vibration, and each will resonate differently. It should feel alive in
 your hand, vibrate, or radiate. In other words, it should feel good.
 Before you use your crystals cleanse it. The easiest way to clean your crystal is to hold it in
 the bright sunlight and order it to be completely cleansed. when, program it with your desired goal.
 Now, you're ready to enjoy your crystal!


There are many aspects of our lives which we would like to improve, but we just can't
muster up the willpower. In your time of need, a crystal can come to your aid.
You can program a crystal to help you lose weight stop smoking or overcome any negative
attitudes about yourself. For example, you want to stop eating chocolate but just can't.
You know you should stop for health reasons but you don't have the will power.
Try programming a crystal by telling it something like,
"I have completely lost any desire for chocolate."
Wear the crystal around your neck or keep it in a pocket.
Whenever you want chocolate, touch your crystal and feel the urge dissipate.
To get the most out of your crystal, you need to get the right crystal in the first place.
Pick a crystal by attraction, by being drawn to touch it, and then hold it loosely in your left hand.
Notice the impressions, colors, sounds, and feelings you pick up. No two crystals are the same.
Each crystal has its own unique vibration, and each will resonate differently. It should feel alive in
your hand, vibrate, or radiate. In other words, it should feel good.
Before you use your crystals cleanse it. The easiest way to clean your crystal is to hold it in
the bright sunlight and order it to be completely cleansed. when, program it with your desired goal.
Now, you're ready to enjoy your crystal!

The Honey Jar Spell

from facebook's Confessions of crafty witches

You will need the following items for this spell:

A red candle (if you want passion)
A pink candle (if you want romance)
A red or pink rosebud (according to your choice of candle color)
A few drops of water
A jar (with lid) of clear honey
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Remember when casting this spell that it is not directed at another person but at you, making you the centre of their romantic interest. The spell should be cast on a Friday, the day linked to Venus, at a time when the Moon is waxing or Full. As the flower bud you are going to use represents you, make sure you use the most perfectly formed one you can find. And if you are going to pluck one from a rose bush in your garden, do so gently. The spell is usually cast in the name of Aphrodite, goddess of love, but if you have another deity you prefer, feel free to use it. And feel free, too, to decorate your altar with any appropriate charms and talismans, herbs and crystals and to burn incense and a suitable essential oil. If you are on a diet or allergic to honey, this may not be the spell for you.
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Light the candle and say:

"I call upon Aphrodite/**** Goddess of Love/****
to be with me
as I make this magic and that her presence gives
me her blessing.
And it harm none, so be it."


Hold the rosebud in your power hand and sprinkle the water over it. As you do so say:

"This flower is my romantic allure
I freshen it so it be pure.
And it harm none, so be it."


Take the lid off the honey jar and holding the jar gaze into it and visualize yourself and your new lover in a romantic or passionate situation, according to your choice. When you see a strong picture of the two of you together, laughing, obviously in love and relishing eachother's company, say:

"As honey to the bee is sweet,
May true love sweep me off my feet.
And it harm none, so be it."

Still chanting the words, press the flower into the clear honey and when it is right in, replace the lid, saying the last line of the invocation one more time. Now extinguish the candle, and take it to your bedroom along with the honey pot. Put the jar under your bed and leave it there for a complete Moon cycle. Every night, just after the sun has set, light the candle and let it burn for an hour until it has burned right down.

After 28 days, take the honey from under your bed and eat just one spoonful. Continue to do this every night at the same time and by the time the jar is empty you should have attracted a new lover to your side.

Homemade Snow Dough

Homemade Snow Dough on facebook

What you'll need
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons white tempera paint
1 tablespoon white or Blue glitter
A few drops of peppermint extract (optional)

How to make it

To make a batch, combine all of the ingredients except the peppermint extract (if using) in a medium-size pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture holds together, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.

Turn the play dough onto a waxed paper–lined counter to cool, about 15 minutes. If you like, knead in peppermint extract for a festive holiday scent. Store the cooled play dough in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to two weeks