Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Orishas

I have been going to the same Babalao  (an african priest) for the past  17 years. I was introduced to the religion of the Orishas when I was 16 on a detoxing vacation of some sort. 
Numerous times I was told by the Babalao that he was not sure who I belonged to, what god or goddess my head belonged to. I know too little about the religion to even try to explain that. To say the least, he makes mention of three Orishas who's energies surround me. 

The first is Yemaya, the goddess of the ocean. As I child and this is very personal in deed and I not yet understand the reason behind this, as a child I would think of the way I would like to die, I came to the conclusion, back then, that I wanted to drown in the sea. I grew up having dreams of great waves coming right at me, be it while on the beach or running from them on the streets, running out my home which was being consumed by the sea.

As I grew older my mother took me to a numerologist, I was told that Yemaya was calling upon me. That in my past life I died by the sea around the age of 26 or so, and that around that time in my life I had to be very careful because the incident may repeat itself. Interestedly enough that is exactly when Yemaya brought to me my soul mate which I had asked from her only three years before. 

Second, I have been told that Oshun is another energy around me, she is the goddess of the revers. Yemaya and Oshun are sisters or cousins, not sure. In fact Once in a Blue Moon (look for the blog with this title), when I requested my soul mate I had been instructed to give an offering to Oshun because she had been watching over me. I was told by my Babolao to take 12 white flowers to the ocean and dedicated them to Oshun as all rivers end at the ocean. Her color is yellow which reminds me that my mother has always loved how that color looks on me. 

Thirdly we have Chango, he is the god of fire, lightning and thunder, Oshun being his wife. I am an Aries a fire sign so this may have something to do with it.

I wont actually know who my so called head belongs to unless I take the religion as my own. Because, I am more of a witch/pagan/wiccan then anything else I find it impossible for that to ever happen. 

Cleaning your Work Place

I came to my work place this morning to find my co-worker all worked up over some harassing emails from our boss. He is harassing her over our donations and how her total should of been $524.58 and not $524.00, seriously, seriously. He gets my blood boiling.

It all began when an ex-employee came to volunteer for a week, who happened to be on old pet of his. I am sure he was only to spy on us. So, I decided to clean the office and sweeten him up, my boss that is. Here is what I did.

I got our little salt shaker and poured some salt all over the office floor, then I swept it all up out the door, put it in a bag and had Josie the intern take it down stairs to the dumpster.

How, did I sweeten my boss up? This spell I got from my husbands religion that of the Orishas also known as Santeria. You get virgin paper, I use brown paper bag paper, we didnt have any here so I used the brown paper bag from the sugar bag. You write the person you want to be sweet to you three times with a pencil, then you place the paper on a flat small plate and pour some honey over it. We didnt have honey so I put lots of sugar and added a bit of water. The thing about being a witch sometimes you have to improvise.

I would burn some sage, but I dont have any here. I must add "bring some sage to work" to my imaginary to do list.

Monday, January 28, 2013

I Wish you Enough

I found this story on a my facebook, and I want to share it with you.

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter's departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said:
"I love you and I wish you enough."
The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom." They kissed and the daughter left.
The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry.
I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?" "Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?"
"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.
When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, "I wish you enough." May I ask what that means?"
She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.
"When we said 'I wish you enough' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them". Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory,
"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye."
She then began to cry and walked away.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person. An hour to appreciate them. A day to love them. And an entire life to forget them.
- Author : Bob Perks

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Whats going on with my blog?

Hey, when I view my blog and go to my Home page it tells me it does not exist????

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Urantia Book

About ten years ago as I began my love for knowledge I found a book. Back then I use to run errands for a very special person in my life Mr. Djehuty Ma'at-Ra the best herbalist I have ever meet and a great  legal mind. He is the reason why I went back to the law. So, I would help him out by filing legal documents in court. In return I would get gift cards to book stores.

On one of my trips to the book store I was drawn to this book, I could put it down, but I didnt understand one word in the book. The book cost $24.95, its likely I had a $50.00 gift card so that was half of my gift on a book I did not understand. I really thought about getting it and at the end I walked way with the book.

It has been on my book case next to my room in my mothers home for ten years now. From time to time I would pick it up and open the pages and still  had no idea what it was telling me. Last week, one of the interns from my work place brought back the books I loaned her and asked for more. As I looked  through all the books in our book cases, I found several of interest for Emily the intern. But I was also attracted to The Uratia Book, I picked it up and opened it to glance at its pages. As I read the black and white printed letters on its pages, I was actually able to form words that I understood. I could read it.

It's an amazing book. This morning I picked it up as I drove, (people say don't drink and drive) for me its dont read and drive. I opened the book to a section titled "The Universal Father, 7. Spiritual Value of the Personality Concept". I always wondered why organized religion personified the Force, Energy, God, Universe. Well, this section explained it, it makes sense, but I dont know if I buy just yet. I have to keep reading.

I found it very interesting that I was able to understand the book after having it for ten years. I thought I would share it with you guys.

Monday, January 21, 2013

My Crystal Altar

When I found my path I quickly felt a deep attraction for crystals. Hence, my collection and the jewelry I create. I mostly work with crystals and stones or natural resources when creating my earrings.

For the past several years I have been going to the Tucson Gem Show to purchase crystals for my business and for my personal use.

We spend 3 day at the show looking for crystals that call upon us.

Great website on the crystals:

Free Give Away

I will be giving away a pair of Red Corral Earrings from my collection. What you must do is pick your favorite post on my blog and let me know why it is your favorite blog. The person which has the best comment will be sent the pair of earrings free of charge. The time line is this week only. On Friday I will pick the winner.

Coral Healing Properties

Healing Coral polished♥ Absorbs negative energy ♥ Platonic love ♥ Friendship ♥ Community ♥ Creativity ♥ Passion ♥ Romantic love ♥ Wisdom ♥ Optimism ♥ Enthusiasm ♥ Balance ♥ Relaxation ♥ Protection ♥ Safe travel on water
Coral is a 35th Anniversary gemstone.
Zodiac - TaurusPisces
Planet - Mars
Typical colours - Black, pink, red, white, blue
Coral represents diplomacy and concurrence.  It quiets the emotions and brings peace to within the self.  Facilitates intuition, imagination and visualisation.  Coral expedites and accelerates the transfer of knowledge.
Coral strengthens the circulatory system and the bones of the body.  It stimulates tissue regeneration and nourishes the blood cells.  Treats disorders of the spinal canal, the alimentary canal, the nervous system, and the thalamus.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Coral, specific colours have additional attributes:
Red Coral
Chakras - Base Chakra
Red Coral stimulates the energetic pursuit of pre-determined goals.  It protects from depression and despondency.  Treats hiccups, colic and heartburn.  Aids in the release of impurities from the muscular system.  Red Coral treats disorders of the kidneys, bladder and parathyroid.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Witch's Hutch

Ever since I saw it, I new I wanted one. I haven't been able to find a life size example, all I have seen are doll house size Witch's Hutch. Like the one here.
Source: via Ki'Ra on Pinterest

My dream is to have a large one, full of all my books and my Book of Shadows right at the center of it all. With all my herbs and crystal's, potions and lotions. When I have a home of my own I WILL have one. Something like this. Of course I dont have the room for it at the moment or the money to buy something like this. But I WILL.

My partner tells me he does not want a cluttery home, however, I am determined to have a Witch's Hutch so Ive been looking on craigslist for a hutch under $100. Something more like this, this is what I can afford at the moment and have the room for it too. I cant wait, Im so exited.

On a Quest

Im on a quest to finding out if Im a Hedge Witch or a Green Witch or a combination of both. Do any of you know what each is or means and if I can be both?

I love working with herbs for magick and healing. Love potions and lotions. I also love working with crystals, Reiki and the like for healing. I do my own thing, I dont practice High Magick and dont really follow set rituals. Once I create a circle I just run with it, what ever comes up. I do a general search for the type of working I want to do and gather ideas and ultimately come up with my own spell.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Smudge Fan

A few weeks ago, my partner went on one of his trucking trips and he came back with a hand full of feathers. He mentioned that he found a dead Buho (spanish word) and he took its feathers. I said "oh how cool", and placed them on our altar. However, I had no idea what a Buho was so I didn't really pay much enfices on them.

Not until this morning that I was on my Pinterest and found this Smudge Fan, did I know what I would do with the feathers my partner brought me.

By the way a Buho is an Owl, so for us magick folk, it is a very special finding in deed.

I plan to make a Smudge Fan of my own with the feathers. I will share it once Im finished with it. Im sure I will have left over feathers, so I will be making more smudge fans and putting up for sale on my webpage.


Feather Symbolism

  • Feathers are symbols of the Native American way of life. Native Americans use bird feathers to ascend and connect with spirits in a higher plane. The feathers can represent many things to various tribes, such as freedom, power, honor, wisdom, trust and strength. Feathers are worn on headpieces and clothing as well as tattooed on the body. The entrances of homes and sacred rooms sometimes have owl feathers attached as a symbol of protection. The owl feather alone can represent death; however, combined with a hawk feather, it represents life.

Wise Old Owl

  • Owls are a symbol of the spirit world. The bird represents the power of knowledge and wisdom. The bird is a connection with the wise elders and leaders. Native Americans use owl feathers as symbolism for knowledge power in prayers for protection in avoiding accidents. Lenape tribes of Delaware believe that if you dream of an owl, the bird will become a guardian and adviser.

Read more: What Is the Meaning of Tawny Owl Feathers to Native Americans? |

Magical Tip of the Day

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Runes

A few years ago I created my own Runes set. It was very simple, I picked up rocks from my hiking trips and visits to the beach. I then used a permanent marker to draw each Rune symbol on each rock and then put a coat of clear nail polish.

I like to keep all my tools around my home on book cases and altar's. I had my set of Runes at my mothers home in a book case, I tend to place such things along with a book to describe what they are, so that when people visit they can admire my tools as they move around the home.

We recently moved from my mothers home, so I have been slowly bringing my things out of her home and into mine. This past week I brought my Runes Set and book and placed it in my altar I keep at work. Because the environment at work got to be a bit harsh, I decided to place a very visible altar at my work place which includes my Runes set.

Every morning, as Im always the first one in the office, I take five minutes to do a Tarot reading and now I included a Rune reading. Which is really me picking a Rune a day in hopes of me developing my skills.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Tarot

I was about sixteen years old visiting my cousin in Arizona, actually it wasn't a visit it was more like a detox. You see around that time I liked the natural healing herbs and my mother didn't think it was proper and so I was sent away and as a punishment I had to babysit my cousins three little girls.

One night she came home with a deck of Tarot and a few books. She played with them for a few hours and then went to bed. I asked her if I can play with the and she allowed me to do so. With her she took a couple of books to read before she fell a sleep. The next morning she made mention that it was a mistake of her to have allowed me to play with her new cards, she went on to explain that she read in one of the books that when the cards  are new they must be possessed by the owner of the cards only because if the cards have not yet been possessed, for lack of a better word, they can be over powered by the other person who touches your cards for long periods of time. Well, that is exactly what happen with her deck, I over powered them so that when she attempted to play/use her deck it did not obey, it didn't answer her questions, the deck acted erratic.

She ended up giving me the deck which was  the Rider Waite Tarot deck with a book titled Tarot in 10

minutes, now the book is falling apart and I still have the Tarot deck. I keep it in a wooden box given to me by my mother, they fit most perfectly. This deck is pretty special and accurate, although, I still use my books and I do not practice very frequently. Im pretty selective as who I read their cards too and I usually do not charge. I will gladly take an invite to lunch or a cup of coffee and I have taken donations of as little as five cents and as much as five dollars.

I have several Tarot decks each have a special place in my hear and others don't. They simply do not call to me, they did when I purchased them but maybe they are just not for me at this moment in time.

I have this tarot deck which I usually use for the purpose of work related issues, its very technical, but if you have a burning love/relationship question it will come through. Its pocket size so its nice as a pocket/purse Tarot. This deck comes in a small box with the deck and a book.

I took it to my work place and placed it on my altar there, decided to do a daily personal reading. I also went down stairs with my friends from the law firm and read all their cards. That was fun.

I also took my Love tarot as most people always want to know about love. This deck only has the Major Arcana and comes in a box with the deck and a book. Each of the girls had a reading with each of the decks.

Last year I ordered another pocket size deck which I hoped was not so work related, I just began to use this deck and carry it with me at all times. The problem with this deck is that the book at comes with it is so small it also has 3-4 key word for each card.

Lastly I have the Renaissance Tarot Deck I picked up at a swap meet. This deck is sitting on my main altar I keep in my room. I have not used this deck just yet.

                                                             I usually use the Celtic Cross for my readings, but Im thinking of changing things up this year and really practice every day, so that I may develop my skills.

The spread I would like to learn is something like this, but its not a weekly spread. I recall being young and being taken to a lady who read my cards with the whole deck and that is what I would love to learn how to do.

Physic Readings

Oh my! My Healing Apprenticeship is so incredible. We completed 2 days of a 3 day Physic Reading workshop. We learned how to do an Akashic R...