I have a ladybug living on my desk. I’m happy about this, of course, because ladybugs bring good luck. This belief may originate from their propensity to devour aphids and other bugs that harm plants. Farmers love them, and who can blame them. For my money, that ladybug can eat all the other bugs he or she wants.
The ladybug made me think about the concept of luck. Some believe it is fated and nothing you do can affect how much good or bad luck you have. Others believe the amount of good luck you have is directly proportionate to how much work you do. If you’re like most people, you’re somewhere in the middle. We can influence the amount of luck we have, not only through our actions but also through our manipulation of energy through spells and connecting with the universal source, the divine. [More]
A Spell for Balance and Harmony
Next Thursday is the Autumnal equinox, the day when day and night are of equal length, and we switch from the growing part of the year to the part of the year for storing and studying. Depending on the deities you follow, you may see this as Persephone returning to Hades for the winter before she returns to Olympus in the spring, or as has more recently come to be associated with the equinox, the imprisonment and freedom of Mabon, son of Modon. However, regardless of which deities you associate with the equinox, it is a time of change and a time of balance...[read more & Get Bellisana's Balance & Harmony Spell to add to your book of shadows!]
With Mabon fast approaching, many of us are considering how we will celebrate. As for my house, we’re having a pot roast made with homegrown potatoes, carrots, and onion. For those of you who know me, no, I did not grow these at “my” home. My thumb is unfortunately, somewhat brown, but my roommate keeps us in herbs and tomatoes. However, no matter how good he is, we just don’t have that big a garden. This is a feast to celebrate the harvest though, so it’s only fitting to use fresh vegetables.
Another element of my preparation for Mabon is to decide
what type of ritual and spell we want to do for the Equinox, and get ready for
that by casting a luck spell beforehand to add energy to our ritual.
As with most spells, the caster can customize the spell to
individual preference. Many people simply choose to wear a talisman or charm to
add to their good luck. Others want to cast a circle, call the quarters, and
use formal customs. Both types work equally well. The focus, intent, and
beliefs of the caster determine the effectiveness of all spells, so if
something about a spell is not working for you, change it. Your ability to put
everything into your spell will determine the outcome, so you want to make it
Not only can you draw
good luck with this spell, you can also bless and anoint a good luck talisman
of some sort at the same time. You will need ... [read more]
Get Bellisana's Dragon's Blood Protection Spell at Bellisana's Blog or PRSpells, and add them to your Book of Shadows.
Between the new chalices and shot glasses, and the Anne Stokes Mythical Companions that we’ve put on sale, you can tell we’re both dragon fans. In that spirit, this week we’ll be working with Dragon’s Blood, which adds power to any spell work done using it. As you may have guessed, however, Dragon’s Blood does not come from Dragons. It comes from the sap of the Draconis, or Dragon, Palm.
PREPARE, UPDATE & CREATE
September is a great time to harvest home grown herbs and get your new information organized. September's Spell Blog will highlight some Fall favorites that you can easily add to your collection of empowering knowledge.
1. Plan & Prepare
2. Gather & Organize
Visualize your end product and gather any new bottles, herbs, oils, or containers you may need to complete that vision. Sometimes organizing allows us to find things we had forgoten we have. This applies to your supplies and past ideas that have evolved over the past year.
3. Create Magic
Make spells, oils, medicine and blessings with a stress free, happy heart. With a little planning and organization, your spells and blessings will have the full power of your focus and attention. Blessed Be!