Blessed Mabon everyone!
A Spell for WisdomThe pot roast is on, and we're preparing for feasting. We've already talked about things to do for Mabon, but this week's spell is certainly as valid for Mabon/Equinox as at any other time. On a waxing moon is best, so now would work well, and as the summer fades, we move forward toward the end of the year, and the New Year on Samhain, a time of reflection.
For me, the winter months are a time of study as well as reflection, so one of the spells I work in preparation for this study and the New Year is a spell to bring wisdom so that I can use what I’ve learned over the past year in the coming one. As you can tell, I tend to use different types of spells based on my goals, the time of year, and my energy level, so starting with a spell to increase understanding and knowledge and thereby wisdom, is, for me, a lovely way to start my prep for the new year.
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]
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]
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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.