Stories from a Witches Cabinet


The Daily blog of a Daily Witch. From Daily Tarot readings, to excerpts from my own personal book of shadows, to Astrology and general thoughts, Handcrafts and the overall life of a Housewife Witch.

Day 20: A picture of a Tarot or Oracle Card, and its meaning.

Tobaira of the Waters:

Tobaira is the card of healing, empathy, and all emotions. She is one of my favourite cards, and has a fantastic connection with me. She is the Queen of Water and she plays the role of healer, teacher, and companion (sounds familiar). She is also about giving and receiving equally, teaching us that healing is a two way street

Day 19: Fire Element

Day 19: Fire Element

I got to thinking Thursday night, when I posted about fire I said "It doesn't really resonate with me" I wasn't really thinking clearly at the time. Yes, I am a water element, and fire isn't really something I go out of the way to worship, i just never realized how much fire or fire energy I actually use. I use a lot of candles during rituals, and I do a lot of fire burning rituals. In fact, one of my favourite altar piece is a Lantern. Hecate carries the Lantern, and she holds it at the crossroads. She offers you light for you path. And it wasn't until I was walking the circle with my lantern around the circle, that I actually realized how significant Fire actually was to me.

Day 18: Have you had any Paranormal Experiences?

Day 18: Have you had any Paranormal Experiences.

I think, there is far to many to even name. I have been seeing, feeling, and hearing, more than just spirits since I was very little.
When I was younger, I often stayed in a very large, very old Plantation house near Ponce Inlet that my step fathers parents owned. In the middle of the house there was a large room that probably was used for ballroom dancing’s or some other sort of gatherings in days long, long past. It had been carpeted, and we now used it as a room for storage. However, this room connected to three medium sized bedrooms, (about 8 by 12 each) These rooms where probably used for different social gatherings as well or perhaps powder rooms or something similar. However, I know undoubtedly these four rooms were “haunted”. I can’t tell you how many times I heard music just coming from the walls of the ballroom. I was asked, many times Why I was dancing and spending time in this room, My reply was most often “I was dancing to the pretty music”.
However, the other three rooms, I was absolutely terrified of, to the point where I had to tell my mother and stepfather to lock the doors because it made me feel safer.
Upstairs in this house, there was three bedrooms, and a bathroom, a large middle area (directly above the ballroom). I had the far bedroom, my sisters room was directly next to me, and my parents had the master bedroom at the top of the stairs. Across from my sisters bedroom, across the large middle room there was a smaller room. I was also terrified of this. I always could see an image of a taller middle aged man standing in the door way. I am almost certain that this was a butler/servant quarter.
On top of that, I spent the better part of my years there, terrified of my own room. Not because of any spirits, but because when I was laying in bed, I could hear very distinctly the sound of little feet literally pattering around. I commonly saw things that I called “Rat Men”. And It would scare me to the point where I would be crying, and when my mother would come in to see why, she would look around and see no rats anywhere. Years later, I realize now that I was living with goblins. They never hurt me, and I’m sure now that there initial intent was to simply play with me. Mischievous as they are they have a tendency to gather around Faery Children and scare them. Nowadays, I freely welcome them, and other Faerykind in all the places in my life.
There have been many more accounts, of friendly ghosts, restless spirits, dark shadows, angry souls, playful sprits, mischievous fay, and my fair share of mythological creatures.
I have been fortunate enough to been able to deal with them each in their own ways, and never have any issue with them. I consider myself very lucky and gifted in my ability to communicate with them, and I owe a great deal to some of them for what they have taught me. 

Day 17: A Picture of Nature Fire

Day 17: Picture of Nature Fire Element
This one was hard for me, Fire doesn't resonate with me very well, being a Water Element. So I figured I'd use a bonfire

Day 16: Facvourite Witchey Websites

Day 16 Favourite Witchey Websites.

I don't particularly have any specific Witchey Websites, I have a few Witchey Blogs I read, and then there is Cybermoon Emporium which has a lot of very cool Witchey things. If I should ever get enough money to buy really cool Witchey clothes It would be from the Pyramid Collection website. Of course, i love writing in my own blog, which could be considered Witchey. I gather my Witchey things from various websites, Including pagan/witch pictures from Deviantart, music, invocations, dances and plenty of world knowledge from Youtube, and Holistic Remedies from all over the internet including And of course, Facebook, where I connect with many many witches.

I consider myself a traditional witch, however I would be completely lost without the use of the internet. I think, even the most traditional witch has at one time used the internet for something. At least nowadays. Witches are infamous for being able to make the most mundane thing magickal, its what makes us Witches. We should be able to utilize the environment and the tools that we have to better learn and practice. This, in my honest opinion, includes the internet. I don't think I would join or be part of A "NeoPagan" Coven that only practices over the internet, all though I'm not discrediting is simply that this idea doesn't really resonate with me.

Sorry I haven't been posting

Not to mention how hectic the holidays are, I've also spent the better part of this last week quite sick. I will be posting all of the 44 days of Witchery that I've missed, along with a DarkMoon Balefire spell, and some more things. As soon as I'm better I'll get back into the rythem of things. Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was enjoyable.

Day 15. Thoughts of the Afterlife

Day 15. Thoughts on the Afterlife.

It is unsure whether or not the inhabitants of Tir Na Nog can die however according to Celtic Myth, the Well of Cerridwenn that provided the Faery with their immortality was destroyed by humans during the war. When the Elves and the Celts die, it is said that they pass into the land of the Setting Sun, The Westerland, The Gray Haven (As Tolkien Called it), The Summerlands, or as the Druids called it "Annwn". In Ireland, All of the entrances to the "Faery Mounds" Or burial tombs point towards the setting sun.

Day 14: A Favourite Pagan Holiday

Day 14 A Favourite Pagan Holiday.

My favourite pagan Holiday Is the Autumn Equinox. Fall is my favorite season, I love the changing of the trees (although It doesn't happen that much in Florida). I love the energy that it brings as well. It's sort of a Calm relaxing breathe, as the air gets cooler and the veil between the worlds starts thinning.

Day 13: What are some Witchy Books that Influenced you.

Day 13: What are some Witchey Books that influenced you?

I have read several books on the subject, but a few of the ones that helped me define my version of Witchcraft are:

-Grimore of a Green Witch, Ann Moura
-Solitary Witch, Silver Ravenwolf
-The Green Wiccan Herbal, Silja
-Cottage Witchery, Ellen Dugan.
-Moon Spells by Diane Ahlquist (Borrowed from Oracle)

Most of my knowledge has been adapted from Priestesshood, or the Internet as well. I have also spent a lot of time writing and working on my own Books.

Page from a Witches Book: Cleansing, Consecrating, and Empowering

Cleansing, Consecrating, and Empowering Magickal Tools
A Magickal Blessing and Binding.
By Faewynn Lunaise Evenstar

Witchcraft can be a very tool heavy practice, and then sometimes require very little tools. Either way you should always cleanse consecrate and empower your magickal tools. Even if you are 100% sure of where they come from. Here are some CCE Tips:

·         The Phases of the moon are important for various types of Cleansing and Consecrating. Before CCE, leave your new objects or stones out in the light of the moon (Or lack there of). Sprinkle a mixture of blessed water on the tool as well
·         Perform CCE on Full Moon for Light Aspect Tools, and on the Dark Moon for Dark Aspect CCE. You can also perform on the proper Waxing or Waning of the moon.
·         You may want to write a specific blessing that binds the tool to you. Or you may want to write a specific spell to charm the object with an enchantment (I.e like protection or healing) You can write a general all encompassing blessing or make a specific blessing.
·         If you choose, once a year you can rebless and CCE all your tools.
·         After you CCE for the fist time you can then inscribe any magickal symbols you desire, including your magickal name.

Light Aspect Cleanse Consecrate and Empowerment Spell.
To be used for CCE spells for any Light Aspect Magick
Any magick with positive intentions or things that benefit you or someone else
Such as: healing, courage, protection wisdom, knowledge, strength, or love.
 Also use the Light aspect Empowerment for all your regular tools.

Perform this spell after the Circle Casting is Complete and at the appointed time during Ritual/Esbat

***You will need***

·         A white altar candle
·         Representations of the four elements
·         Sage
·         A Pentacle (Can be drawn)
·         Optional: A tool-specific blessing

Set up and place the materials on the altar. Place the Pentacle on the middle of the altar the white candle above it and in a half moon shape place the four elements around the pentacle. To The left of the white candle Water, Then Fire. To the Right of the white candle Earth, then Air.

Sage the object fully.

Cleansing and Consecrating

      If you have not done so light the Altar Candle, and the incense and the Fire Candle. Place the Tool to be blessed on the Pentacle, and raise your hands above you.

“By the might o’ gods above,
And in thy names o’ trust an love
By thee words of Witches Rune,
And by thee light o’ fair moon”

Pick up the tool, and cover it in blessed water.

“Cleanse this too, for mine own use,
By ebb of tide as ocean moves,

Pas the tool over the Earth and take some salt in your hands
And smudge the tool with it

“Pass to thee, they strength of earth,
Grace of tree and use of worth,”

Pass through incense

“Float with will, by magick thought,
assist in the work that I may wrought

Final move through the flame of the fire candle

“By Passion of Fire, doth I imbue,
in thy light I maketh new.”


      Return object to the Pentacle. Close your eyes and breath as if you were grounding and centering. Draw Energies from the earth and the universe for a few seconds. Now Open your eyes, place your hands above the tool and channel this energy into the object.

“Hear thine words, by witches wise
Empower this tool before my eyes
Give to thee, strength, power, and will
So it may no longer lie still.

Give to thee Divine Power
On this, thy sacred witches hour
Work for me, and my own,
My clan of heart, hearth, and home.

Bound in love trust to thee,
And as I will so shall it be.”

Exstinquish  white altar candle, incense and fire, before opening the circle transcribe any magickal symbols or names. Then, say Item Blessing. 

Day 12: A picture of Nature (Air)

Coffee and Cards

Days Outcome: The Faery who was kissed by Pixies – This Card is love. Pure and simple. Unfettered and unbound love. This love is about both giving and receiving. Morna, the faery displayed on the card is the Queen of Love, all kinds of love; Brotherly, sisterly, parental, friendly, unconditional or conditional. She is about using the power of love to help open our hearts. One of her main jobs is to remind us to love without conditions and to be sure that when we do feel love, we are centered within ourselves. We should not loose ourselves in others so completely that we can’t let go of them. She reminds us that everything and eceryone in Faery glows with is own light, and so do we. “Much of that light is the glow of love” Jessa Macbeth writes. She says remembering that is important. Applying this to myself isn’t always simple. Today, I will probably get a lesson in this, or I will be able to complete this energy in my life. Allowing for the flow of love and light. 

Days Energy: Strength- A pretty self-explanatory card. The strength card is not only about physical strength but the strength of will. Triumphing over something that almost seemed impossible or, WAS thought impossible. It can also mean, the strength of stability. What may appear weak in form, can overcome weakness if one has mastery of herself. This is how the Maiden is able to tame the lion. In essence she is “Lion-hearted” In Character. 

Day 11 Witchey Tools: Oils

Day 11. Witchey Tools Oils- I specifically love oils. I love to make my own, and their magick is so simple, they can be added to water and sprayed around the house as air fresheners and a simple way to bless homes quickly. There are so many types of oils and so many ways to use them I couldn't even begin to explain them all in great lengths. My favorite oil to use is lavender, because not only does it have a millon and one holistic remedies and uses, but it also has just as many magickal uses.

Day Ten: Rising Sun Sign- Pisces

Imaginative and sensitive
Compassionate and kind
Selfless and unworldly
Intuitive and sympathetic

On the dark side....

Escapist and idealistic
Secretive and vague
Weak-willed and easily led

Pisceans possess a gentle, patient, malleable nature. They have many generous qualities and are friendly, good natured, kind and compassionate, sensitive to the feelings of those around them, and respond with the utmost sympathy and tact to any suffering they encounter. They are deservedly popular with all kinds of people, partly because their easygoing, affectionate, submissive natures offer no threat or challenge to stronger and more exuberant characters. They accept the people around them and the circumstances in which they find themselves rather than trying to adapt them to suit themselves, and they patiently wait for problems to sort themselves out rather than take the initiative in solving them. They are more readily concerned with the problems of others than with their own.

Day Nine: Favourite Mythological Creature

Sirens are one of my absolutely favourite Mythological Creatures, and for the Longest time I associated quite a bit with them. At least the Darker Side of them. Most people just view them as temptresses however, the specific Norse Mythology of them views them as creatures of great sadness, their song while still extremely tempting is also a lament. A Lament for their lost lives and lovers, as Siren themselves are born from women who take their lives in the ocean or die in grief after their lovers are taken by the sea.

At one time, I wrote a poem called "Spirit of the Sea" It was about a Siren who had lost her love and tried to love countless times afterwards but every time her touch would just turn men cold. It was written during a very dark time in my life, where I was really sad. Unfortunately that poem has been long since lost

Changing a house into a home.

If you read my daily cards yesterday, you can see that the focus of yesterday was change. So todays post will be just about that; Change. You can ask anyone, I hate change. If suddenly something changes, I get all worked up and upset. It may be because, as a water element I just prefer slower change. However, not ALL change is bad. Even I know this. Some change, including sudden changes are necessary for the benefit of yourself and the many. Sometimes change teaches us lessons, sometimes it offers us opportunities to better ourselves and the people around us.
    Currently, my boyfriend and I are living with some roommates. Both, pretty good friends of ours. However, my issue with this is it doesn’t feel like home. You know, that feeling you get after a long days of work and you sit down with your feet up and you go…”Ahh…”. Well, I don’t get that here. And it is frustrating. I like living with them, it is a good opportunity for me. Its cheap, clean, accessible, and the people are good people. Yet, I can’t make it my own space. Which, is something else that water elements like to do. Have their own space. Everyone else’s energy is always buzzing about, they’re always leaving it floating around and about. On top of that, it was the house that both roommates grew up in, so they feel a claim to the space. Leaving me just feeling like a guest.
    Although, this is the place I live. This SHOULD be my home. So, I’m going to work on changing the place to an energy that we can all feel comfortable with. I just bought a book called Cottage Witchery by Ellen Dugan, one of my all time favorite book, but my original copy seemed to have walked away. With the help from the book, some of my own magick, and hopefully cooperation from my boyfriend and roommates I’d love to change this into, our home. At the very least, I’d like to make it so that I am comfortable.
With all the anxiety issues I have, on top of being an empath, I have the unfortunate habit of collecting and keeping all their negative energy and all their straggling sorts of buzzing vibes and keeping it. I do my best to suffice, wearing a hematite necklace, grounding and centering often, but just can’t seem to do enough to keep the house level. So I’m really counting on help from this book.
The good thing about Cottage Witchery is it’s a relatively simple prospect, and can be as cheap or as expensive as you’d like it. The main prospect is about attuning the house with the natural flow of energy of the earth, channeling that through ones “Hearth” of the house and rippling that energy outwards. This can be done by adding different elements of magick to different parts of the house.
    And these elements don’t specifically have to be spells or charms, it can be all about what colors you paint the walls, flowers you bring in, and candles you arrange. The way you move your furniture has an impact on the overall energy of the house, the Chinese have been practicing this, Called Feng Shui for hundreds of years. Magick is not all about spells or rituals. It can be so much simple and far more subtle than that.
    That is what Cottage Witchery is all about. And these little and subtle changes are what I plan do to help me adjust.

Daily Cards and Coffee

Days Outcome: The Friends: The Two faery in the cards are Nuff (the top one) and Laochan. They are always, always together. Not only do they show us the true meaning of friendship but they also say that Friendly cooperation is the result of both giving and receiving equally. My guess for the day is I am going to be using their friendly cooperation to help get something completed or finished. 

Days Energy: The High Priestess: The High Priestess is the well of the wisdom of nature, the spirit, the ancient practice of Healing arts, magic, and mystery. She teaches her wisdom to the world and offers up her knowledge to anyone who comes knocking. I have a very strong connection with this card, because I see myself reflected back at me. For today, my energy will resonate on the same level as the High Priestess. 

Daily Cards and Coffee

Days Outcome: Nelys the Alchemist: This Faery guide shows us change. She doesn’t necessarily make it happen, but she points us in the proper direction. To make an appropriate change, we need to balance the outside world with the inside world. Only then will a proper change occur. One of the things that you might say is “Wow! That change was unexpected, but it was exactly what I needed.” Today, I plan on being the alchemist and causing the change in my environment to change my inner world.

Days Energy: The Hanged Man. Much like the Death card many people associate The Hanged Man negatively. However, the exact opposite is true. If you look closely at the card you will see, that The Hanged Man is in no pain, in fact, he looks quite content for his position; some may even said he hung himself! The Hanged Man tells us to surrender to what’s going on around us, as it is personally good for us to have that change, and that only by this change can we open up into ourselves accepting intuition. He is about Inner Peace, faith, and Serenity rather than suffering and torment. 

Day Eight: A picture of someplace magical outside.


Daily Cards and Coffee

Days Outcome: O! That Gnome: That gnome is much like the Fool Card in Tarot. It describes the event of showing us how silly we are, generally in the form of some fairy trick or another. However, even after it was him who caused us to fall, he kindly helps us up and says “Now see, that was silly to fall for that, wasn’t it?” He is described as the only constructive force of chaos, because it is from his chaos that we learn of or true selves and not what others are expecting of us. Jessica Macbeth asks “Can you laugh at yourself sometimes, and let that laughter carry you into new insights and new ways of being?” because that is what That Gnome offers you. Things may not always be what they seem, but this is a good thing in this case. 

Days Energy: Eight of Wands (Swiftness); Something is happening fast, and you are being drawn a towards clear, and decisive direction. The Eight of Wands represents a very focused kind of motion and activity. “The Eights are all about structure while the Wands are about raw energy. Thus, the structure of the Eight creates a channel through which the raw energy can flow. You are so sure about your goal that all distractions have been removed and you can devote yourself to the task with complete concentration, determination, and will. This experience can be very productive, allowing you to accomplish a lot in short time.” Quoted explanation by
Biddy Tarot dot com

Day Seven. Elemental Air

Can you paint with all the Colors of the Wind??? 

Day Six. Your Favourite God

Day Five: a Favorite God.

My favorite God is Herne, for many many reasons. Originally the Priestesses of Avalon only worshiped The Goddess. However, they still recognized the God as an important deity, but he was the Idol of the Druids. The idea of the Celtic Horned God comes from the Druids, who believed that the spirit of nature and the forest resided inside Large Stags. It was a traditional and yearly custom that young druids would train to become great warriors and fighters, and when they came of the proper age (16/17/18 the exact age isn’t really known) for Beltane all the male druids would hunt down the Finest and Strongest Stag. Whoever killed the Stag received the blessing of the God, would be seen as Herne, and then he was able to bead a Maiden who was to be The Goddess.
I am very close to Herne, having seen him and felt him as I have the Goddess within me, To the point where, once when I was all alone in the forest near where I lived crying over something that happened He appeared to me and lead me through the trees and out of the forest. It was the must magnificent thing to ever happen to me. 

Daily Cards and Coffee

The pipers melody is the soft and subtle flow of harmony that connects us. Soft calling us towards him, sometimes seductively, and sometimes sweetly. The piper suggests that to get what you want, you should seek that harmony and tranquility with in you. Use his tenderness and gentleness. We should learn also to be aware of others subtle feelings, and show them compassion and empathy. Others may be listening to you with sensitivity and clarity, so much that they may hear what we are saying more clearly than we do ourselves.

“A sense of honor and satisfaction at the resolution of an important matter. Triumph after great struggle. Jubilation at the hearing of good news. The realization of hopes and desires.”


Day five: A Favourite Goddess

Day five: A Favourite Goddess

One of my favourite goddesses is Hecate. Especially currently in my life, when I’m standing on the crossroads, and working on getting rid of a way of life that I wasn’t proud of. Hecate is the form of the goddess as crone. She stands at the crossroads of mysteries and guides us from one parts of our life to another. She has been know by many other names, Sekmet, Morrigan, Arianrhod, and so much more. Her mysteries are of the cycle of life, she teaches of not only ending 
But of gracious and new beginnings.
  Worshipping in Hecate’s temple, is the worship of the unknown, the acceptance of the shadow within, and the very essence of magick that we all live in. Do no approach Hecate with fear, for if you have fear, then her mystery is not for you for she is that which is attained when the last of your fears are released. She is power, ecstasy, the Sacred Woman, the weaver of Time and keeper of Secrets.
All wisdom was taught by Hecate, for she has lived, died, and lived again, hundreds of times. She passed her 
mysteries onto the witches, and taught them their inner strength and power for she is the Queen of Magick,.
The symbols of Hecate are Owls, bats, scorpions, and snakes. She wears the black veil of night to represent the shadow of the dark moon. She is often depicted standing at a Crossroad, or in front of a dark mysterious gateway to represent not only her mystery, but also her jobs as both Gatekeeper and Passageway. 

Breakfast with my Cards: Daily Oracle and Tarot

The Singer of Initiation is all about finally overcoming the trial. It may have been long and hard, but you over came it. This is similar to a Rune reading I received last night. This singers energy says, that you are finally ready to begin in the light of all that has passed. You are about to become something brilliant. Even though the road was filled with trials and errors, it has been over came to enlighten and enliven you. Hopefully this is a message about being able to over come all the issues that I have with the new course that I have set. You are passing into a new life now.

Ace of wands is all about seizing opportunities. It is the bursting bud that brings unseen hope. It brings this new energy into every aspect, and every part of your life. This is a time of opportunity. Once again, this day is all about putting my new life style at hand, and this card is telling me that the energy of my day will be from this. 

Page from a Witches Book: Anxiety Relief Correspondences.

Anxiety Relief Correspondences

-Herbal Remedy's
 These are things you can just make teas with or add to other flavors of tea to help you out: Lavender, Chamomile(what I use), Sage(you can also burn sage to help clear out the ickies) Marojam, Lemon Balm, Cat Nip (Proper, not bought at pet food store) Oats (plain oatmeal, which you can add things like strawberries or bannanas to) Linden Flower or Rosemary( Rosemary is another one you can burn. If you make it into a tea, put in in with something just as powerful and potent, like mint or something similar. It packs a punch.)

Burn Lavender Essential oils.  Also, and you may find this even more enjoyable, Orange peels and Mango Essential Oils. Take an Orange, peel it, and save both. You can choose to either burn the peels in a potpourri burner or place the peels in a small frying pan, cover them with water and slowly heat. This fragrant water will also help and can be heated up in oil burners. Eating Oranges and also Drinking Orange juice helps to raise your energy. Lots of good vitamins.

Grounding stones like Hematite. These are really easy to come buy, and pretty cheap at any metaphysical store. You can choose to have a hematite necklace or a stone you carry in your pocket. But be careful, if you give off or are around to much negativity it will shatter. If this ever happens, bury it in the earth.

The pressure point on your wrist is called point P6. Firmly press while inhaling deeply for as long as you can. Remember it’s about two thumb *widths* away from the bottom of your palm, not lengths. It is the pressure point in between the two lower arm bones. If you need help finding it, I’m sure the internet can show you.

-Food Therapy.
This one is also more important than I thought it was at first as well. But, think about the expression "You are what you eat" If you only put bad into your body (processed foods, sugars, chemicals) you are only going to give out bad. And trust me, its hard. Caffeine and sugar are my life... these aren't something that you need to have absolutely NONE of, but limit your intake. Like me, instead of drinking nothing but coffee and caffeinated tea, I can drink one cup of coffee and a decaffeinated all natural tea like Green Tea. Rule one of *any* healthy diet. Don't deny yourself the things you makes eating properly SO much harder. Just limit the intake and consume it with caution and awareness. Try eating all natural foods. They don't necessarily have to be "All Organic" or top of the line because those things tend to be expensive. Try looking up healthy meal portions and eating smaller portions more times a day. Remember, don't skip any meal times. This can stress the body, and therefore your mind. Try to eat healthily and well rounded. :)
Also, try this almond milk recipe. You can buy almond milk, add ginger and nutmeg and warm it up; or you can make it by blending milk and almonds together in a blender. You only need about 10 almonds per cup of warm milk.

Daily Oracle and Tarot Cards

The Dark lady is about power. She is the High Priestess of all mysteries. She is very much the Crone aspect of the goddess. We only arrive at her feet by going through great trial, strife, and surrender. However once we are there, she teaches us profound spiritual lessons and secrets. This card is a very powerful card to draw today in conjunction with 11/11/11.

The Five of swords speaks of defeat. This card, is not necessarily referring to myself, but rather the energy I am being motivated by today. I am trying to Defeat the things in my life that I no long need. 
Basically, I think this reading for today is telling me that because of the energy present, today was the best day for me to start fresh and to overcome the past and the issues that It presented me with.

Day Four: A Picture of Nature, Water


My wish for today. To be able to over come my anxiety and paranoia issues. I am a strong, vibrant being, intune with myself, the universe, and the divine.

Day Three:

Day Three. Witchey Tools.
My Athame actually has a really sentimental value to it. Though it isn't super old, or even hand made. It was my first ritual tool ever given to me. When I first told my grandmother of my interest in Witchcraft and I was talking to her about it she was very supportive (seeing its benefit to myself) A few days later she gave it to me as a present telling me to use it well (and safely xD) The priestesses of Avalon never casted a circle. Since there was really no need for it, they only practiced on Sacred ground with an already Sacred boundary so creating one wasn't necessary. And now a days we create sacred rooms in our houses "Temple Rooms". My Athame is very special to me and I have a very strong connection with it.

Day Two: A Story or Myth from Folklore

Avalon was the enchanted island where Arthur's sword was forged and where he was brought after his last battle. Arthur was placed on a golden bed and carried into Avalon by it's divine priestess. He could only be healed by entrusting his care to her completely forever. It is said that Arthur waits there with her until the time of his return. Avalon was presided over by Arthur's sister Morgan le Fey. This was sometimes varied, but was always ruled by one prime priestess; usually a relative of Arthur's. This entire island was beset by woman who pledged their lives in the service of the one goddess. It is said that Avalon "went into the mists" when belief in the goddess had dwindled due to the rise of Christianity.
Avalon was often thought of as a mysterious and mystical island with a view of Glastonbury, but at times it was also thought to represent Glastonbury itself. On one end of the spectrum Arthur awaits his time of return, and on the other he was laid to rest in his tomb.

Day one: Your Witchey Background

44 days of Witchy Blogging

Day 1: What is your Witchy Background?

Written by Fae Kieran

    My family is English/Irish in heritage, and come from Wales. I was fortunate enough to have been raised around the mythical and magickal since I was a young child. I first heard about Magick and power from my grandmother and great aunt. Who taught me much of what I know today. They helped me develop into my powers of empathy, taught me to see the world as a whole, and to teach me about the Light which is the spark of creation of the universe who is the Goddess and mother of all. As I grew older, I was raised in a wonderfully rich environment filled with people who helped raise me and teach me many things. It was a world that was lived in service to the God/dess. Priestesses, they called themselves.
      Much was given to me and I had an opportunity to give and learn wonderful things from them. When I grew older and my path became more clearly defined, it was only a matter of time before I knew this was considered Witchcraft, the original version of an older way of living. Fascinated with this idea, I began on my journey to learn everything about the craft and fashion myself into a “Proper Witch”.
     When I was 13, my best friend (and still to this day) Introduced me to books that her mother had passed to her. Mostly Wicca books which I read, took what I needed and returned. A few of them that I still have today; these books aren’t Wiccan, as I don’t consider my self a Wicca. These books helped define my already spiritual life into something filled with myth, shrouded in shadow, deep with age old mystery, and blessed with knowledge. I was then able to fashion the Priestesshood together with what I learned with Witchcraft, and to my surprise they blended together creating a wonderfully harmonic lifestyle.
        I was also born with the innate ability to heal. Since I already lived my life in service to the divine it was very easy to also live it in service to those who needed it. I first began to practice healing, spiritual teaching, and guidance in high school. Where it seemed everyone was always in need of some sort of anything. As a young Empath, it was very difficult at first to learn the boundaries of healing and to know when I was giving myself too much to my charges. However with time, practice, and help from my mentor I was able to successfully learn to hone and handle my healing abilities.
       All of this helps culminate into my Witchy Background, and help to make the person I am today. 

44 Days of Witchery.

44 Days of Witchery
Here’s the list, snagged from The Pagan Blog Directory and A Pagan Mother’s Life:
1. What’s your witchy background?
2. A myth or story from folklore.
3. Witchy tools: athame.
4. Picture of nature (water element).
5. A favourite Goddess.
6. A favourite God.
7. Air element.
8. A photo of a magical place outdoors.
9. A favourite mythological animal.
10. Your sun sign.
11. Witchy tools: oils.
12. Picture of nature (air element).
13. What are some of the witchy books that influenced you?
14. A favourite pagan holiday that you celebrate.
15. Thoughts on the afterlife?
16. Favourite witchy website(s).
17. Picture of nature (fire element).
18. Have you had any paranormal experiences?
19.Fire element.
20. A picture of a tarot or oracle card, and its meaning.
21. A favourite scent.
22.Current moon phase.
23. A favourite candle.
24. Your moon sign.
25. How do your close ones feel about your witchy path? Do they know? Why or why not?
26. A witchy podcast.
27. Picture of nature (earth element).
28. A picture of a witchy I-Want-It-Now!
29. Water element.
30.Witchy tools: wand.
31. A favourite pagan/witchy movie.
32. A pagan/witchy artwork.
33. Faerie of your choice.
34. Rune of your choice.
35. Something that I think people who don’t know much about paganism/witchcraft should know.
36. Flower of your choice, and its magical properties.
37. A famous pagan/witch!
38. Witchy tools: cauldron.
39. Something that inspires you.
40. Your altar, if you have one!
41.A spell you’ve done.
42. A favourite nature spirit.
43. A magical recipe.
44. Witch’s choice!