Friday, 20 January 2012

B blog about Blue


Colour energy and symbolism have been and still are an important part of  Pagan ritual or magick. Blue is use in many shades from indigo to light blue.
The ancient Egyptians used the blue stones Lapis lazuli to represent the sky. It represents the throat Chakra and the Third eye(Indigo) in Reiki.
There are a number of beautiful blue gemstones that many people , pagan or otherwise use to promote peace and to calm emotions. They may prove helpful to people who have difficulty sleeping or suffer from nightmares.They also offer inspiration and enhance quality of communication.
The colour blue signifies:  Tranquillity, patience, health, truth ,devotion, sincerity, Honor, loyalty, peace wisdom, justice, sincerity, healing (turquoise), femininity, prophetic dream ((blue kyanite), protection during sleep (aquamarine), astral projection.
Astrological signs:  Libra & Sagittarius
Elements:  Water and air
Deities: of  sea and sky 

Planets:  Moon, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter

Days:   Monday, Friday, Saturday & Thursday

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Autonomy: Why would I choose it?

 au·ton·o·my   [aw-ton-uh-mee]
noun, plural -mies.
1.independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions: theautonomy of the individual.
2.the condition of being autonomous;  self-government, or theright of self-government; independence: The rebels demandedautonomy from Spain.
3.a self-governing community.

Many people (but not all) that choose to call themselves neopagans or modern eclectic, or eclectic neopagan, tend to like the autonomy it allows them in the everyday, work a day world.
Indepenant by choice or circumstance, a person may hone their craft and worship the Divine as they see fit. They can decide when and where to worship, they choose the language they feel most comfortable using when calling on or speaking to Goddesses/Gods/Nature/Divine.

 I am drawn to the freedom to believe in goodness, to live by the Wiccan Rede  “an it harm none, do as ye will”.  I want to create with the blessing, and as a conduit, of the Divine. 

Having said that, I also love the input and support of like minded folk on public domain sites & those who appreciate my creations.  Typically I am a very social person. I am also a person that doesn't like to be told what to do. The emphasis is on Told here.

I have always aspired to the phrase …to each their own… in as far as religion, love and politics go. I believe each of us is responsible for our own actions & choices. As I study my path I find many others before me have chosen this individual way and found joy and freedom. There are  many books published on this and similar paths.

Back in the day our people learned as they went and passed the info down and around. Autonomous and social.

There is so much information available to a beginner trying to find a path. As I read through I am taken by some of the information and it rings true. That information could be something that I had already felt was right or did anyway, but more often than not it speaks to me as an AH HA! Moment.  I agree and see why. I understand the thought or reason.   

This is what forms the basis for what will ultimately be my chosen “title” and path.

I understand autonomy is not for everyone. I think is is important to be on different paths  the Divine has planned for them. 


Monday, 16 January 2012


"A" is for Apple

The apple is held in high esteem for the witch, for when cut  in half ( horizontally), it has a Natural Pentacle at the centre. It is the symbol of immortality and sexuality, garden magic, love and friendship. It is associated with the planet Venus.
The apple has long been used in spells of love and as part of hand fasting rites through candles infused with the blossoms. Apple juice is used as an offering to fertility deities and at Samhain (the feast of apples) to our dead that will be reborn in spring, as it is a symbol of immortality.
The blossoms make wonderful perfume, ritual cleansing salts and are excellent for use in incense as well.
 In the old recipes, apple cider was used in place of blood when called for. A wand of apple wood  is good for emotional magick.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Spirits of Serens Garden: Into the garden

Spirits of Serens Garden: Into the garden: This is my first entry & I"m not sure were to start or who cares even but I am expanding my horizons and a bit of background is necessary. ...

Into the garden

This is my first entry & I"m not sure were to start or who cares even but I am expanding my horizons and a bit of background is necessary.
 I was raised in a Christian family that didn't really attend church often. The obligatory times mostly. I believe in the Divine, an all mighty higher power. I have always had questions that I never asked. I pray the way I pray and that wasn't always the way everyone else prayed. I do not believe in Satan nor would I worship evil.
I have a small home based business and I create wonderful body products that are made from or coloured with herbs and flowers that I grow.

I am middle aged. I have a family and a very normal life. I have a bunch of friends that are all different from each other but they all have some form of creativity in them and that's what I find appealing about them.
One of my friends is an artist and Reiki master. A couple of months ago we ventured into the local metaphysical shoppe to see what it was all about. The owner is, among many other things a hypnotherapist and a Wiccan.
Upon entering the shoppe I felt uplifted. The warmth and fragrance that filled the air, the books and drums and crystals were all wonderful eye candy, and as my friend and the owner spoke, I lingered over the jars of herbs and the incense. I have never seen loose incense and I was interested and inspired.

On that very evening I pick up my laptop and began my search : What is Wicca?