Sui Generis

April 30, 2006

Rain Magick

Filed under: Book of Shadows,Creativity/Fun,Pagan,Spirituality — by Joyful Girl @ 2:23 am

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When Witches Gather Rain

Witches have always known the special meaning of nature’s acts. They are
warnings, blessings and magickal guides to the living world around us. Rain
is a special gift from the sky and its power should be used wisely.

Try never to shelter yourself from it’s fall, but rather accept the rain as
we should accept life with all its trials and blessings.

*Rain while the sun shines is a healing rain. Catch and store it in blue
glass. Use the water for all manner of healing magick. Place in the bath for
an all over body cleaning.

*The blessing of Fairies is upon anyone who catches rain in a silver spoon
after the rain has bounced off a flat stone. Place some of this water on any
frequently lost object (keys is a good choice).

*Place midnight rain of a New Moon on the third eye to bring visions and to
see future events.

*The first rain gathered in May is symbolic of May dew and holds much power.
It is used when very special favours are needed. Do not gather this rain in
metal container or it’s power will be lost. Glass would be better.

*When rain runs off a gravestone gather carefully and use with caution.

*Rain gathered during a thunderstorm holds much energy and can be used to
enhance spells and potions. But be aware that the energy does not last long
and the spell should be completed before three days and nights have passed
or the rainwater will be of little use.

*House plants enjoy the outdoor rain, this cleanses their leaves and helps
to purify the indoor air when they are brought back home. This is especially
good to do when you are in need of a clear mind and strong thoughts

*Jewelry, charms and other objects can be purified by standing in the rain,
facing west and tossing the object into the air 3 times, catching it in your
hands each time.

The sound of the rain carries the voices of the water spirits. Listen to the
rain and enjoy the gifts of the undines. They will speak to you of Love, and
Friends.

The wise also realize that rain is just one aspect of Nature. We should look
to the Wind, Trees, Lightning, Fire, Stones, and other forms of Nature’s
expression for clues to the magick of the world.

~ Original Author Unknown

 

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Tarot Symbolism In Stones

Filed under: Book of Shadows,Pagan,Spirituality — by Joyful Girl @ 2:16 am

STONE TAROT

There are many ways to use stones and crystals. One way they can be used is fairly similar or as tarot only instead of cards with symbolism its stones with meanings. Mind you I am only listing the Major Arcana (those 22 cards) for correspondence with stones. If you wanted to have a full out stone Tarot deck ( including Court “cards”) I would suggest finding 10 stones per suit in relation to their element and numbering them.

Here is a list of stones, the card they represent and the qualities to the stone.

 CARD/ STONE /QUALITIES of Stone / Meaning of Card
    
       FOOL
      AGATE
      Strength, Courage,   Love, Healing
      Starting on a new journey. Leaving previous concepts, precepts and other emotional or mental judgements and baggage behind. Curious seeker.
    
       THE MAGICIAN
      CRYSTAL ( QUARTZ)
      Power, Psychicism, Healing
      Taking action to make things happen.Using or discovering your personal power. Creative power and control. Ambition.
    
       THE HIGH PRIESTESS
      EMERALD
         Mental Power,Psychism, Protection
      Intuition, Mysteries, hidden knowledge and wisdoms or influences. The subconscious.
    
       THE EMPRESS
      TURQUOISE
      Protection, Love, Courage,Healing,  Friendship
      Fertility, and abundance. Dealing with all aspects of the self as mind, body and spirit. Mother aspect. To nurture.
    
       THE EMPEROR
      RUBY
      Power and Wealth
      Leadership and Authority. To take responsibility for your own actions.
    
       THE HIEROPHANT
      TOPAZ
      Healing, Love
      Conformity. Aneed for outside approval. Feeling bound  by others expectations.
    
       THE LOVERS
     ROSE QUARTZ
      Promoting peace and happiness. Harmony.
      Temptation. Tension. Duality. A harmony or union fo the self ( male/female – conscious/ subconscious). Choices and decisions.
    
       THE CHARIOT
      STAUROLITE
      Health, Money, Protection
      Self discipline and control. Moving on in life. Strength of character. Vicory or success.
    
       STRENGTH
      GARNET
      Haling, Protection, Strength.
      Inner strength. Quiet persuasion over brute force. Listening to your gut and using you instincts.
    
       THE HERMIT
      SAPPHIRE
      Psychism, Meditation, Healing, Peace
      Looking for the truth on your own. A time for self reflection. Going within for the answers.
    
       THE WHEEL
      SARDONYX
      Peace, Courage, Happiness, Strength, Luck
      Change is coming your way. New choices and opportunities ( unexpected even). Going with the flow but not because you have to.
    
       JUSTICE
      CARNELIAN
      Peace, Healing, Courage
      Achieveing balance by letting go of things to become more objective. Fair. Justice.
    
       THE HANGED MAN
      AQUAMARINE
      Psychism, Courage, Peace, Purifiaction
      Limbo. Sacrificining yourself ( conscious beliefs) to your Higher self. Letting go. Listening to the inner wisdom of the heart. Following what you truly believe in.
    
       DEATH
      AMBER
      Luck, Healing, Strength
      Change. Something must be let go for something new to begin.
    
       TEMPERANCE
      AMETHYST
      Dreams, Healing, Psychism, Peace, Courage, Happiness
      Self control and moderation. Staying safe but still willing to take risks. Learning to work with others.
    
       THE DEVIL
      BLACK TOURMALINE
      Grounding and repelling negativity
      Self indulgence. Temptation. Letting your desires control you. Letting others perceptions delegate who you are.
    
       THE TOWER
     LAVA
      Associated with the volcano which is all about disruptive and explosive change.
      Unexpected ground breaking change that can shatter you to your foundation. The good news is that this leaves you a clean slate and a better opportunity to see things clearer.
    
       THE STAR
      METEORITE
      Protection and Astral Projection
      Hope and understanding. Optimism. Clarity and understanding  from a harmony of the conscious and subconsious working together.
    
       THE MOON
      MOONSTONE
      Divination, Psychism, Sleep, Protection
      Intuiition and instinct. Listen to them as things may not be what they seem. Wildness and danger. Trying to keep your mind in tact.
    
       THE SUN
      TIGER’S EYE
      Energy, Health, Protection, Courage
      Purity of spirit and mind. Happiness and Joy. Success.
    
       JUDGEMENT
      FOSSIL
      Past- life regression, longevity,Protection
      Spiritual Awakening. Getting out of old patterns.Karma. Facing up to your actions and consequences.Forgiveness and the power of.
    
       THE WORLD
      OPAL
      Astral Projection, Psychism, Beauty,Luck, Power
      A sense of oneness with the world (and/or with others).Spiritual understanding. Cycles and travel.
    

For Court “cards” ( Stones):

Cups = Water so Water related stones  that you can mark 1-10 and Pg ( for Page) Kt ( Knight), Q ( Queen) K ( King).

Blue Lace Agate

Azurite

Celestite

Lapis Lazuli

Selenite

Sugilite

Blue Tourmaline

Swords = Air so  Air related stones  that you can mark 1-10 and Pg ( for Page) Kt ( Knight), Q ( Queen) K ( King).

Adventurine

Mica

Pumice

Coins = Earth so Earth related stones  that you can mark 1-10 and Pg ( for Page) Kt ( Knight), Q ( Queen) K ( King).

Moss Agate

Coal

Green or Brown Jasper

Jet

Malachite

Wands = Fire so Fire related stones  that you can mark 1-10 and Pg ( for Page) Kt ( Knight), Q ( Queen) K ( King).

Red Agate

Obsidian

Onyx

Ruby

Bloodstone

Citrine

Hematite

Serpentine

Sunstone

Topaz

Again this is a general listing. If you find others that work for you then use them.

April 26, 2006

Beginning

Filed under: Life — by Joyful Girl @ 9:03 pm

Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts. You have to remember this when you find yourself at the beginning.”   ~ Sandra Bullock

I used to be afraid of beginning new things, but truth be told, I actually look foward to beginning anew these days.   Sure, there is an element of the unknown, and plenty of opportunities for second-guessing oneself abound.   Still, there is something exuberant about walking into the “unknown” and learning new things.  Call me a perpetual student, but if I am not able to learn something new constantly I feel a more than a little stagnant.   Every day there is something to be learned, something to take with me and potentially expand upon.

This is an especially exciting time for me, as I prepare to begin graduate school.  I will begin working on my Master’s Degree in Social Work this fall.  I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life and for the opportunity to further develop my skills and education as a social worker.

I’ve been working in long term care for over 10 years.  It is my desire to become more adept in the field of geriatric social work and possibly explore the area of grief and bereavement counseling.  I truly enjoy working with the elderly and have learned so much about myself, relationships and the world we live in through my years in this field.

Join me here, as I reflect on my journey and experiences from the social work field, from school and from my daily interactions.  

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