The New Moon used to be a time of rest for the witch but nowadays, it’s very different.
During the NM, I find it to be the best time to harvest your herbs for your upcoming magickal workings because it is my opinion that the harvested herbs are just that, harvested herbs, without a specific label of waining moon or waxing moon power.
They are completely neutral until you make up your mind as to which ritual they shall be used for.
Happy New 🌚 Moon to all,
The Silver Sage Witch of witchcraftandmore.com 🧙🏾♀️✌🏽
In some legends, eggs, as a fertility symbol, are associated with that other symbol of fertility, the rabbit. How did we get the notion that a rabbit comes around and lays colored eggs in the spring? The character of the “Easter bunny” first appeared in 16th-century German writings, which said that if well-behaved children built a nest out of their caps or bonnets, they would be rewarded with colored eggs. This legend became part of American folklore in the 18th century, when German immigrants settled in the eastern U.S.
In Persia, eggs have been painted for thousands of years as part of the spring celebration of No Ruz, which is the Zoroastrian new year. In Iran, the colored eggs are placed on the dinner table at No Ruz, and a mother eats one cooked egg for each child she has. The festival of No Ruz predates the reign of Cyrus the Great, whose rule (580-529 b.c.e.) marks the beginning of Persian history.
In early Christian cultures, consumption of the Easter egg may have marked the end of Lent. In Greek Orthodox Christianity, there is a legend that after Christ’s death on the cross, Mary Magdalene went to the emperor of Rome, and told him of Jesus’ resurrection. The emperor’s response was skeptical, hinting that such an event was just about as likely as a nearby bowl of eggs suddenly turning red. Much to the emperor’s surprise, the bowl of eggs turned red, and Mary Magdalene joyfully began preaching Christianity throughout the land.
In some Native American creation tales, the egg features prominently. Typically, this involves the cracking of a giant egg to form the universe, the earth, or even gods. In some tribes of America’s Pacific northwest region, there is a story about thunder eggs–geodes–which are thrown by the angry spirits of the high mountain ranges.
A Chinese folk tale tells of the story of the formation of the universe. Like so many things, it began as an egg. A deity named Pan Gu formed inside the egg, and then in his efforts to get out, cracked it into two halves. The upper portion became the sky and cosmos, and the lower half became the earth and sea. As Pan Gu grew bigger and more powerful, the gap between earth and sky increased, and soon they were separated forever.
Pysanka eggs are a popular item in the Ukraine. This tradition stems from a pre-Christian custom in which eggs were covered in wax and decorated in honor of the sun god Dazhboh. He was celebrated during the spring season, and eggs were magical things indeed. Once Christianity moved into the
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Candle Color Meanings – Color is a form of vibrational energy which affects us on different levels. Subconsciously, we all know how we react to different colors. Red, for instance, stimulates and excites us, while blue is calming and soothing. The color of a candle, or of anything in your immediate environment, is like a key which unlocks a certain compartment of your subconscious mind, and of your entire being. Those who cannot actually see colors can nevertheless feel their vibratory effects, because pigment is matter releasing energy at a certain rate of speed, or wavelength. That wavelength, or frequency activates, or energizes a certain part of your being as it penetrates your sight or your aura. Its impulses are transmitted to your brain along the nerve routes. Each color carries the vibratory effects of one of the Planetary influences, and / or one of the four elements – Earth, Fire, Air, or Water.
Since the beginning of time, colors have been endowed with magick. The ancient Egyptians used color in their Temples of Healing. The Chinese and the Chaldeans used it, as did the mystics of India who associated colors with the chakras. Pythagoras used it for healing. You cannot live without colors, it is your omnipresent companion throughout life. The actual symbolization of each color will be found to differ with authority, tradition, or school of thought, and in the final analyses, the only actual true authority for you is yourself. However, if you are not quite sure what each color means to you, or reminds you of, or makes you feel like, here are some universal guidelines from the fields of psychology, art and religion, which you may or may not accept.
Red Candles are used for energy, health, vitality, vigor, and is used to represent the element of Fire. Red is physical and bestows energy (general, dynamic, receptive, sexual), dynamism, passionate love, physical desire, will power, and athletic ability (especially competitive). Red is used for arousing anger, pure lust and for physical gratification. Red is a fiery color that attracts and magnetizes, and it certainly is a hot aphrodisiac, it represents blood, sex, fertility, defense. Red candles incite passion in love spells, for sexual love – burning hot and fast, but much more passionate than romantic, holding too much energy to be gentle, but enough to be very sexual and fertile. Red candles help to eliminate pessimism and negative attitudes, and gives strength against enemies.
Red candles are used for fast action, activity, ambition, assertiveness, battle, competition, combativeness, desire, drive, exercise, lust, mechanical ability, sex, sexuality, sports, stamina (physical), strength (physical). Red incites accidents, fires, and injuries. It is used in spells to invoke power and intensity before workings of black magick. Red is inflammatory and is used in spells for revenge, anger, courage, determination, and dealing with enemies. Red can be used for protection against psychic attack and for self-confidence. The color red is firmly rooted in the physical world. The burning of red candles is said to put one in touch with the power of the flesh. Red represents temporal pleasures. It symbolizes passion and love as well as scorn and courage to stand up to one’s enemies. Red is associated with Physical work, as in healing of people and animals. Also physical passion. Red is the power color. It is associated with command, the 1st (Root) Chakra. Red is the color of inspiration, pride, anger, bravery, strong emotions, purification, arid places, aggressive music (especially drumming like a heartbeat), and lightning storms. Red is the best color to ward off danger. Use it for stability, grounding, and physical health.
Red stimulates fertility and personal power, it is the color of Mars, the god of war, and is the color of courage, determination, sexual passion and potency. Red candles are burned to increase the life force, for survival, physical health, pleasure, will power and to rouse anger – not the petty anger of spite, but the righteous anger that, if directed positively, can overcome injustice and bring about change. This is therefore a very powerful color and should be lit for worthy aims only and when you are in a positive frame of mind. Those who light a red candle are tapping into Aries and Scorpio energy. It is the color of Alchemy, and the magickal arts and sciences of transformation, and increases magnetism in rituals. When used in black magick, red as opposed to black brings on sudden attacks, accidents, danger, bloodshed, violence, and hatred. Red can also be used to incite wars, anarchy, and cruelty. Mars rules red, and is masculine in nature. Workings using the color red need the power of the root chakra and should be performed on Tuesdays when Mars is strongly placed and waxing. Use with agate, red jasper, garnet, pyrite, ruby, red tiger eye, or obsidian.
Astrological Sign: Aries , Scorpio
Numerology: 5, 9
Orange Candles are a combination of yellow (mental agility) and red (action-energy), thus you have the best of both worlds. Orange solar energy builds vitality, energy, and stamina. Orange candles help in spells for attracting success, prosperity, good fortune, good luck, business and career success, and for attracting others in a positive way. Orange is outgoing and assertive, it encourages fun and discourages laziness, it energizes the entire system. Promotes a happy-go-lucky appearance. Orange candles help with adaptability, creativity, sexual attraction, sexual stimulation, sex magick, and enthusiasm with a natural impulsive vivaciousness. Orange helps with attraction, attractiveness, friendship, sudden changes, energy stimulation, gaining control, changing luck and inciting justice. Orange candles are used for encouragement, confidence, courage, self-esteem, independence, kindness, plenty, good health, weight loss, joy, buoyancy, spontaneity, power, and it stimulates the actions of other candles and success. Orange is another solar color, a color of fertility, both physical and mental, of creativity and growth. Orange candle rituals can also be used for career matters where creativity or dealing with people’s needs are central.
Orange candles represent pride, courage, heroism, kinship, ambition, abundance, trade, enterprise, business deals, property deals, and matters involving the law, justice, legal cases. Orange is attuned to warmth, spirit, will, personal strength, authority, alertness. Used as a balancing element. Cleanses negative attitudes, situations and places, happiness, emotional healing. Excellent for job hunting, sudden change, power to draw the good things in life. Orange is the color associated with the performance arts and conjury (stage magics). Use an orange candle if you lack vitality or motivation, and goal-setting when you need a push of encouragement to achieve your goals when you don’t know which direction to move in, as it is an excellent source of stimulation, energy, and willpower.
Use orange candles to bring yourself joy and success and for taking action. Aids in achieving
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How to Energize Your Wand
First wash your hands, light incense and light a rose candle, run your left hand over your right hand, then your right hand over your left, keep doing this until you feel the energy building in your hands. Next pick up your wand in the hand you use for writing, close your eyes and imagine a stream of silver white light coming from the universe and entering the top of your head imagine it beaming down and coursing along your arm into your hand out from your fingertips and going into your wand you will literally feel the energy flowing as you charge your wand with power. Make sure when you perform the wand energising ceremony, there is incense and a lit candle, you can also use some oil essence to create the appropriate atmosphere.
How to Charge Your Wand
The wand works especially well for healing and enchanting, also for spell casting, the wand will unblock blocked energy and witches use it to heal and align themselves, they usually do this by touching the tip of the wand to their third eye and imagining silver light beaming through their body and clearing any areas where energy is blocked. The wand works on the physical, mental and emotional well being.
How to Re-charge Your Wand
After several uses the wand requires re-charging, just as sleep recharges all witches, a well used wand needs to be re-charged. I like to re-charge the wand with the Sun, the Moon (when full) a rose quartz and an amethyst crystal, always charge with the Sun first. As soon as you wake up place the wand outside for two hours with the rose quartz next to it and place a piece of paper with the words, “the power of the universe shall imbue this wand”, then in the evening do the same thing only you use the amethyst and leave the wand out all night. When you bring the wand inside use a smudge stick to seal the power in the wand.
Making a Wand
It is always better to make your own wand as when you are touching it during the crafting it is absorbing your energy, the wand is a very personal item. Make sure you use wood that is sturdy so that is doesn’t fragment as you are working with it, most wands are approximately twelve to sixteen inches long, you can often find branches already broken off trees and lying on the ground, these are quite suitable to be used for your wand, do not be concerned if the branch is bent or crooked it won’t affect the energy in any way. Sandpaper can be used to make your wand smooth, feel and charge your wand with love and light to help your wand wield its most powerful magic, and as you are charging you wand transmit the energy of love beauty and kindness.
Decorating Your Wand
Work on your wand with the premise it is unique to you, therefore any choice of wood is acceptable, you can wrap it in cord or ribbon I suggest using the colours red, purple or black, you may use any crystals you desire, you will find that if using crystals the crystal always chooses you, when you feel the energy of the crystal drawing you, that is the one for you. You might wish to tie talismans to your wand, anything is suitable and each wand is made with feeling and takes on the energy of the individual and unique witch. You might also choose to attach feathers to your wand. One of the most important features of the wand is to carve or write your name on the wand, this seals the power completely and makes the wand utterly yours.
Remember you are the witch and your energy creates the magic, the wand is a tool for you to use and is an extension of your power.
You may also wish to inscribe rune symbols on your wand for extra strength, each rune has its own magical energy. below is a list of the runes and their magical strengths.
FEHU: Good Luck, wealth, money, property
URUZ: happiness, fulfillment, good fortune
THURISAZ: Good news, safe travel, inner strength
ANSUZ: Achieve goals, transformation, life changes
RAIDHO: Clear mind, journey, seeing through illusions, finding the truth
KANO: Inspiration, ambition, life-strength, determination
GEBO: Weddings, love, promotion, extra power
WUNJO: Good life, happiness, comfort, security, property, wealth
HAGALAZ: Elemental disruption, change, clearing, awakening, growth
ISA: Stillness, quiet, peace, inner strength
NAUTHIZ: Free from distress, letting go, releasing the past
JERA: Rewards, promotions, increase salary, reaping benefits from hard work
EIHWAZ: Breaking up, ending a dispute, major change, closure,
PERTH: Material gain, new beginning, wealth, fortune
ALGIZ: Removing blockages, visible growth, making ground, success
SOWELU: Guidance, renewal, change, advancement, new locations
TEIWAZ: Wisdom, victory, success, justice, enlightment
BERKANA: Birth, marriage, creativity, new beginnings,
EHWAZ: Transformation, new home, progress, new goals, new outlook, trust
MANNAZ: Male energy, male influence, new career opportunities.
LAGUZ: Life energy, manifestation, movement, progress, spiritual energy
INGUZ: Family, children, spouse, relatives, new energy, family benefits
DAGAZ: Awakening, love, attraction, realization, white light
OTHALA: New possessions, inner qualities, new