We are all feeling the effects of a tough economy and having to make difficult choices about how we spend whatever money we still have. And this concern can affect our Witchy lives as well as our mundane one. Let’s face it—Witchcraft can cost you a lot of money if you’re not careful: ritual…
Protection for Turtles, Dogs, Fish, Snakes, Birds & Rodents...
Protective Blessing For Turtles:
Athena — Warrioress — Mighty One Bless (name of pet) by Moon and Sun Make his/her shell like armor, strong To shield him/her well, his/her whole life long. Protect him/her with Your mighty spear Grant him/her a life of fun and cheer. And let him/her live life at his/her pace With no fear of rush or race.~
Protective Blessing for Dogs:
Diana, Goddess of the Wild, Keeper of dogs both fierce and mild, Hold (name of pet) safely in Your arms And protect this creature from all harm. And should the day come that he/she roams Guide him/her to the path back home. Bless (name of pet) with a joyful life Free of hardship, stress and strife.
Protective Blessing for Fish:
Oh, fishtailed Goddess, Melusine, One of the Watery Depths, serene, Protect my fish and keep them safe From fungus, wounds, and all ill-fate. Keep them free of all disease And let them swim with grace and ease. Bless them with Your loving care, Guard them, Melusine-hear my prayer
Protective Blessing for Snakes:
Medusa of the Writhing Mane, Bless this snake o’er whom you reign. Protect (name of pet) as she/he slithers through Sunlight’s warmth and moonlights cool. Grant his/her existence be carefree. As I will, so mote it be!
Protective Blessing for Gerbils, Rats, and Mice:
Rhea, Goddess of animals wild, Bless (name of pet), my furry child. Let his/her life be filled with play And happiness from day to day. Keep him/her safe from all life’s harm And let him/her live in whiskered charm. Bless (name of pet) with Your tender care, Oh, Gracious Rhea, hear my prayer!
Protective Blessing for Birds:
Rhiannon, flap Your wings and rise- Grant (name of pet) a happy life. Shield him/her as he/she flies about And protet him/her night and day, throughout. Wrap him/her safely in Your wings And give him/her happy songs to sing.
"Walk thou softly upon this Good earth and treat her with respect as she deserves She nurtures us, feeds us, provides our needs. Step lightly on the path through life, remembering always that We are not the only ones here.We have sisters And brothers beyond counting, beyond our ability to Know.They may look different, may walk on 4 feet or a Hundred or none.They may fly through the skies and Race the very wind or swim beneath the cool Waters. Some are furred, others feathered or scaled.It Matters not as all are of value, all have their place in The scheme of things.We are neither the first, Nor the last the greatest or the least of the Multitude. It would behoove us to remember this to honor all Life and the earth, our shared mother, from which we Came.”
You’re beautiful, perfect and Oh-So pure; You’re our Mother, we Love you, and we’re Grateful to be here! We honor you, we respect you for all that you give; Without you…we’d have no place to live.
We’re sorry we hurt you, we were asleep at the time; But we’re awake now, and we see that you are Oh-So Divine. We were silly to think that you were something to own; But you’re alive, you’re our Planet, you’re the place we call home.
We’re your children, you’re our Mother, and it’s time to play fair; There’s plenty for everyone, when we just learn to share. There’s no need to kill or fight one-another; Every woman’s My sister, every man’s My brother.
We didn’t mean to disrespect you with toxins and pollutions; But we’re now working together; we have tons of solutions! We have learned our lessons, with the contrast we see; We raise the white flag, so World Peace there can be.
What a beautiful predicament we’ve got ourselves in; With the end so close, this is a good place to begin. As human beings, it’s time we own our own power; It’s not 11o’clock…THIS IS THE FIRST HOUR!
It’s funny don’t you think, that climate change is a solution; To end all wars, poverty and pollution. We’ve been given this last chance, to all come together; So that generations to come can live in Peace forever.
So get up my family, and lend out your hand; We’re from the same creator, the same DNA strand. There’s zero seperation, It’s world of inclusion; In the past we didn’t know this, which explains the confusion.
But there’s proof now you see, that we’re all inner-connected; Science even says so, I suggest you inspect it. The World is now a much safer place; Knowing that everyone’s family, no matter religion or race.
Thank you Mother Nature for providing us with all that we need; There’s food for everyone, no purpose for greed. Lets all make a vow, to do our own part; Reduce, Reuse; a few places to start.
But most important, take a look all around; Admire Her beauty, hear Nature’s sound. You’re perfect, You’re beautiful, it’s time we respect; No more we’ll overlook you, no longer we’ll neglect.
We love you Mother Nature, and all that you do; The way you grow the grass green and make the Oceans so blue. What a beautiful predicament we’ve got ourselves in; We can finally come together so World Peace may begin!
As you got up this morning, I watched you and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday - but I noticed you were busy trying to find the right outfit to put on and wear to work.
I waited again. When you ran around the house getting ready I knew there would be a minute for you to stop and say hello, but you were too busy. At one point you had to wait fifteen minutes, nothing to do except sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip.
I watched as you went to work and I waited patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me. I noticed that before lunch you looked around, , maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn’t bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn’t. That’s okay. There is still more time left, and I have hope that you will talk to me, yet you went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do. After a few of them were done you turned on the TV, I don’t know if you like TV or not, just about anything goes there & you spent a lot of time each day in front of it, not thinking about anything - just enjoying the show. I waited patiently again as you watched the TV and ate your meal but again you didn’t talk to me.
Bedtime. I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into and fell asleep in no time. That’s okay because you may not realize that I am always there for you. I’ve got patience more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well.
I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one-sided conversation.
Well you are getting up again and once again I will wait with nothing but love for you hoping that today you will give me some time. Have a nice day!
■When you call the elements you call RAM, Hard Drive, CPU, Motherboard and Operating system (extra points of you can guess which one is for fire, double geek if you know which one is for Spirit)
■You use Cat-5 cable to define the circle
■One or more of your coven is represented at ritual by a laptop and a web cam (extra geeky credit if you go wireless so as not to disrupt the circle)
■The music you use as background during ritual ever came from an iPod
■You’ve ever dragged your computer into the circle to get the coven’s help to get rid of that last, stubborn piece of spyware
■You keep your wireless router on your altar because you get the best signal to all of the house from there (If it’s the only place you can get the best signal – regardless of where the altar is – you get extra nerd points)
■Your Book of Shadows is on a SD card so you can look up spells on your Palm Pilot
■You don’t have a single paper copy of your BoS
■Your BoS is in 30 places in your house in electronic format: “Well there’s my Thumbdrive of shadows, my CD of Shadows, the copy on my palm, the copy on my laptop, my computer, the server, my wife’s laptop, the tape drive backup, the external hard drive…”
■Your BoS in is another state (online backup services): “…there’s the backup stored on www.bobsbackupservice.com which is in California…”
■Your BoS is in another country: “…”then there’s the copy on my website hosted by that company in Australia…”
■The only reason you bought that Heavy Metal CD is because the pentacle on the disk was really neat
■You use that disk on your altar.
■You’ve ever lost wi-fi signal after you cast the circle
■You understand at least half the jokes
And if you’re guilty of at least two of these…there ain’t no ‘might be’ about it.
The Divine feminine shows her self in the symbolic life change that we, as women, all experience. The Maiden, the time before we bleed life’s blood. It is our time for learning and growing. Our bodies are preparing for the blood time. We prepare to be the life bringers. Our wombs, the most blessed and sacred place, slumbers in preparation for the new cycle. We awaken to the Maiden time with a simple spot of blood. The blood is the nectar of the Goddess. It shows us how powerful our femininity is. Only women bleed this life giving blood. Only women protect and nurture the cradle of life in our bodies. We are quite literally the life givers. We cradle the new life in our wombs; we cradle the future in our arms. We are the people that the future, our children, turn to for all things. Man is not complete with out woman. We carry the mantle of the past, present and future on our gentle backs. Every day of the blood time, reminds us of our amazing power. See this time for what it is. It is not a curse it is the ultimate blessings. Our final cycle is when we become the crone. We are the wisdom givers. We are able to reflect and share our knowledge and wisdom with our children. And all the earths people are *our children*. We wake up one morning and the blood time has passed. With this passing, we shed the mantle of responsibility that we bore at this time. Now we can focus on the wonderful gift of love that we can share with the world’s children. Maiden, Mother, Crone, we are all things, thru many life times. We create the future and then cradle it in our arms. We are divine.
Tired of circling the block, praying for a parking space? It’s time to call on the Goddess Asphalta, the inspired creation of three talented women who believe that “creating” goddesses, not to mention relying on them, can be great fun.
Goddess Asphalta, full of grace, help me find a parking space.
Winding your way through bumper-to-bumper traffic on a congested street, you dread the prospect of having to circle the block searching for a parking space to become available. But finding that prime piece of real estate no longer has to be a hassle.
When you’re a block or so away from your destination just repeat this mantra and miraculously a parking spot will miraculously appear.
I am willing to change what doesn’t work for me in my life. I am willing to listen with an open heart, without judging. I am willing to plant seeds that take a long time, if ever, to grow. I am willing to feel and let go. I am willing to make mistakes and learn from them. I am willing to live in the present. I am willing to forgive and forget in my heart. I am willing to love as much as my endless spirit will allow. I am willing to be seen in all my radiance. I am willing to be fearless. I am willing to be powerful. I am willing to be peaceful. I am willing to stand tall and walk gracefully. I am willing to sing with my stunning, full voice. I am willing to allow. I am willing to let go. I am willing to change. I am willing to see and be seen. I am willing to hear and be heard. I am willing to feel and be felt. I am willing to heal and be healed. I am willing to love and be loved. I am willing to be fully human with the endless soul. I am willing…
Seven is a significant number in the ancient art and practice of numerology. It represents wisdom and knowledge, along with the mystery of time, secrets, and all things of psychic or occult nature. The number seven is also said to be more mystical and magickal than any other number.
~from the book: A Witch’s Halloween BY: Gerina Dunwich