Starlit Path: Issue 2 Summer 2018: Walking with the Goddess, “How Hekate Became My Patron”

My new column Walking With the Goddess is series of regular articles building on devotional practice from the ground up.

My first column in this series is “How Hekate Became My Patron”.

The Starlit Path is a free magazine which can be downloaded here: Start Lit Path: Issue 2 Summer 2018

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Walnut: Spell For Prosperity

Aids: Wealth, Motivation, Action, Abundance, Creative Pursuits.

Chakra: Sacral. 

Element: Earth.

Number: 6.

Planet:  Jupiter.

Purpose: To create prosperous wealth.

Star Sign: Capricorn.

Tarot Card: The Emperor.

Spell work:  Break open the walnut shell and remove the kernel inside and replace with a coin.  Reseal the walnut with wax and carry it with you or hang on the inside, above your front door.

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

Apple: Spell For Love Divination

Aids: Luck, love, prosperity, opening doorways, gathering of knowledge, insight, divination.

Chakra: Heart.

Element: Water.

Number: 3.

Planet: Venus.

Purpose: Brings in love, luck and insight.

Star Sign: Cancer.

Tarot Card: The Empress.

Spell work:  Take an apple and peel it from the top (where the stem is) to the bottom.  As you are peeling the apple at the point when the peal breaks that is when you stop.  Take this piece of peel and throw into a bowl of purified water.  The letter that the peel takes form is the letter of the first name of your love.

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

Chamomile: Spell For Justice

Aids: Purification, protection, meditation, prevents psychic attack and brings in good luck.

Chakra: Throat Chakra.

Element: Water.

Number: 1.

Planet: The Sun.

Purpose: Brings in justice and luck.

Star Sign: Leo.

Tarot Card: The Sun. 

Spell work:  Create a chamomile wash by taking 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile and steep in 2 cups hot water for 15 mins.  Strain and store in dark glass.  Wash your hands or face to bring in the justice you require or alternatively sprinkle over any legal documents to have things fall in your favour.

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

Acorn: Spell For Growth

Aids: Security, abundance, longevity, good luck, protection.

Chakra: Solar Plexus.

Element: Fire.

Number: 4.

Planet: Sun.

Purpose: Brings in growth and good fortune.

Star Sign: Gemini.

Tarot Card:   The Emperor.

Spell work:  With a green pen, write on a decomposable slip of paper what you wish to grow and make abundant in your life.  Take the slip of paper, wrap an acorn within it and plant the acorn in a small pot.  As the seedling grows and develops so does your wish.

 

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

Mugwort: Spell For Astral Dreaming

Aids: Protection, healing, psychic development, prophetic dreams.

Chakra: Third Eye.

Element: Earth/Water.

Number: 9

Planet: Earth and Moon.

Purpose: Strengthens resilience to psychic attack whilst developing psychic abilities.

Star Sign: Pisces.

Tarot Card:   The Emperor.

Contraindication:   DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT.

Spell work: Take some dried mugwort herb and place in some almond oil (1:4 ratio).  Store in a dark glass jar and shake every few days for a few seconds. After a moon cycle strain and place a few drops of wheatgerm oil (or alternatively the contents of a Vitamin E capsule) to preserve.  Anoint third eye and repeat these words before you go to sleep to assist with shielded astral dreaming.

“Bring to me protection against nightmares,

Bring to me defence against psychic attack,

Bring to me lucid dreams and astral travel,

Bring to me purification and prophecy.

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

Allyships: A Call for Submissions for the Summer 2018 Issue of Isis-Seshat Journal

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Seeking Submissions for the 2018 Summer Issue of Isis-Seshat Journal on the Theme of “Allyships: Spiritual Alliances with the Animal, Plant, and Mineral Kingdoms”

Deadline: Friday, July 6

Anticipated Release Date: Monday, July 23

Many of us who engage with the Sacred in Polytheistic, Pagan, or Animist ways maintain a “this-world” focus, believing that we can enlist the aid of helping spirits from the world around us in our Work. But what does that mean, exactly? How do you know when your pet cat, for example, takes on a role greater than that of household companion and aids you in your ritual magic?

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What about the relationships you have with the plants that fuel your herb magic—how did you initially cultivate those relationships? What guideposts signaled to you that you were on the right path? How do you maintain those relationships with those…

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Eucalyptus: Spell For Health

(Image Pixabay: Australian eucalyptus leaves)

Aids: Healing and protection.

Chakra: Throat and Solar Plexus.

Element: Air and Water.

Number: 3

Planet: Moon, Mercury and Venus.

Purpose: Reduces physical and emotional pain.

Star Sign: Capricorn.

Tarot Card: High Priestess.

Spell work: Take a eucalyptus leaf and write your name on it then whilst burning it repeat the following to manifest the health you are seeking:

” Hear me Earth, Sun and Moon;

I ask for a healing boon, 

May malady be thrown far far away –

Never to see another day!”

 

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018