Sunday, May 31, 2009

Member of Healing Guild and First Live Tarot and Pendulum Reading.

I am very excited today. I was accepted as a member of the Healing Guild at Sacred Mists. :)))) Morgaine is my mentor for my pendulum class and she suggested that I take a look at it and possibly become a member. I sent in a request yesterday and got my response this morning. :))))

One of my ambitions is to become a healer so I'm very happy about becoming a member of the Healing Guild and being able to help out at Sacred Mists. I am also looking forward to attending the rituals and meetings with my fellow members of the Mists and learning what I can from them. My first meeting is Tuesday night and I can't wait :)))) I am hoping to receive the Reiki Attunements and take the class as soon as I can so that I am able to help more people. I just need to save up the money to be able to pay the tuition for it.

I did my first live tarot and pendulum reading last night for my sister. :)) I was very very happy with the results. The pendulum was just as responsive in front of her as it has been for me and I felt that the answers it gave were pretty accurate based on what I know. A couple seemed to made sense to her on questions that I didn't know about. I also did two tarot spreads for her, a Past, Present, and Future Spread and a When will I find love spread. Both came out fantastic! I thought the cards were very very relevant to her situation and made it easy for me to help advise her. She seemed much calmer and happier when I was done with the reading which is exactly what I want to happen. I am so excited that I am finally being able to help people.

Today I plan on doing some yardwork and playing outside with the kids. I also want to do some studying on Chakras in my spare time and do some reading later on.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rainbow Moonstone Pendulum

I received the pendulum that I saw on Mother's Day. :))) Since I decided not to get it that day it was on my mind quite a bit. I finally messaged the owner of Mystical Elements in Mystic, Connecticut. She was absolutely wonderfull to me. She worked with me to get the pendulum shipped out to me. I received it in the mail the other day and the pendulum is amazing. I had an overwhelming feeling that it is right where it is suppose to be. :))) Below is a picture of the pendulum, it's not very clear but will give you a good idea of how it looks. When it catches the light certain ways you can see rainbows in the crystal. It is really beautiful. :))


Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Wiccan Rede - An Interpretation

I spent a few hours this morning going over the Wiccan Rede line by line for my studies. The Wiccan Rede is a set of guidelines that should be followed every day when living life as a witch. It helps outline the ethics that one should consider when following Wicca and practicing witchcraft or magic. The following is my line by line personal interpretation based on what I discovered in my research this morning.

The Wiccan Rede

"Bide ye Wiccan Laws you must" This makes reference to us following the wisdom and guidance offered in the Rede.

"In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust" This refers to how you must live out your life with the Gods and Goddesses, and yourself. When performing magick or rituals it is essential that you enter into it with full love and you have complete trust.

"Live and let live" Live your life how you will as long is it is not having a negative impact on others lives. Let others live their lives as well. Don't be quick to look harshly upon someone who chooses to live a different lifestyle than you.

"Fairly take and fairly give" When practicing the craft make sure that you are engaging in an equal exchange. Use your gifts and talents to help people in life and not take advantage of them.

"Cast the Circle Thrice about, to keep the evil spirits out" Make sure when you are practicing spells and rituals that you cast the circle of protection to keep out evil spirits.

"To bind the spell every time, Let the spell be spoke in rhyme" Most spells that you will perform are in the form of poetry or rhyme. Rhyme appeals to your Maiden aspect and can help awaken your subconscious. This will help increase your focus and the energy you are able to put into your spell.

"Soft of eye, light of touch"
When you interact with people make sure that you are looking at them with love and understanding. When you become cross with someone don't give them the "evil eye" Don't be quick to jump to a conclusion about someone who may have a difference of opinion than you. Try to see the world with patience and understanding. Remember that your interaction with people affects their world. Positive energy will have more benefit than energy put forth by speaking with a negative tongue.

"Speak little, listen much" As a general rule you should listen more than you speak. Listen to others to find their point of view and learn what you can.

"Deosil go by the waxing moon, singing out ye Witches’ Rune." Deosil means sunwise or clockwise. A Waxing Moon is the period when the Moon moves from New Moon to Full Moon. Rune is another word for spell. This is the time to perform spellwork that will bring things to you.

"Widdershins go by the waning moon, chanting out ye Baneful Rune." Widdershins means counterclockwise. And the waning moon is the period when the moon is going from Full Moon to New Moon. This is the time to cast spells for things that you wish to banish in your life.

"When the Lady's hand is new, Kiss the hand to her, times two" In older times it was a Wiccan tradition to send two kisses to the new moon.

“When the moon rides at her peak, then ye heart’s desire seek.” The best time to perform magick is during the full moon, when the magick and energy of the moon is strongest.

"Heed the North winds' mighty gale, Lock the door and trim the sail." Represents the winter season. The North wind brings the winter storms so lock the house up tight. This is celebrated by the Imbolc Sabbat.

"When the Wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast." Represents the Summer season. The East wind is known to bring change and unexpected visitors. This is celebrated by the Lughnasadh Sabbat.

"When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth." Represents the Spring season. The Southern winds are known to bring love and romance. This is celebrated by the Beltaine Sabbat.

"When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls will have no rest." Represents the Autumn season. The West Winds are known to bring the departed souls to the Summerlands. This is also celebrated by the Samhain Sabbat.

"Nine woods in the Cauldron go, Burn them fast and burn them slow" Nine different types of wood are places in the Beltain fire. Most Wiccans agree that the following are the nine woods used:

Birch – represents the Goddess.

Oak – represents the God.

Rowan – represents the Tree of Life

Willow – known as Hecate's tree, represents our journey to the Summerland

Hawthorn – represents the Fairy folk and purity

Hazel - represents wisdom and learning.

Apple - represents love and fertility.

Vine - represents joy and its juice is said to cause heightened awareness.

Fir - represents immortality and well suited to Beltaine

"Elder be the lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be." The Elder tree is the Goddess's tree. It should never be burned.

"When the wheel begins to turn, Let Beltane fire burn." Beltaine falls on May 1st. It is tradition to burn a Beltaine fire on this Sabbat featuring the nine woods detailed above. It is also known as the time where the Goddesses Rule.

"When the wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the Horned One rules" Yule falls on December 21st. It is known as the time where the Gods Rule.

"Heed Ye flower,Bush and Tree, By the Lady, blessed be." As witches we have a responsibility to be nature friendly and to help take care of our environment.

"Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone and truth you'll know." This line refers to water divination, however it applies to all forms of divination.

"When Ye have a true need, Hearken not to other's greed." You should only perform magick when there is a need. This makes you think about what your motivation should be when performing magick for yourself and others.

"With a fool no season spend, Lest Ye be counted as his friend." Know the people that you choose to spend time with. Choose your friends wisely in life. This also applies to the phrase that you are known by the company that you keep.

"Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart." Express that you are happy to see your fellow brothers and sisters and your friends. Don't be afraid to express your love and friendship.

"Mind the Threefold Law you should, Three times bad and Three times good."
This is the threefold law that whatever you put out in the world, either bad or good, will be returned to you multiplied by three. It goes along with the phrase "what goes around comes around" except we believe it "comes around" multiplied by three.

"When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow." The star is the pentacle. This tells us that when we are experiencing trouble we should open our third eye and listen to the Goddess and spirit guides for guidance, resolution and protection.

"rue in Love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee." A witches vows can never be taken lightly. If you make a vow to your lover be true to your love. If they have been untrue to you this annuls the vow that you took.

"Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An it harm none, do what thou wilt." You may not harm yourself or someone else. As long as no harm will be done a witch is allowed to do as they see fit. You must make sure you think out each spell and action taken to know the possible consequences of your actions.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

What Does It Mean to Be a Witch?

This was in my Lesson 5 homework at Sacred Mists and I just love it! It says it's by anonymous in the lesson


To be a witch is to love and be loved.

To be a witch is to know everything, and nothing at all.

To be a witch is to change the world around you and yourself.

To be a witch is to share and give, while receiving all the while.

To be a witch is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.

To be a witch is to honor the gods, and yourself.

To be a witch it to BE magick, not just perform it.

To be a witch is to be honorable, or nothing at all.

To be a witch is to accept others who are not.

To be a witch is to know what you feel is right and good.

To be a witch is to harm none.

To be a witch is to know the ways of the old.

To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.

To be a witch is to follow the moon.

To be a witch is to be one with the gods.

To be a witch is to study and to learn.

To be a witch is to be the teacher and the student.

To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.

To be a witch is to live with the Earth, not just in it.

To be a witch is to be truly free!


Update

My son and I both have some sort of stomach virus. It is making me really fatigued and causing me pain in my stomach. I am taking it easy today trying to get myself well. It's a nice opportunity for me to relax and catch up on some of my studies at Sacred Mists.

I did some pendulum work this morning and completed the Lesson on Nutrition with the Pendulum. I first made a list of all the different food groups and found which ones were best for my diet. I then narrowed it down to specific foods. I wasn't surprised at all at my results. I got resounding yes's for red meat and iron. This makes sense seeing as I am anemic. One thing that came up was salmon This is something I've not had much of in my diet so I will try to incorporate that into my diet a bit more. When I tested to see if I got enough nutrients from what I ate I received no as an answer and I pressed on.

I listed all the vitamin supplements that I could take and went through the one by one with the pendulum. I had some interesting results. One of the readings I got was that I should be taking a B12 supplement. When I went on to read about B12 it helps with a lot of the issues that I have been experiencing with my health. I still find it amazing how accurate the pendulum is for me. It also suggested that I take a multi-vitamin, Vitamin C, and vitamin B2 and B3 supplements. I got out my vitamins that I've been neglecting taking and took a multi-vitamin and I have B12 here which I took. I will see about getting the other supplements in the house. I am hoping it may help with some of the health issues I've been having lately. Time will tell

I am currently working on my Lesson 5 homework. I am excited about this Lesson. It is about Magick and Ethics and I am absolutely loving it so far. So I'm back to work on my homework for Lesson 5 :))


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pendulum Experience: Goddess Isis Confirmed

Daily Affirmation: There is no one in the whole world like me.

I decided to focus some more time with my Pendulum today. I spent time cleaning it, meditating with it, and instilling it with my positive energy.

I LOVE my pendulum :) I am really really surprised at how easy, clear, and consistant the answers I get from it are. I completed the excercise in Lesson 5. It was actually a nice reaffirment for me of the yes and no that I was asking it, and I learned to hold it properly now! lol I was just holding the top of the chain between my index finger and thumb. It worked the way you instructed as well.I first asked it to indicate how it would like to respond "Yes". My pendulum immediately started spinning in a clockwise circle. I then asked it to show me how it would like to show me it's ready for the next question. It immediately hung straight. I must admit I was shocked at how quick it went from a wild swing to a straight non moving position. I then asked for an indication of "No". It swung back and forth from left to right. I asked it to go back to rest which it did. I then asked for an indication of being unsure or maybe, it started swinging from front to back. I am loving this! ))) I truly am just in awe of this.

I then moved on to work on Lesson 6 :)

I've just spent some time doing a reading with my pendulum. I asked it some basic questions that I knew the answer to. The responses are indicated in parentheses. I then proceeded to ask some questions that I did not know the answer to, it was a sort of natural progression? I don't know I rested the pendulum between each answer. Is my husband at work? (Yes)Am I taking my daughter to dance class tonight. (Yes)Is it raining outside my house right now? (No)Will my husband be home before 7:00 tonight (Yes)Is my mother feeling better from her cold this afternoon (Yes)Is my grandfather still here watching over me and my family (Yes)Is he standing next to me right now? (No)Is there a spirit standing next to me right now? (Yes)Is it someone that I knew in this life? (Yes)Is the spirit standing next to me right now my grandmother Mary? (No)Is this spirit someone who walked physically in this life at the same time as me. (No)Is this spirit someone I met in this lifetime? (Yes)Is this spirit around me often? (Yes)Is this spirit a Goddess? (Yes)Is this spirit the Goddess Isis? (Yes)At this point I placed the pendulum down and meditated. I have just had a really amazing experience and am a bit baffled at the moment but filled with love. When I first asked the question about my grandfather I expected it to be yes. When I asked if he was standing next to me I was unsure if he would be but understand that he is not. I have had other "spirits" around me due to my life and the history of the house that I live in. This is why I asked if a spirit was standing next to me. I was still calm when I got yes as an answer. I got a bit nervous when it said it wasn't my grandmother either because the other two spirits I have not met in this lifetime. So I reread my question and tried to get more specific. It then occured to me to ask if it was a Goddess standing next to me. When I received my yes response I got excited. When I asked if it was Isis and I got a yes I was thrilled )))) She came to me in a dream awhile back and introduced herself and I thought she has been with me. I have been asking for confirmation to make sure that it is her. I have always felt it was her but didn't want to be calling her by the wrong name? *blushes* I am also one who likes to have confirmation on things a few times to make sure it's not something I am "thinking up" :) So what I received today was absolutely amazing for me. At this point I put the pendulum down, gave thanks to the Goddess Isis for her confirmation for me and meditated enjoying the love and emotion I was feeling.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

An Answered Prayer

An amazing thing happened today. My parents long going battle with their tenant appears to finally be over. *fingers crossed* It is a day for much celebration. It has been an ongoing struggle for my parents for almost 2 years now. I had asked for help here on the helping hands board about a month ago and that seemed to get the ball finally rolling in my parents favor. They were at risk of losing their own house among other things. They went to court last Friday to work on the issue. Without getting into a lot of details here, when they left the courthouse they found 3 pennies lined up on the ground. :) My grandfather has been known to leave pennies for us. :)

I haven't attempted many solitary rituals yet as I am still nervous. However I attempted one yesterday. I just asked that the Goddess help this tenant become a good man, filled with love and positive energy and to help him do the right thing and find the way to purchase the house from my parents which would solve the problems all around. I'm positive it wasn't there when I left. When I came home last night I found a penny on my altar. :))

The phone rang this afternoon and it was my mother. :) The man came through with the money and they signed the papers! :)) I am sooo happy for them. This gets them out of risk of losing anything or having any lawsuits against them. He now owns the house so the mortgage payments are setup through the appropriate people now and it appears the nightmare is finally over. It has been so long that my parents have been waiting for this news.

Something ironic about all of this is today is that my grandfather passed away 8 years ago today. I find it interesting that it finally is over on this particular day. Maybe now my grandfather and my parents can all have some peace.

I light a candle in loving memory of my grandfather. May you always have the love and light with you. You will never be forgotten.




First Pendulum

I just purchased my first pendulum a couple of days ago. There is a shop in Connecticut that I love that has some Wiccan items mixed in with other things. It is actually a Dinosaur shop lol :) But it is one of the few places that I have found supplies at. They have a room that is full of crystals and stones. They actually had a small display of pendulums on their case. There were about 25 pendulums to choose from. This was my first time even handling a pendulum. I spent a few minutes looking at them, some of them were really pretty. I picked up a few and held it like it showed in the picture on the display. A couple moved a little bit but it just didn't feel right. My attention was drawn to a rose quartz crystal pendulum that was towards the back. It was actually hanging at an awkward angle because the clasp on the top was snagged. I fixed the clasp so that it was free to move about. I held the top of the string in my hand and immediately felt connected to this pendulum. I asked it to show me "yes", and it started spinning clockwise in a circle. I was surprised as this was the first one that really started moving in a set pattern rather quickly. I then asked it to show me "no" figuring it would go counter clockwise. It started swaying back and forth in a swinging motion. I asked it a few more obvious questions and I was getting pretty consistant correct responses. I then asked it if it was the correct pendulum for me and it started spinning clockwise in a circle. The circles were quite big on this question. I had gotten a resounding yes! lol :)) I brought it home with me ;)
Love and Blessings,
Jasmeine Moonsong

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My first Beltane Celebration

Last night was the first Beltane ritual that I participated in. I had so much fun! What an empowering, uplifting ritual!

I barely made it to ritual as I was out all day with my children and we made it home for 8:00. I was planning on taking my ritual bath and having about an hour to prepare for ritual. However my dear son Cole had other plans for me. lol He hadn't napped all day and what usually takes me no time to get him to sleep turned into quite the event last night. I sat with him until 8:45 trying several times to get him to sleep but he just wanted to play. Something that is not like him at all. My little man loves his sleep. At that time I asked my husband if he would take over for me so that I could go to ritual as I really wanted to participate last night. He was happy to take over for me. It took him until 9:30 to get him to sleep, so unfortunately that was a bit distracting for me during the ritual but I still had an amazing time.

Maialee started out the night with an absolutely amazing meditation. She started out by bringing us through a beautifull forest with the moon above us. It was such a calming image she drew me into the meditation right away. Then she led us to an area by a river that had several bonfires and firedancers. I was so excited and bursting with energy as she was continuing the meditation. She walked us through our own personal firedance and it was absolutely amazing. The best way to describe it was empowering. By leading us through that firedance she made me feel as if I can accomplish anything that I want to. It was an amazing reminder of how powerfull a person can be in manifesting their own destiny. It also made me really want to try it! As I was sitting here in the visualization I had this urge to go outside and try it! lol :) My only hesitation would be the fear of burning myself as I am not the most coordinated person. :P But the way I felt at this point I think I probably could have! By the time she finished the ritual I was filled with this powerfull, confident energy that I absolutely loved. She then led us to the circle to meet the rest of my sisters and brothers from the Mists and Lady Raven.

Lady Raven led us through the ritual. She guided us through the visualization of the May pole and the earch being blessed and consecrated. She then invited us each to tie our own ribbon to the pole that held personal meaning for us. I chose a blue one as blue is the color that I am most drawn to, and water is the element identify with the most. From there she went on to lead us in celebration.

Beltane left me with a different feeling than the other rituals that I have attended. The other rituals I had significant spiritual encounters during the rituals. By spiritual encounters I mean that I felt I was passed messages through them. Samhain I met with my grandfather, and Ostara I reconciled my intimidation of the Gods by the message I received during it.

This ritual I felt was a very powerful experience in that it was very motivational and self empowering. I was also amazed at how erotic the ritual was! *blushes* I'm assuming it's ok to say that. lol :))) The images, meditations, and the entire ceremony just had a tone to it that was very sexual in nature. I wasn't expecting that! I suppose having read about Beltane I probably should have but I didn't? lol :) All in all I am very happy I made it last night and am still feeling the positive energy from the ritual. I am definately looking forward to the next one.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Blessed Beltane!

Everything is finally back to normal :) Well pretty much ;) My back is finally doing much much better. I can walk about again without much pain. Melody is doing great. The virus that she had is finally gone and the issue with her stomach is resolved as well. I am so happy that she is finally doing better. :)

My husband's mother took care of both of my children last night so that he and I could go out. He's been wanting to go to Mohegan Sun for quite some time now so we went there last night. We had a GREAT time :)))))))))))) We had dinner at Margaritaville. It was sooo yummy. We were able to play for about 4 hours. We managed to come home with the money we went there with and a little bit extra ;) Just was very nice to be able to relax and have a good time.

He has the day off today as well. We are taking the kids to Connecticut to this dinosaur place that has a lot of Wiccan items as well :) I am very very very excited to be going there. They have a whole section filled with crystals and I am looking forward to getting the ones that were reccommended for me in the Crystal Bag request. I am also looking forward to seeing what else they have. I am thinking about possibly getting a pendulum as well if one seems to feel right to me. Below is the recommendation I received for my Crystal Bag.

"For your crystal bag request I recomend the following crystals(you can choose one or all from the following lists, whichever ones call to you :)

To aid with empathy (controlling emotions):kyanite with moonstone and rose quartz, turquoise, lapidolite, smokey quartz

To help with meditation:apophyllite, aquamarine, kyanite, amethyst, quartz crystal

To improve helath:turquoise, amethyst, ruby, emerald, kyanite

To enhance psychic and intuition:moonstone, kyanite, amethyst, tigers eye

To aid with Spiritual Improvement:kyanite, amethyst, apophyllite

The combination (in a bracelet, necklace or ring) of rose quartz, kyanite, and moonstone are good for those with empathy, and those with troubled health. When we are prone to illness it may be an indicator that our systems are out of ballance and that our immune system is low on resources. Kyanite is special because it cleanses and clears the chakras and energy feilds of negativity and energy blockages, but because it does not store the negativity, it is never in need of cleansing once it is attuned to your energies. It is also a powerful energy balancer. I highly recomend reading more about it as it appears it may help you a great deal. We have an entry for kyanite on our board that you can find by using the forum search feature.

Crystal Blessings!~Lothlorien Nightlark & The Crystal Witches"

It's a bit rainy today but if the weather holds I am hoping to take a walk with the kids on the beach at the ocean. It's not far at all from where we are going. I am bringing a couple bags to collect some seashells and rocks with them. I am very relaxed and looking forward to today.

Then to top of the day Beltane ritual is tonight. I am very excited about that as well. :))

Have a Blessed Beltane!

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