Thursday, February 24, 2011

Magick Lamp for Harmonious Home

This lamp was made to bring harmony into the home (happiness, love, money, peace):

Lamp Oil: Vanilla

Vanilla - Beauty, Breaking habits, Chastity, Clarity, Communication, Compassion, Courage, Dreams, Eloquence, Energy, Fertility enhancement, Fidelity, Friendship, Happiness, Intelligence, Joy, Longevity, Love, Luck, Lust, Peace, Pleasure, Power, Protection, Purification, Reconciliation, Rejuvenation, Romance, Self-improvement, Sex magick, Wisdom

Rose - Abundance, Beauty, Dreams, Fertility, Fortune, Friendships, Healing, Love, Luck, Peace, Prosperity, Protection

Sage - Aphrodisiac, Cleansing, Courage, Fertility, Grounding, Healing, House blessing, Immortality, Longevity, Prosperity, Protection, Purification, Smudging, Strength, Wisdom, Wishes

Basil - Abundance, Courage, Divination, Fertility, Fortune, Happiness, Harmony, Honesty, House blessing, Love, Luck, Mend quarrels, Money, Peace, Prosperity, Protection, Purification, Relationship healing, Sympathy, Temper soothing, Wealth

Chicory - Promotes positive outlook, Removing obstacles

Sunflower - Adoration, Centering, Energy, Fertility, Happiness, Health, Loyalty, Money, Power, Protection, Self-esteem, Sun magick, Wealth, Wisdom, Wishes

Pine Rosette Cone - Abundance, Fertility, Fortune, Healing, Health, Humility, Immortality, Life, Luck, Money, Power, Prosperity, Protection, Re-birth, Rejuvenation, Strength

Buckeye Nut - Attraction, Luck, Money, Wealth

Quartz - ‘Stone of Power”: Abundance, All-healing, Blessings, Clarity, Creativity, Dedication, Dreams, Good fortune, Growth, Harmony, Love, Protection, Success, Wishes

Bloodstone - “Stone of Courage”: Abundance, Balancing, Blessings, Centering, Creativity, Dedication, Divine union, Generosity, Grounding, Healing, Love, Purification, Relationships, Unselfishness, Wisdom

Malachite (draped over outside of lamp) - “Stone of Transformation”: Amplification, Balance, Chakra clearing, Change, Clarity, Comfort, Emotional maturity, Friendship, Healing, Intuition, Leadership, Love, Loyalty, Peace, Protection, Responsibility, Self-awareness, Sensitivity, Transformation, Understanding, Wisdom

Foreign Coins - to bring money & abundance from any source

Cowry Shells - Money, Prosperity

Capiz Shells - money

White Agate Elephant (standing next to lamp) - Family, Loyalty, Luck, Patience, Peaceful strength, Perception, Power, Purity, Purpose, Sexuality, Strength, Uniqueness, Warrior, Wisdom

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wonderful New Pagan Organization for Those Grieving a Lost Loved One

The following is from their main page:

Hecate's Children was founded to aid families in their time of need by helping ease the financial and emotional burden that takes its toll when the unexpected death of a child occurs.  We want to reach out and have a visible presence in Pagan communities throughout the Northeastern United States and eventually the entire country.
Hecate's Children is a non profit organization raising funds and awareness for this cause.  We also want to generate a library of resources and clergy that will help counsel those who are suffering and help them get back on their feet once more.  While mainstream faiths can turn to large religious congregations for help in a time of crisis, with so many different paths of Paganism, we have no large central organization to turn to in our greatest time of need.
With your help and support, we can ensure families can focus on healing rather than the stress of how am I going to pay for my dear child's final expenses.

Please visit their site and if you can offer a donation of time, money, or services, please fill out their Volunteer/Contact Us form. Our Pagan Community desperately needs this type of organization and we need to support it in any way we can.....even if its just to promote it everywhere we go online and in our local Pagan Communities. Don't hesitate or think about it - just do it! :) 

Sweet Gum Pod Money-Drawing Amulet

Before - Sweet Gum Pod:

After - Completed Amulets (Love & Romance, Money, Protection):

Sweet Gum Balls (from the Sweet Gum Tree)
Herbs (ground & powdered) - Money Drawing Blend: Basil, Chicory, Cinnamon, Cumin, Dill, Dock, Egg shell, Oats, Oregano, Pine, Star Anise, Sunflower, Wheat
Oil(s) - Come to Me, Money Drawing
White or Green Candle
Green Crayon (optional, if you don't have a green candle)

Gather your herbs. If they're not already ground up, then do so now. They must be powdered or almost so to fill the inside of the Sweet Gum ball.

Alternate filling the ball with herbs and drops of oil. You will only be able to do the top half, as what you've just filled will spill out if you turn it over! (That was a major "duh!" moment! LOL)
Once the top is filled, then light the candle and let it drip into the holes, sealing in the herbs & oil. If your candle is white, you may want to peel the paper off a green crayon and let the candle flame melt the crayon wax on to the ball. This makes for a very interesting combination of colors!

Repeat the whole procedure for the bottom half of the ball.

At this point, you add more herbs to the soft wax. Gently pushing it into the wax to set it.
Continue until you feel that the herb & wax ball is complete. You may want to continue until the spiky ends are completely covered, or not (as mine are - I personally like the spiky's).

Author/Designer: RubyRavn

Protective Hoodoo Wreath

I love crafts of all kinds, especially those with magical intent! 

Ready-made wreath (grapevine or straw)
Protective herbs: 
  Willow sprigs
Ready-made wreath
Hot glue gun or hemp string

Affix herbs to the wreath form with a hot glue gun or tie them on with simple hemp string. 
Place this above the headboard or your bed or on his or her front door.

Source: Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones by Stephanie Rose Bird (Reformatted)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Garden Planting Chart

The following chart gives some general crops to plant with zodiac sign and lunar quarter to plant them in. You'll need a calendar that provides this information to know exactly when these times fall.

1st Quarter:
Cancer - Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumber, Endive, Gourds, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach

Gemini - Endive

Libra - Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Endive, Gourds, Lettuce

Pisces - Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumber, Endive, Gourds, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach

Sagittarius - Chives

Scorpio - Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Chives, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumber, Endive, Gourds, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach

Taurus - Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Collard Greens, Lettuce

Virgo - Endive

2nd Quarter:
Cancer - Asparagus, Beans, Berries, Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Gourds, Herbs, Kale, Okra, Peas, Pumpkins, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon

Capricorn - Potatoes

Libra - Beans, Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Gourds, Okra, Peas, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Sunflowers

Pisces - Asparagus. Beans, Berries, Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Gourds, Herbs, Kale, Okra, Peas, Pumpkins, Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon

Sagittarius - Apples, Chives, Onion (seeds), Peppers

Scorpio - Asparagus, Beans, Berries, Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Chives, Gourds, Herbs, Kale, Mustard, Okra, Onion (seeds), Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon

Taurus - Cantaloupe, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Potatoes, Squash

3rd Quarter:
Aries - Rhubarb

Cancer - Beets, Carrots, Grapes, Okra, Parsnips, Potatoes, Rutabagas, Sweet Potatoes

Capricorn - Potatoes, Turnips

Libra - Beets, Carrots, Okra, Onion (sets), Parsnips, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes

Pisces - Beets, Carrots, Grapes, Okra, Parsnips, Rutabagas, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips

Sagittarius - Apples, Garlic

Scorpio - Beets, Carrots, Garlic, Grapes, Okra, Parsnips, Potatoes, Rutabagas, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips

Taurus - Peaches, Pears, Plums, Potatoes, Rutabagas, Turnips

4th Quarter:
Cancer - Grapes, Sweet Potatoes

Libra - Onion (sets), Sunflowers, Sweet Potatoes

Pisces - Grapes, Sweet Potatoes

Sagittarius - Garlic

Scorpio - Garlic, Grapes, Sweet Potatoes

It is preferable to plant above-ground plants during the water signs of Cancer, Pisces, & Scorpio, and the root plants during the earth signs of Capricorn, Taurus, & Virgo. 

The fire signs of Aries, Leo, & Sagittarius are best for the spicier plants, although oddly enough apples are best planted during a fire sign also. If you really like the spicy peppers, then also use a mild fertilizer during a fire sign. However, a strong fertilizer used during a fire sign will do more harm than good to the plants.

So, when spring arrives you're now ready to plant by the Moon! Good luck and happy gardening!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A General List of Hoodoo Necessities

This list isn't complete, no one could list everything needed, but it is a good general list of supplies that any Hoodoo rootworker may need. What's great is that so much of it you probably already have, or can obtain inexpensively at yard sales or thrift stores!

Altar Cloths (large 22" x 22" handkerchiefs work great! Plain white ones can  be dyed to any color you need!)
Various solid colors: pink, red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple, black, white, brown
Various patterns according to intent (for example):
  Money - abundance
  Chili Peppers - banishing
  Dice - gambling
  Mythical creatures

Purple Flannel
Red Flannel
White Flannel
Yellow Silk

Antique African Fired Clay 
Bone (Round, Skull)

Altar (large)
Image (Male, Female, Witch, Satan/Devil)
Petition: 4” Chime, 7-Day, 7-Knob
Triple Action

Dusts & Powders

Gems & Stones

Herbs for:
Baths, Teas, Washes, Waters


Brass (candlesticks)
Copper (pennies)
Iron (cast iron cauldron)
Lodestone (male & female)
Magnetic Sand
Mercury (an old thermometer, if you can find one)
Steel (shavings)

Black cat hair
Black chicken feet
Black dog hair
Black feathers (chicken, rooster, crow, raven)
Bone (pieces or powdered) 
Broken glass
Castile soap
Chicken feet (black, preferably)
Coffin Nail
Cornmeal (yellow)
Distilled Water
Feathers (black hen, preferably)
Graveyard dirt
Mud Dauber’s dust/nest
Murphy’s Oil Soap
Old Skeleton Keys
Vitamin E capsules
Vodka 100 proof
Wasp nest

Miscellaneous Household
Blender (specific only to Hoodoo)
Book/Storage Shelves
Bottles & Jars (small w/ cork stoppers (seal with paraffin))
Broom (small round)
Charcoal Blocks (Bamboo)
Coffee Grinder
Double Boiler
Drying Racks
Food Processor
Freestanding Mixer
Funnel Set
Grater (4-sided stainless steel)
Measuring cups (glass or stainless steel)
Measuring Spoons (stainless steel)
Mixing Bowls (stainless steel)
Mortar & Pestle
Pot w/ tight fitting lid (stainless steel & glass (decoctions))
Silica Drying Powder
Stirring Spoon (stainless steel)
Stirring Wand (glass)
Storage Bins (glass/ceramic w/spring tops or stainless steel)
Stove or Hotplate
Strainer (stainless steel)
Sun Tea Jars 
Thermometers (candy or meat (preferable))
String (hemp)
Whisk (stainless steel)
Wood boxes (conjure boxes)

Natural Mineral Powders, Dusts, Grits, Rocks, etc.
Epsom Salts
  Various Colors
Graveyard Dirt
Red Brick Dust
Rusty Coffin Nails
Rusty Square Nails
Rusty Used Railroad Spikes (find)
  White Salt - general purpose
  Kosher Salt - purifying
  Blessed Salt - blessing
  Black Salt/Sal Negro Salt/Witch’s Salt - banishing
Talcum Powder
  Various Colors

Essential Oils
Carrier Oils



Spell Writing Equipment
Parchment Paper
Quill Pen

Glass Bottles (various sizes w/ tightly fitting tops)
Sealable Bags (zip-type, various sizes)