June’s Full “Strawberry” Moon

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June Full “Strawberry” Moon

June 5, 2020 Full Moon at  12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST
The Strawberry Moon

The Old Farmers Almanac calls this moon The Full Strawberry Moon. The name comes from the Algonquin tribes of the Eastern US and honors the ripening of the wild strawberries or “heart berries”. They are considered one of the “fruits of love”. There is a Cherokee tale that goes like this;

Long ago, the Great Spirit made First Woman and First Man. They soon became husband and wife and everything was good. Then one day something bad happened and they began to argue, angry words were spoken and feelings were hurt. First Woman grabbed up some of her belongings and said that she was leaving and would find somewhere else to live. First Man was angry too and at first, did not follow. After a while, he regretted his harsh words and went after her to apologize. But she was so far ahead that he could not catch her.

He called upon the Great Spirit for help. “Answer me this” replied the Great Spirit “Is your soul one with hers?” “Yes!” First Man answered, “it has been since you first breathed life into us!” Seeing the man’s grief the Great Spirit took pity upon him and did his best to slow First Woman down. He created bushes full of tempting berries that grew at her feet as she walked. Gooseberries, Service Berries, Huckleberries, and Blackberries, but the woman kept walking and paid no attention. The Great Spirit was suddenly struck with an idea. He went into his garden and grabbed up some strawberry plants and threw them to the earth. The little plants landed at First Woman’s feet and began to bloom and then came the berries! The bright red berries drew her attention and she stopped to taste one and one led to another. As she ate the berries her anger was forgotten and suddenly she longed for her husband. Rummaging through her things she found a basket and filled it with berries.

First Man was hurrying along the path when suddenly he saw First Woman coming toward him and smiling. he never got to apologize, his wife popped a strawberry in his mouth and taking his hand…. led him home.


It is also a good time to do any workings that maintain or enhance what you already have (ie. jobs, relationships, home. garden). Do a little for yourself as well by wearing the warm colors of yellow, orange and gold to brighten your outlook or wear, meditate on or work with stones like topaz (recharges and aligns meridians) and agate (grounding on all levels, stabilizing the aura)


Full Moon Blessings to All!
Cat


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Lighting The Way: Cat’s Angel Message for May 29, 2020

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Lighting The Way: Cat’s Angel Message for May 29, 2020

May Theme: This month brings changes and growth into your life.  Be willing to embrace them and allow things to happen naturally as this will help us focus on bigger and better things!


Focusing on being the best you can be is like lighting a candle in the dark. It helps light the way to the place of self-empowerment. ~Cat


529: In the last few days the universe has been reminding us about faith and how it enhances our power as a creator and our overall sense of self.  As we prepare to close out the month of May the Angels are sending us the following message: ” The faith you have in yourself and in the Divine plays an important part in the changes that you are making. These changes will not only help you and your loved ones they will also shed light on your divine purpose. Teach by example that faith helps to create positive change and self-empowerment.”


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and regain our self-confidence and faith. This opens our spiritual eyes so that we may see what we have and how blessed we truly are as it teaches us how to make room for new things through the clearing out process. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

 

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

 

The Hindu Goddess White Tara embodies the beauty of Divine love and shows us the path to strengthening or restoring our faith. She says: “Come and sit beside me. I will help ease the worry in your heart and teach you how to replace it with gratitude and joy. This is where faith dwells and we must only open the doors and invite it forward.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Pink Banded Agate. This stone is a member of the Botswana Agate family. It teaches us how to look at our lives and see the big picture, as it helps us to use our creative problem-solving skills through focus and attention to detail. it is a good stone for women who want to embrace a more feminine attitude by drawing their nurturing side forward. Pink Banded Agate also helps us to feel good about ourselves and is said to help ease stress and anxiety.

Green Amethyst encourages spiritual growth and can strengthen our connection to the divine and to nature as it helps us to look inward and embrace the adventure of self discovery.

 

Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith. The energy of this stone is very soothing and can help calm frazzled nerves. It helps to promote the softer, move loving view that we need to embrace gratitude, it soothes and clears the emotions and fills us with loving compassion. It works with the heart chakra to gently wash away negative feelings that we harbor against ourselves and lifts the emotions to promote joy and peace. It opens our heart and shows us the love in relationships and situations, which helps us find a balancing point Use this gentle stone to shower yourself with loving care and to send healing to those little places that most need it.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Thought For The Day: May 29, 2020 “Better Things”

Happy Friday,

We are continuing with change today. In an earlier Thought, we touched on the idea that change is scary. When change feels scary we tend to view it in a negative light. Remember that new and different isn’t bad and that while a door may shut others will open. This brings better things into our lives. Don’t be afraid to grow into a better version of yourself.

 

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Thought For The Day: May 19, 2020 “The Hazards of Overthinking”

Happy Tuesday,

Sometimes it feels like life is passing you by. We have things we want to do or need to do but they don’t get done because we spent too much time thinking about the ifs, and, or buts of the situation. Overthinking can be a problem and can cause stress and anxiety. Set things aside and take a chance on life. Don’t struggle, going with the flow of life’s current helps you to see the bigger picture. Which in turn helps us to get more out of our life’s experiences.

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Encouraging Enthusiasm: Cat’s Angel Message for May 13, 2020

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Encouraging Enthusiasm: Cat’s Angel Message for May 13, 2020

May Theme: This month brings changes and growth into your life.  Be willing to embrace them and allow things to happen naturally as this will help us focus on bigger and better things!


Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


513:  Today the Sacred Feminine Spirit is asking each of us (regardless of gender) to embrace our sacred feminine energy. This energy helps us to embrace the compassion and love that we store inside and allows it to flow outward. This also helps us on an emotional level by encouraging us to nurture and tend to the new growth that we have uncovered during our “weed pulling” activities. With the huge changes taking place around us, it’s more important than ever to spread good vibes and plant new thought seeds where you can. Take the initiative and help create the things you want. Use your natural talents and creativity to transform your life for the better.


Today’s Spirit Helpers include both feminine archetypes and goddesses.

 

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others.

 

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self-love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle on yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which helps to free the energy needed to assist the creation process and help others along the way.”

 

The Hindu Goddess Lakshmi teaches us that good things happen when we embrace the world with a grateful and appreciative heart. She tells us ” You are worthy of so many wonderful things but first you must get out of your own way! Let me help you to clear the way so that these gifts can be given to you. Make room and feel the lightness it creates within your spirit.”.


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self-esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

Eulite (Hypersthene) which helps us to find solutions to problems (large and small) that get in our way and can hold us back. It will also make seeing the answers and solutions easier by stopping the need to overthink or overly critical thinking. Eulite is also useful for building solid relationships that are necessary for the manifestation process and our personal evolution.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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May’s Full “Flower” Moon on 5-7-2020

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May’s Full “Flower” Moon

May 7, 2020
Full Moon at 3:45 am PST/ 4:45 am MST/ 6:45 am EST

“Dancing midst the flowers beneath the full moon’s light,
the wee folk tend the gardens on this soft spring night.”

May is the time when flowers seem to be everywhere and is most likely why the Native Americans called this month’s full moon the “Flower Moon”.

This full moon keeps the spring theme of new beginnings and fertility rolling. Everywhere you look there is new growth. This is a great time to sow seeds in both your outdoor and inner gardens. Career, finance, and prosperity are good areas to concentrate on for new beginnings. This month which started with the fire sabbat of Beltane is still keeping things burning. Lust, passion, and renewed vigor put a bounce in our step as we move toward the new things this moon has to offer.

To celebrate this fiery month and full moon, wrap yourself in reds, oranges, and yellow or wear warm stones like amber, garnet, and ruby. Take special care to nourish your inner garden this month. If you set intentions or thought seeds for yourself last month, remember to take steps to help them grow and move forward.

On a very light note, I have been “asked” to remind everyone that brings out the garden fairies! This Full Flower Moon is a wonderful time to welcome the “Wee Folk” in your home and yard. This is a great activity, particularly for children. Leave gifts of pretty stones, crystals, shiny beads, and other glittery objects in your flower beds and planters. Hang small decorations in your trees and shrubs. The Fae appreciate gifts and love to be remembered!

“On the breeze their laughter floats and magic fills the air,
unveiling natures treasure, her gifts with you they share.”

 

© 2008 LBolotin/CatSister (updated Apirl 2020)

Cat


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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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The bluebird knows it is April, and soars toward the Sun and sings.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)

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Spirit Library: Dawning of a New Age (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are at the dawning of a new age. An age that is exposing the energetic soul blueprints we need to manifest our new reality. Our soul blueprints are an energetic framework which contains our pure potential. As such it powerfully influences every word we speak, every thought we have and every idea we hold

Read more…

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The Wild Hunt: Standing stones and lightning strikes
By Liz Williams on Apr 09, 2020

New research on the Callanish Stones provides evidence of an ancient lightning strike and the ancient Neolithic climate.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Gods and Goddesses of Healing

In many magical traditions, healing rituals are performed in tandem with a petition to the god or goddess of the pantheon who is representative of healing and wellness. If you or a loved one is ill or off-kilter, whether emotionally or physically or spiritually.

Read more…..

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MBG: Astro Alert: Balancing Stillness & Strength Is The Name Of The Game This Week

Should you ramp up your ambitious streak this week or surrender to the forced relaxation of the age of quarantine? Here’s the AstroTwins’ take.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Glove

A symbol of security.
1. If the gloves are brand-new, this symbolizes financial security.
2. If the gloves are long evening-type gloves, or gauntlets, this means security in love matters.
3. Losing gloves indicates temporary setbacks, and dirty or worn-out gloves imply difficulties, but all still imply security in the long run.

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Daily Good: Into the Chrysalis

“Chrysalises both inspire and baffle me. The thought that a caterpillar can crawl into a sac made of its own body and dissolve its form and come out as a butterfly is a cliched image of transformation, but holy crap. Stop for a moment and really think about that. Does the caterpillar know this is going to happen? If it does that shows some tremendous trust. If it doesn’t, then that shows some incredible courage. It just hangs out there, isolating itself from the rest of the world and changing in ways it can never understand.” Chris Corrigan shares more in this short passage. { read more }

Be The Change

Take a moment to consider whether you are resisting or inviting your own transformation in the chrysalis of this time. What response does the butterfly’s process evoke in you?

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Today’s DIY: Simple Cottage Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: Could your Dharma be the Medicine we all Need?

Many of us have become aware that our current reality in the time of this outbreak, isolation, and our climate crisis is the universe and earth shaking us up in order for us to move into divine alignment.

Read more….

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MNN: How to become a backyard naturalist right now
Take part in the City Nature Challenge.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many people who aren’t essential workers find themselves spending a lot more time at home. And as they settle into new daily routines, they’re heading outside to find comfort in nature.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Coma star cluster

Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. It is a beautiful cluster, well worth taking the time to pick out in the night sky. You can see Leo from the suburbs, but you’ll need a dark sky to find the cluster. In mid-evening now, as seen from mid-northern latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, the constellation of the Lion will be high in the southern sky. You’ll see the Lion at nightfall, too, though more in the south-southeastern portion of sky.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan:  Witch on Fire-side Chats: Moon Water with Flower Essence

In this Witch on Fire-side chat video, I demonstrated my process for awakening and charging the water bowl for use on the altar. Then I discussed preparation of a charged moon water which began with creating a flower essence.

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Pagan Playlist: Come Little Children (Sarah’s Theme) from “Hocus Pocus”

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Inner Journey:

FILL UP YOUR TANK

“How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life – and a commitment to action. Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’sgood in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?'”
— Nathaniel Branden

I have found there’s a very different quality to my action when it springs from a sense of abundance as opposed to a feeling of being impoverished.

When I sense I’m not good enough or that I don’t have enough, I feel driven to be better and to have more. Whatever I do takes effort – there’s an element of struggle involved. And this makes sense because there’s no fuel – I’m working on an empty tank.

When I’m feeling abundant, I act out of my own inspiration. I’m rich and full and so the energy flows naturally. This action at times feels almost effortless.

It’s important to remember that we don’t need money to be abundant. All we need is appreciation of all that we have.

” …what I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can’t do and how there’s not enough time in which to do it, isn’t that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that’s what I get. You see, I recognize that it’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it.”
— W. Mitchell

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A Note from the Universe

Ever wonder why some of those who achieve incredible success, amass fortunes, and enjoy sizzling relationships seem so unlikely?

It’s because intelligence, looks, even creativity, come in a distant second place to believing. Achievers achieve because they believed they would, and so the heavens and earth were moved.

I believe in you,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Apple-Walnut Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

“A totally indulgent monkey bread made surprisingly easy thanks to refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. Loaded up with layers of fresh apples and toasted walnuts, this pull-apart bread fills your home with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg while it bakes and looks stunning on your breakfast or brunch table.”

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and, Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
April 13, 2020

Parents
“How true Daddy’s words were when he said: ‘All children must look after their own upbringing.’ Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

-Anne Frank (1929-1945)
We could place blame, point fingers, wallow in pain from all the things that “should” have been “if only” blah blah blah… But there comes a time when we must stand on our own two feet and recognize that we create our own future. We create our own present. We have choices to make every day. Look within. Find that strength and move on

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The World

The World card signifies forward movement, and it reminds you that you can’t just sit back and wait for what you want to come to you. Today is the time to take action, because taking a step in any direction is better than sitting still. Work on making yourself content with who you are before you ask anyone else to take on that same monumental task.

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Thought For The Day: March 16, 2020 “What Are You Looking For?”

Happy Monday,

The way we see life is dictated by our perception of it. If we are grouchy, sad, angry, or negative our whole attitude reflects that. Last week we talked about “Hope”, “Tiny Miracles” and the “One Good Thing”. These three items can change your overall perspective and attitude about yourself and your life. Things may not be great but there is always something that we can find happiness in!

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Full Moon for March “The Storm Moon”

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Full Moon for March
The Storm Moon
March 9, 2020

 10:47 am PST/ 11:47 am MST/ 1:47 pm EST


If March comes in like a lion, it will go out
like a lamb.
If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out
like a lion.

-old weather saying


The March moon is called the Storm Moon (medieval England), probably due to the fact that March is known to have some major storms caused by earth changes brought about as spring approaches. The weather saying above is an old one and you have probably heard someone use at one time or another. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac ” Some skywatchers believe that there’s a heavenly connection. The constellation Leo, the lion, is rising in the east at the beginning of March, hence the “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of March, and so “will go out like a lamb.” Other names for this moon are Fish Moon (colonial America), Sleepy Moon (china), Windy Moon (Cherokee), Big Famine Moon (Choctaw), When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow Moon (Dakota), Moon of Winds (Celtic), Palolo Worm Moon (New Guinea), Full Sap Moon ( for tapping the maple trees), Full Crow Moon (the northern Indian tribes said that the cawing of the crows meant winter was ending), and the old settlers called it the Lenten Moon and considered it the last full moon of winter.

The Storm Moon of March is the herald of Ostara and Spring. Winters snow will soon give way to spring rain. The first of the seasons’ new growth is already showing, the days are longer and the Sun is climbing higher in the sky. So too are we experiencing new beginnings and new growth. The time has come to clean and prune away the old debris that keeps us from moving forward. This much needed inner spring cleaning provides us with a new outlook and helps us to bloom, even during difficult times. Magical workings, meditations, and healing should focus on personal growth and rebirth during this moon.

To enhance your magical endeavors try wearing the colors of spring, greens, yellows or lavender, and adorn yourself with aquamarine, bloodstone, quartz crystal or jade. Use the scents of honeysuckle and apple blossom to create springs essence of hope and vibrancy to your altar, home or workspace.

Full Moon Blessings! Cat


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The Celtic Tree Month of Ash (Nuin) Begins Feb. 18th

 

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The Celtic Tree Month of Ash (Nuin) runs from 2-18 / 3-17.

TREE INFORMATION

The mighty ash tree can grow up to 130 feet in height and is found in Europe and North America. It is a member of the Olive family. This tree will stop growing when it reaches approximately 60 years old, it is believed that by that time the tree has obtained its full growth potential. Ash trees are easily recognized by their black buds, small springtime flower clusters and the inch long winged seeds that stay on the tree until autumn when they fly off like helicopters. The leaves of this tree grow in multiple oval leaflets and provide some nice orange to purple fall color.
Ash is a hardwood tree and the wood is strong, flexible and shock resistant. It for these reasons that it is used for making boat oars, ax handles, sports equipment and wagon wheels. Ash was also a favorite of the ancient Celts who used it for spear shafts while the ancient Egyptians used ash wood for bows and arrows, and had great quantities of it imported.


ASH LORE

The Celts associated the ash tree with sea and the underwater kingdom of Tethys. It is also associated with the underworld and sacrificial deities, representing leading the soul into the afterlife. Celtic myth calls ash the tree of enchantment and it is said the Welsh Magus Gwydion made his wands from its wood. Druid wands were made of ash as are the pipestems of the sacred Lakota pipes. This tree also appears in Norse myth as the world tree Yggdrasil, World Tree or Cosmic Ash. This tree spans the universe. Roots deep into the earth and the heavens supported by its mighty branches. The ash tree was seen as spanning the world and the world within each person. The ancient Druid phrase ” Know yourself and you will know the world” pretty well sums it up. It also shows us how we are linked with the world around us.


IN MAGIC

In Magic, the ash tree (wood, leaves, seeds) can be used in the following spells (charms, etc.), creative endeavors, protection, attracting things, love, healing, fertility, and transitions.

Charms of ash wood were used for protection against storms and drowning. It was also used as a love charm. You were to place an ash leaf in your left shoe and then you would be sure sure to meet your future spouse. Double leaves were lucky as were leaves with equal sections on both sides of the center leaf vein. However, you would be unlucky in love if the ash tree on your land didn’t grow seeds every year.

Magical tools were also created from this tree. Ash spears were considered a powerful magical tool of Celtic Shamans, even more so than the wand. It was a symbol of the Shaman’s strength of will and personal power. Wiccans and Pagans traditionally use it for making Besom handles.

As a magical name, Ash is perfect for a true warrior and leader, one who is comfortable with themselves and their abilities. It is generally thought of as a man’s name but could also be used for a strong woman.


ASH PEOPLE

People born in the month of Ash tend to be ambitious but with an egotistical side. They also tend to overachievers and need to be the best in everything they do. They do not care for criticism earned or not which makes them highly sensitive. On the upside, they are reliable, intelligent with artistic talent, and make faithful lovers. Ash people also seem to have a dual personality which makes it hard for others to understand their true nature and motives behind their actions.


CORRESPONDENCES

Names: Venus of the Woods, Tree of water, Hoop ash
Deities: Eostre, Frigg, Frey, Dagda, Odin, Hel, Llyr, Poseidon
Sacred Stones: Quartz Crystal, Coral
Animals: Butterfly, Snipe, Crane, White Hound, Snake.
Element: All
Spells: Strength, Protection, Prosperity, Healing
Color: Green, pale blue


compiled by Cat from the following sources:

the crystal forest
The New Book of Magical Names, Phoenix McFarland
Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham
Flower and Tree Magic, Richard Webster
Tree Totem.com

Photo: Natures Harvest by John Page freeimages.com