Magical Correspondences for Lammas/ Lughnasadh

Magical Correspondences for Lammas/ Lughnasadh

Lammas or Lighnasadh is a time of transformation. It is the first of the 3 harvest celebrations and was seen by our ancestors as the beginning of Autumn. The Celtic name Lughnasadh means the ” funeral games of Lugh”. This funeral doesn’t honor Lugh but his foster mother Tailte. With the coming of autumn the sun god Lugh begins his descent into old age and as his strength wanes the sun rises farther and lower to the south and the night grow longer. As with many pagan festivals this one was adopted  and adapted by the Christian religion and became known as Lammas or “Loaf Mass.” This sabbat is a great time to honor the harvest from your garden and from your inner garden as well. The fruits of your labors can be seen in both!

Lughnasadh (loo-nas-ah)-Northern Hemisphere: August 1
Southern Hemisphere: February 1

Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter day

Colors are Yellows, Red, Bronze, Brown, Orange, Dark Green

Food: Corn and Grains, Blackberries, Apples Nuts, Cider, Ale Beer, Bread, all garden produce,

Scents & Herbs: Aloes, Frankincense, Hollyhock, Rose, Heather, Hops, Sunflower, Marigold, Blackthorn, Yarrow, Vervain, Sandalwood, Basil

Sacred Stones:  Carnelian, Citrine Amber, Tiger’s Eye, Obsidian

Deities: Lugh, Cerridwen, Isis, Ceres, all harvest deities

Sacred Symbols: Corn and Gourds, Corn Dollies, Harvest Tools, the Cornucopia and the Cauldron

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July’s Full Buck Moon (7-23-21)

July’s Full Buck Moon

Friday July 23, 2021

7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST

The Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Buck Moon because this is the time when bucks grow new antlers. Other names for this full moon are Thunder Moon, Summer Moon (colonial ), Hungry Ghost Moon (china), Ripe Corn Moon (cherokee), Crane Moon (choctaw), Moon of Claiming (celtic), Mead Moon (Medieval English), Rose Moon, Blessing Moon (pagan).

The Buck Moon is a good time for divination, dreamwork and prosperity magick. The laid back energy of this moon also works well for meditation, so kick back and enjoy the feeling of the things you have accomplished this far. Add a little something extra to your magickal workings by using July’s herbs hyssop, lemon balm, mugwort, catnip or leaves from ash or oak trees.

You can also celebrate this months moon by wearing the colors blue-gray, silver or green and adorning yourself with moonstone, pearls, opals or a simple white agate.

July’s full moon will be sitting in the sign of Aquarius so we may be experiencing irritation and fatigue. Each Zodiac sign will handle this differently . Check out this article from InStyle to see what this means for you. Read more....

Full Moon Blessings!

Cat

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The Celtic Tree Month of Holly July 8 – August 4

Holly by aki_fukaki/ freeimages.com

The Celtic Tree Month of Holly: July 8 – August 4

HOLLY LORE

Holly has long been associated with death and rebirth in both Pagan and Christian lore and plays an important part of the Winter Solstice. In one Arthurian tale Gawain (representing the Oak King battles with the Green Knight who is armed with a holly club that is the symbol of winter. Both the Holly and the Oak are important during the Summer Solstice. During this time the Sacred White Horse of Oak transforms into the Unicorn of Holly. In ancient Rome holly was thought to ward against lightning strikes and keep witches away. It was also a popular gift to give friends during the Saturnalia, which was celebrated during the Winter Solstice.

PLANT INFORMATION

Holly is an evergreen shrubby tree, easily recognized by it’s shiny dark green toothed leaves and blood red berries. This plant is considered POISONOUS and should not be ingested!! Holly was used for the crafting of wheel shafts for chariots and spear shafts as well. The wood of the holly is white and particularly fine grained and closely resembles ivory. The berries can be used to make dye

Holly Leaves by Alison Taylor/ freeimages.com

HOLLY IN MAGICK

Holly can be used for spells rest, sleep and to ease the passage of death. Holly should also be used when attracting a familiar. It is said that a man who carries a bag of holly leaves and berries will attract women. It is also said that the ancient Druids advised people to take holly boughs into their homes during the cold season as shelter for the fairies and other little people.

HOLLY PEOPLE

Those born during this month are strongly connected to the earth and can have amazing physical strength. Their matter of fact solidness and generous spirit is admired and respected by others. Holly people also tend to be very religious or spiritual in an advanced way, and they are usually the last to see it. They are honest, hardworking, truthful and pretty tolerant of most situations. They are the person you want on your side during a fight, if the cause is just one. They see both sides of an argument and will only take sides if they have to.

As a magickal name Holly is very festive and would be good for a sexy and attractive person. Someone who chooses this name knows they have a temper and can become “prickly” when crossed.

Holly by cop richard/ freeimages.com

HOLLY CORRESPONDENCES

Folk Names for Holly: Tinne (evergreen)
Element: Earth
Deities: Dana, Nuada, Gaia, Ceres, Persephone, Thor, Indra

Ogham symbol: Tinne
Associated Tree: Holly
Colors: Dark Gray
Animals: War Horse
Key Word: Balance

Written by CatSister/LBolotin 2010 from the following resources:
The New Book of Magickal names by Phoenix McFarland
Flower and Tree Magic by Richard Webster
treetotem.com

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 25, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 25, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Use This Time Wisely (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the seasons change so too does our inner landscape. As such, there is something new awakening within us which is creating a rebalancing of both our inner and our realities. As we move into this month’s Full Moon energies we are impelled to turn inward and reflect on what we are really trying to achieve. There is great momentum being generated now which is pressing us to use this time wisely.

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My Favorite Magickal Herbs of Summer

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Spiritual Unite: 5 SIGNS YOU ARE CLAIRSENTIENT


Clairsentience is the combination of two words. Here, the prefix Clair means clear and the suffix means the person’s ability to feel. On the whole, this word means clear feeling. It is the capacity to receive psychic information through sensing.

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ThoughtCo: Initiation Ritual for a New Seeker

The following ritual is for use in initiation by a group. Obviously, while it serves as a useful template for your particular coven, you may need to change things. For example, if your group honors a particular god or goddess, you may wish to include their names in the ceremony.

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MBG: 3 Spiritual Dream Symbols You’ll Want To Pay Attention To

Some dreams flow into our lives with a majestic force, while others feel more ordinary, like confusing replays of daily events. As a dream interpretation expert, I believe that all dreams have meaning and can help us grow when we pay attention to them. However, there are some spiritual dream themes I’ve seen that seem to be especially powerful.

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Be Happy When Life Makes You Sad

How to channel your inner happiness warrior

When faced with someone’s sadness, how often have you offered the hollow, “Cheer up!” mantra? If you’ve been on the receiving end of that suggestion, then you know how seldom it translates to feel-good emotions. So how do you alleviate sadness? Successfully conquering sorrow begins with understanding why it sticks around, and ends with specific steps you can take to give it the boot.

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: The History of Fairies

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Elephant Journal: How to Protect your Energy like your Life Depends on It.

We are all bundles of energy.
If we don’t monitor our energy usage and regularly refill, by the end of the day, we find ourselves in the “I am about to shut down” zone, similar to a battery warning symbol illuminating on a phone. With no battery charger to restore us to full charge, we slowly watch the hours fade away as we cling on for bedtime, in the hope we can recharge overnight—only to repeat it again the next day.

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Treehugger: These Soulful Dog Portraits Were Inspired by a Cat

Belgian photographer Vincent Lagrange dedicates his book on dogs to a one-eyed cat named Dwiezel.

Dwiezel hung out in the studio belonging to Lagrange’s dad, who was also a photographer

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EarthSky News: Is Zubeneschamali A Green Star?

Zubeneschamali, aka Beta Librae, is the brightest star in the constellation Libra the Scales. It’s just a touch brighter than the other bright star in Libra, called Zubenelgenubi. Modern observers – and we’re talking about professional astronomers now – often say that the star Zubeneschamali in the constellation Libra is white or bluish. But earlier observers often described Beta Librae as a green star

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Patheos-Pagan: Salt City Pagan: What If Druidry Survived?
TYSON CHASE

Imagine a world where Christianity had not become the primary religion throughout Europe. What types of images do you see?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey:

INTUIT AND DO IT

“If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.”
— John Kanary

To reap the greatest benefits from intuition, we need ACTION. Be in motion. Act as if your highest expectations have already happened. Be in front of more opportunities and people. Let go of any blocks or attachments. Create mental space and physical space. Plan your work and work your plan.

Miracles rarely happen by doing nothing. Most miracles happen through other people.

What actions can you take that will move you towards your goals?

“Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.”
— Annie Besant

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A Note from the Universe

Never create rules. Not ever.

Not for others. And especially not for yourself.

Unless, of course, this is your rule.

Born free

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Water-Rich Foods to Keep You Hydrated

Staying hydrated is critical to your health and well-being, but drinking water isn’t the only way to provide your body with what it needs. There are plenty of water-rich foods that can contribute to your hydration in some pretty tasty ways. Here’s a list of ten of those most hydrating foods, along with recipes, to help you incorporate hydration into your diet in a seamless way

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
June 25, 2021

Integrity
Polonius: This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

-Shakespeare (1564-1616), Hamlet


Integrity is meaning what you say, it’s doing what you say you will do. It’s being honest, but more than that, it is staying true to what you believe to be right, just, and fair. When we know who we are, integrity comes easily. We expect nothing less of ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today

astrology.com

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 2021 Summer Solstice Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Intuition Is Your Greatest Power (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we step towards the Solstice, an intensely powerful energy is moving within us pushing us towards expansion both internally and externally. The incoming energies are demanding urging us to see our life with perfect clarity and to find the light despite the challenges we still face. How we think, how we feel and how we react to life is transforming changing our perception and giving us a different view of what is now possible.

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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for Summer Solstice and Father’s Day

The summer solstice coinciding with Father’s Day is a powerful opportunity for exploring the balance of masculine and feminine within yourself.

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: The Magickal Herbs of Mid Summer

Fairy Offering: Sprinkle Sage or Vervain mixed with tobacco around =our garden as an offering to the elementals and fairies who help things grow.

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ThoughtCo: Sunflower Magic and Folklore

When summer is at its peak, its not uncommon to see rows of sunflowers blooming in all of their colorful glory. Ranging from just a foot or two high to well over eight feet in height, sunflowers come in a variety of yellows and oranges

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MBG: Why This Year’s Summer Solstice Is Extra Special + How To Spend It

Midsummer, Litha, Alban Hefin—whatever you know it as, the summer solstice is almost here. At 11:32 pm EDT this Sunday, June 20, the sun will reach its highest point in the sky, closing out the longest day of the year and signaling the official start of summer in the northern hemisphere

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Summer Solstice Meditation

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Pagan Library: Summer Solstice Group Ritual
The Great Heat Banishing Rite

The Gathering

The group will gather inside the circle awaiting the beginning of the ritual.

The Procession of the Priestess and Priest

The Priestess and Priest will enter to drumming

The Call of the Quarters

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Mountain Rose Herbs: Fruit and Herb-Infused Water Recipes

A huge part of healthy living is about adopting lots of small, daily habits that add up to lifelong wellness. For over 25 years of clinical herbal practice, I have sought out and recommended simple hacks for making good lifestyle choices easier

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Celebrating Litha

Litha, also commonly known as the summer solstice, is a fire festival celebrated in June. This is the longest day of the year and the point in the year that the sun begins to recede. Crops will be in full growth by now and heading towards maturity and harvesting.

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EarthSky News: Northernmost Sun On Solstice

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice signals the beginning of summer. For the Southern Hemisphere, winter starts at this solstice. This 2021 June solstice takes place on Monday, June 21, at 3:32 UTC; translate UTC to your time. In North America and U.S. time zones, that’s June 21 at 12:32 a.m. ADT, yet on June 20 at 11:32 p.m. EDT, 10:32 p.m. CDT, 9:32 p.m. MDT, 8:32 p.m. PDT, 7:32 p.m. AKDT (Alaskan Daylight Time) and 5:2 p.m. HAST (Hawaiian-Aleutian Standard Time). The solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth; only our clocks differ by time zone

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Patheos-Pagan: Celebrating Summer Solstice With Flowers and Fire

Summer is a beautiful time of year. The sun shines longer, the flowers are blooming, and gardens are beginning to flourish.

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Litha (Summer Solstice Song)

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Inner Journey:

CREATE HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW

“It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal.”
— Dalai Lama

Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.

Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform.

” … we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all ofus every day.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Today’s Recipe: Making Mead for Solstice

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Magical Correspondences for Midsummer

June 20, 2021

Colors: Blue, green, gold or yellow, orange, white and red

Plants and Herbs: Anise, Mugwort, Chamomile, Rose, Lily, Cinquefoil, Lavender, Fennel, Sun Flower, Mistletoe,

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Daily Wisdom
June 18, 2021

Collaboration
“When two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties.”

-Agatha Christie (1955)


I think this pretty much applies in any business! And pretty much at times in any relationship. What we’re looking for is balance. Very rarely is the division of labor split 50/50. Life just doesn’t work like that. Sometimes in one area it’s 80/20, or in another it’s 40/60. It is important that we contribute to the best of our ability at any given time. Overall, a successful collaboration is where all of the parties involved can look at a finished project and say that they would do it again.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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Midsummer Correspondences

Sunset over Ring of Brodgar by Sarah Crowther, freeimages.com

Midsummer Correspondences

June 20, 2021

Colors: Blue, green, gold or yellow, orange, white and red

Plants and Herbs: Anise, Mugwort, Chamomile, Rose, Lily, Cinquefoil, Lavender, Fennel, Sun Flower, Mistletoe, Hemp, Thyme, Larkspur, Nettle, Vervain, St. John’s Wort, Heartsease, Fern, Wormwood, Chickweed, Heather, Yarrow,

Trees: Oak, Holly

Sacred Stones: agate, alexandrite, fluorite, moonstone, pearl, emerald, jade, lapis lazuli, diamond, tiger’s eye, all green stones

Food: Honey, Mead, Summer Fruits & Vegetables, lemons, oranges, Honey Cakes, Strawberries

Things To do: Picnics, leaving food for the faeries, jumping bonfires, gathering herbs.

Spells: Fire spells, Empowerment, Healing, Love Magick, Protection, Purification, making and charging amulets.

Incense and Oils: Heliotrope, saffron, orange, frankincense & myrrh, wisteria, cinnamon, mint, rose, lemon, lavender, sandalwood, pine

Animals: Wren, Robin, Peacock, Frog, Butterfly, Horse, Cattle

Other Creatures: Fairies, Satyrs, the Firebird, dragon, the Thunderbird

Sacred Symbols: The Sun, Love Amulets, Shells, Summer fruits & flowers, Solar Wheel, Balefire, Stone Circles, Sundial, Swords, Blades, Feathers, Witches’ Ladder, Gods Eye

Goddesses~~Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Venus, Bast, Aphrodite, Yemaya, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Amaterasu, Hestia.

Gods~~Father Sun/Sky, Oak King, Holly King, Arthur, Gods at peak power and strength, sun, fire and fertility gods. Apollo, Baal, Baldur, Helios, Horus, Hephaestus, Jupiter/ Zeus , Lugh, Osiris, Ra, Sol.

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Thought For The Day: June 16, 2021″It’s OK To Be Sad”

Happy Wednesday,

Today’s quote reminds us that it’s ok to be sad. Because well …….. sad things do happen and that’s just a part of life. Working through things and moving forward is also a part of life. Sadness has an expiration date so don’t hold on to it for too long!

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Celtic Tree Month of Oak

Celtic Tree Month of Oak (Duir (DOO-r), June 10 -July 7.

“Under yonder oaken tree,
Whose branches oft me shaded;
Elves and fairies dance with glee,
When day’s last beam hath faded:
Then while the stars shine brightly…”
(tradional welsh air circa 1870’s)

OAK TREE LORE

Many cultures held the oak tree sacred. The Greeks and Romans viewed this tree as a symbol of power and endurance. They were the associated with the Greek deities Artemis, Hecate, Zeus and Cybele. In Rome, Jupiter and Juno were Lord and Lady of the oak and each year the celebration of their union was held in an oak grove.

The Norse god Thor was also Lord of the oak. In Scandinavia this tree was called the “thunder tree and people kept oak branches in their homes to protect against lightening strikes. Germanic tribes and Anglo-Saxon people also honored the oak as did many Native American tribes.

The ancient Celts also held the oak sacred. To the ancient Druids, the oak was the most sacred tree in the grove. It was a powerful symbol of the wheel of the year, and called the king of the forest. Groves of oak trees were considered sacred ground and to damage an oak tree carried a penalty of death.

Part of the reason that this tree was given such respect was due to the trees size, life span and it’s production of an important staple food……….acorns. The acorn is claimed to be mans first food. Acorns are tasty and plentiful and can be eaten as they are or ground into flour. When needed they can also be fed to hogs and other animals. The word “door” comes from the Celtic word for oak, “Duir” . Oak doors are still popular today because they are solid and long lasting. It is also part of the bardic alphabet, Ogham.

The Druids also found help for their divination and meditation rites in these groves.
From the wind in the oak leaves and the birds that lived in the trees they were said to gain great insight and be given messages from the gods. Oak groves were gathering places, where the Druids would teach students, draw strength and hold meetings, rites and gatherings. It is also the personification of the Celtic Tree of Life as it appeared to live in lower, middle and upper worlds simultaneously. The oak tree was associated with the thunder god Taranis due to it’s ability to attract lightning.

OAK IN HEALING

In ancient healing practices the oak also had it’s uses. Antiseptic was made from the acorns, while juice from the leave could be applied to a wound for the same purpose. A decoction from the inner bark eased a sore throat, while one from the outer bark would reduce fever. The bark itself also produces “tannin” which is important in the tanning of leather.

OAK TREE IN MAGICK

In ritual and magick oak can be used for protection, stability, strength and success. It has long been the custom to carry a piece of lightning struck oak for protection. This custom is still in use in the British Isles today.

Acorns are traditionally carried for fertility and should be gathered at night for this purpose. An acorn should be planted during the dark of the Moon to bring money, and if you catch a falling oak leaf you will be free of illness all winter. Purification can be performed by burning oak leaves and oak galls or serpents eggs are powerful talismans. Since we are coming up on Litha, it is good to point out that oak logs were traditionally burned on this Sabbat.

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OAK PEOPLE

People who are born during this Tree Month are generally self motivated and determined. They also carry responsibility well. They are born leaders and know how to handle a crisis. They also tend to be a bit on the serious side but are cheerful and optimistic none the less.

For a man looking for a strong magickal name Oak is a good choice. It symbolizes strength, fertility and majesty.

OAK CORRESPONDENCES

Folk Names for Oak: Jobe’s Nuts, Tanner’s Bark and Juglans
Element: Fire
Deities: All Thunder Gods (Zeus, Thor, Taranis), Lugh, the Dagda, Hecate, Herne, Rhea, Cybele, Artemis, Jupiter, Juno, Dagda, Hercules, Llyr

Ogham symbol: Duir
Associated Tree: Oak
Colors: Dark Brown and Black
Animals: Lion, Salamander, Horse (white)
Key word: Protection

Written by CatSister/LBolotin 2010 from the following resources:
The New Book of Magickal names by Phoenix McFarland
Flower and Tree Magic by Richard Webster
treetotem.com

Photo Credits: freeimages.com

Oak Leaves/Acorns by weatherbox

Oak Leaves by Sharlene Jackson

Fall in Oak Creek Canyon by Yvonne Stepanow

Creative Avenues: Cat’s Angel Message for June 11, 2021

Creative Avenues: Cat’s Angel Message for June 11, 2021

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.

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Change your perspective by looking at things through the creative lens. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Creative Avenues

611: Today we are being reminded to acknowledge and embrace the positive things going on in our lives. Your thoughts help to create your reality so take the necessary steps to make that reality something amazing. Look to your creative side for a change of perspective and make some upgrades to your surroundings. Declutter, paint the kitchen, or maybe revamp your personal space. Whatever you choose to do make sure that it’s a reflection of your inner sparkle and light. Allow your creative side to partner with your intuition. If your intuition leads you out of your comfort zone go with the flow and take that step towards expression and empowerment. Surround your workings today with gratitude and appreciation and extend them to those you love as it creates more love to keep the energy flowing!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to stop fighting the things that we have no control over, which blocks our problem solving and creative flow. Things flow easier when we are not struggling against the “what if’s and “maybes”.

The Greek Goddess Iris teaches us that miracles of beauty can happen in an instant. She says “Open your eyes, both physical and spiritual, then open your heart and allow the divine light to fill you. This will help you see the blessings and the beauty that is right before your eyes. Take nothing for granted.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences.

Iolite, also known as “Poor Man’s Amethyst” it is a stone of vision that assists our intuition and aids us in setting things in motion by staying true to yourself and your path while freeing you from the expectations of others. It helps us to live in the moment making it easier to snag the blessings given to us. It is also a soothing stone that calms the emotions during times of change

Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith and promoting self-love which is key to positive self-expression and empowerment. It helps to promote the softer, more loving view that we need to embrace gratitude.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For The Day: June 11, 2021″ Say No To The Drama Club”

Happy Friday,

Let’s end the week by eliminating some drama from our lives. When dealing with the drama of others we have choices. We can let ourselves get caught up in it (which drama people LOVE) or we can take away the keys and refuse to take that side trip. Your inner peace is worth it.

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