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Spirit Animal – Mouse

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Mouse: Symbol of Trust in the Divine, Invisibility, Humility, Simplicity, Gentleness, Resourcefulness, Modesty, Adaptability, Innocence, Fertility, Super-Awareness, Voraciousness, Determination, Cleanliness.

Mice can be timid, appearing to be shy and nervous at the slightest twitch in their surroundings. This is symbolic of the antithesis of bravado, egotism and arrogance. When the mouse pays a visit, it’s often a message to take a look at behaviours.

The mouse is often a message for us to review our resources (of all kinds, energetic, financial, emotional, and physical) and be a little more conscious of how we spend or distribute these resources.

To pay close attention to details so as not to let anything important escape your attention as you may be missing something that is obvious and right in front of you.
You may be missing opportunities by having a narrow focus and only paying attention to one or two activities. This may be an important time for close scrutiny of all that is going on in your life and to sort it out, perhaps even letting go of those things that no longer fit in your life.

You should call upon a mouse if you are feeling disorganised, overwhelmed about things and need some kind of order, also if you are involved in a transaction where, it is very important to pay close attention to the “fine” print.

If you are feeling unproductive and want to get motivated to pursue goals and tasks. If you feel like your energies and attention are scattered and you need help to get or stay focused.

If the mouse is one of your power animals you are very detail oriented, so much in fact you sometimes lose track of the big picture. You are very organized and easily can put things in their proper place in order to keep track of them.

You are clean, fastidious in many areas of your life but neglectful in others parts.

“A mouse does not rely on just one hole.” ~ Plautus

Special Note about the Mouse: Our ancient ancestors observed their affinity for ground-burrowing, and likened this to mice being ‘one with the Mother’ (Mother Earth, that is). This ground-loving behaviour was also seen as a connection to the Underworlds (or Otherworld’s, depending upon your source of reference). This kind of connection makes the mouse a kind of mediator between physical life and recycling life (spirit energies in transition).

Information taken from the witch’s cauldron / moon raven FB.

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Moth Spirit Animal

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With the moth spirit animal that is helplessly drawn to the light of the flame, so are you when you are drawn to anything that is good and pleasurable.

The moth symbolism fuels your pursuits, whether physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual.

The moth meaning resonates with truth. It represents the truth that you cannot see because you are in the dark, but when everything else is illuminated, it all becomes clear as day.

The moth totem also represents your passions and the things that give you delight. It’s that childlike wonder that never seems to go away, no matter how difficult you’ve had it in life.

Every little thing continues to enchant, fascinate and amaze you. Just like the moth that comes near the flame, you also experience so many things when you get close to something you love.

It exhilarates, inspires and even terrifies you. There’s a certain light that is shed on the world and on your life and gives you your own unique perspective.

The moth symbolism can pertain to the secrets that you hold deep inside of you and the knowledge and wisdom that you have gained throughout the years.

It can represent your attraction to both good and bad and the fragility that you experience with each choice.

The meaning of the moth also represents your faith and determination. It has also been known to be associated with clairvoyance and psychic abilities.

The meaning of the moth urges you to find the light to take you out of the dark. Let this be your guiding light to become a better and stronger person.

Go find the light and teach yourself to be someone’s light as well. Be vigilant when it comes to your pursuits and keep your sense of judgment and intuition with you.

3 Facts about Moth Symbolism

While you may consider the moth to be a pretty insignificant insect, which does not mean that the spirit animal or symbolism that is attached to it will also be insignificant in its approach.

There is significantly more to moth symbolism than you may expect, but to show that, we need to address a number of points and facts that will then offer up a better explanation as to what is going on with the moth spirit animal.

  1. It represents you having a passion.

The first thing to mention is that moth symbolism is connected to you having a passion and not being afraid to explore it at any point.

You need to understand what is capable of giving you happiness and delight and to not then ignore it, but rather put it to good use wherever possible.

If you feel that you do not have a passion, then the moth spirit animal is imploring you to seek it out as we all have something out there, but sadly we do not always manage to find it unless we look very hard.

  1. It represents being fascinated by even the smallest of details.

A moth is always drawn to the flame or the light and moth symbolism is also going to be directly linked to that very idea as well.

You will find that you are fascinated by everything, which includes the smallest of details, but this is something that can serve you well in the future.

There is every possibility that you can learn so much from paying so much attention to what is going on, but you do need to be aware that you can be drawn into things that are perhaps not that good for you as well, so there is a certain need to be careful with what you are doing.

  1. It can indicate looking at your own weak points and insecurities.

There is also a strong sense of moth symbolism representing you having the need to look at your own individual weak points as well as those areas where you are feeling rather insecure about things.

Having these weaknesses does not have to be a negative thing, but being able to identify them and understand them does mean that you are not going to have to feel so disabled by them.

It  also allows you to better understand the areas where you need to grow as an individual and that is clearly going to be beneficial to you.

The moth is stronger than you think, but it does focus on a number of factors that are attributed to the way in which the moth acts at various times.

You need to be willing to explore things, but also understand that you are not strong with every single point either.

There will always be points that you need to work on as much as possible as that will help you to then grow and develop as a person.

The original post taken from the moon sisters tribe.

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Squirrel Spirit Guide

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When the squirrel spirit animal appears to you, this is a sign to take life a little less seriously.

The squirrel symbolism encourages you to inject more fun and laughter, and just enjoy the wonders of your world!

Having the squirrel spirit animal reminds you to be adaptable, and to be ready for any changes that you need to make at the last minute.

The squirrel meaning is about surrendering and letting things happen.

The squirrel spirit animal highlights the importance of communication and showing respect to the people around you through your words, actions, and behaviours.

It encourages you to respect your differences and find a way to work harmoniously together.

Squirrel symbolism also focuses on the changes that are taking place in your life.

These changes are what will force you out of your comfort zone so that you will grow, and these changes can help lighten your load by getting rid of what no longer serves your purpose.

The meaning of the squirrel reminds you to tackle any issues or problems head on instead of ignoring them or pushing them aside.

Be honest about your thoughts and emotions, and don’t bottle them up inside you.

Saving up is another important squirrel symbolism. Be mindful of how much you consume when it comes to your resources and how much you spend when it comes to your finances.

You need to teach yourself to save for the rainy days and to adjust accordingly when money is tight. Work to have a comfortable life so that you don’t have to spend your whole life just trying to make a living.

When the squirrel totem scurries its way to you, it’s a message for you to have fun. Your life is filled with work and commitments, but you deserve some rest and relaxation, too.

The meaning of the squirrel reminds you that life doesn’t have to be so serious all the time. There’s a time for work and hustle, and there’s a time for fun and play.

Rid your life of stressful and toxic clutter, and that applies to both physical and emotional clutter.

Lighten the load as you go on with life because this is important if you want to create a healthy balance of peace and happiness.

( original post by moon sisters tribe )

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Symbolism of The Horse Spirit Animal.

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Very few animals convey such majesty, power, pride, and nobility of spirit as the horse spirit animal.

With the horse spirit animal, you can see the true essence of freedom in your life, and you can live vicariously through it with each mile it runs and each obstacle it overcomes.

If you have this powerful animal working for you, you will truly experience the energy of a genuinely free spirit.

When you have the horse totem, this most commonly represents power and stamina.

The horse is known for being one of the most hardworking animals on earth, with the ability to carry on even on the roughest roads and the toughest climbs.

The horse meaning signifies overcoming obstacles, and how you should carry yourself in the face of adversity.

The horse spirit animal works hard to remind you to take care of your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

The horse symbolism also speaks about freedom. It possesses an unbridled desire for freedom because of its naturally wild and powerful spirit, and it always wants to break free.

Another horse meaning is journey. The horse is usually seen carrying a rider on its back, embarking on all kinds of journeys.

This signifies the time to set your soul free. It’s time to go on your journey and jump over the hurdles of your life with strength and courage.

The meaning of the horse seeks to remind you that you have the power and the motivation to carry through anything. You are full of vitality, and you have the freedom to do whatever you want!

When the horse spirit animal comes galloping into your life, it carries a very important message.

You need to take stock of your life and see where you have been spending your energies on, and whether you have been giving your personal freedom or power away.

It signals a time to evaluate which aspects of your life allow people to treat you harshly or domineeringly.

You should think about whether you are putting the needs and demands of others before yours.

The horse symbolism in your life is simply telling you that no one can take away your power from you. You will only become powerless and weak if you allow it.

Harness the meaning of the horse in your life to get you out of your stupor you only need to have faith!

Facts About Horse Symbolism.

The horse is going to bring forth a number of different ideas and theories surrounding the symbolism that is associated with this animal.

However, you do need to pay close attention to the animal and the way in which it is viewed in real life as this is something that is seen as being quite majestic and almost regal in its approach.

The same symbolism is then going to be applied to the spirit animal and what it represents.

It represents power and stamina.

Horse symbolism is closely associated with the idea of both power and stamina, and this is directly linked to the way in which the horse can seemingly run for miles before it gets tired.

It has the determination to get to the end point and will push itself to extremes, and this is certainly something that you need to be doing in order to really get anywhere in life.

It is symbolic of getting over obstacles.

A horse is capable of getting over fences in its way, and you can also benefit from linking in with the symbolism associated with this animal.

It is directly linked to the idea of having the faith and confidence that you can get over any obstacle that is placed in your path as you know the rewards when you get to the other side.

You believe that you are going to be able to get over it without any problems and you have the strength and desire to go ahead and achieve this.

It is symbolic of going on a journey.

As the horse was originally used for being able to travel around, it should be no surprise to then discover that it is directly linked to the concept of going on a journey.

However, this is going to be something that you are going to be in control of every step of the way. You are going to effectively have itchy feet and a willingness to see what else is out there.

You should not be afraid of encountering new things as exciting times are ahead, but only if you allow that to be the case.

It seeks to keep your emotions and spiritual self healthy.

Horse symbolism is also closely linked to the idea of keeping your emotions and spirituality in check.

You need to constantly remind yourself of the need to not break your own emotional bonds as that in itself is going to cause some serious damage.

Maintaining this healthy balance will prove to be an advantage for you in life.

Horse symbolism is all about strength and the ability to carry on even when others may have fallen by the wayside or you would have previously felt as if you were struggling with energy levels.

This is showing you that there is a very real need to go ahead and keep carrying on as the rewards of getting over those obstacles are going to be far more important than you could have ever imagined.

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Original post from the Moon sisters tribe.

 

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Gemini Season is here,these 3 Zodiac Signs don’t need to worry!

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The Season of Taurus was to chill, now it will be the time for another season, the Gemini season.

On the 21st of May, the sun will move into the territory of Gemini, putting the air sign which is centred on communication.

If we were feeling quite stir-crazy and sleepy after the Taurus season, then the energy of Gemini will be the astrological espresso shot we were waiting for. Although Taurus loves the sensory pleasures it has, Gemini will be about intellectual and mental stimulation.

The Gemini season will be an excellent time for socializing, buying digital devices, and learning new and different skills. Gemini loves seeing things from various perspectives, which means that we have to practice opening our minds.

Although this season will be highly energized, not every Zodiac sign will feel that energy. For some of them, the season of Gemini will be an excellent time to relax, without taking care of the world, which is going to serve as an excellent break from everyday stresses.

These are the three signs the season of Gemini is going to affect the least:

Aries

Although Gemini tends to bring out the gossip in people, Aries has the power to stay away from such things. When the people born under this sign take a small break from the gossip and constant social media chatter, they are going to be permitted to also meditate on their own needs.

They have to do a small cleanse from social media and limit their screen time. They are going to see that disconnecting will be the easiest possible option during the Gemini season such significant realizations about their lives may emerge when they stop focusing energy on other people.

Cancer

The people born under the sign of Cancer don’t have to actually take on the social energy of Gemini during the Gemini season. The sun is going to shine in their quarters very soon, and they will have to reserve their energies for later.

They are unwinding and chilling during May, in order to rest their bones from their big birthday party.

They have to indulge themselves with fun nights, knowing that parties are going to be still there for them, waiting for them when they finally make the decision to get out of their shells and grace this world with their presence.

Libra

For the people born under Libra, life was non-stop, and during the Gemini season, they might feel quite anxious however, they should not worry.

They should enjoy the season’s airy nature and slow themselves down. They are lost in their daydreams, taking breaks from everyday responsibilities, after the difficult world they have done recently.

They have to stay more focused because they know they have something big on their horizon; however, they should be gentle with themselves too. They will be able to make their magic occur without the need for living the whirlwind lifestyle.

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Herbal tinctures to relieve anxiety, help with pain & improve sleep.

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Perhaps you have heard the word tincture but are not exactly sure what it is.  A tincture is a very concentrated liquid of an herb that preserves the therapeutic properties of the herb to make it more effective. Tinctures are taken by mouth by the dropper full which usually equals 30 drops.

Tinctures are not difficult to make and are a highly valuable addition to your natural home medicine kit.

History of Herbal Tinctures.

There was a point in history where much, if not all medicine was grown in the garden. Tinctures were common and used for a wide variety of ailments and have their ancient roots in cultures all over the world. However, after the process of alcohol distillation was discovered in Europe, they became widely popular. During the Victorian period, tinctures were readily available at the corner pharmacy and were the preferred method of delivering herbal medicine.

The use of tinctures in alternative health care practices is quite common today all over the world. Also, as more and more people discover the ease with which tinctures can be prepared at home, these are becoming a popular home DIY home remedy.

Basics of Tincture Making.

No matter what type of tincture you are making, the process is relatively the same. Here is a list of the supplies you will need:

  • Clean glass jar, pint size
  • Consumable alcohol such as vodka must be 80 proof – can also use apple cider vinegar
  • Clean spoon
  • Cheesecloth
  • Small glass with a dropper
  • Herbs

Method.

  1. Fill the clean glass jar about ½ full with dried herbs (be sure not to pack the herbs down)
  2. Pour boiling water over the herbs just to get them wet (this will draw out beneficial properties of the herbs).
  3. Fill the remaining part of the jar with alcohol or apple cider vinegar and stir with a clean spoon.
  4. Place the lid on the jar and store the jar in a cool and dry place.
  5. Shake the jar daily for at least three weeks but up to six months.
  6. Strain the liquid through a  clean cheesecloth.
  7. Label your jar, so you know what is in it.
  8. Store the tincture in a clean glass jar in a cool location. If you use apple cider vinegar, store the tincture in the fridge and use within six months.

To take a tincture, it is best to put the drops directly under your tongue and avoid any liquid for fifteen minutes. This will get the herb directly into your bloodstream. You can also dilute a tincture with a little lemon or honey (this also helps to disguise the taste). You can also place a dropperful of a tincture in a cup of boiling water. This will give you an instant cup of herbal tea. Be sure to heat the water first before you add the tincture.

There are also some tinctures that are only recommended for external use. It is important that you pay attention to the best and safest method of application for tinctures.

Types of Tinctures & Their Medicinal Benefits.

Here are a few tinctures that you can make at home and the conditions that they will help.

For Anxiety.

We live in a rush-rush culture where everyone seems to be in a hurry to get somewhere or get something done. This type of environment often creates a state of chronic stress or anxiety. Anxiety can take a toll on both physical and mental health. Here are three effective tinctures that you can make at home to help relieve anxiety and promote calmness.

Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): If you experience anxiety with restlessness, muscle tension or even jaw clenching, skullcap may be an option for you.

This perennial mint is helpful for people who feel like they can’t relax unless they are walking or moving around, toss and turn in bed and feel like they are ”climbing the walls.” Skullcap is especially effective as a tea or a tincture to reduce muscular tension and restlessness Take 20-40 drops of the tincture a few times a day – especially before retiring.

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata): This herbaceous and woody vine produces a beautiful and intricate flower.  Although used historically as a sleep aid, passionflower is also an effective stress buster. For people who are exhausted all the time and in a constant state of stress, this tincture can help restore balance and energy.

The usual dosage is 20-40 drops for a 145-pound person. Add ten drops at a time if you don’t find some relief after twenty minutes.

Kava kava (Piper methysticum): This ancient herb from the Pacific Islands is well-known for its anti-anxiety properties. It does have a much more hypnotic effect than either passionflower or skullcap. The taste is very interesting and creates a numb like sensation in the mouth.

It should be noted that if you have liver issues you should not use kava kava. That being said, it is a highly effective anti-anxiety when used a few times a week.

To Relieve Pain.

Although there are hundreds of plants that contain inflammation reducing and pain fighting properties, a few really stand out. Many tinctures are just as good or better at easing pain as over-the-counter or even prescription drugs.

Here are two herbs that are particularly effective at fighting pain and reducing inflammation when taken in tincture form.

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens): This tiny evergreen shrub is also known as teaberry, checkerberry, deerberry and boxberry and is in the heath family and closely related to cranberries, blueberries and huckleberries.  The berries of this plant are edible and the leaves and used in teas, extracts, and cordials. Pure oil of wintergreen is methyl salicylate which has the same anti-inflammatory and anti-fever properties as acetyl salicylate (or aspirin).  Native Americans used this herb for things such as rheumatoid and joint pain, headaches as well as general aches and pain.  Its antiseptic properties are also useful to battle toothaches, muscle pain, sore throats and sore mouths.

Take 6-12 drops of wintergreen tincture in water or juice, under the tongue. Take three times daily as needed and store in a cool, dark place.

Note: People who are sensitive to aspirin should not use wintergreen nor should people who are on blood thinning medication or those who suffer from acid reflux.

Arnica (Arnica Montana) – External Use Only

Arnica is a perennial plant that is found mostly in the mountainous regions of Canada, the northern United States, and Europe. Blooming in July and August, this flower produces a pretty bright yellow flower that resembles a daisy. For hundreds of years, the bloom of this plant has been used in a variety of alternative medicine applications. In Germany, it is very popular and used in over 100 drug preparations.

Some sports creams and rubs contain this flower and it is a popular natural pain killer amongst athletes and yogis. Although it is unclear how this herb is so effective, it clearly works to reduce the pain and inflammation of swelling of minor bruises, strains, and sprains.

Arnica tincture should be used externally only, and you must be very cautious not to get it in your nose, mouth or eyes. If you do, rinse out immediately with cold water.

Dilute arnica well before using on affected area.  Use several times a day to reduce pain and swelling.

To Help Beat Insomnia.

Do you suffer from insomnia? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people suffer from both acute and chronic sleep problems.  If you have problems falling asleep or wake up frequently during the night, you might want to try either of these herbal tinctures.

Sleep Mixture: This tincture is a combination of various herbs that work together to provide a sound night’s sleep.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons dried yarrow flowers
  • Two tablespoons dried catnip
  • Two tablespoons chamomile flowers
  • One tablespoon dried mint leaves
  • One tablespoon dried hops flowers
  • One tablespoon stevia leaf
  • Boiling water
  • 2 cups 80 proof vodka
  • Glass quart jar with lid

Instructions.

  1. Combine all of the herbs in the glass jar.
  2. Pour the boiling water to cover them and mix well.
  3. Fill the rest of the way with vodka.
  4. Cap with an airtight lid and leave in a cool place for at least 2 and up to 8 weeks. Shake daily.
  5. Strain and put into small tincture bottles.

A usual dose is 2-3 dropper full’s for adults and 1 dropper full for kids over two. Add to some juice or water and take an hour before bedtime.

Fruity Sleep Blend: This blend is light and fruity but packs a potent punch.  Note, this tincture uses food grade glycerine instead of vodka or vinegar.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons hibiscus flowers
  • One tablespoon lavender blossoms
  • Three tablespoons catnip
  • Three tablespoons chamomile
  • Two tablespoons passion flower
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup food grade glycerine
  • Pint jar with lid
  • Slow cooker
  • Cheesecloth

Instructions:

  • Add the herbs to the pint size jar
  • Pour boiling water over the herbs to cover them ( push them down slightly with a spoon)
  • Add the glycerine.
  • Put the lid on the jar and place it in a slow cooker ( line the bottom with a dish towel)
  • Pour water in until half of the jar is covered and turn the slow cooker on warm and cover
  • Let the jar sit for about 24 hours
  • Shake the jar a few times during the setting period.
  • Remove the jar and strain liquid using cheesecloth.
  • Put liquid in a tincture jar and store in the fridge.

For adults, mix three dropper full’s in water or juice and drink before bedtime. For toddlers, use half a dropper full and for older kids 1 to 2 dropper full’s.

Caution – As with any herbal therapy, check with a medical professional if you’re unsure about anything before using.

Taken from the internet this article has been adjusted slightly it was originally written by Susan Patterson.

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My Beautiful Spirit Messenger

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This morning I had a beautiful bird land on my bedroom window ledge it remained there for a few moments walking up and down it seemed to be looking in, it flew off and then came back again so I know I was meant to see it, I had enough time to admire its beautiful colouring  the window was open at the time so I quickly shut the window so it couldn’t come in but on reflection it probably wasn’t going to, I feel that it just wanted to me to know it was there. I’m sure many of you already know that birds are often spirit messengers. I’m always aware of the signs and messages that I receive so I have researched it on the internet for the spiritual meanings of this bird, just in case you happen to get a visit.

A Blue Tit represents love and trust. To see a Blue tit fly in the sky is a sign or omen of love on its way.

The Blue Tit can represent the best things in life. To see a Blue Tit in the sky or to meet one in meditation means that a partnership requires strengthening.

This totem bird is associated with the arrival of a brighter future. It is regarded as a creature of nobility, it also and has a rich and colourful history. The Blue Tit is a symbol of love, faith, hope and honour which are all positive attributes attached to this wonderful creature.

To sailors, the Blue Tit is a sign of loyalty or luck. It is helps in friendship, honour and family.

The Blue Tit is one of the rare creatures, who place a significant value on the need to help others. What characterizes Blue Tits most is their instinct of partnership. Throughout their life, they will only have one mate, so when you meet a Blue Tit either in a field or as an animal totem then you will normal be destined only one partner this is a sign that you can positively deal with relationships.

The Blue Tit allows one to remember the best things in life. Especially those that we have successfully completed. In Celtic symbolism, the Blue Tit is seen as a powerful symbol.

So let’s now look at how the birds mate. The male creates the nest, and then woos a female to it through its singing. The Blue Tit also stands for a loyal and faithful love; these birds are known to always come back to their homes each year. It is thought that if a man has a tattoo of a Blue Tit he can be expected to return to his lover and meet his soul mate.

Since Blue Tits never fly far distances from their homes, the sight of them always denote good tidings to a sailor. It would mean that land is near. Blue Tits are also believed to carry the spirits of sailors who have died at sea, to their home in heaven.

The Blue Tit is a worthy example of enduring faithfulness and love for your spouse. They are monogamous birds and will only choose one mate in their lifetime. This will be the only mate until the bird’s life ends. Thus, this denotes that the animal totem is a loyal follower.

During the earlier eras of our life, Blue Tits were connected with the gods and the soul of those people who died. The Greek and Roman’s believed in gods and goddesses who transformed themselves into Blue Tits.

The Blue Tit’s were seen; as carrying the dead soul. Hence, killing a Blue Tit was considered to be an immoral practice. The way that the Greek and Roman’s value the Blue Tit presents how they have also created the culture with how they treat family and friends.

The Blue Tit is associated with happiness, the way it has a blue colouring and a long forked tail. These birds build their nests out of mud and they symbolize freedom, like the wide open sky, and eternal happiness.

A Blue Tit shows up as a spirit guide when…

  • You need to be vocal about your feelings especially love.
  • You must analyze loved ones.
  • When losing your faithfulness.
  • Accepting change.
  • Enriching love and relationship.

Call on a Blue Tit as a spirit guide when…

  • You need to express your feelings toward the one you love.
  • Restoring love.
  • We are undergoing transformation.
  • We are developing love and trust.

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Shell Magic

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Long before new age shops our ancestors turned to nature for their power objects, seashells in particular have a long history of magical uses, as they were associated with the powers of various sea gods and goddesses of different cultures.

Properties

Being born of the ocean, shells are associated with the element of water, they are also associated with the moon, which drives ocean tides. Both the element of water and the moon have strong feminine energies that are receptive in nature, so shells are primarily used in magic to draw things you desire into your life.

Preparation

Shells taken from the ocean don’t need ritual preparation for magical uses; however, if your shells were bought from a store or have been stashed in a box for a while, they may benefit from cleansing and recharging. To do this, place your shells in a bowl of water mixed with sea salt. Set them aside to soak for a day or overnight. Recharge them by setting the bowl in the sun or under the light of the full moon for several hours.

Love

One of the main symbols for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, is the seashell you can invoke the power of Aphrodite for love spells using shells by wearing seashell jewellery or hair ornaments to attract a mate. Use a hinged seashell with the two parts still attached as a powerful love talisman to keep two lovers together. Write the initials of the lovers on the inside of the shell, one on each side, then seal it shut with glue.

Prosperity

Many cultures used shells as a form of currency. Cowrie shells were used in Africa and North America, and Native Americans used wampum, beads made from clam shells as money. Because of this, shells are also suitable for money spells. Fill a small green or gold pouch with seashells, a silver coin and mint, which is a money drawing herb. Hang the bag where you do business, and rub it when you desire prosperity. Place a small seashell in your wallet or purse to continually keep money coming to it.

Protection

Protection is a shell’s primary purpose in nature, as it is made to keep small, defenceless sea creatures safe from harm, again because of this, shells have strong protective energies. Many cultures in coastal areas use shells in folk magic to protect the home by placing strings of shells over windows and doors. Necklaces of strung shells can be worn by children to keep them close to home and safe from harm. Some believe by placing a small, round shell on the collars of your pets will keep them safe should they wander from home.

(Original piece written by Mackenzie Wright aspects have been changed)

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