The Dolmen Grove Chronicles

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Clear quartz, the witches favourite.

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Witches, if you are only going to have one crystal, then this is a must have. Quartz is one of the most versatile of crystals, and it is able to do just about everything you need. It boosts the powers of other crystals, focuses and directs energy, especially quartz points, and can be used for protection balancing, meditation, and dispelling negative energy.

All witches have a wand, although traditionally a wand is associated with wood rather than crystal, a crystal can be equally effective in directing the energy of the caster. Long pieces of quartz can be used to define the circle or simply to direct will when working.

We have to cleanse our crystals and there are many ways to charge them, by using moon water, moon light, even burying in the earth, one of the simplest ways is to leave crystals to charge on a bed or inside a geode of quartz, I do this often to the ones that I wear. Quartz is a charging crystal that rejuvenates your other crystals and leaves them cleansed and charged.

Quartz has protective properties and can be worn close to the body either in the form of jewellery or in a pocket or bra to protect the wearer. It can also be placed around the home for protection to your property.

Quartz can be used in a ritual, it can be worn as jewellery, sewn into ritual robes or even attached to magical tools, it helps channel the energy and is used for protection, to keep negativity out and enhance the safety of the circle and the participants.

For psychic dreams, if you place this crystal beneath your pillow, the quartz can assist you to have dreams of a prophetic nature.

During healing, quartz can be moved over the body this helps to heal any weak patches in the aura and restores energy.  When using quartz to heal remember to cleanse your stones after using as they will pick up any residue of negativity clinging to the aura.

Infused your crystal in water, ideally its best left overnight in the full moon. The water can then be used for cleansing your magic tools, and for home or work clearings and blessings.

Lastly, probably the most widely known use of clear quartz is the crystal ball. A crystal ball is used for divination, some seers see a physical image in the crystal and others use the surface to rest and clear their mind and allow them to either see images in their mind’s eye or to enable knowledge to come forward, this can take a lot of patience and practice as my development circle tribe will tell you.

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Beltane

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Beltane is one of my favourite pagan holidays because it represents fertility, abundance and growth.  Like Samhain, the opposite holiday on the Wheel of the Year, this is also a time when the veil between the realms is thin, and a good time to communicate with the spirit world, especially nature spirits.

A festival of fun and merriment, a time of feasting and Maypole dancing,  as we celebrate the woodland union of The God and Goddess it is a time of rejoicing in the Earth’s fertility.  A beautiful time of year, often some of the sunniest warm days and surrounded by May blossoms, bluebells in the forests the whole world blooming with new life.

Beltane is associated with the Celtic God Bel, also known as Balor or Belenus. He is a God of Light and Fire, and associated with the Sun (akin to the Greek Apollo). Fires were the traditional symbol of Beltane.

Maypole dancing, originally a trunk of a fir tree with side branches removed, but you can use any large branch to tie your ribbons on its great fun. It also represents the ancient phallic symbol of fertility and the God aspect. The cauldron represents the goddess for love romantic and well as self love.

People would jump over the sacred Beltane fire, the young, unmarried men would leap the bonfire and wish for a wife, while young women would leap to ensure fertility.

Beltane fire ritual

Build a fire outside make sure it’s somewhere safe and dance round it with your partner or friends. In ancient times this was done naked after drinking a fair amount of wine. It was probably more fun that way! Anyway, fully clothed is more an expectable way to have a fire ceremony.

Designate a May Queen and King of the Forest to lead the celebrations and dancing. Invite your loved ones and friends to celebrate and together you eat and drink.

Beltane blessing

Beltane is here, and we welcome the time of fertility.
We greet this season of fire, love, and passion
with open arms and loving hearts.
We come together to create life
to honour the Divine union between masculine and feminine
from which all life flows.
As the Earth grows and creates life, we shall grow and create life.
So mote it be.

Beltane celebrations

Gods and Goddesses of Beltane – Green Man, Spring Maiden, May Queen.

Prepare a crown of flowers for the May Queen/Maiden.

Prepare a crown of greenery and a staff with bells, long ribbons and leaves for the Green Man.

Beltane Incense: Mulberry, lilac and frankincense.

Candle Colours: Yellow and White.

Ritual Colours: Green and Yellow.

Decorate your Altar with green and yellow, May blossom and young Oak leaves.

Kindle a bonfire, make and cook your own oatcakes.

Create your own Maypole, crown with a circle of young leaves, fresh May blossom and flowers, decorate with ribbons and bells. Go dance and enjoy

Decorate your altar in vibrant flowers you can use roses and flowers in any rainbow hues, and don’t forget your crystals.

Make your own sacred maypole using found wood, rainbow ribbons, and topped with a quartz point you can also place this on your altar.

If you’re looking to attract a new love, light a purple or green candle on the evening before May 1, and again on May 1 night, while you visualize the relationship coming into your life, asking that it manifest for the highest good of all.

So it is, so it shall be, and so it has always been. As you celebrate this special day, let the colours of nature inspire you to remember that all things bloom again, and a time for lovers to find each other again.

May you find yourself, your spirit, your passion, remember it’s never too late for you to become who you are intended to be.

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Full Moon in Virgo

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This Sunday, March 12th is the full moon in Virgo this may fill some of us with anxiety, try to stop worrying about the small things and seeing problems where there aren’t any, for others it will be time creativity.

Use the energy of the full moon of this month to carry out any investments and consolidate business, even if the position of Venus Retrograde tries to slow down the process.

March’s Full Moon is commonly known as the Worm Moon because it’s the time of the year when warmer temperatures thaw the ground and earth worms re appear bringing migrating birds back to feed on them.

The Moon in Virgo is a good time to organize ourselves, to organize the life, to clean the house and the workplace and organize all documents and papers.

During the full moon there is often more creativity this creativity is usually more linked to business and personal entrepreneurship, especially in the fields of beauty, gastronomy, health and personal care.

On the not so positive side some will take perfectionism to the extreme, as well as becoming highly picky, critical and intolerant these are very common tendencies that occur when the moon is in the sign of the virgin, so be aware and avoid confrontation with people that have arrogant attitudes and bad character.

March Correspondences:

Flowers: daffodils and jonquils

Stones: aquamarine and bloodstone

Use spells to purify and balance mind, body and soul. Nature always fills a void, so any negative energy that you release must be consciously replaced with positive vibrations.

This is the best time to work magic involving employment, intellectual matters, health, and dietary concerns. Healing rituals for ailments of the intestines or nervous system are also done during this period of time.

A Spell to improve your life

You will need pen & paper 4 white candles; incense
Cast a circle
Light a white candle at each quarter and light the incense.
Take the paper and draw a circle, inside the circle, write everything you want in your life.
Outside the circle, write everything you want in your life by invitation only.
Around this draw a second circle.
Outside this circle write all the negative things and people that you don’t want in your life.
Fold up the paper.
Open the circle but let the candles burn down until they are finished.
Put the piece of paper away in a draw or cupboard and forget about it.

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Cloves and magic.

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Magical uses include: protection, banishing hostile/negative forces, and gaining what is sought.

Cloves can be burned to stop gossip as well as to purify & raise the spiritual vibrations of an area, use to bring a sense of kinship to a social gathering.

Wear them for protection and mental clarity.

Burn them to attract riches, drive away hostile forces and stop any gossip about you.

You can carry them to attract the opposite sex or bring comfort during bereavement.

They are also very good for cleansing the aura.

When placed in sachets with mint and rose to chase away melancholy and to help one sleep soundly.

Use for: Divination; Love; Lust; Banishing; Releasing; Inspiration.

Using cloves is said to ensure that your magical intention is realized.

Clove is a visionary herb, and is also used as a Green Herb.

They are used in love charms and aphrodisiacs.

Add them to incense to further one’s ability to become more sensitive, they are excellent for astral work.

Cloves may also be used in ritual work.
Planetary Association: Jupiter/Uranus
Gender: Masculine
Element: Fire
Astrological Association: Aquarius.

How to make a Magical Pomander

You will need the following items for this spell:

An orange with an oily skin
A nail or knitting needle
A good quantity of whole cloves
Cinnamon powder
Plastic bag
Ribbon & Pins

Stud the orange with whole cloves complete with stems, bud side out. It is easier to insert the cloves if you poke a small hole first with the nail or knitting needle.

Space the cloves evenly in a pattern that pleases you, leaving room to tie the ribbon. The cloves will move closer together as the orange dries out.

As you work keep your intent for the pomander in mind. Place the powdered cinnamon in the plastic bag, and shake the pomander inside the bag until it is well coated with the powder.

Leave in a warm place to dry out, which can take up to six weeks.

Check frequently that the orange is not going mouldy, but try not to open the bag.

Lastly, tie the ribbon around the pomander, fixing it securely with the pins.
Hang the pomander where you can both see it and enjoy the fragrance.
When you come to dispose of the pomander, throw it into a fire.

Say: As I return this to its Element Sun, Jupiter, Venus I thank you for your help.

The pomander can last up to a year before its fragrance completely fades.

All the components are ruled by the element of Fire and the relevant deities and planetary influences are Sun for the orange, Jupiter for the cloves and Venus for the cinnamon.

Aspects taken from Witches Wands & Wonder.

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Ostara – Spring Equinox

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Ostara – Spring Equinox – March 21st/22nd

This marks the Spring Equinox. This is our Pagan Easter or rather; this is the day that the Christians borrowed to be their Easter.

With lots of painted eggs and baskets of flowers our houses are also decorated with them too.

It’s the second of the 3 spring festivals, this Sabbat occurs in mid march when day and night are of equal length.

This festival is also of fertility where seeds are blessed for planting soon after.

You can use this time to free yourself from things which hinder your progress, It is a good time to perform self banishing’s and also performs workings to gain things we have lost, or to gain qualities and things that we wish to have.

For your altar you can use the following:

Incense: Jasmine, Rose
Decorations: Yellow Disk or Wheel, Coloured Egg’s, Hare Decorations, Spring  Flowers.
Candles : yellow, light green, lemon yellow and pale pink.

Frankincense is good oil to burn during Ostara to welcome spring and to refresh your life.

Flowers should be laid on the altar, placed around the circle and strewn on the ground. The cauldron can be filled with spring water and flowers, and buds and blossoms may be worn as well. A small potted plant should be placed on the altar.
Arrange the altar, light the candles and incense, and cast the circle.
Invoke the Goddess and God in whatever words please you.
Stand before the altar and gaze upon the plant then touch the plant and connect with its energies and through it, all nature.

After a time if you wish, still touching the plant you can say – I walk the earth in friendship, Mother Goddess and Father God, instil within me through this plant warmth for all living things. Teach me to love the earth and all its treasures.

Take time to Meditate upon the changing of the season.  Works of magic can take place if you feel it’s necessary.

Celebrate with a simple feast, and enjoy your chocolate eggs 🙂

You can also find a spring spell on my website – http://www.magicandglitter.co.uk

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Imbloc – February 2nd

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Imbloc also known as Candlemass.

This is one of the four fire festivals it celebrates the first signs of spring, this is the seasonal change where the first signs of spring and the return of the sun are noted, the first sprouting of leaves and the sprouting of the Crocus flowers. It is the day that we celebrate the passing of winter and make way for spring and the day we honour the rebirth of the Sun.

It is also a day of celebrating the Celtic Goddess Brigid, Brigid is the Goddess of Poetry, Healing, and Midwifery. She is a triple Goddess, so we honour her in all her aspects.

At this time of year, Wiccans will light multiple candles, white for Brigid, yellow or red for the God this is to remind us of the passing of winter and the entrance into spring, the time of the Sun.

It is also a festival of light and of fertility, once marked in Europe with huge blazes, torches and fire in every form. Fire here represents our own illumination and inspiration as much as light and warmth.

Imbolc is also known as Feast of Torches, Waxing Light, Brighid’s Day, and probably by many other names.

It is traditional upon Imbolc, at sunset or just after ritual, to light every lamp in the house or turn on every light if only for a few moments. Or, light candles in each room in honour of the Sun’s rebirth.

Ritual for Imbolc.

Incense: Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon
Decorations: Corn Dolly, Besom, Spring Flowers
Colours: White, Orange, Red
Stones: Garnet, Ruby, Bloodstone, Onyx, Amethyst
Supplies: white flowers, an orange candle anointed with cinnamon, frankincense or rosemary oil (unlit), red candle to represent the elements, and your ritual supplies.

Arrange your altar, light the candles and cast your Circle.
Invoke the Goddess and God you can say such words like the following.

This is the time of the feast of torches, when every lamp blazes and shines to welcome the rebirth of the God. I celebrate the Goddess. I celebrate the God.

Light the orange taper from the red candle on the altar. Slowly walk the circle clockwise, bearing the candle before you.

Say these or similar words:
All the land is wrapped in winter, the air is chilled and frost envelopes the earth.
Lord of the Sun the horned one of animals and wild places unseen, you have been reborn of the gracious mother goddess of all fertility, Hail great god, Hail and welcome.

Stop before the altar, holding the candle and gaze at its flame then visualize your life filled with renewed energy and strength.

If you feel the need to look into the future, now is a good time. Spell work or magic may follow. Then celebrate with a simple feast, when your finished remember to thank the Goddess and God and then close your circle.

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Tired and stressed try using Lavender oil.

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Lavender has been used for over 2,500 years. Ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans added the flowers to their bathwater to help wash and purify their skin.

The Egyptians used lavender as a perfume, as well as for mummification, mummies were wrapped in lavender dipped garments.

In Greece and Rome, it was used as an all around cure. Lavender was even used during the Great Plague of London in the 17th century. People fastened lavender flowers around their waists, believing it will protect them from the Black Death.

Lavender oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial properties. It also has antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying and can have sedative effects.

Lavender oil is one of the most well known essential oils in aromatherapy.

It can be added to your bath or shower to help relieve aching muscles and stress.

Try Massaging on your skin as a relief for muscle or joint pain, as well as for skin conditions like burns, acne and wounds you will have to dilute it with carrier oil.

It can be Inhaled or vaporized you can use an oil burner or add a few drops to a bowl of hot water, and then breathe in the steam.

Used as a compress by soaking a towel in a bowl of water infused with a few drops of lavender oil. You can also apply this to sprains or muscle injuries.

Lavender oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties, which may aid in alleviating insomnia, anxiety, depression, restlessness and stress. Due to its wide variety of uses, lavender oil may help with nearly all kinds of ailments, from pain to infections.

I believe that using natural oils like lavender oil is one of the best holistic tactics that you can incorporate in your life. However, there are a few important guidelines to remember when using lavender oil.

Using diluted lavender oil is generally considered safe for most adults, but may not be recommended for children. Applying pure lavender oil to your skin may also cause irritation, so I recommend infusing it with carrier oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil. Dissolving it in water also works.

Try using the oil in a burner in the evenings to help you to relax or meditate.

For all you witches out there It can also be used in spells and candle magic.

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Candlemancy is magic using a candle

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Candlemancy is divination using a candle

Light a candle, focus on your question and drip the melted wax into a dish or pan of water, then interpret the symbols or shapes the wax makes as it hardens. This method works best with dark coloured candles, or you can use the proper colour candle representing the spell your doing at the time.

When you try this you will need the long taper candles  (8 inches works well ) of the 4 basic elements, green, yellow, red and blue. You will also need a large vessel filled with cold water. This can be of anything, glass is best they can withstand heat. It’s probably not a good idea to use plastic.

Put the candles, lighter and the vessel of water on a table or other flat surface. If you have a particular question you want answered, use the appropriate candle colour. If the question does not need to be related to any of above the element colours, use white. If you have no question but simply desire a glimpse into your future, use white or yellow.

Calm your mind, thinking about your question, light the candle and hold it upright over the water for a moment, when the candle is fully flaming and has begun melting the wax, tilt it and hold steadily about an inch over the water’s surface. The wax will begin dripping onto the water.  As the wax drops it will form a pattern on the surface of the water. If you are having trouble achieving this, begin moving the candle slowly, allowing the drops to touch one another and so to form a line on the water after  a few minutes a definite shape will appear on the water  now look at the shape.

What does it look like, Pick it up carefully so as not to break it and turn it over. Does it look the same or different, study it to see if it says anything to you symbolically.

Here are some shapes and patterns commonly found in the drip method and their traditional meanings.

Spirals
This is the most common, because of the way the wax rotates on the surface of the water, spirals represent reincarnation, the universe, the world or perhaps a particular life. The interpretation is a personal thing no one else can tell you exactly how these symbols relate to you. Usually the first meaning that comes into your mind is the correct one.

Circles
Circles represent eternity and fertility, and can be interpreted according to the question asked. Fertility would perhaps represent a new activity, financial security, or even a new baby on the way. It may also signify the successful completion of a project. Eternity may mean just that – it will be a long time before something is completed or comes to pass.

Broken Lines 
If the wax drops form into lines but they aren’t connected, it can represent a lack of focus in your life, business or other pursuits. It can also signify forces working against you, but don’t take this too literally it is a sign that changes must be made to bring order into your life.

Dots
Dots, unconnected wax drops, sometimes are the only thing you can get this sometimes signifies lack of attention to the divination, but it can also mean that the problem is too complex for an answer at this time. If you try several times with only dots coming up each time, you’re either asking the wrong questions, or if you haven’t asked one, you shouldn’t be seeking a glimpse into your future at this time. It’s probably best to let the candles and water rest, and to attempt a different method.

Carromancy – How To Tell Your Fortunes With Wax.

You can use any colour candle, though the darker ones will show up best. It takes only a bit of imagination on your part to see the images which emerge from the hot wax dropped into a bowl of cold water.

Here are some of the shapes and symbols for you to read it may take some practice so just be patient.

AEROPLANE – A trip of a disappointment

ANCHOR – Your loved one is true

BABY – Troubles are coming

BALL or BALLOON – Your problem will not last very long

BEANS – Money difficulties

BED – A vacation would be good for you

BELLS – A wedding

BIRD – News will reach you soon

BRIDGE – Take a chance

BROOM – Make a change

CANDLE – Spiritual growth

CAT – A friend is untrue

CHAIN – Go ahead with your plans

CIRCLE – Reconciliation

CLOUD – Something or someone threatens you

CROSS – Do not fear for you are protected

CROWN – Sickness

CUP – Bitter quarrel with a friend

DOG – Your self-esteem is too low

EAR – Be alert for an opportunity to advance in your work

EGG – New developments soon

FAN – A surprise is in store for you

FEATHER – The problem will be solved

FISH – Someone will betray you

GHOST – Someone from the past is looking for you

GRASS – Good fortune is approaching

HAT – A change of location is indicated

HEART – A friendship will turn into love

HOUSE – Better times are coming

KEY – A setback in plans should be expected

KITE – Your wish will come to naught

LADDER – Take steps to change your attitude toward an old friend

LEAF or LEAVES – Things will be changing soon

LION – An unpleasant situation is developing

MOON – Indicates more money

MOUNTAIN – Good friends are willing to help you

PANTS – You will be tempted

PEN – Expect a letter from a relative

PIN – Your lover may be attracted to another

PIPE – Peace and comfort

RING – Marriage may be possible in the near future

SCISSORS – Separation

SHOE – Be suspicious of a new acquaintance

SNAKE – Be on guard against an enemy

SPIDER WEB – Pleasant happenings

STAR – Happiness

SUN – Good fortune

TABLE – An abundance of blessings

TREE – A good time for new undertakings

UMBRELLA – Trouble is coming

WALKING STICK – Get out of the house and visit friends

WHEEL – One who has been away will return soon

WITCH – Danger will pass you by

WORM – Business troubles ahead if you are not careful

Have fun and be safe 🙂

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Pyromancy is magic using fire.

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When you perform a spell watch how the candle behaves.

If the candle burns very quickly then the magic may work quickly, some witches also believe that it won’t last long and they perform the spell again after a while.

If it burns very slowly then it’s a sign that the spell will take some time for you see a result.

If the flame waves, hisses, shrinks, spins, or left to right like a no, or goes out it means no to your question, and the spell may not work or the time isn’t right.

If the flame grows tall, stays calm, moves back and forward like nodding yes, it means yes to your question.

When spirits are present it will come alive and try to burn you when you try to touch the flame. If it grows tall and has a blue tinge, one spirit is present. Two flames on one wick means two spirits are present.

If the candle creates a lot of smoke it can indicate that someone is working against you hindering the outcome of the spell.

You can also use numbers for like to your question. 1 flicker: yes, 2 flickers: no or represent how many days, months or years to your question.

For the more advanced witches using this method, communication with spirits is best done on Wednesday with a blue candle, love questions on Friday with a green candle, all divination with a white candle on full moon.

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