Wednesday, June 8, 2016

6 of Swords


6 of swords

Hope💙. Travel🚗. 
So, some shit has gone down but now the dust is settling. 
Surround yourself with joyful🌻 people and energy. 
Get out for a couple days and enjoy life! 
Even just a weekend day trip. 
Love❤. Adventure🌲. Peace☮. 
AnnaStacia




Sunday, June 5, 2016

10 of Wands



🔥10 of wands🔥

Feeling blocked or weighed down recently? Like every road is the hard road? 
Well guess what, it's all in complete reaction to the crap choices you've been making lately😲! 
So get out of the quicksand. 
Make an easy, good for you choice today and let it keep you on the high and light😥. 
Remember, we are our choices. Stop making it so hard! 😆


Peace
AnnaStacia

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

8 of Wands



8 of wands

🚗Sudden movement or 😎change. 

It's time to get off your ass🌞! 
Do you feel the winds of change swirling around your feet? 
It's telling you the time is now!
 Call that friend👩, finish that project💪, shake it man💓!!

Peace
AnnaStacia







Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mother of Cups







🍷Mother of Cups🍷 
🔮Insightful, Psychic🔮
For this Queen being psychic comes at a price, her water can make or break her. Try to let the intuitions flow today but keep the drama down. No one likes martyr know-it-all. ♥♥

Peace 
AnnaStacia




Monday, May 30, 2016

Daughter of Pentacles


🌟Daughter of Pentacles🌟 

🌈Responsible. 🌈Kind. 🌈Supportive. 

This is for all of the quiet, behind the scenes girls. Either you or someone you know. Or maybe someone we strive to be. Check your ego in and do the work for the glory of being a good person instead of accolades and attention. 


Have a blessed Memorial Day. ❤💙 



Peace 

AnnaStacia

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Empress


The Empress

Creation, Nature, The Mother

Happy Sunday everyone. This Goddess of a card is showing us unconditional love, we can feel it for ourselves, our children & our own mother's. Spread the love with a sweet word to someone you love today, and step outside and soak in the beauty of nature. Let her fill your soul with some clean refreshing spring energy. 


Peace
AnnaStacia

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mother of Wands


Mother of Wands

Also traditionally known as the Queen of Wands who in astrology is Aries
The Ram

This card represents a strong woman in your life. Soft and sensitive but also tough as nails. 
Don't let this powerhouse get you down, she's also had her hurts and traumas.
Be gentle with her heart and she will be gentle with yours. 


Peace
AnnaStacia

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

4 of Wands



IV of Wands

Completion & Celebration
All of your hard work has paid off and now it's time to celebrate!! 
Just relax and enjoy what you have created
This is a great card to start my Tarot Card Series on, like just getting this far is a celebration. I hope you feel the same way about what your goals are right now. 
Peace
Anna

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Root Chakra


(This is part of a set that I am drawing for this series)

With the chakras, you will literally be working  from the ground up. The first chakra is your root chakra. It is located at the base of your spine.

The Zodiac signs for this chakra are Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus.

The 4th Ray of "Harmony through Conflict" governs the base, or root chakra. This chakra symbol represents the most earth centered chakra. It stands for our inherited beliefs through our formative years. Self-preservation, personal survival and our identification with the physical world centers in this bottom most of the main seven chakras.

A healthy root chakra connects you with vitality to your family origin, your immediate society and to the global community. If your first 7 years were challenging and without love, then this damaged root chakra will function much differently. Issues of survival such as emotional dysfunction, stress, anxiousness, and restlessness will plague you.
You'll have fears of letting go, scarcity, poor boundaries, and more. It's during the first 7 years that we learn about where we fall in our relationships with our siblings, parents, our community, and how we relate to them.
I personally have always felt like I had to work a bit harder to get this chakra aligned, especially when my mind tends to wonder to the past.

Some health issues that you may experience with an out of balance root chakra are joint pain, lower backache, elimination problems, obesity, constipation, anorexia, and poor immune system function.

If you are experiencing any of these things, it is a good sign that your root chakra is out of balance.

Some questions to keep in mind when dealing with an out of balanced root chakra:
1. What beliefs did you inherit or learn from your family?
2.Is there unfinished business between you and your parents?
3.What limiting beliefs did you learn about personal survival and money?
4.Do you have personal boundaries that you maintain?
5. Is it difficult for you to bond with others?
6. Are you often sick or suffering from illness?


As the root chakra is the first chakra, it is the most physical one. This means that any activity that makes you more aware of your physical body will strengthen this chakra. It is the root of your being and establishes the deepest connections with your physical body, your environment, and the Earth.  Muladhara is the most instinctual of all chakras. It is your survival center. The fight-or-flight response comes from this chakra. It is your primal, animal nature.

Any type of physical activity will help strengthen this chakra. Sports, walking, yoga, martial arts, even your everyday tasks can be beneficial; like house cleaning or hand washing the dishes, even folding laundry. It's important to not over do it, or do things that would make you insensitive to pain. This will only hinder your chances of clearing a blockage. Meditation also helps, as it makes one more aware of the physical body.

The energy of this chakra allows us to harness courage, resourcefulness, and the will to live during trying times. It connects us to the spiritual energies of our ancestors, and their challenges and triumphs.

All of the 7 chakras are important and all interconnected with eachother. Usually when you balance one chakra it will create change in another. That being said, it is important to balance the root chakra first! If your root chakra is imbalanced  thaen you will lack the stability or rootedness that is necessary for true transformation and personal growth. We cannot grow and change unless we feel safe and secure.

Grounding is usually the first thing I do when I feel as though my root chakra is out of balance. You can do this either sitting or standing, whatever works best for you.

Stand up or sit up straight and relax.
Put your feet shoulder width apart or sit in easy sitting pose (criss cross applesauce)
If you are standing, slightly bend your knees and put your pelvis somewhat forward.
You want to make sure that your weight is evenly distributed between the soles and balls of your feet.
Sink your weight downward.
If you are sitting, place your hands next to you on the ground palms facing down.
Also, sink your weight downward.
Whatever position you are in, envision roots coming out from either your hands or your feet.
Relax your mind and focus on your breathing.
Push all of the negative or built up energy that you have down through your hands and feet.
Do this for several minutes until you feel calm and collected.



Contracting the Bottom Muscles can also be helpful in strengthening your root chakra.
For women, you can do kegal exercises, or just work on your muscles between your butt and genitals. I find that clenching your butt cheeks also helps. (Imagine pinching a penny between your butt cheeks.) Every time you contract your muscles inward, take a deep breath; and exhale when you relax the muscles. Do this for several minutes. This exercise can be done anytime; sitting, standing, even walking. It's great for when you don't have too much time.

Now lets move on to some Chakra Yoga!

Yoga itself is both a physical and spiritual practice. Yoga poses are not only exercises for your body, but also for your mind, emotions and spirit, which makes it the perfect practice for balancing the chakras. The best poses to balance your root chakra are ones that will enhance your connection with the Earth, poses that keep you rooted and grounded.



First there is Mountain Pose. Most basic of yoga poses. You are literally just standing there. lol. No, but really...This pose encourages your connection to Mother Earth. It connects you with your own body and grounds you in the present moment.
First, make sure you are barefoot. Stand straight with your hands at your sides. Make sure that your upper body, including your neck and shoulders are relaxed.
Next, begin focusing on your breathing. Take deep slow deep breaths into your belly, then exhale. Continue to do this, focusing on each breath,
Now turn your focus to the ground beneath your feet. Spread your toes and lift them off the ground. Do this several times.
Imagine roots spreading from your feet deep down into the Earth (much like the grounding exercise). Feel the stability and connection that the roots are giving you.
Continue breathing slowly and evenly. With your roots running deep, you are now standing strong as a Mountain.



Next is Warrior One Pose. This root chakra yoga pose allows your prana or "life force" to move through your body, rooting you through the first chakra.
As you breathe in this posture, visualize the color red flowing through your body and flowing into your base chakra.
Warrior One pose physically strengthens your legs, opens up your hips and can help with knee and lower back strength.
First, stand in Tadsana or Mountain Pose-easy, you just learned that one!
Take a deep breath and on an exhale step your left foot back about 3.5 feet.
Turn your left foot to about a 45 degree angle. Make sure it is firmly planted and touching the ground.
On an exhale, bend your right knee over the right ankle so that your shin is perpendicular to the floor. If you can, bring your right thigh parallel with the floor. (I'm not quite there yet)
Raise your arms above your head and touch the palms together (as in prayer position)
Breathe deeply and hold this position for one minute.
Finally, bend your knees and step your feet back together. Repeat for the other side.


Last is Bridge Pose. This is a dynamic root chakra yoga pose that allows your feet to be firmly rooted into the Earth and your spine engaged in the release of excess root chakra energy.
It also stimulates the throat chakra, opens the heart and solar plexus chakras, and balances the sacral chakra. (This is a great pose to go back to anytime)
Begin by laying on your back with your arms to your sides, palms facing down.
Bend your knees and keep your feet hip-width apart.
Bring your heels close to your body so that you can feel the tips of your fingers.
Without losing contact with the ground, press your feet into the mat. Engage your leg muscles, but don't lift yourself up. Feel the energy flowing through your legs. Breathe deeply.
Press your feet even more and lift your butt and lower back off the ground. Press the chest upward.
You can support yourself in this position with your hands on your lower back.
Breathe slowly and evenly and hold the pose for one minute.

On a sidenote for the Bridge Pose...ladies, if you have larger assets in your upper region, be sure you are wearing a sports bra to keep those puppies contained. It can feel as though they are trying to suffocate you. (problems I used to have. LOL)

Generally I continue to do the rest of my chakra yoga to balance my entire body, but these can be done separately as well. I do hope this helps you all in your journey to balance and strengthen your chakras.

Transcendence of unloving imprints in this chakra: "Others show you yourself and what you need to work on within, by their reflection of your own rejected or denied emotions."

May your light shine so brightly upon others that they too want to be a beacon unto the world
~Luminessa

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fertility Spell

I do apologize. This post was meant to go out much sooner. But alas, life happens and doesn't always go according to plan. So here it is...

I used ground eggshell to cast my circle, which I think also enhances the fertility aspect of it all.

I recently had someone ask me to help them with some fertility magick. They have been trying to conceive for quite some time now with no luck. When they asked for my help, I got so excited. It couldn't have come at a better time, with the fertility energy of Beltane still lingering around. I, unfortunately didn't have a spell of my own for fertility magick. (Obviously with 4 kids, Hera had given us many blessings.) So, I decided to do some research. I was reading article after article, spell after spell, but nothing seemed to sit well. So I ended up writing my own. Now, this can be altered in any way to work for your needs.

What you will need:

Hyacinth for fertility
Clover for luck
3 candles; blue, pink, and green
a chalice full of apple juice


Get everything set up in a way that feels right for you. I had a patch of clovers in my backyard, so I decided it best to do this outside instead of on my altar.


First, cast your circle and call upon the fertility Goddess of your choice. For this spell I am calling upon Hera the Greek Goddess of fertility, but some would prefer Flora, Cernunnos, or even Pan. Go with what feels right for you.

I call upon you Hera, Goddess of Fertility. Give me guidance and bless me with your knowledge.

When you are ready, say these words:

Fertility arise in thee.
Let life be born inside of thee.
A home awaits with arms of love.
Please send a child for them to love.
Happiness will then surround
The place for which this child has found.
They will grow in love and light
And day to day be taught what's right.
Fertility arise in thee.
This is my will, So Mote it Be!

*If you are doing this spell on yourself, be sure to change 'Thee' to Me.

Next, you will light your candles. Blue first, representing the boy, then pink representing the girl. You will then use them both to light the green candle which represents fertility and growth.

Repeat the spell again focusing on the candles and your intent.

Then drink your apple juice. The apple juice representing the Goddess Hera and fertility. As you drink focus on a child growing in the womb. Imagine all of its limbs and organs forming perfectly.

Repeat the spell one last time, just for good measure.
Be sure to thank the Goddess Hera, or whomever you have decided to call upon to help you, and close your circle.

Continue to drink a glass of apple juice for 7 days after doing the spell. This will increase the fertility magick.

Also, This spell will be more effective if done during the time of ovulation. 

I know that there are so many out there who have a difficult time in conceiving. If you try this, and it works for you, please let us know! 
And remember, the magick lies within you and the intent that you put behind it. 

Love and Light to you All!
~Luminessa

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The 7 Chakras and their Meanings


For awhile now I have been out of sorts. I have not felt balanced in any way. I don't know why, but I didn't even think that my chakras were out of alignment. But that's exactly what has been going on. I chalk it up to the fact that I haven't been doing my kundalini yoga or meditations like I used to. With life, just being life and never seeming to slow down, you get caught up in the mundane. So I figured I would get back into it, and share with you all my journey of the process. 

Before I do that lets just touch base on the 7 different chakras. What each one represents, and the color and meaning behind them.

First off, what is a chakra? A chakra is a center of spiritual power in the human body. There are said to be 7 in number that range from the bottom of your spine to the top of your head along your spinal column. Each chakra is connected to different glands and organs in the body and are responsible for distributing Chi, Praana, Qi, or life energy through them. When there is a blockage or disruption of this life energy a person can suffer from health or mental issues. The chakras form an ecosystem of energy in the body. A deficiency in any area of the ecosystem can cause an imbalance and wreak havoc on someones life. This is why it's so important to try to maintain a healthy balance. 



So lets start from the bottom and work our way up! 

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The First Chakra is your Root Chakra also known as Mooladhara Chakra.
The color associated with this chakra is Red.
The root chakra represents our feeling of being grounded. It represents our foundation. It impacts our passion, vitality, and survival instincts. It indicates our need for logic and order, sexuality and physical strength, and the fight or flight response. The location of this chakra is at the base of the spine in the tailbone area. The Gland which the root chakra is attached to is the gonads.

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The Second Chakra is your Sacral Chakra also known as the Swadhisthana Chakra.
The color associated with this chakra is Orange.
The sacral chakra represents our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences. It relates to the water element in the human body. It impacts our sexuality, reproductive function, creativity, joy, desire, and even compassion for others. The sense of taste is associated with the sacral chakra. The location of this chakra is the lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in. Organs and Glands impacted by this chakra include the pelvis, bladder, lymphatic system, large intestines, and female reproductive organs.

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The Third Chakra is your Solar Plexus Chakra also known as ManiPura Chakra.
The color associated with this chakra is Yellow.
The solar plexus chakra represents our ability to be confident and in control of our lives. It is the personal power chakra. It is responsible for one's personal and professional success. Our sense of sight is associated with the solar plexus chakra, along with the element of fire; which when balanced allows one to feel more confident, energetic and cheerful. It also provides one with the right amount of respect for self and for others. The location of this chakra is in the upper abdomen in the stomach area. The adrenal glands are associated with the solar plexus chakra.

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The Fourth Chakra is your Heart Chakra also known as Anahata Chakra.
The color associated with this chakra is Green.
The heart chakra represents our ability to love. It impacts our joy and inner peace as well. It has the air element and influences our relationships. A weak heart chakra is responsible for sabotaging relationships through envy, distrust, and anger. The sense of touch is impacted by the heart chakra. The location of this chakra is at the center of the chest just above the heart. The glands connected to the heart chakra include the Thymus and lymph.

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The Fifth Chakra is the Throat Chakra also known as Vishuddhi Chakra.
The color associated with this chakra is Blue.
The throat chakra represents our ability to communicate and listen. It refers to our true voice. Self expression and the truth.  Individuals with a balanced throat chakra are able to meditate well and use their energy efficiently and artistically. When balanced, the ethereal element of the throat chakra allows the individual to have a pleasant voice, expressive ways, artistic abilities, and the ability to be in a higher place spiritually. The location of this chakra is at the throat. (obviously) The glands attached to the throat chakra include the esophagus, ears, thyroid, throat, jaw, neck vertebrae, and teeth. 

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The Sixth Chakra is the Third Eye Chakra also known as the Ajna Chakra.
The color associated with this chakra is Indigo.
The third eye chakra represents our ability to focus on and see the big picture. It represents our ability to think and make decisions, our intuition, imagination, and wisdom. Those with a well balanced third eye, or brow, chakra have charismatic personalities, telepathic abilities, and often have no fear of death. Along with the chakra color indigo, the elements of electricity and telepathy are associated with our sense of thought.  The location of this chakra is on the forehead between the eyes. The pineal and pituitary gland are associated with the third eye chakra.

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The Seventh Chakra is the Crown Chakra, also known as the Sahasrara Chakra.
The color associated with this chakra is Violet or Purple.
This is the highest chakra. It represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually. In its balanced state this chakra gives a heightened awareness of death and immortality. It can render individuals the ability to perform miracles, and transcend the laws of nature. It represents inner and outer beauty and our connection to spirituality and pure bliss. The location of this chakra is the very top of the head. The crown chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, nervous system, and the brain and head region with its element of light. 



This should hopefully give you a basic information of each chakra, that way you can determine what areas you need to work on the most. 
When I am doing energy work on myself and am using my selenite wand I can usually tell which area to focus on when I linger on that chakra for a longer period of time. 
In this Chakra series I am hoping to touch base on each chakra, giving more information, and some kundalini yoga poses that will assist in aligning your chakras as well.

Love and Light to you All!
~Luminessa

How to Anoint a Candle for a Healing Spell


With any Magick you wanna do some research into what corresponds with your intent. For this candle spell my intent is healing for my 11 year old rottweiler, Sage, who just had surgery to remove a tumor. 





So I am going to use a blue candle for healing.





I used my porcupine quill to carve onto the candle my intent. I carved "Fast recovery for Sage"
You can carve with any sharp tool you have, quills are my tool of choice. 






For this spell I made a conjure oil for my intent. 
Grapeseed oil for the carrier
5 drops Orange oil
5 drops Rosemary oil
5 drops Eucalyptus
5 Cloves
5 shakes of Cinnamon spice

5 of everything, 5 ingredients, I'm not sure why I went with that, it just felt right.







I put three drops of my conjure oil onto my candle





And then rubbed it in all over, the bottom, wick, everything.
I've seen the oil dropped onto the center of the candle and rubbed up to the wick and down to the base to promote energy draw. Or just upward motions to promote upward energy. The choice is yours how you want to anoint. I've just always done 3 drops, Maiden, Mother, Crone.

While you are doing all of these steps remember to keep your intent in the front of your mind, always with the intent! That's why these pics are a little blurry, I was really focusing on my puppy recovering fast.

Please refer to my past blog on putting the magick into a candle if you are having trouble focusing on your intent. 
http://thewhiteravengirls.blogspot.com/2016/04/putting-magick-into-candle.html






I'm a big fan of sand in a dish as a candle holder. It will always fit every candle and I feel it gives a firm base to my intent. This sand is from Lake Tahoe which is one of my favorite places so it adds more Magick to my spells. 






Nessa and I made some loose healing incense a few weeks ago so I already had that prepared. I just lit a charcoal and set the healing incense to simmer next to my candle. You can use any incense of your healing choice. 






I also picked a stone for Sage, 
Green Kyanite
It's a balancing stone and known to be a natural pain reliever. 
I also anointed it with the conjure oil I made.








I added incense as needed and if I were to use this candle in more than one burning I would re-anoint it before relighting it, but since this melted away all in one sitting there was no need. 

Once the candle is out, as well as the charcoal, my stone will be fully charged and I will put it under Sage's bed as she recovers. 




)O(
AnnaStacia



P.S.
One of your greatest tools as a Witch is going to be your journal, or notebook, or Book of Shadows (whatever you wanna call it) Always write down all of your research and correspondence for spells. It will be so useful when trying to recreate an energy and help further your knowledge. 




Monday, May 2, 2016

Quick Candle spell for Moon Day



Light White candles on Mondays.
The Moon represents the feminine spirit 
Today is a great day for communications and reconciliations.
I'm not sure if that means Women are more eloquent and forgive easier but there you have it lol
Anoint with Ylang Ylang or Lavender


)O(
AnnaStacia









Sunday, May 1, 2016

Beltane Faerie Candle Spell for Banishing Negativity


To continue with spell a day candles I decided to do a Sunday Beltane candle spell. Sundays are for the Sun and help us shine light on any negative energies we are carrying around and banish them. I couldn't decide on what color candle, but since it's Beltane I chose a variety. 
Yellow, gold and orange are great for today. 



I anointed them with Lavender Oil for peace, happiness, and cleansing, a bit of Honey for the Faeries. Then I rolled them in crushed Sage leaves for grounding and clearing.



Light them up and keep your thoughts positive and your dreams true. Thank the Fae for a beautiful Beltane and feel the negative energies fade away in the sunshine. 


See, even a lady bug came by to say hi!


Have a Blessed Beltane! 
)O(
AnnaStacia




Friday, April 29, 2016

Business Networking for Beltane



This Beltane has been so much about finding out who you are as a person and then having the confidence to share that part of yourself with the world. 
So what about those of us who have small businesses? Now is the perfect time to put yourself out there!
All of the spells, rituals, incense, etc that we have talked about in these past Beltane posts can also be put towards your business. Beltane's extroverted energy can help overcome the obstacles inherent in job networking. A little Beltane-energized magick can help you cut through the sea of people to the ones who share goals and projects that are compatible to your own. Some of this comes from blending attraction magick with prosperity magick: think catnip and high john as a replacement for more erotic draws like musk and jasmine. In turn, you can use all that Beltane fertility energy to bring the right customers to your business while weeding out the customers who game the system and drain resources. This can also be geared toward employees if you are at a time and place where you need to do some hiring. 



First off, Make a plan! Know what you want for your business. If you have big dreams, then make it a point to try and figure out what exactly you can do to get you on the path to where you want to be. 
Make sure you know your product inside and out. You are gonna get questions, and you want to make sure you have the knowledge to back it up instead of sitting there twiddling your fingers "Uummmm...." Confidence is key! If you come up to me trying to sell me something and you 1. Don't have knowledge of your product, and 2. Don't believe in your product, I WILL go somewhere else. And so will other people. I don't care if you are my best friend, or even family. But, that's just me.

So...now that you have a knowledge and love for your product what is your next step? NETWORKING! 
What does this mean exactly? It's basically you getting together with other people, and supporting each other's businesses. 

When I was living back in Southern California and I had my boutique I had started a networking group on facebook. I started adding people who I knew either had a small business, were craft and fair vendors, even photographers. It started off with all of us just talking back and forth. Inviting each other to craft fairs, farmer's markets, etc. But it eventually got to a point where I was doing monthly events at my home where each month a select few different vendors were showcased and able to set up a table. Like a mini "fair". There was never the same vendor showcased 2 months in a row. This was great because it not only gave those people an opportunity to talk about their product like they would at any other "networking" meeting, but they were able to sell what they had there as well. I ended up getting to know so many people and becoming friends. What did that mean for our businesses though? Well, if I knew of an event coming up, or vice versa, we would let eachother know and sign up together. Business in general is so much easier when you have a support system! By the time I moved out of state, and turned over the group to a close friend we had hundreds of members! So it was like our little "networking" community.

This is what you want! Strive for this. Try and find something in your area that gears towards networking, or even just the same ideas etc that you might have. And if you can't find anything, start it up yourself! "If you build it, they will come!" Pretty much applies here.

Anna and I are in this process as we speak. We have been trying to reach out to those in our area who are of like minds to help strengthen our community. Eventually one day we want to have our own shop and fill it with items that we either make ourselves, or that we sell on consignment from local artists in the area. Big dreams! It WILL happen eventually. Baby steps. 



Going back to networking...
If you want to attract the right people to your business maybe try this simple spell for Professional Success:

What you will need:

A photo of yourself, or business
1 Green or Red 7 day candle
A coin
Attraction incense (check previous post for our recipe)
Prosperity incense
Frankincense and Citrus Bliss (Contains wild orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, tangerine, clementine, and vanilla oil) Essential Oils

Ingredients for Prosperity Incense:

Frankincense, Bergamot, Cloves, and Red Clover Blossoms



*Before doing this spell, be sure of the things you are asking for. Once this is in motion, it is nearly impossible to stop.

Cast your circle before you begin. (You can refer to our other post How to Cast a Circle)
If you feel the need to call upon any deities, gods, goddesses, guardians etc, now would be the time.



First, you are going to want to dress your candle. I find that a skewer or metal stick is effective in making holes in your candle all the way to the bottom. Next, fill your candle up with the essential oils. Make sure that the oils cover the top of your candle.
Next, add your incense to the top of your candle. Just enough that it covers the oil. (I mixed the 2 together in a small bowl beforehand) Your candle is now ready.



Put your picture in front of your candle and place your coin on top. (I keep a separate coin for when I need it in my magickal workings)



As you light your candle I want you to close your eyes and envision what you see for yourself and your business. Picture your business in your mind, down to every last detail. Do you have a storefront, or is it an online business? What does it look like? Picture yourself interacting with your customers. See yourself selling your items, giving knowledge. Envision the exchange of money. Keep all of these positive thoughts going as you begin to chant:

Prosperity, Prosperity
Bring all good things in life to me.
Attraction help my business grow
In love and light, now make it so!

Some of you may say this just 3 times. I tend to repeat my spells until I feel that the magickal energy has released itself. Luckily for me it hasn't gotten into the double digits. 

I find that sometimes the most simple spells are most effective as long as you have the intent behind it.



I recently did a quick healing spell with one of the spell candles Anna and I dressed for Healing and not 5 minutes after I lit it, it cracked the glass! I thought to myself..."My magick is so strong that I'm breaking shit!" LOL. 
The point here is to remember that the magick comes from inside of you. You are what makes it work. Everything else, just increases it. 

Close the Circle when you are done and remember to thank any and all whom you have invited to help you.
Remember to light your candle every day. You don't have to go through the whole process of casting a circle, calling upon deities, or repeating the spell, but if you feel like it, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt.

Soon you will be enjoying the bountiful blessings that this wonderful spell will be bringing to you.

(On a side note: Anna and I are in the process of making a batch of spell candles that you will be able to purchase. You will be able to choose from Attraction, Prosperity, Healing, or Divination. I'm sure there will be more options later on, but this will be our basis.)

Remember when I was talking to you guys about nurturing your friendships and how your relationships are like a garden? The same goes for your professional life. Plant the seeds, give it nutrients, water, sun...the things it needs to grow and you will see it flourish as well.

And above all...Don't be a dick!
This will make networking extremely difficult for you. That, and your garden can't grow if the soil is sour. So...

Let your light shine so brightly upon others that they too want to be a beacon unto the world!
~Luminessa 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beltane and Self Confidence




5 days till Beltane!!! 

And maybe you aren't feeling as bright and shiny as you wish you did. It's almost 'fertility day' and self doubt and Does-My-Ass-Look-Fat-In-These-Jeans?? sneaks in. 



See... not cute.


Lets work on our Personal Mystique and give ourselves a confidence boost!! And use this renewal energy to see the Goddesses and Gods inside of us. Beltane is a great time to make ourselves more appealing, not just to everyone around us but to ourselves! The person whose love matters most is you! And boosting self confidence is in the formula to self love!

Any attraction spells you use to bring things to you can also bring self confidence to you! 
Not just stuff or other people! 
Of course our attraction incense can be used but if you don't want anything that intensive there are plenty of other magickal tips to make you feel as beautiful as you really are! 

Crystals
Aquamarine
Citrine
Rose Quartz


Wear these or carry in your pocket. These stones are fabulous for attracting clarity, positive attitude and peace. 


Herbs
I have read that catnip is very effective in helping you exude a more affable form of attractiveness. Guess it works on people as well as cats. So wear that mint or sachet it!

Here is a list of herbs for love
http://www.everythingunderthemoon.net/plants-herbs-roots-for-love.htm


Also a daily personal mantra works. Some people stick post its on their bathroom mirror with lovely affirmations like

"My focus is on being the best me"

"I am worthy of love and respect"

"I am a beautiful soul and I shine my light for all to see"

I personally go for something a little more aggressive. 





The most important thing is, like in any magick, KNOW you are beautiful! KNOW it in your bones, KNOW it in your soul. This world we stumble through is nearly designed to plant our hearts with self doubt so we gotta be stronger then that, and know our worth and know that we are made of the Goddeess, God, Universe, everything!! 



Bringing on the confidence can change a day, a week, an entire lifetime! 

Then even in the same day we can go from Ughhh to ok, not so bad. 



trying to take weird selfies at work is a total confidence booster lol



So keep it positive, keep it real. And Love the fuck out of yourself!!!



❤️❤️❤️
AnnaStacia








Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Beltane and Nurturing your Friendships



If you have been following our Beltane series, you will notice that it has mostly all been about Self Discovery and learning to love the person that you are! I think that this is a process for all people, whether they want to admit it or not. But you don't have to be on this journey alone. Yes, you are on a path to "Self" discovery, but the best part about that is finally sharing yourself, your feelings, your dreams, hopes, ambitions, and everything that makes you that wonderful person that you are with other people. The people that you hold most dear to your heart. Your Friends!


Now that you have a love for yourself, lets talk about the love you have for others. Love, even platonic love, needs feeding.
Anna already touched base on holding on to toxic relationships for far too long, and the effect that it can have. So weeding out those friendships really is the best thing you can do. And hopefully what you are left with is the beginnings of a beautiful garden.

I see my relationships as a sort of garden that I keep nestled away in my heart. If you don't feed and nurture the things in your garden they will begin to whither and eventually die. You need to be sure to take account of who in your life is worth having. Don't take them for granted. Life is too short, and time goes by too quickly. You will just end up wishing that you watered that seed or brought it out into the sunlight. Let your friends know how much they truly mean to you. 

We live in a day and age where technology has taken the place of face-to-face friendships. This is great if you have friends that live out of city, state, or even country; but I think it takes away from the emotional connection that we get from actually being around people. You can't always gauge how a person is feeling via text or email. Many conversations of mine have been misconstrued due to the simple fact that the other person took what I said in a different way than it was meant. You simply can't get the feeling and emotion across when you are behind a screen. And although I want to sit here and preach saying "if you want the relationship to flourish, make the time to get together!", that isn't exactly plausible. 
Life happens. People are more busy than ever now-a-days, which makes it hard to stay in contact. I personally feel as though I don't talk to half of my friends nearly as much as I should. I'm also the type of friend that can go for months without talking, then just pick right back up where we left off. I'm not a needy friend in the slightest. I always try to make sure I listen to what the other person needs, and help them in any way that I can. Sometimes the best thing you can offer is a ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, and if need be, someone to take shots with. (Even if it's over the phone.)

There are those of us who are very introspective and tend to keep to ourselves. I think of the Hermit when I think of these friends. They are ridiculously knowledgeable in everything and anything, but lack real solid relationships because they tend to not want to get too close to people. This could be because they don't want to put themselves out there and get rejected, because they lack "people skills", or simply because they think nature will just run its course. This is where they need a swift kick in the butt. You yourself have the power within you to make things happen. This goes for friendship too. If you want a friendship, then go out there and make it happen. Start small, make phone calls and see how they have been if it is an old friend. Go out for coffee. Do something small to show that you care. Even a quick text to say, "Hey, you were on my mind" works wonders.

If you are trying to make new friends, just go up and introduce yourself. Or, if you are like most people and are on Facebook; comment on something to strike up a conversation. You will be surprised at how much you might have in common with other people. I just recently made a friend on Facebook who had commented on one of our posts. We totally hit it off, and now I love seeing everything she posts all the time! Unfortunately she lives in Ohio, so there is a very small chance that we would ever really meet face to face, but its a start.

You have to plant the seeds in order for them to grow! Nothing will happen otherwise.

And then sometimes in life you have those certain people that you meet who, right away, you know are going to make a huge impact on you one way or another. Moving out here to the Carson Valley I had this happen with Anna. From the moment I met her, I knew without a doubt that we would be great friends. And once I decide something, it's gonna happen; So poor Anna didn't stand a chance. LOL.  Like any new relationship it started off slow, talking about our likes and dislikes. And if you are lucky like we were, you have that epiphany moment where you go "What!? You too? I thought I was the only one." And that is where your friendship turns into a lifelong relationship.



So, I try to make sure that I water the garden, I give it the nutrients it needs, let the sun shine brightly on it, so that it can grow and blossom, and then others can see the beauty of it. Let your friendships grow as you grow. Share everything about yourself, and if they are your true friend they will love you regardless of your small imperfections. Love is about seeing all the beauty in the imperfections. Looking at what others disregard, or don't like and deciding "Hey, that's the best part about you!"

So plant your seeds, let your garden grow! Tell the people that you love why you love them! Lift each other up! And weed out the negative. (This is the toughest part) But once you do, your life will be so much happier.

What's funny is I just asked Anna if she would help me out with my actual garden in my "backyard". Working together to make things grow; literally, and metaphorically. Yay!

May your light shine so brightly upon others that they too want to be a beacon unto the world!

Love and Light to you all! )O(
~Luminessa

Monday, April 25, 2016

Beltane and the Veil




When me and Nessa were brainstorming our Beltane blog series I kept coming back to the question, what is Beltane energy? What is it that we are working off of here? And even though we kept saying, it's fertility, it's renewal, it's rebirth, it just wasn't registering with my thought process. Because yeah we did spring, we've been working with this energy for a month now, what makes Beltane, May 1st, special? (I'm a little slow apparently lol so bare with me) Then I remembered we are on the opposite spectrum of Samhain and THEN it finally clicked!

I always knew that the seasons Down Under were opposite us but that was just a thing I knew, info to help my cyclic mind work. But this year is different for me. My son recently moved to New Zealand, and I hear about all of the seasons in complete opposition to ours. He is just now entering Autumn and next week is his Samhain.



So now, finally, why is May 1st special?

I believe that in the same way the veil is thin during Samhain, for Death energy to peak it's head in to mingle with the living, it's the same for Beltane energy. Only opposite. Do we celebrate fertility, and rebirth, and renewal so vehemently on this day because the veil between the unborn, or unfertilized would be more accurate, and the living are at it's thinnest? 

In my path we believe in reincarnation, and in every one of our lifetimes we choose who to be before we are ever even conceived. We know what struggles and triumphs we need to learn. We attune to a certain lifespan to further our own souls journey. Perhaps, during Beltane, these souls that are preparing to live again are what we can sense. They are not babies, they are still the energies we feel at Samhain, full of experiences and love and lose and sorrow and happiness and they are ready to do it again. They are ready to return to life and LIVE! So this miraculous energy of hope, and new, and taking the deep breath of pure Spring IS Beltane Energy. And the veil, thin and shimmering, is showing us unadulterated life force. The Earth is exploding with it, so are it's surrounding energies in every dimension.

This is why we celebrate creativity and love and faeries and being alive at Beltane. It's permeating from the very air we breathe! 




 I know that in-tuned Witches can feel the shadows slipping and the veil thinning at Beltane as well as Samhain. But for me it's a different energy but the same... 

"Same Same, but different!" - James Franco The Interview


Can you feel a shift in the veil at this time of year? Do you believe this crazy theory that maybe it's the departed souls that are preparing to come back and pick a new vessel? 

I can't help but think this makes the most sense of anything I've ever heard about Beltane energies. I would love to know what you believe is the source of Beltane energy.


Peace

AnnaStacia







Sunday, April 24, 2016

Beltane; A time to focus on YOU






This one is for those of us who hold onto failing relationships far too long. When the death rattle has been warning us for some time to just let it go, but we don't. We drag these unhealthy relationships with us to work, on vacation, to bed at night. Now I'm talking romantic or friendship relations. Sometimes a poisonous friendship can damage us worse then a romantic one.

Right now, with Beltane approaching is an excellent time to reevaluate our self worth and close up those wounds we just let bleed out like the freaking stigmata of friendships. 

An old toxic friend once told me that when you say 'Yes' to something you are ultimately saying 'No' to something else. Now this sounded like some self-help horse shit at the time, until I started saying 'No' to our friendship. Then I realized I was saying 'Yes' to being healthy and happy. 

So I had to ask myself, who am I saying 'Yes' to? Them? And ignoring my own needs and wants? Once you decide a relationship has reached its peak and it's all down hill from here it's a hard task to essentially break it of from that person. Some people are complete adults about it and have a serious talk about being happy and separate. Not me, usually I send off with a 'It's been real!' then I bone out like a Senior on graduation day and never look back. After some serious soul searching of course ;)

So here is an exercise  to help you bring in all of your pieces of you and decide if a relationship is really ready to rumble. 

Usually when we get to this point of extraction we are questioning ourselves, our motives, and where our true energies lie. This is very much a meditation exercise so please get comfortable into your most effective meditation position. 

I want you to take complete stock of your person, your toes, your hands, your heart, your brain. So that you can visualize your entire body and your body's energy. Now I want you to think about all the pieces of you that you give to people, you give your compassion, your love, your anxiety, and chances are you leave that energy with that person in that location.

So I want you to visualize your energy with a color, watch the color trails as they pour out of you into the world and attach to the people know, to the places you've been. I want you to watch it flow back into you. Bring it all back to you. Sometimes we feel stretched thin and when people in our lives are perpetuating this they could be grabbing our energy and running with it, so I want you to take it back. Take back your power, ground out what you don't need, send it back into the earth and empower yourself! 

Now that you are the true owner of your wants and needs, what do you want? Do you want this relationship to continue? Do you want to try again? Or do you like being you again?

This totally works for so many things in life. Whenever your energy is stretched thin and you feel like you're bumping listlessly, bring You back to you. Sometimes we give too much and we forget to love ourselves and respect ourselves. Know your self worth and know you deserve to be loved and cherished. Don't settle in romantic relationships or friendships. If you have to work so hard at it that you loose yourself, maybe it's not worth it.


Or maybe you realize... it really is.






Peace

AnnaStacia