Magickal Connections

Tarot & Witchcraft ~ with author, Amythyst Raine


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“Seek Magic Everyday”

There is a beautiful one-of-a-kind gift box up at The Witch’s Corner ~ “Seek Magic Everyday”

Special Gift Box
full of Magickal Treasures

click  HERE

Seek Magic Everyday Gift Box

7 3/4 inches wide X 10 inches long X 5 inches high

This beautiful box contains the following items:

1.  Pink Leather-Bound Journal
5 1/2 inches X 8 1/2 inches, 72 sheets
2.  Pink Pen
3.  BFF Voodoo Doll
4.  Lavendar Angel Statue
(5 inches tall)
4.  Bergamot glass enclosed candle
5.  Rose Quartz Ring
genuine stone, size 8
6.  Black Cat Oil
(to draw in spirits)
7.  Magnetic Hematite Bracelet
8.  Three white taper candles
9.  Six incense sticks
(sandalwood)
10.  Magickal Body Lotion
(Lavendar Serenity)
Seek Magick Everyday Gift Box
$69.99
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My Wedding Ring: Labradorite

I started off my marriage to Joe with a traditional wedding band– a channel ring with diamonds, purchased at a fancy-schmancy jewelry store in Omaha.  I don’t have it now (long story, this will be another blog post for another time).  I needed a replacement.  Joe is very “traditional” about some things (not so much about others), and he had it in his head that I would want/should have a traditional bridal set, complete with the diamonds that he loves so much.  The issues for me were 1) that I’m not a conventional person; 2) diamonds are not my favorite stone, they’re actually way down on my list; 3) I cannot abide by the outrageous ridiculously high prices the fancy-schmancy jewelry stores charge.

I didn’t want to make a fast purchase just to have a ring.  I wanted to find a ring that resonated with me, with Joe, and with our relationship.  I wanted to find that ring, the one you see and you think:  “That ring is My Ring!”

One day last week, we had to make a trip into Omaha on business, and of course we stopped at our favorite new-age shop:  Next Millennium.  (We were married in this shop, by the way, right at the front counter, by the owner, Charlie.) …So this story and it’s ending are so extremely well-suited.

This was an unusual day, for one thing, because we didn’t have to rush to be Somewhere Else, we were on our own time and our own schedule.  This meant Time to Browse.  I wish you could smell scents on the internet, the shop always smells beautiful and exotic with incense going; and the background music is always enchanting and relaxing.  I have spent many happy hours with my nose pressed to the glass of the jewelry display cases, and I intended to add even more hours to this happy occupation.

A tray of rings caught my eye.

It was graciously removed from the display case and set before me on the counter. I looked at a couple rings that I had initially noticed first, and then I saw The Ring.  It was one of those 1 second pauses that actually feel like several minutes.  I slipped it on my finger, and I knew without a doubt– this was My Ring.

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I chose this ring by instinct, on a whim, without knowing all of the properties, energies, and correspondences that go along with Labradorite. (Contrary to popular belief, I’m not a walking encyclopedia of new-age knowledge. I have to Look-Stuff-Up, just like everybody else.)  And this is exactly what I did when I got home.  I was amazed, absolutely amazed, without giving away every nuance of our private lives.  The results of my search only served to strengthen my belief in the magick of stones and crystals and their ability to draw you to them when you need their energy and their magick, as well as when you are aligned with their energy and their magick.

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Labradorite:

1)  Numerologically, Labradorite is connected to the numbers 6 & 7

This blew me away.  Joe & I were married on June 7th, 2013…6-7-13  (6+7=13)

Number 6:  Planet– Venus; Element– Water; Letters– f, o, x; Energies– emotions, magnetism, gods/goddesses, cats

Number 7:  Planet– Neptune; Element– Water; Letters– g, p, y; Energies– material aspects, travel, protection, discipline

2) Chakras:  third eye & crown

Third Eye Chakra:

Location:  between the eyebrows

Age of Resonance:  35-42

Shape:  five-pointed star

Color:  indigo

Musical note:  A

Type of Music:  classical

Element:  the cosmos

Aspect of Intelligence:  control and wisdom

Sensory Experience:  mindful knowing/intuition

Essential Oils:  camphor, sweet pea, heliotrope

Crystals:  sapphire, tanzanite, lapis lazuli

Aspects of the Solar System:  the Moon

Astrological Associations:  Sagittarius, Pisces

Metal:  silver

Mythological Animal:  hawk

Plant:  Almond blossom

Qualities:  wisdom, discernment, imagination, intuition, knowledge

Life Issues:  to focus your intelligence; to know who and what are for your highest good and greatest joy; to distill wisdom from your life experiences, both good and difficult; to choose life, health, joy and fulfillment in every aspect of your life

Physical activities:  yoga, tai chi, qi gong, bates eye exercises

Spiritual Activities:  thinking clearly about your life, reading or viewing uplifting and positive books or films, reflection, contemplation, meditation, and creative use of your imagination to visualize the life you say you want.

Positive Archetype:  Wise Person or Elder

Negative Archetype:  Intellectual

Angelic Presence:  The Shekinah, better known as the feminine face of God

Positive:  The Wise Person

This is a person who has cultivated wisdom. Wise people offer the best of their life experience to assist others along the path of life.  They encourage spiritual pursuits ands physical adventures as well as guiding us in making optimally wholesome choices for ourselves.  Wise people live by universal principles and trusts in a higher source to guide them through the peaks and valleys of life, and with good fortune they assist us in leading ours.

Negative:  The Intellectual

This is a person who draws only on information from the limited resources of rational, analytic thinking without incorporating either the emotional or spiritual aspects of life.  Intellectuals seldom have a holistic assessment of a situation.  Their thinking tends to be dry, lifeless, and without energy.  They are limited in their scope because they trust only conventional ideas.  The are often judgmental and narrow in their outlook.

Crown Chakra:

Location:  top of the skull

Age of Resonance:  42-49

Shape:  round skullcap

Glandular Connection:  pineal gland, which secretes melatonin and other hormones known to affect tranquility, sleep, and light sensitivity

Color:  violet

Musical Note:  B

Type of Music:  Indian raga

Element:  the Cosmos

Aspect of Intelligence:  spiritual understanding

Sensory Experience:  bliss

Essential Oils:  violet, lavender, lotus, elemi

Crystals:  amethyst, alexandrite

Aspect of the Solar System:  the Universe

Astrological Association:  Aquarius

Metal:  platinum

Mythological Animal:  eagle

Plant:  lotus flower

Qualities:  grace, beauty, serenity, oneness with all that is

Life Issues:  selfless realization of your indelible connection with the greater whole of life; creation of a vital and resilient spiritual context for holding your life experiences

Physical Activity:  non– stillness

Spiritual Activities:  prayer, meditation, reflection

Positive Archetype:  Guru

Negative Archetype:  Egotist

Positive:  The Guru

Gurus are people who realize who they are.  They know that the divine force flows through them and they are identified with that as the substratum of their being, rather than the temporal parts of their life.  They let life move through them and take them ever deeper into consciousness itself.

Negative:  The Egotist

Egotists are people who think their efforts alone carry them through life.  They believe that they are separate from a greater whole of existence and that their striving and effort controls the outcome of their life.

3) Astrological Connections:  Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Again, I find the association amazing– Joe is Scorpio (which explains a lot, but that’s another blog post).

Leo…is self-expression seeking confidence, ease, and honor in the social world.  The house where your Leo rules is where you will be challenged to “shine”; to apply the positive, creative qualities of your sun sign, and find a sense of inner peace.

Scorpio…is intense emotional power probing and penetrating into the unconscious; seeking the power of transformation at work in ordinary reality; seeking to accept all that is frightening or overwhelming.  The house where your Scorpio rules is where you will be challenged to completely transform your life. You seek control in this part of your life and can be manipulative and secretive.

Sagittarius…is an expansion quest to discover truth and the interconnectedness of all things.  The house where your Sagittarius rules is where you will be challenged to expand your experiences. You are philosophical about the affairs of this house, and generous with its gifts.

4) Physical Healing/Emotional & Spiritual Properties

General Healing Qualities: Good for mental sharpness, intellect, right/left brain activity, inspiration, intuition, and originality.  Lets you see many possibilities at once, aids scientific analysis

Also…Good for digestion and the eyes; helps remove warts; beneficial during radionics treatment; aligns physical and etheric bodies; PMS; vitality; brain; stress reliever; regulates metabolism; colds; gout; rheumatism; hormones; blood pressure

Emotional/Spiritual Qualities:  Allows magick to happen; stabilizes the aura and enhances the flow of energy between the aura and the chakras; helps with insecurity, anxiety, and stress

5) Other Qualities, Attributes, and Information about Labradorite

“…Labradorite is thought by some to symbolize the moon and the sun and has, in fact, been found to be a constituent of moon rock.  Feldspar, and therefore Labradorite, assists one to progress from old ways, encouraging unconventional and exciting new methods to attain one’s goals.  Labradorite can also assist one to handle changes, promoting strength and perseverance.  It has been known as the Matriarch of the Subconscious Mind, facilitating the transformation of intuition into intellectual thought.  It is said to be helpful in the treatment of disorders of the brain, to stimulate mental acuity, and to reduce anxiety and stress.  It can assist in digestion, regulation and metabolism and has been used to clarify the eyes.  Labradorite is Saturday’s gemstone.”

“…A stone of transformation, Labradorite prepares body and soul for the ascension process.  This highly mystical and protective stone raises consciousness and deflects unwanted energies from the aura, preventing energy leakage.  Holding esoteric knowledge, it takes you into another world or into other lives.  This crystal helps banish fears and insecurities and the psychic debris from previous disappointments, strengthening trust in the universe.  Labradorite removes other people’s projections, including thought forms hooked into the aura.  With Labradorite, analysis and rationality are balanced with inner sight.  Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance.”

Regarding yellow Labradorite, which my ring contains: “…Yellow Labradorite accesses the highest levels of consciousness, assisting visualization, trance, clairvoyance, and channeling.  It expands the mental body, attuning it to higher wisdom.  This stone is useful for detaching from undue influence or manipulation by others, and especially for treating codependency or an enabler who is unable to let the person learn their own lessons in life or who unconsciously wants to prolong dependency.”

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Joe & I, standing on a ledge behind a waterfall in The Lied Jungle @ Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha.

The Metal:

Silver

Energy: receptive (feminine)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Powers: love, psychism, dreams, protection, travel
(physical & astral), money

When worn, silver stimulates psychic awareness and personal abilities and is often worn during divination. You can wear silver to bed to enhance prophetic dreams and to aide in astral travel. It is a protective talisman worn by travelers, particularly to those traveling on or over water. Silver is connected to the energy of the Moon and the Goddess (feminine divinity), and can be worn to aide in a Wiccan ritual known as “€œDrawing Down the Moon”€.

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Resources for this blog post includes:

“The Book of Chakras” by Ambika Wauters

“The Crystal Healers” by Philip Permutt

“The Magic of Crystals & Gemstones”
published by TOPSTONES (Pty) LTD
Simon’s Town, South Africa

“The Encyclopedia of Crystals” by Judy Hall

“The Gray Witch’s Grimoire” by Amythyst Raine

The Websites:

The Witch’s Corner

The Signs of the Zodiac

 


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Metal Magick

I’ve got new bracelet/ring sets in at Enchanted Jewelry, beautifully handcrafted from alpaca silver, brass, and copper.  There are a variety of styles, but only five sets available at this time.  The rings average a size 8.

Copper

Energy: receptive (feminine)

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Powers: direction energy; healing; luck; love; protection; money

During ancient times in Mesopotamia, copper was attributed to the Queen of Heaven, as well as to goddesses associated with the planet Venus (Aphrodite, Astarte, Ishtar). Copper is a conductor of electricity and is often used in magickal wands, with clear quartz crystals, to direct energy. Copper is worn by magickal practitioners, as well, for the purpose of directing energy during spell crafting and rituals. Copper has the ability to balance receptive (feminine) and projective (masculine) energies in the human body, thus facilitating healing. Copper is worn to aid in the relief of rheumatism and arthritis, but is worn for general healing and to divert illnesses of all kinds. It’s considered a lucky metal and is often worn in conjunction with gemstones geared to bring good fortune. Copper can be worn to attract a lover and is often paired with an emerald for this purpose.

Brass

Energy: projective (masculine)

Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Powers: healing, money, protection

Brass can be used as a magickal substitution for gold, and is often used in money spells and rituals. Brass can be worn or used with stones to attract money and prosperity, such as aventurine and pyrite. It’s also used in ritual healing and can be worn to ease stomach cramps and nose bleeds. Brass is a protective metal, and can be worn to guard you against physical, emotional, or psychic attack. It can also be used for defensive magick, to send negative energy back to its source, and it can be charged and worn for this purpose.

Silver

Energy: receptive (feminine)

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Powers: love, psychism, dreams, protection, travel (physical & astral), money

When worn, silver stimulates psychic awareness and personal abilities and is often worn during divination. You can wear silver to bed to enhance prophetic dreams and to aide in astral travel. It’s a protective talisman worn by travelers, particularly to those traveling on or over water. Silver is connected to the energy of the Moon and the Goddess (feminine divinity), and can be worn to aide in a Wiccan ritual known as “Drawing Down the Moon”.

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Metal Magick bracelet/ring sets,
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Prehnite: My Stone of Choice

I was browsing through “The Crystal Healer: crystal prescriptions that will change your life forever” looking for a stone that would compliment the energies I’m dealing with in my life at the moment, a stone that would enhance any natural gifts and give me a leg up on any health issues, a stone that would enhance any chances for opportunities coming my way, and a stone that I would feel a natural connection with.  After browsing this book, my choice was “Prehnite”.

Prehnite’s energies include: the incredible energy of unconditional love; the enhancement of inner knowledge (intuition); it helps you with spiritual growth and the direction of your destiny; and helps you to recognize the truth.  Physically, prehnite assists in finding the root cause of an illness.  Healers use prehnite for issues of the kidneys and bladder, the thymus gland, shoulders, chest and lungs.

I managed to find a necklace (made with prehnite, jade, and hematite), a prehnite bracelet, and a prehnite ring on Ebay, each one from a different source, all three of them lovely and magickal.  The necklace carries additional energies because it is crafted with additional stones:

Jade:  just as prehnite enhances issues of the heart and unconditional love, so jade is another stone of the heart, traditionally used in the orient as an engagement stone; it’s a stone that enhances fidelity.  Physically, jade is used for healing lung and heart problems; the immune system; and nervous issues.

Hematite:  this stone is very grounding, strongly connected with the element of Earth; it enhances mental organization and rationality; calms nervous or flighty tendencies; enhances original thinking and logical thought processes; banishes negative energy and helps balance the body, mind, and spirit.  Physically, hematite is used to reduce fevers or treat heat exhaustion; to cure blood disorders, nervous issues, and insomnia; it helps to align the spine and minimize spinal issues.


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Tuesday: Magick & Musings

I’ve been busy updating my website, particularly the Enchanted Jewelry page– make that ‘pages’ now. Enchanted Jewelry has grown to the point that the main page is very full and some people might find it hard to load on their computer. Don’t worry, the main page is still there, intact, but I’ve added individual pages that carry specific items:

Rings

Necklaces & Pendents

Earrings

Bracelets

There’s also been another change at my online shops this summer:

I will no longer be selling my merchandise internationally. Thank you to all my international customers for your support and enthusiasm. I’ve shipped items to Europe, Great Britain, Australia, Africa, and New Zealand, and it was always thrilling to know that my creations were going round the world.

I’ve stopped international sales just because, as a small cottage industry, I can’t afford the exhorbitant cost of international postage, and passing this cost on to my customers just didn’t seem fair.

The newest item up is Alpaca Silver Bracelets, enchanted, bedazzled, and loaded with magickal energy, ready to go:

You’ll find an assortment of these bracelets in a variety of colors and a slew of spells & enchantements.

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Tuesday Magick

Planet: Mars

Color: orange

Herbs: allspice, basil, blood root, cactus, chili pepper, dragon’s blood,

garlic, ginger, holly, horseradish, mustard, nettle, onion, pepper, pine, radish, snapdragon, thistle, tobacco, wormwood

Stones: bloodstone, garnet, jasper (red), ruby, tourmaline (red

Element: Fire

Energies: defensive magick, regaining lost territory, assertion, resolving disagreement, successfully handling disruption, goals

© The Book of Magick
Amythyst Raine 2011

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Today’s Goddess

Minerva

She is the virgin goddess of wisdom, knowledge and commerce. Minvera is the ultimate original feminist, dependent on no one but herself. She never took a mate, but followed her path in the solitary shadows, and it’s in this manner that we often discover ourselves and our full potential. She is a healing goddess, the patroness of doctors and nurses. As an inventor and alchemist, Minerva is attributed with the creation of numbers, muscial instruments, medicines, and machinery.

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Today’s Tarot Card

Six of Wands

The six of wands is a card that smacks of victory, the victorious, acclaim, admiration and adulation, achievement, and full-blown in-your-face success. At its best it tells me that the querent has risen to the challenge of meeting goals and ambitions. At its worst—reversed, the six of wands warns me of an expanded ego, pompousness, conceit, and sometimes an obstinate nature. The reversed six of wands shows failure, blocked paths to success, apathy, and a lack of motivation.

Sometimes the character on this card may view himself or herself in any of these positive/negative lights, or this may be how he/she is viewed by others.

When this card pops up in a reading, it may foretell of great potential in a querent and in their life, or a total lack of talent/drive/ambition needed to complete a project-in-progress. The most positive thing about a reversed minor Arcana card is that it can be turned around—it will be totally up to the querent.

© Tarot: A Witch’s Journey
Amythyst Raine 2010

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Today’s Spell

Quitting Powder

(Also known as Boss Fix Powder)

This Hoodoo formula could be called “Love Fix Powder”. It allegedly forces someone to quit bothering you and leave you alone, halting unwanted romantic and sexual advances. As a bonus, it may also be used to stop any attempts at placing a hex on you.

1. Blend and powder the following ingredients:

ground cinnamon

ground nutmeg

powdered newsprint– Preferably from the target’s favorite publication or even a newspaper that has been in their possession

tobacco taken from a cigarette– ideally obtained from that person, but their favorite brand would be a good second choice.

2. Use the resulting powder in any of the following ways:

Sprinkle it where your target is sure to sit on it or step over it.

Sprinkle it to create a boundary of safety for yourself.

Carry it in a mojo bag as a protective talisman.

You’ll find plenty of free spells at my website to fit a wide array of situations and circumstances to meet your needs:

http://ladyamythyst.webs.com/spellspotions.htm

http://ladyamythyst.webs.com/spellspotions2.htm

http://ladyamythyst.webs.com/spellspotions3.htm

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Enchanted Jewelry: New Items Up!

These are handcrafted Peruvian rings made with both genuine and synthetic stones, set in Alpaca silver– and these rings are adjustable, with a good solid shank that is comfortable.

Alpaca silver is an alloy of zinc, iron, nickel and copper. It is extremely lightweight and does not rust or tarnish.  In spite of their size, these rings are very comfortable to wear, large and gorgeous…and enchanted!

The Enchantments Include:

 

Fertility Spell
Happy Hearth Spell
Goddess Power Spell
Sacral Chakra Balance
True Love Spell
Third Eye Balance
Protection Spell
Money Magnet Spell

Gray Witch Power

 


These rings are very reasonably priced at $12.95 each,
which includes postage.


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New Spells/Items Up at Enchanted Jewelry

New Items!

The following items, plus much more, can be found at:

http://ladyamythyst.webs.com/enchantedjewelry.htm 

The following rings come from India.  They are silvertone and adjustable.  The stones are genuine, huge, and heavy…not to mention gorgeous.  I’ve added several of these pieces to my own collection.

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brown agate

Hathor’s Myrrh Healing Spell

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 Agates come in a multitude of colors, each of which retains its own magickal connections and energy.  Brown agates were worn by warriors for victory in battles, used in modern times for business success in any undertaking, and was once used to guard against the evil eye, disease, bad luck, etc.  It is also worn as a talisman for prosperity.

This agate’s energy is projective (male), its element is Fire, planet– Mercury (generally speaking, for agates), and its magicakal energies include strength, courage, longevity, gardening, love, healing, and protection.

To this beautiful piece I’ve added Hathor’s Myrrh Healing Spell to intensify the healing energy of this stone.  Hathor, the mother of Horus, was revered in ancient Egypt as the goddess of love, motherhood, joy, music, dance; and also as the goddess who helped women in childbirth. 

Among other titles, Hathor was called "The Lady of Myrrh".  Her temples were healing centers.  The enchantment placed upon this ring petitions Hathor directly for healing energy

Brown Agate Ring

Hathor’s Myrrh Healing Spell

$38.00

 

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honey jasper

Jezebel Seduction Spell 

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This gorgeous piece of red jasper, also called ‘honey jasper’, was used in ancient times to guard against fevers and poisoning.  The energy of red jasper is projective (male); its planet is Mars– nice and fiery, to promote passion; and its element is Fire– of course!   It’s a protective stone that’s often used in defensive magicks, is carried or worn for health and healing, and is worn by women to promote beauty and grace…and this is the energy that I chose to enhance with a Jezebel Seduction Spell. 

The energy of Jezebel is called upon to make your beauty and charms irresistible to the one you desire.

  Using herbs and roots in the hoodoo tradition, I empowered this beautiful piece with the quivering enticements of the ancient seductress.  This gorgeous ring is dripping with Jezebel’s sensual charms and feminine magnetism. And now you can possess the sexual mystique that will draw lovers helplessly under your spell.

Honey Jasper Ring

Jezebel Seduction Spell

$38.00

 

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peridot earrings– .925 silver–
posts (very dainty)– four leaf clover design

Good Luck Spell

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Peridot is a stone that contains so much magickal energy– it was used in ancient times to guard against enchantments, nightmares, illusions, and the evil eye.  It’s worn or carried for general healing purposes, especially effective for insect bites & liver ailments; to promote sleep, attract love, calm tempers, and to relieve depression.  It was also used in wealth and prosperity magick.

Peridot’s energy is receptive (feminine), its planet Venus, and it’s element Earth.

I decided to take advantage of the obvious connection to the Irish tradition of the four leaf clover.  To these beautiful earrings, I have cast a Good Luck Spell, using roots and herbs from the hoodoo tradition.  These earrings are charged with the power to bring the wearer good fortune in all areas of life, including  good luck in financial matters, matters of the heart, and matters of health and well-being.

Peridot Earrings

Good Luck Spell

$28.00

 

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