A Pagan Child’s Alphabet (Printable Page)

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Achieving Inner Balance Meditation

Witches Of The Craft®

ACHIEVING INNER BALANCE
DAY ONE – BREATHING LESSONS
Your goal today; mastering a technique known as belly breathing, which should be highly effective in helping you realx.  The belly breathing exercise below, adapted from Hendricks, will Maximze the flow of oxygen into your body by teaching you to breathe deep down in your diaphragm instead of high in your chest.  To begin, either sit upright or lie down with your spine straight; this allows the greatest respiratory flow.  Now relax a moment. 

Place your hands an inch or two above your waist, your fingers extending across your abdomen below your rib cage. In hale and exhale several times, feeling the abdominal muscles tense and release around and behind your navel.  Now consciously slow your breathing, taking five seconds to tense the muscles and five to relax them.  Repeat this a number of times.  then rest about 30 seconds.Now close…

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The Witches Digest for Friday, November 17th (Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

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The Witches Digest for Friday, November 17th

(Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

New Moon Breakthrough

This week with its New Moon is an opportunity for a significant personal breakthrough. Consider now specifically what you would like to shift and what your ideal outcome looks like. Continue reading for suggestions of how to tap into the energies for beneficial breakthroughs and how to focus your mind for optimal results.

With so much going on in your external world, it’s easy to lose sight of your personal goals and your larger soul mission for being alive now. It’s essential, however, to regularly come back to yourself and refocus your energies.

New Moon Opportunity

This is especially true now during the New Moon opportunity window. What’s needed is to be present to the…

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The Witches Digest for Monday, November 13 (The Witches Guide to Mondays)

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The Witches Digest for Monday, November 13

(The Witches Guide to Mondays)

Today is Monday, November 13th

Monday is the sacred by of the Moon, personified as the Goddesses Selene, Luna, and Mani. The moon is ruler of flow, affecting the changeable and impressionable aspects of people. If a Full Moon falls on a Monday, then the powers of the Moon are at their most potent.

Deity: Mani

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Planet: Moon

Tree: Willow

Herb: Chickweed

Stone: Agate

Animal: Crab

Element: Water

Color: Green

Number: 5

Rune: Lagu(L)

Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal(Reed) – October 28 – November 24

Runic Half-Month of Nyd – November 13 – November 27

Goddess of the Month of Cailleach/Samhain – October 31 – November 27

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

Monday’s Conjuring

Monday – is associated with the Moon

Candle colors – white or gray

Crossroads work to learn to…

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The Witches Digest for Friday, November 17th (The Witches Guide to Fridays)

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The Witches Digest for Friday, November 17th

(The Witches Guide to Fridays)

Today is Friday, November 17th

Friday is the day of Venus. It takes it name from Frigg, the Goddess of love and transformation. She rules the spiritual side of a person that manifests in the physical. Because of this, Friday is often thought of as dangerously unpredictable. This is expressed in an old East Anglian adage:

Friday’s day will have its trick
The fairest or foulest day of the week.

Deity: Frigg

Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Libra

Planet: Venus

Tree: Apple

Herb: Vervain

Stone: Sapphire/Chrsolite

Animal: Bull/Serpent

Element: Earth

Color: Yellow/Violet

Number: 7

Rune: Peorth(P)

Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal(Reed) – October 28 – November 24

Runic Half-Month of Nyd – November 13 – November 27

Goddess of the Month of Cailleach/Samhain – October 31 – November 27

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

Friday–The Day of Freya

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Survivor? Or Pioneer?

MystikNomad

*Note: I am specifically speaking about polytheisms centered around PIE religion and the descendant IE faiths. There are other polytheisms out there, of course, but they’re both a) not nearly as commonly practiced by those identifying as “Pagan” or “polytheist”, and b) far beyond the scope of this post AND this blog. I’m also American, so writing primarily for that audience. Thanks for understanding.

My deepening study of Proto-Indo-European religion is resonating through my life in some interesting ways. I’m constantly finding new bits of info or perspectives that challenge what I thought I knew.

It was through that study that I was suddenly able to see a perspective so ingrained in modern Paganism/polytheism that I didn’t even know it was thereuntil I had an alternative for comparison.

It boils down to this: When we practice our faiths, do we see ourselves as Survivors? Or Pioneers?

The Survivors

When…

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Fallow Times and the New Moon

Stone Spiral

Fallow times can be a strange time. Every so often Bast will step back from my life and there will be a stillness in my practice. There is always the initial “Oh crap!” and panic when I feel the disconnect, but then I settle in and know that there is a reason.

Usually she moves back so that I can work with someone else for a bit, to learn a lesson or because I need my butt kicked into gear. Every time there is something that I learn from it, and every time she comes back and our connection is solid again. Eventually, she might vanish forever, but so far we have always been reunited.

It took a few weeks for me to really realize that we were entering a fallow time. I had noticed that Freyja was poking me more often, that signs from her were appearing all over…

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