Agate

Other Names

There are many different forms of agate, for example; banded agate, blue lace agate, fire agate and moss agate.

Associations

Deity: Cerridwen, Bast, Odin, Asklepios
Sabbat: Mabon
Planet: Mercury
Element: Earth
Zodiac: Gemini, Virgo
Chakra: Solar plexus, Root Continue reading

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Ritual Outline

First I must repeat that this is just a basic guide; some people may do things in a slightly different order, or even omit parts that they feel are not necessary. The outline below will give you a good point to start from, and with experience and further knowledge you can tailor it to something which suits you. Continue reading

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Casting A Circle

Before you begin, think about what you’ll be doing inside the circle. Focus on the working you want to complete, and clear any negative thoughts from your mind – you want to remove all distractions from the task at hand. When you create a circle it acts as a barrier, containing all the energy you raise until you send it out or dispel it. You should have planned out where your circle will be, and you can mark its outline on the ground if you want. Bear in mind that what you are actually going to create will be three-dimensional; a protective bubble extending above your head, and below your feet. The ‘circle’ is simply where bubble intersects the ground. You will need lit incense and salt water on your altar, and your athame (or wand, or index finger) to hand. Continue reading

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Zodiac Signs

A person’s zodiac sign (or star sign, or sun sign) is determined by the position of the sun when they were born. During the year the sun will move through each of the twelve zodiac signs, and the approximate dates for it entering and leaving each sign are given below. Also each of the four elements is related to three of the signs, and a person may exhibit traits associated with the element their zodiac sign relates to. Finally each of the signs is either cardinal – characterised by new enterprises and fresh beginnings, mutable – characterised by adaptability and change, or fixed – characterised by stability and dependability.
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Numbers

People have always been interested in the patterns that appear in numbers, attaching certain meanings and relevance to particular values. Various numerological methods exist which assign numbers to letters so that words can be converted into values to be analysed. This can be applied to anything, from your name or birthplace to everyday words. The Hebrew system of Gematria does this very thing and says that words or phrases that equate to the same numerical value must bear some relation to each other. Continue reading

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