Sunday, May 28, 2006


Go to a grove of pines, when the moon is new, and in the earth beneath their boughs inscribe a circle, wide as you are tall. Lie down within it, your arms extended to meet the circle's rim, and saying these words:

The ancient pine
Is evergreen
The crescent moon
May never wane
The circle bound
Is ever round
And so my life
As light and leaf

Pluck three needles of pine from a green branch, take them home, and wind them tightly round about with a hair from your head and a long green thread. Keep this charm beside your bed, that you may dream of eternity, and each night before you sleep, repeat the words that have conjured youth from the enchanted grove. Ever after, you should wear some token of green-jade, emerald, or other stone, ornament, or article of clothing-in honor of this fair spell now threaded through your life.

Summer Mask

Strawberries, abundant this month, are an excellent skin softening agent, containing salicylic acid, which rids the skin of dead cells and allows the skin to absorb more moisture. Below is a simple, quick summer mask that will leave your face soft and glowing!

1/2 cup fresh strawberries
2 tbsp. plain yogurt (with live cultures)
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. honey
1/8 tsp. Essential Oil of Lavender

Combine the ingredients above into a paste and apply to face and neck. Relax for 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.


Fill your bathtub with water and scatter some fresh rose petals in it. Light some vanilla candles and/or incense. As you lie in the water, meditate on the image you would like to project and say these words:

Earth, Air, Fire, Sea
Let the Goddess' beauty
Shine through me