Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I've been feeling like crap lately. I realized that I was Iron low, when I started craving ice cubes.... so I took the meds my doc gave me for my chronic iron deficiency.... and fucking WHAM!!! Guess who seems to be allergic to the meds?
Haven't taken them in a few years, so it happens I guess..... but I still felt shaky, weak, sick.... all of the stuff that Iron deficiency brings to the table.
What to do??
I remembered my Mother old time cure for the problem. Like when you have your period and get all weak and shaky.... my Mom took out the Molasses!!!
What luck!!!!!, I had some in my pantry.... don't even ask how old it was.... but it was there.... and miracle after miracle it was UNSULFERATED!!!! (I'm allergic to Sulfer)
So I put a giant tablespoon in a glass of milk! I know your saying "OH YICK" and your right..... molasses is not the best tasting thing in the world!
Within seconds of the first sip, I stopped shaking, and by the end of the glass I felt fantastic! Works super fast!!!
Thank you Mom for the old time cure, that works wonders!!!!
Posted by Judith at 9:26 AM
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sorry for the slightly blurry pic! But I had to show you this cute wee little hat I found!!!!
It's satin, with feathers, flowers, a Vail, and even a tiny spider on the Vail.... It comes with a headband to keep it on your head, or you can pin it!!!!
AND IT WAS AT WALL MART, FOR $5.00!!!!!!!! Unbelievable price!!! It's small as you can see, but just the perfect topper if you don't want to wear a full size hat.
I picked the green, but there also was a purple one that was only $2.00!!!
Check out the costume department in your local wall mart!!!
Posted by Judith at 12:05 PM
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I was so happy with the response of my last give-a-way that I'm doing it again!!!
I was going to give away a spell book, but I know my lady's, and my lady's like jewelry!!!
So this is the newest prize. It's a sterling sliver pentagram, with a genuine garnet heart dangle!
This is a very heavy piece! good solid weight!
The Garnet is known as the stone for a successful business. If your business is not as good as it should be, just put 3 or more garnets on your desk. It is believed that if a garnet is put under a pillow it will cure depression. Garnets can be used to make a person popular and have self-esteem when worn as jewelry. It helps protect one on trips. Garnets bring constancy to friendships. Garnets are also known for stimulating success in business.
Garnet comes in many colors, but now we will speak only about red Garnet. The Garnet is associated with the thyroid and spleen. It helps cleanse and purify both when held over the area. The Garnet is usually held in the hand or placed on top of the head when searching or meditating on past lives. Information that is beneficial and helpful will usually be released for the searcher.
The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. The information released in a search may be painful, but it will always be what the searcher needs. The Garnet will help every one's security level and spiritual awareness.It can help increase the sex drive.
The rules are the same as before,
post about it on your blog,
and leave a comment.
This one I will pick on October 13th, so you can have it by Halloween!
Posted by Judith at 8:35 AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Posted by Judith at 5:28 AM
Saturday, September 11, 2010
“Elder Is the Lady's tree - Burn it not or cursed you'll be”.
The Elder tree (Sambucus nigra) is a member of the Honeysuckle family and is one of the sacred trees of Wicca and Witchcraft. According the Celtic Tree Calendar, the Elder is the thirteenth tree of the year and dates from the 25th November – 22nd December, as such the Elder tree is associated with Yule - the Winter Solstice, which in 2008 occurs on the 21st December.
In the summer with its flat-topped masses of fragrant white blossoms, followed later in autumn by drooping bunches of purple-black berries; the Elder is a familiar and much loved sight in the English countryside. It grows in abundance with a minimum of soil and can be found in wastelands, woods, hedgerows and gardens. Mostly the Elder grows as a shrub, bush or small tree, and rarely exceeds nine metres (30ft) in height. Wild in nature the Elder re-grows damaged branches with ease and can root rapidly from any of its parts. Cuttings or twigs broken of the tree and stuck in the ground will soon produce masses of fruit.
A peculiarity of the Elder is its method of growth. At the base of a sapling, stems appear each growing upright, then after awhile as if under weight they bend over creating a curve on top of which a new bud appears. From this bud a new stem grows upright for a while until it too bends over and so its growth continues. The Elder’s trunk therefore is not formed by one upwardly growing mass like the trunks of other trees, but is a patchwork mess of curving drooping stems. This is why the Elder is neither elegant nor reaches any great height. The stems can sometimes reach nearly two feet in diameter, a size indicating several or more score of years, today however we are lucky to be able to find one growing half that size.
The bark of the wood is rough, corky and light brown to grey in colour, its branches are smoother and its twigs a pleasing bright green, but these are pot-marked with small brownish spots caused by the tree’s lenticels. The wood of the main stem is hard and heavy, white with a fine close grain. It is easy to cut and polishes well, and was often used for making butchers skewers or small toys for children. Other uses include shoemaker’s pegs, fishing rods, needles for weaving nets and combs. It being a hard wood, technical instruments and several different musical instruments were made of Elder. The pith from its branches was sliced and used as floats for fishing, while pith from younger stems being exceedingly light, was cut into balls and used for electrical experiments. In medicine, it was used to hold small objects for microscopic sectioning.
White flowers - Purple-black berries
The leaves of the Elder consist of five leaflets attached to a central stalk sitting opposite each other on its twigs or branches. To ensure its leafing capacity, beneath its main leaf-buds the Elder produces a second smaller bud in reserve, but this will only open if the main leaves are lost due to inclement weather, and can remain dormant for a couple of years until needed. Once the leaves have formed, its flower buds begin to grow and by June the tree is awash with thousands of tiny white flowers.
The flowers all look alike and consist of five creamy white petals, on the back of which five green sepals form a star. In between each petal there are five yellow stamens surrounding a cream coloured ovary containing a three lobed stigma. To allow easy cross-fertilization by flies and other insects attracted by the flowers fragrance, the stamens and stigmas mature at the same time. Clusters of Elder flowers grow all at the same level facing the sky and viewed from beneath resemble many tiny star-spoke umbrellas.
In most countries, the Elder tree is intimately connected with magic and witchcraft, and there are many folktales and legends telling of a witch that live in the tree. One such is about Hylde-Moer, the Elder-tree Mother, who lived in the tree to watch over it. Should the tree be cut down and furniture made of its wood, many believed she would follow and haunt the owners. As the story goes, an ignorant woodcutter once cut down an Elder tree to make a cradle for his newborn son, but each time the child was placed in it Hylde-Moer would appear and pull it by the legs, thus allowing the child no peace until it was lifted out.
To cut an Elder permission must always be gained first by asking, and not until Hylde-Moer has given consent by remaining silence, may the tree be cut down.
As with most trees, one of the main properties of the Elder is that of protection and grown on your land particularly near to the home, helps to protect it from negative energy and lightning attacks. Crosses made of Elder twigs were hung over stables and barns to protect the livestock. People buried objects, items of clothing and even their milk teeth in its shade, to protect the owner from evil spells and disease. Spells were also used to divert illnesses from a sick person into the Elder bush. Pieces of Elder wood worn close to the body will protect against illness, however many people still believed it was dangerous to place Elder in a cradle, fear was that the tree fairies would see this as a sign they could take the child away.
Elder trees can commonly be found growing in old country gardens and cemeteries, for wherever the Elder tree grew was considered sacred space protected by the Elder Mother. The flowers of tree have a slightly narcotic smell and it is considered unwise to rest under it too long, for if you fall asleep you may never wake up. Because of this the Elder has a long association with death. The dead were often laid out on Elder branches and its wood was used to make crosses for graves. In some countries branches of Elder are still put on graves today, and if they sprout, it is a clear sign that the departed person is happy and has been welcomed into Elysium, the blessed realm of the dead.
Elder tree in bloom
If you bathe the eyes with dew collected from the Elder tree, you will be able to see fairies and witches. In the Isle of Man, Elders trees are the main dwelling-place for elves, and in Scotland if you stand under an Elder-tree at Samhain, you can see the fairy host riding by. Scattering Elder leaves in the four winds will bring protection and when used to form a circle, helps to create sacred space. During ritual a flute or whistle made from an Elder can be used to summon spirits.
The Elder has long been noted for its healing properties and was mentioned in the oldest of British Pharmacopoeia’s. To the physician and the wise-woman of old, it was considered “the medicine chest of the country” to those who knew its secrets. Most all parts of the Elder were used in drinks, healing poultices and ointments.
The leaves of the Elder when bruised and worn in the rim of a hat or rubbed on the face will distract flies from settling on the person. To protect the skin from midges and mosquitoes, make an infusion from the leaves and dab it on the skin. Gather a few fresh leaves from the Elder and tear them from their stalks, place them in a jug and pour on boiling water, cover and leave for a few hours. When the infusion is cold, it is fit for use, pour off into a bottle and keep it tightly corked, a fresh infusion should be made often.
Farmers particularly value the leaves of the Elder, which when spread about around barns and granaries deter mice and moles away from their usual haunts. Sheep can and other farm animals can be cured of foot-rot from a decoction of the bark and young shoots. The bark and roots of an old Elder trees was used in the Scotch Highlands as an ingredient for a black dye. The leaves mixed with alum also produce a green dye, and the berries a blue and purple dye.
Elder Flowers Berries have long been used in the English countryside for making homemade drinks and preserves, and are just as popular today as they were in the time of our great-grandmothers. The berries make an excellent homemade wine and winter cordial, which improves with age. Taken hot with sugar just before going to bed, was an old-fashioned and well-established cure for the common cold.
Gender - Feminine. Planet - Saturn. Element - Water. God and Goddess - Lugh, Dagda, Diancecht, Nuada - Airmid, Banba, Etain, Macha, Druantia and Áine. Magical associations - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep and Death.
Astrologically, Elder people have a tie to the White goddess. They are very similar to Rowan people. They are very musically inclined and gifted. Most Elder people will be water people as well, having water as their element or even associated with their astrological birth sign. They are excellent healers but need to be careful not to use their gifts to sway other people's wills and choices. They are also excellent seers.
Posted by Judith at 7:37 AM
I forgot to mention a new give a way!!
Mother Moon has put together some fantastic yummy stuff.... she'll draw the winner on Sept. 23!
Go on, check out her blog, you'll love it!!!!!!!
Posted by Judith at 7:18 AM
Friday, September 10, 2010
This is the wicca reed, it's very old, and most of the time it gets abbreviated.... and you never see the full verse!
Then you get the "dora do-goodie's" version too that's on the web all the time!
I've bolded certain passages to make them more clear.....
1. NOWHERE in the reed does it say that you can NOT DO SPELLS TO HELP YOURSELF!!!!
(that was just something that "charmed" chucked in to keep youngens in line)
2. Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good!
In other words.... if you want to do something bad, do it.... but be sure to do
something good to counteract your bad.... the ORIGINAL REED DOES NOT TELL YOU
THAT EVERYTHING YOU DO BAD COMES BACK TO YOU 10X!!!
NOPE, NADA... That was made up! (probably by those damned Christians!)
and also, by worried moms!!!
For some reason, everyone takes the last sentence to heart. when they said harm, they mean to KILL, not anything else!!!!!
Doing spells for yourself, even selfish spells is good! And allowed!!! Spells against others? As long as you don't kill them, it's good.... and as long as you do the same amount of good spells to counteract them
THE WICCA REED
Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.
For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.
Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.
Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.
When the Lady's moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart's desire seek.
Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.
When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.
Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God's
Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.
Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.
Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.
Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.
Elder is the Lady's tree burn it not or cursed you'll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.
As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it's now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.
When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magick rite.
Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.
In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it's height time for Oak and Holly to fight.
Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you'll be.
Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you'll know.
When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.
With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.
Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.
These Eight words the Rede fulfill:
"An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
Posted by Judith at 3:40 PM
I have two bathroom in my house..... on is in the hall, across from the "boy's" room, the other is in my bedroom
One, in the hall, is the "boys" room..... I never, ever, let a woman in there!!! NEVER!!!
And the one in my bedroom is the "girl's" room. NO MEN MAY EVER USE IT!!!!!
Now my son does clean his bathroom.....but it seems, like a typical male, he doesn't know what the word CLEAN means!
So every year he goes to school, I take the bullet between my teeth..... and go do a COMPLETE CLEANING of the boy's bathroom!!!!!
May the goddess have mercy on my soul!!!!!!
Now I'm not saying it was dirty.... but I used a whole bottle of super ACID cleaner... on the toilet alone!!!!
The tub had to be sprayed, scrubbed (believe me, those little scrubbing bubbles died from shock as soon as they hit the tub!!) so I had to scrub it, and then spray again, and scrub again!!!!!!
AND THAT'S AFTER HE CLEANED IT (in his words) "REALLY GOOD" BEFORE HE LEFT FOR SCHOOL!!!!
All I can be grateful for, is that I only do this once a year...... if I had to do it every week..... I would be DEAD!
Posted by Judith at 8:10 AM
I went to fix my bed this morning, and I just had to take a picture of it.... to show you a little bit of me!!!!
My fav thing to do is READ! At 9pm I shut off the TV, set the DVR to record any shows I want to see after 9.... and off to bed I go.... with my books!
And honestly, after 21 years of marriage..... I rather be in my bed with my books then a man! And I read a lot!!!! These books are just the ones I'm going thru this week!
I always read more then one at a time. Depending on my mood when I go to bed... will depend on what one I pick up. I get a cozy, in my p.j's and read, read, read!
I have to admit to going a "little" nuts when I run out of books, and if I can't afford to buy some more, I'll re-read my fav's.... over, and over, and over!
I keep my books, collect the ones I love, and chuck out the bad ones.
Pathetic? Maybe, but HAPPY! And that's what counts! giggle
Posted by Judith at 4:49 AM
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
I picked up this adult witch hat at the dollar store yesterday!!!!
The purple called to me, and so did the long face Vail..... with a glue gun, I added the sunflowers and feathers! I really love it!
I don't know if I'm going to use it as my table centerpiece or wear it.... or both!
Posted by Judith at 1:17 PM
Sunday, September 05, 2010
A Halloween Snowglobe can be made from an old glass jar, plastic bugs and small stones, and some glitter.(green would be good)
◦Clean out the glass jar and dry.
◦Fill the jar with Karo syrup and place the stones and plastic bugs in the jar.
◦The top of the jar can be sealed in place with some silicone caulking to prevent the liquid from escaping.
◦Once the caulk has dried and the rim of the jar is secure, the Halloween Snowglobe will be slimy
You're ready to scary all those who wish to shake it up.
Tip: pimp up your Halloween Snowglobes by adding food coloring into the jars!
Make a Halloween Tree
◦Get a vase where you will place some bare branches
*Paint them black
◦Recycle old small Christmas tree balls by painting them black, white, and orange
◦Drawing Halloween shapes on them will add your personal touch to the balls
◦Hang those balls on the branches.
If you kept your pointy black hat from last Halloween, here is a really original and quick manner to recycle it. All you have to do is stick Halloween items like spiders and cobwebs or fake hands or fingers, and pin the hat to your front door.
You may even reuse the hat for Thanksgiving by exchanging the Halloween items with leaves, berries, and other Fall items.
Posted by Judith at 12:09 PM
I've been getting ready for my water magic. I've grabbed all kinds of bottles, cleaned them up, and sterilized them.
Then I pick thru my crystals and stones, looking for those I want to use. Like aquamarine crystal for beauty, hematite or quartz for health, etc.
Add one crystal to each bottle. (or a few different ones! depending on what you want to infuse the water with!)
Then I fill them with water..... I am totally AGAINST bottled water. So I use regular tap water.... I have a filter on it so it tastes great, and I'm not polluting my enviorment with plastic!!!
I don't fill the bottles till the first full moon of October. Then I fill them, and leaving the caps off, I place them outside in full moonlight for the night.
The moon empowers the water and infuses the essence of the crystals into it.
The next morning, I cap them, and place in the fridge.
When I need a health boost, or a luck boost, I chug down a shot glass of the water!!
If your going to use the water within a months time, you can also add small springs of different herbs.... but for storing for the long use, I leave them out.
Posted by Judith at 9:10 AM
Saturday, September 04, 2010
I'm totally grumpy today!
You know what I can't stand! People who copy me!!! It sucks!
I have an idea, I tell people about it, and off they go!!!
Not only do they copy me, but, yes I will admit it, they do it BETTER then me!!! (sigh)
This has been happening for as long as I can remember. I'm, like, every body's MUSE!
And to top it off, they never give me a freaking thank you, or anything.
It's probably because I'm too honest. Like my cheesecake recipe. I've had people travel miles just to get some when I made it! But I was always totally honest, and told them that the recipe came from a friend of mine..... Not my recipe, but glad your enjoying it!
Yet, I've been there when a friend made the cheesecake, basked in the glow of people loving it.... but NEVER ONCE DID THEY SAY IT WAS MY RECIPE!!!!! Really??? And I'm sitting right there????? And you don't say ANYTHING????
And I always gave out the recipe!!!! See, this is the problem. when someone likes something I'm doing, I just GIVE IT to them!!!
I used to make beaded jewelry. Every one love my stuff, and I just gave it away to all my friends!!! Never once taking money for it! Now someone who copied me is making it, and selling it to stores! Grump, Grump, Grump!
And there are tons of other things I think of, or do, and people steal and call their own! I never say a damn word! I'm such a woosy!
See, I refuse to compete. I just don't like it, so when the stealer steals from me.... I just back down and stop doing what I was doing.... why? No clue!
The life of a Muse is sucky!
Maybe I should just keep my mouth shut, never show anyone anything I'm doing, and keep it all to myself???
sigh, but I'm just not like that! You ask, I give, it's me!
But I think I'm allowed to be grumpy about it every once in a while! Hump! Grump over.
Posted by Judith at 4:05 AM
Friday, September 03, 2010
Posted by Judith at 4:24 PM
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
OK.............. ladies, she picked the rose quartz!!!!
So the winner of the pentagram is.......
Leeanna!!!!! (clap, clap, clap!!!)
Do the same sweetie and send me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org..... and I'll send it off to you!!!
Posted by Judith at 7:35 AM
ANASTASIA!!!! Write me at email@example.com, with your name and address... and tell me what pendent you want!!!! The pentagram or the heart!!!!
But never fear faithful friends.... the one she picks, she wins.... and the other one is up for a SECOND DRAWING!!!! Yes, you could STILL win one of them!!!!
Out of every one who entered I will pick a SECOND WINNER!!!
As soon as Anastasia decides which one she wants!!!! So hurry girl!!!! Before the others gang up on you!!!! GIGGLE
Posted by Judith at 3:49 AM