Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
MAGIC BATH FOR PROTECTION AND PURIFICATION
Steep a teaspoon of basil in a cup of boiling water, and strain out the herb.
Add it to you bath water for a protective and cleansing influence.
It is particularly useful to clean off the feelings left by contact with those who are negative or controlling.
MAGICK LAVENDER BATH
This spell will refresh and cleanse you. To begin, cast a circle in your bathroom.
Call the elements, and light a lavender colored candle.
Then blend in a muslin bag a teaspoon each of lavender flowers, chamomile flowers,
and dried crushed rosemary.
Hang the sachet under the faucet, and draw your bath water, allowing it to pour down through the herbs.
Add a half cup of lemon juice to the bath. And 2 cups of salt.
When you settle into the tub, lean back, relax, and take three deep breaths.
Close your eyes and focus on the excess tension and stress in your body.
Feel the herbs and lemon draw it out of your muscles and mind.
Thoroughly clean your tub when you are done to remove any residue
of negative energy from the bath water.
Posted by Judith at 5:16 AM
Some of the better know names for The Lady Aphrodite: Greek - Goddess of love, consort of Adonis.
Aradia: Italian - Queen and teacher of the Witches.
Arianrhod: Welsh - Goddess of reincarnation.
Artemis: Greek & Roman - Goddess of the Moon, twin sister of Apollo.
Astarte: Greek - Goddess of fertility.
Athena: Greek - Warrior Goddess.
Bast: Egyptian - Goddess of cats.
Brigid/Brid/Brigit: Celtic - Goddess of fertility and inspiration.
Cerridwen: Welsh - Goddess of the Moon and of harvest.
Cybele: Greek - Goddess of natural caverns, worshipped on mountain tops.
Demeter: Greek - Goddess of the fruitfulness of the Earth.
Diana: Roman - Moon Goddess and Goddess of the hunt.
Dryads, The: Greek - Female tree spirits.
Flora: Roman - Goddess of springtime.
Fortuna: Roman - Goddess of fate.
Freya: Scandinavian - Moon Goddess. Consort of Odin and Chief of The Valkyries.
Hathor: Egyptian - Sky Goddess, Protector of women.
Hecate: Greek - Moon Goddess, Goddess of the underworld, and Goddess of Magick.
Hera: Greek - Goddess of marriage. Consort of Zeus.
Hestia: Greek - Goddess of hearth and home.
Inanna: Sumerian - Queen of Heaven.
Isis: Egyptian - The triple Goddess (Maid, Mother, Crone).
Kali: Hindu - Goddess of destruction and creation. Often called Kali-Ma ("the Back Mother"). Consort of Shiva.
Ma'at/Mayet: Egyptian - Goddess of justice, truth and the law.
Morhan: Celtic - Goddess of Water and Magick.
Muses, The: Greek - Goddesses of inspiration and memory.
Nephthys: Egyptian - Goddess of Midwives.
Norns, The: Celtic - Guardians of the sacred tree Yggdrasil.
Nut: Egyptian - Sky Goddess.
Persephone: Greek - Goddess of the underworld.
Selene: Greek - Goddess of the Moon,
Valkyries, The: Scandinavian - Women warriors who brought the souls of those slain in Valhala.
Venus: Roman - Goddess of love.
Vesta: Roman - Goddess of fire, both domestic and ritual.
Posted by Judith at 5:10 AM
Sunday, May 20, 2012
So hot, that you sweat when your tinkling! Not a good thing.
So I had a bunch of these cute summer wrap around sarongs for the beach. I picked one in cool blue, folded it over, and make a hem about 1 inch from the top... AND THERE YOU GO!
Keeps the room cool, looks beachy and cool, and took me 10 seconds to do!
Posted by Judith at 10:53 AM
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Ahhhhhh my son is home for the summer.... and that means that his food is here too!! All the goodies I CAN'T EAT because of my allergies!!!!
Food I do NOT KEEP IN THE HOUSE!!! It is now lurking in my kitchen.
Eggs in the fridge
chocolate/blueberry muffins on the counter
bagels!!!! Onion Bagels... in the bread box!
Freaking fried chicken in the fridge!!!!!!
When he's away, I don't have that stuff here, so suffering through my allergies is not so bad! (Not good, but without temptation, not bad!)
And now it's all there.....AND I WANT TO EAT IT ALL!!!! I want to put one of those muffins in the microwave, heat it up, slather it with butter, and MUNCH, MUNCH, MUNCH!!!
And you know what, knowing that they have eggs in them, and that they would most probably KILL ME..... doesn't make a freaking difference at all!!!!!
Posted by Judith at 8:12 AM
A friend of mine gave me a great gift.... one of those alarm clocks that not only buzz, but have "earth sounds" you can play all night if you having trouble sleeping.
So I tried it. First there are "loons" (pictured above) Did you ever HEAR loons???? They are freaking ANNOYING!!!! They make this low croon that drive me NUTS! It's not the sound per say, but it more that it's random and weird.... like hearing the person next to you sleeping... and they STOP BREATHING!!! OK, that's not going to do it AT ALL!
So I tried the "rain". Needless to say, I think I went to the bathroom like 10 times that night... NOT restful at all! Delete that sucker!
Then I tried "wind"! It sounded like the wind you get during a snow storm... strong and wooooooo ing. I dreamed all night that I was lost in a snow storm and I was freezing!!! Might be good in high summer, but otherwise... Nah
Last was "ocean" Now I live by the sea.... I LOVE the sound of the beach and waves..... and that's all it was, waves.... made me think of being at the beach at night... alone!
Kinda scary, unless I pictured I was on the beach at night with my boyfriend... then all I could think of was a "knife welding, mask wearing crazy man... ready to chop us up in little pieces and feed us to the crabs!!!"
(I do have a good imagination, sometimes that's not a good thing!)
Now you have to understand the sounds of the beach.
I go to seaside heights all the time and the moment I lay down on the beach, I'm snoozing away. But it's not the sound of the waves that lull me....... It's the sound of kids playing, radios, people talking, the tick tick tick of the games on the boardwalk, the smell of the sea air mixed with fried onions and sausages!!!! It's never quite! The constant hummm of humanity puts me out fast asleep.
So the damn "ocean waves" wouldn't work. But it was still a nice gift, so I'll use the alarm clock with the buzzzzzzz, and forget the rest of the stuff.
I'm telling you ladies.... LOONS SUCK!!
Posted by Judith at 8:01 AM
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Posted by Judith at 5:44 PM
Monday, May 07, 2012
Saturday, May 05, 2012
What's with that???? Maybe they hope you'll call them after you see their post on face book... awww poor baby, what's the matter? But they will NEVER, EVER tell you!!! (because they are sure that not being able to get the cap off the wine cooler is actually so tragic!) Are you so wanting the attention that you have to make up stuff? Do you think your being mysterious?
People who feel that they have to be sick for others to notice them. You can call them hypochondriacs... but it's more like...."ohhhh, I think I have chronic back pain because I'm dying and I'll have to use a wheelchair in a few years, so nothing will make me happy, I'm disabled enough that you must take extra precautions when going shopping with me, help me, make me feel better, convince other people for me that this is NOT all in my head!" And when one sickness wears off, and people stop paying attention... they give it a year... and something NEW appears.
People who HAVE to be the center of attention... no matter how STUPID it makes them seem. I had this one girlfriend, that every time we went dancing... you know where she was in the club because she was the ONLY ONE dancing with her hands WAVING IN THE AIR! (I think she was pretending she was belly dancing) but all she was doing was trying to call attention to herself, and it worked .... people were laughing at her all the time.
The person who doesn't have anything nice to say about ANYONE! Case in point, you invite them over to see your brand new house!!!!... and they first thing they say is "are you sure my car will be safe in this neighborhood?" Like you were living in the slums, and then it goes down from there. (they have to put you down to feel better about themselves)
People who say "I always speak my mind, if they don't like what I say, don't ask" But they are actually chomping at the bit for you to ask them something so they can zing your ass with something nasty and down putting. Heaven forbid you DON'T ask, because they will put the zingers into normal conversations.. like "I love those beige pants... but don't you think they are a bit too small for you?" or "I don't think they have that in your size!" and so on, and so on.
Oh and I LOVE the people who complain all the time about being so short of money.... never having enough to hit the movies or dinner.... but then they say "oh did I tell you I'm going to Egypt for a month, it was such a cheap trip I couldn't turn it down! It cost practically nothing!" Do you think I'm an idiot???? I always treat you, or say, "oh don't bother, I've got it", but you NEVER do the same for me.... cause your so broke!
OH OH OH and that leads to the people who NEVER, EVER pay what you did for something!!!! They always got it (the exact same item) for a 1/4 of the price.... same thing, but much much cheaper!!! Really, and where do you shop? Gee it was the same store...but they thought you were so pretty and special that they reduced the price to way below cost... JUST FOR YOU! Aren't you special?
And yes, I know I'm in a grouchy ass place right now, but all those things have happened to me in the last 2 weeks!!! It's like all the idiots out there decided to gang up on my ass with this CRAP!
sigh, I feel better now.... well, maybe not.... I'm going to look up "how to make voodoo dolls" up on the Internet, maybe that will help some.
Or maybe I should just get some new friends???
Posted by Judith at 9:46 AM