Astrological Sign

Sagittarius (The Ninth House of the Zodiac)

Sagittarius If you where born between November 22 and December 21 your astrological sign is Sagittarius.  Sagittarius are independent, optimistic, jovial, honest, straightforward and intellectual.  Sagittarius can also be unemotional, careless, irresponsible, tactless and restless.  There is a lot more to the Astrological house of Sagittarious however.  Learn more about Sagittarius


Pagan, Wiccan, Druid Advice, Tips and Tricks

Ten Things to Take to a Pagan Festival

If you are attending any type of Pagan festival there are certain things you should take with you depending on what type of an event it is. Whether it’s an afternoon event with potluck dinner or a week-long celebration in the woods there are ten items at a minimum, that will help to ensure that you have a good time and get the most benefit out of the celebration. The ten things you’ll want to remember next time you go to a Pagan festival are:

  • Your Magical Tools
  • An Offering for the Altar
  • A Dish to Share
  • A Chair or Blanket to Sit On
  • An Understanding of Basic Ritual Format
  • Notebook and Pen
  • A Watch
  • Camping Gear and Personal Items
  • A Donation of Time or Money
  • A Positive Attitude and an Open Mind

Daily Influence

Every day of the week has its own specific planet related energy.  Sometimes gearing specific acts towards these days will be more effective than not.

Influence for Thursday (Þórsdagr, Thor's Day )

Thor's Day

Planet: Jupiter
Colors: Blue, Metallic
Element: Earth
Number: 4
Plant: Lemon Balm
Energy: Efforts for material gain, accomplishments, general success, awards or legal issues.

Spells for prosperity and money, luck and business.

Day for matters of luck or prosperity. Also a day for political power, influencing people in high places, law and courts.

Pagan, Wiccan, Druid Sabbats (Holidays)
Next Sabbat - Yule (December 21 or 22)

YuleRelative Deities: Mother Berta, Father Winter, Santa Claus, Kriss Kringle, St. Nick, the Kings of Holly and Oak
Relative Herbs: Chamomile, rosemary, ginger, sage, cinnamon
Relative Stones: Quartz crystal, blue sunstone, emerald, ruby, sapphire

Yule lands on the first day of winter (Solar Festival). This is also known as the Winter Solstice. Some of the traditions are similar to Christian Christmas, yet the ancient Egyptians started this festival about 4,000 years ago. It was a 12-day celebration of Horus’ rebirth. Naturally, many other cultures created similar festivals of celebration of gift-giving also. Yule is derived from the Scandinavian word Jul meaning wheel. This celebration is from the battle between the Holly King (darkness of the old year) and the Oak King (light of the new year). The tale is told during the lighting of the Yule Log to encourage the Sun’s birth to warm us again.