Scorpio (The Eighth House of the Zodiac)
If you where born between October 23 and November 21 your astrological sign is Scorpio. Scorpio's are loyal, passionate, resourceful, observant and dynamic. Scorpio can also be jealous, obsessive, suspicious, manipulative and unyielding. There is a lot more to the Astrological house of Scorpio however. Learn more about Scorpio
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
Influence for Saturday (Laugardagr, Washing Day)
Colors: Black, Grey, Red, White
Energy: Efforts relative to karma, reincarnation, mysteries and wisdom.
Spells to overcome obstacles, neutralizing harmful energy, binding and banishing.
Day for dealing with death, elderly, removal of disease or pests. A day for protecting by blocking or pushing away negative forces.
Pagan, Wiccan, Druid Sabbats (Holidays)
Relative Deities: Mother Berta, Father Winter, Santa Claus, Kriss Kringle, St. Nick, the Kings of Holly and Oak
Next Sabbat - Yule (December 21 or 22)
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.