Leo (The Fifth House of the Zodiac)
If you where born between July 23 and August 22 your astrological sign is Leo. Leo's are confident, ambitious, generous, loyal and encouraging. Leo's can also be pretentious, domineering, melodramatic, stubborn and Vain. There is a lot more to the Astrological house of Leo however. Learn more about Leo
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 Wednesday (Óðinsdagr, Odin's Day)
Colors: Purple, Magenta, Silver
Plant: Skullcap, Caraway, Marjoram, Oregano
Energy: Poets, writers, actors, teachers and students. Relative to communication, inspiration, studying and teaching.
Spells involving mental issues, communication, education and self-expression.
Day to put effort in to self-improvement or understanding. Also as day for consulting oracles (tarot, runes), planning magickal work, and writing.
Pagan, Wiccan, Druid Sabbats (Holidays)
Next Sabbat - Mabon (September 20 or 21)
Relative Deities: Mabon, Modron, Persephone, Demeter
Relative Herbs: Marigold, sunflower, hibiscus, rose petals, myrrh
Relative Stones: amber, clear quartz, tiger-eye, citrine
Mabon [ma’-bon] is the Welsh God, the 'Great Sun'. The tale states that Mabon was captured from the Great Mother (Modron) and taken to the Underworld to prevent Him from shining His light upon the world. However, Mabon was clever and returned to fertilize the Earth. This is also the Fall Equinox, the first day of Autumn and the second period of the harvest. This is also the time to celebrate the bounty of Mother Earth and give Her thanks for Her blessings She bestows upon us. This is often called the 'Witches Thanksgiving'. We will plan lavish feasts and gratefully enjoy the bounty. This is also the time to remember our ancestors and those who have passed on. Therefore, we give thanks for what we are given, what we are and for the future gifts to come. Additionally, we give thanks to the yet born. We should reflect on all we receive (small and big).