Cancer (The Forth House of the Zodiac)
If you where born between June 21 and July 22 your astrological sign is Cancer. Cancer's are loyal, dependable caring, adaptable and responsive. Cancers can also be moody, clingy, self-pitying, oversensitive and self-absorbed. There is a lot more to the Astrological house of Cancer however. Learn more about Cancer
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 - Lammas (July 31 and August 1)
Relative Deities: Ceres, Demeter, the Corn Mother, Lugh, John Barleycorn, the Green Man
Relative Herbs: All herbs and all grains (corn, wheat, milo, rice, oats, etc.)
Relative Stones: Tiger-eye, golden topaz, opal, citrine, ametrine
Lammas, also known as Lughnasadh [loog’-na-sod] is the mid summer and the start of the harvest. Celebration to the Sun God for His help with the fertility of the Earth and He begins to wane in the sky. However, His seeds are in Mother Earth and She is at Her peak. Fruits and vegetables are ripened and herbs are at their most potent at this time. We reap the fruits of Her labor and know that we are blessed by all of Mother Earth’s bounty.