Libra (The Seventh House of the Zodiac)
If you where born between September 23 and October 22 your astrological sign is Libra. Libra's are diplomatic, graceful, peaceful, idealistic and hospitable. Libra's can also be superficial, vain, indecisive and unreliable. There is a lot more to the Astrological house of Libra however. Learn more about Libra
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 - Samhain (October 31)
Relative Deities: Hectate, Pan, Persephone, Hades, the Morrigan
Related Herbs: Bay leaf, lavender, mugwort, nutmeg, sage
Related Stones: Obsidian, black onyx, bloodstone, amethyst, opal
Samhain [sow’-en] is celebrated on October 31st. Other names are Halloween, Hallows and All Hallows Eve. The celebration relates the roles of Death in the cycle of Life. In ancient cultures this was the day to close loose ends, put things to rest, finish the gathering of crops, and prepare for the winter. The main aspect of this sabbat is to honor those who have died. The potential of working with Spirits is quite connective now. The veil between Life and Death are at its thinnest point this time. We are at the closest to the Spirits which can be the best time to work with divinatory tools. This is one of the highest and most magical times and also considered the New Year.