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Could You Be A Witch?

are you a witchAre You In Fact, A Witch?

I am often asked, “How do you know you’re a witch?” Most often, the people who ask this question are actually trying to identify if they too, may just be a witch. Do they share that mystical power that sets us apart? The secrecy and hint of shame that often accompanies questions of this sort go back to the days of the witch hunts.

Thousands of men and women, mostly women, were killed in the witch hunts of the sixteenth century. In a period of patriarchal masculine social rule any woman who exhibited power or spoke out, held land or refused to conform was at risk of being targeted as a witch.

The Ancient Wise Woman

Where wise women and healers were once respected and revered, in today’s age the herbal healers are often treated with just a little disdain. While there is definitely a growing trend coming back to the natural and the herbal treatments of old, herbalists are often left until last, when people are desperate and have tried modern medicine.

But we witches are still here. We are slowly reclaiming the beauty and power of our title as witches, and one way is to do so through education.

What is a Witch?

Witches are people who love the earth and worship nature. We do not, nor have we ever, worshipped Satan. Nor do we have ugly warts on the end of our noses – thank you Hollywood for perpetuating that myth.

A witch can be any number of people. A Goddess, a Priestess, a Healer, a Shaman, a Wise Woman or a Witch – we are all at one with nature and live to be at one with the world.

In truth witches are beautiful, nature loving folk who do no harm to others. We have a karmic understanding that everything we do will come back on us three fold. We are aligned to nature and the phases of the Earth and the moon. We have a unique relationship with the Great Mother.

ancient runes and witchraftAm I a Witch? Yes. Are you a witch? Read on to find out.

Do You Exhibit Earth Powers?

Witches are at one with the Earth. We have the powers of women, birth, transformation, healing and rebirth. Do you look to Mother Nature to find the answers to your world? Do you feel aligned with the seasons?

When you are aligned with the seasons you may be on fire in the summer, sexually and creatively charged and heated. In Autumn do you feel the urge to cut things out of your life, like the falling leaves letting go of that which you no longer need? In the winter, do you feel the weight and the silence of the dark pressing down on you? In the Spring are you reborn, your energy renewed?

Where Does Your Wisdom Come From?

Do you find that you posess an ancient internal wisdom? Can you resolve problems with an innate, calm? Are people drawn to you to find solutions to their problems? Do you leave people with hope in their hearts as they leave your side to conquer their problems?

Are you the one friends and family turn to in times of need because you are filled with warmth and wisdom?

Are You At One With Nature?

Do you live by the woods or a body of water? Do you long to be free, is your apartment alive with the feeling of nature in your books and images you have around? Do you feel at your best when you are in the great outdoors?

Witches are intertwined with nature and the powers of the Great Earth Mother. They instinctively long to be by her natural beauty, so even if you live in the city you may find as a witch that you long to be outdoors and surround yourself with nature and natural products.

Do You Revel In The Power Of Storms?

When Mother Nature is at her most visceral and temperamental do you revel in the passion and energy of the storm? Witches are seldom afraid of the Great Mother in all her glory.

Do You Have An Affinity With Animals?

It is not luck that dogs will follow you home, that horses will cross a paddock to be by you, that birds will hop and peck close by to you, seemingly unafraid. As a witch we have a special affinity with animals. You may find that you have a particular relationship with your totem, a special animal you feel connected to. Do not be afraid to speak to the animals, they recognize a kindred spirit.

the full moon - are you a witch?Are You Moved By The Moon’s Energy?

Have you ever felt the magic of being bathed in the glow of the moonlight? Have you felt drawn by the moon, pulled towards its energy? Witches have a special connection to the moon. Female witches may often find that their bodies are aligned with the moon, our own natural cycles reflecting that of the moon in the heavens.

Have you ever sat in the stillness of the New Moon, that darkest of nights and see the potential and the possibilities of your life? It is this ability to listen to the moon, be open to its potential and work with it rather than against it that allows witches to by in tune with the Moon.

Have You Ever Been Called An Old Soul?

Do your wishes come true when you focus on them? Are you a little cautious of your own power? Are other people in awe of your seeming good luck? Witches are old, and they hold the key to ancient wisdom and power. Your eyes are the window to your soul, so if someone has looked into your eyes and called you an old soul, chances are you’re a witch.

Are You A Natural Healer or Drawn To the Healing Arts?

Have you always had a curiosity about healing? Are you working in the healing industry as a doctor or nurse? Perhaps you are working as a traditional herbalist or alternative medicine healer? Anyone who puts their hands onto another human or animal with the intention to heal could potentially be a witch. We are instinctually drawn to help others; we have a connection with nature and her healing and rebirth cycle. Witches are natural healers.

Are You Drawn To Crystals or Beautiful Rocks?

Do you keep crystals in your home? Do you love to wear crystal jewellery? Witches are aware that the crystals and rocks from the Earth hold power and energy. Whether you have collected them yourself or had them given by others, if you love crystals and understand their healing properties you are more than likely a witch. Beautiful rocks and crystals help us to be at one with the earth and to centre our powers.

These are only some signs that may indicate you are a witch. There are many more. You may recognize some of these signs in yourself or in others. We all have a little magic in us; it’s up to us whether we choose to acknowledge our power and be at one with the Earth or to leave it dormant until our next life when we may be more open to the idea that we are in fact, magical.

How Did You Identify With Being A Witch?

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History of tarrot card

Discover the interesting history of the tarrot card

One of the most common fortune telling techniques used in the world is tarot reading.

This method of forseeing the future is quite popular and practiced in so many different parts of the world and the popularity of this fortune telling process is growing day in and day out.

The way to predict your future through tarott card readings
The way to predict your future through tarott card readings

The origin of the tarot originated in Italy in the late 14the century most probably in 1391-92.

The cards function in the way that there are Tarocco (cards) which represent different forms of interpretations.

The assessment of foretelling the future of a person is done by allowing the person to take out single or double cards which mainly represent the mysteries of life.

There are in total 56 minor images with 14 incorporated figures in the four assimilated series (clubs, swords, gold and goblets).

The text of these cards are mainly in Hebrew terms. Each image stands for a mystery or we can say have a meaning in it.

The 56 minor images all have specific meanings relevant to each card which relate to life and circumstances. A reading can provide an insight to a person about there future using the Tarocco.

The trend for tarot reading which originated from Italy had taken over in Europe within 50 years, and within 100 years it became world wide.

As the tarot card became a very popular divination tool to tell a persons future.  In the late 16th century pirates also used the tarot cards to see what forutnes they were going to amass as they planned their piracy by the analysis of the tarot card readers.

In Ireland tarot readers were banned and the death penalty was imposed if you were caught using  the tarot. 

In the past even kings and queens also used this method to foretell the future. Tarot card reading is and will remain a popular way of delving and foretelling the  future of peoples lives.

 

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Love Potions – To Attract Love

Love Potions – Recipes and Incantations to Attract Love

By Alison Yates
Expert Author Alison Yates

Ancient Love Potion recipes have been used for centuries to attract love. The ancient Greeks mixed special love potions called Philtres.

These special brews were used to bind a lover to them, and to arouse love and sexual desire in those who they adored, using magical ingredients such as Dittany of Crete.

Using candle magic to attract love into your life.
Using candle magic to attract love into your life.

Love Potion recipes, love spells and special love incantations have been passed down through the ages, and many people use them today, to help attract real love into their lives.

Love potions, to attract love from a particular person, are best mixed (by you) and drunk (by the object of your desire) at the start of the Waxing Moon. However, certain potions can be drunk by the person who wants to attract the love and affection, as it will help them become more attractive and desirable to the object of their desire.

It is good idea to have a Love Spell cast around the same time too, to help the Magic Charm manifest.

Moon Potion

This special Love Potion was passed down to my mother from her mother and before that.

Place a mix of dried herbs (2-3 teaspoons) on a saucer and leave on the window ledge in the light of the moon overnight (Full Moon is best). Use rosemary and sage as the herbs – add a pinch of dried Dittany of Crete if possible.

On an any evening of the Waxing Moon place the herbs in a bowl or cup and add boiling spring water. Let the herbs infuse for 10 minutes.

Add the juice of a small lemon and a teaspoon of honey.

Before drinking the Moon Potion say these words:

    Goddess of the Earth and of Prophesy
    Each wish in your name must come to be
    So with this loving Moon Blessed Tea
    I [your name] do ask this of Thee
    That, [your heart’s desire] be drawn to me
    So mote it be

When the potion is drunk, expect love and passion to come to you from your heart's desire.

Red Passion Potion

On the start of the Waxing Moon, add the following ingredients to a pan.

* 2 small glasses of red wine
* 1 small glass of cranberry or strawberry juice
* 2 cloves
* 2 drops of Dittany Essential Oil (use vanilla essence if you have no Dittany)

Heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Allow the potion to cool. You can keep the potion in the fridge. When the time is right and the opportunity is present, give one glass to your heart's desire and one for you. Be careful no one else drinks the potion before you need it!

Whenever you use Love Potions, make sure you are certain of the object of your affections, and be careful not to allow anyone else to drink them!

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