1. dupaganalliance:

    Pics from our meeting tonight, where Bridget taught us about the elder futhark. Incredibly informative, if not photographically dynamic.

  2. I’ve decided I’m gonna drag a bunch of folks together to sing the ballad of tam lin for Halloween this year

    It’s gonna happen

  3. pcpsailormoon:

    - Sailor Saturn -

    Sailor Saturn is the Messiah of Silence and Sailor Soldier of planet Saturn. Also known as The Soldier of Ruin and Birth and The Soldier of Destruction, Sailor Saturn can bring about the end of a planet or entire star system with the drop of her weapon, The Silence Glaive. Unlike the other Outer Sailor Soldiers, Sailor Saturn’s Glaive is not a talisman, but an ultimate weapon which she uses to channel her reigning powers of destruction and rebirth through.

    Sailor Saturn is mostly seen as the darker side of the Sailor Soldiers. She is the Grim Reaper of the Solar System, and only awakens when the Universe is in critical condition and/or near evil domination. If the situation is too dire, Sailor Saturn will drop her Glaive without a word and all things will cease to exist. This includes Sailor Saturn herself, for that amount of power must come with a price. After this, there is gradual rebirth and natural evolution process, which differs from The Silver Crystal’s near-instantaneous revival powers. Sailor Uranus also mentions at one point that it was actually Sailor Saturn that destroyed the remnants of The Silver Millennium after the fall of the Moon Kingdom and before they were all reborn on Earth. Despite being the Goddess of Death, Sailor Saturn is a kind and gentle spirit, who also possesses the power to heal wounds.

    When working with Sailor Saturn, you should consider the following things that she can help you with:

    • Closure - whether you want you tie up old relationships or finally be at peace after someone’s death, Sailor Saturn can really help begin the healing process needed to feel closure. There is a Closure related ritual I really need to write-up set around her Death Reborn Revolution attack.
    • Barriers - Related to her attack Silence Wall, Sailor Saturn is very skilled with barriers. This can be very useful to you if you are an empath, or sensitive to aura colours or other-worldly sights and sounds. You can ask Saturn to help you set up a bubble or barrier of Silence around you. Also can act as a protection barrier.
    • Renewal/Rebirth - working with Sailor Saturn can help you find new paths in your life that you may not have noticed before. You may find that a tie you have broken or bridge you have burned may renew into something you may want to look back on. Learn from your mistakes and rise from the ashes.
    • Curses - Although I do not really practice them myself, I can see where Sailor Saturn’s ties to death and destruction could wreck havoc in someones life if used in a curse. Please be warned, the Glaive is a double edged blade and may turn back on you - much like how Sailor Saturn must die when she unleashes her full power.

    Offerings and Altar pieces for Sailor Saturn can include any pop culture references you have of her; a prop Glaive, figurines, etc. I personally have the Death card from my old tarot deck on my altar for her, since they both represent death and rebirth. Sailor Saturn does not like bright light and her civilian forme Hotaru Tomoe collects lamps, so any small source of light would be kind (tealight candles are my go-to, usually in a purple colour). Some form of blade or knife to represent her Glaive, violet flowers, and Hematite for a stone for healing ,grounding and calming. Buck-wheat noodles are listed as her favourite food.

    Dark Purple candles are best for Sailor Saturn, and any choice of incense you feel suits her (I’m still working on that aspect myself, but I use floral or vanilla for the time being.)

    -K

  4. pcpsailormoon:

- Chibiusa and Helios Sweet Dream Sachet -
This little sachet is to help everyone have beautiful dreams! It is fairly simple; so for this sachet you will need:
a square of soft fabric, pink or white
3 long ribbons in pink, white and silver
 a white feather
a small bowl
the following herbs and flowers: vanilla, chamomile, peppermint, lavender, rose, lilac; a pinch of cloves, basil, and sage; and a shake of cinnamon.
small pieces of amethyst (dreaming stone) and rose quartz (for Chibiusa)
Take your small bowl and add the dried flowers, vanilla, and peppermint while thinking about a beautiful dream you’ve had in the past; you want as much positive energy to go into this sachet as possible. You can add more or less of the dried flowers or vanilla depending on what you want it to smell like. I like to add a bit more lilac and peppermint to mine, but I know many people who prefer more rose or vanilla. Add the herbs and spices on top and a good shake of cinnamon. Keep thinking about your dreams and blend it all up!
Now to make the sachet. Take your square of fabric and spread it flat on a table. Start by placing the rose quartz in the middle for Chibiusa, and the additional piece(s) of amethyst. Add your herbal blend on top. (If you’re afraid of everything spilling, you can tie up your sachet quickly now with an elastic band or hair tie.) Take your three ribbons (pink for Chibiusa, white for Helios, and silver for  extra oompf from Serenity)  tie a pretty bow to close the sachet. Now attach the white feather to the end of the white string and say, “Please Helios, protect our dreams!”.
You can hang this above your bed or keep it under your pillow.
-K

    pcpsailormoon:

    - Chibiusa and Helios Sweet Dream Sachet -

    This little sachet is to help everyone have beautiful dreams! It is fairly simple; so for this sachet you will need:

    • a square of soft fabric, pink or white
    • 3 long ribbons in pink, white and silver
    •  a white feather
    • a small bowl
    • the following herbs and flowers: vanilla, chamomile, peppermint, lavender, rose, lilac; a pinch of cloves, basil, and sage; and a shake of cinnamon.
    • small pieces of amethyst (dreaming stone) and rose quartz (for Chibiusa)

    Take your small bowl and add the dried flowers, vanilla, and peppermint while thinking about a beautiful dream you’ve had in the past; you want as much positive energy to go into this sachet as possible. You can add more or less of the dried flowers or vanilla depending on what you want it to smell like. I like to add a bit more lilac and peppermint to mine, but I know many people who prefer more rose or vanilla. Add the herbs and spices on top and a good shake of cinnamon. Keep thinking about your dreams and blend it all up!

    Now to make the sachet. Take your square of fabric and spread it flat on a table. Start by placing the rose quartz in the middle for Chibiusa, and the additional piece(s) of amethyst. Add your herbal blend on top. (If you’re afraid of everything spilling, you can tie up your sachet quickly now with an elastic band or hair tie.) Take your three ribbons (pink for Chibiusa, white for Helios, and silver for  extra oompf from Serenity)  tie a pretty bow to close the sachet. Now attach the white feather to the end of the white string and say, “Please Helios, protect our dreams!”.

    You can hang this above your bed or keep it under your pillow.

    -K

  5. "Witchcraft is the recourse of the dispossessed, the powerless, the hungry and the abused. It gives heart and tongue to stones and trees. It wears the rough skin of beasts. It turns on a civilisation that knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."
    Apocalyptic Witchcraft, Peter Grey   (via perforatedsanity)
  6. threedifferentways:

    I’m curious, how does one play tarot poker? What rules differ? And what happens if you get a royal flush?

    Majors are a suit in themselves and count the number of their card except for the Fool and the World.

    A Five Of A Kind beats all others except for a Six Of A Kind, upon which you will find yourself transported to other realms to play poker against various representatives of Fate as the representation of humanity. Don’t fuck it up.

    A Major Straight is next. A 17 - 21 straight beats all other Major straights. Fool is a Low Joker, becomes the lowest needed card (except for Major straights). The World is a High Joker, becomes the highest needed card (except for Major straights).

    Majors: World, Judgment, … Magician, Fool.

    Minors: Wands > Cups > Swords > Pents
    Kg > Q > Kn > P > A > 10 … 2.

    Hold Up! Change Up! A Major can act as a wildcard for a Minor pip but only for the One’s number of the card. So the Hierophant (V) can count as a wild 5. And Death (XIII) can count as a wild 3. Judgment (XX) and Fortune (X) can count as a wild 10. The Fool remains the Low Joker (can sub for the lowest card needed) and the World remains the High Joker (can sub for the highest card needed).

    All other poker rules apply for Minor Arcana.

    (And yes, I have used this as a means of divination. Dead Man’s Hands are always interesting.)

  7. I've got a big cross-country move coming up soon, and a subsequent job search... so a general feel for that, I suppose?

    Situation: The Magician: Tuxedo Mask with a white rose.  Manifestation, Getting stuff done and helping others get stuff done. You’re going to be super productive (in whatever ways are meaningful for you) through this move

    Advice for Job Stuff: Five of Swords: Dark Lady, posing seductively. Don’t change who you are just to get the job. You’ll find supportive people (or, in this context, a job which is in alignment with your values and which values you) on your own.

    Advice for Social/Emotional Stuff: The Fool: Usagi holds a miniature version of Sailor Moon and Luna. You’re starting something new. Enjoy it! There’s excitement (and risk) ahead!

  8. arcanemysteries:

Let’s show support to the Tumblr divination community! Those with donation buttons, seasoned professional readers, the newbies, those contemplating getting a Tarot deck, those with more than a hundred, those who consider themselves fortune tellers, psychics, just Tarot readers, divinatory healers, cartomancers, pendulum weavers, rune throwers, and everything in between.

    arcanemysteries:

    Let’s show support to the Tumblr divination community! Those with donation buttons, seasoned professional readers, the newbies, those contemplating getting a Tarot deck, those with more than a hundred, those who consider themselves fortune tellers, psychics, just Tarot readers, divinatory healers, cartomancers, pendulum weavers, rune throwers, and everything in between.

  9. A witchy tip from St.—-Decontaminating people before they enter your space

    stsathyre:

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    I don’t know how your lives are set up, but I am very lucky to have a lot of personal space. Like  … a lot. 99% of the time if someone needs to speak to me they have to walk through a door or pass a threshold.

    Humans carry a ton of muck, like animals who get barbed seeds stuck to their fur and incidentally pollinate the world they live in with said seeds. So, when people step into your personal space, they pollinate that space with their energy.

    Of course you can always cleanse that space after they exit… every time they exit … over and over again … until you give up.

    OR

    You can set up a decontamination block. Much like one before you enter a sterile area— such as a lab where they make microchips.

    You do this by fortifying your thresholds and doors. My door has a nice, glowing, white film that people pass through before entering my space. It decontaminates their energy and leaves all of their bullshit outside.

    When they’re done talking to me, they leave, pick their shit back up and go on about their business <—- which keeps me from running into it when I leave the space. However, it also makes people very aware that your space is different from the rest of the space. Sometimes you get the stepping in and out, and comments of your space being warmer/colder/more pleasant, etc.

    So yeah … decontamination.

    -St.

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College aged Pagan, doing this for a while. Teaching sometimes. Posts are sporadic.