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Tuesday, November 10, 2009


The Moon is the astronomical body closest to us and, therefore, she has a profound influence upon us. The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is the most powerful time for magical workings. The New Moon is the next most powerful time for Magic.

Waxing—the moon is “growing” in size.
Waning—the moon is “shrinking” in size.


Both names are often interchangeable when you're talking about the moon at totality. However, while there is still a waning crescent, it is more appropriate to call it the Dark Moon, and when there's a waxing crescent, it is the New Moon.
New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. The new moon is for growth: starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also: love and romance, health or job hunting.

From seven to fourteen days after the new moon. The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.

From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon. Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healing for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.

From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.The waning moon is used for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.

From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon. The dark moon is a time for ridding oneself of bad habits, Binding spells, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also, bringing justice to bear.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


KARMA: A Sanskrit word that means "action." Sometimes you might see the Pali spelling, kamma, which means the same thing. In Buddhism, karma has a more specific meaning, which is volitional or willful action. Things we choose to do or say or think set karma into motion. The law of karma is a law of cause and effect.
Sometimes Westerners use the word karma to mean the result of karma. For example, someone might say John lost his job because "that's his karma." However, as Buddhists use the word, karma is the action, not the result. The effects of karma are spoken of as the "fruits" or the "result" of karma.

What You Do Is What Happens to You
When we seem stuck in old, destructive patterns, it may not be the karma of the past that's causing us to be stuck. If we're stuck, it's more likely that we're re-creating the same old patterns with our present thoughts and attitudes. To change our karma, and change our lives, we have to change our minds. Zen teacher John Daido Loori said, "Cause and effect are one thing. And what is that one thing? You. That’s why what you do and what happens to you are the same thing."
Certainly the karma of the past impacts your present life, but change is always possible.
No Judge, No Justice
Buddhism teaches that there are other forces beside karma that shape our lives. These include natural forces like the changing seasons and gravity. When a natural disaster like an earthquake strikes a community, this is not some kind of collective karmic punishment. It's an unfortunate event that requires a compassionate response, not judgment.

Some people have a hard time understanding karma is created by our own actions. They want to believe there is some kind of mysterious cosmic force Out There somewhere, directing karma, rewarding good people and punishing bad people.
Buddhist scholar Walpola Rahula said:

"The theory of karma should not be confused with so-called 'moral justice' or 'reward and punishment'. The idea of moral justice, or reward and punishment, arises out of the conception of a supreme being, a God, who sits in judgment, who is a law-giver and who decides what is right and wrong. The term 'justice' is ambiguous and dangerous, and in its name more harm than good is done to humanity. The theory of karma is the theory of cause and effect, of action and reaction; it is a natural law, which has nothing to do with the idea of justice or reward and punishment."
Good and Bad Karma?

Sometimes people talk about "good" and "bad" (or "evil") karma. Buddhist understanding of "good" and "evil" is somewhat different from the way Westerners usually understand these terms. To see the Buddhist perspective, it's useful to substitute the words "wholesome" and "unwholesome" for "good" and "evil." Wholesome actions spring from selfless compassion, loving kindness, and wisdom. Unwholesome actions spring from greed, hate, and ignorance.

The Wiccan Three-fold law and Karma:

The Three-fold law reminds us to think before we act, and this means in all things we do and say, not only when we do deliberate magical acts.

Ever mind the Rule of Three
Three times what thou givest returns to thee
This lesson well, thou must learn,
Thee only gets what thou dost earn!
A Christian Interpretation of Karma
As you sow so shall you reap

From the Bible, Galatians VI (King James Version):
Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Your deeds, good or bad, will repay you in kind.
See, there is common ground to be had in religion!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Metaphysical and Healing Properties of Stones

abandonment issues: garnet, thulite

abundance/prosperity: aventurine, aqua aura, bloodstone, citrine, diamond, epidote, jade, malachite, moonstone, moss agate, peridot, topaz, smoky quartz, rutilated quartz, tree agate, turquoise

acting, dramatic: carnelian

acceptance: dumortierite (blue quartz)

addictions /alcoholism / compulsiveness: amethyst (esp reduces withdrawal symptoms), ametrine, barite, botswana agate, coral, chevron amethyst, chrysacolla with cuprite, citrine, dumortierite, green calcite, herkimer diamond, iolite, malachite-azurite, moki marbles, moss agate, obsidian, peridot, petrified wood, phenacite, rose quartz, rutilated quartz, sugilite (esp immune system problems from substance abuse), thulite (esp those caused by abuse/neglect)

adrenal glands: ametrine, aventurine (green), black obsidian, black tourmaline (schorl), bloodstone, carnelian, cuprite, emerald, epidote, fire agate, garnet, jade, Kansas pop rocks, kyanite, malachite, nephrite jade, peach aventurine, rose quartz, ruby, smoky quartz, sugilite, sulfur

AIDS: andalusite, Buddha quartz crystal, carved (naturally) quartz, dicinite, dolomite, halite, Petoskey stone, petrified wood, red catlinite, rutilated quartz, scheelite, Tibetan quartz crystal, tourmalinated quartz

aligning the physical & astral bodies: amazonite

allergies: apatite, brecciated jasper (animals) carnelian, clay, dolomite, garnet, moldovite, white coral

amplifies energy: quartz, ruby

ancient wisdom: celestite, quartz crystal

anemia: bloodstone, garnet, hematite

angels, communication: angelite, amethyst flowers, aquamarine, blue lace agate, celestite, danburite, moonstone, morganite, muscovite, selenite

anger: angelite, aquamarine, aragonite, bronzite, citrine, gold, howlite, jet, lepidolite, king cobra jasper, kunzite, kyanite, peridot, rhodonite, sea shells, smoky quartz, sodalite, turquoise

anxiety: azurite-malachite, bloodstone, diopside, dolomite, fluorite, hematite, labradorite, lepidolite, richterite

architects/construction: ammonite

arthritis/bones/joints: abalone, amber, amethyst, apatite, azurite, black tourmaline, blue lace agate, boji stones (Kansas pop rocks), botswana agate, carnelian, chalcosiderite, chrysocolla, copper, dolomite, fluorite, gold, green calcite, howlite (bones) lapis, lodestone (magnetite), malachite, petrified wood, quartz, rhodonite, ruby, sulphur, topaz

artistic expression (also see "creativity" below): botswana agate, cobalticalcite, eliat stone, howlite, phantom quartz, rainbow boji stone (Kansas pop rocks), rainbow quartz, rutilated quartz, watermelon tourmaline

asthma: malachite, obsidian, rutilated quartz, tiger's eye

astral projection/travel: ametrine, apophyllite, azurite-malachite, calcite, fluorite, honey calcite, iolite, moldavite, quartz, sapphire, spirit quartz

astrology: angelite

attracting a good mate: carnelian, rhodonite, rhodocrosite

attunement: herkimer diamond

attuning to the earth: chrysocolla

aura (balancing, cleansing): ametrine, citrine, dravite, epidote (emotional body aura), iolite, labradorite, nuumite (clearing), quartz, rutilated quartz

awareness: howlite, lapis lazuli, picture jasper

back pain or problems: calcite, fluorite, lodestone, obsidian

balance (mental/emotional): ametrine, bloodstone, blue topaz, carnalian, celestite, chiastolite, chrysoprase, fluorite, hematite, kunzite, lepidolite, lodestone, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, sodalite, tektite, tigers eye, tourmaline, tree agate, unakite

balance, yin/yang: chrysoprase, lodestone, tigers eye, rhodocrosite

beauty: herkimer diamond, jasper, tigers eye

bipolar disorder (manic depressive): lepidolite,

blockages: danburite (energy),

blood pressure: bloodstone, blue calcite, chrysocolla, sodalite

blood sugar (low): serpentine

blood vessels/blood/circulatory system: amber, amethyst, aventurine, bloodstone, bronzite, carnelian, chalcedony, chrysocolla, copper, coral, dalmation jasper (purify blood) , fire agate, fluorite, garnet, hematite, howlite, kunzite, kyanite, malachite, moss agate, pyrite, red jasper, ruby, rutilated quartz, sapphire, tiger iron, topaz

body aches: diopside

body odor: leopardskin jasper, magnesite

bones: blue lace agate, dolomite, fluorite, howlite, malachite, petrified wood

brain (physical ability to function, brain chemical balance): albite, amber, aragonite, cerrusite, chalcopyrite, clear quartz, elestial crystals (esp. from drug/alcohol use), gehlenite, hematite, heubnerite, rhodizite, seraphinite (serafina), strombolite

broken heart: chrysoprase, rhodonite

bronchitis: gold, lodestone, rutilated quartz

burns: gem silica

business partnerships: African jade

calcium balance: howlite

calming/soothing: agate, amber, aventurine, blue lace agate, herkimer diamond, lepidolite, opal, richterite, rose quartz, selenite, snow quartz, spinel, topaz, tourmaline.

cardiovascular: bloodstone, hematite

calms pets: diopside

cancer: azurite-malachite, fluorite, gold, hematite, lapis, lepidolite, moonstone, red jasper, rhodocrosite, rose chalcedony, sapphire, spinel, sugilite, tourmaline

centering/grounding: bloodstone, calcite, herkimer diamond, hematite, kunzite, onyx Also see Grounding below.

chakras: see chakras page

changes (handling)/adaptability: bloodstone, botswana agate, chiastolite, honey calcite, opal

channeling: apophyllite, blue calcite, copper, moldavite, meteorites, kyanite, quartz, yellow calcite

charity: dolomite

childbirth & pregnancy: ammonite, chrysocolla (especially for preventing miscarriage), geodes, hematite, lepidolite, malachite, rose quartz

choices/alternatives: rhodonite

chronic fatigue: amethyst, aquamarine, aragonite, boji stones (kansas pop rocks), orange calcite, quartz, rhodocrosite, ruby, zincite

clairaudiance: diamond, herkimer diamond, fire opal

clairvoyance: ametrine, azurite-malachite, charoite, diamond, emerald, green jasper, halite (salt), hematite, herkimer diamond, kyanite

clarity: amber, danburite, diamond, dumortierite (blue quartz), tiger eye

cleansing: amber, emerald, kyanite, tigers eye

clearing (energetically): black tourmaline, lodestone, kyanite, meteorites, tektites

cold sores / fever blisters: fluorite

colds, common: carnelian

comfort: agate, botswana agate, jasper, morrisonite jasper

commitment: garnet

communication: amazonite, apatite, blue lace agate, blue onyx, blue tigers eye, blue topaz, copper, emerald, euclase, kunzite, labradorite, quartz, turquoise, ulexite

compassion: green jasper, green tourmaline, jade, kunzite, moonstone, kunzite, rose quartz, red jasper

compatability: green moss agate

completion of tasks: mugglestone, red jasper

concentration: carnelian, flourite, jade, lapis, obsidian, quartz crystals, malachite, flourite, hematite, ruby

confidence: chrysocolla, jade, moonstone, rhodonite jade, moonstone,

confusion: bloodstone, lodestone, fluorite

contentment: red jasper

counselors & therapists stone: king cobra jasper

courage/ inner strength: agate, amethyst, aquamarine, aventurine, bloodstone, blue tigers eye, carnelian, charoite, chevron amethyst, chrysoprase, fire agate, garnet, hematite, herkimer diamond, jade, prasiolite, red calcite, richterite, ruby, rutile, sodalite, smoky quartz, tigers eye, tiger iron (mugglestone), variscite

courteousy: bronzite

creativity: agate, aventurine, botswana agate, calcite, carnelian, citrine, dolomite, double terminated crystals, euclase, garnet, herkimer diamonds, obsidian, peach aventurine, pyrite

cross stone: chiastolite

death or transition (assisting the process): amazonite, apache tears, aqua aura, jet, black quartz, botswana agate, fossils , hematite, malachite, obsidian, rose quartz, rainbow moonstone, tiger iron

decision making: bronzite, charoite, crazy lace agate, diamond, emerald, falcon's eye (blue tiger eye), fluorite, jade, lepidolite, nephrite, tiger's eye, verdelite tourmaline

dehydration: brecciated jasper

denial / avoidance: rhodochrosite

depression: chrysoprase, citrine, kunzite, lepidolite, lapis, blue quartz, jet, smoky quartz, rose quartz, black tourmaline , peridot, botswana agate, eliat stone, gold, jet, lapis, moonstone, quartz, platinum, spinel, topaz

destiny (finding): labradorite, moonstone

dexterity: thulite

diabetes: sodalite

digestion: blue lace agate, chrysacolla, citrine, epidote, peridot, obsidian, tigers eye, topaz

diplomacy: lepidolite

disillusionment: dalmatian jasper

disorientation: black tourmaline, hematite

divination: charoite, hematite, moonstone, tiger's eye

dna/rna corrections: ametrine, garnet

domestic bliss: emerald

dowsing: brecciated jasper

dreams (recall/work): herkimer diamonds, moldavite, amethyst, rose quartz, jade, clear quartz, citrine, jade, kyanite, labradorite, lapis lazuli, lepidolite, nebula stone, opal, prehnite, diaspor, red jasper, marble, pyrite, smokey quartz, ruby, tektites

ears/hearing: amber, celestite, rhodonite

eating disorders (anorexia, bulemia, others): picasso marble (jasper), thulite

electrolytes: mother of pearl, sea shells

emotional disturbances/trauma: amazonite, aqua aura, bloodstone, chrysocolla, citrine, crocoite, diamond, dioptase, emerald, chrysoprase, jasper, labradorite, larimar, lepidolite, moonstone, peridot, rhodochrosite, rose quartz, smithsonite, thulite

endocrine system: alexandrite, amber, amethyst, aquamarine, bloodstone, green calcite, chrysoberyl, citrine, howlite, magnetite, green obsidian, rhodochrosite, sodalite

endurance: brecciated jasper

energy (increase, high energy): amber, agate, apophyllite, aragonite (magick & charms particularly), bloodstone, blue calcite, blue goldstone, boji stones (Kansas pop rocks), carnelian, clear quartz, danburite, green jasper, honey calcite, prehnite, red calcite, red coral, rhodochrosite, ruby, rutilated quartz, septarian nodule, spinel, sulphur, yellow calcite

energy leaks: dolomite

enhance emotions: garnet, ruby

enhance energy of other crystals: apatite, chrysoberyl, dolomite (by balancing mineral energies), danburite, diamond, herkimer diamonds, quartz, selenite

envy: agate

epilepsy: jet, lapis

ESP: peridot

exploring the unknown: botswana agate

eyes/eyesight: aquamarine, celestite, charoite, holey stones (eyesight in particular), labradorite, opal, rutilated quartz

facing the cause of disorders: picture jasper

faith: emerald

family issues: citrine, family clusters of crystals

fear (dispel): ammonite, aquamarine, chrysacolla, chrysoprase, citrine, orange calcite, red calcite, saginite, smoky quartz, sodalite

feet: onyx

feminine reproductive-related issues: lapis, rose quartz

fevers: diopside, peridot, pyrite, tree agate, sapphire, sodalite

fibromyalgia: amber, amethyst, citrine, clear quartz, emerald, hematite, lapis, labradorite, morganite, obsidian, rose quartz, tiger eye

fidelity: jade, opal

finances, stabalizing: jet, ruby

finding lost objects, people: Peridot, Snakeskin Agate, Golden Topaz, Green Moss Agate (lost treasure or money)

fluid retention: aquamarine

focus: apatite, fluorite

fortune, good: bloodstone, lodestone (magnetite), moonstone, tree agate

friendship: aventurine, green moss agate

gallbladder: carnelian

gambling luck: aventurine

gardening & agriculture: herkimer diamond, jasper, lepidolite

generosity: citrine, dolomite

grace: blue lace agate, rhodonite

grief: amethyst, apache tear, aqua aura, bloodstone, botswana agate, chrysocolla, carnelian, citrine, chrysoprase, galena, jasper, jet, lapis lazuli, onyx, pyrite, rose quartz, smoky quartz, watermelon tourmaline

grounding: agate, apache tears, bloodstone, boji stones (Kansas pop rocks), brecciated jasper, candle quartz, carnelian, cuprite, dalmatian jasper, fluorite, hematite, obsidian, salt, smoky quartz, sulphur, tiger iron (mugglestone), topaz, unakite

growth: blue lace agate

guilt: copper, rose quartz, ruby, sodalite

hair loss: aragonite, chalcopyrite, franklinite, galena

happiness: amethyst, amazonite, aventurine, blue lace agate, blue quartz, carnelian, chrysoprase, euclase ("the happiness stone"), herkimer diamond, moonstone, pyrite, rainbow crystals, rose quartz, smokey quartz

harmonious environment: amber, amethyst, eliat stone, petrified wood, rose quartz, tigers eye

harmony: agate, amethyst, apatite, carnelian, chiastolite, clear quartz, emerald, jade, peridot, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, selenite, spirit quartz, multi-colored tourmaline, tree agate

headache, general: amber, amethyst, angelite, Arizona lizard stone jasper, aquamarine, black jade, blende, bloodstone, blue agate, blue aventurine, blue lace agate, optical calcite, cavansite, celestite, charoite, cherry opal, chevron amethyst, chrysacolla, common opal, diamond, dioptase, emerald, fire agate, green aventurine, green tourmaline, holly blue chalcedony, iolite, jade, jet, lapis lazuli, malachite, moss agate, blue obsidian, pearl, phenacite (phenakite), purple fluorite, rhodochrosite, rose quartz, silicon, sodalite, sugilite, sulphur, stilbite, tiger eye, trilobite, turquoise Also see migraine headache and tension headache.

healing and health (general): agate, amber, amethyst, amazonite, aventurine, azurite, celestite, calcite, citrine, charoite, chlorite, chrysacolla, chrysoprase, coral, danburite, epidote, garnet, green calcite, green moss agate, green tourmaline, holey stones, infinite, jet, labradorite, lepidolite, moonstone, peridot, petrified wood, phantom quartz, pink tourmaline, quartz crystals, jasper, malachite, rhodochrosite, rutilated quartz, self-healed quartz, smoky quartz, spinel (whole body), watermelon tourmaline

heart (physical): amazonite, amber, beryl, garnet, hematite, lapis lazuli, green obsidian, onyx, peach aventurine, rhodonite, ruby

honesty: amazonite, celestite, chrysocolla, citrine, emerald, purple flourite, jet, kyanite, lapis lazuli, pearl, ruby, selenite, sodalite, tiger's eye

housekeeping: ammonite, mother of pearl

imagination: aventurine

immortality: spinel

immune system: amethyst, citrine, epidote, pearl, snow quartz, sulphur, topaz, obsidian, picture jasper, rhodochrosite, rhodonite

incest recovery: thulite

incontinence: petrified wood

individuality: carnelian

infection: pearl, pyrite, quartz

inferiority complex: chrysoprase

infertility: carnelian, garnet, quartz scepter, realgar, rose quartz, shiva lingam

inflamation: pyrite

inhibitions: opal

inner awareness: apache tears, rose quartz, shattuckite

inner child: amber, cobalticalcite, imperial topaz, morganite, rainbow boji stone (Kansas pop rocks), rainbow quartz, quartz crystal with another crystal inside

inner growth: rhodonite

inner peace: amethyst, apatite, aquamarine, aventurine, blue topaz, blue tourmaline, calcite, celestite, chrysocolla, blue fluorite, hawk's eye (blue tigers eye), herkimer diamond, jade, jasper, kunzite, lepidolite, malachite, opal, rose quartz, selenite, sugilite

insect bites: moonstone

insomnia: amethyst, celestite, cerrusite, emerald, hematite, labradorite, lapis, lepidolite, pink dolomite, smoky quartz, sodalite, tiger iron, zircon

intellect: aquamarine, agate, amazonite, ametrine, apatite, aquamarine, aventurine, azurite, bloodstone, celestite, chalcedony, coral, crocoite, diopside, emerald, galena, honey calcite, malachite, obsidian, pyrite, rose quartz, sodalite, spinel, tektite, topaz, turquoise

intestinal / digestive: amber, aquamarine, barite, celestine, chrysocolla, citrine, clear quartz, pyrite, jasper, labradorite, laguna agate, moss agate, obsidian, onyx, peridot, smokey quartz, thulite

interaction / participation: epidote

irritable bowel syndrome: orange calcite

intuitive awareness: amazonite, amethyst, azurite, chrysolite, emerald, euclase, lapis, onyx, sodalite, yellow calcite

jealousy: peridot

joy: emerald

karma (bring in good): morganite, quartz crystals

karma (release bad, protect from bad): charoite, dravite (brown tourmaline), hessonite (hessionite) garnet

kidney / bladder: anhydrite (angelite), amber, bloodstone, green calcite, carnelian, chrysoberyl, coral, cuprite, jade, jasper, orange calcite, rhodochrosite, smokey quartz

kindness: azurite, celestite, chalcedony, chrysoberyl, chrysocolla, jasper, kunzite, morganite, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, rose quartz, sugilite, pink tourmaline, turquoise

kundalini: garnet, jet, spinel (especially red spinel)

laughter: crazy lace agate

law enforcement: fuchsite

leadership/management: fossils, trilobite

legal issues: amethyst, bloodstone, hematite, lodestone (magnetite)

life purpose (discover): glendonite

liver: carnelian, jasper

logic: sodalite

loneliness: dolomite

longevity: diamond, fossils, jasper, tree agate

love: amber, coral, emerald, kunzite, jade, pink calcite, pink tourmaline, rose quartz, rhodocrosite, ruby, selenite

loyalty: dalmatian jasper

luck: agate, aquamarine, aventurine, copper, jade, malachite, obsidian, pyrite, snow quartz, smoky quartz, tigers eye, tiger iron (mugglestone), tree agate

lungs: peach aventurine, pyrite, rutilated quartz

manifestation: carnelian, emerald green calcite, citrine, dolomite, euclase, garden quartz, labradorite, lapis, moldavite, obsidian, oregon opal, quartz crystals, topaz

marriage: pearl, peridot

mastery: onyx

mathematics/analytical pursuits: angelite, diopside, hematite, sodalite

meditation: amethyst, ametrine, aqua aura, aquamarine, azurite, celestite, chrysoprase, clear quartz, chrysocolla, dumortierite (blue quartz), flourite, iolite, kunzite, kyanite, labradorite, lapis, prehnite, sea shells, selenite, snow quartz, sugilite, topaz, tsavorite, yellow calcite

memory: blue calcite, carnelian, emerald, honey calcite, onyx, pyrite, quartz crystals, rhodochrosite, spinel

menopause: moonstone, pietersite

mental clarity: amber, aquamarine, aventurine, blue quartz, citrine, clear quartz, herkimer diamond, sodalite, tiger eye, topaz

merchants stone: citrine

migraine headache: jet (natural), phenacite (phenakite), purple fluorite, rose quartz Also see Headache, General.

miracles: blue lace agate, ammolite

mood swings: citrine

muscle/muscular: abalone, amazonite, apatite, chrysocolla, emerald

nail problems: apatite

narrowmindedness: epidote

negative energy (dispel, transmute): black tourmaline, black obsidian, quartz

negativity: carnelian, citrine, jade, malachite, obsidian, rutilated quartz, selenite

nervous system: alexandrite, amazonite, aquamarine, apatite, botswana agate, fire agate, emerald, galena, lapis lazuli, morganite, peridot, sugilite, tourmaline

new beginnings: chrysoprase, moonstone

nightmares: citrine, dalmatian jasper, holey stone (prevents)

old hurts: rhodonite

order out of chaos: fluorite (especially cleavage fluorite) , king cobra jasper, lepidolite

organization: bloodstone, brecciated jasper, dumortierite (blue quartz), fluorite, king cobra jasper, lepidolite, mugglestone, red jasper

osteoporosis: amazonite, howlite

pain relief: amber, amethyst, dolomite, green calcite, hematite, howlite, infinite stone, lapis, mugglestone (tiger iron)

pancreas: carnelian, moonstone, tigers eye

panic attacks: epidote, lepidolite

paralysis: petrified wood

parkinson's disease: opal

passion: emerald, garnet, ruby

past life: amber, amethyst, aquamarine, carnelian, obsidian, phantom crystals, petrified wood

patience: amber, amethyst, azurite, chrysoprase, tsavorite,

peace: amethyst, apatite, aquamarine, blue quartz, chevron amethyst, chrysocolla, flourite, malachite, rose quartz, spirit quartz, sugilite

perception: danburite, epidote

phobias: aquamarine, chrysoprase, spirit quartz

physical energy: calcite, carnelian, herkimer diamond, quartz, spinel, tigers eye

physical strength: bloodstone, garnet, herkimer diamond, quartz

physical trauma: bloodstone

pilot's stone: malachite

pituitary gland: moonstone, rhodonite

plant growth: boji stones (Kansas pop rocks), brecciated jasper, quartz

PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome): dolomite, lapis, magnesite, rose quartz, pietersite

positive attitude: aventurine, hematite, obsidian

post surgical: bloodstone, coal, jet

power: aquamarine, charoite, epidote (personal), red jasper, rutilated quartz, quartz, tiger eye

prophesy: prehnite, Nebula Stone, prasiolite

prosperity / abundance / money (attract): aventurine, amethyst, aqua aura, bloodstone, calcite, citrine, green moss agate, herkimer diamond, jade, jasper, malachite, peridot, salt, spinel, tiger's eye, turquoise

protection from negativity: black obsidian, black tourmaline, kunzite, quartz, spirit quartz

protection (children): agate

protection (from evil): agate, black tourmaline, herkimer diamond, malachite, pyrite, quartz, salt, snowflake obsidian, turquoise

protection (general): agate, amber, apache tears, aventurine, calcite, carnelian, citrine, black tourmaline, chiastolite, fire agate, fluorite, fossils, herkimer diamond, honey calcite, holey stones, jade, jasper, jet, labradorite, lapis, lepidolite, malachite, moonstone, nuumite, pyrite, quartz, ruby, rutilated quartz, salt, sardonyx, shark teeth, snowflake obsidian, spirit quartz, tigers eye, tourmaline, tree agate, turquoise

psychic abilities/intuition: amazonite, amethyst, apatite, azurite, botswana agate, cavansite, celestite, emerald, fire agate, garnet, green calcite, herkimer diamonds, holey stones, kyanite, labradorite, lapis, meteorites, moonstone, opal, orange calcite, quartz, selenite, super seven, tektite, turquoise

psychic shield / protection: amethyst, flourite, nuumite, pyrite, ruby

PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder): richterite

public speaking: celestite, azurite , blue lace agate

purification: calcite, fluorite, chrysocolla, halite, salt

radiation exposure: black tourmaline

reconciliation: calcite, herkimer diamond, kunzite, rose quartz, rhodocrosite

relationships: dalmatian jasper (long term), diamond (esp. long term), flourite, scolecite

relaxation: bronzite, chevron amethyst, dalmatian jasper, jasper, king cobra jasper, red jasper, richterite

releasing blockages: ametrine, bloodstone, flourite, malachite, obisdian

reliability: hematite

relieving burdens: lodestone

removing obstacles: kunzite

repressed issues: botswana agate, epidote, unakite

reproductive system: orange calcite, red calcite, garnet, ruby

responsibility: leopardskin jasper

romance: almandine garnets, amber, bixbyite, diamonds, emerald, pyrope garnets, red coral, red garnet, red tourmaline, rose quartz, ruby, sardonyx

schizophrenia: elestial quartz, kunzite, larimar, lepidolite

scrying: obsidian, quartz, seer quartz, window quartz

self-awareness/self-discovery: chevron amethyst

self-confidence: agate, aragonite, citrine, dolomite, garnet, labradorite, malachite, moss agate, rhodonite, ruby, sodalite, tigers eye, tiger iron, tourmaline, torquoise

self-discipline: dumortierite (blue quartz), tiger iron

self-esteem: amazonite, carnelian, copper, kunzite, rhodochrosite, green moss agate

self-expression: chysoprase, howlite

self-love: aquamarine, danburite, feldspar, kunzite,lepidolite, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, rose quartz, ruby, sodalite

self-realization: aventurine

self-reliance: prasiolite

selfishness: howlite

sensuality/sexuality: amber, botswana agate, carnelian, citrine, jade, mexican fire opal, red calcite, ruby, rutilated quartz

serenity: aquamarine, blue quartz (dumortierite), blue tourmaline (indicolite), bronzite, chrysocolla, emerald, hawk's eye (blue tigers eye), jade, jasper, kunzite, kyanite, smoky quartz, tsavorite, turquoise,

service activities: leopardskin jasper

shamanic work: iolite, moqui marbles/moki balls, obsidian, yellow calcite

shielding: amber, black tourmaline, boji stones, hematite, labradorite, pietersite, smoky quartz

sinusitis: lapis, rhodochrosite, smithsonite

skin / skin disorders: apophyllite, amethyst, aventurine, azurite / malachite, Botswana agate, carnelian, chrysotile, corumdum (sapphire, ruby), crazy lace agate, dumortierite, fancy jasper, garnet (skin protection vs disease, especially), green jasper, moonstone, moss agate, epidote, mother of pearl, picture jasper, rainforest jasper (rhyolite), spinel, turquenite, turquoise

sleep disorders (also see "insomnia" above): amethyst, aventurine, hematite, peridot, moonstone

sorrow: apache tears, dolomite

spirit contact: jade, prehnite

spiritual development: amethyst, citrine, epidote, quartz, selenite, topaz

spirituality: amethyst, calcite, citrine, clear quartz, hematite, heliodor, herkimer diamond, iolite, lepidolite, meteorites, pearl, rhodocrosite, selnite, silver topaz, sugilite, turquoise

spleen: fluorite, hematite, lapis, tigers eye

stability: celestite, chrysoprase, citrine, hematite, obsidian, petrified wood, smoky quartz, tiger iron (mugglestone)

stamina: crazy lace agate, dolomite (for dealing with hyperactive people), sodalite, spinel, tiger iron

stomach problems: botswana agate, citrine, peridot, jasper, obsidian, prasiolite

strength: agate, carnelian, citrine, hematite, herkimer diamonds, prasiolite, richterite, tigers eye, tiger iron (mugglestone), rutilated quartz

stress: aragonite, azurite-malachite, bloodstone, brecciated jasper, calcite, chevron amethyst, dioptase, dolomite, fluorite, gold, hematite, howlite, kunzite, labradorite, lepidolite, moonstone, peridot, picasso marble, richterite, rose quartz, smoky quartz, spinel, staurolite, sunstone, turquoise

success (general): aventurine, aqua aura, citrine, green moss agate, green tourmaline

success (business/career): aventurine, bloodstone, citrine, chrysoprase, lepidolite, leopard skin jasper, malachite, petrified wood

teaching: glendonite, lapis, kyanite, sodalite

teeth/gums: agate, amazonite, aquamarine, calcite, dolomite, fluorite, howlite, malachite, spinel

tension headache: amethyst, blue lace agate, cat's eye (natural, chrysoberyl), chrysacolla, lapis nevada Also see Headache, General.

thinking: dolomite, fluorite, hematite

throat / bronchial / lung: amber, ammonite, angelite, beryl, blue calcite, blue topaz, chalcopyrite, chrysocolla, galena, larimar, malachite, morganite, opal, tigers eye

tissue regeneration: carnelian, citrine, malachite, turquoise

thyroid: blue calcite, rhodonite

toxins: amber, amethyst, botswana agate, citrine, coal, heliodor (golden beryl), leopard skin jasper, prasiolite, tree agate, rutilated quartz

tranquility: blue lace agate

transformation: bronzite, charoite, lepidolite, malachite, obsidian, moqui marbles

trauma (healing): diopside,

travel by water: aquamarine

travel: amethyst, aquamarine, chalcedony, herkimer diamond, jet, malachite, tigers eye

truth: amazonite, apophyllite, celestite, citrine, emerald, flourite, kyanite, lapis, selenite, sodalite, tiger's eye

tumors: prasiolite

ulcers: chrysocolla , peridot, prasiolite

unconditional love: kunzite, rhodocrosite, rhodonite, rose quartz

vertigo: cuprite, chrysacolla, malachite, sapphire, herkimer diamond, rose quartz, candle quartz (pine apple quartz)

victimization: black tourmaline, charoite, chrysoprase, garnet, green calcite, hematite, jade, leopard skin jasper, malachite, orange millennium™, rose quartz, rutilated quartz, self-healed quartz crystals, thulite

vigor / virility: tiger iron (mugglestone)

visualization: iolite, green tourmaline, holey stones

weight loss: blue Peruvian opal, green tourmaline, heulandite, moonstone, picasso marble (jasper), rose quartz, spinel (healthy weight), sulphur, unakite (ideal weight)

weight gain: unakite (ideal weight)

will power: alexandrite, blue tigers eye (hawk's eye), garnet, hematite, red jasper, prasiolite, sapphire, tigers eye, tiger iron (mugglestone)

wisdom: amber, calcite, clear quartz, labradorite, lapis, malachite, moonstone, petrified wood, smoky quartz, snowflake obsidian, sodalite, tree agate

wishes: moonstone, smoky quartz, unakite

worries: petrified wood

wrinkles: rose quartz

Thursday, November 5, 2009



The word “CHAKRA” – is Sanskrit for wheel or disk and signifies one of seven basic energy centers in the body. The Chakras are the seven power points in the human body that circulate energy or the life force also known as prana. Each of these centers correlates to major nerve ganglia branching forth from the spinal column. In addition, the Chakras also correlate to levels of consciousness, archetypal elements, developmental stages of life, colors, sounds, body functions, and much much more.
All the chakras have to be balanced - properly aligned and opened - for physical , mental and spiritual health.
Chakra Therapy helps in balancing and harmonizing the chakras, by use of colored gemstones and specialized healing tools like tumbled stones, seven chakra healing wand, chakra jewelry, Chakra pendants, Chakra bracelets, Chakra malas.
1st Chakra - The Root/Base Chakra
Location: Base of the spine
Color: Red
Element: Earth
Sense: Smell
Symbol: Square
Musical Keynote: Middle C (vocalized as “Lahm”)
Associated Gland: Adrenal*Controls body solids, such as the spinal column, bones, teeth, and nails. Also the blood, building process of cells, the colon, and rectal area
Gemstones: Agate, Bloodstone, Hematite, Red Coral, Red Garnet, Ruby, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline and Black Tourmaline in Clear Quartz
Herbs: Cedar, Clove, Pepper, Vetiver
Essential Oils: Balsam de Peru, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rosewood, Thyme, Vetiver
Qualities and/or Functions: Survival, power to achieve goals, vitality, grounding, material security, stability, stillness, courage
Muladhara: 1st Chakra (Base or Root Chakra):
Earth, Physical identity, oriented to self-preservation Located at the base of the spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. The color for the root chakra is red or black and it is grounded with your power. When this chakra is open, you feel in good health and connected with your physical body. It is used to ground your essence into your physical body. This chakra gives you determination, grounds you and aids in survival in the physical realms.
When this chakra is balanced, the masculine and feminine energy work together to make you strong and vital. When it is not balanced, the feminine aspects disappear and you can become overbearing and have difficulty with the ego. Physically, it governs the kidneys and the spinal column. To help activate this chakra, use red candles, clothes or lights. Use red sparingly as it can also strengthen anger if it is present. The symbol of this chakra is the Square.
2nd - The Sacral/Spleen Chakra:
Location: Below the navel
Color: Orange
Element: Water
Sense: Taste
Symbol: Crescent
Musical Keynote: D above middle C (vocalized as "Vahm")
Associated Organs/Systems: Reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder
Gemstones: Carnelian, Coral, Gold Calcite, Moonstone, Blood Citrine and Orange Jasper
Herbs: Damiana, Gardenia, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang
Essential Oils: Benzoin, Cardamon, Clary Sage, Elemi, Fennel, Sandalwood
Qualities and/or Functions: Primal feelings, awe, enthusiasm, openness to others, personal creativity
Svadhisthana: 2nd Chakra (Sacral or Sexual Chakra):
Water, Emotional identity, oriented to self-gratification The second chakra, located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs, is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change. The color for this chakra is orange. It is used for creativity, vitality and sexual expression and creates the balance between connectedness with other people and time spent alone. The spleen chakra is located in the sexual organs-- ovaries in women and testes in men.
When the masculine and feminine energy is balanced in this chakra, adaptability and flexibility come easily. This chakra is connected to procreation and bringing in new life, when it is out of balance, it causes one to fear death. Physically, it governs sex and reproduction along with creativity, intimacy flow of body fluids and energy. To help activate this chakra, eat oranges, and wear orange clothing. The symbol of this chakra is the Crescent.
3rd - The Solar Plexus Chakra:
Location: Above the navel, but below the chest
Color: Yellow
Element: Fire
Sense: Sight
Symbol: Triangle
Musical Keynote: E (vocalized as "Rahm")
Associated Organs/Systems: Pancreas, liver, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system, lower back, muscles
Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Tiger's Eye, Topaz, Yellow Sapphire, Sulphur, Yellow Jasper
Herbs: Bergamot, Carnation, Lavender, Rosemary
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cedarwood, Coriander, Hyssop, Juniper, Lime, Lavender, Rosemary
Qualities and/or Functions: Personal power, social identity, influence, authority, self-control, energy, will, peace, radiance, joy, inner harmony, vitality and inner strength
Manipura: 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra):
Fire, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition This chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power. The color for this chakra is yellow. Yellow is very good for getting in touch with your power and to build confidence. It is your center of will.
This chakra deals with the human ego, emotions and self-love. Intuition is believed to begin in the area of our energy center Solar Plexus Chakra. Although, the Third Eye Chakra is most associated with intuition, the "spark" is what is felt in the area of our solar plexus. This being the biggest nerve center in our body connected to almost all the organs, the solar plexus is often where we consider our "gut" feeling to come from. This is also where the connection between the three lower Chakra interchange with the four higher Chakra energy centers. The Solar Plexus Chakra is located near the stomach. The primary energy of this Chakra is free will. Love essentially comes from the Heart Chakra, but the spark is often ignited in the Solar Plexus Charka.
This chakra gives you strength and provides the ability to hold energy for personal power and emotional control. When it is unbalanced, it produces rage and destructive anger. Physically, it governs the pancreas, liver, spleen, stomach, gall bladder and the nervous system. To help activate this chakra, sun bathe, drink solarized water from a yellow bottle, eat yellow foods. The symbol of this chakra is the Triangle.
4th – The Heart Chakra
Location: The center of the chest
Color: Green or pink
Element: Air
Sense: Touch
Symbol: Six Pointed Star
Musical Keynote: F (vocalized "Yahm")
Associated Gland: Thymus*Controls the heart, blood circulation, immune system, lower lungs, rib cage, skin, upper back
Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Kunzite, and Watermelon Tourmaline.
Herbs: Marjoram, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Orris root, Rose oil, Yarrow
Essential Oils: Marjoram, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Melissa, Rose, Maroc, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang
Qualities and/or Functions: Unconditional love, harmony, forgiveness, healing, compassion, understanding, personal transformation, warmth, sharing, devotion, selflessness
Anahata: 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra):
Air, Social identity, oriented to self-acceptance This chakra is called the heart chakra and is the middle chakra in a system of seven. It is related to love and is the integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity. A healthy fourth chakra allows us to love deeply, feel compassion, have a deep sense of peace and centeredness. The color for this chakra is green or pink. This chakra deals with physical healing, balance, harmony, compassion and love. The heart chakra is located near the heart.
This chakra is most important in all facets of love, when it is balanced, you trust in others, take risks, love and feel loved. Physically, it governs the thymus gland, heart, blood, circulatory system and the immune and endocrine systems. To help activate this chakra, eat lots of green vegetables, surround yourself in nature, especially trees and plants. The symbol of this chakra is the Six Pointed Star.
5th - The Throat Chakra:
Location: the throat area
Color: Blue
Element: Ether
Sense: Sound
Symbol: Circle
Musical Keynote: G (vocalized "Hahm")
Associated Glands: Thyroid*Controls the jaw, neck, throat, voice, airways, upper lungs, arms
Gemstones: Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Chalcedony, Turquoise, Blue Quartz, Blue Kyanite, Angelite, Blue Obsidian, Apatite, Blue Tourmaline, Azurite, Calcite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite
Herbs: Benzoin, Basil, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Sage
Essential Oils: Benzoin, Basil, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Hyssop, Linden Blossom,Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rosewood, Sage
Qualities and/or Functions: Creative self-expression, communication, inspiration, wisdom, confidence, integrity, truth, freedom, independence
Visuddhi: 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra):
Sound, Creative identity, oriented to self-expression This is the chakra located in the throat and is thus related to communication and creativity. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration, such as the vibration of sound representing language. The color for this chakra is blue. This chakra deals with communication and expression. The throat chakra is located near the thyroid gland. Opening this chakra allows you to speak the truth and to express your true feelings with love.
From here, you begin to know divine love and your personal power is strengthened with divine knowledge and wisdom. Physically, it governs the thyroid gland, lungs, vocal cords, bronchial apparatus and metabolism. To help activate this chakra, have water near you, and use blue candles. The symbol of this chakra is the Circle.
6th - The Third Eye Chakra
Location: Middle of the forehead
Color: Violet
Element: All 5 Elements in Their Purest Form
Sense: Psychic
Symbol: A Single Point
Musical Keynote: A (vocalized "Om")
Associated Glands: Pituitary*Controls the endocrine system, the left brain hemisphere, the left eye, nose, ears, sinuses, and parts of the nervous system
Gemstones: Lepidolite, Iolite, Strawberry Quartz, Lapis, Azurite, Sodalite
Herbs: Jasmine, Mint, Mugwort, Star Anise
Essential Oils: Anise, Angelica Seed, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Pine
Qualities and/or Functions: Inner vision, intuition, clairvoyance, insight, perception, imagination, concentration, peace of mind, projection of will, manifestation
Ajna: 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra): Light, Archetypal identity, oriented to self-reflection This chakra is known as the brow chakra or third eye center. It is related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. As such it opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of archetypal levels. When healthy it allows us to see clearly, in effect, letting us "see the big picture." The color for this chakra is Violet.
This chakra deals with clairvoyance and mental activity. The third eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead. When this chakra is open, you experience spiritual wisdom and enlightenment. It is the center of physical and spiritual understanding. Physically, it governs the pituitary gland, lower brain, nervous system, ears, nose and the left eye – the eye of personality. To help activate this chakra, flowers are extremely helpful. Clothing and lighting in this color also stimulate this chakra. The symbol of this chakra is A Single Point.
7th - The Crown Chakra:
the top of the head
Color: White Light
Element: Infinite Time
Symbol: The Lotus
Musical Keynote: B (vocalized "Pure Sound")
Associated Glands: Pineal*Controls cerebrum, right brain hemisphere, right eye, central nervous system
Gemstones: Alexandrite, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Selenite, Herkimer Diamond, Kundalini Quartz, Tiger's Eye, Amethyst, Citrine, and Smokey Quartz, Tourmalinated Quartz.
Herbs: Frankincense, Lotus, Neroli, Rose, Olibanum, Spruce
Essential Oils: Frankincense, Neroli, Rose, Pine
Qualities and/or Functions: Perfection, integration, unity with the divine, wisdom and purpose, universal consciousness, understanding, enlightenment
Sahasrara: 7th Chakra (Crown or Christ Consciousness Chakra):
Thought, Universal identity, oriented to self-knowledge This is the crown chakra that relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is our connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, spaceless place of all-knowing. When developed, this chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss. The color for this chakra is a mixture of Silver, Gold and White and Violet. It is the combination of All That Is and the Divine Connection. The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. The silver is the feminine energy of creation, the gold is the masculine energy of creation, and the white/violet light is truth and clarity which give clear vision of the truth and protection.
When this chakra is open, you connect with the Godhead and the source of the White Light comes into your energy field. Physically, it governs the pineal gland, the upper brain and the right eye. Quartz Crystal or Amethyst gems are helpful in activating this chakra when all is else is prepared. The symbol of this chakra is the Lotus.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Nearly every culture throughout history has attributed magic properties to wood. Some hold one type of wood to be sacred, while others believe that all wood has magic properties.
Use the qualities and associations of the wood to decide the wood for a magick wand! Of course, you can guess which one I chose.
Blessed Be,

Gender Association:
Date Association: March 18 - April 14
Planetary Ruler: Mars
Animal Association: Fox
Ruling Deity:Bran
Magical Properties:Courage, evolving spirituality, self-reliance, adventurism, charm and leadership skills
Gender Association: Masculine
Date Association: February 18 - March 17
Planetary Ruler: Sun
Animal Association: Adder
Elemental Association: Fire
Ruling Diety: Mars
Magickal Properties: Intelligence, wit, communication, knowledge, curiosity

Aids in communication and learning, removing blockages that prevent the flow of words and knowledge. It is the wood of the poet and the scholar.
Promotes spiritual love and health. Protects against unwanted change.
Gender Association:
Date Association: December 24 - January 20
Planetary Ruler: Venus
Animal Association: The White Stag
Elemental Association:Water
Ruling Deity: Thor
Magical Properties: Rebirth, patience, organization, leadership skills, diligence, loyalty, the calming of emotions

A very fire-oriented wood, the energy is very cleansing and purifying, burning away that which is not desired. It allows one to create, to exert their willpower and achieve positive results. For this reason, it is an excellent tool for magic involving wealth, luck, and goals.
An unrestrained, fiery energy, this wood lacks grounding. Those who get carried away easily and are not grounded themselves may wish to avoid this wood. But it can help others release their baggage, be more impulsive, and see beyond that which is right in front of them.
Gender Association:
Date Association: November 25 - December 23
Planetary Ruler: Venus
Animal Association: Raven
Elemental Association: Water
Ruling Deity: Cailleach Beara
Magical Properties: Faerie Magic, protection from evil, imagination, change
Gender Association: Masculine
Date Association: May 13 - June 9
Planetary Ruler: Mars
Animal Association: Owl
Elemental Association: Fire
Ruling Deity: Olwen
Magical Properties: Wisdom, psychic protection, patience, creativity, confidence, charm
Gender Association:
Date Association: August 5 - September 1
Planetary Ruler: Sun
Animal Association: Salmon
Elemental Association: Air
Ruling Deity: Manannan Mac Lir
Magical Properties: Artistic ability, magical knowledge, optimism

The energy of hazel wood promoted love and creativity. It allows a person to shed their baggage, opening themselves up to their full potential. This wood is the bringer of change. Sometimes this change can lead to conflict, but sometimes conflict is needed to change a situation. This wood also promotes creative expression, eloquence, and art of all types.
This was the most common wood used to create wands in the ancient Celtic traditions.
Gender Association:
Date Association: July 8 - August 4
Planetary Ruler: Mars
Animal Association: Unicorn
Elemental Association: Fire
Ruling Deity: Govannon
Magical Properties: Purity, strength, logic, power transfer, protection.

American Holly is the whitest wood in the world. But all holly woods are known for their creamy to white coloring. Perhaps this is on of the reasons this wood has always represented purity and goodness. The energy of holly is very pure, so much so that it is linked to the mythological unicorn, the purest of all animals. The wood will not tolerate dark forces or energies, and will best be used to channel positive energy for the betterment of the world. Healing work, blessings, exorcisms, psychic shielding, and astral guidance are all activities that would be excellent for this type of wood.
Gender Association: Feminine
Date Association: September 30 - October 27
Planetary Ruler: Saturn
Elemental Association: Water
Animal Association: Butterfly
Ruling Deity: Persephone, Bacchus
Magical Properties: Determination, strength, optimism, spiritual growth
Gender Association:
Date Association: June 10 - July 7
Planetary Ruler: Sun
Animal Association: Wren
Elemental Association: Fire
Ruling Deity: Dagda
Magical Properties: Truth, steadfast knowledge, protection

To the ancient Celtic people, oak was the protector, provider, benevolent king of the trees. Oak provided the people shelter in the form of building material, protection by providing material for weapons, and nourishment through its edible acorns.

Oak is an excellent healing wood. Connected strongly to the Earth, it can easily channel natural life energies, and help sense where healing might be needed. This wood helps center the mind, allowing it to focus on the task at hand and ignore distractions. It can also help bring about desirable change in love matters. Oak help promote both observation and intuition.

Oak provides a very balanced energy, skewed neither toward the light or the darkness.
Gender Association:
Date Association: October 28 - November 24
Planetary Ruler: Venus
Animal Association: Hound
Elemental Association: Water
Ruling Deity: Pwyll
Magical Properties: Wisdom, scholarship, fearlessness, destiny
Gender Association:
Date Association: January 21 - February 17
Planetary Ruler: Sun
Animal Association: Dragon
Elemental Association: Fire
Ruling Deity: Brigid, Thor
Magical Properties: Originality, free-thinking, psychic ability, love and understanding
Gender Association:
Masculine and feminine
Date Association: September 2 - September 29
Planetary Ruler: Venus
Animal Association: Swan
Ruling Deity: Tuatha De Danaan
Magical Properties: Spiritual initiation, sacred knowledge, authority
Gender Association:
Date Association: April 15 - May 12
Planetary Ruler: Moon
Animal Association: Hare
Ruling Deity: Ceridwen, Artemis
Elemental Association: Water
Magical Properties: Death and rebirth, cyclical energy, change, emotion, will

Willow is an amazing wood for magickal tools because it is already perfectly aligned to magick (the movement of energy guided by will ). This wood reacts to the will of the one who is utilizing it, enhancing it accordingly. The stronger the will, the more effective the wood.

Willow is extremely useful in healing. It is also good for love spells and rituals involving emotion. It also increases psychism, and is a great tool for divination as well (especially concerning luck matters).


Here’s the rundown of the days, their ruling planet and associated sign of the zodiac. Plan your magickal workings accordingly.

Ruled by: The Moon
Represents: Home, family, feelings, and emotions, psychism, dreams, health, spiritual pursuits
Energies: Female energy is strong on Mondays.
Zodiac: Cancer
Colors: Silver and White
Angels: Gabriel (Archangel), Arcan (Known as the king of the angels of the air and the "ruler" of Monday), Missabu (The ministering angel of Arcan), Abuzaha (Abuzohar) serves Monday and is very responsive to invocations and ritual magick.

Ruled by: Mars, the war-like planet
Represents: Business, mechanical things, buying and selling animals, hunting, beginning studies, gardening, sexual activities, and confrontations.
Energies: High-energy
Zodiac: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red, rose or scarlet
Angels: Camael (takes the form of a leopard when invoked), Samael (walks both worlds as a magician and a sorcerer), Satael (angel of air invoked in magick rites), Amabiel(issues of human sexuality), Friagne (invoked from the east) and Hyniel (subject to the east wind).
Ruled by: Mercury
Represents: Communications, correspondence, a good day for journalists, writers, poets, bargaining, hiring employees and visiting friends.
Energies: Swift activity
Zodiac: Gemini and Virgo
Colors: Orange, light blue and gray
Angels: Raphael (Archangel), Miel, Seraphiel (a chief in the order of the Seraphim - highest among the princes - invoke him from the north)
Ruled by: Jupiter
Represents: Financial concerns, money issues, self-improvement, research, study, travel and social gatherings.
Energies: Abundance
Zodiac: Sagittarius and Pisces
Colors: Purple and royal blue
Angels: Sachiel (invoke him from the south)
Ruled by: Venus
Represents: Love and human interaction, communication, household improvements, shopping and party planning.
Energies: Love and beauty
Zodiac: Taurus and Libra
Colors: Emerald green or pink
Angels: Uriel (Archangel), Rachiel (Human sexuality), Sachiel (Also Thursday)
Ruled by: Saturn
Represents: The public, farming, family ties, legal matters (Wills and Estates), debts, lawyers, financing, joint money matters, real estate, banishing or binding negativity, getting rid of bad habits.
Energies: Karma
Zodiac: Capricorn and Aquarius
Colors: Black
Angels: Uriel (Archangel), Cassiel (Angel of patience, solitude and tears, dragon energies), Machatan (Works well with Cassiel), Orifiel (Angel of the wilderness, ruler of the second hour of the day)
Ruled by: The Sun
Represents: Community work, volunteer services, excercise, buying, selling, meeting people, groups, growing crops, health matters.
Energies: Contemplation
Zodiac: Leo
Colors: Gold or yellow
Angels: Michael (Archangel, first hour of the day), Anael (2nd), Raphael (Archangel, 3rd), Gabriel (Archangel, 4th), Cassiel (5th), Sachiel (6th), Samael (7th), Michael (Archangel, 1st & 8th), Anael (9th), Raphael (Archangel, 3rd & 10th), Gabriel (Archangel, 4th & 11th), Cassiel (5th & 12th)
MONDAY - You’ll concern yourself mainly with “moon” energy and tasks. The moon represents our emotions, home, family, and feelings. That’s why you’ll feel like you can get a bunch of chores done around the house on a Monday. It may be wash-day or grocery day. It’s a good time to get in touch with your feelings, too. Consider this a great day for counseling or therapy, and to call your mother. Cook a hearty supper for the family. Go house hunting.

TUESDAY - You’re apt to have a burst of energy now and more “get up and go.” On Monday it’s hard to get out of bed, but on Tuesday, which is ruled by energetic Mars, you’ll have more drive and ambition. Some people say Tuesday is their best day of the week to get things accomplished. Start a diet program. Exercise. Initiate new projects, but avoid arguments. People are prone criticizing, complaining, and nit-picking on Tuesdays! You’re probably more impatient, too. Be careful when driving, and watch your impulsiveness.

WEDNESDAY - This is a great day for all sorts of communications and mental activity because it is ruled by the planet Mercury. Take a trip. Buy a car. Negotiate, write, hold a meeting, give a presentation, or have a heart-to-heart talk with someone you love. Make agreements. You may experience a flurry of phone calls. Answer your e-mails. News you’ve been waiting for may finally arrive. It’s good day for taking a test or attending a conference, too. You will feel much more like talking, so watch your words carefully ... and the phone bill, too!

THURSDAY - It’s a Jupiter (lucky) day. Almost everyone feels good. However, Jupiter is also known for abundance - so you could end up overdoing something, or going overboard. It’s a day that could break your diet, and your bankbook, too. You’ll throw caution to the wind. For some of you, Thursday is payday! Since Jupiter also relates to money and special blessings, ask for a raise, shop good sales, get a good deal on a new appliance, or go on a job interview. People are more optimistic today, and friendlier.

FRIDAY - is ruled by Venus (a.k.a. love and romance). This is the day that Cupid’s arrow strikes. Lots of folks go out on Friday night to socialize, have fun, or meet someone. It’s a popular date night. You’re more likely to meet someone on a Friday than any other night out. You feel good and look good. Plus everyone‘s in a good mood. This may have something to do with the fact that Friday is the beginning of the weekend. You will feel like pampering yourself, and probably stay up later than usual because you can sleep in the next day. Friday’s a good day to get your hair done, buy some new clothes, and spend time with someone you love.

SATURDAY - Ruled by Saturn, this is the day you get the work done that you’ve put off all week. Since Saturn rules discipline and hard work, Saturday is the day you are most likely to do your chores. You will have a regular routine; perhaps you do laundry, run the kids to activities, clean the house, and get things organized. You’re apt to have a structured morning planned with free time later in the day on Saturday. The sooner you get your work completed, the more time you have to rest and relax! Remember Saturn always rewards you for your hard work. It’s the lord of Karma. Work hard so you can play. R&R is your reward for a job well done!

SUNDAY - Ruled by the sun, you can focus on yourself and things you would personally like to do. It’s the “rule” - you shouldn’t work on Sunday, though many of us do. However, this day is set for relaxation and rest. The energy on Sunday is slower and more laid-back. The focus should be on things that make you happy. For some of us that’s enjoying a hobby or pastime. For others, it could be spending time at family celebrations. There’s a subconscious energy working on Sunday; everyone feels like it is truly their day to do whatever they want. On Sunday, you are most likely to let responsibilities go, rest a little, and do nothing ... unless you didn’t complete your chores on Saturday and have to repay some karma!