Morning reading for myself.
Three general cards and a rune to tell me what I can do or keep in mind today in order to grow.
I see a positive change. Things may not go perfectly smooth today, but to stand strong and things will work out for the best. Mostly what I get though is to just take things one step at a time. Be strong but not forceful. I need to trust in myself and the situation and keep my head held high. Relax. Growth takes time and can’t occur if I’m cluttering shit up mentally or with my actions.
Raidho is a travel rune so that could be travel related. Raidho tells me to live in the moment, go with the flow (ride it), and follow my heart. Magically it can be used to protect while traveling. I may draw this rune on my feet today to help me follow the right path and keep shit from going wrong on my daily travels and routine.
But overall I hear a lot of “Calm your tits, shit will be just fine. Have a little faith and don’t let the world bring you down today. It doesn’t have to be bad if you don’t make it”
So I’ve been having this series of dreams for a while. Vivid, ridiculously deja vu each time.
In each one there’s this little cottage, way up on a mountain. Guard dogs at the bottom, different guard dogs at the top. Well I defeated that part of the challenge ages ago and got to the top to find the cottage which turned out to be this little old witches cottage. And inside, was really a lot of lessons to learn, I ended up staying there really and there was this locked small treasure chest that she encouraged anyone who made it past the dogs and mountain to try to open, with a prize of sorts inside for anyone who could but no details of what. And for several dreams, I tried. I tried raiding the house for keys, but NONE would work. So many failed keys… Tried whacking it. Tried willing it open since it was a dream, but always failed.
Well last night I again dreamed I was at the cottage hanging out with the witch learning. There was a young prince there, my partner, and several other people. They were all at the table having lunch and I was just walking around the place not really hungry when I crossed the box again. This time the lock had gotten more complex with multiple keyholes and only one that actually opened it. I found a few more keys which didn’t work, then seen a key that was bent up from me trying to force it before, and held it a while thinking how I WOULD open the box, one way or another if I had to pick the damn lock to do so. So I stuck the key in and turned. Nothing. Thought a second more and got the urge to try again so without removing the key, I slowly turned it again, wanting nothing more, and to my surprise, it opened. A single envelop fell out, offering me massive massive amounts of herbs, like whoah, and tools, crystals, etc and something else, Bella something, I think maybe it was offering some kind of training. I ran into the little dining room laughing and screaming YES!!, like a maniac and dropped the envelop on the table in front of the witch. I did it, I said, and the witch just stared at me and then the envelop and was utterly confused and asked how I managed to open it, like she had designed it to be impossible. Then she smiled curiously and handed the envelop to me. She would acknowledge it.
I imagine in a later dream, I’ll return for those gifts and lessons, but for the time, my partner, myself, and some other person I can’t remember made our way back down the mountain. The dogs close to the top came at us and I was not having that. I just held my hands out and kept walking and they instantly calmed down and walked with us. At the bottom, the dogs there came too, even more violently. They all ran at me and l just stopped and held my hand out to them and they all ran at me growling then instantly stopped, sniffed me, and followed us too. So there I am walking down the road feeling as accomplished as shit, surrounded by wolves and these massive black dogs just walking along smiling, not giving a fuck.
Then the dream fast forwarded a bit. I was at this palace out on a giant terrace overlooking the city when the prince from the cottage walked out down one sides stairs and I walked out the other side, this time actually dressed as such. Despite our distance I could hear him as he came down the steps and made his way out on to the balcony. He was furious about how I just left, angrily telling his staff head about it under his breath, so I made my way around the bottom of the balcony and met him halfway up his sides stairs to show my happiness to see him and apologize, which was easily accepted. So we made our way down, stood, and as I looked over the city, the dream ended.
I woke like squeeeee LOL all happy I finally opened the chest. Was kinda disappointed by what was inside, but that I opened it after all the different dreams fighting with it still has me ecstatic LOL.
Now I’m just laying here like wtf, what do all these dreams mean and wtf was up with the prince. He’s new to last nights continuation of the dream. Hmmm. I feel as though I seen the drean series to completion since I opened the box, yet I feel that ending was merely of one chapter of the story. I feel there is still more to come, but not like before. Hmmmm….
Stopped in the campus bookstore and found this awesome book yesterday. Highly highly recommend it.
Yummy oils too!
Planetary: Moon or Venus
Sacred to: Artemis, Diana, Hekate.
Divination: Has been burned as a smudge to cleanse and empower divination tools such as scrying mirrors, crystals balls, tarot decks, etc. Tea of mugwort has also been used to wash water-friendly divination tools. Tea has also been drank before performing divination. Burn as incense for psychic workings and stimulate the psychic mind.
Altered States: Tea, smoke, or incense to help alter state of mind. As this helps the psychic mind it can also be used before ritual to better sense the energy you’re working with and open yourself to any messages from the divine.
Dreams: Smoked before bed, put in dream pillows, or burn as incense. Enhances dreaming and may aid with lucid dreaming.
Astral Travel/Journeying: Smoke or burn as an incense to help pass through to other realms and enhance the out of body experience.
Energy Body: Acupuncturists have used it by squeezing the fluffed (rubbed) dried plant material into cones with the fingers, placing it on acupunture points directly on the skin, and lighting it up so it smoulders. Others use it in smudge stick form and bring the hot end close to the acupuncture point or have the ball of moxa (mugwort) on an acupuncture needle to keep it off the skin. If directly on the skin, some remove it from the skin before it burns and others leave it burn on the skin until it blisters and scars. Moxabustion encourages flow of blood and energy. I use it directly on the skin, but remove it once it starts to get too hot.
Avoid if pregnant. Do not overuse or use for longer than a week. As with any herb if consumed or smoke be sure of quality and be sure you aren’t sensitive to it or allergic first.
And yes. I filled up the trunk of my car with this stuff. Twice. And I’ll probably go back and get more once what I harvested last two times finishes drying. I have no room to hang any more lol, but I love this stuff.
Just finished making some handy dandy…
Oil of Malediction!
This shit smells so foul like a whiff has me about fall over and it makes me feel like I’m about to puke. Even after it’s been sealed I still feel sick which means it’s perfect! Lol. And extremely deadly toxic.
9 nightshade berries
3 plucks of nightshade flowers
3 mugwort leaves
A piece of water hemlock root
A seed head of water hemlock
One leaf, flower, and seed pod of foxglove
9 black peppercorns
3 crown vetch flowers
A red hot chili pepper
Ground mustard seed
Blood red tombstone moss
A few sharp shards of black Tibetan quartz
13 wild rose thorns
About two ounces of castor oil
And then filled rest of the way with olive oil