Capricorn (The Tenth House of the Zodiac)
If you where born between December 22 and January 19 your astrological sign is Capricorn. Capricorn are responsible, patient, ambitious, resourceful and loyal. Capricorn's can also be dictatorial, inhibited, conceited, distrusting and unimaginative. There is a lot more to the Astrological house of Capricorn however. Learn more about Capricorn
Pagan, Wiccan, Druid Advice, Tips and Tricks
Ten Things to Take to a Pagan Festival
If you are attending any type of Pagan festival there are certain things you should take with you depending on what type of an event it is. Whether it’s an afternoon event with potluck dinner or a week-long celebration in the woods there are ten items at a minimum, that will help to ensure that you have a good time and get the most benefit out of the celebration. The ten things you’ll want to remember next time you go to a Pagan festival are:
- Your Magical Tools
- An Offering for the Altar
- A Dish to Share
- A Chair or Blanket to Sit On
- An Understanding of Basic Ritual Format
- Notebook and Pen
- A Watch
- Camping Gear and Personal Items
- A Donation of Time or Money
- A Positive Attitude and an Open Mind
Influence for Wednesday (Óðinsdagr, Odin's Day)
Colors: Purple, Magenta, Silver
Plant: Skullcap, Caraway, Marjoram, Oregano
Energy: Poets, writers, actors, teachers and students. Relative to communication, inspiration, studying and teaching.
Spells involving mental issues, communication, education and self-expression.
Day to put effort in to self-improvement or understanding. Also as day for consulting oracles (tarot, runes), planning magickal work, and writing.
Pagan, Wiccan, Druid Sabbats (Holidays)
Next Sabbat - Imbolc (February 2)
Relative Deities: Brigid, Brid, the Maiden, the Spring Goddess, the Young Lord
Herbs: Angelica, basil, bay leaves, myrrh
Relative Stones: Quartz crystal, opal, moonstone, aventurine, sunstone
Imbolc [im’-bolk] is also known as Candlemas and Groundhog Day. Imbolc means 'in the belly'.This festival is the stirring of Earth for the coming of spring. Another celebratory aspect is the preparation of Brigid’s Bed. It is a basket filled with raffia of Easter grass with decorations of white ribbons and ivy. A corn dolly dressed in a bride dress along with a male symbol represents the first meeting between the Maiden Goddess and the Young Lord (fertility). A common ritual of this is for purification (similar to spring cleaning). Time to rid ourselves of useless items and ill-conceived notions, bad characteristics and a cleansing of the mind and spirit.