Divination at Samhain

Finale of the Dark Season

Merry meet all,

Divination is perfect for Samhain. You can perform divination any time, but the time and the energy is ideal at Samhain. 

You can use scrying mirrors, apples, acorns, and pendulums for divination. A scrying mirror has a reflective surface. Again, read the books I recommended for more tips on divination. You gaze into the reflective surface and images may appear. Trust your first impressions. You might see fire, clouds, dark stones, and be ready to receive any messages. A scrying mirror is a mirror painted black. They are easy to make. Clean a mirror of dust and spray paint the mirror black. If you apply five coats of paint, the mirror should have a good surface for scrying. 

Peel an apple, and keep the peel in one long piece. When the peel comes, drop it on the floor. The letter it forms is the initial of your true love. Wait until midnight at Samhain, and slice an apple into nine pieces. Carry the apple pieces into a dark room with a mirror. At midnight, eat the apple slices while gazing into the mirror. When  you eat the ninth piece, an image of your lover should appear in the mirror. 

Fill a cauldron with water. Try using olive oil or another essential oil in the water. The drops that float can reveal something. Or light a candle and spill the drops of wax onto the water. See what shapes the wax forms. The shape can indicate something about a future lover. 

Tie a hazelnut onto a string and use it as a pendulum. Take two nuts, one for yourself and one for your lover, place them on a grate on your fire. If they roast quick, your relationship will end quick. If they burn well, you will have a long and healthy relationship. 

Tarot cards are perfect for divinations as well. Use whatever strikes your fancy. Good luck divining your futures!!


Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch 

Summer Solstice and Super Moon

Merry Meet All,

Tomorrow is Summer Solstice!! The Wheel of the Year has spun again. The constant flux of the earth amazes me. Every morning, I visit my garden and sip my coffee. I marvel at the beautiful plants and the dance of the insects that help it grow and the sunlight pouring down on my garden.

The Full Moon is soon, as well. We get the Summer Solstice and the Super Moon, when the moon is the closest to the earth the moon has ever been. Are you all ready for this? It is a magickal and powerful time to practice your magick, like I need to tell you.

White and silver are associated with the Full Moon. Green is associated with the Summer Solstice. Dress your altar in green for a Solstice ritual and in silver and deep blue colours for the Esbat. Consider trying divination and leaving out a plate for the faeries in your backyard garden. This is also a good time to try to attract your desires and goals toward you. The moon is at its fullest. Wear ritual clothing that corresponds with the Solstice and Esbat as well.

Freyr is a fertility god associated with the sun. You may wish to honour him during your celebrations. Apollo, Ra, and Helios are gods associated with the sun. Hestia, Juno, and Minerva are goddesses associated with the sun. Depending on which trad you follow, you may choose to include these deities in your celebrations.

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. After the Solstice, the sun wanes and we know we face the coming of the harvest. Time seems to be spinning faster to me. I can’t believe we are almost facing this time of year. I wish you all a wonderful Solstice and Super Full Moon. Blessings to you all.

Lady Spiderwitch )O(

Fires of Litha

Merry Meet All,

I am sitting here at my computer, trying to survive the heat. It is hot here. My garden is growing more beautiful and full every day. Recently I added more plants to the garden, like dill, petunias, pansies, globe thistle, cosmos, sedum, woodruff which makes a great groundcover, lemon verbena, bee balm, and beard’s tongue. Some of these plants will attract bees and butterflies. I can’t wait for the autumn harvest. Organic mugwort is growing wonderfully in my garden.

Mugwort likes full sun and grows 3-4 feet tall. Mugwort is related to the wormwoods. The bottom sides of the leaves are soft, and the tops are shiny. Mugwort is a popular Magickal Herb and still popular today. Mugwort is favored by those practicing divination. Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, is an useful herb. Its planetary ruler is Venus, its element is earth and its ruling deities are Artemis and Diana.

Mugwort is used in dream pillows. To make a dream pillow, sew two small squares of purple velvet and sew shut with Mugwort stuffing in the pillow. This will enhance your dreams. It can be burned with sandalwood and myrrh for scrying, and be made into an infusion before divination. An infusion of mugwort can be used to clean crystals and magic mirrors, and leaves of mugwort can be placed near crystal balls to aid in psychic workings.

Mugwort is used to consecrate tools of silver, and has an affinity with Moonstones and pearls. It is used in Midsummer rituals, and is sacred to Diana during rites in her honor. Prior to rituals, use in a ritual bath to purify yourself.

If you carry mugwort on your person, you will be protected from wild animals, poison, or sunstroke. Mugwort prevents elves and evil things from stealing and bunches of mugwort are used in Japan to purify spirits of disease. In China, they hang it over doors to protect buildings from evil spirits. Mugwort aids in lust and fertility, prevents backache, and might be able to cure disease and madness. If placed near the bed at night, it will aid in astral projection.

Mugwort is sometimes used as an emmenagogue when women are menstruating, it is said to help with the pain. It has nervine properties. It is an diaphoretic, aromatic, diuretic, and stimulant. It can help with the pains of childbirth and treat feverish colds. Mugwort and pennyroyal can be blended together as a tea- half a cup daily for three times a day, but not to exceed four days. Mugwort is a magickal tonic, and enhances one’s psychic awareness.

Consider growing the famous, magical, herb mugwort in your own gardens. Order from Horizon Herbs because they sell certified organic herbs. Be the envy of your witchy comrades in your coven. Mugwort is useful for your magic, divination, and health.

The photo above is the mugwort from my garden.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch