Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Rune Draw .... 29th February

Ansuz ~ Signals, Messenger Rune, The God Loki (Reversed)

Are you feeling clogged... now is the time to clean out the old, consider the uses of adversity and know that what is happening is timely to your process...

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

4 of Cups - Are you missing an opportunity?

Today I drew 4 of cups .... and whilst I don't share my tarot draws on my blog this card has got me thinking ...

I think the message of this card is not to overlook the opportunities we have by focusing on what we don't have ......... and that's the thing I've been thinking about..

If you are a frequent reader of my blog (and I thank you for that ...) then you will know that I am now unemployed.  I am a lady of quite a few years with a lot of experience and I'm finding it a struggle to find employment....but am I overlooking an opportunity.  For the first time in years I have time to make my house a 'home' and not just do the 'basics'.  I can take my time and declutter and turn this home into a truly magickal place to be ........

I've started this process with the Altars, but something Hippie Jersey Devil said rang so loudly in my ears - and that is that her whole home is one big Altar - dedicated to her path and the Divine - and that's what I am going to do..... The Goddess has given me this time for a reason, so I'll make use of it.

love and blessings to all

bunni x x x

Rune Draw .... 28th February

Wunjo ~ Joy, Light

Every time I see this image I think of a flag at the top of a flagpole flapping madly in celebration - Every cloud has a silver lining and the light is now piercing the clouds that have been surrounding you. The obstacle(s) that have been barring your way have now been removed and you are feeling lighter and full of energy....

Monday, 27 February 2012

Laguz ~ Flow, Water, That Which Conducts

Just go with the flow, let it all wash over you, there are unseen forces at work here, powers that nourish, shape and connect.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Altar (s)

So, in response to my muse the other day of what I could possibly do to do 'more' - one of my awesome friends planted a suggestion and that suggestion prompted an Altar....

I have an Altar in my living room - which is dedicated to Ma'at and Apollo ....

And it is wonderful and I am so very much in love with it - the only snag I had was ... when I meditated I sat on the floor and as an automatic response to that - I crossed my legs - which left me feeling that I was blocking movements .......... so, I wanted somewhere where I could work my spells, draw my tarot / runes and do spreads without having grovel on the floor.............

This is where I will do my meditations and spell casting ... it's in the extension right by the french doors so in the Summer I can bring the outdoors in .... It is also the room where I am going to do my tarot spreads.

After I 'dressed' the Altar - I cast a protective circle round the altar and the room - and said a chant as I cast the circle - I can't remember the exact words ... something like: 

As I cast this circle here,
I banish all doubt and fear,
No more doom and gloom
Only love and laughter in this room,
This is my intent I make this clear
As I cast this circle here!

So mote it be!

Also, in the room  I set up an Elemental / Prosperity Altar and in the drawers underneath are all my cards, incense and 'stuff' that I may need .......

Tomorrow I will finish de-cluttering the rest of my house and making my home truly magickal ... as well as look for a job!!!!! 

Love and blessings to all 

bunni x x x

Rune Draw .... 26th February

Jera ~ Harvest, Fertile Season, One Year

Wait for it, wait for it ........This is the rune of beneficial outcomes .... but be aware this is also the rune that counsels patience - you have planted the seeds cultivated the soil - and now it's time to wait for the harvest to come in!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Rune Draw .... 25th February

Perth ~ Initiation, Something Hidden, A Secret Matter (Reversed)

You may feel overwhelmed with exhaustion from meeting obstruction after obstruction.  Yet you always have a choice, you can see this apparent negativity as bad luck, or you can recognize it as an obstacle course, a challenge specific to the Initiation you are presently undergoing.  So, stay centred, see the humour and keep your faith firm!!

Friday, 24 February 2012

More musings...

First - I am now unemployed - I knew it was coming and have been actively seeking work, so it wasn't a total surprise - but it still affected me and made me feel slightly worthless... now the issue with that is I KNOW that I didn't do anything wrong - I KNOW that this is all down to decisions made at higher levels and the Goddess only knows how or why those decisions are made! ........but knowing and feeling are two totally different things I am beginning to find!!

What my head knows and what my heart feels are very much mis-aligned at the moment, so now we face Shadow to find out why!

Second - a wonderful, beautiful friend has given me a suggestion on how I can 'do' more in my Spiritual path and i've been ruminating (do bunni's ruminate??) all day on this and at the moment it's a 'watch this space' but there is a creative idea bubbling away and it's very exciting!!

Three - I had a bit of an A-HA while driving home, my awesome Anam Cara has recently read my Akashic records - (last night I asked for a sign that I would not fail to see to be shown to me that I was on the right path and that I was doing as I should) .............. when AC read my record she said I would be unemployed for a short time - a very short time but I would be unemployed ......... now go back and read one again!

I am where I need to be for me - and I am doing as I should be doing........... Now all I need to do is sort out my Shadow and I am good to go!

Rune Draw .... 24th February

Ehwaz - Movement, Progress, The Horse (Reversed)

Ooops, seems we've hit a bit of a block ... remember not all doors are open to us - this opportunity may not serve our highest good - this is a reminder that what is yours, will come to you but maybe not how you expect it to.....

D is for .... Dendritic Agate

As last week's post was fairly deep, I thought I'd lighten the mood and talk this week about one of my favourite crystals ....... I am by no means a crystal expert - I operate solely on the "I knows what I like and I like what I knows" principle .... So, without further ado - I introduce...........

Dendritic Agate is more commonly known as Tree Agate.

There is some divide over this crystal with some saying that they are two separate crystals.... i'm no geologist, so I'm going with what it means to me :)

This crystal is white or off-white dappled with green flecks. It is said to encourage inner peace through certainty and bring awareness of personal strengths, creating security and stability.

It is also know as the Stone of Plenitude and you would place one of these crystals anywhere you would like to encourage abundance and fullness (I carry one in my purse...!) 

Healers would use Dendritic agate to align and correct anything with branches (such as blood vessels, nerves, skeletal disorders). 


Use tree agate for channeling tree wisdom and it can be used as an aid to greater understanding with Ogham staves as it is sometimes known as the Stone Of: Druids!

I like this stone - it's a very gentle stone, it's very peaceful and requires you to feel that peace, it's quite forceful in a very slow and easy paced way.  When I hold mine I can feel all the stress and strain seep out my body! 

Associated Crystals: Jade, moss agate and rutilated quartz.
Candle Color: White.
Chakra: Crown.
Element: Air.
Flowers & Plants: Any flowering tree.
Herbs - Incenses - Oils: Cedar, ivy, pine and rosewood.
Planet: Mercury and Earth.
Zodiac: Gemini.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Spring is soon to be sprung

Well, it looks as if Spring has come a wee bit early to this part of the Universe, today we had lovely sun, it was warm and I've noticed the first tree with shoots on ......... but, tis not only the weather that's changing ...

I've been feeling a little unsettled lately... yes, part of that is the job situation but it's more deep seated than that - it's a weird, odd feeling.  I don't feel disconnected so much it's more a restlessness.  A feeling that something is about to happen ....

Reminds me of a line of a song ..."It's only just out of reach, down the block, on a beach....." (WestSide Story for those interested - Tony sings it just before meeting Maria....... yes it's my all time fav film!)

It's also a feeling of wanting to do more... now I already meditate, draw my cards and  Runes and speak to the Goddess daily as well as shoving my beak into any Witchy book I can find  and as i'm not one for doing spells for the sake of it (LOL as my whole BoS consists of three spells now I think that's an understatement) ......  I'm at a loss of what 'more' I can do.......

Maybe, I am just going 'stir crazy' and waiting for the dark days of winter to brighten to the warm days of Spring, maybe when the job situation is sorted I'll feel more settled - or maybe I am going to find my 'more' when the Goddess reveals it to me ........ until then I will keep on keeping on!!!

love and blessings to all

bunni x x x

Rune Draw .... 23rd February

Sowelu ~ Wholeness, Life Force, The Sun's Energy

Wholeness is the Spiritual Warriors quest and yet what you are striving to become is what you already are.  Sowelu is a Rune of great power and marks a time of regeneration - all is as is should be and all will be well!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A rose by any other name...

..... would smell as sweet .. Well, that's what we are told and who am I to argue - personally, I love Dandelions to most people they are a weed - but to me they are a happy, cheerful little plant that just make me smile (it's probably a good job I like them as my front garden is full of them .... or is that by design???)

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is ...... if a Dandelion was called Faunaexcitementia - would it have such a bad rep - would people be rushing to buy chemicals to clear it from their gardens or would they be spending thousands to own the most exclusive one they can??? - I mean have you SEEN the price of some of these rare Orchids????

Dandelions are much maligned and yet they are such a wonderfully, versatile plant - you can make coffee from the root (it's a diruretic, increasing the amount of urine the body produces - hence the old wives tale pick a dandelion and wet the bed!)

Dandelion leaves can be added to salads, teas and wines .....

Dandelion Sap for
Rough skin

Dandelion salad for
Sluggish liver
Urinary problems
Fluid retention

Dandelion tincture for
Skin problems
Sluggish liver
Urinary problems
Fluid retention
Chronic illness

Dandelion flower infused oil for
Muscle tension
Muscle aches
Stiff necks

Magickal Uses

Gender: Masculine
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Air
Deity: Hecate
Power: Divination, wishes, calling spirits

Drink dandelion tea or coffee to promote psychic powers. Leave a cup of this hot infusion by the bed to call spirits.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, if that's not enough ............ you can tell the time by blowing the seeds and counting how many puffs it takes to blow them all off ..................... or was that just me???

Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
Edible Wild Plants and Herbs
Hedgerow Medicine

Rune Draw .... 22nd February

Mannaz ~ The Self

Cut this Rune in half  and you have two sides showing a mirror image of the other - and that is Wunjo the Rune for Joy ......... this Rune is all about harmony and balance ... The Self is needed to balance the self .... a note of caution take nothing to excess ........ Strive to live an ordinary life in an extra-ordinary way

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Playing with layouts and having fun!

In case you hadn't noticed - I've been playing with the layouts and generally adding and taking things away from the blog - this is the first time I've had a blog and being honest I didn't know what I wanted - so as things take my eye I will be trying them out .....

It's a bit like my Spiritual path - I don't always know what I want and so a lot of trial and error goes into it to see what will work, or not work for me!

I have to be honest and say that's the best part for me - knowing that I can change, adapt, tweak and see what fits with me - rather than be issued with a doctrine that says Thou Shall NOT .........

I love knowing that a spell I do one day may be adapted and used in a completely different way in six months time - nothing goes to waste and even things that right now don't 'fit' with me are still there .... waiting!

So, bear with me while I find my 'style'!

love and blessings to all

bunni x x x

Rune Draw ....21 February

Othila ~ Separation, Retreat, Inheritance (Reversed)

Now is not the time to be bound by old conditioning, consider not only what benefits you but also what benefits others, you may be called upon to make a radical departure from old ways...... total honesty is required.  The message of Othila is "we do without doing and everything gets done."

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kitchen Witch Forum

This is a shameless plug for a forum that is co-run by two wonderful kitchen witches, there is a wealth of information on there as they say ....."What we have created here is an interactive online Book of Shadows. We put all the information from our own experience and knowledge into this forum and hope that you will join us and add to it too."

I have a button on my blog which will link you directly to the forum .... 

What is unique about this forum, is that there are no charges for information, everything is given freely and with love and any questions are answered promptly and with care - if they don't know the answer then they are open and honest and tell you that... 

I am admin on there but that is more to add my blog and daily rune draws :) - although I will be honest and say that I am immensely honoured to be part of this forum!! 

As a solitary it's difficult sometimes to know whether the information gleaned from the internet is reputable so it's nice to find somewhere where the information can be relied on - if you do nothing else than 'check them out' I'm sure it will be 10 - 15 minutes you wont regret! 

love and blessings to you all 

bunni x x x

Rune Draw .... 19th February

Ehwaz ~ Movement, Progress, The Horse

Moving on up, we're moving on up - the lyrics of the song M people sang always spring to mind when I see this rune - and this rune is all about movement and progress... now you can face the future with certainty

Friday, 17 February 2012

Rune Draw .... 17th February

Odin's Rune ~ The Unknowable, The Divine, Odin

Buckle up, be aware, sit back and relax - this is the rune of the unknown and anything can happen! Nothing less than total trust is what this Rune demands .......

D is for .... Depression and the Divine

Yep, this one is going a bit deep ... but come with me as this is apt to get a bit scary for a bunni on her own!

I am / have been clinically depressed, I have fought the black dog of depression many, many times - and I just wanted to take a moment to talk about how depression works in a Witches world - especially one where the art of affirmations, positive thinking and manifesting your reality are all led from your emotions!  Can you do magick when you are sitting in a cloud of gloom???

There is a great child's programme - I'm not sure if it's still being shown called Ruby Gloom and there is a character on there and she is the Queen of Negativity!! ............ Misery

I digress..... Can you do magick when you are facing a pit of bleak??? - well, yes you can - will the outcome be what you desire - pretty much no.... and that's where the Divine comes in - you have to have faith, you have to trust in your Goddess, God, Great Spirit or whatever you call the Divine - and that's one heck of a leap of faith..........

When I am at my worst I don't hear positives I only hear the negative and sometimes I hear a negative that just isn't there - you can say "You look nice today" and I'll hear - Jeez you look cwap 99% of the time good to know you can pull it together when you can be bothered!   So, for someone like me - to read the words 'believe in yourself and it will happen' - there is a HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE voice yelling in my head "Yeah right, of course it will............ hahahahahaha - go on make my day and fail again"...

That's the voice that has to be gagged, that's the voice that sabotages your efforts and that's the voice of depression.

Now, this has been a pretty gloomy blog and I'm sorry for that - but on my wanderings round t'net and in and out of forums I've seen and talked to lots of people with depression, but I've never read anyone actually come out and say "Yes you can walk this Path, yes you can do everything that everyone else can do - but when you are down then it's going to be tough, it's going to be difficult to keep the Faith because this is a Path that is linked to your emotions and if you are in a 'bad' place then light and love has to work hard to find you"

However, one thing I know IF you are struggling and IF you do seek help and guidance then the Divine WILL answer you and WILL light the way back .......... all you have to do is ask!!

love and bright blessings to you all

bunni x x x

Thursday, 16 February 2012

To comment or not to comment ....

I've been thinking lately about my blog, well more to the point I've been thinking about the lovely people that have taken time out of their day to comment on my musing and rambling ..... what is blog etiquette do I reply to their replies ???

It's not like facebook - on there they will know that I've seen the comments as I can 'like' them, but if I don't reply will that offend them and then they won't come back and visit me ???

I wonder is there a book on Blogging Etiquette??

I've been musing on this especially since the Pagan Blog Project as it's generated traffic to a lot of blogs (not just my little one) and it seems to be a personal thing - some bloggers reply to comments and some bloggers don't ...

So, if you a reading this and you have previously commented on my ramblings please be assured that I treasure and value each and every comment and thank you for them .........

love and blessings to all

bunni x x x

Rune Draw .... 16th February

Wunjo ~ Joy, Light

Every cloud has a silver lining and the light is now piercing the clouds that have been surrounding you. The obstacle(s) that have been barring your way have now been removed and you are feeling lighter and full of energy....

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Interview luck spell

As you may know I've been searching for employment - I had an interview today and so I thought last night I would ask the Divine for a little help..

What I need is some luck - so I thought I would invoke a pentacle and write my name and the company's name into the centre ........ I was thinking the Air pentacle ........


The words are Luck, Worth, Positive, Value ... there are images of Clovers (my interpretation of them) horseshoes, pots of gold and the rune Inguz for New Beginnings .

On the back I wrote the 'words' I said in the ritual ....

Goddess Ma'at of Judgement fair,
Within this pentacle we have a pair,
The time at last to stop the grind,
The job is found I'm no longer blind.

This job is for me, I feel it's right,
The search has ended the prize in sight,
I invoke the Air and the Goddess Ma'at,
This is the job no doubt of that.

As I invoked Air - I drew the pentacle in the air and after I said the words I lit a green candle for prosperity and have left it to burn out - the words and drawing are on the altar behind the Goddess candle - and it will stay there until I get the call to tell me I have the job :)

I then sat quietly and visualised myself at the interview - making the interviewers smile, getting nods of approval. Then I saw an image of me at my desk with a cup of tea in a mug that said Blessed Be on it ........ I don't own a mug that says that.........yet!!!!

So, now we wait and see!!! 

love and blessings to you all 

bunni x x x 

Rune Draw .... 15th February

Isa ~ Standstill, Withdrawal, Ice

Brrrr it's cold out there, it's winter - it's time to 'go within' and hibernate for a while, as nothing positive can be accomplished, but don't fret Isa is the Rune of restoration and renewal, so wait, be still and know that the seeds of Spring and ready and waiting to burst forth!!!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Rune Draw .... 14th February

Jera ~ Harvest, Fertile Season, One Year

This is the rune of beneficial outcomes .... but be aware this is also the rune that counsels patience - you have planted the seeds cultivated the soil - and now it's time to wait for the harvest to come in!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Monday Muses.....

I am feeling a bit battered and bruised after this weekend, it's been exciting and eventful not all good... but not all bad either ........  

Friday was a good day - I had the day off of work and spent the day doing not a lot of anything really .. I had a nice, quiet day hubby was at work and so I had the house to myself :) PJ party for one!!  Hubby normally works from 2 in the afternoon til 10 at night - so as this was the first Friday in years that he would be home as he had some sort of course we had made plans to go out, as daughter would be staying round the Grandparent's :D 

Ever heard the expression "Best laid plans............" - Yep, my Friday did not go to plan - daughter decided that she wanted to come home - so that meant hubby and I couldn't go out.  Oh well, least we did spend the evening together ..... 

Saturday was not a good day - I have been losing weight with Weight Watchers and last week I had been so good, I'd tracked, drank my water, eat well and yet when I stood on the scales I'd put on weight and well, on top of the disappointment of yet another knockback on the job front - I crumbled and my Stiff Upper Lip turned into a quiver and I hate to admit it - but I cried - it just seemed to be one more thing that I'd 'failed' at ........ so Saturday became a bit soggy!!! 

However, all was not lost - Saturday night I was guided into writing down all my worries, fears, anxieties and then giving them to the Goddess ........ so I had an impromptu ritual - wrote my fears etc on a piece of paper - burnt the paper in my cauldron and then scattered the ashes in the garden.  It was very liberating and the tears that had cleansed me - now felt like they belonged to someone else - it all seemed a bit surreal! 

Sunday, I met up with the most amazing Witches and we walked the stones in Avebury - and held another impromptu ritual - this time in a snow trod Pentacle ...... to hold hands and listen to the beautiful voices of two of the group singing my favourite Goddess song ......... perfecto!!!! (next time I may join in :p) .......... as rituals go it was off the cuff, simple, wonderful and sooooooooo right for us - how can anyone not be moved by that???

That was my weekend - and I wouldn't change a single thing, even the tears!! 

Rune Draw .... 13th February 2012

Perth ~ Initiation, Something Hidden, A Secret Matter

Powerful forces of change are at work here, this is a Rune of mystery - forces way beyond our frail manipulative powers. In the mundane there may be gains, surprises or rewards that you didn't anticipate!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Rune Draw ....12th February

Hagalaz ~ Disruption, Elemental Power, Hail

This rune is the Rune of change ... and the bigger the disruption the greater the change - this Rune demands growth - but this is also the Rune of power - and you have the inner strength to cope with any change that's coming!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Rune Draw .... 11th February

Kano ~ Opening, Fire, Torch (Reversed)

The opposite of Open is Closed - are you closed off to all the blessings in your life?? - Are you only focussing on the negative?? Kano reversed indicates a period of darkness in some aspect of your life - this is an aspect that no longer serves your highest good - and as each cycle comes to an end with a death - this is a death of a way of being that is no longer valid.... Give up this aspect gladly even if for a time you are 'empty' - soon there will be light again!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Rune Draw .... 10th February

Berkana ~ Growth, Rebirth, Birch Tree (Reversed)

Are you feeling stifled in your growth?  Are you letting your wants outweigh your needs? Sometimes what we want isn't necessarily that which will serve our highest good - so we feel we are not growing!   Take sometime to look within and find which obstacles are preventing you from moving forward... then disperse the resistance, know you are growing - just on a different branch!

C is for ...Challenges of being a Witch in today's society.........

Now this blog serves me right - I was struggling with a C to do and so I asked my Anam Cara - who has a wicked (evil) sense of humour........ and she challenged me to stretch myself and write about Challenges (and not Carnelian which would have been too simple!) 

So, this blog is the Challenges of being a Witch in today's society......... 

My first thought was Help!! followed by hmmmmm - what challenges do I face....... well, I have to be honest and say I am one of the very, very lucky Witches as my family accept my Path and I haven't encountered any real intolerance from friends or acquaintances.  For that I do give thanks daily.  

So, lets broaden my horizon and look at my sphere of FB Witch friends and whilst I haven't got nearly the same number of 'friends' on there as I used to I was still pretty surprised by how many I had - and after I read some posts a picture began to emerge and then I got to the researching on t'net!!! 

Intolerance teemed with ignorance seems to be one of the biggest challenges we Witches face today, from the typical response of someone when you say you are a Witch (do you sacrifice animals??) to the outrageous and stomach churning case in the papers of poor Kristy Bamu (trigger warning - only open the link if you are well shielded). 

How do we change society's perception of us..... well, my method is one person at a time........  If they engage me in conversation!!! 

I am very open about who and what I am - but I know many of my fellow Witches can't be that open and so the challenge they face each day is how to stay 'in the closet' and yet still honour their path and the Divine, one of the things i've read many times that seems to challenge these Witches is the Altar and either not having space or not being able to have a permanent Altar due to conflict of space or attitudes. 

What can we do to change this - well, I've seen many sites that advertise 'portable' matchbox sized Altars ....... Altars in a box  which I think is a great idea.  

Or you could use oracle or Tarot cards (The Well Worn Path oracle cards are particularly good for this). 

I am fortunate in that I do not face many challenges (well, apart from trying to convince my Father than I don't kill demons on an hourly basis ........ he loves Charmed and as he puts it .... "You are into all that Wicca stuff") 

I can talk about my faith, my craft openly and honestly.  I can have my Altar (in fact I have two) and I don't have to hide who I am.... but I know that this is not true for everyone and that for every closet Witch there are four or five closet Witch Hunter Generals out there ........ the burning times may have been in the past but I do fear that they are but a heartbeat away in this intolerant time!   

These are some of the challenges we Witches face in today's society, I'd be interested to hear what Challenges you face and how you overcame them .......... 

love and blessings to all 

bunni x x x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Daily Oracle Draw (or lack thereof...)

I really should rename these as it's not so much a daily draw as an When I remember to post draw - I do draw my cards daily but quite often forget to post them .......... oh well!

Today I'm not going to do a card draw - I shall be drawing a Rune - the reason ....... I have got a cardboard cut on my holding hand that is right where the cards sit - and I'm a bit of a wuss and it's hurts!

WUNJO ~ Joy, Light (Reversed)

Well, I would say that doesn't need much explaining - I'm not feeling the love - if you look at WUNJO it looks like a flag flying from a pole ... flags are normally hoisted in victory - I'm battling towards my victory and the battle has been long and tiring - but if I remain focused, trust in myself and the Divine then I can not fail! 

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Sometimes less is more .....

Just recently I've hit a bit of wall, Spiritually all is going well, mundania - well not so much!  It's all stemming from self -esteem issues and feelings of being less than worthy 88% of the time..... (the other 12% I am awesomeness itself!!!).

I am currently looking for work - and lets say the ratio of interview to offer is pretty dire... my CV (Resume) gets me through the door, my interview skills are fantastic (not one feedback has been negative), but I STILL can't seal the deal - so, for a doubting Bunni - this lesson in patience, faith and trust has been pretty traumatic ......... I thank the Goddess everyday for the friends that have listened to me bleat on and on!! 

So, thinking and feeling pretty grotty the other day I headed off for my bath and a Chakra cleanse and this happened........

I had my bath and laid on my bed  ... so, I'm laying there with the crystals placed doing their thing and  I went off into a meditation with a difference - I didn't go anywhere and I didn't seek an answer to anything but it was amazing ......... 

I sage'd and cleansed my brain!!!  .... I had a visualisation of me walking round my brain with my smudge stick and feather and cleared every inch of my brain - released and cleared any negative thoughts and invited only thoughts that served my highest good to come in!

Then I saw myself in my heart (not a valentine heart but a pumping blood real heart and yep it was gross) and I saw myself opening my heart up to love, acceptance and compassion!

Then I saw Ma'at and I gave Her my financial, employment and esteem issues - She put them in a bag and took them away with Her!

I have felt pretty humble but awesome since then - and so when I heard yesterday that another job I'd gone for had hired from within the company I fully expected to feel down and miserable - but I don't, I'm not doing cartwheels and leaping for joy, but I am calm and patiently waiting to see what will come next. 

Tonight is the Full Moon and I'm really looking forward to spending time tonight in front of my Altar and meditating, as the moon is in Leo tonight with the emphasis on self  - which is perfect as I know I am a work in progress .....

Full Moon blessings to you all 

love bunni x x x

Monday, 6 February 2012

Monday 6th February

I had a wonderful evening yesterday indulging the inner child in me - and doing some wonderful things with pens and paper - ok as an artist I make a rather fine teapot - but ... I enjoyed it and it means something to me - ready .......

I love myself, I love all others, I am infinitely loved.

I am Psychic

I am Prosperous

Like I say I am not an artist ... but the reason behind this - sometimes you have to take cynical voice that says 'you're not worthy' out of the game and by doing art you appeal directly to the Inner child - and therefore get them message in without the cynic being aware :) 

Today's card draw: 

Mildew Fairy ~ Clean Up Time! 

This little lady turns up where the water has been sitting for awhile - it's not necessarily a bad thing but it's time now for a breath of fresh air - a new perspective on an old situation - time to release all those stagnant emotions. 

love and blessings to all

bunni x x x

Friday, 3 February 2012

C is for ....... Competition!

I know what you're thinking.... competition that's not very magickal or Spiritual - but hang with me for a moment...

I was going to blog about Carnelian or Cerridwen or any number of other things but I was reading something in Kitchen Witch forum and it got me thinking about competition...

Hands up.... how many of us know those perfect Witches..... the ones that know EXACTLY the right herb, the right crystal, the right moon sign ............. I'm really lucky 'cos I know several :-)    but we all know at least one.......... and how many times have we 'upped our game' to try to imitate or be like them.???? C'mon be honest........

Competition is healthy it's good for you and it can lead to the most amazing discussions and A-HA's as you pool your knowledge with these 'perfect' witches .... but when competition turns to jealousy, envy and pettiness then that's not healthy!!

We can only walk our Path's, we can't walk anyone else's and they can't walk ours, so maybe your PW (i'm a lazy typist....) can name all the herbs in her garden, whilst you can only name a dandelion.... or he can tell you a crystal piece from 25 paces and you struggle with moonstone and quartz, does it really matter??

I'm 100% certain that there are area's in your Spiritual / Magickal life that they aren't perfect in, but you take those for granted as they come easily and naturally .... maybe they are Champions at crystals but they can't tell a tarot card from a playing card. Perhaps they can tell you the difference between belladonna and basil but they can't tell a Rune from a Rubik's cube..............

So, whilst some competition is good and natural - it's when we neglect our own intuition, our own gifts to try to compete with our PW's that's when the problems occur.... for how can you tell if you have a gift for Runes if you spend 100% of time trying to read the cards and getting vexed and stressed because 
your PW is a Tarot guru and to them it's effortless but for you it's like swimming upstream for mating season???

Never doubt for one moment that you do not have talents or are not as gifted as the next Witch along ...... you are Perfect but a different way!!!

love and blessings to all

bunni x x x

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Daily Oracle Draw ~ Thursday 2nd February

Well, I kinda lapsed at this towards the latter end of January - so much going on that although I did the draw I kinda stopped posting them - so, here I am back to it........

I've changed decks as I've been led to start using the Oracle of Shadow and Light by Lucy Cavendish ...

Pink Lotus Fairy ~ A time for Spirit

Shhhh..... now is the time to go within, to meditate and to find your inner calm and peace.  It is only when we are quiet that we can hear the messages and see and heed the signs we are being sent.

My first Imbolc Ritual

Here is my ritual for Imbolc

Preparation :

My altar is already set up, see pictures here but I will add a small cup of milk and a piece of bread for offering and I will need a lighter to light my candle

I'm not a great one for theatrics and drama, so this is going to be a very simple ritual ...

I will call upon the elements:

To the North, I call upon the element of Earth to be present to aid and guide me.

To the East, I call upon the element of Air to be present to aid and guide me.

To the South, I call upon the element of Fire to be present to aid and guide me.

To the West, I call upon the element of Water to be present to aid and guide me.

Then I will call upon the Goddess and God

I call upon Brighid to be present to aid and guide me and I call upon Apollo to be present to aid and guide me.

Then I will say (and do *actions in bold*)

As I light this candle here today
I know that the Sun is on it's way
To warm the air, the water, the earth
As Brighid's love will warm our hearth

I leave an offering of bread and milk
Upon the altar draped in silk
And ask for your blessings on all within
Be they friend, foe, stranger or kin

I will then meditate on all the blessings in my life and give thanks for the returning Sun and all the new beginnings that are starting for me

I will then thank the God and Goddess. I thank Brighid and Apollo for being present and aiding and guiding me. Hail and Farewell

To the West I thank and release the element of Water. Hail and Farewell

To the South I thank and release the element of Fire. Hail and Farewell

To the East I thank and release the element of Air. Hail and Farewell

To the North I thank and release the element of Earth. Hail and Farewell.

I shall then leave the candle to burn (as long as it's safe) until I go to bed and I will leave the bread and milk overnight - the following morning I will pour the milk on the ground outside and break the bread up for the birds......... assuming the cats don't get to it first!

So, there you go - my first ritual ......... well in words anyway!

love and blessings to all 

bunni x x x