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White Sage ~ are you honouring those Ashes?

White Sage ~ are you honouring those Ashes?

This post is for those of us who choose to use White Sage or other Herb Bundles for our Cleansing rituals.

White Sage Smudging has been used by the beautiful Indigenous American Tribes for ceremonies and healings. It is a sacred plant, and treated with respect always.

White Sage or various herbs are burned using fire, which is a symbol of strength, and renewal. The smoke is fanned using a feather. Feathers in turn, are sacred gifts from birds. Birds are believed to be Messengers, flying between our Worlds, and the higher spiritual realms. Birds are believed to carry messages from our Ancestors, and loved ones. Using a feather, captures your thoughts and prayers and carries them into the next World, for your loved ones.

Next comes the ashes from the burnt and used Sage or herb. Please do not discard it into the trash! This is disrespectful. It is not a waste product. It is a transformation of the plant it once was.

Allow your White Sage ashes to cool, and empty them back into Mother Earth or a pot plant filled with soil. This honours the plant that grew, and gives Mother Earth gratitude for her fertile soils in which the herbs grew. Always give thanks to both.

Gratitude is something that should always be done after smudging, it is a sign of respect for the gift we have received. 

You may just notice that the patch of earth you continue to empty your ashes onto, seems healthier than other areas! You may also notice that your pot plants thrive with the extra benefits of the sage, they are receiving.

I hope you all enjoy this little snippet of information, and I hope that you all start using this method of recycling your sage ashes. 

Blessed Be Kelli 🏹xx

Mystical Magick Labradorite

Mystical Magick Labradorite

 The Native American Inuit people have long been fascinated with Labradorite & I understand why.

They believe it to be from the coloured lights of the Aurora trapped inside the rocks. I believe this also.

There are a few legends that tell the story differently, depending on the people and their version of folklore. I love the following...

They believe the stars to once have lived on Mother Earth beneath the Sky and Aurora lights, in the rocks. A warrior then came along with a big hammer, strongly hit the stones to release the stars back to the heavens. The ones remaining share the power of Labradorite with us. 

With her magickal and mystical appeal, and vibrations it’s no wonder my heart skips a beat everytime I see a piece! 

Runes using them for Divination and Insight

Runes using them for Divination and Insight

I follow a Pagan Path and am a huge lover of these ancient symbols and their meanings.

These are Elder Farthark Runes shown in the photo. 

Rune stones are used as tools of divination and magick - a way to predict one's future. Rune Stones come in a set of 24 ancient alphabetic symbols. They can be made of different materials, these hold the extra energies of natural gemstone vibrations. They are always kept in a pouch, box or Offering Bowl.

Ideally ruins are cast on an East-West axis or facing the sun. A white cloth is laid down and used to determine the direction of the casting. I use a wooden Wicca board for mine, and you may also use the natural ground, grass or table if preferred. The same area should be used where possible as this builds the energy and gives you a sacred space to manifest and tune in your vibrations to that of the Runes.

From here the focus should lie with the pressing question. After casting the stones onto the cloth, board, ground or table the ones which have fallen the right side up are read and depending upon whether the rune is reversed or not will have a bearing upon its meaning and the reading as a whole. If they are facing down this indicates something you have that needs to be brought to the surface instead of being hidden within.

An alternative to casting the rune stones ...

Pick a rune stone randomly for a day reading, this sets your daily energy and mindset. Without looking reach into your pouch or bowl and choose the runes for your current vibration

You also do a 3 Rune Stone spread. Some feel that the day rune is a good way to get an answer to a single question. The 3 Rune Spread is used for asking future predictive questions.

We have books available with wonderful information, and they are invaluable to help your knowledge expand.

Please bless and protect yourself and your Stones before each ritual and casting. 

Crystals resonating with our Zodiac

Crystals resonating with our Zodiac

Do you follow your horoscope? Do you find certain crystals that resonate with you more so than others? 

Crystals each have an Element of Nature they connect with just as we do like Fire, Water, Earth, Air. We can choose crystals similar in energy with us, to get some healing benefits.

When choosing crystals, and if you love following your horoscope and you exhibit strong traits of it, choose a similar vibration. For example if you are emotional choose a stone like Rose Quartz which is balancing for emotions/hormones. If you are energetic choose something like Carnelian! The list is endless....

But also keep in mind you may be drawn to completely opposite stones and these can bring great benefits to your self, if you need to introduce changes or wish to stop negative behaviour traits for example. Stones like Black Obsidian are perfect for this and may make you feel uneasy, but this can be a wonderful thing, which in turn helps you move forward and change for the better.

We have gorgeous Healing Pouches I have created and they feature a Rose Quartz worry stone engraved with your zodiac sign, along with a trio of tumble stones that connect  with a few of your star sign behaviours and traits! 

 

Using Moon Phases for Crystal Charging

Using Moon Phases for Crystal Charging

There is always something written about Full Moon for charging our crystals. But, did you know that we can utilise every phase of her lunar energy with every changing form she takes on? Yes it’s true! Read on my friends. 

New Moon is a favourite of mine, and I started our business on this very phase. It’s about renewal and new beginnings. Crystals to use include, Rainbow Moonstone, Quartz & Labradorite.

Waxing Moon is a phase before full. This is a time to start thinking of areas you need to change, banish negativity if necessary and prepare for renewal. Crystals to use include, fluorite, kyanite & bloodstone. 


Full Moon is a time of very intense energy and a lot can be negatively affected during this period. Insomnia, mood swings and feeling drained may occur. Or we may feel energised and the exact opposite! Crystals to use include, Carnelian, Amethyst & Mookaite.

Waning Moon sees us winding down and going within to rest and reflect. The intensity has passed, and the energy begins to calm and relax. Crystals to use include Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Blue Lace Agate.

The same applies to making Moon Water for consumption or cleansing rituals. It doesn’t have to be a full moon to enjoy it. Make it during every phase and enjoy the changing energy you receive. We constantly evolve and change just as she does....

 

Ritual, Spell or Wish Candles and how to use them

Ritual, Spell or Wish Candles and how to use them

If you are just embarking on the path of Witchcraft it can be confusing, with so much information and books to choose from! Spells are always a popular subject, but they should always be performed with respect, moderate experience and understanding and your intent must never be that of purely personal gain. Choose to serve and help others before yourself. But, you can call for assistance in a life matter that needs help from our Gods or Goddesses. To empower yourself and make it happen, really helps get energy and intentions happening. This is a true part of being Pagan and following your Ancestors.

Candle colours correspond to various intentions and health or problems we may have, just like our crystals correspond to our chakras. Choosing your colour and other tools is important for the best outcome. 

Ensure you are grounded, protected and mindful. Do not perform any spell or healing work if you feel ill, depressed or you are not grounded/balanced. That can be a disaster! As when working with elements and  other worldly energy there is always the opportunity to attract lower astral planes. Always vibrate high and healthy my sister witches! 

We have single ritual candles, with a shorter burn time, this allows them to burn to the end of the spell without taking too many hours! I do list a simple spell on our website which connects with the energy of each candle. Our larger candles  also contain a little spell on them to recite as it burns. I recommend using our candle Snuffer to extinguish your flame, never blow candles out!!

Using the Element of Fire is a powerful choice and fire shares energy of concentration, relaxation and higher energy. It attracts good to your sacred space. For this reason, I use a candle in all Reiki/Crystal Healings I perform.

So Mote it Be....Kelli xx

 

Natural Herbs for Rituals and Spells

Natural Herbs for Rituals and Spells

Writing spells is something I love to do...

They empower, manifest and add extra intent or thoughts  to crystals, herbs and spiritual tools we use with them. All our herbs are wonderful for use with charcoal discs, they produce their cleansing aroma and may be used for spells requiring:

~ protection

~abundance

~love

~ health

~ family and more!

The way you use yours may differ and it’s a personal choice. Like me you may enjoy writing your own spell to chant as you burn your herbs and perform your Magick rituals.

During all spells, Reiki Crystal healings or cleansing, I always recite my spells 3 times. This invokes the power of 3, a number of the holy trinity. For me it works, but again the choice is a personal one. Call in your favourite Goddess to empower and assist your work. They are always listening to us

Herbs have been used for centuries for their natural goodness, their sustainability, and their healing powers. All of our single origin or our blended batches are hygienically packaged by us, into our clean sealed bags to retain their freshness and protect from air and moisture. 

So many Sage Smudge Sticks ~ Here’s what each does!

So many Sage Smudge Sticks ~ Here’s what each does!

Most of us know about White Sage Smudge Sticks and their many benefits of cleansing. But how about all the other new forms we offer here at MoonstoneGypsyAu.

Being of Cherokee Nation blood, this is my favourite method of cleansing, ritual and removing negativity from my Spirit, home, crystals and my Distant Reiki healing room.

Here’s a brief description of the different types of Sage and their key benefits. For full information, visit our website.

WHITE SAGE ~ purification, antibacterial, cleansing 

BLACK SAGE ~ Magick, astral travel, witchcraft

BLUE SAGE ~ spiritual growth, rituals, strength

COPAL SAGE ~ offering for gods/goddesses, clearing 

LAVENDER SAGE ~ relaxant, induce sleep, calming

MUGWORT SAGE ~ witchcraft, psychic protection

SWEETGRASS BRAID ~ blessings, health, abundance

CINNAMON SAGE ~ wealth, protection talisman

YERBA SANTA SAGE ~ love, emotional release, purity

I hope this sheds some light on these beautiful herbs and has you wanting to try them all, at some point! Each has its very own benefit and all smell divine.

Citrine and Manifesting

Citrine and Manifesting

Citrine YES! Now write a list of goals and sit a cluster on top of it. Attract all that is good and banish negativity before if gets anywhere near your Aura or your home! 

Any size cluster works, you don’t need big, size is irrelevant. What counts is that you Cleanse Charge and Program it! 

Now that I’ve motivated you, jump on the website grab a cluster and start writing that note of abundance today, while you wait for your cluster to arrive....

Growing your Hair following Moon Phases

Growing your Hair following Moon Phases

This is what you need to know for growing those luscious locks longer!

Have you ever thought of doing it using Moon Phases? 

Being a Moonchild (Cancerian) and being ruled by Lunar energy, I do follow this method as I have slower growing hair.  

However, it has gotten very healthy and lush since last year, and of course grown longer. Same applies to using a deep conditioning masque for giving some much needed nourishment, do it while she is in Cancer and in Full Moon Phase. Although anytime is good for a deep conditioner! 

This year opt for cutting or trimming your hair only during the most active Moon cycles, so think Waxing or Full Moon only. I do love New Moon but never cut my hair during this time!!

Give it a whirl and see if you notice the changes, I bet you do. Write the dates down and take photos. When you compare them months apart, you really see results.

I’m the Red Head & Tarot Taylar is the Blonde!  

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