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The Crystal Herbalist

Spearmint: a protective herb, known to aid psychic development and to bring lucid dreams. During the Medieval era Europeans used spearmint in their teas to aid digestion, headaches, and insomnia. They also put spearmint under their beds to protect them in their sleep. It is an herb for good luck, love, clarity, visions, and cooling energy.

Azurite: stimulates intuition,confidence, and creativity. Opens up communication with the spirit realm, strengthening your energy shield and third eye.

Moss Agate: a warrior grounding stone that balances emotions and left/right brain. Connecting you to the soft energy of moss and fae. A stone for success, flow, and peace. 

Rainbow Tourmaline: promotes harmony, flow, and heart energy. It removes negativity, manifestation of goals, and embody creativity and opening the body for positive change. 

Placing these stones with spearmint create a calming sanctuary, and enhance the flow of the energy. Place these stone with the spearmint under your pillow to protect you in your sleep and to stimulate lucid dreaming. Drink spearmint tea before bed or in the morning to purify the body, mind, and intuition.

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sachimo:

abeardfullofbees:

alilnugget:

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beatonna:

If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.

this should be concerning a lot more people than it is

not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”

this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.

last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks

Get excited, motherfuckers.  Without bees, we will die off.  Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs.  Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.

I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.

Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.

Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY. 

Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.

Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.

GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!

If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.

Give the bees a free home!

Giving bees a “bee block” alone is a huge load off their backs! You can buy homes here or  You can even build your own. 

Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.

Sources and other helpful links:

5 ways to help our disappearing bees

How to “Friend” Your Native Bees

Why gardening is good for your health

Silence of the Bees

Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.

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41 Quick Tarot Spreads for Reading Any Situation

asoulajar:

SPREADS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

1. NEW RELATIONSHIP

1.  What I bring to the relationship.
2.  What the other person brings to the relationship.
3.  Nature of the relationship for me
4.  Challenges to the relationship for me.
5. How the relationship will progress.

2. FINDING THE RIGHT MATE
  1. What I need to know about myself in partnership
  2. What am I looking for in a partner?
  3. Positive qualities I bring to a relationship.
  4. Obstacles within myself to finding the right partner
  5. What will help me find a new partner?

3. RELATIONSHIP SPREAD (for a specific loved one)

  1. General situation between you and your object of desire.
  2. How he/she feels about you.
  3. How you feel about him/her.
  4. Obstacles to a relationship with this person.
  5. Outcome/Advice (answer to “Is this person for me?

4. GROWING TO RELATIONSHIP

Lay out six cards in an upward diagonal from left to right.
Card 1: Where I am right now in my love journey.
Cards 2-5: Lessons I need to learn or steps I need to take to attain love.
Card 6: Outcome.

5. FUTURE LOVE

  1. My future true love
  2. Will the attraction be instant or a gradual awakening?
  3. What will this person be like?
  4. Challenges I’ll face.
  5. What will help us along?
  6. When/where/how will I meet this person?

6. LOVED ONE ON THE OTHER SIDE

  1. How is my loved one doing?
  2. Anything my loved one wants to say to me.
  3. What’s it like on the other side?
  4. How can I best support you?

7. YOUR CHILD

1. What my child came into life to learn.
2. How my child is doing now
3. What graces my child.
4. What my child needs from me.
5. Where the child is headed at this time?

8. YOUR PET

1.  What my pet is feeling.
2.  What my pet is trying to tell me.
3.  What my pet most wants from me.
4.  What I can do to help my pet.
5.  My pet’s general health.

9.  PERSON YOU DON’T LIKE SPREAD

  1. What is it I don’t like about this person?
  2. What is it that this person triggers within me that I have been avoiding?
  3. How might this person be a teacher for me?
  4. What obstacles are there to my learning?
  5.  What do I need in order to grow from this relationship?

SPREADS ABOUT YOUR PURPOSE, LESSONS, SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

10. BLIND SIDE SPREAD

  1. This is your outside appearance; what you know and others can see.
  2. This is the unknown; what you’re not aware of, no one can see, but what is ruling.
  3. This is the hidden; what you know but won’t show others.
  4. This is the blind spot; what you can’t see but what others see in you.

11. DHARMA SPREAD (SPIRITUAL LIFE LESSONS)

  1. What is my lesson right now?
  2. How can I grow spiritually at this time?
  3. How else can I grow spiritually at this time?
  4. What’s my biggest challenge at this time?
  5. Where am I headed?

12. MANDALA SPREAD

  1. Overview of myself
  2. Ambitions, goals
  3. Achievements
  4. Dependencies, faulty beliefs
  5. Strengths

13. THE WORLD BEYOND

  1. What is it like on the other side?
  2. What does the other side have to teach me?
  3. Why do we come here?
  4. Anything else to know about the other side.

14. INNER PEACE SPREAD

1:  Quality within me that leads me to inner peace.
2:  Obstacle within me to attaining inner peace.
3:  If there is any one thing I should be doing to achieve inner peace?
4:  Something in my environment that helps or blocks me.
5:  Outcome

15. SELF DISCOVERY SPREAD

1. Who have I been?
2. Who am I?
3. Who am I becoming?

16. SIX STEPS TO FULFILLMENT

Lay out six cards in an upward diagonal from left to right.
Card 1: Where I am right now in my journey to fulfillment.
Card 2-5: Lessons I need to learn to reach fulfillment.
Card 6: Outcome.

17. PATH TO HAPPINESS

1. What are the strengths I bring to every situation?
3. What quality in myself should I develop more?
4. Where am I headed in the short-term?
5. Where am I headed in the long-term?
18. MY PURPOSE – by Vicky

  1. What is the purpose that I was brought here to fulfill?
  2. What obstacles do I need to get over?
  3. 3 Lessons (lay out 3 cards) I need to learn along the way.
  4. Who or what can help me attain my goal?
  5. What can I give to the world?

19. TREASURE WITHIN ME by Linda

1. How do other people perceive me?
2. What is my shining self?
3. What is my inner most passion?
4. What is hidden within me that is waiting to be discovered?

20. MY PURPOSE THIS LIFETIME by Irene

  1. What did you come into this world for this lifetime?
  2. What did you come into your specific family for?
  3. What is the specific emotion that’s been most difficult for you to learn to use to your advantage this time?
  4. What is your biggest challenge this time around?
  5. What will be your greatest gift this time?
  6. What is your greatest lesson this time?

 CAREER, MONEY, HEALTH

21. CAREER SPREAD (FINDING MY LIFE’S WORK)

  1. What I am good at doing.
  2. What I enjoy doing.
  3. My calling.
  4. Biggest challenge within myself
  5. Issues in my environment I should know about.
  6. Anything else I should understand about finding my right work
  7. The next best step to bring me to my true work.
  8. Someone who will help me along the way.
  9.  Outcome

22. MONEY

1.  My current financial situation.
2.  What is the lesson here for me regarding money?
3.  Who or what project will bring in more money?
4. Outcome

23. HEALTH SPREAD

1: What is the overall state of my health?
2: What is the overall state of my mind?
3: What is the overall state of my body?
4: What is the overall state of my spirit?
5: How do I integrate these parts of myself?

24. CHAKRA SPREAD Tells condition of your body’s energy centers

1: Root chakra – physical, including sexual, health
2: Hara – center of your being, digestion, overall life force
3: Solar Plexus – strength of will
4: Heart chakra – your love
5: Throat Chakra – communication center
6: Intellect Chakra – intellectual center
7: Crown Chakra – spiritual center

25. MY FOCUS AT THIS TIME IN MY LIFE

1: The issue that’s upper most in my mind.
2: Something more to know about it.
3: Obstacle to my focus.
4: What to do about it?
5: Outcome

26. EMPOWERMENT SPREAD

1: This is my power.
2: How it is best used.
3: What inhibits this power within me?
4: How can I bring it out more?

27. ESSENCE OF YOU AT THIS TIME

  1. Soul card
  2. Personality or external card
  3. Crossing card or challenge

SPREADS ABOUT A SPECIFIC SITUATION & WHAT TO DO

28. EVENT SPREAD1.What does this event have in store for me?
2. What do I need to watch out for?
3. What can I do about it?
4. Result
29. ADVICE SPREAD

  1. Problem
  2. Background
  3. Advice

30. DO THIS-DON’T DO THAT-SPREAD

  1. Do This
  2. Don’t Do This
  3. Overview

31. UNDERSTANDING SELF IN ANY SITUATION

  1. My inner self regarding a situation
  2. My outer self regarding a situation
  3. What I need to confront.
  4. What’s helping me.
  5. Outcome.

32. PROBLEM SOLVING SPREAD

  1. Nature of the problem
  2. What led up to the current problem
  3. Current attitude/actions that preserve the status quo
  4. Secondary gains from staying in the situation
  5. Necessary changes in attitude/actions
  6. Outcome

33. STALEMATE SPREAD

  1. The overall conlict/situation
  2. How they really feel about you
  3. How you really feel about them
  4. Common Grounds (what the 2 of you have in common and can use to help the situation)
  5. Outcome

34. ADVERSITY SPREAD

  1. Describe the situation I find myself in.
  2. What do I fear?
  3. What’s the lesson in it for me?
  4. How might I end out benefiting from this situation?
  5. Obstacles within me to my growth
  6. Outcome at this time.

SPREADS ABOUT THE FUTURE

35. FUTURE DIRECTION by Pam

1. What do I need to progress?
2. Is there a positive help to be asked for?
3. Is there a venue to pursue?

36. PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE by Janet

  1. Past
    1. Relationships
    2. Financial
    3. Professional
  2. Present
    1. Relationships
    2. Financial
    3. Professional
  3. Future
    1. Relationships
    2. Financial
    3. Professional

37. THE NEXT DECADE OF MY LIFE by Melissa

  1. What am I finishing now and leaving?
  2. Who are my guides for this next journey?
  3. What traits can I work on to achieve a more successful outcome?
  4. What will be my new learn strengths?
  5. Outcome?

38. WHAT’S AHEAD OF ME?

1. What you need to leave behind, to release.
2. What you must confront.
3. What you need to know.
4. What you attain.

39. PAST LIFE SPREAD by Sotiria

1. Show me a past life.
2. What was my purpose in that life?
3. What what my profession or avocation in that life?
4. What other family members were in that life?
5. Were there other people from this life in that life?
6. What lessons did I learn?
7. Did I fulfill my purpose?

SPREADS FOR  SEASONS, MOON PHASES, PLANETARY SHIFTS

40. Full Moon Spread

  1. What is my most important insight for my life at this time?
  2. What message does spirit want to give me at this time?
  3. What do I hope for in my life?
  4. How can I live inside that hope?
  5. Outcome.

41. Springtime Spread – Nurturing Growth Within Me

  • What’s ready to emerge from within me?
  • What must I overcome to push through?
  • How can I nourish it to grow and bear fruit? (2 cards)
  • Outcome

Wicca 101: Choosing a Patron

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wiccaweekly:

I’ve been practicing Wicca for over a decade. Actually it’s closer to two decades than not, but whose counting? But I clearly remember the struggles I found when I was first starting down on my own path. The books I managed to get a hold of taught a lot of things, but left so much up to me that I…

This should help some of my followers out with patron deities. I just found this blog, so idk much about it, but judging by the url, they are a Wiccan blog. As I do post Wiccan stuff, I’m not a complete Wiccan blog and post other stuff as well. If you are looking for just Wicca blogs, you can check this one out.

But I still post awesome stuff too… *cough cough*

Anyway, idk how much this will help, but posting it anyway for anyone who’s interested.

claudialala:

Two of the biggest questions I get about creating magickal oils are: How much essential oil concentrate should be added to carrier oil? How much of the botanical ingredients should be added? There are no hard and fast rules. Conjuring oils and potions is like being a Creole cook, you use a little bit o’ dis and a little bit o’ dat until you get one tasty gumbo that does the trick (figuratively and literally). Formulas vary from rootworker to rootworker, and while the main ingredients may be the same for a ‘standard” formula such as Van Van, for example, one person may use more lemongrass while the next may go heavier on the vetivert. Both formulas contain similar ingredients but the exact formulas are proprietary and are not typically shared. Let your knowledge, intuition, and the Spirits be your guide.

For formulas that tend to get a lot of use, like Van Van or Fiery Wall of Protection for example, you may want to create a Mother bottle. This is a large bottle that holds the herbs and oils. You can transfer the oil into smaller dram bottles from the Mother oil, and allow some botanicals in the small bottle or strain the oil through cheesecloth to keep the herbs from entering the smaller bottle. Just remember to top the Mother bottle off with more oil as you use it and remember to use the dried herbs as opposed to freshly picked, green herbs. Personally, I leave some of the herbs and roots in each bottle I make, as the old timers I knew and know don’t concern themselves with straining out the herbs. I was taught that a spiritual union occurs between the oils and the herbs; all of the ingredients combine to create one oil that is comprised of the many spirits of the little sisters (plants and herbs). As such, to remove the plant material would be to break the Spirit and magick you created and lessen the effectiveness of the oil or even render it ineffective. This is the school of thought from which I was taught. However, I am aware that other folks like to strain the herbs from their oils for their own reasons. Do what feels right to you.

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