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Imbolc - Feb 2nd
Ostara - Mar 21st/22nd
Beltane - April 30th/May 1st
Lithia - June 21st/22nd
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Mabon - Sept 21st/22nd
Samhain - Oct 31st
Yule - Dec 21st/22nd
My handfasting Ceremony

(made by myself with pieces taken from multiple different ceremony examples)


Introduction:

[OFFICANT] __bride__ and __groom__ , Before we start, take a breath and take a  look around you. You are surrounded by your family and friends, all of whom are gathered to witness your exchange of vows and to share in the joy of this occasion. Let this be a statement of what you mean to each other and the commitment of marriage you will make.

(to the audience) The Bride and Groom have chosen to incorporate the ancient Celtic ritual of Handfasting in their wedding ceremony today. Handfasting is a declaration of intent where the couple clearly states that they are marrying on their own free will.

__bride__ and __groom__ , know now before you go further that since your lives have crossed in this life, you have formed eternal bonds. As you seek to enter this state of matrimony you should strive to make real ideals that give meaning to this ceremony and to the sanctity of marriage. With full awareness, know that within this circle you are declaring your intent before your friends and family as witnesses.

The promises made today and the ties that are bound here greatly strengthen your union and will cross the years and lives of each soul’s growth. Do you seek to enter this ceremony?

[BRIDE AND GROOM] Yes

[OFFICIANT] Then let us begin.

Address/Reading:

You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks — all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will and you will and we will”- those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe”- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, ” You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife. (-Union from The Beginning to End by Robert Fulghum)

Declaration of Intent:

[OFFICIANT]

Groom, I have not the right to bind you to your Bride, only you have this right. If it be your wish, say so at this time
[GROOM] It is my wish.

Bride I have not the right to bind you to your Groom only you have this right. If it be your wish, say so at this time and place your ring in his hand. 
[BRIDE] It is my wish.

Vows/ring exchange:

[OFFICIANT] For thousands of years,
Lovers have exchanged rings as a token of their vows
Let these rings be a sign that love has a past, a present, and a future
Through you and within you

Bride, please take the ring, place it on Groom’s finger and repeat after me:

I, (brides full name),  with all the life that courses within my blood and the love that resides within my heart, take (grooms’s full name) to my hand, my heart, and my spirit, to be my chosen one.  I promise to love you wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again. I shall not seek to change you in any way. I shall respect you, your beliefs, and your ways as I respect myself.

Groom, please take the ring, place it on Bride’s finger and repeat after me:

I (grooms’s full name),with all the life that courses within my blood and the love that resides within my heart, take thee, (brides’s full name) to my hand, my heart, and my spirit, to be my chosen one.  I promise to love you wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again. I shall not seek to change you in any way. I shall respect you, your beliefs, and your ways as I respect myself. 

[OFFICIANT] (holds up engagement ring)

The engagement ring is a symbol of a promise and intention. Now today, the intention is realized and the promise is fulfilled. So Groom, would you please place the engagement ring on Bride’s finger over her wedding band, symbolizing that the love that brought you together will protect and sustain you.

Handfasting:

[BRIDE AND GROOM] (Hold hands. As the following is recited, the couples hands are wrapped with cords)

[OFFICIANT] As this knot is tied, so are your lives now bound together.

The bond of marriage is not formed by these cords, but rather by the vows you have made. For always you hold in your own hands the fate of this union. Above you are stars and below you is earth. Like stars your love should be a constant source of light, and like the earth, a firm foundation from which to grow.

Blessing:

May these hands be blessed this day. May they always hold each other. May they have the strength to hang on during the storms of stress and the dark of disillusionment. May they remain tender and gentle as they nurture each other in their wondrous love. May they build a relationship founded in love, and rich in caring. May these hands be healer, protector, shelter, and guide for each other. 

Pronouncement: 

Today, the bride and groom have received the blessing of their family and friends, made vows, and exchanged rings. Therefore, it is my pleasure to now pronounce them husband and wife.

You may now kiss your bride!

spiritusarcanum:

spiritusarcanum:

How to make encharmed waters.
1. Write charm, word or sigil with watercolor pencil.
2. Place it into water while praying, chanting, spinning in circles and drooling, or whatever else does it for you.
3. Once the majority of pigment has run off into the water use it to dress objects, anoint people, sprinkle about a place, add to baths, floor washes, or to the laundry water; or (provided they’re non-toxic) infuse it with herbs to make a potion.

Re-blogging this because since my original post and it’s popularity I have been thinking that I left something out about this.
This is actually a VERY ancient form of magic and it was an incredibly common form of spell to either write words or magical characters on some form of metal or ceramic plate with ink, wash it off with water or oil, and then consume the water or anoint the body with the oil.
Spells of this sort can be found in The Book of Gold which is a handbook of Psalmic Magic recently translated by David Rankine.
This type of magic can also be found in sources as ancient as the Greek Magical Papyri.
Additionally, it wasn’t uncommon for folk healers of both the ancient world and Middle Ages to write charms and spells onto pieces of paper, form them into pills, and have their clients consume them to effect magical cures. In some cases if the healer knew the proper remedy for an illness but didn’t have the materials for it they would instead write out the prescription and have the patient eat it, believing the the words might act as a magical substitute for the medicine.

spiritusarcanum:

spiritusarcanum:

How to make encharmed waters.

1. Write charm, word or sigil with watercolor pencil.

2. Place it into water while praying, chanting, spinning in circles and drooling, or whatever else does it for you.

3. Once the majority of pigment has run off into the water use it to dress objects, anoint people, sprinkle about a place, add to baths, floor washes, or to the laundry water; or (provided they’re non-toxic) infuse it with herbs to make a potion.

Re-blogging this because since my original post and it’s popularity I have been thinking that I left something out about this.

This is actually a VERY ancient form of magic and it was an incredibly common form of spell to either write words or magical characters on some form of metal or ceramic plate with ink, wash it off with water or oil, and then consume the water or anoint the body with the oil.

Spells of this sort can be found in The Book of Gold which is a handbook of Psalmic Magic recently translated by David Rankine.

This type of magic can also be found in sources as ancient as the Greek Magical Papyri.

Additionally, it wasn’t uncommon for folk healers of both the ancient world and Middle Ages to write charms and spells onto pieces of paper, form them into pills, and have their clients consume them to effect magical cures. In some cases if the healer knew the proper remedy for an illness but didn’t have the materials for it they would instead write out the prescription and have the patient eat it, believing the the words might act as a magical substitute for the medicine.

witchy-business:

witchy-business:

Crystals for Mental Illnesses, etc.

(Not a substitute for proper medical attention!)

alright witches— gotta reblog this so we can keep it for reference… it’s time to delete the orignal post (RIP). too. many. notifications.

ringroot:

Cat Proof Altar:
Things You’ll Need

  • Your current Altar
  • A fish tank
  • A lid for said tank

You place the altar in the fish tank.
You now have a cat proof altar.

cunningarborist:

All these pagan and witchcraft themed etsys make me want to cry and spend all my money. 

CRYSTAL WITCHERY’S 1ST GIVEAWAY

crystalwitchery:

I will randomly choose five winners.

These winners will receive their choice of spell that I will write for them. The spell can be for anything; love, success, beauty, ect. 

Once the winners are announced they have ten days to reply to my message or I will choose a new winner. 

If you win I will contact you.

The giveaway ends April 26th.

Rules:

Must be following me.

likes and reblogs go towards the giveaway.

You may reblog as many times as you wish to increase your chances.

Must have your ask open so that I can contact you if you win. 

Have fun, good luck, and Blessed Be.

-Crystal

I follow from pricepricebaby

Money draw sweep

the-darkest-of-lights:

When you need a little extra cash to cover your expenses and you tried everything else to no avail, try a money draw sweep and watch for unusual opportunities.

1 pt allspice
1 pt cinnamon
1 pt nutmeg
Cornmeal base


Via Mrs. Bs guide to household witchery 
Kris Bradly

For those who have asked…

moonstonebeginning:

I am not a “pop culture pagan” but I do post resources for those who are, just like I have in the past for people of other beliefs.

I am posting sells from Charmed for those who may want them. If you wish to not see them then please block the tags “charmed BOS” or “PC paganism”

Spell To Attract A Lover

From the Ep. “Dream Sorcerer” of Charmed

Set lighted candles around a bowl containing a potion (it doesn’t say what the potion was in the book I have so just use whatever you would like)

Make a list of all the traits you desire and place the paper in a black cloth bag. 

Recite the incantation twice:

I conjure thee, I conjure thee,
I’m the Queen, you’re the bee,
As I desire, so shall it be!

Free Today Kindle Pagan/Witchy Books

I got bored and colored some eggs. Happy Easter to my followers who celebrate it. :)

I got bored and colored some eggs. Happy Easter to my followers who celebrate it. :)

New altar flowers. My mom got them for me for Easter :P

schim:

Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.

It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats. 

Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_headpressing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)

http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)

falconenamelware:

Here is one of our favourite Easter recipes from last year - but it’s a good ‘un!:http://www.missfoodwise.com/2013/03/hot-cross-buns-through-paganism.html 
Time to really get that nostalgia flowing!

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