'Raising the Green' - April 2014
Getting ready for Beltane - trying to help pull the summer up from the earth. Almost time to bid The Cailleach farewell for another year!
Green glass orb, quartz crystals, Idocrase, chrysoprase, green quartz, bloodstone, aventurine, prehnite, green moss agate, green garnet, jade, green tourmaline, and seraphinite.

'Raising the Green' - April 2014

Getting ready for Beltane - trying to help pull the summer up from the earth. Almost time to bid The Cailleach farewell for another year!

Green glass orb, quartz crystals, Idocrase, chrysoprase, green quartz, bloodstone, aventurine, prehnite, green moss agate, green garnet, jade, green tourmaline, and seraphinite.

Witchcraft is not escapist fantasy. It is not all pretty crystals and trailing cloaks and falling leaves in fern-strewn forests. It is a tool for coping with life, amongst many other skills and crafts we learn.  And if you’re using that tool as wallpaper for reality, so you don’t have to look at the things you find ugly, disagreeable, or difficult - you’re doing it wrong.

Those ugly, disagreeable things will eat you alive, even if you try to ignore or disbelieve in them. I’m not saying you can’t like pretty things or make your Craft attractive. But it can’t be at the expense of functioning in the real world. A pretty knife that’s so dull it can’t cut is useless.

I haven’t yet decided if changing the colours on this and other shrines today is sympathetic magic, wishful thinking, or hopeless delusion.

I haven’t yet decided if changing the colours on this and other shrines today is sympathetic magic, wishful thinking, or hopeless delusion.

'Bring the Spring' gemstone matrix, March 2014

The other reason I am dreaming in flowers. Clear quartz, ametrine, citrine, honey calcite, imperial topaz, rose quartz, and blue chalcedony.

Helpful Hints for Witches #5

If you’re working outside, please try to be respectful and kind to the environment.

Don’t leave plastic, synthetic fabric, and other non-biodegradable garbage around as offerings or otherwise. Clean up your workspace when you’re done.

If leaving food offerings, make sure they aren’t toxic to any wildlife that may consume it.

If you’d use salt indoors, consider using birdseed, sand, or flower petals outdoors. Salt will kill plant life.

Be thoughtful and aware of your actions!

A little bit of shiny and green, from Witchs’ Cauldron Creations @ Etsy.

Earth Working Projects - 
a holey stone charm, a clear quartz charm, and a wooden pentacle plate painted with acrylics.

Earth Working Projects -

a holey stone charm, a clear quartz charm, and a wooden pentacle plate painted with acrylics.

A thing from a dream. No context for you!

A thing from a dream. No context for you!

Warm up your winter with a treat from Witchs’ Cauldron Creations @ Etsy! These and many other unique tools await!

Please reblog! Thanks!

Generally speaking I do not tend to post these sorts of small workings that I do, but in this case it may benefit from being spread to a wider audience. I’ve tagged this post with ‘sigil’, knowing some people don’t want to see them or get involved with their energy.

A friend and fellow pagan is getting herself to a better space to live finally, which is very good. She and her husband have an apartment to go to, but they need $1300 on very short notice to do it. Money is an issue for them at the best of times, so I’m doing what I can from here.

Elemental regalia boxes - Fire, Water, and Earth.

This completes the set for my working partner, which I started with Air. Air always comes out looking completed different stylistically in my art projects, although in this case it may simple be because of the length of time between it and these. It took me 6 months of active searching to find boxes I thought were good for the different elements.

Elemental Earth banner, 2009.

Elemental Earth banner, 2009.

Elemental Water banner, 2009.

Elemental Water banner, 2009.

Elemental Fire banner, 2009.

Elemental Fire banner, 2009.