Energetic Break-in - 10 hints for protecting your home against negative energies | Witch, Witchcraft, Paganism, Wicca
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We know that everything around us consists of energy. Thoughts, words, and actions create new energies and modify existing ones. In the same way that we can often be targeted by negative energy attacks, our residence and our workplace are also vulnerable if nothing is done.

Consistent complaints, dirt, clutter, dirty words, blasphemy, objects that no longer serve us, and negative thoughts are the main causes that make our house on Earth a dark place which can drain our energy leaving us sick, leading to madness, depression or even death.

It is important to keep the places where we live and work with good vibrations, requesting the presence of the Goddess and her protection to avoid such evils. However, we should not leave this responsibility alone in the hands of the Goddess and we should also take different actions to protect the areas.

Check out some hints and spells that will help protect your home or your workplace so that there is no break-in by bringing negative influences or low energies:


1) Summon the Goddess using spirals

To keep the negative energies out of your home, place the design of a spiral in the doorway, or an object in this shape facing left. From the inside use the same spiral, but facing to the right. The spiral is an ancient Celtic symbol and commonly used in Wicca which represents the strength of the Mother Goddess.

There are also double and triple spirals, but this one is the most indicated in this case. When facing left it symbolizes "banishment", removing all kinds of bad energy; When facing right it symbolizes "attraction" attracting the power and protection of the Goddess.

A great technique which can be used at different times is to draw these spirals in the air with your magic wand or forefinger when entering into some environment or over objects when encountering or gaining them. While you do this, request the presence of the Goddess to attract good energies or to banish the bad ones.

Energetic Break-in - Spirals for banishing and summoning


2) Prepare a glass with water and coarse salt

Take a pot or glass, preferably never used, and fill it with coarse salt and water. Stir counterclockwise with your wooden spoon. Leave it in the entrance room of your home or workplace, preferably behind the door, to absorb the negativity you enter. Every month take the glass and pour the contents on running water. Fill it again with coarse salt and water, stir and place in the entry room.


3) Make one protective amulet

Find a key (the older, the better) and tie it with a red ribbon to hang behind the front door. This protective amulet is a Mediterranean tradition that protects the entrance of your home and guarantees protection for each exit.


Amulet for protection



4) Prepare a Spell Bottle

Witches' bottles, also called Spell Bottles, have existed for centuries in different formats for many purposes. Arrange a frosted jar and store nails, needles, and other sharp objects inside it. Seal the jar so that no one can open it and leave it in a prominent place in your home. Never reveal the content to anyone. This is a good amulet against the evil eye both at home and at work. When you no longer feel the need to use it or find that it has already absorbed enough energy, bury it.

5) Befriend the Elementals

If you have pots with plants at home, know that elementals can inhabit them! You can gain the sympathy of a Gnome (earth), a Sylph (air), an Undine (water) or a Salamander (fire) by placing colored jelly beans, blackberries or small berries in the pots. They say they are so happy that they end up bringing protection and joy to the home. Having a fountain can also be an invitation to the Undines!

Elementals are spiritual beings that inhabit the terrestrial sphere. Although we can hardly see them, we can feel them. Like us, elementals are also energetic manifestations so we can interact with them.

For further reading, check this post: Summoning Magic - The Elemental Beings

Energetic Break-in | Elementals: Air, fire, water, earth

6)  Create an Altar

Create an Altar for the Deities you identify the most and keep it organized and clean. Let your imagination flow and consider the symbols that represent these Deities.

For example, if you are going to build an altar for the Goddess Venus, it is common to use shells and flowers; For Gaia it is common to put some earth and leaves. Images and representations are also welcome.

7) Use the pin bell and sing mantras

The pin bell is used to energize the environment and also to measure the frequency of vibrations. Use the pin bell in different places of your house or your work to know if everything is in order. When the energies are high and stable, the sound of the bell will be "smooth" and constant. If there is any disturbance the sound of the pin bell will be "shaky" and unstable.

For example, by tapping the pin bell on the first shelf of a cupboard, you can see that the power of that shelf is stable. However, when measuring the second shelf the sound may be shaky. That will mean that there is something modifying the energy there. It may be an item that you have won with bad intentions, it may be dust accumulation or even some annotation of something bad left inside some object. After finding out what is causing the disturbance and getting rid of this energy, tap the bell again to make sure everything is stable.

The pin bell can also be used for meditation and for singing mantras. Try playing it while chanting your preferred mantra or just the "Om" sound.

8) Let it go

Do not accumulate objects! Let them go! The buildup does no good for any environment or anyone. Donate everything you no longer use, there's always someone who needs them.

Many people (believe me this is more common than we can imagine) accumulate objects because they say they feel secure with them and this happens at different levels ranging from paper in the drawer to extreme cases of compulsive accumulation. This behavior is studied and treated by psychologists worldwide and has already generated reality shows like The Hoarder Next Door in England. What is not revealed by psychologists, however, is that the environments where the accumulations are made are impregnated with negative and destructive energies. Exactly why the life of these people who accumulate are often full of misfortune, separation, lack of health, death and loneliness.

Energetic Break-in - Odilon Redon - Smiling Spider
The Smiling Spider (1881) from the French painter Odilon Redon. Redon was known as the painter of nightmares (and dreams some time after) and many of his artworks depict malevolent and disturbing creatures. 

9) Burn incenses

Burn incense to purify the air of psychic pollution. Sandalwood, Rosemary and Lavender are great for this. You can check suggestions in the post Incenses and their magic properties.

Burn the incense with an open window so the wind can bring good energies and take away the bad ones. You can combine different types of incense or use only one that you feel most comfortable with.

10) Use a magic broom

Use a magic broom to clean your house! You probably will not see a Witch flying on a broom, but it doesn't mean a broom is a mere object of decoration. Consecrated brooms are able to sweep the negative energies out of the environments. To do this you just have to have your own broom, consecrate it and magically sweep from the inside out, without touching the ground, singing:

Sweeping, sweeping, sweeping the floor
Banishing the evil, the dirt and more
May love, goodness, and health stay with me
For my home is clean, pure and free!

Energetic Break-in - Cleaning the environment


Keeping the environment energized


In addition to these hints, you can spread crystals in different places of your home or your work. Different crystals have different properties, so try different combinations to clean and attract what you want for your environment.

Do you have any new hints? Leave in the comments below! Share the post so that more people can protect their homes! Blessed be )O(

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Witch, Witchcraft, Paganism - 10 Hints for protecting your home against negative energies

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Søndag Søund - Y Mabinogi: The First Branch de Damh the Bard | Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism

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Søndag Søund brings, on Sundays, artists and songs somehow related to Pagan traditions, to Wicca, to Witchcraft, and to Magic.

This post is about Y Mabinogi: The First Branch, the newest album of Damh the Bard. By the title it is possible to know what's all about, isn't it?

Before we talk about the album, let's get to know the artist a bit: Damh the Bard (Dave Smith) is a pagan musician with a very extensive work in the area. Besides being a musician, he is also the Pendragon of OBOD (Order of Bard Ovates and Druids) since 2010.

Damh the Bard
Damh the Bard

His main influences are the legends, the myths and the folklore of Great Britain and Ireland. He currently has 9 albums and one live album: Herne’s Apprentice (2002), The Hills they are Hollow (2003), Spirit of Albion (2006), The Cauldron Born (2008), Tales from the Crow Man (2009), As Nature Intended (2010 - live), Antlered Crown and Standing Stone (2012), Sabbat (2014) and the newest one, Y Mabinogi: The First Branch (2017).

Therefore, Y Mabinogi: The First Branch is exactly what you are thinking: an album about the first part of Mabinogion! There will be a total of 4 albums, each one telling one part and, eventually, telling the whole saga. Interesting, isn't it?

Y Mabinogi: The First Branch contains original songs and spoken tracks, where the saga is narrated. The 17 tracks on the double-disc album have a lot of magic in the story of Rhiannon and Pwyll from the perspective of Pryderi, the couple's son. Upon hearing them we embark on a pleasant journey where we can feel and experience every detail of the saga.

If you have read the Mabinogion, the album is highly recommended to relive this epic story in a totally original and full of emotion way. If you have not read yet, this is a great chance to get to know the first part of the saga!

Damh the Bard - Y Mabinogi: The First Branch


Unlike the other posts where we chose a song and put lyrics and translation, with Y Mabinogi: The First Branch, we decided to recommend the entire album!

To know more about the artist, go to his official website clicking here.

So now stay in a comfortable place, relax and travel with Damh the Bard in Y Mabinogi: The First Branch:



Ps.: We've added the track Rhiannon to our Spotify playlist Søndag Søund. Feel free to follow it! <3


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Incenses and their magic properties | Magic, Witchcraft, Wicca, Goddess


Incenses are very important items in Witchcraft. The smoke they created is capable of inducing different feelings, purifying environments, purifying objects during the consecration, and more.

We can't prove when incenses were created, but we know for sure that ancient civilizations like the Egyptian and the Hindu already used them in rituals. One theory tries to explain the importance of them stating that Goddesses and Gods lived outside de Earth and only the smoke created by fire was capable of reaching them. Hence, herbs started to be burned and then the incenses were created.

Anyway, incenses are used until today and not only during rituals but also for welfare.


Incenses and Magic

Below you'll find a list of some incenses e their properties. You don't need to strictly follow this list. You can use your intuition and choose the best incense for the day!

We recommend you to burn masala incenses.

  • Saffron - energy catalyst, enhance the effect of other incenses;
  • Rosemary - Attracts of energies and protection in general;
  • Musk - Passion, sensuality, and virility;
  • Rue - Excellent against envy and evil eye, protection;
  • Cinnamon - Attracts money and is antidepressant;
  • Lemon grass and ginger - Cuts out all evil and negative vibrations;
  • Clove - Energizing! Increases material gains, energy, and prosperity;
  • Orange Flower - Energy, wealth, and fertility;
  • Jasmine - Wellness and relaxation;
  • Lavender - Relaxation, meditation, and prosperity;
  • Lotus - Meditation and spiritual growth;
  • Honey - Against the evil eye, brings happiness and encourages creativity;
  • Patchouli - Meditation, intuition, and circle of protection (no good energy comes out and no bad energy comes in);
  • White Rose - Peace, love, harmony, and purity;
  • Sandalwood - Meditation, prosperity, self-confidence, and cleanliness of environments.

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7 essential incenses for every witch - magic, witchcraft, wicca


Incenses on daily life

The simple act of burning an incense at home or at work can already be considered as a magic ritual, once the energies and your thoughts are connected with the positive energy of the Goddess.


So, what's your favourite incense?
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Søndag Søund - Hounds of Hekate by Trismegistia | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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Søndag Søund brings, on Sundays, artists and songs somehow related to Pagan traditions, to Wicca, to Witchcraft, and to Magic.

This post is about Trismegistia, a musical project from Brazil, created here by Santuário Lunar, which aims to offer songs for the mind and for the soul.

Trismegistia was born by chance. Just after Daniel Faria e Jesse Guelfi finished shooting Nunnos (Short Film), dedicated to the Celtic God Cernunnos, the need for a soundtrack for the video was present. After a very broad search of songs, none of them proved compatible with the mood of the short film. The background music, originally created only for the short film, was then composed by Daniel and pleased all the people who watched it before being available on YouTube.

Hence came the idea: why not turn this track into a song? And why not make this song part of something bigger? And so Trismegistia came into existence.

The name may seem complicated to some, but it has everything to do with its creation. Its origin is related to the Egyptian Hermes Trismegistus, the author of the Esmeralda Table, the Thrice Great. Trismegistus is considered the father of Alquimia and the process of creating Trismegistia was basically alchemical.

Trismegistia is currently preparing its first album. The songs are and will always be dedicated to magic, to witchcraft, to the Goddesses, to the Gods, to the nature and etc. The first single was Nunnos' Healing Song, with Jesse's voice, which was dedicated to the God of the Forests and Fertility, Cernunnos. It is a song for relaxation and meditation. On August 13, the second single was dedicated to the Witch Queen: Goddess Hekate: Hounds of Hekate. Hounds of Hekate Is more intense and invites the listener to follow the Goddess as she guides them.

Among Trismegistia's main inspirations are: Enigma, Deep Forest, Clannad e Delerium.

Since the release of Nunnos' Healing Song in February 2017 until the moment of this post (August 20, 2017), the song was among the 13 most played from the United Pagan Radio, debuting in #5 and reaching #3!

You can access Trismegistia's official website aqui.
And you can follow the project on Spotify below:


Trismegistia - Hounds of Hekate


Below you can find the vídeo, the song, the lyrics and the translation for Hounds of Hekate by Trismegistia. Starring the video is Vanessa, the most ferocious dog in the world )O(



Trismegistia
~ Hounds of Hekate ~


Ελα
Κράτα το χέρι μου
Ελα
Κράτα το χέρι μου
Ελα
Νιώσε την δύναμη

Μη φοβάστε
Είσαι ασφαλής
Μη φοβάστε
Είσαι ελεύθερος

Ελα
Ακολούθησέ με
Ελα
Τρέξτε μαζί μου
Ελα
Νιώσε την δύναμη

Μη φοβάστε
Είσαι ασφαλής
Μη φοβάστε
Είσαι ελεύθερος

Μη φοβάστε
Θα σας καθοδηγήσω
Μη φοβάστε
Απολαύστε τη νύχτα

Trismegistia
~ hounds of Hekate ~


Come
Hold my hand
Come
Hold my hand
Come
Feel the power

Don't be afraid
You are safe
Don't be afraid
You are free

Come
Follow me
Come
Run with me
Come
Feel the power

Don't be afraid
You are safe
Don't be afraid
You are free

Don't be afraid
I'll guide you
Don't be afraid
Enjoy the night

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Tara - Goddess of Compassion and Cure | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of Liberation, Beginning, Compassion, Success and Achievements
  • Symbols: Lotus Flower
  • Place: Tibet
Statue of Tara | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Silver statue of Tara
In Tibetan Buddhism, the Goddess Tara is the female personification of Buddha.

In the Tibetan myth a princess named Yeshe Dawa (Moon of Primordial Wisdom), follower of a Buddha, reaches a very high level of consciousness and, from this moment, becomes a female bodhisattva.

During her million of years of meditation, Yeshe Dawa helped to free millions of people from their sufferings. From the moment she reaches an even higher state of mind, she becomes known as Tara, the female representation of the Budda.

Tara is represented in different forms, where each one has different attributions. Therefore, when requesting the presence of Tara, it is possible to connect with her specific form for the subject being treated. There are six main forms:


  • Green Tara, known for achieving enlightenment;
  • White Tara, known for her compassion and healing power;
  • Red Tara, known for her power of attraction and material concreteness;
  • Black Tara, known for her strength and courage;
  • Yellow Tara, known for wealth and prosperity;
  • Blue Tara, known for the power for transmuting anger;


Tara is usually depicted sitting on the Lotus Flower. The Lotus flower, in turn, is a symbol of purification of mind and spirit. Its lightness makes it rest gently and stays on any surface, as well as being able to fly through the winds easily and in harmony. In Tara's myth, we see the same characteristics: As Princess Yeshe Dawa, she was able to focus on herself and meditate under any kind of pressure.

With the spread of cultures in Asia, the images of the Goddess Tara and the Goddess Kuan Yin often merged and were portrayed as one Goddess. But the myth and symbology of each are different.

Cure and Balance

Tara's balance and healing power are her most striking features. The ability to meditate and get in touch with your inner self, requires a lot of discipline and tranquility. It may not be an easy task for the beginner, but Tara is here to offer help.

Studies prove that meditating a few minutes a day is able to increase productivity at work, increase concentration and even cure diseases and increase life expectancy! It is enough to think a little to associate that, as we incorporate meditation into our day-to-day life, we can draw all the attributes of Tara into our lives.

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Summoning Tara

Lembrete:
Dentro da Wicca não existem regras e nem receitas prontas para invocar nenhuma Deusa. O ritual de invocação parte de dentro de cada um. Porém, ao vermos os mitos e símbolos de cada Deusa, podemos sugerir formas de invocá-las. Lembre-se também de checar nosso Calendário para datas festivas, eventos e curiosidades.
The best way to summon Tara is through the activity that the Goddess exercises to this day in her plane: meditation. Try to be in a quiet environment, without much noise and preferably in the nature. During the meditation focus on Tara and her mantra "Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha". You can also focus on which Tara you want to connect to. For example, to attract more prosperity and productive work to your life, focus on the Yellow Tara. To seek spiritual healing, focus on the White Tara.

Always remember to perform these rituals in peace with yourself and with others.

Tara's Mantra


The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Tara
Tara is one of the goddesses present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number 0, Tara, represents the Beginnings:

Tibetans believe that Goddess Tara has the power to heal all sorrows and fulfill all desires. Tara is venerated as the protector against the many fears that block men and women from living in peace and harmony.


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Athena - Goddess of Strength and Wisdom | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of Strength, Wisdom and Justice
  • Symbols: Armor, Spear and Shield, Serpent and Owl
  • Place: Athens, current capital city of Greece
Estatue of Athena | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Athena's statue
According to the Greek Mythology, the Goddess Athena, Goddess of the gray eyes, arrived in the region of Greece and disputed the government of the place against Poseidon, God of the Seas. It is believed that there was a vote to determine who would govern the place and, in this vote, the men voted in Poseidon and the women in Athena. Athena won, but the men, disgruntled, imposed laws that prevented women from voting and guaranteed that the children would have the names of the parents and not the mothers. From this myth we can see one of the starts of the ideology that lasts until today! Not only laws like these were created, but the image of Athena was transformed, leaving the Goddess masculinized.

Luckily the feminine side of the Goddess managed to survive. The city, Athens, remains to this day as the capital of Greece and the power of the Goddess is still present.

Athena, daughter of Zeus, was different from the archetype of the Greek Goddesses and Gods: she had no lover and remained virgin. Hephaestus tried to seduce her, but Athena dodged. In one of his thrusts, the semen of Hephaestus was poured over the thigh of the Goddess who, by cleaning it and throwing it into the fertile land of Gaia, Ericthonius, a serpent, was born. Athena adopted him and educated him with her wisdom and, in turn, his son eventually became one of her symbols, and can be noticed in her statues.

The symbol of the serpent is now misinterpreted because of the beliefs imposed by christianity. For Athena, the symbol is associated with protection, since snakes protected the barns and cereals kept during the winter from rodent attacks.

The Goddess Minerva, although possessing some different attributions and another mythology, was the name given to Athena by the Romans.

Wisdom for all moments

The intelligence and acumen of Athena gave the owl, an animal that always accompanied her, the symbol of wisdom. It is no wonder that today the owl symbolizes teachers and educators. Athena was a peaceful Goddess, but she made no effort to resolve conflicts. Some associate her as a Goddess of War, but this view is somewhat aggressive, since the Goddess did not create conflicts just for fun or for destruction.

The search for the strength and wisdom of Athena should not be made for violent or conflicting purposes. Athena always sought balance and used her strength to do justice. This is her true power and, like her, we must also exercise our intellect and our strength in everything we do.

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Summoning Athena

Lembrete:
Dentro da Wicca não existem regras e nem receitas prontas para invocar nenhuma Deusa. O ritual de invocação parte de dentro de cada um. Porém, ao vermos os mitos e símbolos de cada Deusa, podemos sugerir formas de invocá-las. Lembre-se também de checar nosso Calendário para datas festivas, eventos e curiosidades.
Summoning Athena is a pleasant experience to make us stronger and more confident. Her strength and intelligence are able to guide us through difficult paths and keep us always resilient and safe or to get rid of bad habits.

One way to summon Athena is to recreate the Panathenaea, the most important festival dedicated to the Goddess. During the Panathenaea, a statue of Athena was taken from her temple to the sea to be bathed. The sea bath symbolizes spiritual cleansing, removing the impurities and renewing the forces of the Goddess. After the bath the statue was dressed in new clothes.

Nowadays this ritual is recreated in the replica of the Parthenon in Narshville, Tennessee. Of course, to do it in our homes, we do not need to travel to the Goddess's temple - which would not be a bad idea!

To recreate the Panathenaea more easily and to summon the Goddess, we need a statue of her and a cloak to dress her. Once in the Panathenaea the statue was taken from the temple of the Goddess to the sea, to recreate we will consider our house as the temple of the Goddess and its statue can be taken to the place with the nearest running water. Bathing in running water is the most important point, as it is the water which restores the Goddess forces so that she is ready to return to her temple.

As Athena was also known for her artistic gifts, it is recommended that the mantle and the statue itself are made by hand. Always remember to solicit the strength and wisdom of the Goddess in all stages of the ritual.

The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Athena
Athena is one of the Goddesses present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number VIII, Athena, represents Justice:

Generally depicted with an owl as a symbol of enlightenment, the Greek Goddess Athena's reason is said to be as penetrating as her clear gray eyes. Skilled as anyone in the art of battle, she gave only protection to those who needed defense.

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Estsanatlehi - Goddess of Fertility and Fresh Starts | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Fertility, Cycles, Rejuvenation
  • Symbols: Earth, Corn and Turquoise
  • Place: North America
Artefact depicting Estsanatlehi | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Artifact depicting Estsanatlehi
The Goddes Estsanatlehi (the pronunciation is something like es-ta-nah-tle-hee) is a Goddess worshiped in the Navajo tribe in the Arizona region of North America. According to her myth, Estsanatlehi was found by Atse Estsan, the first woman, next to a mountain. Fed up with pollen, the Goddess reached adulthood in just eighteen days. As an adult, the Goddess found a lover and every night she met him to make love. Her parents, the first woman and the first man, followed her one day, but they only found the Goddess's footprints. This made them very happy, because the discovered her lover, for leaving no footsteps, was actually the Sun!

Estsanatlehi lives in a houseboat in the "waters of the west." All night after his journey, the sun goes there to stay with his beloved.

Navajo natives call her the Changing Woman, thanks to her ability to stay young during summer and spring, to become an old woman during fall and winter, and for being able to become young again with the return of spring.

It is also said that the Goddess had twin children with the Sun and that in just eight days, they have reached adulthood. At this moment, the two were presented with magic weapons by their parents to fight the monsters that haunted the Earth. After these battles, four monsters remained so that people could value life: misery, age, hunger and winter.

The cycle of life

The myth of Estsanatlehi shows us that we should not fear time, since everything is part of a cycle necessary for our life. Her ability to rejuvenate after the dreaded winter in spring and summer also teaches us that we should not give up when we are in some difficult period, because we will always be reborn stronger!

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Summoning Estsanatlehi

Reminder:
There are no rules or ready-to-use recipes to summon any Goddess in Wicca. The summoning rite comes from within the self. When we study each Goddesses' myth and symbols we can have suggested some ways to summoning them.
We can summon Estsanatlehi when we need guidance or help to renew our energies or to move forward with confidence. How often do we think that a certain event will be the end of everything? Or that we can never be happy after some fact? This, unfortunately, is common. We were conditioned to have this kind of thinking by our society and by the dominant religions. But there is nothing to worry about. Really! It is enough to have confidence in ourselves and in the Goddess.

A suggestion of ritual to summon the Goddess is through the cycles you are passing through. The Goddess lives her four-season cycle, where she is born and reborn in the spring, becomes an adult in the summer, begins to grow old in the fall, and becomes an old woman in the winter. If we stop to think, everything in our lives follows this "script". Therefore, when summoning the Goddess, think about the current cycle you are going through so that she can provide you the strength and confidence you need to be reborn!

If you wish to build an altar for the Goddess, decorate it with turquoise stones. These stones symbolize the Goddess's house in the "waters of the west" and its fertile ground.

The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Estsanatlehi
Estsanatlehi is one of the Goddesses present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number III, Estsanatlehi, represents Fertility:

This benevolent Navajo corn Goddess symbolizes the changeable and fertile land. Like the earth itself, Estsanatlehi appears as a young lady in the spring and summer months; As the wheel of the year changes into autumn and winter, she changes form being and old lady.



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Saraswati - Goddess of Arts and Knowledge | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of Arts, Music and Knowledge
  • Symbols: White Lotus Flower, Veena, Swan
  • Place: India
Illustration of Saraswati | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Illustration of Saraswati
The story of the Hindu Goddess Saraswati (or Sarasvati) does not present many details regarding her origin.

However, we know of the existence of the extinct Saraswati river in India. The Goddess Saraswati is the embodiment of this river. The local people worshiped Saraswati and her power to create life wherever she went. The same ability of the river to flow and create its own path is seen in the attributes of the Goddess. Saraswati is the Goddess who lets divine knowledge flow, without barriers. She is also worshiped as Goddess of the arts, of creation, of knowledge, and of music.

The paintings and statues of Saraswati contain various symbolic meanings. Saraswati is usually represented with four arms sitting on a white lotus flower with a swan and a peacock. In one of her hands, the Goddess holds sacred scriptures, while in another she holds a rosary, a symbol of concentration and meditation. The other two hands she uses to play her instrument, the Veena, and let the music flow and establish harmony.


The swan carrying the Goddess represents the ability to distinguish the difference between right and wrong and the ability to spread knowledge with responsibility. The peacock, on the other hand, wants to be in the place of the swan, but since he has the tendency to show himself and show superiority, he is not yet able to reach the state of consciousness necessary to carry the Goddess. The white lotus represents supreme knowledge.

Knowledge that flows

The Goddess Saraswati is linked to all manifestations of knowledge and arts that has fluidity. All knowledge must follow its path, just like the river, and flood other beings with its wisdom. Through inscriptions, paintings or music, the important thing is always to leave the knowledge free.

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Summoning Saraswati

Reminder:
There are no rules or ready-to-use recipes to summon any Goddess in Wicca. The summoning rite comes from within the self. When we study each Goddesses' myth and symbols we can have suggested some ways to summoning them.

Summoning Saraswati brings more creativity and wisdom to our daily lives. How often are we trying to create something? It can be a text, a drawing or even a report at work... sometimes we face a "creative barrier"? This barrier is nothing more than our own mind putting a giant rock in the river path of our imagination.

We can stop a little and meditate, concentrate on Saraswati and request the removal of this barrier so the river of our imagination can flow freely. It is an excellent activity!

We can also summon the Goddess at times where we want to expand our consciousness and seek answers to more complex issues.

Another way to keep in touch with the Goddess is through the arts. We can always create something and dedicate it to the Goddess. In this moment of creation between you and her, do not worry about techniques or models of creation. If you're composing a song, you do not have to fully understand how to compose a song; If you are going to do a painting, you also do not need to know all the techniques you need. Just let your work flow and dedicate it to the Goddess!

The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Sarasvati
Sarasvati is one of the Goddess present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number II, Sarasvati, represents Wisdom:

Sarasvati, the Hindu Goddess of wisdom and culture is the embodiment of true wisdom. Sitting on her lotus throne she symbolizes spiritual knowledge and also the perfection of the arts.


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