Bast (or Bastet, or Pasht) was the Egyptian goddess who appeared in cat form, The Egyptians highly revered cats; the word for cat, mau, also denotes light and was cognate with the word for mother. The cat is a lunar animal and also a solar animal representing the power of the sun as reflected in nature. Since the cat is an earth animal, BAst is also an earth mother goddess, a giver of life and abundance. In touch with her wild, instinctual nature, she is also a protector of women during childbirth. Like a cat, she is fiercely independent and belongs to no one but herself. Bast is one of the more joyful goddesses; her elaborate festivals in the town of Babustis were renowned for their joyful dancing. Embodying a cat’s gentler aspects, Bast is a personification of life and fruitfulness. The quintessential life-affirming mother, she reminds us to be playful and relaxed like a cat and to find occasions to celebrate life.
Amphitrite is the ancient Greek Tripp Goddess in her guise as ruler of the sea. Her name, used synonymously with the ocean by Homer, means ” the third one who encircled.” A moon goddess, Amphitrite retained her individuality even under later Greeks, who had her married to Poseidon. She has a special concern for pancreatitis of the sea and is responsible for the foaming waves.
Just as Amphitrite can moderate the winds and the sea, wecan can learn to calm the waves of our innerworkings storms.
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Venus is the Roman goddess of grace and love, called Aphrodite by the Greeks. She ever from an early Italian nature goddess, a bringer of spring blooms and vines, a goddess of growth and a beauty of nature. The goddess of desire, Venus was the irresistible personification of both physical and spiritual love. She gave her name to the second planet of dawn and dusk, as did her sister goddess, Inanna (Surmeria) and IsBear (Babylonia).
The story of Venus’s birth tells how she arosed, naked, from the sea, the source of all life (primarily creation) and a symbol of both the collective unconscious and eternity. It is a wonderful image for the emergence of a young woman into her full femininity. Venus is a striking affirmation of the Love of beauty and the pleasure of the senses. Risen from the sea, she is a guide through both the stormy and calm waters of it physical desires and emotions.
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May the Samhain bring you a bountiful harvest for whatever you sowed in the spring.
May your visit with your lived ones in the Summerlands bring you happiness and peace.
Blessed and happy Samhain btothers and sisters.
Pennyroyal oil which is used in many insect repellents and other things which can be fatal if ingested by a dog or cat. If you usea the likes part of a shampoo it can be toxic by osmosis via the skin. Because of this potential hazard to my two canine babies I make a simple removable collar using dried Pennyroyal along with other herbs to keep more pests off of them. This way it still protects my dogs from becoming flea taxis yet the Pennyroyal and other herbs do not touch their fur or skin. I have also found out by making a collar large enough for myself that Pennyroyal mixed with one or more of these herbs will repel misquoted and other pests too, use this link for this information:
The plants and herbs listed in link can be planted along the edge of your yard if you live in an area where deers roam or even if there places around your home that could harbor fleas and/or ticks, in others words whether you live in an urban or rural area your dog, car, or bird will wind up with fleas if they go outside. Ticks are less common in urban areas tbh the rural ones but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so every pet should have tick prevention also. The following link gives you plants to put in our yard to keep the fleas and ticks away:
Now back to how to make an insect repellent collar or if you prefer necklace.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR EACH COLLAR:
1 Sewing Needle
Any Color Thread
Stretch Pure Cotton Cloth (For LENGTH size measure around largest part of neck and add 2 inches. WIDTH size should be 2 to 5 inches depending on th size of your cat or dog. For a human “necklace” width shoe be 6 inches) USE A DIFFERENT COLOR FOR EACH PET OR PERSON.
Enough of the Herbs you choose to mix together to use in the collar. For example my Min Pin, Cleo, is approximately 12 inches tall, weights about 13 pounds and her neck is approximately 8 inches in diameter so in her I use approximately 3/4 of cup of a mixture ofPennyroyal, pepermint, Marigold petals dried over the winter and 4 drop of Citronella mixed well. My Chihuahua, Star, is approximately 9 inches tall, with much shorter legs putting her belly closer to the ground making it easier for pests to hitch a ride, she weights about 9 pounds and her neck size is the same as Cleos’. So for her I add Rosemary, I have cracked it open with my mortar and pedestal. I use approximately 5/8 of a cup of the mixture in her collar.
Some of the Herbs may have to be slightly ground to work properly. Do not use herbs the have been package by a company to be used for cooking as the processing of the Herbs always remove some of the medicinal benefits. Herbs you can by loose in bulk form are the next best thing to home grown organic herbs.
Before making and using the herbal anti bug collar for a cat, dog, or human check with your pts veterinarian and/or the humans doctor to make sure your pet or theother person is not allergic to any of the Herbs you want to use and that they will interact alright with any daily medication hour petstore or the person is on. Lady Beltane and/or NewFound-Life are responsible in any way if anything reaction happens causing an illness or death if you made the choice to use the herbal collar/necklace this article is about. Continue reading “Herbal Collar to Repel Different Types of Insects”
Before I share what is on the Goddess Knowledge Card I wanted to share my favorite image of the Triple Goddess. In most witchcraft traditions there is some representation of this goddess.
The Triple Goddess, the original trinity, symbolizes the three faces of the Great Goddess and its earliest representation of her division into multiplicity. The goddess with three faces is a universal motif, found worldwide.The Triple Goddess is intimately associated with changing phases of the moon; just as the moon transforms from one phase to another, the Great Goddess moves among her many rolls. Her three faces usually virgin, mother, and crone: virgin representing the strong, well-defined goddess; mother representing the nurturing goddess as source of all nourishment; and crone representing the goddess of death and transformation. This symbolism embraces the roll of the goddess in all phases of existence from birth through death to rebirth. The Triple Goddess reminds us of our sacredness regardless of our age or function in life. She reminds us that despite her many forms there is one goddess, always present and always sacred.
May your gay be blessed and joyful. May the goal(s) you set today bring an abundance to your life.