The Magic of the Pentacle – What is a Pentacle?

There is a lot of confusion about the simple pentacle – what it is, what it means, and how it is used in Wicca.

What is a Pentagram vs a Pentacle?

Often used interchangeably, there actually is a difference between the two terms: Pentagram and Pentacle.

A pentagram is a 5 pointed star and literally means “five lines” from the Greek word pentagrammos. It is a geometric shape and by itself, can really just be a star though can take on spiritual meaning depending on your path and the context in which it is used.

the pentacle is a major symbol of wicca and witchcraftThe pentacle is a pentagram surrounded by a circle. While thought by some to be a New Age or Neo-Pagan symbol, the pentacle is actually a very ancient design. It is the pentacle which actually takes on the most meaning in Wicca, Witchcraft and other Pagan spiritual practices and has various meanings depending on the tradition and way it is used.

For the sake of clarity, the Pentacle will be the focus of the rest of this article.

What does the Pentacle Mean?

This is an area for sometimes heated debate as the pentacle has been misunderstood and misrepresented for some time. Part of the confusion comes from the fact there is no one correct meaning of the pentacle. Like most ancient symbols, it has represented various concepts thru the years and been adapted and adopted by multiple spiritual traditions. Also like most things in Wicca, there is no right or wrong answer – you are free to decide what it means to you or the particular branch of Wicca/Paganism you follow.

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Egg Cleansing: How To Remove Curses With An Egg

Egg Cleansing: How to remove a curse with an egg

Today’s post in on removing curses from yourself by passing an egg over your body, with a method known as egg cleansing, limpia de huevo or limpia de los huevos (it means egg cleansing in Spanish) or simply limpia.

Eggs have various uses in magic.

They can be used in container spells, for protection and to deliver curses as well as to remove curses.

There are also egg spells for love and egg spells used in black magic (whatever the term may mean to you).

Today I’m going to show you how to remove a curse from yourself or another person using an egg.

The process is known as an egg cleansing, limpia de los huevos (it means eggs cleansing in Spanish) or simply limpia.

Many others know this process as Mexican cleansing ritual or Mexican egg ritual. It’s also widely used in the hoodoo tradition.

It is very easy to perform and you can do it on yourself, another person, even a pet (you may want to avoid the incense in that case though).

I once was called to perform an egg cleansing on someone’s dog.

The dog was very old but was in great health until one day her owner woke up and found it lying there, unable to walk. The vet said it’s just old age, there was nothing he could do and that she would pass soon (she wasn’t eating much either).

While the dog was indeed very old, she had been in great health and very energetic and the symptoms were very sudden and unexpected, which is why the owner suspected that a magical attack directed at her was absorbed by her dog instead.

I performed the egg cleansing and as we headed towards the kitchen right afterward the dog suddenly jumped up and followed us, when 20 minutes earlier she had been completely unable to stand.

When we broke the egg, it had several black spots as well as spots of blood in it.

After the cleansing, I prepared un uncrossing candle and several protection candles for both the dog and her owner, so that they’d have a protective candle continuously burning. The dog lived for 6 more months without any health issues whatsoever, up until the last 24 hours before her death.

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HOW TO CLEANSE YOUR CRYSTALS!

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why do crystals need cleansing? Crystals hold the energetic charge of anyone and anything they’ve ever come in contact with. For this reason they need to be cleaned. Furthermore, the more you spend time respecting your crystals and cleansing them, the more useful they will be to you. They will gradually become more in tune with your energy and serve you better for it. The most important thing to remember is to keep your focus and intention clear: you are doing this ritual to cleanse the crystals energetic charge so that you can charge it yourself.
  • Visualisation / meditation.  Sit comfortably in a quiet room. Hold your crystal in your hand and close your eyes, allowing the silence and serenity to envelope you. Visualise your crystal (or crystals) in front of you. Picture a bright white light coming from above and pouring over the crystal, washing away any negative energy trapped inside the crystal. Do this until you intuitively know that your crystal is cleared.
  • Smudging. Smudge sticks can be made of many different herbs. I recommend using white sage smudge sticks. Light it and wave it gently in the air, encouraging the smoke to spill over the crystals.
  • Salt water. you can use salt water from the ocean or simply put salt in a bowl of water. Hold your crystals so that they are immersed in salt water. The salt water cleanses the energy from the stones. Be sure to clean your crystals using clean water afterwards. Some crystals can not be placed in water because they are too soft, or brittle. Water can cause some stones to fracture and break, or even dissolve! Be sure to look up your crystal and

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10 of the Incredible Benefits of Palo Santo

10 of the Incredible Benefits of Palo Santo

Cleanse Your Energy, Find Calm, Deepen Your Connection to the Earth with Palo Santo Wood

Palo santo is one of the most fragrant woods in the world. Its sweet scent of pine, mint, and lemon has, for centuries, been a harbinger of healing and good fortune. Shamans, saints, and those seeking a stronger spiritual connection with the world use palo santo to protect, experience, and heal. Here are ten of the incredible benefits palo santo offers:

 

1. Spiritual purifying and energy cleansing.

For centuries the indigenous people of the Andes have been using palo santo for spiritual purification and energy cleansing. When the wood is burned it’s believed to clear negative energy and restore tranquility and calm.

Form: wood burning

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2. Inspiring creativity and bringing love and good fortune.

Burn palo santo sticks or use the charcoal for ritual smudging that will welcome creativity, love, and good fortune into your space. The wood can help brighten energy and promote feelings of positivity and joy. The scent is also shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance clarity and concentration.

Form: wood burning or smudging

3. Bringing a deeper connection to the divine source.

If meditation is the yin, palo santo is the yang. The uplifting scent is the perfect partner for your meditation practice. Raise your vibration, and discover peace and groundedness as you sink into a deeper connection to the Earth and your inner consciousness.

Form: wood burning or smudging

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4. Physical healing.

Palo santo is used to treat a wide variety of physical ailments including colds, flus, anxiety, depression, asthma, bronchitis, headaches, and emotional trauma. Use the oil to provide pain relief for arthritis and joint pain with its anti-inflammatory properties.

Palo santo tea (made by simmering the wood in hot water) acts as a natural digestive aid. The oil can be added to soaps, scrubs, and lotions to cleanse and moisturize the skin. The wood also contains high concentrations of a compound called d-limonene, which is thought to aid in the prevention of a variety of cancers.

Form: simmer the wood to make tea or apply oil as a topical tincture

5. Energetic protection and the removal of negativity.

When used for smudging or burning, palo santo can eliminate negative energy, creating a calmer, more tranquil space. Set an intention about what you want to clear out of your space, then move from corner to corner, removing any bad energy, uplifting your spirit, and filling your home with good fortune.

Form: wood burning or smudging

 

6.  The enticing and clarifying palo santo scent.

Can we wax on a bit here about the remarkable, lasting scent of a palo santo smudge? For our kitchens and bedrooms, vehicles and workspaces, the brightness of citrus, marked with the ancient notes of its natural heritage, bring a uniquely clarifying scent to every space. The benefit of burning palo santo wood in a smudging practice is its lingering scent.

Form: wood burning or smudging 


7. Mobility of use while in travel modes.

Unlike a sage bundle, palo santo wood is graciously proportioned for spiritual seekers who spend ample time away from home. Palo santo sticks are well-paired with car rides, hikes and other travel experiences. People are known to cleanse their hotel rooms before sleep for a more peaceful, deepened rest.

Form: wood burning or smudging

8. Vibrational cleansing and renewal for crystals.

Crystals do much of the heavy lifting in the work

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Powerful Energy: Shifting with a Changing World

In the changing tides we find ourselves in, we are being confronted by the old paradigm.

The ghosts of the way things were done before.

The outdated ways of dealing with them, the thoughts, and ideas of the past.

The beliefs that kept us held to a way that was never our choosing.

The maps and blueprints used by a previous generation.

This time is for throwing out those plans. This is a time of choosing our own beliefs.

This is a time of rebellion.

 

This is a time of changing how you want things to be. This is a time of reshaping the model that we wish to live by and reclaim the rules over our own existence.

This is a time of tapping into you intuition, your knowing and above all your heart.

This is a time of claiming with both hands the life we are meant to live.

Fear shaped the paradigms of the past and look how it’s all worked out. Things are in chaos.

This time is telling us that we have the power to shape exactly what we want and we can do so from a place of love, hope and being centered in our dreams.

This is a time of reclaiming sovereignty of our own lives.

It isn’t always easy but hell it is so needed right now and oh so worth it.

This goes deeper than the phrase “let go or be dragged”.

It’s not just about dropping everything, it’s about choice.

This is a time where we are being shown where things aren’t working and being given the fire and conviction to say NO MORE and to shape our future with our own fingers.

 

WHAT CAN WE DO DURING THE SHIFTS?

 

OUT WITH THE OLDDuring these periods in which we are being asked to clear away the old patterns, one thing that we can do especially when we feel very frustrated and like we need to “do” something, is to clean and clear.

It doesn’t seem very glamorous, but getting rid of the cutter or focusing on detoxifying ourselves is a very powerful way of clearing the space for the transformations that are coming.

Give away items you don’t need, write down old thoughts and limitations and burn them, clear away bad eating and drinking habits.

Anything you can do to set yourself in a cleared out and peaceful place can be hugely beneficial.

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CLEANSE & SMUDGEWhen you are done clearing the physical environment or if you are called to you can use some further clearing and blessing in the form of a smudge of herbs or incense. Sage, sweet grass and cedar are powerful cleansing herbs but work with what energy you feel called.

If smoke isn’t possible, you can mix up some essential oils in a glass spray bottle with some water and use that as a spray of intention. You can even place a few crystals in there to further the energy.

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FEELINGS & BODYStay connected to your body & feelings during powerful shifts such as these. The inclination can be to shut things down and ignore what is rising.

When we are connected to the powerful compass of our body we are able to really tap into the truth of things really fast. Really connect to how you are feeling and how the things that are rising are feeling to you. When you are able to see what feels right/not right/what needs to change quickly based on your embodiment of them, you are able to shift things much more quickly.

If we ignore the powerful signs of what our body is telling us, it can create further hassle down the line.

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GROUNDINGDuring shifts, we can feel so scattered. Sleeplessness, restless and all the energy flying around can leave us feeling beyond frazzled.

Take some time to employ some grounding.

Grounding or “Earthing”  is a great way to reduce stress and even aid sleep. Spend time in nature with your feet on the Earth and your face in the breeze, eat some root veggies, use some grounding crystals (blue kyanite, black tourmaline, black obsidian, hematite, smokey quartz), try an earthing mat, picturing your feet growing roots deep into the earth giving you a solid foundation.

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FEED YOUR SOULThese shifts exist for more than just stress and shake up. They show up to show us what we are wanting more of in our lives, where happiness already exists and what we want to develop further.

Take the time during these shifting seas to pay attention to where you get your happiness from and the messages that are rising from your heart. With the new shifts, we can be given the chance to look with fresh eyes at old situations and this can create pathways to the seemingly impossible that we never dreamed.

This is a time of allowing your deepest dreams and for having hope for the future. So open yourself to where you find joy, ease, comfort, love and peace. Have some fun, laugh and be silly. Not only does it feel amazing but it drops down the barriers that we can be holding up towards the shifts that are wanting to flow in.

This time is teaching us that we can live our lives from a place of joy and happiness. When we reclaim doing things from a place that feels good we fuel the positive shifts that are incoming.

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WATCH FOR THE MIRRORSOpinionated people are rising.

Parents and friends can give their thoughts and opinions freely and liberally right now especially in regards to how we are wanting to live our lives going forward. These can be coming from a place of being tied to an old fear based way of doing things.

There is a purpose to this. They are there to show us how we FEEL about things.

Again this comes back to being able to tap into and listen to your body.

If you are raging against what they are saying, if you are feeling miserable sadness, or know they are coming from a place where you’re not in alignment with their messages, listen to your body. Your body is a fine tuned instrument and knows the truth beyond words. Hear the messages that it is telling you and the lessons that are being taught from these mirrors.

In the end only you know what is right for you and this shift is about reclaiming the knowing of what you are here to accomplish and experience far deeper than the limiting imaginations and thoughts of others. So reclaim sovereignty over your feelings and don’t let anyone else govern them for you.

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Never forget that you are always free to sever the chains that bind you.

We can choose in any moment to change our world.

We always have the power to decide what we are going to build our life out of.

This energy is just giving us a little extra help to make that possible.

Always remember that you were made for these times and never doubt your own power.

Shifting with you,

Ara

By:  C. Ara Campbell