Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snow Magic

I DO NOT like snow. Repeat, I DO NOT LIKE SNOW! It's cold. It's a pain to work and live in. It's a danger and a menace to society (people are idiots when it comes to driving in it).  And it outright makes me grumpy every winter. So, we usually head off to Sedona for a week or two for a break from it's dreariness. But this year there is to be no escape to a warmer haven. 
 
So, here I am, working and into my email box come this little ditty titled "Snow Magic". Intrigued I open and read. Hum...think Mother Goddess is trying to tell me something? Probably. This is usually how she works. So, I thought that I'd share it with you as well. Maybe you too have a "snow 'tude". 


Celebrate the snowy season with magic!


When winter rolls around, in some parts of the world there is an abundance
of wonderful white stuff - snow! If you live in one of those areas, it makes
sense to take advantage of snow's natural properties and work those energies
into your magical endeavors. Think about, for starters, some of snow's
physical characteristics. The most obvious one is that it's cold. It's also
white. Sometimes it's light and powdery, other times it may be heavy and wet
How can you incorporate these into your magical workings?

A.. If you're a fan of candles, make ice candles - they're are a lot of fun
and easy to make during the winter months.
B.. How to Make Ice Candles
Ice candles are a lot of fun and easy to make during the winter months.
Since February is traditionally a snow-filled time, at least in the northern
hemisphere
, why not make some ice candles to celebrate Imbolc, which is a
day of candles and light?

 
 
You'll need the following:

A.. Ice
B.. Paraffin wax
C.. Color and scent (optional)
D.. A taper candle
E.. A cardboard container, like a milk carton
F.. A double boiler, or two pans
Melt the paraffin wax in the double boiler. Make sure that the wax is never
placed directly over the heat, or you could end up with a fire. While the
wax is melting, you can prepare your candle mold. If you want to add color
or scent to your candle, this is the time to add it to the melted wax.

Place the taper candle into the center of the cardboard carton. Fill the
carton with ice, packing them loosely in around the taper candle. Use small
chunks of ice -- if they're too large, your candle will be nothing but big
holes.

Once the wax has melted completely, pour it into the container carefully,
making sure that it goes around the ice evenly. As the hot wax pours in, it
will melt the ice, leaving small holes in the candle. Allow the candle to
cool, and then poke a hole in the bottom of the cardboard carton so the
melted water can drain out (it's a good idea to do this over a sink). Let
the candle sit overnight so the wax can harden completely, and in the
morning, peel back all of the cardboard container. You'll have a complete
ice candle, which you can use in ritual or for decoration.

C.. Build a snowman as a very large magical poppet. Assign a snowman the
magical task of being a guardian at the entrance to your property.

D.. Got a bad habit you need to get rid of? Form that bad habit into
snowballs, and throw them as far away from you as you can.

E.. Snow quartz crystals are often associated with fulfillment of hopes and
dreams. Use actual snow instead of crystals in workings related to wishes
and goals.

F.. If someone is bothering you and won't leave you alone, try this simple
bit of magic. Write their name on a slip of paper, and pack it in snow in a
zip-loc bag. Place the bag in your freezer, and leave it there until the
person "chills out."

G.. Go for a walk in the woods on a day that it's snowing. Enjoy the silence, and the magic of the snowfall - some people report that they have experienced messages from the Divine as they walk on a snowy day. Perhaps it's because we're better able to hear the gods when it's quiet!

2 comments:

  1. Whew...finally figuring some of this stuff out...slowly! So happy to be here and read all your Wonderful things! Here is to a Charming 2011..!

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  2. So glad that you enjoyed the post. Thanks for the comment. Blessings to you and J. in 2011 and beyond :-)

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