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Fairy Furniture

May is a month that fairies love. Show them your appreciation by making them some furniture!

Items needed:

  • twigs, vines, dried flowers
  • needle and thread
  • scrap material
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • pruners to cut the twigs


  1. Decide what you’re going to make. We’ll make a chair, to give you an example.
  2. Cut the twigs in this manner – one long, bendable piece that will form the back legs and back of the chair, and four equal lengthed twigs which will form the two front legs and the seat.The chair should stand no more than four inches tall (including the back)
  3. Bend the long twig,and hot glue one of the smaller pieces in between the two ends where you want the seat to be.This will be the back of the seat.
  4. Hot glue on each side of the bent twig facing towards you a smaller twig; these will be the sides of the seat.
  5. Glue the front piece of the seat to these side twigs.
  6. Glue the two front legs to the seat so that the chair legs are even.
  7. If you wish,wrap the vines around the chair back and legs.
  8. Cut the scrap material to form a “back” and a “seat” – these are NOT to be as wide as the chair, but will fit inside of the twigs.
  9. Using your needle and thread, attach the material to the chair using a whip stitch.
  10. Hot glue small dried flowers at the top of the chair.

This technique can be used to make all kinds of fairy furniture, from tables to beds, to sofas – all of which are sure to delight your fairies!You can make little tea cups too from dried flower cups!

Witch Bread

– The Recipe  (‘author’ unknown)
3/4 cups flour
1/2 teas. baking soda
1 1/2 teas. baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
2 beaten eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3 teas. melted shortening
Mix first five ingredients, add cornmeal. Combine eggs and buttermilk, then
stir into dry ingredients. Stir shortening into mixture. Then pour into a
heated greased pan, skillet, or mold. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
The Spell.
This spell is best worked during the waxing moon, or during the full moon.
Cast a circle in your kitchen, or around a campfire if cooking outdoors. If
possible, build your fire elements altar on your stove, and your water
elements altar at the sink. Call the elements. On you main altar, triple,
and then mix the ingredients of the recipe. Any rhyme you feel comfortable
with, or chant can be used. When mixing the sugar and salt, use this
procedure: Measure the sugar by sight (no measuring spoon) into your left
palm and add to the mixing bowl counter clockwise. Then, measure the salt by
sight into your right hand palm, and add clockwise. Meditate on the duality
of life: the sweet, the bitter, your personal joy and sadness. When all the
ingredients are together, put your hands over the bowl, and inhale deeply.
Here is where you focus your spell on the bread itself. Imagine a bright
white light enveloping you and your circle. Say prayers at this time over
the bread. I pray for healing, but spells can also be done for scrying, for
love, for power, or whatever. Put the bread into the oven, and meditate on
the cauldron. At this point in the spell until the bread comes out of the
oven, I work on personal healing work (forgiveness, insight etc) I make a
list of things that have made me angry lately. I acknowledge my anger,
trying to open those feelings, and finally let them go. (If I can.) I write
the names of people I forgive for different things, and lastly I work to
forgive myself for not being perfect. I write down specifics, things I
screwed up, mistakes, and betrayals. Then, when bread comes out of the oven,
I say more prayers of  Thanksgiving to the Goddess, and open the circle.

Citrus Lip Gloss

Citrus Lip Gloss: How-To Formula

By:  Annie B. Bond


This make-it-yourself Citrus Lip Gloss tastes lick-your-lips delicious with both tangerine and lemon essential oils offering their benefits and flavors. Tangerine essential oil is a bit of an aphrodisiac, so it is nice to wear out on a special date. The essential oils and honey combined make the gloss a tasty product that will keep your lips soft and moist for some time.


All the ingredients for this formula are easily found in most health food stores and the formula only takes about 10 minutes to make, so why not give it a try?


3 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 teaspoon beeswax (pearls or solid beeswax grated and measured)
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon honey
800 IU Vitamin E
4 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops tangerine essential oil


Melt the beeswax and sweet almond oil together in a heat-proof container over boiling water. When the beeswax is melted, remove from the heat. Add the honey and Vitamin E, mixing briskly with a wire whisk. Add the aloe vera gel and stir into the mixture. Add the essential oils and stir in well. Pour into a low wide-mouth jar.


Adapted from Natural Beauty Basics, by Dorie Byers, R.N. (Vital Health Publishing, 2001).

Attraction Oil

Attraction Oil

Worn when looking for a mate. Anoint on your forehead, below the heart and above the naval. It is said that this oil will help to give you a more magnetic personality if a few drops are added to the bath water once a week. Said to help attract good luck when anointed in your shoes.

You Will Need:

1: Loveage Herb
2: Grated Lemon Peel or Lemon Flowers
3: Oil
4: A Small Piece Of Lodestone
5: A Bottle (s)

The Oil:

Mix equal parts of the Loveage herb and grated lemon peel or lemon flowers.

Add two tablespoons of this mixture to two ounces of oil.

Add a small lodestone to each bottle of the oil that is made.

Forgiveness Meditation

Forgiveness Meditation
Adapted from Profound Healing
by Cheryl Canfield
Inner Traditions, 2003

Lack of forgiveness on a national level is as devastating as it is on an
individual level. The lessons are everywhere to be seen: bitter battles
are being fought around the world as one nation lashes out against
another and another lashes back. The violence is perpetuated through
endless decades of holding on to anger and rage. Walls are built up and
habits of thinking become so deeply entrenched that forgiveness becomes
an unthinkable concept.
And yet forgiveness is the only path that will clear away the revenge
and rage that feed the escalating violence. We can keep our hearts open
to compassion and forgiveness, and direct our thoughts outward with a
positive intention. Even when we’re not able to do anything else, we can
hold individuals or situations in a place of compassion. This simple,
short meditation helps us to keep the energy we project into the world
positive. Perhaps the way to world peace is practicing forgiveness and
compassion, one person at a time.
Learn how:
Imagine a golden light radiating down from above; a light of healing and
compassion and wisdom. I breathe the light in with my breath. The golden
light circulates throughout my body, focusing especially on any area
that needs attention or healing. As my body fills with light it
overflows through my heart chakra. I reach out with this heart energy
and touch the hearts of my loved ones and friends–especially anyone or
anything I’m feeling critical of. As the light expands I imagine
reaching out as a group and touching the hearts of all those in the
world who feel hopelessness or despair or whose hearts are burdened or
cold. We further expand this light, reaching out into the hearts of all
individuals and groups in the world whose power and influence impacts us
all. Finally I visualize lifting the earth up into the Divine’s hands
with my prayer that humanity, individually and collectively, come into
harmony with our highest good and the good of the whole.
With our hearts clear and our thoughts compassionate, we can act as a
powerful force in the world. We are all needed in the important work of
forgiveness and healing.

Copyright: Adapted from Profound Healing
by Cheryl Canfield
Inner Traditions, 2003

Acacia (false)

Acacia (false)
Botanical: Robinia pseudacacia
Family: N.O. Leguminosae
—Synonym—Locust Tree


In common language, the term Acacia is often applied to species of the genus Robinia which also belongs to the family Leguminosae, though to a different section.
R. pseudacacia, the False Acacia or Locust Tree, one of the most valuable timber trees of the American forest, where it grows to a very large size, was one of the first trees introduced into England from America, and is cultivated as an ornamental tree in the milder parts of Britain, forming a large tree, with beautiful pea-like blossoms.

The timber is supposed to unite the qualities of strength and durability to a degree unknown in any other kind of tree, being very hard and close-grained. It has been extensively used for ship-building, being superior for the purpose to American Oak, and is largely used in the construction of the wooden pins called trenails, used to fasten the planks to the ribs or timber of ships. Instead of decaying, it acquires an extraordinary degree of hardness with time. It is also suitable for posts and fencing and other purposes where durability in contact with the ground is essential, and is used for axle-trees and other mechanical purposes, though not for general purposes of construction.

The roots and inner bark have a sweetish, but somewhat offensive and nauseating taste, and have been found poisonous to foraging animals.

—Medicinal Action and Uses—The inner bark contains a poisonous proteid substance, Robin, which possesses strong emetic and purgative properties. It is capable of coagulating the casein of milk and of clotting the red corpuscles of certain animals.

Tonic, emetic and purgative properties have been ascribed to the root and bark, but the locust tree is rarely, if ever, prescribed as a therapeutic agent.

Occasional cases of poisoning are on record in which boys have chewed the bark and swallowed the juice: the principal symptoms being dryness of the throat, burning pain in the abdomen, dilatation of the pupils, vertigo and muscular twitches; excessive quantities causing also weak and irregular heart action.

Though the leaves of Robinia have also been stated to produce poisonous effects careful examination has failed to detect the presence of any soluble proteid or of alkaloids, and by some the leaves have been recorded as even affording wholesome food for cattle.

The flowers contain a glucoside, Robinin, which, on being boiled with acids, is resolved into sugar and quercetin.



Themes: Harvest, charity, health, thankfulness, beauty & peace.
Symbols: Rainbows, health and healing & amulets.

About Akerbeltz: This Basque Goddess attends the human body by
protecting it from disease, encouraging health and offering healing when
needed, especially when we overdo Summer activities! Being a Goddess of
Earth and nature too, she sometimes appears as a rainbow, a bridge that
takes us from being under the weather to overcoming circumstances.

To Do Today: The Tabuleiros have been celebrated for six hundred years
in Portugal by honouring the harvest, giving thanks to the Goddess for
her providence, and making donations to charitable organizations. The
highlight of the day is a parade in which people wear huge headdresses
covered with bread, flowers, and doves–symbols of Akerbeltz’s continued
sustenance, beauty and peace. These are retained by the wearer
through the year to keep Akerbeltz close by, warding off sickness. A
simpler approach for us might be to get a small rainbow refrigerator
magnet or window piece that reflects this goddess’s beauty throughout
our home to keep everyone therein well and content.

Also, give a little something to someone in need today. Doing good deeds
for others pleases Akerbeltz because it makes them healthier in spirit.
She will bless you for your efforts with improved well-being, if only
that of the heart.

from 365 Goddess – A Daily Guide of the Magick and Inspiration of the
by Patricia Telesco

A Blessing

A Blessing

“May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
My you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.”

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