Saturday, April 26, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
On the whole aspect of the Blood Moon cycle and what does it mean I would have to address in a whole separate post, different from my current series on Sacred Waters.
But collecting water during a Blood Moon, in this case I'm referring to the Lunar Eclipse not the Month of October---this is something that is a bit rare, because a Blood Moon occurs during a Full or nearly Full Moon, in essence you are collecting Full Moon Water, but because it has been collected during an eclipse makes it very unusual and very special.
Part of it is determined by what water was used to collect this Moon's rays.
And also if your part of the world was affected by seeing the full eclipse.
If it was raining during the time of the Blood Moon, then that rain water would be completely attached to that lunar event.
If you used Lake, River (this would include, stream and creek water), Ocean, or water from a sacred well or sacred spring, that psychic event plus the energies of the particular waters alter the cosmic makeup of the water.
With Lake Water, you'd be calling ancestors or spirits but with "pay-back" intent; River would be for the blessing or consecration of powerful energies to your ritual tools, but possibly for a negative intent as well; Ocean would mean for exorcism of a tremendous villainy or energy; from a sacred well such as Chalice Well would mean the remembrance of those lost to violent death; from a sacred Spring such as Fatima, Lourdes or Guadalupe would mean blessing during Woman's mysteries.
But if you used water from a regular spring, such as bottled spring water, that would be the same as if you collected any rain water that happened during that event. That water could be consecrated or dedicated to what ever difficult situation to work with. In some cases as a substitute for Blood or dark workings.
That is something that one needs to think very carefully about, as long as the water is not activated you can make a careful decision, maybe not even use the whole amount but only a small amount, much like a "Blood Bank" keeping the bulk of it in reserve for a different type of working, perhaps healing instead.
There are going to be 3 more blood moon's, the next one to be seen in the US will be on October 8, 2014, and it will fall during the time the moon will be Full as well and also in the Month and Moon that is traditionally called the Blood Moon Month.
This one that is coming will be particularly powerful in many ways, the energies to be determined only by meditation and one's personal intent.
To know the exact day and time for this event check with either Google, Bing or what ever search engine you are using. Not all countries will see the Blood Moon eclipse, in some it will only be partial, but since it will be a Full Moon it would be wise to collect the rays of the Moon at that time using Bottled Spring Water, again after you've collected the rays filter the water for particles, because by using bottled Spring Water this would be good to put into a potion.
The next two blood moon's will occur in April and September of 2015, again check your search engine for exact dates and times and if you will see a full or partial eclipse.
When I start working on the meaning and workings of the Moon cycle I will be sure to talk about Blood Moons, Blue Moon's and Black Moon's. But that will be for future.
Blessings Ms. Q
Sunday, April 13, 2014
In this section I will deal with River, Lake and Ocean or Sea Waters~~~
Many Rivers around the world have a sacred connection, the Nile to Ancient Egyptians, The Jordan River to Christians, the Ganges to Hindu's, as a matter of fact I have here a brief list of some of the better known rivers.
Aciravati, Bhagirathi River, Brahmaputra River, Ganges River to Hindus, Gowda Saraswat Brahmin, Indus River, Jordan River to Christians, Kaveri, Manas River, Sarasvati River, Triveni Sangam, Turag River, Yamuna, San Juan River and Little Colorado to the Navajo
Now in each area locally among the native people will know of other sacred rivers. So what is important about River Water.
First it is a moving body of water, a living water, it runs over the land and therefore either purifies it or fertilizes it such as the Nile, to Christians especially to be baptized in the waters of the River Jordan is to be cleansed of sins and to start life anew.
The Ganges also holds that belief among the people of India. As well as other places who have that same belief.
Because River water is moving it is considered highly energized, activating healthy negative ions, which many people who live near a moving river find refreshing to breathe, feel themselves energized.
River water is good for washing away negativity that may have been collected by just going out and dealing with people in general.
My Granny would mix Holy water from the church with River Water and put it in her Holy Water founts next to the inside of her Front Door as well as her back door.
River Water is also used to make Peace Water or the 5 or 7 Holy Waters, which is a combination of different waters. In some spell work River Water is used to banish negativity
One of Granny's Ladies in her group was a Mrs. Washington, she lived in Louisiana and learned a lot of what some people would call Hoodoo from a number of the practioners who lived around, some she traveled to, to learn things from and some she discovered were just down right frauds, but those that she learned from was, as we would say now a days, "The Real Deal".
She was very big on collecting River Water on St. John's Day in June (June 24th) she'd collect river water and put it into a glass bottle, and bring it home, June 24 is the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
She told me that ST. JOHN'S WATER is a wonderful extra protection for a person and their home.
She said it was a tradition, especially in (but not restricted to) the New Orleans area, to collect St. John's Water every year on St. John's Day. This water is protective; it wards off evil and keeps the one who collects and keeps it, secure and safe from harm.
You take a clean dark colored glass bottle with a lid, this is one of those times when a metal lid or cap its fine. Be sure to wash it first as you would with any of the bottles you'd use to hold your collected waters, and then let it dry so that the washing water will not "contaminate" the river water you collect.
Carrying your bottle, go to a river in your area. Rivers are the right body of water to use. We are, dealing with St. John the Baptist, who baptized in the Jordan River.
You have to recite prayers, first saying a prayer of contrition asking to be forgiven for your sins, then say the traditional Lord's Prayer for the blessings for the year to come.
Then ask St. John the Baptist for his help and blessings, he who was so intimately aware of the spiritual power of rivers. Then fill your bottle, cap it, and take it home with you.
Set this bottle on it's side by the hinge side of your front door, so that it is a bit hidden from those who come to your door. Make sure that the neck of the bottle is facing the door. Keep the bottle in this position throughout the year.
If anyone comes to your door who you do not wish to deal with, anyone who may make life difficult for you - or even if you are just worried that they may come to trouble you - simply roll that bottle with your foot.
Roll it back and forth on the floor, as you concentrate on exactly what you want especially what you want to say to the person to get them to leave. Then when they leave and you close the door roll the bottle right back into it's original position, where it will continue to guard and defend your home for the remainder of the year.
Remember when requesting the aid of any saint, including St. John the Baptist be sure to thank him for his assistance.
Just remember to renew this bottle of River Water every year on St. John's Day.
Fresh water from a lake is a collection of sustained energy. It provides a reservoir of creative energy. Think of it this way, these bodies of water provide life sustaining liquid to the animals that drink from it and the animals that live in it. This establishes the energy of Creation within its cells so to speak. It is considered Living Water but water that awaits to be activated, the energy is far more quiet as oppose to River Water.
In many cases, it maybe used to call upon the Ancestors, especially if the Lake has a reputation of being a habitat of Ancestor spirits.
Collecting the waters from a Lake should be done only during the Full Moon never during the Dark Moon especially if you are dealing with spirits, because you may not know what spirit you will unleash.
This is a partial list and some of the legends surrounding some Lakes:
Ocean or Sea Water
If you're lucky enough to live near the Ocean the energy from it is good for almost all magical workings with some exceptions , especially if rain fall does not come at a time when you need it.
But there are some limitations, primarily Sea water is best for exorcism and expelling evil spirits from a person, home, or piece of land especially if it is collected at high noon.— “nothing evil ever came from the sea”.
In certain rituals Sea water is not offered to the dead, nor is it used for any Full moon collected rain water nor used in ancestral rites. Because Salt protects from and exorcises spirits, so for banishing's or exorcisms, to cleans something of negativity it is excellent.
Sea water is never used to bless land nor a woman who wants to conceive, as the focus of Sea or Ocean water is to rid evil, if there is land or a location that is negative then use the Ocean water for banishing, and once the area is cleared of negativity follow it with Rain Water for fertility.
Never harvest or collect Ocean or Sea water during the Dark Moon, collecting Ocean Water during the New Moon (when the barest sliver of moon is showing) is fine.
Sea or Ocean waters are used during spells or rituals when working with deities who are associated with the Ocean or spell work that would involve the Sea.
In my next post I will deal with Spring and Well Water, followed by Holy and Consecrated Waters and then Made Waters.
Blessings Ms. Q
Friday, April 11, 2014
A few days ago my blog was hacked and a false posting was put in about weight loss.
It was not me and to those who may have read it I apologize.
It has since been deleted and I am going to see about making some changes.
Those of you who know my writings---beware of such post that seem out of character for me.
I thank you.
Monday, April 7, 2014
I can understand your desire for me to list all the ritual oils that is used in spell work and rituals and their formula's but if I were to do that it would boggle the mind and possibly put a strain on my bandwidth.
The oldest oil formula that is known and easy to find is in the Bible, old Testament, in which God tells the priesthood, how to build and consecrate the Ark of the Covenant. Some of the herbs that are mentioned, current perfumers or makers of oils are not sure of, because of what the early writers would refer to as one herb may mean an entirely different herb.
But I have smelled an approximation of it and it is an aroma that is profoundly mind lifting. And yet the apothecary who made it was still not sure that it was correct.
There are others that are listed in ancient texts from ancient Egypt, Sumer, and Babylon and I have heard of them, but I have never made them. Again because of confusion as to the herbs mentioned, that in modern day we are not sure of.
Zora Neal Houston in her Book "Mules and Men" mention several types of oils, and her work I would trust but not Slatter's materials.
Anna Riva (pen name) printed a book that listed over 550 oils, and what their uses are, but not how to make them. The booklets of Anna Riva are still in print today and are good basic materials.
The people that I knew in Granny's Group, would make their own oils using the herbs they grew in their garden and their knowledge of what those herbs could influence. Most of the time they used pure olive oil as a base oil, sometimes they would get Almond oil from a druggist and use that as a base oil, and they would put the washed and dried herbs into a clean bottle and pour the oil over the herbs and then have the mixture sit all day in the sun, sometimes for as much as a week. Shaking the mixture in the bottle from time to time during the day.
Then when they felt it was right would pour some of that mixture through a cheese cloth filter, into glass measuring cup and from that into a much smaller bottle. They would keep the original bottle mixture in a dark cabinet, until it was used up, then all the herbs would be buried in the yard and start the process all over again.
Of late I've heard that there is nearly 2,000 ritual oil combinations, depending upon strength, availability of herbs, and intent of use.
Those formula's that I will post here especially in connection to a ritual, are the one's I am most familiar with and have worked with.
Some of the other basic things such as "Made Waters" I will post those formula's as I know them to be.
In time you will build up your own book of recipes on these things.
Blessings Ms. Q
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Dear Ms. Q,
This post is about Rain Water and the types of Rain water that abounds, since this is a very long post, I would advise that you print it out and add it to your book of magickal workings. That way you can refer to it without having to go on line.