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"My Lady,
My Lord, and Spirit of love,
I light this candle for guidance on my path,
Give me hope, give me strength, light my way.
Show me the road I must travel, so I can let go of the past.
Help me step out of darkness,
Let me have knowledge of your love,
Guide me, teach me, so I can help others,
As below, So above."

The most wonderful thing about colors, candles, stones, herbs, or what ever you connect with and use for your magick, is that you can and should make it personal, as complicated or simple as you like. Take the information you find here, in books, other web pages, and from fellow Pagans as a guide, then make the Magick your own.  Always follow your own path.....Do whats right for you!

Colors and their magickal associations:
Because our ability to perceive colors is dependant upon the light waves that bounce off objects, colors really do have their own energies. The energy of each color, or its light wave vibration, has an affect on the human body. Colors have been scientifically proven to affect our moods and to aid in healing. In magick, colors help you fine tune your intent, focus your energy, and help your magick work.
Your can use colors in every aspect of magick. To use energy of colors in your magick, you simply select magickal objects...candles, powders, material or string for example...of the color appropriate to the work you plan to do.
Colors have many associations. Some of your own associations about a given color will be purely personal.


Black - Absorbs negative energy, Divination, banishing, protection, binding
Blue- Truth, tranquility, protection. hope, honor, change, psychic ability
Brown - Stability, integrity, justice, sensuality, endurance, animals, concentration, grounding, material increase, eliminates indecisiveness, helps locate lost objects
Gold- The God, vitality, strength, success, action, courage, confidence
Gray - Neutralizes negative influences, vision
Dark Green - Abundance, growth, healing, prosperity, fertility, employment, luck, jealousy
Light Green - For emotional healing
Indigo- Insight, vision, change, flexibility, psychic powers
Magenta- Intuition, change, spiritual healing, vitality
Orange - Strength, success, joy, courage, pride, ambition, enthusiasm, energy, friendship, communication, opportunities
Peach - Brings gentle strength and joy
Pink - Compassion, tenderness, harmony, affection, love, romance, spiritual healing, emotional love
Purple - Spirituality, intuition, growth, self esteem, psychic ability, insight, inspiration, success in business
Red - Sexual love, lust, passion, fire, willpower, courage, energy, strength, anger
Silver- The Goddess, spiritual truth, intuition, receptivity, psychic ability, stability, balance
Turquoise- Creativity, discipline, self- knowledge, honor, idealism
Violet- Success, intuition, self- improvement, spiritual awareness
White- Clensing, peace, protection, healing, truth, divination, tranquility, purity, clarity, (white can be used in place of any other color)
Yellow - Joy, vitality, intelligence, study, study, persuasion, communication, clairvoyance


Candle magick:
You can use candle magick,for just about any magickal purpose. You need to charge your candle with your magical intent before you light it. Then, when you do light it, youre sending out your magick. See the magick rising toward the Gods. You can help send the magick upward by using a feather as a fan.
You can also use a crystal or bolline to carve your desire on the candle. (I like to carve runes in mine). You need to be specific about what you write on your candle. Remember be careful what you wish for because you might just get it. Its nice to use a crystal because the crystal itself will also put energy and infuse your candle. Pick the color of your candle also to go with what your wishing for. You can dress your candle with essential oil: Hold the candle so that one end faces you. Start applying oil to the candle from the middle and move your hand toward you, then turn the candle again starting in the middle of the candle pull the oil toward you. If you were doing a spell to get rid of something, you would coat your candle moving your hand away from you. You can load your candle with magical herbs. Hollow out a hole in the bottom of your candle, Mix the herbs with some essential oil. Concentrate on your magical intent while you work. seal the hole with melted wax and your candle is ready to go. Be sure that you use this candle in an area where you wont start a fire because the herbs can flare up quiet a bit. Its usually a good idea to place your loaded candle in a deep candle cup, sink, or bathtub to finish burning. If you have to, snuff your candle, never blow it out.

50 Ways To Use Essential Oils
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1. For good smelling towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops
of your favorite essential oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and
toss into the clothes dryer while drying. Add 5 drops essential oil
to 1/4 cup fabric softener or water and place in the center cup of
the washer.
2. Potpourri which has lost its scent can be revived by adding a few
drops of essential oil.
3. Add a few drops of oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an
air freshener.
4. Add a few drops essential oil to a pan of water and simmer on
stove or in a potpourri pot.
5. To enjoy a scented candle, place a drop or two into the hot
melted wax as the candle burns.
6. To dispel household cooking odors, add a few drops of Clove oil
to a simmering pan.
7. For tired aching muscles or arthritis aches, mix 1 part Cinnamon,
Sage and Basil oil to 4 parts Sweet Almond or other vegetable oil
and use as a massage oil.
8. Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary I Lavender oil
onto the back of your neck.
9. To blend your own massage oil, add 3-5 drops of your favorite
essential oil to 1 oz. Sweet Almond or other skin-nourishing
vegetable oil.
10. Add 10 drops of essential oil to a box of cornstarch or baking
soda, mix very well, let set for a day or two and then sprinkle over
the carpets on your home. let set for an hour or more, then vacuum.
11. To make a natural flea collar, saturate a short piece of cord or
soft rope with Pennyroyal or Tea Tree oil, roll up in a handkerchief
and tie loosely around the animal's neck.
12. Shoes can be freshened by either dropping a few drops of
Geranium essential oil directly into the shoes or by placing a
cotton ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon oil into the shoes.
Athlete's foot? Tea Tree is great!
13. Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball
and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Lemon and Pine are nice.
Rose Geranium helps with pet odors.
14. To fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a food
scent dabbed on a cotton ball into an inconspicuous corner.
15. Are mice a problem? Place several drops of Peppermint oil on a
cotton ball and place at problem locations.
16. The bathroom is easily scented by placing oil-scented cotton
balls in inconspicuous places, or sprinkle oils directly onto silk
or dried flower arrangements or wreaths.
17. Apply true Lavender oil and Tea Tree oil directly to cuts,
scrapes or scratches. 1 or 2 drops will promote healing.
18. Homemade soaps are pleasant and offer therapeutic effects when
scented with essential oils. Use soaps which contain pure essential
19. Homemade sachets are more fragrant when essential oils are
blended with the flowers and herbs.
20. An essential oil dropped onto a radiator scent ring or light
bulb will not only fill the room with a wonderful fragrance, but
will also set a mood such as calming or uplifting. (Don't put
essential oil in the socket.)
21. A few drops of your favorite oil or blend in the rinse water of
your hand washables makes for pleasant results.
22. Anise oil has been used by fishermen for years. Use a drop or
two on the fingertips before baiting up. Anise covers up the human
scent that scares the fish away.
23. Essential oils or blends make wonderful perfumes. Create your
own personal essence! Add 25 drops to 1 oz of perfume alcohol and
allow to age two weeks before using.
24. To dispel mosquitoes and other picnic pests, drop a few drops of
Citronella oil on the melted wax of a candle or place a few drops on
the Bar-B-Q hot coals.
25. 1 drop of Lemon essential oil applied directly to a wart is an
effective means of elimination. Apply the essential oil daily until
the wart is gone.
26. Rosemary promotes alertness and stimulates memory. Inhale
occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying.
27. Selling your home? Fragrance sells! Fill the kitchen area with
the aroma of spices such as Clove, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Simmer a
few drops of the essential oil of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and other spices.
Geranium oil sprinkled throughout the home creates a warm, cheerful
and inviting mood. Add Cinnamon oil to furniture polish and wipe
down the wood.
28. Add essential oils to paper mache, the result is the creation of
a lovely aromatic piece of art.
29. Infuse bookmarks and stationery with essential oils. Place drops
of oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave
overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed
30. Neck pillows, padded and decorative hangers make more memorable
gifts simply by putting a couple of drops of essential oil on them
before giving.
31. Overindulge last night? Essential oils of Juniper, Cedarwood,
Grapefruit, Lavender, Carrot, Fennel, Rosemary and Lemon help soften
the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils and use
a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
32. Essential oils of Vetivert, Cypress, Cedarwood, Frankincense ,
and Myrrh all make wonderful firewood oil. Drop approximately 2-3
drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time
for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.
33. Flies and moths dislike Lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside
of your window frames.
34. Place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Chamomile,
Lavender or Neroli on your pillow before retiring for restful sleep.
35. When moving into a new home, first use a water spray containing
your favorite essential oils and change the odorous environment to
your own. Do this for several days until it begins to feel like your
36. Ideal scents for the bedroom are Roman Chamomile, Geranium,
Lavender or Lemon.
37. 1 drop of Lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper
with a gentle buffing.
38. When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add ~ drop of
Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Tangerine or Orange essential oil
to the final rinse water.
39. For burns or scalds, drop Tea Tree oil directly on the effected
40. Place 1 drop of Peppermint oil in glass of water, sip slowly
to aid digestion and relieve upset stomach.
41. Use 1 drop of Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube to
relieve teething pain in children.
42. 6-8 drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer
and protects in winter.
43. Add I drop Geranium oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out
a radiant glow in your skin.
44. Place 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hair brush before
brushing to promote growth and thickness.
45. When the flu is going around add a few drops of Thyme to your
diffuser or simmer in a pan on the stove.
46. To bring fever down, sponge the body with cool water to which 1
drop each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender oils have been
47. The blend of lavender and Grapefruit oil is good for the office.
Lavender creates a calm tranquil atmosphere while Grapefruit
stimulates the senses and clears up stale air.
48. A blend of Geranium, Lavender and Bergamot alleviates anxiety
and depression. Use in a room diffuser or 6-8 drops of this blend in
the bath.
49. A wonderful massage blend for babies is I drop Roman Chamomile,
1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Geranium diluted in 2 Tablespoons Sweet
Almond oil.
50. 1 drop Peppermint oil diluted in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil rubbed
on the back of the neck helps to relieve headaches.

Celtic Animal Birth Signs

Date of Birth: December 24 - January 20

Animal: Stag Gaelic Name: Damh (Approximate pronunciation: Dav) Ruling
Planet: The Sun Key Words: Independence, Majesty, Integrity, Pride Gift
Quality or Ability: Sensitivity to other worlds, shape shifting, initiation,
journeying Birthstone: Crystal Compatibility: Harmonious relations with
the signs of adder and salmon. Will also relate well to the signs of seal,
otter & goose. Difficulties may be expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: January 21 - February 17

Animal: Crane Gaelic Name: Corr (Approximate pronunciation: Corr) Ruling
Planet: Uranus Key Words: Secret Knowledge, Eccentric, Patient Gift
Quality or Ability: Crane people are unusually clever people with specialized
skills and talents, with a progressive outlook on life. Sense of the evolving
spirit. Sensitivity to the other world, journeying, magick. Birthstone:
Peridot Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of bee and
swan. Will also relate well to the signs of bear, owl and cat. Difficulties may
be expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: February 18 - March 17

Animal: Seal Gaelic Name: Ron (Approximate pronunciation: Ron) Ruling
planet: Neptune Key Words: Spiritual, Loving, Super-sensitive. Gift Quality or
Ability: Seal people tend to have great compassion and are highly
adaptable folk. They are also the romantics and dreamers of life. Artistic and
emotional. Sensitivity to the other world. Shape changing and connection
with the faerie folk. Birthstone: Coral Compatibility: Harmonious relations
with the signs of otter and goose. Will also relate well to the signs of salmon,
stag, and adder. Difficulties maybe expected in relation to all other

Date of Birth: March 18 - April 14

Animal: Bear Gaelic Name: Art (Approximate pronunciation: A as in cAt, R
as in English, T as in English Chin. AiRCH) Ruling Planet: Mars Key Words:
Achieving, Primal Power, Instinct. Gift Quality or Ability: Bear people
are very connected to their ancestral roots. Filled with courage and a sense
of adventure. Extremely physical, extroverts. Protection, journeying, and
sensitivity to the other world. Birthstone: Ruby Compatibility:
Harmonious relations with the signs of cat and owl. Will also relate well to the
signs of crane, bee and swan. Difficulties may be expected in relation to all
other signs.

Date of Birth: April 15 - May 12

Animal: Adder Gaelic Name: Nathair (Approximate pronunciation: na-CHair.
N, a in cAt, T as in Chin, h - silent, air.) Ruling Planet: Moon Key Words:
Transformation, Healing, Life Energy. Gift Quality or Ability: Adder
people have a virtue of resourcefulness, that is one of their greatest
strengths. Strong interest in family. Excellent memory. Drawn to natural methods of healing. Healing, magick, shape shifting and initiation. Birth Stone:
Moonstone Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of stag and
salmon. Will also relate well to the signs of seal, otter and goose.
Difficulties may be expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: May 13 - June 9

Animal: Bee Gaelic Name: Beach (Approximate pronunciation: beh-ach. B, E
as in gEt, A as in cAt, CH as in German iCH.) Ruling Planet: Vulcan Key
Words: Organization, Community, Analytical. Gift Quality or Ability: Bee people
are very charismatic and full of new ideas. Lively spontaneity and the
ability to communicate on every level. Influential and very social. Fertility and
creativity. Birth Stone: Topaz Compatibility: Harmonious relations with
the signs of crane and swan. Will also relate well to the signs of bear, cat
and owl. Difficulties may be expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: June 10 - July 7

Animal: Otter Gaelic Name: Dobhran (Approximate pronunciation: dav-rhan.)
Ruling Planet: Jupiter Key Words: Family, Helpfulness, Intuitive. Gift
Quality or Ability: Otter people are enterprising with a wide breadth of
vision. Very optimistic with a personal magnetism. Protection, shape
shifting, and journeying. Birth Stone: Diamond Compatibility: Harmonious
relations with the signs of goose and seal. Will also relate well to the
signs of salmon, adder, and stag. Difficulties may be expected in
relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: July 8 - August 4

Animal: Cat Gaelic Name: Kati (Approximate pronunciation: ka-Chi.) Ruling
Planet: Earth Key Words: Creative, Sensual, Nobility Gift Quality or
Ability: Cat people have a strong sense of personal integrity and a firm set of
values. Loyal and trustworthy. Deep devotion to family. Affectionate.
Protection, shape shifting and sensitivity to the other world. Birth
Stone: Red Carnelian Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of owl
and bear. Will also relate well to the signs of the crane, bee, and swan.
Difficulties may be expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: August 5 - September 1

Animal: Salmon Gaelic Name: Bradan (Approximate pronunciation: bra-TAN.)
Ruling Planet: Mercury Key Words: Wisdom, Inspiration, Rejuvenation Gift
Quality or Ability: Salmon people have knowledge of the arts and science
as well as good reasoning powers. Perceptive and clever. Keen observers.
Initiation, shape shifting, connection with faerie. Birth Stone: Amethyst
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of adder and stag.
Will also relate well to the signs of otter, seal and goose. Difficulties may
be expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: September 2 - September 29

Animal: Swan Gaelic Name: Eala (Approximate pronunciation: ellah.) Ruling
Planet: Venus Key Words: Beauty, Love and Soul. Gift Quality or Ability:
Swan people are kind and gentle, adept in love and the social arts. Calm and
serene with a strong domestic sense. Connection with faerie, shape
shifting, and creativity. Birth Stone: Emerald Compatibility: Harmonious relations
with the signs of crane and bee. Will also relate well to the owl, cat and bear.
Difficulties may be expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: September 30 - October 27

Animal: Goose Gaelic Name: Geadh (Approximate pronunciation: Gia-gh.)
Ruling Planet: Moon Keywords: Veiling, Direction, Vigilance, Stamina Gift
Quality or Ability: Goose people are generous providers but also thrifty savers and investors regarding their future security. They have a sharp intellect as
well as a wit. Artistic. Protection, fertility, and creativity. Birth
Stone: Opal Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of seal and
otter. Will also relate well to the signs of adder, stag and salmon.
Difficulties may be expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: October 28 - November 24

Animal: Owl Gaelic Name: Cailleach-oidhche (Approximate pronunciation:
Kall-eeck Oheeche.) Ruling Planet: Pluto Keywords: Wisdom, Change,
Detachment. Gift Quality or Ability: Owl people have a powerful presence
and personal magnetism that can both attract and overpower sensitive people.
Highly imaginative and passionate. Initiation, sensitivity to the other
world, magick. Birth Stone: Jasper Compatibility: Harmonious relations
with the signs of cat and bear. Will also relate well to the signs of bee,
swan and crane. Difficulties may be expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: November 25 - December 22

Animal: Raven Gaelic Name: Bran (Approximate pronunciation: Bran.) Ruling
Planet: Saturn Gift Quality or Ability: Raven people have a constructive
approach to life. They will continue a struggle that would defeat most
people. They are very self-disciplined and patient. Shape shifting,
sensitivity to the other world, connection to the faerie.