a pagan priestess

Grimoire Prompt Five - Research Correspondences You Don’t Already Know

Finally back with another grimoire prompt!
Sorry for the delay, the last couple of weeks have been pretty bad. First I got really ill, and then my wife got REALLY ill and ended up in hospital on Thursday with kidney sepsis, pyelonephritis and bilateral pneumonia. She came home today finally, so it’s been a bit of a journey. 

This entry is about correspondences! I’ve seen many grimoires with very pretty pages filled with correspondences. I don’t have that in mine, but that’s because I have been around for a while and I know the ones I use by heart. However, I decided to find an area I didn’t know so much about, and make a correspondence entry.

I settled on the planets (and the sun!)! It was a lot of fun to make this one. The last three planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are a bit difficult to find correspondences for in the classical sources because they didn’t actually know about those planets back then! 

So that is the ‘assignment’ for this prompt. Pick a correspondence theme that you know little about, some ideas are herbs, crystals, planets, colours… and write down what can be connected to each thing. 

The whole idea is to learn something new so don’t cheat! Pick something that is new to you ;) I decided to make mine on an expandable page for double the fun!

I’d love to see your results, so please share! Post the results, and show me how it goes! I’ll track the tag ‘scandi-priestess’ to keep an eye out!

The High Priestess.

Listen to your inner voice. Trust the words spoken by your heart. Focus on self awareness. Do not be mislead by a waking world. Follow your subconscious. Be mindful of your dreams and symbols that may normally go unseen. The enlightened mind is one that chooses to share knowledge, it does not use knowledge solely for self serving purposes.

Old norse words for Religion and pagansims.

GandiR = Evil magic/great or big magic.

GinA-runAR = great magic of runes/Great secret

Gudija = pagan priestess.

rAginA = descendant from the gods.

Raginaku = godlike powers, great power.

Raginaku-do = completed power.

rAginA-runAR = powerfull runes, runes of the gods.

runo-fahi = Decorated runes/ decorated runestone.

runAR = secret, riddle.

sbA = fortun telling.

uþArAbA-sbA= bad fortun telling.

asfiþr = the love of the Asar gods.

mærki = mark/symbol.

Oþin = odin

Oþinkars = the man of odin / the anger of odin

raþ = advice/ made sens of the runse.

Sulu = sun.

tiuR = Tyr.

þor = Thor.

uB-himin = up in the sky/heaven.

Wi = holy place

Wi-asfriþr = the holy love of the asar gods.

prester = preast ( a Christan One)

Dear New Witches!

Please, understand that you are valid and important. That it is OK to start small! You should, in fact. Please don’t go from “oh! I meditated once so now I’m gonna juMP RIGHT INTO SPIRIT COMPANIONSHIP AND CHANNELING!”
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Please, don’t do that. Take it slow. LEARN! Practice. Know the basics before you fling yourself at advanced stuff. I’ve had way too many people come to me on here lamenting the fact that they couldn’t handle the magick they’d called for, and the reason was always that they didn’t know what the hell they were doing when they called it. Can’t astral travel or communicate with spirits at all? Don’t get into a spirit companionship and don’t start trying to be a god phone/ God spouse. Don’t know the basics of self care and protection with channeling? Don’t invoke a primal warrior goddess known to be fond of bloodshed. Please take it easy…..

The High Priestess.

Listen to your inner voice. Trust the words spoken by your heart. Focus on self awareness. Do not be mislead by a waking world. Follow your subconscious. Be mindful of your dreams and symbols that may normally go unseen. The enlightened mind is one that chooses to share knowledge, it does not use knowledge solely for self serving purposes.

Grimoire Challenge - Prompt Two: Illustrate the Wheel of the Year

Last week I was making an entry in my Grimoire about working with a Tarot card, and challenged you all to do the same. I’m by no means done with that work, I still have a lot to learn from the Empress, but this week is a different challenge!

Being a Wiccan, my year follows the eight sabbats as well as the esbats, and I wanted to make an entry with the Wheel of the Year in my book. This is how it turned out! I have used associations that are relevant to me to depict it. If you feel like doing this challenge, feel free to borrow, or use the ones that ring true for you! There are no right or wrong ways, it’s just about illustrating your year.

It forces you to think about what the sabbats mean to you. 

For me this was also an act of worship, to create some Wiccan art for myself, and I enjoyed it so much! 

So, if you decide to jump on the Grimoire train, I’d love to see your results! 

Post the results, and show me how it goes! I’ll track the tag ‘scandi-priestess’ to keep an eye out!

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Extremelyyyyyyy Bad pics of my new Ocean priestess crown, made from woven willow dried and cut and wrapped with cotton with lace tie at back with shells and coral from helmsdale and isle of skye in the magical Scottish highlands ;-)

The High Priestess.

Listen to your inner voice. Trust the words spoken by your heart. Focus on self awareness. Do not be mislead by a waking world. Follow your subconscious. Be mindful of your dreams and symbols that may normally go unseen. The enlightened mind is one that chooses to share knowledge, it does not use knowledge solely for self serving purposes.