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Crystal Herbalism - Court of Faeries (Crystal Kit)

Enter the Unseelie & Seelie Fae Courts through these stones. A mystical combination that illuminates the fae world.

  • Preseli Bluestone: awakens our past lives, strong protection, and roots you to ancient Celtic magick. 
  • Lodestone: access portals to the past, used to anchor you to the moment while you travel throughout time, and heals your energetic field. 

  • Moonstone: a key to dream travel, opens third eye and crown, provided clarity to visions, and gives you the magick sight to see the unseen. 

Access the hidden realms within your mind and other worlds. A powerful Celtic faerie energy, these stones allow you to experience the magick within and around you.

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The Thalmor are terrifying, and here’s why

Skyrim players are familiar with the Aldmeri Dominion and its Thalmor agents, but what exactly are their goals? Why did they start the Great War? Doesn’t the worship of Talos seem rather trivial? The White-Gold Concordat was more than just the banning of a religion, or even a power-grab.

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Crystal Herbalism- Lavender

Lavender has been used for more than 2,500 years, as part of the mint family.

In Medieval and Renaissance Europe, lavender was sprinkled around the castles and homes to ward off disease and bring protection. It was sown into clothing and wrapped around wrists during the plague to provide good health and purity.

Physical: heals headaches, sedative, antidepressant, calms the mind, strengthen immune system, and eases motion sickness.

Metaphysical: lucid dreams, psychic awareness, strengthen intuition, brings clarity to visions, connects to the spirit realm.

Western Europe and the British isles used lavender during the midsummer to connect with the Fae folk and nature spirits.

When casting a circle sprinkle lavender around you to bring only good energy in and protecting you from negativity. It will balance your inner magic.

Calming Tea

½ tsp Spearmint

½ tsp Peppermint

½ tsp Lavender

Pinch of Vanilla

Drink this tea and mediate with a lavender amethyst (fairy amethyst) to connect with the ancient energies of lavender and the nature spirits.

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A follower and anniversary special featuring in order:

Front row:
askskypethepony (Main universe marefriend)
ask-twilights-library (Twilight Sparkle and Aries Bolt)
ask-amorarose (2nd universe marefriend)
ask-jamison-and-jamie-braveheart (Jamie, 4th universe marefriend)
ask-shiver-snow

2nd row:
ask-nekoheart
Lord Helios
isle-of-forgotten-dreams
lovestruck-derpy
ask-dizzylollipop
pj-nsfw (Juicy Cherry)
ask-glitter-crystal
goaskcam

3rd row:
ask-swedish-pony
ask-sweden-pony
ask-usa-pony
canada-pony

Banner holders:
ask-jamison-and-jamie-braveheart (James)
therealsibsy

And finally the 3rd universe Star Singer!

It had been an awesome year and I’d like to thank you all for following me!
You guys are awesome! *Happily smiles*

Let’s aim for more followers and hope for a awesome year as well, shall we?

Crystal Quartz Magical Uses Part 2 

A quartz crystal point carried or worn increases psychism. Placed beneath the pillow it offers psychic impulses in the form of dreams, which are the language of the deep conscious mind. It also ensures peaceful sleep. 

Tumbled and polished quartz crystal stones are inscribed or painted with runes and used as divination stones, and divinatory objects such as tarot cards are often stored with quartz. 

Once known as “star stones” in early Britain, they were used in folk magic. Here’s an old example: gather nine quartz pebbles from a stream. Boil them in a quart of water from the same stream. Allow the liquid to cool naturally. Drink a small amount of this liquid each morning for nine days to help cure illness. 

A similar technique involves placing a quartz crystal in a clear class of fresh spring water. Let the glass sit in the Sun for a day, then drink the water to subtly improve you health. 

Quartz crystal is also worn to relieve headache, and a small crystal is placed against the gum to give relief from toothache until dental treatment is obtained. It is also held in the hand to reduce fevers. 

Throughout the British Isles, crystal spheres of an inch in diameter were mounted in silver and worn as amulets against illness. In shamanic healing sessions, as well as home treatments, crystals are rubbed on to the afflicted part of the body to remove disease. When the session is over, the crystal is cleansed before reusing.

The crystal can be placed on a painful part of the body and left there to re-balance bodily conditions and to remove blockages of energies, which may result in illness.

Though expensive, cups made of quartz crystal were considered the finest for drinking herbal medicines, and a small quartz crystal or tumbled stone can be safely to any infusion or tincture to increase its effectiveness.

Throughout the world, crystal was considered a “milk” stone. It was either placed on babies or worn by their mothers to increase lactation and to ensure their babies’ assimilation of this basic food.

(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic) 

New gene new headcanon!

Spines developed separately in basically every flight at least once. It’s after all a good defensive measure, especially for small dragons like Faes or Spirals. 

Some flight’s spines however have special adaptions. 

Plague are often poisonous.

Nature spines excrete pheromones that make the dragon especially alluring.

Light spines are often almost crystalline in structure, allowing the dragons to use them either as a distraction in battle or as a mating signal. After all, now they can literally project rainbows.

Lightning spines tend to be larger and work as little lightning rods (naturally).

Shadow spines are poisonous, similarly to Plague ones, but Shadow poison tends to be hallucinogenic. Allegedly young dragons have taken to licking the spines of sleeping Shadow Guardians. 

Fire spines are often hot to the touch because they allow a dragon to beter regulated body heat. In Ice the effect is similar but instead of getting rid of excess body heat, Ice dragons use the spines (often in a dark color) to collect sun rays and thus extra heat.

Water and Wind spines are often elongated if compared to other flights because the spines allow them better stability in flight or in dangerous currents. 

Earth spines help a dragon borrow into the soil, almost like saw teeth. 

Arcane spines often appear to be made from the same crystals as the Starfall Isles and often conduct magical energies especially efficient. 

THE HANS REDEMPTION: HOW IT CAN BE ACHIEVED

(I was going to write this as a fanfic but was too busy so I went ahead and did an essay instead)

Okay. So fans are pretty much polarized about Hans and what to do about him in Frozen 2. On one side, people want him to redeem himself. On the other side, people insist he’s a sociopath and could never be redeemed.  I’m on the side of him being able to redeem himself (and become Elsa’s love interest) and this can actually be achieved by using details from the first Frozen movie and the original Snow Queen story itself.

Argument: Hans is a sociopath. Sociopaths never change.
Counter: But what if Hans wasn’t a sociopath to begin with? What if something happened to him in childhood…let’s say, an ice in his heart? Literally a frozen heart? (Cue “Beware the Frozen Heart” song)

To those familiar with the Snow Queen story, the male protagonist, Kai becomes cruel after pieces of a troll’s magic mirror (which has the power to distort people, turning good into bad) gets inside his eyes, with one of the pieces piercing his heart. Note that this has been used by ‘Frozen’ before, in the scene where Grandpa troll says “You’re lucky it wasn’t her heart. The heart is not so easily changed.” It was also of course, used in the scene wherein Elsa accidentally pierces Anna’s heart with ice. This can be used as basis for Hans’ own transformation from a timid, kindhearted boy, to a sociopath.

Possible backstory:
When Elsa was born, the Southern Isles royals paid a private visit to send their congratulations. Hans, no more than a toddler, is lifted up by his father to take a peak in Elsa’s crib, only to be struck by the baby’s ice powers. Just like Anna in Frozen, he falls unconscious, his hair turning white. The king and queen of the Southern Isles accuse Elsa’s parents of sorcery, and demand their youngest son be made well lest there be war. The king hastilty reads through his old library and together with the Southern Isles King and a dying Hans, heads towards the trolls (this could have been why the trolls already knew the Arendelle King). Pabbie examines Hans and determines that ice has pierced his heart, and the only way to keep the boy alive is to expose him to the powers of the fire crystal (this was one tiny detail in Frozen which stuck to me for some reason, with that little troll bragging to Kristoff that he/she earned his/her fire crystal). The troll warns though that while Hans will live, his heart will be changed forever. Later, the royals of the two kingdoms come to an agreement: the King and Queen of the Southern Isles will never speak of the incident so long as the King and Queen of Arendelle will send constant supplies of the fire crystal whenever Hans needs them. Since the incident is supposed to be kept secret, the Arendelle King & Queen make sure to deliver the crystals themselves, and it is during one of these voyages that they lose their lives out at sea.

Why does Hans want to take over Arendelle?
Aside from his explanation of bullying brothers and being 13th in line for the throne, remember that in this scenario, his heart is changed, and his cruelty could make him capable of anything. Perhaps he set his sights on Arendelle, knowing that it’s the source of the fire crystals, which keeps him alive (shipment of the crystals of course stopped with the deaths of the king and queen of Arendelle). Maybe aside from ruling his own kingdom, he also did what he did in Frozen to save his own life, even at the expense of others.

How come Anna didn’t become evil? She was struck with ice in her heart too!
Anna didn’t live as long as Hans did with ice in the heart. In this scenario, Hans has lived with a frozen heart for most of his life, which is more than enough time to alter his personality.

Now, on to the main part of this essay: How Frozen 2 should happen and how Hans can be redeemed: GET READY FOR A LONG READ!

After a long day of cleaning horse manure (Frozen Fever), Hans goes to the throne room to report privately to his eldest brother the King (who took over after their parents’ deaths). Suddenly, Hans is wracked by horrendous pain in his chest. To the King’s shock, Hans’ hair begins to turn white.

The King quickly takes Hans to his room and searches through a secret compartment in Hans’ dresser and takes out the last of his fire crystal (aside from their late parents, Hans’ brother is the only other person in the family who witnessed the incident. This is important). He pressed it to Hans’ heart, and Hans’ hair goes back to normal. However, a streak of white remains: something which has never happened before.

Then, Hans and the King realize the crystal’s red glow is weakening. Its powers are fading away.

Hans needs the fire crystal. Without it, he will die. And the only place that harbors these rare, magical crystals is Arendelle.

But Hans failed to take over that kingdom before. And Queen Elsa will never allow him to set foot on Arendelle. How is he to gain the crystals now?

The King has a plan. He tells Hans to go to Arendelle and demand the Queen for fire crystals. Hans refuses. Queen Elsa will never agree, especially since he has attempted to kill her before. The King then tells Hans to tell her the truth…for surely, she will have no choice but to give in.

Hans returns to Arendelle in chains so as not to pose a threat. Together with a Southern Isle royal emissary, he seeks and receives an audience with Queen Elsa and reveals the truth: that it was HER who caused all the misfortune from before. He tells her of how she, as a baby, froze his heart, about the trolls, and how her departed parents have to travel to the Southern Isles year after year to deliver fire crystals to keep him alive.

Elsa is in disbelief. She wouldn’t have believed him, if not for the tell tale streak of white on his hair, which was slowly, before her eyes, taking over his fiery red mane. And so, however reluctant, Elsa agrees to take Hans to the trolls on the condition that he is to leave immediately upon receiving a fire crystal. Hans agrees as well, on the condition that Arendelle must now constantly send fire crystals to the Southern Isles, just as Elsa’s parents have done.

When Anna and Kristoff learn of Elsa’s quest to take Hans to the trolls, they try to stop her. But after hearing of her meeting with Hans and the truths that have been revealed, they decide to accompany her to keep her safe.

The journey to the trolls is not easy. Hans is a difficult man to get along with, and he often butts heads with Kristoff and Anna. Elsa on the other hand is more sympathetic, and genuinely sorry for what she unwittingly did as a baby. She would do all she can to make a weakening Hans comfortable…a fact that did not escape Hans’ eyes.

Arriving at the trolls’ oasis, Grand Pabbie is surprised that the fire crystal ran out of power so quickly. One crystal should have been enough to let Hans live for years, and yet the king and queen of Arendelle had had to send a yearly supply.

Deducing that they may need a crystal of greater power, the Grand Pabbie tells them to journey further into the mountains, and into the mouth of a dormant volcano, where they can find the source of the crystal. He also warns Elsa that the closer she gets to the volcano, the more her powers will weaken…just as the fire crystal stops the ice from taking over Hans’ heart.

The long journey ahead inexplicably brings Hans and Elsa closer, which worries Anna and Kristoff. Anna pulls Elsa aside and warns her. Elsa assures Anna that she is only sympathetic towards Hans, but deep down she isn’t sure.

When they arrive at the volcano, things become increasingly difficult. Elsa could no longer use her powers to make traveling easier, so they have to scale the volcano on foot. But the closer they get to the mouth, the more Elsa weakens at the close proximity of the fire crystals. She was so weak, that she lost her balance and fell. Where it not for Hans’ lightning quick reflexes, she would have died.

Finally arriving at their destination, Hans quickly makes his way to the large collection of crystals. But before he could even touch it, his brother, the King, comes out of nowhere and reveals his power to control fire. Thanks to Hans, the King now has the source of unlimited power, and could now take over the world.

Hans then realizes why the fire crystals quickly ran out of power all those years. His brother has been siphoning them in secret, using his fire powers to wage war and gain more lands surrounding the Southern Isles.

A battle ensues. Elsa does the best she can, but the influence of the fire crystals is so strong, her powers are not strong enough against the King’s. Seeing this, Hans, at the risk of his own life, runs to the fire crystals and begins destroying them.

The King of the Southern Isles tries to strike Hans with fire but a shield of ice blocks his way. Elsa is gaining back her powers. While holding the King back, Elsa begs for Hans to stop. Without the fire crystals, he will die. But Hans insists it’s the only way.

Before Elsa could stop him, Hans breaks the crystals, and all its fire power diminishes. The King drops to the ground, powerless now. Elsa keeps him imprisoned in ice and rushes to Hans, who slowly begins to freeze.

Elsa cries and asks Hans why he did what he did. With an icy breath, Hans tells Elsa he couldn’t let her die, and that he has fallen in love with her.

The moment those words escapes his lips, Hans’ heart beats as it has never before, and slowly, the ice in his heart melted and he becomes normal again. He has made the ultimate expression of love, and healed himself in the process.

(cue the Happily Ever after disney endings, maybe a wedding, maybe a bit more complex like Hans saying goodbye so he can fix his brother’s undoing before coming back, etc)

So there you have it. It’s entirely possible to turn things around for Hans, and according to Hans’ voice actor Santino, the writers have been talking about redeeming Hans in the sequel.

This essay is only one of a million other ways to turn Hans from bad guy to good guy. If the Hans Redemption does happen, Hans won’t be the first Disney villain to turn from bad to good (Iago and Goob to name a few).

gwendy85 

I just read this in the helsa tag!