Madonna di Fucinaia slag heaps, Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 1.78 mm

Collection & photo: Matteo Chinellato

Spangolite is a rarely occurring mineral from the mineral class of sulphates. Spangolite develops blue to emerald green, hemimorphic pyramidal or tabular to isometric crystals. Massive aggregates are also known.   

Sweet Temptation

Rexsoka Week — Day 2 — All in Good Fun

Characters (Pairings): Captain Rex, Ahsoka Tano (Rexsoka)

Era: The Clone Wars

Word Count: 1,680

It was…big. Very big.

And jiggling in a way that both fascinated and repulsed.

“How…how is that even possible?” Ahsoka asked. It gave a wobble and her stomach wobbled right along with it.

“I take it you haven’t spent a lot of time in the common mess,” Rex said from her side. Ahsoka jerked her attention around to stare at his helmeted head. His T-visor reflected that…monstrosity in all its jiggly glory.

He sounded suspiciously amused.

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Magickal Uses for Bayberry

Planetary Association: Jupiter

Elemental Association: Earth

Folklore: Settlers in the Louisiana area first used myrtle wax in the 1600s. The water from boiling the wax off of the berries was also used to treat typhoid dysentery, which was a serious problem at the time. Soap from myrtle wax was considered to be much gentler than common lye soap. In addition to washing, it was used for shaving and soap plasters.

Magickal Uses: Bayberry candles are burned to bring luck and prosperity to the household. Likewise, bayberries and bayberry leaves can be useful in money drawing spells. Try adding bayberries to a luck or fortune sachet or mojo bag. The candles themselves are high quality, long burning, and very useful in candle magic. Very powerful for hexing when combined with other hexing herbs. Casts a gloomy depression. Conversely it is also used for money and prosperity - especially collecting money that is owed. Often used as an Attraction oil for men. Burn a white candle sprinkled with bayberry bark for good fortune and money.

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Another color book pyramid. Green this time.

From top to bottom:

- A Storm of Swords - G.R.R. Martin

- Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 

- Wicked (the life and times of the wicked witch of the west) - Gregory Maguire

- The Dragons of Spring Dawning - Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis

- Inheritance - Christopher Paolini