the oak and the rose

🔥☀️ Litha for Lazy Witches ☀️🔥

Litha, also known as the Summer Solstice and Midsummer, marks the official start of summer. It’s also the longest day of the year, meaning the most amount of daylight. The sun is central in summer solstice celebrations.

Crystals: 

  • Fire opal.
  • Carnelian. 
  • Citrine. 
  • Pyrite. 
  • Sunstone. 
  • All green stones (esp. jade and emerald). 
  • Diamond. 
  • Quartz.
  • Fluorite.
  • Tiger’s eye. 
  • Pearl.

Activities: 

  • Light a candle, incense, or start a bonfire. 
  • Take a bath with gold/yellow bath bombs or corresponding herbs and flowers. 
  • Sunbathe.
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset. 
  • Meditate. 
  • Leave offerings for the Fae. 
  • Try divination using fire scrying. 
  • Create a flower crown.

Herbs/Flowers/Scents: 

  • Daisies. 
  • Marigolds. 
  • Carnations. 
  • Roses. 
  • Sunflowers. 
  • Chamomile. 
  • Parsley. 
  • Frankincense. 
  • Lemon. 
  • Lily. 
  • Hydrangea. 
  • Orchids. 
  • Sandalwood. 
  • Thyme. 
  • Sage. 
  • Peonies.
  • Mint.
  • Myrrh.

Colors: 

  • Gold.
  • Yellow.
  • Orange.
  • Red.
  • Green.
  • Blue.

Trees: 

  • Oak.

Decorations: 

  • Candles.
  • Sea shells.
  • Herbs.
  • Flowers.
  • Crystals.
  • Feathers.
  • Oak leaves.
  • Symbols of the sun.
🌻🐚June Magic Tips🐚🌻

🍄Wild Foods In Season🍄
Dandelion, daisy, elderflower, lime flowers, marsh samphire, meadowsweet, nettle, plantain, sorrel, sea beet, wild mint, wild rose flower, wild strawberry, and wood pigeon

🍓Produce In Season🍓
Artichokes, asparagus, apricots, beetroot, blueberries, black currants, broccoli, cherries, carrots, chicory, cucumbers, fennel, french beans. green beans, gooseberries, nectarines, onions, peas, rocket, radishes, runner beans, rhubarb, romaine lettuce, sorrel, spinach, strawberries, turnips, tomatoes, and watermelons

🔥June Correspondences🔥

  • The Strawberry Moon or Rose Moon is June 9th because it’s the peak of the strawberry season.
  • Oak is the symbolic tree; dog roses, ox-eyed daises, and wild orchid are the flowers; yarrow(hollaaa), fennel, and St. John’s wart are the herbs.
  • Colors associated are red, orange, gold, and yellow.

🔮Witchy Ways To Celebrate June🔮

  • Decorate your home or altart with fragrant blossoms, light candles to represent the sun, and let your crystals bathe in the sun. Be careful some crystals will fade in the sun; i.e. flourite, rose quartz, citrine, aventurine, amethyst, aquamarine, and smokey quartz are the main one’s I know of. Opal won’t fade but it can become brittle!
  • Connect with the fae by leaving offerings of milk, honey, or sweet bread. You can also spend this time with nature, fire, or sun gods!
  • Do a purification spell by creating a midsummer fire on Letha(Summer Solstice, June 21st) in a small cauldron or a campfire! Whatever floats your boat. Cast negative feelings and illness aside by throwing a pouch(or just some) herbs in the flames. Make a protective talisman of summer herbs and flowers! Oak leaves are great for protection.
  • Come together with others, either in person or online, to celebrate the longest day of the year. Try to make a connection with a friend.
  • Get out and about, find an oak or holly tree and bow in respect and thanks for all they have to offer our world and to honor them at this time of their yearly battle.
Litha - 21th of June

 Also known as Midsummer. The longest day with the shortest night, the counterpart of Yule.
Celebration of protection, luck, health, transformation, community, career and relationships.

Element: Fire
Colours: Blue, green, gold, yellow and red.
Flowers, plants and trees: Oak, honeysuckle, lavender, elder, hemp, mugwort, rose, larkspur, vervain, mistletoe, wisteria,  St. John’s wort, violets, rue, fern, holly, pine tree, heather, yarrow, sunflower.
Food, drinks & herbs: Anise, camomile, honey, vegetables, lemons, oranges, carrots, fruit juices, sunflowerseeds, cheese, dairy products, sea food, beef.
Associations: Sun, fire, feathers, sea shells.
Crystals: Lapis lazuli, diamants, tiger’s eye, jade, emerald.
Animals: Horses, butterflies, caterpillars, seacreatures, wren, robin, cattle, bees, snakes.
Activities: Bonfires, drying herbs, spells for love, growth, luck, health and protection.

Happy Litha everyone !

⭐️🌿Sacred herbs of the Goddesses🌿⭐️

Originally posted by appalachianjamwich

Aphrodite:  Olive, cinnamon ,daisy ,cypress ,quince ,orris (iris), apple, myrtle.

Aradia: Rue, vervain

Artemis: Silver fir, amaranth, cypress, cedar, hazel, myrtle, willow, daisy, mugwort, date palm

Astarte: Alder, pine, cypress, myrtle, juniper

Athena: Olive, apple

Bast: Catnip, vervain

Bellona: Belladonna

Brigid: Blackberry

Cailleach: Wheat

Cardea: Hawthorn, bean, arbutus

Ceres: Willow, wheat, bay, pomegranate, poppy, leek, narcissus

Cybele: Oak, myrrh, pine

Demeter: Wheat, barley, pennyroyal, myrrh, rose, pomegranate, bean, poppy, all cultivated crops

Diana: Birch, willow, acacia, wormwood, dittany, hazel, beech, fir, apple, mugwort, plane, mulberry, rue

Druantia: Fir

Freya: Cowslip, daisy, primrose, maidenhair, myrrh, strawberry, mistletoe

Hathor: Myrtle, sycamore, grape, mandrake, coriander, rose

Hecate: Willow, henbane, aconite, yew, mandrake, cyclamen, mint, cypress, date palm, sesame, dandelion, garlic, oak, onion

Hekat: Cypress

Hera: Apple, willow, iris, pomegranate, myrrh

Hina: Bamboo

Hulda: Flax, rose, hellebore, elder

Irene: Olive

Iris: Wormwood, iris

Ishtar: Acacia, juniper, all grains

Isis: Fig, heather, wheat, wormwood, barley, myrrh, rose, palm, lotus, per sea, onion, iris, vervain

Juno: Lily, crocus, asphodel, quince, pomegranate, vervain, iris, lettuce, fig, mint

Kerridwen: Vervain, acorns

Minerva: Olive, mulberry, thistle

Nefer-tum: Lotus

Nepthys: Myrrh, lily

Nuit: Sycamore

Olwen: Apple

Persephone: Parsley, narcissus, willow, pomegranate

Rhea: Myrrh, oak

Rowen: Clover, rowen

Venus: Cinnamon, daisy, elder, heather, anemone, apple, poppy, violet, marjoram, maidenhair fern, carnation, aster, vervain, myrtle, orchid, cedar, lily, mistletoe, pine, quince

Vesta: Oak 

plant magic: sigil charging

Hang paper sigils from houseplants or yard plants in order to charge them. Ask the plant to charge, tend, and promote your sigil. Remove when you are done. Choose which house plant to hang your sigil from based on common associations:

divination: dandelion, orange, pomegranate
exorcism: basil, clover, garlic, juniper, lilac, mint, onion, rosemary, rue, yarrow
friendship: lemon, sweet pea
happiness: catnip, lavender, marjoram, morning glory
healing: apple, bay leaf, blackberry, carnation, eucalyptus, fennel, garlic, hemp, ivy, lime, mint, nettle, oak, onion, peppermint, pine, potato, rose, rosemary, rue, spearmint, thyme, violet
hexes, to break: chili pepper, hyssop, rue, thistle, yarrow
love: apple, apricot, basil, catnip, chamomile, cherry, chili pepper, clover, daffodil, daisy, dill, elm, geranium, hemp, lavender, lemon, lemon balm, lime, maple, orange, orchid, pea, peppermint, peach, pear, plum, raspberry, rose, rosemary, rue, spearmint, thyme, tulip, violet, yarrow
luck: bamboo, cabbage, daffodil, oak, orange, rose, violet
money, prosperity: almond, basil, blackberry, chamomile, clover, dill, fern, grape, jasmine, maple, mint, moss, oak, oats, onion, orange, pea, pine, rice, tea
peace: lavender, morning glory, olive, violet
protection: aloe, anise, bamboo, basil, bay, bean, birch, blackberry, blueberry, cactus, carnation, cedar, clover, cypress, dill, elder, eucalyptus, fern, garlic, gourd, hyssop, ivy, juniper, lavender, leek, lettuce, lilac, lime, mint, oak, olive, onion, parsley, pepper, pine, plum, rose, rosemary, sage, tulip, violet
psychic powers: bay leaf, grass, lemongrass, peppermint, rose, thyme, yarrow
sleep: chamomile, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, thyme
wishes: bamboo, dandelion, pomegranate, sage, violet, walnut

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“On a night like this, a man might believe anything’s possible.”

🌞Litha🌞

Originally posted by ilsilenziodellasuatristezza

(June 21)

During this time the powers of nature reach their highest point. In the past, bonfires were leapt to encourage fertility, purification, health, and love. The fire represents the sun, feted on this time of the longest daylight hours.

Midsummer is a classic time for magic of all types. 

Litha Ritual by Scott Cunningham.

Before the rite, make up a small cloth pouch filled with herbs such as lavender, chamomile, St.Johns’s wort, vervain, or any or the Midsummer herbs (I’ll list them below). Mentally pour all your problems, troubles, pain, sorrows and illnesses, if any, into this petition as you construct it. Tie it shut with a red string. Place this on the altar (if you have an altar). For rites outside, light a fire- however small- and drop the pouch into this. Make sure you’re safely handling the fire. 

Arrange the altar and begin the rite. Chant:

I celebrate the noon of summer with mystic rites.

O great Goddess and God,

all nature vibrates with your energies

and the earth is bathed with warmth and life.

Now is the time of forgetting past cares and banes;

now is the time for purification.

O fiery sun, burn away the unuseful, the hurtful, 

the bane, in your omnipotent power.

Purify me! Purify me! Purify me!

Take up the herbal petition and light it with a red candle, when it is burning drop it into the cauldron or a heat-proof container and say:

I banish you by the powers of the Goddess and God!

I banish you by the powers of the sun, moon, and stars!

I banish you by the powers of earth, air, fire, and water!

Pause, seeing the hurts and pains burning into nothingness. Then say:

O gracious Goddess, O gracious God,

on this night of Midsummer magic

I pray that you charge my life with wonder and joy.

Help me in attuning with

the energies adrift on the enchanted night air.

I give thanks.

Reflect upon the purification you have undergone. Feel the powers of nature flowing through you, washing you clean with divine energy. 

Midsummer Lore

Midsummer is practically the classic time to perform magics of all kinds. Healings, love magic, and protection are especially suitable. Herbs can be dried over the ritual fire if you’re celebrating outdoors. Fresh fruits are standard fare for Midsummer. 

Herbs

Mugwort, vervain, chamomile, rose, lily, oak, lavender, ivy, yarrow, fern, elder, wild thyme, daisy, and carnation.

Crystals

Amber, Tiger’s eye, Jade, Emerald

Deities

Aine, Freya, Flora, Lugh, Greenman, Oak King, Bast, Brigid, Hathor.

Incense

Sage, cedar, frankincense, lemon, pine, rose, and lavender.

Colors

Gold, red, orange, yellow, and green.

Happy Litha!

Herbs/Food/Plants by Purpose

Banishing: Basil, Betel Nut, Black Pepper, Black Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Cactus, Cloves, Dragon’s Blood, Elder, Garlic, Heliotrope, Horehound, Juniper, Morning Glory, Mullein, Mugwort, Oleander, Onion, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sea Salt, St. John’s Wort, Thyme, Tobacco, Vinegar, Wood Betony, Yarrow Flower

Beauty: Avocado, Beet, Catnip, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Flax, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Henna, Lady’s Mantle, Lemon, Lilac, Lucky Hand (Orchid Root), Magnolia, Maidenhair, Myrtle, Orange, Orange Blossom (Neroli), Orchid, Pea, Prune, Rose, Sunflower, Violet, Yerba Santa

Binding: Agrimony, Calamus, Crowfoot, Hydrangea, Ivy, Knotweed, Morning Glory, Skullcap, Snapdragon, Solomon’s Seal, Spiderwort, Vinegar, Witch Hazel

Cleansing/Purification: Angelica, Anise Seeds, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Cedar, Coconut, Dragon’s Blood, Fennel, Fern, Frankincense, Garlic, Ginger, Grapefruit, Guava, Honey, Horehound, Horseradish, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena (Vervain), Lime, Marjoram, Melon, Mesquite, Parsley, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Sea Salt, Solomon’s Seal Root, Tangerine, Thyme, Turmeric, Vinegar, Yucca

Keep reading

List of incenses correspondences, by use

Anointing: frankincense, jasmine, lavender, rose, vervain, orange
Balance: cypress, jasmine, sandalwood, sweetgrass
Banishing/Releasing: clove, cypress, mugwort, sage, lemon/lime
Binding: cypress, dragon’s blood, rowan, vertivert
Blessing: copal, frankincense, rosemary, sweetgrass
Changes: bayberry, dragon’s blood, lilac, patchouli, woodruff
Cleansing: cedar, frankincense, pine, sage, sandal
Courage: cinnamon, dragon’s blood, patchouli, rosemary
Creativity: dragon’s blood, lavender, orange, rosemary, savory, tangerine
Cursing: bayberry, close, dragon’s blood, myrrh
Divination: bay, copal, lilac, mugwort, myrrh, sage
Goals: acacia, bay, cedar, cinnamon, dragon’s blood, orange, sandalwood
Happiness/Peace: jasmine, lavender, orange, rose, vervain, sandalwood
Inspiration/Wisdom: acacia, copal, frankincense, oak moss, pine, sage
Love: cinquefoil, jasmine, lavender, mugwort, orange, rose
Luck: bay, bayberry, jasmine, patchouli, sandalwood, violet
Meditation: acacia, copal, cypress, cedar, frankincense, jasmine, sage
Power/Strength: dragon’s blood, frankincense, patchouli, verbena
Protection/Defense: bayberry, dragon’s blood, rosemary, woodruff
Visions: basil, bay, copal, frankincense, mugwort, sage
Willpower: bay, cedar, patchouli, rosemary, sage, woodruff


(source: Grimoire for the Green Witch - Ann Moura, 2003)

Hovi’s Home in New York City, in preparation for tonight’s Town Hall event “Time and Punishment,” organized in conjunction with his docuseries on Kalief Browder. 

He was photographed arriving at his home in TriBeCa last night. The GOAT wore a Fair Folks & A Goat sweatshirt and an Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak Tourbillon Concept” in rose gold, featuring an alligator leather strap ($330,000).

ACOMAF Reread

I honestly don’t know how I hadn’t seen how abusive Tamlin and Feyre’s relationship was before. Like, listen to this, “I clutched the arms of my chair, a small seat of oak beside his giant throne of carved roses.”

Just that line alone suggests that Tamlin is a condescending a-hole. 

P.S. I hate Ianthe

Planetary Botanical Blends ☆

These botanical blends can be burned or added to spells and sachets to represent the different planetary energies.

[☾] Moon - cabbage, chamomile, clary sage, datura*, evening primrose, honeysuckle, hydrangea, iris, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lotus, mallow, moonflower, moonwort, morning glory, mugwort*, myrtle, orris root, sandalwood, sweet pea*, violet, watercress, water hyacinth, water lily, white rose, wild lettuce, willow, wintergreen

[⊙] Sun - bergamot, buttercup*, calamus, calendula, cedar, celandine, centaury, chamomile, cinnamon, citronella, frankincense, heliotrope, hibiscus, hops, laurel*, mandarin, marigold, orange, peony, poppy*, rosemary, rue, saffron, st. john’s wort, sunflower, walnut

[☿] Mercury - almond, bladderwrack, caraway, cassia, celery, clary sage, clover, eucalyptus, fennel, fenugreek, heather, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, lily, mandrake*, marjoram, mint (peppermint, spearmint), narcissus, parsley, poinsettia, sandalwood, sweet pea*, valerian*, vervain, wintergreen, wormwood*

[♀] Venus - apple, apricot, bergamot, black cherry, cashew, coconut, daffodil*, daisy, damiana*, geranium, goldenrod, hibiscus, honeysuckle, larkspur*, jasmine, lavender, lemon verbena, lilac, passion flower*, peach, plantain, primrose, raspberry, rose, spearmint, strawberry, tansy, thyme, tonka bean, vanilla, violet, yarrow, ylang ylang

[♂] Mars - acacia, allspice, basil, black pepper, calamus, cardamom, cassava*, catnip, cayenne, chili pepper, chives, coriander, cumin, dragon’s blood, garlic, ginger, hawthorn, hyacinth*, mistletoe*, mugwort*, nettle, onion, patchouli, pennyroyal, rue, tarragon, thistle, thyme, turmeric, wormwood*, yohimbe

[♃] Jupiter - anise, bayberry, bergamot, blessed thistle, carnation, catnip, chamomile, cinquefoil, clove, clover, corn, crampbark, echinacea, eyebright, grapefruit, hops, hydrangea, hyssop, licorice, mint, milk thistle, nutmeg, oak, rose hips, saffron, sage, stevia, tulip, valerian*

[♄] Saturn - black cherry, black poppy seeds, bluebell, comfrey, cypress, daffodil*, datura*, elm, foxglove*, garlic, grapefruit, hemlock*, hemp*, holly, mandrake*, mullein, myrrh, nightshade*, patchouli, plum, rosemary, skullcap*, snowdrop, thyme, tobacco*, valerian*, vetiver, winter rose, wolfsbane (aconite, monkshood)*, wintergreen, witch hazel, yew*

[♅] Uranus - bryony, calamus, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, coffee, eucalyptus, fennel, ginger, guarana*, kava kava, lime, nutmeg, orange blossom, pansy, pokeweed*, sage, solomon’s seal, valerian*, wintergreen

[♆] Neptune - datura*, hemp*, honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon balm, lobelia*, lotus, melon, morning glory, mugwort*, myrrh, orange blossom, peach, pine, poppy*, skullcap*, water lily, wild lettuce, willow, wisteria 

[♇] Pluto - acacia, anise, barley, basil, black pansy, chrysanthemum, columbine*, cypress, damiana*, dogwood, dragon’s blood, eucalyptus, fern, foxglove*, galangal root, hops, larkspur*, mullein, oats, pansy, passion flower*, pomegranate, psilocybin*, saw palmetto, silverweed, skullcap*, strawberry, valerian*, wheat, yohimbe 

* = potentially toxic 

last edited: 6-17-2017

compiled from my personal grimoire