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Azhdaya Ravenwolf
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~ Correspondences ~

Purpose ~

Rededication to the Lord and Lady, beginning of the harvest, honoring the Sun God, honoring the pregnant Godddess

Dynamics/Meaning ~

Crowning of the Sun God, death of the Oak King, assumption of the Holly King,

end the ordeal of the Green Man

Tools, Symbols & Decorations ~

The sun, oak, birch & fir branches, sun flowers, lilies, red/maize/yellow or gold flower, love amulets, seashells, summer fruits & flowers, feather/flower door wreath, sun wheel, fire, circles of stone, sun dials and swords/blades, bird feathers, Witches' ladder.

Colors ~

Blue, green, gold, yellow and red.

Customs ~

Bonfires, processions, all night vigil, singing, feasting, celebrating with others, cutting divining rods, dowsing rods & wands, herb gathering, handfastings, weddings, Druidic gathering of mistletoe in oak groves, needfires, leaping between two fires, mistletoe (without berries, use as a protection amulet), women walking naked through gardens to ensure continued fertility, enjoying the seasonal fruits & vegetables, honor the Mother's fullness, richness and abundance, put garlands of St. John’s Wort placed  over doors/ windows & a sprig in the car for protection.

Goddesses ~

Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Venus, Aphrodite, Yemaya, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, all Goddesses of love, passion, beauty and the Sea, and Pregnant,

lusty Goddesses, Green Forest Mother; Great One of the Stars, Goddess of the Wells

Gods ~

Father Sun/Sky, Oak King, Holly King, Arthur, Gods at peak power and strength.

 

Animals/Mythical Beings ~

Wren, robin, horses, cattle, satyrs, faeries, firebird, dragon, thunderbird

Gemstones ~

Lapis lazuli, diamond, tiger’s eye, all green gemstones, especially emerald and jade

Herbs ~

Anise, mugwort, chamomile, rose, wild rose, oak blossoms, lily, cinquefoil, lavender, fennel, elder, mistletoe, hemp, thyme, larkspur, nettle, wisteria, vervain ( verbena), St. John’s wort, heartsease, rue, fern, wormwood, pine,heather, yarrow, oak & holly trees

Incense/Oil ~

Heliotrope, saffron, orange, frankincense & myrrh, wisteria, cinnamon, mint, rose, lemon, lavender, sandalwood, pine

Rituals/Magicks ~

Nature spirit/fey communion, planet healing, divination, love & protection magicks. The battle between Oak King, God of the waxing year & Holly King, God of the waning year (can be a ritual play), or act out scenes from the Bard’s (an incarnation of Merlin) "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", rededication of faith, rites of inspiration.

Foods ~

Honey, fresh vegetables, lemons, oranges, summer fruits, summer squash,

pumpernickel bread, ale, carrot drinks, mead.

 

June 18, 2010 at 6:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Azhdaya Ravenwolf
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As always, please feel free to ADD to this Thread . . . Afterall, we are here to Learn & Share!  :)

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~ Azhdaya Ravenwolf 

 

May 18, 2015 at 11:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seawitch
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 http://www.seawitchartist.com/stonehengeingoldL.htm ;

Wishing us all clear skies for the longest day!:)

May 19, 2015 at 12:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Azhdaya Ravenwolf
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Thank you, Seawitch. . . Many Blessings to you, as well. 

BTW, great stuff on your Artist Page/Link . . . . Thank you for sharing, as always.   :)

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Every Teacher is a Student, every Student a Teacher ~

~ Azhdaya Ravenwolf 

 

August 5, 2015 at 10:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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