I won an award!

Ooh exciting!  For the second time I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I’m not sure if my swelled head will fit through the doorway now!

So thank you Shah Wharton for nominating me!

Now for this you’re supposed to nominate fifteen other bloggers to receive the award but I’m going to cheat and nominate everyone who’s a member of the ROW80 writing group (excluding myself).  So if you’re a fellow ROWer, then congratulations you’ve won the Versatile Blogger Award!

Now I have to say seven things about me.  Hmmm.

1.  I’m a witch/shaman/practising occultist/astrologer/into all things mystical and magical.

2.  I did my degree in history and my dissertation was on George Armstrong Custer and The Little Bighorn.

3. I’m planning (some day) to write a book about Sitting Bull.

4. I have the loveliest husband in the world and his name is Gary.

5. My lovely hubby and I are the staff of our diabetic cat and her name is Widget.

6. My favourite band is Led Zeppelin.

7. The first book I read that I really loved was A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuinn.

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Magic Monday Again!

I have that Bangle’s song “Just another manic Monday” running through my head only I’m singing it as Magic Monday.  Today I seemed to notice that lots of people are moving house, have moved or are just about to so I thought I’d tell you about the onion spell.

You know sometimes when you move into a place and it doesn’t feel right; almost like the house itself is out of sorts, well this is a cure for that.  It’s very simple and easy and you don’t require a huge amount of expensive occult paraphenalia; just an onion, a knife and a chopping board.  Take the onion and cut it in half and then in half again so that you have four pieces of roughly the same size then put the pieces either in the four corners of the room you want to clear or the four corners of your house.  The idea is that the onion will absorb all the past negativity of your house/room.  After five days to a week you can either bury the now shrivelled onion bits in your garden or just throw them out with the rest of your rubbish and your living space will be cleansed and more positive!  How easy was that?!

Thirteen

Today is Friday the Thirteenth which is supposed to be very unlucky.  Surprisingly for someone who is chronically superstitious, it doesn’t bother me.  Probably because it is mainly a Christain superstition and I’m not Christain.  (I have nothing against Christians.)  But Friday is unlucky because it was the day Jesus was crucified and thirteen is unlucky because Jesus was betrayed by Judas who was seen as being the thirteenth disciple.

My religion is Wiccan and thirteen is actually a lucky number to us.  In the Tarot deck the thirteenth card is the Death card but this is nothing to be afraid of because what the Death card really means is transformation; the death of the old life and the beginning of a new and better one.  It often brings a pleasant change of circumstances.  And in numerology (the occult power of numbers) thirteen is linked to the number four because if you add one and three, you get four.  Four is linked to the earth and stability and the Zodiac sign of Taurus.  It is the number of work and getting things done; this can be seen as boring but it is also progressive.