Pendulums: Yes, They Can Have A Good Laugh At Your Expense…

My sister-in-law and I were both heavily pregnant when we made the mistake of using a pendulum together. For those of you who are “differently gendered” or those who have not yet or will not become pregnant, trust me. There is a point in every pregnancy (when you hit that fortieth month of pregnancy) the month when you cry because you are always tired, always going to pee, cannot get off a chair or couch without assistance and cannot remember not being pregnant…ever. This is not the time to use a pendulum.

Pendulums are great for communicating, but when using one together with someone else, especially if one or more of you are pregnant, it is a good idea to have one person, only, asking the questions and holding the pendulum. If there are questions for another person, write them down before hand. It just helps to keep things from becoming confused.

This was my first pregnancy and her third, so to make a long story short we were asking about our pregnancies. How would they turn out? Would the babies be healthy? We were simply asking the usual pregnant woman type of questions, when suddenly we both started getting scared. It kept answering questions for us about a multiple birth. She had already decided to have a tubal ligation, as this would be her third and final child. We had both had sonograms and knew there was only one child, each. True, there were two babies currently gestating, but our due dates were more than two months apart. It said there would be a single birth date. We began to worry that she would have to deliver early for some health reason. However, when asked we would not deliver our babies on the same date. I knew I could not get pregnant again, because my current pregnancy was already a miracle according to my doctors as I was told I would never be able to get pregnant in the first place. We were under a lot of stress together, our father-in-law was ill and she had been in the family for so long that it was like losing her own father, again. I had twins, divination, scryingjust married into the family the previous November, and was very close to the end of my surprise pregnancy. We were both asking questions by this time trying to learn anything that would be good news. Yet, we kept hearing multiple births and one date.

To the question of a multiple birth. Yes. To the question of one of us having a stillborn baby. No. Are you SURE there is a multiple birth? Yes. Will she and I deliver on the same date? No. Multiple meaning more than one baby? Yes. Okay… is it her son and my son you are talking about? No. Okay… is she going to get pregnant again? No. Well I cannot get pregnant again. No. We were both almost in tears by this time so we just stopped asking anything for fear of what we would discover.

All it took was about thirteen months for everything to become perfectly clear. That was when I had the sonogram, which announced the expectant arrival of my twin sons, who were due to arrive 17 months after their elder brother. That was the only question we did not think to ask. Since the first pregnancy was supposed to be impossible, of course we never thought to ask about another one for me, other than me stating, “Well I cannot get pregnant, again”. To which it answered, “No” and we did not think to explore that particular, “no” and apparently, that was our mistake. Sometimes I am not the brightest witch in the coven.

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Witches’ Spell: Fight Cancer Spell

Please remember that healing spell work is to be done in conjunction with other work in curing diseases, not in place of them. Do not ignore the need to work with your oncologists and other doctors, take all medicines as prescribed, follow diet and health plans advised by your health care workers. Spell work is always, in addition to, others’ action plans.

Using a black candle for banishing, carve the name of the person you are casting the spell for into the side of the candle. Anoint the candle with an oil blend comprised of equal parts violet and honeysuckle essential oils. Anoint it in widdershins motion from top to bottom in order to send the illness away.

On a piece of parchment, draw a shape of the body that is ill in Dragon’s Blood ink and mark the placement of the cancer(s) on the body. Roll the parchment and tie it with a thin black thread, knot the thread five times.

Visualize the person for whom you are casting the spell. Light the candle and recite the following:

With help from Maiden, Mother, Crone,
I seek to make good health be known.
Bring happy days and illness end,
That this one may with loved ones spend,
More blessed days with no health strife,
Bring joyous days into his/her life.
Increase the harmony inside,
That healthiness can now abide.

Take the parchment with the markings of the diseased body and carefully light it with the flame from the candle and set it aside to burn in a cauldron or other fire safe container. As you visualize the cancer shrinking inside their body, recite the following while the parchment burns:

Inside this flame we seal the power,
Diminish cancer hour by hour,
Make cancers shrink and disappear,
Banish this illness and the fear,
With combined power win this fight,
We need to set his/her health to right.
With strength from Holy Trinity,
Now, as we will so mote it be.

Concentrate on seeing the cancer disappearing, as you watch the parchment burn out. Continue concentrating on the cancer shrinking and allow the candle to burn until you can no longer hold the image in your mind. Set the candle aside and repeat the spell daily or weekly as desired.

As always, you may choose to add layers to the spell, by including herbs such as hyssop, mandrakewormwood and folding them inside the parchment as it burns, carve sigils or a rune for health into the candle, or surround the candle with stones to bring health, such as aventurine, golden quartz, petrified wood, and sugilite. Each witch has to determine for themselves what they feel will bring the best effects from their spell.

Az: On Using Runes

runes, divinationRunes are one of the oldest forms of divination known to exist. The number of runes vary dependent upon the runic system used.

My personal favorite is called the Elder Futhark. Elder Futhark was in ancient times not just for divination, but also for the performance of magick and the creation of charms. As my origins are very similar, they work very well for me. There are 24 individual runes in the Elder Futhark system. The runes, as divining tools, were used in many different ways. You could toss them, you could draw an individual rune out to guide you through your day, or you could lay them out in a manner similar to a tarot spread to divine answers for yourself.

One particular layout that I had was for our friend Nightshade. He was leading his first gravestomp and asked me the night before it was planned to occur if I would read the runes for him. After I laid them out in the Celtic Path layout, I had no choice other than to inform him that, a good time was not in store. Being the trooper he is, he forged on nonetheless. As I understand from those who attended, not only did they never get to the correct graveyard they had been aiming for, but they also lost half the party as they got split up exiting the wrong graveyard by different roads which never converged again. Then, when some of the cars pulled to the side of the road for a conference, they had a close call with an eighteen-wheeler, which almost struck them.

When using the runes in spell work, you might be surprised at the turn of events. We were under psychic and spiritual attack by some people who did not approve of our religious choices or their daughter’s friendship with us. As a result, there was a great deal of negativity coming our way. They were even driving around our neighborhood spying to see if she was visiting us each time she left the house with her boyfriend. They had spies who were reporting our actions and hers to them. At one point, we feared that they might cost us our home as they had threatened to go to our landlord with lies about our religion.

Therefore, I put together a spell using the information I knew about them, namely the stepfather who was the instigator, the rune “Isa” and some choice Latin phrases. On a piece of parchment, I drew out the information I had on him, his name, his religion, and any other facts I knew of him, and then I covered it with the rune “Isa” drawn out in Dragons Blood Ink. I inscribed the Latin on the page and then rolled it up into a cylinder and tied it with black ribbon, to bind any energy he sent at us to my spell. Then, this whole went into a jar, which sealed tightly, then I sealed, again, with wax. The jar itself was sealed with the symbol of “Isa” which means “at a standstill, stagnant, frozen, no movement possible.”

This spell not only worked, it worked extremely well! Not only did it stop his assault upon us, but everything he tried to do to hinder us had an opposite effect due to the phrases I had chosen.

If you have had an interesting experience of your own, using runes, or have any stories you would like to share feel free to share.
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