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Traditional Sabbat Foods

Festival Meat Vegetable Breads Desserts Drinks
Samhain Pork Squash, turnip, pumpkin Rye Bread Pomegranate Cider
Yule Horned Game Potatoes, carrots Fruit and nut bread Dried fruits and nuts Mulled Wine
Imbolc Lamb Mushrooms and Rice Nut bread Figs and raisons Port wine
Eostre Fowl Asparagus, Chard Olives Hot cross buns, and spice breads Grapes Fruit Wine
Beltane Rabbit or other small game Fiddle-heads Eggbreads Berries Woodruff or Herbal Wines
Lughnasad Veal Beans, peas, tomatoes Barley Bread Peaches Beer
Lamas Beef Spinach, brocoli Whole Wheat Bread Cherries Mead
Harvest-tide Goat Corn, Root Crops Corn bread Ale

Colors and Uses/Properties

Color Properties for Candles Prperties for Robes Properties for Feathers Other Properties (General Purposes)
Yellow Power of the mind, divination, movement, air. Wednesday. The Sun, intelligence, accelerated learning, memory, logical imagination, breaking mental blocks, selling yoursrlf. An excellent color for those involved with divination. Attraction, persuasion, instills confidence, charm. Found to stimulate the intellect. Intellect, confidence, divination, communication, eloquence, travel, movement. Color of the element Air. It symbolizes the Sun, grain, and the power of thought. To American Zuni it symbolizes the North. In Polynesia, is a color of royalty and Divinity.
Gold Wealth, the God, promote winning, safety and power of the male, happiness, playful humor.
Purple Spirituality, devotion, sensitivity. Influencing people in high places, third eye, psychic ability, spiritual power, self assurance, hidden knowledge. Favored for those who work with pure Divine power (magicians. NOTE: Not in the David Copperfield sense) or those who wish to deepen their awareness of the Goddess and God. Ambition, promotes business progress, power (worldly, psychic, or magickal), causes tension, strengthens will power. Viewed as a regal color. Color of confidence that seems to emit a sense of high esteem from within. Power, healing severe disease, spirituality, meditation, religion. Was once a European symbol of royalty. Today, it symbolizes the Divine.
Blue Water, peace, healing, joy. Thursday. Good fortune, opening blocked communication, wisdom, protection, spiritual inspiration, calm, reassurance, gently moving, element of water, creativity.] Suited for healers and those who work with their psychic awareness or for attuning with the Goddess in her ocean aspect. Psychic awareness, peace, health. Healing, peace, psychism, patience, happiness. Color of the element of water. Symbolic of the ocean, sleep, twilight, and the sky. Zuni employ this color to represent the West.
Understanding, health, tranquility, protection, peace, general happiness, sharpens the power to perceive, spiritual awareness, patience.
Dark Blue Depression, moodiness, changeability, impulsiveness, unfortunate and very subdoing.
Green Prosperity, growth, faith. Friday. Earth mother, physical healing, monetary success, abundance, fertility, tree and plant magick, element of Earth, personal goals. Empowers herbalists and magickal ecologists Money, fertility, growth. Money, luck, financial success and prosperity, fertility, good crops and harvest, cooperation. A refreshing color. Will install a feeling of vitality. Honey, prosperity, employment, healing, growth. Color of element Water. Symbolic of Earth and symbolizes our planet's fertility (it's the color of chloropyll), and life itself.
Brown To increase the effect of any other color, also for use of rituals/spells with pets or natural magick. Earth. Saturday. Influence friendships, special favors. Worn by those who attune with animals as familiars, or who cast spells for them. Stability, health, grounding, home. Hesitation in all matters, uncertainty, doub, neutrality, robs energy. An earthen color, stabilizing and consistent. Animals. Represents soil, and to a lesser degree--fertility of the Earth.
White Protection, purification. Monday. Spirituality, the Goddess, peace, higher self, purity, virginity (as in woman's MIND is owned by no man), a substitute for any other color when the more specific color for the purpose is not available. Symbolizes purification and pure spirituality, and is also perfect for meditation and cleansing rituals. It is worn for full moon celebrations, or to attune with the Goddess. Purification, spirituality, hope, protection, peace, blessings of the Moon. Adds to spiritual strength, breaks curses or crossed conditions, represents faith, purity, truth, and sincerity. Color of purity, with intent. Makes one feel fresh and renewed. Protection, purification, all purposes. Symbolic of the moon, freshness, snow, cold, and potentia. Because white contains all colors, it can be utilized for every magickal purpose. Zuni employ the color to represent the East.
Silver Telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, psychometry, intuition, dreams, astral energies, female, communication, the Goddess.
Gray Peace, neutrality Cancellation, stalemate, neutrality
Black Banishing, the night, the void. Protection, repelling negativity, binding, shapeshifting. A protective hue and symbolizes night, the universe, and lack of falsehood. Not recommended Sadness and mourning, evil, loss, discord, confusion. A color that causes fear. Invokes suppression with obvious signs of withdrawl. Banishing negativity. Symbolizes outer space and the universe. Black is the absence of all colors. In some cultures, it symbolizes fertility (as in quite fruitful black earth), in others--wisdom. In our culture, it has been linked with evil, due to "religious"associations. It is NOT an evil color.
Red For strength, courage, fire, and vitality. Tuesday. Energy, strength, passion, courage, element of Fire, career goals, fast action, lust, Blood of the Moon (menstruation), vibrancy, driving force, love, survival. Worn to Sabbats, for protective rites, or when attuning to the God in his fiery solar aspect. Courage, good fortune, life. Love, sexuality, good health, strength, and physical vigor. Invokes impatience and a high anxiety level, coupled with a tremendous amount of energy. Maintaining health, strength, physical energy, sex passion, courage, protection. Widely used in defensive magick. The color of Fire. Red is associated with blood, death and birth, volcanoes, and intense emotions. The American Zuni linked this color to the South. In Polynesia, red is a sacred color associated with both the deities and with the highest social classes.
Pink Loving, friendship, relaxation. Romantic love, planetary good will, healing of emotions, pece, affection, romance, partnerships of emotional maturity, caring, nurturing. Love Overcomes evil, represents honor, love, morality, friendship, general success. Love, friendship, compassion, relaxation. Symbolic of gentle emotions and of emotional unions. It's less intense than red.
Orange A color of energy, the sun at morning. Saturday. Business goals, property goals, ambition, career goals, general success, justice, legal matters, selling, action. Worn to Sabbats, for protective rites, or when attuning to the God in his fiery solar aspect. Attraction, energy, success. Encouragement, strengthens the ability to concentrate, attraction, adaptability, stimulation. A festive color and seems to heal and soothe the body and mind. General attraction, energy. Orange is a lesser aspect than red.
Greenish yellow Jealousy and anger, sickness, quarrels, discord, cowardice
Copper Passion, money goals, professional growth, fertility in business, career maneuvers.


Stones and Their Magickal Properties

Stone Magickal/Healing Properties Characteristics
Agate The best stone for healing serpent or scorpion bites. Aids strength and courage. Compels truth, promotes good manners, happiness, intelligence, prosperity, longevity, fertility, and good health. Brownish layered, swirly.
Amber An aid to furthering ambitions, and for healing throat disease. Magnetic. Electrically alive with solidified golden light. Emits powerful amount of heat and light. Powerful healing stone with large amount of organic energy. In anchient times, ground to powder and mixed with honey or oil of roses for various physical problems. Filters gems and infections and has the power to disinfect. Worn around the neck to help fight infection and respiratory diseases. Lifts the spirits. Golden yellow stone
Amethyst Stone of Venus. Assists those to maintain faithfulness, gives wearer the gift of tongues, increases spiritual awareness, has calming and soothing influence, has ability to transmute negative into positive, very effective as a healing stone. Has ability of prophecy, and wards off drunkeness. Warmed and placed on the forehead and temples, it is good for headaches. Has the ability to draw through it the forces directed towards the body and repels vibrations which the body doesn't need, thus releasing only the energy patterns beneficial to the body. Best worn in healing near the heart center. Calming and protective, aids meditation purification, and regeneration on all levels of consciousness. Calming, grounding, a cleanser and spiritual stimulator, strengthen heart, cleanses liver of toxins, excellent for lung problems. Purple stone ranging from light to dark
Aquamarine Assists inspiration, favorable for travellers; Helps to protect against accidents. Calms nervous tension. Calming effects of the sea. Used to help banish fears and phobias. Soothing and cleansing. Powerful aid to happiness in marriage. Light blue clear stone
Adventurine Increases perception and creative insight. Stimulates opportunity and motivation. Soothes emotions, used for the heart and heatache, for acceptance of self and others, for inner peace. Green layered stone
Azurite Powerful healing stone, invokes spiritual guidance, opens psychic eye. Good for dreams and improving psychic ability.
Bloodstone A favorite for healing and strength. Soldiers of old wore it in battle, believing it had the power to stop bleeding. Stimulates flow of energy for healing blood circulation, stops hemorrhaging. Removes emotional blockages. A talisman for warding off all accidents and disease, especially suitable for men. Red stone
Carbuncle Worn to increase the feeling of self-confidence and the ability to fight through difficulties
Chrysoprase Emits steady serene flow of light. Tranquilizing. Soothes emotions, will help tranquilize many forms of neurosis, used to absorb or deflect unwanted energies. Translucent, apple green stone
Citrine Enables self-esteem. Stimulates openness and awakening of the mind. Aid to the digestive system. Helps eliminate toxins. Encourages tremendous healing on the emotional and mental levels, helps unlock subconscious fears, and serves as a natural relaxant. Pale yellow clear stone
Coral Promises a long and happy married life, protects a child from evil influences, and safeguards the teenager during the highly emotional period. Balances physical energy and relaxes tensions. Carries the creative vibration of the sea. Various colors
Cornelian (or Carnelian) Wish stone, is highly favorable to health, long life, and good fortune. Its special virtue is the fulfillment of ones wishes if the stone is worn near the heart.
Diamond A symbol of bravery and strength, and also one the emblems of innocence. An antidote against pestilence.
Emerald Helps women attract a true love, and men to attract a loving wife. Promotes creativity, stimulates perception and insight, and strengthens memory. Beneficial effect on the eyes. Also an excellent preservative against decay, arrests dysentery, and heals bites from venomous animals. Green clear stone with a hint of blue
Fluorite Considered a good luck piece. Also called a fairy gem. Manifests innermost wishes. Promotes well being; Enhances concentrationand meditation. Powerful spirit guide. Opens and softens the way for the use of other stones. Excellent used in aquariums--provides needed minerals. Charge on window sills at night. Varies in different shades of purples and greens. Identified by the bands of color seen within the stone.
Garnet Wards off inflammatory diseases, promotes healthy and cheery disposition. Balances hormones, good for depression, enhances self-esteem, alleviates bad dreams, and encourages success in business. Thought to assist in seeing into past incarnations. Will ensure consistency in friendship and love, preserve health, and is generally fortunate. Vitality and passion. Stimulates happiness, peace, balance, patience, inspiration, persistence, good for rebirthing, menstruation, and life passages, disorders, fertility, eases arthritis pain. Ranges from orange-red to pink-red
Hematite Very strong stone; absorbs negativity. Gives optimism and courage. Calming to the emotions. Worn as an amulet, it confers strength and procures favorable legal judgements. In Egypt, used to reduce ininflammation and treat hysteria. Considered to be a grounding stone. Helps maintain balance and anxiety as it allows for mental clarity, known as the "worry stone". Heavy, black metallic stone
Herkimer Balancing special variety of quartz crystal. "Diamond" works with yin/yang energies, known as the "Dream Crystal", aids in brining teachings of the dream state into conscious awareness, very highly attuned spiritually.
Jacinth (or Hyacinth) Renders the wearer extremely fascinating and strengthens the heart. Used as a cure for melancholy.(/TD>
Jade A most sacred stone and a symbol of divine revelation. Brings good fortune and health to its owner. Stimulates practicality, wisdom, and universal attunement. Thought to provide a link between the spiritual and the mundane. Most revered by the Chinese. Creamy green stone
Jasper (all) Safeguard personal independence, said to bring inspirational warnings when there is danger of unfair domination from others. Balance emotions and stress. Aid and comfort during periods of female distress. One stone worn about the neck and another around the waist.
Lapis Lazuli Prized for its prophetic virtues. Stimulates wisdom, truthfulness, and psychic experiences, healing and strengthening when worn next to the skin. Strengthens mind and body to spiritual awareness. Royal blue in color with flecks of real gold.
Melachite Called a magic stone, favorable for travelers, missionaries, and other adventurers. Used as a child's talisman to sleep soundly and protect from bad dreams. Stimulates clear vision and insight, represents hope and inner peace, believed to protect from danger. Increases abundance in all areas of life. This stone supposedly has equal amounts of negative and positive forces, thereby adding to the balance of physical and spiritual life. Used to release repressed emotions and for physical detoxing.
Moonstone Aid in bringing forth memories of past lives, carried as a good luck piece. Brings good fortune. Reflects the wearer's being and feelings. Promotes unselfishness. Opens the heart to humanitarian love and hope. Good for protection while traveling on water. Gives clarity to spiritual understanding. Good for pre-menstrual and balanxing to the reproductive system. Used to ease childbirth. Sometimes called the Queen of the Heavens Stone. Calming effect on emotions. Eases menstrual pain, alleviates many degenerative conditions of the skin, hair, eyes, and body fluids. Translucent, milky stone with color tints ranging from white-yellow to blue-gray.
Moss Agate Assists in making and keeping friends, helpful to farmers and those interested in growing plants. Moss agates considered to be most powerful. Aid in restoration of energy, used in healing, and believed to bring the wearer happiness, wealth, health, and long-life. Increases ability to ward off self-induced anger and inner bitterness. Moss green balances emotional energy. Moss red balances physical energy. Blue lace gives tranquility. Translucent stone with flecks of green or red.
Obsidian Used to sharpen both the internal and external.
Onyx Preserves against the bites of snakes and venomous insects, and assists in bringing marital happiness. When certain persons wear it, may bring on terrible shapes to a dreamer, from which the future can be devined. Will ground spiritual energy to physical plane. Deep, black color.
Opal An unlucky stone that can interfere with love and marriage unless one was born between September 23rd and November 21st. To these people, it will give second sight (clairvoyance), and prevent contagion from the air. Generally white but various colors range depending on variety. Identified by brilliant sparkling effect.
Pearls Worn as a necklace, makes the wearer chaste. Stimulates feminine qualities, used to focus attention, helps pull together mental and spiritual forces, peace of mind. A very lucky stone for those born in June.
Peridot Dispels fears, guilt, depression. Used to counteract negative emotions and healing of the spirit. Once worn as a means of gaining foresight and divine inspiration. Protection, prosperity, emotional calming, purifies, balances. Light green clear stone.
Phantom Clear powerful tool for the New Age. Used to ground and center while attuning to higher spiritual energies. In healing work, used to disperse congested energies.
Pyrite Enhances mental capacity and attracts money to the owner. Has protecting, shielding aspects for physical, mental, emotional levels. Shields from negative energy, strengthens circulatory system, clears oxygen in the blood. Also known as Fool's Gold.
Quartz Amplifies healing energy. Used to help draw out pain. Able to tap into energies of the universe. Good stone for meditation. Very potent and often worn to protect from negative vibrations. Should be cleansed regularly with sunlight or rainwater. Rudilated-rutile needles help focus attention.
Rainbow Pyrite Strengthens will. Otherwise same as pyrite described above. Stone with rainbow coloration.
Rhodochrosite Used to activate love. Attracts or keeps a loving partner. Pink stone with black highlights. Very defined.
Rose Quartz Worn or carried for love, fidelity, peace, and happy marriage. Aids intuition and emotional balance. Reduces stress and tension--cools hot tempers. Vibrations of universal love and inner serenity. Comforts heart from all wounds. Helps heal pain, enhances love, self love, positive outlook, joy, and openness. Light to medium milky pink color.
Ruby The stone of freedom, charity, dignity, and divine power. Increases vigor, renews vitality and cleanses the blood. The stone of courage. Helps banish grief for those in mourning. Generally red with orange or pink undertones
Smoky quartz Good for calming the mind. Eases depression fear, and panic. Translucent gray color
Snowflake Obsidian Teaches one the truth of oneself in relation to one's ego, depicts the contrasts of life-day and night, darkness and light, truth and error. Grounds spiritual energy to physical plane. Absorbs negativity. Black stone with lacy highlights of white.
Sodalite Alleviates fears, clears the mind. Blue with white flecks.
Tiger Eye Calms emotions, protects against external stresses. To restore physical energy and quiet emotional nature. "striped" stone with different shades of brown.
Topaz Will make melancholy vanish when worn or carried in the left hand. Calms emotions, protects against external stresses. To restore physical energy and quiet emotional nature. Protects against insomnia and depression, mood elevator, revitalizes, stimulates creative thinkin processes, eases death. Clear, gold stone (deeper color than amber).
Tourmaline Supercharged with magnetic and electric energy. Lifts fears and negative conditions. Causes the wearer to be flexible, understanding, and more objective in purpose and reason. Electric and magnetic properties. Works as protective shield, consumes negative energy without releasing into atmosphere. Has to do with visions and "seeing" with compassion, teaches to expand limited concepts of thinking, relates to aspurations for higher love, very complete stone. Varios shades of pink and green. Some stones will have both colors.
Turquoise Helps ward off danger and clears one's path of pitfalls. Protector against evil. Self-love stone. Primary holy stone for Native Americans. Vibrates calming radiations, protective, and restores healthy mental attitude. Stone of friendship. Balancing and healing. Great strength and vitality. Takes on characteristics of the wearer. It is unwise to wear a turquoise formerly worn by one who has died. Excellent for both spiritual attunement and healing of the energy centers and the physical body, valuable for grounding as well as for vision quests and astral travel, purifies all levels of being and is capable of handling strong negativity. Also used for wounds and damage to bones. Shades of blue ranging from deep sky blue to greenish Chinese turquoise.

Essential Oils and Their Uses

Oil Magickal Property
Ava Rosa To bind your enemy
Bast Sacred to the Sun Goddess. Use as a powerful good luck vibe
Bat's Blood Breaks hexes
Bewitching Amplifies will power
Black Art Use in self-defense to zap. Sacred to Lilith.
Bergemont Protection and money drawing
Cleopatra Heavy love vibration with control
Cinnamon Attracts lovers, good luck, and health
Come Inside To be visited only by great people, those who emit positive energy
Double Crossing For Revenge
Dove's Blood An ink to write commands on parchment

*Above information was gathered from the following sources:
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, Scott Cunningham
Spell Crafts, David Harrington and Scott Cunningham
Candle Lighting Encyclopedia, Tina Ketch
Charms, Spells, and Formulas, Ray Malbrough
A Victorian Grimoire, Patricia Tolesco
To Ride a Silver Broomstick, Silver Ravenwolf



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