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Three English witches bound to traditional practise

Electric Blue Agate Dowsing Pendulum

Electric Blue Agate Pendulum
Electric Blue Agate Pendulum

The ‘Stone of Oxygen’, this stone is fantastic to oxygenate the blood, is very useful for the being who participates in fast paced and strenuous activities, as well as being beneficial to the being needing to keep a focused and sharp mind.
This form of Agate is just like having a pure oxygen boost to the blood, it can be used during times of fast pace, when a lot of energy is being burned and the levels of oxygen are needed to be increased.

It can be said as being a ‘zest stone’ because of the surge of energy it can bring, the stimulation of the mind, body and spirit and how it helps lift the mood.
This form of Agate is also very good to help keep the mind sharp because of the boosts in oxygen; this will help during times where one needs exact focus, or focus for extended periods of time.

Also Electric Blue Agate is a stone that can help awaken those who suddenly pass out, or be kept with those who have ‘fainting episodes’ to help ease them off.
This is a stone that will help regulate the water level in the body and have a positive effect on water retention problems, as well being beneficial to lung and heart function.

Electric Blue Agate works extremely well with the Energy centre, and especially helps its keeper to speak with confidence and a sense of freedom. It is a stone that also encourages its keeper to take on a more positive attitude, helping to bring a more courageous, self motivating and hopeful personality.
Katie Jacqueline – October 2008

This  Electric Blue Agate dowsing pendulum is 35mm long and has a 10mm crystal bead. It features a silverplated Fairy charm and has a 7.8cm (7 in) silverplated curb chain. If you would like to see more photos or order, please visit our Etsy shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/249831839/crystal-pendulum-dowsing-pendulum?ref=shop_home_feat_3

Hope you enjoyed learning a little about the Electric Blue Agate and many blessings )O(

Morrigan Crow Feather Earrings

Morrigan Crow Feather Earrings
Morrigan Crow Feather Earrings
The Morrigan is always thought of first as the shape-shifter who flew over battlefields amongst the dead and dying as a crow or raven, seen to clean away the decay, as crows and ravens do. Wherever there was battle, legend has it the Morrigan would be there. But not so fast…many of us today who revere the Morrigan know a different side of her as the one who gives strength to those who must do battle in our daily lives, no matter how small or large the war. And, we may see her as the death goddess but there are many forms of death…we “die” to old habits and old ways of doing things which do not serve us any longer.

This is the representation I present in the Morrigan Crow Feather Earrings to remind us we have a strong ally in our daily battles which can and sometimes does, include small deaths of sorts as we clear away the decay of things that need shifting out of our lives.

They are 17.5cm ( 6-1/2 in) long from top of hook to bottom and feature a white Howlite sugar skull and two red Carnelian beads on each earring, giving the colours of the Morrigan. The feathers are English crow feathers, ethically sourced and no crows were harmed. They have been properly cleaned. If you would like to have these, visit https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/250255204/morrigan-crow-feather-earrings-morrigan?ref=shop_home_active_5

Many blessings )O(

Witch Bottle Necklace – Portable Protection

Portable protection!
Portable protection!

The witch bottle has been used for household protection in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, as well as much of Europe for many centuries. Many a fireplace has been dug up under to find a bottle full of protection items, including herbs, bodily fluids, rusty nails, and other things. Sometimes, the witch bottle has been found inside of walls and under the the front door of old homes. No matter where it were placed, the intention of the witch, “cunning woman” or just the average homeowner was to protect their dwelling and all who dwelt within.

That protection may or may not extend to the person when he or she had to be outside of the home….as is with today’s world. Sometimes, we just need a bit of extra protection against those who might might wish us harm, particularly those malefic witches whom enjoy casting the odd malevolent spell upon one’s life.

This witch bottle is an authentic bottle of protection; it is made with many of the traditional items of the famous Witches Bottles of old by incorporating items to ward, punish & turn back malignancy and harm.

It has Nettle for returning negativity back to sender and stopping curses. We’ve added English Hawthorn leaves as most know the Mother Hawthorn is a fierce protector, a barrier to fields…a barrier to those who might lie in wait to harm.

We’ve also added Rowan berries (3) and the bark of the English Rowan tree as it is a great protector from not-so-nice faeries and others. Many protective amulets and talismans have been made from Rowan wood and/or berries for centuries, particularly against evil witchcraft and to protect animals, barns, and homes.

A particular favourite we’ve added is an English Blackthorn spine, tied with red thread, reminiscent of grandmother’s protection charm of a bundle of or a small cross, wrapped around with red thread or yarn to be place near or above doors and windows. The Deity of the Blackthorn is the Morrigan, a fierce warrior and protector. Blackthorn has been used for protection for many ages, some of which are against fire and evil.

If you would like a portable witch bottle, just click the link below…and if you have specific needs, convo me on Etsy and we’ll conjure up just what you want!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/249772021/witch-bottle-necklace-witch-bottle?ref=shop_home_active_11

Form an Attachment: Moldavite

Moldavite 1  This Moldavite is in our Etsy Shop now (see link below)

All of our Moldavite has been ethically gathered by a friend who is a miner of these beautiful crystals in the Czech Republic. I won’t sell anything less than 100% real Moldavite. They are getting more rare all the time and it is said that mining for these stunning crystals will no longer exist within 10 years or less.

Shades of green, ranging from a yellowish hue to a brownish green are the most sought after Moldavite.

Moldavite is a member of the Tektite group of natural glasses formed from interplanetary collisions. From the Greek word tektos, meaning “molten,” Tektites are glassy mixtures of silicon dioxide, aluminium oxide and other metal oxides with an amorphous crystal structure. Unlike other Tektites from around the world which are tar black or brownish-black, translucent Moldavite colour range is varying shades green and is the only variety suitable for cutting and faceting as a gem.

Moldavite is not for everyone. As mentioned earlier, it’s a powerful crystal. Not everybody resonates with every crystal they hold, as we all know who work with them. And, if you do find you resonate with this crystal, you’ll have a friend for life and you’ll always want it with you. If you find you would like larger pieces of Moldavite in future, we will almost always have them as well as some with certification certificates.

It is believed Moldavite is a definite and powerful Chakra opener and activator, particularly resonating with the Heart, 3rd Eye, and Crown Chakras. Although its energy tends to first move to wherever it is most needed in the physical and etheric bodies, it will settle and centre in the heart. Moldavite is a great stone to work with on a personal and collective level in your healing work, practises, and meditations. Its transformative qualities, begins a process of energetic resonance throughout one’s entire being, thus raising the vibration.

It is also believed there are many benefits of this crystal, and exposure to it, including, activating the dream state when worn whilst sleeping, helping one to acclimate to the Earth plane environment if feeling not part of this world (especially in the case of Star Children), helps foster a deeper level of compassion and understanding for the human realities of the physical plane, aids in expansion of consciousness and rapid transformation in one’s life-aiding the release of those things that do not serve one’s highest path, visionary experiences, increased clarity, vibrational raising of both yourself and the Earth, energy cleansing, strengthens, aids in self discovery and enlightenment, cosmic and crystal consciousness, expansion, and even contact with inter-dimensional energies, and the list goes on… It is considered the only known gemstone of “extraterrestrial” origin (not of this Earth) and is associated with the Star card of the Tarot. But most importantly, it is a direct link to the Heart Chakra.

Some say wearing, or simply holding, a piece of Moldavite can produce many interesting and instantaneous reactions and experiences including that of heat flashes and emanating heat in general, that can not only be felt by the wearer, but those around, energy jolts, and vibrations throughout the day. It’s not a power to play with though, as since it’s vibration is so high, one not used to such exposure can find themselves feeling quite drained, as your vibrational energy quickens to catch up to match it. For this reason, it might be helpful to mentally prepare, when deciding to wear your Moldavite and you can also help to ground yourself as well by pairing it with other stones such as black tourmaline, smoky quartz, hematite, tiger eye, or whatever stone resonates grounding effects for you. Moldavite harmonises well with such stones as quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, citrine, tanzanite, larimar, sugililte, and dozens more.

We hope you find yourself a fan of Moldavite through one of ours!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/248052140/genuine-green-moldavite-a-certified?ref=shop_home_active_14

Moldavite 1 side Side view

How To Save Money With Promoting Women

We have a fab team on Etsy called Promoting Women and as Captain of the team, I beam with pride (sort of like a mum, lol) when I see a collection of their beautiful, handmade items in one place…that’s why we do treasuries on Etsy, to see several wonderful gift ideas or something for ourselves all in one go. And then, we share it with the World 🙂

Having only just made this treasury a few moments ago and thinking about how money concious we all have to be these days, I thought I’d share it my lovely blog readers…who knows? Perhaps you were looking for just the thing and find it here!

If you want to have a closer look, just visit https://www.etsy.com/uk/treasury/MzY1MzE4MDd8MjcyNTEwMjMxMw/fab-promoting-women-finds-under-15-or-20?ref=pr_treasury

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How To Make A Treasury On Etsy

It’s so simple, once you get the hang of it, you’ll probably enjoy it so much that you make several per week. If you are in one of the many promotional teams on Etsy, one of the requirements of being in the team will be making treasuries. Some teams don’t push for them as much as others. Some teams, such as the one I am Captain of, Promoting Women, does require 2 per month. Even if you are not a team member, they are still fun to make and very helpful not only to the Etsy sellers you use in the treasury, but to you, as well. Most of the time when you use another Etsy shop’s item in a treasury, he or she will reciprocate in kind.

Why do it in the first place?
1. You get your items seen in the Activity Feed on Etsy quickly.
2. Not just your team will see the treasury….as they show up in the Activity Feed, hundreds, if not thousands more, will see them.
3. Politely asking visitors, in your initial comment, to favourite every item, favourite the treasury, Pin, Tweet, and share it to Facebook will get it seen by even more people. More chances for a sale!

Anytime is a good time to make an Etsy treasury. It’s a very good tool for showcasing items around religious holidays, for graduation time, for the bridal season, for baby items, for the different seasons…a favourite colour…it doesn’t matter! Make up your own theme and start looking for your treasures!

A lot of people on Etsy have asked me how to go about making a treasury, so here we go….

We will, for example’s sake say you are in a team (we’ll use ours for the example) and you want to use baby items in your treasury. Using my latest baby orientated treasury, I’ll take you through the process with screenshots.

First, go to your team’s discussion page. On the far left side you will see underneath the team logo, links for Members, Discussion, etc. Click on “members” where you will find all present members and invited members. You may choose from any of these. All you will need are 16 shops in total. Showing where to find the team members:

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Choose a member to start with. I’ve chosen an item from Marcia’s ImagineThatBaby shop. In the screenshot, you’ll see an arrow pointing to what is a red heart in a grey box…it most likely won’t be red when you visit a shop’s item that you want to use so first click on the heart. This doesn’t add the item to a treasury, it is merely what we do when we like something…and always do when we use an item in a treasury. It’s called favouriting, or “faving” in team lingo. The screenshots can be clicked on to make them large enough to see.

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Now, when you’re on the item you’ve chosen, scroll down the page where you’ll see under the tags, just like in the next screen shot, a very small link saying “add item to treasury”.

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Click on this link, wait a moment or longer and a box will appear that will look like the screen shot below. In this box, you will name your treasury (don’t worry if you change your mind, you can edit it later) and click “save” and you now have your first item!

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Continue going from one shop to another in the group until you have chosen 16 items just as outlined above.

Easy ways to find items in shops: Most sellers provide in the left side bar, “sections” of their shops. This can prevent you from having to click through every page looking for certain items. Another thing I find helpful is the ability to “search” within a shop. Particularly if you’re doing a colour-themed treasury. See screenshot below:

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Upon your first try, you probably won’t get the drop-down of different “p” letter words..this is only because I do random searches within shops to find different coloured items. All I have to do is type the first letter and I have choices. So shall you, over time.

Your next step, after having built up your treasury to 16 fabulous items, is to go to the top of the page again, and as shown in screenshot below, hover cursor over the “You” link for the drop-down box and choose “Your Profile”, as seen in screenshot below:

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This will, as you may already know, take you to your profile page. Scroll down the page to where beside of your favourites, you will see “Treasury Lists”…you won’t see the treasury list there yet, as you’ve not edited it to go public. Click on “see more” and there will be your treasury!

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Next, have a good look at your list. Is everything in the order you would most like it to be? On the right hand side you will find a side bar of links as you see in the next screenshot. Click on “Edit”.

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You will see now where you may change your treasury name, if you like. Try to think of something catchy and fun, still pertaining to the items in the treasury. And, if you wish to switch items around, you may drop and drag items to position them where you like.

Tags (a) are VERY important to treasuries, just as they are for your individual items. If you’re doing a team treasury, it is important to use the team’s tag, if they use one. Ours is “promotingwomen” so you will see it in the list of tags. I am still learning about choosing the right and best ones for my items and treasuries, so maybe mine aren’t the best I could be using, still, if you relate to the colour theme in your treasury, use tags that also relate to the items in the treasury, depending upon the season tags such as “summer finds”, “autumn finds”, etc are good, also “summer trends”, etc…you will learn as you go what works and what does not.

Writing something nice in your comment section (b) is always good as well.

Once you are happy with what you’ve done, most importantly of all, don’t forget to make the treasury public (c)! No one will find your gorgeous handiwork if not!

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Last but certainly not least, before leaving the page, scroll down to underneath the treasury and click the big, blue SAVE button! Or, all will be lost 😦

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Many people will check their dashboard often, particularly if there are numbers above it, to see whom is liking their items. Oftentimes sellers don’t send you a convo to let you know they have included your item in one of their treasuries and you may never know! I recommend that you go the extra mile and send a convo to each seller with the link to your treasury, politely asking them to visit and fave, tweet, pin, comment…whatever you like and thank them. Not only will most of them visit and favourite your treasury but the more who do, the more likely the treasury will stay in Etsy’s activity feed longer! And then, the more likely their items will sell! *Hint: you can click on each item from within your treasury and convo from it, rather than going back to each individual shop

Some rules of etiquette (and Etsy) apply to treasury-making. One is, do not use your own shop in your own treasury. Your treasury is to help promote others, not to self-serve. I have seen some teams do this and it just isn’t nice. Your time will come and your teammates will add your items to their treasuries to promote you. What comes around, goes around 🙂 Also, no matter how much you may want to, only use one item from each shop. If you use more than one, it could appear like favouritism. I’m sure there may be more to it than those, but I didn’t write this to become bogged down in rules nor etiquette.

I hope this will help all first time treasury-makers! I’m positive you will let me know if it doesn’t 🙂 Also, I have heard the quickest way to build a treasury is with a treasury-making app on Etsy…but it only works on Chrome and I only use Firefox. Worth a look, if you’re a Chrome user! Blessed be xx

Etsy Team Keepers of Enchantment Are Having a May Day Scavenger Hunt!!

And you are invited!! Our team will be stowing away little “enchantments” in our listings for visitors to find which will be your prise for finding the icon hidden in our listings! There will be percentage off vouchers, fixed amount off vouchers, and no one voucher is the same for any of the participating shops! You can really save a lot of money by shopping with us on 1 May 2015.

You can go here for more details: http://www.keepersofenchantment.com/scavenger-hunt.html

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Our shop, Speaking of Witch Wands, will be participating and we’re giving away a really good percentage off voucher! Hope to see you there and have fun with us! )O(

Buy From Women Day is Coming 1 May 2015

Buy From Women Day is Coming Around Again!!

From Woman Owned World Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/buyfromwomen

We (UrbanGirl) are working on promoting Woman-Owned Business Day on May 1. We want to start promoting it heavily now. Please feel free to spread the word using all social media and using the hashtag ‪#‎buyfromwomen‬ During the holiday season, UrbanGirl put out several gift guides featuring woman-owned businesses on our blog, and plan to do the same for Woman-Owned Business Day and Mother’s Day. Please do the same–write a blog post, make a Pinterest board, etc. to promote other Woman-Owned businesses! More details to come, and ideas are welcome. http://www.urbangirl.com/women

Tweet #buyfromwomen all day on 1 May 2015 and help us get it trending!!

Shove Your Three-Fold Somewhere Else

Having wanted to write a blog upon same topic for some time, I find I could not have said it better, therefore, I re-blog….Enjoy, dear readers x

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I have a serious bone to pick with Wiccans, and those who won’t fess up to being Wiccans but are the first ones to jump up another witch’s belfry and give them a verbal lashing about the Three-Fold Law (that the Wiccans follow) or when called out on it, who then cop out by hiding behind “Karma”.

**Yawn**

I’m typically the first one to referee in a situation like this, when a couple or group of witch’s go at it and say, “Hey! Can’t we all just get along?” But I do see the dilemma. It’s damned nearly impossible for a group of Traditional Witches and a group of Wiccans to live in harmony. Why?

Because Traditional Witches don’t appreciate being scolded like children. Plain and simple.

It doesn’t really matter that our beliefs are different. We can agree to disagree on all that, or we can even compare notes…

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