Yule Correspondences

Yule Correspondences


Yule Altar in a Cup

Sage: effective purifying energies, promotes spiritual, mental, emotional and physical healing.

Rose petals: powerful energy field vibrating at a high electrical frequency.  Love at work in the world.

Rose Hips: Healing, associated with the goddess Isis, calls in good spirits.

Thyme: courage and bravery, attracts good health and good luck, associated with seeing Fairies.

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Yule Log


Winter Solstice Fire

Yule/Winter Solstice Oil

9 drops Frankincense

8 drops Myrrh

4 drops Cedarwood

3 drops Sage

4 drops of choice Orange

2 drops Balsam Fir

Mix with Almond carrier oil

Place in the center of the Flower of Life grid, place a Snowflake Obsidian crystal for the balance of dark and light at the top of the triangle, and place moji marbles at the other two points of the triangle for the balance of female/male energy.

Yule Incense

3 parts Frankincense

2 parts Sandalwood

2 parts Chamomile

1 part Ginger

½ part Sage

A few drops of Cinnamon Oil

Yule Prosperity Ornament by WitchyWords


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Virgin de Guadalupe

My friend Paloma posted a video on how to do a ceremony for Virgin de Guadalupe.  Here is what she had to say about it on her Facebook page:

“Today we celebrate a very important day in the Mexican Shamanism or Curanderismo. The day of Mother Earth, Tonanzin or Virgen de Guadalupe
Happy day to everyone… In our tradition, it is believed that today you can get rid of your challenges (problems). Also you can ask our Mother Earth (Virgen de Guadalupe) for help in anything that you need

If you want, you can also do a little ceremony. Here is the link to a video explaining how to perform a very simple but effective Ceremony to honor Mother Earth, Tonanzin or Virgen de Guadalupe”  Here is the link to her video:

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Five Ways to Honor Your Ancestors

The Cosmic Cookie Trail has led me to the following blog post today:


At this time of year I think more about my parents and other Ancestors.  It was neat to find the blog post with ideas of how to honor them.  This time of year makes me think of traditions that were passed down to me by my own parents.  I think I need to go make some popcorn and get some cranberries and do some stringing!  What speaks of family and your Ancestors to you at this time of year?

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Fire Cider

Here is another item on my To Do list today!  The nice thing about Fire Cider is you can change it and add things that you feel drawn to do so.  This is really good to have on hand as we go into the winter months.  It takes a month…from full moon to full moon to make so you may want to get it started now.  Here is my recipe:

Fire Cider

½ C fresh grated organic ginger root

1/2 C fresh grated organic horseradish root

1 medium organic onion, chopped

10 cloves of organic garlic, crushed or chopped

2 organic jalapeno peppers, chopped (if desired)

Zest and juice from 1 organic lemon

Several sprigs of fresh organic rosemary or 2 T of dried rosemary leaves

1 T organic Turmeric powder 

1/4 t organic cayenne powder

Organic apple cider vinegar

Raw local honey to taste

Prepare all of your roots, fruits, and herbs and place them in a quart sized jar. If you’ve never grated fresh horseradish, be prepared for a powerful sinus opening experience! Use a piece of natural parchment paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal, or a plastic lid if you have one. Shake well! Store in a dark, cool place for one month and remember to shake daily.

After one month, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the vinegar into a clean jar. Be sure to squeeze as much of the liquid goodness as you can from the pulp while straining. Add 1/4 cup of honey and stir until incorporated. Taste your cider and add another 1/4 cup until you reach the desired sweetness.




Herbal Ingredient Variations

These organic herbs and spices would make a wonderful addition to your Fire Cider creations.


Horseradish Root Powder


Star Anise

Schisandra Berries






Beet Root Powder

Habanero Powder

Bird’s Eye Chili Powder

Whole Chili Peppers

Orange, grapefruit, lime peels or juice

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Samhain Correspondences



Samhain Altar in a Cup

Rosemary (for remembrance of our ancestors), Mullein (abundance), mugwort (to aid in divination), calendula (to encourage emotional warmth and tolerance, compassion and the ability to truly listen to what others are saying) and a dash of Florida Water to banish negativity. I was going to include some acorns but couldn’t find my stash of them!


A cookie I ordered at Starbucks!



The Samhain plate I painted.


At Samhain, witches once gave one another acorns as gifts. During the Burning Times, giving someone an acorn was a secret means of telling that person you were a witch. Acorns are fruits of the oak, one of the most sacred trees to the ancient Celts. They are symbols of protection, fertility, growth, values, and friendship.


Ancestor Connection Anointing Oil

 You will need to make hematite gem elixir water as well as obsidian gem elixir water first.  I would suggest using the indirect method as to not harm the stones.  Put water in a glass jar and set the stone next to the water and set outside…you can charge them with either the sun or the full moon, whichever your own intuition tells you.

1 15ml amber bottle

Several hematite and snowflake obsidian chips (small stones to fit in bottle)

Hazelnut oil

10 drops cinnamon bark essential oil

10 drops clove oil

7 drops each of hematite & snowflake obsidian gem elixir water


  1. Add your stone chips to the bottle first
  2. Pour the oil into glass bottle
  3. Add drops of essential oil and the gem elixirs
  4. Cap the bottle & shake to mix everything together and label the bottle
  5. Shake before each use to mix the oils

You can now either anoint yourself with the oil or use it on any ritual tools you are using for your ritual.

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