Magical Name

When people enter the Wicca Religion or the pagan world of witchcraft, it is like starting your life anew. Many do so by choosing a magical name that reflects their personality or feelings. A magical name is unique to the practitioner, and there are several ways to find yours. When you find the right name, you’ll keep it for a long time. Some witches have two magical names — one which they use in public and one which is known only to the gods and members of the person’s coven. Some covens also have their own methods for this.

A popular method of finding a magical name is to choose one that corresponds with your birth number using numerology. To find your birth number, begin by adding the digits of your birth date.

For example:
A birth-date of  July 5th 1990 would be derived as follows
7+5+ 1+9+9+0=31
The 31 then becomes 3+1 =4  and 4 would represent the life number or birth number.
The same procedure can be done for one’s name.
Each letter has a number that corresponds with it.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Your magical name should also add up or break down to a 4 using the same method. This could take some time and alot of thought before finding a name that works out numerically.Some witches prefer to use their given birth name and that is fine as well and is entirely up to the individual.
When considering your new name you might want to incorporate a totem animal that you have a bond with. Some people take on a magical name by adopting the name of their totem animal. Go to any Pagan gathering and you’ll find that names like Bear, Eagle, Raven, Wolf, Cat, Hawk and Dragon aren’t uncommon at all as being included in the magical name.
 Some people take their magical names from different elements of nature and the universe. There are many names possible from plants and flowers, as well as rocks, trees, stones and the solar system. The creative possibilities are endless.
When choosing your name, take your time and look for synchronizedevents or irony around you in nature. Watch for signs around you and meditate on it. Learn to feel with your heart and energy center and the universe will communicate back to you. It might even come to you in a dream.
There is no right or wrong way in choosing your name, but many feel it is important to numerically match it to your birth number. If it feels right to you, then by all means go with it.

Magical Properties of Stones and Crystals

The  magical uses of crystals and stones is as old as time. By magic, I am referring to the magical or metaphysical energies associated with the stones  or crystals. Crystals and stones contain the earth’s metaphysical energies. The first shamans knew the hidden power or energy found in these even when they were separated by continents. Many Native American cultures share in the same belief as well. As time went on, amulets and talismans were made to provide the holder with the magical properties of the stones or crystals being used.  There is a vast majority of uses for stones and crystals that has been studied and used over the ages of time. The macical properties of stones and crystals can be a very useful aid in any magical or Wiccan spell.

Stones and crystals have projective and receptive properties or energies that are associated with them.  These metaphysical properties are everywhere within the universe. Too much of one causes problems, thus warranting the need for balance. A person feeling out of balance or lacking within a certain aspect of them-self could use a certain stone or crystal that had a desired metaphysical energy to bring balance back into them-self.   One must also understand that the color of stones contributes to the metaphysical energies and properties they contain. Here is a list of stones and crystals with metaphysical uses associated with them. This list is not all inclusive.

Colored stones and crystals contain these metaphysical properties:

Red-represents blood and sacredness to some, associated with fire, lends courage and power.

Pink- calming and loving vibrations, cheerfulness

Orange- personal success, selling, symbols of the sun

Yellow- Communication and movement-associated with air

Green- nature, fertility, grounding associated with earth mostly but water at times, the unknown

Blue- Associated with water, dreams, emotions, intuition

Purple- Associated with spiritual healing and mysticism, meditation, psychic work

White- Associated with the moon, sleep, psychism, power

Black- associated with Akashic and repelling negativity

Crystal and Stone List:

Agate- Strength, courage, love, healing, protection

Alexandrite- luck, love

Amber- luck, healing, strength, lifeforce energy, beauty, love

Amethyst- dreams, healing, psychism, peace, love protection, happiness

Aquamarine- psychism, peace, purification

Aventurine- mental powers, eyesight, luck, money

Azurite- psychism,dreams,divination

Beryl- psychism, energy, clairvoyant psychic reading, healing, love

Bloodstone- healing, halt bleeding, strength, courage, wealth

Carnelian- protection, sexual energy(libedo), courage

Cat’s-Eye- Beauty, wealth, gambling

Citrine- psychism, communication, knowledge

Coral- wisdom, healing,

Crystal (Quartz)- psychism, power, guided intent, healing, there are differrent colors of quartz for various uses

Diamond- spirituality, strength, courage

Emerald- love, money, wisdom, psychicsm

Flourite- mental strength, meditation

Garnet- protection, strength

Geodes- childbirth, fertility, meditation, projection of energy

Hematite- grounding,divination, healing

Jade- wisdom, love, healing, vitality

Jasper- calling rain, healing, beauty

Jet- Akasha knowledge, divination, luck, protection

Kunzite- calming, relaxing

Lapis Lazuli- spiritual psychism, healing

Malachite- protection, magical energy, success

Moonstone- love, sleep, psychism, divination

Onyx- protection, defense magic

Opal- astral projection, psychism, magical power raising, beauty

Ruby- power, wealth, protection, banish sadness

Salt- purification, grounding, protection

Sapphire- psychism, divination, healing,

Sodalite- meditation, healing, calming

Sugilite- spirituality, healing, psychism

Sunstone- healing, selling success, persuasion, solar energy

Tigers-Eye- courage, protection, energy, divination

Topaz- protection, wealth, healing

Turquoise- spirtuality, calming, protection, luck

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