Friday, 25 September 2009


A major landmark in Narnia...I mean it's in Edinburgh marking the entrance ;]

Monday, 21 September 2009


If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless whate'er you do.

Mystical powers
Prosperity, success, happiness and good fortune; open communication, protection against all diseases, regeneration, and strengthening.
Turquoise has been thought to warn the wearer of danger or illness by changing color. In the 13th century,turquoise was thought to protect the wearer from falling, especially from horses.

Turquoise is also believed to bring happiness and good fortune to all. It's said that turquoise attracts healing spirits, making it a premier healing stone.
Believed to be a protective stone, turquoise is worn to guard against violence and accidents. Turquoise is also a valuable amulet for travelers.

Healing powers Throat, lungs, asthma, teeth, depression, infections.

Birthstone Facts
  • The Turquoise is the birthstone of the month of December
  • It is also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 5th and 11th year of marriage
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Sagittarius dates: November 22 - December 21
  • Sagittarius - The Ninth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Archer
  • Ruling Planet of Sagittarius: Jupiter
  • Alternate Birthstones of Sagittarius: Topaz, Beryl, Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon, Rubies, Lapis Lazuli and Citrine
 What is Turquoise?
  • The word Turquoise is derived from the Greek word "Turkois" meaning "Turkish" because it was first brought from Turkey.
  • It is a blue to gray green mineral consisting of hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate [CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8*4H2O]. It is the only gemstone belonging to the phosphates family. It is a hydrous phosphate of aluminum with a small percentage of copper which gives it the blue coloring. When associated with iron the color tends to be greenish.
  • Turquoise is formed over millions of years by a chemical reaction that occurs when water leaks through rocks which contain specific minerals such as copper and aluminum. The percentages of the minerals in the rock dictate the gemstone’s shade.
  • Like diamonds, gemstones are graded by color, cut, clarity and carat weight.

 I was born in december so it's my birthstone and I very often wear above set of necklace and bracelet. Just missing the earings ;]

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Little Witches

Little Witches for Little Witch, special gift from Mardi.


This is the symbol of undying love and eternal friendship.

In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, "Foget me not, O Lord!" God replied, "That shall be your name."

In another legend, the little flower cried  out, "Forget me not!" as Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden.

The Christ Child was sitting on Mary's lap one day and said that he wished that future generations could see her eyes. He touched her eyes and then waved his hand over the ground and blue forget-me-nots appeared, hence the name forget-me-not. In Italian they're called "occhi della Madonna" (Mary's eyes).

In the 15th century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend says that in medieval times, a knigh and his lady were walking along the side of the river. He piked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "Forget-me-not!"

This is a flower connected with romance and tragic fate.
It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.

*Forget-Me-Not Spell*
Slip forget-me-not into someone's pockets so that you will remain on their mind.

Monday, 7 September 2009

The Foxglove

Also known as Bloody Fingers, Cottagers, Dead Men's Bells, Dog's-Finger's, Digitalis, Faerie Caps, Faerie's Fingers, Faerie's Glove, Faerie Thimbles, Finger Flower, Fingerhut (German), Flapdock, Flopdock, Folk's Glove, Gloves of Our Lady, Lion's-Mouth, Popdock, Rabbit's-Flower, Revbielde (Norwegian), Scotch Mercury, Throatwort, Virgin's Glove and Witches' Gloves.

The Foxglove derives its common name from the shape of the flowers resembling the finger of a glove. The earliest known form of the word is the Anglo-Saxon foxes glofa (the glove of the fox). The northern legend is that bad faeries gave these blossoms to the fox so that he might put them on his toes to soften his tread when he prowled among the roosts. Its Norwegian name, Revbielde, which translates to "Foxbell," is the only foreign name that alludes to the Fox.

The mottlings, or speckles, on the blossoms were said to mark where the elves had placed their fingers, and one legend ran that the marks on the Foxglove were a warning sign of the baneful juices secreted by the plant, thus, in Ireland gain the plant is commonly called Dead Man's Thimbles.

Grown in the garden will protect the house and garden itself. In the past Welsh women used the Foxglove's leaves to prepare black ink to paint the crosses on the stones around the house to keep the evil away. It is said when the foxglove bows its head, it is the Faerie walking by.
The Foxglove is extremely poisonous if swallowed!

In Scotland, it forms the badge of the Farquharsons, as the Thistle does of the Stuarts. Its Latin adjective Digitalis derives from Digitabulum, which means "a thimble."

Medicinal value
The Foxglove's leaves are good for cleansing for cold sores and ulcers; the leaves may be boiled and used as an expectorant.

In 1775, about 100 years after the last witch-hunt, 34-year-old William Withering was a doctor in Stafford, England, and a medical botanist. He heard rumors of an "old Shropshire woman" who could treat "dropsy," that term for the disease we now call congestive heart failure. He realized that the active ingredient was foxglove.
The drug derived from it, digitalis, has only recently been surpassed by other medications as a treatment for congestive heart failure.

Blessed be

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Witch goes shopping

I needed to do some shopping today. Magical supplies of candles and incenses. Here is my favourite shop in Edinburgh Wyrdshop. Sarz and Mr D. are very friendly and helpful. You can buy almost anything you wish candles, incenses, wands, runes, pentagrams, books, herbs and lots of other "stuff".

There is also great shop with magical supplies in Glasgow 23Enigma

It's really worth to pop in. Everyone needs a little bit of magic in their life!!!

Today I found out about Reclaiming Tradition, which is a spiritual path of witchcraft begun by feminist Pagans. Its principles are based on united feminity power. So no man allowed ;]
                        Reclaiming Scotia
Blessed be.

Saturday, 5 September 2009


Nowdays I live in Edinburgh, inspiring capital of Scotland.
Two years ago I bumped into 300 hippies which led me to Beltane Fire Society.
So has my adventure started as official photographer for their events - Beltane, Litha, Lughnasagh, Samhuinn, Yule etc.     
Not all photos are mine, there is a group of us enjoying not only taking photos but also the spiritual veil around each sabbath.
This year I was designated to be one of the organiser of Photopoint for Samhuinn. So let's get it started.


Have you ever wondered that you can use simple things to make your life full of magic?
There is a dandelion - make a wish and blow on it.
But be careful what you wish for it might come true.

Dandelions are associated with ancient oracles, in the language of flowers, if you blow on a dandelion seed clock, you would divine according to which quantity of seeds go in whichever direction. I personally use the juice of dandelions to cure warts. Simply rub the juice on a wart at morning and night, for the 3 days leading to the full moon. 

Who am I? I'm passionate about photography and travelling. I follow the path of Mother Nature in my own magical witchy way. I do not belong to a coven I'm an extraordinary individual.
I thought I'll share some magical "stuff" with you and my photos (see The Other Side Of The Lens in my links).

Blessed be