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Snow Magic

Snow Magic

PostAuthor: Tylluan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:48 am

Due to the time of year, it seems appropriate to post this! :D

When winter rolls around, in some parts of the world there is an abundance of wonderful white stuff - snow! If you live in one of those areas, it makes sense to take advantage of snow's natural properties and work those energies into your magical endeavors. Think about, for starters, some of snow's physical characteristics. The most obvious one is that it's cold. It's also white. Sometimes it's light and powdery, other times it may be heavy and wet. How can you incorporate these into your magical workings?

    # If you're a fan of candles, make ice candles - they're are a lot of fun and easy to make during the winter months.
    # Build a snowman as a very large magical poppet. Assign a snowman the magical task of being a guardian at the entrance to your property.
    # Got a bad habit you need to get rid of? Form that bad habit into snowballs, and throw them as far away from you as you can.
    # Snow quartz crystals are often associated with fulfillment of hopes and dreams. Use actual snow instead of crystals in workings related to wishes and goals.
    # If someone is bothering you and won't leave you alone, try this simple bit of magic. Write their name on a slip of paper, and pack it in snow in a zip-loc bag. Place the bag in your freezer, and leave it there until the person "chills out."
    # Go for a walk in the woods on a day that it's snowing. Enjoy the silence, and the magic of the snowfall - some people report that they have experienced messages from the Divine as they walk on a snowy day. Perhaps it's because we're better able to hear the gods when it's quiet!

How To Make An Ice Candle - http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/imbolccrafts/ss/IceCandles.htm

Ice candles are a lot of fun and easy to make during the winter months. Since February is traditionally a snow-filled time, at least in the northern hemisphere, why not make some ice candles to celebrate Imbolc, which is a day of candles and light?

You'll need the following:

* Ice
* Paraffin wax
* Colour and scent (optional)
* A taper candle
* A cardboard container, like a milk carton
* A double boiler, or two pans

Melt the paraffin wax in the double boiler. Make sure that the wax is never placed directly over the heat, or you could end up with a fire. While the wax is melting, you can prepare your candle mold. If you want to add color or scent to your candle, this is the time to add it to the melted wax.

Place the taper candle into the center of the cardboard carton. Fill the carton with ice, packing them loosely in around the taper candle. Use small chunks of ice - if they're too large, your candle will be nothing but big holes.

Once the wax has melted completely, pour it into the container carefully, making sure that it goes around the ice evenly. As the hot wax pours in, it will melt the ice, leaving small holes in the candle. Allow the candle to cool, and then poke a hole in the bottom of the cardboard carton so the melted water can drain out (it's a good idea to do this over a sink). Let the candle sit overnight so the wax can harden completely, and in the morning, peel back all of the cardboard container. You'll have a complete ice candle, which you can use in ritual or for decoration.
May your summers and winters be short, springs be mild and autumn reaping plentiful.

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