Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday's Serene Teen Tip
Is a friend or family member bombarding you with negativity? Are you plagued by an emotional vampire?  People act that way because they are deeply unhappy.  Their only relief is to dump misery on others. To protect yourself and to help them heal, imagine a silver cocoon around you.  Hurtful words and negative vibes glance off the the cocoon like stones against a shield. Whatever they hurl at you, send back to them as healing light.  Set boundaries.  You don't have to return their texts or emails.  Don't engage.  Walk away.  It might be hard at first, but keep trying.  You deserve to be happy!

May love and light surround you.
~Ariella

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pagan Teens
Five Reasons to attend PantheaCon next year:
1.  You can come as you are or come as your secret alternate identity.  At the 2012 PantheaCon, I saw teens in street clothes, dressed as Vikings, garbed as goths, and wearing witchy outfits.
2.  Your parents will probably give you free rein all day because the conference is family friendly.
3.  You can attend amazing rituals, lectures on gods and goddesses, concerts, dances, and even attend a defense against the dark arts class or a Steampunk Blot to the Dwarves.
4.  Midnight drumming circles.
5.   The vendors sell everything: corsets, jewelry, Steampunk goggles and attire, magic stones, tarot decks, statues, books, staffs, and wands.   

Straight, gay, druid, shaman, witch, fairy ~ all are welcome.  Hope to see you there next year!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Serene Teen Tip for the Day
Allow yourself to be nurtured by Mother Earth. If weather permits, sit outside on the ground and press your palms against the earth.  Close your eyes, release long breaths, relax, and connect with the heartbeat of the earth. 

If you cannot go outdoors, then sit quietly indoors and meditate on your favorite place in nature.  Visualize yourself in that spot and then press your palms to the floor.  Mother Earth will send her calming energy to you.

Love and healing light surrounds you.
~Ariella



Thursday, February 2, 2012


 

Be What You Want to Attract
            Put that phrase on a sticky note and post it where you will see it every day.  Then make a list of the qualities you desire in a soul mate.  Remember: Like Attracts Like.  To attract someone who is fun to be with and adventurous, become fun and adventurous.  Pursue whatever qualities you wish to attract in a mate and nurture them within yourself.  Join a class or Meetup for people who share your passion.  This will create an energetic shift within you, and place you physically in the realm of someone with similar interests.  

Love Spells

Remember that list you made of desirable qualities for your ideal soul mate?  Take another look at it.  The correct way to do a love spell is to ask the Universe to bring you a man or woman (Be specific.  Otherwise, you might end up with a new pet) who has the qualities you listed.  One witch I know found her soul mate through this sort of love spell.  Unfortunately, she forgot to add “good health” to the list, and was heartbroken when her husband died at an early age.
Never direct a love spell at a specific person.  Serious karmic consequences will ensue.  Besides, why would you want someone who was only with you because of binding magic?  Respect free will.  You may, however, name a particular person in a releasing spell, because you are not trying to control his or her fate, just your own.

Spell for Loving Yourself
I am Beauty; I am Light,
I am Wisdom and Heart’s Delight,
I am Strength; I am Mirth,
I am Goodness; I have Worth.

For spells to attract love and to release heartache, please go to my spells page.

Plant Magic For Love

Cornflower:  Use for abundance of love and/or fertility.  Plant in garden for feeling of abundance, or dry flowers and keep in containers away from the light.

Jasmine:  Flower of sensual love and enduring physical attraction.  Breathe in the scent of the fresh flowers or add a few drops of jasmine oil to almond oil and dab on the body.

Lavender:  Cleanses emotional shadows from the heart.  Mix leaves with oil and then coat a candle with the mixture for candle magick.  Talismans.

White Lily:  Keep around you to purify anger, jealousy.  Use with a ruby if you are ready to move on to a new love.

Rose:  Long used in love magick, including healing love.  Distill petals in water and add to the bath, wear rose hips strung like beads to attract love, place a single rose in a vase on your personal altar.

Rosemary:  Burn to cleanse and purify.  Leaves may be used in talismans to attract love and lust.  Mix leaves with oil then coat a candle with the mixture for candle magick.

Witch Hazel:  Throw a handful of leaves into the bath to bring about charm, attractiveness, and make you irresistible.

 Resources:  Cunningham’s Enclyclopedia of Magical Herbs, by Scott Cunningham; Good Magick, by Marina Medici; Love Magic, by Sally Morningstar.