Fasces

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The fasces was the symbol of the Roman government.    It symboled magisterial and priestly power.  The fasces is a bundle of 12 rods and may or may not have an axe in the middle of it.  This symbol is used so many countries today.  It is everywhere if you look for it.  What is the meaning of this symbol?  If Italy used if for fascism style government, why is it on so many of the worlds other government and religious symbols?   This symbol ultimately shows that government, secret societies and patriarch religions are intertwined.  Time to enlighten.

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Regional traditional folk symbolism of Lublin, Poland

Spring’s Rebirth – Slavic and Balkan Pysanky

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Ecoregional Druidry: Adapting and Localizing Symbolism

Elemental Wheel with Traditional Animal Symbols

The Druid's Garden

To follow up from two posts a month or so ago on ecoregional druidry and the wheel of the year  and celebrating rituals, observances, and activities, I want to continue thinking about how druids can adapt basic practices of druidry to their local ecosystems.  This is particularly important for those of us in diverse ecosystems around the world: part of nature spirituality is being with nature as she is in your region. Thus far in this series, we’ve explored a druid’s wheel of the year that is seasonally-focused on a local ecosystem as well as the different ways we might celebrate this wheel of the year with rituals, observances, and activities.  Also tied to these spiritual practices are symbolism associated with the elements and directions; framing symbolism that weaves its way into our practices in a variety of different contexts. And so, in this post, we’ll delve into thinking…

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SYMBOLS of the SEASON — hocuspocus13

Frosted window with Christmas decoration

WITCHY DECORATIONS

Some Yule and Christmas decorations have a special meaning because of their mystical association with the season

We decorate with the symbolic
colors of red ~ green ~ white ~ gold

RED: color that connects us with our Ancestors

GREEN: represents life and eternity

WHITE: newness purity and the new cycle of life

GOLD: solar symbol of the sundividerScents of the Season

Cinnamon
Clove
Orange
Bayberry

 

I can smell the fragrance of cinnamon clove and orange coming from the kitchen and filling the air around the house

Cinnamon and Clove represent the spices which were given as gifts to the Christ Child by the Wise Men and are associated with Protection and Prosperity

Oranges connect you with the Sun and they are excellent to use in Spells for Love and Good Luck

Bayberry will attract to you Good Fortune into the New Year

Light a Bayberry candle on Christmas night and again on New Year’s Eve night to bring in that Good FortunedividerCHRISTMAS/YULE TREE

The tree is always some type of pine since they remained green during the dead of winter and therefore became a magickal token of the season symbolizing eternal life ~ strength ~ hope ~ promise

Bringing the tree indoors to be adorned with ornaments

As you decorate your tree think of the true meaning of each ornament

Ornaments shaped like Nuts or Fruits represent the coming season of abundance

Angels Stars and Lights are symbols of Heaven and Light

Glass Balls and Witch Balls repel evil

Holly used for Protection

Berries represent Life

Ivy Protection

Mistletoe Love

The greens shaped into a wreath becomes a symbol of Eternity

After enjoying your greenery and after the season is over remove the greens and burn them to cleanse your homedividerSHARE YOUR LIGHT

During this time we share our Light by giving gifts

We are Energy
We are Light
We are Divine

As the days grow colder and the hours of daylight dwindle the Earth becomes barren

Those winter nights are long but it is a time to leave the darkness and move towards the light

A time of wonder comfort and joy

Messages of a Spiritual Path of hope ~ faith ~ giving and sharing to be renewed

Focusing on the orginal reasons for the season

And hopefully this Holiday you’ll be able to decorate your space with feeling and magickal intent with the Symbols of the Seasonwitchs___YULE

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Triskelion Celtic Symbol Meaning — Thrive On News Free Spirituality Magazine

The triskelion, learn the spiritual Celtic and esoteric meanings of the triple spiral, how it is used for meditation and more. by psychic medium Ian Scott

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Egyptian Ankh Symbol Meaning — Thrive On News Free Spirituality Magazine

The secrets and mysteries of the ancient Egyptian symbol the ankh learn its spiritual and metaphysical meanings, by psychic medium Ian Scott

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Fox Totem & Dream Symbols