Yay! Well, while life in general is still a bit of a train wreck, Samhain has come and passed and with it a new year started. I am trying to let go of a lot of accumulated negativity and get on with what I have to work with.
In addition, back to exploring and enjoying my spirituality! Today, I finally made rune stones! I had collected river stones several years ago, and had cleaned them up a while back. I took a paint marker (I don’t have current access or skill enough yet to a small dremel) and painted the rune on to each stone, breathing in its name 3 times after. Accompanying me in this task was my iPod, playing S. J. Tucker’s album “Blessings”. After making the stones, I took the cloth bag I had been storing them in and decorated with the same paint marker, which is great for both materials!
Also today, I blended up an incense I’m going to burn for a protection charm for my love. He’s got a bad habit of getting hurt fairly seriously in the past. While I may be 10 hours away at the moment, I want to help somehow. The incense was one of my best blends thus far- 1 part each of powdered Dragon’s Blood resin, Frankincense, Jasmine, Rosemary, and Patchouli. I will be letting it sit for most of the waxing moon, and making the charm on the Saturday before the full moon.
I also revamped my personal shrine! In the cauldron is the incense blend and the stone I am using for the charm.