Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mother Moon and frankincense

I got my frankincense in the mail today and plan on using it tonight after a shower and while doing some night-time ritual.  I don't think I've ever smelled it before but the packages smell pretty good.  I hope it does have some effect on depression but to be honest, I'm just glad to have it for ritual.

I also got this card which is now in a frame on top of the mirror on my main altar.  Since I feel such a connection to Hecate and to the Moon I wanted something on my altar to reflect that.  I also got something else but it's a secret as it's a belated birthday gift to someone special.  As soon as she gets it (I'll mail it out tomorrow) I'll link to a picture of it.

I've been a bit blah lately...tired and out of sorts...partly depression and partly allergies, I think.  I hope the spring air warms up enough to open windows soon so I'm not breathing in whatever it is I'm allergic to...most likely mold and mildew, which I've tried to clean up but in this neck of the woods, it's everywhere.

I'm also hoping to get some studying done soon as all I've done so far is just plan it and not actually done it.  The books will be due back at the library before long and I'll have to wait to get them again.  I've renewed one of the books already and hope I can renew the other, but as it took a while to get it, I'm afraid it's already got a hold on it.  Oh, fault for not getting on it sooner.  I have other books to read in the meantime that are mine and don't need to go anywhere.

I'm off to take a shower, then ritual, then bedtime.  I had planned on knitting but I might end up going to sleep instead...which would be a good thing.


  1. I like the looks of your blogs. Very nice change up. I've been burning frankincense since I read that article. I think it's been helping, actually.

    I hope the sun comes out soon, but the site says that it's going to be a gray and cold April.

  2. Frankincense is a beautiful incense and very potent -- one little piece will give abundant smoke for quite a while! You really get your money's worth with frankincense, LOL!

  3. I use frankincense for meditation and clearing space.

    Have you tried Bach remedies for depression?

  4. Thanks, Tana. I was getting tired of the same old, same old but I had to upgrade the browser to change. I like the upgraded version so I'm okay. We've had sunshine lately and it does make a difference but it looks like clouds are coming and we're going back to winter-like weather soon.

    Debra, I liked the frankincense. It seems to burn slower and went out more frequently but I got both cones and sticks I've still got half a cone to use tonight, which is good. I'm not sure I got the full benefits of it so tonight I'm going to close the curtains to my room to keep it in a smaller area.

    Dark Mother, it seems like a good incense for that so I plan on using it for meditation as well as some ritual. I've read that there are some God/desses who prefer frankincense. Does the Bach remedy involve listening to Bach? Because I have a lot of classical music and opera that I inherited from my late father-in-law as we both loved it. I've got several Bach cds. But I also would love to go back to playing piano (badly, of course) and I have a book of intermediate Bach pieces that I love as well.