Feeling ultra spiritual today because of the snow, so I’m gonna take a walk, visit the woods, make delicious soup and bread for my family, and just sit around in the warm appreciating the stillness of it all.
I might end up also making an offering to the earth/Goddess for our first sticky snow this season.
BALDUR IS ONE OF THE FEW NICE GUYS OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY, SO WHEN THIS CUTIE STARTED GETTING BAD DREAMS ABOUT HIS DEATH, HIS DADDY ODIN WENT TO FIND OUT WHAT THE FUCK WAS GOING ON.
SOME TRIPPY-ASS PROPHET TOLD HIM THAT BALDUR WOULD BE KILLED BY HIS BROTHER HODR WITH SOME FUCKING TWIG. BALDUR’S MUMMY FRIGGA WAS FUCKING ANGRY ABOUT THIS SHIT SO SHE MADE EVERY SINGLE THING IN THE ENTIRE FUCKING NINE WORLDS PROMISE NOT TO HURT CUTE LIL BALDUR.
THE GODS THEN FUCKING THREW STONES AND SHIT AT BALDUR TO TEST WHETHER HE WOULD BE SAFE. HE WAS FUCKING FINE, STONES KEEP THEIR PROMISES. THIS PISSED OFF LOKI BECAUSE HE WANTED MORE SHIT TO BE HITTING THE FAN. SO HE GOT FRIGGA TO ADMIT THAT SHE FORGOT TO MAKE ONE LITTLE PIECE OF SHIT PROMISE TO NOT HURT BALDUR; FUCKING MISTLETOE.
NATURALLY LOKI WENT AND BOUGHT A SHIT TONNE OF MISTLETOE, AND WENT BACK TO WHERE ALL THE GODS WERE RANDOMLY CHUCKING THINGS AT BALDUR. PRETENDING TO BE A FUCKING REASONABLE GUY AND HELPING A BLIND DUDE ENJOY THE FUN, LOKI HANDED SOME MISTLETOE TO THE BLIND GOD HODR, AND HELPED HIM AIM.
HODR THREW THE MISTLETOE RIGHT AT BALDUR AND IT WENT STRAIGHT FUCKING THROUGH HIM, AND HE DIED. IT WAS SUPER FUCKING AWKWARD. DON’T WORRY THOUGH, BALDUR IS SUPPOSED TO RETURN SOMEDAY BEFORE THE END OF THE WORLD, BUT IN THE MEAN TIME, DON’T FUCK AROUND WITH MISTLETOE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: THAT SHIT IS DANGEROUS.
I’m currently trying to figure out where “kissing under the mistletoe” came from in terms of what we do with mistletoe in traditions today.
If I’m not mistaken, kissing under the mistletoe was supposed to bring good luck and fertility to the couple kissing. Mistletoe is possibly related to male virility and the white berries have been likened to jizz?
Now, to be fair, this is mostly what I’ve heard and you should definitely read up on this, but this is my understanding of the tradition so far.
In other news, I didn’t even think about Baldur and Hodr and their connection to mistletoe until just now and gods I am so happy I haven’t hung it anywhere in my house yet. So not cool.
- white or blue candle
- lavender essential oil or incense
This can be done whenever needed. It is actually more of an affirmation than a spell, so you might want to memorize it and say it whenever you feel yourself starting to overreact or lose control of your emotions. You only need the candle the first time you do the spell.
Anoint the candle with lavender essential oil or burn lavender incense (you can do both, if you like). Lavender is an easy scent to find and you can use it later to remind yourself to stay calm. If necessary, you can dab a bit of essential oil on a tissue and tuck it in your pocket.
Light the candle and focus on the flame and the calming smell for little awhile. Then, say the spell as slowly and calmly as possible.
“I am calm and in control.
Rooted in Earth,
Soothed by Water,
Brought clarity by the Air,
The Fire within has burned to embers.
I am calm and in control.”
Planetary Association: Mercury
Magickal Uses: clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, happiness, healing, love, Midsummer, money, passion, peace, peace of mind, protection, psychic protection, purification, tranquility Other magickal uses: blessings, chastity, divination, dreams, energy, gentleness, good luck, grieving, harmony, keeping secrets, magic (esp. to increase the duration of a spell), meditation, memory, psychic development, retention, ritual, sleep, stability, virility, weddings Lore: Attributed by some to Hecate, Saturn, and snake goddesses. Aoumiel also calls it attractive to elves.
Anonymous asked: Any spells for to help with procrastinating? I could really use this, thanks.
Spell to Stop Procrastination
- incense (any scent, though mint or bergamot are good for motivation)
Go to the place where the task(s) needs to be completed (if possible) and envision the task completed. Think about how good and relieved you’ll feel to have your task accomplished. Light the incense and cleanse the area. If you cannot get to that place, then infuse the incense with your intention to complete the task. Say the following:
This is no race but I need speed
To help me complete my task indeed.
This incense burns for fire and air,
My procrastination is causing despair.
Never to hurt and only to please,
I must quicken my pace with grace and ease.
Adapted from (source).