Aphrodite (Goddess, Venus)

Greek Goddess of love and beauty. First believed to have been worshipped in Greece and the islands of Cyprus and Cythera.
At Cnidus in Caria she had three temples, one of which contained her renowned statue by Praxiteles.
Some ancient places of her worship include, Mount Ida in Troas, as well as the island of Cos, the towns of Abydos, Athens, Thespiae, Megara, Sparta, Sicyon, Corinth, and Eryx in Sicily.
The sacrifices offered to her consisted mostly of incense and garlands of flowers. (Although some animal sacrifices have been used in some places).

The worship of Aphrodite is thought to be of eastern origin, probably introduced from Syria to the islands of Cyprus, Cythera, and others. From here it spread all over Greece. It is said to have been brought into Syria from Assyria. Regarding this the introduction into Greece must be assigned to the very earliest periods.
Aphrodite appears to have been identical with Astarte, called by the Hebrews Ashtoreth, her connection with Adonis also seems to point to Syria.

With the exception of Corinth, where the worship of Aphrodite had eminently an Asiatic character, the whole worship of the Goddess and all the ideas concerning her nature and character are definitely entirely Greek.
The Roman goddess Venus was identified with the Greek Aphrodite.
The planet Venus and the month of April were likewise sacred to her.
Aphrodite is usually depicted as a beautiful woman, long flowing hair and sometimes standing on a shell. We find that in classical sculpture and fresco she was usually depicted nude.

In some mythology Aphrodite was said to have been born of the ocean by the foam of the sea that gathered around the God Uranus mutilated parts of reproduction, cut off by the God Kronus.
In another mythology. It is said that the Goddess is the daughter of the God Zeus.
In cosmogonic views, Aphrodite is the powers of nature, and the mother of all living beings.
In the contest of Typhon with the Gods, Aphrodite metamorphosed herself into a fish, which was considered to possess the greatest of generative powers.

Also known as the Goddess of pleasure and procreation. According to the Greeks in their poetical descriptions, Aphrodite was the goddess of love, who excited this passion in the hearts of Gods and men.
Regards to this power she was said to rule over all of living creation.

There is much written in mythology regards to Aphrodite, to name a few are:
During the Trojan war for example when Aphrodite mother of Aeneas, was declared the most beautiful of all the Goddesses. Needless to say the other Goddesses didn’t take this too well.
Aphrodite often enjoyed kindling in the hearts of the Gods and had a love for mortals. A day came when Zeus decided to make her pay for her actions by inspiring her to fall in love with the mortal man, Anchises. By this love, she became the mother of Aeneas and Lyrus.

Aphrodite possessed a magic girdle which had the power to inspire love and desire for those who wore it.
This girdle was borrowed by Hera when she wished for the love of Zeus.
And not to forget Aphrodites roll in the tragic story of Eros and Phsyc.
Many Gods enjoyed Aphrodites charms, to name a few, Ares, Dionysus, Hermes, and Poseidon.
Attributes of Aphrodite include doves, myrtle, the rose, apple, poppy, scallop shell, mirrors, swans, swallows, sparrows, and a bird called iynx.

Rose quartz crystal, rose and jasmine essential oils, as well as sea salt and sea shells can all be used in spell craft when working with Aphrodite.
I could write much more, maybe a book in the making.
There are many spells and magical workings that can be assisted greatly by invoking Aphrodite, to which is another post for another day.
Lots of love always xxx

Tulips in medicine

Tulips come in many different colours adorning gardens at this time of year.
They’ve been use to relieve bee stings and insect bites, as well as scratches and skin irritations.
Although some, like with most medicines, have reported allergic reactions.

Tulip sap has also been used to treat coughs and colds, as they have antiseptic properties.
In Afghanistan the tulip was eated to gain strength.
Tulip essential oil can be used topically as a moisturiser.

Red tulip petals can be crushed and rubbed on the cheeks to give a natural blush and to conceal blemishes.
During World War II and the famine of 1944-45 in Holland, the Dutch people ate tulip bulbs because there was nothing else to eat.

Tulip bulbs are now known to be toxic.
Today however, we use only the petals of the tulip in culinary preparations. The colorful and tasty sweet petals can be used in salads.

In Turkish legend, there were once two star crossed lovers, a princess named Shirin and a stonemason named Farhad.
Shirin’s father opposed the love match, as a princess cannot marry a lowly tradesman.
He ordered Farhad to complete a complex task.

While the stonemason was off doing as he was told, Shirin’s father sent the young man a message saying that the princess was dead. Overcome by grief, Farhad took his own life.
As soon as Shirin heard this news, she ran off to find him. When she discovered his body, she too killed herself and their blood pooled together to form the tulip.

In Turkey, the word for tulip is the same as the word for turban, and it is considered a charm against evil.
Eventually, through trade routes, the tulip made its way to Holland, where it became the national flower and is now associated with good luck and fortune as well as love.

Tulips have a number of different magical associations and are available in so many colors.
Planting the bulbs around your home in the fall will give you a goodly collection of tulips to use in the spring, so it’s not a bad idea to put in a bunch of different varieties. This will give you a lot of different magical options once they begin to bloom.
(Consider the colours you are using in your spell and your intention.)
Lots of love always xxx

Ashwagandha (herb)

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

A powerful herbal medicine.
Used to relieve anxiety, reduce stress, and help against depression. With many benefits Ashwagandha can also help boost brain function, lower blood sugar aswell as cortisol levels.

Ability to increase muscle mass and strength, in sandskrit Ashwagandha means “smell of the horse” also for its unique smell.

Able to increase fertility and testosterone in men.
Ashwagandha also has anti-inflammatory effects and may help improve heart health by reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Ashwagandha has a high concentration of withanolides, which have been shown to fight inflammation and tumor growth.

I personally use this in small amounts daily and have to say it is best used on a daily bases to get the full benefits.

Lots of love always xxx

online * 7 Chakra Balancing & Rainbow Meditation

The Chakra System – originally a powerful eastern system used by Hindus, Buddhists and Taoist practitioners – is now globally used by magical people all over the world, especially in the Western Mystery religions and New Age followers. It contains a complex network of energy channels connecting many spots of the body, much like a spiritual nervous system. There are 7 main Chakras (wheels) which are said to run up alongside the spine.

In this online magical event lasting 1 hour, Frey will lead all participants through a special Rainbow meditation – that involves an introduction, then intuning. This session aims to leave you feeling fresh and energised.
Sounds of Appropriate Singing Bowls will be used to aid in this Rainbow meditation.

Date: Saturday 17th April 2021
Time: 8.45pm to 9.45pm (UK time)

Fee £5 (please pay fee when booking).

event link/ booking at https://www.meetup.com/london-higher-healing/events/277211556/

This is an *online* event conducted via zoom video call. Please ensure you have a good connection for the session and a devise that has clear sound – so that you can hear the led meditation.

Make sure you will not be disturbed by other people or circumstances when you participate as you will be going `deeper’ (if your mind allows this). You may wish to do this work in a comfortably seated or laying down position. It may help to have a blanket covering you to keep warm. Once the work is finished, we suggest a drink of water or a helpful herbal tea. Avoid coffee or other stimulating drugs before and after the session.

Freya Witch is experienced with Herbs, essential oils and Crystal work. So you may speak to Frey about these helpful magical tools after the main session ends.

Namaste / Blessings

Clear Quartz Crystal

Clear quartz is a beautiful translucent crystal, that can look like a piece of ice.
Known as the master healer. Clear Quartz has the ability to amplify energy and thought.
It can have the same effect on other crystals aswell.

Clear Quartz absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. It balances, cleanses and revitalises your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.

Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and can unlock parts of the memory that are hidden.
This beautiful crystal can stimulate the immune system and brings the body into balance, harmonising all the chakras and aligning the subtle bodies.

You can place a Clear Quartz in a jug of distilled water with a Rose Quartz for example state your intention, pour into a glass and drink.

You can also wear or use in meditations or during magical workings.
Clear Quartz has the ability to bring clarity of thought and mind.
Remember your intentions will be amplified and the law of attraction and karma is always relevant.

Lots of love, light and blessings always xxx

Celestite Crystal

Today I wanted to write a bit about Celestite Crystal…
The name Celestite comes from the greek meaning “heavenly”.
When discovered in 1791, it was named Fasriger Schwerspath. Then in 1797, when it was renamed Schwefelsaurer Strontianite Aus Pennsylvania.

The next year it was named Zoelestine, which is the German spelling based on the Greek word for “of the sky”. Finallly known as its original name Celestite although some have reverted back to using the name Celestine.

Celestite is known for its ability to bring solution orientated dreams, it has a high vibrational energy that can lift yours by merely being within your aura guiding your spirit and therefore making it easier to communicate with other beings of a higher vibrational frequency.

Used in meditations and spiritual detox.
Used to work with the Third eye Chakra,
Celestite also supports Crown Chakra and Throat Chakra.
Celestite crystal associated with higher consciousness and mindfulness, enhancing wisdom, helps to relax and unwind.
You can use this during meditations, wear or carry this crystal in a pocket or place under your pillow.
Lots of love always xxx

Citrine Crystal

Long associated with success often called the “Merchant stone”
In folklore Citrite is said to hold the power of the Sun and therefore has been used in healing practices.
The birthstone of November.
Planetary stone of the Sun and Zodiac sign Virgo.
Citrine can be used to enhance creativity, concentration, positivity.

With beautiful yellow translucent hues ranging from bright yellow, orange, to brownish tones.

Unfortunately alot of Citrine on the market is Amethyst heat treated to promote a golden tone.
Sherry colored varieties of Citrine are more expensive and easily mimicked this way.
Also can be sold as a more expensive orange-yellow topaz.
Citrine can help heal the heart, kidney, digestive tract, liver and muscles.
Helps personal clarity and eliminates self-destructive tendencies.
Citrine can help with issues surrounding self-esteem and self-expression.
As well as revitalizing the mind it can also helps against depression.
Citrine can also help with phobias.
Citrine can be a brilliant choice for meditations especially for Chakra work with the Solar plexus.
Citrine can also help a new relationship get off to a good start.

You can enhance a massage oil by placing a charged Citrine crystal in the oil, (preferably fractionated coconut oil with your chosen essential oil depending on desired outcome) leave for a while to infuse then before use speak your intention “to bring love and happiness into your life, or to heal ( issue… eg depression). “

I absolutely love Citrine, have a wonderful day, lots of love, light and happiness always xxx

A Herbal Help during Flu & keeping your immune system working well

How to help with flu and help keep your immune system working well during.

This remedy is made using dōTERRA essential oils

  • 10 drops of Lemon
  • 10 drops of On Guard
  • 10 drops of Melaleuca
  • 5 drops of Frankencense
  • 5 drops of Oregano

Mix in a 10ml bottle or vial with Fractionated coconut oil.

Rub every 2-3 hrs under the soles of your feet, behind your neck and rub on your back and chest.

This is an antibacterial, antiviral, anti-microbial, anti fungal anti-inflamatory blend of ingredients

This blend known as F.L.O.O.M can also be used in a diffuser

Preferably use distilled water.

I am a dōTERRA essential oils advocate and practitioner if anyone wishes to purchase any of the above oils please message me. For a full flu bomb remedy you can also use 3 drops of Tea tree in place of 10 of Melaleuca.

Lots of love always. Freya xxx

Clary Sage (Healing Herbs)

Clary Sage ( Salvia Sclarea) – Known for its relaxing, soothing and balancing properties.

Clary Sage can be used to promote restful sleep as well as soothing benefits to the skin. Clary Sage can be used for healthy looking hair and scalp. During a menstrual cycle Clary Sage can be applied to the abdomen for soothing relief. While trying to balance hormones either for PSOS or menopause, Clary Sage can be used in a massage to support a healthy mood. Combine with Lavender and add to the bath for a stress relieving experience. Combine with Fractionated coconut oil to massage and rejuvenate skin.

Fluorite Crystal

Fluorite is a semi precious stone.
Birthstone of people born between April 20th and May 20th. Zodiac Capricorn.
This stone is brilliant to bring to an exam or public speaking. Enhancing powers of concentration and self-confidence.
Fluorite is transparent and ranges from purple to yellow, green, clear, and even rainbow hues.
Fluorite helps you flow with your surroundings and make the best with what you got.
The phenomenon of fluorescence was first observed in fluorite, giving the phenomenon its name, rather than the other way around.

Taking up negative energies from the atmosphere, Fluorite is helpful with Chakra and aura cleansing.
Treating the heart, third eye, and throat chakra.
Fluorite keeps the heart chakra in coordination and balance with the other chakras of the body.

The heart chakra keeps the hormones of the body in balance, and being the central chakra it is also responsible for the maintenance of other chakras.

The throat chakra stimulates clear communication and also keeps away the throat related ailments, like infections, tonsils, and thyroid.

A purple colored Fluorite is great in healing the third eye chakra, which is believed to have a connection with spiritual and mystical visions. It enhances the intuition and instinct in the wearer.

In the 18th Century Fluorite was used as a remedy for kidney desease by mixing its powder in water.

Fluorite is one of my fav crystals.
Lots of love always xxx