Our Sacred month is coming to an end. I truly hope I have been able to give you some additions ideas to work Hestia both into your practice and into your home. We'll close out the month with this prayer (it's my favorite): Gentle Hestia, sitting at the fire, at the heart of each home, … Continue reading June 30: Sacred Month of Hestia
This was given to me a few years back. I do not know the author, so, if it is you, please let me know so I can give appropriate attribution. Prayer to Hestia; Hestia, ancient one, guardian of the hearth, bringer of light and warmth, dweller in flame. A candle seen in a distant window, … Continue reading June 29: Sacred Month of Hestia
This was given to me a few years back. I do not know the author, so, if it is you, please let me know so I can give appropriate attribution. Prayer to Hestia Hestia, tender of the hearth, first among the gods, you sit at the center; steadily burns your flame. Your warmth draws us, … Continue reading June 28: Sacred Month of Hestia
Create a perfume oil to invoke the element of fire. You need: 1/3 ounce roller bottle Eyedropper Carrier Oil (jojoba is my oil of choice, but olive or sunflower oil work well, too) 3 drops ginger essential oil 2 drops rosemary essential oil 1 drop clove essential oil 1 drop petitgrain essential oil Directions: Put essential … Continue reading June 27: Sacred Month of Hestia
Remember the herbs we grew earlier in the month? Dry some for use during the winter. I recommend making cuttings and dry them by hanging them in an area that gets decent circulation. Afterwards I place them in herb jars and keep them in the cupboard for use during the months when nothing grows. Blessings from … Continue reading June 26: Sacred Month of Hestia
Very sage advice indeed.
Keep a journal. Take a few moments to write in it every day. Briefly jot down all the positive things that happened that day. No need to write a novel! Doing this will help you feel grounded and purposeful. Blessings from the Hearth.
Create a light, fun, no-bake dessert for your friends and family. Our favorite is trifle, because I can pawn the task off on my daughter and she loves to organize the layers. It's perfect to celebrate summer. Ingredients: 20-ounces angel food cake, cubed into 1-inch cubes 1-pound fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters 8-ounces … Continue reading June 24: Sacred Month of Hestia
You know me! I'm not going to spell it out for you and give you all the steps! Develop your own craft (after much study, of course): Items I use when trying to release an unwanted person: Patchouli Oil to anoint your candle Lemon verbena, patchouli and rue herbs for incense Stones which work well: … Continue reading Release An Unwanted Person
Take time for self care. Whether it be a cup of tea and a book or a yoga class -- you cannot take care of others if you aren't taking care of yourself. In my household I have set a regimen that works well for me. Every night after dinner I work on crochet or … Continue reading June 23: Sacred Month of Hestia