Had a lovely evening with amazing people on my first wand workshop at Chi Coffee in North End, Portsmouth. An extra magickal evening too being Friday 13th! Friday was named after Freyja, the Norse Goddess of passion and fertility and 13 is linked to moon magick and the Divine feminine. The Egyptians apparently believed that humans had twelve phases of life, the thirteenth being that of bliss and ascension. Valentines Day tomorrow too so the love heart shaped stone I had recently found at the beach was perfect for the alter. I learnt yesterday that the Romans had urns in which the ladies put their names inside so that the men could choose one randomly to be their sexual partners for the following year! This custom was traditionally carried out between 13th - 15th February.
The alter was dedicated to the lovely snowdrop faeries - those dingle dongles, or February fairmaids are such a welcome sight after a dark, chilly winter :-).
Wands tonight were made from yew, hazel and holly - here are eight of the ten wands made, all ready for beautiful magick making! Thank you Jane at Chi Coffee for the venue, scrummy cake and drinks :-)
Next workshop here is 17th April, to book yourself in ring Jane at Chi on 02393 782412.