Free Printable Mandala Coloring Pages

Coloring Mandalas is, in my opinion, one of the most relaxing forms of meditations. Especially if you are like me, and have a hard time clearing your mind sometimes.

Mandalas represent wholeness in all aspects of life. The circular designs symbolize the never ending circle of life and have spiritual significance.

Here are few printable mandala images that I really love. Please feel free to print the ones you like and color them in!

To download:

  1. Right click on the image and select “Open Image in New Tab” to see full size.
  2. In new tab, right click and select “Save Image As”
  3. Once downloaded you can print directly from your computers.

If you decide to share your colored designs online, don’t forget to tag us so we can give them some love!

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10 Colorful Things I Love in Nature

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Pink clouds at sunset…

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Golden orange autumn leaves…

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Gray fluffy bunnies in green grass…

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Jet black ravens with shiny feathers…

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Tiny orange flowers on light green plants…

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Shimmering rainbow trout…

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Deep purple ripe plums…

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Yellow and black bumble bees bumping into things…

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Dark grayish purple clouds that mean rain is coming…

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Rich brown fertile soil…

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Crystal Energies

This is a brief list of stones and crystals with their magickal properties.
To find the most recently updated version list please visit the Book of Shadows section or click here.


Agate, Blue Lace

gentleness, tranquility, understanding, communication, empathy, nurturing


Agate, Moss

vitality, strength, courage, victory, stamina, warding off anger and envy, fruitfulness, prosperity, good luck, self discovery, growth, transformation, nature, life changes


Amazonite

inspiration, psychic ability, open-mindedness, creativity


Amethyst

self-discipline, sobriety, inner strength, peace, self awareness, calming, hopes, dreams, spiritual growth, meditation, psychic abilities, intuition, break destructive habits


Apatite

kindness, generosity, sympathy, benevolence, unconditional love


Aventurine

creativity, clarity, perception, opportunity, vision, action, intelligence, hidden opportunities, ease heartache, restore emotional balance.


Blue Kyanite

balance, promote expression, freedom, breakthroughs, fearlessness, atonement, growth


Carnelian

courage, passion, determination, victory, motivation, individuality, manifesting goals, productivity, warmth, joy, self-esteem, illumination


Citrine

warmth, joy, friendship, communication, individuality, manifesting dreams


Desert Rose

clearing the mind, meditation, intuition


Fluorite, Rainbow

progress, organization, concentration, intellect, alignment, balancing


Garnet

love, devotion, passion, desire, commitment, strength, vitality, energy, passion, positive attitude, success, uplifting energies


Hematite

magnetic, attraction, protection, grounding, reliability, clear perspective


Iron Pyrite

gambler’s luck, wealth, prosperity, attract money, drive, positive attitude


Jasper

wholeness, balance, assertiveness, organization, diligence, perseverance, hard work,  career and work, dependability


Jasper, Fancy or Red

stability, grounding, justice, integrity, practicality, reason, security, mental balance, decision making, reality, anxiety


Lapis Lazuli

promote truth, inner power, insight, openness, psychic ability, spiritual evolution, openness, universal truth, meditation, intuition, spiritual awareness


Malachite

big changes, adventure, new beginnings, transformation, rebirth


Moonstone

intuition, life cycles, empathy, clairvoyance, emotional love, deep connections, kindness


Obsidian, Snowflake

wisdom, centering, balance, serenity, order, harmonizing


Peridot

dispelling envy, forgiveness, growth, positive changes, prosperity, attract money, business success, growth, abundance, attracting wealth, luck


Prehnite

inner knowing, prophecy, divinity, clairvoyance, spiritual evolution.


Quartz Crystal

balance, cleansing, healing, personal power, intent, spiritual growth, enlightenment


Quartz Crystal, Rose

love, happiness, peace, forgiveness, tolerance, nurturing, self confidence, inner beauty, attract friendships, romance, self love


Quartz Crystal, Smokey

lift spirits, positive thoughts, grounding, centering


Serpentine

love, luck, longevity, happiness, serenity, wisdom, generosity


Sodalite

intelligence, communication, cooperation, knowledge, rationality, learning, communication, understanding, learning, calming, self awareness, self improvement


Tiger’s Eye

integrity, truth, honor, loyalty, willpower, courage, luck, protection, truth-seeking, diminish illusions, perception, inner vision, decision making


Tourmaline

emotional stability, break obsessions, end negative patterns, cleanse the aura, repel negativity, prevents psychic attack, protection, shielding against harm, calming


Turquoise

healing, joy, inner beauty, peace, relaxation, contentment, positivity, love, prosperity, joy, friendship, beauty, protection, neutralize negativity, protection


Unakite

gentleness, nature, connection with the earth, plants, trees and animals



 

This information has been adapted from the following source: 
https://www.whitemoonwitchcraft.com/pages/crystal-stone-meanings

 

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Weekend Prep – Three Card Tarot Spread

I like to use this Tarot Spread on Fridays as precursor to the weekend. This spread uses the full deck and also works well with both traditional and contemporary decks, as well as oracle decks.

1 – What to look forward to.
2 – What to look out for.
3 – What to take away.

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Comment below and let me know how this spread worked out for you!


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Advanced Candle Magick By Raymond Buckland- Book review

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This book covers a wide variety of topics related to Candle Magick and, I feel, it is a great resource for any practitioner.

I highly recommend this for anyone who has some experience with Candle Magick, as well as those who may be newer to this type of work.

The book go into some of the basics of Magick, and other types of tools, right at the beginning. So if you are a beginner, don’t let the title intimidate you. There is plenty of information in the first few chapters to get you up to speed!

There are also few simple illustrations but they are well drawn and provide enough information to be useful.

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Candle Color Energies

Here is a brief  list of common candle colors and their uses. This page can also be found in the Book of Shadows section of this website.

Gold

Gold is often used to represent The Male God on traditional alters. As such gold can be used to represent masculine energy in rituals and spells.

Gold is bright and shining like the sun. I can be used in spells to promote happiness and joy. Prosperity and growth.

Gold is lucky, as in finding the gold at the end of a rainbow. It can be used in spells relating to gambling and betting, and to promote favorable outcomes when taking business and financial risks.

Silver

Silver is often used to represent The Female Goddess on traditional alters. As such gold can be used to represent feminine energy in rituals and spells.

Silver is radiant and reflective like the moon. As such it can be used in spells of clairvoyance and intuition.

Silver is the color given off by the stars at night. It shines sacred light on astral energies and dream work.

Black

Black absorbs negative energy.  It can be used in binding spells and to protect against jealousy, ill will, and other forms of psychic vampire-ism.

Black is sacred, spiritual. It promotes rest, recuperation, and spiritual healing.

Black is and mysterious. It teaches us the secrets of the universe. It is used in ceremonies that mark rites of passage, as well as those that mark the ending of a phase.

White

White is the purest of shades. White candles can be use in spells that focus on the Higher Self.

White is peaceful and virgin. It lends to spells that call for calm, tranquility, and peace.

White candles can also be a blank canvas. They can be used in place of other candle colors when given the intent.

Purple

Purple is the color of the color of the Crown Chakra, or Third Eye. It evokes intuition, extrasensory perception, and inner wisdom, .

Purple connects us to limitless universal hidden knowledge and can be used in spells that call upon psychic ability, spiritual power, and to influence people in high places.

Blue

Blue is the color of the throat chakra. It is the color of self expression and communication. Blue can be used to open blocked communication, encourage expressions of truth, and to promote creative expression.

Blue symbolizes the element of Water. Water represents the subconscious. It can be used in rituals of purification and for spiritual inspiration.

Green

Green is the color of the heart chakra. It is connected with love and compassion. Green can be used to promote growth in an individual, as well as physical healing.

Green symbolizes the element of Earth. Earth represents strength, stability, and prosperity. It is used in spells to gain monetary success and to achieve personal goals.

Green represents Mother Earth and is essential to garden, tree, and plant magic.

Yellow

Yellow is the color of the solar plexus chakra (third chakra); it symbolizes mental activities, intellect, personal power, will. Use yellow to accelerate learning, promote memory retention, and to break mental blocks.

Yellow symbolizes the element of Air. Air represents the mind and intelligence. It is used to strengthen communication, telepathy, and psychic powers. It can also be used to encourage inspiration, logical imagination, and new ideas or inventions.

Orange

Orange is the color of the sacral chakra. It is associated with creativity and sexuality. Use orange for sex magick, bringing joy, and to bolster courage, self-esteem, and independence.

Orange prosperous and warm. It represents general success in endeavors related to property deals, legal matters, justice, and buying and selling. Use orange to attract good things in your life and in the lives of those around you.

Red

Red the color of the root chakra. It symbolizes survival, grounding, and primal energy. It is a driving force and can be used to promote action, reach goals, and attain power in society and career.

Red symbolizes the element of Fire. Fire represents inspiration, passionate love or lust, and leadership through strength or force.

Red is also has sacred power in matters of feminine health, reproductive wellness, and menstruation.

Pink

Pink is the color of affection and romance. It can be used in spells for romantic love, devotion, and compassion. It can also be used to encourage forgiveness or to strengthen friendships.

Pink is caring and nurturing. It can be used in spells of joy, harmony, emotional and spiritual healing, good will, and self-love.

Brown

Brown is the color of fertile ground. It brings stability and balance to home and hearth. It can also be used to bring blessings to gardens, orchards, or to commune with pets, livestock, and wildlife.

Brown is warming and welcoming. It lends to friendships and trust. Use brown candles to encourage special favors, foster loyalty, and stabilize the foundations of a friendship.


 

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Blame those pesky wisdom teeth…

Hello everyone!

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a few days!

I have not been able to work on anything lately because I recently had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted. But I’m feeling much better now (almost a week later) and I am happy to say that I will resume posting very soon!

I have some awesome craft projects planned and I plan to start up a YouTube channel very soon so bee sure to subscribe to this blog, or follow me on Instagram or Twitter, to get updates on new posts and other groovy happenings.

Thank you for your patience while I recover from having those pesky 3rd molars ripped from my skull!

Raven
xoxo

Question of the day:

How old were you when you had your wisdom teeth pulled? Or do you still have yours? Comment below!

Capricorn Full Moon Single Card Tarot

Single card draw for guidance during this Capricorn Full Moon.

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The Hermit

An old man carrying a staff in one hand and a lit lantern containing a six-pointed star in the other hand.

The Hermit suggests that you are in a phase of introspection where you are drawing your attention inwards and looking for answers within. You are in need of a period of inner reflection, away from the current demands of your position.

Soul-searching, Introspection, Solitude, Withdrawn from society, Meditation, Self-reflection

Element: Earth
Ruling planet: Mercury

Did you pull any cards for the Capricorn Full Moon? Comment below and let me know!

Raven

xoxo

New Tarot Deck: Spiritsong Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

My new deck finally came in!!!!

This is the Spiritsong Tarot by Paulina Cassidy.

I tried to get some good pics for you guys but, as you can see, my little “helper” and I had creative differences about how to lay them out for the photos. 

Regardless, I can already tell I’m going to love this deck!  

Post your favorite deck, or newest deck in the comments!

Happy Solstice,

Raven

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Welcome and Blessed Be!

This blog is dedicated to the two types of craft that I hold most dear to my heart.

Arts and Crafts

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Arts and Crafts has always been a huge part of who I am. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am an avid crafter. My love of crafting is usually one of the first things people pick up on when meeting me.

I picked up crafting from my Mother, my Grandmother, and my Great Grandmother, all of whom had a huge roll in encouraging my creativity and imagination as a child. I learned painting and drawing from my Mom, sewing and quilting from my Grandmother, and crochet and needlepoint from my Great Grandmother.

Other types of craft projects came later in life, mostly after the boom of crafting DIY videos on YouTube. Needless to say, when I decided to sit down and write a blog, crafting was one of the first topics that came to mind.

Witchcraft and Paganism

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I was born and raised in a very small, very religious town in the American South West. Yet, despite the lack of religious diversity, or any diversity to be honest, I was always drawn to a certain way of thinking and feeling that didn’t quite align with the religious views of those around me.

The culture of my childhood was surrounded by superstition. Talk of witches and demons was common place among the elder members of the community, and were always present in the cautionary tales our grandparents told us. As children we were made to be fearful of the evil spirits and “brujas” who sought to steal us away in the night. I, of course, was always more fascinated by the idea of witchcraft and “spirits” than fearful, and this made me the “weird” kid in most social situations.

When I was thirteen everything changed. Internet access became more accessible in our little town and students could finally access the internet for free in the class rooms, at the community college, or at the local library. Chat rooms were all the rage, and in them I was introduced to a whole new world of like minded individuals. People of all ages, races, genders, and religious views whom I could speak with freely and openly about the energies I felt pulling me towards what I would eventually come to know as the pagan path.

This Blog

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I cannot say for sure whether this blog will be mostly crafting with some Pagan influence, or mostly Pagan with some crafting thrown in. But, whatever it evolves into, consider it an extension of my midlife journey to reclaim my truth and relearn how to live my best life. I invite you all to join me on this path of self-discovery and expression, and I hope that this blog is met with open minds and understanding.

Blessed Be,

Raven Shadow
xoxo