Middle Earth Magic: Inspired Ideas and Seasonal Spells for Your Enchanted Life

I grew up on a farm in West Virginia and learned much about herbs, trees, animals, gardening, foraging  and so much about nature. I incorporate this wisdom I learned from elders in my family into my spellwork. When I finally left the farm, I majored in Medieval Studies, my attempt to emulate my idol, J.R.R. Tolkien. All these influences led me to my own blended brew which I call "middle earth magic," containing a mix of the modern and the time-tested "old ways." 

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AstroGemology: Sagittarius Soul Stones

Sagittarians are some of the most adventurous and energetic of all in their pursuit of truth and here are stones that can empower them on their life’s journey. Tourmaline—specifically the multihued specimen known as melonstone, which is pinkish red with a blue-green stripe—is the precious soul stone for the Jupiter-ruled Sagittarians. Individuals under this fire sign are lively and very action-oriented, and tourmaline, which readily gives off an electrical charge when warmed, can match and propel their energy. Tourmaline is the stone for adventurers and explorers. Get some today and hit the road, dear Sag.

Amber is the power stone for early Sagittarians. This rock formed from fossilized tree sap and resin, an organic crystal. Amber was thought by the ancients to have trapped the sun, and it was called electron by the Greeks, who observed its negative electrical charge. Even wildly active Sagittarians should wear this stone only on special occasions. It keeps energy cycling within, which is good, but it can have a weakening effect if worn all the time. Amber helps performers; actors and musicians swear by it.

Chrysocolla is the heart stone for  Sagittarians. Either blue or green, this copper-rich crystal is one of great life-giving vibrancy. Sagittarians always have many irons in many fires and often burn up their energy in typical fire-sign style. Chrysocolla can help prevent this and help Sagittarians direct their energy toward more purposeful and heartfelt pursuits.

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    Cerridwen Greenleaf has worked with many of the leading lights of the spirituality world including Starhawk, Z Budapest, John Michael Greer, Christopher Penczak, Raymond Buckland, Luisah Teish, and many more. She gives herbal, crystal and candle magic workshops throughout North America. Greenleaf's graduate work in medieval studies has given her deep knowledge she utilizes in her work, making her work unique in the field. A bestselling author, her books include Moon Spell Magic, The Book of Kitchen Witchery, The Magic of Gems and Crystals and the Witch’s Spell Book series.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  


  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite Sunday, 09 December 2018

    Very helpful, interesting and enlightening, as usual!

    Here's another cool mythological belief about amber, and is one of my favorite things about it: the Norse believed it to be Freya's tears that fell into the sea when she wandered the Earth weeping and looking for her husband, Odr. Her tears that fell on dry land turned into gold.

    For this reason, I personally believe it to also be very helpful and comforting to those who are separated and/or getting divorced, especially women, and especially those (male or female) who are any of the fire signs, not only because of the amber itself but as Freya is also strongly associated with fire.

  • Cerridwen Greenleaf
    Cerridwen Greenleaf Sunday, 09 December 2018

    I love knowing that, Meredith! That is a marvelous, tip, especially for comfort and heart healing for women. Thank you so much! Blessed be.

  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite Sunday, 09 December 2018

    My pleasure, thank you! Do you have a website or personal blog? I'd love to pick your brain about something gem-related but kind of personal and I'm sure you might not want to post an email address here for all to see...and Tolkien is also one of my idols, as you just might be able to guess from my self-given last name/pen name (which I plan to make my legal name as soon as I have the money and time for that process!), depending how well-versed you are! :D

  • Cerridwen Greenleaf
    Cerridwen Greenleaf Sunday, 09 December 2018

    Sure thing, Meredith. I thought I caught a Tolkieneaque vibe.

    Here is my personal blog where there is a ton more post and info. Be happy to talk and excited to continue the conversation!


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