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Mirror mirror on the wall

Who is the fairest of them all 

A common theme in mythology and magic is that a mirror captures your true self without illusion.so if you look good in the mirror but bad on camera just remember you’re beautiful on the inside.

To break a mirror means seven years of bad luck for the one who had the misfortune of breaking one. The length of seven years comes from the belief that it takes seven years for life to renew itself. It is believed that the image in a glass is a representation of a person’s soul and to endanger the looking glass in any way would mean risking injury to the other self. An ancient myth was that mirrors have magical powers, including the power to foreseen the future. Thus breaking a mirror would terminate its powers. To avoid seven years of bad luck, the broken mirror must be left where it has fallen for seven hours. Once those seven hours are up, the person who broke the mirror must pick up the pieces and grind them all down to dust so that the shards never reflect another image again.

My mum passed this tale down, here in England we call this passing of knowledge an old wives tale. 

 

my beautiful daughter Jessii

 
Magic Mirror (Self-Love) ExerciseSelf-love means looking at yourself and saying that you love what you see. The best magical tool for this is the bathroom mirror that you face every morning when you get up. 

  

Fairy tales, legends and folklore are filled with mystical and magical mirrors, and Witches continue this tradition of gazing into magical mirrors as a daily ritual of knowing and focusing on who they are and what they want to become. A bathroom is not too mundane for this purpose. Charge the mirror. Place a talisman, amulet or charm on it. Transform it by giving it another daily purpose in addition to helping you comb your hair, shave, or put on makeup. 

Go into instant alpha (a meditative state) as you brush your teeth or splash your face with water. Then look at your reflection straight in the eye and say out loud, “I love you. You are terrific. You are beautiful. You can do anything you want to do. You are special. You are absolutely perfect.” Of course you can rewrite these if you wish, but you must not dilute them! No matter how silly they sound or how foolish you think you sound saying them, you must say them with full intention and purpose, with meaning and conviction. If you are self-conscious about other people overhearing you, close the bathroom door or turn up the radio. Let your self-consciousness be a warning of how much you need to do this exercise because one of the goals is to overcome this self-consciousness, which is probably hindering your ability to radiate the qualities that will make you attractive and lovable to others. Practice this Magic Mirror Spell every day. 

This daily reinforcement will reinforce all of your relationships. As you become more self-loving and self-appreciative, all your relationships will become more loving. The time you invest in loving yourself is a healthy and constructive way to manifest in others their time in loving you. 

  
(This information has been slightly tweaked and was taken from Power of the Witch by Laurie Cabot)

Twig, 2015 

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