Angelic Hours.


Here are my daily devotions. Criticism is appreciated.
SUNDAY: Bruce Wayne.  
- Associated with deities of resurrection, equilibrium, crops, harmony.

SEPHIRA: Tiphareth
COLOR: Yellow
SCENTS: Frankincense, Benzoin, Calamus, Clove, Citrus, Marigold, Olibanum, Rosemary, Rowan, Saffron
SHAPE: Hexagram

MONDAY: Selina Kyle.  
- Associated with deities of sexuality, clairvoyance, divination, cycles, emotions, dreams, the astral plane.

PLANET: the Moon
COLOR: Violet
SCENTS: Almond Gum, Camphor, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Melon, Menstrual Blood, Orris, Poppy Seeds, Sandarac, Storax, Wintergreen
SHAPE: Enneagram

TUESDAY: James Gordon. 
- Associated with deities of war, sternness, purification, destructive forces, strength.

SEPHIRA: Geburah
SCENTS: Cinnamon, Pepper, Basil (seed), Caper, Cardamom, Catmint, Coriander, Garlic, Ginger, Myrrh, Onion, Turmeric, Wormwood
SHAPE: Pentagram

WEDNESDAY: Barbara Gordon.  
- Associated with deities of knowledge, magic, systems, wisdom, communication, commerce, stability, messengers, Tricksters.

PLANET: Mercury 
COLOR: Orange  
SCENTS: Bayberry, Caraway, Clover, Dill, Elemi, Fennel, Fenugreek, Lavender, Lemongrass, Licorice, Mace, Marjoram, Mastic, Sandarac, Vetiver, White Sandalwood 
SHAPE: Octagram

THURSDAY: Alfred Pennyworth.  
- Associated with deities of storms, sky, wind, fatherhood, ruling, majesty.

PLANET: Jupiter
SCENTS: Cedar, Burgundy Pitch, Copaiba Balsam, Copol Oro, Gum Ammoniac, Lime, Magnolia, Mint, Spruce, Nutmeg, Oak, Red Sandalwood, Saffron, Sage
SHAPE: Square 

FRIDAY: Dick Grayson. 
- Associated with deities of love, attraction, nature, motherhood, fertility.

SEPHIRA: Netzach
COLOR: Green
SCENTS: Rose, African Violet, Almond, Apricot, Cherry, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lilac, Myrtle, Palmarosa, Strawberry (and all berry scents), Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Violet 
SHAPE: Septagram

SATURDAY: Damian Wayne.  
- Associated with deities of control, darkness, time, old age (crones), limitation, binding, boundaries, black magick, death.

PLANET: Saturn
COLOR: Black  
SCENTS: Myrrh, Asafoetida, Cannabis, Cypress, Indigo, Scammony, Sulphur, Thyme, Yew 
SHAPE: Triangle

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The Cat and The Bat


Today we have everyone's favorite cat burglar hanging around our altar space in honor of Monday!  Wreathed in pearls and antlers, at her feet are quartz, an egg-shaped stone, and three of my rings: moon ring, moonstone ring (um, obvious choices, I know), and my engagement ring (because diamonds are a girl's best friend, especially if that girl is Selina Kyle!)  Today is a great day for her, there's a full moon out tonight, the Hunter's Moon to be precise.

 This pesky feline has been complicating Batman's life for quite some time now; since the moment they met actually...

Bob Kane states he and Bill Finger saw cats as "kind of the antithesis of bats."  

Oh reeeaally?   To me, black cats and black bats are both creatures of the night.  They are sleek and stealth, observant and cunning.  But when you consider that bats are basically flying rats and cats have a penchant for said rodents... the addition of wings to the traditional "cat and mouse" equation only heightens the excitement for the cat.  Really, would she ever be satisfied if the rat posed no challenge for her? *winkwink*

And they have played the "cat and mouse game" quite well...

Catwoman is the grey to Batman's black and white.  She is anarchy and pure sex while Batman is, let's be honest here, kinda sterile and a bit of a goody-good, his rough and tough demeanor aside.  Sure, Batman plays the part of a handsome, rich, eligible bachelor well.  But at the end of the day he's deep in a cave, alone and brooding in the dark.  Catwoman goes to parties and actually enjoys herself.  Stealing and catching crooks is a thrill.  While it is true they are both seeking vengeance for injustices wrought upon their lives, Selina Kyle knows how to separate from her pain and is able to go on with her life.  Catwoman does what she does to live, Batman does what he does to escape death.


Here is another quote from Kane worth mulling over in your brain:  

 "Men feel more sure of themselves with a male friend than a woman. You always need to keep women at arm's length. We don't want anyone taking over our souls, and women have a habit of doing that."  

Oh Batman, quit trying to be so tough all the time.  And stop lying too.  Everyone knows this woman shakes you to your core!  But why?  What is it about this feline fatale that keeps drawing him back?  Letting her escape?  Largely considered a benevolent character, Catwoman is still a criminal, period. She steals, she lies, she cheats, she was a prostitute...

But she is also that spark, that loveable, chaotic entity that keeps him on his toes (and isn't trying to murder him every chance she gets!)  She finds joy and excitement in some of the most unlikely places.  This isn't to say Catwoman doesn't experience her darker moments from time to time, we all do.  What sets her apart is her refusal to let it consume her.

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Holy Bat Book! (work in progess...)


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A Place of Worship


A simple Batman altar built around preexisting elements (ancestor box, antlers for Artemis, roses for Mary, nazar boncugu to ward off evil.)  Always the red and the black.  The rosary I chose has the holy family on it:  St. Martha, St. Thomas, St. Bruce.  His incense is leather; strong, masculine, powerful.  Under his watchful gaze may the righteous be upheld and the the unjust be punished.

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Consecrated Prayer Box


The origin of the Bat-veve.  Etched in blood and paint on a circular box painted to resemble a pearl.  Pearls are wisdom.  They represent the righteous, the innocent, the pure.  These are the things which the Batman fights for and strives to protect.  This sigil can be used on just about anyone or anything; use it whenever you wish to invoke the Batman, to receive his protection, to bring an enemy to justice.  It represents the all-seeing eyes of Batman, the guidance of the four elements, the protection of the night.  In this context, the Bat-veve draws up and protects the contents of this box.

The embodiment of Justice, Guardian of the Night.  Always watching, always guarding his city, his people.   

 Who is the Batman?  What makes the Batman?  His origins have been encapsulated in this box.

  •  Blood and pearls, the darkness of night.  Blood is life, power, energy, strength.  Pearls for the innocent, the honest, the faithful.  Darkness is the unknown, the terrifying, the hidden places.  These are what surrounded him the night his parents were murdered.
  • Red roses of mourning, one for each of the lives altered that night.  Symbolizes his great love and commitment, his promise of justice.
  • Apache tear to heal grief, ease pain, loss, sadness, anger; for protection and removal of negative forces. 
  • Bat nut (or devil pod) used for protection; a literal representation of the Bat which was sought to strike fear into the hearts of enemies.  Its terrifying face scares off all those who would harm you.
  • Quartz for  general protection and amplification of all included objects.
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Binding Two-Face


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