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By Sedwin na Sidhe

If you were like most kids, summer childhood memories will include the collection of cicada shells. From early- to mid-summer these can be found on the sides of trees or barns, as well as on the ground.

Cicada shells are symbols of transformation. In this form cicadas emerge from underground, shed their skins, dry their wings then fly away. Their brief lives encompass the underworld, Middle Earth and the heavens.

Collect a few for use on your altar to call on the power of transformation in your rituals. If the cicada shell's appearance puts you off, secret them inside a small decorative box.

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