Adapted from Witch in the Kitchen, by Cait Johnson.Good will is certainly a concept to ponder. How many of us can truly say we have it?
Now, as warm colors and blazing vitality evoke the power of the will, we can align ourselves with our deepest, best selves with this simple, ancient ritual. After all, summer invites us to think of ways we can harness our immense fiery will in order to give something unique and meaningful to the world, knowing that when we do the things we most love to do we nourish ourselves and others, for the good of all.
This just takes a sunny day and a little birdseed. And it is such a joyful way to celebrate the sun and our own capacity for a truly good will:
Go to a place where wild birds are known to congregate (if you’re a city-dweller, pigeons will do just fine). Stand facing the sun. Close your eyes and imagine that the golden sunlight is streaming into your solar plexus, your will center. Now visualize that you are beaming that golden light back to the sun as you say:
I will to will Thy will.
Now, carefully sprinkle the birdseed around yourself in as perfect a circle as you can, and say:
May my will grow lighter, to feed the world. Now it is done.
Step outside the circle and find a place to sit quietly and observe. Watch as the birds discover and feed themselves with your gift. As each bird takes flight after its meal, visualize your will center growing more light and generous and warm.
FAST LUCK INCENSE
Wood Base 32 Ounces
Olibanum 16 Ounces
Sandalwood 8 Ounces
Myrrh 4 Ounces
Cinnamon 8 Ounces
Orris Root 4 Ounces
Bouquet X 135 2 Ounces
Saltpeter 4 Ounces
Color Yellow 4 Ounces
This Incense Recipe is meant to be burned on a charcoal tablet.
Crystal of the Day
Bornite is known as Peacock Ore in the gemstone trade, because this stone produces a rainbow of blues, turquoises, gold and greens in its copper red colour. Bornite aids the flow of adrenaline in the body and protects against cerebral haemorrhage and heart attacks. This stone may also be used to lower fevers and diminish swelling. Its healing powers spread out to the female reproductive organs, and protect pregnant women and their unborn children, and it also harmonises menstruation. Bornite protects its wearer against negative energy and can be an incredible help during the re-birthing process. This stone stimulates happiness and communication as well.
Herb of the Day
Deities: Taht, Apollo, Artemis, Hecate, Isis, Ra
Powers: Fertility, potency
Magickal uses: The date palm is a celebrated fertility tree, owing to the tremendous amount of fruits produced by it. Thusly, dates or pieces of palm leaves are worn or carried for this purpose dates are eaten to increase fertility, and the pits are carried by men who wish to regain sexual potency.
Saint of the Day
St. Gabriel, the Archangel
Feastday: September 29
Patron of communications workers
The name Gabriel means “man of God,” or “God has shown himself mighty.” It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he announced to Mary that she would bear a Son Who would be conceived of the Holy Spirit, Son of the Most High, and Saviour of the world. The feast day is September 29th. St. Gabriel is the patron of communications workers.
Deity of the Day
Welsh god of the underworld. Legend has it that the god Amaethon stole from him a dog, a lapwing and a roebuck, which led to the Battle of the Trees in which his forces were defeated. Another legend relates that Arawn persuaded the god Pwyll, to trade places with him for a year and a day. During which time Pwyll defeated Arawn’s rival, the god Hafgan for dominance of the underworld. Because Pwyll refrained for sleeping with Arawn’s wife during this time, the two became great friends. Arawn then bestowed on Pwyll the title “Lord of the Otherworld”.
Your Animal Spirit for Today
June 30, 2011
Fox medicine represents the ability to blend in. She can change colors to blend with the seasons—becoming almost invisible against a backdrop of snow or foliage. Fox also has an amazing sense of smell that enables her to sniff out dangerous situations. Be like a Fox—street smart and safety savvy—don’t call attention to yourself as today is a day of watch and wait.