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The Witches Almanac for Saturday, August 30th


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The Witches Almanac for Saturday, August 30th

Saturday (Saturn): Longevity, exorcism, endings, homes, and houses.

St. Rose of Lima Day (Peruvian)

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full) is the ideal time for magic to draw things toward you.

Moon Phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Libra

Libra: Favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership.

Moon enters Scorpio 4:53 am

Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive.

Incense: Rue

Color: Black

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Young At Heart, Young I Shall Stay

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Young in spirit

Young at heart

Young in practice

From the start

Keep me fresh

And keep me bright

I go not gentle

Into the night

Young at work

Young at play

Young I feel

And young I’ll stay.

So Mote It Be

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May The Goddess Shine Her Blessings Down On You & Yours!


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One quick note and I promise quick. I know you don’t like for me to speak of money anymore than I do. Unfortunately that is the topic, as I mentioned last night, we have till tomorrow to come up with $190.00 for our ISP bill (I know it is Sunday but all they have to do is push a button and we are history). Due to some very generous members, we now only need $140.00.

 

The hours are quickly counting down and the WOTC needs your help. I need your help.We need to raise the rest of the money to stay on the internet. I know personally, you have all become my family & friends. I enjoy doing this every day for you and if it suddenly stopped, I don’t know what I would do. So please, every dollar adds up. If you can give a small donation or any amount would be greatly appreciated. I can assure you it will go to a good cause, keeping us on the net.

Thank you so much,

Lady Abyss

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We Need Your Support


This picture has nothing to do with what I am getting ready to talk to you about.  The photo is actually one of my dearly beloved Mocha. It was shot many years ago for a wolf calendar. She was the love of my life and brings back many happy memories. I just wanted to smile for a minute, that’s all.

 

First all I want to talk to you about our finances for this month. I know most of you know that we have operating expenses as well as on the net as well as off the net. As in the winter, the utilities are just as outrageous as they are now. We also have to add to that a huge water bill to cover keeping the critters cool in these hot days. Food, medicine and any other supplies the critters might need. We have a phone and fax number, we have a registered trademark to pay for, we have an outrageous internet service provider to pay for. We also operate 6 other blog sites(sometimes I think we are too big for our britches, maybe we are?). So you see we not only operate online, we operate offline as well. We do like to donate to our local charities. There is one right down the road (about 25 miles that way) that I like to donate to, when we are able. Putting all that aside, I have been looking for a new ISP today. Our old ISP jumped our bill so high we are now $190.00 short on the bill. It first started out, the ISP bill would jump gradually, then a little bit more, now this. This is last jump is ridiculous.

 

We desperately need your help. I have argued and fought with the ISP. The ISP has given us till Sunday, August 31 to come up with this payment of $190.00. I know everyone is broke just like us. But please understand, a dollar or two will add up. I know it is the Labor Day Weekend and I know everyone is traveling and having a good time but please take a moment to think about us.

 

I know personally, I love what I do every day. I enjoy getting up and seeing all my family & friends here. It is just like a breath of fresh air to me. You are the only family I have, the only one I can turn too and believe me I hate to ask you for donations. But unfortunately, this is one of those have to cases. So please, help us out one more time. The WOTC needs your help, I need you.

Remember no amount is too small,

Thank you so much,

Lady Of The Abyss & The WOTC

 

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Incense of the Day for Aug. 28th is Circle Incense

Incense of the Day

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 CIRCLE INCENSE

4 parts Frankincense
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Benzoin
1 part Sandalwood
1/2 part Cinnamon
1/2 part Rose petals
1/4 part Vervain
1/4 part Rosemary
1/4 part Bay

Burn in the circle for all types of rituals and spells.

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Gemstone of the Day for August 28th is Ajoite

Gemstone of the Day

Ajoite  

 

Hardness: 3.5                          
Specific Gravity: 2.9 – 3.0
Chemistry: (K, Na)Cu7Al(Si3O8) 3(OH)6 – 3H2O, Hydrated Potassium Sodium Copper Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide                               
Class: Silicates                                
Crystallography: triclinic                                     
Cleavage: perfect                    
Fracture:     Streak: pale greenish white                               
Luster: dull to vitreous


Healing: Ajoite is a strengthener, healer and harmonizer of the emotional body. It is used to create an aura of peace and goodwill around the wearer. Used to meditate and to connect with Spirit.

Workings: Ajolite is an excellent stone for meditation. Ajoite helps in releasing grief, sorrow, anger, jealousy and fear. An excellent stone to heal old wounds and past hurts.
Astrological sign is Virgo. Vibrates to the number 6.

Chakra Applications: Use Ajoite to open and energize the heart chakra. Ajoite forms a connection between the heart chakra and the throat chakra and thus inspires creativity. Also creates self harmony.

Foot Notes: Ajoite often forms within quartz crystals. These crystals are called “Phantoms”. This occurs when the quartz crystal stops growing and another mineral  is deposited on the surface of the quartz. The quartz then starts growing again and covers the ajoite crystal thus creating a phantom.. Ajoite is a secondary mineral that forms from the oxidation of other secondary copper minerals. Ajoite is one of the rarest and most sought after crystals in the world.  Ajoite is found in the New Cornelia Mine, Pima County and Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA and the Messina District, South Africa, a mine that has been shut down for years.
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Herb of the Day for Aug. 28th is Dill

Herb of the Day

                                    Dill                                   


Medicinal Uses: An ancient Egyptian remedy in the Ebers papyrus (c. 1500 BC) recommends dill as one of the ingredients in a pain-killing mixture. The Romans knew dill as “anethum” which  latter became “anise”.                        
Dill is used to treat colic, gas, and indigestion. Dill has always been considered a remedy for the stomach, relieving wind and calming the digestion. Dill’s essential oil  relieves intestinal spasms and griping and helps to settle colic, hence it is often used in gripe water mixtures.           
Chewing the seeds improves bad breath. Dill makes a useful addition to cough, cold and flu remedies, and is a mild diuretic.                                                                                                                                                                                 
Dill increases milk production, and when taken regularly by nursing mothers, helps to prevent colic in their babies. To stimulate the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers bring one pint of white wine almost to a boil, remove from heat and add 1 tsp each of anise, caraway, coriander and dill. Bring one pint of white wine almost to a boil, remove from heat and add 4 tsp of dill seeds, let steep 30 minutes and strain. Drink 1 ½ cups a half hour before retiring to sleep well. Chewing dill seeds removes bad breath. Dill can also be made into a Tea, and sweetened with honey, or prepared as an infusion by steeping 2 teaspoons of seed in 1 cup of water for 10-15 minutes, then straining.  Take 1- 2 cups per day.

Magickal uses: Dill is used in love and protection sachets. The dried seed heads hung in the home, over doorways, and above cradles provides protection. Add dill to your bath to make you irresistible to your lover. Place in the baby’s cradle for protection. Use in money spells.

Properties: Digestive, antibacterial, antispasmodic, diuretic. Contains volatile oil, consisting mainly of carvone with dihydrocarvone, limonene, a- and b-phellandrene, eugenol, anethole, myristicin, carveole, x-pinene. Flavonoids: kaempferol and its blucuronide, vicenin. Coumarins such as scopoletin, esculetin, bergapten, umbelliferone. Xanthone derivatives such as dillanoside. And triterpenes, phenolic acids, protein and fixed oil.

Growth: Dill grows in most regions of North America. It needs sun and a well-drained soil, and frequent waterings. It is a hardy annual, biennial in the deep southern regions, that reaches 2 – 3 feet tall. The leaves are bluish-green, bi-pinnate with fili-form leaflets; the base dilates into a sheath surrounding the stem. Flat, compound umbels of yellow flowers appear from July to September, producing eventually the oval, ribbed dill seeds. Dill matures quickly, and self-sows for the following year. Plant in six week intervals for a season-long supply of fresh dill.
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Deity of the Day for Aug. 28th is Nut, The Egyptian Goddess

Deity of the Day

 Nut

The Egyptian Goddess

 

Nut or Neuth; also spelled Nuit or Newet) was the goddess of the sky in the Ennead of Egyptian mythology. She was seen as a star-covered nude woman arching over the earth, or as a cow.

Nut is a daughter of Shu and Tefnut. She is Geb’s wife as well as sister. She has four or five children: Osiris, Set, Isis, Nephthys, and sometimes Horus. Her name is translated to mean ‘sky’ and she is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon, with her origin being found on the creation story of Heliopolis. She was originally the goddess of the nighttime sky, but eventually became referred to as simply the sky goddess. Her headdress was the hieroglyphic of part of her name, a pot, which may also symbolize the uterus. Mostly depicted in nude human form, Nut was also sometimes depicted in the form of a cow whose great body formed the sky and heavens, a sycamore tree, or as a giant sow, suckling many piglets (representing the stars).

A sacred symbol of Nut was the ladder, used by Osiris to enter her heavenly skies. This ladder-symbol was called maqet and was placed in tombs to protect the deceased, and to invoke the aid of the deity of the dead. Nut and her brother, Geb, may be considered enigmas in the world of mythology. In direct contrast to most other mythologies which usually develop a sky father associated with an Earth mother (or Mother Nature), she personified the sky and he the Earth.

Nut appears in the creation myth of Heliopolis which involves several goddesses who play important roles: Tefnut (Tefenet) is a personification of moisture, who mated with Shu (Air) and then gave birth to Sky as the goddess Nut, who mated with her brother Earth, as Geb. From the union of Geb and Nut came, among others, the most popular of Egyptian goddesses, Isis, the mother of Horus, whose story is central to that of her brother-husband, the resurrection god Osiris. Osiris is killed by his brother Seth and scattered over the Earth in 14 pieces which Isis gathers up and puts back together. Osiris then climbs a ladder into his mother Nut for safety and eventually becomes king of the dead.

A huge cult developed about Osiris that lasted well into Roman times. Isis was her husband’s queen in the underworld and the theological basis for the role of the queen on earth. It can be said that she was a version of the great goddess Hathor. Like Hathor she not only had death and rebirth associations, but was the protector of children and the goddess of childbirth.

Nut was the goddess of the sky and all heavenly bodies, a symbol of protecting the dead when they enter the after life. According to the Egyptians, during the day, the heavenly bodies—such as the sun and moon—would make their way across her body. Then, at dusk, they would be swallowed, pass through her belly during the night, and be reborn at dawn.

Nut is also the barrier separating the forces of chaos from the ordered cosmos in the world. She was pictured as a woman arched on her toes and fingertips over the earth; her body portrayed as a star-filled sky. Nut’s fingers and toes were believed to touch the four cardinal points or directions of north, south, east, and west.

Because of her role in saving Osiris, Nut was seen as a friend and protector of the dead, who appealed to her as a child appeals to its mother: “O my Mother Nut, stretch Yourself over me, that I may be placed among the imperishable stars which are in You, and that I may not die.” Nut was thought to draw the dead into her star-filled sky, and refresh them with food and wine: “I am Nut, and I have come so that I may enfold and protect you from all things evil.”

She was often painted on the inside lid of the sarcophagus, protecting the deceased. The vault of tombs often were painted dark blue with many stars as a representation of Nut. The Book of the Dead says, “Hail, thou Sycamore Tree of the Goddess Nut! Give me of the water and of the air which is in thee. I embrace that throne which is in Unu, and I keep guard over the Egg of Nekek-ur. It flourisheth, and I flourish; it liveth, and I live; it snuffeth the air, and I snuff the air, I the Osiris Ani, whose word is truth, in peace.”

 

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