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Have a Fantastic Wednesday! Got to Run for now!

 


I hope everyone has a very beautiful afternoon. I hate to run but I have a sick critter that requires my attention. You know how our babies are, they come first before anything or at least they think, lol!

 

Have a great evening,

See you tomorrow,

Love ya,

Lady A

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Incense of the Day for July 30th is TALISMAN CONSECRATION INCENSE

Incense of the Day

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 TALISMAN CONSECRATION INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Cypress
1 part Ash Leaves
1 Part Tobacco
1 pinch Valerian
1 pinch Alum
1 pinch Asafoetida (caution)

Burn in an earthen dish and hold the talismans in the smoke. Warning: it smells!

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Gemstone of the Day for July 30 is Adamite

Gemstone of the Day

  Adamite  


(Color: typically green due to trace amounts of copper and/or uranium,  sometimes yellow,
occasionally purple due to trace amounts of cobalt, on rare white)

         Named for Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795-1881), French mineralogists, who supplied the
         first specimens.


Hardness: 3 1/2.                             
Specific Gravity 4.3 – 4.5
Chemistry: Zn2AsO4(OH), Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide       
Class: Phosphate Class         
Crystallography: Orthorhombic
Cleavage: perfect in two directions at non-right angles to each other                     
Fracture: conchoidal    
Streak: white to pale green                                
Luster: adamantine


Healing: Adamite is used to stabilize a persons inner emotions and helps one to express personal thoughts and ideas. Also instills one with the necessary courage to venture into the unknown.  Used in treating disorders of the lung and heart.

Workings: This crystal is useful in attaining material gain. As such it can be used to supplement the energy of Prosperity spells, Employment spells and the like.
Adamite falls under the astrological sign of Cancer. Adamite vibrates to the number 8.

Chakra Applications: Adamite is applied to the Third-eye Chakra in order to stimulate intellect. It is also applied to the Heart Chakra in order to stabilize the heart. Through the Heart Chakra it assists one in opening up, emotionally. Used to bring heart & mind together for balance and inner strength.

Foot Notes: Adamite produces bright green fluorescence under short and long UV light. Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, color, luster, density, fluorescence’s and associations.  Adamite forms as a secondary mineral in the oxidized zones of zinc and arsenic-bearing hydrothermal veins. Adamite is a minor ore of zinc. It is found in Greece, Chile, France, England, and Death Valley, California. Small crystals also occur in San Bernardino, California, and in Gold Hill, Utah. The most magnificent occurrence for this mineral is the Ojuela Mine in  Durango, Mexico.
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Author: Crick
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Herb of the Day for July 30th is Bee Balm

Herb of the Day

 Bee Balm    



The name “Oswego tea” was coined by John Martram who discovered Native Americans and settlers in Oswego, New York, making tea from the leaves of this mint. All of the above ground parts of the flowering plant are used.

Medicinal Uses: Bee Balm has antibacterial properties because of its high thymol content. Bee Balm can be used as part of a first-aid-dressing regimen for cuts, abrasions, insect bites, and other wounds.
An infusion is good for colds, coughs, nausea, catarrh, headaches, gastric disorders, to reduce low fevers and soothe sore throat, to relieve flatulence, nausea, menstrual pain, and insomnia. Steam inhalation of the plant can be used for sore throats, and bronchial catarrh (inflammation of the mucus membrane, causing an increased flow of mucus). Externally, it is a medicinal application for skin eruptions and infections.                                                                   
Native Americans used leaf tea for colic, gas, colds, fever, stomachaches, nosebleeds, insomnia, heart trouble, measles, and to induce sweating. A poultice is used for headaches.

Magickal uses: Use in love charms and spells to attract a partner. Soak herb in wine for several hours, strain and share with a friend. Or, carry herb with you to find love. Also used in magical healing, and spells to ensure success.

Properties: Stimulant, carminative, rubefacient

Growth: A perennial with square-shaped stems, characteristic of herbs in the mint family. The roots are fibrous and spread via rhizomes. The leaves are lance-shaped, opposite, glabrous, fuzzy, and toothed. When bruised or damaged, the leaves are highly fragrant. The bright red flowers range from one to three inches terminal clusters each with dozens of tiny blossoms. The flowers are approximately one and a half inches long, ending in two lips (the upper one rigidly overhangs the other which has three spreading lobes). Bee Balm grows in dry, sunny meadows and sloped areas, preferring a full sun or partially shaded environment. Usually found in bracken grasslands, cliff areas, northern lowland and upland forests, southern upland forests, pine barrens, prairies, savanna, and sedge meadows.

Medicinal tea: To 1 tsp. dried herb add 1 cup boiling water, steep 10 min. sweeten to taste, take at bedtime.

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Author: Crick

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Deity of the Day for July 30th is Nephthys

Deity of the Day

Nephthys

Goddess of Death, Service, Lamentation and Nighttime

Nephthys ((/ˈnɛpθɨs/ or /ˈnɛfθɨs/) or Nebthet/ˈnɛbˌθɛt/ (Arabic: نيفتيس Nyftys) is a member of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis in Egyptian mythology, a daughter of Nut and Geb. Nephthys was typically paired with her sister Isis in funerary rites because of their role as protectors of the mummy and the god Osiris and as the sister-wife of Set.

Nephthys is the Greek form of an epithet (transliterated as Nebet-het, and Nebt-het, from Egyptian hieroglyphs).The origin of the goddess Nephthys is unclear but the literal translation of her name is usually given as “Lady of the House,” which has caused some to mistakenly identify her with the notion of a “housewife,” or as the primary lady who ruled a domestic household. This is a pervasive error repeated in many commentaries concerning this deity. Her name means quite specifically, “Lady of the [Temple] Enclosure” which associates her with the role of priestess.

This title, which may be more of an epithet describing her function than a given name, probably indicates the association of Nephthys with one particular temple or some specific aspect of the Egyptian temple ritual. Along with her sister Isis, Nephthys represented the temple pylon or trapezoidal tower gateway entrance to the temple which also displayed the flagstaff. This entrance way symbolised the horizon or akhet.

At the time of the Fifth Dynasty Pyramid Texts, Nephthys appears as a goddess of the Heliopolitan Ennead. She is the sister of Isis and companion of the war-like deity, Set. As sister of Isis and especially Osiris, Nephthys is a protective goddess who symbolizes the death experience, just as Isis represented the (re-)birth experience.

Nephthys was known in some ancient Egyptian temple theologies and cosmologies as the “Useful Goddess” or the “Excellent Goddess”. These late Ancient Egyptian temple texts describe a goddess who represented divine assistance and protective guardianship.

Nephthys is regarded as the mother of the funerary-deity Anubis (Inpu) in some myths. Alternatively Anubis appears as the son of Bastet or Isis.

As the primary “nursing mother” of the incarnate Pharaonic-god, Horus, Nephthys also was considered to be the nurse of the reigning Pharaoh himself. Though other goddesses could assume this role, Nephthys was most usually portrayed in this function. In contrast Nephthys is sometimes featured as a rather ferocious and dangerous divinity, capable of incinerating the enemies of the Pharaoh with her fiery breath.

New Kingdom Ramesside Pharaohs, in particular, were enamored of Mother Nephthys, as is attested in various stelae and a wealth of inscriptions at Karnak and Luxor, where Nephthys was a member of that great city’s Ennead and her altars were present in the massive complex.

Nephthys was typically paired with her sister Isis in funerary rites because of their role as protectors of the mummy and the god Osiris and as the sister-wife of Seth.

Less well understood than her sister Isis, Nephthys was no less important in Egyptian Religion as confirmed by the work of E. Hornung, along with the work of several noted scholars.

“Ascend and descend; descend with Nephthys, sink into darkness with the Night-bark. Ascend and descend; ascend with Isis, rise with the Day-bark.”

Pyramid Text Utterance 222 line 210.

In the funerary role, Nephthys often was depicted as a kite, or as a woman with falcon wings, usually outstretched as a symbol of protection. Nephthys’s association with the kite or the Egyptian hawk (and its piercing, mournful cries) evidently reminded the ancients of the lamentations usually offered for the dead by wailing women. In this capacity, it is easy to see how Nephthys could be associated with death and putrefaction in the Pyramid Texts. She was, almost without fail, depicted as crowned by the hieroglyphics signifying her name, which were a combination of signs for the sacred temple enclosure (hwt), along with the sign for neb, or mistress (Lady), on top of the enclosure sign

Nephthys was clearly viewed as a morbid-but-crucial force of heavenly transition, i.e., the Pharaoh becomes strong for his journey to the afterlife through the intervention of Isis and Nephthys. The same divine power could be applied later to all of the dead, who were advised to consider Nephthys a necessary companion. According to the Pyramid Texts, Nephthys, along with Isis, was a force before whom demons trembled in fear, and whose magical spells were necessary for navigating the various levels of Duat, as the region of the afterlife was termed.

It should here be noted that Nephthys was not necessarily viewed as the polar opposite of Isis, but rather as a different reflection of the same reality: eternal life in transition. Thus, Nephthys was also seen in the Pyramid Texts as a supportive cosmic force occupying the night-bark on the journey of Ra, the majestic sun god, particularly when he entered Duat at the transitional time of dusk, or twilight. Isis was Ra’s companion at the coming of dawn.

Nephthys plays an important role in the Osirian myth-cycle.

It is Nephthys who assists Isis in gathering and mourning the dismembered portions of the body of Osiris, after his murder by the envious Set. Nephthys also serves as the nursemaid and watchful guardian of the infant Horus. The Pyramid Texts refer to Isis as the “birth-mother” and to Nephthys as the “nursing-mother” of Horus. Nephthys was attested as one of the four “Great Chiefs” ruling in the Osirian cult-center of Busiris, in the Delta and she appears to have occupied an honorary position at the holy city of Abydos. No cult is attested for her there, though she certainly figured as a goddess of great importance in the annual rites conducted, wherein two chosen females or priestesses played the roles of Isis and Nephthys and performed the elaborate ‘Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys’. There, at Abydos, Nephthys joined Isis as a mourner in the shrine known as the Osireion. These “Festival Songs of Isis and Nephthys” were ritual elements of many such Osirian rites in major ancient Egyptian cult-centers.

As a mortuary goddess (along with Isis, Neith, and Serqet), Nephthys was one of the protectresses of the Canopic jars of the Hapi. Hapi, one of the Sons of Horus, guarded the embalmed lungs. Thus we find Nephthys endowed with the epithet, “Nephthys of the Bed of Life,” in direct reference to her regenerative priorities on the embalming table. In the city of Memphis, Nephthys was duly honored with the title “Queen of the Embalmer’s Shop,” and there associated with the jackal-headed god Anubis as patron.

Nephthys was also considered a festive deity whose rites could mandate the liberal consumption of beer. In various reliefs at Edfu, Dendera, and Behbeit, Nephthys is depicted receiving lavish beer-offerings from the Pharaoh, which she would “return”, using her power as a beer-goddess “that [the pharaoh] may have joy with no hangover.” Elsewhere at Edfu, for example, Nephthys is a goddess who gives the Pharaoh power to see “that which is hidden by moonlight.” This fits well with more general textual themes that consider Nephthys to be a goddess whose unique domain was darkness, or the perilous edges of the desert.

Nephthys could also appear as one of the goddesses who assists at childbirth. One ancient Egyptian myth preserved in the Papyrus Westcar recounts the story of Isis, Nephthys, Meskhenet, and Heqet as traveling dancers in disguise, assisting the wife of a priest of Amun-Re as she prepares to bring forth sons who are destined for fame and fortune.

Nephthys’s healing skills and status as direct counterpart of Isis, steeped, as her sister in “words of power,” are evidenced by the abundance of faience amulets carved in her likeness, and by her presence in a variety of magical papyri that sought to summon her famously altruistic qualities to the aid of mortals.

 

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WOTC Cartoon of the Day – ‘Our Next Generation, lol!’

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A Little Humor for Your Day – Things You Can’t Say With a Hallmark Card

Things You Can’t Say With a Hallmark Card

 

1. “Congratulations on your wedding day! Too bad no one likes your wife.”

2. “I’ve always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love. After having met you, I’ve changed my mind.”

3. “I must admit, you brought Religion in my life. I never believed in Hell until I met you.”

4. “As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am that you’re not here to ruin it for me.”

5. “If I get only one thing for Christmas, I hope it’s your sister.”

6. “As you grow older, Mum, I think of all the gifts you’ve given me. Like the need for therapy…”

7. “Thanks for being a part of my life! I never knew what evil was before this!”

8. “Congratulations on your promotion. Before you go, would you like to take this knife out of my back. You’ll probably need it again.”

9. “I’m so miserable without you, it’s almost like you’re here.”

10. “Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. Did you ever find out who the father was?”

11. “You are such a good friend that if we were on a sinking ship and there was only one life jacket… I’d miss you heaps and think of you often.”

12. “Your friends and I wanted to do something special for your birthday, so we’re having you put to sleep.”

13. “How could two people as beautiful you have such an ugly baby?”

14. “Someday I hope to get married, but not to you.”

15. “Sorry things didn’t work out, but I can’t handle guys with boobs that are bigger than mine.”

16. “Happy Birthday! You look great for your age…Almost Lifelike!

17. “Congratulations on getting Married! It’s not every day you decide to ruin your life!”

18. “I always wanted to be rich, powerful, and well respected. While I’m dreaming, I wish you weren’t so damn ugly.”

19. “Sex with you is like using drugs. Lots of people do it, but nobody’s stupid enough to admit it.”

20. “When we were together, you always said you’d die for me. Now that we’ve broke up, I think it’s time you kept your promise.”

21. “I knew the day would come when you would leave me for my best friend. So here’s his leash, water bowl and chew toys.”

22. “We have been friends for a very long time. What say we call it quits?”

23. “If you didn’t have any money, I’d still love you. And miss you very much.”

24. “Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad!!” (available only in Virginia)

 

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