Posts Tagged With: Earth

You Are Being Guided

You Are Being Guided

We human beings are instinctively being guided to evolve. As with all creatures, we must adapt to changes in our environment to survive and flourish. We can see evidence of this evolutionary trend in our physiology, our society, and in our technology. Our brains continue to develop, an increasingly large percentage of humanity is becoming literate and educated, and technology has provided immediate access to billions of people’s minds through phone cells and chip sets. Satellite and Internet infrastructure is providing a “global mind” where we see and think the same thing at the same time, as one consciousness. The critical mass of what we think shifts the consciousness of individuals on a global scale. How we think affects the quality of our life, and even our survival.

Each day of your life you are provided experiences where you have to make choices in how you think and behave. The more conscious you are the more those choices bring greater happiness and peace into your life. You have learned from your life experiences what brings greater pleasure or pain into your existence, and have adapted your ways of thinking, feeling and behaving to increase the pleasure in your life and reduce the pain. The more conscious you have become, the greater clarity, happiness and peace you have gained by evolving your conscious awareness.

Your instinct has guided you to learn, and grow, and evolve to your highest potential, and it still is. You have been guided to these words to reflect on them. The more conscious you become of how you are being guided, the more you will see how you are being guided. The more conscious you become of the consciousness that is guiding you, the more conscious you become. Your consciousness evolves the more conscious you become of your consciousness. As you become more conscious you gain greater clarity, happiness and peace. It is only when we become unconscious that we think, say or do things that hurt ourselves or others. Only unconscious people hurt others, lie, cheat, steel, abuse or hate. Only an unconscious society disrespect others rights, destroy its natural resources, overpopulates or wages war.

We evolve through the tests and trials of daily living, both individually and collectively as a society. Lessons learned help to evolve us, but when we are not conscious of what we are being tested in we fail the test and get tested again and again until we learn and either further evolve, or perish. You have been guided to this moment of introspection in order to reflect upon your own place in the evolution of your own consciousness, and the role you might play in awakening the collective consciousness of humanity so that we might all live together in happiness and peace. You are part of a rapidly growing segment of the population that is awakening to full consciousness. Your individual awakening is contributing to the critical mass that is shifting the consciousness of the planet; you are preparing the way for an evolutionary leap in human consciousness. You are building the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

From the heart, Steven S. Sadleir

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Your Year & A Day Studies Should Include….

Your Year & A Day Studies Should Include….

  • Know what magick is.

  • Know different ways to raise, direct and ground energy.

  • Know how to cast a magick circle.

  • Know how to open a circle.

  • Know the basic outline of a spell.

  • Know the Intent or Purpose

  • What is it you are trying to do? Heal an illness? Increase your concentration? Bring love into your life? Sell a house? Celebrate a Sabbat? Before you begin any magickal working, you should have a firm grasp on what outcome you are seeking.

  • Know the Best Time to Work the Spell

  • Do you know what type of magick should be worked during the waning moon and what type during the waxing moon?

  • What type of magick is best worked on the full moon? The new moon?

  • What days of the week are best for what types of magick?

  • Learn how the moon phases and days of the week affect magickal workings so you will know when to work your spell.

  • Know Correspondences

  • Learn which colors will bring what results.

  • Learn a little about herbalism, which herbs can be used for what magickal purposes.

  • Learn about image magick and how it works.

  • Learn about elemental magick, which elements can be used for what types of magick.

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Your Tarot Card for July 17th is The Moon

The Moon

Wednesday, Jul 17th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What has traditionally been known as the Moon card refers to a deep state of sensitivity and imaginative impressionability, developed within a womb of deep relaxation. Here we dream and go into trance, have visions and receive insights, wash in and out with the psychic tides, and experience deep mystical and/or terrifying realities beyond our ordinary senses. The full moon and/or eclipse cycle charted by the Magi (as in some of the earliest Moon card images) exemplify this as a mechanism that Nature uses to expand consciousness.

The variants of the courtly lovers (representing skillful use of the sex force) or the man sleeping it off under the tree (use of drugs to alter consciousness) are also traditional avenues for tapping this primal force. Human interest in higher states propels us to the frontiers of consciousness, where we cannot always control what happens. The Moon card represents the ultimate test of a soul’s integrity, where the membrane between self and the Unknown is removed, and the drop of individuality reenters the Ocean of Being. What transpires next is between a soul and its Maker.

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Calendar of the Sun for July 17th

Calendar of the Sun

Solstitium

Colors: Green and gold
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of green and gold set flowers and herbs in pots, a bowl of rainwater, a large pitcher of manure tea, and several empty baskets.
Offerings: Water and fertilizer, to be added to the garden.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian.

Solstitium Invocation

Earth, you begin to give forth your bounty!
Like the maiden blossoming into the mother,
Like the youth growing into the father,
You yield your children up to us
For our sustenance and health,
As we are also your children.
We will not waste your gifts!
We will nurture what you bring forth
With the labor of our hands,
That those gifts shall be sustained
Year after year, and that you shall
Never be exhausted.
We will not be ungrateful, O Earth whose life is ours,
But we will give back as much as we take,
For this is the way of balance.

Chant:
Life harnessed
Call the sun to us
Sacred harvest
You are one with us

(Two who have been chosen to do the work of the ritual take up the rainwater and the manure tea, and carry them out to the garden, where they are ceremonially poured around the roots of the herbs and vegetables. All others follow with the empty baskets, and harvest some thing from the garden, whether a token or a main part of the next meal. After this, each should do some part of the work of further watering, or fertilizing, or mulching, to give back to the earth as much as is taken away.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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Current Moon Phase for July 17th – First Quarter Moon

First Quarter Moon

(waxing/90-135 degrees)

Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it’s appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your “sixth sense” as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, July 17th

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, July 17th

Wednesday (Mercury): The conscious mind, study, travel, divination and wisdom.

Rivera Day (Puerto Rican)

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Moon phase: Second Quarter

Moon Sign: Scorpio

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

Incense: Marjoram

Color:  Green

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Have A Very Beautiful & Blessed Wednesday, dear friends & family!

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Full Moon Chant

By the one power

Acting for me and through me (us)

I hereby Draw Down The Moon

Into myself  (into us all)

According to free will and for the good of all.

Diane, Selene, Hecate, enter me now!

I hereby Draw Down the Moon for

(here you list specific work or desire, it’s equivalent or better)

Thank you, Diana,

Thank you Selene,

Thank you Hecate.

The power that moves the moon moves through me always- (us)

Through all time and all space

So mote it be

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The Grand Water Trine: Heaven Is a Place on Earth

The Grand Water Trine: Heaven Is a Place on Earth

As planets in Water signs form a perfect triangle, your intuition will soar…

Maria DeSimone   Maria DeSimone on the topics of trine, saturn, neptune, jupiter, astrology

You’ll begin to feel it as early as July 13 and it will linger until about July 22. The most sublime, gorgeous spectacle in the sky will befall us as we’re graced with an elegant Grand Water Trine.

What’s so special about this planetary line up? Well, for starters, the link between Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces is a rare one indeed. These three outer planets are all in Water signs which symbolize emotion, intuition and sensitivity. Water signs are the “feelers” of the zodiac — and you can put yourself in a more stable position during this aspect. When you have a 120 degree connection between two planets it’s a trine aspect. But when each of the three Water signs holds a planet making a 120 degree link to each other, then you have what is known as a Grand Water Trine.

Soaked in support

Trines are the most supportive aspect in the zodiac — offering us bountiful treasures with little effort. In the case of Water, those treasures will center on emotional matters and intuitive depth. When you have a planet in every Water sign connecting in a trine, you can literally trace a triangle in the sky and this pattern is most fortunate. The very best of the Water elements expression will be available to us all.

Jupiter in Cancer is all about abundance and prosperity in matters that nurture our soul. Saturn in Scorpio is helping us to realistically face any hidden demons in our closet, creating lasting emotional strength and stability. Neptune in Pisces encourages us to dream the impossible dream and have unending faith in them. With this winning combination, there will be more compassion, nurturing, and penetrating insight into the emotional motivation of others during this time … something we sorely need right now in the world!

Dream a little dream with me

In addition, when there is an abundance of Water energy, intuition is typically off the charts. Expect plenty of psychic insights and precognitive dreams or impressions. Pay attention to those gut feelings you have now and trust them because your awareness will be stronger.

Also, with this pattern between Saturn and Neptune there will be an easy ability to create a solid framework around one of your most dreamy goals! And Jupiter will add expansive, positive potential to this!

The Grand Trine between Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune will be exact on July 17, but you’ll feel its influence building at least a couple days earlier. Then, there will be an extended impact because as the Grand Trine between Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune begins to wind down we’ll experience another Grand Water Trine as Mars in Cancer makes the same links to Saturn and Neptune on July 20.

All in all, we can anticipate a stretch of 8-10 days where this beautiful, perfect triangle is blessing us. When Mars takes over the Grand Trine pattern you’ll see action motivated by ones emotions and instincts.

A fresh start…

Perhaps what is most significant about this pattern is that, if you consider the cleansing powers of water, you may also notice that this will be a time of collectively feeling washed over in healing potential. We may also connect strongly to divine energy at this time thanks to the intuitive and spiritual implications of Water signs. Since Mercury will also continue to move retrograde in Cancer at this time — turning direct on July 20 — it adds even more weight in terms of being able to look back on old wounds to remember and readdress, ultimately leading to healing and letting go of them.

In the end, the greatest blessing of all behind our magical summer Grand Water Trine is that it will help us reunite with our soul. Ah, yes, indeed — do you know what that’s worth? This summer, heaven really is a place on Earth.

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