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A Gift of the Heart
Letting People Know You Love Them
If you love someone, let them know.
It’s easy to take our feelings for granted and to assume that the people we care about know how we feel about them. But while those we love are often quite cognizant of our feelings, saying “I love you“ is a gift we should give to our loved ones whenever we can. Letting people know you love them is an important part of nurturing any kind of loving relationship. Few people tire of being told they are loved, and saying “I love you“ can make a world of difference in someone’s life, take a relationship to a new level, or reaffirm and strengthen a steady bond. Everyone needs to hear the words “I love you.“ Three simple words – I – Love – You. When you declare your love for someone you admit to them that you care for them in the most significant way.
It can be difficult to express your love using words, particularly if you grew up around people that never expressed their affection verbally. But you should never be afraid to say “I love you“ or worry that doing so will thrust you into a position of excessive vulnerability. It is important to share your feelings with those that matter to you. Part of the fulfillment that comes with loving someone is telling them that you love them. Besides, love exists to be expressed, not withheld.
If you love someone, let them know. Don’t be afraid of the strength of your emotions or worry that your loved one won’t feel the same way. Besides, the words “I love you“ are often best said to another without expectation of a return investment. As each one of us is filled with an abundance of love, there is never any worry that you’ll run out of love if your expression of love isn’t said back to you. Saying “I love you“ is a gift of the heart sent directly via words to the heart of a recipient. Even though it may not always look that way, love from the heart is an offering that is always unconditional and given without strings attached. That is the true essence of the gift of “I love you.”
Magickal Activity Honoring Valentine’s Day
A Love Box
Items You Will Need:A small heart-shaped box painted pink Love Drawing Oil One pink votive candle A Small square of parchment paper A lock of your own hair Red ribbon One rose quartz
Begin by drawing a heart in the center of the parchment paper. Inside the heart inscribe your name and the name of the one you desire or love. Wrap the parchment paper around the lock of your hair and secure it with the red ribbon. Place the parchment, along with the rose quartz, inside the box and close the lid.
Using a pin or sharp object inscribe your name and the name of the one you desire (or love) into the pink candle. Pick up the candle and anoint it with the love-drawing oil as you chant:“May the God of love hear my plea, And bring everlasting love to me.”
Set the candle on top of the box and light it. Gaze into the flame of the candle and visualize the one you love loving you in return. Chant the following seven times:“Hail to thee, great God of Love, Shine down on me from far above. Bring the one I desire to me, That we shall ever love. So Mote It Be.”
Just before the candle burns out drip some of the wax around the lid of the box to seal it shut. On Valentine’s Day, present the box to the one you desire as a token of your love and friendship.
Calendar of the Sun
Colors: Light blue and white
Elements: Water and Air
Altar: Set on cloth of sky blue a great cup, or horn, of wine. Lay around it feathers of many flying birds, and the figure of an eagle.
Offerings: Feathers. Acts of service to people you love.
Daily Meal: Poultry. Sausages. Phallic breads and cakes, cream-filled. Phallic vegetables.
Invocation to Ganymede
Beautiful youth of the high winds
Rider of the eagle
You who knew a mortal life
And was transformed
By the power of love
And the willingness to serve,
Let us learn those lessons,
That we may fly high
And come to know divinity
In every way possible.
Cupbearer of the Gods,
Let us drink of your clear sight
Let us taste of your generosity
Let us remember your story
As one of inspiration.
Chant: Kouros Askophoroi Kouros Askophoroi
(One man who has been chosen to do the work of the ritual comes forth with the cup or horn and says, “I am at your service. Drink of my love.” All drink, and the rest is poured as libation. Ideally, this should be a man whose sexual preferences are for other men, or at least who is not averse to deeply loving other men in his heart. If it is possible, the Great Rite for men shall then be performed by two men either of the household or brought in as visitors, and all shall sit in a circle facing outward as they are wrapped in a blue cloth and lie in the center. When it is done, all shall go to their quarters and meditate on Love and service, or have ritual sex, alone or with others. Such ritual sex that is done with others should concentrate on sexual service to each other.)
What Is Your Soul Type? Quiz
Are you a Hunter or a Visionary? A Peacemaker or a Bright Star? Find out with this fascinating quiz that helps you understand more about who you truly, deeply are.
You may want to share this quiz with friends and loved ones. Learn more about your own soul-nature here:
If you are a FIRE SIGN, do you
* Sometimes feel negative and often find something to complain about?
* Find that you are either extremely encouraging or extremely discouraging of others and their actions?
* Dream of the perfect mate even though you are disappointed again and again when others let you down?
If this sounds most like you, then you are a RETROSPECTIVE SOUL. (Retrospectives get their name from their tendency to look backward, sometimes holding on to old hurts.)
Or do you
* Feel compelled to express your artistic temperament?
* Think you are sometimes unrealistic in your expectations of people and situations?
* Find that you often look through rose-colored glasses to try to see only the best in someone? If this sounds most like you, then you are a DREAMING SOUL.
Or do you
* Think of yourself as positive and outgoing, especially in difficult circumstances?
* Love to be center stage, even if it is at the expense of others?
* Need accolades and a partner who gives you their full attention? If this sounds most like you, then you are a BRIGHT STAR SOUL.
IF you are an EARTH SIGN, do you
* Love a challenge and strive to conquer it at all costs?
* Motivate others with your enthusiasm but move on if they hold you up or disrupt your plans?
* Need freedom and flexibility in any personal relationship? If this sounds most like you, then you are a HUNTER SOUL.
Or do you
* Take a while to decide on the right career path?
* Think of yourself as a social organizer who will call others even if they don’t call you?
* Need reassurance and security, as you’re not always sure of your own value? If this sounds most like you, then you are a VISIONARY SOUL.
Or do you
* Naturally take charge of most situations?
* Find that you are usually the first one to volunteer?
* Need to be involved with your partner and have real communication? If this sounds most like you, then you are a WARRIOR SOUL.
IF you are an AIR SIGN, do you
* Very often wonder if the grass might be greener someplace other than where you are?
* Not really need the security of a house, home, or family?
* Consider yourself romantic and love the idea of romance but find it difficult to commit to a single relationship? If this sounds most like you, then you are a TRAVELER SOUL.
Or do you
* Feel content to be wherever you are at any given moment?
* Avoid conflict of any kind in order to keep stability both at home and at work?
* Need a stable partner who is totally committed to you, even if the relationship is not perfect? If this sounds most like you, then you are a PROPHET SOUL.
Or do you
* Need the opportunity to try out new and innovative ideas?
* Value stability and almost always feel like things are stable?
* Openly and easily share your emotions, and need a grounded home life? If this sounds most like you, then you are a NEWBORN SOUL.
If you are a WATER SIGN, do you
* Always find yourself interested in others?
* Like to involve yourself with worthwhile projects, and love to philosophize and intellectualize things?
* Want a relationship, but like to hold back, and find it hard to share inner feelings? If this sounds most like you, then you are a SEEKER SOUL.
Or do you
* Feel like your main focus is on marriage and family, even on social occasions?
* Work with children, or in a teaching, caring, or nurturing profession?
* Enjoy nurturing your family? If this sounds most like you, then you are a PEACEMAKER SOUL.
Or do you
* Like company, but feel you can be just as happy doing your own thing by yourself?
* Get involved with several projects at once, finding it hard to say no?
* Like to make the rules in your relationship? If this sounds most like you, then you are an OLD SOUL.
Let’s Talk Witch – Invocation, the Who, What, When and How?
Invocation is not so hard. You don’t need to be a rocket scientists for that, You need just a sparkle of imagination and most of all, You need to relax, to feel Your internal peace and power. This is usually made with meditation or some other relaxation method. I made a unique way to get this peace. Make some sort of copy of Your happy emotions (love, peace, happiness, wisdom,…). Than use this like some sort of defense shield. Whenever You feel angry, just think of something or someone You loved with all Your heart and just let Yourself, that the love flood every piece of Your body and mind. With peace You can invoke the Goddess of Light.
Waxing moon for spells of invitation or increase
-Examples: spells to find love or get a job
Waning moon for spells of banishing or decrease
-Examples: spells to end loneliness or financial problems
Full moon for:
The spells are often made according to zodiac circle. Every sign has its traditional needs, like:
money spells, sex magic
psychic work, lunar magic
leadership, solar power
balance, work in law or for justice
psychic work, endings
But, often spells are not made for traditional purposes, but for custom.
This is very large question. It depends of what You believe in (I believe in Goddess, but for spells I use gods also). You can use Gods, Goddess, spirits, heroes, etc.
Isis: Protection, magic
Thoth: Reincarnation and magic
Aphrodite: Love and passion
Invocation can be as simple as they can get, like this:
Just a little more complex:
Mighty ________, invoked by me
Mighty Thoth, invoked by Me
or very complex:
Seven stars of brightest skies invoke You, _______ to seek and find to love
in might, to give, to take and nothing to break.
Seven stars of brightest skies invoke You, Ra to seek and find to love in
might, to give, to take and nothing to break.
Make Your own and make it right, with the power of the Light. Find the way to Goddess word, as You can listen and You can heard.
Devotion to your career is admirable, but it might cost you in the relationship department. This week it’s likely that professional opportunity and obligation will conflict with your ability to offer attention to your mate. A New Moon on Wednesday looks potent and positive for you in terms of your ambitions, but it’s unlikely you’ll receive the support you yearn for from your partner. Sometimes, it’s lonely at the top. If there’s ever a time you’ll feel this way, it’s now.
One priority in your love life is that you must feel a deep spiritual connection with the person you’re with in order to fuel the sparks. If you aren’t connected in the soul department, then sex becomes empty. This week, expect a test in this arena. On Wednesday, you may begin a new quest that you’re passionate about, but you’ll quickly discover that your mate doesn’t share your same enthusiasm. In fact, it may conflict with his or her ideology. This could be a problem. You can’t open your heart to someone who keeps a closed mind.
The tension in your love life might hit an all-time high. You’re ready to explore deeper intimacy with a partner, but you might feel frustrated as you attempt to get closer. This may have to do with your sex life, but it can just as easily be a deeply personal matter you hope your mate can open up to you about. If you’re ready to fight for this relationship, you’ll certainly have an opportunity. Your sweetheart will not make it easy, but if you’re convinced the love is strong enough, then no amount of frustration will deter you.
A fresh start is possible for you and your partner, but it certainly won’t be without its share of stress. If you’re committed to working things out with your mate, remain confident in your ability to make it happen. At the same time, however, you may be at an impasse when it comes to a domestic situation you can’t seem to agree on. Optimism and faith may be renewed by Friday, but don’t forget that any conversation involves listening and speaking. Remember to take turns!
If you’ve been caught up in a bad office romance, things are about to get messier. Perhaps you and your lover have tried to keep this a secret affair, and if so it’s possible that by Friday someone at work will let the cat out of the bag. Another possibility is that you have unrequited feelings for someone or unrealistic expectations about a current relationship. Consider talking to a counselor or someone you trust about your love life debacle. It’s time to unravel a few knots.
Out of all the signs, you win the cosmic jackpot for the most promising developments in the romance department this week! You can thank a potent New Moon in your true love sector this Wednesday, joined by an even more transformational connection between the Sun and Pluto in the same area of your chart. You crave intensity and depth more than ever these days when it comes to love. Fortunately, you’re likely to attract someone who can meet your expectations and satisfy your hunger. Still be aware: An obsessive love connection is possible.
If you’re married or live with your partner, this may not be an easy week. It’s possible that you and your love are knocking heads these days when it comes to a domestic problem or living situation. You may be at a deadlock — unable to agree on where to live, whether or not to move, or even how to live with each other without losing your sanity. If you’re dating someone and plan to introduce him or her to your clan this week, you may want to think again. Hold off until next week, because that might be the difference between your family embracing your new sweetheart or rejection.
When it comes to your love life, you want to know the truth — no matter how hard it may be to digest. A New Moon in your communication sector on Wednesday may set the stage for information overload. You’ll likely have at least one new writing, teaching or sales project to focus on, and this may take your attention away from matters of the heart. Still, if there’s any secret information or unspoken words between you and someone close, this will be the week to get things out into the open. Besides, you already hear the screaming beneath the silence, don’t you?
Financial strain might distract you from romance this week. While it’s true that Wednesday’s New Moon in your earned income sector will invite the opportunity to earn cash from a new revenue stream, at the same time it appears that your expenses are unusually high these days. You might have decided to cut back on your holiday spending, and if so your sweetheart may take it personally if he or she didn’t get the material gifts hoped for. If this happens, you will begin to see your lover in a whole new light. A turn-off for sure.
This week it’ll be impossible to ignore the rumblings inside of you that demand change. If you’ve been less than satisfied with the course of your life or a love relationship, this Wednesday’s New Moon in Capricorn will urge you to be the change you want to see in the world. As you move toward the fresh chapter in your life, if there’s an old, outworn relationship holding you back you’ll examine whether or not it’s time to breathe new life into it or just let it go.
The roadblocks in love may continue for you this week. Not only is Venus Retrograde in your private 12th house, but a New Moon in the same area of your chart will occur on Wednesday. This lunation will be a tense one, and although there is the potential for new beginnings, it’s not without stress. In your case it appears that the fresh start has everything to do with your ability to let go of a past disappointment related to heartbreak. You deserve to move forward. What’s stopping you?
A testy New Moon on Wednesday, followed by the Sun connecting to Pluto, may stress you out socially. A power struggle between you and a friend might begin to surface, and if so it’ll be difficult for you to remain diplomatic. Not helping the situation is the potential for your lover to get involved by Friday. He or she may run off at the mouth to your pal in an effort to defend you. Do your best to resolve this situation on your own. This week, keep your friends and your sweetheart apart.
Contrary to popular belief, I am still alive. I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes. I have a rather nice hole in my hand but the cougar did not mean to harm me. That’s the reason I ended up with the hole. The cougar was afraid it would cut me and jerked away, when this happened the claw dug deep into my hand. I have had worse than that before. It is really just part of it when you care for wild animals.
I will make this short as possible. I am very troubled and worried about some souls we have amongst us. I believe these individuals are like so many others that have come to us from another Religion. They have wrote me, that they are lost. They want to embrace the Ways of the Old but don’t know how to do it. My heart breaks for these people. Wanting to belong, but not knowing were they fit in. We must take them under our wing and help them in anyway we can.
I have had several that actually want to meet with me. I believe Mystie used my phrase earlier. I would be more than happy to meet with anyone seeking the Goddess. I know what you are hoping for, you will look into my face and there will be the answer. You won’t find the answer, all you will see is an average looking woman stare back at you.
I don’t have the ready made guide for accepting our Religion or our Goddess. But I can try to guide you and see if this Religion is right for you. Also there are other ways in serving the Goddess besides being a witch. Since most of you stated you were confused. I would forget everything I ever knew about the Religion I am coming from. Next, open your heart and your mind. Look for the unexpected. Because the Goddess will give you very subtle signs. She will also reveal information and wonders when She knows you can handle them. The Craft is nothing to rush. There is a year and a day involved in the study of our Religion. Nothing happens overnight, you have to learn it, work for and master it.
Now if you are still with me, I would start out by meditating to find how I am to serve the Goddess. Meditation will clear your mind. It will help you think more clearly and be able to make decisions you are sure of. Please don’t think you have to start out meditating for 2 or 3 hours. You can start out simply by meditating for 5 minutes and building up. Let you mind run free. Let it be open that the Goddess wants you to see. Behold the beauty of our Religion. You are entering a world of joy, love, beauty beyond belief. It is a world that only those who choose to follow the Goddess can see.
A world filled with wonders, beauty, love and magick that our mind can not take it all in. But given time, you will. You will live it and breathe it. You will be encompassed in the purest form of Love, the Goddess’ Love. For this is our Religion, Witchcraft.
Welcome dear brother and sister, we are glad you have come to join us. May you come to know the Goddess as each of us here has. May the Goddess fill your life with many blessings. Never close your heart or mind to our Divine Mother. There is always something new and wondrous to behold. Don’t doubt yourself any longer. Clear your mind of confusion and open your heart, the Goddess will do the rest. Only trust and believe in the Greatest Power you will ever know.
Blessings, Peace & Comfort,
Lady of the Abyss