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Earth and Its Elementals

The element of Earth represents the physical body and the metaphysical principle that it reflects is law. It corresponds to the north, the Winter Solstices, the planets Earth, Venus, and Saturn, the feminine forces of nature, yin energy, negative polarity, the metal gold, the tarot suit of pentacle, the color green and the astrological signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

The Earth element is personified by low-level spiritual beings (elementals) know as Gnomes. They are traditionally connected with the north quarter (or watchtower) of the ritual circle. The ruler of this elemental race is a higher being or guardian called Gob. In certain Wiccan traditions, the ruler of Gnomes is call Boreas, whose name is taken from the Roman god of the north wind.

Earth elementals may be invoked for protection and healing, especially of animals. Their energy enhances herb magic and spells involving fertility, nature, money, agriculture, careers, and business.

Copyright Gerina, Dunwich Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 1999

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A Little About September Birth Symbols

  • September Babies

    “By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, With summer’s best of weather, And autumn’s best of cheer.” —Helen Hunt Jackson

    Zodiac: Virgo until September 23 and Libra from September 23

    Gemstone: Sapphire
    The vibrant gemstone is said to protect loved ones from envy and harm. It is associated with heaven — in medieval times, clergy wore the gems to symbolize heaven. Sapphires are generally thought of being various shades of blue, but they occur in hues of purple, green, orange, yellow and even pink.

    Flower: Aster, Morning Glory
    A symbol of powerful love, the aster is joined by September’s other flower, the morning glory, a symbol of affection.

    Tree: Weeping Willow, Lime, Olive, Hazelnut


    September’s birth flower is the aster. Asters are mainly symbols of powerful love. The other September flower is the morning glory. Morning glories are simple symbols of affection.


    September Birthstone – Sapphire

    The Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. The deep blue color is most associated with this stone and was one of the most popular among Christians in earlier biblical times. This mysterious, abyssal depth of blue symbolizes heavenly grace and ancient Persian civilizations thought of the world set in front of a giant sapphire during the night sky.

    The word sapphire is derived from the Greek word, “sapheiros”, “means “precious stone”. It is a reflection of constancy, and blesses its owner with clairvoyance, interpretation and insight. In earlier times it was also used to increase the power from Venus, banishing evil thoughts. Kings and priests favored this gemstone the most and saw in the sapphire a token for wisdom and purity. According to the bible, it is believed that the Ten Commandments were written on tablets of sapphire. There are many healing properties of the sapphire from lowering fevers, and curing hearing problems. It can relieve pain from cancer and also burns.

    It can be found in Burma, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Kasmir, Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka(once a part of India), where it was mined for as early as the seventh century BC. There are a variety of colors they can be found in other than blue, but include pink, yellow and white as well. These are referred to as “fancy sapphires”. The blue color is given by very small amounts of oxide, iron and titanium within the stone. India boasts having found the most famous and largest of sapphires, weighing in at 563-carats. Its home resides in the American Museum of Natural History. As it is in the same family of the ruby, like the ruby, it is also second to the diamond in hardness, making it an ideal gemstone for jewelry.

    It is a traditional gift for the fifth wedding anniversary, and has been given in place of a diamond for an engagement ring. Princess Diana had an engagement ring given to her by Prince Charles, and is also the engagement ring of Princess Anne. When wearing a sapphire, it is believed that it will give to its owner anything their heart desires; wealth, longevity, happiness and health. It also can restore lost property and wealth, alleviating long-term misfortune.

    Each month and its season month throughout the year brings in a new cycle. It does not need to be stated that each of these seasons have a renewed energy, and a new meaning. Specific gemstones throughout many centuries have been designated to symbolize our birth-month. These stones are in accordance with the Gregorian or Western Calendar. Earlier civilizations of India and Babylonia viewed gemstones as magical, mystical symbols. They believed that each one possessed a magical attribute or property that connected their significance aligning with the Zodiac calendar.

    Other interesting facts about the September Birthstone Sapphire:

    -It is said that it must be set in silver or white metal and worn on the middle finger for any therapeutic purposes.

    -Suspicions of ancient India state that the gem should be kept close to one’s skin or under the pillow while sleeping for at least one week before the final purchase is made.

    -It is one of the navagraha stones, that represent each of the nine planets. Standing for Saturn it is related to duty and salvation.

    Other September symbols:

    September Birth Flower:

    Aster and Morning Glory. The symbolic meaning of the morning glory is one of affection.

    September Birth Tree:

    Weeping Willow

    Famous People born in September:

    Adam Sandler- September 9, 1966

    Raquel Welch- September 5, 1940

    Charlie Sheen- September 3,1965

    Jada Pinkett-Smith- September 18, 1971

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A Little About August Birth Symbols

August Babies

“Fairest of the months! Ripe summer’s queen, The hey-day of the year, With robes that gleam with sunny sheen, Sweet August doth appear.” —R. Combe Miller

Zodiac: Leo until August 22 and Virgo from August 23

Gemstone: Peridot
The gemstone is formed deep inside the earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes. They are believed to contain healing powers that protect against nightmares and bring the wearer power and influence. Colors range from yellowish green to a greenish brown.

Flower: Gladiolus, Poppy
The gladiolus brings remembrance, calm, integrity and infatuation. Poppy is also a popular August flower: red means pleasure, white means consolation, and yellow brings wishes of wealth and success.

Tree: Cypress, Poplar, Cedar, Pine


August’s birth flower is gladiolus, or ‘sword lily.’ Gladiolus represents remembrance, calm, integrity, and infatuation. With gladiolus, the recipient’s heart is being “pierced with love.” The other August flower is the poppy. A red poppy signifies pleasure, a white poppy is given for consolation, and a yellow poppy wishes wealth and success.


August Birthstone – Peridot

Peridot, a symbol of vitality and is the gemstone for people born in August. The official name for peridot is olivine, and can be found in a wide spectrum of green from light-yellow to dark olive. The Egyptians were known to mine for the peridot on Saint John’s Island around 1500 BC. It was used to ward off night terrors and more specifically, when set in gold, would ward off evil. It has also been ground into a fine powder to treat asthma sufferers and used as a cure for thirst most experience during a fever. It has been said that its owner, when worn would have the power of invisibility, and that if a thief about to be hanged or beheaded might escape if one was held in their mouth. It can bring peace, protection and sleep. It has also been worn to calm anger by soothing ones nerves, expelling negative energy. They also can attract love.

The peridot has many symbolic purposes, one that it promises growth for the future and gives strength to individuals and those in relationships. Peridot is a brilliant young green and were first discovered in the black sands of Hawaii. Hawaiian legend states they were tears shed by the volcanic goddess, Pele. It is a connection to nature and Early Egyptians drank from cups made of peridot, believing they would be drawn closer to the goddess of nature, Isis.

The Egyptians also called it the “gem of the sun”, due to its brilliance that it would showcase in the desert sun. By miners, it is said that even in darkness, the peridot could be seen, and they would mark the location. They would then return in the daytime to retrieve them. Perhaps this is why the peridot is at times referred to as the “evening emerald”. Today, it is mined in Hawaii, the Congo, Arizona, Burma, Norway, Australia and Brazil.

August is a month in which for many is viewed as the end of the summer cycle. A time when some need to make plans and begin preparing for the cooler months of fall. It is a time of harvest and hard work. Our bodies are challenged with physical work and long hours. This is a time when one might need to search for strength from an outside source or symbol. During this month we are once again in touch with the earth and the significant seasonal shifts. The birthstones representing each month are meant to empower their owners with gifts specifically needed for each of these seasonal shifts. When the human condition falls short of spiritual or mental needs, these precious stones have been believed to gift their owners strength and endurance in many forms.

Other interesting facts about the August Birthstone of Peridot:

-They were discovered first in Egypt on a tiny island named Zabargard over four-thousand years ago

-In earlier times, Catholic Bishops would wear a peridot ring as a symbol of their purity

-In Medieval times, churches were obsessively adorned by them

-Considered a gift from Mother Nature

-They are created from the conditions of extreme heat from volcanoes

-The most abundant deposits are found in Burma.

-They have been recommended for gall bladder and liver illness

Other Symbols of August:

August Birth Flower:

The Poppy, more specifically the poppy native to the Mediterranean regions. These yield a source of opium, that in the ancient world would bring on sleep and ease pain when taken in smaller amounts. Poppies were associated with the god of sleep, Hypnos and Morpheus, the god of dreams by the Greeks.

August Birth Tree:

The Pine tree. It represents, immortality and longevity.

Famous People Born in August:

Charlize Theron- August 7, 1975

Robert De Niro- August 17, 1943

Audrey Tautou- August 9, 1976

Martin Sheen- August 3, 1940

Andy Warhol- August 6, 1928

Jack Black- August 28, 1969

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Cosmic Weather – Full Moon Report for 3/5/15

Cosmic Weather – Full Moon Report for 3/5/15

a message from Rev. Irma Kaye Sawyer


Hello friends. The Full Moon in Virgo (Sun in Pisces) energies are always an interesting juxtaposition between holding on/in and letting go, and finding the balance between analysis and intuition. This Full Moon has been described by some astrologers as decidedly “unsexy” and not particularly fun. That may be so, but it doesn’t minimize its magic and healing potential.


This Full Moon is coming up on the last (official) pass of the Uranus/Pluto square 3/16-17. We’ve been working with these revolutionary energies for some time now, so that’s nothing new. However, what does pack an extra punch with this full moon is its contacts this weekend to Chiron (the wounded healer) in Pisces. This I feel is a clarion call to healing and finally putting some things to bed permanently or behind us where they belong. If you don’t know what that is for you personally yet, I have a feeling by this coming weekend that you possibly will. The next 2-3 days may also have a certain kind of tension or even a tangible angst. My advice is to lean into the Pisces energies more if the Virgo tries to make a high tension meal out of you. ;) This is also a great opportunity to pull back into your own personal power and self-worth (positive Virgo application) in areas where your boundaries may have been breached (Pisces shadow work.)


Especially in energies like these, your ability to *choose* will be paramount to your experience. Remember also dear friends, that Pisces rules the great “cosmic ocean” and the collective on an astral level. This is a great time to harness the healing powers of Virgo the divine healing goddess to be a visionary force for good. It’s always within our power to do so.
Happy Full Moon friends and remember to keep it Cosmic!

NOTE: If you’d like to participate in the free Empath Empowerment event with me through on 3/5 at 4pm PST/7pm EST, please follow the link to do so. Thank you. ~ IKS

The Full Moon in Virgo is 3/5 at 10:05 am PST/1:05 pm EST.


© Irma Kaye Sawyer 2011-2015. Please feel free to share these messages as you are guided with author and copyright information included. Thank you

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Your Love Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 3rd


Your Love Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 3rd

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Just a day after Venus and Neptune’s alignment in a nostalgic part of your chart whipped up a potent cocktail of romantic nostalgia and fantasy, the timing of the Moon’s return to your romantic sector couldn’t be better. In the lead up to tomorrow’s Full Moon the doors to the past and second chances are being flung wide open.


Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
With so much focus on your relationships over the last few years you’re ready for some romance this year and that’s exactly what the love gods have on the menu. While you’ll have to wait until March for Venus, planet of love to return to your sign and until July for your luckiest year for love in over a decade to kick off, already there’s a chance and a need to make your life as love friendly as possible.


Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Regardless of what happens next the Moon’s return to your communication sector today was always going to be an opportunity to give your emotional responses a voice and your relationships were always going to benefit. But due to become a Full Moon by tomorrow this is a chance to get the ball rolling on what is the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough


Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
While the Moon’s departure from your sign will take away any personal and/or relationship tension over the last few days, chances are it’s left you with a much better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. This has been a reminder that in order to be true to your relationships you’ve first got to be true to yourself.


Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Even before tomorrow’s Full Moon has a chance to bring any personal and/or relationship tensions to a head, the Moon’s return to your sign today and opposition with Mercury in your relationship sector is set to get the ball rolling. While you’ve got a fairly bumpy 5 days in front of you, you’ve also got the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.


Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
As Venus and Mars spend their first full week together in your relationship sector for nearly 2 years, they’re both emerging from alignments that over the last few days have created an opportunity for healing and to recapture some of that old magic. For now it’s about fighting for a sense of what’s possible, with the reality checks needing to wait for another time.


Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Now in his final 10 days in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and holding the door open to second chances, a bit of pressure from the Moon today will do you and Mercury good, especially as any emotional responses come with a chance to give your heart, the past and unsaid words a voice.


Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your challenge today is holding onto a sense of romantic fantasy and escapism that came to a head yesterday as the professional clouds begin rolling in. Yet while this might normally be a problem with Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion spending their first full week together in your romantic sector in 2 years, the professional gods will have a real fight on their hands.


Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
With a sense of romantic anticipation already building ahead of Venus and Mars’ return to your romantic sector this month, the Moon’s return to an adventurous part of your chart ahead of tomorrow’s Full Moon is both a chance to get excited about the journey and to start challenging some of your excuses.


Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
As the Moon leaves your relationship sector this will see any personal and/or relationship tension triggered over the last few days defuse, with this you’ll also lose a real opportunity to give your relationships a voice. This is an opportunity that needs to be seized, using any buttons that have been pushed over recent days as an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.


Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Today marks the start of what could be a trying few days on the relationship front, with the Moon’s return to your relationship sector not only due to culminate in a Full Moon tomorrow, but just as tensions are already rising. Yet rather than something to fear and especially not if you’re committed to ensuring the communication lines are open, this is an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.


Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
As the Moon’s monthly visit to your romantic sector wraps up yesterday’s alignment between Venus and dreamy Neptune also ends, with your challenge being to hold onto the romantic sentiment and escapism created over the last few days. For it’s today that life’s realities start demanding your attention, with a need to fight to ensure they’re not entirely successful.

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Your Weekend Love Horoscope for December 12 – 14

Weekend Love Horoscope

December 12-14: Romantic perfection

Maria DeSimoneMaria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

A weekend with the Moon in discerning Virgo might not feel like the most romantic way to go at first.

Virgo is picky and critical, wanting everything to be “just right.” In matters of the heart, Virgo can be guilty of having the impossible checklist of qualities for a mate — one that can never be matched.

Still, Virgo is the humble servant and will go to great lengths to show that he or she cares. Love is in the details and the dirty work as far as Virgo is concerned, so this weekend you can anticipate your partner making sure everything that worries you is taken care of.

By Sunday Venus will be at a gorgeous sextile to Neptune, adding a dose of magic to the practical weekend love forecast. Soul mate love is divine, and this weekend it’s yours.


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Planet Tracker: Moon in Virgo, Nov 14th to Nov 17th

Planet Tracker

Moon in Virgo

Nov 14, 2014 to Nov 17, 2014

Caution this Moontime: you could get snared by a “Virgo moment.” Stuck on a detail you can’t abandon, compelled to argue small points with somebody who is as stuck as you. Or suddenly everything is a poorly organized file in need of drastic tidying. Most diabolical is the urge to tear yourself or somebody else apart with criticism. If you’ve gotten too busy with the little things, look to a bigger principle to lift you out. Or try the color purple. Visualize yourself in a bright field of purple wildflowers. Draw your imagination into the center of one flower and feel your kinship with it. Know that everything less than perfect is also holy. The intellect is keen during a Virgo Moon, and it likes useful work. You’ll hit your groove doing something productive. Straighten up a small corner of your world. Attend to an unsolved problem. Avoid heavy, spicy foods; be good to your liver and digestive system.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, November 15th

We may try to stay on a straight and narrow path today, but enticing distractions appear in the most unexpected places. Although the Moon slips into earthy Virgo at 2:08 am EST, her midday opposition to nebulous Neptune challenges us to keep our feet on the ground. Unfortunately, focusing on our work won’t cure our disorientation. Meanwhile, sexy Venus aligns with unruly Uranus, activating unconventional desires that are more thrilling than useful.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re itching to do something crazy today that goes against everyone’s expectations. Your inner child doesn’t want to stop to consider the consequences of your actions. Nevertheless, your sense of responsibility grows stronger throughout the day, motivating you to follow your bliss in such a way that you don’t totally turn your life upside down. Thankfully, with a little forethought, you can get away with having your cake and eating it, too.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You can transform challenging work into genuine fun today, because you have enough sense to make the best of nearly any situation. You may be so clever and cunning now that people actually believe you’re enjoying yourself and offer to pitch in and help. But unlike Tom Sawyer you have a surprise up your sleeve; you will paint the fence to meet your obligations even if no one else shows up. Satisfaction in a job well done is your sweet reward.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You tend to complicate your life by packing too many activities into one day. Ironically, you could accomplish even more if you stop long enough to make a sensible plan instead of flying by the seat of your pants. Although you thrive on spontaneity, it’s a frivolity you can’t afford now. Be realistic in your thinking and manage your time prudently until you establish a more sustainable pace.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You may have a brilliant idea that enables you to exceed someone’s expectations while earning more independence in the process. You want to escape from overly rigid routines and, thankfully, your good-natured approach to work today might just be the catalyst you need. But wishing for something to change isn’t enough; you must be willing to work hard in order to maximize your chance to break free.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You feel quite safe and secure while you’re on your own familiar territory at home or at work today, but captivating Venus is tempting you to try something new. Nevertheless, it’s not a wise idea to drop everything in search of carefree indulgences until you take care of timely financial chores. The order of things is significant, so set intelligent priorities and stick with them no matter what. Work now, play later.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You could be extremely self-critical now as you consider your recent behavior in a relationship or on the job. Nothing that anyone says to soothe you is enough to let you off your own hook. Fortunately, you don’t have to be your own worst enemy; you’re free to change your attitude on a moment’s notice. Instead of looking back and thinking about what you could have done differently, look forward and visualize a new and improved scenario. Begin creating your future today by painting it as you see it in your imagination.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Hidden obstacles may be more problematic than the obvious ones after the Moon slips into your 12th House of Secrets today. You have a sneaking suspicion that you’re missing critical information, but you can’t figure out where to look for it or even what it could be. Quit running around in circles chasing after something that might not exist. Simply accept your current limitations without letting them diminish your spirit; your positive attitude makes all the difference in the world now.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’re cruising for social distractions today as the Virgo Moon is in your 11th House of Community. You’re not very motivated to work now; instead, you might prefer to step outside of your comfort zone and explore new territory. Luckily, your friends will probably rise to the occasion and support your recreational plans, even if they think your idea of fun is a bit unusual. Be flexible and meet them halfway, if necessary, so you can experience the camaraderie of communing with your tribe.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Instead of accepting anyone else’s authority today, take charge of your life the best way you see fit. Although others may be fully capable of contributing their expertise, your applicable knowledge gives you a distinct edge. Luckily, you can surprise everyone now with your superior organizational skills. Don’t be afraid to let people know what your plan is prior to your implementation. Adopting a more inclusive approach makes it easier for friends and family to help you reach your goals.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You want to run away from your current responsibilities and escape to somewhere that no one can find you now. But it’s not as if you’re feeling like your regular down-to-earth self today as the Moon opposes imaginative Neptune in your 9th House of Adventure. Nevertheless, your daydreams can serve a therapeutic purpose; you don’t have to travel anywhere exotic in order to feel relief. There’s no need to integrate your flights of fancy with the real world as long as you keep track of which is which.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’re yearning to break out of a stagnant relationship pattern, but you have enough common sense now to bide your time and see what develops. Nevertheless, you’re not likely to negotiate away your independence and won’t be happy unless you express your personal freedom. Others will be more open to compromise if you show up with warmth and honesty. Your self-reliance is admirable, but beware of the emotional cost of striking out on your own.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may believe you can drift along in a current relationship as it is, yet your friend or lover might want more of a commitment than you prefer to make today. But discussing uncomfortable issues isn’t your cup of tea, even if your partner seems to thrive on the conversation. If you acquiesce without expressing your needs, you could set a bad precedence for the future. Don’t just give in to someone’s demands to avoid an awkward discussion; you have a lot to learn now by exploring your resistance, instead.

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