To Induce You will need:
1/2 oz carrier oil 12 drops bergamot 3 drops lavender 3 drops cypress
Directions: In 1/2 oz of carrier oil (I used apricot kernel, sweet almond would also be good),
mix 12 drops of bergamot, 3 drops lavender and 3 drops cypress.
To increase the benefits of your sleep, apply a few drops behind your ears, spreading the excess out over
your jawline. Do this immediately before bed.
This is a good oil blend for people who have trouble falling asleep at night,
or for people who sleep restlessly.
DREAMING IN THE GARDEN SPELL
Dreams can be merely entertaining or intense and prophetic.
Many natural aids to dreaming can be found in the garden.
If you want peaceful dreams that are relaxing, place a vase of jasmine by your bed.
If you are having nightmares and wish them stopped, place morning glories in the vase instead.
If you need to learn something in a dream, place a bay leaf under your pillow and ask for the knowledge.
If you just want nice dreams, use a sachet of lavender.
If you want to send a psychic dream to a loved one, blow the seeds off the top of a dandelion in his or her
direction and project your wish, then go right to sleep.
If you want your dreams to come true, you can do one of two spells.
At midnight on a Friday, in silence, gather nine small non spiny holly leaves and wrap them in a cloth.
Place them under your pillow, make your wish, and go to sleep. Your dreams will come true.
Another ancient spell is to scatter marigold flowers under your bed, make your wish, and then say:
Wish I want and wish I may
Come to me through dream so fair
Come by night and come by day
Come, thou wish, and ride thee here
DREAM PROTECTION SPELL
You Need: 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (or another fruit juice) 1 tablespoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil 1 light weight cauldron (a glass bowl works too)
1 piece of paper 1 black pen 2 black or red candles (1 of each works best)
Mix the lemon juice, sea salt, and oil into your cauldron.
Place the cauldron in front of you on the floor.
Sit comfortably and place the candles beside the cauldron (red on left, black on right.)
Rip the piece of paper in half then set it aside.
Light both candles, left one first. Now close your eyes and visualize a sphere.
In the middle of the sphere, visualize yourself stuck inside, trying to get out.
See the black and red candles burning around you. Watch as the candles spin around you,
getting faster each time they pass. Then see yourself magickally being released.
On one piece of paper, draw a picture of what you saw. On the other, write down your biggest fear.
Light both pieces of paper on fire, using the black for the written half, red for the drawing.
Then throw them into your cauldron.
Take the cauldron outside and pour it (paper and all) into a hole in the ground.
Cover the hole with dirt. The spell is done
You can create your own, albeit more modest but nevertheless magickal, world tree in your garden.
You can use any tree or a large bush as long as it has plenty of branches. Indoors, you can use a large ornamental tree or bush. Alternatively, use large, stripped-wood branches indoors or set them in soil. Wherever it is located, your magickal tree acts as a protective force to repel harm from your property.
You can start the tree with just one or two items. You will need some of the following:
- A witch ball or coloured-glass fishing float that reflects the garden and shines in sunlight. These are both protective and empowering. Witch balls resemble huge Christmas baubles and come from the American folk tradition. You can make one by painting a glass sphere with metallic paint or buy one from a New Age shop or website. You can also find them sold as disco ballls in gift stores.
- Fishing floats made of transparent glass are on sale in antique stores or garage sales, but increasingly in gift shops and houseware stores. Hang two or three of these from the tree. You can use rope with three fishing floats, each of a different coloured glass on a tree.
- Mirrors. These need only be small to reflect the flow of the life force round the garden and repel all harm. You can use ordinary round mirrors or Chinese lucky Bagua mirrors that display the old Chinese symbols for eight natural forces that together energize the universe and our lives. Convex ones that curve outwards are especially protective.
- Outdoors, nets of seeds and nuts or fat balls bring wild birds to the tree. This is especially important if the tree itself is not living.
- Symbols of fertility and prosperity. Fill small raffia baskets with long handles with coins, sparkling crystals like yellow citrine and clear crystal quartz or dried herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme that bring abundance to the garden and your herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme that bring abundance to the garden and your home. You can often buy ornamental baskets set with wooden or ceramic fruits and flowers.
- Small metal birds (you can sometimes buy them made of recycled metal). They will gleam in the light and encourage positive change and the free-flowing life.
- Feathers on cords to encourage positive change and the free-flowing life force.
- Seasonal flowers, again especially important if the tree itself is not living. These can be weaved into circles or used as garlands secured with twine. Keep these fresh and replace regularly.
- Sun catchers, crystals or polished glass stones on chains.
- Ribbons tied on the tree for different washes. Secure the ribbon with three knots on to the tree and make your wish. Use ribbons that are not synthetic.
In the Norse tradition, Yggdrassil, the world tree, supported the nine realms of existence. At the top was Asgard, the home of the Aesir, the principle deities, led by Odin and his consort Frigg. This level also contained Vanaheim, the kingdom of the wind, fertility and sea Gods, with whom the Aesir fashioned an uneasy peace, and Alfheim, home of the light elves. On the middle level was Midgard, the land of the humans. They shared this level with Jotunheim, the land of the frost giants and Nidavellir, the realmo of the dwarves, who guarded their treasure and made artefacts for the deities. The lowest realm was divided between Niflheim and Hel, realms of the dead and Svartalafheim, home of the dark elves.
In Eastern Europe as well as in Asia the mythological world tree was considered the axis of the world with the pole star at the top. Shamans, the magickal priests or healers of indigenous peoples worldwide, climb this tree in a trance to reach other realms. Look up through the branches of a very tall tree on a starry night and you will see how this belief came into being.
The tree appears in numerous creation myths. In one Maori legend, the tree was the first thing to appear at creation and on it grew countless buds that contained all created life. A number of Native North American creation myths tell how the first humans climbed pine or fir trees from the underworld and broke through on to the Earth. In Viking myth the first man was fashioned by Odin and his brothers from an ash (Aesc) and the first woman from an elm tree (Embla). The gods found the trees while walking on the seashore.
Sacred and magickal trees are found in the religious and mythology of almost every culture. Trees form the link between earth and sky, because they have their roots in soil and their branches in the air and were originally regarded as a creative form of the Earth Mother.
In early forms of religion, people believed that trees were themselves deities, a belief that gradually gave way to the idea that the spirits of deities or nature essences lived within the tree. In Japan, temples have been built around sacred trees for more than two thousand years. Here it is believed that mononoke, the magickal life force, is concentrated in trees and rocks. The Japanese Cryptomeria and the evergreen sakaki trees are especially rich in this force and are often used for building sacred shrines. The tree itself is incorporated into the central pillar so the indwelling power of the nature deity night bless the site.
In parts of Sweden until quite recently, a guardian tree, often elm, ash or lime, was planted close to farms or small settlements and it was forbidden to tak even a leaf from this tree. Pregnant women used to embrace the tree to ensure an easy delivery.
Trees have also been associated from Africa to Eastern Europe with the spirits of fertility, who regulated rain, sunshine and good harvests. In Germany and France, in some agricultural areas, a large leafy branch or even a whole tree, decorated with corn ears or the last corn sheaf, adorns the last wagon of the harvest. It was traditionally set on the roof of the farmhouse or barn for a year to ensure future good harvest.
In India, sacred trees are still visited in order to ask for blessings, especially for fertility, from the indwelling spirit or deity; food and flowers are left at the tree shrine and offering ribbons are tied to the tree.
The Celtic Druids worshipped not in temples, but in groves of trees. These natural sites may have predated the Celts by thousands of years; and still in Wales, Brittany and Cornwall the trees are hung with ribbons, trinkets and petitions for healing and blessings.
Daily Goddess Devotion
When I awaken from my sleep,
Fear holds deep within my heart;
I know not if it was a dream,
Or if these things will someday start.
Men dressed in armor I can see,
As souls cry out from all around;
Lost as if they no know why,
As blood rises from the ground.
Visions fade from within my eyes,
Seeking to know: is it future or is it past;
For how can I know what lies within;
Is it a dream or time unmasked.
I ask the Goddess protect our way,
Cover us in Her love and to hold us near,
For in Her light we are truly blessed;
We shall stand as one and show no fear.
Let the world see us for who we are,
For we have not lost our way;
Goddess Mother guide us on,
Show us how to stand and stay.
Heal the hearts of mortal man,
By Earth, Fire, Rain and Wind;
And unto the world our light weâ€™ll give,
The Energy of peace together send.
Copyright Â© 11292011
This morning it’s Ehwaz of Tyr’s Aett pronounced “ay-wawz” or Ehwo “ay-woh” (E: Horse or two horses) Transportation. May represent a horse, car, plane, boat or other vehicle. Movement and change for the better. Gradual development and steady progress are indicated. Harmony, teamwork, trust, loyalty. An ideal marriage or partnership. Confirmation beyond doubt the meanings of the runes around it.
The Horse slowly moves her load. She doesn’t hurry, the road is long. Movement. Gradual but steady change. Your new life-style may look like a long road. It may be connected with real travel or with a change of job or house. Success won’t come quickly, so don’t hurry. It will arise naturally as a result of steady progress. The horse can carry a load and this means taking on board a duty or burden involving service to others, but this will bring you personal success.
Ehwaz Reversed or Merkstave: This is not really a negative rune. A change is perhaps craved. Feeling restless or confined in a situation. Reckless haste, disharmony, mistrust, betrayal. (Note: the reversed or merkstave definitions are included only for reference as they apply to a multi-rune cast and not to a single rune that’s drawn blind from the pouch)
As with all, take only what feels right to you and disregard the rest.
**a portion of today’s rune meaning/description was kindly provided by Ingrid Halvorsen at sunnyway.com and used here with her gracious permission**
In the Light…
“Music is a release from the tyranny of conscious thought”
— Kevin Burke
Insanity is inherited, you get it from your kids…
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
53: A Steady Pace
Saturday, January 29th, 2011
General Meaning: Like an ancient old-growth forest — where the subtle play of light, texture and shadows is the product of a process measured in centuries and inches — most things of lasting value develop gradually, at their own pace. The ability to learn from experience — one of humanity’s greatest capacities — implies constant yet gradual progress. The combination of stillness within and determination without are the essence of this dynamic. Good things sometimes sprout quickly; the truly delightful take much longer.
The principle of gradual development applies also to human relationships. For love and marriage or any important partnership to endure, progress must be slow but steady: slow enough to allow for the bonds to knit properly; steady enough to keep moving in the right direction.
You can’t expect to have everything all at once. Development must be allowed to take its proper course and allotted time; events must neither be rushed nor manipulated, but allowed to unfold naturally. In this way, you will come to enjoy long-lasting relationships and achieve success.
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Goddess
What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness — so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony.
The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.
The friendly Sagittarius Moon inspires us to put our best foot forward and to interact with others in a good-natured manner. Normally we become more easygoing during this period as we sidestep the details in favor of considering the overall picture. Fortunately, the Moon’s supportive sextile to taskmaster Saturn helps us follow through on what we start. Luckily, satisfaction is within reach when the Moon joins sweet Venus later in the evening.
On one level it seems as if everything is going your way today, but there is more happening than is apparent. Others see you as competent and your actions as straightforward, but you may be more uncertain than they realize. It’s okay that you have a lot going on within the realms of your imagination now. Your dreams are motivational, as long as you continue to clearly distinguish between reality and fantasy.
There’s a lot to finish at work today and you’re determined to deliver on what you promised. Push as hard as you can early in the day, for you may grow weary sooner than you expect. Fortunately, you are able to handle everything that is being thrown at you, even if you inadvertently get involved in more than you should. But remember to take some time off once you complete your tasks; being extra nice to yourself this evening is a just reward for a job well done.
Someone may come to your rescue today, whether you need the assistance or not. But in any case, accepting help is wise because it can deepen the bond of friendship. Don’t worry if another person’s involvement actually reduces your efficiency. Ultimately, it’s not about increasing your production; it’s about improving your relationships.
Performing your job well feels exceptionally satisfying today. You don’t even need acknowledgment from others; the fruit of your labor is reward enough for you now. But fulfillment may be elusive if you think that you should be pursuing a different line of work. Fortunately, opportunities are lurking right at the edge of your awareness, and if you are clever enough you could turn one of them into a new direction in your current career.
Although you could sail through the day with a smile on your face, it’s just as easy to channel your positive attitude into a creative endeavor. Either way, it’s an uplifting time, but you might as well have something to show off when all is said and done. Don’t be tempted to isolate yourself from everyone else; working with others now can lead you in an unexpected direction.
You cannot approach your work in the same manner as you did earlier in the week, for the old methods are not as effective anymore. Thankfully, you could get inspired and come up with an entirely new and original way of doing your job. Don’t worry if your idea is the best one or not. For now, just trying something different may be enough to break the ice and stir the energy in a slightly different direction.
You could find yourself on a creative roll today, but you’ll have to take a risk in order to get the most from it. It’s important to keep yourself motivated, for if you become lazy, you might miss a significant opportunity. Forget about the tried and true path to success. If you want to accomplish something extraordinary now, you must set your comfort aside, step out of the box and do something you’ve never done before.
This could be a much better day than you anticipated as something nice comes your way. Of course, any unexpected pleasant experience would be welcome, but finding a bargain, receiving a cash windfall or making a new friend could have a lasting positive impact on your life. However, you must be in a receptive frame of mind or the good news might pass you by unnoticed.
The Moon’s conjunction with lovely Venus in your sign this evening is a harbinger of love, money and pleasure. Naturally, these are all wonderful possibilities, but sweet experiences won’t automatically manifest in your life unless you set the stage for their expression. Your acts of generosity will be returned, but probably not quite as you expect.
You may be feeling good today, but it’s difficult to put your finger on the source of your optimism. It’s as if you know something positive is going to happen, but you don’t know what it is or why you are so sure of it. Don’t waste a lot of time trying to analyze your instincts now; instead, act as if your hunch is correct. Your belief may be enough to alter your future.
The Moon’s current visit to your 11th House of Friends and Associates can light up your social calendar. Her evening conjunction with stylish Venus may actually improve your popularity, but not if you seem too pushy, so don’t try too hard to be included. You could exude more power than you realize now and your assertive style might seem aggressive unless you consciously tone down your behavior. A low-key approach makes you more desirable at this time.
On the surface, it appears to be all about your career now, but the winds of fate are blowing from unusual directions and can carry you toward an unexpected destination. Fortunately, the outcome is likely to be better than you think, so don’t resist the shifting currents. Keep your spirits up; even if you’re heading into unknown territory, your thoughts are creating your tomorrow before it arrives.
Well it’s been awhile since I talked to any of you. I hope everyone is have a great life and also healthy. We finally got over the creeping crud. That was terrible, I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. Hubby got laid off last week. Had to stop and think it seems like forever ago. Needless to say there goes the new car fund. Did I tell you about my recent car purchase?
My daughter threw a fit, I needed a car, I needed a car! (If you remember hubby totalled my Explorer, which he hated to start with). Anyway, I live in Ky and had been talking to several dealers around here and I was approved for another Explorer. Well out of the clear blue, here comes daughter and she has been talking to this man all the way up in St. Louis about a wonderful car. It was a car that was owned by one of the big companies up there and it was perfect. Yeah, right! We had to go right now, someone else was going to buy it. Yeah, right! Anyway we drove for almost 3 hours to this car lot. I was still wondering why we couldn’t buy a car back in KY. Her answer was, “all those dealers there try to screw you!” Okay! We got to the car lot and come to find out the car was a Ford Escort. I drove it, she drove it. Brother did she put the pressure on. I told my hubby, I ought to had come right out and said “NO.” But considering how far we drove and the car did drive good “at the time.” So we signed all the papers and off we went. The car made it back to KY fine. It ran like a gem for several months. Well winter was coming on and I decided to have the radiator flushed and the oil changed (this was about the 4th oil change, I don’t drive and drive a car without proper maintenance done on it). Well the old radiator flush did the car in. About three days later, the car started leaking water like a faucet and running hot, hot, hot. I took it to my cousin’s garage and come to find out, the car had been doctored with Liquid Glass and the transmission was also doctored with sawdust. In other words, I had been screwed. When I found this out, I stopped making payments on the car (this was last March). Well the salesman that sold me the car got fired. There was a new guy that took over all his accounts. The old boy called me and tried to sound like he was in authority and intimidating (he didn’t know me at the time). First of all, he started talking to me and then he wanted to know what the owner thought and he needed to talk to the owner anyway. I told the dumbass, I was the owner. He asked me what we planned on doing about the car. I told him since the car lot sold me a doctored car, I think he needs to send me money for another motor (Yeah, in my wildest dreams). He said the car wasn’t worth coming all the way down here to get it. Then I told him just to release the title and I will be happy and that would also take care of his problem. The minute I found out what had been done to the car was the minute I quit paying on it. I been in the repair business of cars and what they done to that car to sell it was about as low as you can go. So I went to the bank and opened up a savings account with the money that was supposed to go for the payment. That was my car fund money. So I guess with hubby being laid off, that will turn into my survival money till we get an unemployment check. I think the thing that really gripes my rump is that he seems not to care if we come up with another car or not. I want a nice car or SUV to travel in. He keeps hollering he is going to retire. He came through the other day murmuring about retirement. I asked him what he said, he said he has it figured out, he can draw two years unemployment and then he will be ready to retire. I don’t honestly believe I can put up with him when he retires. My daughter and I talk about it and she keeps telling me he has changed because of that bad wreck he had. I told her I know one thing that is going to change, she is going to have someone living in that summer cottage they got up there in the middle of Fall. I know when we first got married having him home was fun and I loved it. But now, things have changed. There is a lot of water under the bridge.
I am sorry I didn’t mean to rain on your parade today. He decides to go on unemployment for 2 years and then retire, I am starting a section called “The Reasons I Have Not Murdered Him Today.” The only thing, it will be a very short list. Have a great one!
Blessings to you and yours!