This Mexican spell pacifies abusive ment.
- Measure the entire length of his body with one single length of red ribbon.
- Slice the top off a candle and carve the bottom so that the wick is exposed.
- Dress, carve, and charge this candle.
- Tie the ribbon around the center of the candle and burn it upside down.
A woman’s power thrives in the presence of living rosemary. Grow abundant quantities in your garden or in pots in your home.
Large ritual fires and bonfires also supply divinatory information. Capnomancy divines using images appearing in the smoke of ritual fires. Enhances the divinatory power by burning herbs associated with psychic vision: mugwort, wormwood, Syrian rue (harmel), diviner’s sage.
A slightly different version observes which part of the fan burns versus which part doesn’t.
- Fold paper into an accordion-style fan.
- Write desires or choices on each fold of the fan.
- Place the paper in a fireproocc receptacle and set it alight.
- only light the paper once should the flame go out without burning the paper in its entirety, analyze remaining words versus destroyed words to receive your oracle.
Should the entire fan go up in smoke, this is an extremely auspicious siign, a blessing on your future plans.
Flames may be interpreted without candles or containers, although even greater fire safety vigilance must be maintained: a Slavic method creates and then burns a paper fan.
- Fold paper into an accordion-style fan.
- Stand it up in a vertical direction.
- Set it on fire.
- The oracle is received by interpreting the flames as well as shadows cast.
‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Haven’t you heard someone say, after experiencing something either good or bad, “I knew it was going to be that way.” And perhaps the conviction was very strong that certain conditions would take a definite turn. But much of the time we say it not out of conviction, but resignedly, agreeing beforehand that something will be a certain way, and usually with dire overtones.
It used to be believed that we had no power to control anything coming to us. We were mere victims of circumstances, almost like stones waiting to be kicked aside. But we were taught, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.”
We must not be so presumptuous as to believe we know everything there is to know about the workings of the mind. But we attract a great many of our problems simply by dwelling on them in our thoughts.
Premonition, or “knowing” things are going to be a certain way, is merely giving us a little time to head off the trouble. Such things should be a challenge, not an accepted rule. “Know” better until you believe it into conviction and into being.
Available online! ‘Cherokee Feast of Days’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.
Elder’s Meditation of the Day – March 6
“And there are Four Corners of the Earth that we talk about, the Four Colors of people, and the Four Winds. You see the winds-they are spirits.”
–Grandfather William Commanda, ALGONQUIN
The Elders teach us about the four directions. If we learn about direction, we also learn about attention, about focus, and about power. Each direction has spiritual power. In the morning, go outside, face the East and get still; then, listen to your thoughts. After you have done this for a while, turn and face the West. Get quiet once again and listen to your thoughts. Did your thinking change when you changed direction?
Great Spirit, teach me the power of the four directions.
March 6 – Daily Feast
Remember when you do anything, there will be someone that will find fault, no matter what you do. The pleasure of an unhappy person is to find something wrong in others to salve his own discontent. The Cherokees believe that tests sharpen their wit and help them a s qua dv, win or triumph over opposite powers. It would be beneath them to accept criticism as something they must overcome. The Cherokees flick it off like to si, pesky mosquitos. We all try to understand our differences of opinion, to care what effect we cause in other people. But the bane of anyone’s existence is ignorance – our own. We want more than anything to correct what we know is wrong. And what we find wrong in others may be a reflection of our own wrongs.
~ May the white man and the Indian speak truth to each other today. ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
The rune for today is Raidho, or Rad (R: Wagon or chariot.) Travel, both in physical terms and those of lifestyle direction. A journey, vacation, relocation, evolution, change of place or setting. Seeing a larger perspective. Seeing the right move for you to make and deciding upon it. Personal rhythm, world rhythm, dance of life. Birds fly south, but return in the spring to their native places. Travel far and you can bring together many threads in your life. The situation most important for you now is probably to do with traveling – either a journey you are already making or one which you wish to make. Another important concern is your desire to connect and communicate with people who are far away. Often, the goal of this kind of travel is an event or an achievement which you attain at the end of the journey. For example, this may be some kind of knowledge which you wish to attain. This rune reminds you that the final purpose of all traveling is to integrate new experience with past experience and get a better sense of your life, so that you see yourself in a wider perspective. If you forget this purpose, you may easily lose yourself in new impressions and become ambiguous and confused. You may feel a need to divide your efforts into several areas in order to succeed with a number of different concerns. The main thing is not to separate but to unify different parts of your life by taking into account new possibilities and understanding.
Raidho Reversed or Merkstave: Crisis, rigidity, stasis, injustice, irrationality. Disruption, dislocation, demotion, delusion, possibly a death.
As with all, take what resonates with you and disregard the rest.
**a portion of today’s rune meaning/description was kindly provided by Ingrid at sunnyway.com and used here with her gracious permission**
“Music is a release from the tyranny of conscious thought”
— Kevin Burke
Insanity is inherited, you get it from your kids…