Crafting The Spell: Laying The Groundwork

Spells function best when some sort of context exists for them in which to manifest. Have you acted in the physical world to work on the situation you intend to address with a spell? Spells will not solve your problems for you. They will help, but leaving them to function without putting any other effort in on your end reduces the chances of the spell coming to successful fruition. Would you cast a spell to pass an exam for an area of study with which you had no experience? What would be the point of that?

Crafting The Spell: A Need or Desire

A need or desire has every right to be met, whether it’s a need for a scholarship to enable you to study at the postgraduate level, or a desire for the traffic light to change so that you can cross the intersection to walk on the sunny side of the street. That need or desire is, the first requirement in order for a spell to exist. If you don’t have a need or a desire, don’t waste your time. Spellcraft isn’t something to pass the hours, or an art to practice on a whim. It’s a powerful force for transformation and change, requiring your dedication and involvement. Crafting and casting a spell requires time, focus, great concentration and energy, and if you’re doing it on a whim, you’re going to a lot of trouble for nothing. Emotion is one of the key concepts that powers a spell, and a whim just doesn’t have the depth of emotion required. In addition, there’s the issue of responsibility. If you ask for it, you’re responsible for it.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 27th is 23: Splitting Apart

23: Splitting Apart

Hexagram 23

 General Meaning: All is not what it seems. Sometimes, reality is like a hall of mirrors. Intrigues multiply like summer flies, and there are signs of discontent all around. This is a time of illusion and disillusion, disintegration, distrust and deception.

When you find yourself trapped in a hall of mirrors, sometimes it is necessary to retrace your steps. Return to the familiar; take solace in what is firm and secure. There is no blame in holding back on progress now; indeed, it is your responsibility to keep your strength intact for the period of resurrection, which follows disintegration as surely as dawn follows the night.

Discretion is the better part of valor. Good timing is especially important. Learn to focus on the essence of the problem and choose the proper moments for action, thereby avoiding futile effort. Be particularly attentive at such a time as this for changes that signal it’s time to retreat.

In the realm of personal relations, disillusionment is generally painful and confusing. When in the midst of such a phase, it is wise to avoid undertaking any bold new moves, and it is especially important not to jump to conclusions.

Your Daily Number for May 27th: 5

Passion, romance, and unexpected changes color your world today. An unforeseen trip may be necessary, or a last minute invitation could be extended. You’re longing for excitement, which is fine, as long as you exercise a bit of discipline and don’t let self-indulgent tendencies get the better of you.

Fast Facts

About the Number 5

Theme: Resourceful, Adventure, Speculation, Travel

Astro Association: Taurus

Tarot Association: Hierophant

Today’s Tarot Card for May 27th is The Lovers

The Lovers

This Tarot Deck: African Tarot

General Meaning: Although it has taken on a strictly romantic revision of meaning in some modern decks, traditionally the Lovers card of Tarot reflected the challenges of choosing a partner. At a crossroads, one cannot take both paths. The images on this card in different decks have varied more than most, because we have had so many ways of looking at sex and relationships across cultures and centuries.

Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures.

Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the Fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice — the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship — instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.

Weekend Lunar Love Horoscopes for May 27 – 29

Weekend Love: Lunar Love

by Jeff Jawer

Be In the Moment

May 27 – 29

The weekend begins with a “live for the moment” attitude with the Moon speeding through spontaneous Aries on Friday and Saturday. This lunar placement provides a spark for those stuck in a dull relationship or people looking to meet someone new. The beauty of this restless Aries Moon is that it encourages us to think less and act more. Sure, there are some mistakes that can come from that kind of approach, however, when it comes to matters of the heart it may be better to play the game awkwardly than to sit on the fence and not do anything at all. There’s a sense of immediacy that helps us know what we want without having to over-analyze our intentions.

Don’t let doubt or despair get in the way on Friday as the Moon’s hard aspects with planetary tough guys Saturn and Pluto will be behind us by sundown. A lack of lunar connections makes Saturday a kind of free day when we are less bound by limitations and rules. Explore new people and places, or take a partner somewhere he or she has never been before. Instead of trying to control events, it’s helpful to follow our instincts and see where they lead us.

On Sunday morning, the Moon enters earthy Taurus, slowing down the emotional pace and inviting a bit of self-indulgence. Breakfast in bed or a sumptuous brunch fills the belly and warms the heart. There’s less need for explanations now as the Moon’s message is to simply enjoy the delights of the senses in all their delicious forms.

Your Daily Horoscopes for May 27th

The independent Aries Moon encourages us to express ourselves, and her conjunction with electric Uranus adds a sense of urgency to our needs. However, being direct isn’t necessarily the fastest way to reach satisfaction, since the Moon’s square to shrewd Pluto increases the emotional complexity and her opposition to austere Saturn decreases the support we receive from others. Meanwhile, an eccentric Mercury-Uranus semisquare wires us for change.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You have a short temper today with the Moon in reactionary Aries, and your shoot-from-the-hip delivery could turn a sticky situation into a real problem. Fortunately, a little common sense will go a long way to prevent a meltdown over a misunderstanding that won’t matter much in the long run. If you get caught up in the heat of the moment and have to express your feelings, at least minimize the potential damage by accepting responsibility for your role in the current situation.



Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Although you may be required to work with someone whose long-term goals are not the same as yours, at least try to see things from an open-minded perspective. Rather than letting your frustration explode in an unpleasant interaction now, take the high road by acknowledging that your differences don’t have to impact your cooperation in a negative way. You can still be true to yourself today while putting patience ahead of insecurity.



Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

An ongoing imbalance of power could rear its ugly head today. You might feel as if others are secretly working against you, yet no one comes out and says anything directly. Your best response to this uncomfortable situation is to remain as optimistic as you can, even if you grow more irritated throughout the day. Relying on your natural flexibility and sidestepping the conversations you want to avoid now should ultimately work in your favor.



Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Expressing negativity isn’t always appropriate, yet showing your anger today could be a sign of strength. Sometimes your first impulse is to emotionally withdraw, leading to a passive-aggressive reaction. However, your stress can quickly push you to the edge now, provoking you to lose control if you aren’t aware of your own inner process. Denying your feelings only frustrates you faster, so share your concerns without getting hooked by your attachment to what other people think.



Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Although you may not like what’s happening today, you probably don’t believe that the current problem is really yours. Nevertheless, from a cosmic perspective, everyone is performing a role in your personal drama and it’s annoying if the actors in your script are working against your efforts. Even if others seem disgruntled, keep bringing your focus back to your feelings. Ironically enough, once you take responsibility for your part, the erratic energy should begin to settle down.



Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

A stressed-out workmate may not act nicely toward you today, yet it’s still wise to discuss what’s going on, rather than avoiding confrontation. But there’s no need to force the issue because the truth will come to the surface now with or without your intervention. But if you decide to push things along by talking about someone’s irritating behavior, be direct and get right to the point. Properly considered words can effectively act as healing agents if delivered with good intentions and kindness.



Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Others are hard to read today. You may go out of your way to be nice to someone, but your amicable behavior seems to increase your frustration and your uncertainty. The friendlier you are, the worse you feel now. Trust your instincts, even if you don’t have the facts to support them. But don’t start a fight without a real opponent; shadowboxing won’t lead to a solution and will only tired you out. Wait until you have more information before confronting anyone with the truth.



Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may want to do your job in a new and different way today, but the dynamics seem more complicated because something or someone is blocking your path. Powerful emotions are lurking just under the surface and you’re concerned that they could sidetrack your day. Although you might get drawn into a conflict if you’re not careful, you would be wiser to keep your nose clean for now. Wait until the intensity settles down before shaking up the status quo.



Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

All would be fine today, but someone may not be playing according to your rules. It feels as if a raincloud is moving in on your big game, even though it’s still sunny. Don’t let fear dampen your enthusiasm. Instead of trying to outrun bad weather, head off developing problems by facing negativity directly. Avoiding blame now will have a positive impact on the final outcome.


Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The feisty Aries Moon battles with unrelenting Pluto, raising concerns about how your personal story is unfolding and who controls your destiny. Your strong resolve can block out some of the tension, but purposefully remaining unaware of it only deepens the problem. It’s counterproductive to avoid conflict today, so bring any differences out into the open. Confrontation may be inevitable now, but healthy compromise offers a lasting solution to the current stress.



Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your life is a bit hectic today and things could fall apart unless you pay close attention to your immediate environment. You prefer to play your cards when you’re ready, but may be forced to play them according to someone else’s strategy. Don’t panic; it may be smarter to walk away from the table and return to the game after you have collected your thoughts. Your strategy will improve when your feelings are not being pulled all over the place.



Pisces Horoscope

Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Being caught up in a wave of social activism may not help your personal life, but it can still be a good thing. If your compassion leads you to spending time with people who think like you, go ahead and ride the surge while it lasts. However, this might be a short-lived passion for you, even if it’s a lifelong commitment for others. Don’t resist your feelings, your current journey can teach you something important about your place in the world.

Let me apologize for Today’s Postings

I will try to make this as brief as possible. I am going to put the Daily Horoscopes, Tarot and Runes on today. I just hate that I am running so late in doing so.  I woke up this morning ready to go and get everything done. Then I got hit in the face by a brick, my husband of almost 30 years walked off and left me. Apparently for a younger woman, which is hilarious considering I am ten years younger than him. So I laid down in the floor and cried myself back to sleep. I woke up about 30 minutes ago with good sense now. I realize I have a lot to get done. One of the most important is getting my car running. It broke down last year and a couple of months ago, my husband told me why. The mean, vicious “person” had put a curse on it. He hated the car, was mad because I bought it and cursed it. I ought to have seen then what a loving, sweet person he was but dumb bunny me, let it go. Now I am up the creek without a paddle. I have no family they have all passed on. I do have two children but I am not bothering them with my problems. I know my husband might be a Druid but I believe I am one hell of a stronger witch than he will ever be. After I do my internet postings, I am going to remove the curse from my car, jump it and air up a tire. Good thing I use to work in an automotive repair shop not as a mechanic though. I feel like I was born in a garage. But I wanted to let you know what was going on and have a little patience with me please. I know things around here are going to get tight. I have a huge house payment and utilities to boot. So to keep the luxuries like the internet (and to keep me from going crazy), you might see a donation’s button pop up. I hate to do it but we have to do things we don’t want to do occasionally. And right now, I am getting ready to do a lot of things I shouldn’t but I am. I have been a good witch long enough as far as my marriage goes and now I am getting ready to turn into the nasty witch of the west. There is a lot more you don’t know and evidentially I will tell it but right now just bear with me. And please don’t think I am terrible for turning into the nasty witch as far as my ex goes.

Well you are up dated on my life, I am off to get the horoscopes and see what kind of day I was supposed to have. I hope everyone has a great day and enjoy your three-day weekend.

Blessings to you and yours!