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.