Lady A’s Spell of the Day for June 30 is Summer Ritual for a Sunny Will

Adapted from Witch in the Kitchen, by Cait Johnson.Good will is certainly a concept to ponder. How many of us can truly say we have it?

Now, as warm colors and blazing vitality evoke the power of the will, we can align ourselves with our deepest, best selves with this simple, ancient ritual. After all, summer invites us to think of ways we can harness our immense fiery will in order to give something unique and meaningful to the world, knowing that when we do the things we most love to do we nourish ourselves and others, for the good of all.

This just takes a sunny day and a little birdseed. And it is such a joyful way to celebrate the sun and our own capacity for a truly good will:

Go to a place where wild birds are known to congregate (if you’re a city-dweller, pigeons will do just fine). Stand facing the sun. Close your eyes and imagine that the golden sunlight is streaming into your solar plexus, your will center. Now visualize that you are beaming that golden light back to the sun as you say:

I will to will Thy will.

Now, carefully sprinkle the birdseed around yourself in as perfect a circle as you can, and say:

May my will grow lighter, to feed the world. Now it is done.

Step outside the circle and find a place to sit quietly and observe. Watch as the birds discover and feed themselves with your gift. As each bird takes flight after its meal, visualize your will center growing more light and generous and warm.

Crystal of the Day for June 30 is Bornite

Crystal of the Day


 Bornite is known as Peacock Ore in the gemstone trade, because this stone produces a rainbow of blues, turquoises, gold and greens in its copper red colour. Bornite aids the flow of adrenaline in the body and protects against cerebral haemorrhage and heart attacks. This stone may also be used to lower fevers and diminish swelling. Its healing powers spread out to the female reproductive organs, and protect pregnant women and their unborn children, and it also harmonises menstruation. Bornite protects its wearer against negative energy and can be an incredible help during the re-birthing process. This stone stimulates happiness and communication as well.

Herb of the Day for June 30 is Date Palm

Herb of the Day

Date Palm

Gender:  Masculine

Planet:  Sun

Element:  Air

Deities:  Taht, Apollo, Artemis, Hecate, Isis, Ra

Powers:  Fertility, potency

Magickal uses:  The date palm is a celebrated fertility tree, owing to the tremendous amount of fruits produced by it. Thusly, dates or pieces of palm leaves are worn or carried for this purpose dates are eaten to increase fertility, and the pits are carried by men who wish to regain sexual potency.

Saint of the Day for June 30 is St. Gabriel, the Archangel

Saint of the Day

St. Gabriel, the Archangel

Feastday: September 29
Patron of communications workers

The name Gabriel means “man of God,” or “God has shown himself mighty.” It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he announced to Mary that she would bear a Son Who would be conceived of the Holy Spirit, Son of the Most High, and Saviour of the world. The feast day is September 29th. St. Gabriel is the patron of communications workers.

Deity of the Day for June 30 is Arawn

Deity of the Day


Welsh god of the underworld. Legend has it that the god Amaethon stole from him a dog, a lapwing and a roebuck, which led to the Battle of the Trees in which his forces were defeated. Another legend relates that Arawn persuaded the god Pwyll, to trade places with him for a year and a day. During which time Pwyll defeated Arawn’s rival, the god Hafgan for dominance of the underworld. Because Pwyll refrained for sleeping with Arawn’s wife during this time, the two became great friends. Arawn then bestowed on Pwyll the title “Lord of the Otherworld”.

Your Daily Influences for June 30

Your Daily Influences
June 30, 2011

Tarot Influence

Rune Influence

Charm Influence
The Eight of Wands
Things done hastily will prove to be poorly done. Think and plan before setting crucial actions into motion.
Laguz reversed foretells a period of stagnation, sensual numbness and lack of creativity.
Taurus The Bull
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is jealous, possessive, resentful, inflexible, self-indulgent and greedy. Keep a close eye on this person, because any jealousy they have toward you could have a negative impact on your future.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.

Your Animal Spirit for June 30 is The Fox

Your Animal Spirit for Today
June 30, 2011

your daily animal spirit for today


Fox medicine represents the ability to blend in. She can change colors to blend with the seasons—becoming almost invisible against a backdrop of snow or foliage. Fox also has an amazing sense of smell that enables her to sniff out dangerous situations. Be like a Fox—street smart and safety savvy—don’t call attention to yourself as today is a day of watch and wait.

Today’s Chakras for June 30

The Chakras represent the seven primary energy hubs in the body. Life force energy is constantly flowing in and out of these centers. Just as the cosmos is constantly changing, so too are the levels of energy absorbed and radiated by our Chakra centers. The graph below is a representation of the quantities of Chakra energies available today.


Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra represents energies associated with cosmic consciousness, spirituality, knowledge, wisdom and inner peace.
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra represents energies focused on both physical and spiritual vision. Psychic powers resonate from the Ajna Chakra, as well as your image of the Cosmos as a whole (the big picture) and the many nuances that make your journey unique.
Vishuddha – Throat Chakra is the energy center associated with communication and creativity. Your energy to express yourself verbally and creatively are derived from the Vishuddha Chakra.
Anahata – The Heart Chakra’s energy is concentrated on issues concerning your emotions. This energy fuels your power to love, feel compassion and maintain balance between disparate aspects of your being.
Manipura – The Power Chakra provides the energy that fuels our strength of will, individuality and sense of self-worth.
Svadhisthana – The Spleen or Sacral Chakra supplies the energy we use emotionally and sexually. This is the energy used to connect to others.
Muladhara – The Root or Base Chakra furnishes the energy used to create and maintain our foundation. This is the energy that keeps us on firm ground and provides us with the basic skills to uphold a place in the world.

The Planets Now for June 30

Position of the planets based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
08° 39′
in Cancer
01° 20′
in Cancer
27° 32′
in Cancer
25° 51′
in Gemini
06° 53′
in Gemini
04° 48′
in Taurus
10° 40′
in Libra
04° 36′
in Aries
00° 56′
in Pisces
05° 50′
in Capricorn
Conjunction: Moon Venus 5º
Conjunction: Sun Moon 7º
Opposition: Moon Pluto 4º
Opposition: Saturn Uranus 6º
Opposition: Sun Pluto 2º
Quincunx: Mars Pluto 1º
Semi-Sextile: Jupiter Uranus 0º
Semi-Sextile: Mars Jupiter 2º
Semi-Sextile: Mercury Venus 1º
Semi-Sextile: Sun Mars 1º
Sextile: Jupiter Neptune 3º
Sextile: Mars Uranus 2º
Sextile: Moon Jupiter 3º
Sextile: Neptune Pluto 4º
Sextile: Sun Jupiter 3º
Square: Mars Neptune 5º
Square: Moon Uranus 3º
Square: Saturn Pluto 4º
Square: Sun Saturn 2º
Square: Sun Uranus 4º
Square: Uranus Pluto 1º
Trine: Jupiter Pluto 1º
Trine: Mars Saturn 3º
Trine: Moon Neptune 0º
Trine: Venus Neptune 5º
The Sun in Cancer
While the Sun is in Cancer family and home are the primary influences. Affection between family members is likely to increase. Familial bonds are likely to strengthen. Now is an ideal time to make improvements that make home life more comfortable and safe for all. Feelings of concern and compassion for the plight of others beyond the family should be quite strong at this time. Many may use this time to retreat and revitalize physical and spiritual energies.

Sun Conjunct Moon
Being true to one’s self will provide needed answers. Solitude and introspection may prove to be beneficial.

Sun Sextile or Trine Jupiter
This is an ideal influence for both beginning and completing projects. The prospect of attaining one’s goals is excellent at this time.

Sun Opposition or Square Saturn
One’s picture of one’s self may be a bit muddled at this time. Self-doubt will dampen the spirit of many.

Sun Opposition or Square Uranus
This aspect flavors current conditions with a heightened willingness to take risks and pursue adventures. The urge to act impulsively will be strong in many. Unfortunately their impulsive actions may undermine their ability to maintain a stable lifestyle.

Sun Opposition or Square Pluto
For seekers of power this should be a favorable aspect. The desire to distinguish themselves from the field will be strong in some. The need to control situations may lead some to become fanatical about their pursuits.

Moon In Cancer
Emotions are likely to guide behavior. Passions may run so high in some that they will need to withdraw and reenergize. Many may display such wild mood swings that they leave those around them completely confused.

Moon Conjunct Venus
Extra attention is likely to be given to children and family at this time.

Moon Sextile or Trine Jupiter
Now is an excellent time to mend past grievances. Sincerity and warmth will serve one well.

Moon Opposition or Square Uranus
The need for adventure and risk is likely to be heightened during this aspect. Many will be so influenced by the powers of this aspect that taking on new challenges may become a short term addiction.

Moon Sextile or Trine Neptune
Avoiding chaotic situations is critical to maintaining a healthy balance and moving forward towards one’s goals.

Moon Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect is likely to strengthen deeper emotions and provide a time for an outpouring of one’s strongest passions.

Mercury In Cancer
Decisions are likely to be made with the heart and not the mind. Progress may be bogged down by a nostalgic outlook. Communication may suffer from the fear that to express one’s thoughts and feelings is to invite attack.


Venus In Gemini
Sexual energies are likely to be on the rise. Often they will be expressed in innocuous, good natured flirting, but sometimes the urge to exercise one’s sensuality may strongly influence behavior.

Venus Sextile or Trine Neptune
During this aspect many will find giving far more rewarding than receiving. The arts are likely to be very attractive as either a pursuit or experience or both.

Mars In Gemini
Short term projects are favored. The tendency to take on more than one project at a time could be strong, and should be managed to avoid taking on more than can be done. Mental labor is favored over physical labor.

Mars Sextile or Trine Saturn
Long term goals are favored by this aspect. The willingness to sacrifice and the determination to succeed will further ensure success will be realized.

Mars Sextile or Trine Uranus
This is an energizing, empowering aspect that favors those who act decisively. Generally, focusing on short term goals will produce positive results.

Mars Opposition or Square Neptune
The arts are likely to have a strong appeal during this aspect. Energies may be a bit low, so progress is more likely in when tackling short term projects that do not require large amounts of mental or physical energy.

Jupiter In Aries
Material gain and lifestyle security will be strong influences during this period. Many may take life much more seriously than they usually do. Tackling challenges from a practical approach is likely to yield positive results.

Jupiter Sextile or Trine Neptune
Maintaining an open mind to all possibilities is favored during this aspect.

Jupiter Sextile or Trine Pluto
Visions of what is possible on a grand scale are likely during this aspect. Those who set their goals according to their current vision are likely to do well.

Saturn In Libra
Intimacy may be more of a chore than a pleasure. Some will find their progress towards strengthening intimate bonds and attaining goals muted by feelings of inadequacy.

Saturn Opposition or Square Uranus
Those who aren’t afraid of a little hard work are favored by this aspect. Remaining focused and taking things seriously are likely to produce substantial rewards. The ability to quickly change to stay atop rapidly evolving circumstances is a very valuable asset at this time.

Saturn Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect may make it difficult to commit one’s self to anything beyond the moment at hand. However, those who do take on new goals will put the full force of their nature into achieving them.

Uranus In Aries
The astrological influence of Uranus is measured in increments of 7 years. What this means is that the effects of Uranus influence an entire generation. Day to day the Uranian influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Uranus is likely to be strikingly apparent.

Iconoclasm, independence and self-sufficiency are likely to be major themes during this period. Traditional values will be challenged. Those with a pioneering spirit will flourish.

Uranus Square Pluto
A mental restlessness and the need for complete personal freedom are possible influences of this aspect. In some the need for total autonomy may be so strong that they will challenge any attempt to subdue their independence.

Neptune In Pisces
Because Neptune takes approximately 14 years to move across Pisces its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Neptune in Pisces is likely to be strikingly apparent.

Gentleness, creativity, and the pursuit of spiritual truth are strong influences at this time. Many may find mysticism and unorthodox religions very attractive.

Neptune Trine Pluto
The exploration of spiritual issues is favored during this aspect. Introspection should lead many to better understand the underlying motives behind their behavior.

Pluto In Capricorn
Because Pluto takes approximately 15 years to move across Capricorn its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Pluto in Capricorn is likely to be strikingly apparent.

Strong economic gains can be made during this period. Pluto in Capricorn favors those who are able to make logical decisions and devise pragmatic solutions to the challenges before them.

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for June 30 is Creation

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Today


The Creation card suggest that your creative powers are at or near their peak and that the raw material from which you can craft new and lasting creations is all around you. The question is can you free your mind from your everyday routines to take advantage of this powerful moment in your life? As Eric Fromm said, “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” The full force of Creation can only be realized by those who are prepared to sacrifice the comfort concomitant with sticking to the tried and true.

As a daily card, Creation indicates your are currently bursting with creativity. Where others see chaos and waste, you see the stuff from which great things arise. If you have the courage to look beyond the comfort of your day to day life, you have the command to soar creatively at this time.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for June 30 is 42: Increase

42: Increase

Hexagram 42

General Meaning: Substantial progress and increasing prosperity is pointed to. In whatever forms it takes, periods of increase are exhilarating, as long as you go with the flow while it lasts and keep the interests of others in mind. Like white water on a river, periods of increase are often of short duration; it furthers one, therefore, to shoot the rapids now, while the opportunity is there.

A good sense of direction in times of opportunity involves commitment to the needs of one’s cohorts and dependents. Only by realizing that to lead is really to serve, can an effective leader contribute to a lasting increase in prosperity for all. In times of general increase, those who contribute most directly to the common good will also receive the greatest rewards.

When opportunities for increase arise, supreme good fortune comes to those who act swiftly and boldly, while avoiding the trap of letting their actions be only self-serving. If you aspire to a position of prominence, the most enduring strategy is to work to raise the tide of your entire pond, rather than to try to swim upstream on your own.

When the times favor prosperity, and when leadership is in the hands of the broad-minded, supreme good fortune results.

Today’s Tarot Card for June 30 is The Fool

The Fool

This Tarot Deck: Chinese

General Meaning: Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of an “innocent Fool” archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.

In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise — that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.

Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.

Your Daily Horoscopes for June 30

The Moon’s shift into emotionally sensitive Cancer at 12:12 pm EDT prods us to reflect on our need for security. But we can overreact just like the Crab at the seashore — we’re afraid of being washed away by the changing tides as we approach tomorrow’s New Moon Eclipse. Meanwhile, the Moon forms difficult aspects with erratic Uranus and potent Pluto, bringing intense emotions to the surface that provoke worry about losing control of our lives.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may be panicking because you think that you’re running out of time, but it’s smarter to wait a day or two before taking any drastic measures. Don’t overreact; it’s not the best time to rush ahead and show everyone how well you can handle an emergency. There’s no need to try to inspire others with your courage. Instead of mustering up false bravado, observe your emotions without trying to prove anything.



Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You probably have quite a lot to do, but others may not realize how busy you are today. You’re not interested in being in the spotlight now, so working quietly behind the scenes suits your mood. However, it’s not that you’re purposefully trying to avoid recognition; you just don’t want to waste energy seeking attention. There’s nothing wrong with graciously accepting acknowledgement for your contribution.



Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your moods are rapidly fluctuating today and every time you make up your mind something happens and your feelings shift again. You could be overly concerned with how others interpret your instability now, but you don’t really have the ability to change their perceptions. Instead of trying to fix something that’s beyond your control, concentrate on being true to your values. Wait to share your opinions until your emotions settle down.



Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The Moon’s return to your sign today can fill you with pride or it can raise fears that you would prefer to avoid. Either way, be ready to go on a ride. It’s best to handle your feelings as they arise or they will just get in the way of the next emotional cycle that starts after tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse. Relinquish your expectations; maintaining an open mind will help to make everything flow smoother.



Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It’s okay to keep to yourself today, for you could benefit from some quiet time to listen to your heart. It can be challenging to hear your own voice if you’re busy running around for everyone else. It’s not your fault if people are pushing you to perform. Instead of feeling like a dancing bear in a circus, do what’s best for you now. Others will probably forgive your current need for privacy once you show them what you accomplished.



Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might confuse others with your scattered energy today and inadvertently draw them away from their chores. Although your intentions are good, you’re not interested in setting the agenda for everyone else. But before you claim that you don’t want the extra responsibility now, consider the practicalities involved in the trade-off. It may be smarter to negotiate for what you want than to just walk away from the situation.



Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You might set yourself up for disappointment today because it seems like you’re willing to take care of everyone at work. However, you shouldn’t spread yourself too thin, even if you care about others a whole lot. Try weaving an invisible protective shell around you so you don’t get pulled off track. You’ll probably do fine in the long run, but your current feelings of scarcity can impede your progress. It may feel like a stretch to change your attitude, but you certainly have the power to do it.



Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You must stay focused on the present moment instead of holding on to an old dream that gets in the way of your current happiness. If someone questions your life strategy today, avoid falling into the trap of feeling the need to defend your goals. However, keep in mind that clinging to your past or dreaming about the future doesn’t leave you with much time for now.



Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It seems like everyone wants to spend time with you now because you know how to have fun while still remaining emotionally sensitive. However, you can avoid the hot seat today by redirecting the subject of a conversation away from you and onto a friend. Your cleverness may get you through the day, but don’t set aside what you should be nurturing in your own heart.



Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You don’t like it when a friend or partner is holding out on you. You prefer others to be forthright and say what’s on their minds; otherwise your imagination transforms the unknown into something worse than the simple truth. Unfortunately, your desire to know another person’s feelings could drive your own emotions deeper into hiding. Relax your intense curiosity; an indirect approach may be the perfect catalyst to trigger a necessary conversation.



Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your desire for an intellectual discussion may be thwarted today as other people’s feelings keep cycling back into the conversation. You might try to steer the topics away from nonfactual biases. But your attempts to modify the natural flow of the group process could anger someone, eliciting the very same emotional outbreak you wish to avoid. Instead, allow the dialogue to meander naturally without imposing your agenda.



Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

If you believe that a co-worker is trying to take unfair advantage of you at work, your swift response today could catch him or her off guard. Sometimes you are more forgiving, but now you could overreact if you feel that you’ve been pushed too far. Don’t be afraid of a power struggle; just keep in mind that your compassion is your most effective weapon.

the daily humorscopes for thursday, june 30

the daily humorscope 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Beware of poltergeists, today.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
While idly doodling on a notepad, today, you will accidentally draw a symbol sacred to an ancient voodoo deity, and will open a gap into part of the astral plane that is even less appealing than Akron, Ohio.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Excellent day to blow soap bubbles in unusual places. See if you can get them to drift by people who are thinking too hard.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You will have a grilled cheese sandwich today, and a bowl of tomato soup. When nobody is looking you will secretly dunk your sandwich. You never tire of the wild life, do you?
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
In a strange form of protest against the new trends in personal adornment, you will make mooing sounds whenever you see someone with a nose ring. Coincidentally, some of them will say “Hay!”
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Ian McHarg once said, “Man is a blind, witless, anthropocentric clod who inflicts lesions upon the earth.” You will come up with a brilliant rebuttal to this, soon. You will say: “So?”
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
This may be a little late, but heck, late is better than never. You know when they said to shop naked? They meant shopping on-line…
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Don’t worry — that fortune cookie was wrong.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Good day to power-walk. It not only looks silly, it is silly.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Good day to call an old friend, and reminisce. (It turns out to be much much harder to reminisce with a new friend.)
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Good day to go around “nudging” people.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You will be forced to re-evaluate your boss’ IQ, when you discover that he is looking forward to the release of “Titanic II”.

Happy, Happy Thursday! TGIF and a loooong weekend ahead!

Hello world, how are you today? You can definitely tell Summer is here. The temperatures here are almost in the middle 90’s and you can tell it. I have a wonderful case of sun poisoning on my arms. My fault, I am a red-head and we don’t tan. I wouldn’t tan if someone paid me too.  Besides it’s my own darn fault, I was outside for hours playing with the wildcat kittens and no sunscreen nothing on me.  And now I am paying for it. In case, some of you don’t know what sun poisoning is, like my doctor (neurologist). I couldn’t believe it, I had got up and got some of their cool packs and had one on my arm when he came in. He didn’t care but he wanted to know what was wrong with my arm. I told him sun poisoning and he said, “what’s that?” (Hmmm, I thought doctors would know this stuff :s ).  Back to what it is, sorry, sun poisoning doesn’t hurt. It is where you have had excessive amounts of sun in the past and your skin just can’t take anymore rays. Small, prickly bumps pop out on you and it itches like the devil. If you scratch too much, you will have some awful scars left on you when it clears up. I have one down by were my watch will be, that is absolutely horrible. There was three bumps there together and I scratched and scratched and I am going to be left with a bad scar. Enough about sun-poisoning……..

We went yesterday afternoon to release the wildcat kittens. They are finally big enough to care for theirselves and I don’t want to keep them too long. If I do that, they will come to think all humans are friendly and kind and that could be very dangerous for them. Hubby and I loaded the cages on the back of our four-wheelers. We rode to the creek bed. I went to the back to both cages and opened the doors. I walked away and called the cats. One jumped out and followed me a little bit. The other two decided to join their brother. They got to looking around and playing. My hubby told me they would be fine and it was time to go. My eyes swelled with tears and I got on my four-wheeler and started back up the creek. Too my delight and my hubby’s dismay, I felt the back of my wheeler go down and then a thump! I turned around and it was one of the little cats we were trying to release. Hubby stopped and here came the other two just a running. I was so happy, I got down laughing and crying. Hubby walked over to me about half pissed and asked me, “what now?”  I told him that I guessed we would have to bring them out more and more to reintroduce them to the wild. So we shut the cage doors and off we traveled. I cried all the way back but I didn’t let hubby see me. They were tears of joy, I have become so attached to these three little guys it ain’t even funny. To a person who has never worked with wild animals, you might not understand how you can fall in love with some of the most vicious animals on the planet. It just happens. The more you are around the animal, the more you start to become attached even while they are showing their teeth at you, lol! Then the animal starts to trust you, cuddle up beside you and then you know, in that animal’s own special way they love you too. It is a wonderful experience that I wish everyone would have at least once. Maybe then, there wouldn’t so much cruelty and killing of these precious creatures.

*Personal Note*

I have never mentioned it but I foster animals for two local clinics. I have fostered about everything under the sun except snakes. No snakes, never!

The Throat Chakra

Your Throat Chakra – What Does it Need?

Adapted from The Triple Goddess Tarot, by Isha Lerner (Bear & Company, 2002).

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa

The throat chakra is a transmitter of truth, freedom, and clarity. It is located in the throat and neck region of the body and extends upward to include the lower region of the brain or cortex. This area of the physical body holds the communication center, and the gateway to inner and outer worlds. What does your Throat Chakra need so you can fully express who you are?

Singing, chanting, acting, and toning are all activities that vibrate from the Throat Chakra. Holding tension in the Throat Chakra is often due to lack of support in the early years regarding self-expression and freedom of speech. With a healed and healthy Throat Chakra, one’s words are kind, thoughtful, clear, and truthful. The voice is strong and alive with many tones of expression. Usually there is ease with writing, speaking, and sharing thoughts with others. A healthy Throat Chakra cannot sustain lies, coercion, or manipulation.

Attributes of the Throat Chakra:
Function: Communication, creativity, and connection
Color: Blue
Musical Note: A
Healing Flower: Morning glory
Animal Totems: Hawk, whale, and hummingbird
Foods: Fruits
Herb: Frankincense
Gemstone: Turquoise

Through the Throat Chakra one may speak long-held truths of past hurts and, in the process, find much inner peace and a sense of personal freedom. In this way, the throat is a gateway between the mind and body.

I am the messenger.
I speak the sweet whispers of the heart.
I sing my song.
I speak my truth with clarity and courage.
I am the essence of sound vibration.