Place the candle into the black bowl, fix the candle to the bowl using the wax
drippings from the candle so that it stands alone.
Fill the bowl to the rim with fresh water, without wetting the wick.
Breathe deeply and meditate for a few minutes.
When your mind is clear, light the candle.
Visualize the power the spell cast against you as living within the candles flame.
As the candle burns down, it will sputter and go out as it touches the water.
As it is extinguished by the water, the spell is broken.
Finally, dig a hole into the ground, pour the water into it, then bury the candle.
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.
Legend: 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 Believer represents Faith and the realization that you have an important place in the workings of the Universe. Although The Believer may not always understand why things are the way they are, they none-the-less feel an underlying cosmic rhythm which is moving events in a direction that is good. The Believer rejoices in their celestial role, because they realize their life has purpose on a grand scale.
As a daily card, The Believer denotes a time when you will benefit by embracing and exploring your place in the Universe. The Believer confirms that you have inherent value far beyond our secular existence; that you are an important part of the both the grandeur and the mystery of our Cosmos.
Jade Runes are most commonly used for questions about love, friendship, and relationships. Ehwaz is the rune of the eight-legged horse that the god Odin rode into battle. Horses are symbolic of a number of things. Firstly, horses may symbolize vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, planes, or boats. Secondly, horses may symbolize not wealth, but status. Thirdly, horses may symbolize motion towards an objective. As such, this rune suggests a journey or a quest to achieve a goal or improve one’s station in life. On a deeper level, the rune Ehwaz evokes the unique relationship of horse and rider as an inseparable team. To the modern eye this may be the relationship of master and underling, but to the Norse it was a total union. In fact, early representations of Odin are not of a man and a horse, but, of a centaur-like creature – the ultimate symbiosis of Man and Nature.
General Meaning: People of ability find their way and make progress even in difficult circumstances. Consider your steps carefully when you are surrounded by changing forces. Weak and strong forces (or people) can co-exist when the weaker element does not impose upon the stronger, when the weaker maintains good humor and avoids taking bold action. When treading among sleeping tigers — or slippery stones — step gingerly and don’t stumble.
In the company of strong, brash people, rushing wildly ahead brings misfortune. Now is not a good time for taking the initiative; rather, try getting by with a little grace and good humor. In the court of a powerful king, the jester often has more power than the prince.
Today could be demanding and somewhat frustrating as you find yourself engaged in routine affairs. Focus on organizing your world and opportunity will follow. It’s a great day to consider investing in long-term endeavors. Don’t let disagreements with a loved one regarding money ruin your day.
The air is charged with the potential for sudden change when the Moon pops into spontaneous Aries at 12:25 pm EDT. This shift is our monthly wake-up call to start another journey around the zodiac, yet the Moon’s conjunction with shocking Uranus releases stored tension like a bolt of lightning. Additionally, the Moon’s stressful square to shadowy Pluto reminds us that keeping secrets can backfire, even if there is a strategic reason to do so.
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
There is plenty of excitement today, yet you have no way of knowing what will happen next. Contrary to popular belief, you actually enjoy a bit of stability, but the routine can get to you, prompting you to crave dramatic change. However, you would prefer to be in control, but you might not be in charge now. Accept the challenge by letting go and trusting that someone else will step in and do the right thing.
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
Everyone seems to be acting strangely today as if they want more independence but are afraid to ask for it. You don’t want to prevent others from taking charge of their lives, but your insecurities might get in the way of your reaction. Don’t shy away from exploring your own fears now, for you may have lessons to learn about your irrational feelings. Taking the time to sort through your emotional process can help more than you think.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
Unconventional ideas about your future can be upsetting to the status quo, yet you cannot stop thinking about them. You might even find that you enjoy the uncertainty as you eagerly plot your next move. However, it’s not beneficial to pick a path too quickly. In the meantime, research all the alternatives so you can make an educated choice. The more options you have now, the better the outcome will be when you’re finally required to choose your direction.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)
You feel a familiar discomfort if you respond impulsively now. Sometimes you miss a wonderful opportunity because you worry about making a wrong decision. Today, however, inaction is not your problem. You are excited and want to get started in a hurry. But if you act too soon, you may find yourself considering the roads not taken. It’s smarter to be cautious before you make your move; there’s not as much of a hurry as you might think.
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You are apt to lose your temper today if you think that someone is preventing you from doing a job your way. Or, your rash behavior could provoke someone else’s anger. Either way, remember that extreme feelings stem from a deeper imbalance and you won’t solve anything by just suppressing your emotions. A real solution comes from analyzing your assumptions and unraveling your logic so you can deal with the source of your motivation in a calm and reasonable manner.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Others may seem totally irrational today and their unexpected behavior can be very unsettling. However, the Moon’s entry into confrontational Aries gives you permission to express your concerns, even if it precipitates an argument. But don’t spend too much time questioning yourself and sorting through all your options. Your most reliable strategy now is to act first and ask questions later.
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Taking a break from your work is a healthy thing to do now, especially if you have something to show for your recent efforts. Instead of focusing on your responsibilities, pay more attention to your personal life. Whether you’re seeking out a new relationship or trying to revitalize an old one, don’t be afraid to express your feelings as directly and succinctly as you can. Your honesty and clarity may be enough to create the fireworks you crave.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You might be in for a surprise today as the fiery Aries Moon-Uranus conjunction zaps your 6th House of Work. You don’t need to look for trouble; it will probably find you. However, any problems that come to the surface now are just revealing something that you’ve been trying to avoid. Don’t worry if things get out of hand for a while; circumstances will become more supportive, even if it takes a day or two for your stress to settle down.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You don’t like receiving mixed messages because they make you feel as if you’re unable to respond properly. You enjoy the excitement of riding along on a rapidly moving current that’s carrying you to an unknown destination. However, your swift movement still can meet resistance today, which provokes you to push even harder. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to progress any faster, so avoid the temptation to rush the process. Ultimately, practicing patience is more productive now than forcing the issue.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
The hectic pace increases throughout the day, making it difficult for you to find respite today. Although you’re drawn toward the action, you may feel frustrated if you cannot get resolution on an important dilemma now. But don’t turn an insignificant question into one of ultimate concern just to relieve your boredom. You don’t need any more distractions, so just be quiet and listen to the wisdom of your inner voice.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You don’t want to waste your time while waiting around for someone else, but you may also have your own delays to manage today. You know something big is about to happen, yet you don’t seem to be able to push things along. Unfortunately, you can frustrate yourself if you don’t change your perspective. Settling back into your comfort zone for a while won’t be difficult if you remember that the real fun is still on the way.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Although the Moon leaves your sign midday, you still feel emotionally charged. Your morning moodiness can explode into a barrage of words if you think that your feelings aren’t being respected by your friends or co-workers. But you won’t reach satisfaction through dialogue now; talking about your concerns might only make matters worse. Instead of attempting to force change, focus on adjusting your own attitude. When your outlook improves, so will everything else.
Lovers have long used the beauty of flowers and herbs to express true feelings from their hearts. the individual meaning of each herbs, spice, and flower began in the Orient and was introduced to the West in 1716 by Lady Montague while her husband served as the English ambassador to the Turkish government in Constantinople. The language of herbs and flowers soon spread to France and reached its height of popularity in the nineteenth century. Flowers and herbs added spontaneity to romance and made flirting great fun. Some believe each herb and plant still has a silent message for each of us. As we learn to harmonize with Mother Nature, we will gain more understanding of the nonverbal communication that speaks from our hearts.
The following in-between posts are adapted from The Language of Flowers (Dover, 1965) and The Folklore of Plants (Dyer, 1889).
Unlike a non-Wiccan wedding album, which usually holds photographs of the happy couple and their immediate family, a Wiccan wedding album is a more interactive remind of the couple’s special day. Usually, the right-hand man purchases a large hardback book and decorates the outside in some way. Inside, there is a written copy of the sermon and vows from the ceremony. After the ceremony each guest writes a “well wishing” note on the pages that follow, and some of the dried lavender is collected from the ground and pressed into the book. Later, photographs can be added, along with other mementos, such as cards from guests or a copy of the invitation. This treasure is then kept in a special area in the couple’s home so that they can maintain all their wonderful memories in one place.
This is a wedding reception with a difference. There is no first dance. Instead, live musicians play instruments such as the fiddle, the cello, and the accordion throughout the dinner. After eating and drinking, the guest, in high spirits, start to dance. After a few dances, the groom makes a speech and thanks all of his guests and his right-hand man for their help and assistance. The bride next make a thank you speech and gives small gifts to each of her handmaidens, the high priestess, and her new mother-in-law. This offering is usually in the way of something small and personal, such as a crystal, a magickal pouch, or a fresh bunch of herbs. Right after she has given her presents, she summons all the single people (male and female) for the bouquet toss. Whoever catches this bouquet must take it home and dry it to ensure that they meet their true love in this lifetime.
It has always been customary for the bride and groom to slice a fruitcake, holding the knife together and showing their affection by kissing over the top of it. This is supposed to guarantee that together they will bring forth many children. Then, by sharing the cake with their guests, they are indirectly sharing the magickal energies of their love and passing it on to everyone present. Some are terribly lucky, because their maids of honor will bake cakes in the shape of pentagrams. While making the cake, a lovely spell will be casted over the cake to make the marriage a happy one.
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