Fairy Tea

Black for strength;

Then apple of night;

Wild grown root;

And Lady’s blessing.

Hops for joy;

then between the worlds’

tangle of bramble and fairy knots;

kissed with love.

brewed to invite the Fair Folk to Tea.

Animal Candle Protection Spell

  1. Find or create a candle shaped to resemble your companion animal.

  2. Carve the animal’s identifying information, protective runes or other symbols onto it.

  3. Anoint the candle with Protection Oil and burn

If the candle is too cute to burn, get two. Maintain one permanently, while burning the second.

Natural Baby Ritual

Preparations begin before the birth of the child:

  1. The expectant couple obtains some special wood and burns it down to ash. Traditionally, the desired wood leaves white ash, because it will make the rest of the spell easier, however this may be adapted to suit specific desires. Any traditional magick wood, such as birch, ceiba, hazel or rowan would be appropriate, too.

  2. These ashes are reserved until the birth.

  3. After  birth, the placenta is carried to a strategic area, traditionally a mountain crossroads, and placed on the ground.

  4. The ashes are sprinkled onto the placenta.

  5. The first animal to leave prints either in or with the ash is the child’s protector or represents the species.

Of course, this spell obviously derives from a rural area, with little traffic but a lot of wildlife. Adapt to your needs.

Animal Ally Invitation Spell

  1. Choose a local image for your altar, something that represents your ally for you. Use a toy, a photograph or an image. It is more crucial that it resonates strongly for you than that it be a literal depiction.

  2. Surround it with objects or images that would normally be used to lure this creature. A dish of honey, for instance, summons a bear. Make the invitation as strong as possible.

  3. If you can find candles in the shape of your desired ally or its food, add them to the altar.

  4. Grind cinnamon and frankincense together and burn them as a spirit-summoning incense.

  5. In addition to Step 2. offer literal food (a dish of milk for a snake, for instance). Alternately, burn images of appropriate food.

  6. Relax. Let your eyes go slightly out of focus and await visitations.

  7. Try this for up to thirty minutes a day, until you receive results.

Although this spell requests a waking vision, realistically your response may still occur during your dreams have paper and pen by your bedside to record any significant dreams.


Familiar Consecration Spell

To cement and/or formalize the psychic bonds between you and your familiar:

  1. Cast a circle large enough to hold you, your familiar and any magickal tools that you wish to consecrate (these may include leashes, collars or similar pet paraphernalia, as well as spell components or ritual tools).

  2. Burn frankincense on the periphery of the circle.

  3. Sit within the circle, with your familiar, until you feel that it’s time to come out.

  4. Repeat as needed.

Live dangerously! If your familiar is a cat, cast your circle with dried catnip and instead of frankincense, burn diviner’s sage to enhance your powers of prophesy. Let the cat play, while you allow yourself sudden bursts of inspiration.

Animal communication Spell: Eve Oil

Eve Oil may be used to assist and enhance communication with animals.

  1. Place apple blossoms, dried pomegranate seeds and snake root in a bottle.

  2. Cover with sweet almond and jojoba oil

  3. Dress candles with this oil to accompany visualization as well as actual physical communication.

Today’s Runes for July 29th is Tyr

Today’s Runes

Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Tyr is the symbol of the warrior. This rune most represents masculine force and potency, and frequently victory in battle. Beware though, for this rune represents directly the Norse god whose name it bears – Tyr stands out in legend for having sacrificed his hand that he might bind Fenrir, a monstrous wolf that threatens to swallow the world. As such, this rune is known to portend a great victory that can be bought with a terrible sacrifice. Tyr is also the god of law, frequently placed in such position above Odin. In this aspect, protection of justice may be had by this rune.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for July 29th is 2: The Receptive

2: The Receptive

Hexagram 2
General Meaning: Great receptivity attracts exceptional results. The natural responsiveness of pure Yin energy brings about success through support and perseverance, rather than through bold action. Thus, the wise person demonstrates strength like a powerful but gentle mare. This hexagram, consisting of all yin lines, represents a power of the feminine principle no longer honored in our modern world, but such receptivity is most auspicious.

The receptive force is sensual as well as powerful, and it can be missed by too much talk and planning. When spring comes, does the grass plan to grow? This is a time to concentrate on realities rather than potentials — how to respond to a situation rather than how to direct it. A mature mare lets herself be guided, and is skilled at graceful acceptance. In a strong spiritual way, her quiet contribution is most effective and brings success.

Do not be too assertive at this time, for if you try to direct things, you are liable to become confused or alienated. Take your time. Draw strength from carefulness and you will be doubly fortunate. Focus more on feeling than on action. Be broad and deep in your attitudes so that you can accept everything that comes your way with grace and equanimity. Be receptive and spacious like the ocean; let the river of changing developments flow to you. Allow others to take the lead for now. Strive for a natural responsiveness that is based on inner strength rather than outer show.

Your Daily Number for July 29th: 4

Others will look to you to be dependable. This is a demanding day that will require plenty of focus, but ultimately, it furthers your overall progress. Be careful not to procrastinate or make promises you can’t keep.

Fast Facts

About the Number 4

Theme: Form, Work, Order, Practicality, Discipline
Astro Association: Aries
Tarot Association: Emperor

Today’s Tarot Card for July 29th is The Hermit

The Hermit

This Tarot Deck: Marseilles

General Meaning: The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature.

Weekend Lunar Love Horoscopes for the Week of 29 – 31

Weekend Love: Lunar Love

by Jeff Jawer

Road to Romance

July 29 – 31

Opportunities abound for starting a new romance or reviving interest in a current relationship this weekend. Things may start out slowly with the Moon in self-protective Cancer on Friday, which is better suited for low-key family events and a bit of rest and relaxation. Then there’s a dramatic shift of mood beginning very late on Friday night and kicking into high gear on Saturday.

The Sun and Moon join in the sign of the Lion, marking the New Moon in a dramatic fashion. This fiery lunation starts a fresh cycle that’s rich with energy, enthusiasm and extravagance. Some of us may go overboard in expressing ourselves, perhaps overwhelming shy individuals with the sheer force of our personalities. Proud and powerful Leo encourages us to be bold in our pursuit of love and happiness. The key to making magic happen is to avoid taking life too seriously.

When Leo is light and playful, it creates a delightful atmosphere in which everything feels like a game. We’re willing to open up and take risks with people who are fun, lively and straightforward. But when insecurity strikes and egos weaken, we tend to try too hard and might appear pompous or pretentious.

Generosity gets hearts beating faster during this demonstrative Leo lunar transit. When attention is put on making others happier, barriers drop and the road to romance opens. Whether it’s lending a helping hand without being asked, delivering a gift for no special reason or offering an unsolicited compliment, the more you give, the more you’ll receive in return.


the daily humorscopes for friday, july 29th

the daily humorscope 

Friday, July 29, 2011


the dailyAries (March 21 – April 19)
Today you will have a sudden, somewhat irrational desire to drive to Camden, New Jersey, and visit the Soup Tureen Museum. Fortunately, you will restrain yourself.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Better have that spot checked out by a doctor. Sure it may look benign, but sometimes those carpet stains can spread.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
This will be a day filled with tragically many sneezes. At least it’ll be a good opportunity to learn how to sneeze “cute.”
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Today you will wonder where idiomatic expressions come from, and whether you can start one yourself. Be careful, though. The first person to say “nothing succeeds like success” must have sounded like a real idiot.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Something is about to become overly intimate with you. Intimacy can be good. Just not with fungus.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
An apple a day will keep the doctor away. Another tip you should consider: fresh figs can be used to avoid plumbers.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Today you will uncover a conspiracy, involving leaf-blowers and other noisy and completely pointless garden equipment.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You will have an odd dream in which a stadium filled with dogs looks on while a group of wiry runners chases a bunny around a track. The bunny will be Miss April, I believe.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
During a walk in the woods, you will spot Mick Jagger. He will be gathering moss. You will find that strangely disturbing.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
You will be overly impressed by a commercial for a golf club, which describes it as a “weapon of incredible range and power”. You will make people nervous by referring to your pencil as “a weapon of incredible pointyness and surprise”.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
You will join a team, and have lots of fun. I’m not sure what sport it is, but the team name will be “The Screaming Weasels”.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You find that after all these years, you are finally beginning to conquer your fears. You will find that oddly frightening

Daily Meditation Guide for July 29th

Friday 29 July 111

Meditation helps you to step out
of your time and space limited mind
and to discover the infinite space
of your being.
Once you are aware of your cage,
naturally you get out and the open sky welcomes you to fly in ecstasy,
in peace and freedom!


The Meditation Tip of the Day