Lady A’s Spell of the Day for 8/15: A Healing Poppet Spell

A Healing Poppet Spell

this suppose to make the person which is having trouble with his or her health feel better warning: this shouldn’t replace traditional medical treatment

The following ingredients are needed:

*A poppet or doll, preferably self-made.

*Chamomile flowers and vervain sufficient to stuff the poppet.

*Hair or nail clippings from the object of the spell (if you can get them).

*A photo or image of the object (if you can get one).

*A black marker pen.

*A lancing pin.

*A box large enough to contain the poppet or doll.

As a general rule for a healing spell to work properly and before commencing, the object of the spell needs to know and consent to your working it. He or she doesn’t necessarily need to be present while the work is done. This spell should be performed on a full moon into its waning cycle.

Preparation: To construct a poppet take a suitable sized piece of cloth (use natural materials and fibers such as cotton, wool or silk and remember also to consider its colour correspondences for healing, see Colours). Fold it in two and with a pen mark out a rough image of a body. Now cut out the shape so you have two identical pieces then sew the two pieces together around the edges. Leave a hole wide enough to stuff the poppet with the chamomile flowers and vervain, also insert the photo, hair and/or nail clippings if you have them before sewing it closed. Finally with the black maker pen draw a black circle on the poppet where the ailment is concentrated.

The Working Ritual: Form a magick circle and call the Goddess and God to aid you spell. Consecrate the poppet and place it on your altar visualizing the object of the spell and the ailment he/she is suffering. Consecrate the lancing pin and charge it with healing energies. Take up the poppet in your left hand and the pin in your right and pierce the black circle with the pin. Concentrate all your willpower on healing the ailing individual saying or chanting something like:

In the name of the Goddess and God, I lance this disease with the spear of healing. As the Full Moon wanes, let this ailment drain. No more to be, replaced with heath and vitality. So mote it be!

Leave the pin in the poppet and place the poppet in the box on the altar. Visualize the object of the spell regaining good health while building your power and energy and releasing it towards its goal. When the rite has finished, store the box somewhere safe until the person is restored to good health. The poppet can be retrieved and the rite re-worked to accentuate and re-empower the magick over a period if necessary. Use additional lancing pins leaving each in place after each working. Once the healing is complete and success has been achieved, remove the pins and dissemble the poppet. Bury the contents outside in the earth.

Saint of the Day for August 15th is St. Alipius

St. Alipius

Bishop and companion of St. Augustine. He was born in Tagaste, North Africa, and was raised as a friend of St. Augustine. He went to Rome to study law and became a magistrate there. When Augustine arrived in Rome, Alipius resigned his post and accompanied him to Milan. There he was baptized with Augustine in 387 or 394 by St. Ambrose. The two were ordained in Hippo, North Africa, and Alipius became the bishop of Tagaste, serving in that capacity for thirty years. Alipius’ name was placed in the Roman Martyrology by Pope Gregory XIII in 1584. The evidence of Alipius’ sanctity was clearly stated by Augustine’s account of his life.

Deities of the Day for August 15th is The Hooded Spirits

Hooded Spirits

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

The Hooded Spirits or Genii Cucullati are figures found in religious sculpture across the Romano-Celtic region from Britain to Pannonia, depicted as “cloaked scurrying figures carved in an almost abstract manner” (Henig, 62). They are found with a particular concentration in the Rhineland (Hutton). In Britain they tend to be found in a triple deity form, which seems to be specific to the British representations (De la Bedoyère).

The hooded cape was especially associated with Gauls or Celts during the Roman period. The hooded health god was known as Telesphorus specifically and may have originated as a Greco-Gallic syncretism with the Galatians in Anatolia in the 3rd century BC.

The religious significance of these figures is still somewhat unclear, since no inscriptions have been found with them in this British context (De la Bedoyère). There are, however, indications that they may be fertility spirits of some kind. Ronald Hutton argues that in some cases they are carrying shapes that can be seen as eggs, symbolizing life and rebirth, while Graham Webster has argued that the curved hoods are similar in many ways to contemporary Roman curved phallus stones. However, several of these figures also seem to carry swords or daggers, and Henig discusses them in the context of warrior cults.

Guy de la Bédoyère also warns against reading too much in to size differences or natures in the figures, which have been used to promote theories of different roles for the three figures, arguing that at the skill level of most of the carvings, small differences in size are more likely to be hit-and-miss consequences, and pointing out that experimental archaeology has shown hooded figures one of the easiest sets of figures to carve.

Herb of the Day for August 15th is Rice

Rice

Folk Names:  Bras, Dhan, Nirvana, Paddy

Gender:  Masculine

Planet:  Sun

Element:  Air

Powers:  Protection, Rain, Money Fertility

Magickal Uses:  When placed on the roof, rice guards against all misfortunes. Brahmins carried rice as an amulet against evil and a small jar of rice placed near the entrance of the house also guards it. Throwing rice into the air can cause rain. Rice is also added to money spells, and is thrown after wedded couples to increase their fertility.

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

Today’s Crystal for August 15th is Rose Quartz

This crystal, one of the most valued quartz varieties, is renowned for its delicate pink tone. The impurities of titanium or manganese that give it this hue also prevent the growth of large individual crystals, which means it is usually found in massive form. Most rose quartz these days comes from Brazil but there also sources in India, Madagascar and the USA. In healing work, the stone encourages the heart to open, bringing more trust and love into our lives.

Identification and care

  • Large, single rose quartz points have been shaped from larger rough pieces.
  • Unpolished rose quartz has sharp edges.
  • “Lavender” quartz is rose quartz with a ting of violet.
  • Most pieces of rose quartz are translucent with many fractures; gemstones are flawless and transparent
  • Star rose quartz containing rutile crystals has asterisms (star effects), which can be seen when light reflects off the polished surface.

Magick

  • Fosters an appreciation of beauty
  • Inspires feeling of love and friendship

Healing Functions

  • Rapidly releases emotional stress – the effect is so intense that it can be uncomfortable (to avoid this, balance with grounding stones)
  • Uncovers the underlying causes of other problems, such as a negative self-image

Practical Ideas

  • To release emotional stress, place tiger’s eye at the sacral chakra grounding stones by the feet and rose quartz at the heart, surrounded by four clear quartz (points out).
  • For self-worth and nurturing, place 12 rose quartz evenly around the body. The effect of the experience is amplified if you lie on a pink or magenta cloth.

 

Your Daily Influences for August 15th

Your Daily Influences
August 15, 2011

Tarot Influence

Rune Influence


Charm Influence
Four of Swords
A period of rest and restoration of energies. Tensions subside. Good changes are soon to come.
Elhaz
Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy.
The Axe Head
As an axe comes to a complete stop when it hits the tree so you have grown motionless. You now must draw back, step away from this quadrant of your life and begin again. Set a new path into motion.
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.

Today’s Runes for August 15th is Dagez

Today’s Runes

Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Dagez means daylight, and represents divine light. This rune generally refers to dawn (the initial sparking of energy) or to midday (the climax of energy). Both dawn and midday are symbolic of change, but unlike the changes in the perpetual circle of the year which are slow and subtle, the changes over a day are much faster and more dramatic. The breaking of a new day is symbolic of the rapid illumination of dismal circumstances, and is suggestive of Satori. Be careful – although this rune generally suggests a positive change, the symbology of a peaking point suggests that there must be a change downward as well. Fortunately for some, this rune is cyclic and irreversible, and so permanence is not promised – the only thing you can be sure of is an exciting ride.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for August 15th is 4: Youthful Folly

4: Youthful Folly

Hexagram 4

General Meaning: Be on guard for careless or rebellious attitudes characteristic of youthful inexperience. Just as a youth requires instruction, this is a good time to focus on learning your lessons from a patient teacher or life experience. Is there some circumstance in your life that you failed to comprehend, perhaps because you could not appreciate its inherent complexities? Be respectful of anything or anyone who has something to teach you right now.

In order to be prepared for challenges, let education be a part of your life. Continually develop the strong mind and will necessary to carry you through confusing times. The wise realize that experience is a powerful teacher, even though we cannot be forced to learn, even from experience. Be a good student, one who delights in learning, one who nourishes his or her expanding awareness, one who is paying attention!

Examine your attitude for factors that limit your openness. Observe how you deal with the mistakes of others. You must let people live their own lives and learn their own lessons. Offer others your wisdom or advice, but only if the other person is receptive (when in doubt, ask). Otherwise, give up trying to convince him or her that you are right, which is only exhausting and counter-productive. If people are not receptive, let them go their own way — even into difficulty or dangerous circumstances. It is the only way they can learn right now — and without learning, no one can achieve success. This does not mean that you should not care — just that taking care of someone too much can be harmful. Live and let learn

Your Daily Number for August 15th: 5

You may find your interests expanding today, and you’re probably going to be feeling more liberated than you have in a long time. New people, social gatherings, and possibly romance may broaden your horizon. Be careful not to over-indulge or become careless in the midst of so much activity.

Fast Facts

About the Number 5

Theme: Resourceful, Adventure, Speculation, Travel
Astro Association: Taurus
Tarot Association: Hierophant

 

Today’s Tarot Card for August 15th 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.

Your Horoscopes for Monday, August 15th

Today’s psychic Pisces Moon helps break down unnecessary boundaries that exist between all of us. We are culturally trained to place undue significance on whatever separates us from each other, rather than focusing on the common ground that connects us. But it’s not easy to soften our defenses because the Sun and Venus form otherworldly septiles with permissive Jupiter and restrictive Saturn, making us more susceptible now to the whims of fate.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might get into an argument with an overly dramatic friend today if you believe that he or she is keeping something hidden from you. However, you could easily turn an unimportant oversight or a simple misunderstanding into a full-blown crisis because of your concern about being left out of the picture. Remember, there’s no reason to expect everyone to always include you, especially if you are usually quick to be so independent.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You might be unsuccessful in your attempts to control the mysterious energies that are turning your day upside down. You’re tempted to blame the instability on your friends, but their lack of follow-through isn’t the real problem. You would be wise to own up to your role in manifesting the chaos you need to heighten your creative expression. Don’t assume that you know how others will act; take responsibility for your part alone.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your conversations are muddled today and to make matters worse, other people can easily misinterpret your actions. Don’t judge anyone harshly if they mess up, for your behavior is probably sending ambiguous signals, even if you think that you’re being straightforward. It’s not worth starting a fight about something that will seem ridiculous later in the week.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your emotions flow more freely today, allowing something to happen that catches you completely off guard. It’s not that you’re unaccustomed to sudden shifts in your life; it’s just that you weren’t expecting this one at all. Thankfully, there’s nothing to be gained by going back over the past to analyze what you could have done differently. Just react from your heart in real time to handle the current situation the best you can.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may have to confront a difficult dilemma today, but the circumstances are more complicated than they seem. Your loss of perspective adds to the complexity as you try to figure out what to do. Moving away from the center of the storm helps you make more accurate observations about what’s actually happening now, prior to choosing a new course of action.

 
Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your interactions with others are overly complicated today, especially if no one seems to be playing according to the rules. Unfortunately, you might not understand everyone’s behavior until you take the time to listen to what is being said. However, your discussions must move beyond any surface disagreements for them to have any value, so don’t get distracted by the apparent differences of opinion.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your energy may be scattered today, making it even more difficult to finish your tasks on the job and your chores at home. You might not be too concerned that you’re less productive now; nevertheless, others could be relying on you. Don’t downplay the role that you have in the lives of friends and acquaintances. Remember, if you promised to do something, make sure you honor your commitment.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

There is something very strange going on today with respect to a current relationship being revitalized or a sudden attraction to a new one. Either way, it is time to remove your rose-colored glasses before something crucial happens, rather than after it. Keep in mind that it’s essential to see things as they are now and not how you want them to be.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

A family squabble might require some of your mindshare today, but others appear to be more concerned about the outcome than you are. Your lack of involvement can confuse them, especially if they think you don’t care. However, you just may be uncertain about your position so far. Instead of saying nothing and letting everyone draw their own conclusions, express your concern, while still reserving your judgment until you have more facts.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be very busy at home, but you might not even realize how packed your workweek is. Avoid scattering your energy; you cannot suddenly finish everything all at once. It’s smarter now to counterbalance the current hectic pace with a calm and methodical approach. Don’t bother trying to figure anything out; just remember that it’s a gift to be simple.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may face resistance from friends and colleagues who believe that your current strategy is not a very good one. You don’t mind a bit of healthy sparring, even if someone cajoles you into seeing things from a different perspective. But you’re not as easygoing once you realize that your opponent is not giving up. You are able to heed good advice, but aren’t interested in anyone making critical decisions for you or telling you what to do. Graciously accept the constructive feedback, and then follow your heart.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You cannot hide your feelings easily today because the Moon in your fishy sign brings your moods up to the surface and right out in the open. A close friend might not like what he or she sees now and could unexpectedly morph from an ally into an adversary. Fortunately, you have the strength to handle this tricky situation by acknowledging the criticism without being overly defensive, thereby defusing a possible conflict before it even happens.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of August 15th

An alluring conjunction of Venus and the Sun in dramatic Leo can open the gates to romance this week. The urges of the heart are so strong that reason may fly out the window and falling in love comes all too naturally. Enjoy the pleasure of these delicious feelings as long as you don’t take a moment of ecstasy and try to build your whole life around it.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your passionate ruling planet Mars may have you playing it safe now with its presence in protective Cancer. But you still might be willing to throw caution to the wind and take an adventurous leap toward love later in the week when lucky Jupiter supercharges sexy Mars. Yet, the bigger your goal, the wiser it is to plan your moves carefully instead of just winging it.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Diving into the indulgence of your senses is a perfect way to invite love into your life this weekend. The Moon in your sensual sign joins expansive Jupiter to broaden the spectrum of your tastes and open your heart with generosity. Create a romantic setting by cooking a great meal and listening to your favorite music together. If the mood is right, an after dinner massage will make a perfect dessert.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

A slower pace and simpler approach will do more for your personal life now than overloading your social calendar or coming on too strong. The sensual Taurus Moon this weekend rewards you when you give your full attention to one person and activity at a time. Seek out the quiet corners where whispers and subtle glances will be more appealing than overly dramatic gestures.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Spending time with a group of easygoing people can do wonders for your personal life this weekend. The mood-setting Moon is in cozy Taurus and your 11th House of Friends to provide stimulation and support when you’re among like-minded folks. Working for a cause close to your heart is one good way to meet someone new or deepen the bonds in an ongoing relationship.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Vivacious Venus joins the Sun in your outgoing sign this week. This cosmic connection is ideal for showing some style and strutting your stuff. There’s a thin line, though, between arrogance and elegance. When you’re as much into giving love and attention as getting it, your desirability goes up another notch. Even if you feel like a star, don’t act like everyone else is your supporting cast.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It’s easy to recognize individuals with inflated egos this week, but calling them out isn’t going to win you any affection. Taking a low-key approach and accepting people as they are is a way to tap into the comfort and pleasure of the weekend’s earthy Taurus Moon. Simple activities that feed the senses will invite intimacy that over-analysis is unlikely to provide.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The Moon in your 8th House of Intimacy makes getting closer to others much easier this weekend. Don’t overly complicate things by thinking too far ahead. This lunar transit is in earthy Taurus, a sign of simple pleasures of the here and now. Seek the company of accommodating individuals so you can relax and enjoy yourself instead of having to figure out ways to keep everyone happy.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Get ready for a delicious weekend with the scrumptious Taurus Moon laying down a bed of delight in your 7th House of Partners. Don’t look for hidden motives or attempt to make long-term plans when living in the present has rarely been so rich with the potential for pleasure. When you can appreciate simplicity and innocence, you’re entering a welcoming world of love and affection.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You don’t have to shoot for the Moon to find heaven on Earth this weekend. A lunar transit through sweet and simple Taurus puts the fun back into fundamental. Avoid the hassles of over-scheduling or trying to create the perfect date. Emotional magic and a profound feeling of comfort can occur even while you’re out shopping or attending to a basic task. Romance can be found in the most usual of places, so shine your love light for all to see.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Yum, yum, yum, Capricorn. The Moon is hanging out in sweet and sensual Taurus and your 5th House of Romance this weekend. This lunar placement is a first class ticket to pleasure if you can avoid the complications of elaborate plans and expectations. You’re most desirable now when you relax and enjoy yourself like a kid instead of acting like an ambitious adult.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Turn down your intellect a little this weekend and let your body lead the way. The Moon is in earthy Taurus, offering pleasure without complications. It may sound selfish and simplistic to seek out fun now without considering where that might lead. Yet the reward of not trying to see the big picture is that you are free to indulge your senses without diluting distractions.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The unpretentious Taurus Moon falls in your 3rd House of Communication this weekend. This lunar alignment can help you break down complicated subjects into some easy-to-manage pieces. Being simple and straightforward without keeping secrets or playing games can earn trust and engender comfort. A more natural approach to sharing with others calms stormy emotional waters with relaxation and romance.