Lady A’s Spell of the Day for 8/30:Crystal Healing Spell ~Simple

Crystal Healing Spell ~Simple

You Will Need:

  • 3 candles- 2 light blue & 1 white
  • Allspice & Rosemary (equal parts each) or a Healing type incense
  • photo or paper with name of recipient
  • a small quartz crystal

The Spell:

Place the candles on your altar or workspace in a semi-circle with the white candle between the two blue ones. Place your incense burner above the white candle. Place the person’s name in the centre of the layout, with the quartz crystal on top.

Light the incense then the candles. Centre yourself and inhale the incense as you think of all ill health dispelling from the person and instead being replaced by healing energy, much as the air is filled with the smoke of the incense.

Gather your healing energy and when you feel ready, release the energy, directing it through the crystal and to the recipient who’s name or photo is beneath it.

Give the recipient the crystal to carry as a charm for continued good health.

Herb of the day for August 30 is Jujube Berries

Jujube Berries

Botanical: Zizyphus vulgaris (LAMK.)
Family: N.O. Rhamnaceae

—Synonyms—Zizyphus sativa. Brustbeeren. Judendornbeeren. Rhamnus Zizyphus.
—Part Used—Fruit.
—Habitat—Southern Europe.


—Habitat—Originally a native of Syria, Zizyphus vulgariswas introduced into Italy in the reign of Augustus, and is now naturalized in Provence, and particularly in the islands of HyŠres, where the berries are largely collected when ripe, and dried in the sun.

The trees average 25 feet in height and are covered with a rough, brown bark. They have many branches, with annual thorny branchlets bearing alternate, oval-oblong leaves of a clear green colour, with three to five strongly-marked, longitudinous veins. The small flowers are pale yellow and solitary. The fruit is a blood-red drupe, the size and shape of an olive, sweet, and mucilaginous in taste, slightly astringent. The pulp becomes softer and sweeter in drying, and the taste more like wine. They have pointed, oblong stones.

—Constituents—A full analysis has not yet been made, but the berries are valued for their mucilage and sugar.

—Medicinal Action and Uses—The Jujube is classed with the raisin, date, and fig as a pectoral fruit, being nutritive and demulcent. It is eaten both fresh and dried.

A syrup and a tisanewere formerly made from it, but the berries are now little used in medicine.

Jujube paste, or ‘Pâte de Jujubes,’ is made of gum-arabic and sugar. It may be dissolved in a decoction of jujubes and evaporated, but is considered as good a demulcentwithout their addition. It is frequently merely mixed with orange-flower water.

A decoction of the rootshas been used in fevers.

An astringent decoction of leaves and branchlets is made in large quantities in Algeria, and seems likely to replace the cachou.


—Other Species—
Z. Lotos, sometimes also called Z. sativa, of Northern Africa and Z. Jujuba of the East Indies possess similar properties, and are used in their respective countries. Z. Lotos is thought to have been one of the sources of the famous sweet fruits from which the ancient Lotophagi took their name, the liqueur prepared from which caused those who partook of it to forget even their native countries in its enjoyment. The Arabs call it Seedra. In Arabia a kind of bread is made of them by exposing them to the sun for a few days and then pounding them in a wooden mortar to separate the stones. The meal is mixed with water and formed into cakes which after drying in the sun resemble sweet gingerbread.

Z. Bacleiis said to be used in the same way in Africa, and also for making a beverage.

Z. Jujubais largely cultivated by the Chinese, in many varieties as a dessert fruit, some being called Chinese Dates, and it is also one of the main sources of stick-lac.

Z. Cenopliaof India has edible fruits, and the bark is esteemed as a vulnerary.

In Cochin-China the berries of Z. agrestisare eaten.

In Senegal the fruits of Z. Bareleiare slightly styptic, and the negroes use the roots for gonorrhoea. It is probably the same species that is used there in venereal diseases.

A decoction of the dried leaves of Z. Napecais said to be used for washing ulcers in Arabia.

Z. spina Christi, or Rhamnus spina Christi, of Ethiopia, is said to be the source of the crown of thorns placed on the Saviour’s head. The Arabs call it Nabka.

Deity of the Day for August 30 is NUADHU also NUD, NODENS, LUD.


“Nuadhu of the silver arm.” God of healing and water; his name suggests “wealth-bringer” and “cloud-maker.” At the first battle of Moytura, Nuadhu lost an arm, and Dian Cecht replaced it with a new one made out of silver. Because of this, Nuadhu was obliged to turn leadership of the Tuatha de’ Dannan over to Lug. People came to be healed at Nuadhu’s temple at Lydney, and small votive limbs made of silver have been found there.

Daily Motivator for Aug. 30 – Power of your thoughts

Power of your thoughts

The focus of your attention enlarges and expands whatever you focus upon. That can either hurt you greatly or help you immensely.

Your complaints, for example, give more power and presence to whatever you complain about. Your love, on the other hand, gives more substance to whatever you love.

Put the focus of your attention not on what you wish to avoid. Instead, constantly direct your attention toward where you would like your life to go.

Your unceasing thoughts have great power. So frame those thoughts in a positive way that will put their power to work for you.

The more you think you are, the more you are. What you do flows surely and steadily from what you think, so keep your thoughts focused on your dreams.

Give life to your best intentions by giving the power of your thoughts to them. Make your dreams real by keeping them constantly in your thoughts.

— Ralph Marston

Daily OM for August 30: Pattern of Pain

Pattern of Pain

Emotional pain is at the root of our tendency to withhold, and this causes pain to the people subjected to it.
The most common form of withholding is what we commonly call “the silent treatment,” but withholding encompasses any unwillingness to express your true feelings. It also includes an unwillingness to give support, praise, or positive attention to the people you love. We have all known someone who is impossible to please, and many of us have suddenly found ourselves at the other end of a chilly silence with no explanation. At the same time, many of us will recognize our own tendency to withhold our emotions rather than express them. Most of us have seen both sides of the withholding dilemma. Emotional pain is at the root of our tendency to withhold, and withholding causes pain to the people subjected to it. It is a dysfunctional pattern that creates a breakdown in communication and understanding.

No one deserves to be subjected to withholding. Feeling ignored, disrespected, or shut out, and to not know why, is a terrible feeling. The first thing to remember if this is happening to you is that you are not to blame. You are caught in someone else’s pain pattern. This person does not know how to express feelings in a healthy way probably because this is what they learned when she or he was a child. The second helpful thing to remember is that the withholder is acting out of pain. They are stuck in a habitual mode of response that is self-defeating and alienating to the people they love. Remembering this will help you feel compassion for the person hurting you. However, if you have suffered too long with this pattern, you may need to get some space. Take some time to look at your own patterns and understand why you have taken part in this drama. If you are dealing with people in a family situation, you can step up to the plate to help break the chain of this behavior pattern.

If, on the other hand, it is you that tends to withhold, understand that this is a learned response and it can be unlearned. Find safe places to begin to express all that you’ve been holding back. Begin to make an effort to say what you’re feeling and thinking. Give praise to someone you love. The more you do this, the healthier you and your relationships will become. What was learned over a course of a life cannot be changed overnight—remember, one day at a time.

Affirmation for August 30

Today is a brand new day. Every step I take is anew. Every sight I see is bright. Every sound I hear is musical. Every morsel I taste is a delight. At the end of this day I will slumber peacefully and look forward to a repeat of this day.

Your Daily Number for Aug. 30: 8

You’re ambitious today, and this is good for business. You may engage in work planning, and be looked upon as a source of authority. On the personal front, healing in relationships is possible. You’re a person of influence today, and you may be the recipient of promising news. A lack of care for detail is something of which to be aware.

Fast Facts

About the Number 8

Theme: Power, Responsibility, Good Judgment, Financial Rewards
Astro Association: Leo
Tarot Association: Strength

Today’s Runes for August 30 is Raido

Today’s Runes

Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Raido means to ride. In this rune, the image is not so much the riding of a horse as in riding in a cart or as cargo. As such Raido may suggest a journey, but is much more indicative of communication. Alternate interpretations based on the use of Raido as a cognate in other words give it the meaning of council, judgment, and moral correctness. Therefore, this rune is the rune of wise advice and good leadership.

Today’s Tarot Card for August 30th is The Magician

The Magician

This Tarot Deck: Cat People

General Meaning: Traditionally, the Magus is one who can demonstrate hands-on magic — as in healing, transformative rituals, alchemical transmutations, charging of talismans and the like. A modern Magus is any person who completes the circuit between heaven and Earth, one who seeks to bring forth the divine ‘gold’ within her or himself.

At the birth of Tarot, even a gifted healer who was not an ordained clergyman was considered to be in league with the Devil! For obvious reasons, the line between fooling the eye with sleight of hand, and charging the world with magical will was not clearly differentiated in the early Tarot cards.

Waite’s image of the Magus as the solitary ritualist communing with the spirits of the elements — with its formal arrangement of symbols and postures — is a token of the freedom we have in modern times to declare our spiritual politics without fear of reprisal. The older cards were never so explicit about what the Magus was doing. It’s best to keep your imagination open with this card. Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by evolutionary forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul.

Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, Aug. 30

We can re-establish balance in our lives with the Moon’s shift into peaceful Libra at 2:25 pm EDT, especially after the recent emotional intensity we’ve experienced. We may feel another kick when the Moon opposes irrepressible Uranus and squares formidable Pluto later this evening. Thankfully, the harmonious and happy effects of a lovely trine between beautiful Venus and opulent Jupiter bless us with good vibrations throughout the day.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Other people may get on your nerves today if they won’t hurry up and make up their minds. You want answers now and can become frustrated when your impatience gets the best of you. Unfortunately, no one seems to share your sense of urgency. It’s easier once you admit that this problem is more about your needs than anyone else’s shortcomings. Ease up and give your friends a little room to be themselves.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may lack ambition today, even though you have specific chores that still must be finished. But you might not feel the need to jump in and take care of your duties before heading out for a little fun. Be careful about avoiding your obligations because, ironically, you may not be able to relax enough to enjoy yourself if you act irresponsibly.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You are looking forward to an easygoing day with the Moon entering your 5th House of Fun and Games. However, there is so much happening in your life these days that you might not have enough time to explore new ways to entertain yourself. But don’t take out your frustration on others. Even if someone seems to be blocking your progress, it isn’t about anyone else’s actions. Changing your own attitude is the only way to overcome the resistance you feel today.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may be unsure about how to handle a family matter today, but it’s certainly not because you don’t care. Rather, you’re so concerned with what’s happening that you see the pros and cons of more than one solution. You may even reach a point of frustration and walk away from the whole situation. Don’t be a quitter; it’s better to just make a choice now, even if you aren’t one hundred percent positive in your decision.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You might want to play the role of the diplomat today, placing yourself between two other people who are in the middle of an ongoing disagreement. You’re able to listen to each version of the story and still remain neutral and levelheaded. Just remember that you aren’t the final arbiter of truth and justice. Instead, you’ll be most effective if you can simply help the conflicted parties find some common ground on which to stand.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might not be as in touch with your feelings today as you were over the past few days when the Moon was visiting your sign. Thankfully, you are able to cool off emotionally now, enabling your critical thinking to lead you in a sensible direction. But don’t be overly judgmental and end up saying no to everything. Keep in mind that this isn’t about lowering your standards; rather, it’s about remaining open to unknown possibilities.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The Moon returns to your sign today, possibly overwhelming you with powerful feelings. Thankfully, you should be able to keep working toward your goals if you’re able to integrate your emotions into what you’re doing. You may be sure enough about your ideas that you can easily go along with any group decision. Unfortunately, others may think that your willingness to yield is a sign of weakness. Don’t try to convince anyone that they are wrong. Keep your integrity intact and others will shift their assumptions over time.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You are willing to tell others how you feel, but may not have the need because you’re probably a lot more flexible today than you seem. However, you certainly don’t want to come across as weak or undecided, so you might just choose a side and then remain loyal to whatever you pick. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if you are right; what’s more important now is that you’re following your bliss.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You would like to participate in some summer fun with your friends today because being in a group of like-minded people is nourishing to your soul. However, you might not be eager to relinquish your authority or let go of control. Ironically, everyone else may believe that you have things more together than you actually do. This is tricky territory; if you don’t show some vulnerability now, others may not be able to help you later on when you really need it.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It feels as if everyone expects you to be able to pull the right answers out of thin air today; however, you may not be willing to play their game. As interested as you are in being correct, you’re not as concerned with choosing one solution over another. What’s most critical now is to navigate by your own moral compass instead; if you do, you’ll find a way out of the current dilemma.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Everything seems to work well up to a point today. You’re willing to create a plan and then execute it, but you must be ready to set it aside if circumstances change and obstacles stand in your path. Instead of attempting to make a run for the finish line, take your time and handle any issues that pop up along the way. Slow and steady wins the race.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You’re interested in getting to the bottom of an emotional issue now that could be getting in the way of the intimacy you seek. Discussing your attractions and desires is not enough to deepen the bond, because it becomes harder to talk about your feelings when you’re scared of losing your rational perspective. Nevertheless, you’re safer today than you realize, so let your emotions wash over you without any fear of drowning.

New Moon Report for Aug. 30: Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter Retrograde

Tuesday, August 30

The backward turn of visionary Jupiter opens a four-month window of opportunity for reviewing and revising belief systems and long-range plans. Answers come from within during this philosophical planet’s reversal period, giving more credibility to gut instincts. Patience is especially important when tackling major projects as making hasty decisions doesn’t work well with gigantic Jupiter’s presence in stabilizing Taurus.