New Moon Incense

New Moon Incense

1T. Verbena

1 T. Vervain

1 T. Mugwort

1 T. Rue

1 T. Hyacinth

1 T. Clove

1 T. Moonwort

1 T. Bay leaves

 Grind together and add a few drops of Dittany of Crete oil and a few drops Jasmine oil until the scent pleases you.

Scrying Brew

Scrying Brew

Mugwort Tea, the divination ally of choice! This special tea will actually help you scry. It’s primary ingredient is mugwort, so drink most and scry the remainder!

For each serving, boil one cup of water.

Add boiled water to a teapot in which the following have been placed:

3 tablespoons or more dried mugwort (not only good for helping us contact our inner wisdom, it is also very relaxing).

1/ cup dried oatstraw (good for nerves)

 1 piece of cinnamon stick, 2 to 3 inches long, for it’s delicious flavor.

 Steep for 15 minutes. Strain and pour into a dark-colored mug, preferably black. Sweeten with maple syrup, honey or brown sugar, if desired.

 Now sit comfortably in your “Power Place” with your cup. Sniff your Scrying Brew, feel the steam and warm as a breath on your face. Take a sip and savor the earthy flavor. As you sip become aware of your breathing. Is it shallow or deep, quick or slow/ As you drink, be with your breath, without attempting to change it. When the tea is nearly gone, gradually turn your attention to the tea remaining in your cup. Gaze at it without effort, simply letting yourself be with the cup and the tea. The disc where the tea meets air might look silvery if it catches a light’s reflection. As you look pay some dreamy attention to the thoughts that flash through your mind, like fish. What are they? All over the world people are scrying and dreaming tonight. What images do you see?

Take as much time as you can. You may want to leave the remainder of the tea in its cup on your kitchen altar as an offering for you long-forgotten kindred who knew how to do this ancient ritual.

Depression Banishing Ritual

Depression Banishing Ritual
You will need:
3 Goddess candle: White, one at center of the altar, or two at the back.
1 Banishing Candle: Black, placed at the left front of the altar.
1 Invoking Candle: Pink or red, placed at the right of the altar.
Incense: Sage, cedar, rosemary or pine at the beginning of the ritual, changed later to rose or amber.
Oils: Use Goddess or Altar oil on the Goddess candle, sage, pine or other banishing oil on the banishing candle and rose oil on the invoking candle and for self-blessing.
Ritual Outline
Light candles: “Dress” the candles with the oils, working base to tip, (away from you) for the banishing candle and tip to base (towards you) for the invoking candle and the Goddess candles. Visualize the intent, banishing depression when handling the banishing candle, and invoking joy and self-love while “dressing” the Goddess and invoking candles. Light only the Goddess candles at this time.

Purify: Start the charcoal block or stick incense. If using a charcoal block, give it time to heat up. Sprinkle loose herbs of sage, cedar, rosemary or pine on the hot coal and use the smoke to purify. Visualize the intent of the ritual. At this point visualize banishing depression and emotional pain, while smudging with the smoke. Then light the black candle from the Goddess candle.

Cast a circle/invoke a Crone Goddess or Goddesses to help in banishing, and a Goddess of gentleness and peace for the invoking part of the ritual. Try Kali the Destroyer or Hecate for banishing, and Kwan Yin for gentleness and invoking. Use Goddesses for the five elements or these two aspects only, or whatever feels right. Perform a full casting and invoking to make
the circle, or as informal invitation to the aspects and elements.

Invocation: Dear mothers of wisdom and grace, I invite you here to ask your help. I refuse my depression and choose to banish it, and ask instead for joy and peace of mind. Help me in my work tonight, Kali and Kwan Yin.

Body of ritual: Focus on the flame of the black candle, thinking of all the things that need changing. Remember fully all the reasons for depression and pain, acknowledge all your anger, all your rage, and all your fear. Dwell on every source of pain, emotional injury and negative though that mires you down. When you have focused them all onto the candle, shout “NO!” and blow the candle out in a decisive, quick motion. Watch the smoke rise from the extinguished candle, and feel all the negativity dissolving in the rising air. Breathe the banishing incense for a while.

Light the invoking candle. Do it from the Goddess candle, and sprinkle rose incense on the charcoal block or light a stick of rose incense. Let the light of the pink candle and the fragrance of the rose incense fill you as you watch and breathe them. Breathe the energies in deeply, remembering the qualities of Kwan Yin, or other Goddesses of mercy invoked in the ritual. Ask Kwan Yin for her presence and help. Focus on the candle flame and think of all the good things in your life. Refill each banished item and negativity with some positive attribute; where there was pain before, replace it with love. For every wrong remember something to give thanks for; for every pain remember something joyful. Remember your accomplishments in life, what a genuinely good person you are or individual self attributes that you feel make you a wonderful person. Do a series of affirmations, “I am” or “I have”, to list your good qualities and the qualities you choose to become or gain. Continue stating the positives and affirmations until you feel filled with pink light and the scent of roses.

Self-blessing: If you feel inclined, insert a self-blessing into the ritual at this point. This portion is optional

Thank Kwan Yin for your joy and Kali for her energy of change.

Open circle/ground.

Allow the pink candle to burn out itself, or extinguish and relight it nightly until at least the next Full Moon. Do affirmations nightly with the flame. Continue burning pink candles for as long as needed to remind you of new joy and positive energy. Repeat the ritual on the next waning moon if needed; it
will be needed less each time you do it. Each time, bury the remains of the black candle in the earth, along with the ashes from the incense; visualize your pain being buried with them. Repeat the self-blessing at any time, and do it often, at least every New and Full Moon.

Full Moon Holy Water

Full Moon Holy Water

pink-self love and friendship
red-passionate love
purple-increase of psychic abilities

Fill a glass of water and place a stone in it to charge it with what
you want to bring to you. Ask the blessings of the Earth and Goddess
and then drink a bit to cleanse you inside. The remainder of the
water can be kept tightly corked to use in spells and recipes
anytime you need the extra power of the Full Moon!

Full Moon Incense

Full Moon Incense

~4 parts frankincense
~3 parts myrrh
~2 parts benzoin
~1 part sandalwood
~1 part gardenia petals
~1/2 part orris
~1/2 part thyme
~1/2 part poppy seed
~1/2 part rose petals
Burn during rituals and spells on the full moon.

A Spell to Attract Money

You will need:
light green candle
yellow rose

The scent of poppy, honeysuckle, or almond (to rub into the candle)

Cast your circle and meditate on why you need to attract money to yourself. Light the candle. Raise energy, then say aloud: “I draw in the flow of prosperity to connect with me on this evening. I call in Fire, Earth, Air, and Water to manifest abundance around me. I affirm I am open to all forms of prosperity, and that it comes to me easily and readily. I ask that I be guided to use this gift within the greater good. So be it, and so it is.” Blow out the candle and eat at least one grape.

A Quick Money Spell

This spell requires good visualization. Take a green candle and anoint it with cinnamon oil. Take the bill or write on a piece of paper the amount of a bill you owe and who it is to. You will need a candle that can burn for 7 days. Place the paper under the candle. Hold your hands over the candle and say…

“This candle burns to light the way for the money I need to pay this bill in a way that harms no one.”

Light the candle and burn patchouli incense. Meditate for about 5 minutes as the candle burns. Visualize yourself writing the check or purchasing the money order for this bill and putting it in the mail. Burn the candle every day around the same time for 7 days and 15 minutes at a time. Also, burn patchouli incense every day too with the candle. On the last day, burn the paper with the flame from the candle and let the candle burn completely out.

The Money Bath

Put the 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 4 tablespoons of parsley in the filter cup of the coffee maker. Add five cups of water and let brew. Draw a warm bath and add one cup of the tea. As you pour it into the bath, chant:

Money come from far and near.
Money come to me! Appear!

Completely immerse yourself in the water five times, then soak in the bath water for eight minutes. Concentrate on the improvement of your finances. Let your body dry naturally.

Take this bath on five consecutive days for best results. Use one cup of tea for each bath. Store the tea in a jar with a screw-on lid, and keep it in the refrigerator between baths.

Rumanian Money Spell

Place a small bowl or cup in a place you will see it every day. Hold three coins of any denomination in your dominant hand and say:

Trinka five, trinka five
Ancient spirits come alive
Money grow and money thrive.
Spirits of the trinka five.

Toss the coins in the container. Repeat the spell daily, tossing three coins in the dish each day for nine consecutive days. Then continue doing the spell once a week until you have the money you need.

Cellphone Magick

In today’s world, it might seem strange to think of someone not owning a cell phone, and it probably seems equally bizarre for a phone to be associated with magick and casting spells? So it may surprise some people to learn that high-tech gadgets and gizmos do have a very important place in a modern witch’s toolbox.

Although there are some eccentric witches out there who still brew steaming potions in remote corners of forests, they really are quite a rare sight these days. We’ve gone mainstream, and most of us have cell phones. I remember when I purchased my first mobile phone some years ago, even before I’d figured out how to call someone, I was seeking ways in which I could use the device magickally. It didn’t take me long to figure out that by transmitting my desires over the cellular network, I could turn all of my wishes into reality.

I can’t take all the credit for this new way of spell-making. My trusted friend and coauthor, Shawn, helped me to try out many different ways of weaving together these contemporary spells, and after a few months of experimenting we figure out how to make the cell phone work to our advantage.

It’s all in the power and intent of the message. We know, for example, that by sending a thought to the universe, we attract the things we desire. Writing spells with pen and paper is a quick and easy way of getting what you want, but because of the energy that powers cell-phone towers and the speed with which we can send and receive texts, sending spells as text messages takes them to the next level.

Another easy aspect of spell texting is that you don’t need candles or any other objects. All you needs is a companion, preferably one who also owns a cell phone and who knows you well enough to recognize that you are not completely mad! This person doesn’t necessarily have to have any magickal know-how, just as long as they are open-minded and eager to experiment. In the past, I have known some witches wo do this process alone by using two mobile devices, but in my opinion the spells work best if you actually enlist the help of another person.

A Modern-Day White Witch’s Guide
Shawn Robbins & Leanna Greenaway

Your Daily Horoscopes for October 3rd

The Moon in outgoing Sagittarius inspires us to reach for loftier goals while a square between courageous Mars and confident Jupiter promotes spontaneous risk-taking. The Moon enters practical Capricorn at 4:15 am EDT, but we still may take on too much because our spirits are high and we have excess physical energy. Unfortunately, we cannot sustain our output unless we moderate our actions by striving for a greater level of self-awareness.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You cannot control your enthusiasm when your key planet Mars squares optimistic Jupiter today. Self-restraint can be a problem for you even on a good day, but now it’s essential to steer clear of trouble. Even if you aren’t trying to live dangerously, you could promise the Moon and stars, only to get stuck on the launch pad. Don’t ruin a real opportunity by taking on too much.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You could inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings if you are overly critical today. You can imagine the possibilities, yet you also see the obstacles. This combination allows you to clearly point out where another person’s performance falls short of his or her potential. Don’t be so hard on everyone else; just keep doing whatever you can to lead by example.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be very busy today, but you would prefer to be relaxing. Your first impulse is to have fun now, yet you realize that the current temptations are testing you in many ways. Don’t give in to your inner child just because it sounds like a good idea in the moment; act maturely and do the responsible grown-up thing, instead. You’ll feel better about yourself if you do.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

It isn’t easy to get a handle on your spending now with reckless Mars in your 2nd House of Money, especially if you’re thinking about purchasing something special. Consider what you really need before buying a luxury item that you cannot really afford. Unfortunately, an impulsive purchase may leave you feeling empty later on. Look beyond the material world now for a deeper fulfillment.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Naturally, you want others to see you at your best. However, you may take this concept a little too far today as irrepressible Mars in your 1st House of Appearances squares overindulgent Jupiter. Keep in mind that it will be more of a struggle if you don’t rein yourself in and underplay your position rather than grandstanding and trying to steal the spotlight. Don’t worry; you’ll have your time in the Sun on another day.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although your dreams may be unrealistic with unstoppable Mars in your 12th House of Fantasy, you aren’t ready to give up on them yet. In fact, you may be very enthusiastic and believe that your thinking is clear, but you might not be aware of how much your own desires are influencing you now. Talk to your allies and ask them for feedback; however, make sure you listen to their valuable input.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Benevolent Jupiter in your 8th House of Shared Resources is being prodded by assertive Mars today, bringing the financial aspects of a current relationship to light. Someone might offer you a gift, but he or she will likely show up at some point to collect on a debt or far-fetched promise. If you don’t want to face disappointment down the road, don’t blow your expectations out of proportion. Being rational now will make life easier later.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It seems like the positive energy is returning, but you’re not sure if it’s smart to trust your optimistic feelings. You may still be smarting from a recent brush with authority, yet new ideas could now turn a previous setback to your advantage. Don’t worry about winning; just doing your absolute best is good enough.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may go out of your way today to see both sides of a complex issue as your key planet Jupiter squares pushy Mars in your 9th House of Big Ideas. Unfortunately, this exercise in objectivity won’t necessarily bring you any closer to resolution. Thankfully, finding a solution now isn’t as important as you might think. Just getting all the hidden agendas out into the open is enough of a goal for one day.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You can see new benefits of having friends who actually support you and your work, and you’re eager to pursue these relationships now to expand your professional ambitions. Nevertheless, it still might take you by surprise when someone goes out of his or her way to help you today, without seeking anything in return. Rather than resisting assistance and acting as if you are self-sufficient, graciously accept their help with a smile.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your apparent playfulness can push someone else’s buttons if he or she thinks you’re not carrying your fair share of the load today. Meanwhile, you may believe that you are doing more than your part. If others complain about your lack of effort, your first impulse might be to purposefully slow down in finishing your tasks. However, don’t let an ego battle cover up the underlying problem. Show courage and resolve to get to the bottom of the issue instead of just taking the easy way out.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Taking on a lot of tasks today is one way to impress others at first, but your scheme can fall apart quickly if you don’t complete enough of what you start. Fortunately, you can break down a large task into many smaller components now and then focus on each one separately. Although a big job may be overwhelming, it’s not so bad if you take it one piece at a time.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of October 3rd

There’ s a significant shift in relationships this weekend when the love planet Venus leaves polite and accommodating Libra and enters intensely passionate Scorpio very late on Saturday night. The emotional atmosphere is bound to thicken as needs and desires are examined more deeply and the commitment level goes up with partners, or we recognize that the well is running dry.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your imagination is flowing this weekend, enriching your social life with creative ideas. But it can also entice you into letting fantasy overcome reality, leading you down a questionable path. It’s fun to play games as long as you know the rules. However, if you’re uncertain or uninterested, it’s better to sit things out and relax at home than to follow an unreliable person into a sketchy situation.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

If you’ve been toiling in the fields of romantic despair recently, that’s likely to start changing late Saturday night. Your ruling planet Venus is shifting from your 6th House of Work to your 7th House of Equality, opening the door to more fulfilling relationships. Even if there are some unfinished bits of emotional business that remain, courageously addressing your concerns will help you move on to better times.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your communicative ruling planet Mercury joins serious Saturn on Thursday, which may force you to face some hard realities. If you’re willing to address the tough issues with honesty and maturity, you may earn respect or, at least, gain clarity. Instead of saying what others want to hear, engaging in straight talk without descending into blame can add strength and stability to your personal life.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The Moon sails through magical Pisces this weekend, inspiring you to dream about faraway places and unfamiliar faces. This lunar transit in your 9th House of Travel attracts you to people and experiences that enlarge your vision of the world. Attending cultural, religious and educational events increases your chances of meeting an interesting new person or adding more meaning to your current relationship.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Tenderness may be the most important quality in your personal life this weekend. The Moon is in watery Pisces and your 8th House of Intimacy, which can make you more emotional or attract sensitive people. Don’t deny your vulnerability or ignore someone else’s, because facing these feelings is the key to deepening an existing connection or getting closer to someone new.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The sweet and sensitive Pisces Moon lights up your 7th House of Partnerships with warm feelings this weekend. A gentle person will respond to your care, compassion and imagination, but an overly cool or critical approach is a guaranteed mood killer. A little forgiveness of yourself and others will go a long way to improving your relationship life. Let go of the minor matters so you can see the bigger picture, instead.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

If you’ve been recently letting someone slack off out of the goodness of your heart, you may have a change of tune this weekend. Your loving ruling planet Venus enters scrutinizing Scorpio and your 2nd House of Self-Worth, which can help you re-evaluate what you’re getting from others. If a situation is unfair, don’t clam up just to keep the peace. Gently expressing your dissatisfaction gives you a perfect chance to make things right.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You could be in for a delicious weekend with the sweet Pisces Moon’s presence in your 5th House of Romance and Play. This favorable transit can cast you in the best possible light and allow you to let your worries melt away. Amorous Venus enters your passionate sign late on Saturday night, which is another asset for relationships. You have a healthy connection with your needs now, increasing your chances of fulfilling them.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The emotional atmosphere is cloudy this weekend with the Moon in fantasy-oriented Pisces and your 4th House of Roots. While your mind may drift down memory lane reflecting on old loves, returning to the present and paying attention to the one you’re with now will make you a more appealing partner. However, if you’re feeling uncharacteristically shy or sentimental, taking some personal time for yourself makes perfect sense.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your sharp thinking makes it easy for you to see where improvements can be made, but being critical of others this weekend requires a very delicate touch. The Moon’s in tender Pisces and your 3rd House of Communication, amplifying the impact of your words. Don’t let details get in the way of a pleasant conversation that may not be entirely realistic, but which creates a sense of closeness that’s worth more.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The imaginative Pisces Moon is traveling through your 2nd House of Self-Worth this weekend, making this a wonderful time to invest in yourself. Activities, outfits and objects that add a little touch of whimsy to your life not only make you feel good but could make you more attra

the daily humorscopes for monday, october 3rd

the daily humorscope  

Monday, October 03, 2011

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Today you will have a lot of trouble with non sequiturs. Pizza doesn’t have to have cheese, you know.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
What goes around will come around, today. Metaphorically speaking, that is.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You will get a notion to become a street food-vendor, and will make yourself a food serving cart for the “Bulghur Baron.” You will sell pint containers of hot bulghur wheat, cooked with sauteed onions, garlic, and other vegetables. To everyone’s amazement, you’ll succeed fabulously, eventually making millions off the franchise rights alone.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You will discover a horror almost beyone imagining today — your home is inhabited by the ghost of an insurance salesman. Who you gonna call?
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
A coworker is going to steal one of your best ideas and claim it as his own. That’s about what you should expect, though, from a cow “orker.”
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
This is a good time to get out there and make a difference! I’m often tempted to do that, but I just can’t figure out where “there” is — every time I get there, it’s here. Maybe if I run really fast? Oh well, if you figure it out, be sure to make a difference.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Remember: you can’t tell your boss to get lost. You can, however, give him the wrong directions.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You might have that mole on your back checked out. It may actually be a gopher.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Excellent day, today. Unless today is your 15th birthday, of course, in which case you’re destined to have a particularly embarrassing episode involving a cat and an argyle sock.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Following up on your accidental observation of the “sock dimension” (remember that sock you saw re-materializing a while back?), you will invent a machine to let you cross over the dimensional barrier. Sadly, you’ll be one dimension off, and will pop into the lost pen and pencil dimension, where you will be severely poked.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Good day to count your blessings. Both of them.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You will be attacked by a man wielding a ham sandwich. Fortunately, you will remember your self-defense lessons, and should be able to drive him off using a bunch of celery.