Lady A’s Spell Of The Day for Oct. 11th: Turn The Tables Spell

Is someone making your life difficult? Turn the tables on that person with the spell below.

Best time to perform this spell:

  • Anytime

Items you will need:

  • A candle
  • A candle holder
  • A small mirror
  • A photo of your tormentor (if possible)
  • Matches

 

  • Place the candle in its holder and set it on top of the photo at one end of a table. If you can’t obtain a photo, inscribe your enemy’s name on the candle – the candle represents the person who’s causing you trouble.
  • Light the candle, then seat yourself at the other end of the table.
  • Hold the mirror so that it reflects the flame and say aloud:

“Behold this mirror is my shield. Your wicked way will be revealed. Any evil that you do will instantly turn back on you.”

  • Imagine the mirror deflecting harm away from you and back onto the other person.
  • When you’ve finished, snuff out the candle.
  • Hang the mirror on the outside of the door to your home or office to ward off unwanted energies.
  • Melt the candle completely and bury the residue along with the photo far from your home.

Crystal of the Day for October 11th – Topaz

Topaz

By Phylameana lila Desy, About.com Guide

Spiritual and Healing Properties of Topaz:

Topaz is best known for its manifesting properties. Golden topaz in particular is associated with abundance. Golden topaz is also an energizer. Blue topaz stimulates the throat chakra. Champagne topaz can assist the soul in fulfilling the earthy purpose for its incarnation. Clear topaz is a transformative gemstone that can help facilitate karmic clearings and soul healings.

Remedy Benefits of Topaz:

  • Manifesting stone
  • Promotes creativity
  • Gives optimism
  • Aids mental clarity
  • Boosts confidence

Herb of the Day for October 11th – Dodder

Dodder

Folk Names:  Beggarweed, Devil’s Guts, Fireweed, Hellweed, Lady’s Lace, Love Vine, Scaldweed, Strangletare, Witches’ Hair

Gender:  Feminine

Planet:  Saturn

Element:  Water

Powers:  Love Divination, Knot Magick

Magickal Uses:  Pluck the dodder throw it over the shoulder, back onto the host plant (dodder is a parasite), and then return to the plant the next day. If the dodder has attached itself to the plant again, the person in question loves you. If not, no.

Use the “laces”as cords for knot magick (don’t tie the knots too tightly).

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
Scott Cunningham

Saint of the Day for October 11th – St. Dionysia

St. Dionysia

In the year 484, the Arian King, Huneric, banished the Catholic bishops from their African Sees, and began a violent persecution of orthodox Christians, many of whom were put to death. Dionysia, a woman remarkable for beauty, zeal and piety, was scourged in the forum till her body was covered with blood. Seeing Majoricus, her young son, tremble at the site, she said to him, “My son, do not forget that we have been baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity. We must not lose the garment of our salvation, lest the Master of the feast find us without wedding clothes and cast us into outer darkness.” The boy, strengthened by her words, suffered a most cruel martyrdom with constancy. Dionysia and Majoricus died at the stake.St. Dionysia feast day is December 6th.

Goddess of the Day for October 11th – Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Greek goddess of love and beauty

By deTraci Regula, About.com Guide

 

Aphrodite

From ‘The Dictionary of Classical Antiquities’
 
Aphrodite’s Appearance:Aphrodite is a gorgeous, perfect, eternally young woman with a beautiful body.Aphrodite’s Symbol or Attribute:Her Girdle, which has magical powers to compel love.

Strengths:Potent sexual attractiveness, dazzling beauty.

Weaknesses:A bit stuck on herself, but with a perfect face and body, who can blame her?

Aphrodite’s Parents: One genealogy gives her parents as Zeus, King of the Gods, and Dione, an early earth/mother goddess. More commonly, she was believed to be born of the foam in the sea which bubbled around the severed member of Ouranos when Kronos slew him.

Aphrodite’s Birthplace: Rising from the foam off of the islands of Cyprus or Kythira. Milos, where the famed Venus de Milo was found, is also associated with her in modern times.

Aprhodite’s Husband:Hephaestus, the lame smith-god. Also associated with Ares, god of War.

Children: Eros, a Cupid-like figure.

Some Major Temple Sites of Aphrodite: Kythira, an island she visited; Cyprus.

Basic Story: Aphrodite rises from the foam of the waves of the sea, enchanting anyone who sees her and inciting feelings of love and lust wherever she goes. She is a contender in the story of the Golden Apples, when Paris chooses her as the fairest of the three goddesses (the others were Hera and Athena) and Aphrodite decides to “reward” him for giving her the Golden Apple (the prototype of most modern awards) by giving him the love of Helen of Troy, something of a mixed blessing that led to the Trojan War.

Interesting Fact: The island of Cyprus has many places believed to have been enjoyed by Aphrodite when she was on earth. Recently, the Cypriots have revived a tourist-friendly version of some of Aphrodite’s festivals at the town of Paphos.

Life’s Peculiar Reflections for October 11th

LIFE’S PECULIAR REFLECTIONS

1. I’m not into working out. My philosophy is no pain, no pain.
2. I’m in shape. Round is a shape.
3. Do illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?
4. I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
5. Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?
6. I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three of them.
7. One out of every three Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK, then it must be you.
8. They show you how detergents take out bloodstains. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with bloodstains all over it, maybe your laundry isn’t your biggest problem.
9. Ask people why they have deer heads on their walls and they tell you it’s because they’re such beautiful animals. I think my wife is beautiful, but I only have photographs of her on the wall.
10. I Don’t Have An Attitude Problem … You Have a perception problem.

 DoreEd

Oh My Aging Funny Bone….

NASA Image of the Day for October 11th

Making a Spectacle of Star Formation in Orion

Looking like a pair of eyeglasses only a rock star would wear, this nebula brings into focus a murky region of star formation. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope exposes the depths of this dusty nebula with its infrared vision, showing stellar infants that are lost behind dark clouds when viewed in visible light.

Best known as Messier 78, the two round greenish nebulae are actually cavities carved out of the surrounding dark dust clouds. The extended dust is mostly dark, even to Spitzer’s view, but the edges show up in mid-wavelength infrared light as glowing, red frames surrounding the bright interiors. Messier 78 is easily seen in small telescopes in the constellation of Orion, just to the northeast of Orion’s belt, but looks strikingly different, with dominant, dark swaths of dust. Spitzer’s infrared eyes penetrate this dust, revealing the glowing interior of the nebulae.

A string of baby stars that have yet to burn their way through their natal shells can be seen as red pinpoints on the outside of the nebula. Eventually these will blossom into their own glowing balls, turning this two-eyed eyeglass into a many-eyed monster of a nebula.

This is a three-color composite that shows infrared observations from two Spitzer instruments. Blue represents 3.6- and 4.5-micron light, and green shows light of 5.8 and 8 microns, both captured by Spitzer’s infrared array camera. Red is 24-micron light detected by Spitzer’s multiband imaging photometer.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Astronomy Picture of the Day for October 11th

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos!Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2011 October 11

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Larry Van Vleet 

 

Explanation: It’s the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble’s central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in scientifically mapped colors to bring up contrast, is about 10 light-years across and part of a much larger complex of stars and shells. The Bubble Nebula can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of the Queen of Aethiopia (Cassiopeia).

Your Daily Number for October 11th: 1

A sense of renewed energy dominates the day. This is a time for new beginnings, and you’ve got raw dynamic power on your side. The best way to seize the moment? Sharpen your powers of concentration and take the lead, without losing your sensitivity.

Fast Facts

About the Number 1

Theme: Masculine, Creative, Independent, Aggressive
Astro Association: Mercury
Tarot Association: Magician

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for October 11th is 39: Temporary Obstacles

39: Temporary Obstacles

Hexagram 39

General Meaning: Have temporary obstacles been blocking your way? In the course of trying to reach a goal or to fulfill a personal ambition, obstructions inevitably present themselves. This is not always a bad thing. Obstacles, difficulties and even setbacks that are eventually overcome often turn into assets. Without irritating grains of sand, oysters would never make pearls.

The obstacles pointed to here are not permanent, yet they are in the way. As when a large boulder falls in the road, the best course of action is usually to go around it, rather than to try to move it out of the way. Temporary obstacles must be seen for what they are — temporary — and should not be allowed to take on too much significance.

A positive aspect of even the most difficult obstacle is that it may cause a person to turn inward, and gain greater depth and character. While the ignorant bemoan their fate and seek to blame their problems on others, the wise seek the cause of the problem within themselves. Through this type of introspection, obstacles become a means for personal growth and self-discovery.

Without air resistance, no plane would ever fly.

If you are facing temporary obstacles, try not to be overly concerned. Obstacles are a part of achieving every goal and furthering every undertaking. Setbacks and reverses can affect morale, but keeping up your self-confidence in the face of challenges is part of a successful solution to many of life’s problems. Obstacles of short duration are best handled with a yielding attitude. Go around the rock, don’t put your shoulder to it.

Today’s Runes for Tuesday, October 11th is Man

Today’s Runes

Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Man represents Mankind. This rune evokes the image that although we must make much of our way in the world on our own, there is nevertheless an entire populous that shares similar experiences. Thus, this rune represents the relationship of the self with the whole – working together we can produce great results. Additionally, Man speaks to intellect and culture that separate us from the animals.

Today’s Tarot Card for October 11th is The Empress

The Empress

This Tarot Deck: Crowley

General Meaning: Traditionally entitled “Empress,” this major arcana or “trump” card portrays the energy of the Great Mother. She is Nature, around us but also within us, the ever-unfolding Source of life-giving power. She is often pictured as a pre-Christian Goddess, as the one whom the High Priestess is channeling down to earth for the rest of us.

In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the “woman clothed with the sun” until after the French Revolution.

This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called “the Great Recycler.”

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, October 11th

We grow increasingly aware of how our friends, associates and partners restrain our emotional expression today as the impulsive Aries Moon excites our need to share our feelings. But the reactive Aries Full Moon at 10:05 pm EDT opposes the willful Sun in socially conscious Libra, pushing us to balance our desires with the expectations of others. Additionally, the Full Moon’s opposition to hard-nosed Saturn requires us to choose work over play.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The Full Moon in your fiery sign might agitate your anger if you feel blocked by someone who is exerting control over you. Your initial reaction is to just come on stronger and steamroll your way over anyone else’s objections. Unfortunately, you could misjudge the severity of the situation. Don’t waste your energy by creating more conflict. Back down, take a deep breath and seek common ground instead.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

It’s possible that job-related responsibilities have stacked up so high that you want to just run and hide. But burying your head in the sand will not help in the long run — and it might not even alleviate the pressure in the present moment. Rather than trying to handle all your obligations at once, set priorities early in the day. Once you have a sensible plan, work steadily toward achieving your goals. If necessary, you can always pick up the slack tomorrow.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

If your enthusiasm prompted you to go too far yesterday, you might need to make an apology, pull back on the reins and reconsider your next move before you make matters worse. Ironically, your optimism may not be dampened; it’s just that your goals are intertwined with others and you cannot charge off on your own. There’s no reason to be discouraged; regrouping before you push forward again will only increase your chances of success.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Domestic obligations may prevent you from rushing ahead with a new project at work as today’s enterprising Aries Full Moon illuminates your 10th House of Career. Even if you’re uncharacteristically eager to head off on a different professional path, you’ll first have to get the support from your closest friends and family — and it may not be as forthcoming as you wish. Don’t ignore your family responsibilities because your true security depends on having a strong foundation.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your mind is taking you on a wonderful adventure today as the uplifting Aries Full Moon shines in your 9th House of Faraway Places. Although your current vision may be grounded in reality, there’s no shortcut to get from here to there. Face the facts and realize that you may have to manifest this dream the old-fashioned way with a concrete plan, hard work and patience.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Today’s action-oriented Aries Full Moon brightens your 8th House of Shared Resources, encouraging you to collaborate with someone on your project in order to make the most of a current opportunity. Don’t be concerned if you have to give up some control over the direction of your work or if you must share any potential rewards. What you can accomplish in partnership now will outshine what you could have done on your own.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s not easy to set aside your previous agenda and join forces with someone else today, even if a co-worker’s plan sounds intriguing. The assertive Aries Full Moon activates your 7th House of Others, yet its tense opposition to the Sun and restrictive Saturn in your sign makes it difficult for you to be lured off track. Stop worrying about what might have been if you said yes; concentrate on accomplishing the goals you have already set for yourself, instead.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

A significant breakthrough in your daily routine can lead you to doing your work more efficiently than ever before. But the potential increase in productivity brought about by today’s spontaneous Aries Full Moon in your 6th House of Habits may require you to move much slower than you prefer. Instead of jumping on the first good idea that comes along now, let your thoughts wander until you know that you have a winner.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Falling in love today is a real possibility with the ardent Aries Full Moon stimulating your 5th House of Romance and Self-Expression. But your current zest for life goes beyond an attraction to someone who excites your heart. Even if you want to pursue a relationship, a fascinating course of study, an intriguing idea or a new hobby, it’s wise to take your time before turning your life upside down. You can always follow your bliss later when it’s not so disruptive.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You’re eager for a blast of something new on the home front, but you may not have the time or energy to turn your plans into reality. The irrepressible Aries Full Moon in your 4th House of Security pushes you to tell your friends and family what you want. However, her opposition to dutiful Saturn in your 10th House of Public Responsibility means that you must satisfy your professional obligations first. Don’t be distracted by a false sense of urgency; patience works in your favor this time around.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be inclined to suddenly change your schedule today as the unstoppable Aries Full Moon lights up your 3rd House of Immediate Environment. But an unpremeditated shift in your agenda could stir up more than just a bit of excitement as unexpected consequences to your spontaneous behavior take on a life of their own. For now, the solution is easy: focus on your long-term goals and not on the present moment.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You could come up with original ways to make money today because the pioneering Aries Full Moon brightens your 2nd House of Income. But it’s crucial to realize that your enthusiasm could make you believe that an idea is better than it actually will be in reality. Instead of going off on a wild goose chase, take the time to discuss your thoughts with someone you trust and listen carefully to the advice you are given.