Day: December 30, 2011
Crone’s Corner – Knot Magick to Undo a Wrong
Crone’s Corner – Knot Magick to Undo a Wrong
Sometimes we do a spell, or do something not in magick, which we
cannot undo, words we cannot take back. No matter, the energy
is still floating, causing damage. You can undo this energy
in a knot spell.
Take a piece of white cord, about 12 inches long and tie three knots
into it. As you tie the knots think of the situation, the deed or
words done which now you cannot undo. When you are done, spread the
cord flat out on a surface and sprinkle some salt over it
and begin to undo the knots and as you undo each say:
“What I said will be unsaid
What I did will be undone.
When the knots are unmade
Will be the magick then be gone.”
Now light a white candle and place the candle inside your cauldron or
a heat resistant censer. Lower the cord slowly into the flame and allow
the cord to be consumed. When done, gather the ashes of the cord
and sprinkle outside.
Daily Aromatherapy Tip – Coriander
Daily Aromatherapy Tip – Coriander
Spicy and warm! A gentle stimulant when one is tired with low physical energy.
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Good Times Charm
Good Times Charm
The next time you pop a bottle of champagne to celebrate a special event or accomplishment, don’t throw away the cork. Cut a slit in the top and insert a coin. If you place it in your kitchen cupboard, it will bring luck to the entire household. The luck will last until the next bottle of champagne is opened. However, if you insert a coin minted in the year of your birth, carry the charm with you at all times. The luck will last the rest of your life.
By: Lynne Sturtevant
Did You Know…..
Eat a pinch of thyme before bed, and you will have sweet dreams.
Celebrations Around the World for Dec. 30th
Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute
Romania Republic Day
Madagascar Independence Day
Kwanzaa, Day 5: Nia (Purpose)
Fairy Frequent Fliers’ Awards (Fairy)
Rizal Day (Philippines)
St. Sabinus’ Day
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
Year-end Fire Watch – Japan- The last two days of the calendar year in the lead up to O-Shogatsu, New Year, Japan’s most important holiday. Men gather at the chokai hall and sip tea and divide into teams to patrol the kami (upper) and shimo (lower) halves of the neighbourhood. In groups of five or six they carry flashlights and paper lanterns, as well as noisy clappers. They call out “Hi no yojin” – “Take care with fire!”
Earth Science Pic for Dec. 30th
Brocken Spectre and Glory from Northern Italy
December 30, 2011
Photographer: Vittorio Poli
Summary Author: Vittorio Poli; Jim Foster
When climbing a mountain in the Dolomite Range of northern Italy this past summer, I was pleased to notice that when I glanced down into the layer of mist below, someone seemed to be looking out for me. Of course, that someone was actually me. What I observed at approximately 9,800 ft (2,987 m) was a classic Brocken spectre and glory. The colorful rings make up the glory, and my shadow is the Brocken Spectre. Both result when sunlight is deflected by minute droplets — typically fog or cloud droplets or mist from a spray. When you observe these phenomena, whether or not you can see the Sun, you know you’re looking in the direction opposite of the Sun’s position — toward the antisolar point. Photo taken on August 16, 2011.
Astronomy Picture of the Day for Dec. 30th
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.
The Diner at the Center of the Galaxy
Illustration Credit: ESO/MPE/Marc Schartmann
Explanation: The monster at the center of our Galaxy is about to get fed. Recent observations by the Very Large Telescopes indicate that a cloud of gas will venture too close to the supermassive black hole at the Galactic center. The gas cloud is being disrupted, stretched out, heated up, and some of it is expected to fall into the black hole over the next two years. In this artist’s illustration, what remains of the blob after a close pass to the black hole is shown in red and yellow, arching out from the gravitational death trap to its right. The cloud’s orbit is shown in red, while the orbits of central stars are shown in blue. The infalling nebula is estimated to contain several times the mass of our Earth, while the central black hole, thought to correspond to the radio source Sagittarius A*, contains about four million times the mass of our Sun. Once it falls in, nothing is expected to be heard from the doomed gas ever again.
Daily Feng Shui Tip for Dec. 30th
Getting all your ducks in a row should be the order of this day if you want to bring in all the fortune and luck this New Year can hold. And if you lived in Southeast Asia you’d be literally doing that exact thing right now. One of the New Year’s traditions indigenous to those people is to garner a great deal of fortune, luck and opportunity by releasing a bird or even a turtle on New Year’s Day. However, if your menagerie is strictly glass, then you might want to take a gander at other ways to bring the fortune and the luck. The Japanese hang a straw rope in front of their homes to invite health, happiness and prosperity to live with them during the coming New Year, and to help keep evil and negativity at bay. The Japanese also believe that the very first thing everyone should do the moment the New Year begins (even before kissing your date) is to laugh. This guarantees that worry won’t hang around your house for the whole of the upcoming year, and that good humor, good luck and plenty of happy opportunity will bless you and yours. I guess the laugh is on them. And then, apparently, so is the luck. Try to get a giggle going as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve and then see if the next year doesn’t bring you tons to smile about. Go ahead and let those same wishes sprout wings and fly!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
The Meaning of the Number 7
Sevens, like Threes, deal with magical forces. Sevens deal with esoteric, scholarly aspects of magic. Representative of scholarly activities, mystery, and the focused search for esoteric meanings. Seven deals with the activation of imagination and manifesting results in our lives through the use of conscious thought and awareness. Ruled by Saturn, Seven can represent impractical dreaming, but with a deeper understanding of the aspects of Seven, you can quite deftly utilize its magical vibration to your own benefit.
Your Daily Number for December 30: 7
Distractions at home or work will capture your attention. It’s important to have patience today, a day when contemplation and meditation are important for your psychological well-being. Avoid confrontations with others.
About the Number 7
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for December 30th is 48: The Well
48: The Well
General Meaning: Throughout various cultures and political systems of the world, the well has served as a universal symbol for that which sustains life and provides a constant, inexhaustible source of life-giving nourishment for mankind.
Like the well, human nature is the same around the world. The passage of time does not change its essential dimensions, nor take anything away. Still, just as a well can be deepened to produce clearer, cleaner water, so can we enrich our lives by delving deeply within — into our natural selves, or souls.
Beware of shallow thinking. Like a little learning, it can be dangerous. The image of the well suggests that along with depth comes clarity. Be patient, and penetrate both your problems and your own nature to the core. If you do not lower your bucket to the depths, you’re very likely to come up empty. When greater depth is desired, a lessening of speed is often required.
Today’s Runes for December 30 is Tyr
|Jade Runes are most commonly used for questions about love, friendship, and relationships. 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 Tarot Card for December 30 is The Empress
This Tarot Deck: Crowley
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 December 30th
You probably have a clear set of objectives and understand why it’s important to tie up loose ends today. However, your mind is on everything except work because you’re eager for the weekend to begin. The Moon’s presence in your 12th House of Escapism opposes action-hero Mars in your 6th House of Employment, enticing you to find ways to avoid doing much of anything. Unfortunately, you’ll pay the price for procrastinating, so bite the bullet and get your chores done before it’s too late.
You are in a creative mood today, but you might not have time for artistic pursuits. Responsibilities at work have piled up or there are chores yet to finish at home. Nevertheless, a bit of concentrated effort can go a long way now if you don’t allow yourself to be distracted by everything interesting thing that comes to your attention. Narrow your focus so you have time to explore playful self-expression later in the day.
You may be uncertain about what you need to do in order to live up to other people’s expectations. For example, your boss might give you unclear directions and then be unavailable to answer your questions. Or, you might have previous obligations that distract you from a current assignment. In any case, accepting the impossibility of pleasing everyone frees you to simply do the best you can and then let go until the confusion clears.
Your head is filled with such big ideas now that it’s unrealistic to make any of them come true. Even if you create a prioritized list of things to do, your wandering mind scatters your thoughts and actions. Instead of biting off more that you can chew, use the day to review the previous year and think about the next one. Don’t judge yourself harshly if you aren’t very productive today. Some days are just meant for dreaming.
You want to stretch your boundaries today by talking about your feelings with someone special. However, your words may seem vague, even if you have very specific things you want to say. Ironically, using fewer words helps you to be more concise in your thinking. Save the long rambling conversations for another day; instead, let your actions speak for you.
You may be stressed out by someone close to you because you cannot figure out what he or she wants. Even if you’re asked for something very specific, you could be confused when you deliver the goods only to have your partner or friend tell you that you got it wrong. You might begin to think that you’re in a no-win situation, but your frustration is temporary. Thankfully, you’re able to change the dynamics when you stop trying so hard and just treat your loved ones with kindness.
You have high hopes for improving your daily health regimen now and may try to put your goals into the form of resolutions for the New Year. However, the dreamy Pisces Moon in your 6th House of Details makes it hard to put your desires into an executable plan. Instead of writing a list of vague generalities based upon unrealistic goals, be specific as possible. It’s better to have two or three concrete items than lots of good ideas that remain unrealized.
Although you might talk about how you’re going to increase your income or change your spending habits, your actions today don’t necessarily support your goals. You may be tempted to spend money on something for the sheer enjoyment of it. Unfortunately, you could become self-critical very quickly, preventing you from having the pleasurable experience you expected. Cut yourself some slack so you can have a little well-earned fun.
Although you continue to apply yourself toward specific professional goals, you might choose to leave work early today. You’re tempted to retreat into the hidden recesses of your own mind and leave some responsibilities unfulfilled. Instead of participating in social activities later on, consider staying home and escaping by watching a movie, playing video games or reading a book.
This can be a good planning day as long as you remember to pay attention to the details. You’re tempted to dream big, while still understanding the need to maintain a practical outlook on your future. Even if you are thinking about taking a vacation to an exotic location, you’re able to keep yourself on track and within your budget. Research your options, take good notes, and don’t be afraid to do something you have never done before.
Your friends and associates can be a source of good times today, but participating in social activities might end up costing you more than expected. It’s not that you’re stingy; it’s just than you would prefer to know in advance how much something will cost. Although you may want to blame others for misleading you, your eagerness to be involved might have inhibited you from asking too many questions up front. Let go of any resentment; for now, just enjoy yourself while you can.
It seems as if others are picking on you today for no reason at all. But the hypersensitive Pisces Moon is opposite Mars in critical Virgo, suggesting that you are more vulnerable now than usual. Don’t assume that everyone is on your case just because you’re feeling insecure. You could miss out on some very good advice if you’re afraid of hearing the truth.
Your Lunar Love Horoscopes for Dec. 30th – Jan. 1
by Jeff Jawer
Sweet and Spicy
December 30 – 1
Feelings may be soft and tender on Friday with the Moon in surreal Pisces. This whimsical lunar transit is excellent for romantic escapes where practical matters and responsibilities give way to dreams and fantasies. Movies and music are wonderful for tapping into the soulful emotions embodied by this tender lunar placement. Gently going with the flow without overt ambition creates an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion that engenders trust and affection.
Feelings of safety and the soft edges of imagination are burnt off with a lunar shift into fiery Aries on Saturday morning. The call for immediate action is shouted out with a verbally assertive square between communicative Mercury and forceful Mars. Channeling some of this mental heat into games redirects competitive instincts in a socially acceptable direction. Wit and humor can be delicious by-products of this spicy planetary pair, but sharp words cut deeply if we don’t measure them carefully. This New Year’s Eve is more likely to spur loud talk and raucous behavior rather than the sentimental sounds of “Auld Lang Syne.” Slow down to avoid dangerous actions or incendiary speech.
Sunday may be slightly mellower even though there’s still a dash of impatience present with the impetuous Aries Moon ringing in the New Year.
Daily Cosmic Calendar for Dec. 30th
Learn to roll with the psychic punches as the Moon parallels Uranus (12:05AM PST) while the Moon in Pisces squares Mercury in Sagittarius (1:41AM PST) and the Moon opposes Mars (5:39AM PST). These three aspects may not be the most important ones in the astrological deck, but as a trio, they can shake up the status-quo this morning. In addition, the Moon-Mars polarity starts a fairly long void lunar cycle that lasts until 1:49AM PST tomorrow when the Moon will enter fiery Aries. Therefore, most of today’s activities take place with a Moon in uncertain terrain and meandering in the last sign of the zodiac. This can be helpful if you want to retreat from the maddening crowd and restore your soul-personality alliance via meditation and reflection. Productivity across the board can still rise – thanks to the monthly Moon-Ceres union at 2:31PM PST. This lunar rapport with the largest asteroid doubles as a support for changing your diet along better nutritional lines. Be more nurturing to maternal figures, children and pets in your family circle. Get extra rest tonight as the last day of 2011 appears to be a humdinger and not of the most exalted kind.
Today’s Affirmation for December 30th
Waves of peace touch the world and those around me.
On The Fifth Day Of Christmas, my true love gave to me……
I am sorry……
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