COMMANDING POWDER

COMMANDING POWDER

Commanding Powder Compound X 116 1/2 Ounce
Orris Root 1/2 Ounce
Sandalwood 1/2 Ounce
Talcum Plain 2 Ounce
Color to suit — Purple

EMPLOYMENT POTION

EMPLOYMENT POTION

 
One part sandalwood oil
One part patchouli oil
One part clove bud oil
One part frankincense oil
One part nutmeg oil
 
You will also need a green candle, parchment, a pen and dragon’s blood ink.
You may also use a green or gold ink pen.
On the waxing or full moon, fold all the herbs into the cloth and tie a ribbon around it and place it on your altar.
Combine the oils together and place the bottle on your altar.
On the parchment draw the symbol for Jupiter, a money symbol (like a dollar sign or the
symbol for the pound or a rune for prosperity). Also make a general list of all the things
you’d like to gain from your new job. Take the green candle and with a pen, tack or crystal,
carve the word “Prosperity” into the wax. Anoint the candle with some of the oil and allow it
to burn out. Wear the remainder of the oil as a perfume, add it to a bath or put a drop or two
on your application or resume. Sleep with the sachet under your pillow for at least a week.
You should see results in 1-3 months.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for May 25th

Today’s ‘National Tap Dance Day’ gives me the opportunity to share a show stopping way to enhance your own creativity simply by stomping your feet. According to ancient Indian scripture, there are auric centers on the soles of your feet that are very strongly connected with the earth’s energies. If you ever suffer any sort of creative blockage, then this philosophy says that you might also be experiencing a blockage in the ‘energetic bundle’ at the bottom of your feet. You might then feel ungrounded while also feeling unproductive, unmotivated or just plain stuck. To exit this low energy state, simply stand up and stomp the bottom of each bare foot on the ground nine separate times. Take a deep breath between each stamp. Once you are done with one foot, go on to the next. Stomp out the stuck and get your creativity flowing again. Once you are done tap dancing around this exercise, you will also stop tap dancing around your artistic block while also feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 25th is 30: Clinging like fire

30: Clinging Like Fire

Hexagram 30

General Meaning: Flames cling to their source of fuel in order to keep the fire burning. Likewise, in the human world, emotional attachment results from everything that radiates light or warmth is dependent upon something else. Through these dependencies we can see that all things are related, each thing to the other. Awareness of your own dependency on others is the key that unlocks the door to your true place in the world. No woman is an island.

Fire is also a symbol of liberation — sending out crackling molecules that fly away from home. Paradoxically, by clinging to what is balanced and true, we gain inner freedom.

Given perseverance on your part, this hexagram indicates success. In spite of challenges, cling to what is luminous in yourself, in others, and in life itself, never forsaking your belief in what is right. When events seem foreboding, or people seem oppressive, remember the good that has been and is yet to be. Holding to this idea is to cling to the power of the light and love within you.

Today’s Runes for Friday, May 25th is Hagalaz

Today’s Runes

Ice Runes are most commonly used for questions about struggle, conflict, and achievement. Hagalaz is the rune of hail. Hail is a destructive and elemental force, so one can expect this rune to represent the disruption of one’s life. In the harsh northern winter there is a halt to activity, and so delay or hindrance is frequently associated with this rune. The opposite of chaos is yet more chaos, as illustrated by the fact that this rune cannot be reversed.

Today’s Tarot Card for May 25th is The Hierophant

The Hierophant

 

This Tarot Deck: Ukiyoe

General Meaning: Traditionally known as the Hierophant, this card refers to a Master and the learning of practical lessons from the study of Natural Law. This energy of this card points to some agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the moon and tides, the links between human beings and the heavens.

Because monasteries were the only places a person could learn to read and write in the middle ages, a Hierophant was one to whom a student would petition for entry. He was the one to set the curriculum for the neophyte’s course of study.

Often pictured with the right hand raised in blessing, the Hierophant is linked with the ancient lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, the one who passes on the teachings. All shamans of any tradition draw upon this archetype.

Your Daily Horoscopes for May 25th

We think that more data brings us closer to the truth today, but it’s challenging to synthesize all the information. Clever Mercury in noisy Gemini enables us to handle the overload, even if there are unresolved contradictions. However, Mercury’s conflicting square with surreal Neptune fuzzes out facts while the sensitive Cancer Moon encourages intuition over analysis. Clarity begins to return as the Moon slips into expressive Leo at 6:11 pm EDT.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Sometimes you’re so confident that you have absolute faith in a wildly unrealistic idea. Ironically, reality seems to encourage you to turn up your volume even higher now. Be careful; if you’re in need of a reality check, someone may come along and pull the plug to teach you a lesson. Instead of responding defensively today, be quiet and pay attention to your own feelings. Rushing off to start another project will only distract you from what you need to learn in the present moment.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may struggle with your self-esteem today, especially if you receive mixed messages about your work from your boss. You aren’t clear about what is expected of you and you might just want to sidestep the whole issue. However, it’s healthier to talk about your concerns with coworkers or friends. Once you make some sense out of the situation you’ll be able to keep moving forward.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your current indecision is a symptom of a deep uncertainty about your goals. You may be quite confused, yet others cannot see the crossed signals you’re receiving from within your own subconscious. Pretending that you have answers will only alienate you further from those who could be allies now. Find the courage to be honest today; revealing your vulnerability to a trusted friend can be a catalyst to deepen a relationship and bring clarity back into your life.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You feel a flood of powerful emotions washing over you today with the Moon back in your watery sign. The waves of feeling are strong enough to take you for a ride, whether or not you’re a willing passenger. There is nothing to be gained by fighting the currents or trying to control your changing moods. Go with the flow, allowing the tides to take you where they will.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Although you might be sparkling on the surface, there’s something brewing today underneath your apparent display of warmth. Your insecurities are gnawing at you from within and they just won’t leave you alone now. Your sixth sense tells you that something is preventing you from living up to your potential, yet you cannot quite put your finger on where this feeling is coming from. Don’t run from the truth; seek clarity by practicing meditation or engaging in a deep discussion with a close friend.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are the Champion of Critical Thinking, but it may not feel that way to you now. You like everything in neat and tidy compartments (even within your mind). However, conflicting thoughts draw you back and forth, making it difficult to find resolution to important matters today. Your mind is like a camera that won’t focus sharply and the picture remains blurry no matter how you alter your perspective. No struggle is needed; free your imagination from all the rules for just one day and relax.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have lots of good ideas about something exciting that you want to do, but it’s difficult for a plan to get traction at this time. You can feel the inner tension as you try to resolve a conflict between your hypersensitive feelings and the overall situation at work. You may be called on to nurture someone who you secretly think should be taking care of his or her own business. But you might choose to ride to the rescue now, even if you must temporarily put your needs on hold.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The watery Cancer Moon instinctively feels comforting, giving you permission to muck about in the feeling realms today. You’re like a beautiful rhino, enjoying playtime in the swamp. You can bask in the added intensity of today’s experiences, but they lose something in the translation when you try to share them with others. There’s nothing wrong with keeping some secrets to yourself until the Sun comes out tomorrow.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It’s frustrating that you cannot easily resolve an emotional conflict today. Your feelings are tugging at your pants leg like the proverbial persistent puppy trying to tell you something important. Nevertheless, your resistance is wearing down and you’re more willing to compromise now. Just make sure you’re not giving in to avoid the truth. Keep in mind that your desires won’t really fade until you take the time to acknowledge them.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Sometimes you must drop what you are doing and place another person’s agenda ahead of yours. Someone may reveal an emotional dilemma today that requires you to jump in and engage your feelings, even though they aren’t very practical. Don’t worry about solving anyone’s problems now; you can be a good friend simply by showing up and responding in the present moment.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Radical ideas are popping into awareness today faster than you can deal with them. You’re more inventive and clever now, but some of your brilliant ideas might not hit the nail right on the head. Letting go of the craziest thoughts that would rightly be criticized by others is a good way to minimize the noise so you can focus on what’s most important.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Mercury the Communicator is stressing your key planet Neptune, and you may feel like you are looking at the world through rose-colored glasses. Everything appears tinted by your imagination, as if you’re seeing things through a filter that blurs difficult perceptions. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that they’re non-existent. Ask a friend for a reality check if something looks particularly amazing or terribly bad. Remember that what you see today is not what you get

Your Weekend Lunar Love Horoscope for May 25 – 27

Weekend Love: Lunar Love

by Jeff Jawer

Hearts Take Center Stage

May 25 – 27

It’s showtime this weekend, and the curtain goes up when the Moon dances into dramatic Leo early on Friday evening. This is a time to express your creativity and your feelings without restraint. It’s definitely more interesting to go too far than to play it safe and hold back emotions. Indulging in a little fantasy is perfect as communicative Mercury crosses paths with imaginative Neptune. Reality takes a temporary backseat to living in the moment without concern for what tomorrow will bring. It’s like Las Vegas is everywhere and everyone can leave behind adult responsibilities to play with heartfelt abandon. Of course, you shouldn’t take what you hear or say too seriously in these ungrounded circumstances.

Dressing to impress on Saturday, almost as if you’re a performer, puts stars in peoples’ eyes and smiles on their faces. Being generous is a wonderful way to please a partner, so open your heart and wallet to make this a special time. Making memories is more important than saving money or saving face. The more love and affection that’s given, the more you’ll get back in return.

This joyous influence continues until late Sunday night when the Moon moves into pragmatic Virgo and minds shift away from play and toward the workweek that lies ahead.

Your Daily Love & Romance Horoscopes for May 25th

Aries

It’s been 6 months since the Sun, Mercury and Venus and therefore your heart, mind and soul have been on the same page, but it’s where they’ve united that’s important for you. It’s on the communication front that things are coming together and it’s your relationships that will benefit from communication lines that now run into the past and future.

Taurus

What created such up and down months on the romantic front, with some real highs and lows that has created a real roller coaster ride, is the challenges and support Mars, planet of passion has received in his journey through your romantic sector. All those ups and downs are behind you, with a chance now to start fighting for what you want from love.

Gemini

Saturn reaches a point today where he’s just a month to the day away from turning direct, with the coming month his last in retrograde motion in your romantic sector for another 30 years. Throughout that time Venus, planet of love will remain in retrograde motion in your sign, giving your heart a guided tour down love’s memory lanes.

Cancer

As the Moon wraps up his monthly visit to your sign, he’ll know that when he returns Mercury, planet of communication will be here and the lifeline this will throw to your relationships. With communication destined to become more important in the future, start the way you intend to go on.

Leo

You’re just 10 days away from a potentially game changing lunar eclipse in your romantic sector, especially as it’s the last before the North Node leaves in August. It’s where a natural current is guiding things in the right direction that you’re approaching an important fork in the river of love, which at this point is still out of sight.

Virgo

This is not usually a time of year that you would expect relationship pressures and challenges, yet that’s what you’ve experienced over recent months. This is something that usually happens in the month or two around your birthday month, but flushing things out earlier in the year has allowed you to get everything out in the open, with a rebuilding now possible.

Libra

When Venus, planet of love returned to an adventurous part of your chart early last month, she was on her own and it stayed that way until just 4 days ago when the Sun returned. Now even Mercury is on board and with heart, mind and soul now committed to approaching both love and life in a more adventurous way, anything is possible.

Scorpio

Jupiter, planet of luck is back where he was on the 5th March, on his own in your relationship sector. However, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then and where back then you were waiting for a push to bring things up to speed, that push has been and gone. With Jupiter leaving in 2 ½ weeks time, put everything you have into everything you do, into putting your relationships on track.

Sagittarius

In what is an important and undoubtedly a game changing relationship month Mercury, planet of communication will only spend 15 days here. As he spends his first full day in your relationship sector Mercury is embarking you on a speed course on how to open the communication lines and on what to do and what not to do.

Capricorn

When Jupiter leaves your romantic sector on the 12th June there’ll be no more planetary activity here until 2013, with the planet of luck himself not back for another 12 years. But by then the first planetary activity for the year in your relationship sector will have kicked off and already there is a chance to balance your romantic and relationship focus, with the love gods already beginning the handover.

Aquarius

The Sun’s return to your romantic sector 4 days ago kicked off a game changing month on the romantic front, a month that will end with a second New Moon. Venus will spend the whole of that month in retrograde motion here, with the door open to second chances at a time when your luck in love is destined to radically transform.

Pisces

With no planetary activity in your romantic sector since September 2011, all you’ve had to keep things going is the Moon’s monthly visits and the intuitive read this gives you of your heart. Yet as the Moon makes his last visit before the first planetary activity in 8 months, there is a sense of urgency to the wake up calls he’ll be evoking.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for May 25th

Your abilities as a problem-solver and strategist skyrocket – courtesy of a supportive, 60-degree alliance between Mercury and Pallas (12:17AM PDT). When these two mentally-oriented celestial bodies form a positive liaison, all kinds of intellectual and intuitive breakthroughs are possible. As mentioned in yesterday’s calendar entry, we are in a rather quiescent time-period relative to cosmic alignments as major sky patterns are temporarily on the back burner. Nevertheless, today can still be tricky to maneuver through easily since the Moon goes void at 7:35AM PDT during an upbeat Moon-Jupiter 60-degree rapport. The void lunar uncertainty cycle remains in effect until 3:12PM PDT when the Moon enters fiery, warmhearted Leo. In the midst of the void Moon conundrum, Mercury squares off with dreamy Neptune (2:38PM PDT). It is wise to avoid key signings, legal matters and making long-term commitments a few hours before and after this 90-degree clash. You may be able to tweak this planetary link-up into something more favorable by experimenting in the realms of photography, film and video work, painting, music and dance. Inspirations are hitting some extraordinary high notes this evening as a Sun-Mercury parallel (9:52PM PDT) closely coincides with a supportive, 60-degree rapport between the Moon and Mercury (10:32PM PDT).

Calendar of the Moon for Friday, May 25th

Calendar of the Moon
25 Huath/Thargelion

Plynteria: Altar Cleansing Rite

Color: White
Element: Air
Altar: All altars should be stripped, cleaned, and left bare. At the end of the rite, they are to be redecorated with clean white cloth (or colored for specific deity-altars), new candles and incense, fresh flowers, and new offerings. All altar furniture should be cleaned as well. All sacred gardens should be repaired, and all outdoor shrines taken apart before the rite. One statue of the Goddess (or whatever god/dess is the patron of that House) should be stripped bare and stood on the floor before the altar with a tub of salt water and a tub of fresh water, and clean towels.
Offerings: Clean sacred things.
Daily Meal: Vegan

Plynteria Invocation

Call: We come together to make this House ready for the Gods.
Response: Make ready!
Call: We make ready for the gods of the winds.
Response: Make ready!
Call: We make ready for the gods of the waters.
Response: Make ready!
Call: We make ready for the gods of the fire.
Response: Make ready!
Call: We make ready for the gods of the earth.
Response: Make ready!
Call: We make ready for the gods of Love.
Response: Make ready!
Call: We make ready for the gods of Fate.
Response: Make ready!
Call: We make ready for the gods of mortal deeds.
Response: Make ready!
Call: We make ready for the gods of Death.
Response: Make ready!
Call: All divine spirits are welcome into this House!
Response: We welcome you!

(All come forth and wash the statue of the Goddess with great reverence, dipping it first in salt water and then in fresh water, and cleansing it gently with towels. If she has clothing, it is carefully given back to her clean and mended. The altar is then draped with a clean white cloth and she is stood on it, in a place of honor. Candles and incense are lit, salt and water are sprinkled. Then each goes to a different part of the property and restores the other altars, making sure that they are clean and ordered.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for Friday, May 25th

Calendar of the Sun
25 Thrimilchimonath

Sara-Kali’s Day

Colors: Black and red
Element: Water
Altar: Upon cloth of black and red set a picture of a dark-skinned madonna, a chalice of wine, and many ivory candles.
Offerings: Give faithful service to another greater person or cause.
Daily Meal: Middle Eastern food.

Invocation to Sara-Kali

The wandering people swept across the continent
Like leaves blown before a great wind,
And brought you with them,
Dark Madonna, maiden goddess,
Who is an echo of the great Dark Mother.
Your face changed, and your nature,
Yet never did they forget you.
Your story retold you as servant to the Lady,
Following in her footsteps wherever she went,
Worshipped in grottoes and crossroads
Lit by a thousand candles.
Changed one, goddess of a wandering people,
You teach us that although divine nature
May change and bend, devotion is stronger.
Dark servant of the Lady,
You now embody all that serves faithfully
As you serve the Lady your mistress
As you serve your outcast people.
Teach us that darkness can serve us as well,
That we need not always seek the light
When what we look for has deep roots
Lost in the mist of time
And buried in the cradling darkness.
Sara-Kali, St. Sarah the Black,
We hail your journey across a thousand years.

Chant:
Sara-Kali Sara-Kali
Devlesa Avilan

(Each comes forward to the altar, bows before it, and extinguishes one candle as they leave.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]