Putting The Dirt To Work

Putting The Dirt To Work

When working with dirt, there is no need to cleanse it, charge it or do anything else you might do when using another ingredient in your spells or rituals. Why? Because the Earth is very old, ancient in fact, making it very stable. The Earth has collected all the consciousness of those who have walked here before us. The Earth has collected their knowledge and their power. If you had collected the dirt from a cemetery, it would contain all the energies and qualities of the person whose final resting place you got the dirt from. Altogether, you have already made a magickal operation. Now to apply it.

There are several ways you can do this, but they all start out the same. You just need to decide which dirt samples to combine. You can mix as many or as few as you like, the only rule being that the combination must be to your benefit and not harm you in any way at all.

Once you’ve decided this, the only left is to figure out exactly how you intend to apply the dirt. There is no right or wrong way and that you can’t mess it up.  Just be comfortable with the method you choose and let the dirt go to work.

Here are a few ideas on applying your dirt:

Sprinkling:  The easiest and quicest way to incorporate the dirt’s energies into your life is to sprinkle it along the bottom of your walls, under your throw rugs, along the outside of your house and then at the end of your property. Be sure to include all door mats and around the front porch. The only problem with its presence inside the house is the vacuum cleaner. Just be aware that you’ll have to replace the dirt every time you clean.

Charm Bags:  The bag can be made out of the traditional red flannel, leather, beadwork or any material that you prefer. The dirt is combined with snippets of your hair and fingernail clippings. By doing this, it indicates that you are the person to benefit from the spell. You can also include any other items that you might consider important to your spell working. The mixture is then placed in the bag, which is then worn around the neck or placed some where on the body. The bags can contain nail and hair clippings from other family members also. If you decide to do this, the bag should be buried rather than worn and rest close to the front step of the home as possible.

Good Luck Bottles:  Some knows these as Witches’ Bottles, which means you will have to have a jar with a tightly, secured lid.  The dirt mixture is placed in the bottom of the container and sprinkled with herbs that vibrate to good fortune (cinnamon, basil, lavender, as excellent herbs to use, the combination brings love, money and spiritual protection.)  Fish hooks are also added to hook good luck for you, as are nine dimes in payment to the spirit world for its protection and rewards.  Once the jar is at least half full, it should be filled to the top with your urine, capped tightly, and buried on your property.  Again bury this close to the front door as possible.

Which Dirt Is Which Dirt – Or – Do I Really Need To Use Graveyard Dirt

Which Dirt Is Which Dirt – Or – Do I Really Need To Use Graveyard Dirt?

With so much about graveyard dirt, most us assume that nothing else will do in our Voodoo, Hoodoo, curses or hexes. But that is not the truth. There are lots of places where you can gather dirt: places that are easy to access and depending on your intention, may even suit your needs better.

To collect your ordinary dirt, begin by looking around your surroundings, check to see what is normal around you. If you are in town, around the City Hall, you will find people walking, sitting, eating lunch, and just basically wondering around. All you have to do is blend in with them. You can sit down on the ground, pick up a stick and proceed to scratch and dig up some Earth. Or you can pretend you dropped something on the ground, if you are carrying a pencil, use it to scratch up some dirt. You can get your dirt quickly and no one will be the wiser.

Below you will find a few location where you can collect dirt. Also included is what you can use the dirt for after you collected it at these locations:

Bank:  Collect and use this dirt to bring money into your hands or to receive payment of a long overdue debt.

Church:  This dirt is wonderful when used to invite the assistance of positive spiritual forces. It also goes a long way toward protecting against the intrusion of evil spirits.

The Courthouse:  Use this dirt for anything even remotely involving legal matters. This could include contracts, court cases, general justice, and even money that’s owed to you. If your intent would benefit from the discerning eye of the Law, this is the dirt for you.

School, College, etc.: Whether it comes from a school yard or a college campus, this dirt is fantastic for efforts involving knowledge acquisition and retention. It can also be used effectively in magick to help you study.

Your Enemy’s Home:  Gathering this dirt might take great skill on your part and involve some sneaking around to collect it. There is no better way to cut your enemy off at the knees than to use dirt from his own home against him. Be very careful, you could cause possible harm to everyone living there. So you have to be extremely careful in wording your spell. Be specific as to who your enemy is.

Your Home:  Collect this dirt to protect everyone in your home and also provide a safe return for them. To protect your family members, sprinkle dirt in their shoes (every pair they own). Now if you really like someone to return to your home and visit you again, sprinkle dirt in their shoes too.

Hospital, Clinic, Doctor’s Office, Anywhere Medical:  Gathering dirt from any of these places for your efforts that involve healing. Keep in mind, no magick in the world should be substituted for good medical care or medicine. Also be certain that healing is what you have in mind when you add dirt to magick especially if it is a serious illness or possibility death. You are probably scratching your head over this one. But healing and staying alive are two different things entirely. If a person is in severe pain and you know deep down in your heart there is no chance for recovery, then death is often the best way to heal that person.

Garden or Flower Shop:  This dirt is often used in Love spells. It does make love sprout and grow. But if you are serious and perhaps your magick would interfere with a person’s free will, then don’t add this dirt to your magick.

Shopping Malls:  As you can imagine a shopping mall has an excellent reputation for attracting huge sums of money. For this very reason, obtain this dirt and use it well when seeking employment or increasing your cash flow.

Police Station:  Dirt from this area is collected and sprinkled along the baseboards of the home and along the edges of its structure to keep the family safe from harm. It’s not a good idea to use this dirt if you’re involved in any sort of illegal dealings, because you will probably be bringing the police to your very door.

Workplace:  There are lots of uses for this sort of dirt. It works well when included in an effort for getting a promotion or raise. But that’s not all. It can also be used to foil a co-workers or getting the dirt on the company, no pun intended!

Lighten Up – You might be a Redneck Pagan if….

You might be a Redneck Pagan if…

  • If you think “widdershins” refers to the calves of the bereaved lady next door….
  • If you think fetch deer is a command you give yer dawg….
  • If you think a goblet is a young turkey….
  • If you think Drawing Down the Moon means demolishing the outhouse….
  • If you call your coven mates “Bud” and “Sis”….
  • If you think a Great Rite is turning onto County Road 13….
  • If your Quarter candles smell like kerosene….
  • If you pronounce “Athame” as “Athaym” and “Samhain” as “Sammon” or “Sam-hayn”….
  • If you think a “Sidhe” is a girl….
  • If your idea of the “Goddess” is the Coors Swedish Bikini Ski Team….
  • If your Bard plays the banjo….
  • If your ‘Long Lost Friend really IS….
  • If your lawn is decorated with at least one, preferably two or more, plastic pink flamingos, whom you regard as your familiars….
  • If your Wand of Power is a cattle prod….
  • If your ceremonial belt has your name on the back and a belt buckle bigger than your head….
  • If you call the Quarters by invoking “Billy, Joe, Jim and Bob”….
  • If you call the Gods by hollerin’ “Hey y’all, watch me!”….
  • If your favorite robe has the logo of a manufacturer of major farm equipment on the back….
  • If you’ve ever harvested ritual herbs with a weed wacker….
  • If your ritual staff is a double barrel shotgun….
  • If your ritual garments include any one of the following: plaid flannels, long johns, a pistol belt, or cowboy boots….
  • If you’ve ever blessed chewing tobacco or snuff….
  • If your ritual wine is Maddog 20/20, Night Train or White Lady 21….
  • If the instructions to get to your Covenstead include the words “After you turn off the paved road”….
  • If your altar-cloth is a rebel flag….
  • If you use junk cars to mark the four corners of your circle….
  • If your Eternal Flame just happens to be under a still….
  • If you use an engine block for an altar….
  • If your High Priestess is your cousin – as well as your wife….
  • If, when drawing down the moon, you say, “Ya’ll come on down, ya hear?”….
  • If your pickup truck has an Athame rack….
  • If your crystal ball is made of polystyrene (i.e., a bowling ball)….
  • If your High Priestess has a spittoon on her altar….

You might be a Redneck Pagan!

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Your Horoscope Helpers

By Annie B. Bond

Every sun sign has spirit-helpers that include ancient gods and goddesses,  mythic figures from many different cultures–including Celtic, Hindu, and Ancient  Greek–angels, saints, and much more.

Find out who your horoscope helpers are, so you can begin a more conscious  relationship with them. This is rich, fascinating, and very helpful information!

Aries, March 21-April 19:  Khamael, Samuel (angels); Huitzilopochtli  (Aztrec); Nergal (Babylonian); Belacadros, Brigantia, Cernunnus, Cocideus,  Morrigan, Teutates (Celtic); St. Barbara, St. Peter (Christian); Amun, Khnum,  Neith (Egyptian); Laran (Etruscan); Ares, Achilles, Amazons, Athena, Dione,  Jason, Hercules, Nike, Phrixus and Helle (greek); Indrea, Agni, Durga (Hindu);  Odin, Tyr, Wodan (Nordic); Mars, Pallas, Minerva, Bellona (Roman); Emperor,  Tower (Tarot).

Taurus, April 20-May 21:  Anaele (Angel); Coatlicue (Aztec); Aine (Celtic);  St. Simon (Christian); Bastet, Geb (Egyptian); Aphrodite, Ariadne, Astarte,  Daedalus, Dionysus, Europa, Hephaestus, Minotaur, Theseus (Greek); Brahma,  Ganesh, Kubera, Lakshmi, Uma (Hindu); Freya (Nordic); Venus, Mithra, Vulcan  (Roman); Ki (Sumerian); Hierophant, Empress (Tarot).

Gemini, May 22-June 20:  Raphael, Ongkanon (Angels); Nabu (Babylonian); St.  Christopher, St. Nicholas, St. Anthony of Pauda (Christian); Anubis, Thoth  (Egyptian); Turms (Etruscan); Hermes, Castor and Pollux, Meti (Greek);  Sarasvati, Hanuman (Hindu); Mercury, Apollo, Romulus and Remus (Roman);  Magician, Lovers (Tarot).

Cancer, June 21-July 22:  Gabriel (Angel); Sin (Babylonian); Arianrhod,  Ceridwen (Celtic); Mary, St. Andrew (Christian); Kwan Yin, Shing-Moo (China);  Isis, Khonsu, Thoth (Egyptian); Losna (Etruscan); Artemis, Atlante, Astarte,  Hecate, Selena (Greek); Parvati, Soma, Subhadra, Tara, Kali (Hindu); Susa-No-O  (Japan); Itzamna (Maya); Freyr, Hurukan, Mani, Nanna (Nordic); Lebhana-Leukothea  (Persian); Diana, Lucina, Ops (Roman); Nanna (Sumerian); High Priestess, Chariot  (Tarot).

Leo, July 23- Aug 22:  Michael (Angel); Quetzalcoatl, Tonatiuh,  Huitzilopochtli (Aztec); Shamash (Babylonian); Belanus, Lugh (Celtic); Jesus,  St. Jerome. St. Mark (Christian); Ammon, Aton, Helius, Mendes, Osiris, Ra,  Sekhmet (Egyptian); Cautha (Etruscan); Asclepios, Apollo, Dianus, Dionysus,  Helios, Heracles, Hyperion, Teia (Greek); Balarama, Indrea, Pushan, Savitri,  Surya, Vishnu, Varuna, Brahma (Hindu); Inti (Inca); Amaterasu (Japan); Itzamna  (Maya); Thor (Nordic); Mithras, Zoroaster (Persian); Apollo, Hercules, Jupiter,  Aesculapius, Sol (Roman); Strength, Sun (Tarot).

Virgo, Aug 23-Sept 22:  Raphael (Angel); Nidaba (Babylonian); St, Anthony of  Egypt, Virgin Mary (Christian); Asclepios, Hermes, Astraea, Demeter, Hestia,  Chiron (Greek); Ganga (Hindu); Mercury, Ceres, Vesta, Aesculapius (Roman);  Hermit (Tarot).

Libra, Sept 23-Oct 22:  Anaele, Lucipher (Angels); Quetzalcoatl (Aztec);  Ishtar (Babylonian); St. Mary Magdalen (Christian); Isis, Maat (Egyptian); Turan  (Etruscan); Aphrodite, Hera, Athena, Adonis, Themis (Greek); Krishna, Shakti,  Lakshmi (Hindu); Freya (Nordic); Venus, Juno, Pallas, Vulcan (Roman); Justice  (Tarot).

Scorpio, Oct 23-Nov 21:  Azrael (Angel); Mitlontecutli, Mictlancihuatl,  Tezcatlipoca, Tlazolteotl (Aztec); Ereshkigal (Babyonian); Don, Epona, Gwydion  (Celtic); St. Thomas, St. Martin (Christian); Anubis, Hosiris, Selket  (Egyptian); Alpanu, Matus (Etruscan); Hades, Hecate, Persephone, Orion, Orpheus  (Greek); Shiva, Kali, Kama, Bali, Yama (Hindu); Yima (Persian); Pluto, Mars,  Vulcan (Roman); Death, Judgement (Tarot).

Sagittarius, Nov 22-Dec 21:  Sachiel (Angel); Marduk (Babylonian);  Bussumarus, Dagda (Celtic); St. James, St. Sebastian (Christia); Tina  (Etruscan); Zeus, Chiron, Ixion, Themis, Artemis (Greek); Ganesha, Indra  (Hindu); Thor, Donar (Nordic); Jupiter, Fortuna, Diana (Roman); Wheel of  Fortune, Temperance (Tarot).

Capricorn, Dec 22-Jan 19:  Kassiel (Angel); Ninurta (Babylonian); St. Matthew  (Christian); Consentes, Min (Egyptian); Cronus, Medusa, Pan, Amalthea, Atlas,  Rhea (Greek); Kali, Shiva (Hindu); Saturn, Janus, Vesta (Roman); World (Tarot).

Aquarius, Jan 20-Feb 18:  Uriel (Angel); Taddheus, St. Francis of Assisi, St.  John the Baptist (Christian); Horus, Nut (Egyptian); Uranus, Deucalion, Hebe,  Ganymede, Hephaestus (Greek); Varuna (Hindu); Itzamma (Maya); Dionysus, Juno  (Roman); Fool, Star (Tarot).

Pisces, Feb 19-March 20:  Asariel (Angel); Bridget, Rhiannon (Celtic); Kwan  Yin, Nu Kwa (China); Matthias, Jonah, St. Brendan the Navigator, St. Joseph of  Cupertino (Christian); Isis, Bes (Egyptian); Nethuns (Etruscan); Poseidon,  Atagartis, Cassiopeia (Greek); Varuna (Hindu); Susanowo (Japanese); Aesgir,  Njord (Nordic); Neptune, Cosus, Dionysus (Roman); Ea (Sumerian); Hanged Man,  Moon (Tarot).


Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, June 10

We’re able to perceive very subtle messages today that we might otherwise miss, but being so sensitive can also create problems. The psychic Pisces Moon makes it difficult to tell if we are imagining something or if it is real. We may feel socially awkward as the Moon’s midday square with sensual Venus magnifies our desires. Nevertheless, we’re still inclined to act before we think as clever Mercury forms a magical quintile with impulsive Mars.
Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You had your heart set on doing something fun with your friends today, but as the time draws near, you might feel like bailing on your plans and taking some quiet time to contemplate your future. However, the universe encourages you to be more socially active now. Whatever happens, don’t get caught up in someone else’s drama. You can still find peace of mind as long as you pay attention to your own feelings, even in the midst of a noisy party.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may resist sharing your feelings because you don’t want your friends to think that you’re being negative. Maybe you’ve been waiting for the right moment to tell everyone what’s on your mind, yet it never seems like a good time. You might be annoyed today that you haven’t spoken your truth, and it is tempting to blame an outsider. Instead, take full responsibility for your emotions and express them without pointing your finger at anyone else. Others will appreciate your integrity once you’ve cleared the air.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You are extremely susceptible to whatever your friends and family tell you now. Although your desires can be quite different from other people’s expectations, you don’t want to create a scene over a petty disagreement. However, your frustration may turn to anger if you decide to do what someone else wants rather than following your own instincts. It’s certainly smarter to get your feelings out into the open than to let them stew in resentment. The sooner you share what’s in your heart, the better.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your dreams are too big to keep hidden now and you might continue feeding them with your fantasies all day long. Unfortunately, your vision is too idealistic to  integrate into your everyday life in a practical way. Nevertheless, your mental meanderings serve a definite purpose, encouraging you to explore all of the possibilities before you and all of the magic within. Allow your imagination to wander today; you never know where it will take you.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You seem to know exactly what to say and your words have a positive effect on others today. But even if you have a solid plan, you are likely to ignore it once a conversation starts. Stay in the present moment now rather than trying to follow a particular script. Step boldly into unknown territory, but beware that you probably won’t end up where you expected.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It’s challenging to concentrate on the details in order to make certain that what you’re working on today doesn’t fall apart. But you might be trying to exert too much control over things that just don’t matter in the long run. Instead of wasting time attempting to control external events, you’re free to focus your attention anywhere you want. Establishing sensible priorities now enables you to make progress more than anything else.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your overly dramatic attempts to convince your friends how efficient you are might backfire if you try too hard today. You are more likely to make an error in judgment now if you act under pressure. Adopt a more laid-back approach so you don’t appear desperate. Give yourself more time to finish your work and don’t worry so much about what others think.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It’s nearly impossible to know how you will react if a close friend brings a complex problem to you today. You really want to be supportive, but might discover that your eagerness to help quickly turns into resentment. Process your frustrations before they manifest negative consequences. Trust your instincts; you are more brilliant now than you realize.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may want a quiet day at home, away from your regular responsibilities. However, even if you attempt to schedule your weekend so that you have plenty of downtime, don’t be surprised if you end up taking on more than you planned. Compassion, rather than ambition, motivates you to help a family member, friend or even someone you don’t know. The more you give, the more you get.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your sixth sense is highly active today and it can be startling at first if you suddenly realize something that you haven’t yet been told. Remember that your regular rational approach won’t work now because you may not be able to explain your current insights. Instead of putting up defenses because you feel uncomfortable, stay open to the waves of intuition flooding your awareness. Don’t question this magical process; instead, act on a hunch as if you believe it’s true.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be annoyed with someone who doubts the wisdom of your choices because it feels as if your core values are being questioned. Normally, you can stand up for yourself, but words seem to fail you now. The harder you try to make your point, the more flustered you are today. Take a few steps backward so you can regroup and then state your case. Defend your decision and let your performance stand on its own merit.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You might be happier today if you don’t have too many prior commitments on your calendar. Naturally, you won’t be able to avoid certain responsibilities, but the less you have on your schedule now, the better. Just remember this isn’t about being lazy; it’s about staying attuned to your own internal clock rather than conforming to everyone else’s agendas.

New Moon Report for June 10 – Jupiter in Gemini

Jupiter in Gemini

Monday, June 11, 10:20 am PDT, 1:20 pm EDT

The planet of expansion’s 12-month stay in curious Gemini opens minds and increases options for the future. Ambitions may be split as multiple paths of interest divide attention. Jupiter is not at ease in this dualistic sign because it prefers one overarching answer to a diverse collection of possible meanings. There’s also a tendency to give small bits of information more value than they merit as we allow facts to overcome the philosophical perspective Jupiter represents. Cutting out intellectual clutter and eliminating excess data are necessary to find the wisdom that we seek.


the daily humorscopes for sunday, june 10

the daily humorscope

Sunday, June 10, 2012


(March 21 – April 19)

Today you will realize that it’s impossible to truly “control” anything, even yourself, and that the best you can hope for is to have some “influence” over yourself and your surroundings. This will make you feel better, before the pink slip arrives.


(April 20 – May 20)

You’ve heard that when economists use the word “nice”, they’re actually saying that something is homoscedastic and nonautoregressive. Today you will find out what they mean when they say something is “like, totally kewl.”


(May 21 – June 20)

You will be tickled without mercy, today. Oddly, you will not be able to see your assailant.



(June 21 – July 22)

You will try to alleviate the boredom you feel by making something creative with twine. Fortunately, it will work, but you’ll need a lot of twine.


(July 23 – August 22)

Good day to avoid pickled herring.



(August 23 – September 22)

It was a simple mistake, which anyone could have made. What’s more, now you know better. I think, though, that the expression is too widespread for you to actually get it changed to “never look a gift horse in either end.”


(September 23 – October 22)

Someone who you really dislike, who is arrogance personified…will be nice to you. This is a good time to be afraid.



(October 23 – November 21)

What fun! You’ll be called in to a special meeting at work soon, where someone will have a “pink slip.” Sounds like party attire to me!



(November 22 – December 21)

You will go into business making those little sugar packets that restaurants use, and make a fortune. The restaurants will have to use fewer of yours than anyone else’s. Is it due to the pictures on the packets, of really fat people? Who knows.



(December 22 – January 20)

You will walk into a door frame today, and people will smirk. Remember though, they’re smirking with you, not at you.



(January 21 – February 18)

You are about to have an unfortunate episode involving insects, grape Kool-Aide, and a revolving door.



(February 19 – March 20)

Relationships are a lot like tables. One leg is love, one is trust, one is shared pleasures, and one is shared dreams. Lasting relationships need all four legs for balance, to hold up the burden of your troubles. In your case, though, you’ll never get rid of that irritating wobble.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for June 10

For the most part, yesterday’s softer and more nurturing cosmic tone remains in place. However, a Mercury-Pallas square of 90-degrees (12:33AM PDT) is an early signal that problem-solving may be difficult to accomplish this morning. This Mercury-Pallas challenging aspect reminds you to avoid mental burnout and useless worrying.  Meanwhile, healing forces are back on the march – courtesy of the monthly Moon-Chiron union in Pisces (6:29AM PDT) – reinforced by their parallel at 8:13AM PDT. Tune into your morning dreams and visions. Write down revelations and consider their wider meaning in the next 48 hours since Chiron is about to become virtually motionless tomorrow night as this unusual comet-like celestial body begins a reversal that lasts until November 14.  There is more excitement and stimulation arriving on the scene this morning since the Sun forges an inspirational, 72-degree link with Uranus (7:44AM PDT) while Ceres in Taurus opposes Juno in Scorpio (9:10AM PDT). The Sun-Uranus encounter encourages advanced studies in metaphysics, science and kindred subjects. The Ceres-Juno polarity is a reminder to treat dear ones, friends and associates with respect and understanding. Be a good listener in matters of the heart and steer clear of arm-twisting maneuvers to prove a point.  Maintain a clear consciousness this evening as Mercury makes an inspirational, 72-degree link to Mars (8:30PM PDT). This is also a good aspect when it comes to diving into your favorite arts, crafts, hobbies and construction projects.  Get set for a day of profound changes and shifts in mood tomorrow as giant Jupiter changes signs, Mercury connects with two of the outer planets, and Chiron pauses in Pisces on its way into a five-month retreat.