Herbal Witches Cleansing Bottle

HERBAL WITCHES CLEANSING BOTTLE

To make an herbal cleansing bottle, pour a layer of sand in a large clear bottle. Add layers of dried herbs, one at a time: first rosemary; then lemon peel, sage, cedar, black peppercorns, lavender, dill, bay leaf, and rowan.

When the bottle is full, focus cleansing protective energy into the herbs and sand, and see a golden light radiating from the bottle. Visualize the herbs driving away negative influences.

Cork and seal the bottle with white wax.

Using a permanent marker, draw the Algiz rune on one side of the bottle, and on the other side draw a pentagram.

Set the bottle near your front or back door, and every six months, uncap,
Pour herbs out into the woods or your compost heap, and thoroughly wash
and dry the bottle before filling it with a new round of herbs.

Home Purification

HOME PURIFICATION

Incense:

1 tablespoon pine needles

1 tablespoon juniper

1 tablespoon cedar

Make sure all ingredients are completely dry. Grind ingredients together and burn on charcoal.

Spirits of the corners,
Winds of the quarters,
You who stand watching,
And you who hear my voice,
Guard well my home tonight

How About A Quick Quiz – How Stressed Out Are You?

How Stressed Are You?

by Cait Johnson

Recently, a friend said she had been feeling unaccountably drained and on  edge. As we talked, she admitted she was in the midst of a battle with her  husband over something their son had done, was feeling overwhelmed at work, and  was deeply angry about an unkind remark a co-worker had said to her. All of  these are big stressors: no wonder she was tired!

See where you rate on the stress scale. If your stress levels are high, this  book can help you find greater self-awareness around what needs to change in  order to bring more ease to your life.

There are no right or wrong answers. Rather, use your answers to gain a  deeper understanding of where you are not able to cope and what areas in your  life need attention and consideration, and then find a way to express your  feelings and needs. Changing your relationship to stress means changing yourself  from the inside.

About Your Work

1. Do you feel you have too much to  do?

2. Do you often work overtime?

3. Do you believe you are capable of  what is being asked of you?

4. Do you enjoy what you do?

5. Does your  work environment feel depressing? Sad? Loud? Pressured?

6. How do you feel  about your colleagues? Intimidated? Angry? Jealous?

7. Do you feel  unfulfilled? Unacknowledged? Unrecognized?

8. Would you rather be doing  something different?

About Your Family

1. Have you recently experienced a  death or loss in the family?

2. Have you recently been married, separated,  or divorced?

3. Has anyone in your family recently experienced a  particularly difficult time, such as mental illness or trouble with the  police?

4. Is anyone ill or in need of your care? And do you resent  this?

5. Do your parents worry you a great deal?

6. Do you feel unable  to share any of these difficulties?

About Your Relationships

1. If your primary relationship  is not a happy one, do you believe you have to stick it out regardless of your  feelings?

2. Do you disagree about money? The children? Your lifestyle  preferences?

3. Do you have sexual difficulties or differences?

4. Do  you feel unable to stand up for yourself?

5. Did you grow up watching your  parents have difficulties, either fighting or ignoring each other?

6. Do you  find it difficult to be committed to a relationship?

7. Do you have anyone  you can talk to?

About Yourself 1. Do you believe, or have you been told,  that you are no good, hopeless, worthless, or incapable? 2. Do you get  irritated or annoyed easily? 3. Do you always seem to be rushing from one  thing to another without being able to complete anything? 4. Do you have an  addiction of any sort? 5. Do you feel trapped and powerless to change  anything? 6. Do you panic easily or feel anxious about the future? 7. Do  you talk to anyone about your feelings? 8. Do you feel shameful about  something you have done? 9. Are you angry about something that was done to  you?

About Your Health 1. Do you get tired or run down  easily? 2. Do you get any regular exercise? 3. Do you eat while doing  other things, such as working, watching TV, reading the paper, or feeding the  children? 4. Is television, alcohol, or food your main means of  relaxation? 5. Do you have deep muscular aches and pains? 6. Do you  drink more than two cups of coffee a day? 7. Do you spend any part of the  day being quiet and reflective?

If your answers showed high levels of stress, forgive yourself! We live in  stressful times. But meditation, prayer, yoga, and other time-honored methods of  stress-relief might be helpful to you. Even a warm bath or a soothing foot-rub  could make a positive difference.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of September 10

This weekend offers a fresh start for lovers, with an efficient New Moon in Virgo on Saturday night. Refining your manners and appearance while taking a more careful approach to relationships can help to smooth out some rough spots in love. Personal improvement, rather than absolute perfection, is an achievable goal that increases the chances to find happiness with another person.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Productivity and pleasure go hand in hand on Friday and Saturday with the Moon in Virgo and your 6th House of Work. Taking care of tasks provides opportunities to connect with others while demonstrating your competence. But if you have a critical partner, don’t let your annoyance close your mind to what’s probably good advice. A lunar shift into your 7th House of Relationships should make Sunday a lively, spontaneous, and unpredictably exciting time.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Saturday’s Virgo New Moon lands in your 5th House of Romance, which should give you a fresh start in matters of the heart. This detail-oriented sign leaves nothing to chance, so plan your weekend social activities with care. Putting a little extra attention into pleasing others can have a bigger impact than you expect this weekend. Refining your approach to meeting new people may feel awkward at first, but it’s all part of an important learning process.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Taking care of business on the home front is a priority on Friday and Saturday with the Moon in your 4th House of Family. Resolving domestic issues isn’t an easy exercise, yet it clears the decks for more fun to come on Sunday. The Moon and your talkative ruling planet Mercury enter Libra and your romantic 5th house then, making it your time to step into the spotlight — and you’ll enjoy it even more when you graciously share it with a loving companion.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Emotions are at the core of your desires, but logic can be the key to fulfilling them this weekend. A New Moon in analytical Virgo occurs in your communicative 3rd house on Saturday, giving you a fresh opportunity to think clearly and express yourself with precision. Untangling knots of misunderstanding and engaging in complex conversations show that even reason and logic can create a pathway to your heart.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Saturday’s Virgo New Moon occurs in your 2nd House of Resources, stimulating extra interest in developing your skills. Quietly demonstrating your talent by being of use to others makes you more attractive — it’s not all about looks, fun and games, because competence is especially appealing now. Just understand that you’re a work in progress, so give yourself time to improve instead of trying too hard to impress others.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

There’s a New Moon in your pragmatic sign on Saturday that’s almost like getting a fresh start in relationships. Updating your appearance and tinkering with your approach to meeting others can increase your enthusiasm and raise your confidence. You have a right to have opinions about who you’re with and what you do together, as long as you don’t go too far; reason may guide you, but ignoring others’ feelings won’t help your case.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Breaking your usual patterns is a surefire way to spice up your relationship life when your ruling planet Venus aligns favorably with spontaneous Uranus on Wednesday night. The weekend, though, is quieter until Sunday, when the Moon enters your gracious sign. Still, the peace and harmony you desire may be shaken by exposed secrets and unexpected events.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Participating in group activities can be the key to your relationship life this weekend with the utilitarian Virgo Moon in your 11th House of Teams. Volunteering for a cause or contributing to a collective process can provide a path toward intimacy with your current partner, or an opportunity to meet someone new if you’re single. Shared beliefs are the glue that’s needed to turn an initial attraction into something real.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Discretion is a critical element in your personal life this weekend, so think carefully before expressing any strong opinions. The Moon in refined Virgo colors Friday and Saturday in sharply drawn lines of appropriate behavior. Your enthusiasm and sense of adventure are usually delightful, but they may need to be tempered now, depending on the company you keep. A bit of self-restraint can go a long way toward earning the sense of security that leads to greater intimacy.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Working on a project with someone else is a good way to find out how well you two can get along, especially on Saturday as the New Moon in earthy Virgo aligns favorably with your well-organized sign. Plus, with this lunar transit occurring in your 9th House of Travel and Higher Mind, technical discussions and detailed conversations about the meaning of life can be surprisingly sexy.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your “live and let live” attitude generally makes you pretty easygoing when it comes to relationships. However, Saturday’s New Moon in analytical Virgo falls in your 8th House of Intimacy, pulling back the covers on closeness and revealing where there’s work to be done. Open, detailed discussions with your partner can help pinpoint the adjustments that are needed in a close relationship. But if you’re single, you may need to dig in deep and clarify your own desires before putting expectations on others.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

This could be an important weekend in your personal life, since Saturday’s New Moon in Virgo occurs in your 7th House of Partners. While it might bog you down with petty issues, there’s a greater chance for you to clean up any messes in a current relationship. Be specific and let logic rule to clear the way of any emotional roadblocks. Or if you’re single and looking, casting a more critical eye on potential partners can help you make wiser choices moving forward.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Sept. 10 (You can see if what was suppose to happened, happened!)

We can get a lot accomplished today, especially if mental work is involved. Our ability to concentrate is supported by brainy Mercury’s conjunction with the Sun in critical Virgo. Even if we have been all over the map recently, we need to set new priorities now, rethink our plans and apply what we know as efficiently as possible. Thankfully, the cautious Cancer Moon harmoniously trines assertive Mars, giving us the energy to finish what we start.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re eager to share your thoughts about working in a more productive environment, even if you aren’t usually very methodical. Unfortunately, your unconventional approach may create conflict between you and your co-workers. Engaging in an honest dialogue today might ultimately lead you to see that your assumptions might not be correct. Thankfully, a lesson learned now empowers you to work more closely with others without sacrificing your independence.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

It’s difficult to be yourself while also living up to someone else’s expectations. However, your interpretation of what’s happening might be slightly off now. It isn’t anyone else’s judgment that’s causing you to worry; it’s your own beliefs that are problematic today. Instead of assuming that you know what others want, ask them. Be specific with your questions before jumping to any erroneous conclusions.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You are trying your best to focus your attention today, but may feel scattered anyway. It’s difficult to get much done because you want to do everything just right. Acknowledging your lack of concentration is helpful now even if you don’t want to admit that it’s hard to settle down. Talking about your frustrations enables you to figure out what you must do next. Don’t delay since the window of opportunity won’t remain open for long. Find a sympathetic friend and start sharing your story.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may be pulled in a variety of directions today, and it’s OK if you can’t decide which feelings to act on. Fortunately, your need to choose a path becomes less pressing as the day unfolds because circumstances make your choice pretty obvious. But don’t turn your life upside down yet; waiting for a better time to assert your will increases your chances for success.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You might think that communications are clear now, only to discover that someone heard something quite different from what you said. Instead of trying to go back to untangle the misunderstanding, focus on the present moment and go forward. Although you still may run into a detour that temporarily derails your progress today, something valuable can be gained in the process.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Don’t just assume that everyone knows what you want now, even if it seems totally obvious to you. Keep in mind that others cannot really read your mind and they will jump to an erroneous conclusion if you don’t say anything at all. It’s up to you; taking the time to share your thoughts today should help diffuse a conflict before it ever gets off the ground.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may become the center of attention today in spite of criticism from friends or associates who are concerned about your participation with the group. Of course you have the right to withdraw if you desire, but ignoring your workmates might be even more difficult. Either way, you have some explaining to do, and clearly stating your intentions can greatly simplify the situation. A little light goes a long way to alleviate the dark.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Get right to the point today because others are listening carefully to what you say and will take your message to heart. But don’t be overly dramatic because this could alienate those who already support you. In fact, if you let your feelings run amok, your message could get lost or turned around so that you are misunderstood. Success is likely when you contain your emotions while still communicating with conviction.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your unconventional thoughts about beauty could take others for an adventurous ride today, but just because your ideas are far out doesn’t automatically make them better. Instead of going on and on, spinning tales of far-off lands, try to keep your thinking process closer to home. Talking about your feelings and your needs will encourage intimacy between you and your loved ones instead of increasing the distance.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Although you may think that what you have to say is important, don’t turn it into a major drama today. Some things are best talked about with a quiet respect. When it comes to the hidden mysteries of your soul and the inclinations of your heart, your words will have more impact now if you speak softly and keep an open mind at the response.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be overwhelmed by something that you hear now, and you need some time by yourself to process your feelings. Unfortunately, you might not be able to escape the current situation. Don’t waste your energy resisting, for an intense conversation you have today could teach you something significant about your core values. There will be time later to sort everything out.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may get so caught up in the minute details of your plan that you can’t convey it to anyone else. This communication breakdown can be quite exasperating, especially if you have something important to say. Part of your problem stems from talking too much when you are excited. Being prepared helps; write down your main thoughts and use this as an outline to help you stay on track.

New Moon Report for September 10: Mercury conjunct Sun

New Moon Report

by Jeff Jawer

Mercury conjunct Sun

Monday, September 10, 5:44 am PDT, 8:44 am EDT

The union of Mercury and the Sun in Virgo focuses the lens of self-perception. We see ourselves clearly enough to recognize patterns of behavior and thought that weren’t obvious before. This objectivity helps to define personal goals and leads to corrective action that increases productivity. Communications are likely to improve as thinking and speech convey our true intentions.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for September 10

Some days there is one major alignment that deserves most of the attention. Today we have that situation when the Sun and Mercury form their Superior Conjunction — aligning at 19 degrees of Virgo (5:45AM PDT). The reality is that the Earth, the Sun and Mercury — moving quickly and on the far side of the Sun — are lined up in the solar system.  Dr. Marc Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar, two of the most eminent astrologers of the 20th century, would have called this a Full Mercury, when cosmic seed-ideas are attempting to blossom in the minds, hearts and souls of human beings. Stop worrying about things you can’t change. Focus attention on excelling in your literary, verbal, artistic and musical forms of communicating.  Athletics and fitness routines are accentuated — thanks to a flowing trine in water signs from the Moon in Cancer to Mars in Scorpio (9:06AM PDT). Because the day and afternoon build up to a supportive, 60-degree link from the Sun to the Moon (10:55PM PDT), you can take advantage of many streams of creative expression to find fulfillment.  The love boat enters exotic ports of call overnight as the Moon approaches a parallel to Venus (forming exactly at 3:21AM PDT tomorrow). If you are flying solo, be an artistic whirlwind or reach out to give a friend a helping hand.