Mysteries will become known to you. You should be able to see your life’s path clearly at this time. Pethro is often thought of as “Gambler’s Rune.” You are in a lucky period right now. Chance is your ally. Take advantage of it.
Traditionally, the Magus is one who can demonstrate hands-on magic — as in healing, transformative rituals, alchemical transmutations, charging of talismans and the like. A modern Magus is any person who completes the circuit between heaven and Earth, one who seeks to bring forth the divine ‘gold’ within her or himself.
At the birth of Tarot, even a gifted healer who was not an ordained clergyman was considered to be in league with the Devil! For obvious reasons, the line between fooling the eye with sleight of hand, and charging the world with magical will was not clearly differentiated in the early Tarot cards.
Waite’s image of the Magus as the solitary ritualist communing with the spirits of the elements — with its formal arrangement of symbols and postures — is a token of the freedom we have in modern times to declare our spiritual politics without fear of reprisal. The older cards were never so explicit about what the Magus was doing. It’s best to keep your imagination open with this card. Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by evolutionary forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul.
It would be great to report that the universe is back on track and that recent challenges have blown over. However, that’s not the case at all. The Last Quarter Sun-Moon Phase (activating 16 degrees of Libra and Cancer at 12:34AM PDT) arrives with a thud as well as starting another void lunar uncertainty zone that lasts until 4:56AM PDT tomorrow. Any quarter moon phase suggests the need to cut through apparent obstacles that can block your high-destiny pathway. Adding to the murky conditions of the Moon being void in its home sign of Cancer, confusion is the name of the game since the Sun makes a frictional, 135-degree link with far-out Neptune (6:22AM PDT) while Venus clashes with shock-master Uranus via an off-kilter, 150-degree tie (6:55AM PDT). Play it safe regarding money matters and business affairs. Primary partnerships are also being tested right now to determine their level of intrinsic support and stamina when the chips are down. In the midst of this moody interlude, the later hours have an unusual appeal because the Sun trines Jupiter (10:53PM PDT) while Mercury trines Chiron (11:49PM PDT). There is suddenly an air of euphoria and inspiration floating around in the ethers and, if you are lucky enough and tuned into the moment, you may be able to capture a vision of the future that can change your life much for the better.
Altar: Upon cloth of red place crossed swords and spears, two torches, and a labyrinth.
Offerings: Give up something you love for the sake of duty. Gymnastika should, on this day, have competitive games and running.
Daily Meal: Meat and bread and wheat/milk porridge, the food that was given to the departing children by their parents.
Long ago, when the world was younger,
Great Athens gave forth tribute to Crete,
Under Minos, father of the Bull.
The tax was their finest children, to be given
As bull-dancers to the Minotaur,
And Theseus, son of King Aigeus,
Son also of great Poseidon Earth-Shaker,
Traveled there in the tribute-band. He slew
The Minotaur in the center of his labyrinth,
Rescued his companions, and set the city afire
Before Poseidon shattered it with an earthquake.
He took with him also Ariadne, she of the Labyrinth,
Without whom he would not have succeeded,
With whom he planned to be husband and wife.
Yet she was claimed by Dionysos, and he
Was seized by Athena, patroness of heroes,
Patroness of his city, and weeping he forsook
His Cretan love, and weeping fled to Athens.
In his sorrow he did not change the sails
From black to white, as was the code agreed-upon,
And his father, seeing the black sails, killed himself.
So bereft of love and parent, he assumed the throne.
Theseus says to us: There will be times when Duty
Must come before any kind of love, and the Gods know this,
And will guide you away, even if in tears.
Do not be so ashamed to weep, O hero,
Even if no mourning stays your hand.
(All walk the labyrinth in the garden – every House should have one – chanting “Eleleu! Iou! Iou!” the cry of the sacrificing parents.)
Brown and Orange
Altar: Upon cloth of brown and orange, patterned with autumn leaves, place a basket of fallen leaves, barrels of straw, shovels, spades, a bowl of rainwater, and seeds for cover crops.
Offerings: Turn under and mulch the used land.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian.
Aequinoctium Autumnale Invocation
Earth, we have eaten of your bounty!
You have fed us, and we are content.
We have worked you hard, and you have responded
With generosity and fruitfulness.
Now, as the year draws on, and the Sun
Shortens its days and counts the moons
Until its chilly death and incandescent rebirth,
We gift you as you have gifted us,
We care for you as you have cared for us,
We give back that we may continue to take,
Year after year, cycle after cycle.
Do not think, O Mother, that we are merely selfish,
And would only rape you of your bounty.
Our hands shall toil that you may have,
If only in this one small place,
Richness to take back for yourself.
For we know the hard secrets of the cycle,
And we will someday give ourselves
Back to your quiet embrace.
To our hands
Cover all the land
(All take up the buckets of leaves and straw, and the spades, and go out to the garden. Some will turn over the soil, and others shall follow with cover crop seeds and rainwater, or with mulch to cover the ground. This shall be done throughout the Aequinoctium Autumnale days until all the ground from this year’s crops are covered.)
The time of reaping is at hand. There is a feeling of completion infused into the atmosphere during the Last Quarter Moon. The opportunity opens to recognize how far you’ve come in various parts of your life. This is not a good time for new beginnings, but rather a reflective period suited to evaluating how you have been using your time and what has been accomplished. Issues of authority may arise. This Moon phase supports taking responsibility for actively tying up the loose ends of projects that are already underway.
REVERSING A CANDLE SPELL
Do this 5 nights in a row, at dusk – as the sun dies and darkness descends.
Light 2 Black candles and as they burn, speak this invocation:
In the name of the Gods and all ye spirits,
“In the name of Cernunnos, and the light and the dark
and the Gods of the Netherworld,
Remove thy curse and sting from my heart and mine.
And whosoever shall be casting a curse against me,
Let he or she suffer their own curse.
Let these candles be their candles,
This burning be their burning,
This curse be their curse.
Let the pain they have caused me and mine
Fall upon themselves.”
The two candles are completely burned each night.
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations‘, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.
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This is a book of beliefs, witchcraft laws, rituals, herbal and healing law, incarnations, chants, dances, divination methods, spells, sabbat rites and other information which serves as a guide for witches in practising their craft and religeaon. Each tradition has its own book of shadows.
In addition individual witches add their own personal material. This book must be kept secret at all times.
However sad to say some witches have gone public with their book over the years. In true tradition only one copy should be kept for a coven. This is usually held by the High Priestess or High Priest.
The book of shadows should only ever be hand written. The secrets in the book are limited to the witches position in the hierarchy.
Information in the book is passed out as the witch progresses through the ranks of the coven. If a witch leaves the coven the book must stay with the coven.
Very little is known about “books of shadows” before the 20th century. In earlier times the secrets were generally passed down through the generations orally.
Some hereditary witches claim their ancestors recorded secret spells and lore in little books. One of the first book of shadows to be published was Charles Godfrey Leylands “Aradia” in 1899.
According to tradition a witches book of shadows is destroyed upon their death.
*Monday (Moon): Peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification and fertility.
Sukkot end ^ Columbus Day (observed)
Moon Sign: *Cancer
*Cancer: Stimulates emotional rapport between people. Pinpoints need, supports growth and nurturance. Tends to domestic concerns.
*The Waning Moon (From the Full Moon to the New): is a time for study, meditation and little magickal work(except magick designed to banish harmful energies).
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter 3:33 a.m.
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I wanted to let you know that you are going to be stuck with me for a few days. The weather here has turned off chilly. We have small baby animals in the wildlife refuge. Those animals have to be kept warm. Lady A has been staying the night at the building down there. She is keeping watch over the electric heaters we have there. The little babies have to be kept cozy and warm. If the heaters go out, they will freeze and might even die. Lady A won’t ask any of us to stay at the building. She takes on all the hard tasks herself. I think this time she is enjoying the peace and quiet. I know she loves being with all the little babies. If you love what you are doing, then you really don’t consider it work.
I will be around for the next few days. I will try my best to get your daily correspondence to you. Please have patience with me and don’t get too upset. Remember this is only for a few days.
Thank you and Goddess Bless.