SAND CANDLES

SAND CANDLES

Another way to make candles which is easier and quicker is “Hippie Candles” as they were called in the ’60s. You need to first obtain the sand – either the beach, sandbox or you can make a box and fill it with sand just for this purpose. Size, of course will depend on how large your candle is and how many.

First, moisten the sand enough to where you can make holes in it without the sand falling back down into the hole. Then Dig your hole in the sand the shape you want it. The easiest to start with are tapers but pyramids and cauldron aren’t much harder. If you want legs on your candle – take a pencil (unsharpened) and poke hole for the legs in the sand.

When the shape is finished – hold a piece of wick over the approximate center and gently pour the wax into the hole, making sure the legs (if any) are filled.

Allow the wax to set, which can take a while. After testing wax to make sure it is ready, slip fingers into the sand under the candle and gently lift it out. Brush off any excess sand. If the legs are uneven, you can even them by sitting the candle in a hot frying pan. You are done!

HAND-DIPPED CANDLES

HAND-DIPPED CANDLES

You need to obtain the following supplies:
2-4 pounds of Paraffin Wax (the kind used in canning) or beeswax (which is usually expensive). Candle wick (available at most hobby and craft stores) oils and herbs (for scent and magickal goals) candle dye (also expensive) or crayons (for color) wax paper a wooden spoon double broiler.

Begin by melting the wax in a double broiler. If you don’t have one, you can use a large pot filled half full of water and a large coffee tin with the wax in it, sitting inside the pot. Heat the water to boiling first and cut up your wax so it will melt quickly. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat down and place the tin of wax inside of it. Keep the water hot enough to keep the wax melted but not so hot that the paraffin catches fire (which it has been known to do over high heat).

While the wax to melting, stir with a wooden spoon (never use metal) & make sure it all is completely melted.

Also, while the wax is melting, mix the herbs (if more than one) in a small bowl. After the wax is completely melted and been checked, break the crayons up and put them into the wax. Keep stirring until all of the crayons have melted and the color is even and smooth, with no streaks. Keep in mind that the candle will be a shade or so lighter when dry. The more crayons – the deeper and richer the color, so experiment.

Next, add the herbs to the wax. Empower with your energy and magickal intention while mixing the wax. Stir with the wooden spoon until it is thoroughly mixed. Next add 10-20 drops of essential oil (please, no synthetics when making candles for magickal or ritual use) to the wax until it smells strongly of the fragrance intended. Now your wax is ready.

Start with a long piece of wick – twice the size of your desired candle length plus 3 inches (you will be making 2 candles at once). Bend the wick in the middle and hold it by the bend. Dip the wick into the wax and then lift back out. Getting started is the hardest because the wick will float on top of the wax until it has enough wax on it to weigh it down. Allow it to get completely cold between dippings when you first start.

After your candle has started to take shape you can speed up the process a little. I keep a pan of cool water nearby and dip the candles in the water after each dipping in the wax. While this speeds up the process a little, candle making is a slow process but very well worth the time and energy you put into it.

Keep dipping the candles and allowing them to cool & then dip again. When you have achieved the proper size, hang them to dry until the wax has set but the candles aren’t too hard. Then roll them on the wax paper to smooth out the shape. Once the candle shape is too your liking, dip 1 or 2 more times to make sure your candle is smooth. Trim off any excess wax to make a bottom with a sharp knife. Cut the wick and hang your candles to dry.

CANDLES AND SYMPATHETIC MAGIC

CANDLES AND SYMPATHETIC MAGIC

When candles are molded into shapes, it is called sympathetic magic.

To assist in finding a familiar, burn a candle in the shape of the animal you desire

Fertility spells can be cast with a phallus-shaped or womb-shaped candle. Healing uses human-shaped candles or skull candles. White ones are for healing, black ones for reversing spells and warding off negativity. Different animal-shaped candles can be used for a specific purpose. Some examples are: dog – loyalty, cat – cleanliness, wolf – wisdom, bear – motherhood, rabbit – fertility.

Another type of candle magic uses pins. Stick a pin in as close to the top as you can without breaking the wax. As you insert it, say:
“When this candle burns to the pin,
The process of (name the desire) will begin.”
Insert a secont pin close to the first and say:
“When this candles burns to this pin
The process of (name the desire) will come to a successful completion and end.”
-This idea came from Silver RavenWolf

You can use birthday candles or very small candles for a spell that needs to be done quickly. You can also put drops of colored oil or food coloring into small tealite candles which also burn quickly.

LIGHTING, EXTINGUISHING AND DISPOSAL

LIGHTING, EXTINGUISHING AND DISPOSAL

Light all candles with a lighter or another candle. Never use matches, as the sulphur will disrupt magickal workings.

To extinguish a candle, use a candle snuffer, or wave your hand over the top of the candle to create enough draft to extinguish it.

If you plan to use it again, store it carefully. If the spell calls for a virgin candle, bury it off of your property for spells involving the movement of things away from you and on the property if you wish to draw something toward you.

Keep candle drippings from all rituals, except those where you are repelling. You can add drippings to healing pouches (if the spell was for healing). Remelt them on a talisman consecrated and empowered during the same ritual, or keep them simply in the bottom of a purse or coat pocket for good luck, fertility, romance and fortune.

CANDLE CHANT

CANDLE CHANT

When you are ready to light the candle, chant something like:

Candle of power, candle of might,
Create my desires here on this night.
Power, stream from this candle’s fire.
Bring to me my heart’s desire.
My words have strength, the victory’s won.
So say I, this spell is done.

USING CANDLES

USING CANDLES

Candles are usually dressed before they are used. I do not usually use this method, however and I have found that I get the same results by just rubbing the candle. Oils must be consecrated before they are used. Use oils to dress the candles by finding one that coincides with the spell you want to perform. Rub the candle with the oils. Later, if you like, you may roll the candle in herbs that also will help with the type of spell you wish to perform.

 

To draw something toward you, rub the candle in a downward motion from the top to the middle. Then rub from the bottom up to the middle as well.

 

To repel something, reverse by rubbing from the middle to the ends.

 

NEVER RUB IN A BACK AND FORTH MOTION: it negates the entire process.

 

When finished, dab some of the remaining oil on your third eye and then in the center of your breastbone. Speak words of power over the candle such as:

I cleanse and consecrate this taper in the name of the God and

Goddess. May it burn in strength in the service of light.

Continue by stating the purpose of the candle.

 

When inscribing a candle, use the same directional procedure. To bring things toward you, write from the top to the middle, then from the bottom to the middle. If you are repelling something, reverse the procedure. The athame is used to carve the inscription.

CANDLE COLORS

CANDLE COLORS    

by AmberSkyfire

RED – Energy, health, passion, sex, protection, fire,  fertility, fast action, strength, potency, lust, blood. Element: Fire

PINK – Love, friendship, romance, honor, spiritual  healing, caring, affection, forming partnerships, peace, emotional healing.

YELLOW – Action, inspiration and creativity, studying and  intelligence, concentration, memory, logic, learning, attraction, confidence.  Element: Sun/Fire

ORANGE  – Happiness, business deals, attracting  good things, success, career, goals, stimulation, attraction, power, luck,  sudden changes.

GREEN – Plant magic, mother earth, earth worship, money,  success, growth, wealth, physical healing, health, marriage, fertility,  employment, balance. Element: Earth

BLUE – Peace, calm, loosing weight, wisdom,  understanding, protection, harmony, inspiration, truth, patience, health and  happiness, luck, communication, loyalty, occult power. Element: Water

DARK BLUE – Represents the subconscious, healing, psychism,  slow change. Element: Water

PURPLE – Ancient wisdom, the third eye, psychic powers,  meditation, spirituality, success, confidence, hidden knowledge, protection,  divination, contact with spirit world, Element: Soul or the Spirit

BROWN – Home, friendships, balance, animal magic, earth  magic, concentration and studying, wealth, success, intuition, psychic powers  and ESP. Element: Earth

BLACK – Protection, hex-breaking, reversing, banishing,  destroying evil or negativity, binding, and repelling. Also used for healing  very powerful illnesses.

WHITE – Dawn, purification, peace, truth, protection,  spirituality. White can be used in place of any other candle color and is  suitable for any ritual. Element: All

MAGENTA – Quick change. Use this candle with other candles  to initiate a quick response or fast changes.

INDIGO – Karma, balance, restoration of balance,  meditation, stop another person’s spell against you.

GOLD – Sun-Worship, the God, success, wealth, money,  masculinity, playfulness, luck, divination, victory.

SILVER – Moon-worship. The Goddess, psychic powers and  intuition, astral energy, femininity, victory, meditation, removes negativity,  dreams.

COPPER – Money and wealth, career opportunities, growth,  passion, and goals.

GRAY – neutrality

Daily Horoscopes for Friday, November 2ne

It’s difficult to concentrate today when we’re still dealing with the consequences of yesterday’s unexpected events. The breezy Gemini Moon encourages us to lighten up, but it’s not easy to shake off our lingering doubts because we’re already anticipating the emotional intensity of tomorrow’s Venus-Pluto square. Meanwhile, pleasure-seeking Venus forms a magical alignment with elusive Neptune, enticing us to escape from the pressures of the day.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Memories of old emotional wounds may surface today, impacting your productivity by reminding you of your weak spot. These thoughts only stand in your way if you allow yourself to get hooked by the insecurities they bring up now. Confront your fears without resistance while acknowledging that your current situation is different than the ones in the past. History can teach you valuable lessons but you must make decisions based on what you want for your future.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re not bothered by the weird energies floating around today. Some people may have a difficult time making sense out of what’s happening, but you just keep moving your projects along toward completion. Even if you are determined to stay on track, be open to unexpected changes for the sake of growth. You never know what wonderful things might happen when you temporarily relinquish control and let destiny take the wheel

 

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

The Moon is back in your sign today to recharge you with the emotionality that you often try to set aside. Although you have established an admirable path toward respectability, your authority may be challenged now in ways you didn’t prepare for and you could be caught off guard without a response. Don’t try to fake it. Honesty and integrity are your best weapons for success.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your fantasies are kicked up a notch now, and you might not feel as if you have a choice in the matter. Your dreams may get your heart racing because they seem so real. But there is a deja vu quality to your life today, especially when you are performing repetitive chores since the regularity triggers your hidden memories. Rest assured you haven’t been here before; this is new ground — and that’s what makes it overwhelming at first.

 

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It may feel as if you are trapped by uncontrollable circumstances; however, helpers are standing by today, ready to jump in if you just ask. It’s just good to know that your co-workers or friends will come to the rescue now and you are secretly relieved by the fact that you aren’t fighting a losing battle alone. But don’t play the role of a martyr; accept the good intentions of those you trust at face value. Assistance in any shape or form might just be enough to enable you to turn things around at the last minute.

 

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although you might have to take care of others on the job today, remember your first responsibility is to make sure you are feeling secure enough in your skills that you have something constructive to offer. Don’t try to act smarter than you are. No one will believe what you say unless you tell the truth from the beginning. Having the courage to set your own priorities enables you to feel more confident in what you do.

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Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may find it difficult to relax today because you sense something big approaching on the horizon. It’s doubly challenging to know how to respond when people at work don’t conform to your expectations, especially when you can’t figure out what’s motivating their behavior. Continue gathering information and let your feelings solidify before you initiate direct action. Fortunately, you have more time than you realize before you must take a stand.

 

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your curiosity may get the best of you now, but the day’s energy has the potential to take you far beyond learning something new. It also involves sharing your ideas with others. Your thoughts could even create sudden illumination, awakening those around you. Nevertheless, don’t be too concerned about the effect you might have on someone else. Your personal experience is the most important part of the journey so stick with your process and see where it leads.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Relationship dynamics are rarely simple, but now they seem to intensify your life in several ways. There is an inherent instability in your interactions, but don’t let this social awkwardness slow you down. Go ahead and spend time with others today, but stop over-complicating things with your expectations. Just accept the changes as they occur with the best attitude you possibly can. A healthy sense of humor may be your saving grace.

 

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might not feel very happy today if there are too many subtle influences tugging at your life from different directions. You prefer not to have so many distractions so you can clear your path to concentrate on your goals. Examine any extreme feelings that come to the surface now, but don’t act on them yet. You can make better choices in a few days once you gain a more objective perspective on the current events.

 

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be at the top of your career game now, but some of this success might just be the luck of the draw. You could even be a reluctant leader, nostalgic for times of less responsibility. Nevertheless, you have a gift and it’s important to wield it wisely and with good intention. Your people skills are so convincing today that you can talk nearly anyone into joining your cause. Use your power of persuasion carefully or your plans could quickly backfire.

 

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your previous efforts may be gradually coming to fruition, but you might not be able to reap your rewards just yet. Whatever you do today, don’t assume you’ve failed just because your success is delayed in some fashion. You will do fine once you accept the fact that experiencing the journey is just as important as reaching the destination.

 

Weekend Love Horoscopes for November 2 – 4

Weekend Love Horoscopes

November 2 – 4: Frisky Business

Jeff Jawer

Jeff Jawer on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

 

Friday’s mood is frisky and flirtatious with the Moon’s presence in playful and chatty Gemini. Emotions tend to be light with this lunar placement, and variety makes life more interesting. Avoiding boredom is a must in an environment when change is more captivating than consistency.

The emotional atmosphere is altered shortly after midnight on Saturday with a lunar shift into nostalgic and nurturing Cancer. Comfort and safety are prized as we seek familiar faces and comfortable places where we can settle down with a sense of security. But there are several intense planetary patterns that are more likely to intensify feelings than calm our nerves. The Moon’s tricky aspects with Uranus, Pluto and Venus provoke surprises and produce uncertainty. Being flexible and ready to change plans at a moment’s notice reduces the likelihood of being shocked or disappointed.

Magnetic Venus’ tense square with manipulative Pluto adds a shadow of doubt to relationships and self-worth. Mistrust is possible, but this cosmic alignment also creates an air of mystery that could make life sexier. While digging deep to uncover buried issues isn’t most people’s idea of fun, those willing to examine their partnership needs with courage and honesty can find hidden jewels of pleasure and satisfaction.

Calendar of the Moon for November 2

Calendar of the Moon

 

4 Ngetal/Maimakterion

 

Night of Wild Winds

Colors: Black, white, grey
Element: Air
Altar: Upon cloth of swirling white, grey, and black place incense, fans, pens, and small pieces of paper. All windows in the House should be opened throughout the night.
Offering: Give your wishes to the winds.
Daily Meal: Raw, cold food.

Invocation to the Wild Winds

This is the Night of Wild Winds!
We have opened ourselves to the still cold waters,
And tonight we open ourselves to their counterpart,
The ever-flying bitter winds that rush
Through all things! Open all the windows,
Let them run through the House,
Let them tear through our hair and our heads,
Let them flay us clean of all impurities!
For on the winds ride the souls of our ancestors,
And the spirits of the Air itself!
Listen to their songs, their whispers,
And learn the wisdom they speak.
Spirits of the Air, Powers of the Winds,
Be with us tonight!
Be with us in our beds,
Be with us in our dreams,
Be with us until the dawn!
Hail, Night of Wild Winds!
May we breathe in your inspiration
And may it blow us through to a new day!

Chant: Spirit of the Wind, carry me,
Spirit of the Wind, carry me home,
Spirit of the Wind, carry me home to myself.

(The incense is carried throughout the house, and all windows are thrown open. They shall stay that way, regardless of cold, until after sunrise the next day.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

 

Calendar of the Sun for November 2

Calendar of the Sun

2 Blutmonath

Day VI of the Mysteries of Isis and Osiris

Colors: Green and black
Elements: Earth and Air
Altar: Upon cloth of green and black set a figure of Isis, a figure of Osiris, a box carved like a sarcophagus, and two large ivory candles.
Offerings: Undertake a project that may fail.
Daily Meal: Beer. Barley. Figs. Dates. Nuts. Flatbread.

Invocation to Isis II

Praise be unto thee, O lady, mightier than the gods,
The living souls who are in their hidden places
Praise the mystery of thee.
O thou who art their mother,
Thou source from which they sprang
Who makest for them a place in the hidden Underworld,
Who makest sound their bones
And preservest them from terror,
Who makes them strong in the abode of everlastingness.
For Isis searched three days in the swamps of the Nile,
Tirelessly she searched, unceasingly she searched,
Between her tears she waded in water
Thick with the crocodiles of doom
Sixteen pieces of her husband’s body
She recovered, but found to her eternal sorrow
The organ of fertility had been eaten by a crab,
The life force of Osiris was forever gone,
And all the magic in the world
Could not bring him back to life.
Yet she was not entirely undone,
For she brought him back for one night only,
One night enough to conceive his child
By all the means of her goodly magics.
And so was the sacred child Horus conceived
On a night of sorcery and secrecy,
And thus was born also his father’s vengeance.
Raise your voices for the power of Isis!

(All cheer, but then the cheers are silenced, and all exit quietly.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for November 2 – Disseminating Moon

Disseminating Moon

(waning /135-90 degrees)

This is a tremendous time of transmutation. All of the prior elements are coming together for a final burst of creative output. You have seen a clear view of your own needs and the posture of significant others. Now the accumulation of that input is leading to a deep, core change within you. In this phase, you will naturally be inclined to seek higher guidance so that you can emerge from this transformation successfully. The Disseminting Moon favors sharing what you have learned (and are learning) with others.

The Witches Spell for Nov. 2 – To Rid A Bothersome Spirit


To Rid A Bothersome Spirit

Before starting place your hands before you, and start the flow of power out your hands and then say the words letting the light form  you hand fill the room or house or any other place that you might be.  Consecrate salt and water and sprinkle throughout the house as you repeat three times in each room:

“What is dark be filled with light,     Remove this spirit from my sight.     Let it go to where it may find it’s eternal rest.”

Speak gently to them to them and cleanse each room with incense especially cold spots and all corners and cupboards.

Put salt along the sill of each windowsill and the bottom of all doors and steps to the house afterwards.

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The Living Rede

 

The Living Rede

A lifetime of learning I’ve set to these pages, Some learned from fools, and some learned from sages.

This tome contains musings: some wisdom, some rant. Some will find truth here, some won’t and some can’t.

If your eyes fall upon this page, it’s meant for you, For the Universe offers what you’re meant to do.

The Secret of Magic quite often astounds: There isn’t a Secret! Just look all around!

The Trees teach you lessons – the Willow that bends. The challenge for you: learn the message it sends.

By Example and Symbol the Universe speaks. It may happen quickly or take many weeks.

Be aware what you notice – it needs your attention If you’re going to hear what it’s trying to mention.

For the Universe rarely speaks loudly and clearly, But it speaks all the time if you listen sincerely.

You’re here for a reason – to heal, teach and learn. The better you listen, the more growth you’ll earn.

The goal, it would seem, is reunion with Spirit. Learn lessons while here, don’t run from, don’t fear it.

Though we travel our own paths, our lives interlace. We must all grow together – this isn’t a race.

So be mindful of others, and help when you can, A bird, tree or pebble, a woman or man.

Material, Ether and Astral involved, Work them correctly, your problems be solved.

Magic is simple, has rules, like Mundane, Push or pull with your Heart and direct with your Brain.

The Emotions you raise will determine its power. The more you project, that much sooner its hour.

The Thoughts that you hold in your mind as you cast Tell the power its job – where to go and its task.

If your thoughts falter or change while you work, Your focus is lessened – your power will fork.

Dual aspects to work with, the God and the Goddess, Called Yang and called Yin – the names matter not, honest!

Yang feels like anger – you feel in your chest. It jumps to the hand and for quick work is best.

Yin is much softer – it’s felt at the womb. The power of Love and the peace of a tomb.

Yang is aggressive – Male “Get It Done Now!” If you’re in a hurry, Yang does it, and how!

Yin is more subtle, for delicate tasks. If you’re working with love, it’s the one you should ask.

All genders have both, their intensities varied, And strong you will be with both energies married.

Be Humble and True, though, whatever your power. Sometimes you’re the lightning, sometimes you’re The Tower.

The Cards hold no magic, the Runes have no secret That’s not found within you – if only you’ll seek it.

Negative or Positive? Sometimes you must give. The Antelope dies so the Lion may live.

Remember, when tragedy breaks down your door: Whatever you lose, you will gain so much more.

I know it sounds hard, when loss brings pain and sorrow, But you will know joy again – next year, or tomorrow.

One thing that I’ve found, and I hope you will heed: Ask not what you want from life. Ask what you need.

Ask what you want and it may come to you, But ask what you need: What you came here to do.

This far through my Rede you have stayed and have read. Down paths much like mine you are likely to tread.

I welcome you, joyful, a companion to walk, For someone to listen to, someone to talk.

These pages are yours to accept or critique. May your road straight to Spirit unfold at your feet.

Stay if you will, here, or leave if you must. Blessed Be, One and All. Perfect Love. Perfect Trust.

– Brian Gallagher

 

 

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The Witches Correspondence for Friday, November 2nd

The Witches Correspondence for Friday, November 2nd

 

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palm Rosa, Rose, Yarrow

Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

 

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