Distance Healing Note: this ritual is an action whose end result affects another. Please make sure the recipient of these healing energies actually wants them. Preparation You will need 3 candles, incense, a picture of the recipient (if you have one, great, if not, write the recipients name on a piece of paper, and visualize him/her), and a quartz crystal (optional). The candles should be Blue, White, and Pink. The incense should be composed of one part ginger and one part rosemary. The Ritual Light the candles in a semi-circle in front of you. Place the incense off to one side, and place the picture inside the semi-circle, facing you, with the crystal sitting on it. Center yourself. Inhale the incense, and gather your energies. When you feel you have reached the maximum amount of energy you can hold, release it by directing it to the recipient. Directing it through a piece of quartz enhances the distance the energy can travel and not lose force.
A Healing Method
Concentrate on the area in need of healing. Close your eyes, concentrating
and repeat the following or a variation there of;
“Great God Apollo, God of Medicine and Healing,
Hear this servant’s prayer. Heal me oh God of medicine. Touch me and pull
the sickness out.
Make me well with your cleansing touch. Heal me.
Make me well.”
Repeat as many times as you want. Concentrate on Apollo actually touching
and taking out the sickness. Don’t forget to thank him and maybe leave a
HEALING CHARMS Here are two charms to help heal someone who is ill. It works really well for fevers that cannot be broken as well as the common flu. Write the following on a piece of white paper and sew it on linen or muslin, then hang it around the patient's neck to be worn until the illness has abated. ABRACADABRA ABRACADABR ABRACADAB ABRACADA ABRACAD ABRACA ABRAC ABRA ABR AB A You may also use the alternative: ABAXACATABAX ABAXACATABAX ABAXACATABA ABAXACATAB ABAXACATA ABAXACAT ABAXACA ABAXAC ABAXA ABAX ABA AB A
LITANY TO CONTROL PANIC
Pan, your dancing around my life has done its part
Now chaos reigns, true to your art
I call upon your mercy now
Though to the good in your power I bow
Playful Pan, act benign
Let this chaos now decline.
So mote it be!
MAGICKAL FEEL BETTER TOKEN
This is a spell you can do extremely quickly and it is surprisingly effective.
Use it when a friend is feeling down or sick. There are no special ingredients
A small piece of paper (post-it note size, torn from a piece of loose leaf is
fine)3 different colored pens.
On the paper, write “Magickal Feel Better Token” in the different colored inks. Then outline the words in the pens, curving around the letters. Around the words, put interesting symbols, hearts, swirls, starts, etc.. While you are
doing this, the good intentions you have will flow into the paper. When you are done, add a little boost by envisioning your healing power flowing into the
paper. It thereby becomes a charm.
SYMPATHETIC SORCERY FOR ILL HEALTH
Cut your fingernails and trim your hair. The nail and hair clippings should then be either buried or thrown into a stream, river or running water. The water will wash the illness away.
THE CRAFT AND THE HEALING ARTS
Pagans/witches have a wide variety of healing techniques in their
arsenal. The healing arts encompass the magical and medicinal herbalisms,
shamanistic practices (roughly speaking, using the powers of a spirit
guide), the raising of energy directed towards the patient (cone of power,
creative visualization, etc.), “direct” intercession with the gods, and
standard medical practices (Western medicine, Oriental medicine.)
An effective healing may be any combination of the above, depending on
Several rules of ethics govern the use of the healing arts. These
follow, along with a few suggestions that may prove useful to the
practicioners of the healing arts:
*If a circumstance calls for standard Western medicine, do not ignore
this in favor of other methods of healing. Any “witch” who tells you that
his/her treatment is only valid if one stops taking prescribed medicine, or
forgoes recommended surgery should be reported to the local Better Business
Bureau, post haste. Either they do not realize that the magical methods can
complement “modern” methods, or they are (more likely) con artists. Stop
them before they hurt someone else, in some cases, fatally. There is a case
in New Jersey of someone who halted her insulin treatments by the order of a
“witch”, as proof that she had “faith” in that “witch’s” treatment. Those
pagans who are M.D.’s see no substitution for standard medical practices.
Rather, other workings may be seen as supplementations. This cannot be
*Avoid charging for healings. Certainly, reimbursement for equipment
used is valid, but charging for healings is both unethical and can get one
in trouble with the law, for practicing medicine without a license. Now,
there is much debate within the Pagan community over charging for magical
services of whatever kind; but it seems to me to be a cheapening of the gift
to charge for it.
*Never heal someone without their consent. Reasons a person may not
give his/her consent are varied, and must be considered. Respect the wishes
of others. One may, however, heal those for whom there is no way to ask
consent — if someone is in a coma, it is permissible to work a direct
healing upon that person. I find that, for people I cannot mention Craft
healing work to, for one reason or another, that sending healing energy to
the VICINITY of that person is ethical. The person is then free, on a lower
or subconscious level, to take in that energy (in whatever form they can use
it) or to reject it. The energy is simply made available for their use,
interpretable by their psyches, and usable according to their own Will. To
force healing upon someone, whatever your intent, interferes with the other
person’s freedom of choice, unethical in itself, and will have unfavorable
repercussions both for you and for that other person. You might, for
instance, become the sort of person who Presumes to know what is Good For
Everyone Else, and you might have a good future as a book-burner (at least
*Some people seem to have more of a knack with the non-standard healing
arts than others. Those people who are the best healers are not necessarily
in the best graces with their god/goddess. Just because a person can heal
does not imply that their theo/a/logy is the best. Much of non-traditional
haling may tap into some of the same wellsprings, but healing in and of
itself does not guarantee religious correctness. Some healers, indeed, are
only marginally religious. (Obviously, the same applies to MD’s.)
*A healer using herbs has the responsibility of knowing about the herbs
he or she uses. There are many contradictory statements in the literature,
and there are some herbs that should not be taken in large concentrations;
and there are some herbs that should not be taken by pregnant women or
nursing mothers. A herbalist should learn the literature, and learn to
distrust literature that does not list contraindications. Some herbs
recommended in the literature are, frankly, mere superstitions. Others have
indeed proved effective, and some of these have even passed on to Western
medical practice (digitalis, for instance).
*Those using creative visualization are advised to visualize the
patient as being healthy and happy. Avoid, while doing the working,
visualizing the patient in his current sick or unhealthy state. Sometimes
it helps to imagine the patient doing something he or she enjoys doing.
*In creative visualization/cone of power methods the patient may be
present, or may be absent. It helps, if the patient is present, to touch
the patient directly and gently.
*Those using shamanistic techniques should be well-grounded in such
techniques. They should have gone on various shamanistic journeys
themselves, and have overcome obstacles on such journeys. This is in order
that one might be confident and capable during the ordeal of shamanistic
*After doing energy raising and/or shamanistic techniques of healing,
be very certain to “ground out”. Shamanism has some of its own techniques,
but after Craft-style healings one method is to lay one’s hands forcibly on
the ground (or floor), exhaling deeply, feeling the excess power returning
to the Earth.
*As a healer, remember that a person’s sickness is not some sort of
supernatural punishment for something he has or has not done. It is not
your position as healer to cast that sort of judgement. There are some who
would disagree with me on this, but these are the same sorts who would
reckon AIDS to be a karmic punishment, or who would reckon the starvation in
Ethiopia to be another sort of karmic punishment.
*Know your level of competence. If you are asked to do a healing, and
you are competent, and the person is sensible about seeking standard medical
help if appropriate; and/or if standard medical help is not helping, it is
in your position to render such aid as you are competent to render.
*No matter how you do whatever it is that you do concerning healing, a
proper “bedside manner” must be more than cultivated; it must be believed.
*Western culture is beginning to realize that standard medicine cannot
solve all illnesses. Hence, the advent of hospices. Non-standard healing
practices are (or should be) well-grounded in the notion that not every
ailment, disease, or illness can be cured. It is a heavy responsibility
upon the healer to deal with this realization. The pagan religions see
birth, life, and death as an acceptable and natural cycle. At some time, a
pagan healer will likely come face to face with the notion of mortality;
with the notion that there are patients, despite all skill and caring, that
cannot be cured. Depending upon the ailment, the healer must know how to
react. This is true, of course, for even standard MD practice. At a
certain point, the wholistic/pagan healer must accept the inevitability of
failure; possibly even the inevitability of death. At such point, whatever
techniques the healer knows for bestowing a sense of tranquility to the
patient are appropriate. Healing energy may be sent; sent to comfort and
confer the peace of mind essential for a good transition between life and
death. It is also beneficial if people close to the patient relate to the
patient on a day-to-day basis of support and encouragement, allowing that
person to express whatever he or she needs to express. Similar energy and
support, sent to a person to help them deal with a permanent but non-fatal
disability, is also appropriate. Patients require confidence and strength
in such situations, and these may be reinforced in a number of ways, both
magical and day-to-day.
*Remember, take a lot of healing practices with a grain of salt.
Filipino spirit surgery I’d take with a whole bushel.
*One should also be aware of the values of preventative medicine.
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This is a good point in this calendar to remind you that solar, planetary alignments and celestial events that happen on one day don’t necessarily disappear the following day. Therefore, last night’s Neptune station and powerhouse at 1 degree of Pisces is still making waves throughout humanity. This Neptunian wave can equate with many of yesterday’s archetypes and themes still being played with great magnification. Of course, today’s actual alignments are a top priority and this includes an early inspirational rapport coming from the Moon in Libra trine to Jupiter in Gemini (1:14AM PST) and a wonderful, enriching Moon-Venus union (6:14AM PST) that may be associated with a rise in loving sensitivity between dear ones. This glowing sense that anything is possible and that favorable vibes are in control may be an illusion because the Moon parallels Saturn (11:54AM PST), Mercury makes an abrasive, 45-degree link to Venus (12:13PM PST), the Sun forms a feisty, 135-degree contact with revolutionary Uranus (4:22PM PST) while the Moon parallels Neptune (5:27PM PST). This quartet of sky patterns can certainly rattle your nerves — especially the Sun-Uranus interaction. A Moon-Mars supportive, 60-degree liaison (9:14PM PST) attempts to remedy the situation and create an aura of vitality and strength, but this aspect also begins a six-hour, lunar void zone that lasts until 3:11AM PST tomorrow morning when the Moon enters the intense waters of Scorpio. Keep overnight decision-making to the bare minimum to avoid compounding mistakes.
The image of oppression conjures up a dried up lake bed with nettlesome crows stalking the shoreline. Hard times can shrivel our spirits, and give rise to a multitude of ‘crows’ in the form of troublesome worries. Times of great loss or personal failure break weaker people; but the strong of heart can bend with fate. To endure hard times — or even grow and benefit from them — it is essential to tap that deepest stratum of personal identity, that which is deeper even than fate, and which is incorruptible by even the harshest realities. It is essential, in other words, to tap the wellspring of human endurance: hope.
In a sense, there is no such thing as failure. There is only sweet and sour reality, and more is learned from the sour, oftentimes, than from the sweet. For failure, hard as it may be to swallow, opens the blinds to the real world, and reawakens the clarity of vision known only to those who have risked, and tasted, disappointment.
When in the throes of hard times, it is wise to be resolute and strong on the inside while remaining quietly cheerful on the outside. Avoid too much talking — except to your closest friends. Your words will have little effect on all others, since your influence will be at a low ebb — and the attempt to get across will only drain you of vital energy. Strong silence is the most skillful posture when facing the public during adversity; it shows that your inner core is strong enough to withstand the current troubles, and suggests that your recovery will be complete. At the same time, talking openly to those you trust is equally important, for in times of calamity, talking is an important part of healing.
Keep in mind that failure — the final taboo in modern society. But this is just one part of the inevitable cycle of life for those who dare to live fully and completely. Never to fail at all is to fail in the biggest way — avoiding risk altogether, you cannot help but fall far short of what might have been.
What has traditionally been known as the Devil card expresses the realm of the Taboo, the culturally rejected wildness and undigested shadow side that each of us carries in our subconscious. This shadow is actually at the core of our being, which we cannot get rid of and will never succeed in taming. From its earliest versions, which portrayed a vampire-demon, this card evoked the Church-fueled fear that a person could “lose their soul” to wild and passionate forces.
The image which emerged in the mid-1700′s gives us a more sophisticated rendition — that of the “scapegoated Goddess,” whose esoteric name is Baphomet. Volcanic reserves of passion and primal desire empower her efforts to overcome the pressure of stereotyped roles and experience true freedom of soul. Tavaglione’s highly evolved image (Stella deck) portrays the magical formula for harnessing and transmuting primal and obsessive emotions into transformative energies. As a part of the Gnostic message of Tarot, this fearsome passion and power must be reintegrated into the personality, to fuel the soul’s passage from mortal to immortal.
Although we may try to be peaceful today, people surprise us with their unexpected behavior often enough that we remain on edge. The Moon’s entry into gentle Libra at 4:35 am EST reminds us that getting along with others is more important than anything else. But the Moon’s stressful aspects with unpredictable Uranus and ruthless Pluto trigger less-than-placid interactions. Meanwhile, a fated Sun-Jupiter alignment means that we aren’t in control.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You may be very thankful for those friends and partners who support you even when you’re acting like a pain in the neck. But others still demand a lot from you and they’ll give you their opinions today, even if you don’t ask for them. You are confident that you are doing the right thing now and don’t want anyone to question you. However, remaining open to constructive feedback can help you achieve better results in nearly anything you do.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You may have a lot of chores on your plate today, yet find it difficult to get started. Part of your problem might stem from your easygoing attitude; you believe that you can easily accomplish everything because you tend to underestimate the time tasks will take. Ask someone to help you correctly gauge the job before saying yes so you don’t find yourself in over your head.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Your hands-off management style works well for you today as long as your co-workers agree with your plan. However, they might not tell you if they don’t — and their reluctance to communicate can be problematic. You may go along believing that everyone is on board and supporting you, only to find out that your ship has been abandoned. Avoid unnecessary drama now by checking up on others often throughout the day.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You might not realize there are conflicts at home today until they develop into a minor crisis. Paying attention to the details can help you see past your illusions of perfection. Instead of avoiding unpleasant feelings, remember that you are not the only participant, even if you are intimately involved in the situation. Everyone has his or her own particular role to play in the drama.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Your weekend is already in full swing and you’re more than ready to enjoy yourself. Perhaps you have been burning the candle at both ends and now think that you deserve a well-earned rest. However, unexpected obstacles keep getting in your way. You will be better able to relax if you clear the responsibilities from your path first.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You can be too generous in your approach to finances today, making you a lousy negotiator. You might even be tempted to give away the bank. It’s easy to forget that some decisions about money should not be made with your heart. Just because you like a particular salesperson, this doesn’t mean you should pay more than a service or product is worth. Keep your wallet in your pocket until your logic returns.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Even if you have been rather lazy for the last couple of days, you emerge from your go-with-the-flow phase today. You’re more opinionated now and can overreact to others without realizing that anything is wrong. Nevertheless, don’t be afraid of saying what’s on your mind. Your perceptions are keen and you would be smart to trust your impulses as long as you remember to be kind in your delivery.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You may feel pressured to tie up loose ends early in the day, and this does make good sense. But you probably won’t want to work much now that the reflective Moon is visiting your 12th House of Escapism. You would be better off spending some quiet time alone, taking a nature walk or sharing an intimate moment with someone special. Even if it’s challenging to settle down your emotions, it’s easier to process them when you’re not in a crowd.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Your social inclinations are strong today, yet you might have trouble deciding exactly what to do. You don’t want to miss out on any fun now, making it difficult to commit to one event or another. You even have the ability to turn a relaxing interaction with a friend into something that’s a lot more fun. Balancing work and play is smarter now than completely avoiding your responsibilities.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You could play the role of a highly skilled diplomat today, because you can clearly see both sides of a complex issue. Additionally, you have analytical tools at your disposal to take what you know and shape it into a convincing argument. But don’t fall into the trap of choosing sides now; instead, help all those involved reach common ground. Your objective outlook is the catalyst to positive change.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
It’s challenging to keep your mind in the here and now when your thoughts are being drawn somewhere else. This futuristic thinking enhances your ability to make plans, but may not have anything to do with the chores you must accomplish today. Nevertheless, if you have been dreaming about taking a vacation, get out your calendar and start to make it happen. Just return to the present moment when reality calls.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Even a casual interaction can feel very intense today as the Moon in your 8th House of Intimacy dynamically squares relentless Pluto. You might wonder if something has changed because everyone seems more formidable now. Don’t let the demands of others overwhelm you. Ultimately, delivering the goods is less important than you think. What counts more is your integrity and intention.
When numerous alignments occur within one 24-hour time-period, many changes are in the process of manifesting. Your job is steer clear of confusion and chaos. This issue is made more pertinent today because Neptune at 1 degree of Pisces ends five months of retrograde motion by halting its forward progress and beginning to move direct (11:53PM PST). Because this official station and turnaround occurs at the end of the day, all of this Saturday falls into a high-uncertainty category. Here’s the gauntlet of aspects you need to run through and past in order to stay grounded and mentally clear. Mercury makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link to Ceres (12:39AM PST) while Venus parallels Chiron (1:14AM PST). The first sky pattern may reduce your all-around productivity while the second link-up is a boost for healing treatments. However, the Moon in Virgo is still void until 1:36AM PST as the lunar orb enters Libra for the next two days. Productivity is still wavering as the Sun forms a dicey, 135-degree tie to Ceres (1:45AM PST). Better vibrations enter the astro-psychic scene a few hours later when the Moon parallels Chiron (4:01AM PST) and Venus (4:18AM PST). It is possible to utilize this double lunar parallel to reinforce romantic ties and primary partnership bonds that may have been fraying at the edges in recent days. Another reason to cheer about improved relationship ties is that Venus in Libra makes a supportive, 60-degree alliance with Juno in Sagittarius (7:17PM PST). Both of these celestial bodies, in an upbeat and favorable alignment, can superbly enhance feminine interests and offer emotional empowerment during a shaky evening when Neptune is motionless. With Neptune extra potent — due to its lack of motion from the Earth’s vantage point — focus your attention on its principal themes such as psychic sensitivity, creative imagination, artistic innovation, idealism, universal love-wisdom, religious beliefs, dreams and visions, music and dance, film and video work, photography, nebulosity, mental and emotional uncertainty, fanaticism, addictive behavior, con-artists and lying.
Calendar of the Moon
Altar: Upon cloth of blue-green place a vase of reeds, a single blue-green candle, a great bowl of water floating with wetlands plant leaves, and a knife.
Offering: Recycle something useless into something useful.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian soup and sandwiches. Only water or herbal tea to drink.
Call: Now is the time of the bleak cold.
Response: Now the reeds whisper in the swamp.
Call: Now is the time when we see the growing dark.
Response: Now is the time when we begin to shiver.
Call: Now is the time of bare trees.
Response: Now is the time of rain and wind.
Call: Now the rain fills the wetlands to overflowing.
Response: Now the swamp overflows into our lives.
Call: We feel our feet dragged down into the cold waters.
Response: Yet the wetland is the source of greatest life!
Call: We feel ourselves pulled into the unfamiliar.
Response: Unfamiliar to us, but no less of value.
Call: The damp cold begins to reach our bones.
Response: We must welcome its touch.
Call: We must keep it far away with fire’s warmth!
Response: We must welcome its touch.
Call: Why should we not ban it from our lives?
Response: For this, too, is a Mystery of water.
Call: Not the deep mystery of the Ocean…
Response: Not the running flow of the river…
Call: Not the crystal of snow and ice…
Response: But the secrets of the still waters.
Call: From the still waters springs the greatest number of lives!
Response: And it is this that we must honor.
Call: Welcome into ourselves the song of the whispering reeds!
Response: Welcome into ourselves the oncoming winter.
Cold as stone
We will own
What is apart