Birth Totems – Beaver (Apr. 20 – May 20)

Beaver

April 20 – May 20
Moon: Frogs Return Moon
Season: The Growing Time
Wind: East Winds
Direction: East
Element: Earth with Fire
Elemental Clan: Turtle Clan
Plant: Wild clover
Mineral: Bloodstone
Polarity With: Snake
Color: Yellow
Musical Vibration: D Sharp
Personality: Resourceful and methodical
Spiritual Energy: Masculine energies
Emotions: High strung
Positive Traits: Persistent and often strong-willed.
Negative Traits: Inflexible, possessive and often times self involved
Compatibilities: Woodpeckers, Brown Bears and Geese
Conscious Desire: Security through abundance
Subconscious Desire: Freedom from attachments
Spiritual Path: To discover that which has lasting value
Strengths: Accepting change, compassion, inner security and confidence
Weakness: Possessiveness and inflexibility

Birth Totems – The Red Hawk (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19)

The Red Hawk

March 21 – April 19
Moon: Budding Trees Moon
Season: The Awakening Time
Wind: East Winds
Direction: North-East
Element: Fire
Elemental Clan: Hawk Clan
Plant: Dandelion
Mineral: Opal
Polarity With: Falcon
Color: Yellow/Green
Musical Vibration: C Sharp
Personality: Active.
Spiritual Energy: Feminine energies
Emotions: Quickly aroused
Positive Traits: Pioneering spirit
Negative Traits: Impatient, selfish and often times egotistical.
Compatibilities: Salmon and Owls
Conscious Desire: To lead, manage head the adventure.
Subconscious Desire: Learning through experience.
Spiritual Path: Expanding the individual through discernment
Strengths: Persistence and patience with others
Weakness: Conceit and intolerance.

A Little Humor – Dysfunctional Greeting Cards

Dysfunctional Greeting Cards

 

 

I always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love. And now that you’ve come into my life…

[Inside card] I’ve changed my mind.


I must admit, you brought religion into my life…

[Inside card] I never believed in Hell until I met you.


As the days go by, I think how lucky I am….

[Inside card] That you’re not here to ruin it for me.


Congratulations on your promotion. Before you go….

[Inside card] Will you take the knife from my back? You’ll probably need it again.


Someday I hope to marry…

[Inside card] Someone other than you.


Happy Birthday! You look great for your age….

[Inside card] Almost lifelike!


When we were together, you said you’d die for me…

[Inside card] Now we’ve broken up, I think it’s time to keep your          promise.


We’ve been friends for a very long time…

[Inside card] What do you say we stop?


I’m so miserable without you…

[Inside card] It’s almost like you’re still here.


Congratulations on your new bundle of joy….

[Inside card] Did you ever find out who the father was?


You are such a good friend. If we were on a sinking ship and there was          only one life jacket…

[Inside card] I’d miss you terribly and think of you often.


Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad!

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Looking back over the years we’ve been together, I can’t help but wonder… [Inside card] – What was I thinking?


Congratulations on your wedding day!…

[Inside card] Too bad no one likes your husband.


My tire was thumping. I thought it was flat When I looked at the tire…           [Inside card] I noticed your cat. Sorry!


Heard your wife left you, How upset you must be. But don’t fret about it… [Inside card] She moved in with me.


How could two people as beautiful as you …          

[Inside card] Have such an ugly baby?


Your friends and I wanted to do something special for your birthday.

[Inside card] So we’re having you put to sleep.


I know you hate me.

[Inside card] I hate you more and I have a reason.


Happy Birthday, Son.

[Inside card] We think you are old enough now to get a job and move out.

 

Turok’s Cabana

LOVE IS THE LAW

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LOVE IS THE LAW

Do what thou wilt is the Whole of the Law

The time of The Will

Bursts forth Now, in the Spring

Implacable bud!

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Let your Love burst forth and blossom freely

Thunder of roses

Unfettered by harsh will

Love willed to be Free

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To soar with on Her Wings into New Heavens

Over pure New Earths

Love is Will purified

Love is Her own Law!

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Sun is born again in primitive Light

With Arian Force

In the Spring House of Mars

New Life Exploding

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From cold Winter’s Icy dark Womb

Gives force to our Wills

Time of re-SOL-ution

We are born again

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Juices of Spring wash us from Winter Womb

As Spring buds push out

We drop from Her belly

Like damp, new born colts

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This is the time to re-SOL-ve our new lives

With Nature’s Forces

Supporting and healing

As Old Winter dies

Daily Feng Shui Tip for November 17th – ‘National Adoption Day’

Today’s ‘National Adoption Day,’ is very close to my heart. Long ago I was dealing with fertility issues and suffered multiple miscarriages as well. We had decided to try one final time to get pregnant and carry the baby to term before seriously exploring the idea of adopting. My son was the result of this last intentional attempt to get pregnant, but my brother and his family took up the adoption mantle just a few years ago. That’s when his wife and daughter traveled to China to pick up our newest family member, my niece Jia Ning. And even though it took my brother and his family over ten years to welcome their new daughter, without adoption this would have never happened. To activate energies for a fabulously smooth adoption process, locate the ‘Children’ area of the main floor and play some music there. Also put in this space something metal and something that symbolizes children. Adopting these tips will bring success to all other child-related efforts.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Nov.17th is 50: Cauldron

50: The Cauldron

Saturday, Nov 17th, 2012

The cooking pot symbolizes nourishment and rejuvenation. Sooner or later, good comes to those who do good; joy comes to those who bring humor to others; opportunity comes to those who persist in their dreaming. Rejuvenation is a returning to innate desires — and a re-charging of batteries through the fulfillment of these wishes. This reading suggests nourishment and transformation for people of goodwill. Great good fortune and success are indicated for nourishing relationships.

Healthy, regular sustenance is important, as symbolized by the cooking pot, which provides nourishment to all. When a cycle of humanity reaches its peak, each person’s sustenance comes in the form of his or her deepest needs and highest aspirations.

Rejuvenation means that men and women of talent and insight are being properly nourished and valued. When a society or group is functioning properly, these people are supported, and encouraged to contribute to their best abilities. A fresh approach to old habits is indicated in a period of rejuvenation. Look for ways of putting new life in old forms. Only when great vitality is present can breakthroughs be achieved.

Your Rune for November 17th is Elhaz

 

Your Rune For Today

Elhaz

Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy

Daily Tarot Card for November 17th is The Magician

The Magician

Saturday, Nov 17th, 2012

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.

Your Daily Horoscopes for November 17th

Although the mood of the day is still a bit somber, the heaviness of the earthy Capricorn Moon and Mars is eased today. Impulsive Mars forms a cooperative sextile with dreamy Neptune, luring us to temporarily escape into fantasies. Meanwhile, the complex Scorpio Sun joins retrograde Mercury to turn our thinking inward. Setting aside time for contemplation helps us resolve the tension between Neptune’s intuitive path and Mercury’s need for logic.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Recent promises become more pressing today, requiring you to do the right thing, but your desires may distort your sense of reality. You think you know what to do, but your thoughts could be so overrun with irrational fears and desires that you head off in the wrong direction. Ask for advice and listen to it before you set your course.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You may believe that your mastery of detail is on point today, but it’s easy to skip over a critical piece of data. Others will appreciate your sincerity even in the most casual interactions. Thankfully, you don’t have to sell your ideas; instead, just imagine yourself as teaching people to better understand your vision of tomorrow. Keep an open mind so you can incorporate what you learn as you go.

 

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You like having enough freedom to improvise, but you may not have this luxury today. You might possibly push back against authority, but you could wear yourself out in the process. This is like a training exercise that helps you develop your talents through a concentrated effort. A little self-discipline now enables you to grow more than you expect.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Balancing your needs with those of others can be a major issue today. You want to be caring and compassionate, but you also must establish clear limits. Unfortunately, this process isn’t as straightforward as a simple yes or no. Exploring the full range of possibilities between the extremes makes relationships easier to manage now.

 

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Although you are tempted to run off and play, you may have to roll up your sleeves and get ready for hard work today. Organizing your schedule in advance is a more a more successful strategy. Be as resourceful as possible, for this is not a time to act like a diva. What’s most important when facing your chores now is to be humble and just do the best you can.

 

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your natural sense of discrimination allows you to be very creative today by screening out extraneous distractions. The ambitious Capricorn Moon’s presence in your 5th House of Play enables you to enjoy expressing yourself while still being productive. Go ahead and proudly demonstrate your skills. Even if you don’t achieve your goal, you can still learn a valuable lesson by taking a risk.

 

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Take care of your basic needs today before doing anything else because this gives you a sense of much-needed security. Pay close attention to your family, as outsiders might distract you from what’s most important. You may be able to impress others now, but don’t make that your primary goal. Instead, stick to the essentials to get the most out of this day.

 

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Relying on your common sense is your best bet now, since it gives you the ability to see patterns where others see chaos. However, you might find it difficult to get anyone else to understand your intentions, so take your time and cover the details step by step. Fortunately, the Sun’s conjunction with retrograde Mercury in your sign enables you to communicate your position effectively as long as you don’t rush the process of telling your story.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The Moon’s visit to your 2nd House of Resources reminds you that managing your money is actually a matter of self-respect. You may prefer to have the freedom to ignore your financial responsibilities at times. Nevertheless, when you take control of your budget, you might actually wind up having more cash to spend. Be patient; doing less is better now than doing too much.

 

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The receptive Moon in your hardworking sign prompts you to feel extra sensitive today. However, it also brings on feelings of heightened responsibility, possibly based on guilt. Although you’re not immune to experiencing low self-esteem, an honest show of emotions could be helpful. Remember, revealing your vulnerability to someone you trust is actually a sign of inner strength.

 

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your powers of observation are quite strong today, as long as you trust your instincts. However, there’s no need to worry about every little thing down to the tiniest detail. Instead, back away from your regular routines so that you can gain a wider perspective on your life. Ask for help; wisdom might come from someone who you consider to be a valuable mentor.

 

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Sometimes you exhibit more compassion for others than you do for yourself. Fortunately, you can be a great friend for someone you want to get to know better by offering calm and practical advice today. Remember, some of the difficulties you’ve recently had are now your most powerful sources of insight. Integrating your own experiences into the present moment empowers you to communicate with more conviction.

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for November 17th

Keep your eyes focused on the prize. Being in charge and reaching the top of the totem pole make sense following last night’s Mars move into Capricorn and with the Moon in this sign until tomorrow morning. Looking upward and onward is a key to enhancing your stature in the greater community and in your main fields of expertise.  Assisting you in reaching important worldly pinnacles are a creative and imaginative, 60-degree tie from Mars to Neptune (6:23AM PST) as well as the Inferior Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury retrograde at 26 degrees of Scorpio (7:48AM PST). A conjunction of this kind happens approximately every four months and can only occur when Mercury is in reverse and between the Sun and Earth. Visualize this astronomically as a line-up in the solar system of the Earth, Mercury, and the Sun. You can think of it as a New Mercury — when cosmic seed-ideas are seeking entrance into the eager minds of human beings.  Additional reinforcement is waiting in the wings later on as Mercury makes a subtle and yet still constructive, 30-degree rapport with Venus (6:20PM PST) while the Moon makes a supportive, 60-degree tie with Mercury (7:47PM PST). Catch up with correspondence, literary and educational endeavors.  Another void lunar cycle intervenes when the Moon makes a supportive, 60-degree link to the Sun (9:55PM PST). While this Moon-Sun contact may feel good and inspirational, it launches a void lunar twilight zone that lasts until 4:11AM PST tomorrow morning when the Moon enters service-oriented Aquarius. Keep a low profile as Saturday night morphs into Sunday morning.

Calendar of the Moon for November 17th

Calendar of the Moon

Reed Month

Color: Blue-green
Element: Water
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.

Ngetal Invocation

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.

Chant:

Cold as stone
Marshes heart
We will own
What is apart

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for November 17th

Calendar of the Sun

17 Blutmonath

Holda’s Blot

Colors: Brown and white
Element: Earth
Altar: On cloth of white and brown lay a spindle full of spun wool, a basket of white goose-feathers, two white candles, a needle and thread, a horn of mead, and a dish of honey-cakes.
Lean a broom against the altar.
Offerings: Cakes buried under the earth. Organize and clean the house.
Daily Meal: Hearty stew with root vegetables. Wholegrain bread.

Invocation to Holda

Frau Holle, good Lady
Of the Land Under The Earth,
Who we reach through
The well into the deep places,
You who reward each
As to the temper of the work
They accomplish each day,
You who have eternal patience
And yet no patience at all
With lazy fools who will not
Lift their hands in another’s need.
Lady of the hearth, the loom,
The spindle and the wheel,
The needle and the cooking pot,
These things that so many
Take simply for granted,
They are your kingdom
And your warm domain,
And if they should be removed,
We would sorely miss them,
Much more than we could guess.

Chant:

Snow is coming
Feathers on the wind
Mother Holda
Winter will begin…

(All approach the altar, seize handfuls of the goose feathers, and fling them into the air so that they fall like snow. Each then takes a turn with the broom, sweeping them up. The mead is shared and then poured as a libation.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for Nov. 17th: Waxing Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon

(waxing/18% illumination)

During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.

The Witches Magick for Nov. 17th: Spell To Find A Lost Object

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The Witches Magick for November 17th

Spell To Find A Lost Object

Supplies:

Mirror

Orange candle

Black candle

Small Magnet

 

Procedure:

Cast your circle and invoke the Elemental Guardians. Light the black candle (for solving mysteries, and drawing away the negativeness of the loss), and then the orange candle (for luck and precious objects). Visualize the lost object(s) in the mirror as already being found. Place the magnet between the two candles and stroke it towards you as you say the following three times, substituting the name of the lost object for “(lost object)”:

By the wavering flame of this black light,
Grant to me of my (lost object) a sight.
By the power of this orange flame,
Give me luck to find the same.
In this mirror the (lost object) I see
Make the magnet draw them to me.

Close the circle, but leave the candles burning with the magnet between them until the candles burn down.

~Magickal Graphics~