The Witches Spell for July 29th – Spell To Be Open To All Types of Love


Spell To Be Open To All Types of Love

Goal:  To open yourself to love in all its forms

Optional extra: White or pink candle

Notes:  This spell was originally published in the book “The Goddess Is In The Details.” It is mostly aimed at opening your own heart so that love can come in, rather than drawing in any specific other person. It doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to romantic love—if you are looking for a best friend, then substitute the word “friendship” for lover and put out that intention instead.

Light the candle, then visualize your heart being surrounded by a white light that protects it at the same time it helps you open yourself up to loving and being loved.

“I ask the moon and stars above

To open my heart to perfect love

Striving not, nor chasing after

But open wide to love and laughter.”

“Hopeful am I and willing too

To open myself to lover’s woo

But while I wait for love that’s meant

With myself I’ll be content.”

“I wish for love that’s true and right

Filled with joy and shining light

I release all that which blocks my way

And open my heart to one who’ll stay.”

Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days A Year – July 29th, Feast of Thor

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 July 29th

Feast of Thor

Thor, the Norse God of Sky and Thunder, has rulership over those aspects of life most important to sailors, farmers, and the poorer classes. Thor is considered to be the God of right orderliness and the regulator and enforcer of oaths. According to legend, he was the common man’s God, a tireless eater, drinker, and fighter who was inclined toward mankind; even the slaves came under his protection. On this day, Thor would have been invoked to bring fertility to the flock and fields for an abundant harvest.

The Witches Correspondence for Monday, July 29th


The Witches Correspondence for Monday, July 29th


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
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
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.

The Witches Almanac for Monday, July 29th

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The Witches Almanac for Monday, July 29th

Monday (Moon): Peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification and fertility.

Pardon of the Birds (French)

Waning Moon

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 1:53 pm

Moon Sign: Aries

Aries: Good for starting things, but lacks staying power. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive.

Moon enters Taurus 12:43 am

Taurus: Things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. Bring out appreciation for beauty and sensory experience.

Incense: Narcissus

Color: White

Blessed Be

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“Blessed be the Earth for giving birth to this food
Blessed be the Sun for nourishing it
Blessed be the Wind for carrying its seed
Blessed be the Rain for quenching its thirst.
Blessed be the hands that helped to grow this food>”
Lughnasadh Harvest

Daily Feng Shui News for July 29th – 'Rain Day'

There’s never any drought of magical rituals inside these daily tips and today’s ‘Rain Day’ will be no different. The Bari people from the Sudan Nile, a people who indeed know something about the need for rain, fill a bell with water and sprinkle it on the earth in order to make it rain. If ‘make it rain’ doesn’t mean throwing fat stacks of cash around, but rather that we need more moisture, then ring this bell before ringing out the clothes hanging on the outside line.

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Your Daily I Ching Hexagram for July 29th is 42: Increase

42: Increase

Monday, Jul 29th, 2013





Substantial progress and increasing prosperity is pointed to. In whatever forms it takes, periods of increase are exhilarating, as long as you go with the flow while it lasts and keep the interests of others in mind. Like white water on a river, periods of increase are often of short duration; it furthers one, therefore, to shoot the rapids now, while the opportunity is there.

A good sense of direction in times of opportunity involves commitment to the needs of one’s cohorts and dependents. Only by realizing that to lead is really to serve, can an effective leader contribute to a lasting increase in prosperity for all. In times of general increase, those who contribute most directly to the common good will also receive the greatest rewards.

When opportunities for increase arise, supreme good fortune comes to those who act swiftly and boldly, while avoiding the trap of letting their actions be only self-serving. If you aspire to a position of prominence, the most enduring strategy is to work to raise the tide of your entire pond, rather than to try to swim upstream on your own.

When the times favor prosperity, and when leadership is in the hands of the broad-minded, supreme good fortune results.

Today's Tarot Card for July 29th is The Hermit

The Hermit

Monday, Jul 29th, 2013








The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, August 29th

Our senses rule our feelings today once the Moon slides into earthy Taurus at 12:42 am EDT. We’re less likely to react impulsively when the laid-back Taurus Moon opposes restrictive Saturn this morning. It may even feel as if our forward progress has stalled. Thankfully, love is in the air because the Moon forms a harmonious Grand Trine with romantic Venus and passionate Pluto. Even with the stress of the day, we can still find time for pleasure.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Let your love light shine since your current strength is not your ability to overpower an adversary, but rather your willingness to respect him or her in spite of your differences. Even if you feel combative, it makes no sense to fight fire with fire. Meet your opposition with sincere appreciation and charm, not angry words or threatening actions. Love more; fear less.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

It’s no fun to encounter obstacles in your path, but the Moon’s return to your determined sign gives you an extra dose of courage today. Recognizing that you’re the source of the resistance you now face empowers you to improve your fortune. Instead of worrying about why you can’t find satisfaction, take a chance by showing others how much you care. A small heartfelt gesture may be all that’s needed to tilt someone’s affections your way.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You might have overbooked your day with too many things to do. It sounded like a great idea when you first committed to such a busy schedule, but you may feel like slowing down as the day progresses. Ultimately, the amount of items you cross off your checklist today won’t impact your life in the long run. Instead of worrying about what you didn’t do, concentrate on being present in the here and now. Others will understand if you need to shuffle your priorities as long as you keep them informed of the changes.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Sometimes it’s difficult to stand in the spotlight and be seen for what you bring to the party. Since you don’t often toot your own horn, it may feel extremely empowering to do it now. Don’t be afraid of letting everyone know about your skillful expertise. However, the best way to inform them is not with words; it’s through direct action. It’s time to proudly walk your talk and receive the recognition you deserve.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may want to take the day off even if you didn’t exert yourself that much over the weekend. You might feel like you’ve overextended your limits, leading you to think you have to clean up an interpersonal mess that you inadvertently created. Just remember that your intentions are most powerful when you aren’t in denial. There’s no need to create a convoluted story to justify your recent behavior. Being honest with others starts with first acknowledging the facts.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

There’s magic in the air, filling your day with spiritual creativity. However, you may run into a wall today that requires you to stop and reassess your direction. Reaching your destination isn’t as simple as it might seem. You must be a co-creator in your own magic. Block out some time to meditate, listen to music or take a walk. But keep in mind that your mental process is what’s most important while you are doing these activities. Luckily, if you can visualize it now, then you can make it happen.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are feeling more practical now that the Moon is back in pragmatic Capricorn. You’ve had your fling — real or imagined; now it’s time to get back to work and move your career objectives ahead again. But this isn’t about giving up your heart’s desire because your needs are too strong to deny. You could end up being self-indulgent if you only feed your senses. However, converting your passions into acts of artistic and romantic creation is a better way to use the energy. Don’t be satisfied with anything less than awesome today.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It’s all about relationships now, but your interests aren’t limited to romantic involvements. There is a desire on your part to spend time with a companion who is willing to help untangle the threads of your sometimes all-too-complex life. Your current need for simplification reveals how far away you are from living the uncomplicated life you desire. Nevertheless, with a little help from a loyal friend you can create a workable plan to get back to basics. Confiding in someone you trust makes all the difference in the world.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It may seem like the party’s over today, but you’re not done having your blast of summertime fun. It’s just that your previous path has come to an end as the energy is playing itself out. Everything feels as if it’s winding down now. But maybe this is more of a necessary intermission than the end of the show. Catch up on your responsibilities so you’re ready for the next act when it begins.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Very real steps can be taken toward relaxation and romance today, but you must keep your wits about you if you want to be successful. Don’t worry; you’re not about to be swept off your feet by love. There’s very little chance that you will forget your earthly commitments even if you go chasing rainbows now. Consider what you need to be happy and then move with determination toward making your dreams come true.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may attempt to dance your way around an important issue today, but, ultimately, you must face the question of timing, sooner or later. Sooner is better. Even though you prefer relying on cool logic over irrational emotions, trust your gut instincts instead. Don’t waste valuable energy justifying what you want to do. You know what you need. Turn off the words and open up your heart.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Keep the entire forest within your vision now, even if you’re overly attached to one particular tree. Try not to make a fuss over the circumstances that are attracting you to the most special thing in your world. The woods are full of all kinds, shapes and sizes of trees, shrubs and grasses. Naturally, you can’t touch every one of them, but you can employ your imagination to explore the incredible variety. Your life is a spectrum of possibilities waiting to be discovered.


Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of July 29th

Look out for turbulence on the relationship front early in the week with an evolutionary Venus-Pluto trine occurring on Tuesday and a revolutionary Mars-Uranus square happening on Wednesday. Friday’s cosmic atmosphere is friendly and flirtatious with the chatty Gemini Moon and a charming Venus-Mars connection running the show. This favorable alignment of astrology’s planetary lovers invites lighthearted and romantic behavior that makes it easy to meet someone new. Yet emotions are likely to go deeper on Saturday after the Moon swims into the sensitive waters of Cancer, reminding us not to play with the hearts of others unless we are prepared to play for keeps.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

A volatile Mars-Uranus square may provoke impulsive behavior on Wednesday. You’re not in the mood to compromise or adhere to anyone else’s schedule. But bailing out might be better than waiting until the weekend when even the slightest shift in plans can add chaos to your personal life. If you’re caught up in intense feelings, finishing business from the past is wiser than rushing into something new. Embrace the unexpected on Sunday when surprises are likely to pop up unannounced.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your ability to evaluate relationships is very astute on Monday and Tuesday with the reflective Moon’s presence in your realistic sign. Knowing what people to trust and which habits to change allows you to let go of what you don’t need or to invest more effort in going after what you want. Friday’s cosmic playground provides a place to play with the flirty Gemini Moon hanging out in your 2nd House of Self-Esteem while a Venus-Mars sextile encourages romance. But it’s back to more serious matters once the Moon slips into needy Cancer and your 3rd House of Information early Saturday morning. Prepare for a bumpy ride throughout much of the rest of the weekend. Bring your sense of humor and a willingness to communicate if you want to win someone’s heart.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You can be the life of the party on Thursday and Friday with the Moon dancing in your clever sign. Attracting people comes easily with your friendly and flirty attitude, so just be careful not to make any promises you can’t keep. The Moon enters moody Cancer in the wee hours of Saturday morning and runs a gauntlet of challenging planetary connections, leading you through an emotional maze. Explosions are possible, so avoid provocative words to keep things peaceful. On the other hand, if the status quo needs shaking, Sunday is your day to create positive change.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Buckle your seat belt this weekend because you’re in for a wild ride through every aspect of relationships before it’s over. The Moon’s shift into your intuitive sign in the first hour of Saturday morning sets the stage for some powerful experiences. Challenging lunar connections with unpredictable Uranus and provocative Pluto intensifies emotions during the evening. Yet if you learn to adjust to surprises with an open heart on Sunday, you will be rewarded with feelings of freedom and freshness in ways you didn’t expect.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The week starts on solid ground regarding relationships. You can see yourself more objectively, which helps you to appreciate your assets and also recognize where you have some more work to do. The weekend turns weird on Saturday when you might want to get out of the line of fire. There’s electricity in the air and it’s not necessarily the kind that leads to clarity, so bide your time instead of impatiently pushing ahead. Sunday’s cosmic configurations may leave you little choice but to follow your bliss.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your common sense in regards to relationships is particularly incisive on Tuesday due to a Venus-Pluto Trine influencing your 1st House of Self. If you’ve been trying to come to a decision about someone, this cosmic setting should provide you with the insight you need to make the correct choice. The weekend, though, may be overtaken by friends who are going through crises, real or imagined. While it’s sweet of you to offer your assistance, there are some strong emotions running amok that might not be easily managed by anyone. The best thing you can do is let your love-light shine as an example for others to follow.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Tuesday is the day for digging deep to discover what your heart truly wants while you have a Venus-Pluto trine working on your behalf. You’re feeling confident and sexy on Friday, making it a great time to explore unfamiliar social territory. The inquisitive Gemini Moon is traveling through your adventurous 9th House while your alluring ruling planet Venus is cuddling up with passionate Mars. The rest of the weekend, though, may find you unsuccessfully attempting to maintain order and stick to a schedule. Keep on your toes since circumstances and moods can change too quickly to gather the cooperation that you seek.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

If you’re sitting on the fence regarding relationships, you’re likely to jump off of it this weekend. The Moon in sister water sign Cancer sets an emotional tone starting in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Lunar connections with enthusiastic Jupiter, exotic Pluto and erratic Uranus fill Saturday with surprises of all sorts. Going to extremes, both positive and negative, can lead to some interesting places, but not the kind of comfy ones where you can settle down. There’s no time for rest on Sunday when the Sun trines spontaneous Uranus; embrace the unknown and enjoy the ride.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Pure play and pleasure are on the agenda for Thursday and Friday with the flirtatious Gemini Moon visiting your 7th House of Partners. Striking up conversations with new people or seeking more mental stimulation in your current relationship is high on your agenda. Yet early on Saturday morning, a lunar shift into nurturing Cancer and your 8th House of Intimacy raises the stakes in romance as emotions overflow and flood the bounds of reason. Give your love without any expectations; you may be pleasantly surprised by what you receive in return.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

This weekend could mark a significant turning point in your relationship life. The loyal Cancer Moon enters your 7th House of Partners on Saturday morning and then runs into a buzz of planetary activity throughout the day. Encountering difficult lunar alignments with boisterous Jupiter, suspicious Pluto and rebellious Uranus can bring intimate issues to a head. Yet a breakthrough connection is a potential positive outcome of these wild times if you can keep your wits about you and your heart wide open.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

A lunar transit of your 5th House of Romance adds extra pleasure to your personal life from Wednesday through Friday night. Easygoing people and a playful attitude keep encounters light and breezy. But the same teasing comments that get laughs then could trigger less desirable responses on Saturday after the Moon moves into overprotective Cancer. It’s an edgy weekend when even the most innocent jokes are capable of provoking extreme emotional reactions. Tread lightly when exploring unknown territory on Sunday or surprises are bound to catch you off guard.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The Moon ambles into caring Cancer and your 5th House of Romance early on Saturday morning, putting you in the mood for a cozy weekend hanging out in the company of those you love. However, this normally favorable transit is rocked by some intense planetary activity, including some lunar connections with unruly Uranus and defiant Pluto which can alter plans and rattle moods. Still, you can grab attention in surprising ways if you’re willing to take chances with your appearance and your attitude.

Current Moon Phase for July 29th – Last Quarter Moon

Last Quarter Moon

(waning/90-45 degrees)

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.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for July 29th

As you look forward to the last three days of July and the start of August, think of today as your best of the quartet in order to get things accomplished your way with pizazz. Taurus Moon can boost your money-management skills while you re-energize physical fitness routines. Gardening, cooking, baking, arts and crafts look promising.  Engage your creative imagination for enhanced problem-solving and strategy sessions as Pallas trines Neptune in water signs (8:50AM PDT) while Pallas also develops a profound and inspirational Grand Triangle along with Saturn tomorrow.  Be steady as a rock to get through rising tensions during the Last Quarter Sun-Moon Phase (activating 7 degrees of Leo and Taurus at 10:44AM PDT).  Later on the Moon makes constructive 60-degree and 120-degree links to Jupiter (12:13PM PDT), Venus (2:49PM PDT), Pluto (4:18PM PDT), Mars (7:10PM PDT), and Chiron (10:54PM PDT) — with the two trines of 120-degrees to Venus and Pluto creating a temporary, dynamic and resourceful Grand Triangle in earth signs. It is pretty rare to have five favorable lunar aspects in a row and extending for 10+ hours. Plus, it is the combination of all of these alignments that can assist you greatly in making this an all-around successful day.