A Vacation Spell

A Vacation Spell

For a change of pace you may want to try using some magic to decide the best destination for a quick get away. You will need a pendulum and a map. Narrow down your choices to between three and five destinations and spread the map in front of you. First, as the pendulum to show you a “no” answer and a “yes” answer. When you have determined which way it swings for yes and no, hold it over each sight. Ask aloud if this would be a good place for your vacation. The pendulum will swing giving you a yes or no answer. If the pendulum swings in circles or vibrates wildy, avoid that location. When the pendulum answers yes to one or more locations you have your destinations!

Purification Ritual for New Magical Tools

Purification Ritual for New Magical Tools

by Jame Kambos

Whenever you buy a new tool for magical workings it is important that the tool is purified. This is a simple purification ritual that I use to cleanse my new magical tools:


caldron or any heat-proof dish

dandelion leaf



Ignite the herbs and let them smolder awhile. As the smoke curls about you pass your tool through the smoke and say:

“Smoke rise, Let me be wise. This (name of tool) is cleansed.  

I will use it only for good.”

The item is now ready to use!

Prosperity and Success Spell


Prosperity and Success Spell

Original Author D.J. Conway


1 small cauldron

1 small green or brown charm bag

3 silver coins


Cedar oil

A small table to use as an altar

Spell:   Place a little dish or cup inside the cauldron with a small amount of cinnamon   and cedar in it. Lay the three coins next to it on your altar. Tap each coin with the forefinger of the hand you write with (your power hand) and chant:

“Glistening silver coin of the Moon,   Shiny and round, bring me a boon.   Draw to my hands many more of your kind.   Multiply, grow, like the image in my mind.

Place the coins in the cauldron with the herbs and three drops of oil.Using your power hand, stir the air clockwise seven times over the cauldron and chant:

“Earth elements, cunning and bright, Share you treasures here on this night.   Share with me riches of silver and gold, Success, prosperity, all I can hold.”

Place the herbs and the coins in the talisman bag. Carry this with   you until the Full Moon goes through her phases and returns to Full.

Full Moon Scrying Ritual

Full Moon Scrying Ritual

The upcoming summer months are the perfect time for Full Moon Scrying and I’d like to pass on an old, time honored scrying ritual originally written by D.J. Conway that I have used many times during the long summer nights:

Items Needed:

1 bright, shiny silver coin

1 small, black cauldron or scrying bowl filled with water

Perform this ritual outside where the rays of the Moon can fall directly onto the water in the cauldron. If you cannot go outside, stay in a darkened room near a window that the Moon shines through. Place the coin in the water and take the cauldron in both hands. Gaze up at the Moon and say:

“Lovely Lady of the night,  
Mysteries old and futures bright,  
Give me a glimpse of that to be  
And as I will so mote it be.”

Look down at the coin shimmering in the cauldrons water. With your eyes half closed, adjust your vision as if you were looking into and through the coin. Don’t try to analuze anything you might see or that might come into your mind. Just accept it. Some people, rathar than seeing actual pictures within the cauldron, will have mental impressions, feelings or pictures. When you have finished, bow to the Moon and say thank you. Pour the water out on the ground. You’re done!

Daily Feng Shui News for July 22 – 'Sunflowers'

This is a month where sunflowers are growing in abundance as they slant their golden visages up to the shining sun. Ancient lore tells that if you take one seed from the center of a sunflower, make a wish upon it and then eat it, your wish will come true. Now you can grow your dreams and make them shine too.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Daily I Ching Hexagram for July 22 is 63: After Completion

63: After Completion

Monday, Jul 22nd, 2013



It is a fine irony that after completion of some project or great enterprise, there is still much left to do. Completion is merely a pause in the cycle of creation and decay, a momentary still point for the swinging pendulum of life. Though completion does imply a period of restful pause — one that usually has been well earned — it is not an actual end, but rather a uniquely harmonious flat spot in the constancy of change and movement.

The image of After Completion is that of a kettle of water boiling over a fire. When the forces are balanced, the water boils properly; but if the pot is too full, it may boil over and put out the fire; or, if the fire is too hot, it may evaporate all the water. In the equilibrium that follows the completion of something significant, the current dynamics must be watched carefully to assure that a proper balance is maintained.

After Completion is the time for fine-tuning, for refinements and embellishments of what has already been accomplished.

Even if we are enjoying a rewarding situation right now, the laws of the natural world dictate that influence and success will eventually decline. So, don’t let current good fortunes prompt careless or relaxed attitudes. A successful endeavor or partnership needs to be carefully tended and maintained. What is incomplete should be finished, and brought to fruition without delay.

Take satisfaction upon completion, but do not dwell on it. To do so could bring a halt to your influence and capability.

Today's Tarot Card for July 22 is The High Priestess

The High Priestess

Monday, Jul 22nd, 2013









Traditionally called the High Priestess, this major arcana, or trump, card represents human wisdom. She can be viewed as a kind of female Pope, the ancient Egyptian Priestess of Isis, the even older snake and bird Goddesses, the Greek Goddess Persephone, or the Eve of Genesis before the Fall.

For the accused heretics who were burnt at the stake for revering her in the 14th and 15th century, she symbolized the prophecy of the return of the Holy Spirit, which was perceived as the female aspect of the Holy Trinity.

In the sequence of cards in the major arcana, the High Priestess appears as soon as the Fool decides he wants to develop his innate powers, making a move toward becoming a Magus. The High Priestess is his first teacher, representing the Inner Life and the method for contacting it, as well as the contemplative study of Nature and the Holy Mysteries.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, July 22nd

Our recent enthusiasm lingers, but big changes are already in the air today as lovely Venus shifts into picky Virgo, the Sun moves into lively Leo and the Moon enters futuristic Aquarius at 2:06 pm EDT. The socially aware Aquarius Full Moon at 2:15 pm reflects our concerns for global issues rather than our individual feelings. We must connect our individuality with a group or community but we also need to stay detached enough to remain unique.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The energy may feel somewhat out of control for you today as your creative juices rise to the surface. Your excitement is irrepressible, and with the Aquarius Full Moon tugging on your 5th House of Love, you’re right on the edge of falling into the passion pit. Now, if this good news was the only news, you would be all set. But it’s not. There is more going on now than meets the heart. Watch your step — exercising caution is more than just a good idea — it’s a necessity.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

If you stubbornly believe that your strategy at work is set in stone, old concerns may come back today with a twist. Someone didn’t tell you everything and now that the Aquarius Full Moon is in your 10th House of Public Life, it’s time to spill the beans. Full disclosure might be upsetting at first, but everyone will feel better once it’s all out in the open. Sharing your truth inspires others to do the same.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

The Aquarius Full Moon falls in your 9th House of Big Ideas, breaking your communication channels wide open. Unfortunately, this expansive energy can be a mixed blessing, for you pick up all kinds of static along with the important data you need in order to make your decisions. There may be some confusing signals from others along the way, so use whatever navigation methods work best to keep tabs on reality. Exploring all your options gives you more choices down the road.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You Crabs are more connected to the lunar rhythms than others, and as such can really feel the power of today’s Aquarius Full Moon as it floods your 8th House of Intimacy. Let the emotional tides surge with swells of unexpected intensity, but remember that you don’t have to react to every passing mood. If you must express something, do it and then let go of it right away. Too much attachment to your desires now brings complexity to an otherwise beautifully simple relationship.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The Aquarius Full Moon is especially significant since it stimulates your 7th House of Relationships. This alignment pulls your sense of personal and romantic love right out of your heart and into the world around you. The radiant Sun shifts into your proud sign today, intensifying your reactions to the drama of someone close to you. As difficult as it may be now, stay close while allowing him or her enough room to grow. Although your first instinct might be to run, keep in mind that your feelings will quiet down in just a few days.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are in touch with a deep urge to seek out new meaning to your life, but your outer world may seem shallow and uninspired when compared to what surges forth from your subconscious. Don’t be afraid of what comes to the surface during routine conversations now that the Aquarius Full Moon lands in your 6th House of Work. You are not required to say out loud what you observe on the inside. But it’s best to listen to your heart while sweet Venus is visiting your sign.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may be able to make some real progress on accomplishing your career goals these days. In fact, recognition might be coming your way on both the professional and personal front now that the Aquarius Full Moon shines in your 5th House of Love and Creativity. You’re attracting positive vibrations as even the most conventional experiences light up your emotional sky with fireworks. Bask in the limelight and enjoy these next few days without necessarily making any long-term plans.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It’s essential to express your concerns now as this Aquarius Full Moon illuminates your 4th House of Emotional Security. You may be upset by something that just isn’t very important in the long run. However, don’t suppress your fears; it’s crucial to pay attention to all your mood changes now. If you slip into denial, there might be negative fallout on your performance in the workplace. Don’t take your anger out on someone nearby. Examine what is motivating your feelings and deal with the source rather than the symptoms.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The Aquarius Full Moon emphasizes your 3rd House of Communication, inspiring you to write that email or make the phone call you have been putting off. Your reaching out has a better chance of having the impact you desire today. You can shine now, but your intensity could overwhelm others — and they might not be able to absorb all that you have to say. Take it slowly; allow everyone enough time to process your words and to respond to them before going on to what’s next.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You’re able to accomplish quite a bit once you set your mind to it. You continue riding high on the surges of energy and yet your feet are planted squarely on the ground. Be careful that you don’t exhaust your resources now that the Aquarius Full Moon activates your 2nd House of Net Worth. Take the necessary time to attend to the basics of your health and be sure to get enough sleep. You can make the most of this time by conserving your available resources while using them as efficiently as possible.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Today’s Full Moon lights up your sign, flooding into every aspect of your waking life. It’s as if your subconscious mind is at high tide. The Moon works primarily in the dream realms, but now its influence overflows into the real world. Welcome the emotional storms that can clear the air. Let the waters wash the beaches as you ride upon larger-than-life waves while they last. Thankfully, you’ll have time to assimilate your experience when the intensity begins to dissipate tomorrow.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may believe that today is your last chance to finish an old project as the Aquarius Full Moon rattles your 12th House of Endings. However, you might just be experiencing another illusion; time is not coming to an end. Nevertheless, it feels overwhelming as you see how much there is for you to do with so little time to get it all completed. Close your eyes and take a few long and slow deep breaths. Then, open them and return to work. Do this frequently during the day and you’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of July 22

Monday is a cosmically busy day as Venus slips into choosey Virgo, the Sun moves into proud Leo and the inventive Aquarius Full Moon casts our feelings in a different light. Romantic desires can be fulfilled when we’re willing to work for love this week. The magical Pisces Moon inspires relationship dreams on Wednesday that are likely to linger with us throughout the weekend. But several tough planetary aspects require us to gain more clarity and complete unfinished business from the past before we’re able to fully enjoy the tender moments that will stir our hearts.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You never know who you might meet when Monday’s Aquarius Full Moon lights up your 11th House of Groups, encouraging you to spend quality time with friends and colleagues. Expect a lively weekend that runs through the full spectrum of emotions and experiences. The Moon blasts into your ardent sign on Friday, drawing the spotlight in your direction and bringing your feelings to the surface. But if you’re too generous or idealistic on Friday, you may have to backtrack and clean up relationship messes on Saturday when an intense opposition of Mars and Pluto triggers both passion and conflict. Love takes work if you want to make it last.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Venus drops in to visit your 5th House of Romance on Monday for a three-week stay, and your heart might be so open that you feel like you can find love around every corner. This positive attitude adds joy to your current relationship or makes it very easy to meet someone new. However, the tone shifts this weekend if you feel under-appreciated for any reason. Standing up for yourself is usually a good idea, but it needs to be done privately to enable an honest exchange without embarrassing anyone. Discretion cultivates trust.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Keeping communication channels open is key to happier relationships now that the radiant Sun has taken up residence in your 3rd House of Information for the next month. Friends can help you fan the flames of romance this weekend with the hot Aries Moon sizzling in your 11th House of Groups. Avoid making a careless comment that may be received poorly on Saturday night. There’s a bit of edginess in the air that can trigger an argument without any notice. A single impulsive remark could open up a well of unresolved emotions, even though the initial issue might be trivial. Sensitivity and self-restraint are recommended unless you’re looking for a fight.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The unconventional Aquarius Full Moon shines in your 8th House of Intimacy on Monday, giving you an unexpected chance to share your feelings with someone you love. The enterprising Aries Moon occupies your 10th House of Responsibility this weekend, which can put you in a valuable position of authority. But if you try to play mother hen by protecting everyone else, you could wind up in the middle of conflicts that really don’t have much to do with you. Losing time and enthusiasm entangled in minor disputes is not a great idea. Avoid talking about other people’s dramas, so you can attend to your own relationship concerns. Leading by example is your smartest strategy.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The proud Sun saunters into your 1st House of Self on Monday, attracting plenty of attention your way over the next month. However, the week begins with the Aquarius Full Moon shining in your 7th House of Relationships, temporarily shifting your focus onto those you love. While your mind is wrapped up in aiming toward the future, reality pops up and demands your attention on Saturday night. The Sun, your ruling planet, crashes into a testing square with restrictive Saturn, signaling that you need to get your head out of the clouds and put your feet on the ground. Patience is a must, as is the willingness to honestly face your desires and discuss your fears. This personal disclosure might not sound sexy, but it’s an authentic way to establish trust that enables love to flourish.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Resourceful Venus enters earthy Virgo on Monday, bringing more love and creativity your way over the next three weeks. However, you may be pushed to the limit this weekend with the feisty Aries Moon creating mischief in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. This monthly transit often triggers strong emotional responses, both positive and negative. Yet intensity might rise to uncomfortable levels with pushy Mars’ opposition to provocative Pluto on Saturday night. If conflicts occur, sticking to the subject and keeping feelings in check can produce amazingly effective solutions.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The irreverent Aquarius Full Moon illuminates your 5th House of Fun and Games on Monday, offering you the opportunity to romance the one you love. Relationships are moving fast this weekend with the impatient Aries Moon traveling through your 7th House of Partners. Romantic feelings are easily stirred as you desire to experience a world of imagination and intimacy. Yet a bit of discretion is advised to help you avoid making choices that don’t really fit your needs. Attraction to a powerful person can be extremely exciting but if he or she lacks compassion, the results may be less than ideal. Now that Venus is hiding out in your 12th House of Privacy, you may want to take a break from the crowd and spend time with one special person or on your own.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Romance can be found in your circle of friends or in a group situation now that Venus is visiting your 11th House of Community for a three-week stay. Your emotional temperature rises on Saturday when your two intense rulers, Mars and Pluto, oppose one another. This can increase anger and desire, a complex combination that’s likely to stir up relationship issues. Bogging down in a power struggle or steaming with resentment does not pave the way to romance. But calmly addressing concerns could lead to meaningful changes that can clear a path for a more fulfilling partnership.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The bold Leo Sun shining in your 9th House of Adventure for the next month is bound to leave you itching for adventure. Are you ready for romance and fun this weekend? Well, you should be because they’re ready for you. The Moon fires into risk-taking Aries and your 5th House of Amour on Friday to ramp up your enthusiasm for pleasure and play. Getting attention comes easily, but be careful of what and who you attract. There’s so much fantasy in the air that your intentions may be misinterpreted and your judgment a little shaky. Let loose and have fun, but exercise enough moderation so you don’t have any regrets later on.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Venus moves into your 9th House of Big Ideas on Monday to encourage you to spread your wings and explore new romantic territory over the next three weeks. Reason and relationships may not go together very well this weekend. Sudden shifts of moods and fluctuating circumstances can alter your plans without any warning. Instead of fighting these tides of change, you’ll be happier by letting go now and going with the flow. Enjoy each moment without worrying about where it’s taking you. Living in the present may not be your usual mode of operation, but staying flexible and exercising your sense of humor are great ways to find pleasure under stormy conditions.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The powerful Aquarius Full Moon starts your week off with a bang. Your desire for freedom and hunger for new and different experiences might rattle a relationship or shake up the status quo. The Moon’s presence in independent Aries and your chatty 3rd House this weekend speeds up your thinking and is likely to reduce your patience. Anyone who attempts to coerce or control you could trigger a very strong reaction, so it’s best to back away from conflict unless you’re ready for a major showdown.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your tender heart is wide open to love this week starting when alluring Venus moves into your 7th House of Others on Monday and the Moon slips into your sweet sign on Wednesday. And your taste for romance can expand enormously when your imaginative planet Neptune opposes amorous Venus on Friday. Knowing who and what you want is great if you’re willing to fight for it. A passive approach is unlikely to work with Saturday’s intense opposition of combative Mars and passionate Pluto. Standing up for your truth while still honoring the feelings of others allows your heart to shine.

Daily Cosmic Calender for July 22nd

As indicated in yesterday’s calendar entry, the Moon in Capricorn is in void mode until 11:08AM PDT this morning when the lunar orb enters airy Aquarius. Nine minutes later (11:17AM PDT), the Full Moon occurs — energizing 0+ degrees of Leo and Aquarius. Because the Full Moon happens at the very beginning of these signs, there will be another Full Moon of Leo-Aquarius on August 20 at 29 degrees of these zodiacal signs.  Before this morning’s Full Moon clocks in, Mars jolts Jupiter by communing with this largest planet in our solar system at 6 degrees of Cancer (12:36AM PDT). Psychic storm warnings are posted all around as the combination of the red planet with the striped, giant planet can equate with a rising tide of emotional moodiness and reckless physical actions. Of course, it is still possible that Mars merging its energy-field with Jupiter can strengthen your courage, leadership skills and athleticism. You should also note that Venus enters earthy Virgo (5:42AM PDT) until August 16 while Ceres forms an off-kilter, 150-degree link to Chiron (5:38AM PDT) and the Sun switches allegiance from Cancer to Leo (8:57AM PDT). Thus, the cosmos is hopping and super-charged in the early going today.  Once the Full Moon is reaching its crescendo (11:17AM PDT), it is wise to meditate in individual or group formation — sending out your healing thoughts and prayers to humanity in need of enlightenment and the struggling kingdoms of nature. Think more about your higher destiny in this lifetime than on fulfilling trivial pursuits. Consider taking part in volunteer efforts in your community or global causes close to your heart and philosophy of life with the Moon now transiting service-oriented Aquarius.

Current Moon Phase for July 22 – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/100% Illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

The Witches Spell for July 22 – The One Shot Spell

The One Shot Spell

(Note: Do not use rum for this spell. As it is sacred to some of the Afro-Caribbean deities, using it as such may be offensive to Them).

Materials You Will Need:

1 shot of bodka, bourbon, gin or scotch

1 glass to hold the shot of alcohol

1 12oz. glass of water

Pour the shot of alcohol, then swirl it in the glass, saying:

(Name of target) you’ve become
(Name of target) you shall stay
And I’ve become the nemesis
Who will take your power away.

Take a sip from the glass, saying:

One sip and you feel weak,

Take another sip, saying:

Another makes you fall.

Then chug the rest of the shot and say:

As I toss back the rest of this
I own your power: All!

Now chase the shot with the full glass of water, drinking it down as quickly as possible. Then say:

In an hour’s time, I’ll piss you out
And you’ll be laid to waste,
Weak and lowly like the piss
And swimming in disgrace.
—Dorothy Morrison

Let's Talk Witch – Do You Have What it Takes To Cast A Curse?


Do You Have What It Takes To Curse?

Curses are not for the namby-pamby. Nor are they for fluffy bunnies or for those who insist that even the worst of horrors happen for a reason. They are for gutsy folks with the courage to do something about their situations when all other possibilities have been exhausted.

But just the same, curses aren’t to be taken lightly or flung about without due cause and serious thought. They’re not your normal type of magick and certainly not anything that should be performed as readily as a protection spell or a money spell. In fact, there’s good reason that they’re usually at the top of the magickal practitioner’s ten-foot-pole list. And contrary to popular belief, taking responsibility for your actions is the least of your worries.

To start with, cursing someone takes an inordinate amount of energy. Your energy. Energy that you’ve stored for other things, like the simple business of everyday living. And cursing someone effectively is going to wipe out all your reserves. But even if that weren’t the case, it’s important to remember that you’re going to be transferring the energy in the person on the other end of your magick. So, there’s a good chance that you’re inadvertently going to pick up some of that person’s energy along the way too. Do you really want that nasty stuff on you? Probably not.

Another thing is that the only substance that will fuel a curse properly is anger. Trying to fuel it with love or adding a *for the good of all concerned* codicil simply isn’t going to cut it. In order to even get the spell off the ground, you’re going to have to be so mad that you can’t see straight. So made that even strangling the person in question with your bare hands wouldn’t be enough to suit you. Yes, you’re going to have to be absolutely, uncontrollably, beyond the shadow of a doubt, livid pissed—more infuriated and enraged than you’ve ever been in your entire life and are ever likely to be again. And you need to know whether you’ve got what it takes to work yourself up into that sort of irrepressible hissy fit. What’s more, though, do you even want to?

Further, you’re also going to have to believe that you are unquestionably correct in the need to curse someone. Rationalization to suit your own purposes isn’t going to get it. You have to be right. You have to be sure. There isn’t any room for error or an after-the-fact “Oops…I was mistaken” when it comes to curses. The effects can be finite. What’s more, you can’t even begin to second guess yourself. Do you have that sort of resolve?

If none of this bothers you, and you’re absolutely certain of your position, then a curse is probably the way to go. And if not? Well, it’s best left alone.

Excerpts from:

Utterly Wicked
Curses, Hexes & Other Unsavory Notions
By Dorothy Morrison

The Witches Correspondence for Monday, July 22


The Witches Correspondence to July 22nd

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, Fluorites, 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.