Herb Jar to Enhance Your Energy and Power

Herb Jar to Enhance Your Energy and Power

 

Fill a jar with the following herbs:

Cinnamon (for dream Magick)

Nutmeg (for good luck)

Allspice (for healing)

Ginger (for lunar magick)

Basil (for protection)

Fennel seeds (for spiritual healing)

Garlic (for spiritual purification)

Marjoram (for protection)

Sage (for spiritual purification)

Cloves (for protection)

Mustard seed (for protection)

Before you do any scrying or any kind of psychic or magic work, inhale the scent deeply, and shake the jar gently.

Spell to Gain Energy

Spell to Gain Energy

 

You need:

bright red or orange candle
spicy incense
glass of clear pure cold water
bowl of sea salt
 

If is sunny out you may want to start the spell by going outside for a few minutes and breathing in some fresh air. Sit in front of the candle and say:

Give me energy to happily complete the task I have been given to do. I will feel better for having done it. The completion of the task will be my reward.

Sprinkle the sea salt around the candle and say:

Give me strength, O sacred Earth.

Pass your hand near the candle and say:

Give me strength, O sacred Fire.

Pass your hand through the smoke of the incense and say:

Give me strength, O sacred Air.

Drink the water down and say:

Give me strength O sacred water.

Now immediately get up and go do your task.

Peaceful Sleep Spell

Peaceful Sleep Spell

 

You Will Need:

  • 10 Cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 15 cloves
  • 1/2oz peppermint
  • 1/2 oz rosemary
  • dried peel of 1 lemon
  • White candle
  • Pink Candle
  • 4 small bags

 

The Spell

Cast your circle. Light a white and pink candle, place them on your altar or work area. Crush the cloves, cardamom and salt to a fine powder. Blend with the herbs and put in bags. As you are making the bags concentrate on peaceful memories and beautiful thoughts. Seal the bags. Close your circle.

Hang the bags at the corners of your bed. As you hang each bag, say:

Sleep be with me

Peaceful sleep,

Restful sleep

Let my mind be eased

Let my body be calmed

Wings of darkness,

Let the sight of night and dream

Be clear, be quiet,

Let my troubles drift away and let me dream.

Stop Nightmares Spell

Stop Nightmares Spell

Items You Will Need:

  • scarf (white or cream colors work best)
  • 4 cloves
  • pinch of basil
  • pinch of ground sage
  • lavender or vanilla oil (whatever you find more soothing)
  • black marker
  • white ribbon

The Spell

Lay the scarf out. You will be putting spices into it.  Place the spices (ground sage, 4 cloves, basil) into the scarf and add 2 drops of oil.  Gather the scarf at the top (like a moneybag) and tie it with the ribbon.  On the outside of the scarf draw the nightmare that plagues you (e.g. spiders, falling, whatever).  Place the scarf under your pillow and sleep with it there.

 

The Witches Spell for August 9th: Spell to Rekindle Love

 

The Witches Spell for August 9th

Spell to Rekindle Love

You will need:

A white birthday candle

One white or silver 8-inch taper candle

Jasmine oil

White parchment paper

A small jar

Silver cord

Begin by chipping the wax away at the bottom of the candle so you have two wicks. Next, carve two stars onto one side of the candle. Carve your initials into one star and the initials of your loved one on the other star. Anoint the candle with the jasmine oil as you chant:

“As the stars doth rise above, I beckon forth the return of love.”

Lay the candle aside and write the name of your loved on the parchment paper. Place the jar on top of the paper. Light the birthday candle and drip the wax from it onto the top of the jar, and then affix the silver candle to the top of the jar so that it will permit it to burn from both ends. When the candle is solidly attached, light both ends as you chant:

“Dark starry night, and candle light,
End forever this loveless plight.
Bring back my lover to me,
For this I will,
So Mote It Be!”

Stay with the candle until it burns out. Tie up the parchment paper into a small packet and place under your pillow. Keep it there until your loved one returns.

Let's Talk Witch – The Magick Within You

Let’s Talk Witch

The Magick Within You

In order to use your magic you must be able to meditate and concentrate. You must be able to visualize the magic; see what you want to have happen, happen in your mind. With your concentration, you will be able build a huge amount of energy that you can use for your magic.

Once there is enough energy build up, direct it to the place you want it to go. History says that Wiccans used to make use of “athame” a special ritual knife for directing their magic. If you don’t have an athame, you can use your finger. Remember, the magic is in you, not the tools that you use.

Also keep in mind, never use magic to hurt people, though you could be kidding about turning them into frogs (you wish you could!), but the psychology of the person you teased can really be disturbed. Hence use your finger for the good of people, never point at someone even if you’ve got something uncommon going on.

The change that magic can bring about is not something a person can easily understand. You have so much power within you and with that power you can do so much. Some of us decide to unleash our powers while others, because of lack of proper advice, because of rumours stay back and watch their lives go on without any change…

As a Wiccan, you must follow ethical codes. You should only use your magic for betterment and never to hurt. You must remember this always. The power of magic is so immense, so great that if you master it, people will feel it. Whether they’re close to you or not, they will feel you and your powers.

Try doing this, if you throw a stone in the water, you will see ripples moving away from the centre of where you threw the stone. Now the stone is your magic, you are the centre and the ripples are your energy and power. Imagine your energy moving away from you and as they move out, the affect everything that the come across. You have it in you to change the lives of people.

You do create the magic and restore the health and happiness of people you care for or those who seek you to help them. Like in Spiderman, I’d like to quote that “with great power, comes great responsibility”; the responsibility to adhere to your ethics, towards mankind, animals, the Earth and yourself.

Energy Healing, Herbal Magic & Protection Charms – A Wiccan Practical Guide (The Practical Wicca series) Audrin, Alice F.

Magickal Correspondence for Friday, August 9th

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Magickal Correspondence for Friday, August 9th

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

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

The Witches Almanac for Friday, August 9th

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The Witches Almanac for Friday, August 9th

Friday (Venus): Love, friendship, reconciliation and beauty.

Nagasaki Peace Ceremony

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Moon Phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Virgo

Virgo: Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules.

Incense: Cypress

Color: Pink

A Pledge to Pagan Spirituality


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A Pledge to Pagan Spirituality

I am a Pagan and I dedicate myself to channeling the Spiritual Energy of my Inner Self to help and to heal myself and others. I know that I am part of the Whole of Nature. May I grow in understanding of the Unity of all Nature. May I always walk in Balance.

May I always be mindful of the diversity of Nature as well as its Unity and may I always be tolerant of those whose race, appearance, sex, sexual preference, culture, and other ways differ from my own.

May I use the Force (psychic power) wisely and never use it for aggression nor for malevolent purposes. May I never direct it to curtail the free will of another.

May I always be mindful that I create my own reality and that I have the power within me to create positively in my life.

May I always act in honorable ways: being honest with myself and others, keeping my word whenever I have given it, fulfilling all responsibilities and commitments I have taken on to the best of my ability.

May I always remember that whatever is sent out always returns magnified to the sender. May the Forces of Karma move swiftly to remind me of my spiritual commitments when I have begun to falter from them, and may I use this Karmic feedback to help myself grow and be more attuned to my Inner Pagan Spirit.

May I always remain strong and committed to my Spiritual ideals in the face of adversity and negativity. May the Force of my Inner Spirit ground out all malevolence directed my way and transform it into positively. May my Inner Light shine so strongly that malevolent forces cannot even approach my sphere of existence.

May I always grow in Inner Wisdom and Understanding. May I see every problem that I face as an opportunity to develop myself spiritually in solving it.

May I always act out of Love to all other beings on this Planet – to other humans, to plants, to animals, to minerals, to elementals, to spirits, and to other entities.

May I always be mindful that the Goddess and God in all their forms dwell within me and that this divinity is reflected through my own Inner self, my Pagan Spirit.

May I always channel Love and Light from my being. May my Inner Spirit, rather than my ego self, guide all my thoughts, feelings, and actions.

SO MOTE IT BE!

Daily Feng Shui News for Aug. 9th – 'Book Lover's Day'

On this ‘Book Lover’s Day’ I thought I might share an ancient and intuitive technique for using a book to answer any of life’s concerning questions. A South American shaman once showed me how to employ these energies in my own life, so now I’d like to take a page out of that book and share this technique with you. Whenever you have a pressing personal or professional question that you just cannot seem to find a solution to, you should first grab the first book that you see. Then sit quietly in a chair with your feet planted firmly on the ground and your back straight. Keeping the book on your lap, place your left hand atop the cover and silently ask your question. Wait a few minutes and then open the book to any page. Write down the very first sentences that you see. Those sentences will have the answer to your question contained within them. This technique has always worked well for me, especially whenever I’m moving into new chapters of my life. I hope it offers a wonderful reading experience for you too.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Animal Spirit for August 9th is Black Swan

Your Animal Spirit for Today
August 9, 2013

Black Swan

Wherever the Black Swan appears in your reading you can expect unexpected and unpredictable events to majorly impact your life in that aspect.  Beyond noting that the influences Black Swan indicates will be extraordinarily large in scope, it may be difficult to tell if the fortune it foretells will be good or bad.  Black Swan affected events may begin so subtly that they are very difficult to identify.  When trying to discover what the Black Swan portends for you, look for events that do not occur in your life regularly or at all.

Today's Tarot Card for August 9th is The Fool

The Fool

Friday, Aug 9th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of an “innocent Fool” archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.

In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise — that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.

Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.

For August 9th – Your Daily Horoscopes

Critical analysis empowers us to make better decisions now that the Moon is in exacting Virgo. We want to filter out feelings that are no longer useful but sweet Venus aligns with extravagant Jupiter today, nearly overwhelming us with our desires. Instead of allowing our emotions to carry us along, we may choose to limit them. Even if we restrain ourselves, we should remember that attractions are not always as neat and tidy as we might wish.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your drive for independence often prompts you to take extreme action. However, you may be gathering more information now in order to balance other people’s needs with your own. Fortunately, acknowledging everyone’s boundaries will allow you to express yourself more freely. Respecting the wishes of your friends and acquaintances today is the wisest way to build a strong foundation in a new relationship.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

A roller coaster romance doesn’t sound so exciting today; neither does a get-rich-quick scheme that might turn out to be an expensive distraction. Although you like being entertained by your fantasies, you’re more interested in creating stability now than having fun. Thankfully, keeping your dreams separate from reality allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Decisions concerning your home and family won’t come easily today, yet your choices are not as critical as they may seem. Part of the current problem stems from being caught in the middle of an unsolvable dilemma. However, once you accept the notion that resolution is not on the horizon now, you are freed from having to take any action at all. Wait and see what happens before you make your next move.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You can accomplish more than you expect today by micromanaging your calendar. The trick is you must execute your plan exactly as imagined. Unfortunately, if you stuff too many commitments into your tight schedule, it will only take one late appointment to mess up your whole day. It’s best to give yourself some wiggle room in advance to allow for circumstances that are beyond your control. Exercising self-restraint works to your advantage now.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It’s a perfect day to sit down and make a list of everything you do well. Consider this little exercise as a way of taking a personal inventory. But be completely honest and include those things about yourself you would like to improve as well. However, there is no reason to be extreme in your judgment about your shortcomings. You don’t need to make major changes now; instead play up your strengths rather than focusing on your liabilities.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your moods change dramatically throughout the day as you alternate between feeling positive about your goals and also struggling with your self-esteem. Since you’re often self-critical, it may seem awkward to go easy on yourself now. Even if you believe you’re doing fine, you still might bump into your inadequacies as if they belong to someone else. No matter who you are judging, continue to aspire toward greater acceptance. A compassionate heart creates the necessary space for positive change.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may be captivated by your imagination today and there’s little you can do to escape the spell. But don’t worry if you get lost in your dreams since they can be a very powerful source of inspiration. However, the more you attempt to cling to reality, the more annoyed you become with yourself now. Watching your fantasies unfold as if you are an unattached observer empowers you to learn how to use them to your benefit.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It may feel as if your friends are being overly critical of you today, but your extreme reactions are probably connected to your current sensitivity. You might believe that growing thicker skin would help, but there is a dangerous price to pay for wearing a tough exterior. It’s better to receive kind feedback from a supportive ally now than it is to get a much harsher assessment from someone else later on. Listen with an open mind and graciously accept the message as a gesture of genuine concern.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might want to escape to a secluded tropical island now because there are too many details demanding your attention at work. You would rather leave this kind of micromanaging to someone else, but this is one of those times when you really need to knuckle down and do whatever is expected of you. Don’t waste energy complaining about your fate; whistle while you work and see who joins in.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Steady reassurance from others lifts your spirits through a difficult time. Although you would love to offer your support in return, chances are that your involvement won’t come without a cost. However, you must receive the bad news along with the good. Taking a bitter pill might be just the medicine you need to see things from a fresh perspective. A change in your attitude can greatly improve the relationship dynamics.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Sometimes you choose to avoid intense emotional interactions because you are not as comfortable navigating the illogical realms as the rational ones. However, you’re intrigued now by digging into repressed feelings with someone you trust, for there is useful information just beneath the threshold of your perceptions. Go slowly as you explore the shadows of your life since there are crucial lessons to learn on this spiritual journey.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

It’s no laughing matter when someone criticizes you in a way that hurts your feelings. However, the current feedback may not be as intentionally mean as it seems. It isn’t always easy to hear the truth, especially when it’s stated so matter-of-factly. Instead of focusing only on the negative, reframe it in a way that gives you somewhere positive to go. There are almost always silver linings in the dark clouds if you look hard enough to find them.

For The Weekend of Aug. 9th – 11th, Your Love Horoscopes

Weekend Love Horoscopes

August 9-11: Relationship Rehab

Maria DeSimone   Maria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

Expect a few tests this weekend in the romance department, thanks to several grouchy aspects the Moon in partnership oriented Libra will make to other planets. The good news is that you’ll focus on your relationship with your significant other because Libra is the quintessential “we” sign. The bad news is that tense aspects connected to the Moon this weekend will make careful mediation necessary in order to avoid trouble in paradise.

Saturday will be beautiful, however — especially before the evening. The Moon will connect perfectly to Mercury, allowing an easy flow of conversation with your mate. You’ll both feel comfortable speaking from the heart and your emotions will be expressed in a way that your partner is receptive to hearing.

Don’t think you got away clean, however, because late Saturday night into Sunday evening the Moon will square Pluto, oppose Uranus and square Mars, which will be anything but easy. Lover’s quarrel, anyone? A tense square between Mercury and Saturn on Sunday fortifies the idea that compromise will be difficult … but necessary.

* Your Weekend Love Horoscope is now written by counseling Astrologer Maria DeSimone, who knows love, dating and relationships better than anyone. Maria tracks the planets so you can make the right romantic moves every weekend!