Sssssssh! Don't tell Lady A, ok? ok! Skimmish, don't look!

I took a photo of her hand. She told me to erase it and of course, I sort of didn’t. Now remember when you look at this, the cougar has just put it’s paw in her hand. That is why blood is every where. Also if you are skimmish, I wouldn’t look either.

cougar familiar ceremony

Daily Feng Shui News for Sept 23 – 'Innergize Day'

Let’s all get energized on ‘Innergize Day.’ The fastest and most effective way to energize from the inside out is to practice deep breathing. This next exercise will not only energize you but you’ll also get a bit of cosmic assistance to take through your day. Called The Ferson Method, stand with your feet flat on the floor and your arms straight out from the shoulders with your hands turned slightly up to the sky. Breathing in through your nose, fill your belly with air. Exhale through your mouth as if you are whistling. Then say this: ‘Universal life force energy flows through me now. I feel it.’ Wait 15 seconds and do this again, and repeat for a total of four times. Then you’ll be filled with universal life force energy! It just doesn’t get any more ‘innergized’ than that.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Animal Spirit for September 23 is Hummingbird

Your Animal Spirit for Today
    September 23, 2013 

Hummingbird

Sorrow and worry have no place in your life today, as Hummingbird’s message is one of absolute joy. Hummer’s darting movements, flashes of brilliant reds and greens, and unmistakable whirr are all guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of even the most dour among us. If live has been difficult of late, know that joy is whirring your way.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Sept. 23 is The Open Door

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Open Door

The Open Door signifies the presence of new opportunities. However, to reap the benefits of these prospects you will have to move beyond where you are now–forsake the comforts and safety of your current life and head out in new directions. Moves like those symbolized by The Open Door require courage, because fresh opportunities signify the chance of gain, but do not guarantee they will be realized. Regardless of the benefits that may be reaped, with the transitions like those required to explore these new found opportunities, something is always lost. Before launching on a voyage down new paths it is a good idea to objectively assess your current state of being and decide whether what you have now is worth jeopardizing.

As a daily card, The Open Door indicates a time that is primed for you to pursue new goals and dreams. For you opportunity exists, but there are no assurances that they will lead to a richer life. Weigh your current circumstances carefully, and if you feel there is a more fulfilling path for you, then this is the moment for you to begin your walk down that path–the moment for you to walk through The Open Door before you.

Today's Tarot for Sept. 23 is The Hierophant

The Hierophant

Monday, Sep 23rd, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditionally known as the Hierophant, this card refers to a Master and the learning of practical lessons from the study of Natural Law. This energy of this card points to some agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the moon and tides, the links between human beings and the heavens.

Because monasteries were the only places a person could learn to read and write in the middle ages, a Hierophant was one to whom a student would petition for entry. He was the one to set the curriculum for the neophyte’s course of study.

Often pictured with the right hand raised in blessing, the Hierophant is linked with the ancient lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, the one who passes on the teachings. All shamans of any tradition draw upon this archetype.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, Sept. 23

We may want to slow down the pace of life today so we can engage our senses more directly, rather than just rushing headlong into the next activity. It’s time to stop and smell the flowers now that the tactile Taurus Moon draws our attention toward physical experiences. Unfortunately, we could easily overindulge since excessive Jupiter is currently in the mix. However, throwing caution to the wind complicates emotional dynamics later in the day.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Handling unfinished financial business makes sense with the Moon’s presence in your 2nd House of Money today, but you could mistakenly put effort into an unnecessary task if you don’t set clear priorities first. Establishing what is most important can turn a frustrating day into one of accomplishment. Concentrate on finishing one meaningful project instead of wasting your time on several things that won’t really matter in the long run.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You are wearing your heart on your sleeve for everyone to see today, even if you don’t want to share your emotions. Your reactions are more transparent to others now that the Moon is back in your 1st House of Appearances. However, your friends and associates might not fully understand your inner process, especially if things are more complicated than you wish. Although tempting, it’s not wise to leave out significant details just because it’s convenient in the moment.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You seem to be as steady as a rock today, but your stability may be a result of withholding something that you aren’t ready to reveal. Normally, you’re eager to blurt out your thoughts but you’re likely to remain quiet now. Wait until you’re clear about your feelings; develop your ideas for another couple of days before divulging your plans. Fine tuning your strategy improves your chances for success.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

It’s likely that your ideas will continue to take shape over the next couple of days until a concrete plan materializes from the clouds of your imagination. Ironically, the Moon’s current visit to your 11th House of Dreams and Wishes can solidify your plans as you put the pieces of your life together in a practical way, rather than just entertaining idle fantasies. Don’t be overly concerned if you can’t yet figure out how to reach your goals; somehow, all the pieces will fall into place just in time.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You aren’t interested in carefully tip-toeing around the truth today. If you see a direct path to your desired destination, you will likely do nearly anything to get there in a speedy manner. Unfortunately, other people may not be so quick to jump on board, requiring you to slow down to explain your plan point by point. Don’t automatically trust a new partnership now because it might be smarter to work by yourself for a while longer. Sometimes the only person you can really count on is yourself.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You’re quite comfortable sharing your thoughts now that the Moon is in your 9th House of Big Ideas because it’s easier to talk about the future possibilities rather than the present moment. Stay focused on the horizon; discussing your plans in vague generalities is more productive today than trying to guess what’s missing. You can always fill in the details later when you have more of the specifics at your disposal.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Untangling all the mixed signals may be challenging today, especially if you want to take the course of least resistance. Although you have common sense working in your favor now, you still could be overly serious about the current situation. Your need to be practical conflicts with an irrepressible yet irrational optimism, prompting you to quickly move past your concerns so you can truly enjoy the good times ahead. Concentrate on the present moment and take one step at a time.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You want to sink deeper into your subconscious as you explore the current possibilities in your life. But you might run into resistance if you expect a close friend to participate with you on your metaphysical journey. Others may express their willingness to join you, only to withdraw before the energy becomes too intense. Don’t worry; you’re better off traveling in these imaginative realms by yourself, anyway. Your friends will just have to wait to hear about your amazing adventures when you return.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The Moon’s visit to your 6th House of Routine brings opportunities to think about your physical well-being and encourages you to do something proactive to improve your health. Making small improvements to your diet or exercise program can have positive consequences now as long as you don’t alter too much too fast. Small steps that lead to enduring change are more useful than grandiose gestures that only last a day or two. Taking care of your body ensures that you’ll have the energy later on when you want it.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are riding a highly creative wave as the emotional Moon washes through your 5th House of Self-Expression. Fortunately, the dependable Taurus Moon enables you to set a sustainable pace in the morning and then stick with it until you finish your chores. Thankfully, you should have time for play, too, making this a relatively pleasant day. Nevertheless, expansive Jupiter tempts you to take on more than you can complete, so don’t say yes unless you really mean it.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are likely to receive much-needed support from family members and close friends now that the Moon is hanging out in your 4th House of Roots. Although you appreciate their warm generosity, the assistance might not be what you need — even if others mean well. If you feel smothered by someone meddling in your affairs, express your concerns as kindly as possible. Count your blessings; there’s no reason to make your life more complicated by offending your allies. You’re lucky to have people in your life who care.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may be swept right off your feet by other people’s agendas today because you think they need your help. Unfortunately, you could end up feeling like your assistance wasn’t very useful at all. Additionally, your own work could remain neglected. However, if you establish clear boundaries so you can fulfill your responsibilities early in the day, you’ll feel eager about jumping in to support someone else.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of Sept. 23rd

Romantic matters may run from hot to cold this week, thanks to two very different cycles at play. First, Venus will be at a gorgeous trine to Jupiter on Thursday, allowing love to flow in the most open, sensitive way. Flattery and lavish gifts might be par for the course! If you’re planning to wine and dine anyone, Thursday will certainly be the day to do it! By the weekend, however, love becomes rocky as Venus and Mars lock horns in a testy square. Pride and power struggles take over and sweet sentiments might be lost amidst a clash of egos. Pick your battles and remember: Every rose has its thorn.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might work so hard talking up your lover to relatives this week that you fail to take an honest look at any holes in your relationship. On Thursday, you’ll certainly see the best in your mate. You might even talk about sharing household expenses or purchasing a home together down the road if you don’t already live together. On Saturday, however, all of your idealism may go out the window when you’re likely to become frustrated with the way in which your lover handles finances. There could be a stalemate.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

With Venus in your 7th House of Intimate Partnerships until October 7, you have a special focus on love that will attract greater harmony and personal happiness. You’ll notice this trend on Thursday, when Venus will embrace Jupiter, the planet of abundance, now in your 3rd House of Communication. Expressing your love and devotion to someone close has never been easier. Remember your heartfelt words, however, because by Saturday you might experience a test. Venus will rub elbows with Mars in your 4th House of Home and Family Life. A domestic squabble may put a damper on romance.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

This week you may find it easy to wear your heart on your sleeve. The Moon will be in Gemini and your 1st House of Identity on Tuesday and Wednesday. This cosmic lineup will allow you to express emotions easily — which may bring a welcome change of pace to your usual style of logic first. On Thursday, Venus will be at a brilliant trine to Jupiter, helping to weave a magnetic spell between you and someone at the office. Will you succumb? Or will you try to ignore those butterflies in your stomach?

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Romance seems to flow effortlessly for you these days. With Venus in your 5th House of True Love until October 7, you certainly have an edge when it comes to attracting someone your way. On Thursday, you may feel as if you’ve won the cosmic jackpot of love. Venus will be at a perfect trine to Jupiter, now in your sign. Delicious, sentimental, emotionally available amour will be yours for the taking. Whipped cream optional. On Saturday, however, a wrinkle in your romantic bliss might come up if you lose sight of a financial obligation in order to spend big and impress your lover. Think twice.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

With Venus in your 4th House of Home and Family Life, you’re more interested in making sure your lover fits in with your security needs these days. This might mean nesting at home together quietly, or it might have more to do with testing the waters to ensure that your sweetheart fits in with your clan. If he or she does, you’ll be golden; but if there’s any conflict, you might feel stuck in the middle. Ask yourself: Who defines your true state of security? Regardless of your relationship status, that power should belong to no one else but you.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Whether you’re single or attached, your social life may be the key to romantic happiness this week. On Thursday, Venus, in your 3rd House of Communication, will be at a perfect trine to Jupiter, in your 11th House of Social Networking. You might enjoy a group activity, party or other event with your lover. You may also join a few friends at a social gathering and meet someone who stimulates your mind and heart! On Saturday, remain cautious with the words you choose. An acerbic remark to someone close might sting far more than intended.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your self-worth is tied to partnership under ordinary circumstances, but this week you may feel as if this is especially true. On Saturday, Venus, now in your 2nd House of Possessions, will be at a tense square to Mars, the ruler of your partnership sector. You might feel as if your partner doesn’t value you as much as they should, and if so this might lead to an angry confrontation. Alternatively, you may try to sweep your feelings under the rug in an attempt to avoid conflict. That approach will only backfire.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

With Venus still moving through your 1st House of Self until October 7, you’ll continue to enjoy a certain kind of sex appeal. On Thursday, you may find that you attract someone your way who is from a background quite unlike your own. This may be cultural, religious or educational. Regardless, you’ll feel enamored because of the differences. On Saturday, as Venus squares off with Mars, you might feel frustrated over having to choose between having fun versus taking care of a professional obligation. Do the right thing.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

This will be an ideal week to carve out time for yourself in order to consider a decision in your personal life. On Thursday, Venus, now in your 12th House of Privacy, will be at a perfect angle to Jupiter, your ruler. You’ll find a way to untangle romantic knots before you get caught up in them. Will you take your own advice? The test will be on Saturday, as Venus and Mars square off. Don’t be your own worst enemy when it comes to love. If things get sticky, hold on to your moral high ground.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The week may start out looking bright when it comes to blending your social and romantic life. However, you’ll want to remain cautious by the weekend. On Thursday, Venus and Jupiter will be at a friendly angle, allowing your partner to be generous and gracious in the company of your pals. On Saturday, though, there will be a swift change as Venus squares off with Mars in your 8th House of Shared Resources. A friend might overstep his or her boundaries and meddle in your finances. Your partner will not be pleased.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

This week — especially on Tuesday and Wednesday — your emotional focus will certainly be on romance. That’s because the Moon will be in your 5th House of True Love, encouraging you to seek pleasure and joy with someone special. But things may get dicey on Saturday if you’re in a relationship. You’ll want to impress the boss with your work on a project, so you might decide to bring work home for the weekend. Instead of receiving support from your mate, however, you’re more likely to get an attitude.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

On Thursday, you and your lover may decide to book that exotic vacation you’ve been talking about taking together. There will be plenty of romantic energy and wanderlust in the air for you, thanks to the Moon moving through your 5th House from Thursday afternoon through Saturday. In addition, Venus — now in your 9th House of Long Distance Travel — will be at a magnificent trine to Jupiter, now in your 5th House of True Love. Don’t allow a hiccup with your work schedule dampen your mood on Saturday. Make plans — and stick with them!

Calendar of the Moon for September 23

Calendar of the Moon

Grapevine Month

Colors: Blue and Purple
Element: Water
Altar: Upon cloth of blue and purple set a great pitcher of wine with many cups, four purple candles, and many wreaths of grapevine and baskets of grapes.
Offerings:
Daily Meal: Vegetarian, with wine or grape juice to drink, and of course grapes.

Muin Invocation

Call: Hail the Month of the Grapevine!
Response: Hail the Month of the Vine-Gods!
Call: Hail the month when sour turns to sweet!
Response: Hail the month when labor comes ripe!
Call: Hail the month when our hands come together,
Response: Hail the month when the cup is passed!
Call: This is the time of bonding,
Response: When the fruits of the harvest lay within our grasp.
Call: This is the call of Joy and Merriment,
Response: This is the time of coming together.
Call: For though we may have forgotten laughter beneath our burdens,
Response: Laughter comes for us at last.
Call: And yet we begin to see the year passing to its end,
Response: And our laughter is the light passing into the dark.
Call: May we go to into the dark like the Children of Dionysos,
Response: Embracing the cycle with open arms!
Call: Like the grapevine, we are givers of ecstasy.
Response: Like the grapevine, we are givers of dream.
Call: Like vines, we yield up our fruit.
Response: Like vines, we yield up for the good of all.
Call: Like vines, we twine towards the Light.
Response: Like vines, we twine towards the Spirit.
Call: We hold the line, we keep the Mysteries true,
Response: We hold the line, we keep the Mysteries true,
Call: I am the vine; the branches, you and you.
Response: I am the vine; the branches, you and you.

Chant:
Taste Joy in the Day
Take Joy in the Night
Touch Joy in your face turned
To the fading light
Ay ay ay ay-yi-hey.

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for September 23

Calendar of the Sun

23 Halegmonath

Day of the Scales: Beginning of Libra
Colors: Pink, rose, white, and pastels
Element: Air
Altar: Drape with cloth in the day’s colors, and set with flowers, a crystal goblet of white wine, incense, feathers from any bird, a set of scales, a sword, and a pile of law books.
Offerings: Flowers. Anything beautiful or artistic. Beautify an area. Do something that is fair and just. Offer yourself for mediation for others.
Daily Meal: Sweet things, such as pastry, cakes, fruit, and other sweet desserts. The meals should be arranged aesthetically attractively.

Invocation to Libra

There are two sides to every scale,
The side of beauty and what is loved,
The side of fairness and what is just,
And it is a life’s work
To bring the two together.
You whose gift is Balance,
Bless us with harmony in every debate,
And help us see our views
Through the eyes of others.
By the power of all that bonds together,
You challenge us
To listen as much as we speak,
To speak as much as we listen,
To go back and forth in the dance of I and Thou.
May we all go forth in equality.

(Instead of a chant, all sing the song “Crane Dance”. One person who has been chosen to work the ritual goes among them, dispersing the flowers, and afterwards all will disperse the flowers about the house, so that they may be seen anywhere they walk.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for Sept. 23: Waning GIbbous

Gibbous Moon

(waning /70% illumination)

This is a tremendous time of transmutation. All of the prior elements are coming together for a final burst of creative output. You have seen a clear view of your own needs and the posture of significant others. Now the accumulation of that input is leading to a deep, core change within you. In this phase, you will naturally be inclined to seek higher guidance so that you can emerge from this transformation successfully. The Disseminting Moon favors sharing what you have learned (and are learning) with others.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, September 23

As indicated toward the close of yesterday’s calendar entry, the Moon in Taurus begins a 24+ hour void cycle as it makes a supportive, 60-degree rapport with fortune-hunter Jupiter (12:14AM). Just before this alignment is exact, insights should be written down or recorded as they may lead to various pots of gold in your future.  You may remember — from ancient Roman mythology — that Jupiter became the King of the Gods after the previous ruler, Saturn, was overthrown. Jupiter — among his many attributes — had the ability of foresight, to see the future ahead of time. However, with the discovery of the three outer planets, many asteroids and Chiron, Jupiter is not always recognized by students of astrology as a provider of precognitive dreams and visions.  Nonetheless, the shadow side of this morning’s Moon-Jupiter rapport is that it also starts a long void-of-course Moon cycle that lasts until tomorrow morning at 12:35AM when the Moon enters airy, flexible and yet also dualistic Gemini. Keep your distance from emotional volatility and anyone who you deem is temperamental as the Moon parallels Mars (8:02AM).  Start gearing up for another celestial station early tomorrow when it is Juno’s turn to switch from reverse to direct in Aquarius (exactly at 12:18AM on Tuesday). Juno is strongly associated with emotional empowerment or dis-empowerment in primary partnerships as well as marriage bonds, peace, diplomacy, fairness under the law, fashion, style, elegance, beauty, but also rage by the small and weakened individuals who have been oppressed by large-scale forces arrayed against them.  Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.

Good Monday Morning WOTC!

Days Of The Week Comments
Today is going to be a little different, needless to say! We are totally unprepared (unlike if Lady Abyss was here).  Lady A is currently nursing her hand again, the damn dummy! And I am not doing a thing behind her back because after she gets a fox loaded up, she will read all of this. As you all know Lady A can charm animals. We have had a pack of coyote dogs running the place. These dogs are very dangerous, they will even attack humans. They have been killing all our outside animals that just wander the property. Lady A got wind of a local cougar being near, she summoned it to do her bidding. You and I both know what that was. Well come to find out this cougar is a female and she is pregnant. Lady A decides she wants her to stay here where it is safe.

During our Mabon celebration, she took the cougar as a familiar. Apparently the cougar wanted to take her as its’ witch also. To make a long story short, Lady A sit down in front of the cougar and held out her hand. The cougar took its paw and cut Lady A’s hand. It cut it from one end to the other. We started to rush to her aid but she motioned for us to stop. She then picked up the cougar’s paw and placed it in her bloody hand, covering the paw in her blood. The cougar laid down like a cat and started licking the blood. You could see an immediate transformation come over that cougar. It rolled over on it’s belly for her to rub, it got up and give her the biggest, nastiest lick you have ever seen in your life. Both of them are now bonded. The cougar has it’s own enclosure. It comes and goes as it wishes and most important we are no longer scared to death of it.  Mind you, we keep our distance but we aren’t scared to death of it.

Lady A should have went and got stitches but she reminded us that her fore-mothers didn’t go and get stitches when they made familiars. So we let her be.  But she is off the computer keyboard for a change and it’s me again! Aren’t you so lucky, lmao!

Have a very Blessed Monday,

Mystie

I am curious how long it will take for Razzy (the bobcat) to get pissed and get into it with the cougar???

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