Magick Is Not To Be used To Gain Power Over Others

MAGIC IS NOT TO BE USED TO GAIN POWER OVER OTHERS.  

 
Magic is a technique used in developing your own    ‘power from within.’ Spells  that are directed at gaining power over others weaken the ‘power from  within.’ Aside from the damage done to oneself, it is important for  another reason. Many people who do not understand the laws of magic  are afraid of being attacked magically and are given to paranoia.
The  witch’s main stock-in-trade used to be removing a competitor’s hexes  
and preparing charms to protect their clients. While true psychic  
attacks are EXTREMELY RARE, a person’s guilt makes up for any lack,  
and after using ‘forbidden’ help, their paranoia leads them to seek  
protection from the same person they just turned to in desperation.  
Do yourself a favor, and resist the temptation to ‘help’ these types.  
Most magical formularies consist of formulae gathered and tested by  
witches as well as many charms to protect the common man from those  
same witches who sold them their charms. 

 

 

 

 

Think Before You Cast

Think before you cast

HOW TO CAST A SPELL
To cast a sepll you have to follow the basic ritual structure.
Preparing the Altar.(nothing too elaborate, just a few of your favorite tools). Lighting the    candles.
Cleansing the area.
Casting the circle.
Invoking the elements.
Invoking the Deities.
Stating the Purpose of the ritual.
Magickal workings or devotions.
Raising the Energy. Releasing the Energy.
Grounding.
Thanking the Deities.
Thanking the elements.
Closing(or sometimes called opening) the circle.
Cakes and ale.
At the magick working section, you have to use your spell. In this spell you have to use the    correspondences to make a good ritual. You have to use the correct herbs, essential oils, foods, trees, flowers, crystals, colours, days, time, planetary    hour, zodiac hour. Look along them to see which fits in to what you want, let’s say protection:
Herbs – These can be used in a spell around a candle and then put in a silk bag (of appropriate colour)    and carried around as a charm bag. They add energy to the spell.
Essential Oils – These can be annointed on the candle or charm bag, made later
Foods – These can be eaten after the ritual, and for a week after, or until you don’t need the    spell anymore, to help you feel more protected.
Trees – These can be used in a wand, or in a talisman, as a writing tablet, where you inscribe symbols,    numbers and words. They can also be placed into the charm bag.
Flowers – These can be planted around your house and picked for the spell. The flowers will also act as    a protective barrier and as a home for fae, who will help too.
Crystals – These can be used in the spell and afterwards placed in the charm bag. You can make    protective patterns from many crystals and that will help protect too.
Days, Times, Planetary Hours, Zodiac Hours – These are used for the right moon phase, sun phase, zodiac    house etc. to help achieve the goal. When used in conjunction, all in the right way, there is a particular influece in that time which will help the spell    to travel, and for you to concentrate.

A Little Humor for Your Day – Ten Top Reasons Computers Are Male

Ten Top Reasons Computers Are Male

10. They have a lot of data but are still clueless.
9. A better model is always just around the corner.
8. They look nice and shiny, until you bring them home.
7. It is always necessary to have a backup.
6. They’ll do whatever you say, if you push the right buttons.
5. The best part of having either one is the games you can play.
4. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
3. The lights are on but nobody’s home.
2. Big power surges knock them out for the night.
1. Size does matter.

Funny Humor

Fall Feng Shui Tips

Fall Feng Shui Tips

Find balance in your life with the changing seasons

Stephanie Dempsey   Stephanie Dempsey on the topics of insight, feng shui, fall
The fall season beckons us to slow down and enjoy the fruits of our labor. The days are getting shorter and the nights longer, prompting everyone to strike a better balance between their public and private lives. If you feel like one aspect of your life is consuming too much time and attention, this is an opportune time to make some Feng Shui adjustments to your home. Here are a few suggestions that can help you find time for friends and family while keeping busy with work.
Flower power
Nothing says autumn like the burnished colors of chrysanthemums, marigolds and nasturtiums. Display pots of these flowers wherever you tend to feel stressed or overburdened. Glimpsing their russet, gold and orange hues will be like rubbing soothing salve over sunburned skin.
Dim the lights
Change bright light bulbs for ones with lower wattage. It is easier to be active in summer because there is increased sunlight. Now that autumn is here, you need to bring things down a notch. Soft lighting will help you slow down and enjoy simpler pleasures, like a solitary cup of tea in the morning or soothing music in the evening.
Go with the flow
Adding a fountain to your favorite room in the house will help you make an easy transition from work to home. The sound of flowing water can quiet nagging doubts and fears that plague you during working hours.
Streamline your social life
If you feel like your social life is depleting your energy, update your address book. If it’s hopelessly cluttered, invest in an attractive new one. The act of entering people’s contact information into the new address book will make you more aware of the friends you truly treasure, versus the people you merely tolerate.
Get moving
If you’re having a hard time downshifting into autumn, reposition 27 items in your home. Why 27? Nine is considered the number of longevity in Feng Shui, and multiplying it by three, the number of growth, will invite a continuous string of auspicious changes into your life.
Stay focused
Do you have a hard time putting work aside, even after you come home? Hang a shelf bracket in the far left corner of your bedroom, and then place a beautiful vase or sculpture on it. This will help you lift your thoughts to a higher plane.
Picture this
Sometimes a desire to get ahead at work can cause you to neglect the people and things you love most. Displaying a recent photo of your loved ones on the far right corner of your desk can help you to strike a better balance between work and home.
Create boundaries
If you have no choice but to keep a desk in your bedroom, create a barrier between your sleep and work stations. Suspend a flowing curtain so that you can’t see your desk when you’re lying in bed. Alternately, you can shield the desk with some lush plants.
Soften up
Your bathroom represents your ability to nurture yourself. Make this space more inviting with soft lighting, fluffy towels and a tactile rug. Add soaps, candles and lotions that are pleasing to your sense of smell. A radio tuned to a relaxing music station can also transform your bathroom from a utilitarian space to a mini-spa.
Give thanks
The best way to enjoy the fruits of your labor is to pause and acknowledge them. Make a list of 27 things for which you are grateful, and then place this list in a red envelope. Put the envelope under your mattress and keep it there until the Winter Solstice. The energizing power of your list will suffuse you with peace and contentment, allowing you to enjoy autumn’s blessings to the very fullest.

Daily Feng Shui News for November 8th – ‘Cook Something Bold and Pungent’

Today’s energies ask us to ‘Cook Something Bold and Pungent.’ Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite vegetable meals, Asparagus with Mustard Sauce. You will need two tablespoons of ghee or butter, a half cup of whipping cream, two heads of garlic, peeled and diced, two tablespoons spicy brown mustard, one tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. You will also need two pounds of fresh asparagus spears, trimmed. In a small pan, melt the butter over a low heat and add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is browned, approximately five minutes. In another bowl blend together the cream, mustard, lemon juice and condiments. Bring two quarts of water to a boil over medium heat and cook the asparagus until tender, about three minutes. Drain the asparagus, place on a serving plate, pour the sauce over it, and then top with the browned garlic. Bon appetite!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Charm For November 8th is Virgo the Virgin

Your Charm For Today

Virgo the Virgin

Today’s Meaning:  

This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is modest, shy, meticulous, reliable, practical, diligent, intelligent and analytical. This person may be a leader of some kind where you are employed.       

General Description:

Sixth sign of the Zodiac, Aug. 24th to Sept. 22nd. Ruled by the planet Mercury; correct metal, Silver. Those born under the influence of Virgo were supposed to be painstaking, efficient, ingenious, methodical, sensitive, studious, restless, rather irritable, but slow to anger. The Virgo gems are the Cornelian and Sardonyx. The Cornelian has always been a favourite talisman in the East. The Chinese had great faith in its supposed medicinal virtues. In Egypt used as a protection from every kind of evil; in Turkey and Arabia engraved with a verse from the Koran, and worn as an amulet for eveil eye, the plague, and every from of sickness; in Spain for courage and eloquence.

Your Animal Spirit for November 8th is Lizard

Your Animal Spirit for Today
November 8, 2013

Lizard

Are you dreaming a dream that’s big enough? If Lizard has appeared before you today, the gauntlet has been thrown down, the challenge made. Stop hiding your light beneath a rock—be willing to be bigger than life, to dream bigger than your imagination, to throw caution to the wind, and aim for the target you’ve spent a lifetime avoiding.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for November 8th is The Peacock

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Peacock

The iridescent emerald plumage and spectacular broad tail of The Peacock make it the ideal symbol of both justified pride and vanity. It denotes the right for one to be proud of themselves for being who they are and for letting others know. In short, its okay to strut a bit. At the same time The Peacock reminds us that while pride and high self esteem are essential components of a healthy psyche, becoming too full of one’s self makes us vain, and vanity is never attractive in anyone.

As a daily card, The Peacock is reminder that you are inherently valuable, and have a right to be proud of who you are as well as let others know you are proud of yourself. It is also a warning to not allow you pride and sense of self worth grow to such grand proportions that you become vain and conceited.

Your Rune For Friday, November 8th is Uruz

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bw-uruzYour Rune For Today        

Uruz                

Uruz is the Rune of harmony, order and inner strength. Often it marks endings and beginnings of periods in our lives. Uruz  also symbolizes your ability to tackle new challenges by confronting them with the powers that lie within you. Opportunities probably abound for you right now.

Today’s Tarot Card for November 8th is Justice

Justice

Friday, Nov 8th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditionally, what has been known as the Justice card has to do with moral sensitivity and that which gives rise to empathy, compassion and a sense of fairness. Since the time of Solomon, this image has represented a standard for the humane and fair-minded treatment of other beings.

Often including the image of a fulcrum which helps to balance competing needs against the greater good, and a two-edged sword to symbolize the precision needed to make clear judgments, this card reminds us to be careful to attend to important details. It’s a mistake to overlook or minimize anything where this card is concerned. The law of Karma is represented here — what goes around comes around.

Your Daily Horoscopes for November 8th

Something is odd today as otherworldly feelings linger from yesterday’s fantasyland excursion, stirring up the winds of fate. However, the steady Capricorn Moon ensures that we can keep our feet planted firmly on the ground until 6:29 pm EST when she shifts into quirky Aquarius. Unusual rumblings grab our attention and, perhaps, snatch the reins of control out of our hands. However, we don’t give up easily and may overcompensate on the rebound.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are poised to catch the wind to points unknown today, but at least you can tell which way the breezes are blowing. Nevertheless, once you’re soaring, you might discover that the currents aren’t quite as stable as you first assumed. But coming down isn’t as straightforward as getting airborne. Relax and enjoy the ride, even if you no longer have a clue as to where you are going.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Although your well-known determination may not be enough to guarantee your success, you still have high hopes for reaching your goals today. Rather than relentlessly pushing toward a singular destination, pay attention to what’s being revealed by the changing circumstances. Remember, it’s more important to remain light on your feet and willing to switch direction on a moment’s notice than to doggedly drive toward an objective that no longer makes sense.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Another person’s idealistic approach could open your mind to a whole new way of looking at things today. Fortunately, you are very receptive to what is being said and something you discover now can have a lasting impact on your life. It’s like you are being supplied with a missing piece of data that enables everything to fit into place. Although you are learning about the truth, spending a few more days gaining perspective might just prevent you from jumping into a situation you don’t yet fully understand.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

The hold that someone has over you is reinforced today by the authoritative Capricorn Moon’s visit to your 7th House of Partners. But events can take interesting twists and turns, shifting the center of power from others to you. Nevertheless, tread carefully; being in control isn’t as great as it appears to be. If possible, find a supportive copilot so you don’t have to do all the work on your own. Sharing responsibilities lightens the load and increases the joy for everyone involved.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may have many wonderful ideas today, but they aren’t necessarily very practical ones. Your irrepressible idealism is the driving force behind your current creativity now, but it could also lead you astray. This isn’t the time for idle daydreaming. You must take action, even if you’re not yet sure of your goals. Trust your instincts and have faith that you’re heading in the right direction.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Establishing objectives in your personal life now is as important as creating them within your career. If you don’t have any specific goals, you’ll just flounder around aimlessly without direction. Don’t be a casualty of your potential professional success; your life will be more meaningful if you can find a healthy balance between your job and your family. One cannot live on bread alone.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The overall spiritual buzz today is kind of cool, but it can be tiring to keep your mind on the more ethereal side of life. The Moon’s evening entry into conceptual Aquarius feels like a breath of fresh air, but you can’t help but think that something strange is going on. Don’t succumb to self-doubt when wondering if your perceptions of the dream world are actually valid. Just live your life knowing that your visions are as real as you allow them to be. Believe in something with all your heart and it might just come true.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You could have big plans involving your friends today. Maybe you are considering a trip or making final arrangements for a social gathering. But there are subtle influences now that can make your choices more complicated, especially if you don’t fully understand how all the pieces fit together. Take your time and get everyone’s opinion first; the need to hurry is more arbitrary than you realize.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You could have big plans involving your friends today. Maybe you are considering a trip or making final arrangements for a social gathering. But there are subtle influences now that can make your choices more complicated, especially if you don’t fully understand how all the pieces fit together. Take your time and get everyone’s opinion first; the need to hurry is more arbitrary than you realize.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You appear to be straightforward in your actions and true to your words yet there’s still more going on today than reaches the surface. Your friends may jump to erroneous conclusions, but their false assumptions are easy to fix once they are out in the open. However, problems might arise if something is left unsaid. A bit of honest feedback on your part can help, but don’t belabor your point. Share your advice and move on.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

If you are keeping a secret you may make a big fuss about something unimportant now just to distract everyone’s attention from lingering on the real deal. But you can only play the shell game for so long because it drains too much of your psychic energy. Consider what emotions might be stirred by sharing your vulnerability. Don’t just blurt out your truth without having a sensible strategy that leads to healthy closure. Finding the right person to trust is your key to success.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are probably quite social today, yet your interactions with others could take you in a totally unexpected direction. However, you don’t want to let go of your personal goals. Ironically, the more it appears that you are in control, the greater the gap between your expectations and reality. Trusting in the process is always a smart idea, but it will require focus and follow-through to make your dreams come true.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your actions at work have been pretty transparent recently because your objectives are clear and you’re determined to get what you want. But the Moon’s shift into your 12th House of Invisibility today increases the level of complexity to what you’re doing. Be careful; sending mixed signals can become a hazard if there’s something that you’re trying to hide. It’s safer to be honest and let others know what’s on your mind

Weekend Love Horoscopes for November 8th thru 10th

Weekend Love Horoscopes

November 8-10: Innovative Clarity

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

 

Thanks to a quirky Aquarius Moon that’ll last all weekend long, you can expect to feel more in the mood for experimentation and non-traditional  forms of entertainment that stimulate you physically and intellectually.

By early Saturday morning, the Moon will be at a fine angle to Uranus, which adds to your ability to go your own way and express yourself without worrying about how your partner will react. You’ll actually feel more supported when it comes to exploring your unique desires. In fact, communication will be at an all-time high this weekend.

Mercury will not only be at a friendly angle to love planet Venus on Friday, but it will also link up to mystical Neptune, as well. This allows for cosmic support as you and your love talk about your dreams together. Mercury will be at station this weekend, preparing to turn direct on Sunday, and that’s when you’ll really have your “Eureka!” moment of clarity about a vital romantic situation. If there’s a decision to make regarding your love life, you’ll have all the logic you need to make sure you lead with your mind.

Calendar of the Moon for November 8th

Calendar of the Moon

Reed Month

Color: Blue-green
Element: Water
Altar: Upon cloth of blue-green place a vase of reeds, a single blue-green candle, a great bowl of water floating with wetlands plant leaves, and a knife.
Offering: Recycle something useless into something useful.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian soup and sandwiches. Only water or herbal tea to drink.

Ngetal Invocation

Call: Now is the time of the bleak cold.
Response: Now the reeds whisper in the swamp.
Call: Now is the time when we see the growing dark.
Response: Now is the time when we begin to shiver.
Call: Now is the time of bare trees.
Response: Now is the time of rain and wind.
Call: Now the rain fills the wetlands to overflowing.
Response: Now the swamp overflows into our lives.
Call: We feel our feet dragged down into the cold waters.
Response: Yet the wetland is the source of greatest life!
Call: We feel ourselves pulled into the unfamiliar.
Response: Unfamiliar to us, but no less of value.
Call: The damp cold begins to reach our bones.
Response: We must welcome its touch.
Call: We must keep it far away with fire’s warmth!
Response: We must welcome its touch.
Call: Why should we not ban it from our lives?
Response: For this, too, is a Mystery of water.
Call: Not the deep mystery of the Ocean…
Response: Not the running flow of the river…
Call: Not the crystal of snow and ice…
Response: But the secrets of the still waters.
Call: From the still waters springs the greatest number of lives!
Response: And it is this that we must honor.
Call: Welcome into ourselves the song of the whispering reeds!
Response: Welcome into ourselves the oncoming winter.

Chant: Cold as stone
Marshes heart
We will own
What is apart

[Pagan Book of Hours]