It is lovely living in the Sticks except for……

I grew up in the country and I never in my life had such rotten luck. If you have been watching the weather you know that we are going to have some rough weather today. We had our first gust of wind come through and it knocked the cable out.

The Emergency Broadcasting System has just issued a Tornado Warning for us. So at this time, we will leaving the internet and taking shelter. Keep your fingers crossed we don’t end up in Kansas.

Lady A

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Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, November 17th

Even if we are in touch with our most basic needs today, the earthy Taurus Full Moon at 10:15 am EST might seem to oversimplify a complex situation. Although we have much to gain by resolving conflicting data as quickly as possible, we’re wise to apply common sense before reacting emotionally. The Moon’s entry into airy Gemini at 7:06 pm liberates us from practical restraints by temporarily highlighting what we say rather than what we do.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your desire to do something different may be so strong sometimes that you don’t think about the financial aspects of your dreams. Today’s Taurus Full Moon highlights your 2nd House of Money, encouraging you to consider the costs of your plan before you decide to go ahead with it. It’s smarter to stop and figure out whether or not you can afford your journey prior to packing your bags. Pursuing a goal is quite different from just imagining it.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your current intensity today could overpower others, but luckily you have the sense to realize that your unrestrained communication might be a bit intimidating. The Full Moon in your sign challenges you to stay connected to your feelings, even if they complicate your life. Although your emotions are uncharacteristically strong, don’t try to suppress them just because it’s more comfortable. Nevertheless, it’s still wise to soften your approach when you ask for what you want.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your current discomfort might be unavoidable today while the Taurus Full Moon is illuminating your 12th House of Secrets, making it difficult to understand your feelings. However, you may not be able to escape the irrational dimensions of your heart. Even if you are more secure in the logical realm of words, you should still try to overcome your uneasiness. Sharing your emotions with a good friend won’t be as hard as you think, and could quickly help transform your resistance into acceptance.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Normally, you worry about what might go wrong before you start a new project, but today you may be ready to jump right in. Fortunately, the Full Moon lights up your 11th House of Social Networking, bringing you much-needed support from your friends and coworkers, even if everyone doesn’t share your point of view. Keep in mind that being receptive to other people’s perspectives increases your chances for success.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may believe you can reach your goals if you are persistent today because the determined Taurus Full Moon brightens your 10th House of Status. Unfortunately, others aren’t likely to agree with you just because you’re passionate about your plans. Nevertheless, you might not be able to escape being in the public eye now. Even if you feel awkward, just be yourself and don’t make such a big deal about getting your way. Success could be yours if you just let things unfold at their own pace.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your confidence receives a much-needed boost today from the determined Taurus Full Moon traveling through your 9th House of Big Ideas. You are very certain that your solution is a viable one, yet your feelings can still distract you from what you need to do. Allowing your mind to wander could turn your accurate observations and excess energy into irrationality and laziness. It’s not wise to take on too much now; instead, be smart and work small changes into your daily routine to make the most of the moment.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You can’t easily express what you’re feeling today because the Taurus Full Moon stimulates your 8th House of Intimacy, possibly activating emotions too strong to put into words. Your fear of being unable to control the direction of a conversation might stop you from saying anything at all. Nevertheless, it still may be more sensible to take a risk and share what’s in your heart. Even if you don’t get everything you want, you can rest assured that others know exactly where you stand.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Today’s

dependable Taurus Full Moon lights up your 7th House of Partners, tempting you to rely on someone’s support more than you should. Instead of compulsively expressing all your thoughts and feelings because you want his or her approval, consider keeping some things to yourself. Ironically, others find it easier to give you what you need when you are acting more emotionally secure. Ultimately, your most important ally is yourself

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Even if you resist the changes that are unfolding at work, you still might not get your way today. Luckily, the Taurus Full Moon shining in your 6th House of Self-Improvement suggests that you can be happy as long as you aren’t too attached to outrageous fantasies. Instead of trying to reach for the stars now, moderate your expectations and seek joy closer to home.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Don’t waste your energy worrying about whether or not your current actions will have lasting value. Although today’s Taurus Full Moon offers you solid ground on which to stand, the stability seems to be short-lived. Even if the situation changes quickly, what you do now sets the tone for what follows in the days to come. A positive attitude and a constructive plan will serve you well.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Emotional satisfaction can be yours now if you don’t get too distracted by your long-term goals. Having lofty ambitions is admirable, but not if they stand in the way of the time spent with your family and friends. Today’s Taurus Full Moon emphasizes your 4th House of Roots; instead of worrying about the next big project at work, focus your energy on cultivating the joy in your personal life. There is no better moment than the present to share your love.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Emotional satisfaction can be yours now if you don’t get too distracted by your long-term goals. Having lofty ambitions is admirable, but not if they stand in the way of the time spent with your family and friends. Today’s Taurus Full Moon emphasizes your 4th House of Roots; instead of worrying about the next big project at work, focus your energy on cultivating the joy in your personal life. There is no better moment than the present to share your love.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your attention is shifting from what is happening now to thinking more about your future. Nevertheless, you cannot change gears until you’ve met your current responsibilities. The down-to-earth Taurus Full Moon energizes your 3rd House of Communication, requiring you to be practical, even if you want to fantasize about the distant horizon. Don’t avoid your obligations. Demonstrate your dependability first so you can then confidently focus on nurturing your dreams.

Your Full Moon in Taurus Horoscopes

Full Moon in Taurus Horoscopes

Work hard to create a little comfort for yourself and others

Jeff Jawer   Jeff Jawer on the topics of taurus, horoscopes, full moon, astrology

Finding peace during intense times is a gift of the Full Moon in Taurus on November 17, 2013. This placid lunar placement contrasts with the opposing Sun in extreme Scorpio. Notice what works in your life that doesn’t demand much effort and where comfort and ease can balance out the struggle to stay afloat. Slowing down to smell the roses will remind you of the sweet things and your desirable traits that are often forgotten during difficult circumstances.

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Simplifying financial matters can put you on a more solid foundation with this alluring Taurus Full Moon in your 2nd House of Self-Worth. Patience pays big dividends so take your time gathering materials and getting the training needed to raise your economic status. Back away from personal or professional connections with people who are impossible to satisfy and focus on making your happiness a priority.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

This Full Moon in your easygoing sign lands in your 1st House of Personality where it can inspire you to update your appearance. But it’s less about making changes than becoming more comfortable with yourself. Self-acceptance is a key to being attractive to others. It isn’t about being self-indulgence or settling for less; it’s about recognizing your personal resources and doing your best to get the most out of them.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Your curiosity and enthusiasm for life can keep you so busy that sometimes you don’t recognize when you need a rest. This is one of those times. The comfortable Taurus Full Moon lands in your 12th House of Escapes where you will be happier walking alone through a snowy wood than being in the middle of a crowd. Take time out to relax your body and to inspire your soul with nature, imagination and spiritual activities.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

If you’ve been giving too much in groups or to make a friend happy, this Full Moon in Taurus is a sign that it’s time for a change. It falls in your 11th House of Teams where crises with pals or colleagues can overcome your patience. Seek out solid and sane allies who are willing to give you as much support as you need. Solidifying your status as a contributor is meant to make you feel stronger, not wear you out.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

This financially aware Taurus Full Moon occurs in your 10th House of Career and is meant to remind you that simplicity can sometimes take you further than trying too hard. Taking care of your public responsibilities with plenty of patience and common sense may not look flashy but will earn you more respect and satisfaction in the long run. Handling basic issues with efficiency could be your key to success now.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Getting away from it all sounds like a very logical idea with this easygoing Taurus Full Moon in your 9th House of Travel. Whether you go out of town, connect to a foreign culture, or simply immerse yourself in dreams of the peaceful future, it’s time to set your sights on tomorrow. Simplify your plans and stop fretting about the small stuff. When you find comfort in your body or your mind, just soak it in with a smile.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Gaining clarity in relationships is possible with this down to earth Taurus Full Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Although you could be dealing with a stubborn individual, the purpose of this lunation is for you to get more appreciation from others. Demonstrating your value by staying calm in a crisis and showing common sense in complicated matters will enhance a personal or professional partnership.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

This earthy Taurus Full Moon lands in your 7th House of Partners to open your eyes about relationships. If you’re stuck in an old, familiar pattern, it’s time to make some changes. Whether it’s about altering your approach to the one you’re with or trying to appeal to someone new, don’t try too hard. That’s because the more comfortable and accepting you are of yourself the more desirable you will be to other people.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

This grounded Taurus Full Moon lands in your 6th House of Work and Daily Routines. If you’re bored with what you do, this lunation can push you over the edge and help your realize that it’s time for a change. But if you’re happy with your job, it signals the need to settle down and be more patient. It’s a reminder that going slower and being calmer will get you further than overdoing or pushing too hard.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your assignment, dear Capricorn, is to have a good time. This lusty Taurus Full Moon lights up your 5th House of Romance, Creativity and Play. Putting more pleasure into your life by tuning into your senses is a task that you will enjoy. Being more comfortable with yourself and in your body will make you more appealing to others and taking calculated chances to express yourself will enhance your personal and professional lives.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Bringing peace into your home life is an excellent use of this sensual Taurus Full Moon. It occurs in your domestic 4th house where it can trigger crises on the home front or, ideally, help you clear up family issues and improve your living space. Self-acceptance instead of struggle is a key to creating the gracious and supportive environment you seek.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

This practical minded Full Moon in earthy Taurus solidifies your thinking and enables you to communicate more effectively. It lands in your chatty 3rd house to add confidence to your words. Sticking to core concepts enables you to focus on critical issues and present your ideas with confidence that makes it easier to gain the trust of others.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for November 17th

Rise to the occasion as the monthly enlightening Full Moon — energizing 26 degrees of Scorpio and Taurus — clocks in at 7:17AM. Individual and group meditations are encouraged. Send out your healing thoughts and prayers to loved ones, friends, associates, humanity and the kingdoms of nature. Reflect more on your higher destiny in this lifetime and how you can be an ambassador of goodwill instead of fulfilling personal desires.  You may have quite a few hours to continue in a contemplative mode since the exact time of the Full Moon (7:17AM) begins a void lunar twilight zone that lasts until 4:08PM. Let go of any stubborn behavior patterns that are holding you back from making breakthroughs in higher consciousness. Find time for lunch at a favorite cafe and visit a museum, art gallery or national landmark for a change of pace.  Once the Moon switches gears from earthy Taurus to airy Gemini (4:08PM), focus your attention on reading, writing and research. Start preparing for Chiron’s station in Pisces on Tuesday as it leaves retrograde motion to turn direct. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Calendar of the Moon for November 17th

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]

Calendar of the Sun for November 17th

Calendar of the Sun

17 Blutmonath
Holda’s Blot

Colors: Brown and white
Element: Earth
Altar: On cloth of white and brown lay a spindle full of spun wool, a basket of white goose-feathers, two white candles, a needle and thread, a horn of mead, and a dish of honey-cakes.
Lean a broom against the altar.
Offerings: Cakes buried under the earth. Organize and clean the house.
Daily Meal: Hearty stew with root vegetables. Wholegrain bread.

Invocation to Holda

Frau Holle, good Lady
Of the Land Under The Earth,
Who we reach through
The well into the deep places,
You who reward each
As to the temper of the work
They accomplish each day,
You who have eternal patience
And yet no patience at all
With lazy fools who will not
Lift their hands in another’s need.
Lady of the hearth, the loom,
The spindle and the wheel,
The needle and the cooking pot,
These things that so many
Take simply for granted,
They are your kingdom
And your warm domain,
And if they should be removed,
We would sorely miss them,
Much more than we could guess.

Chant: Snow is coming
Feathers on the wind
Mother Holda
Winter will begin…

(All approach the altar, seize handfuls of the goose feathers, and fling them into the air so that they fall like snow. Each then takes a turn with the broom, sweeping them up. The mead is shared and then poured as a libation.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for Nov. 17th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/(98% of Full)

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.

A Beautiful Blessing for Our Familiars

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Furry and mysterious
You have blessed my life
And my magickal practice
With your sweet spirit
And the essence of your soul.
 
Be blessed and welcome
Companion and helper
As you boost my power
By lending your strength
And your own deep magick.
 
May we live together
And practice together
For many years to come
And bring joy and strength
As we grow in our bond.
 
In perfect love and perfect trust
May we practice our magick
forever and ever
O blessed familiar.
 

So Mote It Be.

 

The Witches Magick for November 17th – Perfect Health Potion

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Perfect Health Potion

When you find something is “going around,” you should make this potion immediately.

Taking doses of the Perfect Health potion once a week on a regular basis will keep you healthy and fit. And at the first signs of feeling under the weather, brew up a new batch right away.

Here are the Items You will need:

Garlic cloves (the more the merrier)

Apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar

Choose four of the following herbs:

Whole cayenne pepper

Lavender

Mint

Rosemary

Rue

Sage

Thyme

Wormwood

To brew the Perfect Health Potion, peel the garlic cloves and add them to the vinegar.

Add the other herbs, and shake very well until blended.

Allow the potion to steep in a cool, dark place for seven days.

Don’t take more than a tablespoon or two at one time.

Actually, this potion also makes a great salad dressing.

And here’s another interesting fact the Perfect Health Potion…

Legend has it that this potion was created in Europe in the Middle Ages, at the height of the plague epidemic. There was a group of thieves that, in the middle of the death, chaos, and quarantines around them, would enter the homes of the sick and dying and rob them.

Yet they never got sick. And when they were finally caught and sentenced to death, they cut a deal. Let us go free, they said, and we will give your our secret to staying healthy in the midst of this plague.

This potion, as legend has it, is a variation of their original recipe. And while you may not be taking it in order to commit robbery, you have to admit that the legend is pretty interesting.

 

Let’s Talk Witch -Raising Power

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Let’s Talk Witch -Raising Power

Anyone can cast a powerful spell. If you think you’re not powerful enough or not magickal enough, or if you’re still a little skeptical about Witchcraft, don’t worry about it.

You will still be able to perform very effective magick, if you can follow some very simple rules. These rules are very important principles that will underlie in all magickal spells you ever perform.

Magick, using tools and words and spells, just enhances this natural ability that your mind has to attract.

Magick lets you powerfully attract what you want, and it works because of the Law of Attraction.

The key is to make sure that everything you do is in line with your goals. All your thoughts, all your actions, and everything you do should be in agreement with what you are trying to attract.

You must think positive and imagine the reality you wish to achieve with your spell.

Your spells will not work unless you put your entire being into achieving your goal.

Magic without the proper intention is just a bunch of rhyming words.

When you do magic, you want it work for you.

Always make sure that you avoid anything that contradicts or goes against the purpose of your spell.

Make negative statement will cancel out any positive energy created by your spell. The means that the spell won’t work.

When you cast a spell, you need to be confident that it will succeed. In fact, the more confident you are, the more successful you spell is likely to be.