I am sorry but I cannot do my job the way I am suppose too. I have some family members that live in Brookport, Illinois. They are my cousin’s son, his family and two small babies. I can’t seem to get a hold of anyone. So I am going to drive out to my cousin’s house to see if they are all right. At least, this will ease my mind. I promise we will be back tomorrow in full force and delivering the quality of information you have come to expect from us. Till then…. Goddess Bless You & Keep You,Lady A
We can thank ‘World Toilet Day’ for reminding us to keep a lid on it — the toilet, that is. In Feng Shui, water symbolizes wealth, abundance and career. From the perspective of this tradition, it’s bad enough to flush money down the drain, so covering it lessens both the visual and symbolic impacts. And while we’re talking toilets, don’t forget to pour a bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice down the drain whenever you clean the house, as this will wash away any stale or stuck negativity.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
The High Priestess
Tuesday, Nov 19th, 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.
A growing sense of optimism continues to be the major theme today as the flighty Gemini Moon helps us sever attachments to unproductive negative emotions. We’re still dealing with intense feelings, yet the weight of our worries seems to be lighter now as active Mars forms a supportive sextile with confident Jupiter, enabling us to channel energies that were previously blocked. Changing our attitudes can transform challenges into accomplishments.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You’re feeling your oats today and are ready to express your newfound confidence through direct action. Your key planet Mars is supported by the larger-than-life visions of Jupiter, encouraging you to put your very best foot forward. But don’t just fall into the more-is-better trap, especially when taking on a new project. It’s easier to start off small and expand later than it is to overextend and then have to cut back when you’ve gone too far.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
Normally, you can set a pace and sustain it until you reach your goal. But now you may be so caught up in the excitement of the present moment that you forget about your limits; you might even believe that you are invincible. Fortunately, your actions still could bring good fortune, even if you rush in today before considering the consequences. However, it’s tempting to be distracted by the next captivating idea or shiny object. Consciously focusing on a single destination is your best assurance that you’ll arrive on time.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You might become involved in stressful relationship dynamics at work today even if you approach the situation with a sense of detachment. Although you can’t prevent other people’s feelings from impacting your life, you can choose where to put your attention. Thankfully, you’re able to distance yourself from someone else’s drama if you establish clear boundaries and stick to them. Ironically, you may be most helpful now by retreating enough to maintain your emotional balance so you lead by example instead.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You have enough stamina today to finish whatever you start, so push yourself to accomplish as much as you can. However, your exuberance could pull you in too many directions, mostly as a result of your need for amusement. Remember, the more dedicated you are to your work, the sooner you’ll be able to freely apply your excess energy to fun activities. Seize this opportunity to strut your stuff and prove your strength.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Not everyone understands your methods today, but you still may receive the recognition you want anyhow. Meanwhile, you are content to play a role behind the scenes in support of a larger goal now, and naturally, this makes you a better team player. Whether at work or at home, be sure to include others in what you are doing to help your cause. Shining your spirit of generosity won’t lead you astray.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Approaching your career goals in a new way might make all the difference in the world. Perhaps you are growing tired of doing something with such regularity that it is beginning to get on your nerves. However, you could find the courage to try an alternate method today. Fortunately, if it doesn’t work, you can go back to the drawing board to create another plan. But if it does succeed, this little breakthrough brings you joy during the days ahead.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
An uncharacteristic longing for an exotic adventure can impact your daily routine today. Your imagination is more vivid than usual, making it necessary to keep your fantasies to yourself now. There’s nothing wrong with escaping into your dream world for a while, but sharing your inner process at work is quite challenging. Unless you want to complicate things at work, wait until you are safely at home before you let your guard down. Reveal your desires only to someone you trust.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
It feels as if you know what you need but someone close to you has become a fly in your ointment today, oblivious to your desires. Nevertheless, you’re optimistic about your potential; you know that success is yours if you maintain a positive attitude and continue to do the work. If you recently suffered from low self-esteem, it’s time to reconnect with a more positive view of you. Leave your doubts behind; set new goals and move boldly toward them.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
There’s not much that can bring you down today because your key planet Jupiter is receiving an energetic blast from red-hot Mars. Someone might think that you have gone over the top, but you probably believe there is still room for more. For everyone’s sake, don’t expect anyone to match your level of enthusiasm. Although you may be soaring high above the clouds, remember that other people are still on the ground.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Your behavior gives away your heart’s desires today, and there is little you can do to hide what you want. The good news is that satisfaction is within reach, but not if you just assume you should have whatever you wish because you deserve it. Feeling self-confident is a great start, but a positive attitude is not enough on its own; you must earn your rewards now through hard work. Thankfully, you’ll be smiling soon enough if you keep the distractions to a minimum.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Expressing your enthusiasm at work is normally a smart strategy, yet it might get you into major trouble now. Unfortunately, knowing you should keep your big ideas to yourself probably won’t be much of a deterrent. Luckily, you can minimize conflict if you simply stay aware of everything that’s happening around you. However, problems arise when you forget about using your common sense. Others are watching your every move; if they tell you that you’re overstepping your bounds, listen to them before it’s too late.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You have an enormous reserve of positive energy today, yet you might burn through it without even realizing what you’ve done. Thankfully, a little caution goes a long way and you can easily remember to conserve your resources now before it’s too late. Most everyone is willing to appreciate what you do, but you have such a complex agenda that you could get tripped up by your own desires. The clearer you are about your motives, the better the outcome.
Your heart takes flight this week when the Sun, ruler of your 5th House of Romance, enters optimistic Sagittarius on Thursday. You may feel a stronger sense of wanderlust, and if so now will be an ideal time to consider a vacation with your sweetheart. The more exotic the better! On Sunday, you might feel all warm and fuzzy as you and your love enjoy a spiritual connection that may feel too good to be true. Ask your lover to pinch you so you know you’re not really dreaming.
A scintillating conversation with your lover will likely get your heart racing on Tuesday. Even if you can’t see each other on this day, be sure to spend time on the phone or exchange a few sexy text messages. If you live together, the act of your mate doing housework or cooking dinner will really turn you on. Don’t forget to offer a proper thank you! On Saturday, Venus will be at a supportive link to Saturn and you’ll take a step back to feel grateful for where you are in your relationship: Secure.
Talking to a coworker you trust about an intimate matter in your personal life may help you sort things out on Wednesday. If it’s a colleague you have romantic feelings for, you might be surprised at how easy it is to reveal your emotional state by Saturday. Although your focus will be on committed partnership after Thursday, you might have the one you love on a higher pedestal than he or she deserves — especially on Sunday. Open your heart … and your eyes.
You and your partner may work together to make a vital decision on Wednesday. Whatever is happening, know that the choice you make as a couple will further empower your relationship. On Saturday, you’ll continue to enjoy a feeling of solidarity with your mate. If you have children together, you’ll be in complete agreement over how to handle a testy situation. If you don’t, you may create a framework around a joint creative endeavor. One thing is certain: This week your relationship will be rock-solid.
Romance will take center stage this week, which will surely delight you. The catch? You may be so enamored with the glamorous trappings of your love life that you neglect to separate fantasy from reality. The good news is that with the Sun entering your romance sector on Thursday, you’ll shine a light on making love … and making love work. Still, a nasty square from the Sun to Neptune on Sunday might leave you licking wounds of disappointment when it comes to your intimate life. A fantasy might be better off kept to yourself — at least for now.
You’ll have plenty of motivation to spice up your social life early in the week, which will help your love life, ultimately. On Tuesday, consider attending a meeting or other social function. If single, you might not leave the event alone! On Saturday, a stabilizing conversation between you and your sweetheart (if attached) will convince you that working together strategically is what it takes to make any love relationship work. A joint decision you make on this day will stand the test of time.
Behind the scenes support from your partner might be the catalyst prompting you to reach for new professional heights. Although your mate could prefer to remain a silent cheerleader, don’t underestimate his or her ability to make you feel capable of achieving your goals. By Saturday, you and your partner will likely feel more secure about a domestic or financial matter. If you’re considering an investment in real estate, you’ll be on the same page when it comes to how much you can realistically afford.
A serious conversation about a love relationship will be in order this week, and it may take place on Wednesday or Saturday. This might not even be a talk with your mate, but it could be a private dialogue you have with yourself instead. Don’t avoid this honest assessment. If you can sort out whatever holds you back in matters of the heart, it’s possible you’ll finally feel free to give your all in love. With Saturn in your sign, you are certainly ready for commitment. The question is, have you found the right person to commit to?
With the Sun moving into your sign on Thursday, you’ll have an “anything is possible” outlook to the ‘nth degree! When it comes to relationships, you’ll begin to put more energy on expressing your most vital self to a partner. Thankfully, you’ll also feel more appreciated than ever for simply being yourself. On Saturday, your mate will be an encouraging influence, supporting you as you cultivate one of your talents that you typically keep behind closed doors. Your partner already sees the best in you and now, you’ll agree.
Don’t discount the potential to intensify your love life this week by focusing on a humanitarian effort with your mate. It appears you’ll be busy in conversation with a group regarding such an endeavor on Wednesday. Your input will be valuable because you’ll create a plan to achieve a successful outcome out of everyone else’s high ideals. By Saturday, expect your lover to join in this effort once you discover that he or she shares the same passion to help others as you do.
If there was ever a week to talk to your partner about whatever it is you’ve been trying to sweep under the rug, this is it. Don’t feel anxious about initiating a difficult conversation, even if it means communicating about a subject you both try hard to avoid. Recognize that until you talk about this situation it’ll be an ugly thorn in your side, potentially diminishing what is a fantastic relationship otherwise. Have the talk, clear the air and then move on.
Now that Mars is in your partnership sector, you’re extremely motivated to stir the pot in relationship matters. You might initiate more arguments than usual, or you may enjoy being extra physical with your mate. Thankfully, on Tuesday you’ll enjoy the best, rather than the worst, of what Mars in the 7th House of Partnership offers. Mars will connect to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance. You’ll have plenty of stamina to enjoy a new sexual or creative adventure with your lover. Good for you!
The Scorpio-Sagittarius Cusp
Learn all about the personality of the “Cusp of Revolution”
If you were born on the Scorpio-Sagittarius cusp, from about November 19 to November 24, you were born on the “Cusp of Revolution,” and you are full of strength and rebellious energy.
Individuals born on between the signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius are ruled by the planets Pluto, Mars and Jupiter, and are a dynamic mix of Scorpio intensity and bold Sagittarius action. The result is a fearless individual quite capable of running wild!
If they can learn to channel all that energy toward something productive, these cuspers are likely to be successful at most endeavors because they’re not afraid to charge ahead, speak their minds freely and pursue their passions.
“Scorsagiuns” who learn to balance their complex personalities are well liked, and appreciated for their good humor and open minds.
Learn more about the revolutionary Scorpio-Sagittarius cusp:
Name of Cusp: The Cusp of Revolution
Date Range: November 19 to November 24
Strengths: Energetic, adventurous, powerful, accomplished, generous, passionate, humorous.
Weaknesses: Secretive, selfish, rebellious, wild, aggressive, blunt, misunderstood.
How Scorpio-Sagittarius energy works together: Scorpio’s is Water and Sagittarius is Fire, an opposing mix that creates complex personalities who are often misunderstood. If they can learn to balance their aggressive qualities with more adaptable traits, they will be powerful, generous and friendly folks to have around.
What they love: Freedom. Don’t try to box in a freedom-loving Scorpio-Sagittarius cusper! Their intense passion and need for action cannot and will not surrender to being controlled!
What they need: To be self-employed. Conflict can arise with authority figures because of this cusper’s rebellious nature and forthright manner, so they are better off working independently — as well as putting their efforts toward a humanistic cause they are passionate about.
Advice: Try to be less selfish and more in tune with others’ feelings, as well as more forgiving of other people’s mistakes.
Famous people born on the Scorpio-Sagittarius cusp: Calvin Klein, Dick Cavett, Jodie Foster, Indira Gandhi, Larry King, Meg Ryan, Ted Turner, Bo Derek, Richard Dawson, Gene Tierney, Robert F. Kennedy, Edwin Hubble, Goldie Hawn, Bjork, Voltaire, Marlo Thomas, Scarlett Johansson, Billie Jean King, Charles de Gaulle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Boris Becker, Franklin Pierce, Bruce Hornsby, Miley Cyrus, Harpo Marx, Billy the Kid, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ricardo Montalban, John Larroquette, Amy Grant, Joe DiMaggio, Christina Applegate, John F. Kennedy Jr.
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.
SPELL TO DEFLECT EVIL
Creek stones and an Earthen bowl of water are used in this ritual. Its purpose is to deflect negativity.
Fill the bowl nearly full of creek stones, then fill the bowl with water. The chant used here is:
Bowl of reflection stones of protection
may the reason of my harm feel the power of this charm
Sisters three come work for me
bowl detect stones deflect and water reflect
peace and harmony now come to me as I will So Mote It Be!
Change the water once a week and renew the chant. Throw the old water on your doorstep.
The sisters of the Wyrd are incorporated here. The bowl stands for the first sister, she of the past; the stones stand for the present and the second sister; the third action, that of reflection, is for the sister of the future.
The Witches Correspondence for Tuesday, November 19th
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
Today’s is not going to be a normal publication day. First, because we are running so late. I really wasn’t sure if we would be back today or not. I feel like I have been stomped by a 500 lbs. gorilla and that ain’t no joke. But we will try to cover as much as possible.
Also I wanted to let you know that we are going to give the Raffle a break for a while. We still have the current Raffle going on. The items can still be seen on the “Raffle for a Cause” page. But it seems like interest is just dying out for the Raffle. I don’t know if we are not raffling off the right items or what. But I thought this time we had some great items and so far we have one entry. So I am going to take that as a sign to give the raffles a break for awhile.
Just some quick note to let you know what is going on,
Have a great one, my luvs,
It is so wonderful to be back online with you, my family. The last time I talked to you, I ended our conversation by saying, “The Tornado Warning Siren has just been set off.” That day will definitely be a day to remember. We live in a very sparsely inhabited region. We have tornados touch down all around us. But thankfully for us, only old barns and abandoned buildings were destroyed. The people in Brookport were not that lucky. Brookport is located right across the river from us. I don’t know if you have ever heard the old myth, a tornado will not cross water. Don’t believe it! I could see the tornado forming in Kentucky and my daddy had always told me that myth about tornadoes. So I figured the tornado was going to double back and that was going to be it. The winds kept building and building. The National Weather service said that the winds had got up to 75 miles an hour before it crossed the river. It was a huge tornado that struck this poor Illinois town. They won’t allow anyone in except for emergency personal and those who are cleaning up. Apparently there is nothing left of the town.
I know on the news they keep mentioning the larger towns in Illinois. Brookport was devastated and nothing but local people are helping. I know the government finally showed up but they are not telling the basic needs of this community. These people have lost everything. I guess because I got to see this monster that was going to demolish this poor town, I feel like this was way to close for comfort. These people need food, clothing, housing, personal items, basically they need everything.
The local news station (which I provided a link to) has a spot on it for donating to the Red Cross to help these people. The people that were hit by this tornado were nothing but good hard working individuals. They had worked for everything they had and now it is gone. If you would like to donate to the Red Cross, where the Red Cross can purchase the necessary items, please use the link below. I know the people of Brookport will appreciate all the help they can get within the next coming months.
This page will tell you how you can donate, if you live somewhere in the area, where the drop off points are, everything you need to know to help.