Well, my sweets, I hate to cut it short today but………


Ah, it’s beautiful when it is in a picture, isn’t it? In real life, it is definitely a different story. We have a wintery mess coming at us. That is the reason I am cutting today’s posts short. I have a few things to pick up before we get snowed in. We are suppose to start out with a little freezing rain then snow. The freezing rain scares me to death. I remember back a few year ago when we were out of power for 11 days. That was a nightmare. I don’t want to have to go through that again. After the freezing rain moves in, we are suppose to have a foot of snow (did I mention I am really not crazy about winter, lol!). So I figure before all this mess hits, I might as well get up and run out in the 5 degree weather and go to the store. But tomorrow when I am snowed in and nobody can get to me, I will give you information overload, deal? Deal!

I will be back on tonight to up-date the site. Get rid of all the old stuff and bring in the new, or should I say “ring in the new.” Anyway, we are going to start something that will run for a month, it is our membership drive. This is the first time we have ever done anything like this. No telling how it will turn out but we are going to give it a shot anyway. We want to make 2014 a year that is on fire for the Goddess. We want to spread the true beauty of our Religion by leaps and bounds. I have become extremely ambitious, I would like to see our Religion back in the mainstream before I pass. What a glorious accomplishment! With the Goddess’ help we can do it. It is going to take as many people as we can muster to accomplish this. Thus the reason for the membership drive. The more we grow and grow, eventually we will be so large they can no longer ignore us. They will have to listen to us and finally understand us. Then qw will have to be recognized as a true Religion and given our place back in  mainstream Religion.

We don’t want you going out and dragging people to our site. If you have a Pagan friend, you can casually mention to them, “hey, why don’t you check out this group online?” If the join or if you join during our membership drive, we have some great incentives for you. For the 10, 25, 50 and 100th persons to join we have some excellent spell kits to offer. Like this one shown below…..

If you don’t want a spell kit of your choice, then you can search our store for something of equal value. How’s that for joining up?

I have said it over and over again, now is our time. This year let’s make it finally happen. Let’s finally cement our teachings, beliefs, and practices in concrete. Let guarantee our children will know our Religion by the writings we  leave behind. And most important to ensure our Religion has a place in the future for generations to come.

Ok, now I will get off the soapbox, I will be up-dating this site tonight. Then when I am through here, I am going to put some new merchandise in the store. If you haven’t been over there to check it out recently, then do so. If you have a hard to find item, email me. We have access to 3 wholesalers, if one doesn’t have it surely the next will.

Now that you know my plans, I must run. Oh, I almost forgot it only cost $4.00 to join as a member of the WOTC. That’s the cost of getting a PTA ticket. And I should mention the ones that already sponsor us, you are automatically sucked in, lol! I know you appreciate that terminology!

Seriously think about what I said. We can’t do it by ourselves but together we can move a mountain.

Have a very blessed Saturday,

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A

 

 

A Little Humor for Your Day – ‘You’re Having A Bad Day When…..’

You know its going to be a bad day ahead when…

> You wake up to realize your waterbed broke and then discover you don’t have a waterbed.

> You put your bra on backwards and it fits better.

> You call suicide prevention and they put you on hold.

> Your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles.

> You want to put on the clothes you wore home from the party and there aren’t any.

> You turn on the news and they are showing escape routes out of the city.

> Your twin sister or brother forgot your birthday.

> You wake up face down on the pavement.

> Your horn goes off accidentally and remains stuck as you follow a group of Hell’s Angels on the freeway.

> You walk to work and find your dress is stuck in the back of your pantyhose.

> You call your answering service and they tell you it’s none of your business.

> You put both contacts in one eye.

Daily Feng Shui News for Jan. 4 – ‘Trivia Day’

Today is ‘Trivia Day,’ so I thought that I might share some of my own. Did you know that having a lit lamp on the same side of the desk as your writing hand will have you experiencing drowsiness and headaches? That’s because the light create shadows that will subtly make you work harder to see what you’re reading or writing. The extra effort and eyestrain could then cause headaches or even a drop in energy. Simply switch sides and see a big boost in your output.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Charm for January 4th is The Utchat

Your Charm for Today

The Utchat

Today’s Meaning:  

You must take steps to make this aspect safe. There are issues you may not be aware of that may cause harm or injury.

General Description:  

Much importance was attached to this lucky talisman in Egypt, the Utchat, or Eye. The word Utchat means primarily strength, and was, at the summer solstice (about June 22nd), applied to the Sun at that time when at its greatest strength and power on earth. The Eye of Horus was supposed to bring strength, vigor, safety, good health, and protection to the wearer. Many of these charms were engraved by the Egyptians with the 140th chapter of their Book of the Dead. This was considered to endow the Utchat with particularly strong and effective magical powers.

Your Animal Spirit for January 4th is Magpie

Your Animal Spirit for Today
January 4, 2014

Magpie

Ancient culture associate Magpies with excellent fortune—so it looks like you’ve got something really terrific coming into your life today. However, you may need to search a little to understand the true gift that’s being presented. Pay attention to omens, messages, the clouds, feathers, bird song—your fortune is hidden in those subtle messages. Opportunity is knocking at your door—will you answer?

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Jan. 4th is Futility

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

Futility

Sadly sometimes our desires lead us down paths which have no end and offer us no chance of achieving the results we want. If we persist we end up like Sisyphus: forever rolling a boulder uphill only to have it roll back downhill before we ever get to the top. Futility suggest the existence of just such a situation–we are chasing a prize that will never be ours. Futility indicates a need to rethink our ambitions and direct our energies towards a goal or goals that can be attained.

Today’s Tarot Card for January 4th is The Empress

The Empress

Saturday, Jan 4th, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditionally entitled “Empress,” this major arcana or “trump” card portrays the energy of the Great Mother. She is Nature, around us but also within us, the ever-unfolding Source of life-giving power. She is often pictured as a pre-Christian Goddess, as the one whom the High Priestess is channeling down to earth for the rest of us.

In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the “woman clothed with the sun” until after the French Revolution.

This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called “the Great Recycler.”

 

2014: A Brave New Year

2014: A Brave New Year

Tackling the tough Astrology to better ourselves and others

Jeff Jawer  Jeff Jawer on the topics of uranus, scorpio, pluto, new moon, mars, libra, capricorn, blogs, astrology

 

Courage is not about being fearless; it’s about maintaining self-control in spite of fear. This is a useful perspective to keep in mind as we move into the New Year. 2014 starts off with a bang that’s likely to shake, rattle, and roll our world, requiring some bravery in the face of growing uncertainty.

On January 1 the Sun and Moon join together in the usually orderly and disciplined sign of Capricorn. A New Moon on the very first day of the year underscores the likelihood that the following 12 months are going to take us into unfamiliar territory. We might expect practical and responsible Capricorn to draw up a well-defined map to follow along the way. Think again..

Not so fast!

We would expect a Sun-Moon conjunction in ambitious, hard-working, and dedicated Capricorn to initiate 12 months of increased productivity. The challenge, however, is that five planets form hard aspects (tense angles) with this New Moon that are more likely to spur surprises and provoke radical changes than to set a steady course for the future.

Potent Pluto, the mythological Lord of the Underworld, is less than one degree away from this event, adding depth, intensity, power struggles, purges and purification. The presence of this transformational planet signals the need to clean up old business, especially the messy parts that we’d rather not face, before moving forward.

Change is in the air

Pluto’s outer planet partner in the process of altering the world is revolutionary Uranus. This symbol of freedom and surprises is in the midst of seven stressful squares with Pluto that started in 2012 and don’t end until 2015. Therefore, wild, crazy, and shocking Uranus is square the Capricorn New Moon. That alone is enough to rattle our cages and put us in rebellious moods.

Resistance to routine and authority figures are common responses to this explosive aspect. Happily, it also inspires innovation that helps to liberate us from beliefs and expectations that inhibit personal growth. Breaking free of our internal rules and beliefs is a powerful first step toward personal liberation.

Aggressive Mars is somewhat tamed while transiting gracious Libra. However, the warrior planet’s squares to the Sun, Moon, and Pluto and its opposition to electrifying Uranus can turn up the heat even higher. The potential for explosiveness is raised another notch by expansive Jupiter’s squares to Mars and Uranus and opposition to the Capricorn contingent. We can also throw mental Mercury into the mix as it’s closely conjoined with the Sun, Moon and Pluto. This is almost too much information to absorb, like a story with so many interconnected characters that we get lost in a multitude of relationships and plot lines.

New horizons…

The good news is that we don’t have to ride all these planetary patterns simultaneously. The organizing principles of Capricorn allow us to set priorities and take on one task at a time. Pluto requires purging, Uranus breaks patterns, Mars initiates activities, Jupiter searches for higher meaning, and Mercury is hungry for facts. The Capricorn Moon sets a mood of commitment while the Sun in this sign is supplies self-respect.

Events and emotions may get out of hand during the next lunar month and, perhaps, throughout much of the year. But opening ourselves to discovery rather than bogging down in old patterns of fear and control not only reduces personal stress but makes us contributors to the next stage of human experience.

Your Daily Horoscopes for January 4th

We don’t know what to do with our emotions this morning, but the intellectually sharp Aquarius Moon shifts into imaginative Pisces at 11:58 am EST, softening the hard edges of our feelings. Our fantasy life is amplified when the Moon hooks up with otherworldly Neptune, luring us into our dreams. Our expectations may be unrealistic as mischievous Mercury aligns with Neptune, but escape is not an easy option with four planets in stable Capricorn.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may sense the turbulence in front of a big wave of change that’s heading your way, and your uncertainty about the future makes you anxious. Fortunately, you’re not resistant to the lessons you’re learning now, but you would rather move through this phase with as little disruption as possible. Nevertheless, you could waste precious energy trying to maintain your current schedule. It’s smarter to flow with the shifting currents instead of fighting against them. Adaptability is your key to success.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You might seek advice from your friends today, especially if you’re having a difficult time cooperating with others in a group situation. It’s challenging to avoid creating adversarial relationships now, yet a combative approach isn’t helpful at all. Consider what your colleagues can offer and what you are willing to surrender in the process. Adopting a more positive attitude is your first step. Successful negotiation requires compromise on both sides.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

If you’re receiving mixed messages from an authority figure today, don’t try to force a resolution yet because there’s probably more people involved than you realize. Your key planet Mercury may be stressing you out now as it aligns with deceptive Neptune. Instead of pushing your agenda onto anyone else, let the situation develop on its own. Your most sensible choice will become apparent once others get a chance to express their desires. Clarity returns when you have all the missing pieces of the puzzle in place.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

The difference between your thoughts and your feelings can be confusing as the current facts pull one way while your desires pull you in another direction. Unfortunately, the incoming data isn’t very reliable now. Something that you know to be true today might turn out to be false tomorrow. Even if you want to trust your rational analysis, it’s smarter to follow your instincts because they can cut through the uncertainty and lead you down the right path.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You’re fascinated by how powerful your feelings are now, but you secretly long for more stability in your life. Of course, you prefer pleasure to hard work, especially if you’re not having much fun, so you may jump at an intriguing invitation from a friend. Don’t try to talk yourself out of a good time even if you have chores to finish. Taking a break from the intensity of your responsibilities enables you to return with a fresh outlook on life.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might feel overwhelmed by too much information today as your ruling planet Mercury moves through methodical Capricorn. However, it’s challenging to concentrate on mundane reality because your dream world is so vivid now. Someone may pressure you to make a choice but try not to make any final decisions yet. So much is happening that you probably will want to change your mind in a day or two. Leave your options open as long as you can for the best possible outcome.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

There may be an important event on your calendar today but something unexpected could happen that requires you to postpone it. You possibly crammed too much into your day because you felt pressured to perform. But don’t waste time worrying what you’ll do if your plans fall apart; you might simply have to reschedule other commitments. If you surf the changing tides with an optimistic attitude, others will recognize your position and support your efforts.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your work ethic is being tested for a couple of days as practical concerns force you to modify your approach. You could run into a conflict with a close friend today, but don’t assume that you have done anything wrong. There may be trouble if you make a decision that is solely based on your values, without considering how others might react. You’ll be more effective if you’re willing to change your plans for the sake of expediency. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t have to compromise your beliefs to please anyone else.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You have a clear sense of the future now and know exactly what you need to do to be successful. However, circumstances grow complicated if you run into an unexpected obstacle in your path. Managing the situation may not be an easy task, yet it’s crucial to give it your best shot. Don’t go for the quick fix today; instead, set your intentions on finding a lasting solution that works for everyone involved. Keep your chin up and your eyes on the horizon as you push to achieve your goals.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your instincts might take you in the opposite direction of your logic today. To make matters more complex, your new plan may be contrary to everyone else’s beliefs, too. You haven’t picked an easy course to take because of the intense resistance you could encounter. Nevertheless, it’s still smarter to follow your intuition now and leave the more rational approach for another day. Ultimately, others will admire you for walking your talk and reaching for your dreams.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Unfortunately, you can’t trust your senses today, making it difficult for you to distinguish reality from the illusion. Trickster Mercury is scrambling messages as it travels through your 12th House of Imagination. Using your fantasies to complete the picture may be the best you can do, but the results might be misleading. You could convince yourself of nearly anything now, so it’s better to wait for clarity to return before making any critical decisions. In the meantime, relax and give yourself permission to indulge in a bit of creative daydreaming, instead.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A friend or associate may offer you information that contradicts what you already know. You could be so confused today that you don’t know who to trust or which way to turn. Although you feel pressured to choose sides in a conflict that is unfolding around you, it’s safer not to get involved in other people’s dramas now. Wait a few days and see how the situation is progressing before supporting either position. Stepping back to do your own thing might just be your wisest move.

2014 Numerology Predictions

2014 Numerology Predictions

Reaching our limits

Hans Decoz  Hans Decoz on the topics of numerology, horoscopes, 2014

2014 is the year when we become aware — aware of the destructive nature and the inherent danger that exist in a world of extremes. We will begin to see a trend this year, through all areas of human life, to search for ways to bring us together. There will be people in power who change overnight, and institutions that will reconsider their ideologies, giving us hope … but we will also see the negative forces become more desperate and violent.

The number 7 rules the year 2014 — it is a 7 Universal Year, because 2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7. The number 7 is analytical and self-examining. It starts a turnaround as, even the mind, as cold as it is, recognizes that duality doesn’t benefit anyone.

But other numbers play a role too… In the chart below, which breaks down the year 2014, the numbers in the upper half show the positive influences of this 7 Universal Year, which are found by continuously adding the digits in a pyramid-like system. The numbers in the lower half show the negative influences, and are the result of subtracting. They are therefore mirrors of each other. The strongest relationship any one number in this chart has, is with its mirrored partner.

The 9 at the top represents compassion and empathy, while the negative influence of its mirrored partner, the 1 at the bottom, reflects egotism and cruelty. The contrast is obvious and appropriate. The 3 and the 6 in the upper half tell us that art and communication (3), and a deepening sense of responsibility (6) will be the primary channels through which the energy of the 9 flows in 2014, while their mirrored partners, the hostile 1 and the sly 2, oppose them. The 5 represents a big change or shocking and unexpected event around October or November of 2014, caused in large part by miscommunication (the 3 below it).

A matter of extremes

Since the year 2008 — the first year of this current nine-year epicycle that runs through 2016 — we’ve been experiencing an extreme increase in polarization. This schism affects the human race across the globe. Whether political, social, economic, environmental, or religious, our positions tend to be more and more black and white. Gray, the color of compromise, is no longer in-vogue.

Polarization is the quintessence of a climaxing force delivered to us precisely on schedule by this nine-year cycle. It’s a natural, if difficult and painful, part of our evolution. As a species, we are young and immature, given to rebel and push the envelope. We have created long-term instability in our environment, economy, and social structure because we can’t see beyond the desire for instant and superficial satisfaction.

Extremes continue to rule during this nine-year cycle, after which we enter a new nine-year cycle that is dominated by information. The 2017 – 2026 epicycle will see the end of many centuries of long-held secrets. No one will be able to hide then, no institution will be able to hold on to its secrets. Light will shine on everything, and symbolize the most dramatic change in history.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for January 4th

The Moon starts off this day void in Aquarius, but Pisces Moon clocks in at 8:59AM. Learn more about advances on the cutting edge of alternative medicine as Venus forms a 45-degree tie with Chiron (11:09AM). The Moon unites with Juno in Pisces (11:32AM) and places a strong emphasis on improving love bonds. Interest grows in fashion and style.  Strange forces are on the prowl over several hours due to Mercury making a potentially confusing, 45-degree contact with Neptune (12:17PM) while Mars parallels Chiron (12:24PM), the Sun forms a contra-parallel to Jupiter (23:37PM), and the Moon conjuncts far-out Neptune (2:27PM).  Keep in mind that parallels and contra-parallels — tracked relative to the Celestial Equator and moving north or south — can be just as meaningful as zodiacal aspects. Overdoing a good thing can land you in hot water. Stick to arts, crafts and hobbies for entertainment and avoid major financial decisions. [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.]