Candles and Sympathetic Magick

Candles and Sympathetic Magick

Candles moulded into shapes are considered sympathetic magick. Our ancestors at some point placed animal head-dresses on their heads and animal skins on their backs to ask their spirits for good hunting. This is also a type of sympathetic magick; using a like object to reach our intent. To assist you in finding a familiar, burn a candle of the animal you desire.

For a hunter in buck season, burn a candle for a male deer. In both these instances, you would be contacting the animals’ collective unconscious to request their assistance.

Fertility spells can be cast with a phallus-shaped candle. Healing spells can be performed with human-shaped candles (pick up those skull-shaped candles around Samhain). White ones are great for healing; black ones for reversing spells or warding off negativity.

Another type of candle/sympathetic magick is to inscribe runes, names, or other magickal symbols directly on the candle before burning. If you are in a real hurry and need results pronto, take a hat pin (yes, they are still around but you have to look for them) and stick it as close as you can to the top of the candle without breaking it. As you are inserting the pin, say: When this candle burns to the pin, the process of (name the desire) will begin. Insert a second pin close to the first, and say:

 

When this candle burns to this pin, the process of (name desire)
will come to a successful completion, and end.

 

Of course you may have to re-word the spell, but you get the idea. Candle and colour magick are considered “sympathetic magick” – wherein like attracts like. The colour red, for example, attracts passion, courage and strength. A candle of that colour or any colour acts in the same fashion. Other items commonly used in sympathetic magick are locks of hair, photographs, personal effects of a particular individual, and poppets (dolls). Because these items have a psychic link to the person they have been taken from (the dolls are made with the link), they are very powerful. These things can be used in healing rituals or for drawing good fortune to that person, and aid in eliminating bad habits.

A Little Humor for Your Day – ‘Good News (for who I want to know, lol!)’

Good News

 

At a nursing home a group of seniors were sitting around talking about all their ailments. “My arms have gotten so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee,” said one.

“Yes, I know,” said another. “My cataracts are so bad I can’t even see my coffee.”

“I couldn’t even mark an ‘X’ at election time, my hands are so crippled,”volunteered a third.

“What? Speak up! What? I can’t hear you! said a fourth.

“I can’t turn my head because of the arthritis in my neck,” said a fifth, to which several nodded weakly in agreement.

“My blood pressure pills make me so dizzy I can hardly walk!” exclaimed another.

“I forget where I am, and where I’m going,” said an elderly gent.

“I guess that’s the price we pay for getting old,” winced an old man as he slowly shook his head. The others nodded in agreement.

“Well, count your blessings,” said one woman cheerfully, “thankfully, we can all still drive.”

 

 

Source:
JokeWarehouse.com

Daily Feng Shui News for April 24th – ‘Pig in a Blanket Day’

Today is ‘Pig in a Blanket Day,’ but whether wrapped in a blanket or not, the pig is considered a prized possession in traditional Eastern cultures. According to Feng Shui, good fortune comes to households that display symbols or images of a pig. They signify prosperity, wealth, fertility and success in all affairs. In China, it’s the pig and not the dog that’s man’s best friend and considering all of the excellent attributes ascribed to it, now you can see why.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Daily Charm for Thursday, April 24th is Scorpio the Scorpion

Your Charm for Today

Scorpio the Scorpion

Today’s Meaning:
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is determined, forceful, emotional, intuitive, powerful, passionate, exciting and magnetic. This person is probably an acquaintance you made at work.

General Description:
Eighth sign of the Zodiac, Oct. 24th to Nov. 23rd. Ruling by the planet Mars; correct metal, Iron. Those born under Scorpio were believed to be energetic, strongly determined, persistent, and thorough in their undertakings, with inflexible will-power, of magnetic personality, affable, just, affectionate, and powerful convicting speakers. The Scorpio gems are the Aquamarine and Beryl. The Aquamarine has always been reverenced in the East as all emblem of purity, and was given at marriage for increasing mutual love. In Rome worn for cheerfulness, curing distempers and internal complaints; by mariners to protect them from sickness and danger at sea.

Your Animal Spirit for April 24th is The Skunk

Your Animal Spirit for Today

 

Skunk

Phew! Everyone knows Skunk’s power—that’s why people (and other animals) get out of his way! If you’re lacking self-esteem, Skunk is there to help. You are worthy of a happy life—and if someone is making you miserable, look to Skunk as a confidence builder. Remember, though, Skunk doesn’t have to spray to be powerful—his reputation precedes him! And, like Skunk, you don’t need to spray either-but you do need to stand your ground calmly, and with Skunk’s confidence.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for April 24th is The Golden Egg

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg denotes the opportunity for substantial material gains. However, the Golden Egg is also a reminder that unmanaged greed ensures what gains are made will be lost.

As a daily card, The Golden Egg suggest that the prospects for you to increase your financial wealth are very strong today. Seize whatever opportunities come your way, but don’t ride them too long or you may find yourself no better off than you were before they came along.

 

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Apr., 24th is 47: Oppression

47: Oppression

Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014

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The image of oppression conjures up a dried up lake bed with nettlesome crows stalking the shoreline. Hard times can shrivel our spirits, and give rise to a multitude of ‘crows’ in the form of troublesome worries. Times of great loss or personal failure break weaker people; but the strong of heart can bend with fate. To endure hard times — or even grow and benefit from them — it is essential to tap that deepest stratum of personal identity, that which is deeper even than fate, and which is incorruptible by even the harshest realities. It is essential, in other words, to tap the wellspring of human endurance: hope.

In a sense, there is no such thing as failure. There is only sweet and sour reality, and more is learned from the sour, oftentimes, than from the sweet. For failure, hard as it may be to swallow, opens the blinds to the real world, and reawakens the clarity of vision known only to those who have risked, and tasted, disappointment.

When in the throes of hard times, it is wise to be resolute and strong on the inside while remaining quietly cheerful on the outside. Avoid too much talking — except to your closest friends. Your words will have little effect on all others, since your influence will be at a low ebb — and the attempt to get across will only drain you of vital energy. Strong silence is the most skillful posture when facing the public during adversity; it shows that your inner core is strong enough to withstand the current troubles, and suggests that your recovery will be complete. At the same time, talking openly to those you trust is equally important, for in times of calamity, talking is an important part of healing.

Keep in mind that failure — the final taboo in modern society. But this is just one part of the inevitable cycle of life for those who dare to live fully and completely. Never to fail at all is to fail in the biggest way — avoiding risk altogether, you cannot help but fall far short of what might have been.

 

Your Daily Tarot Card for April 24th – Temperance

Temperance

Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014

What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled “Art” in the Crowley deck.)

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for April 24th

We have one foot in the land of dreams today while the other is firmly planted on the ground. The magical Pisces Moon lures us into fantasies yet her flowing trines with indulgent Jupiter and restrictive Saturn balance fiction with fact. Love may be in the air, but we are motivated to bring it down to earth as sensual Venus also trines karmic Saturn. We’re due for a reality check, especially if our romantic yearnings are getting out of control.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Sometimes too much structure in your personal relationships makes you nervous, since you treasure your independence. But the cosmic weather encourages you to make a commitment without fear of being tied down today. Maybe a current relationship really is different from others in your past. Or, perhaps you have changed. However, it’s possible that you’re misleading yourself because the power struggles have not yet surfaced. Nevertheless, don’t run away; stay with your feelings. Time will reveal the truth.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your inner voice may be telling you to cool your heels today and it would be wise to take heed. Although this feeling of uncertainty will pass, the reality of your current experience will outlast this moment and it will be clear which course of action is best for you. However, if you see the possibility of developing a healthy relationship in the future, do what you can to keep the energy alive until you decide where it’s heading.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Although you’re more in touch with your artistic nature these days, it’s not easy to express what’s in your imagination now. You’re feeling a mental buzz from trying to integrate recent realizations; however, it’s time to move out of your head and into your body. Treat yourself to sensual activities such as a massage, a gourmet meal or an evening of music; anything to ground and relax you fits the bill. Sensations come and go, but your experiences become fuel for your creative expression later on

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You may have unsettled feelings that won’t go away today, even though you see signs that make you believe you can trust your instincts. Your anxiety is worrisome, especially when your intuition contradicts logical thought. Even if you want additional corroboration from the universe, you really shouldn’t wait to make your move. Your moment is here; proceed with love in your heart and you just might succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Maybe you know things today that others do not. Or, perhaps you’re just afraid of being controlled by someone else’s agenda. No matter what has you hot and bothered now, it’s crucial to stay as rational as possible. Observe what is occurring in your immediate environment as objectively as possible and listen to what others are saying. Once you have done enough research, act in accordance with what you know rather than what you fabricate from your fears. You may be pleasantly surprised by how smoothly things progress when your behavior is aligned with the truth.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although your intuition is working overtime today, it could raise unrealistic concerns over little things that, in the long run, won’t even matter. But it’s not a simple task to separate the valid worries from the imagined ones. This is your current dilemma; there are no quick and easy answers. Nevertheless, a solution is closer than you think. For a change, trust the feelings of your heart and not the thoughts of your head. Satisfaction can be yours if you continue to move sensibly toward that which makes you smile.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your weekend begins with a healthy dose of cosmic restraint. Even your most grandiose schemes and visions take on an air of sensibility today as your key planet Venus trines pragmatic Saturn. This is a great time to convert your ideas into concrete plans, but first bring your high-flying desires down a level or two so they can become more real. Methodical action aimed at a very specific goal just might bring you the rewards you seek. Blending the practical and the magical leads you on a path to success.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Showing up in the outer world is what counts today, rather than following your never-ending attraction to the mysteries of the universe. It’s not that your spiritual quest is any less important now; it’s just that reality is placing very real demands on you that can’t be ignored. Ultimately, even your work reflects back onto your inner life. Just take care of business and your efforts will come full circle later on. Demonstrate your integrity by delivering on your promises on time.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The most important thing you can get from others now is an honest reflection of your own feelings. It’s not necessary to focus on specific issues or work to change the circumstances in your life today. Instead, take time to examine how you present yourself to the outer world through your everyday actions. Share your concerns with those closest to you because they’re the ones who will help you clarify what ultimately matters most to your heart.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You have a chance to find the love and affection you seek now that your key planet Saturn is creating a yummy trine with pleasurable Venus. You’re not interested in receiving short-lived gratification or in making a quick buck today. Since Venus symbolizes all things of value, you may have a chance to solidify a big deal — one that can bring you financial reward or professional recognition. Just remember to allow room for transformations to occur, no matter how certain your current agenda seems.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

There is an unusual balance of energy today between holding on to what you desire and simply being open to the sweetness of the moment. There is a lovely opportunity afoot when Venus, the Goddess of Pleasure, and Saturn, the God of Restriction, are in total agreement. Luckily, you might be able to have your cake and eat it too if you simultaneously maintain your current position while charting new territory. Magical thinking opens doors to new possibilities

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may be quite willing to sacrifice your own personal needs for the good of your tribe or community today, but it doesn’t help the cause if you set yourself up to play the role of a martyr or a victim. Be a compassionate participant while continuing to take good care of yourself. One doesn’t preclude the other. By making a sincere effort to balance your life in this manner, you won’t feel as depleted and there will be more of your positive energy to go around.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, April 24th

The cosmic winds begin to calm down now that the recent Grand Square is fading into the past. Nevertheless, we may be dealing with the aftermath of the storm for a long time to come. Our attention wanders into Fantasyland when the Moon enters imaginative Pisces at 2:55 am EDT and hooks up with surreal Neptune later in the day. Luckily, our dreams hold the keys to our future as clever Mercury forms a creative quintile with visionary Jupiter.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Communicating your point of view seems like a clever tactic until someone steps forward with a conflicting opinion. It’s only natural to try to convince others that your interpretation of the facts is the correct one. Unfortunately, you may not be the only person willing to fight to make a point. Rather than wasting energy defending your position today, use this interaction as a unique opportunity for growth. However, in order for this strategy to work, you must remain open to ideas different from your own.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re quite capable of holding your ground while defending the importance of your dreams today, prompting others to acknowledge that you have the right to decide your own destiny. Thankfully, your associates are likely to support your goals because they are eager to be on a winning team. However, it’s not smart to abuse your power. You won’t be able to keep your following if your actions originate in selfish desires. Fortunately, you can go far if you are smart enough to work toward the common good.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your imagination is tapping into the rich archetypal symbols of your subconscious today. You can receive guidance from vivid images that pop into your awareness, but this isn’t just a distracting mental exercise. Your visions motivate you to act on your intuitive feelings now, instead of on rational thoughts. Don’t try to filter or suppress your fantasies; allow them to bypass your head and directly touch your heart.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You can see the road ahead clearly and are someone that everyone depends on because of your solid sense of direction. Ironically, you’re relying on your instincts to know exactly where you are and how to get where you are going. However, you need to pay attention to the subtle changes today since everything seems to be moving so fast. Update others with the details often so everyone feels included in the process. Lead by example and keep the channels of communication wide open.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You could waste precious time today with your incessant chatter about a current problem at work. Even if you’re brainstorming ideas or offering a workable solution, others may not be listening all that closely now. Although your friends usually value your opinion, they’re tired of all talk and no results. Do more and say less; actions speak louder than words.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Visualizing your future is easier if you stop intellectualizing every piece of the puzzle. Your world suddenly turns brighter when you simply trust your intuition. Although your senses are usually very sharp, you have a much wider range of perceptions today. Experiences that may have been beyond your awareness only yesterday are now beckoning you into new territory. Enjoy this journey of personal growth; metamorphosis is safer than you think and the results can be amazing.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You might feel as if other people are being pushier than necessary, but it may not disturb you so much today if you have recently found the courage to stand up for yourself. Start with a basic fact and work from there because it’s crucial to build your vision on a stable foundation. Your unshakable conviction is your secret weapon now; if you’re in tune with your own purpose, then no one can come between you and your soul’s destiny.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may choose to move forward on a project at work today with relentless intensity. Thankfully, the certainty that currently arises from accepting your responsibilities can be reassuring. However, acquiescing to your fate isn’t about being powerless; it’s your destiny to create the waves upon which you are surfing. You are a force to be reckoned with now, so go out of your way to make something memorable happen while you have the chance.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your insecurities could catch up with you today as you worry about your job performance or a power imbalance in a relationship. But instead of digging yourself into an emotional hole, you can lift your spirits back up into an optimistic place by simply imagining that everything is copacetic. Paradoxically, your best fantasies now are fueled with concrete information. Don’t waste any time; getting your facts in order is your first step to cultivating new dreams.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your ambitious nature might get the best of you today if you scare your associates with your serious demeanor and your unrelenting commitment to getting the job done. But people might not realize how grounded you are because your passions are close to the surface now. Fortunately, you can express your feelings and back them up with practical action regardless of what others think. You don’t need to justify your plans but you may want to reconsider your priorities one last time. Your professional drive is admirable, but don’t lose your heart connection with others in your rush to success.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You have a rare opportunity to share your opinions about a very delicate matter today without stirring up much trouble. If you received a mixed reception when you recently went on a rant with your radical ideas, you now have a chance to try again with a different audience. Make certain that you present your conclusions logically without attacking anyone’s values. Respecting the views of others encourages them to give your ideas a fair chance.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your friends rush to your assistance today and help you in ways that money can’t buy. You might not even have to ask, yet others may jump in to lend a hand with the physical labor or stick up for you in a fight. Thankfully, your closest allies speak the truth, even if it isn’t what you want to hear. You can always go out and hire someone to do your chores; however, it’s a real gift when you receive honest and intelligent feedback from someone that you trust.