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Your Charm for Wednesday, April 29th is Magick Nails

Your Charm for Today

Magic Nails

Today’s Meaning:
The spirit of someone you knew dearly is trying to guide you in this aspect. In a dark room light a single candle and focus upon its light. Listen carefully with your heart and you will know what to do.

General Description:
These Gnostic amulets were held in high esteem for their supposed magical properties. They were made of bronze, sometimes gilt, and covered with inscriptions and curious occult signs. The Gnostics were mystic sects which flourished in the second century A.D., in the Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. The nails were carried as charms for protection from all evil influences, also to guard the living from the lemurs, the ghosts of the unhappy dead. Nails with inscriptions were frequently buried with the body to prevent any haunting by the spirit.

Your Animal Spirit for Wed., April 29th is The Otter

Your Animal Spirit for Today
April 29, 2014


Otter represents one of the most playful feminine energies on earth—and she has swum over into your reading to bring a message of joyful play. If life has been difficult or challenges overwhelming, relax a little—Otter is here to remind you that play is just as important as work—and NOT competitive play, but rather the kind you loved as a child. Hopscotch anyone?

Your Ancient Symbol Card for April 29th is The Crow

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Crow

The Crow is the trusted messenger that alerts its allies to both danger and opportunity. Although they may appear playful and too opportunistic to be trusted, Crows are in fact powerful and trustworthy. The Crow sees and hears all. When The Crow reports it is best to listen as their news is always important and presented accurately.

As a daily card, The Crow indicates that you will soon receive news that will either protect you from loss or lead you too opportunities doorstep. To fully realize the advantage the information will soon receive carries with it you will need to react to it quickly and with sureness.

Your Daily Tarot Card for Wed., April 29th is The Chariot

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Chariot

The Chariot is the representation of Victory and the personality traits required to attain victory. The Chariot indicates self-awareness and control. Courage—the ability to overcome fear and confront the unknown head on–is a primary ingredient of any victorious campaign and is denoted by the Chariot. So too is force of will. Often success is as much the product of will power and a refusal to surrender as it is anything else. The Chariot also represents the healthy personality of someone who believes in themselves; someone who can take control of the situation and bring events to a positive end. His successes come in competition with others.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Wed., April 30th

The wild currents begin to settle down again even though we may encounter a few tricky rapids along our way today. Thankfully, the steadfast Taurus Moon gives us a solid emotional base upon which we can build enduring relationships. However, everything seems to speed up even more when the Moon enters jittery Gemini at 4:55 pm EDT. The duality of the Twins reminds us that desires arise in pairs, making it more difficult to make decisions.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Life may get strange today because you can tell something is cooking behind whatever you can perceive. You feel waves of positive energy arriving in the form of interesting people, but could grow disappointed if you’re too distracted to make a real heart connection. It’s great that there’s so much happening, but you don’t have to let your excitement stand in the way of having a more profound interaction. The choice is yours; run off to the next distraction or stick around and sink into a deeper level of intensity.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Although you may have a flurry of intriguing ideas today, don’t attempt to follow up on every one of them. Instead, choose the best one and work to make it real. If you don’t consciously limit your scope of vision, you might end up wasting your efforts by scattering them. Instead of jumping from one thought to the next, keep coming back to build another layer on the foundation you already have started.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

The Moon’s return to your sign this afternoon helps clear the muddy waters of your desires. Your understanding of what you want is growing sharper now by the hour. However, your current hypersensitivity can also make you more aware of your emotional reaction to stress. Observe your changing moods without becoming attached to any one feeling. This exercise in objectivity enables you to maintain a healthier perspective so you don’t make promises that you cannot keep.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You’re in a contemplative mood today and there’s really not much to do about it other than to discuss your feelings with trusted friends. You might realize how important it is to overcome a blockage that has been created by your fear of change. Fortunately, once you begin sharing your story, others will be able to join in and participate in your experience. The valuable feedback you receive now can inspire and comfort you on your current journey of self-discovery.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You’re tempted to reveal a fundamental piece of your personal story today in a way that is different from your regular approach. You aren’t so guarded now and would benefit by keeping your vulnerable spots accessible to make room for someone special to connect with you. Move beyond any false pride that you may still be holding and behave in a way that is true to yourself. Your complete authenticity will be reflected back to you in a way that can open up your heart even more.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your boss might be counting on you to come up with a solution to a problem at work, but it could require some extra hours on your part. This dilemma makes it difficult to take care of your own needs, especially if your professional responsibilities have to come first for another few days. Don’t waste time fretting over things you can’t change. Instead of worrying about your performance, just do your best; that’s all that anyone can ask from you.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The fickle Moon’s entry into versatile Gemini today can reveal a variety of intriguing options for you to explore. Unfortunately, you can’t trip down multiple paths at the same time. Think through each possible scenario and then pick the one that is most resonant to your thoughts and feelings. But don’t delay or your choice could slip back into the recesses of your mind; do something about it while the idea is still hot.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might feel a bit frustrated if your day starts to spin out of control. Unfortunately, even your simple interactions with others have lives of their own today and all you can do is observe your emotions as they ebb and flow. Your current situation is in flux, so don’t be so hard on yourself if you can’t decide what to do. Let the strange currents carry you along for a ride; you might even like where they take you.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your friends could change their minds at the very last minute today which can, in turn, upset your plans. But don’t waste your energy trying to make them conform to your schedule. Ultimately, you like their unusual behavior — perhaps it even amuses you — so there’s no need to try to rein them in. Your secret weapon now is practicing universal acceptance. Allowing for every person’s uniqueness reduces the tension in your life and sets the stage for further cooperation.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Finishing any chore you start may be a challenge because you’re feeling scattered today. The Moon’s shift into breezy Gemini and your 6th House of Details messes with your practical approach to your daily routine. But it’s not just about being distracted. If you let go of control, you can learn many different things from a variety of sources now. Remaining open to what happens is the best way to create your future.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’re looking for ways to have fun while the flirty Gemini Moon lights up your 5th House of Pleasure. Thankfully, enjoying yourself now is easier than you think. The main problem is that planning your activities could be quite complicated. Instead of focusing on the details of your schedule, just leave your schedule as open as possible. Moving through the day with a light touch allow the complexity to pass.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Spending more time at home with your family sounds like a lovely idea now. But another part of you wants to escape into Fantasyland and leave the intense emotional interactions for another time. Unfortunately, you might not have the patience to separate fact from fancy now, making your choices more difficult. Fortunately, you don’t have to pick one path over the other; just remain flexible and respond to what happens without trying to run the show.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, April 29th

Looking back at the previous month brings anticipation for the weeks ahead. The practical Taurus New Moon at 2:14 am EDT is a Solar Eclipse that reveals how our need for security stands in the way of our next phase of growth. Although Taurus likes stability, we can’t cling to the status quo. Fortunately, communicator Mercury’s smooth trine to evolutionary Pluto enables us to discuss our deepest concerns and eliminate self-destructive patterns.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You must become more practical now by leaving the preparatory phase of a project and entering into the building phase. The Taurus New Moon Eclipse rattles your 2nd House of Self-Worth, forcing you to focus on producing tangible results and letting go of your unrealistic ideas. But you don’t have to perform miracles overnight. Even a little bit of progress today gets you heading in the right direction and gives you a foundation on which to create enduring success.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You are at the edge of a magical initiation that can lead you in an entirely new direction. Today’s Solar Eclipse falls in your sign, shocking you with a fresh array of feelings and requiring you to react with integrity. However, you must proceed cautiously because your mind is running ahead of your actions now. Thankfully, as long as you don’t get caught up in your own whirlwind of thoughts, you should be able to turn your best ideas into reality

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Something isn’t as it seems today, since the Taurus New Moon Eclipse emphasizes your 12th House of Secrets. Significant pieces of the puzzle may still be missing from your big picture, making your perspective incomplete until you unearth the additional data. Take everything that happens without an apparent reason as a clue now. Following the mysteries without knowing where you’re going can lead you on a circuitous route into uncertainty. Have faith; there are treasures lurking in the shadows if you have the courage to look.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Although others can help you stay on task, don’t just blindly follow all the advice that is offered to you today. Luckily, your friends may be the source of valuable guidance now that the pragmatic Taurus Solar Eclipse shadows your 11th House of Social Networks. You are at a fork in the road; once you pass this point you won’t be able to circle back and make a second choice. Give yourself plenty of time to consider the consequences of your current decision before you commit to any one direction.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You might feel as if someone is rapidly flipping the switch of the spotlight that’s shining on your career today. The strobe effect is shocking and the Taurus Solar Eclipse in your 10th House of Public Status casts a whole new perspective on your professional path. Luckily, you can make choices that positively alter your long-term goals if you are thinking ahead of the curve. But don’t spend too much time lost in thought. Planning time is over; get busy and manifest your dreams.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Applying the energy of today’s Taurus New Moon Eclipse empowers you to make pragmatic plans for your future. However, its emphasis on your 9th House of Adventure also suggests you could be planning a weekend getaway. Or, perhaps you are dreaming about turning your life upside-down by moving to a foreign country or embarking on a spiritual journey. Nearly anything is possible now if you remember to proceed slowly through the changes with careful deliberation. If it’s worth doing, it’s also worth taking the time to do it right.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Exploring ways to experience new pleasures takes center stage now that the earthy Taurus New Moon Eclipse highlights your 8th House of Intimacy. Nevertheless, attending to your priorities while also leaving time to indulge in sensual delights such as delicious food, soulful music or relaxing massage is tricky. You don’t have the luxury of simply idling the day away; you must also be proactive to get the most out of this moment. Carefully consider what you want on your path of life, for whatever choices you make today could have a powerful impact on your future.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Relationship stability is a double-edged sword now. You like the emotional security, but too much safety can make you complacent. One way to raise the stakes is to create a ritual with a close friend or partner since the powerful Taurus Solar Eclipse sets the stage for metaphysical magic in your 7th House of Companions. Try something as simple as lighting candles and giving voice to your intentions for the month ahead. Whatever you choose to do today, just be sure that everything is done with conscious purpose.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

This is a great time to handle any health concerns now that the physical Taurus New Moon lands in your 6th House of Self-Improvement. Make an appointment if you are due for your yearly exam or are overdue for a dental checkup. Set aside a bit of time now to reevaluate your diet and exercise program. Examine how you can improve you wellbeing by making small changes in your daily regimen that stand up to the tests of time. Living a life of adventure demands that you take excellent care of your body.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

If you recently had trouble finding time to relax, play or pursue a romance, a change of schedule marks the beginning of a new phase. It’s not likely that something magical will just happen to you now; you must be the one who initiates the action. Fortunately, the Taurus Solar Eclipse rocks your 5th House of Self-Expression, encouraging your spontaneity these days, whether it’s about indulging your inner-child, exploring your creativity or shining your love light. Relentlessly chase your dreams if you want them to become real.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You must face very basic issues today, such as what price you’re willing to pay for the emotional security you receive from your home and family. This is a time of profound soul-searching; however, it’s not constructive to just wander around in the memories of your childhood, lost in the recesses of your subconscious mind. Oddly enough, revisiting your past can help you decide what you want in your future now that the Taurus New Moon Eclipse activates your 4th House of Roots. Breaking unconscious patterns makes your relationships healthier in the long run.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The pace of your daily rhythm is speeding up again, even if your life is already busy. But even with the additional distractions, you can still make your ideas very clear to others in a way that they quickly understand. The Taurus New Moon Eclipse stimulates your noisy 3rd House of Communication, initiating a highly active and interactive month ahead. There’s no time to nostalgically reminisce about the way things were. Jump into the data stream, share what’s on your mind and don’t miss any opportunities that come your way.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus Horoscopes

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus Horoscopes

You must release the past to move forward now

Jeff JawerJeff Jawer on the topics of taurus, sun, solar eclipse, new moon, moon, eclipse, astrology

The New Moon Solar Eclipse in placid Taurus on April 29, 2014, is about making peace with the past. The Moon’s passage over the face of the Sun signals the need to complete unfinished business, especially related to self-worth, property and financial issues.

Ending a conflict by making a compromise is called for with the integrative Lunar North Node in accommodating Libra. Resources will flow more easily in the future if you let go of old battles now.

Look up your sign below to find out what area of your life this New Moon Solar Eclipse will affect the most!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

The restless side of your personality is about to be kicked into a higher gear. This explosive New Moon is a spark that sets you on fire. You can use the intensity of these times to fight against others, but it’s much more helpful when you recognize that the battle is within you. Open your mind to see with fresh eyes and you will realize that the only limits you face are of your own making, and that you have the ability to free yourself.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

The New Moon in your sometimes-stubborn sign is a Solar Eclipse that exposes where you’re holding on too tightly. Maybe you’ve backed yourself into a corner or just feel you don’t have any options: You do! Start by looking for partial solutions instead of sticking to an all or nothing position. Altering your look and attitude reinforce the vital idea that it’s time for you to make changes to get your life moving ahead.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Ghosts from the past may come to the surface with this New Moon Solar Eclipse in your 12th House of Secrets. Confronting feelings, people and situations you’ve been avoiding doesn’t sound like fun, so it’s wiser to take the initiative and complete unfinished business. Asking for help from others and connecting with your spiritual side are positive sources of support when dealing with deep issues.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

A New Moon is usually a time of beginnings, but this one is a Solar Eclipse that’s as much about endings. It lands in your 11th House of Groups, where it can challenge you to address issues with friends and colleagues. You’re likely to encounter stubborn individuals, but if neither of you is willing to change, the relationship may have run its course. Yet clearing out useless alliances makes room for more rewarding connections.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Shifts in your professional life are possible with this New Moon Solar Eclipse in your 10th House of Career. Don’t let your pride or someone else’s bullying behavior stop you from making necessary changes. If you’re not appreciated in your current position, altering your approach is smarter than simply holding your ground. Recognizing your true value will help come closer to fulfilling your heart’s desire at work.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Travel and education plans might need adjusting with this Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse in your 9th House of Faraway Places and Higher Learning. You could also find your belief systems challenged, but this can be just what you need to get out of a mental rut. What was absolutely right and true for you yesterday might not provide you with the perspective you need to ensure a more rewarding future.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Financial and personal partnerships are up for re-evaluation with this Solar Eclipse New Moon landing in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. You don’t have to stick to agreements that no longer fit your needs and might also find that others want to change the terms of an intimate or business alliance. It’s better to face the discomfort of renegotiations than to silently settle for less than you desire or deserve.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

This Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs in your 7th House of Partners to stir up relationship issues. If you’ve been quietly enduring an unfulfilling alliance, or not been treated as an equal, it’s time to rock the boat. The point is not to undermine trust and cooperation, but to revive them with some straight talk. But if you’re seeking a personal or professional alliance, changing your perspective should be your next move.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Boredom or lack of progress at work could become issues with this stubborn Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse in your 6th House of Employment. But you may find inspiration from a career dream of your past that might be ready for revival. Commitment to healthier habits could be a key to finding the energy and enthusiasm you need to put your professional life on a more desirable track.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Play, romance and children are key issues with this New Moon in your 5th House of Self-Expression. This event is a Solar Eclipse that can cast shadows of doubt on your ability to maintain control and perform at your best in these areas. Yet if you’re willing to examine your behavior and expectations, you’re likely to discover what needs to be released to free up more passion and your powers of persuasion.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Domestic matters are up for review with this New Moon Solar Eclipse in your 4th House of Roots. Family issues that have not been attended to could boil over, but dealing with the practical concerns in your household is a priority. This event can also awaken memories from your past that remind you where, how and why you’ve gotten stuck. Recalling personal history could be painful, but it is a powerful step toward healing.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Communicating with clarity is a must with this practical Taurus New Moon in your 3rd House of Information. This lunation is a Solar Eclipse that serves you when you think and listen carefully. Your capacity to learn and to make yourself understood may depend upon you recognizing old habits that get in the way of sharing your ideas and learning from others. Facing awkward conversations patiently is a hard, but healthy, thing to do.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Tuesday, April 29th

The last four New Moons — before the one last night — have all occurred under duress, caused by the conflicts associated with unruly planets. Monday’s Taurus New Moon happened just after Mercury and Mars conducted another skirmish while Saturn attempted to add a dour note to Mercury’s harmony of the spheres. There are at least four sour sky tones that can make today’s melodies sound off-key as Juno forms a frictional, 45-degree tie with Chiron (12:56AM), Pallas makes the same kind of abrasive, 45-degree aspect with Mars (4:01PM), Venus contacts Pallas via an off-kilter, 150-degree liaison (8:31PM), and then the Moon in Taurus makes its monthly opposition to Saturn in Scorpio (8:58PM). While this quartet of naysayers is not nearly as contentious as other four-fold discordant aspects on other days, it could interfere with your ability to utilize the potency of the New Moon to take several giant leaps ahead. Neutralizing the apparent obstacles to forward progress are the monthly Moon-Mercury union in Taurus (7:08AM), the Moon forming a supportive, 60-degree sextile with expansive, optimistic Jupiter (9:57AM), and a splendid, research-promoting trine of 120-degrees between Mercury and Pluto in earth signs (10:31AM). Therefore, despite some of the disagreeable sky patterns occurring throughout the day, you should be able to be a winner when it counts the most and when people are depending on your wise judgment. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Current Moon Phase for April 29th – New Moon

New Moon

(waxing/0% of Full)

The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.

WOTC Extra – Tools of A Kitchen Witch & Their Correspondence

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WOTC Extra – Tools of A Kitchen Witch

Your own kitchen should provide everything you will need. Common utensils with suggested symbolism strengthen your enchantments. There are hundreds of them, look around with a magical eye, it’s there! Choose between different tools according to your magical goals. Make your own blessing and charge your tools with them. For example: Take a wooden spoon, carve or draw the symbols for Health, Harmony, and Love onto the handle of the spoon. Visualize these things for your family, while you light a white candle for Purity, Truth, and Sincerity. Say, “With this spoon I stir Love, Health, and Harmony, into our food”. Keep saying and visualizing until you feel it is done.


Mingling with others, Stirring up energy


Book of Shadows, Excellence, Virtue


Sweet things in life, Pleasure

Invigoration and Restoration

Savings, Supplies, Providence

Stricture, Determined precision

Leisure, The Water Element, Convenience

Troubles, Burdens, Bad habits

Hidden matters, Material goods

Prudence, Conservation, Control, Secrets

Piercing, Penetrating, Perception

Flow, Unhindered order, Coaxing energy along

Cutting away, Sharpness of mind, Separation

Evaluation, Allotment, Caution

Acceleration, Legal expedition

Passion, Fertility, Fire Element

The Four Directons/Elements

The Air Element, Movement, Clearing vision

Abundance, Invigoration, Refreshment

Cooling temper, Preservation, Protection

Discipline, Moderation, Control

Sorting out confusion, Organization, Filtering negativity

Sensibility, Recycling, Changing directions

Slow processes, Even temperament

Divination, Alertness, Kinship, Health

Observations Skills, Analysis

Excitement, Increasing bounty

Winds of change, Refreshment, Vital energy

Oh, Why Not Another Little Spell – Sweet Prosperity Spell

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Sweet Prosperity Spell

Mix together a teaspoon of cinnamon for prosperity, a teaspoon of allspice to bring money, and a half a cup of sugar to sweeten your life. Mix the ingredients together, the pour into a glass container. Snap or screw the lid into place. Empower the mixture to bring prosperity into your life. Try this charm:

“Sugar and spice and everything nice,

Make up this Witch’s spell,

A pinch of magick, a bit of charm,

And all will turn out well.


You could put a pinch of this mixture into a charm bag, or seal a tablespoon of it inside an envelope and keep it in your bill drawer or the bottom of your purse to promote prosperity. Or just sprinkle a spoonful on your buttered toast in the morning to add prosperity and success to your day.


Cottage Witchery
Natural Magick for Hearth & Home
Ellen Dugan

The Witches Magick for April 29th – A Juicy Spell for Removing Bad Vibes

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A Juicy Spell for Removing Bad Vibes


To remove sour feelings and bad vibes, take a small glass bowl, ceramic dish or coffee mug and sprinkle a few inches of salt in the bottom. Next squirt a bit of lemon juice on top of the salt. Say:

“Lemon juice and white salt, by mixing thee

No bad vibes will cling or hang around weet

Remove all the negativity and despair

By the powers of earth, water, fire and air.



Cottage Witchery
Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Ellen Dugan