Come To Me Oil
Recipes vary from person to person. They are generally floral in tone and usually red in color. Scents used in such an oil may include sweet pea and narcissus (usually only available as synthetic fragrances, not as essential oils), rose (available as a real essential oil — called otto or attar of roses — but so expensive as to be prohibitively costly for most people, who therefore use a synthetic fragrance instead), rose geranium (a real essential floral oil that has a very good rose scent), and other floral synthetics, such as wistaria, honeysuckle, violet, and the like.
Herbs mixed into in the finished, fragranced oil may include catnip leaf (to entice a lover), saffron stamens (for love-drawing), rose petals, (for love-drawing), Damiana leaf (to increase passion) and/or patchouli leaf (ditto). Queen Elizabeth Root (used to attract men) may be added to the mixture if the person using it is a female.
One difficulty many folk-magicians have with floral scents as a basis for magical perfume oils is that so many of our favorite flowers do not produce a great deal of essential oil. When this is the case, the oil is very expensive. But that is not the greatest hurdle we must overcome. Some flowers, no matter how lovely they smell, do not produce stable essential oils at all.
Whenever that is the case, essential oils from these flowers are unavailable at any cost and synthetics are the only recourse one has.
The question then becomes one of deciding whether to go with an artificial fragrance that mimics a given floral scent to a greater or lesser degree — or to forgo that scent in favor of one that is available in actual flower-derived form.
When the subject of Witches’ ointments is mentioned, the infamous “flying ointments” immediately come to mind, at least to those with some interest in the history of Witchcraft and magick. These salves, consisting of psychoactive plants steeped in a fatty base, were rubbed onto the skin to aid in what is known today as astral projection.
These are not the only types of ointments known to Witches and magicians, however. Many others have more earthly uses that correlate to those of oils. In fact, any of the oils mentioned in our Oil and Ointment section can be converted to ointments simply by adding them to melted beeswax, lard or (in today’s world) vegetable shortening.
However made, ointments should ideally be kept in crystal or porcelain containers. Realistically, any jars with tight-fitting lids will do fine. Keep ointments away from heat and light. These ointments form a part of herb magic of long-gone days, and so are included here solely for their historical interest.
Ointments are easily made. They consist simply of herbs or oils and a base. In the past, hog’s lard was the preferred base because it was readily available, but vegetable shortening or beeswax produces the best results.
The base must be a greasy substance that melts over heat but is solid at room temperature. Some herbalists actually use dinosaur fat (I.e., Vaseline, which is prepared from petroleum)!
There are two basic ways to create magical ointments.
THE SHORTENING METHOD
Gently heat four parts shortening over low heat until liquefied. Watch that it doesn’t burn. Add one part dried herbal mixture, blend with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed, and continue heating until the shortening has extracted the scent. You should be able to smell it in the air. Strain through cheesecloth into a heat-proof container, such as a canning jar. Add one-half teaspoon tincture of benzoin to each pint of ointment as a natural preservative.
Store in a cool, dark place, such as the refrigerator. Ointments should last for weeks or months. Discard any that turn moldy, and lay in a fresh batch.
THE BEESWAX METHOD
This process creates a more cosmetic ointment without a heavy, greasy feeling. It is best to prepare it with oils rather than herbs, as it is difficult to strain. If possible, use unbleached beeswax. If not, use what you can find.
Chip it with a large, sharp knife so that you can pack it into a measuring cup. Place one-fourth cup or so of beeswax in the top of a double boiler (such as a coffee can set into a larger pot of water). Add about one-fourth cup olive, hazelnut, sesame or some other vegetable oil. Stir with a wooden spoon until the wax has melted into the oil.
Remove from the heat and let cool very slightly, until it has just begun to thicken. (This step is taken so that the hot wax won’t evaporate the oils.) Now add the mixed oils to the wax. Stir thoroughly with a wooden spoon and pour into a heat-proof container.
Label and store in the usual way.
In the recipes that follow, the recommended method of preparation will be mentioned.
Once the ointment is made and has cooled in its jar, empower it with its particular magical need.This vital step, remember, directs the energy within the ointment, readying it for your ritual use.
Ointments are usually rubbed onto the body to effect various magical changes. As with oils, this is done with visualization and with the knowledge that the ointment will do its work.
3 parts Galangal
2 parts Ginger root, dried
2 parts Vetivert
1 part Thistle
Steep the herbs in shortening, strain, cool, and anoint the body at night.
2 parts Mallow
2 parts Rosemary
1 part Vervain
Make in the usual way with shortening.
Rub onto the body to drive out negative influences and to keep them far from you.
Psychic Powers Ointment
3 parts Bay
3 parts Star Anise
2 parts Mugwort
1 part Yerba Santa
Make in the usual way with shortening.
Anoint the temples, middle of the forehead and back of the neck to improve psychic powers.
4 parts Rosemary
2 parts Rose petals
1 part Anise
1 part Fern
1 part Myrtle
Make with shortening.
For preserving or re-attaining youth, stand nude before a full-length mirror at sunrise and lightly anoint your body, visualizing yourself as you would like to be.
A Quicker Method to Herbal Infused Oils
Items You Will Need:
2 – 3 oz. dried herbs or 3 – 4 oz. fresh
1 1/4 cups unblended vegetable oil (preferably sunflower or olive)
A heat-proof container with a tight-fitting lid (jam jars work well)
Chop the herb and put it in the container with all the oil. Put the container in a pan filled with water to within 1 inch of the top of the container of oil. Simmer slowly for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, allow the oil to cool, and strain well. Discard the spent herbs (makes lovely compost). Refill the canister with the remaining herbs and return to the water bath (remember to replace the lid). Simmer for another 2 hours. Be sure to check the water level occasionally so as to not burn the oil.
When the oil has cooled enough to work with, pour it through a jelly bag or sieve lined with cheesecloth. If using fresh herbs, there may be a watery liquid at the bottom of the oil.
This must be separated and discarded, or else it will spoil the oil over time. This oil can be used as a base for ointments, creams, or salves, or as a massage oil.
SCENTED OILS AND THEIR MAGICKAL POWERS
ACACIA: Possessing high spiritual vibrations, this oil is worn to aid meditation and to develop psychic powers. Some also use it to anoint their altars, censers, and candles.
ALL-SPICE: Very vitalizing. Gives added determination and energy, excellent for convalescents. Anoint daily.
ALMOND: Almond oil, the symbol of wakefulness to the Egyptians, is used in prosperity rituals (anointing candles, money, etc.) and also added to money incenses.
ANISE: A boon to clairvoyance, it is often added to a ritual bath preceding any attempt at divination. It is also worn during divinatory rituals.
APPLE BLOSSOM: Wear to promote happiness and success. Anoint candles during love rituals. Add to bath to aid relaxation.
BASIL: The scent of basil causes sympathy between two people so wear to avoid major clashes. It creates harmony of all kinds. Prostitutes used to wear it in Spain to attract business.
BAYBERRY: Anoint green candles for prosperity in the home. Brings “luck to your home and gold to your pocket.” A magnetic oil to be worn by men.
BENZOIN: This oil brings peace of mind. It is used in purification ceremonies. A drop or two smoldering on a charcoal block will effectively clear the area with billowing clouds of smoke.
BERGAMOT: Used in protective rituals and also in drawing prosperity. Wear on the palm of each hand.
CAMPHOR: Wear to strengthen psychic powers. Also anoint yourself when you have decided to break off with a lover, or when they have done so with you and you find it hard to let go.
CARNATION: This is an oil of power. It is used as an energy restorer after exertion, as an aid to healing, and in consecration ceremonies. Should be worn when extra energy for a ritual is desired.
CINNAMON: A high-vibration oil, used for personal protection. It is also a sexual stimulant in the female. Added to any incense, it increases its powers. Mixed with powdered sandalwood, it makes an incense suitable for all religious or spiritual magic. God for meditation, illumination, and so on.
CINQUEFOIL: Protective, strengthens the five senses. Also “five lucks”- love, money, health, power and wisdom, so is often used to anoint amulet and charm bags.
CLOVE: An aphrodisiac, worn to attract lovers. Inhaled, the oil helps memory and eyesight.
CORIANDER: A love oil used to anoint candles.
CUMIN SEED: Brings peace and harmony to the home. Anoint all doorways once a week just before sunrise when the household is asleep ad all is quiet.
CYCLAMEN: Worn to ease childbirth by the expectant mother. Also used in love and marriage spells.
CYPRESS: An oil of blessing, consecration and protection. It is a symbol of the Earth-element, as well as of death. When attending a funeral of a friend or loved one, wear this oil so that you will be uplifted by the meaning of death as the doorway to but another life. It also effectively screens out the negative vibrations of the mourners. Wear on Samhain to become aware and remember those who have passed on.
EUCALYPTUS: A healing oil, very useful in recuperation after long illnesses. Cures colds with daily application to the throat, forehead and wrists, and by adding it to healing baths. Also used for purifications.
FRANKINCENSE: One of the most sacred of all oils, used to anoint magical tools, the altar, etc. A strong purifier used in exorcisms, purification rituals, and blessings.
GARDENIA: Wear to attract love. A powerful feminine magnetic oil. Protective.
GINGER: A tropical aphrodisiac. Induces passion.
HELIOTROPE: High spiritual vibrations, drenched with the energies of the Sun. Aids in clairvoyance.
HONEYSUCKLE: An oil of the mind, it promotes quick thinking and is often used as a memory aid by dabbing on the temples. Also used in prosperity rituals.
HYACINTH: Brings peace of mind to the mentally disturbed. A very relaxing oil.
HYSSOP: Increases finances, and is added to the bath to create a purifying atmosphere. An excellent oil to wear during all types of magical rituals.
JASMINE: Symbol of the Moon, and of the mysteries of the night. Jasmine oil is used to attract love. The scent helps one relax, sleep, and also facilitates
childbirth. It is sometimes used for meditation and general anointing purposes.
This is a purely spiritual oil.
LAVENDER: Used in healing and purifying rituals, and also to arouse sexual desire in men. Prostitutes wore it extensively to advertise their trade and to attract customers.
LEMON GRASS: An aid to the psychic powers. Wear on the forehead. Spiritualists and mediums use it, for it helps make contact with spirits.
LILAC: Induces Far Memory, the act of recalling past lives. It is also useful in inducing clairvoyant powers in general. Brings peace and harmony.
LOTUS: The sacred oil of the ancient Egyptians, lotus oil has a high spiritual vibration and is suitable for blessing, anointing, meditation, and as a dedicatory oil to your god(s). It is also used in healing rituals. One who wears lotus oil is sure of good fortune and much happiness.
MAGNOLIA: An excellent oil for meditation and psychic development. It also brings peace and harmony.
MELILOT: Fights depression, or what the old Witches used to call melancholy.
MIMOSA: Used in healing rituals, and also in producing prophetic dreams. Anoint the forehead before retiring.
MINT: Used in prosperity spells, and to increase one’s business. Anoint wallets, etc.
MUSK: The universally accepted “sex scent”. It is also worn to purify and to gain courage. It is a magnetic oil, worn with equal success by both sexes.
MYRRH: A purification, protection and hex-breaking oil. Possesses a high vibratory rate, making it excellent for the more religious rituals of magic. Anoint the house every morning and evening as part of any protection ritual.
NARCISSUS: “Stupidfyer”. This oil brings peace and harmony, soothes the nerves and relaxes the conscious mind. A “narcotic” type oil.
NEROLI: Magnetic women’s oil. Rubbed between the breasts to attract men, or onto the temples to give peace.
NUTMEG: This oil is rubbed onto the temples and the third eye to help in meditation and to induce sleep. It is protective as well.
ORANGE BLOSSOM: To make a person in the mood for marriage, wear this oil. Many women add it to their daily baths to build up their attractiveness. Sometimes known as mantrap.
ORRIS ROOT: Attracts the opposite sex. Douse your clothes with the oil.
PATCHOULI: A very powerful occult oil, one of the magnetic oils to be worn by men. It attracts women. Also wards off negativity and evil, gives peace of mind, and is very sensual.
PEONY: A lucky scent for all who need customers, success in business, or good fortune.
PEPPERMINT: Used to create changes within one’s life. Also used to relax and allow one to unwind.
ROSE: The love oil. Used in all love operations, added to baths, and to induce peace and harmony. Take a handful of rose buds, place them in a silver goblet. Pour one dram rose oil over them. Let soak for a week. After this, on a Friday night, burn them over the charcoal to infuse your house with loving vibrations. This is an excellent “peace” incense, and can be done regularly to ensure domestic tranquility.
ROSE GERANIUM: Oil of protection. Anoint window sills, doors of house. Wear on self. Also imparts courage to the wearer. An excellent oil to use to bless a new home or apartment. A few drops on a charcoal block will release its powerful vibrations throughout the entire house. Also used to anoint censers.
ROSEMARY: A very vitalizing oil, rosemary is used in healing rituals and also to promote prudence, common sense, and self assurance. It aids mental powers when rubbed onto the temples. It is also protective and is used much like Rose
Geranium. Rub onto the temples to ease pain of headache and in all healing rituals.
RUE: To break up negativity and curses, anoint a sprig of dried rue with this oil. Tie up in a red bag and carry for protection. Add nine drops of the oil to the bath every night for nine nights in succession during the waning moon to break a spell that has been cast against you. Salt may be added to the bath as well.
SAFFRON: Wear to aid in the development of clairvoyant powers.
SANDALWOOD: Protective, very healing, this oil is used to anoint. It also aids one in seeing past incarnations. Try anointing the forehead to promote the Sight.
SESAME: Gives hope to one who is sick, discouraged or lonely.
SWEET PEA: One of the most beautiful of all scents, sweet pea oil is worn to attract strangers of all kinds, some of whom may become lovers or friends. Wear as a personal oil.
SPIKENARD: Wear during rituals to the ancient deities of Egypt, also to anoint sacred objects, such as altars, tools, etc.
TUBEROSE: Mistress of the Night, as it is also known, is an excellent aphrodisiac. Promotes peace and also aids in psychic powers. Men wear it to attract women. Very much a physical oil.
VANILLA: A vitalizing oil, said to be sexually arousing in women. Use as an energy restorer. Sometimes used to gain extra power during magical ceremonies.
VERVAIN: Assists in obtaining material objects. It also stimulates creativity. Aids those who desire success in the performing and creative arts.
VIOLET: The oil is used in love operations and is sometimes sexually exciting. However, many people cant’s stand the fragrance of the violet, for some curious reason. Once thought to be sacred to the Fairy Queen. Very healing, added to baths.
WISTERIA: The door between the world of men and the realm of the Gods, the passport to higher consciousness and existence, and to bring illumination. Wear only when in complete serenity.
YLANG-YLANG: Makes its wearer irresistible to the opposite sex. Also soothes the problems of married life. Can help in finding a job. If worn to interviews you will be much calmer and more impressive to the interviewer. Sometimes called “Flower of Flowers.”
Zodiac Essential Oil Blends
rose (main scent) frankincense (main) ginger (minor)
Cedarwood (minor) cinnamon (trace) pine (trace)
Add red jasper or ruby to the bottle.
rose (main) jasmine (main) patchouli (minor)
Ylang-ylang(minor) thyme (minor) vetiver (minor)
Add rose quartz or emerald to bottle.
lavender (main) lemongrass (main) violet (minor)
rose (minor) bergamot (minor) peppermint (trace)
Add aquamarine or beryl to bottle.
lavender (main) patchouli (main) peppermint (minor)
cypress (minor) verbena (minor) bergamot (minor)
Add carnelian or agate to bottle.
rose (main) rose geranium (main) lavender (minor)
magnolia (minor) violet (minor) marjoram (minor)
Add topaz or opal to bottle.
myrrh (main) pine (main) lemon (minor)
gardenia (minor) verbena (minor) cinnamon (trace)
Add garnet or topaz to bottle.
clove (main) nutmeg (main) musk (minor)
juniper (minor) rosemary (minor) frankincense (minor)
Add turquoise to bottle.
patchouli (main) cypress (minor) vetiver (minor)
pine (minor) jasmine (minor) myrrh (minor)
Add quartz crystal or garnet to bottle.
lavender (main) patchouli (main) jasmine (minor)
cypress (minor) verbena (minor) vetiver (minor)
Add amethyst to bottle.
sandalwood (main) ylang-ylang (main) clove (minor)
jasmine (minor) ambergris (minor) patchouli (trace)
Add jade or aquamarine to bottle.
jasmine (main) lotus (minor) gardenia (minor)
sandalwood (minor) myrrh (minor) camphor (trace)
Add moonstone to bottle.
frankincense (main) sandalwood (minor) orange (minor)
musk (minor) patchouli (minor) cinnamon (trace)
Add tiger’s eye or ruby to bottle.
Get A Jump on Tomorrow…..
Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, July 3rd
The cosmos offers us a chance to synthesize recent experiences as the Moon flies into conceptual Aquarius at 8:20 am EDT. We finally have enough time to breathe deeply and consider the larger context of our lives. Meanwhile, chatty Mercury forms a cooperative sextile with giant Jupiter, turning the simplest conversations into philosophical discussions. Although communication is essential, we can wait to put our words into action. No hurry, no worry.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You’re relieved by the realization that the potential for positive change outweighs your fear of the unknown. You still don’t know what to expect even if you’re busy anticipating all the best-case scenarios. Events continue to unfold rapidly and you believe you must respond to them right away. Nevertheless, you have more time than you think, so give yourself permission now to experience the excitement without trying to figure everything out. Ironically, you will find your answers about the future by living in the present.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You’re naturally more comfortable when you know exactly where every twist and turn will take you on the road ahead. Unfortunately, you’re likely to grow anxious if you’re unable to describe all the changes occurring in your life now. Luckily, you have a fantastic opportunity to envision your ideal world without the pressure of having to make your visions come true today. Temporarily set your most concrete goals aside and let your imagination guide you gently into the future. You can’t achieve it until you dream it.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You can see farther into the distance today, but your perceptions of reality might not be as accurate as you think. Your enthusiasm is projected onto your surroundings while mischievous Mercury connects with jovial Jupiter, prompting you to imagine positive outcomes to complicated situations before you have all the facts in place. Be sure to explore the shadows, since trouble will surely surface later on if you ignore the subtleties. Investigate all the angles and then head in the direction of your chosen future. Making the most informed decisions possible vastly improves your chances for success.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Coordinating your natural desire for emotional security with your current career goals might require additional analysis. At first, you may resist risking your comfort in order to make progress at work. But feeling vulnerable isn’t as frightening as the thought of missing a rare opportunity to get ahead. Even if the circumstances aren’t as ideal as you wish, you still won’t be able to forgive yourself if you don’t give your dreams your best shot now. No apologies, no regrets.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Your social network is in the midst of change, yet letting go of unhealthy relationships isn’t as messy as you might expect. Your interests are shifting and a new acquaintance may reflect your current dreams better than an old one. Rather than fearfully clinging to the past, embrace the exciting potential that’s around the next bend. Just remember, it’s not an all-or-nothing proposition; you can make improvements without necessarily upsetting those who have your happiness at heart.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your growing excitement over an innovative idea may cause you to lose track of your feelings today as cerebral Mercury aligns with ingenious Uranus and opportunistic Jupiter. Your current emotional detachment helps you think more clearly while visualizing your future, but over-analyzing a decision can also alienate you from your heart. Pay attention to the facts, but don’t forget to delve deeper to uncover your true desires. Sometimes the most obvious choice isn’t the one that leads to happiness.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Your playful mood frees you from the weighty issues that have been lingering on your mind. The quirky Aquarius Moon is drifting through your 5th House of Creativity, intensifying your desire to express yourself more freely. Enjoy your newly found intellectual independence and explore all the different methods you can use to communicate your enthusiasm. However, without a touch of self-restraint you could easily end up wasting time on one unrealistic idea after another, leading you around in circles. Just remember that applying a small dose of caution greatly improves your game.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Relationships with friends and relatives are in the process of transformation because your personal freedom is exceptionally valuable to you now and you’re not likely to compromise it away. Although it’s not in your best interest to walk out on your obligations; you just don’t want anyone to assume that you’ll simply show up on demand. If you want others to respect your boundaries today, you must be willing to state them as clearly as possible. Thankfully, you can express your needs now without triggering any awkward feelings if you’re willing to be transparent.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
re pushing your buttons, requiring you to take a stand today and announce your position. Luckily, people are more likely to truly hear your message while philosophical Jupiter plays wing man to communicator Mercury in your 7th House of Partners. One of your greatest strengths is that you almost always see the glass half full rather than half empty. Your overall attitude is more crucial than the choices you must make now, so don’t diminish your power by suddenly harboring self-doubt. Ironically, it was Helen Keller who said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Your unwavering courage inspires people to support you on your path to success. Your unwillingness to acknowledge the possibility of defeat has more of a positive impact on others now than you realize, making it nearly impossible for anyone to spread negativity in your presence. But don’t let your optimism blind you to the facts or your allies will lose faith in your ability to make sensible judgments. Luckily, you can be confident in your convictions without slipping into denial if you put the truth above everything else.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You’re not in the market for approval from others now; you only seek their acknowledgment and respect. Fortunately, the evocative Moon’s visit to your sign empowers you with clarity and encourages you to share your feelings. There’s no reason to worry about someone’s possible reaction today, for the truth of your words will stand on their own merit. Be genuine and speak from your heart; you will be accepted for your unique contribution by those who matter most.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You may believe your dreams are slipping away today as the reflective Moon disappears into your 12th House of Secrets. However, the possibility of turning your unfulfilled desires into reality is still growing, even if you’re not aware of it in the present moment. Nevertheless, you might indulge yourself with a meandering detour through your favorite fantasies. Letting go of your hopes is not the right solution; use your fertile imagination to create the future you want, instead.
If You Were Born Today, July 2
You have great strength of character and have a gift for seeing the value of things. Although you do have a unique perspective on most matters, you can be very stubborn about seeing only that side to a story. You are a natural leader and often seek to have your way, but you are also quite poised and regal in manner. Learning to compromise is important to your success on a personal level. You are passionate in love. Famous people born today: Hermann Hesse, Ashley Tisdale, Jerry Hall, Lindsay Lohan, Margot Robbie.
Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, July 2
You can be especially sharp in a debate today, dear Aries, and winning an argument, if you are so inclined, is likely now. You are more fluent than usual when it comes to expressing your ideas, and this can take the form of writing and speaking, so be sure to either surround yourself with people or work on emails and other communications that need your attention. Not only you, but also people you are communicating with now, tend to be more open-minded and willing to hear progressive ideas. This can also be a good time to renew or update a work in progress or personal hobby/interest.
This is a good day for ease and flow when it comes to communicating, dear Taurus. You are less attached to what you’re expressing, and this helps you to talk about things, even difficult matters, with facility, making this a good time to release some stress or share a problem with someone. You might delight in a sudden or private attraction now. There could be new insight into a previously complicated issue. The Moon is in your adventure sector all day, encouraging broad, positive thinking.
This can be a fine time for getting your point across, dear Gemini, as well as for networking activities or socializing. You can be especially witty or insightful, and others appreciate you for your ideas and gestures. You might see a friend in an entirely different light, which can be exciting. This can be a time for unusual or unexpected experiences with current and past friends. There can also be a good time for meetings, group activities, and teamwork.
Your thinking is more creative than usual today, dear Cancer. Thoughts of the past or of private, complicated matters, tend to dominate. Even so, you’re putting a new spin on old matters, or seeing old problems in a new light. You could be drawing upon paste experience to advance a project or to improve business affairs. There can be a sudden impulse to contact someone, or you can be the recipient of surprising news or contact. Be sure to break the routine even just a little in order to make the most of the day.
The day is likely to be pleasantly lively for you, dear Leo. It’s a good time for learning new skills, particularly of a technical or scientific nature, but also for what seem to be simple conversations that can lead to something more helpful. New ideas and alternative methods can be inspiring now. It’s a good time to make an announcement, if you need to, particularly about matters that require an open mind. There can also be deeper thinking on health or work matters.
Today is strong for self-expression and pleasant surprises, dear Virgo. Support seems to be there when you need it most, and while you sometimes feel you need to prepare for the worst, it can be a nice surprise that you didn’t really need to do so. Others come through in a pinch, and this can lift your spirits. You are inclined to surprise others today as well, in a pleasant way, and you feel exceptionally open and generous. There is very good energy for updating or renewing a project, particularly related to career or business, and a great love of research.
Conversations can be very fruitful and even inspiring today, dear Libra. Sharing a similar view point, or simply an entirely new one, can help strengthen a bond. You are more expressive than usual, and certainly in the mood to learn or teach. There can be good news today, or you might hear something that awakens your inner spirit. You thoroughly enjoy the theme of cooperation and progressiveness around you today. Even so, there is a strong and important need to replenish yourself through familiar activities that make you feel secure and safe today.
This is likely to be a rather upbeat, fast-paced day, dear Scorpio. Your mind certainly deserves a break from the daily drudge, and this promises to be a day that can involve some intellectual adventure. New insights into old problems can occur now. You can have powerful intuition regarding work methods, as well as health matters. An unusual meeting or friendship can occur today, particularly through daily routines, work, or the pursuit of health goals.
People may be attracted to your progressive thinking today, dear Sagittarius, or you may be attracting others who are expressing interesting or inventive ideas. Romantic excitement is very possible today. Plans seem to change at the very last minute, allowing for experiences that are more spontaneous, freeform, and inspirational. There is good energy for conversations revolving around children, creative projects, and romance, and all conversations can be at the very least interesting and quite possibly very helpful. There can be intriguing news today.
This can be a great day for solving problems, dear Capricorn, but also for communicating ideas, particularly work- or health-related ones. You are more likely to voice concerns, ask for help, or express your ideas. You are entertaining alternatives, and feeling intellectually stimulated. The Moon is in your sign all day (until tomorrow morning), encouraging you to feel and enjoy your emotions and tend to your emotional needs and wants. You could be desiring an overhaul of sorts.
You can take special pleasure in expressing your more unorthodox ideas, and fortunately, others are listening today, dear Aquarius. It’s a very strong day for expressing your ideas, telling stories, and letting someone special know how you feel. Your “audience” is likely to be especially receptive. Take a break from your usual routine now. Sharing ideas and opinions can strengthen a relationship today. Even so, you are likely to need some private time today, and you should honor this need, as emotional replenishment and renewal is important now.
You can make interesting discoveries today, dear Pisces, particularly about home or domestic matters. You might come up with fresh solutions to old problems, or seek out alternative methods to the usual way of doing things, and can be quite satisfied as a result. Being flexible and open-minded is your best bet now, as spontaneity, particularly on a mental level, tends to be rewarded today. A partner might bring a pleasant surprise to your day.
The Moon today is in a Full Moon phase. During a Full Moon the moon is 100% illuminated as seen from Earth and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Moon will be visible throughout the night sky rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning. The point at which a Full Moon occurs can be measured down to a fraction of a second. The time it takes between full moons is known as a Synodic month and is 29.530587981 days long.
Phase Details for – Thursday, July 2, 2015
Moon Age: 15.19 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 375,674.17 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,097,398.77 km
Brownies live in England and Scotland (Urisks), and are solitary faeries. They are one to two feet tall, with brown, wizened faces and hair that grows all over their body like teddy bears. They usually go naked but occasionally wear hooded brown cloaks. Brownies come out at night to do the chores when everyone is asleep, and are gone by the first cock call. They take care of the household pets, do unfinished jobs such as mowing; threshing; milking; shearing; tending the pets, livestock, and farm animals; shoe making; sewing; and cleaning.
Brownies can bring good fortune to your family provided you treat them well. Give them food and drink such as milk and cookies to win their favors, but never give them gifts or wages. To encourage a helpful brownie to come to your home, cast this spell tonight.
You will need a broom, a glass of milk, and a plate of cookies.
Before you go to sleep, sweep your front doorway and back doorway clean. Also sweep your fireplace or woodstove hearth clean if you have one. Put the glass of milk and cookies on the counter or table in your kitchen. Say:
I offer this milk and these cookies
to the kind and helpful brownies
who may grace my home tonight.
As you drift to sleep, repeat over and over:
May the kind and helpful brownies
grace my dreams and my home tonight.
In the morning, write everything you recall from your dreams in your journal. Return any remaining milk and cookies to the earth as an offering to the brownies. As you do, say:
Thank you, kind brownies.
May you always be blessed!
Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year