Hate to leave good company, but as usual “life calls!”

Circle Is Open Pictures

But we will back later on this evening. I was looking through another hosting site that we have not used in forever. I didn’t actually know some of those sites even still existed. But there are several and they have some excellent information on them. So either Mystie or myself will be moving that information and closing those blogs down.

 

I know you have heard of me taking about closing sites down. My reasoning behind that is to get everything centrally located. It is much easier to manage and also you have a lot of good information at your fingertips. Also these sites have some old spells on them, whoever is here this evening will be putting the spells here and on our Shadow Book. I didn’t realize till last night, the traffic our Shadow Book is getting. Due to this fact, we are going to start to build it up as well.

So you know our plans for now. Have a great day!

Till this evening, my sweets,

Love ya,

Lady A

One more thing, you might notice the sidebars have changed just a tadbit. If you happen to be looking for Coven Life or The Herbal Corner, I have moved their banners. They are now located at the bottom part of the site.

Astronomy Picture of the Day – Andromeda Rising over the Alps

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2015 August 17


Andromeda Rising over the Alps
Image Credit & Copyright: Matteo Dunchi

 

 

Explanation: Have you ever seen the Andromeda galaxy? Although M31 appears as a faint and fuzzy blob to the unaided eye, the light you see will be over two million years old, making it likely the oldest light you ever will see directly. Now rising near a few hours after sunset from mid-latitude northern locations, Andromeda is rising earlier each night and will be visible to northerners all night long starting in September. The featured image captured Andromeda rising above the Italian Alps last month. As cool as it may be to see this neighboring galaxy to our Milky Way with your own eyes, long duration camera exposures can pick up many faint and breathtaking details. Recent data indicates that our Milky Way Galaxy will collide and coalesce with the slightly larger Andromeda galaxy in a few billion years.

Your Daily Planet Tracker for August 17th: Mercury in Virgo, Now Until Aug 27, 2015

 

 

 

 

Planet Tracker

Mercury in Virgo

Now Until Aug 27, 2015

 

Mercury, the planet of communication, has two home signs: Gemini and Virgo. Gemini represents the objective airy side of thought, while Virgo is the practical, earthy side. Mercury in Virgo, then, is a time when thought is most likely to be used with efficiency and conversation grounded in reality.

A planet is considered to be strong when in its home sign, one which it is said to rule. This helps direct and refine its energies to higher levels of purity and power. Mercury in Virgo is, therefore, a strong period in which to analyze and criticize with great precision. Taken to its extremes, however, this can become a narrowness of thought that kills imagination and abstraction. Mercury in Virgo often works best after original ideas are born in rough form that can then be polished and refined.

Those born with Mercury in Virgo usually have very sharp minds that readily comprehend complex patterns and fine details. Success, though, comes when this narrow view is balanced with awareness of the big picture and higher orders of reality. The best thinkers are able to move comfortably among various perspectives to give the widest understanding possible.

Those born with Mercury in Virgo include the highly regarded basketball coach Phil Jackson, law professor Alan Dershowitz, Lyndon Johnson, Yasser Arafat, writers H.P. Lovecraft and Truman Capote, astronaut Neil Armstrong, chef Julia Child and spiritual teacher Sri Aurobindo.

The world of music offers composers Claude Debussy and George Gershwin, and singers Bobby Short, Whitney Houston and Madonna. Acting Mercury in Virgos include Dustin Hoffman, Peter O’Toole, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Melanie Griffith, Steve Martin, Michael Douglas, Chevy Chase, Lucille Ball and Mae West.

 

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Your Daily Influences for August 17th

Your Daily Influences
August 17th, 2015

 

The Seven of Wands Reversed
Employ caution and courage in your ventures. Knowledge is your ally, arrogance your enemy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raidho
There may be delays in reaching your goals. You may become disassociated from those around you. Try to keep your lines of communication open.

 

 

 

The Food Charm
Your health vibration is very high! You are energetic and feel you can accomplish anything. This aspect reflects positive vibrations due to diet. This will continue for a few weeks.

 

 

 

Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.

Your Daily Charm for August 17th is Abracadabra

Your Charm for Today

Abracadabra

Today’s Meaning:

The most powerful of all talisman indicating you or someone close to you will recover from an infection.

General Description:

One of the most famous of all talismans, and used as a magical formula by the Gnostics in Rome for invoking the aid of beneficent spirits against disease, misfortune and death. Sammonieus, the celebrated Gnostic physician; instructed that the letters of this magical triangle which he used for curing agues and fevers, were to be written on paper, folded into the shape of a cross, worn for nine days suspended from the neck, and, before sunrise, cast behind the patient into a stream running eastward. It was also a most popular charm in the middle ages. During the Great Plague, 1665, great numbers of these amulets were worn as supposed safeguards against infection.

Your Animal Spirit for Monday, August 17th is The Mockingbird

Your Animal Spirit for Today
August 17, 2015

Mockingbird

Mockingbirds are master imitators, and can mimic the calls of many other birds. They’re also fearless protectors of their nest, and will attack any bird (no matter how large) to protect their young. Mockingbird’s lesson for you today is twofold: to listen to how you might be mimicking others—instead of listening to your own true voice; and to examine the value of what you defend. Hmmm?

Shuffling The Cards, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for August 17th

Shuffling The Cards, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Today

 

Past Influence whose impact on your life is waning

The Green Man

Where the Green Man appears the mystery and untamed energy of nature abounds. The Green Man indicates the presence of choices and powers that have not been muted by civilization. The Green Man represents the antithesis of technology and industrialization. He offers primal energies veiled in mystery and derived from the spirit of nature in its purest form.

 

 

 

 

Present Influence whose impact on your life is very strong.

The Dove

Throughout history the Dove has symbolized peace and innocence in nearly all cultures. Dove’s soft cooing and gentle nature bring a calmness to any situation. The Dove appears where peace has been attained or there is a need to bring events to a peaceful ending. It denotes a time to let lose of grievances and settle conflicts in a way that benefits all parties equally.

 

 

 

 

Future influence whose impact on your life is growing and will be very strong in the future.

Alturism

Altruism denotes the noble act of giving to those in need without the expectation of a return. The act of giving has been seen as one of humankind’s greatest attributes throughout history. It is honored in nearly every culture. To give is a gift to both those who receive and those who give. Giving is usually associated with addressing the material needs of others, but the gift given can take many forms such as wisdom or protection or simply a shoulder to cry on.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for August 17 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 managed 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.

Your Daily Witches Rune for August 17th is Woman

Today’s Witches Rune

Woman

Meaning: The first meaning of this rune is quite obvious: it represents women. Any woman that is important in the question, whether you know her or not, will be represented by this rune. Mother, sister, aunt, grandma, a female boss, friend, lover or even enemy… all can be symbolized by the appearance of this rune.

In a more general sense, this rune is related to traditional female abilities and characteristics, such as giving birth, nurturing, comforting and healing. When this rune appears, you can count on the sympathy of others towards you or your situation. In its most negative aspects, the Woman rune can show over-protectiveness, a patronizing attitude or co-dependency. It often strives to maintain the status quo, refusing to change even if the situation is bad.

The Woman rune is connected to nurturing – nurturing a relationship, a person or a project. Like the Moon rune, it can be related to finding a safe place to rest and heal, but while the Moon implies a solitary retreat, the Woman often shows that you need to go back to the people you trust, the people you feel safe with.

Healing is another strong aspect of this symbol, as well as teaching. You can be both the patient/student or the healer/teacher when this rune appears. This rune is also connected to creativity, but in a way that is different from the Romance rune. While the latter is about the conception of a project – the initial stages of creation – the Woman is about the birth of this project. When your creation is brought out into the world, fully manifested.

In relationship readings, this rune isn’t bad, but rather weak. While it can indicate subtle ties between people, these are usually so, so subtle that the partners can easily drift away from each other. It can show that one of the partners sees the other as someone who needs to be protected and healed, rather than an equal. Usually, the romance is a bit stagnated when this rune appears, or very close to becoming a friendship.

 

 

Source:

Your Spiritual Journey Australia

Your Daily Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for August 17th is Lust

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

Lust


While similar to classic Tarot’s Strength card, Lust goes a step further by suggesting we should enjoy the pleasures of exercising our strengths, sating our passions, and embracing that which allows one to express the majesty of their unique self. The lust this card indicates is not purely sexual, but at its most basic this lust is a primal desire to experience life to the fullest degree possible while taming our more beastly side. Lust implies that we not fight with our base instincts, but rather that we accept and manage and nourish them as an essential aspect of maintaining a balanced, complete self.

Your Daily I Ching Hexagram for August 17th is 16: Satisfying

Today’s I Ching Hexagram

August 17th, 2015
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16: Satisfying

 

 

 

 

Summary:
Abide by your instincts. Take action when you sense the time is right.
Line One of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Remain ever ready. Continue to do good work.
Line Two of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Look for immediate solutions to obstacles in your path.
Line Three of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Do not procrastinate. Loss of time will injure your projects.
Line Four of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Do not doubt your actions or decisions. You will do the right thing. Enjoy your success.
Line Five of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Remain ethical. Fix your errors and bolster your shortcomings.
Line Six of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Prepare for a new project. Dwelling on past glories may harm you.

Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for August 17th

Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Today

 

Tbw-sowilohe Past
Sowilo

The Sun Rune, denotes power and strength. That which you want may be attained. Sowilo also denotes mental clarity and added warmth to your relationships.

 

bw-jeraThe Present
Jera

Jera denotes positive, recurring cycles, fertility and a time to harvest rewards from your hard work.

 

The Future
Uruz

Uruz reversed may represent a time of discord in your life and a disassociation from your inner strengths. You may be in a rut—absent of goals or challenges. The power to change this lies within you. While opportunities may seem to be nonexistent, they are there and waiting for you to find them.