Your Daily Tarot Card for August 21st is Temperance

 

 

 

Tarot Card of the Day

Courtesy of the Experts at Tarot.com

Temperance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.)

 

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Saturday, August 22nd

 

 

 

 

 

Get a Jump on Tomorrow…

Your Horoscopes for Saturday, August 22nd

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

With Mars, your ruler, in awkward aspect to the planet of communication and the planet of dreams today, you could be both edgy and uncertain, dear Aries. Be careful not to criticize someone, particularly a lover or child, in the process of trying to sort things out. As well, you could be on the fence about a matter, possibly a romance or creative pursuit, as you could question whether it’s truly in line with your ideals or dreams. This is likely very temporary, but the need to adjust either your expectations or your plans can arise now. This afternoon, the Moon’s move into fellow Fire sign Sagittarius can improve your mood considerably.

Taurus

Taurus

This morning, you could be on the fence about a matter, dear Taurus, and you may feel out of sync with others, possibly because you’re not entirely sure what you want. There can be a lot to think about later today, to the point that you may have a hard time turning your thoughts off long enough to relax. Impatience can lead to disagreements or irritability. There can be a combative energy that is better applied to work than it is to relationships. The Moon’s movement into your solar eighth house this afternoon brings a stronger need for strategy in your life. It’s time for making longer-term plans, but avoid rushing things.

Gemini

Gemini

It can be a good time to satisfy your needs for conversation, learning experiences, and personal contact, but you may want to keep things informal, as some facts can be missing or difficult to see, dear Gemini. Pressure builds as the day progresses, but clarity increases. Watch your temper and avoid pushing something that you can’t change, allowing for unexpected changes that are out of your control. This afternoon the quick-moving Moon enters your partnership sector and your powers of negotiation rise, as long as you don’t jump too quickly to express yourself.

Cancer

Cancer

The day should begin with few pressures, dear Cancer, and some time alone may be in order if it can be managed. The desire to fill your needs for comfort can be strong, but watch for excesses. It can be difficult to feel directed and motivated now. Tensions can rise as the day advances, particularly if you are relying on schedules to go as planned or if you are rushing things. It’s a good time to tackle a project or problem, but it can be difficult to stop thinking once you get going, even if you need to relax.

Leo

Leo

Complicated feelings can easily bubble up to the surface today, seemingly out of nowhere, dear Leo. Anger or resentment that you have buried or brushed to the side can emerge now in unexpected ways, and while the feelings can be confusing at first and you should absolutely deal with them, do not let them control you either. Avoid rushing things, particularly business and finance related endeavors. The Moon enters fellow Fire sign, Sagittarius, and your pleasure sector this afternoon, and you tend to seek out creative ways to express yourself.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

The tendency for something to burn out nearly as quickly as it’s started today runs very high, dear Virgo. Both physically and mentally, avoid over-exerting yourself. An example would be beginning a new exercise program with high expectations, but instead of easing into it, you push too hard to the point of mild injury. Overdoing something now can actually prevent you from continuing it tomorrow, so take it easy. As well, be careful that you don’t attempt to force an issue or talk ahead of yourself – both strong possibilities with Mercury in your sign and Mars in the sign behind yours, forming a difficult aspect with one another. Speaking prematurely about your plans may not be wise right now.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

Friends can be a tad unreliable today, dear Libra, and there may be problems with distractions getting in the way of work or business. The trick is to think outside of the box now, as anything too ordinary or mundane will only serve to frustrate now. If someone seems to be trying to make you feel guilty, don’t fall game. Choose entertaining, imaginative activities today if it’s possible. There can be some vacillation or ambivalence this morning, but pressure increases as the day goes forward. Extra energy seems available on a mental level, which is best applied to work or hobbies. Otherwise, there could be tense interactions or an overactive mind that never seems to let you rest.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

Avoid letting your mind wander into darker territory today, dear Scorpio, as your imagination is strong and a little skewed to the negative. Filling in the blanks could be a time and energy waster. There can be vacillation this morning, but as the day advances, more clarity. While impatience or brusqueness is a possibly byproduct of a Mercury-Mars aspect in effect later today, if you channel the extra mental energy well, you can make nice progress on a project. The Moon in your sign until afternoon makes you quite visible and connects you strongly to the world around you, after which you’re more interested in manifesting and practical applications than you are making emotional connections.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

Desires can come on suddenly today but may not last, dear Sagittarius, so keep that in mind if something takes hold of you and you want immediate results. It’s a strong time for incubating ideas, but not the best time to launch them. Some uncertainty or unpredictability in others is likely to be experienced now, but don’t let others’ behavior faze you or prevent you from having a good day. The Moon entering your sign this afternoon can bring your emotions bubbling up to the surface, and it can also stimulate a stronger need to feel emotionally connected and alive through your experiences.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

It can be difficult to get what you want today, especially if you are not entirely sure you want it – or if a part of you doesn’t think you deserve it! Clarity comes as the day advances, but impatience may be a problem. Early today, things may be moving too slowly for your liking. The pace of the day can be a little chaotic later on, however, especially if you are trying to push something forward that needs more time to develop naturally. The Moon moves into your privacy sector late afternoon, and you might feel the need to take a break. A personal time-out can do a world of good now.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Others, especially a partner or close friend, can be hard to pin down today, but try not to let their unreliability or irritability faze you, dear Aquarius. It’s temporary and it’s also likely they’re simply wrapped up in their own “issues” right now. As much as you might want to bring up a certain topic, it may be premature to do so. As the day progresses, you might seek comfort from peers or people who don’t have expectations. Mental activity is strong, making it easy to get into arguments, however, but it can also be a good time for tackling a complicated problem or for avidly pursuing a mental interest.

Pisces

Pisces

Misunderstandings are possible today, dear Pisces. You might rub someone the wrong way with the appearance that you know better, even if you don’t intend it (and even if you do know better right now!). Your ideas may be a little too ahead of your time to be totally understood. Later today, you might be feeling as if others are too pushy or aggressive with you. You may be on the fence about an issue, but it’s probably better that you stay that way just for now, as it’s difficult to discern between whim and true desire today. However, this can be a strong time for mental energy.

Birthdays on the Leo-Virgo Cusp

Birthdays on the Leo-Virgo Cusp

Learn all about the personality born on “The Cusp of Exposure”

Tarotcom Staff

If you were born on the Leo-Virgo cusp, from about August 19 to August 25, you were born on “The Cusp of Exposure,” but that’s not as risque as it sounds. In fact, you face some not-so-fun and conflicting energy in your life.

Leo is a Fire sign and Virgo is an Earth sign, which means there are contrary elements to your personality. The question is, will the fire in your heart be smothered by the Earth, or will it burn bright?

Because these cuspers were born between such very different signs, it’s hard to say which way they’ll lean. Some on the Leo-Virgo cusp gravitate more toward Leo’s need for drama and attention, while others are more like Virgo and prefer a quiet, less social lifestyle.

Whichever way you lean, though, your personality will most likely be hardworking and passionate, especially when dedicated to a particular cause.

Learn more about the challenging Leo-Virgo Cusp:

Name of Cusp: The Cusp of Exposure

Date Range: August 19 to August 25

Strengths: Hardworking, passionate, discriminating, positive, success-driven and honest.

Weaknesses: Critical, antisocial, manipulative, stubborn, quarrelsome and melodramatic.

How Leo and Virgo energy work together: Leo’s flair for drama and Virgo’s down to earth practicality don’t always mix well. These cuspers need to be careful of living a life of extremes — either bold and loud or silent and secretive. But if they can strike a balance between their extroverted and introverted sides, they will master the rare ability to know exactly when to speak up and when to remain silent.

What they love: Getting behind a good cause. Leo is a loving and natural born leader, while Virgo is hardworking, detail oriented and devoted to helping others. Together this is a persuasive cusp combination that is happiest when rallying a group of people in support of a great cause. And know this: They will succeed!

What they need: Intimacy. It won’t come easy for these cuspers, who value secrets and privacy above all else, but they really need to have people in their lives who know them well and love them for exactly who they are.
Advice: Leo-Virgo cuspers must learn to share more of themselves with others, which will in turn help them get in better touch with their own feelings and emotions.

Famous people born on the Leo-Virgo cusp: Coco Chanel, Matthew Perry, Bill Clinton, John Stamos, Gene Roddenberry, Robert Plant, Fred Durst, Connie Chung, Kenny Rogers, Wilt Chamberlain, Kim Cattrall, Ray Bradbury, John Lee Hooker, Tori Amos, Barbara Eden, Gene Kelly, River Phoenix, Shelley Long, Kobe Bryant, Marlee Matlin, Dave Chappelle, Leonard Bernstein, Sean Connery, Gene Simmons, Elvis Costello, Billy Ray Cyrus, Claudia Schiffer.

 

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If You Were Born Today, August 21

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If You Were Born Today, August 21

You have a strong desire to make a difference in life – to carve your own identity and style and to be recognized for these things. You seem to know a little about everything, and your assessment of any given situation is quick and usually accurate. Your mind is sharp, and you are an independent and highly creative thinker. Although different, your ideas are accepted by others overall, as people sense your sincerity. Somewhat rebellious, you don’t readily accept labels or restrictions by authority. One of your most valuable traits is your versatility. You bounce back from setbacks, and you learn from them. You may be attracted to people who have an aura of mystery around them, and who tend to have problems to solve. You seek a powerful and even dramatic connection to a partner. Famous people born today: Kenny Rogers, Wilt Chamberlain, Kim Cattrall, Alicia Witt, Hayden Panettiere, Carrie-Anne Moss, Patty McCormack.

Source:
Café Astrology

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 21st

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 21st

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

While on many levels you’re feeling freer these days, dear Aries, today there could be some indicators that you need to slow down or make adjustments; or you could experience temporary doubts about recent projects or even relationships. Getting back on track may require a rest or some tweaking of expectations. This is not the time to rush things! You don’t always like to slow things down, but it can be a very important strategy at times like these. Avoid cutting corners today. There could be a challenge to filling your heart’s desire or a discouragement in a love relationship. Try not to allow power games with a boss or authority figure, or worrisome money matters, spoil your good humor. You’re heading towards a wonderful period for getting on track with health routines and daily work.

Taurus

Taurus

Be sure-footed today, dear Taurus, even if someone seems to be putting a damper on your plans, or if you face criticism. However, it’s also important to be humble with Saturn in difficult aspect to the Sun, and both bodies in challenging relationship to your sign. Even if lessons come in annoying packages, you could learn something valuable from missteps today. Relationships can be a little strained, or there could be some discomfort or feeling of lack of support with a family or partnership situation. Taking things one step at a time is important now, and keeping things simple can ultimately speed things up, even if it feels that you’re taking one step backwards at the moment. Life is unlikely to feel so serious as the day moves forward. You are entering a wonderful period for finding more enjoyment and recreation. Many Tauruses are coming out of their shells these days, and this is expected to continue and increase.

Gemini

Gemini

While there is generally good energy for feeling a sense that you’re moving forward these days, dear Gemini, you might be a little more guarded later today, or circumstances are such that you need to set limits. Responsibilities or problems can seem a little more plentiful or burdensome. There can be some feelings of frustration if you encounter delays and stresses. With the Sun and Saturn in challenging aspect, it’s best to look at any apparent setbacks as opportunities to make changes before moving forward. There is a tendency to see flaws on practical levels, which gives you the chance to make important changes. The Moon is in your work and health sector all day, bringing out your need to feel useful and to take care of business.

Cancer

Cancer

The Sun and Saturn clash today, dear Cancer, and this points to a general need to slow down, get perspective, and think things through. Look for a middle ground if conflicts emerge. Others may not be as forthcoming, warm, or expressive, which can feel a little cold, but could also allow you enough space to discover resources you may not have known you had. Focus on long-term security and happiness instead of short-term pleasure or instant gratification for best results today. Avoid undue stress over money or over differences in values. In fact, there is good energy later today for finding creative solutions to either of these things, and for bonding with someone special.

Leo

Leo

You could find it challenging today to satisfy both your need for independence and desire for security and assurance, dear Leo, or to pursue your personal goals without feeling you’re letting someone down. Some of you could be dealing with disapproving or withholding people right now. Domestic chores, responsibilities, or problems in the family dynamic can weigh you down. The key now is to be patient, seek out long-term satisfaction rather than instant gratification, and practice self-discipline. You’ll feel better about pursuing your desires if you’ve given your responsibilities their due attention.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

In just two days, the Sun will enter your sign and begin a cycle in which personal new beginnings are encouraged, dear Virgo. There has been quite a bit of preparation work for this upcoming period. Not only is Jupiter visiting your sign this year, something that happens only once every twelve years, a Solar Eclipse will occur in your sign in September, awakening a stronger need to tend to your personal goals. Today, the Sun in your privacy sector is challenged by Saturn and Pluto, and this can point to some hesitation, fear, or regret that temporarily slows you down. You could feel overlooked or put upon, but keep in mind that this is only temporary, and possibly quite necessary. You may not feel very understood, and while prolonged self-pity is never encouraged, if some of it serves good purpose, then indulge yourself before getting yourself back on track. You can help yourself by adjusting your speed, following rules, exercising patience, and conserving your energy by prioritizing.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

There can be a sense that there’s a break in the natural flow today, dear Libra, with the Sun and Saturn in a clashing aspect. Whether it’s negative thinking, fear, or something coming from the outside, such as a delay or sudden reminder of a responsibility that needs your attention, you could be feeling a little burdened or discouraged. Focusing on long-term security and benefits can help, as instant gratification is unlikely just for now. It can also be helpful to focus on small ways to rebuild your confidence if you feel it’s dipping. Tending to responsibilities can be one way to do so. Aiming to look for and appreciate the simple but positive things in your life can also boost your spirits. Keep expectations simple. A creative aspect between your ruler, Venus, and Pluto can help turn your attention to something positive that you’ve previously overlooked, and might even point to finding something of value that you thought you’d lost.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

This is an important time to recommit to your goals, or to adjust them in order they better suit your purpose, dear Scorpio. Your approach to going after what you want may need some tweaking. This is not the time to push, prod, or go against the grain, just for the time being. You could be feeling on some level that you’re on trial or being tested, and the best defense for this is to do the best you can and exercise patience. Look for ways to maximize long-term success or happiness rather than focusing on the short term. Energy levels can be a little low now, and if so, take time and get extra rest until strength returns. The Moon in your sign all day can certainly encourage you to look for instant gratification, and there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence from time to time, but the best favor you can do for yourself at the moment is to slow down to consider your priorities.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

There could be a need to revise plans or something you’ve said, dear Sagittarius, with Saturn challenging the Sun in your adventure sector. Watch for negative thoughts or self-limiting attitudes now, but do consider ways to bring more self-discipline into your life. This is especially important as Saturn prepares to re-enter your sign, which encourages you to take measures to secure your future in the long-term rather than focus too closely on getting what you want in the moment. The Moon is spending the day in your privacy sector, encouraging you to detach yourself a little from hustle and bustle in order to rest and recharge your emotional batteries.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

Friends or lovers may fall short of your expectations in some way today, dear Capricorn. However, it may be that you need to make your needs clearer to others. This may not be the best time to do so, as the Sun in challenging aspect to Saturn can mean people have a lot on their plate right now, wrestling with their own demons. However, you might resolve to ask for what you want more often going forward. This is a day for catching your breath and looking for better strategies for pursuing your goals. In some cases, it’s time to consider whether a particular goal or endeavor needs to evolve or dissolve. The Moon spends the day in your friendship and wishes sector, and you’re more emotionally invested than usual in seeking out a stronger feeling of belonging.

Aquarius

Aquarius

With the Sun and Saturn in challenging aspect today, dear Aquarius, it’s an important time for strengthening your resolve, but also for taking steps to make your life a little more secure. Responsibilities need special attention today, and the focus should be on activities that make a real difference rather than those that fill a need of the moment. Some of you could be feeling caged in or simply in demand. If people are expecting too much from you, aim to be clearer about your need for positive attention as well. Even though it can feel more rewarding to receive without having to ask for it, a gentle reminder can do wonders. You are coming across so competently these days that others can sometimes forget that you’re only human and can use some appreciation for all that you do.

Pisces

Pisces

Find ways to work around any roadblocks or delays that emerge today, dear Pisces. If you find your motivation levels waning, it may be that you need to adjust goals or your approach to pursuing them. A Sun-Saturn square today can serve as a reminder of rules or practical details that we may have been overlooking. You have a stronger than usual need to express yourself through the work you do or service you provide these days, but today you could feel overburdened or under-appreciated for your efforts. Aim to please yourself by meeting your responsibilities so that you can get over the current hump, and avoid concerning yourself too much about what others are doing or thinking. You may very well come to a stronger appreciation of your ability to rely on yourself. The Moon spends the day in your adventure sector, and even if you can’t quite get away from it all right now, you can certainly look for ways to excite your mind or satisfy a desire for a small change in routine.

A Weekend Overview of Your Love Horoscopes for Aug. 21 thru 23

Weekend Love Horoscope

August 21-23: Crushed hopes

It might appear that there’s promise in the air this weekend when it comes to love. An emotionally rich Scorpio Moon on Friday will lead into an open, adventurous Sagittarius Moon by Saturday afternoon and yes — you may crave a bit of fun and escapade with your playmate. The problem, however, is that on Friday evening a nagging square between the Sun and Saturn threatens to rain on your parade.

This square is a frustrating reminder that life and love is not always about pleasure. In fact, there is a price to pay in order to play, and this weekend you will see exactly how much that price is. Any hope that you have for an easy breezy weekend of love and pleasure might easily be crushed under the weight of duty and responsibility. Ouch!

This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*

* Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential.

 

 

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The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for August 21st

 

 

 

 

The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for August 21st

 

LEO STRONG
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
VIRGO STRONG
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
SCORPIO STRONG
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.

BALANCE OF ELEMENTS

FIRE STRONG
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
AIR WEAK
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.

BALANCE OF MODES

CARDINAL WEAK
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
FIXED STRONG
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.

Astrology of Today – August 21, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – August 21, 2015

Summary:

If we’re moving too fast in a particular project, endeavor, or relationship, then we may encounter signs that it’s time to slow down or make some adjustments.

  • The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Saturday, August 22nd, at 4:40 PM).
  • The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
  • A New Moon occurred on the 14th and a First Quarter Moon will occur on the 22nd.
  • Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).

Your Current Moon Phase for August 21st is Waxing Crescent

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Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 37%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Phase Details for – Friday, August 21, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 37%
Moon Age: 6.18 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 399,093.89 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,329,232.30 km

Source:
MoonGiant.com

Lady A’s Special of the Day – Herb Jar to Enhance Your Powers Physically and Mentally

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Herb Jar to Enhance Your Powers Physically and Mentally

 

Fill one jar with the following:

Cinnamon [for dream Magick]

Nutmeg [for good luck]

Allspice [healing]

Ginger [lunar Magick]

Basil [protection]

Fennel seeds [spiritual healing]

Garlic [spiritual purification]

Marjoram [protection]

Sage [spiritual purification]

Cloves [protection]

Mustard seed [protection]

 

Before you do any scrying or any kind or psychic work, inhale the scent deeply and shake the jar gently.

 

The Witches Magick for the 21st Day of the Wort Moon – Handy Hints Love Spell

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Handy Hints Love Spell

 

Put more fun, love, and romance in your life with this spell.

After dark on a sheet of clean paper, write down eight places your lover’s hands could be other than in his or her favorite magazine, the current book he or she is reading, or the newspaper. Entitle your list “Touch Me Baby!” Make your list as erotic as you like. Hold the list in your hands, and say three times:

Fun, love, romance, blessed be!

Now, put the list where your love will find it in the newspaper, book, or magazine you know he or she will read in the next week. When you slip it in place, repeat:

Fun, love, romance, blessed be!

 

 

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Let’s Talk Witch – Writing and Working Your Own Spells

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Writing and Working Your Own Spells

 

While using spells made by other people can be just as effective, writing your own spells is not that difficult at all. In fact, in some cases, it is more than encouraged. Another person’s work will not resonate with you as much as your own words will. Even when working with a traditional spell, making modifications to the words to suit your specific goal can enhance the results.

Learning how to write original spells is important to you as a modern practitioner especially in times when the exact kind of spell that you are searching for cannot be found in a book.

Work a vague spell and you are likely to get a vague result. With the exception of a few special cases, the first secret to writing an effective spell is to be as specific as possible. This entails knowing exactly what you want. Try not to send mixed signals to the universe because if you do, it is likely to come back to you. This is why, as previously mentioned, meditation is often a prerequisite prior to dealing with spells.

You should take your time to formulating the words. Remember the ambiguous wording can be dangerous. Also, be careful what you ask for because, well, you know the rest…

Symbolism plays a crucial role in magick spell workings. The second thing to consider when writing an original magick spell is whether you need certain tools to accompany it. The commonly used tools for spells include crystals, candles, robes, incense and herbs. While these items may not possess magick by themselves, they help in building the atmosphere. Remember to cleanse and consecrate these objects before using them.

The third ingredient to working a spell is the timing. You must determine whether the moon phase is a vital factor to your spell. Performing a spell under the right moon phase is likely to increase its effectiveness. Keep in mind that spells used to attract things and spells for abundance are best performed under a waxing moon.

A full moon provides the highest energy, followed by the new moon. Spells used to send things away are performed under a waning moon. If a spell needs to be performed during a specific time of the day or for several successive nights or days, follow it conscientiously.

A magick spell is more effective when you keep them in tune with the seasons. For example, you can do spells used to start things during the planting season and do spells used for obtaining things during harvest season.

Write down your magick spell on paper. The written word, in itself, is magick. While you write, you are transferring your energy into your words. Writing by hand also enables you to enter a different state of consciousness.

If a spell has not worked within an entire lunar month, chances are you need to rework the wording or the procedure.

Finally, the most important rule: Believe in your spell. Working a spell, no matter how wonderfully worded, without believing in it will result to failure. You should never attempt to cast a spell without sufficient faith in magick because doing so is to render yourself vulnerable to negative forces.

 

 

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Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Consualia

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August 21

Consualia

Held annually in Rome on August 21, Consualia was a celebration of the harvest held in honor of Consus. There would have been a sacrifice and offerings of the first fruits, followed by horse racing in the Circus Maximus. The horses and chariots would have been decorated in garland and paraded before the altar of Consus, which was kept underground and exposed only on August 21 and at the preceding celebration of Consualia and the Festival of The Pales.

Consus

Consus was the ancient Roman Earth God of granary and was connected with the harvest and Autumn sowing. He had an underground barn and altar at the Circus Maximus, which was only uncovered at his twice-yearly festivals. Consus also had a temple on the Aventine Hill, and his sacrifical offerins consisted of first fruits. Consus was also identified with the Greek God Poseidon and with Neptune, presumably because of his association with horses. HIs symbols include the horse and chariot, cornucopia, all fruits, vegetables and grain. His colors are gold, brown, and rust, and his numerical values are 7 and 21.

 

Home & Hearth Magick for Friday, August 21

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Home & Hearth Magick for Friday, August 21

 

On Fridays cast for love, luxury, pleasure and entertainment

Planetary Influence: Venus

Household Symbols: A sea shell, a fountain, fresh flowers, your wedding ring or wedding phot, red or pink paper hearts, apples and cherries.

Color: Pink and aqua green

Kitchen Spices: Thyme and sugar

 

 

Source:
Cottage Witchery
Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Ellen Dugan

 

The Witches Correspondences for Friday, August 21st

The Pentagram

FRIDAY CORRESPONDENCES

Venus/Water/East/West/South/Dawn/Female/Libra/Taurus

 

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Heart

Color: aqua, blue, light blue, brown, green, pale green, magenta, peach, pink, rose, white, all pastels

Number: 5, 6

Metal: copper

Charm: green or white garments, scepter

Stone: alexandrite, amethyst, coral, diamond, emerald, jade, jet, black moonstone, peridot, smoky quartz, tiger’s-eye, pink tourmaline

Animal: camel, dove, elephant, goat, horse, pigeon, sparrow

Plant: apple, birch, cherry, clematis, clove, coriander, heather, hemlock, hibiscus, ivy, lotus, moss, myrtle, oats, pepperwort, peppermint, pinecone, quince, raspberry, rose, pink rose, red rose, rose hips, saffron, sage, savin, stephanotis, strawberry, thyme, vanilla, verbena, violet, water lily, yarrow, and all flowers

Incense: ambergris, camphor, mace, musk, myrrh, rose, saffron, sage, sandalwood, sweetgrass, vanilla, violet, all floral scents

Goddess: Aphrodite, Asherah, Baalith, Brigid, Erzulie, Freya (Passionate Queen), Frigg, Gefion, Harbor (Beautiful One), Hestia, Inanna, Ishtar (Lady of Passion and Desire), Lakshmi, Lilith, Mokosh, Nehalennia, Nerthus, Ostara, Pombagira, Sarasvati, Shakti, Shekinah, Sirtur, Al Uzza, Venus (Queen of Pleasure), Vesta

God: Allah, Bacchus, Bes, Cupid, the Dagda, Dionysus, El, Eros (God of Love), Freyr, Frit Ailek, Shukra

Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Anael, Hagiel, Mokosba, Rasbid, Sachiel, Uriel, Velas

Courtesy of Moonlight Musings