To bless your home or business, place a bowl of candy, herbs or stones by your front entrance. Bless the bowl’s contents by speaking aloud the following verse: “As all who enter here are Children of the Great Mother,
May those who pass always walk safely in her steps.
May they feel the guidance of her hand,
And know she is always with us,
From the time we meet till we meet again.” Invite visitors to take an offering as they enter the premises.
Used to neutralize the power of those who intend to do you physical harm, or
hurt your reputation, or in any way pose a threat to your security. You Will
4 tbsps. Frankincense or Myrrh
4 tbsps. Black powdered Iron
4 tbsps. Sea Salt
4 tbsps. Orris-root Powder (or oak moss)
1 white candle
1 bottle with a cork or lid
Mortar and pestle
Black Ink or black ballpoint pen
Mix the sea salt, orris-root powder, and the iron in a bowl. Then cut a piece
of parchment to fit inside your bottle and write on it with black ink:
I neutralize the power of (name of adversary) to do me any harm.
I ask that this be correct and for the good of all.
So mote it be!
Roll up the parchment, tie it with a black thread to bind it, and place it in the
bottle. Fill the bottle with the dry ingredients. Then take the white candle and
while turning the bottle counterclockwise, drip the wax over the cork to seal
it. Last, secretly bury the bottle in a place where it will not be disturbed and
no animals or people will dig it up. This spell is like a genie in a bottle. It
should never be unleashed or the power of the spell is lost.
(for the record this is not my spell, it is Mystie’s)
Equipment: related candle (I only had white), an oil to dress it with (I used lavender as it is my favorite scent and I feel more relaxed and strong when using it), a lighter, and I put it in a pumpkin to make it more interesting and because it was Samhain.
Dress the candle, and say quietly to yourself the following words while lighting the candle, say it at least more than three times, I can’t remember how many times I said it but it was definitely a few at different times in the stages of the candle burning. Let the candle burn out, and say it once more when the candle has died. Then I left the pumpkin and candle for three days.
‘Oh lady of love, oh lord of love,
send to me my true love, love divine,
love of time, send me the man
(woman) I pine, this man (woman)
I seek will make me complete,
therefore as this candle burns find
him quickly before the wheel does turn
with harm to none this spell is done. So mote it be.’
This can be made more complicated and a magic circle will make it more powerful.
I don’t know that is why I am asking you, lol! Seriously though, we have been busy little bees around here. I don’t know if you have noticed it or not but we have picked up a few more sponsors. It seems like every day now, we are getting a new one, I ain’t complaining at all. You do remember that dream we had about buying some land and building a Pagan Gathering Center? I do all the time and I am constantly trying to think of ways to come up with the money to do just exactly that. I don’t like asking any of you for money nor do I like to feel like I am bleeding you dry. Sponsors are the answer to our prayers. Sponsors mean money. The more sponsors we can accommodate, the more money we will make. Of course, all of them want to be on this site. But this site can only hold so much. Right now, we are running over at the brim.
I told you I had been going through our old sites. I ran across one that I loved and it was a successful site. The only problem is that the site hosting it deleted almost all the info on it. I am currently in the process of rebuilding the categories. For a little bit this afternoon, I am going to work on rebuilding its spell categories. The reason I am telling you this is because you are going to see a lot of spells running through here also. I figure what the heck, while I am putting them on there, I might as well put them on here and in our Shadow Book. There will be all sorts of spells coming through, I will try to keep the darker ones off of here. But just in case one slips through close your eyes real quick, lol!
A lover of tradition and ceremony, The Hierphant needs social approval and appreciates the positive aspects of conformity.
Naudhiz reversed may tell of needs met and harmonious relationships. Your passions for someone or something may be at their pinnacle.
Pisces the Fishes
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is escapist and idealistic, secretive and vague, weak-willed and easily led. This person probably relies to heavily upon you to make decisions for them.
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.
The elegant Swan is an ideal symbol of beauty and grace. Its flowing curves and fluid movement give an ethereal air of perfection realized. The Swan’s beauty embodies the feminine (Yin) qualities of intuition and sensitivity. But The Swan does not begin life as a creature who appears to be the creation of divine inspiration. Indeed at birth The Swan is an ungainly creature that lacks any indications of the magnificent being it is destined to become. The Swan’s transformation from ordinary to extraordinary have made it an emblem of discovering the beauty and power of your true self.
As a daily card, The Swan is a reminder of the beauty, creativity and power your true self embodies. In this period it is best to let the real you rule and be known to all–to remember who you really are and what you are really about. The Swan also marks a time when your creative powers may be at their zenith.
Meaning: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone, it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances
The Empress is “The Earth Mother” of the Tarot. She embodies all that is nurturing, clean and wholesome. Her powers resonate from her drive to create and care for life on a grand scale. She is in tune with Nature’s rhythm and realizes that life’s most pleasurable moments often stem from the simplest things. She is not afraid to enjoy herself–to let loose—to the point of being lavish. Abundance and luxury are important to her. The Empress is completely comfortable with her femininity and her sexuality. She is sensual, earthy, generous, and likes the good life. Still, her driving force is a need to create and nurture, and fulfilling this need overrides everything else.
Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Today
The Past Naudhiz
Naudhiz may foretell needs unmet and friction in relationships. You may be in a time where you should be very careful in whatever endeavor you take on. Also it may be that you are about to learn some of life’s hard lessons and come out the other side of this period a stronger being.
The Present Ansuz
Ansuz represents mankind’s spiritual connection to God and the universe. It is often referred to as the “God Rune.” This Rune embodies reason, truth and justice. It denotes the coming of knowledge and true counsel from a higher authority.
The Future Eihwaz
This may be a time of confusion for you. That which you have built may be in jeopardy of crumbling. Do not allow yourself to give in to your weaknesses.
Raidho may mark the coming of a physical or spiritual journey. Whichever the case, changes in your life are soon to come. Spiritual or material goals may be attained.
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Raidho
raiðo : journey
Phonetic equivalent: r
DIVINATORY MEANINGS: journey, pilgrimage, change, destiny, quest, progress, life lessons
MAGICAL USES: protection for travellers, to ease or bring about change, to reconnect
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: the Norns, Sigurd’s journey
ANALYSIS: Raiðo represents the path of a person’s life and how it intersects and interacts with other paths. In Norse mythology, these paths are seen as threads of fate, and are regulated by the Norns. The Norns are three sisters who live near the first root of Yggdrasil, which they tend with the water from the well of Wyrd. They also spin the fates of Gods and men, which is important when understanding the mechanism of runic divination and magic.
The complex network of relationships formed by these threads of fate can be thought of as a web. Every chance encounter forms another connection in the web, and by tugging on one thread you affect everything else in the system. Most people do this completely unconsciously, but by becoming aware of the pattern of the threads surrounding you, it becomes possible to recognize and follow up on the kind of catalytic events that seemed to happen to us randomly back at fehu. In this way, we can find our way more easily along the path of our own journey, thus deriving the greatest benefit from its lessons. Otherwise we tend to get distracted and end up on detours and dead ends.
Raiðo reminds us that, although it may seem that we have accomplished our goals at ansuz, life and change continue and we must always go on. We will eventually end up where we began, but on a higher level and with a better perspective. The journey never really ends.
What has traditionally been known as the Devil card expresses the realm of the Taboo, the culturally rejected wildness and undigested shadow side that each of us carries in our subconscious. This shadow is actually at the core of our being, which we cannot get rid of and will never succeed in taming. From its earliest versions, which portrayed a vampire-demon, this card evoked the Church-fueled fear that a person could “lose their soul” to wild and passionate forces.
The image which emerged in the mid-1700’s gives us a more sophisticated rendition — that of the “scapegoated Goddess,” whose esoteric name is Baphomet. Volcanic reserves of passion and primal desire empower her efforts to overcome the pressure of stereotyped roles and experience true freedom of soul. Tavaglione’s highly evolved image (Stella deck) portrays the magical formula for harnessing and transmuting primal and obsessive emotions into transformative energies. As a part of the Gnostic message of Tarot, this fearsome passion and power must be reintegrated into the personality, to fuel the soul’s passage from mortal to immortal.
ARIES (Mar. 21- Apr. 20) To turn Finally Aries/ram the excitement of last month are pleased to you to know that things should start to bottom now to agree. It is an opportunity for promotion and boys should be something extremely positive stock news also expected. Romance can be tricky!
TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Taurus success should be your sounding slogan this month, while he finally within your reach. Your social life may suffer, but it is worth it in the end. A friend tried and you and it may be necessary off your foot, at least until the last week of September below.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Gemini, You have more this month a little beyond. Work or school is good and you should take a break from the pressures Register. Margin looks good as friendship groups, so a trip away with your group of miners just the tonic means that you need now!
CANCER (June 22-July 22) Cancer You have some important milestones in your life so far this year and now is the time when you with some satisfaction can sit back and look at all that you have achieved. Spend time with your family and recharge your batteries new, during a busy autumn ahead are ready!
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Leo, reflection is not your favorite activity than you, the much prefer to be active. However, you must spend some time thinking in particular in the direction of a relationship. They believe little, towards the end of the month is exhausted, it would be a good idea to have more time to Sozialisieren to give.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Virgo, you still feel something on a height after last month’s successes. This is a risky time, as you may be inclined to unwise to invest or someone to trust your best interests at heart may not have. Treat this month as a time to focus on everyday tasks and concentrate all major decisions should be avoided.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Libra, Venus is back this month, although now the emphasis much more on your love life rather than friendships. Single Librans may well meet someone, by the middle of the month and is specifically attached Librans recalls, it was about her partner, the first called.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22) Scorpio practicing your natural caution this month, they gave all sorts of business opportunities. However, you may caution to the wind in the affairs of the heart throw. Abnormally feel about your innermost feelings with someone special this month comfortable.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Thanks to your shooter natural optimism, you are always ready to change and new ideas. You have the chance to be a leader this month, while the less you to benefit from a new concept convinced. Emotional grow in sensitivity and understanding of this month.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Capricorn Taking the risk of creating major tensions within a relationship, if you continue your work agenda before the main life. A reliable friend has some wise advice about your uncertainty in regard to some close-held ambition. Try and open up a little more and all are good.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Aquarious, You have a naturally Ruhelosigkeitsstreifen and this is to the front at the moment fetched. They are sharp, new challenges to learn and if you steer this constructively, it could be an opportunity for greater recognition at work or school. Love feels towards the end of the month particularly satisfied.
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) As the oldest pisces in the zodiac sign, you have a for-permission to respect natural. However, this month you can you at least have little to rebel when you achieve your goals. You can surprise you on how much you can be somebody and he impressed in your life specifically!
Your mind is sharp and you love to talk! You may grow into this quality–beginning life as a quiet child and, over the years, you discover your voice. An interesting conversationalist, you are appreciated for both your sense of humor and sense of fun. Your creativity is strong, although you are often more of an “idea person”. You believe in your dreams, and you are more than willing to put effort into materializing them. In love, you easily attract others to you, but you can experience your share of ups and downs in your relationships. Part of the reason for this is a strong idealistic streak. You are generous and warm-hearted with your lovers, and you are willing to bend over backwards for them. However, your expectations in love may be high. Famous people born today: Barbara Eden, Gene Kelly, River Phoenix, Shelley Long, Kobe Bryant, Ray Park, Scott Kaan, Rick Springfield.
Wherever the Sun transits in your solar chart, dear Aries, you have take-charge energy and focus at your disposal for the areas of life ruled by that sector. Today and until September 23rd, the Sun spotlights your work, service, health, daily habits, and routines. Focus can be on improving your self-care habits, organization, and work commitments. You take more pride in, and are more equipped to take charge of, your health and wellness. You’re going to be putting a lot of effort into these things in the upcoming year with Jupiter spending time in this sector, and you’re likely to get some lucky boosts along the way.
On the 11th, Jupiter entered your romance and creativity sector for a thirteen month stay, dear Taurus. Today, the Sun begins its month-long visit to this area of your chart, and this stimulates your attention, pride, and sense of being in charge. Any latent needs to perform, entertain, have fun, attract love, and express yourself creatively come to the fore now. You could be feeling more romantic or affectionate now. You might begin creative projects or hobbies, or you could be renewing or putting more energy into these things now. You are looking for feedback and perhaps some ego strokes, but most importantly, you are recognizing your natural need for some “play” time. This cycle lasts until September 23rd and helps to kick off your lucky Jupiter cycle in a fun way.
The Sun moves to the lowermost place in your chart today, dear Gemini, and as it moves through your home and family sector over the coming month, you’ll be most concerned with domestic and personal matters. The outside world will still need your attention, of course, but your strongest focus now is becoming more comfortable and secure in your home, and in your own skin as well. Soothe yourself with the familiar, and step into your comfort zone. We all need to do this from time to time. The needs of family and the home environment may not necessarily increase, but you’ll hear them loud and clear. Jupiter has just recently entered this sector of your chart, bringing more joy and benefits to home and family life. The Sun here brings your pride into the equation. It’s a strong time for making improvements.
The Sun moves into your communications sector today, dear Cancer, where it illuminates your mind as well as the connections you have and make to others. Your daily life may become especially busy, and possibly scattered at times. There can be a lot of comings and goings. You might increase your contact and communication with others, and/or throw yourself into learning exciting new things. Some of you could discover fun new interests. Because demands on you, and your own interests, can be very diverse during this cycle, it can be difficult to work on any one project with exclusive focus. Even so, this cycle is more about discovery and branching out than specializing. Jupiter has just recently moved into this area of your chart for a longer stay, until September 2016, and this can create quite a nice, positive buzz around your communications.
The Sun leaves your sign today, and begins its month-long transit of your sector of values and resources, dear Leo. This puts a lot of emphasis on your levels of comfort and security. You’re especially interested in finding ways to settle in, but also to build upon recent ideas in order to get some results. This can involve finances, of course, but it’s also a cycle in which you get into greater touch with what it is you have, both material and spiritual resources. Whether these things help you to feel secure or if they are attempts to replace more important things that are missing from your life might be explored now, and in many ways, through the coming year with Jupiter now transiting this area of your chart until September 2016. This is a time to appreciate what you already have, and if something is truly missing, to make plans to build what you need. Taking charge of your financial affairs can also be appropriate at this time in your life. Today is strong for personal appeal and creative expression. The Moon stimulates your playful side now, but also sensitivity to whether others are paying attention and giving you the feedback you desire.
Jupiter just recently moved into your sign, dear Virgo, and today, the Sun begins its yearly, month-long visit, bringing more oomph to the table. You are at a personal peak of sorts, and this will continue in many ways for the year to come, when you feel more in charge of your life than you normally do. You might play with a new look, style, or image. You are more inclined to take mindful action rather than simply react to what is going on around you. This begins a new “birthday year”, and when your birthday does occur, remind yourself that you have more power than usual to make resolutions and to make changes that truly improve your life. As more attention comes to you, you quite naturally want to get your act together. You are more readily attracting what you need into your life now. Even so, today’s Moon visit to your home and family sector can bring out the homebody in you.
Today, the Sun begins its transit of the most private, tucked away sector of your chart, dear Libra, and will continue to transit this sector of your chart until September 23rd. This begins a natural cycle that emphasizes the need to look back, reflect, and reconsider before you move forward with personal plans. Goals may not be clear, or could need some refinement. You may be bringing some matters to a closure. Decision making in general is a slower process now, as you are not as impulsive, confident, or sure about what you’re ready, able, and willing to do. This is a period for a tidy-up on an emotional, spiritual, or mental level. Jupiter recently entered this same sector of your chart and will visit here for over a year. This gives you a support system as the Sun transits this sector for the coming month.
Today the Sun enters your sector of connections, friendships, wishes, and hopes, dear Scorpio, and will continue to visit this house of your solar chart until September 23rd. It’s a friendly, idealistic cycle that stimulates your need to connect with people who share common ideals and aspirations. It also brings out your desire to seek happiness. Being part of a team or group effort can be especially satisfying now. It’s a time when making a contribution to your community can be satisfying, and when putting ego needs to the side in favor of group efforts can be helpful. Bringing even greater oomph to all of these things is Jupiter, having just recently begun a thirteen month visit to this same sector of your chart. You’re in the position to benefit from friendships and new goals.
Jupiter just recently began a thirteen month visit of your career and reputation sector, kicking off a cycle of improved opportunities, professional presence, and influence, dear Sagittarius. Today, the Sun begins its month-long transit of this same sector, bringing more power, focus, and conscious, directed energy along with it. It’s a take-charge time for professional and public efforts, as well as duties and responsibilities. You quite naturally take the lead, and the spotlight. You are in greater demand, and there can be more attention to your performance and accomplishments now. Today, the Moon is in your sign, and you are seeing things from a rather emotional perspective. The Sun and your ruler, Jupiter, are in parallel aspect, and this serves to boost your personal and professional appeal all day.
The Sun begins its yearly, month-long transit of your adventure sector today, dear Capricorn, encouraging you to reach beyond your usual limits, boundaries, and routines in order to experience and learn new things. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and increase, has just recently entered this sector of your chart, and now with the Sun here, there is more directed, take-charge energy available to you, although after the Solar Eclipse mid-September will be even more powerful. You are feeling in form and more confident now. The routine or mundane elements of your life appear less interesting and more black-and-white as you seek out more colorful life experiences. Even so, the Moon continues to transit the background of your chart today, and you may very well enjoy some quiet time just for now.
The Sun begins highlighting your solar eighth house today, dear Aquarius, shining light on sharing in intimate and financial ways. This is a time for recognizing debts to and dependencies on others, and taking charge in some manner. In fact, you can gain a real feeling of self-empowerment during this cycle that lasts until September 23rd. Debt and support in question can be either emotional or material, and if you can come to terms with it, you can feel more in control of your life. Getting to a healthier balance is important now. You are more interested in what’s going on behind the scenes and below the surface than the more superficial interactions in your life, and while investigating, playing detective, and analyzing are all favored now, taken too far, they could lead to unnecessary suspicion and a negative headspace. Sidestep your way around power games in order to focus instead on getting closer with someone important in your life and with yourself. Be as honest with yourself as possible for the best results. Jupiter is helping you out all month and beyond, as this planet of plenty recently entered this same sector of your chart, bringing joy and benefits to your intimate world.
You are beginning a relationship-focused month-long cycle today, dear Pisces, with the Sun’s move into Virgo. Jupiter has just recently entered this sector of your chart and will spend over a year here, bringing benefits to and from your relationships. You take more pride in how you get along with others, and how well you find harmony and balance in your personal environment. Many of you are more companionable, sociable, and compromising than usual, as your awareness of the needs of, and needs for, others becomes very obvious. Your own personal agenda may need to wait. At times, it may seem that others are directing your life in some way. Of course, in order to relate well with other people, a strong sense of self is vital. You need to know what you want and what you’re prepared to give. Today, you are more noticeable and accountable than usual, and duties call to you!
There are plenty of delicious possibilities this week, both to dream a bigger dream and to make it happen!
Wednesday, August 26: Mercury in Virgo sextile Saturn; Sun conjunct Jupiter
On Wednesday, Mercury in Virgo will be at a perfect sextile to Saturn, indicating extraordinary opportunity to get one of your most vital plans off the ground. You’ll have the ability to convince anyone in authority to support your efforts on this day, so be sure to use that to your advantage. You’ll also make extraordinary strides if you’re working on learning any subject matter that requires deep concentration and fine attention to detail.
On the same day, the Sun and Jupiter meet up for their annual, blessed conjunction. In Virgo, you can anticipate plenty of amazing things to happen connected to your work life or in a health-related matter. You might also use this energy to humbly serve others, and if you do you’ll feel lifted up in a way you can’t even imagine.
Thursday, August 27: Mercury enters Libra
On Thursday, Mercury enters Libra and you’re really able to think about things not only from your perspective, but from your partner’s as well. This is a great time to collaborate and brainstorm ideas with others. Decisions made after discussing options with someone else will be more successful than simply going at it alone.
Saturday, August 29: Full Moon in Pisces
Saturday’s Full Moon in Pisces will make you aware of the fact that you’re part of something much bigger than this physical world we live in. As a matter of fact, you are likely to pay more attention to your spiritual or imaginative side, and might require extra time to sleep and dream or meditate and fantasize. You’ll have plenty of faith and compassion, so be sure to use it well.
The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Sunday, August 23
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Scores: Fire 8; Earth 7; Air 0; Water 2
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.
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
Scores: Cardinal 2; Fixed 5; Mutable 10
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.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
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