The ceremony originated with Judy Harrow and one of her coveners who co-wrote the dedication ritual. During the ritual, the dedicant is asked several questions and is expected to respond in whatever way s/he feels appropriate. I will include all the questions here for completeness sake.


1. Do you understand that Witchcraft is the Priesthood of the Old Gods and Old Ways of Nature, and that every Witch is a Priestess or Priest?


2. Do you understand that initiation into that Priesthood will change your life forever, in ways that you cannot now for see?


3. Do you understand what priesthood requires: that, if you become a Witch, you serve the Lady and the Lord by serving Their People, to the fullest of your ability?


4. Knowing these things, do you want to study Witchcraft and its related arts until you know enough to decide whether this is truly your Path?


5. Do you understand that Witchcraft is one of many means to serve the Old Gods and awaken the Old Ways, and that even if this is not your way after all, you may learn and grow while you are here? Can you accept that the decision may be, “No?”


6. Teaching what I love is a great joy. But I can only teach in joy if I know that what I love will be used and shared with care and honor. Before I am willing to teach you, there are three things and a fourth that you must promise me:


Will you respect and protect the confidence of all who you meet in this Circle and all who seek our aid, revealing their identities to no one except by their explicit permission?


7. Will you practice and teach the Craft for love alone, using this knowledge or teaching it only as a free gift, as I give it now to you, never accepting payment for it in money or goods or labor?


8. Will you promise never to use what I teach you to affect another person, avoiding not only baneful magic but all well-intentioned meddling, unless you have that person’s explicit permission?


9. And if time brings fullness, as all here hope and expect it will, when you teach new students of your own, will you require these three pledges of them, along with their pledge to similarly bind their own students, so that all that spring from this line may be so pledged?



Judy Harrow

A Spell to Initiate One Into A Coven or Circle

A Spell to Initiate One Into A Coven or Circle


Please be advised that this spell is very strong and hard to undo. The spell will not work if the person is being initiated against his/her will.


Stand in a circle with the newcomer in the middle and chant these words over a fire, by a lake, ocean, etc., standing barefoot in mud or sand, on a windy night.


“Earth, I summon thee

Air, I summon thee

Water, I summon thee

Fire, I summon thee

Air and sea, keep harm from we.

Earth and Fire, bring our desire.

By dark of moon and light of sun,

Let power bring us into one.

With blood and sinew, flesh and bone,

Let ______ now become our own.”


See short and sweet but yet very powerful.

A Self-Dedication Rite

A Self-Dedication Rite


Prepare yourself by doing the Ritual Bath and Self Blessing. If you,re performing this ritual at the sea or a river, bathe there if you so desire.


As you bathe, prepare for the coming rite. Open your consciousness to higher levels of awareness. Breath deep. Cleanse your mind as well as your body.


After bathing, dry and dress for the journey. Go to a place in the wild where you feel safe. It should be a comfortable spot where you won’t be disturbed by others, an area where the powers of the Earth and the Elements are evident. It may be a mountain top, a desert canyon or cave, perhaps a dense forest, a rocky outcropping over the sea, a quiet island in the center of a lake. Even a lonely part of a park or garden can be used. Draw on your imagination to find the place.


You need take nothing with you but a vial of richly scented oil. Sandalwood, frankincense, cinnamon or any other scent is fine. When you arrive at the place of dedication, remove your shoes and sit quietly for a few moments. Calm your heart if you’ve exerted yourself during your travel. Breathe deeply to return to normal, and keep your mind free of cluttered thoughts. Open yourself to the natural energies around you.


When you’re calm, rise and pivot slowly on one foot, surveying the land around you. You’re seeking the ideal spot. Don’t try to find it; open your awareness to the place. When you’ve discovered it (and you’ll know when), sit, kneel or lie flat on your back. Place the oil on the Earth beside you, Don’t stand – contact the Earth.


Continue deep breathing. Feel the energies around you. Call the Goddess and God in any words you like, or use the following invocation. Memorize these words before the rite so that they’ll spill effortlessly from you, or improvise:

O Mother Goddess,

O Father God,

Answers to all mysteries and yet mysteries unanswered;

In this place of power I open myself to Your Essence.

In this place and in this time I am changed;

From henceforth I walk the Paths of the Craft.

I dedicate myself to you,

Mother Goddess and Father God.


(rest for a moment, silent, still. Then continue)


I breathe you energies into my body,

commingling, blending,

mixing them with mine,

that I may see the divine in nature,

nature in the divine, and divinity within myself and all else.

O Great Goddess, O Great God,

Make me one with your essence

Make me one with your essence

Make me one with your essence.


You may feel bursting with power and energy, or calm and at peace. Your mind might be in a whirl. The Earth beneath you may throb and undulate with energy. Wild animals, attracted by the psychic occurrence, might grace you with their presence.


Whatever occurs, know that you have opened yourself and that the Goddess and God have heard you. You should feel different inside, at peace or simply powerful.


After the invocation, wet a finger with the oil and mark the symbols of the Goddess and God somewhere on your body. It doesn’t matter where; you can do this on your chest, forehead, arms, legs, anywhere. As you anoint, visualize these symbols sinking into your flesh, glowing as they enter your body and then dispersing into millions of tiny points of light.


The formal self-dedication is ended. Thank the Goddess and God for Their attention. Sit and meditate before leaving the place of dedication.


Once home, celebrate in some special way.




(Part 1)

When witchcraft became an underground organisation, the Craft of the Wise, it shared a characteristic common to all secret societies. Admission to it was by initiation.


Such initiation required the newly admitted member to swear a solemn oath of loyalty. When witchcraft was punishable by torture and death, such an oath was a serious matter. Today, when witchcraft has become like Freemasonry, not a secret society but a society with secrets, the idea of initiation still remains.


Initiations into witch circles nowadays take varying forms, as they probably always did. However, the old idea that initiation must pass from the male to the female, and from the female to the male, still persists. A male with must be initiated by a woman, and a female witch by a man. This belief may be found in other forms, in traditional folklore. For instance, the words of healing charms are often required to be passed on from a man to a woman, or from a woman to a man. Otherwise, the charm will have no potency.


There is also an old and deep-seated belief, both in Britain and in Italy, that witches cannot die until they have passed on their power to someone else. This belief in itself shows that witchcraft has been for centuries an initiatory organization, in which a tradition was handed on from one person to another.


The exception to the rule that a person must be initiated by one of the opposite sex, occurs in the case of a witch’s own children. A mother may initiate her daughter, or a father his son.


In general, for their own protection, covens have made a rule that they will not accept anyone as a member under the age of 21. Witches’ children are presented as babies to the Old Gods, and then not admitted to coven membership until they have reached their majority.


This rule became general in the terms of persecution. Secrecy upon which people’s lives depended was too great a burden for children’s shoulders to bear. It is evident, from the stories of witch persecutions, that witch-hunters realized how witchcraft was handed down in families. Any blood relative of a convicted witch was suspect.


The witch-hunting friar, Francesco-Maria Guazzo, in his ‘Compendium Maleficarum’ (Milan, 1608, 1626; English translation edited Montague Summers, London, 1929), tells us that “it is one among many sure and certain indications against those accused of witchcraft, if one of their parents were founded guilty of this crime”. When the infamous Matthew Hopkins started his career as Witch- Finder General, the first victim he seized upon was an old woman whose mother had been hanged as a witch.


There are a number of fragmentary accounts of old-time witch initiations, and from these a composite picture can be built up. The whole-hearted acceptance of the witch religion, and the oath of loyalty, were the main features. There was also the giving of a new name, or nick-name, by which the novice was henceforth to be known in the novice was given a certain amount of instruction, and, if the initiation took place at a Sabbat, as it often did, they were permitted to join in the feast and dancing that followed.


In some cases, in the days of really fierce persecution, a candidate was also required to make a formal renunciation of the official faith of the Christian Church, and to fortify this by some ritual act, such as trampling on a cross. This was to ensure that the postulant was no hypocritical spy; because such a one would not dare to commit an act which he or she would believe to be a mortal sin. Once the postulant had formally done such an act, they had in the eyes of the Church damned themselves, and abandoned them-selves to hellfire; so it was a real test of sincerity, and an effective deterrent to those who wanted to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. Such acts are not, however, to my knowledge, required of witches today.


One of the ritual acts recorded as being part of a witch initiation is that described by Sir George Mackenzie, writing in 1699 about witchcraft in Scotland, in his book ‘Laws and Customs of Scotland” (Edinburgh, 1699): “The Slemnity confest by our Witches, is the putting one hand to the crown of the Head, and another to the sole of the Foot, renouncing thier Baptism in that posture.” Joseph Glanvill’s book ‘Sadducismus Triumphatus’ (London, 1726), had a frontispiece of pictures illustrating various stories of mysterious happenings, and one of these old woodcuts shows a witch in the act of doing this.


Her initiation is taking place out of doors, in some lonely spot between two big trees. With her are three other women, one of whom seems to be presenting her to the devil, who appears as the conventional figure of a horned and winged demon. In practice, however, the devil of the coven was a man dressed in black, who was sometimes called the Man in Black, for this reason. The “grand array” of the horned mask, etc., was only assumed upon special occasions.


A variant of this ritual was for the Man in Black to lay his hand upon the new witch’s head, and bid her to “give over all to him that was under his hand”. This, too, is recorded from Scotland, in 1661. Information about the initiation of men into witchcraft is much less than that referring to women. However, here is an account from the record of the trial of William Barton at Edinburgh, about 1655, evidently partly in his words and partly in those of his accusers, which tells how a young woman witch took a fancy to him, and initiated him:


One day, says he, going from my own house in Kirkliston, to the Queens Ferry, I over-took in Dalmeny Muire, a young Gentlewoman, as to appearance beautiful and comely. I drew near to her, but she shunned my company, and when I insisted, she became angry and very nyce. Said I, we are both going one way, be pleased to accept of a convoy. At last after much entreaty she grew better natured, and at length came to that Familiarity, that she suffered me to embrace her, and to do that which Christian ears ought not to hear of. At this time I parted with her very joyful. The next night, she appeared to him in that very same place, and after that which should not be named, he became sensible, that it was the devil. Here he renounced his baptism, and gave up himself to her service, and she called him her beloved and gave him this new name of John Baptist, and received the Mark.



The Devil’s make was made much of by professional witch-hunters, being supposed to be an indelible make given by the devil in person to each witch, upon his or her initiat-ion. However, it would surely have been very foolish of the devil to have marked his followers in this way, and thus indicated a means by which they might always be known. From the confused descriptions given at various times and places, it seems evident that the witch-hunters knew there was some ceremony of marking, but did not know what it was.


In witchcraft ceremonies today, the new initiate is marked with oil, wine, or some pigment, such as charcoal. However, as Margaret Murray has pointed out, there is a possibility, judging by the many old accounts of small red or blue markings being given, the infliction of which was painful but healed after a while, that this may have been a tattoo mark. Ritual tattooing is a very old practice; and some relics of this survive today, in the fact that people have themselves tattooed with various designs ‘for luck’. However, when persecution became very severe, it would have been unwise to continue this form of marking.


The most up-to-date instance I have heard, of the marking of new initiates, is the practice of a certain coven in Britain today, which uses eyeshadow for this purpose; because it is available in pleasing colours, is easily washed off, and does no harm to the skin. One wonders what old-time witches would think of it!


Source: “Lid Off The Cauldron. A wicca Handbook”, Patrica Crowther, 1992, Samuel Weiser inc., Maine. pp.34-




(Part 2)


To become a witch you must have a natural inclination to worship the Old Gods. It must be a feeling which springs from the heart and carries you on towards your goal, in exactly the same way it happened to the first witches thousands of years ago.


The approach must be in this manner. Any other attitude, such as vulgar curiosity, a desire for power over others, or the selfish intention of using magic to gain material ends, will only end in failure and disillusion.


The Old Gods are ancient archetypal images of the divine powers behind all Nature. They are the oldest gods known to man. Pictures of them are painted all over Europe and show the great influence they had, even at the Dawn of Time.


Just because they are so old, is no reason to believe they are in any way ‘out of date’. Our ancestors were no fools: their way of life and their culture is gaining more and more respect as the years go by. Continuous discoveries about their skills and beliefs growing admiration and amazement.


Their deities were a Mother Goddess and a Horned God, representing the twin forces of life: male and female, light and dark, positive and negative, Sun and Moon, etc. These complimentary aspects in nature are ‘fact’ and cannot be disputed. And, because the Gods are true representations of the divine powers behind all manifestation, they have endured through millennia, and will always endure.


Unlike many other religions, where contact with divinity is sought through prayer and meditation, witchcraft teaches development of the soul through the Eight Paths of the Witches’ Wheel. These ways are part of the Western Mystery Tradition. The West and the East are two very different places. Eastern religions teach their followers to look ‘within’ for enlightenment, and although the West uses this method in meditation, it is only ‘one’ of the Eight Paths. The Western mind looks ‘outward’ and seeks spiritual grace by helping others. Thus, the witches use their powers to help those in sickness or trouble.


The Awakening can begin as an urge which rises from the depths of the soul. A state of boredom or desperation, which every human being comes to at some point of incarnation, can become as a beacon to the spirit. It is born to the struggling soul and to the complacent alike. Many lives may be endured before it is realized that the true self must take the initiative and begin to fight its own way out of the Cycles of Incarnation, which, without the control of the Higher Self, may continue indefinitely. Once the realization is born, and the quest begun, the soul is on its way from manhood to godhood.


Regarding the Craft, it is wise to seek initiation from a ‘genuine’ coven. This is not as easy as it sounds, as genuine adherents do not seek converts, and therefore do not advertise for members. they believe that if a person is sincere and determined enough in their desire to belong to the Craft, they will, sooner or later, make contact.


There are, however, various ways of speeding things up a little, such as contributing to one of the privately printed occult magazines, which are usually run by people ‘in the know’. Or even placing a small advert in one of these papers. You can also write to the author of a book on the subject, and send the letter via the publishers. It might then be forwarded to a coven in your area, although I must add here that even if this happens, and you are invited to meet someone from a coven, it would not be indicative of entry.


There are certain conditions which have to be fulfilled, such as blending in with the personalities of the members, having read widely on the subject, a willingness to submit to a waiting period, usually a year and a day, among others. Yet these conditions are valid ones; you cannot expect to be accepted quickly, but you will know that the witches you meet have undergone similar obstacles themselves.


The ways of the witches are those of caution, especially where strangers are concerned. After all, who would admit a stranger to their home without an introduction, let alone to a temple of the Mysteries.


Care must be taken, too, in finding a coven which is in close ‘rapport’ with your own life-style, culture and character. But, once contact is made, there is hope in finding a group where conditions, on both sides, can be fulfilled.


Although some covens wear robes, the traditional way of working in the Circle, is to be sky-clad, or naked. When you are brought into the Craft, you enter as you were born, without clothes or ties of any kind. The first initiation is virtually an introduction to a new way of life. You are made a ‘Child of the Goddess’; you are shown the tools of the Craft; told the ways of working magic, and made to swear an oath to keep the secrets of the Art. This is called the First Degree.


The Second Degree is the initiation proper. This involves the concept of symbolic death and symbolic resurrection, when you are re-born with the new magical personality. A new name (of your own choice) is given to you which represents the transformation, and by which, henceforth, you will be known when in the Circle.


The drama of this mystery play implants its ideas firmly in the subconscious mind of the adherent, and the mystery, which is enacted on the material plane, sets the seal on the future. It is not to be supposed that by initiation and teaching you will automatically be ‘re-born’. A way will be shown, and knowledge imparted, yet the journey is always ‘alone’ and the true ‘will’ tested to the very brink of breaking point.


In a sense, when initiation takes place it is very much like daring Fate to do its worst. One has taken a stand: “I announce to all creation that I will endure to progress.”


In witchcraft the soul develops a deeper understanding of ‘being’. This entails practice, which is why the Craft has grades of advancement. The highest grade is the consummation of the mysteries, where ritual yields to what is termed, ‘The Secret of the Silver Wheel’. There is also the imparting of certain ‘secret’ words, which, in themselves, convey very little, but their secret intention ‘is’ important and gently ‘nudges’ the aspirant onward.


By: Alex Rigel Source: “An ABC of Witchcraft”, Doreen Valiente, 1973, Phoenix publishing inc., Wash. pp.203-4.


Ten Questions To Ask Yourself Before Initiation Into the Craft

Ten Questions To Ask Yourself Before Initiation Into the Craft


Check list for a solitary practician thinking of the first degree… Ten questions you should ask yourself…..


OK, you have been at this for a year and a day. That is a long time, right? Long enough for you to know if you want to continue on this journey of the spirit. During this time you have seen all the seasons pass, the wheel has made one full turn. You should have celebrated all the Sabbats possible and as many of the Esbats that you could. You have read many books and learned a lot; so now it is time to review what you have learned on the first lap of your journey into the hidden world of the Craft of the Wise.


Review time, time to put it all into perspective before moving on. Are you ready for initiation? Only you know how well you have mastered the material, how well you are doing. It is all on your shoulders, are you ready for the responsibility of the first degree as a Priest/Priestess and Witch?


1.) How would you define Witchcraft? How would you define Wicca? What would you say if asked? Are you able to discuss the history of the Craft and how Wicca relates to Magick?


2.) Upon what premise does the moral foundation of the Wicca rest? Do you consider yourself a practician of the dark arts or the white or light magickal arts? Why do you think this?


03.) Explain what is ment by divination. Explain what is meant by the following terms: aura reading, palomancy, crystalomancy, magick mirror, runecasting, I ching? Have you found a favorite method of divination? What is this method? Have you become skilled at this, and how skilled? Do you consider yourself a Master of the Art? Are you practicing this form of divination for yourself and others on a regular basis, and if not, why not?


04.) Are you thoroughly familiar with some form of the healing arts? What do you know about the following: color or sound therapy, aromatharapy, herbal healing? Which of these have you studied enough to have become quite familiar with the healing art? Are you a Master of the Art? Do you intend to become a Master? Have you begun your hand-written herbal or other log of your healing practice?


05.) Have you accumulated all your magickal tools? How many of these tools have you made? What was given to you? Why did this object become a part of your magickal collection? Are these tools all consecrated? This should be done before you consider initiation. Are you knowledgeable enough about the uses of all these tools and/or weapons to be able to explain their uses to another?


06.) If someone, a friend perhaps, comes to you for help in the following areas, can you help them? The areas might be love, health, wealth, protection, uncrossing, legal aid, self-help or development. Could you devise a spell to help him or her? Could you include all the proper correspondences, talismans, stones, crystals, candles? Would you be able to cast the spell during the correct phase of the Moon, the most auspicious day of the week and hour of the day? Have you kept accurate records of your magickal work in your Book of Shadows or hand-written Magickal Diary? If not, why not?


07.) Are you able to perform the Cabalistic Cross, Middle Pillar, Lesser Banishing and the Lesser Invoking Pentagram Rituals? Do you do these regularly enough so any can be done without looking them up in a book? Are you keeping a dream diary? Have you begun your personal hand-written Book of Shadows?


08.) Are you familiar enough with any of the Pentagram Rituals to explain them to others?


09.) Have you composed at least two complete Sabbat rituals and a full or new Moon ritual, incorporating all the proper correspondences; astrological timing, proper god and goddess forms for the particular ritual, the correct candles, scents, invocations, etc?


10.) Can you explain why Wicca is important to you and why you wish to become a Witch and Wiccan? When you have mastered the above with confidence you are ready for an initiation into the first degree. You will be as knowledgeable if not more so, as any coven witch and more knowledgeable than nearly any hedge witch. Congratulations, you are ready for the big step, the step that will change your life forever, more so than even your dedication of your life to the God and Goddess.


So Mote It Be Pictures



1. You shall learn of Honesty and attempt to heal your fear of it, to use this in daily living.

2. You shall learn to Love Unconditionally–beginning with yourself.

3. You shall help all people in your worlds come to physical healing.

4. You shall dwell on things of high and pure energy in others and self to change Earth.

5. You will learn and practice Pure Service — unconditional and with love energy.

6. You will release Judgment into the Void–You will see, identify and choose for yourself Only.

7. You will Recognize One God –the God that corresponds to your vision.

8. You will destroy no one in any way — through gossip — through killing their gifts — discouraging self love by injuring the physical body by foreign substance — incorrect foods – incorrect labor.

9. You will use your mind in the way the Source prepared — by faithfulness of prayer – by study and spiritual growth.

10. You will learn self-discipline so that you respond to the Earth with wisdom.

11. You will take full responsibility for your own life — blaming no other.

12. You will seek to learn about your God — seeing the Connection clearly.

13. You will be known for your Gentleness, your Loyalty, your Kindness, according to your beliefs.

14. You will grow in Peace by change of attitude and understanding of others.

15. You will learn to respond and act from the Highest Center of Inner God — the Love Response.

16. You will learn to Love All Mankind by seeing the Highest in all people without exception.

17. You will promote the healing of Mind, Body, and Spirit by teaching and living the belief in Man’s Divinity.

18. You will show faithfulness in your study of yourself and your persona (masks) in order to Free All Parts of Self.

19. You will Live your life as ordained by your faithfulness to the Truth, as you under- stand the Truth.

20. You will Speak in Love, Honesty and Wisdom.

21. You will Think in Love, Honesty and Wisdom.

22. You will live in Moderation (Balance) in All Areas of your life.The foregoing was delivered on July 20, 1989, through the trance-mediumship of Carla Neff Gordan by the Spirit Guide “Mary.” Mary stated that these ideas will also be released through other mediums in six different areas of the world. In preface to these “Commandments” Mary said the following:

“You are a loving, connected community of like-minded souls assisting through our inner connection. You are becoming a profound source of awakening for your world. These rules are to open your hearts, to teach you self-love, to calm your emotion to help you to live in reality that you have wished. To grow, first you must become a source of service. There must be a difference in earth because you have walked here. Now is the time of shifting your energy into a higher place through unconditional love. A part of your purpose is to heal the earth throughholy, or wholeness, relationships. You will begin now.”


—-Ann Waldrum

Astronomy Picture of the Day – The Large Cloud of Magellan

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 27


The Large Cloud of Magellan
Image Credit & Copyright: Carlos Fairbairn


Explanation: The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily visible to southern hemisphere skygazers are known as the Clouds of Magellan, now understood to be satellite galaxies of our much larger, spiral Milky Way galaxy. About 160,000 light-years distant in the constellation Dorado, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is seen here in a remarkably deep, colorful, image. Spanning about 15,000 light-years or so, it is the most massive of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies and is the home of the closest supernova in modern times, SN 1987A. The prominent patch below center is 30 Doradus, also known as the magnificent Tarantula Nebula, is a giant star-forming region about 1,000 light-years across.

Scanning the Planets: Mercury Moves Into Libra

Mercury in Libra

Kindness comes easy with mental Mercury in the sign of the Scales

Communication planet Mercury moves into fair and sociable Libra on August 27, 2015, putting us in a much gentler frame of mind than we’ve been in since Mercury moved into critical Virgo at the beginning of the month.

Mental Mercury becomes so much more fair-minded while in airy Libra that we can’t help but communicate our thoughts more effectively, see everyone’s differing points of view, and generally just get along better with others.

If your thinking has been too sharp for the past few weeks and it’s been causing trouble in personal relationships, things should become more peaceful now. This is a time for honesty and patience and soft-spoken words, so we all have a much better chance of being heard and understood.

In fact, if you’ve had any misunderstandings or fights, or if you’re holding a long-term grudge with someone, this is a good time to resolve it. Libra loves to build bridges and connect us with each other, so it’s truly possible you’ll be better able to overcome your differences during this time.

One challenge of this kind transit is the tendency to be too nice. Can one ever be too nice, you ask? Well, yes, when it interferes with being truthful. Don’t sugar coat things or withhold just to avoid rocking the boat. Speak the truth while Mercury is in Libra, because even if you disagree with someone during this time, they’ll get where you’re coming from.



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Your Daily Influences for August 27th

Your Daily Influences
August 27th, 2015



Four of Wands
Work will be well done. Peace and harmony will be realized.











The Ice Rune, represents stagnation and a passionless existence. Your life’s course may seem blurry at the moment, but if you persevere you will move onto better days.





The Tusk
There is a good vibration surrounding this aspect. It feels better than it has in quite some time. Maintain your faith in your diety of choice and this good vibration will remain. Waiver from your faith and this good vibration will dissipate.







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 Ancient Symbol Card for August 27 is Solitude

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today


Solitude is represented by a single person standing at the end of a boardwalk staring out at a vast, empty panorama. They are truly alone, but may not feel loneliness. They are at a place in their life where the need to withdraw from the our secular world is strong, because their focus should be on their inner self, their morality, and their dreams. The view before them is empty, but it is a canvas on which they may paint their future–a future restricted only by the size of their imagination and courage. For them Solitude is a choice. They chose to take the walkway that distances them from the rest of us. It is also a choice that can be undone. Just as they chose to take a path that leads them away from us, they may choose to turn around and come back at anytime.

As a daily card, Solitude suggest a period in which you need to distance yourself from those around you and explore your inner-self, what is driving your day to day life and decide if you are really on the life path that is best for you. This is a time to revitalize your spirit, and draw your dreams for the future.

Your Witches Rune for August 27th is The Star


f5680-starToday’s Witches Rune

The Star

Meaning: In many cultures, the Star is a symbol of hope, dreams and destiny, and in the Witches Runes this symbol has a similar connotation. When the Star rune appears, it’s green light for you to go after what you want.

Note that the Star does not say you’ll get everything you want without any work. No. This symbol is a not about easy success, but about having faith in what you are doing – and doing it. In fact, the goals suggested by the Star are usually the highest and most significant ones – the ones that are hardest to get. It does not matter what the dream is, but its significance in your life. This symbol also represents ideals, and they can be both individual and collective ones.

In a more down-to-earth way, the Star is related to revolutions, changes, risks, speculation and all things motivated by faith and ideals. It can represent a sudden spark on inspiration, a windfall, a sudden rise to fame or a promotion. Though the sudden changes brought by the Star are usually positive, they are also fast: you can get back to point zero as quickly as you rose. So don’t be afraid to jump forward when the opportunity arises.

The Star urges you to take the risk, to have hope and to trust. After the staleness of Crossroads, the Universe finally begins to move again. If you believe in Higher Powers, this symbol shows that They are guiding you in this moment. The Star is a very positive rune, but in a more negative context it can represent revolution for revolution’s sake and the constant idealization of people and situations. It can also stand for excessive individualism when going after a dream.

In relationship readings, this rune represents hope and an idealistic kind of love. Usually the people involved in the relationship have high expectations about the other. They easily put their partner on a pedestal, only to feel frustrated when reality strikes. The Star can also represent unrequited love, or the love for someone who is unattainable. On the other hand, this rune tells you to not give up love entirely – keep looking, because someone is coming.


Additional Information About Today’s Witches Rune courtesy of Your Spiritual Journey Australia


Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for August 27 is Adjustment

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today



Adjustment denotes an inner power, mastery of will and development of inner might. Through mastering one’s emotions and learning from both success and failure the person Adjustment represents has reached a place where they are influential without applying physical force, able to weather the roughest of storms, and not likely to abandon the less fortunate. Adjustment also denotes a large capacity for forgiveness and compassion. Adjustment is not as much about winning as it is about achieving balance, overcoming hardship, and using well crafted persuasion to gain allies. Adjustment suggests the need and ability to make our decisions based on objective perceptions of events, and good or bad, accepting responsibility for our actions.

Your Daily I Ching Hexagram for August 27th is 10:Treading

Today’s I Ching Hexagram

10: Treading

August 27th, 2015







Test your plans before fully implementing them.

Line One of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Rely on a prudent approach at this time.

Line Two of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Remain focused. Digressions may harm you.

Line Three of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Edit unsound plans. Be wary of taking more on than you can handle. Delusions of grandeur will harm you.

Line Four of Your Hexagram is a 9:
When ready, move forward with caution. Only the fittest will survive. You should be successful.

Line Five of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Being unprepared invites disaster.

Line Six of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Scrutinize your work with great care. Giving it your best will insure success.

Casting the Stones, What Does Your Past, Present & Future Have to Say!

Casting the Stones, What Does Your Past, Present & Future Have to Say!


bw-tiwazThe Past

Tiwaz is the Warrior Rune. It represents pure, masculine power and the ability to successfully fight to meet your goals. However, you must be careful that costs of attaining your goals overshadow their values.


bw-isaThe Present

The Ice Rune, represents stagnation and a passionless existence. Your life’s course may seem blurry at the moment, but if you persevere you will move onto better days.


bw-berkanoThe Future

Berkano is the Rune of birth and rebirth. This may symbolize a time when you are capable of great personal growth. Love may be in the air as well.

Your Daily Rune for Thursday, August 27 is Kenaz


bw-kenazYour Rune For Today

Kenaz foretells the coming of clarity and knowledge. It is time for you to grow by exchanging knowledge with others. Opportunities are upon you.

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Kenaz

kenaz : torch


Phonetic equivalent: k (can also be used as a hard ‘c’)


wisdom, insight, solution to a problem, creativity, inspiration, enlightenment


for creative inspiration, aid in study, fertility, dispelling anxiety and fear


Mimir, the Dwarfs, Muspellheim


In modern usage, the Scottish ‘ken’ means to know or understand, and this is the sense in which the rune should interpreted. Today, light, inspiration and knowledge are often associated, as in ‘gaining enlightenment’ and ‘shedding light on the problem’, and even in the image of a lightbulb going on over someone’s head when they get an idea. To bring light is to make the invisible visible.Unlike the wisdom gained at þurisaz, kenaz only allows us to take bits and pieces of this knowledge away with us as we need it, usually at the discretion of the Gods. This knowledge will generally come in the form of a sudden inspiration, and we will be able to see clearly the answer that was once hidden from us. This form of wisdom is more closely associated with the right half of the brain than the left, since it does not come through conscious effort but rather through passively opening one’s self to it. Thus, a more feminine element is added to our journeyer’s experience.

The act of bringing light into the darkness is also a creative one. Again consider the image of the person carrying a torch , representing the masculine elements of fire and air, entering the cave and penetrating the feminine realm of earth and water. This joining of masculine and feminine elements results in the creation of new ideas. In physical terms, this can be correlated to the application of fire to mold and shape matter – the art of the smith.


Your Daily Tarot Card for August 27th is Judgment

Tarot Card of the Day



August 27, 2015










What has traditionally been known as the Judgement card, sometimes entitled Resurrection, represents the great reunion that the ancients believed would happen once in every age. This was the time when souls are harvested and taken Home to their place of origin, outside the solar system. Then the World is seeded with a batch of new souls and the process starts over.

From a modern point of view, this great reunion — which includes every personality that you have ever been and every soul that you have done deep work with — reunites to consciously complete the process. In a way, we symbolically celebrate this returning to center every year on our birthday.

In personal terms, the Judgment cards points to freedom from inner conflicts, and so clear a channel, that the buried talents and gifts of past incarnations can come through an individual in this lifetime. This card counsels you to trust the process of opening yourself, because what emerges is of consistently high quality. You can effortlessly manifest as a multi-dimensional being, and assist in evoking that response from others.


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Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 28th

Get A Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 28th


A series of minor annoyances impedes progress today as intellectual and emotional brush fires erupt throughout the day. Mercury and Venus clash as miscommunication or ill-timed revelations stir up stressful relationship dynamics. Our tendency to overreact now is prompted by a tense aspect between the Sun and unruly Uranus. Unfortunately, impulsive actions cannot be retracted, making it wiser to take a few deep breaths before losing our tempers.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your dreams about love are likely to be more interesting now than the actual events in your everyday life, magnifying your awareness of what you are lacking in the romance department. Your internal chatter is loud, tempting you to share your current desires with others. Nevertheless, it may be wiser to keep your running commentary to yourself because you can’t foresee someone’s reaction. Some things are better left unexpressed; it’s best to face the fact that today’s fantasies simply might be more enjoyable than anything you can conjure up in the real world.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You would rather do nearly anything today other than what’s expected of you. Curious Mercury is agitating your key planet Venus, distracting you with one enticing possibility after another. You can play all the various scenarios through your mind a hundred times, but you still may not be able to make any of them work well enough to justify dropping your previous commitments. Don’t be surprised if you end up returning to your original plan, since in the final analysis it might be the best pick over the alternatives.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your rash behavior surprises your friends and family, especially if you lose your cool today. Everyone might think you’re acting irresponsibly, but you could see things quite differently. You are giving a great deal of thought to your current options and are willing to risk your emotional security for the chance to rock your world. Ultimately, you must follow your instincts and hope others will admire your originality and courage down the road.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Toss out your inhibitions today as you dream about an exciting journey to someplace far away. It really doesn’t matter whether or not you actually pack your bags and go anywhere; the sense of freedom that you feel when envisioning your exotic escape makes it all worthwhile. But as bold as you can be within the imaginary realms, it’s not necessary to fight against the practical considerations that bring you back to your current reality. Balancing both sides of the equation allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are integrally connected to your deeply rooted feelings today, but you’re frustrated because you can’t express your desires in words. Your passions run strong and your emotional reactions are so extreme now that it may be in your best interest to remain quiet rather than burdening others with your drama. Although procrastination is far from a permanent solution to your dilemma, expressing yourself will come more naturally tomorrow. In the meantime, channeling your angst into your work is a constructive expression of your creativity.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are so enthusiastic about your personal and business relationships today partly because you understand how they are supporting your goals. Nevertheless, you’re also acutely aware you’re not totally free to say what’s on your mind, for you could easily upset the status quo if you do. Even if you are tempted to ask for what you want, it may be prudent to wait until next week. Patience is your strongest ally now as long as you keep one eye on your goal at all times. Timing is everything.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

There’s way too much chaos in your world today, leading you to take matters into your own hands. However, the more you try to quiet things down, the noisier they become. Exerting your will over others is a dead-end strategy that won’t bring you satisfactory results. Although you’re tempted to look outside of yourself for answers, it’s much more effective to elevate your attitude than to change anyone else’s. Sometimes, leading by example is all you can do.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You aren’t thrilled about the current restraints on your self-expression — you have a lot to say today, but can’t seem to find the appropriate channel to get your thoughts out. Fortunately, feeding the flames of your hope acts like a magnet, attracting the right people who can help you make some positive changes. An alchemical transformation that turns a difficult situation into the magic of pure light is possible if you respect the limitations being placed upon you now. Counting your blessings never hurts.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You’re walking through a metaphysical minefield today, making it critical to uncover the potential trouble spots in your current plan before you reach them. However, the sooner in the day you revise your calendar to make time for contemplation and prayer, the better your chances of keeping the rest of your schedule intact. Fixating on an arbitrary goal is an exercise in futility now. Adopting a proactive perspective encourages the illusions to fall to the wayside. Keep the faith; your temporary disappointment will seed new spiritual growth.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your heightened expectations drive you to take every moment of your life more seriously now. However, you want others to admire how self-contained you are in your approach to getting things done. Resist the temptation to break a few minor rules in order to catch someone’s eye. Shortcuts seem to work for everyone else, but your safest route to success is taking the tried and true path to your destination. Don’t stray from your natural rhythm; you can cover more distance than anyone else as long as you march to your own music.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

A highly inflated view of your finances today encourages you to lead an extravagant lifestyle. In particular, it’s wise to avoid an impulsive purchase of something you covet but, in all honesty, could do without. Don’t squander your money on material distractions when there are more important matters to address. A practical mindset to managing your cash flow is less fun, but a dose of frugality serves you better in the long run. A penny saved is a penny earned.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The stars in your eyes twinkle brightly as you step outside of your regular comfort zone today. Something wonderful is afoot, and you’re eager to accept an invitation to shine on center stage. Tread lightly; you could upset the security that you worked so hard to achieve by gambling your future on a risky venture now. There’s no simple answer to your predicament, so reconsider all options carefully before saying yes. Follow your heart, but stop to listen to your head first.


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