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.
This is a five Rune cast used to shed light on your life in general.
The Situation 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.
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.
Positive Influences Isa
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.
What’s coming soon Elhaz
Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy.
The Long Term Results Raidho
There may be delays in reaching your goals. You may become disassociated from those around you. Try to keep your lines of communication open.
Thurisaz embodies the polarity of life and death and the struggle to keep them in balance. Expect conflict, hardship and obstacles, but be assured that remaining focused and in touch with your inner strengths will see you through whatever comes your way. This Rune may also represent protection from your enemies, which is never a bad thing.
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Thurisaz
MAGICAL USES: aid in study and meditation, self-discipline, clearing out a bad situation
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: the Frost Giants, Loki
ANALYSIS: þurisaz is the first of the ‘obstacle’ runes. These obstacles are not necessarily destructive things, but are placed in our path to strengthen and teach us. After all, you can’t have a mythic hero without dragons to slay or giants to fight!
The lesson of this rune is ‘to learn you must suffer’, meaning not only literal suffering, but also in the biblical sense of ‘allowing’ – allowing one’s destiny to unfold as it should, and allowing one’s self to experience all that life offers us. What may at first appear to be a negative, destructive event may well turn out to contain an important lesson. The Giants may seem to be evil and destructive to the Aesir, but they bring about change, and eventually clear the way for a new age.
This reading represents strengths you were born with.
The Lovers indicates both the most powerful of unions and the most of challenging conflicts humans must face. On one side The Lover’s embodies love and union on a cosmic scale—a love so strong, so inherently good that it actually makes the lovers better, more than they really are. All of the elements are there for the perfect union. The Lovers represent all powerful unions in general, and the elements that create/sustain them. The problem The Lovers face is temptation and the decision to act morally or abandon their ethics to take advantage of other opportunities that would be defined as transgressions.
The Lovers’ influence is increased when The Empress is among your personal cards. Having The Hierophant or The Hermit in your personal cards may diminish the influence of the Lovers.
This card represents the dreamer in you, the idealist, the mystic. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult great things are to do. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, and remember knowledge is his ally. The Fool often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, and curiosity that hasn’t been dulled by time. While The Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or grasp of the pitfalls along the path he is taking, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe all things are possible, which brings even impossible goals within his grasp.
When The Hanged Man or The Star are among your personal cards, the influence of The Fool may be increased. Having The Devil in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Fool.
The Moon represents those forces which remain largely hidden to us. The light of the moon provides some illumination down a path into the unknown, but not enough to brighten the landscape like The Sun, or cut through the dark shadows from which the unexpected may leap. However, The Moon is not without gifts we can use. She spurs our imagination and creativity. She can be a portal to knowledge and experience beyond the realm of our everyday lives. But Her offerings are not available to the feint of heart. To receive what The Moon offers one must have the courage to follow uncharted paths and the intelligence to find truths hidden in a bewildering setting rife with illusion. For those who can make this journey the reward may be finding the key to making their dreams come true.
The day favors social activities, networking, reaching out to others, and entertaining new ideas, dear Aries. Neptune turns direct today, a yearly occurrence, and over the coming weeks, you’ll find that counting on your own intuition comes more naturally. Information and signals you receive are improved and more reliable, or it may be that your ability to process them increases. Believing what you hope is true can leave you somewhat blind to the reality of situations, but you can never truly deceive yourself. In fact, believing a lie that you’re telling yourself can wear away at your confidence in yourself, in others, and in life itself. Some realities may need to be faced this week, but you have every tool available to turn this into a positive. Your faith in the unknown as well as your desire to help others increases going forward.
There can be a stronger awareness of your responsibilities today, dear Taurus, and a desire to push your life forward in important ways by getting your act together in some significant way. Today’s energies can leave you temporarily on the fence, but bring good energy for entertaining dream plans. Recent months may have found you wondering who your true friends are with Neptune moving in retrograde motion in your solar eleventh house. When you’ve needed a shoulder to lean on, you may not have found it, or you’ve ended up offering your own shoulder instead. With Neptune turning direct today, something that occurs each year around the same time, in the coming weeks, some of the confusion about friendships begins to clear up, or at least you are a little clearer about what to do about it. There may be some truth uncovered now that is a little hard to face at first, but that truly alters your course in a happier direction. Goals and alliances become clearer.
Today’s energies favor envisioning your future, dreaming up new ideas, and imaginative activities more than they do practical affairs, dear Gemini. Fortunately, you can feel particularly inspired and optimistic now. With Neptune transiting your solar tenth house, your professional and public image may have been a little confusing as of late, possibly because you haven’t been in touch with what it is you’d like to project. With Neptune turning direct today, as it does around the same time each year, you might face some truths that may not feel completely comfortable at first, but that move your life forward in significant ways, particularly when it comes to career, life path, and reputation matters. Perhaps you hear from someone about gossip or opinions of you that don’t sit well with you. In the coming weeks, you are more able to make the necessary tweaks to your career and public image that improve your position. The only way to do so is to be as clear as possible. Don’t let others fill in the blanks and make assumptions. Correcting misconceptions is important now. This is also a good time for bringing more creativity, imagination, and idealism into the work you are doing.
This can be a good day for putting concerted energy into a creative project or to apply some structure to your “play” time, dear Cancer. It may be exactly what you need at this time. Neptune retrogrades for several months and then turns direct each year around the same time. Today, Neptune’s direct turn can point to a turning point in a project or simply an attitude/faith. Your panoramic view of life returns to you now and in the coming weeks. Recently, you’ve been working closely with details – perhaps too closely – and you’ve been distracted from the larger plan or the bigger picture. This may have been a form of procrastination, as you haven’t had a lot of faith in moving ahead. There are always more details for you to sort out, but going forward, you’re more able to focus on the details that truly do matter. Faith in others, and in yourself, is rebuilding, making it easier for you to reach higher and dream bigger. For some of you, plans related to travel, education, or publishing can move forward.
Today can stimulate a strong desire to pair up in some way, dear Leo, as you tend to enjoy having some company as you go about your day. With Neptune at its direct station, there can be some confusion or mental fog to deal with now, but it’s a good day for entertaining new ideas and dreams. In recent months, you may have been experiencing confusion about boundaries with others – what you own, what others own, what you owe, and what others owe – as well as with your own limits. You’re turning a corner regarding these matters now. While there are still quite a few details to sort out, you’ll be clearer on what you have and what you need, as well as what you are able to provide for yourself. You may have been feeling dependent on someone else, and haven’t had the energy or courage to turn that situation around, or even to know that you could do so. Days of procrastination on finances and dependencies are nearing an end. Money matters can move forward.
The Moon transits your solar sixth house all day, dear Virgo, and while this tends to stimulate your innate desire to make sense and order out of your daily life, today’s Neptune station can confuse matters somewhat. Neptune is turning direct as it does every year around this time, and while this tends to clear some of the fog, the shift itself can be slightly disorienting. At times in recent months while Neptune was retrograde, you may have felt at the mercy of the whims and moods of a significant person in your life, or others in general. Perhaps due to a decrease in energy or courage, you have let that part of your life slide. In the coming weeks, however, you are ready to face some truths and turn the situation around – not all the way, because you don’t want to be at the helm of a confusing situation, but around enough that you feel more comfortable. Things that have been taken for granted now get a second look. Be ready and willing to tend to small problems in your interactions so that they don’t have a chance to grow into overwhelming ones.
The Moon transits your sector of creative expression and entertainment, dear Libra, and it’s a good time to let loose your more imaginative side. As well, Neptune comes to a station today as it begins direct motion as it does each year around the same time. Recently, you may have had some trouble keeping routines going smoothly. You may have also procrastinated on health matters or work that you haven’t seemed to be able to fully throw yourself into while Neptune was retrograde in your solar sixth house. While fixing the problem may have been difficult, in the coming weeks, you get insight into how to straighten out at least some of your daily affairs and routines. As you do, you’ll find that your overall mood changes significantly. You can choose to turn a blind eye to things, but somewhere inside of you, the guilt remains for letting them slide. As such, getting a handle on your work, health, and daily routines will help clear your mind and free you of burdensome guilt.
The Moon is transiting your home and family sector all day, dear Scorpio, and there is a general tendency to stick with familiar people, places, or situations. It’s a natural time for tending to the hearth. Neptune comes to a station today as it turns direct. While the shift itself can bring a bit of mental fog or confusion over the day, in the coming days and weeks, you’ll find that distractions become less of a problem, and you’ll get a better handle on those things that you’ve been avoiding or ignoring. Your love life or creative instincts may have been a little muddled as of late, particularly if you have been avoiding getting in touch with your heart’s desire. Signals you have been sending out have been mixed, so you cannot expect that signals received will be clear! Facing some truths may be part of the picture, but can act as a wake-up call to make important edits. Take the time today to reflect, and don’t ignore what your own inner voice is telling you. You’ll feel increasingly in touch with your intuition going forward, and more motivated to express yourself.
The Moon is animating your communications sector all day, dear Sagittarius, and you’re a little more curious and communicative than usual. You’re inclined to scatter your energy a little, and this is fine as you feel out new ideas and interests. With Neptune at a station today, there can be some confusion or lack of concentration to deal with temporarily. Direction and focus may have been issues in your life in recent months while Neptune was retrograde, especially regarding all things revolving around family and home life. An introspective period that involved some delays and procrastination is now turning a corner. In the coming weeks, it will be easier and more intuitive to sort out patterns of conditioning and behaviors that have prevented you from moving forward. There can be some significant “eurekas” forthcoming. The inner “troubleshooting” that you’ve been doing will begin to pay off in the form of a stronger and more focused “you” in the weeks ahead.
With the Moon in your resources sector all day, dear Capricorn, you can be especially tuned in to matters of comfort and security. Your desire to build upon what you already have in place is strong now. While practical affairs capture your interest today, Neptune’s station as it turns direct can point to some level of confusion or mental fog. This is temporary as we adjust to the shift. While Neptune has been retrograde in your communications sector in recent months, it may have been rather difficult concentrating on mundane or routine tasks. There is a greater need for your imaginative, intuitive side to engage in order for you to maintain focus and interest in what you’re doing. There is also more spontaneity in your thought processes and your speech, as you don’t always know in advance where your words or thoughts are taking you. Neptune turning direct today after months of retrograde motion can bring some misconceptions to light. There can be some restoration of faith in projects, learning, studies, and possibly relationships with siblings.
The Moon transits your sign all day, dear Aquarius, stimulating stronger attention to emotions and personal needs, as well as a desire to feel connected to the world around you in meaningful ways. There is a dreamy theme to the day with Neptune, the planet of illusion, at a station as it turns direct. This event occurs every year around the same time. Dreams, visions, and intuition are powerful today, and could prompt you to act in unusual ways. Important truths are coming to light now that can stir up all sorts of mixed feelings, but help pave the way for personal changes that truly improve your life. You may have not had much faith in your ability to attract the right resources to you in recent months, or even to make the kind of living you want, but this is beginning to change with Neptune’s direct motion. Money matters can begin to move forward. Some of you could also feel more courage or inspiration to stand up for yourself and your values now and in the coming weeks.
The Moon is transiting a hidden, private part of your solar chart all day, dear Pisces, and your more intuitive, introspective side is engaged. Neptune, your ruler, stations today as it turns direct after months of retrograde motion in your own sign. This brings a shift in attitude and perhaps some forward motion to projects or personal plans. Matters of personal image can emerge more strongly, and in the coming days and weeks, you are likely to feel more confident about making changes and tweaks that you have been considering. You could arrive at some new and improved ways of presenting yourself to others. You may have some slightly uncomfortable revelations regarding how others see you, whether it’s by way of direct or indirect feedback, but these provide you the chance to make some necessary and helpful edits. Your ability to lead will firm up now and in the coming weeks, helping to get you back into the groove of things.
Although you have a talent for communicating, you are not an open book. Your personality is vibrant, and others notice you wherever you go. As emotional as you are, you prefer to present the strong side of your personality to others. You may readily discuss your personal past, but you are not one to whine about your life. You do have an interesting life story, no doubt about it, as you tend to attract change and even crisis into your life with your controlled yet powerful emotions. Your life is far from static, likely because your personality is very dynamic.
Famous people born today: Danny DeVito, Grace Abbott, Martin Scorsese, Lauren Hutton, Gordon Lightfoot, Rock Hudson, Lorne Michaels.
This can be a good day for gaining some clarity revolving around shared finances, debts, or balance of power in a relationship, dear Aries. Expect the unexpected, however, particularly in your dealings with a partner or good friend. There may be a change in plans. There could also be changes in negotiations, particularly surrounding divvying up money and who owes who what, as well as regarding sharing and support on non-material levels. Use a “soft sell” approach in all that you do now, as gentleness is the way to go. You might enjoy solving a mystery today, or you could be especially intrigued by one. While this is potentially a strong day for making observations about others and for learning about what make them tick, you may want to keep some of these to yourself, as there can be a tendency to take things the wrong way.
You could gain some clarity in a partnership or about a relationship today, dear Taurus, although there can be other factors at play that skew your vision. Differences in opinion could be about balance, doing one’s share, and treating one another equally. There is a strong tendency for people to harp on syntax errors or words expressed rather than the meaning behind it, and this can lead to conflicts. Do your part to avoid misunderstandings, because it’s really all you can do. You can’t please everyone, so don’t worry too much if issues persist. Important ideas can be generated now, but you may need to wait a couple days before making final decisions, simply because there is some fog around matters now.
You can gain new insight by coming at a work problem from an entirely new angle, dear Gemini. You might find that a matter surrounding work or health comes together or a few details begin to fill in. You can be quite analytical in your approach to these matters, but do keep in mind that too much logic and rationality applied in your personal interactions could stir up a bit of conflict. You may be in a nostalgic frame of mind, reminiscing and speaking about the past. Work or daily routines can keep you especially busy, and an important discovery may be made in the process. View social blunders as simple mistakes and be the one who focuses on the positive today.
Today is good for seeing a matter in a new way, dear Cancer, or for gaining some clarity, particularly revolving around creative, entertaining, and romantic pursuits. Even so, there can be some issues to deal with as what’s expressed may be seen as too rational or logical, and not sensitive enough. Decisions are best left for another day, but it’s wise not to discard observations made now, as they can be important ones. Be careful that the words you choose to use to express yourself don’t come across as critical or lacking in compassion, but do look at recent ideas from a more rational standpoint, as they can benefit from this.
You can be in a nostalgic mood today, dear Leo, and a family matter can reach some level of clarity. Ideas birthed in late September might blossom now. Conversations with family and close loved ones are especially important today. Even so, there can be some tricky energy to the day. Dealing with others who are unsure of themselves can be frustrating, as there can be misunderstandings in our communications now. Try not to overthink and as the day progresses, spend some time on more frivolous, mind-clearing activities in order to detox. Neptune is moving to a station, making it a better time to dream and envision than to finalize decisions on important matters.
An important conversation can occur with a sibling or classmate today, dear Virgo, although mixed messages are likely. Watch not only what you say but how you say it, as the chances of being misunderstood run high, and are especially strong if we are too rational or logical about sensitive issues. Alternatively today, a recent idea or project can reach a turning point, as new details emerge. Your mind is working overtime right now, which is useful in some ways but doesn’t guarantee efficiency. Watch that you don’t misrepresent yourself with an offhand remark or rush through important tasks.
There can be important discussions or revelations revolving around money and financial planning, business, or security today, dear Libra, with the Sun and Mercury aligned in your sector of resources. Work is busy and perhaps demanding. There can be a fruition of a project first considered in September. Even so, watch for coming across in a way that is easily misinterpreted, such as using a critical or overly rational tone when talking about emotional or sensitive matters. However, you can’t please everyone, so do your part and don’t worry beyond that point.
With the Sun and Mercury coming together in your sign today, dear Scorpio, your words have more impact than usual, and you are attracting quite a bit of interest. Either you’re the topic of conversation or people are seeking answers and opinions from you now. You can be especially sharp and able to see details you may not have noticed before. Even so, other energies are at play today that suggest some hypersensitivity to words expressed or not expressed. There is a definite tendency to take things too personally, and if you are approaching a matter in an especially rational or logical way, which is an inclination now, people may not be getting the emotions behind what you’re trying to say.
Mercury aligns with the Sun today in your solar twelfth house, dear Sagittarius, which serves to enhance your intuitive understanding, or, alternatively, helps you to rationalize or communicate something that was previously difficult to do. Your thinking turns to the past or to very personal and private matters today, and you are more able to talk about these tricky matters with objectivity. Whether you confide in someone or keep things to yourself, you can be especially busy reflecting upon and analyzing sensitive matters. This may lead to some problems, as people can be quite sensitive to communications today, but with some tact, you can get around this. Take a break from the routine and relax if at all possible.
This can be a day in which more clarity comes to a situation with a friend or group, dear Capricorn, or a recent project or idea reaches an important turning point. An important conversation with a friend might occur today. While it feels vital that an issue is addressed now, and you can feel compelled to explain or talk something through, not everything is likely to be taken the way it’s intended, particularly as we can be a little too logical and rational when a softer, more sensitive approach is more appreciated. Watching what we say may help, but it may not be enough. However, if there are hurt feelings, this may bring problem areas into the open so that they can be addressed. The Moon has moved out of your sign and into your solar second house, and this helps to steady your emotions, although it can also stimulate indulgence.
You stand to gain some clarity about a life path or career goal today, dear Aquarius, as you can be seeing details that you overlooked or that simply weren’t previously available to you. You are also speaking with more persuasion and impact, and at the very least, you’re heard now. Even so, there is some tricky energy with us today on personal levels, and you’re not immune to it. An overly rational or logical approach to a sensitive matter is not advised now, but it can be difficult to know what will touch a nerve. It’s best to observe and note ideas coming to you now, and then wait a few days before drawing final conclusions or decisions. The Moon has moved into your sign, and you can be craving a stronger connection to the world around you. Certainly, you are more visible today.
This can be an important time for reviewing and assessing recent plans or ideas, dear Pisces, particularly those revolving around travel, education, publishing, promotion, or expansion, whether this is professional or personal in nature. Even so, socially this can be a slightly awkward time, particularly if you or a friend are/is applying too much rationality to a personal or sensitive topic. Try not to put too much weight into what others say in absolute terms, and aim instead to assume that their intentions are good. As well, avoid harping on details that truly don’t mean much, or make a difference, in the long run.
The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Tuesday, November 17
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
We tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.
While the Sun and Mercury in alignment generally points to increased clarity, both bodies are also in semi-square aspect with Venus, and Neptune is stationing as it reaches a direct station tomorrow morning, and these can confuse matters, with wishful thinking perhaps skewing our decisions. It’s a strong time to observe, but to wait things out before making final statements or drawing important conclusions.
The Moon is in Capricorn until 2:24 AM.
The Moon is void until 2:24 AM (since 3:52 PM yesterday).
The Moon is in Aquarius from 2:24 AM forward (until Thursday, November 19th, at 7:21 AM).
The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
A New Moon occurred on the 11th, and a First Quarter Moon will occur on November 19th.
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 – Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon Age: 5.56 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 375,149.40 km Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,894,843.12 km
At midnight, light a silver candle. Dedicate it to the divine. In your dream journal, write down all the people you currently have relationships with, one person per line: lover( s), family, friends, and acquaintances. List everyone who impacts your life. Next to each name on your list, write down what element, earth, air, fire, or water, the person most resembles. After listing your impressions of each person’s power element, go back through each name and list whether the individual is an active or passive person, and whether they are a positive or negative person.
Once you have completed the exercise, relax and reflect on the people around you. Is there more of one element or of another? Are the people in your life mostly active or passive, or is there a balance? Are they positive or negative? What do they talk about most of the time–good things or negative things? Do they complain a lot? Do they praise others? Beware of active, negative and passive, negative people as they will try to disrupt your life. Focus on the active, positive and active, passive people you know. They are more likely to have your best interests at heart. When you are done, allow the candle to burn down safely.
Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year
It is very important to understand how to store magical oils properly. Basic essential oils tend to be expensive. Once you have created a magical oil blend suited to your specific purpose, it is in your best interest to store it properly, saving you time and money in the long run.
When you are ready to create your magical oil blend, assemble your tools. All tools, and especially the bottles that will be used for storage, should be boiled for at least ten minutes before use. This will ensure that there isn’t dirt or bacteria on anything that could contaminate your supply.
You will need to store your oil in glass bottles. Never store oil in a plastic bottle, even though plastic is much cheaper. Using a glass bottle will ensure you are able to utilize your magical oil blend as long as possible, while using plastic will simply hasten its going bad. Your glass bottle should also be made of colored glass, as this will help block out light. Green or brown are good colors for storing magical oil. Some people will prefer to store each magical oil blend in a glass bottle with a color that corresponds to its purpose. This is a good idea if you can manage to locate small glass bottles in a variety of colors. Once your blend is complete, it should be marked by its name and date, and then stored in a cool, dark place. Oils will generally last for six months.
Carrier oil is the base oil which you start with. Carrier oils are as follows: almond, olive, safflower, and sunflower. You can use any carrier oil you prefer. Olive oil is perhaps the cheapest one on the list, depending on the type and brand. It is also probably the least attractive smelling to many people.
When selecting carrier oil, keep in mind the purpose to which you will use your magical oil blend. If you are creating a blend to anoint candles or other objects, olive oil is probable fine and is cost efficient. If you are creating an oil rub for your body, you might want to select almond oil, something many people like on their skin.
Many witches prefer to create their own magical oils. By creating the oil blend personally, their own power and intent will be transferred to the blend, which cannot happen when buying premade blends. It can also be more cost efficient to create your own blends.
Recipes are based on essential oil, not synthetic. While synthetic oil is generally much cheaper than essential oil and might smell similar, synthetic does not hold any magical properties as it is missing the root and essence of the plant.
Please beware some essential oils can be toxic, harmful to skin, harmful to ingest, or cause allergic reactions in some people. Always use caution and good judgment. If you are creating a blend that will be worn on the skin or added to a bath, it needs to be tested before you get it all over yourself or someone else. An easy way to test is to dab a small amount of the oil on your arm or elbow, and wait a few hours. If nothing happens, you probably aren’t allergic. Always, if you are unsure whether or not an essential oil can be ingested, don’t ingest it or else do good research beforehand. With a good bit of common sense everyone can practice magic safely.