An Overview of Your Love Horoscopes for the Weekend of Friday, January 29th

 

 

 

An Overview of Your Love Horoscopes for the Weekend of  Friday, January 29th

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The Moon goes from Libra to Scorpio this weekend, which can help the mood focus on meeting relationship needs and deeper desires. Communication will be dicey with Mercury at a harsh angle to Pluto and Uranus, so don’t engage in romantic squabbles. If you heed this advice, you’ll be able to make the most of the best part of this weekend –Venus will be at a perfect angle to Neptune on Saturday. This will help support romantic vibes all weekend long!

Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, which implies that she is capable of unconditional love — a love that overlooks flaws and is willing to sacrifice for the relationship. Since Venus is at a positive angle to Neptune this weekend, you won’t have to worry too much about falling into an unhealthy situation where you’re giving away all of yourself and only being deceived or used by your lover. Instead, you’ll feel the most positive romantic fairytale potential. Enjoy the enchantment!

This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*

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

 

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The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Friday, January 29th

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Friday, January 29th

LIBRA STRONG
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
CAPRICORN STRONG
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
AQUARIUS STRONG
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.

BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
FIRE WEAK
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.

BALANCE OF MODES
CARDINAL STRONG
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.

Astrology of Today – January 29, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – January 29, 2016

 

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Libra all day (until Saturday, January 30th, at 10:50 PM).
  • The Moon is from 8:34 PM (until tomorrow at 10:50 PM).
  • The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
  • A Full Moon occurred on the 23rd, and a Third Quarter Moon will occur on the 31st.
  • Mercury is direct and remains in its shadow until February 14th.

Current Witches Moon Phase for January 29th – Waning Gibbous

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January 29
Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 74%

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Phase Details for – Friday, January 29, 2016

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 74%
Moon Age: 19.81 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,293.28 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,350,829.32 km

Elemental Essentials for Friday: The Speaking Stick

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Elemental Essentials for Friday: The Speaking Stick

The speaking stick is not a tool, exactly. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be a stick. (Confused yet?) The speaking stick is an object that is passed around the circle at the end of many group rituals. As it goes around, each person has a chance to speak uninterrupted for a few moments, and everyone else in the circle simply listens. It is a time for words that come from the heart and calm acceptance.

It can be amazingly moving and empowering. (How often in your day-to-day life does anyone actually stop and truly listen to what you have to say?) The speaking stick can be an actual stick or it can be a large feather, a stone, a shell, or anything else that can be passed from person to person. What is important is that everyone respects the “stick” and what it symbolizes-a moment out of time for each Witch to speak and be heard.

Deborah Blake, Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft

The Witches Correspondences for Friday, January 29th

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FRIDAY CORRESPONDENCES

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

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

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

Number: 5, 6

Metal: copper

Charm: green or white garments, scepter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtesy of Moonlight Musings

The Witches Almanac for Friday, January 29th

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The Witches Almanac for Friday, January 29th

Friday (Venus): Love, friendship, reconciliation, and beauty.

Marty’s Day (Nepalese)

Waning Moon
The Waning Moon (from the Full Moon to the New) is a time for study, meditation, and little magical work (except magic designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Libra
Libra: Favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership.

Incense: Thyme

Color: White

Today Belongs to Freyja, Friday’s Namesake, Goddess of Abundance, Fertility and War

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Today Belongs to Freyja, Friday’s Namesake,

Goddess of Abundance, Fertility and War

Freya was the sister of the god Freyr, and was one of the Vanir, the Norse deities of earth and water that lived in Asgard. Venerated by women, heroes and rulers alike, she was the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and abundance. Freyja could be called upon for assistance in childbirth and conception, to aid with marital problems, or to bestow fruitfulness upon the land and sea.

In some traditions, she is known not only as Freyr’s sister but his wife as well.

Like Freyr, she is associated with material wealth. She was known to wear a magnificent necklace called Brisingamen, which represents the fire of the sun, and was said to weep tears of gold. In the Norse Eddas, Freyja is not only a goddess of fertility and wealth, but also of war and battle. In fact, she is the lady of the hall of the battle-fallen in Valhalla. While some have theorized that she was the leader of the Valkyries, the Eddas don’t specifically identify her as such. She also has connections to magic and divination.

Freyja was similar to Frigg, the chief goddess of the Aesir, which was the Norse race of sky deities.

Both were connected with childrearing, and could take on the aspect of a bird. Freyja owned a magical cloak of hawk’s feathers, which allowed her to transform at will. This cloak is given to Frigg in some of the Eddas.

Author

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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Friday’s Witchery

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Friday’s Witchery

Love magick is a perennial popular topic. However, there is more to this topic than meets the eye. There are many enchanting layers here for us to explore on this day of the week. What about creating a loving home, or producing a loving and nurturing family? What about keeping your intimate relationships vital and on track? How about promoting happy, healthy, and enduring friendships? See, there is more to be considered than just the “You shall be mine…” type of fictional love spell.

Don’t forget that many of the deities associated with Fridays are also parents. So, yes, while this is the day to work on romance, sex, and love spells, there is additional magick to be considered here, which makes Fridays a more well-rounded and bigger opportunity for witchery than many folks ever truly realize. The truest, strongest magick always comes from the heart.

–Ellen Dugan, Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week

Friday

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Friday

Ruler: Freya, Venus

Colors: Emerald green or pink

Power Hours: Sunrise and the 8th, 16th, and 24th hours following.

Key Words: Love, money, health

It is easy to spot the ruler of this day by its name. In the word Friday, we see the roots of the name of the Norse goddess Freya, a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses thus the verse “Friday’s child is loving and giving.”

In Spanish this day of the week is called Viernes and is derived from the goddess Venus. Matters of love, human interaction, the fluidity of communication, sewing and the creation of artistic garments, household improvement, shopping, and party planning all fall under the aspects of Friday and its ruling planet, Venus.

Friday’s angels are Ariel/Uriel, Rachiel, and Sachiel. Rachiel also concerns himself with human sexuality and is a presiding spirit of the planet Venus.

On Fridays, the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Venus, and that makes these times of the day doubly blessed. These four hours are the strongest four hours for conducting ritual.

Check the local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine your local sunrise.

Source:
Gypsy Magic

Friday’s Conjuring

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Friday – is associated with Venus

Candle colors – Green, Red, Blue, White, Purple

Focus spellwork on: Love, Marriage, Money, Attraction, Luck, Healing, Prosperity, Change, Road Opening work, Bring Peace, Relationships, Power and Success

—Starr Casas, Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies

Thank The Goddess It Is Finally Friday! Wishing You & Yours A Very Blessed Day & Beautiful Weekend!

Artemis

~* ~ Time and Again ~* ~

Time goes by,
So fast, so slow;
Just as the phases
Of the bright moon’s glow.
Time goes by,
So fast, so slow;
We plant a seed,
And watch it grow.
Time goes by,
So fast, so slow;
The magic moves
Through energy’s flow
Time goes by,
So fast, so slow;
The Goddess is alive
As we all know.
Time goes by,
So fast, so slow;
Love warms our hearts
As the cool winds blow.
Time goes by,
So fast, so slow;
The Witches chant
“As above, so below,”
Time goes by….

—Elizabeth Gardiepy, By The Light Of The Crystal Moon: A Book of Pagan Poetry and Short Stories

Whispering Woods coven Faery Lore course: Final Exam

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Final Exam

 

1. “Red cap” may well be a symbol for the ____ ______ mushroom.

2. Ohdows are small North American faeries who live __________.

3. “Coiste-Bodhar” is a large black coach with a _______ on it.

4. Deduska is a Russian house faery that is often ________.

5. The meaning of the word “Barguest” stems from the description, _____ _____.

6. The king of Alaka, the magickal kingdom of the Himalayan faeries, is _______.

7. A horseshoe hung upright so that its ______doesn’t pour out, serves as a charm against faeries.

8. Jenny Greenteeth is a well known water faery living in the River ______ in Lancashire.

9. It is thought that Murraue can be either female or male and is generally someone who is born on a _____.

10. The Scottish word “eldritch” means _______.

11. A Catez has the head of a man but the body of a _____.

12. A Mine Monk is a _______ mine faery.

13. The children from a union of Nixen are called _________.

14. In general, Faery Godmothers appear _______ days after a child’s birth to determine its fate.

15. ________ is the faery horse of the knight known as Lanval.

16. Within the Christian faith it is thought that faeries are actually ________ ______.

17. Aerico is Albanian Dryads which can be found in old and barren _______ ______.

18. The Welsh counterpart of the Cyhyraeth, is the _________.

19. Hinzelmann is a unique German house faery that lived in ________ castle.

20. On the island of Baltrum the male mare is called ________.

21. It is thought that a horseshoe nailed to the bottom of the churn prevents butter from being meddled with by _______.

22. Gorska Makva is a Hag Faery from _______.

23. Peak District miners follow a ball of flame called a _____ _____.

24. Njuzu is a Zimbabwe water faery who appears as a ______ with a human head.

25. In Scotland the owl is known as ________.

26. It is said that wearing an ankle of Blue Bells at ______ will attract the attention of faeries to you.

27. After twelve years the _____ transforms from a dragon into a hag called a Kulshedra.

28. The Cauchemar is the ______ version of a nightmare faery

29. Ekimmu is an ancient ________ banshee

30. A ______ appears when a mushroom is fried in tar, salt, and sulphur and then is beaten with a rod.

31. Uldra is the _______ faeries that live underground.

32. The Rodjenice are ________ Faery Godmothers.

33. To keep a human child from being stolen by faeries it is customary to hang a pair of iron ______ above the crib.

34. Elves have _______ blood to distinguish them from humans.

35. The Schwarzbraunen Madelein is now known as St. __________.

36. The Teine Sith is the Scots Gaelic version of the ____ – _ – __ – ___.

37. When Gyre-Carlin rides the storms, she is known as ______.

38. On the Cabbyl Ushty, the _______ are turned backwards.

39. Neck is a Scandinavian water faery who is often seen playing a _______.

40. ___ ____ – ______ enters and escapes through a keyhole in the bedroom.

41. During the Battle of Culloden (1746 CE) the _________ was seen shrieking over the heads of the Scottish and English armies that were engaged in combat.

42. When a child is born the _______ induces the mother into a deep slumber.

43. Musail is the Russian King of the ______ faeries.

44. Landalfar, the Icelandic elves are considered to be _________ elves.

45. To invite the fairy folk to visit your home, hang a spray of _______ on your door.

46. Glaisein is strange ______ house faeries.

47. Barstukken is a German or Prussian Dryad that lives in the ______ of trees.

48. In Indonesia, the will-o-the-wisp is known as _________.

49. _____ – ______ are Iranian vampire faeries which in appearance are half man and half goat.

50. According to Gypsy lore, clumps of Nettle mark the entrances to the subterranean tunnels of the _____.

51. The ____ ______ is a Scottish sea cow.

52. Weles are _______ faeries who guard animals.

53. The only two words ever uttered by the ________ are, Mi phrein and Tu phrein

54. Lars Familiaris are the oldest known form of _______ house faeries.

55. The Doyla is said to live behind ones ______.

56. the Hmin range freely through the forest, and are said to _______ ____ those unfortunate humans they encounter, thus causing them to come down with malaria.

57. The little flecks on Foxglove are said to be the faeries __________.

58. It is said that cutting down an Elder will antagonize the ______ residing within.

59. The Cyoerraeth carry ______-______ when an impending shipwreck is about to take place.

60. Gyre-Carlin is the Queen of the fairies in the Fyfe area of ________.

61. It is said that if one sprinkles their clothes with ________ or carries it in their pocket, that no faery will approach them.

62. Wives of Rica, is the name for the Albanian _____ ________.

63. The Old Hag is the nightmare faery found in __________.

64. Boruta is a Polish Dryad that prefers to inhabit ___ trees.

65. Billy Wittwisp is a Will-o-the-wisp found in ____ ________.

66. Muireartach is the mother to the king of the mythical underwater realm of _______.

67. The Kikimora are reputed to be tiny women with ________ feet.

68. Haus-Schmiedlein are said to announce the impending death of a miner by knocking ______ times.

69. The ________ is considered to be the deadliest banshee in Malaysian folklore.

70. Gimle in Norse mythology is the home of the _____ _____.

71. Vihans are Gallic faeries who stand guard over ________ ______.

72. Befind means _____ _____.

73. Queen Summer rules the Native American faeries known as the _____ __ _____.

74. The ______ ______ were used to haul the “Afranc” from its lair in the River Conway.

75. Lunantishee guards the ________ bushes

 

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Whispering Woods Faery Lore Course: Lesson Sixteen – Faery Godmothers

Whispering Woods Faery Lore Course

Lesson Sixteen

Faery Godmothers

 

In general, Faery Godmothers appear three days after a child’s birth to determine its fate. They can bless the child or curse it. On occasion they will favor a child by giving it a birthmark.

Generally Faery Godmothers are dressed in all white.

In French literary fairy tales, fairy godmothers acted as actual godmothers did amongst their social circles, exerting their benefits for their godchildren, but expecting respect in return.

In preparation for the arrival of a Faery Godmother, the area of birth is made tidy and clean. And then various offerings are laid out on a table for them. These offerings include honey, bread, coins and other gifts. There should be a light in the room and the door should be left ajar. It is thought that these faeries generally live in caves.

Often Faery Godmothers will appear in threes and emulate the three Greek Fates who spun, measured and cut the thread of life.

Parzae – These are a type of Northern European Faery Godmothers. They are also known as Fates.

Orisnici (Establishing) – This Faery Godmother is found in Southern Slavonia. They determine what the sex of the child is going to be. Once the child is born a supper is offered to the Orisnici as a libation.

Rodjenice (To Give Birth) – These Croatian Faery Godmothers are said to live in caves. They are described as being very beautiful with pale faces. They wear all white adorned with silver or gold jewelry. They are often seen carrying candles in their hands. As Fates, they determine the sex of a child soon to be born. After the birth of the child, folks leave a libation at the entrance to their caves.

Witte Wieven (White Ladies) – These Dutch Faery Godmothers are said to be found near swamps and mounds. They are said to dress in all white and that as Fates they can predict the future.

Sudicky – These Bohemian Faery Godmothers decide the fate of newborn children. When the child is born the Sudicky induces the mother into a deep slumber. Then usually three Sudicky will appear and determine the child’s fate. One will spin the threads of life, one will measure and the third will cut the thread. It is thought that one can bribe the Sudicky for a favorable fate, by laying out a table for them laden with butter, cheese, bread, butter, salt and beer.

Befind (White Lady) – This is the name for the Irish Faery Godmothers. Three Befinds will preside over a newborns birth and then together will determine its fate. They will often bestow faery gifts upon the newborn child.

Rozanice (Mother) – These Slavonic Faery Godmothers determine the fate of a newborn child. Their name is derived from “roditi” meaning “to give birth”. She is often offered a libation of cheese, bread and honey. They are described as being tall and very pale to the point of being translucent, though they have sparkling eyes. It is said that when one encounters these faeries that they are unable to move.

Trois Maries – These are the Swiss Faery Godmothers or Fates, who determine the fates of newborn children.

Doyla – This Russian Faery Godmother is said to live behind ones stove. She generally appears as an old woman. If one is blessed with a good Doyla, then prosperity will follow one through life. But if a person gets a bad Doyla, they will never prosper. A Doyla, bad or good, stays with one for life.

Udelnicy (Dispensers) – These are the Faery Godmothers of Northern Russia who determine the fate of newborn children. As with most such faeries they are said to be beautiful, though pale of face. They are clad in white robes and adorned with silver or gold jewelry.

Ursitory – These are the Gypsy Faery Godmothers found in Romany folklore. Three Ursitory will appear three days after a child is born in order to determine its fate.

Wives of Rica – This is the name for the Albanian Faery Godmothers or Fates.

Arsile – This French Faery Godmother or Fate is known as one of the three “Bonnes Dames” (Beautiful Ladies). As with most Fates, she presides over the birth of a newborn and then decides its destiny.

 

Quiz:

1. In general, Faery Godmothers are thought to live in ______.

2. Faery Godmothers usually dress in the color ______.

3. Faery Godmothers are also known as ____.

4. When the child is born the Sudicky induces the mother into a _____ ______.

5. A Doyla, ___ or _____, stays with one for life.

6. Rodjenice is often seen carrying ______ in their hands.

7. ______ is the name for the Irish Faery Godmothers.

 

 

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Whispering Woods Faery Lore Course: Lesson Fifteen – Nightmare Faeries

Whispering Woods Faery Lore Course

Lesson Fifteen

Nightmare Faeries

 

A Charm to Control the Night-Mare

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S. George, S. George, our ladies knight,

He walkt by daie, so did he by night.

Untill such time as he her found,

He hir beat and he hir bound,

Untill hir troth she to him plight,

She would not come to him that night.

 

A nightmare is a dream of particular intensity and with content that the dreamer finds disturbing. They are usually associated with rapid eye movement (REM) periods of sleep, and may be accompanied by physical movements. Until as late as the eighteenth century, nightmares were widely considered to be the work of demons, which were thought to sit on the chests of sleepers. Various forms of magic and spiritual possession were also advanced as causes. A mareinduced bad dream is called a nightmare in English, martröð (mare-ride) in Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic, mareridt (mare-ride) in Danish, mareritt (mare-ride) in Norwegian, and Alpdruck (alp-pressure) or Alptraum (alp-dream) in German.

It is said that by stopping up the keyhole, and then placing one’s shoes with the toes facing the door, and then getting into bed backwards one can protect oneself against nightmares or “Mortriden” (mare rides).

 

Mortriden (Mare Ridden) – This is the Germanic term for nightmares and is thought to be caused by an evil elf sitting on the chest of one sleeping.

Old Hag: This is what the nightmare faery is called in Newfoundland. It is thought that when an Old Hag is about, it feels as if someone is pressing you down. If one does not awaken they pass in their sleep from the Old Hag. The term “I was hagged last night” refers to those who have had an encounter with the Old Hag.

Murraue – the Murraue is said to slip up on a sleeping body, from below. At first one feels her weight on their feet, then the stomach and lastly on the chest. It’s thought that if you say her name she will retreat for the night. This particular faery is known to cause temporary paralysis in a sleeper. One should be careful not to stand beneath a pine limb when it starts raining. For if the water from the tangled pine needles, drip on you, a Murraue will be visiting in the night. It is thought that Murraue can be either female or male and is generally someone who is born on a Sunday.

Polunocnica – Polunocnica (lady midnight) a “demon” said to torment children in the middle of the night. This is a Slavonic nightmare faery.

Rittmeije (Forced Ride) – On the island of Baltrum the male mare is called “wålrüder” and the female mare is called “rittmeije.” Baltrum is a German island.

Stendel – in the deep of the night the Toggeli seeks out his victims, sits on their chests and steals their breath away.

Toggeli – This type of nightmare faery is found in the Southern European countries.

Waldruder – This is the male version of the nightmare faery found on the German island of Baltrum. He presses on the chest of the one sleeping in order to induce nightmares.

Cauchemar – The Cauchemar is the French version of a nightmare faery that sits on the chest of one sleeping and rides them through their dreams.

Le Rudge-Pula – Le Rudge-Pula is a type of nightmare faery who enters and escapes through a keyhole in the bedroom.

 

Quiz:

1. The Murraue is said to slip up on a sleeping body, from _______.

2. Toggeli is a type of nightmare faery is found in the ________ European countries.

3. A mare-induced bad dream is called a nightmare in _________.

4. One can protect oneself against nightmares by placing one’s shoes with the toes facing the _____.

5. _________ is called “Lady Midnight”.

6. The Cauchemar is the _______ version of a nightmare faery.

7. The Stendel steals the ________ away

 

 

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