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The Witches Magick for Thursday, February 4th – Get Rid of Negative Energy Binding

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Get Rid of Negative Energy Binding

This spell is used to get rid of negative energy directed at you from someone else. This spell stops another’s negative energy from causing you harm.

Items you will need:
Any small cloth doll you can find. Unstitch the head until you are ready to begin the spell.
A needle and black thread
A personal item from the person you want to bind. Anything of theirs will work. It can be a strand of their hair, something they have wrote on, etc.
Some Black ribbon
A Black candle
A fireproof container
A sterilized needle
A piece of paper and pen

The Spell:
Form a circle of protection in your mind.

First light the black candle

Think hard on the person you are binding, place the personal object of theirs inside the head of the doll and sew it shut. Tie the black ribbon around the doll’s head.

Now whisper these words:

” With harm to none, my will be done
I hereby bind you (say the name of the person)
Your words and thoughts cannot harm me
Nothing you can do will harm me”

Continue speaking these words until you feel energy and power surging through you. Once this happens concentrate on that person being completely helpless to harm or abuse you while you are speaking the words above.

Now sign your name on the piece of paper to bind this spell.

Now prick one of your fingers with the sterilized needle and let a small drop of blood drop onto your signature.

Now fold the paper, light it on fire and drop it into the Fireproof Container).

Concentrate on the flames as the paper completely burns.

Now go and bury the doll as far away from your home as possible.
Douglas Hensley, A Book Of Magic Spells And Hexes

Little Known Magickal Tips that Actually Work – Cinnamon the Money Spice

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Little Known Magickal Tips that Actually Work – Cinnamon the Money Spice

– Sprinkle Cinnamon on your money to make sure it comes back to you.

– Eat Cinnamon on food or in drinks to attract money to you.

– Sprinkle Cinnamon inside your wallet to ensure money stays there.

– Shake Cinnamon around your doorways to draw money to the household.

 
Deran Gray, Gray’s Pocket Book of Hoodoo Spells for Wealth and Prosperity: (Gray’s Pocket Book Series Book 5)

Greenhouse Charm

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Greenhouse Charm

Here is a little greenhouse charm that you can say to yourself while you get a dose of plant magick and greenery. Just shut your eyes, soak up the warmth and those delicious, earthy smells, and repeat the charm quietly.

All around me now, new plant life does happily grow
My spirits are lifted despite the cold and the snow.
Green is the magickal color of life and hope
Refresh me and remove any reason to mope!
By the powers of the moon, stars, and shining sun
As I will, so shall it be, an’ let it harm none.

Feel free to walk around and indulge yourself for a while in the greenhouse. See if you can find a simple houseplant to take home and care for. Once you return home, sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of your day.

 
Ellen Dugan, Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch

Greenhouse Therapy

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Greenhouse Therapy

No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland It’s easy to get down in the dumps by the end of winter. You think you are doing so great and then, before you know it, you have the wintertime blues. There is a condition that happens to folks who do not get enough sunlight in the winter months. It’s called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). There are treatments for this, and one of them is light therapy.

I know: I battle with this every year, especially in late winter. The popular theory on this is because I am part plant. I mope when it’s cold and gloomy out and I can’t get outside to take my walks or work in the gardens. The winter holidays keep me busy, and it does not kick in until mid-February. That’s when I start watching for gardening magazines and scowling out through the windows and complaining about the snow, ice, and cold, wishing for spring.

The best cure I have ever found? Well, if it’s not too cold, then I bundle up and take a brisk walk outside. Or if it’s snowing, then I cowboy up, dig out the cars, and then shovel the snow off the sidewalk and driveway— anything to move and to get outdoors.

Should I really feel blue and it’s very nasty and bitter cold, then I go to the local nursery greenhouses and walk around inside of them for a half hour and simply enjoy the green. Oh, that yummy warmth inside— the rich, earthy smell of the potting soil, the moisture and the humidity, and that blast of green— it all really helps me. After all, green is the color of hope and of life.

So on nasty, frigid days, if I’m really missing the light and the warmth and the color green and my gardens, I quietly walk around inside of a local greenhouse. It cheers me up the minute I hit the doorway. I walk around and soak up the warmth and vibrations of all those plants that are rushing to grow. I close my eyes, breathe deep, and pull in that garden smell. I let the bright green color of the foliage fill me up with power and cheer. And it works like a charm!

Now, before someone accuses me of vamping the plants, relax. I’m soaking up atmosphere— the scents, the sounds, the colors— not the life force of the plants themselves. Sheesh. Write about psi-vamps once and everyone starts pointing fingers.

Anyway, you can safely soak up the smells, the light, and the sounds in a lush greenhouse. Try it for yourself. The worst that could happen is you’ll end up scooping out the best new varieties of plants for your garden or taking home a couple of houseplants. Besides, I’m sure the greenhouse staff would be devastated to sell you something during their slow season.

If you want to give something back to the greenhouse, then buy some plants from them while you are there or in the spring— that’s what I always do. As the greenhouses have cheered me up during the winter, I repay them by supporting the greenhouse with my business and by also planting the flowers, herbs, and shrubs and caring for them for the rest of the plant’s life cycle. It works for me. Try it for yourself the next time you are down in the dumps with the wintertime blues.

 
Ellen Dugan, Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch

A Little Humor for Your Day – “Prayers Around the Zodiac”

Prayers Around The Zodiac


  • ARIES Dear God, please give me patience… and could you do it right now?
  • TAURUS Dear God, help me accept change, but not too quick.
  • GEMINI Dear God! Who is God? Where is God? Why is God?
  • CANCER Dear God!!!
  • LEO Yes?
  • VIRGO Dear God, please make us perfect and don’t mess it up like You did the last time.
  • LIBRA Dear God, please help me to be decisive, but on the other hand, what do you think is best?
  • SCORPIO Our Father, forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, even though the b*****ds don’t deserve it!
  • SAGITTARIUS Dear Lord, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times, help me stop exaggerating.
  • CAPRICORN Dear God! I’d like to ask you to help me, but I learned a long time ago not to rely on anyone else!
  • AQUARIUS Dear God, I know I like change, but this chaos is ridiculous!!
  • PISCES Dear Lord, as long as I’m going to drink this fifth of Scotch tonight, please use the stimulation for Thy glory.

 

Author Unknown

Article published on Pagan Library.com

Astronomy Picture of the Day – Dwarf Planet Ceres

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.

2016 February 4

Dwarf Planet Ceres
Image Credit & License: NASA, JPL-Caltech, UCLA, MPS,DLR,IDA – Composition: Justin Cowart

 

Explanation: Dwarf planet Ceres is the largest object in the Solar System’s main asteroid belt, with a diameter of about 950 kilometers (590 miles). Ceres is seen here in approximately true color, based on image data from the Dawn spacecraft recorded on May 4, 2015. On that date, Dawn’s orbit stood 13,642 kilometers above the surface of the small world. Two of Ceres’ famous mysterious bright spots at Oxo crater and Haulani crater are near center and center right of this view. Casting a telltale shadow at the bottom is Ceres’ cone-shaped, lonely mountain Ahuna Mons. Presently some 385 kilometers above the Cerean surface, the ion-propelled Dawn spacecraft is now returning images from its closest mapping orbit.

Earth Sky News for February 4th: Moon, Venus, Mercury next few mornings

Moon, Venus, Mercury next few mornings

Before dawn tomorrow – February 5, 2016 – and for the next few mornings, a wondrous scene awaits you in the morning sky. The waning crescent moon and planet Venus beam close together before sunrise. Since the moon and Venus rank as the second-brightest and third-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun, you should have little trouble catching them at morning dawn.

Mercury is also visible near the moon, closer to the sunrise than the moon and Venus.

And of course, that’s not all. There are five planets visible before dawn now. The moon has been passing each one in turn. Now it’s Venus and Mercury’s turn.

It might be a challenge to catch Mercury beneath the moon and Venus before sunrise these next few mornings. Although Mercury is plenty bright, shining on par with the sky’s brightest stars, this planet’s luster is somewhat tarnished by the emerging morning twilight.

Try using the moon and Venus to locate Mercury near the horizon, starting around 80 to 70 minutes before sunrise. (Start your Mercury search even sooner, if you live in the Southern Hemisphere.) The lit side of the waning crescent moon moon will point, more or less, in the direction of Mercury. If you still can’t see Mercury, it might be because there’s haze or fog on your horizon. In that case, binoculars will come in handy.

The opportunity to see all five visible planets in the same sky together will last for about another two weeks. Get up 90 minutes (or more) before sunrise to see the planets Saturn, Mars and Jupiter to the west of Venus. Then look for Mercury beneath Venus as darkness gives way to dawn.

See 5 naked-eye planets at once!

The five visible planets will adorn the February morning sky until around February 20. In their order of brilliance, the morning planets are Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Mars. In their order going from east (sunrise direction) to west (sunset direction), they are Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter.

Bottom line: Look for the waning crescent moon near the planet Venus on the mornings of February 5, 6 and 7, 2016. Then look for Mercury below Venus and near the horizon as darkness starts to give way to dawn. This post contains info about all five planets visible now before dawn.

 

Author

Bruce McClure

Article published on EarthSky