It’s a little over 2 weeks to the Blessing Moon and boy has it been busy! Feeling excited for the bustle of activity this summer, although hopefully everyone is still making time for a little pool lounging when possible. It’s taken a lot of work, but my blog is finally divided into Eupterra Foundation the blog andEupterrae the store. This will keep things simpler…we thinks…
I just wanted to let everyone know the store is open! And there are a couple designs for essential oil necklaces as well as 3 more new ones on the way. Check it out:
Just so we know, the new store Eupterrae has 2 things going on I thought we might like 🙂
I had a custom design for an intricate knotwork pentagram necklace that has been so favored I thought I would bring it up here. I call it the Silver Heart:
What way to show our love of the moon and old ways then a heart hugging them together? That’s what I thought at least 🙂 Portion of everything goes to support W.O.T.C.!
Also, for those who are fey and butterfly fan folk out there, here is what we thought would be vibrant this summer:
Only $7.99 for our conservation fund ones. Those colors just look radiant. I could not pass this artist up. Of course, a little bit of each set will be contributed to Conservation International – go sustainability! So if you want to support butterflies, enjoy Fluttershine 🙂
Tis all for now, and thank you for reading my posts on essential oils and The Essential Series. I am glad so many of you have enjoyed them. I plan to keep it up and add.
Life may seem like a struggle as interactive Mercury and the willful Sun oppose unforgiving Pluto. But this is no time to surrender because standing up for ourselves builds character. Instead of burying our feelings, a wild Venus-Uranus square encourages us to express them — even if we destabilize the status quo. The dramatic Leo Moon heats up our emotions, but her shift into discerning Virgo at 6:40 pm EDT helps to smooth ruffled feathers.
Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19
Choices to make between home and career can be quite perplexing now, but you become more decisive when push comes to shove. Nevertheless, it’s all too easy to be so distracted by your immediate needs that you lose the game plan in the process. There’s no reason to involve others in your melodrama; just do what you must to take care of your heart and move on. As Tori Amos said, “Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes.”
Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20
You’re not interested in speaking your mind now if you think it’s going to stir up a hornet’s nest. But you don’t want to blindly follow the crowd just because it’s the path of least resistance. Although you might try to keep your feelings to yourself and pursue your heart’s desires anyway, postponing a confrontation will only intensify everyone’s emotions in the long run. Don’t put off until tomorrow what needs to be said today.
Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20
Although you prefer to dance your way around a sensitive subject, you can’t sidestep a conversation that should have already occurred. It’s one thing to compromise for the good of everyone involved, but sacrificing your values is never a smart move. Nevertheless, there’s no reason to issue an ultimatum; find a way to create common ground where you can still adhere to your core beliefs while entertaining opposing viewpoints.
Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22
You might wish that people didn’t love you so much today — or that they would express their affection in a less passionate manner. But the tables may be turned if someone feels like your attention is excessive. No one wants to be smothered by another person’s emotions, no matter how honorable the intentions. Find a happy medium where you can exert a positive influence on those closest to you without overwhelming them with your insecurities. Keep in mind that nurturing others is not an all-or-nothing proposition.
Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22
You want people to listen between your words today and connect with your soul rather than your performance. However, your bold behavior can be more intimidating than you realize. But toning down your delivery doesn’t mean you need to dilute your message. In fact, the gentler your approach, the easier it is for you to stick with your position, even if it goes against someone else’s grain. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down.
Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22
Love doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems today, especially if you’re locked in a power struggle that eludes resolution. The stress of an unsolvable difference of opinion can wear you down to the point of wanting to walk away from the whole thing. But disengaging doesn’t fix anything; it only delays the inevitable. Forget about determining who is wrong and who is right. Instead, assume everyone has a viable perspective and seek ways to integrate the best points from each person’s experience. Blessed are the peacemakers.
Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22
You may not appear to be in control today, but you’re probably holding onto your position tighter than anyone realizes. Your diplomatic approach seems so natural to everyone else, but you work at it in ways that are not obvious. Sometimes you are genuinely ambivalent, but your current indecision could be part of a calculated ploy to sway people to your position. The beauty of your plan is that others will feel as if they are in charge while you gently pull the strings. Perhaps the meek really will inherit the Earth.
Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21
You’re not afraid to rattle a few cages in your fight for independence today. But you don’t necessarily have a specific plan; you just want the freedom to dance to your own drummer and you believe a breakdown of structure will offer you the personal space you need. Unfortunately, everything may unravel too quickly and your strategy can backfire if you make more of a mess than you intend. You don’t need to create a diversion if you have the courage of your convictions. Do what you must and let others respond as they will.
Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21
You are stepping into a power zone today, but need to move cautiously so you don’t waste this cosmic opportunity. Although you’re tempted to react without stopping to think about your feelings, it doesn’t take too much self-control now to shift the balance in your favor. A little energy applied at the right moment can change the course of the day, but you must be willing to wait. As the Persian poet Saadi wrote, “Have patience. Everything is difficult before it is easy.”
Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19
It seems as if someone is trying to manipulate your feelings today, but they won’t confront you directly. Unfortunately, it may fall on you to expose the unspoken tension. However, you might try to avoid the discussion because the negativity isn’t even yours. Upon deeper examination, you could realize that your personal resistance to the ideas of others created the problem in the first place. Take a risk and share your concerns now, but do it in a manner that invites give and take. Keeping the communication channels wide open ultimately works in everyone’s favor.
Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18
You’re content to remain behind the scenes today while others are shining in the spotlight. But it’s not because you want to avoid recognition; of course, you prefer to be acknowledged for your contributions. It’s just that you’re more interested in getting things done and you’re more efficient when you’re not wasting time interacting with people beyond the scope of your immediate work. Thankfully, you can win both ways now; focus on the task at hand, but be ready to step onto center stage at a moment’s notice.
Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20
You’re not necessarily very expressive today, but your feelings are still strong enough to shake your world. However, you might be worried that someone you’re attracted to now doesn’t feel the same way about you. But choosing to keep your desires quiet from the one you admire does a disservice to you both. You have the potential to break out of a rut, but you must make the first move. The answer to your question will always be no if you never ask.
We are in the process of working out the bugs on one of our newest sites. I am sure several of you will enjoy this site, it is geared for those below the equator. We have always had request for a site for those below and now we have decided to deliver. Hopefully, after today, we will have the site up and running tomorrow. I am getting use to the format of the site and actually picking up some speed. Of course, just as I think I am doing good, something pops up. But please have a little patience and we will get back to normal. That word again, “normal,” what does it mean, lol!
Just wanted to let you know what was going on. Oh, I almost forgot when I feel confident enough the site is ready, we will post it on here. Personally, I think it is a beautiful site but of course I would, lol! Got to run for now.
Have a great day,
For those below, when you look at the site tomorrow, don’t get discourage. We know that you are a day a head of us and everything on that site will run a day ahead just for you. See we think about y’all and love ya.’
You are passionate, proud, and highly sensitive, although this is not always immediately obvious. Seeking to balance your emotions is the major key to success in life, as is learning to let go and move forward. You are excellent at networking, but you are also moody – extroverted one day and introverted the next. You have family connections and support, and you can be quite a collector, as you are both sentimental and intrigued with history. You are good at big-picture thinking as well as tending to details.Famous people born today: Merv Griffin, Janet Leigh, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis Jackson, Della Reese.
Your Birthday Year Forecast
Your birthday this year occurs shortly after a New Moon, suggesting a time of new beginnings and fresh energy. You are instinctively starting a new phase in your life. It’s time to give your life a makeover and to branch out into the untried.
This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.
This can be a busy period in your life. Your communications are more colorful, and you have more impact with what you communicate. More than usual, you tend to seek out mental stimulation and activity. Your appreciation for art may deepen. You are also likely to present yourself well during this period of your life, and personal magnetism is great.
You are especially creative and expressive this year and your love life can be animated. You succeed best in fields or areas that allow you to make something beautiful, attractive, and/or entertaining. Personal magnetism is strong. You are playfully competitive and might win a major competition, if applicable. This is a good period for creative projects and joining with others in pursuing a common goal.
You are more sensitive artistically, your imagination is stirred, and you have an increased appreciation for subtleties. You are inspired and could even inspire others with your words. Some of your hunches could be prophetic. You are thinking more creatively, and express yourself with more sensitivity, compassion, and warmth.
You often have a way with words this year, and verbalizing your feelings can be enjoyable. You are able to handle people well, and negotiations are favored in general. This can be a good year for dabbling in the arts, furthering a creative hobby or craft, and exploring new artistic interests. Even so, there can be distinct advantages to working in some level of solitude this year as it can be too easy to become distracted on social levels, which can impact your productivity.
However, watch for holding onto opinions and ideas too tightly. Attempts to make others believe the same things you do can be frustrating and unhealthy. Your style of communication may be too intense at times.
You may be attracted to people with artistic inclinations or to relationships in which there is an imbalance of power or a theme of saving or helping. The more romantic or idealistic side of your nature can emerge strongly now, perhaps inspired by someone you care about or someone you meet this year.
You have a strong need for affection during this period of life, and you tend to be especially generous with those you love. Watch for overindulgence in this respect, but enjoy the good vibes as well. You can do especially well working with people you love.
Watch for impatience or fits of temper that work against you this year. There may be changes in work schedules or life’s circumstances could challenge you in such a way that you need to change your goals or actions. This can also be a time when you tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to hold you back. Energy fluctuates this year. If you can avoid rash or impulsive moves, you could enjoy more courage than usual to do things that break the routine or clear the air.
Your unique manner of expressing and asserting yourself is in focus and appreciated this year. Suppressed anger is more effectively released in creative ways. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
This is a period of new beginnings and fresh starts, and can be a busier year than usual. Love and social matters can be up and down, but also quite magical at times. Personal appeal is excellent. New and interesting experiences are likely, but energy can fluctuate and impulsive moves should be watched for. This is a strong year for taking up interesting studies and for meeting people through artistic interests and hobbies. Watch for putting too much pressure on yourself.
2016 is a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to deal with practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
2017 will be a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of exploration and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed, or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, mingle.
This is a strong time for insights into family or home life, dear Aries. The desire to reach out to someone you love is big. There can be an important conversation or news today that makes you quite hopeful about a family situation, or that serves to motivate you to push forward with domestic plans. Some of you could be clearing the air about a past matter and seeing opportunities to put the negative elements of the past behind you, particularly in a relationship with a loved one. Family matters are sharply in focus and a personal or emotional breakthrough is quite possible. Also today, matters of the heart can be very pleasing for you. There could be news of money coming in or support, especially if this involves family, a spouse, or property. Romantic inclinations are powerful and there can be a real connection or strengthening of a bond happening now.
This is an important day for keeping mentally alert and getting involved, dear Taurus. Conversations can be especially progressive, enthusiastic, and spirited. You might have an overdue talk now, or something is said that helps to clear the air. Look for opportunities to discover new interests. Friends can inspire you to realize a creative goal or to try something new. This can also be a time for achieving, as energy is heightened now, and your sense of timing is almost magical. Your personal magnetism is very high! Relations with siblings, a partner, classmates, and acquaintances can improve with new energy and enthusiasm invested into these relationships. Your good cheer and optimism can help strengthen bonds. A Venus-Mars connection today enhances your lovability, powers of attraction, and communication skills. It’s a great time for pleasing, productive, and possibly spicy conversations.
This can be a very important day for business/money thinking and new ideas, dear Gemini. There can be a strong focus of interest and conversation on business matters, finances, personal possessions, and basic values. There may be good news or something that makes you feel especially confident and hopeful about the future, especially along practical lines. The motivation to approach others with confidence can win you a friend today. This can be a good money day – you might stumble upon a good find or make a good sale or commission, for example. Sensual, earthy activities are favored. Personal magnetism is strong. There is fun, playful, and energetic energy with you, and business timing and insight are also good.
You can have far more impact than usual today, dear Cancer, particularly with what you say, but your actions and personal appeal are also getting some serious attention! Others are likely to receive you quite well right now. Your need to be heard is significant and you can pretty much count on others listening. A romance or friendship strengthens today, as you are giving off warm vibes and attracting attention. Personal opportunities abound. You are more confident and focused, but also very receptive and approachable. Active, positive social interactions can be in focus. If an interesting opportunity comes your way, you may very well be in the mood to seize it. You never know what will give life an extra little spark. Today is strong for romantic matters, and possibly a bit of emotional daring!
You might reawaken a topic from the past or gain new insight into an old issue, dear Leo, with the Sun and Mercury coming together in your privacy sector. There can be a good feeling of purging or release involved with bringing something to light. New opportunities can emerge that turn your attention behind the scenes. You are more able to see the benefits of sharing and give-and-take today, and some of you could experience revived feelings for an old relationship, or find out about a secret attraction. There can be a nice sense of satisfaction, particularly regarding a relationship or a private matter. It’s a good time for making a connection. Creatively speaking, this is also a strong time for new or improved ideas. Things seem to fall into place.
There can be a special window into matters related to a friendship, group affiliation, or long-term goal today, dear Virgo. Be as open as possible to making changes related to a partner or friend. Self-expression comes quite easily now, and you may be developing decent rapport with people around you. You can be seen as an authority on a matter or may be asked to speak on a subject. You might meet someone special through friends, learning, or networking. Your creative powers are strong now, and smooth energy is with you for pursuing something new or for enjoying networks and friendships already in place. You feel pleasantly motivated and ideas for new ventures can come to you now. It’s a strong day for communications and friendships – there is hopeful, playful energy with you today.
There can be special attention received today, dear Libra, particularly related to your ideas and intelligence, and quite possibly in a professional sense. It’s a good time for turning over a new leaf — for getting over things, living in the present and looking forward to the future rather than dwelling on the past. New insights into your career path, long-term goals, or business projects can emerge today, and these can truly propel you forward. You may be causing a bit of a stir with the services you offer – it’s a good day for work, money, and practical affairs. Motivation is building. Be confident, or at least pretend to be, and you’ll grow into it! With some creativity, you might be in the position to improve your financial state. Good energy is with you for business relations, personal appeal, and money matters. You’re appreciated and acknowledged today.
There is a real feeling of moving forward and looking ahead today, dear Scorpio. You can be quite inspired, faithful, and trusting. Good advice seems to be circulating around, and you may be the recipient or the source – and possibly both. You may in fact speak words of wisdom that inspire someone. There can be a strong temptation to speak about a matter or voice an opinion today. Good energy is with you for romance, increased confidence, an ego boost, and discovering new interests. There can be pleasant competition now that stimulates you to do your best or to reach higher. Don’t be afraid to be creative and to think in big terms. Energy, confidence, positivity, and personal magnetism all figure strongly, and you are especially alert and capable of making executive decisions. Even so, with Mercury and the Sun heading towards oppositions with Pluto, there can be some worries, fear, and paranoia surfacing that require some attention.
You are in an investigative frame of mind today, dear Sagittarius, with the Sun and Mercury coming together in your solar eighth house. You might get a clearer window into a financial or intimate matter now. There can be a strong desire or an opportunity to speak about a private, hidden, or taboo matter today. You may be clearing the air now, and feeling some form of release as a result. Interactions are pleasingly spicy, and intimacy can get a boost. It’s natural for you to gain the interest or support of other people today. Openness of spirit endears you to others. Energy is strong for intimacy and business timing. Playful competitiveness can be gently stimulating.
People in your life can be especially verbal today, dear Capricorn, and you can get quite an earful! Luckily, information coming in can be very helpful to you. You can also be quite supportive as you bring new light to a problem or good advice to the table. Generally favorable, forward-looking energy is with you and there can be an opportunity to learn more about a person or relationship, or for meeting new people, that emerges today. Acceptance is especially important in a partnership or friendship, and being active together can enhance a bond. You might come to a new understanding with a partner or special someone, or attract a helpful, happy person into your life. You have a strong voice now! Use it to let others know what you want, and to express your feelings. Timing is good.
This is a strong day for opportunities to improve or move forward on a work or health-related endeavor, dear Aquarius. Unusual and interesting elements on the job or in your daily routine can be in focus today. Look for new ways of approaching your work or services, and for new or alternative health programs. This is a good time to get things out into the open. There is warm energy available to you that can help boost your relationships and your sense of timing. Work can definitely benefit, but you are also feeling sociable. You have a real knack for smoothing over differences right now and may act as a mediator or go-between. Romantic connections and creative matters can thrive now.
You can feel exceptionally romantic and/or confident today, dear Pisces, and may be itching to express your feelings. It could be that a conversation that was well overdue occurs now, something that clears the air, or news stimulates a desire to reconsider pursuit of a goal or possibly even a relationship. You can feel both stimulated and peaceful at once. People around you seem to be cooperating for the most part, and this sets you at ease. There is a pleasingly honest vibe to the feel of the day. Love can be attracted or enhanced more readily with a harmonious Venus-Mars aspect occurring now, and there can be increased motivation to pursue a personal interest, hobby, or creative activity. You might expand your personal horizons through an artistic pursuit or through a good conversation with a friend. Energy is positive for love, business, and creativity – timing is good, confidence is strong but not overbearing, and affections are pleasantly stimulating.
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 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon Age: 2.15 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 385,186.45 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,097,524.29 km
The games of Apollo originally took place on July 13, but, because of their popularity, they were gradually extended backward until, by the late Republic, they began on July 6. A Greek God, Apollo was first introduced to the Romans as a God of healing, oracles and prophecies, and hunting and music. Augustus regarded Apollo as his personal deity and built a temple to him in Rome next to his house on the Palatine Hill. It was here that the games to honor Apollo took place each year.
There are very specific steps to take in the case of psychic attack.
1) Banish all fear. Psychic attack, like all negativity, feeds on “negative” emotions such as anger and fear. Those feelings, regardless of how justified, only serve to make the initial attack stronger and amplify the symptoms. This only gives you a bigger demon to fight, so your approach should be very neutral.
2) Call for back up. If you are the victim, do not attempt to combat this situation alone. You need not only the additional energy of people you trust, but also their objectivity and grounding assistance. Let them know truthfully what is going on, ask for their opinion, and then ask for their help to deal with it.
3) Take a ritual bath. Soak yourself in water, preferably with lavender oil or flowers, and try to clear your head.
4) Smudge your home.
5) Receive and ground the energy. Once you have cleansed yourself and your home, light a BLACK candle to absorb any negativity that is coming your way and visualize all of the baneful, hurtful energy going directly into the candle and being grounded down to Mother Earth. Normally, we are major advocates for empowering the practitioner to take care of themselves. In this particular instance, we highly recommend the act of surrender, not to the attacker, but to Deity. Give it all over to God/ Goddess and let the Divine sort it out.. Julst like with any other kind of bully, what they want is attention. When they realize they are not garnering the results they want, they will lose interest and drift away. This is truly, the most hurtful thing you can do to the attacker.
Magical Ethics and Protection(Book 4)
Katrina Rasbold ; Eric Rasbold
Let’s Talk Witch – The Symptoms of a True Psychic Attack
When true psychic attack is underway, the onset will be sudden and severe, seemingly out of the blue:
Severe fatigue and the inability to recover strength easily. Intense fearfulness and paranoia that is not common to the personality.
Anxiety attacks/Panic attacks
Nightmares, particularly of being chased or someone/ something trying to kill the victim.
One part of the body or the whole body being extremely and unreasonably cold.
Severe pain or tension in the solar plexus, stomach, or intestinal area.
Unexplainable depression that cannot be shaken off.
Feelings of suicide or self-harm untraceable to any genuine issue.
Shaking and trembling.
Extreme pessimism and a sense of hopelessness.
Loss of self confidence in a normally self-assured person.
Abrupt onset of a “victim” mentality.
Unexpected severe health problems.
Basically, what you are looking for is an abrupt change in personality and often, the victim using words or phrases that are atypical to their usual form of experson. Often it is someone around the victim who first suspects psychic attack because to the victim their own thoughts processes seem organic and make person sense.
Magical Ethics and Protection(Book 4)
Katrina Rasbold ; Eric Rasbold
To the Romans, this day was called Dies Mercurii, or “Mercury’s day” Mercury was a popular character in the Roman pantheon. A messenger of the gods, he presided over commerce, trade, and anything that required skill or dexterity. The Celts also worshiped Mercury and eventually equated him with the Norse god Odin (some spelling variations on this name include Wotan, Wodin, and Wodan). In Norse mythologies, Odin, like Mercury, is associated with poetry and music. Interestingly enough, both Odin and Mercury were regarded as psychopomps, or the leaders of souls, in their individual mythologies.
Odin, one of the main gods in Norse mythology, was constantly seeking wisdom. He traveled the world in disguise as a one-eyed man with a long gray beard, wearing an old, beat-up hat and carrying a staff or a spear (which brings to my mind images of Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings). In the Old English language, this day of Mercury evolved into Wodnes daeg, “Woden’s day,” or Wednesday.
Wednesday carries all of the planetary and magickal energies and associations of the witty and nimble god Mercury himself. Some of these mercurial traits included good communication skills, cleverness, intelligence, creativity, business sense, writing, artistic talent, trickiness, and thievery. And don’t forget all of those wise and enigmatic qualities associated with the Norse god Odin/Wodin, not to mention the goddess Athena’s contributions of music, the arts, handmade crafts, and writing. Wednesdays afford excellent opportunities for seeking wisdom, changing your circumstances, and improving your skills, be they in trade and commerce, music and art, or in communication and writing.
Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Wednesdays are wild and wacky days. They are for communication, change, cunning, and the arts. This is a Mercury day, and just its patron god this day is full of contradictions, change, and excitement. Some suggestions for Wednesday enchantments would include:
Pulling a little Wednesday color magic into your life by wearing purples or orange
Carrying a multipurpose agate with you and tapping into its various charms
Working with magical plants such as the fern for protection. This plant will also boost the power of any other magical plants with which it is arranged.
Incorporating lavender into charms and spells for transformation
Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication
Calling on Athena, patron of arts and crafts, for inspiration for a new project
Fanning out a Tarot spell to increase you creativity
Calling on Hermes on a Wednesday night to bring movement and good luck into your life