Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..
Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, July 26th
The wild roller-coaster ride continues today as we keep the volume turned up in our lives. Thankfully, we reach a smoother stretch of road when the Moon shifts into placid Taurus at 11:37 am EDT. But we’re not so happy when the bullheaded Moon squares off with the fixed Leo Sun, pitting our determination against someone else’s will. However, the next round of intellectual sparks begins to fly tonight as mischievous Mercury trines electric Uranus.
Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19
Although you normally enjoy the excitement of the adrenaline rush, you’re thankful when the energy settles down a notch today. But the stress isn’t quite over yet, even if you’re dealing with more mundane issues now. You could tighten up with fear because you probably don’t want to accept impractical solutions. Nevertheless, your obstinacy may not be enough to stop radical ideas from crashing through into your awareness. Resist less; move more.
Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20
It’s not wise to become overly comfortable with any one emotional posture today, since a process of change will take you through your paces. The Moon’s shift into sensible Taurus amplifies your feelings that conflict with your recently established goals. Something must give, and fortunately, a late night rush of inspiration could bring the answers you seek. As author Paulo Coelho writes, “If you think adventure is dangerous, you should try routine.”
Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20
You’re not thrilled when the electrical storm that’s been stimulating your brain begins to dissipate. However, you’re eager to take the intellectual buzz of these past few days and use it to imagine how your future could turn out. But you’re not as interested in the practical logistics that lurk close by in the shadows. Try not to fight against your current destiny, even if it contains an overload of calendars and appointments. A late night Mercury-Uranus connection could bring brilliant insights while also keeping you up past your bedtime. True genius never sleeps.
Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22
You might finally get the respite you crave as the demands of work begin to settle down today. However, you can’t assume that this less hectic pace will last for long. Thankfully, an illuminating Mercury-Uranus trine clears away your uncertainty with one momentary lightning-like flash of awareness. Even after the darkness returns, you’ll know exactly what to do. Your epiphany sticks with you once you see the situation in a bright new light.
Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22
A renewed interest in getting ahead at work grabs your attention today but you’re not driven to see results right away. Instead, your strategy is based upon gradual progress as the plodding Taurus Moon enters your 10th House of Career. Nevertheless, a wave of urgency emboldens you to ride high on new ideas as they begin sparking connections in your brain later in the day. Just make sure that your enthusiasm doesn’t leave your resources depleted. Let go of the things you can’t change while focusing on those you can.
Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22
You may spend a fair amount of time today mulling over recent events and trying to determine your next move. However, initiating action is not as high on your priority list as making a concrete plan for the future. Paradoxically, your practicality relaxes your mind, helping you to see the problem from a totally new point of view. A slow and steady approach ends up saving the day with an unexpected solution. A break from your routine offers you the fresh perspective you need.
Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22
If you’ve been running at the speed of light, it feels great to be able to slow down and take a few deep breaths. You might even get a bit lazy and try to avoid interacting with others. Although you may downplay your social involvement today, events will continue to vie for your attention until you acquiesce and participate more fully. The good news is that intelligent Mercury’s fortunate trine to brilliant Uranus indicates that stepping beyond your comfort zone now will likely bring surprising rewards.
Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21
Following your bliss would be the natural and easy thing to do today if it wasn’t for other people’s expectations. The demands of a partner or coworker might seem excessive, especially if they hijack your personal agenda. Although you are tempted to lay everything on the line and choose one path over the other, it’s wiser to take a less extreme approach until later in the day. Clever thoughts and witty repartee enable you to talk about your dilemma without necessarily upsetting anyone along the way.
Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21
Although the idea of less involvement with others sounds great today, you might find it challenging to retreat into your private world. Nevertheless, you have a specific list of chores to finish and you don’t want to be distracted by everyone else. Thankfully, you can accomplish an amazing amount of work in a very short time if you concentrate on your goals. Mental Mercury’s trine to ingenious Uranus in your 5th House of Creativity triggers so much innovative thinking that you will emerge the hero with time left over for rest and relaxation.
Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19
Your ability to filter out extraneous noise makes you an excellent problem solver today. However, you could be pulled into someone else’s drama if your boundaries are undefined. Your smartest strategy now is to withdraw from conflict as soon as you see it coming. Signing on the dotted line is best postponed until others are more willing to negotiate. Wait until your intuition grows stronger later in the day and new insights reveal surprisingly simple ways to resolve an existing issue. It is the journey, not the destination, that matters.
Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18
Think clearly, speak slowly and remain patient in order to calmly get your message across today. However, your certainty could be problematic if you’re unwilling to listen to the feedback you receive. Fortunately, an inventive Mercury-Uranus trine helps you leap over any obstacles created by your own stubbornness. If you can remain open-minded, effective communication becomes the key to your personal success story.
Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20
You could easily overstep your bounds today, defending an indefensible position. Luckily, a crafty Mercury-Uranus trine enables you to smooth ruffled feathers by providing solutions that seem to come out of the blue. Although it might be exhilarating to stretch the limits by provoking others with your unconventional ideas, it’s wiser to step back when you get close to the edge of a cliff. Remember, you’re most convincing when you calmly address one subject at a time instead of overloading others with too much information. How you deliver your message makes all the difference in the world.
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If Today is Your Birthday: July 25
You have a wonderful sense of fun and a way with words. Playful, unique, and respectable all at once, you can be well-liked, and more so as you mature, probably because you retain a youthful playfulness throughout life. Even so, there is an element of mystery surrounding you, and others might sense that there is more to you than meets the eye. You do have a developed spiritual side that is not always obvious. Certainly, you are an idealist and prefer to see the best in people, which of course can also lead to some ups and downs or disappointments in your social or love life. Even so, you are not one to become bitter. Famous people born today: Estelle Getty, Matt LeBlanc, Iman, Brad Renfro, James Lafferty, Jack Gilford.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!
This is a good year for creating and discovering, and if you can work at your own pace, you’ll be in good shape. Otherwise, you may feel constrained by routines. You prefer to make your own decisions.
This can be a good time for updating your electronics and technology in ways that open up new avenues for communication or ease. Wonderfully creative ideas can fill your head this year. You are able to find new insight into old problems, and your thinking processes during this period are likely to be especially original. A subject or even a person can be especially inspiring, prompting you to explore new perspectives.
The year is strong for physical therapy and healing, as well as for having a real sense of mission.
You aim to be very diplomatic when dealing with others this year. You tend to achieve much through cooperation and your insight can be a true asset. You often have a way with words this year, and verbalizing your feelings can be enjoyable. You can 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.
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.
You have both vitality and realism on your side this year, maximizing your chances of success. Progress can be slow but steady. You are unusually resilient. You stand out as particularly personable and talented, but also reliable and trustworthy. This is a strong year for enjoying new ideas and interests, and for connecting with others through these things.
2016 is 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.
2017 will be a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It is a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are able to attract others, and material things as well, this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and in the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.
Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, July 25th
Today can be wonderful for love, self-expression, learning, connecting, and creating, dear Aries. Keep your schedule just a little bit open today for best results. If you’ve been feeling less than confident, you’ll get a nice boost today. Also today, you begin a new cycle in which home life becomes more fulfilling and secure with extra attention. Self-healing efforts can be powerful as well. Tending to your home base, matters of security and comfort, the needs of your loved ones, and your own safety and care are empowering and even healing activities now and until October. Bringing more structure and order to the home can be an important part of this, but the emotional side is also in focus. You might find ways to work from or in the home, and this builds a sense of comfort.
Family activities can thrive, dear Taurus. There is extra energy available to your personal life today, and it’s important to do something with it rather than let it hang there, stimulating restlessness and discontent. Some of you may feel the need to put a negative situation behind you, and the courage to do so (or impatience!) emerges now. Also today, you begin a cycle that lasts until October in which you take a stronger interest in learning projects and communications, such as writing or speaking, particularly with well-defined goals or related to business. People are taking you seriously and are drawn to your advice or ideas. This cycle is excellent for counseling and talking through problems. It’s also a good period for gathering truly useful, helpful information.
This is a good time for sharing ideas and making connections, dear Gemini, but as cooperative as you feel now, you’re likely to want to pursue your ideas and plans independently. Gather inspiration, and then come to your own conclusions. Also today, you are entering a cycle in which you are likely to explore or discover the magical healing powers of activities that are simple, natural, and earthy. You might need to feel more connected with nature to feel alive and well. You are more patient and persistent with money and business during this period. Emotionally, you are at your best if you develop self-sufficiency, with few expectations of others.
You’ll want to take action or take charge when it comes to matters related to security, money, and career today, dear Cancer. The enterprising side of you emerges, and while you don’t mind exchanging ideas with others, you’re in an independent frame of mind. With Vesta entering your sign today and continuing to transit Cancer until October 20th, there can be a very healthy focus on your own needs and desires. There is wisdom found through focus on the self, in moderation of course, as it can be healing. Others can see you as exceptionally competent, although a little withdrawn or hard to reach. Be dedicated and persistent, but watch for obsessiveness, during this trend.
Wanderlust can grab hold today, dear Leo. You won’t appreciate feeling constrained or restricted right now. You can feel excitement about a new idea or perspective and ride on that energy. You might thoroughly enjoy teaching or guiding others today. You’re beginning a cycle that lasts until October and puts you in touch with your needs for, and the healing benefits of, some level of solitude, meditation, and reflection. You may wish to set up a routine that encourages these things, such as a regular walk or time of day when you’re on your own and in peaceful surroundings. Making more time for these things can not only bring you into better touch with your needs, it can also help you bring a healthier “you” to your career and relationships.
If you can manage some alone time today, dear Virgo, you can get a whole lot accomplished. Even if you can’t squeeze it in, your thoughts can often turn to what’s going on inside. You can feel quite motivated and inspired to take charge of your private life. You may be considering your dependencies and devising ways to feel more able to manage your life on your own. It’s a good time for self-discovery and uncovering feelings that are at the root of problem areas in your life. Also today, you begin a cycle in which you can feel quite committed to a friend, cause, or group. Lasting until October, this is a good time to pour some energy into a dream or happiness goal.
This is a fine day for social activities, dear Libra, as well as for enthusiasm and inspiration gathered from a partner and friends. You’ll want to channel extra energy into activities for best results. Otherwise, you may feel restless. You begin a cycle that lasts until October in which you experience more patience and drive for realizing your goals, particularly related to career. It’s very important to bring more structure and order to your endeavors. You may be in the position of manager, leader, or organizer during this cycle.
You can feel revitalized through your work or your practical focus today, dear Scorpio. It’s a good time to not only feel motivated and confident about pursuing health and work goals but to take action on these matters. Try not to overdo things to prevent this energy from burning out too quickly. You are also entering a cycle, lasting until October, that improves your focus and concentration levels. You are seeking out more meaning in your life, and with a stronger sense of purpose, you’re more likely to thrive. It’s easier to make commitments and fulfill them. You may very well find that living a slightly more ordered life is freeing!
Confidence builds today, dear Sagittarius, and you’ll want to express yourself creatively or through adventuresome activities now. It can be a spirited time that’s best enjoyed if you lay out some broad goals. If you structure your day too tightly, your creativity may suffer. You are entering a cycle today in which there’s much going on under the surface of things and behind the scenes. Healing can come through counseling and therapy or an intimate relationship. You can feel a surge of motivation to make significant lifestyle changes and improvements. Research can bring rewards, but avoid digging so deeply that you end up exposing things you’re not ready to see.
You’ll want to take the lead or take action in your personal life today, dear Capricorn. It can be difficult for you to simply let things flow on the home front — you’re craving more involvement and activity that provides you with a sense you’re growing, improving, and truly living life. You are entering a cycle today that reminds you that you can get a whole lot more done if you are paired up with someone special. While you often feel that you do your best work on your own, others tend to jump start or motivate your own efforts during this cycle that lasts until October. You should watch for putting so much effort into your relationships or into others’ needs that you ignore your own, however. You might also find that your close relationships become tense without an active focus, project, or purpose.
You’ll feel the need to take the lead in your social life today, dear Aquarius, and you may very well inspire others with your ideas and plans. It’s a spirited time for connecting and communicating. You may feel a little restless if you don’t have stable outlets for excess energy, however. Even so, spontaneity is important right now, so make plans, but leave some room for changes. You also begin a cycle today that helps you put more order and structure into your daily life, routines, health pursuits, and work. Adding a little more order or structure to your routines can be a major key to healing. You can also feel a building need to tend to your natural need for exercise and proper nutrition.
A surge of confidence for dealing with the practical side of your life is with you today, dear Pisces. You’re not content to simply think about ways to improve your finances, work, and services — you need to take action. Even little steps that move you closer to your goals can be very satisfying now. So that you don’t burn out too quickly, starting small may be just what you need. Also today, you begin a cycle in which you feel the sparks of excitement about a hobby, project, or other interest building. In the coming weeks, really getting somewhere with a hobby or pastime is possible, whether it’s a venture already in place, a rekindling of an old interest, or an entirely new source of inspiration. In fact, this can all be very healing for you, so tap into your creative muse.
Weekly Astrology: July 25 – 31, 2016
Flashes of brilliance
It’s time to focus this week and utilize your mind and innovative ideas to enrich your life! Keep reading for all the details…
Wednesday, July 27: Mercury trine Uranus
On Wednesday Mercury will trine Uranus, allowing you to go with your first instinct if you have any vital decisions to make. This will also be a great time to brainstorm ideas and work on any of your grand plans or inventions. The more original, the better!
Friday, July 29: Mercury square Mars; Uranus Retrograde
On Friday, Mercury will square Mars and Uranus turns retrograde. You might have a major lightbulb moment on this day, but unfortunately, you might also share it at the wrong place and time.
You might also have to deal with angry words at every turn on this day. Be aware of road rage and people who just want to pick a fight with you because they are having a bad day themselves. Don’t feed that wolf!
Saturday, July 30: Mercury enters Virgo
Then on Saturday, Mercury enters Virgo and your mind will focus on all those details you’ve been happily forgetting up until now. It’s time to clear out any mental or literal cobwebs in your life.
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Weekly Forecast: July 24 – 30, 2016
The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
Weekly Forecast: July 24 – 30, 2016
7/27 ~ Mercury (voice) ~trine~ Uranus (individuality):
This activation gives you access to your Higher Mind and opens the way for new, deeper insights that can guide & direct you at this time. Business as usual will not work, it’s time to open up to the unusual, do something different, look at things from another angle and watch the ah-ha’s start pouring in. Your intuition will be firing on all cylinders, giving you access to unprecedented clarity. While your thinking may lack discipline, your ability to access solutions to any recent (or long-standing) challenges will be off the charts. This energy will not be contained, even though it is generally all mental, you really will have a hard time keeping up with the ideas, thoughts, concepts & intuitions that come to you under this influence so try to take notes that you can refer to later when the grounding will be necessary. Pay attention to the messages that come through/from others as well since you never know how the Universe will show up. This alone is an indication that whatever your consciousness may not have been previously ready to assimilate or process is awakening now to that which is just for you!
7/29 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~square~ Mars (desire & actions):
This activation can be a tough one for some. If your beliefs are out of alignment with your actions, if you are not self-aware or act-out unconsciously, being selfish or childish, than watch out, because squares test you to grow and change in some way. Often, this also means that you are suppressing your nature in some way, which is never really a good idea. When you suppress your Soul, it can make your human more sensitive or defensive, taking things personally as a threat or challenge. If you catch your Self feeling irritable for no apparent reason, try to step back and gain some perspective before responding to your own thoughts or another’s words. Mercury & Mars getting together, in this challenging way, can provoke debates and, in some people, actual fights, so be careful. The deeper aspect of this activation is that some part of you wants to express, perhaps in a new way, and your monkey-mind has got you all off track. Mars demands that you know who you are and what you want, and is the Divine Masculine part of you, which is supposed to hold good boundaries, protect you and negotiate on your behalf in the world. If you know something that you are not acting on, this can be frustrating. If you are acting in ways that are not allowing you to think things through, this too can cause accidents, problems and delays. It is best to pull in until you are clear. And also keep in mind, you may not be out of alignment in the above ways, but those around you may be and will likely have no context for what they are feeling and therefore, become indiscriminate with their choices & actions.
Astrology of Today – July 25, 2016
- The Moon is in Aries all day (until Tuesday, July 26th, at 11:37 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- A Full Moon occurred on the 19th, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.
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 – MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
Moon Age: 20.58 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,890.63 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 151,938,077.41 km
Magickal Activity for July 24th, the Tenjin Festival
Simple Healing Spell
one sheet of green construction paper
a black pen or marker
one green votive candle.
Draw a human shape on the sheet of paper using the black pen or marker. Cut the figure out as you would a paper doll, and write your name on one side of it. Rub the doll over your body and visualize your health problems being transferred to the doll. Bind the doll with the string as you chant:
As I bind my illness into thee,
Let good health return to me.
Light the green candle and place the doll next to it. When the green candle has completely burned out, take your doll to the nearest river and toss it upon the water. As your doll is consumed by the water, so your illness is washed away.
Dating back to 949 A.D. the Tenjin Festival held in Osaka, Japan, enables the people to purge themselves of sickness and ill health. Traditionally, each participant brings a sheet of paper into the shrine, where he or she will then make a paper doll. The doll is then rubbed over the body and then taken to the Dojima River and dropped in. It is believed that all sickness and ill health are transferred to the doll and dispelled with the discarding of the paper.
The Witches Magick for Monday, July 25th – Ringing in the Muses Spell
5 small bells
1 yard each yellow, red, blue, green, and purple ribbon
Thread a bell on each length of ribbon, then tie the first four ribbons to tree branches in the order listed above, saying with each:
To ring these bells,
all breezes blow
Carry their sounds
both high and low
To wake the Muses from
Heed ye now this firm request
Then tie the purple ribbon to a branch, saying something like:
From East and South and
West and North
Muses hear me: now come forth
From South and West and
North and East
Inspiration now release
From West and North and
East and South
Creative powers bud and sprout
From North and East
and South and West
Heed my call and this request
As these bells ring in the breeze
Let ideas flow forth with ease
Bring inspiration with the wind—
In constant stream without an end—
Unleash Your creativity
Muses, bring it now to me
Creative blocks will begin to dissipate within twenty-four hours.
Everyday Moon Magic: Spells & Rituals for Abundant Living (Everyday Series)
DAILY MAGICKAL APPLICATIONS FOR MONDAY
Monday is named after the moon. The Latin term for Monday is Dies Lunae (“moon’s day”); in the Old English language, this day was Monandaeg; in Greek, it was Hermera Selenes. All of these different names and languages translate to the same thing: the “day of the moon.”
Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. So why not cut to the chase and experiment with the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon in all of its magickal energies and aspects?
Magickally, Monday encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, women’s mysteries, and fertility.
Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Harnessing Elemental Magic
(A Witch’s Guide to Elemental Magic)
So here’s what you need:
A mirror that can beangled downwards.
A photo of the target.
A white candle and a black candle.
You can charge your mirror, if you’d like. You can charge it with the Sun to make the experience more positive for the target, so that it dawns on them that they’re hurting you without causing them any mental anguish. Charge it with the Moon to make them feel guilty, embarrassed, or otherwise negative emotions about how they have treated you.
Once it’s charged, take the mirror and place the photo in front of it. Angle the mirror down so that the photo is in its frame.specifically focused on the person’s face. Light your candles, and then focus your attention on your target.
Say this chant at least ten times:
You’ve hurt me dearly But soon
you’ll see How you cause pain and strife for me
Once you feel you’ve put enough energy into this chant, place the mirror on top of the photo. Blow out your candles, the white candle first, and then the black candle. Leave the mirror on top of the photo for at least 48 hours.
Harnessing Elemental Magic (A Witch’s Guide to Elemental Magic)
Okay, so are you ready to try out a curse?
I believe that curses are a completely normal part of magic crafting, and that utilizing your dark energy is important for spiritual and mental health. If you are against curses, the answer to this is simple: don’t use any of my curses!
I know, curses can be scary. People have been telling you about curses coming back to you three times as strong for decades now. But guess what! It doesn’t really work that way.
The Threefold Law, as it’s commonly known within Wicca and a few other magical traditions, states that any energy you put out into the world, be it positive or negative, will come back to you three times as powerful. Obviously, if that’s true, curses are a bad idea.
But energy doesn’t multiply on its own like that. Maybe if the target catches onto the curse and purposefully sends it back more powerful, then it might come back to you. Otherwise, there is no reason to believe that the energy will do anything but degrade as at reaches its target, and if they simply deflect it, it will degrade even more before it comes back to you.
Still, there is some virtue in refusing to cultivate and use that dark garden of magic within you. If you simply want to grow positivity and light, then that is your choice. It just isn’t a very balanced one.
Okay, okay, enough of that. Let’s get to the curse! Let’s say you know someone who has a nasty habit or personality trait. Maybe this person gives backhanded compliments without even knowing it.
How can you get a person to reflect on their flaw? The answer is right there! In the word ‘reflect’!
Harnessing Elemental Magic (A Witch’s Guide to Elemental Magic)