Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, January 7th

Get A Jump On Tomorrow……

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, January 7th

by Rick Levine

 


General

General Horoscope

Expressing the truth as we see it can be complicated, especially when the resistance we encounter is not out in the open. The Sun’s yearly conjunction with suspicious Pluto sets the stage for power struggles in nearly any kind of relationship. Paradoxically, there are no winners if there is a loser, so we must look out for the good of all. Thankfully, the reliable Taurus Moon brings emotional support that can make all the difference in the world.


Aries

Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19

Your intense drive for accomplishment today is also setting a deeper tone for the weeks ahead. However, you must renegotiate old commitments before taking on new responsibilities while the evolutionary Sun-Pluto conjunction emphasizes your 10th House of Career. Thankfully, you can push through current limitations and achieve higher levels of success if you’re willing to transform your public image and relinquish activities that distract you from your goals. Energy flows where attention goes.


Taurus

Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20

It takes quite a bit to stop you from progressing toward your self-appointed destination once you make up your mind. Your obstinacy is even more tenacious now as the willful Sun joins relentless Pluto, shedding new light on your obsessive behavior when it comes to reaching your goals. Ride your power for all it’s worth, but be attentive to the needs of others so you don’t unintentionally trample over them on your way to success. Sensitivity is not a weakness of mind, but an act of a compassionate heart.


Gemini

Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20

Unexpressed feelings of resentment can chip away at your confidence without you even realizing it. The emotionally intense Sun-Pluto conjunction occurs in your 8th House of Transformation, revealing the depth of your current metamorphosis. Nevertheless, others may not understand the strength of your convictions or the inevitability of your changes. You could undermine the support you need from your social network by channeling your frustration into petty arguments. Taking full responsibility for your decision to embark on a new path earns you credibility and respect.


Cancer

Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22

Although it’s nearly impossible to know where your current trajectory is heading, it’s obvious your world is irrevocably changing. There might not be anything you can do to slow this evolutionary process, but you could ease the pressures along the way. Turning your fear into hard work might be productive, but it won’t help you get to the underlying issue. There’s really no need to struggle; the simple act of letting go of your attachment to the caterpillar paves a smooth road to becoming a butterfly.


Leo

Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22

Trying to connect with your inner child could be frustrating today, especially while all your attention is aimed toward the work ahead. Unavoidable responsibilities mount, making it clear that you must streamline your life for the sake of efficiency. The penetrating Sun-Pluto conjunction in your 6th House of Logistics requires you to prioritize your tasks so you have time to reconsider which parts of your job no longer serve you well. Eliminating fears and habits that hold you back clears the way for a more fulfilling expression of your talents. Worry less, roar more.


Virgo

Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22

You may know exactly what you want now and are in possession of a plan to get it. However, your ambitious drive could hurt someone you love unless you remember to consider their needs as well as your own. The radiant Sun’s annual hookup with resolute Pluto can either box you into a corner or empower you to shine your light into the darkness. There is no valid reason to continue to nurse negative feelings tied to events in the past. The sooner you acknowledge your fears, the better it will be for everyone involved.


Libra

Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22

Sometimes you need to sink to the bottom before you can seek higher ground. Unfortunately, the mysterious Sun-Pluto conjunction falls in your 4th House of Roots, taking your emotions to a deeper level than you knew was possible. Feelings of disappointment or betrayal may surface now, but there’s no reason to flinch when you see what’s lurking in the shadows of your subconscious. Untangling your needs and desires can clear up a murky situation and initiate a profound process of recovery and transformation.


Scorpio

Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21

You’re at a fork in the road now and you won’t be able to cycle back to this intersection after you make your decision. You may be required to surrender a belief you once considered important, since the unforgiving Sun-Pluto conjunction in your 3rd House of Communication shines light on anything that’s no longer needed. Don’t cling to an insecurity or hold onto a grudge that has outlasted its purpose. Keep in mind that your actions at this point of no return might have much greater impact than you realize. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.


Sagittarius

Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21

A power struggle might be precipitated by a disagreement about money with a partner or family member today. Although a solution may seem non-existent at first, the conversation will likely shift from short-term concerns to deeper matters that raise issues of conflicting values. Nevertheless, your job isn’t to convince someone that your conclusions are valid; it’s to listen so you can establish common ground. Communication must be a two-way street if you want peace in your world.


Capricorn

Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19

Your reactions to people who appear to be interfering with your life are extreme and it’s challenging to moderate your response today. You could easily precipitate an unwinnable battle with a fearful or controlling person who expresses needs you cannot meet. The intense Sun-Pluto conjunction in your sign can bring a long-simmering point of contention to an emotional climax. The real issue is whether you value the relationship enough to face your own shortcomings and do what’s necessary to make it work.


Aquarius

Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18

Practicing self-restraint is an important key to your happiness now. You’re unlikely to make a scene while an uncompromising Sun-Pluto communion in your 12th House of Invisibility turns you in a more spiritual direction. Your current introspection won’t necessarily resolve relationship conflicts; nevertheless, you can balance any stress with patience and planning. Finding some quiet time by yourself gives you a chance to tap into an unused source of passion and power. Philosopher Martin Buber wrote, “Solitude is the place of purification.”


Pisces

Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20

If you’re not on top of a situation now you may wind up buried by it later on. Relationship issues weigh heavily on your mind while the compulsive Sun-Pluto alignment activates your 11th House of Social Networks. Take control of the process as much as possible rather than just trying to make everyone happy. Thankfully, you can achieve great things if you focus on carrying out your intentions and allowing your ambitions to fuel the fire in your belly. Believe it to achieve it.

 

If Today is Your Birthday: January 6

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If Today is Your Birthday: January 6

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Exceptionally hard working, your work means the world to you, and if you don’t choose a career path that truly reflects your goals, you are unlikely to be very happy! You are a list maker, an organizer, and a person who loves order, even if you don’t always feel you are orderly enough. You are at your best when you have a goal in mind. You are loyal and somewhat of a perfectionist. As peace-loving and security-minded as you are, there is a decidedly stubborn and argumentative side to your personality. Famous people born today: Syd Barrett, Carl Sandburg, Loretta Young, Rowan Atkinson, Bonnie Franklin.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Your birthday occurs around a First Quarter Moon this year, and you are reaching an important turning point in terms of personal growth. You may be more emotional this year, and should watch for unnecessary conflicts and making hasty decisions as a result. Otherwise, this is a year of great energy, motivation, and growth. You are more ambitious and desirous of action in the year ahead. This should be a busy, dynamic period in your life.

Pluto finishes its transiting conjunction to your Sun, taking some pressure off your life. Ideally, you have reworked your image and redefined who you are in positive ways. 

You are especially interested in setting goals and challenges for yourself this year and taking the necessary action to meet them. You may meet or interact with others who encourage or inspire you in some way to have more confidence in yourself. Your energy levels are generally strong this year, and your sense of timing better than usual. You tend to instinctively know the right course of action to take in most situations. Your desire nature is strong, and increased physical activity is likely. Independent work is favored and competitive activities may also thrive this year. Joie de vivre and increased energy can truly enhance your life in many ways, not only because you are more able to enjoy life this way, but also because others sense your dynamism and you are likely to attract good things to you as a result. Stress is eased as you feel more confident about your abilities and your judgment. Also, you are more able to assert yourself without rubbing people the wrong way.

There is charm in the way you present your ideas this year, helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships. The period ahead favors dancing, swimming, photography, arts, and entertainment. If you are an artist, this could be an especially inspired, imaginative, and productive year. Pay attention to your gut feelings, which will, more often than not, give you valuable information. Business benefits from a more creative approach, but you should be especially careful that you aren’t missing important details. This can be a year in which you are building faith and confidence in your personality, skills, and talents. You can experience a stronger desire to seek out

The period ahead favors dancing, swimming, photography, arts, and entertainment. If you are an artist, this could be an especially inspired, imaginative, and productive year. Pay attention to your gut feelings, which will, more often than not, give you valuable information. Business benefits from a more creative approach, but you should be especially careful that you aren’t missing important details. This can be a year in which you are building faith and confidence in your personality, skills, and talents. You can experience a stronger desire to seek out meaning, wisdom, and mental stimulation in your life during this period. Others might frequently turn to you for guidance.

This can be a powerful year for friendships. You are especially concerned with being fair to one another in your relationships. You seek out balance and peace, and the platonic elements of a relationship may be emphasized now with great success. There can be a focus on sharing or blending beliefs, morals, and values; or there can be a strong focus on growing and improving through one another. This can also be a very creative, artistic time.

This can be a year in which you reassess your love relationships or friendships to determine whether they’re helping you grow or holding you back.

Perceptions are more reliable than usual this year, and it’s an active period for self-development. You are more resourceful and might benefit from some great bargains, buys, and finds. You may be recycling ideas from your past and bringing new energy to your projects that increases their success. For some, long-lost friends or lovers can return or an existing relationship can transform and reach a new level.

The year ahead is an enterprising one, particularly along creative lines. You meet with people who inspire you to be your best. You have much energy to pour into your pursuits, although you can be a little moody when it comes to motivation for your projects – you need to feel inspired for the energy to flow well. Your ability to pace yourself leads to greater happiness and health.

 

2017 will be a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice – let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 6th

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 6th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope

Ambition and determination to pursue your goals, including work or career objectives, increases now, dear Aries. Fortunately, clarity in these areas is on its way with Mercury turning direct in just two days and then moving back into your career and reputation sector on the 12th. While this is not the best time to make big decisions or launches because of Mercury’s station, it’s an excellent time for getting your plans in order and for scoping out projects that could use a refresh or reboot. For some of you, this can be a career matter, and for others, a public image issue. If you need to reinvent yourself on a professional or reputation level, this is the time for considering strategies to do so. This is also a time for considering eliminating or reducing attitudes and activities that keep you from excelling at your work or from reaching your goals. Letting go of wasteful or outdated endeavors can be difficult to do, but may very well be precisely what you need to succeed.

Taurus

Taurus Horoscope

Today, the Sun and Pluto in your solar ninth house are asking you to transform and grow through your beliefs, ideas, and attitudes, dear Taurus. Someone or something may be challenging the way you see things, and it’s up to you to either resist or grow and transform through it. Consider whether or not you may be clinging to your old beliefs when it may be better for you to make changes. This can be a good time for seeing a new side to a family member or a partner. Watch for the tendency to try to control others and for people who are power tripping as well. The only person you can truly control is yourself. With Pluto a long-term guest in your spirit sector, you are learning that clinging too tightly to your ideas can limit your growth. Freeing yourself from limiting attitudes is a process that’s unfolding a little at a time for you. The Moon enters your sign this afternoon, and you feel very much in your element, which leads to more spontaneity.

Gemini

Gemini

Circumstances are such that you’re facing your deeper feelings and attachments through events, meetings, and memories, and possibly some of your fears in the process today and tomorrow, dear Gemini. The important thing now is to recognize areas of your life where you may be too attached to someone or something. Questions of trust are brought to the surface, and self-honesty is vital. If you are not in touch with some of your deeper feelings triggered today, you may unwittingly stir up some drama with people close to you. This can also be a day for intense study or focus for some, and for others, an important epiphany about a relationship or your inner motivations. If suspiciousness raises its head, consider easing up on the desire to control others. Confronting fears now can be more revealing than usual. As well, if you are looking for support from someone, try not to pursue it in a roundabout way.

Cancer

Cancer

With the Sun and Pluto coming to an alignment in the sign opposite yours, dear Cancer, this is a time for learning something important about yourself or your life through a partner or a relationship. Interactions with others can be intense, but question whether you are unwittingly stimulating some reactions in others by denying your own role in power plays or other complicated interplays. Consider all angles because today, the power of projection is high. It can be all too easy to see in others what you are trying to avoid knowing about yourself. Today is powerful for letting go of behaviors, particularly overly attached or clingy ones, that have been holding you back from achieving your goals, mainly related to relationships and money. If someone seems to want to control you or is playing power games with you, you might choose to refuse to participate. If the energies of the day are handled well, you can reach a new level of understanding of a significant other, a relationship, and yourself.

Leo

Leo Glyph Symbol Horoscope

Today is strong for seeing areas of your life that require adjustments, edits, and weeding out so that you can move forward, grow, and reach your work or health goals, dear Leo. With today’s determination, you might solve a complex problem or reorganize something from head to toe. Some of you may find a new way to approach an old health issue. With the Sun and Pluto in your work and health zone joining forces, think about what needs toning down or eliminating rather than taking on something new. Improvements and updates are the focus. Your ambition increases for reaching an objective now, and this comes at a good time as Mercury will turn direct in just two days and on the 12th, Mercury will re-enter your work and health sector and projects move forward, or valuable information is revealed. While the energy of the day can stimulate some tension and worry, use it to your advantage by determinedly working on a problem area.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol Horoscope

You may have been struggling with whether you sincerely care for — or have totally gotten over — a situation or person these days, dear Virgo, and today, thoughts turn intense as the Sun illuminates your deeper feelings, desires, and fears. Whether it’s recognition for your uniqueness or attention from a love interest, the desire can be hard to deny, as much as you’d like to believe otherwise. You could feel wanting now, and resentment or jealousy can surface. Face your feelings, embrace them, and then decide how you can improve your life. In fact, you’re in an excellent place for making changes. Your personal health and growth depend on eliminating unhealthy attachments. Even so, there may be a past experience that you absolutely don’t want to repeat, and this can motivate you tremendously to make positive changes now. If you’re holding onto something that is driving you to a good place, then turn it to your advantage!

Libra

Libra

Excellent energy is with you for seeing areas of your personal life that need a serious update or reboot, dear Libra, particularly having to do with your family relationships or home life. Competitive energies with family are running high at the moment. The tendency to feel resentful or to bring up the past can be strong. Try your best not to fixate – focus instead on fixing problems. With Pluto dominating today’s energies, you would do well for yourself by focusing on what needs to be left behind or upgraded and transformed. With Mercury still retrograde, it’s important to finish up and refine projects that are already in progress instead of launching new ones. Try not to obsess over the past, even if buried resentments surface now. While avoidance is not the answer either, recognize that fixation on problems won’t solve them unless the attitude you bring to the situation is forward-looking. Channel your energies into a project around the home that will help encourage you to be more productive. Focus on redirecting your emotions into constructive channels rather than attempting to control people around you.

Scorpio

Scorpio Horoscope

With the Sun and Pluto, your ruler, joining forces today, dear Scorpio, you have more impact than usual. People notice you more than usual. This powerful duo is currently in your communications sector, making your communications particularly impactful as well. There can be a piece of news, a communication received, a new development, or a memory today that riles you up. In all likelihood, things are a little blown out of proportion, but even if they are, this is a good time for firming up vulnerable areas and working on fixes. You might get particularly caught up with a certain idea or subject now. Taken too far, you could become fixated on a topic or idea to the point that other areas of your life suffer. Channel excess energy into a meaningful project or work on fixing problems. If something has to go, whether it’s a frivolous activity that interferes with your productivity or an attitude that keeps you in a negative frame of mind, this is the time for putting it behind you.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Horoscope

The Sun and Pluto align in your resources sector, dear Sagittarius, and this powerful duo can stir up strong feelings about your boundaries, income, and values. If you’re fearful or worried about security or financial matters, you can be particularly sensitive today. Resolve to do what you can to improve your financial picture, or at least the attitude you have towards it. It’s a good time to think up strategies to spend and save more efficiently. Fortunately, with Mercury ending its retrograde in two days and getting a second chance in your resources sector starting on the 12th, you’ll be in an excellent position to make long-lasting, meaningful changes that help you feel safer, more secure, and more comfortable. Hold off on new purchases for now, and focus instead on what can be pared down, eliminated, or recycled. If you’ve grown overly attached to certain stagnant situations or excess clutter, then you may work on freeing yourself of these dead weights.

Capricorn

Capricorn Horoscope

The Sun and Pluto join forces in your sign, dear Capricorn, and you can feel highly motivated to effect change in your life that empowers you. The day is strong for personal magnetism and impact, and you can easily find the motivation to get going on your plans and initiatives. As long as you resist the temptation to try to maneuver people and situations to work in your favor, you are in a good place to get your affairs in order. The best way to gain an edge is to work on controlling your own reactions and attitudes rather than fixating on things outside of yourself. You are learning to ease up on trying to control things that truly cannot be controlled, and instead, you are focusing on the things you can master. Channel your considerable energy into something constructive. With Pluto strongly activated, I like to say that you can choose to fixate or fix, with the latter the best way to get ahead. Use any tension stimulated today to better yourself and start over.

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Sun and Pluto join forces in your hidden, subliminal sector today, dear Aquarius, and this powerful duo can stir up unusual feelings. The “work” that Pluto asks you to do in this area of your chart is to eliminate attitudes and situations that make you feel powerless or ineffective. Those things that leave you feeling insecure or guilt-ridden need to go, but first, their source needs to be uncovered. Through the circumstances and feelings of the day, you get a wonderful window into your inner workings and learn about attitudes that have been driving self-destructive behavior. For some of you, a partner may be a little more demanding or challenging right now, having personal issues of their own to contend with. Aim to act and interact mindfully now. An instinctive need for change is with you. The Moon moves into your home and family sector this afternoon, further emphasizing the need to look within and attend to your emotional needs.

Pisces

PiscesResist any urge to try to manipulate people or situations to work in your favor now – a strong tendency today with the Sun and Pluto joining forces, dear Pisces. The better way to use the powerful energy of this duo is to work on making changes and improvements to your relationships that serve both you and others well. Difficulties or lingering resentments with friends or with your feelings on a social level can be illuminated today, and this can motivate you to make amends, make connections, or start anew. You are offered a very honest glimpse into problem areas, and you can choose to use this energy to fixate or to fix. It’s, in fact, a powerful time to strategize plans of action. Some of you are making refinements and adjustments to your long-term goals. Others may be recognizing a need to eliminate some of the less meaningful projects or even friendships and social distractions from their lives.

 

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Cafe Astrology

 

Your Weekend Love Horoscopes for January 6 thru 8

Weekend Love Horoscope

January 6-8: Feeling fulfilled

You might feel as if your love is invincible this weekend. A gratifying Taurus Moon until Sunday evening will help you and your lover connect on a sensual level while the Sun and Pluto colliding on Saturday offers up incredible muscle. There might be an opportunity for the two of you to team up in a way that makes you a dynamic power couple.

Mercury turns direct on Sunday adding to the mix. Communication begins to make sense again.

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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Astrology of Today – Friday, January 6, 2017

Astrology of Today – Friday, January 6, 2017

  • The Moon is in Aries until 3:17 PM.
  • The Moon is void from 1:41 PM until 3:17 PM.
  • The Moon is in Taurus from 3:17 PM forward (until Sunday, January 8th, at 5:06 PM).
  • The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
  • The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday and a Full Moon will occur on the 12th.
  • Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from December 19-January 8).

The Witches Current Moon Phase for January 6th is Waxing Gibbous

January 6
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 58%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbous” meaning humpbacked.

Phase Details for – Friday, January 6, 2017

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 58%
Moon Age: 8.12 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 365,853.13 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,102,809.71 km

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Fantasy winter*Personal Request from Member – Having It All

We all wish for lives filled with contentment, health, happiness, and prosperity. There is nothing wrong with wanting the best for ourselves and those we love. The idea behind pocket magic is to create the vibration of success and then take that energy with you everywhere you go. This fetish, therefore, is designed to be a general all-purpose power center that you can energize and draw from as needed.

THE WISHING WELL

Take any large bowl. Drip a few drops of different-colored candle wax in the bottom of the bowl, then adhere a white candle to that spot. The different colors represent diverse needs and goals, while the white binds this variety together in harmony. Each morning, light the candle when you get up and put a coin in the bowl. Make your wish for the day. Blow out the candle before you leave the house.

Whenever you desperately need to have a wish fulfilled, remove a coin from the bowl and either plant it in rich soil or throw it into moving water so that your message of need will be carried through the earth. When the bowl is filled with coins, use all but a few (these “seeds” always remain in your bowl) for random acts of kindness, like getting treats for the neighborhood kids or helping a homeless person. Your generosity will return to you threefold to keep the magick of benevolence, both mundane and divine, with you always.

 

Goddess in My Pocket
Patricia Telesco

 

Associations Every Witch Should Know – Stone, Mineral and Crystal Associations

WinterfantasyStone, Mineral and Crystal Associations

Amber: healing, safety, longevity, boost magic, success, remove negativity, Fire, Sun

Amethyst: self-control, intuition, dreams, cleansing

Aventurine: creativity, calm, luck, choices

Bloodstone: removing anger, luck, divination, honesty, obstacles, courage

Coral: protection, ward against violence and negativity, calm, healing, Water

Hematite: draw things to you, grounding, focus, Earth

Jade: luck, devotion, cleansing, peace, harmony, friends

Jet: security, protection, binding

Moonstone: moon magic, dreams, divination, healing, romance, restful sleep, Water, Goddess

Onyx: banishing unwanted influence or attention, balance, legal, justice

Quartz( clear): energy source/ storage, psychic power, vision, protection, focus, intuition, Air

Sunstone: healing, success, vitality, God

Topaz: vitality, dealing with tension, calming, energy

Turquoise: communication, courage, prosperity, luck

Book of Shadows: Solitary Suburban Pagan Guide
Ashlyn Hawthorne

 

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year for January 6 – Twelfth Night, Epiphany of Kore, and Persephone

Winter FantasyJanuary 6

Twelfth Night, Epiphany of Kore, and Persephone

Traditionally, on this day the ancient Greeks would carry the statue of Kore around her temple seven times as they prayed for protection and good fortune. Following the temple activities ties a nocturnal rite was held in honor of Kore (daughter of Zeus and Demeter, whose name means “maiden”), an aspect of Persephone before her marriage to Hades.

On this day in Old Europe the ashes from the Yule log were removed, and either stored for magickal purposes or scattered on the fields to insure fertility. Later on in the day the Lord of Misrule, known as the King of the Bean, was selected. Cakes were made, and a bean was baked into one. Whomever found the bean in his cake was then elected king for the day. The king, along with the Queen of the Pea (selected by finding the pea baked into another batch of cakes) ruled over the final Yuletide festivities.

Witches Spell-A-Day for Friday, January 6th – To Honor Perchta

WinterWitches Spell-A-Day for Friday, January 6th – To Honor Perchta

Today is the day of Frau Perchta, a Norse Goddess associated with the wilderness, spinning and even the Wild Hunt in some parts of Germany. On this night, folks would leave offerins of food out for her, hoping for her blessings of good luck in the coming year. Why not honor Perchta by leaving some cream and a hearty slice of bread out for her? And ask her for blessings throughout the year by creating some sort of simple weaving project, perhaps for use on your altar. Those simple weaving looms that use loops of fabric are very easy to work with and make great coasters and hot pads. Similar looms can also easily be made using cardboard. Check round the Web.

 

–Laurel Reufner
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches Spell-A-Day Almanac

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Helpful Hints: Knot Hard

Winter Fantasy Woman Helpful Hints: Knot Hard

If you want to carry a spell around with you but don’t want to lug around a charm bag or such, simply tie a knot into a small piece of string when you first cast the spell (this will find the spell into the string), and tuck it into your wallet or purse.

 

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

Let’s Talk Witch – Knot Magick

Winter Fantasy Woman Let’s Talk Witch – Knot Magick

A lot of Witchcraft involves what we call sympathetic magick. No, this doesn’t mean doing magick for people you feel sorry for (although that’s okay, too). Sympathetic magick is when you use one thing (a poppet or doll, for instance) to represent another (the person the spell is going to affect).

Knot magick is one of the oldest and simplest forms of sympathetic magick. Its use dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, and it went on to spread through Greece, Rome, and on into the rest of Europe. Although it originated with male mystics, it eventually came to be thought of as “women’s magick” because working with thread was seen as a woman’s occupation. (As if woman’s magick was somehow less powerful because a woman did it. Silly, I know, but there’s the medieval male mind for you.)

Knot magick is a type of sympathetic magick because the knot represents binding. Essentially, tially, you tie the knots as you cast your spell, and this action binds the power of the spell into the thread or cord you are using, making the spell more powerful and longer lasting.

You can tie just one knot or you can use the more traditional practice of using a long cord and tying nine knots, with the first knot at one end, the second at the other end, the third in the middle, the fourth and fifth halfway between the end and the middle, the sixth and seventh between the fourth and fifth and the end, and the last two between the central knot and the ones closest to it. (If this is too confusing, don’t worry about it: just tie nine knots anywhere.)

Either way, remember to focus on the spell you are doing and what you are trying to achieve.

There are many variations on the words to say while you are tying the knots, and you can always just make up your own.

But here is one example I particularly like:
By the knot of one, the spell’s begun.
By the knot of two, it cometh true.
By the knot of three, so mote it be.
By the knot of four, open the door.
By the knot of five, the spell’s alive.
By the knot of six, the spell is fixed.
By the knot of seven, the stars of heaven.
By the knot of eight, the stroke of fate.
By the knot of nine, the thing is mine!

When you are done with your knot magick, remember to put your thread or cord on your altar or someplace else that is safe–there is a lot of power “tied” up in it now.

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

 

The Energy of Venus

Fantasy Winter magicThe Energy of Venus

Weekday ruled by Venus: Friday

Stones: Rose quartz, moonstone, pink tourmaline, peridot, emerald, jade

Herbs and Plants: Pink rose, ivy, birch, heather, clematis, sage, violet, waterlily

Magickal intentions: Love, romance, marriage, sexual matters, physical beauty, friendship and partnership, strangers and heart matters.

The Witches Correspondences for Friday, January 6th

Winter FantasyFRIDAY 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