Spell of the Day for March 13 – Doorstop Spell (An Ostara Spell for Balance)

Today’s Spell-of-the-Day for March 13 is an Ostara spell called “The Doorstop Spell.” The intent of this spell is to help you find balance in your physical life as well as your mental well-being.


You will need:

One charcoal disk on a fireproof dish


Incense blended from equal parts of frankincense and myrrh

One black pillar candle (12 in. tall)

One white pillar candle (12 in. tall)

Two teaspoons of almond oil in a saucer

One egg cup of salt in a dish


Now the spell…..


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A Blast from the Past: Our Favorite Familiar of the Day


Name: Duck
Age: Five and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Domestic Shorthair
Home: Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Duck always wants hugs, he like to knead in your lap on a blanket; he loves water; he sleeps across my ankles at night. He has dark, Smoky Quartz eyes and the sweetest expression ever! All this despite being abandoned in my driveway as a young kitten; I don’t think he was over five weeks old when we found him- I mean, when he found us!!!

Duck was a stray cat I heard crying outside so my husband and I went looking and found this little, ragged, dirty ginger baby. He let us catch him pretty quick; I was trying to dampen some cat chow for him, concerned that he couldn’t eat the crunchies but he dove right in. Two of my older cats befriended him quickly- Buffy mother-henned him and Mr Sid showed him where all the food, litter pans and scratch pads were.

He has since turned into the ‘alpha male’ and thinks he is the boss, even though he is our smallest cat! He loves when the wood stove is on, he sleeps on top the wood pile. His favorite toys are thin hair bands, and he will bring them back when I throw them! He uses his paw to scoop out individual pieces of chow to eat. He loves water, always wants in the sink if water is running, and sits on the edge of the tub between the shower curtain and liner if you are in the shower. He always wants to sleep with me, usually wrapped around my ankles. He also talks constantly: when he’s running thru the house, playing, or just setting, he like to hear himself, I guess. He is a special little boy and I’m glad he is ours!!!

Astronomy Picture of the Day – Saturn’s Moon Pan from Cassini

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2017 March 13

Saturn’s Moon Pan from Cassini
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute


Explanation: Why does Saturn’s moon Pan look so odd? Images taken last week from the robotic Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn have resolved the moon in unprecedented detail. The surprising images reveal a moon that looks something like a walnut with a slab through its middle. Other visible features on Pan include rolling terrain, long ridges, and a few craters. Spanning 30-kilometer across, Pan orbits inside the 300-kilometer wide Encke Gap of Saturn’s expansive A-ring, a gap known since the late 1800s. Next month, Cassini will be directed to pass near Saturn’s massive moon Titan so it can be pulled into a final series of orbits that will take it, on occasion, completely inside Saturn’s rings and prepare it to dive into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Earth Sky News for March 13th: Moon and Jupiter March 13 and 14

Moon and Jupiter March 13 and 14



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The Wisdom of Buddha

The Wisdom of Buddha

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Your Charm for March 13th is Aquarius the Water Bearer

Today’s Charm

Today’s Meaning:
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is friendly, humanitarian, honest, loyal, original, inventive, independent and intellectual. If you can identify this person get close to them–they can be quite helpful.

General Description:
Eleventh sign of the Zodiac, Jan 20th to Feb 19th. Ruling planet Uranus; correct metal lead. Those born under the influence of the Aquarius were supposed to be intelligent, of strong will power, restless, inventive, deep thinkers, artistic and cautious in money matters. The Aquarius gems are Garnet and Hyacinth. The Garnet, through India and Persia, was a favorite amulet against plague and poison, also worn to attract cheerfulness and good health. In the middle ages used as a charm to protect against all inflammatory disease and to ensure happiness. It was also supposed to warn its wearer of approaching peril and danger.


Using the Ancient Symbol Cards, What Does This Week Have in Store For You?

The Outlook for the Week Ahead, March 13th


Past Influence whose impact on your life is waning.

The Peacock

The iridescent emerald plumage and spectacular broad tail of The Peacock make it the ideal symbol of both justified pride and vanity. It denotes the right for one to be proud of themselves for being who they are and for letting others know. In short, its okay to strut a bit. At the same time The Peacock reminds us that while pride and high self esteem are essential components of a healthy psyche, becoming too full of one’s self makes us vain, and vanity is never attractive in anyone.






Present Influence whose impact on your life is very strong.

The Green Man

Where the Green Man appears the mystery and untamed energy of nature abounds. The Green Man indicates the presence of choices and powers that have not been muted by civilization. The Green Man represents the antithesis of technology and industrialization. He offers primal energies veiled in mystery and derived from the spirit of nature in its purest form.







Future influence whose impact on your life is growing and will be very strong in the future.


Strength denotes an inner power, mastery of will, development of inner might, and the ability to lead effectively. Through mastering one’s emotions and learning from both success and failure the person Strength represents has reached a place where they are influential without applying physical force, able to weather the roughest of storms, and not likely to abandon the less fortunate. Strength also denotes a large capacity for forgiveness and compassion. Strength is not as much about winning as it is about overcoming hardship, and using well crafted persuasion to ease others to your side.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for March 13th is The Protector

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Protector

The Protector represents the presence of a strong ally ready to assist you when your path is full of difficult challenges. The Protector is represented by the Archangel Michael: God’s warrior angel. Archangel Michael is in the writings of many religions including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. While Michael is male, in the context of this Oracle, The Protector is not gender specific. Regardless of whether Your Protector is male or female they can have a powerful positive influence when you find yourself facing trying times.

As a daily card, The Protector denotes the immediate presence of a commanding ally working to put the balance of power in your favor. The protector is especially powerful at helping you get what you rightfully deserve and thwarting underhanded schemes aimed at keeping you down.