Wishing You A Very Beautiful & Blessed Father’s Day!

 

You really don’t know what a Father is or what he meant to you till he is no longer with you. I speak from experience. Tell your dad every day, “you love him,” thank him for even the littlest things he has done for you and most of all cherish every moment with him.

 

May the Goddess Bless All Our Fathers every day, grant them a long life full of love and blessings!

Happy Father’s Day!

 

The Witches Spell for June 18th -Third Eye Ritual

The Witches Spell for June 18th -Third Eye Ritual

 

Perform this ritual three days before the full moon, preferably when the moon is in the sign of Cancer, Pisces, or Scorpio. Begin by brewing a strong tea made from yarrow or mugwort. Light thirteen purple votive candles to help attract psychic influence. Drink tea, stare into a magick mirror, crystal ball, or pyramid and chant three times:

 

“I invoke thee, O Asariel,
Archangel of Neptune
And Ruler of clairvoyant powers.
I ask thee now to open my
Third eye
And show me the hidden light.
Let me see the future.
Let me see the past.
Let me perceive the divine
Kingdoms of the unknown.
Let me understand the wisdom
Of the mighty universe.
So mote it be!”

 

After chanting, relax, breathe slowly, concentrate on opening your third eye. Do not allow negative thoughts to enter.

 

 

Everything Under the Moon

Winter Solstice:The Longest Night (Southern Hemisphere)

Winter Solstice:The Longest Night

The longest night of the year is honored by many traditions as a sacred time.

In the past, it’s been a night to gather ’round the fire or set out candles to call back the Sun. It’s on the 21st in 2016.

Is this where the date for Christmas came from? The indigenous Europeans had already been celebrating the birth of the Sun as part of Yule for thousands of years.

Endings and Darkness

In Latin, solstice means sun set still and Winter Solstice is the great stillness before the Sun’s strength builds, and days grow longer.

It can be a time to rest and reflect. It’s the fruitful dark out of which new life can eventually emerge. In ancient times and for some today, the darkness itself is the spiritual cradle into which the Sun is reborn.

Father Time with his sickle appears briefly and bids us farewell before the newborn babe appears at New Years. Everything lies dormant in the silent night, a sacred time of rest before the awakening, and the slow build toward longer days.

Keeping the Faith

This time of year is associated with light — string lights, sparklers and of course, candles.

There’s the advent wreath of the Christian faith and the all-night bonfire for the burning of the Yule log, a tradition with roots in Northern European pre-Christian times. The lights are reminders of the inner light and hope for the return of sunny days.
Winter Blues

The timeless traditions during the dark season of lights and celebrations are thought to be an attempt to balance out the sunless gloom of winter.

Seasonal depression is brought on by a lack of sunlight, and a drop in serotonin levels.

In Roman times, the Feast of Saturnalia was meant to counteract the heavy dark and the season’s reminder of mortality. Named for Saturn, the ultimate buzz-kill at any party, their feast turned normal Saturnian boundaries and order on its head.

Masters became servants, and gambling and excess were encouraged.

Creating Warmth

The many seasonal gatherings help to carry us through the dark time of the year. There’s a melancholy that can be overwhelming without the promise of a new beginning. It’s normal to feel that tinge of sorrow at life’s endings, here at the dying of the year.

Parties and holiday gatherings remind us that we’re all in it together. We long for a sense of belonging, being part of a tribe, feeling that deep bond of family.

The Reason for Seasons

The Earth is tilted on its axis like a top, which astronomers figured out is at 23 degrees. The seasons are flip-flopped, with Winter Solstice coming in December for the Northern hemisphere and in June for the Southern hemisphere.

That’s why Australians are wearing jumpers in summer and swimsuits in winter, and our seasons are reversed. To avoid confusion, sometimes they’re called June and December solstice.

A Sun is Born

At Newgrange cairn in Ireland, the sun’s rays shine onto the triple-spiral symbol in the burial chamber. The megalithic mound is womb shaped, and the triple-spiral is thought to come from the earlier Goddess cultures, representing the triplicity of Mother, Maiden, and Crone.

The light of the Sun begins a new solar cycle at Winter Solstice. The rays shine into the dark and nurture the newborn life there to be cultivated. And this is mirrored in nature, as the seeds are buried in the darkness of the Earth, to emerge once again with the life-giving rays of the Sun.
Birthing Dreams

The longest night is a fruitful time for setting intentions, to be birthed with the newborn Sun. What you conceive now can grow with the Sun, and gain momentum in Spring. You might start a tradition of setting Winter Solstice intentions, and in one year, see how many have come into being. Put them in a special tin or box that has meaning for you.

The dark before the dawn, just like New Moons, can be a powerful moment of magic, drawing in what you’d like to see happen in the new year.

 

by Molly Hall
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The Summer Solstice – The Longest Day

The Summer Solstice

The Longest Day

 

What’s Bearing Fruit?

The Sun’s beams are at their brightest, for the longest day (here in the Northern latitudes). Summer Solstice is on June 21st, and it’s one of the four grand turning points of the solar year.

What’s begun at the Spring Equinox, with Sun into Aries, is coming to life from the vitality and intention brought to it. Tomatoes are ripening on the vine.

Traditionally Summer Solstice has been a time of outdoor celebrations, especially for Northern Europeans who lived through the darkness of the Ice Age.

The Sun is life-giving, and this is its peak, before the waning begins again.

The Sun’s peak means physical vitality is high, and in natural settings, the garden is at its lushest point. You might reflect on which of your Spring projects or activities is bearing fruit.

It’s also simply a time to enjoy family and friends, and tend to the nest, with the Sun into homey Cancer. This sets off a month for family get-togethers, reminiscing and catching up with old friends.

You may light a candle, to symbolize the brightness of the season. Or create a bonfire and jump over it, like in olden times.

Long Summer Day

Summer is here, with the Sun into Cancer and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. When the Sun is at its most northerly point, hovering over the astrological Tropic of Cancer, that’s known as the summer solstice.

The Earth is tilted on its axis, so like a sunflower, the Northern Hemisphere has its face toward the life-giving Sun.

The Sun is at its most powerful, and appears to stand still in the sky, and that’s what solstice means in Latin. After the summer solstice, the Sun’s rays will begin to light up more of the Southern Hemisphere, and days will start to shorten in the North.

The bright glowing orb we call The Sun is celebrated in many traditions at the summer solstice. There are fire dances, bonfires, and in the olden days, the ancients rolled fire wheels down the hills. The ancients of Europe were sun worshippers, as they knew they needed it to survive the harsh winters.

There’s also a long tradition of ritual bathing, dipping in the cleansing waters. Fire and water are celebrated at the summer solstice, along with the Earth as Mother Goddess, at her most abundant.

It’s a celebration of the Earth, the feminine and the living natural world. It’s one of the four cardinal turning points of the solar calendar, along with the Winter Solstice and the Spring and Fall Equinoxes.

For those living in harmony with nature’s cycles, it’s the season to harvest herbs and honey. Many couples still marry in June, at the peak of nature’s abundance. Some traditions would feed the newlyweds honey-laced foods for the entire first month, which is where “honeymoon” comes from.

The Full Moon in June is the Honey Moon.
Cancer Zodiac Begins the Season

The summer solstice coincides with the Sun’s ingress into Cancer, and the official start of the season. Cancer is the water cardinal sign of the mother, nurturing, and family.

It’s a high spirited time, when solar light is radiant and the feminine energies are in abundance, too.

There are parades, picnics, festivals and celebrations of all kinds in the Northern Hemisphere at this time, often outdoors. It’s an exuberant time, in contrast to the deep introversion of Winter.

Becoming aware of these solar turning points tunes you into the natural rhythm of the seasons. The summer solstice is the peak of sunlight, and the Sun as radiant manna of all that grows, has been celebrated with feasts, dancing and just being together. After the solstice, the days begin to shorten slowly toward the Fall Equinox, when days and nights are equal again

 

by Molly Hall
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Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days a Year for June 17th – 18th – Lily Festival

June 17th – 18th

Lily Festival

The ancient Shinto festival of the Cleansing Lily originated from the need to dispel early summer downpours that would invariably lead to flooding. The lily stalks were gathered at dawn by seven maidens wearing white robes. the stalks were taken to local shrines for blessings. The flowers stayed in these temples overnight, during which time they were prayed over by the priests. Early the next morning, a procession led by the maidens walked through the town’s streets, waving the lilies to attract moisture-free weather.

Sunday is Ruled by the Sun

Sunday is Ruled by the Sun

 

Sunday corresponds to the sun, our closest star. This day is full of wonder and all sorts of magical potential for success, wealth, and fame. Sundays are for personal achievements of any kind such as working towards a promotion at your job, seeking fame and wealth, or being acknowledged for a job well done. All of these goals fall under the golden influence of the sun. Some suggestions for Sunday enchantments would include:

Sitting outside at sunrise and calling on the goddess Brigid for illumination and inspiration

Wearing gold jewelry or clothing that is gold or sunshine yellow to pull some color magic into your life

Arranging a few sunflowers in a vase and empowering these “flowers of the sun” for fame and ambition

Gathering up the common marigold flower and scattering it’s petals about to encourage prosperity

Baking up a batch of cinnamon rolls for the family and enchanting them for health and success

Snacking on a solar fruit, the orange, and enjoying the magical boost it brings to your life

The Witches Correspondences for Sunday, June 18th

The Witches Correspondences for Sunday, June 18th

 

Magickal Intentions: Growth, Advancements, Enlightenment, Rational Thought, Exorcism, Healing, Prosperity, Hope, Exorcism, Money

Incense: Lemon, Frankincense

Planet: Sun

Sign: Leo

Angel: Michael

Colors: Gold, Yellow, Orange and White

Herbs/Plants: Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, Oak

Stones: Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Clear Quartz and Red Agate

Oil: (Sun) Cedar, Frankincense, Neroli, Rosemary

The first day of the week is ruled by the Sun. It is an excellent time to work efforts involving business partnerships, work promotions, business ventures, and professional success. Spells where friendships, mental or physical health, or bringing joy back into life are an issue work well on this day, too.

About the Fourth Quarter Moon Phase

 

About the Fourth Quarter Moon Phase

(From the waning half moon until the dark of the moon.)

 

This is the dark time of the moon. You may find that your psychic talents take a little vacation during the dark phases of the moon, or, on the other hand, they may come roaring to life with an all-out bombardment on your senses. Personally, I have found that abilities such as empathy and psychometry are more pronounced at this time. Why, you may wonder? Well, I have found that this type of psychic ability forces you to look within and to be still as the information comes to you— what better time than in the waning moon, when your powers are focused internally? Magickally, now is the occasion to tackle serious issues, such as extreme protection magick, bindings, or banishing, and keeping away criminals, prowlers, or stalkers. Casting your spells in the final days of the moon’s cycle (when the moon is not visible at all) will increase the force behind your banishing and protective magick. This phase of the moon is often linked to the darker aspects of the Goddess, when she is a spiritual warrior; again, Hecate is a good one to work with in this phase, but you can also call on Sekhmet, the Morrigan, or even Kali, if you are really feeling brave.

Source

Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick
Ellen Dugan

A Little Witchery for Your Sunday

A Little Witchery for Your Sunday

 

Those ambitious, successful spells and charms will be heightened by working on the day of the week that has the planetary influence of the sun. So light those sunny candles, wear some luminous colors, and break out the gold jewelry! Bake up some cinnamon rolls or low-fat cinnamon muffins for an enchanting family breakfast. Take an orange with you to eat at lunch today. Try using a little magickal aromatherapy and burn some cinnamon-scented incense to encourage success and wealth today. Make the talisman to keep your solar magick with you. Sprinkle some dried marigold petals around your house-or across the threshold-to pull triumph and protection toward you and your family.

 

Get outside and tip up your face to the sun. Take a walk outside, and soak up some sunshine! Acknowledge the power of Sunna or Helios as they blaze across the sky and bring courage and motivation into your life. Sit outside at sunrise on a Sunday morning and bask in its warm, rosy-golden glow Acknowledge Brigid as the inner, creative spark of imagination and inspiration. She can help these gifts burn brightly within your own soul. Use your imagination and create your own brand of witchery and magick. Here comes the sun, and it’s your turn to shine!

—–Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

I Promised……..

Everyone who came in today, that we would be out of here by 2:00. That way they could go and spend time with their fathers or pay their respects. So we are getting ready to cut things sort of short, real quick. I hope you understand.

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A

Tarot Card of the Day for June 18th is

Tarot Card of the Day

Two of Cups


June 18th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Two in this suit signifies a union of souls. This card traditionally describes a romantic relationship, but also includes the idea that all good friendships and partnerships are based on a natural affinity and a deep mutual understanding. As a personal reflection, it can also signify that your mind and your soul are discovering each other, maybe for the first time.

This card also symbolizes a karmic tie, often portrayed by a wreath or figure-eight ribbon twining around the two cups. Occasionally you see a symbol referring to the union of alchemical opposites (as in sacred sex), pictured as a long-necked flask twined with serpents, its mouth spouting flames, sometimes with wings. This image is from Alchemy, indicating the refining and mutually completing effect of a true and lasting love.

 

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Monday, June 19t

Get A Jump on Tomorrow…..

Your Horoscopes for Monday, June 19th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope

Venus in your solar second house can boost your feeling of abundance these days, dear Aries, and you can be particularly interested in beautifying your surroundings or making yourself more comfortable. It’s also a great influence for making the most of your talents and resources. With its minor challenging aspects today, however, there can be some inclination to waste or frivolous decision-making. If you are feeling unsettled, try to get to the heart of the matter. Others may seem over the top or ungrounded. On top of this, you may be dealing with guilt about what you’re not doing or worry about an unknown. For some, there can be news or appointments that worry you, but that also nudge you closer to answers and solutions to problems. Ideas shared with friends or in group settings can be healing and helpful, and family can be very supportive later today.

Taurus

Taurus HoroscopeYour personal wants and needs are on the front burner with Venus in your sign these days, dear Taurus. Today, however, they may be misleading and are unlikely to reflect what’s in your heart unless you commit to digging a little deeper. Distractions can be plenty now, and you may not be seeing others’ value very clearly. This is temporary and relatively easy to overcome. The trick is to aim for self-honesty. Avoiding things seems to be the escapist route of choice today, and there can be big clues to understanding yourself in what you most want to avoid right now! A Sun-Chiron square is also active today and can put the spotlight on insecurities or vulnerabilities, perhaps in an initially uncomfortable way. The discomfort, however, can challenge you to do something about it, however, so it has a purpose. Don’t ignore your inner voice today. If an insecurity is triggered, go to the source and aim to learn from the experience. Later tonight, it’s easier to relax and let things be, which in turn leads to a more accepting, calm approach.

Gemini

Gemini

While you have both the Sun and Mercury in your sign, pointing to a rather outgoing time, dear Gemini, Venus is hiding behind your sign, and you’re keeping many of your deeper feelings to yourself. When it comes to love and pleasure, there is substantial attention to the past, privacy, healing, and reflecting. Making peace with the past is a real possibility these days, but today’s energies are a little problematic, suggesting a perhaps unhealthy focus on problems, limitations, or insecurities, likely related to previous relationships or unfinished business. You may be feeling especially undecided for much of the day. You’re also particularly sensitive to others’ expectations of you, which can lead to poor decisions. Try not to go along with something just to appease others and instead think about ways to express what you actually want. Your ruler, Mercury, and Uranus are moving towards a harmonious aspect tonight, and this can help you detach enough for your wonderful sense of humor to return!

Cancer

CancerYou may be feeling a little torn between keeping to yourself and sharing your time with others today, dear Cancer. Alternatively, there may be doubts or worries that prevent you from fully enjoying or interacting naturally with friends. You might also be focusing a little too much on unresolved problems or old hurts and disappointments, making it difficult to enjoy the moment. It’s best to avoid taking others’ opinions to heart now, and if someone’s ideas trigger a soft spot today, identify it and be honest with yourself so that it doesn’t drive poor decisions and behaviors. Even so, there is wonderful energy with you today for working on projects behind the scenes. There can be breakthroughs with problem-solving, and you have all the tools necessary to turn a problem around.

Leo

Leo Glyph Symbol Horoscope

As much as you enjoy working towards your goals these days, dear Leo, it can be difficult to focus or concentrate today. It’s best to make significant decisions or draw final conclusions on matters now based solely on your feelings today. Avoid acting on impulse and committing yourself to something when only half your heart is in it. Your ruler, the Sun, is challenged today, and self-doubts can seemingly get in the way of progress. Hold off on making bold moves until you know exactly what you want to do and where you want to go. Uncertainties related to support or intimacy can affect your choices today, so aim for self-understanding as your priority. However, good energy is with you for networking and connecting with friends later today. Sharing viewpoints, personal philosophies, and opinions with others can lead to fun, if not important, discoveries. The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart this evening, and seeking out a mission can help improve your mood.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol HoroscopeWith the Moon in your solar eighth house, your feelings run deep, dear Virgo, and this is complicated by minor challenging Venus aspects, which tend to mask real reasons for discontent with cravings for material or superficial things. You may not know what you want, or you could fixate on something you think you want but then discover that it’s not the answer to your problems. Compounding problems is the Sun’s challenging square to Chiron, challenging you to deal with insecurities about your close relationships and performance. If pleasing others threatens to turn into appeasing them, try to nip this unhealthy behavior in the bud. You can do better than that! You have a rather brave and forward-looking attitude about relationships these days, however, and you can get back on this track sooner with a commitment to self-understanding. Fortunately, a Mercury-Uranus aspect is forming, and you’re in great shape for turning over a new leaf by the end of the day.

Libra 

Libra

While you’re seeking out more depth and passion in your relationships or with your projects and interests these days in general, dear Libra, part of you is worried that these things can impinge on your freedom today. This can lead to some hesitation to commit yourself and perhaps some mixed signals. For some of you, boundaries in your relationships can be on the confusing side today. Also today, it can be difficult to stand up for yourself, and there is a tendency to appease others rather than deal with the big issues. While it’s not the best time to have the “big talk” due to a tendency for us to be on the touchy side much of the day, by tonight, if you’re not already over it, there is easier, breezier energy for talking things through, if necessary. A frustrated mood may very well prompt you to take action on something you’ve avoided.

Scorpio

Scorpio Horoscope

Venus is in your partnership sector these days, dear Scorpio, and this is a helpful influence for improving relationships as well as bringing loving, supportive people into your life. Today, Venus forms tense aspects and the tendency may be to swing from appeasing others to avoiding them, however. Keep in mind that it’s difficult to see others’ true value today as insecurities can skew your perceptions. Aim to see the difference between feelings that come from a place of insecurity and those that come from your heart. Doubts happen to the best of us, and you can make the best of them by allowing doubts to motivate you to resolve problems, as you are particularly uncomfortable in this frame of mind. More than anything, aim for self-honesty. Talking through things with a partner can be very effective later today and into tomorrow. It can be slightly messy but helpful and revealing! The coming days are important for putting a bad habit or attitude behind you.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Horoscope

As much as you’re enjoying certain jobs, duties, and routines these days, dear Sagittarius, it can be difficult to focus on what you want today, partly because your attention is divided. Sticking to plans and routines can be challenging — you may be seeking out pleasure and comfort most of all. There can be competing energies pitting your social life or leisure time against chores. Uncertainties in the family or home life or insecurities can be at the root of indecision now. Treat your home and personal life as your root and base, and as you take care of it, other areas of life improve by extension. It’s not always easy to identify your limits and boundaries as these can blur with people you care about, but doing so can help to prevent problems and resentments. Today is emotionally up and down but can give you a window into problem areas and vulnerabilities. Later today is quite excellent for moving forward through smart decisions and conversations.

Capricorn

Capricorn Horoscope

Venus in your romance and creativity sector these days is a wonderful transit for personal appeal and enjoyment, dear Capricorn. With its challenging aspects today, however, there can be some tendency to avoid responsibilities or to seek out pleasure and comfort when you should be doing otherwise. This is not necessarily difficult, but it’s a good idea to keep in mind that judgment can be a little off. As well today, a Sun-Chiron square suggests some self-doubt which can lead to appeasing people. Bad timing is likely when it comes to conversations, transportation, and appointments. A roundabout or avoidant approach is a temptation but is probably the least productive use of this energy. Notice where your insecurities lie and work on making changes. Later today, you’re in a better frame of mind for doing so.

Aquarius

Aquarius

This morning’s Venus-Jupiter awkward aspect can leave you feeling a little divided, dear Aquarius, and this can lead to uneasy feelings and indecision. There is also a tendency to wile away your time, which isn’t an inherently bad thing if you need a break but can be a real waste if you spend your break in an unhappy headspace. Whether you want togetherness or increased freedom can be an issue in your relationships today, or you may be vacillating between sticking with familiar things and sticking your neck out. As the day progresses, events can stimulate your insecurities, and you’re likely to find that others are just as touchy. Tonight and into tomorrow, however, you find it easy to detach yourself from problem areas and enjoy yourself.

Pisces

Pisces

Venus in your solar third house these days boosts your communication skills and increases your enjoyment of learning and connecting, dear Pisces. Venus forms some minor but challenging aspects today, however, and your timing can be a little off. You may be expressing yourself playfully when someone is seeking a more serious response, for example. As well today, insecurities can leave you feeling divided between going your own way or sticking with an approach you know will create the fewest waves. Watch that others don’t unload all of their problems on you, leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Approaching the day without a plan or purpose can leave you feeling even more vulnerable, so seek out a mission for best results. Tonight and into tomorrow, you’re in beautiful shape for appreciation and satisfying relationships.

Birthdays on the Gemini-Cancer Cusp

Birthdays on the Gemini-Cancer Cusp

Learn about the personality of “The Cusp of Magic”


 

If you were born on the Gemini-Cancer cusp, from about June 17 to June 23, you’re a magical individual! The energies of Gemini and Cancer combine to create truly inspirational human beings — both lighthearted and fun, but also caring and devoted.

Emotions can run high for those born on “The Cusp of Magic,” but with love and affection from plenty of friends and family, it’s likely most will lead an active, stimulating and happy life.

Learn more about the magical Gemini-Cancer cusp:

Name of Cusp: The Cusp of Magic

Date Range: June 17 to June 23

Strengths: Fun, flirty, curious, intellectual, affectionate, caring, devoted, sensitive and inspirational.

Weaknesses: Moody, overly emotional, scatterbrained, selfish, depressive and self-destructive.

How Gemini-Cancer energy works together: Gemini’s speedy and breezy energy combines with Cancer’s slower and more thoughtful nature to create people who are both light and bright. Gemini’s restlessness is nicely balanced by Cancer’s sensitivity, resulting in a well-rounded soul.

What they love: Great big books about history and philosophy, trying out new recipes, hosting dinner parties and playing with children (after all, they’re kids at heart, too).

What they need: Sensitive and affectionate Gemini-Cancer cuspers need someone to love! Without a special someone to nurture, they can become moody or depressed.

Advice: Thicken your skin! Avoid depressive or self-destructive impulses by learning to think  less about your own needs and more about others when the going gets tough.

Famous people born on the Gemini-Cancer cusp: Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney, Roger Ebert, Isabella Rossellini, Kathleen Turner, Paula Abdul, Nicole Kidman, Lionel Richie, John Goodman, Sartre, Juliette Lewis, Prince William, Meryl Streep, Cyndi Lauper and June Carter Cash.

Find out what all the cusps mean to you!

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