I Apologize for Having to Cut Things Short Today But A Final Thought Before We Go….

We have to cut things short today because I have to make a visit to one of my many doctors these days. Lovely, the only time they let me out of the house anymore, lol! Seriously though, we have been sitting and watching CBS streaming News service this morning. They are doing a repeat on the school shootings in Florida. It is a programs and interviews, I believe we have seen a thousand times now.


When I first listened to them, my heart was broken and my mind was foggy. I guess they are right after the pain comes anger. This morning myself and several other ladies here are angry, very angry. Why? Because the American people, our country is being lied too. It probably not the first time but it one time I have caught their lies and know for a fact they are lying. They keep repeating how the shooter had wrote in a comment section, “He wanted to be a professional high school shooter.” The man whose page that comment appeared on, turned it over to the FBI. Which of course he should have done and if any of us ever receive a comment like that, we should also. My beef is with the FBI, they made the comment that after it was turned in, they couldn’t trace it back to who wrote the comment, they couldn’t find out anything. BULLSHIT! If the FBI is that bad at cyber-crime, then they need to hire some new employees. I know for a fact and I am sure some of you remember it here. We had a man in Korea, who had stolen our name, took every bit of information on here and was also stealing every post I made, right after I made them. All I had was a name that someone had dropped off to me. I got his name did a search and perhaps I was luck, he showed up. Then I checked with the ISP service, there are two of these services, one for the States and one for the International Community. Anyway, after checking with them, they gave me his host server. I contacted them. They were very helpful, they not only gave me the guy’s name, they gave me his address, his home phone number and his cellphone number.


Now knowing all that, it leaves me to wonder why didn’t the FBI go to the trouble to track this Cruz animal down? Was it too much work for them? Didn’t they have the resources and people who knew how to do this? Why did they drop the ball on this? And oh, yes, they dropped the ball big time on this one. They expect the American people to believe their lies. When the truth is they could have tracked this animal down and prevented the horror that occurred in Florida. Some people might believe everything the government tells them but the public in general needs to wake up. We have been lied to about this what else have they lied to us about? We need to start questioning everything they tell us and this ask for proof of what they say is true. After knowing what I know, I don’t believe I will ever believe another word the government has to say.


Then they keep putting off the conversation about gun control. It’s not the right time. When in the hell is the right time? Do we have to wait till a dozen more schools are targeted? In this year alone and keep in mind it is just February, there has been 18 school shootings already. 18, can you imagine that in just two months. What’s does the rest of the year hold for our children. Our government sits on their ass while our children are being murdered by the dozens. Frankly, I don’t believe the government cares about us or our children. We elect them to do a job and they do everything except what needs to be done. The sheriff in Florida made the comment, “if you are an elected official and you want things to stay the way they are, you will not be elected again in this county.” We need to send that message to our congressmen and our senators. Tell them to get off their rumps and do something for a change.


I know gun control is the major cry right now. I saw the mother on TV screaming for President Trump to do something to keep the guns out of the hands of kids. I would imagine you probably saw it too. Unfortunately, people forget the past. When the shooting occurred here, the animal who shot the school up had stolen the guns from a neighbor and hid them under his bed. A few days later, he loaded them up in his sister’s car, wrapped up, and took them to school and went on a killing spree. If it hadn’t been for a Vice-Principal there, he would have killed more, I am sure of that. So when you stop to remember those facts and if a person is determined enough to go through with a school shooting or any kind of shooting, they are going to find a way to get those guns. That leads to the question, is gun control the answer? I know I will have people disagree with me and that is only human nature but in the back of my head, I don’t believe gun control is the answer. I believe if we start prosecuting the parents (or the people they are living with) along with the animals doing the killings, same sentence, same treatment, same everything. Hold them responsible for their children’s actions, then things might change. At least, maybe they might check their kid’s room or look under the bed for a gun or a rifle. When it is found out that a child walks in your house, carrying an automatic rifle, and you don’t do anything about it, you should be prosecuted for that. People forget the gun is only the instrument used in the killings. It takes a so-called human to pull the trigger.


Maybe my way of thinking is harsh and cruel. If an individual is dead set on killing someone or shooting up a high school, they are going to find away. The little monster in Kentucky did and unfortunately he probably won’t be the last. Gun control might work, if the individual is responsible with his guns and keeps them under lock and key and also putting a trigger lock on them. But anyone who is hell bent on doing the unthinkable knows those guns are there and they will steal them and use them. So is gun control the answer to the problem? Unfortunately, I think not.


What would it hurt to put into law that if such violent acts are committed by kids their parents be convicted and charged as same as the child. Then perhaps the parents would take more interest in their children and what they do, who they hang out with or where they are going. I believe when we get right down to it and I hate to say it but I believe our main problem is with our children not being taught at home the sanctity of life. If what I say makes you angry or upset, then good, I have given you something to think about.


There are monsters in our world and they are killing our kids. Something has to be done to stop it and stop it now, not next year. I don’t have the answer to the problem, all I have is a suggestion. It has been suggested many times but nothing is never done. The government keeps on lying, they keep putting off the topic of gun control and I believe that is because they have no earthly idea how to go about doing anything about the problem. Instead of finding a solution, they sit idly by as our children are massacred. I wonder if one of their children were involved in these school shootings if they would do something then. I think you know the answer to that question.


This has just been my commentary on the lies the government is now feeding us. They do not reflect all of the views of the staff of the WOTC.


Till tomorrow, my sweets, stay safe,

Love ya,

Lady A


Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Saturday, February 17th

Get A Jump on Tomorrow…..

Your Horoscopes for Saturday, February 17th




A Mars-Neptune square this morning can point to temporarily low energy levels, dear Aries. You might view this as a necessary dip so that you can build or conserve energy or redirect yourself in a better direction. Also today, however, is a Mercury-Sun connection that helps clarify a matter, mainly related to friendship or a pet project. Alternatively, this can be a time of further developments on an initiative from mid-December that is only now gaining traction. Today is useful for seeing a plan or friendship with greater clarity. You might also be playing with emerging new ideas for long-term plans and projects. Friends have something important to contribute or say right now. The full details of a plan may be born. The Moon spends the day in your soul sector, and both Mercury and the Sun are moving into this same area of your solar chart, pointing to the need for extra rest or privacy and time to regenerate.



As Mercury and the Sun align at the top of your solar chart today, dear Taurus, they help you see career and life path goals or professional matters and responsibilities more clearly, at least in a balanced, logical way. Verbalizing your thoughts, whether written or orally, give them life and help you understand them better. Your powers of reasoning are particularly strong right now, and there can be meaningful conversations or communications occurring that help you turn a corner, at least on a mental level. Physical energy levels are another story as Mars and Neptune form a square this morning, temporarily throwing you off course, but for good reason, as you may need a breather. The Moon spends the day in your social sector, and both Mercury and the Sun are moving into this same area of your solar chart, pointing to an increased focus on kinship, community, and happiness goals in the weeks ahead.



Illumination can occur now on a mental level today, dear Gemini. There is increased mental clarity with you, and it’s a good day for gaining perspective on your life. Conversations, news, and thoughts occur now that help you clear up misconceptions and make definite plans. Blanks are filled in, mainly related to studies, personal interests, travel, or a communications project. You may feel compelled or excited to share your ideas, beliefs, and personal philosophies with others. This is a time to connect with others, but keep in mind that a Mars-Neptune square can point to temporary challenges putting ideas into motion. Take your time with new beginnings. The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, stimulating your awareness of long-term goals and responsibilities. The Sun and Mercury are moving into this same sector, and you’ll be paying more and more attention to these things.



The Sun and Mercury come together in your solar eighth house, dear Cancer, and you’re likely to see an intimate relationship or financial issue more clearly now. If you need to sort out a complicated matter, this is an excellent time for doing so, keeping in mind that a Mars-Neptune square can leave you feeling a little lacking in the energy department. It’s not so much a time for deep connections as it’s good for looking at deeper issues with more objectivity and reason. Detaching yourself just enough from emotions can, in fact, be quite useful now, as you can share your ideas and thoughts in a manner that puts others at ease. You could be solving a mystery or problem now. You can gain new insight into your motivations and what makes a partner tick, and it’s a stellar time for bringing up a topic that typically is difficult to discuss because it’s complicated, taboo, or sensitive. The Moon spends the day in your adventure sector, and both Mercury and the Sun are moving into this same sector. Your spirit for adventure and learning is growing!



Mercury and the Sun align in the sign opposite yours today, dear Leo, and mental energy is intense and in the spotlight. A Mars-Neptune square this morning does tend to weigh heavily on your energy levels, and can perhaps confuse your desires just for now, but you’re in an excellent position to see a partnership more clearly. While physical energy may not be at a peak, your mind is busy processing, sorting, and organizing your thoughts and ideas today, and interactions or conversations with someone can help jumpstart important thinking. Relationships themselves can be the primary topic of discussion now. Some emotional detachment can be quite helpful at the moment. Conversations happen that may not engage your emotions, but that can be very constructive, fair, and supportive. There may be new clarity or a turning point in a relationship for some of you. This is also a good time to let others take the lead in conversations.



The Sun and Mercury, your ruler, join together today, dear Virgo, putting you in the spotlight, quite possibly about your work or services. While a Mars-Neptune transit this morning can leave some things up in the air or can seem to drain you of physical energy, it’s a mentally active day. A work or health matter may gain traction or clarity. You’re inclined to do a lot of reasoning things out and attending to details. Details tend to serve you well as you remember important things or fill in some blanks now. You’re in great shape for making plans and lists, editing, refining, and talking things through. Work or daily routines can keep you unusually busy, and a significant discovery may be made in the process. You might try putting thoughts to paper or voicing your ideas, as either activity tends to frame your ideas in such a way that you see things more clearly.




Your considerable ability to express yourself is on display today, dear Libra. While there can be some difficulties with energy levels, you’re very involved on a mental level. You are exceptionally articulate and possibly dramatic, and you might enjoy entertaining others with your conversation. Or, today’s Sun-Mercury alignment can point to sharing your ideas about or with a lover, children, or friend. This can also be a time for gaining some clarity about creative projects, a relationship, course, or a hobby. You’re taking more pride in your work, ideas, and beliefs today, and others are taking note. Creative projects could reach a turning point, or there can be a romantic revelation. Observations made now are likely to be significant, and assessing recent ideas can be beneficial. The Moon spends the day in your work and routines sector, and both the Sun and Mercury are moving into the same area of your solar chart. You’re moving into a period of increased focus on routines and health.



This can be a time of meaningful conversations about or with family, dear Scorpio, as the Sun and Mercury join forces in your solar fourth house. Things may be coming together on the home front or regarding living conditions, and ideas can blossom now. Mental activity is strong today, even though motivation or energy levels can be dipping. It’s better to use this energy not only for nostalgia, but for making plans, solving problems, and handling details. You are taking pride in your ability to handle personal matters. Analyzing emotional issues, while sometimes disruptive, is highly helpful today. Significant ideas, news, or conversations can be part of your day, even if you don’t yet know their value! The Moon spends the day in your leisure sector, and both the Sun and Mercury are moving into this same area of your solar chart. While today is mentally oriented, coming days are more playful and expressive.



This can be a mentally busy time, dear Sagittarius, although there are several hints that life is becoming a little quieter and more comfortable. Pay particular attention to details, news, and ideas presented around you today with the Sun and Mercury joining forces in your communications sector. An idea or project can blossom now, and it can be significant. This is useful energy for sorting things out and solving problems, although energy levels may not match mental activity today with a Mars-Neptune square in play this morning. Even so, your ideas can be in demand now, and you might gain some clarity on your studies, trips, or projects now as new details emerge. Wonderful things can result from conversations you engage in today.




While a Mars-Neptune square can point to temporarily low physical energy, dear Capricorn, it’s likely to shape up to be a very logical, mentally bright day. This is especially the case regarding money matters and practical affairs with the Sun and Mercury aligning in your resources sector, and new insights, ideas, and perspectives on these things can figure strongly now as further details emerge. Helpful information can come your way, or may already be in place – they only need to be processed, organized, and sorted. There can be a turning point or fruition of a project first considered in mid-December, or new developments related to an issue from around that date. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, where Mercury and the Sun are entering today and tomorrow, and you’re likely to enjoy a quicker pace and more stimulating days ahead.



The Sun and Mercury, both in your sign, reach an alignment today, dear Aquarius, and you are heard loud and clear! You may feel compelled to express your ideas and make an impact, or others are talking about you. People may be wanting to know your opinion or advice on a matter. This can also be a good time for opportunities to connect with helpful people or those who are primarily interested in you, as well as a time when a partner has much to say and seeks your attention. There may be an epiphany or culmination of a project now, and you’re able to see details you overlooked in the past. The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, and both Mercury and the Sun are leaving your sign and entering this same area of your solar chart, pointing to an increasing focus on enjoying the moment and building on what you have.




The Sun and Mercury align in your soul sector today, dear Pisces, and this is a time for verbalizing or sorting out a private matter. You’re inclined to analyze and process recent events or ideas, and ideas coming to you now can be highly significant. Revealing conversations or details emerging can prompt a turning point of sorts. You are better able to communicate or rationalize a matter that, before today, was difficult to express or understand. A Mars-Neptune square is also active this morning, however, and this can act to drain your energy levels just for now, pointing to the need to hold off on major activities. Even though you can be a little caught up in your private world, personal appeal is big today with the Moon in your sign and both Mercury and the Sun moving into Pisces.




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If You Were Born Today, February 16

If You Were Born Today, February 16

Passionate and loving yet independent, you are not always easily understood. Your life is changeful in part because of a deep inner need to reinvent yourself from time to time. You possess inner vision and can be quite spiritual. Learning to believe in yourself but also to put faith in the universe rather than attempting to over-control your life are keys to your success. When inspired, you are hard-working and determined. Famous people born today: John McEnroe, Sonny Bono, LeVar Burton, Margaux Hemingway.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

The New Moon in your Solar Return chart suggests that you will instinctively begin a new phase of your life this year. A decisively new direction has come about in your life. This can be an emotionally stimulating time in which you feel the urge to initiate and project, even if you are not quite clear about what you are projecting. Much of the energy in your life can have a magical quality to it as things are just automatically going in a certain direction. It is important to be intuitive at this time and allow the natural course to show you the way to the next step. Surprises (mostly very pleasant) pepper your year. New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as the year unfolds.

The period ahead is a particularly busy one. At times, you may feel like the pace of your life is running ahead of you. You can be especially productive, however, in all types of communications–writing, speaking, learning, teaching, and so forth. You are willing to put in the effort for a mental interest or project, and you can feel pleasantly dedicated to your work or ideas in the year ahead. You are more able to focus on what you’re doing and communicating, and you’re more inclined to notice and consider details.

This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.

With Venus sextile Saturn in your Solar Return chart, certain elements of your social life and financial life are stabilized, secured, and more reliable this year. You may solidify a romantic relationship under this influence, or become involved with a mature partner. Circumstances may be such that you need to handle money more carefully this year, or this may simply come naturally to you now. Support from older people or authority figures may come by way of solid advice or more tangible help. Renewed ties to old friends are possible, or a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships, are also highly likely.

This is a time when you feel confident and supported enough to pursue your desires. It’s a good period for making yourself feel more secure and safe, as well as for family or domestic activities. This is also a period when you more readily support or defend others.

You are seeking out equal, fair, and balanced relationships. There can be a stronger inclination towards togetherness and sharing, creating harmony, and sharing power now. You may gain an advantage in business or finances or by promoting harmony and beauty.

Your feelings are more intense which can increase your creativity or animate your social or romantic life this year.

You may be actively involved in teamwork and collaboration with others this year. Your passions are stirred and you’re likely to make positive connections with others. There can be the beginning of a significant new relationship or the intensification of an existing bond.

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 have a stronger ability to direct your energies into meaningful activities. In some ways, you can be quite self-contained as you pursue passion projects. However, you may need to watch for hooking onto impractical ventures. As well, your energy level can vary greatly from one period to the next, so take advantage of the “high” periods in order to offset the possible loss in productivity during the low-energy stages. At times you may feel a little lacking in direction, but give yourself some time to find it.

You may be starting a new chapter in your life this year. This can be an especially creative, tuned-in year for self-expression, not only verbally but through hobbies, games, or sports. It’s bound to be a busy time for you, sometimes lacking in clear direction, but also good for optimism and many new ideas and interests.

2018 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is generally not as active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract what–and who–you want into your life now. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect, develop, build, and attract.

2019 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time when you find it natural and easy to enjoy life and other people. The focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure than you are in other years. It’s likely to be a rather lighthearted year when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a favorable year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out and connect but avoid scattering your energies.




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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, February 16th

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, February 16th




With the Moon in your privacy sector all day and your ruler, Mars, forming a square to Neptune, this is a time for slowing down, dear Aries. While yesterday’s Solar Eclipse cleared the slate for a new beginning, it’s not the time to rush a fresh start. You can benefit from some time to reorient yourself. You will be most successful if you examine whether your actions have real meaning, as this gives you a purpose and a direction. Now is a better time for service to others than for self-seeking efforts. However, don’t take this too far — watch for con artists and impractical schemes today and tomorrow. It’s not particularly easy to see what’s true and what is only an illusion now, so it makes sense to reserve judgment. When it comes to education or transportation matters, there can be some confusion. This is a time for reassessing what motivates you, and it makes a lot of sense to seek out fulfilling ventures.



The Moon’s alignment with Venus today suggests inspiring or heart-warming contact, dear Taurus. A Mars-Neptune transit can point to some dissatisfaction with your plans as they currently stand, however, and perhaps a change of direction or temporary motivation dip. Sometimes this relates to a project that goes awry, or there could be someone who isn’t being completely honest with you. It can be challenging to read a friend or lover now, and perhaps your own feelings about a relationship or project. Even if others are questioning your intentions (or you theirs), it’s a time for listening to your heart and recognizing what you genuinely want. This quest can take some trial and error, especially with your mind telling you one thing and your heart another, but it may very well be worth digging deep. The day is best used for slowing down and realigning yourself rather than trying to push for something to go your way.



Your dreams are in first place much of the day, dear Gemini, but your confidence in your ability to achieve them may be a little off as the day advances. If you allow your heightened sensitivity to rule now, there can be some ups and downs. It makes sense to make a conscious effort to avoid focusing your attention on negative issues or small flaws and to consider ways to find inspiration. Work matters can feel draining if they temporarily lack meaning, or your goals, in general, can feel overwhelming. It can be challenging to see partnership, professional, and public matters clearly, and confusion about your general life direction may aggravate a relationship tension. Alternatively, you might feel that someone is pushing you towards a goal that doesn’t quite suit you, or that whoever you try to please, you just can’t seem to get anywhere. Try to avoid going along with plans that don’t sit entirely right with you. Fortunately, a Sun-Mercury alignment helps you clarify yourself now, and gives you a little more clout.



The Moon moves in harmony with your sign today, dear Cancer, which is an excellent transit for going with the flow. Today, however, there can be a little too many things up in the air to feel entirely comfortable with the flow! This is due to a Mars-Neptune square that is designed to nudge us to reconsider our goals if they’re not genuinely satisfying us or aligned well with our spiritual values. You could find yourself pulling back a little from situations or people who seem to demand too much of your time or energy. If you can swing it, try to apply your energy to creative, inspirational, spiritually meaningful ventures, or consider adding some flourishes to your pursuits. You can be longing to get away, as the escapist in you is alive and well today, but you may want to ask yourself if it’s the right time. You may be a little more sensitive than usual to the environment around you with this transit active, making activities that help you detoxify or de-stress particularly useful now.



With Mars in your solar fifth house these days, dear Leo, there is more dynamism in your creative and romantic life. However, Mars aligned with Saturn yesterday, slowing you right down and alerting you to possible obstacles in your way. Now, Mars is challenged as it forms a square with Neptune, and conflicts with love interests can emerge but they can be very hard to define. Tensions regarding shared resources or finances with a partner (or ex-partner) can be part of the picture, as you’re inclined to become frustrated with an imbalance of power or matters of give and take. On a physical level, be gentle with yourself. Artistically, this can be a fertile period, however, but attempts to box yourself in or follow rules may no longer be viable.




Although the energies of yesterday’s Solar Eclipse motivated the need for a fresh start, dear Virgo, you may need to deconstruct things before you can make real sense of them today. Motivation may take a dip if you don’t feel inspired or you’re not sure of your next step. Interactions with others can be draining and confusing, or you may be dealing with a recurring problem around the home that slows you down. There can be misunderstandings, or attempts to get things done that fizzle out. As much as you’d like to know what’s ahead, things may be up in the air for now, and it’s best to avoid pushing things that require some time to unfold on their own. For some, the Mars-Neptune square can point to perceptions of a person that are off. Gathering your strength makes the most sense now. A Sun-Mercury alignment is helping to clarify a health or work matter, and you’ll find that others are listening to what you have to say now.



There is somewhat ungrounded energy to today, dear Libra, and we’re inclined to daydream, or we could be attracted to impractical ventures. Worry about things that you can’t control and letting your imagination run to negative scenarios of what might happen are tendencies today but are entirely not productive. Do your best not to push, prod, or rush something that needs its own time to unfold. A Mars-Neptune square suggests the need to reassess rather than advance our agendas. Transportation and communication can be unreliable with Mars currently in your communications sector. Try also to be content with potentially not knowing where you stand with someone. Life may seem to need a leap of faith from you at the moment. Also consider that energy levels may wane if you’ve temporarily lost inspiration for something. With this transit, it may be that people are deceiving you, but it’s also possible we see things through the lens of wishful thinking.



Yesterday’s eclipse nudged you in a new direction, dear Scorpio, but a Mars-Neptune square influencing today suggests a need to slow down and reassess a goal or action. You may feel a little in the dark or lost just for now, and it’s not a day for pushing anything or anyone. Watch for unnecessary purchases, or on the other end of the spectrum, excessive worry about money. Personal plans are not likely to take off now, and it would be wise to simply wait for another day to push them forward. Past neglect of your resources can catch up to you now, and mixing love and money is unwise under current conditions. Be conservative in action today, but let your imagination go. In fact, this is a time for seeking out inspiration and meaning. A Sun-Mercury conjunction suggests the blossoming of an idea related to home and family that deserves your attention now.




Mars in your sign stimulates wonderful enthusiasm and energy for starting new things, dear Sagittarius, as well as for handling those projects that are already in progress with vigor. However, Mars is moving into a square to Neptune, and this can have the effect of stopping you in your tracks, likely due to confusion or doubt. For some, it can seem to lead you astray, chasing a dream that is out of reach. You might not know where to begin, or where to channel your energy, and you could end up spinning your wheels. Take this as a sign to slow down to catch your breath or to reassess your goals or your approach to reaching them. As well, this is a time for visualizing what you genuinely want before making your next move. Projects that have lost meaning in your life may feel hard to take now, and perhaps you may need to put a pursuit to the side. The Sun and Mercury move towards a superior conjunction in your communications sector, and this stimulates your mind. An idea or project can come to a turning point now.



The Moon spends the day in dreamy Pisces and your communications sector, dear Capricorn, and you could find your mind meandering. You can be in quite a daydreamy state today. Mars in your privacy sector forms a square to hazy Neptune as well today, and your vision may be clouded just for the moment. In fact, this transit can bring with it a need to reassess certain goals or endeavors in terms of how meaningful they genuinely are to you. For now, it can be unclear what you want, or if you know what you want, how to go about getting it! It’s not the time to jump to any conclusions or to sign on the dotted line. It’s best to take your time with whatever emerges now. Try to schedule undemanding activities today if possible. Activities that delight, engage your imagination, and allow you to take some of the pressure off are especially valuable now.




The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, dear Aquarius, aligning with Neptune there. As well, even stronger Neptune influence is with us as Mars moves into a square to the planet. You may be feeling a little out of sync if you’re trying to move at a quick pace or ignoring your need for a checkpoint. Timing can be off as a result. This can be a time of focusing too much on things that don’t pan out or matter much in the long run and too little on what is most important to your progress. This may very well be a form of procrastination, which is quite common with a Mars-Neptune square. In truth, you may need to take a breather and consider what you may be missing. Because Neptune is in your resources sector and Mars in your social sector, mixing friends and business or money is not advised right now. This extends to resources such as time, energy, and heart, not just money. If you find yourself growing resentful over how much you’re contributing to an effort, for example, consider conserving your energy.



There can be some problems staying focused today, dear Pisces, not only because the Moon in your sign draws your strong attention to your moods and feelings, but due to a Mars-Neptune square that influences the day. You may need to let go of an idea or back off from a problem temporarily so that you can understand it better from an objective standpoint, for example. Feeling overwhelmed or without a clear purpose today can act to drain you of physical energy. You may feel less than capable or especially vulnerable. Your desires can be unusual or otherwise hard to fulfill, or you may be wavering about what it is you want. As well, be discriminating now as others may be getting the credit for your work. Take extra time for yourself now, and relax your standards just a little if you’ve been pushing yourself too hard.




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Love and Compatibility

Love and Compatibility

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

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Why is it that you can love someone but you just don’t like them?  Our love horoscopes are important as we all set out in life equipped with a basic nature, which is gradually influenced by our friends, our lovers and our surroundings. However by far the greatest influence on us is that exerted by our star sign.


Claire Petulengro is here to tell you if you are set to become star crossed lovers, or if it is just plain old lust that is behind your desire for the object of your affections.




You are known to be incredibly sexy but you need to be romanced if you are to give your heart.  One night stands or casual sex are usually out of the question.  You relish new relationships as an exciting adventure to be explored. Initially attracted by physical appearance and reputation you usually have to be in love with a person to become physically involved with them.  Jumping straight into a physical relationship will usually cause regret.
Key word=Hot!!!
Best Date: Fellow Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra and Sagittarius.
Fair Date: Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn and Aquarius.
Dodgy Date: Taurus, Virgo and Pisces.


One of the greatest flirts of the zodiac, you are often accused of being a tease.  Once in love though, you are not easily led astray. When you commit yourself it is usually for keeps. Promiscuity can be a problem but it doesn’t usually last for long as, being an earth sign, the home making instinct and the need to put down roots takes over.  Dominant in lovemaking you show your feelings by actions not words.
Key word=Dominant
Best Date: Virgo, Capricorn and Scorpio.
Fair Date: Cancer, Libra, Leo, Pisces and Taurus.
Dodgy Date: Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Aries.


Sex for you is a way of life and you are very much aware of your appeal.  No one could ever accuse you of being shy or inhibited.  You ooze sex appeal and without any effort can seduce the sign of your choice.  You don’t need to feel in love to get physical. The women of this sign can often leave a man feeling deflated with the coolness they exude.  Don’t bother with affairs as you make lousy liars.
Key word=Physical
Best Date: Aries, Gemini, Libra  and Aquarius.
Fair Date: Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Dodgy Date: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces.


As lovers you are responsive, generous and undemanding as long as your partner appears happy, but your need for emotional security can often lead to unhappy affairs.  You are incredibly sensitive and, if involved with a stronger sign, can be easily made to feel hurt and inadequate.  Passion and love go hand in hand and you hardly ever experience one without the other.
With the right partner you are confident and self possessed.
Key word=Deep
Best Date: Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces.
Fair Date: Aries, Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
Dodgy Date: Gemini, Leo and Aquarius.


Sex and relationships are exciting to you. You don’t leave much to the imagination!   Once hurt or upset though you can shut off completely and have been known to use sex as a weapon to get your own way.  This leads to resentment and is often the reason a relationship can break down.  Physically attractive to the opposite sex you are a little too aware of your natural appeal.
Key word=Sexy
Best Date: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Fair Date: Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Aquarius and Pisces.
Dodgy Date: Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio and Capricorn.


On the surface you can appear a prude but still waters run deep.  Under the placid exterior lies a real sex bomb. You are not promiscuous and don’t believe in casual affairs. Relationships are very private and important to you. You find it impossible to hide your emotions and don’t believe in trying to.  But when you let yourself go, you can really shock with your intensity and lack of inhibition.
Key word=Surprising
Best Date: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces.
Fair Date: Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Dodgy Date: Aries, Gemini, Leo and Libra.


You see sex as a great challenge and use flattery and charm to get what you want.  Sex appeal is important to you and you also need reassurance.  It is the need to be wanted.  You give the impression you have a great deal of experience, which I’m sure many of you have.  You only reveal what you want a lover to know about your feelings and can leave declarations of love too late.  The chase can sometimes feel better than the catch for you.
Key word=Charmer
Best Date: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Fair Date: Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra and Pisces.
Dodgy Date: Virgo, Scorpio and Capricorn.


You are a most uninhibited personality and success in love is very important to you.  One derogatory remark and your confidence is left flagging.  Your need for constant reassurance can become a problem.  Masterful lovers and great seducers.  You are passionate, affectionate and responsive.  Watch out that your insecurities do not get in the way of a good relationship.  You are all too often looking for a problem thatÕs not there.
Key word=Sensual
Best Date: Taurus, Cancer, Pisces, Leo and Virgo.
Fair Date: Aries, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Dodgy Date:Gemini, Capricorn and Aquarius.


You are very generous and considerate lovers but your deep rooted self doubts can cause personal conflict and lead you to become over demanding and selfish.  Torrid lovers, you need to possess both the body and soul of a partner.  You can make someone feel as if they are the only one in the world.  Rejection is a problem for you and your biggest downfall.  Very open in the conversation of sex, you can often be the cause for gossip.
Key word=Demanding
Best Date: Aries, Leo, Libra and Aquarius.
Fair Date: Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
Dodgy Date: Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn.


Sometimes appearing rather cold towards love, you need the right partner to bring out your best and to feel fulfilled.  Only then will you show your true feelings.  Worries and anxieties in a relationship make it destined for disaster, so a partner will need to be flexible and able to follow your lead.  Warm and responsive as a lover you often leave ex partners in the background.
Key word=Desirable
Best Date: Taurus and Virgo.
Fair Date: Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces.
Dodgy Date: Gemini, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius.


Self assured and with strong sex appeal you attract partners with very little effort.  Very modern in attitude you like to shop around before you buy.  If you decide on marriage then you are fairly certain to be faithful.  Demonstrative and natural lovers, you like to explore and will need a fairly open minded partner.  The temptation to talk about your conquests can become a problem and should be resisted.
Key word=Open minded
Best Date: Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius.
Fair Date: Aquarius, Aries, Leo and Virgo.
Dodgy Date: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces and Capricorn.


Reputed to be one of the sexiest signs of the zodiac. Your flair for dramatics can make for a most turbulent relationship.  You do not indulge easily in sexual involvement.  It has to mean something.  You love to flirt though and can often find yourself in sticky situations when you go too far.  Sex to you is a very private thing.  Dirty jokes do not amuse you.  Sweet talk always softens you and you hate people who are too forward.
Key word=Dramatic
Best Date:Cancer, Virgo and Scorpio.
Fair Date: Pisces, Taurus, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
Dodgy Date: Gemini, Aries and Aquarius.

Your Love horoscopes for the weekend of February 16-18

Your Weekend Love Horoscope: A Deeper Kind of Love

Love horoscopes for the weekend of February 16-18

This weekend both communicative Mercury and the bright, warm Sun enter Pisces — a sign known for its compassion, understanding, and universal love. Sweet Venus is already in Pisces (and the Moon’s in Pisces for part of the weekend, too!), and all these personal planets in this watery sign will make it easier for you to feel what others feel, especially those near and dear to you.

This is an incredible gift that you can use to your advantage in your relationships now. Pisces is a sign that has no boundaries and desires to connect with others on a soulful level. This weekend gives you an opportunity to be more open with your loved one, because sharing your heart and feelings can feel less daunting. Maybe you had a fight or misunderstanding awhile back with your partner that was never resolved — it could benefit you to readdress that issue now that you are both more able to communicate lovingly and understand the other’s perspective.

But it’s not all rainbows and unicorns this weekend. On Saturday active Mars challenges idealistic Neptune, and feelings of doubt, deceit, or guilt could be weighing you down. You’ll likely try to escape or avoid these feelings, and that may be your best bet now. If you’re not motivated to have a serious talk or admit your deeper emotions immediately, don’t fret. The healing influence of Pisces will be here long after these negative feelings fade, and you’ll have your chance to make things right if you need to. Be patient and forgiving, not just to your loved ones, but to yourself, too.


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The Witches Moon Phase for February 16th

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The Witches Moon Phase for February 16th

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Tomorrow the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.



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As Witches, we do magickal work for various reasons: prosperity, love, luck, power, and all that good stuff. But maybe the most important magick we do is healing magick.

Healing magick can be done in numerous ways-anything from a simple spell to a magickal bath to a healing charm to an herbal tea spiced up with a little magickal boost. As with all other magick, the most important component is your intent; other than that, you can choose whichever ever method seems most appropriate for the problem at hand.

Magickal healing work can be done not only for physical healing but also for emotional, psychological, chological, and psychic healing as well. My group once did a family healing spell when a couple of members were having difficulties dealing with parents, husbands, and children. It worked, too.
Healing work is best done on a Sunday or a Monday, when the moon is waxing to full (to increase health). If you need to work during the waning moon, then you can try doing magick to decrease illness instead. If you are using color and/or candle magick, try blue (for healing and peace) or green (for healing and growth). If working to banish illness, then black works well.

Many stones can be used in magickal work as well: clear quartz crystals, amethyst, lapis, and bloodstone are among the best. Some people even use one stone for each color of the chakras and place them on the appropriate spot on the body.

One important point about healing magick: if you are going to do it for someone else, you must-I repeat, must-get permission first. Witches believe in free will, and I cannot stress enough how important that concept is to the core of being a Witch. It is not up to you to decide if someone should be ill or not; each individual is entitled to make that decision for themselves.


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

A Pagan Blessing for the Dead

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A Pagan Blessing for the Dead

Choose four participants. One carries a rock, representing the earth, and stands to the North. One carries a feather, representing Air, and stands to the East. Another stands to the South, carrying a candle or some incense to represent Fire. A fourth can hold a cup of Water to the West — if you’re fortunate enough to hold your ritual near an ocean or river, use that to represent Water. On your altar, in the center of the circle, place a picture or some other memento of the person you are saying goodbye to.


Form a circle, and call upon the elements. Invite the powers of the four directions to come watch over you. Stand in the center and say:


Take me now, take me now
for to face the Summerlands*.
By the earth and wind and the fire and rain
I’m on my way,remember me.


Turn to the North and say:


Take me now back to the earth
from which we spring and then return.
I shall cross over, now it is my turn.
I am not afraid Remember me.


Repeat this verse, turning to each of the four directions. Substitute the different elements where appropriate.


Finally, touch each family member with your athame as you say the following:


Blood of my blood
Bone of my bone
Flesh of my flesh
Keep my soul alive
I will live on
Within your hearts
I am not afraid
Remember me


If you have ashes for the deceased, you may wish to scatter them at this time. Take a moment to reflect on the good memories you have of your departed friend or family member.


*If your particular tradition believes we go to some other place after death, feel free to substitute the appropriate place name for “Summerlands.” If you’re not sure where we end up, you can simply say “the other side.”


Patti Wigington
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Let’s Talk Witch – Pagans, Death and the Afterlife

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Let’s Talk Witch – Pagans, Death and the Afterlife


For many modern Pagans, there is a somewhat different philosophy on death and dying than what is seen in the non-Pagan community. While our non-Pagans see death as an ending, some Pagans view it as a beginning of the next phase of our existence. Perhaps it is because we view the cycle of birth and life and death and rebirth as something magical and spiritual, a never-ending, ever turning wheel. Rather than being disconnected from death and dying, we tend to acknowledge it as part of a sacred evolution.


In The Pagan Book of Living and Dying, author Starhawk says, “Imagine if we truly understood that decay is the matrix of fertility… we might view our own aging with less fear and distaste, and greet death with sadness, certainly, but without terror.”


As the Pagan population ages – and certainly, we are doing so – it’s becoming more and more likely that at some point each of us will have to bid farewell to a fellow Pagan, Heathen, Druid, or other member of our community. When that happens, what is the appropriate response? What can be done to honor the person’s beliefs and send them on their way in a way that they themselves would have valued, while still managing to maintain sensitivity in dealing with their non-Pagan family members and friends?


Views of the Afterlife

Many Pagans believe that there is some sort of afterlife, although that tends to take varying forms, depending on the individual belief system. Some followers of NeoWiccan paths accept the afterlife as the Summerland, which Wiccan author Scott Cunningham described as a place where the soul goes on to live forever. In Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, he says, “This realm is neither in heaven nor the underworld. It simply is — a non-physical reality much less dense than ours. Some Wiccan traditions describe it as a land of eternal summer, with grassy fields and sweet flowing rivers, perhaps the Earth before the advent of humans. Others see it vaguely as a realm without forms, where energy swirls coexist with the greatest energies – the Goddess and God in their celestial identities.”


Members of non-Wiccan groups, particularly those who follow a more Reconstructionist slant, may see the afterlife as Valhalla or Fólkvangr, for those who adhere to a Norse belief system, or Tir na nOg, for individuals who participate in a Celtic path. Hellenic Pagans may see the afterlife as Hades.


For those Pagans who don’t have a defined name or description of the afterlife, there is still typically a notion that the spirit and the soul live on somewhere, even if we don’t know where it is or what to call it.


Tawsha is a Pagan in Indiana who follows an eclectic path. She says, “I don’t know what happens to us when we die, but I like the idea of the Summerland. It seems peaceful, a place where our souls can regenerate before they reincarnate into a new body. But my husband is a Druid, and his beliefs are different and focus more on the Celtic view of the afterlife, which seems a little more ethereal to me. I think it’s really all just different interpretations of the same place.”


Deities of Death and the Afterlife

Cultures have, since the beginning of time, honored deities associated with the process of dying, the act itself, and the journey of the spirit or soul into the afterlife. Although many of them are celebrated during the harvest season, around Samhain, when the earth itself is slowly dying, it is not uncommon to see them called upon as someone is approaching their last days, or has recently crossed over.

If you follow an Egyptian, or Kemetic, path, you may choose to honor Anubis, the jackal headed god of death. Anubis’ job is to determine whether the deceased is worthy of entering the underworld, by taking the individual’s measure. To help ease their passing, you may choose to sing or chant to Anubis about the dying or dead person’s accomplishments.

For Pagans who follow an Asatru or Heathen belief system, prayers and chants to Odin or to the goddesses Hel and Freya might be appropriate. Half of the warriors who die in battle go to spend the afterlife with Freya in her hall, Folkvangr, and the others go to Valhalla with Odin. Hel takes charge of those who have died from old age or sickness, and accompanies them to her hall, Éljúðnir.

A Maryland Heathen who asked to be identified as Wolfen says when his brother died, “We had this huge ceremony with a big bonfire, lots of drinking and toasts, and song. My brother had already been cremated, but we added his ashes to the fire, and we sang a song honoring him and his accomplishments, and introducing him to Odin and Valhalla, and then we continued it by calling upon our ancestors, going back about eight generations. It was what he wanted, and probably the closest thing to a Viking funeral that you can get in suburban America.”

Other deities you may wish to call upon as someone is dying, or has crossed over, include the Greek Demeter, Hecate, and Hades, or the Chinese Meng Po.



Patti Wigington
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The Energy of Venus

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The Energy of Venus

Weekday ruled by Venus: Friday


Rose quartz
Pink tourmaline

Herbs and Plants:

Pink rose

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

Moon in Pisces

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Moon in Pisces


The Moon is traveling through Pisces today. You may feel disconnected. Serve others. Listen to music. Paint a picture. Daydream.


We are not inclined to want to face reality while the Moon is in dreamy, impressionable Pisces. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence. Boundaries and walls come down, as Pisces energy merges and blends. It’s a time when details are overlooked and feelings defy description.


The Moon in Pisces generally favors the following activities: Imaginative undertakings, mystical or spiritual pursuits, inner development, music and drama, going on a retreat, activities involving water.

Your Honey Do List for Friday

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Your Honey Do List for Friday


Fridays are days of loving enchantments and passionate emotions.


See how many ways you could add a little loving enchantment into your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you wish to explore the topic of love and romance witchery even further, then check out my book How to Enchant a Man: Spells to Bewitch, Bedazzle &Beguile. If cat magick has tickled your fancy, then for further study read my book The Enchanted Cat: Feline Fascinations, Spells &Magick.


In the meantime, try sharing red berries with your partner some enchanted evening. Work that meditation, and see what other mysteries Freya has to teach you. Wear a Venus planetary color and call on the Goddess for a little inner sparkle. Burn some floral incense, light up some rosy candles, and set a romantic mood. Try wearing a little copper jewelry, and see how it affects you and your Friday magick. Get those potpourri and philter recipes going, and see what you can conjure up.


Advancing your magickal skills takes drive, ambition, and passion. Work with Eros to discover just how much enthusiasm, inspiration, and drive he can bring into your days, for the imagination is a place where dreams flourish and ideas come to fruition.


Call on these fertile and romantic powers, and create your own unique spells and charms. Just think of all the magickal information that you can now add to your repertoire of witchery. Lastly, remember this: when you combine imagination and a loving heart with magick, you’ll succeed every time.


Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

Friday’s Witchery

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Friday’s Witchery


Love magick is a perennial popular topic. However, there is more to this topic than meets the eye. There are many enchanting layers here for us to explore on this day of the week. What about creating a loving home, or producing a loving and nurturing family? What about keeping your intimate relationships vital and on track? How about promoting happy, healthy, and enduring friendships? See, there is more to be considered than just the “You shall be mine…” type of fictional love spell.


Don’t forget that many of the deities associated with Fridays are also parents. So, yes, while this is the day to work on romance, sex, and love spells, there is additional magick to be considered here, which makes Fridays a more well-rounded and bigger opportunity for witchery than many folks ever truly realize. The truest, strongest magick always comes from the heart.


Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan,

Friday–The Day of Freya

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Friday–The Day of Freya

In the stories of the gods and goddesses of the Angles and Saxons we find two goddesses, Frigga, the wife of Odin and queen of the gods, and Freya, the Goddess of Love. Some people think that Friday was named after Frigga, and others that it was Freya’s day. Since very similar stories are told of each of them, it is quite probable that they were really the same person. The Roman name for the day was Dies Veneris, the day of Venus, who, it will be remembered, was the Goddess of Love, and so corresponded to Freya. The modern French name is taken from the Latin and is vendredi.


Frigga was the Goddess of the Clouds, and, when she was not with her husband Odin, spent her time in spinning clouds. Her spinning-wheel was studded with jewels, and at night could be seen in the sky as the constellation to which the Romans gave the name of Orion’s Belt, as we have seen in the story of Orion.


Frigga was also the Goddess of Spring, and as such was known as Eastre, whom we have already mentioned as giving us the word Easter.


Freya, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, like the Venus of the Romans, received a great welcome when she came to the home of the gods, and was given a special kingdom called Folk Meadow, where was a vast hall known as the Hall of Many Seats. Here she received half of those slain in battle, the other half being entertained by Odin, as we have seen.


Freya is depicted as having blue eyes and golden hair, and often as wearing a robe of feathers, which enabled her to fly through the air like a bird.


The goddess is said to have married Odur, who was probably Odin under another name. Odur once had occasion to leave Freya and travel over the world, and the goddess was broken-hearted at his departure. Her tears fell among the rocks and were changed to gold, while some which fell into the sea were transformed into amber. All nature mourned with her: the trees shed their leaves, the grass withered, and the flowers drooped their heads. At last Freya in her distress set out to find her husband, and, passing through many lands, where her golden tears were afterwards found, came to the sunny south, and there overtook the wandering Odur. As the lovers returned, the fields and the flowers rejoiced with them. The frost and snow fled before them, and the earth became green again as they passed.


“And Freya next came nigh, with golden tears;
The loveliest Goddess she in Heaven, by all
Most honour’d after Frea, Odin’s wife.
Her long ago the wandering Odur took
To mate, but left her to roam distant lands;
Since then she seeks him, and weeps tears of gold.”


This story, of course, reminds us of Ceres and Persephone, and is only another fanciful explanation of summer and winter.


Freya was the proud possessor of a dazzling necklace of gold, which had been made by the dwarfs, and which she wore night and day. On one occasion only did she lend the necklace, when Thor, disguised as Freya, went to the land of the giants to recover his hammer, which had been stolen by the Giant Thrym. Loki, by borrowing Freya’s robe of feathers and flying over the country of the giants, had discovered the thief, but had also found that Thrym would only return the hammer on condition that Freya would become his wife. When Freya heard of the giant’s presumption, she became greatly enraged, and vowed that she would never leave her beloved Odur and go to live in that dreary and desolate land of cold. Heimdall, the guardian of the bridge Bifrost, then suggested that Thor should go to Thrym disguised as Freya, in company with Loki disguised as Freya’s attendant. The gods at last allowed themselves to be persuaded, and Thor, having borrowed Freya’s clothes and necklace and wearing a thick veil, set out with Loki, who was dressed as a handmaiden. On reaching the giant’s palace, they were welcomed by Thrym, who was delighted at the success of his plan, and who led them to the banqueting hall, where a great feast was held. At the end of the feast, Thrym ordered the famous hammer to be brought in, and he himself laid it in his bride’s lap as a marriage gift. Thor’s hand immediately closed over the hammer, and in a few moments Thrym and all the guests invited to the wedding feast lay dead.


Freya was greatly relieved to have her necklace returned in safety, but the evil Loki, attracted by its wonderful beauty, determined to steal it. One night the god, by changing himself into a fly, succeeded in entering Freya’s palace. He then resumed his own shape, and, creeping stealthily to Freya’s bed, gently removed the necklace from the goddess’s neck. The watchful Heimdall, however, had heard Loki’s footsteps, and, looking in the direction of the Folk Meadow, became a witness of the theft. He at once set off in pursuit of Loki, and, overtaking him, drew his sword and was about to kill the thief, when Loki changed himself into a flame. Heimdall immediately changed himself into a cloud, and sent down a shower of rain to put out the fire. Loki then took the form of a bear, and opened his mouth to catch the water. Heimdall also took the form of a bear and attacked Loki, who, finding that he was being overpowered, changed himself yet again, into a seal. Heimdall followed suit, and fought again with Loki, and at length compelled him to give up the necklace, which was returned to Freya.


On another occasion Freya was sought by one of the giants, and it was only by the cunning of Loki and by an act of bad faith on the part of the gods that she was saved. The gods, ever anxious lest the giants should invade Asgard, decided to build a stronghold which would prove impregnable. They received an offer from a stranger, who was willing to undertake the work in return for the sun, the moon, and the goddess Freya. By Loki’s advice they accepted the offer on condition that he should complete the work in one winter, aided only by his horse. To the surprise of the gods the stranger agreed to these conditions, and with the help of his horse, which could haul the heaviest stone, set to work. The gods, who at first felt sure that their conditions had made the task impossible, were alarmed to find as time went on that the stranger was working so quickly that it seemed certain that he would be able to keep his promise. The gods on their side had no intention whatever of keeping their promise, since they could not possibly part with the sun and the moon and the Goddess of Love, and they angrily pointed out to Loki that since it was he who had got them into this difficulty, he must find some way out of it. Loki replied that the gods need have no fear, for with his usual cunning he had thought of a plan whereby the stranger might be made to forfeit his reward. On the last day, when only one stone remained to be dragged into position, Loki changed himself into a horse, and, trotting out from the forest, neighed loudly to attract the attention of the stranger’s horse. Tired of his continual labour and longing for freedom and rest, the horse broke free from its load and galloped after Loki. The stranger, after pursuing it vainly through the forest, at last made his way to Asgard, and, full of anger at the trick which had been played upon him, took on his real shape, for he was a frost-giant, and was about to attack the gods when Thor hurled his hammer at him and killed him.


Frey, the god mentioned in the story of Loki and Sif’s golden hair, was Freya’s brother. He was the God of the Fields, and sacrifices were made to him for the crops. In the early spring his wooden image was driven in a chariot through the countryside, in order that he might bless the fields and bring a fruitful harvest: Frey, as we have seen, became the possessor of a ship which could travel over land and sea, and though large enough to contain all the gods, yet could be folded up like a cloth, and he also possessed a boar with golden bristles. The god often rode on this boar, which was swifter than a horse, and was no doubt a symbol of the sun, which ripened the crops. We find the same idea of sunshine in Frey’s flashing sword, which fought of its own accord as soon as it was drawn from its sheath.


The month of the Angles and Saxons which begins just before our Christmas was sacred to both Frey and Thor, and it was customary at that time, as we have already mentioned, to bind a huge wooden wheel with straw, and, setting fire to it, to roll it down a hill. The wheel was a symbol of the sun, which at that time began to chase away the winter. At this time, too, was held a great feast to all the gods, and the chief meat eaten was a boar’s head, in honour of Frey. The missionaries who first brought Christianity to the Northmen, finding this feast was of great importance and was celebrated by all the people, did not try to do away with it. Instead, they changed it from a heathen to a Christian festival by putting Christ in the place of the Norse gods, and calling it the Feast or Mass of Christ. A similar change was made, it will be remembered, in the case of the Easter festival, held in honour of Eastre or Frigga, the wife of Odin.

Friday’s Conjuring


Friday’s Conjuring

Friday – is associated with Venus


Candle colors – Green, Red, Blue, White, Purple


Spellwork – Love, Marriage, Money, Attraction, Luck, Healing, Prosperity, Change, Road Opening work, Bring Peace, Relationships, Power and Success


—Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies
Starr Casas

On Friday, February 16th, We Honor the Goddess Nike

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On Friday, We Honor the Goddess Nike


The Greek Goddess


Areas of Influence: Goddess of Victory
Nike was the Goddess of victory not just in war but also athletics. In the war against the Titans she was a personal Charioteer of the Gods.
She was often worshipped alongside Athena, the Goddess of war and wisdom.


There are no myths dedicated specifically to this Goddess.


As Goddess of victory her name is used as a trademark for a famous brand of sportswear.


Origins and Genealogy: Her father was the Titan, Pallas and her mother was an Oceanid named Styx.


She had three powerful siblings called Zelous(rivalry), Kratus (strength) and Bia (Force).


Despite her ancestry she fought on the side of the Olympians in the war against the Titans.


Strengths: The personification of victory.


Weaknesses: She wants to win at all costs.


Symbolism: Depicted as a winged Goddess carrying a palm branch, wreath and Hermes’s caduceus.


Any Pictures of Nike are usually shown in conjunction with Athena. An example of this is the frieze around the Athena/Nike Temple which is part of the Acropolis in Athena’s.


Sacred Animal/Bird/Plant: None


Roman Equivalent: Victoria


The Greek Goddess of Victory’s Archetype

The Heroine

This Archetype awakens her inner strength and power so she can overcome great obstacles. These acts of bravery often benefit not just the heroine but her family or group.


The shadow Heroine’s victory is only achieved by using unfair tactics that disempowered her opponents.


This Goddess was the personification of the victorious Hero, however her win costs her fathers life.


How To Work With This Archetype

The Heroine

The Heroine is one of your Archetypes if you have been able to rise above the numerous difficulties to become a stronger, better person.


The shadow Heroine asks whether your victories have been at someone else’s expense.