Day: February 21, 2018
Cutting the Cord Spell
Cutting the Cord Spell
When one has been involved (either Emotionally, Physically or Spiritually) with another person it can create an ‘Etheric Link’ that resembles a red cord binding between you. When the friendship or relationship ends it is often difficult to move on, as you are still linked to this person. The Cutting of the Cord Spell is ideal in dissolving the bonds between people allowing them to move on.
You Will Need:
–2 Red Candles, Length of Red Cord
–A photograph of you and your friend or ex (or a picture to represent you both drawn)
–A pair of scissors.
Preparation: Bathe & Cleanse yourself before starting, set out materials, and Cast a Basic Magickal Circle.
Mark the first Candle with your name and the second Candle with the other person’s name. Charge the Candles with Anointing Oil, starting from the center moving outwards (sending energy out), seeing the person named on the Candle as you anoint it. Take the first Candle in your hand hold it over your Altar Candle visualizing it being Charged with energy to do your bidding, then present the Candle to the Altar saying:
As the Goddess gave form and substance to our spirits,
I give form and substance to this candle,
As She named us Her children,
I name this Candle as (insert name).
As this Candle is wax and wick,
So it is also flesh and blood, So Mote it be!
Repeat with second Candle.
Sit in meditation and think of the joy this person brought you, picture your favorite memory. Visualize the link between your hearts as a thick red cord joining you from heart Chakra to heart Chakra. Tie an end of the cord to each candle, joining you together, as you are joined in spirit. Place the photo or picture over the center of the cord saying:
As the Goddess links us in Spirit, I link these forms together, As above, so below, As within, so without!
Again sit in meditation, and think of the reasons you want to cut all ties to this person, think about the events that have lead up to this decision. Face any doubts that you may have and see them for what they are, fear. Know in your heart that the Goddess wants only the best for you and She wants you to want the best for yourself. When you are ready visualize yourself telling the other that it is over and that you are moving on, then see yourself turn and walk away – not looking back!
Cut through the Cord that binds you to each other (as well as through the picture symbolizing your togetherness) and say:
By my free will, with harm to none,
I sever the cord that binds me to (insert name),
As we once chose to share the road we walked,
Now we choose to walk a different path,
Although we still journey to the same destination,
No longer do our steps move in time you are no longer my friend (or
lover), I release the (insert name) from all ties to me
As I am released from thee, As I do will, so mote it be!
Take the candle, 1/2 the cord and 1/2 the picture (the part representing your ex) in a heatproof bowl, tip a little ‘goodwill incense’ over it all, with a little mentholated spirits, then as you light it say:
As this smoke rises and drifts away,
So do all my bonds to you… So mote it be!
Place ‘your’ candle on your Altar to burn when you find yourself wishing ‘what if’. Clean up and Close Circle, then bury everything else except your candle.
Spell for Breaking a Binding Spell
Spell for Breaking a Binding Spell
Some binding spells can cause physical manifestations. You feel as if invisible strands of hair or thin strings are wrapped around you. You can’t see them but you can feel them and nothing you do can make that sensation stop. Here is a way to dispel a binding.
Cut a bit of your own hair and set it in a small bowl. Light 3 candles, 1 red, 1 white and 1 green. In a fire safe bowl or incense brazier, light a piece of charcoal and add some myrrh, patchouli and sandalwood incense (powdered kind not cone or stick). Take a sterile needle or pin and prick your right index finger.
Squeeze three drops of blood into the smoldering incense. As you drop the hair onto the lit incense repeat these words:
With blood, candle and scent times three
No longer shall this binding be
Free to live and free to soar
Let me leave the house once more.
As I burn this hair, a part of me
Let my heart and soul be free!
And for those who doth cast despair
Binding me with sightless hair
I send to them this well-earned curse
Let their evil spell reverse!
Teach them mercy and love’s sweet gift
Once learned, this simple spell shall lift.
As is my will, so mote it be!
Let the incense burn out and scatter the ashes outside. Lifting the binding spell should take care of the problem. Keep an eye on those around you.
Someone who wished you ill will start to experience the torment they put you through. Once they understand that what they did was wrong, then the sensation will fade and they will be back to normal.
Spell for Breaking a Love Curse
Spell for Breaking a Love Curse
If you think you have been cursed, and that is why you are unlucky in love, you need to make a supplication to Aphrodite, asking her to intervene. This supplication should be done on a Thursday evening at dusk.
Light 1 purple candle and 1 pink one. Burn 7 pine needles in a bowl or brazier. Offer the goddess three red roses, 1 for each stage of a woman’s life (Maiden, Mother and Crone). Then ask her to bless you in love and to break any curse that may exist. Pour your heart out to her. Ask forgiveness for any and every thing you have ever done to hurt another who loved you. Offer to make amends by doing something in Aphrodite’s name.
Make a commitment to showering your future partners with love and romance. Vow never to be unfaithful, etc. Be respectful when addressing Aphrodite and be honest. Do not make empty promises or break the ones you make. If you say you will do something, do it. If you do not, you may not like the result.
There is no spell for this one, no incantation. You simply speak from the heart and if you are sincere, she will answer. Aphrodite can be a generous, loving goddess, guiding us towards bliss. Or she can be a vengeful harridan.
Be warned, if the reason you are “unlucky” is because you have been unfaithful, abusive, cruel, or otherwise wasteful of Love’s gifts, you will face her wrath unless you agree to immediately change your ways, and then do so.
Spell to Break the Powers of a Spell
Spell to Break the Powers of a Spell
Place the candle into the black bowl, fix the candle to the bowl using the wax drippings from the candle so that it stands alone. Fill the bowl to the rim with fresh water, without wetting the wick. Breathe deeply and meditate for a few minutes. When your mind is clear, light the candle. Visualize the power the spell cast against you as living within the candles flame.
As the candle burns down, it will sputter and go out as it touches the water. As it is extinguished by the water, the spell is broken. Finally, dig a hole into the ground, pour the water into it, then bury the candle.
A Little Thought from Me to You…..
Astronomy Picture of the Day – Jupiter in Infrared from Hubble
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2018 February 21
Jupiter in Infrared from Hubble
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Data: Michael Wong (UC Berkeley) et al.; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt
Explanation: Jupiter looks a bit different in infrared light. To better understand Jupiter’s cloud motions and to help NASA’s robotic Juno spacecraft understand the planetary context of the small fields that it sees, the Hubble Space Telescope is being directed to regularly image the entire Jovian giant. The colors of Jupiter being monitored go beyond the normal human visual range to include both ultraviolet and infrared light. Featured here in 2016, three bands of near-infrared light have been digitally reassigned into a mapped color image. Jupiter appears different in infrared partly because the amount of sunlight reflected back is distinct, giving differing cloud heights and latitudes discrepant brightnesses. Nevertheless, many familiar features on Jupiter remain, including the light zones and dark belts that circle the planet near the equator, the Great Red Spot on the lower left, and the string-of-pearls storm systems south of the Great Red Spot. The poles glow because high altitude haze there is energized by charged particles from Jupiter’s magnetosphere. Juno has now completed 10 of 12 planned science orbits of Jupiter and continues to record data that are helping humanity to understand not only Jupiter’s weather but what lies beneath Jupiter’s thick clouds.
Earth Sky News for February 21: Moon and Aries on February 21
Moon and Aries on February 21
Tonight – February 21, 2018 – use the waxing crescent moon to find the relatively faint constellation Aries the Ram. The moon is riding along the southern border of this constellation tonight, so seek for the major stars of Aries to the north (or right) of tonight’s moon. The only prominent part of this constellation consists of the three stars that make up the head of Aries. In their order of brightness, the stars outlining the Ram’s head are Hamal, Sheratan and Mesarthim.
The Ram’s hindquarters are marked by the star 41 Arietis, which is almost – but not quite – in line with the Ram’s two brightest stars, Hamal and Sheratan. The Ram is often portrayed as looking over his shoulder, admiring the Pleiades star cluster or perhaps his own Golden Fleece.
The ecliptic on the above chart depicts the pathway of the sun in front of the constellations of the zodiac. Yearly, from about April 18 to May 13, the sun passes in front of Aries the Ram, at which time of year Aries is lost in the light of the sun.
The moon, on the other hand, is always found in the vicinity of the ecliptic – but not necessarily on the ecliptic – when it makes its monthly travels through the constellation Aries. Depending on the year and month, the moon can swing anywhere from 5 degrees (10 moon diameters) north to 5 degrees (10 moon diameters) south of the ecliptic when traveling though Aries (or any constellation of the zodiac). Tonight, on February 21, 2018, the moon goes farthest south of the ecliptic for this month as it passes through the constellation Aries.
Click here and then scroll down to Moon Ecliptic Latitude to know how far north or south the moon is from the ecliptic at present or for any chosen date. Remember, a positive number means north of the ecliptic while a negative number means south of the ecliptic.
Click here to see a pictorial display of the moon’s position in front of the zodiac and relative to the ecliptic for right now or any given date.
Bottom line: Tonight – February 21, 2018 – watch the waxing crescent moon light up the evening sky as it dances along the southern boundary of the constellation Aries the Ram.
Bruce McClure has served as lead writer for EarthSky’s popular Tonight pages since 2004. He’s a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial navigation certificate through the School of Ocean Sailing and Navigation. He also writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around his home in upstate New York.
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The Words of Confucius
The Words of Confucius
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
One for the Animal Lover in All of Us, Maybe?
I’m ready for my close-up!
Counting Crows (Old Folklore Song)
Your Animal Spirit Guide for February 21 is The Crow
Your Witches Rune for February 21st is The Wave
Daily Witches Rune
Meaning: This rune symbolizes your friends and family and their influence upon you. Its meaning is usually derived from the other stones closest to it. This rune is also associated with travel. A journey abroad is indicated especially if the Sun rune is nearby, but a journey for someone close to you if the Moon stone is closest. If it is near to the Rings it foretells a holiday or long distance relationship.
Your Rune for Friday, February 21 is Elhaz
Psychic Tip of the Day for February 21
Psychic Tip of the Day
Words that you mean to be pleasant salutations might be taken as personal attacks. Choose your communication with a partner carefully. Can you avoid mixed messages?
Your Daily Erotic Tarot for February 21 is The Judgment
Your Daily Erotic Tarot
February 21, 2018
The Judgment card indicates that you’ve had some sexual hang-ups in the past, but you’re working toward getting over them. This is a period of transition, and although you’re doing the work, you may not be getting the exact results you desire. Forgive yourself for past missteps in order to take a sexual step forward today. Being afraid to express your true erotic self can even effect other areas of your life, so getting beyond your sexual inhibitions translates into a happier overall existence.
Your Daily Love Tarot Card for Feb. 21 is Strength
Daily Love Tarot
February 21, 2018
Nothing should end a romance more swiftly than the need to walk over hot coals to please someone who demands complete devotion and obedience. The person who requires that from another is selfish and childish. The Strength card selected you today because you need to know that a condition must turn around. It is time to correct the situation. You have the strength to do so.
Your Daily Tarot Card for Feb. 21st is Ten of Wands
Tarot Card of the Day
Ten of Wands
The Ten of this suit represents an all-out effort, an obsessive commitment to a task which demands everything you’ve got. The person shown in decks with pictures is in no position to rest until he makes it inside the stout walls of the well-defended castle in the distance. If he fails, he will become prey for the highway robbers after dark.
It doesn’t matter that he’s overloaded and underfed. With this card, you have to do whatever it takes to get to completion — nothing can be allowed to interfere.
Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, February 22
Get A Jump on Tomorrow….
Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, February 22
The Taurus Moon every four weeks is excellent for you to tuck just enough of your emotional life away so that you can deal with practical matters with a clearer head, dear Aries. This transit always comes approximately 2 to 2-1/2 days after the Moon spends time in your sign, so it’s often a good time to settle in. The Moon’s opposition to Jupiter, however, can challenge your need to simplify and take care of basics, as Jupiter encourages you to seek out more absorbing and even complicated scenarios. This can generate restlessness, but it’s a brief transit, and soon enough you’ll have the chance to attend to your simpler needs and wants with few interruptions. Today’s Mars-Saturn parallel sees to it that you channel your energies constructively, in fact. Talking about and strategizing how to improve your moments of downtime can produce nice results today.
The Moon in your sign continues to emphasize your feeling nature, your emotional wants and needs, and your desire to emotionally connect to your environment, dear Taurus. You want to make a mark now!. Fortunately, a Venus-Neptune parallel extends yesterday’s warm, imaginative, playful, and inspiring energy, and a Mars-Saturn parallel continues a practically helpful theme of getting your life organized and sorted. Conversations with a friend can be illuminating today, as well. It’s a good time to connect with your feelings and for enjoying a sense of renewal.
The Moon spends some more time in the sign behind yours today, dear Gemini, after which it emerges in your solar chart. As such, you can spend part of the day feeling the need to keep a low profile, but then crave more interaction and visibility or acknowledgment. The day starts quietly and picks up the pace. Your ruler, Mercury, forms a parallel with the Sun, increasing your personal power and impact. You continue to be in great form with work goals and dreams. You’re coming across well on a professional or public level. In fact, people are curious about you and intrigued by you – you’re making them wonder, in a good way!
The Moon in your social sector encourages you to collaborate and reach out to friends, dear Cancer, and opposes Jupiter this morning, introducing push-pull energy as you have much going on in your personal life and can find it hard balancing all of your interests. However, you’re in great shape for finding solutions. It’s another good day for learning, connecting, and sharing, if the tendency to overdo can be tamed. There can be an illuminating conversation, or you can have a lightbulb over the head moment as your path or next step becomes clear to you. A partner or significant someone in your life can help you get a lot done now.
Today holds terrific energy for clarity about a matter related to your intimate life or financial matters, dear Leo. Even so, some mystery remains, and this keeps you interested and motivated, and perhaps others, too! This is a fine time for communicating your intentions and for expressing yourself, in general. Your plate is full today, however, as you have much going on both personally and professionally, and there is a temptation to pile more on, which of course, should be tamed. Keep things simple for best results now.
You’re in a spirited mood today, dear Virgo. While the tendency to go overboard or to take on too much is active in the first half of the day, you quickly come into your own as the day advances. The Sun forms a parallel with your ruler, Mercury, and you’re a little more decisive and equipped to make decisions since the information you need is now at your fingertips, or a matter is becoming clearer. Since the Mars-Neptune square a few days ago, you may have been feeling up and down energetically speaking, and today’s Mars-Saturn parallel can help you recognize priorities. This is comforting now. As well, there continues to be fantastic energy for connecting with a significant someone.
A Venus-Neptune parallel extends the sublime energy that began yesterday, dear Libra, particularly for relationships and a sense of connection with your work, self-care programs, or routines. You stand to gain new insight into any of these affairs, perhaps due to a conversation or further thought about a matter. Your romantic inclinations are well-developed, but you may need to draw upon your powers of discrimination before going over the top helping someone out today. Later today, the Moon moves into your sector of spirit and discovery, encouraging you to spread your wings and enjoy new experiences and ideas, or perhaps a change of scenery.
The Moon in your partnership sector opposing Jupiter in your sign can introduce some tension between your desire for companionship and your urge for more freedom or independence today, dear Scorpio. Even so, a Venus-Neptune parallel is creative and understanding enough to help you combine the two or find a compromise. In fact, it can be a magical day for creative and romantic affairs. At the same time, you’re keeping your feet on the ground as Mars and Saturn form a parallel today. This comes as somewhat of a relief as it helps you organize your priorities after some time feeling somewhat awash and without a clear direction.
The day is particularly suitable for getting some chores or errands done, dear Sagittarius, or for sorting out your life in small but critical ways. Mind you, with the Moon’s opposition to Jupiter today, there is some tendency to battle the urge to set things right. However, getting organized is something that will benefit you at this point, so consider fending off rebellious urges and instead sticking to the task until completion. A Venus-Neptune parallel today ensures you have plenty to think and muse about. It brings a little mystery to your life. This is a beautiful time for birthing new long-term goals, particularly related to comfort, domestic bliss, and emotional wellness and happiness.
You’re stimulated on creative or romantic levels again today, dear Capricorn, and while you’re inclined to want to put your “all” into a personal project or endeavor, there can be a call to share or collaborate today that can feel a little disruptive. Even so, it’s a fabulous day for producing with Mars, currently transiting your privacy sector, forming a parallel aspect with Saturn in your sign. This can be a call to action related to putting a problem behind you or for clearing the decks for a new beginning. You’re in fabulous shape for communicating, not only or necessarily through the “correct” choice of words but for getting your intentions across as well. As such, this energy favors face to face communications over written ones right now.
This can be another active day for imaginative pursuits and plans, dear Aquarius, but you have good energy for practical matters as well. In other words, it can be a great day for balance. In truth, this kind of balance can take you far, as you have your feet on the ground while you imagine and fantasize about what could be. A conversation (or simply your own thoughts) about money or resources can be illuminating now. Helping out a friend can be rewarding. The Moon’s move into your romance and creativity sector later today is terrific for enjoying yourself more fully. Even with a somewhat conservative period blossoming in your life now, you’re encouraged to have a little fun or take a measured risk.
The energies of the inspiring connection between lovely Venus and Neptune in your sign formed yesterday continue today, dear Pisces, as these two bodies form a parallel. You are in fantastic form again today, perhaps gaining special attention or enjoying a freeing feeling of faith in yourself and your future. This is also a good day for connecting with associates or people who can help you reach your more practical goals. People may want to hear something from you, looking for advice or counsel as the Sun and Mercury also come together in your sign through a parallel aspect. You’re in demand and may be the topic of conversation!
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