If you wish to have a vision true, then put together this witches brew.
Mix this oil, this sacred potion, charged with power and devotion, filled with Marigold, Rosemary, Clove, Mugwort, Lavender, Jasmine and Rose. Make an incense of the same, to ignite the mind, the mystic flame. Smudge with incense and anoint with oil, to cleanse yourself of mortal toil.
Chant this chant to start your mission, as a trigger for your vision:
Vision, Sight and deep perception, mystic light and meditation,
trance or conscious my eyes shall see, the other side shall come to me.
Now sit in thought, in meditation, lost in mind, in concentration, wait for the vision that you desire to come to you within the hour.
THE SPELL OF THE SHELL
To perform this spell, you must find a suitable shell in shallow water. Take the shell and dry it thoroughly. Next, place a symbol of your desire upon the surface of the shell. The symbol must be made with a substance which will easily wash off in water. Place the shell upon the shore, so that the tide will bring waves across the shell.
*Take care to note the phase of the Moon (waxing moon for the gain of something, waning for the dissolving of something).
When the shell is in place, draw a triangle in the sand, enclosing the shell completely. The symbol upon the shell must be facing upwards (toward the Moon). Meaningful words, or phrases, may be placed upon the shell also, or simply written in the sand (inside the triangle).
Finally, give the words of enchantment: (toward the moon)
Goddess of Moon, Earth, and the Sea,
Each wish in Thy name must come to be.
Powers and Forces which Tides do make,
Now summon Thy waves, my spell to take
Leave the area now, and the spell is set.
Once the waves come, then your wish will be taken out to the Old Ones. It will usually take about 7 days for a Lunar spell to begin to manifest, but can take as long as 28 days.
You Will Need:
Small knitted clothing article
Inscribe the candle with your problem, then draw a question mark beneath the inscription. Light the candle and say:
“Problem, problem, melt away.
Solutions come to me today.”
Snip a thread at the edge of the knitted piece and pull the yarn to unravel it. Say:
“Knitted thread, as you unwind,
Problems can no longer bind.”
Wind the yarn into a ball saying:
“As I smooth you to a ball,
Solutions rise come one and all.”
Alternate unraveling and winding with the appropriate chants. The solution will come by the time all the yarn is made in a ball..
STONE OF LUCK SPELL
You can use the Stone of Luck spell for anything, love, money, health, wealth, spirit awareness, etc. The key to this empowerment is concentration and belief. When you have completed this spell, carry the stone around with you. Eventually you will start to get what you want.
What you need:
1 Small stone of your choice (any kind)
1 candle (correct color for what you want)
Oil (either olive, jasmine, or mint)
Some bowls (glass or crystal)
First you need to meditate on what you want, be it money, love, better health….whatever you want. After you feel you have meditated long enough, you may start the spell.
Light the candle and incense. (Be sure you have all of the things you need with you.) Hold the rock in your power hand. Concentrate on what you want. Run the rock through the flame 3 times. Then put it into the water.
Cup your hands over the bowl. Then take the rock out of the water and sprinkle the herbs on it. After you have done that, put the rock into a dry bowl. Visualize yourself getting what you want. Then anoint the rock with the oil and put the rock back into the dry bowl. Sprinkle some salt onto the rock. Concentrate more. Then wrap the rock in the cloth and leave it for at least 24 hours.
Let the candle and incense burn all the way out. Dispose of the water.
SPELL TO BRING ABOUT A NEED
You need a candle to represent the need, a card to represent yourself, 4 cards to represent your need.
Light the candle.
Lay the card that represent you on the altar and say:
“May this card represent thee”
Pick up the rest of the cards and say:
“As I place these cards at the quarters shall my need be seen”
Lay the cards at the quarters as you go say the card’s name and the need. Then say:
Fulfill my need as quick as can be
by the power of three bring the (need) to me, so mote it be”
Astronomy Picture of the Day
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2018 May 5
Explanation: Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos, is named for Chloe Angeline Stickney Hall, mathematician and wife of astronomer Asaph Hall. Asaph Hall discovered both the Red Planet’s moons in 1877. Over 9 kilometers across, Stickney is nearly half the diameter of Phobos itself, so large that the impact that blasted out the crater likely came close to shattering the tiny moon. This stunning, enhanced-color image of Stickney and surroundings was recorded by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as it passed within some six thousand kilometers of Phobos in March of 2008. Even though the surface gravity of asteroid-like Phobos is less than 1/1000th Earth’s gravity, streaks suggest loose material slid down inside the crater walls over time. Light bluish regions near the crater’s rim could indicate a relatively freshly exposed surface. The origin of the curious grooves along the surface is mysterious but may be related to the crater-forming impact.
Don’t miss moon and Mars on May 6
From around the world tonight – May 5, 2018 – if you’re a night owl, you might catch the moon and the red planet Mars climbing above your eastern horizon before your bedtime. From mid-northern latitudes (U.S., Canada, Europe and Russia), the twosome won’t rise until after midnight. From the Southern Hemisphere, they’ll will be up by late evening. Click here for recommended sky almanacs; they can give you the rising time of the moon and Mars in your sky.
Or … get up before daybreak to see the waning gibbous moon and Mars. They’ll be highest up for the night around dawn.
Mars is the planet to watch in 2018. By July, it’ll be brighter in our sky than it’s been since 2003. The chart below shows the cycle of oppositions for Mars, and why, every 15 or so year, we see Mars as brightest:
What’s more, you’ll see two other bright planets in the predawn sky: Saturn and Jupiter.
Golden Saturn gleams close to Mars before dawn.
Cream-colored Jupiter is farther away from Mars and the moon in the May 6 morning sky, but Jupiter is unmistakably bright. In fact, in May 2018, dazzling Jupiter shines nearly all night. Watch for Jupiter in your eastern sky at nightfall. Then watch for Jupiter to climb highest up for the night around midnight and to sit low in the west at morning dawn. Earth will fly more or less between Jupiter and the sun – bringing Jupiter to its annual opposition – on May 8-9.
If you live in the Southern Hemisphere or the northern tropics, you also have a reasonably good chance of catching Mercury, the innermost planet of our solar system. Look east, near the sunrise point on the horizon as the predawn darkness is giving way to morning dawn. The moon will be in the vicinity of Mercury on May 12 and 13, as shown on the charts below. Note that the first chart is for the Southern Hemisphere. The second chart is for the Northern Hemisphere, where the view is nowhere near as good:
You can also see Venus, the brightest planet of all, for an hour or two in the evening sky this month. Venus shines opposite of Jupiter at evening dusk in May 2018, and sets beneath the western horizon by nightfall or early evening.
Bottom line: Don’t miss the moon and Mars together in the predawn sky on May 6, 2018. Plus a word about other bright planets you can see in May.
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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