The Witches Divination Digest for Monday, September 10th

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The Witches Divination Digest for Monday, September 10th

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Tarot Card of the Day

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The Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. The energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.

This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and to form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience, and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.

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Daily Love Tarot Card

The Emperor

A hidden aspect of the past is revealed and is something that lets you tear down a wall that keeps you boxed in. What old memory fogs the mind and your emotions today? Let it go because it is to do easy now. The freedom turns into courageously liberated, wise, and realistic energy. If single, it eases a focus on desired outcomes. That allows someone to feel free to express warmth without pressure, and they will.

 

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Your Erotic Card of the Day

The Star

The Star card shows that your sexual energy is burning bright, and the future looks extremely promising. There may be a few obstacles in the way of getting what you want, but you’re very confident in your sexual prowess so you welcome a little healthy competition. You’re determined to pursue a sexual conquest and make them yours, and the Star predicts that you have all the right moves to accomplish your lustful goals. Your ego actually works more in your favor than against your goals today.

 

 

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Your Rune for Today

Nauthiz

“Not-this” – Literally: “Need-fire” or “Necessity” – Esoteric: Constraint, Friction

Key Concepts: Need, resistance, constraint, conflict, drama, effort, necessity, urgency, hard work, need-fire, life lessons, creative friction, distress, force of growth, the consequence of past action, short term pain for long term gain

Psi: resistance, need, effort

Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency

Mundane: doing what must be done, chores, hard work

Divinations: Resistance (leading to strength), recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development and life lessons, achievement through effort; or constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity, warnings, worry, guilt, moral cowardice, unfulfilled or unrecognized needs.

Governs:

Overcoming distress or negative örlög
Acceptance of the unchangeable
Development of magical will, the manipulation of wyrd
Understanding the dynamic force of “resistance” in the process of creating
The generation of creative energy for problem solving
Protection of one’s own needs
Recognition of personal need
Love magic; especially to obtain a lover

 

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Your Weekly Influences for September 10

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Queen of Swords

Often mournful from loss or infertility. Quick witted, gracious and kind but firm

 

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Taurus Reversed

Taurus reversed represents unwarranted stubborness and impulsiveness.

 

 

Element Influence

Fire

Fire denotes the unleashing of raw energy and change. The status quo may be about to crumble, but will be replaced something better. Fire also provides light to those in the dark and warmth for a cold body and spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Dove

Throughout history the Dove has symbolized peace and innocence in nearly all cultures. Dove’s soft cooing and gentle nature bring a calmness to any situation. The Dove appears where peace has been attained or there is a need to bring events to a peaceful ending. It denotes a time to let lose of grievances and settle conflicts in a way that benefits all parties equally.

As a daily card, Dove suggests the need to put an end to conflict in your present life. The conflict may be yours or may be that of people close to you. Regardless of the parties involved, you have been called upon to bring the discord to an impartial end.

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Your Animal Spirit Guide for September 10th

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Advice From A Hawk

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Your Karmic Number for Monday, September 10

You handle yourself with decorum when faced with adversity. Buddha would consider you equanimous right now, having received this number 11. You may have even been a spiritual leader in a past life. People will turn to you during a catastrophe or for guidance about their hectic lives. The guru role suits you. If you are already a counselor of some kind, rest assured that you are helping people even if you can’t see the results yet. Whatever tools you share are being taken seriously. If you feel some agitation, step back and breathe to regain your composure. In a small way, you are saving the world. No pressure!

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The Wisdom of Buddha

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes

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A Little Humor for Your Day

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Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, September 11

Aries
Aries

Your mood is positive today, dear Aries, and you’re feeling pleasantly motivated and ambitious. There can be an improvement or growth in a relationship, in your intimate life, with a co-worker, or with work itself that feels good. Putting a long-standing problem behind you can be part of this. Focusing on activities that help advance your practical goals, such as a resume or a project, can be particularly useful and fruitful today. Look for ways to reform, renovate, upgrade, and reorganize your work instead of giving in to the lure of brand new projects. This can be a good time to clarify a matter or clear the slate with your reputation, as well. Lifestyle and health improvements are empowering now. It’s also a time for gaining a better understanding of your long-term goals and capabilities. Despite recent pressures, or perhaps as a result of them, you can feel pleasantly capable, competent, and ambitious.

Taurus
Taurus

This can be a time for enjoying warm, happy exchanges with others that lift your spirits, dear Taurus. You may be motivated to start fresh or breathe new life into your creative or romantic world, and your interactions are confident and focused on a bright future. Someone in your life can boost your confidence or inspire you to improve. There are supportive aspects happening between your partnership, joy, and inspiration sectors, suggesting an easy time establishing rapport with others. You might also enjoy a sense of mission or purpose through your relationships or ideas and plans. There can be a fantastic exposure to a new perspective, lifestyle, or culture that expands your mind and opens your heart. These aspects also encourage you to connect more deeply with personal interests or hobbies. Problems seem more resolvable with the determination you feel now.

Gemini
Gemini

You’re pouring more heart, love, and energy into your home life and work or health endeavors these days, dear Gemini, and today, you’re likely to thoroughly enjoy advances in any of these areas. Home life is fulfilling as you seek to make improvements rather than focus on the flaws. Enjoying the company of loved ones and family can figure strongly now. You’re feeling comforted but also optimistic, ready to make progress and keep the good times rolling. You may recognize what you need to change on the inside to attract more positivity into your life. You’re in a goal-setting frame of mind, and you’re excited about working towards them. There is good energy for warmth and understanding in a close relationship. Influences today encourage you to take charge of your emotions. Rehauling and improving something can be attractive, particularly related to home and family or other intimate relationships.

Cancer
Cancer

While there can be some instability to deal with now, dear Cancer, there are supportive influences with you that help you find the right path. You might do some restructuring of activities and make improvements to your projects and possibly also your relationships now. Communication is the key today. You may be connecting with people and information that helps you get closer to your goals. You’re putting more of yourself into your learning endeavors, personal interests, writings, dating, or creative worlds, and today, you may enjoy an advance in one or more of these areas. You might connect with someone special or with an original idea that benefits you. You can feel inspired to pursue a learning challenge, or you’re setting up goals in these areas that motivate you. Matters of the heart can be intense and magical. It’s a time for connecting with your heart’s desires, and pursuing them, too!

Leo
Leo

You can experience a very pleasing sense that you’re moving forward, and this opens up your options today, dear Leo. It can also fuel your ambitions, particularly in the practical world. You’re likely to feel a sense of accomplishment or hopefulness in business, and a stronger feeling of connectedness in your personal life. You enjoy a feeling that you’re growing and heading in the right direction with business or family, or both! You might experience a renewed commitment to living well or with more attention to good health. There can be a wonderful home-work or home-health connection that gives your life a boost. You might also discover activities and projects that make full use of your talents and skills, and these can be showcased quite beautifully today and tomorrow. Your desire to improve, grow, and develop is strong, especially regarding income, work, and health.

Virgo
Virgo

Enthusiasm and confidence are strong now, dear Virgo. You’re in an excellent position to express yourself creatively, learn something new, develop your studies or pet projects, take a short trip, or apply yourself to a project. A meaningful conversation or resolution to a problem can open up doors for you. This is a time for feeling very determined to give a particular project, relationship, or endeavor your all. Status quo won’t do for you now! Growing and improving are your interests. Your resourcefulness helps you turn something old into something new, or turn a negative into a positive. You may get the chance to showcase your creativity, and studies can be particularly rewarding. This may also be a good time for making long overdue changes on the homefront. What you’re learning now can benefit you greatly in the long term.

Libra
Libra

This is a good day for making improvements, dear Libra, and you’re likely to find that you have the confidence and motivation to get moving on a plan of action. You can feel very much in charge of your emotional life, including family and home matters. You need time for introspection, rest, and processing or digesting recent experiences, and you’re likely to make good use of these things. It can also be a time for uncovering a resource or information that benefits you. You feel stronger from the inside out, ready to tackle a problem or take on a challenge. It’s a good day for business and money-making ideas, too, particularly when it involves big-picture thinking. Renovations on either a physical or emotional plane are in order now, and they’re sure to positively impact your life for years to come.

Scorpio
Scorpio

Relationships with others can be strengthened with communications and gestures of reaching out, dear Scorpio. Or, news or ideas exchanged now can light a fire under you, motivating you to get ahead, succeed, and improve or take on an exciting long-term project. A friend can provide you with a sounding board or a bit of feedback that helps lead you to fabulous ideas. You quickly gain support and cooperation from others today. The desire to break free from a limiting situation or mindset is intense now, and also completely possible. Communications and learning can be in sharp focus, and you’re likely to excel in these areas. In fact, it’s a stellar time to write, speak, publish, or guide. There may be some issues to deal with in your close partnerships today, mind you, that can throw you off-center briefly, but which may also lead to improved dynamics.

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

This can be a time for feeling especially vital and optimistic, dear Sagittarius. The Sun at the top of your solar chart receives a boost from Jupiter in your privacy sector and Pluto in your resources sector, encouraging some level of solitude to solve problems and draw upon your intuition and experience or wisdom, as well as an exceptional eye for priorities — what’s truly worth your time and effort. Knowing what you truly value can improve your approach to career, finances, and personal possessions. Giving back or supporting others can be rewarding now. Motivation and ambition are building. Income may get a boost from imaginative undertakings, psychic or helping professions, or other work behind the scenes. Your spirit now is constructive and growth-oriented — you’re ready to turn a negative into a positive, or a difficult situation into an opportunity to grow and improve. There can be financial gains or turnarounds, or you may be revamping a project, finalizing a long-term plan, or cementing a business alliance.

Capricorn
Capricorn

You’re in a good position to feel a strong sense of purpose and mission today, dear Capricorn. You have a handle on your priorities, and making improvements and renovations on more than just physical levels is highly favored now. Learning and exploring beyond your usual bounds can be rewarding and satisfying, and you’re up for a challenge, pushing yourself just a little out of your comfort zone with good results. You can be exceptionally passionate about what you believe in, and very convincing and persuasive with others. You may be forming a meaningful friendship or association now. Helping others or learning new things can be especially pleasurable. You might be attracted to a new line of study or feel motivated to explore a topic more deeply.

Aquarius
Aquarius

Your optimism and confidence outshine small problems today, dear Aquarius. Venus is opposing your ruler, Uranus, and this can throw you a bit off-center. However, you have a clear sense that you can improve your life and manage what you have before you. There can be opportunities to connect, converse, support, and resolve problems now. There may be a mystery to solve that’s satisfying. Or, you might learn something of real value about your career or an intimate partner. Advances may be made with support, money, backing, and business. You’re feeling empowered, ready to take on whatever challenge comes your way. Emotionally, this is a time for taking charge and working on changing your life from the inside out. This may involve controlling or redirecting impulses that no longer serve you well or identifying self-destructive patterns and working on eliminating them.

Pisces
Pisces

There can be some happy and encouraging exchanges today, dear Pisces, making it an excellent time to be around others. You may be enthused about and drawing up plans for writing, speaking, and learning or conversing with someone special. You’re looking to make progress, grow, and improve and you don’t want to meet the same problems with the same attitude – it’s time to change things up. Close relationships and partnerships benefit significantly from sharing ideas and plans, or people have useful or inspiring things to share with you. You’re in a good position to make rewarding connections that last. Efforts to strengthen a partnership can be worthwhile now, and pushing boundaries just a touch can lead to impressive results.

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If You Were Born Today, September 10

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If You Were Born Today, September 10

You are determined and hard-working, as well as a true individualist. You are a pioneer of sorts, and although somewhat reserved and not flashy, your personality is big. You also think in big terms, but you are very aware of the details, often noticing things that others don’t seem to see. You are an idealist in love, although you can be fault-finding when your relationships fail to live up to your ideals. You are intense, love life, and possess much determination and ambition, but you always seem to have your feet on the ground. Famous people born today: Arnold Palmer, Amy Irving, Margaret Trudeau, Guy Ritchie, Joe Perry, Colin Firth.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Your birthday this year occurs shortly after a New Moon, suggesting a time of new beginnings and fresh energy. You are instinctively starting a new phase in your life. It’s time to give your life a makeover and to branch out into the untried.

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.

You can have many projects going in the year ahead. You’re hungry for variety, knowledge, and mental excitement. You could have a pleasing way with words, whether spoken or written (or both), and a love for order in the world of ideas and problem-solving.

This is a time when you feel confident and supported enough to pursue your desires. It’s a good time to take steps towards making yourself feel more secure and safe, and for family or domestic activities. This is also a period when you more readily support or defend your loved ones, and they do the same! New connections and opportunities can be sudden but welcome.

Energy fluctuates this year, however. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.

With Venus and Mars in a square aspect to each other in your Solar Return chart, your affections are strongly stimulated, and you are more acutely aware of your powers of attraction. Romance, love, sexuality, competition, and creative projects occupy your mind more than usual. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism but be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing relationships, as this aspect ignites your passions in general, whether they’re feelings of love or anger!

You’re also quite driven to make improvements and effect positive change in the year ahead. This positively impacts many areas of your life beyond the personal, including relationships and work.

From February 2019 forward, you benefit from a transiting Saturn trine to your Sun which is an especially grounding influence. This gives you a sense of responsibility and a feeling of directedness and purposefulness. Traditional methods work, and thoroughness brings rewards. Practice or refining a technique is favored this year. The approach that seems to work best with this aspect is a step-by-step one and the appreciation of slow but steady progress. Stabilizing elements in your life add value.

Even so, from March forward, Neptune opposes your Sun, which can destabilize some areas of your life as you seek out more meaning and perhaps question some of the things you’ve accepted or taken for granted to date. There can be events or circumstances that have you questioning your life path, or that leave you feeling as if you no longer have an anchor in certain life departments. Some confusion about where you are headed in life is likely. You are becoming more sensitive to a greater, perhaps more spiritual, sense of purpose. There can be some low energy periods during this transit. The dreamer and the doer within you are both strongly stimulated, but you may not always know how to combine these!

New beginnings are likely this year as your life takes on new directions. In certain areas of your life, you’re inclined to rock the boat this year so that you can break free from a limiting situation. Be mindful when/if making sweeping changes. In other areas, you’re hunkering down and getting organized. It’s a good year in which to do detail work and to prepare for the future. Some relationships (or a key one) can be competitive or up-and-down, but you’re also making special connections. Special care with finances is wise this year, particularly when it comes to impulse buys.

2018 is 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.

2019 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to pay special attention to practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are often not formed in a Four personal year. However, it can be a wonderful year for building, development, and laying a solid foundation for future successes. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, September 10

Aries
Aries

Venus is now transiting your intimacy sector, dear Aries, where it will stay for a longer time than usual. It’s a more introspective period for love and relationships, and perhaps also money matters. You tend to feel more deeply and linger or dwell on relationship matters during this cycle. You have little tolerance for superficial interactions now! You’re attracted to emotional drama or excitement. It’s a favorable cycle for coming to peaceful agreements about money. Later when Venus is retrograde, you may need to cycle back and take care of old business. Mars, on the other hand, is now energizing your sector of friendship, community, hopes, and wishes, making it a fine time to think about what you’re doing to keep yourself happy, connected, and engaged. Energy levels are increasing, and your progressive spirit is alive and well during this cycle that lasts until November 15th. These are two very different energies, as Mars is encouraging a more detached approach to the world around you and Venus is seeking depth experiences, but it keeps life spicy!

Taurus
Taurus

Venus, your ruler, is now transiting your partnership sector, dear Taurus, bringing sweetness to your manner and a close relationship, too. You may be drawing helpful, charming, or pleasant people into your life during this cycle that sticks with you for longer than usual (until October 31st and then again from December to January). With Mercury in your romance sector and Venus in your partnership sector, love relationships are busy and engaging! In contrast, Mars moves to the top of your solar chart today, and your desire to advance and reach (or surpass) your goals is strong until November 15th. You need some clear goals in sight so that if you don’t already have a plan, you’re likely to draw one up now. With Mars energizing and firing up your ambitions, this can be a strong career period, although you can also be quite headstrong which can lead to conflicts with others. Your enterprising spirit is powerful now.

Gemini
Gemini

Venus has just moved into your solar sixth house, dear Gemini, encouraging you to seek out more harmony in your daily life, with your work, and through your routines. This is a winning period for relationships to those with whom you work or share your daily activities or business. Alternatively, romantic and social opportunities can arise through these endeavors. There can be more enjoyment from your routines and everyday life during this cycle. You can take pleasure in sorting out problems, working, and getting organized. While Venus is now encouraging you to get down to business (and love it), Mars moves into your adventure sector, stimulating your desire to get out and about until November 15th. You’ve been focusing much of your energy inward, and you’re now beginning a more outgoing and adventurous cycle. In the coming weeks, asserting yourself will be easier without stepping on others’ toes.

Cancer
Cancer

Venus just entered the sign of Scorpio yesterday, dear Cancer, where it will transit for longer than its usual four weeks – until the end of October. This is divine energy for enjoying yourself and increasing popularity. You have a stronger sense of the dramatic, and you’re more inclined to throw yourself into activities you love. It’s a creative and romantic time of year! Venus will turn retrograde in early October in this sector of your chart, and what you’re taking on in the coming weeks may need a second look later. Mars also changes signs today, and is entering a less playful, more intimate part of your chart, visiting there until November 15th. This encourages an inward focus, in contrast, and puts you in an unusually good position to observe and strategize your next moves. Today, however, Mars gets off to a bumpy start, and you can have a hard time knowing where to put your energies. It won’t be long before you know exactly what you want to do.

Leo
Leo

With Venus now transiting your solar fourth house until the end of October, dear Leo, you’re seeking out more beauty and harmony in your home and personal life. Safety, comfort, and familiarity are aphrodisiacs now! It’s a cycle in which you can be a little more protective, and it’s excellent for improving your relationships with family or roommates and for redecorating and entertaining in the home. Mars, on the other hand, is encouraging a more sociable phase as it begins its transit of your partnership sector today. Until November 15th, activities with a partner can be in strong focus. Relationship problems or stagnation will no longer be swept under the rug, or mportant players in your life can be more assertive. Today favors letting your imagination soar. Your intuition is trying to tell you something now, and if you can find some peaceful moments to really listen to it, you’ll do well for yourself.

Virgo
Virgo

Venus has just begun its transit of your communications sector, dear Virgo, harmonizing with your sign until the end of October. This transit encourages warm connections and communications, as well as more enjoyment of (and benefits from) personal interests and studies or transportation. It’s a good time for upgrading communications equipment, including phones, devices, and even vehicles, or for finding new ways to make commuting and connecting more accessible and more pleasurable. Communications flow more smoothly or warmly. Mind you, some of the projects you begin in the coming weeks may need some review when Venus is retrograde here starting early October. Mars changes signs today, too, and is now heading into your work and health sector for a two-month stay. While Venus is encouraging attention to your personal interests and connections, Mars wants you to work hard! You’ll have extra energy at your disposal for work, organization, fitness, nutrition, research, and self-care programs. Some delays in these areas you encountered in the summer are likely to clear up. This is a time for special attention to your daily affairs. You need to do your own thing at your own pace during this period.

Libra
Libra

Venus, your ruler, has just moved out of your sign and into your resources sector, dear Libra, where it will transit for the better part of the remainder of the year. You are a little more possessive of things and/or people at this time, as a feeling of security and predictability is attractive right now. Social niceties can help improve business or money matters for some of you. This cycle is a steady, practical, but also slightly indulgent one. While Venus is now encouraging you to get comfortable, Mars begins its transit of your romance and creativity sector today, stimulating a desire to take a few risks. The coming weeks will be especially lively on creative, expressive, and romantic levels for you! There will certainly be times when these different drives seem to clash, but they also keep life interesting.

Scorpio
Scorpio

Venus has just begun its transit of your sign, dear Scorpio, and you’ll continue to host this planet of love, harmony, and pleasure until the end of October. The more likable, charming, and finer qualities of your personality shine during this cycle. You’re also bound to find it easier to express your needs and affections. Positive attention and appreciation are especially forthcoming. Romantic matters, as well as pleasure-seeking activities, come to the fore now. Your powers of attraction skyrocket. Mind you, Venus will turn retrograde in your sign on October 5th and there may be some backtracking going on. While Venus puts you out there, Mars moves into your sector of home and family today, where it will transit until November 15th. In contrast, Mars is encouraging you to spend more time at home, with family, or with yourself. This influence stimulates your desire to do something about difficult conditions or relationships, and also to fix, improve, and otherwise renovate your life from the ground up.

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

Venus has just started its transit of your privacy and soul sector, dear Sagittarius, and will spend extra time here — until the end of October. This marks the end of a financial or romantic cycle and a period of reviewing the past and processing recent feelings and events. While love matters or affections may seem more complicated now, they can also be more rewarding as you get in touch with your innermost desires and longings. You’re in the position to determine which changes you should make to improve your enjoyment of life. In contrast, Mars is moving into your communications sector today, encouraging you to connect, learn, and get out and about until November 15th! Your energy and motivation levels for personal interests and studies are increasing.

Capricorn
Capricorn

Venus has just begun its transit of your friendship sector, dear Capricorn, and will stick around here for a much longer than usual period. Friendly relationships form or strengthen now. You’re especially focused on equality and positive energy in your love relationships, and you’re inclined to seek out different or unusual pastimes and pleasures. Friends are more supportive or help connect you with opportunities. Also today, Mars moves out of your sign but continues to work for you in the world of finances, business, and resources. This is a strong cycle for pursuing financial and business interests, as well as for developing natural talents. Running until November 15th, this cycle motivates you to pursue increased security and comfort. Building for the future is a driving force now.

Aquarius
Aquarius

Venus has just begun its transit of your career and reputation sector, dear Aquarius, boosting your public image and professional appeal. This cycle lasts until the end of October, and for part of this period, Venus will be retrograde. You’re likely to find more opportunities to enjoy yourself through business connections, or you get in quite well with those in a position to move your plans forward. You are more aware of how you’re coming across, too, with Venus in a visible spot at the top of your solar chart. On the other hand, Mars moves into your sign today, emphasizing your personal plans and independence. You are more assertive and perhaps more self-interested than usual, and special attention to your plans and projects can work well for you. This is a time for pursuing your desires heartily. Some of the challenges or delays you faced in the summer while Mars was retrograde in your sign may now iron out.

Pisces
Pisces

Venus has just begun its transit of your solar ninth house, dear Pisces, and this bodes well for you as it stimulates a sense of ease and pleasure. Until the end of October, you’re likely to find people drawn to you even more than usual. You have more courage to express your feelings, and you are in the mood for some romantic excitement and adventure now. In contrast, Mars moves into your privacy sector today, and will spend time here until November 15th, encouraging you to take things easy! While you are in demand socially, there is also a strong need for extra rest and time to yourself. You will be mulling over recent events, relationship developments, and desires over the coming weeks, and this is a necessary process as you decide what is serving your best interests, and what you need to improve or cut out of your life.

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Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of September 10

Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

Openly-loving Venus moves into secretive Scorpio this week. So how do we deal with this contrary energy?

Perhaps all we need to do is realise that the more we hide from the truth of our feelings right now, we may have to reveal more than we expected at a later date.  Erotic advances may be made, deeper desires brought to light, but for most of us it’s simply a time to probe the depths of our intentions and bring them to light.

 

ARIES

This week, you can start to breathe fresh romantic air if single, or complete the next stage to mutual understanding, if attached. There is a part of you which has evolved, so it’s up to you to be realistic, it’s up to you to put your foot down where it hasn’t been before, and it’s up to you to make a plan for long-term contentment.

TAURUS

This week, the planets make you realise that you hold the future in your own hands. You can free yourself from the chains of thinking ‘what might have been’ or ‘what if’. This week, ‘If only’ flips to ‘let’s move on.’ Time to let passion into your life.

GEMINI

Are you juggling your lifestyle around family and work and not really thinking much about love? Or do you just want romance and nothing but? This week, the cosmos gives you the strength to tell partners, colleagues or loved ones what your real relationship goals are. So communicate those ideas, and soon all you seek will be yours.

CANCER

This week, find joy through your love relationships but don’t assume it all leads to permanent bliss. Whether it’s fun with the one you love, or with someone new, right now, there is an adventurous air to all you do and say.

LEO

You begin to realise that in all the mess that love is, there is no-one to blame. So show that you can turn the tables, you can recreate the romance and the heady anticipation of love’s first rewards, and simultaneously show that love is about moving forward, not going back.

VIRGO

For quite some time now you’ve been unsure of one love interest. You projected your hopes and desires onto someone else, and now they can’t carry this image for you any more. They’re just themselves. Can you love this person for who they are, not what you want them to be?

LIBRA

An irritating doubt that someone or something has let you down turns into a realisation that it’s just an illusion generated by your own desires. Suddenly, you’re no longer just a nomad on love’s crazy pathways, and you are no longer travelling to avoid yourself, you’re journeying towards better relating.

SCORPIO

You may be moody and want more than you already have, but you’re also passionate and loyal. And it’s this apparent contradiction in yourself which others find hard to understand. The only answer you can give right now is to tell those who cannot see the truth about you, that sometimes challenging loving can make the world a happier place.

SAGITTARIUS

This week get out and about and take a chance on new romance.  In fact, you’re suddenly propelled into thinking and acting in a very different way from the past. So take control of the future and create something beautiful. Honour your desires, rather than try to avoid them.

CAPRICORN

Well, either you’re absolutely infatuated with someone and can’t stop thinking about them, or, you don’t want to be trapped in a relationship and can’t for the life of you work out why. You feel stuck behind a closed door. But the key to the lock is in your hand. Dare you use it?

AQUARIUS

When you see a vision of what could be, don’t ignore it; when you touch someone’s deeper feeling and know there is a way forward, don’t judge them, or yourself, nor let go of that touching. Love with the light of yourself, rather than in the shadow of someone’s expectations. You will soon be set free on the pathway to happiness.

PISCES

A few months back, did you wonder if your hopes and dreams would ever come true? So how will this week’s planetary line-up effect you, and how will you know what to expect? Well with a little reflection you will know that deep down inside, feelings never go away, but new ones are about to change your life for the better.

 

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Your Horoscopes for the Week of September 10th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

Stop worrying about the future and enjoy today. You have worked hard to get to where you are. Think about it my friend, what good is all of your hard work if you don’t get to enjoy the rewards. A chance encounter with a compatible new social contact helps to make your life a more enjoyable place to be. Ring now so I can tell you why your future is worth looking forward to.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

You are setting different standards for different people in your life, so close ones may be feeling left out or neglected. Try to make an extra effort with loved ones, so that they know they are important to your life. It can make all the difference between a constructive or a messy week. Ring now to make sense of recent strange texts.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

Be happy this week Gemini, it is where your life is at this precise moment and also where your attentions should be my friend. Knowing how far is too far to go when arguing with family can make all the difference as to whether or not certain faces are talking to you this month. Ring now so I can help you make your life the best it can be.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Trust is the key word for your sign this week Cancer. If you can’t trust in those you let into your life, then you are going to become a very stressed and paranoid version of yourself. Think with and speak from your heart. It’s the key to you making your life the happy place it should be. Ring now to hear how travel is written in your stars when you least expect it to be.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

You think there are not solutions to your problems, but you are wrong. Try to take a step away from the situation you are in and look at it with fresh eyes. It is your first instincts which will provide you with the best advice and options for the rest of this month. Ring now to hear who I know has been playing games with your emotions these last two months.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

Rumours are unlikely to be true, as many of the signs are speaking for the sake of it. Be kind to those around you and try not to say things which you know may cause hurt to others. You could end up losing a friendship which means a lot to you, if you are not careful. Ring now to hear why this is an excellent week to go for interviews or to take tests.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

Why are you asking people for advice when you wouldn’t want their lives for yourself. Come on Libra, try to open your eyes and realise the fact that we are all individual signs with individual needs. Being different is what makes your life such an interesting place to be. Ring now to better understand the work options unfolding before you.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Fear of the future is interfering with your ability to enjoy the present. Be kind to yourself and try to live in the moment rather than over analysing things which may not even happen. The written word is worth money to you, even if it means paying out of your own pocket for the information. Ring now for your future to be revealed.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

Make sure you are not spending so much time on the little dramas playing out around you, that you are missing out on the big changes which are on offer in your own life. You see Sagittarius, life and love are about to get very exciting if you can agree to answer questions coming midweek about your true feelings and emotions. Ring now for the facts.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business and one which will only end up leaving you feeling lost and helpless. The present however, is an excellent place for you to focus all of your time and energy and is also where you will find the passion which a sign such as yourself needs to feel alive. Ring now for a long-term view on current financial complications.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

Don’t think you are messing others around by asking so many questions, but instead Aquarius, ask for even more information. Mars is trying to pull the wool over your eyes concerning financial situations and it would be to your advantage to start from scratch if you want to avoid mistakes. Ring now to hear who I think you need to have more faith in.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Try to resist the temptation to tell others’ secrets this week, as it will only come back on you if you do. Knowing exactly what you want from financial deals is set to have many benefits to both your present and your future. Someone wants to see you, but the question is, are you ready to see them? Ring now to reach your full potential.

 

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The Witches Magickal Digest for Monday, September 10th

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The Witches Magickal Digest for Monday, September 10th

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“Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch.”

― Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden

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Today is Monday, September 10th

Monday is the sacred day of the moon, personified as the goddesses Selene, Luna, and Mani. The moon is ruler of flow, affecting the changeable and impressionable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, then the powers of the moon are at their most potent.

Deity: Mani

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Planet: Moon

Tree: Willow

Herb: Chickweed

Stone: Agate

Animal: Crab

Element: Water

Color: Green

Rune: Lagu (L)

 

Celtic Tree Month of Muin (Vine) ( September 2 – September 29)

The Runic Half Month of Rad (August 29 – September 12)

Goddess of the Month of Mala (September 6 – October 2)

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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The Goddess Book of Days for Monday, September 10

In China of T’wan Yuan Chieh, a women’s feast of reunion dedicated to the Moon. (Chang-O, Kwan Yin, Erzulie, Selene, Diana, Luna, Hina, Hathor, Isis, Chalchiuhtlique, Oya, Artemis, Anahit, and Ata Bey.)

Goddesses Associated with Monday, the Day of the Moon

Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gealach, Ida, Artemis, the Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie

Source

The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

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On Monday, September 10th, We Honor the Goddess Iris

Iris

The Rainbow Goddess

Areas of Influence: Iris Goddess of the rainbow and messenger to the Gods.

As Goddess of the rainbow she joined the human realm to the place of the Gods. She restored calm and balance to the forces of nature after a storm.

She was the handmaiden to Hera and served nectar to the Gods.

She was one of the few Olympians who was able to travel to the underworld. Where It was the rainbow Goddesses job to collect for the swearing solemn oaths.

This Goddess had no specific myths of her own or temples dedicated to her.

Origins and Genealogy: Her father was the Titan Thaumas and her mother was Electra.

The cruel and fearsome Harpies were her sisters.

In some myths she is said to be the mother of the God Eros.

Strengths: Faithful, loyal and a shape – shifter.

Weaknesses: Defined by her role in life. No distant personality

Symbolism

Often depicted as a winged Goddess, holding a pitcher full of nectar.

The Rainbow is her main symbol.

Sacred Plant: The flower the Iris was named after her.

Iris’s Archetypes

The Servant:

A Servant is paid to look after other people, performing their menial tasks.

This role can be chosen or enforced as circumstances and issues of self-worth prevent the servant from having the same status as the master.

Shadow Servant fails to be of service to herself. She has no sense of her own powers and abilities, becoming a slave to the social system.

The Greek Goddess of the rainbow was a faithful servant to her mistress Hera and the other Olympian Gods.

The Shape shifter:

The Shape Shifter has the ability to change her physical appearance. They are also able to adapt easily to different environments by altering there behaviour.

Shadow Shape Shifter is fickle, lacking conviction and constantly reinventing themselves, like politicians to appeal to more people.

This Goddess uses her ability to Shape Shift when she delivers messages, turning into the image of the sender.

Source

Goddess-Guide.com

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Monday: Keep the moon safe from the wolf

Easy to remember – Monday is the Moon Day. The word moon is associated with the Norse god Mona (Máni). He was pulling the moon accross the sky, trying to escape and save it from a mythological wolf. At the end of the world, the wolf will catch them and tear the moon into pieces. This apocalyptic period of the world is called Ragnarok in Norse mythology.

In Romance languages, Monday is also the Moon Day (lunes in Spanish, lundi in French, lunedi in Italian: coming from Latin Dies Lunae).

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Monday’s Influences

Deity: Mani

Planet: Moon

Tree: willow

Herb Chickweed

Element: Water

Number: 5

Rune: Lagu (L)

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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Ritual Work Associated with Monday The Day of the Moon

Perfume: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower

Incense: Myrtle

Wood: Willow

Color: Silver, Grey-white

Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Longlife, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft (new moon)

Reference:

A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

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The Magickal Day of Mondays

Monday is the day of the moon itself, and it’s a day that’s connected to lunar colors like silver, white, or even a pale blue. Metals and gemstones like silver, pearl, opal and moonstone all come into play today.

There are plenty of deities associated with the moon – Thoth and Diana for instance – and herbal correspondences include many members of the mint family. Utilize wintergreen or peppermint, as well as catnip, comfrey, sage and chamomile in your workings.

When it comes to Monday magic, because of that lunar connection, it’s a good time to focus on workings related to childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, and intuition. Do a little bit of self exploration and work on developing your intuition – learn to trust your gut. Celebrate birth and life, and make some magic to fix what is broken.

Author

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by ThoughtCo

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Monday–The Day of the Moon

The moon, like the sun, was an object of wonder in the days of old, and was worshiped almost everywhere in some form or other, but it does not play quite so important a part in story as the sun. Since the moon is paler than the sun and its light soft and gentle, it was often regarded as being a chariot driven by a woman, but the course of the moon-goddess across the sky was similar to that of the sun-god.

Diana, the moon-goddess of the Greeks and Romans, known also as Cynthia, Phoebe, and Arterms, was the twin-sister of Apollo, and drove a golden chariot drawn by milk-white horses. Diana and Apollo were children of Jupiter, and were born in the Island of Delos, where a temple to Apollo was afterwards built. Another of the Seven Wonders of the World was the temple to Diana at Ephesus, on the west coast of Asia Minor. The worship of Diana at Ephesus is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles: “And when the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he saith, ‘Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there who knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of the great Diana and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?'” The temple was destroyed in the year A.D. 263, but remains of it may still be seen.

Diana was also the Goddess of Hunting; she was a skilled archer, and spent the day in huuting, as we have seen in the story of Orion.

The most famous story of Diana is that of her love for Endymion, a young shepherd–a story which has been told by the poets many times. One evening as the moon-goddess was driving silently across the sky, she saw sleeping on a hillside a handsome youth, his resting flock scattered over the gentle slope. Attracted by his beauty, Diana stepped from her chariot and gazed long at his face; then softly stooping, she kissed him lightly on the lips. Endymion, half wakened by her touch, caught a fleeting vision of the fair goddess as she hastened to her chariot. Filled with wonder at the sight, he rose quickly and rubbed his eyes, but all he saw was the bright moon floating across the dark sky, and he thought that he had been dreaming. The next night the goddess came to him again, and again he saw her with his half closed eyes. Each night when the bright rays of the moon fell on his upturned face he dreamed this wonderful dream, but he was always sleeping when the goddess came, and nevr saw her in her full and dazzling beauty. The days now seemed long and dreary to Endymion, and he waited anxiously for the night that he might see again the glorious vision.

Diana was filled with dread at the thought that the beautiful youth would lose his beauty as the years went by, and at last she cast a spell over him while he slept, so that he should never wake again, and carried him away to a cave in a mountain-side known only to herself. There the loving Diana paused each night in her journey across the sky, and gazed on the face of the fair Endymion.

Diana, when hunting in the forest, was attended by a band of wood-nymphs who were her faithful followers. One of these nymphs, Arethusa, was one day cooling herself after the chase on the banks of the River Alpheus, when suddenly the God of the River appeared. The startled nymph ran quickly into the woods, but the god Alpheus pursued her, telling her that he loved her and that she need fear no harm. Arethusa was too frightened to listen to the god, and ran on, till at last, worn out, she prayed to Diana for help. The moon-goddess was ever ready to help her faithful nymphs, and in answer to the prayer transformed the girl into a fountain, which she hid in a thick mist. Alpheus, suddenly losing sight of the nymph, wandered sorrowfully about, calling out her name in his distress. Arethusa now thought that she was safe, but the wind-god, Zephyrus, blew aside the mist, and Alpheus saw a fountain where there had not been one before, and guessed what had happened. He quickly changed himself into a river and rushed towards the fountain, but Arethusa sprang from the rocks and hastened away over the stones and grass. Diana now saw her fresh danger, and made an opening in the ground, through which Arethusa slipped, to find herself in the kingdom of Pluto, the God of the Underworld. Here she wandered until she found another opening, by which she escaped once again into the sunshine on the plain of Sicily. Alpheus, however, at last made his way across the sea to Sicily, where he found Arethusa and won her love. The Greeks believed that flowers cast into the River Alpheus in Greece were carried by the river as gifts to his lover, and appeared later in the fountain of Arethusa in Sicily!

Among the Egyptians the moon was regarded as a god, who was named Thoth (The Measurer). He was also the God of Wisdom, Invention, Writing, and Magic. He was one of the earliest of the Egyptian gods, having come into being at the same time as Ra, the sun-god, and it was he who was said to have created the world. The Romans compared him with Mercury because, like Mercury, he invented writing. As the God of the Moon, he was represented as wearing a crescent moon on his head, and holding in his hand a stylus, a pointed instrument used by the Egyptians for writing on their wax tablets.

The Babylonian moon-god was Sin, the Lord of Wisdom. He was the father of the sun-god, and was one of the greatest of the gods, owing to the fact that the Babylonians regulated their calendar by the moon.

The Angles and Saxons believed that the moon was driven across the sky by Mani, the son of a giant, in a golden chariot drawn by a horse named the All Swift. As in the case of the sun, our ancestors had no distinct goddess of the moon; but we shall read of Mani again in a later chapter.

Hymn to Diana

Queen and huntress, chaste and fair,
Now the sun is laid to sleep,
Seated in thy silver chair,
State in wonted manner keep:
Hesperus entreats thy light,
Goddess excellently bright.
Earth, let not thy envious shade
Dare itself to interpose;
Cynthia’s shining orb was made
Heaven to clear when day did close;
Bless us then with wished sight,
Goddess excellently bright.
Lay thy bow of pearl apart,
And thy crystal shining quiver;
Give unto the flying hart
Space to breathe, how short soever,
Thou that mak’st a day of night,
Goddess excellently bright.

BEN JONSON–Cynthia’s Revels.

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Monday’s Witchery

Think for a moment on all of the witchery, magick and enchantments that you have discovered. Don’t be afraid to adjust spells to suit your own specific needs. Any gentle, illusory, and dreamy charms and spells can be enhanced when you work on the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon. Mondays are a fantastic day to boost your psychic abilities and to tune in to your intuition and empathy. It also gives you the opportunity to work with a different lunar phase each and every Monday, which means in one month you could work four different types of moon magicks on Mondays. How’s that for adding to your repertoire? You are going to have mad skills in no time at all.

So light up those lunar scented candles and add a little mystique to your outfit by wearing an enchanting lunar color. Wear your sparkling silver jewelry and maybe add a pair of dangling silver earrings or a pendant shaped like a crescent moon. Create lunar potions and philters; make a dream catcher and give it as a gift to someone you love. Burn some sandalwood or jasmine-scented incense today to inspire the glamour and magick of the moon. Slice up a favorite variety of fruit that is in season for a snack or share it with your love and enjoy his or her lunar and romantic qualities. Brew up a cup of chamomile tea, enchant it with a little moon magick, and relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Most importantly, get outside tonight and watch the moon for a while. What phase is she in? What color was the moon as she rose? Why not start a journal and write down at what location the moon rises and sets for a few seasons? This is a great way to teach you to tune in and to become more aware of the moon and the influence that she pulls into our lives. Try calling on Selene for her magickal assistance, and call Thoth for wisdom and strength. Get to know the Norse Mani and the Latvian Meness. These gods of the moon have plenty to teach, and if you allow their influence to cycle through your life, you’ll receive many blessings. Be imaginative, and create your own personal lunar magick and witchery. Go on….the moonlight becomes you.

Source

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

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The Witches Almanac for Monday, September 10

Rosh Hashanah

Waxing Moon

Moon phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Virgo

Moon enters Libra 11: 20 am

Incense: Hyssop

Color: Lavender

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The Witches Correspondences for Monday, September 10

Day: Monday ( Moon-day)

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at theirmmost potent. Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.

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Monday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell – White Candle Spell for Blessing

Get a white candle — either a plain one (offertory, pillar, or taper) or a figural one in the gender of the person you want to bless. Carve the person’s full name on the candle, then dress it with Blessing Oil or Holy Oil. For more power, you may place a name-paper of the person, or a photo, or some personal item of theirs (such as a bit of hair or a snippet of clothing) either under the candle or next to it. One easy way to do this is to place the paper or personal concerns under an overturned saucer and put the candle on top of the saucer.

Burn a portion of the candle every day for seven days, pinching it out between burnings. As you light it each day, say this

[Name], may you be blessed
May all good things come to you
May nothing whatsoever harm you
May your heart be light
May your travels be safe
May your health be good
May your mind be sound
May your friendships sustain you
May you be blessed in every way

If you have a special request for this person (such as that they find a lover, get a good job, come home safely from a war, or whatever), just add it to the list.

Some people use a large pillar-type candle and keep it going for longer than seven days. They may make a habit of burning such a candle every day — or once a week, on Sundays — for as long as their friend or relative needs help, even doing so for months at a time. If the candle is large and it is to be burned in this way, it should be re-dressed with

Blessing Oil or Holy Oil once a week: after the initial dressing, you can drop a tiny bit of oil into the “well” or hole in such a large candle just before lighting it each time.

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An Introduction to Candle Magic

by Patti Wigington
Published on ThoughtCo

Candle magic is one of the simplest forms of spell casting. Considered sympathetic magic, it’s a method which doesn’t require a lot of fancy ritual or expensive ceremonial artifacts. In other words, anyone with a candle can cast a spell. After all, remember when you were a child and you made a wish before you blew out the candles on your birthday cake? Same theory, only now instead of just hoping, you’re declaring your intent (and by now you’ve probably stopped hoping for a pony).
If you think about it, the birthday-candle ritual is based on three key magical principles:

Decide on a goal
Visualize the end result
Focus your intent, or will, to manifest that result
What Sort of Candle Should I Use?

Most practitioners of magical systems will tell you that, much like a few other aspects of life, size really isn’t important. In fact, really big candles may be counterproductive. Look at it this way–a candle that takes three days to burn down can be highly distracting to someone working a spell that instructs you to wait until the candle burns out on its own. Typically, a short taper candle or a votive candle will work the best. In some cases, a spell might call for a specific type of candle, such as a seven-day candle or a figure candle, which may represent a particular person. One of the most popular candles, believe it or not, is in fact the little menorah candles which are sold by the box in the kosher section of the grocery store.

They’re about 4″ long, white, unscented, and thin. Because of this, they’re perfect for spell work.

You should always use a brand new candle for spell work–in other words, use virgin materials. Don’t use the candles that you burned at the dinner table or in the bathroom yesterday for spell work. In some magical traditions, once a candle is burned it picks up vibrations from things around it.
If a used candle is already tainted by vibrations, some people believe it will lead to a negative or ineffective magical outcome.

When it comes to colors, you may wish to have a variety on hand for different magical purposes. Typically, color correspondences for candle magic are as follows:

Red: Courage and health, sexual love, and lust.
Pink: Friendship and sweet love.
Orange: Attraction and encouragement.
Gold: Financial gain, business endeavors, and solar connections.
Yellow: Persuasion and protection.
Green: Financial gain, abundance, and fertility.
Light Blue: Health, patience, and understanding.
Dark Blue: Depression and vulnerability.
Purple: Ambition and power.
Brown: Earth-related or animal-related workings.
Black: Negativity and banishment.
White: Purity and truth*.
Silver: Reflection, intuition, and lunar connections.
* Note that in many Pagan traditions, it is acceptable to use a white candle in place of any other color.

Using Your Candle in Ritual

After you’ve selected a candle, you’ll want to oil it or dress it before burning. This is a method by which you’ll establish a psychic link between you and the candle itself. In other words, you’re charging the candle with your own energy and personal vibrations, and projecting your intent into the wax before you burn it.

To dress a candle, you’ll need a natural oil; many practitioners like to use grapeseed because it has no smell. Another option is to use special candle magic oils from one of the metaphysical supply stores. Begin at the top of the candle, and rub the oil downward to the middle. Then, begin at the base of the candle and rub the oil up towards the middle, ending where the first coating of oil left off. In some traditions, the anointing is done just the opposite way; start in the middle and work your way towards the two ends.

If your working calls for herbs to be used as well, roll the oiled candle in the powdered herbs until it is coated all the way around.

Brujo Negro of BrujoNegroBrujeria says,

“Is a candle magical in and of itself? No, it is the flame of the candle which is what we are making the magic; the candle and its wax are the fuel for the fire. In essence the candle is a vehicle for the creation of the magic contained in the flame, it is a tool if you will and yes it is a magical tool so you should treat your candles as magical tools. You should give your chosen candle a basic cleansing, before dedicating it to the use of a magical spell.”

The most basic form of candle magic uses a piece of colored paper that matches the intent of your candle. Decide what your goal is, and write it on the piece of paper. Just for an example, let’s say we’re going to do a money working. Write down your intent, something like I will become financially prosperous. In some traditions, you would write your intent in a magical alphabet, such as Theban or Enochian. Because this is a money-oriented working, we would select either a gold or green piece of paper, and a candle of the same color. As you write down your goal, visualize yourself achieving that goal. Think about the different ways in which your goal might manifest. Could you be getting a raise at work? Perhaps someone who owed you money will arrive out of the blue to repay their debt. Maybe you’ll find out you overpaid that cable bill from last year, and you will get a surprise refund check!

Once you’ve written down your goal, fold the paper, concentrating on your intent the whole time. Some people like to say a small incantation as they do this. If you’re one of those people, this is a good place to do it. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You can use something as simple as:

Extra money come my way,
I could use a little cash today.
Extra money come to me,
As I will, so it shall be.

Place one corned of the folded paper into the candle’s flame and allow it to catch fire. Hold the paper as long as possible (without burning your fingers) and then place it in a fire-safe bowl or cauldron to burn the rest of the way on its own.

Allow the candle to burn out completely. When the candle has burned out completely, dispose of it, rather than saving it to use again for another working. Usually there’s not much left of a candle except a stub of wax, and you can either bury it outdoors or dispose of it in whatever manner you choose.

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Home & Hearth Magick for Monday, September 10

On Monday, casts for matters concerning the home, emotions and nurturing.

Planetary Influence: The Moon

Household Symbols: Silver platters and bowls, moon shapes

Color: White and Silver

Kitchen Spices: Lemon rind and wintergreen.

Source

Cottage Witchery Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Ellen Dugan

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Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year for September 10

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Annually, the Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire, England, is host to one of the most well-known living relics of Pagan ancestry, the horn dance. Ancient reindeer antlers are attached to poles and carried through the streets by dancers who simulate late fighting between rutting stags. Following the procession of stags are Robin Hood and Maid Marion, along with jesters of all sorts and people in medieval costumes riding hobby horses.

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Monday’s Meditation

Find a quiet, comfortable space in your house, or outside, to sit in a relaxed position. Warm up your vocal chords with any number of practice sounds. When you are ready, say this chant six times, in a low tone, allowing your body to feel the vibrations coming from your words:

“Me, me, me….
I’m taking time for me….
Today is Monday….
I feel a breeze….
I hear the sounds….
A bee buzzed by….
A leaf hit the ground….
Me, me, me….
It’s only me….
All alone….
My spirit is free….
Floating….
Flying….
Lifting….
Trying….
Just happy to be….
Me, me, me….”

After saying this chant, you should feel refreshed and relaxed.

Resource

A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

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Witch Tip #117 for Monday, September 10th

Try to wait a couple of days (if you can afford to) before performing a spell, especially one that involves other people. Circumstances can change quickly and new information can surface that may change your mind.

Resource

Witch Tips: The Essential Guide to Contemporary Witchcraft
A. Rayne

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