DO IT YOURSELF BATH SALTS
Optional ingredients: Finely powdered herbs, powdered oatmeal, powdered milk, food coloring
Fragrance: Essential oil blends or Fragrance oils as desired.
All ingredients must be water soluble, or be in such a finely powdered state that it is invisible in the water.
Also, if your salt is a large crystal type, grind your salt first in a food processor until it is finely ground.combine all dry ingredients in a large zip-lock bag; mix well. Add fragrance and/or coloring slowly, squinch up the bag and really mix well. Keep mixing. Mix some more. Pour into a glass container – plastic will eat up any fragrance you put in.
THE BEWITCHING BATH
This bath is guaranteed to turn you into a love Goddess!.
Fresh mint leaves
Simply fill the tub with warm water, and add five whole navel oranges and a bunch of fresh mint leaves. Get in the tub. Peel the oranges and squeeze the juice into the bath water. Rub the fruit onto your hair and skin. Eat a few slices and anoint yourself.
Do the same with the mint. Rub it into the body and hair and chew on a leaf or two. (You should be physically clean before taking this bath. Do not soap off when you’re done.) Let your body and hair air dry, now dress for your date.
The combination of orange and mint will make you irresistible!
IRISH HEALING WATERS SPELL
Take equal parts of lavender, violet, and rosemary. Empower them and Then boil them in a pot with about a quart of water over medium heat. When the water is richly colored and the herbs are scenting your kitchen, drain The water off into a jar. A plain coffee filter works great for this.
Place the jar in sunlight for an entire day to absorb the radiant energies of the sun. You can do this on a Wednesday to add the healing powers of mercury to the spell* Occasionally look at the jar and add your own energies to it.
Just before sundown fetch the jar and hold it firmly between your hands Just below your naval. Feel your desire to be well filling the jar and with your minds eye see it glowing brightly as the sun. Chant these words until you have filled the jar with as much energy as it will hold.
By the herb and by the sun
Wellness and I are now as one
Strengthening energies now are merged.
Baneful energies now be purged
Anoint spots where illness lurks or on your belly if you are unsure where the source of discomfort lies. Or pour contents into bath water.
BATH FOR HEALING AND TO REMOVE PAIN
Dead sea salts
Fill your muslin bag half way with the dead sea salts, add two teaspoons of lavender herb and one drop of lavender oil. Tie up the bag and include in your bath. Close your eyes and feel your body soak up the healing herb, salt and oil.
Chant the rhyme:
Pains and Aches and Evil Things
Fly from me on rapid wings!
Leave my body, don’t return
For peace and quiet I do yearn.
Surround me in Her radiant light.
Magic power pure and white
Banish forces of the night!
LAVENDER BATH BOMBS
Lavender essential oil is reassuring, soporific, and is often the first choice of aromatherapists for treating emotional or mental stress. It also reduces muscular pain, whether from illness or physical exertion, and soothes the skin.
4 cups Epsom salts
2 cups Sea salt
1 cup non fat powdered milk
2 cups oatmeal ground to a very fine powder in a food processor or coffee grinder.
40 drops of lavender essential oil
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, sieve if you wish, then add the lavender 10 drops at a time, thoroughly mix it through. Do this 4 times, so that the lavender essential oil is distributed.
This spell will refresh and cleanse you.
To begin, cast a circle in your bathroom. Call the elements, and light a lavender colored candle. Then blend in a muslin bag a teaspoon each of lavender flowers, chamomile flowers, and dried crushed rosemary.
Hang the sachet under the faucet, and draw your bath water, allowing it to pour down through the herbs. Add a half cup of lemon juice to the bath. When you settle into the tub, lean back, relax, and take three deep breaths.
Close your eyes and focus on the excess tension and stress in your body. Feel the herbs and lemon draw it out of your muscles and mind.
Thoroughly clean your tub when you are done to remove any residue of negative energy from the bath water.
LAVENDER BUBBLE BATH
1 bunch Lavender
1 large bottle clear organic shampoo
5 drops oil of Lavender
Clean wide-neck jar with screw top
Place Lavender head down in the jar. Cut down to fit. Add shampoo and Lavender oil. Close and place in sunny window Strain and re-bottle. Use 1 tbsp. in a bath.
BATH FOR PROTECTION AND PURIFICATION
Steep a teaspoon of basil in a cup of boiling water, and strain out the herb. Add it to you bath water for a protective and cleansing influence. It is particularly useful to clean off the feelings left by contact with those who are negative or controlling.
This bath will aid in sinus relief and cold symptoms, increase metabolism and ease muscular pain. It is a very rejuvenating bath. 1/2 cup each of yarrow flowers, elder flowers, mint leaves and rose petals. Place in a cheesecloth or nylon bundle and let seep in the bath for a few minutes and enjoy. The bundle can be used to gently scrub the body as well. Also, prepare a hot infusion of Chamomile, yarrow flowers, elder flowers and mint leaves to drink while in the bath.
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.
2019 February 6
Moon and Venus Appulse over a Tree
Image Credit & Copyright: Alex Dzierba
Explanation: What’s that bright spot near the Moon? Venus. About a week ago, Earth’s Moon appeared unusually close to the distant planet Venus, an angular coincidence known as an appulse. Similar to a conjunction, which is a coordinate term, an appulse refers more generally to when two celestial objects appear close together. This Moon and Venus appulse — once as close as 0.05 degrees — wascaptured rising during the early morning behind Koko crater on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii, USA. The Moon was in a crescent phase with its lower left reflecting direct sunlight, while the rest of the Moon is seen because of Earthshine, sunlight first reflected from the Earth. Some leaves and branches of a foreground kiawe tree are seen in silhouette in front of the bright crescent, while others, in front of a darker background, appear white because of forward scattering. Appulses involving the Moon typically occur several times a year: for example the Moon is expected to pass within 0.20degrees of distant Saturn on March 1.
Before we talk specifically about the Moon in Pisces, let’s talk about the Moon for a moment. Astrologers consider the Moon a planet, and it’s the fastest moving of all of them. Because it moves so quickly, the Moon passes through each of the 12 zodiac signs once every month. Just as the Sun has a placement in our birth chart, so does the Moon.
When the Moon is in Pisces
No matter what Sun sign you are, for a couple of days a month we all feel a little bit like a Pisces. When the Moon is in the whimsical sign of Pisces, you’ll find yourself drifting and dreaming. Forget that pressured series of events in your day planner, and don’t bother checking your watch. This lunation will have you more concerned with the thoughts that are dancing through your mind than the realities of your everyday life. Your intuition will be heightened, and you’ll accomplish more by letting your instincts guide you.
Because emotions are on overdrive during the Pisces Moon, you’ll have a sensitivity and receptivity to the world around you. This will be a time when you’ll feel sentimental, and wanting to connect with your loved ones in an effort to be closer to them. Don’t be surprised if you get a little misty during television commercials — this is just how this Moon affects us.
New Moon in Pisces
New Moons are always a time of new beginnings, and the New Moon in Pisces inspires us to imagine the future we want. Write down what it is you’ve been dreaming of and what’s stopping you from getting it. This is the time when we overcome our fears so that we can begin manifesting the things we’ve fantasized about.
The Pisces New Moon is also a period of profound healing. If you’ve been wounded emotionally or spiritually, this is when you will focus on your regrets, your anger, your insecurities, and your doubts. This is a good time to meditate or take a walk. These moments of solitude will allow you to go within and reconnect with yourself so you can patch up old wounds that have been lingering.
Full Moon in Pisces
The Pisces Full Moon is a time of compassion. When the empathy of the Pisces Moon combines with the skills of the opposing Virgo Sun, we truly have the best of both worlds. What these signs have common is a sense of service. This Full Moon reminds us that we don’t have to be precise to be helpful, and that making an error with a loving attitude is sometimes more beneficial than perfect behavior done begrudgingly.
The Full Moon in Pisces turns our simple thoughts into vivid fantasies. We might feel like we’re in a cosmic tug of war where we’re being pulled between idealism and reality. It may seem as though we’re being forced to choose sides, but the point of this lunation is to put ideals and inspiration into concrete forms so we can bring our dreams down to earth.
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?