Witches of the Craft’s Daily Journal for Wednesday, February 6

Witches of the Craft’s Daily Journal for Wednesday, February 6

“To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn’t afraid of facing challenges.”

― Paulo Coelho

Current Planetary Positions

February 06, 2019

Sun:   17 Aquarius 31
Moon:   06 Pisces 22
Mercury:   23 Aquarius 06
Venus:   03 Capricorn 04
Mars:    24 Aries 42
Jupiter:    18 Sagittarius 43
Saturn:   15 Capricorn 34
Uranus:   29 Aries 00
Neptune:   15 Pisces 07
Pluto:   21 Capricorn 48

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Planetary aspects for the Month of February

07 Feb 07:32 pm – Sun sextile Jupiter
07 Feb 08:24 pm – Mercury sextile Mars
09 Feb 05:53 pm – Mercury sextile Uranus
12 Feb 05:26 pm – 1st Quarter Moon at 23 54
13 Feb 01:20 am – Mars conjunct Uranus
17 Feb 03:43 am – Venus sextile Neptune
18 Feb 02:54 am – Sun sextile Uranus
18 Feb 05:51 am – Venus conjunct Saturn
19 Feb 01:36 am – Mercury conjunct Neptune
19 Feb 10:53 am – Full Moon at 00 42
19 Feb 09:39 pm – Mercury sextile Saturn
22 Feb 03:39 pm – Mercury square Jupiter
22 Feb 10:52 pm – Venus conjunct Pluto
23 Feb 12:17 pm – Mercury sextile Pluto
26 Feb 06:27 am – 3rd Quarter Moon at 07 34
27 Feb 09:32 pm – Sun sextile Mars

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A Look At The Stars for February 6 thru February 10

Thursday February 7
7:32 pm – Sun sextile Jupiter from Monday to Sunday brings optimism, good luck and happiness for your weekly horoscope. Depending on whether you believe in fate or free will, you either get lucky or your positive thinking attracts good fortune. Either way, this is one of the most fortunate of all transits in astrology. This is an ideal time to reach your goals as there should be little or no resistance.

8:24 pm – Mercury sextile Mars from Wednesday to Friday speeds up your mind and reflexes. You will feel driven to succeed at something with your strong sense of purpose and initiative. You can achieve a lot of work in a short amount of time, with the courage and fighting spirit to take on just about anything. You can be as direct and honest as you like in achieving you desires and enlisting the support of others.

Friday February 8
9:33 am – Moon enters Aries

Saturday February 9
5:53 pm – Mercury sextile Uranus from Friday to Sunday brings exciting news and stimulating conversations. Your daily routines may take a detour in new and unexpected directions. Along the way you will learn new things and meet new people. This is end to your weekly horoscope for making friends from different backgrounds than your own. Socializing is favored because of your thought-provoking ideas and kinky sense of humor. New discoveries may also come from dreams or flashes of insight.

Sunday February 10
5:50 am – Mercury enters Pisces until April 17
8:28 pm – Moon enters Taurus

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Sun Sextile Jupiter 7 February 2019

Sun sextile Jupiter natal makes you a very fortunate person. You often seem to be in the right place at the right time. Good timing and good luck allows brings many opportunities your way. But it is your enthusiasm and self belief that turns opportunity into success. Your confidence and strong faith makes it relatively easy for you to gain support from others Also, your liberal and generous nature makes you well-liked and popular. Your warmth and positivism is contagious, you can lift the spirits of those around you and make them happy.

This aspect does not prevent hardship and disappointment, but it does help you overcome setbacks. You see challenges as opportunities and they motivate you to succeed. Some struggles in life are important in making you appreciate the good fortune do you experience. If things were to always come easy you could become seduced by luxury, glamour and too much good living.

Natal Sun sextile Jupiter makes you a philosophical person with wide knowledge and interest in politics, religion or spirituality, travel and education. You work well in groups and would find satisfaction becoming involved in your community through social welfare or championing some moral or ethical issue.

Sun Sextile Jupiter Transit
Sun sextile Jupiter transit brings optimism, good luck and happiness. Depending on whether you believe in fate or free will, you either get lucky or your positive thinking attracts good fortune. Either way, this is one of the most fortunate of all transits in astrology.

This is an ideal time to reach your goals as there should be little or no resistance. Starting new projects will benefit from the growth and expansion of Jupiter. Others will be generous and hospitable toward you, especially Jupiter type people like judges and other authority figures.

The growth you experience can be material and spiritual, with opportunities coming your way to increase your wealth. Other means to expand your horizons may include further education and long distance travel. Such things started now should turn out to be successful. This transit also favors group activities. Your jovial nature would make you a valued addition to social groups but also other more organized groups like committees or councils.

This interpretation for Sun sextile Jupiter transit can also be read for a Solar Eclipse and New Moon sextile Jupiter.

Sun Sextile Jupiter Dates

11 August 2017
8 January 2018
11 September 2018
8 February 201914 October 2019
11 March 2020
15 November 2020
16 April 202120 December 2021
23 May 2022
25 January 2023
1 July 2023

–Astrology King]

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The Solar Almanac for Wednesday, February 6

Sun Direction: 133.05° SE↑
Sun Altitude: 22.82°
Sun Distance: 91.666 million mi
Next Equinox: Mar 20, 2019 4:58 pm (Vernal)
Sunrise Today: 6:52 am↑ 109° East
Sunset Today: 5:24 pm↑ 251° West
Length of Daylight: 10 hours, 31 minutes

—timeanddate.com

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The Lunar Almanac for Wednesday, February 6

Moon Direction: 116.42° ESE↑
Moon Altitude: 12.03°
Moon Distance: 252307 mi
Next Full Moon: Feb 19, 20199:53 am
Next New Moon: Mar 6, 201910:03 am
Next Moonset: Today7:10 pm
Current Moon Phase:Waxing Crescent
Illumination:2.7%

—timeanddate.com

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Lunar Almanac

Moon Phase Tonight: Waxing Crescent
First Quarter: Feb 12, 2019 at 4:26 pm
(Next Phase)
New Moon: Feb 4, 2019 at 3:03 pm
(Previous Phase)

—timeanddate.com

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The Sky This Week from February 6 to 10

February evenings feature many of the sky’s brightest stars and clusters, while February mornings host brilliant Jupiter and Venus, the latter of which passes near several deep-sky wonders in the Milky Way.
By Richard Talcott

Wednesday, February 6
Although the Moon reached its New phase just two days ago, its rapid orbital motion carries it into view after the Sun goes down this evening. Look low in the west-southwest about an hour after sunset and you’ll see its 4-percent-lit crescent hanging in the twilight like the smile of the Cheshire Cat.

Thursday, February 7
Jupiter continues to grow more prominent in the southeastern sky before dawn. The giant planet rises nearly four hours before our star and climbs 20° high by the first hint of twilight. Jupiter gleams at magnitude –1.9, though it still pales in comparison to Venus, which rises an hour after the giant world. A telescope reveals Jupiter’s 34″-diameter disk and at least two conspicuous cloud belts.

Friday, February 8
For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, today marks the peak of the annual Alpha Centaurid meteor shower. And with the Moon out of the sky, viewing conditions should be near perfect from late evening until morning twilight begins. The shower’s radiant — the point from which the meteors appear to originate — lies among the background stars of Centaurus (although, oddly enough, closer to 1st-magnitude Beta [β] Centauri than to its brighter neighbor, Alpha [α] Centauri). The shower typically produces about 6 meteors per hour at its peak, although observers have reported between 20 and 30 per hour in a couple of years. The meteors tend to be bright and often leave persistent trains.

Saturday, February 9
The brightest star in the night sky puts on a nice show on February evenings. Gleaming at magnitude –1.5, Sirius shines nearly four times brighter than the next brightest star visible from mid-northern latitudes: Arcturus in the constellation Boötes. Sirius appears in the southeastern sky around 7 p.m. local time and climbs highest in the south around 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 10
Mars continues to shine brightly on February evenings. Look for the Red Planet halfway to the zenith in the southwestern sky as darkness falls. The world glows at magnitude 1.0 against the much dimmer stars of Pisces the Fish. Tonight, Mars sits 6° to the right of the waxing crescent Moon. A telescope reveals the planet’s 6″-diameter disk, but you likely won’t see any surface details.

Brilliant Venus continues its eastward march across the star-studded backdrop of Sagittarius. Both this morning and tomorrow morning, open star cluster M25 lies 2° north of the inner world and globular cluster M22 resides 3° south of the planet. All three objects fit nicely in the field of 7×50 binoculars.

–Astronomy Magazine

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Moon Phase Calendar for February 6

Current Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent

Moon currently in the sign of Pisces

Moon in Pisces:

Moon in Pisces has the greatest sensitivity and perceptiveness of surroundings. You can experience feelings of insecurity, be passive and only wait and see what happens in your life. If you engage in creative or spiritual search, you will benefit from great imagination of Pisces.

Organs influenced by Pisces Moon Sign:
Organs: Feet, toes, hypophysis, pineal gland, endorphin, melatonin.

These organs are now more sensitive so provide them with extra care.

Surgical operations:
Surgical operations are not recommended during the Waxing Moon.

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Meditations for February’s Lunar Cycles

New Moon
Alone with a candle in an otherwise dark room, mindfully sit still and silent. Experience Deity with all your senses: all that you see, smell, hear, taste, and touch; recognize the oneness of all. Meditation: personal transformation.

Waxing Moon
Alone with a candle in an otherwise dark room, chant names or attributes of Deity (or play gentle wordless music), while moving gently to the music. Meditation: peace and healing for all.

Full Moon
Alone with a candle in an otherwise dark room, sing sacred songs of love and praise (or play fast wordless music), while dancing exuberantly. Meditation: respect and compassion for all.

Waning Moon
Alone with a candle in an otherwise dark room, pray in thanksgiving to Deity. Meditation: sustenance and justice for all.

Today is Wednesday, January 2

Wednesday is the day of the Teutonic deity known as Wodin or Odin, an aspect of the Allfather, god of knowledge, wisdom, enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes, the planet Mercury

Deity: Woden

Zodiac Sign: Gemini & Virgo

Planet: Mercury

Tree: Ash

Herb: Cinquefoil

Stone: Emerald & Sardonyx

Animal: Raven & Cat

Element: Air

Color: Red & Blue

Number: 6

Rune: Odal(O)

Celtic Tree Month of Luis (Rowan) (January 21 – February 17)

The Runic Half Month of Elhaz (January 28 – February 11)

Goddess of the Month Bridhe (January – February 19)

—The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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Pagan Events for February 6 thru February 10

* 2/5 to 2/6: Feast of Old Romano-Egyptian Goddess Isis, the Healer–recalls Set (God of Challenges and Chaos) poisoning child God Horus, and Isis intervening, defeating Set, and healing Horus. [Roman calendar]

* 2/5 eve to 2/6 eve: Anthesterion Noumenia–Old Greek festival honoring all the Gods and Goddesses. Flutes were played; prayers were said; offerings of barley, olive oil, incense, and food were burned in an offering hearth; and libations of water and wine were made. [Anthesterion 1]

* 2/8 eve to 2/9 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Eros–Day to honor love and passion. [Anthesterion 4]

* 2/10 eve to 2/11 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis (Roman Diana/Slavic Diwitsa) – as creatrix, midwife of birthing creatures, protector of the young, and punisher of child abusers. [Anthesterion 6]

* 2/13 to 2/15: Lupercalia/St. Valentine’s Day–Old Roman festival of God-Goddess Faunus- Fauna; merged with the Christian feast of St. Valentine – celebrating love of all kinds.

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The Goddess Book of Days for February 6

Festival of Aphrodite in Greece, who is also Venus, Erzulie, Freya, Oshun, Anahit, Astoreth, Astarte, Aida Wedo, and Xochiquetzal The sixth day of the Moon/month belongs to Artemis in Greece, Saoka in ancient Persia. Diana, Oya, Nut/ Neith, Callista, Hina, and Erzulie are other of her name.

Goddesses Associated with Wednesday

For Woden: Isis, Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette

—The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein.

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~ The Goddess Days of the Moon ~

Days 7-9 Kore rules these lunar days, and she is seen as the Maiden of Menarche, the link between childhood and adulthood
Days 10-12 Ruled by Hera, Queen of Heaven and creatrix, representing the power of inspiration
Days 13-15 Demeter, the nurturer, rules these
Days 16-18 Dedicated to Gaia, the Earth Goddess
Days 19-21 Hestia, Goddess of Waning Moon, is the matriarchal grandmother, ruling and protecting her family
Days 22-24 Ruled by Medusa, the crone of death and spiritual release, the necessary destruction that allows a new cycle to begin
Days 25-27 Ruled by Hecate, queen of the underworld and the shades, she is seen as the one who allows departed souls to choose thier paths in the next phase of existence and rebirth
The remaining days of the moon – the dark days – are those of the unknowable Masked Goddess, who is present, but invisible.

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The Wicca Book of Days

Throughout northern Japan, a centuries-old winter snow festival takes place each year around this time of the month. The ancient and beneficial spirits that bring life-sustaining water are honored at special shrines erected in huts resembling Eskimo igloos.

A festival in honor of the love goddess Aphrodite was held each year on this date in ancient Greece.

–The Wicca Book of Days
Gerina Dunwich

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On Wednedsay, February 6, We Celebrate…..

Mardi Gras (New Orleans)
AYIZAN

Themes: Pleasure; Playfulness; Divination

Symbol: Palm Leaf

About Ayizan: Ayizan is the first priestess of voodoo tradition, governing the public places where people gather to celebrate the goddess. As such, she oversees the Mardi Gras exuberant revelry, offering psychic insight and protective energy to keep us out of trouble.

According to tradition, Ayizan is the moral governess of humankind, helping us to balance our desire for pleasure with culpability.

To Do Today: Combine Ayizan’s psychic side with a traditional Mardi Gras activity: fortune-telling! And, since it’s unlikely that you have a palm leaf handy, use your own palm for divination instead. Get a palmistry guidebook (these are often handy at the supermarket checkout) and see what future your hand predicts.

Mardi Gras is traditionally a time of unbridled fun before the serious lenten season begins—so much so that the festivities are overseen by a lady and lord of misrule, who make sure folks really let loose. One activity in particular inspires Ayizan’s energies—that of dancing and tossing grain so that pleasure rains down on all participants. This also banishes evil. Try this yourself, tossing rice or any grain-based cereal around the outside of your home. Then the birds can carry your wishes directly to Ayizan in their beaks!

–365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Patricia Telesco

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Wednesday’s Conjuring

Wednesday – is associated with Mercury

Candle colors – Purple

Magickal Conjuring for the Day: Mastery, Domination Work, Wisdom, Healing, Dealing with Legal problems.

—Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies
Starr Casas

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The Witches Guide to Wednesdays

Be bold and daring today! Expand your knowledge of the Craft by working with the planetary energies of Mercury on this multifaceted day of the week. Consider the Greco-Roman gods Mercury and Hermes and all of the many lessons they have for you. Embrace change and movement, and work on your communication techniques. Conjure up a little good luck for yourself with that Mercury dime spell. Call on Athena to inspire you to try magickal arts and crafts and to be more creative in your own spellwork and witchery.

Meditate on Odin and see what you can discover about him. I wonder what sort of fabulous and fascinating magickal wisdom you will uncover? Odin is a shaman, after all; he may appear in many guises and faces. I guarantee that he will make you laugh at yourself before he is through with you, but you will learn. It’s up to you what you do with that knowledge. Will you let it shapeshift into wisdom?

Wednesday is the wild and wily day of the week, so try to go with the flow; don’t fight the quirky energies of the day. Most importantly, follow your heart, and always keep a good sense of humor, because of Wednesdays you will really need it.

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

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, February 6

Bob Marley’s birthday (Jamaican)

Waxing Moon

Moon phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Pisces

Incense: Bay laurel

Color: Topaz

–Llewellyn’s 2019 Magical Almanac
Charlie Rainbow Wolf

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Wednesday Is Ruled By Mercury

Wednesdays are wild and wacky days. They are for communication, change, cunning, and the arts. This is a Mercury day, and just its patron god this day is full of contradictions, change, and excitement. Some suggestions for Wednesday enchantments would include:

Pulling a little Wednesday color magic into your life by wearing purples or orange

Carrying a multipurpose agate with you and tapping into its various charms

Working with magical plants such as the fern for protection. This plant will also boost the power of any other magical plants with which it is arranged.

Incorporating lavender into charms and spells for transformation

Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication

Calling on Athena, patron of arts and crafts, for inspiration for a new project

Fanning out a Tarot spell to increase you creativity

Calling on Hermes on a Wednesday night to bring movement and good luck into your life

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Magickal Applications for Wednesday

To the Romans, this day was called Dies Mercurii, or “Mercury’s day” Mercury was a popular character in the Roman pantheon. A messenger of the gods, he presided over commerce, trade, and anything that required skill or dexterity. The Celts also worshiped Mercury and eventually equated him with the Norse god Odin (some spelling variations on this name include Wotan, Wodin, and Wodan). In Norse mythologies, Odin, like Mercury, is associated with poetry and music. Interestingly enough, both Odin and Mercury were regarded as psychopomps, or the leaders of souls, in their individual mythologies.

Odin, one of the main gods in Norse mythology, was constantly seeking wisdom. He traveled the world in disguise as a one-eyed man with a long gray beard, wearing an old, beat-up hat and carrying a staff or a spear (which brings to my mind images of Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings). In the Old English language, this day of Mercury evolved into Wodnes daeg, “Woden’s day,” or Wednesday.

Wednesday carries all of the planetary and magickal energies and associations of the witty and nimble god Mercury himself. Some of these mercurial traits included good communication skills, cleverness, intelligence, creativity, business sense, writing, artistic talent, trickiness, and thievery. And don’t forget all of those wise and enigmatic qualities associated with the Norse god Odin/Wodin, not to mention the goddess Athena’s contributions of music, the arts, handmade crafts, and writing. Wednesdays afford excellent opportunities for seeking wisdom, changing your circumstances, and improving your skills, be they in trade and commerce, music and art, or in communication and writing.

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

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The Witches Magick for Wednesday, February 6 – Revenge Curse Jar

Intent: To bring bad luck into the life of one who has wronged you.
Timing: Waning moon
Supplies:

Clay poppet
Toothpicks, pins, or nails
Yarn or thread
Lemon juice
Glass jar
1 fresh egg
Black candle stub
Shovel

Go to a patch of earth at a crossroads that is not likely to be disturbed. Carve the target’s name into the poppet and say aloud:

Poppet, I name you [Name]. Your limbs are their limbs, your flesh is their flesh. As you suffer, so shall they suffer.

Stick toothpicks/pins/nails into the poppet. Accompany each one with a particular malady you would like the target to suffer. Bind the poppet’s limbs, eyes, and mouth to prevent escape and drop it into the jar. Add more pins or nails if desired.

Add lemon juice while saying,

As the juice destroys the flesh, so let your fortunes sour
Let the sweet be gone from your life forth from this very hour

Add the egg, while saying,

As the egg disintegrates, your luck begins to rot
Relief you will seek from my curse, but find it you will not

 

Light the black candle and drip the wax into the jar, while saying,

This candle flame doth represent my hurt, my rage, my ire
May all your fortune vanish, as kindling in a fire
(If desired, light a piece of paper with a list of wrongs. Add the ashes to the jar.)
May hardship come to find you with the waning of the moon
[Name], my curse upon you from now till crack of doom

Alternatively (if you just want to teach someone a lesson):

For all that you have angered me, my rage may yet relent
[Name], my curse upon you until you do repent

Drop the candle stub into the jar and shake well. Bury the jar and walk away without looking back. Once at home, bathe thoroughly with the intention of washing away any residual energy still clinging to you. Wash your clothes and tools as well.

–Bree NicGarran

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Curseturner Powder

Intent: To remove the effects of harmful magic and turn it back upon the person who cast it.

Ingredients:

Basil
Hyssop
Bloodroot
Witch Hazel
Angelica Root
Cascara Segrada
White Willow Bark
Rosemary

Materials:
Mortar & Pestle (or spice grinder)
Funnel
Mesh Strainer
Collection Dish
Container

Note: Powdered versions of most herbs are available online. See Online Resources for recommended vendors. Also, if you can get your hands on a good spice grinder, you can make your own powder from dried herb products.

Grind each ingredient separately to produce fine powder. Sieve the material through the mesh strainer into the collection dish; this removes the larger unground pieces and gives you cleaner powdered herb. (Pro-Tip: Putting a funnel under the mesh strainer reduces lost material and makes collection much easier.)

Combine the component powders in the collection dish, mix well, and bottle immediately. For volume, go heavier on the less expensive or more easily available materials according to your own stores and finances. Otherwise, combine in more or less even amounts.

Use in any spellwork for removing and returning a curse. The powder will work on any person, object, or location you wish, whether the person who cast the curse initially is known or unknown.

–Bree NicGarran

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Magical Mud-Slinging: How to Protect Yourself from Backlash

A question that I get asked very often (by which I mean about once a week) is some variation of “How do I protect myself from the backlash of casting baneful magic / perform cursing without consequences?”
Well, the truth is that there is no way of performing baneful magic without incurring consequences. As I’ve so often said, “You can’t sling mud without getting your hands dirty.” But just like with mud, there are things you can do to mitigate the mess.

Step 1: “Wear Gloves.”
Protect yourself with a personal ward before you begin. Try to limit the number of tools you use to put the curse together. Cast a protective circle, if you feel the need. Prepare materials to refresh your household wards, if you have them, because they’ll need boosting after you’re done.

Step 2: “Wash Your Hands.”
Once you’ve finished whatever it is you set out to do, cleanse EVERYTHING. Yourself, your tools, your home…everything, top to bottom. Take a shower with a bit of Simple Jinx Remover to keep the magical “sludge” from sticking to you. Refresh your household wards. If you don’t have them, a simple sprinkling of salt across doorways and windowsills will do the trick.

Step 3: “Pay the Price.”
It’s important to know that there is a cost to everything. “All Magic Has A Price.” With baneful spells, the effect is more severe because of the intent of the magic involved. It can range from just having a couple of bad days to a full-on backlash where the curse you threw boomerangs around and bites you square in the ass. Whatever you do, no matter how well you prepare, there will be a cost to cursing. You need to realize and accept this, and if it’s not something you’re prepared to deal with, I’d suggest finding another way to get things done.

–Bree NicGarran

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Spirit Message of the Day – Keys To Authenticity

Living the Authentic Life

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. –Lao-Tse

“You are meant to live an intimate and authentic life, a life that honors the depth of who you are, a life that nourishes your heart and expands your mind, a life that is unencumbered with what others think, a life that empowers you to be who you really are.

And yet, with the pressure we feel from others and life in general, the question may remain, “How can I live such a life?” “What steps can I take toward being just ‘me?’” In my own life, I have found the following practices to be invaluable and successful components in experiencing an authentic life:

Taking Care of Yourself

Nurturing your body, mind and spirit must be a priority in your life. Accept that you can only give to others to the extent you are giving to yourself. Putting yourself first is not “selfish,” but “Self-full.”

Dare to Be Yourself

Strip away the mask and let yourself just “be.” Take time to have fun and allow yourself to find humor in being human. Know that your purpose for being born wasn’t to live life according to what society deems correct. Your purpose is to discover your true self and live from that awareness. If you resonate to the color violet, then be violet, not brown. I once read a quote from Rabindranath Tagore who wisely asked, “That which oppresses me, is it my soul trying to come out in the open, or the soul of the world knocking at my heart for its entrance?”

Give Only From the Heart
Doing anything out of obligation dishonors both you and the other person, and will only leave you feeling resentful. Do an “inner check” before you say “yes” to anyone. If resistance surfaces, do another inner check. If heaviness or resistance occurs again, trust what you feel and do not commit to something that is not in alignment with your heart.

Look Inward for Your Fulfillment, Not Outward

Within you resides a wellspring of creativity and love. Turn within to become aware of what is driving your needs. Is it because you are feeling unloved, scared or lonely? Practice giving what you want to receive. Extending love, from the heart, is the fastest way to fill any emptiness you may feel.

Appreciate Yourself

Take time to appreciate how far you have come on your journey. Notice what you have worked through and your commitment to growth and healing. Doing so builds both an inner and outer abundance over time. It will help you to see the glass, or your life, half full rather than half empty.

Let Go of Guilt

No one is harder on us than we are on ourselves. And many of us feel guilty for taking care of ourselves, setting healthy boundaries and saying, “No.” Having been programmed to feel responsible for others, we often find it hard to recognize our own needs. Practice dropping any guilt you feel for honoring yourself. Guilt is limiting and crippling and does not serve you. Living an authentic life means being free from what others think. It requires giving yourself permission to live life according to what your heart and soul desires.

Become Aware of Your Intentions

If your intention is to be real and congruent, then everything that is not authentically you will reveal itself so you can choose to release it. Spirit will illuminate anything in need of releasing when you set your intention to grow. Yet if your intention is split: pleasing others, wanting one of the Three P’s: Power/Prestige/Prosperity, etc., then you will experience the effects of your split-mind thinking and your life will never, ever, be completely fulfilling. Practice purifying your intention.

Ask, Listen and Follow
Be willing, right now, to ask for guidance in developing an authentic relationship with yourself. Ask for guidance in releasing beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that do not honor your true essence. Start with, “Who am I, really? For so long I’ve based my perception of myself on what others think that I’ve forgotten who I am. So, who am I, truly?” and, “What steps can I take to live an authentic life?” Finally, be willing to hear the gentle yet firm Voice, and trust what it says.

Such is the Life of the Authentic Soul

We need only ask and we will find that our relationships, finances, work, and relationship with our self begin to transform. How many times per day do you ask for help from Spirit? And, how often do you listen to it? And then, what about following what you hear? The amount of inner peace and happiness you experience in your life is directly proportionate to the amount of energy you expend on asking, listening and following the Voice within.”

Today’s guidance is by author Laura Grace.
Published on SpiritBlogger’s Blog

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Witch Tip #140 for February 6

If you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to burn herbs or candles, use essential oils as a substitute.

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

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Daily Incantations & Enchantments for February 6

This is to dispel negative attitudes and provide protection from dark influences. Repeat it as needed throughout the day, or if you feel you are coming under attack from a particular person or circumstance.

A white light surrounds me, and all that I see.
I ask for protection and security.
All that is negative I now erase, I have serenity and peace in it’s place.

 

–The Power of Positive Witchcraft: Daily Incantations & Enchantments: A Spell a Day for 30 Days . Garden Summerland

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