Inspiration for the Day, March 8:

 

 

 

Looking At What We Don’t Want To See

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

The feelings that make us want to run away are buried treasure, full of energy and inspiration if we are willing to look.

It is one of life’s great paradoxes that the things we don’t want to look at in ourselves are the very things we need to look at in order to know ourselves better and to become more fully who we are. The feelings that make us want to run away are buried treasure full of energy and inspiration if we are willing to look. These feelings come in many forms, from strange images or snippets of information to recurring dreams and feelings that rise up seemingly without a reason. Whatever shape they come in, and no matter how scary they seem, these messengers bring the information we need in order to grow.

When we are tired of pushing something down, or trying to run away from it, a good first step is to write down what we think we are avoiding. Often this turns out to be only the surface of the issue or a symbol of something else. Expressing ourselves fully on paper is a safe way to begin exploring the murky territory of the unconscious. The coolness of the intellect can give us the distance we need to read what we have written and feel less afraid of it. It helps if we remember that no matter how dark or negative our thoughts or feelings may be, these are energies shared by all humanity. We are not alone in the dark, and all the gurus and teachers we admire had to go through their own unprocessed emotional territory in order to come out the other side brighter and wiser. This can give us the courage we need to open the treasure chest of what we have been avoiding.

Within the parts of ourselves that we don’t want to look at, there are emotions that need to be felt. Unfelt emotions are stuck energy, and when we leave emotions unprocessed, we deprive ourselves of access to that energy. When we feel strong enough, we can begin the process of feeling those emotions, on our own or with guidance from a spiritual counselor. It is through this work that the buried treasure of energy and inspiration will pour forth from our hearts, giving us the courage to look at all the parts of ourselves with insight and compassion.

 

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Spirit Message of the Day – Let Blessings of Serenity Surround You

Spirit Message of the Day – Let Blessings of Serenity Surround You

THE WHITE MAGICK WITCH
“There are times when our focus is on getting things done, and our energy, if it were a color, would be red, yellow, or orange. Sometimes we are growing or nurturing something, and our energy would be green. When we are in pain or mourning, we may say we’re feeling blue, but our energy would look black. If love is filling our lives then pink is the color of the day.”

“*Magick isn’t really colored, but colors are associated with magic and do have power. How do we use white *magick or energy? Many people associate it with peace, harmony, and healing. All of us have times in our lives when we need healing, be it physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional. Depending on the severity of your pain, the services of a professional may be called for, not an oracle. That said, there are cases where you can find healing, peace, and comfort on your own or from those close to you. Also, there are times when you will be called on to provide healing or to restore harmony.” Other times you may be called upon to provide emotional support for friends and loved ones.

“Our White Magick Witch represents the ability to heal and find the serenity that lives in all of us. She is draped in white and purple, the colors of spirituality, purity, and power. She wears a pentagram at her neck, a sign of the dominion of spirit over the earthly elements. Her white candles shine the light of peace and goodness against the darkness of discomfort and evil. Shimmery drops of light fall from her hair. The pale moths represent the transformative effects of healing power.”

MESSAGE FOR YOU
“You or someone you care about is in pain. This  card brings with it the power and promise of healing and peace. However dark and uncomfortable it has been, a soothing, gentler time approaches. This card can also represent you in the role of healer or peacemaker. If you find yourself called to help someone else, answer that call. If you focus on the center of white *magick within your soul, you’ll be able to make a difference in someone’s life.”

HEALING WATERS
“If you are in need of some healing or peace-restoring *magick, here is a simple technique. Draw a warm, comfortable bath. Mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with two tablespoons of sweet almond oil, and add them to your bath. Light a purple and white candle (more, if you have them). As you relax in your bath, lie back and close your eyes. Visualize a soft white light filled with a soft, soothing scent and gentle music. Imagine it envelops you, gently supporting your body, casing your senses, quieting your mind. Stay in that safe, healing embrace for as long as you like –or until your bath water gets chilly.”

“To carry healing or peaceful energy with you, anoint a white ribbon with a drop of lavender as you say ‘Heal my body, feed my soul. Feeling healthy is my goal’ and tie the ribbon around your wrist or ankle.”

Today’s guidance is from Barbara Moore’s Enchanted Oracle and book called Destiny’s Portal with card Art by Jessica Galbreth. The author and artist reminds us to “shine brightly because *magickal energy is everywhere and available to everyone. Miracles happen. Deities hear and respond. Life is an amazing  journey. Access and implement *magick into your life. Explore your connections to the past and to nature. Celebrate your glory and your uniqueness. Acknowledge your power. Be beautiful, and be kind.”

IN MY OWN WORDS
(THE SPIRITBLOGGER)

To me, *Magick is defined as the “High Art Of” and an active conscientious process of manifestation; which is the art of causing change in accordance with will. If we align our pure heart’s desire with our willingness and good intentions (with no negative thoughts or ill will towards the self or others), aimed only at our personal self, we can expend spiritual energy to visualize the specific changes we wish to see and then fully release it; thus working to make it manifest into our life and part of our reality. This involves setting an expectation with the universe by using faith, trust, confidence, and positive thinking without attachment to specific results, outcomes, and means, but rather focus for being open to infinite possibilities and believing the universe is capable of providing; once you deem yourself ready to receive its blessings. Expect a miracle.

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WHICH WITCH ARE YOU? FIVE WAYS TO HARNESS THE CRAFT

WHICH WITCH ARE YOU? FIVE WAYS TO HARNESS THE CRAFT

 

Witchcraft seems like a particularly buzzy topic these days, with books, blogs, and more delivering ancient magic to a modern audience. But while stylized Tarot cards and light-catching crystals have their place, the shift from intrigued observer to practicing pagan can be a daunting one. So why not start the process by determining which brand of witchery resonates with you?

Read on to learn about five specialized takes on witchcraft—and where the variants came from.

 

COSMIC WITCH

A comic witch is a witch who uses planetary and celestial energy in their practice. They study and feel a personal and spiritual connection with not only the main planets in our solar system, but with asteroids, meteors, supernovas, stars, constellations, galaxies, and black holes. Cosmic witches pay particular attention to astrology, horoscopes, and zodiac signs—but that only gives us a picture of how the cosmic forces influence the individual. Cosmic witches are focused on how celestial energy influences the inner self, but also the world.

Cosmic witches have been around since the study of planets. According to the American Federation of Astrologers, the Babylonians are credited with the birth of astrology. They used their astrological charts to predict the “recurrence of seasons and certain celestial events.” Around 2000 B.C., Babylonian astrologers believed that the sun, moon, and the five known planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto had yet to be discovered) all had distinct character traits (Mercury representing communication, Venus representing affection, and so on). Cosmic witches use these planetary traits to call upon their energy. For example, many witches choose to perform spells on a full moon because the full illumination can create an extra magical boost and enchantment—and the rock itself is said to align with emotions and the soul.

A present-day cosmic witch may not be using astrology to predict the weather, but rather to predict future events or influences. For example, it’s beneficial for a cosmic witch to know when Mercury is in retrograde, and in which sign, because it will allow them to determine where communication breakdowns will occur, and in what guise. If a cosmic which was planning to perform a love spell, their best chance of having it being successful during a new moon which corresponds with new beginnings and relationships.   

 

 

DIVINATION WITCH

A divination witch uses their magic to try to predict the future, often employing a variety of tools—or one that resonates. There are so many mediums with which to connect into the magic of the world: think Tarot, oracle cards, a pendulum, the I Ching, palmistry, and tasseography, and more.

Divination and divination witches have existed in just about every time period in history. In ancient Greece, divination witches were known as Oracles, and it was believed that deities spoke through them. A famous oracle was high priestess Pythia—known as the Oracle of Delphi—who was thought to be the mouthpiece of the god, Apollo. Every culture has its own form of divination. In ancient China, the diviner would carve out their question onto an ox bone until it cracked, and then the cracks were analyzed.

Today, divination witches don’t claim to be the mouthpiece of the gods, instead using divination predict likely answers to simple queries like, “Am I on the right career path?” or “Does this relationship stand a chance?” And in true modern fashion, divination methods like Tarot can even be found on our phones.

 

 

GREEN WITCH

A green witch works with magical properties found in the natural world. Their craft is based on respecting nature and all living things. Green witches focus on the magical correspondence of herbs, plants, and flowers. This incorporates herbalism, which is the study of botany and use of plants intended for medicinal purposes.

Herbalism is found in many cultures, but Chinese herbal medicine is one of the ancient variations still practiced today. Chinese herbology is based on the concepts of yin, yang, and Qi energy, where the herbs can either cool (yin) or stimulate (yang) certain parts of the body, the concept used for ritual and spiritual practices as well as medicinal. In parts of Africa, an herb known as purslane was used for purification during and after ritual ceremonies, while in some Scandinavian countries, clover was once used to ward off evils spirits and help develop psychic ability. In folk magic tradition, chamomile is said known to bring luck.

Today, green witches still take herbal magic very seriously, using essential oils and creating small physic gardens in their own apartment. Be aware that this is a learned art: it’s extremely important to know the health effects of the herbs you plan to use or ingest as well as the magical benefits.

 

 

KITCHEN WITCH

A kitchen witch practices magic within their own home. Their magic is not based on any divine power or spiritual guidance, but that magic that can be found in the everyday routine. Their craft comes out while cooking, baking, and nesting while tapping into the power of their own intention.

Witchcraft and cooking have always gone hand-in-hand. During the late 15th and mid-18th century many of the 200,000 witches (mostly women) were tortured, hanged, or burned at the stake were accused of poisoning food. Even now, our classic image of a witch persists as a woman stirring her cauldron. There has always been a magical and ritualistic nature surrounding food. Like green witchcraft, kitchen witches use herbalism in their food-based magic—but kitchen witchery isn’t just about food. It can also be making a homemade offering to a deity, cleansing and protection your home, and so on.

 

SEA WITCH

A sea witch, also known as a water witch, works with the element water in order to tap into their magic. They feel a deep, powerful connection to the water—whether it is the ocean, sea, or lake. This powerful pull leads them to be more aware of their own mystical energies.

Sea witches have been found in many cultures throughout history. From the sea nymph Calypso of The Odyssey; Sycorax of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest; even Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. However, sea witches have a deeper history in mythology. In Norse mythology, sea witches were magical, malevolent feminine spirits who often took the form of mermaidsThese witches believed that their power and bond over the sea and tides was born of their worship for the moon. The triple goddess symbol holds particularly deep meaning for sea witches, as it represents the three phases of the monthly lunar cycle: waxing, full, and waning.

Along with praying to the moon, sea witches have had a long history with practicing dowsing, a method of divination for finding water, metals, even grave sites underground by using a Y-shaped stick made of hazel. Dowsing has been around since the Middle Ages, used frequently in Europe until its association with witchcraft caused the practice to be shunned; its legitimacy as a science is still up for debate. Contemporary sea witches may not be luring sailors to their deaths, but they are still incorporating water, weather, and the moon into their practices, finding their own magical connection with the sea.

 

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for March 8, 2019

COSMIC CALENDAR

Breathe a temporary sigh of relief after 72 hours of cosmic hocus-pocus. Strengthen your leadership credentials and assertive nature as the moon in Aries forms a supportive, 60-degree alliance with Venus in Aquarius (4:30 a.m.). Comfort needy children and elders in your family circle as the moon trines Ceres in fire signs (10:42 a.m.).

Your capabilities as a savvy entrepreneur are greatly enhanced throughout the day—courtesy of a constructive, 60-degree rapport between the sun in Pisces and Saturn in Capricorn (11:11 p.m.). Cautionary impulses overnight make sense as the lunar orb approaches squares with Saturn and Pluto (forming exactly at 12:45 a.m. and 8:57 a.m. tomorrow, respectively).

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Copyright 2018 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. 

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Calendar of the Moon for Friday, March 8

Calendar of the Moon
4 Fearn/Elaphebolion

Alder Tree Month

Color: Crimson
Element: Fire
Altar: Upon cloth of crimson set a flaming brazier filled with charcoal and incense.
Offerings: Purification. Write what has been dragging your down, and place it in the fire.
Daily Meal: Hot, nourishing food.

Fearn Invocation

Call: Now is the time of the warming of Earth.
Response: Now is the time of the Sun’s first warmth.
Call: Now is the time when the waters of Spring are banished.
Response: Now is the time when fire dries the flood.
Call: Now is the time when the heat rises within us.
Response: Now is the time when our tears are dried.
Call: Now is the time when our inner floods give way.
Response: Now is the time when our inner fields are greening.
Call: Like the birds who build their nests in the Spring….
Response: Like the creatures of the woods who brave the open fields…
Call: As they brave the world….
Response: So we now brave the world.
Call: As they seek sustenance of the body….
Response: So we seek sustenance of the soul.
Call: As they are driven forth by need and the cycle of life…..
Response: So we are driven forth by need and the cycle of life.
Call: No house can contain our souls….
Response: As no house contains the foundation on which it is built.
Call: We will be the piles that lift the house from the water….
Response: And we will lift our spirits from the winter’s flood.
Call: We will be the island in the river….
Response: The islands where the future is told…
Call: And we will see that future running like the current….
Response: Knowing not where it will lead….
Call: Save by the grace of the gods.
Response: Save by the grace of the Gods.

Chant:
We gather at the river
We bring fire to the water
Our fire burns within us
The river parts before us

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for Friday, March 8

Calendar of the Sun

Media Hiems

Color: White and grey
Element: Earth
Altar: Set out a cloth of white and grey, a vase of bare branches, a single grey candle, a pitcher of melted snow or rainwater, pots of earth, and seeds to be sown and nurtured in the greenhouse.
Offering: Seeds, preferably saved from the year before.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian.

Media Hiems Invocation

Earth that lies asleep
Waiting for the touch of the Sun
To grow in strength and light
And awaken thee to life,
We warm thee with our breath,
We prepare thee with our hands,
We plant thee with our hopes,
We await thy awakening
With faith in the coming of Spring.

Chant:
Breath warms thee
Hands prepare thee
Hope sows thee
Sun awaken thee.

(All take seeds and plant them in the pots of earth, water them, and breathe onto them, visualizing the seeds awakening and growing. The remainder of the water is poured out as a libation to the Earth. The pots are then taken to the greenhouse in procession to be nurtured until planting time.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Noteworthy Stellar Events for the Week

Noteworthy Stellar Events for the Week

Saturday March 9

  • 02:10 am – Sun sextile Saturn from Thursday to next Monday gives patience, perseverance and a strong work ethic. These attributes together with a sense of duty and serious attitude make this an excellent time to meet your goals. You will be determined to get practical results and make no mistakes. This is a good time to complete serious or difficult tasks. You may need to show your leadership qualities or be asked to instruct others. Younger people may seek out your wisdom and this is also a good time to ask for professional advice or that of your elders.

 

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The Sky This Week from March 8 to 10

The Sky This Week from March 8 to 10

After the crescent Moon has a close encounter with Venus in the March 2 predawn sky, it returns as a young Moon in the evening sky on the 7th and 8th.

Friday, March 8
If you couldn’t find the Moon yesterday evening, try again tonight. It lies 10° higher and shows a noticeably fatter — but still stunning — crescent phase. The Moon gains altitude quickly from night to night because the ecliptic — the apparent path of the Sun across the sky that the Moon and planets follow closely — makes a steep angle to the western horizon after sunset in March. It causes the Moon to gain 10° of altitude each evening despite moving only 11° eastward relative to the Sun.

Mars continues to put on a nice show these March evenings. It appears nearly 40° high in the west once twilight fades to darkness and doesn’t set until after 10:30 p.m. local time. The magnitude 1.3 Red Planet lies among the background stars of Aries the Ram. Unfortunately, Mars shows little if any detail on its 5″-diameter disk when viewed through a telescope.

Saturday, March 9
This is a good week to look for Sirius in the evening sky. The night sky’s brightest star (at magnitude –1.5) appears highest in the south just as twilight ends. It then lies about one-third of the way from the horizon to the zenith when viewed from mid-northern latitudes. (The farther south you live, the higher it appears.) If you point binoculars at Sirius, look for the pretty star cluster M41 in the same field, just 4° below the star.

Sunday, March 10
Jupiter continues to grow more prominent before dawn. The giant planet shines at magnitude –2.1 and climbs 25° high in the south-southeast by the first hint of twilight. A telescope reveals Jupiter’s 37″-diameter disk and at least two conspicuous cloud belts as well as the planet’s four bright Galilean moons.

For most people in the United States and Canada, daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. local time this morning. Set your clocks ahead one hour.

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Good Friday Morning, my dear sweet brothers & sisters of the Craft!

Blessed Be

I hope everyone is doing great this Friday morning. It is Friday, isn’t it? I am hoping like heck it is or else I have lost a day some place. We are running on an abbreviated schedule this morning. I hope you don’t mind. In fact, you seemed to enjoy it the other day, lol! But seriously, I have got to take the pup to the vet this afternoon and a few other things to get done. Life calls, what can I say?

As far as our new site is coming, it is coming. It is going to be a monster of a site too. Oh boy, is it ever. First of all, you know I suggested a new name for the site, The United States Pagan Alliance Network. Well, I guess the site I am building it on is a lot smarter than I am. I put the new name in and it kept kicking me back to “The United States Pagan Alliance.” I fought the website several times and the same thing kept happening, The United States Pagan Alliance. I finally gave up and decide what the heck the site was smarter than I was. Our new site’s name is officially “The United States Pagan Alliance.” I researched that name and no other site on the internet has that name so we are safe on that front. I had one lady comment from Mexico and I know I will probably hear from some in Canada about issues they want addressed. But somewhere along the line, I believe they feel since it is called “The United States…..” that we would not include them. I hate to tell you, you are wrong. As close as these two countries are to us, we would gladly extend our reach to you. So there is no problem there and I am sure the rest of the WOTC would agree with me. The only thing I ask is that you keep us abreast of the issues in your country.

I do like the new name of the site. It sounds official and it sounds like we are a powerful organization, which we will become eventually. I have found out all goods things do not happen overnight. You have to keep working at them and working at them. I said I wanted a name that you not only liked but I could really sink my teeth into, this one I can. I need your help though, this site has so many diverse topics on it, we need writers. When I say writers don’t run off on me. If you are familiar with one of the topics below and would like to write an article or viewpoint on the topic, we would love to have you. You don’t have to write a daily article, you can write a weekly article or even a monthly article. Let us know what is going on in your community that we need to be made aware of. You will find below a list of topics that are going to be addressed on the site, if any of them grab you and you want to write, feel free to let me know. We already have one writer who is writing a political article for the site and boy, do I love it. It is about one of my favorite politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York. I can’t help it, I associate that woman with farting cows, gee whiz! She wants to send us back to the stone age with her “New Green Deal,” in case you are not familiar with her, you will be.

Now on to the list of topics that are going to appear on our site so far. If there are any I have left out or any others that you can think of that need to be addressed, let me know. Remember this is your site. Here are the topics(oh, and they are in no particular order at this time):

Hatred & Bigotry

Human Rights

Homeless & Hunger

Gay Rights

Child Welfare

Veterans’ Affairs

Environmental Issues

National Disasters

Animal Rights

State by State Concerns

Women’s Rights

Men’s Rights

Bullying

National Security

Media Bias

Internet Scams

News Worthy Items of the Day??? (in other words got a shorter name for it?)

Tell me what you think. If you have a better name for some of these topics, I want to hear them. These are not set in stone yet so there is plenty of time to change any of them. Also if you want to add any to the list, feel free. Be glad to have them. I hope you, guys and gals are ready for this. Remember it is going to take all of us to make this happen. Another idea, if you are in a Pagan group or site, tell them about this new site launching and what it is going to involve. I know what most of them are going to say already, “the last time we mixed Politics with Religions, we got burned.” First of all, It isn’t going to happen this time, we have learned from our past. You ought to know me by now, I have the Burning Times scorched in my memory and I will not let that happen. Second, we are not a Political site, we are an Activism Site, Third, there are more Pagans in this nation than any other religion and that is a proven fact. More people are giving up on mainstream religions and coming to the faith-based ones more than ever now. Our numbers are enormous. We are now a forced to be reckoned with. We must always remember our past, never forget who we are and that we have issues and concerns just like everyone else. It is past time for our voice to be heard.  Remember that.

One more thing and I swear I will hush and get to work or else I will never get the pooch to the vet…………

It is International Women’s Day

Go do something nice for that special lady in your life today. Bring her breakfast in bed, a rose, just something to show her that you appreciate all she does for your everyday.

 

Have a very bless Friday, my dear sweet family,

All my love,

Lady of the Abyss

Yeah, I know, I promised I would hush but I forgot something. If you are interested in contributing to the new site you can email us at:

u.s.pagan_alliance_network@outlook.com