A Thought for Today

Today, dear Sisters, Brothers and Guest, I leave you with this thought…

 

Blessed be

One Way To Do A House Blessing

I do not recommend this to be done by novice Witches or anyone new to casting spells and/or The Craft. This is just one way of many you can use to bless your home.

WATER for PROTECTION RECIPE:

What you will need:

24 Ounce glass container with lid of rain or tap water
Add to it whatever amount feels right to you (nothing in potions is as simple as add 1 teaspoon of this or 1 Tablespoon of that it is all done by what feels right to each person doing it.) You do want MORE Salt the garlic in the mixture
Table Salt-No Iodine if possible
Powered Garlic
Roughly Ground or Broken into small pieces Rosemary
Use your Atheme, Ceremonial Knife, Wand or even a spoon you will use for only for mixing potions and/or herbs to mix the ingredients while reciting this spell:

“I bless this water and all it contains to keep my home and property protected from negative energy and entities, anything that may wish to harm those who dwell here,
Anyone living or dead who may try to do or say something against those that live here.
Keep us safe in all types of storms be it Elemental or man-made, physical, mental or emotional.
Make and keep our home a dry place,
A warm and safe place.
Let all who enter our home be filled with love and light
I ask Archangel Michael to surround our home and property with his protective white light.
These are my words THIS IS MY WILL So mote it be”

Strain the water into a bowl you can easily dip your fingers into.

HOW TO DO THE HOUSE BLESSING:

Using your power hand (the one you write with) dip your fingers into the Protection Water and using the sign of the Pentagram or an even sided cross you sprinkle the Water saying, “EVIL LEAVE DO NOT ENTER.” This is said with convection and in a firm voice. Re-dip fingers as soon as they feel even a little dry.

Starting from the doorway you enter through make the sign of a Pentagram or Cross at each of the four corners of the door frame (I do mine inside as well as outside). You then begin walking clockwise through the house stopping at EVERY corner, window, doorway (whether it is a door or and archway between two rooms or a closet or even a cabinet door), mirror, TV, cable box, DVD/Blu Ray/VHS player, computer (desk, laptop, tablet, etc), land line, cell phones, faucets, drains, radios, washer and it hoses, dryer and dryer vent, and everything else you may have that is a connection with the outside world and your home.

Next go to the second level of your home (if you have one); starting at the main entrance follow the same procedure to bless that level as you did on the main floor.

After that if you have a basement in your home bless everything that needs to be on that level.

Last place indoors is the attic (if you can get into it) bless everything that needs to be up there. If you can not get to your attic using a spray bottle, spray a little of the blessed water onto the ceiling in each room and the inside top of doorways.

Now go to the outside of the home. Bless the outside of all doors that the house can be entered through by either anyone living or dead or any type of entities; just as you did indoors. Also do a Pentagram or Cross on any door itself by dipping your fingers in the water draw the sign directly onto the door.

Last but not least you do the perimeter of your property. Strain the water into a spray bottle have the water coming out in a straight line rather than a mist, then just keep squeezing the trigger as you walk the out perimeter of your property. Start at the corner of your property closest to the main entrance of your home than walk clockwise and just keep repeating. “Evil leave do not enter”, in a firm, commanding voice until you reach the place you started at. Walk about two more feet back across where you started so the protection circle/square/rectangle is completely closed. If you have a lot of property you will want to walk a perimeter of the land you mow and/or use most often including a house vegetable garden if you grow one away from your normal yard.

Repeat the house blessing yearly both inside and out as many different negative things try to get at us. By doing it this way you can make sure the protection wards for your family are strong and nothing, has found a weak spot to cross into your property and/or home.

I have also used this as a body spray if I am going to some place where I may not know people. I mix a batch of protection water with less garlic and salt but the same amount of Rosemary. I mix the water and let it stand for two days then strain it. Do not make a lot of the body spray at once because it only smells nice for about two weeks and then the garlic is too strong.

I also spray this on a stone that I carry in my pocket whenever I go out to keep negativity away from myself. If you use this to empower a stone rinse it with running water every time you come home and say, “Water wash all negativity from this stone.” Place it outside or on a windowsill in the Sun to dry. After it is dry re-spray it with the Protection water.

The protection water can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. Or you can freeze it for up to a year. Make sure to strain the herbs out before placing in either fridge or freezer. When I freeze mine I use an ice-cube tray that way I can take out as many cubes to melt as I need the water for.

Copyright 2013 Lady Beltane

July 17th Daily Divination Digest

Today’s Divination Journal is a little different from what I usually post in it. I am trying this new way to see how you like it. If you prefer the way I have been doing the Divination Journal or if you would like me to change what is in it once in a while please let me know in the comments section below. Thank you!

Tarot Cards

GENERAL

Three of Wands

This suit, most often called “Wands” and sometimes called “Rods” or “Staves,” represents initiative, ambition, drive and desire. This is the suit of enterprise and risk-taking.

A Three in this suit symbolizes an inner balance that allows you to feel more optimistic about new endeavors you are committed to, or want to commit to. In the illustrated Tarots, the human character is standing on his balcony, watching ships leave the harbor, loaded with his goods for far-off ports, dreaming of the fortune he will reap if all goes well. Summon the optimism within you.

This energy must be patient and trusting, because he or she will have to wait some time to find out how the ships have fared. Meanwhile, a lot of resources are tied up until they return with the bounty. Only those truly confident in their ideas and abilities would undertake such a risk. This card represents the energy a person needs to take on great adventures and accomplish noble (and remunerative) deeds.

A detail that sometimes appears in the more esoteric Tarots is a winged wand with two snakes twining around it, called the Caduceus, which is Mercury’s wand. This is an ancient symbol of the healer or shaman, one who can travel between the worlds to rescue souls from death or possession. Perhaps the feeling of empowerment this card represents points to the internal mechanisms of self-healing. Perhaps it refers to the courage it takes to be an entrepreneur or an inventor, which is in itself a magical process — bringing not only opportunity for success, but also an awakening to higher potentials.

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Love

The Wheel of Fortune

Today, the truth is told and clears up a situation that has hung on and on. Take direct action now to clear up something that should have been handled long ago. The Wheel of Fortune selected you because you need to know that some parts of the conditions were out of your control. Some events are not the result of something you did. You do have control over how you deal with matters now.

 

Rune

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.

 

 

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

 

 

Crack the Cookie

 

 

 

July 17th Daily Correspondence Digest

Daily Horoscope

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 7 AM to 3 PM EDT today (4 AM to noon PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Because your concentration on home and family has been strong lately, it’s not surprising that you might have power struggles with someone, especially a parent. Think before you react! Take a moment so you don’t just react – you thoughtfully respond. Capisce?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Yowsers! Today is ripe for power struggles with others – be they siblings, relatives or encounters with routine contacts. Be careful because if you are distracted in heated dispute, this could lead to an accident. Therefore, pull in your reins. Be aware.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Don’t get your belly in a rash over financial matters today because it’s not worth it. (Of course, in the passion of the moment – it is.) But if you step back and take a long-range view, you will see that because you are having such a successful year, you can be big about things. Show largess.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Power struggles between you and someone close to you might take place today. But look at the definition of this type struggle? Why is it so important to have power and control? What is really going on? When the annals of history are written will any of this really matter? Doubtful.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Life is full of constant change and an illusion that we constantly harbour is that we can be in control of things. But we can’t. If we could, there would be no accidents, no sudden deaths, no fires and no heartbreak. Don’t be upset today about something over which you have no control.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

A serious dispute with a friend or perhaps one of your kids, might take place today. This dispute might also take place with a member of a group. Essentially, you are idealistically opposed and each of you seems to be stuck in your own POV. Does this sound enlightened?

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Steer clear of nasty quarrels with bosses, parents, teachers and the police because they could arise today. If so, what will you gain by standing up against them? If you are being abused, this is a different matter. But perhaps you are just rebelling for rebellion’s sake?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Disputes about politics, race or religion might take place today. You have to ask yourself what will this accomplish? Most likely, you will not change anyone else’s POV. Perhaps you just need to express your anger or your anxiety? Better to stay calm.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Arguments about money, responsibilities, shared property or issues related to inheritances and insurance might arise today. If so, this will be a serious standoff. (Bad Day at Black Rock.) Try to sidestep this kind of intense showdown if you can. You’ll feel better.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A power struggle with someone who is close to you might take place today. Actually, our closest relationships often entail power struggles. Who’s in control? Who’s calling the shots? Who is to blame? Who made this happen? This is a childish, simplistic interpretation of life, isn’t it?

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Equipment breakdowns at work are likely. Perhaps power struggles related to your pet or your job might take place. If they have an “all or nothing” characteristic to them – this is your first clue. Ultimatums like “all or nothing” are immature expressions of bullying.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Parents must be patient and tolerant with their kids today. Likewise, romantic partners must be forgiving with each other because power struggles can lead to painful misunderstandings and meaningless endings.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947) shares your birthday today. You cheery, compassionate and caring. You are also determined and ambitious. You are intelligent and are an interest conversationalist because you have excellent listening skills. This year is a gentler, quieter year for you. Your focus on partnerships and close friendships will be stronger. Because of this, you will be tactful and diplomatic in your conversations with everyone.

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Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On July 17

 Zodiac Sign Is Cancer

JULY 17 Birthday Horoscope reports that you are all-around intelligent people. You typically can grasp anything with a quick understanding of how things work. Your intellectual abilities will take you far ahead in life.

Those born on this birthday July 17th can be both contemporary and conventional. It‘s not uncommon for you to root for the little guy. In addition to your other personality traits, you can be pigheaded and tenacious, so conversations with you are never dull. You are likely to have a good sense of humor and feel that having fun has no age limit. Life is to a sincere.

Generally speaking, the July 17 birthday personality traits say that those born on this day can be compassionate, soft-hearted and loyal Crabs.

Your birthday characteristics suggest that you could be guilty of having an active imagination. Because of this, you will work on your hobbies. Sometimes, you cannot be sure of yourself, but you are likely to many talents.

According to the July 17th zodiac analysis, you are born to be successful. Those of you born on today have the patience to follow through and to deal with others and their attitudes. This Cancer birthday personality is a very honest and responsible one.

A Cancer in love is one who will walk away from an argument in a heartbeat. It is not because they are timid, but rather they seek peace and the security of a stable home environment. The astrology for July 17, predicts that you possibly want children and a responsive parent should present a calm and collected image.

The desire to have a soul mate is coupled with a vision of love, seduction, and romance. You love to be held and kissed. This is important to you, as sometimes you may be insecure. Mainly, these feelings are the result of your overactive imagination. So do not waste your time thinking of unwanted issues.

This Cancerian, according to the July 17 horoscope profile, sets goals and normally achieves them at rates favorable for success. This ability allows you to set targets that are more challenging and gives you the courage to dream bigger dreams.

Building a brighter tomorrow is directly related to your ambitious and materialistic institution. Additionally, you usually are focused on reaching the level of success that you dream this Cancer zodiac.

Because of your ability to spend wisely and save money, you could do well as a buyer or as a seller. Some say that flipping houses are a profitable business. In this case, you are encouraged to apply it as this sounds like a job made just for you.

If today is your birthday, these Cancer zodiac sign people are health conscious individuals. This could be because of your interest in being fit and your love of eating wholesome foods.

You play sports as a means to compete and stay active, but nothing takes the place of an actual doctor’s visit. Stress-related illnesses are common among those of you born on this day. You should monitor your levels of fatigue and mood swings.

The July 17th birthday personality shows that you are smart, compassionate and interesting conversationalists. You have the gift of gab, and therefore you would make an awesome and persuasive trader and bank officer.

You tend to daydream, and your dreams are destined to be a reality. Those born on this day are people with mood swings, as you tend to carry the burdens of other people’s problems. Although you have a mindset for stable home life, you can be insecure and lack confidence.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On July 17

Geezer Butler, Mark Burnett, Diahann Carroll, Phyllis Diller, David Hasselhoff, Art Linkletter, Donald Sutherland

See: Famous Celebrities Born On July 17

This Day That Year – July 17 In History

1549 – In Ghent, Belgium the Jewish people are driven out
1712 – The war between England, Portugal, and France is over
1775 – Hospital approved for military only
1879 – Hawaii’s railroads open for travel

July 17 Karka Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
July 17 Chinese Zodiac SHEEP

July 17 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Moon that is said to be the ruler of emotions and feelings and symbolizes your day-to-day routine and how the lunar energy manifests in your actions.

July 17 Birthday Symbols

The Crab Is The Symbol For The Cancer Zodiac Sign

July 17 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Star. This card symbolizes a period of transition before you come across excellent opportunities. The Minor Arcana cards are Four of Cups and Knight of Wands

July 17 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Scorpio: This is a love match in which sparks will fly but will be pretty compatible.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign GeminiThis relationship will be at odds with each other because of their different emotional natures.

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July 17 Lucky Numbers

Number 6 – This number signifies love, balance, providing and healing others.
Number 8 – This number signifies business, work, success, strength, and truth.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For July 17 Birthday

Cream: This is the color of relaxation and elegance that also shows warmth and brightness.
Maroon: This is a color that symbolizes increase in energy, controlled aggression, courage, and stimulation.

Lucky Days For July 17th Birthday

Monday: The day ruled by the Moon and symbolizes how you deal with your moods, feelings and understand others with your instincts.
Saturday: This day is ruled by Saturn and signifies the need for discipline and courage in life that can overcome the greatest of obstacles.

July 17 Birthstone Pearl

Your gemstone is Pearl that signifies innocence, purity, gentleness, and healing.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On July 17th

An assorted gift basket for the man and a hand-made scarf for the woman. The July 17 birthday horoscope predicts that you like intellectually stimulating gifts.

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Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the moon is one quarter of the way through its orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one-day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.

Visit the July 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s First Quarter Phase

The First Quarter on July 17 has an illumination of 51%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On July 17 the Moon is 7.46 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page. 

From Moongiant.com You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born. 

Custom Planetary Positions

 

Northern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America 

July 17, 2021
03:00 pm GMT 10:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Cancer 15
Moon:27 Libra 52
Mercury:09 Cancer 16
Venus:24 Leo 43
Mars:22 Leo 21
Jupiter:01 Pisces 02 Rx
Saturn:11 Aquarius 19 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 20
Neptune:23 Pisces 04 Rx
Pluto:25 Capricorn 34 Rx
True Lunar Node:09 Gemini 46
Mean Lunar Node:08 Gemini 24 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):29 Taurus 55
Chiron:12 Aries 56 Rx
Ceres:25 Taurus 44
Pallas:27 Pisces 42 Rx
Juno:09 Sagittarius 05 Rx
Vesta:29 Virgo 18
Eris:24 Aries 47
Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:6
Fixed:6
Mutable:7

Southern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  

The date in ( ) is because we post this from the Northern Hemisphere. So, this post goes live at 7:00 AM AEST on the date that appears before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we had to use to get the right time for the Southern Hemisphere. This is why the GMT time is at 9:00 PM.

18 July (17) 2021
09:00 pm GMT 7:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Cancer 29
Moon:01 Scorpio 23
Mercury:09 Cancer 43
Venus:25 Leo 01
Mars:22 Leo 30
Jupiter:01 Pisces 01 Rx
Saturn:11 Aquarius 18 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 21
Neptune:23 Pisces 04 Rx
Pluto:25 Capricorn 34 Rx

True Lunar Node:09 Gemini 46
Mean Lunar Node:08 Gemini 23 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):29 Taurus 57

Chiron:12 Aries 56 Rx
Ceres:25 Taurus 49
Pallas:27 Pisces 42 Rx
Juno:09 Sagittarius 04 Rx
Vesta:29 Virgo 25

Eris:24 Aries 47

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:3
Water:6
Cardinal:5
Fixed:7
Mutable:7

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com  To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  For Your Local Time and Date 

Days of the Week Correspondences

Saturday

It’s the end of the week for many of us, so Saturday—named for the god Saturn—is a good time to wrap things up. Associated with the colors black and dark purple, and the metal lead, this day is also connected to the goddess Hecate. Gemstones like Apache tear, obsidian, and hematite are all connected to Saturday’s magic, as are plants such as thyme, mullein, and the cypress tree.

When it comes to magical workings, focus on agriculture and creativity, fortune and hope, protection and banishment of negativity. Put up a barrier to keep the unwelcome out, eliminate the things that make you miserable, and wash your hands of anything other than your hopes, dreams, and goals.

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