July 24th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot

Today’s Tarot card reading comes from The Green Witch Tarot Deck and The Green Witch Tarot Companion by Ann Moura. With the art done by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard. Copyright 2015 The 4 suits in this deck have an element the each relate to: The pentacle is related to the element of earth. The athame is related to the element of air. The wand is related to the element of fire. The chalice is related to the element of water.

General

Nature – 15 in Major Arcana

Pages 76 to 78

This is the card of wild Nature, where the path chosen may be joyful and unrestricted or fraught with unseen dangers and overgrown vines. Here the trapper is setting a bear trap, unaware that the bear is behind him, watching. The man is equally oblivious to the fauns of the wilderness dancing in a distant clearing, one even beckoning to the bear.

Choices are the highlight of this card, as are possible repercussions. The warning is that short-term goals that require personal sacrifice are not always in one’s best interests. Will the bear join in the revelry of the nature spirits, or will it risk being entrapped by reaching into something unnatural? People also choose the direction they travel in their lives, and sometimes what originally seems like a blessing turns out to be false. Then the choice becomes whether or not to liberate oneself. Staying in the job that pays well but has an unpleasant work environment or staying in an unrewarding relationship because of the experience of other only two examples of how one may take on undesired burdens. The restrictions that are self-imposed may also be self-released, so that one may better savory the joy of life and dance with the fauns. One may choose to act freely, to laugh at the result if necessary, or be tied to a situation, a way of life, or an attitude that is not enjoyed or liked.

Following the natural desire and inclination to find satisfaction in life is a matter of conscious deliberation and decision, whether in areas of attitude, materialism, or spirituality. Yet there is the allure of trying to control the material world or letting desire rule a person. The Divine in nature offers harmony in living a natural life, enjoying the material aspects as well as the spiritual, and regaining control over one’s life and laughing at the tripping vines. This comfortable relationship with nature is part of the path of the Craft, allowing one to be linked with nature and the divine. Comfrey, symbolizing binding, control, and liberation from control, grows close to the trap. The black bear represents endurance, introspection, and decisions.

Meaning: Accept or release self-imposed restrictions, follow inclinations, potential is obstructed or unleashed, allow the natural course to flow, freedom, choose what appeals.

Prompt Words: Choice of restriction or freedom.

 Love

Six of Chalices

Pages 208 to 209

This is a card of nostalgia, remembering and making happy memories. A reunion or an unexpected encounter with someone from the past is possible. With thoughts directed to the past, there may be an attempt to bring comfort or ideals of the past to be realized in the present. There may be a desire to relive good memories in the present, as when a parent passes a tradition or hobby interest down to children and grandchildren, or when one attempts to repeat one’s childhood in parenting. This could lead to disappointment when what was meaningful to one is not received with enthusiasm by the beneficiary. The initial disappointment could be liberating opportunity to step beyond the wistfulness of the past and move into the reality of the present, to be able to acknowledge and appreciate the differences of others. There is both longing for the good old days and a desire to bring some of those good memories into the present, but with care an relevance to the current life. Living in the past can create a sense of melancholy, yet there may be connections to the past that can be utilized to manifest past dreams in the present.

Marjoram, an herb of happy memories, comfort, connections, and family, is carried by the girl. A canary, a symbol of companionship, happiness, and harmony, is carried in a cage by the boy.

Meaning: Longings, happy memories, harmony, reminiscence, reunions, expectations manifested, self-analysis, renewal.

Prompt Words: Happy memories, renewal.

Rune

From The Rune Site

Sowulo

Sound: “s”
Stands for: Sun
Color: Yellow
Casting meaning: With the help of this rune we tend to be able to see things more clearly. Like the sun sheds light on dark times, with Sowulo we too can find the light during dark times.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

The Moon

The Flight Rune stands for a time when you will finally break free and overcome obstacles that have impeded your progress.

You can look forward to a time when all communications; physical, meta-physical and spiritual are of great importance.

Expect to be given news that will alter your direction. Look to gain sudden insights and crucial revelations.

This rune signifies the kind of communication that changes your course of action, so there may be shake-ups or surprises in events you had already planned.

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Straith

This symbol, used for the sound St, is Straith (sometimes seen as Straif), the Blackthorn tree. A symbol of authority and control, the Blackthorn is connected to strength and triumph over adversity. Blackthorn is a tree (although some might argue it’s more of a really big shrub) of winter, and its berries only ripen after the first frost. White flowers appear in the spring, and the bark is black and thorny.

On a medicinal level, Blackthorn berries–sloe berries–are brewed to make a tonic (this is what Sloe Gin is made from). The tonic can be used as a laxative and/or diuretic, as well as a skin astringent. In folklore, the Blackthorn has a fairly unpleasant reputation. An English legend refers to a devastating winter as a “Blackthorn Winter.” It also represents the darker side of magic and witchcraft. Because it’s a plant that becomes hardy when all around it is dying, it is associated with the Dark Mother, the Crone aspect of the Goddess, particularly the Cailleach in some parts of Scotland and Ireland. There is also a strong connection to the Morrighan, because of Blackthorn’s association with the blood and death of warriors. In fact, in early Celtic culture, the Blackthorn was popular for its use in the cudgel shillelagh.

Straith Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to change. Your plans may be altered, or even destroyed, so plan to deal with it. The appearance of Straith often indicates the influence of external forces.

Magical Aspects: You’re at the beginning of a new journey, and there will be some surprises–possibly unpleasant ones–along the way. Overcoming these obstacles will give you strength. Realize that you–and your life–are changing.

Numerology

From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

Six

The 6 is considered the most harmonious of all single-digit numbers in numerology.

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 6: THE CARETAKER

The most important attribute of the 6 is its loving, caring nature. Aptly nicknamed the motherhood/fatherhood number, the 6 is all about sacrifice, healing, protecting, and teaching others.

No family or community can function without the attention of the 6 – it is the glue that keeps a family and community together.

Creating an environment of peace and harmony is always at the forefront.

Home, family, and friends are top priorities. People with a 6 in their core numbers often focus on the young, the old, and those less fortunate.

The 6 is sympathetic, favors the underdog, and has a keen sense of what is fair and just. Perceiving injustice, the 6 will sacrifice immense time and effort to set things straight. Highly responsible, the 6 can be counted on to show up and do more than their fair share of the work. People with a 6 can be demanding, but they will work in the background when needed, without an expectation of reward.

The 6 is graceful, warm, and has a good sense of humor.

They are well respected in the workplace due to their sense of duty and responsibility – but also because they are genuinely well-liked. Many 6’s can be found in teaching, healing, counseling, construction, the legal field, and law enforcement.

On the negative side, the 6 can be jealous and small-minded, often focusing on small details while ignoring the bigger picture (often to their own detriment).

Not always the best judge of character, the 6 has been known to sacrifice for a person or cause not worth the price.

At times, the 6 can become too involved in the lives of those held dear, to the point where concern becomes intrusive and meddling. On the other hand, the 6 – ever sacrificing – can become a doormat to be abused and trampled on. The 6 is idealistic, trusting, and easy to take advantage of.

The 6 can be conventional, and must be wary of adopting the opinions of others instead of using their own mind.

They can also be smug and arrogant, especially toward authority figures and institutions. Sometimes annoyingly self-righteous, the 6 can become an intolerant zealot. A disproportional number of people with OCD have the 6 prominent in their charts and can suffer from anxiety and other phobias.

The 6, while loving, caring, and full of sympathy for others, can be self-centered and egotistical if people at the receiving end don’t show the gratitude expected. Typically, however, those fortunate enough to receive the attention of the 6 genuinely appreciate and cherish them in return.

Numerology views no number as without weaknesses and faults; that said, the 6 remains the most harmonious and stable among them. Perhaps for that reason, when the 6 (occasionally) falls into discord, it can become the most destructive and dangerous of all numbers. Beware of a cynical or angry 6, who can become a merciless wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

To read more about the Lion please use this link

Lion Symbolism, Meaning & The Lion Spirit Animal

Lion symbolism and meaning include majesty, courage, strength, protection, family, wisdom, and other admirable traits. Lions once roamed throughout the African continent as well as parts of Asia and Europe. So, the lion is a subject in the mythologies and folklore of many cultures around the world. In addition, the lion spirit animal is a power animal for those who feel a special kinship with these giant cats. Others are simply starstruck by their magnificence. In this post, you’ll learn about lion symbols and meanings, lion mythology, the lion spirit animal, and more.

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July 24th Daily Correspondence Digest

Daily Horoscope Saturday, July 24, 2021

Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Aquarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you might have pie-in-the-sky plans for something to do with your home or your family. (It’s a Neptune thang.) Or perhaps, you will have a heart-to-heart conversation with a family member? Whatever happens, you will want to help others today.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You might spend a lot of time daydreaming and not getting much done today. Don’t worry because we all need days like this. Sometimes dreams are very refreshing. Because your imagination will be stimulated, you might come up with some creative ideas.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Be careful about major purchases or financial ideas today because you might be influenced by subconscious fantasies. For example, you might buy something extravagantly luxurious and later regret it. Or you might have unrealistic plans about how to make money.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today Mercury is in your sign dancing with fuzzy Neptune, which heightens your sympathy for others. It’s easy for you to put yourself in their place and know exactly how they feel in a particular situation. This is actually a good thing. Compassion and kindness are so important.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your sympathy for someone today might be so strong that you feel you will do whatever you can to help them because you are truly selfless. In other words, you’re prepared to make a sacrifice on behalf of someone else. Sometimes this is the noble thing to do. Sometimes not.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today you might idealize a friend, especially someone younger than you, and want to help them. Possibly, you will join forces with a charitable group and do what you can to benefit others who need help? You might also hang out with a friend and just relax in a dreamy way.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A discussion with a parent, boss or someone in authority might include your concern to try to help people who are less fortunate today. That’s because you feel sympathy for others, and you will use your influence or the influence of someone else if you can help to make a situation better. (A good thing to do.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today you might be interested in psyche subjects or anything to do with the occult. This is because your imagination is heightened and you are more interested in dreamy fantasies and unusual ideas. You want to explore something new.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Be careful because Mercury is in one of your Money Houses today and yet, because it is dancing with Neptune, it will make you feel great sympathy for others. You might want to use your money or encourage others to use theirs to help a third party. Make sure you know what you’re doing.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A conversation with a partner or close friend will be mutually sympathetic today because it’s easy for you to appreciate where this other person is coming from. You will want to benefit them if you can. You will certainly want to help them if they need help.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today you will excel at any kind of work that requires imagination. You might also become involved in working with animals or pets today, especially if you can alleviate their suffering. For those of you at work, you might become a sympathetic ear for a coworker.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your creative abilities are heightened today simply because your imagination is in overdrive. This means you will excel at any kind of artistic work or creative efforts that require an appreciation of fantasy and design. You’re in the zone!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Rose Byrne (1979) shares your birthday today. You have a dreamy, whimsical quality; and yet, you are a logical, practical planner who is concerned about security. People enjoy your company and often ask for your advice. You are in a year of learning and teaching this year. Grab every opportunity to learn in a formal way or through travel because whatever you learn will enrich your life.

Click here for Georgia Nicols’ Daily Horoscopes

Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On July 24

Zodiac Sign Is Leo

JULY 24 birthday horoscope shows that your zodiac sign is Leo, and you are people that take great responsibility for themselves and others. Because of this, you are likely to be the peacemaker of the family or group. You have a practical mind and will make all decisions based on your thoughts.

As a July 24 birthday personality, you are devoted to your loved ones as you feel you have to protect them. However, you are emotional and sensitive. It is in your nature to be this way. Sometimes, you take things to seriously, and your feelings could be hurt as a result.

Additionally, it is said in the July 24 horoscope profile that you are capable of playing an instrument or have a great singing voice. Combined with a creative imagination, you are inclined to be successful in areas relating to communication or investments.

Those born on this birthday July 24 are likely to be organized and tend to plan most things including retiring with a large bank account.

As the July 24 zodiac meanings rightly say, you naturally seek security and are rational. You have an enthusiastic quality that is open to innovative ideas.

What your birthday says about you is that you are not afraid to take charge of situations as people usually come to you when they need a helping hand. The July 24 birthday characteristics of someone who is born under the zodiac sign of Leo is to naturally help people who are less fortunate as giving them a hand up is certainly satisfying to you. It‘s often that you are misunderstood because of this.

By being the giving person you are, you could open up areas that are less desirable. You have some colorful friendships. The July 24th birthday personality characteristics say you talk to everybody the young, the old, and the miserable. You do not believe in age, caste, creed while making friends.

This Leo, according to the  July 24th horoscope analysis, who experience feelings of love tends to be open and trusting too soon. Idealistically, you hold romantic thoughts of a perfect life with a lover that is passionate and true. While this is not much to ask, the Lion born on this day expects much more.

Sometimes, it is hard for anyone to connect with you in the ways you think you need. With a sad face, you continue to search for that special someone. You look for a commitment that is dedicated to loving you completely and unconditionally. More so, you want someone who will be supportive and well good in bed. As a negative quality, this person born in the Cancer Leo cusp July 24 can be a green-eyed and envious.

The Leo zodiac birthday predictions for July 24 forecast that a compatible line of business for a Leo personality is one that provides mental stimulation. You tend to be cautious when making this choice as jobs that are menial don‘t interest you whatsoever.

Although you can effectively communicate, you can be changeable and frustrated when attempting to make those kinds of occupations work for you. Now, let’s talk about your money. Leo’s nature is to make money.

You are strong in your drive to be successful. However, you tend to splurge every now and again on frivolous items. Luckily for you, it does not change your status as you may have a future so bright, it will make others envious.

According to the July 24th horoscope, the health of a Leo personality is one that is pretty good. For someone who is not paying attention to his or her well-being, you could be affected by depression.

This lack of interest could prove that you are overworked and times such as these, you are careless, and accidents are likely to happen. Nonetheless, you do find the time to work out. On the same note, Leo birthday people tend to overeat as a means to console yourself.

Those born today are Leo’s that are likely to referee or mediator for friends and family. You have a creative mind that could be your ticket to success. However, you are sometimes misunderstood but usually, have a strong business sense.

Having this quality, you incline to bank your money. There are times when you splurge on spending and eating. Either could have an impact on you financially and physically.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On July 24

Amelia Earhart, Barry Bonds, Lynda Carter, Rick Fox, Jennifer Lopez, Karl Malone, Michael Richards

See: Famous Celebrities Born On July 24

This Day That Year – July 24 In History

1577 – Don Juan accused of treason in Brussels
1651 – A black free man, Anthony Johnson, gets ownership of 250 acres in VA
1870 – US rail service established
1929 – A 60-year-old wins a race from NY to SF lasting over two months

July 24 Simha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
July 24 Chinese Zodiac MONKEY

July 24 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet isSunthat symbolizes healing and transformation.
Your ruling planet is Moon that symbolizes an intuitive and homely personality.

July 24 Birthday Symbols

The LionIs The Symbol For The Leo Star Sign
The Crab Is The Symbol For The Cancer Zodiac Sign

July 24 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Lovers. This card symbolizes new ideas, partnerships, and conflicts in making choices. The Minor Arcana cards are Five of Wands andKnight of Wands

July 24 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This can be a fiery, passionate and loving relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign ScorpioThis love match between two extremely stubborn people will not succeed.

See Also:

July 24 Lucky Numbers

Number 4 – This number signifies organization, loyalty, stability, confidence, and patience.
Number 6 – This number signifies responsibility, honesty, balance, and guardianship.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For July 24 Birthday

Pink: This color stands for innocence, intuition, love, and pleasantness.
Gold: This is a bright color that stands for richness, extravagance, knowledge, light, and positivity.

Lucky Days For July 24 Birthday

Sunday – This is the day of Sun that helps you to be determined to achieve your goals as well as motivate others.
Friday – This is the day of Venus that symbolizes charm, liveliness, love, and happiness.

July 24 Birthstone Ruby

Your lucky gemstone is Ruby which is a symbol of royalty, vanity, strength, and authority.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On July 24th

A box of imported cigars for the man and a Hermes silk scarf for the woman. The July 24 birthday horoscope predicts that you love gifts that are value for money.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Full Moon phase. During a Full Moon the moon is 100% illuminated as seen from Earth and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Moon will be visible throughout the night sky rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning. The point at which a Full Moon occurs can be measured down to a fraction of a second. The time it takes between full moons is known as a Synodic month and is 29.530587981 days long. Keep track of all the Full Moons throughout the year on the Full Moon Calendar >

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

Today’s Full Moon Phase

The Full Moon on July 24 has an illumination of 100%. 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 24 the Moon is 15.21 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.comYou 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.

Constellations

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 24, 2021
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Leo 01
Moon:09 Aquarius 59
Mercury:23 Cancer 01
Venus:03 Virgo 13
Mars:26 Leo 46
Jupiter:00 Pisces 24 Rx
Saturn:10 Aquarius 49 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 30
Neptune:22 Pisces 59 Rx
Pluto:25 Capricorn 24 Rx
True Lunar Node:09 Gemini 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Gemini 01 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):00 Gemini 42
Chiron:12 Aries 54 Rx
Ceres:27 Taurus 59
Pallas:27 Pisces 26 Rx
Juno:08 Sagittarius 35 Rx
Vesta:02 Libra 20
Eris:24 Aries 47 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:6
Mutable:8

Southern Hemisphere

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

25 July 2021
02:00 am GMT 12:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Leo 22
Moon:15 Aquarius 16
Mercury:23 Cancer 48
Venus:03 Virgo 40
Mars:27 Leo 01
Jupiter:00 Pisces 22 Rx
Saturn:10 Aquarius 47 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 31
Neptune:22 Pisces 58 Rx
Pluto:25 Capricorn 23 Rx
True Lunar Node:09 Gemini 28 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Gemini 00 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):00 Gemini 45
Chiron:12 Aries 54 Rx
Ceres:28 Taurus 06
Pallas:27 Pisces 24 Rx
Juno:08 Sagittarius 34 Rx
Vesta:02 Libra 30
Eris:24 Aries 47 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:6
Mutable:8
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

Saturday’s Magick Candle

black candleLight a black candle to symbolize the heat of the hearth. Meditating with a black candle brings spiritual protection as it absorbs hostility, unfriendliness, curses and more. Black candles aren’t evil, they help us stay protected from harm.

Ruling Deities 🙏

Wiccan Goddess Bast Wiccan Goddess Hecate Wiccan Goddess Hestia Wiccan God Saturn

Crystals for Saturdays 💎

Sapphire, Black Tourmaline, or Amethyst.

Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.

A Saturday Potion 🍵

Black tea daily ritualDrink a cup of Black Tea to connect with Saturday’s infallible inspiration. Black tea has a higher rate of theine than other teas, so it is a powerful stimulant. Its rich aroma promotes an awakening of the senses and its fluorine contents can help prevent cavities! ¹.

For More on Saturday’s Correspondences

 

Thoughts on Black Magick

Lady of the Abyss is has a way to teach us new things from the Spirit Plane by me reposting a post of hers done on October 2, 2111.

Thoughts on Black Magick by Sylvana SilverWitch

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Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?
Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2

Black magick, the black arts, the left hand path_ the words conjure a reaction, a chill, raise the hair on the nape of your neck. I invariably imagine zombies, the voodoo walking undead or secret virgin sacrifices. I think, too, of dolls with needles stuck in them for malicious revenge spells, of death, injury and illness.

First, let’s examine magick; what is it precisely? There are numerous interpretations, and each person you ask will have their own. My favorite definition of magick is that of S.L. MacGregor Mathers, one of the founding members of the Golden Dawn. He characterizes magick as: “The Science of the Control of the Secret Forces of Nature.” I do like to commune with those secret forces, and to fancy I might have some influence, however small, over them. Ha, ha, ha!

Another explication is from the famous old grimoire, The Lemegeton, or The Lessor Key of Solomon. It states: “Magick is the Highest, most Absolute, and Most Divine Knowledge of Natural Philosophy, advanced in its works and wonderful operations by a right understanding of the inward and occult virtue of things; so that true Agents being applied to proper Patients, strange and admirable effects will therefore be produced. Whence magicians are profound and diligent searchers into Nature; they, because of their skill, know how to anticipate an effect, the which to the vulgar shall seem to be a miracle.”

Old Uncle Al (Aleister Crowley, pronounced Cro-lee) had another one of the finest: “The Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.” This leaves a lot of room for doing what you please, but Uncle Al was especially big on free will anyway. I believe he would, even now, approve of black magick.

Another one of my favorites is that of a fellow, described by Doreen Valiente, who said in her book An ABC of Witchcraft: “Black magick can be defined as what the other fellow does!” Isn’t that the truth!? I have listened to this from a lot of people, who really can’t tell you what black magick would be – except a spell to kill someone – and I asked lots of people this question! They can’t describe it themselves, but it’s what “So and so” does! They know it when they see it!

When I sat down to compose this article I speculated, what would people want to apprehend about black magick? I would want to understand – what is it specifically? This is not always simple to define, the edges are blurred in some cases.

So, what actually is black magick? Is it all of these, or any of them? According to the Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft: “Magic is variously described as white, black and gray, but actually it has no color. Magic is neutral and amoral. It can be bent to good, evil or ambiguous purposes, depending on the intent of the practitioner.” “The distinction between white and black magic is fairly modern,” according to occultist A.E. Waite, “and depends upon sharp contrast between good and evil spirits.”

According to certain people, there is apparently no such thing as “black” magick. Other people have differing opinions, like The Modern Witch’s Spellbookby Sarah Lyddon Morrison has a whole section, along with the charms and talismans, love spells and potions, that describes black magick and its applications. It is complete with specific spells: “to torment, but not permanently injure,” or like “punishing a faithless lover,” or “to cause a lot of agony,” and “how to make a marriage unhappy.”

Wait, there’s more: “To maim and kill,” and detailed instructions on “how to dig up a coffin” to get your hands on some coffin nails (presumably for other weird spells). To Sarah’s credit, the chapter on black magick includes a segment about ethics and contains plenty of admonitions about what not to do, and how you should never render black magick in haste. It goes on to caution you about what happens if you’re not positively certain about your victim or whether they actually did what you think they did, or deserve the results your efforts.

So, I guess it’s okay with her, as long as you heed the instructions – this seems to be the theory of quite a few people outside the Northwest. Speaking of the Northwest, I have discovered that people here are inclined to be a bit more conservative (or politically correct), than they are ordinarily.

When I began in the Craft, it was much more permissible to use your art for advantage or protection or even for retribution: the sort of things that are, today, considered by many to be black magick. This whole thing about the politically correct manner in which to do magick, or whether it’s okay to work magick at all – positively annoys me! I say, “What variety of witch doesn’t practice magick?” I have known a number of them here in the Seattle area. Hmmmmmmm. Maybe that’s one of the distinctions between “Wiccans” and “Witches” – I am a Witch, with a capital “W.” I am not, however, a Wiccan, and that’s okay.

I remember when the domain of the witches was just that, the dark side. We were outside the edges of society anyway, and we knew we had power and we weren’t afraid to use it. People came frequently to implore me to work a spell for them: to bring back an errant lover, to get a particular job, to get back at a person who had harmed them. I usually sent them away with instructions on how to resolve the situation themselves, though in certain circumstances it was acceptable to do the spell for them. What happened? Why is it not okay anymore to exercise your power? Why has the Craft become so boringly P.C.?

“The driving force behind black magic is hunger for power.” So says Richard Cavendish in The Black Arts,one of the first books about magick that I bought when I was about sixteen, thinking that “this must be what it is.” Cavendish also says, “The magician sets out to conquer the universe. To succeed he must make himself master of everything in it – evil as well as good, cruelty as well as mercy, pain as well as pleasure.” This makes sense, right? According to almost everyone that I have talked to, those who have been in the Craft for over 10 years, they all started out in search of power. Or at least that’s what they thought at the time. Many began by practicing black magick and proceeded logically, after getting their butts kicked (proverbially or not), to the Craft as we now know it and what they ended up finding is their own power.

When I was younger, and did not know any better – I, too, believed any magick that would work was great. If you could get someone to do what you wanted or to fall in love with you, or whatever, you were a clever witch. It is much easier to do what is now referred to as black magick when you’re young; you frequently have a lot of emotion invested in it, so there’s no wonder a neophyte might be successful with it.

My personal definition of black magick, if there is such a thing, about which I am still ambiguous, is: working magick that is meant to hurt, harm or to cause the loss of free will or to hinder someone else or a situation. Further, it can be just pulling on someone’s energy without his or her permission, and knowledge. Sometimes this is not done maliciously or mean-spiritedly, for instance working love magick to get a specific person, or healing a person who maybe needs the rest that illness provides. So in my opinion, you should be very careful. It works – it works well so you better be very sure! There is so much negativity floating around in the atmosphere that it’s easy to gather that up and direct it without much effort or skill. Should you do it? I can’t tell you that, but I don’t recommend doing anything questionable unless you really know what you’re doing and are absolutely willing to suffer the consequences of the threefold law of return. Because the problem is, it will come back to you, and you should be ready to have your butt kicked by it.

In my class, I teach that there’s no color to magick, that it all just is and it’s a matter of the intent that creates the Karma. I do my best now to avoid situations that might get me into a position where I’d be inclined to have to use my magick in such a way. I also teach my students personal responsibility, and I practice it myself. I would hope that all grown-up witches would do the same. That is the secret, in my opinion. There are not many people willing to take responsibility for themselves and their actions. I have heard many people complain about this and that, and how they wish it would be different to accommodate them. I say stop complaining and do something for yourself! Use magick if you will and remember to be mindful of your intent!

Lady Beltane Sage Podcast Interview

This is the link that take you to listen to Lady Beltane Sage talks about Heart’s Spirit Coven coven and witchcraft in general.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/strangethings/episodes/2019-09-27T10_28_07-07_00