There seems to be something wrong with our personal accounts this morning. Our accounts will not allow us to add graphics to our posts. I will be switching over to Lady of the Abyss’s account to see if it is any better there.
There seems to be something wrong with our personal accounts this morning. Our accounts will not allow us to add graphics to our posts. I will be switching over to Lady of the Abyss’s account to see if it is any better there.
Through the ages I have travelled
I have seen all there is to know
I have entered the space that lies untouched
My power has bridged time
Energy has filled the void
Their voices can be heard
I know what they have been taught
Their memories travel with me
For I know who they are
Our circle remains unbroken
For they call to me
I have come freely to know them
They have passed their knowledge to me
I can feel their thoughts
Their wisdom is mine
From time to time
From Witch to Witch
We are one …
A Witch’s Prayerbook
Jacob is suppose to be released from the hospital today. It will be week tomorrow since his horrible accident. We have all missed his smiling face and wonderful spirit around here. We are excited that he is now well enough to come home. Lady A told us the doctors have come in and told them he was going to be released today. All of his tests came back looking good and now he is ready to go. They made him promise no more four wheeling, ever!.
We have several things we have to get done around here, not here at Lady A’s cabin. We are going to straighten it up and check her fridge. I know Lord M and Joseph have been running in and out to grab things for her. No telling what shape it is in. We plan on going to the grocery and purchasing some of Jacob’s favorite things and putting them in the fridge for him. Also something easy for Lady A to cook since she hates to cook.
We have asked Lynette to finish up the magickal symbols that Lady A started about a week ago. We have left another lady with her to help her navigate the “scary” site as she calls it. I am in hope she will finish the symbols for Lady A. If not, the other lady will.
I wanted to share the good news this morning that our boy is coming home today. I would like to express to all of you, thank you for your prayers and blessings you have sent to Jacob and Lady A.
This card is traditionally entitled The Page, but in some modern decks appears as a Princess. The traditional interpretation is about a messenger, an emissary or liaison between separate camps, charged with faithfully representing one side’s communications to the other. Because of this role, we do not think of this person as a servant, but rather as a diplomat, facilitating sensitive negotiations, often under difficult conditions.
This person is acting as the eyes and ears of her patron, and so she is sometimes referred to as The Watchman. Even kings are powerless if this messenger chooses to use her access to sensitive information for her own gain, as is implied by her other name, The Spy.
She could even be working as a double agent, playing both sides against each other to serve her own agenda. Her title is really camouflage in itself, serving as protective coloration so she can move among the people unrecognized, collecting information anonymously. Her vigilance often conceals an ulterior motive. She is a watcher who must herself be watched, because she dreams of someday taking matters into her own hands, preempting the plans of her employers.
The Sun is an invitation to a supportive relationship in which you can be yourself around your significant other. You feel relaxed and loved, with a sense of peace of heart. You’ve struck gold and entered into a new realm. Keep looking if this is not how you feel because it is how things should be. You can’t expect improvement in a long-term union if you do not take effective steps to create it.
The Judgment card represents a sexual awakening, and now that you aren’t afraid to move in a new direction, a whole new world awaits you. What sex positions do you want to try, and which fantasies have you been dying to act out? Being honest with yourself and potential partner(s) about the details of what you desire will help you get what you want faster, and the end result will be much more satisfying. And above all, enjoy your sexual liberation!
“Man-az” – Literally: “Mankind”
Esoteric: Humankind, awareness
Rune of the Divine structure of intelligence in the human soul or psyche. Rune of the horizons of human existence and collective potential.
Psi: mind & memory (Hugin & Munin), the difference between human and all other life, development of the intellect, rational mind, perfected intelligence
Energy: psychic order of the gods reflected in humankind, projection of Self into time
Mundane: thinking, planning, analysis, the human condition, people at large (contemporary: the masses)
Divinations: Divine structure, sustainability, intelligence, awareness, social order, divine influence in life; or depression, mortality, blindness, self-delusion, collective suicide, bigotry, elitism, intellectual arrogance.
Realization of the divine structure in humankind
Increase in intelligence, memory and mental powers (passing tests)
Unlocking the third-eye hvel, the “mind’s eye”
Activating the dynamics of your own inner Christus, or Higher Self
Awareness of our roles as co-creator with the gods and nature
Mental and spiritual potential
Insofar as The Craft Of The Wise is the most ancient and most honourable creed of humankind, it behoves all who would be witches to act in ways that give respect to the Old Gods and Goddesses, to their brothers and sisters of The Craft, and to themselves
Chivalry is a high code of honour, which is of most ancient Pagan origin and must be lived by all who follow the Old Ways.
Know well that thoughts and intent put forth will wax strong on many planes of existence and return, bringing into creation that which has been sent forth. For this reason the adept must exercise discipline over his or her thoughts. Remember, ” as you sow, so shall you harvest”
It is only by preparing our minds to be as Gods that we may one day unite with the Godhead.
“This above all … to thine own self be true…”
A witch’s word must have the validity of a signed and witnessed document. It is only by developing such mental discipline that great power may be controlled and directed
It is well to refrain from speaking ill of others for not all truths of the matter may be known
Pass not unverified words about another. For the most part hearsay is a thing of falsehoods
Be honest with others. Have them know that honesty is likewise expected of them
The fury of the moment plays havoc with the truth. Strive always to keep your head
Harm not another. Think always of the consequences of your actions
Dignity, a gracious manner, and a good humour are much to be admired
As a witch you wield much power. Therefore exercise much discretion in its use
Courage and honour endure forever.
Offer friendship only to those worthy of it. To associate with younger souls will only pull you down
Those who follow the mysteries must be above reproach in the eyes of the world
Keep pride in thyself. Seek perfection in body and in mind
You may be dealing with extravagant impulses, dear Aries, and whether you battle or give in to them, there is a need to keep perspective now. You may be feeling restrained or restricted, and this can be at the heart of sudden desires and whims. As the day advances, though, you can feel satisfaction and empowerment when you think about matters realistically, particularly about a relationship or financial situation. Simplifying your life is important and can help you feel back on track. Making lifestyle changes is successful now, largely because your heart is in it!
As Venus and Uranus oppose one another today, dear Taurus, you might be torn between the need for another’s company and feedback or approval, and the desire to go your own way and act independently. There can be some emotional impulsiveness to deal with now. Be sure you’re making your own choices rather than merely reacting to others. While relationships require a fresh approach, you can also delight in stability and steadiness now. You may be drawn to someone who is wise and mature. This is a good time for finding or establishing a relationship with a guide or teacher, or for bonding with someone through your values and beliefs. Developing useful skills is taking more precedence over innovative new techniques now, especially as the day progresses.
You tend to make changes to your relationships or mix things up if you’re feeling overwhelmed or confined early today, dear Gemini, as Venus and Uranus form an opposition. This can be about doing too much people-pleasing recently and now wanting to regain a sense of independence. Look for ways to enjoy more personal freedom while keeping the important things, including essential responsibilities, free from disruptions. As the day advances, though, you’ll find stability and even predictability especially comforting. Getting organized and taking care of business can be enjoyable, and you’re likely to come up with great ideas about doing business, making money, or improving methods and efficiency.
Early today, there can be some tense or rebellious energy to deal with, dear Cancer, especially on social and romantic levels. Disruptions or epiphanies arising now can lead to meaningful change and increased creativity. Try to find a balance between pleasing someone and asserting your independence for best results. This is a time for trying something new and breaking out of a rut. Mind you, as the day advances, you’ll find routine comforting and following some rules or getting something into order satisfying and even pleasurable! Realities faced now can lead to acceptance of things as they are, which feels good today.
This morning’s Venus-Uranus opposition has a way of stirring the pot, dear Leo, as areas of unrest can emerge rather abruptly. Venus is pulling you towards comfort and partnering these days, and Uranus towards independence and freedom. Aim to adapt to interruptions now, but don’t allow yourself to be at the mercy of others’ unreliability. As the day advances, it’s far easier to concentrate and focus on making yourself happy. Practical matters and tasks tend to fare well, and you’re seeing great value in people who’ve been there for you. It’s a good time to do something for the people you love and appreciate. Today, it’s actions and gestures that go over well, as we’re not particularly impressed with words alone.
Early today, a desire for freedom from confining thoughts or situations can take over, dear Virgo, particularly if you’ve been feeling caged in, too comfortable, or stagnant in your studies, routines, or relationships. You can benefit from keeping things fresh but it’s important not to go to extremes with this. As the day advances, feelings even out and affections stabilize. Simple gestures and actions seem to work best. Conservative moves are favored. While you can begin the day wanting to branch out but lacking a plan for doing so, you’re likely to end it feeling satisfied with working on projects that you already have going for you.
This morning’s Venus-Uranus opposition can rile you up, dear Libra, particularly regarding possessions, clutter, or entertainment and comfort issues. Circumstances may seem to force a change if you’ve been clinging too tightly to habits and things. As the day advances, though, you may want to settle into a routine or work on refining a project that you already have going. You can make some nice progress around the home or with family, and you more clearly appreciate the practical value of material things, focusing on those that are most useful or that will grow in value. You are a little more discriminating and prudent with money and resources.
This morning, Venus in your sign opposes Uranus, dear Scorpio, and relationships seem to need more freedom and spontaneity. A sense that you’re moving forward is likely to emerge from disruption, though, particularly as the day advances. Focus on developing your independence rather than be at the mercy of others’ moods for best results. Later today, it’s far easier to focus on the practical, particularly those things that truly make you happy. Shiny, new things are no longer quite so appealing. You might thoroughly enjoy fulfilling your responsibilities, and you come into your own as you manage your expectations.
Early today, Venus opposes Uranus, demanding some spontaneity, change, and freedom, dear Sagittarius. These are designed to keep things fresh, but can be a little abrupt. Changes in your schedule lead to a bit of chaos, in fact. Keep in mind that change may be in order, and disruptions might steer you along a different path that ends up serving you well, perhaps even pulling you out of a rut. Stay on top of this by figuring out in advance where changes are best made. As the day advances, it’s easier to manage your expectations. Venus is currently transiting your privacy sector, and you seem to need extra time to process and digest recent experiences. Today, Venus is both supported and challenged, complicating feelings. Some level of comfort comes from learning the truth about a matter, or by coming to a perspective that is more realistic than the one you’ve been hanging on to. Accepting things for what they are and appreciating them is the key now.
You’re not especially tolerant of situations that seem to confine you early today, dear Capricorn, particularly on creative and social levels. There can be some unreliability, distractions, or changes of heart to manage. Identify which areas of your life have become too routine or predictable, and then consider possible updates and adjustments that can benefit you. As the day advances, you feel increasingly more empowered by facing realities and truths. Focusing on one special task at a time is comforting and beneficial as Venus and Saturn form a harmonious aspect.
A Venus-Uranus opposition serves to awaken in you a need for change and refreshment, dear Aquarius, but a sextile between Venus and Saturn encourages you to keep your feet on the ground. There is part of you that is itching for a change of pace, and if you don’t recognize this within yourself, you might end up stirring up conflict without actually scratching the surface of your discontent. Aim to be flexible, especially since changes of plans or unpredictability in others can figure strongly early today. As the day advances, though, it’s easier to rectify problems or clear up misunderstandings. There can be some helpful advice coming from behind the scenes or in your private world, and there can be benefits through your work or from others.
A Venus-Uranus opposition can serve to pull up strong and perhaps rebellious feelings today, dear Pisces. Patience and attention may be short, or there can be a tendency to pull away from situations that feel too confining or limiting. Changes may bring in some fresh air and point you in the direction of new interests, even if at first they may seem abrupt or unwelcome. As well, as the day advances, Venus connects with Saturn and being grounded in reality is increasingly more attractive. You can be motivated to tackle tasks that you’ve previously let slide. It’s a good time for showing your loyalty to someone.
Whatever job you do, you do well, and many of you are masters at your particular profession or hobby. Practical and intuitive, you are a stickler for details and technicalities yet you don’t forget the value of putting your heart into something. It is difficult to get anything past you! You notice details that others miss. People are likely to notice your intelligence first, and some may be intimidated. An emotional and sensitive person lies underneath your shrewd exterior, and only those close to you are sure of this! You learn quickly, and you seek security and value in affairs of the heart. Famous people born today: O. Henry, D.H. Lawrence, Kristy McNichol, Moby, Tommy Shaw, Harry Connick Jr., Brian De Palma, Tyler Hoechlin, Virginia Madsen.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!
Your attitude towards life continues to evolve and transform in significant ways with transiting Pluto transiting trine to your Sun again this year. What used to satisfy you may not go on to do so, particularly if your goals have been superficial or a poor reflection of your inner desires. You are no longer willing to make compromises in the important areas of your life, particularly with regards to career and your life path. You are more determined this year, and it’s an excellent time for getting rid of bad habits. This is a year in which to get your life back on track, as you have the willpower to do so. Others are bound to recognize your leadership skills and talents, or, at the very least, your potential. You want your life path and your objectives to reflect what you’re really about. You benefit from being more decisive than usual, and your ability to concentrate and focus help you to achieve what you set out to do. A new project or goal begun this year has a good chance of being fruitful and long-lasting.
This can be a busy year on a mental level, with personal interests, studies, exciting ideas, frequent lectures, debates, or animated discussions. You are more assertive or forthcoming with your ideas and advice or opinions. You are highly motivated to put your ideas into motion. There can be many errands, travel, and trips. You may be more actively involved with young people.
Jupiter transits in harmony with your Sun this year, and you have a stronger than usual desire to improve, grow, and learn. This is a fortunate aspect that helps boost optimism and confidence, and you are able to attract fortunate circumstances into your life as a result. Problems are easier to resolve. Matters related to universities, higher education, organized religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests can be especially strong. It’s a strong time to further your education. You are likely to enjoy a larger perspective on matters that keeps you from getting lost in details or overly frustrated by everyday stresses.
Certain elements of your social life and financial life are stabilized, secured, and more reliable this year. You may solidify a romantic relationship or become involved with a mature or steady partner. Circumstances may be such that you need to handle money more carefully this year, or this may simply come naturally to you now. Support from older people or authority figures may come by way of solid advice or more tangible help. Renewed ties to old friends are possible or a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships emerges.
The period ahead is a good time for updating your electronics and technology in ways that open up new avenues for communication or ease. Wonderfully creative ideas can fill your head this year.
Fortunate connections are likely to be made this year–connections that benefit you now and down the road and that enhance your chances of success at achieving your goals. A new relationship with someone that helps to broaden your horizons, expand your mind, and deepen your personal philosophy of life is possible, or existing relationships grow and improve.
You are taking more interest and pride in your relationships this period. It’s a good time to strengthen and support others as well as to build trust. You tend to instinctively know how to behave in ways that boost others’ confidence. This is a good time to team up with someone to generate ideas or solve problems, or simply to listen to and be heard. Mental rapport can be experienced in your relationships now.
This can be a time of building faith or confidence in your skills and talents, particularly in the second half of your birthday year. You can experience a stronger desire to seek out meaning, wisdom, and mental stimulation. You’ll be making plans and seeing important patterns, and you can be particularly motivated to solve problems.
Travel opportunities are likely. Pinnacle successes can occur during this period – for example, publishing an important project, graduating, marrying, having a child, getting a promotion, and so forth.
The year ahead is one of constructive accomplishment and the embracing of change and improvement. It’s a powerful year for moving your life forward. You are more courageous than usual, and you’re open to change, but you’re tuning into a more moderate lifestyle that suits you well. Your social or romantic life may stabilize. Even so, this is an excellent period for spreading your wings, trying new things, and taking on new and exciting interests.
2017 is a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time when you find it natural and easy to enjoy life and other people. The focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure than you are in other years. It’s likely to be a rather lighthearted year when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a favorable year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out and connect but avoid scattering your energies.
2018 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to pay special attention to practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are often not formed in a Four personal year. However, it can be a wonderful year for building, development, and laying a solid foundation for future successes. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
Your mood is positive today, dear Aries, and you’re feeling pleasantly motivated and ambitious. There can be an improvement or growth in a relationship, in your intimate life, with a co-worker, or with work itself that feels good. Putting a long-standing problem behind you can be part of this. Focusing on activities that help advance your practical goals, such as a resume or a project, can be particularly useful and fruitful today. Look for ways to reform, renovate, upgrade, and reorganize your work instead of giving in to the lure of brand new projects. This can be a good time to clarify a matter or clear the slate with your reputation, as well. Lifestyle and health improvements are empowering now. It’s also a time for gaining a better understanding of your long-term goals and capabilities. Despite recent pressures, or perhaps as a result of them, you can feel pleasantly capable, competent, and ambitious.
This can be a time for enjoying warm, happy exchanges with others that lift your spirits, dear Taurus. You may be motivated to start fresh or breathe new life into your creative or romantic world, and your interactions are confident and focused on a bright future. Someone in your life can boost your confidence or inspire you to improve. There are supportive aspects happening between your partnership, joy, and inspiration sectors, suggesting an easy time establishing rapport with others. You might also enjoy a sense of mission or purpose through your relationships or ideas and plans. There can be a fantastic exposure to a new perspective, lifestyle, or culture that expands your mind and opens your heart. These aspects also encourage you to connect more deeply with personal interests or hobbies. Problems seem more resolvable with the determination you feel now.
You’re pouring more heart, love, and energy into your home life and work or health endeavors these days, dear Gemini, and today, you’re likely to thoroughly enjoy advances in any of these areas. Home life is fulfilling as you seek to make improvements rather than focus on the flaws. Enjoying the company of loved ones and family can figure strongly now. You’re feeling comforted but also optimistic, ready to make progress and keep the good times rolling. You may recognize what you need to change on the inside to attract more positivity into your life. You’re in a goal-setting frame of mind, and you’re excited about working towards them. There is good energy for warmth and understanding in a close relationship. Influences today encourage you to take charge of your emotions. Rehauling and improving something can be attractive, particularly related to home and family or other intimate relationships.
While there can be some instability to deal with now, dear Cancer, there are supportive influences with you that help you find the right path. You might do some restructuring of activities and make improvements to your projects and possibly also your relationships now. Communication is the key today. You may be connecting with people and information that helps you get closer to your goals. You’re putting more of yourself into your learning endeavors, personal interests, writings, dating, or creative worlds, and today, you may enjoy an advance in one or more of these areas. You might connect with someone special or with an original idea that benefits you. You can feel inspired to pursue a learning challenge, or you’re setting up goals in these areas that motivate you. Matters of the heart can be intense and magical. It’s a time for connecting with your heart’s desires, and pursuing them, too!
You can experience a very pleasing sense that you’re moving forward, and this opens up your options today, dear Leo. It can also fuel your ambitions, particularly in the practical world. You’re likely to feel a sense of accomplishment or hopefulness in business, and a stronger feeling of connectedness in your personal life. You enjoy a feeling that you’re growing and heading in the right direction with business or family, or both! You might experience a renewed commitment to living well or with more attention to good health. There can be a wonderful home-work or home-health connection that gives your life a boost. You might also discover activities and projects that make full use of your talents and skills, and these can be showcased quite beautifully today and tomorrow. Your desire to improve, grow, and develop is strong, especially regarding income, work, and health.
Enthusiasm and confidence are strong now, dear Virgo. You’re in an excellent position to express yourself creatively, learn something new, develop your studies or pet projects, take a short trip, or apply yourself to a project. A meaningful conversation or resolution to a problem can open up doors for you. This is a time for feeling very determined to give a particular project, relationship, or endeavor your all. Status quo won’t do for you now! Growing and improving are your interests. Your resourcefulness helps you turn something old into something new, or turn a negative into a positive. You may get the chance to showcase your creativity, and studies can be particularly rewarding. This may also be a good time for making long overdue changes on the homefront. What you’re learning now can benefit you greatly in the long term.
This is a good day for making improvements, dear Libra, and you’re likely to find that you have the confidence and motivation to get moving on a plan of action. You can feel very much in charge of your emotional life, including family and home matters. You need time for introspection, rest, and processing or digesting recent experiences, and you’re likely to make good use of these things. It can also be a time for uncovering a resource or information that benefits you. You feel stronger from the inside out, ready to tackle a problem or take on a challenge. It’s a good day for business and money-making ideas, too, particularly when it involves big-picture thinking. Renovations on either a physical or emotional plane are in order now, and they’re sure to positively impact your life for years to come.
Relationships with others can be strengthened with communications and gestures of reaching out, dear Scorpio. Or, news or ideas exchanged now can light a fire under you, motivating you to get ahead, succeed, and improve or take on an exciting long-term project. A friend can provide you with a sounding board or a bit of feedback that helps lead you to fabulous ideas. You quickly gain support and cooperation from others today. The desire to break free from a limiting situation or mindset is intense now, and also completely possible. Communications and learning can be in sharp focus, and you’re likely to excel in these areas. In fact, it’s a stellar time to write, speak, publish, or guide. There may be some issues to deal with in your close partnerships today, mind you, that can throw you off-center briefly, but which may also lead to improved dynamics.
This can be a time for feeling especially vital and optimistic, dear Sagittarius. The Sun at the top of your solar chart receives a boost from Jupiter in your privacy sector and Pluto in your resources sector, encouraging some level of solitude to solve problems and draw upon your intuition and experience or wisdom, as well as an exceptional eye for priorities — what’s truly worth your time and effort. Knowing what you truly value can improve your approach to career, finances, and personal possessions. Giving back or supporting others can be rewarding now. Motivation and ambition are building. Income may get a boost from imaginative undertakings, psychic or helping professions, or other work behind the scenes. Your spirit now is constructive and growth-oriented — you’re ready to turn a negative into a positive, or a difficult situation into an opportunity to grow and improve. There can be financial gains or turnarounds, or you may be revamping a project, finalizing a long-term plan, or cementing a business alliance.
You’re in a good position to feel a strong sense of purpose and mission today, dear Capricorn. You have a handle on your priorities, and making improvements and renovations on more than just physical levels is highly favored now. Learning and exploring beyond your usual bounds can be rewarding and satisfying, and you’re up for a challenge, pushing yourself just a little out of your comfort zone with good results. You can be exceptionally passionate about what you believe in, and very convincing and persuasive with others. You may be forming a meaningful friendship or association now. Helping others or learning new things can be especially pleasurable. You might be attracted to a new line of study or feel motivated to explore a topic more deeply.
Your optimism and confidence outshine small problems today, dear Aquarius. Venus is opposing your ruler, Uranus, and this can throw you a bit off-center. However, you have a clear sense that you can improve your life and manage what you have before you. There can be opportunities to connect, converse, support, and resolve problems now. There may be a mystery to solve that’s satisfying. Or, you might learn something of real value about your career or an intimate partner. Advances may be made with support, money, backing, and business. You’re feeling empowered, ready to take on whatever challenge comes your way. Emotionally, this is a time for taking charge and working on changing your life from the inside out. This may involve controlling or redirecting impulses that no longer serve you well or identifying self-destructive patterns and working on eliminating them.
There can be some happy and encouraging exchanges today, dear Pisces, making it an excellent time to be around others. You may be enthused about and drawing up plans for writing, speaking, and learning or conversing with someone special. You’re looking to make progress, grow, and improve and you don’t want to meet the same problems with the same attitude – it’s time to change things up. Close relationships and partnerships benefit significantly from sharing ideas and plans, or people have useful or inspiring things to share with you. You’re in a good position to make rewarding connections that last. Efforts to strengthen a partnership can be worthwhile now, and pushing boundaries just a touch can lead to impressive results.