November 28 Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.com

Ten Of Cups

The meaning of the Ten of Cups Shadowscapes Tarot

The water embraced them both and welcomed them with a soft kiss of the sun. The water glowed warmly and invitingly. They drifted in a smooth and continuous hug and floated thanks to the light emanating from their hearts. Like a pair of sun twins, they were entwined in each other’s attraction and rotated in each other’s orbit. The world out there paused to honor the existence of the intense longing hidden in the twin’s heart. They wanted nothing more. They did not need anything else to be more complete than this moment, but there was always a link between them and the surrounding creatures.

The fish made the surface of the water bubble and surrounded their limbs. Their joy radiated a brilliant protective veil. Fish is a symbol of fulfillment and prosperity. They glided across the deep blue ocean, and their scales shined like gold. Moment of ecstasy in the overflowing happiness, as if this is the last full moment hidden deep under many outer shells, like a school of goldfish swimming in many deep layers of the sea.

Ten of Cups Shadowscapes Tarot is the feeling of serenity and peace at the end. Happiness and success are finally achieved, the longing of the heart, the support from the family, the enjoyment of happiness from life, not just only the pleasure of the body, are also fulfilled. Support from family and close relationships is important to enjoy the satisfaction of life.

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Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Monday

From PlentifulEarth.com

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Gender: Feminine

Deities: Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Colors: Silver, White, Gray, Blue

Crystals: Aquamarine, Moonstone, Mother-of-Pearl, Opal, Pearl, Quartz, Saphire, Selenite, Silver

Herbs & Plants: Catnip, Chamomile, Comfrey, Lily, Lotus, Mints, Moonflowers, Moonwort, Myrrh, Poppy, Sage, Sandalwood, Willow

Incenses: Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Moon Oil, Sandalwood, Wormwood

Energies & Associations: Clairvoyance, Divination, Dream Work, Emotional Healing, Faerie Magick, Feminine Beauty, Female Fertility, Feminine Health, Glamours, Goddess Rituals, Home and Family Life, Illusions, Intuition, Insight, Psychic Ability, Purity, Wisdom, Women’s Mysteries

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A Thought for Today

November 27 Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From TarotX

Death – Major Arcana Card

In the card, the Death is riding on a white horse, holding a flag with two main colors, white and black. He appears as a skeleton because it is the rest of the body after death. The armor he wore symbolizes invincible and indomitable. Indeed, no one has conquered him. The riding horse is white, the color of purity. Therefore, he is the ultimate cleanser. Everything is reborn to become pure, fresh and new. Let’s notice even the chaplain is paying homage to him. All elements of humanity illustrated in this card, including men, women, and children, it shows the Death does not distinguish among age, race, and gender.

The flag that he brought with the black background is the implication of the lack of light. While white roses represent beauty, purity, and immortality. The sun rises on the backdrop of the card is the symbol of immortality. The sun appears to ‘end’ the darkness and regenerates a fresh new day every morning. The two pillars are guarding the gate to the sun, symbolizing the source of knowledge required to attain that immortality. The boat on the water is a ferry carrying souls across the Styx River. The card’s background is neutral gray, which is also an illustration of the justice of The Death.

Death Tarot card is influenced by the Scorpio (the zodiac of sexuality, death, and taxation) and is numbered thirteen which is the divine figure for the Goddess because there are thirteen moons in a year.

Menu of Contents

The detailed description of the Death Tarot card

Detailed meaning of the keywords of the Death Tarot card

End

A few opposite cards to the Death Tarot card

A few support cards for the Death Tarot card

Upright meaning of the Death Tarot card: end, start, change, transform, forward

Words and Keywords

Meaning of the Death reversed: resist the change, can not move forward

More The Death Cards from Famous Tarot Decks

Rune

From The Rune Site

Ziu

Sound: “zz” as in “buzz”
Stands for: Thunderbolt of the God Ziu
Magick/Healing use: Concentrates and channels cosmic energies to maintain correct order.

Witch’s Rune

Otherworldly Oracle – Witches Runes

Star

Star: guidance, a light in the darkness, wishes, gifts, other worlds, astrology

When you look up at the stars, how do you feel? Incorporate that into your readings when the star witches’ rune shows up. The star is indeed a gift and grants wishes to some. It may be a guiding light to others lost in the darkness.

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Amhancholl

Ae (sometimes represented as X or Xi), is Amhancholl or Eamhancholl, associated with Witch Hazel. This natural astringent is purifying and cleansing. The word Eamhancholl literally translates to “twin of Hazel”, so there is a strong connection to C–Coll in the Ogham. When Amhancholl appears, it’s usually an indicator that cleansing and purification is necessary or has taken place.

From a purely medicinal standpoint, Witch Hazel has long been used as a cleanser and astringent. Native American tribes turned it into a poultice which was used to treat swelling and tumors. Amongst the early settlers, midwives arriving in the New World found that it could be used to prevent sepsis following childbirth or an abortion. Today, it’s still in use as a treatment for skin inflammations, such as insect bites, mild burns, and even hemorrhoids.

Amhancholl Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it means it’s time for a cleansing. Sometimes this is a physical cleansing of our Self, but often it applies to emotional clutter and baggage. Smudge your home, get rid of all the negative energies around you, and allow yourself to purify both your body and your mind.

Magical Aspects: This is a good indicator that you need to do a re-evaluation of your spiritual life. Are you studying things that no longer interest you? Are you hanging on to books or other magical items that you know you’ll never need–or worse, that you really dislike? If you’re feeling stagnant, or that you’re drifting a bit on a spiritual level, when this symbol appears it probably means you need to rethink your priorities. What are your spiritual goals? Do a cleansing ritual, and help yourself begin anew.

I Ching

From IChingOnline.net

Young Yang
Young Yin
Old Yin
Young Yin
Young Yin
Young Yang
Cast Hexagram: 27

Cast Hexagram:

27 – Twenty-Seven

I / Providing Nourishment

Beneath the immobile Mountain the arousing Thunder stirs:
The Superior Person preserves his freedom under oppressive conditions by watching what comes out of his mouth, as well as what goes in.

Endure and good fortune will come.
Nurture others in need, as if you were feeding yourself.
Take care not to provide sustenance for those who feed off others.
Stay as high as possible on the food chain.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You are a conduit in this instance, able to provide the sustenance needed by others.
Position yourself to nourish the truly needy and worthy.
Avoid situations where you might be coerced into supporting the parasites and vermin who deprive your true charges.
Your own nourishment is an issue here, too.
Remember Lao Tzu’s three Great Treasures:
Only the person possessed of Compassion, Modesty and Frugality can remain fit enough to stay free of desperation and keep control of the situation.

Numerology

From NUMEROLOGY DOUBLE DIGIT NUMBERS

Eighteen

It is involved with business on an international scale, and it is a discordance between idealism and selfishness. There is a lack of conscious spiritual effort. If the 18 is prominent in your chart, reading and travel will be very beneficial.

Angel Number

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Stag Symbolism, Meanings & The Stag Spirit Animal

Red Deer Stag

Stag symbolism and meanings include stamina, virility, grace, instincts, maturity, regeneration, and spiritual enlightenment. The stag – sometimes referred to as hart – is exalted among other deer. He is mature and experienced, having endured life’s challenges, and he has a massive crown of antlers to show for it. Because stags are native to every continent, except Australia and Antarctica, they are subjects in the mythology and folklore of many ancient cultures. In addition, the stag spirit animal appears in the spiritual belief systems of cultures around the world.

Table of Contents

What does the stag symbolize?

Detailed Stag Symbols and Meanings

Stags in Cultural Mythology and Folklore

White Stag Symbolism

Black Stag Symbolism

Red Stag Symbolism

Native American Stag Meanings

Stag Totem

The Stag in Greek Mythology

Celtic Stag Meaning

Stag Symbolism in Norse Mythology

Stag Symbolism in the Bible, Judaism, and Christianity

Stag Spirit Animal

Stag Power Animal

Stag Dream Meaning

Stag Tattoo

Organizations that Protect Stags and Other Deer

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Sunday

From WitchSwap.com

Sunday is associated with the Sun and zodiac sign of Leo. I add Cancer and Aries to this because they are also associated with the Sun.

The elemental correspondence is Fire, (shocking, I know). In my opinion Sunday is the most diverse day in terms of its spell correspondences. Spells for success, money/prosperity, healing, protection, insight, fame/power, attraction and empowerment are just a few of the spells that can be amplified if performed on a Sunday.

Gods/Goddesses: Helios, Brigid. Brigid is the Goddess of Fire and the Hearth and is celebrated on Imbolc, which is known as the “Festival of Lights”. By invoking her on Sundays you can tap into her powers of illumination and maternal energy.

Angel: Michael. Archangel Michael is the ultimate warrior. He can be petitioned to help aid your cause or to destroy an enemy. If this is an angel you work with often, Sunday would be an auspicious day for honoring him and offering him gifts of thanks.

A Laugh for Today

A Thought for Today

Dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be blessed with all things positive! 

November 26 Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From TarotX.net

The Empress – Major Arcana

The Empress Tarot card is a true Earth Mother, also known as the Anima, the Feminine Principle, Demeter, Freyja, and the Goddess of Reproduction. It ruled by Venus – the planet of love, creativity, birth, art, harmony, luxury, beauty, and love.

She is a perfect woman with blonde hair and her emanating gentle aroma. The crown star on her head showing her relationship with the mysterious kingdom of angels and fairies. On the card, she wore a pomegranate-patterned gown symbolizing birth and sat on a cushion decorated with luxurious, soft lines with red velvet material with the symbol of the Goddess Venus.

Her surrounding area is a beautiful and lush forest with a stream flowing through expressing the deep emotional connection among her, Mother Earth, and life. She feels peace from the trees, water, and process of being young again by the energy of nature. There was the golden spring crop in front of her, reflecting the affluence from the harvest season.

Menu of Contents

The detailed description of the Empress Tarot card

Detailed meaning of the keywords of the Empress Tarot card

A few opposite cards to the Empress

A few support cards for the Empress

Upright meaning of the Empress: Mother, fertility, luxuriant, healing

Meaning of the Empress reversed: obstruct creativity, depend on others

More The Empress Cards from Famous Tarot Decks

Rune

From The Rune Site – Gothic Runes

Egeis/Eyz

Sound: “e” as in “egg”
Stands for: Horse
Casting meaning: Egeis represents the power and status of a horse. It was said that the gods used horses in divination, shamanism and royal pageantries. The rune Eyz signifies the aether, the medium prevading cosmos

Witch’s Rune

From Other Worldly Oracle

Eye

Third eye, seeing the truth, clairvoyance, someone’s watching, the evil eye and protection

This rune is my favorite. The all-seeing eye. It represents seeing things unseen, also seeing the beauty in things others don’t. Can also be a warning of the evil eye or someone watching.

Druid Ogham

From A Druid Ogham

Tinne

Defense, courage, decisiveness, action that must be taken, confrontation

Tree: Holly (Ilex spp.)

Letter: T

Decisive action, victory. Setting hard limits. Rising above petty disputes and thereby overcoming them. Understanding the opposing force and reacting only when the time is right: the art of war. We are always at war with outside forces, whether it is advertisers trying to worm their way inside our heads with television and media or others trying to impose their belief systems on us out of insecurity and the fact misery loves company. Tinne is security without overconfidence. Know yourself an defend your boundaries.

Tinne indicates that you have to take a defensive position or perhaps an entire defense strategy. For those of us who hate confrontation, Tinne presents a familiar dread of being cornered. We are given no choice but to fight. For instance, you may be called upon to defend a defenseless person, perhaps with words or stronger stuff. Perhaps you are trying to attain a situation or a thing you want — a graduation, severance from a toxic individual or group, the completion of a project — and you have to fight against the tide to make it happen. Tinne can pop up in situations where other people act completely indecently and you are forced into either addressing it with them or taking action to avoid them.

Seeing Tinne as all negative is oversimplifying it. Tinne is honest. It tells you that you may have a confrontation and in doing so, you will have to face your own fears of losing, being powerless, or pissing somebody off.

Tinne says drawing limits is important: nobody is entitled to you or your time except maybe the children you chose to be parents to and your companion animals. Everybody else will just have to wait.

Questions to ask when you draw Tinne: …

I Ching

From IChingOnline.net

Hexagram Twenty-Nine (29)

K’an / Dangerously Deep

Water follows Water, spilling over any cliff, flowing past all obstacles, no matter the depth or distance, to the Sea.
The Superior Person learns flexibility from the mistakes he has made, and grows strong from the obstacles he has overcome, pressing on to show others the Way.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You are facing a crucial trial along your Journey.
The danger of this challenge is very real.
It is a test of your mettle.
If you can maintain your integrity and stay true to your convictions, you will overcome.
That’s not as easy as it seems when you are faced with the sacrifice of other things you’ve come to depend upon or hold dear.

Numerology

From Word Numerology

Five

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 5: A DYNAMIC FORCE

The most vibrant, freedom-loving of all numbers in numerology

The 5 is unpredictable, always in motion, and constantly in search of change.

Although it is molded from an almost equal mix of freedom-loving and loyal characteristics, the 5 is slightly more daring, and there is nothing submissive about it.

Ω

The 5 is extremely independent in mind and soul.

For an adventurer and risk-taker who has a hard time staying in one place, one job, or one relationship, the 5 is surprisingly loyal when the right partner comes along.

The 2 and the 6 are known as the most harmonious…

Angel Number

From Informationsiries.com

Two

“2” means “harmony and stability”

The number 2 is the beginning of an even number and is divisible by 2, so the angel number finds the number 2 to mean “harmony and stability.” If you have an instability or get into trouble now, the number 2 will give you harmony and stability.

Keywords for angel number 2

1. Peace …

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

November 26 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 November 26

Saturn at Night

NASAJPL-CaltechSpace Science InstituteMindaugas Macijauskas

Explanation: Saturn is still bright in planet Earth’s night skies. Telescopic views of the distant gas giant and its beautiful rings often make it a star at star parties. But this stunning view of Saturn’s rings and night side just isn’t possible from telescopes closer to the Sun than the outer planet. They can only bring Saturn’s day into view. In fact, this image of Saturn’s slender sunlit crescent with night’s shadow cast across its broad and complex ring system was captured by the Cassini spacecraft. A robot spacecraft from planet Earth, Cassini called Saturn orbit home for 13 years before it was directed to dive into the atmosphere of the gas giant on September 15, 2017. This magnificent mosaic is composed of frames recorded by Cassini’s wide-angle camera only two days before its grand final plunge. Saturn’s night will not be seen again until another spaceship from Earth calls.

In Mexico, Aztec Dig Sets New Records as Royal Mystery Deepens

MEXICO CITY, Nov 24 (Reuters) – An extensive cache of Aztec ritual offerings found underneath downtown Mexico City, off the steps of what would have been the empire’s holiest shrine, provides new insight into pre-Hispanic religious rites and political propaganda.

Sealed in stone boxes five centuries ago at the foot of the temple, the contents of one box found in the exact center of what was a ceremonial circular stage has shattered records for the number of sea offerings from both the Pacific Ocean and off Mexico’s Gulf Coast, including more than 165 once-bright-red starfish and upwards of 180 complete corral branches.

Archeologists believe Aztec priests carefully layered these offerings in the box within the elevated platform for a ceremony likely attended by thousands of rapt spectators amid the thunder-clap of drums.

 

“Pure imperial propaganda,” Leonardo Lopez Lujan, lead archeologist at the Proyecto Templo Mayor of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), which is overseeing the dig, said of the likely spectacle.

In the same box, archeologists previously found a sacrificed jaguar dressed like a warrior associated with the Aztec patron Huitzilopochtli, the war and sun god, before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a more than two-year pause on excavations.

Previously unreported details include last month’s discovery of a sacrificed eagle held in the clutches of the jaguar, along with miniature wooden spears and a reed shield found next to the west-facing feline, which had copper bells tied around its ankles.

The half-excavated rectangular box, dating to the reign of the Aztec’s greatest emperor Ahuitzotl who ruled from 1486 to 1502, now shows a mysterious bulge in the middle under the jaguar’s skeleton, indicating something solid below.

“Whatever is underneath the jaguar is something enormously important,” said Lopez Lujan.

“We’re expecting a great discovery.”

Lopez Lujan, who heads excavations at what is today known as the Templo Mayor, thinks the box could contain an urn holding the cremated remains of Ahuitzotl, the emperor whose military campaigns expanded the empire to modern-day Guatemala while linking Mexico’s Pacific and Gulf coasts. But he says at least another year of digging is needed to settle the question.

AZTEC WORLDVIEW

To date, no Aztec royal tomb has ever been found despite more than 40 years of digging around the Templo Mayor, where more than 200 offerings boxes have been found.

The temple towered as high as a 15-story building before it was razed in the years after the 1521 Spanish conquest of Mexico, the rubble serving to obscure many of the latest finds.

Besides the central offering containing the jaguar, two additional boxes were recently identified adjacent to it, with both set to be opened in the next few weeks.

More ferocious animals dressed as warriors, perhaps adorned with jade, turquoise and gold, are likely.

The aquatic offerings covering the jaguar may represent the watery underworld where the Aztecs believed the sun sank each night, or possibly part of a king’s journey after death.

Joyce Marcus, an archeologist specializing in ancient Mexico at the University of Michigan, says the recently unearthed offerings illuminate the Aztec “worldview, ritual economy, and the obvious links between imperial expansion, warfare, military prowess and the ruler’s role” in ceremonies that sanctified conquests and allowed tribute to flow into the capital.

“Each offering box adds another piece of the puzzle,” she said.

Lastly, the skulls of a dozen sacrificed children between one to six years old were also discovered in a nearby pit, dating back decades earlier but also linked to Huitzilopochtli.

The information obtained from the excavations goes far beyond incomplete colonial-era accounts that were also colored by the European invaders’ own justifications for conquest, according to Diana Moreiras, Aztec scholar at the University of British Colombia.

“We’re really getting to know the Aztecs on their own terms,” she said, “because we’re actually looking at what they did, not what the Spaniards thought about them.”

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From newsbreak.com

Tables of Magickal Correspondences

Click Here to Read About a Few Different Tables of Correspondences from lightwarriorslegion.com

Any student of magick, sooner or later, will come to a need of some magickal correspondences to enhanced his ritual. Tables of correspondence allow us to quickly find the proper items that correspond to our intent. Here we have collected the most common tables of correspondences. In particular, we deal with tables of correspondences about ColorsHerbs and Plants, Moon Phases, Days of the week, Incense, Essential oils and Runes.

This is not meant to be a complete and definite list. There are many different traditions so you may find differences between tables if you compare them. All of these tables should only be used as a guide and should not be considered as a law. If you find an item that makes no sense to you, do not use it regardless of what any chart indicates. Instead, use what you feel that resonates best with your intent.

Keep in mind that all these are simple tools we use to raise the vibration and enhance our ritual. The real power is within us. You can use the search box at the top of each table to search for your intent…

Correspondences by intent

Below are the magical correspondences for the most common intents. While it is convenient and time-saving, it lacks in variety of options. I suggest you make the effort and take a look at the tables above to find more options. Research is part of your ritual’s preparation…

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Thursday

From GypsyWolf.weebly.com

Thursday is the fifth day of the week.   In the Norse languages this day is called Torsdag, honoring Thor, the god of strength, fertility, thunder, the protector and defender in war, and son of Odin.  Thor is the counterpart of Zeus (Greek), and Jupiter or Jove (Roman).  Thor, the most beloved of the great gods of northern mythology, is the only god who cannot cross from earth to heaven across the rainbow bridge, for he is so heavy and powerful that the gods fear it will break under his weight.  It was said that whenever his hammer Mjollnir, was thrown, it would produce a thunderbolt and when struck against stone, it would create lightning.

Thursday

Latin: Dies Jovis (“Jove’s Day”), after Jove or Jupiter, the almighty Roman God.
French: jeudi
Italian: giovedi
Spanish: el jueves
German: Donnerstag
Dutch: donderdag

Rules: Expansion, wealth, prosperity, political power, legal matters, spirituality, meditation.
Colors: Purple, Deep Blue
Planet: Jupiter
Metal: Tin, associated with the thunderbolt of Jupiter (Zeus in Greek myth)
Stones: Amethyst, Lepidolite, Sugilite
Herbs: Anise, Cinquefoil, Clove, Honeysuckle, Hyssop, Maple, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Star Anise
Zodiac: Sagittarius

An Invaluable Herbal Grimoire Reference Guide

By Graphia, The Wordsmith Witch

No matter what your spiritual path looks like, every Witch can benefit from possessing a thorough, comprehensive Herbal Grimoire. Many practitioners include such contents as a guide for the magical correspondences of different herbs, a list of various herbal substitutions for spellcrafting, and last, but not least – a reference section that lists commonly found baneful herbs and their toxicity levels.

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This herb correspondence chart is the culmination of years of research. We hope this reference guide will help you to understand the magical properties of herbs, roots, flowers, barks and resins. It is our goal to provide others with accurate sources of information to enrich their lives and their Craft. What are some ways you can implement the information in the following guide into your own practice?  Click on the link below to view the chart.

Herbal Grimoire