Cutting the Cord Spell
When one has been involved (either Emotionally, Physically or Spiritually) with another person it can create an ‘Etheric Link’ that resembles a red cord binding between you. When the friendship or relationship ends it is often difficult to move on, as you are still linked to this person. The Cutting of the Cord Spell is ideal in dissolving the bonds between people allowing them to move on.
You Will Need:
–2 Red Candles, Length of Red Cord
–A photograph of you and your friend or ex (or a picture to represent you both drawn)
–A pair of scissors.
Preparation: Bathe & Cleanse yourself before starting, set out materials, and Cast a Basic Magickal Circle.
Mark the first Candle with your name and the second Candle with the other person’s name. Charge the Candles with Anointing Oil, starting from the center moving outwards (sending energy out), seeing the person named on the Candle as you anoint it. Take the first Candle in your hand hold it over your Altar Candle visualizing it being Charged with energy to do your bidding, then present the Candle to the Altar saying:
As the Goddess gave form and substance to our spirits,
I give form and substance to this candle,
As She named us Her children,
I name this Candle as (insert name).
As this Candle is wax and wick,
So it is also flesh and blood, So Mote it be!
Repeat with second Candle.
Sit in meditation and think of the joy this person brought you, picture your favorite memory. Visualize the link between your hearts as a thick red cord joining you from heart Chakra to heart Chakra. Tie an end of the cord to each candle, joining you together, as you are joined in spirit. Place the photo or picture over the center of the cord saying:
As the Goddess links us in Spirit, I link these forms together, As above, so below, As within, so without!
Again sit in meditation, and think of the reasons you want to cut all ties to this person, think about the events that have lead up to this decision. Face any doubts that you may have and see them for what they are, fear. Know in your heart that the Goddess wants only the best for you and She wants you to want the best for yourself. When you are ready visualize yourself telling the other that it is over and that you are moving on, then see yourself turn and walk away – not looking back!
Cut through the Cord that binds you to each other (as well as through the picture symbolizing your togetherness) and say:
By my free will, with harm to none,
I sever the cord that binds me to (insert name),
As we once chose to share the road we walked,
Now we choose to walk a different path,
Although we still journey to the same destination,
No longer do our steps move in time you are no longer my friend (or
lover), I release the (insert name) from all ties to me
As I am released from thee, As I do will, so mote it be!
Take the candle, 1/2 the cord and 1/2 the picture (the part representing your ex) in a heatproof bowl, tip a little ‘goodwill incense’ over it all, with a little mentholated spirits, then as you light it say:
As this smoke rises and drifts away,
So do all my bonds to you… So mote it be!
Place ‘your’ candle on your Altar to burn when you find yourself wishing ‘what if’. Clean up and Close Circle, then bury everything else except your candle.
Spell for Breaking Ties – Banishing A Person from Your Life
This is a spell for love gone wrong, for ending a personal, family or business relationship that you no longer wish to be in. It is a fire spell. To work it, gather herbs of protection and an image of the person (photograph, poppet, etc.) -Something written in their own hand, a lock of hair, a piece of clothing or a personal object will also do.
Put everything into a fireproof container – iron cauldron, marble mortar, whatever – and set fire to it as you perform the spell. It should make a very satisfactory blaze that reduces to ashes. The ashes can be buried or washed down a drain. Flush them down a toilet if you are very angry. Dispose of all the objects that connect you to the person: gifts, letters, photographs, etc. It is especially important to get rid of jewelry. Move house if you have to.
Be careful with this spell. It’s permanent, so don’t use it unless you really mean forever. It’s also powerful. Say:
“by basilisk and bloodstone
by the garlic in the fields
by the poppies and what they yield
invisibly I make my shield
to detect thee and deflect thee
By dragon’s blood and salamanders
by horses when their hooves strike sparks
by the dragon breathing flames from the Book of Life
I erase thy names
I cut the cords and unlock the chains
I sever all the ties by which we were bound
and with impenetrable walls myself I surround
against thy power and its source
against thy evil and its source
Vesta, Pele, Lilith Kali Kali Kali
I banish thee forever from me
and any harm from thee to me
doubles back and tables turned
thou shalt by thyself be burned
Lilith, Vesta, Pele Kali Ma Kali Ma
by the power of three times three I banish thee,
I banish thee, I banish thee I am set free So mote it be! ”
Spell for Breaking a Binding Spell
Some binding spells can cause physical manifestations. You feel as if invisible strands of hair or thin strings are wrapped around you. You can’t see them but you can feel them and nothing you do can make that sensation stop. Here is a way to dispel a binding.
Cut a bit of your own hair and set it in a small bowl. Light 3 candles, 1 red, 1 white and 1 green. In a fire safe bowl or incense brazier, light a piece of charcoal and add some myrrh, patchouli and sandalwood incense (powdered kind not cone or stick). Take a sterile needle or pin and prick your right index finger.
Squeeze three drops of blood into the smoldering incense. As you drop the hair onto the lit incense repeat these words:
With blood, candle and scent times three
No longer shall this binding be
Free to live and free to soar
Let me leave the house once more.
As I burn this hair, a part of me
Let my heart and soul be free!
And for those who doth cast despair
Binding me with sightless hair
I send to them this well-earned curse
Let their evil spell reverse!
Teach them mercy and love’s sweet gift
Once learned, this simple spell shall lift.
As is my will, so mote it be!
Let the incense burn out and scatter the ashes outside. Lifting the binding spell should take care of the problem. Keep an eye on those around you.
Someone who wished you ill will start to experience the torment they put you through. Once they understand that what they did was wrong, then the sensation will fade and they will be back to normal.
Spell for Breaking a Love Curse
If you think you have been cursed, and that is why you are unlucky in love, you need to make a supplication to Aphrodite, asking her to intervene. This supplication should be done on a Thursday evening at dusk.
Light 1 purple candle and 1 pink one. Burn 7 pine needles in a bowl or brazier. Offer the goddess three red roses, 1 for each stage of a woman’s life (Maiden, Mother and Crone). Then ask her to bless you in love and to break any curse that may exist. Pour your heart out to her. Ask forgiveness for any and every thing you have ever done to hurt another who loved you. Offer to make amends by doing something in Aphrodite’s name.
Make a commitment to showering your future partners with love and romance. Vow never to be unfaithful, etc. Be respectful when addressing Aphrodite and be honest. Do not make empty promises or break the ones you make. If you say you will do something, do it. If you do not, you may not like the result.
There is no spell for this one, no incantation. You simply speak from the heart and if you are sincere, she will answer. Aphrodite can be a generous, loving goddess, guiding us towards bliss. Or she can be a vengeful harridan.
Be warned, if the reason you are “unlucky” is because you have been unfaithful, abusive, cruel, or otherwise wasteful of Love’s gifts, you will face her wrath unless you agree to immediately change your ways, and then do so.
Spell to Break the Powers of a Spell
Place the candle into the black bowl, fix the candle to the bowl using the wax drippings from the candle so that it stands alone. Fill the bowl to the rim with fresh water, without wetting the wick. Breathe deeply and meditate for a few minutes. When your mind is clear, light the candle. Visualize the power the spell cast against you as living within the candles flame.
As the candle burns down, it will sputter and go out as it touches the water. As it is extinguished by the water, the spell is broken. Finally, dig a hole into the ground, pour the water into it, then bury the candle.
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2018 February 21
Explanation: Jupiter looks a bit different in infrared light. To better understand Jupiter’s cloud motions and to help NASA’s robotic Juno spacecraft understand the planetary context of the small fields that it sees, the Hubble Space Telescope is being directed to regularly image the entire Jovian giant. The colors of Jupiter being monitored go beyond the normal human visual range to include both ultraviolet and infrared light. Featured here in 2016, three bands of near-infrared light have been digitally reassigned into a mapped color image. Jupiter appears different in infrared partly because the amount of sunlight reflected back is distinct, giving differing cloud heights and latitudes discrepant brightnesses. Nevertheless, many familiar features on Jupiter remain, including the light zones and dark belts that circle the planet near the equator, the Great Red Spot on the lower left, and the string-of-pearls storm systems south of the Great Red Spot. The poles glow because high altitude haze there is energized by charged particles from Jupiter’s magnetosphere. Juno has now completed 10 of 12 planned science orbits of Jupiter and continues to record data that are helping humanity to understand not only Jupiter’s weather but what lies beneath Jupiter’s thick clouds.
Moon and Aries on February 21
Tonight – February 21, 2018 – use the waxing crescent moon to find the relatively faint constellation Aries the Ram. The moon is riding along the southern border of this constellation tonight, so seek for the major stars of Aries to the north (or right) of tonight’s moon. The only prominent part of this constellation consists of the three stars that make up the head of Aries. In their order of brightness, the stars outlining the Ram’s head are Hamal, Sheratan and Mesarthim.
The Ram’s hindquarters are marked by the star 41 Arietis, which is almost – but not quite – in line with the Ram’s two brightest stars, Hamal and Sheratan. The Ram is often portrayed as looking over his shoulder, admiring the Pleiades star cluster or perhaps his own Golden Fleece.
The ecliptic on the above chart depicts the pathway of the sun in front of the constellations of the zodiac. Yearly, from about April 18 to May 13, the sun passes in front of Aries the Ram, at which time of year Aries is lost in the light of the sun.
The moon, on the other hand, is always found in the vicinity of the ecliptic – but not necessarily on the ecliptic – when it makes its monthly travels through the constellation Aries. Depending on the year and month, the moon can swing anywhere from 5 degrees (10 moon diameters) north to 5 degrees (10 moon diameters) south of the ecliptic when traveling though Aries (or any constellation of the zodiac). Tonight, on February 21, 2018, the moon goes farthest south of the ecliptic for this month as it passes through the constellation Aries.
Click here and then scroll down to Moon Ecliptic Latitude to know how far north or south the moon is from the ecliptic at present or for any chosen date. Remember, a positive number means north of the ecliptic while a negative number means south of the ecliptic.
Click here to see a pictorial display of the moon’s position in front of the zodiac and relative to the ecliptic for right now or any given date.
Bottom line: Tonight – February 21, 2018 – watch the waxing crescent moon light up the evening sky as it dances along the southern boundary of the constellation Aries the Ram.
Bruce McClure has served as lead writer for EarthSky’s popular Tonight pages since 2004. He’s a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial navigation certificate through the School of Ocean Sailing and Navigation. He also writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around his home in upstate New York.
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