In Honor of Beltane

PRAYER TO HONOR THE MAY QUEEN

 

Make an offering of a floral crown, or a libation of honey and milk, to the Queen of the May during your Beltane prayers.

 

The leaves are budding across the land
on the ash and oak and hawthorn trees.
Magic rises around us in the forest
and the hedges are filled with laughter and love.
Dear lady, we offer you a gift,
a gathering of flowers picked by our hands,
woven into the circle of endless life.
The bright colors of nature herself
blend together to honor you,
Queen of spring,
as we give you honor this day.
Spring is here and the land is fertile,
ready to offer up gifts in your name.
we pay you tribute, our lady,
daughter of the Fae,
and ask your blessing this Beltane.

 

Patti Wigington, Author
Published on ThoughtCo

 

Honor the Sacred Feminine with a Goddess Ritual

When Margaret Murray wrote her ground-breaking God of the Witches, in 1931, scholars quickly dismissed her theory of a universal, pre-Christian cult of witches who worshiped a singular mother goddess. However, Murray wasn’t completely off-base; a number of individual cults existed in pre-Christian Europe which honored mother goddesses of their own. In Rome, the cult of Cybele was huge, and the mystery traditions of Isis in Egypt soon took on a mother-goddess status.

 

Take advantage of the blooming of spring, and use this time to celebrate the archetype of the mother goddess, and honor your own female ancestors and friends.

 

This simple ritual can be performed by both men and women, and is designed to honor the feminine aspects of the universe as well as our female ancestors. If you have a particular deity you call upon, feel free to change names or attributes around where needed. Otherwise, you can use the all-encompassing name of “Goddess” in the rite.

 

Decorate your altar with symbols of femininity: cups, chalices, flowers, lunar objects, fish, and doves or swans. You’ll also need the following items for this ritual:

 

A white candle
An offering of something that is important to you
A bowl of water
A handful of small pebbles or stones
If your tradition calls for you to cast a circle, do so now. Begin by standing in the goddess position, and saying:

 

I am (your name), and I stand before you,
goddesses of the sky and earth and sea,
I honor you, for your blood runs through my veins,
one woman, standing on the edge of the universe.
Tonight, I make an offering in Your names,
As my thanks for all you have given me.

 

Light the candle, and place your offering before it on the altar. The offering may be something tangible, such as bread or wine or flowers. It can also be something symbolic, such as a gift of your time or dedication. Whatever it is, it should be something from your heart. You may want to read up on Offerings to the Gods for some ideas.

 

Once you have made your offering, it is time to call upon the goddesses by name. Say:

 

I am (your name), and I stand before you,
Isis, Ishtar, Tiamat, Inanna, Shakti, Cybele.
Mothers of the ancient people,
guardians of those who walked the earth thousands of years ago,
I offer you this as a way of showing my gratitude.
Your strength has flowed within me,
your wisdom has given me knowledge,
your inspiration has given birth to harmony in my soul.

 

Now it is time to honor the women who have touched your life. For each one, place a pebble into the bowl of water. As you do so, say her name and how she has impacted you. You might say something like this:

 

I am (your name), and I stand before you,
to honor the sacred feminine that has touched my heart.
I honor Susan, who gave birth to me and raised me to be strong;
I honor Maggie, my grandmother, whose strength took her to the hospitals of war-torn France;
I honor Cathleen, my aunt, who lost her courageous battle with cancer;
I honor Jennifer, my sister, who has raised three children alone…

 

Continue until you have placed a pebble in the water for each of these women. Reserve one pebble for yourself. Finish by saying:

 

I am (your name), and I honor myself,
for my strength, my creativity, my knowledge, my inspiration,
and for all the other remarkable things that make me a woman.

Take a few minutes and reflect on the sacred feminine. What is it about being a woman that gives you joy? If you’re a man performing this ritual, what is it about the women in your life that makes you love them? Meditate on the feminine energy of the universe for a while, and when you are ready, end the ritual.

 

Tips:

 

This ritual can be adapted for a group easily; with a little planning it can become a beautiful ceremony for a number of people. Consider doing it as part of a womens’ circle, in which each member honors the others as part of the rite.

 

Patti Wigington, Author
Published on ThoughtCo

 

 

Magickal Goody for Today – Make Your Own Beltane Incense

 

At Beltane, spring is beginning to get seriously underway. Gardens are being planted, sprouts are beginning to appear, and the earth is returning to life once again. This time of year is associated with fertility, thanks to the greening of the land, and with fire. A few fire-associated herbs can be blended together to make the perfect Beltane incense. Use it during rituals and ceremonies, or burn it for workings related to fertility and growth.

 

Fresh herbs will likely be too young to harvest right now, which is why it’s a good idea to keep a supply on hand from the previous year. However, if you do have a fresh plant you wish to dry out, you can do this by placing it on a tray in your oven at low heat for an hour or two. If you have a home dehydrator, these work just as well.

 

This recipe is for loose incense, but you can adapt it for stick or cone recipes. If you haven’t read up on Incense 101, you should do that before beginning. As you mix and blend your incense, focus on the goal of your work.

 

You’ll need:

2 parts Mugwort
1 part dried daffodil petals
1 part Basil
1 part Hawthorn berries
1 part Patchouli
1 part Cinnamon
1/2 part Dragon’s Blood resin

 

Add your ingredients to your mixing bowl one at a time. Measure carefully, and if the leaves or blossoms need to be crushed, use your mortar and pestle to do so. As you blend the herbs together, state your intent. You may find it helpful to charge your incense with an incantation, such as:

 

Fire blend and fire light,
I celebrate Beltane this warm spring night.
This is the time of most fertile earth,
the greening of the land, and new rebirth.
Fire and passion and labor’s toil,
life grows anew out of the soil.
By Beltane’s flames, bring fertility to me,
As I will, so it shall be.

 

Store your incense in a tightly sealed jar. Make sure you label it with its intent and name, as well as the date you created it. Use within three months, so that it remains charged and fresh.

 

Patti Wigington, Author
Published on ThoughtCo

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Shuffling the Cards for April 29th, We Reveal Your Love Tarot, Your Daily Tarot, Your Egyptian Tarot & That’s Just The Start

We are always trying to find new forms of divination to bring to each day.

 

In this episode, you will find:

Your Daily Tarot Card

Your Daily Love Tarot Card

Your Egyptian Tarot Card

Your Daily Witches Rune

Your Numerology for the Day

The Wisdom of the Buddha

A Little Thought From Me To You

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What Does The Fates Have In Store for This Week & Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes & Get a Jump On Tomorrow

What does the day have in store for you today, well then how about tomorrow?

 

This episode includes

Your Daily Horoscopes

If You Were Born Today (With a Look A Head at the Year to Come)

Get a Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes

Up Next….

Daily Love Tarot Card

Daily Tarot Card

Your Daily Runes

Your Daily Animal Spirit  Guide

and much, much more

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Up Next….

Your Daily Tarot

Plus we are introducing several new Tarot readings, for example, Your Love Taort

Animal Spirit of the Day

Wisdom of the Buddha

Just to mention a few

Welcome To All This Beautiful Saturday Morn’! You Are Just In Time for Our Daily Astronomy

Wishing One & All A Very Beautiful & Blessed Saturday Morning! We hope you are having a fantastic day so far, you are just in time for our Daily Astronomy for April 29th!

 

Beltane, Beltane, Flowers Bloom
Chase away the Winter’s Gloom
Weave Bright Fabric on the Loom
Stir the Cauldron ~ Banish Doom

Sacred Hawthorn used this Night
Feed the Fires ~ Start the Rite
Open up the Veil so Thin
Reap the Wisdom from Within

God is Sun and Goddess Earth
Burst forth Spring and all Rebirth
Wash one’s Face with Dawn’s First Dew
Circle ‘round the Mighty Yew

Emerald, Garnet, Copper, Gold
Handfast Lovers we Enfold
Round the Maypole we do Turn
Laughing, Playing, no Concerns

Join this Time of Dark and Light
Welcome Love and all that’s Bright
Hair Entwined in Flowery Sheen
Beauty’s Apron full of Green

Go and Seek an Animal’s Lair
Hunt and Kill the Moonstruck Hare
Fireweed, Nettle, Mushroom, Rose
Sanctify and Clear all Woes

Beltane, Beltane comes in May
Plant the Seeds that make the Hay
Regenerate and Dance this Day
Let Life and Fertility always Stay

 

by Kachina (Pam A.)
Published on Victory of Light

 

Beltane April 30th – May 1st

Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception. On May Eve the sexuality of life and the earth is at its peak. Abundant fertility, on all levels, is the central theme. The Maiden goddess has reached her fullness. She is the manifestation of growth and renewal, Flora, the Goddess of Spring, the May Queen, the May Bride. The Young Oak King, as Jack-In-The-Green, as the Green Man, falls in love with her and wins her hand. The union is consummated and the May Queen becomes pregnant. Together the May Queen and the May King are symbols of the Sacred Marriage (or Heiros Gamos), the union of Earth and Sky, and this union has merrily been re-enacted by humans throughout the centuries. For this is the night of the Greenwood Marriage. It is about sexuality and sensuality, passion, vitality and joy. And about conception. A brilliant moment in the Wheel of the Year to bring ideas, hopes and dreams into action. And have some fun…..

 

Also included in this episode

Your Astronomy for Saturday, April 29th

In Your Sky Tonight

The Witches Current Moon Phase

About the Waxing Crescent Moon Phase

Up Next….

Your Horoscopes

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GAIA – Celestial Creation

GAIA – Celestial Creation

 

WHAT COULD HAVE EXISTED before the earth? It is difficult to imagine—our minds and senses are irrevocably entwined with our experiences of life upon this planet. The beauty of our green and blue world, with its many forms of life, has a magnificence that warrants our respectful protection…..

 

From the Book

The Book of Goddesses: Expanded Anniversary Edition 

Kris Waldherr

 

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The Witches Spell of the Day for April 27 – Binding Off Harm Spell

The Witches Spell for Thursday, April 27th – Binding off Harm

 

You’ll need:

A photo of the person you wish to bind
Black pen
Black glove
3 tsp black pepper
Small round mirror
Twine
Dark cloth
Black candle (optional)

 

You can burn a black candle while you do this spell if you wish.

 

If a person wishes to harm you, take their picture and write their name nine times on the back in black. Take a black glove and place 3 tsp of black pepper in the glove. Take a small round mirror and place this picture facing the mirror, and place the glove stretched out as a hand on the back of this picture. Take some twine and wrap it all together while saying:

 

“Everything you say to me, everything you do,
bounces off of me three times, and sticks itself on you.”

 

Then wrap it into a dark or black cloth and hide it somewhere near the entry door which is most used in your house. Results should start to be evident in about three days.

 

Best done on a Wednesday night.

 

 

Source
Everything Under the Moon

 

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Your Daily Tarot, Runes, Ancient Symbol Card & We Have A Few New Ones Just for You

Welcome to one of our favorite episodes, we love drawing the Tarot cards and doing Rune readers for ourselves. So why not do them on a daily basis for our family & friends? We couldn’t see why not. It never hurts to be prepared, does it?

In this episode….

Tarot Card of the Day

Daily Love Tarot

Your Daily Influence for Today

Daily Witches Rune

Your Ancient Symbol card for Today

Your Animal Spirit Guide for Today

Your Daily Numerology for Today

Your Charm for Today

The Wisdom of the Buddha

and last but not least, A Little Thought from Me to You!

Up Next….

The Witches Spell of the Day

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What Does The Stars Have in Store for You, Your Horoscopes for April 27 & Get A Jump on Tomorrow

Horoscopes, Horoscopes & More Horoscopes! What can you really say about them, except.take a look to see what the Fates have in store for you.

This episode includes….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Today

If Your Birthday Is Today & Your Year’s Forecast

Get a Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for April 28th

Up Next…..

Your Daily Tarot Card

Your Daily Runes

Your Daily Charm

Your Daily Animal Spirit Guide

And a few new surprise!

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Your Magickal Guide To Thursdays

Charge of the God

Listen to the words of the Great Father, who of old was called Osiris, Adonis, Zeus, Thor, Pan, Cernunnos, Herne, Lugh and by many other names.

I am the Flame that burns in the heart of every being,
And in the core of every Star.
I am Life, and the Giver of Life,
Yet therefore is the Knowledge of Me
The Knowledge of Death and Resurrection.

I am alone, the Lord within yourselves,
Whose Name is Mystery of Mysteries.

I am the Lord of the Universe,
The Father of all living,
The All-Devourer and the All-Begetter.

I am He Whose Seed lies strewn
As glittering Gems across velvet darkness
Within the Womb of the Mother.

I am the Lord of the Shadows
In the darkness of the Underworld,
For I am the Midnight Sun.

I am the Light of the Stars,
And the Spark of the Spirit Eternal,
For I am the God Within.

I am the Horned Leader of the Hosts of Air,
The Leader of the Wild Hunt,
The Judge of Gods and of Men.

I am the seed of grain,
I am the seed of flesh,
I am the Seed of the Stars.

I am the Lord of the Heights,
I am the Lord of the Depths,
God of forest, of flock, and of field.

I am the Hunter and Hunted,
I am the wolf and the Shepherd,
I am the vine and the grain.

I am a Guiding Star above you,
I am a bright Flame before you,
I am a smooth Path beneath you.

I am the Light of Life.
I am the Flame of Love.
I am the Horned God!

My law is harmony with all things.

Mine is the secret that opens the gates of life and mine is the eternal circle of rebirth.

I give the knowledge of life everlasting,
and beyond death I give the promise of regeneration and renewal.

I am the sacrifice, the father of all things, and my protection blankets the earth.

Hear the words of the dancing God, the music of whose laughter stirs the winds,
whose voice calls the seasons.

I who am the Lord of the Hunt and the Power of the Light,
sun among the clouds and the secret of the flame.

I call upon your bodies to arise and come unto me.
For I am the flesh of the earth and all its beings.
Thru me all things must die and with me are reborn.

Let my worship be in the body that sings,
for behold all acts of willing sacrifice are my rituals.

Let there be desire and fear, anger and weakness,
joy and peace, awe and longing within you.
For these too are part of the mysteries found within yourself, within me.

The Magick of Thursday

Planet Ruled: Jupiter

 

Colors: Blue, purple, green

 

Deities: Jupiter, Juno

 

Magickal Intent: Abundance, protection, prosperity, strength, wealth, healing.

 

Magickal Days of the Week – Thursday

 

Thursday is a day of royal blues and greens, associated with the planet Jupiter and metals like tin. When it comes to deities, look at leader type gods like Thor, Zeus, and Jupiter. Gemstone correspondences for Thursday include turquoise, amethyst and lapis lazuli, and plant associations can be found in honeysuckle, cinquefoil, and even oak trees.

 

This is a day for honor, fealty and family loyalty, as well as harvesting, success, and prosperity.

 

Take advantage of Thursday’s different aspects and do spellwork that brings abundance to you, declares your allegiance, and embraces prosperity.

 

Author

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by ThoughtCo

Today is Thursday, April 27th

 

Thursday is the day of the planet Jupiter, dedicated to Thunor(Thor), God of thunder and agricultural work. His parallels in various European traditions are Zeus, Taranis, Perun, Perkunas and St. Olaf. The faith of the Northern Tradition holds Thursday sacred, just as Islam reveres Friday, Judaism the Sabbath(calculated from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday), and Christianity, Sunday. This is why almost all adages about Thursday are positive, such as “Thursday’s child has far to go,” “Sneeze on Thursday, something better,” or “Cut nails on Thursday for wealth.” Thursday rules controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being and material success.

Deity: Thor

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn/Pisces/Sagittarius

Planet: Mercury

Tree: Oak

Herb: Henbane

Stone: Turquoise/Bloodstone/Topaz

Animal: Fish/Goat/Aurochs

Element: Fire

Color: Brown/White/Orange

Number: 3

Rune: Thorn

 

 

Celtic Tree Month of Saille (Willow) – (April 15 -May 12)

The Runic Half Month of Man (April 14 – April 28)

Goddess of the Month of Maia – (April 18 – May 15)

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

Today Is Thursday, April 27th, We Celebrate…..

Landsgemeinden(Switzerland)
Mati-Syra-Zemlya

Themes: Community, divination, promises, justice, morality

 
Symbols: Oil, soil

 
About Mati-Syra-Zemlya: This goddess’s name means “moist mother” alluding to her fertile aspects. She attends today’s festivities to hear oaths and witness legal decisions that may affect the rest of the year. Any promise or sentence made with one hand on the earth, or in her name, is completely binding. In some areas her motherly nature is expressed through healing qualities, while in others she has prophetic ability. An appropriate gift for her is hemp oil.

 
To Do Today: This is a civic-oriented holiday during which people gather to conduct regional business, including voting, budgets, and tax proposals. It’s a very old custom adorned with lavish clothing, ceremonial swords, and I suspect, an eavesdropping goddess(just to keep everyone honest). If you need to tie up some pending business, work on your personal budget, or balance the checkbook, honor Mati-Syra-Zemlya and draw her ethical energies to you by getting busy!

 
Alternatively, if you’ve been thinking about getting more involved with your local or magickal community, make a commitment to Mati-Syra_Zemlya to start making efforts in that direction. Simply place a hand on the ground and speak your pledge to her ears. The goddess will respond by giving you the time and energy needed to fulfill that commitment.

 
365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Patricia Telesco

The Witches Guide To Thursday

 

Today is the day for prosperity work of all kinds. It can also be used for healing work, whether that is a physical healing of an illness or an emotional healing. Also remember that you have to follow up your healing work and prosperity magick and physical action.

 

I can’t tell you the number of times I have met new witches who complain to me that their prosperity spell or “I need a better job” spell did not work as they expected. They’ll ramble on and on about how much time and money they spent working their magick….but, alas, they had no glorious manifestation of wealth or fabulous job that suddenly dropped out of the sky and landed in their laps.

 

Then, when I gently ask them, “Did you enchant your resume or application when you filled it out? Did you do a little confidence-boosting spellwork when you went to apply for the job or went to the interview?” typically they give me a blank, confused stare.

 

Nine times out of ten, their response is, “You mean I have to go out and actually look for the job too?” Um, yes, my dear, you certainly do. Magick follows the path of least resistance, which means it’s going to manifest along the simplest, quickest route. Get out there and hit the pavement. See what you can find. Times are tough and competition for good jobs is fierce, so you need whatever edge you can get. For folks like us, we’re going to get the edge by using our magick and our spellcraft.

 

Thursdays have such a rich source of magick for us to draw upon that, honestly, the sky is the limit. This is the day associated with the gods of the sky and heavens, after all. Get to know these deities and add their wisdom and magick into your days

 

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

Custom Magick for the Witches Thursday

Well, let’s see … abundance, prosperity, and good health has been our focus for this day. Now how about a little more information and ideas for working practical magick with one of our fascinating featured deities of the day?

 
Juno was the Queen of Heaven. As the matriarch of the gods, she guarded over women in every aspect of their lives. Juno was thought to have renewed her virginity every year. Similar to other goddess stories, Juno was a triple goddess-a virgin who belonged to no one; a mother and woman in the prime of her life, sexual and mature; and also a crone, powerful, wise, and sometimes vengeful (as she made her husband’s many mistresses’ lives either fairly unhappy or short).

 
There are references to an early all-female triad of goddesses known as the Capitoline toline Triad. This triad consisted of Juventas, Juno, and Minerva. To the Greeks, they would have been known as Hebe, Hera, and Hecate. Ultimately the triad became Juno, Minerva, and the male Jupiter. Jupiter, another of Thursday’s gods, was Juno’s consort.

 
As mentioned earlier, Juno, in her aspect as Juno Moneta, was the patron and protector tector of the Roman mint. The coins produced at her temples were blessed by Juno and imbued with her powers of abundance and prosperity. In another of her aspects as Juno Augusta, Juno was the goddess of an abundant harvest.

 
In addition, another of Juno’s magickal correspondences is the semiprecious stone malachite. Malachite is a beautiful green-banded stone that was also called the “peacock cock stone” in Italy. The peacock was a sacred animal of Juno’s, and the magickal energies of malachite encourage health and prosperity.

 

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

A Tadbit More Witchery for Your Thursdays

Try wearing some honeysuckle-scented perfume to encourage prosperity. Bewitch someone by wearing deep royal blue or brighten up a dreary day by wearing lucky, prosperity-drawing green. Brew up a pot of mint tea to help increase your cash flow. Try adding a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon to an unscented candle to encourage some fast cash. Bake up a loaf of wheat bread for the family, and celebrate abundance and be thankful for all that you have.

 
Conjure up a witchy craft and create a philter or two for your magickal needs. Work with the deities and the magickal plants featured in this chapter and experiment. How did the energies of the plants of Jupiter enhance your magick?

 
What did you learn by working with Juno, Jove, or Zeus? The truth is that by adding these new techniques and information into your spellcasting repertoire, you will indeed advance your skills, thereby moving up in the ranks to become a more adept magickal practitioner.

 
Just by believing in yourself and working toward creating abundance, health, and prosperity, you have already begun to transform your outlook on life. Put your game face on; think positively. Work with Thor for perseverance and courage, and apply those qualities to your own prosperity spells and healing witchery. Break out the tarot cards; take a careful look at those images of the three featured cards in this chapter. How could you incorporate that symbolism into other spells of your own design?

 
Call on the gods and goddess of Thursday and bring some positive change, abundance health, and prosperity into your life!

 

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

The Witches Almanac for Thursday, April 27th

Freedom Day (South Africa)

Waxing Moon

 
Moon phase: First Quarter

 
Moon Sign: Taurus

 
Moon enters Gemini 9: 39 pm

 
Incense: Carnation

 
Color: Green

About the Gemini Moon

Witty and charming, Gemini Moon is fun and pleasant to hang out with. Their twin aspect also makes them moody and irritable, though. If you can put up with the constant switch from one to the other, you will find that they are very interesting people to be around. They like to have a hand in everything, are usually well-informed and are the basis for the saying “curiosity killed the cat.” Their inquisitiveness is all-encompassing. Like other air signs, the Moon Sign Gemini is adept at saying what they think is expected before they have a chance to think about it. They may also imitate others’ behavior if they think it is more acceptable than just being themselves.

 

Gemini Moon needs a lot of stimulation to keep their interest. They are either, talking, reading or thinking… they never stop. They bore easily. You may notice they are somewhat restless, and may worry incessantly or appear to be perpetually nervous. Since they are more likely to reason things than feel them, they are capable of handling anxiety, worry and sorry better than others.

 

Sociable and friendly, Gemini Moon has a talent with words. They have a great imagination and always have way too many irons in the fire. Some may tend to pay too much attention to what everyone else is doing and forget what they needed to take care of. They often have artistic talents if they can be persuaded to stick with it and develop them. They may pick up one interest, only to drop it a week later for another. No matter what they end up doing, they need an outlet for creativity. They also need contact with others. Social interaction is needed like they need air… they can’t survive without it.

 

Gemini Moon is a great organizer, even though inside they may be unsettled. While they are very open-minded, their ability to make a decision suffers for it. Even so, the versatility and adaptability that they have is an exceptional trait. Monotony is their worst fear. They prefer change and adventure.
If they have a problem, they want to talk it out. They like to analyze their problems, which can make them look detached. In fact, they may feel more comfortable talking about their feelings than experiencing them. Because of this, it is common for this Sign to often feel misunderstood. If you have a friend with a Moon Sign Gemini, they will want to help you solve your problems in the fastest, most clever way they can manage. Be prepared to be peppered with questions so they can get all the facts.

 

When in a relationship, they are loyal and loving. Their problem is that those they may be attracted to physically may not stimulate them intellectually, and vice versa. While they don’t like being tied down and demand a certain amount of freedom, once they have made up their mind to commit, they’re in it for the long haul. Unfortunately, even to those who know them well, the Moon in Gemini person comes off as fickle.

Source

Always Astrology.com

Your Correspondences for Thursday, April 27th

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, Nutmeg and Sage

 
Planet: Jupiter

 
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces

 
Angel: Sachiel

 
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo

 
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak

 
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire

 
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

 

Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

Thursday is Ruled By Jupiter

Thursday is a Jupiter day. Here is the day of the week for prosperity, abundance, and good health. Thursday is “Thor’s day.” This Norse god gave the day his name and many of his attributes, including strength and abundance. Some suggestions for Thursday enchantments would include:

 

Wearing a regal and royal shade of blue to see how it affects your mood and your magic. Other colors for the day include purple and green

 

Carrying a turquoise tumbled stone in your pocket to draw a little protective and healing energy your way Incorporating honeysuckle blossoms and cinquefoil foliage into prosperity charms

 

Calling on Thor for abundance, or on the Roman god Jupiter for the ability to peacefully referee a fight

 

Adding a few oak leaves—which are sacred to these Thursday gods—to your charms to see how much better your spell works out

 

Casting a charm with wheat stalks for prosperity, and calling on Juno Moneta to bring wealth into your life

 

Baking up some whole wheat bread and blessing it for abundance. Be sure to thank the gods for your family and your good health.

Aspects of Jupiter

 

Notes: Perform on a Thursday and/or during the waxing moon, with the Full moon being strongest. A purple or blue candle.

Color: Thursday

Color: Blue, purple

Metal: Tin

Stones: Lapis lazuli, amethyst, turquoise, sapphire.

Plants: Anise, betony, cinquefoil, jasmine, lavender, oak sage, yerba santa.

Rules: Sagittarius, Pisces

Oils: Anise, beramot, cedar, fir honeysuckle, jasmine, laveder, ntmet, orris, strawberry.

Rules Involving: honor, riches, health, friendships, the heart’s desires, luck, accomplishment, religion, trade and employment, treasure, legal matters.

Thursday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell

 

Thursdays are good days for travel and change. It’s the perfect day to re-arrange the furniture of your house and gain a new perspective on something. Even if you are not able to do any traveling on this day, you can still use Thursdays to do spells for travel. You can even do spells for positive change, and re -arrangement of your life. It’s a good idea to exercise on this day, as well. That way, your body can be in-shape by the time Friday comes along.

 

Vehicle Blessing Before Traveling

Goal: To bless a new or existing vehicle.

 

Optional extras: Sage smudge stick; salt and water

 

Notes: This spell can be used for any vehicle, including trucks, motorcycles, boats, etc. Before or during the spell, walk around the vehicle and smudge it with the sage, then sprinkle it with the salt and water. Visualize a shining shield being placed around the vehicle. (You can substitute the word car, truck, or whatever.)

 

With fire and air, I bless this vehicle
With earth and water, I bless this vehicle
May it run smoothly
May it carry me safely
Wherever I travel
And return me safely to my home
In the name of the goddess
I bless this vehicle
In the name of the god
I protect this vehicle

And all who travel in it
So Mote It Be

 

 

Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook: Wonderfully Witchy Blessings, Charms & Spells .
Deborah Blake

A Guide to Birthmark Superstitions

Angel Kisses or Mark of the Devil?

by Phylameana lila Desy

 

Birthmarks have quite the reputation, good and bad both. They have been called both Angel Kisses and Marks of the Devil. Quite the polarity of meaning between these two names bequeathed upon birthmarks don’t you think?

 

Throughout history, birthmarks were feared by superstitious, paranoid, and religious fanatics. But in the present day, many believe birthmarks are indeed lucky omens with special meanings indicating reincarnation, life purpose, or destiny.

 

A BIRTHMARK COULD HINT OF POSSIBLE CAUSE OF DEATH FROM PREVIOUS LIFETIME
Some people believe that birthmarks are clues to the cause of injury or death from the previous lifetime. In this case the location of a birthmark on the body could indicate a wound. In addition, the shape of the birthmark could be even more telling. For example, a sword or dagger could indicate a stabbing. A flame or torch shape could mean a prior death by fire. A circular marking could indicate a bullet hole. One man was told by a psychic that his birthmark that resembles a hangman gallows meant he had been hung—and in his case, unjustly so! Some people believe that anyone who does not have any birthmarks died of natural causes in their past life.

 

MORE PAST LIFE MARKINGS
Aside from a sword birthmark possibly being a past life death indicator, a sword could also signal a past life of a being a warrior, or having lived with great strength or bravery.

 

It has been speculated that certain birthmark shapes might indicate a specific trade or ethnic group from a former incarnation.

 

Some believe that birthmarks imprint upon the soul a memory, or a reminder of a lesson learned in a previous incarnation, so as to avoid a similar path or conflict in present day.

 

ANIMAL SPIRITS AS BIRTHMARKS
Animal shaped birthmarks can indicate a special connection with the animal kingdom, and specific to the spirit animal teachings. Common animal markings resemble cats, rabbits, birds, a snake, or fish. You might have a birthmark that looks like an animal paw, a feather, or wings. Any of these indicates a connection to animals; look to them for insight or enlightenment.

 

BIRTHMARK OMENS
Favorable birthmarks are those that resemble protective symbols such as a rabbit’s foot, a four-leaf clover, horseshoe, angel wings, etc. Rather than carrying good luck amulets in your pocket you already have a built in shield. You have been blessed by spirit or the angels.

 

HEARTS AND SIGNS FOR IDENTIFICATION
Birthmarks have also been thought to be forms of identification, helping twin flames or soul mates to reunite. Heart-shaped birthmarks are especially beloved—a symbol of universal love. Families have sometimes have reported that the same birthmarks show up on their relatives or through the generations. Remember my ear pierce birthmark? My aunt was born with a similar piercing.

 

ASTROLOGICAL SYMBOLS AND CONNECTION TO THE COSMOS
Crescent moon, shooting stars, and sunbursts are favored birthmarks.

 

Some people with such birthmarks often will feel a strong connection to the cosmos, looking to the skies during introspective periods. Others have reported birthmark shapes that align with their zodiac signs, such as an archer, scorpion, or libra scales.

 

SACRED GEOMETRY
Sacred or spiritual symbols as birthmarks are interesting too, giving pause along with a questioning mind and heart, These shapes include pyramids, diamonds, circles, Star of David, or the rare merkaba.

 

FRECKLE CLUSTERS
You might notice that your freckles tell a story. Freckle clusters create images or resemble maps or regions. They might look like the shape of Florida or the Hawaiian Islands. One woman told me that she has a strand of freckles that resemble the big dipper running from her elbow to her wrist. Also, odd dots that are not the typical freckle can form in clusters.

 

There is really no end to what a person’s birthmark looks like. They might look like letters of the alphabet, flowers, a space ship or even a dancing pig!

 

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Good Thursday Morning To All! Welcome to Your Daily Astronomy for Thursday, April 27th

Good Thursday Morning to Everyone! We hope you are having a very beautiful Thursday. Rather chilly here, believe it has turned off Winter again. We start our broadcast with a little background on our next Sabbat, which is Beltane and it occurs on May 1st. In cast you are new to Witchcraft or just learning about us, Beltane is one of our Festivals that we celebrate throughout the year. Even though it doesn’t occur to May 1st, we like to start supplying our members with information they might need for that particular Sabbat.

Now let’s get that history and get this show on the road…..

 

A Brief Look at Beltane, May 1st

Beltane is the last of the three spring fertility festivals. It is the time when the sun is fully released from the bondage of winter and able to rule over summer and life once again. As summer begins, weather becomes warmer, and the plant world blossoms, an exuberant mood prevails. May is the month of sensuality and sexuality revitalized, the reawakening of the earth and Her Children. It is the time when we reawaken to the vivid colors, vibrant scents, tingling summer breezes, and the rapture of summer after a long dormant winter. It is a time of extraordinary expression of earth, animal, and person; a time of great enchantment and celebration.

 

Beltane’s Promise

Gathered by the lapping water’s shore
In the moonlight, a fire flickers high
God and goddess welcome you this eve
To find your lover and dance as one

Songs of Earth and Water beckon a rising crescendo
The tunes will bring fruition to dreams and greening fields
Tremble with the power rising
A two backed beast moves thru the night

The furrow is plowed, the seed is planted
The Earth sighs in contentment for love of a God
The eastern sky lightens with a promise…
Another Beltaine, another season of love.

Tracy Martzall, Author
Originally published on Everything Akasha

Also included in this episode…

Astronomy of the Day

In Your Sky Tonight

The Witches Current Moon Phase

About The Waxing Crescent Moon

Venus in Aries on April 28th

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