Weekly Horoscopes November 3rd to November 9th

Weekly Horoscope by Georgia Nicols

All Signs

This week many people will encounter power struggles with others. This is because fiery Mars is at odds with big daddy Pluto. The best way to use this energy is to change the world around you to better suit your needs and desires. However, what is more likely, is that people will have fierce power struggles and disagreements. This is because Mars brings much energy into the picture, while Pluto is entrenched in a passionate stance. Note: This nasty little standoff can often end up in defeat! (Ouch.) In fact, defeat is almost assured if you are ruthless or underhanded. This week nice guys do not finish last. They finish first! (And they dress quickly, too.)

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is an intense week. The downside is that maddening, goofy errors will dog your steps regarding banking details or anything to do with inheritances and shared property. The upside is that you can finish matters that have been dragging on for a while. Start looking for ways to travel for pleasure because for sure you will have this opportunity in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, be patient with partners and close friends, especially at the beginning of the week because you might encounter a standoff like the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Lighten up in your dealings with others. Be tolerant and patient. Cope as best you can. If your bread is stale – make toast.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Old friends, ex-spouses and ex-partners are back on the scene. This might be the reason that you are at odds with someone at work. At the beginning of the week, you will encounter difficulties with someone, probably on the job; however, these obstacles might also relate to a pet or something to do with your health. Either way it’s a power struggle – and you don’t need this. Fortunately, you’re entering a lovely window of a few weeks that blesses you financially. Expect gifts, goodies and favours from others to come your way! In addition, during the next few weeks, you have an advantage if you need to borrow money or get a loan or mortgage from a bank. Ka-ching!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a tricky week ahead. Many of you are at odds with a lover or a romantic partner. You might be fighting. Fortunately, this kind of situation will blow hot and cold because while Mars makes you fight, Venus will patch things up and create smooth relations for you. It’s a real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde scene! Meanwhile, retrograde Mercury will create errors, mixed-up communications, equipment breakdowns and missed appointments at work. Knowing this ahead of time, give yourself extra time this week so that you have some wiggle room to cope with the unexpected. Be smart!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a fun-loving, playful time! (If you’re lucky, you are not reading this column because you’re off somewhere on vacation!) Meanwhile, old flames are back in the picture for some. Many of you are also dealing with old issues regarding your kids. Your challenge at the beginning of this week will be arguments at home. Something will disrupt your home routine that’s for sure. Increased chaos and difficulties dealing with your day-to-day world will require patience on your part. Don’t let this spill over into tension with family members. Fortunately, things at work are smooth. Look for ways to make your workstation more attractive. Expect praise and maybe a raise.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is the perfect week to tackle repair projects you’ve been meaning to get to at home because you will finish these tasks easily. (Why didn’t I do this earlier?) Meanwhile, social occasions, dates, movies, musical performances and fun outings, especially with kids, will please you. Your challenge will be the fact that you’re at odds with someone this week. A power struggle with a sibling, relative or neighbour will be your challenge. You know what you want to achieve; however, someone will block you. Ideally, channel this same energy into changing your daily environment in a creative way that pleases you. This is your winning choice.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a busy, fast-paced time. Appointments, meetings, tasks, errands plus short trips and increased reading and writing give you a busy agenda. Your challenge is even though you have this busy agenda, you also have to deal with transportation delays, misplaced paperwork, confused communications and problems with how you communicate. It’s a drag. On top of this, a power struggle about finances and money is taking place. Make sure you are on the up and up because anything that is ruthless or underhanded will backfire. Continue with plans to entertain at home and make where you live more attractive. (“Hey, I like what you did with the place!”)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Many of you are involved in an old financial issue perhaps regarding a previous purchase, or previous job or a way that you earned money or something to do with your current earnings. Hopefully, this will be resolved quickly because Mercury retrograde can help you. Meanwhile, your ability to schmooze and charm others is tops because Venus is travelling through your House of Communications. Nevertheless, fiery Mars is in your sign at odds with Pluto, which means you have power struggles with someone. This might be someone at home or in the family; but it could be anyone. Be careful because the more you push, the greater you will increase their opposition to you. (You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This continues to be a wonderful time for you because the Sun is in your sign boosting your energy and attracting favourable situations and people to you. Since this happens only once a year, be grateful for this advantage. Admittedly, Mercury is retrograde in your sign creating delays and goofy mistakes. (Groan.) Such is life. But hey, Venus will attract money to you! It will also encourage you to spend money on beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. The thing to watch out for this week is something going on behind the scenes that creates power struggles or obstacles for you. Best to put your cards on the table and be open about whatever troubles you. Be upfront, forthright and clear.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This continues to be the ideal time to work alone or behind the scenes. In other words, take a back seat in the busy insanity of everything around you and start to identify and define goals for your new year ahead. You are a future oriented sign and when you have goals that you are working towards, you feel better. Ironically, sometimes it doesn’t matter if your goals are achieved but identifying goals still makes a valuable contribution in your life. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.” The process makes you consider many parameters in your life. Avoid a nasty standoff with a friend or a member of a group. Be your charming breezy, self.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Do yourself a favour and steer clear of nasty confrontations with parents, bosses, teachers and the police, especially at the beginning of the week. You won’t win if you wade into an argument. You will lose and you will regret it. Timing is everything. You have to know when to hold and when to fold. Meanwhile, you have been in contact with friends from the past and perhaps members of groups you haven’t seen for a while. Make the most of this. Some of you are also involved in a secret love affair. Others will welcome moments of solitude in beautiful surroundings so that you can catch your breath and make life easier and kinder.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You care about the environment and social issues. any of you are the first to start a petition or urge others to sign one. This week you might get carried away and become involved in an argument about politics, racial issues or religious matters. Don’t do this. Not this week. Stand back and don’t get involved in contentious subjects because the result will be nasty. This is one of those situations where you have to be prudent in order to live to fight another day. Timing is everything. Small wonder you are encountering bosses and authority figures (including parents) you haven’t seen for a while. The good news is you will enjoy the warmth of friends, especially creative, artistic people. Go with what works.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Travel plans and anything that you do to expand your experience of life excites you now! This is because you’re eager to grow, learn and explore new avenues! It’s a wonderful time to take a course or go back to school. Meanwhile, you create a fabulous impression on bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. (They think you walk on water.) Obviously, with this great press, now is the time to make your pitch or ask for a favour or do what you can to advance your agenda. Having said this, there is a spot of trouble in paradise. Disputes about shared property, inheritances, or something that you own jointly with others will arise and be nasty. Avoid these if you can, especially at the beginning of the week.

Handy Love Potions to Have On Hand

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Handy Love Potions to Have On Hand

Come To Me Lover Oil

Jasmine absolute
Rose attar
Neroli or essential oil of petitgrain
Gardenia absolute (or fragrance oil)
Tuberose absolute

Blend the above into apricot kernel or sweet almond oil. This is the most deluxe love-drawing oil. The ingredients are extremely expensive. It is not required that all of them be used, although the first three are fairly standard. The substitution of petitgrain for neroli will keep the costs down.

 

 

Amor Oil

Place a balm of Gilean bud and a piece of coral inside a bottle
Cover these with sweet almond and jojoba oils

Add a few drops of either petitgrain or neroli essential oil plus a drop of tangerine essential oil
Add a bit of ground cinnamon or one drop of essential oil of the cinnamon leaf.

 

The Perfect Potions for Friday, May 6th

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The Perfect Potions for Friday, May 6th

 

Love Apple Cocktail

This cocktail is meant to arouse desire. Stir together in a saucepan 2 cups of tomato juice, 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon of basil, and a dash each of dill and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer the mixture for three minutes, then chill it in the refrigerator. Strain the beverage before serving. Dill is powerful enough to bring on proposals of marriage, so if you’re not interested in marriage, you substitute with celery salt!

 

Love Drink

3 cl (~ 0.34 fl oz) of liquor
The thin peel an juice from 1⁄2 lemon
1 dl (~ 3.4 fl oz) of liquid honey
1 dl (~ 3.4 fl oz) of sugar
1 cinnamon stick
5 tbsp of coriander
5 fennel seeds
a pinch of dried sage
A pinch of dried rosemary
A larger pinch of dried basil
A couple of chopped almonds
A few lavender flowers
A bit of saffron for love and color

Let it soak for at least 1 month, taste, strain and let it rest for 6 months. Bring it up on a cold night an pour it carefully into the glass, so that none of the sediment gets in. Offer your partener a glass and enjoy the effect!!

Source

How To Make Potions & Spells That Really Work: The Beginners Guide To Real Witchcraft
Crafty Witch

 

Magickal Goody for January 21 is Peaceful Home Potion

Magickal Goody of the Day

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Peaceful Home Potion

1 handful of Jasmine

1 tbsp of Honey

2 Passion fruit flowers

1 handful of white Rose petals

1⁄2 cup of water

Mix it all together. While you mix the ingredients, you visualize your or the other one’s home filled with love and light. Put the mixture in a jar or bottle and place it where you can look at it every day.

 

—Crafty Witch, How To Make Potions & Spells That Really Work: The Beginners Guide To Real Witchcraft

Love Potions

Egyptian Fantasy

Love Potion #1

Fill a small pot with a handful of rosemary leaves, thirteen anise seeds, two cloves, three rose geranium leaves, a tablespoon of honey, and some grapefruit juice. Place the pot over a fire and bring the brew to a boil. Strain the mixture through a sieve. Add some of the liquid to a glass of wine or fruit juice, and then serve it to the man or woman from whom you desire love, or use it as an offering.

 

Love Potion #2

In a small pot, put one cup of Spring water, 1/4 cup grapefruit juice, 1 teaspoon fennel, 1 teaspoon vervain, 3 pinches of nutmeg. Place the pot on a fire, or on the stove in a stainless steel pot, and bring it to a boil. Sit before the pot with a pink candle, and concentrate on the man or woman from whom you wish love, chanting his or her name out loud for thirteen minutes. Remove the pot from the fire and strain the potion through cheesecloth. Add a bit of honey to sweeten the potion and give it to the one you desire. Be sure to prepair and administer the potion on a Friday night.

 

Sunday’s Magickal Philter Recipe for Health, Wealth & Success

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Sunday’s Magickal Philter Recipe for Health, Wealth & Success

 

You will need:
• A small decorative glass bottle with a lid or a stopper
• A clean dropper to easily add the essential oil
• A tiny golden sun charm
• 6 inches gold ribbon
• A label and a pen (to list the ingredients and to decorate and mark the bottle) /8 cup base oil like sunflower oil
• 9 fresh or dried sunflower petals
• Small chips or a tiny piece of carnelian
• 13 drops essential carnation oil

Pour your base oil into the bottle until the bottle is three quarters of the way full. Then add the tiny carnelian chip, the sunflower petals, and finally the essential carnation tion oil. Add the lid, hold your fingers over the top to avoid any spills, and then carefully fully shake up the mixture.

Hold up the mixture to the sunlight and allow the sun’s beams to illuminate the mixture within. Wipe off the outside of the bottle and use the label to list the ingredients and the use of the potion.

Finally, decorate the bottle by attaching the label and tying the gold ribbon around the neck of the bottle. Add the golden sun charm to the streamers of the ribbon so it is visible from the front of the bottle. Knot the charm into place. As you finish tying the bow, hold the bottle in your hands and repeat the charm below:

This philter carries the power of the sun
For health, wealth, and success, the charm is begun
The stone adds power and the element of fire
The sunflower brings fame and will grant my desire
Carnation oil to bring good health and to bind it fast

Now blend all together and make my witchery last By the power and might of this day of the sun This philter is magickally blessed, with harm to none. Store the philter bottle in a safe, dry place that will be out of direct sunlight (try an upper cabinet). Make sure to keep all philters and potions well out of the reach of children and pets.

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

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