It’s my birthday and I’m going to celebrate by using this Feng Shui birthday cure. I will get a red helium-filled balloon and with a new black marker bought especially for this occasion, I will write one really treasured wish on the outside of the balloon. Then I will tie it with nine inches of red ribbon and let it loose in my backyard. I will watch the balloon as it heads to the horizon, and just before it disappears I will visualize it turning into a golden orb that will now ‘feed’ the celestial dragon in the sky. That same dragon will fulfill my wish sometime before this same day next year. Happy birthday to me!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
October 22 and 23
Hi Matsur is a Japanese festival of purification and is celebrated annually at this time. Beginning on the eve of the 22nd there are torchlight processions and parades through the streets in honor of the ancient Gods. The procession ends at a sacred shrine in Kurama, where it is believed that the ancient ones return to Earth at the stroke of midnight. Prayers and invocations will be offered the following day.
Wheel of Fortune
Sunday, Sep 8th, 2013
The central theme of what is traditionally called the Wheel of Fortune card is cyclical change. The Wheel keeps on rolling, churning events in a ceaseless progression of ups and downs, either way freeing us from the past. No one can escape its cyclical action, which can feel somewhat terrifying — no matter whether we are rising or falling. When one is balanced on top there is a moment of crystal clarity, but the only part of the Wheel not going up and down is the hub, which is your eternal Self, the Source of Freedom.
Every one of us will occupy all the points on the wheel at some time or another. The cycle of the wheel is its lesson — and we can learn to take comfort in it (as we do when we celebrate our birthday). If you don’t like the look of things right now, just wait — things will change. Of course, if you do like the look of things right now, enjoy it while it lasts, because that will change too!
The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, August 21st
Moon Sign: Aquarius
Moon Phase: Third Quarter
Moon enters Pisces 12:43 am
A little birdie told me that we had a person amongst us celebrating their birthday today,How about that?
Happy Birthday Wisty One!
We don’t have to hop on our brooms
and leave the room,
To send you many good wishes &blessings on this,
your very special day!
Happy Birthday Again, Wisty!
Make It A Good One!
Today commemorates the birth date of a modern day martyr, Dr. Martin Luther King. I am forever grateful to Dr. King as I remember the way he attempted to impact people who have long killed the messenger without trying to understand the message. This most special day remembers the birth of the man who dedicated his entire life promoting a message of equality, truth and fairness. Let each of us today promote peace in our own way. One of the ways we can do that is to invite peace into our lives, starting with what should be a most peaceful sanctuary, the bedroom. Using any shade of blue or green in that space is believed to heal both the spirit and the soul. From the paint on the walls to the accessories all around, try a splash of blue. And then go green. Heal you. Heal the planet. In honor of someone who tried to do exactly that. Happy birthday, Dr. King. I share your dream.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Good Thursday morning, my dearest of friends! How are you doing today? I hope fine. It is beautiful here today. We have a coating of snow on the ground. The sun is shining on it and absolutely blinds you to look out the window. It just seems like a sign from the Goddess that each of our days will now be getting brighter and brighter.
I do need to let you know something. We will have to get off the site early today. The weather service around here issued a blizzard warning for us Christmas night, we all laughed. I mean really a blizzard warning for Kentucky, sure. Well, we are laughing out the other end now. We had a blizzard, the winds around here got up to 70 mph. It was one heck of a storm. Anyway, you all know we are located out in the boonies. We have several old, large trees around our building. One of those old, large trees got blowed over. Thankfully a younger tree caught it and the guys have it braced up were it won’t come through the building. But I have been on the phone this morning trying to get someone out here ASAP! I got in touch with a company that said they would be here around 1:00. So when they show up to cut the tree, we will have to leave the building. I asked them how long it would take and they said it depends on how big the tree is. I am going to send the rest of the ladies home. Myself and some of the guys are going to stay here to make sure nothing bad happens. Heck if it does, I don’t know what we are going to do about it, lol!
But I thought I would let you know why we are going to disappear around one this afternoon. It is always something, I swear. I hope you have a fantastic Thursday and remember one more day to the weekend. TGIF!
Blessings to you & yours, dear friends,
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The Birthday of the Light
On the Christmas morning comics page
Two people slogging through the crowds of shoppers
pause to ask one another
“Isn’t this all supposed to be somebody’s birthday?”
Yes, it is.
This is the birthday of the Light.
Different people see the Light differently;
To many the Light is a babe in a manger,
A child destined to grow into a great teacher and healer,
Bringing the light of love to a world lost in darkness.
To others the light is the light of freedom,
Seen in the miracle of a lamp burning
Far longer than its meager supply of oil should have lasted
After the conquerors were driven from the Temple.
And still others celebrate winter sunlight
Bringing the primise of springtime
And reminding us to look at endings
As opportunities for new beginnings.
But even though we see the light differently
And hold different days in this season sacred to it,
Let us all look into the light together
To see opportunities for new beginnings
For a world of freedom and healing and love.
Thomas G. Digby
Goooood Saturday Morning, dearies! How are you doing this morning? Me? Much, much better! I feel like a bird that has been sprung from a cage. I know the people around me have great intentions. But damn, I was getting to feel smothered. Don’t do this, don’t do that, sit down, you can’t walk that far. I was getting ready to ask permission to go to the bathroom, lol!
Yesterday, I told them I was extremely grateful for everything they had done for me. But it was time, we all get back to normal. I know when I overdo and I will stop and sit down. Please leave me alone and let me get back up on my feet. I thought there for a moment they were going to spoon feed me, gee! When I get back to 100% I plan on throwing them a thank you party. I figure it is the least I can do. They all have been super and you couldn’t ask for a better bunch of friends.
I also have to thank you for having patience with us. It seems like everything has gotten screwed up and you hung in there with us. You are a super bunch of friends also. Anyone else would have said, “the heck with them. I’m going some place else.” But you didn’t. You had faith in us. Thank you for that. I know I have said it a thousand times but I feel I owe the entire world a great big hug and kiss. So here goes………..
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