Spell for Today – Herbal Witches Cleansing Bottle

 

To make an herbal cleansing bottle, pour a layer of sand in a large clear bottle.

Add layers of dried herbs, one at a time: first rosemary; then lemon peel, sage, cedar, black peppercorns, lavender, dill, bay leaf, and rowan.

When the bottle is full, focus cleansing protective energy into the herbs and sand, and see a golden light radiating from the bottle. Visualize the herbs driving away negative influences.

Cork and seal the bottle with white wax (or another color of your choice).

Using a permanent marker, draw the Algiz rune on one side of the bottle, and on the other side draw a pentagram.

Set the bottle near your front or back door, and every six months, uncap, pour the herbs out into the woods or your compost heap, and thoroughly wash and dry the bottle before filling it with a new round of herbs.

From Everything Under The Moon

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Monday – Printable

Day: Monday (Moon-day)

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent. Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong, and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.

Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Word is

Coven

From moonlitpriestess.com

A group of Witches; can be all male, all female, or a mix of both. The traditional number of coven members is 13, however, the exact number of members and the purposes of the coven typically differ between traditions. Differentiated from other Witch group types in that covens function as a sort of family unit for the purpose of magickal practice and/or worship with structured set of rules, traditions, training, and hierarchy. Within Wicca, coven entry is by initiation only and following required training (usually up to a year and a day in length) into the particular coven’s tradition.

From Spells8.com

A group of witches is called a Coven. A witch’s magickal family may be considered their coven if they have formed a group to perform magick alongside each other.

If you are interested in joining an online coven, please write to High Priestess Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com for more information. Please put COVEN in the subject line.

June 27 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1542 Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sets sail from the Mexican port of Navidad to explore the west coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire

1743 War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch commanded troops in the field.

1929 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC

1950 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

1954 1st atomic power station opens – Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia

Today’s Historical Events

678 St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope

992 Battle of Conquereuil won by the Count of Anjou, Fulk the Black, defeating Conan I, Count of Brittany, in western France

1358 Republic of Dubrovnik is founded

1542 Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sets sail from the Mexican port of Navidad to explore the west coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire

1552 Cathedral Church of Charcas established in Charcas, Spanish Empire (later La Plata, now Sucre, Bolivia) [1]

1580 Duke of Alva’s army occupies Portugal

1652 New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America

1693 1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1947 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 “Julius LaRosa Show” debuts on CBS-TV

1958 8th Berlin International Film Festival: “Wild Strawberries” wins Golden Bear

1959 “West Side Story” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances

1966 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, premieres on ABC-TV

1973 “Live & Let Die”, 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US

1974 “Flip Wilson Show” last airs on NBC-TV

1975 25th Berlin International Film Festival: “Adoption” wins the Golden Bear

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1950 “Liar” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances

1964 “Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)” by Die Beatles peaks at #97

1969 Denver Pop Festival opens; 50,000 attend; Frank ZappaCreedence Clearwater Revival, and Jimi Hendrix headline; other performers include Three Dog Night, Tim Buckley, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, and Poco

1970 Festival Express opens in Toronto, Canada – The Grateful Dead, The Band, Janis Joplin, Flying Burrito Bros, Buddy Guy, Great Speckled Bird, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends cross Canada together by train, for 5 shows in 3 cities

1971 “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” closes at the John Golden Theatre, NYC, after 31 performances

1976 “Pacific Overtures” closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances

1982 “Dancin'” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances

1992 “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1864 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia: Colonel Sherman makes unsuccessful frontal attack on Confederate defensive lin

1890 Canadian boxer George Dixon becomes first black world champion when he stops English bantamweight champion Edwin “Nunc” Wallace in 18 rounds in London, England

1891 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Mabel Cahill beats defending champion Ellen Roosevelt 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

1894 American Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] sets out from Boston to become first woman to bicycle around the world (completes journey September 1895)

1898 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Louisa Martin 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles championship

1898 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Defending champion R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1

1899 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 6-3

1902 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Newport, RI: Marion Jones wins her second US singles title; beats Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 1-0 when the defending champion is forced to retire

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Sunday

From GypsyWolf.weebly.com

Latin: Dies Solis, “sun’s day”: a pagan Roman holiday. Also: Dominica, “the Day of God”.
French: dimanche
Italian: domenica
Spanish: domingo
German: Sonntag
Dutch: zondag

Rules: Healing, illumination, magical power, success, ambition, power, physical energy, strength and protection
Colors: Gold, Orange
Planet: Sun
Metal: Gold
Stones: Amber, Calcite (orange), Carnelian, Crystal (quartz), Diamond, Pipestone, Sulfur, Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz, Zircon
Herbs: Acacia, Arabic Gum, Bay, Benzoin, Carnation, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Citron, Copal, Frankincense, Juniper, Mastic Gum, Oak, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Wood Aloe, and Mistletoe which is highly poisonous
Zodiac: Leo

Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Word is

Charm

From moonlitpriestess.com

Another term for a protective object (see also Amulet, Talisman, and Charm Bag); also refers to a set of rhyming words as part of a spell.

From Spells8.com

From the Latin carmen meaning “song, incantation,” but came to be a generic term referring to any type of magick. As a noun, it commonly refers to a small object that protects its wearer from evil. As a verb, it commonly refers to refers to the act of using magick to exert control over a person.

June 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 June 26

Light Echoes from V838 Mon

Image Credit: NASAESAH. E. Bond (STScI)

Explanation: What caused this outburst of V838 Mon? For reasons unknown, star V838 Mon‘s outer surface suddenly greatly expanded with the result that it became one of the brighter stars in the Milky Way Galaxy in early 2002. Then, just as suddenly, it shrunk and faded. A stellar flash like this had never been seen before — supernovas and novas expel matter out into space. Although the V838 Mon flash appears to expel material into space, what is seen in the featured image from the Hubble Space Telescope is actually an outwardly expanding light echo of the original flash. In a light echo, light from the flash is reflected by successively more distant surfaces in the complex array of ambient interstellar dust that already surrounded the star. V838 Mon lies about 20,000 light years away toward the constellation of the unicorn (Monoceros), while the light echo above spans about six light years in diameter.

June 26 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

363 Roman Emperor Julian is killed during retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by troops on the battlefield.

1794 Battle of Fleurus: major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon

1857 The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria

1917 1st US troops arrive in France during World War I

1945 United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco

2016 Panama Canal’s third set of locks opens for commercial traffic, doubling the Canal’s capacity at an estimated cost of $5.25 billion

Today’s Historical Events

363 Roman Emperor Julian is killed during retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by troops on the battlefield.

684 St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1243 Battle of Köse Dağ: Mongols under Baiju defeat Seljuk army of Sultan Kaykhusraw II during Mongol attacks in north east Turkey

1284 According to the Lüneburg manuscript, a piper leads 130 children of Hamelin away

1409 Council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V

1483 Duke of Gloucester succeeds as King Richard III of England after Parliament declared Edward V illegitimate

1498 Toothbrush invented in China using boar bristles

1553 Christ’s Hospital in England granted a charter

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1925 “The gold rush“, directed, starring and written by Charlie Chaplin, is released

1946 Fred Allen’s last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny

1953 KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast

1959 9th Berlin International Film Festival: “The Cousins” wins Golden Bear

1962 WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 14th Berlin International Film Festival: “Dry Summer” wins the Golden Bear

1971 21st Berlin International Film Festival: “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” wins the Golden Bear

1979 “Moonraker”, 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1870 Richard Wagner‘s opera “Valkyrie”, second in his Ring Cycle premieres in Munich, featuring “Ride of the Valkyries”

1912 Gustav Mahler’s 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

1924 “Ziegfeld Follies of 1924”, featuring Billie Burke and W.C. Fields, opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC

1966 “Time for Singing” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances

1971 “Man of La Mancha” closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances

1973 London production of musical “Grease” premieres

1977 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

1979 Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, accidentally crashes & kills a driver

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1899 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: R.F. Doherty wins 3rd straight Wimbledon singles championship; beats Arthur Gore 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

1906 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)

1910 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2

1911 US Open Men’s Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; wins in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson

1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game)

1925 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: English born American Jim Barnes captures his only Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Ted Ray and Archie Compston

1935 Surrey’s former England Test cricket batsman Andy Sandham scores his 100th first class century (103) v Hampshire at Basingstoke

1937 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord’s, scores 0 & 1

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Saturday

Magickal Intentions: Spirit Communications, Meditation, Psychic Attack or Defense, Locating Lost Things and Missing Persons, Building, Life, Doctrine, Protection, Knowledge, Authority, Limitations, Boundaries, Time and Death

Incense: Black Poppy Seed and Myrrh

Planet: Saturn

Sign: Capricorn and Aquarius

Angel: Cassel

Colors: Black, Grey and Indigo

Herbs/Plants: Myrrh, Moss, Hemlock, Wolfsbane, Coltsfoot, Nightshade and Fir
Stones: Jet, Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, Black Onyx, Snowflake Obsidian, Lava, Pumice

Oil: (Saturn) Cypress, Mimosa, Myrrh, Patchouli

Saturn lends its energies to the last day of the week. Because Saturn is the planet of karma, this day is an excellent time for spellwork involving reincarnation, karmic lessons, the Mysteries, wisdom, and long-term projects.

It is also a good time to being efforts that deal with the elderly, death, or the eradication of pests and disease.

Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Word is

Faeries

From moonlitpriestess.com

Some refer to them as The Wee Folk; the word “fairy” is a synonym for “brownie.” Many Earth elementals are called faeries or the fey. A deeper study is required for better understanding.

June 25 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1678 Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is awarded a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Padua, 1st woman to receive a university doctoral degree or PhD

1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as “Custer’s Last Stand

1929 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1950 north korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War

2021 WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirms the COVID-19 Delta variant is the most transmissible to date, now present in 85 countries and spreading rapidly [1]

Today’s Historical Events

253 St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

524 Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians

841 Battle at Fontenay: Louis & Charles beat their brother Lotharius I

1080 Wibbert of Ravenna chosen as anti-pope Clemens III

1096 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany

1139 Battle of Ourique: Afonso Henriques (later Afonso I of Portugal) defeats Moors

1183 Peace of Konstanz signed between Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Italian Lombard League

1243 Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1949 “Long-Haired Hare”, animated short starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters

1951 1st color TV broadcast, CBS’ Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities

1955 “Imogene Coca Show” last airs on NBC-TV

1956 WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting

1957 “Jonathan Winters Show” last airs on NBC-TV

1960 Lorraine Hansberry’s stage drama “A Raisin in the Sun”, 1st Broadway play by a black woman, starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier, closes at the Belasco Theatre, NYC, after 530 performances

1965 15th Berlin International Film Festival: “Alphaville” wins the Golden Bear

1967 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1821 Carl Maria von Weber‘s “Konzertstück in f, for Piano and Orchestra” premieres

1910 Igor Stravinsky‘s ballet “The Firebird” for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Opéra de Paris, Paris

1938 “A Tisket A Tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

1950 Johnny Pramesa (Reds) and Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs

1955 “Can Can” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances

1964 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles’ Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th

1966 Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

1966 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1892 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Defending champion Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

1903 NY Yanks & Chicago White Sox end deadlocked game at 6-6 in 18

1903 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3

1904 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: May Sutton beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 6-2 for her first of 3 major titles

1909 US Open Men’s Golf, Englewood GC: Englishman George Sargent sets a new Open scoring record to win his only major title, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom McNamara

1912 British Open Men’s Golf, Muirfield: Ted Ray wins wire-to-wire by 4 shots from defending champion Harry Vardon

1921 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: former local Jock Hutchison (resident in US) wins his only Open Championship by 9 strokes in a 36-hole playoff over amateur Roger Wethered

1926 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American amateur Bobby Jones wins the first of his 3 Claret Jugs, 2 strokes clear of runner-up Al Watrous; 5th victory by an American in 6 years

June 25 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 June 25

Planets of the Solar System

Image Credit & CopyrightAntonio Canaveras, Chiara Tronci, Giovanni Esposito, Giuseppe Conzo, Luciana Guariglia, (Gruppo Astrofili Palidoro)

Explanation: Simultaneous images from four cameras were combined to construct this atmospheric predawn skyscape. The cooperative astro-panorama captures all the planets of the Solar System, just before sunrise on June 24. That foggy morning found innermost planet Mercury close to the horizon but just visible against the twilight, below and left of brilliant Venus. Along with the waning crescent Moon, the other bright naked-eye planets, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn lie near the ecliptic, arcing up and to the right across the wide field of view. Binoculars would have been required to spot the much fainter planets Uranus and Neptune, though they also were along the ecliptic in the sky. In the foreground are excavations at an ancient Roman villa near Marina di San Nicola, Italy, planet Earth.

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Friday

Venus/Water/East/West/South/Dawn/Female/Libra/Taurus

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Heart

Color: aqua, blue, light blue, brown, green, pale green, magenta, peach, pink, rose, white, all pastels

Number: 5, 6

Metal: copper

Charm: green or white garments, scepter

Stone: alexandrite, amethyst, coral, diamond, emerald, jade, jet, black moonstone, peridot, smoky quartz, tiger’s-eye, pink tourmaline

Animal: camel, dove, elephant, goat, horse, pigeon, sparrow

Plant: apple, birch, cherry, clematis, clove, coriander, heather, hemlock, hibiscus, ivy, lotus, moss, myrtle, oats, pepperwort, peppermint, pinecone, quince, raspberry, rose, pink rose, red rose, rose hips, saffron, sage, savin, stephanotis, strawberry, thyme, vanilla, verbena, violet, water lily, yarrow, and all flowers

Incense: ambergris, camphor, mace, musk, myrrh, rose, saffron, sage, sandalwood, sweetgrass, vanilla, violet, all floral scents

Goddess: Aphrodite, Asherah, Baalith, Brigid, Erzulie, Freya (Passionate Queen), Frigg, Gefion, Harbor (Beautiful One), Hestia, Inanna, Ishtar (Lady of Passion and Desire), Lakshmi, Lilith, Mokosh, Nehalennia, Nerthus, Ostara, Pombagira, Sarasvati, Shakti, Shekinah, Sirtur, Al Uzza, Venus (Queen of Pleasure), Vesta

God: Allah, Bacchus, Bes, Cupid, the Dagda, Dionysus, El, Eros (God of Love), Freyr, Frit Ailek, Shukra

Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Anael, Hagiel, Mokosba, Rasbid, Sachiel, Uriel, Velas

Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Words are

Cense

and

Censer

From Spells8.com

To perfume something ritually with the odor of burning incense, such as a room, person, or object.

From moonlitpriestess.com

An incense burner: tool in Wicca and other witchcraft traditions associated with the Element of Air.

June 23 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 June 23

Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744

Image Credit & CopyrightBasudeb Chakrabarti, Telescope Live

Explanation: Beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6744 is nearly 175,000 light-years across, larger than our own Milky Way. It lies some 30 million light-years distant in the southern constellation Pavo but appears as only a faint, extended object in small telescopes. We see the disk of the nearby island universe tilted towards our line of sight in this remarkably detailed galaxy portrait, a telescopic view that spans an area about the angular size of a full moon. In it, the giant galaxy’s elongated yellowish core is dominated by the light from old, cool stars. Beyond the core, grand spiral arms are filled with young blue star clusters and speckled with pinkish star forming regions. An extended arm sweeps past smaller satellite galaxy NGC 6744A at the lower right. NGC 6744’s galactic companion is reminiscent of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud.