Images You See While Scrying, What Do They Mean?

Images You See While Scrying, What Do They Mean?

Reading symbols (archetypes) is subjective at best. When interpreting symbols, use your psychic abilities to get more information. You can also use a Dream Book or a book that details symbols and archetypes to get further clarification of the images you see. As consciousness is evolving, so too are the meanings of most symbols.  Try to view them as holograms.

List of Symbols

ACORN – at the top means success and gain: At the bottom means good health.

AIRCRAFT – journey; if broken means danger of accident; can also mean a rise in position

ANCHOR – cross, Jesus, at top rest, stability, constancy; at bottom means clouded, inconstancy

APPLE – computer, knowledge, achievement

AXE – difficulties; if at top overcoming of difficulties

BABY – something new, pregnancy

BALL – completion, variable fortunes

BELL – harmonics, creation, spiritual, unexpected news

BIRDS – ascension, good news, bird headed beings

BOAT – lifepath, (note size and speed of boat), and visit from a friend, protection

BOOK – you will find your answer by something written, if open it’s good news; if closed you need to investigate something

BUTTERFLY – transition, transformation, Butterfly Effect

CANDLE – sacred light, creational flame, help from others

CAT – deceit, a false friend, Cat Headed Beings

CELEBRITIES – To see the face of a celebrity, may link to that person’s destiny or the initials of their names

CHAIN – DNA, engagement, a wedding, chain link, karma

CHAIR – a guest

CIRCLE – success, completion

CLOCK – alchemy of time and consciousness, better health

COIN – change in financial status

CROSS – protection, sacrifice

CUP – reward, bloodlines

DAGGER – warning, danger from self or others, power

DOG – friend, Sirius, celestial connotation, Egyptian god, Anubis

DOOR – opening (to something new) or closing (old issues and relations), spiritual (portal)

DUCK – money coming, a man named Bill, ‘ducks in a row’

EGG – good omen, creation, new beginnings, sacred geometry

ELEPHANT – wisdom, strength, luck, Ganesh, trunk up indicates overcoming obstacles

ENVELOPE – message coming, positive or negative

EYE – creation – open (awakening) – closed (something not seen)

FAN – hand held (pleats) – rotary (4, time divination, numerology)

FEATHER – ascension

FENCE – limitations, minor setbacks, not permanent

FINGER – which finger, pointing in what direction,pointing to god

FIRE – sacred flame, at top achievement; at bottom danger of haste

FISH – Jesus, Creation – Vesica Pisces, Amphibious Gods, good fortune, Christ Consciousness, return of the soul to higher frequency or god

FLAG – denotes nationality

FLY – domestic annoyance

FORK – speak with false tongue, false flattery

FORKED LINE – decision

FRUIT – fruitful, prosperity (depends on the fruit which goes to seeds and planting something new)

GATE – opportunity, future success, ancient civilization, portal, doorway

GLOW – enlightenment

GOAT – be careful of enemies

GUN – anger, sex

HAMMER – hard work needed, getting a point across

HAND – of god, creation, if open means friendship; if closed means an argument

HARP – creational harmonics, love, harmony

HAT – head, consciousness, improvement

HAWK – Horus, jealousy

HEART – chakra, pleasure, love, trust, compassion

HORSE – if galloping means good news; if just the head means a lover or nebula, new

HORSESHOE – good luck, attraction, Earth’s magnetics, Omega or Leo, closure

HOURGLASS – time running out, need to decide something, synchronicity, illusion, creation

HOUSE – security, change, success

ICEBERG – danger, planetary meltdown, ice age, consciousness frozen in Time

INSECT – depends which one

JEWELS – DNA, Pearls, Diamonds, Star Tetrahedron, sacred geometry, gifts

KANGAROO – harmony at home

KITE – wishes coming true, flying free

KNIFE – broken friendship, hidden enemy

LADDER – promotion, a rise or fall in life, DNA

LAMP – turned on means enlightenment, at the top means a feast; at the side means secrets revealed; at the bottom means postponement

LEAF – new life

LINES – if straight means progress; if wavy means uncertain path

LION – Leo, Omega, Closure, influential friends, strength, Zoroaster

LOCK – obstacles if closed – new information unfolding if open, lock and key are phallic symbols of creation

LOOP – loops of time and creation, avoid impulsive actions, slinky effect

MASK – something hidden

MOUNTAIN – obstacles or a specific area

MOUSE – theft, computer

MUSHROOM – at top means journey or moving to the country; near bottom means  rapid growth; if reversed means frustration, psychedelics

NAIL – injustice, unfairness

NECKLACE – DNA, complete, admirers; if broken means danger of losing a lover

NEEDLE – recognition, admiration, sewing, eye, weaving

OAK – health, long life, tree of life

OCTOPUS – danger, 8, infinity

OSTRICH – travel, not seeking a truth

OWL – gossip, scandal, aliens owl symbology

PALM TREE – success, honor, place were they grow

PARASOL – open (you will glean insightful information), closed (something hidden), raining (water symbology of creation)

PARROT – repeating something, a twin, a journey, people talking and saying nothing

PIG – greed

PURSE – at top means profit; at bottom means lose

QUESTION MARK – need for caution

RABBIT – need for bravery, time and illusion, Alice in Wonderland

RAKE – watch details, planting seeks, reap what you sow

RAVEN – bad news, death that leads to new beginnings

RING – phone call, coming full circle, near the top means marriage or the offer of marriage; at bottom means long engagement; if broken means engagement broken off

ROSE – Rose bloodline, creation, flower of life, love, may be accompanied by a fragrance in the room

SAW – interference, tear apart, something viewed

SCALE – legal issues; if balanced means just result; if unbalanced means unjust result

SCISSORS – quarrels, possibly separation

SHEEP – good fortune

SHELL – good news, nautilus, golden ratio, sea of creation

SHOE – sole/soul, condition of shoe is important, transformation

SNAKE – DNA, wisdom, or if the snake is attacking, an enemy

SPIDER – weaving together

STAR – health and happiness, hope, heavens, Isis and other goddesses, female energies,

SUN – happiness, success, power

SWORD – arguments

TABLE – social gatherings, UFO platform, outside the box

TENT – travel, cover, hidden truth

THIMBLE – changes at home

TORTOISE – criticism, usually beneficial, slow moving, Turtle Island (Earth)

TREE – improvements, of life, creation, book of life, your life path

TRIANGLE – something unexpected, 3 in a relationship, pyramids, 3, third dimension

URN – wealth and happiness

VASE – a friend needs help

VOLCANO – harmful emotions

WAGON – a wedding, wagon wheels (wheels within wheels)

WASP – romantic problems

WATERFALL – prosperity

WHEAT – abundance

WHEEL – if complete means good fortune; if broken means disappointment

WINGS – messages, winged beings

WOLF – jealousy

YOKE – domination

ZEBRA – adventure, especially overseas, black and white

Source:
Crystalinks.com

The Veil as Seen Through the Eyes of a Witch

The Veil as Seen Through the Eyes of a Witch

Author:   Crick   

As I near my twilight years I begin to think of death. Not as a final stage, but rather as a doorway standing before me. The door is closed but through it I shall enter, as we all must at some point in time. Our Sacred Mother decides upon such a time, for it is she who sends her children forth into the Chautauqua of Life. And it is she who calls them back home.

For some the journey is but a moment in time, like a shooting star that appears ever so briefly. One of my sons was such a shining star, here and gone ever so quickly. Like a ripple across a quiet pond, he touched our hearts and then was gone. His moment of existence resonated in our souls like a song that will never end.

For others the stay is longer, like errant children with so much to learn. Perhaps it is life lessons to be repeated or maybe a lesson of our selves unto others. For we all are students of life, seeking to find the answers that allow us to grow. However, at the end of the day, it becomes time for us to return home.

Sometimes we face this return with trepidation, like children who want to stay out past dark. However it is children that we are and when our mother calls it is time to go home. For our knowledge of what lies behind the door that leads through the veil is not a reality. We are like small children whose whole sense of reality has been confined to a small fenced in back yard. We have no real awareness of the whole wide world that lies just beyond our gate.

As we go through this life, we sometimes find ourselves in a state of physical pain. The reason for this I cannot fathom or answer as to why. For the ways of Deity, are not for us to know at this stage in our development. For us to have such knowledge is to be as one with our Sacred Mother. Perhaps the pain that such folks endure is a lesson from another life. Or perhaps it is the beginning of a lesson in this current life.

We often feel love and compassion for those who experience such, and then perhaps that is the lesson intended for us. In the end, only Deity has the answers to such. As it is, when it becomes my turn to stand before the door leading to the corridor of transition from this life to that, I can only hope that I do so with a sense of dignity.

The dear Goddess has given us many gifts in the way of experiences. Some of these lessons were tinged with pain while others carried a note of joy. She has created a complex harmony with numerous opportunities to learn about ourselves and indeed to learn about others as well.

Many folks in this life will mill about at the foot of the mountain of life, their hearts and minds poisoned with fear of what lies ahead. And so their journey through this life will be compromised and with closed eyes, dwelling on what may or may not be.

I personally believe that this persona of fear has been initiated and exploited by those who would seek to control the thoughts and actions of those who succumb to such implanted paranoia’s.

As a witch though, I walk through this existence as an individual. And will indeed climb to the top of the mountain of life, seeing each arduous step, as merely another stride in the spiritual growth that awaits each of us. And once the peak is reached I will extend my hands to the skies and whisper a heartfelt thank you to Deity. Thus in this manner, giving a sign of appreciation for the opportunity to have experienced the lessons of this realm as we become that much closer to the final goal of being one with Deity.

From the moment that we take our first breath, we are walking towards the door that leads through the veil. And so when Deity extends their hand and beckons me forth, I will do as was planned prior to my existence in this realm.

Granted, there will be feelings of sadness, for one cannot enter this realm without creating a comfort zone composed of family and friends. But then there will also be feelings of curiosity and anticipation and of course many unanswered questions.

For instance will Deity be awaiting our crossing with open arms? Will those friends and family who have made the journey before us be waiting to greet and acclimate us to our new existence? Will our Spirit Guides who have planted the seeds of lessons and watched as these lessons blossomed into newfound knowledge be there to congratulate us? Will there be yet other teachers and/or personas from ages past waiting to test us anew?

Will we be allowed to take a moment to contemplate the experiences garnered while in this realm or will we awaken in yet another existence as if our level of awareness was momentarily put on hold? Will our existence in this realm resonate in our ken as but a moment in the over all framework of existence?

Of course all of these questions are pure speculation, as we do not have the knowledge at this point in our spiritual growth to answer such musings. But we do have the ability and knowledge as pagans to break away and reject the mind and heart numbing fear that others would impose upon us for their own limited and selfish devices.

Deity created this path of life, death and rebirth, not man. And therefore I place my trust in the grand scheme of things as designed by Deity rather then the tunnel vision of those who would pervert such ideals into something to be feared and distorted.

And so in summation, I will live my life as a Witch and when it comes time to walk through the veil, I will stroll through as a Witch…

Your Animal Spirit for February 17th is Sasquatch

Your Animal Spirit for Today
    February 17, 2013 

sasquatch

Sasquatch

Is Big Foot real or a hoax? It doesn’t really matter, because he has ambled into your reading to remind you of life’s mysteries. Not everything can be explained, not everything can be touched—but that doesn’t mean it don’t exist. Suspend your logic for a bit, and be open to the mystery.

I’m Right, You’re Wrong: The Fight to be Different

I’m Right, You’re Wrong: The Fight to be Different

Author:   Sarrestia 

I was thinking about writing all the examples and instances up front, and then lay out the bottom-line, but then I decided, what the heck:

Ladies and Gentlemen, there is not a damn thing you can do to be anything like the person next to you. No matter what you do, no matter how you live, no matter what you think, you will always, from before birth to after death, be different. This is not an opinion, this is not an ‘in-a-perfect-world’ statement, and this is fact, genetically to psychologically to metaphysically.

Every single person is built on two things: their genetics and their environment, not one or the other, but simultaneously.

Your genes are the product of half of two people’s genetics: your mother and father. Though you have their genes, you do not have all of them; you have a combination of genetics that they can never have. You are different! Even if you suddenly start looking ‘like’ your parents, or acting ‘like’ your parents, you are still not your parents. It is a genetic, biological impossibility.

Your experiences are the product of your environment, your genetics, and most especially, the thoughts and emotions you keep within your mind of those experiences. From the moment of birth, you begin to the act of experiencing the world around you, and within you. You are different!

Even identical twins, with the same exact genetic combinations, due to their experiences, will never, can never, be the same; they will be different. Though many studies of identical twins have shown that separated twins will display similar likes and dislikes, similar activities in their lives, but they are vastly different because of the families and environment they were raised. In addition, identical twins that were not separated, but were raised together have shown, repeatedly, that despite the same environment, they develop different personalities.

So, the very core of every single human being — in the genetics and experiences and behavior — will never be the same as another; we will always be different.

If this is so, then why do people demand that they be different? Why do children develop the intense, rebellious nature to become different from their parents, when they are and always have been? Why do people fight and kill to be different?

As to the title: I’m Right, You’re Wrong, it is this very thing of proving to another that they are different, in their personalities, their ideologies, etc that causes so many issues when it isn’t even about who is right or wrong. The point of any of this is that we are both right and we are both wrong. We are right in ourselves, to ourselves, but we are wrong to everyone else.

I would love to say that this problem is only the vice of the major religions, but alas, no. From the major religions to atheists, everyone thinks they are right and everyone else is wrong.

I will take this moment, before I continue, that this species of ours is blessed with the few individuals who have pulled themselves away from this trap to understand that it doesn’t matter what you believe in, they are happy with what they believe in and who they are; your beliefs, though nice to know, are irrelevant to their happiness. Sounds harsh, yes, but honestly it is the only way one can be happy, is to not allow everyone else’s opinions about one’s beliefs or their beliefs to be of any concern.

Unfortunately, this right vs. wrong attitude is deeply impeded in the pagan community. From the ceremonialists and traditionalists looking down at eclectics and solitaires to pagan women vs. pagan men to Wiccans vs. Witchcraft vs. New Agers vs. Fluff Bunnies… I can go on, of course. For a spirituality that is so ambiguous that the beliefs and actions of an individual is based on what feels right to him/her, and a spirituality that is far more accommodating to a person’s choice of lifestyle in any manner, it seems ridiculous that we would carry this issue with us. Of course, it may just be the result of the majority of pagans carrying this right and wrong issue from their previous religions, but I’m going to be optimistic (or pessimistic) and say it is just human nature.

By stating that I’m Right and You’re Wrong is human nature, it may be a lost cause and we, except for individuals, may never overcome this issue. However, at this point, I will be optimistic and say that the people who are formulating one of the greatest spiritual movements this world has seen in such a long time have the ability, if not the necessity, to overcome this pitfall and rise to a higher form of thinking with regards to anyone who is in the least bit different from you. Because guess what, they are, and will never see the same thing you see or feel or think or smell, and NEVER have the same spiritual experience as you.

Let the main religions continue their never-ending fight to be right and destroy, even if not physically they are still trying mentally and emotionally, those they feel are wrong. Let atheists struggle in their fight to convince people to shrug off millions of years of myth-based philosophies. Understand that you are different and will always be different and embrace that; embrace your weirdness, your difference, while at the same time acknowledging what we all share.

Which brings me to another point: despite all of our differences, we are still all members of the human species (unless there is someone that is reading this that does not currently carry human DNA within them…beg my pardon, no offense) . Every single person feels the same emotions. Whether they are expressed differently or triggered differently, a happy person in Iraq will look and act the same as a happy person in Nebraska (I know, I’ve seen happy Iraqis but I’ll have to debate the extent of a happy Nebraskan) .

We are different and we are the same, we are all right and we are all wrong. We are all individuals within one species on one planet, with DNA that is at its most basic the same with every single living creature on this planet.

Pagans, we are a fractious bunch from the very start because we choose to follow what is right within our hearts and souls, not because of what someone else says is right. So why do I constantly see people writing and commenting on their opinions of another person’s spiritual choice? Does their decision to join a coven, take the best from all the rest, or follow the creeds of people with less than credible sources change your beliefs, affect your beliefs, make you doubt your own? If so, then your heart and soul are telling you that the path you are currently on isn’t the one for you.

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for December 5th

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Henry David Thoreau, whose love for simplicity often took him into solitude, also wrote of the sensitive side of human nature. “The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.”

How easy is it to destroy the only approach to our true selves. And how often communications are broken down by the brutal force of “getting to the point” and speaking “frankly.”

The only time an agreement has been reached by the frankly route is when two people already believe in the same thing. And it is a most infrequent occasion when two people can meet head-on and believe the other honest because that person is direct and wordy.

More often, there must be some thought given to the sensitivity of the other person. First, that person is a human being with human dignity; feelings and thoughts, strong likes and dislikes. And it is a considerate person who has the sensitive perception and insight into the heart of another, and because of that thoughtfulness can be more honest and direct and progress by it.

Nevertheless, if one has to be constantly on the outlook to keep from offending a friend, then that person is not really a friend. It isn’t difficult to be a friend to someone who is endearing to everyone. Indeed it is a pleasure to be counted among the person’s friends. But it is another thing altogether to be a friend to someone who finds little friendship anywhere.

Other people seldom see us as we are. In fact, who we truly are is lost somewhere among our daily contacts. We react differently to nearly every person we meet. Their personality DNA ours may blend beautifully or they may clash horribly. And we can rather tell where the faith lies when we balance out the blends and the clashes. Are we easy to be friends with, or are we merely acquaintances and nothing more?

If people have to dodge around so many issues in order to keep us sweet, we need to hear some truth about ourselves. If we can’t do it, it may have to come from a friend. Then, we must remember the words of Thomas a’ Becket, “Better are the blows of a friend than the kisses of an enemy.”

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Clean House Spiritually for the Dark Time of the Year

Clean House Spiritually for the Dark Time of the Year

 

by Freya Ray

Personally, I have had my issues with the “holiday” season. The directions in which our culture has chosen to take Christmas and other celebrations, turning them into rites of capitalist fervor (insert your favorite rant here), have not appealed to me. To me, winter is a powerful time for introspection and returning to your “self.” There is a primal urge to clear the dusty corners of your soul so that the seeds planted in springtime are well chosen and likely to grow up into what you actually want. If it happens for you, as it happens for me, that winter inspires the desire to get rid of the unnecessary rather than accumulate more of it, here are some suggestions.

What do you focus on if you’re feeling the urge to crawl into a hole but aren’t sure which direction to take in your inner odyssey?

There are four main categories of spiritual debris that can benefit from closer examination. You started life with three of them, the fourth you’ve picked up along the way. I don’t mean to sound negative — you have also collected many wonderful gifts in each of these four categories. While still honoring your blessings and achievements, it is more productive to work on the pieces that keep you from your dreams.

I’m going to describe a number of possible approaches to spiritual fine-tuning. For earth signs out there, this is not a “to do” list that should be followed from beginning to end in order to become a better person. Rather, this is a collection of inspirations, and your intuition is your best guide for which pathways to pursue. You might become excited about a suggestion, or be repelled by one. Pay attention to any strong reaction — it’s probably worth focusing on.

The person you are today is made up of what you’ve inherited from your parents and ancestors, your past lives and your experiences this lifetime. There are probably some bits of eternal soul and red blood cells too, but these four areas are the ones I’ll focus on.

Parental Inheritance

At the moment you were conceived, you inherited from your parents everything they had learned about life up to that point. Any wisdom, fears, good or bad habits, failures and triumphs. To determine if this is an area that needs some attention, ask yourself the following questions: What is unresolved or in conflict between my parents and me? What issues do they struggle with that also affect me? Where did they fail in their lives?

Parental issues respond well to traditional methods. Journaling — writing about their patterns and your own — can highlight repetitive patterns. For example, if your parents always struggled with money, write down everything you know about their beliefs regarding money and abundance. Write down everything you believe about the same issue. Write down how your behavior about money is the same as your parents, or the opposite. Remember that anything that you do that is exactly not how they did it is not really an evolutionary step beyond. It’s just a reaction. After thesis, step two is antithesis. Synthesis is step three and the launch point for evolution.

Awareness of when you are stuck in a self-defeating pattern is the most powerful step. Seeing the pattern’s origins gives you information on how to change it. If you’ve inherited something from your parents that you’re tired of carrying around, set it down. This can be done in a ritual where you release any burdens you’re carrying for them. Write the burdens down and burn whatever you wrote them on in circle. Craft a small boat and send them downstream.

It can also be done in a very different way: by correcting the problem at the source. See if you can find a way to help your parents get what they want. If you work toward success with them, either in real time or in meditation, everyone becomes liberated. When I helped my mother quit drinking, somehow I quit smoking. It’s all one big hologram, one metaphor. By changing one piece we change all the pieces connected to it.

Ancestral Inheritance

You also inherited your entire ancestral lineage. Everything that was experienced and learned by each of your ancestors was handed down to you, encoded in your spiritual DNA. If you feel an urge to plant a garden in the spring, that’s because your ancestors have been doing just that for millennia. Your choice of magickal path may well be related to your genetic inheritance as well.

Ancestral lineages connect to you at your shoulder blades — the “wing points” — where your wings would sprout if you could see them. The maternal lineage extends behind you on the left side, the paternal on the right. They go out at an angle, and upwards, so they make a V gradually rising behind you. Trust me on this one. I’m not the only psychic who sees them this way.

What this means for you is that you know exactly where to look for problems. I’m going to suggest two approaches. The first is to let your attention, in meditation, follow back along the line of your ancestors. Logically, each earlier generation is further away from you. Look for blockages — for places where the energy is not flowing freely. Bring energy and light to the area until you see the pathway clear. Pay particular attention to balancing the left and right sides. If your father had a really unpleasant childhood due to abusive parents, you might have shut down the energy on the right side. This protected you when you were unable to take a more active role, but now you can clear the blockages and make use of all of the gifts from your inheritance. If you shut down the masculine side you might have noticed difficulty in taking charge of your life. This is corrected by balancing the two sides.

The other method is to examine the spiritual DNA. I highly recommend Chris Griscom’s book Psychogenetics for full information on this method. The short form is: Visualize your DNA and look for blocks related to issues you’ve inherited from your ancestors. Heal those blocks by blasting them with white, laser-like light. Allow the DNA to re-form itself, whole and healthy. These methods may sound silly or difficult, but they are neither. By simply going into a meditative state and visualizing, everyone I’ve ever worked with has been capable of receiving useful information and effecting positive change.

Past Life Inheritance

Your past lives are a fertile place to look for issues that are causing you trouble this time around. Ask yourself: What habits do I have as a soul that aren’t working for me? Do I have strong, unexplained aversions or fears? Are there difficult relationships or repetitive patterns that I don’t seem to be able to get out of? Any of these things could have come from traumatic experiences in past lives.

Richard Webster wrote a wonderful book, Practical Guide to Past-Life Memories, that gives twelve different methods for remembering your past lives. I recommend getting this book, choosing a method and trying it out. When you feel like you’ve got the hang of recall, go on specific missions. Go looking for the other times you’ve known that difficult person, and information about why you struggle with him or her now. Seek the source of your fear of water. Look for patterns — a habit you have formed in many lives of being subservient to others. Ask yourself what in your current life is no longer serving you, and see if your past lives offer clues for letting it go.

Past life work is a magickally productive area to pursue. It seems that most of the time simply recalling the prior events and allowing yourself to really feel the feelings that go along with the memories will release their power. As soon as I remembered the witchy lifetime in which I was hung (and sobbed for a couple hours), I was able to do ritual again. For years before that, I had identified as a witch, but found myself unable to do Wiccan ceremony. That changed immediately, just from bringing the source of my fear to consciousness. Remember, cry/rage/laugh, and let it go.

Your Energy Body

The final area that could use cleaning up is all about you. As you move through your life, every experience you have leaves its residue. In a quiet, meditative state, scan your energy body for tension, grief, or pain`or even dark spots or places where the energy doesn’t feel like it’s moving. Ask yourself what color of light is needed to rebalance this blocked place. Bathe the area in healing light — different colors for different issues — until the area is balanced again. Do a ritual to release the block or get some energy work to address it.

In working with this lifetime, shame can be a powerful marker for stored garbage. Mentally scan your past, looking for places in your life you still feel shame about. Then use the color technique, journaling or meditation to forgive yourself. You did the best you could at the time, with what you knew then. If you can’t forgive yourself through meditation, consider taking action to atone. If you still feel guilty for a deed that caused harm to another, apologize to him or her or assist others with a similar problem. No personal ritual would have had the same effect as the action I took as a young adult: I walked into the store I had shoplifted from in high school and wrote them a check. Customers standing next to me were crying with me. It was powerful beyond anything confined to my journal would have been. Just do something, since shame is a crippling emotion that signals an area in which you are experiencing paralysis of the soul.

Likewise, forgiveness of others is important. Resentments we hang onto keep us from embracing new joys, and can lead to health issues in the body. Look back over your past for anyone you’re still mad at, and do whatever you need to do to let it go. This doesn’t mean you need to believe your rapist did the right thing. This does mean you get to a place where he’s not still holding the knife at your throat. Do what you need to do to clear your field, to harmonize the energies you carry with you.

As you go, breathe and pray. Sift through all the seeds you carry. Examine each one and discard those you don’t choose to have in your life again. With a little time and attention, you can move forward into spring lighter and liberated. Once you walk off the turkey and fudge, that is.

Freya Ray is a professional psychic, shaman, writer and teacher. She teaches energy work, shamanic journeying, Tarot reading, and how to live a more blissful life in general. She recently relocated to Seattle after working at Phoenix and Dragon in Atlanta and Rainbow Moods in Tucson. Her writing has appeared in the New Times, the Awareness Journal and the Magical Journal.

The Pentagram (A Poem)

The Pentagram

I invoke Ancient Powers of The Star
The Powers of Five
The Spiral Powers
The Powers of Earth
I invoke the Ancient Powers of Life
Star in the Circle
In the Iron Circle
Quaint, ancient symbol
So ancient, primordial and timeless
Dark symbol of life
On planets bearing life
Deep in DNA
Deeply branded in the Heart of our Earth
Touchstone of Wisdom
Of Ancient Knowledge, NOW,
Living in the stars
I call out through the Circled Iron Star
For my Star Power
Out through the Galaxies
Claiming Dark Powers

Similodon

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – November 5

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – November 5

“You could study the ancestors, but without a deep feeling of communication with them it would be surface learning and surface talking. Once you have gone into yourself and have learnt very deeply, appreciate it, and relate to it very well, everything will come very easily.”

 

–Ellen White, NANAIMO

Inside of every human being are our ancestors, and these ancestors still live. Today, the white man calls this DNA, but there is more than DNA. We have the ability to go inside of ourselves and learn from the ancestors. The ancestor teachings reside in the place of the center. The ancestors are waiting for us to come there so they can share the ancient teachings. It is said, “Be still and Know”.

Great Spirit, let me walk in the stillness.

Hey There! It’s Wednesday! You Know What That Means…..

only two more days to the weekend! So how’s it going today? Me? I got up on the wrong side of the world today. Truthfully, I got up feeling extremely nasty. I could go into a long bitch session here. but I won’t. What it boils down to is I have an idoit for a son. Those of you that have kids, have you ever wondered…..did I get the wrong kid at the hospital. I am beginning to wonder that. I don’t know where this one came from, under the cabbage patch I guess. I have just been mulling over some things he has said and done in the past month. It is really starting to get under my skin. He is separated from his wife and now he is trying to get back with her. That has me totally puzzled. All her and her mother ever did was scream and holler at him. Telling him to “Shut up” and “Don’t open your mouth” and all that crap. Why on earth would you want to get back with a person like that. Her mother even does her own husband this way, so that’s where the daughter got it from. But yesterday, I was talking to him and he was at his “wife’s” house (it use to be “both” of their house). But now it’s the wife’s house, HA! Anyway, I was asking him about the baby (she is pregnant). I asked him, “how far along is Jane Doe?” And she replied she didn’t know. I asked him, “well when is she due?” She didn’t know. Now all of you mothers out there, tell me, when you were pregnant if someone asked you these questions, didn’t you just glow and pop with the answer. The lying little heifer, don’t want me to know because she knows I know it is not my son’s baby. She openly admitted to him, she was seeing another man. She told my son she had went out to dinner with this man while my son was working a twelve hour shift. The little heifer, is pregnant by another man and laying it off on my son. I told my husband when we go to the hospital for the birth, I am going to start a fight out of this world. I can’t stand her or her family and they can’t stand me. The reason being they can’t stand me is because I am a Witch. And you know what the Bible says about Witches! They try to put on this front they are so religious. I just can’t stand them. I mean I have religious tolerance but it is extremely hard for this bunch. Anyway, I told my husband I was going to make the comment, “when do we get the DNA results?” That ought to start it. Then perhaps, momma-out-law with throw the first punch. Oh, I hope she does. I have waited for years to pay her back for all the shut up’s she has given to my son. I am sorry. I am just angry and upset that my son is so damn stupid. Why can’t he see the truth? To make matter’s worse, she is carrying a boy. My son has always wanted a boy so he is stuck up her butt. He is trying to get back with her while she is still seeing this other man.

I have discussed this with my husband and he told me to do what I had to do. I have a very strict policy, I never cast a spell against or for a family member. But I am on the verge of breaking that. I want my son to wake up and see the truth. There are other women out there, what makes this one so special? Because she treat him like crap? I don’t get it. I don’t get her or her family. I guess my problem with her family is because the way they feel about Witches. Anyone that feels like that, I have no patience, tolerance or compassion for whatsoever. I don’t believe any other Witch would either. They don’t think the grandkids ought to be around me because I would be a bad influence. What the heck? I hate to tell them, one of those girls is a natural born Witch. I have already made the connection with her. She has Witch blood flowing through her veins. I know and the girl knows it. She loves me to pieces and every time she comes out here, she breaks my heart when it comes time to leave. She always tells me, “I love you, Mammy. I wish I could spend more time with you. I love you so much!” Now wouldn’t that break your heart. But the out-laws think that would be a horrible idea. I didn’t find out till yesterday that my son had been sneaking the kids out here while they have been separated. Sneaking them, me being their grandmother and he is sneaking them out here. That pissed me to the bottom. That is when I lost it. I talked to my husband and he keeps encouraging me to take care of that side of the family (I use the term “family” very loosely). Boy, I would love too. It is eating me alive.

I know most of you are going to go, “Oh, my Goddess, you didn’t” but I did. I drug out the Ouija Board this morning. You can use it for searching your inner being as well as contacting the other side. I am so tore up about this, I had to search my soul. I held the Ouija board and made contact with it. I let it read my inner being. Then I asked my questions about myself. I got my answer and it sort of helped to ease my turmoil. My inner being told me, I was to help people not harm people. So I guess it is my job or calling to help these hard-headed idoits learn the truth about Witches and Witchcraft. What a job? I think I am going to need a lot of help from the Goddess on this one. It is very hard to put behind you hurtful things that have been said and done. But I guess when you do, you are the better person for it. Or in this case, the better Witch!

So do you have any suggestions or comments? I would love to hear them. Ever been in a situation like this? Ever had one of your children blab to the world you were a Witch? If so, how did you handle it? Did it turn into a nasty situation? You see I have lots of questions. Because everyone that knows me, knows I am a Witch. They are all accepting except this bunch. I don’t understand it. If you got any suggestion, I would love to hear them because I am totally baffled on this one.

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for July 30

Psychic storm warnings are posted early today due to the Sun making an off-kilter, 150-degree link to underworld-ruling Pluto (12:10AM PDT). Not only is almost any Sun-Pluto encounter a cause for concern, but this one happens while the Moon is still void in Sagittarius.  By 12:30AM PDT, the lunar orb enters hardworking and persevering Capricorn for the next two days. Strive to put your best foot forward on the business and professional fronts. The Sun making a supportive, 60-degree rapport with Vesta (4:32AM PDT) can signify a huge help by increasing the value of your investments.  While the monthly Moon-Pluto conjunction (1:05PM PDT) can be somewhat intimidating, you may be able to strike it rich due to Venus making an inspirational, 72-degree tie with Pallas (3:03PM PDT) less than one hour before Pallas itself makes a station at 12 degrees of Aries (3:32PM PDT) and begins a retrograde cycle in the zodiac lasting until November 20.  All Pallas themes – mental brilliance, wisdom and knowledge, problem-solving, strategy sessions, scholarly research, seeing invisible patterns, weaving, chess masters, engineering, city planning, video-game and computer programming, inventions, DNA and the genetic code – are accentuated today and tomorrow.  Adding to the excitement of today’s halt and reversal by Pallas is a stimulating and insightful trine of 120-degrees by the Sun and Uranus in fire signs (10:23PM PDT). Breakthroughs in higher consciousness abound.