Feng Shui News for Sept. 10th – 'Sapphire'

The birthstone of the month of September is the mystical, magical sapphire, long considered a powerful amulet by many different ancient traditions. It’s believed that wearing this gem close to the skin will bless the wearer with protection against the ‘evil eye’ while bringing comfort and courage as well. This stone strengthens memory, arouses inspiration and protects against envy. But my favorite information attached to the sapphire is that even if it gets lost, stolen or sold, it still continues to bring blessings to the original owner. And, true to its name, the stellar sapphire is believed to bring success. So whether your birthday is this month or not, you can still take advantage of the high vibes attached to a super stellar stone.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Nigerian Tourmaline, what is it really good for?

Nigerian Tourmaline:
Nigerian Tourmaline is an unsual stone and not all that easy to find. The energies of this stone fall between those of Golden Tourmaline and Dravite or Brown Tourmaline. It is a stone of grounding and courage. It can help to bring together the conscious and the unconcious into a complete and balanced whole. It is a stone of great energy and can help one to find their strenghts and confidence by helping you to see and bring into the light the parts of self that seem difficult to acknowledge.

Element: Earth, Spirit, Water
Chakra: (1st) Base, (3rd) Solar Plexus, (4th) Heart

Gemstones of the Zodiac

Gemstones of the Zodiac

Aquarius – 20 Jan to 18 Feb.-Garnet 

Pisces – 19 Feb. to 20 Mar -Amethyst 

Aries – 21 Mar to 19 Apr -Ruby 

Taurus – 20 Apr to 20 May -Emerald 

Gemini – 21 May to 21 Jun  -Opal 

Cancer – 22 Jun to 22 Jul.  -Moonstone 

Leo – 23 Jul. to 22 Aug.  -Topaz 

Virgo – 23 Aug. to 22 Sept.  -Agate 

Libra – 23 Sept. to 22 Oct.    -Jade 

Scorpio – 23 Oct. to 21 Nov. – Red Garnet 

Sagittarius – 22 Nov. to 21 Dec -Blue Sapphire 

Capricorn – 22 Dec to 19 Jan -Black Diamond 

Daily Feng Shui Tip for August 12 – "Peridot"

The birthstone most associated with August is the peridot, a beautiful green gemstone that is sometimes mistaken as an emerald. According to ancient traditions, wearing a peridot close to the skin will reduce stress of all sorts while also freeing the mind from anger and guilt. It has also long been believed that wearing peridot jewelry can slow the aging process while increasing endurance, confidence and self-esteem. This gemstone brings those blessings even if you weren’t born in August, so if this information rings true, then this might just be the most perfect jewelry for you.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Gemstone of the Day for November 24th is Tourmaline

Gemstone of the Day

 

Tourmaline

 

Causes the wearer to be more flexible, more understanding and more objective in purpose and reason. Calming. Each person has a different response to this stone. Causes a reaction in the intestinal tract. Black and Crystal- removes negativity and cleanses. Some say it should not be worn as jewelry. Electric and magnetic properties

The Witches Magick for November 24th – Black Opal Charm

Dragon Comments & Graphics

BLACK OPAL CHARM

 

The black opal is widely known as the “Witches Stone” and is prized for its magic
enhancing properties. To increase your magickal power, charge the stone with the
following chant and place it on your altar.

 

“Opal black, of burning fire
Add the power that’s required
To make my magic hit its mark,
By light of day, or night so dark.”

~Magickal Graphics~

Crystal of the Day for November 21 – Carnelian

Crystal of the Day

Carnelian

 

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: Carnelian is the clear red to brownish red member of the Chalcedony family. It is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz (Silicone Dioxide) and may contain small amounts of iron oxides. The hardness is 7, and the streak is white.

ENVIRONMENT: Chalcedony is formed in several environments, generally near the surface of the earth where temperatures and pressures are relatively low. It commonly forms in the zone of alteration of lode and massive hydrothermal replacement deposits and as bodies of chert in chemical sedimentary rocks.

OCCURENCE: Fine carnelian comes from India and South America.

GEMSTONE INFORMATION: Carnelian is used as an alternate birthstone for the month of May. It is normally cut into cabochons, engraved, or made into seal stones or rounded, polished, and pierced for necklaces and other items of jewelry.

NAME: The name means “flesh-colored”, from [caro], meaning “genitive” and [carnis], meaning “flesh”.

LEGEND and LORE: Carnelian has long been associated with courage and cleansing of the blood. It was believed that the stone would improve one’s outlook, making the individual cheerful and expelling fears.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Katrina Raphaell says that Carnelian can be used to “see into the past”. The “Crystal Oracle” says that Carnelian refers to the Self, and Current Conditions. It is a grounding stone, and associated with the Earth. As such, it is considered practical, sensible and balanced. Cunningham associates the stone with the element of Fire. He suggests it as a talisman against Telepathic invasion.

HEALING: It is recommended for infertility or impotency. In addition it is used for purification of the blood. It has also been suggested that this stone will stop nosebleeding.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I call this the “sexy” stone…since I believe it stimulates sexual appetites. I use it in the lower Chakras for infertility and impotency for men(I use Coral as the feminine counterpart.) I always get a good chuckle when I notice a man wearing a LARGE Cornelian belt buckle. In addition, I would use this stone for relief of pain from arthritis in men.

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1. Scientific, Environment, Occurence and Name are from (or paraphrased from) “The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals”.

2. Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from “Gemstones” by E. H. Rutland.

3. Other Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from “Gem Cutting”, sec. ed., by John Sinkankas.

4. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from “Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic”, by Scott Cunningham.

5. Some of the healing information may come from “Color and Crystals, A Journey Through the Chakras” by Joy Gardner.

6. Some of the healing information may come from “A Journey Through the Chakras” by Joy Gardner.

Some Simple Spell Correspondences (Part 1)

SOME SIMPLE SPELL CORRESPONDENCES

numbers, colors, and objects meanings

Abundance: 12, green, silver, coins, found money, baby plants, the

sun.

Adaptation: Red, yellow, 7, 10, liquid, anything that can be turned

or bent without breaking, clay.

Anger: 1, 13, white, white flag, dove, items to represent the focus

of the anger, breakable or tearable things, fires that can be

extinguished.

Art: tools of art, goddess image, artistically inspiring items,

yellow, blue ribbon, 5, 7, 10, 12, lunar herbs and foods.

Balance: Triangle, hourglass, scales, stilts, balance beam, 2, two of

anything, pentacles, Yin and Yang symbol, mirror images.

Banishing: red, white, silver, black, 6, 8, soap and water, soil,

items that can be turned inside out or reversed, counterclockwise.

Beauty: 3, 21, pastel colours, classic artwork, mirror, make-up, swan.

Blessing: hand, anointing oil, 2, warm colours, water and other

elemental symbols, halo, gold light.

Choices: pendulum, penny, coins, straws of different lengths, 10,

grey, black, white.

Cleansing – 2, 8, 40, agate, chrysolite, soap and wash cloth, bath or

shower, washing machine, sink.

Communication – pink, 2, amethyst, beryl, carnelian, Hematite,

telephone, stationary, pencils, pens, typewriter, computers.

Conscious mind – warm golden colours, amethyst, coral, books, glasses,

desks, 1.

Courage – red, gold, 8, beryl, Hematite, swords, gloves, iron crosses,

purple heart, pens, lions.

Dedication – 6, 13, purple, anything sticky, dog.

Discernment – silver, stones, malachite, purple, 7, 5, any substance

that can be cleared away (flour, sugar etc.)

Divination – yellow, 5, all divinatory tools (Tarot cards, crystal

ball etc.)

Doubt – garnet, tourmaline, 10, bright colours, any items representing

balance.

Ecology – 9, 12, green, globe. Picture of earth, soil, natural things,

rustic things, dried leaves, musk.

Employment – tin, 4, 6, 13, first earned dollar bill, position vacant

advertisements, green, orange.

Energy – topaz, red, orange, 8, 40, flags, bread, incoming tides,

items that expand and rise.

Fear – tea, amethyst, sardonx, red, silver.

Fertility – 7, 12, east wind (Eurius), storks, rabbits, pregnant

goddesses, eggs, cheese, agate, coral, jade, green, yellow, knots

Forgiveness – moonstone, alexandrite, white, 2, 9, anything to

represent the area of discord.

Friendship – jade, pink, 12, 2, picture of friends, interlocking

symbols.

Foundations – lead, earth colour, 1, 3, 12, soil, farms, trees, root,

anchors.

Ghosts – candles, wind items, ouija boards, personal things of the

person being contacted, sheets, agate, lodestone, turquoise,

(to protect from ghosts = jade, jasper, malachite, pepper, beans)

goals – bullseye, dart board, target, arrows, ladders, steps, 4, red,

orange, brown, daisy, ant, agate, beryl, jade.

Gossip – 4, 8, 9, carnelian, worms, fire, binding items such as

paperclips, staples and clothes pegs.

Grief – jet, 1, 21, balms, feathers, tea, cocoa, chocolate.

Grounding – 1, 6, 12, cellar or low rooms, soil, trees, brown

Habits – representation of the habit, yeast bread dough (which rises

to better things), soda left to go flat (represents negative energy),

ashes, butterflies, red, green.

Harmony – pale blue, white, 2, 3, gentle music, objects where several

items come together to form beauty (floral arrangements, fabric),

scales.

Health – 3, turquoise, amber, coral, bandages, ankh, red cross, red,

blue, green, orange juice, chicken soup.

Heart break – carnelian, coral, 8, tissues, rose quartz.

Humour – agate, feathers, kittens, otters, gag gifts, toys, bright

colours, fool tarot card, clowns.

Identifying (people and objects) – clay balls (uncovering thievery),

tea leaves, flour or dust, beer, 5, yellow, dowsing tools.

Imagination – yellow, birds, butterflies, winged creatures, clouds,

closet, kites, 3rd eye, inner child.

Inspiration – 7, beer, tea, bright colours, green, yellow, light, open

windows, open eye.

Intuition – lamps, coffee, water, all fluids, mushrooms, eggs, key

holes, silver, yellow, green, 5.

Jobs – money, job advertisements, status symbols, company logos, 13,

meat, gourmet foods, symbols of security.

Joy – agate, balloons, cake, cheese, feathers, honey, sugar, jelly,

blue.

Judgement – amethyst. Birds, coffee, mushrooms, gold, blueish purple,

10, magnifying, glass, scales, calculator.

Kindness – supple items, things that soften or smooth, sandpaper,

fabric softener, skin lotion, charity organisation logo, flowers,

cookies, orange, 9.

Kinship – interlocking web or chain, spider web, trees, roses, coat

of arms, broom, knots, bread, jade, pink, 1, 9, 12, warm and cozy

items, picnic tables, bbq.

Knowledge – books, glasses, library, school, desk, notepad, light

bulb, sharp items, computer, yellow, gold, sunflower, 3, 4, 6, 10

Leadership – medals, crowns, rod of leadership, elevated chair, lions,

grasshoppers, amethyst, honey wine, gold, redish purple.

Liberation – birds, wings, broken chains and cords, untied knots,

cleansing spices, garlic, amethyst, ashes, 4, 40.

Love – 2, 3, 12, heart, doves, lovebirds, flowers, cupid, mead.

Luck – 1, 4, 7, personal lucky, number, 13, dragonfly, rabbits foot,

fish, rainbows, wind, ships, champagne, found items, black cats.

Lust – chocolate, cherries, red

Magick – moonstone, amber, silver, quartz, 7, 13, elder, eggs,

athame, wand (etc.), circle, pentagram, purple, woven items,

candles, “witch animals” such as cats.

Mental abilities – amethyst, books, glasses, computers, keys,

diplomas, 6, 10, yellow, gold.

Money – green, silver, gold, anything that grows and expands, wallet,

chequebook, pay stub, piggy bank, wishing wells, alfalfa, allspice,

almond, moss agate, moonstone, shells.

Movement – red, yellow, vibrant colours, batteries, electric

generators, sneakers, active clothes (tracksuits), cars, bikes, train

(etc.), clouds, water, roads, blenders, matches, animals and insects

known for swiftness, bees, birds, air, 40.

Nature – animals or plant costumes, masks, pictures, seasonal

representations, gardens, woods, places of nature, green, brown, 9,

12.

Negotiation – binoculars, glasses, things that have the ability to

smooth or cool, ice, blenders, white, pink, yellow, gold, amethyst,

carnelian, open hand, flexible items, 2.

New endeavours – pinky orange, new brooms, keys, chimes, open doors,

chicken, cheese, agate, 3, 4, 6.

Nightmares – agate, amber, malachite, pyrite, white, blue, gold, 6.

Oaths – carnelian, agate, amethyst, knots, communal cups, neutral

places like the middle of a bridge, 2, X rune.

Obtaining – agate, beryl, jade, Hematite, spiders, targets, brass

rings, pointers, anything that helps solidify other items (flour,

gelatine), 4, red, orange.

Omens – divination tools, eyes, grey hair, yellow, 5, dirt, birds,

feathers, candles, copper, reflective surfaces, bowls, round

crystals, moonstone.

Openings – open windows, open books, open doors, starting line in a

race, keys, handles, hammer, shovel, archways, can openers, camera, 1,

yellow-green, brown.

Organisation – computers, calculator, pen, notepad, clock, broom,

filing cabinets, drawers, 2, 3, 10, gold, yellow, fish, amethyst,

coral.

Overcoming – steps, ladders, iron, balloons, cleansing herbs, element

fire, salt, items that are loosened, untied shoes, 4, 8, 10, red.

Passion – chocolate, eggs, “energy foods”, red, orange, onyx,

candlelight, 2, fire related items.

Passages – butterfly, chameleon, hoops, fire pits, keys, doors,

archways, woven or flowing things, almond, butter, salves, agate,

element air, purple, blue.

Peace – bridges, open hands, pale blue, amethyst, 2, white.

Power – electrical outlets, batteries, blender, quartz, topaz, gold,

red, orange, 8, your hair, lion, powerful animals.

Prejudice – east wind, anything that softens and smooths, an iron,

skin lotion, carnelian, amethyst, open hand, eyes, ears, 2, 3, blue,

white, black.

Prosperity – 4, 12, north wind, fish, dragonfly, anything that

thrives in your area, shells.

Protection – coral, malachite, topaz, image of a shield, sprinkled

water, fence, white light, dog, circle, 6.

Quests – primary colours, 4, 13, 40, birds, horses, holy grail,

chalices, shoes, thread, moonstone, rock crystal, footpaths, east wind

Quick mindedness – yellow, gold, 10, amethyst, rabbit, snap of the

finger, coin flips, alarms, light bulbs, sharp items, east wind.

Quiet – white, pink, black, dark blue, stars, snow, ear, finger to

lips, bed.

Recovering items – 2, 4, yellow, blue, agate, amethyst, chicken,

string, circle, boomerang, magnet, magnifying glass, dowsing rod

Relationships – bridges, cake, cups, jade, knots, dog, woven or

connected items, 2, 3, 9, 12, 13, pink, orange, cocoa, paperclips,

things that join or unite other items.

Remembering – fish, 5, 8, 10, books, notepad, photo, computers,

carnelian, dragons, elephant, tortoise, long living creatures,

yellow, gold.

Roles – masks, costumes, chameleon, flexible and fluid or variegated

items, 4, 6, 8, 10, curtains, make-up, mirrors.

Safe travel – car, plane, inspection stickers, road map, guidebooks,

cameras, coins, moonstone, turquoise, shoes, white.

Separation – % symbol, fire, cut cords, scissors, knives, partitions,

things that can be stored or put out of sight, ashes, oil, salves,

blue, black.

Sleep – pillows, quiet music, bed, blankets, yawning, topaz, sheep,

bears, caves.

Speech – wax lips, silver tongue, cue cards, soup, coffee, ham,

quartz, carnelian, gold, red, yellow, 8.

Teachers/teaching – pointers, chalk, white robes, amethyst, agate,

magnets, sun, books, keys, gold, green, 4, 8, 10, 12, 21, brown.

Technomagic – item in need of repair, tools, instruction manuals,

amethyst.

Tenacity – sticky items, red coals, immovable objects, ants, orange,

red, 3.

Thrift – mouse, shopping coupons, pennies, leftovers, bank, change

purse, jars, bottles, food wrap, measuring cups, macaroni and cheese,

bread, cords, twist ties, yellow, green, 10, anything that stretches.

Transformation – fires, ashes, caterpillar, butterfly, eggs, flower

buds, seeds, food processor, moon phases, phoenix, masks, pepper, 8,

anything that changes.

Unconscious mind – ink, wax blots, silver, white, moon, water, eyes,

7.

Understanding – ear or open hand, binoculars, glasses, items that

improve vision, amethyst, keys, light bulbs, candles, sunlight, 40,

5, orange.

Unions – rings, flower garlands, contracts, cups, triangle, wax

seals, tied knots, celebratory decorations, cake, agate, 1, 2.

Versatility – modelling clay, play-dough, rubber band, water,

chameleon, cats, winds, 5, 12, wax, anything which changes.

Victory – finishing line, flags, thumbs-up sign, agate, Hematite,

ants, rubber tree, 4, blue, red, gold.

Viewpoints – ladders, telescopes, birds, binoculars, glasses, lamps,

5, “which came first, the chicken or the egg”.

Virtue – glove, sword, coat of arms, jade, agate, amethyst, rock

crystal, 9, 13.

Visions (dreams) – pizza and other unusual combinations of food

stuffs, yellow, eye pads, topaz.

Weather – water, drums, fires, bird calls, smoke blown in a certain

direction, jasper, knots, elemental colours, weather symbols,

creatures of very specific climates, objects associated through

folklore with specific weather patterns (like red sun = rain).

Web weaving (networks) – spider webs, things that connect, tape,

string, paperclips, chain, baskets, phone lines, chain letters, trees.

Wisdom – sage, 5, owl, agate, amethyst, purple, old people.

Wishes – wells, coins, candles, bottles, rainbows, 4 leaved clovers,

7, dandelion, feathers, first star in the sky.

Youthful outlook – falling star, chalk, crayons, toys, garnet,

balloons, jelly, cookies, candy, traditional children’s food (eg.

Fairy floss), white, pale yellow, open windows, swings, slides.

Zeal – cheering, pompoms, young playful animals, red, 6, fire element,

sausage.

 

Reference:

Witches of the Craft at Yuku.com

Your Celtic Tree Horoscopes

Your Celtic Tree Horoscope

By Annie B. Bond

 

According to ancient Celtic lore, there is a magical tree associated with  each month of the year. Find out which one is your helper and learn valuable  information about your personality from the wisdom of the trees–including the  planet and gemstone associated with your Celtic tree horoscope.

December 24 – January 20: BIRCH Planet: The Sun Gemstone: Rock  Crystal Birch people tend to be hard-working and ambitious, with strong  leadership qualities. You are generally loyal and faithful, although you may  tend to hide your feelings.

January 21 – February 17: ROWAN Planet: Uranus Gemstone: Peridot Rowans tend to be idealistic and original, a free-thinker filled with the fire  of idealism. You are probably unconventional, artistic, and ahead of your time,  imaginative and humanitarian in your outlook.

February 18 – March 17: ASH Planet: Neptune Gemstone: Coral Ash  people are good communicators, witty and spontaneous, and generally curious  about life.

March 18-April 14: ALDER Planet: Mars Gemstone: Ruby Alders are  filled with courage and affection, loyalty and determination. Your energy is  considerable, you enjoy physicality, and love to play.

April 15 – May 12:WILLOW Planet: The Moon Gemstone: Moonstone Willows tend to be in touch with their emotions, intuitive, and adaptable.  Underneath the appearance of hesitance, willows possess great flexibility and  inner strength, along with a strong will.

May 13 – June 9: HAWTHORN Planet: Vulcan Gemstone: Topaz Hawthorns are spontaneous and sometimes impatient, possessing great confidence,  creativity, and charm.

June 10 – July 7: OAK Planet: Jupiter Gemstone: Diamond Oaks tend  to be self-confident and responsible, optimistic and proud, with ample charisma  and a strong philosophical streak.

July 8 – August 4: HOLLY Planet: Earth Gemstone: Red Carnelian Holly people are cautious and practical, reasonable and filled with personal  integrity, sensitive and protective.

August 5 – September 1: HAZEL Planet: Mercury Gemstone: Amethyst Hazels are very perceptive, idealistic, and artistic. Wisdom and creativity are  especially important to hazel people.

September 2 – September 29: VINE Planet: Venus Gemstone: Emerald Vine folks are very sensitive and self-critical, gentle and romantic. You can  be quite authoritative, and harmony is of great importance to you.

September 30 – October 27: IVY Planet: The Moon Gemstone: Opal Ivy people are social and loyal to their friends, kindly but sometimes  restless, and, although appearing hesitant, actually very strong.

October 28 – November 24: REED Planet: Pluto Gemstone: Jasper Reeds tend to be fearless and stubborn, uncompromising and independent,  imaginative, loyal, and sometimes jealous.

November 25 – December 23: ELDER Planet: Saturn Gemstone: Jet Elders are energetic, self-disciplined, although disliking routine, open,  spontaneous, and self-sufficient.

The Wicca Book of Days for Aug. 27 – Sardonyx & Peridot

The Wicca Book of Days for Aug. 27

Sardonyx & Peridot

Chalcedony

Two gemstones are traditionally identified as being August’s birthstones. One is sardonyx, a form of chalcedony that exhibits white stripes separating larger, orangey-brown bands. Sardonyx is said to impart self-control and vivaciousness to its wearer, which may be why it is said to ensure a happy marriage. The other crystal is the yellowy-green Peridot, which is reputed to be a bringer of success. It is credited with the power to forge friendships, to replace feelings of nervousness with a positive and confident outlook, and to increase physical strength.

Sky Salutations

Honor Nut, the Egyptian Sky Goddess in your rituals on this her birthday. When Nut and her twin, Geb, the Earth God were born locked together, they had to be pried apart by their father the Air Deity Shu, causing Nut’s arched body to become the celestial vault.