How to Make Your Own Flea Powder
This is a really easy recipe to make your own flea powder its really simple
Flea Powder Ingredients:
- 1 part eucalyptus powder
- 1 part pennyroyal powder (use sage or rosemary for cats)
- 1 part fennel powder
- 1 part yellow dock powder
You can pick these up from your local herb shop or you can get them on line by using Google Product search. Don’t forget you can pick some of these herbs up from Ebay which is also listed on Google Product Search.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker top jar and shake to mix the flea powder.
To apply the flea powder to your pet’s fur by brushing backward with your hand or comb and sprinkling the powder into the roots of the hairs.
Make sure you concentrate on the neck, back, and belly. Use just enough powder to add a little odor to the hairs.
For severe flea infestations, treat daily with flea powder; otherwise, use two or three times a week.
Home Life Weekly
Good Morning, my dears! How is everyone? Hey it is finally Friday, you should be doing great! I am late, I know. I have been goofing off. Yes, I confess, goofing off! I decided to Google myself, my real name and Witches of the Craft. Well, my real name and “Lady Of The Abyss” didn’t turn up anything unexpected. Hmm, let me take that back. There are a few songs on YouTube dedicated to a “Lady Of The Abyss.” Now whether or not they are really named after me, I have no clue. The reason being I couldn’t understand them or make out the words (that might be a good thing :s ). Besides those crazy things I found nothing else. When it came to the WOTC, I found nothing bad. Instead a total shocker, we have won the “Golden Web Award.” I didn’t know anything about this. It did make my jaw drop. I went to the site and sure enough there was our banner. The funny thing, I don’t ever remember getting notified we won this. Oh, yeah, it is a legitimate site, I just don’t remember getting notified. So when I actually track this award down, I will show it to ya’ll. In the meantime, if you have a site Goggle it. No telling what you will find out.
Now I am totally baffled, I hate being baffled, you know. Anyway, let me get unbaffled and get down to business. It is finally Friday, TGIF! I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday and a very blessed and relaxing weekend…..
Luv & Hugs,
Today’s energies focus on the plight of the polar bear, a species now facing extinction due to climate change. On this day, do something ‘green’ that will contribute to restoring balance to the planet. Recycle something you would normally throw away. Turn off lights and water when not in use. Reuse paper towels and wash windows with newspaper. There are a million small ways to make one gigantic difference. Do something proactive today. Do something polaractive today. You do make a difference. If they could speak, I’m sure the world’s polar bears would thank you.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Your Animal Spirit for Today
Cranes have been revered for centuries in many Oriental cultures, symbolizing good fortune and long life. If Crane has flown into your reading today, he brings a message of good tidings. Be prepared for something special today—emotional balance, good health, a spiritual “ah-ha!”, or simply pure joy.
The Whole Is Greater
by Madisyn Taylor
Women’s circles perfectly illustrate the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Women’s circles are formal or informal gatherings in the interest of bonding, sharing energy, and creating ritual. The origins of women’s circles are ancient, but their applications are as modern as the women who participate in them. There are no hard and fast rules as to how to form a women’s circle or how to run one. Some circles invent their own agendas, rituals, goals, and ceremonies, while others borrow ideas from sources as far-ranging as Buddhist or Native American cultures. Some circles are open to new members at all times, while others prefer to practice with a set number of members, closing the circle once that number is reached.
In a typical gathering, the women who are present sit in a circle. Generally, for the sake of cohesiveness, one woman is chosen to lead the circle each time. Allowing a different woman to lead each meeting allows for a multi-perspective approach to the process. One circle leader may choose to create and teach a ritual involving using the voice to release negative energy, while at the next meeting another leader may feel inspired to lead a silent meditation. On the other hand, a circle may choose to be more focused over the long term and gather around a particular intention, such as working together to determine a course for healing Mother Earth. When the healing feels complete, the women may choose to stay together with a new focus for their work, or the circle may disband.
At their best, women’s circles perfectly illustrate the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The work that can be accomplished within the loving embrace of our sisters is far more powerful than what we could achieve on our own. If you are not already part of a circle, you may want to start one. Follow your intuition as to the women with whom you’d like to work, reach out to them, and set a date to begin. After that, you can simply allow the circle to create itself. Men need not be forgotten when it comes to circles and they, too, can come together to form their own circles and create strong bonds and healing in a way that is specific to all men.
The Daily OM
You Know You’re a Redneck if…
Your yard has been proposed as a new landfill site.
Your kid’s birth announcements include the phrase “rug rat.”
Your pocket knife has ever been referred to as “Exhibit A.”
Your sister has a “Soldier of Fortune” subscription.
Your wife is sister and your daughter
You’ve ever stood in line more than 1 hour to get your picture taken with a freak of nature.
Your bank checks feature pictures of dogs fighting.
You’ve ever stabbed someone’s hand while reaching for the last pork chop.
On Christmas eve, you left Santa a beer and a Slim Jim.
Calendar of the Moon
Altar: Upon cloth of blue-green place a vase of reeds, a single blue-green candle, a great bowl of water floating with wetlands plant leaves, and a knife.
Offering: Recycle something useless into something useful.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian soup and sandwiches. Only water or herbal tea to drink.
Call: Now is the time of the bleak cold.
Response: Now the reeds whisper in the swamp.
Call: Now is the time when we see the growing dark.
Response: Now is the time when we begin to shiver.
Call: Now is the time of bare trees.
Response: Now is the time of rain and wind.
Call: Now the rain fills the wetlands to overflowing.
Response: Now the swamp overflows into our lives.
Call: We feel our feet dragged down into the cold waters.
Response: Yet the wetland is the source of greatest life!
Call: We feel ourselves pulled into the unfamiliar.
Response: Unfamiliar to us, but no less of value.
Call: The damp cold begins to reach our bones.
Response: We must welcome its touch.
Call: We must keep it far away with fire’s warmth!
Response: We must welcome its touch.
Call: Why should we not ban it from our lives?
Response: For this, too, is a Mystery of water.
Call: Not the deep mystery of the Ocean…
Response: Not the running flow of the river…
Call: Not the crystal of snow and ice…
Response: But the secrets of the still waters.
Call: From the still waters springs the greatest number of lives!
Response: And it is this that we must honor.
Call: Welcome into ourselves the song of the whispering reeds!
Response: Welcome into ourselves the oncoming winter.
Chant: Cold as stone
We will own
What is apart
[Pagan Book of Hours]
(waxing/14% of Full)
During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.