Calendar of the Moon
Rowan Tree Moon
Altar: Upon a cloth of orange-red set a row of red candles, Brigid’s cross, and a bell.
Offerings: Votive candles. Quicken a newborn idea into birth.
Daily Meal: Hot drinks with every meal. Keep food warm.
Call: Now is the quickening of the year.
Response: Now is the time of the first movement.
Call: Now the child stirs in the womb.
Response: Now the seed stirs in the earth.
Call: Now the plains flood and our fire is threatened.
Response: Now the cold water drowns our spark.
Call: Now is the time of the hard struggle.
Response: Now is the month of desperation.
Call: Now is the time of desperation to live.
Response: Now is the time of desperation to be born.
Call: We turn in our sleep as the earth turns.
Response: We dream with the sleeping earth.
Call: Each of our dreams is a lit candle in the dark.
Response: Each of our dreams is a single point of hope.
Call: They shine faint and alone in the night of struggle.
Response: They are alone as we are alone.
Call: Yet we are not alone in our dreams.
Response: We are not alone!
Call: We will keep our fires burning.
Response: We will burn against the night!
Call: We will warm our dreams with the force of life.
Response: We will not die alone in the cold!
Call: We will ward off all evil.
Response: Only good shall pass our gates.
Call: We will care for each other.
Response: We will never cease to care!
Call: We will survive the winter.
Response: We will survive!
(Repeat last two lines twice more.)
Protect the flame that warms your dreams
And dreams shall never die.
[Pagan Book of Hours]
Keep a Dream Journal
By Patti Wigington
Many Wiccans and Pagans put stock in dream meanings — for a lot of us, it’s important to keep track of what our dreams are telling us, because it may be important. Dreams can be prophetic, in that they may tell us of things yet to come, or they can be therapeutic, a way of our subconscious acknowledging problems that have to be resolved.
One great way to get in touch with your dreams and their meanings is to keep a dream journal. By keeping a dream journal, you can help yourself remember what you dreamed about even when the dream is no longer fresh. Also, you can begin looking for patterns and themes that may recur in dreams.
To make a dream journal, you’ll simply need a blank notebook. You can use a simple composition book, or if you’d like to use a fancier, journal-style book, that’s fine too. Keep this by your bedside.
When you wake up each morning — or even in the middle of the night — jot down as much as you can remember from your dreams of the night before. Your notes don’t necessarily have to analyze the dream, merely document what took place. Things to keep in mind when you’re writing your dreams down might include:
- Did you meet any people? Who were they, and what did they say?
- Did you travel anyplace? Were you in a house? Did you spend any of your dream outdoors?
- What sort of natural occurrences did you see? Was there flooding, mountains, thunder, bright sunshine?
- Was there something in your dream that seemed out of place, as though it didn’t fit in with the other parts of the journey?
- How did you feel during the dream? Were you afraid, content, happy?
Later, you can go back through your notes and evaluate what you dreamed. Look for patterns and symbolism — there are a number of excellent dream dictionaries out there on the market which can help you determine the meanings of the symbols in your dreams. You can then use the information gained from your dream journal as a guidance tool.
Symbols are the language of dreams. A symbol can invoke a feeling or an idea and often has a much more profound and deeper meaning than any one word can convey. At the same time, these symbols can leave you confused and wondering what that dream was all about.
Acquiring the ability to interpret your dreams is a powerful tool. In analyzing your dreams, you can learn about your deep secrets and hidden feelings. Remember that no one is a better expert at interpreting your dreams than yourself.
To guide you with your dreams interpretations, we have interpreted over 5800 keywords and symbols and over 20000 different meanings in our ever expanding dream dictionary. These meanings are in no way, the final say in what YOUR dream means, but hopefully it will inspire you to explore and offer a suggestive starting point for understanding your own dreams. There is no “one dream interpretation fits all.”
Every detail, even the most minute element in your dream is important and must be considered when analyzing your dreams. Each symbol represents a feeling, a mood, a memory or something from your unconscious. Look closely at the characters, animals, objects, places, emotions, and even color and numbers that are depicted in your dreams. Even the most trivial symbol can be significant. This dictionary, along with your own personal experiences, memories and circumstances, will serve to guide you through a meaningful and personalized interpretation. With practice, you can gain an understanding of the cryptic messages your dreams are trying to tell you.
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Today’s ‘Make Your Dream Come True Day’ is one after my own heart. You can start to make your own dreams come true by using an ages-old exercise that invites you to begin at the end. Get a journal and write down what your life would look like five years from now if your dream came true. Where would you be living? Who would represent your most significant relationships? What would you be doing for work or play? You get it. Be really clear and then get writing. This single exercise has been known to work miracles while making your dreams become reality.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Small bones (each associated with a particular interpretation) were cast, in this system of divination, in the manner of throwing dice. Eventually dice were utilized in the place of bones. Numbers on the dice were associated with letters to form words that had a bearing on questions asked by the diviner. Sometimes used was an associated primarily ritual of writings questions on paper and passing it through the smoke of Jupiter wood.
A system of divination of casting small bones (each associated with particular interpretation). The method is similar to throwing dice. In fact, in later development of this divinatory system dice were utilized. The numbers were associated with letters which formed words related to questions put to the diviner.
In an related preliminary ritual the questions are written paper which is passed through smoke of burning juniper wood.
Your Animal Spirit for Today
September 4, 2013
Are you dreaming a dream that’s big enough? If Lizard has appeared before you today, the gauntlet has been thrown down, the challenge made. Stop hiding your light beneath a rock—be willing to be bigger than life, to dream bigger than your imagination, to throw caution to the wind, and aim for the target you’ve spent a lifetime avoiding.
Even more great things
It’s great to be knowledgeable. Yet what truly matters is what you do with what you know.
It’s important to develop and improve on powerful, practical skills. What’s even more important is to put those skills to use in meaningful ways.
Yes, by all means, dream big dreams and make big plans. Then get quickly to work carrying out those plans and achieving your dreams.
Don’t just talk about what you’re going to do. Stand up, step forward and do what you’re going to do.
Plan, prepare, train and learn. Then put it all to use and fashion some outstanding value from your time, expertise and effort.
Life is here to be lived and experienced. So use all the great things in your life to create and do even more great things.
— Ralph Marston
The Daily Motivator
Here are some other things you can do give your dreams a boost of energy:
1; Keep a moonstone or amethyst by your bed.
2. Make use of a dream catcher.
3. Record your dreams daily in your journal.
4. Keep track of what you eat for dinner the night before and which herb was prevalent in the meal.
5. Take a magickal dream bath before retiring for the night. Passion flower or lavender scents work very well for this purpose.
6. Avoid taking medication before bed.
Blessing Your Dream Journal
Consecrate your dream journal to the elements. Inscribe inside it any personal symbols you wish and also this short incantation:
I will that this book serve to harmonize my spirit and mind.
May my spirit flow freely through the pages.
I shall discover myself here.
I will find my balance and healing.
I will experience joy and laughter.
May love and light surround me.
Blessed are the journeys.
Blessed is this book.
Blessed am I.
By babbling brook,
By flame and soil,
By breath and soul,
The dreams I have
Are remembered whole.
So Mote It Be!
You may anoint your journal with rosemary oil.