Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Tuesday

 

Dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, and Tyr.

Element : Water

Planet : Mars

Zodiac Sign : Aries / Scorpio

Angel : Samuel

Metal : Iron, Steel

Incense / Perfumes : Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli

Oil : Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Color : Red, Orange

Stones : Bloodstone, Garnet, Carnelian,

Plants/Herbs : Allspice, Blessed Thistle, Cayenne, Daisy, Garlic, Ginger, Pepper, Pine, Red Rose, Thyme, Tobacco, Wormwood

Magick to work: self-assertion, energy, and courage, victory, endurance, passion, masculine goals in general, sex, aggression, protection, controlled power, ambition, arguments, competition, conflict, destruction, lust, male sexuality, sports, strife, struggle, surgery, medical issues, upheaval, war

 

November 21 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

164 BC During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah

1818 Russia’s Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1906 China prohibits the opium trade

1970 General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following a military coup

1971 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by the Mukti Bahini, Bengali guerrillas, defeat the army of Pakistan

2017 Robert Mugabe‘s resignation after 37 years in power is read out in Zimbabwe’s parliaments during impeachment proceedings

Today’s Historical Events

164 BC During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah

235 St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope, will only rule for 40 days

695 Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen

1272 Following Henry III of England’s death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.

1317 Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht

1654 Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia

1696 J Vanbrughe’s “Relapse or Virtue in Danger” premieres in London

1729 Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1920 Silent film “The Last of the Mohicans” released, adapted from James Fenimore Cooper‘s novel, starring Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford

1931 Horror film “Frankenstein” is released, starring Boris Karloff as the monster, directed by James Whale and based on Mary Shelley‘s 1818 novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”

1946 “The Best Years of Our Lives”, film directed by William Wyler, based on MacKinlay Kantor’s novella Glory for Me, starring Myrna Loy and Fredric March, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1947)

1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title

1953 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1959 Entertainer Jack Benny (violin) and US Vice-President Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1901 Richard Strauss‘ opera “Feuersnot” premieres in Dresden

1934 Cole Porter‘s musical “Anything Goes” opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC, later transferred to 46th Street Theatre; runs for 420 performances

1937 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour

1945 Benjamin Britten‘s 2nd String quartet in C premieres

1964 “Something More!” closes at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC after 15 performances

1964 “Zizi” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances

1975 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped

1977 “All ‘N All” 8th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1978)

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1902 Baseball’s Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League

1905 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships

1925 Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

1934 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title

1949 Bill Veeck sells Cleveland Indians for $22 million, to fund his divorce settlement

1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year

1956 Don Newcombe wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award

Spell for Today -Moonstone Travel

When dealing with a weekly spell guide, Mondays are thought to be the logical day for money, love, time and meditation spells. Since Mondays are thought to be the start of the work week, it gives plenty of time for a Monday spell to gain strength throughout the rest of the week.

Moonstone Travel Spell

This spell will call on Meness, the patron moon god of travelers. We met Meness earlier, in the meditation for Monday. I suggest setting up this spell in the evening. Find a spot that faces east or that is illuminated by moonlight. Or try setting this up under the moon, in the garden, or on the porch or your outside deck. Get some atmosphere going! Try using a scented candle, such as jasmine or gardenia, to coordinate the fragrance with the moon’s energies.

Gather the following items:

• A photo of your destination, your travel itinerary, or your airline tickets

• 4 small tumbled moonstones

• A scented white votive candle and holder

• A lighter or matches

Set up this spell on a safe, flat surface. Light the candle and place it in the holder. Place your paperwork/tickets or itinerary to one side of the candle. Arrange the four stones in a circle around the holder. Place your hands on the travel paperwork, and ground and center. Then repeat the following spell three times:

Meness, patron of travelers, watch over me

Whether I travel in the air, on land, or sea

Like a talisman in my pocket a stone will I tuck

Moonstones do encourage a safe journey and bring good luck. Take one of the stones and keep it in your pocket while you travel. You may close the spell by saying:

For the good of all, with harm to none

By the moon and stars, this spell is done.

Gather up your papers and tuck them away for your trip. Allow the candle to burn out on its own. If you performed this outside, then move your candle and the remaining stones indoors to let the candle safely finish burning. Never leave your candle unattended.

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

*All of Ms. Dugan’s books used on the WOTC are available for purchase on Amazon.com. 

November 20 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

284 Roman soldier Diocletian proclaimed Emperor by the army

762 Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire

1695 Zumbi, the last King of the Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed and decapitated, his head displayed on a pike to dispel any legends of his immortality

1815 Second Treaty of Paris: France and her allies agree France will pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending the Napoleonic Wars

1945 The Nuremberg war trials begin as 24 Nazi leaders are put on trial before judges representing the victorious Allied powers

1986 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS

Today’s Historical Events

284 Roman soldier Diocletian proclaimed Emperor by the army

762 Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire

1168 Giovanni di Struma elected anti-Pope

1194 Palermo, Sicily, is conquered by Emperor Henry VI

1272 Edward I proclaimed King of England after death of his father, Henry III. He would take two years to return to England from the Ninth Crusade.

1342 Pope Clemens VI names John IV of Arkel as bishop of Utrecht

1347 Cola di Rienzo, later Roman Tribunal, addresses a meeting of on the Capitol during people’s revolt in Rome

1407 A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy.

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1852 Charles Reade and Tom Taylor’s historical comedy play “Masks & Faces” premieres in London

1954 KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Morton Wishengrad’s dramatic play “Rope Dancers”, starring Art Carney, Siobhán McKenna, and Theodore Bikel, premieres at Cort Theatre, NYC; runs for 189 performances

1958 American puppeteers Jim and Jane Henson establish Muppets, Inc. (now known as The Jim Henson Company)

1959 WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal

1961 WPLG TV channel 10 in Miami, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1965 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

1976 George Harrison appears on “Saturday Night Live”: haggling with Lorne Michaels; performing “Here Comes the Sun” and “Homeward Bound” with Paul Simon; and airing two music videos

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1805 Ludwig van Beethoven‘s “Fidelio”, his only opera, premieres at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien

1889 Gustav Mahler‘s 1st Symphony premieres in Budapest and is not well received

1901 Opera “Grisélidis” by Jules Massenet, Armand Silvestre and Eugène Morand premieres in Paris

1911 Gustav Mahler‘s “Das Lied von der Erde” (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich, conducted by Bruno Walter

1945 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s 9th Symphony under J Mravinski premieres

1964 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s 9th/10th String Quartet premieres in Moscow

1965 Cyril Ornadel and Leslie Bricusse’s musical “Pickwick”, based on Charles Dickens‘ novel “The Pickwick Papers’, featuring Harry Secombe and Charlotte Rae, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 56 performances

1966 John Kander and Fred Ebb’s “Cabaret” opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 1166 performances, wins 8 Tony Awards

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1866 French inventor Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle

1902 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

1915 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tigers win 2nd title; beat Toronto Rowing Association, 13-7

1928 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0

1934 17 year old pitcher Eiji Sawamura gives up just 1 hit, a Lou Gehrig HR, as US All Stars beat Japan, 1-0

1934 Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Busher Jackson becomes first NHL player to score 4 goals in a period in 5-2 win over St. Louis Eagles at St. Louis Arena

1942 NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over

1952 Chicago Cubs slugging left fielder Hank Sauer wins NL MVP

November 19 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1530 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes

1620 The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast

1805 Lewis and Clark Expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west

1863 US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; “Four score and seven years ago…”

1942 Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army

1969 Apollo 12’s Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the 3rd and 4th humans on the Moon

Today’s Historical Events

461 St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1274 Mongol army lands at Hakata Bay in Japan during their first invasion attempt and are defeated; a typhoon destroys most of their fleet as they withdraw

1367 League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV

1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage

1521 Battle at Milan: Emperor Charles V‘s pontifical, Spanish and German troops beat French forces and occupy Milan

1523 Giulio de’ Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII

1530 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes

1544 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Picture; the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers

1955 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, North Dakota (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1959 “Rocky & His Friends” debuts on ABC

1962 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 ABC radio begins weekly “Vietnam Update” report

1967 The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong

1969 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1971 Disney World’s Fort Wilderness opens

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1923 Béla Bartòk’s “Tancsuite” premieres

1972 “Ambassador” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances

1972 “Dear Oscar” closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 5 performances

1976 George Harrison releases single “This Song”, an expression of his frustration at being sued for copyright infringement

1979 Chuck Berry released from prison for income tax evasion conviction

1990 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning “Girl You Know Its True” album

1992 “3 From Brooklyn” opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 45 performances

1995 “Sacrilege” closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics

1932 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game

1939 Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship

1951 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday

1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

1961 Houston Oilers quarterback George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns in a 49-13 rout of NY Titans at Jeppesen Stadium, Houston

1968 New York Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of the Year

1975 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP

A Laugh for Today

I do not like saying it but I have had one of these kinds of weeks 😂

APPLICATION TO BE A NOVICE STUDENT WITH WOTC’s SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT  

APPLICATION TO BE A NOVICE STUDENT WITH WOTC’s SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT  

You can copy and paste this application into the body of an email to submit your answers. NO attachments will be opened by Lady Beltane!

What name do you want to use? Please give just your first and if you have one your pagan name.

Where do you live? Just give your state or country, please.

How old are you?

What email address will you use to correspond with me for your novice course?

 

What is the main reason you want to join this coven? Please answer with at least a 500-word essay.

 

Are you formally studying other paths now, and what is your motivation for doing so?

 

Are you prepared to contribute to the well-being and uphold the sanctity of the coven, and if so, how? (E.g., respecting its members, its hierarchy, and its privacy.)

 

What is the main reason you want to study magickal and spiritual witchcraft with this coven? Please answer with at least a 500-word essay.

 

Will you stick with the coven even if it gets boring or tiresome to you? Please explain your answer.

 

Will you keep the coven membership a secret if you leave it? Please explain your answer.

 

How long have you been practicing witchcraft?

 

Do you follow a specific tradition?

 

Have you ever practiced, or do you now practice, any type of dark magick?

 

Do you promise to follow the direction of the High Priestess?

 

Are you willing to question the High Priestess if you feel she is doing or saying things that may hurt another coven member, a novice, an adept, or the coven as a whole? Please explain your answer.

 

What is your feeling of the phrase ”In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust”? Please explain your answer.

 

Have you read the Student Handbook? Answer – yes or no. If your answer is no, please read it before submitting this application.

 

Do you have any questions about any of the expectations we have of you as a student as outlined in the Student Handbook?

 

Please email the application to ladybeltane@aol.com.

This NOVICE ONLY application and your essays need to be accompanied with a $15.00 USD payment. Use the “Donate” button on the witchesofthecraft.com homepage. If you are accepted as a student in WOTC’s School of Witchcraft, the $15.00 USD will go toward your course fee. If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund of $14.00 USD because of the fees PayPal charges us for transactions. You will also receive an email detailing why you were not accepted as a student. Total fee for the novice course id $60.00 USD.

WOTC School of Witchcraft Student Handbook

You must be 18 years old to apply to be a student.

 Fees:

The Novice Course fee is $60.00 USD. $15.00 USD needs to be paid when you send in your application. If you are accepted this will go towards your course fee. If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund of $14.00 USD because of fees charged to us by PayPal

The Adept Course is $80.00 USD. $20.00 USD needs to be paid when you decide if you are going to accept Lady Beltane’s invitation to keep studying with her. If you are accepted this will go towards your course fee. If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund of $19.00 USD because of fees charged to us by PayPal

After the initial $15.00 that you pay with your novice application or upon emailing Lady Beltane that you want to keep studying with her as an adept and have paid the $20.00 USD. The remainder of your course fee is due before your first lesson is emailed to you.

The course fee for novices or adepts is nonrefundable in any part if you decide to quit lessons or are dropped for not meeting the expectations of the study level you are at.

Use DONATE button on WOTC’s Homepage to pay for your application payment or class fees, please. Thank you!

Course Requirements: 

The lessons for all levels are like bricks in the foundation of a building if you miss putting a brick in somewhere or do not lay them in the correct order the whole foundation is weak. When practicing magick there can be no weak spots in your foundation if there is than your magick, especially spell casting, may not be being done safely and you could hurt yourself, someone or something else somewhere in the universe or your spell and/or ritual might not turn out like you wanted it to.

I expect all lessons to be done in order and completed before sending them to me by their due date. I will then review your lesson and email you back with any corrections that need to be made or if further research is needed on any of the questions or comments I have about your answers. If there are corrections to be made you will have to email these answers in for review before receiving your next lesson.

Email every lesson in its own email with the “Subject” line having the lesson number in it use this email to write your replies for the questions. The lesson answers have to be sent in the body of an email. NO attachments with the exception of the novice’s first lesson.

All Novice and Adept lesson have a specific due date and will not be accepted for review after the due date unless arrangements have been made with Lady Beltane. If the lesson is sent in before the lesson’s due date, it will just sit in the school’s email (ladybeltane@aol.com) inbox until their due date. After your lesson is reviewed and if any further information requested is also reviewed you will receive an email with comments from Lady Beltane after she has thoroughly reviewed your lesson. The next lesson will be emailed to you when your current lesson is completely finished.

Even if you do not have a lesson ready to turn in every week, which is fine. But you have to send a short email every week you do not turn in a lesson no matter which course you are in.  Just so we know you are still interested in studying with WOTC’s School of Witchcraft/Heart’s Spirit Coven. It can be very short, just a hi will do, but you must email her.

If we do not hear from you for three weeks in a row, we will believe you no longer wish to study with us and remove your email address from the Witches of The Craft email list. We realize there are times health issues or emergencies happen, if possible, email her or have another person email her that you are sick, there has been a family emergency, or just had a baby, etc. For these reasons we will keep your email address for six more weeks for a total of nine weeks before deleting you completely.

If at any time during your study level you chose to quit studying with us, Lady Beltane will need an email telling us you no longer want to study with her and a reason as to why you are quitting. As it might be a simple reason and together we might be able to work something out to keep you studying with me.

Remember course fees are nonrefundable.

Lady Beltane is available by email or to meet on Skype if you need help with a lesson or have any questions about The Craft. These meetings, when at all possible, should be set up a minimum of three days in advance. Lady Beltane will try to answer all students’ emails within three days of receiving them. When requesting a one-on-one meeting with Lady Beltane please give her two different times and days that are convenient for you to meet. She will pick the one that fits into to her schedule.

Lady Beltane will hold a Chat on the 3rd Sunday of every month 11:00 to ??? CT. The Sunday we have chat is subject to change once in a great while. You will be notified in advance if that happens.

All students must attend no matter what level you are studying. Attendance is Mandatory for at least 15 minutes sometime during the two hours.

If you cannot attend, you must send an email to ladybeltane@aol.com before the starting time of the chat or in the case of an emergency as soon as possible. Important information on lessons and/or other topics can come up that are not covered in the study material.

The Esbats are held for the Northern Hemisphere on the Saturday or Sunday closest to the Esbat either before or after or on the full or new Moon. Northern Hemisphere – Social time starts at 11:00 AM CT with Circle cast at 12:00 PM CT.

The Esbats are held for the Southern Hemisphere are on the Sunday closest to the Esbat either before or after or on the full or new Moon – Social time starts at 5:00 PM BRT with Circle cast at 6:00 PM BRT.

The Sabbat gatherings are on the Saturday or Sunday closest to the day they fall on. For the N. H. social time starts at 11:00 AM CT with Circle cast at 12:00 PM CT. For the S. H. social time starts at 2:00 PM BRT with circle cast at 3:00 PM BRT. You can use this link to find your local time (I suggest you bookmark this website for use in the future) Use this to find your local time for chats and gatherings.

All students must check the WitchesofTheCraft.com a minimum of once a week for a post you want to read. You must leave at least one comment on one post every week so we know you are checking the website for posts that can further your education in The Craft.

Before the sacred circle starts anyone entering the Heart’s Spirit Coven/WOTC’s School of Witchcraft Skype private meeting room is welcomed to socialize with anyone else that is there. You can ask questions about lessons or anything else. This is a great time to get to know your fellow coven members better. Once it is time to cast the circle all conversations must stop, they can be picked up again after the circle is opened/closed.

Email this sentence, “I have read the Student Handbook and agree to what is expected of me as a novice or adept in Heart’s Spirit Coven/WOTC’s School of Witchcraft.” I understand the consequences of not doing what is expected of me.” to Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com so she knows you have read and understand what is expected of students and what they can expect from her.

November 18 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 November 18

The protostar L1527, shown in this image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, is embedded within a cloud of material that is feeding its growth. Material ejected from the star has cleared out cavities above and below it, whose boundaries glow orange and blue in this infrared view. The upper central region displays bubble-like shapes due to stellar ‘burps,’ or sporadic ejections. Webb also detects filaments made of molecular hydrogen that has been shocked by past stellar ejections. Intriguingly, the edges of the cavities at upper left and lower right appear straight, while the boundaries at upper right and lower left are curved. The region at lower right appears blue, as there’s less dust between it and Webb than the orange regions above it.

The Protostar within L1527

Image Credit: Science – NASAESACSASTScINIRCam
Processing – Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Anton M. Koekemoer (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI)

Explanation: The protostar within dark cloud L1527 is a mere 100,000 years old, still embedded in the cloud of gas and dust that feeds its growth. In this NIRCam image from the James Webb Space Telescope, the dark band at the neck of the infrared nebula is a thick disk that surrounds the young stellar object. Viewed nearly edge-on and a little larger than our Solar System, the disk ultimately supplies material to the protostar while hiding it from Webb’s direct infrared view. The nebula itself is seen in stunning detail though. Illuminated by infrared light from the protostar, the hourglass-shaped nebula’s cavities are created as material ejected in the star-forming process plows through the surrounding medium. As the protostar gains mass it will eventually become a full-fledged star, collapsing and igniting nuclear fusion in its core. A likely analog to our own Sun and Solar System in their early infancy, the protostar within dark cloud L1527 lies some 460 light-years distant in the Taurus star-forming region. Webb’s NIRCam image spans about 0.3 light-years.

November 18 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1477 First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton at his press in London

1626 St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated, replacing an earlier basilica on the same site and becoming the world’s largest Christian basilica

1916 British General Douglas Haig finally calls off the 1st Battle of the Somme in World War I after more than 1 million soldiers had been killed or wounded

1978 In Jonestown, Guyana, 918 members of the Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under the leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

1993 Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution

Today’s Historical Events

326 Old St. Peter’s Basilica consecrated in Rome (stood 4th – 16th century), later replaced by current Basilica

794 Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto

1105 Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I

1210 Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV

1302 Pope Boniface VIII issues papal bull (decree) “Unam sanctam” emphasizing the higher position of the spiritual in comparison with the secular order

1307 William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head

1421 Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands

1424 Storm flood ravages Dutch coast

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1928 Walt Disney‘s “Steamboat Willie” released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon

1930 Musical “Smiles” with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

1932 “Flowers & Trees” receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

1932 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. “Grand Hotel” and Helen Hayes also win.

1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

1959 “Ben-Hur” directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Academy Awards Best Picture 1960)

1974 “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” by English progressive rock band Genesis is released, their last to feature original frontman Peter Gabriel

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1883 Antonín Dvořák’s “Husitska” (Hussite Overture) premieres at the gala opening of the Prague National Theater

1911 Ludwig Thuille’s opera “Lobetanz” first American performance

1919 H Tierney & J McCarthy’s musical “Irene” premieres in NYC

1945 Arnold Schoenberg‘s Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres

1961 “Gay Life” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances

1961 “Kwamina” closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances

1975 “Rufus featuring Chaka Khan” 4th studio album by Rufus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1976)

1984 “3 Musketeers” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1905 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham

1949 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

1960 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels

1964 Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson wins American League MVP

1966 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow

1970 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1970 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

November 17 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1558 Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends the English throne upon death of her half sister, Queen “Bloody” Mary (SIND NOTE: Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne at age 25 years old also in 1952)

1800 Congress holds its 1st session in Washington, D.C. in an incomplete Capitol Building

1831 Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia

1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls, in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe

1869 Suez Canal in Egypt opens, linking Mediterranean and Red seas

1922 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, is expelled to Malta on a British warship

1970 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse

Spell for Today – Refresh the Soul Spell and Walk Backwards Return Spell

Wednesday is a good day to focus on getting over any slumps you may have. This day is considered the middle of the work week; and many people find themselves very tired by this point. That is why this day is a great day to do refresh, refrain, return, wake-up, and concentration spells. It is, also, another good day for meditation.

Refresh Spells –Refresh the Soul Spell

Items you will need for this spell:

1 bottle of peppermint oil
1 white candle
1 lighter or match
Dress the candle with the peppermint oil, being careful about contact with the skin. Place the candle on a fire-safe surface and light it. Close your eyes for about a minute and just allow yourself to breathe in the peppermint aroma. Open your eyes and say this chant nine times:

“Breathe in, breathe out.
I’m refreshing.
I’m restoring.
I’m feeling revived.
My energy’s soaring.”

Keep breathing in the aroma and close your eyes again. When you are ready, open your eyes and blow out the candle. This should give you a feeling of being refreshed.

Return Spells – Walk Backwards Return Spell

Things you will need:

1 candle (any color)
1 lighter or match
Your body
Place a candle in front of you on a fire-safe surface. Sit or stand in a comfortable position in front of the candle and close your eyes for about three minutes. During the three minutes, think about what you want returned to you and how the item makes you feel. After the three minutes or so, get up and take twelve steps backwards and say this chant three times:

“Backwards walk.
Missing something yearned.
When I turn around,
It will be returned.”

After doing this, turn around three times, clockwise and stop. Now, go blow out the candle, and your item should be returned to you soon.

 

 

A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

 

November 16 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

534 Second and final revision of the Justinian Code published, a codified set of imperial and classical laws begun initially in 528

1532 Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captures Inca Emperor Atahualpa after a surprise ambush at Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes

1776 British troops capture Fort Washington during American Revolution

1945 Founding of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Today’s Historical Events

13 General Tiberius‘ (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

534 Second and final revision of the Justinian Code published, a codified set of imperial and classical laws begun initially in 528

1491 An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.

1519 City of Havana moved to its current location to avoid mosquito infestations

1532 Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captures Inca Emperor Atahualpa after a surprise ambush at Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes

1572 Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Netherlands

1581 Tsar Ivan the Terrible attacks his son and heir, Ivan Ivanovich, with a scepter after an argument leading to the latter’s death three days later

1632 Battle of Lützen: Significant battle of Thirty Years’ War – Swedish and Saxon forces defeat the Holy Roman Empire, at cost of the death of Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1957 BBC’s 1st pop music show, the “Six-Five Special”, is broadcast from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London

1965 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

1982 Tom Stoppard‘s play “The Real Thing” premieres in London starring Felicity Kendal and Roger Rees

1988 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel

2001 “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, 1st film adaptation of the book series by J. K. Rowling starring Daniel Radcliffe, premieres in US (Titled “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s’s Stone” in some markets)

2003 31st American Music Awards: Kid Rock, Jennifer Lopez & Luther Vandross win

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1903 V Herbert & H Smith’s musical “Babette” premieres in NYC

1908 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY’s Metropolitan Opera

1916 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC

1935 Cole Porter‘s musical “Anything Goes” closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 420 performances

1935 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart‘s musical “Jumbo” premieres in NYC

1956 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, named Musical Director of La Scala, Milan

1957 “Copper & Brass” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

1959 “The Sound of Music” musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 1443 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1907 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham

1909 Dutch football club FC Eindhoven is founded in southern part of the city; Eredivisie 1954; KNVB Cup 1937

1924 Cleveland Bulldogs lose, 12-7 to Frankford Yellow Jackets at Dunn Field; ends 31-game undefeated streak; NFL and major-league football record

1926 New York Rangers ice hockey club first game; beat Montreal Maroons, 1-0 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

1957 Boson Celtics’ center Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds as Boston beats Philadelphia Warriors, 111-89 at Boston Gardens

1957 University of Oklahoma Football NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing 7-0 to Notre Dame at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

1959 Boston business executive Billy Sullivan is awarded eighth and final franchise of developing American Football League (AFL); later branded Boston Patriots

1962 SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 73 points in 127-111 win over NY Knicks at Madison Square Garden

November 15 Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net – Gilded Tarot Deck

The High Priestess – Major Arcana

Menu of Contents

 

I. Meaning of the High Priestess Gilded Tarot

II. Message of the High Priestess Gilded Tarot

III. Interpretation of the High Priestess Tarot in a spread

Rune

From TheRuneSite.com – Medieval Runes of Healing and Magick

Ziu

Sound: “zz” as in “buzz”
Stands for: Thunderbolt of the God Ziu
Magick/Healing use: Concentrates and channels cosmic energies to maintain correct order.

Witch’s Rune

From wizardforest.com – Witches Runes

SICKLE

Rune Sickle means sudden limits, sudden changes, when something is cut in your life. The rune hints that now it is important to refuse from something. It may warn about danger, injuries and illness. It is also connected with energy of skill and training. Maybe, it is time to get important knowledge. Key words: cutting of old things, creation of new, important warning, unexpected turn, disaster, manipulation, destruction of something

Sabbat: Mabon

Element: Air

Ogham

From LearnReligions.com – Celtic Ogham

Amhancholl

Ae (sometimes represented as X or Xi), is Amhancholl or Eamhancholl, associated with Witch Hazel. This natural astringent is purifying and cleansing. The word Eamhancholl literally translates to “twin of Hazel”, so there is a strong connection to C–Coll in the Ogham. When Amhancholl appears, it’s usually an indicator that cleansing and purification is necessary or has taken place.

From a purely medicinal standpoint, Witch Hazel has long been used as a cleanser and astringent. Native American tribes turned it into a poultice which was used to treat swelling and tumors. Amongst the early settlers, midwives arriving in the New World found that it could be used to prevent sepsis following childbirth or an abortion. Today, it’s still in use as a treatment for skin inflammations, such as insect bites, mild burns, and even hemorrhoids.

Amhancholl Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it means it’s time for a cleansing. Sometimes this is a physical cleansing of our Self, but often it applies to emotional clutter and baggage. Smudge your home, get rid of all the negative energies around you, and allow yourself to purify both your body and your mind.

Magical Aspects: This is a good indicator that you need to do a re-evaluation of your spiritual life. Are you studying things that no longer interest you? Are you hanging on to books or other magical items that you know you’ll never need–or worse, that you really dislike? If you’re feeling stagnant, or that you’re drifting a bit on a spiritual level, when this symbol appears it probably means you need to rethink your priorities. What are your spiritual goals? Do a cleansing ritual, and help yourself begin anew.

I Ching

Click here for more detailed information about Hexagram 52 from iching.online

Hexagram Fifty- Two/52

Kên / The Mountain

Above this Mountain’s summit another more majestic rises:
The Superior Person is mindful to keep his thoughts in the here and now.

Stilling the sensations of the Ego, he roams his courtyard without moving a muscle, unencumbered by the fears and desires of his fellows.
This is no mistake.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

There is a higher vantage point available to you, but it is obscured by the visible peak of personal ambition.
To climb to this higher plane, you must shake off the desires and fears of the conscious, visible world around you.
To make this journey you must quiet the Ego, empty your mind of past and future, and dwell totally in the moment at hand.
Thorough mindfulness of what is before you is the only tranquility.
Be. Here. Now.

Numerology

Angel Number

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Tuesday – Printable

Tuesday (Tiw’s-day)

Planet: Mars

Colors: Red and Autumn Shades

Crystals: Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, Flint, Rhodonite, Iron and Steel

Aroma: Basil, Ginger, Black Pepper, Mars Oil, Dragon’s blood and patchouli

Herb: Basil

The day of Mars. This day could only ever symbolize the sheer power of the god of war! The ideal spells to be cast on this day are that of force, power war and protection.

Dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, and Tyr.

Magical aspects: controlled power, energy, and endurance, passion, sex, courage, aggression, and protection.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving courage, physical strength, revenge, military honors, surgery, the breaking of negative spells, dynamic energy, matrimony, war, enemies, prison, hunting, politics, contests, protection, victory, and athletics.