A Little Humor for Your Day: Phrases You Wish You Could Say At Work c. 2019

Phrases You Wish You Could Say At Work


  1. If you got payed a nickel for every stupid idea you had, you’d be a millionare.
  2. Just when I thought you couldn’t say anything dumber, you keep talking!
  3. If I throw a stick, will you leave?
  4. It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy.
  5. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.
  6. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
  7. And your crybaby whiny-butt opinion would be…?
  8. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.
  9. At least I have a positive attitude about my destructive habits.
  10. Can I trade this job for what’s behind door #1?
  11. Chaos, panic, and disorder: my work here is done.
  12. Do I look like a people person?
  13. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.
  14. How about never? Is never good for you?
  15. How do I set a laser printer to stun?

 

–Turok’s Cabana

Spell for Today – Magickal Goody of the Day – Make Your Own Psychic Visions Oil c.2016

Magickal Goody of the Day

 

Psychic Visions Oil

4 tsp Lemon Grass Oil

2 tsp Bay Leaf Oil

1 tsp Nutmeg Oil

3 tsp Hazelnut Oil (or other carrier oil of your choice)

Unlike the Divination Oil, this Psychic Visions Oil is specifically created to help extend psychic visions to those who are not particularly prone to them. When the forehead is anointed with this mixture, it can cause the user’s psychic awareness to expand, which will manifest itself in dreams.

 

—Sandra Willis, Essential Oils for Witchcraft, Magic and Spells 

Friday Correspondence Page for Your BOS c. 2016

February 3 Divination Journal – by Lady Abyss

Today’s Divination Journal takes parts from divination posts done by Lady of the Abyss spanning a few different years. The year they were first posted and any notes by Lady Beltane will be in { } next to the type of reading it is. With doing this tribute to Lady Abyss some of the regular divination topics will be missing because Lady A did not post all the topics I do daily and she posted some that I do not but might consider adding. This post is copied and pasted as it was when she posted it.

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today c. 2015

The Star



The Star represents a strong connection to the Cosmos, an open gateway to understanding “the big picture.” It is an optimistic card that promises peace, harmony, and hope realized. For the full power of the forces behind The Star to be realized one must have faith and accept that in cosmic terms all things balance out; that disturbances are sometimes necessary to ensure overall harmony. The reward for such faith is vision on a Cosmic scale, and sense of well-being that may well radiate to those around you through your warm, untroubled heart.

Your Daily Rune c. 2017

 

Fehu

“Fay-Who” – Literally: “Cattle” – Esoteric: Mobile Property, New Beginnings, Wealth

Key Concepts: Wealth, money, food, sustenance, Hamingja, luck, personal power, circulation of power, financial strength, prosperity

Psi: Beginner’s Mind, presence, freedom, first impressions, young love

Energy: mobility, luck, charisma, dynamic power, liquid and mobile transferable energies, abundance, circulation, ‘mana’, sexual attraction

Mundane: money, recent purchases, reputation, freshness, fashionability

Divinations: New beginnings, social success, foresight, energy, travel, money, control; or greed, failure, atrophy, poverty, endings.

Governs:

  • Delegating your energy to another, power transference or projection; the sending rune
  • Drawing gravity into the personal sphere
  • Promotion of personal and social evolution, changing circumstances of importance
  • Increase in personal monetary wealth
  • Beginner’s mind and presence as a tool for consciously creating a fresh start

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The Daily Witches Rune  is The Crossed Spears c. 2017

The Crossed Spears

Meaning: The presence of the spear signifies arguments, negative events, and all manner of strife of an upsetting nature. However similar to the ‘Tower’ tarot card if next to a positive rune it could mean the end of an argument or quarrel. If with the rings it means the healing or renewal of a relationship. If there are military connections it could mean promotion. If illness is within the equation it means a speedy and successful recovery.

What Does The Number 8 Mean? c. 2011

  • Eight (八; accounting 捌; pinyin ) is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word meaning to generate wealth (發(T) 发(S); Pinyin: ). Property with the number 8 may be valued greatly by Chinese. For example, a Hong Kong number plate with the number 8 was sold for $640,000. The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing started at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 pm (local time) on 8 August 2008.
  • Eight (八, hachi, ya) is also considered a lucky number in Japanese culture, but the reason is different from that in Chinese culture. Eight gives an idea of growing prosperous, because the letter (八) broadens gradually.
  • The Japanese thought eight (や, ya) as a holy number in the ancient times. The reason is less well understood, but it is thought that it is related to the fact they used eight to express large numbers vaguely such as manyfold (やえはたえ, Yae Hatae) (literally, eightfold and twentyfold), many clouds (やくも, Yakumo) (literally, eight clouds), millions and millions of Gods (やおよろずのかみ, Yaoyorozu no Kami) (literally, eight millions of Gods), etc. It is also guessed that the ancient Japanese gave importance to pairs, so some researchers guess twice as four (よ, yo), which is also guessed to be a holy number in those times because it indicates the world (north, south, east, and west) might be considered a very holy number.
  • In numerology, 8 is the number of building, and in some theories, also the number of destruction.

Your Animal Spirit for Today

“Blessed Are The Witches”

 

February 3, 2023 Birthday Horoscope

May the next year of your life be more positive than the past year! 

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org 

FEBRUARY 3 birthday horoscope predicts that you have a way of seeing beyond the immediate issues at hand. The February 3 zodiac sign is Aquarius. You are busy but take time to smell the roses. You love to enjoy life to the fullest.

February 3 birthday personality are artistic, down to earth and fascinating. You can be unconventional yet may have traditional values. You put in the groundwork; now it is time for the hard work to pay off.

 

February 3 birthday personality are sensible and not complicated. You have a focused Aquarian personality. Your thoughts lie on a much higher plane. Smart and artistic, Aquarius, you would rather be judged for their abilities than exterior qualities.

Aquarius zodiac sign is naturally straightforward, but they find it hard to control their emotions at times. If today is your birthday, then you are also very volatile. The future of person who born on 3 February will be a mind-blowing one.

Aquarius, you find difficulty in dealing with other people’s emotions. Your friends think that you are hard or cold when you choose not to chat about their problems. Nevertheless, your friends and family are supportive and devoted to you.

Those with February 3 birthday are devoted family members. You often have close kinships. When in the right relationship, you make for incredibly loyal partners. Aquarian extroverts do not like to share their feelings although you have a trusting nature. When it comes to the romantic partner, you could open up and express yourself.

If you have ever been in love, you were so close to knowing what an addiction feels like. The same process that takes place with an addiction takes place when Aquarians fall in love. The Aquarius lover is full of surprises.

Marriage is one of the most critical experiences in an Aquarians’ life, but it can get complicated. Depending on some couples’ decision of whether or not to have a prenuptial agreement, this could take away the charm of this breathtaking proposal. Aquarians with February 3 birthday familiarize themselves with some of the laws surrounding marriage before getting hitched.

February 3 horoscope suggests, even with your desire to settle down, you still have bouts of freedom. You simply will not be happy if this is compromised. No matter how much you love someone, people born on February 3rd are not going to change your mind. This way of thinking will more than likely be the cause of a failing love affair or marriage.

According to the February 3 astrology predictions, you tend to accumulate friends like you would material possessions. The drawback to this is that you cannot give your attention to each. You subconsciously or consciously maintain a safe emotional distance this way.

Aquarius, your inclination to foster friendships causes people to think that you are an opportunist! Just know there is nothing wrong with trying to come up in the world. We all should do better. Aquarians are clear-minded individuals when it comes to knowing what they want in a mate.

People with Aquarius zodiac birthdays are determined to find a career that will give them authority. February 3 birthday individuals are determined and enjoy careers that allow them to exercise power positively. You have a strong sense of charity and feel inclined to take care of those that are not as privileged as you are.

Your expertise in organization and your ability to balance things, make you a good candidate to form groups to help your community. When you involve yourself in a project, you give it your all.

You look good! All the efforts you put into being fit have paid off. Aquarius birthday analysis for February 3 shows that you eat right and moderately enjoy the occasional cocktail. You have the creative ability to make eating right, taste good! You love good food.

You have a predisposition for fitness. However fit, you need to take care and guard against things that affect the nervous system. You, who are born on this day, have an idea for nature. You love being a part of it. Next time you walk past it, go ahead and smell the flower.

February 3 birthday horoscope shows you are fast learners. Aquarius, you are a detailed person. You are independent and friendly by default.

Born on this date, you could very quickly become a social worker or work in human services. You are logical and at the same time, can be rebellious. Take care of your health although you stay fit.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 3

This Day That Year – February 3 In History

1451 – The throne of the Ottoman Empire is inherited by Sultan Mehmed II
1509 – Portugal vs. Ottoman Empire, the battle takes place in Diu, India
1870 – Black suffrage is passed as the 15th Amendment
1943 – After giving their life jackets to others, four chaplains drown

February 3 Kumbha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 3 Chinese Zodiac TIGER

February 3 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Uranus that symbolizes unpredictable radical changes and innovations that can influence a whole generation.

February 3 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol Of The Aquarius Sun Sign

February 3 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Empress. This card symbolizes making decisions and getting more creative. The Minor Arcana cards are Six of Swords and Knight of Swords.

February 3 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Aquarius: This is an excellent and consistent relationship.

You are not compatible with people born under ScorpioThis is a selfish match that might lead to tears.

See Also:

February 3 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands for positivity, optimism, and happiness.
Number 5 – This is a loving freedom number that symbolizes intelligence, flexible and creativity.

Lucky Colors For February 3 Birthdays

Violet: This color symbolizes love, loyalty, and good virtue.
Purple: This color symbolizes ambition, stability and wealth.

Lucky Days For February 3 Birthday

Saturday – This day for the planet Saturn stands for production, completion and challenging circumstances.
Thursday – This day of planet Jupiter stands for excellent communication, optimism, and progress.

February 3 Birthstone

Amethyst is a magical gemstone that removes fear from your mind and makes you more intuitive.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On February 3

An exciting novel for the man and an amethyst bracelet for the woman. The February 3 birthday personality craves for drama in life.

February 3, 2023 Daily Horoscopes

Moon Alert

Until 10 PM PST tonight, there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Around this time (yesterday, today or tomorrow), you might have an argument with a friend or a member of a group. You might even separate from this friend or group because you are undergoing disruptions dealing with others. Someone’s behaviour might have created an upsetting situation for everyone.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a poor time to challenge parents, bosses, teachers and the police because you will be at loggerheads with them. It’s actually a classic time for breakdowns in relationships. Perhaps you want to rebel against the restrictions that others are placing on you? Or maybe they think you are unreasonable? It’s tough.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Sudden travel changes are likely for you at this time. This could indicate cancellations and delays, or a sudden demand that you travel. (Could go either way.) For others, arguments about politics, religion or racial issues might erupt. Sudden changes with the law, medicine and publishing are also likely.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Keep an eye on your money, mortgage arrangements or anything to do with your debt because something unusual might suddenly impact these areas. A financial agreement about an inheritance or shared property might suddenly break down. Stay on top of what’s happening (especially if posse is after you).

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a disruptive time for your sign. Sudden arguments with partners and close friends might create problems for you. You might have to deal with an unexpected separation from someone. This is a hard time for people to compromise because they value their power and freedom.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Unexpected problems connected with your job might arise now. They could relate to your boss, a technical problem or a coworker. A sudden argument might prompt you to quit. Meanwhile, take care of your health because this is an accident-prone time for many.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a rocky time for romance. Many relationships might end. Sports accidents, sudden changes in social plans, and definitely accidents with your kids are highly likely. Therefore, parents must be extra vigilant. Know where your kids are. Be mindful of toddlers. No slip ups.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your home routine or your family dynamic is likely to experience interruptions and unexpected events. Home accidents, family arguments and a breakdown of equipment or appliances is likely. Stay calm and cope with skillful means. Work with what you’ve got.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Pay attention to everything you say and do because this is an accident-prone time for you. Short trips might be cancelled. (Alternatively, you might suddenly be forced to take a short trip.) Arguments with neighbours, siblings and relatives might erupt. Be mindful and patient.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Keep an eye on your money, cash flow and possessions because something unexpected might catch you off guard. You might find money; you might lose money. Harm or loss might come to something you own. Therefore, be vigilant and on guard.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a challenging time for you. It’s an accident-prone time. Your everyday routine will also be changed. You might feel rebellious against restrictions from others. You might break up from a relationship. Something unexpected might create a situation that you suddenly have to deal with.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You feel very restless at this time. You need fresh air! You need the freedom to do what you want to do and to be able to express yourself. This is why you might have an argument with someone. Caution against doing something rash that you might later regret. Expect to have difficulty with authority figures.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Nathan Lane (1956) shares your birthday today. You are intelligent, compassionate and resilient. You know what to say. By nature, you are optimistic and always busy. This is a good year to rekindle old friendships. You will have a stronger zest for life and a desire to socialize and enjoy yourself. Enjoy increased popularity!

February 3, 2023 Moon Goddess Current Phase

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. Visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the February 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on February 3 has an illumination of 95%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On February 3 the Moon is 12.74 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 95%
Moon Age: 12.74 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 404,917.11 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,461,890.95 km

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Useful Moon Resources

February 3, 2023 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date 

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

February 03, 2023
11:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Aquarius 51
Moon:25 Cancer 09
Mercury:20 Capricorn 19
Venus:09 Pisces 46
Mars:10 Gemini 57
Jupiter:06 Aries 37
Saturn:26 Aquarius 12
Uranus:15 Taurus 00
Neptune:23 Pisces 41
Pluto:28 Capricorn 46

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 24 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 57

Chiron:12 Aries 44
Ceres:06 Libra 58 Rx
Pallas:11 Cancer 19 Rx
Juno:10 Aries 37
Vesta:28 Pisces 09

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

February 03, 2023
09:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Aquarius 46
Moon:24 Cancer 10
Mercury:20 Capricorn 13
Venus:09 Pisces 40
Mars:10 Gemini 56
Jupiter:06 Aries 36
Saturn:26 Aquarius 12
Uranus:15 Taurus 00
Neptune:23 Pisces 41
Pluto:28 Capricorn 45

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 13 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 25 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 57

Chiron:12 Aries 44
Ceres:06 Libra 58 Rx
Pallas:11 Cancer 20 Rx
Juno:10 Aries 34
Vesta:28 Pisces 07

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

3 February 2023
02:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Aquarius 28
Moon:20 Cancer 42
Mercury:19 Capricorn 53
Venus:09 Pisces 18
Mars:10 Gemini 51
Jupiter:06 Aries 33
Saturn:26 Aquarius 10
Uranus:15 Taurus 00
Neptune:23 Pisces 41
Pluto:28 Capricorn 45

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 17 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 26 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 55

Chiron:12 Aries 44
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 23 Rx
Juno:10 Aries 25
Vesta:27 Pisces 59

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

3 February 2023 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date 

Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

03 February 2023
06:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Aquarius 38
Moon:22 Cancer 41
Mercury:20 Capricorn 05
Venus:09 Pisces 30
Mars:10 Gemini 54
Jupiter:06 Aries 35
Saturn:26 Aquarius 11
Uranus:15 Taurus 00
Neptune:23 Pisces 41
Pluto:28 Capricorn 45

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 14 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 25 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 56

Chiron:12 Aries 44
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 21 Rx
Juno:10 Aries 30
Vesta:28 Pisces 04

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Southern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

3 February 2023
01:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Aquarius 25
Moon:20 Cancer 13
Mercury:19 Capricorn 50
Venus:09 Pisces 15
Mars:10 Gemini 51
Jupiter:06 Aries 32
Saturn:26 Aquarius 09
Uranus:15 Taurus 00
Neptune:23 Pisces 41
Pluto:28 Capricorn 45

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 17 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 26 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 55

Chiron:12 Aries 44
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 23 Rx
Juno:10 Aries 24
Vesta:27 Pisces 58

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

3 February 2023
04:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Aquarius 02
Moon:15 Cancer 46
Mercury:19 Capricorn 24
Venus:08 Pisces 47
Mars:10 Gemini 46
Jupiter:06 Aries 28
Saturn:26 Aquarius 07
Uranus:15 Taurus 00
Neptune:23 Pisces 40
Pluto:28 Capricorn 44

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 22 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 27 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 52

Chiron:12 Aries 43
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 26 Rx
Juno:10 Aries 12
Vesta:27 Pisces 48

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Wishing You and Yours A Very Blessed & Beautiful Friday Morning! May The Goddess Fill Your Life With Her Blessings Today! c. 2019

 

We Are Witches All

We sing and dance and hold our rites,
We live and love together.
We go sky-clad or wear our outer robes
If it is chilling weather.
About the altar we do dance;
We praise The Gods
We love and ever do, we give
Our thanks to the sun.
And moon above, We are The Craft;
Love The Craft; We are Witches All.
Join us.. In Our Circle For We Are Witches All.
Walk into our Circle and feel the love Bound,
And Meet The Lord and Lady who guide us in our Rounds;
” An’ Harm None, Do What Thou Wilt.”
It is The Wiccan Rede.
We fear no foe for love we show,
In thought and also Deed.
Our words of thanks, our songs of praise,
We offer them in pray’r.
We sing their praise, we ask their help;
We know that they are there.

From Pagan Library

Dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may the Great Mother and Great Father, Lord and Lady, bless you and your family with all things positive! – Lady Beltane

Seasons of the Witch! Ancient Holidays (and some not so ancient!) c.2011

 Seasons of the Witch!   Ancient Holidays (and some not so ancient!)   

Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)  

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Coronado Day (US Southwest)
Dance of the Secret Places – Fairy
International Clam Chowder Festival
National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
National Day – Kuwait
National Don’t Utter a Word Day
Norriture Rituelle des sources têt d’ l’eau – Haiti
Norriture Rituelle des sources têt d’ l’eau – Voudon
Nut’s Day – Ancient Egypt
Pistol Patent Day (Samuel Colt)
Quiet Day
Revolution Day – Suriname
Special Holiday Choiseul Province – Solomon Islands
St. Ethelbert’s Day
St. Tarasius’ Day
St. Walburga’s Day (patron of crops; against coughs, frenzy, plague)
Suriname Revolution Day
Time of the Old Woman begins (until 4 March)

 TIME OF THE OLD WOMEN, lasting up to March 4th, & considered dangerous, especially due to the weather. The Koran says the world will end during this time.

Filling the Granary – On the 25th day of the first lunar month, Chinese grain and rice-merchants make sacrifices to the Granary God (Cangshen). In earlier times, this was the day when everyone feasted on mutton, pork and beef. Blackburn, Bonnie and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford University Press 1999

St Walburga – This sixth century Anglo-Saxon nun, who became the abbess of the double monastery of Heidenheim in Germany, was also known as a grain protectress. She was depicted holding a sheaf of wheat and was considered a matron of good crops, farmers and pregnant women.

Apparently sheaves of grain dressed like a woman were called Walburga. A legend tells how she disguised herself in a sheaf of grain while fleeing from a pursuer. Her other feast day is Walpurgishnacht (Apr 30), the date her relics were translated, a Christian date superimposed over an old Germanic spring revel, honoring a fertility goddess.Berger, Pamela, The Goddess Obscured, Beacon Press 1985

Day of Frau Holle -A day held sacred by Odinists honoring the industrious nature of women and the rewards they reap for faithlessly helping their folk…often times Gods and Goddesses in peasants clothing. To quote the Havamal “Never mock a wandering man or a guest” Ruthee C Fenian Moon Productions 2002

 

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Seasons of the Witch!   Ancient Holidays (and some not so ancient!)       

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences Magickal Woods and Their Uses c. 2011

Magickal Woods and Their Uses

Apple: Love, healing, immortality

Apricot: Love

Ash: Protection prosperity, health, the sea.

Bamboo: Protection, luck, hex-breaking

Birch: Protection, banishing, purification

Cherry: Love, divination

Chestnut: Love, strength, money, healing

Cypress: Longevity, healing, comfort, protection

Dogwood: Wishes, protection

Elder: Banishing, protection, healing, wards off attackers, prosperity, sleep

Note: Some Wiccan traditions believe that the elder is sacred to the Goddess and therefore should not be cut or used; however, the leaves and berries are used in spells.

Elm: Love

Fig: Divination, fertility, love

Hawthorn: Fertility, happiness

Hazel: Luck, protection, wishes, anti-lightning

Hickory: Longevity, legal matters

Holly: Protection, luck dream magick

Juniper: Protection, love banishing, health, anti-theft

Magnolia: Fidelity, enjoyment, riches

Maple: Love, money, longevity

Mesquite: Healing

Mimosa: Protection, love, dreams, prophecy, purification

Mulberry: Protection, magickal focus, strength

Oak: All-purpose

Orange: Love, money, luck, divination

Peach: Love, fertility, wishes, banishment, longevity

Pear: Love

Pine: Healing, protection, banishment, money, anti-hunger

Plum: Healing

Poplar: Money, success, personal riches

Rowan: All-purpose

Walnut: Health, mental powers, wishes

Willow: Divination, love, protection, healing.

A Little Humor for Your Day – You Finally Know You are a Witch When… c. 2016

You Finally Know You are a Witch When…

© 1998 Connie Gilbert

1. Your BOS has spots on the pages from spilled brews.

2. When cleaning house you have to specify. “Where is the broom? No, not the broom, where is the one to clean the floor with?”

3. Candle wax has dripped on your keyboard.

4. There are more jars of strange smelling plants in your cupboards than there are cereal boxes.

5. Friends know they can always give you candles and incense as a gift.

6. When watching old re-runs of Bewitched, you find you side with Samantha’s mother Endora.

7. When traveling, stranger and stranger strangers tell you their problems.

8. You find yourself making corn dollies in the checkout line at the grocery store (well, I thought about it).

9. You ask for Halloween off, because it’s a religious holiday.

10. You start answering the phone with “Merry Meet”.

 

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The Cauldron

(A Thought for Today) Good Thursday Morning to All Our Dear Brothers & Sisters of the WOTC! c. 2019

Dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may the Great Mother and Great Father, Lord and Lady, bless you and your family with all things positive! – Lady Beltane

Spell for Today – A Spell To See Spirits c. 2014

A Spell to See Spirits

To see spirits, old European grimoires recommend mixing together aloe, pepper,
musk, vervain and saffron, and burning this in a cemetery.
We can adapt this for other locations (like those in which the spirit lived) by
adding a bit of sweetgrass or tobacco to a specially prepared incense.
Create the incense on the anniversary of the death of the individual you wish to
contact.
This is then burned at 11 am, in the safety of a majick circle that also holds
symbolic items to connect you to the entity.
An incantation to encourage the spirit’s presence is:

“Guardians of the Spirit realm,
hear and guide my plea.
When the witching hour rings true,
bring my relationship, name of person to me.
Other souls who hear my call,
are not welcome in this place.
Only the one known as name of person may enter sacred space.”

Repeat the request three times, twenty minutes apart, then wait quietly for
indications of a presence.
Signs include the scent of flowers, or favored cologne, a cool wind, movement of
curtains, and candles going out or twitching erratically.
Once you feel sure the spirit is with you, do not make it tarry overly long.
Take care of your business, say farewell, and thank the guardians for their
assistance before closing the circle.

A Word of Caution:
Spiritual entities should not be banished or called for amusement.
It is best to contact a knowledgeable, experienced psychic for advice or
assistance before undertaking any spells of this type.
It is used for communication, and understanding the purpose of spirits.
The best times are in-between times, such as noon, midnight, dusk and dawn.
Halloween. Seasons of late fall and winter.
When the Moon is in Libra. Eclipses. Wednesday.

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