The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, November 25th

LAND OF DRAGONS. . . .BY SJ

The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, November 25th

Wednesday (Mercury): The conscious mind, study, travel, divination, and wisdom.

St. Catherine of Alexandria’s Day

 

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full) is the ideal time for magic to draw things toward you.

Full Moon 5: 44 pm

The Full Moon is the time of greatest power.

Moon Sign: Taurus

Taurus: Things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. Brings out appreciation for beauty and sensory experience.

Moon enters Gemini 12: 15 pm

Gemini: Things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. Time for shortcuts, communication, games, and fun.

Incense: Honeysuckle

Color: White

 

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, November 18th

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, November 18th

Wednesday (Mercury): The conscious mind, study, travel, divination, and wisdom.

St. Plato’s Day

 

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full) is the ideal time for magic to draw things toward you.

Moon phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Aquarius

Aquarius: Rebellious energy. Time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedom and individuality is the focus.

Incense: Lilac

Color: Yellow

 

The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, November 11th

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, November 11th

Wednesday (Mercury): The conscious mind, study, travel, divination, and wisdom.

Veterans Day

 

Waning Moon

The Waning Moon (from the Full Moon to the New) is a time for study, meditation, and little magical work (except magic designed to banish harmful energies).

New Moon 12: 47 pm

Moon Sign: Scorpio

Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive.

Incense: Marjoram

Color: Topaz

 

A Little About November Birth Symbols

  • November Babies

    “No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace, As I have seen in one Autumnal face.” —John DonneZodiac: Scorpio until November 21 and Sagittarius from November 22

    Gemstone: Topaz, Citrine
    Meaning love and affection, the topaz comes in many colors: yellow, pink, purple, orange and a variety of blues. It is believed to bring the wearer strength and intellect. The citrine, known as a “healing quartz,” is this month’s other birthstone. It’s believed to bring vitality and health to the wearer, as well as hope, energy and warmth.

    Flower: Chrysanthemum
    A chrysanthemum’s meaning changes depending on its color: red means “I love you,” while white stand for innocence, purity and pure love.

    Tree: Walnut, Chestnut, Ash

    FROM: http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/photo-gallery/birth-signs-symbols#12

    November’s birth flower is the chrysanthemum. A red chrysanthemum means “I love you;” a white chrysanthemum means innocence, purity, and pure love; a yellow chrysanthemum means slighted love.

    FROM: http://www.almanac.com/content/birth-month-flowers-and-their-meanings#

    November Birthstone – Citrine

    The birthstone for November is the Citrine. The warm, fiery colors that exude from this precious stone are off the Van Gogh painting of the sunflowers. The name originates from the French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon. It has been found in the palest of yellows to a dark amber. The dark amber citrine, is referred to as Madeira, because of its resemblance to the wine.

    Since the beginning of time, man has dug within the earth to find useful tools for it’s survival. In these earlier times, there was a greater connection with the planet and its gifts and the cosmic world. With each advancement and achievement of the human species, we developed tools to dig deeper within the Earth’s crust. At one point we began to dig for treasures or sometimes they were come upon accidentally. With every unearthing of these treasures and gemstones, they were believed to emit a power to its discoverer. They were thought to offer healing and magical powers, strength or protection. Most of these treasures today represent the birthstones for each month of the year in the calendar we are familiar with today, the Gregorian or Western Calendar. As time went on, each stone was believed to represent a specific time or season of the year.

    Citrine is a form of quartz and the sister of Amethyst. It is worn to keep evil thoughts from one’s thinking and ward against venomous snakes. It is also a symbol of strength and hope. It is considered to having medicinal qualities used to remedy kidney and urinary complications. Throughout time it has been extensively utilized to improve the function of ones heart and digestive system. The citrine has the power to remove toxins form the body and treat muscular disorders. The vibrant color and “fire” of the citrine has always been symbolic of healing in general, as fire represents power and strength.

    Citrine is very scarce, which could be the reason that it is not mentioned until the first century B.C. The Romans were noted as the first to wear it, where they would fashion the stone into a style that is referred to, cabochon. For this style, the citrine first would be polished to a most brilliant shine and then the pieces of the unfaceted stone would be fashioned into their jewels. During the Romantic Period, artisans would utilize the warmth of the citrine to enhance the color gold jewelry.

    The alternate birthstone for the month of November is the Topaz.

    Here are some interesting facts for this gemstone:

    -In Sanskrit, Topaz also means fire

    -In the Middle Ages, it healed mental and physical disorders and warded against death

    -Romans used it to improve eyesight

    -The Greeks believed Topaz to contain the power to make one invisible and increase their strength.

    -The most famous of all Topaz is actually colorless, and originally thought to be a diamond. It measures in at 1,680 carats and is named the “Braganza Diamond” that is set in the Portuguese Crown Jewels

    Other Symbols of November:

    November Birth Flower:

    The Chrysanthemum. It is a symbol for compassion, secret love and friendship. In Asia, the chrysanthemum is recognized as one of the most honored of flowers. In Japan they are traditionally exchanged between friends, symbolizing an invaluable friendship, resembling the virtue shared between the pair.

    November Birth Tree:

    Chestnut Tree and the Ash Tree

    Famous People born in November:

    Bruce Lee- November 27, 1940

    Ryan Gosling- November 12, 1980

    David Schwimmer- November 2, 1966

    Richard Burton- November 10, 1925

    Charles Bronson- November 3, 1921

    Bo Derek- November 20, 1956

    Scarlett Johansson- November 22, 1984

    Rachel McAdams- November 17, 1978

    Neil Young- November 12, 1945

    Bjork- November 21, 1965

    – See more at: http://birthstonesbymonths.net/november-birthstone-citrine/#sthash.EqwECPFK.dpuf

The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, February 5th

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, February 5th

Wednesday (Mercury): The conscious mind, study, travel, divination and wisdom.

Festival de la Alcaldesa (Italian)

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Moon Phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Aries

Aries: Good for starting things, but lacks staying power. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive.

Moon enters Taurus 4:47 am

Taurus: Things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. Brings our appreciation for beauty and sensory experience.

Incense: Honeysuckle

Color: Topaz

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Daily Feng Shui News for Dec. 16th – ‘Blue Topaz’

One of the birthstones associated with the month of December is blue topaz, a stone that has long been linked with aiding physical health. It’s believed that wearing this stone will help to steady and regulate the action of the heart while also stabilizing the body’s glandular systems. It has even been known to help treat tonsillitis, whooping cough and mumps. Just remember that if you give this stone to someone and tell them to ‘wear it in good health,’ the odds are pretty high they will.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

ALL ABOUT YOUR BIRTHSTONE

ALL ABOUT YOUR BIRTHSTONE

January…. Garnet is known as the stone of health. Use this stone to ensure stability and encourage success.

February…. Amethyst is known as the happy stone. Wearing this stone will bring you peace and harmony.

March…. Aquamarine was originally given to sailors to ensure a safe voyage at sea. This stone brings courage to the wearer.

April…. The Diamond represents life, joy and innocence. Wearing this stone enhances confidence, trust, and love.

May…. Emerald is known as the nature stone. This stone brings serenity and peace of mind.

June…. The Pearl represents youth. Wear pearls for truth.

July…. The Ruby represents wealth. It is said the wearer of the ruby will never have to want for money & will always be content.

August…. Peridot is the stone of Understanding. This stone will help shed light on a situation. Wearing this stone will help keep you ‘right on track.

September…. Sapphire is the stone of purity. Wearing this stone will help balance the physical and emotional parts of your life.

October…. Tourmaline is the stone of Truth. Wear this stone to dispel fear and to enhance insights.

November…. Topaz is the stone of goodness & faith. This stone increases creativity and feelings of joy. To inspire bright ideas, wearing the Topaz would be perfect. 

December…. Turquoise is known as the “magical stone” for the stone changes color over a period of time. This stone brings hope and victory to the wearer.

The Powers of Stones

The Powers of Stones

For mental clarity: Amber, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone,
Silver Topaz, Smoky Quartz.

For productivity: Agate, Garnet, Opal, Rhodolite

Building self esteem: Aventurine, Carnelian, Diamond, Emerald,
Garnet, Spinel.

For feelings of happiness: Agate, Amethyst , Calcite, Diamond,
Jade.

For calmness and balance: Amethyst , Ametrine, Aquamarine,
Citrine , Coral, Diamond, Jade, Malachite, Pink Tourmaline, Tanzanite,
Zircon.

For feelings of strength and confidence: Agate, Amber, Aquamarine,
Carnelian, Diamond, Garnet, Iolite, Malachite, Onyx, Opal, Ruby, Sapphire,
Topaz (blue).

For wisdom: Coral, Jade, Pearl, Sodalite.

For luck: Alexandrite, Amber, Aventurine, Opal, Pearl, Turquoise.

For love and friendship: Alexandrite, Amber, Amethyst , Emerald, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Sapphire, Topaz

For wealth: Aventurine, Calcite, Emerald, Jade, Opal, Pearl, Peridot,
Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz, Tourmaline.

A Bit of November Lore

 

A Bit of November Lore

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, declared the last Thursday of November to be a National Day of Thanksgiving.

 

 

Who first come to this world below,

With drear November’s fog, and snow,

Should prize the Topaz’s amber hue,

Emblem of friends and lovers true.

 

 

Modern Birthstone:  Topaz or Citrine

Zodiac (Scorpio): Beryl

 

 

“The name ‘November’ is believed to derive from ‘novem’ which is the Latin for the number ‘nine’.  In the ancient Roman calendar November was the ninth month after March.  As part of the seasonal calendar November is the time of the ‘Snow Moon’ according to Pagan beliefs and the period described as the ‘Moon of the Falling Leaves’ 


by Black Elk.”

–   Mystical WWW

 

 

T   hanks for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
H  
for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.
A  
for autumn’s frosty art, and abundance in the heart.
N  
for neighbors, and November, nice things, new things to remember.
K  
for kitchen, kettles’ croon, kith and kin expected soon.
S  
for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that about.
That spells THANKS for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving.
 


–   Aileen Fisher, All in a Word

 

 

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Stones Associated With The Fifth Chakra

Fifth Chakra (throat area)

This chakra governs communication and mental creativity. When it is balanced we communicate easily and effectively with others in both written and verbal  form. This includes being able to constructively express anger and other emotions. When it is blocked communication is difficult to impossible, and these may  be the people who say, “I’m just not creative.

In my experience there can be more physical blockages associated with the fifth chakra than with any other. These can include excessive eating and  drinking (good ways to keep the throat busy while preventing communication), and a range of respiratory diseases. Teeth and gum disorders fall into this  category, as well.

Stones for the fifth chakra:

Angelite helps us to communicate with angels and other nonphysical beings, as well as aiding in long-distance communication. It also    helps to dissolve anger.
Aqua Aura teaches us self-expression through service to others.
Aquamarine helps us to express ourselves in a tranquil way.
Blue lace agate helps to ground our communications with a sense of what can be accomplished.
Blue Topaz Helps us to communicate fearlessly that which we know to be true, and also stimulates creativity.
Celestite helps to calm the over-active mind and teaches us how to be receptive
Chrysocolla helps one to have self-confidence in personal expression.
Larimar enables us to communicate with others that which we feel deeply in our hearts and souls.
Turquoise helps us to enroll others to help in the manifestation of our desires.