A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be filled with all things positive!

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A Thought for Today

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Spell for Today

Thursdays are good days for travel and change. It’s the perfect day to re-arrange the furniture of your house and gain a new perspective on something. Even if you are not able to do any traveling on this day, you can still use Thursdays to do spells for travel. You can even do spells for positive change, and re-arrangement of your life. It’s a good idea to exercise on this day, as well. That way, your body can be in-shape by the time Friday comes

 

Positive Change Spells – Write Change Spells

Things you will need:
1 sheet of paper
1 pen or pencil
1 green candle
1 lighter or match
Light the green candle and think about how you want your life to change. When you are ready, draw a cross symbol on the sheet of paper with the pen or pencil. Label each corner of the cross with the first letter of the four directions on Earth. For example: “N” for North and “E” for East. Above the cross, write the word, “CHANGE.” Now, take your pen or pencil and place it in the center of the cross. Draw a swirl, counter-clockwise, three times. Then, take the pen back to the center of the cross and draw, clockwise, three times. Now, blow out the candle. After doing that fold the paper up and safely burn it or toss it in a body of water. After a few days, you should feel the changes you wanted to start happening.

 

Re-arrange Spells – Bouquet Re-arrange Spell

3 different kinds of flowers
1 vase
Get three different kinds of flowers and place them in a vase. Take a deep look at them and, then, step back for a few minutes. Walk back up to the flowers and re-arrange them. Then, say this chant three times:

 

“Flowers to move.
Life to re-arrange.
I need things to be different.
I need things to change.
What was over here,
Now, is over there.
What I need to spin around,
Soon, will have new flare.”

 

After about a week or so, you will notice a good deal of the re-arrangement you wanted.

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

Let’s Talk Witch – 13 Meditations for a Short Attention Span

Ultimately, meditation has only one rule: you must turn communication within yourself. For most people, this means not communicating with others during meditative time. Even if you can only cut off the world for fifteen seconds, do it— outside input is NOT meditation. While the meditation may come in stolen moments, it is a cumulative skill, and even those tiny meditations make you better at it.

There are, ultimately, many reasons why traditional deep meditation might not work. People with jobs and families just don’t have much time to meditate. Others suffer from ADHD or other neurological dysfunctions, and between corporate life and traditional schooling, it’s very easy to fall into the trap of the “more, better, faster” mentality.

For people in these situations who want to use meditation to break out of them, small present-moment techniques work best. You may not be able to step entirely out of the flow of life, but you can take a single moment and make it yours. A moment as tiny as pushing the off button on your computer monitor to savor a sip of coffee can count as an act of meditation.

The following thirteen techniques are indeed meditation methods; each one can, with practice, train your brain to reach a meditative state. For beginners, it’s more important that you know how to get to that state than it is that you stay in it for any particular amount of time.

Count to two, and repeat. Seriously, that’s it. You don’t need to count slowly. Count at the natural speed of your own mind. Do so without timing it to your breath for as long as you can stand it. It’s about directing your attention and giving your mind something to do at a time when it might fight you with excessive boredom or stress signals. You may also try counting to 100 at any natural speed. This is a popular and effective technique in anger management, too.

Find your achy body parts and breathe into them. Identify an area that has tension and picture every breath you inhale entering through your pores where the ache is, and each exhalation as the pain leaving. If your attention shifts, move on to a different spot on your body, or stop— you’ve worked your attention as far as it can go for the time being.

Pick an image and see how long you can hold it in your mind. For example, you could choose a tarot card and continue to picture it as you go about other business. At the end of the day, you can stop to evaluate what you learned. You may receive insights into the card, object, or person that you can write about.

Walk. The simple act of walking alone is a type of meditation. You are not communicating with others, but you are paying attention to the world around you. To advance the walking meditation, walk and count. You can count the steps to a tree ahead of you on the path. Count how many steps to your car from your doorway. Count how many steps to the coffee maker from your desk. It keeps you focused entirely on what you are doing— and that is in itself a meditative state.

Stack or line up some items, and then deliberately scatter them. The act of clearing space and positioning items like pencils, paperclips, or shoes, is actually a meditative practice. You can find yourself engaged with making things line up just right, and just as Buddhist monks scatter their sand mandalas when finished, you scatter your tidy stacks in an exercise of nonattachment/ enjoying mild chaos. You will still need to sweep up. Playful meditation has as much value as serious meditation— perhaps even more, as it can stimulate creativity in ways that gigantic revelations rarely can.

Close your eyes and listen to all ambient noise. Meditation does not require you to ignore everyone and everything around you— it requires you to focus your attention on specific things without engaging with them. Rather than trying to shut out the noises of traffic, chatty neighbors, or the children, close your eyes and simply listen as though they are static or other low-meaning noise.

Name objects in front of you. You can do this anywhere— at work, during a long car ride, even at home. Look at one object, and say its name to yourself: “book,” “wall art,” “carpet,” and so on. Simply name every item immediately before you.

Keep a small bottle of a favorite fragrance on hand. Sniff every so often— this alters your mood, and brings your attention fully to one thing in your environment. Clary sage and lemongrass are both wonderful fragrances for meditative clarity.

Use your sense of touch. Comparing the textures of your clothing can give you a brief meditative timeout. Run your hands over your legs and over your abdomen. Notice the differences in how the fabric of different pieces of clothing feels.

Try stretching your hands. Touch each one of your fingers to the thumb on the same hand. Press down with each connection. In some cases, it may take some practice stretching your fingers.

Visualize as many colors as you can in one sitting. This pulls together the right and left hemispheres of your brain and is a key skill for most chakra work. Notice which colors you dwell on, and which you have trouble picturing.

Tell yourself a story. If you are alone, speak that story aloud. It can be about something as simple as a chicken crossing the road, or involve monks and dragons. The point is to engage yourself on your own power, not with the input of a book or television. Do not write these stories down— they are for you in your moment. They need not be long— two or three sentences, maybe even just one sentence.

Practice the slow version of what dancers call spotting. Turn your head and focus on one point of the wall. Stay there for two to three seconds, then look up and focus on the ceiling for two to three seconds. Then focus on another spot on the wall, then the carpet, etc. This is all about directing attention and only takes seconds to practice.

Source:
13 Meditations for a Short Attention Span
Author: Diana Rajchel
Llewellyn’s 2014 Magical Almanac: Practical Magic for Everyday Living

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be filled with all things positive!

June New Moon 2022 Insider – Anne Ribley

New creation timelines are being called forth. Super-charge intentions with a New Moon Ritual.
Currently, a powerful cycle of growth forward is forging a new future. The 7 easy steps to spiritual practice of the Manifesting New Moon Ritual can create the clarity connection to manifest your clear intentions and hold space for the world needs from each of us at this time.
Put pen to paper, antenna to God/Source,/Creation. Set the intentions with your “write it right” list/letter. Allow yourself to name it and claim it. Open yourself to the support ready to step forth in ways beyond what is known at this time.
June Manifesting New Moon Focus:
1. SETTING NEW CREATIONS INTO LIFE
Powerful new creational energy is being activated to catalyze new creations, ways of being. What’s your energizing word that represents your focus and frequency for the new creations calling your life currently?
2. DEEPER DESIRE LINES
The power of the current time is causing a dropping into the deeper desire lines that have been rising to the surface. Listening in. Leaning in. Loving them to be heard, healed, and honored.
What are the deep desire lines in your life ready to be lifted to the surface for love and attention to come more online and alive?
3. GROW GRACEFUL GROUND…

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The June 2022 new moon will bring intense, overwhelming emotions

Let’s get emotional!

A new moon in Cancer will put you in your feels beginning June 28, 2022. New moons open a door to you that had been previously locked, encouraging you to venture forth into new territory.

New moons also offer new beginnings and a chance to look at things from a different perspective, depending on where they fall in the sky. Cancer is a Cardinal Water sign, which means that we are encouraged to assess our emotional stability and security, as well as the foundation our lives stand upon.

We can initiate new emotional journeys now as we also reflect on where we have been and how our ancestors led us to be where we now stand. New moons occur usually once a month and are always tied to fresh starts, new cycles and unique journeys. Depending on where they fall for your Rising and Sun signs, you’ll see an opportunity to seize the day and create actions that will ultimately culminate within the coming year ahead.

Read how your zodiac sign will be affected here and for more information on the new moon, check out the information after the horoscopes. Follow me for daily insight or read 2022 predictions for your zodiac sign or your 2022 love life and relationship horoscopes now!

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A Laugh for Today

You guys too!

We can all fly by the dark of the Moon and wonder at the stars and planet all around us in our vast universe. Just have to be careful of all the sky rise buildings or splat we will go.

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be filled with all things positive!

A Laugh for Today

Time to start the countdown for next weekend

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be filled with all things positive!

2,550 Submerged Wooden Objects Recovered From The Templo Mayor Of Tenochtitlan

Archaeologists have recovered as many as 2,550 wooden objects from the Templo Mayor in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan in Mexico City. The rescued objects have survived more than 500 years submerged in water, some completely flooded.

As explained on AncientPages.com earlierthe “most important sacred temple complex of the Aztecs – the Main Temple (in Spanish: Templo Mayor) was built in the center of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán.

According to Aztec chronicles, the first temple (later followed by its twin temple) was built after 1325 and enlarged several times over the course of the 14th and 15th centuries.

The twin temples were dedicated to the god of rain and fertility, Tlaloc (“the one who makes sprout“), and Huitzilopochtli, god of war and sun.

Aztec chronicles confirm that both gods were frequently appeased with human sacrifices and other public rituals that took place in the temple.”

Scientists report the extraordinary offerings found at the foot of the Great Temple of old Tenochtitlan include darts, dart throwers, pectorals, earrings, masks, ornaments, earmuffs, sceptres, jars, headdresses, a representation of a flower and another of bone, all found in the ritual deposits made by the priests to consecrate a building or make a request to the Aztec gods.

A high and constant level of humidity, little oxygen, and …

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Why Your Zodiac Sign is Probably Wrong

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Many of us have hunches about our zodiac sign. Remember Penny, from the Big Bang? First of all, I am a Saggitarius. Perhaps you’ve always had a feeling that people born under a certain animal are more likely to share your interests or personality. Or maybe you think that people who were born under the same astrological constellation as you have similar values, skills, and interests. However, the truth is, that our zodiac sign meaning might not be as reliable as we think it is. No matter how much we wish it wouldn’t be so, no single zodiac element can describe a person completely. Some of us may have traits that are common for those born in a particular sign (like being an early bird), others may only do things that their particular sign indicates (like being very good at music). But with all these inaccuracies aside, knowing what your zodiac sign is supposed to signify can still help you understand yourself better and discover your hidden talents.



What does everyone else think your Zodiac Sign Means?

Your zodiac sign is supposed to represent your intellectual and emotional make-up. It’s your primary personality type. There are 4 types of Zodiac: Fire, Water, Earth, and Wind. 

The first group of the zodiac (Sagittarius, Aries, Leo) is associated with the Fire element and is said to be quick-tempered and impatient. The second group (Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces) is associated with the Water element and takes things slowly. The Wind signs are Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. And the Earth signs are Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn The zodiac sign elements are a great way to help you find out what you’re like when it comes to key personality traits. But there are some misconceptions about what the signs stand for: 

  • People born under Aries are believed to be selfish and self-centered because they’re always taking care of their needs before others’. 
  • People born under Virgo are often thought of as perfectionists or hard workers because they’re always productive. 
  • And people who were born under Scorpio are often seen as dark souls because they have a tendency to feel emotions intensely. Сheck it out here.

Finding out what your true Zodiac Sign is

Whatever your zodiac sign, there is probably a lot more to you than meets the eye. If you want to get a better understanding of yourself, then it may help to know what your zodiac sign is saying about you. To find out what your zodiac sign says about you and what your other signs are saying, understand the meaning of each sign: 

Aries: The ram 

Taurus: The bull 

Gemini: The twins 

Cancer: The crab 

Leo: The lion 

Virgo: The virgin 

Libra: The scales 

Scorpio: The scorpion 

Sagittarius: The archer 

Capricorn: The goat 

Aquarius – The water-bearer

Pisces – The fish

Assigning New Signs to Old Zodiac Constellations

No matter how accurate you think your zodiac sign dates are, the one that describes you best might not be the one you originally had. Luckily, astrology has been around long enough for there to be a few other signs for old Zodiac constellations. For example, if your sign was Taurus and your constellation was Leo, then you could switch to Virgo. If it was Scorpio and your constellation was Sagittarius, then you could change to Pisces as well. Your new Zodiac constellation can be based on how you feel about life in general or how it relates to yourself specifically. If a certain constellation just doesn’t seem right for you anymore but feels like it fits someone else better, consider changing it up! 

 

HOWEVER: Changing your zodiac sign does not mean that all of your old traits will disappear. You’ll continue to have those same characteristics regardless of which zodiac sign you choose – they’re just labeled differently now.

Who Is Your Real-Life Zodiac Sign?

Just because your sign is on the list, doesn’t mean that you are 100% like that person. It just means that you have a good idea of what type of personality traits and behaviors are common for people of that zodiac sign compatibility. For example, if you’re an Aries, chances are there’s something about you that has Aries written all over it. Your zodiac sign can also provide some insight into your career path. If you know what your zodiac sign says about your personality and interests, you might be able to identify where your passions lie. Additionally, knowing your zodiac sign can help you understand how other people see and relate to you as well as give a better perspective on how you should conduct yourself in different situations.

Other Things You Should Know About Your Zodiac Sign

Zodiac signs you’re born under are usually considered to represent your personality. However, this isn’t always the case. For example, Gemini, which is associated with air and communication, doesn’t really mean anything about the personalities of those who are born under that zodiac sign. Another common misconception is that people born under the same zodiac sign have similar interests and values. This isn’t always true as well. Another thing worth noting is that every person is different and has their own unique traits regardless of the zodiac sign colors they prefer. Finally, personality changes throughout a person’s life with age, so don’t be too quick to pin your personality on your zodiac sign.

How Can You Use This Information?

Knowing your zodiac sign can help you understand yourself better and discover your hidden talents. If you’re not sure what your zodiac sign is, but you think it might be one of these: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, or Scorpio. Try out some of these questions to learn more about yourself: Do you ever feel like you need to prove yourself? Do people often underestimate the intelligence of those born under this sign? What zodiac sign is the smartest? Are people born under this sign often called a know-it-all? Are people born under this sign often seen as being too honest at times? Can someone born under this sign keep their cool when they are angry?

Bottom Line

Knowing your zodiac sign can help you understand yourself better and discover your hidden talents. You might find that the things that are true for you in life are not the same things that are true for people born in other signs. The reality is, that no single zodiac element can describe a person completely so knowing what your zodiac sign is supposed to signify can still help you understand yourself better and discover your hidden talents.