Spell Of The Day – Spring’s Practical Magic

Spell Of The Day – Spring’s Practical Magic

 
Stormy March heralds the cleansing winds of spring. Take time out now to clean out the dusty remnants of the winter and to refocus your energy and invite positive change. Become conscious of what you no longer need, and decide which aspects of your life need a brisk cleaning. As you discard items, ideas, attitudes, and other baggage by sweeping, raking, removing, or recycling, visualize the pieces of your life that need releasing. Bless them on their way as you clear away clutter. Making room for the new invites possibility into your life. Finally, gather seeds for the garden or patio pot and set them on your altar; infusing them with the spirit of your fresh goals and aspirations will help them sprout. Plant them during the waxing Moon. As you water, you’ll nurture the growth of your dreams along with the fledgling plant.
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By: Karri Allrich
, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

Goddess Of The Day: CHIHNU

Goddess Of The Day: CHIHNU

Phra Buddha Bat Fair (Thailand)

  

Themes: Arts; Creativity; Tradition; Excellence

Symbols: Woven Items; Thread or Yarn; Home Crafts; Lyres

 

About Chihnu: In China and surrounding regions, Chihnu’s name means “weaving woman.” According to myths, Chihnu’s talents in this art are so great that she can weave seamless garments for the gods. From her heavenly domain in the constellation Lyre, she acts like a refreshing spring wind to inspire excellence in our inherited arts and crafts.

 

To Do Today: This annual Thai festival features folk dancing and traditional handicrafts in honor of Buddha’s footprint, which is enshrined nearby. Generally, it is a time to rejoice in Thai tradition, so if you have a Thai restaurant in the neighborhood, by all means indulge yourself, saying a brief prayer of thanks to the provider of your feast-Chihnu.

 

To make a Chihnu-inspired creativity charm, take three strands of yellow thread or yarn (yellow is the color of inventiveness). Braid these together so that the strands cross four rimes, saying,

 

One, Chihnu’s power absorbs;

two, inside the magic’s stored;

three, the magic’s alive in me;

four, bear Chihnu’s creativity!

 

Carry this when you need more ingenious energy, or leave it near your artistic endeavors so they can absorb Chihnu’s compelling excellence.

 

Finally, wear woven or handmade items to honor Chihnu’s talents today.

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By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess”  (FMP) and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

Greetings on the 7th day of March with the theme of Balance.

Greetings on the 7th day of March with the theme of Balance. 

This is a Releasing/Cleansing Affirmation in the first week of the month. 

Make this a wonder-full day!

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I let Spirit (My Higher Self, God/dess, My Spirit Guides, The One, The Force,
Infinite Source) purify any remaining thoughts and feelings of struggle and
injustice.
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ABOUT TODAY’S AFFIRMATION
This affirmation is the last of the releasing ones with this theme, so we
give the remains of non-balance to Spirit for purification.  We select any
(or all!) designations of higher power.  We cannot have too much higher
power.  We give up (UP, UP, UP) struggle and belief in struggle.  We give
up (UP, UP, UP) injustice and belief in injustice.  We give up (UP, UP, UP)
disharmony and belief in disharmony.  We let Spirit purify us.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
While you are reading or saying today’s affirmation, you may want to let
your breathing follow the rhythm of the words: the in-breath brings in an
awareness of Spirit and the out-breath releases those remaining thoughts
and feelings of struggle and injustice, or anything else you associate with
the opposite of balance as you have defined it.  Let this affirmation empty
you out so that you can fill yourself with those things that you
desire.  Of course, if you WANT to hang on to struggle and injustice……
Know that it is your choice.

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Copyright Jeanie Marshall, Empowerment Consultant

Lunar Lore

Lunar Lore    

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 When Luna first her scattered fear recalls,
If with blunt horns she holds the dusky air,
Seamen and swains predict abundant showers.
            – Virgil, “Georgics.”
 …
 The moon had set. There was not any light,
  Save of the lonely legion’d watch-stars pale
In outer air, and what by fits made bright
  Hot oleanders in a rosy vale…
 – Bulwer Lytton, “A Night in Italy.”
Soon as the evening shades prevail,
 The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth,
 Repeats the story of her birth.
  – Addison, “Spectator”. No. 465. “Ode.” St. 2
The folk of that country begin all their things in the new moon,
and they worship much the moon and the sun and often-time kneel
against them.
 – “The Travels of Sir John Mandeville” (ca. 1500).
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Today Is: Moon Day

Today Is: Moon Day 

 
Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon – Rules emotions, protection, healing, and women’s mysteries – Use for magick involving the subconscious, healing, emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals, women’s mysteries, the female side of men, mothers, sisters, female partners, wives, instincts
Today’s Magickal Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Long Life, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft
Today’s Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaelach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
Incense: Myrtle
Perfumes: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Color of The Day:   Silver, Grey, White
Colors for Tomorrow: Red
Lucky Sign:  Monday Is The Lucky Day For The Sign of Cancer
Candle: White
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal nature, and goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha

Daily Crystal: Black Phantom Quartz

Quartz, Phantom
Phantom crystals are wonderful awareness tools. They can give a sense of magic that most of us have lost along the course of our lives. Phantom crystals can help us increase awareness of evolution, in ourselves and in the world around us, showing how growth, rest, and rebirth cycle through all existence. Psychically, phantoms are considered excellent for past life work and meditation, and is valuable for the mystic or spiritual seeker. Physically, crystal healing and folk lore say that phantom crystals are excellent for initiating healing, bringing great energy to the healing process, and are especially helpful for hearing disorders and emotional healing.

Black Phantom

“Black Phantom Quartz Crystals are very unusual. They provide the energy of the quartz, coupled with the property of grounding; this grounding is via the perfect alignment of the physical energy centres, which occurs with the use of this mineral. Hence, with a black phantom crystal, one does not require an additional stone for grounding.” 

Black Phantom Quartz

Phantoms teach us about the process of life and growth and how to overcome obstacles to see life as a wondrous journey. Phantoms are to be used for the redemption and cleansing of the earth. The phantom works to bring together the participants of humanity to save the planet. They are excellent sources in initiating healing. They can also be used to access the records of ones progression through past lives. Black Phantoms provide the energy of the quartz, coupled with the property of grounding. This grounding is via the perfect alignment of the physical energy centres, which occurs with the use of this mineral. Hence, with a black phantom crystal, one does not require an additional stone for grounding.

Runecast for Monday March 7

Our rune today is Kenaz of Freyja’s Aett Kenaz pronounced “kane-awze” (K: Beacon or torch) Vision, revelation, knowledge, creativity, inspiration, technical ability. Vital fire of life, harnessed power, fire of transformation and regeneration. Power to create your own reality, the power of light. Open to new strength, energy, and power now. Passion, sexual love.

Spring comes and the snow melts. Winter’s debris becomes visible. Purification is needed. A warm season of your life arrives when your circumstances will be more beneficial and you will have no need to spend your energy as before, defending yourself from the cold. New interesting possibilities are appearing, but some of your activities which were permissible or even necessary during the “winter” are becoming unacceptable now. The light is switched on in some important area of your life. It gives you the possibility to do much more than before, but you may now appear less perfect to yourself than you previously thought, while you were in the darkness. It becomes important now not only to know what you are doing but also how you are doing it.

Kenaz Reversed or Merkstave: Disease, breakup, instability, lack of creativity. Nakedness, exposure, loss of illusion and false hope. (Note: the reversed or merkstave definitions are included only for reference as they apply to a multi-rune cast and not to a single rune that’s drawn blind from the pouch)

As with all, take only what feels right to you and disregard the rest.

**a portion of today’s rune meaning/description was kindly provided by Ingrid Halvorsen at sunnyway.com and used here with her gracious permission**

In the Light…

Tom

SoulDiscoveryThruReiki
“Music is a release from the tyranny of conscious thought”
— Kevin Burke
Insanity is inherited, you get it from your kids…

Today’s Chakra Energy Levels

The Chakras represent the seven primary energy hubs in the body. Life force energy is constantly flowing in and out of these centers. Just as the cosmos is constantly changing, so too are the levels of energy absorbed and radiated by our Chakra centers. The graph below is a representation of the quantities of Chakra energies available today.

Sahasrara:
   
66%
 
   
79%
Vishuddha:
   
52%
Anahata:
   
41%
Manipura:
   
31%
Svadhisthana:
   
93%
Muladhara:
   
68%

Legend:
Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra represents energies associated with cosmic consciousness, spirituality, knowledge, wisdom and inner peace.
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra represents energies focused on both physical and spiritual vision. Psychic powers resonate from the Ajna Chakra, as well as your image of the Cosmos as a whole (the big picture) and the many nuances that make your journey unique.
Vishuddha – Throat Chakra is the energy center associated with communication and creativity. Your energy to express yourself verbally and creatively are derived from the Vishuddha Chakra.
Anahata – The Heart Chakra’s energy is concentrated on issues concerning your emotions. This energy fuels your power to love, feel compassion and maintain balance between disparate aspects of your being.
Manipura – The Power Chakra provides the energy that fuels our strength of will, individuality and sense of self-worth.
Svadhisthana – The Spleen or Sacral Chakra supplies the energy we use emotionally and sexually. This is the energy used to connect to others.
Muladhara – The Root or Base Chakra furnishes the energy used to create and maintain our foundation. This is the energy that keeps us on firm ground and provides us with the basic skills to uphold a place in the world.