Cowslips are wild peonies and are said to be Freya’s favorite flowers, as well as those of the fairies. Reputedly they magickally transmit the beauty secrets of these powerful spirits.
Create an infusion, although you may also substitute a hydrosol.
Boil water and pur it over the blossoms.
When the water cools, strain out the blossoms.
Apply the potion to your face with a cotton ball.
Use the remainder in the bath or elsewhere on the body
You may also refrigerate the remainder for 24 hours.
A Turkish harem formula:
Pour boiling water over fenugreek seeds to make an infusion.
When it cools, strain out the seeds
Use the liquid to bathe the breast to increase bust size.
Goats are among Aphrodite’s sacred creatures. Soak violets in goat’s milk and wash your face with this for beauty.
This is a more discreet version of the other Acorn Spell. Charge three acorns under the New Moon. Wrap them together using stands of your hair and carry them in a charm bag.
Three acorns especially if they’re found attached to one another, preserve youth and enhance beauty. A gold or silver charm depicting thee acorns will work, too. Charge the three acorns under the New Moon and wear them in your hair.
The rune today is Ehwaz of Tyr’s Aett pronounced “ay-wawz” or Ehwo “ay-woh” (E: A horse, two horses) Transportation. May represent a horse, car, plane, boat or other vehicle. Movement and change for the better. Gradual development and steady progress are indicated. Harmony, teamwork, trust, loyalty. An ideal marriage or partnership. Confirmation beyond doubt the meanings of the runes around it.
The Horse slowly moves her load. She doesn’t hurry, the road is long. Movement. Gradual but steady change. Your new life-style may look like a long road. It may be connected with real travel or with a change of job or house. Success won’t come quickly, so don’t hurry. It will arise naturally as a result of steady progress. The horse can carry a load and this means taking on board a duty or burden involving service to others, but this will bring you personal success.
Ehwaz Reversed or Merkstave: This is not really a negative rune. A change is perhaps craved. Feeling restless or confined in a situation. Reckless haste, disharmony, mistrust, betrayal. (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 www.sunnyway.com/runes/ and used here with her gracious permission**
In the Light…
“Music is a release from the tyranny of conscious thought”
— Kevin Burke
Insanity is inherited, you get it from your kids…
Saturday, March 19, 2011
A rectangular table promotes in-depth conversations. It also confers leadership and subordinate roles.
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
34: Great Vigor
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
When a leader finally comes into power, his or her personal strength usually has peaked. Great strength is required in climbing to the mountaintop, but once at the summit, the support of others is needed to maintain that lofty position. A shift in attitude becomes necessary. Raw strength must be tempered by wisdom; to maintain power, a strong leader must learn to give it away, to share it with others. Only then will his or her position be secure, for she will not only be the possessor of power, but the source of it as well.
If you find yourself in a high or strong position, it is especially important to act responsibly and react with care. Your personal power must not be allowed to degenerate into raw force that rides roughshod over everything in its path. A strong sense of responsibility to the collective good of all is the key to the successful exercise of strength. By following what we intuitively know to be for the greater good, we avoid reckless abuses of power that in the end undermine the source of our strength. Arrogance always contains the seeds of its own undoing.
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Universal Waite
The variants of the courtly lovers (representing skillful use of the sex force) or the man sleeping it off under the tree (use of drugs to alter consciousness) are also traditional avenues for tapping this primal force. Human interest in higher states propels us to the frontiers of consciousness, where we cannot always control what happens. The Moon card represents the ultimate test of a soul’s integrity, where the membrane between self and the Unknown is removed, and the drop of individuality reenters the Ocean of Being. What transpires next is between a soul and its Maker.