Today’s Aztec Calendar

Today’s Aztec Calendar


In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, this day (Wednesday, March 23, 2011) is: 




13-day period


solar year

Cipactli (crocodile) Xochitl (flower) Acatl (reed)
2 – Cipactli (crocodile) 1 – Xochitl (flower) 12 – Acatl (reed)


Lord of the Night


365-day calendar

Long Count:

(Maya calendar)

Mictlantecuhtli 8 – Hueitecuilhuitl (IX)

The significance of this day

Day Cipactli (Crocodile) is governed by Tonacatecuhtli, Lord of Nurturance, as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Cipactli is an auspicious day, signifying advancement and honor. It depicts energy and work, rewards and recognition. A good day for beginnings. 

The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Xochitl (Flower) is ruled by Huehuecoyotl, Old Coyote, the Trickster, god of deception. This trecena signifies the sacred role of the jester: revealing the truth of the old ways by treating them as irreverantly as the gods do, the jester treats nothing as sacred and so points out the sacredness of everything. These are 13 days profoundly influenced by creativity and playfulness: music, dance, art and poetry are simply masks worn by the jester to tear away the away the masks of civilization. The trickster-jester-clown is the final mask of human beings: at one with the divine absurdity of the world, the mortal creator moves toward becoming an immortal force of nature. These are good days to make things; bad days to fear what others might think. 

Aos Sidhe Blessings
Faery Warrior

“Music has the capacity to touch the innermost reaches of the soul and music gives flight to the imagination.”
~ Plato


Faerie Oracle for 3/23

Faerie Oracle

The Fee Lion
Getting it right, Delayed completions, Tidying up loose ends
The Fee Lion looks out accusingly, reminding us of things undone, promises unkept and duties unfilled. He says that we cant expect to have things go right when we are trailing somuch unfinished business behind us. Dragging that stuff around tires us; it uses up energy we need for other things. If we could just take care of these things that take so much mental (and sometimes physical) clutter, we would suddenly find that we have a lot more energy at our disposal to do the things that we really want to do – and probably much more cooperation from others as well. He especially suggests that we take care of little things that matter to others. We will feel so much better than that and so will he

Power Animal
Trying to keep yourself little by denying your power so you won’t be a threat to anyone merely keeps you in a false bubble of safety. Of course, at least that way, you won’t get noticed much or stand out. Well, that trick has worn out its welcome. You’re more powerful that you think you are, so its time to stop pretending. Those psychic games you play – like finding a convenient parking space, or knowing when a certain someone is going to call – those are just parlour tricks, yet they’re subtle testimonies to the gifts you have.
There’s no need to take on airs about your incredible talents. Let them serve you, but mainly let them be of service to others – whether human, animal, plant or mineral. Use your abilities to demonstrate to others that there is this amazing power of Spirit available that can move mountains, a force to can be accessed with the proper mix of faith, intention and focus. So stop doubting, worrying or making excuses, and own your capacity to be a powerful magician. Use these gifts to help make this a better world for all beings.

Additional Associations – Shadow, Insight, Prophecy, Shape-shifting


Maya Deck 
Xbalanque and Hunahpu
The Hero Twins

Attributes -The classic hero:one who journeys forth,meets difficult challenges and brings back boon for others.
Duality– The person who ventures forth and brings back something that serves only themselves. Courage/Cowardice
Maya Symbolism-The Hero Twins were a constant reminder to the Maya that all life needs to be faced heroically by everyone;and that all who do so are heroes in their own way.
This is a strong card with a strong message.It is time to take a hard look at your life. What i it about living more richly and fully that frightens you?What would you really like to do but are frightened to begin?There will be testing times and setbacks.But the hero is the one who gets up and tries yet again.

Shaman Wisdom 
Earth   Feminine-Earth
I am Earth. I am mother, I am Grandmother. It is from me that all life comes forth. I am the Great Turtle. Ground yourself through me. Learn from me the protective instinct of care and nurturing, the formation, the formulation, gestation and development. Through me you can see the beauty and gentleness in all that exists. I am the foundation, the very beginning. It is within me that the Shaman journeys for knowledge and wisdom, the timeless flight of ecstasy. I am the Lower World, I am the fifth direction. I am ancestor. I am the root. I am female, the magnetic, the yin, the left side.


Aos Sidhe Blessings
Faery Warrior

“Music has the capacity to touch the innermost reaches of the soul and music gives flight to the imagination.”
~ Plato

Daily Crystal: Celestite


Celesite assists us to open up to heavenly light and heightened states of consciousness, some connect with the Angelic realm with it. It accelerates our growth and aids in creative expression, peace of mind, truth and clear speech. It is great for balancing our energies and promoting peace and the joy that flows from a centred being. It helps to get rid of toxins so we feel more vibrant. Its a good stone for out of body or Astral travel and then dream recall. It is good for pain relief too. Its ability to clear the mind is cleansing and revitalising, especially for those who are in stressful situations.

Chakras: Crown, Soul Star, Stellar Gateway, Thymus
Astrological sign: Gemini, Pisces

Herb of the Day: AllSpice

ALLSPICE: (Pimemta dioica)
Parts Used: leaves, fruit and essential oil

Magical Uses: (Herb and Oil) Burn for prosperity, courage, healing/health, luck, determination, magical power, energy, strength.

Tropical evergreen with aromatic bark, leaves, and berries and bunches of greenish white flowers with a pervading scent. The berries, picked when mature but still green, are dried and ground to create the familiar spice.

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Runecast for Wednesday March 23

*Note, we’re having a really nasty spring storm and they often cause us to lose electric so if the Runecast goes missing for a day or so that’s the reason*

Our rune this morning is Sowilo of Heimdall’s Aett Sowilo pronounced “so-we-low” (S: The sun) Success, goals achieved, honor. The life-force, health. A time when power will be available to you for positive changes in your life, victory, health, and success. Contact between the higher self and the unconscious. Wholeness, power, elemental force, sword of flame, cleansing fire.

Sunrise drives away the fears of night. Open your inner source of creativity. Let the energy of nature flow through you. The source of your difficulties is that you have forgotten to pay attention to your creative talents and are giving too much significance to surrounding circumstances. Be more relaxed and joyful about life. Do everything in a way which gives you the opportunity to create, to use your imagination and really enjoy whatever you are doing. Then the problems disturbing you may simply disappear and vanish into thin air. If you feel tired and at a low ebb, this rune reminds you that your body needs to restore its own energy balance, so try to relax and be less stressed out.

Sowilo Merkstave (Sowilo cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): False goals, bad counsel, false success, gullibility, loss of goals. Destruction, retribution, justice, casting down of vanity. Wrath of god. (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 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…

Crystals and Stone and their Magickal Properties:Charoite

Source: Lady Julie via Ravensgrove Coven

Crystals and Stone and their Magickal Properties

A rare dark purple stone found in the Charo River in Siberia. Charoite is a powerful source of transformation. Can be used magically to dispel negative energy, transform bad luck to good and replace nightmares with pleasant dreams. Enhances memory and past life recall. Helps you to learn practical lessons from the mistakes of the past. Gives you the courage to follow your own individual path and to rely on your intuition and inner wisdom for guidance.

Brightest Blessings,
Lady Julie

‘May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.’
The Universal Heart Center

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for 3/23

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

2: The Receptive

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Hexagram 2
General Meaning: Great receptivity attracts exceptional results. The natural responsiveness of pure Yin energy brings about success through support and perseverance, rather than through bold action. Thus, the wise person demonstrates strength like a powerful but gentle mare. This hexagram, consisting of all yin lines, represents a power of the feminine principle no longer honored in our modern world, but such receptivity is most auspicious.

The receptive force is sensual as well as powerful, and it can be missed by too much talk and planning. When spring comes, does the grass plan to grow? This is a time to concentrate on realities rather than potentials — how to respond to a situation rather than how to direct it. A mature mare lets herself be guided, and is skilled at graceful acceptance. In a strong spiritual way, her quiet contribution is most effective and brings success.

Do not be too assertive at this time, for if you try to direct things, you are liable to become confused or alienated. Take your time. Draw strength from carefulness and you will be doubly fortunate. Focus more on feeling than on action. Be broad and deep in your attitudes so that you can accept everything that comes your way with grace and equanimity. Be receptive and spacious like the ocean; let the river of changing developments flow to you. Allow others to take the lead for now. Strive for a natural responsiveness that is based on inner strength rather than outer show.

Today’s Tarot Card for 3/23

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

The Magician

This Tarot Deck: Winged Spirit Tarot

General Meaning: Traditionally, the Magus is one who can demonstrate hands-on magic — as in healing, transformative rituals, alchemical transmutations, charging of talismans and the like. A modern Magus is any person who completes the circuit between heaven and Earth, one who seeks to bring forth the divine ‘gold’ within her or himself.

At the birth of Tarot, even a gifted healer who was not an ordained clergyman was considered to be in league with the Devil! For obvious reasons, the line between fooling the eye with sleight of hand, and charging the world with magical will was not clearly differentiated in the early Tarot cards.

Waite’s image of the Magus as the solitary ritualist communing with the spirits of the elements — with its formal arrangement of symbols and postures — is a token of the freedom we have in modern times to declare our spiritual politics without fear of reprisal. The older cards were never so explicit about what the Magus was doing. It’s best to keep your imagination open with this card. Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by evolutionary forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul.