Herbal Moisturizer

Here is a handy-dandy moisturizer that you can make at home:

1     tablespoons herbal infusion (rose, lavender, marigold mint)

1     teaspoon honey

1     tablespoon vegetable glycerine or 2 tablespoons cocoa butter

A few drops essential oil (any kind), optional

To an herbal infusion, add honey and vegetable glycerin or cocoa butter. You can add a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Choose a herb that appeals to your senses and that you find pleasing.

Herbal Mask

Apply the following herbal mask and allow it to set for 10 minutes.

1     tablespoon comfrey leaves, chopped

1      tablespoon chamomile, chopped

1/2  cup boiled water

3     tablespoons yogurt or powdered oatmeal (grind in a blender or coffee grinder).

Infuse comfrey leaves and chamomile in boiled water. Cover and steep 10 minutes before straining. Add to yogurt  or oatmeal and apply liberally on your face and neck. Lie down and cover your eyes with a cotton ball dipped in the leftover infusion (put on relaxing, soft music as you wait for it to set). Rinse and apply an herbal toner.

Magickal Vinegar

This vinegar can either be used in spells or it can be given as a lovely hostess gift.

All you need is:

8 to 10 fresh herb sprigs

1 quart good quality white vinegar

1 quart-sized glass canning jar with lid

Plastic  wrap

Gift  jars or small bottles

Ribbon

Florida Water with Water and Raw Herbs

Fill a one-quart Mason jar with the following:

      Spring water

2    slices orange

2    slices lemon

2    slices lime

      Fresh mint from the garden

      Fresh lemon balm from the garden

      Fresh hyssop from the garden

1     fresh rosemary sprig

1     fresh basil sprig

Pack jar with the herbs as full as you like. Boil spring water (enough to fill the jar). Pour into Mason jar (note: please use a canning jar or Pyrex brand glass container as these can withstand the boiling water). Make sure the jar is warm before pouring in the boiling water. Allow mixture to cool completely. Strain. Pour Liquid into a sterilized jar or bottle. Keep in refrigerator. Potent for three days.

Note from the Office…….

Good afternoon luvies! I say I hope you are having a splendid day. You know since this is Mum’s Day, I have decided to turn this into a special edition WOTC! Recipes, potions, lotions, floor washes, you name, I’ll post it.  Hope you enjoy, now I got to get to work.

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A

Your Rune For May 8th is Naudhiz

Your Rune For Today
Naudhiz

Naudhiz may foretell needs unmet and friction in relationships. You may be in a time where you should be very careful in whatever endeavor you take on. Also it may be that you are about to learn some of life’s hard lessons and come out the other side of this period a stronger being.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 8th is 49:Revolutionary Change

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

49: Revolutionary Change

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Hexagram 49

General Meaning: According to Chinese symbolism, the juxtaposed elements of this hexagram are fire under water. Fire evaporates water, and water puts out fire. Change can cause conflict; conflict brings about change. This hexagram refers to that time in the cycle of human affairs when things need stirring up, and when the hint of dramatic change is in the air.

In order to succeed, revolutionary change must be in alignment with certain unchanging laws. The process must begin at the right moment, gather support from a broad base of people, be guided by sincere and capable leadership and — most important of all — must address a real need. The strength of the forces of change will always be in proportion to the urgency of the need being championed. This is true whether the revolution is in government, in business, in education or in one’s personal affairs.

Revolutionary change points to a time when chaos arises from order. It is important to realize that not all order is good, not all chaos bad. Chaos, in fact, is an integral part of the way of things — as any parent (and modern science) will confirm. Have the courage to radically change and renew the way you present yourself. In this way, you can summon chaos to your cause, and you will unleash a new power on your behalf. If engaging in a negotiation, change the rules; if composing a piece of music, add the unexpected; if courting a lover, dare to be unconventional.

In periods of drought, even wild storms are preferable to yet another sunny day.

Today’s Tarot Card for May 8th is The Chariot

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

The Chariot

This Tarot Deck: Gendron

General Meaning: Traditionally, the card usually entitled the Chariot points to a triumphal feeling of freedom, as if the charioteer is being paraded through the streets as a hero (or heroine). The card reflects congratulations for high achievement, and serves as a sign of empowerment.

Huge wheels and frisky steeds speed the rate at which the driver’s willpower can be realized. This kind of charge makes more of the world accessible to anyone ambitious enough to seize the Chariot’s reins. But there is danger in this feeling of freedom, because of the increased rate of change and its power to magnify mistakes in judgment. As a seasoned warrior, the Charioteer is called upon to be extra attentive to the way ahead.

Daily Horoscopes for Mother’s Day, May 8th

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

The tentative Cancer Moon highlights our uncertainty about having too much forward movement in our lives. We may worry about other people’s reactions and could be tempted to slow down or even retreat. However, when we stop to consider someone else’s feelings, five impulsive Aries planets push us ahead again. Still, the Moon’s discordant square to the Aries planetary cluster makes action as uncomfortable as inaction. Middle ground is hard to find.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You mean well, but sometimes others still perceive you as being insensitive. However, today you are so connected to the moods of those around you that you might attempt to fix a difficult situation in order to make everyone feel better. You could appear to be someone’s champion at first, but assuming responsibility for another person’s emotions can lead to dependency issues and power struggles. Be a good friend without taking over.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You can take a good feeling too far now that the Moon squares your key planet Venus and excessive Jupiter. Unfortunately, you probably won’t get away with overdoing anything today because instant karma is lurking just around the corner, ready to make you pay the price for ill-considered behavior. It is wise to acknowledge your limits prior to going over them. Don’t do anything you might later regret.

 

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

It’s been challenging to relax lately, but you will find your groove today, even if it’s a bumpy ride along the way. You are able to better comprehend what works for you, inspiring you to focus on your skills, rather than on your weaknesses. Pay attention so you know when to call it quits. Remember that taking the smartest idea to an extreme can turn the feeling of a job well done into one of dissatisfaction. Observing the emotional weather helps you to know when to stop pushing.

 

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your emotional needs can be quite overwhelming now that the Moon is visiting your sign. Fortunately, you shouldn’t have too much of a problem requesting something that you want. However, you could create trouble if you demand too much. Even if you don’t ask for anything, you may feel frustrated because you want more than you receive. But this isn’t the best time to be overly needy. Instead of being melodramatic, be grateful for the blessings you already have in your life.

 

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your recent creative cycle may be coming to an end, elevating the significance of current events. It’s crucial to complete unfinished projects prior to beginning something new. Exercise caution because you might overlook what’s really happening; being eager for success is not the same as idealizing a new opportunity. You will be best served now by seeing things as they truly are and not as you would like to see them.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although you truly want to meet your obligations while still responding to changing dynamics at work, you could grow tired of office politics and decide not to engage in the games any longer. But your emotional withdrawal is a very powerful statement on its own, for nearly everyone understands that you normally analyze all the possible moves before deciding what to do next. Make sure not to burn any bridges today that you might want to cross in the weeks ahead.

 

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have mixed feelings about a significant relationship now. You are ready to take charge and do whatever is necessary to reach your goals. On the other hand, you are weary of feeling like you’re doing all the work. Either way will probably leave you wishing that you just listened to the other voice. The easy solution, however, is to keep busy in your pursuit of success without expecting too much from others.

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It seems as if everyone is telling you something different now and you want to benefit from each and every point of view. However, it’s challenging to find the right balance between relying on your own experience and learning from others. Ironically, you can best see what’s around the corner now by using your intuition, instead of seeking another perspective. Although it’s usually an advantage to have multiple points of view, today your own opinion counts more than anyone else’s.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may be extremely enthusiastic about several different projects that are coming to a confluence at the very last minute. But the Moon squares your key planet excessive Jupiter now, luring you into a delicious trap that may appear better than it is. There’s no cause for panic; it’s wiser to act with a well thought-out plan tomorrow than with reckless abandon today.

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The Moon’s visit to your 7th House of Partners can bring a highly emotional person to the forefront of your life today. And this may not be such an easygoing relationship now, for you might feel as if someone’s toying with your heart. Attempting to reach a compromise or even bringing in a mediator can raise the stakes on a developing power struggle. It’s your choice, so take the high road and disengage from all disagreements. Stepping back might be the simplest answer of all.

 

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may feel as if you’re in the midst of intense passions today, tempting you to seek solace in a more intellectual platform, for that is where you naturally excel. Unfortunately, the Sun’s semisquare to your key planet Uranus emotionally charges your actions and quickly pushes you to the edge of discomfort. Indulging your senses appears enticing, but it’s actually a distraction from the real work at hand.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your creative process receives an energetic boost today when the Moon dynamically squares visionary Jupiter, your traditional ruling planet. Your active imagination is temporarily freed from fear and other emotional constraints, so your fantasies can take you nearly anywhere. Don’t dwell on the negatives; dream about all the amazing possibilities, instead.