Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Retard Growth, Prune Trees, Jar Jams/Jellies
Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Retard Growth, Prune Trees, Jar Jams/Jellies
There’s a definite uptick on the relationship front and it comes from a Sun-Juno 60-degree alliance (12:00PM PST) linking Capricorn and Scorpio. The Sun and Juno don’t always make this kind of favorable aspect and your job is to be extra sensitive to dear ones. Be a good listener and don’t just dump your burdens of the shoulders of a significant other. Some confusion may pop up on the artistic horizon and in dealing with investment matters due to Mercury forming a caustic, 45-degree tie to Neptune (1:57PM PST) while the Sun makes the same kind of challenging alignment with Vesta (4:39PM PST). Assisting you in making sure your business affairs are on solid ground is a subtle and yet still uplifting, 30-degree rapport from Jupiter to Uranus (4:14PM PST). This mentally expansive alignment also works on your behalf if you are engaged in advanced studies in all fields of knowledge and wisdom. The love boat travels to exotic ports of call this evening as the Moon forms a supportive, 60-degree link with passionate Mars (11:25PM PST) while the Moon also makes its approach to a monthly union with Juno in Scorpio (happening exactly at 6:56AM PST tomorrow).
Calendar of the Moon
Birch Tree Moon
Altar: Upon cloth of white set the budded birch branches, a single white candle, the rune Berkana carved onto a piece of birch wood, and a bowl of clear water.
Offerings: White cakes with the Berkana rune carved upon them.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
Call: Now is the beginning of the year.
Response: Now is the time of stillness and cold.
Call: Now all is still and waiting upon the earth.
Response: Now the earth sleeps beneath her many blankets.
Call: Now is the time of patience.
Response: Now is the time of our longest wait.
Call: We are at peace with the Earth and with each other.
Response: We are at peace with the Earth and ready to begin.
Call: This is the month of indrawn breath.
Response: This is the time of all beginnings.
Call: May the year grow strong before us!
Response: May we grow strong before the year!
Call: For as the birch tree steps forth into the burned fields,
Response: So do we step forth into the aftermath of our own burning.
Call: For as the soft branches of the birch beat away the old year,
Response: So do we lower our heads for the strokes of the future.
Call: For as the pheasant hunts the snow for food,
Response: So do we seek through the ruins of the past.
Call: For as Frigga spins the clouds into thread,
Response: So do we circle like the spinning whorl,
Call: So do we take up the fiber of what has been,
Response: So do we bring forth the new year from our very hands.
Call: From our open hands,
Response: From our open hearts,
Call: From our open bodies,
Response: From our open souls.
Chant: Silver tree, in your branches
White of snow, stars are dancing
Tree of clouds, like thread of silver
Time runs through our hands.
Calendar of the Sun
Colors: Green and black
Altar: On cloth of green and black set many tools and weapons of iron and steel, an anvil, large green candles, and the figure of a leopard.
Offerings: Red meat from four-legged animals. Work hard and focused at a difficult task.
Daily Meal: Red meat from four-legged animals.
Invocation to Ogoun
You of the unflinching leopard stare
You whose eyes bore into us
As you look up from the work
You are doomed to do eternally.
You know the darknesses within us,
The beasts caged by such flimsy bars;
The silent round of toil,
The rhythm of hammer on anvil
Forging one’s own chains
To free the hands of others.
Hunt our laziness down like
And do not rest
Until you have borne us to the ground
Which is where we belong.
(The Ogoun chant should be accompanied with a drum circle. It is wordless harmonies sung over the pounding drums. Each person who is not drumming should take a turn pounding on the anvil with a metal hammer, in honor of Ogoun the smith.)
Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Waning, Last Quarter Moon Age: 23 ¼ days.
Moon in Via Combusta.
Moon in 7th degree of the Sign Scorpio, the Scorpion;
also in 0th deg. of the Constellation Libra, the Balance.
Moonrise: 1:36 morn. Midheaven: 6:53 morn. Moonset: 12:05 eve.
Ah, if only there could be peace in the world, even for just one day. Wishful thinking of a dreamy witch, for sure. I just got thru reading the News on MSN. I also read the headlines on Yahoo. My husband told me that to really get a grasp on the world around us, read MSN for a day. Well I did and now I am totally depressed, NOT! But the world doesn’t really have any good News in it at all.
I have always had this illusion that on the internet, you could go, see and do what you wanted too. Apparently if our Legislature leaders have it their way that won’t happen anymore. The way I understand it, is that they want to have sites they consider bad and unappropriate, “black listed.” These sites would be blocked from public viewing. Even sites that you and I consider harmless. I understand the little site of Wikipedia, called “wiki-pedia” was one that they were going to “black-list.” Wikipedia is going to protest by having a total black out date set for the 18th of this month. I believe that date’s right, I just scanned through real quick to see if what I heard was right. I let my mind run wild on certain subjects, especially ones like this. The government is going to try to tell us where we can go on the internet, what we can read, what’s next. Basically the government is going to tell us what they believe is appropriate for us. Hmm, this takes me back to earlier times in our very own history. When a certain Religion told everyone which Religion was appropriate and which ones wasn’t. AND WE WEREN’T THE APPROPRIATE ONE! Remember, I do, very clearly. If you haven’t checked and seen what your government is trying to do now, go check out the News on MSN. Go to the Politics section and read down. See what you think. If you think like me, get that email addresses to your Senators and Congressmen. Let them know, that this is still America and we want to keep our Goddess’ given RIGHTS!
I am sorry. I don’t generally get into Politics but this time things are going to far. It has to be stopped before it ever gets started. Because like anything else given an inch, they will take a mile.
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
CANDLE JUSTICE SPELL
First, you must recite the opening chant:
” I move outside the limits of time to work my spell
The dragons help me weave the universal energy
The things that now exist become what I desire
The tides of Magic answer unto me”
Then, you need a tarot deck. Cards needed: Justice, The World, and nine of cups
Candles needed: gray, orange, indigo, purple, black, and gold.
Arrange the cards IN ORDER, left to right: Justice, The World, and then 9 of cups.
Arrange the candles below the cards IN THIS ORDER: gray, orange, indigo, purple, black and gold. Light the candles and after clearing your mind, say:
“Gray mists to hide what I must do.
Orange light to change my luck and give me power.
Indigo strength to stop gossip and lies.
Purple power to break bad luck and drive away evil.
Great black walls to protect me from my enemies.
Sun-gold beams to give me fortune and success.
I stand surrounded by these powerful lights.
I ask the dragon’s help to succeed in my case.”
Concentrate a few moments on the cards and your objective.
After this you must say the closing chant:
“My thanks to the dragons, great and small, who came to answer my call,
We wove the Magic, wild and free, And as I will, so shall it be.”
Place the candles in a safe place so they will not catch anything on fire,
such as a sink or even in the bath tub, and allow them to burn themselves out.