Spirits of the Element of Air

The Elemental spirits associated with Air are called sylphs, and their ruler is named Peralda. The word sylph comes from the Greek word sylpha, which means “butterfly.”  When you see butterflies fluttering on the wind, sylphs are inevitably nearby. Sylphs may be the easiest entities to invite to a ritual because air exists as easily in a tenth-floor apartment as it does in an outdoor circle. Sylphs especially tend to gravitate to creative endeavors, so they are most easily called by artists, writers, poets, and musicians. They inspire the creative spirit, much like muses, and aid in shaping clear communication. It isn’t unusual to feel a sylph touch your hand or toss your hair while you’re busy creating. Don’t be alarmed;they are just giving you some creative encouragement.

Sylphs stimulate mental balance, freedom, and curiosity. They assist us in coordinating our perception and in verbalizing them. They enhance the power of speech, music, and the written word, especially poetry. They, teach us about the relationship between all things, which allows us to see and know the great web that connects all of life. This, in turn, brings about a desire for greater harmony. Sylphs stimulate creativity, intuitiveness, and inventiveness, and they awaken the intellect. They can open us to the realm of ideas and help us with mystical experiences and world views.

Like the wind they dance on, sylphs are changeable, volatile, and occasionally flighty. If you’ve ever experienced writer’s block, you now what it means to have the sylphs disappear and take their creative energy with them. Bt it’s easy to call them back.

Symbols and Associations of the Element Air

Air has the qualities of coolness and dryness and associations with breath, life, and communication. In astrology, Air rules the zodiac signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. People born under the Air signs think, communicate, analyze, and theorize. They love freedom, truth and justice, and have the ability to change circumstances with amazing speed. As thinkers, they rely on rationality rather than on intuition or emotions. Their philosophical approach to any situation allow them to endure hardship. Air signs can tolerate almost any circumstances, as long as there is a rational explanation for it. They have great leadership capabilities, with a reputation of being fair. Interested in almost everything, they are lifelong students.

The Element of Air becomes a negative one when Air folks require family and friends to uphold the same standards they live by. Air people cannot understand why everyone does not think and act as they do When they make a mistake, they tend to rationalize instead of using the situation as a learning experience. They are devoted to abstract ideas and have difficulty making decisions, making them sometimes exasperating to work with. In addition, they tend to procrastinate.

The Element of Air

Air is the Element of the East, and might be represented on an altar by incense, feathers or an athame. It can be as soft as a whispered breath and as violent as a tornado, so it isn’t an Element to be taken lightly. It should come as no surprise that particularly persistent winds have even been given names — the Scirocco winds in the Mediterranean and the Santa Ana winds on the United States West Coast, for example. When these winds blow, they can literally change people’s temperaments an often fan wild fires. When mixed with another powerful Element, Water, Air can produce a fury we call hurricanes.

But Air is a necessary and benevolent Element, too. Without even thinking about it, we use our breath to blow out candles, sing songs of celebration, and whisper secrets. How often have you “stepped out for a breath of fresh air?; Used during meditation and to alleviate the pains of childbirth, the Element of Air is healing and vital.

What Does Your Birth Order Say About You?

What Does Your Birth Order Say About You?

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By Education.com, DivineCaroline

Does birth order shape our personalities? Scientists the world over have spent countless words and oceans of ink debating the issue of nature versus nurture. But how your child develops might have as much to do with the order in which they were born, as it does with their genes or environment.

Alfred Adler, a contemporary of Freud and Jung, first put forth the idea, claiming that when a child is born deeply impacts their personality. According to Adler:

Eldest children are socially dominant, highly intellectual, and extremely conscientious. Unfortunately, they’re also less open to new ideas, and prone to perfectionism and people pleasing—the result of losing both parents’ undivided attention at an early age, and working throughout their lives to get it back.

Middle children, sandwiched between older and younger siblings, often develop a competitive nature, making them natural entrepreneurs later in life. They tend to be the most diplomatic and flexible members of the family and often, eager for parental praise, develop musical or academic gifts.

Youngest children, according to birth order theory, tend to be dependent and selfish—as they’re used to others providing for them. But despite the negatives, they’re also quite often the life of the party—fun, confident, and comfortable entertaining others.

And only children? Like last borns, they are regularly spoiled, according to Adler, and have a hard time when they don’t get their own way. School can be a particularly difficult transition, as they’re used to being the center of the familial universe. But all that parental focus pays off. Only children are often mature for their age. They wow people with their vocabularies and their comfort in adult circles. Plus, all that self-entertaining fosters creativity.

Adler’s theories have been debated for generations. Whether they’re scientifically sound or not much more than hogwash, muse about them as you raise your children. And regardless of when they were born, help each of your kids recognize what makes them unique and resist the urge to compare them to their siblings. That’s sure to make every member of your family thrive.

Prayer Of The Day for Feb. 17th – Prayer for Patience

Prayer for Patience

O eternal Goddess, Maiden, Mother and

Crone. I am made from your flesh, and

you know me better than I know myself.

You understand depression, frustration,

and anxiety. Please me to control

these emotions, and help me to convert

these powerful feelings into love.

 

O eternal God, King of infinite wisdom

and goodness. I am created from your

essence, and  I thank you for the gift of

life. Please teach me to be patient and

humble, tolerant and gentle, especially

when life’s problems become heavy and

difficult to bear.

 

So Mote It Be.

WOTC’s Spell of the Day for Feb. 17th – Cat Dreams

Cat Dreams

This spell teaches you how to energetically shape shift into a cat in your dreams. Shape shifting allows you merge with a particular animal spirit and to bring the power and wisdom of this spirit into your own being. It means you can be as sleek, sure-footed, and cunning as a cat when you need to be. These can be very good traits which is why cats are so adaptive and prone to survival. Their ancestors have been around for thousands and thousands of years.

You will need pictures of cats and sandalwood incense. Cats come in many different colors, sizes and personality types. Become familiar with these many faces of cats, and in particular, what face most closely resembles who you are as a person. Take time to observe as many cats as you can. Watch how they interact with other cats and how they interact with humans. Merge with the cat spirit and become one with the cat Goddess, Bast.

Tonight before you go to sleep, put the pictures of cats on your altar and light the sandalwood incense. Call out to the cat Goddess Bast:

Dear Bast, Goddess of the divine feline

Please come to me tonight during dreamtime.

Blessed dreams! Blessed Be!

As you close your eyes to go to sleep, let the images of cats move through your mind’s eye. Merge with the cat spirit, and repeat to yourself as you drift to sleep:

Tonight I dream with the cat spirit. Blessed be, Bast!

The Wicca Book Of Days for February 17th – Kali, the Killer

The Wicca Book Of Days for February 17th

Kali, the Killer

It is generally said that Kali, “the Black One,” the Hindu Goddess of destruction and death, was born on February 17th, 3102 BC, and that her birth inaugurated the Kali Yuga (“Evil Age”) in which we are still living. As the shakti, or dynamic feminine energy, that emanates from Shiva, “The Destroyer.” Kali is envisaged with a black tongue and skin, and as having a ferocious temperament and an insatiable thirst for the blood that sustains her. She is typically depicted wearing a necklace of severed heads and wielding an arsenal of blood-drenched weapons in her many hands.

“Serpentine Shakti”

Shakti energy lies coiled and dormant at the base of the spine, but bliss can be attained after it has been awakened and has risen through all seven chakras to the crown of the head. If you long to experience the ecstasy of Shiva’s union with his shakti, either practice kundalini yoga tonight or sign up for classes!

Today’s Affirmation, Thought & Meditation For February 17th

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Today’s Affirmation

“The energy of the universe flows through me, maintaining my well-bein I release energy in ways that are healing for myself and the Earth.”

 

Today’s Thought

“Be really whole and all things will come to you.”

Lao-Tz (c. 604 – 531 bce.)

 

Today’s Meditation

Rainbow Meditation

Colours are waves of light energy that have direct physiological and psychological effects. We can use them in meditation to influence our feelings and perceptions. To perform this meditation, choose a hue that represents the qualities, you would like to cultivate in that particular moment. Then cut a square or circle from a piece of paper or fabric in that shade and use the shape as a fous for your meditation.

Alternative, focus on a coloured object allowing the color rather than the form to dominate your consciousness, or visualize a colour, allowing it to fill your mind.

It’s Friday, Friday! TGIF! In Case You Haven’t Heard, “IT’S FRIDAY!

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I just couldn’t resist this cutie! It reminded me too much of my Stinker. In fact, it looks like something the little goofy would do, if he could, lol! I would have been here sooner, but……Razzy decided she wanted to be super loveable this morning. Compared to yesterday morning, I will take this Razzy any day. Yesterday, I don’t know what was wrong with her. She was like hell on four paws, gee! We all got up at 3 a.m., and the more I cleaned and picked up, the more she tore up. Then when I sit down at the computer, here she would come with her string. She gets her string, in her mouth, and comes and wraps it around my ankle. That’s her way of telling me she wants to play.

Let me tell you this and then I will hush for the day, maybe, lol! I had a phone call the other day from a contractor that was supposed to be from our phone company. He wanted to know if anyone was going to be home. He was going house to house drawing up plans for the phone company to lay fiber optic line for people who had DSL. Well I told this man, we no longer had DSL with the phone company. He told me, he couldn’t help that, they had me down as having DSL. Since they had me down as having DSL, he had to come out and draw up the plans. I finally said, “Hell, come on!” After I hung up with him, I got to thinking about all the home invasions that have been happening around here. Great, what if this old boy is with a bunch that is doing these home invasions? I just gave him an open invitation to come on over and invade me! I got to thinking what would be a great way to meet him at the door. We have guns, rifles, shotguns and all that mess but I really don’t like to messing with them. So it hit me, get Razzy! I tracked her little butt down just as the man was knocking on the door. He came in and acted like he wasn’t  in a hurry to get to work. He kept talking and talking. I brought up about all the wildlife we have out here in the boonies. He was telling me about a cougar a few miles down the road that had practically killed a horse. Then I told him about the momma wildcat and her kittens that had come up to our house. He said you mean, “a bobcat?” I said, “Oh, yes, I call her a wildcat but she is really a bobcat.” Then he got nervous. He wanted to know if she was “in the house?” I told him, yes she was, most of the time she stays in the bedroom with me. But when I get up she generally goes with me wherever I go. He started looking around the kitchen real nervously. I told him it was ok she was right here. Then I moved and Razzy was sitting right on the edge of the cabinet. I thought this man was going to crap his pants. It was funny, all of a sudden he didn’t want to talk anymore. He had to get to work, NOW! He went out and drew up some plans. He had said he needed me to approve them before he left. He came back up to the porch and wanted to know if I could come outside and approve them. I told him, no, he would have to come in. He stepped about a foot inside the door. He kept his hand on the knob all the time. I approved the plans and he left. After he left I got to feeling bad about what I had done. Then again, I didn’t know him. He could be a contractor that cased out houses for the home invaders. These days you never know. But I did find out one thing, I have the greatest deterrent ever, Razzy! Word gets around that the crazy lady that lives here has a bobcat in the house, we will be avoided like the plague, lol! Instead of ADT, I have BDT!!! Can I sign you up?

Enough with my BS, I hope everyone has a great Friday! Also Monday is President’s Day, I hope you have a long weekend. We all could use an extra day of rest and relaxation!

Have a great one!