Birth Totems – Beaver (Apr. 20 – May 20)

Beaver

April 20 – May 20
Moon: Frogs Return Moon
Season: The Growing Time
Wind: East Winds
Direction: East
Element: Earth with Fire
Elemental Clan: Turtle Clan
Plant: Wild clover
Mineral: Bloodstone
Polarity With: Snake
Color: Yellow
Musical Vibration: D Sharp
Personality: Resourceful and methodical
Spiritual Energy: Masculine energies
Emotions: High strung
Positive Traits: Persistent and often strong-willed.
Negative Traits: Inflexible, possessive and often times self involved
Compatibilities: Woodpeckers, Brown Bears and Geese
Conscious Desire: Security through abundance
Subconscious Desire: Freedom from attachments
Spiritual Path: To discover that which has lasting value
Strengths: Accepting change, compassion, inner security and confidence
Weakness: Possessiveness and inflexibility

Birth Totems – The Red Hawk (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19)

The Red Hawk

March 21 – April 19
Moon: Budding Trees Moon
Season: The Awakening Time
Wind: East Winds
Direction: North-East
Element: Fire
Elemental Clan: Hawk Clan
Plant: Dandelion
Mineral: Opal
Polarity With: Falcon
Color: Yellow/Green
Musical Vibration: C Sharp
Personality: Active.
Spiritual Energy: Feminine energies
Emotions: Quickly aroused
Positive Traits: Pioneering spirit
Negative Traits: Impatient, selfish and often times egotistical.
Compatibilities: Salmon and Owls
Conscious Desire: To lead, manage head the adventure.
Subconscious Desire: Learning through experience.
Spiritual Path: Expanding the individual through discernment
Strengths: Persistence and patience with others
Weakness: Conceit and intolerance.

A Little Humor – Dysfunctional Greeting Cards

Dysfunctional Greeting Cards

 

 

I always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love. And now that you’ve come into my life…

[Inside card] I’ve changed my mind.


I must admit, you brought religion into my life…

[Inside card] I never believed in Hell until I met you.


As the days go by, I think how lucky I am….

[Inside card] That you’re not here to ruin it for me.


Congratulations on your promotion. Before you go….

[Inside card] Will you take the knife from my back? You’ll probably need it again.


Someday I hope to marry…

[Inside card] Someone other than you.


Happy Birthday! You look great for your age….

[Inside card] Almost lifelike!


When we were together, you said you’d die for me…

[Inside card] Now we’ve broken up, I think it’s time to keep your          promise.


We’ve been friends for a very long time…

[Inside card] What do you say we stop?


I’m so miserable without you…

[Inside card] It’s almost like you’re still here.


Congratulations on your new bundle of joy….

[Inside card] Did you ever find out who the father was?


You are such a good friend. If we were on a sinking ship and there was          only one life jacket…

[Inside card] I’d miss you terribly and think of you often.


Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad!

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Looking back over the years we’ve been together, I can’t help but wonder… [Inside card] – What was I thinking?


Congratulations on your wedding day!…

[Inside card] Too bad no one likes your husband.


My tire was thumping. I thought it was flat When I looked at the tire…           [Inside card] I noticed your cat. Sorry!


Heard your wife left you, How upset you must be. But don’t fret about it… [Inside card] She moved in with me.


How could two people as beautiful as you …          

[Inside card] Have such an ugly baby?


Your friends and I wanted to do something special for your birthday.

[Inside card] So we’re having you put to sleep.


I know you hate me.

[Inside card] I hate you more and I have a reason.


Happy Birthday, Son.

[Inside card] We think you are old enough now to get a job and move out.

 

Turok’s Cabana

LOVE IS THE LAW

Witchy Comments
LOVE IS THE LAW

Do what thou wilt is the Whole of the Law

The time of The Will

Bursts forth Now, in the Spring

Implacable bud!

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Let your Love burst forth and blossom freely

Thunder of roses

Unfettered by harsh will

Love willed to be Free

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To soar with on Her Wings into New Heavens

Over pure New Earths

Love is Will purified

Love is Her own Law!

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Sun is born again in primitive Light

With Arian Force

In the Spring House of Mars

New Life Exploding

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From cold Winter’s Icy dark Womb

Gives force to our Wills

Time of re-SOL-ution

We are born again

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Juices of Spring wash us from Winter Womb

As Spring buds push out

We drop from Her belly

Like damp, new born colts

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This is the time to re-SOL-ve our new lives

With Nature’s Forces

Supporting and healing

As Old Winter dies

Daily Feng Shui Tip for November 17th – ‘National Adoption Day’

Today’s ‘National Adoption Day,’ is very close to my heart. Long ago I was dealing with fertility issues and suffered multiple miscarriages as well. We had decided to try one final time to get pregnant and carry the baby to term before seriously exploring the idea of adopting. My son was the result of this last intentional attempt to get pregnant, but my brother and his family took up the adoption mantle just a few years ago. That’s when his wife and daughter traveled to China to pick up our newest family member, my niece Jia Ning. And even though it took my brother and his family over ten years to welcome their new daughter, without adoption this would have never happened. To activate energies for a fabulously smooth adoption process, locate the ‘Children’ area of the main floor and play some music there. Also put in this space something metal and something that symbolizes children. Adopting these tips will bring success to all other child-related efforts.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Rune for November 17th is Elhaz

 

Your Rune For Today

Elhaz

Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy

Daily Tarot Card for November 17th is The Magician

The Magician

Saturday, Nov 17th, 2012

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.

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for November 17th

Keep your eyes focused on the prize. Being in charge and reaching the top of the totem pole make sense following last night’s Mars move into Capricorn and with the Moon in this sign until tomorrow morning. Looking upward and onward is a key to enhancing your stature in the greater community and in your main fields of expertise.  Assisting you in reaching important worldly pinnacles are a creative and imaginative, 60-degree tie from Mars to Neptune (6:23AM PST) as well as the Inferior Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury retrograde at 26 degrees of Scorpio (7:48AM PST). A conjunction of this kind happens approximately every four months and can only occur when Mercury is in reverse and between the Sun and Earth. Visualize this astronomically as a line-up in the solar system of the Earth, Mercury, and the Sun. You can think of it as a New Mercury — when cosmic seed-ideas are seeking entrance into the eager minds of human beings.  Additional reinforcement is waiting in the wings later on as Mercury makes a subtle and yet still constructive, 30-degree rapport with Venus (6:20PM PST) while the Moon makes a supportive, 60-degree tie with Mercury (7:47PM PST). Catch up with correspondence, literary and educational endeavors.  Another void lunar cycle intervenes when the Moon makes a supportive, 60-degree link to the Sun (9:55PM PST). While this Moon-Sun contact may feel good and inspirational, it launches a void lunar twilight zone that lasts until 4:11AM PST tomorrow morning when the Moon enters service-oriented Aquarius. Keep a low profile as Saturday night morphs into Sunday morning.

Calendar of the Moon for November 17th

Calendar of the Moon

Reed Month

Color: Blue-green
Element: Water
Altar: Upon cloth of blue-green place a vase of reeds, a single blue-green candle, a great bowl of water floating with wetlands plant leaves, and a knife.
Offering: Recycle something useless into something useful.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian soup and sandwiches. Only water or herbal tea to drink.

Ngetal Invocation

Call: Now is the time of the bleak cold.
Response: Now the reeds whisper in the swamp.
Call: Now is the time when we see the growing dark.
Response: Now is the time when we begin to shiver.
Call: Now is the time of bare trees.
Response: Now is the time of rain and wind.
Call: Now the rain fills the wetlands to overflowing.
Response: Now the swamp overflows into our lives.
Call: We feel our feet dragged down into the cold waters.
Response: Yet the wetland is the source of greatest life!
Call: We feel ourselves pulled into the unfamiliar.
Response: Unfamiliar to us, but no less of value.
Call: The damp cold begins to reach our bones.
Response: We must welcome its touch.
Call: We must keep it far away with fire’s warmth!
Response: We must welcome its touch.
Call: Why should we not ban it from our lives?
Response: For this, too, is a Mystery of water.
Call: Not the deep mystery of the Ocean…
Response: Not the running flow of the river…
Call: Not the crystal of snow and ice…
Response: But the secrets of the still waters.
Call: From the still waters springs the greatest number of lives!
Response: And it is this that we must honor.
Call: Welcome into ourselves the song of the whispering reeds!
Response: Welcome into ourselves the oncoming winter.

Chant:

Cold as stone
Marshes heart
We will own
What is apart

[Pagan Book of Hours]