Today’s rich and creamy energies come courtesy of ‘National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.’ While it’s not known who exactly invented ice cream, the credit sometimes goes to Macedonian king Alexander the Great. In fact, there was a chilled jellied dessert called macedoine that now serves as the original recipe. Marco Polo brought a recipe for a sherbet-like delight to Italy upon his return from Asia. According to Feng Shui, the different flavors of ice cream can determine the magical effect it can have on whoever eats it. For example, blueberry ice cream is believed to bestow protection from things that go bump in the night. Butter pecan is thought to bring money, while cherry vanilla is said to attract sweet love. But only chocolate ice cream can flavor your life with love, money and protective powers. Sometime today, indulge in a big bowl of powerful protection, delicious abundance and yummy love. If you want a little more of that last one, remember to put a cherry on top! Now that’s some just desserts!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Deity of the Day
Also known as SHOU-HSING, SHOU-LAO, NAN-JI-XIAN-WENG
God of Longevity and Old Age, and the most venerable member of the SAN-XING happiness squad.
His name means ‘Star Of Long Life’. He is old and bald, and always carries a Golden Peach of Immortality from XI-WANGMU’s Holy Peach Garden. These are found only in Heaven and ripen once every three thousand years.
Ironically he didn’t actually get to eat one. His long life came about by quite different means. Once he was a young and sickly lad named Zhao-Yen, who was destined to die when he reached 19. Told by a fortune-teller to enter a certain field armed with a packed lunch, he found two men playing checkers.
Having been warned to keep his mouth shut, he silently offered them spring rolls and wine, which were gratefully accepted. So gratefully, in fact, that the men, revealing themselves to be the Gods of Birth and Death, offered him longevity.
First they took his allotted lifespan of 19 years and reversed it, giving 91 years. Then they munched another spring roll, had another sip of wine, and decided he deserved immortality. That must have been a very impressive packed lunch.
ABOUT SHOU-XING : FACTS AND FIGURES
Location : China
Gender : Male
Category : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Sshoh Sheeng
Alternative names : SHOU-HSING, SHOU-LAO, NAN-JI-XIAN-WENG
Good day, my luvs! I am going to make it short and sweet today. I hope everyone is having a very relaxing and enjoyable Saturday. Thanks for stopping by and spending some of your day with me.
Have a great one, sweeties!
Affirmation of the Day for Saturday, Jan. 28th
“I turn my attention inward to sense the tug of hidden desires. Clear in my self-awareness, I am now free to make my choice.”
Thought of the Day for Saturday, Jan. 28th
“The significance of a man is not in what he attains but rather in what he longs to attain.”
Empowering An Object With Your Intent
Focus On A Pebble
You can use a pebble as a talisman to act as a focus for your ambitions and goals. Hold the pebble in your hand and focus your attention on it. Look at the smooth grain of its surface and the variations in hue, and feel the cool hardness of th pebble against your skin. Now close your eyes and squeezing the pebble tightly in one hand, wish for the fulfilment of an important dream or goal. As you do so imagine that the stone is glowing in your hand, charged with the energy of your wish. Put the stone in a place where you will see it on a daily basis to remind you of your goal. Whenever you are about to take a step toward achieving your goal and require an extra boost, squeeze the stone in your hand to summon your energies and focus your mind.
As well as pebbles, there are many other things that you can use as talisman – for example a semi-precious stone or crystal, a pendant, or a small toy or doll.
PROTECTION, The Five Pebbles
Go to a moving brook or stream. While standing in the water and facing downstream, remove five small pebbles from the stream bed As you do this, visualize your need for protection.
As your hand closes over the pebbles, see them beaming out protective energies. Just as the pebbles are hard and have weathered for eons, so too will they strengthen your protective shield.
Now carry them at all times for protection. If you wish, place them in a small pouch or a fold of cloth, or incorporate them into some form of jewelry.
Erotic Festival Day
Festival of the Orgone
St. Vincent’s Day (patron of winegrowers, schoolgirls, vinegar makers)
Dance of the 7 Veils Day
Festival of Invoking & Banishing
Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
National Blond Brownie Day
St. Timothy’s Day (Greek)
Goddess Month of Hestia ends
Munich Ballet Festival begins
Hong Kong Arts Festival begins
Mayan Chronological Estimation: A Good Day For Those Who Walk In The Country.
This Korean formula is used to remove sources of pollution. Use it in cleansing spells and for banishing.
1. Grind ashes, salt and red pepper to a fine powder.
2. Add the resulting powder to spring water.
This product is intensified if the ashes are the remains of protective spells or holy verses.
In Korea, water with ash is a traditional soap base. Salt and red pepper are used to effect exorcisms.
Greetings on the 14th day of July with the theme of Transformation.
This is a Receiving/Accepting Affirmation in the second week of the month.
Make this a now day!
I am ready right now to live in empowered transformation.
ABOUT TODAY’S AFFIRMATION
Yes, we are ready, right? I often hear people say that they
are ready to live the good life, yet are not willing to be
what they seek. They want happiness, yet are not willing to
BE HAPPY right now! They expect happiness to come from
outside them — puff! The knight in shining armor. The
beautiful princess. The perfect job. The money from the
lottery. Everything to MAKE them happy or empowered or
satisfied. Many people use affirmations and other
techniques to try to manipulate the Universe. However,
the world does not work that way. We must BE right now what
we desire, because life takes place in the NOW, in the
present. To quote Mahatma Gandhi, “We must be the change we
wish to see in the world.”
Copyright Jeanie Marshall, Empowerment Consultant
Each year, with the onset of Winter, flocks of birds from the Northern hemisphere fly long distances to warmer territories in the South. Birds navigate their way by following internal compasses comprising tiny grains of a mineral called magnetite, stored in their brains. During rest stops they recalibrate their inner compasses using the positions of the stars to account for the fact that magnetic north lies 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) from the North Pole. When rest stops are too short, birds can get disorientated. In a similar way we possess a sense of inner knowing that helps us to find our way in life. But, unless we allow ourselves daily periods of time alone in which to tune into this inner knowing and recalibrate it against changing circumstances, we, like migrating birds, can lose our way.