The Witches Spell I Give To You for Jan. 12th: To Banish Anger

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To Banish Anger

You will need one onion, a black candle

Cleanse the onion in fresh water, consecrated by you for your purpose. During a waxing moon, preferably on a Monday (unless you need to do this sooner) otherwise, Monday for the moon’s emotions–Take the onion and light your candle. You can carve any protective symbols you wish on the onion to personalize it or leave it as it is. What you must remember is, the onion represents you.

As you sit in the light of your black candle, peel the onion, layer by layer, knowing that with each layer you peel, you remove one more layer of pain you hold within yourself, one more layer of hate, anger, rancor or greed.

After you have completed your task, and your onion is completely peeled, place the remains in a white bowl on your windowsill in the kitchen. Recognize that the Moon’s power will remove the negativity around you, (even if the light of the Moon is not visible, it’s the energy and thought that is important).

Once you have finished this spell, take a shower, or bath to cleanse and purify and complete your work. Now that you are now cleansed.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Dec. 14th is Moon

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Today

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The Moon

Although men have stepped upon the moon and scientists have analyzed it almost endlessly, there remains in our collective unconscious a vision of the moon that shrouds it in mystery. And why wouldn’t there be? Being earth’s closest neighbor, having a clear influence on many of earth’s cycles and constantly changing in appearance, it is only fitting that our ancestors endlessly pondered and speculated on our magnificent moon’s powers. The Moon represents the pure feminine nature and the gateway to understanding the mystical world that cannot be explained by science. Its soft glow provides a gentle light in the darkness of night. Metaphorically, the powers associated with the moon supply the seeker with a light to explore the mystical aspects of our world. It empowers the sense of wonder in those open to psychic adventures.

As a daily card, The Moon is indicative of a time when your feminine side and connection to the spiritual world is very strong. Essentially you are “tuned in” spiritually which makes this an ideal time for you to investigate your place in our mystical world.

Making Moon Water

Making Moon Water

 

Moon water is at its most potent when made on the night of the full moon or during a partial or total lunar eclipse. You can also make it in the two or three days before the full moon if the skies are clear and the moon is shining brightly.

1.   On the night of the full moon (it rises around sunset) set a silver colored or clear crystal bowl outdoors where the moonlight can shine on it.

2.   Half-fill it with still mineral water, if possible from a sacred source, and, if you have any add a few drops of water from a holy well. You can substitute bubbling tap water.

3.   Surround the bowl with pure white flowers or blossoms or small moonstones.

4.   If you have a small silver bell, ring it three times, saying for each ring:

“First the Maiden, now the Mother, then the Wise Grandmother.”

5.  Raise your arms on either side of your head, your hands facing upwards flat with pal uppermost and repeat the same words three times.

6.   Stir the water nine times moonwise (anticlockwise) with a silver colored paper knife (silver being the color and metal of the moon) or an amethyst crystal point. Ask the moon mother to bless the water and those who use it.

7.    If you are not carrying out a moon ceremony, leave the bowl in position, covered with fine mesh, overnight.

8.  Ring the bell three times more before leaving and say:

“Blessings Be.”

9.   If you don’t have a bell, kneel and put your hand round the bowl, saying:

“Blessings Be.”

10.  Using a glass jug and filter, pour the water if possible into small blue, silver or frosted glass bottles that you can seal and keep in your fridge or a cool place until the next full moon night. If you use a plain bottle label it so you don’t mistake it for another magickal water.

11.  Any water left at the end of the moon period should be poured into the ground before moonrise on the next full moon night.

Making A Moon Altar

Making A Moon Altar

 

1.   Outdoors, use a rock or a table and on it either set a silver tray or make a circle with white stones, shells or clear glass nuggets. Thirteen stones for the 13 moons is most symbolic unless you are superstitious, in which case use nine (for the three by three of the triple moon goddess).

2.   Set the stone circle anticlockwise if following moon lore or keep to the normal clockwise direction if you prefer.

3.   If you are using an indoor altar, place a white or natural beeswax candle at the four main direction points. If you decide to work outdoors,  you can use small, glass enclosed white night lights that will not blow out in the wind or you can rely on the moonlight.

4.  In the center of the altar place a dish of moon water (in beach rituals you can collect sea water, the water ruled by the moon).

5.   Circle this bowl with moonstones of white shells (13 or nine), creating an inner circle.

6.   Position a moon incense to the right of the dish of water as you face west, still within the moonstone inner circle.

7.   You will also need a metal or ceramic oil burner with a night light underneath it to the left of the water bowl with the middle circle as you face west.

8.   You can enclose just the bowl in a third even smaller circle of three small white stones, shells or moonstones, thus giving one circle for each phase of the moon.

9.  The bowl of water will act as the medium for raising the power.

10.  If you have a willow wand (or a pointed twig willow twig), lay this directly in front of the bowl with the tip facing west (outside the innermost circle if you make one).

 

The Chinese Moons

The Chinese Moons

 

Chinese tradition tells how once there were 12 moons, one for each month of the year. Their mother Heng O, who was also mother of the ten suns washed her 12 moon children in a lake at the western edge of the world and each traveled for their month’s journey to the East where the sun children waited.

In one version the divine archer Yi killed nine of the sun children and was punished by their father (whom he also killed)by being made mortal. Yi then married Heng O, who agreed to spare her life and those of the moon children, if she became his wife. But he tricked her and killed 11 of the moon children as well. She stole from him the herb of immortality and fled with her youngest child to the skies where Yi could not follow her. Here she took the form of the toad who can still be seen in the moon and who is a symbol of prosperity and good luck in China. In some versions all the moon children were saved and they went to the physical moon from which each still flies his moon chariot on his appointed month high across the sky so that Yi cannot harm him.

Mythology of the Moon

Mythology of the Moon

 

In legend, the Moon was seen as the home of the Goddess or as the Goddess Herself and like the Sun was among the first things to be created.

The Creation Of The Moon

The Navajo legend tells of the creation of the Sun and Moon. The first people emerged from the Underworld to live on the surface of the Earth. But the Earth was dark and cold and so First Man and First Woman fashioned two disks from glowing crystal quartz to form the Sun and Moon so that there would be light by both day and night.

First the Sun disk was adorned with a mask of blue turquoise with red coral around its edge and it offered warmth as well as light. First Man and First Woman next attached eagle and lark feathers to the Sun so that its light and heat would be cast to all four corners of the Earth. The Sun disk was fixed in the Eastern sky with lightning darts. First Man and First Woman paused to admire the great beauty they had created for the day and then turned to the night.

The moon disk was decorated with clear shimmering crystal and pearl white shells, and like the Sun was fixed high in the sky. But to the sorrow of the first people, their creations were static and lifeless.

Two wise old men offered their spirits to the disks that they might live and move forever. First Man and First Woman then marked out the daily path of the Sun by fixing twelve eagle feathers at equal points. At dawn, the Sun began to move across the sky, warming and illuminating all in the blackness beneath. At dusk, the Sun returned tired from his journey, and the Moon, also adorned with eagle feathers began his course.

However, Wind Boy, who thought it unfair that the Moon should have to travel so far by night alone, blew his strong breezes so that the moon might glide effortlessly across the darkened heavens. However, the moon’s eagle feathers blew across his face, temporarily blinding him and so to this day the moon follows an irregular passage across the night sky.

Busy As A Bee Money Spell

BUSY AS A BEE MONEY SPELL

This spell should be performed on a waxing moon.

You will need:

Your business card or a piece of paper with your name printed clearly

A pen

Cotton wool

30 cm of red ribbon

A glass bottle

Honey

Visualize yourself happy and working and say:

“My life and accounts shall soon be in balance”

Draw a bee on the back of your business card or piece of paper, buzzing from flower to flower. Lay it on the cotton wool.

Roll into a cylinder, wrap it around with the ribbon saying:

“My life and accounts shall soon be in balance”

Place the scroll into the bottle, fill it with honey, replace the stopper, saying:

“My life and accounts shall soon be in balance”

Plant an oak tree and bury the bottle under it, or place the bottle into the freezer.

Every evening in the waxing moon water the tree, or turn the bottle clockwise repeating the above.

 

Daily Cosmic Calendar for November 16th

The cosmos is trying to come to your defense and ease your psychic pain — following the trio of discordant aspects that seemed to come out of nowhere yesterday. The big problem early on today is that the Moon makes its monthly union with the red planet Mars in late Sagittarius (1:45AM PST). This not only has the capacity to increase volatility across the board, but it begins a short void lunar uncertainty cycle that lasts until 2:37AM PST when the Moon enters earthy, industrious Capricorn.  Meanwhile, there is a potential mellowing-out taking place as Juno forms an inspirational, 72-degree link to far-out Neptune (2:20AM PST) while Venus trines Vesta in air signs (2:38AM PST) — happening just 1 minute after the void lunar cycle is over. The Juno-Neptune and Venus-Vesta alignments — occurring just 18 minutes apart — are a big boost for women in general, forging sisterhood ties, and creative artistic expression.  Once the Moon is solidly in the tenth zodiacal sign of Capricorn (2:37AM PST), it is natural to strive to reach the executive penthouse by climbing the ladder to worldly success. Determination and hard work are the dynamic duo leading you to new heights of responsibility. Helping you along the way is a sensitive and yet purposeful trine from Saturn to Chiron (3:24AM PST).  Mood swings can change quite a bit later on when the Moon makes its monthly union with Pluto in Capricorn (3:19PM PST). While this lunar connection with the planet of the underworld has a tendency to equate with rising worries and fears, your ability to tune into spiritual willpower and mental concentration — like a laser beam used in medicine and manufacturing — can become a saving grace right when you need it the most.  Keep track of the shift by Mars from Sagittarius to Capricorn (6:37PM PST). The red planet remains in its sign of exaltation until December 25, 2012. Mars in Capricorn can always be utilized to stimulate career planning and professional advances.

The Witches Almanac for *Friday, November 16th

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The Witches Almanac for *Friday, November 16th

*Friday (Venus): Love, friendship, reconciliation, and beauty.

St. Margaret of Scotland’s Day

Moon Sign: *Sagittarius

*Sagittarius: Encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. Favors expansion and growth.

*Waxing Moon

*The Waxing Moon is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Moon enters *Capricorn 5:35 am

*Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

Moon phase: First Quarter

Incense: Vanilla

Color: Pink

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for November 15th

If you think that Tuesday’s Total Solar Eclipse and Wednesday’s shift by Chiron are ancient history, think again. As indicated on prior dates in this calendar, major celestial alignments and events from the day before or two days before are still percolating in the psychic atmosphere — influencing mega-millions of human beings around the globe.  Fortunately, the lunar orb in Sagittarius carries a note of positive thinking, opportunity knocking, and essential optimism. This is certainly reinforced during the monthly Moon-Juno union (7:33AM PST). Energize primary partnerships in a respectful, balanced and harmonious manner. Be more fashion-conscious and check out the latest clothing designs and hair styles. Love vibrations increase in frequency when the Moon forms a supportive, 60-degree tie with Venus (2:30PM PST).  However, tensions start to rise shortly after this sky pattern occurs as Venus forms an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Pallas (3:54PM PST), Saturn makes a similar, 150-degree liaison with Uranus (4:28PM PST) while Mercury parallels Pluto (6:44PM PST). Ouch! These three challenging alignments — happening within three hours — can easily cast a pall over the rest of the day and send you to a corner of the school room with a dunce cap on your head.  Don’t go on an egocentric tear or push your agenda at all cost. The past (Saturn) and future (Uranus) are clashing, and problem-solving is more difficult than usual. Strive for greater objectivity, peace of mind and serenity to get through this 24-hour time-period relatively unscathed.