You will now place your hands in the bowl of water and take a deep breath in. On the exhalation, imagine moving those negative feelings from your body, down your arms, into your hands and into the water. I wash away these obstacles state the obstacles now, knowing that you will take them away from me. I know I have begun to change for the better and will continue to do so! When you are ready you are now going to burn the herbs on the charcoal.
The fragrant smoke will rise and you then pass the symbol of your new healthy and vibrant life through the smoke. As you do this say:. It is now a talisman perfect to attract to me ways of improving my body and mind. Listen for ideas, messages, images and write down everything that comes to mind, no matter how unrelated it may seem. Later, act on these messages as soon as possible as these are your first steps forward towards your new life. Keep the talisman with you as much as possible.
Repeat at the same time for three consecutive lunales a tri-lunar cycle. This does not mean asexual as Virgin goddesses expressed their sexuality openly and without shame. Truly a modern woman! Artemis has the following attributes: Outdoorsy,vital, truely present, revels in her body. Truly happy in her Self…. Enjoys her own company yet is profoundly connected in particular to other women. Gains her worth from who she is and her purpose, rather than who she is connected or partnered with.
A new moon solar eclipse candle blessing, to help you move through transitions with ease
Stay in at least 15 minutes. Imagine how good each part of your body feels in that soft warmth. Please wear a robe or something you can slip out of easily. You will be naked for some of the ritual. Ensure the room is warm. Try to face the moon if you can. Have your herbs and your Oak branch and cotton at the ready. Welcome the Goddess and thank her for being with you here tonight in this beautiful place. Ask that you receive Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon in your circle and within you tonight. Ask that, she, who embodies purpose and connection, and is generous yet discerning with it, bless you this night.
Look at the candle or go within. Imagine the Goddess is before you. She can look as you wish…. Imagine the Goddess of the Moon and Hunt as you see her: vital, glowing, all woman, all powerful. She is perhaps with her bow and arrow, her hunting dogs or her hunting cat. She stands as a warrior woman, yet she is soft and compassionate. She is reaching out to you. She is telling you that you too are a Goddess. He bowed again and departed taking it with him, leaving her standing there, unsure what to do next. The voice coming through the helmet reminded her of James Garner from Maverick.
This feels so extravagant. Immediate realization command is a major feature. She liked the way they felt. Energy is provided by solar fuel disks intended to last well beyond the life of your vehicle. Oh why not? Wearing it gave her a bold feeling. She climbed onto the cushy purple leather seat and pressed the center button on the helmet. Aloud she said. Who are you? Someone in an outsourced job in India? She saw stalls of vegetables and fruit, and was almost overwhelmed by the smells of exotic spices and exhaust fumes.
She experienced the ever present dust; she heard the constant blaring of the horns of trucks and buses. Confused and disoriented, she clutched the handlebars. Cows wandered toward her. A small army of begging children headed her way. Instantly she was back in her driveway.
She sat back and clasped her hands. Was that a hallucination? Am I going crazy? I went to India? With our advanced development, you can ride in and out of time as well. But only for moments. In her mind she saw Maverick from late night TV selling time machines. The voice went on. She was quite impressed by his acumen.
She had a sudden thought. Students in caps and gowns trudged down an aisle. She recognized herself. She wore glaring red lipstick. She could see and almost experience the discomfort of those dressy shoes her mother had insisted on buying her for the occasion.
She could still almost feel those shoes. To be continued. Struggle can find no foothold when confronted with gentleness, because conflict can only exist when fed by two opposing forces. Throughout life we must cope with blockages that impede our forward momentum. Whether these obstacles are of a personal, professional, or societal nature, our first instinct may be to push against the obstruction.
But the simplest way to alleviate resistance is to approach it gently, with a soft manner and kind intentions. Struggle and strife can find no foothold when confronted with gentleness because conflict can only exist when fed by two opposing forces. So many areas of our lives can benefit from the application of gentleness. The beauty of gentleness lies in its multifaceted nature.
It is part love, part compassion, part patience, part understanding, and part respect for others. When we move through life gently as a matter of course, we naturally attract these wonderful elements into our lives. This does not mean that gentle people are by nature passive or meek. Rather, their copious inner power is manifested in their gentleness and their choice to move with the flow of the universe instead of against it.
- The Didi Man.
- OLD MR MORGAN;
- Strawberry (Exotic Fruits Book 1)?
You can make use of gentleness in your own life by applying it in situations where you feel challenged by your circumstances or by people in your environment. As you move forward gently, the energy pervading your life will likely shift and, consequently, the blockages before you will vanish. Cooperation progresses smoothly when approached gently because all parties involved feel confident that their needs will be met.
And quarrels are easily quelled with gentleness because the dualistic concepts of losing and winning are made moot by our willingness to exercise infinite patience with those whose values differ from our own. Gentleness must be practiced, as we are inadvertently encouraged to act competitive in certain phases of our lives. At first, your established habits may make being truly gentle challenging. Yet after a time, if you commit to consciously applying gentleness to all areas of your life, whether by collaborating rather than competing or yielding graciously to the impassable roadblocks in your path in order to seek a new road, you will find that you begin to act gently habitually.
Your patterns of thought and behavior become ever more peaceful, and you will discover that you encounter far less impassable resistance on your individual journey. It is important to be there for our friends during the good times, not just the difficult times. When we are close friends with someone, we intuitively know when they need a hug, a helping hand, or a sympathetic ear.
Likewise, when we are going through bleak periods in our lives, we count on friends to support us through loss, illness, and other setbacks, both big and small. And while part of being a good friend means being there when the other person needs us, it is just as important to be there for our friends so we can share in their joyous celebrations and triumphs.
After all, who else would our friends want to celebrate their promotions, graduations, marriages, and good news with than their loved ones and good friends. Yet depending on what is happening in our lives, it can sometimes be difficult to be there for our friends during the good times. We can become so busy with our own lives that we forget to make time. Or we may be so focused on our own problems that we may not feel like celebrating with our friends.
Yet part of being a true friend means also being there during the good times. Success and happiness can feel empty without someone to share them with, and who better to join in our victory dances than our good friends. And in many ways, by wanting you around during their happy occasions, your friends are also honoring you.
After all, it is the people we cherish that we want to sing at our birthdays, visit our newborn babies, and pop open that bottle of champagne when we reach a milestone moment. The next time a friend wants you to be there to celebrate with them, remember to feel honored that they thought of asking you. Together, you can celebrate their happiness and your rich friendship. Aries Personal theme: I am!! In fact, when life is too predictable, you can get bored and will create your own excitement.
Take it slowly. People who refuse to listen to a word you say because they think they know everything make you irritable. Keep a hold of your temper when you are up against someone who is being obstinate and condescending. Leave it to someone else to do the arguing. If you are single an old flame could be rekindled, and this puts a happier and more hopeful slant on your plans for the future.
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Already you may have had to readjust meetings and alter schedules. This could be a pattern that lasts for the next couple of weeks. The effect on you may be that you feel the need to be in two places at once. Goalposts could move and very quickly. That said, with Venus now in direct motion in your opposite sign, you may find that a partner is infinitely more supportive than they might have appeared to be a few weeks ago.
Taurus Personal theme: I have!! However, during this period of exciting, if disruptive twists and turns, even the simplest of arrangements will demand a rethink, possibly several times. Joint projects, romantic interests and team efforts are all favoured. This is no time to try to paddle your own canoe.
Spend time with friends and workmates whose company you enjoy. Working as a team will stimulate your imagination and you will enjoy being with others. You need to bring more variety to your life now. Involve as many friends as possible in fun activities. As of last Friday, your ruling planet, Venus, appeared at long last to be moving forward.
That said it might still feel as though for every step forward you are taking two back since Mercury is retrograde. This though may be no bad thing.
You might appreciate having opportunity to revise, and improve, and indeed, work successfully to a tighter budget. Recycling may be one of the themes of the week. In this respect, a concept you put forward midweek could mark you out as having a near genius idea. Your options for having a good time are limited as there are people you are trying to avoid. Someone is trying to control your behaviour.
A housemate will make unreasonable demands or an older relative expects you to drop everything whenever they need you. Emotional blackmail should not work on a smart person like you. There is a significant amount of planetary attention in Mutable signs like your own presently. This culminates in the Full Moon in your sign on Friday.
Yes, it is reasonable to conclude that you might be overly emotional. You may feel, especially with Mercury retrograde in your opposite sign, that others are going back on their word. Alien as it may be to you, you do need to make lists. This highlights the reward area of your solar chart. It may be that you indeed need to have fingers in more than one pie. That said; having them in a dozen is likely too much. Choices need to be made. Midweek would be near ideal for formulating a strategy. Cancer Personal theme: I feel!! Group projects keep you interested and occupied, and new friendships will be made.
Working as a team will be difficult, at times, but rewarding. There will be challenges within the group but if you take it in small stages, a mutual goal will be achieved. Let your amour plan a romantic getaway. You will both enjoy a change of scenery. This might just lead to a permanent relationship. Mars has now arrived in another of the Water signs.
Hopefully, this will bring renewed contact with those who live and work at some distance from you and enthuse you to spread your wings. A thirst for learning and, perhaps the need to master another language could lead to you revising something you learned years ago. With the lunar node now in your sign, no doubt others are aware of this need.
Though an emergency could threaten to destabilise you again midweek, the knowledge that there are those around doing their best to help you both preserve your separate sanity and stay on an even and harmonious keel, should be more than a little helpful. The result will be nothing short of miraculous. An old friend will contact you on Facebook or will text you from out of the blue. Catching up with each other will be lots of fun.
You might even feel inspired to plan a reunion. A refresher course will be more fun than expected. True, before the Full Moon, next Friday 23rd, you may be struggling through a sea of papers estimates etc. Yet turned on by the idea of forward planning and with all the experience gained in recent years, you could exude confidence and bring doubters on board.
Property matters might still warrant considerable discussion. A variation on this would be altering working conditions so that you feel more at home at work. At some level, you may sense that for your creative talents to flourish, your environment requires adjustment. This is one of those odd periods during which even carefully organised plans are unlikely to remain as they were initially conceived. Love is all around you. You and a partner are in tune with each other.
Agreeing to make things more permanent will feel right for you both. Are you single? Friends will make you feel special, valued and needed. Someone needs help to find a new place to live or to move into a new home. You can offer both practical and emotional assistance. They respect your sensible advice and your ability to create order from chaos. Without you they could never have got this far so quickly. Their revised perspective could act as an ideas generator and result in you being re-enthused but also determined to take whatever practical steps are necessary to make something happen.
The bigger decisions are probably in the early part of next week at the conjunctions of both Mercury and Jupiter with the Sun at the base of your solar chart and probable that this will necessitate you working through much of this weekend sifting through information. Libra Personal theme: I balance!! Unwise as doing nothing seems, by midweek certain facts will surface, most of which will explain the source of, and mostly rectify, those problems. In the meanwhile, this is the ideal time to consider which elements of your own life would benefit from a rethink.
Travel is frustrating. You will waste more time than it is worth through delays, diversions and hold-ups. Experiences you had been hoping to enjoy will be disappointing and you will wish you had stayed at home. Throw a small party for friends and neighbours and this will be lots more fun than a big event in a faraway place you had been thinking about going to. Enjoy simple pleasures. That this occurs just a couple of days before the Sun aligns with Mercury and Jupiter in an area that for you focuses both on local travel and on the written word, suggesting that by early next week, you will be racing around acquiring information, answering questions and developing a partnership with someone who might even live a long way away or speak another language.
The preparations for all of that begin this working week. It might be as well to consider placing some boundaries before the Full Moon. So, tempting as it is to seek guarantees, for now, go with the flow. Disagreements over money are pulling you and a partner in different directions. You might even be buying things without thinking about whether or not they are worth the cost. So maybe others are justified in being anxious. Occult supply shops are full of special-purpose candles at exorbitant prices. Don't waste your money on them; a candle you prepare for yourself is far better than an assembly-line product created by strangers.
Take a candle -- any plain candle will do -- charge it with magical intent and a strong visualization of your intended goal, and then burn it. If you wish, you can meditate further upon the goal while the candle burns in front of you.
Don't spend too long staring at a candle flame at close range; you may damage your eyes. If you want to get more elaborate, do some or all of the following: Choose a candle whose color corresponds to the magical purpose at hand. Rub the candle with appropriate scented oil, or warm it enough that the wax is slightly soft, and roll it in appropriate incense or powdered herbs. Carve or write suitable words or symbols on it.
If you're into making your own candles and stubs of old candles, provided they're not magically charged, can be recycled in this way , you can combine the colors you want, add herbs or scented oils to the melted wax, mold or carve the candle in a particular shape, or build a candle in layers that will burn in the appropriate sequence. As with any other magical work, the more focused effort and intent you put into creating a ritual tool, the more effective it will be when you use it. We can't all forge our own athames, but most of us can melt a little wax in a double boiler and pour or dip a candle.
Any physical action that effectively models the magical intent can be used as a part of spellwork. This can include flushing down the toilet a symbol of something you want to get rid of be careful not to clog the drain! Spellbooks will give you some ideas, but if a book doesn't have what you want, use your imagination.
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Work with the available materials and practical constraints. Be creative -- but you don't have to be elaborate. Read Wiccan texts to learn some of the symbols, and systems of symbols, that are available -- and then apply them in a way that works for you. This is simply a way for a group to simultaneously raise magical energy and direct it to a goal. There are many possible external procedures used to raise and shape and direct the energy.
It may be fired off in a slow trickle or in a sudden climactic burst. It may be used to charge an object that's physically present, or sent off to some distant target. Usually the cone of power is directed by one person -- but not necessarily. The only external characteristic that all cones of power have in common is that the participants stand or sit in a circle, facing inward. No matter what the external process or the accompanying visualization, all good cones of power feel much the same internally.
If a cone of power is fired off in a single burst, the release feels a bit like a good orgasm. This is no coincidence. Magical energy and sexual energy are made of the same stuff and are often interchangeable; this is the "secret" behind all sex magic techniques, and is also the reason why most Witches choose a day or two of sexual abstinence before a major magical working. An orgasm is also, incidentally, a failproof and pleasant way to ground leftover magical energy when you get home after a ritual.
The ethics of magic is a subject important enough to demand repeated discussion. In summary, though, the rule is this: examine every spell you do for its ethical implications before you begin. Are there any ways in which the intended result could cause harm to anyone or anything? Remember, a gain for one person can mean an undeserved loss for another, and rain in your parched garden could translate to flash floods or drought fifty miles away. Are there any loopholes in the wording or intent? Remember the cautionary tale of The Monkey's Paw. Are you willing to pay the necessary price, and to follow up the spellwork with effort of the more mundane sort?
Are you resorting to magic too soon, before other alternatives have been adequately tried? Do you have the consent of the intended recipient of the magical gift? Is what you're asking for what you really want? Is there any potential for harm in this spell? Communing with your deities will most definitely help you come to the correct decisions. In essence, Moonsilver can be considered the pagan's version of "holy water".
It may be used during full moon rituals to intensify one's closeness with the moon herself. On the night of a full moon, fill a silver chalice with clear spring water, hold it upwards to the moon. Then recite:. The waxing crescent moon is also the alchemist symbol for mercury, also known as quicksilver or liquid silver, and hence its association with the term moonsilver. However, inhaling or ingesting mercury is a dangerous deed, so the handling of mercury should not be considered for any type of ritual or spellcraft. The theory, that the heathen divinities originated in the personification of elemental powers.
Now my mate, Kaber, is a Wizard who focuses his interests on Elementalism, and I give to you his writings upon the subject. Elementalism is manipulating the energy around you through the use of visualization and focusing it for a specific purpose. The energy around us comes from the elements of Earth, Fire, Water, Air and spirit.
They can be combined as say steam Water-air. The more elements you draw from the greater the energy but you must beware of opposing forces. Using Fire and Water as base elements in which to draw from may cause conflict and your "Spell" will not have the desired results. Some thoughts, on using the elements, by defining them. Earth is a grounding force; it is solid, wall like; unmovable as a whole and very physical. It is the manifestation of a reality that we can touch. It is also passive. It is foundation and rarely causes change but is often affected by change.
Because of its stability it is a good focal point, ie: crystals, metals, stones, etc. Air is invisible; it moves at will. It is a carrier, a messenger. It sees all. Intangible and hard to define it surrounds everyone and everything. Air is playful. It embodies freedom, flight, fantasy and the heavens.
It is a carefree traveler. Combined with earth however, air can become savage in the form of a storm. As thunder it heralds the coming storm, it is the messenger of destruction. It can cause great damage itself when "angered" as the tornado. Swift, howling rage beating from all directions.
Fire is highly energetic; it consumes even as it lights. It needs air to lift it and earth to fuel it. It is quick, decisive, like lightning. In small amounts it too is playful, party like. It is the light and it is a focal point. It dances, mesmerizing, hypnotizing. It radiates energy and that energy lights the darkness, burns away the unnecessary. It is a symbol of rapid change and of love.
Fire is romantic and mysterious. Passionate and bold.
Its light is revealing; showing the hidden things. It is protective, keeping the creatures of the night at bay. As air it can grow uncontrollable. It is fury, a dragon? It will destroy indiscriminately. Consuming all in its path, it is vengeance leaving only ash and dust in its wake. Be very careful when using fire it can backlash and it will burn the hand that uses it.
Water is reflective, meditative; calming, soothing. It is a healer, washing away the dirt and purifying. It is a voyager and it keeps many secrets within its depths. Water generally moves slow but changes much. It erodes earth and puts out fire. It is the color blue, it is tolerance and understanding; patience and practice.
It is a sustainer, life giver. Water is a symbol of the psychic, and altered states, the depths of the mind. It flows to fit any container, malleable, it represents adaptation, change to fit any environment. It can take the forms of a solid, a gas, liquid and plasma. It too can be destructive.
It can rise to a torrent, washing away all around you. Its energy can become to much to control and thus "drown" you. Its beauty can be misleading and draw you further into its depths. It is turmoil. It can conflict with earth and beat against obstacles in its way until they fall; undermining the course set for it. Spirit is the force of energy within us and surrounds all around us. Like air it is intangible but its presence is strong. It is the guide, the seeker and teacher.
It is divine in nature and cosmic in energy. It is thought made reality, White and Gold it is universal and powerful.