Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Age: 20.09 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 371,579.15 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,039,326.15 km
What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness -- so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony.
The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.
"Eye - Wawz"
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Archer's bow, weapon. Magic. Deflection, prevention
To bring about profound change, to ease a life transition
Eihwaz possesses the power of both death and regeneration. A re-growth from the passing of the old situation into the form of the new situation. It is a rune that acts as a magickal protector and facilitator. All rites of passage, particularly those marking the transition into adulthood, contain the symbolism of death, the idea being that one's former 'self' has died and given birth to a new persona. Because of its position as the 13th rune it is sometimes considered as the death rune.
The Yew tree has mistakenly been linked with death because of the ancient practice of planting yew hedges around graveyards. Eihwaz is the thirteenth rune in the fuark, and marks the middle of the alphabet. (It is interesting to note that the Death card in the Tarot is also the thirteenth card.)
But the real reason the Yew was planted was to keep out unwanted scavenging animals - the evergreen Yew is both poisonous and impenetrable year-round. These Yews - now grown to huge gnarled old trees - are still to be found in many early British churchyards.
Ihwaz has no reverse
Witches Rune~The Sun
The Sun is well-known symbol of good omen and protection. It is the life giver, the light that chases away the darkness and brings the new day. It’s masculine and dynamic. In the Witches Runes, it represents the beginning of something new, or a significant change in a situation that was bleak. As a source of light, the Sun can symbolize the disclosure of secrets and the clarification of hazy situations.
Just like the Earth and the other planets revolve around the Sun, this rune indicates that you’ll soon be a source of attention for some reason, or that something (or someone) will grab your attention irremediably. It often symbolizes the bestowing of an honor or award, or the acknowledgement of a good work. This rune can literally put you under the spotlight and expose you to public scrutiny. Be prepared to deal with a crowd.
Traditionally, the Sun’s metal is the gold, and this also reflects in this rune – it’s a rune of material wealth and can represent very rich people.
In relationship readings, this rune can indicate that one of the partners has a very strong presence, and may sometimes dominate the relationship. There’s a strong Ego whenever the Sun appears, and this can be good or bad depending the nature of the relationship. In negative readings this rune can show that one of the partners is not allowing the the other to grow and shine on their own. But this is not very common – usually the Sun represents a vital and healthy relationship, even if it’s not necessarily a peaceful one.
We all seek that harmony and balance and often we can find it in peace but not always. The meaning here have several depending on the current situation at hand. In answering problems of conflict with another person is diplomacy, negotiations, or compromise to bring peace and resolve, not force. For inner conflict of an old wound or grudge, finding that place of peace by going through the steps of letting go and putting it in the past believing that it is in the past and time to move on.
Casting with the focus of this stone is great for applying to spells on household harmony, quarrels with others.
Are you going through life carrying old grief, pain or hate? If so, Dove (sometimes known as Mourning Dove) encourages you to let go of your emotional baggage so that true healing can take place. It’s time to forgive, release, and move forward. And, know that healing Dove is flying right beside you.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You are a quick learner and thinking on your feet enables you to be quite comfortable in situations that would make anyone else uneasy. However, you may get your signals crossed today and make a rash decision based on a misunderstanding. Reality isn’t as black and white as you expect; it’s possible to see a lot of shades of gray. Acknowledging your lack of certainty lessens the pressure you might feel now. Instead of running with one of your spontaneous ideas, it’s wiser to take your cues from others. You don’t always have to be the leader of the pack.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You might not be able to make too much sense of recent events and have trouble shaking off a belief that you should know more than you do. You may have suffered during an emotional encounter, yet it’s crucial now to concentrate on the present moment instead of the past. Don’t look back; channel your energy into communicating your current perspective instead. Being practical works best for you, but don’t shut out a good idea just because you can’t back it up with solid facts. Sometimes faith is all you really need.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You feel like a pendulum swinging one way and then the other. If you have been too serious these last few months, you might be tempted to overcompensate today and show a more happy-go-lucky side. However, ignoring reality is not a smart strategy, even if you deserve to escape into your imagination. Indulging in a bit of fantasy can be emotionally healing now as long as you also acknowledge the importance of current events. The good news is that walking in two worlds comes naturally to you Twins.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Someone might be all over your case about your work or a relationship. But you don’t really want reminders from people who don’t know all the facts. You know exactly what you must do; your problem is that you currently lack the concentration you need to finish the job. If your willpower is flagging now, rest assured that you will have more energy in the days to follow. Although denial isn’t a permanent answer, kindly asking others to back off today gives you time to find a solution on your own.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
People seem to have a lot to say today, but you may be so enchanted with your own world that you don’t have the energy to connect with everyone else. However, in the spirit of friendship, you might take time to listen to someone’s story, but it only serves to distract you from your inner work. Fortunately, you don’t have to close yourself off completely from those you love in order to be true to yourself. Follow both paths at once; inspiration can be found anywhere you go.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your thorough analysis usually enables you to make the best-informed decisions, but your thinking might be a bit too convoluted today for your own good. Rational Mercury flourishes when it has good data as its disposal, but your logic is somewhat confused by dreamy Neptune. You can swiftly turn even the most basic facts into subjective stories and the most accurate perceptions into impressionistic paintings. Once you accept that everything in life is illusory now, you will be able to be spontaneous and enjoy yourself in the present moment.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Unfinished projects at work or home weigh heavily on your mind, especially if you have more obligations than you can meet today. There’s no reason to waste your precious energy fretting about things you can’t change if the demands being made on your time are unrealistic. Your fantasies may send you into a tailspin of doubt, but don’t let them drive you to distraction. Rather than getting caught up in your fears, continue to demonstrate your competence without second-guessing your decisions. A positive attitude produces the best results.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Although your perceptions are instinctively on point, you’re likely to take them to a deeper and darker place than needed. Your imagination may run wild now and you could spend too much time lost in fantasies without conscious limits. No matter what, don’t let your nagging worries turn into all-encompassing compulsions. If you find yourself obsessing over too many strange ideas, pull your energy back into the real world through physical activity or direct engagement with others. Flights of fancy are fine as long as you remember when it’s time to return to Earth.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You may continue to experience pressure to take care of lingering financial matters today. Or, perhaps, you might derive considerable benefit from reevaluating what you have to give to others. Either way, be realistic about what you value and what you are worth. You are being offered a very small margin of error now; there’s no room to fool yourself. A mistake in judgment will likely cycle back to haunt you pretty quickly, so take your time and get it right. Finding peace of mind is priceless.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
There’s no reason to set your sights so high today that you set yourself up for failure. Even if you have time to focus on your goals, you still cannot accomplish everything you want. Part of your current dilemma stems from the wide gap between reality and fantasy, with little ability to distinguish between the two. The fact is you are a human being, possessing irrational emotions that can’t help but affect your thinking. Lighten up and grant yourself temporary permission to daydream — even if it negatively impacts your productivity. Exploring your imagination is the first step to understanding your heart.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Although you might be unable to keep your mind from wandering today, your unexpressed thoughts can teach you exactly what you need to know. However, you must be totally honest with others and tell them you are not in the mood for socializing now. Sharing your truth prevents anyone from expecting more from you than you can give. There’s no need to fear the dark corners of your brain, for they hold the keys to the most amazing lights of inspiration.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You wish you didn’t have so many commitments today because you’re not interested in engaging in lighthearted conversations upon command. Nevertheless, it’s not wise to postpone an event because you’ll probably feel more inclined to participate once you get there. You don’t have to fake a pleasant attitude; if you are in a serious frame of mind now, just be exactly who you are. Others will appreciate your honesty and integrity, making you grateful that you don’t have to hide your true nature when among your friends.
Be Blessed Today Pagans!
DWR wk -5
All Old World Witches knows the importance of the plants we use in the craft and each part of the plant has a specific purpose. This is why it is important to know each section of the plant and its magickal properties. Having a proper shelf for the craft items we need especially when it involves the herbs more that any other tool of the craft.
Name the 6 symbolic sections and their meanings known as the spiritual botany?
So knowing that each part of the plant holds a specific magickal principle, define what the “sharing shadow” means?
What does the genius loci or genii loci mean?
How does the genii loci communicate with humans?
What is the “Hallow” and what does it mean?
We know that witches and non witches connect with plants it is a vital part of our pulse on essence of life, so share with me a technique to communicating with a plant?
What is the the following word mean?
What does the following word mean?
How do you stimulate the magical intent of the plant and what do you call this technique?
What is the “sorcerer's root” and why is it important?
What is the White & Black Hawthorn connected to?
What is the mandrake used for?
What is the three plant combination denotes the entryway to the otherworlds?
What are the following plants associated with?
What is the White Tree?
Give your interpretation summary of the Old Ones of the Forest?
Write your own “Interfacing with the Plant” chant?
Do you have a witches staff ?
If you do please describe how you obtained it, what type of wood and adornments if any.
If you do not have a witches staff if you were to make one describe it?
In chapter 5 write your own “Anu Earth Magic Spell” using your personal ingredients and tools.
Summarize chapters 4 &5.
Q-21 3 Rays
Now that I have sent you one of my protection & shielding spells, I want you to write your own using the 3 rays protection spell and mine to develop a personalized one of your own using the chart guides from pages 107 & 112. So your personal protection spell has guides for mineral & plant. You will be composing your own chant ritual and set-up with all components & correspondences....remember your astrological & timing.
Elder Founder Airwolf
Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry
Educational Institution of Magick
WEEK 6-VI-STUDENT EDITION
What is the “Golden Bough?”
What is the “Law of Similarity” and the “Law of Contagion?”
Give me 1 example for each of the following “magical methods?”
A: (Note-we have reviewed examples in previous chapters.)
Student examples for the following categories.
1-words of power?
What was the cord spell used for traditionally? Be specific please.
What is the purpose to the following types magic for spells ? ( be specific please.)
5- Knot Negativity=
6-Symbol and Image=
13- Potted Plants=
14-Gems & Stone Spells=
17-Amulets & Talismans=
A Greenwitch is constantly aware of her surroundings and takes nothing for granted, so what are the 5 basic thing she/he is aware of at all times?
When working with elements and most aspects it usually falls in groups of two or four and all these need to be respected, so name all the “tides correspondence” for each element?
A: Be exact!
In the psychology of magic, please explain the process of the “De'ja' Vu” experience in detail?
What is “keening” and how can you obtain it?
Give me three “personal examples” of a De'ja'vu moment?
Student personal experiences.
Give me the six “herbal/plant listings by dark power purpose with three herbs for each?
What is the definition of Ogham and why do we use it for?
What are the realms of the Ogham?
How many Kings are there in the Ogham, and what directions do they represent?
How many Queens are there in the Ogham and what directions do they represent.
What is a few and fifths in a ogham?
How many paths to to each realm?
What is the world, direction, and its aspect for the following?
When throwing a ogham spread, describe the four interpretation process?
In throwing a spread, which fews do we not use?
In the “overall reading uses and interpretations” how many aspects and what are they?
What is “Passing the Midhes?”
A: (note-be precise)
In this weeks test you will be asked to make a witches ladder and submit a picture. I will provide two examples.
You will also be asked to create and submit a petition spell.
You will also be asked to submit a description of a kitchen craft spell.
You will also be asked to submit documented “Meditation of Knowing” spell with conversion chart.
In the following weeks test 7on Thursday the (date) next full moon you will be asked to create your own Ogham, submit a picture (paper, sticks, and stones will do but it is up to you how elaborate or creative you want to be) state your intent and perform the “Passing the Midhes” spell. You will also attache your conversion table with this spell. Since the “ Passing the Midhes” involves many worlds it can be used anytime, but makes sure your intent matches all aspects. Please follow and document all preparations for this spell.
Happy & Safe Spellcasting!
Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry
Institution of Magick
CLEVER CRONES CAULDRON OF ANTIQUITIES
by ~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~ on 18 April 2015 at 00:25
CLEVER CRONES CAULDRON OF ANTIQUITIES
WILL BE DOWN TEMPORARILY WHILE I MOVE THE STORE TO A NEW LOCATION.
I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES AND SHALL BE BACK UP BY THE 25TH OF APRIL 2015.
Dark Witch Realm
This week I will ask that you summerize reading assignments and submit to me via firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Secrets of the Blood from book Hereditary Witchcraft and prepare a Lasa Shrine and write your dedication to your diety, take pic and submit.
Read the Three Morrigans from the book Dark Goddess and write your personal hymn to the Morrighan and submit.
Read in Unearthing the Witch in the book Old World Witchcraft and fashion your own birch doll, submit pic with a spell crafted around the ash, birch, and willow.
Read chapter 1 of the three Rays and a specific tradition from chart 1 write and submit your own three drop incantation. Remember you can make shift the three drops from the cauldron of your own explaining its properties and power within tha incantation.
Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry
Magickal Institution Educational Document