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I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age
of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess
I have one son now coming into his native shaman training and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

How to see and READ the AURA:

 

 

There is nothing “paranormal” in the Universe, except our limited understanding of Nature. What we think we “know” on Earth now is just a tiny drop in the Ocean of Knowledge.

 

In the distant past, people admired things they could not explain and called them “miracles”. Long ago, people were able to see Auras. Advanced spiritual people such as Buddha, Christ and their immediate students were painted with golden haloes around their heads, because some artists could actually see Auras. In Australia remote West Kimberleys you can find prehistoric cave paintings (bottom left), many thousands of years old, depicting people with golden haloes. (photo courtesy G.L.Walsh) Nature gave us ALL we need to see Auras. All is required is the knowledge how to use your senses together with your conscious effort. If you decide not to try, you will NEVER see the Aura. On the other hand, when you SEE something for yourself, no longer will you need to rely on believing someone. You will KNOW. And you can use your knowledge to learn more.

 

Many great people in the past complained that "we have eyes and we do not see". Further in this document you will discover what they meant.

 

ANYONE can see auras to some degree. Rather than create an aura of mystery around my newly acquired skill, my approach is to show everyone what their eyes are capable of. When nearly everyone (including children) sees a similar thing, I consider this a part of our Nature and I say that it deserves our attention.

 

This page summarizes the content of regular lecture-workshops on seeing and Reading Auras held by Dr. Tom J. Chalko. It was written to be BRIEF. For best results you need to refer to it from time to time. If you want to arrange workshop and have a group of people ready, please contact the author. You can also buy Dr Tom J. Chalko workshop notes (an expanded version of this document). 

What is the Aura ?Everything in the Universe seems to be just a vibration. Every atom, every part of an atom, every electron, every elementary “particle”, even our thoughts and consciousness are just vibrations. Hence, we may define the Aura as a electro-photonic vibration response of an object to some external excitation (such as an ambient light for example). This definition is sufficient for the purpose of reading Auras, providing that we can train ourselves to see the Aura vibration.

 

The most important property of the Aura seems to be the fact that it containsINFORMATION about the object.

 

Aura around living (conscious) objects (people, plants ...) changes with time, sometimes very quickly. Aura around non-living object (stones, crystals, water...) is essentially fixed, but can be changed by our conscious intent. Above facts have been observed by scientists in Russia, who have been using Kirlian effect to study Auras for the last 50 years.

 

The Aura around humans is partly composed from EM (electromagnetic) radiation, spanning from microwave, infrared (IR) to UV light. The low frequency microwave and infrared part of the spectrum (body heat) seems to be related to the low levels of the functioning of our body (DNA structure, metabolism, circulation etc.) whereas high frequency (UV part) is more related to our conscious activity such as thinking, creativity, intentions, sense of humor and emotions. Russian scientists, who seem to be about 3 decades ahead of everyone else in Aura research, make experiments suggesting that our DNA can be altered, by influencing its microwave Aura. The high frequency UV part is very important and most interesting but largely unexplored. And this part can be seen with naked eyes.

 

Why do we need to see auras ?Colors and intensity of the aura, especially around and above the head have VERY special meanings. Watching someone's aura you can actually see the other person's thoughts before you hear them expressed verbally. If they do not agree with what this person is saying, you effectively see a lie every time. No one can lie in front of you undetected. We cannot fake the Aura. It shows our True Nature and intentions for everyone to see.

 

Also, aura is our spiritual signature. When you see a person with a bright, clean aura, you can be SURE that such person is good and spiritually advanced, even if he/she is modest and not aware of it. When you see a person with a gray or dark aura, you may be almost SURE, that such person has unclear intentions, regardless how impressive, eloquent, educated, "good looking" or "well dressed" he/she seems to appear.

 

It is ESPECIALLY important to check the aura of any religious leader, "spiritual teacher", "master" or a "guru". Such a person should have a clearly defined yellow-golden halo around the head. If he/she does not have it, you are MUCH better on your own.

 

Joining a sect or a religion that is led by incompetent people without good Auras is very dangerous for your consciousness. Where is the danger ? When the time comes to really use the information stored in your consciousness from this lifetime, there may be almost nothing useful there, if you focus your life on following rituals and the flock of other people. In such case it is necessary to re-learn everything from the beginning. Most sect, religion and political leaders have only two things in mind: money and power to control people. And you can SEE it in their Aura for yourself. Imagine changes on Earth if many people can see Auras of their leaders and start choosing them on the basis of their Auras.

 

By reading Aura it seems possible to diagnose malfunctions in the body (diseases) long before physical symptoms become evident. By consciously controlling your Aura you can actually heal yourself.

 

However, healing of the physical body is nothing in comparison to what seeing and reading auras can do for our consciousness, spiritual development and our awareness of Nature.

 

Everyone has an Aura. But most people on Earth have VERY WEAK and dull Auras. This seems to be a direct consequence of their life long materialistic attitude negating and suppressing the development of consciousness, cultivating fear, envy, jealousy and other similar emotions. Such attitude suppresses their True Nature, and their Auras seem to become suppressed too.

 

When you learn to see Auras, be prepared for a REALLY HARD question: “Can you tell me what my Aura is ?” and the situation when you don't see any Aura or you see something you don't want to talk about. One of the best answers I found is “why don't you learn to see it for yourself ? “. And this is one of the main reasons why I teach people to see auras.

 

When people realize that their Aura is on display and many people are able to see it, they will watch what they think. And they will try to see and improve their own Aura. In the process they will become better and wiser, being able to recognize intentions of other people. Surely, the entire world will become much better if all people can see and read Auras.

 

Children and the Aura:Very young children (up to 5 years of age) see auras naturally. Infants frequently look ABOVE a person in front of them. When they don't like the color of the aura above the head, or if this color is much different from their parent's aura, they cry, no matter how much smiling the person does.

 

Children have much cleaner and stronger auras than most of adults, who are usually completely enslaved by the materialistic world and suppress their Nature by following superficial examples. When I taught my 12 year old son to see his own Aura, he told me that when he was little he was able to see Auras most of the time. But no one paid any attention, so he thought that it was not important and maybe there was something wrong with his eyesight. This is a typical scenario. In my opinion children should learn to see and read Auras in a primary school, so they never lose this natural ability.

ur EyesWith our eyes we can sense (perceive) a very narrow range of vibration frequencies of ElectroMagnetic (EM) vibration corresponding to wavelengths from 0.3 to 0.7 micrometers - from purple to red. A mix of the vibration frequencies in the above range we perceive with our eyes as color. We can measure this mix precisely by recording a spectrum of light, but only using special instruments, called spectrophotometers.

 

Colors perceived by our eyes are only our partial perception of MUCH more complex reality : complex vibration of light (and other vibrations as well). To explain the above statement, we would need to define the spectrum and explain how we perceive colorwith our eyes. 

 

How to see Aura: developing auric sight

 In an effort to see the Aura we need to:

 

 Increase the sensitivity of our eyes AND
 Extend the range of perceived vibration beyond the visible light.
It seems that we can accomplish the above by:

 

 Using and training our peripheral vision
 Increasing exposure
 Enhance visual sensation processing in the brain - enhance the communication between left and right hemispheres of the brain

Peripheral visionWhy should we use our peripheral vision? Our retina (the focal plane of the eye containing photosensitive cells) is less damaged there than in the central part. The central part of retina is constantly in use, and over the years suffers accumulated damage from excessive and/or artificial illumination (TV, computers, artificial light etc...). Also we have trained the central vision to be used in certain ways over the years.

 

Young children see auras much easier, because their central vision is not yet damaged. Once they go to school they are told to use their vision in a certain way, and gradually they lose their natural auric sight.

Increasing exposureWhen we want to do a photo of a dark scene, we need to increase the time of exposure of the film. We can accomplish this for our eyes by concentrating exactly on ONE spot for a while (30-60 seconds).

When our eyes are moving, or a scene moves in front of our eyes, images are averaged by our eye. (25 TV frames per second seems a fluent motion). When we concentrate on one spot, we increase our sensitivity because we average the incoming light, cumulating its effect.

Our photosensitive cells (Red Green and Blue) operate as vibration sensors, much like 3 radio receivers tuned to 3 "colors" RGB. When you need to achieve a large vibration of , say, a swing - you can accomplish it using a very weak excitation force, but persist with it. Concentrating with your eyes on one spot you achieve a very similar effect: with a very small stimulation you can gradually swing your photo sensitive cells into large vibration, and this results in a visual sensation perceived by the brain. 

 

Concentration exercise 1Place the picture in Fig 1 about 1.5 m in front of you. Look exactly at the black spot for 30 seconds or so and observe colored dots with your peripheral vision. Resist temptation to look anywhere else but the black spot.

Fig 1. Image for concentration exercise

 

Note that colored areas seem to be surrounded by the “Aura” of a different color. When peripheral sensors are stimulated for some time, we have color sensations, much different than when we use the central vision. The longer you concentrate, the brighter is the “Aura” around colored areas, because your sensitivity increases. Yesterday you could look at this picture for hours and never see anything. Concentration at ONE spot for long enough is the key. Rather than the true Aura, this exercise demonstrates the principle of how to look to see human Auras by making you aware of certain specific capabilities of your eyesight and your perception.

 

Concentration exercise 2This exercise aims to stimulate the communication between both hemispheres of the brain, thereby increasing the "processing power" needed to see Auras. Place the picture in Fig 2 about 1 meter in front of you. Stretch your hand forward so that one of your fingers is between and underneath circles.

 

Change focus on the tip of your finger and overlook the circles. You should see 4 circles. Then aim to overlap the middle two to see ONE CIRCLE WITH A WHITE CROSS on top of your finger, in the middle between the two. Seeing the cross is the evidence, that the left hemisphere of the brain (connected to the right eye) is communicating with the right hemisphere (connected to the left eye).

 

 

This exercise turns out to be extremely beneficial: 5 minutes of it seems to double the size of the electro-photonic aura as recorded by bioelectrography.

 

The cross will initially float and seem unstable. Experiment with the distance from your finger to your eyes to achieve a perfect cross. You gain a significant benefit after 3-5 minutes of maintaining a perfectly balanced cross, preferably without blinking, but a magic duration seems to be 45 minutes of concentration at the time, which is said to make a REAL difference to your mental and auric abilities.

 

In my experience it is best to start with a minute or two and gradually increase the time every week. Short and intensive concentration seems to be better than a longer one, interrupted by the lack of skill.

 

Gradually, with practice you should be able to achieve and maintain the cross without the finger. While maintaining the cross try to become aware of the other 2 circles as well as everything around using your peripheral vision. You should see Auric colors around the colored circles above with your peripheral vision. When you can analyze surroundings using your peripheral vision, without loosing the cross (and the concentration), you are ready to see and read auras.

 

Advanced levels of concentration :One diameter in the cross seems usually "in front" of the other. This means, that one of your brain hemispheres seems to dominate the other. Males usually see the horizontal diameter above (left hemisphere dominates) females usually see the vertical diameter above (right hemisphere dominates).

 

Try to get the "hidden" diameter in front as much as possible, by concentrating, on demand. The final level of concentration is to achieve and maintain a perfectly balanced cross with all four arms of similar intensity, thereby achieving a perfect balance both hemispheres. Many people experience amazing effects here. Firstly, concentration gets much deeper. Secondly, after 2-3 minutes you seem like loosing sight, with bright background becoming dark purple or pink. Your sensitivity and awareness greatly increase.

 

Several people reported that wearing the Chakra Shirt significantly enhances such concentration, and my personal experience confirms this. 

 

Colors and Auric Pairs

 

In concentration exercises 1 and 2 we noticed that real colors are surrounded with Auras of different colors. These auric colors are not random. Following is a list of Auric Pairs of colors for all clean colors of the rainbow (monochromatic colors).

 

red gives turquoise aura, turquoise gives red aura orange gives blue aura, blue gives orange aura yellow gives violet aura, violet gives yellow aura green gives pink aura, pink gives green aura

 

The above table applies also to intermediate colors, for example yellow-green color gives a pink-violet aura. Note, that above Auric pairs are DIFFERENT than complementary color pairs, "color wheels" and "color spaces" promoted by the science and art on Earth. Every child can confirm that auric pairs listed above are true.

 

A good look around will prove that the Nature is very fond of Auric Pairs. Take any red colored bird and you can be sure, that this bird will have turquoise body parts too. The same applies to blue-orange, yellow-violet and pink-green combinations, not only in birds, but in fish, butterflies, flowers etc.. - anything which is vividly coloured by Nature. Occasionally you will see “the next best” color instead of a perfect auric match. Have you noticed that MOST of flowers on Earth that grow on trees and are surrounded by GREEN leaves are either violet, pink(purple) or red? Auric Pairs in Nature are very stimulating, and frequently induce an overwhelming feeling of beauty and happiness.

 

You need to memorize and know well the above Auric Pairs. Why? Because if you see a pink Aura around someone in a bright green dress, there is a strong possibility that you see the "Aura" of a dress, not of a person.

 

Seeing the Aura

 

This exercise is designed to see Aura for the first time and/or practice seeing Auras. Choosing good conditions is important: not only you see the Aura better, but also to gain a confidence about what you see.

Situate the person in front of a very softly illuminated PLAIN WHITE background. A color background will change Aura colors, so you need additional knowledge about combining colors. Some combinations of background and Aura colors may cause misinterpretation problems.
Choose ONE SPOT to look at. The middle of the forehead is VERY GOOD. This is a location of so called Brow Chakra or the Third Eye. In some cultures (India) they put a mark on a forehead. Such a mark in ancient times could mean the invitation to look and see the Aura.
Look at this spot for 30 to 60 seconds or longer
After 30 seconds analyze surroundings with your peripheral vision, while still looking at the same spot. Continuing the concentration is most important. Resist temptation to look around. You should see that the background nearby the person is brighter and has a DIFFERENT color than the background further away. This is your own perception of the Aura. The longer you concentrate, the better you will see it. Remember, concentration on one spot increases your sensitivity by accumulating the effect of the Aura vibration reaching your eyes.

Taking a SNAPSHOT of an Aura.

 

After concentrating long enough to see the aura, close your eyes. For a second or two you will see the Aura ONLY. Be prepared. You have only one second or two until your photosensitive cells will stop vibrating and sending visual sensations to the brain. And if you miss is, you have to start concentrating again. Try to experiment how fast or slow you should close your eyes.

 

Observing auras of other peopleThe best is to look directly at someone's brow chakra (third eye or wisdom eye, which is located @1.5 cm above the nose, between eyes) and aim to achieve the state of mind similar to the concentration technique described above for at least 30-60 seconds. I have tried also looking at throat and heart chakras with similar results. However, if you concentrate on someone's chest it looks so unusual that the person concerned is usually very uneasy about it. When you look into someone's brow chakra you can actually continue conversation.

 

Again, VERY softly illuminated background, with no shadows is best. With practice, any uniformly illuminated background (such as a blue sky for example) will suffice.

 

How to see your own Aura

 

Stand about 1.5 m in front of a good size mirror. In the beginning it is best if the background behind you is plain white and there are no shadows. Illumination should be VERY soft and uniform not bright. Follow instructions above for seeing Auras.

 

PRACTICE for at least 10-15 minutes each day to increase your sensitivity and develop Auric sight. Remember that practice is required to develop Auric sight.

 

Auric sight and after-images 

 

One of the most frequently asked questions during my workshops is: "Tom, are my eyes playing tricks on me ?" The answer is no, you have just learnt to pay attention to what your eyes are capable of. Light sensors in our eyes (Red Green and Blue) are vibration sensors which are highly non-linear and they have memory. The consequence of memory is that they can oscillate for up to several seconds after the visual stimulation has been discontinued.

 

This memory of visual stimulation is frequently perceived as afterimage. Afterimages have a precisely the same shape as original images. Afterimage of an object surrounded by its Aura is larger than the original image. The increase in such afterimage is due to the vibration of an Aura and actually represents a "snapshot" of an Aura. It is therefore essential to focus at one spot when watching the Aura and resist temptation to change the point of focus, otherwise an image of the Aura may become confused with the afterimage of an object.

 

Meaning of Aura and its colors

 

The Aura is a reflection of our True Nature at any given moment. At this point it is perhaps necessary to explain what do I mean by "True Nature" and why some effort is necessary to "discover" it. Our society seems to emphasize symbols, stereotypes, habits, manners, superficial behavior, pretending, following others and submitting free will to some "leaders". Our "education" seems to be based on views and expectations of people who try to control the flock.

 

Our True Nature is what is left when we recognize and discard all our habits, stereotypes, manners, and pretending, superficial behavior and become fully conscious, truly natural and spontaneous. Note that some people are so attached to their manners and habits that it is very hard, if not impossible, to discover who they really are. The only way to get an instant insight into their personality seems to be by watching their Aura, because the Aura shows their True Nature, behind any facade of superficial behavior.

 

In general, the more colorful, cleaner and brighter the Aura, the better and more spiritually advanced is the person. Also, the more uniform the energy distribution in the Aura, the healthier and more balanced the person is.

 

Distribution of the energy in the Aura seems to have the potential of a powerful medical diagnostic tool, but usually requires using a complex equipment. The scope of this article is to concentrate on what we can easily see with our eyes.

 

Our Aura surrounds the entire body, but the interpretation of colors below relates to the Aura around the head only. Meaning of colors around the head presented below suggested in the literature has been confirmed by the author. When you learn to see Aura well, you can verify it for yourself, by concentrating on certain thoughts while watching your Aura, or telling people what their thoughts are when you see their Auras.

 

Usually, people have one or two dominating colors (strong points) in their Aura. These colors (or their Auric pairs) will be most likely their favorite colors.

 

In addition to dominant colors, the Aura reflects thoughts, feelings and desires, which appear like "flashes", "clouds" or "flames", usually further away from the head. For example a flash of orange in the Aura indicates a thought or desire to exercise power and control. Orange as a dominant color is a sign of power and general ability to control people. Quickly changing "flashes" indicate quickly changing thoughts.

 

Meaning of Clean Colors of the Aura (colors of the rainbow, bright, shiny, monochromatic colors):

 

Purple: indicates spiritual thoughts. Purple is never a strong point in the Aura. It appears only as temporary "clouds" and "flames", indicating truly spiritual thoughts.

 

Blue: Balanced existence, sustaining life, eased nerve system, transmitting forces and energy. People with blue strong point in their Aura are relaxed, balanced and feel ready to live in a cave and survive. They are born survivors. Blue thought is a thought about relaxing the nerve system to achieve the balance of the mind or a thought about surviving. Electric blue can override any other color in the Aura, when the person is receiving and/or transmitting information in a telepathic communication. For example Michel Desmarquet, author of "Thiaoouba Prophecy", frequently glows with the electric blue during his lectures, especially when he answers questions from the public.

 

Turquoise: indicates dynamic quality of being, highly energized personality, capable of projection, influencing other people. People with turquoise strong point in their Aura can do many things simultaneously and are good organizers. They feel bored when forced to concentrate on one thing. People love bosses with turquoise Auras, because such bosses explain their goals and influence their team rather than demand executing their commands. Turquoise thought is a thought about organizing and influencing others.

 

Green: restful, modifying energy, natural healing ability. All natural healers should have it. People with a green strong point in their Auras are natural healers. The stronger the green Aura, the better the healer. They also love gardening and usually have a "green hand" - anything grows for them. Being in a presence of a person with a strong and green Aura is a very peaceful and restful experience. Green thought indicates a restful state and healing.

 

Yellow: joy, freedom, non-attachment, freeing or releasing vital forces. People who glow yellow are full of inner joy, very generous and not attached to anything. Yellow halo around the head: high spiritual development. A signature of a spiritual teacher. Do not accept spiritual teachings from anyone who does not have such a yellow halo. Buddha and Christ had yellow halos extending to their arms. Today it is rare on Earth to find a person with a halo larger than 1 inch. Yellow halo appears as a result of a highly active brow chakra (which can be seen glowing with violet by many people at my workshops). Highly spiritual people stimulate the brow chakra continuously for many years, because they always have intensive spiritual thoughts in their minds. When this chakra is observed when highly active, a yellow (Auric pair) halo appears around it, surrounding the entire head. Yellow thought indicates a moment of joy and contentment.

 

Orange: uplifting and absorbing. Inspiring. A sign of power. Ability and/or desire to control people. When orange becomes a strong point, it usually contributes to a yellow halo, which then becomes gold, indicating not only a spiritual teacher, but a powerful spiritual teacher, someone capable of demonstrating his/her unique abilities. Orange thought is a thought about exercising power or a desire to control people.

 

Red: materialistic thoughts, thoughts about the physical body. Predominantly red Aura indicates materialistically oriented person.

 

Pink (=purple+red): love (in a spiritual sense). To obtain a clean pink, you need to mix the purple (the highest frequency we perceive) with red (the lowest frequency). Pink Aura indicates that the person achieved a perfect balance between spiritual awareness and the material existence. The most advanced people have not only a yellow halo around the head (a permanent strong point in the Aura) but also a large pink Aura extending further away. The pink color in the Aura is quite rare on Earth and appears only as a temporary thought, never as a strong point in the Aura.

Meaning of Dirty colors: (colors appearing darker than background more like a smoke than a glow)

 

Brown: unsettling, distracting, materialistic, negating spirituality.

 

Gray: dark thoughts, depressing thoughts, unclear intentions, presence of a dark side of personality.

 

Sulfur (color of a mustard): pain or lack of ease, anger

 

White: serious disease, artificial stimulation (drugs). Why does the white color in the Aura indicate problems? White color is like a noise, rather than a set of harmonious tones (monochromatic colors). It is impossible to "tune" the noise to an orchestra playing harmonious music, hence the white Aura indicates a lack of harmony in the body and mind. Nature, which we are a part of, is harmonious. This harmony comes in discrete vibration "tones" or harmonics, partially described by the modern quantum physics. Several hours before the death, the Aura becomes white, and greatly increases in intensity. For this reason in most cultures "death" is depicted in WHITE (not black), because in the past, people could actually see a white Aura before death. It seems that our ancestors knew much more than we are prepared to admit.

 

Amplifying your Aura vibration and bio-energy

 

Things which can greatly amplify your aura are:

Meditation (purifying your mind from any thoughts)
Concentration exercise with the cross
Matching your aura with the environment

 

Matching your aura with environment

 

When we match vibrational frequencies (spectra) of what we wear with these emitted naturally by our body and mind we seem to create conditions to experience a state of harmony which is quite unique. The effect can be compared to “tuning” of a musical instrument. Without tuning, all you can make with the instrument is noise, rather than a harmonious music. Essentially there are 3 techniques for matching you Aura with surroundings:

Matching your strong point. When we learn what are "strong points" (dominant colors) in our own Aura we can attempt to match our surroundings or clothes with our Aura. Re-decorating our home to achieve a better match will result in a positive stimulation of our psyche and will help to promote our well being in many aspects. According to what Nature does to stimulate us, we should use Auric color pairs aiming for such a match. For example if your Aura is predominantly green, you should use green as well as a light pink in your decorations or apparels.
Match our surroundings to the frequencies of thoughts. Frequencies of thoughts were described in the Section dealing with meaning of colors in the Aura. For example, if you think about relaxing your mind (a blue thought) blue surroundings will amplify your thought. Note, that when you come out of the house in the morning and the sky is perfectly blue - you feel relaxed before you have the time to think about anything else. This is because any thought in the direction of relaxing the mind is assisted by blue vibration of the sky. When the sky is gray, you have depressing thoughts before you notice it. Note that blue jeans fashion is very popular, because it assists us in achieving a relaxed mind. Trying to promote brown jeans may prove quite useless.
Match the frequency distribution along the body. This seems to be the Ultimate Natural stimulation, but requires specially designed clothes such as theChakra Shirt. Results seem to be quite similar to the action of the acupuncture, but instead of needles a set of 16 key colors is used. Some spectacular improvementsin people's bio-energy field (Aura) have been observed within minutes of putting it on. 

 

In any case, use of clean, near monochromatic (rainbow) colors seems essential. They can be subtle and delicate, but they should contain a distinctly clean "rainbow" harmonics of vibration.

 

Left: Improvement to human bioenergy field after a few minutes of bioresonant color stimulation. Composite reconstruction of human bioenergy field using the method of Korotkov. 

 

 

Suppressing the Aura

 

Things which seem to reduce, muffle or distort your bio-energy (Aura) are:

FEAR, stress, anxiety, hatred, envy, jealousy or any other negative thought or feeling
Physical crisis in your body - disease, artificial stimulation (drugs) etc.. These can show a temporary increase in the aura size - this effect is similar to the effect of your body raising the temperature during sickness. You need to learn to READ the Aura to diagnose such a crisis. Most likely such increased Aura will be white.
Clothes and the environment clashing with your Aura. Dull colored clothes absorb your bio-energy rather than harmoniously enhancing it. It is interesting to note that males on Earth die much earlier than females, regardless of their cultural and ethnic background, diet etc. In my opinion it is related to the fact that males dress in black or gray colors for the most of their lives and rarely use colors. Females use much more colors in their garments and change them frequently. Interestingly, many male birds in Nature are much brighter colored than females. And THEY live longer. Nature always gives us a hint. All we need to do is observe it and adopt ideas from it. An immediate effect of wearing gray, black or brown clothes seems that that they make you tired quicker. Have you noticed that young people today look MUCH OLDER than they should?

Isn't it logical that we should avoid all of the above if possible? “Cultivating” any of the above for prolonged time can have a permanent effect on your psyche and your Aura.

 

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Astral Body

 

Frequently, the astral body is mistaken for the aura. Astral body is THE most important, eternal part of us, because our consciousness is embedded in it. Vibration of the aura stop when our physical body dies. The astral body is eternal: its life span is about 10e22 years, which approaches the lifetime of the Universe (it is quite a while). The astral body is an electronic mass containing about 4e21 (4,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) electrons. (seeThe Book).

 

Our physicists are yet to discover, that electrons in our astral body have tremendous memory capacity, and they in fact contain information and intelligence that controls all functions of our mind and body, including all healing processes. This astral body is actually true "us". Using a computer jargon, our physical body is the hardware, equipped with sensors, transmitters, receivers and actuators, and the electronic astral body contains the software, memory, data storage as well as the consciousness and the free will of the operator, deciding what to do.

 

It is possible that our physical bodies are imperfect, or get sick, simply because we have not yet developed our consciousness to build and control them any better. The ultimate goal is to be able to consciously control activity of every cell in our body and in particular to regenerate (rejuvenate) them at will. If we can accomplish this, we will be forever young and it will be up to us when and how we want to change our physical bodies. Also we will have a complete freedom to be either in the physical body (needed as a tool if you want to help others) or join the Source of consciousness, staying in your astral body. Imagine the joy and the fun we can have then. This is not a dream. This is reality.

 

There are only 2 things that can damage the information stored in our astral body and hurt us for many lifetimes to come: drugs and a loud noise .

 

Experiment to see your own astral body : Make both your index fingers nearly touching each other, preferably in font of a dark, matt background. Black background is OK. Look between fingers and around them and note, that the background close to your fingers is brighter. A bluish transparent and slightly shining glow responsible for this is actually a part of your astral electronic body. By joining your hands you close an electronic circuit, making the astral body more visible. The shape of your electronic astral body follows closely your physical body. Some people have their astral body quite strong and shiny, extending 10 mm or more beyond their physical body. Typically, 2-4 mm is considered average for a healthy person on Earth.

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HERBOLOGY 101-2014 SPRING SESSION


(ESSAY #1)
What does it mean to be a Green Witch to me is to use nature and what you have. You do not need to by a wand your wooden kitchen spoon could be that. You use the herbs that you have grown with the blessings of the earth, you talk to and sing to them. You us the Elements with everything you make to eat or use for your craft. Being a Witch does not mean you have a special room where you do rituals and spells, it is love of the craft and to give thanks to the Goddess for providing what you need.  It is using herbs for your family to enjoy or putting them with your spells. Loving the earth and all the nature around you. When you need to release your stress you can go sit under a tree and tell the tree everything knowing that it understands what you are saying. You learn to ground yourself with the roots of the earth.  You learn to use herbs for cooking, making crafts or doing spells. The most important part of being a green witch is to love and make sure you give thanks for what you have and the Goddess will provide. Know that the Lady and the Lord are with you when you call upon then and the elements are always with you, if it is the breeze coming from the trees, or the morning dew coming from your herbs that are planted within the earth and the heat of the sun that gives your herbs life and knowing that each element gives life and it can also take it away.  You must know what each herb is for and understand the power it has along with the magical uses that comes with it. You need to know what is safe to use together and what is safe for people to eat. Some are of medical purpose only and you need to know how to control it. Your hand can be the force that gives the power you have inside you to guide the herbs to the purpose you ask seeking. Magic can be learned, or you can have it already inside your body. Gaia the Goddess of the earth helps to guide me.  I  have used herbs in a magical tea to help me meditate, or to sleep. Magic is not all about casting spells, it about how to help others. It Is an herbal, practical, and self empowerment of the craft.  It is the connection between you and nature. A green witch in a natural witch who like me can be solitary.  The Green witch will have no fear of nature, and will have a sense of belonging to nature and to the world.  The Green Witch also must balance between light and dark.  A Green Witch may use their craft natural or spontaneous. But no matter what a Green Witch must respect the life force in them and the powers and spirits of nature. Then and only then can they be a Green Witch.
Shannon Parker
 
(ESSAY #2)

What Being a Green Witch Means to Me
While I was studying the Element of Earth, I received a message from Gaia that had the deepest resonance. As I watched in awe this large, motherly figure emerged and was formed from the ground up with the sticks, leaves, grasses, bits of fur, rocks, barks and saps and relayed this message to me, “Do not be afraid to use the plants around you for healing and not just for magickal work. Everything you need is around you and is meant to work in harmony with the bodies of animals and humans.”At that moment, I understood that I had been limiting my knowledge and usage of the natural world, a world that I have always felt profoundly connected to.
Being a Green Witch means many things to me. Not only does it entail that I’m a Steward to this planet, and responsible to help her remain pure and healthy, but it also means that I understand how to employ her plants to heal animals, insects, humans and other plants. As a Green Witch I am humbled by, in awe of and strive to be in harmony and balance with Nature. I am open to Her guidance and wisdom. I listen to the vibrations of the plant kingdom and am receptive to their messages as well as to the messages from the energies that work, protect, live and love Her such as each Elemental Kingdom and the Fae. In that aspect, I am also an Ambassador to these worlds and therefore know the responsibility I have to be the best representation of humanity and our potential in order to work and learn effectively from these beings.
As a Green Witch I am a respectful magickal practionner that honours the worlds around, within, above and below me as my thoughts, words and deeds have a ripple effect on those worlds and other dimensions. As I sit outside with my feet in the soil, my roots are like those of the trees and plants around me and my footprints are as sacred as those of the crawlers, furry, winged, finned and scaled ones. As a Green Witch I am able to explore the interconnectedness to all things and am able to translate that into healing, nurturing and spiritual guidance not only for myself but also to those around me. I have to live by example which means keeping myself healthy with good foods and exercise, expressing gratitude for what I have been provided with, recycling and composting, growing food, no pesticide or harsh chemical usage, even limiting detrimental human made pharmaceuticals as waste from these pollutes soil and water. I don’t consider myself fanatical by doing these things but aware and responsible for my environmental footprint however, in this century, it’s not always easy or practical to become totally “green” therefore balance is necessary.
A Green Witch, in my opinion, is a Witch who is unfraid to be her (or his) Truth. I believe Green Witchery is being aware of what is happening around you and using that information to heal and educate others. Plants, their energies and their physical selves, are used responsibly in spellwork in addition to creating incenses, brews, potions and poultices with the intention to “harm none”. All successful spells, rituals and recipes are kept in a Book of Shadows or Grimoire for future reference. As a Green Witch I also observe, respect and seek the guidance of those deities (mainly Celtic and Nordic) associated with the natural world. My personal intention as a Green Witch is to help others realize the beauty and sacredness of the world around them which will nurture more respect toward Her. The Earth Mother is a sentient being who cannot be overlooked and taken for granted. The Stone People, Plant People and animal kingdoms are invaluable teachers. Their histories and legends are available to us if we listen, love and respect them and most importantly ourselves. One is neither subservient to the other. The natural world has rhythms, vibrations, pulses, and energies that a Green Witch learns from. Nature is my proverbial church and school and the world is her (or his) library, and vice versa. Being connected to the Earth is a shared connection to the stars as “we are all stardust” as the saying goes. If we forget our connection to the Earth then we ignore and are arrogant about our own connections to extra-terrestrial worlds. Being a Green Witch isn’t simply a title or a boundary box to limit my being but it’s a part of what constitutes who I am as a spiritual being whether I am practicing solitary or within a group. Being a Green Witch is living everyday in harmony and respect for the Earth Mother and translating that love to others.
Blessed be!
RavenCat 
(Catherine Logan-Major)
  

(Essay #3)

“Being a Green Witch” 
When asked, what does being a green witch mean to me, a lot of thought went into my answer. First of all, being a witch at all is an amazing thing for me, knowing that I’m plugged into the cosmos, the Gods, spirit, and mother earth, well, all of that is humbling to say the least. I have a great love for this planet and all of the gifts bestowed on it and all of creation. It makes me sad, to have to witness all of the destruction done at the hand of man. So, this is where my answer to that question begins. Being a green witch gives me the power to give back, don’t get me wrong, I can’t undo all the wrongs that have been done, but I can correct a small bit, at my hand. Spirit has created us in the image of himself. That being said, let me explain. We are creative beings, history has proven that, I like to think that I am mostly of the gentle, loving side of spirit, but I can also be the wrath of the gods as well. Being able to learn and connect with nature and the elements, puts me in a unique place, I am a simple being, one who takes her queue from nature herself. I don’t like prescription drugs, household cleaners, or processed foods. All of those things were created by the destructive hands of man. Almost everything they have created, has negative side effects. Nature has her own set of rules, if you listen, the prescriptions she has set out for us are to help. The best medicines are found in nature, simple and loving. I love that I can now tap into the positive energies that have been given, everyone, but I feel I am one of the chosen few, given the virtues of the stones, plants, elements, and god blessed energies, to be able to live as life was intended, simple and lovingly. What the earth gives me, I am able to use and return the borrowed energies, thereby strengthening the earth’s energies. I live in a town, I feel is too big, progress to me, is a regress. The more progress is seen, the more damage to our precious planet is done, soon there will be only a shell of this planet, I won’t be sad. I feel it is justified, what you are given, if you can’t cherish the gifts you have, well, they should be taken from you. The earth is a very real, live entity, she should be respected and loved, not taken for granted and not destroyed. So many things are wrong with the way things are, if more people were to embrace their inner spirit, we may be able to stop and reverse the immense damage done. I don’t foresee that, it pains me, I can feel the tears of the earth as her heart is breaking. I can only hope what I have learned, and the practices I have implemented into my everyday life, will somehow help. I don’t know if this answered the question or not, but I can tell you, I love my connection, I hear the songs of the trees, plants, bugs, birds, everything now. It’s an awesome feeling, I used to feel alone, not anymore, spirit is everywhere and in everything I see, touch, and smell. Although I am in love with the energies around me, it hurts my heart, the pain I feel from it as well. Who knows, perhaps one day, the combined energy of all who love this earth, may be a way to save her. Blessings, love, and light

Angelyka Mendoza
Lokisfyreangel

 

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Lucid Dreaming

World of Lucid Dreaming:Learn How to Control Your Dreams

 

Lucid Dreaming is the scientifically proven ability to become conscious while dreaming - to "wake up" and take active control of your dreams.

In this heightened mental state you can:

Explore your dreamworld with total clarity, where everything you see, hear, touch, taste and smell can be as authentic as reality.

 

Fulfil any fantasy like flying, having sex, base jumping, shapeshifting, time traveling, meeting your hero and visiting other worlds.

 

Overcome personal issues like fears, phobias, anxieties, nightmares, past traumas and recurring dreams.

 

Tap into your creative genius by creating music, seeking artistic imagery and conversing with your dreaming inner self. 

 

 

 

 

What Does Lucid Dreaming Feel Like?

A fully lucid dream is tangible, rich and visually detailed - sometimes furnishing you with even greater awareness than you have right now, such as 360-degree vision or existing in two places at the same time.

Because it all takes places in your mind, the dream world has no physical laws. Anything you can conceive of comes true.

You can take control and warp The Matrix like Neo, fly and soar over cities likeIron Man, slow down time Inception-style, have sex with anyone, fight like a ninja, re-live childhood memories, and more.

In fact, the possibilities of lucid dreaming are limitless.

But a lucid dream is not merely a fantasy playground; it's a chance to interact with other parts of your psyche via dream characters and with your unconscious self via the fabric of the dream itself.

This website reveals all kinds of applications for conscious dreams, so if you think lucid dreaming is just about wish fulfillment - think again.

 

The Benefits of Lucid Dreaming

Once you know how to become lucid in dreams, you will discover a strange new world - an entire universe, no less - of which you are fully aware and can manipulate with the power of thought.

Beyond the fantastic escapism, you can interact with your unconscious dream self. That's because a lucid dream is a co-created experience; where your conscious and unconscious collide.

In regular dreams, the environment, characters, themes, symbols and plot are all driven by your unconscious mind, which communicates through experiential memory and conceptual form.

With self-awareness (lucidity) in your dream world, you can co-create the dream by wilfully performing any desired action within the unconscious dreamscape. You can ask any question or give any command and your unconscious dreaming self will respond. For instance, simply ask out loud of your dream:

What is my perfect partner like?
What is my ideal career?
Where shall I live in the world?
How can I become wealthy?
What is the purpose of my life?
What is my greatest fantasy?
What will my life be like in 10 years?

The answer's origin may even surprise you; written in clouds in the sky or beamed telepathically into your mind.

Lucid dreaming is a strange new world... Come on in! :)

 

Is Lucid Dreaming Scientifically Proven?

Yes. There is significant scientific research that proves the existence of lucid dreaming.

Brainwaves (via EEG), bloodflow (via MRI) and eye movement (via EOG) data have all validated significantly heightened awareness during the lucid dream state.

Indeed, lucid dreams now provide credible explanations for the night-time phenomena ofalien abduction and astral projection.

There are three particularly groundbreaking experiments from the last 40 years which scientifically validated the existence of lucid dreams:

 

The First Proof of Lucid Dreaming

In 1975, lucid dreaming was scientifically proven in the laboratory for the first time by the British parapsychologist Dr Keith Hearne. He recorded a set of pre-determined eye movements from his volunteer, Alan Worsley, who was in a lucid dream, via an electro-oculogram (EOG).

By manipulating his dreaming Rapid Eye Movements (REM), Worsley showed that he was was lucidly choosing to look in certain directions while dreaming. It was a basic communication between the dreamer and the outside world.

 

Lucid Dreaming as a New State of Consciousness?

More recently, a 2009 study by the Neurological Laboratory in Frankfurt showed significantly increased brain activity while lucid dreaming.

An electroencephalogram (EEG) recorded highly active brainwave frequencies up to the 40 Hz (or Gamma) range when lucid. This is far more active than the normal dream state (Theta range, 4-7 Hz), supporting the need to classify lucidity as a separate state of consciousness altogether.

The research also showed heightened activity in the frontal and frontolateral areas of the dreaming brain - the seat of linguistic thought and other higher mental functions linked to self-awareness. Sleep scientists accepts that lucid dreaming may offer considerable insight into human consciousness.

 

"Brain Zaps" Reliably Trigger Lucid Dreams

In 2014, this remarkable research out of Frankfurt University revealed that lucid dreams can be induced with electrical stimulation of the brain.

When non-lucid dreamers were subjected to 30-second jolts of electrical current to the frontal cortex, they reported spontaneously vivid dreams in which they fully recognized that they were dreaming.

Amazingly, at 40 Hz (the Gamma frequency previously linked with lucid dreaming) the trigger was effective 77% of the time.

 

Where to Start

Everyone has the potential to lucid dream - but only a small fraction of people learn how to harness the ability and use it on a regular basis.

This site is designed for people who are serious about learning the art of lucidity. With my tuition, you will learn to:

Have lucid dreams often - sometimes nightly
Control your dream world with full clarity
Interact with dream characters on a meaningful level
Allow the dream to guide you through adventures
Reach new insights and enlightenment

This site contains hundreds of articles. Don't let that overwhelm you - because no matter where you start, you will soon find something of value. If you don't have time to dig in now, bookmark the site for future use.

Some readers start or finish their day by spending 15-30 minutes here because it puts lucid dreaming on their brain. This is known as dream incubation, and helps promote spontaneous lucidity.

If you're not sure where to begin, sign up to my free starter course, 10 Steps to Lucid Dreams, to be guided through basic lucid dream induction techniques.

If you're ready to jump in with both feet, check out my dedicated course, The Lucid Dreaming Fast Track. This downloadable resource gives you everything you need to know to control your dreams, in one strategic package.

Finally, becoming lucid can be a mind-blowing experience. You will find it helpful to share your experiences and ask questions about what is normal or what to expect. Our friendly lucid dreaming forum welcomes you.

 

The Lucid Dreaming FAQ

If you've just discovered conscious dream control, you'll probably have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most common things people want to know:

How long does it take to have your first lucid dream?How do I know when I'm lucid?How can I stay lucid for longer?How can I change the scenery?How can I have flying dreams?Can I get stuck in a lucid dream?How do I talk to my unconscious in a lucid dream?

 

How long does it take to have your first lucid dream?

One study showed a group of committed students were able to have their first lucid dream, on average, within 3-21 days. They were equipped with the right tutorials and practiced mindfully every day.

This is a guide only. Some people already possess the skills and have their first lucid dream the same night they discover the concept. Others may take months to learn the skill, especially if you're only making a half-hearted approach.

If you are struggling to have your first lucid dream, ask yourself:

Are you dream journaling every morning?
Are you spending at least 20 minutes a day on mindful meditation?
Are you raising your self-awareness during waking life?
Are you practicing your reality checks frequently and mindfully?
Have you planned out what you'll do in your first lucid dream?
Are you subconsciously incubating the desire to lucid dream?
Have you mastered any in-depth lucid dreaming techniques?

 

How do I know when I'm lucid dreaming?

In Dream Initiated Lucid Dreams, the moment you become lucid is the moment you suddenly realize you are dreaming.

In many movies, fictional characters often realize they're dreaming and make funny comments about it but otherwise allow the dream to continue of it's own accord and nothing changes. Lucid dreaming is nothing like this :)

In real life, the effect is quite different. Saying (and knowing) "This is a dream!" results in a rush of clarity of thought. Your surroundings zoom into focus and become much more vivid. You have far greater awareness of your body and it is more like a waking experience, having the opportunity to move freely and take in much more sensory information.

The features of conscious dreams can spontaneously change just like a normal dream. For instance, you may manifest a group of bear cubs which later change into a pile of boxes. Of course, you can easily call the bear cubs back again. But don't be surprised if you notice these subtle changes beyond your control. It is a co-created experience and your unconscious mind still plays a key role.

 

How can I stay lucid for longer?

Beginners often find their lucid dreams end prematurely. Sometimes, the sheer excitement causes you to wake up. Other times, you may simply forget you are dreaming and the unconscious mind regains full control. In this case, the dream loses its intensity and become just like a regular dream again.

To prevent this, cultivate a calm and focused mind set in the dreamworld. Remind yourself that you are dreaming often to stay mentally grounded.

A simple way to enhance your lucidity and thereby prolong your dream is to rub your hands together while saying "I'm dreaming". This kinetic sensation stimulates the conscious brain, while drawing awareness to your dream body and away from your physical body lying asleep in bed.

These techniques have helped me experience lucid dreams as long as an hour.

 

How can I change the scenery?

Making the dream scene morph in front of your eyes can sometimes be difficult - mainly because you simply don't expect it to happen. This is typical of the results beginners complain about because they lack the anticipated dream control.

If you're having problems with dream control (and I should stress that not everyone does have such issues) the best way to change things is to work with your unconscious dream logic. For instance, to change the scenery:

Locate a dream door (a door that stands randomly in the middle of any landscape) and step through to another world.

 

Pass through a mirror portal (a liquid-like mirror that leads to another dimension) and emerge in any scene you choose.

 

Change the channel on a TV, then jump into the screen and allow the image to become 3-dimensional around you.

 

Turn away from the scene, imagine a new location emerging behind you. When you turn back - lo and behold - it is there!

 

Spin around and imagine a new scene appearing when you stop spinning.

As you can see, there are many creative solutions to issues of dream control. The most important thing to remember is that your conscious expectation plays a major role. If you question your own ability to manifest new scenes, then your abilities will falter. But if you remain confident and learn from your experiences, you'll soon find that absolutely anything is possible inside a lucid dream.

 

How can I have flying dreams?

Learning how to fly in lucid dreams is something we all want to master first.

However, it's not like you've had any practice in real life, so the concept can be a little difficult on the lucid dreaming mind. While some people take to the sky like Superman, others can get stuck in power lines, bump into buildings, or waver as if gravity is acting against them (which of course it isn't!)

Think of the movie The Matrix, when Morpheus asks Neo how he beat him in a virtual reality fight. Was it because he was stronger, faster, or fitter in this simulated world? No. It was because he truly believed he was better.

It's the same in lucid dreams. See how to have lucid flying dreams which explains the expectation principle and a three-step flight training program.

 

Can I get stuck in a lucid dream?

If you are imagining getting stuck in a lucid dream that way a child gets stuck in a painting in a horror movie, then no, that's science fiction.

You can no more get stuck in a lucid dream than you can get stuck in a regular dream or nightmare. "Dream limbo" is just a plot device for the movies.

In fact, lucidity affords you the opportunity to wake up on demand. Many people learn to start lucid dreaming naturally by using it to wake up from nightmares. Just open and shut your dream eyes firmly while saying "WAKE UP!" You can use the same moment of clarity to transform your nightmare into a guided dream.

While it is possible to become engrossed in a lucid nightmare or false awakening, this is not the same as being trapped in a dream forever. Perhaps frustrating, perhaps enlightening, they are no different in length from typical periods of REM sleep, which max out after a certain period of time.

 

How do I talk to my unconscious in a lucid dream?

As the lucid dream is a co-created experience, you can find profound communication with the unconscious arising from dream events or the fabric of the dream itself. The easiest way is to start a dialogue with the dream: just ask questions out loud. See the article 10 things to ask your lucid dream self for specific questions to pose to your dreaming self.

To continue reading questions like this, see my full lucid dreaming FAQ.

 

That's enough to get you started. Thanks for dropping by the World of Lucid Dreaming and I hope you find this a useful resource for many years to come!

Best wishes,

 

Rebecca TurnerCreator, World of Lucid Dreaming

 

http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/

The Witches Pyramid


The Witch's Pyramid of Four Pillars


There are many tools used in Modern Witchcraft. According to some Wiccan systems, the first four are not physical, but rather are qualities which must be developed within the witch.

The "Four Pillars of the Witches Temple" are; 

To Know (nescere)
-corresponds to Air
-represents the witch's reason/intellect/intuition/wisdom and other more mystical understandings... 

Basically this has to do with the gaining of knowledge, whether it be from books, teachers, or from experience. This also includes anything having to do with organising said knowledge: remembering, analyzing, dissecting, logical reasoning, imagining, linking, and many more. This is shown in many kinds of knowledge needed to do ritual: from remembering the words to invocations, to knowing when to cast the circle, to knowing what incense to use, to remembering how it feels when one grounds correctly. 

In witchcraft knowledge is power. No knowledge is ever wasted, and you may find that your fifth grade Creative Writing class taught you things useable for creating invocations, or that your Aunt Jean's gardening tips are helping you with your herb growing, or your Tai Chi class helped get the idea of centering across. 

The admonitions "Know Thyself", "Know your Craft", "Learn" and "Apply you Learning" are all included in the pillar. 

To Will (velle)
-corresponds to Fire
-represents the witch's Will/Discipline/her skills in the arts of magic and life. 

This can be split into two categories: the mundane and the Magickal. The mundane is where a with tries to keep their life in good order, and to follow through on promises and commitments. The magickal version refers to the Will to see a spell or ritual to its completion, keeping the intent clear without letting onself get distracted. 
Concentration, Discipline and Drive are definitely a part of this, as well as Enthusiasm for doing ritual in the first place. 

Placing one's will in tandem with Divine Will is also incuded. 

"Keep you thoughts and deeds in good order" and "Breathe and Eat correctly" belong here (though really just the act of living up to all the Goals could be listed inder "To Will")

To Dare (audere)
-corresponds to Water
-represents the witch's Emotions/Heart since the word courage derives from a word that means "heart"

"To Dar" encompasses the acts of facing fears, especially with regards to doing magick. Dare to experiment with what one has learned to gain more experience, like trying out that new astral travel technique or trance working. Dare to meet the Gods and interacte with them. Dare to deal with inner darkness. 

This is not to say that one must never feel fear. Fear must be felt and examined before it can be dealt with. The more one tries to hide one's fear from one's self, the more power that fear will have over one's self. Facing the Shadow within can be more traumatic than facing the most awe-inspiring Deity. However, Starhawk mentions in her book The Spiral Dance, "Where there's fear, there's power." One's greatest fear can mask one's greatest strength. 

It must be stated that any emotion or personal attribute brought into a magickal circle will be increased and strengthened. This explains the admonition at the gateway "Better to fall upon this knife/Than enter here in fear, or strife". Give strength to your courage. 

To Keep [the] Silence (tacere)
-corresponds with Earth
"To Keep the Silence" is often interpreted as "To Keep Silent": that is, to keep secret knowledge of witchcraft, of membership and places of meetings etc., except in cases of voucher-for persons. "To Keep Silent" is probably a good general practice since it keeps the foolhardy from trying things that might be dangerous or from getting flack from less sympathetic neighbours. This is, however, not the whole story. 

"Silence" represents the 'still point'... the silence within... The correspondence with Earth here also gives another hint of this interpretation, since in order to begin to work magick, we generally "ground" and "center" ourselves. It is difficult to keep clear one's intent if other extraneous thoughts keep flitting by and being distracting. 

Listening to the Gods and Nature (and other people for that matter) is also intimated since one cannot hear unless there is silence first. 

Again, "Keeping your thoughts in good order" as well as "Meditate" come under this heading

To Go (ire)
-corresponds to Spirit

Some traditions use the fifth Element of Spirit as embodying the power "To Go": to go forth, to journey, to make manifest, to evolove. Most traditions assign Spirit to the Gods, making spirit a combination of the other four elements in perfect balance. 

Conclusion

If one sees each of these qualities written on a four-sided pyramid, "To Keep the Silence" would be on the base, with the other three (To Know, To Will, To Dare) rising from the base (ie. Earth, foundation) to meet at the top. All things begin and end in Silence. 

All of these qualities must be developed to gain proficiency in magick. (Remember "Achieve Balance")

What is the Crossroads?

Hecate's Wheel is a symbol used by some traditions of Wicca. It seems to be most popular among feminist traditions, and represents the three aspects of the Goddess -- Maiden, Mother and Crone. This labyrinth-like symbol has origins in Greek legend, where Hecate was known as a guardian of the crossroads before she evolved into a goddess of magic and sorcery.

According to fragmentary texts of the Chaldean Oracles, Hecate is connected to a maze which spiraled around like a serpent. This maze was known as the Stropholos of Hecate, or Hecate's Wheel, and refers to the power of knowledge and life. Traditionally, a Hecate-style labyrinth has a Y in the middle, rather than the typical X shape found at the center of most labyrinths. Images of Hecate and her wheel have been found on first-century c.e. curse tablets, although there seems to be some question about whether the wheel shape itself is actually Hecate's domain or that of Aphrodite - there was some occasional overlap of goddesses in the classical world.

Hecate is honored every November 30 at the festival of Hecate Trivia, which is a day that honors Hecate as a goddess of crossroads. The word trivia refers not to miniscule bits of information, but to the Latin term for a place where three roads meet (tri + via).

Paganism at the Crossroads

by Skytoucher

These are tricky and dangerous times. Paganism has grown in size to the point where we no longer enjoy the luxury of obscurity. We now face a choice that all initiatory paths face at some time in their development: Whether to remain a viable initiatory path, and if so under what circumstances; or to devolve into a mere religion.

I'd better backtrack--some readers may not understand what an initiatory path is, or how it differs from a religion. Others may think paganism is a religion already, and wonder what I mean by suggesting it is or could be something else.

A defense often used against fundamentalist Christians and others who attack paganism on a religious basis is to say, "We are not like you, only different in a few not-so-important ways. We are a religion, like you, another belief system, harmless, ordinary. We worship the Earth, the Goddess, the same way you worship your abstract God. You should extend tolerance to us for the same reason you extend it to Muslims or Buddhists or Catholics or Jews. When you single us as something weird, you are exhibiting hysterical paranoia." It's an effective defense, but somewhat disingenuous.

We are different. We aren't just a religion. We are at present, and in my view we should try to remain, a path of initiation. It may be inevitable that a religion grow up around us. It may even be desirable to employ such a religion as a cloak, or a doorway, to both. But a Pagan religion is also a threat to the Pagan path of initiation. We need to ensure that the growth, if it occurs, is that of a tree from a seed, not of a pearl from a grain of sand.

A tree produces more seeds. A pearl only hides the sand to save the oyster from discomfort.

What is an initiatory path? And what, then, is initiation? We touch here upon a word badly misunderstood by many Pagans. Initiation is one thing; an initiation ritual is another. A person is not an initiate, in the sense I mean here, just because he or she has passed through an initiation ritual. Initiation is a personal experience in which one becomes aware of mysteries--realities that were previously hidden, that cannot be communicated by one person to another in words or symbols, that must be experienced directly, firsthand. This last point is crucial. One finds "mysteries" communicated in coven initiations or even at festivals, but these are only hidden meanings of symbols and tools used in the Craft, or of stories told about the Gods. The fact that they can be communicated makes them not true mysteries, only secrets.

A body of teaching, practice and ritual that facilitates initiation is an initiatory path. Most religions start out as paths of initiation. Religion tends to be conservative. Initiation, however, is always revolutionary.

Initiation transforms a person's life, bringing inner peace, greater insight into the workings of fate, and awareness of the connections linking all things, as well as magical power. If it were a commonplace event, if people went through initiation as surely as they go through puberty, we would have a far different and better world.

Even if the circle of initiates included a significant minority of the population, the magical effect of such a number of altered minds on the world would be profound and positive. Of course, this very fact means that initiatory paths will be opposed by those interests, both human and non-human, that are opposed to positive change. The opposition is not really a conspiracy; it seems more than an automatic reaction, a law of nature.

Initiation is not an instantaneous event, but one that occurs through years of effort and devotion. It seems likely that there is no end to the process, and that the idea of there being a "fully enlightened being" is a peculiar Oriental fantasy. There are times, it is true, when revelation comes in a flash like lightning, but such moments are exclamation marks punctuating a story that unfolds chapter by chapter.

Many tools and methods for achieving initiation have evolved over the ages. Some are intellectual, aiming to expand consciousness through thought: Vedanta and the Qabala come to mind as among the most impressive. Others are ritual or devotional, such as Bhakti Yoga, chanting the names of the Gods, drawing down the Moon, the meditations of the monastics. Some are also physical: Hatha Yoga, Sufi dancing, some forms of the martial arts. Some aim at expanding consciousness directly by stretching it to its limits: meditation, Raja Yoga, guided visualization, vision quests. Then there is sex magic, drugs, drumming, austerities, the use of talismans, self-discipline, and so on. Most of these techniques evolved outside a pagan context, but they are amenable to incorporation in a pagan framework. Initiation rituals, of course, are another method, but they are seldom sufficient by themselves.

Initiates can be found in the context of any religion, including those least similar to Neopaganism. St. Francis of Assisi was an initiate, and many a Sufi and Qabalist, Buddhist and Yogi, Taoist and shaman. A modern Neopagan initiate has far more in common with them than with an illiterate, superstitious pagan of the Roman Empire, gobbling the flesh of sacrificed animals while contemplating how to backstab his competitors. All initiates of all paths have a common heart; it is religions that circle the periphery of the sacred that differ.

But, while Christian, Jewish, and Muslim initiates do exist, the established religions don't make it easy. For every illuminated Catholic saint, there are hundreds of burned heretics. Indeed, many post-Constantinian saints escaped burning themselves only by miracles greater than those for which they were canonized. Burning is passe nowadays, but condemnation for heresy is not, and thrives as well in most Protestant denominations. So bound about with the fetters of faith is the Christian that initiation is virtually impossible, except for their boldest and best minds.

This is no accident.

The tragedy of Christianity is that it began so well and decayed so quickly into such a parody of its beginnings. This is a recurring phenomenon. Again and again, the initiatory message has presented itself in some new form and met with some success, only to be hidden in a maze of illusion, crusted over with barriers and restrictions. There are always counterattacks from outside the new path, from established religions, but the truly effective counterattacks also come from within, so that what began as a bright new hope becomes a mere religion. The priests, the figures in authority, forge an instrument for the furtherance of their own authority, to which genuine initiation is a serious threat. The initiatory impulse is carefully bled into harmless channels, and all magic outside those channels is ruthlessly suppressed.

There is a great deal of magic in Christian monastic orders, and more still in Hindu and Buddhist ashrams, or wielded by wandering saddhus. But many of these illuminated souls, both Western and Eastern, are sworn to poverty, chastity and humility. Many do not reproduce, ensuring that, if there is a genetic component to magic, it will be weakened by removing its best practitioners from the gene pool. Too, in renouncing the world, they ensure that their spiritual insight will play a small role shaping events. In contrast, a few secret initiatory paths remain active and true to their original mission. These paths, which include Hermeticism, the Qabala, surviving shamanic traditions, and a few branches of Sufism, have made themselves nonthreatening in a different way. They continue to live in the world and to learn and teach practical as well as spiritual magic, but in such tiny numbers and in so furtive a fashion that they hold little promise of genuine large-scale transformation. There is not really anything wrong with this; such secret orders have acted over the centuries to preserve the Mysteries, not to spread them. Without them, efforts to break the chains on a large scale would be to no avail. But Paganism is different.

Neopaganism is unique--at this time, though not historically--in that it is a genuine initiatory path that has grown large. Moreover, in its diversity and flexibility, its protean and progressive nature, it promises to incorporate all the virtues of the other surviving paths. It may not be the most advanced, the most powerful, or the most aesthetically refined, but these characteristics can all be absorbed from the smaller paths that possess them, for Paganism is an all-gobbling magical amoeba, sucking up the myths, methods, and knowledge of every other path in existence. Once again, an initiatory path threatens to break out and make some changes in reality.

On schedule, opposition has begun to arise.

As always, some of the opposition is from the outside, but I don't think we need to be concerned about that. A strain of paranoia is built into our origin myths and traditions, and is always a greater danger than the persecution we fear. The external opposition has seldom been very effective against any path. Some right-wing Christians are beginning to engage in Witch-hunting of a relatively genteel sort, mostly involving propaganda. However, propaganda is legitimate (they have a right to express their opinions about what we do, as we have the right to speak in counterpoint). There may be more serious difficulties, even occasional violence, but the Burning Times are gone for good, barring a complete collapse of civilization. We have more important things to worry about within our own ranks.

The rapid increase in our numbers in the last few decades means there are many newcomers. Newcomers are ripe for exploitation, both monetarily and politically, and both have begun to occur. The first fills me with amusement and outrage. The second is more alarming.

There seems to be a growing desire in some quarters to commercialize Neopaganism and profit from it. That's only natural, but when crystal athames go for $1,400 and classes are taught in return for a pledge of a percentage of the students' income in perpetuity, somebody is getting fleeced. This is bad enough, but not nearly as bad as what might happen in reaction. Better a crowd of poorer and wiser novices, the hucksters filling the role of the Dweller on the Threshold, than a Paganism reduced from a path of initiation to a mere religion, its bright promise gone dull, as have so many others.

The seeds of this development lie chiefly in individuals we might call Pagan politicians, and in our response to them. They may not be high initiates or powerful magicians, but they are skillful at organizing; they like to strike poses in public, and they know how to work the media.

Sometimes they appear on television to say, "This is what Paganism is. This is what Witchcraft is ... ," self-appointed spokespersons for the entire Pagan community. Their power over the Craft may be small, but it could easily grow as the Craft grows, as they sink their hooks into more and more beginners.

An experienced initiate is unlikely to be moved by a picture on television, or a story in the newspaper. It is otherwise for a novice. When first appraising something, it is the surface one sees. And there are two dangers in this trend:

1. Insightful, intuitive, independent people--the kind who would make good Witches--may be turned off by the media spectacle. (Analogy: What is your reaction to the words, "new age"?)

2. Those who are not repelled may develop a kind of mundane "Neopaganism," a mere religion, based as other religions are on faith, dogma, and prescribed observances, conservative (in the sense of resisting progress, not of voting Republican) and anti-initiatory. There may be points in common between it and us (such as an environmental ethic or "worship" [how I despise that word!] of a Goddess), as a baboon might wear a tuxedo, but the heart and soul would be gone. Anyone who sought initiation would have to pass the gauntlet of this other paganism first and then unlearn this religion to approach the new path. Few could be expected to do so.

It is important to recognize these politicos for what they are. They are our would-be clergy who, like Christian priests, Muslim mullah and Jewish rabbis, would be religious leaders but, with rare exceptions, no initiates. Their authority would derive from knowledge of accepted doctrines and from political acumen, rather than spiritual awareness. Pagan pontiff pretenders are not necessarily malevolent, but they do not comprehend the purpose of initiation or the fundamental ways in which Paganism differs, not just from this or that religion, from all religions. Consequently, they do not understand that priests, ministers, rabbis, and so forth are not good role models for Pagan spiritual leaders, even if allowances are made for differing value systems. Paganism, as currently practiced, is not simply a different religion, but a different category of thing altogether.

The bishops who created the Catholic Church were not particularly evil men. But they were misguided, and the result of their labor was disastrous. Yet some movement on this road is inevitable. It is the fruit of growth, a sign that a path of initiation has matured into a serious threat to the status quo. It represents a counterattack by the forces of inertia.

Let's not be unduly alarmist. We are not in immediate danger, but the clouds can be seen on the horizon, and we need to prepare ourselves, and consider whether anything can be done to avoid the usual fate of an initiatory path at the crossroads. All our predecessors, on reaching this juncture, have taken the wrong turning. But we have advantages former initiatory paths lacked. That no one has succeeded up to now is not so imposing an an obstacle as it might seem.

One of our advantages is the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and similar provisions, in fact and tradition if not law, guaranteeing religious liberty in all Western democracies. It is literally impossible for a Pagan Catholic Church, even if one comes into existence, to exile or execute dissident Pagans, as was done to dissident Christians after the council of Nicaea. It is unlikely that any pagan organization, or that of any other religion, could get a modern Western government to do its dirty work to any significant degree. Overt persecution is reduced from a terror to a nuisance. That's no small achievement.

Another advantage is modern information technology. Communication of ideas is now so easy, and suppression of them so difficult, that to contain, channel, or eliminate the initiatory message will be harder than ever before, and may be impossible. Of course, the downside of this development is the proliferation of blatant nonsense. But I think that is an acceptable price. Better the truth be heard whispering through shouted lies and bellowed folly than that it not be heard at all.

The third, most subtle, and possibly the greatest advantage we have over our predecessors is science. By science I do not mean any particular bit of knowledge that has been uncovered by scientists, although all that is useful as well. I mean the attitudes of science. I mean the methods of science. Above all, I mean the vision of science. Thanks to science, we no longer think of all knowledge as being handed down to us from the past. Thanks to science, we can consider magic not only in its sacred and spiritual and aesthetic dimensions--though these are certainly important--but in its technical dimensions as well, and seek the laws and principles that underpin magic, analogous to the laws of physics that underpin technology.

And best of all--thanks to science--we are not limited to what we know today. We understand that even our best picture of reality is only an approximation, that we will have a better picture tomorrow. This gift promises to upset the creeping authoritarianism that has ruined so many paths of initiation and created so many religions.

These are potent advantages. I believe they allow us the possibility of success. But not the certainty. As we approach the crossroads, there are a number of things that need doing. Some of these steps are simply a matter of keeping our attitudes in the right places. Others involve research, development, and artistic creation. Others still involve magical tasks.

We need to understand that modern Paganism, though built on the past, is not limited by it, that we are capable of improving on our ancestors' wisdom--even to the extent that we can make sure that their wisdom is not just a product of our own romantic imagination, which in large measure it is. We need to recognize, once and for all (and say so), that our myths of origin are just that--myths. Wicca is not a survival from the pre-Christian past, but an eclectic/creative construct meant to imitate what such a survival should ideally be. Its resemblance, and that of Neopaganism in general, to ancient paganism in any of its multitude of forms is slight and ultimately beside the point.

We need to make these changes of mindset because they will allow us to take the next step, which is to expand Paganism, as a path of initiation, to its potential. We cannot do that as long as we are locked into an old model--real or romanticized. The initiatory paths of the past have failed. Therefore, we need something better than what has gone before. We can take the essentials of Neopaganism, the broad strokes of its mythology and ritual, as a starting point, but we must go beyond that start.

First, we need to penetrate beneath the level of religious symbolism to what might be called the physics of magic, the nuts and bolts and laws of nature that account for what magic does and is. Next to the initiatory experience itself, which can never be communicated or replaced by anything--that point cannot be emphasized too much or too often--the physics of magic would be the deepest level of understanding, accounting for all forms of symbolic knowledge.

Secondly, we need to improve our tool chest of spiritual methods. Much of the work has already been done by initiates outside Paganism. All we have to do is translate it and incorporate it within our own framework. At the same time, an expanded and improved body of poetic ritual would be useful.

These things have already begun to happen, but the pace should be accelerated. A common recognition of both the possibility and the need would be a valid step. We must acknowledge that yoga can meditate us into a corner, that the Qabala theorizes rings around us, and that any good shamanic lineage works magic to put us to shame. We must also insist that Paganism has advantages over these that should not be surrendered, and work to incorporate what other paths can teach us into our own framework.

These accomplishments would serve to strengthen and fortify the initiatory path of Paganism. It will need all the strength it can get if it is to resist turning into a religion. But there are other things that need doing as well, on both the communicative and magical fronts.

Those of us with active pens can communicate the idea of an initiatory path that lies within the mythical and ritual structure of the Pagan religion. There is, at present, no established Pagan doctrine or dogma, no established Pagan clergy, and no established Pagan pantheon, and this also must be made clear.

The magical side of the battle may be the most important one. Here, the guiding principle should be a clear visualization of what we want Paganism to be. Should exoteric Pagan religions grow up around the initiatory core, then, ideally, we would want the priests or priestesses of this religion to be initiates. But this may not be practicable. First, many of us are unsuited for (or uninterested in) the role of ministering to those who are unready for initiation. Second, there may be too many newcomers to Paganism (by some estimates the fastest-growing religion in North America) and too few initiates.

I believe we could agree on two goals. A viable and visible initiatory tradition must be maintained within the religion, and no exoteric priesthood must be allowed to gain preeminence over the path. To those ends, then, the following magical workings are suggested.

Weave the Net: There is a tenuous telepathic link among all initiates. This can be invoked as part of the opening of any major magical work, which will strengthen both the work and the net. Some covens and individuals already do this. Reach out the heart's fiery hand and feel the love of one another, both within the coven and beyond it, setting aside the quarrels of the mind, poles of a tipi each supporting each, moving faster and faster circles made of love. In this way, a synergistic entity, a collective consciousness, may be generated, incorporating all our diversity--yet stronger than any of us alone. This consciousness can be invoked like any deity, and can be a guide and an empowerment. We can give it names; there will be private names known to individual covens or solitaries, but among us all the name is Love.

Shine like a Beacon: Another working, which I feel is appropriate to a Full Moon ritual, is one to avoid the light-under-a-bushel syndrome, to illuminate all minds equipped with eyes to see. The metaphor of a lighthouse beacon seems appropriate; we can visualize this light shining brightly, overpowering any attempt to hide it, so that truth cannot be hidden from those able to understand it, initiation cannot be denied to those capable of attaining it.

Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom: Or, divide and rule. Assume that a mundane Paganism must arise; above all we must not allow any one sect or denomination of the Pagan religion to achieve preeminence over the others. It doesn't matter how much we like or dislike what the leaders of this or that sect are saying. Any Pagan doctrine will always be wrong, even if it's right, because initiation cannot be conveyed in words or symbols. We can, through our magic, encourage diversity and creativity in the ranks of newcomers and non-initiate leaders, preferring chaos to conformity, and subtly bend the path of discourse so that it leads towards initiation rather than away from it. We must avoid the temptation to encourage a unified, strong Paganism, and that temptation will arise! A fractious, splintered, disorganized, and confusingly multi-headed Paganism may be somewhat embarrassing when it appears on network news or in Time magazine. But if the initiatory tradition is clearly visible within, we will be far better served by chaos than by an order that serves its own purposes and not ours.

I believe--certainly, I hope--that these steps can preserve the Neopagan path of initiation, prevent its burial under the mantle of religion, and permit what has never before happened: genuine, large-scale, beyond-the-point-of-no-return breakout of the Mysteries, leading to the transformation of human culture and this planet--assuming, of course, that civilization survives the crisis of the coming years.
 

Tarot Correspondence: Major Arcana

 

Major Arcana 
Attributes Herbs/Anointing Oils Crystal

The Fool 
Childlike, the eternal optimist, ready to lead in to anything cedar, rose geranium agate, aventurine

The Magician
Initiative, persuasion, ability to manifest, realizing potential carnation, rosemary, vanilla agate, sunstone

The High Priestess 
Feminine power, developing talents, trust in your intuition musk, verbain, acacia, anise, heliotrope, lemongrass, sandlawood moonstone, rosequartz

Empress
Abundance, nurturing, in harmony with the natural world daffodil, hazel, mistletoe, olive, sunflower peridot, turquoise
Emperor father figure, power of reason, assertive, dogmatic thinking carnation, ginger, mugwort, bay, thistle ruby, sapphire

Hierophant 
conforming, traditional rules and ceremony, fitting in with the status quo lemon, sweet pea, gardenia, lavender, violet jade, topaz

Lovers 
love, choice, committment; seeking wholeness, sexual harmony cat tail, dill, garlic, ginseng, patchouli, dragons blood agate, desert rose

The Chariot 
Diligent, willpower, honesty, control over feelings and thoughts St. Johns Wort, Iris, lily, dill, rosemary amber, flourite

Strength 
Courage, self awareness and compassion, being tolerant of others faults, facing reality angelica, basil, comfrey, fennel, goldenseal, pennyroyal, thyme, yarrow cat's eye, jasper

The Hermit 
Discretion, detachment and withdrawal, search for inner wisdom, self searching questions angelica, chamomile, sage bloodstone, peridot

The Wheel of Fortune 
Luck, timing, destiny, the only thing that is constant is change; seeing patterns and cycles repeating in life clover, daisy, fern, heather, iris, jasmine, lilac, peony, spearmint, violet amethyst, opal

Justice 
Fairness, harmony, cause and effect; accepting the truth, taking responsibility for your choices dill, garlic, honeysuckle, violet cat's eye, jet

The Hanged Man 
Transition, limbo, sacrifice may be necessary, relinquishing control grape, ivy, marigold aquamarine, tiger's eye

Death 
Change, new beginnings, transformation; the end of an old cycle, the beginning of a new one blackberry, bramble, periwinkle amber, bloodstone

Temperance 
self control, moderation, virtue; harmony and understanding, cooperation and healing energy agrimony, bergamot, catnip, clover, foxglove, hibiscus, lily of the valley, valerian amethyst, jasper, pyrite

The Devil 
Bondage, materialism, temptation, thirst for money or power, self imposed bondage, chained to addictive patterns bergamot, carnation, fern, mugwort, rosemary obsidian, apache tears

The Tower 
Unexpected events, revelation, breakdown of the old to accept the new, learn to adapt and adjust quickly, dramatic upheaval heather, honeysuckle, morning glory, yarrow lodestone, ruby

The Star 
Inspiration, truth revealed; seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, knowing you are going to be successful, visionary progress angelica, grape, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, aster, bluebell, daisy, snapdragon, valerian quartz, turquoise

The Moon 
Intuition and illusion; blind to the truth, unrealistic dreams, losing touch with reality adders tongue, eucalyptus, sandalwood, lotus moonstone, selenite

The Sun 
Communication, positive energy, creative energy; positive accomplishment, shining under the spotlight broom, carnation, chamomile, fennel, geranium, lavender, marigold, rosemary citrine, tigers eye, sunstone

Judgement 
liberation, inner calling, transformation; accounting for past action, accepting things the way they are grape, ivy, marigold, violet hematite, malachite

The World 
Completion, fulfillment, freedom from fear; reward for hard work and effort, accomplishing what you sent out to achieve, feeling at one with yourself and the universe roses, carnations, ivy, laurel lapis lazuli, onyx

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[Blyssful Saturn's Day New Pagans~ Tarot Correspondence: Major Arcana Attributes Herbs/Anointing Oils Crystal The Fool Childlike, the eternal optimist, ready to lead in to anything cedar, rose geranium agate, aventurine The Magician Initiative, persuasion, ability to manifest, realizing potential carnation, rosemary, vanilla agate, sunstone The High Priestess Feminine power, developing talents, trust in your intuition musk, verbain, acacia, anise, heliotrope, lemongrass, sandlawood moonstone, rosequartz Empress Abundance, nurturing, in harmony with the natural world daffodil, hazel, mistletoe, olive, sunflower peridot, turquoise Emperor father figure, power of reason, assertive, dogmatic thinking carnation, ginger, mugwort, bay, thistle ruby, sapphire Hierophant conforming, traditional rules and ceremony, fitting in with the status quo lemon, sweet pea, gardenia, lavender, violet jade, topaz Lovers love, choice, committment; seeking wholeness, sexual harmony cat tail, dill, garlic, ginseng, patchouli, dragons blood agate, desert rose The Chariot Diligent, willpower, honesty, control over feelings and thoughts St. Johns Wort, Iris, lily, dill, rosemary amber, flourite Strength Courage, self awareness and compassion, being tolerant of others faults, facing reality angelica, basil, comfrey, fennel, goldenseal, pennyroyal, thyme, yarrow cat's eye, jasper The Hermit Discretion, detachment and withdrawal, search for inner wisdom, self searching questions angelica, chamomile, sage bloodstone, peridot The Wheel of Fortune Luck, timing, destiny, the only thing that is constant is change; seeing patterns and cycles repeating in life clover, daisy, fern, heather, iris, jasmine, lilac, peony, spearmint, violet amethyst, opal Justice Fairness, harmony, cause and effect; accepting the truth, taking responsibility for your choices dill, garlic, honeysuckle, violet cat's eye, jet The Hanged Man Transition, limbo, sacrifice may be necessary, relinquishing control grape, ivy, marigold aquamarine, tiger's eye Death Change, new beginnings, transformation; the end of an old cycle, the beginning of a new one blackberry, bramble, periwinkle amber, bloodstone Temperance self control, moderation, virtue; harmony and understanding, cooperation and healing energy agrimony, bergamot, catnip, clover, foxglove, hibiscus, lily of the valley, valerian amethyst, jasper, pyrite The Devil Bondage, materialism, temptation, thirst for money or power, self imposed bondage, chained to addictive patterns bergamot, carnation, fern, mugwort, rosemary obsidian, apache tears The Tower Unexpected events, revelation, breakdown of the old to accept the new, learn to adapt and adjust quickly, dramatic upheaval heather, honeysuckle, morning glory, yarrow lodestone, ruby The Star Inspiration, truth revealed; seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, knowing you are going to be successful, visionary progress angelica, grape, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, aster, bluebell, daisy, snapdragon, valerian quartz, turquoise The Moon Intuition and illusion; blind to the truth, unrealistic dreams, losing touch with reality adders tongue, eucalyptus, sandalwood, lotus moonstone, selenite The Sun Communication, positive energy, creative energy; positive accomplishment, shining under the spotlight broom, carnation, chamomile, fennel, geranium, lavender, marigold, rosemary citrine, tigers eye, sunstone Judgement liberation, inner calling, transformation; accounting for past action, accepting things the way they are grape, ivy, marigold, violet hematite, malachite The World Completion, fulfillment, freedom from fear; reward for hard work and effort, accomplishing what you sent out to achieve, feeling at one with yourself and the universe roses, carnations, ivy, laurel lapis lazuli, onyx Print this page for your Book of Shadows]

Daily Forecast for August 2, 2014

Crescent (waxing/45-90 degrees)
August 2, 2014 — During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.

Saturday 
Moon 16° Libra opposes Uranus [in retrograde] 16° Aries
Moon 18° Libra squares Venus 18° Cancer

Moon in Libra
The Events aren't as important as the Transformative Results
It is very clear that Moon in Libra is going to CHANGE everyone's life - there will be something for everyone - but don't get obsessed by anything that happens - especially any idiots that annoy you - it is just a catalyst for change - and if you're the type that believes everything you hear and read on the "news" - then don't watch the news during Moon in Libra !
Likewise, don't believe anything you get in an email - do you honestly read the junk emails you get from dodgy African's offering you $100 million - if you send them your bank details. Indeed - we've all learnt quickly to IGNORE those spam emails. Likewise IGNORE everything that is NOT right for you - but is just an attempt to get your attention.
I call it the see-through miniskirt effect - of girls who are desperate to attract attention - you'd never want a loving relationship with a "Ho" like that - so IGNORE the energy and don't let yourself be attracted or distracted from your destiny.

Moon 16° Libra opposes Uranus [in retrograde] 16° Aries due to time zones both "Europe and USA" will feel this from Friday evening and into early hours of Saturday - and will keep you "thinking" about what you're inexplicably feeling. But as with ALL Uranus retrograde aspects - they are there to excite and stimulate you - they aren't there to remain forever in your life.
When I reassure readers that they will "find" love - I always remind them of how they met their last love - it just happened - because it was destined to happen - and like magic - you were attracted to find them. This applies to moving home, buying something BIG and all the truly important things in life - "they" just happen - like magic - and with such powerful energy - you "know" it's your destiny. That's how you're going to be feeling on Friday and Saturday - a "knowing" that it is your destiny.
Moon 18° Libra squares Venus 18° Cancer creates a minor bleep - as you're sensitivity will guide you AWAY from something by blocking ut and preventing it from happening - so you don't make any mistakes.

Thereafter and in fact all day Saturday - is defined by 100% Moon in Libra with the power of connections, relationships and communications with so many people - ensuring you change and transform.
As I've said so many times - Moon Astrology defines your own specific karmic destiny because it excites and enlivens your emotions to make YOU excited by something specific for YOU - and if not for the inexplicable way you FEEL - you would NOT do anything with your life.

Depending on "you" - will define what the Moon has to do - to wake-you-up to get you to DO something. If you're the type of person that does NOTHING until something negative happens - then during Moon in Libra - something negative will happen; and if you're the type of person that only does SOMETHING when something positively exciting happens - then Moon in Libra will create something positive.
Either way - anything that happens during Moon in Libra is NOT the end-result - it is merely the catalyst to stimulate, wake-you-up and most importantly FIRE-YOU-UP with excitement of the Sun, Mercury & Jupiter in Leo planetary energies of good fortune and exuberant happiness to make LIFE happen for you and move your life forward.

From 2nd August => Full Moon of 10th August 2014
The Inexplicable Happens because Karmic Emotions Define Events
Without your emotions you wouldn't do anything - therefore when you're given feelings to do something - make sure you do what you're feeling to do. Even if you don't do anything except complain - by the time the Full Moon arrives on 10th August 2014 - you will be fired-up and forced to do something - because doing nothing won't be an option.
Listen to your emotions because nothing is given to you for nothing - so when you feel the need to love someone - it makes you want to love - when you're given feelings to want to do something - you do it - and when you're given feelings to REFUSE to do something - you don't do it. Whatever your logical decision might define - it is your emotions that makes you DECIDE to do things or not. And like the Moon controls the tides of the seas as the sea comes-in and goes-out - the Moon will control your emotions to ensure you flow with your karmic destiny.

During the past 3 months - your karma has been defined - well the truth is since the day you were born your karma was defined - and now - during August 2014 - the Leo energies are bringing the BEST out in you - whilst it's also bringing the WORST out in others. That too is destined and karmic.
What and Who you are is "you" - and inexplicably your individuality will make you react to what your karmic destiny wants you to react to - whilst ensuring you avoid everything that has nothing to do with "you".

Between 2nd => 6th August: Very Strong Karmic Days because of Moon in Libra and Moon in Scorpio - that will ensure whatever your own specific karmic destiny wants to create for "you" - it will create for "you". It will bring out the BEST in you - and will ensure the right people are attracted to you. People that you really love and people who love you - because life is about loving relationships. You will begin to see the GOOD in people who "destiny" wants you to see - and you will see the BAD in people who "destiny" also wants you to see to ensure you KEEP AWAY from people with BAD karma.

The numerous triple conjunctions are sorting the truly important parts of your life out and it's in the process of doing it now - you'll "know" what it is by the way you get fired-up inside - what excites you and what disturbs you. Just please please remember "BE YOU" - be the real person "you" are - and let the world see the who you truthfully are. Don't copy others and don't pretend to be someone you're not - and then you'll see "life" will give you the blessings for "you".

[Crescent (waxing/45-90 degrees) August 2, 2014 — During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans. Saturday Moon 16° Libra opposes Uranus [in retrograde] 16° Aries Moon 18° Libra squares Venus 18° Cancer Moon in Libra The Events aren't as important as the Transformative Results It is very clear that Moon in Libra is going to CHANGE everyone's life - there will be something for everyone - but don't get obsessed by anything that happens - especially any idiots that annoy you - it is just a catalyst for change - and if you're the type that believes everything you hear and read on the "news" - then don't watch the news during Moon in Libra ! Likewise, don't believe anything you get in an email - do you honestly read the junk emails you get from dodgy African's offering you $100 million - if you send them your bank details. Indeed - we've all learnt quickly to IGNORE those spam emails. Likewise IGNORE everything that is NOT right for you - but is just an attempt to get your attention. I call it the see-through miniskirt effect - of girls who are desperate to attract attention - you'd never want a loving relationship with a "Ho" like that - so IGNORE the energy and don't let yourself be attracted or distracted from your destiny. Moon 16° Libra opposes Uranus [in retrograde] 16° Aries due to time zones both "Europe and USA" will feel this from Friday evening and into early hours of Saturday - and will keep you "thinking" about what you're inexplicably feeling. But as with ALL Uranus retrograde aspects - they are there to excite and stimulate you - they aren't there to remain forever in your life. When I reassure readers that they will "find" love - I always remind them of how they met their last love - it just happened - because it was destined to happen - and like magic - you were attracted to find them. This applies to moving home, buying something BIG and all the truly important things in life - "they" just happen - like magic - and with such powerful energy - you "know" it's your destiny. That's how you're going to be feeling on Friday and Saturday - a "knowing" that it is your destiny. Moon 18° Libra squares Venus 18° Cancer creates a minor bleep - as you're sensitivity will guide you AWAY from something by blocking ut and preventing it from happening - so you don't make any mistakes. Thereafter and in fact all day Saturday - is defined by 100% Moon in Libra with the power of connections, relationships and communications with so many people - ensuring you change and transform. As I've said so many times - Moon Astrology defines your own specific karmic destiny because it excites and enlivens your emotions to make YOU excited by something specific for YOU - and if not for the inexplicable way you FEEL - you would NOT do anything with your life. Depending on "you" - will define what the Moon has to do - to wake-you-up to get you to DO something. If you're the type of person that does NOTHING until something negative happens - then during Moon in Libra - something negative will happen; and if you're the type of person that only does SOMETHING when something positively exciting happens - then Moon in Libra will create something positive. Either way - anything that happens during Moon in Libra is NOT the end-result - it is merely the catalyst to stimulate, wake-you-up and most importantly FIRE-YOU-UP with excitement of the Sun, Mercury & Jupiter in Leo planetary energies of good fortune and exuberant happiness to make LIFE happen for you and move your life forward. From 2nd August => Full Moon of 10th August 2014 The Inexplicable Happens because Karmic Emotions Define Events Without your emotions you wouldn't do anything - therefore when you're given feelings to do something - make sure you do what you're feeling to do. Even if you don't do anything except complain - by the time the Full Moon arrives on 10th August 2014 - you will be fired-up and forced to do something - because doing nothing won't be an option. Listen to your emotions because nothing is given to you for nothing - so when you feel the need to love someone - it makes you want to love - when you're given feelings to want to do something - you do it - and when you're given feelings to REFUSE to do something - you don't do it. Whatever your logical decision might define - it is your emotions that makes you DECIDE to do things or not. And like the Moon controls the tides of the seas as the sea comes-in and goes-out - the Moon will control your emotions to ensure you flow with your karmic destiny. During the past 3 months - your karma has been defined - well the truth is since the day you were born your karma was defined - and now - during August 2014 - the Leo energies are bringing the BEST out in you - whilst it's also bringing the WORST out in others. That too is destined and karmic. What and Who you are is "you" - and inexplicably your individuality will make you react to what your karmic destiny wants you to react to - whilst ensuring you avoid everything that has nothing to do with "you". Between 2nd => 6th August: Very Strong Karmic Days because of Moon in Libra and Moon in Scorpio - that will ensure whatever your own specific karmic destiny wants to create for "you" - it will create for "you". It will bring out the BEST in you - and will ensure the right people are attracted to you. People that you really love and people who love you - because life is about loving relationships. You will begin to see the GOOD in people who "destiny" wants you to see - and you will see the BAD in people who "destiny" also wants you to see to ensure you KEEP AWAY from people with BAD karma. The numerous triple conjunctions are sorting the truly important parts of your life out and it's in the process of doing it now - you'll "know" what it is by the way you get fired-up inside - what excites you and what disturbs you. Just please please remember "BE YOU" - be the real person "you" are - and let the world see the who you truthfully are. Don't copy others and don't pretend to be someone you're not - and then you'll see "life" will give you the blessings for "you".]

BLESSED LAMMAS LUGHNASADH

Lammas Sabbat

 

[Lammas Sabbat]

The Festival of Sacrifice

Lugnasadh (pronounced Loo'-na-sah) is the Celtic festival dedicated to the God Lugh, the Long Handed, who is associated with light and fire. he festival is also considered to be the first harvest, the harvest of the grain, and is linked to the God (or Spirit) of the Corn. Summer is at it height, but already the days are growing shorter and we know that autumn is on its way.

This is the season to think about our hopes and fears. We hope that we will be able to pick and eat all the things we worked so hard to grow - but a lot could still happen, storms, drought.
To harvest we must cut down the plants we have tended so carefully. We mourn and grieve for the spirit of the grain. We honor them because they give us life.

The Goddess at Lammas

This is the season that the Goddess becomes the Mother of the Harvest. She is strong, her face dark from the sun and wind. he carries a scythe and a basket of fruits, vegetables and ears of corn. She knows that in order to eat bread we must cut the grain. In fact, is we didn't cut it, it would die anyway, for that is the only way next year's grain can grow.

We can call on the Harvest Mother when we have difficult decisions to make or hard tasks to perform. We must face our fears of failing, of losing the harvest, or making mistakes. She gives us the strength to do what must be done, to tell the truth, even when it hurts, and to say no to things that are not right.

She loves us, her children, and her gifts are food, abundance, and plenty. Everything we need to live and grow.
She is hope as well as fear. When there is something special we hope for, we can ask her help. But, remember, she expects us to work for what we want! We honor the Harvest Mother whenever we don't take the easy way out, when we do what is right, when we face fear and continue on ahead, when we work hard and wait patiently for rewards.

The God at Lammas

The God of this season is Lugh (Loo). He is also called Samildanach - the Many Skilled. He is the God of all the arts and skills. At this time of year, when we can feel the sun begin to wane and the days grow shorter we say the God is already halfway into the Otherworld. He is in the realm where ideas are born, where dreams and inspiration come from Spirit and be brought into our world of day and night by our work, our skill and our art. In his honor, games in champions would test their skills and strength were held by the ancients.

Lugh is also a sun God. He is called Lugh of the Long Hand or Long Arm - the long rays of the sun as it sinks lower in the sky at this time of year. He is always reaching out to us with warmth and comfort. We can feel close to the God at this season by practicing our skills, making art, playing music.

The Altar

The Altar should have on it some of the first fruits, grains, and Vegetables that are now ripening. You can add things that represent your skills: a book, a drawing, even a hammer! Bread you have baked in the figure of the Sun or a man (to represent the God) could also be used for the Simple Feast during ritual. Corn Dollies, symbolic of the Goddess, are appropriate as well.

One section of the altar can represent your hopes. Look for pictures in magazines and make a hope card.
Another section of the altar can be for your fears. Draw pictures of them, fold them up, and, as part of your ritual, burn the pictures and release your fears.

Have you and/or your ancestors been part of a struggle for justice? What struggles going on in the world right now could use some help from Lugh's spear? Put something on the altar to represent those struggles.

The Colors of Lammas

Although we still see green, for the fields and trees have reached their full spectrum of foliage, the focus is in the yellows and golds of the corn, and the black of the Dark Mother. Bone and Tan accent this holiday nicely.

Incense, Herbs and Woods

Incenses for Lugnasadh include frankincense, sandalwood, copal and heather.
A wide variety of herbs are associates with this time of year including: Dill, Yarrow, Sunflowers, Rye, Oats, Corn and Wheat (of course!), Hazelnuts and Acorns (be careful! These are poisonous unless properly leached of their toxins. I would advise using them for decorative purposes, rather than ground in an incense)
Woods connected with this Sabbat include Grape Vine, Hazel and Oak.


Blessed Lammas Pagans,

~Elder Airwolf~

STUDENT ESSAY'S~PLEASE VOTE

The Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry Institution of Magick School is proud to present these graduating student essay's from the spring Herbology 101 class. Please vote and support your favorite one. The student with the most votes will receive a gift certificate of their choosing from the Legion's School or Shoppe.

STUDENT ESSAY'S 
HERBOLOGY 101-2014 SPRING SESSION


(ESSAY #1)
What does it mean to be a Green Witch to me is to use nature and what you have. You do not need to by a wand your wooden kitchen spoon could be that. You use the herbs that you have grown with the blessings of the earth, you talk to and sing to them. You us the Elements with everything you make to eat or use for your craft. Being a Witch does not mean you have a special room where you do rituals and spells, it is love of the craft and to give thanks to the Goddess for providing what you need.  It is using herbs for your family to enjoy or putting them with your spells. Loving the earth and all the nature around you. When you need to release your stress you can go sit under a tree and tell the tree everything knowing that it understands what you are saying. You learn to ground yourself with the roots of the earth.  You learn to use herbs for cooking, making crafts or doing spells. The most important part of being a green witch is to love and make sure you give thanks for what you have and the Goddess will provide. Know that the Lady and the Lord are with you when you call upon then and the elements are always with you, if it is the breeze coming from the trees, or the morning dew coming from your herbs that are planted within the earth and the heat of the sun that gives your herbs life and knowing that each element gives life and it can also take it away.  You must know what each herb is for and understand the power it has along with the magical uses that comes with it. You need to know what is safe to use together and what is safe for people to eat. Some are of medical purpose only and you need to know how to control it. Your hand can be the force that gives the power you have inside you to guide the herbs to the purpose you ask seeking. Magic can be learned, or you can have it already inside your body. Gaia the Goddess of the earth helps to guide me.  I  have used herbs in a magical tea to help me meditate, or to sleep. Magic is not all about casting spells, it about how to help others. It Is an herbal, practical, and self empowerment of the craft.  It is the connection between you and nature. A green witch in a natural witch who like me can be solitary.  The Green witch will have no fear of nature, and will have a sense of belonging to nature and to the world.  The Green Witch also must balance between light and dark.  A Green Witch may use their craft natural or spontaneous. But no matter what a Green Witch must respect the life force in them and the powers and spirits of nature. Then and only then can they be a Green Witch.
Shannon Parker
 
(ESSAY #2)

What Being a Green Witch Means to Me
While I was studying the Element of Earth, I received a message from Gaia that had the deepest resonance. As I watched in awe this large, motherly figure emerged and was formed from the ground up with the sticks, leaves, grasses, bits of fur, rocks, barks and saps and relayed this message to me, “Do not be afraid to use the plants around you for healing and not just for magickal work. Everything you need is around you and is meant to work in harmony with the bodies of animals and humans.”At that moment, I understood that I had been limiting my knowledge and usage of the natural world, a world that I have always felt profoundly connected to.
Being a Green Witch means many things to me. Not only does it entail that I’m a Steward to this planet, and responsible to help her remain pure and healthy, but it also means that I understand how to employ her plants to heal animals, insects, humans and other plants. As a Green Witch I am humbled by, in awe of and strive to be in harmony and balance with Nature. I am open to Her guidance and wisdom. I listen to the vibrations of the plant kingdom and am receptive to their messages as well as to the messages from the energies that work, protect, live and love Her such as each Elemental Kingdom and the Fae. In that aspect, I am also an Ambassador to these worlds and therefore know the responsibility I have to be the best representation of humanity and our potential in order to work and learn effectively from these beings.
As a Green Witch I am a respectful magickal practionner that honours the worlds around, within, above and below me as my thoughts, words and deeds have a ripple effect on those worlds and other dimensions. As I sit outside with my feet in the soil, my roots are like those of the trees and plants around me and my footprints are as sacred as those of the crawlers, furry, winged, finned and scaled ones. As a Green Witch I am able to explore the interconnectedness to all things and am able to translate that into healing, nurturing and spiritual guidance not only for myself but also to those around me. I have to live by example which means keeping myself healthy with good foods and exercise, expressing gratitude for what I have been provided with, recycling and composting, growing food, no pesticide or harsh chemical usage, even limiting detrimental human made pharmaceuticals as waste from these pollutes soil and water. I don’t consider myself fanatical by doing these things but aware and responsible for my environmental footprint however, in this century, it’s not always easy or practical to become totally “green” therefore balance is necessary.
A Green Witch, in my opinion, is a Witch who is unfraid to be her (or his) Truth. I believe Green Witchery is being aware of what is happening around you and using that information to heal and educate others. Plants, their energies and their physical selves, are used responsibly in spellwork in addition to creating incenses, brews, potions and poultices with the intention to “harm none”. All successful spells, rituals and recipes are kept in a Book of Shadows or Grimoire for future reference. As a Green Witch I also observe, respect and seek the guidance of those deities (mainly Celtic and Nordic) associated with the natural world. My personal intention as a Green Witch is to help others realize the beauty and sacredness of the world around them which will nurture more respect toward Her. The Earth Mother is a sentient being who cannot be overlooked and taken for granted. The Stone People, Plant People and animal kingdoms are invaluable teachers. Their histories and legends are available to us if we listen, love and respect them and most importantly ourselves. One is neither subservient to the other. The natural world has rhythms, vibrations, pulses, and energies that a Green Witch learns from. Nature is my proverbial church and school and the world is her (or his) library, and vice versa. Being connected to the Earth is a shared connection to the stars as “we are all stardust” as the saying goes. If we forget our connection to the Earth then we ignore and are arrogant about our own connections to extra-terrestrial worlds. Being a Green Witch isn’t simply a title or a boundary box to limit my being but it’s a part of what constitutes who I am as a spiritual being whether I am practicing solitary or within a group. Being a Green Witch is living everyday in harmony and respect for the Earth Mother and translating that love to others.
Blessed be!
RavenCat 
(Catherine Logan-Major)
  

(Essay #3)

“Being a Green Witch” 
When asked, what does being a green witch mean to me, a lot of thought went into my answer. First of all, being a witch at all is an amazing thing for me, knowing that I’m plugged into the cosmos, the Gods, spirit, and mother earth, well, all of that is humbling to say the least. I have a great love for this planet and all of the gifts bestowed on it and all of creation. It makes me sad, to have to witness all of the destruction done at the hand of man. So, this is where my answer to that question begins. Being a green witch gives me the power to give back, don’t get me wrong, I can’t undo all the wrongs that have been done, but I can correct a small bit, at my hand. Spirit has created us in the image of himself. That being said, let me explain. We are creative beings, history has proven that, I like to think that I am mostly of the gentle, loving side of spirit, but I can also be the wrath of the gods as well. Being able to learn and connect with nature and the elements, puts me in a unique place, I am a simple being, one who takes her queue from nature herself. I don’t like prescription drugs, household cleaners, or processed foods. All of those things were created by the destructive hands of man. Almost everything they have created, has negative side effects. Nature has her own set of rules, if you listen, the prescriptions she has set out for us are to help. The best medicines are found in nature, simple and loving. I love that I can now tap into the positive energies that have been given, everyone, but I feel I am one of the chosen few, given the virtues of the stones, plants, elements, and god blessed energies, to be able to live as life was intended, simple and lovingly. What the earth gives me, I am able to use and return the borrowed energies, thereby strengthening the earth’s energies. I live in a town, I feel is too big, progress to me, is a regress. The more progress is seen, the more damage to our precious planet is done, soon there will be only a shell of this planet, I won’t be sad. I feel it is justified, what you are given, if you can’t cherish the gifts you have, well, they should be taken from you. The earth is a very real, live entity, she should be respected and loved, not taken for granted and not destroyed. So many things are wrong with the way things are, if more people were to embrace their inner spirit, we may be able to stop and reverse the immense damage done. I don’t foresee that, it pains me, I can feel the tears of the earth as her heart is breaking. I can only hope what I have learned, and the practices I have implemented into my everyday life, will somehow help. I don’t know if this answered the question or not, but I can tell you, I love my connection, I hear the songs of the trees, plants, bugs, birds, everything now. It’s an awesome feeling, I used to feel alone, not anymore, spirit is everywhere and in everything I see, touch, and smell. Although I am in love with the energies around me, it hurts my heart, the pain I feel from it as well. Who knows, perhaps one day, the combined energy of all who love this earth, may be a way to save her. Blessings, love, and light

Angelyka Mendoza
Lokisfyreangel

 

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Daily Forecast for July 29th, 2014

Tuesday 29th July 2014
Moon enters Virgo 5am BST - 6am Europe - 9:30am India
3pm Sydney, Australia - 00:00 midnight USA EST
Moon 1° Virgo sextiles Mars 1° Scorpio
Moon 7° Virgo opposes Neptune [in retrograde] 7° Pisces
Moon 11° Virgo trines Pluto [in retrograde] 11° Capricorn

New Moon (waxing/0-45 degrees)
The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.

Moon enters Virgo
Honest, Pragmatic, Real & "Introvert"
Sun in Leo [Fire Sign] and Jupiter in Leo [Fire Sign] - defined by the weekend's triple conjunction New Moon in Leo is working on you and everyone - personally I love it - as the energies can't LIE - whatever you're feeling and sensing is the TRUTH - because whatever is truly correct for YOU is exciting you from WITHIN - whilst things that are WRONG for you are either doing NOTHING for you OR they're annoying you. There's no middle road with a [Fire Sign]. You either FEEL it or not.

Moon in Virgo [Earth Sign] Pluto in Capricorn [Earth Sign]
Sun in Leo [Fire Sign] - Jupiter in Leo [Fire Sign] - Uranus in Aries [Fire Sign]
Mars in Scorpio [Water Sign] - Saturn in Scorpio [Water Sign]
Neptune in Pisces [Water Sign] - Mercury in Cancer [Water Sign] - Venus in Cancer [Water Sign]

Therefore when Moon enters Virgo 5am BST - 6am Europe - 9:30am India 3pm Sydney, Australia - 00:00 midnight USA EST - you're going to sense a SHIFT in the energies - it becomes clearer, more down-to-earth, realistic and straight forward - even so - you can see there's NO energy in any of the AIR signs - this is good - because - although you'll do lots of communicating, talking and listening to people - if anyone LIES to you - you will FEEL it.
Indeed, you might think that I define ALL "AIR signs - Libra, Gemini & Aquarius - as LIARS !?! Well you're right - because we all LIE - that's intrinsic in being "human" - but astrologically when there's no planets in AIR signs - this means that whatever anyone says you won't believe unless it is 100% truth.
Hence, during Moon in Virgo - you're going to be able to see things clearly and honestly. Test yourself - and ask yourself honestly about things and people in your life - if they're RIGHT or WRONG and you'll feel the TRUTH from within you. Although I've defined the Moon in Virgo as "introvert" - because the answers will all be WITHIN you - to be honest all the Leo energies will be far from making people "introvert" - but if you're looking for the TRUTH - you'll find it WITHIN.

Moon 1° Virgo sextiles Mars 1° Scorpio - I've explained on "Monthly Astrology" that Mars in Scorpio is at home - because in traditional astrological the ruler of Scorpio is Mars [as well as Pluto] - this aspect will indeed be the strongest aspect of the day - and will ensure you FIND the answers WITHIN you.

Moon 7° Virgo opposes Neptune [in retrograde] 7° Pisces - planet "Neptune" defines illusions and lies that are needed in order to make us do things we wouldn't logically do - and each month as you grow - "life" shows you a NEW truth - hence you discard something that's no longer "right" or "relevant" in your life. Moon opposition Neptune will ensure you see the TRUTH and let go of an illusion - something that's no longer right for you.

Moon 11° Virgo trines Pluto [in retrograde] 11° Capricorn - transformative and in SYNC with your destined karmic pathway - the Moon will give you strong feelings of what's right for you and with confidence you'll feel it and know it's right - thanks to the clarity you will feel from deep within you.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You may expend an excessive amount of mental energy these days thinking about relationships. But even if you acknowledge that burying your feelings isn’t healthy, it’s still tempting to slip into denial. Don’t worry about what might happen if you lose control; using logic to distance yourself from your emotions doesn’t help now. There’s nothing to be gained by attaching rational thoughts to irrational desires, so don’t complicate matters with unnecessary expectations. When it comes to matters of love, don’t second guess your heart.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)
Thankfully, your resistance to working with others settles into the background today, allowing you to be more comfortable in nearly any situation. Tackle a creative project now, even if it doesn’t have a specific purpose yet. The process of undertaking something for your own enjoyment might unlock other more practical possibilities to pursue. Following your bliss is especially awesome if you enjoy the journey along the way.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)
You’re searching for clarity about how to reach your long-term goals. Your emotions may seem erratic, yet standing on the edge of your future is the most exciting thing imaginable now. You’re re-evaluating your priorities and seeking ways to integrate your personal desires into the larger circumstances of your life. However, you have ruminated on everything long enough. It’s time to make your dreams come true; taking a risk isn’t as risky as you think.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Although everything may appear very still and quiet today, you instinctively know when a storm is on the way. You can feel it in every cell of your body. Something big is brewing now and you’re not fooled by the apparent calm. Stay cool and collected as you approach pockets of emotional turbulence. Thankfully, your uneasy anticipation will be alleviated once your needs and fears are addressed. Having a heart-to-heart talk with one of your close friends supplies you with all the support you need.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You might believe that it’s now-or-never as you sort through your options for the future. It feels as if you must do something quickly or the window of opportunity will begin to close. However, there’s no need to panic now that auspicious Jupiter is camping out in your sign for a whole year. Nevertheless, the months will race by quicker than you can imagine, so make up your mind and put your plan into action. Let your confidence, not your fear, lead the way.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You have work to finish today, and if you can stick to your current course you should be ready to react to a whole new set of circumstances. Find clarity within your own mind before trying to impose your position on the rest of the world. Narrowing your range of vision helps you to follow your agenda. Take plenty of time to figure out what matters most to your heart. When your priorities are in order, everything else will fall into place.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You have plenty to keep you busy, especially if you are facing a deadline. It doesn’t matter if it’s imposed by outside circumstances or by your own desire for completion; either way, it’s crucial to stay on track today. These past few months have been rather hectic, but now it’s time to focus your intentions and apply your talents to the work right in front of you. Don’t waste your energy worrying about the future; concentrating on the present moment gives you a better return on your investment.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your long-term goals become more grounded now that the emotional Moon has shifted into earthy Virgo. Instinctively, you understand that your dreams co-create your future. This is very serious work, so don’t waste your time on unrealistic illusions that have no possibility of fulfillment. Even if you think you know your limits, don’t let them hold you back from having an extraordinary life.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Circumstances pull your thoughts and feelings back down to earth today. You are needed by others at work and at home, so your own personal agenda may have to be placed on the back burner for a while. Nevertheless, you still harbor deep feelings that are driving you to make your life more meaningful. There’s no reason to be satisfied with the status quo no matter what obligations you still have to fulfill. Dream big and reach for the stars.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Your brain is buzzing with exciting ideas today, making it nearly impossible to focus on your work. But don’t fall back into your safe patterns as the Moon shuffles her way through industrious Virgo. Instead of trying to limit your expression by settling into familiar routines, be experimental and try a radical new approach. Even if it takes longer to finish a task, it’s more interesting to travel the scenic route and explore alternative options along the way.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Even if you choose to work on a project on your own today, someone could play an important role in your day, nevertheless. Needless to say, this might be frustrating since you may be required to make compromises to earn the support of others. Although you dislike engaging in social games to gain favors, you can turn things around by simply changing your attitude. Instead of displaying your irritation, express your gratitude and see where it leads. Approaching the situation with an open mind makes all the difference in the world.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You might believe that you’re falling down on the job when it comes to relationships, especially if others are overly critical of your behavior today. However, someone’s harsh judgment may reveal more about his or her insecurities than about your actions. Don’t view this as a personal attack; instead of reacting defensively, listen to what’s being said and use it as a catalyst for improving your performance. The best way to demonstrate your commitment is to take your game to a higher level.

~Elder Airwolf~

[Blyssful Tiu's Day Stargazers~ Tuesday 29th July 2014 Moon enters Virgo 5am BST - 6am Europe - 9:30am India 3pm Sydney, Australia - 00:00 midnight USA EST Moon 1° Virgo sextiles Mars 1° Scorpio Moon 7° Virgo opposes Neptune [in retrograde] 7° Pisces Moon 11° Virgo trines Pluto [in retrograde] 11° Capricorn New Moon (waxing/0-45 degrees) The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you. Moon enters Virgo Honest, Pragmatic, Real & "Introvert" Sun in Leo [Fire Sign] and Jupiter in Leo [Fire Sign] - defined by the weekend's triple conjunction New Moon in Leo is working on you and everyone - personally I love it - as the energies can't LIE - whatever you're feeling and sensing is the TRUTH - because whatever is truly correct for YOU is exciting you from WITHIN - whilst things that are WRONG for you are either doing NOTHING for you OR they're annoying you. There's no middle road with a [Fire Sign]. You either FEEL it or not. Moon in Virgo [Earth Sign] Pluto in Capricorn [Earth Sign] Sun in Leo [Fire Sign] - Jupiter in Leo [Fire Sign] - Uranus in Aries [Fire Sign] Mars in Scorpio [Water Sign] - Saturn in Scorpio [Water Sign] Neptune in Pisces [Water Sign] - Mercury in Cancer [Water Sign] - Venus in Cancer [Water Sign] Therefore when Moon enters Virgo 5am BST - 6am Europe - 9:30am India 3pm Sydney, Australia - 00:00 midnight USA EST - you're going to sense a SHIFT in the energies - it becomes clearer, more down-to-earth, realistic and straight forward - even so - you can see there's NO energy in any of the AIR signs - this is good - because - although you'll do lots of communicating, talking and listening to people - if anyone LIES to you - you will FEEL it. Indeed, you might think that I define ALL "AIR signs - Libra, Gemini & Aquarius - as LIARS !?! Well you're right - because we all LIE - that's intrinsic in being "human" - but astrologically when there's no planets in AIR signs - this means that whatever anyone says you won't believe unless it is 100% truth. Hence, during Moon in Virgo - you're going to be able to see things clearly and honestly. Test yourself - and ask yourself honestly about things and people in your life - if they're RIGHT or WRONG and you'll feel the TRUTH from within you. Although I've defined the Moon in Virgo as "introvert" - because the answers will all be WITHIN you - to be honest all the Leo energies will be far from making people "introvert" - but if you're looking for the TRUTH - you'll find it WITHIN. Moon 1° Virgo sextiles Mars 1° Scorpio - I've explained on "Monthly Astrology" that Mars in Scorpio is at home - because in traditional astrological the ruler of Scorpio is Mars [as well as Pluto] - this aspect will indeed be the strongest aspect of the day - and will ensure you FIND the answers WITHIN you. Moon 7° Virgo opposes Neptune [in retrograde] 7° Pisces - planet "Neptune" defines illusions and lies that are needed in order to make us do things we wouldn't logically do - and each month as you grow - "life" shows you a NEW truth - hence you discard something that's no longer "right" or "relevant" in your life. Moon opposition Neptune will ensure you see the TRUTH and let go of an illusion - something that's no longer right for you. Moon 11° Virgo trines Pluto [in retrograde] 11° Capricorn - transformative and in SYNC with your destined karmic pathway - the Moon will give you strong feelings of what's right for you and with confidence you'll feel it and know it's right - thanks to the clarity you will feel from deep within you. Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19) You may expend an excessive amount of mental energy these days thinking about relationships. But even if you acknowledge that burying your feelings isn’t healthy, it’s still tempting to slip into denial. Don’t worry about what might happen if you lose control; using logic to distance yourself from your emotions doesn’t help now. There’s nothing to be gained by attaching rational thoughts to irrational desires, so don’t complicate matters with unnecessary expectations. When it comes to matters of love, don’t second guess your heart. Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20) Thankfully, your resistance to working with others settles into the background today, allowing you to be more comfortable in nearly any situation. Tackle a creative project now, even if it doesn’t have a specific purpose yet. The process of undertaking something for your own enjoyment might unlock other more practical possibilities to pursue. Following your bliss is especially awesome if you enjoy the journey along the way. Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20) You’re searching for clarity about how to reach your long-term goals. Your emotions may seem erratic, yet standing on the edge of your future is the most exciting thing imaginable now. You’re re-evaluating your priorities and seeking ways to integrate your personal desires into the larger circumstances of your life. However, you have ruminated on everything long enough. It’s time to make your dreams come true; taking a risk isn’t as risky as you think. Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Although everything may appear very still and quiet today, you instinctively know when a storm is on the way. You can feel it in every cell of your body. Something big is brewing now and you’re not fooled by the apparent calm. Stay cool and collected as you approach pockets of emotional turbulence. Thankfully, your uneasy anticipation will be alleviated once your needs and fears are addressed. Having a heart-to-heart talk with one of your close friends supplies you with all the support you need. Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22) You might believe that it’s now-or-never as you sort through your options for the future. It feels as if you must do something quickly or the window of opportunity will begin to close. However, there’s no need to panic now that auspicious Jupiter is camping out in your sign for a whole year. Nevertheless, the months will race by quicker than you can imagine, so make up your mind and put your plan into action. Let your confidence, not your fear, lead the way. Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22) You have work to finish today, and if you can stick to your current course you should be ready to react to a whole new set of circumstances. Find clarity within your own mind before trying to impose your position on the rest of the world. Narrowing your range of vision helps you to follow your agenda. Take plenty of time to figure out what matters most to your heart. When your priorities are in order, everything else will fall into place. Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22) You have plenty to keep you busy, especially if you are facing a deadline. It doesn’t matter if it’s imposed by outside circumstances or by your own desire for completion; either way, it’s crucial to stay on track today. These past few months have been rather hectic, but now it’s time to focus your intentions and apply your talents to the work right in front of you. Don’t waste your energy worrying about the future; concentrating on the present moment gives you a better return on your investment. Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21) Your long-term goals become more grounded now that the emotional Moon has shifted into earthy Virgo. Instinctively, you understand that your dreams co-create your future. This is very serious work, so don’t waste your time on unrealistic illusions that have no possibility of fulfillment. Even if you think you know your limits, don’t let them hold you back from having an extraordinary life. Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Circumstances pull your thoughts and feelings back down to earth today. You are needed by others at work and at home, so your own personal agenda may have to be placed on the back burner for a while. Nevertheless, you still harbor deep feelings that are driving you to make your life more meaningful. There’s no reason to be satisfied with the status quo no matter what obligations you still have to fulfill. Dream big and reach for the stars. Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19) Your brain is buzzing with exciting ideas today, making it nearly impossible to focus on your work. But don’t fall back into your safe patterns as the Moon shuffles her way through industrious Virgo. Instead of trying to limit your expression by settling into familiar routines, be experimental and try a radical new approach. Even if it takes longer to finish a task, it’s more interesting to travel the scenic route and explore alternative options along the way. Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Even if you choose to work on a project on your own today, someone could play an important role in your day, nevertheless. Needless to say, this might be frustrating since you may be required to make compromises to earn the support of others. Although you dislike engaging in social games to gain favors, you can turn things around by simply changing your attitude. Instead of displaying your irritation, express your gratitude and see where it leads. Approaching the situation with an open mind makes all the difference in the world. Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20) You might believe that you’re falling down on the job when it comes to relationships, especially if others are overly critical of your behavior today. However, someone’s harsh judgment may reveal more about his or her insecurities than about your actions. Don’t view this as a personal attack; instead of reacting defensively, listen to what’s being said and use it as a catalyst for improving your performance. The best way to demonstrate your commitment is to take your game to a higher level.

~Elder Airwolf~]

Owls~The Magick

The word "cailleach" in the Scottish-Gaelic means old woman!, "coileach-oidhche" is the word for owl, believe it or not it means "night-cockerel"! These birds were most often associated with the Crone aspect of the Goddess. The owl is often a guide to and through the Underworld, a creature of keen sight in darkness, and a silent and swift hunter. It can help unmask those who would deceive you or take advantage of you.

Owls are believed to have played a more prominent role in early Celtic cults, and could perhaps have derived from a more broadly based deity of a common European descent. Predating the Greek cult of Athene, for whom the owl was an animal attribute, were images of these mysterious birds in Celtic lands.

Owls are believed to be a sacred animal to the famed Cult of the Head. They often appear with human heads and with bovines, such as rams and bulls, all of which have been determined by scholars to be objects of this strange cult. In modern Scottish and Welsh languages, the owl, by the etymology of the word alone carries negative connotations of death and darkness. Then, in later Gallo-Roman times the Owl lost its cult significance, but has been linked to a Celtic goddess associated with fertility.

The most famous myth dealing with the owl is in the story of Bloudeuwedd, contained in the Mabinogi. Lleu, one of the central characters of the story has a wife created for him by the magician Gwydion, because his mother forbade by her own word that he would never marry any ordinary woman. Bloudeuwedd is her name, and as the tale goes she tricks Lleu into divulging the secret to his own mortality, convincing him to even demonstrate how.

In the process, Bloudeuwedd then kills Lleu, who avenges his death by turning her in and owl, from which she receives her namesake in Gaelic.

A prime example of owl imagery are the handle fittings found with a famous cauldron found in Bra, Jutland that dates to the 3rd century B. C.. The cauldron was found in a bog in Bra, and was believed to have been a votive offering that was broken into pieces before it was deposited. When put together, the cauldron spanned over a meter in diameter and was adorned by several owls and bulls heads.

In the Celtic style, the fitting bears the face of an owl through an arrangement of shapes that terminate at the end of some columnar tendril designs. This owl is typical of La Tène work and is defined by the large eyes and sharp, curved beak that stand forth from background of intertwining designs.

In Ancient Greek mythology the Owl was a creature sacred to Athena, Goddess of the night who represented wisdom. Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom had a companion Owl on her shoulder, which revealed unseen truths to her. Owl had the ability to light up Athena's blind side, enabling her to speak the whole truth, as opposed to only a half truth. The Ainu in Japan trust the Owl because it gives them notice of evil approaching. They revere the Owl, and believe it mediates between the Gods and men. The bird features prominently Celtic folklore where it is considered both to be sacred and to have magical powers, again because of its abilities in the dark. Zulus and other West African nations consider the bird a powerful influence in casting spells, and think that using parts of the owl gives great strength to a person involved with magical incantations.

To the Welsh, the Owl is a night predator -- the only bird capable of defeating the swift falcon and then only at dusk, its time of power. The Owl symbolizes death and renewal, wisdom, moon magick, and initiations. Their Goddess Arianrhod shapeshifts into a large Owl, and through the great Owl-eyes, sees even into the darkness of the human subconscious and soul. She is said to move with strength and purpose through the night, her wings of comfort and healing spread to give solace to those who seek her. A star and moon Goddess, Arianrhod was also called the Silver Wheel because the dead were carried on her Oar Wheel to Emania (the Moon-land or land of death), which belonged to her as a deity of reincarnation and karma. The Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess in Wales, her palace was Caer Arianrhod (Aurora Borealis), or the secret center of each initiate's spiritual being.

However, many cultures have focused on the dark side of the Owl's symbolism. People have always been suspicious of the Owl because of man's fear of the dark, or night, and those things that might dwell there. In general, the hooting of an Owl is considered a portent of death or bad luck, and it may even prophesize death, as the death of Dido was foretold. It is a medical fact that most people die at night, and for that reason also the Owl has been seen as the messenger of death.

In the Middle East, China, and Japan, the Owl is considered as both a bad omen and an evil spirit. For Christians the Owl traditionally signifies the Devil, powers of evil, bad news, and destruction. Similarly, in the Old Testament the Owl is an unclean creature that stands alone as a figure of desolation. In an Australian Aboriginal myth the Owl is the messenger of bad news. Yama, the Verdic God of death, sometimes sent out the Owl as his emissary.

Indigenous peoples of the Americas consider the Owl to be the Night Eagle because it is silent and deadly in flight, and is a solitary bird with all-seeing eyes. The Owl is generally regarded as a bird of sorcerers because of its association with--and abilities in--the dark. It symbolizes deception and silent observation because it flies noiselessly. The Owl is feared by peoples who believe that the death warning is in its hoot.

In the Navajo belief system, the Owl is the envoy of the supernatural world and earth-bound spirits. The Pawnee understand the Owl as the Chief of the Night and believe that it affords protection. The Cherokee honor the bird as sacred because of its night-time vision, and wish to draw that power to themselves to see in the dark.

Symbolism

Perception, Silent Observation, Wisdom, Deception

The Owl has a dual symbolism of wisdom and darkness, the latter meaning evil and death. They are symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection and magick, and is oftentimes the medicine of sorcerers and witches, you are drawn to magickal practices. Those who have owl medicine will find that these night birds will tend to collect around you, even in daytime, because they recognise a kinship with you.

The two main symbolic characteristics of the Owl, its wisdom and its nocturnal activity-- have made it represent perception. Considering perception in a spiritual context, Owl medicine is related to psychism, occult matters, instincts, and clairvoyance-- the true ability to see what is happening around you.

The owl can see that which others cannot, which is the essence of true wisdom. Where others are deceived, Owl sees and knows what is there.

Use your power of keen, silent observation to intuit some life situation, Owl is befriending you and aiding you in seeing the whole truth. The Owl also brings its messages in the night through dreams or meditation. Pay attention to the signals and omens. The truth always brings further enlightenment.

The Owl, symbol of the Goddess, represents perfect wisdom. Owls have the ability to see in the dark and fly noiselessly through the skies. They bring messages through dreams. The Owl is the bird of mystical wisdom and ancient knowledge of the powers of the moon. With wide-open, all-seeing eyes, Owl looks upon reality without distortion and acknowledges it, yet is aware that with ancient magickal and spiritual knowledge, he or she can make changes.

Owl Medicine: the mystery of magic, omens, silent wisdom and vision in the night
Cycle of Power: nocturnal—year round

Owl is the symbol of the moon, the feminine and insight. Owl is believed to have great healing powers. Because of its association with the moon, it is also tied into fertility, seduction, illusion and mystery. Owl is a bird of magick,prophecy and darkness, of prophecy and wisdom. The Greeks associated the owl with Athena, and it was the symbol of higher wisdom and understanding. Hekate is also associated with Owl as Her messenger, and prophecy. Native Americans saw Owl as an omen.

Owl Medicine is often symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection and magick. 

Owl can see and hear what might normally be hidden. Owl is the bird of the night and has long been the symbol of the darkness within—the place where humans hide their secrets. Owl can instantly adjust its sight to respond to even minute changes in light intensity, and are specially adapted to detect the most subtle movements. Its yellow eyes reflect the light of the Sun active within the Night; the Light penetrating the Darkness.

Those with Owl Medicine will be able see and hear what others may try to hide; they see what is not visible in the shadows, hear what is not said aloud, and read between the lines to see the truth of a situation. They will be able to pinpoint subtleties and discrepancies. This may make others uncomfortable when they are no longer able to deceive, and their hidden agendas are seen through. Owl people have the ability to see into the darkness of others’ souls and into their lives, which may also cause some tension or discomfort with others. These keen senses of sight and hearing have metaphysical links to the gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudience.

Meditate on the owl and things will be revealed.
Listen to its voice inside of you.

You will hear not what is being said by others, but what is hidden.  
You can detect subtleties of voice that others cannot.
People cannot deceive a person who has an owl totem.

Owl people can see into the darkness of others souls.
Most owl people are clairvoyant because of this ability.
It can be very scary at times.
Learn to trust your instincts about people.
Let your owl totem guide you.

Owls are a bird that features prominently in the myths and legends of a variety of cultures. These mysterious creatures are known far and wide as symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy. In some countries, they are seen as good and wise, in others they are a sign of evil and doom to come. There are numerous species of owls, and each seems to have its own legends and lore. Let's look at some of the best-known bits of owl folklore and mythology.

Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom, and is often portrayed with an owl as companion. Homer relates a story in which Athena gets fed up with the crow, who is a total prankster. She banishes the crow as her sidekick, and instead seeks out a new companion. Impressed with the owl’s wisdom, and levels of seriousness, Athena chooses the owl to be her mascot instead. The specific owl that represented Athena was called the Little Owl, Athene noctua, and it was a species found in great numbers inside places like the Acropolis. Coins were minted with Athena’s face on one side, and an owl on the reverse.

There are a number of Native American stories about owls, most of which related to their association with prophecy and divination. The Hopi tribe held the Burrowing Owl as sacred, believing it to be a symbol of their god of the dead. As such, the Burrowing Owl, called Ko’ko, was a protector of the underworld, and things that grew in the earth, such as seeds and plants. This species of owl actually nests in the ground, and so was associated with the earth itself.

The Inuit people of Alaska have a legend about the Snowy Owl, in which Owl and Raven are making each other new clothes. Raven made Owl a pretty dress of black and white feathers. Owl decided to make Raven a lovely white dress to wear. However, when Owl asked Raven to allow her to fit the dress, Raven was so excited that she couldn’t hold still. In fact, she jumped around so much that Owl got fed up and threw a pot of lamp oil at Raven. The lamp oil soaked through the white dress, and so Raven has been black ever since.

In many African countries, the owl is associated with sorcery and baneful magic. A large owl hanging around a house is believed to indicate that a powerful shaman lives within. Many people also believe that the owl carries messages back and forth between the shaman andthe spirit world.

In some places, nailing an owl to the door of a house was considered a way to keep evil at bay. The tradition actually began in ancient Rome, after owls foretold the deaths of Julius Caesar and several other Emperors. The custom persisted in some areas, including Great Britain, up through the eighteenth century, where an owl nailed to a barn door protected the livestock within from fire or lightning.

The owl was known as a harbinger of bad tidings and doom throughout Europe, and put in appearances as a symbol of death and destruction in a number of popular plays and poems. For instance, Sir Walter Scott wrote:

Birds of omen dark and foul,
Night-crow, raven, bat, and owl,
Leave the sick man to his dream --
All night long he heard your scream.

Even before Scott, William Shakespeare wrote of the owl’s premonition of death in bothMacBeth and Julius Caesar.

Much of Appalachian tradition can be traced back to the Scottish Highlands (where the owl was associated with the cailleach) and English villages that were the original homes of mountain settlers. Because of this, there is still a good deal of superstition surrounding the owl in the Appalachian region, most of which are related to death. According to mountain legends, an owl hooting at midnight signifies death is coming. Likewise, if you see an owl circling during the day, it means bad news for someone nearby. In some areas, it is believed that owls flew down on Samhain night to eat the souls of the dead.

If you find an owl feather, it can be used for a variety of purposes. The Zuni tribe believed that an owl feather placed in a baby’s crib kept evil spirits away from the infant. Other tribes saw owls as bringers of healing, so a feather could be hung in the doorway of a home to keep illness out. Likewise, in the British Isles, owls were associated with death and negative energy, so feathers can be used to repel those same unpleasant influences.

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True Meaning of Sisterhood

 

The relationship between sisters.
the feeling of kinship with and closeness to a group of women or all women.
an association, society, or community of women linked by a common interest, religion, or trade.
Sisterhood

Female Spirit
Women's spirituality is one of the richest and most dynamic forces in modern Paganism. Women are respected in all Pagan traditions and have enriched Paganism with a powerful vision of the Goddess - the long-ignored feminine aspect of the Divine. In Paganism, women are Priestesses in their own right, strong and proud, with their own vision.
As well as working in the various traditions of Paganism, women have established their own traditions. These traditions have many forms and are often deeply entwined with the aspirations of the Women's Movement.
Drawing upon the inspiration of the image of the Goddess, women explore their own feminine mysteries. For some women, this involves a denial of all things seen as patriarchal; for others it is a spiritual calling to throw off the conditioning chains of society's stereotypes of women. These women see themselves as reclaiming or creating a new understanding of what it is to be female. They explore the mythologies of the world to discover the deeper meaning of what it is to be a woman. They seek to bring their discoveries to life in their own lives, sharing this new found knowledge by way of myth, song, dance and, where needed, political action.
One of the best known women's traditions is the Dianic movement, named in honour of the Goddess Diana. There are many expressions of this tradition. Two of the founding streams were developed by Z. Budapest and Morgan McFarland in the USA. Greatly inspired by the idea of matriarchy, many Dianic groups exclude men and see their tradition as a sisterhood, as wimin's religion. Others work with men, but see their role as less important than that of women.
Many Dianic groups worship only the Goddess and those that acknowledge the God see the male deity as a part of the mystery of the Goddess.
Women's traditions are often eclectic and loosely- structured. They tend to be highly creative with many spontaneous elements. Some women's traditions are modelled on Wiccan practice and use rituals and celebrate seasonal festivals in a similar way. Other groups are more Shamanic. Others have blended aspects of different traditions to create new unique pathways.
Women's traditions have an especially powerful vision of the Earth as the Goddess and are deeply involved with caring for the Earth and protecting her from the rape of modern civilization. They are concerned with the healing of the Earth and with the healing of the image of women.
'The Goddess awakens in infinite forms and a thousand disguises. 
She is found where She is least expected, appears out of nowhere
and everywhere to illumine the open heart.'
Starhawk, The Spiral Dance, Harper and Row, NY, 1989 edition.
"Don't walk in front of me and be my leader, don't walk behind me and be my follower, but walk beside me and be my Sister."
The true meaning of sisterhood is love, support, and the knowledge that there will always be someone around whom you can talk to or share your stories with, no matter what. There will be struggle we may face amongst each other and amongst others, but we need to forgive, forget, and stand by each other. That is where true sisterhood lies. Sisterhood is being there to encourage one another through good times and bad. Sisterhood is more than friendship; it is a bond that will last you an eternity.
Sisterhood is a bond between girls that is deeper than friendship. I know my sisters will always be there for me, even if we go months without talking because we have built a strong relationship through the good and bad times we have spent together in college. When we talk to each other, it's like nothing has changed.
-Tulsi Gajera, alum
Sisterhood is my security blanket.
-Narmeen Kapadia
Sisterhood to me is a sibling type of relationship where I know I could count on these girls for advice, moral support, and a shoulder to cry on. They'll always look out for you, and they'll always be a true friend.

The True Meaning Of Sisterhood
It’s tough to explain what a sorority/women’s fraternity truly means to us. In fact, sisterhood is so many things at once – one of the most heartfelt & beautiful things in the world!!
Sisterhood is being there to encourage one another through good times & when we’re having a bad day/going through tough times.
Sisterhood is a pat on the back, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello.
Sisterhood is about doing the little things to make our sisters smile: It’s everything that a good & lasting friendship is, but ten times better!!
Sisterhood is knowing that there will always be someone around whom you can talk to or share your stories with, no matter what.
Sisterhood is about sharing dreams & achieving goals together. In addition, it’s aspiring to reach greater heights & exceed expectations together.
Sisterhood is about counting on others & being counted on to make a difference.
Sisterhood is more than the letters which we wear on/around campus – it’s something much greater, something sacred & treasured.
Sisterhood is showing & telling others the good that we do; likewise, it’s showing & telling others the lasting impacts that we’re making for the better for our colleges/universities & communities.
Sisterhood is learning about people. It’s about learning about life. It’s about learning to give back to our campuses & communities selflessly.
Sisterhood is so many things at once. Simply said, it’s the ultimate experience of a lifetime – an experience unlike any other!!

Goddess 
Are the Goddess real? 
That depends on how you define reality. 
Do they live on Mount Olympus or Sinai ? Not likely. Just the same, they are as real as your Being right now as you read this. 
Let me explain.
In Wicca, and Paganism in general, each of the Goddess and Gods represents an ideal, a human quality, something we as people can relate to, something to engender our passions.
Above the individual Gods and Goddesses are the overall principles of male and female polarity. Nothing happens in the Universe without this flow of Energy between polarities.

Above even this personification is the Universal Power. It’s very difficult to focus on this Power, however, so we invoke human-like deities to summon. 
Know that in this way we are focusing on the Powers above all. 
So by all means, use the persona of the Gods and Goddesses to facilitate your workings but know in the back of your head that you are actually directing a much higher Power. What matters is how you relate to the God or Goddesses persona. How he or she works with you, metaphorically speaking.*
Nor does it really matter which Gods and Goddesses we pick; a true Pagan will always be able to understand their personal God or Goddesses in the Gods and Goddesses of other Pagan peoples. This is as true today as it was a thousand years ago.

Aphrodite Greek Goddess of love and passion: sexual rapture.
Born from the sea daughter of the severed member of Uranus
Her counterparts are: Venus; Roman; Ishtar: Mesopotamia and Ashtart
of the Middle East. She is also known as Cytherea Passion: Pysical Passion

Aradia: Strega; Queen of the Witches, daughter of the Roman Goddess Diana and Lucifer. Call on her when you need protection. Takes the form of a cat. Passion: Fear and Security
Arianrhod: Welsh: Goddess of the heavens and reincarnation. 
Call on her to contact the ancestors. Passion: Eternal Life
Artemis: Greek; Goddess of the Moon. She is also the Celtic Goddess Artio, the Bear Goddess.
Call on Artio to provide inspiration for artistic projects. Passion: Creativity
Astarte: Greek, Assyrian, Babylonian; Ancient Fertility Goddess Passion: Motherhood

Aurora: Roman Winged Goddess of the Dawn, Her lover, Tithonus, Prince of Troy was granted immortality but not eternal youth. When he aged terribly she changed him into a grasshopper Passion: Rebirth

Bast; Egyptian; Bast or Bastet is the Goddess of Protection, often taking the form of a cat. Passion: Beauty and Security

Brigid; Celtic; She is the often the Mother in the Triple Goddess. Passion: Sisterhood

Ceres: Roman; Harvest God
Here pictured with Bacchus.
She turned a a man into a newt for mocking Her. 
Perhaps for her tiny little head.
It's where the whole newt thing started.
Oops, shouldn't have said that.
She might turn me into a newtette! Passion: Security and Sustenance

Cerridwen: Welsh; Goddess of the Moon and Harvest. 
She is often seen as part of the Triple Goddess. Passion: Beauty and Sustenance
Demeter: The Greek Goddess Demeter represents fertility and motherhood. Shown here rescuing her daughter Persephone
from the underworld. Passion: Motherhood and Protection

Diana: Roman; 
Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt
She is the mistress of wild things
protector of the young and vulnerable Passion: Freedom and Autonomy

Dryads: Greek; Spirit of the Trees.
Celtic as Flidais; spirit of the woodlands
who commands the animals. Passion: Nature
Flora: Roman; Goddess of Spring, 
flowers and beauty and plenty on the earth Passion: Beauty and Sustenance


Epona: Celtic and Roman; the Horse Goddess
Riannon in Britain and Macha in Erie 
One of the only Celtic deity to have a 
place in the Roman pantheon. Passion: Strength and Beauty Epona is especially significant to young women.


Eos Goddess of Dawn: brother of Helios sister of Selene
mother of the Evening Star, Eosphorus. 
Eostra to the Celts and Aurora to the Romans,
She is the Goddess of Passion and Desire, as many
gods and mortals sought her love including:
Orion, Cephalus, Astaeus, Tithonus, who she turned
into a grasshopper when she lost her desire for him Passion: Lust

Fortuna: Roman; Goddess of Fate. 
If you need your luck changed she is the one to call upon. Passion: Destiny
Freya: Norse Moon Goddess and leader of the Valkyries. Passion: Sisterhood and Beauty

Hathor: Egyptian; Goddess of cunning and beauty. 
Protector of women.
The Mirror of Hathor is an important magyc tool Passion: Beauty and Security

Hecate: Greek; Moon Goddess of wisdom.
Often portrayed as the Crone in the Trinity Passion: Wisdom
Hera: Greek Protector of marriage and of wives wronged.
here pictured with Zeus Passion: Jealously and Justice
Hestia: Greek; Goddess of home and hearth. Passion: Security
Inanna: Sumerian; ancient fertility Goddess Passion: Motherhood
Isis: Egyptian; the collective form of the Egyptian Triple Goddesses. 
Mother Goddess and bringer of life Passion: Life and Procreation
Lilith: Hebrew; 
Adam’s first wife 
who is said to have turned into a demoness and flew away. Passion: Freedom
Lilith is the Goddess of divorce

Maat: Egyptian; Goddess of Justice and the Divine Order
pictured here with Isis Passion: Justice and Order

Morgan (Morrigan): Celtic; Goddess of War and Magyc. 
In some versions she is mated with the Merlin, 
others she is the Lady of the Lake, others the sister of Arthur
Collectively in the Triple Goddess as Morrigan or Morrigna with Badb and Macha Passion: Female Strength and Power

The Muses: Greek Goddesses of Inspiration. 
Summon the Muses for creative task such as music, poetry, painting, sculpting, etc. Passion: Creativity
Nephtys: Egyptian; Goddess of sisters and midwifes, 
and fond of surprises. Passion: Motherhood and Sisterhood

Norns: Celtic; the collective name of the three sisters of fate. 
Another excellent source of good fortune. Passion: Sisterhood

Nuit: Egyptian; the crown of the heavens, Sky Mother. 
Copulates with Geb to make the world turn. Passion: Order

Persephone: Greek; Goddess of Spring and Healing
Goddess of the Underworld her return to the earth
signifies the beginning of spring. In her underworld
role she advocates for the souls of the dead. Passion: Rebirth


Selene: Greek; Goddess of the Moon and logic. 
Call on her when you have a problem to solve. Passion: Truth and Beauty

Venus: Roman; Goddess of Love and passion Passion: Beauty and Love
Vesta: Roman; Goddess of Fire protector of home and hearth Passion: Security
will always succeed. But we have the right to seek our own satisfaction.

[True Meaning of Sisterhood The relationship between sisters. the feeling of kinship with and closeness to a group of women or all women. an association, society, or community of women linked by a common interest, religion, or trade. Sisterhood Female Spirit Women's spirituality is one of the richest and most dynamic forces in modern Paganism. Women are respected in all Pagan traditions and have enriched Paganism with a powerful vision of the Goddess - the long-ignored feminine aspect of the Divine. In Paganism, women are Priestesses in their own right, strong and proud, with their own vision. As well as working in the various traditions of Paganism, women have established their own traditions. These traditions have many forms and are often deeply entwined with the aspirations of the Women's Movement. Drawing upon the inspiration of the image of the Goddess, women explore their own feminine mysteries. For some women, this involves a denial of all things seen as patriarchal; for others it is a spiritual calling to throw off the conditioning chains of society's stereotypes of women. These women see themselves as reclaiming or creating a new understanding of what it is to be female. They explore the mythologies of the world to discover the deeper meaning of what it is to be a woman. They seek to bring their discoveries to life in their own lives, sharing this new found knowledge by way of myth, song, dance and, where needed, political action. One of the best known women's traditions is the Dianic movement, named in honour of the Goddess Diana. There are many expressions of this tradition. Two of the founding streams were developed by Z. Budapest and Morgan McFarland in the USA. Greatly inspired by the idea of matriarchy, many Dianic groups exclude men and see their tradition as a sisterhood, as wimin's religion. Others work with men, but see their role as less important than that of women. Many Dianic groups worship only the Goddess and those that acknowledge the God see the male deity as a part of the mystery of the Goddess. Women's traditions are often eclectic and loosely- structured. They tend to be highly creative with many spontaneous elements. Some women's traditions are modelled on Wiccan practice and use rituals and celebrate seasonal festivals in a similar way. Other groups are more Shamanic. Others have blended aspects of different traditions to create new unique pathways. Women's traditions have an especially powerful vision of the Earth as the Goddess and are deeply involved with caring for the Earth and protecting her from the rape of modern civilization. They are concerned with the healing of the Earth and with the healing of the image of women. 'The Goddess awakens in infinite forms and a thousand disguises. She is found where She is least expected, appears out of nowhere and everywhere to illumine the open heart.' Starhawk, The Spiral Dance, Harper and Row, NY, 1989 edition. "Don't walk in front of me and be my leader, don't walk behind me and be my follower, but walk beside me and be my Sister." The true meaning of sisterhood is love, support, and the knowledge that there will always be someone around whom you can talk to or share your stories with, no matter what. There will be struggle we may face amongst each other and amongst others, but we need to forgive, forget, and stand by each other. That is where true sisterhood lies. Sisterhood is being there to encourage one another through good times and bad. Sisterhood is more than friendship; it is a bond that will last you an eternity. Sisterhood is a bond between girls that is deeper than friendship. I know my sisters will always be there for me, even if we go months without talking because we have built a strong relationship through the good and bad times we have spent together in college. When we talk to each other, it's like nothing has changed. -Tulsi Gajera, alum Sisterhood is my security blanket. -Narmeen Kapadia Sisterhood to me is a sibling type of relationship where I know I could count on these girls for advice, moral support, and a shoulder to cry on. They'll always look out for you, and they'll always be a true friend. The True Meaning Of Sisterhood It’s tough to explain what a sorority/women’s fraternity truly means to us. In fact, sisterhood is so many things at once – one of the most heartfelt & beautiful things in the world!! Sisterhood is being there to encourage one another through good times & when we’re having a bad day/going through tough times. Sisterhood is a pat on the back, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello. Sisterhood is about doing the little things to make our sisters smile: It’s everything that a good & lasting friendship is, but ten times better!! Sisterhood is knowing that there will always be someone around whom you can talk to or share your stories with, no matter what. Sisterhood is about sharing dreams & achieving goals together. In addition, it’s aspiring to reach greater heights & exceed expectations together. Sisterhood is about counting on others & being counted on to make a difference. Sisterhood is more than the letters which we wear on/around campus – it’s something much greater, something sacred & treasured. Sisterhood is showing & telling others the good that we do; likewise, it’s showing & telling others the lasting impacts that we’re making for the better for our colleges/universities & communities. Sisterhood is learning about people. It’s about learning about life. It’s about learning to give back to our campuses & communities selflessly. Sisterhood is so many things at once. Simply said, it’s the ultimate experience of a lifetime – an experience unlike any other!! Goddess Are the Goddess real? That depends on how you define reality. Do they live on Mount Olympus or Sinai ? Not likely. Just the same, they are as real as your Being right now as you read this. Let me explain. In Wicca, and Paganism in general, each of the Goddess and Gods represents an ideal, a human quality, something we as people can relate to, something to engender our passions. Above the individual Gods and Goddesses are the overall principles of male and female polarity. Nothing happens in the Universe without this flow of Energy between polarities. Above even this personification is the Universal Power. It’s very difficult to focus on this Power, however, so we invoke human-like deities to summon. Know that in this way we are focusing on the Powers above all. So by all means, use the persona of the Gods and Goddesses to facilitate your workings but know in the back of your head that you are actually directing a much higher Power. What matters is how you relate to the God or Goddesses persona. How he or she works with you, metaphorically speaking.* Nor does it really matter which Gods and Goddesses we pick; a true Pagan will always be able to understand their personal God or Goddesses in the Gods and Goddesses of other Pagan peoples. This is as true today as it was a thousand years ago. Aphrodite Greek Goddess of love and passion: sexual rapture. Born from the sea daughter of the severed member of Uranus Her counterparts are: Venus; Roman; Ishtar: Mesopotamia and Ashtart of the Middle East. She is also known as Cytherea Passion: Pysical Passion Aradia: Strega; Queen of the Witches, daughter of the Roman Goddess Diana and Lucifer. Call on her when you need protection. Takes the form of a cat. Passion: Fear and Security Arianrhod: Welsh: Goddess of the heavens and reincarnation. Call on her to contact the ancestors. Passion: Eternal Life Artemis: Greek; Goddess of the Moon. She is also the Celtic Goddess Artio, the Bear Goddess. Call on Artio to provide inspiration for artistic projects. Passion: Creativity Astarte: Greek, Assyrian, Babylonian; Ancient Fertility Goddess Passion: Motherhood Aurora: Roman Winged Goddess of the Dawn, Her lover, Tithonus, Prince of Troy was granted immortality but not eternal youth. When he aged terribly she changed him into a grasshopper Passion: Rebirth Bast; Egyptian; Bast or Bastet is the Goddess of Protection, often taking the form of a cat. Passion: Beauty and Security Brigid; Celtic; She is the often the Mother in the Triple Goddess. Passion: Sisterhood Ceres: Roman; Harvest God Here pictured with Bacchus. She turned a a man into a newt for mocking Her. Perhaps for her tiny little head. It's where the whole newt thing started. Oops, shouldn't have said that. She might turn me into a newtette! Passion: Security and Sustenance Cerridwen: Welsh; Goddess of the Moon and Harvest. She is often seen as part of the Triple Goddess. Passion: Beauty and Sustenance Demeter: The Greek Goddess Demeter represents fertility and motherhood. Shown here rescuing her daughter Persephone from the underworld. Passion: Motherhood and Protection Diana: Roman; Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt She is the mistress of wild things protector of the young and vulnerable Passion: Freedom and Autonomy Dryads: Greek; Spirit of the Trees. Celtic as Flidais; spirit of the woodlands who commands the animals. Passion: Nature Flora: Roman; Goddess of Spring, flowers and beauty and plenty on the earth Passion: Beauty and Sustenance Epona: Celtic and Roman; the Horse Goddess Riannon in Britain and Macha in Erie One of the only Celtic deity to have a place in the Roman pantheon. Passion: Strength and Beauty Epona is especially significant to young women. Eos Goddess of Dawn: brother of Helios sister of Selene mother of the Evening Star, Eosphorus. Eostra to the Celts and Aurora to the Romans, She is the Goddess of Passion and Desire, as many gods and mortals sought her love including: Orion, Cephalus, Astaeus, Tithonus, who she turned into a grasshopper when she lost her desire for him Passion: Lust Fortuna: Roman; Goddess of Fate. If you need your luck changed she is the one to call upon. Passion: Destiny Freya: Norse Moon Goddess and leader of the Valkyries. Passion: Sisterhood and Beauty Hathor: Egyptian; Goddess of cunning and beauty. Protector of women. The Mirror of Hathor is an important magyc tool Passion: Beauty and Security Hecate: Greek; Moon Goddess of wisdom. Often portrayed as the Crone in the Trinity Passion: Wisdom Hera: Greek Protector of marriage and of wives wronged. here pictured with Zeus Passion: Jealously and Justice Hestia: Greek; Goddess of home and hearth. Passion: Security Inanna: Sumerian; ancient fertility Goddess Passion: Motherhood Isis: Egyptian; the collective form of the Egyptian Triple Goddesses. Mother Goddess and bringer of life Passion: Life and Procreation Lilith: Hebrew; Adam’s first wife who is said to have turned into a demoness and flew away. Passion: Freedom Lilith is the Goddess of divorce Maat: Egyptian; Goddess of Justice and the Divine Order pictured here with Isis Passion: Justice and Order Morgan (Morrigan): Celtic; Goddess of War and Magyc. In some versions she is mated with the Merlin, others she is the Lady of the Lake, others the sister of Arthur Collectively in the Triple Goddess as Morrigan or Morrigna with Badb and Macha Passion: Female Strength and Power The Muses: Greek Goddesses of Inspiration. Summon the Muses for creative task such as music, poetry, painting, sculpting, etc. Passion: Creativity Nephtys: Egyptian; Goddess of sisters and midwifes, and fond of surprises. Passion: Motherhood and Sisterhood Norns: Celtic; the collective name of the three sisters of fate. Another excellent source of good fortune. Passion: Sisterhood Nuit: Egyptian; the crown of the heavens, Sky Mother. Copulates with Geb to make the world turn. Passion: Order Persephone: Greek; Goddess of Spring and Healing Goddess of the Underworld her return to the earth signifies the beginning of spring. In her underworld role she advocates for the souls of the dead. Passion: Rebirth Selene: Greek; Goddess of the Moon and logic. Call on her when you have a problem to solve. Passion: Truth and Beauty Venus: Roman; Goddess of Love and passion Passion: Beauty and Love Vesta: Roman; Goddess of Fire protector of home and hearth Passion: Security will always succeed. But we have the right to seek our own satisfaction.]