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All About Faeries

Sprites, Faeries & Pixies

[Anna Ignatieva - Spring Flowers Fae] The Beginning
They are called the Fae, fay, faeries, sprites and pixies. Are they the same thing? Are there separate variations or species? What are they exactly? Where do they live? Who believes in them and how do they communicate with them?
The best place to start this topic is with spellings and definitions. There are several spellings used throughout the world and spiritual community for faeries. Fairy and faerie are the two most common, but they can also be described as fay or fae.
Pixie, leprechaun, faerie, brownie, sprite are all terms for these supernatural beings, thought to be helpful or harmful to people. These variations in name are often attributed to different cultures of the world using different languages to describe the same thing. For instance, here in America we call the roof over the engine of our car a hood. In the U.K. it's a bonnet. The way we label these magikal little people is similar to that. Thus we have different names to describe nearly the same group of little people. 
Faerie is the most general name for such beings: a good faerie is often referred to as a godmother (faerie godmother); but they may also cause misadventures for humans. A brownie is a good-natured tiny being who appears usually at night to do household tasks: more often outside chores, such as cutting the  lawn and tending weeds in flower beds. A pixie is usually a young, mischievous or roguish faerie. A Sprite refers to a faerie of pleasing appearance who is older than a fae and who is to be admired for ease and lightness of movement. Sprite can also refer to an impish or even hostile being. 
Even these generalizations can get mixed up based on where you are in the world and which faerie legends you read or research. Here in the west we can define these names and labels in dictionary standards, but to really understand them, it's best to research the etymology of these labels and not just their definitions. 
Faerie Etymology
~ Brownies
Are benevolent goblins (an ugly little creature), who are supposed to haunt old farmhouses in Scotland. First used in the 1510s, and described as "a wee brown man".
~ Dobbie 
A "household sprite." First seen in 1811, from playful use of the proper name represented in dobbin (the name of a farm horse in Merchant of Venice). In Sussex, England such apparitions were called Master Dobbs.
[Norse Elf] ~ Elf
In early folklore, an elf is one of a class of "out of the ordinary beings", especially from mountainous regions, with magical powers, given to capricious and often mischievous interference in human affairs. They are usually imagined to be a diminutive beings in human form; similar to a sprite or fairy. 

Elf appears in various European regions. In Germanic folklore elf appears in the form of Old Norse alfr, German alp as "one of a race of powerful supernatural beings" referring to an "evil spirit, goblin or incubus". Used figuratively for "mischievous person" from 1550sAD.  

These Germanic Elves were some of the first concepts of the Jolly Old Elf. Over time, these elves and specifically Santa Claus, slowly became kind little people thanks to the Yule version of their kind.   

The small diminutive Elf rises in stature in Old English folklore in the late 16c. In the Middle Ages (5th to 15th centuries) Elves were confused to some degree with faeries; the more noble version begins with Edmund Spenser (1552-1599); an English poet best known for "The Faerie Queene". Their image as a tall and beautiful race of mystical people is further cemented in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit series. 
Nonetheless a popular component in Anglo-Saxon names, many of which survive as modern given names and surnames, cf. Ælfræd "Elf-counsel" (Alfred), Ælfwine "Elf-friend" (Alvin), Ælfric "Elf-ruler" (Eldridge), also women's names such as Ælfflæd "Elf-beauty." 
~ Faerie
First found around 1300AD, faerie refers to "enchantment, magic". It derives from Old French "faerie" as the land of fairies, meeting of fairies, enchantment, or magik. It may also be derived from fae "fay," from Latin fata (plural) "the Fates". 
Faerie as "a supernatural creature" is from the late 14c., perhaps through intermediate forms such as faerie knight"supernatural or legendary knight" (early 14c.). The diminutive winged beings so-called in children's stories seem to date from the early 17c. 

[Spring's Disney Pixie Hollow Fairy]

The slang meaning "effeminate male" or a homosexual man is first recorded 1895. 
Faerie ring is from the mid 1590s. 
Fossil sea urchins found on the English Downlands were called fairy loaves.
~ Faery / Fae / Fairy / Fay
Are all alternative spellings of Faerie
~ Leprechauns
Is a figure from old Celtic legends (most specifically Irish lore), described as a little old man who will reveal the location of a hidden crock of gold to anyone who catches him. 
It can be found from 1604, Irish "lupracan", Old Irish "luchorpan" in literature, as "a very small bodied person". Is commonly spelled lubrican in 17c. English. 
~ Pixie
First seen in 1630AD, the name is from obscure origin. It perhaps comes from or is related to Swedish dialect pyske "small fairy".  But West County origin suggests the ultimate source is in Cornwall and thus comes from Celtic oral traditions and lore. The earliest references were in pixy-path "bewilderment". Literally it referred to a "path on which one is led astray by pixies," and pixie-led, meaning "lost." 
Pixie is seen as a regional term to define faeries of a particular region or culture. Most specifically in Celtic (Scottish and Wales) lands. 
Being Pixilated referred to a person who was touched by Pixies, implying they were slightly insane, or made mad by the touch of the pixies. 
Pixy is an alternative for Pixie. 
~ Sprites
First seen in the 1300sAD, from Old French esprit "spirit," from Latin spiritus. Described as a nimble elflike creature, especially one associated with water. 
Nixie comes from an Old High Germanic word (nihhussa) to mean a water sprite.
Faerie Folklore 
In folklore a faerie is one of a class of supernatural beings, generally conceived as having a tiny human form and possessing magical powers with which they intervene in human affairs. There are over 1000 varieties of faeries throughout legend and lore around the world. Almost every culture has some form of faerie being who interacts with humans. Some cause havoc others protect or help.
The earliest depictions of faeries is reportedly found in Etruscan* art around 600 BC, where paintings display small human formed beings with wings. The Etruscans called these beings Lasa. Some have suggested that faeries don't appear in Celtic lands until after the rise of Christianity. But earlier Celtic lore doesn't support this approach and suggests the faeries were first described around 400 BC as the Celts were exposed to the practices of the Etruscans. Others suggest they can first be found during the Stone Age period (9000-8000BC) in Old Europe's Cult of the Dead. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (800 AD) were writings that described, among other things, charms against 'elf-shot'.
The link between faeries and the dead has been a long association. Some suggest fairies were originally the spirits of the deceased. Thus their association with the Cult of the Dead in Old Europe, the tomb paintings of the ancient Mediterranean and in Etruscan art which depicts faeries in the company of a god or goddess. They can also be found in this context as part of the Lare of the Romans. A Lare or Lar in early Roman religions were guardians of an area, place or home. Statues of a Lare figure were often placed upon a table to provide blessings to those who sat around it, or as a place of honor where diners would thank the Lare for the bounty of food. 
  [Tuatha de Danann - The Little People]
The Celtic Tuatha de Danann have been described as early legends of Celtic faeries. The Tuatha de Danann came out of the mist and arrived in the British Isles. The early Celts were oral traditionalists. It's likely the Tuatha de Danann where talked about in poems and stores long before writings recorded their importance. The Celtic Book of Invasions(The Lebhar Gabhála Éireann) describes the Tuatha de Danann battling the Fir Bolg and defeating them. The Tuatha de Danann were not friends to the Celtic people however. Rather they are described as precursors in the Book of Invasions. They are defined as the 5th group to settle Ireland, conquering the island from the Fir Bolg. 
As the Celts moved into Britain around 600-500BC the Tuatha de Danann moved into the hills and forests to live in secret. This presumably linked the faeries to nature and living in the country lands. The Etruscan faeries are associated with vegetation and the secrets of Nature, again aligning faeries with nature.
The spiritualists of the west tend to focus on faeries of Europe, but they do exist all over the world. they can be found in Japan, China, India and in many shamanistic cultures of Native American Indians, African tribes and Australian Aborigines. For instance, in Japan the Chin-Chin Kobakama are fairy like in appearance. They are generally elderly but are amazingly spry. They are seen as a house faerie and specifically are interested in floors, either natural wood or rugs. They move into a home, provide their protection and assistance as long as the home is kept clean. They are known to tease sloppy children and chase after sloppy housekeepers.
The Faeries
Generally faeries are highly connected to nature and take care of the natural world or what some might call theelemental world. They bring the spring and help the nature kingdom wake up from its long winter slumber. They work through the summer to help nature grow and into the fall to direct nature through its transition into winter. And in winter they bring the snows and watch over the natural world while it sleeps. In these legends, the faeries are in charge of the elemental seasons helping the world transition from one section of the Divine circle to the next.
Other legends have the faeries watching over the vortex elements of nature. These elements being earth, air, fire and water. They use these elements to support the natural courses of nature as it moves around the Divine circle of change; birth, life, death and spirit. 
In our modern times, this is excellently depicted in Disney's Tinkerbell movies. Each type of fairy has his or her own talent that assists nature moving through the seasons, which are brought to the human world by the fae themselves.  

In general faeries live in Faerie Land, a mystical invisible place that can rarely be seen by humans and only at certain times of the day or year. Some legends foretell of humans who have been touched by the faeries and can see their land whenever they want, or only at night. Other stories say Faerie Land can only be seen at night during a full moon, or only during certain holidays during the year when there is much merriment and the faeries drop their guard to keep hidden. The most common of these holidays occurs during 3 Pagan Sabbats (sabbath holidays). The first occurs in May and is known as Bealtaine when the God and maiden Goddess are betrothed. The second occurs on the last sunset of October known as Samhain when the Celtic New Year begins. The final holiday occurs at the end of the year during the 12 Days of Yule when the God is reborn to the world.

Other encounters can occur, but are often confused as being something else and not as communications or sightings from the faerie world. Faerie Fire is a perfect example of this. Faerie Fire is a misty, phosphorescent light fluttering or flowing through the night. It can be seen in a graveyard as an etherical shell around a confused spirit. When seen on a road, it is believed to be a light designed to misdirect a nighttime traveler. In Russia it is seen floating around the head of an unbaptized child while it sleeps. Presumably the light is from faeries magik designed to protect the child from evil while it sleeps.
Some legends describe faerie signs or signs of faerie existence. Such as faerie circles, faerie mounds, faerie stones and faerie weeds. Faerie mounds are described in Scotland as the actual physical formations in the earth believed to be the homes of the little people. Faerie Stones are stones with a naturally formed hole that has the vibrational frequency to be worn as a healing agent or an amulet of protection. Faerie Weed is a specific type of plant that assists the faeries with psychic manifestations.
Even today people talk about the fairy circles in their yard. These are circles of mushrooms that seem to pop-up over night in your yard. They are said to grow from the magik dust left behind by the faeries as they danced and celebrated during the night in our world, before returning to their hidden land.

[Faerie Ring]

Most legends of faeries agree that in Faerie Land time and space do not move in the same manner as it does in the human world. A single night in Faerie Land can equal several years in human time. Because of this the entrance way into Faerie Land is highly guarded and can only be found in the base of a tree trunk. Some suggest it has to be a specific kind of tree, such as an old Oak. While others specify other variations of entrances based on that cultures connection to the spirit world. 
For instance a few legends of the orient suggest the entrance into Faerie Land can only be found in the first bloom of a lotus plant. In order to guard against the faeries playing havoc with the human world, some people would block the 'exits' from Faerie Land with iron. Faeries believe iron to be an abomination and have no magikal influence over it. In order for a human to gain entrance into the Faerie Land, a human would stick a rod of iron into the door so it could not be closed. The faeries wouldn't touch the iron and the door would remain open until the human removed it.
The Faerie Traditions
There are many Pagan Metaphysical traditions that incorporate faerie legend and lore into their practices and focus. Let’s have a quick definition here so we’re speaking from the same page. Pagan is any religion that does not follow the doctrine set forth by Abraham; what we call Abrahamic tradition. Pagan Metaphysics is a modern name for the Old Religion or what many people know as Witchcraft. Pagan Metaphysics is a global religion, of which Wicca is the most common denomination here in America. Wicca is to the Old Religion, as Baptist is to Christianity. There are many denominations of Pagan Metaphysics, some older than Wicca, some more recently created. 
There are so many modern variations of faerie traditions that they all cannot be listed here. One of the most well known Wiccan based systems is The Feri Tradition founded by Victor Anderson and Gwydion Pendderwen. Their practices are very secretive and little is known about their specific beliefs and practices.
Faeri Wicca places an emphasis on the Fae (gnomes, elves, faeries, sprites, etc.), their lore, and their relation to the natural world. Many associate this tradition with the Tuatha de Danann. Another variation is sometimes called Faerie Wicca, which is associated with the faerie tradition founded by author Kisma Stepanich.
Other faerie traditions base their practices on common thoughts and beliefs of the Faerie folk laid out in several cultures and mythologies. These groups take what they like and discarding other elements to incorporate into their own Tradition. Other groups such as the Dryads, base their beliefs and practices on a Celtic tradition that honors a specific set of faeries. In this case the Dryads work with and honor the Tree Spirits. They also go by the name Sidhe Draoi or the English translation Faerie Druids.
Connecting With The Faeries
Of course no one has to connect with faeries for magikal workings. But doing so helps to add the elements and energy of nature to magikal workings. There maybe times when a practitioner wants a little extra help and the faeries can certainly do that. Magikal workings can be with specific groups of faeries for specific purposes or a working can invite a specific faerie by name.
In her book 'A Witch's Guide to Faerie Folk', Eden McCoy provides a great quick guide for faerie forms and endeavors.

Healing Animals
Brown men
Protection of Animals
Twlwwyth Tegs
Protection of Home
Chin-Chin Kobakama
Twlwwyth Tegs

Healing People
Brown men
Chi spirits
Protection of People
Gwragedd Annwn
Twlwwyth Tegs
Prosperity Spells
Travel or Lost Objects
Fertility Spells

 Working With Faeries
You can work in general terms as well by calling on faeries of particular elements, such as the Faeries of the Wood, or Water, Air or Fire. Or you can just call on the faerie folk and allow them to come to you as they may. It's really up to you and what you feel comfortable with.
[Amethystine Grail Gothic Goblet] Calling upon the faeries isn't different than calling upon your guides or the Divine force in your life. It requires focus and forethought. What do you want to do, how do you want the faeries to help and what do you want them to help with are all things you need to think about before you call upon their magikal assistance.
Begin by sitting down in a quiet location and going within to your higher self. Take in several cleansing breaths, set your shields of protection and state your intent. Move into a meditative state and guide your visions toward creating the energy you want to establish, be it communication, looking within yourself for spiritual learning, or walking through the process of a ritual you are about to conduct. 
You can create a Faerie greeting that rhymes and that you can use each time you work with your faeries. Here are a few examples:

For going within and looking for answers:

Faeries bright in faerie light, please help guide my sight, to find the answers inside tonight.

For divination (especially with tarot):
Faeries bright in faerie light, please help me pull the card that is right and find the answers I need tonight.
Faeries bright in faerie light, please help me create energy tonight, guide my thoughts and guide my sight to manifest the spell that is right.
For ritual work

Just as important as asking for help is making sure you thank the faeries for coming to help you. It's also a good idea to make an offering to the faeries as well. Specific faeries like specific thing. If you want to provide a generic gift, leave a plate of fruit or vegetables outside by your favorite tree after sunset. Don't leave meat, and if you leave a drink, wine is the most common. Highly processed alcohol is generally a bad idea. Some faerie experts say leaving alcohol of any kind is an insult to the Fae. They suggest leaving natural fruit juice instead. 
Additional Reading
The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries by Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz, University Books 1966
The Elements of the Arthurian Tradition by John Matthews, Element Books 1989
The Vanishing People: Fairy Lore and Legends by Katherine Briggs, Pantheon Books 1978
A Witch's Guide to faerie Folk by Edain McCoy, Llewellyn Publications 2007
* Etruscans - Etruscan civilization is the modern English name given to the culture and way of life of a people of ancient Italy and Corsica whom the ancient Romans called Etrusci or Tusci.

Sources: 1, o2, o17, o32, o35, o36, o37, o39, o54, o57, o58, o58, w07, w08
Created:  07.31.2010       Updated: 11.06.2013


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The Healing Tree

n Greek mythology, the dryads are female spirits of nature (nymphs), who preside over the groves and forests. Each one is born with a certain tree over which she watches. A dryad either lives in a tree, in which case she is called a hamadryad, or close to it. The lives of the dryads are connected with that of the trees; should the tree perish, then she dies with it. If this is caused by a mortal, the gods will punish him for that deed. The dryads themselves will also punish any thoughtless mortal who would somehow injure the trees.

Dryads, Nymphs and Other Faery Folk.


Tales of Nymphs in Greek mythology and religion abound, there were revered as the spirits of specific natural features - and often were identified with the part of nature in which they dwelled, The Oreads, were mountain nymphs. Others were associated with a particular function of nature, the Hamadryads, or tree nymphs, whose lives began and ended with that of a particular tree.

The name "nymph" comes from the Greek word that means "young woman", and so naturally these beings were considered to be female. Indeed, they were represented as young, beautiful, musical, amorous, and gentle youthful creatures. And while there is some question about whether they were immortal or not - Hamadryads in particular were linked with the lives of their chosen trees - it is believed that they were extremely long lived.

A beautiful, ever-young creature that inhabits the lovliest of all wilderness places including clear lakes, streams, and crystalline caverns. They do not like any form of intrusion but there is a 100% that a nymph will be friendly if approached by another good creature. Nymphs are exceptionally intelligent and are very rarely found.

Dryads - wood nymphs

Dryads and Hamadryads are two types of wood nymphs in Greek mythology. These female nature spirits were thought to inhabit trees and forests, and they were especially fond of oak trees. Dryads were often depicted in myth and art accompanied - or being pursued by - their male counterparts, the satyrs.

There are many stories of dryads in myth and legend. One famous dryad was Eurydice, the beautiful but ill-fated wife of Orpheus. According to the tale, Eurydice was killed by a snake when she tried to escape from the unwelcome amorous advances of Aristaeus. The fact that a dryad such as Eurydice could die demonstrates the idea that these nymphs were not immortal. And indeed, the hamadryads were even more vulnerable, for it was believed that their lives depended on the health and well-being of the trees they inhabited.

Dryads can be found in the secluded places such as oak trees. They are very shy and non-violent so they are never more than a few feet away from their individual tree. Unless they are surprised, dryads can disappear by stepping into a tree.

The dryad is the spirit of the tree, its essential pattern. It is a living being linked to the tree and growing with it, but at the same time it is a trans-temporal and trans-spacial creature, living in the Astral dimension as much as in the mundane world. When a branch falls off a tree or is pruned, the dryad spirit is still in the wood. It is not really correct to speak of “parts” of a spirit, but one might consider the spirit of the wand to be part of the tree’s consciousness. Some writers suggest that trees withdraw their life from a branch when they sense it is going to be cut and there is doubtless something to such observations. Nevertheless, in my experience, the spirit always remains in some degree and can be awoken by enchantment when the branch is crafted into a wand.

Now, of course, orthodox mundane botany does not usually accord consciousness to trees. In the Alferic tradition and in most schools of Druidry, trees are considered to have spirit, mind, and consciousness, as well as will and emotions. Indeed, in my experience, trees have a larger proportion of emotion than intellect in their souls. They do not ratiocinate the way we do, but they do ponder and brood. As Tolkien so rightly observed in Lord of the Rings, many trees today are sleepy. If the druid touches them and makes contact with their dryad spirit, they sometimes at first seem sluggish and hard to reach. Other trees respond immediately to such attention with the same kind of reaction many of us would have if suddenly touched by the mind of another being.

Still, it is misleading to anthropomorphize dryads. They share many of the spiritual qualities with us, but they do not think or live like human beings. In their present incarnation, trees are fixed and immobile. A great deal of their attention is directed into the ground through their roots and outward into the air through their branches and leaves. They do move, of course, in the process of growth and in harmony with the winds, rain, and sunlight. Deciduous trees drop their leaves and grow new ones, many drop seeds or flowers. So there is a great deal of activity in trees but it is the sort that, in humans, remains largely unconscious. We too produce seeds and eggs, grow hair and nails and new skin, and throughout childhood our whole body is growing. Even in adulthood the body changes shape. But trees have very different bodies and their spirits are diffused throughout their bodies without the distracting narrow focus of a brain steeped in language. Thus trees, unlike humans, have never suffered from the dichotomy of mind and body. If their consciousness dwells on different parts of their being, it is on the roots, the trunk, and the branches. The leaves are the most sensitive organs of trees, but the bark is also very sensitive, flowing with tree-blood underneath, just like skin.

Although many of the woods are traditionally associated with one of the four classical elements (Air, Fire, Water, Earth), dryads are spirits that do not fall simply into one of these elements. Rather, they embody the fifth element recognized in the Taoist system: Wood. They are representative of all of the four elements combined into a fifth that is a living organism. Trees are the pinnacle of the plant kingdom, as humans are often imagined to be the pinnacle of the animal kingdom, filled with nobility, grandeur, often great age, and wisdom that comes from a long life in one place. We are indebted to them in ways that are often incompletely realized: in the gift of oxygen, wood, and paper trees have made human civilization possible. They are, thus, mystically speaking, the midwives of all intelligent life and human creativity. The Quintessence is often described as Spirit, but it is enlightening to consider this “Fifth Element” as Wood for the trees point upwards to the sun, stars, and heavens, to the invisible Spirit, which is not an “element” at all, but the essence that underlies all manifestation.

Dragon Shaman

Dragon Shaman

Passion for your Light Warrior side,
“HU” awakens you into the lore of the dragons’ tale.
Protection comes as he shelters with his wings, 
LOVE surrounds your darkness, he sings.

Dragons are a perfect balance of all things in one place out of time, out of space. Masters of the stars, they need not permission to be, or do. Dragons are the keepers of all knowledge. They are not to be conformed or tamed, for they are all forms of the rules they prove and break. They are pure energy, matter, light and space. They only take form in our perception so we recognize them as a Being. As you go beyond their form, their assistance is boundless in their love and support. Above all, in working with the dragon, respect the sheer enormity of their power and strength, in doing so they offer infinite possibilities.

The energy in the colors represents a transition into the fourth dimension, which concerns your relationship with time. This is not the linear sense of time but rather the ability to be present within the self and to be more aware. When we let go of the past and come into the present, we become more heart felt, more Atlantean; Atlantean in the sense of having more emphasis on healing, meditation and your development of consciousness. In addition, energies in the colors blue and green offer potential to allow you to locate emotions where feelings were denied or buried, to now express your feelings and communicate them more peacefully.

IN THE NOW… the CONNECTION is made…Your Soul is calling your power back to you…Your personal Power transformation is your Liberation…Open to the dragon medicine that has re-entered your domain. Shape-shift the old paradigm and hold open space for the ancient Feminine wisdom to re-emerge within your waking world. Align your Will with the Will of the Divine…as you say YES…know it is already done.

[Dragon Shaman Passion for your Light Warrior side, “HU” awakens you into the lore of the dragons’ tale. Protection comes as he shelters with his wings, LOVE surrounds your darkness, he sings. Dragons are a perfect balance of all things in one place out of time, out of space. Masters of the stars, they need not permission to be, or do. Dragons are the keepers of all knowledge. They are not to be conformed or tamed, for they are all forms of the rules they prove and break. They are pure energy, matter, light and space. They only take form in our perception so we recognize them as a Being. As you go beyond their form, their assistance is boundless in their love and support. Above all, in working with the dragon, respect the sheer enormity of their power and strength, in doing so they offer infinite possibilities. The energy in the colors represents a transition into the fourth dimension, which concerns your relationship with time. This is not the linear sense of time but rather the ability to be present within the self and to be more aware. When we let go of the past and come into the present, we become more heart felt, more Atlantean; Atlantean in the sense of having more emphasis on healing, meditation and your development of consciousness. In addition, energies in the colors blue and green offer potential to allow you to locate emotions where feelings were denied or buried, to now express your feelings and communicate them more peacefully. IN THE NOW… the CONNECTION is made…Your Soul is calling your power back to you…Your personal Power transformation is your Liberation…Open to the dragon medicine that has re-entered your domain. Shape-shift the old paradigm and hold open space for the ancient Feminine wisdom to re-emerge within your waking world. Align your Will with the Will of the Divine…as you say YES…know it is already done.


Cher Lyn

Celtic Shamanism

Celtic Shamanism


The word 'Shaman,' is actually a Tungus (Siberian) word for a spiritual practice that is as old as mankind, and is still practiced by indigenous people, as well as modern practitioners worldwide. Shamanism is not rooted in any organized religious tradition, but is instead a system of controlled visionary journeys into alternate realities (and back,) in order to contact spirit guides and gain their assistance in divination and healing.

When one thinks of traditional shamans and shamanism, its easy to envision a Native (American or perhaps Aboriginal) medicine man performing rituals that are deeply rooted in cultural tribal traditions. It is important to note that the ancient Celts were also believed to have practiced shamanism, and have left many clues to their rituals and spiritual journeys in the stories of Taliesin, Fionn mac Cumhail, and Amergin.

The Celtic Shaman's Universe

The Celtic Shaman's cosmos, like that of other Shamanic universal views, consists of three 'worlds;' the Lower world, the Upper world, and the Middle world (where we live in ordinary reality.)

What differentiates the Celtic Shaman's universal view from that of other Shamanic traditions, is that these worlds are all connected by the great tree of life. Rooted in the Lower realm, its trunk extends upwards, through the middle world and into the Upper world, where its branches hold the stars, the sun and the moon.

The Celtic Shaman traverses the realms by climbing the tree (also seen as a great ladder or pole) into the Upper world. This is the realm of stars, celetial beings, and is the dwelling place of many gods and spirits of the air, and of the great Mother Goddess herself. 
The lower world can be reached by descending the roots of the massive tree into the realm of the spirits of the earth and fire, where sits the stag-headed Lord of the Underworld, the horned one, protector of the animals. Here the Celtic Shaman can meet with helper power animals and spirit guides.

Thus all three worlds are linked by the great tree, and yet the tree itself and all of the universe are believed contained within the shell of a single hazelnut, lying next to the Well of Segais (the source of all wisdom.)


Shapeshifting is an integral part of the Celtic Shamanic experience. The great Amergin had to commune and fuse his consciousness with the totality of Ireland in order to help the Milesians to conquer it.

I am the wind that blows across the sea;
I am a wave of the deep;
I am the roar of the ocean;
I am the stag of seven battles;
I am a hawk on the cliff;
I am a ray of sunlight;
I am the greenest of plants;
I am a wild boar;
I am a salmon in the river;
I am a lake on the plain;
I am the word of knowledge;
I am the point of a spear;
I am the lure beyond the ends of the earth;
I can shift my shape like a god.
- from the Song of Amergin

The ability to be simultaneously a part of many realities and existences is at the heart of the shamanic experience. The Celtic shaman deliberately seeks to take on the shape of another animal or being in order to call upon the power within the entity for healing or instruction. The ability of the shaman to send his or her own consciousness into the consciousness of another being and then return to one's own self is integral to the shaman's journey.

The Welsh bard Taliesin, often said to be the father of Celtic shamanism, also alluded to shapeshifting when he claimed:

I have been in many shapes:
I have been a narrow blade of a sword;
I have been a drop in the air;
I have been a shining star;
I have been a word in a book;
I have been an eagle;
I have been a boat on the sea;
I have been a string on a harp;
I have been enchanted for a year in the foam of water.
There is nothing in which I have not been.
- Taliesin

Taliesin was also known to have transformed himself into many other forms and guises in his attempt to escape the Goddess Ceridwen after imbibing of the brew of inspiration and wisdom.

The Totem Beasts

In shamanic traditions, all people are guarded and watched over by a totem beast, which joins them at the time of their birth. In addition to this totem animal, which can remain with a person throughout their life, the shamanic practitioner acquires additional power animals at different times. These animal spirits serve as guides and spirit helpers. They may come of their own bidding, or may be called specifically because of their innate skills. In some cases the shaman draws upon the strength, the speed or the intuition of a particular animal, or the sharpness of the animals senses. In other situations the animal may tell the shaman things which the shaman cannot see for his or herself.

Native American Shamanism


Shamanism is a system for psychic, emotional, and spiritual healing and for exploration, discovery, and knowledge gathering about non-material worlds and states of mind. Anthropologists have identified shamanistic practices in tribal cultures, ancient and modern, throughout the world. Shamanism is a "technique of ecstasy" (Mircea Eliade) in which the spirit of the shaman leaves the body and travels to communicate with spirit helpers and other beings for the purpose of obtaining knowledge, power, or healing. However, the shaman usually retains control over his or her body. In many cultures, a shaman is chosen or called, sometimes by healing him- or herself of a serious illness.

Shamanic journeying is an altered state of consciousness wherein you enter a realm called "non-ordinary reality." By journeying, you can gather knowledge and perform healing in ways that are not accessible in ordinary waking reality.

Shamanic healing is a process whereby a person journeys on behalf of another, and brings back information or instructions that can be used to provide psychic/emotional/spiritual healing to another person.

How does shamanism work?

Some people think that in shamanic journeying, the spirit leaves the body, and in shamanic healing, a person is being healed by spirit helpers. Others think that shamanic journeying allows access to one's own intuition, which may otherwise be drowned out by the prattle of everyday thinking, or by anxiety; and that shamanic healing is a way of engaging a person's subconscious desires for healing. I think that as long as it works (which it does, for many people), it doesn't much matter which way you explain it. Use the way that's most comfortable for you.

The shamanic view of health.

In the system of shamanism that I work with, there are four aspects to psychic/emotional/spiritual health. If there is a problem with any of these aspects fails, shamanic techniques can be used to help restore strength. Note that shamanic healing may not cure physical or psychologicalillness, but it may help one gain psychic energy that will allow one better to handle illness. Shamanic healing therefore is best used in conjunction with other treatments, not as a substitute for them.

1. Connection with a power animal

A power animal protects you physically and provides you with emotional support, wisdom, and vital energy. Some people think a power animal is a spirit being that stays with you because it cares for you and enjoys being able to experience life in a physical body. Others think a power animal is a symbol for one's subconscious wisdom. almost everybody has a power animal; some have several. (Perhaps you had an "invisible animal friend" as a child or have always been fascinated with a particular kind of animal. This animal may be your power animal.) A person may, in the course of life, lose contact with the power animal, thereby losing the animal's protection, wisdom, and energy. If you lose contact with your power animal, you may feel disspirited, you may become sick easily, or you may be accident-prone. The shamanic healing technique of power animal retrieval can restore a person's connection to a power animal. A person can also journey to find his or her own power animal. To maintain a connection with your power animal, take the time to learn about your animal, learn to feel its presence, communicate with it, and honor it by doing things that it enjoys.

2. Retaining one's life essence

Life essence is the energy that keeps you going, keeps you interested in life, in learning, and in challenge. Life essence keeps you healthy and contented and allows you to trust yourself. However, in traumatic situations, whether they be ongoing (such as child abuse) or singular (such as an auto accident), a part of one's life essence can leave. This is normal: it helps one avoid the full emotional effect of the trauma. Usually life essence returns once the danger and shock of the trauma are past. But sometimes a person can't reconnect with zir life essence after such an event: part of the life essence is "lost." A person who has lost part of zir life essence might feel lacking in energy, depressed, ill, untrusting. The person might feel an "energy leak," might become extremely involved in spiritual matters to the detriment of ordinary life, might become obsessed with the trauma, might feel something is missing.

A shamanic healer can find and retrieve one's life essence. This healing technique is called soul retrieval. A person who reconnects with lost life essence often finds that life changes afterward.

3. Free flow of emotional and physical energy

Health requires a free flow of energy that one can use to accomplish one's desires in the world. But one's energy can become blocked in various ways.

People who have lost parts of their life essence, who have been ill, who have lost connection with a power animal, or who are regularly exposed to emotionally stressful situations are vulnerable to intrusions or "psychic infections" that block a person's connection with self or drain a person's energy. An intrusion can be thought of either as a foreign energy being that takes up residence in a person's psychic body (a psychic infection), or as a psychic structure (an emotional wall or barrier) that a person built to keep zirself safe from harm, but that now is blocking some of his/her energy expression. A person with an intrusion might feel drained or ill, might have aches and pains, might have nightmares or other fears. A shamanic healer can find and remove intrusions and barriers in a healing ritual called extraction.

4. A sense of purpose

A sense of purpose is necessary to happiness. The person who loves and cares about the world and fellow beings, who wants to make some small part of the universe a better place, has a sense of purpose. A person can find a sense of purpose in life by seeking knowledge and direction through shamanic journeys, divinations, and rituals. One can do this alone, or with a group of people engaged in similar quests. A shamanic healer or counselor can't find another person's purpose, but can help one seek and interpret information.

Native American Cont.

How do I do shamanism?

There are two keys to doing shamanism: Achieving the altered state of consciousness that allows you access to non-ordinary reality. Maintaining a purpose or intention for your journey. Achieving an altered state of consciousness The state of consciousness that allows you to access non-ordinary reality is one in which the waking mind is distracted or tuned out. There are many ways to achieve this: repetitious sound or movement, hypnosis, heat, sensory deprivcation, psychotropic drugs, maintaining a specific posture, lucid dreaming. The method I use most frequently is repetitious sound in the form of a steady drumbeat.

Maintaining an intention Shamanism is really a system of healing or obtaining knowledge, and it seems to work best when used for that purpose. Journeying tends to work best if it's undertaken on behalf of another person. In some cases, however, one can journey on one's own behalf, especially if one has a specific intention in mind. Journeying just for the purpose of "poking around in non-ordinary reality" doesn't seem to work as well for most people. The best way I have found to maintain an intention is to write down or otherwise keep in mind a specific question or purpose as you begin your journey.

How to ask a question in a journey

For many people it's important to word the question precisely. This helps maintain your intention. Use positive language. Keep the question simple. Ask only one question at a time. Some people use a question in the form of an image. Although everyone's journeys are different, in general I have found that a question of the form "what can I do to achieve this goal?" will receive the most specific and useful answer. Asking a question of the form "why does this situation exist?" may provide interesting information, but may not help you resolve a problem. If you don't know what question to ask, you might try journeying with the question "What question should I ask?" or "Show me something I need to know right now."

What are these healing techniques, exactly?

There are many ways to do shamanic healing techniques, so I will provide only the most basic descriptions. I recommend you do your own research and exploration by reading, taking classes, talking to other people who practice shamanism, and journeying to find out more about these techniques.

Power animal retrieval

The shaman journeys with the intention of finding a power animal for the client. The shaman must make sure that what he or she finds is really the client's power animal -- don't go bringing back just any animal! The shaman brings the animal back to ordinary reality and gives it to the client, perhaps by blowing it into the client's body. It is then the client's responsibility to journey to contact the animal and find out how best to work with the animal.

Soul retrieval

The shaman makes sure that the client has a support system in place, because strong emotional reactions can accompany or follow soul retrieval. Often the client is asked to have a friend or two present. The shaman makes sure the client is ready for the soul retrieval and is willing to have his or her life change. Similar to the power animal retrieval, the shaman journeys with the intention of finding the client's lost life essence. The shaman must make sure that the soul parts found are willing to come back to ordinary reality. Sometimes this requires discussion, negotiation, or healing. As with power animal retrieval, the shaman returns with the life essence and gives them to the client. A welcoming ceremony is performed. It is then the client's responsibility to learn how best to work with the retrieved life essence.


Often a shaman will work with a support system of several other shamans or drummers when performing an extraction. Some believe that the extracted energies can enter the shaman's body if the shaman is not well protected, and that noise and chanting will drive the energies away. The shaman journeys or passes his/her hands over the client's body to detect intrusions. The intrusions may appear to the shaman as foreign objects or unpleasant creatures, or may be hot or cold spots in the client's body. The shaman, with his/her spirit helpers, removes the intrusions. Often the intrusions are taken (in ordinary or non-ordinary reality) to a nearby body of water to neutralize them. The shaman may then fill the cleansed body with healing energies.


Asynjur in Norse Mythology
The Asynjur are the female goddesses in norse mythology. They live together with the Aesir (the male gods) in Asgard. Vingolf is the name of the beautiful house that the gods built to the Asynjur the goddesses in Asgard.
Eir: Peace, Clemency, Help, or Mercy
She is a goddess and or a Valkyrie she is associated with the medical skill.

Freya by Arthur Rackham (1910)
Freya: The Goddess of Love

Day of week: Friday (Fredag) (she or Frigg has given her name to this day, but its a little unclear who).

Freya is the daughter of Njord and his sister Nerthus.

Freya has a twin brother named Freyr.

Freya is married to Od, but he somehow disappeared.

Freya has two children with Od, their names are Hnoss and Gersimi.

Freya is the goddess of love, lust beauty, sorcery, fertility, gold, war and death. The name Freya means "lady". Freya is a former member of the Vanir. When the war between the Vanir and the Aesir ended, Freya and two others were sent to the Aesir as a token of truce. In return the Aesir sent Honir and Mimir to the Vanir. Freya is incredibly beautiful, and she have many admirers. Freya loved poems and love songs. When she was hovering over the ground, she scattered morning dew and sun light behind her. She shook spring flowers out of her golden hair. Freya can cry tears that turned into gold, or amber.
Freya the goddess of love
The House of Freya
Freya is living in Asgard, the name of her house is Sessrumnir placed on the field Fólkvangr which means "field of the host", "people field" or "army field" It is a place where half of those that die in a battle go for the afterlife, while Odin will receive the other half. Freya is always given the first choice. After she had picked the ones she wanted, the rest were sent to Odin.

Freya in her chariot
Three animals and some feathers
Freya rides in a chariot pulled by two black or gray cats. Freya also have a cloak of falcon feathers, which she willingly loans out to the other gods, when they need to fly to one of the worlds. Freya also has a boar named Hildisvini "battle swine" which she rides when not using her cat-drawn chariot. It is also said to be Freya's human lover, Ottar in disguise, and is the reason why Loki consistently accuses her of being immoral by riding her lover in public.

Freya loves jewelry, and she has a necklace. That was made by four dwarfs, with such an art it gleamed like a constellation in the night sky. The name of this necklace is Brísingamen, ("flaming, glowing"). When it is around Freya’s beautiful neck, it becomes the symbol of heaven and fruits. One day Freya, walked by a cave with dwarfs inside it and wandered in.
Inside the cave, her eye caught the sight of the most beautiful necklace, she had ever seen. Four dwarfs “Alfrigg”, “Berling”, Dvalin”, and “Grerr” was living inside this cave were just putting their finishing touches to the beautiful piece of jewelry. The dwarfs are grandmaster craftsmen. Freya pleaded and begged them to give her the necklace “Brisingamen”. She told the four dwarfs, she would pay any amount of gold for it.
The dwarfs refused to sell it. But they did however make a suggestion, if Freya would spend one night. With each of the four dwarfs and make love to them, she could have the necklace. Freya agreed to and spent the next four nights with the ugly dwarfs.
Loki the trickster had followed Freya to Svaralfheim, the home of the dwarfs, and seen everything that had happened. Loki ran back and told Odin, what he had seen.
When Odin heard the news, he got furious. He told Loki to take the necklace from Freya and bring it to him. Loki went to Freya’s house Sessrumnir, but he had a hard time getting in, because all doors and windows were tightly shut. But Loki turned himself into a small fly and got in the room through a hole as small as a needle’s eye. Loki saw that Freya was wearing the necklace around her neck, with the clasp underneath her so that he could not reach it. Loki turned himself into a flea and bit the goddess on her cheek.
She turned restlessly in her sleep and exposed the clasp. Loki quickly turned himself back to his own shape, took the necklace, unlocked the door, and ran out. When Freya found out that she loss her necklace she ran to Odin and told her story to Odin, while crying bitterly. Cold with anger at Freya’s story of greed and lust, Odin said that he would only recover the necklace for her if she would agree to stir up a war between two mighty chieftains in Midgard “Middle Earth” He demanded that there should be killing and bloodshed.
Afterward Freya should bring the slain heroes back to life. Freya agreed to the terms, for like Odin, she had a lust for battles and heroes aswell. Then Odin sent for Heimdall, the watchman of the bridge Bifrost, and told him to go after Loki, and bring back Freya’s necklace. Loki turned himself into a seal and swam to a rock near Singastein, but a moment later Heimdall, too, had become a seal. The two fought a fierce battle. In the end Heimdall, with the necklace in his hand, led the dripping Loki out of the water and back to Odin.

Day of week: Friday (Fredag)(she or Freya has given her name to this day, and its a little unclear who).

Frigg is the daughter of Fjörgynn.

Frigg is married to Odin; together they have the sons Balder and Hod.

Frigg is the stepmother to Thor, Heimdall, Höder, Hermod, Tyr, Bragi, Vidar, Vali.

Frigg is the queen of Asgard, and she is a sorcerer, Frigg means the "beloved one". Frigg is associated with love, marriage, fertility, and motherhood. She is very important to a married woman. She has the power of prophecy yet she does not reveal what she knows. Frigg is the only one other than Odin who is permitted to sit on his high seat, and look out over the universe. The name of her house is Fensalir, the name means "marsh hall". A woman would often go close to the wet marsh lands to worship the goddess Frigg.
Fulla: Bountiful or Volla
Frigg has many maids; she is especially attached to her maid named Fulla. Fulla is wearing a golden snood for Frigg. She is tending to the footwear and the boxes of Frigg. Fulla also knows all the secrets of Frigg, because Frigg trust her with everything.
Gerd: Fenced In
She is a former Jotun, and might or might not also have been an Asynjur. She is the wife of the god Freyr.
Gefion is a goddess of fertility, and associated with the plow. Once Gefion had disguised herself as a beggar woman. Gefion had asked Gylfi, the king of Sweden, to give her some land. The king told had told her that she could have as much land as she could plow in one day, and one night. Gefion used her four sons, who are huge as oxes, and have a giant as father. Gifion hitched the oxen to a plow and proceeded to cut deeply into the land of Sweden. Then she and the oxen towered into the sea where it is now known as the island of Zealand "Sjælland", today part of Denmark.
She runs errands for the goddess Frigg. If she needs to deliver a massage in a hurry, Gna rides her horse, Hofvarpnir "Hoof Trasher", through the air or over water.
Hlin: Protectress
She also runs errands in other worlds for Frigg, she sents Hlin, when there was something or someone she wanted to protect.
She is a goddess, but not much is known about her.
Idun and the apples of youth
Idun is the daughter of the dwarf Ivald. Idun is married to Bragi. Idun (In Old Norse Iðunn) is a goddess who guards the apples of youth. Idun has long golden hair and she is the goddess of spring and eternal youth. She supplied the gods with the apples of youth, to keep them young forever. One day Idun and her apples were stolen by Loki, and he gave Idun and the apples to an eagle to save his life.

She is a goddess, but not much is known about her.
Lofn: The Comforter, The Mild
Lofn is one the daughters of the dwarf Hreidmar. She had one sister Lyngheid and 3 brothers Fafnir, Regin and Otr. Lofn means "the comforter", "the mild", or "loving". Lofn is gentle in manner and an arranger of marriages, if they had been forbidden.
Nanna is married to Balder; and the mother of Forseti. Nanna died of grief after the dead of Balder, the gods then placed her on the boat with Balder and set it on fire.
She is a goddess, and may represent earth.
Saga: Seeress
Saga is a goddess she lives at Sökkvakkr "Sunken Bank", "Sunken Bench" or "Treasure Bank" in Asgard.
Sif (1893) by Jenny Nyström
Sif has beautiful long golden hair, and is a goddess of grain and fertility. Sif is married to Thor. Sif has a son named Ull, Thor's stepson. The trickster Loki, once cut her hair off while she slept. Loki was forced to replace it, with strands of gold crafted by the dwarfs.

"Loki and Sigyn" (1863) by Mårten Eskil Winge.
Sigyn: Victorious Girl/Friend
Sigyn is married to Loki, and they have the sons Narfi and Vali. Once when Loki finally had done one trick to many, he was bound in a cave with a serpent over his head. Sigyn his loyal wife, stays with him day and night, with a bowl in her hands. Holding it over his head catching the venom, that is dripping from the serpent's jaws. When she empties the bowl, some drops of venom from the serpent falls on Loki, and he writhed with pain, causing the earth earth quakes in Midgard. Sigyn stays with Loki until Ragnarok "The end of the world".
She is a goddess and very eager to turn people's minds, both men and women into lovemaking.
Snotra: Clever
She is associated with wisdom, and is very smart.
Syn: Refusal
Syn is the guardian for Frigg's great hall, Sessrumnir. Syn is also a goddess associated with defensive refusal.
Rind is the daughter of Billing "King of the Ruthenians". Rind and Odin have a son named Vali.
Thrud: Strength or Power
Thrud may or may not have be a Valkyrie, but there is a Valkyrie with the name Thrud. Thrud is the daughter of Thor and Sif. She is the half-sister to Magni and Modi.
Var: Pledge or Beloved
Var is a goddess associated with oaths between men and women. Var will also punish those, who broke their vows.
Vor: The Careful one
Vor is very wise and she searched out all things so nothing was hidden from her. Vor also has a the gift of providence, and of preparing well for the future.

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~*~Your Daily Fortunes for Friday January 16th, 2015~*~

Tarot~The Star
What has traditionally been known as the Star card is about reconnecting one's Soul with the Divine -- the transcending of personality, family, community and reputation. It has to do ultimately with the freedom to be one's Self. The Soul is responding to celestial influences -- forces that can provide the personality with a stronger sense of purpose. The Star card helps us to remember our exalted origins and our attraction to a Higher Union. 

This card could also be called the "Celestial Mandate" -- that which refers us back to our reason for being, our mission in this lifetime. The Star reminds us that, in a sense, we are agents of Divine Will in our day-to-day lives. If we let go of the idea that we are supposed to be in control, we can more easily notice and appreciate the synchronicities that are nudging us along. In this way, we become more conscious of the invisible Helping Hand, and we better understand our place within -- and value to -- the larger Cosmos.

I Ching~53: A Steady Pace
Like an ancient old-growth forest — where the subtle play of light, texture and shadows is the product of a process measured in centuries and inches — most things of lasting value develop gradually, at their own pace. The ability to learn from experience — one of humanity's greatest capacities — implies constant yet gradual progress. The combination of stillness within and determination without are the essence of this dynamic. Good things sometimes sprout quickly; the truly delightful take much longer. 

The principle of gradual development applies also to human relationships. For love and marriage or any important partnership to endure, progress must be slow but steady: slow enough to allow for the bonds to knit properly; steady enough to keep moving in the right direction. 

You can't expect to have everything all at once. Development must be allowed to take its proper course and allotted time; events must neither be rushed nor manipulated, but allowed to unfold naturally. In this way, you will come to enjoy long-lasting relationships and achieve success.

Witches Rune~The Wave - Keywords: Friends, family, travel.

Meanings: This rune is to do with the your friends and family and their influence upon you. Its meaning is usually derived from the other stones closest to it. This rune is also associated with travel. A journey abroad is indicated especially if the Sun rune is nearby, but a journey for someone close to you if the Moon stone is closest. If it is near to the Rings it foretells a holiday or long distance relationship.

Norse Rune~Runes - Uruz


Phonetic Value
" oo "

Aurochs - the giant wild ox of Europe

Reward, Wealth, Nourishment

Associated Gods
Thor, Urdl, Odin (as Shaman)

Astrological Correspondence

Magickal Uses
To strengthen the will, increase sexual potency and energy; for hunting

This rune signifies the power of the universe, but is a power that cannot be owned or controlled. You have the strength within you to fulfill all your dreams, but with strength comes responsibility. Strength is not a force to wield over others, but a force to stop others exerting power over you. Use your strength to keep focused on your path and to stop yourself being outmaneuvered.

It includes emotional and spiritual strength, male sexual potency, and good health. It can also imply a challenge leading to a major life change. Uruz in a casting may mean that personal success is near, so be ready to accept that power. It has also been know to be a rune of healing, so when you need that extra healing help, you can turn to Uruz.

Reverse Meaning
Be alert. Watch for opportunities in their disguises. It may appear that your own strength is being used against you. Take Heart - There is always a beginning, middle and end followed by a new beginning. Beware signs of weakness or threats to your person or position.

Totem Animal~

Cougar has long been associated with leadership. Cougars are powerful, agile, and unhesitating. When Cougar attacks, he throws one hundred percent of himself into the pursuit. Although cougar is strong, he is also elusive —hard to spot in the wild—until he decides to pounce. His lesson to you today is one of being a balanced leader—not rushing into the attack, not always lurking in the brush.

Conflicting cosmic messages of expansion and contraction keep us on our toes today. The Moon’s shift into farsighted Sagittarius at 3:00 am EST widens our perspective, blessing us with a philosophical outlook on life. But the Moon slams into confining Saturn at 7:11 am, narrowing our view and putting a restrictive filter on our feelings. Luna’s subsequent square to Mars re-energizes suppressed emotions. A positive attitude goes a long way now.

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You may be thinking about heading to your dream destination with the Moon moving through your 9th House of Faraway Places. But this isn’t just about a vacation. You are on a mission as you search for your special place on Earth. Forget about immediate gratification; this journey is important enough that you shouldn’t take no for an answer now, even if you can’t follow through on your explorations yet. Setting your sights on the horizon is a good place to start, but it will take hard work and determination if you want to make your dream come true.

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
A dilemma could surface today around your need for simplicity, even within a complex situation. You are driven to find the most practical solutions to your problems, but it’s not as easy as you wish. You may inadvertently contradict your intentions by saying more than necessary. Stirring up someone’s wrath isn’t the best path to a peaceful day. Luckily, a bit of conscious self-restraint might have a longer-lasting positive impact than you expect.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Although you often enjoy bantering with people who are as clever as you, today you may actually try to avoid others because you’re not interested in debating your opinion on every subject. Unfortunately, seeking solitude isn’t the best way to deal with smart people who might contradict your stated position. Be open to learning something you don’t already know. It’s a sign of real intelligence when you can admit you are wrong and someone else is right.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You are typically cautious in how you present yourself, but today you could consider drastic action in your haste for self-improvement. Nevertheless, it’s better to test an idea by discussing it first, instead of just jumping in and making changes you can’t undo. Taking the time to think your plan all the way through ensures that your actions will have the greatest positive effect on your future. Cultivating your creativity is an admirable pursuit as long as you don’t try to paint your masterpiece in just one day.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Romantic inclinations can make your life more interesting today, but you may have mixed emotions as to whether or not to act on your feelings. The Moon is skipping through your 5th House of Love and her alignment with cold Saturn and hot Mars is simultaneously discouraging and encouraging. Impulsive behavior won’t likely create a happy ending to your fairy tale, but a fortunate outcome is possible if you stop and express both sides of your dilemma. Ultimately, pleasure won’t arrive on its own; it’s up to you to make the first move and get the ball rolling.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You may be able to tell that an emotional power struggle is brewing beneath the surface today, even if others are acting as if everything is copacetic. However, someone may be less than friendly, although you haven’t a clue why. Be patient and don’t ask too many questions; it could take a few days for the real issues to manifest. In the meantime, do your best to avoid open conflict since happiness can only be attained through awareness, compassion and growth

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You’re quite capable of turning on the charm, even in the most difficult situations. But your friends might notice an emotional chill from you now that the Moon is hooking up with somber Saturn in your 3rd House of Communication. Fortunately, you can still make your point as long as you don’t try to cover up your true intentions with social niceties. You can act kindly without laying on false sweetness; a no-nonsense approach brings the best results today.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your relationship to your material possessions is undergoing a dramatic shift as you reconsider what you want these days. You might be willing or even eager to let go of once-prized belongings that have turned into unneeded baggage. Your values are transforming and it’s time to lighten your load emotionally and physically so you’re better able to travel the road ahead, unencumbered by the weight of your past.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You do not want to waste precious energy on a communication mix-up today. Nor do you want to be misled by anyone because your feelings are strong and your patience is short. You just don’t have time for playing games now; you expect everyone to get right to the point. Your emotions may be raw, so give yourself time to process inwardly before revealing any insecurities to those who have not already earned your trust. Following your intuition, rather than other people’s expectations, leaves little chance for regret.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
A lighthearted daydream can morph into an obsessive fantasy if you let your guard down. Oddly enough, the more you try to set your thoughts aside, the more they linger and gain strength. Suppression doesn’t work now, so just let your imagination play through even if it raises uncomfortable fears or desires. Mental meanderings are more troublesome and persistent if you bury them. Channel your inner artist by expressing your visions in a creative manner.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You may be overly demonstrative about a social or political issue with the Moon camped out in your 11th House of Groups. However, you are less interested in going along for a ride than you are in focusing your efforts on making a difference. With karmic Saturn so close to the Moon, your contribution will most likely be appreciated by others. But act now because of your own values and not because someone wants you to get involved with their pet cause. Things will fall into place if your inner world is in alignment with the circumstances around you.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You might think you’re being straightforward today, but your actions don’t necessarily support your intentions. At first, your behavior could be awkward as you hold your feelings in. But then, when you realize you’re not being authentic, you can overcompensate by revealing too much. Ultimately, you must find a healthy outlet for your conscious expression that, like Goldilocks, is not too hot and not too cold, but just right.

Be Blessed,
~Elder Airwolf~

~*~In the Stars for Friday January 16th, 2015~*~

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quit beautiful if your wiling to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moons surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Moon enters Sagittarius - 8am UK - 9am Europe - 1:30pm India
6pm Sydney, Australia - 3am USA EST
Moon 2° Sagittarius conjunct Saturn 2° Sagittarius
Moon 3° Sagittarius squares Mars 3° Pisces
Moon 5° Sagittarius squares Neptune 5° Pisces

Moon enters Sagittarius
Lucky for Everyone Everywhere - all you need is "love" & good friends !
Sagittarius is a fire sign that wants you to OPEN UP and EXPAND - but unlike something physical that expands and takes up more space - the astrological energies of Sagittarius - makes your AURA - OPEN UP and EXPAND. When you become happier and love life - you feel more OPEN and EXPANSIVE than when you're depressed and closed.
Feeling more OPEN - makes you want to feel more ALIVE - so instead of just looking at the space around you as space - when you FEEL OPEN - you become connected to the space around you - you feel it part of you. Likewise people you meet and see - you don't just see them - you feel connected to them - especially when you sense a warmth from them - speak to them or receive a smile from them.
Saturn in Sagittarius is now making the world a happier place - [but as explained - humanity needs to clear the negative garbage out first - before everyone everywhere become happier]. Therefore each month when Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius instead of this being a depressing conjunction - as Saturn conjunctions can be - this emotional conjunction will make you want to OPEN up - EXPAND - and FEEL connected.
During the whole transit of Moon in Sagittarius - you're going to be feeling CONNECTED to everything and everyone that makes you feel happy, warmth, alive and loved. It can be superficial - in the fact that if someone smiles at you - you might think they're in love with you - when in fact they're just being friendly.
Even so - the Sagittarian energies will turn the charm, the warmth, the positive connectivity ON. So if you've been waiting to email or call friends or apply for a job or ask for a favor - then during Moon in Sagittarius - you'll know who is going to help you and who can help you by the warmth your sensitivity feels towards them.
When you feel good - your world become good - it is just the same world as it was yesterday - and yet because you're in a positive mood - opened and warmed by positive energies - your world becomes a much better place to live in than it was yesterday. On Friday - you will learn what has been the cause to your negativity and eliminate it out of your life. Simultaneously due to Moon 2° Sagittarius conjunct Saturn 2° Sagittarius destiny will surprisingly create a positive connection between YOU and SOMEONE [or something] that will make you excited, positive and alive. That invisible emotional connection will bring you lots of positive energy - and will make you feel your world is a much better place today than it was yesterday.

Be Blessed!
~Elder Airwolf~

Just for Today Correspondence~Friday January 16th, 2015


Planet – Venus

Spells/Magic – love, friendship, socialising, affection, harmony, relationships, reconciliation, beauty, romance.

Magical aspects: love, friendship, reconciliation, beauty

Oils – African Violet, Cherry, Lilac, Rose ,Opium Poppy, Patchouly,

Plants and Trees – adler tree,daisy,apple tree,aster,birch tree,blackberry,catnip,cherry tree,crocus,elderberry,feverfew,foxglove,geranium,goldenrod,hollyhock,lady`s mantel,lilac,mugwort,plumtree,rose,spiderwort,strawberry,tansy,thyme,vanilla,violet, yarrow, pansy.

Stones – Emerald, jade, malachite, rose quartz, torquoise

Colours – green, pink, white, rose, coral.

Metal - Coper

Energy Type - Female

Dieties - Friday takes its name from Frigga, the Goddess of Love and Transformation. She rules the spiritual aspects of people as they manifest on the physical. because of this, Friday is sometimes thought of as unpredictable.

Friday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Romantic Love, Friendship, Beauty, Soul-mates, Artistic Ability, Affection, Partners, Alliances, Grace, Luxury, Social Activity, Marriage, Decorating, Cosmetics, Gifts, Income, Gardening, Architects, Artists, Beauticians, Chiropractors, Dancers, Designers, Engineers, Entertainers, Fashion, Music, Painting, Poetry, Courtship, Dating, Household Improvements, Planning Parties, Shopping, Herbal Magick, Luck, Fertility, Physical Healing, Balance, Prosperity, Courage, Change, Material Things, Peace, Harmony, Relationships and Success.

Friday: Venus. . .ahhh, sweet love. This is a day for love spells and also a good day to offer your love to the gods/goddesses of choice. As the Cure say, "Friday, I'm in Love!"

~*Spell of the Day*****Love*~


This is a hoodoo conjuration, and it is a little more forceful than the white candle love spell given above. It takes seven days to complete. To perform the work, you will need a pair of large lodestones (male and female if you are heterosexual; both male or both female if you are homosexual), a packet of magnetic sand, a tray or plate (not made of steel or iron), anointing oil, small personal items or paper and ink, and a red candle. A plain offertory candle will do, but the red "lovers" figural candle shown here or the red "Bride and Groom" Figural Candle shown at the top of this page are particularly appropriate for drawing a partner of the opposite sex.

Before you begin lodestone love spells, determine which ends of the lodestones draw to each other most strongly. Place the lodestones on the tray, some distance apart, with the attracting ends facing each other. Behind them and between them, forming a triangle, set up the candle.

Next, name the lodestones: one for you and one for the person you wish to attract. If you can get anything of the person's (a photo, a lock of hair, nail parings), place it beneath the person's lodestone. Place something similar of yours beneath your lodestone. If you cannot get such items, write the person's name three times in red ink on one piece of white parchment and your name three times in red ink on another piece of white parchment and place those beneath the respective lodestones. If you are already having sexual relations with the person you wish to have love you, simply personalize the lodestones by anointing them with sexual fluids: semen for a "he" stone and vaginal fluids or menstrual blood for a "she" stone.

On the first day, dress the candle with a love-drawing oil, such as Come to Me, Love Me, Follow Me Boy, or Lavender Love Drops. Sprinkle a little of the oil on each lodestone as well. Light the candle and feed the lodestones with one-seventh of themagnetic sand. Concentrate on your desires. You may also read aloud the Song of Solomon, which is in the Bible. Let the candle burn one-seventh of the way down and snuff it.

The next day, move the lodestones a little closer to each other. Again light the candle and feed the lodestones with one-seventh of the magnetic sand. Concentrate on your desires and read aloud the Song of Solomon. Let the candle burn one-seventh of the way down and snuff it.

Continue in this way for seven days until the candle is finished and the lodestones are touching and are well covered with magnetic sand.

When the ritual is done, place the lodestones, still on their tray, in a safe place where they can continue to draw to each other.

Be Blessed Today!

~Elder Airwolf~

~*Your Daily Fortunes for Thursday January 15th, 2015*~

Tarot~The Devil
What has traditionally been known as the Devil card expresses the realm of the Taboo, the culturally rejected wildness and undigested shadow side that each of us carries in our subconscious. This shadow is actually at the core of our being, which we cannot get rid of and will never succeed in taming. From its earliest versions, which portrayed a vampire-demon, this card evoked the Church-fueled fear that a person could "lose their soul" to wild and passionate forces. 

The image which emerged in the mid-1700's gives us a more sophisticated rendition -- that of the "scapegoated Goddess," whose esoteric name is Baphomet. Volcanic reserves of passion and primal desire empower her efforts to overcome the pressure of stereotyped roles and experience true freedom of soul. Tavaglione's highly evolved image (Stella deck) portrays the magical formula for harnessing and transmuting primal and obsessive emotions into transformative energies. As a part of the Gnostic message of Tarot, this fearsome passion and power must be reintegrated into the personality, to fuel the soul's passage from mortal to immortal.

Norse Rune~ Ingwaz

" ng "

Angel. The god Ing

Harmony. Approval. Unity, agreement. Love. Peace

Associated Gods
Ing, Frey

Astrological Correspondence
Cancer, the New Moon

Magickal Uses
Fertility, farming, growth, general health, balance

Ingwaz is the God of fertility and the home hearth. So we can use this rune to protect our homes. It signifies energy, specifically channeling potential energy to bring together separate things. The power of Inguz is not immediate but should be built up over time and then released all at once

It portends completion, the certainty of a conclusion. This could include the male orgasmic force, or birth as the conclusion to pregnancy. Inguz is associated with healthy, wholesome sexuality, a strong, affectionate family, and a safe, secure hearth and home. It also symbolizes protection, and contains the idea of a beacon, a light shining in the darkness, and therefore, spiritual inspiration.

On you spiritual path you may feel isolated, but within you burns the fire of inspiration urging you onward and upward. Feed the fire by perseverance. Seek answers but don't get encumbered with irrelevant questions. Live one day at a time, knowing that the past is just a memory, the future just a dream, and the here and now is what matters.

Reverse Meaning
Ingwaz has no reverse

Witches Rune~
The Sun - Keywords: Success, progress.

Meanings: The Sun is a rune of success and positive outcome. For a straightforward yes/no question it can be read as "yes". It also denotes progress and personal enrichment in life. When it is the leading stone it equates to the outcome card in the Tarot.

Totem Animal~Squirrel

Hoard, hoard, hoard! Squirrel has been a busy fellow, gathering food for the long winter ahead—and he advises you to do the same. Have you set enough money aside to get you through lean times, or do you squander what you earn? We all love a shopping spree, but if Squirrel scurries into your reading, he's cautioning you to spend a little, but also save a little.


General Horoscope
We may feel as if our good intentions are being curbed as assertive Mars harshly squares taskmaster Saturn. Working methodically and thoroughly is rewarded while irresponsible behavior is met with swift repercussions. But our thinking is sluggish since mental Mercury is already slowing down to begin its retrograde cycle next week. Meanwhile, the passionate Scorpio Moon reminds us not to say yes too quickly, even if we won't be satisfied with no.

Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Your natural restlessness prompts you to blast your way forward no matter what the signs are saying; however, this isn't a winning strategy today. Your key planet Mars is telling you that all systems are go, yet your path seems to be blocked now, nonetheless. You don't have to add to the frustration by trying so valiantly to overpower the current obstacles. Make the most of the stressful cosmic energy by creating a long-term plan to clear the road ahead before progressing further. Work smarter, not harder.

Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
You have chores to do today that may not be much fun, especially if your current responsibilities don't leave you any time to explore more creative pursuits. Even if you think you can meet your obligations, it's still wiser to temper your expectations. Unfortunately, your boss could misinterpret your confidence and pile on more tasks instead of praising you for your hard work. Understate your optimism and focus on productivity, instead.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
Although you may establish ambitious goals today, your progress is delayed by unforeseen circumstances. Rather than letting negativity get the best of you, acknowledge your current limitations and then focus on your strengths. Everything should turn out fine as long as you don't promise too much. However, even a simple task could go awry if you commit to more than you can deliver. Take full responsibility for your actions without apologizing for something that's beyond your control.

Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Your intuition is encouraging you to do something you have never done, like going on a fantastic adventure in an exotic location. Unfortunately, your vision might have to remain unfulfilled for now because real world commitments are calling. Nevertheless, you don't have to give up on your idea, however unrealistic it may sound in the moment. Instead, consider taking small steps toward an impossible dream, even if it seems very far away. There is no hurry; patience is your most valuable asset now.

Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Your ability to quickly organize the various parts of a complex job can turn you into a hero today. But people may continue to make unreasonable demands on your time, even if you're not able to help them out. Although you might be tempted to express your frustration and set someone straight, it's much smarter to just step aside and let others figure it out on their own. They will ultimately appreciate your skill in executing a defensive strategy when it's to your advantage to avoid conflict. Taking the high road serves everyone's best interests.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Uncharacteristically, you're tempted to throw all caution to the wind and run as fast as you can toward your current destination. You can't help but be as restless as a tiger in a cage now as impulsive Mars floods your system with adrenaline to trigger an immediate response. However, your apparent proximity to the finish line is the result of your mind playing tricks on you. Instead, maintain a sustainable pace while reserving some energy for when you need it later on. Think of this as a marathon and not a sprint.

Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You have extra energy to take on more projects at work -- or so it seems. It turns out that you could underestimate the size of a job now and find yourself in trouble when you cannot meet your commitments. Instead of trying to make yourself look better in another person's eyes by making promises you can't keep, stick as close to the facts as possible while planning your day. If you don't rein in your energy today, someone might have to do it for you. Sidestep stress by practicing enlightened self-restraint.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You have too much happening in your life now to let your anger impede your productivity or diminish your happiness. Luckily, you can magically transform the current situation by telling others exactly what you want. But giving orders isn't sufficient; you must lead by example. The bottom line is that you cannot ask anyone to do anything that you're not fully prepared to do yourself. Your positive attitude is a perfect complement to your hard work.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You might be uncertain about your actions at work today, even if you can justify them to your associates. Unfortunately, you could be stopped in your tracks anyhow because authoritative Saturn -- now in your sign -- won't let you proceed if you're not fully prepared or if you're heading in the wrong direction. Don't allow self-doubt to adversely affect your efforts; the current obstacles are there to remind you to stop spinning your wheels and to concentrate your intent on the most significant matters first. Your chances for success greatly improve if you have a viable plan in place.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You're not one to shy away from hard work, but you will be much more productive if you set healthy limits. Karmic Saturn puts you through your paces today, testing your resolve to accomplish your goals. Nevertheless, you can't take on more responsibilities just because red-hot Mars fires up your ambitions. Do your best to help out those in need, but don't be afraid to say no when necessary. Even you tireless Capricorns need to recharge your batteries now and then.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You may be feeling the social bug now, especially if your friends entice you with invitations to intriguing gatherings. However, your boss might be leaning on you to do extra work, even if you prefer to take a bit of time off. This conflict forces you to make difficult decisions about your schedule. Leaving the fun and games behind is not your first choice, but it may be the right one. In the long run, your answer is less important than your attitude. Accepting your responsibilities with a sense of pride shows that you mean business when it comes to your work.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Openly disagreeing with anyone is not your idea of a good time, but you still may need to stand up for your convictions now if someone gets in your way. Unfortunately, whoever tries to stop you from reaching your goals probably wields quite a bit of power. However, you have much to gain by facing the current resistance instead of simply acquiescing without saying what's on your mind. Nevertheless, downplaying your progress may be a wise strategy so you can appear like less of a threat to those in charge. The only person you have to prove anything to is yourself.

Be Blessed Today & May All Your Fortunes Come True*****
~Elder Airwolf~

~* In the Stars for Thursday January 15th, 2015*~

 Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quit beautiful if your wiling to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moons surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Moon 13° Scorpio sextiles Pluto 13° Capricorn
Moon 13° Scorpio squares Mercury 13° Aquarius
Moon 14° Scorpio squares Venus 14° Aquarius
Moon 20° Scorpio squares Jupiter 21° Leo
Moon 25° Scorpio sextiles Sun 25° Capricor

Mars in Pisces - will not be peaceful nor comfortable - in fact - even the "dead" will wake-up during Mars in Pisces - that's because Mars creates movement - it is an power of energy that like a battery connects itself to everything and anything in that star sign. Therefore, if a facet of your life has been DEAD or NON-EXISTENT in the past 2 years - then Mars in Pisces 12th January => 19th February 2015 - will be awakening it - and bringing it back to life.
Due to Saturn in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces on 15th January 2015 - it might feel like an electric shock awakening that facet - but the good thing is that Mars in Pisces will awaken "it" and make "it" happen for you. Therefore - expect the strangest things to unfold when Mars enters Pisces - and for those of you who won't like being awakened - especially if you have to face a truth or two - all you need to think of is that after Mars gets through Pisces - it arrives home in Aries on 18th February 2015.

Just for Today Correspondence~Thursday January 15th, 2015


Planet – Jupiter

Spells/Magic - money, prosperity, holiday, travel, business, luck, growth, self improvement, generosity, health, wealth

Magical aspects: controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being, material success, expansion, money/wealth, prosperity, leadership, and generosity.

Oils – lime, magnolia, strawberry, vanilla

plants and trees – sage, nutmeg,oak tree,meadowsweet, hyssop,borage,butterfly weed,clove,dandelion chestnut,maple tree, anise .

Stones – Amethyst, laptis lazuli, sapphire

Colours – blue, metallic colours, green, turquoise, white, purple.

Metal – Tin

Energy Type - Male

Dieties – dedicated to Thor, god of thunder and agricultural work. his parallels in various European Traditions include Zeus, Taranis, Perun, and Perkunas.

Thursday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Business, Gambling, Logic, Social Matters, Political Power, Material Wealth, Publishing, Collage Education, Long Distance Travel, Foreign Interests, Religion, Philosophy, Forecasting, Broadcasting, Publicity, Expansion, Luck, Growth, Sports, Horses, The Law, Doctors, Guardians, Merchants, Psychologists, Charity, Correspondence Courses, Self-improvement, Researching, Reading and Studying.

Thursday: Jupiter; probably the best day for spell work as Jupiter is so benevolent and loves to give. All prosperity spells or luck and success spells should be done on this day (be sure to keep it with the waxing moon).

~*Spell for Today.........Prosperity*~



*Rolled parchment, 2 inches wide and as long as you like

*One black pen

*One purple candle Oil of your choice

*Incense of your choice

Cleanse and consecrate all supplies with the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water).

List all your debts on the parchment. Draw a banishing pentacle on the back of the parchment. Carve a banishing pentacle on the candle. Place the rolled parchment in the candle holder then tighten the candle on top. Think of banishing your debts. Think of the feeling of happiness and relief when the debts are banished.

Light the candle. Take the candle to the East quarter and ask that the Sylphs send your message of debt-banishment out to the universe in a safe and protective way, and ask that prosperity return to you in the same manner. Put the candle back on the altar and, in your own words, ask Juno to banish the debt and replace with prosperous energy. Allow the candle to burn completely. The paper will catch fire, so watch what type of holder you are using (glass will break) and that the candle holder is on a fire-safe surface.

As the candle burns, concentrate on banishing your debts, your feelings of relief and happiness, and the coming prosperity. 

Cast With Care!

Be Blessed,

~Elder Airwolf~

~*~ Your Daily Fortunes for Wednesday January 14th, 2014~*~

What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge. 
Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. 

Witches Rune~The Birds - Keywords: Unexpected news, change.

Meanings: The Birds Rune means some unexpected news that may alter your life completely. Especially if this is the leading rune. Generally the news will lead to a positive change but pay close attention to the nearest runes to determine its nature. It can also mean news of friends or family that you haven't had contact with in quite a while. Letters and documents should be watched for as they may well bring happiness.

Norse Odin Rune Spread~
The Distant Past
Watch for hidden traps. Look for holes in your defenses and fill them.
The Recent Past
Laguz is the feminine Rune. It denotes a deep sexuality and fertility. Laguz also represents that which is ever changing and renewal. You may be in a tremendous spiritual growth period.
The Present
Dagaz represents the fresh light of a new day. You are close to making a breakthrough. You have the will to change whatever you deem necessary. You may see the world with absolute clarity at this time.
Near Future
Othala represents a solid, immovable home, prosperity and safety. Good fortune based on your heritage and character is yours to enjoy.
Distant Future
Totem Animal~Bat

 Bat’s internal radar is exceptionally attuned—is yours? Because Bat medicine is the medicine of transformation, he is asking you to re-examine your life to determine (using all of your senses) what is worth keeping and what needs to be discarded. For every death there is a rebirth and Bat is here to help you decide what goes and what stays.

We are caught in a struggle between wanting change and clinging to the status quo. Clever Mercury connects with experimental Uranus, inspiring ingenious ideas. But sweet Venus aligns with stabilizing Saturn, encouraging conservative behavior. However, the transformational Scorpio Moon catalyzes our feelings so we can make a commitment either way. Thankfully, active Mars heats up intuitive Pisces to move us beyond the limits of rational thought.

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You seem to be growing increasingly impatient each day, especially if someone is more interested in getting to the bottom of your current feelings than moving on to whatever happens next. You might feel as if you’re trapped. Nevertheless, investing your time to delve into an emotional issue might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Set aside your desire for personal satisfaction for a couple of days. Finish up old relationship business now before distracting yourself with something shiny and new.

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
Your emotions may not be apparent to others now, but that doesn’t make them any less important. An old memory that’s buried in a hidden corner of your mind has unexpected power over your unconscious actions. Fortunately, a friend or partner should be able to help you explore the shadows of your past, but you must be willing to stick with the issues as they surface today. Don’t avoid the unknown because your current vulnerability can lead to exciting emotional growth.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You might feel threatened by a coworker’s competitive nature today as the primal Scorpio Moon intensifies already raw emotions and lessens your interest in playing fair. You are postured to defend your territory, even if you haven’t been personally attacked. Thankfully, you can discover the truth before any open hostilities are exchanged. There is nothing in particular that you must do to experience the healing energy now. Luckily, a change of heart opens the door to closer relationships at work.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Your fear of rejection makes you feel uncomfortable about sharing your innermost thoughts with others. A cluster of planets in sympathetic Pisces urges you to take your emotions more seriously. You crave intimacy, but you might not be ready for that level of emotional disclosure yet. Meanwhile, you are eager to grow professionally in your craft. Thankfully, concentrating on your career objectives might be the perfect distraction for now.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You love the notion of being close to someone special, but still prefer to keep the energy lighthearted today. However, competent Mars is approaching dreamy Neptune in your 8th House of Deep Sharing, instigating an inner conflict between your desire for intimacy and your fear of vulnerability. The fact of the matter is you won’t be satisfied now by keeping things on a superficial level. Don’t try to rationalize your actions; instead, give yourself permission to follow your heart rather than your head.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You take quiet pride in being able to analyze the dynamics of a situation and create an effective plan that’s beneficial for all. However, several planets are traveling through diffusive Pisces now, making it more difficult to determine which information is useful. Instead of obsessing about what you don’t know, nurture significant relationships based upon your feelings. But be careful not to overreact; getting too immersed in the details now could lead you to miss the most obvious solutions to your current dilemma. Open your eyes and your heart at the same time.

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Your world may be settling down now, after a few days of lunar instability. But it’s challenging, nonetheless, to keep your spirits up when sobering Saturn is in the picture. You are ultra-serious today; even if opportunities abound, you might grow discouraged by an apparent lack of success. Nevertheless, maintain consistency in your daily routine because it will eventually bring you the satisfaction you seek. Flaunting your creativity is good for your soul, but it’s more rewarding to play by the rules for the next several days, instead.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your own thoughts might overwhelm you today until you stop resisting the shifting emotional tides. Fluctuating moods complicate your interpersonal communication as the inconstant Moon visits your sign, making it difficult to know how long any emotion will last before transforming into something else. Don’t waste your time or energy endlessly worrying about things that are out of your control. The future depends on your willingness to embrace the unknown.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Although you might be afraid that you’re approaching the end of a road, you are also at the start of something new. Instead of trying to stop the inevitable, finish what you can while the powerful Scorpio Moon is activating your 12th House of Destiny. Practicing detachment makes sense now because you need to let go of your previous expectations. However, you may not be able to do it by yourself, so accept assistance when it’s offered. The creative process is enhanced when you lower your defenses and allows others to help.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Your friends may be shocked when they learn of your unorthodox perspective. However, you’re so focused on reaching your goals now that you’re not worried about anyone else’s expectations. Nevertheless, you don’t like it if others try to give you direction and you might fight back if they push too hard. Nevertheless, it isn’t worth turning an ally into an enemy, even if you have to temporarily downplay your plans to avoid conflict. Your willingness to compromise can end up saving the day.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Normally, you’re not one to succumb to peer pressure, yet people seem to be offering you sound financial advice now. But even if you don’t have a solid plan in place, you still prefer to figure it out on your own rather than using someone else’s solution. It’s one thing to show everyone that you’re an independent thinker, but you can demonstrate your real intelligence today by listening to those who have your best interests at heart. Make the most strategic decision you can, no matter where the idea originates.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You are inclined to take radical measures once again. The intensity can present problems because several planets in imaginative Pisces blur the fine line between being spiritually inspired and losing yourself in a fantasy. Thankfully, you receive a reality check from practical Saturn, preventing your visions of the future from floating off into the clouds. Don’t be afraid to dream; just make sure you stay anchored to the earth when you travel.

Be Blessed Today!
~Elder Airwolf~

~*In the Stars for Wednesday January 14th, 2015*~

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quit beautiful if your wiling to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moons surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 39% 
Moon Age: 23.17 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 393,597.93 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,145,407.05 km

Moon enters Scorpio - 00:00 UK - 1am Europe - 5:30am India
11am Sydney, Australia - [Tuesday 7pm USA EST]
Moon 1° Scorpio trines Mars 1° Pisces
Moon 5° Scorpio trines Neptune 5° Pisces

Moon enters Scorpio
Learning a Lesson - not to careless about anything negative !
When you know the destination you don't care about having a bumpy journey
When you know the destination you don't care about any problems along the way, in fact if things go too smoothly you begin to get worried and suspicious - as it seems too good to be true - and because the journey become BORING. Therefore encountering challenges are actually good for you - as it also allows you to check what you're doing is right or wrong - and make any minor corrections - and it creates some excitement along the BORING journey.
Due to the current lunar phase - at the end of it's cycle - during Moon in Scorpio - you might feel INTROVERT - but not in a sad or depressing way - but in a good way - as you will be happy and content from WITHIN yourself. Moon in Scorpio will make you feel PROTECTED in your own world - and even though lots of things will be happening - NOTHING will bother nor distract you.
In fact, I must insert an important point and that's due to the tragic events during the past few weeks, the terrorist in Sydney, Australia, the bombers at the childrens' School in Peshawar, the terrorists in Paris - or even the daily news of terrorists in Syria, Nigeria or Iraq who are daily murdering innocent people by blowing themselves up - each of these events might have touched you - some touched you more than others - other events you've forgotten about and don't really care.
Don't worry that you DON'T care - it's not your karma to care - as your emotions aren't meant to care. You could say the same with Gipsies and beggars you see on the street - many of whom - you DON'T care - whilst one or two that attract your attention - you DO care and always give them something. It's not that you're a BAD person because you DON'T care - it's simply - your soul isn't wanting you to care - so it detaches your emotions from anything it doesn't want you to care about. Does that make sense ?
The reason I mentioned this - is during Moon in Scorpio - due to significant astrological shifts created by both 12th January: Mars entered Pisces & 13th January: Pluto out of it's shadow at 13°35' Capricorn - you're going to be pleasantly surprised on Wednesday - when you realize that you have NEW feelings for some things and NO MORE feelings for other things. These NEW things you will have strong inner feelings for - are karmic - destiny is giving you the feelings in order to create a NEW change in the direction of your life.

Be blessed today!
~Elder Airwolf~

Just for Today Correspondence~Wednesday January 14th, 2015


Planet – Mercury

Spells/Magic – communication, creativity, astrology, healing, wisdom, legal, divination, study.

Magical aspects: the conscious mind, study, travel, divination, and wisdom. This is the best day to engage in anything dealing with communication.

Oils – Bayberry, Clover,Lavender,Lemongrass,sandalwood

trees and plants- aspen tree, bergamot , clover, dill, fennel , fern , parsley , mint, marjoram , lavender , lily of the valley , mace, horehound,sage

Stones – Agate, blue lace agate, fire opal, tormaline

Colours – purple, magenta, silver

Metal – Tin/Lead

Energy Type – Male

Dieties – Dedicated to the Teutonic god Woden or Odin, an aspect of the “All-Father” god of knowledge wisdom enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes.

Wednesday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Wisdom, Healing, Communication, Intelligence, Memory, Education, Correspondence, Phone Calls, Computers, Messages, Students, Merchants, Editing, Writing, Advertising, Signing Contracts, Siblings, Neighbours, Kin, Accounting, Clarks, Critics, Music, Editors, Journalists, Visual Arts, Hiring Employees, Learning Languages, Placing Ads, Visiting Friends, Legal Appointments and Astrology.

Wednesday: Mercury; Great for communication (worldly or otherwise). Good for spells involving the granting of information. Like Willow in Buffy when she says "Reveal!"

***Spell of the Day***

Communication Spell



If communication has broken down, or you have lost touch with someone and would love to hear from them again it may be worth trying this spell. You can do this during any moon phase.

You will need a white candle, and a piece of paper and an envelope.

This also works if someone owes you money or has done something to hurt you and you would like them to consider their actions and maybe apologise.

Make sure you are sitting comfortably, light your white candle and on a piece of paper write to the person concerned. Address this just as you would if it was going to be posted. Put absolutely everything down, miss nothing out, however horrible it sounds, you need to release these feelings! Say things that you would not dream of saying normally, if that's what you want to do. No one will ever be seeing the letter. Write down all you would like to say, feelings emotions, resentments annoying bits get it all down. Add their full name and yours plus dates of birth, theirs if you know it. Place the letter under your candle, let the candle burn down and out. (so don’t buy a huge candle)

Next put the letter in an envelope and address it. Place it somewhere where you will see it often. Make sure that there is no danger of someone else posting it! Leave it for at least two weeks, four weeks is better.

This spell works by going through to the person on a psychic level, although their ears may not allow them to listen on an everyday mundane level, they will accept it on a much higher level. It will then be left to them to think about what you have said.

P.S. Make sure your candle is not a very long burner or you will be up all night!

Blessed Be.

~Elder Airwolf~