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

Watch Out over the next few Day's

The combination of Moon in Capricorn and Sun in Taurus will make Sunday a day you've been waiting for for a long time - without even knowing you've been waiting for it. All the Aries energies in the past 30 days have brought out the BEST in many people and brought out the WORST in others - the worst facets you've noticed is impatience.

The ironically funny thing is those people with BAD karma who've been waiting for something "wonderful" they feel they deserve - when Sun enters Taurus - they get what they truly and karmically deserve. The combination Moon & Sun in Earth signs means it's already been karmically decided and is fixed. All you need to do is KEEP AWAY from people with BAD KARMA and KEEP AWAY from everything and everyone that you truthfully have nothing to do with.

Moon 6° Capricorn sextiles Neptune 6° Pisces gives you the strong feeling of what is good for you and what is bad for you - if you fail to listen to your intuition today - you will feel conflict and trouble. If you LISTEN to your intuition today - you will be able to DETACH from all BAD situations in your life. Everything and everyone who is BAD for you - is the reason you're life isn't moving forward - and today's Sun in Taurus - is determined to get your life moving forward - but first you MUST disconnect from BAD karma and BAD people.

Moon 13° Capricorn opposes Jupiter 13° Cancer - many of us who FAIL to listen - we need stronger messages to know what to do - and today's oppositions and squares - will define WHAT and WHO is blocking your SUCCESS and prosperity.

Yes - the reality of money - always forces people to change - and today's source of pain will show you - where money is being wasted and why prosperity isn't coming your way.

Moon 13° Capricorn squares Uranus 13° Aries in the reality and need to change - you will do it IMMEDIATELY - and if you don't then events will FORCE an urgent change upon your life.

Moon 13° Capricorn conjunct Pluto [in retrograde] 13° Capricorn thankfully the Pluto conjunction - defines will 100% clarity - what you know you should do - and the source of your problems is something / someone you're holding onto from the "past".

You Should Know Your Moon Transits ...

I've been explaining Moon Astrology for a long time - and by now - you should know which Moon transits you like the best and which ones you hate. Which ones are good for you and which ones are bad for you. Do you know them ? If you don't then now is a good time to learn .... you'll find the Archived Moon Astrology helpful and in the meantime make yourself a calendar of Moon transits.

Indeed it is a predictable formula for each and everyone. There are 2 star signs which are VERY GOOD for you - and 2 star signs which are VERY BAD for you. Do you know what they are yet? If you find ONE star sign which is BAD for you - there is another one BAD for you too - and it's usually the OPPOSITE of the 1st BAD one. So if Moon in Gemini is BAD for you - then Moon in Sagittarius will be BAD also. Similarly for the good star signs - if Moon in Cancer is GOOD for you - then Moon in Capricorn will be good for you too.

There are always TWO star signs VERY BAD for you - TWO star signs VERY GOOD for you - 6 other star signs which have a purpose and reflect a pattern which are neither good or bad - but have purpose for you to be extrovert and accomplish OR time to be introvert and reflect - and then there's ONE star sign which is your own MOON sign and ONE star sign which is your own SUN sign - both have a NEW gift of energy to give you - a boost of energy to create NEW beginnings.

When I say VERY BAD for you and VERY GOOD for you - I mean to say - the Moon puts you in a BAD mood or a GOOD mood - and as we all know - when you're in a GOOD MOOD - everything goes well for you - you become lucky, successful and happy - but when you're in a BAD - things go wrong - you become unlucky, grumpy and accidents can happen.

The Moon determines your AURA. The Moon's energies can CHANGE your whole life - even if you have excellent aspects in your chart - if you're in a BAD mood you can ruin the goodness and conversely - even if you have BAD aspects in your own astrological chart - if you're in a GOOD mood you can transform your life to become so happy and successful. Additionally "Spiritual Astrology" always defines that you can change anything - by SAYING THANK YOU and MEDITATING - but it's sometime very difficult to meditate and say "thank you" especially when the Moon is bringing the worst out in you!

WOW!

Tarot Today: Strength

What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness -- so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony. 

The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.

Tarot Tomorrow: Hermit

The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself. 

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature.

 

Pay attention everyone!

 

BLYSSFUL SATURN'S DAY PAGANS!

Does anyone feel a bit off today, maybe a bit odd feeling?

Today the Sun enters Taurus but I believe its the christian Easter is always a bit odd and off for me as many of their holidays, so conflicting.  I even see it in the christian comminities this year a sense of unsureness and not that extadic rise of christian conviction energy I usually feel from them. Hard to put my finger on but the feeling is very strong. I shall reset my shields and gather positive pagan energies from my deity for this one.

I spent my married life to my second husband in servitude to their needs and wants planning all events slaving to the kitchen and making sure they all had a good time. That lasted for 23 years until I had enough. Now I spend my pagan sabbat's & esbat's my way, and husband # 3 doesn't give me any problem  about it...its just the rest of the christian world that is off. So with all that being said, for those of you having to endure the christian path tomorrow just remember the kids cause all they care about is the bunny and candy...lol!

Here is a grounding and shielding spell to last you through the weekend!

Protection Spell: 
Ground, Center, Shield

This is my favorite protection spell, both because of its simplicity and its effectiveness. It does not require anything to perform except your abilities and willpower. The Ground, Center, Shield spell is very powerful, but it relies on your being able to visualize correctly.

While the Ground, Center, Shield Protection Spell is somewhat complex to explain, it is simple to execute. It consists of three parts: Grounding, Centering and Shielding. Each part can be practiced and performed separately, but, of course, they are most powerful when combined.

Grounding connects your energy with the world around you so that you are more focused. It allows you to become a more effective channel for energy you raise during spells or rituals. Grounding will also help keep you from getting mentally scattered, flighty or uneasy. Grounding will also carry away excess energies after spells and rituals are over. Without this, excess energies can create issues for you, including hyperactivity and/or severe headaches.

Centering balances your mind, body, and spirit or emotional state. Unlike Grounding, which prevents internal distractions, Centering prevents you from being distracted by outside forces. While Grounding and Shielding are both relatively simple acts of visualization, Centering requires a little more work and thought.

Centering requires that you know who you are, devoid of outside influence. If you define yourself by your family, you job, your house, or your possessions, you cannot be fully centered. Make sure you take some time to meditate and consider who and what you are, what you believe, and what is truly important in your world. Do this at least once a week for the best results.

Shielding creates an energy barrier which protects you from the negativity and unwanted energy of others. Your shields will keep others from being too readily able to "read" you. Additionally, they will prevent anyone from doing anything with your personal energy without your knowledge and permission. You will erect these shields with the power of your mind.

The exercises below will teach you how to perform the three parts of the Ground, Center, Shield Protection Spell. At the end of the page, I have included a few additional Protection Spell techniques to supplement these exercises.

Grounding and Centering Exercise

Grounding and Centering will form a strong, solid, stable foundation, both for shielding yourself and for using magical energy. Properly Grounded, you will be better able to draw on both your own energy and energy from the world around you. This will enable you to manifest more effectively, no only during your Protection Spell, but in any other spell or ritual you perform.

Picture yourself standing or lying in a beautiful, green forest. Engage all of your senses:

See the tall pines and oaks around you
smell the moss, soil and loam beneath you
Feel the dappled sunlight filtering down through the trees to touch your face with warmth
Breathe in the fresh air and feel the life all around you

Now imagine yourself becoming a part of the forest. Your feet, legs and arms begin to grow roots and seek the soil below. Feel your roots pushing through the leaves and moss on the surface, down into the dark, rich soil of Mother Earth.

Feel you roots getting bigger and stronger as they dig deeper to be nourished by the rich earth and draw strength from it.

Push you roots down as far as they can go
Grab onto rocks and boulders far beneath the surface
Take a strong hold on the earth with your roots
Know that you are as solid as the rock, stable as the oaks and pines, yet as flexible as the willow that dances in the wind.

Feel the earth's energy coursing up through your roots into your legs, through your hips, abdomen and chest to your hands and head. The energy fills every crevice of your body. This energy has always been there; now you know how to find it easily.

You have found balance
Draw energy from the earth to find new strength
Feel how well rooted and connected to the earth you have become.
You are balanced and strong.
Nothing outside you can disturb these roots or your strength.
You are as steadfast as a mountain.
Take a moment and feel how strong you truly are.

When you are ready, open your eyes and return to the world around your physical body, knowing that you are now Grounded and Centered. Remember: nothing and no one can change this but you.

You will probably lose this grounding fairly quickly the first few times. Keep trying, and you will soon be able to maintain your grounding for weeks at a time.
As you become more adept at grounding, you will find you can leave off more of the imagery in emergency situations. I often use a "quick grounding", just visualizing the roots growing into the Earth. This will keep you steady until you can do the full meditation.

Shielding Protection Spell

Shielding is the actual "protection" part of the Ground, Center, Shield Protection Spell. Bear in mind that shielding without grounding will allow negative energy to "cling" to the shield. You have to ground the energy so that it cannot harm you.

Begin by Grounding and Centering as you did above.

Begin drawing energy into your body. Let it begin to build in your Chi, or abdominal area. This is where your energy and strength begin to build.

Form a ball of pure light, energy and strength at the core of your body.

Slowly let the ball expand, with your Chi at its center
As the ball expands, begin to see it as a bubble or hollow sphere with you on the inside
Let the energy from the earth flow through you and into the shield as it expands.

Let the sphere penetrate the ground beneath you, cover the air above and to all sides of you. You are protected in the center of this bubble. The bubble is incredibly strong. Your roots should either be growing through or from the shield.

The energy and strength you felt when you Grounded and Centered can now be used as an inexhaustible source of power for your shield. You can keep your shield up as long as you like without much effort. You are protected and safe.

If your shields grow from your shield, visualize the unwanted energies flowing around the shield and down through the roots into the Earth.
If your roots grow through the shield, you must allow the energies of your shield to constantly flow.

Energies should flow around the shield and down the outside of the roots.
The roots should disperse the negative energy outward from the lower edges of the roots into the Earth
Positive energy should flow up from the earth into the tip of the root, away from where the negative energy is being dispersed
The positive energy will rise up into your body to replace the energies you are putting into your shield

Make your shield personal.

Make the bubble any material or color you want.
Your shield can be as thick or thin as you desire.
It can be solid like a wall, or it can constantly flow like water.
With practice, when you feel the need to raise your shields, you will be able to do so almost instantly.
Your shield should seldom be static. A well balanced shield will be in constant motion, taking negativity to your roots and guiding it into the earth.

While shielding is a good measure to use whenever it feels you are likely to be in a threatening or negative situation, it is not always necessary or desirable to keep shielded at all times. In order to interact intimately with another, it is sometimes necessary to drop your shields in part (or completely). The important thing is to know that you can raise your shields in an instant if you feel the need. The power and control are yours.

Additional Protections

Certain stones and symbols have the ability to enhance Protection Spell power above and beyond what your personal energies can raise. You should not use these items if they don't "speak" to you; the power of magic has as much to do with you as with the items you use. When choosing stones, symbols, or other magical enhancements, you should always trust your own intuition about whether or not it will work. A few of the items that I use in my Protection Spells are listed below; you can use any one of them by themselves or combine them in any way that feels right to you. This list is not exhaustive; there are hundreds of things you can use. Feel free to experiment if you like.

Hematite

Hematite is one form of iron ore. The natural properties of iron make this a powerful stone, both for grounding and as a protection spell. Hematite absorbs negative energy, keeping it away from you while you are wearing it. It is important to cleanse your hematite nightly by storing it in salt or under running water.

Obsidian

Obsidian is a natural glass created by volcanic activity. It is as powerful a grounding stone as hematite. Like hematite, it absorbs negativity and should be cleansed nightly. It is rare that someone will be equally drawn to both hematite and obsidian; you should probably try "feeling" both to decide which is best for you.

Rose Quartz

While it doesn't help much with grounding, rose quartz is a powerful aid in centering and shielding. Rose quartz doesn't so much create shielding as it attracts positive energy.

Citrine

Citrine is the most powerful crystals for enhancing happiness and banishing depression. It will help you get to a more productive mindset for grounding and shielding.

Black Stones

Any black stone, crystal or otherwise, can aid in the construction of a Protection Spell. You can create a shield centered on the stone. This can be used not only for personal protection, but also for your vehicle, home, or workplace.

The Chokurei

The Chokurei is a symbol used in Reiki healing. The Chokurei (or Cho Ku Rei) is the first symbol given in Reiki attunements, as is a means of releasing the power within yourself. This symbol can be used to enhance the power of any other magical tool.

Totem Animals

Although most often associated with Native American cultures, totemic animals were common to all cultures at one time or another. The city of Rome is said to have been founded by twins raised by a wolf. Norse believed that you could absorb the power of bears. Celts associated certain goddesses with ravens and owls.

Every totem animal carries several different powers, but two of the strongest to use in a protection spell are the turtle and the armadillo, both armored creatures. Aside from their "traditional" associations, your personal totem animal is a source of great power. No matter what it is, your totem will always provide you with protection.

A Final Note

Remember that while you can supplement the Ground, Center, Shield Protection Spell with stones and symbols, the core of the spell is your visualization.

So pagans remember to make it true, make it real, and always make it magickal everyday!

~Elder Airwolf~

Humbly serving my Goddess )O(

 

 

NATURAL HOME REMEDIES FOR ASTHMA

What is Asthma?

Asthma is known to be an inflammatory condition associated with chronic inflammation of the airways. These airways often become very narrow due to the presence of such an inflammation. Although asthma can occur in any individual, irrespective of age or gender, it generally develops in individuals during their childhood.
The symptoms of this condition often worsen at early morning or late night. It is important to note that medical science has not found a cure for this condition. Even if you do not experience the symptoms of this condition on a regular basis, you can still be suffering from it. You may experience a flare-up at any point of time. However, several natural treatmentsas well as medicinal drugs may help in reducing the intensity as well as frequency of asthmatic attacks.

Symptoms of Asthma

Asthma is a condition associated with the narrowing of the respiratory muscles and the accumulation of mucus in the respiratory tract. This may lead to constant coughing by the affected individual to clear the airways. It has been stated that in most cases, coughing worsens at night when lying on the bed as it causes the person to feel congested. The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh states that chest tightness is also a common symptom of this condition and is accompanied by frequent coughing. There are certain individuals suffering from asthma who experience persistent cough, whereas some may experience flare-ups on certain occasions only. When the person suffering from asthma experiences an asthmatic attack, it results in the inflammation of the airways. As a result of the inflammation of the airways, the affected individual may experience shortness of breath, which worsens due to strenuous activity. Difficulty in breathing is a dangerous symptom of asthma and requires immediate medical attention. Asthma is also known to deter the supply of oxygen to the brain. This may result in fatigue in the affected individuals. This causes the person to feel extremely tired and deters them from performing any physical activities such as sports or any other form of exercise.

Causes of Asthma

Mayoclinic.com states that the actual reason behind the occurrence of this condition is not known. However, it is presumed to occur as a result of genetic and environmental factors. Certain substances in the environment are considered responsible for triggering allergic asthma. Common allergens include pet hair, pollen, mold and dust. Prolonged exposure to these allergens is known to aggravate this condition repeatedly. Asthmatic bronchitis is known to develop as a result of first-hand or second-hand smoke. The National Lung Health Educational Program states that those who smoke are at a heightened risk of suffering from bronchial asthma. Emotional stress is also known to result in the occurrence of asthma. Allergic reactions to foods such as peanuts or shellfish are also known to be one of the major causes of asthmatic attacks.

Home Remedies for Asthma
Boswellia

The University of Maryland Medical Center states that boswellia may prove an effective remedy in the treatment of asthma. According to a research study published in 'Clinical Biochemistry', researchers noted that this herb was effective in reducing inflammatory mediators in those suffering from asthma, when used along with licorice root and turmeric. However, if you are taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, it is recommended that you avoid using this herb, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Before making use of this herb, it is recommended that you consult your doctor.

Spikenard

Spikenard is an herb that may prove beneficial in treating the symptoms associated with asthma. Health expert Dr.Sharol Tigner states that this herb is known to possess anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and expectorant properties. Consume this herb only under the supervision of your physician.

Licorice Root

Licorice root is considered an effective herbal remedy for treating bronchial asthma. This herb has been used for centuries to add flavour to food, in addition to being an effective remedy for a host of health ailments. This herb has been used extensively to treat conditions such as canker sores, peptic ulcers, dyspepsia, eczema as well as asthma. Dr. Sharol Tigner states that this herb is known to play the role of an expectorant, antioxidant as well as demulcent. It is also known to possess antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. You should avoid making use of this herb if you suffer from kidney disease, liver disorders or high blood pressure. Before making use of this herb to treat asthma, it is recommended that you consult your physician regarding the correct dosage as well as possible side effects.

Yerba Santa

Yerba santa is considered an effective remedy for treating bronchial asthma. The leaves of this plant are used for medicinal purposes. Botanical.com states that this herb is helpful in the treatment of bronchial as well as laryngeal conditions, in addition to treating pulmonary infections. Dr. Sharol Tigner states that this herb plays the role of an expectorant, bronchial dilator and exhibits antimicrobial properties. This herb helps in thinning the mucus in the lungs and causes it to be eliminated from the body. This effect of this herb is known to attribute to its extensive use in treating respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, hay fever, colds and laryngitis. It is important that you consult your doctor regarding the safety of this herb in treating asthma, especially if you are taking other medications as well.

Ma Huang

Ma Huang is an herb that is considered effective in the treatment of respiratory ailments such as asthma. The National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine states that this herb is an evergreen plant that is found mostly in Central Asia and Mongolia. They also state that this herb possesses an active ingredient by the name ephedrine, which plays the role of a stimulant for the heart and nervous system. The dried leaves as well as stem are used for medicinal purposes. Author of 'Natural Medicine from the Heart of the Earth', Dr.Sharol Tigner states that this herb possesses antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, decongestant as well as bronchodilator properties. This herb has been considered effective in opening up the airways, thereby promoting the free flow of air through the lungs. Use this herb under the supervision of your physician only.

Pineapple Extract

Pineapple is known to possess a compound known as bromelain, which is known to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties that may prove to be effective in the treatment of asthma. It is important to note that consuming pineapple, as a whole fruit will not meet your requirement of bromelain to treat asthma. You need to consume pineapple extract to treat the symptoms of this condition effectively. Dr. Eric Secor from the University of Connecticut Health Center states that this extract is effective in treating mild cases of asthma and should not be used as a sole remedy for treating this condition. However, it is important to note that in certain cases, consuming pineapple extract may trigger an allergic reaction that can lead to an asthmatic attack. Makeuse of this home remedy only after you get the approval of your physician.

Apples

Apples are known to possess some phytochemicals that are helpful in boosting the functioning of the lungs in those who suffer from asthma. A research study was conducted by S.M. Willers of Utrecht University in the Netherlands and was also published in the journal named 'Thorax' in September 2007. The research study showed that when four or more apples were consumed by expecting mothers, the children born were at a reduced risk of developing asthma by around 50 per cent compared to those whose mothers who consumed one to four apples each week. Therefore, it can be concluded that apples help in preventing as well as treating thesymptoms of asthma.

Lemons and Oranges

Consuming fruits such as oranges and lemons may prove effective in reducing the frequency as well as intensity of asthma attacks as it contains high amounts of vitamin C. Research studies have proved the effectiveness of this vitamin in preventing the occurrences of asthmatic attacks. According to a research study conducted by the Regional Health Authority of Lazio, Rome, it was observed that children who regularly consumed fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, tangerine and kiwi fruit in good amounts each week experienced a decrease in the symptoms of asthma compared to those children who never consume these fruits on a regular basis. This vitamin is helpful in protecting the lungs from inflammation as well. This vitamin is present in citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, although there are several other foods that also contain good amounts of this vitamin. They include papaya, raspberries, strawberries and guava.

Ginger

Ginger is considered an effective home treatment for asthma. Ginger has been used extensively to add flavour to food as well as to treat health ailments. Medical research has shown the effectiveness of this herb in the treatment of digestive ailments, bronchitis, psoriasis as well as rheumatoid arthritis. According to a research study published in 'Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry', it was observed that ginger supplements might help in reducing the frequency of asthmatic attacks caused by phthalate ester. According to a research study published in 'Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology', ginger may be helpful in reducing inflammation of the bronchial passageways and promote free flow of air through the lungs. However, before consuming this herb, it is important that you check with your physician regarding the safety of this herb, especially if you suffer from conditions such as diabetes as it causes a decrease in the levels of blood sugar. If you are taking blood-thinning medications such as Coumadin, it is advisable that you avoid using this herb as it has a thinning effect on the blood too. You can consume ginger by chopping and adding it to your food or in the form of a tea. You can prepare ginger tea by steeping an inch piece of ginger in water for around 15 minutes.

Honey

Honey is considered an effective home remedy for treating the symptoms of asthma. Honey is effective in treating wheezing and cough that occur along with asthma. ABC News states that honey is helpful in soothing the mucous membranes in the air passages. The ABC News also states that according to a research study conducted by the Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, children suffering from night cough experienced relief after consuming honey. When it comes to treating asthmatic symptoms using honey, it is important that you make use of the right kind of honey. ABC News states that using dark honey is best when it comes to treating cough, as it is rich in antioxidants as compared to light-coloured honey. Honey should only be used in cases when the affected individual is older than 2 years of age. However, it is important to note that you should only use honey as an additional treatment for asthma and not as a sole treatment for this condition.

Other Home Remedies for Asthma

Add 25 ml of fresh honey to 40 ml of basil leaves juice and consume it to experience relief from the symptoms of asthma.
Eat three to four figs in the morning on an empty stomach to experience relief from asthma.
Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to a cup of warm milk and consume it to treat asthmatic symptoms.
Another effective remedy for asthma is lime juice, when consumed along with a few drops of ginger juice.
Add around 8-10 flakes of garlic to a glass of milk and boil it. After it comes to a boil, strain it and wait for it to cool. Consume it each day before you sleep and as you wake up in the morning. This remedy is considered extremely effective in treating asthma.
Add two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds to a glass of water and boil it until it is half the initial quantity. Strain the decoction and drink it early morning to experience relief from asthma.
Add some black salt to holy basil leaves and eat them. This remedy is used extensively to treat asthma.
Applying a paste containing mustard oil and rock salt to the chest is considered beneficial in treating asthma.

Diet for Asthma
Consume Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are known to be rich sources of vitamins, minerals as well as phytochemicals. Many fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin A, C and E, which are antioxidants that may prove beneficial in the prevention as well as treatment of asthmatic symptoms. Fruits and vegetables containing vitamin C help in reducing the inflammation of the respiratory tract. Fruits and vegetables that contain high amounts of antioxidant vitamins include mangoes, citrus fruits, apricots, carrots, green leafy vegetables and asparagus.

Foods with Omega3 Fatty Acids

According to a research study initiated by the Harvard School of Public Health in the year 2007, it was observed that regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids help in reducing the symptoms of asthma. Foods that contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids include flax seed, herring, salmon and tuna.

Avoid Dairy Products

Naturalnews.com states that milk and other dairy products are common triggers of asthmatic attacks. Milk protein is considered one of the most common triggers of allergic asthma. Milk as well as other dairy products are known to stimulate the production of mucus in the lungs, thereby worsening the symptoms of this condition or triggering an asthmatic attack. Those who suffer from an allergic reaction to dairy products may experience flare-ups of asthma immediately after ingesting milk protein due to the excess production of mucus inside the lungs. The best way to treat this condition is to avoid consuming these foods in your diet.

Avoid processed foods

Foods containing additives, colorants and preservatives are also known to trigger asthmatic attacks. There are certain individuals who may react to certain chemicals, while some are allergic to all these chemicals. If you suffer from an asthmatic attack after consuming a processed food product, it is important that you check what chemicals were used in the preparation of the product. Common chemicals that trigger asthmatic attacks include tartrazine(E102), which is found in many baked goods such as pastries, soft drinks, cakes etc. Monosodium Glutamate, also known as MSG, is considered responsible for asthmatic attacks. MSG (E261) is found mostly in Chinese foods and snacks like potato wafers. Sulphites and sulphur dioxide are also known to be common chemicals that trigger asthmatic attacks and are found in several canned food products.

Asthma Prevention

Asthma can easily be prevented by recognizing the causes and moving towards a plan to prevent the symptoms from recurring. Consult your doctor and prepare a plan containing the dosage and frequency of medications. It is important that you follow the plan to the best of your ability, as this condition requires constant monitoring as well as treatment. It is also important that you stay updated with immunizations to prevent flu and pneumonia, as they are responsible for asthmatic flare-ups. When it comes to preventing asthmatic flare-ups, it is crucial to identify common triggers and to avoid coming in contact with them. Common triggers include pollen, cold air and air pollution. If you constantly require to use albuterol, which is a quick-relief inhaler, it is advisable that you consult your doctor as this indicates that this condition is not under control and requires immediate medical treatment.

Other Treatment Options for Asthma
Vitamins for Asthma

Vitamin C is known to be a water-soluble vitamin that possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. According to a research study published in 'Paediatric Allergy Immunology' in February 2010, it was observed that vitamin C helped in preventing the symptoms of wheezing in pre-school children who were suffering from asthma. Some foods that contain high amounts of vitamin C include strawberries, citrus fruits and potatoes. You can also consume this vitamin in the form of a supplement. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends a daily dosage of 90 mg for men and 75 mg for women. Vitamin D is also considered helpful in the treatment of asthma. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be derived from foods or exposure to the sun. According to a research study conducted by M. Sandhu and published in 'Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology', it has been observed that vitamin D may prove helpful in controlling the symptoms of asthma as it helps in decreasing pulmonary inflammation by inhibiting cytokines and boosting the secretion of interleukin. Foods that contain high amounts of vitamin D include fatty fish, dairy products as well as fortified cereals. Consult your physician before consuming high amounts of this vitamin as it can result in hypercalcemia. Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that is also considered effective in the treatment of asthma. This vitamin is known to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties that help in preventing the body from damage caused by harmful free radicals. According to a research study published in the journal 'Thorax', increased consumption of vitamin E was linked with low number of cases of asthma. However, the research study did not indicate the effectiveness of this vitamin in terms of asthma treatment. According to a study published in 'American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine', vitamin E, when consumed along with vitamin C helped in preventing the damage to the airways by free radicals. Several foods contain high amounts of this vitamin and they include nuts, olives, fortified cereals and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin B12 is another vitamin that may prove effective in the treatment of asthma. The University of Maryland Medical Center indicates that vitamin B12 injections may prove effective in the treatment of chronic asthma. However, it is important that you use vitamin B12 injections only under the supervision of your physician.

Inhaled Corticosteroids

Inhaled corticosteroids are mostly composed of fluticasone, budesonide, mometasone, ciclesonide, flunisolide, beclomethasone as well as other ingredients. However, it is important to note that you may need to use these medications for at least 7 days before you can see improvements in the symptoms of this condition. They are known to be less effective in treating asthma compared to oral corticosteroids, however, they do not trigger any side-effects. They are considered safe for long-term usage.

Leukotriene modifiers

These oral medications are considered helpful in relieving the symptoms of asthma for 24 hours. Although rare, these medications may trigger aggression, agitation, depression and hallucinations. Consult your doctor before making use of this medication.

Natural Herbal Remedies for Familiars

Herbal Remedies for Asthma in Dogs

There are a lot of good herbs that can be used to strengthen your dog's immune system. As well, there are herbs that provide relief to asthma symptoms such as coughing.These herbs are safer to use than drugs such as steroids, so as an alternative, why not try them out?

Herbs that can Relieve Coughing

Mullein: Mullein is effective in relieving deep, dry coughs. It suppresses coughs and is also a lung tonic.
Licorice root: Licorice is effective for suppressing coughs that are located in the upper respiratory areas.

Herbs that can Soothe the Throat

Marshmallow root: Marshmallow root is effective in soothing all mucuous membranes, and it can ease a dry cough.
Coltsfoot: Coltsfoot is ideal for easing a wet cough as it can eliminate mucus from the bronchi. It also inhibits bacterial growth and stimulates respiratory function.

Herbs that can Enhance the Immune System

Echinacea: Echinacea is one of the most effective herbs in enhancing the immune system.
Oregon grape: Oregon grape is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating. Use it in combination with echinacea for synergistic strength.
Astragalus: Astragalus is also good for enhancing the immune system. It also helps strengthen the lungs and stimulates the regeneration of bronchial cells.

[Puppy]

Herbal Products for Dogs with Asthma

Only Natural Pet Bronchial Wellness Herbal Formula This herbal tincture contains useful herbs for dog ashtma such as mullein, marshmallow, licorice, etc. It is easy to administer and effective.Only Natural Pet Immune Strengthener This herbal formula is effective in strengthening the immune system. It contains such immune-boosting herbs as astragalus and green tea, as well as numerous vitamins.

Homeopathic Remedies for Dog Asthma

Homeopathic remedies are effective in treating dog asthma and they usually work rather fast to relieve symptoms of asthma.If your dog is showing mild symptoms of asthma, and you want to help relieve his cough and shortness of breath, you may want to try this:

A Homeopathic Formula for Asthma in Dogs

Newton Homeopathics Cough-Asthma [Puppy]Obviously, for more serious symptoms, it is always advisable to seek veterinary assistance. If you opt for natural alternative treatment, consult a holistic vet.
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escription:Breathing problems (other than asthma or bronchitis) are more common in the brachycephalic breeds (snub-nosed dogs) due to their physical confirmation. It is important to know what your pet's normal breathing cycle is so if s/he is in respiratory distress, you will know. Excessive panting, sneezing and coughing are some signs to watch for.

Contributing factors:Causes vary according to specific conditions, ranging from being too hot, excited and nervous to shock, and poisoning and heart stroke. Some underlying medical conditions will also contribute to breathing problems, such as kennel cough. Arnica is helpful with trauma recovery.

Herbal Treatment [:s] ome herbs that may form part of a formula are: Alfalfa is not just for horses. It is rich in minerals and vitamins and stimulates the immune system. It is also a blood purifier and helps to detoxify the body. Coleus helps to reduce the amount of histamine released in the lungs. Elderberry is used for respiratory infections and asthma. Licorice helps to controls harmful free radicals that complicate asthma.


Homeopathic Treatment: Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms.

Essential Oils: Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Flower Essence: Holly helps with fast acting illness. Beech is for tolerance. Olive targets exhaustion. Rescue Remedy for fear and anxiety.

Other: Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch. Neem oil and powder has been used in India since ancient times. It is a tree with amazing healing powers and has undergone scrutiny world wide. It has been used to treat illnesses ranging abrasions, autoimmune disorders, blood disorders, circulatory disorders, Digestion, Fatigue, Respiratory.

How to heal physical pain

 

YOU NEED: piece of amethyst (as clear as possible), or a piece of Fluorite. a good visualization skill.

Sit in a quiet place and clear your mind of everything you can. Take the amethyst (or fluorite)and hold it in the hand that is closest to the hurt.(if the pain is in the center of the body hold it in your writing hand. Imagine a soothing light collecting at your feet and draw it up slowly towards your head filling every part of the body. Whilst doing this say silently the following verse:

"bright light, shining light
heal my hurts with all thy might."

Repeat this as you move the light up through the body. When you reach the top of your head expand to fill outside the head with light for about a foot. Then return to where the pain is most concentrated, push all your healing energy into this area.
If this doesn't work the first time then repeat. You should feel better soon.
to end the spell repeat the verse again but finish with "so mote it be"

Old Herb Names

 



A Bone of an Ibis: Buckthorn 
Adders Tongue: Dogstooth Violet 
A Titan's Blood: Wild Lettuce 
A Lion's Hairs: Tongue of a Turnip [i.e., the leaves of the taproot] 
A Man's Bile: Turnip Sap 
A Pig's Tail: Leopard's Bane 
A Hawk's Heart: Heart of Wormwood 
An Eagle: Wild Garlic 
Ass's Foot or Bull's Foot: Coltsfoot 

Blood: Elder sap or another tree sap 
Blood of Hephaistos: Wormwood 
Burning Bush: White Dittany 
Bread and Cheese Tree: Hawthorne 
Blood from a Head: Lupine 
Bird's Eye: Germander Speedwell 
Blood of Ares: Purslane 
Blood of a Goose: A Mulberry Tree's Milk 
Bloodwort: Yarrow 
Blood of Hestia: Camomile 
Blood of an Eye: Tamarisk Gall 
Blood from a Shoulder: Bear's Breach 
Bat's Wings: Holly 
Black Sampson: Echinacea 
Bull's Blood or Seed of Horus: Horehound 
Bear's Foot: Lady's Mantle

Calf's Snout: Snapdragon 
Cat's Foot: Canada Snake Root and/or Ground Ivy 
Candelmas Maiden: Snowdrop. 
Capon's Tail: Valerian. 
Christ's Ladder: Centaury 
Cheeses: Marsh Mallow 
Chocolate Flower: Wild Geranium 
Christ's Eye: Vervain Sage 
Clear-eye: Clary Sage 
Click: Goosegrass 
Cucumber Tree: Magnolia 
Clot: Great Mullein 
Corpse Plant: Indian Pipe. 
Crowdy Kit: Figwort 
Cuddy's Lungs: Great Mullein 
Crow Foot: Cranesbill 
Cuckoo's Bread: Common Plantain 
Clear Eye: Clary Sage 
Crow's Foot: Wild Geranium 

Devils Dung: Asafoetida 
Dragon's Blood: Calamus 
Dog's Mouth: Snap Dragon 
Daphne: Laurel/Bay 
Devil's Plaything: Yarrow 
Dove's Foot: Wild Geranium 
Dew of the Sea: Rosemary 
Dragon Wort: Bistort 

Earth Smoke: Fumitory 
Eye of Christ: Germander Speedwell 
Elf's Wort: Elecampane 
Enchanter's Plant: Vervain 
Englishman's Foot: Common Plantain 
Erba Santa Maria: Spearmint 
Everlasting Friendship: Goosegrass 
Eye of the Day: Common Daisy 
Eye of the Star: Horehound 
Eye Root: Goldenseal 
Eyes: Aster, Daisy, Eyebright 

Frog's Foot: Bulbous Buttercup 
From the Loins: Camomile 
Fat from a Head: Spurge 
Fairy Smoke: Indian Pipe 
Felon Herb: Mugwort 
From the Belly: Earth-apple 
From the Foot: Houseleek 
Five Fingers: Cinquefoil 
Fox's Clote: Burdock 

Graveyard Dust: Mullein 
Goat's Foot: Ash Weed 
God's Hair: Hart's Tongue Fern 
Golden Star: Avens 
Gosling Wing: Goosegrass 
Graveyard Dust: Mullein 
Great Ox-eye: Ox-eye Daisy 

Hairs of a Hamadryas Baboon: Dill Seed 
Hair of Venus: Maidenhair Fern 
Hag's Taper: Great Mullein 
Hagthorn: Hawthorn 
Hare's Beard: Great Mullein 
Herb of Grace: Vervain 
Hind's Tongue: Hart's Tongue Fern 
Holy Herb: Yerba Santa 
Holy Rope: Hemp Agrimony 
Hook and Arn: Yerba Santa 
Horse Tongue: Hart's Tongue Fern 
Horse Hoof: Coltsfoot 
Hundred Eyes: Periwinkle 

Innocense: Bluets 

Jacob's Staff: Great Mullein 
Joy of the Mountain: Marjoram 
Jupiter's Staff: Great Mullein 

King's Crown: Black Haw 
Knight's Milfoil: Yarrow 
Kronos' Blood: of Cedar 

Lady's Glove: Foxglove aka Witches' Gloves 
Lion's Tooth: Dandelion aka Priest's Crown 
Lad's Love: Southernwood 
Lamb's Ears: Betony 
Little Dragon: Tarragon 
Love in Idleness: Pansy 
Love Leaves: Burdock 
Love Lies Bleeding: Amaranth or Anemone 
Love Man: Goosegrass 
Love Parsley: Lovage 
Love Root: Orris Root 
Man's Health: Ginseng 

Maiden's Ruin: Southernwood 
Master of the Woods: Woodruff 
May: Black Haw 
May Lily: Lily of the Valley 
May Rose: Black Haw 
Maypops: Passion Flower 
Mistress of the Night: Tuberose 
Mutton Chops: Goosegrass 

Nose Bleed: Yarrow 

Old-Maid's-Nightcap: Wild Geranium 
Old Man's Flannel: Great Mullein 
Old Man's Pepper: Yarrow 
Oliver: Olive 

Password: Primrose 
Pucha-pat: Patchouli 
Peter's Staff: Great Mullein 
Priest's Crown: Dandelion leaves 
Poor Man's Treacle: Garlic 

Queen of the Night: Vanilla Cactus 
Queen of the Meadow: Meadowsweet 
Queen of the Meadow Root: Gravelroot 

Ram's Head: American Valerian 
Red Cockscomb: Amaranth 
Ring-o-bells: Bluebells 
Robin-run-in-the-grass: Goosegrass 

Semen of Helios: White Hellebore 
Semen of Herakles: Mustard-rocket 
Semen of Hermes: Dill 
Semen of Hephaistos: This is Fleabane 
Semen of Ammon: Houseleek 
Semen of Ares: Clover 
Seed of Horus: Horehound 
Sparrow's Tongue: Knotweed 
Soapwort: Comfrey or Daisy 
Shepherd's Heart: Shepherd's Purse 
Swine's Snout: Dandelion leaves 
Shameface: Wild Geranium 
See Bright: Clary Sage 
Scaldhead: Blackberry 
Seven Year's Love: Yarrow 
Silver Bells: Black Haw 
Sorcerer's Violet: Periwinkle 

St. John's Herb: Hemp Agrimony.(this is not St. John's Wort) 
St. John's Plant: Mugwort 
Star Flower: Borage 
Star of the Earth: Avens 
Starweed: Chickweed 
Sweethearts: Goosegrass 

Tarragon: Mugwort 
Tartar Root: Ginseng 
Thousand Weed: Yarrow 
Thunder Plant: House Leek 
Tanner's Bark: Common Oak 
Toad: Toadflax 
Torches: Great Mullein 
Tongue of dog: houndstongue 
Tears of a Hamadryas Baboon: Dill Juice 

Unicorn Root: Ague Root 
Unicorn's Horn: False Unicorn:Helonias Dioica 
Unicorn Horn: True Unicorn Root 

Wax Dolls: Fumitory 
Weazel Snout: Yellow Dead Nettles/Yellow Archangel 
White: Ox-eye Daisy 
White Wood: White Cinnamon 
Witch's Asprin: White Willow/Willow Bark 
Witch's Brier: Brier Hips 
Weasel Snout: Yellow Archangel 
Wolf Foot: Bugle Weed 
Wolf Claw: Club Moss 
Wolf's Milk: Euphorbia 
Weed: Ox-Eye Daisy 
White Man's Foot: Common Plantain

Moon Magick

MOON MAGICK

 


MEANINGS OF THE LUNAR PHASES

Every time the Moon enters a new phase -- lasting for about 3-1/2 days each --
there's a shift in the electro-magnetic field of Earth. Learn the characteristics of each
phase and you'll be guided into taking appropriate action, whether in personal or business relationships.
The power and consciousness behind each lunar phase is awesome. Let the Moon support you. It will
show you how to stay emotionally and physically balanced and also put money in your pocket.
The Moon governs the general public, sales, and business in general.
The overall cycle of the phases governs the acceleration or deceleration of growth and
momentum. Ideally, start projects and build them when the Moon is increasing in light --
"waxing" -- from New Moon to Full Moon. From the Full Moon to the oncoming New Moon,
the Moon is decreasing in light -- "waning" -- and this is when you want to bring whatever
activities you can to a completion. Keep this ebb and flow of energy in mind and you'll have
an invaluable tool to help you flow with the tide of events, rather than against them.
Each phase represents a segment of time within the monthly lunation cycle as a whole. With
practice you will begin to see how each phase is not an isolated period within itself, but rather a
consequence of the previous phase and a preparation for the following one. In other words
"Space is Curved." Whatever you send out will come back to you at the appropriate time, and
it's a good idea to know where you stand in the overall cycle. Understanding the lunar rhythms
will also save on panic and worry, as you realize that everything in life unfolds in exactly the right moment.
New Moon - "Beginnings." Subjective-Inner awareness starts to open; new seed-ideas
begins to unfold in the inner consciousness. Expand into the world of ideas, allow the
outrageous wanderings of the mind, open to unlimited possibilities, watch the birthing of
the idea into thought. Let it unfold in the quiet.
Crescent - "Growth." The research phase. Ask the big questions - the why? Shape,
mold, dance with the newly realized seed-idea. Ask yourself: How can I bring my vision into
the material world? Gathering knowledge prepares you to take future action.
First Quarter - "Action." Take action in the outer world. Pick up hammer and nails and
build new structures. There's an urgency about facing the challenge of the moment. Move
forward, or be buried in the past. Stand up or sit down, but don't wobble.
Gibbous - "Analysis." Make adjustments to clarify your sense of direction. Without
expecting absolute perfection, continue to move toward self-improvement. Be comfortable
with yourself. Assess and analyze projects. You have a better idea where you're headed.
Full Moon - "Illumination." The outer structure is complete and ready to be filled
with content. The completion is the culmination of the seed-idea of the New Moon. Sense
where you fit into the overall scheme of life. These 3-1/2 days represent the beginning of
maximum fruitfulness. Favors public exposure and events.
Disseminating - "Networking." Give something back to the community. You are now
ready to make a contribution. What you know has value even if you may have doubts about
its worth. Find common ground through discussions. You can make a powerful mental
impression on others because of your ideals and vision.
Last Quarter - "Results." Enjoy the harvest of your labors. This can be the most
productive time for completions and gaining results. Success in business and personal affairs.
The next question is: "Now that I've achieved what I want, what do I do with it?" Begin to let it go.
Balsamic - "Releasing the Past." Turn away from thought and drop into the quiet.
Emptiness is the fertile ground that recognizes and encourages the presence of the new seed.
Regeneration. A time of cleansing. Inner time and reflection bring you back into emotional,
physical and spiritual balance.


LUNAR PHASES

The lunar phase is important in determining the best time for magic. There are basically
two lunar phases: waxing moon (ideal time for positive magic) and waning moon (ideal time
for banishing/negative magic, study, and meditation).
In between you'll have the dark moon (the time of greatest power for banishing and negative magic)
and the full moon (the time of greatest power for positive magic).
Most witches and pagans work around these lunar phases.
However, others suggest a much more complicated subdivision of the moon phases.
New Moon Magic (from the day of the New Moon to 3 1/2 days after)
Timing: The magic should be performed between dawn and sunset for the best use of this magic.
Conjuring: beauty, health, and self-improvement; farms and gardens; job hunting; love and romance; networking
Crescent Moon Magic (from 3 1/2 days after the new moon through the 7th. day)
Timing: The moon rises at mid-morning and sets after sunset.
Conjuring: animals, business, change, emotions, matriarchal strength
First Quarter (Waxing Moon) Magic ( from 7 to 10 days after the new moon)
Timing: Sunset is the prime time for waxing moon magic.
Conjuring: courage, elemental magic, friends, luck, motivation
Gibbous Moon Magic (from 10 to 13 days after the new moon)
Timing: It's a wonderful time for working around 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Conjuring: patience
Full Moon Magic (14 days after the new moon)
Timing: Midnight is the best hour to work.
Conjuring: artistic endeavors; beauty, health, and fitness; change and decisions; children;
competition; dreams; families; health and healing; knowledge; legal undertakings;
love and romance; money; motivation; protection; psychism; self-improvement
Disseminating Moon Magic (3 to 7 days after the full moon)
Timing: The time of souls is at 3:00 a.m.
Conjuring: addictions, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, protection
Last Quarter (Waning Moon) Magic (7 to 10 days after the full moon)
Timing: The moon rises at midnight and sets at noon.
Conjuring: addictions. divorce, health and healing (banishing disease), stress, protection
Dark Moon Magic (from 11 to 14 days after the full moon)
Timing: As odd as this may sound, the strongest pull of the dark moon is around 10:00 a.m.
Conjuring: addictions, change, divorce, enemies, justice, obstacles, quarrels, removal, separation,
stopping stalkers and theft.
Lunar Eclipses
Eclipses represent the perfect union of sun and moon. Any type of magic is acceptable.
There are 2 types of lunar eclipse:
1.Partial eclipse 2.Penumbral eclipse of the moon
Moon Void of Course
It's said that the moon is void of course before it enters a new moon sign (Cancer, Leo,
Virgo...). There is a sort of dead space when this is happening. The rule here is to avoid
doing any important magic work while the moon is avoid of course. Don't do any major
magic work. Don't complete any magic work.


MOON WOBBLES

A Moon Wobble is generally an unsettling time of sudden ups and downs, increased accidents
and violence, unusual or extreme weather, greater incidence of earth activity, e.g. earthquakes,
volcanic eruptions, and intense, often volatile emotional behavior. People feel more restless and
are more likely to over-react to problems. Anything begun during a Moon Wobble is usually
short-lived because of the unstable energy--on average lasting 3 months to one year.
Moon Wobbles have benefits, too. They can be very stimulating times, bringing new contacts,
innovative ideas, heightened creativity, and unexpected opportunities. Use them to gather
information and consider different options, but wait until they are over to make final agreements
and actually begin new ventures. This powerful cycle was first recognized, then researched
and named by noted American mathematician and astrologer Carl Payne Tobey. He found that
these cycles of intensified energies occur when the transiting Sun makes contact with the
Lunar Nodes (the Lunar Nodes are where the orbit of the Moon intersects the orbit of the Earth
around the Sun). There are usually 3.5 to 4 Moon Wobbles a year; however, occasionally there
are 5, as in 1996. The focus for Moon Wobble phenomena varies according to the sign the
Moon Wobble is occurring in; however, there are some general "rules of thumb" that apply to
all Moon Wobbles. Try to AVOID:
Buying a home or moving
Starting a new job or project
Having important medical work done
Having major car or home repairs done
Taking long-distance trips: If you do travel, BE FLEXIBLE!
Having arguments or confrontations with the closest people in your life. They can easily escalate
out of proportion and be very difficult to resolve.
REMEMBER to:
Remind yourself it is a Moon Wobble when difficulties arise.
Try to ACT not REACT in dealing with problems.
Be flexible and roll with the punches.
Drive with extra care.
Expect the unexpected!


MOON PHASE MAGICK

New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after.
The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting.
Waxing Moon Magic:
From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.
The waxing moon is for constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.
Full Moon Magic:
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon.
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination.
Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions,
can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.
Waning Moon Magic:
From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.
The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.
Dark Moon Magic:
From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon.
The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and
understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.

Plants That Come Especially under the Dominion of the Moon
The whole plant world is especially subject to the moon.

Especially strongly lunar are:

Acanthus mollis: acanthus
Agnus castus: monk's pepper
Atriplex silvestris: atriplex, orache, all-seed, notchweed
Bellis perennis: daisy
Brassicae: all kinds of cabbage, brassicaceous plants
Cardamine pratense: lady's smock, cuckoo flower
Carica papaya: papaya
Cheiranthus cheiri: wallflower
Cucumis sativus: cucumber
Cucurbita Pepo: pumpkin, gourd
Curcuma longa: turmeric
Galium aparine: galium, cleavers, goose grass
Hieracium pilosella: hawkweed, mouse-ear
Hyssopus officinalis: hyssop
Iris florentina: Florentine iris (with Saturn)
Iris germanica: German iris (with Saturn), dark blue flowers
Iris pallida: pale iris (with Saturn), pale blue flowers
Lactuca sativa: cabbage-lettuce
Lenticula palustris: duckweed
Ligustrum vulgare: privet
Lilium album: white lily
Lysimachia nummularia: moneywort
Myristica fragrans: nutmeg
Nasturtium officinale: watercress
Nymphaea alba: water lily
Papa ver rhoeas: corn poppy (with Saturn)
Papaver somnifrruni: opium poppy (with Saturn)
Ruta lunaria: moonwort
Salices: all kinds of willows
Saxifraga: saxifrage
Sedum acre: sharp stonecrop, wall-pepper
Sedum telephium: orpine
Stellaria media: chickweed
Telephium vulgare: sedum
Tilia: lime-tree (with Venus)
Trapa natans: water chestnut
Veronica officinalis: speedwell
Vinca minor: myrtle, periwinkle

Therapeutic effect of the lunar plants: many food plants, alternative,
cooling, moisturizing, enzymic, and promoting fermentation.


Every time the Moon enters a new phase -- lasting for about 3-1/2 days each --
there's a shift in the electro-magnetic field of Earth. Learn the characteristics of each
phase and you'll be guided into taking appropriate action, whether in personal or business relationships.
The power and consciousness behind each lunar phase is awesome. Let the Moon support you. It will
show you how to stay emotionally and physically balanced and also put money in your pocket.
The Moon governs the general public, sales, and business in general.
The overall cycle of the phases governs the acceleration or deceleration of growth and
momentum. Ideally, start projects and build them when the Moon is increasing in light --
"waxing" -- from New Moon to Full Moon. From the Full Moon to the oncoming New Moon,
the Moon is decreasing in light -- "waning" -- and this is when you want to bring whatever
activities you can to a completion. Keep this ebb and flow of energy in mind and you'll have
an invaluable tool to help you flow with the tide of events, rather than against them.
Each phase represents a segment of time within the monthly lunation cycle as a whole. With
practice you will begin to see how each phase is not an isolated period within itself, but rather a
consequence of the previous phase and a preparation for the following one. In other words
"Space is Curved." Whatever you send out will come back to you at the appropriate time, and
it's a good idea to know where you stand in the overall cycle. Understanding the lunar rhythms
will also save on panic and worry, as you realize that everything in life unfolds in exactly the right moment.
New Moon - "Beginnings." Subjective-Inner awareness starts to open; new seed-ideas
begins to unfold in the inner consciousness. Expand into the world of ideas, allow the
outrageous wanderings of the mind, open to unlimited possibilities, watch the birthing of
the idea into thought. Let it unfold in the quiet.
Crescent - "Growth." The research phase. Ask the big questions - the why? Shape,
mold, dance with the newly realized seed-idea. Ask yourself: How can I bring my vision into
the material world? Gathering knowledge prepares you to take future action.
First Quarter - "Action." Take action in the outer world. Pick up hammer and nails and
build new structures. There's an urgency about facing the challenge of the moment. Move
forward, or be buried in the past. Stand up or sit down, but don't wobble.
Gibbous - "Analysis." Make adjustments to clarify your sense of direction. Without
expecting absolute perfection, continue to move toward self-improvement. Be comfortable
with yourself. Assess and analyze projects. You have a better idea where you're headed.
Full Moon - "Illumination." The outer structure is complete and ready to be filled
with content. The completion is the culmination of the seed-idea of the New Moon. Sense
where you fit into the overall scheme of life. These 3-1/2 days represent the beginning of
maximum fruitfulness. Favors public exposure and events.
Disseminating - "Networking." Give something back to the community. You are now
ready to make a contribution. What you know has value even if you may have doubts about
its worth. Find common ground through discussions. You can make a powerful mental
impression on others because of your ideals and vision.
Last Quarter - "Results." Enjoy the harvest of your labors. This can be the most
productive time for completions and gaining results. Success in business and personal affairs.
The next question is: "Now that I've achieved what I want, what do I do with it?" Begin to let it go.
Balsamic - "Releasing the Past." Turn away from thought and drop into the quiet.
Emptiness is the fertile ground that recognizes and encourages the presence of the new seed.
Regeneration. A time of cleansing. Inner time and reflection bring you back into emotional,
physical and spiritual balance.


LUNAR PHASES

The lunar phase is important in determining the best time for magic. There are basically
two lunar phases: waxing moon (ideal time for positive magic) and waning moon (ideal time
for banishing/negative magic, study, and meditation).
In between you'll have the dark moon (the time of greatest power for banishing and negative magic)
and the full moon (the time of greatest power for positive magic).
Most witches and pagans work around these lunar phases.
However, others suggest a much more complicated subdivision of the moon phases.
New Moon Magic (from the day of the New Moon to 3 1/2 days after)
Timing: The magic should be performed between dawn and sunset for the best use of this magic.
Conjuring: beauty, health, and self-improvement; farms and gardens; job hunting; love and romance; networking
Crescent Moon Magic (from 3 1/2 days after the new moon through the 7th. day)
Timing: The moon rises at mid-morning and sets after sunset.
Conjuring: animals, business, change, emotions, matriarchal strength
First Quarter (Waxing Moon) Magic ( from 7 to 10 days after the new moon)
Timing: Sunset is the prime time for waxing moon magic.
Conjuring: courage, elemental magic, friends, luck, motivation
Gibbous Moon Magic (from 10 to 13 days after the new moon)
Timing: It's a wonderful time for working around 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Conjuring: patience
Full Moon Magic (14 days after the new moon)
Timing: Midnight is the best hour to work.
Conjuring: artistic endeavors; beauty, health, and fitness; change and decisions; children;
competition; dreams; families; health and healing; knowledge; legal undertakings;
love and romance; money; motivation; protection; psychism; self-improvement
Disseminating Moon Magic (3 to 7 days after the full moon)
Timing: The time of souls is at 3:00 a.m.
Conjuring: addictions, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, protection
Last Quarter (Waning Moon) Magic (7 to 10 days after the full moon)
Timing: The moon rises at midnight and sets at noon.
Conjuring: addictions. divorce, health and healing (banishing disease), stress, protection
Dark Moon Magic (from 11 to 14 days after the full moon)
Timing: As odd as this may sound, the strongest pull of the dark moon is around 10:00 a.m.
Conjuring: addictions, change, divorce, enemies, justice, obstacles, quarrels, removal, separation,
stopping stalkers and theft.
Lunar Eclipses
Eclipses represent the perfect union of sun and moon. Any type of magic is acceptable.
There are 2 types of lunar eclipse:
1.Partial eclipse 2.Penumbral eclipse of the moon
Moon Void of Course
It's said that the moon is void of course before it enters a new moon sign (Cancer, Leo,
Virgo...). There is a sort of dead space when this is happening. The rule here is to avoid
doing any important magic work while the moon is avoid of course. Don't do any major
magic work. Don't complete any magic work.


MOON WOBBLES

A Moon Wobble is generally an unsettling time of sudden ups and downs, increased accidents
and violence, unusual or extreme weather, greater incidence of earth activity, e.g. earthquakes,
volcanic eruptions, and intense, often volatile emotional behavior. People feel more restless and
are more likely to over-react to problems. Anything begun during a Moon Wobble is usually
short-lived because of the unstable energy--on average lasting 3 months to one year.
Moon Wobbles have benefits, too. They can be very stimulating times, bringing new contacts,
innovative ideas, heightened creativity, and unexpected opportunities. Use them to gather
information and consider different options, but wait until they are over to make final agreements
and actually begin new ventures. This powerful cycle was first recognized, then researched
and named by noted American mathematician and astrologer Carl Payne Tobey. He found that
these cycles of intensified energies occur when the transiting Sun makes contact with the
Lunar Nodes (the Lunar Nodes are where the orbit of the Moon intersects the orbit of the Earth
around the Sun). There are usually 3.5 to 4 Moon Wobbles a year; however, occasionally there
are 5, as in 1996. The focus for Moon Wobble phenomena varies according to the sign the
Moon Wobble is occurring in; however, there are some general "rules of thumb" that apply to
all Moon Wobbles. Try to AVOID:
Buying a home or moving
Starting a new job or project
Having important medical work done
Having major car or home repairs done
Taking long-distance trips: If you do travel, BE FLEXIBLE!
Having arguments or confrontations with the closest people in your life. They can easily escalate
out of proportion and be very difficult to resolve.
REMEMBER to:
Remind yourself it is a Moon Wobble when difficulties arise.
Try to ACT not REACT in dealing with problems.
Be flexible and roll with the punches.
Drive with extra care.
Expect the unexpected!


MOON PHASE MAGICK

New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after.
The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting.
Waxing Moon Magic:
From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.
The waxing moon is for constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.
Full Moon Magic:
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon.
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination.
Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions,
can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.
Waning Moon Magic:
From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.
The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.
Dark Moon Magic:
From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon.
The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and
understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.

Plants That Come Especially under the Dominion of the Moon
The whole plant world is especially subject to the moon.

Especially strongly lunar are:

Acanthus mollis: acanthus
Agnus castus: monk's pepper
Atriplex silvestris: atriplex, orache, all-seed, notchweed
Bellis perennis: daisy
Brassicae: all kinds of cabbage, brassicaceous plants
Cardamine pratense: lady's smock, cuckoo flower
Carica papaya: papaya
Cheiranthus cheiri: wallflower
Cucumis sativus: cucumber
Cucurbita Pepo: pumpkin, gourd
Curcuma longa: turmeric
Galium aparine: galium, cleavers, goose grass
Hieracium pilosella: hawkweed, mouse-ear
Hyssopus officinalis: hyssop
Iris florentina: Florentine iris (with Saturn)
Iris germanica: German iris (with Saturn), dark blue flowers
Iris pallida: pale iris (with Saturn), pale blue flowers
Lactuca sativa: cabbage-lettuce
Lenticula palustris: duckweed
Ligustrum vulgare: privet
Lilium album: white lily
Lysimachia nummularia: moneywort
Myristica fragrans: nutmeg
Nasturtium officinale: watercress
Nymphaea alba: water lily
Papa ver rhoeas: corn poppy (with Saturn)
Papaver somnifrruni: opium poppy (with Saturn)
Ruta lunaria: moonwort
Salices: all kinds of willows
Saxifraga: saxifrage
Sedum acre: sharp stonecrop, wall-pepper
Sedum telephium: orpine
Stellaria media: chickweed
Telephium vulgare: sedum
Tilia: lime-tree (with Venus)
Trapa natans: water chestnut
Veronica officinalis: speedwell
Vinca minor: myrtle, periwinkle

Therapeutic effect of the lunar plants: many food plants, alternative,
cooling, moisturizing, enzymic, and promoting fermentation.

 

Daily Forecast for April 18th, 2014

Disseminating (waning /135-90 degrees)

April 18, 2014 — This is a tremendous time of transmutation. All of the prior elements are coming together for a final burst of creative output. You have seen a clear view of your own needs and the posture of significant others. Now the accumulation of that input is leading to a deep, core change within you. In this phase, you will naturally be inclined to seek higher guidance so that you can emerge from this transformation successfully. The Disseminating Moon favors sharing what you have learned (and are learning) with others.

 

Moon 6° Sagittarius squares Neptune 6° Pisces

Moon 13° Sagittarius trines Uranus 13° Aries

Moon 14° Sagittarius squares Venus 14° Pisces

Moon 15° Sagittarius sextiles Mars [in retrograde] 15° Libra

Moon in Sagittarius

Relationships & Friendships - "Liking Other People" ....

You will wake-up on Friday morning with a vibrant energy - it will make you feel both sensitive and moody - with a GOOD mood towards some people and BAD mood towards others. The Karmic Full Moon has defined WHO it wants in your life - based on WHO you are - today's Moon in Sagittarius ensures you are OPEN to the right ones and CLOSED to the wrong ones - it does this by creating GOOD and BAD feelings between you and them.

The truth is "they" are only negative to you - because karma has created reasons to have barriers of negativity - the question is WHY do you sense the negativity and WHY do you have a problem with some people - whereas others you're quite happy to connect with.

The truth is we all have karmic lessson to learn about "relationships" with other people - only when we like all people - accept all people - and define them for what they represent in our lives is when we have peace and harmony.

If we overstep destined boundaries in friendships and in our non-intimate relationships - if we take MORE than we GIVE - or if there's an improper balance in the relationships - then the relationship needs readjusting. Destiny is doing the readjustment by creating the right level of connection in all your relationships. The biggest surprise of the day - will come when someone GIVES you a HUGE boost of energy - this will make you attentive to your relationship with them - and value them as a truly good friend. And the same way they GIVE you a HUGE boost of energy - there are people in your life that you too - will want to GIVE them a HUGE boost of positive energy too.

 

Moon 6° Sagittarius squares Neptune 6° Pisces creates unpleasant negativity in your friendships - as you see the TRUTHFUL reality in your relationships - you will realize that "some" people are UNFAIR to you - they take from you far more than they give to you. Which will define you need "closure" to this unfair relationship.

Moon 13° Sagittarius trines Uranus 13° Aries unexpectedly and surprisingly - a good friend gives you HUGE boost of energy - for a good friend always knows when to choose the moments - and today's the moment - they will find a way to surprise you. It might be someone you know - but don't really know properly - who wants to become a better friend than they have been OR it might be a friend that wants to be more than a friend. Either way - it is the energy of GOOD SURPRISE in relationships.

Moon 14° Sagittarius squares Venus 14° Pisces creates the energy of "switch off" emotionally to someone you know - it makes you feel negative towards them - it gives you a BAD feeling - so LISTEN to your feelings - only you know who makes you feel BAD.

Moon 15° Sagittarius sextiles Mars [in retrograde] 15° Libra creates the connection through communication to someone from the "past" - it's a nice friendship - and someone whom you've forgotten about - but today - you'll be thinking of GOOD people from the "past" and want a reconnection to them - because deep-down you have a GOOD feeling about them.

Taurus Horoscope

 

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You're not too eager to jump into something new today even if you're feeling more confident about a recent decision. It isn't that you're worried about the uncertainties ahead; it's just that you have a better chance of achieving success if you take your time now and proceed slowly. Remember, there's no reason to stress out because of someone else's arbitrary schedule. Set a pace that works for you and then stick to it.

Gemini Horoscope

 

(May 21 – Jun 20)

People seem to have unrealistic expectations about what you might accomplish today, and you aren't interested in arguing with them. Nevertheless, you don't want to make yourself crazy by working extra hard when you know you can't meet an impossible deadline. Even if it is uncomfortable to address the real issue up front, everyone will feel relieved if you do. Don't turn your disclosure into a major drama; simply be honest and clearly tell others what you know you can deliver. Revealing your vulnerability is scary, but it will serve you well in the long run.

Cancer Horoscope

 

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You are often all too aware of your limitations, but may get so caught up in your eagerness to please today that you commit to more than you can possibly manage. Unfortunately, your good intentions aren't enough to power you through the day, especially if you're delayed by unforeseen obstacles. However, there's no reason to sell yourself short. Don't be too concerned about completing your tasks on time; it's better to strive for perfection now than to sacrifice quality by rushing your work.

Leo Horoscope

 

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your roar may be a bit muted today but, thankfully, no one seems to notice but you. Your coworkers see your positive attitude and unwavering commitment in action and they believe that you're rock solid even if that's not how you actually feel. However, it's not a smart strategy to talk about your insecurities now; there's no point in exposing your weaknesses unless you have no choice. You can improve your chances for success by keeping your feelings private for a few more days while you concentrate on giving the best performance of your life.

Virgo Horoscope

 

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may have a clear picture of where you want to go now, but cannot find a direct route that gets you there quickly. All the roads before you appear more circuitous than you prefer. Fortunately, whatever path you pick will probably straighten out once you are on your way. The best strategy might be to just head off in the most sensible direction without worrying if you are making the right choice. There are many ways to reach your destination; just don't forget to appreciate the scenery along the way.

Libra Horoscope

 

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your illusions intertwine with reality today, making it tricky to separate fact from fiction. Paradoxically, it might not matter which is which because your visions have the potential to become real if you believe in yourself. Putting too much faith in the analytical data sets up artificial limits that could end up preventing you from realizing your highest potential. Thankfully, a bit of magical thinking now can inspire you to manifest your dreams.

Scorpio Horoscope

 

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your emotions may settle down today, enabling you to concentrate on your backlog of work. But your newfound ability to remain objective doesn't necessarily mean that production will be a piece of cake. You have to work extra hard for everything you want to accomplish now. Although setting your goals unrealistically high motivates you to reach for the stars, you could grow discouraged and give up too soon. Remember, dreams are wishes your heart makes, so don't let the limiting thoughts of your head stand between you and success.

Sagittarius Horoscope

 

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You have the chance to catch up at work today if you roll up your sleeves and get busy. The Moon's monthly visit to your optimistic sign can be revitalizing while she harmonizes with brilliant Uranus and energetic Mars. As long as you stay in motion, you should be fine. Don't stop to think about what you're doing; just continue to do it. Normally, logic is an essential tool for making decisions; however, it only clutters your path with confusion now. Instead of wasting time justifying your choices, simply remember that actions speak louder than words.

Capricorn Horoscope

 

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be struggling between two mindsets today. You can see the advantage of initiating decisive action based on your ambitious plans. Your organizational skills come to the rescue, enabling you to make substantial progress now. However, you also understand the risk of doing too much too fast. Nothing positive comes from erecting a house on an unstable foundation, so take your time and make sure you build it right.

Aquarius Horoscope

 

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your friends and associates are eager to give you extra words of encouragement today. But you still need to maintain a healthy perspective on what you can finish or you could quickly burn yourself out in the process. Although positive feedback from your allies feels great, it might fill you with so much confidence that you take on one too many challenges. Proceed with caution; if it's a great idea, it will look even better tomorrow. In the meantime, let others know how much you appreciate their support.

Pisces Horoscope

 

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your compassion is normally one of your greatest strengths, but it could actually get in the way of your productivity today. Although the Moon's visit to your 10th House of Public Responsibility encourages you to nurture nearly everyone, this is an impossible task. Nevertheless, you might wear yourself out trying to help more people than you can. Creating healthy boundaries is a crucial step in your current efforts to positively impact those who need you the most. Keep in mind that there's a fine line between being a saint and being a martyr.

Today's Tarot:

The Chariot

Traditionally, the card usually entitled the Chariot points to a triumphal feeling of freedom, as if the charioteer is being paraded through the streets as a hero (or heroine). The card reflects congratulations for high achievement, and serves as a sign of empowerment. 

Huge wheels and frisky steeds speed the rate at which the driver's willpower can be realized. This kind of charge makes more of the world accessible to anyone ambitious enough to seize the Chariot's reins. But there is danger in this feeling of freedom, because of the increased rate of change and its power to magnify mistakes in judgment. As a seasoned warrior, the Charioteer is called upon to be extra attentive to the way ahead.

I Ching:

32: Endurance

Endurance is fostered when inner constancy is coupled with external flexibility. Long-distance runners must adapt readily to changing conditions, while maintaining an inner determination and strength of purpose. Two trees growing near each other adapt to enhance each other's survival. A strong image of durability is a stable marriage of intimate partners striking a dynamic balance between involvement in the outside world and nourishment in the home. 

True endurance is not based on rigidity, for endurance implies movement, not immobilization. Only by adapting to change can we stay in the race; but only by deepening our sense of purpose can we develop the fortitude to win it. 

Continuity is achieved through movement, not by keeping still. That which has ceased to grow is close to death. Stay active, but allow yourself time to stay in touch with your innermost thoughts and feelings.

Today's Rune:  [Nauthiz] Nauthiz: (N: Need.) Delays, restriction. Resistance leading to strength, innovation, need-fire (self-reliance). Distress, confusion, conflict, and the power of will to overcome them. Endurance, survival, determination. A time to exercise patience. Recognition of one's fate. Major self-initiated change. Face your fears. Nauthiz Reversed or Merkstave: Constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity. Necessity, extremity, want, deprivation, starvation, need, poverty, emotional hunger.

Spirit Animal Oracle:

That Which is Behind You
  Hummingbird 
Sorrow and worry have no place in your life today, as Hummingbird's message is one of absolute joy. Hummer's darting movements, flashes of brilliant reds and greens, and unmistakable whirr are all guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of even the most dour among us. If live has been difficult of late, know that joy is whirring your way. 

 

Your Current Place
  Bear 
Bear represents a time of reflection and stillness—a time of entering the inner cave of Self to contemplate life's challenges. Bear often appears during times of confusion and unrest—those unsettling moments when you turn to everyone you know for answers—everyone except yourself. Go within, ask the hard questions—then listen. 

 

That Which is before You
  Opossum 
You’ve heard the expression “playing possum”? It means to play dead and is derived from Opossum’s ability to act in whatever way the situation demands. If it’s practical to play dead, so be it; if it’s to Opossum’s advantage to be aggressive, watch out! Take your cue from this master actor today—and play the role that will serve you best. 

Today's Faery Oracle:

The Three Graces from the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle want you to celebrate and have fun today. No matter what is going on, throw a little party – even if its just for yourself!

The message on the card reads “cooperative ventures with friends, joy, sharing, new partnerships that are fun.”

The emphasis is on fun today. Ask yourself just how much fun can I have today? If you have a dull day ahead (for example, going to work, sitting through meetings or talking with boring people), challenge yourself to bring a spirit of mischief, joy and celebration to it.

Maybe this means you will wear something flashy, like a hot pink feather boa? Or perhaps you will send your friends pretty cards just because (and include a heartfelt note inside). Whatever you do, remember that the mundane, everyday life is worth celebrating.

~Elder Airwolf~

A Spell to Bind Evil

To use this spell you must be able to picture the evil you wish to bind within your mind. It is very important to be able to see strands or bonds or knots that hold it together. Those are what you are going to release slowly.


Do note that this spell can take a long time depending on the strength and complexity of the evil. You must imagine yourself undoing the knots or bonds and then say out loud as many times as needed:


“I bind this evil from doing harm
To those around us And itself
I bind it to be free But not harmful.”


You MUST do this slowly.
If you do it quickly and try to overwhelm the evil it could overwhelm you
or just manifest on it’s evil on the energy you are giving out.If you plan to do this spell please be very careful and know that it is very draining.

Spell Binder

SPELL BINDER

This is best used at the end of a spoken or written spell.
This adds a certain boost to the releasing of energy.
It also works best if you are wearing a Pentagram you have attuned to yourself.
Speak these word with all the fibers of your body while releasing the spell’s energy:

By the Pentagram I wear,
Water, Fire, Earth, and Air,
Ruled by Spirit as All should be
As I speak So Mote It Be!

Dark Scurrying

Eclipse, new moon and dark mirrors

 A new moon, which is a very good time for scrying- particularly using a dark mirror.
If you don't have a purpose-made dark scrying mirror, don't worry. You can use pretty much any black or very dark reflective surface. In the past I havescryed using a black crash helmet and the plastic lid of my Asus Eeenetbook .
The way to scry with a black or dark mirror is to dim the room lights, or have the room lit only by a single candle, and then gaze into the reflective surface.
Relax your gaze so that the scrying mirror is slightly out of focus. It can help to half close your eyelids. Then wait until you begin to see patterns and shapes in the blackness.
At this stage, just note what you see and don't try to interpret the images. When you feel you have scryed for long enough, turn up the lights and jot down what you saw. It is a good idea to have a notebook and pen close by for that purpose.
Then, take a little time to consider what the images might mean for you. If you are really stuck, it can help to consult books of fortune telling symbols. However, symbols mean different things to different people so it is better to try to interpret them using your own intuition.
After scrying - or doing any other magickal work - it is important to ground yourself, which means bring yourself back to your normal state of awareness. I think the best way to do this is to have a cup of tea and a biscuit.

The Magickal Mind


 (excerpts from Christopher Penczak's Inner Temple of Witchcraft) 


   Witches do magick, plain and simple. But defining what magick is can be much more difficult. One of the reasons why wordswitch and witchcraft have such a stigma attached to them is because people's inability to understand magick. Even practitioners disagree on the definition of magick because it is such a personal art. Some outside of the tradition think magick and spells are a way of claiming power over someone else, of controlling and harming. This misunderstanding leads to defining witchcraft as some form of evil. Although magick has been used with such intents, this is not the true purpose of magick. If anything, magick is learning to flow with the soul of nature. 
   One of the best definitions of magick I've learned is from the work of Aleister Crowley. Crowley defined magick as 'the science and art of causing change in conformity with will.'  Witches define magick as both an art and a science. Magick has basic rules and structure, like science. They are not moral codes, but conditions that allow magick to occur. As an art, magick also has a creative, individual component. As long as it conforms in some way to the 'scientific' laws of magick, you can vary it to your own individual tastes. "Causing change" are important words here. Magick is not speculation; it is actually making something occur. Lastly, "in comformity with will" means the change you are creating matches your intention. Makgick is learning to work with change, with the forces that create change, and to shape the outcome to match your intention. One definition of Wicca that you've probably already heard before is "to bend and shape." You are bending and shaping natural occurrences to fit your will. 
    A spell is a specific act of magick to cause a specific change. You can have one magickal ceremony and in it do several spells for different results. I think a good way to look at a spell is think of a spell like being prayer. In many mainstream traditions one prays to God for help, support, healing, or manifestation; in essence, to create change. A spell is a similar petition to the powers of the universe, but uses a different method to send the petition out into the Universe. ... To further the analogy between prayer and spells - in a Catholic tradition many people pray to various saints to fulfill an intention. Each saint has a different province or specialty. In witchcraft, different goddesses and gods are petitioned, each having a different realm of rulership in life. The choice of patron and the symbolism used in the ceremony make up the 'art' of spell casting. ...  Once something as arcane and secretive as a spell is defined as 'my tradition's way of saying a prayer,' much of the unknown is dispelled and we can build a dialogue with those who have difficulty accepting nature-based paths as valid religions. 


   Though you don't have to do magick to follow this spiritual path, such as training is part and parcel of becoming a witch. You do not have to actively cast spells to make the concepts behind their working a pary of your everyday life. One part of magick that is not focused on in many books and classes is that magick is any change caused by your will, including internal change. We tend to focus on external changes, manifestation in the physical world, as 'proof' that magick really works. We all need to see the results of our actions, but some of the most important, profound and healing magick comes through an internal change, a shift in perspective or consciousness. In that sense, if you choose this path of the witch, you may not necessarily be doing spells and rituals all the time, but you will undeniably be doing magick. Magick is a part of each breath we take and every action we make.