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~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~

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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.

Medicine Bag

Some call them medicine bags; others medicine pouches, charm bags, gri-gri, mojo bags or amulets. Whatever the name, these small (or not) pouches hold items the user finds symbolic in order to provide protection, prosperity, healing, love, etc.

For thousands of years, the medicine bag was worn or carried and contained any number of objects, from herbs, leaves, crystals, feathers, to fur and more. Native American shamans carried such bags to offer healing rituals to those in need. Others carried medicine bags that held items that meant something personal to the owner.  A farmer might have a medicine bag filled with seeds, herbs and stones to increase his harvest. Warriors carried one to protect them in battle.  

Some bags may only contain one item, such as in Morocco. Still others, such as a Brazilian patua, may contain roots in the shape of a hand, nestled in the leaves of rue, with garlic and cloves added. Africans may have their medicine bags made of metal, while others are constructed of animal skins, leather, or fabric.

Whatever the container, a medicine bag is essentially magic in a bag. Objects are collected, empowered and worn, carried or placed in the home for various reasons. And, since all things contain energy, it stands to reason that crystals be an important contribution to the medicine bag, as well as other natural items such as herbs, flowers and the like.

What crystals should you choose for your medicine bag? It depends on the desired outcome you wish to achieve. Of course, Clear Quartz crystal can be used since it is the ultimate, all-around wonder crystal.  You could also use a birthstone if you wish. There are endless possibilities here.

What else goes into your medicine bag? Along with your chosen crystal(s), you may want to add some herbs, flowers or whatnot to go into your bag for that added little boost. Below is a list of common issues, their corresponding crystals and herbs to give you a bit of guidance. The listings are by no means exhaustive, and you can choose whichever stones, herbs or plants feel right to you.

Prosperity – Crystals: Citrine, Malachite, Green Aventurine, Jade, Tigers Eye, Peridot. Herbs, flowers: Mint, Cloves, Cinnamon stick, Cinquefoil, Bergamot, Oak leaves.
Healing – Crystals: Bloodstone, Amber, Agate, Amethyst, Hematite, Azurite, Jasper, Carnelian, Calcite, Diamond,Turquoise, Sunstone, Sodalite.  Herbs, flowers: Chamomile, Sage, Feverfew, Yarrow.
Protection – Crystals: Apache Tear, Obsidian, Jet, Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Malachite, Topaz, Garnet, Turquoise. Herbs, flowers: Pansy, Thyme, Morning Glory, Ivy, Lobelia.
Love – Crystals: Rose Quartz, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl, Moonstone, Rhodocrosite, Pink Tourmaline. Herbs, flowers: Apple (seeds can be used), Rose petals, Violet, Feverfew.
Creativity – Crystals: Iolite, Agate, Green Aventurine, Amazonite, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Chalcedony, Pietersite. Herbs, flowers: Dill, Fennel, Fern, Lavender, Mint, Marjoram, Parsley.

Of course, you can make a medicine bag to suit whatever issue you like. It can be as simple or complex as you wish.

Making a medicine bag

A medicine bag can be bought, such as an organza bag used for wedding tokens, or a tarot card bag or any other little bag you wish. If you really want to get creative, you can make your own. A simple one can be made out of a square piece of fabric (size is up to you, but 4” x 4” is just enough to fit in a purse, pocket or hung around the neck), tied with a ribbon of your choosing. You could sew one by machine sewing two squares, right sides together and leaving the fourth side open. Turn right side out, insert your objects, and sew the opening shut. Sew on a piece of ribbon for hanging.

What do I do now?

Now that you have your medicine bag, you are ready to empower it. This is just simply sitting quietly and stating your intention while holding your bag. Place the bag in your home, where it may do its job, such as near your checkbook or purse for prosperity; near your computer for creativity (or kitchen for creative cooking), under your pillow for love, etc. A medicine bag may also be worn or carried with you. Place one in your car for protection if you travel often. Hang one on your front doorknob to keep your home protected.  The medicine bag will lose its power after about a month, so if it is still needed, remove the crystals and cleanse them, as well as replacing any herbs or flowers. If the bag has done its job, remove the objects, cleanse the crystals and return the natural elements back to nature.

It all boils down to what feels right to you. A feather you pick up on a walk could be put in a medicine bag; a small pebble or stone; perhaps corresponding crystals of you and your spouse or partner may aid in a better relationship. Use your imagination, state your intention, and have fun with it! 

 

BLYSSFUL WODEN'S DAY LEGIONNAIRES & PAGANS

Greetings Pagans!

Well as a Native & Pagan turkey day for me hold a bad tast in my mouth, so I'm rolling right ahead onto the Winter Solstice & Yule.

The Winter Solstice
Every year the Sun traces out a circular path in a west-to-east direction relative to the stars (this is in addition to the apparent daily east-to-west rotation of the celestial sphere around the Earth). The two points at which the ecliptic and the equatorial plane intersect, known as the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, and the two points of the ecliptic farthest north and south from the equatorial plane, known as the summer and winter solstices, divide the ecliptic into four equal parts. These cycles were familiar to Greek astronomers, but it wasn't until Hipparchus that a method of using the observed dates of two equinoxes and a solstice to calculate the size and direction of the displacement of the Sun’s orbit was established. Hipparchus (190BC – 120BC) was a Greek Astronomer and Mathematician. His writings on this subject tell us that the Solstice was a known event not just in his time, but before his time as well.

The winter solstice occurs on December 21 and marks the beginning of winter (this is the shortest day of the year). The Winter Solstice has been recognized and celebrated for eons by ancient people around the globe.

The Newgrange burial mound in Ireland's County Meath is surrounded by megalithic stones set in what archeologists believe to be astronomical position to the Winter Solstice. The Stone Age monument dates to around 3200 B.C., making it 500 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and a thousand years older than England's Stonehenge.

Stonehenge itself has long been associated with the solstice and equinox cycles. Once again, there is evidence of ancient people recognizing these times of the year not just from an astronomical perspective, but in terms of spiritual reverence as well.

No one is really sure when the first festival or ritual celebration for this time of the year occurred. But we do know that it has long been recognized and honored in some of the worlds most reverent monuments. It would be silly to think that a point in time so important to ancient people would not have been celebrated or honored until the 7th century AD. So with starting with that let's move on to some of the Yule celebrations, and to embrace some of that the Legion is offering two of our minis classes, Candle & Faery Magick. Both classes are only four weeks long doing a crash course on these subjects, but we do intend to embrace the Yule aspect in each with a craft project. For more information please read below and we hope to see you there during the Yule Tidings.

Welcome to the Legion of Pagans Winter Solstice Mini Classes Registration!

The Legion will be offering two mini classes starting December 1st for four weeks.

There is a Candle Magic Class~(Instructor~Elder Airwolf)

And a Faery Magick Class~(Instructor~Falling Star)

Descriptions for each class follows below, so hurry and get in on the warm Yule Season fun with a mini class from the Legion of Pagans!

*******Winter Solstice Mini Classes*******

Mini Candle Magick Class

)O(~~~LoP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth

and sets the mood.
Candles have been associated with myth,
lore, superstition, spells and been long used
for divination's and rituals, to intensify the 
energies while performing magickal work.
Each color of the candles represents a 
specific intent and combined with a spell,
will bring forth strength within our magick.
By using the proper candle color,
engraving a small symbol onto a candle or
by adding herbs and essential oils, 
we create candle magick and when we 
are using our special prepared candles 
with our spells and rituals, we are adding 
extra strength and energy to our magickal 
work.
In this Class you will learn to incorporate 
candle magick into your everyday magick. 


~~~All mini classes cost $40.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON:( NOVEMBER 10TH~30TH)

(REGISTER THROUGH legionofpagans12@gmail.com) 

Make your donation to the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab

located in the green toolbar.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com to complete your class registration enrollment.

~~~ MATERIAL NEEDED ~~~


BOOK: Exploring Candle Magick by Patricia Telesco

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.
It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week,depending
on each students progress,we want to make sure every student fully 
understands each weekly reading assignment,before we move on to the
next chapter in class. 

Course Outline was created by the
Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Copyright © Elder Airwolf

)O( Faery Magick )O(

We will be exploring "The Ancient Art of Faery Magick by D. J. Conway."

In this four week class we will be discovering the magick within the faery realms of the Fae looking as all the different types of faeries and their worlds. We will see how they help us in ours and learn how to make friends with your faery friends. We will also be doing a faery project. 

Class completions receive certificates of completion from the:

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Institution of Magick

Elder Airwolf~Founder/Owner

Chickweed Poultice

 

*Apply the fresh herb, washed, directly onto sores, closed eyes, wounds.

 

or *Cook the greens and stalks, especially when using older plants or treating deeply; cool somewhat before applying.

 

or *Simmer chickweed in half water, half vinegar for about five minutes, cool and apply.

 

Then Cover chickweed with a cotton towel or a thin layer of clay, and poultice for five minutes to three hours. Replace when poultice feels hot to the touch and oozes. (Yes, hot! Though most poultices are applied warm and removed when they cool, chickweed poultices actually heat up as they draw out infection and heat.)

 

Relief often begins within a few hours of the initial application, with pain and swelling diminishing steadily as treatments continue.

 

Poultices used on infections, such as pinkeye, must be thrown away after use. Poultices used on cleanwounds and unbroken skin can be reused several times if chickweed is in short supply.

 

 

Chickweed Eye Lotion


4 oz/125ml distilled water
4 oz/125ml witch hazel
1 Tbs/15ml chickweed tincture

 

Combine all ingredients in a clean plastic dispenser-top

bottle. Use pre-pared witch hazel from drugstore. Shake well.

To use: Wet a cloth or cotton ball with lotion and apply to closed eyes for 3 minutes. Discontinue if eyes are sensitive.

 

*Apply the fresh herb, washed, directly onto sores, closed eyes, wounds.

 

or *Cook the greens and stalks, especially when using older plants or treating deeply; cool somewhat before applying.

 

or *Simmer chickweed in half water, half vinegar for about five minutes, cool and apply.

 

Then Cover chickweed with a cotton towel or a thin layer of clay, and poultice for five minutes to three hours. Replace when poultice feels hot to the touch and oozes. (Yes, hot! Though most poultices are applied warm and removed when they cool, chickweed poultices actually heat up as they draw out infection and heat.)

 

Relief often begins within a few hours of the initial application, with pain and swelling diminishing steadily as treatments continue.

 

Poultices used on infections, such as pinkeye, must be thrown away after use. Poultices used on cleanwounds and unbroken skin can be reused several times if chickweed is in short supply.

 

 

Chickweed Eye Lotion


4 oz/125ml distilled water
4 oz/125ml witch hazel
1 Tbs/15ml chickweed tincture

 

Combine all ingredients in a clean plastic dispenser-top

bottle. Use pre-pared witch hazel from drugstore. Shake well.

To use: Wet a cloth or cotton ball with lotion and apply to closed eyes for 3 minutes. Discontinue if eyes are sensitive.

Potions & Substitutions

Whether you are just starting out in the Craft or an older Practitioner, you either know or will know, that herbs are must for any witch. A herb is a staple in any witch’s kitchen. From an every day herb to an exotic herb, a witch can make so many things with just that one little plant. Everything from a potion to a every day bar of soap that is enjoyed by the entire family. But, what if you don’t have that herb available or you forgot it on your last trip to the store, what then? Perhaps there is a substitute that can be used for that herb. Do you know that substitution right off hand? I admit there are so many herbs, it is hard to keep them all straight in your head.

When in doubt, we have provided you with this handy chart that you can refer to at anytime. There will be no more doubt about substituting this herb for that herb.

Herbal Substitutes

Here are four of the most commonly used substitutions

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* Rosemary can be used in place of any other herb

* Rose can be used in place of any flower

* Frankincense or Copal can be used in place of any Gum Resin

* Sage can substitute for any mint.

* Tobacco can be used in place of any poisonous herb

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Herb needed – Herbal Substitution 

ACACIA-Gum Arabic

ACACIA, GUM-Gum Arabic

ACONITE-Tobacco

ARABIC, GUM-Frankincense; Gum Mastic

ALLSPICE – Cassia, Cinnamon, Cloves, Mace and Nutmeg

AMMONIAC GUM-Asafetida

ASAFOETIDA-Tobacco; Valerian

BALM OF GILEAD-Rose Buds; Gum Mastic

BELLADONNA-Tobacco

BENZOIN-Gum Arabic; Gum Mastic

CAMPHOR OIL-Eucalyptus Oil; Lavender Oil

CARNATION-Rose petals anointed with a few drops of Cinnamon Oil

CASSIA-Cinnamon

CASTOR BEANS-A few drops Castor Oil

CEDAR-Sandalwood

CINQUEFOIL-Clover; Trefoil

CITRON-Equal parts Orange Peel and Lemon Peel

CLOVE-Mace; Nutmeg

CLOVER-Cinquefoil

COPAL-Frankincense; Cedar

COWBANE-Tobacco

CYPRESS-Juniper; Pine Needles

DEERS TONGUE-Tonka Bean; Woodruff; Vanilla

DITTANY OF CRETE-Gum Mastic

DRAGON’S BLOOD-Equal parts Frankincense and Red Sandalwood

EUCALYPTUS OIL-Camphor Oil; Lavender Oil

EUPHORBIUM-Tobacco

FRANKINCENSE-Copal; Pine Resin

GALANGAL-Ginger Root

GRAINS OF PARADISE-Black Pepper

GUM AMMONIAC-Asafetida

GUM BDELLIUM-Copal; Pine Resin; Dragon’s Blood

HELLEBORE-Tobacco; Nettle

HEMLOCK-Tobacco

HEMP-Nutmeg; Damiana; Star Anise; Bay

HENBANE-Tobacco

HYSSOP-Lavender

IVY-Cinquefoil

JASMINE-Rose

JUNIPER-Pine

LAVENDER-Rose

LEMON GRASS-Lemon Peel

LEMON PEEL-Lemon Peel

LEMON VERBENA-Lemon Grass; Lemon Peel

MACE-Nutmeg

MANDRAKE-Tobacco

MASTIC, GUM-Gum Arabic; Frankincense

MINT-Sage

MISTLETOE-Mint; Sage

MUGWORT-Wormwood

NEROLI OIL-Orange Oil

NIGHTSHADE-Tobacco

NUTMEG-Mace; Cinnamon

OAKMOSS-Patchouli

ORANGE-Tangerine Peel

ORANGE FLOWERS-Orange Peel

PATCHOULI-Oak moss

PEPPERMINT-Spearmint

PEPPERWORT-Rue; Grains of Paradise; Black Pepper

PINE-Juniper

PINE RESIN-Frankincense; Copal

RED SANDALWOOD-Sandalwood mixed with a pinch of Dragon’s Blood

ROSE-Yarrow

ROSE GERANIUM-Rose

RUE-Rosemary mixed with a pinch of Black Pepper

SAFFRON-Orange Peel

SANDALWOOD-Cedar

SARSPARILLA-Sassafras

SASSAFRASS-Sarsaparilla

SPEARMINT-Peppermint

SULFER-Tobacco; Club Moss; Asafetida

THYME-Rosemary

TOBACCO-Bay

TONKA BEAN-Deer tongue; Woodruff; Vanilla Bean

TREFOIL-Cinquefoil

VALERIAN-Asafetida

VANILLA-Woodruff; Deer tongue; Tonka Bean

VETIVERT-Calamus

WOLFSBANE-Tobacco

WOOD ALOE-Sandalwood sprinkled with Ambergris Oil

WOODRUFF-Deer tongue; Vanilla

WORMWOOD-Mugwort

YARROW-Rose

YEW-Tobacco


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Essential Oil Substitutes

 

Bergamot Substitute — Grapefruit

Cajuput Substitute — Camphor (White)

Chamomile Substitute — Lavender

Clary Sage Substitute Equal Parts — Sage, Nutmeg

Cypress Substitute — Cedarwood

Grapefruit Substitute — Lemon

Jasmine Substitute — Ylang Ylang

Lime Substitute — Lemon

Lemon Substitute — Lime

Lemongrass Substitute — Lemon

Mandarin Substitute — Tangerine

Mandarin Substitute — Orange

Melissa Substitute Equal Parts — Lemon, Petitgrain

Melissa Substitute — Lemon

Neroli Substitute — Petitgrain

Orange Substitute — Tangerine

Patchouli Substitute — Vetiver

Rose Substitute — Rosewood

Rose Substitute — Geranium

Rosewood Substitute Equal Parts — Geranium, Cedarwood

Sandalwood Substitute Equal Parts — Benzoin, Cedarwood

Spearmint Substitute — Peppermint

Tangerine Substitute — Orange

Tea Tree Substitute Equal Parts — Lavender, Camphor (White)

 

Source:

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
by Valerie Ann Worwood.
 
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The Baneful Herbs

All these herbs are considered very poisonous. It is advised that you avoid contact with them at all costs.

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Yew

Wormwood

Wolfsbane

Henbane

Tonka

Tansy

Poppy

Pennyroyal

Mistletoe

May apple

Mandrake

High john the conqueror

Morning glory

Hemlock

Foxglove

Elder

Deer tongue

Datura

Yew

Calamus

Broom

Nightshade,aka belladonna, monkshood

Goddess Prayer

Prayer to the Goddess

Mother sublime and supernal,
again and again You pour out
upon me Your bounty.
With each turn of the season You
vouchsafe to me some gift
without which I would be left wanting.
My spirit gropes feebly toward Your brightness;
You instruct my desire, asI
am but a child. reaching for her Mother.
Always You hold out Your hand to steady me
and rejoice my growth and understanding.
World-Mother of us all
to You I offer gratitude and praise.

—The Book Of Hours: Prayers to the Goddess
By Galen Gillotte

Daily Forecast for November 10th, 2014

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, November 10th

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Avoidance tactics won’t work today as previously hidden emotions seem to come out of nowhere when your ruling planet Mars aligns with penetrating Pluto. Anger springs forth from the depths of your subconscious mind; it’s yours and it’s wise to own it. Share your hurts so that negativity doesn’t turn into resentment. Bringing everything out into the light now gives everyone a chance to process their feelings in a healthy manner and move on.

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You might accidentally say something that upsets a friend today. Unfortunately, your good intentions may not be enough to get you through this tricky intersection. Reach into your heart and find a way to express your true feelings, no matter how deeply they are buried. Watch your natural tendency to be stubborn, for inflexibility won’t help when it comes to love. Even if you believe you already know the truth, engaging in an honest dialogue widens your perspective and deepens your compassion.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Although you may gingerly dance around a delicate situation, a friend might still present you with a complex emotional problem today. It is unlikely that the tension will settle back down until you face the music. It’s easier to roll with the incoming waves of unrelenting intensity when you remember that you’ll be feeling more comfortable in just a few days. Don’t withdraw by changing the subject since you can learn a lot about yourself from others at this time. Whether you like it or not, the way out is the way through.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Relationships can be a source of major concern now, yet sharing your heart could earn you extra karmic points along with the rewards of intimacy. However, opening up emotionally is not an easy process since you naturally prefer to protect your sensitive feelings from being exposed. Revealing your vulnerability to someone you love today is the first step on the road to healing.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Your presentation may be so flamboyant now that it gets in the way of your best intentions. Others might not have the fortitude to stand up to your emotional onslaught today, allowing you to steamroll over their objections. Even if it’s your fate to be victorious in a hard-fought battle, you could be the long-term loser unless you also honor what others are feeling. Listen closely to the feedback you receive so you can establish common goals that allow everyone to play a part in the unfolding story.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You are on a wild emotional ride now as you feel irrepressible passion one moment and then cool detachment the next. These extreme feelings might be quite upsetting to your rational thinking; it’s important to gain enough perspective on the current dynamics so you don’t go too far over the edge today. Staying centered is the best way you can respond to the oncoming changes.

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You might be facing a power struggle in your immediate environment that involves coworkers or family members. The drama begins harmlessly enough, but by the time you realize what’s happening, someone is already making their move. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, relinquishing control today could benefit you in the long run. Don’t take on any battles that you cannot win now; you’ll get your chance soon enough to even the score.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You may be ready to turn on your nuclear-powered love light today. Or, your emotional radioactivity could prompt you to head for the isolation ward. Your two key planets, Pluto and Mars, are more than eager to pick a fight. Although you are no stranger to strong feelings, these two planets come together now to teach you another lesson about intensity. No matter what happens, take the high road and shine your love for all to see.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Your emotional reserve is deep now, empowering you to reach into the dark and explore the mysterious realms of your heart. Today’s alignment of hot-headed Mars and cold-blooded Pluto in your 2nd House of Self-Esteem forces you to recognize that there’s more to life than blind optimism. Even if you’re frightened of what you don’t understand, remember that the unknown can transform into an important ally as your awareness grows.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You display your battle scars with great pride now as the Mars-Pluto conjunction rattles your 1st House of Personality. You want everyone to know what you have endured to survive and what it takes to thrive in your world. But others are not eager to look at your old emotional wounds — and rightly so. Go ahead and clear the air today, but then be ready to move on. Live fully in the present moment, rather than dwelling on the past.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Social interactions are a source of unavoidable intensity today. Although you learn a lot from conversations with friends, there could be a severe price to pay for the knowledge. You may be required to set aside your personal agenda now just to be a part of the group. Be careful not to hold on to any petty annoyances or past regrets. It’s up to you to let go of whatever stands between you and your happiness.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Someone’s power play might sweep you up in a volatile melodrama today. However, you could come out a big winner if your intentions are for the higher good of all. Keep the well-being of your friends and family as your top priority. You will move mountains on your way to great success if you stay in touch with your heart.

Today's Tarot~Knave of Wands

The Knave of Wands card suggests that you might be inspired by a fresh perspective, animal attraction or new romance. You may be in the mood to try anything once, explore passions, shake up old routines or play the field, but a tendency toward impatience or getting caught up in the moment could confuse spontaneity with premature, indiscriminate or foolhardy acts. A sense of liberation, confidence or anticipation can put a spring in your step or have you singing silly love songs.

Viking Rune~Jera

Jera denotes positive, recurring cycles, fertility and a time to harvest rewards from your hard work.

jera : year, harvest
Phonetic equivalent: y (but may be used in place of ‘j’)

DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
change, cycle turning, reward, motion, productivity, inevitable development
MAGICAL USES:
to bring change; for fertility and growth
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Sif, Thor, Freyr, Granni
ANALYSIS:
In this modern age of central heating and oranges in February, it is difficult to imagine the close ties that people once had with the cycles of the year, particularly in the more Northern climes. The changing seasons affected not only the weather, but also the day to day activities and even the diets of ancient peoples. Constant change was the norm, and the object was to become attuned with those changes, not to fight against them. An ancient farmer (or even some modern ones) wouldn’t need to look at a calendar to tell him when to plant, or read a weather forecast to know when the snows were coming. The changing seasons were a part of his blood and bones, and his very existence depended on adapting to change.Jera follows isa just as spring follows winter. The frozen stagnancy of ice is broken by the turning of the wheel, and things are once again moving along as they should. In fact, we have now broken out of the entire set ‘negative’ runes with which we began this aett. This has been accomplished not by fighting to escape the ice or railing against the unfairness of fate, but by learning from those experiences and simply waiting for the inevitable thaw. Jera is the communion wine – the product of the joining of opposites bringing life. Storms may come and go, but the sun is always there and life is generally pretty good. Enjoy it while you can.

Witches Rune~The Moon

Keywords: Change.

Meanings: The “x” marks represent the four main phases of the moon and so you can expect changes to happen within the next 28 days. This is a particularly feminine stone and often appears in response to questions about women’s issues. The Moon rune is a messenger. It is telling you to be aware that major changes are coming to your life. Consult the runes closest to it to determine whether those changes are negative or positive.

[Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, November 10th Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19) Avoidance tactics won’t work today as previously hidden emotions seem to come out of nowhere when your ruling planet Mars aligns with penetrating Pluto. Anger springs forth from the depths of your subconscious mind; it’s yours and it’s wise to own it. Share your hurts so that negativity doesn’t turn into resentment. Bringing everything out into the light now gives everyone a chance to process their feelings in a healthy manner and move on. Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20) You might accidentally say something that upsets a friend today. Unfortunately, your good intentions may not be enough to get you through this tricky intersection. Reach into your heart and find a way to express your true feelings, no matter how deeply they are buried. Watch your natural tendency to be stubborn, for inflexibility won’t help when it comes to love. Even if you believe you already know the truth, engaging in an honest dialogue widens your perspective and deepens your compassion. Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20) Although you may gingerly dance around a delicate situation, a friend might still present you with a complex emotional problem today. It is unlikely that the tension will settle back down until you face the music. It’s easier to roll with the incoming waves of unrelenting intensity when you remember that you’ll be feeling more comfortable in just a few days. Don’t withdraw by changing the subject since you can learn a lot about yourself from others at this time. Whether you like it or not, the way out is the way through. Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Relationships can be a source of major concern now, yet sharing your heart could earn you extra karmic points along with the rewards of intimacy. However, opening up emotionally is not an easy process since you naturally prefer to protect your sensitive feelings from being exposed. Revealing your vulnerability to someone you love today is the first step on the road to healing. Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22) Your presentation may be so flamboyant now that it gets in the way of your best intentions. Others might not have the fortitude to stand up to your emotional onslaught today, allowing you to steamroll over their objections. Even if it’s your fate to be victorious in a hard-fought battle, you could be the long-term loser unless you also honor what others are feeling. Listen closely to the feedback you receive so you can establish common goals that allow everyone to play a part in the unfolding story. Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22) You are on a wild emotional ride now as you feel irrepressible passion one moment and then cool detachment the next. These extreme feelings might be quite upsetting to your rational thinking; it’s important to gain enough perspective on the current dynamics so you don’t go too far over the edge today. Staying centered is the best way you can respond to the oncoming changes. Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22) You might be facing a power struggle in your immediate environment that involves coworkers or family members. The drama begins harmlessly enough, but by the time you realize what’s happening, someone is already making their move. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, relinquishing control today could benefit you in the long run. Don’t take on any battles that you cannot win now; you’ll get your chance soon enough to even the score. Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21) You may be ready to turn on your nuclear-powered love light today. Or, your emotional radioactivity could prompt you to head for the isolation ward. Your two key planets, Pluto and Mars, are more than eager to pick a fight. Although you are no stranger to strong feelings, these two planets come together now to teach you another lesson about intensity. No matter what happens, take the high road and shine your love for all to see. Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Your emotional reserve is deep now, empowering you to reach into the dark and explore the mysterious realms of your heart. Today’s alignment of hot-headed Mars and cold-blooded Pluto in your 2nd House of Self-Esteem forces you to recognize that there’s more to life than blind optimism. Even if you’re frightened of what you don’t understand, remember that the unknown can transform into an important ally as your awareness grows. Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19) You display your battle scars with great pride now as the Mars-Pluto conjunction rattles your 1st House of Personality. You want everyone to know what you have endured to survive and what it takes to thrive in your world. But others are not eager to look at your old emotional wounds — and rightly so. Go ahead and clear the air today, but then be ready to move on. Live fully in the present moment, rather than dwelling on the past. Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Social interactions are a source of unavoidable intensity today. Although you learn a lot from conversations with friends, there could be a severe price to pay for the knowledge. You may be required to set aside your personal agenda now just to be a part of the group. Be careful not to hold on to any petty annoyances or past regrets. It’s up to you to let go of whatever stands between you and your happiness. Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Someone’s power play might sweep you up in a volatile melodrama today. However, you could come out a big winner if your intentions are for the higher good of all. Keep the well-being of your friends and family as your top priority. You will move mountains on your way to great success if you stay in touch with your heart. Today's Tarot~Knave of Wands The Knave of Wands card suggests that you might be inspired by a fresh perspective, animal attraction or new romance. You may be in the mood to try anything once, explore passions, shake up old routines or play the field, but a tendency toward impatience or getting caught up in the moment could confuse spontaneity with premature, indiscriminate or foolhardy acts. A sense of liberation, confidence or anticipation can put a spring in your step or have you singing silly love songs. Viking Rune~Jera Jera denotes positive, recurring cycles, fertility and a time to harvest rewards from your hard work. jera : year, harvest Phonetic equivalent: y (but may be used in place of ‘j’) DIVINATORY MEANINGS: change, cycle turning, reward, motion, productivity, inevitable development MAGICAL USES: to bring change; for fertility and growth ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Sif, Thor, Freyr, Granni ANALYSIS: In this modern age of central heating and oranges in February, it is difficult to imagine the close ties that people once had with the cycles of the year, particularly in the more Northern climes. The changing seasons affected not only the weather, but also the day to day activities and even the diets of ancient peoples. Constant change was the norm, and the object was to become attuned with those changes, not to fight against them. An ancient farmer (or even some modern ones) wouldn’t need to look at a calendar to tell him when to plant, or read a weather forecast to know when the snows were coming. The changing seasons were a part of his blood and bones, and his very existence depended on adapting to change.Jera follows isa just as spring follows winter. The frozen stagnancy of ice is broken by the turning of the wheel, and things are once again moving along as they should. In fact, we have now broken out of the entire set ‘negative’ runes with which we began this aett. This has been accomplished not by fighting to escape the ice or railing against the unfairness of fate, but by learning from those experiences and simply waiting for the inevitable thaw. Jera is the communion wine – the product of the joining of opposites bringing life. Storms may come and go, but the sun is always there and life is generally pretty good. Enjoy it while you can. Witches Rune~The Moon Keywords: Change. Meanings: The “x” marks represent the four main phases of the moon and so you can expect changes to happen within the next 28 days. This is a particularly feminine stone and often appears in response to questions about women’s issues. The Moon rune is a messenger. It is telling you to be aware that major changes are coming to your life. Consult the runes closest to it to determine whether those changes are negative or positive.

Menu Toolbar Update

The Legions menu toolbar is designed with several functions. The first thing any member need to know is how to get to where the want to go, and that all starts with the toolbar menu. Just like any other device one has to become familiar with the tools to be able to access the applications; same here.

Most all our leading items in the menu toolbar have a main front and the dropdown sub-category links & directions. From those sub-category dropdown links once clicked opens another room with more choices and so on. Each on is labled as user friendly as possible to help you get to where you want to go in my website.

Our documents library is one of the largest you will find in any social website school out there. We house over 10,000 documents, videos, music, and links currently and increasing daily. Again the library has categories and sub-categories from thoses. With all websites there are some limitations, unfortunately we do not live in a perfect world so we compensate. 

For instance, our group room walls have a limitastion on the amount of characters in one post of 255; that is a letter, coma, or period mark. So to overcome this shortage we have a forum attached to each group with several options to fo back and fourth from forum and streaming, this way if you want to have a long group convo start it in a topic in the group forum.

Another aspect of having so much storage space for documents limits some of the bells & whistles other sites might have like personal music. Well we have compensated for that too with our "music radio" link in the menu toolbar. There you can choose a radio station and you will be directed to that link and make youe selection. This way you can enjoy music while browsing, reading, socializing, or doing class.

I do encourage everyone to read through the "instructions & informations" tab in the toolbar menu to real up on all the ways to make your experience her a pleasent one and not a frustrating one. I also encourage everyone to read the "DAILY GREETINGS" everyday for updates, announcements, and events in the Legion. In that menu tab are some dopdowns for the astrological daily readings and horoscopes.

Finally if all else fails, message me or one of my staff and we will assist you as soon as we can.

Be Blessed today and everyday Legionnaires!

~Elder Airwolf~

In the Stars~Nov 10th, 2014

Blyssful Moon's Day Stargazers~

Monday 10th November 2014
Moon enters Cancer 8:30am UK - 9:30am Europe - 2pm India
7:30pm Sydney, Australia - 3:30am USA EST
Moon 1° Cancer trines Mercury 1° Scorpio
Moon 4° Cancer trines Neptune [in retrograde] 4° Pisces

Monday 10th November 2014 - Moon enters Cancer
Moon arrives Home - Stability and Harmony for "most" ...
If you're doing what you should be doing and being truthful with yourself - then the Taurus Full Moon has succeeded to accomplish it's purpose - but if you've avoided listening and continued to deceive yourself - then Moon in Cancer will bother you - as it will feel like you've arrived "home" - but a stranger is living in your "home" - so you've got the job of getting that specific wrong thing out of your life.

10th November: Mercury - "out of shadow" of retrograde at 2°18' Scorpio
10th November: Pluto the ruler of Scorpio will be at 11°35' Capricorn - "out of shadow" of the year "April 2013"
10th November: Mars 11°36 Capricorn conjunct Pluto 11°36' Capricorn

The best astrological facets of the day - are deep - because they define the "past" is dead, finished and no longer alive - now the beginning is beginning - although for those of you - who are affected by Neptune retrograde - you will need to wait 16th November 2014 - when Neptune goes direct. Even so - even you - will have the past defined as dead today - because the future is beginning - but until 16th November - your mind will deceive you to believe that the "past" is still alive - even though it isn't!

As explained - life is about change - and a series of ongoing decisions you make - but you can only make the right decisions for the next phase of your life - when you either LET-GO of the "past" or life has forced you to LET-GO of the "past" - ensuring you're forced to become pro-active.
During Moon in Cancer - especially because of Pluto, Mercury & Mars you're going to be moving your life forward - and thankfully - you'll do it because you'll get the correct precise feelings to guide you to do it - whilst you'll get the intuition to avoid everything that's unsuccessful for you.

Due to Mars 11°36 Capricorn conjunct Pluto 11°36' Capricorn - and as both planets will OPPOSE Moon in Cancer on Monday night / Tuesday morning - you'll get 100% clarity on something specific, karmic and destined for you. You'll see a TRUTH like never before - this will be due to the Mars-Pluto conjunction which happens only once every two years - as the Moon in Cancer - will ensure you feel it strongly. All you need to do is be HONEST with yourself and listen to your emotions - that's when you'll do what "life" will be guiding you to do.

I should add - that astrologically speaking - it's not just due to the Mars-Pluto conjunction - but the fact that Saturn 25° Scorpio and during the next few weeks Saturn 25° => 29° Scorpio will be preparing you for Saturn entering Sagittarius - hence all the destined things that need to happen - will be happening to prepare you for your future. So if you think "life" can stay the same and "life" will stay the same - you're fooling yourselves !

~Elder Airwolf~

BLYSSFUL MOON'S DAY PAGANS!

Legion of Pagans Winter Solstice Mini Class Registration

Welcome to the Legion of Pagans Winter Solstice Mini Classes Registration!

The Legion will be offering two mini classes starting December 1st for four weeks.

There is a Candle Magic Class~(Instructor~Elder Airwolf)

And a Faery Magick Class~(Instructor~Falling Star)

Discriptions for each class follows below, so hurry and get in on the warm Yule Season fun with a mini class from the Legion of Pagans!

 

Mini Candle Magick Class

)O(~~~LoP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth

and sets the mood.
Candles have been associated with myth,
lore, superstition, spells and been long used
for divination's and rituals, to intensify the 
energies while performing magickal work.
Each color of the candles represents a 
specific intent and combined with a spell,
will bring forth strength within our magick.
By using the proper candle color,
engraving a small symbol onto a candle or
by adding herbs and essential oils, 
we create candle magick and when we 
are using our special prepared candles 
with our spells and rituals, we are adding 
extra strength and energy to our magickal 
work.
In this Class you will learn to incorporate 
candle magick into your every day magick.   
 

~~~All mini classes cost $40.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON:( NOVEMBER 10TH~30TH)

(REGISTER THROUGH legionofpagans12@gmail.com) 

Make your donation to the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab

located in the green toolbar.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com to complete your class registration enrollment.

~~~ MATERIAL NEEDED ~~~
 

BOOK: Exploring Candle Magick by Patricia Telesco

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.
It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week,depending
on each students progress,we want to make sure every student fully 
understands each weekly reading assignment,before we move on to the
next chapter in class. 


Course Outline was created by the
Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Copyright © Elder Airwolf

)O( Faery Magick )O(

We will be explloring "The Ancient Art of Faery Magick by D. J. Conway."

In this four week class we will be discovering the magick withing the faery realms of the Fae looking as all the different types of faeries and their worlds. We will see how they help us in ours and learn how to make friends with your faery friends. We will also be doing a faery project. 

Class completions receive certificates of completion from the:

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Institution of Magick

Elder Airwolf~Founder/Owner

Candle Magick Syllabus & Class Protocol

Are you ready to begin this journey?

Candle magick is not just about the color, but the elements and magickal messages it holds within its flame, wax, and smoke. We will be discovering all the different types of magick, what we use it for, accompanying aspects of herbs, oils, and symbols to inhanse the power, and some spellwork. There will be an assignment posted every Moon's Day and you have until the next Sun's Day to complete and submit to me at the email address provided below. You are to check into the class at least 1xper day Monday through Friday. You must participate.

*** Materials Needed ***

Book: Explorying Candle Magick by Patricia Telesco

Candles: A veriety of colors~chime will do

Herbs and Oils: Frankinsense, myrrh, cinnamon, clove, others to be determined as we go.

SYLLABUS

WEEK #1:

Preface & Introduction

Chapter 1: Candlecraft 101

Chapter 2: Salamander  Scrying

WEEK #2:

Chapter 3: Candlelight Spells & Charms

Chapter 4: Prayers & Meditation

WEEK #3 :

Chapter 5: Rituals

Chapter 6: Feng Shui and Candles

WEEK #4:

Chapter 7: Astrological Candles

Chapter 8: Holidays, Festivales, Gods, and Goddesses

We will be working through tips in the appendix throughout the class. There will be a Yule project to be prepared, documented, and a pic submitted to my email at :

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Most importantly is to have fun! 

This class is a certificate course and upon successful completion you will receive your via email.

 

Copyright ©01222013

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Institution of Magick

Elder Airwolf~Founder/Owner

 

 

 

 

 

Legion of Pagans Winter Solstice Mini Class Registration

Welcome to the Legion of Pagans Winter Solstice Mini Classes Registration!

The Legion will be offering two mini classes starting December 1st for four weeks.

There is a Candle Magic Class~(Instructor~Elder Airwolf)

And a Faery Magick Class~(Instructor~Falling Star)

Discriptions for each class follows below, so hurry and get in on the warm Yule Season fun with a mini class from the Legion of Pagans!

 

Mini Candle Magick Class

)O(~~~LoP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth

and sets the mood.
Candles have been associated with myth,
lore, superstition, spells and been long used
for divination's and rituals, to intensify the 
energies while performing magickal work.
Each color of the candles represents a 
specific intent and combined with a spell,
will bring forth strength within our magick.
By using the proper candle color,
engraving a small symbol onto a candle or
by adding herbs and essential oils, 
we create candle magick and when we 
are using our special prepared candles 
with our spells and rituals, we are adding 
extra strength and energy to our magickal 
work.
In this Class you will learn to incorporate 
candle magick into your every day magick.   
 

~~~All mini classes cost $40.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON:( NOVEMBER 10TH~30TH)

(REGISTER THROUGH legionofpagans12@gmail.com) 

Make your donation to the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab

located in the green toolbar.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com to complete your class registration enrollment.

~~~ MATERIAL NEEDED ~~~
 

BOOK: Exploring Candle Magick by Patricia Telesco

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.
It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week,depending
on each students progress,we want to make sure every student fully 
understands each weekly reading assignment,before we move on to the
next chapter in class. 


Course Outline was created by the
Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Copyright © Elder Airwolf

)O( Faery Magick )O(

We will be explloring "The Ancient Art of Faery Magick by D. J. Conway."

In this four week class we will be discovering the magick withing the faery realms of the Fae looking as all the different types of faeries and their worlds. We will see how they help us in ours and learn how to make friends with your faery friends. We will also be doing a faery project. 

Class completions receive certificates of completion from the:

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Institution of Magick

Elder Airwolf~Founder/Owner

Daily Forecast for November 9th, 2014

Blyssful Sun's Day Stargazers~

Sunday 9th November 2014
Moon 13° Gemini sextiles Uranus [in retrograde] 13° Aries
Moon 21° Gemini sextiles Jupiter 21° Leo
  
 
Sunday, Nov 9: 
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Eucalyptus, Color - Yellow 
Monday, Nov 10: 
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Lily, Color - Silver 
Tuesday, Nov 11: 
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Cinnamon, Color - Scarlet 
Wednesday, Nov 12: 
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Bay laurel, Color - White
Other Celestial Events: N. Taurids Meteor Shower 
Thursday, Nov 13:  
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Clove, Color - Turquoise 
Friday, Nov 14: 
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and Waning, Incense - Alder, Color - Rose 
Saturday, Nov 15: 
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and Waning, Incense - Ivy, Color - Indigo
Other Celestial Events: Comet Väisälä 
 
 On Sunday and Monday - you'll be in such a good mood that you'll become LUCKY - and when you're in LUCKY mood - you can turn-around even the most problematic situation you have to become good for you. Because I'm a believer that NOTHING happens by accident nor coincidence - and if you've been put into an inexplicably difficult situation - you've been put there for a reason - and the reason is to muster-up the strength, the courage, the magical energy to SAVE yourself - by finding the solution to your problems.
 
Everyone who has learnt this - will tell you - that the pivotal moment of doing something good and BIG in your life - comes after you rise to the challenge that life is presenting you - and find the solution to your problem. That destined moment is when you get huge burst of POSITIVE energy through clarity of mind - when your mind show you the answers, intuition and ideas - you need. That's exactly when the Moon in Gemini will be doing - especially that it's exceedingly strong at the moment. And the news, the connection, the message and the phone call will come suddenly and surprisingly with a huge burst energy - when you hear what's happened or who it is - a sign - that the news is needed for your soul.
 
When you 100% feel good about something or someone - you always get a burst of thrilling and exciting energy - like the moment when you get a new job - move into new home - make a decision to buy a new home - make a decision to buy a car - make a decision to buy a plane ticket - or make a decision to call someone from your "past" - the burst of positive energy is invisible and yet real - it gives you a "sign" that it must be RIGHT for you.
Moon in Gemini - will be giving your positive energy to make good decisions - defined by the way you feel. Even though - the truth is the feelings have been created in the past few weeks - even months - it's only now by the way you THINK and feel ready - that's when you feel the HUGE burst of energy to want to do something - and as you do - you'll feel it's so right.

Blyssful Sun's Day Stargazers~

Sunday 9th November 2014
Moon 13° Gemini sextiles Uranus [in retrograde] 13° Aries
Moon 21° Gemini sextiles Jupiter 21° Leo
  
 
Sunday, Nov 9: 
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Eucalyptus, Color - Yellow 
Monday, Nov 10: 
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Lily, Color - Silver 
Tuesday, Nov 11: 
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Cinnamon, Color - Scarlet 
Wednesday, Nov 12: 
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Bay laurel, Color - White
Other Celestial Events: N. Taurids Meteor Shower 
Thursday, Nov 13:  
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and Waning, Incense - Clove, Color - Turquoise 
Friday, Nov 14: 
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and Waning, Incense - Alder, Color - Rose 
Saturday, Nov 15: 
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and Waning, Incense - Ivy, Color - Indigo
Other Celestial Events: Comet Väisälä 
 
 On Sunday and Monday - you'll be in such a good mood that you'll become LUCKY - and when you're in LUCKY mood - you can turn-around even the most problematic situation you have to become good for you. Because I'm a believer that NOTHING happens by accident nor coincidence - and if you've been put into an inexplicably difficult situation - you've been put there for a reason - and the reason is to muster-up the strength, the courage, the magical energy to SAVE yourself - by finding the solution to your problems.
 
Everyone who has learnt this - will tell you - that the pivotal moment of doing something good and BIG in your life - comes after you rise to the challenge that life is presenting you - and find the solution to your problem. That destined moment is when you get huge burst of POSITIVE energy through clarity of mind - when your mind show you the answers, intuition and ideas - you need. That's exactly when the Moon in Gemini will be doing - especially that it's exceedingly strong at the moment. And the news, the connection, the message and the phone call will come suddenly and surprisingly with a huge burst energy - when you hear what's happened or who it is - a sign - that the news is needed for your soul.
 
When you 100% feel good about something or someone - you always get a burst of thrilling and exciting energy - like the moment when you get a new job - move into new home - make a decision to buy a new home - make a decision to buy a car - make a decision to buy a plane ticket - or make a decision to call someone from your "past" - the burst of positive energy is invisible and yet real - it gives you a "sign" that it must be RIGHT for you.
Moon in Gemini - will be giving your positive energy to make good decisions - defined by the way you feel. Even though - the truth is the feelings have been created in the past few weeks - even months - it's only now by the way you THINK and feel ready - that's when you feel the HUGE burst of energy to want to do something - and as you do - you'll feel it's so right.
 

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Today is your day to cultivate a potential romance or strengthen your current one as your feelings are illuminated by your words. Your fantasy life is rich now, which in turn can fuel the fires of romance. However, it all comes back to one critical realization: how you feel about yourself directly influences how you relate to others. This is not about bravado; it’s about your sense of mental and emotional reality. Don’t hold back; although you may take pride in your independence, life is often better when shared.

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)

There are two voices talking to you today. One is encouraging you to dance, to step out beyond your established boundaries and connect with others. Meanwhile, the contrasting voice is telling you not to make any sudden moves and to retreat into your own internal fantasy world where it is safe, even if it’s lonely. Don’t pull back out of fear; seize the moment and reach out to someone special. You won’t know what will happen unless you try.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be buzzing around on the analytical planes of existence, but the real work now is found in the deeper emotional realms. Opinionated Jupiter is filling your head with all kinds of outrageous ideas. Meanwhile, Venus is nudging you to respond to sensitive issues surfacing due to romantic attractions. Unfortunately, clever words are just a distraction today; you might need to stop talking in order to say what you really mean. Operate from your heart, not your head, for the most satisfying results.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

This might be quite a fruitful time if you are in the envious position of developing your creative skills. But just because you have a valid excuse for daydreaming doesn’t mean you are able to avoid your responsibilities without any repercussions. Take care of the most pressing concerns before you wander too far off track. Try to capture the magic rather than letting it capture you.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are consciously seeking more meaning from your relationships now. You could be drawn into emotional confusion in response to someone close to you who is sending mixed signals. However, the incoming data may not be as jumbled as you think. Perhaps it is the receiver that needs calibration and not the transmitter. Scaling back your unrealistic expectations helps you cut through the static. Keeping things simple works best for everyone involved

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

What you say is less important today than how you say it. There’s a world of difference in the various shadings of gray, and now it may be the most subtle nuances that have the greatest impact. Don’t be afraid to invest the time needed to be sure that you’re delivering the exact message you want to reach others. Avoid exaggeration and misrepresentation at all costs. Sticking with the facts is the easiest way to convey your honorable intentions.

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may expect so much from your friends today that you’re disappointed with their lackluster performance. However, upon closer analysis, it could be your unrealistic hopes that are the real problem. Although your assumptions might get you into trouble, you can avoid discouragement if you don’t set people up on pedestals. Respecting others for who they truly are rather than what you want them to be is the only way to maintain integrity in relationships.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your optimism is contagious today, inspiring you to see unrealized potential everywhere you look. However, you could take this Pollyanna attitude so far that it creates an awkward situation if you act on every attraction. Thankfully, it’s possible to explore all the amazing scenarios within the privacy of your own imagination. You can always share your feelings in a few days if your enthusiasm persists. The perspective you gain will work to your advantage in the long run.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Steer clear of people who may be deceptive and avoid any substances that alter the fabric of reality. Even just a single drink of your favorite libation can have more influence today than usual because your subconscious world is spilling over into awareness and blurring your objectivity. On the other hand, it’s not wise to shut the door on your imagination, for it is the best way to communicate with your higher self. Take advantage of your current psychic sensitivity and listen carefully for messages from within.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your attempts to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground may be to no avail due to the sometimes magical and oftentimes confusing events of the day. But if you’re too serious and close down your heart, you can miss the magic. However, if you forget that you are an earthly Capricorn, you just might go drifting off into space. You must find that sweet spot between pragmatism and idealism to make the most of this cosmically mystical day.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Boundary issues require your undivided attention today, especially if you find yourself in the middle of a drama that doesn’t really belong to you. But you are attracted to opportunities that can be found in the emotional storm, making it more likely to let down your guard. Vulnerability is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can lead to confusion now unless you have the objectivity to distinguish other people’s dilemmas from yours. Your love for logic comes in handy now more than ever.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Sometimes the waters appear so clear that you Fish can see forever. However, the truth is that even the most pristine waters still distort whatever you gaze upon. Normally, you take this magnification into consideration without even thinking about it. But it’s too easy to forget that nothing is exactly as it seems now. If your vision is larger than life, step back to get a fresh perspective. A reality check and a healthy sense of humor might just save the day.


Today's Tarot Card~

Six of Swords

The Six of Swords card reversed suggests that you might be afraid to take a chance on love after rejection, loss or defeat, but sticking close to home or making excuses may only be alienating you from someone who could serve as a guide or friend. You may not be ready to take the next step, but this could be a warning that you’re ruining your own chances at happiness by being unwilling to compromise or afraid to try new opportunities. Leave behind old baggage that helped to form your comfort zone. If it isn’t working for you anymore, don’t keep going back for more. If you feel you are up the creek without a paddle, get out and swim for the shore.

Today's Witches Rune~Woman

To select the Woman Rune foretells a period of healing and rejuvenation. It suggest finding a place where you can be yourself, where all things can flourish and grow.

When this rune is drawn, you can expect gentle action rather than shattering changes.

When picking this rune you can expect something of value in a sentimental nature.

The Woman Rune symbolizes your life’s path in accordance with the powers of nature.

It implies embracing the new and untried with a nurturing center of support to fall back on.

Today's Viking Rune~Raidho

Raidho may mark the coming of a physical or spiritual journey. Whichever the case, changes in your life are soon to come. Spiritual or material goals may be attained.

raiðo : journey

Phonetic equivalent: r

DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
journey, pilgrimage, change, destiny, quest, progress, life lessons
MAGICAL USES:
protection for travellers, to ease or bring about change, to reconnect
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
the Norns, Sigurd’s journey
ANALYSIS:
Raiðo represents the path of a person’s life and how it intersects and interacts with other paths. In Norse mythology, these paths are seen as threads of fate, and are regulated by the Norns. The Norns are three sisters who live near the first root of Yggdrasil, which they tend with the water from the well of Wyrd. They also spin the fates of Gods and men, which is important when understanding the mechanism of runic divination and magic.The complex network of relationships formed by these threads of fate can be thought of as a web. Every chance encounter forms another connection in the web, and by tugging on one thread you affect everything else in the system. Most people do this completely unconsciously, but by becoming aware of the pattern of the threads surrounding you, it becomes possible to recognize and follow up on the kind of catalytic events that seemed to happen to us randomly back at fehu. In this way, we can find our way more easily along the path of our own journey, thus deriving the greatest benefit from its lessons. Otherwise we tend to get distracted and end up on detours and dead ends.

Raiðo reminds us that, although it may seem that we have accomplished our goals at ansuz, life and change continue and we must always go on. We will eventually end up where we began, but on a higher level and with a better perspective. The journey never really ends.

Make it magickal today & everyday ***

~Elder Airwolf~

 

 

 

BLYSSFUL SUN'S DAY PAGANS!

Prayers by Abby Willowroot

Bless this Day
May this day be blessed with gifts
Lessons, understanding and friends
May my energy be a gift to all I meet
Let me be centered, healing and open
May I face the day with courage
kindness, insight and compassion
May my spirit and body, honor this day

A Morning Prayer
Oh Great Goddess
Bless this day
Keep me safe and whole
Oh Great Goddess
Bless my path
Help me to act on thy wisdom
Oh Great Goddess
Bless my family
All life on this Earth

Thank You For This Day
Thank You for this day on Earth
Ancient Mother who gave me birth
Healing Mother who keeps me strong
Crone Mother who brings each new dawn
Thank You for the gift of being
For blessing me with the wonders of seeing
For the sounds and feeling of laughter
and the wisdom learned through pain
Spirit Mother bless me, tomorrow with a day again

Thank You For This Day

Thank You for this day on Earth
Ancient Mother who gave me birth
Healing Mother who keeps me strong
Crone Mother who brings each new dawn
Thank You for the gift of being
For blessing me with the wonders of seeing
For the sounds and feeling of laughter
and the wisdom learned through pain
Spirit Mother bless me, tomorrow with a day again.

Night Prayer
Thank You Great Goddess for this day
for the blessings and lessons that came my way
May my sleep be peaceful in dreams and rest
and tomorrow may I do my best
~ Abby Willowroot © 1999

http://spiralgoddess.com/Homage.html

Thank you Abby for your prayers are always moving and inspiring )O(

~Elder Airwolf~

Iris & Auras

Does the natural born witch have a mutated fourh cone in their iris giving them super human abilities to see more and more auras?

The Humans With Super Human Vision An unknown number of women may perceive millions of colors invisible to the rest of us. One British scientist is trying to track them down and understand their extraordinary power of sight.

By Veronique Greenwood|Monday, June 18, 2012

An average human, utterly unremarkable in every way, can perceive a million different colors. Vermilion, puce, cerulean, periwinkle, chartreuse—we have thousands of words for them, but mere language can never capture our extraordinary range of hues. Our powers of color vision derive from cells in our eyes called cones, three types in all, each triggered by different wavelengths of light. Every moment our eyes are open, those three flavors of cone fire off messages to the brain. The brain then combines the signals to produce the sensation we call color.

Vision is complex, but the calculus of color is strangely simple: Each cone confers the ability to distinguish around a hundred shades, so the total number of combinations is at least 1003, or a million. Take one cone away—go from being what scientists call a trichromat to a dichromat—and the number of possible combinations drops a factor of 100, to 10,000. Almost all other mammals, including dogs and New World monkeys, are dichromats. The richness of the world we see is rivaled only by that of birds and some insects, which also perceive the ultraviolet part of the spectrum.

Researchers suspect, though, that some people see even more. Living among us are people with four cones, who might experience a range of colors invisible to the rest. It’s possible these so-called tetrachromats see a hundred million colors, with each familiar hue fracturing into a hundred more subtle shades for which there are no names, no paint swatches. And because perceiving color is a personal experience, they would have no way of knowing they see far beyond what we consider the limits of human vision.

Over the course of two decades, Newcastle University neuroscientist Gabriele Jordan and her colleagues have been searching for people endowed with this super-vision. Two years ago, Jordan finally found one. A doctor living in northern England, referred to only as cDa29 in the literature, is the first tetrachromat known to science. She is almost surely not the last.

The first hint that tetrachromats might exist came in a 1948 paper on color blindness. Dutch scientist HL de Vries was studying the eyes of color-blind men, who, along with two normal cones, possess a mutant cone that is less sensitive to either green or red, making it difficult for them to distinguish the two colors. He tested their vision by having them perform a basic matching task. Twiddling the dials on a lab instrument back and forth, the men had to mix red and green light so that the result, to their eyes, matched a standard shade of yellow. To compensate for their difficulty in discerning hues, color-blind men need to add more green or red than normal trichromats to make a match.

Out of curiosity, De Vries tested the daughters of one subject and observed that even though they were not color-blind—they seemed to distinguish red and green as well as anyone—they needed more red in their test light than normal people to make the match precise. If the women weren’t color-blind, what was going on?

Pondering the situation, De Vries thought he saw an explanation. Color blindness ran in families, affecting men but not women. While color-blind men had two normal cones and one mutant cone, De Vries knew that the mothers and daughters of color-blind men had the mutant cone and three normal cones—a total of four separate cones in their eyes. He suspected the extra cone could be why the women perceived color differently—not because they saw less than most people but because they saw more. He speculated that such women might be using the fourth cone to distinguish more colors than a trichromat, but he buried this insight on the last page of the paper. De Vries never wrote about four-coned women again.

In the 1980s neuroscientist John Mollon of Cambridge University, then Jordan’s adviser there, was studying color vision in monkeys and became interested in De Vries’s note on tetrachromacy. Mollon and Jordan realized that since color blindness is common, four-coned women must be as well. Jordan estimates they make up as many as 12 percent of women. To find if tetrachromats were hidden in this group, the researchers sought out the mothers of color-blind sons and had them take matching tests similar to the one used by De Vries, but with a twist. If they were true tetrachromats, they would never be able to make a satisfactory match, because they would be able to sense color gradations beyond those available on the test.

No luck: Mollon and Jordan found that women with four cones could consistently make a match on the tests. Jordan began to have doubts. Perhaps the fourth cone was not active. Perhaps super-vision was not real. In 2007 Jordan, now at Newcastle, returned to testing using a new method. Sitting in a dark room, peering into a lab device, women saw three colored circles flash before their eyes. To a trichromat, they all looked the same. To a tetrachromat, though, one would stand out. That circle was not a pure color but a subtle mixture of red and green light randomly generated by a computer. Only a tetrachromat would be able to perceive the difference, thanks to the extra shades made visible by her fourth cone.

Jordan gave the test to 25 women who all had a fourth cone. One woman, code named cDa29, got every single question correct. “I was jumping up and down,” Jordan says. She had finally found her tetrachromat.

What would it be like to see through cDa29’s eyes? Unfortunately, she cannot describe how her color vision compares with ours, any more than we can describe to a dichromatic person what red looks like. “This private perception is what everybody is curious about,” Jordan says. “I would love to see that.” Jordan’s next challenge is discovering why cDa29 is different from the other women she tested. “We now know tetrachromacy exists,” Jordan says. “But we don’t know what allows someone to become functionally tetrachromatic, when most four-coned women aren’t.” Jay Neitz, a vision researcher at the University of Washington, thinks that potential tetrachromats may need practice to awaken their abilities. “Most of the things that we see as colored are manufactured by people who are trying to make colors that work for trichromats,” he says. “It could be that our whole world is tuned to the world of the trichromat.” He also suspects the natural world may not have enough variation in color for the brain to learn to use a fourth cone. Tetrachromats might never need to draw on their full capacity. They may be trapped in a world tailored to creatures with lesser powers. Perhaps if these women regularly visited a lab where they had to learn—really learn—to tell extremely subtle shades apart, they would awaken in themselves the latent abilities of their fourth cone. Then they could begin to see things they had never tried to see before, a kaleidoscope of colors beyond our imagining.

 

Given the potential for a woman to have a 4th cone that is receptive to color and changes, it seems that it would potentially enable this individual to see auras - also as it is more prominent in women I wonder if there would be a correlation between how the natural born witch is 5 out of every 100 women and the preponderance of this genetic anomaly being what I perceive to be a positive trait, could be present in a percentage of natural born witches? Well it could be a factor in some of the gifts some natural born witches have, but as your know there are many gifts that not all witches share, but there is always the factor that indeed we seen more than the average person and if it be a fourth cone, well that is something us witches keep to ourselves.

Think about it!