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I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age
of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess.
I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling.

Just for Today Correspondence~Friday January 30th, 2015


Planet – Venus

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

Magical aspects: love, friendship, reconciliation, beauty

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

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

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

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

Metal - Coper

Energy Type - Female

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

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

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

The moon is a powerful symbol of the Triple Goddess, who represents the spiritual growth of wisdom and the evolution of a woman from an innocent maiden to the loving mother and hence to the wise crone. These stages are also a reflection of the four lunar phases- the dark moon (just before the new moon) the waxing moon, the full moon, and the waning, which are also mirrored by the female menstrual cycles. Just as the moon is the mother of the universe, representing the feminine powers of the cosmos, so the sun is opposite and represents the masculine forces that surround us and infuse us with the power of the Gods. Purely in it's own right, the power of the moon and the timing of its phases can either enhance or disrupt our bodily rhythms and our lives. Consulting the moon and an astrological chart is a vital part of spell-casting. Some days and months are more beneficial for casting certain spells than other.

Waxing Moon 
The waxing moon is the period between the New moon and Full moon. This is a special time for expansion and growth, and accumulating strength. It is also an appropriate time for preparing your magical spells for the most promising time, which is the three days before the moon is full. The waxing moon aids the accomplishment of any undertakings, whether of a practical or spiritual nature. For witches it is a time for quests for empowerment and a period in which to enhance our magical powers and our perception of the other world. In fact, the closer we come to the Full moon, the stronger and more aspiring are our intuitive powers, which in turn, leads to a new level of awareness.

Spell for the Day~balance

This spell is also great to include in your Imbolc Ritual

Spell for Harmony and Balance in a Space

[Harmony and Balance Spell] This spell is used to provide balance and harmony in a room, a house, or an outside location (provided it isn’t too big).

You will need:

Flowers in a plant pot

For this blessing, we will enchant the flowers.  If your space is indoors, you may keep them in your plant pot.  IF it is outside, you may wish to plant them into the soil after the spell (but you can also keep them in the plant pot if you wish).

Cast your circle with the flowers inside it.

Sprinkle some rosemary, thyme and cinnamon on the soil, and recite the following blessing:

Balance and harmony,

Peacefulness and ease,

By the Power of Three

All turbulence cease.

Visualise peace, harmony and balance flowing into the flowers.

Now close your circle, and place the flowerpot in the centre of the spot where you wish to bring peace and balance.

The effects of this spell will last as long as the flowers are alive and blooming.  When they wilt, you may need to repeat the spell.

Note: For the spell to work, there must be at least one person on the premises that truly desires peace and harmony!  If all the occupants are hostile and malicious and do not want harmony, the spell will not work.

Be Blessed )O(

~Elder Airwolf~

~* Your Daily Fortunes for Thursday January 29th, 2015*~

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.

Norse Rune~Wunjo

Phonetic Value
" w ", " v "


Happiness. Light. Emotional satisfaction

Associated Gods
Odin, Frigg

Astrological Correspondence

Magickal Uses
for success in any endeavor, to motivate, to complete a task

Wunjo represents a state of harmony in a chaotic world and provides a balance between all things. It's a midpoint between opposites where alienation and anxiety disappear. This is also a rune of fellowship, shared aims and a general well being. When it appears in a reading it can also mean that good news will come from afar.

Wunjo is linked to a reward, a feeling of goodness and satisfaction, peaceful winning, and ultimate achievement. It contains the idea of everything going well because you are in total harmony with life. Wunjo also implies close co-operation and companionship with other people, because joy is not usually a solitary emotion. When so much of life can be negative, it is important to allow Wunjos joy to reach into every part of your life.

Happiness is yours if you are willing to work for it. You must strive for balance and harmony in your life. Always look for solutions rather than dwell on problems. For happiness to last, it must be founded on truth and honesty. Hide from the truth and you hide from true happiness. Seek only what is good and right, and good fortune cannot fail to follow

Reverse Meaning
There is blockage. Things are slow coming to fruition. A crisis or difficult time is at hand. Consideration and deliberation are called for at this time. Tread slowly and carefully, proceed with caution. It is time to re-evaluate your current position, to reflect and meditate.

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.

Totem Animal~Heron

Is your life in a state of balance? If not, long-legged Heron has flown in today to help you. Because Heron is a water bird, he is most often associated with emotions. He stands motionless, almost in a trance, his body mirrored in the water below. Take a few moments today to be like Heron—be quiet, go within, and discover the answer to your questions.

Your Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon Reading~

The Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon reading presents a balanced path for the querent to take to reach a successful outcome to a specific question. The animal spirit that appears in the Grandfather Sun position represents the active energy that's called for at this time; the animal spirit in the Grandmother Moon position represents the passive or receptive energy necessary. The Outcome Animal Spirit represents the results you can expect if you manage to maintain a balanced path.

Grandfather Sun

Are you going through life carrying old grief, pain or hate? If so, Dove (sometimes known as Mourning Dove) encourages you to let go of your emotional baggage so that true healing can take place. It’s time to forgive, release, and move forward. And, know that healing Dove is flying right beside you.


Porcupine has appeared in your reading today to bring a message of innocence and trust. Although Porcupine can throw quills when cornered, he is gentle, loving, and non-aggressive. Is there an area of your life that need Porcupine energy? Have you lost the ability to trust??

Grandmother Moon

     The Crow 
Crow is always on the alert for trouble—and their loud caws! warn each other of impending danger, Very little escapes Crow’s keen vision—which is why many cultures associate Crow with the keeper of knowledge. Crow has flapped his way into your life today to bring a message of watchfulness—have you built your nest high enough to really understand what’s going on around you?


Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Although you're quite aware of your feelings today, you don't necessarily want to make them available for public consumption. Others probably realize that you're keeping your concerns to yourself, but they might not be able to figure out how to react to your silence. Thankfully, you don't have to worry about what others think now; you only have to decide for yourself how much you want to share. Keep in mind that revealing your secrets not only increases your vulnerability, but also sets the tone to strengthen a significant relationship.

Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
You may be swept up in a complex dilemma that pushes you up against the edges of your own comfort zone. But it's really not as dramatic as you make it out to be, even if you're anxious hanging out in the emotional realms. Don't waste energy trying to control your feelings since that strategy never works as well as you wish. Instead, carefully observe what makes you uncomfortable today as your key planet Venus tenses up under stern Saturn's pressure. If you're willing to go there, self-awareness is the most effective catalyst for change all by itself.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
You might be required to make a choice today, and responsibility typically wins out over fun while sensible Saturn forms a stressful square with pleasurable Venus. It appears as if fateful circumstances are controlling your life now rather than your own desires -- and it grates on your nerves because you prefer to be in charge of your own destiny. Pushing through your own resistance is your key to gaining knowledge about higher truths. Delaying gratification seems like a sacrifice, but it could lead to a deeper sense of contentment in the long run.

Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Although you have to manage your normal routine today, it's important to also take time to reflect on your emotional needs. Even if your current self-absorption seems a bit out of character, you stand to make real gains if you can isolate what you want for your own happiness. You might try to apply logic to an illogical situation, but it won't help you untangle your feelings now. Take a risk and leave the rational world behind while you explore the realms of your imagination and heart.

Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You are quite capable of creating a bubble of happiness around you if you can graciously accept the present limitations now. Unfortunately, it seems as if there isn't room enough in the bubble for anyone else, so you may experience a temporary sense of isolation. Nevertheless, the constraints are imaginary; there are no barriers between you and those you love, except the ones you build yourself.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You think you can sidestep relationship obligations because you have more important things to do today. However, you won't be able to escape from doing your part without adversely affecting the dynamics between you and loved ones. You might not be pleased with those who make demands on you, but you don't need to isolate yourself to prove your point. Instead of erecting unnecessary boundaries around your heart, try meeting others halfway. Finding a healthy balance between dependence and freedom is your best route to a happier personal life.

Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Someone at work may get on your case today about an issue you consider trivial. You might not intend any harm, but what you say now can inadvertently hurt a person you care about. Try to maintain a high level of compassion in all your interactions. If you open your heart, a friendship will have a chance to blossom, even if it doesn't happen overnight. Plant the seeds of good will and watch them grow.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You may have to confront issues of low self-esteem today, making you doubt your every move. However, relationship problems seem to grow if you withdraw to address your concerns on your own. Your detachment could make the other person uncomfortable with the emotional distance. Don't take yourself or anyone else too seriously now since the energy will warm up again in a few days. In the meantime, keep the communication channels as clear as possible to foster a harmonious atmosphere.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You might not even try to bridge the widening gap between your emotions and the circumstances of your life now that austere Saturn is at odds with sweetheart Venus. Be courageous and face the current issues, even if it doesn't seem like it's worth your effort. You may not feel fully satisfied with your accomplishments today, but the rewards will follow if you simply show up and do the work.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Your need for close companionship cools today, possibly leading you to spend time on your own in self-reflection. However, your friends and coworkers might misinterpret your behavior and think you're being negative in spite of how you explain your true intentions. Let your actions speak for you by doing something constructive, no matter how inconsequential it seems. Methodical and careful movement enables you to progress toward your goals while still keeping your emotions to yourself. Nevertheless, don't stay in your reverie too long or you might miss the support that's within reach.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You have social commitments that you prefer to avoid as friendly Venus struggles with cranky Saturn in your 11th House of Community. Unfortunately, you still must deliver on previous promises, even if you want to just lay low and fly under the radar. It may be easier to rationalize attending a function if you consider it to be business-related. Push through your own resistance and join the human race; you might end up having more fun than you anticipated. Fake it until you make it.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
An emotional dynamic could work in one of two ways today. On one hand, you might pull back from the intensity of interactions with others to establish clear boundaries for yourself. On the other hand, you can apply your talents in more practical ways now. But even if you don't feel as creative as usual, your artistic or technical skills could still be put to good use. Overcome any lingering discouragement or self-doubt and swim steadily toward your goals.

Mother Goddess Oil
4 drops myrrh
3 drops cypress
2 drops rose
1 drop ylang ylang

Be Blessed!
~Elder Airwolf~

~*~In the Stars for Thursday January 29th, 2015*~*

First Quarter (waxing/90-135 degrees)
January 29, 2015 — Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it's appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your "sixth sense" as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

Moon enters Gemini - 9:30am Sydney, Australia - 3am India
Wednesday 10:30pm UK - 11:30pm Europe - 5:30pm USA EST
Moon 1° Gemini squares Venus 1° Pisces
Moon 3° Gemini opposes Saturn 3° Sagittarius
Moon 6° Gemini squares Neptune 6° Pisces
Moon 9° Gemini trines Sun 9° Aquarius

Moon enters Gemini
Are you ready to be extremely busy? Even more squares !
Solving problems, arguing, winning and making deals ...
When Moon enters Gemini - there's going to be sudden dramatic oscillation to become VERY LIVELY - as Gemini is a communicative AIR sign that will unlock the power of communication defined by people's emotions - so you can expect to hear a lot of news - and with the "news" will be emotions of how people feel. In fact put another way - because people feel a certain way - that's why they will communicate "news" to you.
All you need to remember is that some people communicate to attract your attention because they want something from you - not necessarily because they want you. So don't take anything personal - it's just business. Indeed, as I've said Aquarians make good business people - as they're detached from getting offended or upset - they're able to do business without it affecting their health or persona. You too - during Moon in Gemini - and thanks to Sun in Aquarius - should be able to solve your problems - because you're looking at them in a more honest and detached manner.
One of the reasons many business people FAIL is because they can't be HONEST with themselves - and instead of adapting, changing and being flexible - their pride and fixed stubborness causes their own downfall. During Moon in Gemini - if you're humble - down-to-earth, pragmatic and honest - you will see that things done out of bad habits really do need changing - and when you make the change you'll see immediate success - it will make you feel happier and healthier too.
Because your aura attracts negativity into it to create your own stagnation - but when destiny is liberating you from the cycle of negativity - your aura needs to and will attract POSITIVE things in order to break the stagnation and get your life moving.
Although Moon enters Gemini in Wednesday night - due to time zones - only readers in USA will sense it on Wednesday. Everyone else will get the positive vibrancy of Moon in Gemini on Thursday morning when you wake up. The secret of success - is if there's a problem - talk and communicate - if there's a blockage - talk and communicate - and if there's something you want and need - talk and communicate. If you don't talk - then how on earth do you expect problems to be solved?

Be Blessed Pagans!

~Elder Airwolf~

Just for Today Correspondence~Thursday January 29th, 2015


Planet – Jupiter

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

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

Oils – lime, magnolia, strawberry, vanilla

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

Stones – Amethyst, laptis lazuli, sapphire

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

Metal – Tin

Energy Type - Male

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

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

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

The moon is a powerful symbol of the Triple Goddess, who represents the spiritual growth of wisdom and the evolution of a woman from an innocent maiden to the loving mother and hence to the wise crone. These stages are also a reflection of the four lunar phases- the dark moon (just before the new moon) the waxing moon, the full moon, and the waning, which are also mirrored by the female menstrual cycles. Just as the moon is the mother of the universe, representing the feminine powers of the cosmos, so the sun is opposite and represents the masculine forces that surround us and infuse us with the power of the Gods. Purely in it's own right, the power of the moon and the timing of its phases can either enhance or disrupt our bodily rhythms and our lives. Consulting the moon and an astrological chart is a vital part of spell-casting. Some days and months are more beneficial for casting certain spells than other times.

Waxing Moon 
The waxing moon is the period between the New moon and Full moon. This is a special time for expansion and growth, and accumulating strength. It is also an appropriate time for preparing your magical spells for the most promising time, which is the three days before the moon is full. The waxing moon aids the accomplishment of any undertakings, whether of a practical or spiritual nature. For witches it is a time for quests for empowerment and a period in which to enhance our magical powers and our perception of the other world. In fact, the closer we come to the Full moon, the stronger and more aspiring are our intuitive powers, which in turn, leads to a new level of awareness.


Spell for Today~Good Luck Spell


An spell to bring about all you wish for, with it's roots in ancient Romany wisdom.
For best results you should aim to carried out the on a THURSDAY when the moon isFULL.

Calculate the best Planetary Hour
If you have a Tarot deck, the spell could be enhanced by laying down in front of you, the SUN Card from the Major Arcana and the SIX OF SWORDS card from the Minor Arcana, during the casting.

If you have a Rune set, holding the Rune <img alt=" border=" 0"="" data-cke-saved-src="" src="" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; border: 0px;"> (PERDHRO) during casting, could also be beneficial.

Gold Candle + Holder
Piece of paper

Spend a few quiet minutes considering what it is you are seeking.
Write them down on the piece of paper
Light the gold candle and watch the flame for a few minutes
Close your eyes and relax the mind by breathing in and out slowly, several times.
When you are relaxed, open your eyes and read through your 'wish list' once again
Face the gold candle and recite:

' I pray to the moon when she is round
Luck with me will soon abound
What I seek for shall be found
On the sea or solid ground'

Allow the candle to burn out completely in a safe place.  Carry your wish list with you in a pocket or pouch


Be Blessed Today Pagans!

~Elder Airwolf~

Blessed Tiu's Day Pagans~

All About Imbolc


It's Imbolc, and that's the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects. However, other than having a giant statue of Brighid on your altar, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season. Depending on how much space you have, you can try some or even all of these ideas -- obviously, someone using a bookshelf as an altar will have less flexibility than someone using a table, but use what calls to you most.


Traditionally, the colors of red and white are associated with Brighid. The white is the color of the blanket of snow, and the red symbolizes the rising sun. In some traditions, the red is connected with the blood of life. Brighid is also tied to the color green, both for the green mantle she wears and for the life growing beneath the earth. Decorate your altar with a white cloth, and drape a swath of red across it. Add green candles in candleholders.


The Beginnings of New Life

Altar decor should reflect the theme of the Sabbat. Because Imbolc is a harbinger of spring, any plants that symbolize the new growth are appropriate. Add potted bulbs -- don't worry if they're blooming yet -- andspring flowers such as forsythia, crocus, daffodils, and snowdrops. If you don't have much luck planting bulbs, think about making a Brighid's crown as a centerpiece -- it combines flowers and candles together.

Celtic Designs

Brighid is, after all, a goddess of the Celtic peoples, so it's always appropriate to add some sort of Celtic design to your altar. Consider adding a Brighid's cross or any other item incorporating Celtic knotwork. If you happen to have a Celtic cross, don't worry about the fact that it's also a Christian symbol -- if it feels right on your altar, go ahead and add it.

Other Symbols of Brighid

Cauldrons or chalices -- she's often connected to sacred wells and springs

A small anvil or hammer -- Brighid is the goddess of smithcraft

A Brighid corn doll and Priapic wand

Sacred animals such as cows, sheep or swans

A goddess statue

A book of poetry, or a poem you've written -- Brighid is the patroness of poets

Faeries -- in some traditions, Brighid is the sister of the Fae

Healing herbs -- she's often connected to healing rites

Lots of candles, or a cauldron with a small fire in it

Be sure to place your altar in a spot where you'll be able to see it and work with it - even if it's just a quick acknowledgement - during the Sabbat season.

 Imbolc Oil

This oil blend combines Ginger, Clove and Rosemary, representing the elements of fire, with Cypress, associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius. To make Imbolc Oil, use 1/8 Cup base oil of your choice. Add the following:

3 drops Ginger

2 drops Clove

1 drop Rosemary (you can, alternatively, use a sprig of fresh rosemary instead)

1 drop Cypress

As you blend the oils, visualize your intent, and take in the aroma. Know that this oil is sacred and magical. Label, date, and store in a cool, dark place.

Re-Dedication Ritual

One plain candle for each of the deities you wish to honor

An offering of some sort, depending on your gods


If your tradition requires you to cast a circle, do so at this time.

Begin by grounding yourself. This is a way of focusing yourself and reconnecting. Shut out all the things from your mundane life that are distracting to you – focus on the Self, and your relationship with your gods and goddesses.

Your god/goddess candles should be on your altar or workspace. A brief note here about selecting candles to represent the gods: many Pagans, including Wiccans, honor a god and a goddess, and so would use two candles. If your tradition or belief system honors multiple gods, feel free to use as many candles as necessary. Likewise, if you honor a single divine being, use a single candle. If you wish, you can use colored candles – for many people, the goddess Brighid, is represented by the color green, so you may wish to incorporate a green candle into a rite honoring her. If you honor Mars, the Roman god of war, you may choose to use a red candle. Use whatever color is appropriate; if you’re not sure which color to select, use basic white.

One at a time, light the candles representing your gods. As you light each candle, say:

I call upon you, [deity’s name], as one who walks your path.
I am [your name], and once more I pledge myself to you this night.
I will walk by your side, honoring you as I may, and ask only
That you watch over me as one who pays you tribute.
I thank you, [deity’s name], and again I promise you service.

Tailor your rededication pledges as needed.

Next, present your offering to the gods of your tradition. This will vary, depending on which gods your tradition honors, and what they demand in tribute. As you present your offering, place it in front of the candle(s) representing the gods.

Say something along the lines of:

Hear me, O great gods! I call upon you, [names of deities],
And offer you this gift.
I present to you my tribute of [offering], as a token of my dedication.
Know that I will honor you and ask nothing in return,
Beyond your watching over me.
Hear me, great gods, O [names of deities], and know that
I, [your name], am your servant/ your priestess/ your child/[other appropriate description].
Please, accept my offering.

Take some time to meditate. Feel the afterglow of the ritual, and feel the energy of the gods around you. You have brought yourself to the attention of the Divine, so they will be keeping an eye on you. Be sure you can uphold any pledges you have made to them during this ceremony.

Imbolc Foods

Braided bread is found in many forms, in many cultures. This one is a simple one, and is perfect for serving at your Imbolc feast. The braid symbolizes Brighid in her aspect as the bride, representative of her fertility and position as a hearth goddess. Serve this tasty braided bread with warm butter for dipping.


1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed (this is in the frozen foods section at the grocery store), or a batch of your favorite homemade dough

1 egg


Sesame seeds

Prep Time: 60 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf braided bread


If you're using frozen dough, allow it to defrost at room temperature. If you're using your own homemade recipe, start working with it after you've kneaded it out into a ball.

Before it begins to rise, cut your dough into thirds with a large pizza cutter or a knife. Roll each piece out until it's about 18" long, and about an inch thick. You'll end up with three of these long strips.

Take the strips, and braid them together, trying not to stretch them out too much. When you've reached the end of the braid, tuck the ends underneath themselves. If you want to make a really big braided loaf, use two batches of dough, which will yield six strips - then simply continue the braiding until it's the size you want.

Place the braid either on a baking stone, or on a pan that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.

Beat the egg in a small bowl, and add 2 Tbsp. water. Lightly brush the egg and water mixture over the braid, and then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Let it rise in a warm place for about an hour, or until doubled in size.

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, or until a light golden brown color. Remove from baking sheet, and allow to cool for 15 minutes or more before serving.

** Note: if you want to really jazz this up, use different types of bread, such as white and wheat. The end result is visually very appealing, with the different colors braided together.

Giving Thanks to Brighid - Meal Blessing

This is the season of Brighid,
She who protects our hearth and home.
We honor her and thank her,
for keeping us warm as we eat this meal.
Great Lady, bless us and this food,
and protect us in your name.The winter is coming to an end
The stores of food are dwindling,
And yet we eat, and stay warm
In the chilled winter months.
We are grateful for our good fortune,
And for the food before us.


Imbolc Craft 

BrighidS Crown

Brighid is the goddess who reminds us that spring is around the corner. She watches over hearth and home, and this craft project combines her position as firekeeper with that of fertility goddess. Make this crown as an altar decoration, or leave off the candles and hang it on your door for Imbolc.

You'll need the following supplies:

A circular wreath frame, either of straw or grapevine

Winter evergreens, such as pine, fir or holly

Spring flowers, such as forsythia, dandelions, crocus, snowbulbs

Red, silver and white ribbons

Optional: Candles at least 4" long -- tapers are perfect for this - or battery operated lights

A hot glue gun

Place the wreath form on a flat surface. Using the hot glue gun, attach the candles around the circle.

Next, attach a mixture of winter greenery and spring flowers to the wreath. Blend them together to represent the transition between winter and spring. Make it as thick and lush as you can, weaving in and around the candles.

Wrap the ribbons around the wreath, weaving between the candles. Leave some excess ribbons hanging off, if you plan to hang this on your door or a wall, and then braid it or tie in a bow. If you're using it on an altar, light the candles during rituals to honor Brighid.

Safety Tip: If you're going to wear this on your head, don't use candles - pick up a set of battery operated tea lights instead, or use a string of battery powered twinkle lights.

Brighid's Cross

To make your Brighid's Cross, you'll need straw, reeds, or construction paper -- if you're using plant material like straw or reeds, you'll want to soak it overnight so it's pliable when you go to make your Cross. Your end result will be about the length of one piece of your material -- in other words, a bundle of 12" reeds will yield a Brighid's Cross just slightly longer than 12".

** Note: for a super-easy, kid-friendly edition of this project, use pipe cleaners.

To begin, you'll form a base for your Cross by bending two pieces of straw in their middles to create a pair of loops -- in fact, you'll do this with each piece as you make your Cross. Link the two pieces together at their centers.

Next, turn these two pieces so they lie flat, and at a right angle to one another. This basic two-piece unit is the base for the rest of the Cross, and it's the only time you'll have two pieces hooked together in the middles like this.


Next, bend a third piece of straw in half, and loop it over one of your two base pieces. Both legs of the loop in the new piece will pass over both legs of the base piece. Pull this third piece tight to hold it in place.

Take a fourth piece, and bend it in half as you've done with the others. Loop this one over the legs of the piece you added in Step 3. You should now have four pieces, each pointing in a different direction

Finally, you'll continue looping pieces over one another as you did in the last step, until your cross reaches the size you want. Each piece loops over the previous one. When you're all done, use a piece of string, ribbon, or even another bit of straw to secure the four ends. Trim off excess pieces.

In Ireland, homes traditionally had a hearth in the center of the house. This was where much of the household activity took place -- cooking, washing, socializing -- because it was a source of both light and warmth. A Brighid's Cross was hung over the hearth as a way of honoring Brighid at Imbolc. Most people today have multiple sources of heat and light, but because Brighid is a domestic sort of goddess, you may want to hang your Brighid's Cross over the stove in your kitchen.

A Brighid's Cross hung over a hearth traditionally protected a home from disasters such as lightning, storms, or floods, as well as keeping family members safe from illness.

Be Blessed this Imbolc!

~Elder Airwolf~

The Ghillie Dhu

The Ghillie Dhu ~ A fairy (perhaps originally considered a deity) guardian of the trees in Scottish mythology. The Ghillie is kind to children, but generally wild and shy. Said to be dark haired, he is particularly fond of birch trees and is most active at night. Ghillies wear clothing made from sewn together leaves and knitted grass and mosses.

Information about Ghillie Dhu

Alternate name: dark-haired lad, Gille Dubh (Irish)

Origins: Scottish mythology

Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, Chaotic Good, Neutral Good

Element: Darkness/Shadow, Earth, Plant Time

Species: Humanoid (fay)

Appearance: dark-haired male, clad in moss and foliage

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Folklore and legends

Every country has its myths, folklore and legends to tell the stories of the people who first inhabited their country. How else to explain their religions, culture, and the unexplainable? Most countries have legends of great men who define their country and people. The English have Beowulf; the Spanish have El Cid, both epic poems of great men that define a peoples and nations

Then there are the faeries, sprites, nymphs and brownies that also define peoples and their nations. English lore has had many races of 'wee people' who magically live in forests and mostly come out at night. Even Shakespeare has written of them in his plays, most notably "A Midsummer Night's Dream." They confound humans by their involvement and interference in the lives of humans. But, they are loved and treasured by children and there have been many tales about them read to children.

Even the U.S., a relatively young nation in the world of nations has its 'Tinkerbell.' Walt Disney knew of the love of faeries and sprites and their tales in the older nations of the world, and so he created for Americans their own little faerie nymph from Barrie's Peter Pan.

One of the older nations of the world, Scotland, too has its own legends and faerie lore, and many stories have been written about them. Faeries feature greatly in Scottish lore.

The Scots believe that all faeries can be contacted in the Other World and some are found in this world too. But, the Scots remind us, always approach a faerie with caution.

Faeries are very sensitive beings and have their feelings hurt easily. The Scottish faeries live in burghs as do Irish faeries. One can hear the Scottish faeries' music come out of the hillhocks at night when one is outside.

In Scotland, the world for faerie is"sith," pronounced "shee." Other Scottish names for these nymphs areStill Folk, People of Peace, The Silent Moving Folk, Pixies, The Wee Folk, and Prowlies.

And, in Scotland, there is no other faerie so famous and beloved asGhillie Dhu, a solitary Scottish faerie or elf who lives in the forest, particularly in birch trees. He is clothed in woven leaves and moss and he is the guardian spirit of the trees.

He is wild but shy and generally kind to children. But, not so kind to adults who lose their way in the dark Scottish forests at night. He is most active at night and his name translates from the Scottish Gaelic as "dark haired lad." He is similar to the Green Man in England and Wales.

He is a 'wee folk' only three feet tall and he is black haired with hazel nut dark brown eyes. His skin color changes from green to brown to green again with the seasons. He doesn't eat meat and prefers to eat berries and nuts from his beloved trees. His name means 'dark servant' to match his dark hair and eyes and sometimes a dark temperament.

Are you afraid to walk in the forest alone at night?

Well, beware of Ghillie Dhu if you are an adult. If you venture into the forest at night and offend Ghillie Dhu, he will reach out with thin, long leafy arms and crush you in his angry embrace leaving the adult human to rot into earthly compost or he might kidnap you and drag you into faerie land to be enslaved forever.

Such is the lore about Ghillie Dhu. In the book, Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend, the author Donald Alexander Mackenzie tells the tale of young Jessie Macrae, who upon being lost in the forest, is kindly directed home by Ghillie Dhu.

Ghillie Dhu is also concerned with the health of teeth of Scottish children and so is believed to be the 'tooth faerie' in Scotland.

It is also believed that Ghillie Dhu may have emigrated to forests in north America after following the Scottish fur trappers to French Canada in the late 1700's.

Ghillie Dhu was also a term used in 'code songs' and was used to symbolize the Stuart heir royal line. When future Charles II, son of the executed Charles I, was in exile following the English Civil War, Charles was given the code name Ghille Dhu because of his dark black hair.

The term was later used to mean his younger brother James VII and II after he was exiled following the rebellion that put his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange on the throne.

Ghillie Dhu in poetry

Though Solitary they would like to stay

They may help those who lose their way

But don't misjudge these dark-haired fae

Or you'll be the one that they betray!


Hiding their green skin and hazel eyes

Moss and leaves are their disguise

Entering their forest would be unwise

Offend them and get a big surprise

The Gift of the Ghillie Dhu

Wrought from star-dolven iron

Quenched in sap of the Beithe

Was Tiodhlac: Gift of the Ghillie Dhu


Young Duncan took care of the old birch wood,

Kept poachers and oxmen at bay,

Gaining the love of the beithe-bound Ghillie Dhu


When Young Duncan, his-love sworn abducted,

For the jealousy of wicked Black Donald,

Sorrow and pity was the old Ghillie Dhu.


For Poor Young Duncan, No sword to his name

And the might of Black Donald, No earthly man dare

Had need of the dwimmer - crafty, the clever Ghillie Dhu


Ancient Hammer bows thundering in the hoar

Echoing in leafy halls,

Came forth the fae - deadly blade of Ghillie Dhu


Cold black Iron, Heaven-born

Shimmering veins star - silver bright,

Bold was the hilt;


Tiodhlac: Gift of the Ghillie Dhu
Morrigan Aoife
Suzette Walker

Today's Healthy Herb~Almond Oil

Almond Prunus dulcis

Common Names
Almond Oil
Botanical Name
Prunus dulcis

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Almond Oil

[remedy] How to Use| Side Effects | Plant & Garden|

Medicinal Uses: * Massage Oils * Massage Oils * Skin Care 
Properties: * Astringent * Emollient
Parts Used: Almond kernal, expressed oil
Constituents: essential fatty acids :oleic- 67.3%, palmitic- 5.0%,linoleic- 24%,linolenic- 0.2%,stearic- 2.3%

How to Use: Almond

Sweet almond oil is a favorite in aromatherapy as a carrier oil and is valued innatural skin care for it's ability to soften and condition the skin. Pale yellow in color, almond oil is expeller pressed from raw almond kernels. The oil contains glucosides, minerals and vitamins and is rich in protein. Almond oil is good for all skin types and helps to relieve dryness, itching and inflammation.

Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E, and mono unsaturated fat, one of the two "good" fats responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol. Almond nuts are a healthy treat as is, or can be made into almond butter, a spread similar to peanut butter. The sweet almond contains practically no carbohydrates and can be made into flour for those on a low carbohydrate diet, suffering from diabetes, or by those who are looking for a gluten free flour.

Finely ground almonds also serve as an organic exfoliating ingredient in facial skin scrubs. The gentle abrasive action of the almonds helps to remove dead skin cells, and are the perfect natural replacement for facial soap.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Almond oil is used as a skin care and aromatherapy carrier oil. Raw almonds are used in facial scrubs, and to make almond flour and almond butter.

Almond Remedies

Almond oil is used as a skin care and aromatherapy carrier oil. Raw almonds are used in facial scrubs, and to make almond flour and almond butter.


Almond Side Effects: Exposure to extreme heat will lessen the shelf life of almond oil

There are two forms of the plant, one (often with white flowers) producing sweet almonds, and the other (often with pink flowers) producing bitter almonds. The almond belongs to the same family of plants as the rose, plum, cherry and peach. Sicily and Southern Italy are the chief Almond-producing countries.

Regional Traditions :Middle East *


History and Traditions & Folklore

Almonds, as well as the oil pressed from them, were well known in Greece and Italy long before the Christian era. 

~*Your Daily Fortunes for Tuesday January 27th, 2015*~

Tarot~The Lovers
Although it has taken on a strictly romantic revision of meaning in some modern decks, traditionally the Lovers card of Tarot reflected the challenges of choosing a partner. At a crossroads, one cannot take both paths. The images on this card in different decks have varied more than most, because we have had so many ways of looking at sex and relationships across cultures and centuries. 

Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures. 

Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the Fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice -- the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship -- instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.

Norse Rune~Gebo

Phonetic Value
" g "


Forgiveness. Gift. Talent, skill or ability. Partnership

Associated Gods
Odin, Gefn

Astrological Correspondence

Magickal Uses
To find or strengthen a relationship, for fertility, to mark a gift or offering, to bring luck

Gebo symbolizes the connection between the gods and people. It is the gift that brings connections between people through exchange. But it also represents the unity and honor that is created between those people when a gift exchange takes place. This rune represents those places where our path intersects with others, and allows us to begin to form conscious relationships. Such relationships are strengthened and sanctified by the exchange of gifts.

Gebo - rune number 7 - is the origin of our "lucky seven" superstition. It represents a gift, whether it is a present, an attribute, a certain skill or ability. To the ancients, a gift always called for another in return. so accepting a gift places you under an obligation to the giver - the gods, destiny, another person. Gebo can also mean a partnership or union, in business or in love. Or it can mean forgiveness - perhaps the greatest gift of all - to give or to receive. Gebo is commonly used as the sign of a kiss - the symbol of affection.

A gift presents you with the choice of acceptance or rejection. If you accept you must be prepared to give in return. Everything has its price, but with spiritual gifts the cost is always worth it in the end. You must find the balance between giving and receiving and learn to give responsibly. This means deciding when to give and who to give to as it is not appropriate to give to everyone indiscrim-inately.

Reverse Meaning
Gebo has no reverse. It signifies the ultimate Gift - Freedom

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

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

Totem Animal~Dove

Are you going through life carrying old grief, pain or hate? If so, Dove (sometimes known as Mourning Dove) encourages you to let go of your emotional baggage so that true healing can take place. It’s time to forgive, release, and move forward. And, know that healing Dove is flying right beside you.

March 21 – April 19
In a world where answers are easily obtained through use of technology, we need to be a bit more discerning than we are at times. Just because we’re given an answer doesn’t mean it’s automatically correct. We can’t simply assume that, just because we ‘saw it online’ or through one of numerous other electronic means, the answer is verified and accurate. There are times when we ought to rely less on someone else providing an answer, anyway. Now is such a time for you. Don’t be too quick to believe you’re incapable of reaching a conclusion unaided.

April 20 – May 20
There’s little we can’t adapt to in time. Regardless of how big, daunting or far-reaching a particular change might appear, we soon discover what it’s made of, how it works or ways in which we can actually work with it. All that’s needed on our part is willingness to adapt and learn. The only snag with that plan surrounds insecurity we experience when in the throes of change. We wonder if we’ve done ‘the right thing’ or if a previous scenario was preferable. Soon, you will adjust wonderfully to change you’re experiencing now. Get to know it a bit better.

May 21 – June 21
To what extent is a frustrating distraction playing a part in creating an obstacle where you could really do without experiencing one? It seems something is causing you to take your eye off of the proverbial ball and give time and attention to something or someone that you don’t believe is necessary or justified. The really good news is, the distraction and what you would prefer to be focusing on are connected in some way, even if this isn’t obvious presently. That’s why you need to keep focused on the obligation that irks you.

June 22 – July 22
We become frustrated when we want to Y but discover we must do X first. We become even more frustrated when we discover X is more important than we thought it was or is something we thought we resolved ages ago that is rearing its annoying head needing attention once again. There is an issue or arrangement in your world that remains unresolved and this is impeding progress you yearn to make in another way. You can’t move forward while you’re carrying baggage from the past. That’s why you’re being encouraged now to finally release it.

July 23 – August 22
When situations present obstacles, we need to apply a different strategy to overcoming them than we do with people. When people represent obstacles to our progress, we can at least attempt to have a rational discussion with them with a view to reaching some sort of agreement. In your world now, you are encountering an unhelpful obstacle in the form of a person and they are curiously linked to a situation you’d like to see removed. If you’re willing to reach an agreement with the former, then you can expect to see the latter removed.

August 23 – September 22
What is the difference between a ‘wish’ and a ‘goal’? The only difference between them is how seriously we take one over the other. Goals usually start as wishes. Wishes start as something we would dearly like to see happen but, for whatever reason(s) we create, convince ourselves that it will never happen or we’re being unrealistic. It’s time for you to move a wish up a notch to become a goal. This means you’re going to have to invest some effort in it becoming so but what you aspire to now has fantastic potential to become reality if it means enough to you.

September 23 – October 22
We know we’re ‘known by company we keep’. It must therefore be true that others’ reputations are affected through association with us. One way to effectively expand a network or circle of friends is to be seen as a definite and interesting option in the eyes of those who know who we know! I recognize though that, in telling someone born under your sign, I risk preaching to the converted. However, you are attracting very much the right kind of attention to yourself in some way now, even if it is in invisible.

October 23 – November 21
Fear often plays the biggest part in our reluctance to seize certain opportunities. There can be a long list of reasons why we might be fearful of taking a risk or stepping over a clearly defined line into unknown territory. It’s interesting how, even when we are aware of how fearful we might be in some way, we still feel a sense of inner excitement about what scares us. It is this sense of excitement that you ought to be focusing on now. Do what you fear and your fear will disappear and a sense of anticipation will replace it in a wonderful way.

November 22 – December 21
In many areas of life, hierarchies exist. These are sometimes known as ‘pecking orders’ or an understood arrangement surrounding ‘who is more important than who’. Sometimes, we resent these, other times, we recognize why they must exist and have no problem with them. Yet, in an area of your world now, you are being expected to ‘know your place’. Someone is acting as an unignorable authority figure whom you’re expected to take notice of. It’s likely they enjoy their position through being aware of how you fear them in some way. Do you really fear them?

December 22 – January 19
A floating feather is sometimes all it takes to bring a huge stack of bricks crumbling to the ground. And we know what the straw did to the camel’s back, don’t we? Sometimes, all it takes is one seemingly insignificant development to bring a huge change to a solid or immovable situation. A situation in your world has been shrouded in uncertainty for a long time. You’ve wanted to see progress made but have likely envisaged this to involve something dramatic or a grand gesture. Soon, you’ll see how a very small twist in the tale brings a very big and welcome change.

January 20 – February 18
There are times when we believe we know precisely how a certain person will react or respond. This often has much to do with our understanding of them as people or how we know how and why they reacted or responded in a certain way in the past. Sometimes, it involves both. Yet, people have an amazing ability to surprise us sometimes. We prepare ourselves for one reaction and discover we receive one we weren’t expecting. When this happens, life can become noticeably easier. Someone’s surprise reaction is about to make your life easier soon

February 19 – March 20
We sometimes forget how daunting or scary the world is to a baby. There they were, in very comfortable and protected surroundings and then find themselves in a very new environment much colder than the one they were used to. In a short space of time, they adjust and learn how their new world is, in many ways, preferable to the one left behind. Is the above analogy pointing to an obvious interpretation? A new era is commencing for you. It might seem daunting at first and cause you to miss the one you’re leaving but you can be certain you’ll thrive within it soon.

Be Blessed!
~Elder Airwolf~

~*~In the Stars for Tuesday January 27th, 2015~*~

The Moon today is in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the earth is one quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.

Phase: First Quarter
Illumination: 53% 
Moon Age: 7.68 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 374,245.21 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,318,218.86 km

First Quarter (waxing/90-135 degrees)
January 27, 2015 — Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it's appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your "sixth sense" as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

Moon 7° Taurus squares Sun 7° Aquarius
Moon 11° Taurus sextiles Mars 11° Pisces
Moon 14° Taurus trines Pluto 14° Capricorn
Moon 13° Taurus squares Mercury [in retrograde] 13° Aquarius
Moon 18° Taurus squares Jupiter [in retrograde] 18° Leo

Moon in Taurus
The Battle for Change Begins ..... day of squares !
The battle for change will begin on Monday evening in USA and Americas - fpr everyone else in the world will wake up to "it" all on Tuesday - and that's due to Moon 7° Taurus squares Sun 7° Aquarius - as explained above - the Moon receives it's light from Sun in Aquarius - but is battling against the traditional earth star sign in Taurus - it is a battle for power. The problem is that the light and energy of the Moon's light is coming from the Sun in Aquarius - so it is defining that if you don't change - if you don't listen to the Aquarian energies for liberated freedom - then you will have the light "put-out"!
Coupled with Moon 13° Taurus squares Mercury [in retrograde] 13° Aquarius AND Moon 18° Taurus squares Jupiter [in retrograde] 18° Leo means it's going to be a battle of a day. 3 squares means you could be tempted to panic - and I could suggest you don't panic - it will all pass - but if you have a problematic situation - especially any stagnation or "dead" situation in your life that is getting a lot of attention - then you will need to ACCEPT the need to change - and CHANGE.
If you're sitting on the beach when the TIDE comes in - you don't say - I'll wait until the tide goes in and goes out again - because you'll be swept away - the only thing you should logically do is packup and move quickly - otherwise you'll get swept away. Therefore as the Moon's energies will create a shift - LISTEN to what life is showing you - and let yourself be guided by the need to change. If you don't listen - you'll find yourself in a BAD mood all day - but if you do listen, adapt and change - then you'll find yourself on Aquarian's side - and you will shine brightly with happiness.
BAD moods and GOOD moods are predictable - by Moon squares - however - when you listen to the message - you can change a BAD mood into a GOOD mood - you can turn life around - when you realize what life is telling you. And as the source of energy is coming from Sun in Aquarius - the solution is to be flexible - adapt to changes - and LAUGH at lot - because "life" is actually showing you that Aquarian "Freedom" is coming soon.

Be Blessed Today!
~Elder Airwolf~

Just for Today Correspondence~Tuesday January 27th, 2015


Planet – Mars

Spells/Magic – business, work, courage, bravery, beginnings, confrontation, gardening, passion, partnership, sex, protection.

Magical aspects: controlled power, energy, and endurance, passion, sex, courage, aggression, and protection

oils - ginger ,pine and pepper,dragons Blood,Honeysuckle, Carnation

Plants and trees and herbs – allspice ,basil , chili, cactus , garlic, ginger, hawthorn , holly, mustard, nettle , pine , pepper , snapdragon , sweet woodriff , thistle, wormwood .

Stones - bloodstone , garnet , ruby, amber

Colours – red, pink, orange.

Metal – Iron

Energy Type – Male

Dieties - personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, and Tyr.

Tuesday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Passion, Partnerships, Courage, Swift Movement, Action, Energy, Strife, Aggression, Sex, Physical Energy, Sports, Muscular Activity, Guns, Tools, Metals, Cutting, Surgery, Police, Soldiers, Combat, Confrontation, Business, Buying and Selling Animals, Mechanical Things, Repairs, Gardening, Woodworking, Hunting and New Beginnings.

Tuesday: Mars; great for spells to inspire passion and energy such as a spell to boost confidence. Mars is a warrior, so if you need a spiritual battle, this is the day for it. Tuesday is also a good day for protection spells.

Waxing Moon 
The waxing moon is the period between the New moon and Full moon. This is a special time for expansion and growth, and accumulating strength. It is also an appropriate time for preparing your magical spells for the most promising time, which is the three days before the moon is full. The waxing moon aids the accomplishment of any undertakings, whether of a practical or spiritual nature. For witches it is a time for quests for empowerment and a period in which to enhance our magical powers and our perception of the other world. In fact, the closer we come to the Full moon, the stronger and more aspiring are our intuitive powers, which in turn, leads to a new level of awareness.

The Waxing Moon

Begins the day after the dark moon and culminates at the full moon.

This is a time of growth, when the moon is re-emerging from her dark phase, growing each evening in intensity and light. This is the time to do spells of invocation, of reception, a time to work magic to draw something to you.

The Elements: Seasonal Timing


December 21 to March 20
(winter solstice to eve of spring equinox)

Direction: North
Time of Day: 12pm-12am

Spell for Today~Protection

Spell for protection against any EvilYou Need:Your Staff/wandSilver or blue shiny glitterA quiet place- best outdoorsYou will need your staff (or wand) for this spell. It is best if the staff used is blue, white of silver- The easiest way to achieve this is to bind a ribbon, or ribbons, of the color around it for the spell.  This means you can remove them afterwards.1.  It is best to go outside for this spell, as the airmovement will help disperse the glitter, and the magick.2.  Cast a circle, or create a sacred space.3.  Go to each quarter in turn (start with the West, thenNorth, East and south), and pound or tap the ground withyour staff/wand chanting:“I call thee, you who guard the watchtowers of the(direction) to guide me through the darkness, and ensuremy safety”.  Do this for all 4 quarters.4.  Stand in the center and say,“In the shadows, evils hide,Ready to draw me from love’s side,But with your help I shall be strongAnd banish all that do me wrongSend them away, send them astrayNever again to pass my way,So mote it be”As you say the last 3 lines, scatter the glitter in a circle around you.5. Close the circle, and have something to eat to restore your energies!

Today's Health Herb~Ginger

Ginger Zingiber officinale

Common Names
Ginger Root , Luyang Dilaw
Botanical Name
Zingiber officinale

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Ginger Root

[remedy] How to Use| Side Effects | Plant & Garden| Aromatherapy Oil |

Medicinal Uses: * Amenorrhea * Aromatherapy * Arthritis * Ayurvedic * Bruises/sprains * Cardiovascular * Cholesterol * Circulation * Colds * Cramps/abdominal * Culinary/Kitchen * Digestion * Dysmenorrhea * Fibromyalgia * Flu * Herbal Teas * IBS * Longevity Tonics * Lupus * Nausea * Rheumatoid_arthritis * Thanksgiving Harvest 
Properties: * Analgesic * Anodyne * AntiCancer * Antioxidant * Antirheumatic * Antispasmodic * Aphrodisiac * Aromatic * Astringent * Bitter * Muscle Relaxant * Stimulant * Vasodilator * Warm
Parts Used: Root
Constituents: volatile oil, (mainly zingiberone and bisabolene), oleoresin (containing the pungent principles gingerols, shogaols and zingerone), fats, protein, starch, vitamins a and b, minerals, amino acids.

How to Use: Ginger

Health benefits of Ginger: Ginger can be used safely to treat a wide range of health problems, from simple nauseato arthritis. (Weed) The aspect I most appreciate about ginger is what a good supporting player it is in herbal formulas. Ginger combines well with many herbs, improving taste and potency. Ginger speeds up the delivery of healthy plant chemicals into the bloodstream. Ginger is also a blood thinner, which may help reduce angina episodes by lowering cholesterol. The increase in blood flow helps relieveabdominal cramps and open the pelvis to bring on menstruation. (Gladstar, 36)

Ginger in Chinese herbal medicine: Ginger may be one of the most important plants used in herbal medicine, it is certainly one of the most used. The cultivation of this plant extends so far back in human history that specific origins are hard to trace, however, ginger is mentioned in the eldest medical texts from both India and China. Ginger is one of the most prescribed herbs in TCM, Sheng-jiang (fresh ginger) is used in the treatment of colds for it's ability to eliminate toxins and raise body heat. (Foster, Steven, Chongxi)

Sesame seeds and sesame seed oil are used for food and skin care and have a rich tradition of medicinal use. Sesame seeds are used in Chinese medicine as a treatment forhair loss, and as a liver tonic, according to pharmacognosist Albert Leung, Ph.D. Both ginger root and sesame are invigorating to the scalp and can stimulate hair growth. For a ginger oil treatment, grate fresh ginger root and mix it with sesame oil. Massage the ginger oil into your scalp and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse and shampoo your hair.

Ginger Root Tea: Make the firm, smooth skinned roots of fresh ginger root a household staple, and keep plenty of ginger on hand for both herbal medicine and healthy cooking. Drink ginger tea as a delicious daily tonic to enjoy its many benefits on your health and well being.


Preparation Methods & Dosage :Ginger root tea is a light golden color, and the taste is spicy, hot, and sweet. The fresh root makes a slightly sweet tea, dried ginger is slightly hotter and drier. Ginger is one of my favorite teas, as a single ingredient and as an addition to other herbal blends. You should drink ginger tea daily for a healthy tonic. Hot ginger tea served with lemon and honey is a delicious way to control nausea of all types- especially effective in curbing motion sickness, morning sickness, and postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea. Ginger also improves digestion, which can prevent stomach upsets from occuring. The fresh grated ginger root, readily available at most food stores, is a great addition to herbal teas, adding a spicy, hot zest to your favorite dishes. The essential oil is marvelous in massage blends and aroma lamps. Ginger combines well with turmeric, which is also anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving.

Ginger : Essential Oil Profile

Ginger oil has a warm, spicy-woody odor. Warms the body and relaxes tight and sore muscles.



Traditional Chinese Medicine [traditional Chinese medicine]

The Chinese names for ginger Gan-jiang dried ginger, and Sheg-jiang, fresh ginger, mean to defend, suggesting that ginger helps protect the body from cold. Pulverized fresh ginger applied as a poultice to the head two to three times a day was once used as a (Chinese) folk treatment for baldness, and fresh ginger rubbed on the affected area is a folk remedy for vitiligo. The juice squeezed from the fresh root has also been used in the treatment of burns. In modern China ginger is probably used in half of all Chinese herbal prescriptions. Chinese healers believe than even moderate amounts of ginger tea strengthen the lungs and the kidneys.

Ayurvedic Medicine  [ayurvedic medicinea] Ginger is an important part of Ayurvedic medicine and cooking, and may have originated in tropical Indian.

Ginger Side Effects: Ginger is a blood thinner, if you are taking prescription blood thinners, have a bleeding disorder, or have gallbladder disease don't take medicinal doses of ginger. Pregnant women should be cautious in their use of ginger, it can stimulate the uterus. If this is a concern for you, consider using Cardamom instead.

Plant Description

[Zingiber officinale]  
Ginger with flowers

Flowers: In Hawaii, ginger flowers and pinkish, white. Chinese species bear yellowish, green flowers
Plant Class:Tuber- perennial reed-like
Leaves: Swordlike leafy stems that branch off a corn-like stalk
Rhizome: Fleshy, aromatic and covered with a light green skin. Older roots, like most seen in grocery stores have a light tan skin.
Preferred Habitat:Tropical
Flowering Season:Spring
Distribution: Native to East Asia and tropical Australia

The ginger family of plants is a tropical group, and the genus Zingiber includes about 85 species of aromatic herbs from East Asia and tropical Australia. Ginger flowers have an aromatic smell, but the ginger root, properly called a rhizome, is considered the most useful part of the plant. The odor of ginger is penetrating and aromatic, its taste spicy hot and biting.

Regional Traditions :African * Ayurvedic * Southeast Asia * Traditional Chinese Medicine*

How to Grow Ginger

Ginger can be grown outdoors only in the southernmost U.S., and it thrives in Hawaii. It can be grown indoors as a container plant in colder climes, it requires bright light, warm conditions and high humidity. Young ginger roots are the best for planting. Chinese food markets are a good source, look for those roots with greenish tinted skins. Planters should be at least 10 inches deep.


History and Traditions & Folklore

Zingiber officinale has been cultivated for so long that its exact origin is unclear. Used for a millennia in both China and India, it reached the West at least two thousand years ago. The Spanish conquistadors brought ginger from Spain, and it was established as a commercial crop in Jamaica. 

~*Your Daily Fortunes for Monday January 26th, 2015*~

Tarot~The Hierophant
Traditionally known as the Hierophant, this card refers to a Master and the learning of practical lessons from the study of Natural Law. This energy of this card points to some agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the moon and tides, the links between human beings and the heavens. 

Because monasteries were the only places a person could learn to read and write in the middle ages, a Hierophant was one to whom a student would petition for entry. He was the one to set the curriculum for the neophyte's course of study. 

Often pictured with the right hand raised in blessing, the Hierophant is linked with the ancient lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, the one who passes on the teachings. All shamans of any tradition draw upon this archetype.

Norse Rune~Othala


Phonetic Value
" Long O "

Hereditary land, possession

Home or homeland. Inheritance. Estate, possessions

Associated Gods

Astrological Correspondence
The Full Moon

Magickal Uses
For aquiring land or property, to complete a project, to strengthen family ties

This rune represents a wealth that cannot be sold. Its shape shows an enclosure whose contents cannot be taken away. Symbolically Othala maintains the existing state of things. It resists arbitrary rules, preserving individual and collective liberty within the framework of natural law. It is important to note that Othala is more than just physical property. It is also our cultural and spiritual heritage that is passed down to us by our ancestors.

At this time of re-focusing, fix your goal firmly in your mind and let your thoughts attract the energy you need to reach it. You must concentrate to read all the signs, but don't try to force the issues. Your objective is like a wild bird in the palm of your hand. If you grip too tightly, you risk killing it.

Reverse Meaning
You are called upon to be totally honest, as you shed that which is holding you back. To flow is the proper attitude, not rigidity in the old ways or habits. Do not the mechanical or robot like in your actions, be aware of the changes going on around you.

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

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

Totem Animal~Eagle

Eagle soars high enough to see the grand panorama of life, and yet has vision keen enough to spot a fish a mile away. How's your vision? Are you seeing the big picture or are you only concentrating on the fish? Eagle is asking you to take a step back so you can once again see the whole. You've gotten so lost in the trees you've forgotten the forest.

Faery Oracle for the Week~Card: 20 Review and Contemplation – from the Guardian Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.

“This is a very important moment in your life. Everything that has happened up until now has helped define who you are . What you do best will define who you will become. In this magic moment between what has been and what will be, take time to reflect and contemplate. What is your calling? Who are you, and what do you want to be? Resist the temptation to focus on sad reflection about the past. This should be a moment of personal power and optimism.”

Message from the Faeries: As we always do, we are asking you to take this time this week to think deeply about which direction you would like to see your life going in. What is it that you really, really want? Who do you see yourself becoming? Be very, very honest with yourself. Have zero shame or fear of who this person is.

You’ve accomplished so much, so far, in your life and you should be proud to the very core of all the great things you’ve achieved. Respect and honour everything that has lead you up to this very moment, for every moment is a moment of greatness. This is not the time to wallow in pity or to feel sorry for yourself. You are great and your life is a miracle-blessing. You are your own greatest achievement.

After you have acknowledged all of your accomplishments, we would like you then to imagine yourself over the next few months and the direction you feel yourself being pulled towards. Ask yourself if this is really, truly where you want to be. It’s great if the answer is yes, and it is great if the answer is no. If the answer is yes, keep going the way you are going. If the answer is no, do not feel guilty or bad at all! You are exactly where you are supposed to be in this very moment, but it’s now time to go in a different direction then you had anticipated. This might rock the boat a little, but that’s quite alright. This is your ride and you are the captain. Sail to where you feel the winds blowing you.

We can feel and see that most of you are at this crossroads that you weren’t expecting to encounter. You thought you wanted something, but it turns out it isn’t what you really want. Perhaps you were relying to much on the guidance of others, or maybe you weren’t searching deep enough. Sometimes it’s difficult to be honest with yourself about what it is truly that you desire. Regardless of the reason for the change of heart, feel the excitement deep inside you, for this new course of action is going to bring you so many new and wonderful opportunities. Change is good – always!

The Fae & her faeries


Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You may be restless today if your desires aren't being completely satisfied. Although relaxing while you have the chance is usually a good idea, you prefer excitement rather than the peace and quiet you are offered. There's no doubt that life would be simpler for all involved if you could just settle your energy, but denying your feelings only makes matters worse. Do yourself a favor and let others know what you want without making any unreasonable demands. Speaking your truth is appreciated more than you might think.

Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
There are undercurrents of unspoken feelings that can hijack a conversation before it even gets off the ground. Unfortunately, your friends and relatives may not be listening carefully enough now to fully understand your message. Even if it seems as if you're being heard, others are only glimpsing a part of the picture. Being patient works to your advantage, for you can inadvertently push someone away by sharing too much, too fast. You can't go wrong if you unfold your story one step at a time and allow your audience a chance to take it all in.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
You are better off saying less today because your words might end up misrepresenting your true intentions. Rather than relying on your quick wit, open your senses to direct impressions and act on your perceptions. Don't bother rationalizing your choices or justifying your gut feelings that lead you toward a particular destination. Listen to your instincts; you can always fill in the details afterward. Follow your heart now and not your head.

Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Your network of friends and acquaintances is a source of great stability and inspiration today, so listen closely to any advice they are willing to give. Although you're not required to follow anyone's lead, others offer practical approaches that could help you handle a sticky situation. Lingering self-doubt won't magically disappear, so be gentle now when judging yourself against your own heightened expectations. Contrary to your current worries, there isn't a hurry when it comes to untangling the mystery that is you.

Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You're uncertain about a significant choice you must make now, but rest assured there isn't any one single path that's clearly right or wrong. Whatever you currently decide, your route will be a circuitous one and the detours will teach you lessons that you might have missed by zipping along unimpeded. Don't take yourself so seriously; you will have a very different perspective on what happened when you look back in a couple of months. Maintaining a healthy sense of humor saves the day.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You may feel a sense of relief because you see a friend or partner in a more realistic light today. You're comforted by the realization that you can make concrete decisions based on what you know, rather than flying by the seat of your pants. However, it's still wise to act with caution because you could miss crucial information that catches you off guard if you become too complacent. No one knows better than you that it never hurts to pay extra attention to the subtle nuances and the pesky details.
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Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Trusting those closest to you helps to reduce your current confusion about your work plans for next week. Thankfully, you are in an excellent position to turn any lack of clarity in your favor if you're not too eager to change everything all at once. Today's lesson is about letting go of control, so roll with the incoming waves without resistance. Having a flexible agenda is more important now than proving the strength of your willpower. Your willingness to compromise comes in handy when you need it the most.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Karmic forces are at play behind the scenes, making or breaking a potential romance. The Moon's current visit to your 7th House of Partners, combined with several planets chilling in your 5th House of Love, is a powerful energetic mix that blasts open your heart or increases your awareness of your desires. Thankfully, there's no need to push for the resolution of a relationship issue now; instead, just allow the current events to unfold without adding pressure to the situation. Giving deep feelings a day or two to work their way to the surface may be enough to change the game.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You prefer doing your chores the same way you've done them in the past now that the Moon has settled into your 6th House of Habits. Although you might have your methodology all figured out, your coworkers have a different agenda in mind for you. There's no need to stir up any resentment from others today; acknowledge those who are in charge and work with them rather than against them. You can accomplish more if you're willing to compromise and save your battles for another day when there are more important matters at stake.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You are a wellspring of innovative ideas when it comes to new ways of making money, but it might seem as if your timing is slightly off. Nevertheless, you can still make solid progress today, even if you underestimate the amount of time needed to complete a project. Methodical Saturn's influence is strong now, making it possible to achieve your goals as long as you don't take any shortcuts. There may be more exciting strategies later on, but for now playing it safe is your most reliable route to success.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You could sidestep unnecessary trouble today by remembering that you can't possibly have all the answers to every question. Although this warning might sound unnecessary, a momentary glimpse of awareness can be dangerous if it tricks you into believing that you understand more than you really do. Nevertheless, your mind is able to grasp complex mental relationships if you give it the chance. Instead of impulsively acting on your assumptions, reconsider all the facts from the ever-changing perspective of now.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Magic follows you around today, yet this intangible buzz can grow annoying if you try to establish direct correlations between your actions and your goals. Unfortunately, relying on your common sense lures you down a path of elusive expectations that may create disappointment rather than satisfaction. However, nearly anything is possible now once you accept that reality is not playing by the causal rules of the material world. If you can conjure up an image in your dreams, you stand an excellent chance of turning it into something tangible.

Be Blessed Pagans!

~Elder Airwolf~

~*~In the Stars for Monday January 26th, 2015~*~

Monday 26th January 2015
Moon 28° Aries sextiles Venus 28° Aquarius

First Quarter (waxing/90-135 degrees)
January 26, 2015 — Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it's appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your "sixth sense" as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

Monday 26th January 2015 - Moon in Aries
Clarity will ensure you Change Your Mind and make good Decisions
You should have realized by today that Sun in Aquarius means CHANGE - and just the fact that on Monday 26th January 2015 you will wake up feeling more excited, optimistic and happier than you have done in the past few years - you realize that something is in the Aquarian AIR - and as I've said it's actually due Saturn in Sagittarius which has begun a NEW destined karmic phase in everyone's lives - a time for expansion, happiness and enjoyment through connectivity with other people and the creating of all levels of relationships. Sun in Aquarius is liberating everyone to live the NEW phase that Saturn in Sagittarius defines.
Its' destined purpose is to positively make the world a happier place - and that's when expansion and goodness will happen - as everyone will OPEN up to want relationships and friendships - as everyone will feel positive and optimistic about the future. Saturn in Sagittarius will ensure - all your friendships are the right ones for you - and that you REBEL against and THROW away anything "dead" or "negative" or "outdated" for this new phase of your life.
Hence, the weekend's election in Greece will create a democratic revolution - to liberate them from the burden of debt. Which in turn is going to send shock-waves of inexplicable excitement [and turmoil] throughout the whole world. Aquarian energies believe ANY change is better than NO change. I mention this specifically as an example - as the Mercury retrograde in Aquarius - contrary to other astrologers beliefs - I strongly believe that Mercury retrogrades are important positive times to sort out the "past" and to heal the "past" - and in Aquarius - house of finances, money, expansion and global prosperity - it will ensure everyone "deals" with and sorts out their finances - and that's why Greece as a collective democratic nation will sort out their finances by rebelling against Europe.
Due to Aquarius aspects - concentrating on finances and money - and the fact that the reason there's stagnation in many people's lives that's created by "money" problems - therefore - you can expect "MONEY" - in a global way - being the center of focus on Monday and throughout Moon in Taurus on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
Indeed, on Sunday Greece votes - and it's predictably unpredictable what will happen - but lets say they vote to leave the Euro - default of there debts - sending shockwaves throughout the financial world - devalue currencies and make everyone realize that paper-money is only as much as the governments define. Which will have the effect to Boost spending and property markets. I'm not predicting this will happen - but the unexpected nature of Aquarius - could do this - in which case if you're living in Europe - get some Euros out of the bank - in case the banks close on Monday !
Whatever it is that happens during Moon in Aries - will be STRONG enough to make you see that your life is changing and facets needs changing - then you'll understand that any change is better than stagnation. Remember during the journey of Sun in Aquarius - it is just a journey - each event that happens is not the end destination - so let things keep on moving - adapt to changes and keep going forward.
More than likely - you will be asking yourself - "is this really what I want with my life" - especially as numerous changes, opportunities and possibilities present themselves . You might say you want it - but deep inside you the truth is you might not - or vice-versa. All I can say to you - is be honest - and go with your instincts.
The secret to your individual success - is say YES to what's being offered to you - if you truly feel it's right for you - let the flow of energy manifest in the destined events - and don't hide your emotions - tell the TRUTH - at least be honest with yourself - let yourself decide by the positive happiness you genuinely feel exuding from within and into your aura - and if you're in relationships - let others know the truth that you're happy with the positive changes too.
Monday 26th January 2015 - Moon enters Taurus
Initially Refreshing and unusually strong ..... until .....
Due to the fact that each day of Sun in Aquarius creates a NEW set of astrological changes each and everyday - with no two days the same - I will be explaining each day of each Moon transit individually. However as explained [below in the footnotes] if normally the transit of Moon in Taurus is always good for you - then it will be good for you too throughout the whole transit as usual - even so - you'll see, sense and notice the difficulties that everyone else experiences - even if you don't experience them yourself.
The reason for these unusual changes is that all the LIGHT created by the Moon and all the planets in the solar system is coming from the Sun in Aquarius - usually when the Moon and planets transit the star signs - they unlock the energy of that star sign - but during the liberating YANG energies of Sun in Aquarius - the influence of the Sun's energy and light on all the other planets is more stronger than usual.
That's why you've seen Mars in Pisces and soon to be Venus in Pisces - working on a facet of your life that's actually been neglected, dead and dormant for at least the past 2 years - and for some of you for the past 4-5 years - that's because this year the Sun in Aquarius is completely liberated and supported by Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries and even Jupiter in Leo - to unlock every stagnant situation and to create things to happen from nowhere - ensuring that things change for the better.
Initially when Moon enters Taurus - you will sense the shift - and it will initially feel good - because Aquarian energies love any change - you'll be sensing life is moving forward - and that's the truth - we're all on the non-stop journey towards Moon in Gemini => Moon in Cancer => Full Moon in Leo on 3rd February 2015. The problems which will arise during Moon in Taurus will begin on Tuesday [on Monday in USA] due to the fixed and stubborn earth sign nature of Taurus energies.

Be Blessed Today!
~Elder Airwolf~

Just for Today Correspondence~Monday January 26th, 2015


Planet - Moon

Spells/Magic – home, pets, family, dreams, feminine issues, psychic development, astral travel, divination, peace, healing, caring, fertility.

Magical aspects: peace, sleep , healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility.

Oils - jasmine , sandalwood, lemon, coconut,peppermint,

Trees and plants and herbs – aloe,gardenia,grape,jasmine, lemon,mallow,moonflower,poppy,pumpkin,sandalwood,pine,willow tree,

Magical stones : moonstone , pearl, clear quartz

Colours - white, silver, grey, pearl, lavender, ivory

Metal - Silver

Energy Type – Female

Dieties: personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artimis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent.

Monday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Psychic Pursuits, Psychology, Dreams, Astral Travel, Imagination, Women’s Mysteries, Reincarnation, Short Trips, Women, Children, Public, Domestic Concerns, Emotions, Fluids, Magick, Spirituality, Nursing, Full moon magic, Purity, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Warding off Doubts and Fears, Anything to do with Water and Bodies of Water, Antiques, Trip Planning, Household Activities, Initiation, Astrology, New-Age Pursuits, Archetypes, Totem Animals, Shape-shifting and Religious Experiences.

Monday: The Moon; best for emotionally based spellwork, such us attracting confidence and intuition, protection spells, clairvoyance etc..

Waxing Moon 
The waxing moon is the period between the New moon and Full moon. This is a special time for expansion and growth, and accumulating strength. It is also an appropriate time for preparing your magical spells for the most promising time, which is the three days before the moon is full. The waxing moon aids the accomplishment of any undertakings, whether of a practical or spiritual nature. For witches it is a time for quests for empowerment and a period in which to enhance our magical powers and our perception of the other world. In fact, the closer we come to the Full moon, the stronger and more aspiring are our intuitive powers, which in turn, leads to a new level of awareness.

The Elements: Seasonal Timing


December 21 to March 20
(winter solstice to eve of spring equinox)

Direction: North
Time of Day: 12pm-12am


Planet:  Moon

Color:  silver, blue, gray

Herbs: bladderwrack, calamus, camellia, clematis, club moss, dulse, gardenia, grape, passion flower, jasmine, lily, lotus, moonflower, moonwort, myrrh, poppy, sandalwood, willow

 Stones: aquamarine, chalcedony moonstone, mother-of-pearl, sapphire, quartz (clear)

Element: Water

Energies: magick for the goddess, healing, visions, dreams, intuition, divination, clairvoyance, women?s issues, motherhood, fertility.

Spell for the Day~Protection

Spell for Protection in Snow

ou will need:

One peppercorn
A pinch of salt
Pinch of powdered ginger
Pinch of powdered cloves
A small pinch of red cotton cloth

Place the peppercorn in your bowl saying and visualizing:

I charge you with protection

Place the salt in saying:

I charge you with stability

Place the cayenne pepper in saying:

I charge you with warmth.

Place the ginger in saying:

I charge you with protection

Place the cloves in saying:

I charge you with protection.

Mix the assembled spices and salt with your fingers, visualize yourself having a safe health, guarded time. Now transfer the herbs to the center of the cloth squares.

Fold in half and in half again and sew up the ends. Carry this with you.

Make a new charm ever snowy season.

Be Blessed Today!

~Elder Airwolf~

Aquarius You Rock!

In the same way that every year has its own dynamics so too does each month, with January a month where the two come together. You've moved into one of your most important years ever for friendship and relationship building, with communication in the very centre of this. This is thanks to a powerful alliance that is just coming together between Uranus in your communication sector, lucky Jupiter in your relationship sector and Saturn in your friendship sector, something that is still taking shape and will be a work in progress for the majority of the year. In the meantime, there is likely to be a sense this month that you've got one foot in the past and another in the future, but in a way that you should be familiar with by now. With the Sun returning to your sign to kick off your birthday month and new solar year on the 20th January, it's always going to be your reality that as you move into the new calendar year you're also in the final weeks of your old solar year, with one eye on the rear view mirror and another on the road ahead, especially once the Sun returns. This year this has not only already begun as you move into the New Year, it's been underway for nearly 4 weeks. You'll move into the New Year with Mars already in your sign, so you'll not only be excited about moving forward, with a good sense of what excites you, your passions and fighting spirit, but impatient to move on. With Venus returning to your sign on the 4th January and Mercury on the 5th January heart and mind will be ready to move on as well, with your new solar year underway in all but name. While Mars won't be here when the Sun returns he'll get your new solar year off to an impassioned start, while from the 12th January turning his focus onto income matters, where with a sledgehammer in his hand he'll be ready to smash some glass ceilings.


 "A gentle sort and a lovable breed- no meanness of heart is theirs, and of riches they have neither need nor surfeit." (Manilius 1st Century)

The Water Carrier has been associated throughout history with the gods, and how they nourish and energize the earth. One of the first and most famous Water Carrier's was the Greek God Zeus.

Astrological Element: Air

Air in the zodiac symbolizes both intellect and communication. Air signs are also traditionally great thinkers, and love to analyze situations. Just like the wind they won't always be calm and collected, so look out for the raging storms. Fresh winds can also indicate movement and new beginnings.

Star-Stone: Turquoise

Turquoise stones are often found, and mined in Australia, South America, Iran and Tibet. It ranges in color from sky blue to green and has many mystical properties. It was said to help prevent falling from horses, and when fixed to a bow would ensure arrows would always hit their target. In modern times the stone has also been linked to happiness and good fortune.

Aquarius Characteristics:

Aquarians are one of the few star signs you can't really generalize about, as no two are alike. Individuality is the main buzz word with this sign, which can sometimes mean they are hard to relate to and understand. An Aquarian can be unpredictable and will often add surprising opinions to a debate.

Compatibility With Aquarius:

An Aquarian is a creative, independent spirit, so will generally not be a match with those star signs that are dependent in nature. Although they desire intellectual stimulation, they can flourish in many relationships that give them the freedom to do so. This outlook on life and their creative nature means they will get on best with other air signs, (Gemini and Libra), and fire signs, (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius).