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

Intermediate Witch Class~Week 5

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INTERMEDIATE WITCH CLASS

WEEK V

STUDENT EDITION

 

 

Q: 1

Name the meditations, name the three aspects we can connect with?

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Q: 2

Name three positive and three negative aspects to doing and not doing meditation?

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Q: 3

What is Ritual Meditation?

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Q:4

What is meditation of the Craft?

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Q: 5

What is “knowing a person meditation,' and what is it used for?

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Q: 6

In “dark power tools,” what is the black mirror used for, and what is the gourd rattle used for?

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Q: 7 b

If you were to make your own gourd rattle, what “ogham's, runes and dark power colors would you use and why for what purpose?

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pg 84-86

student choice ( be creative but specific not to confuse the main purpose of your rattle. Make any variety of combinations)

 

Q: 8

When would be a good time to empower your dark aspect tool, and what is that moon called?

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Q: 9

What is the “Oracle Cave Meditation: use for?

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Q: 10

What is the name of famous oracle cave, who was it sacred to and for how long?

 

 

 

Q: 11

What are the three basic types of purpose for a spell, and define what each one is used for?

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Q: 12

What is a deflection, reflection, and return to sender spell and what do we use them for?

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Q: 13

What are the four magical methods of conducting spells?

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Q: 14

What is “sympathetic magic?”

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Q: 15

What is “comparative magic?”

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Q: 16

What is “directive magic?”

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Q: 17

What is “transference magic,” and what are the risks of using it?

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Q: 18

Sensing energy isn't about getting the answers correct; it's about interpreting new information in a fashion that is uniquely your own. You will be preforming the following exercises and summarizing your experience for each one.

 

Exercise (1) Sensing Energy?

Summarize experience:

 

Exercise (2) Kim's Game?

Note you can do this without a partner just place the objects in the beginning of the day, and go back in the evening without looking at them sit, meditate, and proceed.

Summarize experience:

 

Exercise (3) Creative Visualization?

Summarize experience:

 

Q: 19

What is “aspecting and invocations?'

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Q: 20

Name five ways of raising energy?

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Q: 21

We know grounding is important after raising energy because otherwise one could burn out, but what about casting a circle, do we need one and if so when?

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Q: 22

Why is it important to take down a circle?

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SPELL ASSIGNMENT:

All students are required to preform a “meditation of knowing spell” on the next dark moon, November 21st. Documentation of this spell is due with your November 27 test.

 

Please read the test carefully for its going to be more complicated and demanding as we go along. The spell to do at the end is mandatory and timing is essential. I want each of you to use your conversion table format from the last chapter but in your own time zone. Use the days (dawn, midday, sunset, and midnight, seasons, as well as the day aspect to your conversion. Please include your geographical time zone and season for it. As we do spells you will be using this format to each one so please make your own personal copy for these conversions and aspects.
Have fun )O(

 

 

 

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Institution of Magick

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Basic Witch Class-Week 5

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LOP BASIC WITCH CLASS

WEEK -5 MAGIC

(Student Edition)

1:Q

Do you have to be religious to practice magic?

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2:Q

What did Ann Moura detach herself from and why?

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3:Q

What is the three functioning levels of a witch or Wiccan?

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4:Q

What type of witch do you consider yourself to be according to Ann's descriptions?

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5:Q

What was the image that Ann's mother did candle magic to?

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6:Q Does a witch have to dress, ear or perform ritual in a certain way to be effective magically, and what makes a green witch?

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7: Q

According to Ann, is it proper to incorporate the use of the Native American spiritual ritual tradition to yours and why?

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8: Q

What types of magic are there?

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9: Q

Name the 13 components of ritual magic?

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10: Q

What is the significance of the circle?

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11: Q

What is the purpose for making magical preparations?

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12: Q

What can happen if you do not ground after raising energy?

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13: Q

How many Runic Tables are there?

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14: Q

What are the accompanying symbols meanings?

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15: Q

Which rune witches should not use and why?

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If a witch were to use this rune, what rule would they break and why?

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17: Q

What are candles used for in magic?

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18: Q

What are some of the benefits we receive from lighting a candle in simple prayer/devotions.

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19: Q

What are some of the divination's Ann mentions in this capture?

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20: Q

How many divination symbols did Ann list, and which one would you use the most and why?

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*Select a Spell of the week from your Craft Companion. See if you can locate one that would represent your experience with you Samhain Ritual if possible.


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Witchy Samhain Sabbat Foods

MULLED CIDER WITH SPICES

4-5 cups apple cider 
3-4 cloves
2 sticks cinnamon

In a large saucepan, heat cider, but do not boil. Serve in a large cauldron.

PUMPKIN BREAD

2 cups pumpkin, canned or cooked
1 cup melted butter or margarine, lightly salted
3/4 cup water
4 eggs
3 2/3 cups flour
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Blend pumpkin, butter, water, and eggs until mixed. Add flour, sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking soda. Then add raisins and nuts. Form loaf in greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until top is golden brown.

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ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Seeds of one pumpkin, washed
1 1/2 Tbl. vegetable oil
Salt, to taste

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread clean, dry pumpkin seeds on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Drizzle with vegetable oil and add salt to taste. Bake 25 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly browned.

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SPICED HOT CHOCOLATE

3 ounces semi-sweet dark chocolate, grated
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp each cinnamon and cloves
Dash vanilla extract

Slowly heat chocolate and milk in saucepan until chocolate has melted and blended in. Add cinnamon and cloves and stir. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and serve. Makes two servings.

Remembrance Cookies

 

These cookies can be made on Samhain Eve. They can be shaped like people (use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to achieve this easily) and the herb rosemary is added to the dough as a symbol of remembrance. Some of the cookies are eaten while telling stories or attributes of special ancestors, reminding us that we still have access to their strengths--or perhaps a predisposition to their weaknesses. The rest of the cookies are left outside by a bonfire or by window next to a black candle as an offering. This can be a solemn ritual, but it need not be.

Ingredients for the cookies:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1 egg
2 t. vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar
1 1/2 T. chopped fresh rosemary (substitute dry)

Please note: Small - t - = TEASPOON, big -T- = TABLESPOON

Heat oven 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, almond extract, and rosemary until creamy. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Fold flour mixture into sugar mixture. Beat until dough forms and refrigerate for three hours. Divide dough into halves. Roll out one portion to 3/16 of an inch on a floured surface. Cut out with gingerbread women or men cutters and place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Repeat rolling and cutting with second portion of dough. Bake for 5-7 minutes. You can also punch a hole in top of each cookie with a wooden skewer (BEFORE baking) and thread black ribbon through, these can be hung for decorations, or top gifts.

~ Barbara Morris

The Pumpkin-of-Passion Love Spell

 

 

To bring two people together in a romantic fashion, perform this amatory enchantment during the Venus hour on Halloween. Ancient occult tradition holds that the hours ruled by the planet Venus and under the influence of the Roman love Goddess after whom this planet is named are the ideal hours for casting love spells. They are also believed to be the appropriate times for brewing love potions (known as “philters” in ancient times), performing love divinations, and basically engaging in any form of magick relating to matters of the heart. The best time to perform these is during the planetary hours of Venus.

According to the ancient grimoire (textbook of magick) known as The Key of Solomon, the planetary hours of Venus for each day of the week are as follows:

SUNDAY: 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd hour from sunrise.

MONDAY: 6th, 13th, and 20th hour from sunrise.

TUESDAY: 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th hour from sunrise.

WEDNESDAY: 7th, 14th, and 21st hour from sunrise.

THURSDAY: 4th, 11th, and 18th hour from sunrise.

FRIDAY: 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd hour from sunrise.

SATURDAY: 5th, 12th, and 19th hour from sunrise.

Using a consecrated athalme, cut a lid in the top of a small pumpkin. Remove the lid and clean out the pumpkin. Then place inside of the pumpkin the following magickal ingredients: a heart-shaped piece of red wax upon which the names (written in runes—characters of ancient alphabets, particularly Teutonic, Scandinavian, and Anglo-Saxon) and astrological symbols of the two intended lovers have been inscribed, a lock of hair from each person at whom this spell is directed, a handful of red or pink rose petals (a plant associated with love magick), a seashell (a symbol sacred to the love Goddess Aphrodite), and a pinch of powdered orris root (a powerful ingredient of love spells).

Replace the lid on the top of the pumpkin, and enchant it by thrice reciting the following incantation over it:

 

EARTH BELOW AND MOON ABOVE,
BRING TO LIFE THIS CHARM OF LOVE.
WITH THY SECRET POWERS TRUE
LET THE PANGS OF LOVE ENSUE.
MOON ABOVE AND EARTH BELOW,
I PRAY THEE YEARNING TO BESTOW
UPON THE TWO WHO SHARE ONE HEART:
LET NOW THE ENCHANTMENT START.
SO MOTE IT BE!
 

Wrap the pumpkin in a piece of red satin and secretly bury it in the ground at night when the moon is shining bright. The pumpkin-of-passion love spell is now complete.

To reverse this spell, carefully dig up the heart-shaped piece of red wax and destroy it by casting it into a fire or into a pot of boiling water as you recite the original incantation backwards. Be sure to do this on a night when the moon is in a waning phase, for this is the appropriate time to reverse love spells and perform magick that brings things to an end.

If done correctly, the magickally inspired feelings of love between the two people whose names were inscribed upon the wax will immediately begin to subside.

 

Runes for Samhain

 

Before you carve you Samhain pumpkin, remember the runes. You can add more magick and meaning into your lantern by carving certain runes. The most important rune to add is eihwaz, because the lantern's purpose is to call/invite the spirits (perhaps your friends or family and ancestors that are on the other side) but we must remember to defend against ones that may not be so friendly. Once the pumpkin has been completed, carve eihwaz into the base under your candle. Remember to evoke its name, not just its image. Other possible runes to incorporate would be wunjo (perhaps as the eyes) |> |> and kano to brighten the way (sideways kanos can be the silly \/\/\/\/\/ mouth). Use your imagination and your intuition to guide the spirits this year. Just remember to evoke the runes by speaking their names slowly and concentrating on their meaning as you carve. So mote it be! Blessings to you all Samhain Eve!

~Elder Airwolf~

Ritual for Samhain by Scott Cunningham (beginners)

Place upon the altar apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, spuashes and other late autumn fruits. Autumn flowers such as marigolds and chrysanthemums are fine too. Write on a piece of paper an aspect of your life which you wish to be free of: anger, a baneful habit, misplaced feelings, disease. The cauldron or some similar tool must be present before the altar as well, on a trivet or some other heat-proof surface (if the legs aren't long enough). A small, flat dish marked with an eight-spoked wheel symbol should also be there. (On a flat plate or dish, paint a large circle. Put a dot in the centre of this circle and paint eight spokes radiating out from the dot to the larger circle. - A symbol of the Sabbats, a symbol of timelessness.)

Prior to the ritual, sit quietly and think of friends and loved ones who have passed away. Do not despair. Know that they have gone on to greater things. Keep firmly in mind that the physical isn't the absolute reality, and that souls never die.

Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast your circle.

Recite The Blessing Chant:

May the powers of The One,
the source of all creation;
all-pervasive, omnipotent, eternal;
may the Goddess,
the Lady of the Moon;
and the God,
Horned Hunter of the Sun;
rulers of the elemental realms;
may the powers of the stars above and the Earth below,
bless this place, and this time, and I who am with You.

Invoke the Goddess and God. (in your own way)
Lift one of the pomegranates and, with your freshly-washed white-handled knife, pierce the skin of the fruit. Remove several seeds and place them on the wheel-marked dish.

Raise your wand, face the altar and say:

On this night of Samhain I mark your passing,
O Sun King, through the sunset into the Land of the Young.
I mark also the passing of all who have gone before,
and all who will go after. O Gracious Goddess,
Eternal Mother, You who gives birth to the fallen,
teach me to know that in the time of the greatest
darkness there is the greatest light.

Taste the pomegranate seeds; burst them with your teeth and savour their sharp, bittersweet flavour. Look down at the eight-spoked symbol on the plate; the wheel of the year, the cycle of the seasons, the end and beginning of all creation.

Light a fire within the cauldron (a candle is fine). Sit before it, holding the piece of paper, gazing at its flames. Say:

Wise One of the Waning Moon,
Goddess of the starry night,
I create this fire within Your cauldron
to transform that which is plaguing me.
May the energies be reversed:
From darkness, light!
From bane, good!
From death, birth!

Light the paper in the cauldron's flames and drop it inside. As it burns, know that your ill diminishes, lessens and finally leaves you as it is consumed within the universal fires.

If you wish, you may attempt scrying or some other form of divination, for this is a perfect time to look into the past or future. Try to recall past lives too, if you will. But leave the dead in peace. Honour them with your memories but do not call them to you. (Many Wiccans do attempt to communicate with their deceased ancestors and friends at this time... if you must do this... make sure you know how to handle the energies and only do this if you are VERY experienced.) Release any pain and sense of loss you may feel into the cauldron's flames.

Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

[Samhain - All Hallows Eve] Magickal Workings: 
Samhain is one of the most potent nights of the year for magick.

As a cross-quarter day it is a supernatural time, a time outside of time, the night that is not a night, a powerful time of flux and change. This is a good night for: candle magick - astral projection - past life work - dark moon mysteries - mirror spells (reflection) - casting protection - inner work - propitiation - clearing obstacles - uncrossing - inspiration - workings of transition or culmination - manifesting transformation - creative visualization.

Ritual Fire: 
Bonfires to protect the family, coven or land through the winter darkness - bale fire, to erase mistakes and negativity - torches to honor the dead - extinguish all fires then kindle new fire for a fresh start with the new year - burn incense to get the site - set the torc tenned ablaze, a pyramid of timber called the Fire Boar; save the ashes to use as a base for next Samhain's torc tenned - put a candle in the window to help the spirit of a loved one find its way home - light a candle on the ancestral altar - lanterns, jack o'lanterns or candles outdoors to guide the way for spirits and fairies who are abroad this night - light a fire in the cauldron for protection or transformation.

Divination: 
Samhain is a power night for divination: read the tarot cards; use the Wheel of the Year spread to forecast the year ahead - cast runes or the I Ching - scry in crystal balls, dark mirrors, bowls of black ink or pools of water - swing a pendulum, asking yes or no questions - eat an apple in front of a mirror at midnight, by candlelight, to scry your future mate.

Meditation: 
This is a good night for deep reflection and inner work. Meditation themes include: changes, transition, endings and beginnings, passage, return, mortality and reincarnation, chaos leading to reorder.

Spirit work: 
(by invitation, not summons) This is the night when the veil is thinnest, the gates between the worlds are open. Souls of the dead are said to visit their homes at midnight. Possible workings include: a dumb supper for the beloved dead - ouija - séances - trance possession - automatic writing - bury apples as food for hungry spirits - leave spirit plates of food outside your home - set a place for a missed love one at the banquet or dinner table.

New Year workings: 
Release the old: bad habits and toxic relationships, illness, failure and poverty; everything you do not want to carry into the new year - sweep negativity and out of your home - end quarrels - settle debts, make amends or restitution if needed - spells for prosperity and security for your family.

Faery Magick: 
This is a great night for visiting the faery realm but you must return by dawn or remain forever enchanted, unable to return.

Sex Magick: 
Like Beltane opposite it on the wheel of the year, Samhain is a night when the Goddess descends into women. This is an excellent night for sex magick of all kinds, and the Great Rite.

Correspondences

SYMBOL: Black cat, jack o 'lantern, bat, ghost, scarecrow, waning moon. 
GODDESSES: Crone, all crone goddesses, Cerridwen, Hecate, Hel, Oya, the Morrigan, Lilith, Kali, Ishtar, Arianrhod, Rhiannon, Tlazoteotl, Nephthys, Persephone, Beansidhe (Banshee), Inanna, Baba Yaga, Isis, Pomona and Cailleach Beara (Brigid's crone aspect), who is reborn this night. 
GODS: Osiris, the Horned God, Herne the Hunter, Cernunnos, Anubis, Odin, Bran, death gods, dying and rising gods. 
INCENSE: Copal, sandalwood, mastic resin, benzoin, sweetgrass, wormwood: to get the sight, to see the spirits of the returning dead. 
CANDLES: New candles for the new year: black, orange, autumn colors, or black candles for the Lord and the old year, white candles for the Lady and the new year. 
TOOLS: Besom, to sweep out the old year and any negativity it had. 
Cauldron, for transformation. 
Divination tools: Tarot cards, scrying bowl, rune stones, pendulum, mirror, etc. 
PLANT: Pumpkin, apple, grain, pomegranate, mugwort, wormwood, Dittany of Crete, acorn, oak leaf, gourds, root vegetables, rosemary (for remembrance). 
STONE: Obsidian, carnelian, onyx, smoky quartz, jet, bloodstone. 
ANIMAL: Bat, black cat, owl. 
ALTAR DECORATIONS: Autumn leaves, fall flowers, pomegranates, apples, pumpkins, ears of corn, sprays of grain, corn dollies, gourds, nuts, seeds, acorns, chestnuts and images of ancestors are all appropriate. Use whatever is in season where you live, whatever feels right and looks good to you. 
FOOD: Gingerbread, freshly roasted nuts, nut breads, anything made with apples or pumpkin, meat (especially bacon), doughnuts, popcorn, cakes with lucky tokens in them, and red foods because the ancients held them sacred to the dead. DRINK: Mead, apple cider, mulled cider, mulled wine. 
CELEBRATE: Masks, costumes - trick-or-treating - feasting and partying to defy the coming darkness (bob for apples, roast nuts, pop popcorn) - harvest feasts - rituals to honour the dead - Witches' Ball.

Daily Forecast for October 29th, 2014

Blyssful Woden's Day Stargazers~

Crescent Moon
(waxing/40% of illumination)
During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.

 
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Moon 11° Capricorn conjunct Pluto 11° Capricorn
Moon 13° Capricorn squares Uranus [in retrograde] 13° Aries
 
Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You may still be surfing slightly ahead of the cosmic wave, but the tidal backwash finally catches up with you today. You must set a sustainable pace at work or you might find yourself in over your head for the next few weeks. Even though this sounds counter-intuitive, your best strategy now is to slow down. Establish your priorities, map out your activities and then execute your plan with confidence

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You’re humming a happy little tune now that you’re feeling more laid-back. Although you have concrete goals in mind, you’re not as concerned with reaching them today. Of course, certain details sometimes fall through the cracks, but the surprises are at a minimum. It’s as if you worked through the growing pains of a new project and you can finally settle into a manageable routine. But don’t get too comfortable or complacent. It’s one thing to appreciate the simplicity of life; it’s quite another to quit reaching for the stars.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You tend to thrive on being really busy, but it’s not wise to wait for a reality check that tells you to slow down. But you are known to move quickly when you dance the dance of communication. Whether you like it or not, you need to adopt a snail’s pace now and commit to following through on those matters which are most important. Nothing is gained by frantically running around in circles. You will end up accomplishing more if you take on less.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You’re surrounded by people everywhere you go today, leaving you little time to pursue your personal agenda. Perhaps connecting with your peers takes on an even more prominent role in your life if you decide not to strike out on your own now. You might even feel pressured by someone to join them in a project, task or even a fun adventure. Surprisingly, exploring your relationship to others can broaden your horizons on many fronts.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
It’s not that everything needs to come to a complete standstill today, but there are warning signals you should take seriously. Analyze all the possibilities before blindly barreling ahead with your ambitious plans. You can’t just rush through your day without personally impacting others — especially those you love and those who love you. Stick to the tried and true methods to keep everyone happy now and save your creative brilliance for another time.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Sometimes you want to wait for everything to be perfect before allowing yourself to kick up your heels and have fun. In fact, your current circumstances may seem solid and stable enough for you to add some spontaneity and creativity into your life. But don’t try to change so much all at once that you jeopardize your new high hopes before they even get off the ground. Believe it or not, you can mix things up without turning your life upside down.

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You prefer being the type of friend who always gives a kind word of encouragement, but sometimes tough love is the best thing you can offer. If there’s something you’ve been waiting to tell someone, this is an opportune time to tackle a difficult subject. Just because you have a stern message doesn’t mean you can’t be compassionate in your delivery. Don’t second guess your inner voice when it comes to relationships; speaking from your heart demonstrates how much you care.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You have a plethora of communication tools at your disposal now, enabling you to integrate your feelings into your daily life. Perhaps things really are settling down and you will have some time to think about the chaos you recently experienced. But don’t be too hard on yourself while you are weighing and judging your behavior. Being the best you can be is plenty enough for any human — including you.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
It’s time to pull back on the reins of expansion and use your enthusiasm to accomplish as much as possible. Instead of planning for the future, plow the field that you are walking upon now. Take care of the business that is on your desk today, not the business plans for next year’s growth. Be fully present in the moment, whether you’re dealing with home and family issues or professional matters. You won’t go wrong as long as you have the courage to show up and be your authentic self.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You may feel as if your emotions are settling down, but social dynamics could still be extremely confusing. There’s nothing wrong with exhibiting caution, but your feelings may rise so unexpectedly that they could catch you off guard. If you feel like you’re losing your center of gravity, stop and take your bearings. Once you are certain about your current position, you should be able to swing back into motion with no trouble at all.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Unconscious fears and desires may be the source of very real feelings now. Even if you’re in denial about what’s bubbling up into your awareness, you have time to acclimate to the new emotional landscape. Don’t waste your energy trying to figure out why you’re encountering so much melodrama. Instead, try to integrate the new information into your point of view. Keeping an open mind gives your imagination a chance to reveal new opportunities.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Something isn’t quite right today, but you can’t put your finger on it. It might be one of those unknowable and elusive things that you may as well forget about trying to figure out. In the meantime, take a look at how your friends and associates are pushing your buttons. Although you can’t shift the dynamics, you can become more aware of the emotional undercurrents. There’s no need to make any sudden moves now; there will be plenty of opportunities for change later on.

Today's Tarot~The Magician

Traditionally, the Magus is one who can demonstrate hands-on magic — as in healing, transformative rituals, alchemical transmutations, charging of talismans and the like. A modern Magus is any person who completes the circuit between heaven and Earth, one who seeks to bring forth the divine ‘gold’ within her or himself.
At the birth of Tarot, even a gifted healer who was not an ordained clergyman was considered to be in league with the Devil! For obvious reasons, the line between fooling the eye with sleight of hand, and charging the world with magical will was not clearly differentiated in the early Tarot cards.

Waite’s image of the Magus as the solitary ritualist communing with the spirits of the elements — with its formal arrangement of symbols and postures — is a token of the freedom we have in modern times to declare our spiritual politics without fear of reprisal. The older cards were never so explicit about what the Magus was doing. It’s best to keep your imagination open with this card. Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by evolutionary forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul.

Today's Witche's Rune~The Black Rune

Keywords: Difficulty, pain.

Meanings: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.

Today's Viking Rune~Your Rune For Today
Ansuz

Ansuz represents mankind’s spiritual connection to God and the universe. It is often referred to as the “God Rune.” This Rune embodies reason, truth and justice. It denotes the coming of knowledge and true counsel from a higher authority.

ansuz: Odin
Phonetic equivalent: a (as in ‘fall’)

DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
authority figure, leader, mind & body balance, justice, shaman, clairvoyant
MAGICAL USES:
for wise decisions, success, leadership; to help in divination and magic
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Odin
ANALYSIS:
This rune represents the instinctive, primal energy of uruz tempered with the discipline and experience of þurisaz. These elements are combined in the personage of Odin, who exhibits the characteristics of both chieftain and shaman – a god of wisdom as well as war. Odin is also a shaman, travelling between the worlds on his eight-legged horse, Sleipnir.Ansuz is a balanced rune. As with fehu, many people choose to remain at this point in their journey. It represents power, both secular and magical, and this power can be quite seductive. Odin has learned the lessons of the first three runes, thus gaining the wisdom to rule wisely, but this is really only another beginning. He has only gained temporal power, and has only a few of the tools he will need to perfect himself spiritually. There is a certain lack of compassion and perspective in this rune. Odin sits high above his world, looking down and making decisions, but he doesn’t yet have the capacity to really care about or understand his people or himself. He still needs that emotional connection to become a truly great leader.

Folk Magick, Conjuring, Summoning, Dispelling & Exorcism of Spirits

 

To Conjure Spirits
{Folk Magic}

Ingredients:
Lavender & Sandalwood Incenses

To encourage your chances of summoning spirits, also called necromancy, you should burn Lavender and Sandalwood together, while performing a séance, using a ouija/ spirit board, or performing any other act of contacting the dead.

Spirit Summoning

{Folk Magic}

Ingredients:

Mint Sprigs

Another technique used to enhance your positive results during a spirit summoning session, is to leave twigs or pieces of fresh mint as an offering during your attempted contacts. If you are attempting the contact inside a magical circle, the mint should be placed on your altar, in an offering plate.

 

To Dispel Spirits
{Folk Magic}

Ingredients:

Garlic

Eat Garlic and sprinkle it around your property if you are eager to rid you home of spirits, and ghosts. This is said to keep ghosts from pestering you and your family.

Exorcism
{Folk Magic}

Ingredients:
Frankincense Incense

Burning Frankincense is another method adapted by Christianity from Pagans to assist in the removal of evil entities. Frankincense, while being burned, is believed to rid an area of spirits, and cleanse the area of all negativity ; however other religions have been known to use frankincense during the summoning of spirits.

All Folk Magick Spells From:
The Book of Dark and Light Shadows
Dawn Flowers

BLYSSFUL WODEN'S DAY LEGIONNAIRES & PAGANS

Honoring the Ancestors:

For some of us, Samhain is when we honor our ancestors who came before us. If you’ve ever done genealogy research, or if you’ve had a loved one die in the past year, this is the perfect night to celebrate their memory. If we’re fortunate, they will return to communicate with us from beyond the veil, and offer advice, protection and guidance for the upcoming year.

Honoring dead Ancestors Ritual

First, decorate your altar table — you may have already gotten it set up during the End of Harvest rite or for the Ritual for Animals. Decorate your altar with family photos and heirlooms. If you have a family tree chart, place that on there as well. Add postcards, flags, and other symbols of the country your ancestors came from. If you’re lucky enough to live near where your family members are buried, make a grave rubbing and add that as well. In this case, a cluttered altar is perfectly acceptable — after all, each of us is a blend of many different people and cultures.

Have a meal standing by to eat with the ritual. Include lots of dark bread, apples, fall vegetables, and a jug of cider or wine. Set your dinner table, with a place for each family member, and one extra plate for the ancestors. You may want to bake some Cakes.If your family has household guardians, include statues or masks of them on your altar. Finally, if a relative has died this year, place a candle for them on the altar. Light candles for other relatives, and as you do so, say the person’s name aloud. It’s a good idea to use tealights for this, particularly if you have a lot of relatives to honor.

Once all the candles have been lit, the entire family should circle the altar. The oldest adult present leads the ritual. Say:This is the night when the gateway between
our world and the spirit world is thinnest.
Tonight is a night to call out those who came before us.
Tonight we honor our ancestors.
Spirits of our ancestors, we call to you,
and we welcome you to join us for this night.
We know you watch over us always,
protecting us and guiding us,
and tonight we thank you.
We invite you to join us and share our meal.

The oldest family member then serves everyone else a helping of whatever dishes have been prepared, except for the wine or cider. A serving of each food goes on the ancestors’ plate before the other family members recieve it. During the meal, share stories of ancestors who are no longer among the living — this is the time to remember Grandpa’s war stories he told you as a child, tell about when Aunt Millie used salt instead of sugar in the cake, or reminisce about summers spent at the family homestead in the mountains.

When everyone has finished eating, clear away all the dishes, except for the ancestors’ plate. Pour the cider or wine in a cup, and pass it around the circle (it should end at the ancestor’s place). As each person recieves the cup, they recite their genealogy, like so:I am Susan, daughter of Joyce, the daughter of Malcolm, son of Jonathan…and so forth. Feel free to add in place names if you like, but be sure to include at least one generation that is deceased. For younger family members, you may wish to have them only recite back to their grandparents, just because otherwise they can get confused.

Go back as many generations as you can, or (in the case of people who have done a lot of genealogy research) as many as you can remember. You may be able to trace your family back to William the Conqueror, but that doesn’t mean you have it memorized. After each person recites their ancestry, they drink from the cider cup and pass it to the next person.

A quick note here — many people are adopted. If you are one them, you are fortunate enough to be able to choose whether you wish to honor your adoptive family, your biological family, or a combination of the two. If you don’t know the names of your birth parents or their ancestry, there’s nothing wrong with saying, “Daughter of a family unknown.” It’s entirely up to you. The spirits of your ancestors know who you are, even if you don’t know them yet.

After the cup has made its way around the table, place it in front of the ancestors’ plate. This time, a younger person in the family takes over, saying:This is the cup of remembrance.
We remember all of you.
You are dead but never forgotten,
and you live on within us.Take some time to meditate on the value of family, how fortunate we are to be able to know the connections of kin and clan, and the value of heritage. If your family has a tradition of music or folktales, share those as a way to wrap up the ritual. Otherwise, allow the candles to burn out on their own. Leave the plate and cup on the altar overnight.

Tips:

If you didn’t do a separate ritual for animals, you can add photos and candles for deceased pets to your family altar.

If you like, you may wish to follow this ritual with a Seance.

What You Need

Items to represent your family members

A meal to eat

A cup of cider or wine to drink

Candles

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Hold a Seance on Samhain Ritual:

A séance is an event that can either be fantastic, or a real mess. Which one it is will depend on how much preparation goes into it. With a little bit of planning and thought ahead of time, you can pave the way for your séance to go smoothly. Certainly, it’s a good idea to expect the unexpected — after all, the dead are hardly predictable — but by setting yourself a few guidelines in advance, you can make sure that everyone has the best experience possible.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: Varied

Here’s How:

Plan your guest list: Figure out how many people you’re going to have — and make sure the space you’re using will allow them all. If your living room only seats eight people comfortably, don’t invite fifteen! Also, be sure that everyone attending is open-minded to the spirit world. People who are adamantly “non-believers” bring a certain amount of negative energy, and this can be disruptive. You may also find that it adversely effects your communication with the spirits during your séance.

Create a Spirit-Friendly Atmosphere: Most people like to conduct a séance at a round or oval table, but if neither is available, don’t worry. Drape the table with fabric or sheets — some people prefer light colors to attract “friendly” spirits, but it’s a matter or personal preference. If you use incense, be sure that no one in your group is allergic to it. Place incense somewhere away from the table, rather than on the table itself.Candles are a nice addition as well — not only do they provide some visibility, but there’s a school of thought that believes spirits are attracted to heat and light sources.

Common Sense: Help everyone get comfortable by offering refreshments before you begin. Make sure that guests will be respectful of the spirits, and of other guests. Turn off all cell phones. If anyone needs to go to the bathroom or have a smoke, do so before you begin. Set the thermostat at a comfortable temperature — remember that spirit activity can cause some fluctuation in levels of cold or heat. Once everyone is seated, you can help everyone relax by doing a short guided mediation, offering a prayer, or casting a protective circle, if your tradition requires you to do so.

During the Seance: Although many people like to do this, you don’t have to hold hands to raise energy. In fact, if a séance goes on too long, it can get downright uncomfortable. Whoever is acting as the leader of the séance — the medium — should ask the spirits to join the group. If there is a specific spirit you are trying to contact, ask for them by name. For example, now would be the time to say, “Dear Auntie Gertrude, we respectfully ask that you honor us with your presence this evening.” In some séances, spirits are summoned by chanting — this will be up to your medium to decide on.

As long as the spirits seem willing to reply, you can carry on a question and answer session with them. Bear in mind that spirits respond in many different ways. Sometimes there will be a tangible reaction — a tap, a thump, a soft breeze. Other times — particularly if you have a room full of very psychically gifted people — the spirit may choose to respond through another person. This may be the medium, or any other guest. The individual may simply “get a message” to pass along, which they would then share, such as, “Your Auntie Gertrude wants you to know she isn’t in pain any more.”

Party Time: Sometimes, particularly if you have a group of psychically gifted individuals as guests, you may get several spirits arriving all at once, chattering away. This is not cause for alarm, but it does take some managing, because they’ve all got something to say. Treat it like you would any other conversation with a large group of people — let each spirit get their turn to deliver the message they came with, and then move on to the next one. Also, bear in mind that not all spirits are from departed humans — deceased pets may also have a message to pass along.

Unwanted Entities: Just like at any other party, sometimes a séance will bring an uninvited guest. In this case, when you have a spirit that seems malevolent or mischievous, someone needs to let them know they’re unwelcome. Typically, this will be the medium who is leading the séance, who will usually say something like, “You are not wanted here, but we thank you for your presence. Now it is time for you to move on.”If an entity arrives that seems angry or hostile and will not leave, no matter what you do, end the séance. Chances are good that it’s been attracted to someone in your group who is dysfunctional.

Closing the Door: When you’re done with the séance, it’s important that guests thank the spirits for coming to visit. After all, you would do so if you had living guests drop in!If one of your attendees seems to have slipped into a trance or a sleep-like state during the séance, allow them to return gradually, on their own. Do NOT shake them awake. Chances are they’ll have a message for someone once they’re back among the group.

Close the séance by telling the spirits farewell, thanking them, and asking them to move along. You may want to offer a small blessing or prayer as a way of ending the formal séance, but bear in mind that some spirits like to hang around after the séance has officially finished. If they do, it’s okay. They’re probably just curious, and they may return to visit you later in the evening during a dream sequence.

Tips:

Before you begin your seance, smudge the area with sage or sweetgrass for ritual cleansing.

Make sure you’ve eliminated potential distractions, such as children or ringing telephones. Interestingly, many pets seem to come and go through spirit activity without causing any disruption. Cats in particular tend to be very curious about what’s going on.

Your guests may wish to bring an object that belonged to a deceased person, as a way of strengthening the connection. Photographs are also good links to the dead.

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Samhain Scrying Brew !

 

The ancient Celts knew that spirits were abroad on Samhain,that magick was

thick as sweet - smelling smoke,perfuming the air with possibilities.

The Celtic New Year's Eve is the perfect night for divination.The loving ancestors

who surround you like a warm clock to keep away the winter chill will look into

the future with you to see what gifts and lessons lie in store,what choices

you can make to ease the way.

Samhain is the prime time for deep seeing,divination,magickal workings and

rituals of all kinds.

 

Scrying Brew

 

1 cup water

3 tablespoons or more dried mugwort (not only good for helping us to contact

our inner wisdom,but also very relaxing)

1/4 cup dried oatstraw (good for the nerves)

1 cinnamon stick,2-3 inches long

Maple syrup,honey or brown sugar

 

Boil the water,then add to a teapot into which the mugwort,oatstraw and cinnamon

stick have been placed.

Steep for at least 15 minutes.Strain and pour into a dark-colored mug,

sweeten with maple syrup,honey or brown sugar.

 

Now sit comfortably in your sacred space with your mug,sniff your Scrying Brew,

feeling the steam,warm as breath,on your face.Take a sip and savor the earthy

taste.As you sip,become aware of your breathing.As you drink ,be with your breath,

without attempting to change it.When the tea is nearly gone,gradually turn your

attention to the surface of the liquid remaining in in your mug.

Gaze at it without effort,simply letting yourself be with the mug and tea.

As you look,pay some dreamy attention to the thoughts that flash through your

mind.

 

Blessed Samhain !!!

Sole Cakes

Soul Cakes were also part of All Saints' Eve superstitions. It was believed that the spirits of the departed would return to their homes on this night. As a result candles were lit to guide their way and food and drink (including soul cakes) were put out for them.

 

Soul Cakes

Ingredients


150g butter
150g caster sugar
560g plain flour, sifted
3 egg yolks
generous pinch of saffron
1 tbsp mixed spice
1 tsp allspice
3 tbsp currants
2 tsp milk

Method:
Crush the saffron in a pestle and mortar, add the milk and grind to combine. Sift together the flour and remaining spices into a bowl.

 In the meantime, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat the egg yolks and add to the creamed mixture a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the sifted flour and spice mix and stir in the currants. Add the milk and saffron mixture and enough additional milk to form a soft dough.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly-floured surface and shape into flat cakes about 5 or 6cm in diameter. Transfer to a well-buttered baking tray and place in an oven pre-heated to 180°C and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden. Allow to cool on the tray for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Blessed Samhain & New Year!

~Elder Airwolf~
 

Daily Forecast for October 28th, 2014

Blyssful Tiu's Day Stargazers~

Crescent Moon
(waxing/36% of illumination)
During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.


Tuesday 28th October 2014
Moon enters Capricorn 10:30am UK - 11:30am Europe - 4pm India
10pm Sydney, Australia - 5:30am USA EST
Moon 1° Capricorn conjunct Mars 1° Capricorn
Moon 4° Capricorn sextiles Neptune [in retrograde] 4° Pisces
Moon 5° Capricorn sextiles Sun 5° Scorpio
Moon 6° Capricorn sextiles Venus 6° Scorpio

Moon enters Capricorn
Signs of inexplicable Karmic Divine intervention ...

Depending on your time zone - when you wake-up on Tuesday - Moon in Sagittarius will continue to ensure everything flows smoothly - in fact remarkably smoothly and everything you want to do will just happen - even things you intended to do in the past few weeks - but couldn't do - will now happen - because both Mercury is going direct again and Mars is in Capricorn - and Moon in Sagittarius helps you do it with ease - the shift happens when Moon enters Capricorn 10:30am UK - 11:30am Europe - 4pm India 10pm Sydney, Australia - 5:30am USA EST - and doing things will have a new meaning - as you'll suddenly need to and suddenly want to do something very important.

Sun in Scorpio is defining TRUTH - a destined truth that resonates deep within you - and during the next few days - which will be the 1st opportunity to see the New Moon in reality - the slim slither of Moon's crescent will assure you that everything is going to be alright.
It's appearance at Sunset - will be seen and will be sending important messages to you - which during Moon in Capricorn - due to the "almost" triple conjunction of Moon, Mars & Pluto in Capricorn - will be creating certain destined events to happen in REAL life that will show you that "life" has not forgotten you - and is going to ensure that you get your destiny - because it's yours.

Due to the freshness of the lunar phase - there will be facets of the Scorpio New Moon that will emerge in REAL life on Tuesday - so if you had the strong feeling about something happening then you can expect it to happen on Tuesday / Wednesday. The best facet of Moon in Capricorn will be the fact that NOTHING or NO-ONE distracts you from what you should be doing in your life.

Especially on Wednesday it will feel like you see and hear what's happening around you - even see things that would usually annoy you - but today - you feel completely DETACHED from anything that's not got any meaning in your life - that's because the deep-thinking Scorpio energies will ensure you're completely protected from the outside world.
The problem you will find on Wednesday is that even people who are close to you - suddenly you feel DETACHED from them - which will both fascinate you, puzzle you, make you wonder - why you feel NOTHING towards them. It might be a passing phase OR it might be a message that the energy of the relationship has died and you no longer have a future.
Destiny is in the process of disconnecting you from some things in your life and connecting you to other things - so let things happen - and notice what changes you feel DEEP inside you - because as explained on Months Astrology - Sun in Scorpio - now is when lots of real truths will emerged - defined by what you truly believe, think and sense from DEEP within you.

Where you go, what you do, who you connect with - will all be defined by the strong sense of attachment you feel deep inside you - and the energy that makes you want to be connected with them. If you feel NOTHING - then you can't force yourself to feel SOMETHING. Feelings are inexplicable invisible karmic energies that are present WITHIN everyone to ensure everyone experiences the destined life experiences and does what you're supposed to be doing. It is based on TRUTH - where that TRUTH is truly "Divine"!

So when you unexpectedly feel that BIG shift within you - during Moon in Capricorn - especially as it comes with positive energy or clarity - you will realize that life is changing - and will be changing for the better. For some of you - the strong inner feeling will make you feel like you're experiencing "Divine" intervention in your life - whilst for others it will feel like you've had your inner mind cleansed from all the negativity, worry and meaningless garbage - that you stop worrying and stop thinking negatively.

If you've had any doubts recently - then during Moon in Capricorn - due to the "almost" triple conjunction of Moon, Mars & Pluto in Capricorn - will clear all your doubts - as you feel the TRUTH with an inexplicable clarity to knowing what's RIGHT for you. You won't be able to explain it to anyone and don't need to say anything - because TRUTH - especially destined TRUTHS - never need words to express them. Truth is always felt by everyone.
Even so, I should warn you that during Moon in Aquarius on Thursday, Friday and Saturday - everyone who can't ACCEPT the TRUTH will be picking-a-fight - in a useless attempt to hold-onto the LIES - and to hold-onto something that's already dead and finished. Although, the lively positive emotions will surprise you , when you realize the TRUTH that somethings you thought were dead are actually alive.

For those of you who skywatch - then you'll have to wait until after sunset in your local time zone - to see Mars in Capricorn - shining brightly next to the Moon - and even though you can't see it - Pluto in Capricorn is very nearby too - transcending it's inexplicable karmic magic - ensuring something important and destined happens in your life.

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You may still be surfing slightly ahead of the cosmic wave, but the tidal backwash finally catches up with you today. You must set a sustainable pace at work or you might find yourself in over your head for the next few weeks. Even though this sounds counter-intuitive, your best strategy now is to slow down. Establish your priorities, map out your activities and then execute your plan with confidence

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You’re humming a happy little tune now that you’re feeling more laid-back. Although you have concrete goals in mind, you’re not as concerned with reaching them today. Of course, certain details sometimes fall through the cracks, but the surprises are at a minimum. It’s as if you worked through the growing pains of a new project and you can finally settle into a manageable routine. But don’t get too comfortable or complacent. It’s one thing to appreciate the simplicity of life; it’s quite another to quit reaching for the stars.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You tend to thrive on being really busy, but it’s not wise to wait for a reality check that tells you to slow down. But you are known to move quickly when you dance the dance of communication. Whether you like it or not, you need to adopt a snail’s pace now and commit to following through on those matters which are most important. Nothing is gained by frantically running around in circles. You will end up accomplishing more if you take on less.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You’re surrounded by people everywhere you go today, leaving you little time to pursue your personal agenda. Perhaps connecting with your peers takes on an even more prominent role in your life if you decide not to strike out on your own now. You might even feel pressured by someone to join them in a project, task or even a fun adventure. Surprisingly, exploring your relationship to others can broaden your horizons on many fronts.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
It’s not that everything needs to come to a complete standstill today, but there are warning signals you should take seriously. Analyze all the possibilities before blindly barreling ahead with your ambitious plans. You can’t just rush through your day without personally impacting others — especially those you love and those who love you. Stick to the tried and true methods to keep everyone happy now and save your creative brilliance for another time.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Sometimes you want to wait for everything to be perfect before allowing yourself to kick up your heels and have fun. In fact, your current circumstances may seem solid and stable enough for you to add some spontaneity and creativity into your life. But don’t try to change so much all at once that you jeopardize your new high hopes before they even get off the ground. Believe it or not, you can mix things up without turning your life upside down.

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You prefer being the type of friend who always gives a kind word of encouragement, but sometimes tough love is the best thing you can offer. If there’s something you’ve been waiting to tell someone, this is an opportune time to tackle a difficult subject. Just because you have a stern message doesn’t mean you can’t be compassionate in your delivery. Don’t second guess your inner voice when it comes to relationships; speaking from your heart demonstrates how much you care.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You have a plethora of communication tools at your disposal now, enabling you to integrate your feelings into your daily life. Perhaps things really are settling down and you will have some time to think about the chaos you recently experienced. But don’t be too hard on yourself while you are weighing and judging your behavior. Being the best you can be is plenty enough for any human — including you.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
It’s time to pull back on the reins of expansion and use your enthusiasm to accomplish as much as possible. Instead of planning for the future, plow the field that you are walking upon now. Take care of the business that is on your desk today, not the business plans for next year’s growth. Be fully present in the moment, whether you’re dealing with home and family issues or professional matters. You won’t go wrong as long as you have the courage to show up and be your authentic self.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You may feel as if your emotions are settling down, but social dynamics could still be extremely confusing. There’s nothing wrong with exhibiting caution, but your feelings may rise so unexpectedly that they could catch you off guard. If you feel like you’re losing your center of gravity, stop and take your bearings. Once you are certain about your current position, you should be able to swing back into motion with no trouble at all.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Unconscious fears and desires may be the source of very real feelings now. Even if you’re in denial about what’s bubbling up into your awareness, you have time to acclimate to the new emotional landscape. Don’t waste your energy trying to figure out why you’re encountering so much melodrama. Instead, try to integrate the new information into your point of view. Keeping an open mind gives your imagination a chance to reveal new opportunities.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Something isn’t quite right today, but you can’t put your finger on it. It might be one of those unknowable and elusive things that you may as well forget about trying to figure out. In the meantime, take a look at how your friends and associates are pushing your buttons. Although you can’t shift the dynamics, you can become more aware of the emotional undercurrents. There’s no need to make any sudden moves now; there will be plenty of opportunities for change later on.

Today's Tarot~The Fool

Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of an “innocent Fool” archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.
In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise — that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.

Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.

Today's Rune~Dagaz

Dagaz represents the fresh light of a new day. You are close to making a breakthrough. You have the will to change whatever you deem necessary. You may see the world with absolute clarity at this time.
ðagaz : day
Phonetic equivalent: d (pronounced as ‘th’, as in ‘this’)

DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
happiness, success, activity, a fulfilling lifestyle, satisfaction
MAGICAL USES:
to bring a positive outcome
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Sunna, Baldr, Nerthus, Yggdrasil
ANALYSIS:
This rune effectively marks the end of the third aett, leaving only oþila to complete the cycle. As in the previous two aetts, ðagaz concludes the third with light and hope. However, while wunjo represented earthly glories and the sun, heavenly power, the day brings these two realms together, bringing the more abstract light and power of sowulo ‘down to earth’ and applying it to our everyday lives.The shape of the rune itself denotes this kind of interconnection. It is reminiscent of gebo, with its balance of masculine, feminine and the four elements, but ðagaz makes further connections to the celestial and the realm of nature. Like inguz, it symbolizes harmony with one’s environment. but again takes it a step further, implying a harmonious relationship with the spiritual environment as well. It is a bringing together of all six cardinal points – the four compass directions, the celestial realm above us where the Gods are thought to dwell; and that which is below – all the spirits of the earth and of nature. All of these things are balanced and integrated through ðagaz and brought into our daily lives.

Today's Witches Rune~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.

The Sun

The Sun is well-known symbol of good omen and protection. It is the life giver, the light that chases away the darkness and brings the new day. It’s masculine and dynamic. In the Witches Runes, it represents the beginning of something new, or a significant change in a situation that was bleak. As a source of light, the Sun can symbolize the disclosure of secrets and the clarification of hazy situations.

Just like the Earth and the other planets revolve around the Sun, this rune indicates that you’ll soon be a source of attention for some reason, or that something (or someone) will grab your attention irremediably. It often symbolizes the bestowing of an honor or award, or the acknowledgement of a good work. This rune can literally put you under the spotlight and expose you to public scrutiny. Be prepared to deal with a crowd.

Traditionally, the Sun’s metal is the gold, and this also reflects in this rune – it’s a rune of material wealth and can represent very rich people.

In relationship readings, this rune can indicate that one of the partners has a very strong presence, and may sometimes dominate the relationship. There’s a strong Ego whenever the Sun appears, and this can be good or bad depending the nature of the relationship. In negative readings this rune can show that one of the partners is not allowing the the other to grow and shine on their own. But this is not very common – usually the Sun represents a vital and healthy relationship, even if it’s not necessarily a peaceful one.

[Blyssful Tiu's Day Stargazers~ Crescent Moon (waxing/36% of illumination) During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans. Tuesday 28th October 2014 Moon enters Capricorn 10:30am UK - 11:30am Europe - 4pm India 10pm Sydney, Australia - 5:30am USA EST Moon 1° Capricorn conjunct Mars 1° Capricorn Moon 4° Capricorn sextiles Neptune [in retrograde] 4° Pisces Moon 5° Capricorn sextiles Sun 5° Scorpio Moon 6° Capricorn sextiles Venus 6° Scorpio Moon enters Capricorn Signs of inexplicable Karmic Divine intervention ... Depending on your time zone - when you wake-up on Tuesday - Moon in Sagittarius will continue to ensure everything flows smoothly - in fact remarkably smoothly and everything you want to do will just happen - even things you intended to do in the past few weeks - but couldn't do - will now happen - because both Mercury is going direct again and Mars is in Capricorn - and Moon in Sagittarius helps you do it with ease - the shift happens when Moon enters Capricorn 10:30am UK - 11:30am Europe - 4pm India 10pm Sydney, Australia - 5:30am USA EST - and doing things will have a new meaning - as you'll suddenly need to and suddenly want to do something very important. Sun in Scorpio is defining TRUTH - a destined truth that resonates deep within you - and during the next few days - which will be the 1st opportunity to see the New Moon in reality - the slim slither of Moon's crescent will assure you that everything is going to be alright. It's appearance at Sunset - will be seen and will be sending important messages to you - which during Moon in Capricorn - due to the "almost" triple conjunction of Moon, Mars & Pluto in Capricorn - will be creating certain destined events to happen in REAL life that will show you that "life" has not forgotten you - and is going to ensure that you get your destiny - because it's yours. Due to the freshness of the lunar phase - there will be facets of the Scorpio New Moon that will emerge in REAL life on Tuesday - so if you had the strong feeling about something happening then you can expect it to happen on Tuesday / Wednesday. The best facet of Moon in Capricorn will be the fact that NOTHING or NO-ONE distracts you from what you should be doing in your life. Especially on Wednesday it will feel like you see and hear what's happening around you - even see things that would usually annoy you - but today - you feel completely DETACHED from anything that's not got any meaning in your life - that's because the deep-thinking Scorpio energies will ensure you're completely protected from the outside world. The problem you will find on Wednesday is that even people who are close to you - suddenly you feel DETACHED from them - which will both fascinate you, puzzle you, make you wonder - why you feel NOTHING towards them. It might be a passing phase OR it might be a message that the energy of the relationship has died and you no longer have a future. Destiny is in the process of disconnecting you from some things in your life and connecting you to other things - so let things happen - and notice what changes you feel DEEP inside you - because as explained on Months Astrology - Sun in Scorpio - now is when lots of real truths will emerged - defined by what you truly believe, think and sense from DEEP within you. Where you go, what you do, who you connect with - will all be defined by the strong sense of attachment you feel deep inside you - and the energy that makes you want to be connected with them. If you feel NOTHING - then you can't force yourself to feel SOMETHING. Feelings are inexplicable invisible karmic energies that are present WITHIN everyone to ensure everyone experiences the destined life experiences and does what you're supposed to be doing. It is based on TRUTH - where that TRUTH is truly "Divine"! So when you unexpectedly feel that BIG shift within you - during Moon in Capricorn - especially as it comes with positive energy or clarity - you will realize that life is changing - and will be changing for the better. For some of you - the strong inner feeling will make you feel like you're experiencing "Divine" intervention in your life - whilst for others it will feel like you've had your inner mind cleansed from all the negativity, worry and meaningless garbage - that you stop worrying and stop thinking negatively. If you've had any doubts recently - then during Moon in Capricorn - due to the "almost" triple conjunction of Moon, Mars & Pluto in Capricorn - will clear all your doubts - as you feel the TRUTH with an inexplicable clarity to knowing what's RIGHT for you. You won't be able to explain it to anyone and don't need to say anything - because TRUTH - especially destined TRUTHS - never need words to express them. Truth is always felt by everyone. Even so, I should warn you that during Moon in Aquarius on Thursday, Friday and Saturday - everyone who can't ACCEPT the TRUTH will be picking-a-fight - in a useless attempt to hold-onto the LIES - and to hold-onto something that's already dead and finished. Although, the lively positive emotions will surprise you , when you realize the TRUTH that somethings you thought were dead are actually alive. For those of you who skywatch - then you'll have to wait until after sunset in your local time zone - to see Mars in Capricorn - shining brightly next to the Moon - and even though you can't see it - Pluto in Capricorn is very nearby too - transcending it's inexplicable karmic magic - ensuring something important and destined happens in your life. Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19) You may still be surfing slightly ahead of the cosmic wave, but the tidal backwash finally catches up with you today. You must set a sustainable pace at work or you might find yourself in over your head for the next few weeks. Even though this sounds counter-intuitive, your best strategy now is to slow down. Establish your priorities, map out your activities and then execute your plan with confidence Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20) You’re humming a happy little tune now that you’re feeling more laid-back. Although you have concrete goals in mind, you’re not as concerned with reaching them today. Of course, certain details sometimes fall through the cracks, but the surprises are at a minimum. It’s as if you worked through the growing pains of a new project and you can finally settle into a manageable routine. But don’t get too comfortable or complacent. It’s one thing to appreciate the simplicity of life; it’s quite another to quit reaching for the stars. Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20) You tend to thrive on being really busy, but it’s not wise to wait for a reality check that tells you to slow down. But you are known to move quickly when you dance the dance of communication. Whether you like it or not, you need to adopt a snail’s pace now and commit to following through on those matters which are most important. Nothing is gained by frantically running around in circles. You will end up accomplishing more if you take on less. Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22) You’re surrounded by people everywhere you go today, leaving you little time to pursue your personal agenda. Perhaps connecting with your peers takes on an even more prominent role in your life if you decide not to strike out on your own now. You might even feel pressured by someone to join them in a project, task or even a fun adventure. Surprisingly, exploring your relationship to others can broaden your horizons on many fronts. Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22) It’s not that everything needs to come to a complete standstill today, but there are warning signals you should take seriously. Analyze all the possibilities before blindly barreling ahead with your ambitious plans. You can’t just rush through your day without personally impacting others — especially those you love and those who love you. Stick to the tried and true methods to keep everyone happy now and save your creative brilliance for another time. Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Sometimes you want to wait for everything to be perfect before allowing yourself to kick up your heels and have fun. In fact, your current circumstances may seem solid and stable enough for you to add some spontaneity and creativity into your life. But don’t try to change so much all at once that you jeopardize your new high hopes before they even get off the ground. Believe it or not, you can mix things up without turning your life upside down. Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22) You prefer being the type of friend who always gives a kind word of encouragement, but sometimes tough love is the best thing you can offer. If there’s something you’ve been waiting to tell someone, this is an opportune time to tackle a difficult subject. Just because you have a stern message doesn’t mean you can’t be compassionate in your delivery. Don’t second guess your inner voice when it comes to relationships; speaking from your heart demonstrates how much you care. Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21) You have a plethora of communication tools at your disposal now, enabling you to integrate your feelings into your daily life. Perhaps things really are settling down and you will have some time to think about the chaos you recently experienced. But don’t be too hard on yourself while you are weighing and judging your behavior. Being the best you can be is plenty enough for any human — including you. Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21) It’s time to pull back on the reins of expansion and use your enthusiasm to accomplish as much as possible. Instead of planning for the future, plow the field that you are walking upon now. Take care of the business that is on your desk today, not the business plans for next year’s growth. Be fully present in the moment, whether you’re dealing with home and family issues or professional matters. You won’t go wrong as long as you have the courage to show up and be your authentic self. Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19) You may feel as if your emotions are settling down, but social dynamics could still be extremely confusing. There’s nothing wrong with exhibiting caution, but your feelings may rise so unexpectedly that they could catch you off guard. If you feel like you’re losing your center of gravity, stop and take your bearings. Once you are certain about your current position, you should be able to swing back into motion with no trouble at all. Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Unconscious fears and desires may be the source of very real feelings now. Even if you’re in denial about what’s bubbling up into your awareness, you have time to acclimate to the new emotional landscape. Don’t waste your energy trying to figure out why you’re encountering so much melodrama. Instead, try to integrate the new information into your point of view. Keeping an open mind gives your imagination a chance to reveal new opportunities. Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Something isn’t quite right today, but you can’t put your finger on it. It might be one of those unknowable and elusive things that you may as well forget about trying to figure out. In the meantime, take a look at how your friends and associates are pushing your buttons. Although you can’t shift the dynamics, you can become more aware of the emotional undercurrents. There’s no need to make any sudden moves now; there will be plenty of opportunities for change later on. Today's Tarot~The Fool Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of an “innocent Fool” archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation. In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise — that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills. Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization. Today's Rune~Dagaz Dagaz represents the fresh light of a new day. You are close to making a breakthrough. You have the will to change whatever you deem necessary. You may see the world with absolute clarity at this time. ðagaz : day Phonetic equivalent: d (pronounced as ‘th’, as in ‘this’) DIVINATORY MEANINGS: happiness, success, activity, a fulfilling lifestyle, satisfaction MAGICAL USES: to bring a positive outcome ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Sunna, Baldr, Nerthus, Yggdrasil ANALYSIS: This rune effectively marks the end of the third aett, leaving only oþila to complete the cycle. As in the previous two aetts, ðagaz concludes the third with light and hope. However, while wunjo represented earthly glories and the sun, heavenly power, the day brings these two realms together, bringing the more abstract light and power of sowulo ‘down to earth’ and applying it to our everyday lives.The shape of the rune itself denotes this kind of interconnection. It is reminiscent of gebo, with its balance of masculine, feminine and the four elements, but ðagaz makes further connections to the celestial and the realm of nature. Like inguz, it symbolizes harmony with one’s environment. but again takes it a step further, implying a harmonious relationship with the spiritual environment as well. It is a bringing together of all six cardinal points – the four compass directions, the celestial realm above us where the Gods are thought to dwell; and that which is below – all the spirits of the earth and of nature. All of these things are balanced and integrated through ðagaz and brought into our daily lives. Today's Witches Rune~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. The Sun The Sun is well-known symbol of good omen and protection. It is the life giver, the light that chases away the darkness and brings the new day. It’s masculine and dynamic. In the Witches Runes, it represents the beginning of something new, or a significant change in a situation that was bleak. As a source of light, the Sun can symbolize the disclosure of secrets and the clarification of hazy situations. Just like the Earth and the other planets revolve around the Sun, this rune indicates that you’ll soon be a source of attention for some reason, or that something (or someone) will grab your attention irremediably. It often symbolizes the bestowing of an honor or award, or the acknowledgement of a good work. This rune can literally put you under the spotlight and expose you to public scrutiny. Be prepared to deal with a crowd. Traditionally, the Sun’s metal is the gold, and this also reflects in this rune – it’s a rune of material wealth and can represent very rich people. In relationship readings, this rune can indicate that one of the partners has a very strong presence, and may sometimes dominate the relationship. There’s a strong Ego whenever the Sun appears, and this can be good or bad depending the nature of the relationship. In negative readings this rune can show that one of the partners is not allowing the the other to grow and shine on their own. But this is not very common – usually the Sun represents a vital and healthy relationship, even if it’s not necessarily a peaceful one.

Be Blessed Today )O(

~Elder Airwolf~

Daily Forecast for October 27th, 2014

Blyssful Moon's Day Stargazers~

Crescent Moon
(waxing/26% of illumination)
During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Your revolutionary scheme might be just what the boss ordered today, but you still must take a chance and communicate it to others. Your plan can’t resolve the situation if your thoughts stay trapped inside your head. However, you may be fooling yourself if you think the magic will happen on its own. Unfortunately, you won’t know what you can do unless you try. Luckily, your positive attitude and persistent determination are sensible antidotes to the current stagnation.

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
The boundaries between your fantasies and reality are muddled today, making it tricky to know which is which. Nevertheless, you might believe that you’re fully in touch with the truth and eagerly share your perspective with someone who will listen. Unfortunately, you’re not doing anyone a favor by raising expectations to an unrealistic level. However, your message could have a great deal of impact on others, so choose your words carefully to give someone a much-needed boost of confidence.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Capturing your brilliant ideas is an act of futility today because they come and go so quickly. You may try to get serious and put your innovative thoughts into action, but even your most ingenious plans might not be very practical now. If you decide to take a chance, don’t rush the process. A slow and deliberate approach will take you further than trying to make everything happen all at once. Collaborating with others adds an important layer of reality to your work.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You can spin fantastic stories of romance and intrigue today that actually sound like the gospel truth. Your tales can even weave a sticky web that entangles others in your dreams. Your creative streak is a pleasant distraction to you and utterly fascinating to a not-so-secret admirer. Nevertheless, you can influence reality in a positive manner if you just remember to use caution when dancing on the fine line between fact and fancy.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Your obsession with solving a mystery intensifies today when it becomes obvious that someone isn’t being forthcoming. The more that’s kept hidden from you, the deeper you dig. You might even become overly possessive with someone and could have difficulty letting go of your jealousy. Putting on a dramatic display won’t necessarily produce the results that you want. Express what’s in your heart without letting your fears run away with your love.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Openly sharing your feelings today has a direct impact on your future. But don’t jump to any conclusions before you lay the groundwork. Making too many assumptions only creates trouble down the road. Your current effectiveness in communication stems from the fact that you genuinely care about others, and this sincerity comes across in your words and actions. Even if you’re only sharing facts, you can do it so pleasantly now that people stop to listen to every word you’re saying

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You have a real opportunity to experience profound emotional healing today with a member of your family. If there are things that need to be said, express your feelings kindly now without blaming anyone else for your predicament. Adopting a sensitive approach allows you to state a truth that might be hurtful at any other time. Fortunately, it’s unlikely that someone will take offense if your intentions are clear from the start. If you reveal your vulnerability first, others are likely to do the same in return.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You may feel waves of contentment sweep over you now that sweet Venus is sitting pretty in your sign. But confusing Neptune is also in the picture, making it nearly impossible to tell if your comfort level is based on unattainable hopes or actual circumstances. Luckily, you’re able to quickly banish any unexpressed fears so negativity doesn’t come creeping into your day. Let your imagination wander and give your inner child permission to come out to play.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You might have to put on your listening cap today if someone close to you really needs to talk. Thankfully, starting a conversation is easy since others want to tell you positive things rather than what is actually bothering them. Nevertheless, asking direct questions cuts right to the core issue. Cultivating clear communication channels gives others an opportunity to discuss a subject that truly matters.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You’re often the one who saves the day, but you won’t become a hero by trying to maintain the status quo now. You must push through your fears and take a risk by sharing your truth. You might think it’s safer to stick with the facts today, but it may be more productive to let your emotions become transparent. Although you think this personal admission shows weakness, coming clean can actually work in your favor. Speak directly from your heart if you really want to experience breakthroughs in your relationships.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You can skillfully project your most brilliant and lovable side today. You are quite personable now without much effort. However, the danger is your temptation to turn on the charm as part of your agenda to avoid the real issue at hand. If you are looking to gain power or trying to manipulate a situation, your cleverness may backfire and you might wish you didn’t say anything at all. Take the high road and channel your good fortune in a positive direction for everyone involved.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Say what you think must be said today, even if you’re afraid of how others may react. You are experiencing the intensity of the moment now that the passionate Scorpio Sun is trining surreal Neptune in your sensitive sign. Happily, you’re optimistic about the future, even with such powerful emotions swirling around in the atmosphere. Your connection to your heart inspires others to delve deeper to match your honesty and integrity.

Today's Tarot~The World

What has traditionally been known as the World card points to the presiding intelligence, called “Sophia,” or Wisdom, which upholds life on this and all worlds. A more precise title for this card might be “the Soul of the World,” also applicable as a symbol of personal empowerment and freedom. In most Tarot decks it is a female figure that has become our standard World image. She originates in Hebrew, Gnostic and Alchemical lore, and stands between heaven and earth as the Cosmic Mother of Souls, the Wife of God and our protector from the karmic forces we have set loose upon the Earth in our immaturity and ignorance.
Where the Empress energy secures and fertilizes our terrestrial lives, the goddess of The World invites us into cosmic citizenship — once we come to realize our soul’s potential for it. Just as the Chariot stands for success in achieving a separate Self, and Temperance represents achievement of mental and moral health, the World card announces the awakening of the soul’s Immortal Being, accomplished without the necessity of dying.

This card, like the Sun, is reputed to have no negative meaning no matter where or how it appears. If the Hermetic axiom is “Know Thyself”, this image represents what becomes known when the true nature of Self is followed to creative freedom and its ultimate realization.

Today's 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.

Samhain Chant to Hecate & Rememberance Ritual

SAMHAIN CHANT TO

GODDESS HECATE

 

Here is the ritual we do each year. This is a quiet ritual time to honor your dead. Create an Altar for your Ancestors. Invite the Elemental Powers into your space and ask for their blessings on you and your ancestors. Place photos of your dead on the altar (friends, family, animals) , use a purple or indigo altar clothe, and chalice with water, place symbols of rebirth on your altar (eggs/snake), have indigo or purple candles on your altar. You can also place mementos which remind you of your dead on your altar. Make this a beautiful altar. I actually use our entire dining room table as my altar and set a place for each family, friend, pet who has crossed the veil. Use either and apple half horizontal so that the seeds form a Pentagram or use a Pomegranate halved. One half is for you to use in the ceremony and the other is for the dead. I also light 13 black candles to honor the moons.
 

When you have your altar set up and are ready to proceed into your ritual light your candles and visualize a purple light of energy surrounding your altar and sacred space.
Eating 2 or 3 of your pomegranate seeds or taking a bite of your half of the apple start by saying: 
 

Gracious Hecate, you who stand at the crossroads of life and death,
Grandmother Guardians of the Maiden and the Son,
Sybyl, Old One, teller or wise tales,
Baba Yaga, who dwells in the last sheaves of grain,
Grandmother of the Gods:
I call upon you in your many forms
Bring comfort to the ones I love
until they are born again.
Honored Hecate, I ask for your blessings of compassion on me and mine.

Now is the time to invoke your dead and departed. This is your time to be able to tell your loved ones what you might have wanted to tell them while they were alive but, did not do. It is a time when you can ask for advise with problems happening in your life. This is such a blessing to be able to take care of unfinished business or just hang out and visit with those you have loved and lost on this plane of existence.
 

Eat a few more Pomegranate seeds (or apple bites) and say:
 

Honored dead who have gone before me
(name them all, including pets names)
Tonight is the night we can celebrate together.
Tonight we can celebrate together once more
in peace, love and friendship for the measure of time given to us.
I welcome you into my sacred circle be at peace here.

See them joining you as you eat a few more pomegranate seeds begin to tell them stories and bring them up on current events, tell them about things they use to care about. Continuing to eat pomegranate seeds listen to what they have to say to you. Take as much time as you need. This can be a very emotional ritual so have tissue close by in case you need to wipe tears from your eyes. 

When you are ready say goodbye to each of your guests and release each of them from emotional pain, anger and denial. Let go of everything but LOVE and give them permission to go on with their lives even, though, you may not see them again. You can repeat this ceremony up until the afternoon of November 2, at which time you will need to take down your altar until next year.

Open your circle, leaving the other half of fruit on your altar next to your chalice with water in it. Extinguish your candles and ground yourself. Afternoon of November 2 take the water and the half of the pomegranate or apple and bury it under your tree watering it with the water you set out for your dead.

Blessed Be!
So Mote it Be!

 

Samhain Remembrance Ritual

This is the perfect ritual to do at any time of the year to honor and remember loved ones who have passed. It is a way to remeber the joy shared with you loved ones.

Traditionally, Samhain is the most magical time of the year.

It is a time when the veil that separates us from the Other World is at its thinnest. It is a time to celebrate Past, Present and Future.

I have written a spell for use on this special day. You may want to use it to honor loved ones who have passed away, or to celebrate the union of past, present and future.

 

The items you will need are:

The Bag of Samhain Gemstones:

Crystal for light

Turquoise for infinity

Sodalite (3) for life and form - past, present, future

Citrine for the golden ray of sun

Moonstone for the light of the moon

A glass with a little red wine or juice

A plate of simple food (bread, fruit)

One black candle and matches

Do this ritual on October 31. Bathe before the ritual and wear clean clothes. Ensure that you cleanse the stones of all unwanted energies.

Prepare your altar:
Put all the items on your clean altar. Put the black candle in a brass or silver candle holder, have the matches close by. Place the candle in the center of the altar. Arrange the stones in a circle around the candle. Place the wine and plate of food to the right outside the circle of stones. 

You may place photos of loved ones who have passed away on the altar if you want to honor them in this ritual. Flowers or greenery can also be used to give a festive feeling to your altar.

When everything is arranged take a moment of silence to ready yourself. Light your candle and while doing so, ask this Blessing:

Lift shadows dark; remove the veil
that distance separates no more
and loved ones hear our whispered hail
beyond the daylight's opened door

Now pick up the crystal stone and pass it over the fire, saying:

Reveal the mystery; sight unblind
what once was lost we now shall find
in purity of heart we ask
for meeting in our joyous task

Place the crystal back on the altar. Next, pass the turquoise over the fire, saying:

The daylight's heaven domed azure
brings comfort warmth and solace sure
but in its raiment blue we see
the measure of infinity

Place the turquoise back on the altar.

Next pass each sodalite (one by one) over the fire. Sipping from your glass of wine or juice, make a toast to the past, present and future souls with each sodalite.

Make a toast to the souls who have passed with the first piece of coral by saying:

What once upon the seas was cast
submerges to the shadowed past
but drinking from the cup explains
that all that was, now still remains!

Toast the souls of the present with the second sodalite, saying:

In life is change and spirits grow
what once was sown now learns to sow
our eyes shall wonder; voices cherish
hands may build what cannot perish!

Make a toast to those yet unborn with the third sodalite, saying:

What's been before remains unbending
while life unfurling toils unending
perfection is a song unsung
the hope remains what's yet to come!

Now pick up the citrine, and pass it over the fire, saying:

In golden warmth we touch the sun
a wealth unearthly makes us one
let earth and fire join our flow
united now within the glow!

Next pick up the moonstone, and pass it over the fire, saying:

Our sister moon presents reflection,
on mysteries hidden to inspection
A vantage to the world unseen
Her gift a mirror in between!

Allow the candle to safely burn until you go to bed, then snuff it out. The following morning, the food and drink can be returned to the earth as an offering of thanks. As you do so, say:

I make this offering 
For blessings, guidance and protection
now and forevermore.

Keep your Samhain gemstones in a place of honor where they will be undisturbed. Use them again next year, but be sure to clean them of energies before the next ritual use.

Copyright © 2006 Amerindea.com This spell may be reprinted if credit is given.

 

BLYSSFUL MOON'S DAY PAGANS!

Welcome Legionnaires to Moon's Day October 27th. 2014.

So many fun ans exciting things happening all around us and here at the Legion of Pagans too. As I mentioned in an ammouncement yesterday we have a New Staff Amythyst Reign (aka Tina Parsons). She and T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall will be our new educators for the spring quarter 2015; How exciting! We are also hoping for a full recovery for our sister Falling Star so she can teach some mini classes also in the spring 2015.

*If you haven't noticed we have a new item in the menu called " Tina's Mystic Musings." There you can find your daily reading so make sure you check it out. 

*For those of you new to the LOP.com please take note of our opt-in list for the monthy mailer located in the dropdown of the current activity tab in the menu bar. Oue monthly newsletter is chuck full of interesting articles, month corresponcences, spells, rituals, recipies, discount coupons, important dates, and much more.

*Note on the tool function issues we were having here at out home site over the past few weeks has now been corrected by our host SocialGO.....Thank you Su & Ryan for always being on top of my request for repairs. Apparently this issue only affected some users and not all. It was a pain for sure as it did affect me and my staff slowing down our process. Trick or Treat!

*This week I will continue to post rituals, spells, lore, and more on Samhain so stay tuned and if you missed an srticle please refer to out documents library for it there inder its category. Again if you are having difficulty locating an article please ask for assistance.

Be Blessed Today Pagans!

~Elder Airwolf~

 

 

 

Announcing what's new with the Legion of Pagans

Everyone I would like to officially welcome our new admin staff and educators.

T'sesha Naneki Evenfall.

LOP Admin/Instructor. Eclectic Priestess and Witch. Master Gardener. Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Legion of Pagans-  Administrator/Educator LOP.com  (Lead Admin-Face Book Groups)

 

Tina Parsons (Amethyst Reign) 

Admim/Educator LOP.com & Face Book Admin

Completing my High Priestess Training with 'The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids'. Looking into being ordained as a grey witch. 

Private instructor in pagan/witchcraft in Utah. Currently have 7 students.

T'sesha Naneki Evenfall will be teaching our herbology 101 class in the spring 2015.

Amethyst Reign will be teaching our basic witch class in the spring 2015

Hopefully by then our educator Falling Star is healed and ready to return to us and teach some of our mini classes also in the spring 2015.

Yes Legionnaires we are growing and becoming stronger!

Blessed Be and see you in our classes.

~Elder Airwolf~