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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 am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling.

LEGION OF PAGANS INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION SPRING 2015 CLASS ROSTER

 

LEGION OF PAGANS INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

SPRING 2015 CLASS ROSTER

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

 

The following are the spring classes I am offering you and the instructors that will be teaching the classes with their personal introductions.

 

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS DISCRIPTION~~~

 

Instructor~Amethyst Reign

 

Merry Meet and Welcome!

 

I’m Amethyst Reign and I will be your instructor and guide for this course. I am a solitary witch; I am ordained as a High Priestess and an ordained non-denominational minister with a Doctor of Metaphysics through Mystic Forest Ministries and Universal Life Church.

 

I have been practicing my craft for 48 years in March. My Aunties and Grammies, and various mentors taught me over the years. I manifested my gifts at a very young age, and found a peace and belonging I had never had anywhere else.

 

I am very pleased you have decided to join me for this course, and I do look forward to assisting you on your journey.

 

We all need to start somewhere, and The Basic Witch class will do just that. You will find that a strong and stable foundation will lead you to where you want to go. We will cover many interesting, and more than likely, new topics during our journey over the next few months. You will find yourself growing throughout this course.

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

There is a fee for the course of $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

 

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101 Class DESCRIPTION~~~

Educator TN Evenfall

 

Welcome to Herbology 101! I'm T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall (TN for short) and I'll be your instructor over the next few months.

 

A few things about me - I'm a witch (obviously!) and I love working with herbs! I'm also a Master Gardener, certified through the University of Maryland, so in addition to continually studying the Craft, I'm also continually learning about plants, growing them and using them.

 

~DESCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown there own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow,harvest,dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

 

Class cost for herbology 101 12 week course $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

)O(~~~~~Intermediate Witch Class Description~~~~~)O(

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

Merry Meet Students!

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

I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling. I am the founder and owner of the Legion of Pagans Enterprises.

 

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

 

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

 

This is a 12 week course, The cost for the class is $100.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~*~Dark Witch Realm Class Description~*~

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

The Dark Witch is not to be confused with the Blyssful Witch and its practices though it skirts around the same edges, but focuses more towards Old World witchcraft and from the Morrigan rather than the Luciferarian traditions. The educational instruction will include the old witchcraft with a modern twist diving deeper into history and spell casting of the craft. This is a progressive class and if you have not already been educated in the introduction of dark arts, applicants will have to take a placement exam. All that dare to enter the Dark Witchcraft must have previous education and or skills and knowledge.

 

The Legion of Pagans will accept certification from other pagan educational schooling for placement. The class will run 11 weeks of educational instruction and one week of orientation. Depending upon the progression of the students will determine a extended length for class completion.

 

There will be four required books for the class that will be posted with the curriculum. My classes are extremely demanding and not for the faint of heart, so if you're ready to embrace all of the craft follow the link to apply. The Legion is proud of all our educators and programs we have to offer new practitioners.

 

The class cost is $150.00 for the 12 week course and worth every penny for the education the Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry provides based on the feedback from previous and current students.

 

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

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis and an ordained non-denominational Inter-Faith minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. I don’t have an exact time to indicate when I began on this Path of the Craft, however, it has been with me since childhood. I’m excited to be able to share in a part of your journey!

 

Candle Magick is a valuable tool in spellwork, meditation, prayer as well as in healing to mention a few areas. By blending the use of wax, herbs and oils, symbols, signals, gestures and words you are directing a symphony of powerful energies to manifest your intention.

 

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth

 

and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your every day magick.

 

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

This is a 4 week course

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~***~ Faery Magick Mini Class Description~***~

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome to all things Faerie!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis. I am also a Celtic Faerie Shaman Ambassador which means I act as an intermediary, so to speak, between us and the Good Neighbors. The Faeries have been recorded throughout history in all cultures.

 

Remember, in all dealings with the Fae, you must be respectful and use discernment. They have their own rules and ways of conduct but they have so much knowledge humans can benefit from. The Realm of the Fae is truly magickal and mystical! Once you begin working with Faerie you will see our world in a different way.

 

COST OF 4 WEEK CLASS IS $40.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

For more information and instruction on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to :

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Make sure you include the course your inquiring for.

 

Or

 

apply for a membership at:

www.legionofpagans.com

 

You must apply from a PC not a cell device for classes or membership.

Once your membership has been approved, follow the email we send to complete your application. After this process is completed you can access the website via cell device.

 

Be Blessed on Your Journey

)O(

 

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Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

 

Institution of Magick School

 

Elder Airwolf~Founder/Owner

~*Your Daily Fortunes for Fat Tuesday February 17th, 2015*~

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

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

Norse Rune~Berkano
Berkano

Pronunciation
"Bear-kawn-oh"

Phonetic Value
" b "

Translation
Birch Twig

Meaning
Growth. Fertility. Re-birth. New life. A new broom. Physical beauty or stature

Associated Gods
Nerthus, Holda

Astrological Correspondence
Virgo

Magickal Uses
Healing (especially infections), achieving conception, making a fresh start

Berkana symbolizes springtime and new beginnings. It is a birth rune and is especially powerful in women's matters. It marks the time when the laws of existence are set and life is ready to begin in earnest.

If Teiwaz is the fundamental male mystery, then Berkana certainly belongs to the women, for it represents the path of the mother, the healer and the midwife, bringing new life after death just as the birch puts out the first leaves after winter. It is the rune of the family and the home, and represents the enjoyment of sexual relations, fertility, and birth. Birth in this context can be literal or symbolic, such as the successful start of any new idea or enterprise.

An exciting time for new beginnings, fresh adventures. Activity and energy. Sow seeds, but the harvest is yet to come so dont expect immediate reward for your effort. Put the past in its place, learn from experience. A good time for spiritual renewal - clear away misconceptions and accept new ideas.

Reverse Meaning
When drawn in reverse, Berkana advises that aspects of character are more likely to interfere with growth, rather than events.

Witches Rune~The Rings - Keywords: Love, relationships.

Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and again, when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.

Witches Oracle~Horned God
Depending on your tradition is how you would read this oracle stone. Since this is my perception from my traditions presenting here, I see him as the masculine counterpart of witchcraft and not of a shadow aspect, but in fact very much  a vital part of the craft. Although many traditions see him come and go after seeding her in the season of fertility rites for his male sexual principles, in in fact he is resilient and widely celebrated as we wait patiently for his return.
The meaning here is this stone is in your reading today, you are called infuse the hands-on wild side of magick into your practice. Add music, drums, dance, plants, and pets with interaction with touch.  Couldn't hurt to be a tad bit more aggressive about advancing and protecting your own interest.
Casting with the Horned God focus is good for passion and love spells.

Animal Spirit~Frog

Frog Rivet! Something in your life needs cleansing, and frog is here to help. Frog is traditionally associated with rain—that powerful force of Nature that can flood, nurture, heal, or drown. If Frog appears in your reading, you're being asked to examine what is stagnating in your life—then ask Frog to help you let it go. Need to cry? Jump in the shower and let Frog Medicine do its work.

Horoscopes~Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Cooperation from your friends is a blessing in disguise now because it might also make you anxious if you believe the support comes with conditions. Nevertheless, you are able to work together to solve just about any problem — even longstanding stubborn ones. You may bring this same productive attitude to organizing social events as well. Just be sure to consider the ramifications of your actions before agreeing to something that’s not heartfelt. If you walk your talk today, others will follow.

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
This may not be the best time to share your feelings; in fact, it might seem as if you missed your chance to take a conversation further. However, emotions have a sneaky way of surfacing over the next couple of days. In the meantime, reflect carefully before going out on a limb and expressing what’s in your heart. Avoid getting lost in a negative space by optimistically looking to the future. Counting your blessings realigns your perspective.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Drama in a close friendship or intimate relationship may turn your world upside down today. Your emotions are unpredictable and you may not feel like you’re standing on solid ground. However, it’s possible that the game is changing right before your eyes, so it’s not a sensible time to glorify the past. Be brave and cultivate ways of authentically connecting with others. You may be happily surprised with the new landscape if you’re willing to let go of old expectations and embrace the future.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Don’t fall into the trap of believing you are on your own just because others are giving you wide berth today. Use this time to create a new vision of the future without trying to meet everyone’s expectations. Fortunately, an individualistic Sun-Uranus alignment allows you to consider unorthodox solutions if it helps you gain freedom. Remember that even if you think you’re trapped, you’re not; your true friends will support you on your current journey of self-expression. It only takes a little imagination now to rediscover your groove and move on.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You are eager to try ingenious approaches to your work, a favorite hobby or a domestic chore. But first you must toss out the old rules today so you’re free to create new ways of executing a familiar task. Keeping an open mind prevents you from becoming bogged down in needless discussions of which method is better. Getting the job done now is more important than being right. Sometimes sticking to your principles stands in the way of your success. Flexibility is your friend.

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Pursuing playful encounters, romantic interests and artistic endeavors are appropriate expressions of today’s cosmic energy. Whether you are interacting with children or just having childish fun, the word of the day is play. However, if you feel as if you’re under pressure now, take a short walk to get revitalizing oxygen into your lungs and fresh hope into your life. Anything is possible so keep looking up. Open your heart as wide as possible and bask in the joy of being alive.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Complex issues could slow you down at home today, but only if you let them. You actually have more choices than you realize now, though it might not feel like it. Don’t worry if you aren’t thrilled with your current options; it’s just a temporary loss of perspective. Everything is about to change, so do whatever you can to bring new energy into your life. Even if you have doubts about your direction, focus on your intentions and concentrate your actions close to home where they matter the most.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Put your current state of restlessness to good use today by investigating uncharted territory. You have a taste for the unusual now, so get off the beaten track and discover new pleasures. You can enjoy the fruits of your activities if you consciously seek out fresh stimulation. Be thankful for the unique experiences you encounter that sweep away the cobwebs from the corners of your imagination. Free your mind and the rest will follow.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You might resent the notion that others are free to be weird and off the wall while you Goats are often left behind to be the central core of reason. It’s like going through life as the designated driver, but the truth is your dependability encourages others to lean on you when times are tough. Luckily, today’s cosmic energy provides you with an opportunity to explore the edges of reality and bring back a few wild ideas of your own. The best part is that people trust your innovative thinking now because they know you don’t chase every crazy idea that comes to mind.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You are still in the throes of wide emotional swings now, especially if you’re not happy with some aspect of your personal story. However, someone may offer enough hope today that you start to itch for change. It’s more advantageous to choose what will happen than wait for it to choose you. If you attempt to hide inside your cocoon of old habits, something will likely come along to shake up your world. Fortunately, you can pick your adventure first if you’re willing to spread your wings and fly.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
There are tempting goodies all around you but it seems as if you’re not allowed to have them yet. It’s like standing in front of a store filled with beautiful things and no way to get inside. Naturally, this dilemma can heighten your frustration, but you have the power to turn the entire situation around now by collecting and storing the images in your mind for future reference. These longings are seed ideas that will grow over the weeks ahead when you water them with action. Think long-term goals rather than short-term gratification.

~*~In the Stars for Tuesday February 17th, 2015~*~

 

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you're willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon's surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.
Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 3% 
Moon Age: 27.78 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 366,092.89 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,837,353.54 km

 
Moon in Aquarius - 12th House of Karma
Will create the strange sensation that something "NEW" is going to happen
& then something "NEW" actually and unexpectedly happens
For "new" readers - let me explain that when the Moon enters the star sign where it became a New Moon - is known as 12th House of Karma - and is therefore always the star sign prior to the New Moon. However, this month Moon in 12th House is different - very very much different.
 
As usually, you'd expect the Moon in 12th House of Karma to be quiet, fairly dull and boring - but it won't be - in fact - the Moon entering Aquarius is going to be unusually BUSY, vibrant and create lots of communicative activity - that's because the Aquarian New Moon on 20th Jan '15 last month was when Mercury was retrograde - today Moon enters Aquarius with Mercury going direct in Aquarius - therefore ANYTHING that should have happened in the past 30 days - but didn't happen - will inexplicably and magically just "happen"!
 
There's a lot of catching up to do - and suddenly, quickly and unexpectedly things will happen - for almost all of you - you will get the feeling that it's the New Moon already - because NEW things will be happening in your life. I know some of you who have planets in 12th House are sometimes unnecessarily worried by karmic 12th House - some of you are even superstitious about doing anything NEW prior to a NEW MOON - but as I've said many times - 12th House is a HUGE blessing - because it guarantees and assures you will always meet your destiny - even at the most unlikely times and often on the pathway you've chosen to avoid "it".
 
12th House karmic events have an inexplicable magnetic energy of unavoidable attraction - hence you always get "it". Therefore - and due to the fact that Mercury is now going direct in Aquarius - something you should have in your life - something which has given you a few headaches in the past 30 - 60 days - or longer - will now get sorted out - without arguments or without problems - "it" just happens - because the karmic 12th House of Moon in Aquarius will make it happen.
 
Now - I'm aware that other astrologers are defining the coming New Moon on Wednesday night / Thursday as an Aquarian New Moon - but as I will be explaining tomorrow - it is 100% a PISCES NEW MOON - and the proof of that will come during karmic 12th House of Moon in Aquarius when something specific and inexplicably karmic happens to you. Something you couldn't have planned for nor expected - happens - because when it's karmic nothing or no-one can prevent it from happening.
 
People who don't believe in or understand "astrology" - can't explain why inexplicable events happen - "they" also can't explain the invisible magnetic attraction between people and in fact they can't explain "why" you do everything you do. Astrological energies defines you do things because an energy attracts you to do what you do - and to be where you are - and to connect with the people you connect with. Even more so is karmic 12th House it makes things happen with ease - it makes people make decisions because it become clear that that's the right thing to do.
 
All of you will wake up on Tuesday morning and know - that something is going to happen today - it's invisible energy will create a positive aura in the whole world - and things will happen. NOTHING can stop "it" and karmic events will ensure you become FREE of something that destiny needs you to become FREE from - Moon in Aquarius is both DETACHMENT from people and simultaneous ATTACHMENT to others - but not just people as it will also mean Aquarian DETACHMENT from everything that is no longer going to be part of your future - which includes, where you work, who your dating, who you're living with and / or where you live.
 
Moon enters Aquarius - 12th House Karma - and far from "quiet"!
Moon enters Aquarius 00:15am UK - 1:15am Europe - 5:45am India
11:15am Sydney, Australia - [Monday 7:15pm USA EST]
Moon 3° Aquarius conjunct Mercury 3° Aquarius
Moon 4° Aquarius sextiles Saturn 4° Sagittarius
 

Just for Today Correspondence~Fat Tuesday February 17th, 2015

TUESDAY

Planet – Mars

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

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

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

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

Stones - bloodstone , garnet , ruby, amber

Colours – red, pink, orange.

Metal – Iron

Energy Type – Male

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

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


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

MOON CORRESPONDENCE

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

New Moon 
The dark of the moon, when the moon is invisible, is the most affective for casting spells concerning New Beginnings, and the launch of new projects. It is generally a time for taking new paths and making fresh plans established on the basis of past experiences. The influence of the New moon can also boost ambitions and careers, so it is a productive time for sowing the seeds of success. During the New moon, money spells, and work spells stand a better chance of being fulfilled than at other times. It is generally a good time for spending money and speculating with a view towards the future. Those who have experienced problems should take advantage of the valuable time.

New Moon - new beginnings, love, romance, health and work.

Tuesday - discussions, physical strength, confidence, protection.

Spell~Passion

Lust Spell.. 
(perform on Tuesday nights only) Perfect for Fat Tuesday

Materials:

picture of person you desire 
a red or pink candle 
pen or pencil

Cast a Circle...

Invoke Venus with this chant: 
Venus, Mighty one of Lust! 
I call upon you with your trust 
To bring this person to me now 
Your fragile trust is your vow!

Light your candle and chant while visiualizing you and 
your desired person doing what you wish.

Chant: 
(Person's desired name) please come to me 
Fufill my desire successfully 
I beg of you to come to me 
As I will, so mote it be.

Take the picture and write your name and the desired 
person's name on the back ofi t. Kiss the picture, 
place it to your heart. Extinguish the candle, and 
place picture in your pillow case.

Be Blessed & Cast With Care!

~Elder Airwolf~

Skinny Witch~Chinese Black Pepper and Shrimp Fried Rice

Serves 4 as a main course or 8 as a side dish

Yields about 7 cups

You might be surprised at just how much heat freshly ground black pepper can bring to this dish. Green cabbage, corn, and cucumber add freshness and crunch.

more about:

XO sauce 
 
bok choy 
brown basmati rice 
shrimp 
 
red onions 
scallions 
 
ginger 
 
garlic 
green cabbage 
oyster sauce 
black peppercorns 
frozen corn kernels 
cucumbers 
 
cilantro

2 Tbs. neutral oil, such as canola or peanut
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions (3 medium)
2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
2 Tbs. minced fresh garlic
8 oz. small to medium shrimp (up to 41 per lb.), peeled and deveined, halved lengthwise if larger
1 cup shredded green cabbage
1 Tbs. Chinese XO sauce
4 cups cold cooked brown basmati rice (from about 2 cups raw)
1 tsp. oyster sauce, more to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup chopped bok choy (cut into 3/4-inch pieces)
3/4 cup raw or thawed frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Heat a 14-inch wok or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Add the oil, swirl the wok to coat, and then add the red onion, scallions, ginger, garlic, and Stir-fry with a metal or wooden wok spatula until fragrant and light golden, 30 to 60 seconds.

Add the shrimp to the wok and stir-fry, until almost cooked through.

Add the cabbage and stir-fry until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the XO sauce and stir-fry until all of the ingredients are coated, about 30 seconds.

Using your hands or a fork, gently break up any clumps in the rice until the grains are separate. Add the rice to the wok and gently stir-fry, stopping occasionally so the rice has a chance to brown a bit, until it has some crispy edges and is heated through, about 3 minutes. You should hear sizzling during the last minute or so.

Drizzle the oyster sauce and sprinkle a pinch of pepper over the fried rice. Add the bok choy and corn and stir-fry until softened and brightly colored, 30 to 60 seconds. Taste and adjust the flavor as necessary with more oyster sauce and pepper.

Add the cucumber and cilantro and gently stir-fry until heated through, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer the fried rice to plates or bowls and serve right away.

nutrition information (per serving): 
Calories (kcal): 190; Fat (g): fat g 6; Fat Calories (kcal): 60; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 1; Protein (g):protein g 8; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 27; Polyunsaturated Fat (g):2.5; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 95; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 35; Fiber (g): fiber g 2;

PHOTO: SCOTT PHILLIPS

Fat Tuesday~Origins and History of Mardi Gras

When Iberville first set up camp near the future La Nouvelle Orléans,

 he named the site Pointe du Mardi Gras. The date was Mardi Gras day, 1699.

 

ORIGINAL REVELERS

The revels began (where so many revels did) in ancient Rome. Long before the Christian era, young men in disguise roamed the streets making merry during the winter Saturnalia. In the third century A.D., the emperor Aurelius fixed December 25- the winter solstice under the Julian calendar- as the birthday of the Invincible Sun, which the Romans worshipped. The dates of the Saturnalia and the Sun festival roughly collided, making for a weeklong, merry midwinter holiday season.

A couple of centuries later, the early Christian Church cleverly consolidated and converted these pagan feasts (as it had so many others) to a Christian holiday, declaring December 25 the birthday of the Son of God and Man. They called it "Christ Mass," or Christmas. The Epiphany, the visit of the three kings to the Christ Child, was then celebrated on January 6, the twelfth day after Christmas. In medieval Europe, the

Twelve Days of Christmas became a series of celebrations presided over by an impromptu king of the festivities, the Lord of Misrule.

During the revels, small tokens were distributed, suggesting the gifts brought by the three kings. The goodies dispensed by the Lord of Misrule and his court prefigure current carnival throws.

Bals masqués, or masked balls, became the pinnacle of Twelfth Night revelry in Renaissance Italy and spread to France and England. Early New Orleans Creoles called them les bals des rois, for the kings who presided over the masked merrymaking. A mock king for the night was chosen by chance: whoever found a coin or a bean in a piece of special "king cake" (named for the three kings and the king of Twelfth Night), was crowned monarch of Twelfth Night. His queen he either chose himself or was given through the luck of the draw: the girl who found a pea in her cake was crowned consort. The cake, bean and pea are ancient symbols of fertility.

Later, the masques and entertainment continued through Shrove Tuesday, which the French called mardi grasor "fat Tuesday," the day before Lent. Ironically, the solemn, austere period of Lent created Carnival, which means literally, "farewell to meat." All carnival revelries began with the frenzied overindulgence of people about to bid a temporary, but very fond, adieu to the pleasures of the flesh.

Another irony, the date for Easter (which determines Lent and therefore Mardi Gras) was determined by the Spring Equinox, a major pagan festival of ancient Rome, which the early Church characteristically morphed into a Christian feast day.

Mardi Gras falls between February 3 and March 9, always 46 days before Easter- the total of the 40 days of Lent plus the six Sundays in that period (no abstinence on Sunday). The date for Easter falls on the first Sunday after the full moon following the Spring Equinox.

CARNIVAL COMES TO THE CRESCENT CITY

When the French explorer, Pierre le Moyne, the Sieur de la Iberville, set up a camp about 60 miles south of the future La Nouvelle Orléans, he named the site Pointe du Mardi Gras. It was apropos, since the date was March 3, 1699, Mardi Gras day.

The Europeans brought their carnival customs, and Creole society was soon masking and dancing at private balls while revelers in disguise roamed the streets.

The year 1837 marked the first documented procession of masked revelers in New Orleans. By the mid 1840s, the carousing and drunken streetcapades had grown so wild, relatively sober citizens lobbied to ban all public carnival celebrations.

But six men from Mobile, where Mardi Gras celebrations had been held as early as 1708 and parades since 1831, stepped in. Together with thirteen New Orleanians, they founded the first Mardi Gras organization and named it for a reference to "Comus with his crew" from John Milton's poem, "A Mask Presented at Ludlow-Castle." In Roman mythology, Comus was the god of mirth and revelry. A follower of Dionysus, he was represented as a drunken youth bearing a torch. In Milton's poetic masque, Comus is a rascal, the son of wine god Bacchus and Circe, daughter of the Sun.

With a little whimsy and archaic spelling, the Mobile Six formed the Mistick Krewe of Comus, and in 1857 they paraded by torchlight on Mardi Gras evening on two mule-drawn floats.

They decided the parade wasn't enough. The Krewe of Comus wanted something grander to celebrate Mardi Gras, so they formed a secret society in keeping with their Masonic origins, and issued 3,000 invitations to a ball which became the event of the year for New Orleans society. The first queen of Comus was Mildred Lee, daughter of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, whose exploits the city still venerates with a monument at Lee Circle.

The parade and ball, with themes from mythology and literature, were so successful that party-minded New Orleanians decided more was better, and the krewes of Twelfth Night Revelers, Proteus, and Momus were formed. Their parades rolled through dusky evenings and dark nights lit only by torches. But that was about to change.

RUSSIAN RULE YET

It was by sheer chance that Alexis Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia, landed in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. The year was 1872, and he was in single-minded pursuit of his latest amour, actress Lydia Thompson.

Nevertheless, to celebrate his visit, a group of 40 businessmen funded a daytime parade and called it "Rex," Latin for "king." The first arrival of Rex was a surprise to most citizens. They learned of it on Lundi Gras (the day before Mardi Gras) through an announcement in the local newspapers ordering that normal business be shut down and the city handed over to "Rex, King of Carnival."

In the duke's honor, the newly formed Rex organization adopted the Romanov family colors of purple, green, and gold (which represent justice, fidelity, and power, respectively). They commissioned a band to play the Duke's favorite love song, "If Ever I Cease to Love," from the play Bluebeard, in which Thompson had a role.

After Alexis left, the colors stuck, the gala day parade continued, and a masked ball was added the next year in 1873. The song became the Mardi Gras anthem and theme of Rex, who mounted a permanent throne as King of Carnival and Monarch of Merriment with the motto Pro bono publico, "For the common good."

Amazingly, Rex's first arrival via riverboat at the foot of Canal Street, is still repeated every Lundi Gras. The mayor turns the city and its keys over to him in a public ceremony. That's how Mardi Gras became a legal holiday in New Orleans.

THE KING OF CAKES

King cakes came to New Orleans with the French, who substituted a tiny baby Jesus for the medieval bean. The cakes began as round, custard-filled pastries decorated with crowns. (These have lately become popular once again, made by French pastry shops around the city.)

Later, a brioche pastry was rolled into an open circle like a crown, decorated with jewel-like sugars, and it was in this form that the king cake became a New Orleans carnival staple, made and served only between January 6 (the Feast of the Three Kings) and Mardi Gras.

Within all New Orleans king cakes, there is either a bean or a small plastic baby. At the Twelfth Night Revelers ball, which kicks off the carnival season on January 6, whoever gets the golden bean is the queen. Her maids are designated by silver beans. (Now, of course, the court is chosen in advance, unlike their medieval counterparts who found the tokens at random.)

For two centuries, king cakes have been served at the Queen's breakfasts which follow private Mardi Gras balls. Guests at any party given in the Mardi Gras season are almost guaranteed a slice of king cake. King cakes are even appearing at New Year's Eve feasts, a sweet finish to the fireworks.

For decades, the king cake set off a round of parties in the teen crowd. Whoever got the baby or bean at the first soirée gave a king cake party the following weekend. The chain continued until Mardi Gras. In some circles, the tradition lives on.

Blessed Moon's Day Pagans )O(

 

LEGION OF PAGANS INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

SPRING 2015 CLASS ROSTER

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

 

The following are the spring classes I am offering you and the instructors that will be teaching the classes with their personal introductions.

 

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS DISCRIPTION~~~

 

Instructor~Amethyst Reign

 

Merry Meet and Welcome!

 

I’m Amethyst Reign and I will be your instructor and guide for this course. I am a solitary witch; I am ordained as a High Priestess and an ordained non-denominational minister with a Doctor of Metaphysics through Mystic Forest Ministries and Universal Life Church.

 

I have been practicing my craft for 48 years in March. My Aunties and Grammies, and various mentors taught me over the years. I manifested my gifts at a very young age, and found a peace and belonging I had never had anywhere else.

 

I am very pleased you have decided to join me for this course, and I do look forward to assisting you on your journey.

 

We all need to start somewhere, and The Basic Witch class will do just that. You will find that a strong and stable foundation will lead you to where you want to go. We will cover many interesting, and more than likely, new topics during our journey over the next few months. You will find yourself growing throughout this course.

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

There is a fee for the course of $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

 

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101 Class DISCRIPTION~~~

Educator TN Evenfall

 

Welcome to Herbology 101! I'm T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall (TN for short) and I'll be your instructor over the next few months.

 

A few things about me - I'm a witch (obviously!) and I love working with herbs! I'm also a Master Gardener, certified through the University of Maryland, so in addition to continually studying the Craft, I'm also continually learning about plants, growing them and using them.

 

~DISCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown there own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow,harvest,dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

 

Class cost for herbology 101 12 week course $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

)O(~~~~~Intermediate Witch Class Description~~~~~)O(

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

Merry Meet Students!

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

I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling. I am the founder and owner of the Legion of Pagans Enterprises.

 

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

 

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

 

This is a 12 week course, The cost for the class is $100.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~*~Dark Witch Realm Class Description~*~

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

The Dark Witch is not to be confused with the Blyssful Witch and its practices though it skirts around the same edges, but focuses more towards Old World witchcraft and from the Morrigan rather than the Luciferarian traditions. The educational instruction will include the old witchcraft with a modern twist diving deeper into history and spell casting of the craft. This is a progressive class and if you have not already been educated in the introduction of dark arts, applicants will have to take a placement exam. All that dare to enter the Dark Witchcraft must have previous education and or skills and knowledge.

 

The Legion of Pagans will accept certification from other pagan educational schooling for placement. The class will run 11 weeks of educational instruction and one week of orientation. Depending upon the progression of the students will determine a extended length for class completion.

 

There will be four required books for the class that will be posted with the curriculum. My classes are extremely demanding and not for the faint of heart, so if you're ready to embrace all of the craft follow the link to apply. The Legion is proud of all our educators and programs we have to offer new practitioners.

 

The class cost is $150.00 for the 12 week course and worth every penny for the education the Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry provides based on the feedback from previous and current students.

 

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

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis and an ordained non-denominational Inter-Faith minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. I don’t have an exact time to indicate when I began on this Path of the Craft, however, it has been with me since childhood. I’m excited to be able to share in a part of your journey!

 

Candle Magick is a valuable tool in spellwork, meditation, prayer as well as in healing to mention a few areas. By blending the use of wax, herbs and oils, symbols, signals, gestures and words you are directing a symphony of powerful energies to manifest your intention.

 

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth

 

and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your every day magick.

 

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

This is a 4 week course

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~***~ Faery Magick Mini Class Description~***~

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome to all things Faerie!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis. I am also a Celtic Faerie Shaman Ambassador which means I act as an intermediary, so to speak, between us and the Good Neighbors. The Faeries have been recorded throughout history in all cultures.

 

Remember, in all dealings with the Fae, you must be respectful and use discernment. They have their own rules and ways of conduct but they have so much knowledge humans can benefit from. The Realm of the Fae is truly magickal and mystical! Once you begin working with Faerie you will see our world in a different way.

 

COST OF 4 WEEK CLASS IS $40.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

For more information and instruction on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to :

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Make sure you include the course your inquiring for.

 

Or

 

apply for a membership at:

www.legionofpagans.com

 

You must apply from a PC not a cell device for classes or membership.

Once your membership has been approved, follow the email we send to complete your application. After this process is completed you can access the website via cell device.

 

Be Blessed on Your Journey

)O(

 

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Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

 

Institution of Magick School

 

Elder Airwolf~Founder/Owner

~*Your Daily Fortunes for Monday February 16th, 2015*~

 

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

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

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

Norse Viking Rune~Tiwaz
Tiwaz

Pronunciation
"Tee-wahz"

Phonetic Value
" t "

Translation
Hail

Meaning
The god Tyr (as in Tuesday)

Associated Gods
Tyr

Astrological Correspondence
Libra

Magickal Uses
Protection, victory, strength, strengthening the will, healing a wound

Tiwaz is a god rune named after the God Tr after whom Tuesday is named. It is a rune of positive regulation that involves personal sacrifice to ensure a positive result. Also, like Sowulo, promises success in our achievements, but does require that personal sacrifice. This rune works well in legal matters but only if you are right to begin with. Tiwaz also represents determination and male sexuality. It symbolizes new challenges and initiations into new understandings.

There is a need for courage now, as your victory is already assured if your heart remains true. Make use of all the skill and wisdom you have acquired so far. Protect your faith, as it will be challenged. But truth, honesty and justice will always be.

Tyr's rune is one of the oldest in the fuark, having survived virtually unchanged from the earliest Bronze-age carvings. It represents all those qualities associated with the God: strength, heroism, duty and responsibility.

Reverse Meaning
There is an indication of losing energy through ill-timed or hasty action. Examine your motibes, are you concerned with self-conquest or the domination of another?

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

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

Witches Oracle~Health
Well the meaning here in this stone is pretty clear. If you have chosen this stone you are to take heed to your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Remember health is not only in the food and exercise we need to pay attention to, but to also take precautions to lingering health issues or mind and spirit as well. Also take into account if someone close to you is having health issues this can also drain you and make you vulnerable and weak, thus more susceptible to your own health issues. 
Remember to use all the weapons available to you regardless of tradition, never shut that door when it comes to your health.

Animal Spirit~Turkey

Has turkey gobbled his way into your life today? If so he brings a message of sacrificing for the greater good. To some indigenous tribes, Turkey represents the spirit of the giveaway--a ceremony where those who have more give to those who have less, thus "sacrificing" for others. If Turkey helps you feel the spirit of giving, who can you help?

I Ching~55: Great Abundance

A time of abundance comes into full flower when the powers of leadership and teamwork are at their peak. The situation is like that of the sun at midday — a high noon of clarity, insight and progress. Such peak periods can be brief. Whether this refers to a national cycle, a business boom or a period of abundance, it is important to bale your hay while the sun is shining. 

During a period of abundance, it benefits one to show benevolence, to share the fruit of one's good fortune. Think of good deeds now as a hedge against times of scarcity in the future. This reading bodes well for expansion in love, the raising of children and the nurturing of a healthy family or any close-knit group.

Horoscopes~

Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
It seems as if you must step on the brakes today or you could upset the delicate dynamics around you. The truth is you need take other people's emotions into consideration, even if you think you know what you want. However, you can only put off the inevitable for so long since you won't be satisfied until you try to achieve satisfaction. However, it doesn't matter how important your goals are; the ends don't justify the means. Paradoxically, you are more likely to experience personal fulfillment now if you work for the common good.

Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
It's now time to do something that is indulgent rather than productive, especially if you have been on your best behavior. Although you have specific goals in mind, there's less concern about what you accomplish now and more attention on the anticipation of pleasure. But even if you are conflicted about what's ahead, take a risk and temporarily break free from your obligations. Luckily, you can pick up where you left off in a day or two after you've had your share of fun.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
Your deeply-rooted wanderlust can't be resolved so easily now because you can't stop dreaming about your next great adventure. It's time to think about going the full distance, but if this kind of journey is outside of your comfort zone, at least reach as far as you can by learning as much as possible about your desired destination. Making the trip sounds lovely, but what's more important today is that you allow yourself to have an experience that stretches your mind.

Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You are tired of people piling responsibilities on you and are ready to do something about it. Thankfully, your workload could begin to ease up later today when the Moon leaves your 7th House of Relationships. Although a one-on-one confrontation may temporarily resolve the tension, there are still issues about love that concern you at this time. Avoiding an emotional connection isn't wise, especially if you are afraid of your own feelings. Push against your resistance in order to establish new ways of interacting with others.

Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You are standing on the cusp of a major breakthrough, but can't push yourself any faster than circumstances allow. Your own desires have less to do with the speed of change now than the surrounding events. Remember, frustration stems from your impatience; deep transformation works on its own schedule. The days following Wednesday's New Moon will bring in the next round of opportunities. It's time to move your life ahead with a revitalized sense of purpose.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your ideas might appear to lack ingenuity today, but they're probably more useful than they seem at first. Remind your coworkers that the best solution to a problem isn't necessarily the flashiest one. Don't panic if no one is interested in pursuing your plan. Instead, take the time to talk them through your thinking so they can see the soundness of your logic. Even your strongest adversaries will soften their resistance to your firm but gentle persistence.

Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Having fun shouldn't be hard work but it seems as if the good times are elusive now. Even simple romantic adventures could run into delays while you manage logistical problems. Reality itself seems to get in the way of enjoyment just enough to make you realize what you're missing. Hang in there; this is no time to give up. You can overcome the obstacles no matter how ponderous they seem today.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You could be worried about one-too-many loose ends unraveling today, but you can make things worse by jumping in and trying to fix things before they break. Nevertheless, this is no time to sit around in an idyllic dream state; there's work to be done and it won't happen on its own without your participation. But don't waste your precious time and energy by running around in circles. A plan built on a cohesive strategy is ultimately wiser than rushing in to save the day.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You might be extra chatty today, but you must settle in beneath your distracting stories and tall tales to get in touch with the significant issues of the day. Too much confidence is a liability if it prevents you from seeing your shortcomings. It's time to get real, instead of just smiling your way through the day. Act with maturity and engage fully in discussion about the issues as they surface. Honest discussion will reveal the truth you need to know at this time.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You are not as afraid to spend your money now, especially if you think you have found an amazing bargain. It's even sweeter if you can buy something original that arouses your sense of beauty. But don't worry about what others like; pay attention to your gut reaction, and express your tastes by purchasing something that is special to you. As time marches on, you might just remember the magical feeling that inspired you to make a special acquisition.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You have a sinking sensation today as you realize that you've fallen behind schedule and you're not going to finish your work on time. Although others might not understand your dilemma, an incomplete job can loom overhead like a storm cloud blocking the Sun. Nevertheless, a high level of self-confidence kicks in as the reflective Moon returns to your sign later in the day. Don't call it quits, even if you're aware of your current workload. Focusing on the possibilities enables nearly anything to happen.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You might spend more time hanging out at the water cooler than actually getting your work done today. You crave a lot of social contact as the Moon passes through your 11th House of Networking. However, if your job requires you to interact with others, you could be at the top of your game now. Sharing your feelings and dreams with your peers can be quite inspiring as long as it doesn't seriously interfere with your performance. No matter what you do, leading by example motivates everyone to do their best.

Be Blessed Pagans!
~Elder Airwolf~

~*~In the Stars for Monday February 16th, 2015~*~


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

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 9% 
Moon Age: 26.65 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 369,145.27 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,806,706.94 km

Moon 25° Capricorn sextiles Venus 25° Pisces
Moon 27° Capricorn sextiles Mars 27 ° Pisces


Weekly Astrology for Pisces
For everyone with Sun in Pisces
 
Your Own Astrological Chart
For the past few months I've updated this page - but realized the truth that it's not 100% right. As your own astrological chart will truthfully define what happens for you. Therefore - if you've any questions about understanding your own astrological chart use the "reading" service.
However, there are patterns that will define what happens to you - the inner planets of Sun, Mercury and Venus - have their own cycle and pattern - and something you should recognize by now - just like you know which Moon star signs are good for you and which are bad for you.
Whilst the energy of outer planets of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto will define your life as fixed transcending energies - as collectively everyone gets the same energy - but depending on your own astrological chart and age - will define how you receive, accept or fight against the transcending energies from the outer planets.
 
This week's important astrological aspects are :-
[1] Sun in Aquarius [2] Mercury in Aquarius [3] Venus in Pisces [4] Mars in Pisces
[5] Jupiter in Leo [6] Saturn in Sagittarius [7] Uranus in Aries [8] Neptune in Pisces [9] Pluto in Capricorn
 
[1] Sun in Aquarius 20th January => 19th February 2015 - it's going to be an unusual month for you - and it doesn't stop once Sun enters Pisces either - the ongoing non-stop changes will continue at least until end April 2015 - then you'll be able to relax and take it easy again. The truth is you've been asking for things to change for the past few years - and now that they do change - ironically - you're wishing it could go back to stagnation again. That's because as a water sign of Pisces - you don't adapt easily to the initial beginnings of change - and in the past 4 years - since Neptune entered Pisces - you haven't STUCK at anything with the ease you normally do. It's like you haven't yet accepted the new waters you find yourself swimming in "yet".
 
The good news is that this month [and next month Sun in Pisces] you will undergo as series of changes - and this time you will find a method and situations that will ensure you come out of the other side - into a NEW world. Unlike the past few years - when you've gone in - but backtracked and come out - back to where you started. This year this month and next - you will succeed in moving forward.
 
You might think it's ONLY YOU - and that you're the ONLY ONE getting it - you're not - all star signs - everyone in the world will be experiencing generational changes. It's just you as a PISCES - especially if you've born between 18th February => 1st March of any year - are getting it more than others due to
 
Saturn moves 2° => 3° => 4° Sagittarius [Fire Sign] | squaring your PISCES identity
And Neptune moves 5° => 6° => 7° => 8° Pisces [Water Sign] | conjunct your PISCES identity
 
So it seems like you're being squeezed and forced to change - the good news is that when you stop being uptight, anxious and relax more - then you'll see that DESTINY is actually helping you attain the NEW LIFE - a NEW LIFE which will bring you stability and happiness for the next 12-20 years of your life - all you need to do is LET the changes happen. Open up more - swim in the waters you find yourself in - instead of fighting to get-out.
 
As a WATER sign of Pisces - you should enjoy the journey of change - but because the past few years since Neptune entered Pisces in 2011 - you haven't been able to - you're doubting whether - the unfolding changes are simply more bad news or whether the changes will come good for you. All I ask you to do - is have faith - the constant changes that are about to unfold are just part of the journey - don't get anxious - accept and enjoy the fact that REAL things are happening in your life - and you've not been neglected or forgotten.
 
AND most importantly - when BIG dramas happen in other people's lives - especially around the Leo Full Moon of 3rd February - don't get involved in their lives - it's their karmic problem not yours - and however tempting it is to get involved - don't - because if you get involved in other people's drama - it will distract you from your own life - and that's when you will make mistakes. If you keep focus on your own destiny during Sun in Aquarius - then nothing will bother you.
 
 
 
[2] Mercury in Aquarius 5th January => 13th March 2015 - [which includes a Mercury retrograde from 22nd January => 12th February 2015] - with both Mercury & Venus in Aquarius - the energy of change is going to be busy and vibrant for everyone.
However, as a water sign of Pisces - you want a quiet life but that's not going to happen anytime soon - and therefore just ACCEPT that the next few weeks - at least until 27th January 2015 - it's going to be very very busy.
A word of advice - is please react quickly - otherwise - being "slow" and unresponsive will annoy others - they might take it as a sign that you're not interested or you're being stubborn and want to block their progress. You might miss great opprtunities if you're too slow.
Another facet of both Mercury & Venus in Aquarius - is harmony from WITHIN - you're mind and thoughts will be thinking clearly and you'll find SUCCESS - if you do something as soon as you get the brilliant idea to do it.
The Mercury retrograde in house of money in liberating "Aquarius" between 22nd January => 12th February 2015 - should you the answers you need to sort out your finances - and give you the freedom you need.
 
 
[3] Venus in Pisces 27th January => 20th February 2015 - this week Venus in Pisces - begins to work with Mars in Pisces on that area of your life that's been dormant for the past 2 years - and it luckily now gets sorted. Venus defines what excites you inside - what you love in life - so much that you can't live without - LOVE, MONEY & SUCCESS - and yet for the past 2 years many have just survived and not had any of these at all.
Due to the fact that it is the Sun's light that is shining on Venus and Mars in Pisces [and all the planets in our solar system] - it is therefore the power of Sun in Aquarius that is generating the all the unexpected surprises, all the busy lively activity, all the solutions and hence all the success - it's essence is both in unusual brilliant ideas and through power of freedom of speech and communication - you get the success you need.
For you - as a Pisces - it is perfect - because - the moment you think the idea - "life" will ensure you get on and do it immediately - and see an immediate positive result. Just remember - to convey your strong message - packaged in laughter, smiles and warmth - and then it will be received correctly. If you send your message in a serious NEGATIVE manner - it will be received as NEGATIVE and get blocked - so be careful HOW you say things. During Venus in Pisces by 20th February - your life will be much happier - as you'll see that neglected facet of LOVE, MONEY and SUCCESS being sorted out - won't that be a huge relief !
 
 
[4] Mars in Pisces 12th January => 19th February 2015 - Mars is the power to get life moving - and as you've seen from the past few weeks - things are moving. During Mars in Pisces - even the things that are so used to be left-along in peace and quiet - will be moving too - that's because Mars in Pisces will not allow anything or anyone to rest. The real reason is that Mars in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius - ensuring anything that DESTINY wants moving and wants changing - will now be changed.
As Pisces - you like change - but only things you want changing - you don't like it when changes are forced on you - this week - you're going to find yourself being forced to change - in order to help others. Use the best of your strengths - and if someone needs a HELP - give them HELP. You shouldn't hesitate doing what you know is right - Mars in Pisces will bring out the BEST in you - and will ensure others notice your strengths - this will help your long-term stability and success.
 
 
[5] Jupiter in Leo - from 16th July 2014 => 11th August 2015 - the GOOD news is that Jupiter in Leo will quickly work in July, August and September 2014 to fix your life for you - even quicker than you can imagine - the PISCES - it will allow you to live again - for the past 12 months - you came under pressure to change - with so many external things affecting your life - that you didn't have peace to be "you".
Now and for the next 12 months - you will be able to be YOU again - but you must be honest with yourself - what's the real version of YOU and what have you been doing just to please others and what have you been doing to AVOID dealing with MAJOR issues in your life. Life is about having the right people in your life - and even you - are going to realize that you can't live alone - life is most wholesome and most successful when you're sharing with others and having loving relationships.
 
Currently Jupiter is in retrograde and until Jupiter goes direct on 9th April 2015 the next few weeks will be focused on sorting out the "past" - solving the problems of the "past" - will ensure you will have a much happier future. Business and Success is often defined by looking at the "Past" to see where you went wrong - and then correcting the specific mistakes - so use the time until 9th April 2015 - and put the "past" right - even if it means either forgiving the "past" or deleting it completely !
 
 
[6] Saturn entered Sagittarius 23rd December 2014 - to be explained at length after completing "Next Year 2015" pages - meanwhile read the introduction on Months Astrology and to that I must add that as a Pisces - you're going to see your world changing Saturn in Sagittarius - and it starts immediately on Tuesday evening 23rd December when Saturn enters Sagittarius.
 
There's something we all used to have within each of us prior to 2008 - and that was a FIRE - created from WITHIN and yet it influenced our outer aura - that enabled us to THINK of, FOCUS on and got excited about something and then made it happen. It happened - because your destiny wanted you to want it to happen - so your aura became fired-up and excited towards achieving it. This made you LOVE LIFE - because it made you feel so alive. It also gave you confidence because you knew - that if you got the "energy" - you were going to succeed to get what you were being fired-up to get.
 
During the past 5 years - what you got fired-up and excited for - has changed - and during Saturn in Sagittarius - will be changing again - except now - it will disturb and puzzle you - because things that you used to get so excited for - you're no longer "turned-on" by - whereas other things are now getting your attention.
 
Saturn in Sagittarius will be creating the inexplicable WARMTH to make you connected to all your destined to be connected to - and it will do it for every facet of your life - excite you with WARMTH towards your destiny - and likewise - it create COLDNESS towards everything that's no longer important or relevant in your life. The problem is how do you inform others that you've changed your mind!?
 
 
 
 
[7] Uranus in Aries - before attempting to explain the unpredictable and inexplicable and how it pertains to you - the Pisces - I must explain a little about the goals and objective of Uranus in Aries - "destiny" needs to create a "future" for humanity and in order to create the "future" it needs EVERYONE to think differently today.
The period of history until March 2011 - was the "past" - and the methods of the past - although useful - aren't sustainable nor right for the future which began in March 2011. Hence dramatically Uranus creates unexpected situations that need brilliant ideas to solve the problems. Aries rules the head and ideas - and unfortunately many people forget they've got a head - and certainly have forgotten how to use it.
People who are STUCK in the PAST - trying to sustain past methods will find themselves getting very frustrated, stressed out and will find that "destiny" has different plans for humanity. Uranus in Aries - wants humanity to GROW and CHANGE to a NEW LEVEL - and now between December 2014 and July 2015 is the karmic time that we will all collectively be taken to that NEW LEVEL as Uranus goes direct on 22nd December 2014 - and once again - goals of the "future" will be awakened.
 
From 23rd December 2014 - you have probably realized something has changed - and as a Pisces- you don't like changes that you sense but can't see what they are and what's going to happen - but you KNOW that something has changed - and you can sense that it means the status quo you've accepted in the past 2-3 years - is about to change. All I can say - is realize that between now and March 2015 - you're going to be changing in many more ways than one. Go with the flow and let life take you on the "journey" - you will have the "new" stability after 21st March 2015 - that you're looking for - however - between now and then - there's going to be many changes - all of which are truthfully very good for you - so enjoy the journey instead of being worried about the destination.
 
 
[8] Neptune in Pisces - has very important significance to you as a Pisces - this is a difficult aspect to explain for "everyone" because depending on which generation you belong to - will related to where Neptune sits in your chart - if you happen to be born with Neptune in Scorpio between 1956 => 1970 - you're the luckiest - as Neptune in Pisces means you can start to make BIG progress in your life. Specifically something NEW that was defined in your life when Neptune entered Pisces in April 2011 will now begin to become successful in your life.
The nature of Neptune's movement that constantly you have to go back in order to go forward - and just when you though you were making progress - the Neptune retrograde takes you backwards - which since June 2014 you went backwards - from 16th November 2014 you went forwards again - and from 7th March 2015 - Neptune will be out of it's shadow - and NEW facets of your life will get a boost and move forward again.
As a Pisces you might want things to go back to the way they were prior to April 2011 - but you're now realizing that's never going to happen - and you're actually getting used to the "new" life with it's "new" version of life - as you're seeing that "life" has more meaning to it than the superficial life you were used to prior to April 2011.
 
 
[9] Pluto in Capricorn - as explained on this week's astrology - Pluto is BIGGER than people think - as it deals with all the karmic destined events that you MUST experience in order for your complete identity and your life to become WHOLESOME.
Since November 2008 - you've wished that life could go-back to how it used to be - the sooner you DELETE that wish from your head - the better - because LIFE has changed since Pluto entered Capricorn - it is the DESTINED time when your identity has to become WHOLESOME. This means you have to stop being stubborn and fixed on what you want to happen - and let DESTINY show you what you need to learn.
During the next few months with Pluto direct until 17th April 2015 - your karmic destiny is going to be putting you on a pathway that you never imagined possible - and instead of being forced and pushed into making changes and decisions - you will remarkably be quite happy to let go of the past because you'll be seeing a much better future unfolding for you - in real life - this will be become especially clear by 17th March 2015 after the final Pluto Square Uranus you GIVE UP living in the "past" and accept the "new" life as it is being defined for you.
 

Just for Today Correspondence~Monday February 16th, 2015

MONDAY

Planet - Moon

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

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

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

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

Magical stones : moonstone , pearl, clear quartz

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

Metal - Silver

Energy Type – Female

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

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

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

Waning Moon 
This is the period when the moon journeys from Full to New moon. Casting spells for removing problems, eliminating trouble, neutralizing adversaries and causing harm is most affective when the moon is on the wane. Protection spells for yourself, your loved ones, home and material possessions are also best cast at this time. It is also a time when our bodies are most susceptible to cleansing, so it is a good time to cleanse yourself through the process of detoxification. This can be best achieved through healing and herbal remedies, such as healing teas. Diet and exercise also become easier during this time and results tend to last longer.

Spell for today~Spell for Increasing Recharging Psychic Energy

Tools Needed:

*2 Drops Of Jasmine Oil

*2 Drops of Geranium Oil

*An Oil Burner

*3 clear Quartz Crystals

Instruction:

Take a soothing bath and prepare yourself. Once you have finished, go into the bedroom and burn the oils, cleanse the crystals and then lie on your bed.

Place one crystal over your third eye chakra (between the eyebrows) and hold the other two crystals one in each hand. Make sure that the crystal on your forehead is pointing downwards and that the other two are pointing upwards.

Visualise a mighty surge of gold heat and energy entering through your feet and climbing through your body and into the palms of your hands, where the crystals light up. This energy will continue rising until it reaches the third crystal, which will light up and release the powers through the top of your head.

Enjoy all your senses tingling and the pleasure of being revived again. 
 

Be Blessed Today & Cast With Care

~Elder Airwolf~

 

Today Healthy Herb~Sun's Day February 15th, 2015

Elm, Slippery Ulmus fulva

Common Names
Elm, Slippery , Red Elm, Moose Elm, Indian Elm
Botanical Name
Ulmus fulva
Family
Urticaceae

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Elm, Slippery

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

Medicinal Uses: * Bladder Infection (UTI) * Burns * Cuts & Wounds * Diarrhea* Gastritis/ulcer * Sore Throat 
Properties: * Astringent * Demulcent * Depurative * Diuretic * Emollient * Expectorant
Parts Used: Inner Bark
Constituents: mucilage

Slippery Elm bark powder is considered one of the best possible herbal poultices for reducing pain and inflammation of wounds, boils and skin ulcers, and burns. The tree's inner bark is rich in mucilage, a spongy, slippery fiber that soothes skin on the outside and coats the mucus membranes that cause irritation in the throat and urinary tract when the herb is taken as a tea or infusion. 1 In Herbal Healing for Women, Rosemary Gladstar explains the source of the myth that slippery elm can be harmful in pregnancy. Native American women used long sticks of slippery elm to induce miscarriage, which gave slippery elm a bad reputation in that regard. It is perfectly safe, and indeed is a used as a medicinal food.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :The chopped bark is suitable for poultices. Use ground bark for tea. The inner bark is preferred. Teas, infusions, poultices. Up to 5 tablespoons (15 grams) of slippery elm bark can be dissolved in a cup (240 ml) of water. Sometimes found encapsulated and as a liquid extract. 1


The Slippery Elm is a small tree abundant in various parts of North America. The inner bark has important medicinal value and was official in the US. Pharmacopoeia. The powdered bark is sold in two forms: a coarse powder for use as poultices and a fine powder for making a mucilaginous drinks. It is recommended that ten-year old bark be used. The powder should be grey of fawn-colored. If dark or reddish, good results will not be obtained. 2

Regional Traditions :North America *

Related Species Ulmus rubra

 

History and Traditions & Folklore

 

It is a cold and Saturnine plant. The leaves thereof bruised and applied heal green wounds, being bound thereon with its own bark. The leaves or the bark used with vinegar cureth scurf and leprosy very effectually: The decoction of the leaves, bark, or root, being bathed, heals broken bones.
Nicholas Culpeper, 1653

Top 10 reasons we fall in love

 

On this Valentine’s Day 2015, what the world of science suggests about the mystery we call love.

When I was young, it seemed as if I fell in love a lot. Looking back now, more than 50 years from my first crush, I remember the dizzying feeling of new intimacies, emotional boundaries crashing down, two hearts thumping, two hands touching, the whole huge magical adrenaline rush of it. And if the prince turned out to be a toad, or geography nixed the relationship, well … I turned my thoughts to working hard and living a happy life. On this Valentine’s Day 2015, I want to share with you what the world of science suggests, from the perspective of one who has loved long and a lot, about the mystery we call love.

Science explains love in many ways. From various scientists and scientific studies, here are some reasons why we love.

1. Because we all want to “expand beyond ourselves.” Pyschologist Arthur Aron at Stoney Brook University has conducted studies suggesting that a primary motive for us as humans is to “expand the self and to increase our abilities and our effectiveness.”

Usually, we fall in love with a person that we find attractive and appropriate for us, but also someone who demonstrates that they are attracted to us. This creates a situation where a great opportunity is open to us for self-expansion. The fact that they are attracted to us offers a significant opportunity — when we perceive this, we feel a surge of exhilaration!

2. Good eye contact. Arthur Aron again (see #1). He conducted a study that encouraged strangers of the opposite sex to discuss intimate details about themselves for 90 minutes. At the end of that time, each coupled stared into each other’s eyes for four minutes in silence. The results? Many of the couples said they felt a deep attraction to each other, even though they’d never met before. Two of the couples ended up married.

3. Because of inner and outer synchronicity. We fall in love, says psychologist Mark B. Kristal in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, when processes in our bodies align with appropriate triggers from the outside world. He speaks of “visual, regular olfactory, auditory and tactile cues” happening in “the proper time, order and place.”

There are several types of chemistry required in romantic relationships. It seems like a variety of different neurochemical processes and external stimuli have to click in the right complex and the right sequence for someone to fall in love

4. Because we like the way they smell. Many studies have shown that smell plays a role in love. Plus we’re not just talking about the ordinary smell of your lover’s dirty T-shirts (dirty T-shirts, by the way, have been the stock-in-trade of smell studies), but also those other, perhaps odorless, signals that enter the brain through the olfactory system. That’s right, pheromones. Volumes have been written on the subject of smell and pheromones in attraction, love and marriage, and don’t we all know it’s true?

5. Because we like the way they kiss. Kissing has an element of smell to it, obviously, but kissing all by itself can determine if the relationship holds promise. Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of the book The Science of Kissing, told EarthSky a year ago that a kiss, and especially a first kiss, plays a big role in determining the future of a relationship, according to scientific studies. 
She said:Fifty-nine percent of men and 66 percent of women say they have ended a budding relationship because a kiss didn’t go well. It’s your body’s way of saying, look elsewhere.

6. Because of our hormones. You know how your heart pounds and your mouth goes dry when your new lover rings the doorbell? It’s basically a stress response. Romantic, eh? Adrenaline, dopamine and serotonin all come into play in love’s early stages. Love-struck couples also have high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which stimulates an intense rush of pleasure, essentially the same effect on the brain as taking cocaine (see #9, below). Want to learn more about hormones in love? Try this post from Scientific American: Your brain in love.

7. Because sex is good for us. Sex relieves stress, boosts immunity, burns calories, boosts heart health, improves intimacy … and so much more. You can read more about the health benefits of sex in this post from WebMD.

8. To make and raise babies, together. Martie Haselton, a psychologist at UCLA, believes love is a “commitment device,” a mechanism that encourages two humans to form a lasting bond to ensure the “long-term health of children.” Haselton and her colleagues conducted experiments, asking people to think about how much they love their partners while suppressing thoughts of other attractive people. They then have the same people think about how much they sexually desire their partners while suppressing thoughts about others. It turns out that love does a much better job of pushing out potential rivals than sex does. This is what you’d expect, Haselton says, if love was a drive to form a long-term commitment. 
She said:Natural selection has built love to make us feel romantic.

9. Because love is a drug. Neuroscientist Thomas Insel and colleagues at Emory University in Atlanta conducted studies showing that that monogamous pair bonding among prairie voles (small rodents that mate for life) affects the same brain reward circuits that are responsible for addiction to cocaine and heroin. They say their conclusions are probably true for humans, too. If not … viva le vole!

10. Because we are created for love. Who said that? I did.

Okay, so now we know some of what the world of science has to offer on the subject of falling in love. Meanwhile, what’s the best way to stay in love? Psychologist Arthur Aron says the best predictor for lasting longterm relationships is kindness.

And lest you take any of this too seriously, remember …

Although I speak in tongues
Of men and angels
I’m just sounding brass
And tinkling cymbals without love.
– 1 Corinthians 13:1 (translation from Joni Mitchell)

In other words, despite all that science has to offer, there is something about love, falling in love, being in love, showing love, maintaining lifelong love – whether that’s between romantic partners, parents and children, friends or people in the world at large – that transcends all our definitions and attempts to understand. True, scientific studies have shown neurochemical, psychological, olfactory, evolutionary and psychological reasons for love. But, in the end, we love who we love, and the act of loving makes us who we are. Happy Valentine’s Day 2015!

Herbs-Love Potion

How to Make a Love Potion

Shrouded in mystery and steeped in legend, love potions have been scattered throughout human history for centuries. But in modern times, just as many remedies have been disproved and tossed aside, we’ve learned that there is merit to some. It turns there are odors that can work wonders upon the human mind and body when it comes to getting passionate, and certain herbs that can help things like blood flow, therefore helping arousal. Sadly with our busy, stressful, lives it can be more than difficult to engage in passionate activities, but keeping up a healthy sex life should always be on the docket. It can not only improve your relationship and lift your mood, it’s been shown to lower blood pressure, boost immunity, improve heart health, and lead you to a longer life. So the next time you find yourself lacking in the passion department, brew up this “love potion” and get ready for a merry time.

[How to Make a Love Potion- use this homemade potion to get a boost in your love life.]
 

Why Jasmine: It’s distinct, sweet, odor induces euphoria in both men and women, and has been used to spark passion for, quite literally, centuries.

Why Rose: We all know women tend to think too much-we’re just not as straightforward as guys when it comes to this stuff. The sensual smell of rose can lower arousal blocking anxiety, which can spike when it comes to sex.

Why Vanilla: There is an old Mexican legend about a fertility goddess who could not marry the mortal man she loved. Instead of becoming bitter, she transformed herself into the vanilla plant to give happiness and pleasure to all lovers. Its warm scent (and taste) is welcoming, subtly sensual, and relaxing-and we all know that relaxation is a must when it comes to truly enjoying sex.

Why Cinnamon: The cinnamon creates a fine balance with the more soothing scents of rose, jasmine, and vanilla. While those help relax you, the cinnamon ensures that you still get a burst of fiery passion and energy. If you indulge in cinnamon regularly, it can increase sex drive over time. It works so well because it can lower high blood sugar, which restricts blood flow down south for both men and women.

You will need…

-2 teaspoons of dried jasmine flowers
-1 tablespoon of dried rose petals
-Vanilla pod split, or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
-1-2 cinnamon sticks
-1 cup of fresh water
-A pot or sauce pan
-A strainer

[ingredients]

Directions

Pour 1 cup of fresh water into a saucepan. You can add more or less, with the former resulting in a stronger ‘potion’ and the latter a weaker tasting one. Add to the water 2 teaspoons of dried jasmine flowers, 1 tablespoon of dried rose petals, a vanilla pod split lengthwise or ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1-2 cinnamon sticks. Give the mixture a little stir to incorporate everything, and then simmer for 3-5 minutes.

[infusing the potion]

Remove from heat and strain immediately. Allow this to cool and then bottle it. Add sparkling water and serve chilled on a hot day, or pour into mugs and reheat, sipping slowly. You can also use it fresh. In the fridge it will keep for a week in tightly lidded container.

[Homemade Love Potion]

Passion makes the world go round, but even the best of lovers can find themselves needing something to kindle a night of fiery romance. If you find yourself a bit “stuck”, the arousing, sensual smells and the little kick of cinnamon spice in this love potion will have the passion brewing in no time.



 

Horoscopes for Saturday February 14th, 2015

 

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You want to balance your obligations with your need for fun and games once the Moon enters responsible Capricorn today. Although your regular routine brings you back down to earth, you’re not necessarily willing to let go of the idealistic hopes that still brighten your future. Remain cautious and optimistic at the same time; you can skillfully manage the tension if you stay aware of both extremes while the tightrope is stretched between your desires and your commitments. A delicate balancing act serves you well.

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
A series of reality checks inspires you to regain your footing in the world. But until you know exactly where you stand, you won’t be able to get on with the important business of rearranging your priorities and figuring out what you want to do next. Use this time to create a new strategy or improve a practical plan, and then get busy with the work of making your dreams come true. Reach for the stars but keep your feet on the ground.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You might not be used to taking everything so seriously, but thankfully, you are a fast learner. Even if you try to casually make plans, a carefree attitude won’t help your cause now. You must set clear priorities and focus on the most critical issues or you could mistakenly commit to the wrong approach. Don’t be afraid to make adjustments as needed. Concentrate your efforts through the early part of the day to get a jump-start on what’s to follow. A stitch in time saves nine.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Your day may not flow according to plan, especially if you have to deal with an intense person who seems to enjoy pushing your emotional buttons. Perhaps the drama in a personal relationship becomes too much to handle now, or maybe you have a run-in with an old friend or lover that rattles your nerves. Don’t retreat into your shell, even if this interaction is stressful right from the start. Something good will come of your persistence because there is a silver lining even in the darkest of clouds. Respond with love and not with fear.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
There could be positive movement today if you spend time navigating the twists and turns of a rocky relationship. Although everything may not turn out as you expected, there is a definite upside to the current circumstances. One thing is for sure: whatever path you take requires diligence and patience. There is much to discuss about your future and the more you talk things over now, the easier it will be later on. Take the high road and see who follows.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Contradictory currents wash back and forth across your life, making it nearly impossible to get the clarity you want before moving on today. One minute you’re mourning a loss and the next moment you’re celebrating a victory. You can sense the potential impact of your actions these days, so you may not be in a very playful mood. Whatever you choose to do, don’t let go of the reins. Trust your instincts to know what to do next.

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
There are so many intriguing possibilities on the horizon that you can’t help but start the day feeling excited. However, the truth begins to settle in as the day unfolds, and your personal situation may not look as sweet. Don’t throw in the towel too quickly, for there’s still some serious magic brewing now. Be careful; a defeatist attitude could ruin everything. Your unwavering belief in love is the secret to your happiness.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Playing a specific role in your family dynamics could help you to feel safe and secure today, but you may not be able to restrain your passion. Fortunately, something happens that makes you realize the power of positive thought more than ever before. But consciously applying your faith isn’t enough now; you have to scope out the big picture and decide how to put all the pieces together to achieve the desired results. Think cosmically; act locally.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Every road appears to lead to nirvana today, but an explosion of great ideas convinces you that each option is better than it actually is. Thankfully, you still can discern the difference between unrestrained optimism and realistic thinking if you pay attention to the signs. Don’t question your intuition now; just listen to your inner voice as it guides you through the current obstacle course toward your destination. Inspiration is just as important as perspiration when it comes to reaching your goals.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
It seems as if you’re being bounced all over the emotional map, but this can be a very auspicious period for you now that the Moon is back in your sign. You prefer to do things your way today, which could involve exerting control over those around you. Even if you are striving toward an honorable goal, you might become so committed to your process that you alienate someone you love. You don’t have to be so hard on others in order to motivate them to do their best. Praise works better than criticism almost every time.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
If you have too much on your plate today, it’s because you said yes one too many times. Nevertheless, you aren’t discouraged by the sacrifices you need to make, nor will any obstacles scare you off. You are convinced that your goals are readily obtainable and you’re willing to do whatever is necessary to achieve them. Just remember that emotional stability is slightly elusive now, so don’t gamble with your self-respect. Trust your integrity to lead you in the right direction.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The good news is that you are strong enough now to overcome any resistance placed in your path. Although you are a natural-born dreamer, you’re also wise in pragmatic ways when it matters most. Employ your imagination to visualize your success as a done deal. But instead of relying on the wings of a prayer to carry you along, organize your resources and climb steadily toward your goal. Intention plus hard work equals magic.

[Horoscopes for Saturday February 14th, 2015 Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19) You want to balance your obligations with your need for fun and games once the Moon enters responsible Capricorn today. Although your regular routine brings you back down to earth, you’re not necessarily willing to let go of the idealistic hopes that still brighten your future. Remain cautious and optimistic at the same time; you can skillfully manage the tension if you stay aware of both extremes while the tightrope is stretched between your desires and your commitments. A delicate balancing act serves you well. Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20) A series of reality checks inspires you to regain your footing in the world. But until you know exactly where you stand, you won’t be able to get on with the important business of rearranging your priorities and figuring out what you want to do next. Use this time to create a new strategy or improve a practical plan, and then get busy with the work of making your dreams come true. Reach for the stars but keep your feet on the ground. Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20) You might not be used to taking everything so seriously, but thankfully, you are a fast learner. Even if you try to casually make plans, a carefree attitude won’t help your cause now. You must set clear priorities and focus on the most critical issues or you could mistakenly commit to the wrong approach. Don’t be afraid to make adjustments as needed. Concentrate your efforts through the early part of the day to get a jump-start on what’s to follow. A stitch in time saves nine. Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Your day may not flow according to plan, especially if you have to deal with an intense person who seems to enjoy pushing your emotional buttons. Perhaps the drama in a personal relationship becomes too much to handle now, or maybe you have a run-in with an old friend or lover that rattles your nerves. Don’t retreat into your shell, even if this interaction is stressful right from the start. Something good will come of your persistence because there is a silver lining even in the darkest of clouds. Respond with love and not with fear. Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22) There could be positive movement today if you spend time navigating the twists and turns of a rocky relationship. Although everything may not turn out as you expected, there is a definite upside to the current circumstances. One thing is for sure: whatever path you take requires diligence and patience. There is much to discuss about your future and the more you talk things over now, the easier it will be later on. Take the high road and see who follows. Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Contradictory currents wash back and forth across your life, making it nearly impossible to get the clarity you want before moving on today. One minute you’re mourning a loss and the next moment you’re celebrating a victory. You can sense the potential impact of your actions these days, so you may not be in a very playful mood. Whatever you choose to do, don’t let go of the reins. Trust your instincts to know what to do next. Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22) There are so many intriguing possibilities on the horizon that you can’t help but start the day feeling excited. However, the truth begins to settle in as the day unfolds, and your personal situation may not look as sweet. Don’t throw in the towel too quickly, for there’s still some serious magic brewing now. Be careful; a defeatist attitude could ruin everything. Your unwavering belief in love is the secret to your happiness. Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21) Playing a specific role in your family dynamics could help you to feel safe and secure today, but you may not be able to restrain your passion. Fortunately, something happens that makes you realize the power of positive thought more than ever before. But consciously applying your faith isn’t enough now; you have to scope out the big picture and decide how to put all the pieces together to achieve the desired results. Think cosmically; act locally. Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Every road appears to lead to nirvana today, but an explosion of great ideas convinces you that each option is better than it actually is. Thankfully, you still can discern the difference between unrestrained optimism and realistic thinking if you pay attention to the signs. Don’t question your intuition now; just listen to your inner voice as it guides you through the current obstacle course toward your destination. Inspiration is just as important as perspiration when it comes to reaching your goals. Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19) It seems as if you’re being bounced all over the emotional map, but this can be a very auspicious period for you now that the Moon is back in your sign. You prefer to do things your way today, which could involve exerting control over those around you. Even if you are striving toward an honorable goal, you might become so committed to your process that you alienate someone you love. You don’t have to be so hard on others in order to motivate them to do their best. Praise works better than criticism almost every time. Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18) If you have too much on your plate today, it’s because you said yes one too many times. Nevertheless, you aren’t discouraged by the sacrifices you need to make, nor will any obstacles scare you off. You are convinced that your goals are readily obtainable and you’re willing to do whatever is necessary to achieve them. Just remember that emotional stability is slightly elusive now, so don’t gamble with your self-respect. Trust your integrity to lead you in the right direction. Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20) The good news is that you are strong enough now to overcome any resistance placed in your path. Although you are a natural-born dreamer, you’re also wise in pragmatic ways when it matters most. Employ your imagination to visualize your success as a done deal. But instead of relying on the wings of a prayer to carry you along, organize your resources and climb steadily toward your goal. Intention plus hard work equals magic.]

Horoscopes for Saturday February 14th, 2015

 

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You want to balance your obligations with your need for fun and games once the Moon enters responsible Capricorn today. Although your regular routine brings you back down to earth, you’re not necessarily willing to let go of the idealistic hopes that still brighten your future. Remain cautious and optimistic at the same time; you can skillfully manage the tension if you stay aware of both extremes while the tightrope is stretched between your desires and your commitments. A delicate balancing act serves you well.

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)
A series of reality checks inspires you to regain your footing in the world. But until you know exactly where you stand, you won’t be able to get on with the important business of rearranging your priorities and figuring out what you want to do next. Use this time to create a new strategy or improve a practical plan, and then get busy with the work of making your dreams come true. Reach for the stars but keep your feet on the ground.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You might not be used to taking everything so seriously, but thankfully, you are a fast learner. Even if you try to casually make plans, a carefree attitude won’t help your cause now. You must set clear priorities and focus on the most critical issues or you could mistakenly commit to the wrong approach. Don’t be afraid to make adjustments as needed. Concentrate your efforts through the early part of the day to get a jump-start on what’s to follow. A stitch in time saves nine.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Your day may not flow according to plan, especially if you have to deal with an intense person who seems to enjoy pushing your emotional buttons. Perhaps the drama in a personal relationship becomes too much to handle now, or maybe you have a run-in with an old friend or lover that rattles your nerves. Don’t retreat into your shell, even if this interaction is stressful right from the start. Something good will come of your persistence because there is a silver lining even in the darkest of clouds. Respond with love and not with fear.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
There could be positive movement today if you spend time navigating the twists and turns of a rocky relationship. Although everything may not turn out as you expected, there is a definite upside to the current circumstances. One thing is for sure: whatever path you take requires diligence and patience. There is much to discuss about your future and the more you talk things over now, the easier it will be later on. Take the high road and see who follows.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Contradictory currents wash back and forth across your life, making it nearly impossible to get the clarity you want before moving on today. One minute you’re mourning a loss and the next moment you’re celebrating a victory. You can sense the potential impact of your actions these days, so you may not be in a very playful mood. Whatever you choose to do, don’t let go of the reins. Trust your instincts to know what to do next.

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
There are so many intriguing possibilities on the horizon that you can’t help but start the day feeling excited. However, the truth begins to settle in as the day unfolds, and your personal situation may not look as sweet. Don’t throw in the towel too quickly, for there’s still some serious magic brewing now. Be careful; a defeatist attitude could ruin everything. Your unwavering belief in love is the secret to your happiness.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Playing a specific role in your family dynamics could help you to feel safe and secure today, but you may not be able to restrain your passion. Fortunately, something happens that makes you realize the power of positive thought more than ever before. But consciously applying your faith isn’t enough now; you have to scope out the big picture and decide how to put all the pieces together to achieve the desired results. Think cosmically; act locally.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Every road appears to lead to nirvana today, but an explosion of great ideas convinces you that each option is better than it actually is. Thankfully, you still can discern the difference between unrestrained optimism and realistic thinking if you pay attention to the signs. Don’t question your intuition now; just listen to your inner voice as it guides you through the current obstacle course toward your destination. Inspiration is just as important as perspiration when it comes to reaching your goals.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
It seems as if you’re being bounced all over the emotional map, but this can be a very auspicious period for you now that the Moon is back in your sign. You prefer to do things your way today, which could involve exerting control over those around you. Even if you are striving toward an honorable goal, you might become so committed to your process that you alienate someone you love. You don’t have to be so hard on others in order to motivate them to do their best. Praise works better than criticism almost every time.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
If you have too much on your plate today, it’s because you said yes one too many times. Nevertheless, you aren’t discouraged by the sacrifices you need to make, nor will any obstacles scare you off. You are convinced that your goals are readily obtainable and you’re willing to do whatever is necessary to achieve them. Just remember that emotional stability is slightly elusive now, so don’t gamble with your self-respect. Trust your integrity to lead you in the right direction.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The good news is that you are strong enough now to overcome any resistance placed in your path. Although you are a natural-born dreamer, you’re also wise in pragmatic ways when it matters most. Employ your imagination to visualize your success as a done deal. But instead of relying on the wings of a prayer to carry you along, organize your resources and climb steadily toward your goal. Intention plus hard work equals magic.

[Horoscopes for Saturday February 14th, 2015 Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19) You want to balance your obligations with your need for fun and games once the Moon enters responsible Capricorn today. Although your regular routine brings you back down to earth, you’re not necessarily willing to let go of the idealistic hopes that still brighten your future. Remain cautious and optimistic at the same time; you can skillfully manage the tension if you stay aware of both extremes while the tightrope is stretched between your desires and your commitments. A delicate balancing act serves you well. Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20) A series of reality checks inspires you to regain your footing in the world. But until you know exactly where you stand, you won’t be able to get on with the important business of rearranging your priorities and figuring out what you want to do next. Use this time to create a new strategy or improve a practical plan, and then get busy with the work of making your dreams come true. Reach for the stars but keep your feet on the ground. Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20) You might not be used to taking everything so seriously, but thankfully, you are a fast learner. Even if you try to casually make plans, a carefree attitude won’t help your cause now. You must set clear priorities and focus on the most critical issues or you could mistakenly commit to the wrong approach. Don’t be afraid to make adjustments as needed. Concentrate your efforts through the early part of the day to get a jump-start on what’s to follow. A stitch in time saves nine. Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Your day may not flow according to plan, especially if you have to deal with an intense person who seems to enjoy pushing your emotional buttons. Perhaps the drama in a personal relationship becomes too much to handle now, or maybe you have a run-in with an old friend or lover that rattles your nerves. Don’t retreat into your shell, even if this interaction is stressful right from the start. Something good will come of your persistence because there is a silver lining even in the darkest of clouds. Respond with love and not with fear. Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22) There could be positive movement today if you spend time navigating the twists and turns of a rocky relationship. Although everything may not turn out as you expected, there is a definite upside to the current circumstances. One thing is for sure: whatever path you take requires diligence and patience. There is much to discuss about your future and the more you talk things over now, the easier it will be later on. Take the high road and see who follows. Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Contradictory currents wash back and forth across your life, making it nearly impossible to get the clarity you want before moving on today. One minute you’re mourning a loss and the next moment you’re celebrating a victory. You can sense the potential impact of your actions these days, so you may not be in a very playful mood. Whatever you choose to do, don’t let go of the reins. Trust your instincts to know what to do next. Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22) There are so many intriguing possibilities on the horizon that you can’t help but start the day feeling excited. However, the truth begins to settle in as the day unfolds, and your personal situation may not look as sweet. Don’t throw in the towel too quickly, for there’s still some serious magic brewing now. Be careful; a defeatist attitude could ruin everything. Your unwavering belief in love is the secret to your happiness. Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21) Playing a specific role in your family dynamics could help you to feel safe and secure today, but you may not be able to restrain your passion. Fortunately, something happens that makes you realize the power of positive thought more than ever before. But consciously applying your faith isn’t enough now; you have to scope out the big picture and decide how to put all the pieces together to achieve the desired results. Think cosmically; act locally. Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Every road appears to lead to nirvana today, but an explosion of great ideas convinces you that each option is better than it actually is. Thankfully, you still can discern the difference between unrestrained optimism and realistic thinking if you pay attention to the signs. Don’t question your intuition now; just listen to your inner voice as it guides you through the current obstacle course toward your destination. Inspiration is just as important as perspiration when it comes to reaching your goals. Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19) It seems as if you’re being bounced all over the emotional map, but this can be a very auspicious period for you now that the Moon is back in your sign. You prefer to do things your way today, which could involve exerting control over those around you. Even if you are striving toward an honorable goal, you might become so committed to your process that you alienate someone you love. You don’t have to be so hard on others in order to motivate them to do their best. Praise works better than criticism almost every time. Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18) If you have too much on your plate today, it’s because you said yes one too many times. Nevertheless, you aren’t discouraged by the sacrifices you need to make, nor will any obstacles scare you off. You are convinced that your goals are readily obtainable and you’re willing to do whatever is necessary to achieve them. Just remember that emotional stability is slightly elusive now, so don’t gamble with your self-respect. Trust your integrity to lead you in the right direction. Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20) The good news is that you are strong enough now to overcome any resistance placed in your path. Although you are a natural-born dreamer, you’re also wise in pragmatic ways when it matters most. Employ your imagination to visualize your success as a done deal. But instead of relying on the wings of a prayer to carry you along, organize your resources and climb steadily toward your goal. Intention plus hard work equals magic.]