For those seeking to gain a better understanding of their own life, you need only to turn to your dreams. Dreams, essentially, can serve as a window to your psyche, and dream interpretation can reveal many things about not just your past and present, but quite possibly your future as well.
Dreams are an untapped resource of information, but to truly understand your dreams, you must turn to someone who possesses a solid foundation of dream interpretation. Of course, there are many books available that promise to accurately help you interpret and understand your dreams, as well as numerous Internet resources designed to help you gain a better insight into your dreams as well. Without the guidance of someone skilled in dream interpretation, it is too easy to incorrectly determine the meaning of your dreams.
Most books and other resources typically contain a large index of items, names, colors, images, etc., with a meaning attributed to each one. But dream interpretation is much more comprehensive than simply assigning a meaning to one or two specific elements.
The true art of dream interpretation involves deciphering the meanings of all the combined elements of your dream and their relationship to each other. Consider each element of your dream as one piece of a puzzle, or perhaps a single page of a book. Each separate page offers you a glimpse at a much larger story. An accurate dream interpretation will assemble all the pages of that book in their proper order and reveal the full story.
Many ancient societies considered dreams powerful omens, or glimpses into a spirit world, and individuals sought the knowledge of wise men to help them understand their dreams. Many cultures today still place a high importance on dreams. Dreams are consistently studied by psychologists and other specialists seeking a better understanding of why we dream and what our dreams mean.
Just as each dream is unique, the meanings of dreams are also unique to each individual. For example, two people may dream of flying over a vast city, but since dreams are often drawn from an individuals own life experiences, the dreams may have different meanings for each individual.
A key aspect of dream interpretation is determining the symbolism of specific aspects within our dreams. Because dreams are related to an individuals own unique life experience, this can be a difficult process. A book may provide a small basis of understanding of a dream, however, because it cannot accurately provide an in-depth analysis relative to a specific individual, the true interpretation of a dream may be lost.
Noted psychologists such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung both possessed their own theories regarding dreams, as do many other respected specialists. But much of modern society has moved beyond the constrictions of specific theories delegated to all dreams, instead believing that dreams offer us much, much more.
Recurring dreams may be especially important, as they are likely related to an intense life experience or contain a deep-rooted meaning. Of course, not all dreams are positive dreams, but dreams that leave us feeling negative, frightened, or drained of energy also have their own meanings. Gaining an ultimate understanding of these dreams may help to purge an individual of negative thoughts or emotions that affect their daily lives.
Lately I have had anemia with low levels of iron and potassium associated with some health issues and of course the western medicine doctors are quick to write you with a suplimental perscription to "fix" the issues, but my body on on its own tells me to eat certain things, and this time the cravings are potatoes; Mother Earth's most natural remedy.
Here are some Nutritional Facts:
Potato, au Gratin
Potato, white, baked
0.5 cup, diced (75 g)
1 Potato small (1-3/4" to 2-1/2" dia) (170 g)
1 Potato medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia) (213 g)
1 Potato large (3" to 4-1/4" dia) (369 g)
1 Potato medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia) (213 g)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 13 mg 0%
Potassium 897 mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 37 g 12%
Dietary fiber 4.7 g 18%
Sugar 1.7 g
Protein 4.3 g 8%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 70%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 30%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily
Potato Goodness Nutritional Facts
Have you read the label lately?
One medium-size potato has just 110 calories and is absolutely fat-, sodium and cholesterol free, making them downright undeniable for any diet. The power of the potato doesn’t stop there.
Potatoes are a good source of potassium…more potassium than a banana.
One medium potato with skin provides 620 milligrams or 18% of the recommended daily value (DV) per serving. Potatoes rank highest for potassium content among the top 20 most frequently consumed raw vegetables and fruits. Potassium is a mineral that is part of every body cell. It helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of cells and in doing so, helps maintain normal blood pressure. Potassium is also vital for transmitting nerve impulses or signals, and in helping muscles contract.
Potassium is a powerful dietary factor that may help lower blood pressure. Unfortunately, few Americans are getting the recommended 4700 milligrams per day of potassium they need. (Potatoes make it easier!)
Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C (45% of the DV), which is more vitamin C than one medium tomato (40% DV) or sweet potato (30% DV).
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant stabilizing free radicals, thus helping prevent cellular damage. It aids in collagen production; assists with iron absorption; and helps heal wounds and keep your gums healthy. Vitamin C may help support the body’s immune system.
One medium potato with the skin contributes 2 grams of fiber or 8% of the daily value per serving.
Dietary fiber is a complex carbohydrate and is the part of the plant material that cannot be digested and absorbed in the bloodstream. Soluble fiber may help with weight loss as it makes you feel full longer, and research has shown it also may help lower blood cholesterol.
Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6 with one medium potato providing 10% of the recommended daily value.
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays important roles in carbohydrate and protein metabolism. It helps the body make nonessential amino acids needed to make various body proteins; it is a cofactor for several co-enzymes involved in energy metabolism; and is required for the synthesis of hemoglobin – an essential component of red blood cells.
One medium potato provides 6% of the recommended daily value of iron.
Iron is a major component of hemoglobin that carries oxygen to all parts of the body. Iron also has a critical role within cells assisting in oxygen utilization, enzymatic systems, especially for neural development, and overall cell function everywhere in the body. Thus, iron deficiency affects all body functions, not only through anemia, which appears late in the process of tissue iron deficits.
So pagans remember to listen to your body and those cravings, not addictions and all will be right!
Blood Moon Lore & Ritual for April 4th, 2015
by ~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~ on 30 March 2015 at 20:46
by ~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~
Original Post on 23 February 2012 at 06:23
The Red Blood Moon
According to NASA and "folklore, October's full moon is called the "Hunter's Moon" or sometimes the "Blood Moon." It gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead. You can picture them: silent figures padding through the forest, the moon overhead, pale as a corpse, its cold light betraying the creatures of the wood."
There are many different correspondence tables for Moon Names. But most do agree on the alias "Blood Moon" during the three months of fall when hunting and harvesting take place.
Today the Blood Moon is typically associated with the first full moon nearest the Autumn Equinox, for us in the Northern Hemisphere that occurs in October. But it can occur as early as September (The Fruit Moon), and as late as November (The Beaver Moon) as the Earth tilts back away from the sun. Consequently these same affects can be seen in the Southern Hemisphere on the opposite side of the year, corresponding to the full moons of March, April and May.
Observances During The Blood Moon:
During the autumn months, The Blood Moon represents abundance, hunting, gathering and preparing for the cold winter months. It's a time to honor the Harvest and Hunting Gods/Goddesses. Many festivals take place during this time to give thanks and appreciation for the bounty and stockpiles of plenty gathered by a clan or tribe. The Feast of the Hunter's Moon is a long standing practice in Indiana where a living Native American history re-enactment takes place. But similar events can be found around the world and with varying names.
From a magikal point of view, the same concepts can be enacted today for these full moons rituals. They can be used to bring abundance into your life in the form of finances, harvest, health, friendship and love. And to give thanks and honoring the blessings of the Harvest.
A Blood Moon Eclipse:
Occasionally, we can find a rare Blood Moon lunar eclipse. This can occur anytime of the year. But how does it happen? Well the Earth casts a long shadow that extends out into space. When the moon passes behind the Earth, opposite of the Sun, (in other words Earth is in the middle), we cast a long shadow that hides the moon. That's what a lunar eclipse is.
Now let's say you had a space ship and traveled out between the Earth and the Moon during an eclipse. Look out the window back at Earth and you'll be looking at the dark side. The Earth will be in silhouette and what you're seeing is every sunrise and sunset on Earth--all at once. This ring of light shines into Earth's shadow, breaking the utter darkness you might expect to find there. Turn off the cockpit lights and look at the Moon and there's a lovely red glow.
What's in the Earths atmosphere will also affect the color or shade of red reflected on the Moon. According to NASA, following a volcanic eruption, for instance, dust and ash can turn global sunsets vivid red. The moon would glow vivid red, too. Lots of clouds, on the other hand, extinguish sunsets, leading to darker, dimmer eclipses. The Moon can shine as Pumpkin Orange to Deep Blood Red all depending on the Earth's weather or natural events.
Observances During The Blood Moon Eclipse:
Since an eclipse is an extra special event, it has a special energy and observance. Especially when it's a rare Blood Moon eclipse. These special occasions are used for honoring and celebrating life, or the blood flow of life. This energy of the moon can be used to energize fertility, abundance, or communicate with spirit.
For many such as the Native American, Lykens, Yapin, Skinwalkers , all druids, and pagan alike have always appreciated this last harvest Moon of the season before Samhain arrives, the last chance to do the last hunt of the season before the winter sets in.
This Blood moon is a time to also reflect on our animals that give so much to our existence, familiars and food alike.
We, as the Goddess says, cannot Keep balance without one or the other for we must live and coexist unites as brothers and sisters to Keep this wonderful balance.
To have one with out the other makes no sense.
To have one greater than the other only causes destruction.
To have none, then we shall not exist, so says the Goddess of old Avalon.
WE as the keepers of the old must keep this balance, so shall we lay down our differences between brothers and sisters so shall we Unite under the Goddess to Protect others from keeping the balance of the Old Ways!
Brothers and Sisters, please listen to your heart, your life force, your energies from your like kind and familiars for they will tell you the same message.
Keep the Balance!
Keep the Truth!
Keep the Trust!
Keep the Kinship!
Keep the Goddess in your heart Always for you will never fail with this promise!
Full Blood Moon ritual
Blood Moon, also know as the “Dragon’s Blood Moon”, many rituals will involve the self motivation of desires of the body and mind. The planting harvest of plenty has led to resting and the cold nights require a warmth. You will want to perform a ritual that brings gain to your house or for someone (self) that continue the feeling of fullness and satiation. A tarot reading for yourself is appropriate at this time, see the ritual description below.
Search the Magical Oil Recipes for one that match your needs. Find a similar incense you will want to burn. You need a white candle and an autumn colored cloth for your altar. Write your own spell request to accomplish what you want, and use the following as a guideline to perform your magical workings.
White is the candle revealing the Full of the Moon,
I light the flame of internal ideas and fulfillment.
I invoke the South spirits to join me for this ritual.
This is the Moon of self interest and wanting,
the moon of brooding maturity and desire,
where intent is self-centered and haunting.
The Blood Moon follows the autumn Hunter,
the great resource provider and taker.
Salamanders of the South, Spirits of Fire,
Energies of the Full Moon, I call upon thee
to fully embrace my workings this night,
as I conduct this ritual in your name
Your participation is a blessing and I am honored in your presence.
The circle is now cast, and the sacred space is complete.
This place is between the worlds, outside of time as we know it.
Only unconditional love and trust may enter this sacred space,
and only that which is pure love and trust will depart.
Powers of the Moon, the Elements, and Elemental Spirits
I hereby consecrate this space to perform my magical workings.
Now is the time for your planned ritual or spell workings.
You can use Tarot to divine the near future, use the Tarot Oil recipe for enchanting your hands and cards.Your Crystals or scrying mirror are enhanced at this time for performing divination.
If you have incense, light it and follow your plans for any consecration, any blessing, or spellwork to bring about positive workings.
It is a good time to establish new relationships, so Love Spells are potent. If you have health issues, or want to bless someone who is ill, now is a good time.Change for the better can be initiated during this time, so you can invoke anything you want to come to fruition, and ask the spirits to bless your request. Money, new found or reunited love, consumated Love relationships. All can be blessed and expanded using the full moon in your magick circle.
I thank the elements of the Full Moon
for your participation in this spiritual ritual.
I honor the Salamanders of the South,
the Spirits of Fire for their presence,
and for embracing this time honored blessing
that for everything there is a place and need,
a time for every purpose under the moon.
The circle is now closed, and my work is done.
So Mote It Be.
Goddess words from a messenger,
What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness -- so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony.
The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.
" p as in pot "
It is usually taken to be the name of a dice cup. Or sometimes the Vulva
Mystery, Chance. A Gamble. Pot Luck
fertility, easing childbirth, to aid in divination and magic, enhancing psychic abilities
Perthro is a rune of memory and recollection, problem solving, and esoteric knowledge. It represents the uncertainties of life and symbolizes the interaction between personal freewill and the constants of our circumstances. Make the best of your lot.
Spiritually, Perthro suggests the disclosure of a secret. It could also refer to pregnancy and birth. Perth is linked with the sensible and moderate enjoyment of sexuality. Because of the mystery surrounding it, common sense and prudence are called for in the interpretation of Pertho.
The rune is closely tied in with the idea of fate, that the road we travel, regardless of what we choose to do along the way, is pre determined from the moment of our birth. The very act of being born sets us along a course of cause and effect, action and reaction that we may choose to follow blindly, or try to divine through the runes or other means order that we may better understand the lessons we will learn. Pertho is the beginning of this process, as well as the tool for accomplishing it.
Do not expect too much. It wants you to call on all your scattered energies and concentrate on your own life at this time. Perth also warns against dwelling in the Past or Furure too much. BY doing so you are robbing yourself of the present. Remember to persevere. IN doing so you strenghten your character and the inner-self.
Witches Rune~The Sun - Keywords: Success, progress.
Meanings: The Sun is a rune of success and positive outcome. For a straightforward yes/no question it can be read as "yes". It also denotes progress and personal enrichment in life. When it is the leading stone it equates to the outcome card in the Tarot.
Witches Oracle~Practical Magick
This is the female aspect of magick consisting of domestic arts of besom, candle, cauldron, hearth, kitchen, and sympathetic magick. This is the counterpart of masculine Sun.
The meaning here is your needing to infuse some earthiness into your practice with substances of earth, herbs, and oils to balance the feminine aspect of magick. The other part it can also mean that there is something good waiting for you when you connect with your domestic side.
Casting with this focus is all about hearth & home for both male and females.
Taking yourself too seriously? If you are, Coyote will throw a banana peel in your tracks just to see you take a silly spill. Coyote medicine is Trickster medicine—the practical joker, the chaos maker. If Coyote appeared in your reading today, be ready for a curveball thrown in your direction. Remember, though, Coyote uses the bizarre to help us learn lessons we just can't seem to get any other way.
We are inspired to act on our feelings without concern for the consequences while there are six planets, including the Leo Moon, in action-packed fire signs. However, sensual Venus is in practical Taurus, reminding us of the simple pleasures of life. Romantic Venus forms an emotionally profound trine to passionate Pluto, challenging us to play for keeps. We’re tempted to think in absolute terms, but love is not an all-or-nothing proposition.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Although you have been on a rocket ship ride with several planets blasting through your impetuous sign, you may be growing weary as energetic Mars prepares to leave the land of Aries tomorrow. You are envisioning an escape route just in case you need it. You could be feeling skittish if you feel cornered, but overreacting won’t likely produce a positive result. Succumbing to your worries about the future only alerts others to your anxiety. For now, it’s smarter to relax and listen to your heart than dream about being somewhere else.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
Your unwavering determination is your greatest strength as you continue to express your love today, even in the face of an emotionally confusing situation. Lovely Venus is at her best while in your sign, even when attempting to harmonize with intense Pluto. However, this cosmic combo demands that you concentrate on the underlying feelings rather than being distracted by the surface noise. Aim deep and you won’t be led off track by unimportant issues or temporary fears. You are solid now as long as you remain on course and put honesty above all else.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You are able to cleverly maintain your balance today while you are lured into unknown emotional territory. However, you may have to push past your own resistance and share your feelings, even if you’re uncertain about how someone else will react to your disclosure. Thankfully, the conversation is likely to go much better than you expect now as long as you don’t freeze once you start talking. But it’s a two-way street; you might learn something new if you are truly willing to listen with both an open mind and an open heart.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You might sink into a deep and dark mood today as you attempt to reveal your secrets to a trusted ally. But your sense of urgency may be unfounded, provoking frustration or anger if your confidante isn’t willing to match the intensity of your emotions. Nothing is to be gained by trying to change anyone else; focus on your own inner process, instead. Ironically, taking full responsibility for your feelings allows your dissatisfaction to transform into an appreciation of the love in your life.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You could grow annoyed with people being so nice to you now because their support of your life plan just doesn’t feel authentic. You might even see their propitiating behavior as a sign of weakness. However, it isn’t wise to harden your position on an ill-conceived idea. Thankfully, you have an opportunity to show that you can be strong and yielding at the same time. Recognizing the wisdom of flexibility with respect to your desires empowers you to navigate through a very intense day with flying colors.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You think you can narrow your focus and limit your distractions in order to concentrate on what you need to do today. Unfortunately, this strategy is doomed from the start and grows more difficult to manage because your emotions are stirred, inspiring you to set your heart on some distant destination. It doesn’t matter if you’re incredibly smart; it’s just plain foolhardy to ignore your feelings. Having more facts at your disposal won’t help since you already know in your gut what you must do.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You may be feeling quite confident about your current plans now, but something is still gnawing away in the dark at the back of your mind. You might be limited in your options today, especially if you’re obsessing about a relationship from the past. But trying to escape from your personal history is futile; dig into it with passionate curiosity, instead. Once you can find your way around in the shadows of your subconscious, you’ll be better able to navigate in the light of reality. Trust your heart to lead you in the right direction.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your unexpressed anger can cool into ice and morph into resentment, which is exponentially more difficult to process. Fortunately, vulnerable Venus trines your key planet Pluto today, exacerbating your emotions and preventing them from going quiet. Letting go and acting on your intuition is easy if you can relinquish your fears first. Following your instincts now is your best insurance against fostering negativity. A grateful mind is a powerful mind.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Your sense of self-worth and net worth are inextricably intertwined today, even if they usually seem like separate issues. Today’s passionate Venus-Pluto trine impacts your 2nd House of Resources, empowering you to ride an intense emotional wave of energy. You might want to consider cashing in on your current confidence and asking for a raise or a promotion. Naturally, the dynamics at work need to support your request, but in any case your contribution and your courage won’t go unnoticed.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You are still enjoying the sweet benefits of lovely Venus skipping through your 5th House of Spontaneity. Your involvement in a significant creative project or a new romance may be intensifying, and you’re tempted to go overboard as you try to give the performance of your life. This can be quite a memorable day as long as you don’t struggle to accomplish the impossible. It’s better to thoroughly explore one feeling today than to pursue several different options.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
It’s refreshing to feel so creative today and exciting to believe that things could get even better during the next few days. However, your happy-go-lucky attitude may be quite deceptive now. You might skillfully disarm someone’s aggression, yet you’re still ready for serious business in a moment’s notice. Use your keen ability to shift back and forth between the light-hearted and heavy-handed extremes, so you can make the most of every moment. Your charm and tenacity are an unbeatable combination.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You may be afraid that the negativity of someone at work might grow into more of a problem during the days ahead. Although nipping a worrisome situation in the bud sounds like an intelligent plan, it’s not always the smartest strategy to suppress the natural expression of uncomfortable emotions like fear and anger. If you really want to preempt potential trouble, ask thoughtful questions and be an active listener as well. Sometimes, all a person needs is to be heard.
Color: yellow, gold
Herbs: angelica, bay, carnation, cedar, chamomile, eyebright, frankincense, ginseng goldenseal, juniper, marigold mistletoe, peony pineapple, rosemary, St. John's Wort, sandalwood, sunflower, tea, witch hazel
Stones: amber, carnelian, diamond, sunstone, tiger-eye, topaz (yellow)
Energies: magick for the god, male health issues, passion, healing, spiritual connection, transformation, relationship issues
March 21 to June 20
(spring equinox to the eve of summer solstice)
Time of Day: Sunrise, 6am
Named for: “Aprilis”, from the Greek name “Aphrodite”, goddess of love; or after “aperire” meaning ‘to open’.
Flower: daisy, sweet pea
April Moon Magick:
Herbs: allspice, frankincense, fennel, musk, pine
Stones: diamone, crystalline kyanite, emerald
Scents: pine, bay, patchouli
Colors: red, gold
Trees: pine, bay, hazel
Deities: Kali, Hathor, Ceres, Venus, Bast
Astrological Influences for April:
Aries: ruled by Mars, projective/masculine, cardinal/fire
Taurus: ruled by Venus, receptive/feminine, fixed/earth
Letters: a, j, s
Developing the self, the All, wholeness, unity, beginnings
Letters: b, k, t
Duality, balance, couples, partnerships
Letters: c, l, u
Health, triple aspects, psychism,
Letters: d, m, v
Quarters, foundations, the elements
Letters: e, n, w
Letters: f, o, x
Emotions, magnetism, gods/goddesses, cats
Letters: g, p, y
Intuition, psychism, the dark side, shadow
Letters: h, q, z
Material aspects, travel, protection, discipline
Letters: i, r
Aggression, conflict, dominance
Colors: Correspondences for Candle Magick
What do you want? What are you trying to change? What’s your magickal intention? You have to know; you have to be specific; you have to have thought this out, have it squared away in your head. It has to be strong and definite in your mind, or you will not be able to successfully move the energy along to manifest this intention into the world.
Once you definitely know what you want, what you’re trying to accomplish with this magick, you have to decide on what color of candle you’ll need. This is important. The color of the candle is associated with very definite images, intentions, magick; connected even to the elements (earth, air, fire, water); connected to the planets (astrological/magickal associations). Everything is so connected it’s unreal; most people have no idea.
For the element of Fire, for the planet Mars– it’s all about hot sizzling passion, whether your intention is for physical passion with a prospective mate, or just that wild over-the-top passion for justice or a particular cause. Red candles will create the kind of energy that moves things along like gang-busters. Think of those phrases: “too hot to handle”, “red-hot”, “I’m seeing red”; there’s a reason for these confirmations.
For the element of Earth– health and money, two basic necessities of life. Face it, you won’t be living very well if you don’t have enough of either one. The green candle for planet Earth– Mother Gaia, the embodiment of our world, a metaphor for the Mother Goddess, representative of our physical world (our bodies). Just as people of other spiritual paths request healing and prosperity from their god(s), so the witch turns to divinity, but in her case, it’s not a request, as divinity is part of the witch and the witch is part of divinity. It’s a different relati0nship within the metaphysical realm.
For the element of Air, for the planet Mercury– communication, creativity, mental endeavors. it’s all about pure thought, our mind, that intangible part of ourselves that make us who we are. Those cliques that are coming to me right now: “thoughts move mountains”, “what we think is what we are”. The mental aspect of us is the most powerful, some believing that it embodies our soul, our spirit, that which will survive eternally. It’s also about communication– communication with other human beings, with divinity, with ourselves. Use the yellow candle when you have something to say, something that needs to be heard.
For the element of Water…light a blue candle to invoke the Goddess, to enhance your dreams and intuition. Use the blue candle to come to terms with your emotions, for understanding, for resolution, for enhancement. The blue candle for the heavenly body, the Moon: pagan spirituality, the goddess (all three aspects), magick, blessings, running with the tide (waxing and waning– drawing in, sending away). Use the blue candle for women’s issues, with the knowledge that you are tapping into something indescribably ancient and indescribably wise.
You can use a white candle as a substitute for any other color. But the white candle is also used particularly for cleansing and purification. Use a white candle for House Blessings, or for cleansing any space. Use a white candle for invoking and honoring divinity. Use a white candle for pure energy. Use a white candle for inspiration, for clarity, for peace.
The black candle, for the planet Saturn…use the energy of this candle to return-to-sender negative energy, bad thoughts, curses, ill-wishes sent your way. Use the energy of the black candle for retribution and justice. Use the black candle to catch the bad guy, to banish something (or someone) nasty. Use the black candle to regain personal power taken from you through injustice.
These phases of the moon represent mid-way points, and these phases are often neglected by occult practitioners. In fact, the gibbous moons are a time of great power, the waxing gibbous churning with building energy to be released at the full moon, and the waning gibbous receding, ready to release its energy on the night of the new moon. The gray witch takes advantage of these mid-way points, setting the stage for reception or projection, for manifestation or banishment.
Planet – Sun
Spells/Magic – me time, masculine issues, ambition, career, goals, health, success, energy, healing, spirituality, strength, protection.
Magical aspects: protection, healing, spirituality, strength
Oils – saffron, bergamot , cinnamon , rosemary , orange ,and frankincense, clove, lotus, myrrh, sandalwood
Plants and trees – witch hazel , coreopsis , tickseed , sunflower , St johns wort , saffron crocus , rue , rowan tree , rosemary , poinsettia , peony , orange , oak tree , mistletoe , juniper , hazel tree , french marigold , cinnamon , chamomile , cedar , carnation , angelica , ash tree , bay , calendula .
Stones – yellow diamond ,topaz,tigers eye,
Colour - yellow, gold, orange, amber
Metal - Gold
Energy Type - Male
Dieties – it personified as Helios, Apollo, Lugh, and Beli or Bel. In some traditions, the sun is seen as feminine, personified as Phoebe (East Anglia), and Saule (eastern Europe). The Sun rules the conscious element of the human mind, the ego, the “real” self.” Sunday is the day on which this power is most effective.
Sunday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Health, Success, Careers Goals, Ambition, Personnel Finances, Advancement, Drama, Fun, Authority, Figures, Law, Fairs, Crops, Totem Animals, Volunteer and Civic Services, Promotion, Men’s Mysteries, Children, Buying, Selling and Speculation. Also used for Physical Strength, Achievement, Healing Energy and Divination.
Be Blessed Today Pagans!