GrannyMoon*s Weekly Feast 5-11 June 2017

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Blessed be my little witch. To those who came before and those who will come
after, know that the Goddess is with you always.
Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed. ~GrannyMoon

Goddess Month of Hera begins 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Month May 13 ~ Start of Hawthorn Celtic tree month

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Moon Day
Spells and rituals involving the Earth Element should be performed when the
Moon is in an Earth sign: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon – Rules emotions, protection, healing, and
women’s mysteries – Use for magick involving the subconscious, healing,
emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals,
women’s mysteries, the female side of men, mothers, sisters, female
partners, wives, instincts
Today’s Magickal Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Long Life, Medicine,
Travels, Visions, Theft
Today’s Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The
Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
Incense: Myrtle
Perfumes: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Color of The Day: Silver, Grey, White
Colors for Tomorrow: Red
Lucky Sign: Monday Is The Lucky Day For The Sign of Cancer
Candle: White
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal
nature, and goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Tiu’s Day – the day of Mars…also Ares, Tiwaz,
Tiw (from whom it is named), Tuisco, and Tyr. Tuesday is ruled by Mars,
whose Magickal influences are: Passion, courage, aggression, and
protection. Tuesday comes under the influence of Mars, the planet associated
with vitality, passion, ambition, and raw, unabashed power.
Mars energy makes the mind acute, and the body restless; therefore, on
Tuesday we are likely to exert ourselves physically and take action to
achieve goals. This day is dynamic and high-spirited, and the prevailing
energies may include carelessness and destructiveness as well, so it is good
to be cautious—especially while traveling.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical
Strength
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu,
Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Incense: Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Color of The Day: Red
Colors for Tomorrow: Yellow
Lucky Sign: Tuesday Is The Lucky Day For Aries
Candle: Red

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Woden’s Day
Energy: Male Ruler: Mercury – Rules healings, the mind – Use for magick
involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions,
communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression,
artists, poets, and writers
Today’s Magickal Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing,
Eloquence
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]
Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves
Color of The Day: Yellow, Grey
Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini And Virgo
Candle: Purple

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Thor’s Day
Energy: Male, Ruler: Jupiter – Rules growth, expansion, generosity – Use
for magick involving growth, expansion, prosperity, money, business,
attracting more of what you have.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Luck, Religion, Healing, Trade And Employment,
Treasure, Honors, Riches, Legal Matters
Today’s Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba
Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
Perfumes: Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes
Incense: Nutmeg, Henbane
Color of The Day: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Colors for Tomorrow: Light Blue, Pale Green
Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces
Candle: Blue

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Freya’s Day
Energy: Female Ruler: Venus – Rules lovers and pleasure, affairs of the
heart – Use for magick involving love, peace, beauty, gentleness, women’s
problems, healing, protection, lovers, ease, pleasure, affairs. Resolve
quarrels today!
Today’s Magickal Influences: All Love Matters, Friendships, Affection,
Partnerships, Money, Sex
Today’s Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus,
Freya, Frigg, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
Incense: Saffron, Verbena
Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Color of The Day: Light Blue, Pale Green
Colors for Tomorrow: Black
Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra
Candle: Green
Saint Jegudiel represents Friday

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn’s Day
Day of Seatere, Seater, and Saturn and of Loki, the Norse god of tricks and
revelry. Saturday is ruled by Saturn, whose Magickal influences are:
longevity, endings, and homes. Saturday comes under the influence of Saturn.
Saturn’s influence directs our attention toward routine chores, customs, and
conventional traditions.Saturday is a good day for furthering our ambitions
through perseverance, patience, responsible action, and a sense of purpose .
Saturday is a good day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving
spirit communication, meditation, psychic self-defense, binding, and
locating lost things or missing persons.
Today’s Goddesses: Ops, Rhea, Tellus Mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Tonantzin,
Asherah, Anath, The Shekinah, The Matronit, Mary, Gula, Herodias, Oddudua,
Demeter
Today’s Magickal Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families,
Works Of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines
Today’s Energies: Female – Rules obstacles, overcoming blockages – Use for
magick involving overcoming limitations, the elderly, endings, deaths,
blocks, constrictions, and those restricting you.
Incense: Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone,
Myrrh
Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy
Color of The Day: Black
Colors for Tomorrow: Orange, Gold and Yellow
Lucky Sign: Saturday Is The Lucky Day For Capricorn And Aquarius
Candle: Black

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GrannyMoon Says Today is: Sun Day – Energy: Male Ruler: The Sun – Rules
health, prosperity, leadership, joy, and protection – Use for magick
involving happiness, prosperity, joy, healing, protection, power,
leadership, ego, authority figures, fathers, husbands
Today’s Goddesses: Sunne, Frau Sonne, Aditi, Igaehindvo, Amaterasu, Arinna,
Izanami, Ochumare
ay’s Magickal Influences: Health, Healing, Confidence And Hope, Prosperity
Incense: Mastic, Palaginia
Perfumes: Heliotrope, Orange Blossom, Cloves, Frankincense, Ambergris, Musk,
Myrrh
Color of The Day: Orange, Gold
Colors for Tomorrow: Silver, Gray, White
Lucky Sign: Sunday Is The Lucky Day For Leo
Candle: Yellow

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Tasha’s Astro Planner for June 2017

June presents us with an interesting mix of aspects, as well as the fast pace of Mercury as it speeds through three signs during the month. A multiplicity of communications will be featured in a variety of ways, especially on the Full Moon when Jupiter turns direct. As well, Neptune turns retrograde, mid month, keeping the ratio of three retrograde planets in force.

There is something for everyone as the planets dance about the heavens, with significant aspects on 18 of the 30 days of this month. This means that energetically there will be many opportunities to make use of the planetary energies as is appropriate. Use the felicitous aspects to enhance or forward your projects, use the stressful ones to gain strength as you practice patience or forbearance as needed.

Aspects involving Mercury imply communication and discussion, sometimes also arguments; those involving Venus help bring choices to the fore. Mars aspects relate to use of energy either for building or striving; when the Sun is involved individual efforts can be better focused. Saturn can provide energy for structure or obstruction, Jupiter for expansion or explosion. How we apply ourselves to any situation is paramount to the outcome.

Pluto implies deaths or destruction resulting in rebirth or rebuilding; Uranus brings change-often unexpected, resulting from breakthroughs. Neptune suggests the need to see clearly and to be guided by the highest ideals. Because the Moon moves so quickly through the signs, its relevance refers primarily to its coloration of the energy it brings to any given day. When a sign is in retrograde motion it indicates a slowing down of the given energy.

There is no “good” or “bad” sign, aspect, or planetary indication. There is only energy to be directed by us, for whatever helpful purpose it can be. It has been my experience that when I focus my activities in harmony with the signs and aspects of the day I get more done in an effective manner than when I don’t. However if I must go against the flow because of circumstances then perhaps I can learn how to better manage in spite of any obstacles.

That said, here are the suggestions for best use of energies: Days to push your luck, keep your eyes open for opportunities and pursue them: June 1, 3, 9, 12, 13 AM, 21, 23, 24, 28. Days to be more mindful, keep an eye on the (metaphorical) road, and be aware of potential lessons and learning situations: June 2, 4, 13 PM, 15, 16, 18, 25, 26, 27, 29. The 6th and the 21st are each days when 2 planets change signs-lots of energy there. Full Moon the 9th is accompanied by Jupiter’s stationing direct, more energy! The New Moon on the 23rd is close to another powerful aspect for change, good timing to make use of.

Tasha’s Day by Day Astro Planner

Thu. 6/1 Efficient Virgo Moon boosts accomplishment; Venus/Saturn Trine guides us to harmony.

Fri. 6/2 Organized Virgo Moon aids tidying, 8 PM relax with musical Libra Moon. Venus/Uranus conjunction makes for unusual choices.

Sat. 6/3 Beautifying Libra Moon helps with crafts and projects. Sun/Jupiter trine brings cheerful energy.

Sun. 6/4 Balanced Libra Moon can harmonize the day. Mars into Cancer assists house building and real estate. Sun/Neptune square could mean confusion to cope with.

Mon. 6/5 Intense Scorpio Moon helps us bear down on tasks.

Tue. 6/6 Systematic Scorpio Moon helps arrangements. Venus into Taurus steadies choices; Mercury into Gemini helps speed up communication.

Wed. 6/7 Philosophical Sagittarius Moon helps with discussions, planning.

Thu. 6/8 Travel Loving Sagittarius Moon says check out vacation plans.

Fri. 6/9 Cheerful Sagittarius Full Moon brings joy to the day. Jupiter stationary may mean interesting weather, delayed rewards released.

Sat. 6/10 Tenacious Capricorn Moon keeps us working hard on projects.

Sun. 6/11 Stalwart Capricorn Moon for best results try harder.

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Love Your Garden Spell
Spell Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Plants are our spiritual helpers, and like us, they have feelings. Whether your garden is an acre or consists of a few pots on a terrace, your plants will flourish if you show them that you love them.

Begin by gently weeding and hoeing around your plants; plants love having their roots massaged. As you hoe, talk to your plants. Tell them how beautiful they are. Create a loving atmosphere in your garden by sprinkling some rose water about, or add a bit of rose water to your watering can.

As a gesture of gratitude, plant one basil plant in your garden. Basil is an excellent healing and protective herb. It’ll protect your garden from negativity. But don’t cut any leaves from this basil or harvest it. Allow it to grow so it may protect your garden. Your garden will respond even if you just say thank you!

This post was written by James Kambos on June 04, 2017

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Harmony Spell
Spell Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017

Any time you’d like to encourage peace and harmony in your home, neighborhood, or workplace, use this spell. If possible, light two white candles in the area. If it’s your neighborhood, put the candles somewhere outside. If you’re unable to use candles—due to workplace regulations, for example—use a clear quartz cluster (if you don’t mind it being seen) or a small clear quartz point (if you want to keep it hidden). Use both the candle and the crystal if you wish.

Visualize the harmony you seek. Imagine a tense situation being resolved or noisy neighbors being quiet. Chant the following (for the workplace, change the last line to Workplace be at peace):

“With goodwill do I intend To see the harmony increase. No disturbance to offend— Home and neighborhood in peace.”

Allow the candles to burn out completely. Leave the crystal in place as long as desired.

This post was written by Ember Grant on June 03, 2017

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Spell to Find the Right Home
Spell Date: Friday, June 2, 2017

Whether you are a traveler with your home in your suitcase or a very grounded-in-place kind of person, finding a home is essential in life.

Go to a place that fills you with joy. When you are in that place, open yourself to the limitless, to the mystery, to the deep well of possibility. You may bring divinatory tools to aid you in discerning a clear path ahead, or you might just surrender and listen and be.

In this place of joy, forge a strong magical link to that source of power and understand that this is what you are searching for in a home—this joy, this support, this radiance, this grounding, this feeling of welcome. Weave that link around you like a thread; perceive it absorb into your skin. It is done. You might be drawn to take something from the place with you.

This post was written by Gede Parma on June 02, 2017

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Healing Waters
Spell Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017

In many places, the summer is a time when people make a pilgrimage to sacred waters for healing. Even if you don’t have a sacred well or river near you, you can still do this spell. Any body of water will work, or even a yard or an indoor fountain. If necessary, use a bowl of water ( leave it out under a full moon for extra oomph). Sprinkle a little water on head, heart, and abdomen, and say:

“Healing waters, gift of the gods, Wash away illness and disease. Wash away pain and imbalance. Wash away worry and sadness. Cleanse and heal me. Purify my mind, heart, and body, And leave me healed by sacred waters. So mote it be.”

This post was written by Deborah Blake on June 01, 2017

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What Is the Law
Spell Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tonight marks the beginning of Shavuot, the Jewish festival that commemorates the giving of the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) on Mount Sinai.

Today, discover what your own law is and how to keep it.

Light five violet candles and burn some sage. Sit with a notepad and pen. Ground and center. Say aloud:

“What is most important?”

Write down the first word or words that come to mind.
Say again:

“What is most important?”

Again, write down, without editing, your first response.

Continue this process, breathing and centering between steps, until you have about ten items on your list. You can now put out the candles and incense—your ritual is complete.

These are your true values, your Commandments. Keep this list on your altar. Meditate on it regularly. When you are troubled, go back to the list and ask yourself if you are living according to its principles.

This post was written by Deborah Lipp on May 31, 2017

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Spell to Attract Beneficial Spirits
Spell Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Witches are sometimes only as successful as the spirits they are working with allow them to be! Spirits can bring good luck and bad, but with this spell you can attract the former and avoid the latter. To cast this spell, all you need is a glass of fresh water and a shiny penny.

Tonight before bed, hold the glass of water at heart level and pray over it to be joined by beneficial spirits who want to work for your highest good. Put your right hand over the
glass and say:

“With this water, I open the door for the best of spirits and nothing more!
And if you get lost or need to pay some burdensome toll,here is a token of light from my soul.”

Kiss the penny and drop it in the glass of water. Place the glass on a windowsill overnight.

This post was written by Devin Hunter on May 30, 2017

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Protect the Memory of the Fallen
Spell Date: Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day after the Civil War. Today it honors everyone who died in the line of duty while serving in the armed forces. The American Legion uses poppies of red silk as a memento, often exchanging them for donations on Memorial Day.

As Pagans, we may call on gods and goddesses of war for protection or courage. We usually do this when going into a conflict—and that’s all the attention these deities get. So today, make a donation and get a poppy to bring home for your altar as an offering to protect the memory of the fallen. Lay it before an icon of any martial deity and say:

“May the valiant dead
Be remembered instead
Of forgotten and left behind,
As this flower of red,
Laid at foot or at head,
Brings their sacrifices to mind.”

This post was written by Elizabeth Barrette on May 29, 2017

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Heartwings Love Notes 779 The Importance of Self Care

Heartwings says, “Taking care of ourselves is our most important task.”

As children we are often told to be kind, to be sharing and giving, and to show our love to others by how we treat them. We are seldom told to care for or to love ourselves. I remember as a child sending for a nurse kit from Quaker Oats. It was advertised on a radio program I listened to. Being a nurse was a way to care for others, and I bandaged up my teddy bear and treated him to a hospital stay as I played nurse in my little white cap and apron.

As young people we feel invulnerable, we can go for a night without sleep and hardly notice. Eating whatever we like is the rule rather than the exception. We seldom need to sit and rest after exertion but can continue on as if we were made of steel. I think I was in my late forties when I began to realize I could no longer treat my body as if it were some kind of machine that could go on and on. I began to notice that if I didn’t pace myself I had to slow down or even stop in the middle of my efforts to get everything done.

I recognized that when I ate certain foods I was uncomfortable; when I didn’t get enough sleep I was dragging; and I could no longer treat my body as I had been used to do. I realized that while it was strong and able my body needed a different kind of attention. Rather than treat it as a machine that just needed fuel and occasional maintenance, I needed to treat it as if it were a faithful animal that was carrying me where I needed to go. I also had to accept its messages as needs and wants rather as impediments to what I wished to do.

The importance of my self care grows with each passing year. Movement I used to take for granted has become an effort. There are even things I can’t easily do at all any more. But what is more important is that I remember to do what I need to do for my comfort as well as my health: Rest between efforts, meditate, take time to sit with my feet up, put in my eye drops, drink enough water, eat enough fiber, avoid what I can no longer comfortably digest. My list could go on and on, however I’ve made my point. Self care matters. More importantly, remembering to care for myself means I can continue to care for others, and that most of all is a good reason to do so.

May you find good ways to practice self care.

Blessings and Best Regards, Tasha Halpert

PS Thanks for reading my love note. If you have comments, suggestions or just want to share, please do so. I love to hear from my readers and I will always respond as soon as I can. TashaHal@aol.com

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Stephen Halpert
Domestic Tranquility: The Great Indoors

It was a sunny Saturday morning, sufficiently cool for a walk. I sat at the dining table reading the paper. Tasha joined me. “What a lovely day for a picnic,” she said. She waved at the window where the sun teased at the baby hens and chickens plants we have in pots in the porch..
I showed her the weather section of the paper. “Not such a good idea. It could rain later this afternoon.”
“That’s not for a long time, if it even happens,” she said with a smile. “We could go for a walk by the lake and have a wonderful picnic.” She glanced at the mugs and teapot on the table. “Thanks for making the tea.”
I winced and set down the paper. “A picnic near the lake seems totally life threatening. What about fire ants, or deadly mosquitoes not to even mention the menace of crazed ticks and Lyme disease? It’s happening more and more to innocent people like us who venture outside despite all the warnings.”
She ignored my sensible words. “Such a lovely day.” She said a with a shake of her head.
I served us peanut butter and rye toast. “We could have our picnic right here at this table in our cozy apartment with the slider open and fresh air blasting in at us from the porch.”
“That’s not really the same thing.”
“It could be. Instead of looking at trees and weird patches of buggy crawly damp ground we could look at the wonderful art on our walls, even put on an arty foreign film laced with existential undercurrents. But more to the point, what’s for lunch?”
She peered at me as though I had been infected by some sort of strange malady. “What is it about you and going outside?”
“I go outside all the time,” I said staunchly. “Daily! Always to the mailbox, plus we take walks up and down the neighborhood hill and even down that little dirt road nearby.” I took a deep breath and for a moment felt like the teacher from a TV program for those who prefer not to exercise unless they absolutely have to.
She looked at me sharply. “I’ll bet if you had your way you’d just as soon never leave this apartment.”
I smiled at her. “What can I say? I love our home! Here we can read, watch movies and do creative projects free from bugs and things that bite; here we can enjoy your incredible cooking and not have to worry about poison ivy or crazed killer wasps.”
She got up from the table. “But I like the outdoors.” She said, ignoring any possible truth to what I had to say.
“Never let me stop you from enjoying it.” I tried to say that as kindly and understandingly as possible for a husband talking to a wife who has these weird urges to climb mountains or take lengthy hikes in woods or around lakes, where almost any sort of calamity could happen.
She went to the refrigerator and opened the door. “Didn’t you enjoy being outside when you were a boy?”
“Of course I did.” I leaned back in my chair remembering the wonderful screened porch at my grandmother’s house at Narragansett Pier. “It’s not being outside that bothers me. It’s all those feral things that inhabit the out of doors that have it in for those of us who trample upon their lairs or nests or other dark places where they lie in wait.”
She sighed. “I’ll bet if there was an enormous yard sale and we didn’t have our car handy, you’d be up for walking over to it. No questions asked!”
“Absolutely! Walking to a neighborhood yard sale is a far cry from venturing into the deep dark depths of the woods, or walking gingerly along some country road where cars kick up dust as they speed past.”
She took some fruit from the refrigerator and set it on the counter. “I fear some of our friends might think you’re exhibiting elderly behavior. Have you ever thought of that?” She sliced up the grapes and the peaches and added some cinnamon sugar.
I shook my head. “Just because I prefer the grace and solemnity of the great indoors you feel the need to be critical and to find fault with me.”
“But I want us to go for a walk and enjoy a lovely picnic lunch by the lake.”
“Snakes live near lakes. I still remember boyhood warnings on TV from Marlin Perkins when he hosted Wild Kingdom. “Be careful around lakes,” he would warm “else wild creatures might surface and drag off your child in the blinking of an eye.”
“Then I’ll bring along an extra sandwich just in case a cobra or python emerges from under a rock while we’re there. I made tuna salad and just for you added jalapeno peppers and roasted garlic.”
“Sounds wonderful.” I sipped my tea.
She tipped the fruit into a container and closed it. “Whether or not you come along, I’ll be having lunch by the lake. You are of course invited to join me or to stay home and eat peanut butter ’til it comes out of your ears.”
I finished my tea, looked at the clock and got up from the table. It was nearly ten thirty. “Ok, let’s go right now. We’ll have an early lunch and be back home before the Northeaster or that hurricane in the mid Atlantic moves in and devastates the region.”
That caused her to pause. “In which case,” she said slowly, ” I’ll be sure to include a hurricane lamp in the picnic basket along with some survival rations just in case we’re forced to live in a tree until it passes.”
“Ok,” I smiled. “Sure, let’s be brave and do it. Then years from now you’ll have something to share with the great grand children when they ask how we survived the devastation by natural elements of those who dared spend too much time outside.”
She laughed, looked at the paper and kissed me. “I understand exactly how you feel but the Red Sox aren’t playing until tonight and we’ll be home in plenty of time so you won’t miss the first pitch.”

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Crystal of the Week: Apophyllite

Apophyllite is a great stone for Reiki healers because it takes the patient into a deeper receptiveness. It also helps move the healer’s ego aside so that transmission of healing energy is purer.

This stone is especially helpful in healing the Spirit and helps abandon pretenses and breaks down reserve, bringing recognition of one’s true Self. It stimulates the pineal gland, which helps one open up to spiritual awakening by infusing the body with high-vibration energy.
Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Purposes

On a physical level, this stone is used for people who suffer from asthma and allergies as well as anything that has to do with the skin. It is also used to promote the regeneration of mucous membranes and often put on the eyelids when the eyes are tired or stressed.

Emotionally, Apophyllite can help with the reduction of stress, anxiety, worry, and fears. It releases mental blocks and negative thought patterns. It can release suppressed emotions, calms apprehension, and helps tolerate uncertainty.

As a carrier of the Akashic Record, it promotes introspection and the correction of imbalances. It stimulates metaphysical abilities such as scrying and past life work and its high water content makes it a powerful vibrational transmitter and an efficient conductor of energy.

Often used for out-of-body journeys, it keeps a strong connection with the physical body, anchoring the soul comfortably in incarnation. It also imbues love into deep analysis so that the mind is attuned to the spirit.

Apophyllite assists in the guidance from your spirit guides or angels and in stimulates the Third Eye chakra. It also intensifies one’s inner vision and clears any blockages in the Crown Chakra.

Disclaimer: Crystal of the Week are a spiritual support to healing and are not prescription or healthcare information.

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Psychometry
By Madisyn Taylor

Like you, the objects you encounter have stories to tell as the previous owners have left their vibrational imprint.
Because our bodies exude energy, we leave behind a vibrational imprint each time we touch or live in close proximity to an object. These imprints, which may be positive or negative memories, emotions, or impressions, can become part of the history of an item. Like you, the objects you encounter have stories to tell. Psychometry is the natural art of reading an object’s history in regard to the people and events it has encountered. The objects we associate with are by no means silent bystanders. A house in which a tragedy has occurred may feel cold or silent, while handling a much loved toy may make you feel good. It is widely believed that all human beings possess psychometric abilities. All objects vibrate at specific frequencies, and psychometry asks only that one tune in to those frequencies.

It is common to learn the art of psychometry by using items such as jewelry or a watch, because these objects spend much of their time in close physical proximity to its owners. Information sensed using psychometry usually has to do with an object’s owner and may be related to a location, a feeling, or an event. Emotions tend to be easier to sense, though it can take time and diligence to perfect your psychometric talents. To exercise your psychometric skills, relax and sit in a quiet place with your palms facing upward. Have a friend place one of their treasured possessions in your nondominant hand. Let your mind wander until you receive any impressions. Finally, relate what you have seen, heard, or felt.

By simply by holding an object in your hand or putting it to your forehead, you can sense an object’s past and vicariously experience the emotions, sounds, tastes, scents, or images that have transpired around it thus far. While psychometry is most often performed on small objects intimately connected to its owners, it is possible for humans to leave an imprint on a large object like a home or automobile and to receive impressions from these objects. Once you know an object’s story, you can release it of its memories or marvel at the wealth of information cradled within.

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3 Ways to Make Magic Work Better
by Deborah Lipp

In my years of teaching magic, witchcraft, and that sort of thing, I’ve found that spells are a challenging subject for many. Spellcraft is often a mystery, even for people who know a lot about subjects like divination, altered states, and ritual.
You might be doing spells, but finding them frustrating or unsatisfactory. You might be successful at magic, but feel like something is missing. Maybe you want to kick it up a notch, or maybe you’ve already given up on the whole “magic” thing.
The truth is, there are simple, accessible principles that will make your magic rewarding, powerful, and fun. Here are three of them.

1. Know What You Want.
Perhaps this sounds obvious to you, but in my years of teaching magic, it is the number one stopping point for practitioners.

A student came to me once for help with a job spell. He was earning good money, but wanted more emotionally satisfying work. But, the spell he’d constructed was all about money; his spell had nothing to do with what he actually wanted. I often tell this story because it is such a great illustration of a common problem.

How do you know what you want? There are two parts to this: Knowledge and honesty.

Knowledge
“Know thyself,” the saying goes. Know who you are. Know your desires, your dreams, and your vices. Self-examination isn’t always easy, and it doesn’t finish—it’s a lifelong process. But without it, you cannot get to the next step: Honesty. You cannot tell the truth about what you want unless you know what that is.

Knowledge also means situational and factual knowledge. Knowing yourself is great for spells on your own behalf, but many of us do spells for friends, for friends-of-friends, for our community or nation, or for the Earth.

Factual knowledge is important for any kind of magic that addresses such real-world things as politics, climate, or medicine. Situational knowledge is needed for any magic on behalf of people when their circumstances are in any way being touched—you can’t get me from here to there unless you know where “here” is.

Here’s a thing you see every day on the Internet: “My mom is sick. Please send healing energy.” That’s not enough knowledge! What is her diagnosis? Where is she? Who is she? (Often, these requests don’t even provide a name.) Or how about this one: “My mom has PNH disorder, please send magic.” What the heck is PNH disorder? If you don’t look it up, you probably won’t know. So look it up.

Whether you want to cure a disease, heal the earth, or defeat a politician, you need factual and situational knowledge to be truly effective.

Honesty
Be truthful with yourself about what you want, and where your energy really is. If you do magic to get into a challenging and prestigious school, be sure you really want to work hard at your studies. Honesty might mean saying, “I’d rather that school left me time for my social life, so an Ivy League university isn’t right for me.”

Be honest about ambivalence. If you know your cousin brutalizes his wife, what should you do when he asks for magic to get out of jail? Maybe you want to help him, but if you aren’t honest about also wanting him locked up, you’ll get nowhere.
2. Prepare Yourself.
Why yes, I’ll do that magic! I’ll go light a candle right now!

Your eagerness is laudable, but pause for a moment. Are you ready and able to do magic right now?

Here are some things I do before I do a spell:

o Make sure I’m well-rested. I don’t do spells when I’m exhausted, or right after work without some decompression time. Your mind needs to focus during spellcraft, so give it the ability to do so.
o Make sure I’m not starving (which is distracting) or over-full (ditto).
o Turn off my phone, feed the cats, and otherwise ensure no interruptions will occur. If you’re a parent of young children, make sure you have a way of devoting 100% of your attention on your spell before you begin.
o Ground myself. This brief meditative exercise connects me to the earth, and draws upon a power greater than myself. This is helpful before I send energy into a spell, as it prevents me from utterly depleting myself.
o Center myself. A few deep, cleansing breaths and a moment to focus my mind and bring myself fully present to the moment can be transforming.
3. Always Do Something Exactly the Same and Always Do Something a Little Different.
I’m grouping these together to show the lovely tension in this paradox. Magical people argue about this: Should ritual steps be repeated every time, or should each spell or ritual arise from a new and creative moment? The answer is: Both.

Always Do Something the Same
Getting your mind keyed into a magical state is a crucial part of any spell. Preparing yourself is a vital first step, but you can continue the process through the power of repetition.

Every day, I get in the shower, wash my hair, and then soap up. Once in a while, if I’ve slept particularly poorly, I will be soaping up and realize I haven’t yet washed my hair. This may sound stupid, but that will throw off my whole day. Repetitious activity teaches our minds how to behave; it’s an easily achieved form of altering consciousness.

Make sure that certain activities are a routine and predictable part of your spellcraft. Here are some possibilities:
o A ritual lustration before you begin
o A piece of clothing or jewelry ceremonially put on before you begin (the same clothing or jewelry each time)
o The same invocation or prayer used to open every spell
o Other ritual steps, such as marking sacred space, elemental consecrations, invoking the ancestors, or calling upon spirit guides
o Burning the same incense

Repeating one or (even better) several such steps helps to induce a kind of trance that allows you to access your most powerful self, quieting the ego-mind and bringing forth a deeper level of consciousness.

Always Do Something Different
While inducing an altered state based on repetition is great, one such altered state is “boredom.” Fun and excitement are powerful emotional energies to leverage when doing magic. They keep you focused, and they make the magic vibrant and real.

In addition, everyone who’s expert at anything understands the risk of complacency. Repetition can lead to, “I’ve got this,” which can lead to inattention and sloppiness. By always changing things up, you avoid becoming complacent.

You’ll notice that all the “something the same” suggestions are preliminary steps. I said “before you begin” and so on. By starting out with your repeated steps, you lay down stepping stones that lead you on a path towards a magical state of mind. From there, let your creativity have free rein.

That doesn’t mean not to plan! You might do a spell purely spontaneously, but it’s not typical. If you’re using candles, herbs, crystals, or any other “stuff,” you’ll need advance planning to have all that together.

Rather, have each spell be particular to its subject matter (referring back to “know what you want” to figure out what that is). Here are some real life examples of spells I’ve done:

o For a child in the hospital, my group raised power singing (and enacting) “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”
o Getting an applicant into the school of his choice, we used a cord to physically tie him up to a symbol of the school
o Working a spell for my son, I raised power with my forehead placed on his baby book
o Helping someone get pregnant, we planted seeds in a jar of soil while sending power
o For preserving a secret, I created a magical infusion using old, discarded keys

Each of the above examples is very different from the other. Each is specific to its purpose, and each has an imaginative quality that made it fun to create and perform.
By remembering these three principles: Know what you want, Prepare yourself, and Do something both different and the same, you’ll empower all the spells you do.

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Discovering True Selves
By Madisyn Taylor

The soul is the purest expression of an individual and is not bound by physical forms or fleeting emotions.
When we want to see deeply into the heart and mind of another person, soul seeing, also called soul gazing, allows us to see their soul. The soul is the purest expression of an individual and is not bound by physical forms or fleeting emotions. Through a simple art that involves looking deeply into a partner’s eyes, soul seeing can show you a person’s inner beauty that you might otherwise miss. It is possible for someone who appears cold to have a warm, giving, nurturing soul or someone of average appearance to have a beautiful soul. Soul seeing is a way of looking past shapes, sizes, attitudes, and behavior to see the real individual that lies beneath the surface. It allows you to see the true essence of another person, the radiance of their being, and their spirit within.

Soul seeing is accomplished by sitting face to face with another person. It is helpful to first state your intention before you begin. As you stare softly into each other’s eyes without stopping to look away, each of your souls is revealed to the other. Try not to look for anything in particular or seek traits you’re hoping to find. Simply let the other person’s soul reveal itself to you. After twenty minutes have passed, stay where you are and share a period of silent reflection with your partner for two minutes. You may have suddenly seen your partner’s inner nature as clearly as a bright day, or you may need to meditate on your experience before you feel comfortable with your impressions. Either way, soul seeing can be a wonderfully intimate and shared experience.

So little of who each of us is can be captured by our appearance or personality. The thoughts, fears, desires, and longings that are part of what makes us whole are not always written across our faces. Often, the most surprising thing you may learn while soul seeing is that while you and the other person may appear on the surface to be quite different, you actually share many of the same inner qualities. And then there is the unique beauty that resides within that is longing to be revealed to another who is willing to see. Soul seeing can help you experience the people in your life as they truly are, beyond any mental barriers or physical limitations.

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