GrannyMoon*s Weekly Feast 25 Sept-1 Oct 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 Mala begins 9/6 – 10/2

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Celtic Tree Month: Muin (Vine) September 2 to September 29

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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
Sunday’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 September 2017
By TashaHal@aol.com

Mon.9/25 Energetic Sagittarius Moon starts the week off well. Mercury/Saturn square may mean obstacles.

Tue. 9/26 Athletic Sagittarius suggests a walk or a run.

Wed. 9/27 Jovial Sagittarius Moon helps begin the day with joy. Ambitious Capricorn Moon arrives at 12:30 to help make good work even better. Jupiter/Uranus opposition suggests surprises in the wind.

Thu. 9/28 Deliberate Capricorn Moon energy helps choose the correct way. Pluto turns direct, could be a high impact day.

Fri. 9/29: Organized Capricorn Moon helps us keep on top of things. Mercury into Libra means relaxed communications and a media focus on equality.

Sat. 9/30 Friendly Aquarius Moon energy is good for socializing

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Day in Court
Spell Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Court is all about justice. Sometimes the end result is not what we anticipated, but we cannot expect to get all that we want. We do expect that justice will be done.

My favorite working for any court case is simple. You will need a purple candle dressed with High John oil and the Justice card from a tarot deck. I like seven-day candles for a long-term effect from the working. The more you put in, the more you get out. The intent for this working is that justice be on your side. Light the candle and use the Justice card to focus your intent.

The gods to call upon are varied. Our American Lady Justice is based on the Roman goddess Iustitia. We also have Maat from the Egyptian pantheon. The Greek goddess Themis is divine order, and Dike, her daughter, carries the scales of balance. Astraea is also associated with innocence and justice. Look to these deities for a favorable outcome.
This post was written by Boudica on September 24, 2017
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Autumn Leaf Divination
Spell Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

In autumn, leaves fall from trees. If you walk around your yard or a park, you’ll find many different types of fallen leaves. Each has its own shape and symbolism. Gather at least half a dozen different ones. For accuracy, include a mix of positive and negative meanings.

There are various methods of divination. One is to float the leaves in a large basin of water and see which reaches the far side first. Another is to blow them with a fan and see which goes farthest. Have a friend throw them from a window and try to catch one. Whichever you get tells you about what the coming season will bring you.

Here are what some common trees symbolize:

Ash-healing
Birch-family
Elder-wisdom
Hedge apple-bitterness
Linden-foresight
Maple-sweetness
Oak-strength
Poplar-hope
Rowan-power
Willow-sorrow
This post was written by Elizabeth Barrette on September 23, 2017
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Homemade Potpourri
Spell Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

To celebrate the season, make your own fall potpourri to freshen a room for several months. Begin by thinly slicing one apple and one orange and baking them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper at 250 degrees Fahrenheit until they’re dried-it could take up to six hours (alternately, let them sit for several days in a dry place).Turn them over at least once while baking.

Remove from oven, then dust them with cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice) and allow them to cool. Place them in a decorative jar or bowl with cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, and any other items of your choice. You may be able to find cinnamon-scented pine cones at a craft or hobby store. Here’s a celebratory chant to welcome the season:

“Longer nights and shorter days,
Feel the sunlight’s waning rays.
Welcome autumn, changing leaves,
Hint of winter on the breeze.”
This post was written by Ember Grant on September 22, 2017
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Fierce Love Spell
Spell Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

We are very near to the fall equinox. These times are often revolutionary and provocative. Do you desire a lover? Do you desire to be a fierce lover? Fierce love is a powerful concept and invocation. It is not something to invoke lightly either.

Make an altar with images, symbols, scents, and objects you consider to embody fierce love. A fierce lover is one who is a warrior for truth, who understands that vulnerability is strength and bravery is poetry. Fierce love is consensual, shared, and planted in the wild heart.

Light red and black candles on the altar and move nine times around it. When you are done, be seated before the altar and make a gesture to bare your heart. Hold this gesture for as long as you can. Cry out:

“I am a fierce lover and I open to fierce love!”
This post was written by Gede Parma on September 21, 2017
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A New Moon Glamour Spell
Spell Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

This New Moon occurs during the Virgo-Libra cusp, as the sun transitions from Virgo into Libra. Since each of these signs is associated with appearance and refinement, this cusp is known as “the cusp of beauty.” Now is the time to perform a glamour spell. You’ll need a mister filled with rose water, a silver candle, and a mirror.

Mist yourself lightly with the rose water, then light the candle. Look into the mirror and notice any areas you wish to improve. Look at the candle and say:

“From my head to my toes,
A new and glamorous me grows.”

As the moon grows, keep working on your goals, such as hair, diet, skin- anything you want. Keep in mind the charm you spoke when you started the spell. When the spell makes the transformation you want, treat yourself to some new fall clothes.
This post was written by James Kambos on September 20, 2017
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Texters Walking in the Streets
Spell Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It happens every day. We’re in our car and we see someone crossing a busy street, their eyes glued to their smartphone. Traffic? What traffic? Or we encounter someone riding a bicycle or skateboard (in the middle of the street!) and texting or catching up on Facebook instead of paying attention. How many near misses have you had with these people? Do they ever see anything that’s not on that little screen?

It’s time to cast a spell. As tempted as you may be, don’t yell out the window of your car. Don’t gesticulate at the person hypnotized by their device. Instead, slow down, take a deep breath, and visualize the person becoming aware of the world. Send this invocation gently in their direction:

“Smartphone user, look up, look up!
Please stop texting while you walk.
Find a seat where you’ll be safer
And enjoy your day of text and talk.”
This post was written by Barbara Ardinger on September 19, 2017
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To Bless a Magical Pouch
Spell Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

The vessels in which we choose to carry our magical tools and items are sometimes just as important as the items themselves but are tasked with the job of keeping them all secure. This spell can be cast at any time during the day and merely requires your favorite blessing incense and the bag you intend to use.

Light your incense and hold the bag in both hands. Take three deep breaths, and as you do so, feel the energy within the bag grounding along with your own energy. Pass the bag through the incense several times and chant:

“Smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke,
swirling sacred round and round.
Smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke,
here new magic shall be found!”

Open the bag, take a deep breath, and exhale into it as if to give it life. Put the bag under your pillow for one night before using.
This post was written by Devin Hunter on September 18, 2017

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Heartwings Love Notes 794 Time for the Harvest

Heartwings says, “What will you harvest from this year?”

I remember my mother cutting up fruits and vegetables and filling the steaming canning kettle with jars. These were later stored in our cellar against the cold winter months. There was also a small barrel of potatoes down there. One of my tasks was to go down and pick off their sprouts. At that time of year too, my mother made wonderful jellies from the fruit that grew on my great aunt Alice’s trees. A lawyer, my great grandfather was also an amateur student of horticulture. He planted all sorts of fruit trees as well as grape vines, vegetables and flowers, all of which were tended to by a gardener.

I think of my mom and her tasks at this time of year when fruits and vegetables reach their peak and are harvested. Long ago Pilgrims and Native peoples dried food to preserve it. Later on housewives like my mom filled glass jars, heating them until the food within could be kept for use in the winter. Today people who might in the past have canned and preserved it will freeze the extra produce that they are not using right away. People with gardens are “putting food by,” as it is called in order to have healthy, homegrown meals for the winter months. We who live where the seasons prevail have always done this.

These days food of all kinds is plentiful in every season year round, and if we do not have a garden from which to harvest, we are less likely to preserve food against the winter. However, there is more than one kind of harvest to be made at this time. If we have planted ideas in the spring, and tended them in the summer, they may have matured enough by the fall to be gathered in and made use of during the rest of the year. If we have projects we have worked on, ideas we have been developing, stories or poetry we have been evolving; now is the time to get them out there for the final testing, checking or editing.

We no longer live in an agrarian society, and yet the seasons are still a part of us. Their energy need not be confined to the actual planting, tending and harvesting of food. For while we may not plant actual seeds to grow, tend, harvest and preserve, we can use the energy of the seasons to generate what we need to nourish our own lives and the lives of others. The seeds of our efforts whether edible, useful, or otherwise productive can be sown in the spring for our eventual harvest and use in the fall. Then during the winter months they can supply what we need to sustain us and keep us from the cold.

May you harvest what you have grown for yourself and enjoy it in the future.

Blessings and best Regards, Tasha Halpert

PS What have you harvested this year? I’d love to hear. Your communications mean a lot to me, so please feel free to comment or ask questions.

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Stephen Halpert
The Antique Box

Ed took a sip of his breakfast coffee and sighed. “I’m so tired of us being in debt. Every month we pay as much as we can on the credit cards and still the amount we owe creeps higher.”
Julie nodded sympathetically. “It’s not as though we’re extravagant. It’s just that everything goes up except our income.”
Ed ran his hands through his hair. Once it had been brown, now it was streaked with gray. “If only all of our bills could be paid off and we had an extra $10,000 in the bank.”
Julie got up from her chair, smoothed her dress over her still trim figure, and came over to him. “At least we’ve got each other,” she smiled and kissed him. “Having you with me makes everything else irrelevant.”
“Thanks, Dear,” he said. “And you’re as beautiful and as loving as ever.” He sighed again. “We do the best we can. In this economy the best isn’t good enough anymore.”
“Please don’t think that way. It will only make your hair grayer.” Julie put her arms around him. “Maybe we can find a way to cut corners, go out less, spend less on things we don’t actually need.”
Ed smiled. “Thanks, Julie, I’ll do my best and I know you will too.”
Several weeks later, just before Julie’s birthday it was a nice day and Ed was walking home as opposed to taking the bus. In the interest of saving money they had given up one of their cars. He spotted a thrift shop and stopped to look in the window. He saw gold tooled leather box. That would look so nice on her antique desk, he said. He went in.
The proprietor took it from the window.. “Ten dollars,” he said.
My lucky day, Ed thought. He handed the proprietor his last ten dollars.
As he left the store, he felt extra happy. Reaching into his pants pocket he pulled out a ten dollar bill. Where’d that come from he wondered. I must have had more money than I thought.
Back home he kissed Julie, and presented her with her special present.
She hugged him and gently placed the box on her desk beside their laptop. “It’s a perfect place to keep our bills.” She transferred their unpaid bills from a cubbyhole in her desk to the box.
Feeling even happier Ed suggested they go out to dinner.
“After all it’s your birthday.”
“Are you sure?” She asked.
“Oh yes.” He kissed her and at that moment at least the world seemed very right to him.
Days later as he studied bills that had just come in his euphoria dimmed. “We owe that much?” He said. “I had no idea how so little could cost so much.”
“Just our usual,” she said. “They come to under fifteen hundred but we almost enough to cover them.”
After breakfast the next morning as Julie was about to begin paying their monthly bills she noticed a wad of cash folded neatly under them in the box.
“What’s this?” She said extracting the cash and counting it. “How fortuitous It’s as much as we need to pay everything. I am grateful.”
She turned to Ed when he came in with the mail. . “Thanks Eddie. What a lovely surprise.”
He looked perplexed. “Surprise?’
She smiled and waved the cash.
His eyebrows flew up. “As much for me as for you!”
“You mean you didn’t put it there. I thought you had won at something and wanted to surprise me.”
“Would that I had,” he said noticing his diminished feeling of euphoria. “I wish.” He stared curiously at the box.
She shook her head. “Mysterious! Maybe it was there all along and we never noticed. Or maybe it was a gift from a fairy godmother.”
Ed shook his head. “No, I know it was empty when I gave it to you.” He frowned. “I never liked the unexpected. Gremlins and fairies and little people or whatever you want to call them aren’t part of my logical circumstance.”
“Pity,” she said. “Would that they were.”
He shook his head. “Sadly my childhood was void of whimsy and magic. My father was a mathematician, my mother a chemist. Empirical protocol was always their way.”
She kissed him. “Didn’t give you much opportunity for fairy tales, myths or magical circumstance. I’m off to the bank to deposit our good fortune.”
All was quiet until several weeks later when Julie decided it was time for them to buy a new bed.
“The one you like costs two thousand dollars,” Ed said. “That will really put us in a hole.”
“I’m tired of that lumpy mattress. It hurts my back and soon I’ll have to see a chiropractor. That could cost more in the long run.”
“As you wish,” Ed said.
She smiled. “Besides we’re a little ahead this month thanks to our windfall.”
“From your fairy godmother,” he grinned.
“Let’s do this together and buy the bed of our dreams,” she urged.
Which they did: a king size with a jubilation mattress that vibrated, lifted and gave them the impression that they were however distant, nonetheless royalty. Later the following month when Julie again went to pay their bills under the envelopes in the antique box was sufficient cash for everything plus the extra two thousand dollars for the bed..
“This is simply wonderful,” Julie said. “I can’t get over our good luck.”
“Au Contraire,” Ed said, “this makes me really nervous. What if someone bangs on our door insisting upon repayment for all this extra cash that box has provided us? What will happen to us then? Julie, I wasn’t raised to be so blasé or lackadaisical about money.”
“Can’t you just be thankful for our abundance? We certainly deserve it. We’ve worked hard and lived like paupers ever since we first married. Not that I’ve minded as long as we have each other, yet I’ve always thought one day something lucky would come along. Little did I think it would be like this but nonetheless…”
“But something isn’t right.”
“You mean doesn’t make sense.”
“Exactly.”
“Just because something doesn’t make sense doesn’t mean it isn’t the way it’s supposed to be. I wish you could understand that.”
“Sure! Why not? Let’s just go on living in a fool’s paradise.”
“In which case, how about we spring for some new living room furniture and one of those wide screen TV’s we’ve always wanted?”
He huffed. “And run up five grand in debt? I don’t think so.”
“So far thanks to our abundance we’re finally running better than even. We’ve got the ten thousand in our savings account like you’ve always wished, all our bills are paid and we don’t owe any money. Oh, please?”
They went out and bought their new furniture. As predicted the money was there to cover what they had spent. There was even enough for a meal at the new Sushi restaurant. Afterward they sat happily on their new living room furniture and watched their new wide screen TV.”
The next day Julie asked Ed if he had moved the box.
Frantically they searched the house but the box was gone.
In a city nearby a young couple scrimping to get by saw a gold tooled antique leather box in the window of a local thrift shop. It was marked ten dollars.
“Look,” she said. It’s only ten dollars, even we could afford that.”
“I guess,” he sounded dubious. “We owe so much now what’s another ten dollars? He pulled it from his pocket “My last ten he sighed. But if you really want it I’ll get it especially for you.”
Oh darling,” she said. “Thank you.” And hand in hand they walked into the shop.

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Fantastic Fall: Crystals for Change and Moving Forward

With the seasonal transition into Fall, change is motivated by
the movement of the earth around the sun; there is no getting around
this. So as the world changes and the seasons pass, so must our
lives in tandem with it.

Change is inevitable.

Our lives are made up of the building blocks of change.

This can be traumatic or it can be less so. The single most important
point you can make about change is that in most cases it’s not what
faces you that’s the problem, it’s how you react to it.

How you react is determined by how you perceive a particular change.
The Chinese word for crisis is “weiji”. Two characters that
separately mean danger and opportunity. Every problem we encounter in
life can be viewed that way. It is a chance to show that we can
handle it. Changing the way you think, can change a life of stress and
discomfort to a life of challenge and excitement.

Change shows itself in many forms. The move to a different career, by
choice or not, the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship,
the move to a new home or simply the change in the weather and how we
feel.

Here are some ways to embrace change:

1.. Often, in any situation, we must take the quiet time to be with
ourselves to observe this change. How is it going to affect me?
Better yet, how am I going to let it affect me? What am I going to do
to get through this? Allow the answers to come to you in your quiet
time.

2.. Take everything one day at a time. Sometimes situations can become
overwhelming when looking at the big picture. Again, take your quiet
time to observe the moment. Allow yourself to take all the time, take
the space that you need to grasp the change.

3.. Breath. Deep breathing allows us to open our chest and expand. It
clears our minds and bodies of toxins and should be used as a tool
for change. Allow the breathe to cleanse you and make room for
change. Make room for something different.

4.. Support. We are always put at ease when we have support behind us.
In these vulnerable moments, we can find strength in others. If you
have a good friend, a family member, a loved one or a community group
that you can turn to, do so. Be sure that this support comes from a
positive, unbiased source. Otherwise, it can be more damaging than
good. Rest assure, there have been others who have gone through what
you are experiencing right now. See if you can take away with you
some of their positive pearls of wisdom.

5.. Love Yourself. You are the true source to your own happiness. You
have to live within yourself. You have to be at peace within
yourself. Only you can do that. Only you can make that happen. We
each have our own way of being with ourselves, but there is only one
way to be at ease with your soul. That is to love yourself, always.

6.. Our belief system is one of the major factors that can get us
through situations or can cause our life to crumble around us! I do
believe that there is a lot of innate goodness and balancing our
minds do subconsciously to get us through hard times. The other
portion of this is how we “program” ourselves to deal with any given
situation.

7.. Let go of ego. Embracing peace of mind, optimism, the ability to
forgive, and a sense of humor are all good ways to allow the ego to
step aside and make room for some humble pie.

8.. Allow Emotional Release. Identifying, expressing, experiencing,
and accepting all of our feelings is your doorway to accepting all
change in your life.

9.. Be Flexible. You have a rigid, mind set about work, relationships,
kids or lifestyle. Learn a lesson from the willow tree and its
ability to bend in the great wind. Whereas, when we are rigid like
the old oak tree, we can easily break apart under the stress of
change. Learn to relax and follow the path unfolding before you.

10. There is no security in something that is irrelevant or no longer
has meaning. When we let go of the familiar, we have the power to
embrace the new. Embrace it!

Crystals To Transmute Change

Amethyst stone can show us how to let go and trust; surrender so that
you may see beyond the cycle that consumes your attention; give it
all up, so that you can receive.

Bloodstone brings the ability to adapt to change more easily.

Cerussite is grounding and shows us how to understand change as it
happens around us.

Chrysanthemum Stone bring equilibrium to changing situations

Chrysocolla allows us to accept change with calmness and serenity It
makes for smooth transitions.

Larimar gives us the ability to “go with the flow”. It is a heart
soothing stone that brings awareness to change.

Malachite is a great stone to have, which encourage change to occur.

Mookaite (Jasper) helps to emphasize the flexibility with change and
encourages new experiences.

Moonstone makes one conscious of the fact that all things are part of
a cycle of constant change.

Rose Quartz assists in the acceptance of change that is necessary.

Andrew Pacholyk MS, L.Ac.
http://www.peacefulmind.com/fall
Alternative medicine and therapies
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The Message of Pain
By Madisyn Taylor

Both emotional and physical pain are messages that we need to stop and pay attention.
When we feel pain, our first impulse is often to eradicate it with medication. This is an understandable response, but sometimes in our hurry to get rid of pain, we forget that it is the body’s way of letting us know that it needs our attention. A headache can inform us that we’re hungry or stressed just as a sore throat might be telling us that we need to rest our voice. If we override these messages instead of responding to them, we risk worsening our condition. In addition, we create a feeling of disconnectedness between our minds and our bodies.

Physical pain is not the only kind of pain that lets us know our attention is needed. Emotional pain provides us with valuable information about the state of our psyche, letting us know that we have been affected by something and that we would do well to focus our awareness inward. Just as we tend to a cut on our arm by cleaning and bandaging it, we treat a broken heart by surrounding ourselves with love and support. In both cases, if we listen to our pain we will know what to do to heal ourselves. It’s natural to want to resist pain, but once we understand that it is here to give us valuable information, we can relax a bit more, and take a moment to listen before we reach for medication. Sometimes this is enough to noticeably reduce the pain, because its message has been heard. Perhaps we seek to medicate pain because we fear that if we don’t, it will never go away. It can be empowering to realize that, at least some of the time, it is just a matter of listening and responding.

The next time you feel pain, either physical or emotional, you might want to try listening to your own intuition about how to relieve your pain. Maybe taking a few deep breaths will put an end to that headache. Perhaps writing in your journal about hurt feelings will ease your heart. Ultimately, the message of pain is all about healing.

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Weekly Horoscopes beginning: Sunday, 24 September 2017

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If you`re born within cusp period (16 to 26 of any month); you`re advised to read horoscopes of both signs covered by that period. You`re in the border; you may have influences from houses within those signs.

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Aries
Personal theme: I am!!
Fire & cardinal sign: March 21 — April 19

Your horoscope for this week:

For the last time until 2099 Jupiter opposes Uranus travelling through your sign on Thursday. That coincides with Pluto`s direct station at the very apex of your solar chart. It`s very likely then that your career is about to take off. These three planets are associated with enormous stores of energy some of which appear jet-fueled. So yes, to some it might seem that you`ve gone off like a rocket even before October 1st. It`s probable though that this energy has been building for some time. Having negotiated an administrative hurdle (probably at the start of the week) you should then be poised for take-off before the weekend. What`s no doubt imperative along the way is that your recent efforts are acknowledged and that you are complemented on the very fine network you`ve built since this time last year. In short, there is very real need for recognition. Imperative too, may be to have someone born under one of the Water signs of Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces ready to advise and support as you move into the next phase.

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Taurus
Personal theme: I have!!
Earth & fixed sign: April 20 — May 20

Your horoscope for this week:

An aspect takes place this Thursday that won`t recur across one area of the zodiac until 2099. As this coincides with Pluto`s station in another of the Earth signs like your own, it could be that this coincides with a significant moment. The fact that all this happens before the end of September and before some powerful aspects take place in October suggests this might even feel as though it`s a starting gun; and yes, there may be at least one project that you want to accomplish before this time next year but which you sense is going to require courage, tenacity and yes, probably a steep learning curve. For many, the prospect could be daunting. These aspects though affect all signs of the zodiac and you surely won`t be alone if you feel overwhelmed as the week begins. By Friday however, sensing that others are in similar position, and that peer support will be not just useful but imperative, you could sail into fresh waters. Indeed, with the assistance of a teacher or mentor or someone who is viewed as being slightly eccentric but who has a proven track record, you could yet get off to a flying start.

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Gemini
Personal theme: I think!!
Air sign: May 21 — June 20

Your horoscope for this week:

Throughout 2017, Jupiter has been making progress through the creative zone of your solar chart. Jupiter is the biggest of all the known planets and it`s probable that with this transit many `bees have landed in your bonnet`. How many of these will be long-term productive will of course depend on your personal chart. The important thing to note this week is that for the last time in eight decades Jupiter in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries. That same day, Thursday, Pluto appears to stand still in the sky. This is likely to be a defining moment for all signs. For Gemini, you may be asked to put up or shut up. At least one of your ideas might now require major investment. That need not be financial but will surely require significant levels of effort between now and Saturn`s sign change on December 20. Key this week is to determine who will join you in this process and whether or not you have the skills to keep a team in tight formation. If so far, this year that`s been a major difficulty, then this surely is something you need to address – and quickly.

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Cancer
Personal theme: I feel!!
Water & cardinal sign: June 21 — July 22

Your horoscope for this week:

You surely won`t be the only sign of the zodiac to feel overwhelmed as this week gets underway. The fact that others are lacking essential energy and require you to coax them into being the best they can be could at times be exhausting and yes, probably will require you to work late. For the last time until 2099, Jupiter opposes Uranus across the backbone of your solar chart. This is a major aspect that will clearly be felt by all signs. What`s key here, is that that same day Pluto stations in your opposite sign. It`s likely then that your world will be shaken either by family news or a partner`s decision. This may well relate to their career. Disorientating as all this may be, you should sense as early as October 1st that even unwelcome developments have the potential to bring you greater long-term security given constructive effort.

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Leo
Personal theme: I will!!
Fire & fixed sign: July 23 — August 22

Your horoscope for this week:

Later this week, and for the last time until 2099, Jupiter opposes Uranus presently moving through Aries. As this aspect coincides with Pluto`s station and obviously affects all signs, it`s probable that this will be an important date as regards world affairs. On a personal level however, you may need to take an important step that has either financial or ethical implications. It`s possible you will be aware of this coming from Sunday. You might also sense that certain people no longer have the energy to fight with you. So yes, there may be moments when you feel you`re going it alone. These though are likely to be temporary blips. With Jupiter now moving towards the base of your solar chart, and reaching there on October 10th, it seems likely that your window on the world is set to expand. Though true, this doesn`t necessarily mean that you`re about to win an argument it`s probable that before next weekend you`ll feel exhilarated, inspired and happy with decisions taken.

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Virgo
Personal theme: I analyse!!
Earth sign: August 23 — September 22

Your horoscope for this week:

It would be understandable if you began this week feeling overwhelmed and even perhaps disappointed. Yet once the Moon moves into another of the Mutable signs on Monday you will surely pick yourself up and begin the process of moving on. It might help to know that a major aspect takes place on Thursday. This coincides with Pluto`s station – and in the most creative part of your solar chart. The aspect involved will not recur in this area again until 2099. Obviously, this will affect all signs and presents something of a defining moment. It`s not at all impossible that this will coincide with you feeling as though you`ve been zapped with special energy. Though true, this might well require you to think in ways you haven`t done before, it`s probable that by the first day of October that developments will build on your strengths.

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Libra
Personal theme: I balance!!
Air & cardinal sign: September 23 — October 22

Your horoscope for this week:

Later this week, and for the last time until 2099, Jupiter, still moving through your sign, opposes Uranus moving through Aries. This coincides with Pluto`s station at the very base of your solar chart. It`s very likely that you will sense that you`ve come to the end of a chapter but, equally, that you are now energised to opening the next. Whatever the actual date of your birthday, developments before next weekend could be quite extraordinary. A strong possibility is that something you`ve been working on since earlier this month will reach a critical point. You may have to make a decision as to whether or not you want to continue or invest further time and effort. Given that your ruling planet Venus connects with Mars early next week, it`s possible that what you really need is to partner with someone more comfortable with practical issues than you are. It`s possible that that person is already waiting in the wings and that a meeting at the start of this week will be the overture to later collaboration. Bear in mind that until October 10th, Jupiter continues its transit of your sign; bringing with it all sorts of opportunities to connect and expand your world. This is no time to play your lazy Libra card but instead to seize openings as they appear.

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Scorpio & Ophiuchus
Personal theme: I desire!!
Water & fixed signs: October 23 — November 21

Your horoscope for this week:

It`s probable that since the start of 2017 your world has been turned upside down a few times over. Whether for health reasons or because there have been major changes in the local neighbourhood, you may have had to adapt your schedule and routine several times over. It could be argued that you are presently passing through a transition phase that won`t conclude until at least October 10th. For now, and as for many other signs, focusing on your network and whose team you would like to be part of should perhaps take priority. With a major aspect taking place on Thursday, and doubtless many people at that point making decisions that are simultaneously shocking and exciting, it`s entirely possible that there will be openings for you to develop an interest long-buried. This really could be the start of something big. A suitable companion or ally would be someone born under Aries whose proven courage and boldness would give you exactly the support required as you venture onto new paths.

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Sagittarius
Personal theme: I see!!
Fire sign: November 22 — December 21

Your horoscope for this week:

Later this week and for the last time until 2099, your ruling planet, Jupiter, opposes Uranus which is travelling through another of the Fire signs, Aries. This apparent tight-rope configuration across an area of your solar chart associated with friendships and associations, coincides with Pluto`s arrival at a station. It may be that this is a defining moment within a group within which you have major involvement. Career-wise this could be a turning point. It may be that you`re coming to the conclusion of a long journey. Whilst you may have sensed this was always likely, the full effects will surely take some time to absorb. A twist on this would be fast-moving developments that are not in your working life, but in that of someone close. The importance of this period cannot be underestimated. There may be major financial implications. Further, news from someone now far away could be unsettling. It might even be that a journey has to be undertaken sooner rather than later. Midst all this, determining how best to use the period between now and your birthday might not be given sufficient thought. It`s perhaps important though that you seize an opportunity for a mental adventure lasting just a few weeks – perhaps to the end of October – but which could be enormously satisfying.

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Capricorn
Personal theme: I use!!
Earth & cardinal sign: December 22 — January 19

Your horoscope for this week:

For the last time before 2099, Jupiter and Uranus oppose one another across the backbone of your solar chart. Since this coincides with Pluto`s station in your sign, it`s very likely that you will arrive – not necessarily at a decision, – but at the conclusion of a phase or chapter. Family matters may well be involved. Those who haven`t yet moved might consider doing so – or making major domestic change. Career-wise this could be a very special time. It may be possible to gain qualifications in a new area. At some level it would appear you might be seen as the `go to` person. Midst all this, concern about someone younger and who might appear to be floundering – possibly in a new educational setting – might also require prompt action. Your involvement at meetings over Thursday and Friday could make a significant difference and ensure that as of the beginning of next week, all concerned are clear as to the next steps that need to be taken.

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Aquarius
Personal theme: I know!!
Air & fixed sign: January 20 — February 18

Your horoscope for this week:

Later this week, and for the last time in approximately eight decades, Jupiter opposes one of your ruling planets, Uranus presently moving through Aries. Though this aspect itself will happen a few times in the coming years, it`s its position in the zodiac that`s important. It may be that you experience a lightbulb moment. One possibility is that a course of action no longer feels appropriate. Of course, it may be that you don`t meet the necessary qualifications to take part in something. Yet it might also be that this wasn`t the best course of action in any case. Whatever, this week could find you reassessing options and, for some, perhaps changing direction entirely. With others urging you to stay the course and give it time, listening to an inner voice of disquiet might not be easy. It may be that this period is one where you need to show your independence of spirit and inherent confidence.

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Pisces
Personal theme: I believe!!
Water sign: February 19 — March 20

Your horoscope for this week:

Continued concentration of activity in your opposite sign suggests that you may not feel to be in charge. Indeed, on Monday you might wonder if obstacles are being deliberately put in your way. Yet fast moving developments are probable before the weekend. For the last time until 2099, Jupiter opposes Uranus in neighbouring Aries – one of the key financial zones of your solar chart. Since this coincides with Pluto`s station, it could be that this marks a `full stop` moment. It may be that you feel you`ve come to the end of one chapter. Opening the next needn`t be done with caution but yes, you`re probably right to take some time to assess your position and determine exactly who you`re happy to be allied with. It would perhaps be all too easy for you to conclude that some people have been taking you for granted. Making it clear that this can`t go on could be important.

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