Greetings, I hope to a find all in good health and humor. I have been looking forward to the second publication of my humble newsletter and without further ado, let me walk you down the hallways of my musings.
Alas! Thanksgiving is around the corner now. Despite efforts to avoid certain members of family, many had to give in to familial obligations and are preparing to visit or receive in your homes the aforementioned persons. Even though am fortunate enough to have the bulk of most of my family far away, I have nevertheless found myself trapped in “virtual” nattering with various weird denizens of the family tree. Misfits and ne’er-do-wells the bunch… Oh! ok, maybe not that, but weird sometimes and many of them strangers now, from so many years of being blessedly on the other side of the map.
This is a time, when we realize we have a lot in common with other families. We are after all, of the same combined human race. Unless you are absolutely certain your ancestors are from the Sun and you are just waiting for the next planetary alignment to open the portal for the rescue spaceship, then of course you are different…But the rest of us dear reader, share similarities. Like the grouchy old aunt or uncle that delights in prophesies of bad weather, asking all the single members of the family when are they going to get married. A time as well for the delight of going food shopping to places where havoc and mayhem is found, (read: supermarkets) with many running around the aisles looking for last minute ingredients and trying to find a VERY small turkey with a VERY small price tag. What to do in the midst of so many electrifying energies flying around? Try breathing exercises (really dear reader! it works wonders for the mind and the soul) and squeeze in a 10 minute daily meditation. I assure you, your peace of mind is worth the time for self-soul-pampering.
4TH and last week of November
Mercury conjunction with Saturn/Scorpio on Tuesday November 25th at 6:37 p.m. PST. Saturn the disciplinarian connects with Mercury the communicator and thinker. You can use the time to clean up the mental litter and be ready for fresh influence on Thanksgiving (Thursday Nov. 27th) with Moon in aspect to Aquarius. With Thanksgiving comes the time when we have to play a part on family traditions. The question asked and amplified by the Aquarian Moon is do we keep at them, just so we don’t disappoint family? or because we like being part of those traditions? Aquarius urges us to question and also try new alternatives. With Mercury going into Sagittarius (6:26 p.m. PST) it makes Thanksgiving a good day for celebrations and get together, making us feel the expansion and joviality of both Jupiter and the sign it rules.
CRYSTAL BALL – A PEEK AT THE WEEK –
ARIES: I see a bit of tension in the air. Try to understand your goals, an important key for balanced mental well being. Remember dear Aries, action have reactions, what you do come back to thee, good or bad. With Saturn in your 8th house, health might be a bit weak. Efforts for a healthy balanced diet and exercise regimen help too keep your health at its maximum peak. Your lucky number for this week! 7
TAURUS: Try to take care of important matters with a light heart dear Taurus, or you will feel chained down by obligations. Don’t try quick schemes for weight loss. Small changes bring better results on the long run. Avoid eating strongly spiced foods, your stomach might be too sensitive for such rich foods at the moment. Lucky number for this week! 1
GEMINI: I see there might be transformation in the love area, these are vital shifts, don’t fight it. Just flow with it, adapt well so that changes are favorable. You might feel the need for a cleanse and detox of your body. Add some gentle stretching and yoga to your exercise routine. Lucky number for the week! 9
CANCER: The wheel of life continues in its endless grind, creating shifts and changes that will be interesting. I see the need for rest now in your life. It will help to get rid of stress brought on by negative people that deplete your energy. Get involved in your favorite activities to restore balance within and without. Lucky number for this week! 3
LEO: Someone at work might create feelings of frustration. If you can, communicate in a positive manner, how you feel to clear up matters. You might also get a surprise from a friend or acquaintance, with knowledge that will help in a matter that had you stumped for an answer. Lucky number for this week! 4
VIRGO: Luck is on your side and you will obtain a reward. This event/happening will lift your spirit and bring optimism. Take advantage of this optimal energy to create a positive environment. In love matters, I see tension and stress. Don’t let other people’s rude behavior affect your peace of mind. Avoid conflict, focus that frustrated energy on your goals and projects to help get rid of stress. Lucky number for this week! 2
LIBRA: Positive attitude about a family matter. Make an effort to maintain this frame of mind. I see that you have to eat healthier, and incorporate nutrients, proteins and vitamins in your diet that were perchance lost while in a quick weight loss diet. Lucky number for this week! 7
SCORPIO: I see that you have to find a point of balance and try not to easily get upset. In love matters, give yourself the worth you do have and deserve! A good time to open yourself to trust. Try to be more understanding. Believe in yourself. You have all you need to recharge in your own home. Make an effort to loose the extra weight. Your lucky number for this week! 5
CAPRICORN: You might have to give in about a certain matter, to avoid conflict (specially at work). If a goal, project does not go your way, do not give up. Persevere! Take care of health with a healthy balanced eating lifestyle. Lucky number for this week! 3
AQUARIUS: Keep loyal to your beliefs! Harmony and balance are within reach. Take time before you act to achieve success. Your emotional maturity goes through a quick growing phase. You might feel lonely dear Aquarius, but don’t be, happy days arrive. Be yourself, and don’t let anyone push you into the shadows. You might need to change your eating habits. Lucky number for this week! 1
PISCES: Dear Pisces, maintain calm, don’t go into any dispute at work and ignore co-workers that might want to bring despair. Keep your cool! Your sincerity pays off. Positive energies surround you, take advantage to re-charge your inner and outer self. Luck number for this week! 4
Autumn cooking brings out the need for comfort, home-made foods. I love to bake potatoes and top with chopped steamed broccoli, and cheese sauce. I also love cooking time saver recipes and even more so, if I don’t have to spend much in creating filling and delicious dishes. Here is my time/money saver…
Melt 2 TBS unsalted butter in a saucepan/
Blend in 2 TBS of flour.
Combine with 1 cup of milk (low fat, regular or lactose-free)
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook until sauce thickens. Add a half cup of grated cheddar cheese and cook until smooth. You can freeze any surplus. Add on your steaming hot veggies.
With the New Moon of November 22nd, the energies are just ripe to create spells that draw things to us. After last week’s spiritual cleansing your home is ready for some good old fashioned spell-castings, but are you as well ready for it? Before you attempt to write that petition, light that candle and call in energies of manifestation, you need to take a physical cleansing. Even if you do believe yourself ready, think again!
We come in daily contact with many people. All of whom have their own energies to share with us. The advice I give is, take a spiritual bath or shower, before you do your magickal work. It will revitalize your aura and make your personal vibes and frequency be on par with your soul’s intention. It can be as easy as taking a baking soda bath or as elaborate as preparing yourself a bath tea with herbs that match that of the spell you want to work on. Neither one is better than the other. It is the intent behind the act, that matters. Do not despair dear reader if you do not have a bath tub, and only a shower stall. You can use a plastic pail/bucket that will be used only for your magickal baths. It is also a matter of personal preference. Here is the quick and convenient baking soda bath. It works wonders, cleanses your aura of any spiritual debris, softens your skin and makes you feel good all over.
Give a good cleaning to your bathtub. Fill with warm water, light a candle if you like and place in a fire safe container in your bathroom. Add about 1/2 cup to the water. Get in and relax. Let go of the stress, focus on letting go of negative thought forms and feel the water purifying body and soul. Stay in the tub for 9 minutes minimum. 18 mnts. maximum.
If you are using the bucket bath, then shower first and at the end of your shower, bring in the pail into the shower stall, and rinse yourself with this prepared baking soda water from your head down. The ratio of baking soda for a bucket of water is 1/4 cup.
You are now ready to do your spell casting. If doing a candle spell, add a white candle to your candle set up to bring a protection to your spell and to your self. Happy Spell-casting!
As I am winding down preparing to close this week’s newsletter, I wonder dear reader, where might you find yourself while you read my musings? Are you perchance a traveler of the wide roads, taking a deserved break in a far from home Diner, sitting at a booth, with smart phone or lap computer at hand, while you sip a cup of coffee? Are you a housewife, taking a few minutes respite perhaps in your room, with your feet up, resting on near-by chair? Are you a single parent, struggling to make ends meet, grateful of a few minutes break? A student or a teacher? Nurse, or nurturer? Whomever you are, and wherever you might find yourself at this moment, I want to say thank you for reading this humble offering, for taking the time to read through it. Perhaps I might leave you with a smile on your face, a thought in your mind. If I have, then my job is done for the moment. I give thanks for that and for you. I wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving, may it be filled with laughter, good food, good companionship. Whether a dinner of one or many.
I hope to see you next week! same place, same time!
Until I write again!
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