The Turning of the Season

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear reader: Welcome back. Finally! September is here. A couple more weeks and we are rid of the summer season. Earth prepares in its own way for the next season to come.

We prepare for Autumn as well. We start to make small changes.  Perhaps putting away summer clothing or even decorations that reflected the summer days. Now we can look forward to cooler weather, shorter days and cozy nights. Although the warm days are still felt the days are shorter now, the heat starts to subside by evening hours which  is a nice break we welcome.

This month started out with a bang! We had a new Moon in Virgo last Thursday. A Solar eclipse to make it more interesting and of course we are now in the midst of a Mercury retrograde.

sunAlthough we have days ahead filled with squares and oppositions we also have Trines, Conjunctions, and Sextiles. So not all is lost or doomed to failure. It is always good to look for and find the bright side of things.

You can plan accordingly if you wish to create, change, start etc., any project or goal. Depending on the planetary hour and which planets are in accord for your spiritual work.

Magickal work is ideally conducted at the optimum hours, and correct astrological influence/days. Of course when one needs to work magick, one does not wait until the right ‘alignment’ comes along. We must do with what we have at hand; at any given notice.

There is no magickal formula or words that can be said in the face of a square or opposition that will make the planets move aside so that you can go your merry magickal way and do your ‘thing.’ That is  a waste of time. Why? The planets are going through what the natural flow of the Universe dictates. They do not have special ‘feelers’ that know when people are doing magick and need a bit of clearance for the work to be done. They are not entities, but planets. Doing what they were meant to do, for thousands of eons.

B-witch 2So lets say you need to perform magickal work. How will this be achieved in the midst of a Square for example? Squares are difficult and challenging since it creates resistance between two planets. The positive side of a Square (yes it does have one) is that it points out where a person can see the block or problem (whatever goes wrong during a square personally) and realize where positive changes can be made. For example if someone needs to protect in the midst of Squares and Opposition, the personal petition paper must contain a soothing astrological element, which could be the Moon for example, Also the person’s astrological sign, and a sigil of protection (the pentagram for example). Adding as well the symbol for a planet which has a compatible element to at least one of the planets that are in Opposition or Square. So if you have a challenge with a Water element planet you will use an Earth element planet symbol to balance the work and ground it.

Prepare by creating sacred space. A meditation before starting the work its ideal. It grounds your mind and your resolve. You create a shield around you. Be firm in your magickal intent…meaning, you believe that what you are about to work on spiritually, will become in the physical.

magicianEmpower your work even more by making or putting together, something which to you represents your magickal intent. Place your petition in a charm, or bless something that means protection to you personally. Add more power to the work with candle magick. The list goes on. Your own creativity in the matter and that which comes from the heart is what will make it yours.

What I want to convey, is that there is always a way in which one can utilize energies to one’s benefit. Sometimes too if we can, just by waiting out until the astrological elements fit our work, another way of working on our goal might be found. The point is to utilize what knowledge we have, tools at our disposal and a little ingenuity to find different “roads” shall we say to manifest the magick into something tangible.

Don’t let the Oppositions, Squares and retrogrades scare you into a corner of immobility. If really nothing can be done, then time is well spent by just meditating, or organizing your magickal area, cleaning your magickal tools. Perhaps make something new for your altar, or buy something that will enhance the beauty of your personal sacred space. Write on your personal/magickal journal. Or just relax. Do nothing, take walks. See what interesting things you might find while walking out in nature. Time is never wasted if we open our minds to the endless flow and possibilities of the Universe.

josephine wall crownWell dear reader, I have reached the end of this week’s Witch’s gazette.  I always wonder if I have left something worthwhile for you to ponder. At the least I hope, it will open a door in your mind to embark upon your own journey of discovery. May your wanderings always bring you back here weekly, to peruse the aisles of my humble newsletter.

I hope to see you next week! same place, same time!

 

Until I write again,

*M*

Copyright© 2016-Witch’s Gazette-Magickal Newsletter

First Publication: 2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.

 

Celestial Merry-go-Round

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear reader: Welcome to another installment of my weekly newsletter. Next week it’s charged with astrological peril! From a retrograde (Yes, you guessed it..Mercury) to planetary configurations, and solar eclipses. We must harden the intent of keeping as cool as we can, and of course prepare accordingly.

Planets are a funny thing. They do what they want as they see fit. Meanwhile down here on Earth we humans are affected by their energy. Whether on a global scale or a personal one, it does play a bit of havoc on the psyche and life in general.

moderen-metaphysicsTake Mercury for example. How many times have I seen people get stressed out when they realize a retrograde is imminent. Many. Even those who say they do not believe in astrology and/or in anything metaphysical or spiritual etc, are very aware that communications do go awry. Whatever plans are to be put into action, become undone or go really bad indeed. Better put on hold and sit the retrograde through.. in peace. Unfortunately there is no escaping a retrograde. It happens. Its unavoidable. We deal with it. In the best way we can. So we use our smarts and do not begin anything new. Do not (if able) make that trip, do not buy any electronics during this period or get a new car (movement, Mercury). Etc..etc.

knightsfightingAdd to the retro the challenge  which happens between the Sun and two planets, Neptune and Saturn. Not the best of astrological energies when challenging each other. Sun makes things worst, by being its forceful self, and shining all that bright energy onto the taciturn Saturn and the Neptune dreamy energy. Saturn imposes slowness, it does not like to rush. All well and dandy when you want to utilize its energies to make things happen properly so it makes it grow slowly but surely (like investments) but bad really, when square to the Sun. Imagine if you will, two knights of old. Armed to the teeth with all that heavy armor and huge swords, each with its need to be honorable and do the right thing, but stubborn as hell.  Each of them tall and powerful, each maintaining their ground.  The Sun pushes for resolution and Saturn pushes back with its need to wait it out and do things well.  So we get obstacles and things go even slower than usual.

Then Neptune will be in opposition to the Sun..oh dear! Hmm, I see Neptune as another knight, but a female knight.. Yes, she fights if needed, but she would rather find a nice scarf to go with her shining armor suit. She after all is very creative, so every where she goes, she sees possibilities to make it pretty or better if possible, even when is not. So when she is in opposition to the Sun, she sort of dazzles the Sun with her otherworldly beauty while trying to avoid the reality of such power of the Sun. Remember that Neptune  does like to avoid reality and fantasize. She also likes everything of mystery and psychic nature. So while she is trying to convince the Sun to step aside so she can go on her path to… wherever whim might take her, and the Sun trying mightily not to fall to her charm…well we humans get a bit of murky thoughts, forget things, sort of walk in a fog, due to the Sun being engaged otherwise and not helping matters.

argument-cartoonThen when Neptune finally moves away from the Sun, she goes on her merry way to have a square with Saturn..*sigh* This mighty knight is not as easily swayed as the Sun has been. He is a stubborn planet. So they get into an argument. Neptune trying to convince him so and so its true. He almost shouting that she lives in the clouds and needs a dose of reality.  She saying Ay! and he saying Nay! So we humans have conflict. We vacillate in our decisions, we might want to take the easy road, but our minds are telling us that is not the way.

What is a person to do, in the midst of such danger?! OK, I am being melodramatic, and to be honest I poke fun at some things I read about this time being one to lay low…under the radar…What is that? We cannot live our lives hiding from every celestial alignment  and go about our days sayings such things as “We are doomed, doomed! The retrograde nears, hide! avoid…hmm..living your life as normal!”

Yes, dear reader, I know some people are more affected than others by some planet being retrograde and some others are affected by squares and oppositions. But my intent is to bring calm, to an otherwise unstable week ahead. So what must we do? Hmm..

As I mentioned before, prepare accordingly. Do not do things when Mercury is retrograde that go against the energy of the moment. Just take the time, to prepare for when its gone. Reflect on your goals, re-organize. Do not make major decisions that will go awry anyway. By now most are masters at avoiding the “dreaded retro.” Otherwise live life as usual.

As to the opposition and square between Sun, Saturn and Neptune. Do not stress out about something that cannot (I repeat) be avoided. If you find obstacles to your plans in the week ahead (Sun/Saturn) then re-think your strategy, perhaps once you do it, you will realize you can either wait it out or realize maybe is not the best of plans.

If you find yourself being a bit or more forgetful than usual, daydreaming, or distracted in the week ahead (Sun/Neptune), do a mental exercise to bring focus or meditate. Carry grounding stones. Like Hematite or Onyx for example.

Then we still have the conflict between Neptune/Saturn. If you vacillate making a decision, again re-think, change strategy and again…ground and focus.

planetsIn an otherwise everyday routine, one without being aware of the celestial happenings, we do use our logic in times of stress (Hopefully) and re-think our actions and decisions (Ideally). For those of us that perform magickal work, like knights of old, we put on our “spiritual armor” and make sure to protect ourselves in the spiritual. Just in case. Makes sense.

It is true that their influence is felt sometimes more than others. It is also true that it has been happening for many a millennia and it will continue to do so, until we cease to be, and others will inhabit this planet. So perchance dear reader, the best we can do, is to be a bit pragmatic about the whole thing. That may yet be, the best strategy to be able to deal with the natural flow of the Universe.

Until I write again,

*M*

Copyright© 2016-Witch’s Gazette-Magickal Newsletter

First Publication: 2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Solstice- Full Moon -A Window for Magick

Full Moon in Sag Summer Solstice-  Sun enters Cancer

Monday 20th – First day of Summer
Full Moon occurred at 4:02 a.m. PST
Moon in Scorpio at 4:55 a.m.

Sun enters Cancer at 3:34 p.m. PST

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear Reader: Hello and welcome to this magickal newsletter. The season has turned, the weather is hotter and accordingly we change our gears to go with nature’s flow.

As the Full Moon occurred early for us here in the Western part of the country,  the day found me getting up early and prepping up the Magickal work of the day. If you have been following my blog, you know it is not often I post pictures of my spiritual work. But to adapt to the changes of the season, I thought it befitting to start with some of the things prepared for the day.

Early morning…

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I have been patiently preparing for this day. Above you see pictured an old metal garden globe I had since many years now. With the creative streak I found myself with in the past weeks, I was inspired to convert my garden globe into a magickal vehicle for prayer, requests and to get in touch with the awesome Goddess energies.

You see it in the “after” phase. Drawing from Goddess symbolism, I used paints in the color that to me represents Goddess.  I added a butterfly on top part of the globe, a bee, a lady bug colored the edge of each star. To empower the work, my Magick Potion oil was blended into the paints, then when all was to my satisfaction, I glazed with a gardening project glaze. I asked family, friends and some of my customers, to add a personal request if they wanted to. Those are the papers you see sticking out.

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This is a small corner of my terraced garden. I started out by blessing the petitions, and saying a prayer of intention, for the Goddess to bless and empower each of the personal requests. Because it was early in the day, I was able to calmly conduct the first part of my Solstice Magick. I sat down in front of the Goddess Request globe and for a few minutes connected to the energies of Earth.  Once that was done, I took my globe inside of the home and continued with the second part of the Solstice ritual.

Entrance Altar:

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From the Summer Solstice candles I had prepared for my store, I kept a few for this day. I added items in which I am working, my money mojo bags, more petitions that did not fit onto the globe, was placed on the Terracotta dish on which the globe is resting on. Here is where the work got more intense. Due to the heat of the day already in the high digits early morning, all of my windows and doors where open. It felt right, receiving the rays from the Sun surrounded with blessing energies, I enjoyed this part very much. The candles were dancing in their containers, the moment silent, but for the words I was speaking out, in a low voice. It was as if Goddess herself was present, making sure nothing intruded and all went well.

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Now the Goddess Petition globe is sitting on my Altar, a silent witness of the Magickal work and of the trust and faith of each of the personal petitions. Within 3 days time, those papers, without being opened will be burnt in ritual fire. For the energies to go up into that special place where Goddess and Spirit reside and where Magick begins!

In Magickal work, this Full Moon represents motivation, divine inspiration, our human journey in serving our spiritual evolution. Make use of these powerful energies! They are there for us to access them in the most positive of ways.
Change is all around us, like the seasons change, so must we change and adapt to the flow of Earth.
May your Solstice and the Summer season be one that brings personal growth.

Until I write again,A ladybug
*M*

Copyright© 2016-Witch’s Gazette-Magickal Newsletter

First Publication: 2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.

 

Gemini New Moon~Curious Mutability

victorian-woman-writing-letterDear reader: Welcome to this magickal newsletter. Some of you might have noticed the title of the newsletter is different. The Witch’s Gazette has now become the name of my blog. Post’s titles will be shorter to reflect the theme and what better time to start off my blog changes than the new Moon!

Today’s new Moon, is in aspect to the sign of Gemini. For us in the Pacific coast it happens at 8 p.m. PST.  New Moon has as much power on its own way as that of a full Moon. Since it is dark when the new Moon happens, not showing yet that first crescent, it is the perfect time to take stock of has transpired the past lunar cycle. Think of the things you would like to achieve in the time it takes for the Moon to grow, wax and culminate into a full Moon.

New Moon is also a good time to take a cleansing and purification bath, cleanse your home and rid yourself of any old wax from past candle spells, for example. Clean your altar as well as your magickal tools. Items you would like to get rid of or donate and in short getting your spiritual and physical self ready for when the Moon starts to grow. This is very helpful as it clears mental cobwebs, prepares space for new things to come and clears the air for new blessings and experiences.

Gemini-Zodiac-Sign-Properties-03Gemini is ruled by the element of Air, and as such is mutable, curious, eloquent, intellectual. Gemini is masculine, reigned by the planet Mercury.

Although Mercury exudes intellectual power, Geminis are not always brainy, but! they do like to learn a bit about everything. Which makes them a sort of “jack of all trades” in the sense that they know just enough information about something, but not the whole subject. So if you want to impress someone with your “know-how” this is the Moon to help you, sort of “beef up” on a given subject.

Use the natural love of communication of a Gemini Moon to assist you to relay your ideas and thoughts better. If you want to be able to adapt to change smoothly, then this is the Moon sign to help along. If there is need for new ideas, being creative, or getting the mental juices for writing going, this is also the time to take advantage of the creative flow of Gemini.

Gemini Moon is also the perfect time to run errands, write letters and prepare for any upcoming activity. Also great time to meet new people and go on short trips.

Gemini Moon is a time to satisfy your curiosity, share your natural sense of humor. In the relationship area, this is a good time for a getaway together with your partner. A time to talk about any thing you both need to catch up on and make plans for the future.

Going along with the natural flow of the Moon makes sense. We live the natural energy of the Moon instead of going against the “tide.” Very helpful in so many areas as it will bring about a more natural outcome to mundane matters as well of course in your spiritual and magickal life.

Familiarize yourself with each Moon phase, follow her path as she alights on each astrological sign and spend time knowing how each aspect reflects on your own life, and how best to use the energies that are at our disposition.

Quick Cleansing bath:

A piece of quartz crystal

3 TBS sea salt or table salt

2 white candles. Tea lights are good, votive candles or the white emergency candles work well.

Rosemary oil or you can also use dried or fresh rosemary. About 1 TBS of dried or fresh. If you are using oil, add that directly to the bath water. About 3 drops is fine.

The above is a quick yet powerful way to connect with the brand new energies of the Moon. The purpose is to let go, and dispel the old from the past lunar cycle and prepare for the new energies.

Place your items on your customary table/altar where you perform you spiritual work. Place the crystal at topmost part, the two candles side by side below it and the rosemary on a small plate in between the candles. The salt as well in a small plate beneath the rosemary. Bless all for your work ahead. The candle on the right is the one that will bring in new energies and blessings. The candle on the left the one absorbing the old.

Create a bubble of light around you and your space. This is your sacred space. Bless your items, state your intent, e.g. ” I let go of hindrances, blocks, mistakes I made in the past Moon. I ask Goddess (or your deity of choice or belief) To cleanse me. Mind, body and soul, from that which stops me to attain the best for myself.” Of course you will fit the wording to your goal. If it is healing you want then create a petition for healing, if it is money the same, etc.  But make sure to add the words : “Cleanse mind, body and soul” Take the crystal in your hands and breath in the cleansing energies that are within this power stone. Put it back and lit the candles.  Let them burn while you take your bath and  to completion once you are done. Just remember to burn away from flammable items and monitor lit candles.

Once you are done, take the rosemary and boil it in 2 cups of water. Let it cool. Strain into your bath water.  Add the salt to the bath water. Salt purifies and cleanses the aura, absorbs negativity. Rosemary helps with deep cleansing the soul, purifying the aura, and attracting positive flow. Take your bath for 5, 7, 9 or 13 mints. Think of how you are letting the negative out of your body, out of your soul and heart and how you are welcoming the new energies.

Once you are done, leave your crystal on your altar, or carry with you, to keep the positive energies going.

As I close today’s blog, I reflect upon the growth of my own magickal newsletter, and where I would like to steer it for future posts.  With the new Moon in Gemini, I see an empty canvas, waiting to be painted and days ahead full of possibilities! May the new Moon, be filled with awesome things, beautiful things, for you dear reader.

And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
– Meister Eckhart

Until I write again, IMG_20160503_140500

*M*

Copyright© 2016-Witch’s Gazette-Magickal Newsletter

First Publication: 2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

Witch’s Gazette – Magickal Newsletter Pub XX

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear Reader: Welcome once more to the Witch’s Gazette. A place where you can just sit and relax for enjoyable read.

CURRENT HAPPENINGS:

As consumers in the Millennium, we see new techie gadgets that are supposed to help us with various tasks. Add to that the new advancement in robotic technology (like the drones that Amazon and Google are testing for super fast delivery of goods) The Millennium is populated with cool apps from your phone, which helps to manage your daily routine, to more advanced programed PC’s as well, with voice recognition software  and even your home, with those nifty robotic vacuum cleaners.

While is awesome to be standing at the age of many robotponderstechnological advancements, I wonder how this fits into the present “mind” collective of our planet Earth. Technology advances do not balance well with how we as humans are “growing.” I read somewhere, some time ago, that both of the above are out of whack (to be concise). Which is true. While we strive to understand all the new apps and devices that make our life “better” or “easier.” It is my humble belief, that we are failing to understand a very important component of what being a human being is all about, which is to understand (first and foremost) our fellow beings.

While we are “ooh-ing” and “wow-ing” all the cool things out in the market, we are consistently being at odds with each other. Wars still go on, famine is still a sad reality in some countries. Many are still clinging to outdated ideas, concepts of how other countries are all about, and still maintaining that demeaning “third world” country label and worldview. So, instead of opening up our minds, and learning more about our global neighbors, it seems as if the “mind” collective is becoming more immersed with the “now”, the “right here” which makes us more insular instead of being more broad-minded.

I do love technology advancement and all that it brings in its wake.   I am a steampunk enthusiast. I love the concept of a world into which technology and old style living blend and thrive harmoniously. This is how I see society (in a sense) now. We are very much still old-fashioned in our outlook  but we are surrounding ourselves with things that many don’t understand. We have to constantly be rushing, to be caught up with the newest gadget and the lingo that accompanies such new things. While all this is happening, Earth spiritually and physically is very much at odds with us its inhabitants. It is a maelstrom of actions and emotions aggravated with the need of humans for progress no matter what we squash and destroy in the march to the “future”.

How do we change and when? This is precisely the moment for change. I am not proposing, that you rush to another country to try to understand that culture. I am proposing to start right where you are. The change to happen, has to come from within. That mysterious inner cosmos that is part of the Earth cosmos. How can we understand others when we even don’t know our very own selves? A long time ago, someone I loved dearly (and still do) taught me, that if I wanted to be respected, then I had to give respect. Through her love of gardening I learned to honor other things outside of myself, simple lessons given through her love of all that was nature. Those lessons come to me now, in this time of needed change. We have lost respect not only for each other, but for this planet. It is good to have technology. It helps not only us, but Earth. What we have to find, is a way in which both can live on a balanced frequency. How we will accomplish this, is a journey that is needed for humanity to move forward into true advancement of the soul.

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PLANETS AND STARS – A CELESTIAL PEEK AT THE WEEK:

This week we have an unusual combo of celestial happenings, lovely!

We start off the week with Mercury entering Aries at 6:44 p.m. (PST). Mercury as you all know, is the planet of communication. Aries is famous for being impulsive, so be careful of what you say. This combo affects us, in a way  that we may talk before we think. If you have something important to say to someone important in your life, I suggest dear reader, to just chill, and wait it out.

On Tuesday March 31st Mars exchanges the Aries impulsive energies with the more mellow energies of Taurus. But! remember that Taurus is known for its stubborn streak, and Mars is and always will be the warrior planet. It will fight your cause. It will not let you give up! Pick a goal so that their energy can be put to excellent use to add perseverance to achieve success. Mars/Taurus will be with us for 6 weeks! make good use of it while it lasts.

Then we end the week with awesome celestial energies. On Saturday April 4th. we will have a total Lunar eclipse at 5 a.m. (PST). Then the  Libra Full Moon at 5:06 a.m. The Lunar eclipse will be seen globally so for those that like me, are in the West coast, you have to rise pretty early to get a glimpse. There is just a hiccup in this awesome mix. First with a Moon in Libra square with Pluto in Capricorn. It will last about 4 hours. No biggie. Most of us are asleep. Then we have an opposition of Libra Moon and Uranus/Aries. But this one happens exactly when the Moon goes void of course at 8:59 a.m. (PST). My advice is postpone any major plans. Uranus is too wild for my taste (and remember that it co-rules the central nervous system with Mercury..avoid stress!) and Aries doesn’t help matters with its impulsive nature. Just sit tight. It will last four hours. Plan accordingly.

Easter falls on Sunday April 5th as well as Passover…interesting day as both these calendar events concur with Sun square Pluto.  Sun is seen as bringer of life. It needs to shine and helps in matters in which we want to do just that. Pluto on the other hand is the planet of transformation. If there is anything where you are at turmoil, then this planet will bring change. A square is when friction exists between two planets. Once challenges the other. Lets see what this square leaves in its wake.

MAGICKAL TIP OF THE WEEK:

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With the spotlight on Aries, the planet of choice for this week is Mars. This planet given its attributes, is perfect when there are obstacles to overcome.

You will need:

A red candle ( it can be a votive candle or a small pillar candle)

Iron nail

Incense: Dragon’s Blood or Cinnamon.

A glass of red berry juice.

Tuesday is the day for Mars. On this day, inscribe your candle with the symbol of Mars, your name and a few words like “Overcome x or y habit” “Overcome all obstacles to success” etc, etc. Whatever it is you need to work on. Hold you candle and think of what you want to achieve. Imagine those obstacles as big rocks or as walls and how they will be brought down. Place on a fire safe container and lit your candle.

Light your incense and pass around the candle and around your glass of juice. Place incense next to the candle.

Place the glass of juice between your hands and visualize energies going into the juice. This drink represents the endurance you need to see your goal through. Drink juice while sitting next to your candle. Gaze at the flame and infuse it with your positive thoughts. Repeat as needed.

Well dear reader, another week has arrived and the third month of the Gregorian calendar is over. With Spring here, many of us, tend to daydream a little and admire the work of Nature. This is the perfect time to sow the seeds of what we want to see accomplished. New goals, old dreams.. with the energy of Mars in Taurus, why not make them come true? Thank you for stopping by for a little read.

I hope to see you next week! same place, same time!

Until I write again!

*M*

Copyright © 2015 by M

First Publication:

2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.

Witch’s Gazette – Magickal Newsletter Pub XVI

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear Reader: Greeting and welcome to another installment of your Witch’s Gazette. Another week and brand new month as well! March, beautiful, with its promise of Spring has finally arrived.

CURRENT HAPPENINGS

If you have been following my blog dear reader, you know by now I post on a weekly basis. There is nothing I like better than sitting down, writing down ideas for next week’s blog. The challenge of writing topics of value for the magickal community, is something I look forward to. Alas, but that I will have to put my pen aside for a few weeks, as I have to take care of health. In the meantime I have left enough content, that will be published by my family while I am gone. It will cover only the bare basics, enough so, that you can enjoy a quick short read.

CRYSTAL BALL – A PEEK AT THE WEEK

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Mars is here, lovely! What do the stars have for us for this brand new week? (please note time zone for the hours I give are Pacific Standard Time PST)

Monday – March 2nd. 2nd. q. – Moon in Leo  There are 4 trines on this day.  Moon in Leo will trine respectively: Trine Saturn in Sag at 1:10 a.m.  Then another trine of the Leo Moon to  Mars in Aries at 7:53 a.m and then another Leo moon trine with Venus in Aries at 4:36 p.m. The last one happening between Leo Moon trine to Uranus in Aries at 8:46 p.m. Trine is formed between planets of the same elements. Communication flows easily between these planets and they influence is favorable. Use those energies to work for you. Don’t wait for thing to happen, make it happen!

Tuesday – March 3rd. 2nd. qt Moon goes void of course at 12:48 a.m.  A day with an excellent trine later on. Jupiter (planet that reigns Leo/Fire)  goes into a Fire Trine with Uranus in Aries (Fire element) This is considered a lucky trine. Even though Jupiter is in retrograde mode, the trine between this expansive planet and that of Uranus is considered harmonious. Together they bring quick changes. Make use of it for mundane matters.

Wednesday – March 4th. 2nd q. –  Moon aspects Virgo at 3:58 a.m. Not much going on. A day to prepare for the Full Moon that will happen on Thursday.

Thursday – March 5th 2nd q. – Full Moon at 10:05 a.m. Moon in Virgo. Moon goes Void of Course at 10:36 a.m.  Full Moon in Virgo. Virgo is feminine, earthy energy. This sign is beneficial when a decision has been reached and it is time to carry it out. Virgo loves to see the details, rather than the bigger picture. A Full Moon is a time to bring completion to projects, fulfillment, and any type of magickal work. A time to seek balance. Use the energies of Virgo to bring balance to your particular situation and follow-up your dreams with deeds rather than thought.

Friday – March 6th – 3rd q. – Moon enters Libra at 4:52 p.m. Excellent energies to help you in matters of cooperation, seeking balance, reaching a decision. To bring peace, harmony, fairness and justice.

Saturday March 7th 3rd q. – Moon in Libra. Good day to bring discipline to your work habits, your diet, as well as your magickal efforts. Saturn ruler of Saturday, is beneficial to help with manifesting something wished into something solid. Saturn helps to build structure around your mundane or magickal goals. Just remember that if you do use the energies of this serious planet; you need to persevere, to be patient, be disciplined and organized.

Sunday – March 8th 3rd q.- Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Moon is in Libra. Moon goes void of course at 6:24 p.m. Good day to take off block successfully (Sun 3rd q) from any matter.

lovers2CARD OF THE WEEK:

This is from my old tarot deck. The artist Palladini. The card for this week is The Lovers from the major arcana.

The meaning of this card represents beauty and inner harmony. It also represents the needed choices in life, with facing responsibility for such choices. It is conflict between different attractions. Which could be represented by lets say, a couple whom each want different things, not quiet agreeing on a given subject. Perhaps due to past lies and the inability to see one’s partner change, due to old hurts.

MAGICKAL TIP FOR THE WEEK:

For this week’s tip, I would like to leave more of a mental exercise to use the knowledge collected through out your spiritual journey, test your magickal know-how and put to use tools available to you.

As you know Full Moon is on Thursday March 5th. We have the Moon in Virgo which goes Full at 10:05 a.m. and half hour later goes void of course, until Friday (at 4:52 p.m.) Taking into consideration the day:

Thursday….The reigning planet of the day being:

Jupiter…(which is retrograde at the moment). The limited time to be had before the void of course (10:05 a.m-10:36 a.m.)

Astrological Sign: Virgo

Plus the fact that many of us are at work at this time of day. If you decide that you must do spell work using Full Moon energies, but feel constricted by time of day and the void of course, what would you do, to still utilize the expanding energies of the Moon, without lets say being present when the Full Moon happens?

Would you use the free time before the Full Moon say, one day before? How would you re-enforce your spiritual effort? Will it be the same not conducting the work on the day of the Full Moon? yes or no? and why?

Take tips from your own past magickal work. The trick is not to Google any sort of information but to rely in your own experience to come up with something that suits your need. Don’t forget to take notes, even of how the weather is when you do your spell work, how you felt, etc. All those details count. Most of all, don’t forget to enjoy this little exercise. Challenge yourself! Refuse monotony!

Well dear reader, that time that I dread the most has come. The end of this week’s newsletter. I wish all a good week, keep dreaming and never stop achieving! Until I see you again dear readers. In the meantime I leave you with a quote of one of my favorite characters, that I think fits perfect my little magickal exercise..

“It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within–not without.” ~ Poirot”
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I hope to see you next week! same place, same time!

Until I write again!

*M*

Copyright © 2015 by M

First Publication:

2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.

Witch’s Gazette Magickal Newsletter – Pub XIV

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear Reader:

Greetings on the brand new week. I hope all are doing well and ready to embrace a new chance to draw good things to your life.

CURRENT HAPPENINGS:

We saw last week pass with Mercury going into direct mode again. Things are starting to move. Now we can leave all that “re”- behind. Re-plan, re-organize, re-think things, etc. Goodbye to that and good riddance! It bores my mind to have to hold on to perfectly good plans which I feel it’s such a waste. To wait a certain period of time when a planet is in retrograde, but no matter. A brand new week. A brand new canvas. Blank, waiting for us to fill it with colors, give shape through our inner drawings of things we want to see become solid.

This is actually a very interesting week, in celestial matters. Which as always affect our human life. After the humdrum inactivity of the past week, a change of pace is just what we need to fire up our dreams and lift us out of the blues.

Starting with the New Moon on Wednesday 18th ( 3:47 p.m. PST) is not just any new Moon but it is also a supermoon, or as it called in astronomy a perigean new Moon. This type of Moon (new or full)  coincides with perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit.  We have a total of 6 supemoons  for this year alone.  3 new moons – January, February and March and 3 Full Moons – August, September and October.- The closest of which, will be the September 28th which will also be a total lunar eclipse. Physically on Earth this creates higher than usual tides and this in turn increases the risk of flooding.

Soon after the new moon happens, the Sun leaves Aquarius and will move into Pisces for the next four weeks. Then next day on Thursday February 19th we have the Chinese new year. That same day (2/19) Mars moves into its own turf by moving into Aries where it will stay for the next 6 weeks. Venus will also move into Aries on Friday, Feb. 20th. Which makes for an interesting match. Mars the fire warrior and Venus the planet of love. Both combined for a passionate meet-up.

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Crystal Ball-Peek@theWeek

CRYSTAL BALL – A PEEK AT THE WEEK

Monday 2/16 – 4th quarter. Moon void of course at 12:17 pm. Moon enters Aquarius at 4:13 pm.

Tuesday 2/17th – 4th quarter. Aquarius Moon. Mardi Gras

Wednesday 2/18th – New Moon at 3:47 pm. Moon void of course at 3:47 pm. Then immediately the Moon aspects Pisces. Sun moves into Pisces at 3:50 pm.

Thursday 2/19th – 1st quarter – Moon in Pisces. Chinese new Year. Moon goes void of course at 3:02 pm. Mars enters Aries at 4:11 pm.

Friday 2/20th – 1st quarter – Venus enters Aries at 12:05 pm. Moon enters Aries at 3:13 p.m.

Saturday 2/21st. – 1st quarter – Moon in Aries. Then it goes void of course at 4:36 pm.

Sunday 2/22nd – 1st quarter –  Moon enters Taurus at 4:28 pm. The week ends with a sextile between a Moon in Taurus and Sun in Pisces. Excellent energies to wrap up the week!

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CARD OF THE WEEK:

For this week’s card I used a deck by Ravynne Phelan.

Honor Gaia:

This card’s message is for us to look outside ourselves and look around us. This planet that nourishes our everyday life. We walk upon this Earth. Live off from its fruit. We inhabit every inch of it. We live, love and die on this plane. The never-ending energies and magic of the planet is there for us. It is our duty to guard that which protect us.  To nourish it in return. To make sure that it is not destroyed.

So what dear reader, can we do to ensure that our beautiful planet keeps alive? thinking about it is not enough, deeds are important. It is not only the caring of the physical planet, but the caring for others. We are all connected to this planet. We are connected spiritually to each other as humans. What flows out of Earth, flows into us and out into the Universe. Creating a constant flow of whatever we make of its powerful energy. If we love, then we expel love, if on the contrary we hate and create chaos, then that is the message we are sending to the Universe. All its connected.  It is a cosmos (humans) within a cosmos (Earth) within a larger cosmos (Universe) . To live mind fully in every aspect of our lives, creates harmony. When we care for Earth, and to  mindfully do things for Earth is the same as to do for us and others.

MAGICKAL TIP FOR THE WEEK:ink and butterfly

This week I want to reflect of what the week is bringing to our lives. Since the Card of the Week, is a card about our planet, it makes for the perfect opportunity to think about mindful living. What is that? some might ask, and how do we achieve it?  others might say.

In one of my previous newsletters, I suggested obtaining a personal magickal journal.  Whether is an electronic journal or a paper journal, it can be used to take notes of your week. Just that. Write down your routine during the week. You do not have to write down every little instance (unless you want to).  From writing your morning routine to the last thing you do before you go to sleep.  Don’t change a thing.

By Sunday night, you will read back to yourself how your week went. Reflected through your own accounting.  No matter how tedious this might seem to you. It brings a different perspective when you read what you have done. What in the week, did you do that was mindful? For example, did you visit an elderly relative that lives alone to give company? Did you help someone in any way? Or did you just live a life void of any of that? Do not feel bad. This is only for you. Think of ways in which you can incorporate a mindful way of living. Do not over reach yourself. Do not try be competitive with any one you know who you feel is doing “better” than you. This is only for you.

Mindfulness is moments. Small. Moments that bring a sense of something accomplished. Something that will make you feel good about yourself. Something positive. The challenge lies not on the bigness of the act, but in the purity of intention. Think about it dear reader. At the least, it will bring an added dimension to your life. At the best, it will enrich it. Allowing your frequencies to expand, to vibrate with positive flow and love.

Well dear reader, it is time to put down my virtual pen and sit back and hope that the words written in this magickal blog, will leave something good in your mind. Something to reflect upon. Live your life with love and in the process love your life as if it were the last one on Earth. Make it lovely!

I hope to see you next week! same place, same time!

Until I write again!

*M*

Copyright © 2015 by M

First Publication:

2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.

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