Love Thyself

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear reader: Hello! and welcome back to another installment of this humble newsletter. I hope to find you well of spirit, mind and body.

The wheel of life has turned again and once more it falls on this, a day to celebrate Love in all of its glory. But Love does not really have a day does it? It is all around us. Every day and every second. Within ourselves. With the people we love and loves us back.

I think that if Love had a requirement, it would ask that everyone starts with loving themselves first. If you think about it, it’s the foundation of how we as human beings correlate to the world at large and the dynamics in each of our relationships, from our significant other, to family and friends.

Loving oneself should not be something taken lightly, but approached and lived with an awareness love-self-300x300that we are sacred beings within. Our souls are special, our bodies the temple which guards it and our spirit the light that binds these two together.

It is not selfish to love oneself. It makes sense that if what we ask of ourselves; compassion, patience, understanding, we end up giving the same to those around us. It is the board from where Love springs into being.

Most importantly is this same Love for self,  that which carries us forward, and make us believe not only in us but in others. It keeps the hope alive. It is the very air that gives wings to our souls which let us soar into the realm of love.

egg-loveLove thyself..and love will follow♥

Until I write again,

*M*

Copyright© 2017-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 XIII

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear Reader:

Welcome to another installment of this, your magickal newsletter. For news that nourish the spirit and sooth the soul.

CURRENT HAPPENINGS

As the wheel inexorably turns, we find ourselves in the second week of February. In these quiet days of Winter, I find myself going through old journals, trying to organize my closet. While doing so, I find old snippets of writings of mine. Pieces of paper that have been stashed between pages. Doodles, drawings and lists of forgotten things to do. I go through each, reliving some of those thoughts, smiling or plain out loud laughing at others. I trash some and keep others. Amongst this collection of “memorabilia” for lack of a better word, I find old pictures and old birthday cards given to me. Pieces of fabric, that when touched brings up a vivid memory. Old friendships, lived moments. Shared laughter. Which brings me to the subject of the week…

VALENTINE’S DAYvalentine

A celebration that has ancient roots. Many think that the celebration stems from the ancient celebration Lupercalia. Some records say is pre-Roman, while others say it is an ancient roman celebration. As far as I could find, Lupercalia was a celebration of cleansing and purifying. It was done from the 13 of February to the 15th. Valentine’s name is another matter entirely,  which somehow became connected to a celebration of Love during this month. Fast forward many centuries later and we find ourselves with a day that celebrates all matters relating to Love in all its glory.  Who knows really when this whimsical day was set in motion? it seems to have collected impetus during the Victorian age, and from then on, it stayed in the collective mind of many cultures. Perhaps dear reader, it is just the human need for something to look forward to. Instead of just having months go by with boring sameness and monotony we have something different each month to look forward to. Or perhaps it is that old time need in our ancestral genes to connect.

Love is everywhere. The love for our partners, our family, our friends, and most importantly for ourselves. For without self-love there is not much we will understand about such mysterious emotion. Must we wait for a special day to show appreciation? I think not.  It is but human to want love. To want to feel connected. To be able to understand the mystery of us, through another soul that perhaps mirrors our yearnings and needs. Are we fools for believing in something not seen but felt? Or do our souls know something that our conscious mind has forgotten? I think the following quote, fits the timeless search for Love in us:

“I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.”  Shana Abe

Crystal Ball-Peek@theWeek

Crystal Ball-Peek@theWeek

CRYSTAL BALL A PEEK AT THE WEEK:

Monday February 9th – 3rd quarter. Moon in Libra.  Void of course at 3:58 a.m. PST. Moon enters  Scorpio at 11:05 p.m. PST

Tuesday February 10th-3rd quarter. Moon in Scorpio.

Wednesday February  the 11th- Mercury finally goes direct! Now plans move forward, as well as business matters and of course communication.  4th quarter starts at 7:50 p.m. PST. Moon goes Void of course at 9:32 p.m. PST.

Thursday February 12th – 4th quarter Moon enters Sagittarius.

Friday February 13th (ooh!) just joking.. Another bland day in the week. Moon is in Sag.

Saturday  February 14th- Valentine’s Day. Moon goes Void of Course at 7:15 a.m. PST and then enter Capricorn at 2:24 p.m.

Sunday February15th -The Moon is still in the 4th quarter phase in Capricorn.

Not a very exciting week in celestial matters, except of course Mercury goes direct! finally. A week to just calmly go about our collective jobs and responsibilities.

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To take a break from the same old in my newsletter I will be, once in a while blending the CARD OF THE WEEK with the MAGICKAL TIP FOR THE WEEK. To celebrate Love (always!) I am including a sweet little spell. Enjoy!

Draw Love

1 pink candle (a medium or small pillar candle or if you are using votive candles then make it 3 votive candles) Pink= Success, Love, anti-depressant, friendship.

Your favorite perfume

A heart locket (something inexpensive) or representation of the heart from a picture.

Your spell’s petition, letter of intention, etc.

Rose Oil or Olive Oil.

A small fabric sachet. For a love bath.

Cinnamon spice blended with a bit of white sugar, lavender or dried rose petals and a bit of ginger. Cinnamon= passion. Sugar= Sweetening your possibilities. Ginger= Fast action. Rose petals or lavender petals= Love, Luck.

The components of the herbs above can be used in many ways: Incense, bath blend, love powder, as dressing for your candle, etc, etc, etc!

If you are working the above spell on the last days of the waning moon, then the work is to take off blocks you might have in finding love. If you wait until just after the New Moon which will be on February 18th then you draw love towards you. You could lets say, perform the spell on February 20th. Which is Friday, a day of Love. With a combination of Pisces Moon and the energies of the fresh 1st quarter. The possibilities are endless!

Now dear reader, it would be not very kosher of me, to just hand out any old spell! I would like to challenge you to fit the spell and the items to your particular needs. What I wonder, might you come up with these shall we say “raw” materials? Magick is there for the taking, make it yours!

Another installment of this magickal newsletter. A brand new week. Each day a challenge.  Lets make it a week well lived!

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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