LATEST NEWS
updated 30.09.2018

Cassandra returns to Australia

To my friends old and new in Australia, I will be delighted to see you and help you in any way I can.

Please phone Konnie on 0409 499782 to make a booking.

Cairns: Friday October 5 until Monday October 15 at Brothers Leagues Club, Manunda

Townsville: Thursday October 18 to Sunday October 28 at the Sugar Shaker, Grand Chancellor Hotel, Flinders Street.

Darwin: Friday November 9 to Sunday November 25, Miranbeena Resort, Cavenagh Street

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Happy October 2018

Welcome to October from Cassandra and Debi

Named after Octo which was the eighth month in the old Roman calendar after New Year, October is associated with financial advantage, called the Way of the Serpent in ancient Law.

It is a month that is associated with discovering the truth, especially about old secrets, visiting places you feel spiritually drawn to, ending relationships going nowhere fast, for peaceful legal separations, divorces and terminating contracts, for starting again in a new place or career, developing clairvoyance, finding your soul mate or reviving an intense relationship that has cooled but is based in deep feelings and for getting what you really want through your own efforts.

Good also for success in competitions and games of chance, for reaping rewards of earlier efforts, for all money and property matters, speculation and learning new skills and technology.

In October, avoid repeating past mistakes, extreme exercise regimes or crash diets, joining any organisation or religion that may be obsessive or manipulative, sulking instead of sharing your feelings with someone who cares.

Focus of the period: Looking into the past and into the future, for protection, psychic and physical, for overcoming fears, especially of ageing and mortality, for valuing the wisdom of retired people, for marking the natural transition between one stage of life and the next and for laying down old ghosts, psychological as well as psychic.

Symbols: Apples, pumpkins, nuts and autumn leaves, mingled with evergreens as a promise that life continues, salt, scary masks, fantastic costumes and lanterns, statues of fairies and magical animals like unicorns.

Animal: Raven

Tree: Silver Fir

Incenses, flower and herbs: Cypress, dittany, ferns, garlic, nutmeg, sage, thyme and pine; also large white flowers; rose petals and rose fragrances and spices.

Candle colour: Orange, purple

Crystals: Lapis lazuli, sodalite, dark amethyst, smoky quartz, jet and obsidian (apache tear).

Festival Foods: Roasted beef, salted fish and pickles, pumpkin pie and soup, baked and toffee apples with spices, baked potatoes, spiced or mulled wine, candies and sweets of all kinds in dishes. Each family can cook and eat the favourite foods of relatives that have died or old family recipes.

Angel: Cassiel, Archangel of Compassion and Silence. He is pictured as bearded, riding a dragon and wearing dark robes, with indigo flames sparking from his halo. He rules over good luck and games of chance so competitive games and divination are popular at this time

The God and Goddess of the Festival: The Crone or Grandmother Goddess for example the Scottish and Irish Goddess Callieach who rules the winter months. She cares for the animals that live on open moorlands during the winter and older people who may feel the cold but do not have enough money for adequate heating. The God energy is divided between the slain Grain lord in the Underworld awaiting rebirth and the Trickster twin Goronwy. Goronwy takes advantage of the Goddess’ absence from the world when she visits the Underworld to share the sorrows of death with her man, to ascend the throne and cause misrule and chaos through the world.



Happ
y Full Moon in Taurus

Full Moon in October - Wednesday 24, 16:45 UTC The Hunter's Moon

She is called in the Native North American world, Full Hunter’s Moon - it rises early just after sunset giving extra light for hunters to track their prey. It is the time to prepare for winter and Dying Grass Moon. Even in the Southern hemisphere, the ebbs and well as flows of our daily lives are under the auspices of this moon in the days around her fullness and offer stability and calm.

For wherever you live in the world, this moon is the time for bringing harmony into your life and for valuing what is of worth and beauty, not just material possessions that can fade, break or be superseded by tomorrow’s latest wonder device even before we have unwrapped it. This moon speaks of love, loyalty, the blessings or fervent prayers for health, our greatest possession , time spent either enjoying your own company or with loved ones in pleasure that cannot be measured in dollars or pounds, but in storing up precious memories and magical moments.

A time to pause the 24/7 trolley dash of life to buy our children and grandchildren the latest gadgets that we feel demonstrate to us even more than them we are giving them a better life than we had and instead, listening, talking, appreciating who we and those we care for are and not what we possess, do or can acquire.

The Taurean Full Moon promises peace and happiness if we believe in ourselves and love who and what we are as we are. Of course fitness matters, but not the airbrushed images the media projects about youth, beauty and lasting happiness if you buy ultra- expensive products that guarantee you will shed twenty years overnight, find instant love and make a fortune.

Ignore too at this time those who make you feel bad, guilty or over- responsible for their well-being. This moon offers the power to say I am what I am and I like what I am but I have boundaries, limitations on my good nature and expect respect and consideration from those to whom I offer my love and care.

Yet, the Taurus Full Moon is not a boring moon, rather one that in an unstable world where Soap Opera dramas are too often seen as normality, reminds us the majority of people are kind and do their best. For doing our best however elevated or mundane our job or life, is the ultimate prize of satisfaction of a good day done.
May your days and nights be filled with beauty and whatever brings you happiness as this moon rises.

Northern Hemisphere - Halloween: Samhain 31 October to November 2 (and in Southern Hemisphere - Beltane)

Samhain means summer's end, the time when the herds were brought down from the hills and family members returned to the homestead for the winter. It was believed the ancestors would likewise return and be welcomed to the family hearth.

The animals were either slaughtered or cleansed ritually by the Halloween fires and then kept in barns. Being the Celtic New Year and the time when the Goddess leaves her creation for three days (all the time that is allowed to her) the Otherworld releases fairies and mischievous spirits not just the benign family ancestors.

The Christianised Halloween is called All Hallows Eve. This and the following two days All Saints and All Souls days, November 1st and 2nd are especially in lands where Catholicism is strong, occasions when the family dead are remembered and honoured. For example in France families dress in their finest clothes and visit cemeteries where graves are adorned with displays of flowers and photographs. It was once believed the dead returned to the Isle of Mont St Michel in Brittany on November 1 as what is now the church on top of the mount and the golden statue of Michael was once considered an entrance to the Celtic Otherworld guarded by the wise Druidesses who made their home on the island for hundreds of years.

Ways of Marking the Festival in the Modern world

In traditional style hollow out a pumpkin and set it with a lighted candle inside a window facing the road, for the three days till dusk on November 2. This will protect you from all harm but will welcome home the family ancestors and the light will connect you emotionally with living relatives who are far away.

It was believed that if you listened to the wind at a crossroads on Halloween just before midnight, you would hear all you needed to know for the year ahead. Spend time outdoors on Halloween Eve, listening to the wind in the trees, the sound of the sea, water running over stones or bird song. You may hear words in the leaves or wind or in your mind that explain matters that have been troubling you.

Alternatively indoors make eight holes instead of a face in the sides of a second hollowed out pumpkin. Each window represents one of the eight festivals. Place a lighted candle inside.

Revolve the pumpkin anti clockwise and stare hard into each window; blink and an image will flash before you to reveal an opportunity or unexpected assistance or strengths for the approximate six week period ahead. Begin with the six weeks after Halloween.

If you are seeking love, eat salted herring before bed and it is said you will dream of your true love bringing you a drink of water in your dream.

Alternatively play the traditional Druid apple bobbing game of picking an apple by its stalk with your teeth from a barrel of water. Take the apple home and at midnight eat the apple while brushing your hair by candlelight looking into a mirror. It is said the image of your true love will appear in the glass at the first stroke of midnight.

If you are playing apple bobbing with others, the first to pick an apple will be the first married.

You can of course use your favourite form of divination to ask questions about the twelve months ahead such as Tarot cards or runes. 10pm is a very potent time.

Find out about a family ancestor with whom you feel a strong connection. During the week before Halloween, try to visit the place where the person lived, to connect with your historical roots. If not go to an industrial or local history museum where you can see the kind of implements and tools your chosen ancestor would have used and the clothes and especially their shoes they would have worn.

Either in the place they came from or once lived or the museum sit quietly and picture your ancestor in your mind. Focus especially on an image of their feet and shoes and say softly or think, ‘May I walk in your shoes for a while?’
Stand up and begin to walk slowly and imagine your ancestor walking beside you and gradually your footsteps and feet merging. You may experience flashes of scenes from their life you never knew before and share their emotions.
At last you will feel the connection fading and your footsteps separating. Say, ´Go in peace and with thanks and blessings.’

If you have not already started, resolve to research your family tree in the days after Halloween or find a family member who would enjoy doing it. Then by next Halloween you will have a much fuller picture of your roots.
On Halloween Eve or one of the two evenings afterwards, cook favourite family recipes passed down through the generations, get old photographs out and tell or recall if you are alone family stories and legends. If alone record some of them for the future, maybe even as the basis for a short story or novel or the recipes and customs as a cookery book.

When you are quiet on November 1 during the evening, place a protective clove of garlic on a west-facing window and light an orange candle, saying: ‘May only goodness and love enter here’. Hold a favourite possession of a beloved deceased relative and speak words of love. Then ask him or her to give you a sign that they are with you. The candle may flicker or you may feel their presence or a soft touch on your shoulder or hair. Your relative will not frighten you by appearing unless this is what you want but you may hear soft words in your mind.

After a few moments the connection will fade. Blow out the candle and say, ‘Go in peace and blessings and with my love.’ You may dream of the person during the night or hear their favourite music or see their favourite flowers somewhere unexpectedly the following day.

Gaze into a fire or candle flame and sprinkle sandalwood, cedar and juniper berries on to the flames. Images of past worlds and maybe past lives will emerge spontaneously in the embers or flame or in your mind. These fragrances are ones used it was believed to bring visions of the past from the Archangel Azrael.

The Ancient Egyptians had altars where they left offerings for the Ka or soul of their deceased relatives and sent those blessings that the ancestor’s name might live on.

On November 2 if you do not have one already, set up a small table covered by a white cloth in your home where you can keep mementoes of loved ones who have passed on. For example you could display a piece of jewellery or watch belonging to the loved one and pictures of your family ancestors. Keep fresh fragrant flowers there and on a special family anniversary, at Halloween or if you wish once a week on a Friday or Saturday light a white candle, send your deceased relatives blessings, perhaps read aloud their favourite poem or prayer or play their favourite music and ask for their blessings on your life and family.

Halloween party Game

Taken from my Psychic Party Games (Piatkus) and one of my favourites is....

What’s my future?

Equipment:

1 Four plain cups of the same size

2 A ring, a silver coin, a sprig of heather or a small lucky horseshoe

How to play

Place an item under three of the cups and leave the fourth empty.

Invert the cups on a table and mix them round several times.

The first volunteer is twirled around three times clockwise and three times anticlockwise while the hostess further moves the cups round the table.

The volunteer touches each of the inverted cups in turn, saying three times: ‘Three by three, so shall my fortune be’
They then turn over one of the cups.

Return the item to the cup and re-mix .The game continues very fast, repeating the same method till everyone who wishes to do so have picked a cup.

The Results

The item picked gives a fun 12 month forecast.

If you pick the cup with the ring, you will marry within the year or enjoy great love and admiration-or if you are already married a fun flirtation.

If you pick the cup with the heather, you will have unexpected good luck. If you choose the cup with the coin, extra money or promotion is coming very soon; if you pick the empty cup, you will need to make your way in the world by hard work over the next year

Tips

Don’t decide in advance which fortune you would like. You may be pleasantly surprised.

An extra Halloween Love Spell to Call Your Love to You in Dreams

You will need:

A hairbrush, an apple, if you wish one you have obtained while playing another Halloween game apple bobbing, A large round mirror, A red candle.

Timing: Just before midnight.

The Spell




Happy September 2018

All about September from Cassandra and Debi.

(This is a new format where we include what is special about each month and significant dates in that month)

In September the main dates to note are the Autumn Equinox in the Northern hemisphere and the Spring Equinox in the Southern hemisphere occurring in the days around September 23 01.54 UTC and on September 22 in parts of the globe including North America.

The other major event is the September Harvest Moon in fiery courageous Aries on September 25, 02.52 UTC. In some places such as North America it will be experienced on 24th. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox and so some years occurs in October.

The Month of September

September is named after Septem, the Latin word for seven because it was the seventh month after the New Year in March on the oldest known Roman calendar where there were originally ten months. It is a month associated with wisdom, knowledge, justice and truth and in Ancient Egypt with eternal life.

September is good for uncovering secrets, resolving injustices, for increased psychic powers, for all forms of training, retraining, and tests and for finding solutions for difficult questions, for holidays or relaxing weekends, resolving long standing relationship difficulties and reducing outside interference, for marriage or long- term commitments and success in love and romance.

In September, however, avoid taking sides or being railroaded into giving an opinion, flirting or falling for flattery and con-merchants, making major purchases if the finances are not in place and trying to live a double life especially in love. If, however, a matter of principle arises, do not sit on the fence or try to please everyone.

The angel of September is Zuriel the Teacher who brings calm and reason to any situation, encourages idealism and balance and brings justice whether legal or personal, especially in resolving gender, ageist or sexist inequalities or unfair dismissal in the workplace. He brings the ability to see both sides of a situation, diplomacy and peace-making skills. Above all Zuriel helps guard us against unwise and impulsive words or actions that may be regretted.

September’s flower is the Aster, known best as the purple, pink or white star- like autumnal Michaelmas daisy, named after Michaelmas, the festival of St Michael, the Archangel of the Sun which is celebrated on September 29. Since St Michael was Patron Saint of high places and replaced the pre- Christian Sun deities, he is an apt symbol for the last days of the summer sun in the Northern hemisphere.

There are many varieties of aster which means star in Latin. Myth says that the Roman Goddess Asterea, Titan Goddess of the falling stars and of star lore, began to cry when she looked down upon the earth and saw no stars.

The gem of September is the blue sapphire, stone of love, commitment and fidelity and still popular today in betrothal rings, promising lasting fidelity.

King Solomon’s fabulous magical ring was said to have been a blue sapphire and so the gem is a symbol of ancient wisdom. Blue sapphire is also considered effective for channelling healing powers from an angelic or higher source into the healer and is popular with Reiki healers and other energy transference therapists. Sapphire amplifies healing through the voice.

September’s colour is light blue, and its fragrances include lemon verbena, peach and vanilla.

The Autumn Equinox, Alban Elued or Mabon in the Northern hemisphere and the Spring Equinox Alban Eiler, Ostara in the Southern hemisphere.

These festivals representing equal day and equal night occur this year on September 23 01.54 UTC. They are mirror festivals and you can wherever you live in the world take from the energies of either hemisphere’s festival, at this time of balance.

The Autumn Equinox, often called Mabon or Alban Elued means in Gaelic, light on the Water and so the sun is moving away over the water to shine on the Isles of the Blest, leaving the world with peace and acceptance of what did not work while rejoicing in what has been achieved, persevering with what still may come to fruition and giving up on what you know in your heart will never happen as you hoped.

A time for the completion of tasks, the achievement of long-term goals, for mending quarrels and forgiving yourself for past mistakes, for recovering money owed and overcoming debt problems, for family relationships and friendships, for material security for the months ahead,, for abundance in all aspects of your life,, issues of job security or the need to consolidate finances; all matters concerning retirement, redundancy and older people and the resolution or management of chronic health problems.

Its candle colours are blue and green and its crystals are blue lace agate, chalcedony, Aqua aura, also rose quartz and all calcites.

Its fragrances are apple, myrrh, pine and sandalwood.

The Angel of the Autumn Equinox is Rismuch, angel of agriculture and cultivated land, wearing every imaginable shade of brown, carrying a scythe and a hoe as symbol that he is conserver of the land and the crops. His symbols are sheaves of wheat and ears of corn, also dishes of seeds and nuts.

The Spring Equinox Alban Eiler, Ostara in the Southern hemisphere, means in Gaelic the Light of the Earth that returns after the winter and the time of sowing, actual and spiritual begins in earnest.

This is the time for fertility and positive life changes, new beginnings and opportunities, new flowering love, for initiating creative ventures, travel, house moves, clearing what is no longer needed in your life; anything to do with conception and pregnancy, children and young people, mothers and healing. Time too for spring cleaning your life, welcoming the winds of change, for rituals and empowerments to cleanse the seas and air of pollution, for new peace-making initiatives of all kinds, also to encourage major changes in attitude towards international, national, local and family issues.

Its Candle colours are yellow and green.

Its crystals include sparkling yellow crystals, such as citrine, golden beryl and rutilated quartz, also lemon and apple green chrysoprase and green aventurine for good luck.

Its fragrances are honeysuckle, hyacinth, lemon, sage, thyme and violets.

The Angel of the festival is Raphael, Archangel of the Dawn, the East, the spring and of healing. He carries a golden vial of medicine, with a traveller’s staff, food to nourish travellers and is dressed in the colours of early morning sunlight, with a beautiful green healing ray emanating from his halo.

The September Full Harvest Moon in Aries September 25 happens at 02.52 UTC.

The Full Moon in Aries is a powerful moon offering courage, impetus for action, self-reliance, good for self-–employment, independent ventures, recovering health, launching major life changes, energy and passion for life.

It is called as well as the Harvest Moon in the Northern hemisphere because of its brightness to allow workers to bring in the harvest late in the evening, in Native North America, Full Corn Moon, Barley Moon or Moon when the plums are scarlet, among the Lakota Sioux nation.

If you suffer from bullying, aggressiveness and inertia or cynicism in others, this is the moon that says, No, Hey I do mind and Back off Buster. This moon supports all who live under harsh regimes, lack equality and human rights-and personally for anyone trapped in an abusive or destructive situation or fear. Good too for defeating fears, phobias and destructive addictions in self or loved ones.

Hit ultimatums and even threats head on, not letting the 2am scary spooks in your head hold you back from taking or perhaps reclaiming what is rightfully yours and that includes respectful treatment. There is only victory, there can be only victory so don’t wait, don’t hesitate and then when that moon is spinning in the sky you will already be poised for the leap of a lifetime.

Happy September.




Happy August Full Moon

Happy Full Moon in Pisces from Cassandra and Debi on August 26 11.56 UTC.

This moon is called by the Shawnee nation of the American Midwest the Plum Moon, by the Lakota people Moon of Ripening and in other parts of Native North America the Sturgeon Moon because traditionally the sturgeon in the Great Lakes were most easily caught during this full moon.

The lovely flowing Pisces Full Moon is the moon of cascading emotions. She laughs and cries at the same time, says good bye, this can never be and in an instant is back laughing mischievously, dries the tears and dances for the sheer joy of being alive. She tells us where there is sorrow there will follow joy-and yes more tears, but then laughter again and trust ripening where it now lies shattered. There are no guarantees of forever, says this moon, not for the butterfly enjoying every moment of the light or for our carefully accumulated Lego brick security, no surety the planted seeds will grow or the harvest be rich and ripe.

Yet we cannot hold back for fear of being hurt or failing. On this moon we must drink deep of life and squeeze every moment of pleasure and treasure the precious moments and if we are wounded pick ourselves up again and again and again.

The Pisces Full Moon is a moon for new love, love after loss or calling back old temporarily abandoned love, for music and the performing arts, for truth softened by kindness, for balancing two commitments or having two careers and loving both, for adaptability, merging two families and for using our hidden telepathic powers when our mobiles are out of range or everyday words fail.

Lady Moon helps us to overcome rivalries of people or demands pulling you in different directions. There is enough love for all, for life is a rich stew and -the more that is added the more delectable it becomes, not like a cake to be portioned and fighting over crumbs. This moon reconciles quarrels, assists the amicable resolution of custody or divorce disputes, blesses the homeless, the dispossessed and those who do not understand convention but live by the ethics of what feels honourable.

Opposite the Sun in Virgo is holding with difficulty the kite string of this wayward moon as Ms. Virgo demands perfection, attention to detail, to brush our hair and check the on- line balance of cosmic credits. But the Pisces moon says that is for tomorrow, tonight we must dance in the silver moonlight offering our all and asking nothing but the joy of the moment.


Welcome to August, known as the lucky month. from Cassandra and Debi

Named after the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar, because a number of lucky events in his life happened in August, it became regarded as a fortunate month for Rome, because during that month, Augustus Caesar three times entered Rome in triumph and Egypt was brought under the authority of the Roman people after Augustus Caesar defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

The popular boys’ name Augustus comes from the Latin word Augustus which means great and worthy of respect and Augusta, the distinguished woman bound for greatness.

August in the modern world is regarded as a good month for reversing bad luck or loss, for gaining opportunities previously denied and the opening of doors that have been closed, for learning healing techniques and starting fitness regimes, for the fulfilment of earlier plans and projects that were delayed, for getting what is owed and finding or recovering what is lost.

Flowers of August.

Its special flowers are the Gladiolus and the Poppy.

The gladiolus, or ‘sword lily,’ represents loving remembrance of people who have passed away as well as recalling kind deeds done by the living and signifies also calm and integrity.

In the Language of Flowers, the Gladiolus indicates that the heart is being pierced with love and therefore the flower suggests that lovers should be careful to avoid infatuation, unwise temptations, obsessive love and of holding on to love that is destructive or is over with no chance of revival.

The other flower of August is the poppy. The red poppy is mainly associated with Remembrance Day on November 11, but in August signifies pleasure, the white poppy lasting peace and consolation after loss while the yellow poppy brings the fulfilment of wishes for abundance and success.

Crystals for bringing good luck in August: Jade, peridot, moss agate and opal.

The August Angel is Hamaliel, the Perfectionist, surrounded by misty forest green.

Qualities Hamaliel encourages are: going the extra mile for perfection, attention to detail, persevering with routine but necessary tasks through to the end and reliability. She also advocates reorganizing the home or workplace to make it more efficient, trying new health supplements and alternative treatments especially where conventional medicine is not working, starting a new budget and dealing with crises old and ongoing logically and without panicking rather than burying our heads in the sand or running around like a headless chicken.

Her challenges are avoiding fussing over nothing, hypochondria, becoming over obsessed by details and missing the bigger picture, setting yourself impossible targets and refusing to accept anything or anyone less than perfect, or trying to force children or partners along a road which may not be right for them.

An August Spell for amazing good luck

You will need:

A lucky charm, medallion or favourite jewellery or crystal. Green aventurine is especially lucky.
An incense stick in a holder, preferably in a flower fragrance.
A small dish of salt.
A green candle.
A dish of soil.

Timing:

Any Saturday in August, the day of Cassiel the Archangel who brings good fortune or any time in the year for turning around luck.

The Spell:
• Put the charm, jewellery or crystal in front of the candle.
• Light the green candle and say Good luck be mine.
• Sprinkle a pinch of salt into the candle and say, Burn bright and light the way to amazing good fortune.
• Light the incense from the candle and, holding it in your hand like a smoke pen, write in circles in the air round the charm Good luck be mine and say the words at the same time.
• Write and speak faster and faster even if the letters are jumbling and when you can write and speak no faster, plunge the burning end of the incense stick into the soil and say Good luck is mine.
• Let the candle burn through and then wear or carry the charm, jewellery or crystal and keep it with any lottery tickets or whenever you need good luck, saying the words Good luck is mine as you touch it.
• Tip away the remaining salt under a running tap repeating Good luck is mine and crush the incense stick and bury it in the soil in a plant pot or the garden.




Happy Festival of Lughnassadh

Welcome to the approaching Festival of Lughnassadh in the Northern hemisphere from Cassandra and Debi

In the old traditions it is the willing offering by the Grain god of his life to be made into the first loaf of the first harvest, Christianised as the Lammas loaf. This symbolically ensured the continuing growth of the land in the year ahead. It traditionally falls between July 31 sunset and sunset on August 2.

Welcome also to the mirror festival, Imbolc in the Southern hemispherethe first stirring of life after winter, the fire in the belly of the maiden goddess to awaken passion for life, love, health and joy returning, the first growth of new beginnings psychologically and emotionally, that became Candlemas, the Christian festival of the returning of the lighter days ahead.

As the first harvest approaches wherever you live in the world, know there will be sacrifices and endeavours you need to make to allow your dreams to bear fruit. If life is unfair, dark and hopeless, take in the Imbolc strengths of the maiden goddess Brigit who, according to the old myths imprinted deep within us, is already melting sorrows with her willow wand, letting fears, obstacles and doubts likewise flow away.

Though all may not have flourished in our personal harvest, in their place, we plant the seeds of new plans we can nurture in the months ahead. Then with diligence and sheer hard work not miracles, we can as Lughnassadh 2019 replaces Imbolc 2018 in the Southern hemisphere in six months’ time and Imbolc next year heralds the future Lughnassadh in the Northern world, reap the rewards not of bounty falling from the heavens as we sit in our deck chairs and pray for a divine next day delivery of riches, but the fruits of our own well-earned efforts.




Happy Full and Eclipsing Moon July 2018

Happy Full Moon in Aquarius from Cassandra and Debi on July 27, at 20.20 UTC and the longest lunar eclipse this century lasting 103 minutes. The eclipse is visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Europe and South America (check exact times and date in your location, https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2018-july-27).

This full moon is called in parts of Native North America the Full Buck Moon when stages get their full antlers- or the Thunder Moon.

This is a very balanced moon combining the power, passion and the impetus to put what were just plans and schemes confined to paper and tentative time frames into practice, but in a well-thought out way, having eliminated any possible pitfalls before bursting forth in brilliant technicolour.

The full moon in Aquarius is one that moves life forward in unique ways, furthering original ventures and bringing the success of cherished inventions and money-spinning schemes, that are more likely to succeed than under almost any other full moon of the year.

The Aquarian full moon is good for developing or rekindling friendships pushed into the background by time or circumstances, for developing your unique gifts and talents and for exploring or learning alternative medicine.

This Moon is also called the moon when all things ripen by the Dakota Sioux, so set aside impatience and doubt and trust by the next moon all will be as it should.

Being an eclipse whether or not you can see it in the sky, makes this full moon very powerful for endings leading to new beginnings but being Aquarian without major dramas or meltdowns.

If the eclipse is not visible in your region you can still do the ritual as the full moon radiates these energies throughout the world or you can have the eclipse as background on line in a region where it can be seen, while doing the following spell. You can also do this if it is too cloudy to see the eclipse where you live.

A lunar eclipse spell for making a change that scares you.

You will need

A silver candle.

A dark-coloured candle.

Two pieces of white paper and a black pen.

Timing

From just before the eclipse until the moon reappears in the sky. If you have time watch the moon disk gradually disappear till full moonlight returns.

The Spell

Because this is such a long eclipse there is plenty of time to be creative and draw up detailed plans or send off a cherished manuscript or business proposal.

May this Aquarian full moon illuminate your life and give you the assurance you are on the right track and can trust your own wisdom.




Happy July 2018

Welcome to July from Cassandra and Debi

Formerly called Quintilus, the fifth month in the early Roman calendar, the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar named July after himself. It became the seventh month in the new Julian calendar Caesar created in 46BC, helped by Sosignes, the Alexandrian astronomer and philosopher. Julius Caesar therefore first made July’s association with power and high ambitions when he linked the Emperors with the Father God Jupiter.

July has continued this association with acquiring power, achieving ambitions of any kind, leadership, maintaining high principles that are worth fighting for, acquiring traditional knowledge, seeking justice, especially where the odds are stacked against you, aiming for fame by entering talent shows, reality television series, or joining a drama group, orchestra group or choir just for pleasure, for the success of all creative ventures, applying for promotion or a pay rise, marriage proposals and exotic or long distance holidays and adventures, for increasing prosperity through developing talents and for increased potency especially where there are fertility issues.

The July flower is the Larkspur. Larkspur, a form of delphinium, was said to have had protective energies and as well as being used to heal wounds, traditionally kept away ghosts and venomous creatures, reptilian, insect and human. Bunches of larkspur were also hung in stables to prevent animals being stolen or injured by predators. However, larkspur is poisonous if absorbed.

As well as larkspur, other plants of the month are asters, dahlias, marigolds, passion flowers, potted palms, sunflowers and all golden-leafed or very tall trees.

The colour of the month is gold, its crystals, orange carnelian, clear crystal quartz and golden topaz.

Its incenses are frankincense, copal and orange.

The angel of July is the golden Verchiel, the Joy Bringer and a Wish angel, who tells us July is the best month for overcoming financial losses or setbacks and winning against negative people and bullies through personal effort and determination while maintaining your own high ethics. However, avoid being tempted to overspend or over- emphasize your qualifications and expertise, over indulging in food or alcohol or starting an affair you may regret by next month

May your July be golden and may all your wishes come true.




Happy Full Moon in Capricorn

Welcome to the Capricorn Full Moon on June 28 0.4.53 UTC from Cassandra and Debi

It is called the Strawberry Full Moon among the Algonquin nation, also known as Honey Moon and Full Rose Moon, and in some parts of the world it will be visible on June 27.

This is an unusually stable full moon, but with the sun in the traditionally lunar and ever so sensitive Cancer at the same time, tread tactfully on those rather fragile ego egg shells with difficult friends, family or colleagues,

The energies of the Capricorn full moon represent a time to proceed slowly, to wait rather than act, remain silent rather than speak and conserve your resources instead of splurging.

The angel who rules this moon is Anael or Hanael, guardian of the west wind, who says value existing loves and friends rather than seeking new exciting ones at this time, for sometimes familiar can be best in the long term when the passion or excitement has faded. This moon gives a boost to whatever is solid, business ventures and slow growing investments, advising perseverance and overcoming obstacles through persistent effort. It is a good moon too for laying down burdens, not seeking instant resolution but accepting that there are people or situations where you must very gently let go. This process will continue spontaneously on the waning moon.

If you are starting over again, this moon will enable you to make the first tentative steps and to know that long-term is the way forward rather than a sudden leap. Hold on if you doubt or despair for as this moon wanes so you can rebuild step by step. An excellent moon for the release of money that has been tied up or disputed being released in the coming weeks.

Though it is moon of wise caution regarding people and situations, it is good for devising plans and detailed preparations, exploring your family tree and maybe finding that diligent detective work pays off quite spectacularly in discovering your roots, taking financial advice, reviving old friendships, spending time with older relatives and for also for any slow moving official matters to take a step or three forward. Avoid mean people, socialising for the sake of it, getting bogged down in routine and taking on responsibilities that are not yours or that you will later resent.

Anael’s colours are indigo, brown and rich green, her crystals garnet, ruby and titanium aura and her fragrances, cypress, magnolia, myrrh and hyacinths.

Happy Moon Days.




Happy June Solstice 2018

Happy Midsummer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and Midwinter in the Southern world from Cassandra and Debi on June 21 Thursday 10.02 UTC (Universal Coordinated Time).

The Mirror Solstices are a reminder to reach out in joy and hope for what we truly want as the sun reaches full height in Northern climes and at the same time as the sun is reborn in the Southern hemisphere that this is the time to make a renewed effort if things haven’t worked out, using the promises of new opportunities and renewed energies.

The Solstice opens a window of great good fortune in both hemispheres. Whether you want to change a run of bad luck or take advantage of the infusion of sun power to make a supreme effort so life is more as you want it and to break through barriers and restrictions, try the following ritual. By the next Solstice you will be amazed how far you have come through your own efforts and that magical solar input in just six months.

Think lucky and you’ll be lucky, act fortunate and the energies of good fortune will be drawn to you to give shimmering sunshine substance whatever the weather, to your dreams- so you can and will shine in the world.

Happy Solstice and may light always shine in your life.

A Midsummer or Midwinter Ritual to bring good fortune for the six months ahead.

You will need

A long green cord or ribbon.

Timing

Around Midsummer or Midwinter for seven days.

The Spell




Happy June 2018

Happy June from Cassandra and Debi.

This month takes us half way through the year, so let’s make it a wonderfully memorable month.

Named after Juno, Roman Goddess of marriage, women, pregnancy and childbirth and mothers. Juno is the Roman Queen of the gods, the wife of Jupiter and Goddess of the fruitful harvest to come.

Protectress of all women, Juno’s month is most fortunate for marriage and like Hera, her Ancient Greek equivalent, her sacred creature is the peacock., whose tail feathers are said to protect all against the Evil Eye. The month of June is good for all matters concerning marriage and love commitment, fidelity, partnerships of all kinds, fertility, peace and prosperity and the building up finances.

Muriel the Healer is the Angel of June, the silvery and pearl robed angel with her magic carpet of dreams. She is a granter of all wishes and realistic dreams, the fairy godmother of the angelic world. Dare to wish and then make it come true.

Her colour is silver, her crystals moonstone or pearl and her incense and oils, lemon balm, (Melissa Officinalis), jasmine and lotus. Make a special life-changing wish in June and cast a pearl into flowing water.

In June, Muriel will guide us on sensitive family issues, contacting an estranged friend or relative, imaginative projects, for home making or DIY ventures, beautiful gardens, starting a counselling or spiritual career, welcoming new family members, conceiving a baby, fertility tests or treatment and for keeping secrets.

Don’t worry unnecessarily about home and loved ones, but be careful with whom you share secrets.

The Tree of June is the Elder Tree. The legend of the Rollright Stones, ancient standing stones in Oxfordshire, UK, was originally told about a hag goddess/fairy who guarded the countryside. The stones were once an invading King and his army who were turned to stone by the Hag of Rollright. She then transformed herself into her sacred elder tree close to the stones to stand sentinel throughout the centuries in case the enchantment was broken. On Midsummer Eve, locals would go to the King-stone, the largest standing stone and after a feast would ceremonially cut the elder tree which then bled to bring fertility to the land. The Elder is also the ultimate fairy tree.

Leaves of elder scattered in the direction of the four winds offer protection from hostility to the person and protection from storm damage and other extremes of weather to the home. Elder brings health, wealth and happiness and elder blossoms are considered lucky at weddings. Flutes made from the wood are believed to summon fairies and other benign nature spirits. Berries beneath a pillow will banish insomnia and bring good dreams to the sleeper. Knots of elder would are believed to give protection against rheumatism.

St John’s Wort is the flower of June. Yellow flowering St John’s Wort was traditionally picked on the evening of Midsummer or the eve of the Summer Solstice in the Northern hemisphere by young girls to attract a husband and in the modern world by guys also looking for the right partner.

Women who wanted a baby would traditionally pick it at midnight on Midsummer Eve (June 23). Another yellow flowering herb such as yellow chamomile can be substituted.

Red Roses are also a June flower, a symbol of love in almost every culture. The red rose says `I love you and will love you forever’. Rosebuds are symbols of first or new love, the blossoming rose of passion and commitment while the full- blown rose was a token of love in maturity. You can use rose oil, fragrance or incense to call the magick of June into your life and bring or strengthen love in the way you most want it.

May all your June wishes bring you fulfilment and a magical month.




Happy Full Moon

Welcome to the Full Moon in Sagittarius from Cassandra and Debi on May 29 at 14.19 UTC. A full moon of fertility, this moon was called among different Native North American nations Full Flower Moon, Mothers’ Moon, Milk Moon and Corn Planting Moon.

But wherever you live in the world this is the moon to stir your heart and get your feet dancing.

Adnachiel, the angel of learning and exploration with bright yellow robes is the angel of this full moon. He brings the desire and possibility of travel and exploration, clear vision, wide perspectives, flexibility, open-mindedness, optimism, enthusiasm and creativity especially in writing, as well as fertility in every way.

A time to visit those places, maybe even off the main highway you regularly travel, about which you have always wondered (even mini- adventures can be exciting), house moves, trying new sports and leisure activities, learning new things just for the pleasure of it and for finding lost pets or if your pet has passed over, visiting a rescue centre to see who needs a place in your heart(maybe your old pet returned in the body of an abandoned young animal).

Plan that major trip of a lifetime or weekend away and you will feel the stirring of excitement as your mind starts walking towards adventure.

Seize the moment, believe even if things are bad they will get better if you reach out and make that one brave move. Anything is possible and if you can’t travel far right now then make a day of fun and laughter in the full moon period, vowing each day of the coming month to make yourself happy in a small way. That happiness will spread and call opportunity to you.

But watch what you say and how you say it, for tact goes out of the window with this moon and don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater-wait till the moon wanes and see if you feel the same.

An Adnachiel ritual for turning unwelcome but necessary change to your advantage.

You will need

A bright yellow candle for Adnachiel.

A picture or drawn map of your workplace/ current or future location or even a picture of yourself if you are seeking a new partner but have been hurt and hesitate, whatever is driving the change that worries you.

Set this in front of the candle.

A magnet and box of pins.

Timing

Any time around the Sagittarian full moon.

The Spell

Happy and adventurous Full Moon.




Happy May 2017

Welcome to May from Cassandra and Debi

May is named after Maia, Roman maiden goddess of flowers, whose festival was in early May. Wherever you live in the world use the growth energies of May for increasing health, joy, love, abundance, travel, family happiness, making new friends, new plans and ventures, innovations, inventions, doing things you always thought you would never dare, communication of any kind including the creative arts, good investments and home improvements. In the northern hemisphere, hold rose quartz or jade and make your wishes, carrying your crystal with you as a reminder of those stirring energies and in the southern world use sparkling citrine or golden calcite to call back the new energies of the soon to be rising year.

The angel of May is Ambriel, Angel of dawn, wearing the colours of sunrise, who brings versatility and enthusiasm for life and for learning new things and exploring new places. His special colour is yellow, his crystals citrine and white sapphire and his fragrances lavender, orchid and lemongrass. The magical flowers of May are lily of the valley and the hawthorn blossom, the latter that can only be brought indoors on May 1 morning.

An Ambriel Angel of May ritual for successfully launching your new ventures.

You will need

Two or more jars of your favorite culinary dried herbs, one for each major area where you seek fresh energies, such as career, family, friendship, health, travel, money-spinning or new leisure activities.

A large sealable container

Timing

Any time in May.

The Spell:


Happy Beltane in the Northern hemisphere and Samhain or Summer’s End in the Southern world on April 30 sunset till May 2 sunset, mirror images and two halves of the same whole.

At Samhain in the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the old winter, by soft candlelight into the flames of which we drop grains of sage, we break with echoes from the past that hold us back from the future. Those in the Northern hemisphere are at the same moment drawing from Beltane, the start of the ancient Celtic summer, creative impetus, germinating stars of future growth and dreams.

With Beltane pulsating beneath our feet, we can dare risk all for happiness and fulfillment, leap over twin fires or light two red candles and make them sparkle with salt to welcome future generations to whom we will pass on our own acquired wisdom; we can at the same time connect with the still burning Samhain fireside of the ancestors who assure us we carry within us their hopes and their wisdom to our children’s, children’s, children, whether our own offspring or those we influence. I especially welcome my third newest grandchild Oliver Thomas to this festival of blossoming life and hope.

We can create from what has been lost and let go what stands in the way of claiming or reclaiming our power. As we look up at the fires of the ancestors in the stars we know that those who follow us hundreds of years hence will still wish upon the stars and rejoice at the season’s turning.

Samhain’s Jack o’ lantern, whom the loveliest of the Celtic Morrigu Fate sisters three times in his lifetime asked him to go with her across the river of death to immortality, was too afraid; now he walks between worlds with his small light, recalled as the Samhain pumpkin. But instantaneously on the other side of the world he is reborn as the wild Beltane Jack ‘o’ Green, who seizes life, free as the burgeoning woodland greenery and crowns the maiden goddess with wildflowers. Both Jacks are one, both are within us and the choice is not always easy. But we make decisions based on the resources and the knowledge we have at the time and so we should never regret the past but use it to weave the glorious garland of the future.

To integrate Beltane and Samhain, wherever you live:




Happy Full Moon in Scorpio

APRIL 2018 - Happy Full Moon April 30th

Happy Full Moon Monday, in Scorpio from Cassandra and Debi, on 30 April at 12.59 am UTC, a very special Moon as it is the beginning of the old Celtic summer. It is called the Pink Moon by some Native North American peoples because of the little pink flowers carpeting the ground at this time of year, Wild Pink Phlox. It was also called among different Native North American nations, Grey Goose Moon for the time when the migratory geese start to move south or When Geese lay eggs Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon and among Coastal peoples, Fish Moon when the Shad fish swim upstream to spawn.

And if you feel you are constantly swimming upstream in your life, the Scorpio full moon offers regeneration, rebirth, renewal and the impetus to shed all that is holding you back.

For this is the Moon of Bariel, the Angel of Small Miracles to whom you can light a circle of seven burgundy or indigo candles any night over the next few days and say for each candle, Bariel, angel of small miracles, bring me the small miracle I desire (name it) and I will do good in the world. Give me especially the impetus to move forward and the initiative to make my own small miracles happen every day. Leave your candles to burn through.

This moon brings transformation and the fulfilment of any urgent wish or desire. Most importantly it offers protection against physical, emotional or psychic attack and against anyone seeking revenge and jealousy, so you can be free to be who and what you truly are without fear, disapproval or criticism.

Pass your Scorpio Full Moon crystal, obsidian, black onyx, rhodonite, brown zircon, Desert Rose, black pearl or aqua aura seven times through an incense stick smoke in mimosa, pine or mint, the Scorpio fragrances. As you do so, ask for the strength and focus to make that supreme effort, sustained by this most determined full moon, to get out of the rut, the doldrums, the inertia and routine, to leap out of the stagnant pool into the fast- moving river where you can go with the flow to the open waters. Maybe you will at last find your true home or realise that home is wherever you are and turn with pleasure and not a little courage your face to the intensity of the rain, the sun, the winds and greet and meet life head on, maybe for the first time in ages.

This is a very special moon for me, for in late April, 2015 close to the Scorpio full moon I underwent a heart operation which it was not certain I would survive. Now three years later, I am writing two books a year, running my website with Debi, travelling the world again and have been blessed a few days ago with my third grandchild, Oliver Thomas I never thought to see. So, I will wash my hands and face in water bathed in moonlight and ask Mother Moon to help me leap up the waterfall. to explore the waiting world and share it with my grandchildren without fear, rejoicing in every bonus day I am granted.


A happy April from Cassandra and Debi

April springs fresh in the Northern hemisphere, scattering the first blossoms, a stir- crazy month of shimmering sunbeams, sudden frost and the showers that tease the moment we take off our coats and reach out to the warmth. Birds are bustling with straws and grasses and pieces of rush matting stolen from suburban patios to make their nests and already the lambs are tottering across the meadows.

Once close to the beginning of the New Year, April scatters redundant emotions and shatters illusions, in the words of the poet T.S Eliot mixing memory and desire.

The month is named after Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love, the sea and beauty and also Aprilis, a goddess of the Etruscans, the people who once inhabited central Italy.

Magically April is good for love and fertility, creativity, increase in any aspect of life, especially health and money, for beauty, healing and happiness.

Asmodel, angel of harmony whose special colour is pink or green, whose fragrance rose and whose crystal rose quartz, is the Angel of April.

Wherever you live in the world, if you lack confidence to reach out for love, friendship, success or to follow your dreams or others seem smarter, more charismatic and confident, use April to increase your self-esteem and belief you can achieve anything. Some older folk like myself especially if they are alone, can feel that the world is for the young and we hold back, concentrating on being useful to others as we doubt anyone would want us for ourselves. But people of any age can feel left out, second best and hold back from asking for the best in life. The April showers and sunshine energies will radiate across the world to fill you with confidence to reach out for happiness and recognition of your true worth if you try this ritual.

You will need

A mirror you can see your head and shoulders in.

Five pink candles along the base of the mirror so their light reflects in the mirror

Timing

Any time in April, for five days after dark.

The Spell:




Happy Blue Moon in Libra

HAPPY BLUE MOON

Happy Blue Moon, the second of the month in Libra at 12.37 UTC March 31st 2018 from Debi and Cassandra.

As the Blue Moon or Full Sap Moon in some Native North American traditions where the maple sap was ready for tapping, it is doubly powerful and significant and is the happiness moon through balance within yourself and not through trying to make others happy. This is especially true if you are expected to act as peacemaker between warring family, social or workplace factions; another maybe final try if you wish to strengthen or mend a love commitment, marriage or work partnership, while insisting on mutual respect, not sacrificing your principles for a peace at any price compromise.

For relationships of all kinds including work and more distant family under this moon are no longer about dependency or need but based on mutual respect, choosing to be together or to stay together, without guilt or obligation, any stifling chains of duty or resentment replaced by willing growing connections. This can be especially true of parents and adult children where guilt and obligation or forced routine gatherings can be transformed into spontaneous meetings for pleasure and to treasure by the powers of this moon.

Zuriel, the teacher, the pale blue angel who brings calm and reason to any situation, is the angel of Libra and so also rules this full moon. He brings harmony, the ability to see both sides of a situation, diplomacy, peace-making skills and natural charisma. He also promises justice whether legal or personal, resolving gender, ageist or sexist inequalities in the workplace, quiet holidays and relaxing weekends and happiness in marriage and long- term commitments.

However, avoid sitting on the fence in matters of principle, being railroaded into giving an opinion, flirting or falling for flattery and con-merchants and trying to live a double life especially in love.

His Colour is light blue.

His Crystals are lapis lazuli, blue sapphire, blue topaz.

His incenses and oils are lemon verbena, peach, vanilla.

Finally, a full moon in Libra ritual for avoiding conflict when friends or family members are pulling you in opposite directions.

Timing:

Any of the days around the full moon or full Blue moon night itself that is especially powerful for rituals.

You will need

A blue cord or strong long blue thread long enough to tautly hold between your hands.

A dish of salt.

The Spell:

Hold the cord by one end saying, Pulling and tugging, trying to please, This seesaw-ing demands instantly must cease.

Tie a loose knot in the centre saying You (name combatants) are bound on this Blue moon from involving me in your conflict, No longer inflict this rivalry, That so disturbs my harmony, I shall be free.

Pull the knot undone and immerse the cord in the salt saying Resolve it, solve it, not my business, No more stress, I will no longer witness this pettiness.

After 24 hours dispose of the cord still in the salt and wash the dish well.

Happy Moonday.


MARCH 2018

Happy Approaching Alban Eiler, Ostara or the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere and Alban Elued or Mabon, the Autumn Equinox in the Southern hemisphere on Tuesday March 20 at 16.15 U TC ( see https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/march-equinox.html for the time of the Equinox wherever you live in the world).

Both festivals occur at the same time and so wherever you live in the world you can leave behind what is not longer wanted at the same time and reach out for new beginnings.

Be guided by the rising or falling energies of the earth, the early blossoming or full fruit- bearing trees in your area, although both festivals are two halves of the same Wheel of the Year ever- revolving in constant succession. The beginnings from endings, growth from decay, completion that opens the door to future possibilities celebrates this time as a festival of integration and diversity, offering and receiving whatever is of most value to you right now.

The Alban Eiler or the Spring Equinox rises glorious in the Northern hemisphere, the time of reaching out.

Alban Eiler means in Gaelic the Light of the Earth that returns after the winter and the time of sowing, actual in a number of lands and spiritual everywhere begins in earnest. This is the time for fertility and positive life changes, new beginnings and opportunities, new flowering love, for initiating creative ventures, travel, house moves, clearing what is no longer needed in your life; anything to do with conception and pregnancy, children and young people, mothers and healing. Time too for spring cleaning your life, welcoming the winds of change, for rituals and empowerments to cleanse the seas and air of pollution, for new peace-making initiatives of all kinds, also to encourage major changes in attitude towards international, national, local and family issues.

The Spring Equinox candle colours are yellow and green and its crystals are sparkling yellow crystals, such as citrine, golden beryl and rutilated quartz, also lemon and apple green chrysoprase and green aventurine for good luck.
Its tree is the birch and its incenses, flowers and herbs are celandine, cinquefoil, crocus, daffodil, honeysuckle, hyacinth, lemon, primroses, sage, tansy and thyme and violets

Special symbols of Spring are eggs, especially painted ones, feathers, spring flowers or leaves a sprouting pot of seeds, pottery rabbits and birds and anything made of dough or clay. Rabbits recall the magical hare of Ostara, Norse Goddess of Spring, the original Easter bunny.

The Angel of the Spring Equinox is Raphael, Archangel of the Dawn, the East, the spring and of healing. He carries a golden vial of medicine, with a traveller’s staff, food to nourish all who seek or journey and he is dressed in the colours of early morning sunlight, with a beautiful green healing ray emanating from his halo.
At precisely the same time occurs the Autumn Equinox or Alban Elued in the Southern hemisphere, the time for resolution.

Alban Elued means in Gaelic, light on the Water and so the sun is moving away over the water to shine on the Isles of the Blest, leaving the world with peace and acceptance of what did not work while rejoicing in what has been achieved and persevering with what still may come to fruition.

A time for the completion of tasks, the achievement of long-term goals, for mending quarrels and forgiving yourself for past mistakes, for recovering money owed and overcoming debt problems, for assessing gain and loss, for family relationships and friendships, for material security for the months ahead,, for abundance in all aspects of your life, for issues of job security or the need to consolidate finances; all matters concerning the retirement and older people; the resolution or management of chronic health problems.

The candle colours of the Autumn Equinox are blue and green and its crystals are blue lace agate, chalcedony, Aqua aura, also rose quartz and all calcites.

Its tree is the apple and the incenses, flower and herbs of the Autumn Equinox include ferns, geranium, myrrh, pine, sandalwood and Solomon’s seal. Michaelmas daisies and all small petal purple and blue flowers.

Special Autumnal symbols are copper- coloured yellow or orange leaves, willow boughs, harvest fruits such as apples, berries, nuts, copper or bronze coins and pottery geese, geese being associated with the festival of Michaelmas, of Michael, Archangel of the Sun, also known as St Michael on September 29 which honours the declining power of the sun and promises that that the days will grow in strength and light once more on the mid- Winter Solstice on June 21 in the Southern hemisphere.

The Angel of the Autumn Equinox is Rismuch, angel of agriculture and cultivated land, wearing every imaginable shade of brown, carrying a scythe and a hoe as symbol that he is conserver of the land and the crops. His personal symbols are sheaves of wheat and ears of corn, also dishes of seeds and nuts.

You can do either or both of these rituals in either hemisphere to tap into the Equinox energies across the globe.

A Spring Equinox ritual for bringing new positive energies into your life and home.

You will need:

A bowl of lavender, lilac or rose water or a floral fragrance diluted in a little water.

Timing

Any morning around the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere or the Autumn Equinox in the Southern hemisphere to bring new beginnings.

The Ritual

An Autumn Equinox ritual to let go of what did not work and embrace what you worked so hard for

You will need

A deep dish filled with fallen leaves

A small bowl of berries/nuts.

A deep empty bowl.

Timing

Any evening around the Autumn Equinox in the Southern hemisphere or when you need to clear matters on the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere before going forward.

The Ritual


Happy month of March from Cassandra and Debi.

Named after Mars the Roman God of War, this was the month war and conquest resumed after winter and was the start of the Roman year as late as 153 BCE. Mars was also the Guardian of agriculture and the ancestor of the Roman people through his sons Romulus and Remus who founded Rome and so March marked the start of the farming year also and rewards hard work undertaken now within six months.

The month is good for courage, action, passion in any aspect of your life and rekindling love in a relationship that has become routine or indifferent, overcoming obstacles, for physical strength and independence, self-confidence, strong identity, innovation, assertiveness and the power to move life forward. March also favours action packed holidays and getting fit, tackling bullies or inequality, initiating or launching new projects of all kinds especially business or an innovative scheme and getting rid of whatever or whoever holds you back.

Since this was the first month in the old calendar and the third month in the modern calendar and is the month named after the Roman God Mars, it is under the guardianship of Michael the Archangel of the Sun and so an excellent month for positive new beginnings, of Sachiel the Archangel of expansion, promotion and leadership and success by reaching out for what you most want and need and Camael, Archangel of Mars who rides on his leopard to victory.

The angel of March is Machidiel (or Malahidael), the innovator and like Camael and Michael a warrior angel with sparkling golden-red halo and wings.

The colour of March is red, its gems and crystals orange carnelian, diamond, Herkimer diamond and the courageous undefeatable red and green bloodstone. The March flowers are daffodils, geraniums, hibiscus, hollyhocks, honeysuckle and tiger lilies and the incenses and oils most potent in this month are cedar, cinnamon and Dragon’s Blood. Iron or stainless steel is its metal.

Remember weather wise and personally it is said if March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb. So, go for it.

A Mars Iron Protection ritual whenever you need courage in a confrontational or abusive situation or you are being bullied.

You will need

18 paper clips, each extended and shaped into small horseshoes

Dried rosemary

A ceramic lidded jar

A small quantity of soil

A small dish of salt

Timing

The first Tuesday in March for 18 nights, for Tuesday is the day of Mars and then consecutively if possible.

The Spell

Happy, happy March.


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Happy Full Moon in Virgo

Happy approaching full moon in Virgo on March 1 or 2 depending on where you live in the world. Like January, March is a special month this year because it contains two full moons, the first at the beginning of the month on March 2 00.51 UTC and the second in balancing Libra, the Blue Moon on March 31 at 12.37 pm UTC.

The Virgoan full moon is the moon of health and healing, of striving for perfection, for completing any detailed matters and checking small print, for finding new employment especially if you have been jobless for a while, for developing skill with crafts, for gardening and protecting the environment and for keeping to diets and sensible exercise regimes, not extreme but gentle actions such as walking, swimming or cycling so you feel fit, harmonious and balanced.

Lady Moon in Virgo will also assist in reducing the effects of chronic illness or pain and any form of addiction, phobias or compulsion, for helping clumsy children or adults to become more coordinated and feel less self-conscious and for learning about natural remedies and removing the effects of the pollutants of daily life from your body.

The full moon in Virgo is ruled by Hamaliel the angel of perfection who tells you not to judge yourself too harshly or always try to put in 300% of the input at work and home especially if others are not grateful or take advantage of your high ethics and conscientiousness. Above all make this the month when you refuse to accept second best in any part of your life, rather strive for the best and in return ask for the best from others.

If you or a loved one is ill, try this ritual as the Virgoan moon wheels through the skies or the day or two after when the energies are still powerful.

You will need

Three white candles of ascending sizes set in a row, smallest to the left.
You can carry out this spell for someone else, naming them at the beginning of the spell and throughout it and then speaking on their behalf.

Leave the salt to absorb sickness and throw it away the same night before bed.
Happy Moondays ahead.



FEBRUARY 2018

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Chinese New Year click here

Pancake Day click here

Welcome to February click here

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February 13th 2018



Pancake Day!

It's Pancake Day !!

Celebrated in Catholic Europe and the United States, Australia and many other lands where settlers from Europe and Scandinavia travelled, as the last day of feasting and merrymaking before Lent, Shrove Tuesday on February 13 in 2018, is known also as the Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday celebrations which culminate on Shrove Tuesday.

Pancake Day, began as the day on which good Christians would go to confess their sins and be forgiven or shriven before the 40 days of Lent. The pancakes were meant to stave the hunger of the faithful while they waited for the Shriving bell to call them to church.

In Britain, the day before Shrove Tuesday was called Collop Monday. Then the meat which was forbidden over Lent was used up in collops or patties made with eggs and bread. Tuesday’s pancakes, much richer and tastier than those of today, used up the rest of the honey, fat and other little luxuries not allowed during Lent.

In 1620, the English poet Taylor wrote in his Jacke-a-Lente a fierce criticism of the carnival which he notes began with the ringing of a bell called the Pancake-bell whose sound ‘makes thousands of people distracted and forgetful of either manners or humanitie’.

‘Then there is a thing called wheaten flour which the cooks do mingle with water, eggs, spice and other tragical, magical enchantments and then they put it by little and little into a frying pan of boiling suet where it makes a confused dismal hissing . . . until at last by the skill of the cook it is transformed into the form of a Flip-jack, called a pancake, which ominous incantation the people do devour very greedily.’

The pancake eating was followed by a festival described by Bishop Hall in his Triumphs of Rome: ‘Every man cries Sciolta, letting himself loose to the maddest of merriments, marching wildly up and down in all forms of disguises; each man striving to outdo each other in strange pranks of humorous debauchedness, in which even those of the holy order are wont to be allowed their share. For howsoever it was forbidden by some sullen authority to clerks and votaries of any kind to go masked and disguised in those seeming abusive festivities, yet more favourable construction hath offered to make the believe that it was chiefly for their sakes, for the refreshment of their sadder and more restrained spirits that this free and lawless festivity was taken up.’

In the evening children would go from door to door begging and singing verses such as:

Beef and bacon’s
Out of season
I want a pan to
Parch my peas on.

Then they would hurl sticks and stones at the doors which were shut against them. The worst offenders were the apprentices in London.

Tradition says that if you eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and grey peas on Ash Wednesday you will have money in your purse all the year.


February 14th 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day




Happy Valentine's Day

St Valentine was according to popular legend, a young priest who defied an edict of the Emperor Claudius II that soldiers should not be allowed to marry as it made them poor fighters. St Valentine it is told conducted the weddings of a number of young soldiers and was executed on February 14, ad269, thereafter becoming the Patron Saint of Lovers.

It is said that while Valentine was in prison, he restored the sight of the jailer’s blind daughter and that she fell in love with him. Even more romantic myth adds that as he was taken to be executed, he wrote on the wall a message for his love: ‘Always, your Valentine.’

But the actual origins are more earthy. In pre-Christian tradition February 15 was the time of lovers at the ancient Roman festival, Lupercalia, which was held on the spot where Romulus and Remus were said to have been suckled by the wolf. The Horned Fertility God, in the form of the Lycean Pan or Lupercus as he was called in Rome, was central to the festival as he offered protection to the flocks from wolves. On this day, unmarried girls and young men performed love and sex rites in the Grotto of the She-Wolf in order to bring fertility to animals, land and people.

With the advent of Christianity, Christian festivals were grafted on to the old pagan rituals and gradually the celebrations on February 14 became dedicated solely to St Valentine and not his pagan forebears. There was a mediaeval custom on Valentine’s Eve of casting lots to choose a Valentine.

Young men or women would put into a container an equal number of names of the opposite sex and the chosen name picked out by a young man would determine his partner for the Valentine celebrations and hopefully eternal bliss. Young men would wear the slip of paper with the girl’s name on their sleeves (one explanation for the old saying ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve’).

February 14 has yet another love connection. It is the day on which birds are said to choose their mates, according to Chaucer’s Parliament of The Fowles:
‘For this was on St Valentine’s Day
When every Fowl cometh to choose her mate’.

If an unmarried girl saw a bird during the morning of February 14, it was believed that she would divine her future love. Most Valentine rituals were devised in less liberated days when the ambition of every maid was to find a husband. Nowadays many a young man is seen with his packet of bird seed on Valentine’s Morn.

If you see a hen and cockerel together early on St Valentine’s Day, it is a sign you will be married before the next February 14. The number of animals you see as you leave home will tell you how many months will elapse before the nuptials take place.

The old myths promise that if a girl sees a crow, she will marry a clergyman; a robin a sailor; a goldfinch, a millionaire; any yellow bird, someone who is well off; a sparrow, find love in a cottage, a blue bird, poverty and a woodpecker, quarrels. A wren portends the girl will remain an old maid and a flock of doves promises happiness in every way. In hotter climes, a parrot depicts a partner who will never stop talking and rainbow lorikeets a high maintenance love.

Valentine cards have flourished on both sides of the Atlantic as well as many other parts of the world. Love notes, often illustrated, began early in the Middle Ages and hand-cut illustrated Valentine messages have been found from as early as the 1500s. The first Valentine card was printed in 1761. The beginning of the penny postal service in Britain in 1840 caused the real expansion of the Valentine card industry.

Printed cards of the Victorian era were assembled by hand and very delicately created from lace, woven silk panels, feathers, pearls and multi-layers, often delicately cut and woven like cobwebs. You opened them out by lifting a central thread.

They tended to be very sentimental. For example, a John Windsor card in the possession of the British auctioneers Phillip’s bears the hand-written message:
‘If while my passions I impart
You deem my words untrue,
O place your hand upon my heart,
Feel how it beats for you.’

After about 1900, postcard Valentines, as opposed to the frothier confections, came into vogue. These were slightly more jovial though by no means risqué. One with a picture of Cupid declared:
‘Alas my Cupid looks so shy,
He is not really, nor am I.’

Another depicting a telegram said simply:

‘Wise date,
Can’t wait,
Be quick,
Love sick,
No joke,
Heart broke.’

A Traditional Valentine’s morning flower love charm

You will need

A yellow crocus or any small yellow flower

Timing

The morning of February 14

The Spell

Before you go outdoors on St Valentine’s morning, fasten the yellow flower in your buttonhole or in your hair, as you do so saying three times St Valentine, the lover’s friend, I ask this flower true love to send.

If you are already in love change the second line to I ask that my love will never end and if you have broken up with a partner, say as the second line, I ask that my lost love you send.

Greet the first three people you meet to stir up the happiness energies.

At the end of the day, scatter the petals to the winds.

A St Valentine’s seed ritual to make a slow-burning love grow

You will need

A container of seeds

Timing

Early evening on February 14

The Spell

A Traditional way of discovering who sent you an anonymous Valentine’s card.

You will need

A quill pen or any nibbed pen

Red ink

The anonymous Valentine’s card

Timing

Just before midnight on the first Friday after you receive the card.

The Spell

During the following week you will discover the identity of your secret Valentine-sender, either in a dream or in everyday life.


February 16th 2018

Welcome to the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Dog




Happy Chinese New Year 2018
Year of the Dog

Beginning on the Eve of February 16

It is especially auspicious for people born in 1958, also a Brown Earth dog year and of course for any babes this year and its energies last until February 4th 2019. Other Dog Birth years are 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018, but everyone will welcome the stabilising influence of the Year of the Dog. In addition, those born between 7 pm and 9pm any day of the year in any year have the Dog as their secondary Chinese Animal, so bringing stability to your other Chinese Animal sign and protection into your life.

Dog years are good for standing firm without aggression rather than confrontation, whether at home, work or in international affairs and for integrity in all dealings, personal and professional, loyalty and the building or restoration of trust. Beware however of rigid attitudes in others and those who easily take offence or who are spoiling for a fight and then blame you.

2018 is a year of focus, action and winning through high ethics rather than short cuts to success, responsibility to others and meeting or valuing someone who loves forever. However, betray the trust of a Dog and they will become suspicious of the world and it takes much to restore their faith in humanity and life and love.

Dog people are protective, loyal and honest and good friends in times of trouble, happy and popular because they are always willing to please. They may not seek leadership but are excellent at carrying projects and tasks through to the end and keeping to the agenda. Dog people include Voltaire, Sir Winston Churchill and Elvis Presley.


Happy February from Cassandra and Debi

Named after the Roman festival of fertility and purification held on February 15th, the festival of Februa became combined with the love and fertility festival Lupercalia held on the same day, from which we get St Valentine’s Day.
Februum means purification and so the festival of Februa involved cleansing and washing with water to bring the new Springtime energies into being and wash away stagnation and what needed to be left behind. This can be as relevant in the Southern hemisphere for a new start before the winter or when life seems to have hit a brick wall.

The Goddess Februa was mother of Mars, and Goddess of passion.

Indeed, many modern Valentine’s day customs derive from Lupercalia, that was dedicated to the goddess she-wolf Lupa, who suckled the twins Romulus and Remus, later the founders of Rome. On this day, unmarried girls and young men performed love and sex rites in the Grotto of the She-Wolf, in order to bring fertility to animals, land and people.

February is good for awakening new love and trust, for increasing good luck, melting coldness or indifference and planting the seeds of future success; also for any cleansing/purification of the home and your life especially after sickness or misfortune and also for driving away what is destructive or redundant

Barakiel (or Barchiel), the bringer of good luck, is the Angel of February and helps with reconciling differences, trusting intuition. combining two careers or interests, psychic development, changing bad luck, for dealing with any emotional matters and for overseas travel. Barakiel or Barchiel wears robes of blue and gold and has lightning flashing from his halo.

Avoid in February if possible, encounters with officialdom, committing yourself to binding contracts if you have doubts, matters involving logic or attention to detail, people who are manipulative or dishonest and those who show excessive emotions, sentimentality or changeability according to who is present.

The colours of February are white and mauve.

The crystals are amethyst, coral, bloodstone and all fluorites.

Incenses and oils include honeysuckle, sweet grass and lotus.

Its flowers are daffodils, early spring flowers, water lilies and wisteria.

2018 is not a Leap Year and so this February has only 28 days. Leap Year did not really come into being until the advent of the Gregorian calendar in England in 1752 and almost two hundred years earlier in Europe. It occurs on February 29 when the calendar contains an extra day every four years (when the last two numbers in the year date can be divided by four). This is to put the astronomical calendar back into synchronicity.

There is no full moon in February as January had two full moons and the next one is at the beginning of March, so as the second month of the year, the number of balance, February 2018 should be a very harmonious month.

A Barakiel Angel of February ritual for bringing the good fortune you most need.

You will need:

Five white candles as a pathway on a table, with a mirror propped on the table, so the reflected candle pathway continues in the mirror as well in actuality on the table.

Timing:

Any time in February after dark, with no other light in the room.

The Ritual:

Happy, Happy February.


JANUARY 2018

IMBOLC & LUGHNASSADH 2018, beginning on the eve of January 31 in the Northern hemisphere.... Read here

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Happy Full Moon in Leo

Happy Full Moon in Leo from Cassandra and Debi.

The full Moon in Leo on January 31 at 13.26 UTC is not only a rare Blue Moon, the second full moon in January and so especially magical, but a total lunar eclipse/ On the eclipse what we no longer want is carried away in the darkness and new beginnings return as the light grows once more. It is said in myth that on a blue moon, blue moonstones are washed up by the incoming tide and so contain the power to grant wishes.

January 31 is also the beginning of the early Celtic Spring Imbolc when in the Northern hemisphere the Maiden Goddess Brighid melted the winter snows with her willow wand. In the Southern hemisphere it is Lughnassadh the first harvest when the Grain and Solar God Llew transferred the remaining warmth of the sun to the Earth Goddess Eriu and willingly offered his life for the harvest.

The lunar eclipse will be visible in large parts of the US, Australia, North Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, the Indian Ocean and Pacific, but even if you cannot see it you will feel its energies. So, check the eclipse time in your region and in the darkness bury a symbol or faded petals to represent the endings and then empower white or clear crystals by leaving them under the full moon after the eclipse, one for each new wish or beginning. Carry the crystals through the month ahead as a talisman.

The next Blue Moon is visible on March 31 2018, but then there is not another until October 31 2020 and again on August 31 2023, so being a rare occurrence, hence the saying once in a blue moon. It is also a super moon, passing close to the earth and so especially powerful. With all these converging cosmic and earth energies, the Leo full moon is welcome indeed for a surge of energy and determination.

Often called Snow Moon or Hunger Moon in Native North America, names normally applied to the February full moon, though this year there is not one, the Leo full moon says hold in there, better times are coming.

Verchiel, the golden joy bringer who is surrounded by sunbeams is the angel of this full moon and he offers us the power and courage to move things forward in a dramatic and joyous way, so we can strive for what constitutes for us happiness, success and most importantly fulfilment.

A powerful moon for reaching out dynamically and without doubt or fear of failing or falling. Try this ritual for whatever you most want to attain and let none cast doubt or scorn on your dreams. All things are possible if we dare to dream and then strive without ceasing or doubt to make that dream reality in our life.

Happy Moonday.


 IMBOLC (Northern Hemishere) and LUGHNASSADH  (Southern) 2018

Welcome from Cassandra and Debi to the approaching festival of Imbolc beginning on the eve of January 31 in the Northern hemisphere, the first stirring of life after winter, the fire in the belly of the maiden goddess Brigit as she melts the winter snows with her willow wand, marking the return of lighter and warmer days. These will hopefully come to fruition at Lughnassadh the first grain harvest six months later.

Imbolc is the time to awaken passion for life, love, health and joy, the tentative growth of new beginnings psychologically and emotionally, light in the darkness that became Candlemas, the Christian festival celebrated on February 2, the final day of Imbolc.

If you doubt or the days of your life seem dark, reach across the world to absorb the warmth of the mirror festival. For in the Southern hemisphere we celebrate the Festival of Lughnassadh, in the old traditions the willing offering by the Grain god of his life cut down as the last sheaf, to be made into the first bread of the first harvest, Christianised as the Lammas loaf on August 1. This willing sacrifice symbolically ensured the continuing growth of the land in the year ahead and that the people and animals would have sufficient to survive the winter until Imbolc.

Wherever you live in the world, the Lammas energies warn there may be necessary sacrifices and endeavour to make your dreams to bear fruit. If life is unfair, dark and hopeless, reach across the world and let the maiden goddess Brigit according to the old myths imprinted deep within us, melt your sorrows , letting fears, obstacles and doubts likewise flow away.

Though all may not have flourished in our personal harvest, in their place, we can plant the seeds of new plans we can nurture in the months ahead. Then with diligence and sheer hard work not miracles, we can reap the rewards not of bounty falling from the heavens as we sit in our deck chairs and pray for a divine next day delivery of riches, but savour the fruits of our own well-earned endeavours.




Happy Full Moon in Cancer

Happy New Year Full Moon in Cancer from Cassandra and Debi on January 2, at 02.24 UTC which means in some parts of the world it will be visible on the night of January 1 and so a true New Year Moon. It is also a Supermoon when the Moon passes especially close to the earth. There is a second full moon, also a Supermoon on January 31 at 13,26 UTC known as a Blue Moon because it is the second full moon in the month and so January is a month of power.

This first full moon in January is known among the Native North Americans as Wolf Moon because the wolves could be heard howling at Mother Moon at the hungriest time of the year, the time of the clan sharing whatever they had left. Wherever you live in the world the Full Moon in Cancer is a moon to recall those who have not, not just materially but who are alone, estranged or far from family and who as the Yule decorations are pulled down, see only the bleakness ahead. So, if you are safe within the shelter of close friends and family, spare a smile and maybe some practical gesture of help or the hand of friendship to those who have little or whose eyes reflect the sought or unsought solitude within.

The Cancerian Full Moon is ruled by Muriel the silvery Angel of dreams and realistic wishes you can make come true through your own efforts. Muriel rides her magical carpet through the skies and on this moon, anything seems possible-and indeed it can be if you come out of the shell of self-doubt and ignore the discouragement of those who gain security from you staying just the same, ready and waiting to fulfil their needs.

Call on this moon for happiness at home, for family, children and fidelity, for bringing imaginative projects into the public arena, also for keeping necessary secrets, especially love that cannot be revealed because one or both partners are not free, for conceiving a baby, for overcoming a relationship problem or betrayal, for major home renovations or refurbishing, for protection of the home and family, particularly against accidents or hostile neighbours.

Dare to dream and to do, knowing those dreams are attainable through hard work and perseverance to open new doors, even as old ones slam shut. Your discarded or not fully developed talents are waiting in the wings to dance centre stage and receive the long overdue accolades of your worth.

Dare to love, to reach out risking hurt and rejection and if you are turned down then there is a whole world of love and life and fulfilment and an ocean of adventure beyond the rock pools of limitation.

Finally reach out to make your own good fortune, remembering you have the total lunar eclipse and full moon in the achiever Leo on January 31-and another Supermoon to bring those dreams into reality, a powerful month indeed to start the new Year with a flying start.

You will need:

A smooth round white shell or white stone.

A permanent marker pen in green.
Timing: Any night leading up to the Cancerian full moon and/or full moon night or the day or two after.

The Spell:


Welcome to January 2018

January is ruled by Janus, the Roman god of gates and doorways, who has two faces looking in opposite directions, sunrise and sunset, endings and beginnings. In January, we step through the door from the past, remembering we still carry aspects of the past within us, good and bad, good memories, experiences that have shaped us, all those plans started in 2017 we can bring to fruition this coming year.

The most important thing to leave behind as we step through the doorway are those burdensome redundant voices in our head, the garbage from years past or venom spit recently towards us that clutters up our thinking and fills us with doubts that we can succeed. You always fail, the words drone on even at 2am when we cannot sleep, the old put -downs of negative parenting, disparaging teachers, destructive exes, jealous colleagues rekindling dusty doubts in our minds. Why should this year be different -and the first slip in our fledgling resolutions brings a flood of Told you so from those cobwebby ghosts gloating on our shoulder.

Better, every time we doubt or slip back into an old habit, fear or situation we resolved to leave behind with the chiming midnight New Year bells, to tell the detractors and distractors, many long dead or gone from our lives, firmly and loudly to shut the door as they scuttle back to the shadows.
And consider, if those people are still dragging you down, whether you actually need them around.
This month, let the temporary setbacks go, do something small to make yourself feel good again and start again from that point. New Year resolutions aren’t a once and for all, all or nothing, but a step by step. Make January the month of each day bringing a new chance to get it right, so by February you are striding ahead confidently towards your new goals.

If the New Year resolutions are already proving too hard, maybe you were asking the impossible of yourself, whether fitness, diet, quitting bad habits or fears or making major life changes before you are fully ready. Take it slower, reassess what is realistic and a sensible time scale given all the responsibilities and stresses you have already and above all focus on what you really want for the year ahead.

As January progresses we move into the sway of Cambiel, the Guardian angel of your personal identity and blueprint, who advises us to step back from unnecessary emotional pressures to be or do what others expect, not least those pressures we impose on ourselves through regurgitating messages cast up from our subconscious that should long since have been blown away by the passing of many New Years.

This is your January, your future, your life a garden to be planted with whatever to you is beautiful and of worth and the choking weeds that hold back the growth can be gently but firmly pruned, especially if those doubters live on in your lives and you have to see them regularly.

To grow your own lovely future slowly and in the way you choose take a tub of sunflower seeds or seeds from any golden flower, flowers of Michael, the Archangel of this first month of the year.

May your January be filled with inner if not outer sunshine.




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