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Happy Beltain and Samhain

29th April Update

Happy Beltane and Samhain.

The time rapidly approaches for Beltane in the Northern hemisphere and Samhain in the Southern hemisphere, mirror images and two halves of the same whole.

At Beltane and whether the blossoming earth is pulsating all round us and the flowers dancing beneath our feet or it is a twenty four hour plane ride or eye blink away in cyber space, we gladly risk all for happiness and fulfilment, leap over twin fires or light our two red candles and make them sparkle with salt to welcome future generations; drawing the same time on the visions of the Samhain fireside of the ancestors on the other side of the world, we are assured we carry within us their hopes and their wisdom to our children’s, children’s children, whether our own or those we influence.

At Samhain, on the other side of the world co-existing is the beginning of the old winter, where we sit by single soft amethyst candlelight into which we drop grains of sage. We break with echoes from the past that hold us back, drawing across the globe from Beltane, the start of the ancient summer, creative impetus, germinating stars of our future growth and dreams. We create from what has been lost and let go what stands in the way of claiming or reclaiming our power. Though death is ever-present in the world we need not cower in the shadows but rejoice in every day we are granted, a blessing and a bonus; as we look up at the fires of the ancestors in the stars we know that those hundreds of years hence will still wish upon the stars and rejoice at the seasons turning.

Samhain’s Jack o’ lantern whom the loveliest of Irish Morrigu Fate sisters three times in his life asked to go with her across the river of death to immortality, was too afraid; so he walks between worlds with his small light, recalled as the Samhain pumpkin. But six months later 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, twins separated only by a world turn, are both equally within us and the choice who to follow is not always easy. For 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. If we plant and reap in their own seasons and do not seek to change what is inevitability, then we will live authentically, beautifully and eternally in the winds, the waters, in our words, our kindnesses, in those we try to influence for the better, in our recalled idiosyncrasies and unique foot and blueprint and the newly blossoming flowers of summer and the falling leaves of the coming winter days.

To integrate Beltane and Samhain, wherever you live in the world, take two apples, eat one and say, I absorb Beltane fertility into my life to achieve what I most desire. Scatter pips and shred the core on soil to be absorbed in their own way.

Take the second apple and bury it, saying: I bury unfulfilled Samhain efforts to decay and transform in time to new growth. Even if your seeds do not take root, you have symbolically set in motion long term rebirth in your life.

We create from what is destroyed and rejoice in the promises of the ever-turning circle of life as the Wheel of the World turns joyously and eternally.

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21st April 2016 update:

Happy Full Moon in Scorpio on April 22 at 5.25am UCT

(check in your own time zones especially of you are ahead of Universal Time). It is also called among the Native North Americans, Pink 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, give me the impetus to move forward and the initiative to make my own small miracles happen every day. Leave your candles to burn through safely.

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, onyx, rhodonite, brown zircon, Desert Rose, black pearl or aqua aura seven times through an incense stick smoke in mimosa, pine or mint and ask for the strength and focus to make that supreme effort, sustained by this smallest but most powerful full moon of the year, 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 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 twelve months to the day I underwent the operation which it was not certain I would survive. Twelve months on, outwardly I am almost well again and am travelling the world, but inwardly I have lost much of my confidence, my certainty and no longer see my life path clearly. So I will wash my hands and face in water bathed in full moonlight and ask Mother Moon to help me leap up the waterfall and find myself again.



Happy April

18th April 2016 update

Happy April to all our readers from Cassandra and Debi

April springs fresh, 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 mat stolen from suburban patios to make their nests and already the first lambs are tottering across the meadows.

Once close to the beginning of the new year April scatters 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 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:


27th MArch 2016 update

HAPPY EASTER or if you prefer Ostara

Happy Easter or if you prefer Happy Ostara

Whatever faith we follow or wherever we live in the world, the spirit of Easter, named after the pre Christian Norse Goddess Ostara and the Anglo Saxon Oestre, offers fertility and new beginnings. So even if in your part of the world you are preparing for winter or your own religion does not recognise Easter you can still take energies from the festival for your particular rebirth. You can use the rebirth to make even small lifestyle changes such as a new diet or quitting smoking.

Answer any correspondence that is piling up. Deal with unavoidable issues. Change your routine so that you rise half an hour earlier, even if it is approaching winter where you live (you can always breakfast by candlelight). In the northern hemisphere enjoy the growing light, perhaps walking to work or sitting on your balcony or in your garden.

Initiate those projects you always meant to by first clearing out the clutter of old commitments or activities that you no longer enjoy.

Happy Easter

On Easter Sunday which is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, the only surviving Christian lunar related festival ,whatever your faith try these mini rituals that are drawn from many rebirth traditions.

Cleaning negativity out of your home

With increasingly busy lives and modern household appliances, we do not spend the hours our great-grandmothers and even older grandmothers did, working lavender polish into furniture, making soap or scrubbing floors with an herbal infusion. I can remember as a child in Birmingham, pounding the washing and rubbing polish in increasing circles into tables, chairs and dresser, worn smooth with age, until I really could see my face in them.

I have no illusions about the hardships of earlier times. But in using the old ways along with our very necessary vacuum cleaners and shampooers and where possible buying more natural herbal products rather than chemically packed ones we can tune into the physical connection of purifying the home in a deep instinctive way.

Psychic Vacuuming

The modern equivalent of the broom of our ancestors is the vacuum cleaner.

Washing away negativity

In spite of the amazing promises made by modern cleaning products, some herbs such as tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon and pine do have equally antiseptic and cleansing properties and smell beautiful. You do not need to make herb infusions or mixes to wash your floors unless you wish but can take advantage of the fragrances of essential oils added to hot water. Alternatively buy natural cleaning products that are increasingly available as people worry about the environmental effects of the over use of chemicals.


 

22nd March Update

HAPPY FULL MOON IN LIBRA

Happy full moon in Libra, a lunar eclipse on Wednesday March 23 at 12.02 UTC. The March Full Moon is sometimes called by Northern Native American nations, Crow Moon because the cawing of the crows heralds the end of winter or Sap Moon when the maple sap begins to flow.

This Moon in Libra is the moon of peace and peacemaking and the flow of new hopes, new promises, mutual respect and tolerance as well as appreciation for all who have tried to bring peace and harmony to the world. It begins with harmony within ourselves and then when we feel at peace and balanced, as the lunar eclipse passes so we can try to lift the shadows of intolerance, anger and bitterness and to respect the beliefs of others or try to persuade them with words not weapons that there is a better way.

At the Crow Moon we recall the story of the crow who once was a beautiful white creature with a melodious singing voice. But the world was cold and the world was dark for the sun was high above. So Crow said I will fetch down the sun and she pulled it down on its fire chain and the world was warm and light and every creature rejoiced. Crow’s beautiful white feathers were burned black and her wondrous singing voice was harsh, darkened by the intense smoke as she struggled to bring down the burning sun.

In time the people and animals forgot her sacrifice. Some mocked and said how ugly you are and how harsh your voice. Crow said, Better to suffer a little than to live your life in darkness. And so as this moon shines bright in Libra we recall Crow who brought light to the world and hope that the light may grow.


18th March 2016 update:

HAPPY SPRING EQUINOX in the northern hemisphere

Happy Alban Eiler, Ostara or the Spring Equinox, the festival of creativity, fertility and new beginnings.

Spring Equinox falls around the 20th March each year, in the Northern hemisphere, or around 22nd September in the Southern hemisphere.

Focus: Fertility and positive life changes, new beginnings and opportunities , for 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, for healing, Spring cleaning and casting out what is no longer of worth, welcoming the winds of change; rituals to cleanse the seas and air of pollution, for new peace-making initiatives of all kinds , also to encourage major attitude changes towards international, national and local issues.

read the full article here with special rituals

 


Happy Alban Elued, Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, a festival of abundance and of balancing gain and loss.

AUTUMN EQUINIOX in the southern hemisphere

Happy Alban Elued, Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, a festival of abundance and of balancing gain and loss.

Autumn Equinox falls around the 22nd September each year, in the Northern hemisphere, or around 20th March in the Southern hemisphere.

Focus of the period: The completion of tasks, the fruition of long-term goals, for mending quarrels and forgiving yourself for past mistakes, for recovering money owed and tackling and overcoming debt problems, for assessing gain and loss, for family relationships adult children, brothers and sisters 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 heath problems.

Globally rituals concentrate on positive steps to ensure enough food, shelter and resources for vulnerable communities and individuals, relief of flood and famine, protection of endangered water creatures, dolphin, whales and fish whose death involves great suffering; also for peace especially where initiatives are already in motion.

read full article here with special rituals

 

 


7th March 2016 Update:



SOLAR ECLIPSE MARCH 2016

Solar Eclipse magick

Happy Eclipse on March 8/9 depending on where you live. Even if you cannot see the full eclipse or a partial one, the eclipse energies fill the world and so by looking up the time the eclipse would be occurring in your region you can use its energies to cast off the old and bring new beginnings. http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2016-march-9

Mythologically eclipses have been described in China as a dragon eating the sun and arrows were fired against him. In Africa a snake was blamed for eating the sun. In Tahiti more benignly the sun and moon were seen as making love and unlike in many lands where it was feared, the eclipse here was a favourable sign. Those who could predict eclipses in earlier times wielded great power because they would promise to restore the sun in return for rich rewards.
The Japanese Sun Goddess Amaterasu Omigami was the chief deity or kami. She is compassionate and wise. However because Amaterasu is all-seeing and all-knowing, occasionally the behaviour of humanity makes her temporarily despair and return to her sun cave, causing an eclipse. Uzume goddess of laughter brings her back and shows Amaterasu her image in a pool reminding the goddess of her own beauty and worth.

According to myth, sunstone once formed part of the sun, which falls to the earth during a full solar eclipse. For this reason it was highly prized by magicians who used sunstone to attract wealth, Carry a sunstone if you can obtain one to make wishes in the week after the eclipse and thereafter leave it outdoors where light will shine on it.

A solar eclipse spell to move to a new life phase or focus

You will need:

A gold candle
Nine thin pieces of black thread and nine white thicker pieces.
A deep heat proof bowl half filled with soil.
Timing: Just before a solar eclipse, full or partial even if you cannot see it in your part of the world.

The spell:




LEAP YEAR 2016

28th February 2016 update:

Happy Approaching Leap Year, 2016, Ladies, when you can propose to your inert or unenthusiastic partner. 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.

The Irish St Bride or Brigit is implicated in legends of Leap Year, the day when where a woman may on February 29 propose to the man of her choice, traditionally if she is wearing red petticoats. A man who refuses the proposal must give a woman a green silk gown.

St Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, it is told, almost succumbed to he charms of St. Brigit of Kildare on Leap Year in the late Sixth Century when she demanded a kiss and suggested they tied the knot - he came to his saintly senses in time and paid her off with a frock or new wimple.

Another tradition says that on this day in 1228, the Scottish parliament passed an Act to say that their fair Queen Margaret might propose to any men she wished and unless they were betrothed would have to forfeit a hundred pounds if they declined. It is reputed she only proposed to married men and made a fair profit.

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. But nevertheless the legends take precedence over mere fact and the custom persists all over the westernised world.

In parts of Europe women whose proposal was declined by her chosen beau were entitled to twelve pairs of gloves to hide the fact she was not wearing an engagement ring.

If your beloved of either sex is being slow on the uptake try either or both of these on February 29

A cheeky enchantment spell to increase the love vibes with someone who is not getting the message.

You will need:

A mug for your would-be beloved. You can do this in the workplace, at home or even adapt it for a coffee shop.

Tea bag, herbal tea or coffee.

A spoon.

The Spell:

A Spell to increase the devotion of a workaholic partner, or one who is frequently absent or over-involved with friends, with hobbies or other commitments.

You will need

A box with a lid

Some earth on which you have trodden

A spoonful of sugar.

Marigolds or fast growing yellow or orange flowers

The spell


22nd February 2016 Update



Happy Full Moon in Virgo

Happy approaching Full Moon in Virgo on February 22 at 18.20 UTC.

This is the Full moon of Hamaliel, angel of perfection, high standards, ethics, honesty, hard work, perseverance and patience when the road is hard. In the modern world too often the step by step careful approach, checking details and using the correct spellings, adding up without a calculator and writing grammatically instead of text speak are disregarded as uncool or taking far too much time; when your phone can deliver a Luv U in predicted text why trudge through the rain with a bunch of roses for your beloved or pour out your soul in a poem that took a week to compose and then didn’t quite rhyme? Keeping promises, turning up when you say you will even if something more lucrative or exciting is on offer, if the weather is too hot or cold or there is an R in the month are old-fashioned virtues, but loyalty and reliability are the finest of Virgoan qualities.

In Ancient Egypt Nefertum, young god of perfection emerged from the first lotus on the first morning and thereafter recreated each morning the joy as well as effort of that first dawning as he returned in the early sunlight.

Pausing to chat to a lonely neighbour even if it will put us four minutes behind in our frantic schedule or stopping to admire the silvery moon wheeling through the sky without programming the remote control so as not to miss a minute of the silver screen canned laughter; showing a child a butterfly poised exquisitely on the flower, telling a bedtime story we first heard from our grandparents complete with growly voices instead of putting on the latest remastered Disney DVD, checking what is happening outside the I Pad, Smart phone cosmos, talking at dinner to those round the table instead of texting strangers about trivialities, Virgo reminds us not to seize but cherish each moment.

Finally this is the moon for bringing order out of chaos. If your life is a frantic muddle, cluttered with unfinished tasks and seemingly impossible deadlines, on the night of the Virgo full moon stop panicking and try this.

You will need

A jar of rice grains.

An empty bowl.

Timing

On or near the full moon night.

The Spell


18th February 2016 Update

 Happy approaching Full Moon in Virgo on February 22nd at 18.20 UTC.

This is the Full moon of Hamaliel, angel of perfection, high standards, ethics, honesty, hard work, perseverance and patience when the road is hard. In the modern world too often the step by step careful approach, checking details and using the correct spellings, adding up without a calculator and writing grammatically instead of text speak are disregarded as uncool or taking far too much time; when your phone can deliver a Luv U in predicted text why trudge through the rain with a bunch of roses for your beloved or pour out your soul in a poem that took a week to compose and then didn’t quite rhyme? Keeping promises, turning up when you say you will even if something more lucrative or exciting is on offer, if the weather is too hot or cold or there is an R in the month are old-fashioned virtues, but loyalty and reliability are the finest of Virgoan qualities.

In Ancient Egypt Nefertum, young god of perfection emerged from the first lotus on the first morning and thereafter recreated each morning the joy as well as effort of that first dawning as he returned in the early sunlight.

Pausing to chat to a lonely neighbour even if it will put us four minutes behind in our frantic schedule or stopping to admire the silvery moon wheeling through the sky without programming the remote control so as not to miss a minute of the silver screen canned laughter; showing a child a butterfly poised exquisitely on the flower, telling a bedtime story we first heard from our grandparents complete with growly voices instead of putting on the latest remastered Disney DVD, checking what is happening outside the I Pad, Smart phone cosmos, talking at dinner to those round the table instead of texting strangers about trivialities, Virgo reminds us not to seize but cherish each moment.

Finally this is the moon for bringing order out of chaos. If your life is a frantic muddle, cluttered with unfinished tasks and seemingly impossible deadlines, on the night of the Virgo full moon stop panicking and try this.

You will need

A jar of rice grains.

An empty bowl.

Timing

On or near the full moon night.

The Spell:


16th February 2016: A useful spell against negativity

Erasing the words and effects of a negative person from your life

When people hurt or betray us it is too easy to carry their barbs within our heart for months or even years and so not move on.

The Ancient Egyptians would erase the names of their enemies from statues or more viciously write the name on a pot and smash it. While their methods were harsh, based in hard times where survival was all, the principles of physically removing the names and images of those who still cause us pain in memory is sound.

Erase a nasty e mail or text using backspace so that the words are returned to sender. Take their picture off your social media pages and in removing all the pictures or comments, a tedious business you clear your energies, no viciousness, just taking away the hooks of days that can and should no more trouble you.

This is a modern version of erasing the words and effects of a negative person from your life.

You will need

Four candles in a row, the left one orange, then pink, purple and finally yellow or gold, the colours of sunset.
White paper and a pencil.

An eraser.

The Spell


HAPPY ST VALENTINE'S DAY

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:

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:

If you are partnerless on Valentine’s Day....A Spell all about ME!!!!!!!!

You will need:

A large mirror.

A picture board, lots of magazines/journals and pins or adhesive tape.

Timing:

Valentine’s Day

The Spell:

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 forebear. 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. 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, although in the United States the scope of Valentine cards has been widened to include family members and good friends as well as lovers.

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.’


HAPPY NEW YEAR of the MONKEY



Happy Chinese New Year of the Monkey

Welcome to the approaching year of the Fire Monkey that begins on 8 February 2016 and continues till 27 January 2017. Monkey years are good for enterprise, speculation, finding ways round obstacles and achieving the impossible, though they can reflect unstable business energies. Beware of instability also in personal matters and the breaking of promises.

Monkey people are quick-witted, inventive, versatile, humorous and with an excellent memory but can be unscrupulous and fickle with friends and colleagues alike. They include: Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens and Nelson Rockefeller.

The Monkey leaping around the 9th position on the Chinese Zodiac shakes up inertia with his curiosity, mischievousness, versatility and cleverness to turn any situation to his advantage, so a good year for speculation and taking a chance. But sometimes monkey energies can be too smart for their own good and so we have to beware not to allow the incredibly witty teasing and challenging everyone and everything often for the sheer fun of stirring the pot to tip over into unkindness and laughter at the expense of others. The Fire monkey redoubles the monkey magic and mayhem and means that those leaps of faith can lead to great advantage.

The Fire Monkey is the most proactive of monkeys, natural leaders if others can keep up and always competitive and one leap ahead. So excellent if you have been stuck or stagnant or others are holding you back. But beware of not becoming jealous of the success of others and so slow yourself down enviously watching them collect the accolades when you could be building up your own unique successes Sociability is the key of the Fire monkey and when focused the ability to turn disasters into triumphs and produce the odd small miracle. But be careful of having fingers in too many pies and leaving promising projects unfinished when they become more routine. The Fire Monkey has a huge potential for success but also for self-destruction.

All about Monkeys

Strengths: Curiosity about life and people, ingenuity in problem solving, dexterity of thought, being aware of place in family/social/work networks.

Challenges: Inability to concentrate, over curiosity in the affairs of others, trouble making.

Myths: The Aztec Spider monkey is linked to Xochipilli, God of flowers, dance and poetry. Those born on the day of the monkey in the Aztec calendar were considered to have a natural aptitude for the arts.

The agility and constant movement of the Spider monkey are equated with the wind through the trees. The monkey was also associated with Quetzalcoatl- Ehecaztal, Aztec God of wind. Dancing monkey statues wearing the mask of the god represented the whirlwinds that heralded the rainy season.

Monkey years are 1932, 1944, 1956(another Fire monkey year), 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028.

Secondary Animal Characteristics

We all have another side to our nature. This may be especially strong if you were born close to the Chinese New Year. The secondary animal can explain your conflicting feelings and alert you to hidden strengths. According to the time of the day or night you were born, your secondary animal can be found. The Monkey’s birth time frame is 3pm to 5pm.


31st January 2016:

Happy Imbolc 2016 (click here for Lughnassadh or Lammas in the Southern hemisphere)

Happy approaching Imbolc or Oimelc, the festival of early Spring in the Celtic calendar in the Northern hemisphere. Imbolc, the first stirring of life after the winter brings the promise of Spring returning in the Northern hemisphere from the end of January and early February.

If life seems unfair, dark and hopeless, know that already the maiden goddess Brigit is melting sorrows with her willow wand, letting fears, obstacles and doubts melt away. So it is a time for those new beginnings and to see as the nights get shorter the light at the end of the tunnel.

Try this ritual whenever you need light or hope, but especially at this time of year.

You will need

Sufficient white candles for one in every window.

A cup of milk.

A cup of ice.

Two small spoons.

Timing

Between January 31 and February 2 in the Northern hemisphere All dates go from early evening on the first day to early evening on the last.

The Spell

More about Imbolc here

 

Happy approaching Lughnassadh or Lammas in the Southern hemisphere

Happy approaching Lughnassadh or Lammas in the Southern hemisphere, the first grain harvest in the old Celtic world as January turns into February. Traditionally at this time the Grain God offered his life in the last sheaf of grain cut that there would be sufficient food for the people through the winter.

As harvest approaches in the Southern world, decide what you really want and the sacrifices you need to make to allow your dreams to bear fruit. For we need not sacrifice those dreams, rather give up what is not good for us and cease worrying over what never can be or can be no more, so we can take whatever we most need from the fruits of our past endeavours and make the future we want.

Try this ritual to focus on developing your personal harvest for the months ahead.

You will need

Long dried grasses or straw.

Red ribbon.

A round loaf decorated with the symbol of an ear of corn (draw this with a knife).

Red wine or dark fruit juice in a goblet.

A bonfire or hearth fire or a lighted orange candle and bucket of soil.

Timing

Between January 31 and February 2 in the Southern hemisphere.

The Spell

More about Lughnassadh here


Happy Full Moon in Leo



Happy Full Moon in Leo

Happy Full Moon in Leo, January 24 at 1.48.am UT, called the Wolf Moon or Lady Snow Moon.

Verchiel, the golden joy bringer who is surrounded by sunbeams, the angel of this full moon, 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. Lady Snow Moon welcomes her alter ego, the Leonine sun power, sunlight shimmering on ice as opposites fuse together, Fire and Ice, in shimmering hissing triumphant ice sparks.

A powerful moon for reaching out dynamically and without doubt or fear of failing or falling as the wolves call to their Moon Mother, knowing she hears. 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 dare to bring that dream down into our life like a shimmering moonbeam.

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HAPPY JANUARY To all my friends



Happy January 2016

This month is named after by Janus, the Roman god of gates and doorways who has two faces looking in opposite directions and gradually as the month progresses we are able to leave last year behind and move confidently in 2016. 2016 is ruled by Camael, Archangel of Mars, courage, strength and victory who rides on his leopard and this creates the energies for a more dynamic January than usual which if used for creating a new future rather than indulging in excesses is excellent. The rituals I have suggested below reflect these different energies and you can choose what feels right.

Wherever you live in the world January is good for leaving not only last year behind, but people and situations from the past that hold us back, excesses and bad habits , to reconcile two different people or areas of life pulling different ways, and for finding love after difficulty or when you had given up hope. If your New Year resolutions fizzled out then January is a new chance for you to get on track.

It is naturally especially with Camael galloping into the year, a time for caution in the face of temptation, but also by 20th he will be fueling those new energies for an invention, business, long-held dream or brilliant idea you know will be a money spinner once it is accepted by the world. Finally the month of January is ruled by the protective Archnagel Cambiel who guards over us and keep us from harm, not least our own mistakes.

These are my favourite January rituals so choose the one(maybe more than One) that is right for you whether your January is cold, dark or wet in the temperate Northern hemisphere or ,moving gently to autumn in the Southern.

Ritual 1

A January ritual for caution in the face of temptation, if your New Year resolutions came to nothing.

You will need

A fast burning bright yellow wax candle on a broad flat holder or tray.

A thin-bladed small screwdriver or paperknife.

A small paper or biodegradable bag.

Timing

Strongest before January 21 but can be used any time you feel tempted to excesses or unwise behaviour, a good rite for starting a diet or giving up cigarettes or any other excess.

Ritual 2

To begin or launch an invention, business or brilliant idea you know will be a money spinner once it is accepted by the world.

You will need

Five small electric flame candles if possible ones that change color.

Your idea or the name of your invention written on white paper in bright purple pen set in the centre of the lights.

Timing

21 January onwards is strongest but you can start it before if you want.

The Spell

Ritual 3

Cambiel Angel of January ritual to protect yourself and loved ones against all harm, whether theft, mugging, accidents, breakages or fraud.

You will need

An old bead or pearl necklace you do not mind breaking, on a tray.

A necklace length string

A box, an old padlock and key

Timing

Any time in January.

The Spell:

Finally a January 20 special ritual for lasting love.

Ritual 4

A St Agnes love ritual for a lasting love if you despair of finding the right person or if you have been married/in a permanent relationship before and have lost faith in love.

You will need

A pincushion or a square of folded cloth.

12 long pins in the pincushion.

Pyjamas or a nightdress (not worn for the spell).

Timing

St Agnes Eve, January 20, at 10 pm.

The Spell:



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