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This is the day when the period of light and dark are equal, heralding springtime planting
This is also a celebration of the Saxon goddess of fertility...Eastre. Eggs and rabbits
It is interesting to note why the date for the Christian holiday of Easter moves
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March Tarot Special
I often receive emails from people who are looking for quick answers to provide unique insight to a single question. Although I'm not able to respond to every email that comes my way, I've chosen a few questions to answer here using a two-card draw.
Marcie: "Will my boyfriend & I get married this year?"
Yes, Marcie, and it's going to happen faster than you think. This year will find you blessed with a celebration.
Tammy: "Will I get pregnant this year?"
Knight/wands Ace/cups (R)
No, Tammy, not this year; and even if you did, you most likely would not be able to carry this pregnancy through. When the time is right, nature will take its course.
Allan: "Will my mother & I ever reconcile?"
2/pentacles The Empress (R)
Not in this lifetime. There appears to be such an imbalance within the dynamics of this relationship that by the time it's straightened out, it most likely will be too late. On the other hand, if you feel an urgent overwhelming need to reconcile, drop everything and do so now-- quickly.
Jake: "Will my current health problems stabalize?"
No, your health issues, if anything, will be more tumultuous this year. The fallout from these new developments will be an issue with medical bills and your insurance company.
Bea: "Will my husband & I resolve our issues?"
It looks like your marital issues may be resolved permanently, through legal action. It also appears that someone is up to some sneaky behavior, best lay things out on the table right now. It's time to divy up property and belongings and move on.
The following is an excerpt from an actual online (emailed) tarot reading. Names have been changed to protect my client's anonymity.
What do the cards hold for *Stacy*?
This is the card of fertility, femininity, female issues, feminine power, the maternal-- It’s the Virgin Mary standing on a crescent moon, which in essence is the Goddess, though most people don’t realize this. The image of a spiral comes to mind again-- in the first group of cards, this is how I viewed the two diverging paths, but this is a single spiral, a solitary path, your path, one you need to explore to discover the next phase of your life. I’m also picking up from this card: a spirit that stays close to you, perhaps subtly influencing some of your decisions; you’re psychic, or you dream dreams with a psychic bent to them-- and this can be how the spirit influences you. I feel that it’s either a loved one who’s passed or a spirit guide. You may have a spirituality about you, or deep thoughts on the subject, that you haven’t shared yet with anyone.
2/swords ® Queen/swords ® 7/swords ®
On my…so many swords and all of them reversed.
Let’s start off:
First, the two of swords…you’re at a crossroads in your life, and just like the blind-folded figure on this card, you can’t decide which way you want to go. You’re also walking a tight-rope, meaning you’re going to have to ditch the blind-fold in order to take a good look at all your options. You can’t afford to step into a situation without being prepared to face all the consequences. And you can’t hold this position forever, you have to make a decision when it’s put before you, and it may not be an easy decision to make-- the important ones rarely are.
This Queen traditionally represents a solitary female figure-- the widow, the divorcee, the independent woman, an intelligent woman, often a professional woman. This Queen puts on a stronger front than the other Queens. She hesitates to show any sign of weakness and sometimes comes across as a much cooler and more aloof person than she actually is. This Queen feels deeply and can be wounded much more easily than anyone would ever guess.
In order to discover love, you have to be willing to open yourself up, and this is very tricky, because in doing so, you are also opening yourself up to the possibility of being hurt. It’s an unusual balance between being strong and protecting yourself, and being pliable enough to allow someone into your heart. The older a woman gets, the less willing she is to do this.
If this Queen is not you, but a woman in your life-- she is a woman who has the capability to make your life a living hell.
The seven of swords…bickering, confrontations, victory at a price-- all traditional meanings of this card. I always tell people, when this card comes up, to choose your battles wisely in order to conserve your strength. You can’t take on the entire world, just take on enough of it to make your own little corner cozy and livable.
I also see in this card: a sly fox, someone you shouldn’t necessarily trust-- kind of like a weasel in the hen house; distance-- distance between you and a group of people…emotional distance, an inability to agree, a distrust (rightfully so), plotting, backstabbing. If you’ve been in an active argument or disagreeable situation with a group of people, and you feel you’ve resolved the issue-- don’t think it’s over yet. Awareness is a great advantage.
I wish I could have said, “I see a tall, dark, handsome stranger.”; but I don’t. I see personal issues for you to work through, which come first, and are so much more important to your well-being. Also, when The Empress comes up, and with it all these swords, I advise my female clients to watch their health closely in regards to feminine issues-- don’t cancel your mammogram or put off your yearly pap test. This is not something to be alarmed by, just the powers that be tapping you on the shoulder so that you don’t forget to take care of yourself.
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For the month of March,
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Chakra: sacral, spleen
Beneficial for: infertility, emotional trauma, self-confidence, concentration, perception, analytical abilities, aura stablization, negative-energy transformation, emotional disease
Green Agates assist in resolving disputes, enhancing mental and emotional flexiblity, and improving your decision making abilities.
Apple Aura Quartz
Beneficial for: multidimensional healing, cleansing and enhancing the organs, immune system, bringing the body into blance, energy enhancment
Wear this crystal to cut energy drains and to overcome psychic vampirism
Zodiac Sign: Tuarus
Beneficial for: fluent speech, judgmentalism, forgivness, compassion, mental dexterity, detoxifying, pain, arthritis, eyes, liver function, relaxation, fertility, gout, heart problems claustrophobia, nightmares
This stone induces deep meditative states, promotes love of the truth, optimism, and personal insight. This stone assists in looking at egotistical motives in the past and the effect that has had on your development, heals your inner child, releases blocked emotions, helps to overcome compulsive thoughts, and stimulates acceptance of yourself and others.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Chakra: Earth, heart, harmonizes all
Beneficial for: self-healing, emotional wounds, past trauma
This stone is manufactured from the volcanic ash of Mount St. Helens. The Gaia Stone is named for the ancient Greek Earth mother goddess and is also known as the Goddess Stone. This stone is said to link to the devas and to the soul of the Earth. It will bring prosperity, stimulates healing, and promotes campassion and empathy.
"In general, crystals and stones used for healing are used in a variety of ways…They are worn on the body as pendents, rings, etc.; carried on the person in pockets, mojo bags, and such; used as healing pendulums suspended above the affected areas; placed directly on the affected body part or placed on the appropriate chakra; and sometimes they are used to create healing tinctures that are taken internally, applied to affected body areas, or sprayed around a space..."
For more information on crystals & stones, cleansing crystals, using crystals in your home, and correspondences for crystal magic,
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Spell of the Month
Mundane women of the world grasp at fancifully advertised chemical preparations to keep themselves beautiful-- the Witch goes beyond that. She knows that sometimes to achieve beauty and perfection, you have to get your hands dirty...
Shed Your Skin Spell
This spell takes advantage of the energy of three creatures who change or freshen their appearance by literally coming out in a new skin: the cicada, the moth or butterfly, and the snake. And you’re going to be using in this spell one of three things: the shed skin of a snake, the open and empty cocoon of a moth or butterfly, or the abandoned skin of a cicada.
Shudder now and get over the ‘ick’ factor-- real magic requires girding up your loins and getting your hands dirty once in a while-- as the gray witch will tell you.
Day: Friday-- associated with Venus, beauty, and love
1. The dried shell of a cicada, a snakeskin,
This spell works on the refreshing metamorphic energy of the creatures listed here. It also works on the mind and what you see, or what you think you see. This spell is not an instant facelift, but rather, it changes the perception of how others view you and how you view yourself. It will give you the illusion of beauty and youth.
After the basic preparations are in place, the candles lit, the incense going, place upon your altar the fireproof bowl. Drop within it the insect skin, cocoon, or the snake shed and light it afire-- you may need a bit of a flammable oil sprinkled on the top to get it going.
When the fire has gone out and the remains have cooled off a bit, using your pestle, crush what’s left into a pulp, adding a few drops of rose oil and drippings from your pink or white candle until you get a good consistency with a nice scent. Now take it in your hands-- yes, in your hands-- and roll it into a ball…drop this treasure in the red flannel bag.
Keep this bag in a secret spot, and on the evening of a full moon bring it out when you are alone in a darkened candle-lit room. Stand before a mirror, calling to the changing energy of the creature whose remains are in the bag. Wave the bag in a gentle back and forth motion before your face, saying:
“By the power of the creature here,
This spell is from:
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Powers: protection, money, love, fedelity, exorcism, success
"Two Leaved"...If you find a two leafed clover, you'll also find a lover.
"Three Leaved"...the three leafed clover, also known as the 'trefoil', is worn as a protective amulet.
"Four Leaved"...leads you to treasures and riches, protects against insanity, strengthens psychic powers, and detects the presence of spirits.
"Five Leaved"...attracts money.
White Clover...breaks hexes and curses, wear it and scatter it about your property for this purpose.
Red Clover...used in lust potions, to banish negative spirits, and to aid financial matters.
Powers: protection, rain-making, luck
Heather, particularly white heather, is carried to protect against an assault. Heather is burned with Fern to bring rain; and heather is used to attract spirits.
Dittany of Crete
Powers: manifestations, astral projection
When burned Dittany manifests spirits, their image said to rise above the smoke. Mix equal parts of Dittany with vanilla, benzoin, and sandalwood to create an astral projection incense. The juice of Dittany is said to repel poisonous creatures, so use it accordingly.
Herbs for Luck:
allspice, cabbage, calamus, daffodil, fern, holly, Irish Moss, Lucky Hand, nutmeg, persimmon, poppy, rose, star anise, strawberry, vetivert
Herbs to Induce Visions:
angelica, coltsfoot, crocus, damiana, kava-kava
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Elder Flower Sweet Bread
1 large egg
1 teaspoon orange blossom extract*
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons brandy
1 cup self-rising flour*
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups elder flower heads
2 mint leaves, finely chopped or crushed
juice of one lemon for garnish
sweet cream, for garnish
Mix the egg, orange extact, honey, and brandy in a bowl. Stir in the four and cinnamon. The batter should resemble slightly thick pancake batter. If the batter is too thin, add a little more flour, too thick, add more brandy or orange blossom extract. Fold in the elder flower heads and mint leaves.
Heat the griddle, then drop a sprinkle of water on it. If the water dances, the griddle is ready. Add oil to the griddle and heat. Fry the batter like pancakes on the hot griddle (or drop by the teaspoon into a deep fat fryer and fry until golden brown).
Sprinkle with some orange blossom extract and the juice of a lemon, or top with fresh sweet cream
*Note: If you are not using self-rising flour, add 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt to all-purpose flour. Orange blossom extract can be purchased where liquor is sold.