I have a special guest for you today! :)))) I discovered Michaela a couple months ago and asked her if she'd like to come and write an article for all of you. :))) Enjoy! Jasmeine
Hello! I’m Michaela from PennilessPagan.com. Jasmeine has been kind enough to let me hang out with you beautiful people today, and I’m so excited! Since my mantra is worshipping nature shouldn’t cost you a dime, I’ve decided to share with you a simple yet effective full moon spell called Paper Moon Blessing Spell! Let’s get started! =D
While the full moon is traditionally used for banishing (because the blossomed moon slowly wanes into a new moon, thus “shrinking” your troublesome issue), I don’t usually adhere to this formula. After all, magick is very personal! When I’m standing beneath that lustrous full moon, I feel invigorated and alive. The earth pulses beneath my bare feet. The wind caresses my skin as if the Universe is whispering to me, “Now is the time to cast!”
Listen, if the Universe is talking to me, I’m going to heed its message!
I’m guessing you probably feel the same way too—energized and enchanted beneath the milky glow of a radiant full moon. That is some powerful energy! Ultimately, magick is all about intention. If your intention is to draw something to you, it doesn’t really matter what lunar phase we’re in or what house Jupiter is controlling. What matters is that in your heart—nay, in your soul!—you KNOW that spell is going to manifest. THAT is the secret to successful magick—knowing you’ve got this!
Okay, Michaela. Thanks for the pep talk. I’d like my spell now.
Right. Sorry. Got a little distracted there.
What I love most about this spell is it requires only three simple things that everyone has on hand—a piece of paper, a pen or pencil, and a piece of string or ribbon. If you’ve ever been to my blog, you know I love me some free spellwork! ;)
So, here’s what you’re going to do: Cut your sheet of paper into a circle. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Using a pen, pencil, or marker, write your desires in a spiral pattern starting from the edge of the paper and circling toward the center (which will draw your needs to you). End your list of blessings with the phrase, “Three times three, I draw these to me!” For example, if you’re looking for generalized blessings you may write things like, “Happiness… Health… Joy… Laughter…Creativity… Abundance… Strength… Courage…Three times three, I draw these to me!” If you’re looking for something in particular, like a new job, you’ll want to write very specific characteristics of what you’re seeking. For example, “A new job that brings me a sense of fulfillment…that is within ten miles from my house…that pays me $18 an hour…that has friendly and welcoming co-workers…that has a supportive and understanding boss…Three times three, I draw these to me!” Just make sure you stay positive! Instead of saying, “I don’t want a jerk for a boss.” Say something like, “I want a boss that is friendly and treats me with respect.” Remember, we attract what we project. If you want positivity, you have to THINK positively.
After you have your desires all written out, take your Paper Moon outside or by a moonlit window. Once you’re calm and centered, take a moment to imagine your spell manifesting. If you’re casting for a new job, imagine your first day at work. Envision your new co-workers welcoming you. Imagine what your desk looks like. What scents float through the room. Picture yourself happy and enjoying your new career. If you’re casting for generalized blessings, envision what each of those means to you. Picture yourself happy and healthy, feeling alert and strong. Imagine your family enjoying a belly laugh over dinner. Envision abundance freely and easily entering your life.
Holding the Paper Moon before you, say the following:
Lunar Goddess, full and bright;
Grant me these blessings I’ve conjured tonight.
With the power of the moon, gentle yet strong;
I ask you, dear Goddess, to hurry these along.
As I stand in your luminescence, I feel your power within me;
As I will it, So Mote It Be! Using string or ribbon, hang your Paper Moon in a moonlit window for three nights, taking a moment each night to envision your blessings manifesting. Once the third night is complete (as in the following morning), tuck away your Paper Moon somewhere safe where it won’t be disturbed. I often hide spells behind pictures. Just make sure the picture is of something and not someone or else you may put a spell on them!
That’s it! A mere fifteen minutes and you’ve got all sorts of blessings coming your way! That’s quicker than ordering Chinese food! Not too shabby! =D
Thanks again to the lovely Jasmeine Moonsong for letting me stop by! I’ve really enjoyed my time here, and I hope you have too! ;) If you’re interested in more full moon spells, check out my new book
This is two stories in one. :))) For over a year now I really wanted to get an apple watch. One of the many reasons that I wanted it was for my health. I have an irregular heartbeat and low blood pressure so I love the fact that the watch records my heart rate every 10 second. It helps me to pay attention to what's going on with my heart and look for patterns. One pattern that I saw is that when I stress my heart rate goes through the roof, proof that stress is bad.
I was planning on saving birthday and Christmas money this year to put towards the watch as I really wanted it, however I fell into a deal that was too good to pass up on it a couple of weeks before my birthday which had me absolutely over the Moon. I switched to T-mobile about a year ago and I have never looked back so far they have been wonderful. I was in the Apple store admiring the watch for probably the 20th time and playing with all the different functions when I had a strong urge to go to T-Mobile at the same mall. Usually my guides have something to do with those out of the blue urges that come through when I'm totally enthralled in something else so I didn't question it I just went.
Along the way I was thinking that I would love it if someone dropped the watch down about $100.00 from what it was and had a payment plan for about $15.00 a month. Earl didn't think they would have them there but I made him come with me to check. He knows when I have something and am determined lol :))) I love that he always supports that. :)) I walked into T-Mobile and asked if they carried them and the man told me that not only did they have them but they were $150.00 off and had a payment plan for $12.50 a month. I just about fell over. I told the man I needed to think about it and would be back. Then Earl tried to control my high pitched excitement and 100 mph talking over the next half hour. The watch has been on my wrist ever since and from both a personal and business standpoint it helps me so much. I definitely don't regret it. :))))) I thought it was ironic how it showed up in a range that I thought of as acceptable and I could manage so that I wouldn't have to save up for over a year to get it. :)) Law of attraction and my guides at work I believe. :))))
So yesterday I was watching the horseback riding competitions and I was really calm for the first time in awhile as I listened to those horse hooves thump around the track. All of a sudden this blue flower appeared on my watch, really pretty. Rather than hit dismiss as I have in the past couple of days because life has been in hyper mode I actually stopped and paid attention to it. It asked me to spend a minute and breathe. Why not? I was comfortable and the horses weren't going anywhere so I sat with it and breathed with this beautiful flower that opened and closed for a minute. It was wonderful. :))))))
I am so beyond excited that a company as big as Apple recognized how important just taking a few moments during your day to breathe can be and how much it can improve your health by lowering your stress. It's something that I work with all of you on a lot and just to see New Age principles such as that, or what I identify as New Age Principles, going mainstream tickles me pink. :)))
If you have the watch I urge you to participate. You can set it for longer if you want to. :)) There's some flexibility with it that I love. It's default is for one minute every four hours I believe.
For those of you who don't have an apple watch, set a reminder somewhere to take a one minute break or do it by a certain time. Make a date with yourself several times a day to just breathe for a moment. You will be absolutely amazed how much good it can do.
It's an area that I need to work with as well and I am very happy that they added this feature. :))))