Sunday, September 30, 2012

Daily Message - September 30, 2012

original artwork by: xxPassion



"If you believe in miracles..
you will see miracles.

- Jasmeine Moonsong"



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sundays are ruled by the Sun, the center of our Solar system, source of light and sustainer of life. Today is a wonderful day for healing and you want to focus on personal security, strength, spirituality and success. It’s a great day for personal achievements of any kind.If you are working with stones today choose topaz, sunstones or diamonds for protection. Use pearls in crafting talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waning, third quarter in Aries. The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work except magick designed to banish harmful energies. The Waning Moon represents the Goddess in her Crone aspect. It’s a time to celebrate the wisdom gained through life. The Moon in Aries is good for starting things, but it lacks staying power. Things can occur rapidly, but pass quickly. People can tend to be argumentative and assertive. The magickal color of the day is Yellow, and the incense of the day is Hyacinth. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tarot Card Suits




Tarot Card Suits

Merry Meet :))

I know a few of you are just beginning to dapple in the art of reading tarot and I thought today might be a good day to go over the suits in a traditional tarot deck. :))) There are four suits in a tarot deck, Pentacles, Wands, Cups, and Swords. Each suit typically relating to an area of life. I say typically as there are many ways to interpet the tarot. This is one of the most accepted ways.

Correspondance to Life:
Pentacles - Health, Wealth and Physical
Wands - Creativity, Action, Passion
Cups - Love, Emotion, Empathy
Swords - Thoughts, Challenges, Observations

If you are working with a deck that does not have the symbols done like this and uses traditional playing card symbols, the next list will help you.

Playing Card Correspondance
Pentacles - Diamonds
Wands - Clubs
Cups - Hearts
Swords - Spades

Now I'll jump into each suit in a little more detail for you. :))

Pentacles - Pentacles correspond to the Earth Element. Some keywords for this suit include manifestation, form, money, aquisition, work, society, land, rewards, challenges, material world, conservatives, and taxes. This suit generally corresponds to issues having to do with money and work. It can also be representative of physical health. It relates to our home, our bodies, and our valuables. It's a very physical suit. This is a suit that is very grounded. It's not just about those physical things that we have, or that we may in the future but it's also about how other's will see us because of those items.

Wands - Wands correspond to the element of Fire. Wands are the adventure of live. They are your inner vision, inspiration, and intuition. As we take action they represent entrepreneurs, independence, philosophy, and spontanaity. They are connected to energy of the higher power. With their association with fire, wands are very passionate. They will help show what a person is willing to put their heart and soul into. This is that thing in life that you absolutely must do, regardless of the pay.

Cups - Cups correspond to the Water Element. This is the suit of our emotions, generally emotions pertaining to the heart. It shows relationships, creativity, spirituality, receptivity, intuition. It's the suit of how we feel. It can help to illustrate feelings in relationships both current and in the future. It's the suit that will help show the strengths or downfalls of these relationships. It can also help to show how a person is mentally, if they are elated in life, or if they may struggle with depression.

Swords - Swords correspond to the element Air. This is a suit that I don't particularly welcome when it comes up in my readings, although it can definitely shed some honest light on a situation. Swords will illustrate where conflicts are in your life. They represent our mind and our voice. These are the cards that pertain to what we say, how we say it, what we write, our methods of communications.

This is just a quick rundown of the basics that I hope some of you may find helpful. The biggest piece of advice I can give anyone when reading cards is learn to read with your intuition. Pick a deck that you absolutely love and when you start doing tarot spreads for yourself look at those pictures. What do you see in them? Rainbows to indicate hope, swords in the back to show betrayal, a ship in the distance representing something that's coming, how about that castle on the hill to show that happilly ever after. When I started reading I got so caught up in the meanings of the cards that I was extremely frustrated with tarot and questioned my gifts. It was only when my instructor made me put away my notebook of meanings and forced me to read the pictures, (yes forced is accurate lol) that I got it. By pushing me out of my comfort zone and taking away the "rules" I got comfortable with tarot and learned quickly. Once I learned the cards my way, by the pictures and my intuition, now all the meanings make sense to me. I hope this helps!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

P.S. The cards above are from the Mystic Dreamer Tarot Deck. It is the first official tarot deck I got, the one I learned on, and is still my favorite to work with today. :))))

Daily Message - September 29, 2012

original artwork by: Nxlam1801


"Have you ever seen those wonderful souls, 
who are capable of loving and cherishing every animal?
They are the ones to follow,
for the animals know when a person is being true."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Full Harvest Moon Blessings!

Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturdays are ruled by Saturn. Saturn’s seemingly infinite journey around the Sun connects us to a greater world beyond. Today is a day of wisdom and awareness. It’s a wonderful day to work on spiritual awareness and connection with the divine. Take some time to meditate today and connect with the universal energy. When working with stones today choose to wear turquoise, labradorite, or diamond for protection. Use amethyst in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is the Full Harvest moon in Pisces. The Full Moon is the time of greatest power and the perfect night for magick and ritual as it’s a night where energy is in abundance. The Full Moon represents the Goddess in her Mother aspect. She is fertile and abundant gaining knowledge. With the Moon in Pisces, the focus is on dreaming, nostalgia, intuition and psychic impressions. It's a good time for spiritual or philanthropic activities. The Moon moves into Aries at 9:14 a.m. The Moon in Aries is good for starting things, but it lacks staying power. Things can occur rapidly, but pass quickly. People can tend to be argumentative and assertive. The magickal color of the day is Black, and the incense of the day is Patchouli. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Friday, September 28, 2012

Staurolite - Fairy Cross



Staurolite - Fairy Cross

Staurolite gets its name from the Greek words stauros-lithos. Stauros-lithos translated to English means Cross Stone. If you look at the picture above you will see why it has that name. :))) It is also known as a Fairy Cross. The stone almost always has a formation of a cross upon it. The reason for the cross formation on this gemstone is from a process called crystal twinning. Crystal twinning occurs when two separate crystals share some of the same crystal lattice points in a symmetrical manner. The result is an intergrowth of two separate crystals in a variety of specific configurations.

This stone has been seen for a long time as a stone of protection and good luck. In ancient times it was given to children to ward off evil. Christians believed that this stone was the connection between Heaven and Earth. It was once believed that this stone was formed as a result of fairies who cried when they heard about Christ's crucifixion.

Staurolite can help to protect children from cramps, brain tumors, and cerebral or spastic infant paralysis. It can assist with the treatment of brain disease and issues with the central nervous system. When you have a fever or a headache you can use this stone to help alleviate it. It is also a great stone to help you to give up negative habits like smoking or drinking.

Staurolite is a very grounding stone. It can be helpful in diffusing stressful situations and lifting depression.

To cleanse Staurolite run it under warm water, then set it among clear rock crystals overnight to recharge.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 28, 2012

original artwork by: FictionChick


"When you read it takes you on a magickal journey. 
You are transported to anywhere you wish. 
Use books as your ticket
to allow your imagination to take you anywhere you wish."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, September 28, 2012

Fridays are ruled by Venus, a planet whose properties include, love, beauty, value and comfort. It’s a wonderful day to focus on relationships, love, romance sexual matters, friendships and partnerships. It’s a great day for new opportunities to come about. If you are working with stones today choose to wear emerald or cat’s eye for protection. Use rubies in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing Second Quarter in Pisces. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. With the Moon in Pisces, the focus is on dreaming, nostalgia, intuition and psychic impressions. It's a good time for spiritual or philanthropic activities. The magickal color of the day is Coral, and the incense of the day is Mint. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Learning to Recognize Signs From Your Spirit Guides




Learning to Recognize Signs From Your Spirit Guides


Merry Meet :))

So I talk about spirit guides a lot. :)) They are quite generous in sending you signs if you know what to look for. In a previous article I addressed how to hear your spirit guides. If you missed that article you can view it on my blog here: http://wiccanmoonsong.blogspot.com/2012/05/hearing-your-spirit-guides.html Today I wanted to address more of the physical signs that they might send you. All of us have at least one spirit guide. If you are on the path you are on, chances are you have many. From guardian angels assigned to you from birth who never walked on Earth, to ancestors, other spirits assigned to help us, Ascended Masters, and animal guides, you can be confident you are never alone.

Often times when they send us signs we will dismiss them as pure coincidence, or not even notice them. Once you realize what you are looking for, and start to look for them, you will start to notice the signs around you all the time. For me it has been an invaluable tool in my craft and I welcome their signs and guidance along my path. One thing to note is always remember to thank them for the signs. :))) It doesn't have to be formal just a simple "Thank you" will do. :)) Your intent, as always, is what matters most.

You should know that if you have a question for them, ask it! :) You will always receive an answer. It may not happen the instant you ask the question, but more often then not, I get an answer within 24 hours. Lately within an hour. You just need to be open to receiving your answer. After you start noticing you may get physical symptoms to go with your signs. For example, when I receive a sign I can usually feel a tingle in my solar plexus or my hands will start to buzz. It lets me know there's something I need to see, or confirms that what I'm seeing is not a coincidence if I'm questioning it. I usually get it a split second before the sign. So let's get into some specific examples.

Music - So you're driving around in your car and the first song you hear when you turn it on is meaningful to you. How about when you are thinking something and a song comes on the radio with an answer to your thoughts, or pertains directly to what you are thinking? Ever gone through your day and had a song absolutely stuck in your head? Next time it happens pay attention to the lyrics. When you are listening to music and songs seem to jump out at you, pay attention to the message and lyrics in that song. It's quite possible that it's a message.

Reading - Have you ever been drawn to a book and when reading it you realize it mirrors a situation in your life, or answers a question you have? How about articles you come across in magazines or online? I can't tell you how many of you have written to me asking if I can read your mind as I've published something that directly relates to a question you had. It's no coincidence. You were meant to read that article.

Animals - Animals are a sign I get very frequently. I recommend having a guide to animal totems and their meanings. You will recognize these animals for you will see them repeatedly, or it's a rare animal that you luck upon. These animals may also be a spirit guide for you but that's another animal. Here is a great website to get you started. http://www.animalspirits.com/ Those of you who have been with me for awhile know that the Red-Tailed Hawk is one of my spirit guides. I can't tell you how many times I've seen one at significant points in my life. I've also had him land really close to me and lock eyes with me. It's hard to explain but you will know it. Another example is my Grandfather who is also a guide for me sends me deer. They also happen at significant times for me. Usually after I've had one of those "aha!" moments on my path. :))) One more example is feathers. I find crows feathers on my doorstep all the time. :) Just a few examples. There are many more but I just wanted to touch on it a bit for you.

Numbers - Another way they will send signs is number repetition. Angels typically send messages this way. So if you see a number that keeps jumping out at you repeatedly don't dismiss it. For this I recommend a book called Angels 101 by Doreen Virtue. When you see a number repeating look it up in the book and see what the message may be for you.

People - Ever have a question and you overhear a conversation with the answer? Maybe someone will come up and just start talking to you with an answer to your question?

Intervention - Ever been made late or kept from something only to realize that if you hadn't been something could have happened to you?

These are just a few basic examples of the many signs that they send to you. The more you try to communicate and ask them questions the more signs you will receive. It really is absolutely incredible. I had an experience just the other day that illustrates this as well. I wrote about it on my blog. :))) You can read about it here: http://wiccanmoonsong.blogspot.com/2012/06/calming-rainbow.html



Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 27, 2012

original artwork by: Leafbreeze7

"Emotions are beautiful,
Allow them to join the beauty of the world."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursdays are ruled by Jupiter, the planet that signifies expansion and growth. Thursdays are a very strong day to work on issues of expansion, money, prosperity and generosity. Luck is in your favor on this day. If you are working with stones today choose to wear sapphire, cat’s eye, or carnelian, for protection.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing Second Quarter in Aquarius. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Aquarius is a rebellious energy. It's time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedomand individuality is the focus. The Moon moves into Pisces at 1:23 a.m. With the Moon in Pisces, the focus is on dreaming, nostalgia, intuition and psychic impressions. It's a good time The magickal color of the day is White, and the incense of the day is Clove. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How To Make Your Own Potpourri



Make Your Own Potpourri


Merry Meet :))

Making potpouri is a wonderful craft that can make your house smell amazing but can also be wonderful to give as gifts to others as well. It's also really easy! :))

- Collect flowers or herbs depending on your preference of scent that you would like to have in your potpourri. Get creative with it! Choose things that you love and play with the combinations. You may want to combine lavender and lemonbalm, or roses and mint. Keep in mind that you want to choose things that are visually appealing as well, we can add extra scent to it with essential oils later if needed.

- Once you have collected the herbs and flowers you wish to make a potpourri from place the on a screen, or a tray that is lined with paper towels to dry. They should be in a fairly warm dry area. Turn them over each day until they are dried completely. Another favorite method of mine is to string them up in bunches and hang them from somewhere. Mine hang on the doors of my cupboards in my kitchen in bunches. They look beautiful and make the kitchen smell fabulous as they are drying.

- Once they are dry you want to store them in containers that are light proof. You should store each herb/flower in a different container until it is ready for use. I use glass mason jars stored in a closet. When using jars you want to check for moisture. If there is moisture you want to pull the material out and dry it out again for an additional day or so. You can collect flowers and herbs over the entire summer.

- When you are ready to make the potpourri, you want to decide on a preservation agent to help keep your potpourri. Some good choices are orris root, calamus root, and oakmoss. You can also check your local craft shop as they have mixes you can use to help preserve your potpourri as well.

- Once you have the dried material you wish to use you can add oils to your potpourri. You can use one scent or blend scents that you wish for a custom scent. So when I use roses and mint I will add the essential oils of those. It's your choice what you use though. Play with it to get the scents you wish. Another one I love to use is a clean cotton essential oil. I use that one in my bathroom.

- Always keep a journal of sorts of what oils and materials you use for your potpourri. That way you will remember what you liked both in terms of scent and appearance.

- Add the oils to your preservation agent. Stir it in and keep it in a tightly closed container. Let it sit in a cool dark place for several days. After a few days open the jar. If you are happy with the fragrance add your leaves and petals stirring carefully so as not to break the dried material. Store ina jar in a cool dark place for several weeks. Every few days shake the container gently. After about 4 - 6 weeks it will be ready for use.

- Add your potpourri to containers to place about your house, or give aways as gifts.

The following is a recipe I found online that you can give a try. :)))

Easy Summer's Bounty Potpourri:
6 cups of mixed flowers you have dried over summer
Enough mint, scented geranium, rose leaves, lemon verbena or lemon balm leaves to make 2 cups
Place 4 heaping tablespoons of chopped orris root or chopped calamus root in a large glass container.
Add 8 drops rose geranium oil, 8 drops bergamot oil, 5 drops honeysuckle oil. Stir, close top and let mellow for a week.
Add the other ingredients, stir to blend, close container and let mellow for 4-6 more weeks, stirring occasionally.
If you would like a sweeter fragrance use a few drops of jasmine, rose or ylang ylang oil. Too bland for your taste? Add some crushed cinnamon sticks, crushed allspice or cloves, patchouli leaves or lavender flowers. To mellow, use dried sweet woodruff, cut vanilla bean, crushed tonka bean or cut vanilla grass.

Enjoy!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 26, 2012

original artwork by: Laveniia


“To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all.” 

― Oscar Wilde



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesdays are ruled by Mercury, the planet that’s magickal properties include intellect, versatility, travel and divination. Have any studying you need to do or need a day to travel, this would be the best day. Being an intellectual day pay attention to your thought patterns today. Today is a great day to work with your conscious mind and make things happen. If you are working with stones today choose to wear amethyst, star rubies, or lodestones for protection. Choose sapphire in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing Second Quarter in Aquarius. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Aquarius is a rebellious energy. It's time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedomand individuality is the focus. The magickal color of the day is Brown, and the incense of the day is Lavender. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Daily Message - September 25, 2012

original artwork by: Slow Chemical Design

"We are all children of the divine.
Embrace the Goddess within you."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesdays are ruled by Mars, the planet that represents war, courage and conflict. It’s a day to recharge your personal power. Today is a very strong day and the focus will be on passion, sex, courage and aggression. If you need to be courageous in something today would be the day to take that on. If you are working with stones today choose rubies, star sapphires, or emeralds. Use topaz for amulets.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing Second Quarter in Aquarius. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Aquarius is a rebellious energy. It's time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedomand individuality is the focus. The magickal color of the day is White, and the incense of the day is Ginger. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Monday, September 24, 2012

EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique



EFT
Emotional Freedom Technique

Merry Meet :))) Today I wanted to introduce you to a holistic healing method called EFT.  You can use this technique to heal yourself from a myriad of things.  It's especially helpful with addictions and fears.  EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. This is a technique that I use pretty frequently with really good results.

EFT uses a series of tapping with two fingers on several accupressure points while reciting a key phrase. It's a lot like an emotional version of acupuncture. The way it works is that the tapping stimulates the negative energy blockages and can help to release them. I'm going to walk you through a very basic EFT session then I'll give you a website where you can view a lot more in depth information. :))

The first step is to figure out what it is you wish to work on. So for instance, let's pretend you are afraid of spiders. You have a spot that's just under your shoulder blade on your chest that is sort of sore. When you find that spot tap it with two fingers and say "Even though I am afraid of spiders, I deeply & completely love and accept myself." Do this three times in a row and visualize your love and acceptance for yourself.

Now the next part you are going to tap on a series of points with two fingers while repeating the phrase. In this part you will phrase the item you are working on in it's negative. So in this example you would say "I am afraid of spiders." Repeat the phrase while tapping on each of the spots picture in the diagram. So for example while using two fingers to tap on the top of your head say "I am afraid of spiders." Then move to the position on your eyebrow and say "I am afraid of spiders". Work your way down your body through each of the points in the picture. Repeat this procedure from top to bottom several times in a row. This is just the basic example of how to do it.

For further instructions and more information I highly recommend the website done by the creator of EFT himself, Gary Craig. You can find it here:


http://www.garythink.com

This website has a series of video tutorials you can purchase if you are wishing to get certified.  However if you look down this page: http://www.garythink.com/eft, you will find Part 1.  Part 1 starts the free series of videos and information.  If it's something you are interested in, it's a wonderful resource.  

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 24, 2012

original artwork by: Galefry

"We are all beautiful. 
We must learn to see the beauty
in ourselves and everyone around us."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Monday, September 24, 2012

Mondays are ruled by the magic and mystery of the Moon and are days of peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility. The moon and humanity are intrinsically linked. The moon affects so many cycles in our lives like the ocean’s tides, feminine cycles, and seasonal cycles. Today, focus on accepting change gracefully, release your anxieties and past hurts and let go of your past. If you are working with stones today choose pearls, moonstones or crystals for protection. Use emeralds for amulets. .

Tonight's Moon is Waxing Second Quarter in Capricorn. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Capricorn develops strong structure. The focus is on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. It's a good time to set boundaries and rules. The Moon moves into Aquarius at 7:32 p.m. The Moon in Aquarius is a rebellious energy. It's time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedomand individuality is the focus. The magickal color of the day is Gray, and the incense of the day is Hyssop. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gnomes



Gnomes

Gnomes are the spiritual beings who inhabit the spirit realm of the element earth. Their name means "earth dwellers." Gnomes dwell on the first level of the spirit realm, they are close enough to the physical realm in order to easily interact with it. They absorb energy from the ethers and release the energy into matter giving it life. They are formless and typically invisible to the average person as they are energy spirits. They can take on the form of whatever they interact with. Those who have the gift of "sight" may be able to see them. When they meet a human who is able to see them they can appear short and stocky as you've most often seen them depicted.

Gnomes have a great sense of humour and are very clever. By tradition Gnomes were hoarders and protectors of secret treasures hidden in caves beneath the earth. Legends have it that they were reluctant to help and aid humans, but if you were to gain the trust of one, they could prove to be powerful friends. They like humans who are kind and honest and will often try to help these individuals. They can seem gruff and unfriendly, so if you do interact with them you want to try not to lose their trust.

In Wicca/Witchcraft Gnomes are called to instill confidence, steadfastness and endurance, but can also be used to bring about gloom, melancholy and despair should that be required. They also can sometimes be referred to as trolls or leprechauns. They have a great appreciation of material things and are very good to work with when conducting prosperity spells.

Other earth spirits include the dwarves of European faery tales, the bergbui (Teutonic mountain giants), the kubera (Hindu guardians of the north), and the simargl (Slavic guardians of all plants).


If you wish to work with a gnome, go to a wooded area, call to it, and wait patiently until it reveals itself to you or you sense its presence. Give it a small gift to thank it for its assistance. Gnomes love jewelry — the flashier the better — and quartz crystals. Bury your token in the ground as an offering to the earth spirits.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 23, 2012

original artwork by: AF-Studios

"The earth under your feet will sooth you,
the wind that dances by will recharge you,
when you sit outside on an autumn day,
like the leaves, your cares will slowly drop away."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sundays are ruled by the Sun, the center of our Solar system, source of light and sustainer of life. Today is a wonderful day for healing and you want to focus on personal security, strength, spirituality and success. It’s a great day for personal achievements of any kind.If you are working with stones today choose topaz, sunstones or diamonds for protection. Use pearls in crafting talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing Second Quarter in Capricorn. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon moves into Capricorn at 3:20 a.m. The Moon in Capricorn develops strong structure. The focus is on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. It's a good time to set boundaries and rules. The magickal color of the day is Amber, and the incense of the day is Juniper. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mabon Blessings! :))

original graphic by: Bastet


Mabon Blessings! :))))

Merry Meet :))) Today we celebrate Mabon, or the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn equinox is the day that the hours of the day and night are equally divided. Today is one of the last days of harvest and we pay our thanks today for the wondrous blessings we have been given all summer. This Sabbat is also sometimes known as the Second Harves Festival, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, and Cornucopia.

In Wicca, today we celebrate our aging Goddess as she moves from the Mother aspect to her Crone aspect. Tonight it's appropriate to wear your finest clothes and celebrate with a bountiful harvest of food. Tonight is we turn the wheel of the year and get ready to head into a period of rest, relaxation and reflection. Tonight is the perfect night to gather and dry your herbs, seeds, and seed pods. Celebrate tonight by taking a wak in the woods. Scatter some offerings for the animals and elementals of the forest on your walk. My son and I filled a cauldron with beautiful fall colored leaves, pinecones, and other little trinkets from the woods. We then added some sliced apples and cinnamon to the mix to make it smell lovely.

Tonight is a night of mysteries. In ritual tonight we honor the aging deities and the spirit world. It's also a night of balance. Stop the world for a little bit of time and enjoy what life has to offer. Enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the year. Celebrate you and your accomplishments! :)))) When you are doing spellwork or rituals tonight, it is the perfect night to work with protection, prosperity, security, self-confidence, harmony and balance. :)))

Deities of Mabon:
Goddesses: Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona, and the Muses
Gods: Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, the Green Man

Symbols of Mabon: Wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.

Herbs of Mabon: Acorns, benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passionflower, rose, sage, solomon's seal, and thistle.

Foods of Mabon: Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Incense of Mabon: Autumn Blend - benzoin, myrrh, and sage

Colors of Mabon: Red, orange, maroon, brown, and gold.

Stones of Mabon: Sapphire, lapis lazuli, yellow agates.

Have a Blessed Mabon!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 22, 2012

original artwork by: ChrisSweetArt

The cool crisp wind whispers in your ear,
and lets you know that fall is here.
Magnificent colors all around,
an abundant harvest is abound.
Tonight we celebrate the turning wheel
Be joyful as Mabon is here!




Mabon Blessings to you and Yours!!!! :)))))))))))

Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturdays are ruled by Saturn. Saturn’s seemingly infinite journey around the Sun connects us to a greater world beyond. Today is a day of wisdom and awareness. It’s a wonderful day to work on spiritual awareness and connection with the divine. Take some time to meditate today and connect with the universal energy. When working with stones today choose to wear turquoise, labradorite, or diamond for protection. Use amethyst in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing Second Quarter in Sagittarius. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Sagittarius encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. It favors expansion and growth. The Moon moves into Capricorn at 3:20 a.m. The Moon in Capricorn develops strong structure. The focus is on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. It's a good time to set boundaries and rules. The magickal color of the day is Indigo, and the incense of the day is Patchouli. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Friday, September 21, 2012

Daily Message - September 21, 2012

original artwork by: The Gemini Sage


"The ancient spirits are all around us,
in the flowers, the animals, the trees, and the air we breathe"

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, September 21, 2012

Fridays are ruled by Venus, a planet whose properties include, love, beauty, value and comfort. It’s a wonderful day to focus on relationships, love, romance sexual matters, friendships and partnerships. It’s a great day for new opportunities to come about. If you are working with stones today choose to wear emerald or cat’s eye for protection. Use rubies in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing First Quarter in Sagittarius. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Sagittarius encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. It favors expansion and growth. The magickal color of the day is Pink, and the incense of the day is Vanilla. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Aloe Vera

graphic by: Miss Alice


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is probably one of the best known herbal remedies for soothing skin irritations such as sunburn, rashes, frostbite and wounds. Aloe contains chrysophanic acid, which is highly effective in healing abrasions. It works by inhibiting formation of tissue-injuring compounds that gather at the site of skin injuries. It is very effective in soothing sunburns that some of us are likely to get with the warm weather we are having. Other skin uses include treatment of eczema, dandruff, acne, ringworm, gum disease and poison oak and poison ivy. It also is used to treat eczema, dandruff, acne, ringworm, gum disease, and poison oak and ivy.

To treat a burn, slice a plump aloe leaf lengthwise, and apply it directly to the skin. You also can scrape out the leaf's inner pulp, mash it with a fork, and apply the moist gel to the burn. If you don't use all the gel in the leaf, it will seal its own cut, allowing you to save the leaf and remaining gel for later use. Always cut the outermost, oldest leaves first, as the aloe plant produces new leaves from its center. A wide variety of commercial aloe preparations, including gels, soaps, skin creams, and burn remedies, also are available.

It is said that it can treat intestinal problems and menstrual issues. However this hasn't been tested completely and I personally have never tried it so I am hesitant to recommend it.
It is a protective plant and is very popular in househoulds since it is known to bring luck and prosperity.
Aloe Vera is ruled by the Moon.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 20, 2012

original artwork by: Vandyla


“As a lotus flower is born in water,
grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled,
so I, born in the world,
raised in the world having overcome the world,
live unsoiled by the world”

-Buddha




Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursdays are ruled by Jupiter, the planet that signifies expansion and growth. Thursdays are a very strong day to work on issues of expansion, money, prosperity and generosity. Luck is in your favor on this day. If you are working with stones today choose to wear sapphire, cat’s eye, or carnelian, for protection.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing First Quarter in Scorpio. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Scorpio increases awareness of psychic power. It precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive. The Moon moves into Sagittarius at 12:34 p.m. The Moon in Sagittarius encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. It favors expansion and growth. The magickal color of the day is Purple, and the incense of the day is Apricot. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gemstone Shapes




Gemstone Shapes


Merry Meet :)))

So as we all know certain gemstones are better for certain things, such as healing, types of energy, magick etc. Did you also know their shape can affect their usage? Today I wanted to run through some basic shapes that you may find gemstones in and their various meanings. :)

Round Stones: Round stones are related of the energy of the universe. They are key to spirituality and developing your psychic awareness. They are symbolic of the Mother Goddess. As such they are also symbolic of women. Round stones are linked to the female reproductive system. Round stones are an excellent choice when you need a stone to represent a woman, or women.Round stones are also very good to use in love spells and any magick involving attraction.

Long and Thin Stones: These stones are phallic symbols, and represent the masculine energy and the Great God. This does not necessarilly apply to quartz crystals or other crystallized stone points. These stones are energy stones and can be carried or placed on an altar to assist with energy. You can hang one on your door or mirror for protection. You can pair these stones with round stones when working love spells.

Egg Shaped Stones: Egg shaped stones stimulate creativity and help to open your mind. They can also be used to bring fertility to a ritual or in your magick. In the past people carried egg shaped stones to help them become more fertile. They also buried them in the gardens to help with fertile crops.

Square Shaped Stones: Square shaped stones are symbolic of the Earth. They are helpful in grounding and promoting balance and stability. They also represent prosperity and abundance.

Pyramid Shaped Stones: These stones can be a bit harder to find. Pyramid shaped stones will concentrate energy and release it upward. So for example if you need money, you may want to place a dollar bill underneath it and the visualize money flowing up through the pyramid and out the top.

Diamond Shaped Stones:  Are used to attract prosperity and riches.

Heart Shaped Stones: Heart shaped stones are symbolic of love. :) They can be used to stimulate love or draw love into your life. They help you to both receive and give love.

Triangle Shaped Stones: Triangle shaped stones are protective in nature. You can use them to guard yourself or your home. To guard your home place the in the windowsills.

L Shaped Stones: L Shaped stones are said to bring good fortune. They can be carried or placed on your alter to assist with good luck or prosperity.

Body Shaped Stones: Stones that resemble various parts of the body are used in healing that type of body. For example if you are working on healing someone with a kidney issue you may wish to choose a stone shaped like a kidney.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 19, 2012

original artwork by: Vandyla


"Allow the simple things in life to warm your soul,
and make you smile."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesdays are ruled by Mercury, the planet that’s magickal properties include intellect, versatility, travel and divination. Have any studying you need to do or need a day to travel, this would be the best day. Being an intellectual day pay attention to your thought patterns today. Today is a great day to work with your conscious mind and make things happen. If you are working with stones today choose to wear amethyst, star rubies, or lodestones for protection. Choose sapphire in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing First Quarter in Scorpio. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Scorpio increases awareness of psychic power. It precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive. The magickal color of the day is White, and the incense of the day is Honeysuckle. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Working With Angels



Working With the Angels

Merry Meet :)))

I have gotten this question several times, and quite frequently lately. I am asked as a witch or wiccan is it ok to work with the Angels. Everyone has their personal opinions, but mine is a huge YES! :)))) It's actually something I've wanted to help educate Wiccans on as part of what I do. My belief is that it really doesn't matter what religion you choose to call yourself, what matters is that you are spiritual. I am very eclectic. I am open minded to all the religions and I take what I am most comfortable with. While I definitely pay my respects and work with the Gods and Goddesses, I also work quite frequently with the Angels depending on what I am doing. Angels, Archangels, and Ascended Masters. :)))

I have worked with Angels ever since I was little. Making my official move to Wicca, they were not something I was willing to give up.  I don't see anything wrong with being Wiccan and working with the angels.  I actually encourage it.  I think that people should do whatever makes them the most comfortable. The thing that is the most important is that you believe. Believe in divine guidance and guides that are available to help you. Know that they are accessible to you. You should not be afraid to call upon them to aid you and support you in your life, or even if you just want to have a conversation.

Working with the angels is a wonderful experience. You simply need to ask and they will be there. I can tell when they are around as I get a tingling sensation in my fingertips and my solar plexus and this amazing warm loving feeling that surrounds my entire body. The one I work with most frequently is Angel Muriel who is the Angel of emotions. When things feel to much for me I will call upon Angel Muriel and let her wrap me in her wings and it always helps. She has been a pillar of strength for me on my path on so many issues. Some people see Angel Muriel as a he, I see her as a female. A lot of us that are sensitives are natural healers. Angel Muriel is a wonderful angel to work with. As healers working with the Angels really does make a lot of sense. So I encourage all of you as you follow your path to not worry about what you are "suppose to do" and "suppose to feel." Do what feels right for you, and feels most comfortable on your path. Don't worry about fitting into a religious label. It is your path. Make it as you wish.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 18, 2012

original artwork by: Senelfy


"It matters not what religion you choose to be,
what matters is that you believe."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesdays are ruled by Mars, the planet that represents war, courage and conflict. It’s a day to recharge your personal power. Today is a very strong day and the focus will be on passion, sex, courage and aggression. If you need to be courageous in something today would be the day to take that on. If you are working with stones today choose rubies, star sapphires, or emeralds. Use topaz for amulets.

Tonight's Moon is the Waxing Moon in Libra. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Libra favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership. The Moon moves into Scorpio at 10:46 am. The Moon in Scorpio increases awareness of psychic power. It precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive. The magickal color of the day is Red, and the incense of the day is Basil. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mandalas




Mandalas


Working with Mandala's is a very powerful spiritual exercise. It can aid you in meditation.

Spending time coloring a Mandala can help you to
- get to know your true shelf
- familiarize you with your shadow self
- balance your body, mind and soul
- calm your mind and assist with meditation
- increase your focus and concentration
- help you to receive wisdom from your guides
- boost self-esteem and confidence
- serve as a creative outlet
- help heal you emotionally and physically.

Quite the powerful exercise. :) By coloring in Mandalas and for those of you who are extra creative, drawing them it can help you to connect with your inner soul and the Divine. It's a very valuable mystical tradition.

Mandala's are traditionally circular works of art with a spiritual meaning. In Sanskrit, the word Mandala means circle, or completion. Most Mandala's are circular and symmetrical in design. Tibetan's view Mandala's as creatng the perfect universe, and a 2 dimensional temple that can be entered through meditation.

Set aside as much time as you can, preferably an hour or more if possible. Light some incense that you enjoy, play some relaxing music. You could take it outside and sit in nature while doing it. However you are comfortable and relaxed. I would suggest using colored pencils or fine tipped markers. You can find several images online that you can print out by typing "Mandala Printables" in Google Search. I have a page for you that has several mandalas that you can print out and color. Have a wonderful time!

http://www.coloringcastle.com/mandala_coloring_pages.html

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 17, 2012

original artwork by: Dessole

"Look beyond what you perceive to be ordinary,
to find the extraordinary."

- Jasmeine Moonsong




Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Monday, September 17, 2012.

Mondays are ruled by the magic and mystery of the Moon and are days of peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility. The moon and humanity are intrinsically linked. The moon affects so many cycles in our lives like the ocean’s tides, feminine cycles, and seasonal cycles. Today, focus on accepting change gracefully, release your anxieties and past hurts and let go of your past. If you are working with stones today choose pearls, moonstones or crystals for protection. Use emeralds for amulets.

Tonight's Moon is the Waxing Moon in Libra. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Libra favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership. The magickal color of the day is White, and the incense of the day is Lily. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunstone




Merry Meet :)))) Sunstone is an absolutely beautiful gemstone that has an amazing golden sparkle to it. There are actually two types of sunstone. The first is a natural feldspar, that typically comes from India. It looks a lot like an orange opal. The second is an andesine feldspar covered with Copper. This type is called the Oregon sunstone. It is actually the state stone of Oregon. That variety is usually darker because of the copper within the stone. 

Ancient magicians use to believe that sunstone was actually a piece of the sun.  They used it to attract the power of the sun in their magic.  

Sunstone helps you to become aware of your own self-healing powers. It can stimulate the nervous system, and help all of your organs function properly. Sunstone is very helpful to alleviate exhaustion. It is also helpful for the heart, back, eyes and kidneys.

Psychologically sunstone is a very uplifting stone. It helps one to be more positive, cheerful, and have a better temper. It can be effective in helping to alleviate depression. Sunstone can help to provide energy and stamina when you need it. If you need a boost of self-confidence this is a wonderful stone for that as well. Sunstone will help you to find your true self and live your life more accordingly to that.

You should cleanse sunstone once a month under lukewarm water and recharge it by placing it in the sunlight.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 16, 2012

original artwork by: Josiane-Rey


"You are blessed with love, light,
and the ability to do whatever you wish in life."

 - Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Sundays are ruled by the Sun, the center of our Solar system, source of light and sustainer of life. Today is a wonderful day for healing and you want to focus on personal security, strength, spirituality and success. It’s a great day for personal achievements of any kind.If you are working with stones today choose topaz, sunstones or diamonds for protection. Use pearls in crafting talismans.

Tonight's Moon is the Waxing Moon in Virgo. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Virgo favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. It focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules. The Moon moves into Libra at 8:55 a.m. The Moon in Libra favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership. The magickal color of the day is Gold, and the incense of the day is Almond. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Daily Message - September 15, 2012


original artwork by: Tasa78
" The mystic moon illuminated her there,
the wind blew gently through her hair,
An exchange between and unspoken vows,
A promise to keep faith, even though times were hard now.

For she knew she was never alone,
the universe and divine would help her find her home
She just needed to keep love within her heart,
and there she would receive a new start."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Saturdays are ruled by Saturn. Saturn’s seemingly infinite journey around the Sun connects us to a greater world beyond. Today is a day of wisdom and awareness. It’s a wonderful day to work on spiritual awareness and connection with the divine. Take some time to meditate today and connect with the universal energy. When working with stones today choose to wear turquoise, labradorite, or diamond for protection. Use amethyst in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is the New Moon in Virgo. The New Moon is a time of new beginnings, hope, faith and optimism. Use this night to work any magick to set the pace for what you want to happen this lunar cycle. The Moon in Virgo favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. It focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules. The magickal color of the day is Brown, and the incense of the day is Ivy. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Moose

original graphic by: TheSong

The Moose

Living in New England I've had the priveledge to see a Moose a couple times in my life. I was completely awestruck both times at how ginormous he was. An adult male can grow to be over 7 feet in height and over 1200 pounds. Even though he is huge he is very experienced at blending into his surroundings. As a power animal, the Moose will help teach us to blend with our surrounding. The antlers on a Moose are just huge. They actually grow antlers larger then any other animal with antlers. In ancient myths the Moose's antlers are called the "Crown of Courage." They are linked to our crown chakra. It helps those who have this as their power animal open their crown chakra and receive information from the divine.

The Moose is one of the most ancient power animals. He has a very beautiful sacred energy when you see one or work with one. Typically people who work with the Moose are very wise and have excellent depth perception. They also have an amazing ability to stay balanced. They know always know the right things to say and the right things to do to keep situation under control.

Most of us who have a spirit animal have had one our entire lives. Though we may work with many, typically one is with us from birth. For those who work with the Moose they inherit his strenth of highly sensitive smell and hearing. When these people are born their third eye is already open to the world and they can see things amazingly clearly.

The Moose is a very powerful totem to have and will help you to discover who you are and to stay in touch with your gifts.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - September 14, 2012

original artwork by: Moroka323


"Often with our dreams we look to the sky,
the divine, and the heavens for answers,
what we need to do is look within ourself and in our hearts,
for the universe and divine can assist us,
but only if we allow ourselves to accept their gifts."

 - Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, September 14, 2012.

Fridays are ruled by Venus, a planet whose properties include, love, beauty, value and comfort. It’s a wonderful day to focus on relationships, love, romance sexual matters, friendships and partnerships. It’s a great day for new opportunities to come about. If you are working with stones today choose to wear emerald or cat’s eye for protection. Use rubies in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is Waning, Fourth Quarter in Leo. The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work except magick designed to banish harmful energies. The Waning Moon represents the Goddess in her Crone aspect. It’s a time to celebrate the wisdom gained through life. The Moon in Leo draws emphasis to the self, central ideas, or institutions and away from connections with others and other emotional needs. People can tend to be melodramatic. The Moon enters Virgo at 5:30 a.m. The Moon in Virgo favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. It focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules. The magickal color of the day is Purple, and the incense of the day is Cypress. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere



Merry Meet :)))

For the past couple weeks I have been duking it out with my dishwasher.  Every time I run a load of dishes it spews water and heaps of bubbles all over my floor.  I've been trying to get it fixed but to no avail.  So every time I run it I have stood there armed with towels to mop up the bubbles that come out. My floor is super clean this week by the way. :)))

So last night I was making popcorn.  While the kernals popped I watched the bubbles start to slither out onto my floor once again.  Then it crossed my mind that I was using a different type of dish detergent.  I pulled it out from under the sink to see if I had some hyper sudsy dish detergent or something.  When I pulled it out I could not help but laugh. I was using All High Efficiency Laundry Detergent!!!!



In my defense *blushes* it looks just like the dish detergent!!  I had purchased it on vacation at the ocean when I needed to do laundry but never wound up using it.  The night I came home I got in really late and must've just shoved it under the sink thinking it was dish detergent.  I usually use bottled laundry detergent.  In any event I ran out of dish detergent and have apparently been washing dishes with laundry detergent for the last two weeks! Hope this gives you a giggle for the day.

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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Daily Message - September 13, 2012

original artwork by: Angella71


" When you choose to face your fears,
rather then run,
you will gain wisdom,
strength, and courage."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, September 13, 2012.

Thursdays are ruled by Jupiter, the planet that signifies expansion and growth. Thursdays are a very strong day to work on issues of expansion, money, prosperity and generosity. Luck is in your favor on this day. If you are working with stones today choose to wear sapphire, cat’s eye, or carnelian, for protection.

Tonight's Moon is Waning, Fourth Quarter in Leo. The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work except magick designed to banish harmful energies. The Waning Moon represents the Goddess in her Crone aspect. It’s a time to celebrate the wisdom gained through life. The Moon in Leo draws emphasis to the self, central ideas, or institutions and away from connections with others and other emotional needs. People can tend to be melodramatic. The magickal color of the day is Crimson, and the incense of the day is Mulburry. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Herb Focus - Roses

original graphic by: Phil


Roses


Merry Meet :) I just spent a couple hours with my roses in my garden yesterday. According to my arms and fingers the roses won. lol :))) It seems I am always cutting them back this year, for some reason they are growing like crazy. This will probably be the final time I need to trim them this year.  You should cut them back to about 12 or 14 inches if they are the climbing rose variety either just before winter or in the beginning of spring for maximum flowers. You can then prune them as needed throughout the year. The climbing variety also need something to climb. All of mine are on iron arches.

A lot of people think roses are just beautiful to look at, and I'll be the first to agree that they are. :) However did you know they have many other uses as well? They can be used medicinally, in cooking, for fragrance, aromatherapy and cosmetics? Some rose types are more beneficial then others, so use google to research the type that you have and make sure. Some good ones to use are Dog Roses, China Roses, Damask Roses, Cherokee Roses, and Japanese Roses.

Medicinal: Rosehips are the fruit of the plant and are a wonderful source of Vitamin C, A, B, E, and K. You'll see them in lots of cold remedies at the store. Rosehip tea is a wonderful way to boost your immune system. The tea can also be used to help with kidney stones. Rosehips also contain acids and pectin which helps them to serve as a mild diuretic. You can use the petals of the roses as an astringent. The petals can be used in tonics and gargles to help with sore throats, mouth sores, and stomach disorders. Rosewater can be used on your face as an astringent.

Cooking: Rosehips taste tart and a little like cranberries. They can be used in teas, syrups, jellies, wines, soups, pies, tarts, breads and muffins. Some people use the rose petals in salads, as garnishes, and to make rose water.

Aromatic: You've seen the rose fragrance used pretty much everywhere from perfumes to soaps to candles. Most rose oil used for fragrance comes from Damask roses, as they are the most fragrant. Did you know it takes 60,000 roses to get 1 ounce of essential oil? :) You can still gather the fragrance from a much smaller number of buds by soaking the petals in vegetable oil. The petals are wonderful in homemade sachets and potpourri.

Magickal: I personally use rosewater nearly ever day. It is a great source of added protection. I keep it in a little spritz bottle and will use it as I feel I need it. You can make rose water by bruising the petals in water, and heating the mixture for a few minutes. You then leave it to infuse for a few hours.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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