Friday, November 30, 2012

Daily Message - November 30, 2012

original artwork by: GhostsandDecay


"Work your craft to bring love, light, and peace to those that surround you,
allow the universe to return that magick to you."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, November 30, 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, Third Quarter, in Gemini. 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. With the moon in Gemini, things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. It brings out an appreciation for beauty and sensory experience. The Moon enters Cancer at 8:55 a.m. The Moon in Cancer stimulates emotional rapport between people. It pinpoints needs, supports growth and nurturance. It tends to domestic concerns. The magickal color of the day is White, and the incense of the day is Violet. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mugwort




Mugwort

Merry Meet :))) Mugwort is probably one of the herbs you see listed most often when working spells. In China, mugwort has been used for centuries as a protection herb. Native Americans used mugwort to assist with various physical ailments such as headaches, colic, and respiratory diseases. It's been used for centuries around the world for many purposes ranging from aiding digestion to an antiseptic. It also use to be used to flavor beer, before hops started to be used.

Mugwort is a very common herb and flourishes in many places around the world. It is so common that it's actually considered an invasive weed by some. However it is wonderful to help repel bugs and moths and has been used for quite some time to help keep them out of gardens.

Mugwort is a Moon herb and is wonderful to use for cleansing and purifying. If you rub your body with mugwort it will protect you from spirits.

It is also quite helpful with divination. You can put it in pillows or drink it as a tea to help improve clairvoyance, psychic dreams, astral projection, protection. It should only be taken orally in small quantities and not be used if you are pregnant.

You can place a bit of mugwort in your shoes to help protect you and prevent yourself from getting tired.

Rub mugwort leaves on your divination tools to cleanse and consecrate them and to help strengthen your divination abilities. Another method is to place them at the bottom of your crystal ball or scrying mirror to aid in your divination.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 29, 2012

original artwork by: Georgina Gibson


"If opportunity doesn't knock...
build a door."

- Milton Berle 



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, November 29, 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, Third Quarter, in Gemini. 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. With the moon in Gemini, things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. It brings out an appreciation for beauty and sensory experience. The magickal color of the day is White, and the incense of the day is Jasmeine. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Augury

orginal graphic by: Little Miss Splendid


Augury


Merry Meet :)))

Augury is an ancient divination method that involves using birds. I love love love feeding birds. I have a feeder in my yard and I love watching the various birds come to eat from it. Another favorite past time at the beach is in the evening when everyone is done swimming taking bread and crackers to feed the seagulls with. We are always amazed at how close they will come to us.

Ancient Augurs use to tell the future by watching the birds and their flight after feeding them. The ancient romans had a very specific system. However today we can use a simplified version.

Find a place that you can go to feed birds.

When you are ready think of the question that you have.

Make sure it is clear and is easily answered by yes or no.

Then scatter the seed or food you have for them on the ground.

If the birds fly off to the right, your answer is yes.

If the birds fly off to the left, your answer is no.

If the birds scatter and fly everywhere it means that there is not enough information to answer the question.

You can rephrase your question and try again.

It may also mean that the question you asked is more complicated then a simple yes or no question and needs further though or elaboration.

If the birds don't eat what you have put out for them it can mean that your question holds greater importance then you are aware of. You need to rethink your question and all possible solutions as there may be one you are missing.

Have fun!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 28, 2012 - Full Mourning Moon Blessings!

original artwork by: SilentFuneral


"Sometime's to move forward, we need to let go and leave things behind.
Release those things with love, and look forward to new beginnings."

- Jasmeine Moonsong

Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Full Moon Blessings to you and yours. :)))) Today is Wednesday, November 28, 201. It is the night of the Full Mourning Moon. This Full Moon can also be known as the Hunter's Moon, Fog Moon, or Snow Moon among other names. The Full Moon tonight is the night that we rid ourselves of any baggage we may be carrying. It's the perfect night to get rid of any habits or relationships you may no longer wish to have and get ready to begin anew next month.

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 the Full Moon in Gemini. 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 Gemini, things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. It brings out an appreciation for beauty and sensory experience. The magickal color of the day is Yellow, and the incense of the day is Lavender. Lapiz Lazuli, Turquoise and Topaz are the stones associated with the Mourning moon. If you enjoy working with crystals and gemstones consider getting one to use with your workings. You can have it on you and keep it with you after you are done as a promise to yourself to let go and start anew. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings, 

Jasmeine Moonsong



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Crystals to Balance the Chakras




Crystals to Balance the Chakras


Merry Meet :))

We have seven major chakras within our bodies. These chakras are energy vortexes where energy flows through the universe to us. They are wheels of energy that are constantly spinning. If we don't keep them clean they can become slow or sometimes even blocked. It's very important to keep these centers clear and balanced. When you do so you will notice significant positive changes in both physical and emotional well being. One way we can do this is by working with crystals. Certain crystals have energy that vibrates best to help you clear and maintain your chakras.

Root Chakra: The root chakra is our base chakra that is located at the base of our spine. The color associated with this chakra is red. This chakra helps us to stay grounded. It can affect our physical energy, and emotional stability. Some crystals that work well on our root chakra include, hematite, black obsidian, black tourmaline, garnet, tiger's eye, and smoky quartz.

Sacral Chakra: Our sacral chakra is located just below our naval. The color associated with this chakra is orange. This chakra assists us with self-healing, sexuality, creativity, emotional balance and our intuition. It is helpful to use crystals like the following when working with this chakra: carnelian, orange calcite, fluorite, red jasper, and turquoise.

Solar Plexus Chakra: The solar plexus chakra is located just below your breastbone and above your naval. The color associated with this chakra is yellow. The solar plexus chakra assists us with our ambition, personal power, and intellect. When working with this chakra you want to choose stones such as citrine, yellow jasper, herkimer diamonds, orange moonstne, amber, and golden calcite.

Heart Chakra: Our heart chakra is located in the center of our chest. The colors associated with this chakra are pink and green. This chakra assists us with our love and compassion, it helps keep us emotionally balanced and available. Choose to work with stones like rose quartz, green aventurine, malachite, kunzite, and jade when working with this chakra.

Throat Chakra: The throat chakra is located in our throat just above our collar bone. The color associated with this chakra is blue. The throat chakra is our communication center, it helps us with how we express ourselves and communicate with others. Some useful gemstones when working with this chakra include: sodalite, blue calcite, kyanite, angelite, blue lace agate, aquamarine, sapphire, and blue turquoise.

Third Eye Chakra: The third eye chakra is located at our third eye, slightly above our eyebrows and centered. The color associated with this chakra is Indigo. Our third eye chakra helps us with our psychic gifts, intuition, and spiritual awareness. When working with this chakra you want to choose gemstones like lapis lazuli, azurite, amethyst, purple fluorite, opal, and sugalite.

Crown Chakra: Our crown chakra is located at the top of our head. The color associated with this chakra is a golden white light. This chakra helps us with our personal enlightenment, and receiving energy from the divine. Some gemstones to use with this chakra include Amethyst, white calcite, clear quartz, selenite, and white topaz.

So how do we use them? There are many methods you can use to cleanse your chakras with gemstones, but here is a basic one to get you started. Find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed for awhile. You can light candles or play soft music if it helps you to relax. Choose a stone for each of the chakras you wish to work with. Place them over the chakra. Take your time and envision each chakra. Pull the energy fromt the gemstone through your chakra and visualize it clearing any debris and allownig itself to spin freely. You can place a hand over each stone if you wish as you do it.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 27, 2012

original artwork by: Cynnalia

"A woman in harmony with her spirit
is like a river flowing.
She goes where she will without pretense
and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself,
and only herself."

- Maya Angelou


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Tuesday, November 27, 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 Taurus. 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 Taurus tings begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. It brings out an appreciation for beauty, and sensory experience. The Moon moves into Gemini at 7:58 a.m. With the moon in Gemini, things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. It brings out an appreciation for beauty and sensory experience. The magickal color of the day is Gray, and the incense of the day is Bayberry. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Monday, November 26, 2012

Animal Totem: Dragonflies



Animal Totem: Dragonflies

Merry Meet :)))

The other day I took my children on a walk around a lake about a half hour from my house. I could not believe how many dragonflies there were! There were literally hundreds as we walked about the lake. They were all different sizes and amazing colors of greens, reds, browns and blues. I never realized how many different types there were. We spent a couple hours just watching them as we walked around the lake as they landed on various plants and marvelling over their beautiful colors and gracefulness. Have you ever had the opportunity to view a dragonfly up close? They literally just sparkle in the sunlight with their jewel like colors on them reflecting th lights in all different ways. It's very easy when looking at them why they are seen as so mystical.

When I researched the dragon totem I was delighted to see that color is one of the gifts they give us. They help us to view the many colors that surround us every day. They help us to change the colors in our life to influence our lives. For example the clothes we wear. Did you know that if you dress in brighter colors it will naturally make you happier? Colors in our home can make us feel calmer. Color is very powerful in our lives and the dragonfly gives us clarity when working with it.

The dragonfly also helps us merge our rational thoughts with our dreams. It teaches us how to make our dreams a reality through concrete plans to achieve them. The dragonfly helps you to see that anything is possible and within your reach.

They are also helpful in overcoming any sort of addiction or habit that we wish to not have. They lend us strength and the wisdom to give up those habits or practices that are not for our greater good.

When you see a dragonfly it means that a change is coming. It is usually a long-term change, lasting a few years so you can expect this totem animal to stay with you and help you work through those changes. Those changes usually have to do with making our dreams a reality, and our emotional and physical well-being.


Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 26, 2012

original artwork by: VertigoEBC


"Imagine what the world would be like if we all took the time
to send healing energies to one another."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :)))  Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today.  Today is Monday, November 26, 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 Taurus.  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 Taurus tings begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter.  It brings out an appreciation for beauty, and sensory experience.  The magickal color of the day is Lavender, and the incense of the day is Hyssop.   Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Magick and Intent

image from google images

Magick and Intent


Merry Meet :)))) One of the things I find myself talking about a lot in my correspondances with you by email is intent when working with magick. One of the largest pieces when working with magick is your intent. You can work a perfect spell, but if you don't believe it will work, or have intentions that are different from the spell, it simply will not work. Everything in the world is made up of energy. As Wiccans, we learn to work with that energy and use it for positive benefit to ourself and others. A large part of this is getting past our conscious mind that loves to tell us no, to our subconscious. When you can do that, spells will start to work for you.

So how do we accomplish this? One of the first things to do before working a spell is to ground and center yourself. This makes sure you are carrying no negative energies, and that you are focused on the task at hand. A second thing I highly recommend is doing a meditation before spellwork. The reason for this is that meditation accesses your subconscious. It tells your conscious to be quiet, in essence, and gives your subconscious the reigns. This is what you want to happen in order to work with energy. This is where your power is. Once you are grounded, centered, relaxed, and your subconscious is awakened, then you want to set your intentions and make them known. This is what sets the pace for your magickal workings and lets the universe, deities, and guides know of your intent. This is an extremely important step.

Where a lot of you get confused is if you are unable to obtain the ingredients necessary for your spells. It is my experience that you do not always need them. In fact, I can't tell you how many rituals and spells I've worked not using any materials, or utilizing a substitute that I felt was close. My results were almost always successful. However, if you are going to do this you need to realize that yes it can work, and it does as per the reasons I've given you above. A lot of you write in for proper spells to work with. While these are very helpful, what I encourage you to do most is to work on your intent. You can cast a prosperity spell every single day for a year, but if your intent is to not have money, you won't. That's the base where you need to start. Adding things in like proper gemstones, aromas etc can be helpful, don't get me wrong. However that main piece, your intent, must be there in order for it to work. Once you have learned to work with that, then start working in proper gemstones, aromas, lunar cycles etc. :)))))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Best Herbs to Use in Teas




Best Herbs to Use in Teas

Merry Meet :)) As many of you know I am a huge tea fan. I love drinking teas. I will often make herbal teas using the herbs from my garden. So today I wanted to give some recommendations for herbs to make teas out of. For my herbal teas I use a teaball and add the fresh herbs to it. Depending on the strength of the herb, I generally use about a teaspoon of herbs in the ball and let them steep in my tea for a few minutes. The following are some wonderful herbs to try in your teas. You can also play with them and use combinations.

Chamomile: Harvest the flowers from chamomile

Lemon Balm: I almost always add this herb to my tea. Even if I'm using tea bags because I'm in a rush I will add a couple lemon balm leaves on the top to give it that added lemon flavor.

Lemon Verbena: Lemon Verbena also provides a wonderful lemon flavor. This herb is a stronger one, so start with just a small bit of the leaf first to see how you like it.

Mint: Mint is another favorite in my teas. There are so many different varieties. I will add mint leaves to my tea if my tummy needs settling. I also use them in my ice water.

Ginger: I have a super sensitive tummy so ginger root is another that I will add to my teas. It's flavor can be strong as well so definitely experiment in small quantities at first.

Sage: While I am not particularly fond of sage in cooking, I do enjoy it in teas. However I will usually only use this one when I have a cold. You'd be amazed how well it helps sore throats. :))

Oregano: Oregano is wonderful for helping to boost your immune system. This is one that I will throw a little bit of mixed with other herbs.

Rosemary: I love the smell of rosemary. :)) Rosemary is helpful for the nervous system. It is also an antifungal. I have mentioned before that I have candida, so this is one herb I try to add regularly to help keep the yeast my system produces under control.

These are just a few of my favorites. If you google herbs for teas you will find many many more and their uses. Herbs can be very beneficial to us, so I definitelyl encourage using them in your teas. They are better fresh as well, so if you have an herb garden it's wonderful to start learning which herbs are good in teas and their uses.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 25, 2012

original artwork by: Cavani

"When you always find a way to treasure the little things,
you will find that you are quite wealthy indeed."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, November 25, 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 Aries. 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 Aries is good for starting things, but lacks staying power. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive. The Moon moves into Taurus at 7:18 a.m. With the Moon in Taurus tings begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. It brings out an appreciation for beauty, and sensory experience. The magickal color of the day is Yellow, and the incense of the day is Heliotrope. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lampadomancy

graphic by DarkDevil16

Lampadomancy


Merry Meet :))

I have always loveeeedd old oil lamps. I have three of them in my house currently. I see myself adding more once my children get older. :))) Lampadomancy is an ancient art of divination using a lamp. In ancient Egypt and Meopotamia Lampadomancy was a very common form of divination. During those times it was more difficult to have candles as they were expensive, so lamps were used more often. These lamps were typically made of a terracotta dish filled with oil. The sides of it were high enough to hold the oil and the flames. They would then place a coiled linen strip that rested in the oil and hung out of the pot to create a wick. Often times the outside would be painted. They typically used palm oil for their lamps, as olive oil was still expensive during those times. These are very easy to make yourself, however if you are going to use this type of lamp I would not leave it unattended.

In the 1800's lamp divination gained popularity in the United States as kerosene lanterns became common. This is the type of lamp that I have several of in my house. Hurricane lanterns can also be used.

To do lampodomancy, first formulate a clear question in your mind. Then you want to gaze into the flame of the lamp. Watch the flames and notice how many points it has, in what direction it's blowing, note the color, the height. When you work with lamps you want to use the characteristics of the flames to start learning what they mean. For instance I can use a flame similar to a pendulum. The flame will go up and down to indicate yes, back and forth to indicate no, or in a circular motion if the outcome is unclear at this time. When using the points a flame has, one point would be favorable, two points, unfavorable. If you happen to see three points that's a very good sign. If the flame is bent it can indicate that an illness is coming. If it just goes out completely, that's not a good sign. lol :)))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Crystals for the Sensitive Child

**original graphic by: Vanyamuina**


Crystals for the Sensitive Child


Merry Meet :))

Many of us that have found our way to our paths are highly sensitives. This is something that is hereditary. So for those of us who have children, there's a very good chance those children are sensitive as well. So how to we help them and protect them with their various gifts? All children when born, are very sensitive to the energies of the world around them, most will "unlearn" these sensitivities as they grow older. Still many of them being hypersensitive may never outgrow those sensitivities. Crystals can be a wonderful way to help guide and protect them.

My son is very sensitive. Since he was really young he has always had a thing for "rocks". Any time we take a walk he comes back with pockets full of them. However, I notice one that is almost always in his pockets that he is drawn to, quartz. When children are young, most of them will gravitate towards those items that will help them the most. So one thing I encourage is taking them out for a walk and encouraging them to pick up stones. Watch what types they gravitate towards. Now some of them they pick up may just be because they contain micah and are "sparkly", but watch each stone they pick up to see it's properties. What color is it? Can you determine what type of stone it is? This will help give you clues as to which gemstones to have your children work with. For example I know that my son thinks obsidian is too strong of a stone for protection, however he loves smokey quartz. My son is four.

Another exercise you can do is bring them into a metaphysical shop and repeat the exercise above. Watch which stones catch their attention. Watch the expressions on their face and body language as they pick up the stones. Are there one or two types that they seem to get called to more then others? Be sure to make a note of them and then look up their properties. You can then turn these rocks into pet rocks ;) Or you can make them little pouches to collect the rocks in and carry them with them. Another way is to make necklaces for them to wear about their necks. Find little ways to incorporate these stones into their life to help protect them and assist them with their gifts.

With my son, he has a shelf above his bed that is for his "magick stones" It contains several varieties of quartz, and some other special crystals that he has picked up along his journeys. I am always amazed by how close he is with them. He will notice if one is not in his room. They help him to sleep and feel safe in his room. My son has the gift of sight. It can be terrifying when they don't understand what is going on. Working with crystals and teaching him how to use them has been very beneficial to him. :))))

For those of you who have children who are very attached to crystals I recommend the following page: Crystal Children If they are a crystal child, it is a great resource to get you started in understanding how to help them.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong



Daily Message - November 24, 2012

original artwork by: ArchaicFerret


"When working with magick,
one of the key elements is belief in magick,
and belief in yourself."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Saturday, November 24, 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 Aries. 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 Aries is good for starting things, but lacks staying power. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive. The magickal color of the day is Brown, and the incense of the day is Pine. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong



Friday, November 23, 2012

The Monkey as Your Totem or Spirit Animal




The Monkey as Your Totem or Spirit Animal

Merry Meet :)))) My son has been a huge fan of monkeys for as long as I can remember. When he first learned to smile, he had a monkey stuffed animal that would always make him smile. Now he has several monkey stuffies. lol :))) So what does it mean to have a monkey as your totem or spirit guide?

Have you ever seen monkeys in person? They are very playful. :))) You can't help but smile as you watch them swing, climb, make faces, and try to impress you. When you are working with a monkey as your guide, they help us to find our inner child. They teach us to play and have fun. :)))) Monkeys want us to be lighthearted and remember to find the joy in every situation that we can.

Monkeys are also very very curious. They will explore their surroundings and always look to see exactly what they have around them. They are also extremely intelligent. We've all seen the shows on what they are capable of. I have had the opportunity to see them up close many times, and I am always impressed with how smart they are. They seem like humans in so many ways. Their social skills always amaze me as well. I've had so many of them smile these huge smiles at me, and when I see that, I can't help but giggle and smile back.

In ancient Egypt, monkeys were held in the highest standard. The Egyptians thought the Gods could transform into monkeys as they were so humanlike.

When the monkey chooses to work with you look for lessons to do with communication, freedom, creativity and allowing your inner child out to play. :)))))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 23, 2012

original artwork by: Deviant Gal


"Take in the beauty of the world around you,
then realize that we are all beautiful 
and contribute to the energy of the universe."

- Jasmeine Moonsong




Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, November 23, 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 Aries. 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 Aries is good for starting things, but lacks staying power. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive.The magickal color of the day is Purple, and the incense of the day is Thyme. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Traditional Witch's Besom




Traditional Witch's Besom 

Merry Meet :)))) Some of you will recognize the Witch's Besom as a witch's broom. :))) I love the way the look standing in a corner of the house. However they also have a practical use, and can be used in magick and ritual. Typically they are used in cleansing. The following is how to make a traditional Witch's Besom. Please note, whenever possible see if you can find the natural materials on the ground rather then removing them. If you do need to remove them from a tree, always ask the tree's permission. ;)

What You Need
- Approximately 4 feet of a very sturdy branch from an oak or ash tree for the handle
- Lots of thin birch branches to serve as the bristles of the Besom.
- Long lengths of willow branches (green is better in this case) or a heavy binding cord to bind it all together. You can also use floral wire, and then wrap grape vines over it.
- Scissors
- Bucket of warm water

Find a work space that you can easily layout all the materials.

Set the handle on the table and line up all the branches so that they start about 4 inches from the bottom of the oak handle. Trim them to make sure that they are all the same length.

Use the willow branches or cord to secure the branches to the besom.

Set the broom someplace that it can dry until it's ready to use. :)))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 22, 2012

original artwork by: Your Sweet Agony

May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder. 


- Cherokee Prayer Blessing




For those of you celebrating today Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :)))) May you and your family have a Blessed day. :))))

Merry Meet and Good Morning :)))  Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today.  Today is Thursday, November 22, 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 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.  When the Moon is in Pisces, our 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 8:12 p.m. The Moon in Aries is good for starting things, but lacks staying power.  Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass.  People tend to be argumentative and assertive.The magickal color of the day is Green, and the incense of the day is Nutmeg.   Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Smile!

graphic by Armene


Merry Meet :)))

What makes you smile? Do you smile ever day? Can you remember easily the last time you smiled? How about laughter? :)) Do you know what makes you laugh? How often do you laugh? Both are very important for so many reason. Did you know that smiling actually lowers your blood pressure? The next time you get your blood pressure taken, smile and see if it doesn't make a difference. That's just one benefit of the many. One of the biggest though is it releases stress. Stress, as you know causes sooo many issues with our bodies. Stress can manifest as illnesses, aches, and many other issues. When you smile you help to release that stress. Did you ever notice how good you feel when you smile? Not only does it reduce stree but it also releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin, causing us to feel better when we do.

Smiling is contagious! That's right. When you smile, someone else will smile and it goes on and on and on. Most of you have probably noticed by now that I always use smilies when I write. :)))))) Do they ever make you smile? :))))))) When I write them, that's me smiling at you. ;)

Here's a secret for living a happy life. Smile! Ok not much of a secret there. But did you know that if you smile you will get your body to believe you are happy and usually a good mood will follow? Try it! :))))) Even if you're grumpy. Get that smile on your face and hold it for as long as you can. Watch to see if your mood changes. If you do this often enough it really will do wonders to improve your mood and positive outlook on life.

So Ready?

Smile!!! :))))))))))))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 21, 2012

original artwork by: Psyxxx

"If we are facing the right direction,
all we have to do is keep on walking."

- Buddhist Proverb


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Wednesday, November 21, 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 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. When the Moon is in Pisces, our 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 White, and the incense of the day is Marjoram. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Akashic Records

**original graphic by: Ljilja**


Akashic Records

Merry Meet :))) How many of you have heard of the Akashic Records? What would you say if I told you that you could go to a library that has a copy of every book ever written in the entire world, all perfectly preserved and accessible to you. How about if one of those books had an entire history of not only your life, this life, but every life you've ever lived. Would you be interested? :)))

I've studied so many areas and have come to love several writers. Sylvia Brown is one of them. One of her books that definitely changed the way I see things was called "Temples On the Other Side: How Wisdom from "Beyond the Veil" Can Help You Right Now" It described all the various temples on the other side and their uses. It really helped me to understand differences in guides and their purposes here and how things all fit together if you will. Since reading that book I have "happened across", many books that give essentially the same information. They all differ slightly but the main concepts are the same. One of these buildings houses, what I refer to as the Hall of Records, houses the Akashic Records. I have also seen it called the Book of All. Basically it's a huge library that holds every piece of information you could ever with to know. Within the Akashic records are all the details of your life this life, as well as any past lives. This information can be quite useful when you are trying to find your way. While you can tap into them, you still need to do so with a guide, but this can be accomplished through meditation. For some great meditations I suggest Sylvia Brown's "Meditations for Entering the Temples on the Other Side " She really does a great job of explaining the other side and how we can access it. She has a wonderful gift of making it sound simple. :))

For those of you familiar with Edgar Cayce, he described the Akashic records as this: "somewhere there is a universal hall of data about past lives, magic, healing, and spirituality. It does not exist on the physical plane but rather on a more psychic level. " It matters not what religion you are as pretty much every religion believes in the Akashic records in some form. It is said that you can access them many ways, but thus far, I've only been able to access them through meditation. Even then, this is a skill I am still working at, as I can only get glimpses at a time. However what I do get is always amazing. :))))) Experiences may differe a bit from person to person. When I get there it's always in this white marble building. It's a bit difficult to describe but I'll try. :)) The white marble almost seems to glow. I call it marble as that's the closes material I can think of. The shelves, chairs, and tables are all made of the same. Somehow though, I remember thinking the chairs would be uncomfy but they weren't. Minor detail. lol There are rows upon rows of shelves of books everywhere. Whenever I go to access that specific book though my guide has it on the table ready for me. I sit down at the table with the book in front of me. It's a huge book, very antiqued looking but clean. It's always laid open to the center of the book. Here's where it gets strange to me. I don't read it like a normal book. There's like this soft amber light that resonates throughout the room, and when I sit with the book it gets concentrated in front of me and I'm able to see what I want to see in my mind's eye like I'm watching a movie. That's why it's a little strange for me, because I'm using my mind's eye to get there and then using it again to see the records. I can tell you I always feel very comfortable. I have seen portions of things and had the "movie" stop, and my guide say "not yet," as if I'm not ready to handle certain things. Hopefully this description may help some of you. :)))


It can be very helpful to learn to read them on your path. For me, I've been able to pull additional details about past lives, and it's helped me to remember things that were important to me this life. As we travel through many lifetimes, the knowledge from each lifetime stays with us, but is not always accessible to us. Reaching the Akashic records through meditation can help you with this. It's helped me to understand some of my fears and work with them. It's helped me to understand why I excel in certain areas, and why I have advanced knowledge in things that I've not yet studied in this life. I highly recommend both books, if this is something you wish to explore and you are ready. :)))))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong


Herbal Ice Cubes



Herbal Ice Cubes!

Merry Meet :)))

So I saw this idea while perusing the internet for my studies and thought it was really cute. Herbal ice cubes!! :))) Super easy to make and they look fantastic! My kids have been really excited over this. They've actually been requesting water just to get the herbal ice cubes. Now there are two ways to do this that I know of. The first adds a little flavor to your drinks and looks really pretty, the second is to help you store some of those herbs for the winter.

In the first method choose herbs that you would want to have in your drink. For example, mint leaves, small slices of lemon, blackberries, rose hips, hibiscus, lemon balm, lavender flowers.. The possibilities are endless. They also look quite cute to serve to guests that you may have over to visit.

The second method is an alternative to drying herbs for the winter. Some herbs, like chives, just aren't good when they are dried. This is a method that will help to preserve them for awhile for you so that you can have them during those winter months. For this you want to select the herbs that you want to use. Bring them in and make sure you wash them well. Clean them up by removing any stemps, or other bits of the plant that you don't want to use. Cut them back into small pieces that will fit into an ice cube tray. Fill each individual ice cube space with herbs. Be sure to leave enough room to make sure water covers the top completely. Pop them in the freezer and let them freeze. You can then store them in the freezer in zip lock storage bags and label the bags. :)))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 20, 2012

original artwork by: Snowdice


"Sometimes, to move forward in life,
we need to let go first."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :)))  Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today.  Today is Tuesday, November 20, 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 a time to break habits and make abrupt changes.  Personal freedom and individuality is the focus.  The Moon moves into Pisces at 11:55 a.m. When the Moon is in Pisces, our 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 Scarlet, and the incense of the day is Cinnamon.   Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Monday, November 19, 2012

Alphabet Divination





Alphabet Divination

Merry Meet :)))) This divination method reminds me of the game scrabble. As a matter of fact it just occured to me that you could use scrabble tiles to do this! :))) Traditionally you would write down all the letters of the alphabet several times on pieces of paper. Tear the pieces of paper into equal size shapes. You can also write the letters on pebbles, or small bits of wood. Ideally though you want to make sure you have at least four sets of a complete alphabet.

Take all the letters and put them into a jar. A huge glass mason jar works perfect. I love my mason jars. :))) You can also use a bag, or another form of tightly sealed container. The best method is that which allows you to shake them up thoroughly.

Form a question in your mind that you want answered. Shake them up!! :))))

Open the jar and let the letters spill out onto the table or floor. Without touching them look for words within the tiles that will answer your questions. :))) You may need to do some interpretation as you are quite likely to only get one word ;) You will have to sort how that word relates to your query. :)))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 19, 2012

original artwork by: GettysGirl441

"Send positive thoughts to the world around you, 
and you will be answered with positive results."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Monday, November 19, 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, First 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 a time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedom and individuality is the focus. The magickal color of the day is Gray, and the incense of the day is Narcissus. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Coral



Merry Meet :)))

Coral is actually a marine animal that lives in the ocean. It is created from the skeletons of coral polyps. They live in little colonies that form structures that branch upward as they multiply. In ancient Egypt they placed pieces of coral in tombs to protect against evil spirits. They believed that each piece of coral contained a drop of divine blood. The ancient Greeks believed that when Perseus chopped off the head of Medusa, some drops of her blood fell into the sea and turned into coral. The Pueblo Indians considered this stone one of the four element stones.

Coral protects against negative energy and helps to prevent loss of energy. It can help prevent osteoporosis and promotes healthy bone formation in children. It is recommended that women experiencing menopause wear coral jewelry to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause.

Psychologically coral strenthens love and the need to be in a relationship. It is said that it can quiet emotions and bring a sense of peace. It is great for meditation as it stimulates intuition, visions, and creativity.

Coral symbolizes joy and happiness. It can be used to help strengthen our bond with the Earth.

You can cleanse coral by leaving it overnight in salt water once a month. It can also be put in dry sea salt.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 18, 2012

original artwork by: Brandrificus

"Become a warrior for yourself,
don't allow negative thoughts to reside in your mind"

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, November 18, 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, First 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 develps strong structure. It focuses on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. It's a good time to set boundaries and rules. The Moon moves into Aquarius at 7:10 a.m. The Moon in Aquarius is a rebellious energy. It's a time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedom and individuality is the focus. The magickal color of the day is Orange, and the incense of the day is Frankincense. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Parrot As Your Totem

**photo by Rachel**



The Parrot As Your Totem

Merry Meet :))))

Some of you may know that I have recently adopted a yellow cockatiel named Tango :))))) He has given me an all new appreciation for birds :))))))) For as long as I can remember I've had the red-tailed hawk as my spirit animal guide. However being with Tango each day has given me such a new outlook on birds, their actions, and personalities. :)))))) He's just amazing. So today I wanted to focus in on a totem animal in the bird family. I chose the parrot. Parrots have always fascinated me. Their vibrant colors and the way the seem to talk to you just by looking in your eyes, has always captivated me.

Birds as totems in general are wonderful healers. They represent the element air, and also help teach us how important our breathing is. In nature birds survive for the most part by taking the flight option rather then fight. They do their best to avoid fighting. Although by some of the birds fighting over the sunflower seeds in my backyard, I sometimes question this. :)))) Nevertheless, they teach us to look at situation and determine if it is better to engage or just walk away. If you have kids you've likely heard the phrase "choose your battles." Only enter into battle when you need to. If you enter into too many battles you will be too tired for the ones that count. So working with birds in general helps us with this.

The parrot in particular is a great totem animal to work with. They teach us that the world is our canvas. :)) Anything we want is available to us if we just desire it and work towards it. Their beautiful vibrant colors will help us to work with color therapy. They are amazing at communication. Therefore they help you work on your gifts of speech and effective communication. When the parrot becomes your totem animal, look at situations around you and see if you could view these situations from another point of view.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong


Daily Message - November 17, 2012

original artwork by: Ferelwing


"Wisdom isn't something that can be learned,
it's something that you aquire as you go through your journey in life."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Saturday, November 17, 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, First 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 develps strong structure. It focuses on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. It's a good time to set boundaries and rules. The magickal color of the day is Black, and the incense of the day is Ivy. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Friday, November 16, 2012

Make Your Own Quill Pen



Make Your Own Quill Pen

Merry Meet :))

Many of us keep Books of Shadows to collect information that we learn on our path in our craft. There are lots of things you can do to aid in the magick of your book. One of them is by using a magickal writing tool. A quill pen is something that our ancestors would have used and is really easy to make. Go on a walk in the woods or other appropriate area and find a feather that you would like to use as a quill pen. The feather should be fairly large and feel comfortable in your hand as you will be using it to write with. You want to make sure that the tip of the feather, the part you will write with is long as you will be holding it in your hand to write with. You may want to bring home several feathers to experiment with.

When you get the feather home you want to use a knife to cut it at a 45 degree angle. Craft knifes are easiest for this, however I've been able to do it with a really sharp kitchen knife. Once you have the feather cut on an angle at the tip, use tweezers and or a pin to clean out the inside of the feather. This is the part where the ink will go in. You will need to get a pot of ink to go with it. Try writing with it. :))))) When you find one that you love, you can consecrate it and store it with your Book of Shadows.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - November 16, 2012

original artwork by: MotherEarth01

"We are all unique and beautiful,
look within your heart and soul to find your true self,
learn to love you for who you are."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, November 16, 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 Moon moves into Capricorn at 5:35 a.m. The Moon in Capricorn develps strong structure. It focuses on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. It's a good time to set boundaries and rules. 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, November 15, 2012

Tell Your Self "I Love You"

**original graphic by: SweetLittleVampire

Tell Your Self "I Love You"

Merry Meet :)))

Some time ago I took a tarot class with one of my favorite instructors. She has been one of the most influential teachers for me on my path. At the time my self-esteem and confidence was definitely lower then it needed to be and she told me to do the following exercise.

Each day, when you wake up, walk to the mirror and say good morning to yourself. The say I love you to yourself in the mirror. Do that each day for the first week. After that week I want you to do it every single time you look in the mirror.

I was really uncomfortable with this idea at first. I mean really really uncomfortable. It took me honestly days to be able to do it the first time. However I respected her as a teacher, so I kept trying it. Eventually I got it.

I also have a very wise friend who I respect and was told to tell myself I'm beautiful as well when I do this. While both are a huge challenge for me, I find they are moreso when my confidence isn't where it should be. It keeps me aware of this and it honestly does help. So I urge you to try this exercise. If you are comfortable with it right away, that is awesome! If not, it will get easier I promise. It will also help.

One of the most important things we need to do is love ourselves. As sensitives we usually get so caught up in taking care of everyone else that we forget ourselves in the mix. It's very important to love and believe in ourselves and this exercise will help.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong


Daily Message - November 15, 2012

original artwork by: Filmchild


"Open the door to the world
allow your curiosity to roam free,
Step out and enjoy the day,
the best is yet to be."

- Jasmeine Moonsong




Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, November 15, 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 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 Turquoise, and the incense of the day is Clove. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Magickal Staff

original graphic by: Bnolin


The Magickal Staff

Merry Meet :))) When I was little I always went on walks with my Dad and Grandfather. They always had a walking stick. Always. Wanting to be like one I always carried one as well. Today, my children do the same. Did you know that a walking stick is a form of a magickal staff? There is a very fine line between a walking stick and a magickal staff. If you look at pictures of Merlin and other sorcerers and wizards throughout time you will always see them depicted with their walking stick, or staff. :)))

In Wicca, the staff is associated with power and authority. Generally the High Priest, or High Priestess will carry one with them. The staff is symbolic of masculine energy, and represents the element air. (in some traditions it represents fire.) We can use them to assist with our magick and for added protection. It's funny I always have had a special walking stick and always felt safer when I carried it. Not realizing the correspondance between my walking stick and a staff until doing my studies. :))) Generally when I pick one it's one that I have found on the ground somewhere. I will then carve and paint it to make it mine. :)))

Here are some examples of ones that you can make.

Blackthorn Travel Staff - Carve a staff from blackthorn to protect you in your travels and keep you safe.

Elder Staff - Carve a staff from elder wood to guard against dangers on the road. You can also hollow out the wood and stuff it with herbs.

Rowan Staff - Carve a staff from rowan wood. Rowan is wonderful for divination as it will sharpen your powers of perception, clairvoyance and discrimination. It is believed you are less likely to encounter danger or get lost with this staff. 

Oak Staff - Carve a staff from an Oak tree when you wish to have a masculine influence.  A staff from an oak tree will help you with strength and endurance.  

Willow Staff - Carve a staff from a Willow tree to help you with harnessing the energy of the moon, healing, and inspiration.  

Birch Staff - Carve a staff from Birch wood when you wish to have a staff to assist primarily with cleansing.  A birch staff is also very helpful when working with the energy of the moon.

Alder Staff - Carve a staff from Alder wood to harness magickal energies.  This staff is most helpful in working with the elements.  

Pine Staff - Carve a staff from pine when you are looking for a staff to help you with rejuvinating your soul.  The pine tree is a symbol of life and mortality. 

Apple Tree - Carve a staff from an apple tree to help you with fertility.

These are a few that I am aware of.  You will likely find more. :)) As always try to choose wood that you find on the ground. If you do take material for your staff from a tree always ask permission first and I would leave an offering where you took it from.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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