Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Keshalyi

**original graphic by MaureenOlder**



The Keshalyi

Merry Meet :)))

The Keshalyi are a group of fae that originate in the Transylvanian area of Romania. Their name comes from the word spindle. They live in the forests of Transylvania. However, due to their tragic past, they stay in hiding for the most part now.

They are a very kind beautiful group of earth-bound fae. It is said that their Queen is a very beautiful fairy named Ana. Legend has it that Ana once lived in a palace in the rocky mountains. Unfortunately for Ana, she was forced to marry the king of the Loçolico after he fell in love with her. The Loçolico are a group of underground demon people. The Keshalyi, are a benevolant loving group of fae, who have not much power against malevolant spirits. Hence why their queen Ana, was forced into such a horrible marriage. Her marriage to this king resulted in several children who are reputed responsible for many diseases that we as humans endure today. One of such children was named Poreskoro. Poreskoro is a terrible demon with four dogs' head, four cats' heads and a tail that looks like a snake with a forked tongue. He is responsible for many epidemics, plagues, and deadly parasites that harm humans today. Legend has it that this demonic son terrified the king. He finally granted Ana her freedom after his birth, on the condition that she would send all female fairies of the Kehsalyi to his kingdom once they reached the age of 999. Ana now hides herself in a castle where she rarely shows herself. Those who have said they have seen her, say that she showed herelf in the form of a golden toad.

The Keshalyi are most often called on to help with fertility issues. The Gypsy invocation used in the spell above is "Keshalyi lisperesn" which means fairies spin. This can be used in conjunction with offerings to them to request their help with becoming pregnant.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 31, 2013

original artwork by: Lunar Melodies

"You are not a human on a spiritual journey
You are a spirit on a human journey."

- Unknown


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, January 31, 2013 .

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 need to work spells for prosperity, money, luck, or business, today is the day. It’s also a good day for spells that need to influence important people, laws or courts. If you are working with stones today choose to wear sapphire, cat’s eye, or carnelian, for protection.

Tonight's Moon is the Waning Moon Third Quarter in Virgo. 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 Virgo favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. It focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules. The Moon enters Libra at 1:30 a.m.The Moon in Libra favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership. The magickal color of the day is Green, and the incense of the day is Clove. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Daily Message - January 30, 2013

original artwork by: Rita Flowers
"You need not a specific place to relax,
but the will to use the power of your mind,
to create the perfect sanctuary for your personal retreat."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Wednesday, January 30, 2013 .

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 spells today, choose spells for communication, education, and self-expression. It’s also a good day to consult oracles, tarot cards or runes, plan any magickal work, and write. 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 Waning Moon Third Quarter in Virgo. 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 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 Yellow, and the incense of the day is Bay Laurel. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jasmine



Jasmine

Jasmine is one of my favorite herbs. :))) I love the smell of it. It's a climbing herb which leads to some nice options for putting this herb around the yard. It has beautiful white or yellow flowers during the summertime. It's an evergreen plant and can be grown quite successfully indoors. This plant likes bright light, but not direct sunlight.

You are probably quite familiar with Jasmine, seeing it used in many bath products at shops. It's flowers are widely used for it's beautiful scent. Jasmine is also a natural astringent, leading it to be in many facial washes. When used in aromatherapy it can be helpful to help relieve depression.

Jasmine is known for it's calming effects. This is not an herb that you want to use when you need to concentrate on something. It's also a natural aphrodisiac. For this reason you will find it used in many massage oils.

Medicinally Jasmine can help to cure both viral and bacterial infections. It can help lower high fevers. Many people drink it in tea for it's benefits, one benefit being aiding digestion.

Jasmine can also be helpful with skin problems. It can be effective against dermatitis. It also is helpful with corns. You can use it to help dry or cracked skin. It will also help those with sensitive skin.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 29, 2013

original artwork by: DraakeT


"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."

- Christopher Reeve 


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Tuesday, January 29, 2013 .

Tuesdays are ruled by Mars, the planet that represents war, courage and conflict. It’s a day to recharge your personal power. It 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. Working with spells today? Choose to work with spells involving self-assertion, energy, passion and courage. If you are working with stones today choose rubies, star sapphires, or emeralds. Use topaz for amulets.

Tonight's Moon is the Waning Moon Third Quarter in Virgo. 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 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 White, and the incense of the day is Cedar. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Monday, January 28, 2013

Daily Message - January 28, 2013

original artwork by: Watergal28

"As below, so above,
and as above, so below.
With this knowledge alone you may work miracles."

- The Emerald Tablet


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Monday, January 28, 2013 .

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. Focus on accepting change gracefully, release your anxieties and past hurts and let go of your past. Today is a good day for spells involving emotions, the subconscious, domestic issues, feminine issues, psychic pursuits and dream work. If you are working with stones today choose pearls, moonstones or crystals for protection. Use emeralds for amulets.

Tonight's Moon is the Waning Moon Third 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 6:27 p.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 Silver, and the incense of the day is Lily. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sideromancy

**graphic by xVinnieVengeancex*


Sideromancy

Merry Meet :)))

Sideromancy is divination by a heated iron. This divination method is one that was used primarily by blacksmiths. However, it has now become acceptable for anyone to use.

The Blacksmiths would heat the iron in the fire, or the forge until it was red hot. He would then drop a number of straws onto the piece of iron. The Blacksmith would read the movement and patterns that the straw left on the hot iron, as well as the smoke patterns.

Today people tend to use cast iron pans as they are easiest. You must be sure to be careful when heating the pans. Heat the pot to where you are comfortable heating it to. Remove the pot from the heat. Once you have it set down safely add some straws to the pan. Traditionally broom straws were used, however you can use yarrow stalks as well.

Use your intuition to interpret the straws. How do they move when you put them in the pan? Are there any patterns? How about patterns in the smoke?

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 27, 2013

original artwork by: Ferelwing


"The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, 
and thus we see magic and beauty in them,
while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves."

 - Kahill Gibran


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, January 27, 2013 .

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. Sunday is a great day for spells as many types can be done today. The Sun gives energy to any spell work you do today. The best spell for today involve healing, physical strength, obtaining goals, illumination and initiating any magickal activity. If you are working with stones today choose topaz, sunstones or diamonds for protection. Use pearls in crafting talismans.

Tonight's Moon is the Waning Moon Third 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 Amber, and the incense of the day is Heliotrope. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong






Saturday, January 26, 2013

Full Wolf Moon




Full Wolf Moon

Merry Meet,

Full Wolf Moon Blessings to you all. :))) Tonight we celebrate the Wolf Moon. Wolf moon is the name that the Native Americans gave to the full moon in January. Part of the reason the Native Americans chose this name was due to the howling wolves outside their villages this time of year. This moon is also known as the Cold, Snow, or Winter Moon. Living in Massachusetts, it's very easy for me to see where this moon gets it's name. It is 4 degrees here today during the day, and it is getting below zero in the evenings. We have a blanket of beautiful white snow covering our ground. As beautiful as this is from inside with my little space heater whirring next to me for added comfort, I can't even begin to imagine how difficult of a time this must have been for our ancestors. It is no wonder they would have been counting down the days to our coming Imbolc when we would celebrate and do our rituals in eager anticipation of the beginning of Spring. We are readying to turn that wheel of the year again.

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. Tonight's Full Moon is in Leo. This will draw emphasis to ourself, and away from others. People may be a bit more melodramatic today so be sure to keep your patience and understanding high for others, and be aware of any emotions you may personally be projecting. Be sure to take a ritual bath, ground and center if you are working with magick tonight to be sure to rid yourself of any negative residual energy as we don't want it to interfere with this cycle.

The colors to work with for tonights Wolf Moon remind me of the wolf, black, white, and silver. Tonight's element is Air. If you are seeking to find your true self, this element will help us to be truthful with ourselves and do that work. A wonderful stone to work with tonight is hematite. If you need to do any protection work, this is a great night for it. If you are incorporating trees in your work either with wands or other means you want to choose Birch, or Hazel. Deities to call on tonight include Inanna, and Freyja. Herbs to work with include Thistle, Nuts and Seeds and Marjoram. Have an amazingly magickal night and stay warm!

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 26, 2013

original artwork by: Wyldraven


"Open all the windows of your soul,
Open up to a powerful healing and transformation,
It is the gift, that with her magic, the full moon brings you."

- Roxana Jones



Full Wolf Moon Blessings to you all. :)))

Merry Meet and Good Morning :)))  Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today.  Today is Saturday,  January 26, 2013 .

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. If you are working with spells today, it’s the day to work with spells for overcoming obstacles, neutralizing harmful energy, binding, and banishing.  When working with stones today choose to wear turquoise, labradorite, or diamond for protection.  Use amethyst in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is the Full Moon in Leo.  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.  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 Indigo, and the incense of the day is Pine. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Friday, January 25, 2013

Create a Stone Altar



Create a Stone Altar

Merry Meet :))) When we work with magick a lot of us will have at least one main altar. Some of us will have many altars. My main altar is inside my bedroom.  During the warmer months I love having a natural altar that I can use outside.  So another type of altar that is nice to have is a stone altar. This is an altar that you can do your primary working with outside. This altar is especially good when working with natural items such as gemstones. As the stones come from nature, in my opinion it lends to the energy of the stones to do magickal working with them outdoors whenever possible.

Find a tree stump outside, a log, or something else that you can use to make a flat top on. Find a large slab of marble, or a large flat rock that you can use to form the top of the altar. Another idea is to place a flat piece of marble atop a bird bath pedestel. Just make sure however you set it up, it's sturdy. I like working on the ground, so I have a simple flat rock that I found in a riverbed on the ground in a small grove of trees. It can really be as simple or as elaborate as you like.  This will form the area that you work upon.

On this altar you can set any magickal objects that you wish to work with when working outside.  Any objects that I am concerned about being in the elements,  I store in a box and bring them out there when I'm ready. I use this as my primary place to cleanse and charge gemstones during the warm months.  This provides a safe magickal place for me to leave objects I wish to charge under the light of the moon. You can also do any other magickal work here that you wish.

You can add anything you like to this altar. Just keep it appropriate to your magickal workings. Incense, flowers, stones, sticks, the possibilities are endless. I have several seashells on mine, and stones from the ocean. Use your intuition and make it yours!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 25, 2013

original artwork by: SMV84

"People who wait for a magic wand,
fail to see that they ARE the magic wand."

 - Thomas Leonard


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, January 25, 2013 .

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. Today is a good day to work with spells involving love, friendship, beauty, sensuality, healing, peace and harmony. Today is also a great day to be artistic and creative. 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 Cancer. 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 Cancer stimulate emotional rapport between people. It pinpoints need, and supports growth and nurturance. It tends to domestic concerns. The magickal color of the day is Pink, and the incense of the day is Cypress. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Nazca Lines



The Nazca Lines

Merry Meet. :)) One of the most famous geoglyphs in the world is the Nazca Lines in Peru. Geoglyphs are forms of art on the ground, generally more then 4 meters. They are typically made by using elements of the earth. Most of them are visible mainly from the air. The Nasca Lines were created by turning sun-baked stones over. It is believed that they were created between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500. There are 300 different geoglyphs that make up the Nasca lines. You will find figures of animals, birds, human-like forms, shapes and straight lines. Almost all of them are only visible from the air due to their large size. However some of them can be seen fairly well from large hills in the area.

The Nasca lines extend for over 50 miles between the towns of Nazca and Palpa in Southern Peru. Peru has a very dry and stable climate, so these ancient lines have been very well preserved. Toribio Mejia Exesspe, disocver them in 1927 when he was hiking the ancient foothills in the area.

Part of the mystery on these geoglyphs is that they were created long before human flight was even possible. So how in the world did they get there? Was it aliens? Ancient civilizations that were more advanced then us? What purpose did they serve?

The following is a short video on youtube that does a nice job showing them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRNNjbBCGMI

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 24, 2013

original artwork by: Hemalitanna


"When you arise in the morning,
think of what a privilege it is to be alive, 
to think, to enjoy, to love."

- Marcus Aurelius


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, January 24, 2013 .

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 need to work spells for prosperity, money, luck, or business, today is the day. It’s also a good day for spells that need to influence important people, laws or courts. 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 Cancer. 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 Cancer stimulate emotional rapport between people. It pinpoints need, and supports growth and nurturance. It tends to domestic concerns. The magickal color of the day is Crimson, and the incense of the day is Mulberry. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pink Lady's Slipper



Pink Lady's Slipper


Lady's Slipper

Merry Meet :))) I remember sitting and watching these flowers for agesss when i was a little girl. For some reason I was under the assumption that they were where fairies lived. :))) I'm not sure where that came from, but I do remember watching them for hours, waiting for the flower to open so that I could see a fairy come out. They are such a beautiful graceful flower.

The Lady Slipper is also known by several other names, Yellow Moccasin Flowr, Nevereroot, and American Valerian. The Lady Slipper is a femine plant. This beautiful pink orchid is native to the North Eastern United States. It has other colors and varieties that are found around the world. It's corresponding element is water. It also corresponds to the planet Saturn. Please use caution when picking this plant as it is endangered and therefore protected in many areas. I remember seeing this flower a lot when I was little.  There is a large one up at the land my parents camp on. I was amazed by it the moment I saw it.  I took time and surrounded it with rocks. The photo is of the one I found. :))

When colonists first came to America, the Pink Lady's slipper was one of the substitutes for herbs they used previous to their arrival. They noted that pink lady's slipper had similar effects to valerian root. It was used to calm people and help headaches . Today we use it to aid sleep at night and help with anxiety. It is also used today to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It's most commonly used as a tea or tincture.

Lady's slipper is probably best known for it's protection. It is used in sachets to help guard against hexes, curses, and spells.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 23, 2013

original artwork by: SilenceV


"If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill - 
take it and push it as far as it will go, 
push it beyond where it has ever been before, 
push to the wildest edge of edges, 
the you force it into the realm of magic."

- Tom Robbins



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Wednesday, January 23, 2013 .

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 spells today, choose spells for communication, education, and self-expression. It’s also a good day to consult oracles, tarot cards or runes, plan any magickal work, and write. 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 Gemini. 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 Gemini, things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. It’s a time for shortcuts, communication, games and fun. The Moon moves into Cancer at 10:00 p.m. The Moon in Cancer stimulate emotional rapport between people. It pinpoints need, and supports growth and nurturance. It tends to domestic concerns. The magickal color of the day is Topaz, and the incense of the day is Lavender. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Catoptromancy

**graphic by Steven Palmer**



Catoptromancy

Merry Meet :))) Catoptromancy is a form of mirror divination. It is used only to answer medical inquiries. 

"Pausanias, an ancient Greek traveler, described as follows: Before the Temple of Ceres at Patras, there was a fountain, separated from the temple by a wall, and there was an oracle, very truthful, not for all events, but for the sick only. The sick person let down a mirror, suspended by a thread till its base touched the surface of the water, having first prayed to the goddess and offered incense. Then looking in the mirror, he saw the presage of death or recovery, according as the face appeared fresh and healthy, or of a ghastly aspect." (From Wikipedia)

We can use this divination method today in much the same way. You may wish to burn incense when you do this to enhance your clairvoyance.

Find a mirror that you can use. You want one that you can hang from a string. One of the easiest methods I've found for this is by using those hand held mirrors that have a hole in the handle. I used a white ribbon with mine. You then need to find a founatain or body of water that you can hang it over. You want to lower the mirror slowly until the base of it barely touches the surface of the water.

Think about the person that you seek medicinal answers for. Gaze into the mirror and look for your answers. I have tried this two different ways. I've done it once inside with a huge mixing bowl filled with water and a candle next to me. I also did it once using a small stream. I had better luck outside, however that could be just for me. There are many variables that played into both. When I was outside the lighting on the mirror did something kinda funny. Sorry for the vague explanation but it's hard for me to explain. It was quite overcast yet it seemed to be reflecting light from two different sources. In any event after I saw the light I received an answer clairaudiently. I hope this helps!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 22, 2013

original artwork by: Lilifllane


"Be open to recognizing all the beautiful treasures
that Mother Nature has to offer you."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Tuesday, January 22, 2013 .

Tuesdays are ruled by Mars, the planet that represents war, courage and conflict. It’s a day to recharge your personal power. It 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. Working with spells today? Choose to work with spells involving self-assertion, energy, passion and courage. 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 Gemini. 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 Gemini, things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. It’s a time for shortcuts, communication, games and fun. 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, January 21, 2013

Pyrite

**photo by Wood's Stoneworks and Photo Factory**


Pyrite

Merry Meet :))) My parents had land up on the Mohawk Trail where they use to take me camping a lot growing up. My Dad always use to take me on "adventures" in the woods. On one of these adventures I remember looking for an old mine. He was telling me how to find it based on the colors of the soil on the water in the stream. One of the stones I remember finding on that day, and being completely fascinated at that age with was Pyrite, or Fool's Gold. When looking at it, it does resemble gold in appearance.

Pyrite is an iron sulfide. It is one of the most common of the sulfide minerals. Pyrite is usually found with other sulfides or oxides. It can be found in quartz veins, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, and coal beds, just to name a few places. It can even be found next to gold. This mineral can be found in places all over the world. It is not exclusive to one particular area. One of the things that I love about pyrite is the various shades of colors you can find it in. You can find some that have shades of blue or purple and they are just beautiful to see.

Pyrite contains both earth and fire elemental energies. It is very helpful in balancing the root chakra. Pyrite assists with communication skills, making it easier to speak what's on your mind clearly and concisely. It also helps to boost your self-confidence. It's a wonderful stone to use in both meditation and divination.

Medicinally it can help to ease menstrual pain. It helps with reducing fevers.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 21, 2013

original artwork by: Joanielynn


"It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air
and return a different person beguiled, enchanted."

- Mary Ellen Chase


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Monday, January 21, 2013.

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. Focus on accepting change gracefully, release your anxieties and past hurts and let go of your past. Today is a good day for spells involving emotions, the subconscious, domestic issues, feminine issues, psychic pursuits and dream work. 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 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 experiences. The Moon moves into Gemini at 9:04 a.m. With the Moon in Gemini, things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. It’s a time for shortcuts, communication, games and fun. The magickal color of the day is White, and the incense of the day is Hyssop. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Daily Message - January 20, 2013

original artwork by: Derek Brewster

"This above all, watch with glittering eyes
the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets
are always hidden in the most unlikely places."

- Ronald Dahl


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, January 20, 2013.

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. Sunday is a great day for spells as many types can be done today. The Sun gives energy to any spell work you do today. The best spell for today involve healing, physical strength, obtaining goals, illumination and initiating any magickal activity. 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 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 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 experiences. The magickal color of the day is Orange, and the incense of the day is Marigold. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Luna Moth



The Luna Moth

*written October 8, 2012 in journal*

Merry Meet :)))))

I spent the afternoon with my little ones and my dog Max in the woods today. I chose an area not far from my house, as my pup gets carsick. It said it was a wildlife conservation area. I noticed the sign on the way in said that hunting was allowed. I wasn't worried about it though as my father hunts a little bit and I usually hear from my mom when it's hunting season as he'll disappear into the woods for days. It's funny, he hasn't brought home a deer since I was little. :) I honestly think he just likes the excuse to be in the woods for days. :))) In any event, so I wasn't particulary worried about the sign.

We headed up a mountain and the path was splitting off pretty frequently. I wasn't worried too much as I had good cell phone reception. I have an iphone with google maps so worse case scenario I could use that to help find my way out. We were a good ways into the woods. We found lots of stone walls and I was taking pics of them and other things that caught my fancy out there. Oh! Like this tree!



I just loved the way the moss was all over the stone wall and creeping up the trunk of the tree. The path was getting really difficult to find so we decided to head back following the walls. Then I heard a gun shot in the distance. I thought it was a little strange as it wasn't in season. Then another one. I was starting to get nervous as I had the kids so we started making our way back. Someone must have been doing some sort of target practice? I'm not sure, but the shots kept coming and whoever it was was continually moving as I kept listening. At one point we came to a part in the trail where I was lost. I was going to pull out my phone to check and a shot rang out again. This time it was really close though. A bit of panic started to set in I must confess.

All of a sudden this beautiful green moth flew out in front of me. I was baffled and mesmerized at the same time. I don't know how to explain it. Melody says "Look mom a fairy!!!" My daughter is 9, so you know it looked convincing. I was questioning it myself. I was instantly calm, and myself and my little ones followed it down the path that all of a sudden was obvious. We were back to our car within a matter of moments. It's funny, it felt like we got there much quicker. The little moth dipped into the woods once I was in sight of my car.

So when I got home I instantly hit up google as I thought I knew what I had seen. I wanted to see if there were any in my area though. It was a Luna Moth. :))) Have you ever seen the lunesta sleep aid commercials? They always have this beautiful green glowing moth. That is the luna moth. It's actually going extinct and is rare to see. Apparently they are usually out at night. I'm quite sure that is what I saw though. :))))) Here's a page on them if you are interested: http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/luna_moth.htm

I don't honestly think we would have come to any harm today, but the timing of that moth, and how it flew in front of us really has me amazed. :)))) It was definitely a treat for both me and my children.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 19, 2013

original artwork by: Faintsmile28

"Cherish each moment you are blessed with,
for some of those moments will be your favorite memories."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Saturday, January 19, 2013.

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. If you are working with spells today, it’s the day to work with spells for overcoming obstacles, neutralizing harmful energy, binding, and banishing. 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 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 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 experiences. The magickal color of the day is Brown, and the incense of the day is Sage. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Friday, January 18, 2013

Daily Message - January 18, 2013

original artwork by: VixRayne

"In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents.
Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen."

- William S. Burroughs


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, January 18, 2013.

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. Today is a good day to work with spells involving love, friendship, beauty, sensuality, healing, peace and harmony. Today is also a great day to be artistic and creative. 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. Thing occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive. The Moon moves into Taurus at 8:36 p.m. With the Moon in Taurus 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 experiences. The magickal color of the day is Purple, and the incense of the day is Vanilla. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong



Thursday, January 17, 2013

Daily Message - January 17, 2013

original artwork by: Yasny-Chan

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."

- Thornton Wilder

Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, January 17, 2013.

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 need to work spells for prosperity, money, luck, or business, today is the day. It’s also a good day for spells that need to influence important people, laws or courts. 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 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. Thing occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive. The magickal color of the day is Turquoise, and the incense of the day is Carnation. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Painted Mason Jars

**pic is from the pickled poppy**


Painted Mason Jars

Merry Meet :)))) Mason jars have quickly become a staple in my house over the past couple years. I started out using them to store my herbs. Then we started collecting pebbles and sea glass in some and setting them out around the house for decorations. Next came bug homes for the kids! LOL We never leave home without them now. I just love how they look and how multi-functional they are.

So recently I was perusing Pinterest and a picture caught my eye. Painted mason jars!!! :))) Now I can use them for vases too! lol :)))) These are super easy to make. Just get acrylic paints. You can choose one color or you can choose to do several colors. I liked the single color simple tones. Use the paint to paint the inside of the jar. Let it dry for several hours and you are all set! :))) Super easy. Very inexpensive. You can get the acrylic paints for pretty cheap. I am now going to have them all over my house for vases! Ones to correspond with colors of the season! lol

As a side note, they look really pretty if you put candles in them at night as well. :))))

Enjoy!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 16, 2013

original artwork by: Manwathiell


"At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person. 
Each one of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us."

- Albert Schweitzer


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

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 spells today, choose spells for communication, education, and self-expression. It’s also a good day to consult oracles, tarot cards or runes, plan any magickal work, and write. 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 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 Moon moves into Aries at 11:07 a.m. The Moon in Aries is good for starting things but lacks staying power. Thing 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 Marjoram. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Working With Positive Affirmations

**graphic by Faerienuf**



Working With Positive Affirmations

Merry Meet :))))

Many of you have probably noticed the affirmation I post each day for you in the Moonsong Daily Magick newsletter. :))) How many of you know what the affirmations are for, when to use them, and why they work?

Let's start with what an affirmation is. Everyone has those thoughts that run through their mind when they are not speaking out loud. For those of us who are sensitive, it can be an endless stream of chatter. lol Almost every thought that goes through your mind is an affirmation. These thoughts are literally programming out life by feeding our subconscious instructions on what to do. They also affect the energy that we put out into the universe affecting what happens in our life via the law of attraction.

So let's take a quick example of this. You wake up in the morning and realize that you overslept by a half hour. You are going to be late for work. How many of you are swearing by this point and telling yourself that it's going to be an awful day? It's ok, we're all friends here. :)))))) So let's say it put's you in a bad mood, you rush to work, hit every light on the way there, all the while telling yourself it's an awful day and you're going to get in trouble. You get there, get in trouble, computer doesn't work, cranky clients call you and pretty much everything that can go wrong that day goes wrong. Why? Because you overslept? No, because you told the universe to do that, and told your subconscious how to react.

So how could we have turned this around? Using positive affirmation. :) When you woke up in the morning, sure you might have still been late, but you could have used an affirmation like, "Everything is ok." Repeated it to yourself and taken deep breaths. You might be surprised, perhaps you might not have got in trouble, maybe you would've gotten there on time as there would have been no traffic. The universe works in amazing ways. You just need to program your life. :)))

You can create your own affirmations for pretty much everything. Say you want a new job. You could use an affirmation like "I am getting a new job that I love." Wanting to find a new partner in life? How about using "I will find my true love." I started out using basic ones. I still use some of my original ones. "Calm" is one I use when I feel overwhelmed. Just one word that I repeat to myself. The biggest thing I do though is try to monitor the chatter in my mind. If a negative thought creeps in I try to dismiss it and replace it with a positive one. At first it can be time consuming, in time though you will wind up doing it naturally. :)))))

You are beautiful. You are amazing! You are perfect! You are you. :)))) and you are loved. :))))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 15, 2013

original artwork by: Aprillight

"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."

- Rabindranath Tagore


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

Tuesdays are ruled by Mars, the planet that represents war, courage and conflict. It’s a day to recharge your personal power. It 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. Working with spells today? Choose to work with spells involving self-assertion, energy, passion and courage. If you are working with stones today choose rubies, star sapphires, or emeralds. Use topaz for amulets.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing, First 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 Gray, and the incense of the day is Ylang-Ylang. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Wiccan Rede - An Interpretation




The Wiccan Rede - An Interpretation

During my studies for my first degree I had to write my own interpretation of the Wiccan Rede. For those of you who may not be familiar with it, the Wiccan Rede is a set of guidelines that should be followed every day when living life as a witch. It helps outline the ethics that one should consider when following Wicca and practicing witchcraft or magic. The following is my line by line personal interpretation based on what I discovered in my research.

The Wiccan Rede

"Bide ye Wiccan Laws you must" This makes reference to us following the wisdom and guidance offered in the Rede.

"In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust" This refers to how you must live out your life with the Gods and Goddesses, and yourself. When performing magick or rituals it is essential that you enter into it with full love and you have complete trust.

"Live and let live" Live your life how you will as long is it is not having a negative impact on others lives. Let others live their lives as well. Don't be quick to look harshly upon someone who chooses to live a different lifestyle than you.

"Fairly take and fairly give" When practicing the craft make sure that you are engaging in an equal exchange. Use your gifts and talents to help people in life and not take advantage of them.

"Cast the Circle Thrice about, to keep the evil spirits out" Make sure when you are practicing spells and rituals that you cast the circle of protection to keep out evil spirits.

"To bind the spell every time, Let the spell be spoke in rhyme" Most spells that you will perform are in the form of poetry or rhyme. Rhyme appeals to your Maiden aspect and can help awaken your subconscious. This will help increase your focus and the energy you are able to put into your spell.

"Soft of eye, light of touch" When you interact with people make sure that you are looking at them with love and understanding. When you become cross with someone don't give them the "evil eye" Don't be quick to jump to a conclusion about someone who may have a difference of opinion than you. Try to see the world with patience and understanding. Remember that your interaction with people affects their world. Positive energy will have more benefit than energy put forth by speaking with a negative tongue.

"Speak little, listen much" As a general rule you should listen more than you speak. Listen to others to find their point of view and learn what you can.

"Deosil go by the waxing moon, singing out ye Witches’ Rune." Deosil means sunwise or clockwise. A Waxing Moon is the period when the Moon moves from New Moon to Full Moon. Rune is another word for spell. This is the time to perform spellwork that will bring things to you.

"Widdershins go by the waning moon, chanting out ye Baneful Rune." Widdershins means counterclockwise. And the waning moon is the period when the moon is going from Full Moon to New Moon. This is the time to cast spells for things that you wish to banish in your life.

"When the Lady's hand is new, Kiss the hand to her, times two" In older times it was a Wiccan tradition to send two kisses to the new moon.

“When the moon rides at her peak, then ye heart’s desire seek.” The best time to perform magick is during the full moon, when the magick and energy of the moon is strongest.

"Heed the North winds' mighty gale, Lock the door and trim the sail." Represents the winter season. The North wind brings the winter storms so lock the house up tight. This is celebrated by the Imbolc Sabbat.

"When the Wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast." Represents the Summer season. The East wind is known to bring change and unexpected visitors. This is celebrated by the Lughnasadh Sabbat.

"When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth."Represents the Spring season. The Southern winds are known to bring love and romance. This is celebrated by the Beltaine Sabbat.

"When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls will have no rest."Represents the Autumn season. The West Winds are known to bring the departed souls to the Summerlands. This is also celebrated by the Samhain Sabbat.

"Nine woods in the Cauldron go, Burn them fast and burn them slow" Nine different types of wood are places in the Beltain fire. Most Wiccans agree that the following are the nine woods used:

Birch – represents the Goddess.

Oak – represents the God.

Rowan – represents the Tree of Life

Willow – known as Hecate's tree, represents our journey to the Summerland

Hawthorn – represents the Fairy folk and purity

Hazel - represents wisdom and learning.

Apple - represents love and fertility.

Vine - represents joy and its juice is said to cause heightened awareness.

Fir - represents immortality and well suited to Beltaine

"Elder be the lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be." The Elder tree is the Goddess's tree. It should never be burned.

"When the wheel begins to turn, Let Beltane fire burn." Beltaine falls on May 1st. It is tradition to burn a Beltaine fire on this Sabbat featuring the nine woods detailed above. It is also known as the time where the Goddesses Rule.

"When the wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the Horned One rules" Yule falls on December 21st. It is known as the time where the Gods Rule.

"Heed Ye flower,Bush and Tree, By the Lady, blessed be." As witches we have a responsibility to be nature friendly and to help take care of our environment.

"Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone and truth you'll know." This line refers to water divination, however it applies to all forms of divination.

"When Ye have a true need, Hearken not to other's greed." You should only perform magick when there is a need. This makes you think about what your motivation should be when performing magick for yourself and others.

"With a fool no season spend, Lest Ye be counted as his friend." Know the people that you choose to spend time with. Choose your friends wisely in life. This also applies to the phrase that you are known by the company that you keep.

"Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart." Express that you are happy to see your fellow brothers and sisters and your friends. Don't be afraid to express your love and friendship.

"Mind the Threefold Law you should, Three times bad and Three times good." This is the threefold law that whatever you put out in the world, either bad or good, will be returned to you multiplied by three. It goes along with the phrase "what goes around comes around" except we believe it "comes around" multiplied by three.

"When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow." The star is the pentacle. This tells us that when we are experiencing trouble we should open our third eye and listen to the Goddess and spirit guides for guidance, resolution and protection.

"rue in Love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee." A witches vows can never be taken lightly. If you make a vow to your lover be true to your love. If they have been untrue to you this annuls the vow that you took.

"Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An it harm none, do what thou wilt." You may not harm yourself or someone else. As long as no harm will be done a witch is allowed to do as they see fit. You must make sure you think out each spell and action taken to know the possible consequences of your actions.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 14, 2013

original artwork by: Lucias Tears

"The thoughts we choose to think
are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives."

- Louise Hay


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Monday, January 14, 2013.

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. Focus on accepting change gracefully, release your anxieties and past hurts and let go of your past. Today is a good day for spells involving emotions, the subconscious, domestic issues, feminine issues, psychic pursuits and dream work. 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 time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedom and individuality is the focus. The Moon enters Pisces at 5:49 a.m. 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 Lavender, and the incense of the day is Narcissus. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Boost Your Immune System With Herbs




Boost Your Immune System With Herbs


Merry Meet :))) There are many herbs that are quite useful to help us boost our immune system. I wanted to take a closer look at some of them with you today. First and foremost, if you aren't already taking one, I always suggest finding a multi-vitamin and taking it each day. You'd be amazed how much this can help.

American Ginsing: For centuries this herb has been used to help with health and vitality. When you take this for several months in succession it can really help prevent upper respiratory infections.

Andrographis: This herb is sometimes referred to as Indian echinacea. It can reduce cold symptoms and their duration. It also can help with upper respiratory infections. This herb helps by stimulating your immune system and can drastically minimize viral growth.

Astragalus: This herb helps to stimulates your immune system. It also helps restore energy, strengthen resistance, and promotes tissue regeneration. It can reduce your risks for cancer as well. Astragalus will help lower blood pressure. If you already have low blood pressure use small amounts until you are familiar with how you react with this herb.

Bupleurum: This herb stimulates your immune system.

Echinacea: Most of you have probably seen this product in the pharmacy to help with colds. It's very effective at both preventing and helping with the flu and colds. This herb also strengthens your immune system. You want to take echinacea at the first sign of getting sick.

Eleuthero Root (Siberian Ginsing): This herb helps your body adapt to stressors. It improves your immune system. This is a long term herb. Take it for at least three months to strengthen your immune system.

Elderberry: This dark-blue berry is helpsful in getting rid of viruses. It stops the virus from taking over healthy cells. It can also protect you from upper respiratory viral infections.

Green Tea: Drinking green tea on a regular basis will strengthen your immune system. It is a very strong antioxidant. I am super sensitive to green tea, however I can take it in capsule form, so if anyone else has issues with green tea hurting their sensitive tum, try out a capsule form from your natural health food supplier.

Hyssop: Hyssop strengthens your immune system. It is also a very strong antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial agent.

Sage: Sage tea is helpful for a sore throat. Sage is a powerful anti-oxidant. It is also a strong broad spectrum antibiotic and stimulates your immune system.

St. John's Wort: Most of you are familiar with St. John's wort as a mood enhancer or mild antidepressant. It is also helpful with fighting off colds and viruses. 

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - January 13, 2013

original artwork by: Alien-Piglet


"Don't be afraid to rock the boat,
if they fall out they weren't meant to be in your boat."

- Unknown

Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, January 13, 2013.

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. Sunday is a great day for spells as many types can be done today. The Sun gives energy to any spell work you do today. The best spell for today involve healing, physical strength, obtaining goals, illumination and initiating any magickal activity. 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 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 freedom and individuality is the focus. The magickal color of the day is Yellow, and the incense of the day is Almond. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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