Friday, May 31, 2013

The Moon Phases



Merry Meet :)))))

Each day I publish the phase of the Moon and advice for the day.  I recently had a request to publish each phase and the meaning of each phase in one place for your reference. :)))

New Moon -  The New Moon is the phase of the Moon when we cannot see her in the sky, for her face is not illuminated for us.. If you look closely though, on a clear night you may be able to make out a faint outline. The New Moon is a time of new beginnings, hope, faith and optimism.  Use this night to work any magick to set the pace for what you want to happen this lunar cycle. 

Waxing Moon - 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.  

Full Moon - 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. 

Waning Moon - The Waning Moon is when the moon is growing smaller in the sky and moving back towards the New Moon.  It 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.

Moon Void Of Course:  When the Moon is void of course, she is traveling between signs.  During this time we want to minimize our actions involving anything important.  This is a good time to read, relax and exercise. 

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong 


Daily Message - May 31, 2013

original artwork by: Pygar

"Look for ways to simplify your life,
our world is as complex as we allow it to be"

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, May 31, 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, and copper for talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waning, Third Quarter in Pisces. 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 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 Purple and the incense of the day is Vanilla. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Daily Message - May 30, 2013

original artwork by: SanguineVamp

"Don't just look for opportunities in life,
use the power within you to create them"

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, May 30, 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. Use tin for talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waning, Third Quarter in Aquarius. 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 Aquarius is a rebellious energy. It’s time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedom and individuality is the focus. The Moon begins her journey to Pisces this evening at 7:58 and arrives at 8:31. Use this half an hour to relax and rest while the moon is void of course. When the Moon arrives 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 Turquoise and the incense of the day is Balsam. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tarot Spread Resources



Tarot Spreads

Merry Meet :)))) I know a lot of you love to work with the tarot. When I started working with the tarot, I used simple one card draws for insight. I still use those today. From there I progressed to three-card variations. Today I use a lot of different tarot spreads. I love to create my own as well. As you get familiar with the cards it is perfectly ok to create your own spreads to suit the question you have at hand. The biggest thing you need to remember is to be specific when choosing a layout and asking your questions. With that being said I found a couple wonderful resources for various tarot spreads that I wanted to pass along to you to peruse in your free time. :))))

Aeclectic Tarot Spreads: Aeclectic Tarot is probably one of my favorite sites out there for seeing tarot decks and reading what others think on them. They do an amazing job uploading graphics for each deck so that you can get a feel for a deck before going out to get one. They also have a page full of tarot spreads. There are easily over 100 spreads here. Each link brings you to a second page with the links to the spreads. These links go to a forum post with the layout and instructions. Pretty easy to use and sooo many options.

Psychic Revelation Tarot Spreads: Over 50 tarot spreads for you to try out. The page is nicely done, there is a small snapshot of each of the spreads with a link to get additional details on it.

MyTarotSpreads.com: Great site, easy navigation. They are collecting tarot spreads from all over the net.

Between these three websites, you should definitely be able to find a spread that will help you with your divination.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - May 29, 2013

original artwork by: Chris Rawlins


"Before you judge someone for their actions, 
remove yourself from the situation and look at it from all angles.
Don't be surprised if your anger subsides"

- Jasmeine Moonsong

Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Wednesday, May 29, 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 Waning, Third Quarter in Aquarius. 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 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 Topaz and the incense of the day is Honeysuckle. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Daily Message - May 28, 2013

original artwork by: vkacademy

"You are never alone,
for we are all one."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Tuesday, May 28, 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, and Iron in talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waning, Third Quarter. 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. We start our day with the Moon in Capricorn. The Moon in Capricorn develops strong structure. It’s a good time to set boundaries and rules. At 2:42 this afternoon, the Moon will begin her journey to Aquarius. The Moon will be void of course until 5:49 this evening when she arrives in Aquarius. During this time we want to minimize our actions involving anything important. This is a good time to read, relax and exercise. 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 Maroon and the incense of the day is Geranium. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Daily Message - May 27, 2013

original artwork by: SerenityMoon9


"Once you learn to recognize the signs from your spirit guides,
you will realize they are with you all the time."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Monday, May 27, 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, and silver when making talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waning, Third Quarter Capricorn. 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 Capricorn develops strong structure. It’s a good time to set boundaries and rules. The magickal color of the day is Ivory and the incense of the day is Hyssop. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Daily Message - May 26, 2013

original artwork by: Lemonslip

"Follow your heart and believe in your dreams
and you will become blessed with the most magickal things"

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, May 26, 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 and gold in crafting talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waning, Third Quarter Sagittarius. 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. When the Moon is in Sagittarius it encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. It favors expansion and growth. At 6:23 this morning, the Moon begins her voyage to Capricorn. She is void of course until 5:30 this evening. During this time we want to minimize our actions involving anything important. This is a good time to read, relax and exercise. At 5:30 this evening the Moon is in Capricorn. The Moon in Capricorn develops strong structure. It’s a good time to set boundaries and rules. The magickal color of the day is Yellow and the incense of the day is Hyacinth. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Full Flower Moon

**original graphic by Skyes Fantasy**


Full Moon - Flower Moon

Merry Meet :))) Tonight is the night of the Full Flower Moon. Can you guess how this full Moon got it's name? That's right :))) Flowers are becoming abundant now. They are literally everywhere. :))) My son is super excited each day asking me if the chive blossoms are ready to make into vinegar, and bringing me little blossoms from the yard each day to make the house look pretty. It can also be known as the Corn Planting Moon, the Milk Moon, and the Hare Moon. The Earth is most fertile right now so it's time to start planting!

If you are doing rituals or spells tonight try to incorporate some of the correspondances from below.

Colors: Red, orange, yellow
Gemstones: Ruby, garnet, amber, Apache tear
Trees: Hawthorn, rowan
Gods: Kali, Priapus, Cernunnos, Flora
Herbs: Cinnamon, members of the mint family
Element: Fire

It's a great night to plant something in the garden. Get a baby rowan sapling and plant it in honor of tonights moon! :) Bring fresh flowers into your house, or design a headband made of flowers for yourself.

The Moon is in Sagittarius tonight. When the Moon is in Sagittarius it encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. It favors expansion and growth. Tonight is a night that you will feel free and optimistic. It's also a night that you may feel extra connected with nature and longing to take a walk in the woods. Go with it! :)))


The energy on the night of a full moon is very powerful. While it is a wonderful night to work magick, and recharge your magickal tools and spells, it's also a perfect night to recharge your energy.
So tonight I want the emphasis to be on you! Use tonight to draw down the energy of the moon and empower yourself for your working and what you wish throughout the month.

Find a clear quiet place this evening where you can see the moon. You can bring a blanket if you like. Hopefully the weather will be warm enough. I am planning on doing a variation of this with my children on the beach tonight.

As always ground and center before doing this.

Look up at the moon and notice her energy glowing. Can you feel her power? Try to focus on the energy surrounding her and use your intent to bring it towards you. You want to start with your crown chakra. Work on pulling the energy down through your crown chakra. When you can feel the energy of your crown chakra, move down to your third eye chakra. Draw the energy of the moon down through it. Notice it spinning and dancing with the light of the moon. Then move to your throat chakra. Pull the energy down and allow it to cleanse your throat chakra and recharge it allowing it to spin freely. From there we are going to move down to your heart chakra. Draw the energy down into your heart chakra. While we are there try to breathe through your heart chakra. Spend a few moment really working on opening that chakra and drawing your breath through it. When you are comfy move on down to your solar plexus. Draw the energy of the moon through all your chakras and down into your solar plexus. Allow the energy of the moon to free that chakra to spin. Notice any connections you may feel to that chakra. The solar plexus is a very common chakra for us to form connections or psychic cords with our loved ones. Then move down to your sacral chakra. Allow the loving light of the moon to envelope this chakra and remove any negative energy. From there move on to your root chakra. Really take a few moments with this one and make sure that your root chakra is clear of any negative energy and spinning with the love and light of the moon. When you are done draw that energy all the way down into the ground, forming a tube of energy that comes from the moon, straight down through you and into the ground. Ask the Goddess to bless you on this night with her love and light. Make sure to give thanks afterwards. Enjoy!

Please note, if you are doing this it is very normal to get tingling sensations. You may even feel a bit lightheaded after. Be sure to ground afterward and maybe have a bite to eat.

Have a Blessed Full Moon!


Love and Blessings
Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - May 25, 2013

original artwork by: Skyes Fantasy


"Take a walk under the Full Moon tonight,
feel her loving energy hold you tight,
make a wish upon that star,
know that all your dreams are not very far."

- Jasmeine Moonsong




Full Flower Moon Blessings! :))))

Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Saturday, May 25, 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, and lead in talismans.

Tonight's is the Full Moon in Sagittarius. 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. When the Moon is in Sagittarius it 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 Brown and the incense of the day is Magnolia. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

http://www.wiccanmoonsong.com/Moonsong-Daily-Magick.html

Friday, May 24, 2013

Magickal Ingredients in Your Kitchen

**graphic by apacz**


Magickal Ingredients in Your Kitchen

Merry Meet :))))) Many of the herbs, spices and other ingredients in your kitchen have magickal properties. When we have something we desire by working these ingredients into our meals and drinks throughout the day, we can help these desires come to us. Below is a basic list that I have started for you of the ones that I am aware of. You may want to designate a space in your Book of Shadows and add to this list as you find more. :))))

Alfalfa sprouts: frugality
Allspice: luck, health
Almonds: wisdom, prosperity
Amaranth: earth energy
Anise: love, enthusiasm, deepens meditation
Apple: balance, harmony
Apricot: feminine spirituality, romance, passion
Artichoke: personal growth, protection from negative energy
Asparagus: aphrodisiac
Avocado: beauty, passion
Bacon: financial prosperity
Bamboo Shoots: feminine energy
Banana: male fertility
Barley: grounding, energy
Basil: calming, love
Bay leaves: energy, health
Beans: decision making, divination
Beef: grounding, abundance
Beets: beauty, passion
Blackberries: protection
Blueberries: calm, acceptance, peace
Brazil Nuts: good fortune, love
Bread: kinship, sustenance
Broccoli: strength, leadership
Brussel sprouts: stability, endurance
Buckwheat: wealth, protection
Butter: soothes troubled relationships
Cabbage: fertility
Cake: enchantment
Capers: lust
Caraway: protection
Cardamon: strengthen relationships, love
Carrots: vision, masculine energy, fertility, dispel illusions
Cashews: financial prosperity, energy
Catnip: joy, acceptance, life force
Cauliflower: feminine energy
Celery: foundations, peace, passion, lust
Chamomile: purifying, calming
Cheese: energy vibration, joy
Cherries: energy, divination
Chicken: health, new beginnings
Chili Peppers: creative energy
Chive: protection, breaking habits
Cilantro: love
Cinnamon: spirituality, psychic insight
Cloves: love, money, psychic protection
Cocoa: joy, love
Coconut: diversity, spirituality
Coffee: conscious mind, alertness
Comfrey: financial prosperity
Cookies: love, maternal instinct
Corn: life, abundance, fertility
Crab: spiritual energy
Cranberries: protection
Cucumber: chastity
Cumin: prevents theft
Curry: protection from evil spirits
Dandelion: psychic powers
Dates: free spirit
Dill: dominance, sexual desire
Echinacea: spirituality
Eggs: fertility, hope
Endive: lust
Fennel: healing, purifying, spiritual
Figs: luck, abundance
Fish: powers of unconscious, fertility
Garlic: protection
Ginger: love, healing, energy
Ginseng: endurance, passion
Grapes: spiritual energy, concentration, fertility
Guava: romantic fantasy
Hazelnuts: intuition, divination
Honey: creativity, joy, well-being
Horehound: protection
Horseradish: masculine energy, prevent evil
Huckleberries: protection, intention
Hyacinth: dependability
Iris: life force
Jelly/Jam: joy
Kiwi: love, passion
Lamb: sensitivity, caring
Lavender: calming
Lemon: cleansing, longevity, devotion
Lemongrass: psychic, intuition
Lettuce: feminine energy, protection, psychic
Linden: rest, sleep
Lime: purification, healing
Mango: spirituality, joy
Maple syrup: life, abundance
Marjoram: strengthen love and relationships
Milk: nurturing
Mint: rejuvenation, money, healing, purification, vibration
Mushrooms: strength, courage
Mustard: alertness, awareness
Nutmeg: health, fidelity, good fortune
Oats: prosperity, sustenance
Olive: peace, spirituality, integrity
Onions: absorb impurities, protection
Oranges: love, health, happiness, invigoration
Oysters: sexual energy
Papaya: devotion
Paprika: creative energy
Parsley: protection, purification
Passionfruit: friendship, love
Pasta: psychic energy
Peaches: love, fertility, wishes
Peanuts: masculine energy, aggressive energy
Pears: passion, lust
Pecans: prosperity
Pepper: protection, banish evil
Pineapple: hospitality, protection
Pistachios: break spells
Plums: inspire love
Pomegranate: growth, fertility
Poppy seeds: calmness, magick
Potato: healing, foundation, earth energy
Radish: protection, protects from evil eye, sexual energy
Rasberries: stamina, vigor
Rhubarb: willpower, reduce worry
Rice: blessings, fertility, weather, magick (rain)
Rosemary: love, happiness
Rye: love
Saffron: clairvoyance, healing
Sage: protection, healing
Salt: grounding, protection, earthly purification
Sassafras: love, money
Sesame seeds: life force
Slippery Elm: persuasion, stops gossip
Sprouts: energy
Strawberries: love, romance
Sugar: dispel evil
Sunflower Seeds: masculine energy, conception
Sweet Potatoes: nurturance
Tarragon: remove negative energy
Tea: immortality, meditation, intuition
Thyme: fairy folk, health, romance
Tomatoes: love, protect against negative energy
Truffles: aphrodisiac
Turnips: protection
Vanilla: raise vibration, loving energy
Vinegar: purification
Watercress: feminine power
Wheat: fruitfulness, bounty, rebirth
Yogurt: grounded spirituality, intuition
Wine: celebration, happiness

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - May 24, 2013

original artwork by: darkfitoplancta

"Whenever someone says something can't be done that you want to do,
take it as a personal challenge and show them
Yes You Can :))) "

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, May 24, 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, and copper for talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing, Second Quarter in Scorpio. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Scorpio increases awareness of psychic power. It precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People can tend to brood and become secretive. The Moon begins it's journey to Sagittarius at 9:56 a.m and arrives at5:50 this evening. During this time, the Moon is void of course and we want to minimize our actions involving anything important. This is a good time to read, relax and exercise. When the Moon arrives in Sagittarius this evening it encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. It favors expansion and growth. The magickal color of the day is Pink and the incense of the day is Orchid. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Enchanting Candle Tutorial with Autumn Gale From Enchanted Autumn




Enchanting Candle Tutorial with Autumn Gale From Enchanted Autumn


Today I have a guest article that I am super excited about. Autumn is one of my very good friends, and sisters in the craft. She has her own online store called Enchanted Autumn. Some of you will be familiar with me mentioning before. She makes the best smelling candles I have ever encountered. I asked her if she would stop by and share some of her secrets with us. :))))))) Enjoy! If you've not checked out her shop you can find her online store here: http://www.enchantedautumn.net/ and her facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/enchantedautumnhandmade?fref=ts Enjoy!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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Most of us really love candles but can't always afford to purchase premium and unique pillars, votives and tapers. This tutorial will show you how to take a simple candle and create your own work of art - at a minimal cost to you!

This is also a really great project for those who love candles but are sensitive/allergic to fragrance. Simply choose unscented candles and spices/herbs that you know will not trigger a reaction!

It is important to note that if you want to burn these candles, pillar and votive candles will be safest. Taper candles are only recommended for decorative purposes, as the flame will most likely ignite herbs and spices, due to the wick position in relation to the diameter of candle.

For This Project, You Will Need:

- A large pot
- Tongs
- Waxed paper
- Herbs and/or spices of your choice
- Taper, votive or pillar candles of your choosing. Beeswax and paraffin candles work best.
- Plate or pan lined with waxed paper
- An old or cheap taper holder (if you choose to decorate tapers and want to do an over-pour)



Let's Get Creating!

- Prepare your workspace by covering with wax paper.

* Fill pot 1/2 to 3/4 full with water and set burner to maximum. As you wait for your water to boil, gather supplies needed an prepare your workspace. While this is a fun craft, it can be super messy! Line your table/counter with waxed paper for easier clean-up.

* Sprinkle herbs and/or spices on waxed paper (as pictured).

* Once water has boiled, remove pot from heat.

* Dip your candle in water until wax has softened/melted a bit.

You will notice that I did not use tongs for dipping candles. I've done this project many times before and am more comfortable not using them...and I'm also a bit of an idiot. I do suggest that you dip your candles into water by gripping the wick with tongs, however.

* When candle is cool enough to touch (it still should be quite warm), roll in spices/herbs. Use a bit of pressure, to ensure that herbs and/or spices adhere to wax.

* Quickly re-dip in pot of water.

* Roll in spices/herbs once again.

* You may need to repeat the dip/roll several times to achieve desired affect.

* Allow votives and pillars to dry on plate/pan lined with waxed paper. Tapers should dry in holders.

You should let candles set for about 2 days before lighting or continuing on with wax over-dip.

Wax Over-Dip

You may leave candles as is for a more rustic look but if a more polished/finished look is desired, a wax over-dip or pour is recommended.

Melted beeswax should be used for beeswax candles; melted paraffin for paraffin candles.

You will need:

- A double boiler
- An old pot that will fit inside the double boiler
- Enough wax to dip/pour with.
- Tongs
- Waxed Paper
- Plate or pan lined with waxed paper for pillars and votives
- Old or cheap taper candle holders.
- Herb/Spice encrusted candles previously made and dried.

Why Use A Double Boiler?

Boiling water reaches a maximum temperature of 100 degrees Celsius, or 212 degrees Fahrenheit which ensures your safety and also that your wax will not burn).



Let's Let's Get Dipping & Pouring!
* Fill Double Boiler 1/2 to 3/4 full with water, turn burner on to maximum heat.

* Place desired amount of wax into old pot and set inside double boiler. Melt wax until no lumps remain. It is not recommended to stir, as that will produce air bubbles in wax. If you feel you do not have enough liquid wax, you can add more solid to the pot and heat until melted (do not drop into wax already melted, you will get burned. Use a ladle or spoon and gently lower into pot).

* When wax is ready, remove from heat.

* If dipping - Use tongs to lower herb/spice encrusted candle (by wick) into the liquid wax. Dip quickly but thoroughly, then place on plate/pan lined with waxed paper. Tapers should be placed in holders. You may want to repeat this step one more time to achieve desired results.

* If pouring - Put pillars and/or votives on waxed paper, spacing about 2 inches apart. Tapers will need to be placed in old or cheap taper holders (your holders will get messy, thus why I suggest old or cheap ones.) Slowly and evenly pour melted wax over candles, directly in or as close to wick as possible (you can clean wick up with fingers after candle has set). Allow candle to set before over-pouring again, this will give your candles a more "grubby" or primitive look.

Peel any dried wax that has pooled on waxed paper and place back in pot, as you can re-melt and re-use.

Allow candles to set for 1-2 days before burning.

If you wish to scent your candles with essential oils prior to lighting, simply rub outside of candle with an EO of your choice (not recommended for fragrance oils, as they often have a lower "flash point" and can catch fire).

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and have fun creating your own unique candles! You may want to think about making these for gifts in the future - jazz them up by wrapping fabric or ribbon around them for a truly personalized touch!

Much Love!

Autumn Gale
http://www.enchantedautumn.net/

Daily Message - May 23, 2013

original artwork by: Belladonna


"Don't be afraid to reach for the stars
but always keep your feet on the ground."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, May 23, 2013, 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. Use tin for talismans.

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

(Please note all times are in EST)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Daily Message - May 22, 2013

original artwork by: Pat Brennan

“Meditate.
Live purely. Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out 
from behind the clouds!
Shine”


― Gautama Buddha


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Wednesday, May 22, 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 Libra. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Libra favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership. The Moon begins her journey to Scorpio at 3:36 this morning. She will be void of course until 4:55 this afternoon. During this time we want to minimize our actions doing anything important. This is a great time to read, relax, and exercise. At 4:55 this afternoon the Moon will be in Scorpio. The Moon in Scorpio increases awareness of psychic power. It precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People can tend to brood and become secretive. The magickal color of the day is White and the incense of the day is Lavender. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Daily Message - May 21, 2013

original artwork by: PSHoudini

A Heart that reaches out with Love;
Can Heal a Soul, and Change a Life … 

- Kiran Shaikh~

Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Tuesday, May 21, 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, and Iron in talismans.

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

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)


Monday, May 20, 2013

Your Higher Self As Your Guide

original graphic by: AllexDA

Your Higher Self As Your Guide

Merry Meet :))) We've done a lot of work with spirit animals, deities and guides. One of the most important guides that you will ever work with is you. Yes, you read that right. ;) Your higher self. I see so many people going through hard times and looking to others to lift them up. One of the most important lessons I think one can learn is to listen to your higher self.

As humans we are quite quick to blame someone, anyone for the situations in which we are in. I am a firm believer that we create the world that is around us. Therefore if we want to change things, we need to look first to ourself. It's one thing to say we want things different, it's another to make the decision to change them. Your higher self is your spirit, your soul, your heart, your truth. Your higher self is the you that is unaffected by all the crap that is getting thrown at you in the mundane. Your higher self is full of love for things such as greed, jealousy and pain don't exist on the other side. Most importantly, your higher self is on your side! When we learn to quiet down the mundane chatter that our conscious loves to keep on overdrive we are able to hear our higher self.

Your higher self is with you all the time. They are there to help you with all your decisions and everything that you experience in life. Unfortunately a lot of us choose to ignore our higher selves completely. There's a few reasons for this. One is that we may be so buried in natural shields from pain that we have completely lost connection. Another is that we think we are undeserving. As soon as I say that most of you will probably say that you feel you are deserving. But if you are experiencing hard issues in life, if you really dig deep down, there may be a part of you that feels like you don't deserve the best. This is the part you need to find and heal. This is the part that you need to shut off instead of your higher self.

I actually was getting frustrated when I started meditating and was taking classes to learn to work with spirit guides. I kept seeing a woman who looked much like me. She was dressed in all white. Everyone else was seeing Grandma, and Aunt Emma, and Shaman, and.... you get the idea. But noooo, here I am seeing me. Ehmmmm... So I question my instructor and all she tells me is that it's perfect. Awesome! What in the world does that mean! It happened again in a different class, with a different teacher, and she told me the same thing. I had it exactly right. It wasn't until quite some time later that I finally understood the concept. For me I understood the soul, the subconscious is where you are free, etc. But visually it is actually easier to picture your higher self as a separate entity. Well for some of you it may be! It took me awhile to get comfy with it. On the other side we are capable of being in many places at one. Time and places don't exist like they do here. That's the best way I can think of to describe it. So I ask you to be open minded to this concept. Now will your higher self look exactly as you do right now? No, Yes? They could, or they could not. They will look like whatever you/they think you want them to so that it's easier for you.

When you start working with your higher self things will start happening. Now am I saying to forget your other guides, deities etc? Noooooo. lol :)))) But realize that your higher self is there as well, and you may want to start there with what you want. A lot of what you do in magick is informing your subconscious of your desires, ie your higher self. So check in with him/her once in awhile! Just talk, you can talk in your mind, out loud, start writing letters, whatever is easiest for you, just start doing it. Together you can and will change your life.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - May 20, 2013

original artwork by: Lulebel

"When you realize that you already have the keys to every aspect of your life,
you will realize that you have the ability to control your life."

- Jasmeine Moonsong


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Monday, May 20, 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, and silver when making talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing, Second Quarter in Virgo. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Virgo favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. It focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules. The Moon begins it's journey to Libra at12:49 this afternoon. This is a very quick journey and it will arrive in Libra at1:08 this afternoon. During this brief period of time, the Moon will be void of course so it is best to read and relax during this time. At 1:08 this afternoon the Moon is in Libra. The Moon in Libra favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership. The magickal color of the day is Silver and the incense of the day is Rosemary. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Daily Message - May 19, 2013

original artwork by: Lulebel

"You need no fancy ingredients or tools for spells.
All that is required for magick is a true heart, pure intentions, and a love for all."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Sunday, May 19, 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 and gold in crafting talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing, Second Quarter in Virgo. The Waxing Moon is when the moon is getting larger in the sky, and moving towards the full moon. It is the ideal time for magick that draws things towards you bringing about positive changes. The Waxing Moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect. The Maiden is all about new beginnings, youthful ideas and enthusiasm. The Moon in Virgo favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. It focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules. The magickal color of the day is Amber and the incense of the day is Almond. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Daily Message - May 18, 2013

original artwork by: Karen Goldian

"There's a place deep within us
that wants to know that our life has made a difference."

- Dr. Wayne Dyer


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Saturday, May 18, 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, and lead in talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing, Second Quarter. 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 is void of course this morning until 11:17 a.m. when it moves into Virgo. During this time we want to minimize our actions involving anything important. This is a good time to read, relax and exercise. 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 Black and the incense of the day is Sandalwood. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Daily Message - May 17, 2013

original artwork by: Twig the Fairy


"Never underestimate the power of a simple smile.
They are contagious and
you'd be amazed how many lives you can touch when you smile."

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Friday, May 17, 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, and copper for talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing, First Quarter Leo. 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 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 begins it's voyage to Virgo at 11:48 p.m. this evening and will remain void of course until tomorrow morning at 11:17 a.m. During this time we want to minimize our actions involving anything important. This is a good time to read, relax, and exercise. The magickal color of the day is Rose and the incense of the day is Yarrow. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mason Jar Oil Lamps



Mason Jar Oil Lamps

Merry Meet :)))))) Most of you know that I absolutely loveeeee Mason Jars. I came across a project this week that had me all but squeeling with delight. They are soooooo pretty!!!!! I am planning to make one this week. What I love too about this is one you have the basic concept the possibilities are just endless! :))))))) Ready?

What You Need
- Mason Jars (or other glass jar, you can use a recycled glass jar like a sauce jar)
- One 1/8 nipples (hardware store)
- Two 1/8 couplings (hardware store)
- Two 3/8 washers (hardware store)
- 100% cotton lamp wicks (craft store)
- Lamp oil or other oil that is safe to burn
- Decorations for inside the lamp, fruits, pinecones, seashells, sparklies etc)
- cordless drill with 3/8 drill bit
- block of wood
- hammer
- screwdriver

1. Mark the center of the lid where you want the hole to be.

2. Set the cap on the block of wood and make a starter hole with the screwdriver and hammer.

3. Use the drill to make the hole. It will go quick so be careful.

4. Put the nipple through the hole. The nipple should be longer under the lid.

5. Add a washer to both sides of the lid and then the coupling.

6. Thread the wick through the nipple.

7. Add what decorations you want inside the jar.

8. Fill the jar with oil, leave a bit of space at the top, about an inch.

9. Put the lid back on the jar.

10. Let the oil soak all the way up the wick before lighting it.

Amazing idea from Recycle, Renew, Reuse Mother Earth Projects. Check out the page for tons of ideas and pictures that may help you with the instructions. :)))))) I'm making the seashell one first! :)))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - May 16, 2013

original artwork by: SaintEagle

"If you don't like where you are move.
You are not a tree."

- Unknown


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Thursday, May 16, 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. Use tin for talismans.

Tonight's Moon is Waxing, First Quarter Leo. 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 Leo draws emphasis to the self, central ideas, or institutions and away from connections with others and other emotional needs. People can tend to be melodramatic. The magickal color of the day is Crimson and the incense of the day is Jasmine. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book of Shadow Binders



Book of Shadow Binders

Merry Meet :))) I ran an article this morning on Spell Books which led to a lot of questions via email and on Facebook where to get Book of Shadows.  I work with Binders for my Book of Shadows.  Zazzle has a really cool section of Binders like the one in the pic above.  You can find it here: Zazzle Book of Shadows.  I got my binder from there.  Most of them are around $20. :)) A lot you can customize with your name as well.  I hope this helps!

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Your Book Of Spells

**graphic by Tsabo6**


Your Book of Spells

One thing I believe to be very important when working rituals and spells is recording your experiences. Some will do this right inside their Book of Shadows. I, however, am a bit of a neat freak and prefer to have my Book of Shadows look aesthetically pleasing and use a separate journal to record my results when I work with spells, rituals, and even divination. I use a binder, as I can organize what spells I've worked with into tabs according to type of spell. This is extremely helpful for future reference. I also have a few pages in the front dedicated as an index. On those pages I list which spells I have done, and the date they were done. While I'm writing this, it's just occured to me that you could likely use a technological method as well such as an iphone app, or the computer. Perhaps one day I will convert mine.   There are so many reasons why keeping records like this for your reference is important.   So let's get into why you would want to do this.

The most important reason is so that you have a record of your magickal work. I love having a record of the spells that I have worked with. This makes it easy when I need to work with one to reference back what worked for me in the past, rather then digging through books for "that spell I used 8 months ago." It helps you to keep everything neat and organized which is very important to your craft.

You have a record of your immediate and future results of your work. After you do your workings record everything that you can think of on that day. The more information the better. Some things to include are moon phase, time of day, weather, colors wearing, incense burning, the mood you are in etc. While it may not seem relevant at the time, it can become very relevant in the future when you are learning how you work with spells the best. When you work with this book you should not only record immediate results, but come back to the pages in the future and record any changes. I have a spell on each page, that leaves me plenty of space at the bottom of the page to write results later on, as well as the back of the page. It's helpful to have a history on your spells, as most magick you work will not manifest immediately. It takes time for it to come to fruition and you will not know the results right away. By doing this faithfully it will help you learn how you perform as an artist. For that is exactly what we are, artists. We will never work magick the same for we are all different. Therefore you must learn the best methods for you from you.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

If you are interested in getting a Book of Shadows that is a binder, check out this post http://wiccanmoonsong.blogspot.com/2013/05/book-of-shadow-binders.html

Daily Message - May 15, 2013

original artwork by: Iluviar


"Your perception of things becomes your reality.

- Jasmeine Moonsong



Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Wednesday, May 15, 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 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. At 8:14 this morning the Moon begins it's journey to Leo and will be void of course until 6:38this evening. During this time we want to minimize our actions involving anything important. This is a good time to read, relax and exercise. At 6:38 this evening the Moon moves into Leo. 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 Brown and the incense of the day is Bay Laurel. Have an amazingly magickal day!!!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

(Please note all times are in EST)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Consecrating Magickal Herbs

**original graphic by: Silver-Lady**


Consecrating Magickal Herbs

Merry Meet :)))) When we use objects in our rituals and spells we typically consecrate them to purify their energy and charge them with our intent. When we are working with herbs, we will often use them for magickal purposes as well. Therefore it would make sense to be careful in our handling of them and consecrate them before use. Even something as simple as herbs in tea, when the herbs have been handled properly can help to increase the magickal energy on your cup of tea.

One of the many ways we can increase the magickal energy on our herbs is to consecrate them. If you grow your own herbs, you can consecrate the tools that you use to harvest them with. Keep them stored in a special place so they will be ready for you to use. You can also consecrate the jars you store them in if you are storing them at home. As you harvest the herbs be sure to thank the Goddess for the herbs you are harvesting. If you do not grow your own herbs, you can apply a similar method. Consecrate the herbs before using them. So for instance if you bought a bag of sage from the market, you can consecrate the sage itself, and if you are going to store it, the container you will store it in.

Let's go through a basic consecration in case you may not be familiar. When we consecrate an item we are cleansing it and blessing it with the four elements. This infuses it with magickal energy and helps it be ready for our use. You may use any consecration you wish, here is a simple one for you to use. :

Gather the following:

A small bowl of sea salt to represent the Earth.
A white sage smudge stick or incense stick to represent Air.
A white candle to represent Fire.
A small bowl of purified water to represent Water.

Light the candle and the incense as you begin your consecration.

Face North and sprinkle salt over the tool/herb you are consecrating and say the following:

"Powers of the North,
Guardians of the Earth,
I consecrate this (tool or herb consecrating)
and charge it with your energies.
I purify it this night, and make this tool sacred."

Face East and pass the object through the smoke of the sage and say the following:

"Powers of the East,
Guardians of the Air,
I consecrate this (tool or herb consecrating)
and charge it with your energies.
I purify it this night, and make this tool sacred."

Face South and pass the object above the flame of the candle and say the following:

"Powers of the South,
Guardians of Fire,
I consecrate this wand of willow
and charge it with your energies.
I purify it this night, and make this tool sacred."

Face West, dip your fingers in the water and flick a few drops onto the tool or herb you are consecrating. Say the following:

"Powers of the West,
Guardians of Water,
I consecrate this (tool or herb)
and charge it with your energies.
I purify it this night, and make this tool sacred."

Hold the tool or herb to the sky and say the following:

"I charge this wand in the name of Old Ones,
the Ancients, the Sun and the Moon and the Stars.
By the powers of the Earth, of Air, of Fire and of Water
I banish the energies of any previous owners,
and make it new and fresh.
I consecrate this (tool, herb)
and it is mine."

Some just pass the object over the salt and water. I was taught to do it this way. You can do it either way and it's perfectly acceptable.

Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Hay House World Summit - Don't Miss Out!



Hay House World Summit

I am super excited about this. :)))) Last year I participated in the World Summit hosted by Goddess Leonie. Actually it might've been 2 summers ago now! Time flies. She is amazing. She is also one of my business coaches and mentors. If you have your own business and are looking to get ahead you can check her out here: Amazing Biz and Life Academy. She really is amazing. :)))))

So she ran the World summit before and it was amazing! Weeks packed with free seminars and information from some of the best coaches and new age leaders in the country. This year Hay House has taken it over and I am super excited to see how it goes. Some of my favorites will be there to speak like Doreen Virtue, Cheryl Richardson, Esther Hicks, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, and soooo many more. :)))))) Today is the first day for sign-up so you want to make sure you get registered early. It's free! :))))) Below is the promo info for you :)))))

"Whether you're embracing your health, deepening your spirituality, nurturing your relationships, exploring the world of possibility, or a combination of all of the above — many have chosen Hay House to be their favorite resource and hub of wisdom over the years. To celebrate this tradition of learning and sharing, Hay House has created a new, free, online event just for you: the Hay House World Summit.

Listen in during the week of June 1st through the 10th to more than 100 authors and experts as they share their stories, powerful exercises and advice on how to live your best life.

Popular self-help authors and visionary teachers from an array of fields will sit down for enlightening conversations hosted by industry professionals and fellow authors. Best-selling author Wayne Dyer will share his insight and expertise on manifestation and divine intelligence. Interviews with health advocates including Kris Carr, Julie Daniluk and Donna Gates will illuminate the many paths to healing your body and enjoying your health. Fresh off the success of his new book The Tapping Solution, Nick Ortner will share a simple solution for stress-free living. Relax and enjoy guided meditation exercises from Denise Linn and Sonia Choquette among many others. John Holland will discuss how to tap in to your soul's innate desires and abilities in his interview; while as an interviewer, he will engage with other intuitive speakers about divine guidance and mediumship. Best of all, Hay House is thrilled to invite you to listen to Louise Hay, the founder of Hay House, discuss the beginnings of her company and the affirmations and positive thoughts that help her live a balanced and joyful life. To see the full schedule of authors, go to www.HayHouseWorldSummit.com

When you register for the Hay House World Summit, you will receive six bonus videos to kick off your experience. Watch as Hay House President and CEO Reid Tracy sits down with Louise Hay, Suze Orman, Doreen Virtue, Esther Hicks, Cheryl Richardson, and Wayne Dyer in never-before-seen, entertaining and personal conversations. Join in the fun at the Hay House World Summit to get more from these and other authors and gain even greater insight into living a happy, healthy life. Register for free today at www.HayHouseWorldSummit.com"

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Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Daily Message - May 14, 2013

original artwork by: DefyxxNormality

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams.

- Ashley Smith


Merry Meet and Good Morning :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Today is Tuesday, May 14, 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, and Iron in talismans.

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

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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