A Timely Spell Toward Self Empowerment

A Timely Spell Toward Self Empowerment

This is a two-part spell. You will need some time on one day, and then another block of time within the next day or two.

Materials needed for the first session:

  • A few moments of quiet time
  • A comfortable space
  • Paper
  • Pen/pencil/crayon
  • Small glass or cup of water

Materials needed for the second session:

  • A few moments of quiet time
  • A comfortable space
  • A calendar or datebook
  • Pen/pencil/crayon
  • Appropriate essential oil, or olive oil.

Astrological Preamble: One of the stronger astrological aspects this week involves Mars and Uranus. (Mars in Virgo is trine Uranus in Taurus.) Uranus moves slowly. It entered the sign of Taurus last year, and will travel through that sign for the next six years. This is a time when our society is re-evaluating its views of money/possessions/resources. Our attitudes and practices will be changing, on a collective scale. Because faster moving Mars is currently in Virgo, this is an ideal time for each of us to visualize the ownership we could have in our own lives. How do you want your time or home or priorities to be organized? Of course no one lives in a vacuum where our lives do not intertwine with others. But we will begin this spell by trying to focus on our own priorities & resources.

Day One: Take a moment to breathe deeply & slowly. Clear your mind. Don’t worry about other people’s needs or expectations for a moment. They will still be there, when you come back. Let them go, for now. Breathe. Allow Spirit to help you raise your highest value to mind. Is it your health? Your safety? The enjoyment of a beautiful day, or perhaps music or cooking? Once this highest value is identified, jot it down. Fold the paper in half, folding towards you, as if you were drawing this Value to your heart. Turn the paper clock-wise, and fold it again… folding towards you, to draw the Value to your heart. Turn the paper a third time, and fold towards yourself one final time. Three is the charm! Now place the paper beneath the cup of water. Breathe deeply & slowly… drawing in the light of your Value with each inhale… directing the love of your Value into the water with each exhale. Repeat. Continue as many times as you like. When you feel that the water has been fully charged with this energy, drink it. With each swallow, know that you are taking in the ability to fulfill your Highest Value. Keep the folded paper with you. Keep it in your pocket, or otherwise on your person. The next step is to go about your day with an awareness of this Value. No actions are required for this day. Just let your Highest Value soak in, and accompany you through at least one full day of your usual life.

Day Next: Come back to your quiet time & place for the second session: Breathe deeply & slowly again, and clear your mind for a few moments. No thoughts. No planning or visioning. Just let your mind reboot, and return to factory settings for a few moments. What if your Highest Value received a few moments of devoted attention each day? Would that be at the beginning of your day, before you leave the home for your other obligations? Or would it be at the end of the day, once you’ve returned to your home? Or perhaps you would set aside a few hours on a particular day each week. Which day would make the most sense, considering your busy life? Would it be best to focus on your Highest Value in the morning hours? Mid-day? Evening? Is there something less fulfilling that takes time away from you? It may be necessary to trim something out of your life… much like we might prune a plant, to encourage healthier directed growth. This is the point where we are considering the other people woven into our lives. While we do not want others to dictate our values & preferences, we must also be careful that we are not imposing our priorities upon them. We want to be considerate, and honor each person (including self), whenever we are doing work like this. The more people you have in your life, the more complicated this can be! Now here’s the tricky part… document your ideal time for Highest Value focus. Write it on the calendar. Treat it like an actual appointment. This is not an appointment that you would approach as a burden. This is time that you are spending as if it were what you intended to do with your time & energy. Place the bottle of oil upon your calendar. Breathe deeply & slowly… drawing in the light of your Value with each inhale… directing the love of your Value into the oil with each exhale. Repeat. Continue as many times as you like. When you feel that the oil has been fully charged with this energy, use a single drop to anoint yourself. Going forward, you will anoint yourself at the beginning of each Highest Value “appointment”, as a blessing to empower your own abilities.

Pro tips about anointing: The easiest way to get a single drop is to place a finger firmly over the opening of the bottle, so that you are creating a seal with your fingerprint. Tip the bottle, maintaining the seal, so you don’t pour oil all over the place. When you tip the bottle back upright, you will be left with a single drop upon you finger.

  • Use that drop to anoint your third eye, if you are working to gain insight or clarity.
  • Use it to anoint your ears if you are working to hear & understand better.
  • Anoint your heart if you are working towards emotional healing or opening your heart to more love.
  • Anoint your hands if you are working to improve your skills or creativity (back of the hands is best, so you don’t have a greasy grip).
  • Trust your own reasoning. Where you choose to anoint will depend upon what your Highest Value turned out to be.

Be aware that if you feel moved to anoint someone or something else, you may be externalizing your values. If this is happening, return to your clear mind. From that clear starting point, re-evaluate your ownership of the Value. What actions can you take toward your Highest Value? Anoint yourself in a manner that will help empower your own abilities. We want your accomplishments to truly be your own.

Blessed be!

Full Moon in Pisces: Dream Sequence

Full Moon in Pisces: Dream Sequence

Full Moon in Pisces 2019

The moon is full in Pisces on September 13 (11:32 pm). Best-laid plans built upon exactitude and carefulness bend sideways, allowing big picture visions to enter in. A prickly irritability, which demands every detail remains in its right place, gets exhausted and loses focus. Precise and rigid expectations could set up disappointment when plans seem to flop. Allow flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. Letting nature take its course could steer off the beaten path. You just may get more than you bargain for. Fertile ground has the garden of flowers blossoming with colors so exotically beautiful they appear out of this world!

Psychic experiences color this full moon. Being in touch with immense suffering turns up empathic meters. Dreams provide an alternate route to seek answers. There is a heightened sensitivity to the foods, medicines and liquids (especially alcohol) that are ingested; take note when something doesn’t sit well in the gut.

Seven planets in earth give a sensibility about how to best navigate the physical plane, which can lead to a productive time. An awareness of limitations and rules combined with wild imagination make quite the dynamic duo this full moon! On September 18, Saturn turns direct. Look back to late April and events catalyzed at that time. A change in direction of the usual flow is indicated, though how this plays out for you depends on your natal birth chart. To find out more about how your natal chart affects this full moon, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

To stay adaptable and flexible in the face of sudden change, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Inner Balance candles. This delicious blend of cedar, sage, and jasmine is designed to keep you centered and balanced no matter what happens around you. To tap into your psychic nature and the power of your dreams, consider adding some of Morningstar’s Aqua incense to your routine. This exquisite incense blend evokes the power of water, which encourages us to go deep into our subconscious for the answers. For a boost to your productivity, add some of Eye of Horus’ Dragon’s Blood oil to your practice. This earthy, sweet oil helps to kick-start and fire up your own energies and the energy of anything your working on.

New Moon in Virgo: A Fine-Toothed Comb

New Moon in Virgo: A Fine-Toothed Comb

The new moon on August 30 (5:37 am) starts with five planets in Virgo! The art of organization and categorization is thematic of this new moon. What could stand to be improved by tidying up? What foods and habits, when assimilated, assist health and well-being? As summer harvest is reaped, using discernment helps to cut the wheat from the chaff. It may be a time to nerd out to trivia or categorize the junk drawer. Yet, as the moon waxes over the next two weeks, a changeable mercurialness trickles in, asking for adjustability and adaptability. Creative juices flow at high levels!

Eight planets reside in earth as Mercury, Sun, Moon, Mars, and Venus move quickly through the sign of Virgo. The practical and measurable aspects of life are of focus. How can innovation be used with a rule-bound approach and infused with new systems of organization? Developments in technology, such as in farming, green energy, and healthcare are highlighted. How can designs be improved and transferred from the mind into the physical world? What genius ideas are ready to be made real? What design flaws need correcting?

Inferiority complexes and insecurities about measuring up may arise. Anxious nerves can be channeled toward productivity. How can finicky worry be directed toward perfecting that art project, new work endeavor or health regime? The inner critic, directed toward the self or the outside world, gets louder. How can criticisms be useful in fixing problems and making it work more smoothly?

For help in tidying up and getting your creativity flowing, try a bit of Eye of Horus’ Focus Aid oil. This aromatherapy blend is designed to help sharpen the mind and keep your concentration solid. To help with manifestation and bringing your ideas into reality, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Ganesha candles. This sweet-smelling candle is designed to invoke the energy of Ganesha, Hindu god of opportunities and the one who opens the roads. For help in silencing negative voices and inner critics, try carrying or using in your practice a piece of snowflake obsidian. This stone helps dissolve negativity, move us past emotional blockages, and get us into positive thought patterns.