"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
25th Day of the 7th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Duir/Oak
25th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Duir/Oak
Moon Phase: waning last quarter
Moon rises: 1:15AM EDST
Moon sets: 3:55PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Earth Sign
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The strength and beauty
of the little things.
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 5:56AM EDST
Sunset: 8:53PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What pattern is emerging
from your spiritual path to date?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
July 6th, 2010
On Tiu's Day today - Mars Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire - there are Major magickal energies for Bindings.
Binding magick is sometimes considered a difficult area for white witches because of the issues of the infringement of free will. It is an area where careful and honest heart searching is needed to be sure your magick is for the highest cause and with the purest intent.
Some binding magick is straightforward. If you were going on a long journey, you could legitimately bind a small child to you temporarily so that he or she would not get lost or wander off, as the child is not old enough to take responsibility for him- or herself.
But what if you know a drug dealer is peddling in a place your teenager insists on visiting in spite of your warnings. Can you morally bind the drug pusher from harming your child without over-riding their free will or that of your teenager? Some witches would argue the drug pusher is potentially threatening a lot of teenagers and not just your own and so could not be left to spread his poison.
It is possible with care to carry out positive and protective spells to bind such adverse behavior, so that the drug peddler is not able to approach your child with the intent of doing harm.
You could bind your teenager, who after all is still young and vulnerable, from buying substances that will cause harm. You could add an attracting spell for your teenager to find new friends who spend their time in less dangerous settings and also to strengthen your teenager's natural moral standards.
Binding spells often involve the use of images or figures, such as dolls or ones made from beeswax or clay that you bind up with ribbons or cord (of course you do not harm the image). You would then gently wrap the figure in soft cloth and put it in a safe place until the specified time for the binding spell to be through.
If there is not a set time, binding spells generally have to be recast monthly with new figures. The old doll should be returned to its element: to the earth if made of an earth substance; clay or wax should be rolled in a ball.
Since the drug pusher and teenager need to be kept apart you could put the drug pusher figure with blessings into the freezer compartment and wrap your child's image in a drawer. You could also, if you felt it morally right, create another figure to represent other unspecified teenagers in danger and wrap that separately but safely with your child's figure well away from the drug pusher doll.
[From: Cassandra Eason's "Complete Book of Natural Magick"]