Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Waxing Gibbous Moon

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

14th Day of the 2nd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Luis/Rowan
26th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Luis/Rowan
14th Day of the Cycle of Keolwulf -
Days of the Old Ones
Moon Phase: waxing Gibbous
Moon sets: 5:06AM EST
Moon rises: 3:03PM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Water
Sign of Cancer
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The inheritance
of your blood.
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:14AM EST
Sunset: 5:54PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Who
are you trying to control?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year.
February 15th, 2011

Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire - Action Day.  There are minor magickal energies for rites of courage..

The image is from "The Faces of WomanSpirit: A Celtic Oracle of Avalon" by Katherine Torres. I got this deck many years ago and still use the cards from it to mark the different cycles and seasons we go through every year.  The illustrations on the cards are done by Cruz.  Ms. Torres says: "Each card has been designed to most clearly portray the inner world landscape that I experienced every time I went to Avalon and traveled the inner world for more wisdom.  The faces presented just as the Moon Mother, planet or other spiritual assistants depicted them. People, animals, trees, stones, fish, etc. are the ones I met, spoke with, was guided by, and befriended throughout my journeys." 
Poem of Rowan

"Teacher of elegance and grace,
The focus of a sacred place,
Your dimensions we can travel,
Show us through your deliberate means,
the way to unravel - Great Mysteries."

A Witch's Jar for Protection:

        Today is the perfect day to create a Witch's jar. Classically, a Witch's jar is a lidded glass jar filled with broken glass, herbs, old nails, pins, thorns and anything that is sharp and can catch something or prick something. For a modern spin on the Witch jar, Ms Dugan instead of broken glass which are not very safe to handle - she likes to use those flat-bottomed glass marbles that are so popular for wedding decorations and in floral designs. Check any floral section of the arts and crafts stores for lots of colors and options.  When using these instead the glass marbles reflect negativity all over the surface of the colored glass and keeps bouncing around inside the jar until it gets smaller and smaller finally dissipates.
* 1 medium-sized glass jar with lid
* 1 small bag of red or black glass marbles
* old iron nails or pins
* 3-4 holly leaves
* 3-4 thorns from a red rose
* a garlic clove (a Mars herb that will absorb negativity)
* a black permanent marker

   Wash and dry the jar and the lid; set them aside. Begin by placing the clove of garlic in the bottom of the dry jar. Next, begin layering in some of the glass marbles, a few pins, a nail, a holly leaf and the rose thorns.  Add more marbles then another nail or pins, the holly leaf, and thorns. Keep going until you fill up the jar.
   When the jar is full, hold your hands over the top of the jar and put some of your own protection energy into it. Visualize your need for protection filling up the jar and empowering all the supplies that are held within. Now screw the lid onto the jar, and draw a pentagram surrounded by a circle on the top of the jar with the black marker.
    Now pick up the jar and hold it up to the sunlight. See all the light sparkling through the glass and bouncing around off those colored marbles? Pretty isn't it? But in this case, pretty really gets the job done. Now, give the jar a gentle shake to start the magick. Hold the jar in both hands and concentrate on what you are doing. Then when you are ready, repeat the spell:
"Tuesdays are the day for protection and courage
This Witch's jar will remove any and all worries
Garlic to keep emotional vampires at bay
This jar is a magickal tool working night and day
The thorns and nails catch any evil that may occur
While colored pieces of glass will reflect and scatter
This jar is now sealed with the sound of a Witch's rhyme
The protective magick begins in this place time."

   Place the jar in the most-used room in your house. Tuck it in a corner, behind the living room couch, or under your desk. Allow the jar to absorb and to break up any negativity or spite coming your way. This spell may be renewed every few months or so by holding up the jar to the light and allowing the sun's light to burn out any lingering energy. If you wish, you may replace the old garlic clove with a fresh one. Then, please repeat the spell verse over the newly arranged, sealed and freshened jar. 

1 comment:

Cellar Door said...

Perhaps the craft store glass globules reflect negativity and indeed make for a lovely effect, but I would not be without my pickers and catchers (small shards and glassy splinters --among other pointies and sharps), as they are ever so reliable. I guess it's hard for this "old dog" to learn a "new trick"! lol!

Good day, my friend!
Cellar Door