The Cougar Moon 2016

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High Country Cougar by Simply Wild Canada

February’s full moon is known by many different names one of them is the cougar moon. It receives this name due to the fact that at this time in the winter season food is scarce (which is why it is also known as the Hunger Moon) and the predators like the cougar have be out prowling for food for longer periods of time which allows for us to catch a glimpse.  As a big cat they are solitary animals only seeking companionship during their mating season which will soon be arriving.

Cougar-Moon Asante Riverwind Arts

Cougar Moon by Asante Riverwind Arts

During this month as well we celebrated Imbolc which is known as the time of Quickening, when the crone becomes a maiden once again full of new life and potential. We also can start perceiving nature awakening from her slumber. We start to see some snowdrops, crested iris or crocuses peaking through the snow and the trees start developing their buds. This is the time for new beginnings and it is full of magical potential.

With this theme of new beginnings this is a good moon to make plans for the future and for the Spring to come. This is the time we should dream, be filled with hope and aspirations and set wonderful goals. Due to these powerful energies it lends itself for us to do magical workings that involve personal achievements and advancement. The Moon  will enter Virgo at 4:25 am MT (Feb 22nd) and its influence will add even more power as it rules  intellectual matters and matters relating to employment and business. Virgo also lends itself to help in health matters, like making dietary changes and/or working to heal the intestines and nervous system.

ethericsurgeryWith all these energies at play it gives us many opportunities to work with the full moon in many different ways. If you are focusing in physical health maybe this is the time to do an intestinal cleanse and help our body get rid-off the toxins. You can prepare a gem elixir of a Green Moss Agate to assist you during the cleanse. If you are focusing on your nervous system, you can make a gem elixir of Nephrite Jade  and use it in your tea. I know that Live and Feel suggest that Oolong, Green or Black tea are all good for the nervous system. If you would like to learn a little more on others way you can bring healing to your nervous system please visit Herb Hands Healing.

If you decide to focus in career building, seeking employment or bringing success to your business then this is a good time to craft a Business Success Oil to anoint yourself prior to working with anything related to your business (marketing materials, your business cards, CV’s or resumes) so that everything you touch is infused with the energy.

When you craft remember to create a magical atmosphere! Dim the light a little, light an incense in this case I would recommend High John the Conqueror as it increase your power, draws money and remove hexes or curses which can be limiting your prosperity or Pine which draws money and prosperity. Light a green candle and play some inspiring music. Gather all your ingredients and have fun!

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Business Success Oil

  • 5 ml of Sesame Oil  (to open doors) or any other carrier oil you have
  • 5 ml of Almond Oil (to bring money, business success, prosperity and wisdom) or any other carrier oil you have
  • 2 drops of Scotch Pine EO (to bring steady money, banish scarcity)
  • 4 drops of Blood Orange EO (to add luck, attract money and prosperity)
  • 3 drops of Cinnamon EO (to add power, wealth, prosperity, business success)
  • 1 drop of Basil (to bring wealth, prosperity and luck, protect you from the evil eye
  • 1 drop of Patchouli (to bring money)
  • pinch of Allspice (to bring money, luck and business success)
  • pinch of Cinquefoil or Five Finger Grass (to bring luck, money and abundance)
  • pinch of High John the Conqueror (to bring money, success and happiness)
  • one Clove (to bring business success, wealth and prosperity)
  • a chip  or 2 of Green Aventurine (to bring money, luck, career success, prosperity)

Remember these are guidelines only. Use the ingredients that you have at hand. Feel free to tweak the quantities to suit you and your needs. This is done to serve as a starting point. Keep in mind if you are allergic to any of these ingredients. Please research them prior to using.

Here is a simple but effective ritual you can do this evening. First gather a green candle, the newly crafted Business Success Oil, a bay leaf, matches, a fire resistant dish, John the Conqueror Incense or Pine. Then proceed to set the atmosphere and the tone for your work (create scared space, call the quarters do whatever your tradition calls for). Light the incense put some wonderful background music. Grab your bay life write on it your desired out come. Anoint the green candle towards you with the Business Success Oil and keeping in mind what you want to bring to you. Then light the candle and proceed to burn your bay leave. Place the bay leaf on the dish so it can finish burning. While looking at the flame of the candle concentrate on the outcome you want, see it happening in your life, see the outcome of getting this becoming a reality, hold that thought for as long as you can while staring at the flame of the candle. Once you are done envisioning, say a few words from your heart, express gratitude for receiving the outcome you want and say something like So Mote it be or May it be so. Let the candle finish burning in a safe place. Once the ritual is completed, if there are any remnants of the leaf (ashes) or the candle I would bury them in the earth.

Resources:

  • Cosmic Daily Weather by Kaye Berjot
  • Witches’ Datebook 2016 by Llewellyn’s 
  • Book of Shadows by Monica Tyler
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Tea Leaf Fortune Cards 08-20-2014

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying this week!

Last week in my Facebook page I asked which deck you liked best and a lot of you chose the Tea Leaf Fortune cards however I had never done a reading in my Facebook page with them. So today’s spread was drawn with the Tea Leaf Fortune Cards by Rae Hepburn. This deck has 200 cards so I decided to draw 3 cards for the week. The first one is the astral house and the other 2 relate to it. Let’s see what message they bring for you! Choose the top, middle or bottom row!

Top Row – Marriage, Mule, Angel

This spread wants to bring your awareness to the relationship you have with your loved one. The second card is the Mule and it says that you need to sit down and evaluate things very carefully. At times we may lose those things that matter most to us because we are just to stubborn to change or because we choose to not be flexible. At times we need to focus in the end goal and that goal is to be happy together and you should not sweat the small stuff. Don’t be so rigid that it impacts negatively your relationship. I am not saying to be a push over but what I am saying is to pick and choose your battles wisely. The Angel card came forth to let you know that spiritual guidance is there available to you when dealing with our loved ones. Know that you are in a safe and protected environment and that it is ok to open your heart.

 

Middle Row – Success, Barrel, Horse

This spread is asking you how you feel about the overall success of your life in general terms. How successful do you feel? Then it is followed by the Barrel which directly asks you, do you feel like something is missing? Perhaps love, money or goals? This important because if we don’t have a clear picture of what we want or where we want to be, we start to just wonder aimlessly through our lives, never accomplishing much. These cards are coming forward to let you know this is the time to sit down and analyze where we are and where we want to be. This is the time to create new goals for yourself and do course correction where it is needed to ensure your success. The last card of the spread is the Horse which means that it might take a personal journey to find these things out. You might consider going to a quiet place in nature to get away from it all so that you can find the clarity of the mind. Or if you do employ shamanic practices in your life then maybe this is the time to go within and do some journey-work to obtain guidance.

 

Bottom Row – Love, Bow, Kangaroo

This spread comes to remind you that you are loved. You need to open your heart to not only the love of others but to your own love. You need to pay attention to your Heart Chakra. The next card is Bow which is serving as a reminder that those around you, not only love you but they hold you in high regards. They see the value in you, so make sure that you see the value in yourself as well. The last card in this spread is the Kangaroo which is letting you know that there will be a moment during this week in which it might be a little bit emotionally draining but if you know this ahead of time then you can be ready. Don’t let it get to you, and when the situation arises remember to come from a place of love.

 

Blood Full Moon Brings Balance and Sheds Light on the Unseen

There is a lot going on astrologically with this month’s full moon. However traditionally this moon is here to serve as a reminder that winter is just around the corner and that we are now in the dark half of the year. At this time the veil between the ordinary and non-ordinary worlds is at it is thinnest and so we should not let the opportunity to communicate and commune with our ancestors pass us by. This is a great time to work on divination, journey-work and psychic communications with the spirits in the non-ordinary world.

This moon is experiencing an eclipse and we have the sign of Aries in the Moon and in the Sun we have Libra. So the theme that we see across the board is balance and reexamination. We all seek balance in our lives and most of the time for us to feel successful in life we need to  have balance. So tonight is a great opportunity to do works to help bring more balance to your life in those areas that you are currently struggling with. So take sometime to think what needs more balance in your life?

During the full moon we usually take inventory of the successes we have had or the things that have come into manifestation and we give thanks and we usually now start works that pertain to ridding ourselves of that which no longer serve us. Well with the eclipse’s influence we will gain a new perspective, so that which might have been eluding us and may have been hindering our ability to succeed will come to light. So this is a good time to make course corrections and to see what issues maybe keeping us from achieving what we want and get rid of them once and for all. Thanks to the eclipse those forces that might have been in the shadows influencing us will now come to light. As the night progresses and the moon no longer is in the shadow, we will also no longer be in the shadows and will come out full of power and knowledge to help us succeed in our endeavors.

May the shadow and the bright light of this Blood Moon bring blessings to you!

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