Full Crone Moon | Heart Opening Cacao Ceremony — Spirit de la Lune

November is providing us with so many astrological and cosmic lessons! On 11/11 this month there is what is known as a “gateway” or cosmic portal opening up. This 11/11 gateway is meant to expand consciousness, upgrade our intuition, heighten our abilities, bring about self-healing and gives us access to new spiritual wisdom. On the 11th, Mercury is in conjunction

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The Energies of November 2019

The last couple of months have brought forward some decidedly intense, transformational currents of energy for us all to negotiate.  Hopefully, you are now becoming skilled at riding the waves of change that these energies tend to promote because November’s energy flow seems to have a focus on promoting further evolutionary growth. This is a month to allow everything that

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Baneful Herbs in Magical Practice | Coby Michael Ward

Using Baneful Herbs in Magic With their infamous reputations and prominent place in myth and folklore, the Baneful herbs begin to seem more like mischievous magical creatures appearing throughout history in folktales and first-hand accounts.  They are powerful in their chemistry and in their occult power, but they are still plants.  The deadly nightshade grows in the same soil as

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Constellations of Words

Explore the Etymology and Symbolism of the Constellations On each of the constellation pages under the subheading “Clues to the meaning of this celestial feature” the symbolism and etymology of the name of the constellation are explored. This study is based on the belief that each constellation has its own unique clusters of related concepts, and that the etymology of

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Orion; the Giant, the Hunter

  Read what mythological writers have written on Orion on this Theoi Project webpage. Read a profile on Orion at Wikipedia Orion is known as the “mighty hunter” and is one of the most recognizable constellations in the sky. The three stars in the ‘Belt of Orion’ show up clearly in the northern winter sky and align with the celestial equator; halfway between the north and south

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How to Make Herbal Dream Pillows

In the modern world, it can be challenging to get a good night’s rest. Keeping a healthy daytime lifestyle as well as a calming nighttime ritual are excellent ways to prepare the body for restful sleep filled with exciting and inspiring dreams! There are even traditions in which herbs are used during sleep, not only to bring about peaceful snoozing, but also to create

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup for Immune Health

Each year as winter approaches, I reliably find my patients asking me about the best herbal remedies to use during the cold weather months. One of the most common questions I encounter is, “What nutritional preparations can I use to help keep my family strong and healthy throughout the sniffle season?”. There’s a wide array of herbs well-suited to addressing

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GemSelect Newsletter – November 2019 Pink Kunzite

What could be more fun than a beautifully cut, sparkling, flashy, vivid pink gemstone? Not much and perhaps that is why the pale pink to intense pink to almost purple Kunzite crystals are so often seen being worn at parties around the world. Kunzite jewelry has been spotted on red carpets, premieres, galas, and award shows from London to New

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