Silver RavenWolf – Day 31 -Thursday – 31 December 2015 – Great Release Challenge – Cinnamon Prosperity Wish Bags


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2015 Great Release Program
Day 30- December 30 2015
by Silver RavenWolf

Every day you must throw or give something away!

Thursday

3rd Quarter Moon Void in Virgo (Closure)
Moon Moves into Libra New Years Eve for Pacific Coast
but remains void for East Coast

Mercury Hour for Virgo Energy
Jupiter Hour for the Ruler of the Day

This Week’s Theme:  Peace Within – Closure

The Foundation —  Begin your day with the Braucherei Morning cleansing and empowerment exercise (please view first post of the program ).

Continue to use the Five Rays of Joy exercise given on On Day 12 .

If you like, continue to use the Peace Prayer in your daily activities (located in Day 2 of the program) and and Peace in the Moment visualization.  When you have finished with this week’s theme exercise, move on to today’s fun activities!

Silver’s Notes:  Whoot!  You Made It!

You did it!  Every day for 31 days you managed to throw or give something away!  During the program we cleaned, straightened up, fixed, cleared and accomplished — and all that while we focused heavily on your magick and the inner self.  I am so proud of you!

This last week I managed to finish the craft room closet (which I thought I wouldn’t be able to get to), cleaned out the kitchen cabinets, fixed a broken table, completed three household craft projects, do grandma duty (my version of babysitting), clear out the refrigerator a second time, finish the laundry, take a sick person to the hospital, and rearrange my bedroom clothing shelves.  Whew!  What were you able to accomplish?

New Years Eve is one of my favorite times for magick because a large portion of the world expends a great deal of energy in revelry — energy that you can catch the wave and use, if you focus.  I also like New Years Eve/Day because the time period isn’t a religious holiday — it is simply “joy of the people”.  Don’t forget that Jupiter goes retrograde on the 7th — which often affects good fortune coming into the home if you haven’t prepared for it.  Each year I make a conjure bag to keep our stability and finances strong during that retro period.  I also learned a long time ago that you:

  1.  Keep the largest denomination bill you can afford rolled and wrapped with red thread hidden in a box throughout the Jupiter retrograde period.  When the retro is over, spend it on the home OR give it to charity.
  2. ALWAYS have some money in the bank — even if it is only a few bucks.

During a retro period, a planet’s energies are turned within — that means that you will expand within yourself — it may be your spirituality, educating yourself, learning to be more charitable, etc.  When the planet swings direct, you will feed that energy out into the world.

On this last day I’ve given you two idea that you can use to prepare for the Jupiter retro period — the Cinnamon Conjure Bag or the Gnome Prosperity Poppet.

Mercury is retrograde from 5 January through 25 January 2016.

Jupiter is retrograde from 7 January through 9 May 2016.

This year, the Moon is Void in Virgo most of the day and evening, so you may want to do your New Years magick early in the day (before 11:50 AM EST/ 8:50 AM PST) OR after 1:41 AM New Year’s Day for Eastern Standard Time.  Pacific folks can work their magick at 10:41 PM on New Years Eve, when the moon moves into Libra.

This is a third quarter moon, so banishing work will do extremely well.  A simple spell would be to write all that is bothering you on slips of paper and burn them as that wave of energy flows your way.

Traditionally, New Years Day is seen as “new beginnings” regardless of the moon phase.  In our Pennsylvania Dutch German family we always have pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day to bring good luck throughout the coming year.  We also do the Braucherei Takin-off for every member of the family to remove all negativity on New Years Eve.

It has been a marvelous pleasure to spend the last 31 days with you!  I am proud of all of you for sticking with it, and plowing into change with a light heart and plenty of smiles.  You are the best!  May the wonderful energies you have created in this last month stay with you the whole year through!  The brightest of blessings to you in 2016!

Your Magickal Challenge Today — is to do the New Years Ritual that you have been planning — you can do it today OR tomorrow – given that the Moon is Void most of the day.

Magickal Ideas for the New Year

This past week I made Cinnamon Good Fortune Wish Conjure Bags to give to my friends to empower on the 9th of January, when the New Moon is in Capricorn.  However, they could also be used for Jupiter Conjure Bags, which you would want to empower before the 7th of January, to protect the wealth in the home.

Regardless, I will bless them at dawn on New Years Day while that sauerkraut and pork simmers in the oven.

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Goodfortunewishbag

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The three orange buttons serve three purposes:

While I sewed them on, I chanted a good fortune charm.
The color (orange) is for opportunity.
You can touch the three buttons to help count the chants when empowering the bag or using the bag as a focus in a seven-day good fortune spell.

The rag embellishments are to catch those good fortune energies.

I will burn my bag at Midsummer, and then construct a new one for the second half of the year.

Prosperity Gnome Poppet

On Day 13 we talked about House Spirits and Helper Gnomes.  I found a free felt pattern that you can turn into a gnome design with little effort at Crafter Without a Cat blog.  I decided to create several house-helper gnomes to help usher in the New Year.  This one is for prosperity; however, you can also make one for Wisdom, Family Happiness, Healing, etc.

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I stuffed all the items shown into the body of the poppet, added a petition paper to tune the gnome’s energy to my intent, then placed a small amount of batting on top to hold in the contents.

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To easily attach the felt bottom, I put the gnome upside down in a small glass and used a whip stitch for closure.

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Here are two of my completed gnomes — one is for good fortune and the other for business success.

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To empower your gnome — you can use this easy technique:

Hold the gnome in your hands and state your intent.  Then:
1.  Give him or her a name, repeating it 9 times.  With each repetition of the name, blow on the poppet face, envision the glow of life entering the poppet.
2.  Give him or her a specific purpose.
3.  Indicate how you will activate him or her when he or she is needed.
4.  Seal the magick by drawing an equal-armed cross in the air over the gnome.

Keep your gnome in a safe place.  The destruction of your gnome by your cat picking his teeth with it may lead to unfortunate circumstances (like a sick cat).

If, for any reason, you no longer want to use your gnome — de-activate the poppet magickally, and then physically.

Physical Challenge

What is the one last physical thing that you would like to do today to finish out the program with a feeling of super success?  Have at it!

Today’s Summary

Practice the Peace in the Moment Exercise.

Repeat the Peace Prayer, Star Throw Blessing, and Peace in the Moment exercises if you like.

Practice your personal Five Rays of Joy wake-up program.

Choose a magickal craft that is a significator of your efforts in this program — something that you will look at throughout the year and remember how much effort and the wonderful success you achieved with the Great Release Challenge!

Perform a New Years Ritual that is tailored specifically for your needs.

Do one physical thing to close out the program.

    Throw out or give one thing away (most important task)

Don’t forget to add the coins to your Joy Jar! Tomorrow, give the coins to charity.

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within

Sleep Well and see you next year!

Happy New Year!

Silver

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http://www.spellcandlecompany.wordpress.com

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Silver RavenWolf – Day 30 – Wednesday – 30 December 2015 – Great Release Challenge – Lemon Magick


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Fix-It Day!

2015 Great Release Program
Day 30- December 30 2015
by Silver RavenWolf

Every day you must throw or give something away!

Wednesday

3rd Quarter Moon in Virgo (Closure)

Mercury Hour for Virgo Energy
Mercury Hour for the Ruler of the Day

This Week’s Theme:  Peace Within – Closure

The Foundation —  Begin your day with the Braucherei Morning cleansing and empowerment exercise (please view first post of the program ).

This Week’s Theme — Closure!

Things forgotten, tasks left unfinished, projects begun and set aside…all these open things, even though they are small, can ramp up the stress level in our lives.  This week, our last of the challenge, our focus is on completion of these small things before the New Year begins and Mercury turns retrograde on Tuesday, the 5th of January.  If you are having trouble with any of these closures — put your hands on the object, project, thing, etc., breathe deeply and use these words (or others of your choosing) before you dig in:

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within.

Continue to use the Five Rays of Joy exercise given on On Day 12 .

If you like, continue to use the Peace Prayer in your daily activities (located in Day 2 of the program) and and Peace in the Moment visualization.  When you have finished with this week’s theme exercise, move on to today’s fun activities!

Silver’s Notes:  After today, only ONE day left in our Challenge!

We are almost there!  Just one more day!  You’ll love the easy lemon magick for your challenge today!

Magickal Challenge

Lemons!  Lemons! Lemons!  The marvelous power of the Lemon!

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Lemons are ruled by the Moon and are of the Water Element.  Lemongrass and Lemon Verbena are ruled by Mercury and fall under the Element of Air.

 

“The term “pomander” can be for the actual scented material itself or for the container that contains the scented material. The container could have been made of gold or silver. Pomander can be a bag containing fragrant herbs. Pomanders were an early form of aromatherapy.” — Wikipedia

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I have three workings you may enjoy doing today — the first is the simple Lemon Pomander — all you need is a fresh lemon, sequins of your choice, a ribbon, and straight pins.  Cover the lemon with the pins and sequins.  Add the ribbon so that you can hand the decorated lemon.  Allow to air dry.  As the lemon dries, negativity is banished from the home.  Lemons are also thought to bring good luck.  This is a fun craft to do with your family, and perfect for ringing in the New Year with the soothing aroma of lemon!  You can empower the drying lemon for good luck, banishing negativity, removing illness from the home, etc. — the working is entirely up to you.

Removing A Problem From Your Life — is our second working with a lemon.

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Simply write the issue you want to banish from your life on a slip of paper, fold the paper away from you, and insert it into the lemon.  You can add additional banishment herbs in the slit or write a chant or charm on the skin of the lemon with marker.  As the lemon dries out — your problem withers and dies.  When the lemon is completely dry, throw it in the trash.  If the lemon begins to rot before it is fully dried, remove it immediately from the living environment.  Sometimes the rotted fruit can indicate that the issue is decomposing quickly.  If the problem is still ongoing and the fruit is rotten — repeat the working until either the problem is gone, or the fruit dries without rotting.  Some individuals put the lemon in the refrigerator to prevent the rotting process — this is entirely up to you.

Good Fortune Lemon Working

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The third Lemon Power working is something you are already familiar with — boil sliced lemons on the stove for twenty minutes in blessed water.  As the steam escapes into the air for the first five minutes — chant away the negativity. Cover mixture and allow to boil for an additional 15 minutes.   Let the mixture cool.  Strain out the herbs.  Pour the liquid on your doorstep to banish negativity, prevent evil from entering the home, and welcoming good fortune for the coming new year!  You can also add a pinch of salt to the water and refrigerate, if you like, and use in healing workings to asperge either a person or massage into healing petitions.

Your second magickal challenge today is to study the Mannaz/Man/Madr Rune.   How do you think you can you apply this rune in your life?

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Physical Challenge

Fix-it Day!  What can be repaired, mended, or fixed in your living environment today?  Consider scheduling appointments for those things that you have left slide.

Today’s Summary

Practice the Peace in the Moment Exercise.

Repeat the Peace Prayer, Star Throw Blessing, and Peace in the Moment exercises if you like.

Practice your personal Five Rays of Joy wake-up program.

Concentrate on Finishing Any Open Projects

Fix or Mend something that is broken.

Make a Lemon Pomander, Lemon Fluid, or work the Lemon Banishment Spell (or all three).  While you are at it, boil lemons on the stove to cleanse the living environment with the steam.  When the water cools, pour on your front doorstep.

Study the Mannaz/Man Rune – How Can You Use This Rune in your Work?

    Throw out or give one thing away (most important task)

Don’t forget to add the coins to your Joy Jar!

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within

Sleep Well and see you tomorrow!

Silver

http://www.crowcrossroads.etsy.com

http://www.spellcandlecompany.wordpress.com

http://www.silverravenwolf.info

http://twitter.com/silverravenwolf