Month: February 2020

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces February 2020 – What Does It Mean for You! #mercuryretrograde


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Mercury Retrograde in Pisces February 2020 — What Does It Mean For You?
by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2020

Intuitive Alignment and Spiritual Awareness – Where Spiritual Enlightenment Moves Into Humanitarian Changes

Mercury enters its storm on Thursday, 13 February.
Mercury retrogrades on Sunday, 16 February.
Mercury falls back into Aquarius on Thursday, 5 March.
Mercury turns direct on Monday, 9 March.
Mercury leaves its storm on Thursday, 19 March – Ostara – Spring Equinox

In 2020, Mercury retrogrades in the water signs of Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.  Two of these retrogrades also capture the Air energies of Aquarius (February/March cycle) and Libra (October/November cycle). Typically, a Mercury retrograde is a time to review, re-tool, and make plans to revamp. In February, Mercury is lighting up the correspondences it rules as well as those of Pisces and Aquarius giving you a chance to do some evaluation and provides ideas for directional change if you don’t like what you are seeing.  You will most likely find yourself more contemplative and desiring to sync with nature, water, and the flow of positivity.

If you start feeling inundated, impatient or irritated that what you desire isn’t moving fast enough – this really is a signal that you need to adjust your perception – change state (in your mind) – breathe deep, ground and center.  Hold your hands under running water to bring you back into alignment.

How to Handle The Retrograde:

In general, it is believed that your choices and real movement on projects should be done after Mercury leaves it storm (which would be the 19 of March) — then, you can throw your throttle into full speed ahead.  During Mercury retrograde, drag out those musty projects and give them another go.  Basic rule:  Don’t do anything new (that could cost you big time later).  However, there are exceptions.  For example, let’s say you always wanted to try something; but, never had the time or resources to do it – and now you do!  Since this is a topic you have revisited numerous times, it just may be time to welcome the new experience. 

How to surf through the retrograde?  I like making conjure bags that contain Mercury related herbs along with a piece of silver and protective symbols written on parchment.  Quick, easy, you can prepare and empower your work in a short time.  Carry the bag with you throughout the retrograde period.  Spirit Animals associated with air, flying, etc. such as birds, dragons, etc., are great to make.  I also use snakes – they are super simple to glue and stitch and you can make them colorful and fun!  I also burn Mercury Retrograde candles, a blend of Lemon, Lavender, Orange, and Honeysuckle with crystals and amethyst (power and focus).  The top of my candle is the Lavender/Lemon to banish negativity and bring peace, where the bottom of the candle is my Road Opener Formula – Honeysuckle and Orange with Road Opener magickal powder.

Spirits of Mercury Herbal Blend (or Powder) Formula
Here is the following Herbal formula I use:

Anise Hyssop (raised in my garden)
Star Anise
Clover
Lavender
Dill
Thyme
Bergamot
Horehound
Peppermint
Lemon Verbena (raised in my garden)
and Licorice Root to bind (Water, Venus).

This is a unique blend because clover and mint are also considered Air (Aquarius) and Licorice Root (Pisces) is attuned to water. 

Too busy to make your own candles or herb blend?  No worries!  I have them readily available in my WhisperMagick Shoppe!  Just visit http://www.whispermagick.com
Pisces / Aquarius Energy

The February cycle begins in Pisces, gradually moving back to the last week sign change into Aquarius.  Over the retrogradation period, you may see some opportunities for review in the Pisces/Aquarius related list below.  The theme this retrograde is:  Intuitive Alignment and Spiritual Awareness – Where Spiritual Enlightenment Moves Into Humanitarian Changes

Aches
Ankles
Breaking Out
Complexion
Coughs
Divination
Enlightenment
Face (The) and Hair
Institutions
Intuition
Honesty
Homes near Water
Hospitals
Hidden (Things)
Large Animals
Lost (Things)
Legs
Merchants
Old Age
Pardon
Peace
Psychological Health
Rehabilitation
Redemption
Roof
Ships
Water and Waterways
Wells
Winds
In your own natal chart — the house that Pisces rules.
In your own natal chart – the house that Aquarius rules.
If you have Pisces Sun Sign (Moon Sign, Rising Sign) Friends or Family Members. And at the end of the cycle – Aquarius.

Now that we looked at our Pisces/Aquarius list, let’s see what’s on our Mercury rulership list — these are some of the categories that Mercury typically orchestrates:

Absentmindedness
Accountants
Acoustics
Active things and people
Advertising
Agents
Animals
Architects
Arguments
Artists
Attorneys
Asthma
Authors
Bicycles
Birds
Bisexuality
Books
Brain functions
Broadcasting
Buyers and Sellers
Checks
Clerks
Classmates
Communication
Computers
Contemplation
Correspondence
Deeds
Diet
Diseases
Ears
Educators
Employees
Explanations
Facts
Fingers
Forgery
Gossip
Groceries
Harvests
Ideas
Ingenuity
Inspectors
Interviews
Investigators
Journalists
Knowledge
Lawyers
Letters
Listening
Logic
Masseurs
Mathematics
Memory
Mentors
Money
Nerves and specialists
News
Offices
Paper
Photography
Post Office
Printing
Professors
Publishing
Radio and television
Relatives
Reports
Rumors
Schools
Service type jobs
Stations (railway and bus)
Stores
Teachers
Tellers
Testimony
Throat
Trading
Traffic
Trains
Transportation in general
Understanding
Vehicles in general
Visitors
Weather
Wheels
Words
Writers
Young People

Okay, and that’s just the shortlist.  Now, do you know why just about everything seems to go crazy during a Mercury retrograde?

The Cycles of Mercury – The Big Picture of the Mercury Retrograde

Pisces energy is all about seeing the big picture – to be able to disentangle yourself from the minutiae and float above the maelstrom of everyone else’s shit to see the overall energy pattern of what is really happening.  When people think that Pisces energy is dizzy or flaky, they don’t realize that the Pisces born live in a different world –a perception of divinity, connection to all that is, and inherent ability to move the mind between the seen and unseen.   Do you love research?  It is interesting to know that Mercury retrogrades have a cycle (give or take 79 years) in which the retrogrades have an exactness of covering the same signs, the same degrees on approximately the same calendar days in the past. The Mercury retrograde we will experience in February 2020 corresponds to 17 February 1941. If you are into history, why not Google the highlights of 1941!*

I sincerely hope you have enjoyed this bit of astro info and find it useful during the next three weeks!  Be sure to comment below if the material is helpful and let us know how your Mercury retro period impacted (or not) your daily life.

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace within!

Silver

End Comments and Information:

For more information on Rulerships (if this info has charged up your interest) you might try these two books:

The Rulership Book by Rex E. Bills, published by the American Federation of Astrologers.

The Book of Rulerships — Keywords from Classical Astrology, by Dr. J. Lee Lehman, Ph.D., published by the Whitford Press.

*The chart where Mercury retrograde cycles can be found is at:  http://www.alphalifetrends.com/mercuryretrograde.html.

Liquid Fluid Condensers by Silver RavenWolf #witch #braucherei


by Silver RavenWolf

marigoldfluidcondenserA Fluid Condenser is a blend of natural ingredients prepared in a symbolic way using magickal correspondences, timing, and ritual. There are several types of fluid condensers — liquid, solid, and gaseous — none of which are edible.   Liquid fluid condensers are a delight to make, and with the change of season ahead, you might want to cast your crafty eyes on gathering and brewing your own powerful magick enhancer!
There are several theories on how a fluid condenser operates. Some feel the purpose of the fluid condenser is to securely hold specified energy (impregnated thoughts) until the practitioner directs and releases that energy to the defined goal or target. In this line of thinking, the fluid condenser is thought to be able to accumulate substantial charges of energy that, when directed properly, can help a magickal working come to fruition quickly and with speed. Think of it like a conjure oil on steroids or an energy storage locker.
Others believe that the condenser is more of an attraction mechanism, pulling the right combination of power to amplify and assist in solidifying your thought pattern. Finally, there are those who think the fluid condensers do both; store and amplify (that would be me).
rosefluidcondenserRegardless of the theories, most people who use a liquid condenser agree that they work extremely well due to the tincture of gold in the formula as it is believed that gold grabs and holds power. Here at the hearthstone, we are of the opinion that the liquid fluid condensers take the charge of sound extremely well (tuning forks, chanting, drumming, singing) which works perfectly in our Spiritism, Braucherei and whisper magicks.
The process of creating a liquid fluid condenser isn’t tedious; but, it does take time. The technique calls for two to three times reduction through boiling (depending upon the specific intent) of distilled, spring, or well water — and the lid is to be kept on during the cooling process, which can take several hours depending upon conditions. I use water from an underground mountain aquifer, as well as fresh and dried organic and wildcrafted herbs, which means that our fluid condensers are created only in season and in small batches.  Astrological timing is also a big factor, particularly for our Psychic Divination compound condenser.  In 2016 I showed a pictorial sequence and short video clip on my Instagram account of the brewing and empowering of the Divination Liquid Fluid Condenser, which we stored in a jar painted black.
I gather the flowers and herbs and then prepare the condensers either in my kitchen or, if weather permits, on a metal tripod over an outdoor fire, finishing with a complete ritual empowerment sequence.   I always offer the herbs to the four directions and bless them with holy water and candle fire.  If you wish to make your own liquid fluid condenser, you can review the step by step instructions in my book “The Witching Hour” available on Amazon, at your favorite magickal book store, or on my WhisperMagick website.
Currently, I make both compound (many herbal ingredients) and simple (only one herbal ingredient) Liquid Fluid Condensers.
How to Use: Fluid Condensers sold in Silver’s Shoppe come with a dropper cap because you only need to use a few drops for any magick or ritual endeavor. The shelf-life is exceptionally long due to the alcohol content, so you don’t have to worry about your condenser going bad. Our practices here have shown that the liquid fluid condensers work very well for anointing objects, dressing poppets, creating talismans (which many feel may have been the fluid condenser’s original purpose), anointing candles, dotting on conjure bags, and a compendium of other magickal operations from healing to drawing good fortune, to work for rendering justice and sending back negative energy.  Use with water, (3 drops of fluid condenser) in a boiling cauldron with a person’s name immersed, is believed to facilitate quick healing.
Currently at our WhisperMagick shoppe — We have five Liquid Fluid Condensers available:
Spirits of Marigold — for success, good fortune, happiness, and general well-being
Spirits of Rose — for love, healing, friendship, all things female and navigation
Spirits of Violet — for protection and harmony in the home Spirits of Divination — a compound condenser — for all matters of divinatory work
Universal Fluid Condenser — a compound condenser that can be used for all workings
Liquid Fluid Condensers are more expensive than oils due to the time-intensive process in the collection of the herbs and preparation sequence. I paint the eyes of all my dolls with the Spirits of Divination condenser and the Spirits of Violet condenser. I also anoint the sigil papers that are in my dolls with the Universal Fluid Condenser.  February is a wonderful time for blessing garden tools that will be used in the coming growing season.  I’ll be adding 3 drops of Universal Liquid Fluid Condenser to the tool rinse water.
Whether you make your own or purchase from a reputable supplier, once you start using a liquid fluid condenser, you won’t want to give up the practice!  To us, the condensers add so much more to our workings.  Why not try using one and feel free to post here your experience!  We would love to hear!
In service
Silver
Disclaimer: The true magick lies within yourself. Silver RavenWolf, WhisperMagick Spell Candle Company or the Whisper Magick website does not sell magick, nor do we guarantee the outcome of any meditation, spell, ritual, or magickal working. Our focus is on a quality product based on construction and materials. We believe that if you think it — you make it.