Category: Magick Notes

Winter Solstice 2017 – You are a Star!


 

 

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Empower all ingredients for Good Fortune.  Wish upon the sunflower seeds for good fortune and place the seeds in the very bottom of the cauldron along with the 3 pennies.  Add all other ingredients on top.  You can even place some around the outside of the container for visual appeal.  Use the cauldron/container as a centerpiece for your ritual and other family functions.  Put your red empowered candle in a fire safe holder and place on top.  Burn for ritual, or during your family dinner, or both!  After the holiday, bury all contents in the ground on your property — save the sunflower seeds in a special bag.  Plant them in the spring after danger of frost is over.

The alignments this year for Winter Solstice are full of power and promise that we can use to our advantage!  For those on the east coast, Winter Solstice occurs at 11:28 AM EST — for those on the west coast the time will be 8:28 AM PST.  What magick will unfold at the moment of this powerful astrological event?

 

You are the holder of the focus.

You choose.

Here are some facts about the activity in the heavens this day, and an idea or two of how you might use this marvelous energy.

Winter Solstice dawns with four planets in fire signs, three in water, two in earth and one in air – with the highest house concentration in the public eye.  That means that the thrust of this event is about public activities; however, remember that good roots run strong and deep — this will be a time for you to nurture your roots so that in the future, what you present to the public will be amazing!

New Moon/First Quarter Aquarius fills the day with its own vibrant energy that dances to innovative ideas, new trends, divination, dream interpretation, freedom, divinatory pursuits, and equality.  Saturn (the planet of structure and reward) is in conjunction with the Sun in Capricorn and as this is the powerful alignment of Winter Solstice?  You have a tremendous opportunity to focus your mind on safe, secure structure for yourself and family.  This is the moment of birth of the Winter Cycle, where the light of our days will grow again.  This is the seed time within the mother’s womb, where internal changes are encouraged and celebrated.  The light sparks love vibrations into the soul of our being.  From now to Spring Equinox – this is the transformation of the core self – if you accept it and work at it, you will emerge with wishes granted and light encompassing the totality of self and family.  What representation can you create in ritual knowing that this is your chance to change?

This is also the time of the Wolf Moon, the Moon of Winter – and you may wish to put a wolf statue or picture on your altar.  The Wolf is an amazing totem animal, caring for “the tribe” of friends and family.

The Moon is in Lunar Mansion 24 – The Star of Fortune – The Mother of Creation – a most fortunate time!  Energy and what is needed for yourself and family will be provided – have confidence and work for the good – Green and Gold may be your primary colors of choice today.  Core active energy is in the form of a stellium (the combined power of the Sun, Venus, and Saturn – although Venus is out-of-sign in Sagittarius).

The two strongest planets today are Mars and Saturn – use Mars for the power and personal drive and Saturn for the rewards due from your work.

The theme for today?  You are a star!  The contributions you can make to yourself and your family are truly unending.  It is your perception, for good or ill that drives you forward or digs you under.  Take the time, perhaps, to make a Mother Candle — a pillar candle that as it burns, another candle is placed on top.  The base candle — the pillar — is the Mother, and it is this candle that you fill with an overall intent — like joy, or healing, or personal transformation.  Candles subsequently burned atop, relate to the main intent; but, can have other uses as well, keeping in mind that your main intent floods into the current request.

For those of you that love astrological magick, here is the chart for this year’s Winter Solstice

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Winter Solstice occurs in the Hour of the Moon — a supportive emotional energy filled with love and protection.  The last dialogue to today’s Aquarius Moon is a sextile with Venus in Sagittarius, pulling laughter, love, and “attraction” energy into your life.  The day — Thursday — is ruled by Jupiter and carries an edge of mercy, joy, and benefits to you — as Jupiter is in Scorpio — this energy runs deep, oh so very deep.  Tap into the flow of universal strength, courage, and well-being.

You are a star, brilliant in design, amazing in the grace that only you can give to others.  Touch the core of this light within yourself!

May this day bring joy and laughter, strength and stability, and a lasting positive change for you!

Silver!

PS:  Have you visited Silver’s online shop?  Whispermagick.com is the name!  This week she is featuring her candle magick Sweet Dreams packs.

 

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Fall Equinox Magick – The Season of Closure #Mabon


Corn Mother by Silver RavenWolf
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Mabon – Fall Equinox – The Season of Closure

by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2016

The power of Mabon unfolds when the Sun is at 1 degree Libra.  This year, Mabon (Fall Equinox) occurs on Thursday, the 22nd of September at 10:21 AM EDT/ 7:21 AM PDT.  A few hours earlier, Mercury turns direct.  The third quarter Moon is in Gemini in Her Disseminating (Harvest) phase.  The Corn Mother, whether she is called Selu, Demeter, Brighid, the Cailleach, or Maighdean-Bhuana rules the Autumn Equinox.  She brings good fortune, bountiful harvest, and bright blessings to all who acknowledge Her; particularly gifting those who have worked hard throughout the season to bring joy, wisdom, and delight to the creatures of the earth and its inhabitants.

This is the Season of Closure, where the dramas, projects, and lingering events that have unfolded since last November (when the astrological Samhain marks the new Pagan year) demand completion.  The two weeks before Mabon you may feel the urge to finish any number of issues, whether they brought you joy or sadness.  From the conclusion of a significant project to the relief of finally shutting down the detritus of something unpleasant, Mabon offers you the opportunity to close it up, lock the door, and walk away.

With Mercury turning direct on Mabon you have a fantastic opportunity for swinging the wand of forward motion in the direction you desire.  The hours when Mercury stations before turning direct build power that is expended at the moment the planet shifts and turns direct.  I call this window and the subsequent release of energy, the opportunity for sling-shot magick!  The trick is to begin with the release energy already available.  This includes the harvest phase of the year and the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse that occurs on 16 September at 3:05 PM EDT/12:05 PM PDT, along with the recognition of the power that Mercury has attained during its retrograde period where the focus was on building within.  Prep yourself and your life to let go of what isn’t needed, wanted, or helpful in the week before the Fall Equinox.  I realize that many of you have already been doing this in the last several months.  I read all the comments on my FB posts, and several of them mention cleaning out garages, move of house, letting go of negative employment, etc.  These previous actions will serve you well, and what you do now?  The sweet icing on the cake!  A full house cleaning between the 16th and the 21st,, preparing the home for winter/summer (depending upon your location), harvesting/prep for planting (again, depending upon your location), reviewing payment plans and finances for upcoming holiday spending, weeding out extraneous projects that munch through your valuable time, etc.  Perhaps you would like to take the time this year and make a corn dolly – the ultimate symbol of the season.

As a reminder, Mercury will again retrograde during the Yule holiday.  I hear the groans.  Yup!  The planet enters its storm on Thursday the 15th of December (where you will actually notice the sluggish energy and more than one hysterical fallout) and retrogrades on Monday, the 19th of December.  My advice?  Keep your calendar cleaner than usual and shop EARLY.  I mention this here because what you don’t take care of this retrograde period (which is right now), is going to come back and bite you.  Don’t put tasks off – tie them up this Mercury go-around so that during the major holidays you will be golden.

Mabon is the perfect time to blend with nature and give thanks for Her support of human life.  A walk in the woods, a visit to a field or orchard, or performing a meditation in your garden are all positive actions that will uplift the heart and guide a clearer mind to better future choices.  Put your hands on the earth, run energy into the soil, feast your eyes on the true glory of what is already there!

Let go of the whiney-baby pissy pants shit and move forward.

Life is short.

You are here to bring joy!

You are here to create!

Celebrate!

Mabon!

The Wheel is turning ever forward
Whisper thee your act of closure
Fill the cauldron, light the fire
Cast the magick ever higher!
Find the laughter, make ye merry
Mother’s heartbeat, act of Fairy
Magick swirls and eddies onward
Field of change is sweetly honored
Golden glow and autumn’s kiss
Season’s end demands all this.

Many blessings this autumn season!
Silver