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Release Week – Day One – Friday #silverravenwolf


2017 Release Week!  A Magickal Program for Life Improvement – Free!

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Greetings!

Welcome to this year’s Release Program!  Release Week is a 7-day magickal program designed to bring you closer to the AWESOME that is totally you!  All you have to do?  Release/let go of one physical thing every day.  All the other ideas in the program are cake – you can do them if you like…or not… just be sure you release that one physical object each day.  You can either throw the object out or give it away – the main point is to– Let Go! Of one thing each day.

Please note that this year I will be posting a day ahead.

This was done to help those who:

Are in a different time zone
Like to work ahead
Need to see a plan before they can work well

Please also note that we are using the Almanac Quarter Division for the monthly astro info — not the 8 Phase moon model.  This may confuse someone who isn’t familiar with both types of moon information.

This year I planned Release Week to coincide with a third quarter moon – a good time to shake off the negative!  Today is…

Friday – 13 January 2017
3rd Quarter Moon in Leo
Venus Day

A super lucky day!  With a Leo Moon and a Venus day you may hit this program with incredible gusto!  Wanna throw out more than one thing?  You have at that!  Today, we’re going to do the one-minute-dash.  In exactly 60 magickal seconds, how much can you pick up, put away or throw out?

On your mark!

Get set!

Go! Go! Go!

Beautiful!  How did you do?  Now, let’s go for the three-minute-dash.  In three minutes, how much can you pick up, put away or throw out?  Go! Go! Go!

Super!

If you are working the program with your family – have a race!  Who can throw out the most clutter/junk in 60 seconds?  3 minutes?  Winner gets a special treat!  Is this a coven challenge?  Who can throw out or donate the most?  Pot Luck celebration at the end of the week!

Take advantage of any delays today by using them to clean up something you wouldn’t have thought about ordinarily.

Today’s Theme:  Underwear!  Perfect for a Venus Day!

The foundation of you is your underwear (if you use it).  The kind of underwear you choose says a lot about you and your state of mind!  Today’s challenge is to throw out your tattered underwear and replace with new (if you can afford it).  If finances are too tight for replacement – throw out the worst offender.  While you are at it?  Rearrange your clothing drawers in dressers or closet.

What if you have already done today’s goal?  Pick another!  Don’t let the day slip by without making it useful to you!

This Week’s Main Goal

Pick one goal that you would like to achieve with this week’s program.  This goal can be a particular area of the home or work environment that could use a little TLC (Tender Loving Care) – or, something that you have been meaning to get to – but, haven’t.  Each day, try to do a little bit to achieve that goal.  It doesn’t have to be cleaning or clearing, either.  Perhaps you meant to mail something to someone, and it has been too much of a pain to take the time to get it there.  Or, maybe you intended to organize the songs you write and submit at least one for review?  Go! Go! Go!

Today, write down your goal and paste it in a prominent place in the home (or at work) where you will see it frequently.  Decorate your goal paper every time you take a step toward completion – use stars, stickers…whatever!  Be sure that you have a reward planned for finishing your goal!  And, speaking of awards…plan one for completing this 7-day release program!

Special Projects for this Week

Candle Magick:  Empower and burn one white candle each day.  What are you going to empower that candle for?  Entirely up to you.  Take the time to inscribe your desire with a stylus, pin, needle head or nail on the candle.  Surround with matching herbs if you like.  Each day we will burn one white candle focused on a particular goal (can be tea, chime, or taper).  It can be the same purpose (recommended as you are clearing the way each day to accomplish the goal) or you can do a different goal each day – you choose.

Need Dolly:  Take a trip out into the woods and pick up two sticks and something that you can use to make a dolly head – seed pod, moss, whatever.  I used half of a tulip poplar seed head in the example posted here and garnet chip eyes.  The pumpkin seeds are not only for good fortune but, also to help the family “slip” easily out of debt and stay out of the clutches of thieves.  The rags that I used for the skirt are dipped in Universal Fluid Condenser to help “amp” the power of the doll when she/he is released next Friday.  If you don’t have any Universal Fluid Condenser, use a magickal oil of your preference instead.

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When you get home from your trip in the woods (or park, or wherever you decided to take your walk) bless the items you have collected and construct the dolly using string, yarn or twine.  Some say the poppet should be made of natural things as the process is about communicating with the spirits of the earth/nature to help you fulfill a need.  However, I have found that how you feel about what you are doing is most important — if your instinct says you can add glitter and a dime?  You go!  You can decorate your need dolly as fancy or plain as you like – just remember that the image will be destroyed at the end of the week — therefore, don’t get too attached to Need Dolly (meaning don’t be needy about keeping the doll!).  This is a project where we learn to let go.  This spirit doll represents all the things you need AND your effort to motivate yourself and the Universe to bring opportunities and energies to you to fulfill those needs.  As you make the doll, talk to it and tell it what is missing in your life.  Tell the doll your deepest concerns.  What you need the most.  Don’t be shy.  You can create the doll in sacred space or a conjured circle – the magick you add to its construction is your choice.  You will not choose wrong – so have at it!  Hold the doll close to your lips when you speak to it so that your breath touches the doll repeatedly.  This breath becomes its “breath of life”.  When you are finished, draw an equal-armed cross in the air over the doll, and set the doll in a prominent place in the home or at work.  It should be able to see and experience your life on a daily basis – for 7 days.  On the last day of the program, we will send the doll out to bring back what you desire.  It will be dispatched by one of the four elements – you will choose how the dolly leaves.  Over the course of the next 7 days, you may find that your needs or desires are changing – that is okay – right before you dispatch the doll you will have a chance to be clear, concise and succinct in your command before it leaves your hands forever.

Note:  You can find Sybil Leek’s recipe for Universal Fluid Condenser here:  http://www.wicca-chat.com/bos/magick/fluid-condenser.txt

Have fun with today’s various opportunities for change!!  See ya tomorrow!

Love,
Silver and Taco Cat

Summary

Do several one-minute or three-minute dashes.
Clean out and organize your underwear drawer.
Write down a goal you would like to accomplish this week.  Think about how you can fit this purpose into your schedule.
Choose your rewards (one for the goal and one for finishing the program at the end of the week).
Empower and burn one white candle.
Throw or give one thing away.

Please Note:  The idea for the Need Dolly came from a conversation I had this winter with G.T. Long, Author — Michigan

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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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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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