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Release Week – Day 4 — Monday #silverravenwolf


Monday – 16 January 2017
3rd Quarter Moon in Virgo
Moon Voids
Moon Day

Today’s Goal – One or More Junk Drawers
Today’s Special Challenge:  Rearrange One Entire Room!

Don’t Forget Your Main Goal
Did you Talk to Your Dolly Today?

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.  I use Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for source material.

How are you doing so far?  This program spans a total of 8 days, much shorter than in other years, so I’m trying to pack as much as I can into each day.  It is okay if you can’t get everything suggested done.  Just go with the flow.  Remember, all you have to really do is throw out or give away one thing.  The rest is cake!

As a reminder, the last day of the program this year is dedicated to your Need Dolly.  Keep talking to him or her throughout the program.

Has a Problem Surfaced in the last few days?  Right about now some of you may be experiencing a crisis — large or small — doesn’t matter.  This glop of difficulty points to what you need to adjust in your life to obtain that which you desire.  Begin with your perception and work outward into the physical.  To get a handle on it?  Do a complete physical and spiritual cleansing.  Take your time — walk through the entire house or apartment with your cleansing tools — holy water, sage, incense, bells, white candle — whatever your choice.  Even if you aren’t having any problems worth mentioning?  Do the walk through anyway — you will feel better for it.  Take your dolly with you as you move throughout the living area.

Fix Me!  Clean Me!  The other interesting issue that often occurs with this program is that something steps forward that insists you take care of it in the cleaning/organizing department.  It isn’t on your list and it probably irritates you.  Someone else may have brought it to your attention, or maybe they need something buried deep within the closet and you just throw up your hands and decided to clean while your ferret out the item.  Regardless?  No worries.  When you put the program in motion…when you choose to change…when you focus on adjusting and creating…some things step forward and demand your attention immediately.  This occurs for either two reasons:

  1. You are subconsciously AVOIDING the real issue and creating busy work for yourself…or…
  2. This needs to be done so that you can reach your goal — even if that stupid closet is in no way associated with your goal…you think.  Well…maybe it is associated with a connection in your subconscious mind which isn’t bothering to enlighten you.  It is in covert mode.  Therefore, just clean the darned closet and be done with it.

The Three-Pass Technique —  Over the years I developed the Three Pass Technique because cleaning some things out, like closets or boxes of memorabilia, or even old clothes can be emotionally distressing.  In the Three Pass Technique, you go through the area once with the primary focus on the dirt and organization.  This is when you are taking things out of the box, or removing the clothes off hangers, or moving stuff off the shelf our out of the drawer, etc.  The cleaning part is the first-line challenge; however, if you see something that is absolutely broken, it goes out right away (or moth-eaten, or ruined by mouse droppings, yada…yuck.).  When you return the items to the shelf, box, drawer or closet — that is pass number two.  You are looking at the object and holding for the second time.  Ask yourself, does this object bring me love or can it be used in the next six months?  Here is where you make a concerted effort to throw out all items that are no longer serviceable or put those items in the giveaway pile.  If you have loads of stuff, then you may wish to make an “I’m going to sell it pile” — however, I don’t really recommend this as most people don’t have the git-up-in-go to actually list the items or take them to a market, or whatever and so you just have a stupid pile of stuff to trip over all the time.  I despise piles of boxes in my way when I’m trying to walk because I’ve haven’t sold the items yet.  Humbug!  I’m a thrower and a giver in most cases — but, that’s me.  If you are vacillating on the object or just have too much of an emotional attachment — don’t fret over it.  Put the item back in the box, on the shelf…whatever.  Pass Three is done about a week later, or whenever you have the occasion to get back into that drawer, box, shelf, etc.  Usually, Pass Three is done about a week later, or whenever you have the occasion to get back into that drawer, box, shelf, etc.  At Pass Three it is easier to get rid of more things.  Sometimes, by Pass Three your subconscious mind has mulled over the item and found a use for it or a place for it to go, or a person to give it to.  Your conscious mind may have made arrangements for all those old video games, so now it is easy to pick up that box and take it where it needs to go.  I also use a Three Pass method in timing — for example — Pass One?  The Spring.  Pass Two?  MidSummer.  Pass Three?  The Fall and then I have most of the junk thrown out or have given away what still holds value.  This is a really good idea for closets.

The Virgo Moon is stomping her feet a bit – worried about this and that – trying to fit everything in!  No worries.  If you have already done all the junk drawers in then home – pick something else.  You also might want to make a garden list for this year’s coming season – what are your plans?  What will you need to put in place to meet your goals for the outdoors this coming year?  For those of you in the southern hemisphere, you are thinking about winter plans.  Don’t worry, neither Silver nor Taco Cat have forgotten you exist!!!  What plans do you wish to make for winter?

Junk Drawers are indicative of what is hanging around in the corners of your mind.  The cool thing about tacocatdrawerJunk Drawers?  You usually find something that you’ve been looking for the last three months!

Today is a Moon Day.  When you burn your candle today?  Why not empower a bowl of water and set your candle at least one inch in the water.  Work with the fire and water together this day!

Today’s Secret Challenge!

Yup — had to have a Secret Challenge this year!  Your Secret Challenge is to consider which room has the most impact in your life?  Think about why that is.  Now… think about this — which room seems to weigh you down?  It is a room that you don’t typically want to go in to, a place you generally avoid, a room that just doesn’t seem to fit in your life.

Today,  go into this room,  clean it top to bottom, magickally cleanse it and banish the negative energy, and then REARRANGE the entire room.

Tomorrow — Tuesday — We are going to make a Goal Plate.  You can choose ANY dinner plate to use — it doesn’t have to be special.Have a great day!

Have a great day!


Silver and Taco Cat


Do several one-minute or three-minute dashes.
Clean out and organize one or more junk drawer.
Do one task that helps you accomplish your main goal for the week.
Do Today’s Secret Challenge!

Throw or give one thing away.
Don’t forget to talk to your Need Dolly!
Empower and burn one white candle.


Release Week – Day One – Friday #silverravenwolf

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



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!


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.


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!

Silver and Taco Cat


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