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My Gratitude List

With 2012 about 20 hours from beginning (at least here on the East Coast in the US) I thought  this might be a good time to reflect upon the year that was for me and where I offer my deepest gratitude.

1. For my mother most specifically – she never gives up on me and has endured more than her share of watching me hard-scrabble through difficulties in life that no mother would find tolerable. Although sometimes she lets her Scorpio sting do the talking, for the most part she gives love and kindness when I know it must be extremely trying to do so. I know there are many things about me that she might not understand but I am grateful that she tries and keeps communicating with me.

2. For my brother Raymond – he may not know this but I think of him always with great affection and love. We’ve had a troubled relationship at times (we are only 10 months apart in age) but my love for him never wavers and I always want the best for him in his life. I’m glad he found someone (Lisa) to share his life with.

3. For my dear friend Suzanne – I know this has been a rough year and I am sending you all the magick possible that this new year will manifest beautifully. You inspire me with how you continue your education. You are fearless.

4. For my new friend Vanessa – your friendship is one of the best things that happened to me all year. It’s unusual how we came together as friends but triumphant in that we have surpassed such things and found help and support with each other.

5. For my wonderful clients – I am there for you always, offering to lend my ear, my magick, my support however I can to make your dreams and desires real. I share your joys and fears and elation as we work our way through spells and readings to make your lives better. You help me to make mine better by letting me help you.

6. For my dear friend Foo – you are always with me, you touch every part of my life in some way even though we are hemispheres apart. Writing with you and working on creative projects is one of the best things in my life. I am thrilled for your new family and the future.

7. For the lost ones – how I miss you my dear departed husband. My beloved familiar. My grandmother.

8. My extended family – my cousin Rick and how he is living his authentic life, my Auntie Marcia and Uncle Richard (my favorite Uncle, no secret here) who have a truly inspiring marriage and my Aunt Diane who is my mother’s best friend and does not hesitate to be truthful and honest to me through her. You are all in my thoughts and I am grateful to have you in my life.

9. My girl kitty Lucy and my mother’s kitty Timmon – thank Goddess for kittehs!

10. One of my favorite Beatles quotes sums it up for me:

“And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”

 

Blessed Yule

This is the spirit of Yule and one I treasure and value. I hope you all enjoy your holidays and have the brightest blessings for the New Year. Today I will be celebrating  Yule in a small ceremony this evening with friends and family as well as casting spells for extra power tonight. This is a wonderful day to cast and hopefully it will be nice and cool this evening for the bonfire and burning of the Yule Log.

I’m making some big changes around the homestead in the coming year, moving altars and doing some redecorating with sacred objects as well as cleaning the house out of tons of witchy clutter (and other kinds too). I’m eager to streamline things and look forward to what the new year will bring.

I also plan on upgrading the sites (which are somewhat overdue) including re-purposing my original site magickrituals.com, as I have talked about doing for some months now. There are many good things in store and I hope you will be with me my dearest friends and clients.

Believe

I was discussing this recently with a potential client. She found herself in a heck of a situation with a lover and was looking at magick as a way to clear things out and get them back to a positive place. But in our discussion she revealed that she didn’t really BELIEVE in magick so she didn’t know what could be accomplished with it.

Since magick uses your focused will and intention, perhaps it could be argued that you don’t actually need to believe in the magick itself as much as you believe in your own focused will and intention. However I would countermand that by saying that in all my years as a witch I have never seen magick done in accordance with focused will and intention manifest without BELIEVING it would. Thus magick can only truly exist and manifest if you BELIEVE that it will.

So what can I do to help someone who comes to me not believing in magick? Can I still help them? Can I still cast for them?

If they are willing to keep an open mind and open heart  then yes, absolutely. Fortunately I believe in magick and since I will be doing the casting this is what is needed most.

That said I think that many people DO believe in magick, they just don’t realize that they do.

The Power of Eleven

Magick:

Since Angels communicate often using repeated numbers I decided the right spell to celebrate this once in a lifetime opportunity was an Archangel Spell. I chose Archangel Michael since he is my patron Angel and the Abundance Spell which I have cast for many years. In this instance it is the best abundance spell of its kind, fast-acting, long-lasting and will never be cast like this again in my lifetime.

“Angels often communicate messages to you by showing you sequences of numbers. They do this in two ways. First, they subtly whisper in your ear so you’ll look up in time to notice the clock’s time or a phone number on a billboard. The angels hope you’ll be aware that you’re seeing this same number sequence repeatedly. For instance, you may frequently see the number sequence 111, and it seems every time you look at a clock the time reads 1:11 or 11:11.” – Doreen Virtue

Spiritually:

The spiritual meaning of number eleven is quite diverse.

The number 11 is thought of as a “master” number in numerology because it is a double digit of the same number. When this occurs – the vibrational frequency of the prime number doubles in power. Meaning, the attributes of the Number One are doubled. So, the very basic & primary understanding of the Number One is that of new beginnings & purity. When we see this digit doubled as with the 11 – then these attributes double in strength.

In numerology the number 11 represents higher ideals, invention, refinement, congruency, balance, fulfillment, vision.

The 11 carries a vibrational frequency of balance. It represents male & female equality. It contains sun and moon both – while holding them both separate. Perfect balance.

Consequently, constant reoccurances of Elevens often signal us to be aware of our balance. Balance emotion, thought, spirit – balance of masculine, feminine, – work, play – joy, sorrow – – – Elevens are magical messages asking us if we are centered or out-of-whack.

When we add 1+1 (eleven reduced) we get two – which is also a balance number – two’s also deal with equality, justice, calm, kindness, tact, and duality.

Those who recognize the spiritual meaning of number Eleven in their lives are obviously quite sensitive to many vibrational frequencies. The fact that this number is observed when the Elevens appear is indicative of a reflective, thoughtful and intuitive soul.

Elevens often present themselves to psychically connected people. I believe this is the Universe sending us a message to be a part of an event – yet maintain your integrity as you do so (again, balance).

If you observe the Eleven – as two straight lines side by side – together they serve as a full meaning – two figures forming one value – one image. However they do not touch – they are together yet separate.

As we deal with energy in our lives it is integral for us to understand that we are all at once a part of it – yet we have the option to separate. The spiritual meaning of number Eleven deals directly with our involvement with the progression of life and reminds us however, that we must not be a slave to our self-involvement.

Mathematical:

The number eleven is the fifth prime number (contrary to popular belief, the number one ( 1 ) is not a prime number).

The base numeric number system lends itself to some interesting peculiarities as relates to the number eleven.

Gambling:

Blackjack players love the number eleven. It usually means time to double down, but not always.

Dice players love the number eleven. On the come-out roll, it’s as good as the number seven. Do not ask the crap dealers how to bet 11 the hard way…

The number eleven is a popular lottery number. This results in the per-person payouts being a little below average when eleven is one of the winning numbers.

The number eleven is a popular keno number. One wonders if the casinos and slot machine manufacturers make use of that fact…

Weather:

The Great Blue Norther of 11/11/11:

“One-hundred years ago, November 11th, 1911: The Great Blue Norther descended upon America. The day started fine; there were even record highs for that time of year. Then it all changed; temperatures began to drop. Within the space of ten minute: the temperature dropped 40 to 50 degrees; by midnight a 66 degree temperature drop was recorded. There were dust storms, thunderstorms, tornados, and blizzards. Over 300 deaths were reported.”

In the interests of full disclosure: NOAA.gov reports that sudden 50 degree temperature drops, though unusual, are not that rare.

The Great Blue Norther acquired its name not from the extreme temperature changes, but from the accompanying weather phenomena.

All Hallows Eve

Rather then post another description of what fun we witches have on Samhain I thought I’d talk about my plans for the day (& night!)

This has been an incredibly active casting month for me – I’ve been casting nearly every night for the entire month. I took a little break while I was working on some other projects but  for the most part it’s been solid witchiness all month and I’ve loved it.

The weather is appropriately fallish and getting very cool at night which is perfect for the bonfire in the firepit. I use recycled paper (and coffee grounds) logs that burn wonderfully and clean. They also smell very nice. Things can get a little smoky once I start tossing herbs around but that’s part of the experience.

I’ve been doing the same ritual at Samhain now for many years but this year I want to cast some special spells on the day so I will do a shortened version of the ritual then just have a nice feast with my mother. very low-key, quiet, honoring those who have passed on.

I like to get a little wild with my feast, we have ale and I get some catered items from Publix so I don’t have to do anything but put out our party in the living room. I decorate the dining room and set-up all kinds of candles and spooky displays. We don’t have kids trick or treat here so it’s just reflective conversation,  casting and then feasting.

Birthday Party

I’m just hours away from my birthday. Still working too – a witch’s work is never done!

I was thrilled to see many people take advantage of my birthday sale and I will be continuing it into next month. I will also be featuring my new 11-11-11 SPELL upcoming next month which I am so excited about. I cannot believe that this is the second to last spell of this kind I will be casting for the rest of my life. It is blowing me away. I will give you a hint – this is an ANGEL SPELL!

I’m not doing anything too awfully special for my birthday but taking a day off.

Those of you that have been keeping up with my private blog posts know otherwise what has been going on with all that and I will have another update soon.

I will also be discussing the 11-11-11 Spell is much greater detail.

Happy Birthday all my Libra brothers & sisters!

Loss

I was saddened to hear the news that the lead actor in the Starz series Spartacus, Andy Whitfield passed away at age 39 of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. I watched the show when he starred in it and was not able to get back into it after he left because of his illness.

Andy Whitfield was a great looking man, fit and healthy, in the prime of his life. While no one deserves to die from cancer, it hit me very hard to see this man cut down at the height of his fame and the pinnacle of his fitness. He played Spartacus, a hero, a warrior, and he infused the character with a great deal of depth which could have been left wanting in another actor’s hands.

I think about his wife and what she’s feeling right now having lost her beautiful man. I know what it’s like to lose someone to cancer having lost my husband three and half years ago when he was perfectly healthy and then suddenly got sick quickly, went into the hospital and was dead in ten days time.

I hope his wife had time to make peace with her husband’s dying. Though I suspect you can never make peace with such a thing.

I’m still trying to figure out how to go on without my husband.

Maybe you don’t ever really go on – maybe you just do something else.

It all ties in together – how you get from here to there, how you put one foot in front of the other and proceed.

I send my heartfelt prayers to his wife Vashti  and their two children at this time of great loss.

 

Voodoo to the rescue!

I just added a new voodoo spell to the site called COME TOGETHER.

As with all of my spells, there is a story.

A client of mine has had some really hard luck in love. He’d wanted to get back together with his woman for a while  and there have been a number of starts and stops along that path. He’s a really great guy and she honestly does love him – but there is a complex history between them that somehow keeps them at odds.

He had done some spellwork with another caster before coming to me and he explained where his head was regarding doing additional work. I said let me think about it for a while and see what I can find for you. I asked him how he felt about voodoo and he said that he was open at this point to anything but black magick.

I was doing a number of  loa spells for another client so I was essentially in voodoo mind-set. I found an old “lover returning” voodoo spell and modified it and added a couple of things to it to really get the mojo moving.

I presented it to my client and within days of casting, she had returned to him. It was like it cut through all the garbage that had built up between them and made a solid impact. She told him what she wanted and he contacted me about five days later and told me they were back on – seriously and probably going to move in with each other.

I used the same spell for another client who had similar FAST results too within about a week. Her manifestation was not quite as dramatic since she wasn’t looking for a huge commitment but just wanted to start seeing the guy on a regular basis.

Another client had terrific success within three weeks of casting and asked me if I had a booster for the spell (I will soon). He suggested I offer it on the site and I have done so.

Please check it out if you’ve come to the point where you feel that your luck in love is on the wane. I’m telling you – this is a super spell to get them back or start them up or keep them going.

 

All About Magnetic Attraction

Last month I had an unadvertised sale on the most popular spell I have ever offered: Magnetic Attraction. I took it to the site live today to offer it to everyone. I wanted to talk a little bit more about the spell here (something I rarely do) because this one spell is so unique and special.

I developed this spell years ago when I first became a witch on the Internet. It has been my most beloved spell of all time and in the 9 years I have been online, it has stayed the same price, too. I have only occasionally offered it at a sale price.

The spell is based on a voodoo attraction spell – originally it was for love and used a prayer and communication with the loa Erzulie. I discovered early on from my clients that the spell was not just for love because many of them had the added bonus of seeing their business pick up – opportunities come their way, interviews be more successful, sudden good luck appear to be following them – all kinds of wonderful and unexpected things.

My thoughts on this were that with Erzulie, making a plea to become more magnetically attractive opened the heart to love and all kinds of things that love can bestow upon you – even if it’s in a different field or regarding another situation. Love being the power that opens you to possibility.

Clients have asked me what this spell can do for them beyond love and business and there are other uses as well – helping in a family, if communication has become difficult, this will help you with your friends, this will help you to get noticed in any capacity that you would like to be noticed. A job interview, an audition, before undertaking something where you need to be at your best and brightest. There is no end to what this spell can accomplish for you.

Over the years I’ve had more clients return to get boosters for this spell and even recast it completely than any of my other spells. I’ve had clients literally keep the spell active for YEARS!

I am working now on long-term Magnetic Attraction Spells – that will cover longer time frames – up to several years. I am also looking to combine Magnetic Attraction with another powerful voodoo loa that will intensify the spell and take things to an entirely new level. There are tons of new things developing that will be available in the fall.

The immense success of this spell and it’s ability to manifest 100 percent of the time is that this spell is cast directly upon YOU, my client. Spells that I cast on you – will always manifest since your desire and willingness opens you to the power of the spell. As long as you do not become your own obstacle (more on that in a future post) your success is GUARANTEED. And I don’t say that lightly!

If you have any questions, please ask – I will post answers here in from whatever questions I get.

Independence Day

Tomorrow is the 4th of July but it used to be called Independence Day. I like that better personally since saying the 4th of July doesn’t really say what it’s about. A witch usually keeps her private life private but I’ve opened up a lot in the past year about things so I wanted to share  my feelings for this great country of mine.

I am fiercely AMERICAN – I am a patriot in every sense of the word. I may not always agree with what goes on in this country and there certainly are some issues and failings with our government, big business and healthcare, but on the whole I believe this is the greatest country on Earth and we could be even greater if we were more open to the kind of things that some very progressive countries like Sweden, Denmark and Holland do for their citizens. If we studied the best of all the countries on Earth we could find a way to make a better world here for all of us.

I believe that people want the BEST for themselves and their children; that they are inherently good and this can be fostered and capitalized upon to make a better life for everyone. Perhaps that’s a little romantic and idealistic but hey, I’m a witch not a scientist.

I believe in our military and I am proud of the work they do and what they are willing to sacrifice to keep us free. By that same token I think they’ve been gone in the Middle East too long, there have been too many US casualties and they need to come home. War is a business, a big business but its costs are too much for this country to bear. I want our soldiers home. That’s mostly what I am thinking about for this Independence Day.

I’m casting spells tonight and tomorrow and I’m very happy to have those I love to share the holiday with. My brother Ray is working unfortunately but he is just a phone call away. My closest friends keep in touch and I will call my father tomorrow to wish him the best. Many of my views on this country were fostered by him, he taught me a great deal about our founding fathers and has always had a passion for history as has my Civil War History Professor Uncle Glenn, who always encouraged my brother and me to investigate history.

I’m proud to fly the red, white & blue. Don’t even try to tread on me.

Happy Birthday to the United States of America!