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Constellation Prompt List

like my space prompt list from forever ago, but constellations

  • Andromeda - You who was kept captive by those who despised your name, you are now free to roam wherever you please amongst the stars
  • Aquarius - You are the one who brings the water to the scorched desert, the flood, the taker and the giver. I am a desert, craving the water you will eventually bring
  • Aries - The protector of the helpless, the lost, and the scared. Deliver me from this place, let your fire drive away my shadows
  • Cancer - My mind yearns for a distraction, for respite, and you offer it to me, no matter for how little of time
  • Capricornus - You have always been a fickle thing, dancing to and from shores of reality and truth, but always willing to dive into the sea of imagination. Let me swim with you, and create a new world of stars
  • Cassiopeia - Despite being chained to a stale life, you live with your head held high and your pride higher. I approach you on bowed knee, offering a key to your chains
  • Corona Borealis - A crown of stars lays across your gentle brow and yet they are so bright that they make you blind to them. You cannot see past the white light, so far and distant to all else, but you see best when you cannot see a thing
  • Cygnus - I caught you once in passing, a summer’s dream. But I felt we were like swans torn apart - and swans hold close the ideal of forever
  • Draco - Even in the coldest of nights, your fiery passion keeps my heart warm
  • Gemini - A conundrum of all, too naive yet too wise, to kind yet too harsh, yet solid in only one thing. Complete in being more than one is the only constant in your ever-changing flux
  • Hydra - Despite your hardships you come back, bigger, stronger and harsher to fight back the thing that took you the first time
  • Leo - An air of nobility and an aura of barely bridled power, you drew me to you like a magnet, like I was waiting for a great disaster upon your arrival but I could not look away. We have a horrible tendency to be fascinated with fantastic tragedy
  • Libra - You always make sure that we are equal in give and in take, in love and in strife. A constant back and forth, like the high and low tides cycling through
  • Pisces - The birthplace of beauty would be no strange place for me to see if I gazed upon your face, your radiance and gentleness like a breath of spring after the harsh winter

This is getting really long so I’ll do more later (yes I know this doesn’t have all of the zodiacs, relax)

Different languages, different names

ENGLISH:
- Aries
- Taurus
- Gemini
- Cancer
- Leo
- Virgo
- Libra
- Scorpio
- Sagittarius
- Capricorn
- Aquarius
- Pisces

ITALIAN:
- Ariete
- Toro
- Gemelli
- Cancro
- Leone
- Vergine
- Bilancia
- Scorpione
- Sagittario
- Capricorno
- Acquario
- Pesci

SPANISH:
- Aries
- Tauro
- Géminis
- Cáncer
- Leo
- Virgo
- Libra
- Escorpio
- Sagitario
- Capricornio
- Acuario
- Piscis

FRENCH
- Bélier
- Taureau
- Gémeaux
- Cancer
- Lion
- Vierge
- Balance
- Scorpion
- Sagittaire
- Capricorne
- Verseau
- Poissons

GERMAN:
- Widder
- Stier
- Zwillinge
- Krebs
- Löwe
- Jungfrau
- Waage
- Skorpion
- Schütze
- Steinbock
- Wassermann
- Fishe

LATIN:
- Aries
- Taurus
- Gemini
- Cancer
- Leo
- Virgo
- Libra
- Scorpio
- Sagittarius
- Capricornus
- Aquarius
- Pisces

Stardust Powder Variants ✨

Based on my original recipe for Stardust Powder, here is a list of 26 variants based on intent! (this is a long list, so click “keep reading” for the rest.)

Banishing/Binding Stardust
Herbs: Basil, black pepper, black salt, cayenne pepper, chamomile, garlic, juniper berry, onion, rosemary, sage, sea salt, thyme 
Essential oils: Basil, chamomile, clove, juniper berry, sage, thyme
Glitter color: Black
Associated constellation: Aries, Gemini

Cleansing Stardust
Herbs: Garlic, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, sage, sea salt, thyme
Essential oils: Cedar, lemon, lavender, lime, sandalwood, sage
Glitter color: White
Associated constellation: Aquarius, Canis Minor, Lynx, Ursa Minor

Confidence/Courage Stardust
Herbs: Allspice, basil, cinnamon, ginger, rosemary, sunflower, thyme
Essential oils: Grapefruit, neroli, nutmeg
Glitter color: Red
Associated constellation: Hercules, Leo, Orion

Creativity Stardust
Herbs: Lavender, lemon verbena, orange, rosemary, tangerine, valerian
Essential oils: Orange, tangerine
Glitter color: Yellow
Associated constellation: Boötes, Cancer, Hercules, Monoceros, Pisces, Scorpius

Cursing Stardust (see also: Baneful Stardust Powder)
Herbs: Black salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, clove, dragon’s blood, onion, patchouli, wormwood
Essential oils: Clove, lemon, lime, patchouli
Glitter color: Black, red
Associated constellation: Canis Major, Capricornus, Cygnus, Grus, Lyra, Scorpio

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Lesson 25: Cosmic Witchcraft 101 - Stellar Magick

By: Teacher Nova

Live class date and time: 03/16/2017 at 5:30pm CST

~How to do Stellar Magick~

  1. Choose candles based on the color of a certain star using the Harvard Spectral Classification System
    1. O (blue)
    2. B (blue-white)
    3. A (white)
    4. F (yellow-white)
    5. G (yellow)
    6. K (orange)
    7. M (red)
  2. Carve a specific constellation or star name into a single candle
  3. Choose other objects such as flowers or crystals to represent the stars in a constellation
  4. Channel star energy based on your intent 
    1. Method 1: 
      1. ground and center as usual
      2. place the palms of your hands face up
      3. visualize drawing down energy from the stars and into yourself 
    2. Method 2 - Spiral:
      1. make some room - this can be done indoors or outdoors
      2. create a spiral shape on the ground to represent the birth of a star in a nebula - this can be done using herbs, flowers, garlands, confetti, etc.
        1. leave enough space between the winds of the spiral so you can both walk and sit
      3. stand at the entrance of the spiral and clear your mind
      4. when ready, walk to the center of the spiral
      5. at the center, sit down with your palms up and draw down star energy
        1. to charge items during this ritual: place the item at the center of the spiral before beginning, and channel star energy into the object at this time
      6. meditate for as long as you feel necessary
      7. when ready, walk out of the spiral and take this opportunity to ground yourself and reflect on your actions
  5. Charge items by placing them in the center of their own spiral 
  6. Use star energy to ground, center, and to aid in astral travel 
  7. Charge a talisman with star energy and dedicate it to be used during astral travel or divination
  8. Draw a constellation pattern or individual star plus your intent on a piece of paper and place under pillow to aid in dreamwork 
    1. Burn the piece of paper the night after your dreamwork outside under the stars 
  9. Make a dream pillow or sachet with herbs or flowers that correspond with a particular star 
    1. You can also coordinate the color of the pillow/sachet and sew or write the name of the star on the outside

Constellation Correspondences

A

Andromeda - power, removing barriers, release, letting go

Aquarius - new beginnings, luck, wishes

Aquila - guidance, psychic work, astral travel

Ara - hearth, home, devotion, refuge, protection

Aries - fertility, abundance, protection, banishing

Auriga - wisdom, knowledge, storm warding

 

B

Boötes - inspiration, nature, storm warding

 

C

Cancer - astral travel, dreamwork, psychic abilities, imagination, creativity, subconscious desire

Canes Venatici - companionship, faithfulness, protection, healing

Canis Major & Canis Minor - death, renewal, new beginnings, protection, purification

Capricornus - harvest, energy, abundance

Cassiopeia & Cepheus - balance, relationships, love, union, healing, maternal conflict (Cassiopeia), and familial/home conflict (Cepheus)

Centaurus - balance, duality, healing, wisdom

Cetus - power, intelligence, communication, change, growth, happiness

Columba - peace, relaxation, fidelity, devotion, marriage, union

Corona Australis - emotions, love, spirituality, success, manifestation of goals

Corona Borealis - guidance, protection, knowledge, divination, success, manifestation of goals

Corvus - wisdom, secrets, duality, prophecy, divination

Crater - life, emotions, abundance

Crux - elemental energy, crossroads, decision-making

Cygnus - light, death, transformation, prophecy, self-esteem

 

D

Delphinus - intelligence, wisdom, truth, releasing negativity, fertility, safe travels

Draco - wisdom, power, knowledge, prosperity, luck, protection

 

E

Eridanus - life, health, abundance, power, wisdom, transformation, meditation

 

G

Gemini - balance, change, transition, increased power, banishing

Grus - death, rebirth, mysticism, truth, divination  

 

H

Hercules - wisdom, creativity, strength, energy

Hydra/Hydrus - life, reproduction, forces of nature, power, healing, transformation

 

L

Leo - power, protection, courage, strength

Lepus - abundance, swiftness, wisdom, divination, hidden knowledge, transformation, lunar magick

Libra - balance, healing, legal matters

Lupus - power, purpose, loyalty, protection

Lynx - isolation, purification, cleansing, illumination, insight, hidden knowledge, swiftness

Lyra - underworld, enchantment, immortality of the soul, music

 

M

Monoceros - beauty, freedom, love, luck, spirituality, transformation, wisdom, creativity

 

O

Ophiuchus & Serpens - healing, balance, the flow of energy

Orion - self-confidence, strength, victory, winter storms

 

P

Pegasus & Equuleus - travel between realms, contacting the dead, astral travel, divination, psychic abilities

Perseus - hope, desire, wishes, manifestation, power

Phoenix - change, cycles, transformation, rebirth, renewal, personal growth

Pisces - creation, fertility, union, creativity

Piscis Austrinus - prophecy, divination, inspiration, astral travel, wisdom, otherworldly knowledge

Pleiades, the - mysticism, power, higher consciousness, wisdom, awareness

 

S

Sagittarius - mental stimulation, virility, sexuality, physical energy, power, skill, manifestation of goals

Scorpius - protection, the underworld, creativity, transformation, psychic abilities

 

T

Taurus - abundance, regeneration, power, strength, potency

Triangulum - balance, change, transformation

 

U

Ursa Major - healing, protection, survival

Ursa Minor - renewal, rebirth, awakening

 

V

Virgo - rebirth, harvest, regeneration, prosperity 

Behenian Fixed Stars

The Behenian fixed stars are a selection of fifteen stars considered especially useful for magical applications in medieval astrology.

1.    Aldebaran 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Tauri 
  • Constellation: Taurus 
  • Gemstones: Garnet, ruby 
  • Plants: Milk thistle, woodruff 
  • Planets: Mars and Venus 
  • Honor, intelligence, eloquence, steadfastness, courage, honesty, success

2.    Algol 

  • Official Designation: Beta Persei 
  • Constellation: Perseus 
  • Gemstone: Diamond 
  • Plants: Black hellebore, mugwort 
  • Planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Lilith  
  • Strength, intense passion, the forces of the natural world

3.    Alphecca 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Coronae Borealis 
  • Constellation: Corona Borealis 
  • Gemstone: Topaz 
  • Plants: Rosemary, trefoil, ivy 
  • Planets: Venus and Mars
  • Love, honor, artistic skills, quiet achievement, a change in social status that is earned 

4.    Antares 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Scorpii 
  • Constellation: Scorpius 
  • Gemstones: Amethyst, sardonyx 
  • Plants: Saffron, snakeroot 
  • Planets: Mars and Jupiter 
  • Strength, protection, defense

5.    Arcturus 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Boötis 
  • Constellation: Boötes 
  • Gemstone: Jasper 
  • Plant: Plantain 
  • Planets: Mars and Jupiter 
  • Protection, guidance, success in the arts, learning, teaching, leading, exploring

6.    Capella 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Aurigae 
  • Constellation: Auriga 
  • Gemstone: Sapphire 
  • Plants: Horehound, mint, mugwort, thyme 
  • Planets: Jupiter and Saturn 
  • Honors, public position, wealth, ambition 

7.    Deneb Algedi 

  • Official Designation: Delta Capricorni 
  • Constellation: Capricornus 
  • Gemstone: Chalcedony 
  • Plants: Mandrake, marjoram, mugwort 
  • Planets: Saturn and Mercury 
  • Wisdom, integrity, justice, balance

8.    Algorab 

  • Official Designation: Gamma Corvi and Delta Corvi 
  • Constellation: Corvus 
  • Gemstone: Onyx 
  • Plants: Burdock, henbane, comfrey 
  • Planets: Saturn and Mars
  • Protection, repelling evil

9.    The Pleiades 

  • Official Designation: M45 
  • Constellation: Taurus 
  • Gemstone: Quartz
  • Plants: Frankincense, fennel 
  • Planets: Mars and the Moon
  • Love, eminence, seeking inner knowledge, peace, spirit communication

10. Polaris 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Ursae Minoris 
  • Constellation: Ursa Minor 
  • Gemstone: Lodestone 
  • Plants: Chicory, mugwort, periwinkle 
  • Planets: Venus and the Moon 
  • Protection, direction, guidance 

11. Procyon 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Canis Minoris 
  • Constellation: Canis Minor 
  • Gemstone: Agate 
  • Plants: Buttercup, marigold, pennyroyal 
  • Planets: Mercury and Mars
  • Power, good health, wealth, fame

12. Regulus 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Leonis 
  • Constellation: Leo 
  • Gemstones: Garnet, granite 
  • Plant: Mugwort 
  • Planets: Jupiter and Mars
  • Power, success, strength

13. Sirius 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Canis Majoris 
  • Constellation: Canis Major 
  • Gemstone: Beryl 
  • Plants: Juniper, dragonwort 
  • Planets: Jupiter and Mars
  • Communication, marital peace, passion, faithfulness, wealth 

14. Spica 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Virginis 
  • Constellation: Virgo 
  • Gemstone: Emerald 
  • Plants: Sage, clover 
  • Planets: Venus and Mercury
  • Protection, abundance, psychic abilities, knowledge, insight

15. Vega 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Lyrae 
  • Constellation: Lyra 
  • Gemstone: Chrysolite 
  • Plant: Winter savory 
  • Planets: Mercury and Venus
  • Artistic talents, social awareness, magic, hopefulness, idealism, averting fear


Royal Stars

The Royal Stars were regarded as “guardians of the sky” in Ancient Persia.  The Persians believed that the sky was divided into four districts with each district being guarded by one of the four Royal Stars. Because of their reverence as “guardians of the sky or heavens” Ancient Persians looked to these stars for guidance and prophecy. These stars are the brightest stars in their associated constellation, and correspond with each of the seasons, solstices, and equinoxes. 

The four Royal Stars are as follows:

·         Aldebaran (Watcher of the East)

o Time of year: Vernal (Spring) equinox 

o Time of day: Sunrise

o Constellation: Taurus

o Zodiac Sign: Taurus

o Element: Earth

o Associations: Eloquence, intelligence, integrity, courage, popularity, agitation, loss, violent death

·         Regulus (Watcher of the North)

o Time of year: Summer solstice 

o Time of day: Noon

o Constellation: Leo

o Zodiac Sign: Leo

o Element: Fire

o Associations: Success, power, nobility, ambition, fame, great power, alertness, leadership, sudden downfall, accidents, violence

·         Antares (Watcher of the West)

o Time of year: Autumnal equinox 

o Time of day: Sunset

o Constellation: Scorpio

o Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

o Element: Water

o Associations: Passion, creativity, adventure, fortune, risk-taking, obstinacy, stubbornness, violence, intensity 

·         Fomalhaut (Watcher of the South) 

o Time of year: Winter solstice 

o Time of day: Midnight

o Constellation: Piscis Austrinus

o Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

o Element: Air

o Associations: Charisma, magick, fame, the occult, spirituality, alchemy, servitude, materialism