Horoscope and Tarot Overview for July 31-August 5, 2017
This week changes are the theme, confusing changes but shifts none the less. The good news is, we will be quite centered in our intuitive gifts, exercise that knowledge and use it well to navigate through the rough spots.
Sunday- Double Venus aspects-a square to Chiron and a sextile to Neptune, both in Pisces and retrograde, bringing sentimentality, a slip in our confidence and a little extra instinctive boost. The Moon is in Scorpio with squares to Mars and the Sun in Leo indicating a bout of jealousy or stubborn ride that can ruin an otherwise lovely day. Mars also collides with Rx Saturn which may jilt our memories about something we have forgotten to do. Pay attention.
Monday- The Moon stays in Scorpio with a sextile to Rx Pluto anchoring our desires to finish old projects and reconnect with someone that ignites our passion. Venus moves into loving Cancer for the next 4 weeks bringing out our nurturing side in love, romance and our creativity.
Tuesday- the Moon moves into flighty Sagittarius this morning with trying aspects to Venus, Jupiter, Rx Pluto and Mercury. This points to inadequate communications, delayed affections, a need to wander and or gossip a bit. Stay centered.
Wednesday- The Moon stays in Sagittarius triggering a fire trine with Mars and the Leo Sun. Later there is a square to Rx Neptune and a sextile to Jupiter reminding us to look carefully at what is offered before accepting or moving forward with commitments or proposals no matter how enticing they are, it is not a stable day. Adding to the instability, Uranus stations direct and then moves retrograde at 10:49 PM EST, get ready for unexpected feelings, people and memories from the past.
Thursday-The Moon stays in Sagittarius until tonight The Moon squares Rx Chiron and sextiles Rx Uranus tonight helping us tune into what needs healing in yourself and those around you in quite a startling fashion. The Moon moves into steady Capricorn at 8:37 pm
Friday-The Moon in Capricorn opposing Venus, then a trine to mercury which may make communications troubling. . Jupiter squares Rx Pluto setting our work ethics into high gear, preparing us for new workloads by helping us clean up anything left hanging. Avoid exaggerations or staying too closely within the lines, either extremes will not assist the process. Tonight, a sextile to Rx Neptune will stir up old memories and creative insights in our dreams.
Saturday- The Moon stays in solid Capricorn all day aligning with Rx Pluto in the same sign this morning then immediately squaring Jupiter. This may affect our optimism or impetus to improve our day with a little pessimistic thinking or an inability to move forward. Compounding these aspects, the Sun has two small irritating aspects to Rx Chiron and Rx Neptune that exposes where our faults or insecurities lie. Try to leave the past in the past so you can clear a path for bright insights and creative new ideas. It’s a good day to make peace with old unresolved issues.
Tarot Cards of the Week- 9 of Swords, Ace of Wands and Knight of Wands- the early part of the week may bring startling revelations, handle them like a pro to ease your mind. Mid-week we may be industrious, inventive and ready to go forward but by the end of the week we may feel as if we are moving backwards. This week requires careful consideration and attention to fine details as well as our keen insights.
Chakras: crown, third eye, heart and sacral
Crystals: clear quartz, lapis, rose quartz and carnelian
Aromatherapy: frankincense, rose geranium, rose and tangerine
Yoga-a mixed practice of vinyasa and restorative poses and mindfulness meditation
Horoscope and Tarot Overview for June 16, 2017 Neptune Retrograde
The Moon moved is in emotional Pisces all day, bringing intuition, empathy and a sense of creative work to our day, despite challenging aspects. There may be more than a few tears before day’s end.
Mercury quincunx Rx Pluto overnight affecting our morning with indecision, possible arguments or misunderstandings. Take time to listen and understand before responding to anything off the norm.
Pay close attention to feelings that rise as Neptune moved Retrograde early this morning staying in backwards movement until November 22nd. Our thoughts turn to past experiences, lifetimes and sour notes. We may be able to heal old wounds during this time if we just apply a little extra love to each situation.
Later today we have a semi-square to Uranus, and an alignment to the now Rx Neptune bringing surprising feelings to the morning hours, we may suddenly find ourselves reviewing past mistakes, or adventures, loves or miscalculations. A lunar sextile to Rx Pluto and a square to Mercury end the day as it began with miscommunication and deeply rooted control issues surfacing, this may help to clear the air and bring a sense of closure.
Tarot Cards of the Day- Judgement, 10 of Wands and 7 of Wands- we are called upon to renew our faith in magical intuitive thinking and spiritual endeavors. We have work to do to that end so beginning today sounds like a good plan. Take charge but don’t speak in a condescending manner to anyone, just be kind and openhearted.
This painting is based off the story of the Gemini twins Castor and Pollux. The twins were said to hatch out of two eggs after their father Zeus disguised himself as a swan and seduced their mother Leda. Shortly before this painting was started I discovered the beautiful transparent geometric qualities of butterfly eggs. The two butterfly twins have just emerged from their intricate casings.
Zodiac perfume oil is here! Please be sure to read the whole thing before purchasing so you know what is inside and to get an idea what it smells like. These scents are meant to emphasize your sign’s characteristics.
If you don’t want to wear it was perfume, you can use it as aromatherapy or anointing oil instead!
the general name for oils used to anoint candles, ritual tools, material, furniture, money, and other such items
also called Anointing Oils
is a term found only in Hoodoo and Conjure practice
it refers to all anointing and dressing oils that are utilized in rites, rituals, or spell-craft to address or remediate an unwanted condition or to bring about a desired condition
Because these oils were developed by practitioners of the African American folk magic path, which is called Conjure or Hoodoo
also called Conjure Oils, Hoodoo Oils, and Lucky oils
oils used in a healing art whose roots lay in antiquity
This practice traces back more than 6,000 years to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, and probably Chinese
they used to burn scented flowers and herbs and enjoy aromatic bath, massage and skin care for curative and cosmetic purposes
are volatile, concentrated oils
usually having the characteristic odor or flavor of the plant from which they are obtained
are primarily used to make perfumes, flavorings, and accentuate ritual and spiritual oil blends
Synthetic Fragrance Oils
compounds created in a laboratory that smell a lot – or a little– like the natural flowers or herbs after which they have been named
A lot of companies today offer Synthetic Oils rather than Essential Oils because Synthetic Oils can be obtained at a fraction of the cost of Essential Oils
for magickal purposes it’s always best to use real Essential Oils whenever possible, as these contain the magickal properties of the plant from which they are distilled, which the synthetic oils do not.
Handcrafted Oils and Herbal Oils
are blends made up for specific ritual or magickal purposes
They are not made in a factory, but are indivisually prepared with the addition of magical herbs, roots, flowers and other natural ingredients to a simple oil base and then ritually charged with intent
Ritual Oils and Condition Oils may be considered to be “handcrafted herbal oils” only if they contain actual herbal ingredients
are various oils, both vegetable and mineral
are used to help dilute Essential Oils that might cause severe irritation or reaction to some people if applied to the skin undiluted
Carrier Oils help dilute and thus stretch out the volume of Essential oils used in Ritual Oils and Condition Oils
A number of different oils have been, and are, used as Carrier Oils.
Olive Oil has an ancient history of being used as a Carrier Oil and is often seen used in oils meant to help in blessing and anointing.
Almond Oil became a popular Carrier oil due to its lighter scent and texture over the heavier Olive Oil. Almond Oil, unlike Olive Oil, does not dominate the natural fragrance of the herbs and Essential Oils that are blended in the handcrafting process.
The following is a list of Ritual Oils used by Pagans and Witches, Their properties that can be used in assistance of your magickal work.
ABRAMELIN OIL This oil and its accompanying ritual powder are both highly esteemed by those who follow more ceremonial magickal traditions, and it is of great benefit to those who follow the course of ritual activities.
BLESSING OIL This magickal oil can be used to bless new babies, new ventures, new homes, and for healing. Amplified with sincere prayer, will and intent it can also be used to help purify you or your home, to relieve suffering, or bring about spiritual healing
PLANETARY OILS The seven sacred planets relate to the days of the week and also planetary hours within days and seven sacred planets were associated with ancient Gods and Goddesses. These oils help invoke the powers and characteristics of the individual planetary power. You can use these oils to anoint candles, or wear them as personal scent to help convey the power of the deities represented by the Planets.
Sun Oil - Sun, Sol, Apollo; Sunday; ruler of Leo Mercury Oil - Mercury, Hermes, Wotan; Wednesday; ruler of Gemini and Virgo Venus Oil - Venus, Freya; Friday; ruler of Taurus and Libra Terra Oil - Terra, Gaia, Earth; our mother Moon Oil - Moon, Luna, Artemis; Monday; ruler of Cancer Mars Oil - Mars, Twi; ruler of Aries; co-ruler of Scorpio Jupiter Oil - Jupiter, Zeus, Thor; Thursday; ruler of Sagittarius; co-ruler of Pisces Saturn Oil - Saturn, Kronos; Saturday; ruler of Capricorn; co-ruler of Aquarius Uranus Oil - Urania; co-ruler of Aquarius Neptune Oil - Neptune, Poseidon; co-ruler of Pisces Pluto Oil - Pluto, Hades; co-ruler of Scorpio
relate to the various signs of the zodiac and help symbolize and invoke the kind of activities and characteristics with which the various signs of the zodiac are associated. You can use these oils to anoint candles, or wear them with Planetary Oils as a personal scent to help strengthen weak astrological characteristics or to help heighten strong astrological characteristics.
Aries Oil- The Ram; March 21 - April 21; ruled by Mars; Element Fire. Taurus Oil- The Bull; April 21 - May 21; ruled by Venus; Element Earth. Gemini Oil - The Twins; May 21 - June 21; ruled by Mercury; Element Air. Cancer Oil - The Crab; June 21 - July 21; ruled by the Moon; Element Water. Leo Oil - The Lion; July 21 - August 21; ruled by the Sun; Element Fire. Virgo Oil - The Virgin; August 21 - September 21; ruled by Mercury; Element Earth. Libra Oil - The Balance; September 21 - October 21; ruled by Venus; Element Air. Scorpio Oil - The Scorpion; October 21 - November 21; ruled by Pluto and Mars; Element Water. Sagittarius Oil - The Archer; November 21 - December 21; ruled by Jupiter; Element Fire. Capricorn Oil - The Seagoat; December 21 - January 21; ruled by Saturn; Element Earth. Aquarius Oil - The Water Bearer; January 21 - February 21; ruled by Uranus and Saturn; Element Air. Pisces Oil- The Fishes; February 21 - March 21; ruled by Neptune and Jupiter; Element Water.
Next we present some of the traditional herb-based blends that are used in the preparation of Hoodoo and Rootwork spells.
CAST OFF EVIL OIL This oil helps you rid yourself, your loved ones, and your home and spaces from the negative influences of false friends.
CROWN OF SUCCESS OIL This traditional Oil is tried and true and helps crown you and uplift you in all endeavors that you might undertake.
HEALING OIL This is really a very fine oil to help aid in the relief of sickness, sorrow, and to help mend ongoing physical and emotional problems.
MASTER KEY OIL For ritual work intended to help grant or empower aptitude in a skill, personal discipline, will, or authority.
MONEY DRAWING OIL This is a very old, traditional Hoodoo Oil that has been used for ages. It is renowned amongst financiers, gamblers, shop owners, and common working folk for its ability to draw money to you.
BLACK CAT OIL In Hoodoo the black cat is a symbol of luck and strength helping in the sporting and gambling world. It is used to reverse bad luck and its vibrations work well for Witches and our general works.
FAST LUCK OIL This is one of the more famous Hoodoo formulas; it is used to draw luck in gambling, love, and commerce. This is an oil to use when you need a magickal response in these areas in a hurry.
SPECIAL OIL NO. 20 A famous and very strong old Hoodoo formula, this is an all purpose Condition Oil used for dressing candles. It is also known as Wick Oil, Candle Oil, and Brown Oil. .
VAN VAN OIL Perhaps the quintessential Hoodoo Oil. Van Van is most favored of oils for dressing amulets, charms and mojo bags. It helps clear away negativity, changes bad luck to good and acts as a road opener to new opportunities and circumstances.
Finally, here are some Essential Oils and Fragrance oils that can be used “straight” by diluting in Carrier Oil, but not blending with other scents.
JASMINE FRAGRANCE OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to Psychicism, Astral Travel, and related Clairvoyant works.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to love and health work.
LOTUS FRAGRANCE OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to workings involving spirits and love; it is used to invoke the Moon and the Element of Water.
PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to money, and protection work, but it can also be used with great effectiveness for love and passion works.
CALAMUS ESSENTIAL OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to gaining mastery and control through natural talent and charisma
Mercury in Aries: Sitting like Caesar. Impulsive, witty and fun, passionate, sarcastic. Words come easily, but can’t be patched or taken back. Center of the party, so be careful of what will come out of their mouths Mercury in Taurus:Gladiator’s shield. Prepared, takes time, sure of themselves, will put up a fight to change opinions. Reads books quite often, but takes in more knowledge by experience. Mercury in Gemini:Hitting an Oil Well. more thoughts in their head than books in the world, clear speaker, can’t get it all out fast enough. Very clever and witty, thus stimulating for anyone who listens, but can get lost or overwhelmed. Mercury in Cancer:Shy tides by the beach. Nostalgic, romantic thoughts, can’t get it out quite right. Memories and faces make more impact on them than words, but words can be easily hurtful. Off-the-wall humor. Mercury in Leo:Panoramic. Sees things from their perspective, handles leadership well, quick to react. Loud like a roar, detailed like a mumble. Always ready to pounce. Mercury in Virgo: If Sherlock had a Roll-a-dex. All communication, no emotion here. Unconsciously expects the world to fit to their analyzations, always looking for the answers. The “Lemme help you with that homework” person Mercury in Libra: The true meaning of split checks. Looks at pros and cons to find the perfect choice. Very social and keeps promises, adopts a “wait-and-see” attitude quickly. Mercury in Scorpio: Night-vision goggles. Snoops and sneaks for answers and hidden details. A very subtle individual, and can never be fooled. Sarcastic and stubborn, but will always find time for loved ones. Mercury in Sagittarius:An old diary. Bright and inquisitive, make for fun conversations. Blunt, they will never be false, and seem to be restless. But they never stop learning, and is willing to share knowledge in time. Mercury in Capricorn:The secret map. Ambitious and methodical, but careful in calculations. Rational in decisions, keeps a goal. Very good leaders, but can act a little royal. Dry humor with a splash of tasteful sass~ Mercury in Aquarius: Binoculars on drugs. Excellent people watcher, very unique style of talking, and great students. Analyzes characters, always looking at something. Enjoys intellectual conversations and bashing gross wines. Mercury in Pisces:The little voices on your shoulders. Very subtle intuition, but there none the less. Mini-epiphanies are common, imaginative, and creative in conversation. Though expressing feelings is a little difficult.