let it clear

Let me be clear:

You are not and can not be my friend if you describe the reaction to Clarke’s actions in 409 as “negative”.

You are not and can not be my friend if you believe that Clarke’s actions in 409 were in any way excusable.

You are not and can not be my friend if you aren’t understanding of the fact that people have a right to be upset by the narrative being put forth in Clarke’s story. 

Just so you all know.

                                                  How to Open the Veil


The Veil is what separates our physical realm from the spirit world. By opening it, we’re able to communicate more freely with spirits. Essentially, you’ll be making a door and opening it in order to reach the spirit realm. 

Disclaimer: I’m not an expert at this, please don’t take my word as the final say. I just started practicing this technique and was taught by a close friend. Always be safe when you practice because if you’re not careful, you can get into some shit. I’m writing this post by popular demand. 


STEP 1: BE SAFE. The picture above is a little preview of the layout I used in my own dorm room. It’s hard to see, but I first drew a chalk circle and sprinkled black salt all along the edges of said circle. I also put four crystals at each end to mark it. Why do I have so much shit everywhere?? Because I don’t want anything to come through the door I created and cause problems. This circle keeps unwanted spirits out. (Granted, you don’t have to use as many things as I did. I find that a physical circle is just easier to visualize.) You can also use candles or anything else that works for you!

STEP 2: MARK THE DOOR. I used sun and moon candle holders with electric candles in them (since I live in a dorm and can’t use real candles). I set them apart from each other, like I was making, well, a door. Then I used some Super-Moon water to draw a line between the two candle holders to amplify my energy. Finally, I also sprinkled a line of black salt to stop unwanted and harmful spirits from coming through the door. 

STEP 3: RELAX. Get into the state of mind you need to be in to do witchy stuff. Meditation, grounding, singing–whatever you need to do to access your energy. 

STEP 4: STRETCH YOUR ENERGY. Whenever you feel ready, slowly pool energy into you palms. Then push it through the marked entrance where your door is going to be, imagining it as a thread, string, or cord connecting to the spirit realm. This might be difficult, especially if the veil isn’t exactly thin where you’re at. You may feel your energy bounce back, or that you’re hitting a wall. If you do, don’t worry! You can always pull back, gather your energy, and try again. 

STEP 5: CREATE A BRIDGE. You’ll know the moment when your energy connects to the spirit realm. It feels different for every person–for me, it’s almost like this tug in my gut and the feeling of a thread connecting my hands and body to something else. Once you feel that, it’s really up to you on how you want to create the bridge! For me, what works best is when I imagine myself walking across the thread of my energy towards the spirit realm. As I walk, my energy begins to create the bridge. There might be another door on the other side once you cross the bridge (it’s really up to how you visualize). If there is, open it. 

STEP 6: OPEN THE DOOR. Once you’ve made the bridge, feel and hold on to that connection. Then, imagine a door leading to the bridge through the physical boundaries you created earlier. This door can look however you like–whatever’s easiest for you to imagine! Then, use your energy to pry open the door. After that…

Congrats! You’ve successfully opened a door to the spirit realm! You should be able to feel the difference in energies. It’s kind of hard to explain how it feels–almost like this vast, empty expanse and the chattering of lots of different spirits floating around. 

When you’re done…

CLOSE THE DOOR. If you invited any spirits in to chat, say goodbye to the spirit(s) that you communicated with and ask them to leave. Make sure they leave before you close the door. If they refuse to, you might have to force them via your own energy (obviously, this is in the worst of situations. Try not to be rude if possible!). We’ve had to do this before and it’s not the most pleasant thing (haha). 

To close the door, pull your energy out from the spirit realm. Imagine that bridge you created crumbling, until you can no longer feel that connection. Once you’re out, close the door, seal it up, and do anything else that feels necessary in order to break the opening. For me, I usually make a breaking motion with my hands to signify the cut-off connection. You can chant or say an incantation if you like as well. This is important, because you definitely don’t want to leave a door open for spirit to come through willy nilly!  


                                                          Other Info

  • PLEASE BE CAREFUL!! If you’re not cautious, some bad spirits might be able to get through and that’s never fun. If possible, try this first with someone else (preferably someone who knows more of what they’re doing). If you can’t, make sure you have multiple backups, wards, and other witchy things to keep bad spirits at bay. 
  • If you want to invite a spirit to chat, it’s probably a good idea to have an offering around, just to be polite. Tarot cards, pendulums, etc. are pretty awesome tools to use if you’re not great at telepathic communication!
  • Take everything spirits say with a grain of salt. They can lie just like people. 

I hope this was helpful to those that asked! If anyone wants to add anything, feel free to. I’m by no means an expert, so if someone wants to add their expertise advise please do! If something doesn’t feel right, go with your gut–never do something you’re not comfortable with. 

Be safe, fellow spirit workers and witches!

-Llama

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LADY ASHFORD: Then let me be clear that I have understood. Your charge - your mulatto charge… LADY MANSFIELD: (fiercely protective) That is enough! DIDO sits staring at the floor. OLIVER cuts in, aggrieved. OLIVER: (to Lady Mansfield) Is it not true enough, your ladyship? LADY ASHFORD: whose unfortunate circumstances of birth, we chose to forgive - has decided she no longer wishes the match with my son - a gentleman and an officer. OLIVER stares across at DIDO. He speaks quietly. OLIVER: Why, Miss Lindsay? DIDO is silent. LADY ASHFORD: (poignant and pained) Do you feel I have any lesser need to ensure my child’s wellbeing and future than you?…(beat)…Does she still have a tongue?
― Excerpt taken from script

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This blog supports a-spec people and believes that a-spec people are LGBTQIA+. 

Furthermore, anyone can be ace, and ace/aro people can still have sex or be in a relationship and be ace/aro, and asexuality can absolutely be induced by trauma

I don’t want any aphobes, so if you disagree with the above statements, please join that one lonely follower, and do me a favor by unfollowing. Aphobes are not welcome here. 

Lesson 28: Cosmic Witchcraft 101 - Part 5

By: Teacher Nova

Live class date and time: 03/30/2017 at 6:30pm CST

Now that we have covered some of the basics, I’d like to delve into the actual practice of cosmic magick using spells.

Planetary Intent:

  • Banishing: Sun, Saturn, Pluto
  • Beauty: Venus
  • Binding: Saturn, Pluto
  • Cleansing/Purification: Sun, Moon
  • Communication: Mercury, Jupiter
  • Confidence: Mars, Jupiter
  • Courage: Sun, Mars, Jupiter
  • Creativity: Moon, Venus
  • Cursing: Saturn, Neptune, Pluto
  • Divination: Moon, Uranus, Neptune
  • Dreams: Moon, Neptune
  • Energy: Sun, Mars
  • Fertility: Moon, Venus
  • Happiness: Sun, Jupiter
  • Healing: Sun, Moon
  • Hex-Breaking: Saturn
  • Independence: Mars, Uranus
  • Invisibility: Moon, Neptune, Pluto
  • Legal Matters: Saturn
  • Love: Venus
  • Luck: Mercury, Jupiter
  • Manifestation/Power: Sun, Mars, Saturn, Pluto
  • Meditation: Moon, Neptune
  • Mental Clarity: Sun, Uranus
  • Mental Power: Uranus, Neptune
  • Peace: Moon
  • Prosperity/Wealth: Mercury, Jupiter
  • Protection: Mars, Saturn
  • Psychic abilities: Moon, Uranus, Neptune
  • Relaxation/Calming: Moon, Neptune
  • Sexual Relations: Venus, Mars, Pluto
  • Spell-breaking: Saturn, Pluto
  • Strength: Sun, Mars
  • Success: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
  • Travel: Moon, Mercury
  • Wisdom: Mercury, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
  • Wishes: Sun, Jupiter

Timing:

Lunar Phases

  • New Moon –  new beginnings, health, cleansing, inner harmony, peace, love
  • Waxing Crescent – growth, wealth, prosperity, luck, attraction
  • First Quarter – balance, decision-making, challenges
  • Waxing Gibbous – motivation, positivity, success, attraction
  • Full Moon – power, cleansing, charging, healing, divination, emotions, psychic awareness, enlightenment, banishing
  • Waning Gibbous – reassessment, letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, undoing bindings, opening up, making amends, making space
  • Third Quarter – letting go, banishing, breaking bad habits
  • Waning Crescent – achievement, rest, peace, deep wisdom, completion, banishing 
  • Dark Moon – retreat, reflection of self, destruction, banishing, justice
  • Blue Moon – achieving goals, focus, major wishes and dreams, divination 
  • Black Moon power, manifestation

Days of the Week

  • Moon - Monday
  • Sun - Sunday
  • Mercury - Wednesday
  • Venus - Friday
  • Mars - Tuesday
  • Jupiter - Thursday
  • Saturn - Saturday
  • Uranus - Wednesday, Saturday
  • Neptune - Thursday, Friday
  • Pluto - Tuesday

Planetary Hours

Planetary hours utilize the seven classic planets including the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn (although the other 3 planets may be used as well). The first planetary hour of any given day will correspond to that day of the week: for example, the first planetary hour on Saturday will be the hour of Saturn, beginning at sunrise on Saturday and ending before sunrise on the following day. The time that the sun rises is different for everyone, so planetary hours are location-specific.
To calculate planetary hours, you need to know what time the sun rises and sets in your area. The length of daytime equals the time between sunrise and sunset, so figure out how many minutes are between the two, and divide by 12. This will give you the length of time between each planetary hour. Do the same for nighttime (the time between sunset and sunrise the next day).
You can also just visit Lunarium.co.uk to calculate planetary hours for your location: click the link, click “edit” next to the location and date on the page, choose your country/city, and click “Save Preferences.”

The general order of planetary hours based on the Chaldean Order is as follows:
• Saturn
• Jupiter
• Mars
• Sun
• Venus
• Mercury
• Moon

The Chaldean Order is listed from the slowest moving planet in orbit to the fastest, although, we’ve since discovered that the Earth and other planets actually orbit around the Sun, the Moon orbits the Earth, and that the Sun is a fixed object.
Because this system was also put into place before the outer planets were discovered, they usually are not included, but I have still found ways to use them in my personal practice.
The outer planets are said to be “higher octaves” of the “lower octave” planets - the associations of lower octave planets are basic, and the higher octave planets take those associations to a more in depth level.
Low and High Octave Planets:
Mercury - Uranus
Venus - Neptune
Mars - Pluto
With that being said, I like to associate the outer planets with their lower octave counterpart when it comes to using planetary hours and even “day of the week” correspondences.

A collective list of “the best time” to do certain spells - includes days of the week, planet, and lunar phases

  • Cursing - Tuesday/Saturday, Mars/Saturn, Waning/Dark Moon
  • Protection - Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, Mars/Jupiter/Saturn, Waxing/Full Moon
  • Cleansing - Monday/Saturday, Moon/Saturn, Waning Moon/Blue Moon
  • Banishing - Saturday, Saturn, Waning Moon/Dark Moon
  • Binding - Tuesday/Saturday, Mars/Saturn, Waning Moon/Full Moon
  • Healing - Monday/Thursday/Sunday, Moon/Jupiter/Sun, Full Moon/Blue Moon
  • Enhanced psychic power - Monday, Moon/Neptune, Full Moon/Blue Moon
  • Love/Friendship - Friday, Venus, New Moon/Waxing Moon
  • Manifestation/Power - Monday/Tuesday, Moon/Mars/Pluto, Full Moon/Black Moon
  • Success - Thursday/Sunday, Jupiter/Sun, Waxing Moon/Blue Moon
  • Luck - Wednesday/Thursday, Mercury/Jupiter, Waxing Moon/Blue Moon
  • Wealth - Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday, Mercury/Jupiter/Sun, Waxing Moon
  • Peace - Monday, Moon, Waning/New Moon
  • Courage/Strength - Tuesday/Sunday, Mars/Sun, Waxing/Full Moon
  • Intelligence/Wisdom - Monday/Wednesday, Moon/Mercury/Uranus, Waxing/Full Moon