Have you ever had a dream that you can't really explain or interpret? You're not alone and you should know that dreams are very powerful. They all mean something very important to us. Take a look at how you can start analyzing your dreams today! What you find out may surprise you...
Mother Shipton was a Yorkshire witch who prophesied about future events in the form of poems.
Her prophecies predicted the fates of several rulers within and just after her lifetime - the invention of iron ships, Great Fire of London in 1666, the defeat of the Spanish Armada... and even the end of the world!
Janet Ursula Southiel (Southill), more popularly known as Mother Ursula Shipton, lived in Yorkshire England from 1488-1561. She became quite well known the accuracy of her visions with some pertaining to modern times including descriptions of the radio, television, airplanes, and World Wars, and even possibly World War III.
I Prophesy: Mother Shipton's Visions
The most famous claimed edition of Mother Shipton's prophecies foretells many modern events and phenomena. Widely quoted today as if it were the original, it contains over a hundred prophetic rhymed couplets in notably non-16th-century language and includes the now-famous lines:
The world to an end shall come
In eighteen hundred and eighty one.
However, this version did not appear in print until 1862, and its true author, one Charles Hindley, subsequently admitted in print that he had invented it. This invented prophecy has appeared over the years with different dates and in (or about) several countries (for example in the late 1970s many news articles about Mother Shipton appeared setting the date at 1981). The 1920s (subsequently much reprinted) booklet The Life and Prophecies of Ursula Sontheil better known as Mother Shipton stated the date as 1991.
Among other well-known lines from Hindley's fake version (often quoted as if they were original) are:
A Carriage without a horse shall go;
Disaster fill the world with woe...
In water iron then shall float,
As easy as a wooden boat.
In many modern Pagan traditions, animal symbolism -- and even actual animals -- are incorporated into magical belief and practice. Let's look at some of the ways people have welcomed animals into their magical practice throughout the ages, as well as specific animals and their folklore and legends.
1. Power Animals, Totem Animals and Spirit Animals
The use of a totem animal is not part of traditional Wiccan practice. However, as Wicca and other modern Pagan practices evolve and blend together, many people who follow non-mainstream spiritual paths find themselves working with a mix of many different belief systems. A power animal is a spiritual guardian that some people connect with. However, much like other spiritual entities, there's no rule or guideline that says you must have one.
2. Animal Familiars
In some traditions of modern Wicca and Paganism, the concept of an animal familiar is incorporated into practice. Today, a familiar is often defined as an animal with whom we have a magical connection, but in truth, the concept is a bit more complex than this.
The crystal ball glimmered with an iridescence of days of future past. The nearby flickering candles threw shadows of things yet to be upon the orbs crystalline matrix. The prophet, withered and aged, breathed deeply of the smokey air and continued to gaze deeply into the heart of the crystal. Deep within his brain, universal connections that bind us all in a web of wholeness are stimulated by the hypnotic shapes that danced faintly in the ball.
Time and space are one and all information contained within reality are available to those who can master their intellect and allow the stream of information to be downloaded directly into the brain -- bypassing the rational mind that would block anything received through such unconventional methods. The prophet sighs in contentment.
A crystal ball is a crystal or glass ball believed by some people to aid in the performance of clairvoyance. It is sometimes known as ashew stone (or show stone— "shew" is an archaic spelling of "show").
A body of water, either in a container or on the ground, used for this purpose, is called a scrying pool.
The Magical Crystal Ball
Use the magic of the crystal ball to predict your future.
Art of scrying
Main articles: Scrying and Crystal gazing
The art or process of "seeing" is known as "scrying", whereby images are claimed to be seen in crystals, or other media such as water, and are interpreted as meaningful information. The "information" gleaned then is used to make important decisions in one's life (i.e. love, marriage, finances, travel, business, etc.).
By contrast, some professed seers say that they do not actually see images in the crystal itself, but rather that the featureless interior of the stone facilitates them in clearing their mind of distractions so that future truths or events will become known to them.
When the technique of scrying is used with crystals, or any transparent body, it is known as crystallomancy or crystal gazing.
July's full moon is known as the Blessing Moon, although it's also called the Meadow Moon. July was originally called Quintilus, but was later renamed in honor of Julius Caesar.
Also Known As: Meadow Moon
To celebrate the Blessing Moon, Willow's coven did a ritual invoking Venus.
Making a Living, Making a Life
Here we go again -- it's a crescendo of the ongoing cosmic big squeeze, and with very active, cardinal forces. The Full Moon is at 20 degrees Capricorn on July 12th at 7:25 am EDT.
There's raw, instigating Aries and Mars energy, but the tones belted out in this opera of change come from deep soulful repositories and concern the big questions. A peak of theCapricorn instinct, with the Full Moon, spins around themes of life's work and/or calling.
Full Moon in Capricorn Motif: Deep embodiment, celebrating the sensual, the power of the rooted, investing in what's worthy, demonstrating mastery, dignity, enduring and worldly. Light shines on areas of life's work, mentoring, authority, legacy, lineage, natural law, maturation, traditions. This is serious moonlight for epiphanies about the most longed-for aspirations, which are often ones that take time and effort over many years.
The angles to the luminaries (Sun and Moon) foretell a mortal struggle to persevere through the crisis of growth. All four elements are in full force. A grand cross is when the four (chart) corners are activated in a powerful tension.
There's agitating pressure from all sides. And huge rewards and leaps if you dig down deep, and find hidden reserves of strength . Your character is fortified by creatively adapting to the demands of the times. Full Moons are revelatory -- what will be revealed?
By being alert and active in the current ordeals of your life, there's light at the end of the Full Moon tunnel. The Capricorn Moon is imbued with Pluto's near-supernatural knowing, for potential clear seeing into the shadowy terrain. What's standing out here, is that it's one to lift out buried treasures within. And to unlock hidden pockets of pure creativity and vitality.
The overall forecast is for firming up resolve, and growing in your personal authenticity. In a time of flabby integrity, the one that is determined to live their values, knows true personal power.
Capricorn's ruler Saturn looms large in the Capricorn Full Moon chart with a trine to the Sun (Cancer). And there's a close-enough bouncing off to Jupiter, also in Cancer. All this hints at a cosmic conspiracy, to firm up your emotional authenticity factor, as a way of moving forward.
There's a whole lot going on here at the Full Moon. But one stand-out, is the support for those that put in sincere effort, and push through inner and outer resistance. And using your various intelligences, especially emotional and practical knowing of what's being experienced "on the ground."
Authority, Authorize, "To Grow"
Capricorn is a cardinal sign, making it all about inventiveness, high impact doings, and the drive to initiate. Capricorn is an earth sign, with an emphasis on the tangible, stable, secure; it inspires resourcefulness, ambition, conservation and patience.
Which house does Capricorn fall in your birth chart? Read your Capricorn Full Moon forecast by house (life sphere).
(Capricorn) is the sign of climbing mountains, and being dedicated to what matters deeply. At the Full Moon, we're drawn into the karma-heavy, rich, musty, earthy caves of the planetary past -- and can find the wisdom of the ages there.
The Cancer-Capricorn opposition blends two signs that draw in what they need, and fiercely resist what they don't want. Both can appear to brood and go deep within, only to end up surrounding themselves with emotional and material structures that are built to last.This Full Moon can root you in the home of the Self and surrounds, where you take stock of what you've got, and what you need. Capricorn is tough love personified, where no means no. And yes is deep commitment.
The Full Moon in this wise old sign takes us to the depths and the peaks. It's a particular kind of sight, one where you might get the thousand yard stare. You're watching with a knowing that includes the intellect, but is so much more.
What's Illuminated?: Earth moving; setting corner stones; plans to flourish; strategy for sustenance into the future; taking control; personal authority; honoring commitments; dedication to what's most valued.
With the Moon in a wide orb merging to Pluto in pre-historic Capricorn, there is a call of the ancients. The instincts of the indigenous soul beat strongly. Tune into something timeless -- deeper and more powerful than the overlay or virtual anxieties of our age. The Capricorn message is to find power in the rich archives of the human story.
A Light On
Mead Moon, Blessing Moon, Full Hay Moon, Lightning Moon, Full Thunder Moon (big storms). Also known as the Full Buck Moon, since it's when new antlers grow out on young bucks, with a coating of velvety fur.
When the Moon is full in Capricorn, the Sun is in the opposite sign of Cancer.
More on the Capricorn Full Moon http://astrology.about.com/od/themoon/a/FullMoonCap.htm
"AND DID THOSE FEET IN ANCIENT TIMES,
WALK UPON ENGLAND'S MOUNTAIN'S GREEN?
AND WAS THE HOLY LAMB OF GOD
ON ENGLAND'S PLEASANT PASTURES SEE?"
"The Abbey is holy ground, consecrated by the dust of the saints; but up here, at the foot of Tor, the old gods have their part. So we have two Avalon's: 'the holyest erthe in Englande,' down among the water-meadows; and upon the green heights the fiery pagan forces that make the heart leap and burn. And some love one, and some other. The Tor is the most pagan hills; never once has it cried: Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!" (from Glatsonbury)
Glastonbury Tor is home to Gwyn ap Nudd, King of the Fairies. It has been recognized as a holy hill for millennia.
The earliest group known to move into the Tor was the fairies. In those days, fairies were nothing like our twee pictures of them. They were described as tall, youthful despite great age, and 'fair' – ie. beautiful. At that time they were associated with certain constellations – the Pleiades, Ursa Major, and Sirius. They were said to have brought knowledge to the local people, especially about astrology and healing. Different peoples from all over the world have strikingly similar mythologies.
Stories about these fairy people became merged with Celtic personifications of the forces of nature. Gwyn ap Nudd, who later became the Tor King of the Fairies, began his career as a symbol of death. He was Lord of the Underworld, like the Norse Odin. His feared Wild Hunt was a harbinger of death, and bringer of bad luck to all who saw it. It would hurtle across the night sky, the white Yeth hounds running before, hunting souls to take back to the underworld.
As the arts of cultivation began to tame the power of nature, the Wild Hunt lost its raw terror. The faintest echo of it still rides our winter nights in the form of Santa’s merry sleigh. Somewhere along the way, Gwyn ap Nudd changed from Lord of the Underworld to King of the Fairies. His court established itself in the magically hollow Glastonbury Tor. But memories of the Wild Hunt lingered, and people remained wary of fairies. They were described as tall dark beings, just itching to play mocking tricks on mortals, kidnap or even kill them if they had half a chance. Gwyn was seen as a kind of mediator between them and the human race. He was said to be sometimes the only thing that stood between people and their complete destruction by these scary fairies. Even so, he was apparently barely able to restrain his crew, and couldn’t resist a bit of malice himself at times.
Creiddylad and Gwythyr
As the agricultural life settled people into working with the seasons, the forces of nature began to feel cosier. It was then said that every year Gwyn ap Nudd stole the spring maiden Creiddyladd from Gwythr ap Greidawl. The rivals were then fated to fight an annual, unwinnable battle over her on the Tor every May Day till Doomsday, in a dramatisation of the yearly cycle of the seasons.
As the Middle Ages farmed on, people learned that potential threats from both fairies and nature could be avoided by heeding certain rules. By then fairies were seen as mostly helpful, but still with a few nasty surprises up their floaty green sleeves. That side of their nature was placated with offerings. It became the custom to leave little servings of food and drink out for them, which the fairies seemed to like.
There are still other observations about fairies that might have come from experiences of actual encounters with some form of non-human entity. The church did all it could to suppress these stories. Anyone talking openly about this kind of experience stood in danger of a witchcraft trial. Despite that, a large number of these tales survive.
A huge number of fairy encounters are associated with magical hills. Fairy hills were thought of as hollow, in the sense that there was another realm within them, making the hill seem bigger inside than out. This inner realm was called Annwn or Avalon. A persistent ancient belief says there’s an entrance to Annwn somewhere on the Tor, which was well known as a strange, magical place.
Not many sought that entrance, because of certain dangers everyone knew about in those days. One problem was the difference between fairy time and ours. A heedless Annwn adventurer might slip permanently into the past or future. Anyone who returned from a fairy foray was likely to discover large chunks of missing time in their lives. More than one medieval experiencer reports having spent only half an hour or so with the fairies – but when they returned, found that many years had passed in their world. Everyone they knew had grown old or died.
Another danger was the food. The rule was, if you visit Annwn, don’t eat or drink anything. The fairies were friendly and hospitable, usually offering visitors food and drink. But any human who accepts fairy fare will never be able to leave their world again. The food and drink might stand for magical powers or advanced knowledge available in the other realms. Once these are assimilated – understood – it would be impossible to return to the old ways again.
A famous Tor story is the encounter between St. Collen with Gwyn ap Nudd. St. Collen, a devout Christian monk, had heard about the heathen fairies of the Tor, and decided to do something about it. He found the special place on the Tor that locals said was the entrance to Annwn, settled himself down, and put out for an encounter. Before long, Gwyn the mediator answered him in person. He led St. Collen into his court, where the fairies offered their food and drink. The monk refused these offerings, and threw holy water at his hosts. At that, he was instantly back on the grassy slopes of the Tor surface. He wound his way home, satisfied that his actions had banished fairies from the surface of the Tor. Whether this encounter was a literal event or not, it dramatically illustrates how the church was driving the other realms more and more underground.
Although cautious about the fairy world, people did like their fairs. These were festive occasions to gather, exchange news, and trade horses or magical wares. The Tor was naturally one of the major venues. By 1127 the annual Tor Fair was so successful and popular that King Henry I granted a charter for them to continue as long as they were held on the Tor at least two days a year. It was at one of these Tor fairs that the famous Blondin did a tightrope act so good we still have the reports praising it. Today’s psychic fairs are continuing a tradition begun hundreds of years ago, and which, according to history, was originally inspired by the fairies.
7/7/2014 IS A HUGELY LUCKY DAY FOR YOU!
THREE SEVENS ADD UP TO EXTREME GOOD LUCK ON JULY 7TH!
AN EXTRAORDINARILY LUCKY DAY for you!
On July 7th - this Monday - Lady Luck smiles your way as the numbers correspond to the culmination of your dreams!
That's because the date (the 7th), the month (July is the 7th month) and the year (2+0+1+4= 7) all add up to the luckiest number in creation ... SEVEN!
This is one of those rare days when the calendar says that almost anything you go after will be achieved.
All you have to do stay tuned in, and the Universe will guide you towards achieving your dreams.
So...make the best use of this extraordinary day?
In the Bible, it says that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. That means:
SEVEN IS THE NUMBER OF PERFECTION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT.
When the number seven is prominent, it means that balance is achieved. Things get done, and we can relax. So July 7th, 2014 can be a time of great personal accomplishments!
What do YOU want to achieve right now? Love is possible, money and wealth is possible, great good health is possible. In fact, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
Make MAXIMUM USE of this lucky day!
A fortunate alignment of the SUN IN CANCER and MOON IN SCORPIO adds to the breakthrough possibilities of July 7th.
This is a GREEN LIGHT for love, relationships, and great personal rewards!
I am so pleased to announce I have completed the first draft of my manuscript A Seeker's Quest - a guide to working witchy magick and preparing the submission letter to send to the Acquisition Editor for publication.
A Seeker's Quest is possibly the closest a reader will come to viewing my personal 'Book of Shadows'. A Book of Shadows or grimoire, is a handwritten collection of Witch's rites and practices that have been collected.
I like to sit under an oak tree that is at least 50 years old to take a moment and remember every step it took me to bring the book to reality.
I walk across the hay fields toward the oak tree in a remote part of the family farm to request the most benevolent outcome for my book 'A Seeker's Quest' - a guide to working witchy magick.
This is a request I say to my Spirit Guide for a desired outcome, and then I thank my Guide for their support. I have asked for benevolent outcomes for each of the three books with signed contracts, so I know it works.
Start requesting benevolent outcomes and experience situations going better than you can expect.
"May I have the most benevolent outcome for__________________, thank you."
But that's entirely up to you!
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The number seven is associated with the supernatural and will bring success to any project connected with it. Man lives through seven 'ages' and that major changes in a person's life occur after every seven (r nine) years. In ancient times there were thought to be seven planets. If the date of a person's birth is divisible by seven, he or she will enjoy good luck through life.
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Symbols have their own natural virtues to stimulate the mind, to think more clearly about self, and about life. Symbols are used to represent various ideas, something that expresses the image of something else, or any hidden knowledge. There are powerful magic symbols of the planets, zodiac, the four elements, and the three principles of nature. All living and non-living things and colors have symbolic image value. All serve similar magical functions. There is more than one definition that can describe the association and effects of particular symbols, because each can cause a different impulse within the subconscious. A witch identifies each with the forces of nature and of their own psyche.