Thursday, June 23, 2016: The moon phase is Waning Gibbous in the zodiac sign Aquarius.
Incense: Jasmine (see below for magical uses)
- Plow, Cultivate, and weed
- Harvest fruits and root crops
- Hill up parsnips and carrots
- Plant out asparagus crowns
Herbal Magic – Jasmine
(Jasminum officinale, Jamsminum grandiflorum, Jasminum odoratissimum)
Folk Names: Anbar, Jessamin, Moonlight on the Grove, Peot’s Jessamine, Yasmin
Deities: Diana, Vishnu
Planet: Moon (Fertility, Healing, Peace, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep)
Element: Water (Fidelity, Friendship, Healing, Love, Meditation, Prophetic Dreams, Purification, sleep)
Powers: Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
Lore: Jasmine is associated with the feminine and maternal aspect of the Divine Universe. It was held as a sacred herb of Diana of Ephesus, Quan Yin, and the Virgin Mary. Jasmine corresponds well with the High Priestess and the four nine cards in the Tarot.
Magical and Ritual Uses:
- For Love: Dried Jasmine flowers are added to sachets, charms and incense to attract a spiritual love.
- For Money: The flowers will bring wealth and money if carried, burned or worn. It’s beautiful aroma is soothing and helps to lift spirits. Dreaming of Jasmine is said to foretell good fortune and good news for lovers.
- For prophetic dreams: Burn in the bedroom.
- For Creativity: Store Jasmine and Quartz crystals together to promote new and creative ideas.
- Use in rituals when you wish to conjure the feminine properties of the Moon.
- Jasmine is excellent to burn during meditation.
- Dress and burn a candle with the oil for Psychic protection and health to one’s aura.
Branded witches and cursed by spirits, Kenyan widows ousted from land
NAIROBI, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Juma Kalume Musunye’s six grandchildren beat her until she fell to the ground crying, and then doused her in petrol, claiming she had used witchcraft to paralyse their mother’s hands.
“They wanted to kill me,” said the 65-year-old widow who lives on Kenya’s coast, where the Mijikenda people traditionally blame witches for illness and misfortune.
“My son told them I had bewitched his wife.”
Hearing her screams, Musunye’s neighbours rushed out and rescued her.
“I am really bitter,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of International Widows’ Day on Thursday.
“I am old, my health is not good and my children do not care about me.”
Musunye was speaking by phone from Kaya Godoma, a centre set up in 2008 to care for elderly people ousted by their relatives. Read full story – dailymail.co.uk
Portsmouth medium jailed as a witch for ‘predicting’ sinking of battleship
My recent picture of HMS Barham leaving Portsmouth Harbour in the 1930s reminded Calum Kennedy of the unusual connection between the battleship, Portsmouth and witchcraft.
He recalls that in November 1941 Helen Duncan, a Scottish spiritual medium, held a séance at the Master Temple Psychic Centre, a room above Homers drug store at 301 Copnor Road, Copnor. During the séance Duncan indicated that HMS Barham had been sunk. Read full story – portsmouth.co.uk
Thanks for stopping by,
- Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac
- Llewellyn’s 2016 Moon Sign Book: Conseious Living by the cycles of the moon
- Catherine Yronwode: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic
- Paul Beyerl: A Compendium of Herbal Magick
- Scott Cunningham: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of magical herbs