A dark moon is neither an inhale nor an exhale but rather the pause between the breaths. Itandrsquo;s the perfect time to energetically detoxify and clear the decks for a fresh and successful new moon cycle and lunar year.Cover a salad plate with sea salt and sprinkle dried sage over the top of it. Place a black candle in the center of the plate and light it safely. Imagine all heaviness, stuckness, and energetic debris within your body, aura, home, and life being sucked toward the candle and into the sea salt and sage, where it is instantly neutralized and dissolved. Relax and breathe deeply. Willingly release all tension, worry, and other unwanted emotions, feeling them drain from you and disappear. Extinguish the candle.If possible, enhance this candle spell with physical forms of detoxification, such as clutter clearing, drinking lots of pure water, taking a sea salt bath, and/or eating lots of healthy, natural foods.
In January 1673, postal service began between New York and Boston. In honor of this, take a few minutes to write a real letter or card (not an email) to someone you value with whom you havenandrsquo;t had contact in a long time.Gather these supplies:* Paper or a card* A pen* An envelope* A pretty stampBless the supplies in the name(s) of Mercury and/or Iris. In addition to being the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris keeps lines of communication open between the worlds.As you write, focus on how much you care about the recipient. Let that energy flow through your pen and into your words.You can keep it simple. Even the words Iandrsquo;m thinking about you and wish you happiness can make an enormous difference in someoneandrsquo;s day.Write the note by hand and address the envelope by hand. Attach the stamp, then mail the card with this blessing:May this note brighten (recipientandrsquo;s) day. It will!
Traditionally this was considered to be a good day to divine the identity of a future love. This was done by casting a spell that would reveal the image of a new lover during a dream.For this spell, youandrsquo;ll need a pinch each of dried rosemary and thyme, a small square of fabric, and pink ribbon. At bedtime, lay the fabric wrong-side up, and sprinkle the herbs in the center of it. Tie the corners of the fabric together with the ribbon as you say:With a pinch of rosemaryand a pinch of thyme,The image of a new lover I shall divine.Herbs of love, relax my mind,Let me see a lover, sweet and kind.Tuck the bundle beneath your pillow and go to sleep. When you awake, record your dreamandrsquo;s images in a journal. Save the herb bundle, and use it again if you wish.
Today we celebrate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Go to YouTube and listen to his andldquo;I Have a Dreamandrdquo; speech, which he delivered on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington.What dream do you have? Cast your circle and set up your altar with four green candles in holders and symbols of what can make your dream come true. Light the candles, call in the four quarters, and invoke the god or goddess who can send the elements of your dream to you.Speak this invocation:I dream, and dreams come true.I dream and make my life anew.Now speak your dream aloud. Describe it in the minutest detail. Take as much time as necessary so the Invisibles know precisely what you want. Speak the invocation again.Remember that Dr. Kingandrsquo;s dream has not yet come true, although itandrsquo;s moving along. Your dream will probably arrive incrementally.
Sometimes we find ourselves falling for someone who, for one reason or another, is not available to us, yet we still must see them regularly. This can create difficult emotions, to say the least. For this spell, take cotton embroidery thread of the colors you associate with love, sexual attraction, and passion. (If thereandrsquo;s overlap, use black, for the Mystery.) Braid these threads together in a length long enough to go around your ankle. While doing so, think strongly of your ardor for this person and chant:With every step I take, with everychoice I make, my ardor finds abetter path, a more desirable fate.Tie a knot in the braid for each reason the relationship canandrsquo;t work, then tie the braid around your ankle. Whenever you are with this person, make sure to point your feet away from them! By the time the braid falls off, your ardor should be banished, leaving the relationship comfortably platonic.