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Friday, December 16, 2005

Witches Holiday Survival Spell

December 16th, 2005

Color of the day: Pink
Incense of the day: Almond

Are you completely swept up in the holiday hustle and bustle? Witches
can easily get caught up in the fray
. We care deeply for friends,
family, and community. In the midst of all the chaos, remember to
illuminate the dark season with candles
. Choose red for energy, green to
symbolize the renewal of life,
blue for healing, and white for the
sacred. Remember: Witches hunt and gather. Hunt for magical objects with
history and good karma as gifts.
Gather a cornucopia of seasonal spices,
flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and put them near your hearth and at
your altar.
Create a sachet filled with lavender and borage leaves.
Squeeze it on bad days to relieve tension. Rejoice in nature.
Acknowledge the winter birds by spreading seed or suet for them. Listen
for messages emitted by the trees.
Dance in the snow, and bring snow
inside. Put it in a metal bowl on your altar. Sing with spirit. Play
inspirational music.
Recognize the gifts of the harvest. Praise the
. Above all else, rejoice!

By: Stephanie Rose Bird


Named and Shamed


A few days ago, I foolishly turned my TV on, I usually avoid it! But I’m glad I did because guess what I saw?

That Bliar person, he was chatting, you’ll never believe what he said! Yep that he was going to increase the use of parenting orders and ASBOs ‘cos guess what?

The court System doesn’t work, he’s given it a try and he needs to find a way around it!

Well Blair (murderer) I think you will find that an interim ASBO has been issued to you (Anthony Blair ~ commonly known as Tony Blair AKA Bliar) the terms and conditions of the aforesaid interim ASBO include

!) You must, with immediate effect, cease and desist from twisting the Children of the Universe in any way shape or form.

The other terms and conditions are in the Ether, if you cannot find, read or understand these conditions, tough, the usual sanctions apply.

You have been the most Anti Social influence in this country.

Cease and Desist.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Alden Kindred

My maiden name is Alden, as my visitors from across the pond may know John Alden sailed with the Pilgrim Fathers to America. Although once in America the family lines have been recorded the records here have been destroyed. However I am a West Country girl and Alden is a sufficiently unusual name for my family to believe there is a strong connection.

The stories of the Pilgrim Fathers are fascinating so I am posting a link to the Alden Kindred of America site here.


"The names of those which came over first, in ye year . 1620. and were (by the blesing of God) the first beginers, and (in a sort) the foundation, of all the plantations, and Colonies, in New England. (And their families.).....

....John Alden was hired for a cooper, at South-Hampton wher the ship victuled; and being a hopefull yong man was much desired, but left to his owne liking to go, or stay when he came here, but he stayed, and maryed here."

From Governor Bradford's accounting of the Mayflower Passengers

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Aries, Aries Rising

Yeah well, I don't remember asking to be born, but I've been lumbered with this Aries Aries rising thing, which means I am a catalyst I change people, I don’t mean to it just happens. One minute I’m having a normal conversation in the pub next thing I know some Joe has turned into Jack the Giant Killer and is freaking out in the corner.

When I was younger I would attract every psychopath within a 30-mile radius, I spent my teens and early twenties wondering why all the blokes I met were mad and bad, then they turned into pussycats purring at my touch. Growling at anybody else who tried to get through their barriers. Once I learned to say

“No thank you, you can’t buy me a drink because you’re probably a psychopath!”

Life did get a bit easier.

You may think I’m this or that but imagine how it is for me to be inside this! It’s difficult, I tippety toe around people daring them to be constant, not wanting to be the one that breaks their hearts, not wanting to be a leader, not wanting to be the one that everyone looks at when I walk into a room.

I didn’t deal the cards I’m just playing the hand I was given, I play well, I may beat you or I may fold, does it really matter?

I never meant to change you, I loved the way you were.

Today I have been listening to my “Aries” CD

Wagner ~ The Ride of the Valkyries
Vivaldi ~ Spring, From the Four seasons
Schumann ~ Traumerel (Dreaming)
Verdi ~ La Donna e Mobile
Delibes ~ Pizzicato from Sylvia
Strauss ~Radetzky March Opus 228
Orff ~ Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi, From Carmina Burana
Holst ~ Mars, the bringer of War, From The Planets Suite

It helped.

Ah Well that Explains it then..............

Your Seduction Style: Siren / Rake

You possess an unbridled sensuality that appeals to many.
The minute you meet anyone, you can make them crave you almost immediately.
You give others the chance to lose control with you... spiraling into carnal bliss.
A dangerous lover, you both fascinate and scare those you attract.

Martian Shield to Keep from Harm

December 14th, 2005
Color of the day: Brown
Incense of the day: Eucalyptus

This day is acknowledged as the sacred day for the goddesses of wisdom—Athena, Minerva, Maat, and Sophia. It's a day to open your mind to all possibilities and to make yourself receptive to your inner wisdom by increasing your awareness of the synchronistic events that occur in your life. Events that may seem like random occurrences are often meaningful coincidences that serve a divine purpose, offering you special and timely lessons and messages. Repeat this affirmation three times before you leave your home:

I accept that all events in life occur for a higher purpose. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Instead of punishing yourself with guilt for doing "silly" things, accept that hindsight is part of the journey.


Emely Flak


A Knock On The Duir

My Lady of the Forest House sent this link through to me, if you do nothing else whilst you are here please, please take a moment to watch this and share in the moment


The possibilities are infinite and endless.

The time is now.

Monday, December 12, 2005

A Wiltshire Lass

I was born in the County of Wiltshire; this means I may call myself a Moonraker. The story goes that a group of smugglers were being chased by Customs men and hid their contraband of Brandy in a pond, the customs men caught up with the smugglers and when asked what they were up to they said that the Moon had fallen into the pond and they were raking it out! The customs men chortled at the country bumpkins as they rode away.

Ever since then people born in Wiltshire are known as Moonrakers.

There are many interesting places to visit in Wiltshire, the most famous being Stonehenge, which is on Salisbury Plain. When I was a child we would go for picnics to Stonehenge, this was in the days before it was fenced in, we would touch the stones, my brothers and I would climb up onto the central stones, the adults would be puzzled by our questions “Why?” and “How?”

These questions still puzzle us, I do know that in the summer the stones were warm to the touch, they seemed like big gentle giants and the atmosphere at Stonehenge is peaceful and calm.

There is a larger stone circle at Avebury which was another childhood haunt, again there are many legends as to why the stones were placed there but no-one knows for sure, the stones at Avebury always make me laugh because there are chunks missing where a long passed villager has cut a bit off to built a wall!

There is an ancient burial site called West Kennet Long Barrow, which dates back to 3500 B.C. It is thought to have been in use for a thousand years

Our local forest was Savernake Forest, which is beautiful ancient woodland. Referred to in a Saxon Charter from King Athelstan in 934AD, being called "Safernoc". The forest has been handed down a direct line for 31 generations and has never been bought or sold for a thousand years. It has links with Henry VIII and James, Earl of Cardigan who led the charge of the Light Brigade.

There are many, many legends regarding Savernake Forest, it is a known haven for Red Deer and is glorious with Bluebells in late spring. There is an Oak Tree known as the Big Bellied Oak, which is said to be a thousand years old. Legend has it that the Devil can be summoned by dancing naked around this tree.

When I still lived in Wiltshire there was a plantation on the edge of Savernake forest and we would always go to buy our Yule tree from there, it's strange how small a tree can look in a field and how big it turns out to be once it's home!

The Fairy Line

Have you ever felt, as you were walking along through the outdoors, as if something like a silken thread caught across your face? You might have brushed it away and thought to yourself, “A spider web!” Well, perhaps it was, but it might also have been one of the fairy-lines that fairies put up for the use of guests coming to their parties. These whisper-thin lines are designed to transport the guests speedily to the land of joy, beauty, dreams and enchantment. Hurry! The fairies are waiting!
"Now who can say there's no such thing, As a magick spell and a "Faerie Ring"? For kindness of heart begins where it ends, As it goes the rounds through a circle of friends."

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Truth Will Out

Prince Charles has been questioned by a former head of the Metropolitan Police over the death of his former wife, Princess Diana, it has been confirmed.