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Free Candle Spells | Did You Know? – November 2012

Free Candle Spells | Did You Know? – November 2012    * The month of November begins with a Mercury Retrograde on the 6th.  Make sure you do computer backups at this time. Please consider reading the article to assist you in Mercury Retrograde that is listed in the blog. * This is the month that many celebrate Thanksgiving, the celebration said when the Native American and the Pilgrims sat together and feasted on the harvest. I am not sure if the actual event happened in the month of November, as the New England countryside is usually cold at this time. In addition, the Harvest Moon was in September, but for the sake of not changing years of tradition, we will keep Turkey Day where it is on the calendar. * November’s Full Moon in American Indian lore is called the Full Beaver Moon. It is said that November is the time that trappers would set their traps for beaver before the swamp lands froze, so that they could catch beaver for pelts to trade and also to keep warm during the cold winter months. Another suggestions is that this is the time that beavers are busy readying themselves for winter. In certain areas, November’s Full Moon is also known as the Frosty Moon. * Besides All Saints Day being celebrated on November 1st and All Souls Day is on November 2nd, other notable Catholic Saints’ feast days are: Nov. 5th – St. Martin de Porres (a favorite of mine) Nov. 11th – St. Martin of Tours – a favorite Saints for business in the Latino community as St. Martin Caballero Nov. 22nd – St. Cecelia – patron Saint of singers If you have a favorite Saint that you would like to honor, their feast day is perfect to light a candle dedicated to them. If you cannot find one with their image on them, use a glass 7-day novena “vigil” candle, cleaned with Florida Water and anointed with Lucky Mojo Blessing Oil, for maximum effect. You can print off a photo of your Saint and glue it to the outside of the glass and surround the candle with a vase of flowers and a glass of cool water. * Consider making a charitable contribution to a food bank or support a kitchen that feeds the poor for blessing during this Thanksgiving time. It is right and just to give thanks in good times and adverse times, and by the Grace of God or a simple twist of fate, you could be one who will be having dinner at a shelter instead of around your table with loved ones. A simple small donation will assist one or two families, so please bless others as you have been...

Free Candle Spells | Did You Know? – October 2012

  This is our newest category to our ever expanding list of subject titles that can be found on the right hand side of the page marked “Categories”. These little “news snippets” are designed to keep you informed of trends and certain seasonal events, bits of information you may find useful and much more! Enjoy! – J. * Did you know that Halloween is the time to stock up on black candles for conjuring, crossing, destruction and revenge work? Visit your party warehouse, local crafts store or even the dollar stores for black candles, because when they’re gone, you will be hard pressed to find them in February! * Did you know that many cultures besides the Mexicans, honor All Souls Day on November 2nd? In Mexico, the Day of the Dead has been traditionally celebrated by whole families who go to the cemetery and clean and decorate the burial plot with crumbled petals from the Marigold plant and with paper streamers and flowers in dazzling colors. They lay out foods, candies, liquor and tobacco as gifts for their dearly departed and in most areas, strolling mariachi bands can play a tune for the deceased for a few pesos. The family will light candles and dine with their dead relatives while the children will play among the crypts and headstones.  In certain areas, a Catholic Mass is said by the town priest in the cemetery for all to attend. Consider creating your own tradition by visiting the graveyard and sprucing up the graves of your loved ones who have passed and laying an offering to them. * Many cultures consider the three days of Halloween – All Hallows Eve (Oct. 31st), All Saints Day (Nov. 1st) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2nd) as a time when the veil between this world and the other world is thin and can be penetrated. This is why so many people want to contact their loved ones who have passed during this time. Caution is to be had with such tools of spiritual contact such as the Ouija Board, as it has been said that you can also open portals of contact with malevolent spirits who want to trick you in to thinking they are good. Beware and use caution if you are considering using any board and planchette-type game. * Halloween originated when children in Old England would dress us as their favorite Catholic Saint and go from house to house singing church hymns. The owner of the house would open the door and enjoy the song, then offer a cup of cider or a bite of food for their efforts. This door-to-door visit was done to remind all that the next day – Nov. 1st – was All Saints Day, considered a High Holy Day in the Catholic...

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