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Free Candle Spells | Dazed & Confused no Longer! – Saturn and Jupiter (plus Mercury!) are now Direct

Free Candle Spells | Dazed & Confused no Longer! – Saturn and Jupiter (plus Mercury!) are now Direct Remember Saturday morning cartoons with Tom the cat of the Tom and Jerry cartoons?  The one most remembered  image of Tom and Jerry is of the Devil on one shoulder whispering ideas into Tom’s ear while the Angel perched on the other is scolding Tom for considering such bedevilment represents that even today, we can relate to the predicament of deciding to raise hell or keep the peace in many situations we encounter in life. This can only relate this with the recent planetary movements of Saturn and Jupiter as they return to Direct motion after spending some time “raising Hell” with recent disruption in our lives, Saturn went direct on October 10, 2021 in the astrological sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer, after being in Retrograde for over 4 months. Saturn rules the Tenth House of Reputation and how the World views you, as well as the astrological sign of Capricorn, the Sea-Goat. The energetic qualities of Saturn is considered controlled and conservative. Astrologer Jan Spiller indicates on their website that Saturn also represents karma, authority, discipline, perseverance and responsibility.   AskAstrology.com indicates that the Tenth House rules career, reputation, ambitions, professional image, and your place in society. Considering the idea that planets that go Retrograde are in opposition to their inherent nature, you can think that Saturn in Retrograde is hell-bent on destroying how the World sees you with a devil-may-care attitude that does not consider the ramifications of going ‘rebel’ or ‘hog wild’ in decision making and the consequences thereafter.   Jupiter, as being in Retrograde motion for almost 4 months, goes Direct on Sunday, October 18th, also in the sign of Aquarius.  Jupiter, the “Great Benefic”, rules the Ninth House of Philosophy in an astrological chart and the sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Astrology.com notes that the Ninth House qualities are that we are searching for the Truth. With Jupiter in “the driver’s seat”, you would think that the planet formerly known as Fortuna would not only know  where the best of all possible outcomes are but would also give a lagniappe of Luck along with it. Consider Jupiter in Retrograde stationing, dodging hard questions of where the last cookie went that was in the jar but also that maybe you should look at yourself in regards to the last cookie. As we consider that these two planets were acting in complete opposition of what their true nature is when in Direct motion, remember that both planets go Direct in Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign of the Good of Man, Social Conscience, Humanitarianism, and making the world a better place for all. As with the cartoon characters on Tom’s shoulders, the Angel is chanting “Revolt!” and the Devil is saying, “Now wait a minute! Let’s talk this out!”. Confusing messages coming from vessels representing the opposite. How confusing and discomforting that could be for all of us who are operating with polar opposites on our shoulders – we want the benefits for all but at what price will it come down to? There needs to also be consideration that Mercury had been in Retrograde since September and will turn Direct on October 18th and earlier in the month of October Pluto stationed Direct after it’s Retrograde season all last Spring in the sign of Capricorn. As we move towards the end of 2021, we are facing the consequences of decisions that have been made since Spring, and the outcomes that “have come home to roost”. In order to survive the fallout of the actions of others, we need to come out of the discombobulating fog that we have been spinning in and with all these planets turning Direct may be a actual ‘turning point’ for not...

Free Candle Spells | Final Mercury Retrograde of 2021 on September 27th!

Free Candle Spells | Final Mercury Retrograde of 2021 on September 27th!               The third and final Mercury Retrograde will occur from September 27th to October 18th 2021 and for this final phase, Mercury will be in the astrological sign of Libra, the Scales. Mercury enters retrograde status at 1:10 am Eastern time on the 26th, but will be at 10:10 pm at night on the 25th in the Pacific time zone. These three times that Mercury goes into Retrograde motion each year are times that we can review our accomplishments we have garnered so far so that we can make adjustments, while giving us a wee bit of chaos to make sure we are working at our best in terms of improvision and adaptability. Imagine being a Radio City Rockette doing the kick line on a stage full of banana peels! Now imagine Mercury being in the front row of the audience! Quel horror! Mercury, the planet of communication and natal planet of Gemini and Virgo, affects these signs more than others, despite the Retrograde time being challenging to all of us. Gemini and Virgo (an Air and an Earth sign) can succeed in slowing down and thinking before speaking and also re-reading those e-mails and texts before sending them. Mercury will also affect those born under the sign of Libra, as this is the sign that Mercury is operating at during this retrograde motion. All three signs would fare best if monitoring financial decisions and getting second opinions before any major medical procedures during this time.     A good rule of thumb for all of us is to backup our smart phones and computers, making sure any letters going through the post office system are mailed early, making sure we check our voicmail and e-mail often, and making sure our words are not misconstrued at this time. Better yet, take a vow of silence for the next three weeks! The energy of the sign of Libra is one of balance. Author and astrologist Judith Hill shares that “Libra is the halfway point in the seasonal cycle, symbolizing sutumn and sunset.” When looking at the natural life cycle calendar that many magical practitioners follow (as opposed to the commonly used calendar), we see that the season or time of Libra is in balance between the fruitful time of the Spring and Summer and the harvest time of the Fall and Winter. The perfectly balanced scales shows equality between “youth” and “aged”. Libra represents an evenly balanced world and equality, but also perspective and introspection. During this time in Mercury, the planet of communication, you may want to ponder words that have been said but also revamping your vernacular style to fit your new ideas and growth that you have achieved this past year. Burning candles for Peace in the Home, Wall of Protection, and a white offertory candle to your Ancestors (who have your back in more ways than one), are suggested for these three weeks. Let us be mindful and thankful we have made it through the year so far and that we will be experiencing the last Mercury Retorgrade before the Winter Holiday season. Consider making a small donation to a charity that works with those misunderstood or works for those who have been unjustly judged is a kind gesture during this time. Mercury returns to forward motion on October 18, 2021 at 11:17 Eastern time....

Free Candle Spells | Mercury Retrograde May 2021 – The Second of Three this Year!

Free Candle Spells | Mercury Retrograde May 2021 – The Second of Three this Year! The second of three Mercury Retrograde periods occurs May 29th to June 22nd this year. Already passing the first one, the third and last one for 2021 will occur in late September-early October of this year. For the beginning of this second of three retrograde cycles for 2021, Mercury will be in the Air sign of Gemini, the twins. Mercury rules both Gemini and Virgo and these might well be the two astrological signs most affected in this retrograde time. When a planet is in it’s own house of placement, we say that this planet is in it’s domicile (or home) placement. Mercury is considered the planet of Communication, so this is the area most affected during this time. You might see misunderstandings, wrong information or missed communications and meetings occur. With the changeability of  Gemini, and the fragile nature of Virgo, these two signs should consider careful choices in words when discussing important subjects or consider waiting until Mercury turns Direct and is moving forward again before broaching the subject. When the Sun sign changes to Cancer on June 21st, then those ruled by Cancer will have some feelings of communication problems with family and emotions affected. Now, June 20th is also the Summer Solstice, and the First Day of Summer, and while Mercury is in it’s last days of the retrograde period, lingering effects could happen for at least a week, which means all of us will feel some residual feelings of errors in communication with each other through to the last of June. What to Do Before a Mercury Retrograde? Some things to consider doing before the next Mercury retrograde is to back up computers and other electronics to their newest settings, and make sure all online billing issues are secured and paid before the 20th of May. Delay any truly important decisions such as signing a lease or mortgage papers, discussing a relationship and if at all possible, make sure e-mails and postal mail is sent in plenty of time to arrive at its destination before the deadline. This is not the time to have any mechanical repairs done if at all possible, as sometimes the technician will have to repeat the process to get things corrected. Unless it is an emergency, it is best to wait for any repairs or any major financial decisions until Mercury has stationed Direct again. What to Do During a Mercury Retrograde? Consider a Mercury Retrograde time as a “communication break”. Consider silently journaling your thoughts and plans for the next 3-6 months. The plans or resolutions made in January may have made a 90 degree turn and taking this three week period of time to regroup and refocus on the goal and the end result could be beneficial for you in determining long range plans.  You could also take a vacation from electronics as well, We are surrounded with radio and other frequencies that bombard us 24/7 and it might help you calm and center yourself during this time to unplug. All texts and phone calls do not need to be answered immediately (unless a true emergency) and taking time to embrace silence and enjoy distraction-free time could assist in sound, rational planning for you for the rest of 2021. This is also a time to do the mundane things we push to the back of the line because of the repetitive and boring nature of the task, This is the time to go through the mail, stapling and filing the invoices of credit cards and utilities into folders in your file cabinet. This is also a good time to go through that stack of magazines, tearing out...

Free Candle Spells | Mercury goes Retrograde on January 30, 2021 – Not Our First Rodeo!

Free Candle Spells | Mercury goes Retrograde on January 30, 2021 – Not Our First Rodeo!   Mercury goes Retrograde for the first of three times on January 30, 2021 in the astrological sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Aquarius, an Air sign, is one of the triplicate of signs that govern the element of Air, which rules the mental facilities, communications, and action areas of the zodiac. Air signs investigate, analyze, and make decisions based on intelligence and fact. Aquarius has as its specialty the nuance of the Good of Mankind in forward progress. The planet Mercury (planet of the astrological signs of Gemini and Virgo) is all about Communication. It rules the “how” we pass information to each other. Coupling that with the energy that Mercury has in regards to restlessness and motion, in a direct or forward moving traveling pattern, this planet eases action with quick thinking and possibilities, despite being good or bad, and the movement certainly is energizing. With Mercury being in retrograde, or “moving backward” through the sign of Aquarius, the progress that is currently in motion for the betterment of people may have “mixed signals and crossed communications” due to a lagging of said forward movement. This three week period may see stalled Governmental decisions, delays in mail coming by ways of traditional delivery methods, computers crashing, missed voicemail and other messages, and other communication devices appearing to have gone on strike, if deciding to completely die on us at all! Mid-January is the time to prepare online credit card payments for February, send checks out a little early, and making sure you do not sign any papers of importance (leases/mortgages/large purchases etc.) before reading over the contract more than once. Delay these final signatures if you can until mid-February. Personal communications may also be misconstrued and confusing, so make sure you read and re-read e-mails sent, as to defuse any hurt feelings. Relationship may also take a toll, and unfortunately this Retrograde period encompasses Valentine’s Day on February 14th, so make sure you are ready when you whisper sweet nothings into their ear that they do not mistake it for a proposal! Mercury Retrograde ends its first cycle on February 19th, in the astrological sign of Pisces, the Fish. Those of you who are empathetic and intuitive may feel “out of sorts” as the messages you are receiving may not make sense. You may have to wait for about a week after Mercury going direct (on the 19th) before some clarity to said messages is revealed and you can fully comprehend what was being parlayed to you. The next Mercury Retrograde period begins on May 31st and spans most of June 2021.  ...

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