I’ve been watching my moon phase app on the right hand side of this page, and noticed that it seemed a bit off. Today, she is waxing, but it is at the first quarter, and that isn’t represented correctly. At this moment, 3am on the 28th of December, the moon has entered into Aries, rather than Pisces, and at noon today will be at 6 degrees of Aries. A fiery moon! Get something going that takes a bit of spunk! Maybe a nice Tex-Mex dinner with lots of veggies and peppers! As a matter of fact if you are in the regions that have winter planting, or have a greenhouse or cold-frame beds, put in some of those spicy greens, or things like red brussel sprouts, or deep red beets. Moon loves colors and sounds, and Aries is red red red and loud and strong! If you can’t plant now, then dream a little and order some wonderful red peppers, or strong flavored tomatoes like Mortgage Lifter, for your spring/summer planting. Enjoy.
So for the time being, until I can take the app down ignore it, and just look at the calendar above it and immediately to the right of this article. I’ll search out a new one, because I really love having that cool moon on my page!
Blessed be, dears!
©2014 Marie Angeli
Good morning dears!
Since we are on the down side of the moon, AND just this morning at the peak of the Moon in Cancer energy, I thought that I’d describe a small personal spell that one can do to help you get yourself into a better place physically. Can you spell yourself healthy? Why not? Remember, magick is all about changing your consciousness, so that your own conscious projections change your world. We should be in this lovely watery moon until tomorrow (Wednesday the 12th) until about noon ET.
(AUTHOR’S NOTE: I wanted to add just a word here. When I wrote this spell, it was in response to a concern I had for my own body, and some work on health and healing that was in my own studies. It is no way is meant to say that losing weight is the ultimate goal, nor should it be of anyone. The purpose is to become healthier, whatever that looks like to you – be a curvier shape, or one that can stand up straighter, or even the shape that you have right now. This spell is for health. The form your vessel takes is up to you and your imagination. Blessed be and Be Healthy.-M.A.)
How would you go about losing some extra pounds before the Holidays, if that’s what you wanted to do? Or losing some of that arthritis so that you can pick up the toddler with the new toy? Well, I’ve seen some cookbook spells, and even some spell work by witches I respect that call for a visualization of carving off inches, as if one were a turkey! The problem with that particular scenario, is that it doesn’t give a pathway for that weight loss. Nor does it provide for the system to keep the weight off. The subconscious can be quirky. In other words, be careful what you ask for! If you are sanding down those wrist bones in your mind, please make it specific and positive. Please repeat after me: Be Careful What You Ask For!
Here’s another idea for you. We are Water, mostly. All of us are well over 80% water. The Moon is in Cancer, the cardinal water sign, and the place of it’s rulership. In other words, the Moon is in the place where it is currently the most watery, the most happy, and the strongest. It’s also in a place where the light is diminishing, a wonderful time to release stuff, to prune or discard excess. So why not take that abundant water energy, and use it to alter the abundant water energy in us?
Part of healing yourself or losing weight, or even gaining weight, is about getting rid of the toxins in your body. Your system is always trying to flush them out, a water function. If you’d like to read more about the particulars of this, then please go to my healing herbal blog at RoseAngeli, to get the details. The point is, you yourself are like a vessel that contains a lot of liquid. The liquid can be poisonous or stagnant and nasty, or it can be clean and refreshing and filled with light.
So here is a quick little visualization to set your path to healing on its way:
Go to your quiet place, and light a single candle. Easy on the incense, if you must have it. Sit and empty yourself, focusing on the candle that represents the Source of all Light. Feel that Light surrounding you, blessing your efforts. Now allow a picture of yourself as you are now to enter your mind. If you need to hold a real picture in your hand to help you as you begin this visualization, feel free. See yourself and accept that this is where you are now. Notice the Light around you and within you. You are a porous vessel for this Light. Notice the Light in your head and your heart, in your womb if you are a woman, and your Dantien if you are male. (Note: the Dantien is the martial arts power point in your abdomen, about 2 inches below your belly button. It is roughly parallel with the Sacroiliac in your back.) You are surrounded and filled with the Light that underlies all things.
Now begin to notice some of the toxins that have accumulated within you. The weak areas of your body where you have inflammation, extra weight, arthritic pain, suffering organs. As you examine some of these areas, allow yourself to feel the pain or discomfort of the toxicity or weakness or injury. As you are looking at and feeling these areas, you notice that the Light around and within you begins to glow brightly, with a particularly bright area just above your head. As you watch, this bright area begins to flow like liquid. It pours itself down thru the crown of your head and begins to wash thru the vessel that is you. The Light fills you and begins to dilute and cleanse the toxins that have become stuck in you. As you watch, those toxins begin to break free and flow out of you, out of your skin, the walls of your vessel, and out thru the bottoms of your feet and into the earth. Those toxins, that have been you up till now, will become compost to help fuel what you will become.
Continue to let the Light wash you inside and out, and as the toxins get swept away, you notice the very walls of your vessel are being cleaned and toned and nourished as well. The bits that need to tuck in become tighter as the inflammation and extra toxic waste is washed away. Allow your vessel to realign itself to a healthy image of what your body can be. Be realistic as you can, the subconscious is not stupid. If you try to fit yourself into an elf’s body and you are actually a hobbit, that will cancel out your efforts as you signal to yourself that what you are doing is not real. Use the healthiest and most realistic image of yourself that you can imagine and let your vessel morph into that as it is cleansed. See yourself clean and healthy and whole and filled with that Light that underlies All Things. Surrounded and Filled with Light. Sit with the image of your healthy self for a few minutes. As time goes on, you may want to see the healthy you going out into the world, into your world and into your life. If there are changes that need to be made there, they will naturally come as your body of Light interacts with your environment. But for now, sit with that healthy Light body, and just Be, for as long as you need.
Gradually allow yourself to come back to the now. Wiggle your fingers and toes and stretch. Drink good water. Eat a little something to ground, and go about your day.
Do this regularly.
Visualization sets the stage. Action will get you there. If you have the right mindset, then your action will be focused and your whole being will be involved in achieving your goal. Take action to become healthy. Eat non-mucous creating foods. Drink pure water. Move your body. Get sunlight. Read articles on healing to help you with more info, and try going to RoseAngeli to learn about cleansing the body.
Surround yourself with positive attitudes, positive environments, and cultivate a hopeful and positive belief within yourself. Persistence will pay off. remember, we are working with the Water energy. Water will flow into the vessel that you give it. Hold in your mind the image of the vessel you wish the Divine Water to flow into. The more you see this, the more manifest it will become.
Blessed be my dears.
all images and text ©2014 Marie Angeli