Forecast and Faery Finder
By Janice Scott-Reeder and the Bitwit
After George went to all the trouble of getting me lemons for my tea I think it makes me cough more! Still not enough voice of phone reading, but I have served the flu bug with an eviction notice. This is its last day!
I used to have a Great Dane and her tail was a deadly weapon. She would wag her tail, hit me and I would carry the bruises for a week. I have two cats with deadly tails. Lady Jayne has a huge fluffy duster of a tail and this morning she dusted my glasses and small electric fan right off my bed stand. Normally, she just smacks me across the face with it in the middle of the night. Now, Purdy von Sweets has a little whip of a tail but she regularly cleans my night stand off with it. It is a nasty little whip. She has just found herself in my magnifying makeup mirror and was preening. She thinks she is really pretty. Warning: with 28 switchblades, I would agree if I were you.
According to Llewellyn’s Spell-a-Day Almanac, today’s color is Black and the incense is Magnolia.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Empress: conception. Today you want to return to nature and feel the joy of just being.
Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
This is a pleasant, social day so get out and enjoy yourself. Only Venusians’ aspects apply today.
Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say this is day to examine your insecurities.
Today’s Cat Comfort Card is Cool Cat. “Pride comes before a fall - humility is needed today.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Singer of Initiation. Whenever this Singer appears, you have a major transition in your life. This is a breakthrough, though sometime figuring out what the initiation is about is the real challenge. You may be on the brink of success and gaining the ability to use your powers. This is a good thing, if done responsibly.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 2 and the Element is wood. The Dragon finds conflict today but the Sheep and the Monkey have ease. It is an auspicious day for haircuts.
Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I have nothing to fear. Divine Love and Wisdom are now in action and produce wonderful results.” Annie Marquier creating a world of peace one thought at a time.
COMMENTARIES BY JANICE SCOTT-REEDER
The Vampires no one ever mentions are non-corporeal beings, ghosts, spirits, daemons and entities. That is by no mean the complete list, just the big four. Back in the old days, to which I do not want to return, burials were accompanied with various means to keep the spirit in the ground or away from the living. That is the real reason for walls around a cemetery and blessing the ground, to keep the dead where they belong if they won’t move on. In various traditions, including Voudoun, Spiritism, Japanese Shinto and Santeria just to name a few, it is perfectly normal to find the dead bothering the living. The bad news is that spirits do not belong on this plain as a final resting place. If they choose to remain, they have to find a source of nourishment and that source is your energy. That is why houses were regularly warded against spirits and ancestor altars were set up to leave food for the dead. In some traditions it is thought if food is specifically left for the dead they can consume the life force of the food. That is why it is thrown out and never eaten. It is considered to be as dead and the spirit eating it. If placating the dead with dinner does work then the first resort of other traditions is employed: exorcism. The problem with this is if the spirit doesn’t move on, it will just hang around waiting for an opening to get back on the person or into the house. That is why in many traditions, regular spirit removing baths are a must, wards are reinforced and spiritual cleansing of all housing is done regularly. Oh, and don’t forget your car. It, too, can be possessed. The real reason for wearing black to a funeral is that black absorbs all light and hence the light of your aura making you invisible to the dead and safe from ghostly hitchhikers in the cemetery. White has the same effect except in reverse. It reflects all light making you a huge, untouchable, blinding ball of light. Who stays around after death? People who are frightened of the afterlife will stay until someone retrieves them. Angry, vindictive, miserable people will stay around to make others the same way. Miserly, greedy people who just can’t let go of people, places and things also remain to guard their possessions.
That is one of the reasons all magical tools must be purchased new, a fair unhaggled over price paid and then cleansed. You just don’t want negative, stray energy attached to tools you are going to do magic with or for that matter just have laying around in your house. No matter how attractive that antique dagger may be, it is never used as an athame unless it was handed down within your family. Yes, you can try to cleanse it, but if you don’t succeed, problems will follow you. Some people strongly believe that if an item is tainted by possession once, it is still open and will attract new entities. I have seen this happen with a crystal. Also, if an item is charged by another Mage, it will be open to the spirit world after cleansing. It is as though the item has a hole or window in it from that point forward and attracts spirit entities. Always remember that the more beautiful, unusual and wonderful and object, the more likely someone before you thought the same way and the more likely someone is still holding on to it from the afterlife. Why do you really think they buried all those expensive trinkets with corpses? That is the real reason for someone making a will, so the objects they own are metaphysically transferred from them to the next generation and not held in spiritual bondage. And lastly, you never, ever want a stolen object. That thing will have more negative energy and entities attached to it than a refrigeration convention in Hades. Not only that but if it was stolen from a Metaphysician, well, you are really screwed metaphysically because all the entities, energies and spirits that protect that person have an open conduit to the piece and they will haunt it and you until it is returned and restitution made. You just became dinner, That applies if you steal a deck of Tarot cards for a big box book store, too. You may find you can never read the cars no matter how hard you study. I once bought a beautiful astrological pendant at a flea market and it sits in a warded jewelry case. The next weekend they arrested the vendor but the pendant wasn’t on the list of stolen items, the knives and guns were. I have no doubt he stole the pendant from someone, too. The same goes for those antiques someone cheated another person out of money when buying. It just isn’t worth the energy that comes with them.
Tomorrow: the other things that go bump in your aura.