Truths appear in drips, streams, flows and pours. Drinking from the fountains of truth holds pleasures and benefits galore. Yep, truths poured in and truths poured out -- to constructively share. Truths sure can favorably do our lives well.

Initially, truths don’t always please our thirsty appetites. Often, though, when we allow them to rest in soak formation, to marinate and then to sink in thoroughly, our thirsts are satisfyingly quenched. Acceptance of truths adds to successful accomplishments of our action plans -- with relish.

Certainly, digesting truth proves good for our systems.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Planetary Invocations

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Here are a few examples of some planetary invocations—one for each of the planets. Most of these invocations are nonspecific and invoke the symbolic power of the archetype but they can easily be tailored to your particular needs and desires. Experiment with the power of invocations and see your life transformed daily.

An Invocation of the Sun

Great Sun of Life, primal radiance, beloved of my heart, come and fill me with your vital force, warm loving touch, and indomitable strength. I desire your power, I invoke your creative spark, I call upon your abundance and joyousness to enter my life.

An Invocation of the Moon

I invoke the Goddess of the Waters, most adored one, primal and mythic protector of your children. I desire your nourishing and nurturing energy to fill the void within me. I need to feel your presence; I implore your loving force to come into my life.

An Invocation of Mercury

I invoke the sublime intelligence and true perception of Mercury. Fill me, my winged friend, with insight and clarity of mind. Shower upon me your dexterity of consciousness so that I may analyze and synthesize the manifold aspects of my life.

An Invocation of Venus

Beloved of my heart, dearest lover of all, Venus come to me now. I invoke your true and pure loving emotion to uplift and inspire me in all the ways of my life. Help me to express in ever greater measure of the majestic love that creates and sustains all life. As I manifest your love I feel a joy and blessedness that is beyond words. 

Invocation of Mars

Come to me mighty warrior. I invoke the daring courage and power of Mars to enter my life. I feel your passion and strength. I call forth the spirit hero within myself to resonate with your energy. I am now vitalized with initiative, drive, and masculine force.

An Invocation of Jupiter

I invoke the beneficent power of Jupiter. I call forth your optimism and enthusiasm into my life. Help me to channel broad and abundant divine visions into the reality of my life. Bring to me good fortune so that I may attract and share more fully with others.

An Invocation of Saturn

I invoke the power of Saturn into my life. Come to me strict and austere teacher. Help me build the forms that I desire. Teach me to accept and understand my personal circumstances. Help me grow in wisdom and fairness in all the ways of my life.

An Invocation of Uranus

I invoke the power of Uranus to radically change my life situation. Bring to me currents of divine freedom and openness. I seek your magnetic and all attractive energy to shatter past patterns and bring forth new and exciting developments into my life.

An Invocation of Neptune

I invoke the boundless and unfathomable Neptunian ocean. Help me to dissolve the erroneous patterns of my emotional life. Bring to me inspirational and uplifting spiritual experiences so that I may more fully appreciate and realize the Oneness and beauty of life.

An Invocation of Pluto

I invoke the transformative power of Pluto. I call forth your purifying and regenerative energy. Give me courage to honestly face myself and the power to transmute myself into my glorious Divine Self.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Elements and Stones


Opal is related to Air
Crystals and stones have been used in the arts of alchemy and magick for ages. Different stones are traditionally associated with different elements of nature. The traditional four elements in Western culture are Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Spirit (or Akasha), is the fifth element, that has been recognized more in the New Age at times than in older traditions, as the "glue" that binds all together.
This list shows some common relations to the various elements such as directions, symbols, chakras, etc. It also gives some of the common associations between stones and the elements, though various stones may have more than one association.


Air Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - Spring; Wand or Swords; East; Sky Blue, Yellow, White
Air Related to - Thought, Reason, Intellect, Knowledge, Freedom, Memory, Awareness, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Air Magical Uses - Memory Spells, Scrying
Air Stones - Amethyst, Citrine, Diamond, Mica, Opal, Tiger Eye, Topaz, Turquoise, Sphene, White/Clear Fluorite, Zircon


Earth Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - Winter; Pentacle, Stone; North; Browns, Blacks, and Greens
Earth Related to - Stability, Strength, Comfort, Grounding, Harvest, Animals, Root Chakra
Earth Magical Uses - Money, Success in Business, Fertility, Peace, Grounding & Centering Energies, Growing Plants
Earth Stones - Agate, Celestite, Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Halite (salt rock crystal), Hematite, Jasper, Jet, Malachite, Onyx, Obsidian, Peridot, Quartz, Salt (all types), Schorl (Black Tourmaline)


Fire Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - Summer; Sword or Candle or Wands instead; South; Red, Orange, Yellow-Orange
Fire Related to - Passion, Courage, Lust, Creativity, Fertility, Virility, Desire, Romance, Force, Enthusiasm, Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra
Fire Magical Uses - Banishing, New Beginnings, Destroy the Old to Make Way for the New, Obtain Desires
Fire Stones - Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Garnet, Red Calcite, Red Jasper, Rubellite (Red Tourmaline), Ruby, Sard, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Volcanic Black Salt (natural)


Water Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - Autumn; Bowl or Cup; West; Blue, Light Gray, Sea Green, Silver
Water Related to - Emotions, Intuition, Divination, Healing, Dreams, Ocean, Rivers, Lakes, Throat Chakra, Heart Chakra
Water Magical Uses - Love, Psychic Awareness, Divination, Scrying, Healing, Relief Stress, Dreamwork, Peaceful Sleep, Peace, Friendship
Water Stones - Amethyst, Aqua Aura Quartz, Aquamarine, Azurite, Moonstone, Azurite, Blue Calcite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue (Indigo) Halite/Salt, Blue Topaz, Celestite, Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Indicolite (Blue Tourmaline) Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Pearl, Pink Tourmaline, Sapphire, Sea Salt, Selenite, Sodalite


Spirit / Akasha Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - All; Circle or Infinity Symbol; Center; White, Clear, Gold
Spirit / Akasha Related to - Transcendence, Transformation, Unification, Power, Time, The Void, Crown Chakra
Spirit / Akasha Magical Uses - Transformation, Power
Spirit / Akasha Stones - Apophyllite, Danburite, Diamond, Phenacite (Phenakite), Quartz

Crystal Grids

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