Safe, Easy tips for Attracting Love—Attracting, not Possessing

As a spiritual person, aka “witch”, I get asked a lot of questions in regards to love spells. I am not a love spell caster, that is not my forte nor my personal gift. I can not tap in to the energy of another person and bring them to your life. Also, I find that people who do know how to do that and charge for their gift are hustlers and not to mention work with dark magic because they are invading the free will of another. Manipulating life is not what magic is for, magic is for enhancement.

So here are a few tips to enhance love in your life, or attract:

The Envelope Prayer

This is for bringing somebody in your life. On a piece of paper, write down the qualities you are looking for in a partner. BE VERY SPECIFIC. Detailed if possible. And remember to look at all aspects in a persons character. Be careful what you ask for and look for the bigger picture. Fold the piece of paper towards you, FOLDING IT TOWARDS YOU MEANS YOU ARE ASKING FOR IT TO COME TO YOU NOT AWAY FROM YOU—VERY IMPORTANT, fold the paper 3 x and spray it with your favorite perfume. Place in envelope. Also in the envelope put rose petals—pink for friendship, red for passion. Cinnamon. Cloves. And close the envelope. Seal it with a kiss wearing your favorite lipstick. Then place under neath your mattress so you can sleep on it and help manifest it. Wouldn’t hurt to place 4 rose quartz around it to help energize the prayer.

During this time period, I am going to assume you are lighting pink and red candles

What does the location of your acne say about you?

1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.

3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.

4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up!

6: Heart — Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging.

7 & 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.

Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!

Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).

Zone 13: StomachStep up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.

14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!

So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just becuase you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver!

Anti Aging Home Remedies

Coconut milk: Can help you get that radiant look of your skin. Take raw coconut and squeeze milk out of it or buy a whole coconut and take the milk of it. Apply this coconut milk on your face and it will give your facial skin a glowing effect.

Avocado mask: Avocado contains a lot of natural oil, as we age our skin become dry, avocado really helps to give you a young and fresh look because of its oily nature. Simply apply either the mash or slices of avocado on your face and your skin will get that rejuvenated look.

Milk: It is one of the gentlest and most effective substances for removing dead skin cells. Milk contains lactic acid; clinical studies have shown that lactic acid helps generate new skin cells. For fresh young complexion all you need to do is splash on a little milk each night after washing your face.

Raw potato: A simple and effective home remedy to remove marks and pigments on the facial skin. These can be removed by rubbing raw potato on areas having marks or pigments.

Home mask: Many of us suffer from pimples and blackheads and they really ruin facial appearance. A simple homemade facial mask for this is applying a mixture that’s made up of equal quantities of glycerin, lime juice and rose water on the skin before going to sleep.

Honey bee: Can serve you as effective agent against fine lines around the eyes. Apply best quality bee’s honey around the skin of your eyes and it helps combat this tired looking eyes.

Lemon juice: It does wonders for everything from whitening teeth to fading freckles, age spots and darkened elbows and knees. It contains vitamin C, which have a great bleaching power. Vitamin C naturally fades melanin pigment which is the substance that gives freckles and dark spots their color. To erase age spots you need to apply a few drops of lemon juice everyday for up to six weeks. The key is to leave the juice on the spots for 15 minutes before rinsing off.

Calcium D-glucarateFruits and vegetables contain high levels of calcium D-glucarate, which expedites the removal of disease-promoting compounds, like estrogen and also minimizes lipid (fat) levels in the blood. This home remedy for anti aging can be found in broccoli, cabbage, oranges, apples and grapefruit. For anti-aging treatment, eat these foods three times a day.

The benefits of using home-made remedies are such that they won’t cost you too much. It’s not like going to a beauty salon or seeing a skin specialist, using costly cosmetics to look good. Home-made remedies save your time and money, plus they are quite effective. Be careful with advertisements of different home supplements like the acai berry promising super power anti aging results. To have the full benefit of anti aging home remedies combine it with clinically proven anti-aging device such asTriPollar STOP.

Anti Aging Home Remedies

Homemade Anti-Aging Skin Care Recipe for Hydration

This homemade anti-aging skin care recipe is really only one ingredient: honey. After you’ve cleansed your skin, smooth over a teaspoon of honey all over your face. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water. Not only will the honey draw out skin impurities, it is also a natural moisturizer, which makes it the ideal ingredient for a homemade anti-aging skin care recipe.

Another good hydrating ingredient for homemade anti-aging skin care recipes is extra-virgin olive oil. If you have really dry skin, rub a drop or two between your fingertips and gently rub it into your skin before bed. You can also add a few drops to a bath to target dryness all over your body.

Homemade Anti-Aging Skin Care Recipe to Brighten Your Skin

There are two ways to brighten your skin: internally and externally. The best brightening ingredient for homemade anti-aging recipes is vitamin C. Start by adding more of it to your diet. An easy way to do this is to add a slice of lemon or grapefruit to a bottle of water while you’re on the go. Citrus fruits make for great homemade anti-aging recipes, even just on their own, because they help to cleanse you from the inside out by removing toxins and impurities that could show up on your face.

You can just as easily add vitamin C topically using orange juice as a homemade anti-aging skin care recipe. Simply soak a cotton pad with 100% orange juice—avoid the processed stuff—and wipe it across your face and neck. Then rinse and pat dry. The brightening effect is gradual, but it works.

Homemade Anti-Aging Skin Care Recipe to Refine Skin Texture         

For this homemade anti-aging skin care recipe, you’ll need two whole walnuts. Start by crushing the insides of the nuts, then mix in two tablespoons of yogurt, followed by a teaspoon of 100% pure almond oil. This creates a natural exfoliant that’s gentle enough for everyday use. Each ingredient has a role to play in this homemade anti-aging skin care recipe—the walnut buffs away dead skin, dirt, and oil from the face, while the lactic acid in the yogurt refines texture and tightens pores. The almond oil will sooth and moisturize the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

Homemade Anti-Aging Skin Care Recipe for Bags Under the Eyes

Tea is a popular ingredient for homemade anti-aging skin care recipes. Brew a cup of white tea on medium heat—setting the temperature too high prevents the tea leaves from steeping to their maximum benefit. Wait until the tea is warm, then soak a facecloth in the water and place it over your eyes. The heat will open up pores and the tea will infuse itself into your skin. White tea works well as a homemade anti-aging skin care recipe because it’s loaded with antioxidants and neutralizes free radicals. Its anti-aging properties will help deflate bags under the eyes while also treating the rest of your face.

Homemade Anti-Aging Skin Care Recipe for Oily Skin

This is one of the simplest homemade anti-aging skin care recipes for oily skin. Using one egg, separate the yolk from the egg white and apply the egg white directly onto your face. As you feel it tighten, it is also drawing out impurities in the skin, including excess oil. After 10 minutes, rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Here’s another homemade anti-aging skin care recipe that works well for oily skin. Drench a washcloth in warm black tea and lay it over your entire face—make sure you can breathe comfortably. Doing this for 10 minutes every day for two weeks will drastically reduce the slick appearance of oily skin over a longer period of time.

A Brave and Startling Truth

A Brave And Startling Truth

We, this people, on a small and lonely planet
Traveling through casual space
Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns
To a destination where all signs tell us
It is possible and imperative that we learn
A brave and startling truth
And when we come to it
To the day of peacemaking
When we release our fingers
From fists of hostility
And allow the pure air to cool our palms
***
We, this people, on this small and drifting planet
Whose hands can strike with such abandon
That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living
Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness
That the haughty neck is happy to bow
And the proud back is glad to bend
Out of such chaos, of such contradiction
We learn that we are neither devils nor divines

When we come to it
We, this people, on this wayward, floating body
Created on this earth, of this earth
Have the power to fashion for this earth
A climate where every man and every woman
Can live freely without sanctimonious piety
Without crippling fear

When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.

~ Maya Angelou ~   (A Brave and Startling Truth)

Full Moon June 2014

This week’s full Moon occurs in the sign of Sagittarius, the sign of the Truth-speaker and Truth-seeker.  As Maya Angelou so eloquently states, when we come to that truth, we will be set free to become the possible humans Spirit created us to be.  At this Full Moon, we look at our Gemini mind—a left-brain rational mind that seeks answers and names things to make the world seem solid and secure—and reflect on the meaning of those answers and names.  We need to ask ourselves, are those names true to the life they describe, the life we experience?

The Sun in Gemini highlights how we use our minds to perceive, process and understand life.  The Sagittarius Moon asks us to reflect on how well that mind helps us to see the truth of our lives—what meanings we give to our perceptions and what judgments and beliefs we develop about what is possible.   We are here to learn a brave and startling truth:  that we are more than we’ve been led to believe by our culture and our religions.  If that is the truth, then we have to ask ourselves if our doors of perception are wide enough to encompass that brave and startling truth.

We all live on the ‘small, lonely, drifting’ planet that is our mother Earth.   We can either take the narrow perspective, which only views my life and my needs, or we can take the larger perspective and talk about our lives and our needs.   How would our thought processes be different if we changed our perspective from ‘my to our’?  Perhaps this full Moon can be a gateway to that larger perspective.   Chiron in Pisces is challenging us through this full Moon to open our hearts to the real truth—that we are one family and that it is up to all of us to meet the challenges that face us.   Can we create a healthy, sustainable, fair and creative world?  Or will we chose to destroy our home and our lives in refusing to meet the future?

How can we continue to ignore the truths that are facing the world?  Climate change is affecting us, not matter what we want to call it.  We are being called upon to sacrifice a wasteful way of life for a more simple life.  Are we willing to make that sacrifice for our children’s children?  Our financial system is rigged and broken, so we need to start it over again—perhaps by cancelling all debt.  Are we willing to see money as a tool, not as an end in itself?   Our government is overrun with politics—perhaps we need to go back to representatives who only go to Washington for 2 years and no more.  Are we willing to take up our responsibility to our neighbors and the world?  Our educational systems no longer serve the function of learning and wisdom, but of economic viability.  Are we willing to educate ourselves into consciousness?  The military owns   our economy—that needs to change.  Are we willing to give up war?   We need to re-establish our communities so we learn to thrive together.   Are we willing to engage?   And the list goes on”

Mercury/Hermes is the ‘ruler’ of this Gemini Sun and Jupiter/Zeus is the ‘ruler’ of this Sagittarius Moon.  Mercury is the Messenger of Jupiter, the Father Spirit of Life.  Mercury turned retrograde on June 7, traveling into the underworld/innerworld from watery Cancer to intellectual Gemini.   Jupiter is in Cancer as well, prodding the mind to acknowledge the power and purpose of our emotional intelligence and our soul’s needs.  Jupiter sends Mercury off to make sure that our emotional needs become part of our intellectual filters.  When we stop disregarding our feeling life, instead of drowning us in emotional turmoil we can begin to discover what those emotions are telling us, and we’ll have a truer sense of our needs and our purpose.  The mind can help us name our emotions and turn them into feelings which help us give value to life.  Which help us make the right choices for our lives.

Jupiter is inconjunct its own Sagittarius Moon.  This is an aspect of analysis and corrections, forcing us to make both major and minor adjustments as we work to understand our emotional tides.   It helps to have discipline, discrimination and organization to work out old patterns of thought and behavior.  The Moon/Jupiter inconjunct helps us develop compassion for ourselves and others, as well as helping us assess situations more accurately.  We might swing between too much and too little emotion, but we’ll also have the ability to ride out the tidal currents and step back to see the bigger picture.   Jupiter helps us stay true to our values and moral code at the same time as we meet people with more compassion and openness.

The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love. - Jeanette Winterson

The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love. - Jeanette Winterson