Sunday, September 22, 2013

Workshops Now Being Scheduled

Workshops Now Being Scheduled
I have had several clients who have requested in-person teaching, and after considering it for some time, I have decided to go ahead. Why not?! I've always enjoyed teaching, and I believe this is why we were led to this place. The church is a perfect venue for this sort of project undertaking.

Of course, the sanctuary isn't anywhere near ready, but the basement is perfect - for any kind of weather (well, with a few fix-ups of course). So, I will be spending the next couple of weeks getting it ready for the 2-day intensive workshop visitors that are coming next month.

So, I've decided to begin scheduling these workshops and keeping them posted on the new "Workshops" page in the tabs above.

The 2-day intensive workshop syllabus of activities & projects (which will probably change over time), the cost, as well as information for the local hotels (we do not have guest facilities here on-sight) are all on the "Workshops" page.

I look forward to working personally with those who are able to join me!

Friday, September 13, 2013

What We Used to Know About the Moon and Can Again!

What We Used to Know About the Moon and Can Again!
When I was a kid my favorite Moon phase was "the fingernail". Of course, at the time I didn't realize that it actually did that twice, once when waxing and again when waning. Modern humanity has lost its connection with the Moon, her phases, and her influences upon us. So, I thought I'd bring some of it back. :)

In the past, mankind used the light of the Moon to light their way while working the fields, to walk or ride from one place to another, and basically just enjoy her presence. Someone 100 years ago could tell you what phase she was in without having to even think about it. It was as much a part of their lives as breathing. Today, we have all those lights that dim her light, skyscrapers that hide her from view, and most people spend so much time inside they probably have no clue or even care if she's even there.

I've never been one of those. I called down the Moon many from when I was barely 4 or 5 years old until about 10 years of age. She was there, I wanted to touch her and talk to her. So I did. Then I grew up. It was considered "odd" to do such a thing. I've since decided that I'd rather have what I had before, than what everyone else has now. I've been calling her down and talking to her again for many years now. And I do my works according to her phases. Her energy, combined with the Divine's (who made her) always brings about a very good working.

So what kind of tidbits do I have for you about her today? Ones that just might stick with you, even if you didn't count on it!

Do have any idea when the different phases of the Moon rise? Here's a simple way to remember:


Phase:
Looks Like:
New Moon ~

Rises at SUNRISE

It rises later & later each day.
Waxing Crescent


First Quarter Moon ~

Rises at NOON

It continues to rise later & later each day.
Waxing Gibbous
Full Moon ~

Rises at SUNSET

It continues to rise later & later each night.
Waning Gibbous
Last Quarter Moon ~

Rises at MIDNIGHT

Waning Crescent



The Moon’s phase go from waxing (growing) to the Full Moon and then wanes (reduces) to the New Moon.  So, if you’re not familiar with which is which, then how do you know? There is a simple method called the D-O-C Method, and the way it works is this:

When you look up at the Moon and the crescent is in a “D” form, the Moon is waxing ~ growing.   )

If the Moon looks like a great big “O”, well obviously that’s the Full Moon.  O

If the Moon looks like a “C”, then the Moon is waning ~ reducing.  (

So here’s the simple equation:
D ) Waxing ~ growing
O  Full
C ( Waning ~ reducing
And finally you get this:   )O(

Monday, September 2, 2013

Saints & What Purposes to Call on Them

Saints & What Purposes to Call on Them
There are soooo many Saints! There is one, and usually more, for just about any purpose you may need to call upon them for. When I first started working with the Saints, I was beyond confused, well, more like overwhelmed.To make it easier, as I learned of a Saint and the purposes to call upon them, I added them to a simple table for easy reference. The table is by no means complete in any sense of the word, but it's a good start - and more will be added as I find it. So I thought I would share what I have with y'all so far. I hope someone finds it as useful as I have. :)

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Saints' Correspondence Table


Saint:
Called Upon For:
Items for Ritual:
Holy Family
Peace, Loyalty, Family
Nativity
Infant of Prague
Protects children
Image
Mary Magdalene
Perfumers, Penitent women, Hairstylists, Pharmacists, Apothecaries

Our Lady of Guadalupe the Blessed Virgin
Blessings, Love, Healing, Protection
Image
St. Ann
Mothers, Childbirth, Grandmothers

St. Anthony
Finds lost items, keys, lovers

St. Barbara
protector of death & battles

St. Benedict
Protector from witchcraft, illness, sickness, heals the sick
St. Benedict medal, Crow, Cross, Cup, Bread & salt
St. Brigit
Protects babies, children, travelers, scholars, sailors

St. Cajetan
Unemployed, Job seekers Gamblers, Good fortune

St. Christopher
Protects travelers

St. Claire/Clare
Guides one to wisdom and light

St. Death
aka: Santisima Muerte, Omnipotent by Grace
Tear down roadblocks
Image, Roses (red or white), Red or White candles
St. Expedite
Expedite your wish immediately, Helps bring faster results
Pound cake, 3 nickels, Water, Image
St. Francis of Assisi
Protects animals

St. George
aka: The Warrior, Uncle Bucket
Road opening, Soldiers, Horsemen, Defender, Butchers, Field workers, Armorers, Cavalry

St. Gerard
Pregnancy, motherhood

St. Helena
Widows, Divorcees, Difficult marriages

St. Joseph
Pay raise, Job getting, Home affairs, Home sales, Passage to easier death
Image
St. Jude
Hopeless cases, Works impossible cases, Cancer
Green candle, Basil, Money
St. Lucy
Writers, Poets, Journalists

St. Martha
Protection, used to keep a man faithful

St. Michael
Break down barriers

St. Michael the Archangel
An angel not a saint, but used to Defend & battle, Protector from evil, foes, demons
Image
St. Peter
“The Key Holder”
Unlock barriers, Remove blockages, Opens doors, Businesses

St. Raymond
Protects against foes & gossipers

St. Rita
Protection, Impossible causes, Splitting up bad relationships
Red rose (thorns removed & set beside her – used for defense & protection), White or Pink candle
St. Simon
aka: San Simon, Patron Saint of Gamblers & Drunkards
Male sexuality, Rain, Fertility, Wealth, Worldly success

St. Sophia
Wisdom, Enlightenment, Students