The snowflake is an incredibly magickal form — this one would include double good luck, protection, and happiness. It can stand for other energies, too. How many runes can you find in this snowflake design? The snowflake (itself) holds the power until you activate it — think of ice — in stasis. The snowflake is also the symbol of Dame Holda.
Great Release Program — Day Four — Wednesday — 4 December 2013 by Silver RavenWolf copyright 2013
Sun in Sagittarius (Fire) First Quarter Moon (Beginnings or New Ideas for old projects) Moon in Capricorn — Structure, Concentration, Persistence, and Reward – Earth Wednesday – Ruled by Mercury Wednesday’s Angel: Raphael — The Great Healer
Just like you, I have to juggle people, issues, work, pleasure, family and what I believe to be my sense of responsibility. For example, yesterday my daughter needed dental surgery. My husband took her in, and I cared for her when she returned. She is an adult; but, sometimes having Mom there, even just watching over you, can bring a sense of relaxation that you might not have if you were alone.
However, my idea of responsibility was…take care of my kid. Make sure she’s not in pain. Feed her what she’s allowed to eat. Make sure she gets some rest. Do not allow her to have any Monsters. I managed to make my wishes and fill two garbage bags of junk to go in the trash before my bi-weekly magickal crochet night (which was spent going through old magickal books with friends — sometimes we don’t get to the yarn end of things, lol) — that was all I could get done for that day. I did my Mad Minute right before going to bed.
With this program — you do what you can. The only requirement? Do at least one thing per day — just one — and the rest is cream! Yes, individuals who have worked the program in the past have said that the more tasks you can complete – the greater the reward. I have found this to be true, myself. This doesn’t mean that you fail if you can’t finish everything. You will finish what you need for you — and that’s just fine.
For example, yesterday a friend of mine who works in an office, found himself confronted on several levels throughout the day with issues that led him to make choices of release. Rather than backing down, he stepped up to the plate and smacked those volleys right out of his personal stadium. Many times this program brings mental, spiritual, and emotional issues that you’ve been avoiding front and center in your life. Yet, what is so amazing is that you seem to be ready for them — and the release becomes an exciting, joyful accomplishment. These types of releases count just as much as physical ones — so, yesterday, my friend exorcised two people and one issue out of his life — that counts for three things he was supposed to throw away out of the nine. With this program? It is okay to be creative!
Today: With the Sun in the fire element, the moon in the earth element, and the day (Wednesday) ruled by both air and earth– we have a mixed bag of energy. The moon reflects the emotional tune of the sign she is visiting, which in turn affects human behavior. Today, the moon is in Capricorn, a solid, earth energy base that vibrates to standards, structure, strength, ambition, patience and persistence. Folks who internalize the negative side of the energy appear stingy, headstrong, inflexible, and unfair. A Mercury Day (Wednesday) is all about communication and the movement of information. With the moon in the first quarter, we can work for gathering new information that will help us structure our lives in a positive way and bring us the rewards we desire. Unless there are other planetary events (conjunctions, squares, oppositions, etc.) the Moon in Capricorn is often a stabilization period — where the dust settles for a bit — before we move on.
Raphael — is associated with Wednesday and Mercury energy. His name embodies “The Spirit of Healing” and means “shining healer”. He is equivalent to the Egyptian Thoth — and therefore rules the connections of all the worlds (As Above – So Below) through the pathways of speech and the power of sacred breath. In Braucherei he rules Whisper Magick. Raphael works quickly and his messages to you often come through birds, particularly white ones. He is known as the Angel of the East — dawn is his most treasured time — which corresponds to your Braucherei Morning Ritual. He brings light, love, healing, joy, and compassion to the people of earth. He is the patron of healers and therefore the Caduceus is his symbol. Raphael has a sense of humor and sometimes brings playful circumstances into your life as acknowledgement that your prayer will be answered. Raphael gave King Solomon the gift of the pentacle, therefore, inscribing a pentacle on a yellow candle can call his immediate presence. If you are requesting a healing (body, mind, or soul) try a combination of rosemary, lavender, and hyssop herbs or oils in your magickal work.
Today’s Challenge — Remove all the dust. Dust, just like junk, traps and holds negativity and angry energy. Not only do you want to get rid of surface dust, you need to remove clumps of dirt, dust and grit under furniture, behind closet doors, etc. Dust likes to hide, you see, so that it can procreate in private.
(1) Remember to do your Braucherei Morning Ritual. (2) Don’t forget to breathe! (3) Invoke the powers of Mercury/Raphael for your work today. You may wish to make a petition using a yellow candle inscribed with a pentacle. I know what you’ve been taught about empowering candles; but, I would like you to try something new: As you make your petition to Raphael, rub the candle back and forth between the palms of your hands. As you do so, run the energy from your toes to the top of the your head as you breath in deeply, then exhale while pushing the energy out of your hands into the candle. Do this at least nine times. This really works for me. I’d like to know how it works for you. Note: If you do not have a yellow candle — use white. If you can’t use candles — use water. (4) Get rid of all the dust in your home/apartment/work environment (if you can). (5) Throw out or give away one thing today. (6) Do one Mad Minute!
Tomorrow: Organize Something
Peace with the Gods Peace with Nature Peace within. As Above, So Below — this prayer is sealed. Only the good remains.