The New Moon will occur at 6:10 am E.S.T. on September 27, 2011. This Moon is in the astrological sign of Libra, the scales. The additional planetry influences during this time will continue to enhance the message of the last Moon which is a sense of watching what you say as dire circumstances may occur if the words you choose to use are not ones you can live with. Messages will be misunderstood and some words will be considered a threat. So remember to be able to back up yourwords if someone chooses to take you to task. This effect will linger for the next two weeks.
The New Moon in Libra, a “Cardinal” Air sign, means the energy of this Moon is innovative, intellectual, logical and inventive. If you are considring forming a partnership, this would be an opportune time to do so, remembering the warning about your words in the first paragraph. Accept collaboration and work as a team. Joint efforts will go extremely well if the team or each member meditates on the same outcome. You may have a surprisingly positive outcome!
The New Moon in Libra is also a good time to make ritual robes, candles, altar cloths and to deep clean and rearrange your altar set up.
This is also a good time to light thanksgiving candles for blessings received from your special Saint or Diety right now. Now is also the time to seek their aid and assistance in any pressing matter in which you may have been dealing. This is especially for difficult cases.
Lighting candles for Money, Love, Fast Luck and Success, oiled with Money Drawing,Fast Luck, Love Me or Crown of Success Oils is favored at this time. The tradition of belief of the New Moon energy brings in positive outcomes and what you need is manifested in burning red, green and golden yellow candles to achieve your goals. Ask for money needed for logical purchases at this time, like a computer to do homework and work from home or money for an old debt that needs to be paid off.
Going over some of my oldest posts this morning and came across this. Cannot believe that it has been almost 4 years since I began the Free Candle Spells blog website. This is guaranteed to bring laughter to your heart. You know it is true, you cannot sing about the ‘blues’ if you haven’t lived through trials and tribulations. Enjoy! – Jacqueline
Courtesy of John in Baton Rouge. Thanks John!
1. Most Blues begin, “Woke up this morning…”
2. “I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the Blues, ‘less you stick something nasty in the next line like, “I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town.”
3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes…sort of: “Got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Yes, I got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher, and she weigh 500 pound.”
4. The Blues is not about choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in a ditch – ain’t no way out.
5. Blues cars: Chevys, Fords, Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Blues don’t travel in Volvos, BMWs, or Sport Utility Vehicles. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train. Jet aircraft an’ state-sponsored motor pools ain’t even in the runnin’. Walkin’ plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin’ to die.
6. Teenagers can’t sing the Blues. They ain’t fixin’ to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, “adulthood” means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis.
7. Blues can take place in New York City, but not in Hawaii or any place in Canada. Hard times in Minneapolis or Seattle is probably just clinical depression. Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City are still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues in any place that don’t get rain.
8. A man with male pattern baldness ain’t the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg cause you skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg ’cause a alligator be chompin’ on it is.
9. You can’t have no Blues in a office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.
10. Good places for the Blues:
c. empty bed
d. bottom of a whiskey glass
b. gallery openings
c. Ivy League institutions
d. golf courses
11. No one will believe it’s the Blues if you wear a suit, ‘less you happen to be a old ethnic person, and you sleep in it.
12. Do you have the right to sing the Blues? Yes, if:
a. you older than dirt
b. you blind
c. you shot a man in Memphis
d. you can’t be satisfied
a. you have all your teeth
b. you were once blind but now can see
c. the man in Memphis lived
d. you have a 401K or trust fund
13. Blues is not a matter of color. It’s a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues. Sonny Liston could. Ugly white people also got a leg up on the blues.
14. If you ask for water and your darlin’ give you gasoline, it’s the Blues. Other acceptable Blues beverages are:
a. cheap wine
b. whiskey or bourbon
c. muddy water
d. nasty black coffee
The following are NOT Blues beverages:
d. Slim Fast
15. If death occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it’s a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse, and dying lonely on a broken-down cot. You can’t have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or getting liposuction.
16. Some Blues names for women:
b. Big Mama
d. Fat River Dumpling
17. Some Blues names for men:
c. Little Willie
d. Big Willie
18. Persons with names like Michelle, Amber, Debbie, and Heather can’t sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.
19. Make your own Blues name Starter Kit:
a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.)
b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit Lemon, Lime, Kiwi, etc.)
c. last name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.)
For example, Blind Lime Jefferson, Jake leg Lemon Johnson or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Well, maybe not “Kiwi.”)
20. I don’t care how tragic your life is: if you own a computer, you can not sing the blues.
In addition, you cannot write the blues without having a custom made mojo bag with an alligator foot and a John the Conkeroo in it! – Jacqueline
September 22nd is the Autumn Equinox, commonly known as the First Day of Fall. This is my most favorite time of the year, when Nature is in her glory, sending foliage into various hues of reds, gold, and ambers. This is also a transformational time for us as humans as well. After working so hard throughout Spring and Summer to bring ideas and wishes into fruition. it is now time to harvest what we have learned and take that with us as we wind down and cocoon for the winter months. This is the time to take a good look at what is working for us and what is not sustaining our needs, whether your needs have shifted or not, and what can be utilized from the old methods and that can be tossed out.
Releasing of the “Old” and keeping the “Viable”
As we pack away that swimwear, blow up pools, barbecues and gardening equipment, take time to toss out anything old, broken or worn out. Donate any summer clothing that will not be of use next spring or sell them at a yard sale. Harvest your herbs and prepare them for winter. But even as we do this, it is time for an internal cleaning as well. This is a season to enjoy the end of the summer fruit and begin to imagine lovely pumpkin and apple treats as well as hearty soups that will warm the soul as well as the tummy. Cooler weather means brisk walks for exercise without sweltering in the summer heat and you can even make leaf raking an aerobic event by adding a bit of “oomph” to your moves.They don’t call them sweatpants for nothing!
An “Attitude of Gratitude”
Despite the above words being often used, they still ring true. Despite all the intensity of growth and possibilities that the first part of the year had brought you, this is the time to consider what was successful and what did not go so well. We live in an age of transition, and many, including myself, have had to become a chameleon of sorts, changing with the times and needs of society. “Make hay while the Sun shines” is an old quote I tell clients when a certain card comes up in their Tarot reading as it foretells that there is plenty to ‘harvest’ and they need to ‘fill their barns’ with all that they can gather before the season ends. Yet, despite economic changes that may have affected your income, there are still opportunities available for those who are crafty and see the need with open eyes. Use the gifts of the season to gain financial blessings during this time. Walk dogs for those who cannot get home early enough to do so. Consider tutoring children with their homework. Offer yard clean up services for those who are physically unable to do so. Offer end of year cleaning services that take away their unwanted goods and prepare their homes for the winter months. Work with the season and it will bless you with opportunities you might not have considered.Consider offering your culinary services to cater events that are planned for the holiday season. Make seasonal jams and butters and package them attractively and sell them at holiday crafts fairs for shoppers who want a unique gift.
A Time to Dream, Plan and Conspire
As we approach the winter month with their many days of less sunshine and long nights, take time to begin an inner journey to make change as the year comes to an end. Your life is not stagnant; each passing year brings new challenges and opportunities, but only if you open your eyes and see them. Formulate plans to begin anew. Consider taking classes that will be a positive addition to your resume. Learn a new language. Start painting or writing again – who knows, you may publish a series of e-books and make additional income. On Tom Sullivan’s radio show, it was said that the most successful e-books were romance novels. Consider writing one and at the same time, saving expensive publishing and printing fees and destroying the forests with the printing costs. People can download them to their computers or other media apparatus and read your creations.
Utilize that energy of balance that nature is releasing and know that with all things that may pass, there is live ready to spring anew. Use this time to transition and transform yourself into an beautiful, more vibrant you in 2012.