Guidance for Magical Folx – 19th July – 25th July 2021

A one-card pull from the Lioness Oracle Tarot Deck, both for guidance for any magical folx tuning in, and a wee instructional on how I read tarot and oracle cards. The Lioness Deck caught me eye first thing when I went to my deck shelves(yes, plural).

So let’s see what guidance the Lioness deck has for us this coming week.

The Moon is waxing in Scorpio, moving towards Full Moon in Aquarius next Sunday. As the moon energy builds, it’s a good time for spells to do with growth, bringing towards you magic, anything that you can see needing a ‘coming to fruition soon’ energy.

Queen of Pentacles: a nude woman reclinese surrounded by flowers, and leafy branches. The Queen of earthly delights, material manifestation, and attracting what she wants in the physical realm. She does it easily, and with comfort and joy.

No putting ourselves out with our magic this week, folx. It is indeed a time for magical manifestation. Need that wage rise, new plants for the garden, better job, fresh clothing, a fridge full of good food(however you translate that), a roof over your head, a better roof? Anything that’s on the bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs fits the bill here. The practical, useful, material stuff that helps life go on. Look at that green crystal righ tin the centre of the card. Green = abundance. (It may be green citrine, or a peridot.) Get manifesting, folx, and I’ll see you next week on the Full Moon in Aquarius, for a full moon reading, and another Guidance post.

A tarot spread for honouring creative time and space.

This spread saved, with gratitude, from an interview conducted by TypeWriter Tarot.

Honouring Your Creative Time and Space.

  1. How can I detach from other life activities when it’s time to create?
  2. How can I invoke the creative spirit when I set out to create?
  3. How can I honour my work before I enter the world again?

The interview was a really nice one, and I recommend TypeWriter Tarot. I subscribe to the newsletter, thus I get notifications of new interviews.

This was from Cosmic Rescue Episode 3, an interview by Cecily Sailer(founder of TypeWriter Tarot) with Claire Campbell.


To apply this spread to myself, I’m using my Slow Tarot, created by Lacey Bryant. It’s not a deck I use often, but as a reminder to myself to slow down (I love to pile up the Monday tasks), I dug it out today, and all over again, I’m astonished by the beautiful, detailed artwork.

I took Claire Campbell’s example and opened my writing session today with a tarot pull. 5 of Cups. I am slowly going through all my old unpublished stories, the unfinished ones, the ones that have little more than a few notes, and seeing what I can apply my mind, sewing scissors, and patches to. In the card, a small boy crouches on the floor, crying over several broken teacups. Two whole teacups sit on the table behind him. A mirror reflects a closed door. The scene beyond the window is hazy, almost as if it’s raining, but there appears to be a figure in a cloak and top hat outside. A black cat washes its paw in the corner. Was it the one who knocked the cups over, and the boy believes he will get the blame? The cat is looking pretty smug: “Yeah, I did that, so what?”

I’ve been pretty sad over the years at the amount of first drafts, unfinished stories, bare bones ideas, and stuff I never followed through on that are in my writing files. I only had to look into Writing: Fiction: Short Stories, and get to the A’s before I found the first old, old story that I’d never rewritten or done anything with.

No use crying over what’s past, the broken cups. There’s still 2 full cups. It’s up to me how I sell the situation to myself. I can continue to bend over the broken stuff, or I can say: “The fucking cat did it”, point to the whole cups, and say: “But look at these whole ones. There’s still good stuff here.”

I’m not at the stage of allowing this fiction out into the public yet. It’s still pretty smelly stuff, that needs cleaning up. But that possibility, of the public seeing what I’ve written, is out there beyond the window. Hazy, but there.

So that was my solace to myself as I opened today’s writing session.

Now to the 3 card spread.

  1. How can I detach from other life activities when it’s time to create? 8 of Cups. Walk away and shut the door. A figure walking away from stacked tea cups. 8 geese flying overhead against the full moon. A long road ahead, but the decision is made. Walk away. I did this just today for the first time – announced to my daughter and husband that I was starting work at 1.30pm, and wouldn’t be available again until after 3.30pm.
  2. How can I invoke the creative spirit when I set out to create? Queen of Cups. Go with my emotions and intuition. I feel like this one says ‘make a water offering to the female creative Goddess of your choice’. Well, that’s what sense I can make of this. The shell is very Aphrodite, but She is not a Goddess to whom I would make devotions when it comes to creativity. Love and lust, yes. Brigid is a Goddess of poetry, but she is a Fire Goddess. And this is definitely a Queen, not a King or Knight, so I’m not feeling Apollo here. My instinct, looking at the face of the Queen of Cups, is Saraswati. She is someone I have worked with in the past.
  3. How can I honour my work before I enter the world again? 6 of Swords. Safe haven. The journey across the sea to the lighthouse. The sea isn’t calm, but it’s not threatening yet. The cloudy sky indicates challenging times ahead. Well, I don’t switch well from creative world to mundane world, so yes, it’s always a challenge to pull my head out of the well of creativity, in whatever form I’m playing with, and turn back to the ‘real’ world. How can I honour my work? A moment to recognise that I went deep, and moving to quiet, pleasurable, safe activity to ease my way back in. The last thing my anxiety needs is me wildly swinging my consciousness about, as I am wont to do. Gentle retreat, and a slow journey back to ‘reality’.

Claire Campbell also finishes her creative sessions with another card pull to close the session off, using a question like ‘what have I learned”?

So, what have I learned from today’s creative session (which was doing a quick and dirty rewrite of an old 1000 word story, and then blogging here).

Balance: “Equity, harmony, executive decision, liminal times, impartial perspective, ritual.” “The world is only in balance because everything is always in flux. What this card demands is for the Seeker to acknowledge the external forces arrayed against them and to react in a dispassionate, measured and deliberate way.” Today, I planned my working session. I didn’t drift into it, without telling family and friends that I was going to be working. Thus, I wasn’t disturbed. I asked my creative buddies to co-work via zoom with me, so I showed up, and was accountable. Thankyou UnicornGirl, and….dammit, I’ve forgotten what I’ve dubbed my other friend. AmericanScatter will do today. I set up my doors, shut them, and invoked the space in which I would create. I knew I’d be doing this today, because it was on the calendar, so my mind was ready to work. I drew a tarot card to invoke the session, and in I went. I thought I’d be spending the whole time on one story, but the rewrite was quick, so I could bring in some of that ‘flux’ by shifting to blogging instead, which is still writing, or writing-adjacent. The girl stands in what looks like a wheat or corn field. She is holding a chalice and a candle. there are glowing sigils on the haystacks. Above her flies the raven, messenger from the beyond. The card is painted in yellows – the colour of Air, the element of the mind.

Full Moon in Sagittarius spellwork – 2021

Full Moon in Sagittarius 2021.

Date: 26th May, 2021

Day: Wednesday

Moon Sign: Sagittarius Full Moon Eclipse

Element: Fire – Mutable.

Time: 7pm.

Tarot Card: Temperance.

With the Sun in Gemini, and the Moon in Sagittarius, we are talking a double whammy of communication energy.

Having trouble finding the words you need in a particular dynamic? Sagittarius is represented by the centaur, the archer. We are going to use the arrow as our symbol.

Tools needed for this spell:

– a fairly straight stick(if you want to go deeper, you may wish to research the magical associations of different trees and acquire an appropriate stick) about the length of your forearm. Don’t break it off the tree unless you have permission of the tree. At this time of year, there are plenty of wind blown sticks lying around.

– a whittling knife and/or sandpaper

– craft or wood glue. You’re going to be sticking stuff on your stick.

– paint, glitter, whatever you want to fancy up your stick. Think fire colours, and air colours to match the Fire of Sagittarius, and the Air of communication.

– Cauldron or something you can burn your stick in (burning will happen after the spellwork, as filling your house with smoke at night is not good).

– stuff to get a fire going. I pour methylated spirits into my cauldron and set it alight. I will often add incense as I go.

1. Pre-decorate your stick, leaving one end free. This way, your arrow is going to be dry and able to be handled.

2. We are going to whittle/carve/sandpaper a point onto the plain end of the stick, forming it into an arrow. While you whittle or sand, you will be asking the energy of Sagittarius and the energy of Gemini to help you find the right words or actions to open up communication.

3. When everyone has completed their point, we will angle the arrows towards our computer screens, and each will make a general statement about what they are conjuring.

4. In a large gesture, and on the count of three, we will arc our arrows up and away from the screens, and point them towards the sky, asking that our arrows fly true, and that the Sagittarian full moon aid us on our journeys.

5. Tomorrow, before the energy of the full moon has turned to the waning moon, and thus the waning of energy, you will burn your stick in whatever sacred way you wish, to send the energy to the universe/the gods/the Huntress Diana.

Alternate 5. If you feel that burning your arrow isn’t right, you may release the arrow into the wild by placing it in a tree, or some wild place in which, conceivably, the Wild Hunt might run.


This spellwork is a version of a releasing arrow ritual I learned in a Native American circle many years ago.

As an experiment, and a change, we will not cast circle, invoke elements, or invoke deity. Sagittarius is wild energy, and does not like to be contained. Sagittarians are built to push boundaries, leap fences, and go where no one has gone before. Asking Mutable Fire to be within a circle goes against its nature. So let’s see what happens if we simply clear space, and go to work.

The Daily Blog

Whoops, a couple of days since I last wrote my ‘daily blog’ entry. In recent weeks, I’ve had my doctor do two referrals to agencies administering Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy. Both got back to me. I’ve done the initial phone interviews.

The first agency phoned yesterday, saying that they had a bed available starting Monday, for inpatient. Now, I thought inpatient was the way to go. Two treatments a day, it’s done with in two weeks. Fine, good, the sooner the better. But last night, after I’d agreed to it all, I googled and discovered that the ‘clinic’ is actually a psychiatric hospital. It had bothered me all afternoon that the receptionist said: “If you can’t get into Emerald Ward, you’ll go into Treetops Ward, and that tends to be a bit quieter”. So, I googled. Ah. No. I’m not subjecting my psychic, empathic, geopathic self to psychiatric hospital. Not for all the sage sticks in Sedona.

I’d already announced to the world, via facebook, that I was going in. So, this morning was spent saying “False alarm, I’m now waiting for the outpatient mob in Glen Waverley to get back to me. I have an interview with their psychiatrist on April 1st”.

Meanwhile, a close family member has said that she’d feel some affection for me if I ‘got my mental health sorted out’. I’m still waiting to hear what she says that looks like for her. Ho hum.

It was a warm morning, so I’m clad in a bright orange tank top, and a pink, purple and orange, handkerchief hem tie-dyed skirt with tiny mirrors sewn into it. A treasured clothing item since a girlfriend gave it to me about 20 years ago. I took my small dog to the dog park for a walk. A man in his 60’s felt the need to advise me that I should dress more appropriately for my age. Since the altercation with the family member, I’ve been in a loose cannon, let’s have the whole plain truth frame of mind, so, Reader, I let him have it, loudly. I called into question his misogyny, that opinions are best not waved around in public in front of people who don’t want them, to mind his own business, colour is for everyone forever, his own sense of fashion given that his tshirt was strained over his belly, etc. I think I started with listen up, little man’ and finished with ‘mind your own fucking business’. Everyone in the dog park, and their dogs, had stopped to look. Good.

I have a sore throat now. I emphasise that I was loud.

Poem: Reading, Witching, Same Difference

Reading a Marge Piercy book:

slapped upside the head with injustice

dug into her garden,

abortion amongst the pickling,

protest marches through the wildwood.


yellow beeswax candle to make government think,

green wool for the healing that’s needed,

black thread to mourn for women murdered

while sports heroes and politicians walk free.

Marge has always called herself witch and warrior.

I call upon my most magic self

to arise from the cauldron,

dipped in rage,

and assume the armour for all the silent

He, She and Its in the world.

Full Moon In Libra ritual musings

Libra – scales, scales of justice, balance, astrological 7th house(move from personal to the interpersonal houses, the cosmic self plus one, relationships with others, partnership), Cardinal Air, ruled by Venus, peace, fairness, others, equality.

What’s been happening in the world: covid, rape allegations in Australian parliament, men hanging on to power, right to abortion threatened, right to choose threatened, marches for justice.

Scales – actual measuring scales, two cups.

Justice, Empress tarot cards. Temperance? Two of Cups could represent scales balanced, and relationships.

Dismantling patriarchy and replacing with equity and equality.

Male – blue

Female – pink

The book HEXING THE PATRIARCHY has a cool spell using Mother Spider descending on the White House and spinning all patriarchs into balls.

Spinning…wool…wool balls….one representing women, one men….no, non-binary, remember.

Blue and black wool tangled, knotted, dominating, a big mess. Representing the patriarchy. Hold in your hands and name it ‘patriarchy’, and patriarchs across time and space, speak their names into the ball of wool. Name institutions. Imbed all that in the ball of wool.

Call upon Universal energy rather than a God or Goddess? Or call upon the Goddess? Maat? Are we, as women, clean-handed when it comes to patriarchal views imbedded in us? Likely not. Maat cannot be our choice then.

From wikipedia: Inanna[a] is an ancient Mesopotamian goddess associated with love, beauty, sex, war, justice and political power. She was originally worshiped in Sumer under the name “Inanna”, and was later worshipped by the AkkadiansBabylonians, and Assyrians under the name Ishtar.[b] She was known as the “Queen of Heaven” and was the patron goddess of the Eanna temple at the city of Uruk, which was her main cult center. She was associated with the planet Venus and her most prominent symbols included the lion and the eight-pointed star. Her husband was the god Dumuzid (later known as Tammuz) and her sukkal, or personal attendant, was the goddess Ninshubur (who later became the male deity Papsukkal).

The Moirai or the Fates: thread, scissors, wool, measurement of a life, ending of life, ending a cycle.

Imbuing scissors with the power of the universe, speaking into them your intentions.

Cutting the threads of patriarchy, leaving only one long strand of black and one long strand of blue. Weaving them in with strands of pink, green for grounding, blue for expression and healing, purple for universal consciousness.

Shirley Maclaine spoke of Atlantean society being ungendered until experiments split beings into two. Not very hopeful to call on the energy of Atlantis. It fell.

What to do with the plaited or woven strand? How to release it into the world safely? Not into waterways.

Autumn Equinox – from Chris Hooper newsletter

Regardless of what’s happening in the world, we are most grateful that the world keeps spinning and we find ourselves in the Southern hemisphere about to experience the Autumn equinox. Mabon or Autumn Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere is at 8:37 pm on Saturday 20th March. The equinox is when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length; also, either of the two points in the sky where the ecliptic (the Sun’s annual pathway) and the celestial equator intersect. Equinox comes from the Latin words ‘aequi’, which means “equal,” and ‘nox’, which means “night.”  Mabon falls at the Autumnal Equinox when nights and days are of equal length, but light bends increasing towards darkness, and winter is on its way. It is a time of balance, and a time of looking forward to and preparation for the winter. In times gone by, (more and more in these current times again), food is prepared for storage, jams and pickles are made, and fruits are preserved. The colours of the season are brown and gold. It is at Mabon that the Fires are first lit again, the last of the summer fruits are eaten in thanks, and summer ribbons and garlands are put away in preparation for the colder months. Mabon is a time to walk among the gum trees, smelling the resin and the eucalyptus oils in the air, and gathering oils, barks, plants, and herbs to be dried for culinary, medicinal, and ceremonial purposes. At the Autumnal Equinox, altars are dressed with leaves and bark, the last of the flowers, and the first of the winter fruits. Suitable offerings include autumnal vegetables and pickles, and preserved fruits and root crops. Mabon is a time to acknowledge the joys of living, as well as the suffering that is a part of life. It is a time for meditation and repose, and for spending time with close family and friends in silent appreciation of the relationships we share and that strengthen us. Balance. More energy. Focus. Inner calm. These are all things we crave in our fast-paced world. But, even when we consistently meditate or do our daily practices, taking care of ourselves amidst the demands of daily life can be challenging. The ancient sages predicted that, in these times, we would face levels of intensity that our “internal operating systems” were not prepared for. Think about the amount of information you process or the number of things you do in a day, compared to what people did just 20 years ago. The increase in speed and quantity has risen exponentially, and it’s not slowing down. How do you do what you love, take care of what you love, in the world in a way that honours your personal health and happiness? Restore and rebalance. Become conscious about what your body is telling you needs attention.Reflect and receive. Look back at the year thus far and see all you have done and become.Refocus. Get clear on what matters and where to focus your life force for the remainder of the year.  We are the only true experts on our journey to enlightenment.
Filter all information through your own heart.
  As the sun begins to sink lower in the sky and the night becomes chilly and dark, before we even notice the changing of colours with our eyes, our senses tell us that the energy of summer has come to an end. The Autumn Equinox is a meaningful time of year to honour the harvest. Whether that be a “real” harvest of the things planted in your garden or the harvest of efforts and intentions for your life path. The changing seasons are key points in the cycle of life in nature, and within this cycle, many ancient cultures perceived a powerful deeper message for humanity. Indigenous cultures recognised earth-based wisdom and understood that the four focal points of the year: Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Autumn Equinox; illuminated stages of an inner spiritual journey – a spiritual cycle that the individual takes within themselves. A simple yet powerful ritual could be to sit quietly on the ground in thoughtfulness and meditation with an open mind, heart, and senses to the intelligence of nature all around. In this time spent in thoughtfulness around the moment of equal light and equal dark, acknowledge your own personal growth cycle and ask for harmony and balance to be the fertiliser in the soil of life’s garden. The Autumn Equinox is a beautiful time to honour all that you have in your life and shift your consciousness to prosperity and gratitude in some way through a small ritual or ceremony. Such as lighting a candle, giving thanks, and speaking your gratitude for all that you are and all that you have. Autumn is the time of year that we set up our internal space and make room for what’s to come in the next year. We create room for our greater visions to grow, by allowing the empty space and silence to take hold of our internal spaces. When we clear our internal ground in Autumn, we go into dormancy and then rest in the cold and darkness of Winter. We go into hibernation and become creative, but not by doing. By becoming quiet and listening to what is trying to emerge from within us. This is the time of year to go within and empty out space, composting our old ideas and using the energy they hold to make new and fertile soil for new creativity and matured visions. Winter is the time of year for rest when the cold and freezing becomes the healing that sets the soil for Spring and our rebirth. As we become silent and rest we are allowing space for our greater vision to emerge.As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, we descend into the darkness of the night and face our own inner darkness—the darkness within, i.e. the ego and the subconscious—to prepare for the birth of the Light within, celebrated at the winter solstice. The heart of spiritual practice is internal – personal and is usually invisible and unnoticed by everyone else. By enacting the spiritual with a physical ritual, we can both recognise and make concrete our spiritual process that is part of our reality as a person on the spiritual path. Consider taking some time to acknowledge your life cycle and spiritual path. In doing so, you are honouring, not only your own growth and light within but the ancient wisdom that has served our health and wellness for thousands of years. Autumn Equinox offers a time to get back on track, to come back into our Self, to acknowledge the role of the great Solar rhythms in our lives and their essential role in our wellbeing?

As the world of events comes out of her hibernation, we will keep you posted with what we have coming up.  Blessings. 

New Moon in Capricorn research

Moonology Diary – Yasmin Boland

Hard working, solid, realistic.

If your life was to be transformed by the end of 2021, what would it look like, because, in particular, the 2021 New Moon in Cap takes place near Pluto, planet of transformation, passion, and power.

The New Moon in Capricorn is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Goat:

  • set practical, attainable goals;
  • work on developing maturity and common sense in the personality;
  • considering the future, and preparing for it;
  • focus on concrete ways of developing self- discipline and self-mastery;
  • give satisfying form to wishes;
  • make commitments and recognize responsibilities;
  • accept that we are limited, and that, ironically, some of our limitations truly free us to explore deeper dimensions of experience by offering us a secure foundation;
  • nurture our dreams in a realistic fashion.

The Moon is in Earth zodiac sign Capricorn. When the Moon transits Earth Element sign, emotions tend to be palpable and real. They need special time to deal with them, sometimes with the help of the others.

Moon in Capricorn forces prudence and conservatism in our daily live. The increased concentration, followed by impersonal thinking, lead to great self-control and strong self-discipline. Favourable time to finish clean and up the things, you have already started long time ago. Carefully plan it and then begin the hard and continuous work. Focus on the points of your step-by-step plan to achieve more secure and stable heading to the desired final.

New Moons are always a time of new beginnings. Our calendar New Year begins with the Sun in Capricorn so the Capricorn New Moon is like the beginning of a brand new personal year. We think of it this way because it’s a time when we set our intentions for what we want in the year ahead. These goals become like a mountain, and that mountain becomes the object we set out to climb. Luckily, Capricorn has a determination that equips us with the patience, discipline, and persistence to reach the top.

This information copied from the sources quoted, with gratitude and full acknowledgement.

New Moon in Capricorn research

Moonology – Yasmin Boland

The key energies of this Moon are: hardworking, solid, realistic, explosive.

Time: 13th January, 4pm AEDT.

This full moon is super-charged as it’s taking place near the planet of power: Pluto. So expect this first New Moon of 2021 to pack a punch – and treat it with respect. This really is a New Moon to work with, but this one is (a) coming at the start of the year when resolutions are high, and (b) near the life-changing planet of Pluto.

Think about: if your life were to be totally transformed by the end of 2021, how would it look? What has been released, what have you kept, what have you drawn in? How would you reinvent yourself? Where do you want to be professionally by the end of 2021? This New Moon can help you with that. Keep all this in mind as you fill out your wishes and intentions.

There’s a rather tough Mars/Saturn clash happening just after the new moon too, so there could be issues around wanting to move forwards and being held back by fear, rules, an authority figure or something else. Make your plans anyway. The intentions you set will outlast this planetary clash.

from Wanderlust:

Capricorn Expressions

The elevated or positive expression of the Capricorn new moon may be a desire to step more into our authority or become more self-sufficient. My favorite aspect of Capricorn is its ability to make things manifest in the material, Earthly realm through commitment. The shadow side, however, may become isolated or overworked with its focus on responsibility and stability. Pay attention to any feelings of coldness or distance as these are key indicators Capricorn may have gone too far into its heaviness.

Grounding and Physical Postures: Capricorn concerns itself with the past such as history or traditions and roots, connect to this Earthly dimension with good ol’ fashioned Tree Pose, or Vrksasana. Before beginning the posture spend extra time balancing the four corners of the feet on the ground and imagining your roots growing down into the Earth.

Reaching and Social Involvement: Understanding structures of society is an area of expertise for sometimes status-driven Capricorn, government being a major one. Maybe take a tour of your local city hall, volunteer, or find ways to get more involved in local politics.

Stretching and Philosophical Edges: One of the beautiful aspects of Capricorn is its ability to be in solitude, quiet, and stillness. I find Zen Buddhism to most represent this aspect of my Saturn self and the tradition of sitting or walking meditation may be the perfect way to honor this new moon and eclipse.

from cafeastrology

The New Moon in Capricorn is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Goat:

  • set practical, attainable goals;
  • work on developing maturity and common sense in the personality;
  • considering the future, and preparing for it;
  • focus on concrete ways of developing self- discipline and self-mastery;
  • give satisfying form to wishes;
  • make commitments and recognize responsibilities;
  • accept that we are limited, and that, ironically, some of our limitations truly free us to explore deeper dimensions of experience by offering us a secure foundation;
  • nurture our dreams in a realistic fashion.

from The HoodWitch

Our New Moon is in the Earthy cardinal sign of Capricorn the goat.  New Moon’s magick is beneficial in helping to plant the “seeds” (intentions + goals) so to speak. Watch your “seeds” sown at the dark moon grow by asking to be supported in getting your new projects off the ground. From now until the time of the full moon is the time for culmination. Use the energy of Capricorn moon to stabilize your foundation materially. Capricorn New Moon concerns leadership, issues of security, and responsibility, it’s time to take care of business! 

The new Moon in Capricorn is also excellent for using alternative healing methods. This not only helps to bring balance within our physical bodies but will also assist in intensifying our powers of concentration (mentally.

We can use the moon’s energy to pay full attention to our needs for security, our duties, our drives and also our obligations. What are your ambitions? Take time for yourself to relax, set these goals, and  go for them. Capricorn moon energy ask us to be persistent and ambitious while remaining sensitive to others and staying out of negative or pessimistic mind states that may drag us down. 

Spells Written By Lisa Stardust for The HoodWitch

Crisp Capricorn New Moon Spells for Abundance and Career

Experiencing a financial lull as bills arrive in the mail from this past holiday season? Is there a dream job you’ve fantasized about and think it is out of reach?  With some quick magic, you can obtain the impossible and have a reversal of fortune. Under this Capricorn New Moon, January 17th, ask the universe for abundance. Push yourself professionally to bring in new opportunities—ask for more cha-ching to your bank account, by giving your life a much needed occupational and fiscal face lift. In true earthy fashion, where less is more, we’re gonna keep the Capricorn New Moon spell work simple, babes. By only using natural herbs which are easily accessible. Just be clear in your intention as you do your spell work. Stand in your truth  and your power to manifest your most authentic dream. Here’s your manifestation guide to cosmic bling.


More Money, More Bling$

Add a splash of bergamot to your wallet, wrists, or even rub on your hands to attract monetary gifts from the universe during this New Moon. This citrus flavored oil attracts abundance and love from the heavens, and will make it rain with gold in  your bank account. People will want to give you money with no strings attached. Nothing is easier than free money being given to you, simply because you are awesome!

Cast Off Debts

Snakeroot, a magical name for black cohosh, casts off creditors. While you manifest abundance during this New Moon, you may need some time to work your magic. Use snakeroot around your home to cast off debt collectors and bills from arriving in the mail as you create your new financial foundation. Snakeroot will buy you some time to attract prosperity.

Change Your Money Luck

Using soaps or lotions containing pennyroyal, aka mint, will cleanse you of bad money luck during this New Moon, clearing financial  roadblocks. Not only will your body quiver from the menthol  buzz, but, your bank account will start to tingle from the increase of funds available.  

Bring In New Money

During these blistery winter days, we all love a good cup of chamomile tea. However, did you know loose leaf chamomile can bring money and abundance toward you? Not only will this tea calm your stress levels, it will bring an end to your financial woes. Brew a fresh pot of tea, sprinkle some chamomile around you, and meditate on gaining more bounty to your wallet. Simply drinking a cup of chamomile tea during this New Moon can revive your finances.


New Moon Interview 

Frankincense is an ancient herb used to bring in good fortune. Before emailing your resume out, or, having your job interview during the Capricorn New Moon, purchase some frankincense to expedite landing your dream job. By sprinkling  some resin on your computer screen before sending off your resume, your skills will be swiftly noticed. Add a dash of frankincense behind your ear–and your interviewer will be enamored by your skill-set.

Get Your Career Goals Started

Sandalwood is great to manifest your career goals. Simply burn some sandalwood and cover your caldron with your handwritten letter of intention. Let the smoke set in to the paper, as it burns through into the air, your dreams will be sent off into the universe. Your spirit guides will help bring your plans to life under the watchful eye of Moon Goddess Luna.

Manifest Chill Work Vibes

Hawthorn, a herb associated with magical protection, can protect you against cruel conditions at work. Tired of having small talk with your annoying office mate, or, being nagged by your boss 24/7? Try adding some hawthorn berries to your office as décor to cast off the negative work vibes. You can make a tasty liquor from the berries to serve at the weekly office happy hour under this New Moon to create a chill work environment and bring in fresh energy.

Promotion Manifestation

Lusting after the new job opportunity available at your company? Want your boss to take notice of your hard work? Write your New Moon wish on a bay leaf and place in each of your shoes during this luminary. Bay leaf can be found at your local grocery store and is a herb used for gain. As you walk through your office, stand tall and proud. Your recent work efforts will be noticed by all, as well as your strength and drive. Bay leaf will bring the promotion and ambitions you desire to a head. And, don’t worry, you won’t smell like a salad!  

from Rebel Astrology

Capricorns don’t get enough credit for their creativity and spiritual wisdom. Too often, Cap is represented by a Suit in an office, concerned exclusively with material success. But the list of famous Capricorns includes Patti Smith, David Bowie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Matisse, and Cezanne. The symbol for Capricorn isn’t a mountain goat. It’s a mythical animal called the sea-goat, half goat and half fish. While the front half of Capricorn is on solid land, making practical decisions to get ahead in life, the back half is swimming, dreaming, imagining and feeling. And those dreams become real. Because where there is water and earth, there is an extraordinary power to manifest. Saturnine discipline makes dreams come true.

In fact, Capricorn and Saturn were traditionally associated with witchcraft in western culture. In astrologer Marguerite Hafeman’s chart study of 30 magic workers, including Aleister Crowley, Sybil Leek, Jack Parsons, and Elsie Wheeler, she found patterns having to do with the sign of Capricorn and its ruling planet. Virtually all of the charts had “two or more of the following characteristics: at least two planets in Capricorn, Capricorn ruling on one of the angles or on the 6th, 8th, or 12th house cusps; Saturn located in one of these houses, Saturn angular; Saturn prominent by occult sign, e.g. Saturn in Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces. All but two charts had Saturn involved in complex aspect patterns…there seems to be a correlation between the more “potent” practitioners and complex, hard aspect patterns involving Saturn.”

This association probably contributed to the labeling of Saturn as a malefic. Historically in western culture, witches have been feared for their power. Capricorn is the sign of authority, and working magic puts one in a position of authority, manipulating the energy of the universe to manifest one’s will. In this era of late stage capitalism and scientific materialism, we tend to think of “authority” as synonymous with business and government, hence the depiction of Capricorn as a paragon of material success. But there is so much more to Cap than that.