Carnelian

ImageSo what a week- the boss has been made redundant and I have resigned. The reasons I am leaving is basically it was making me sick with worry about what was going to happen. I liked that Sally left me to my own devices I could do what I want, when I want, if I wanted to I could be totally lazy; which if I was honest was a lot of the time. I would help anybody and everybody just to get out of sitting in front of the computer doing my paperwork. But now it has became the unknown; as I do most of the time  with the unknown I either jump in or I run, so this time I choose to run. It is my decision. I did try to mediate and tarot cards but couldn’t concentrate. My emotions rule in situation like this. 

I can talk to anyone and tell them lots of reasons and some of them are valid and maybe I should have waited till after Sally left but I had an overwhelming sense of dread and I hate feeling like that. Yes the universe may be saying to me shit you have done the wrong thing, for Ness found a job immediately and I expected one to fall in my lap but I am confident something will come along. I was hoping to convince Ness to go home but the universe cut me off at the knees in that as she said we need to have jobs to go to. Must agree with that one. Overall I am going to miss the place the people and the flexibility but I have done the deed and now its time to move on. “New Job soon would be nice universe.”

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 So on to the day- What happen in History today 9th Feb

Born today

              1897   –              

Australian aviator   Charles Kingsford Smith is born.

Australian   Explorers

 

1830 –

Captain   Sturt discovers Lake Alexandrina, near the mouth of the Murray River.

World   History

 

1942 –

The SS   Normandie burns and sinks in New York Harbor.

2012 –

Kodak   announces that it will cease producing digital cameras, pocket video cameras   and digital picture frames.

Princess Margaret passed over today 2002.

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So to mystical part of the day- Magickal correspondence (according to which book I am reading at the moment)

Goddess of the DayImage

Goddess Python daughter of Hera, she is depicted in the form of the dragon a little bit of fire about maybe. Pythia  the priestess of Pythons temple where known for their prophecies.

Contemplation

 I still my mind and look deep within for the guidance I need.

Moonrise 5.23am

                                                                                      Moonset 6.17pm

                                                                                       Waning Moon 2%

Saturdays are a good time to do spells with  banishing, protection, wisdom, spirituality, cleansing themes.

Colour best for the day is black or purple

Ruled by Saturn (a little obvious)

Gods and Goddess- Hecate and Saturn

Wearing the colors of the day, black and deep purple. Here’s your perfect excuse to be dramatic and  witchy. Empower these dramatic pieces of your wardrobe for protection and strength.

Burning black candles to absorb negativity and burning purple ones to increase your magical wisdom and boost your spirituality

Adding a touch of garden witchery to your Saturday spells by working with the pansy (in black or purple of course), the morning glory flowering vine, or the cypress tree.

Carrying an obsidian, hematite, or jet tumbled stone in your pocket to reinforce your personal protection and to ward off bad vibes and sour feelings. You can also add these  crystals to a candle spell on a Saturday night to really increase the punch of your spellcasting.

Cleaning your house and cleansing it while you are at it. Tap into those obstacle-removing vibes and the positive, concluding energies. This is interesting as my family traditional cleaning day was always Saturday and it still is to this day.

Closing up the final day of the bewitching week with a bang by calling on Hecate for protection and guidance.

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Carnelian

 

A stone I have always been drawn too. Today I would like to work with it a bit closer.

Carnelian carries the properties of Agate. Its colour range is red, orange or reddish brown. The deeper the colour the greater the influence. Carnelian is mined in India and South America.  Having the same chemical make up as Agate, when Carnelian grades into brown it is known as Sard. When it contains bands of white, it is known as Sardonyx. In addition, some very dark brown Carnelian can be classified as Jasper. The distinction between these is very fine and relies more on visual appearance than scientific analysis. As a result, it is very possible that one man’s Carnelian may be another man’s Sard, Agate or Jasper. Chemically, Carnelian is composed of Silicon Dioxide, SiO2, and gets its red colour from Hematite (Iron-Oxide, FeO2) impurities. Many Carnelians offered today are Agates which are dyed and then heat treated. Natural Carnelian will usually exhibit a cloudy distribution of colour.

 

LEGEND and LORE:

Carnelian has been considered a status symbol and only people of a high status wore it as jewellery and buried with it. It was also used by the Ancient Egyptians for protection magic. Carnelian has long been associated with courage and cleansing of the blood. It was believed that the stone would improve one’s outlook, making the individual cheerful and expelling fears.

 

We can use when working with the Chakra:  Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Heart

Vibrational Number: 5 and 6.

Zodiac sign: Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn and Leo

Element:   Fire

Planet:  Saturn, Mercury and Earth

Day:  Saturday and Wednesday

Deity:  God

This is a stone that can symbol Lughnasadh (sabbat 1st Feb), use it on your alter to symbolise the colour of the dying sun.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES:

Katrina Raphaell says that Carnelian can be used to “see into the past”. The “Crystal Oracle” says that Carnelian refers to the Self, and Current Conditions. It is a grounding stone, and associated with the Earth. As such, it is considered practical, sensible and balanced. Cunningham associates the stone with the element of Fire. He suggests it as a talisman against Telepathic invasion.

Keywords:  action/alertness/ Analytical/ Anger Apathy/ Balance/ Calming/ Centring/ Clarity / Concentration/ Confidence/ Courage/ Depression/ Energy/ Fear  /Grounding/ Guilt / Intellect/ Lethargy/ Love/ Protection/ Public Speaking/ Purification / Regeneration/ Sexual Energy / Shame / Sorrow / thought / Trauma/  Wisdom in magical actions/spells.

 Eases anxiety about death.

Carnelian treats lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and depression. It regulates the kidneys, and accelerates healing in bones and ligaments. Improves vitamin and mineral absorption and ensures good blood supply to organs and tissues. It is recommended for infertility or impotency. In addition it is used for purification of the blood. It has also been suggested that this stone will stop nose bleeding.

  

One of the best uses of carnelian is in jewellery. One can always benefit from the warm, joyful and energizing presence of this stone, be it in a bracelet, ring or a necklace. Carnelian can create an exquisite quality of energy when combined with most light blue colour stones, especially blue lace agate, turquoise and amazonite.

 

Something I didn’t know is the Carnelian is the gemstone for the 17th Anniversary.

Have you thought of create a crystal divination bag of crystals here is your first meaning towards creating this type of divination. The Divinatory meaning of orange Carnelian: You may get the chance to breathe new life into a relationship.  The Divinatory meaning of red Carnelian: Not a time to back down. Ask for what you need and do not settle for second best.

I know personally I have never dreamt of Carnelian but it is said to mean impending misfortunes.

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Looking after your crystals

Carnelian can be cleansed and recharged in the sunlight,  it will dispel negativity from other stones and crystals. So keep a piece with all your other crystals.

 

So that’s it for today- until next time Blessed Be

       
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