Monday, April 30, 2007

MAY DAY MAY DAY

That's right, Beltane is TOMORROW! For those of you who celebrated this past weekend in Central Park (and elsewhere) - I hope you had a blessed event. And for those of you who haven't celebrated yet...
Please join Nancy Venus and I at Wantagh Park for the
14th Annual Maypole Event

Saturday, May 5th, 2007, 11 AM to 6 PM,

Wantagh Park, NY, 2007 Raindate: Sunday, May 6th

Lexa will be giving a lecture on the Sacred Tarot. There will be other workshops on the magickal arts and wonderful craftspeople selling god/dess and wiccan wares. We will dance the Maypole and jump the joyous Beltane fires. Who will be crowned as new May King and Queen?
Come and join in the celebration of this ancient and sacred fertility rite which brings prosperity to all who participate.

for more info about this blessed event check out this link:
Beltane Magick

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spell of the Day-Moore Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich is suing Dick Cheney and is filing articles of impeachment against the Vice President. Michael Moore's made a new film called Sicko. It will debut at Cannes in May. Moore's new film addresses the horrific state of the U.S. Healthcare System and includes a segment with 9/11 emergency workers who took a boat to Cuba to get treatment they couldn't get in America. Cuban doctors use natural and herbal remedies because the population does not have access to (nor are they manipulated by) the big pharmaceutical companies and their "wonder drugs". And guess what! Cubans are healthier than people in the U.S.!

So what have you been up to? Hey, that's cool, I can't say I've done too much for the world (or my country) this week either. But today is a great day to lend your support, energy, visualizations, and prayers to these two individuals so they can SHINE. The moon is in Leo and today's focus is RECOGNITION and HEALTH. So let the healing begin by focusing on the true nature of what ails us! Please light a yellow candle for Dennis and Michael and wish them well with their important and LIGHT filled work. Michael is an Aries and Dennis is a Libra. Although they are opposite signs, the Moon and Jupiter trine both their Suns and this aligns them for success. These guys are on a mission and the more LIGHT we can generate for them, the easier it will be for them to get their message across and true healing and positive change to take place. They are doing their part. Let's do ours! So Mote it Be!

You can also send an email through The People's Email Network to let your Congress and House representatives know how you feel on this issue.
If you believe that Vice President Cheney should be impeached, then vote "Yes" .
The grounds of the proposed impeachment are that the Vice President:
  1. fabricated a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction,
  2. purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda, and
  3. has threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States, all in detriment to the national interest of the United States.
The text of the resolution, the articles of impeachment, and all supporting references can be found at http://kucinich.house.gov/spotlightissues/documents.htm.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Beltane Celebration in Central Park

The following is a Lady Venus approved event and don't forget Beltane in Wantagh Park (Long Island) on the following Saturday of May 5th where Lexa be giving a free class on the sacred Tarot.

CHARMED BY STARR
PRESENTS
BELTANE IN THE PARK SABBAT Celebration
APRIL 29th 2007
3-5pm

Purpose: Desire, sensuality, passion, may poles, flower garlands, love magicks, protection of animals.

Considered to be one of the 4 Great Sabbats.

In ye olde tradition we will have a Maypole Dance, Jumping the Cauldron, and a guided meditation.

As we welcome Beltane one of the most important festivals of the pagan year traditionally marking the arrival of summer in ancient times. With its counterpart Samhain, Beltane divides the year into its two primary seasons, Winter the Dark and Summer the Light.

It’s the festival of fertility, celebrating beginnings and reproduction, the height of Spring and the flowering of life. Beltane is also known as May Eve, May Day, and Walpurgis Night.

It’s a “between time” when the veils between the two worlds are at their thinnest and most fragile. The two worlds intersect at the crossroads of Beltane where they intermingle and unite and anything may happen. It’s the time when the Faeries return from their winter respite, and people placed rowan branches at their windows and doors for protection from the otherworld. It’s a time of divination and communion with Faery Folk and all Nature Spirits

Beltane, or Beltaine, is the celebration of two powers joining to bring creation, in this case, the Goddess and the God. The two form a sacred union, from which comes creation, growth and harmony. The God, now grown, becomes enraptured with the Goddess and from their love, all of nature grows and flowers. It is a time of sensuality and sexuality, the reawakening of the
earth in vivid colours, vibrant scents, fresh greenery and the sheer joy of summer after a long dormant winter

Bring food and drinks eg: fruits, grape juice, cakes, cookies, veggies and dip, sandwiches it is a large picnic. etc.

Attire: Suggested colors are pink, yellow, green, violet, red, white (not required for attendance). (bring blankets to sit on, and a chalice if you have one)

COME AND ENJOY. Phone: 917-378-5012/347-756-7486

Bring blankets or sheets to sit on when needed.

$5.00 charge for expenses.

IF ANYONE HAS HAND INSTRUMENTS PLEASE BRING AS MANY AS POSSIBLE WE DID INFORM THEM WE WILL HAVE MUSIC bring them, we create our own music.

Email: Events@CharmedbyStarr.
CharmedbyStarr.com /Co-host Phoenix Rising Moon Coven

THANK YOU. BLESSED BE.

Directions: The Dairy in Central Park: permit confirmed for: The Dairy Celebrants would be met at entrance at 60th and 5th Ave. (N, R, W trains across the street from 60th and 5th) Someone would be there with a Beltane Sign at 2:30pm. Directions: Enter at 60th & Central Park head North West you will see the pond on the left then you will see Wollman rink on the left. Then to your immediate right you will see a giant stone mountain, directly behind that giant stone mountain is The Dairy one of the few unbooked remaining spaces that day.

Beltane Magick is Just Around the Corner!





Gather ye Faires large and small Come ladies and lords one and all!
That's right - it's almost time for the...




14th Annual Maypole Event

Saturday, May 5th, 2007, 11 AM to 6 PM,

Wantagh Park, NY, 2007 Raindate: Sunday, May 6th

Lexa will be giving a lecture on the Sacred Tarot. There will be other workshops on the magickal arts and wonderful craftspeople selling god/dess and wiccan wares. We will dance the Maypole and jump the joyous Beltane fires. Who will be crowned as new May King and Queen?
Come and join in the celebration of this ancient and sacred fertility rite which brings prosperity to all who participate.

for more info about this blessed event check out this link:
Beltane Magick


this is a family friendly event!

blessed be
Lexa

Friday, April 20, 2007

Bestest Blog Backfires

Hey what's up with Bobby Griffiths of "Bestest Blog of All Time"? I went to check out his site and this is what I found:
This blog is under review due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations and is open to authors only
The Bestest Blog of All-Time
http://www.bestestblog.com/
Even the .com address doesn't lead anywhere. Hmm, I will say that I met many interesting bloggers through his site - but what now? Do we all need to band together and work a Return to Sender spell to get Bobby to refund our money? I sent him regular donations to keep my blogs in his top 100 listings. I heard his interview on Dr. Blogstein radio and it sounded like Bobby just needed some time and he was going to be back up and running. Well, certainly looks like he's running... Bobby's pulled a disappearing act!

While I'm on the subject, do you all know how to become invisible? Anoint a bloodstone with heliotrope oil and carry it in the left pocket. But PLEASE BE CAREFUL when crossing the street! Invisible people get run over every day!

Well, if Bobby is running a scam, undoubtedly, his karma will catch up with him - if it hasn't already! I guess it's time to take his link off my blogs. I know, Witch Dr. is a bit slow and this is already old news but still I thought it worth a mention. Griffiths should keep the site up just for the community of links. Or he should refund all the monies sent to him to keep those links up. And I've told him as much. 'Nuff said.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Magic Food



3 of my favorite magickal ingredients:
oranges are for LUV :)
lemons are for cleansing
eggs are for rebirth )O(

Spell of the Day-New Moon

It is a new moon in Aries - Time for ACTION!
By High Noon the Moon will move into Taurus - Time for HEALING!
TAKE AN ACTION TOWARD HEALING
Today is the day to perform the spell to IMPEACH BUSH!!!

Light a white candle and as the flame rises, ask by saying a prayer in your own words that this country rise to be the best it can be. Ask for all things to come to light regarding the Bush Administration so that the act of impeachment can begin and allow the healing to commence. Then write or call your representative in Congress and call for the immediate impeachment of Bush, Cheney, and the rest of their gang. It's time to let go of the darkness and let in the light! So Mote it Be!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Spell of the Day-Dark Moon

It is the dark of the moon.
A time to rid our lives of baneful things.
Today is the day to perform the spell to
IMPEACH BUSH!!!

Burn a short dark candle to completion and as the flame extinguishes, ask that this harmful administration be extinguished. Then write or call your representative in Congress and call for the immediate impeachment of Bush, Cheney, and the rest of their gang. It's time to let go of the darkness so the light can be let in. Pray to the dark mother for success in this wise and necessary action to rid our country of incompetence and evil.
So Mote it Be!!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

13 things about Friday the 13th

This is the first Friday 13th of 2007!

It is believed that on Friday the 13th...


1. Eve tempted Adam with forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden (which is why the day is unlucky for men).

2. Cain killed his brother Abel on a Friday. (unlucky for siblings.)

3.. Noah's Ark set sail into the great flood (which is why the day has become unlucky for sailors).

4.. G-d toppled the Tower of Babel and caused men to speak in different tongues (which is why people get scared and confused and have trouble communicating on this day.)

5.. The Temple of Solomon was destroyed. (a day of bad luck for Jews).

6. Judas was the thirteenth guest at the Last Supper and

7. Christ died on the cross that same Friday. (a day of bad luck for Christians.)

8. Friday was originally sacred to the Fertility Goddess Frigga or Freya. When the Norse and Germanic tribes converted to Christianity, the Goddess was banished to a mountaintop and called a witch. It is said that every Friday she met with 11 other witches and the Devil (a total of 13) to plan ill fated events for the week ahead for the people who had abandoned worship of her. (bad luck for ex pagans!)

9. Fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia.

10. In Greece, Spain, and Argentina, Not Friday but Tuesday the 13th is believed to be bad luck.
En martes, ni te cases ni te embarques, ni de tu familia te apartes. (on Tuesday, don't get married, don't start a journey, and don't separate yourself from your family).

11. On Friday, October 13, 1307, agents of King Philip IV began arresting the Knights Templar.

12. There are more traffic accidents on Friday the 13th and billions are lost in business because of superstition.

13. Friday the 13th is lucky for the WITCH :) and that luck can rub off so say hi to your local witch today and bring some good luck your way. Can't find a lucky witch to nuzzle up to? Ok, then press some cinnamon powder between your palms for good luck and chew on a bay leaf for protection and to ward off ill will. Drink Earl Grey tea (contains the sacred herb of Bergamot) for safety in travel.

Blessings and happy Friday the 13th!




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Monday, April 09, 2007

golden shower curse

Ah today I received a interesting question from OneVaQty who asks:
Can you hex a person by putting your urine on them?

Well OVQ,

I don't know if you can hex someone that way, but certainly you can PISS THEM OFF!!!

I do not recommend nor do I endorse putting your urine on another person. Indeed urine is very powerful and there are those who actually drink their own pee as part of urine therapy. It is believed to be very healing and therapeutic. Urine is also used in magick for protection. It is added to a witches' bottle of protection to keep all malevolent forces away from the practitioner.

I have heard of a hexing formula involving urine however it is not poured directly on the person to be hexed. With this spell, the witch buries a belonging of the one to be hexed in the dirt of a potted plant. The witch then pees into this pot for a full lunar year while yelling obscenities and curses into the pot. It is said that eventually the plant and the one to be hexed will both perish. Honestly, this sounds absolutely repugnant to me. Who in their right mind, body, soul would want to keep a pot full of stinking piss around the house for a year?! Talk about holding a grudge! Also FYI, OVQ - I happen to know an individual who has performed this spell. I also happen to know that the one buried in the piss pot is still living, thriving, and kicking. And the practitioner, I might add, is a miserable bitter soul with foul odors emitting from her house and person. Consider this well before taking a leak on someone else! There must be a better way to resolve your issues!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

13 Colors and Their Magickal Meanings







1 WHITE is a color of purity and cleansing. White candles are burned to bless spaces, remove negative energy, and to send spirits to the light.

2 BLACK is a power color and also used for cloaking. Often the color is connected with evil and used in satanic rites, but black is worn by the Wicca for cloaking. It is also representative of the dark Mother or Crone and her wisdom. Priests and Rabbis also wear black to symbolize submission to God.

3 YELLOW is a color of happiness and healing.

4 GOLD is a color of wealth and well being and also used to represent the god force. Gold candles are used on the altar to invoke the solar energies.

5 SILVER represents the Goddess and the energy of the moon. Silver candles are used on the altar to invoke the lunar energies.

6 RED is the color of the heart and the blood. It is an intense color of passion and sacred to both Venus and Mars. Red candles are burned for love magick. Red mojo bags are used in fast luck spells as red is energizing and makes things move quicker. (think of the red sports car). Red is the color to wear when you want to get noticed.

7 PINK is the color of romance. It is also used for stress reduction and flirtation.

8 ORANGE is a strong spiritual color and brings positive changes quickly. It is sacred to Mercury and considered a color for communication, creativity, and success.

9 BLUE is the color of peace and protection. It is a shielding color and good to use in visualizations for stress reduction and healing.

10 GREEN is the color of the fertile earth. It is also the color of money (at least in the U.S.). Green candles are used for prosperity and fertility spells. Green is also a color of healing and used in very serious cases to cure illness.

11 PURPLE is a power color and symbolizes royalty. It is used for control and also to increase psychic awareness. Purple candles are also burned to keep a mate from straying.

12 BROWN is the color of the earth. It is a very masculine color and used for grounding and centering. Use brown candles in rituals to save money or to deepen a relationship. It is also used for success in serious matters such as court cases.

13 GREY is used to neutralize and get rid of annoying or interfering elements.



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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

QUICK FIX


Dear Lexa,

First of all, I just want to say that I love your work. I find it to be a lovely and fresh approach to magick. Okay on to my concern. I have worked in my family business my whole life (I am 24 so it's not that long.). However I have to break free from it for various reasons and I am having a hard time due to a lot of anxiety (to the point of mild to moderate panic attacks.) Therapy is not working fast enough for me and I need to break free and find my own path but knowing what to do with my life is all very confusing. I do have a bachelors degree so I hope that it gives me more options. Do you have a spell to break free and find my own path as quickly as possible? Again thanks for your writings you are absolutely great.

Bright Blessings,
Jason

Wow Jason

Thanks for your compliments but you barely leave breathing room after saying such nice things. Why the rush? And why is it that so many people imagine that witchcraft offers the quick fix solution? It must be all those years of Samantha Stevens just twitching her nose and setting everything a right. A bachelors degree does not provide very many options in today's world. You may want to consider specializing in some field and that will take time. For a situation such as yours, this is what I would recommend:
  • Stay in Therapy. Maybe work with medication to get those panic attacks under control.
  • See a good psychic and astrologer for a thorough consultation to uncover your hidden potential and life path.
  • It is important to clarify that magick is the spiritual element to accompany your physical and emotional work. A spell is not enough in and of itself unless you are doing other things to increase your sphere of availability and influence. I highly recommend my book PowerSpells. It is chock full of rituals for career, business, removing blocks, making good decisions, and revealing professional paths. There are also several spells for fast luck included. It is important to understand that fast luck spells usually bring immediate (and often temporary) remedies that do not solve the long term issues.
  • Consider going to graduate school.
  • Take up meditation. Life's problems and challenges can not be worked out 'overnight'.
  • Allow yourself to enjoy the process and the journey. Believe me, you will 'arrive' soon enough! I have no doubt you will be terrific once you get where you want to be, but why not have some fun along the way?! For the most part, how you handle your process, will determine what kind of outcome you acheive. A hurried solution may bring you overnight success that quickly dissolves. I don't think that's what you want in the long run.
blessed be and best of luck
Lexa

FOLLOW UP

jason writes...

Thank you for choosing me. I do want to make it clear though I sound rushed because there is A LOT of almost unbearable pressure on me, not because I expected a quick fix. I had no intentions of stopping therapy or anything. I didn't mean to sound like I wanted a genie or anything. Other than that I do appriciate the advice.

Bright Blessings,
Jason


Lexa responds...

ah, why didn't you say so? In this case, please refer to this link to unblock or uncross your path. follow up with a bath in coconut milk to relieve undue pressure.

blessings
Lexa

Sunday, April 01, 2007

saturday and sunday

ah a busy schedule has made it almost impossible for me to blog. but I did not want to leave out the wonderful days of the weekend or the two days of sabbath: saturday and sunday. for most of us, they are days of rest and relaxation.

Saturday is sacred to Saturn and can be a day of hard work but also a day of hard partying! Magick for employment, separation, success, money, and power are all effective on this day.

Sunday is the day of the SUN. Magick for love, family, health, success, vision, spirituality, prosperity, and happiness are best performed on this day.

For more information on spells for Saturday and Sunday and Saturn and Sun magick and ingredients, check out my books Enchanted Evenings and the Encyclopedia of Magical Ingredients.