Magickal Goody for July 23 – Make Your Own Stick & Cone Incense

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How to Make Stick & Cone Incense

Incense has been used since early times for everything from scenting homes to religious ceremonies. Burned in the form of sticks or cones, incense can create a meditative air, or impart a sense of luxury and calm. Sticks and cones are imbued with scented oils that emit fragrance when burned.

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 oz. sandalwood
  • 1/3 oz. orris root

  • 1/6 oz. benzoin

  • 1/4 to 1/8 tsp. gum tragacanth

  • 1 tbsp. potassium nitrate

  • Mortar and pestle

  • Thin wood or bamboo sticks

  • Natural or synthetic oil (anything but regular petroleum)

  • Instructions

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        Grind up the sandalwood, orris root and benzoin in the mortar and pestle. Make the powder as fine as possible.

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        Mix together the 3 powders and place them into a bowl. In a seperate bowl, mix in 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. of water for every 3 tsp. you have of…

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    ‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for July 23

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    My Wiccan Walk:

    “Give without thought of return. For while we are giving with loving selflessness, life shapes for us our heart’s desire.” Love this

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    ‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
    By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

    How weak-willed we are at times when we’ve made a decision and know we must stand on it. It is so much easier to give in to the easy way of doing things.

    We are almost a “house divided against itself,” and the strain of staying with a decision seems almost our enemy. But we never gain much stature by giving in to ourselves against our better judgment. And we never get anywhere by scattering our efforts.

    Making a decision is difficult enough without losing one’s determination in following through. Laying down the responsibility is someone like warning children to behave themselves and then permitting them to continue to misbehave.

    How long has it been since you’ve proven to yourself that you mean business in carrying out a plan?

    A man of wisdom has written that we have firmness of character when…

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    July 23 – Daily Feast

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    July 23 – Daily Feast

    Much is lost through misunderstanding – and often because we want someone to know we are angry. We choose to think they intentionally displease us, though we know nothing of their circumstance of what their thoughts really were. It must be an ego-building thing to believe that someone is trying to offend us. Somehow it gives an importance where there had been none. We have the uncanny knack of building a sad story with such realism that it makes us think we are more important than we are. It is not enjoyable to be the kind of person who wants to misunderstand – not only other people, but also life itself. It is painful to be unhappy and disagreeable, but some cannot resist the temptation.

    ~ It has come to me through the bushes that you are not united (agreeable); come to me when you…

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    My Tarot Reading

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    Deck: The Witches Tarot
    Spread: Card of the Day
    Date: Thu Jul 24 06:09:26 EDT 2014

    Today’s Card
    Three of Swords (Upright)

    Keywords: Delay, personal betrayal, loss. A time of drama and tears. Sadness, conflict. A spell that has backfired.

    Reversed: Destruction, strife. The healing process is blocked. Until you work through your grief, you will not be able to move on.

    Presented by The Witches Tarot app from The Fool’s Dog.

    Dog Days of Summer

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    http://www.llewellyn.com/spell.php?spell_id=5648

    Sirius, the dog star, is most easily seen this time of year, which led the ancients to believe he was the cause of the hot, sultry weather often experienced from July 24 to August 24(in the Northern Hemisphere). | During these dog days, we are encouraged to remember our canine companions and pets in general. Remember to keep lots of water available. Do not leave pets outside too long, and never ever leave a pet in a car, even with the windows cracked. For those who have no pets, please consider making a donation or money or supplies to a local pet shelter or animal rescue organization. | Take a few moments before you retire this night to send out good and positive energy for all the creatures of the earth.

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    Home & Hearth Magick for Wednesday, July 23

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    Home & Hearth Magick for Wednesday, July 23

    On Wednesday cast for communication matters and to improve good luck

    Planetary Influence: Mercury

    Household Symbols: Phones, television, computers, letters, silver coins

    Colors: Orange or purple

    Kitchen Spices: Dill and celery seed

    Source

    Cottage Witchery
    Natural Magick for Hearth & Home
    Ellen Dugan

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    The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, July 23rd

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    The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, July 23rd

    Wednesday (Mercury): The conscious mind, study, travel, divination, and wisdom.

    Mysteries of Santa Cristina (Italian)

    Waning Moon

    The Waning Moon (from the Full Moon to the New) is a time for study, meditation , and little magical work (except magic designed to banish harmful energies).

    Moon Sign: Gemini

    Gemini: Things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. Time for shortcuts, communication, games, and fun.

    Moon enters Cancer 10: 59 pm

    Cancer: Stimulates emotional rapport between people. Pinpoints need, supports growth and nurturance. Tends to domestic concerns.

    Moon phase: Fourth Quarter

    Incense: Marjoram

    Color: White

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    The Witches Correspondence for Wednesday, July 23

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    The Witches Correspondence for Wednesday, July 23

    Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters
    Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
    Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
    Sign: Virgo
    Angel: Raphael
    Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
    Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
    Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
    Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender
    This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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