AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Try to be patient and understanding. You will have original ideas for ways to make extra money. A female colleague may cause problems for you.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Be honest with yourself before getting involved with someone who is likely to lead you on. You need to start planning that vacation. Concentrate on spending quality time with children and friends.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Expect to have more people on your domestic scene. Don't overspend on friends or children. You need time to make things better.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) You may find that someone you live with may be irritable; you're best to leave them alone. You mustn't take on other people's responsibilities or you may find yourself irritable and exhausted. Sign up for courses or join fitness clubs.
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) Don't let your emotions interfere with moneymaking deals. Minor accidents could occur if you don't take precautions. Have some fun, but draw the line if someone tries to fast talk their way into your heart.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Listen and formulate your course of action. You will be indecisive. Take action. Look into ways to make your home more comfortable.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) Social activities or travel should be in your plans. If you can work at home, do so. Your ability to dazzle others with your unique and innovative ideas will attract attention.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) Your boss may be pushy. Throw yourself into your work. You have your own family to consider as well. Go after your professional goals.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Difficulties relating to children will be stressful. Be cautious of making any residential changes today. Don't be too eager to give a piece of your mind or even your opinion today.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) Added knowledge will give you the edge when dealing with peers. You should want to feel good about yourself and your goals. Children will be of major concern if you haven't kept the lines of communication open.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) You may have ignored or neglected your mate lately. Family may not want to get involved but an entrepreneur will. Cutbacks at work will be a cause for worry.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Social activities or travel should be in your plans. If you can work at home, do so. Your ability to dazzle others with your unique and innovative ideas will attract attention.
Well, first to start off, it's best to know what you are using it for. I've seen many ppl use a BOS as a spellbook, and others use a grimore as a spellbook instead, keeping the BOS as a ritual diary. Either ones fine, but there is one custom trait that almost every BOS has. Like most profesional witch's items, they all are different in some way; no two are the same.
If you are using it as a spellbook, Its best to write down as many corrert corrospondents you can find, such as: herbs, items, metals, crystals, trees types, moon phases, flowers, major dieties, oils, incence, what they do, ect. After that, spells and rituals you have tryed yourself and proven possible (you dont wanna have a non-working spell in there before you do it), basic notes of how long they took to take effect, what the timing was, the corrospendents to that spell, ect. You will also wanna write down any techneques you find usuable and workable along the way. Not everybody ways for doing somethings are the same, and you just might find a better way. (so keep everything writen down)
If your using it as a journal, you'll wanna basically write down what you did magickal that day. I doesn't matter if it was just meditation, put it in there along with your thoughts, furture plans, dates of spells and outcomes. You can even use pictures, poems, whatever to help explain your feelings. Its basically your book, you can put anything in it.
You can even use it for both a journal and a spellbook if you wish. Just remember though, the more you write in it, the more power from you it gets. Handwriten BOS are almost always better than ones put together with typed paper. And do not let anyone see it, let alone read it but you read it. I hope I helped you. ^^ If you have anymore questions on Books of shadows, just pm me and Ill help you.
A book of shadows should never be read by anyone but the person who wrote it. Unless they are told otherwise. A BOS (for short) can house spells, enchanments, thoughts, ideas, learned information, or a list of things you wish to learn. It can be decorated any way you like. A BOS should always be made by yourself. However, it can be a gift from someone...but ONLY if you trust them!!! For example the one i have my aunt made for me as a Yule gift.
I'm making my own Book of Shadows. I am writing the spells in English, but My thoughts I will make up my own code for, or use the Angelic Alphabet. This way, if it falls into the wrong hands, no one but my self can read it.
A book of Shadows can be as simple as a notebook that you have written spells and other things in. It can be decorated however you want it. You could also have a cyber BOS. this is the same as a regular book of shadows, but with one difference. It's on the computer. I have both actually. since i have a laptop my cyber BOS goes everywhere with me. my actual book never leaves my house. I hope that this has helped you deside to create your own Book of Shadow.
honestly, a book of shadows is a witches way of recording their magickal life, in the way that they see fit. Like myself i write the knowledges I learn and the spells i make/ use on a daily basis. I have a spiritual journal for my actual daily thoughts and practices, aswell as feelings and experiences.
However, a BoS can be used in any way a witch sees fit.
Aswell, others are allowed to look in your book if you permit them, depending if you're a neo- or traditional witch.
traditional witch - only you and coven members may look inside (sometimes only you)
neo-witch - the witch who has opened their book and does not care who glances in, however nothing can be taken out of the book by others nor be touched, unless from the same coven.
Best way to think of it is like a diary, its up to you how you treat it, aswell as it is up to you what your write in it. I myself, am more tradition but still neo. I let very few close friends even know that i practice witchcraft and even then they are not allowed in my BoS...some of my family doesnt even know it exists.