AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
Hello all, I've created a list of cheap household items you could use for magickal items of you don't have money to buy supplies or just want something cheap.
For the Athame, you could use a butter knife, a kitchen knife, a plastic knife, etc. anything that has a cutting edge. (Doesn't have to be sharp either).
For the Wand, you can be like me an use an ornate chopstick, a branch from a tree, a ruler, a pencil, a pen, your finger, or a wooden dowel. Anything that is long and thin will work.
For the Chalice, you could use a glass, a wine glass, a champagne flute, a plastic cup even, Just anything that can hold liquid.
For a pendulum, you can use a necklace/pendant with a gem or crystal on it.
Now remember to only use those items for your workings, and NOTHING else. It's all about the symbolism folks.
For some, the difference of appearance in the Boline and the Athame is that the former is single-edged (for cutting herbs, carving candles, anything that is physically cut, etc)and the latter is double edged (showing energy cuts both ways, often times only cuts energy).
The sickle (curved blade used for plant harvest) is sometimes grouped in with the boline.
When skilled enough in energy manipulation, you can create an athame of pure energy, or charge an item with the energy for that purpose. I no longer have a physical athame, but I have used a manipulated energy athame for my craft and it still works. Basically, you condense the energy and shape it into a blade to use for your rituals.
Truthfully, the part that counts in any Magickal tool is the subtle energy you are using, so it's less about the degree of skill and more about what works best for your energy flow. In other terms, it's all preferential.
What I personally like about physical tools is that no matter how many times you cleanse the energy from it, there is always a residual etheric energy the resonates from it. When charged with my energy, it shows a bond between the two. We have a physical life for a reason (whatever it may be) and I like to honor this physical realm by including objects from it in my practices. It is really no different then gathering, say leaves in the Autumn to honor that season of nature.