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.
Re: I'm new at this..help? By: demise87 Dec 04, 2013
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1There is no easy spells specially for beginners u must read on how magic works and learn the basics go to newbie central on here it should explain some.2no u do not have to join a coven.3 any coven that suits u best.
Re: I'm new at this..help? By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Dec 04, 2013
Post # 3
Well, if you're serious about learning how to do magic and with starting from the rock-bottom then you don't start out by casting spells, you start out by learning how and why magic works.
You see, there is no such thing as an "easy" spell or a "beginner" spell. One either understands how magic works and has mastered the basics...in which case the magic will work..or you haven't done that sort of work..and no spell will work no matter how "easy" it seems.
Casting a successful spell involves much more than finding some spell on the internet or in a book, saying some words, lighting a candle, waving a wand of any of that sort of thing. In order for magic to work you need to understand how and why it works in the first place. Grounding and centering, visualization, focus and intent, energy manipulation, etc are all necessary first steps to even begin to have a chance at a spell actually working...and more importantly to prevent a spell from back-firing on you.
So, my advice for anyone who is truly serious is to start by reading a few books and practicing the exercises those books will give you. Once you have mastered the basics you won't need anyone to give you spells, you'll be able to create your own spells that will be far more effective than anything you find on the net. Here's the books I suggest:
"Before You Cast a Spell" by Carl McColman
"Spells and How They Work" by Janet and Stewart Farrar
"The Veil's Edge" by Willow Polson
"Modern Magick" by Donald Michael Kraig
It may be important to point out here that Wicca is a religion with specific beliefs and practices, not just spellcasting and magic. There are plenty of other magical practices that don't require religious beliefs. If you're not actually interested in the religion of Wicca you might want to look at other magical systems.
Re: I'm new at this..help? By: Evanora Dec 04, 2013
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Hi and welcome to SOM, here are some starter links to assist you:
Before you do anything like a spell or a ritual in witchcraft you must know how magick work and what is magick
Also I suggest that you have a look at these books
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunnigham
Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunnigham
The Truth About Witchcraft by Scott Cunnigham
Divination For Beginners by Scott Cunnigham
Re: I'm new at this..help? By: Nekoshema / Novice Dec 04, 2013
Post # 7
1. As mentioned, you need to know the basics of casting before actually doing it. [Walk before you run] read a few books, Raymond Buckland or Scott Cunningham are good starting points. [I'm on my phone so I can't type out a whole list, sorry] at the very least learn about meditation, energy work and circle casting before attempting a spell. Once you feel ready, I suggest a candle spell, the power comes more from the caster than items. Simply put, you charge the candle with energy and visualize your desired outcome while the candle burns out. This is the key to a successful spell, energy and focus.
2. No you don't. Both online and off some people prefer to study alone, nothing wrong with that. Join a coven to learn, have a second family, and if you want to post spells on the site. [You need to be in the council though. Be sure the spell works of course.]
3. Up to you. Find the one that teaches what interests you.