Category: Magic

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Once, I knew a Belgian ‘white’ witch who had been a powerful (hereditary) black magician. At the height of his powers, he could kill a man just by looking at him, or at least so he said. Sounds a bit much but I believed him – not the least because he had a Pluto Square Mercury and Pluto sextile Venus – both within seconds of … Read More The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Eclipse of the Day

Unless an eclipse triggers a sensitive natal aspect (i.e. between 5-13 degrees of Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini), or falls on your angles (i.e. cusps of the 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th houses), you are likely not to feel it too much. But if it does, then it will function like a power surge, provoking a crisis of some sort.

Using tomorrow’s Total Solar Eclipse to your best advantage

Tomorrow, 9 March 2016, at 2 AM GMT (London), there is a total eclipse of the Sun. As you probably know, this means that the Moon  passes between the Sun and Earth and hence completely blocks our view of the Sun. You probably also know that most calendar years have four eclipses, two of which must be solar eclipses and whilst total solar eclipses … Read More Using tomorrow’s Total Solar Eclipse to your best advantage

Body & Soul – Harnessing the Renaissance Magic of Marsilio Ficino

Worth reconsidering

Mars & Pluto / Occultism & Magic/ Purposeful Change

There’s something about natal combinations of Mars (personal will) and Pluto (raw power) that make them a force with which to be reckoned.

Is your heart still in what you’re doing?

Let’s face it – with such heaving energy prevailing – this year will be one long test.

Tarot ‘Year Card’ for 2014

This is a technique used to gain insight into the energies, opportunities, and events in store for me in the coming year.

Today is a Nine of Cups Day – be careful you might get what you want?

Fortune reminds us that if one likens the kingdom of earth to a great ship, Yesod would be the engine room. Because it partakes both in the nature of mind and matter, Yesod is the all-important energy with which you one works all magic designed to take effect in our physical world.

Literary Criticism / passage from Winterson’s ‘The Passion’ – how did I do?

With this example of intertextuality, our spiritual selves are challenged to rise above the negativity of the material world to be fully realised in the bosom of God. By referencing the Bible (Matthew 14:22-33), Winterson cleverly triggers brand awareness. God is a powerful spin-doctor.

Disreputable behaviour is nothing new …. or is it?

Cor had been born into a group of real-life wizards in the wilds of the Belgian Ardennes. They did things to people that would make Harry Potter’s toes curl.

Making Magic with the full moon in Taurus

With the full moon in Taurus tomorrow (17 May at 11:10 GMT), this is a very powerful time for working magic. To get the most out of this energy, you should ensure that your intent is in perfect harmony with it.  To accomplish this, requires an acute understanding of the nature of Taurean energy both at the spiritual and material levels. In the northern … Read More Making Magic with the full moon in Taurus

The Dangers of Magical Practice – Ego Gratification vs. the Divine

As transiting Neptune slides into Pisces, many will become more interested in the occult.   If you decide to dabble in anything more strenuous than practical household magic, it’s worth keeping in mind one point that just might save your life. In his excellent book, The Philosophy of Magic, Arthur Versluis reminds us that in both Eastern and Western traditions, Magic has always been worked … Read More The Dangers of Magical Practice – Ego Gratification vs. the Divine

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