Friday, April 20, 2012

Tree Astrology

Ancient Fir Trees

I stumbled across this and thought I'd share. Its pretty interesting, and notice, a few trees have only one day. Wonder what that means? Its fun anyway to share and have fun with family and friends!~ And remember, without trees, we wouldn't be able to breathe! Are there trees on the moon? No. But there should be huh?

This personality profile matches your birth date to a variety of tree.

Find your birthday and then find your tree...

Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 - Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 - Beech Tree
Dec 23 to Dec 31 - Apple Tree

APPLE TREE (the Love) - of slight build, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and beloved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.

ASH TREE (the Ambition) - uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be egotistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over the heart, but takes partnership very seriously.

BEECH TREE (the Creative) - has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)

BIRCH TREE (the Inspiration) - vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

CEDAR TREE (the Confidence) - of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, Likes luxury, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, likes to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

CHESTNUT TREE (the Honesty) - of unusual beauty ,does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice, vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritates easily and sensitive in company, often due to a lack of self confidence, acts sometimes superior, feels not understood loves only once, has difficulties in finding a partner.

CYPRESS TREE (the Faithfulness) - strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, content, optimistic, craves money and acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic, and careless.

ELM TREE (the Noble-mindedness) - pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, Modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

FIG TREE (the Sensibility) - very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its Family, children and animals, a bit of a social butterfly, good sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness, of practical talent and intelligence.

FIR TREE (the Mysterious) - extraordinary taste, dignity, sophisticated, loves anything beautiful, moody, stubborn, tends to egoism but cares for those close to them, rather modest, very ambitious, talented, industrious, discontented lover, many friends, many foes, very reliable.

HAZELNUT TREE (the Extraordinary) - charming, undemanding, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody, and capricious lover, honest, and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment.

HORNBEAM TREE (the Good Taste) - of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgement in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

LIME TREE (the Doubt) - accepts what life did way, hates fighting, stress, and labor, dislikes laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous but loyal.

MAPLE TREE (Independence of Mind) - no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life wants to impress.

OAK TREE (the Brave) - robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

OLIVE TREE (the Wisdom) - loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

PINE TREE ( the Particular) - loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, everything disappointments until it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.

POPLAR TREE (the Uncertainty) - looks very decorative, not very self-confident, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

ROWAN TREE (the Sensitivity) - full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

WALNUT TREE (the Passion) - unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

WEEPING WILLOW (the Melancholy) - beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Who Am I? ~ Discovering Your True Inner Spiritual Essence

This question, asked so often, suggests that there is actually a plausible answer. Almost as if our being were a fixed thing. People who ask this sort of question are typically struggling with their identity and are searching for a core sense of themselves. The irony is that the more you seek to identify who you are, the more fragile you are likely to feel about yourself. There may be an inverse correlation between the question being asked and the ease with which you experience your life. The emphasis shouldn't be on discovering who you are (what is buried beneath) but on facilitating the emergence of what you'd like to experience.

Our identity should be seen as an ongoing process. Rather than a static snapshot, we should embrace a flowing sense of self, whereby we are perpetually re-framing, re-organizing, re-thinking and re-considering ourselves. How different would life be if rather than asking who am I, we contemplated how we'd like to engage life? A sense of inadequacy often informs the question around "Who am I?" As people engage the deepening complexity of understanding themselves, they would fare much better to devote themselves to the unfiolding process of life. Witnessing our thoughts, not reacting out of old habit, and becoming present enable us to better craft our lives. As such, the identity that we seek fires the wave of life, enriched by the flow.

Imagine that you've been in prison for twenty years, incarcerated since the age of eighteen. You literally have no adult life experience outside of the penitentiary. Your sense of self is tragically limited. You might ask yourself, "Who am I? This would likely provoke a fragile sense of self that paradoxically might leave you most apprehensive about your imminent release. You'd hardly choose to remain imprisoned until you could find your identity. You'd have to permit that new sense of self to flow from your new experiences.

Upon divorce, many people, mostly women, are often confronted with a distressing thought. They claim that they don't know who they are. More to the point, they may not know who they are as a single, autonomous adult, not partnered.  After all, how could they?  Rather than remaining mired in fear, you'd need to summon up a sense of wonder and adventure. There is a new sense of self waiting to be born. You get to re-craft yourself along the way.

At the other end of the identity continuum are those who claim to know themselves so well. This other extreme also signifies a fragility about one's identity. To know yourself so well leaves no room for growth. Even more, it suggests a deep vulnerability that is being defended against, as if it were too dangerous to take a closer look.

It makes perfect sense to seek a deeper sense of self. To become intimately aware of your thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears is obviously advisable. The key is to engage your sense of self as malleable, more like a willow tree than a sturdy oak. The willow is flexible and survives the storm as it bends with the wind, whereas the more rigid oak is more likely to crack.

The universe purportedly exists in a state of flowing potential. And it is essential to understand that we are indeed part of that universe. The goal then is to access that potential, keeping the parts of our identity that continue to serve us well and shedding the old, habitual pieces that constrain us. This process is known as positive disintegration. This permits us to find balance between the extremes and enter into a relationship with self that commits to our personal and spiritual evolution.

This is an interesting exercise I heard on one of my favorite radio stations many moons ago while I was crafting my magical items one afternoon. I stopped in my tracks right then, grabbed a pen and paper and began to listen to the soft and comforting voice which was streaming through the airways into my world, offering me the opportunity to find out who I was. I was excited to hear the questions!

You will ask yourself two questions and write them down on a piece of paper, and as you ask yourself these questions, what comes to mind first is your answer. These answers will pertain to who you are on a spiritual level, how "you" see yourself in terms of your moral characteristics, what you think of yourself in terms of who you are. Not what you may think others think of you. For instance, if you think of yourself as a competitive person, your answer might be competitive. If you perceive yourself as being loving or caring, your answer might be kind or gracious. If you perceive yourself as being stubborn, then your answer is stubborn closed minded. The idea of this exercise is to answer the questions with honesty, no matter what the answer may be, so that you may reveal to yourself who you really are. This is a great exercise that reminded me once again, to remember, embrace and re-discover my true identity and my spiritual essence. But this one really hit home for me, which is why I want you to try it. Its so easy and you might find yourself doing this perhaps annually to just, step back, and reevaluate any changes that you have made, re-discovering yourself again, and how you have flexed with the ebb and flow, much like the willow Tree. Be honest and write down the first thing that pops into your mind.

So, sitting quietly with pen and paper, ask yourself those two questions:

* I am?

* What am I?

Now, how do you feel about those two answers, those two words you just wrote down?

Once I wrote down the answers to these two simple questions, I felt empowered and happy inside! And suddenly I am reminded of the power and spiritual essence of Nancy. The answers to those two questions for me, and I don't mind sharing were:

What I am? STRONG

So there you have it. Your first name is "I am?" and your last name is "What I am?" So in this exercise, my name is "Honesty Strong". And frankly, thats better than Mean Bitch, Dishonest Thief or Nagging Housewife right? And if you find that the answers to the questions aren't quite what you expected, then therein lies your enlightenment that you may feel it necessary to make changes in your life to create the divine spiritual essence you seek to be. The idea here is to be completely honest, with yourself. Don't sugar coat your thoughts for the sake of making yourself feel or look good. This is your own personal exercise which need not be shared with others. It is the mirror which will allow you to take a good hard look at who you really are, how you may or may not be perceived by others, and your true spiritual essence at this moment in your life.

Please feel free to share your thoughts or even share your answers with a comment ~ Love and blessings to all ~

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Summer Sunset Candles ~ A White Magick California Dream

There is nothing quite like a summers sunset as the sun's trailing edge falls below the horizon to the west and we await the coming of twilight. As the days of summer grow longer, the days get longer and the sunsets occur later every day until the day of the latest sunset, which befall after the Summer Solstice.

The first phase of a sunset is called sunset. The colors are pale pastels with sun drenched hues of oranges, pinks and yellows. When the sun's edge falls completely below the horizon and the sun can no longer be seen, thats twilight time. Colors become darker, hues of deeper yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue in all different shades. Then dusk befalls and we behold the darkest colors of all, deep reds, blues, purples, and even shades of orange. Dusk is a sight to behold. I've witnessed many a sunset, twilight and dusk here living on the coast of Northern California my whole life and spent many evenings sitting on the beach, barefoot, just listening to to soft roar of the ocean, watching the waves roll in upon the soft sand, and watching the sun fall from sunset, then twilight, then to dusks blue darkness. I guess you could say I've been blessed. Although as a teenage while surfing, I experienced a near death experience in Capitola CA. It was then when I realized the strength and power of the oceans and seas. But standing at the edge of where the ocean meets the land, theres a special kind of magic in that. You are standing at the edge of two worlds. One of humankind and one of a world we have yet to discover..... the world of the sea and the animals that call the oceans their home. But thats a whole other story ~

Summer Sunset Fusion Candles are perfect for illuminating your sacred spaces all throughout the season of summer. Beautifully hand poured and drenched in pink and orange, the colors we see during a California sunset, each candle is scented with the essence of the Golden Sun. A sweet blending of Lemon Zest, Lemon Verbena, Grapefruit, Lime, Lemongrass, Lily and Creamy Vanilla Sugar. The Faeries will love this!~ Each candle is adorned with a Sun and Moon Silver charm. Coming next week, Twilight and Dusk Fusion Candles!~ Oh, they're gonna be pretty too! Wonderful and aromatic additions to your Summer Solstice and Midsummer decor, altar, rituals, celebrations and summer parties! Not to mention those intimate nights after sunset..... Every summer is a "Summer of Love" ~

Please visit my shoppe and peruse my handmade candles and other handmade witch wares that my daughter Sydni and I create to share with you. We've been sharing the magic for almost 20 years now and are truly blessed to still be able to do what we love the most.... making magick and living the dream while breathing in and bathing in the Summer Sunset ~

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See you there!~  And many magickal blessings to you ~ Nancy )O(