Star Magic: The Wisdom of the Constellations for Pagans & Wiccans
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Unleash the Magical Power of the Cosmic Wheel of the Year
Tap into the energy of the stars for divination, ritual, magic, and psychic work. Join author Sandra Kynes on an exploration of the night sky, looking beyond the moon to using the energy of the constellations in magic in ways meaningful to twenty-first-century Pagans and Wiccans. Explore the history associated with each constellation and notable stars, as well as ways to engage them, with help from seventy illustrations and a variety of star maps.
Organized around the Wheel of the Year, Star Magic lets you easily navigate chapters corresponding to both your current season and hemisphere. Discover the constellations of each season, from Virgo in spring to Aquarius in autumn, and dozens more. Use chakras, dream work, and astral travel to align with the stars and harness their power. With this comprehensive book’s simple and straightforward methods, you’ll reach a new level of magic and wonderment that is out of this world.
constellations Now that you have your flashlight and star map and are comfortable on your blanket or chair, where do you start? First, check your compass to find which way is north, and then orient your star map to it. If you are using a map in this book, north should be to your back so you are facing south. When you look at the sky, the easiest “landmark” (so to speak) in the Northern Hemisphere is the Big Dipper. Since it is part of a circumpolar constellation, it will be visible all year. If
Romans depicted Vesta as a star goddess whose pure flame was a beacon in the darkness of the night sky. According to Sumerian texts, the stars were home to the gods of creation. The Egyptians equated terrestrial geography with celestial fields and cities. To the people of India, earthly cities had heavenly counterparts, too. All royal cities in India were based on a mythical celestial city. In many cultures, temples were regarded as sacred mountains and the meeting point of heaven and earth.
lower part of his body into that of a fish so he could swim faster. Another myth concerns the origin of the cornucopia or horn of plenty. This story tells how a goat, owned by the nymph Amalthea, suckled the infant Zeus. In gratitude, Zeus removed a horn from the goat and told Amalthea that it would provide her with anything she desired. Eventually, the horn was passed along to the river god Achelous, who used it to replace one of his own that had broken. Achelous was usually described as a
corner of your house. Use the following incantation as you put them in place: “As winter storms soon will howl; Let protection begin now. No matter what comes, this house stands strong; And keeps us safe all winter long.” Before storms strike, have enough snowflake obsidian on hand to lay out Auriga’s star pattern. The white snowflake pattern on a black background makes this gemstone symbolic of winter storms. Because snowflake obsidian is also associated with protection, it will help strengthen
west, and north and south. Latitude lines run east and west parallel to the equator. Marking the distance from the equator, latitude is measured in degrees. You will find more information on latitude in appendix A. Knowing your latitude will help you determine which constellations will be visible to you. The equator is zero latitude. Latitude lines north of the equator are indicated with a plus sign, and those south of the equator with a minus sign. On the celestial sphere, latitude is called