Angel Advice for the week of Mon. 2 Dec. 2019 Look for the symbols!

Time for pleasure! Oh baby yassss!

Angel/Oracle Advice for the week of 2 Dec. 2019

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Decks used: The Angel Cards by Doreen Virtue Sacred Traveller Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

I wish you a happy and pleasurable week, full of symbols understanding to help guide you.

Blessed Be to you and yours, the Silver Sage Witch, of NewFound-Life.com

Angel/Tarot advice for your week

Angel/Tarot advice for the week of 11.11.2019

Comfort from the Angels is here for those of you who need it. Never give up hope!

The 11th of November is a very powerful time, especially right before the full moon!

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Thank you for being here and I really hope you’ll be able to use the advice from the Angels.

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Witches’ Familiars: The Good, the Bad, and the Weird

We’ve all seen the images of witches with their loyal cat or toad by their side. These witches’ familiars help them cast spells, or in the case of Harry Potter, deliver the mail.

But what are familiars and why are they so important to ideas around witchcraft? And what unusual familiars can we find in history, beyond the stereotypical black cat?

We’re going to look at exactly that, so grab your nearest pet for company, get comfy, and come with me into the world of witches’ familiars…

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Fabulous Folklore with Icy – Witches Familiar

Witch Familiars, Spirit Guardians and Demons

The folklore of the wicked witch and her diabolical animal familiar is a well-known and often repeated tale. When the seasons change and the nights get long it’s not uncommon to see images and symbols of a dark-cloaked witch with an evil black cat or toad at her side. This is a fantastic archetype of magic users wielding control over nature and animals, but it’s a far cry from the beliefs that started it all.

The concept of magical spirit creatures has resonated throughout history in creation myths, tribal traditions and religions, but it’s only relatively recently that magical animal and familiars became re-imagined as evil or dangerous companions. Historically, familiars or spirits were often seen as a type of guardian angel rather than an evil demon.

The Witch’s Familiar

Most people conjure up thoughts of the witch with cat or toad when speaking of familiars. In the days of widespread persecution of witches in Europe and North America during the Medieval and Early Modern periods, women accused of magic use and witchcraft were assumed to have a familiar, most often in the form of cats, dogs, owls, mice, newts or toads. These servants to witches were considered low-ranking demons, or even fairies. Legends of the time, British and Scottish contribution to the lore, said familiars fed on the blood of the women. The witches in turn used the animals for spell casting. The familiar could shape-shift, and spy on others. Many completely innocent pet lovers were persecuted for this ‘unnatural’ pairing, and the blame was placed on them for any kind of bad luck, such as milk spoiling or crops withering.

“During the Salem witch trials, there is little account of the practice of animal familiars, although one man was charged with encouraging a dog to attack by way of magical means. The dog, interestingly enough, was tried, convicted, and hanged.”  Patti Wigington reveals in  About Religion .

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One of the Histories of a Witch’s Familiar

If an illustration of a dubious event counts as fiction, then this late 1500s sketch could be the first reference to familiars:

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The author is unknown, but there is a description here:

An image of a witch and her familiar spirits taken from a publication that dealt with the witch trials of Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutten, Mother Devell and Mother Margaret in Windsor, 1579.

Whether the term “familiar” would have been used by the author at the time is unclear. However, the sketch was made some time after 1579 and in 1584 we find what is likely the first appearance of the term “familiars” in this context within the English corpus. This appears in the book Scot’s Discovery of Witchcraft, edited by Reginald Scot. (This could be earlier than Malleus Maleficarum.)

The term appears in the very long subtitle of the book:

Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Divels, Spirits, Or Familiars, and Their Power to Kill, Torment, and Consume the Bodies of Men, Women, and Children, Or Other Creatures by Diseases Or Otherwise, Their Flying in the Air…

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A Thought for Today

Time for Relaxation

I am not sure what the weather is like where you live but here in a western suburb of Chicago the sky is blue with puffy white clouds, we have a mild temperature and a slight breeze. Right now I am sitting in my backyard, that is quite and peaceful, my familiars were out earlier but decided to go back in.

This is Cleopatra. My 10 1/2 year old Miniature Pincsher.

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This is Starbabie. My 7 1/2 year old Chihuahua.
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When I go in, in a short while my day of relaxing will continue with me getting in even comfier clothes to read and do some color by number pictures on a couple of apps I have or I my Goddess or Celtic into coloring books.

What are you doing on this great Saturday in the Northern Hemisphere?

What are you dog on this great Sunday in the Southern Hemisphere?

Until we meet again blessed be dear ones!

Turtle Familiar

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By Hypatia

For Coven Life

30/06/2019

 

When this ancient soul enters your life it is prompting you to take a glimpse at immortality.

The turtle is connected to the power of peace, adventure, resilience, adaptation and productivity. People drawn to this energy are usually old souls, ones that are attracted to both the sea and land.

Many beautiful mythological stories have been told about this wondrous creature that possesses an eternal soul.

The Turtle is connected to the creation story time and time again, throughout many cultures.

  • In Hindu Mythology the world is thought to rest on the backs of four elephants that are standing on the back of a turtle.
  • In Africa it was though that the turtle gave all the animals their colours.
  • In North America of the Cheyenne tradition the Great Grandmother Turtle carries the whole world and of course creation itself on her back.
  • In Chinese mythology it was the turtle that helped create the world

It has been used as protection against evil, as good luck for voyages by sea and by land across the globe.

Most importantly I believe that the turtle energy helps us close all other books and begin to tell our own true tale. Turtle energy is behind all great storytellers and writers. So if you are feeling the need to be inspired as a writer or storyteller, try and connect to the Turtle, you might be pleasantly surprised with your creative writing and spoken word.

 

Happy Journeying

Bat Familiar

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Just like the Owl, the bat is the guardian of the night.

When the bat makes it’s presence in your life, it is often a sign of great transformation. This is a time to fully rely on your senses ones that heighten your psychic abilities.

Individuals drawn to his familiar are usually highly sensitive and extremely aware of their surroundings anyway. This is an animal that works on a sonar type system. Everything is energy, frequency and vibration to this beautiful and elusive creature.

This is an animal that is highly perceptive, intelligent and very social. Nothing escapes the instincts of the bat. People with bat familiars have the ability to see straight through any situation and people. Their ability to sense energy from this world and the next is truly uncanny. They have a synesthetic perspective of the world. In other words they have the ability to see, smell, hear and feel energy, frequency and vibration. These people with such familiars make wonderful energy workers and psychics. This type of sensing is second nature to such people.

As the bat is also connected to the underworld, be prepared to engage in some shadow work with this beautiful familiar. Shadow work can assists us to move from congested and stagnant energy that has accumulated within our body over time.

The bat familiar assists us to see the unseen, both in the other worlds and this.

As the famous scientist Nicola Tesla once said:

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

― Nikola Tesla

It looks like the elusive bat has already beat us to it!

 

Cobra Familiar

Written By Hypatia

For Coven Life

15/06/2019

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The serpent throughout history has endowed us humans with much power usually reserved for Gods, Goddesses, Kings and Queens.

In ancient Egypt it’s symbolism adorned the crowns of the most powerful Kings and Queens, especially that of the Cobra. Cleopatra from the Ptolemaic blood line in Alexandrea is often depicted with such a powerful serpent on her crown, as so were other Kings and Queens in her blood line thought to be descendant from the Gods themselves.

The Cobra is a symbol of not only mysticism, magick and majesty, but also one of great and infinite or eternal power, something the Egyptian Kings and Queens found very alluring.

It is the connection between life and death and one that represents the afterlife that links the Cobra to mysticism and the occult.

Cobra Familiar is certainly NOT for everyone, a mystical animal that usually attracts the advanced magickal practitioner, or devout students of the magickal arts, allowing them to see through the veil, assisting them to connect with chthonic Gods and other spiritual beings.

It is important that such a familiar is accepted with a pure heart, a clear mind and a ready nourished soul, as the Cobra can offer alluring prospects just to test and throw you off your path. Beware of the Cobra’s hypnotic gaze.

Once this is mastered and understood the Cobra is a profound inner teacher. As a spiritual teacher the Cobra teaches us how to pause, wait and be patient. It can be a fierce protector, teaching us how to be wise and humble.

Cobra brings out your full potential and power. It can be very empowering and somewhat intoxicating seeing this, therefore it is important that you understand that all power is to be respected and used with utmost care and for the good of all. Learn to tame your beast.

When the cobra energy is out of balance it can become egocentric and egotistical. Self illusions and delusion of power and grandeur. Many ancient Kings and Queens have fallen in this trap.

If the Cobra Familiar does appear in your life, ask yourself if you are ready to become a student and unlearn all that you have learnt only to learn all over again.

A Special Warm or Cold Weather Treat for our Beloved Familiars and/or Pets

Let me start by saying I am a certified veterinarian assistant and took extra courses to specialize in canine health and nutrition. I have worked with most breeds of dogs some my first in at age 14 to apprentice as a groomer and obedience training. After being a trainer for over 40 years I have found most humans needing training more than their companion….lol Check with your veterinarian before using the suggestions below to make sure it is ok to give to your familiar/pet. Lady Beltane and Coven Life are not responsible for any adverse effects these suggestions might have on your familiar/pet.

Now that the Northern Hemisphere is warming up any mammal you have as a pet and/or is your familiar just like us they need more water. But getting them to drink it is not easy. So years ago I came up with Pupciles. Now before I get comments and emails from vegetarian and vegan let me say to have a healthy canine or feline they have to have real meat in their diet without the nutrients near gives their body they will become sick. Felines and canines are carnivores not herbivores.

So if you do not eat meat or poultry ask someone you who eats meat to save you the juices in the pan after the meat has cooked, unless it was fried. You can buy ready made Chicken Broth but make absolutely certain it is Low Sodium. Never use any type of bullion or soup base mix as they are all extremely high in sodium. To much sodium for a feline or canine can cause kidney failure.

How to make Pupciles

For Warm Weather – For each 1 ounce/29.6 ml of the meat or poultry juice use 2 ounces/59 no of water. Stir well then put into an ice cube tray or a small containers that hold approximately 1/2  ounce/15 ml. Then place them into your freezer. Once they are fully frozen take them out of the ice cube tray or other container and store them in a zip lock freezer bag or other contains durable for the freezer. Then use your own judgement to give them a Pupcile. If you live in a hot climate or anytime I see your dog or cat panting in the heat give them one. The size measurements are for small dogs under about 20 pounds/600 grams. Do not adjust the ratio of 1 part meat juice to 2 parts of water. Felines and canines only sweat through their tongue by panting. In the warm weather you need to watch for signs of them over heating and economy dehydrated. The most common signs are heavy panting, being lathgic, If I up their top lip if the gums are light pink to white this means your pet/familiar is getting dehydrated which means their entire body is over heating. Just like humans any  mammal can get heat exhaustion or have a heat stroke. If you think this is happening within fur baby call you veterinarian immediately. Also move the animal to a cooler  place, place a towel that is wet will room temperature water, and offer them cool not icy cold water. Upon reaching your vet explain in detail what is going on with you fur baby and what steps you have taken to help cool it.

 

For Cold Weather – Make the Pickles as above. When I come in from a walk or your familiar has been outside playing just put one or two Pupciles in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until the melted as time will vary because of Pupcile size and/or microwave strength. For those who prefer not to use a microwave I suggest you take 2 servings of Pupcile out of the freezer place them in a bowl to melt and then warm them to approximately 99 degrees F/ 37 degrees C. Make sure to check theirs eats and the pads of the feet for any discoloration as it cold be the start of frost bite. If you see this call your vet immediately explain in detail how long your fur baby was outside, the location where the discoloration is, the color and size of it. What to can do until you talk to your vet is wrap your fur baby in a warm blanket and off it something warm to drink such as melted Pupciles. Take one or two of the premade ice cubes out, place them in a microwave-safe bowl most microwaves can be set between 20 and 30 seconds for the ice cubes to melt. Make sure the liquid will not burn your beloved familiar’s mouth and then give it to them to drink.