February
Liminal Landscapes
A portal for dimensional living
As winter loosens its hold on the world, and light returns bringing life, we again look outward. We are able to once again feel the amazing
creative force of Nature as she awakens. No longer is the world a place of forbidding darkness and cold but now each breeze carries the promise
of spring. Hope returns with the light. February 2nd, our  modern groundhogs day is the remnant of an old German weather predicting custom one
in which a groundhog is observed (then it was a badger). If the emerging groundhog sees its shadow, winter weather will last for six more weeks
but if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges, then spring will come early.

If Candle mas be fair and bright,
Winter has another flight.
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Winter will not come again.

Groundhogs day was once known as
Imbolic, a seasonal turning point of the Celtic calendar, the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring
Equinox. This cross-quarter day marks the first stirrings of spring. For the modern spellcaster, Imbolic is a time of purification when one sheds
habits not suited for them and renews their vows. It is also the time for a good spring clean. The first step in any magickal working is to prepare
the space for energy. If you are feeling stifled and your energy is blocked you will be hard pressed to create any magick because magick needs
an environment that allows for energy flow.

Choose one room and begin by clearing out the clutter. Look around at all the things you never use and ask yourself, do you really need it? If the
answer is no, then throw it out; donate it or recycle if you can. This is the act of space clearing, or the act of releasing the old and stifled to
allow the flow of fresh energy into space you've made. After you've deemed what is going. Sort it into piles for: trash, recycle and the donation
center and get rid of it. When you return, it's time to clean. You can add some magick to your cleaning by adding an herbal infusion to your wash
water. Make a strong decoction of the herb of your choice by adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb per cup of cold water. Bring the mixture gently to a
boil. Keeping covered, simmer for about 10 minutes. Then strain out the herb, add the decoction to your wash water, and clean.
February is the Month of Love
The energy of the Full Leo moon this Valentines makes it a perfect day to show yourself some love. Make this month a time of renewal as you
turn away from habits that are holding you back and foster habits to heal your body, mind and spirit. This month be kind to yourself. Take time
for yourself. Incorporate into your schedule activities you've wished to do. If you've been meaning to take a yoga class, now is the time to sign
up. Don't make excuses, don't put it off. If you've been toying with the idea of learning a new skill or working on a hobby, Do. Don't let another
moment pass you by. Your life belongs to you. You have the power to make it into the life you've always wanted. It is up to you and you alone to
become the person you want to be...

Take a magickal bath. Brew up some magickal bathsalts and climb in.

Bath of Renewal
Mix together in a large mouthed glass jar:
1/2 cup Sea Salt
1/2 cup Epsom Salts
Add:1/2 cup fresh herbs leaves or flowers
1/4 cup Baking Soda
few drops essential oils
Put in a glass jar and shake to mix.

Essential oils add magickal omph. Here are a few to try:
Lemon Balm for love, success and healing
Rosemary for protection or to enhance mental ability
Rose for love, divination or wish magic,
Neroli (sweet orange) for self-purification or to transform depression into peace or joy. Neroli also will increases energy in magickal workings.

Place 1/4 cup of the mixture under running warm water for fragrant herbal bath. Get in and relax. Splash some of the water over you. (If you are
really feeling weighed down duck your head under the water)
Now say, "All that is negative, I bid you to leave my body, never to return,
for peace and calmness I do yearn.
Positive power now fills me, a radiant light, of magic pure and white…and I am filled with peace, I am filled with peace."
When you pull the plug visualize all the negative flowing down the drain and when you step out say, “I let my guilt and shame fall to the floor, I
will not wear them anymore. I accept the past and peace fills me. I am renewed, I am renewed.”

A Positive Me
This is a lovely spell to get yourself back on track
Take a cleansing bath
Light a white candle dressed with sweet orange oil. Meditate a few moments before saying three times...

I enter the flow of All That Is
I am filled with loving kindness
I forgive and release all negativity
as I draw the best to me
love and happiness will reign
In my house and in my name
Thanks be to thee
So mote it be

Meditate at least ten more minutes holding the picture of what you want your life to be like. See yourself as you want to be.
Friday, Feb 10 Full Leo Moon

Sunday, Feb 26 New Pisces Moon
Thursday, Feb 2 Groundhog Day Candlemas/Imbolic
waxing moon enters Taurus at 8:50 pm

Tusday, Feb 14 Valentine's Day waning Libra moon
NOTE: When you have finished washing off the muck and all of the residual negitivity that has been clinging to the
room, dispose of the left-over wash water by throwing it out the front door or into the front yard, toward the East, if
possible to symbolically remove the negative influences from your home and casts them outside.
Herbs for Blessing:
Chamomile: for calmness
Loosestrife: for harmony, peace and accord
Marjoram: to draw love, joy and healing
Rosemary: for blessing, protection and love
Sage: an herb of protection that is also used in wish magic
Tansy: love and happiness
Herbs for Prosperity:
Allspice: Prosperity and energy
Basil: to draw wealth, love and creativity
Bergamot: for successful ventures
Cinnamon: for success
Coriander: for good health and wealth
Nutmeg: to draw wealth and gain clarity of vision
Patchouli: for wealth, money and fertility
Herbs for Protection:
Betony: To banish nightmares and bad thoughts
Burdock: purifies and protects
Fennel: deflects negative energies
Hyssop: for protection and removal of negative forces
Marigold (calendula): Wards against negative threats
Mullein: for uncrossing, and returning to sender
Pennyroyal: repels unwanted guests and negative energy
Rue: rids a place of malevolent energy, and returns hexes
to the sender
Friday, February 8, brings a Full Leo moon with bountiful Goddess
energy for Love and Beauty magicks. Channel the abundant energy to
change your attitude and lift your mood. Beauty is all in the attitude.

Beauty Bath Spell
You will need: a handful of rose petals
Vanilla essential oil
3 vanilla scented candles.

Light the candles. Fill the tub with water. Scatter the rose petals across
the surface. Add 9 drops of vanilla oil.
Get in. Relax. Clear your mind.
As you lie in the water, see yourself, smiling as others turn to you. See
the one you desire looking at you with interest on his face.

Say, "By Earth, Air, Fire and Water, the Goddess’ beauty shines through
me. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am LOVE."
Say this until you feel your heart grow light and your mouth wears a
smile.

Glitter Glamour Spell
You will need:
1 pink candle
some silver glitter
rose oil
primrose oil
1 small dish

Light your candle and meditate. When you are centered mix the two oils
together in a little dish or saucer. Add the silver glitter and dip your
index fingertip into the mix. With your finger, draw a big heart on your
stomach and then a circle inside the heart. There should be enough
glitter in the oil so that you can see the image traced on your skin.

Now breathe deep as you visualize positive and attractive energy coming
from the image to cocoon your entire body. Feel its power as it encases
you in love until you are love. You are love and you and beautiful.

Work Empowerment Spell
You will need: one Yellow candle and one Green candle
A sprig of fresh Tarragon - Tarragon is used for welcoming.
Six Bay leaves - The Bay has long been known as a symbol of
esteem and glory, of love and honor.
Nutmeg oil - for luck
A piece of Carnelian - to stimulate courage and initiative
An offering of milk and honey

Dress both candles with nutmeg oil. Place the six bay leaves on the
candle dish in a circle and set the yellow candle on them. Pull some of
the leaves from the tarragon sprig and strew over the candles. Set your
circle and call up the energies you are going to work with. Light your
candle and when you are ready say,

“I let go of my fear and embrace the abundance life has to offer as I
become the best that I can I open to the infinite
possibilities. I lift a thankful heart in acceptance.”

Meditate as you hold your stone. See yourself smiling as you speak to
your boss. See him/her leaning toward you, nodding as he/she listens.
See yourself succeeding. Have a clear, concise image of what you desire.
See yourself being that ____. See yourself getting what you want.
Believe that it can be yours.
Conclude by chanting three times:

“I open to the infinite possibilities as I lift a thankful heart in
acceptance. Blessed Be.”

Take your stone to work . Place on your desk and when it happens to
catch your eye run your fingers over it as you silently repeat the mantra.
I open to the infinite possibilities as I lift a thankful heart in acceptance.
Sunday, Feb 26 the New Pisces Moon rides a tide of bold male
energy of the Sun god that can be used to break barriers, cross
thresholds, realize truths and manifest creative endeavours.

Breathe life into the project that's been growing in the depths of
your unconscious. Stand under the shower, close your eyes and let
the idea bubble its way up to the surfaces of your mind. With the
energy today you will be able to draw it from your thoughts and fix
it in this reality. Gather what you need and focus, then dive in.
Light a stick of incense and begin. You will discover that today is
the day the dream can be made real.

Do you have a project that's stalled or that you've put on hold?
Take it out, dust it off and look at it again. Today you will find that
you will see it in a new light.

Pisces energy is a mystical energy that can be channel into
dreaming, boosting intuition or forming psychic impressions. The
truth is out there often lurking under the depths of our own
subconscious. With Pisces we can draw what is hidden, up from the
depths.

Employ some water magick or brew up some psychic tea

You will need: 2 teaspoons Mugwort
2 teaspoons Peppermint
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Use only one teaspoon to each cup of boiling water. Infuse for 8-10
minutes. Then strain out the herbs and sip. Drink to boost your
inner sight.

Need to see the truth of a situation?

Use this
Show Me Spell to see a person's true intentions.

You will need: 1 rose (red or pink work the best)
1 white candle
1 yellow candle
1 orange candle
a personal belonging of the person in question (some hair,
something they wrote, piece of their clothing or a photo will work)
red string or yarn
a pen and a piece of paper

Write the person's full name on a piece of paper. Light your
candles. Take the rose, and wrap the name and the personal item
around the stem of the rose and tie with the red string or yarn.
Meditate and when you are centered, take the rose, and start
pulling off the petals from the outside in as you say,

"Reveal yourself!
Before my eyes your glamour falls away,
like these petals now fall on this day,
your own true heart revealed for all see.
So shall it be."

Pluck off each petal, repeating the rhyme. When a single petal
remains, open your mind and as you pluck the petal from the rose,
say,

"so shall the truth shall be revealed."

Draw a deep breath and breath it out over the naked rose. Keep
safe until the spell has completed.
New Moon Magick
Full Moon Magick
Brigid, Bridget or Brighid most commonly pronounced, Breet or Breej, is the Goddess of Imolic and the rekindling of the hearth fire. Her godhood
encompasses many things. She is associated Fire: the fire of Inspiration, the fire of the Forge and fire of the Hearth and yet she protects and
keeps the waterways. She is the keeper of wells and rivers. She is a goddess of creation: of smithcraft and of making and a muse of poetry and
inspiration. She is the goddess of vital energy and healing. At her temple in Kildare, Ireland there was an ever-burning sacred fire that was kept
until 1220 when Archbishop Henry of Dublin ordered it extinguished. But even that could not keep her silent so Pope Gregory I made her a saint.