The Cusp of Prophecy and Mad Science

Too late to worry about the moody, intense and cut off thing now. How can you possibly be a true mad scientist without all that anyway?

If you were born on the Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp, from about December 18 to December 24, you were born on the “Cusp of Prophecy,” and you are a true visionary headed toward certain success.

Optimistic Sagittarius and practical Capricorn make a great mix, giving these cuspers the happy-go-lucky attitude and realistic vision to dream up big plans and turn them into reality. Often these plans are so forward-thinking they actually have a hand in shaping the future!

Sagicorns are outgoing and friendly, but also reliable and responsible. They are always prepared to do their best at any endeavor, and would especially excel at an adventurous career related to language or travel.

The biggest challenge here is balancing Sagittarius’ desire to go fast with Capricorn’s slow and steady pace. But no matter which direction these friendly and hardworking cuspers take, they’ve got the right balance of cosmic energy to be the best at whatever they choose.

Learn more about the revolutionary Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp:

Name of Cusp: The Cusp of Prophecy

Date Range: December 19 to December 25

Strengths: Responsible, outgoing, friendly, fair, loyal, humorous, successful.

Weaknesses: Moody, closed, intense, impatient, uncooperative, selfish.

How Sagittarius-Capricorn energy works together: Sagittarius’ optimism and fearlessness mixes wonderfully with Capricorn’s hardworking and practical nature. This results in a person who dreams big, then makes those dreams come true.
What they love: Starting ambitious new projects that may change the world and seeing them through successfully all the way to the end.

What they need: Sagicorns need others to give their very best. Because they put forth the best themselves, they won’t accept less from anyone else.

Advice: Try not to cut yourself off from others so much. If you put more time into making friends and forming lasting relationships it will help you become less moody and intense.

Famous people born on the Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp: Robert Urich, Edith Piaf, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alyssa Milano, Billy Bragg, Max Lerner, Chris Robinson, Ray Romano, Jane Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evert, Kiefer Sutherland, Phil Donahue, Frank Zappa, Diane Sawyer, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Ralph Fiennes, Corey Haim, Susan Lucci, Eddie Vedder, Ava Gardner, Ricky Martin, Mary Higgins Clark, Humphrey Bogart, Sissy Spacek, Annie Lennox, Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Buffett, Barbara Mandrell.

Source: Birthdays on the Sagittarius-Capricorn Cusp

Laura name meaning

Laura

Spanish Meaning:

The name Laura is a Spanish baby name. In Spanish the meaning of the name Laura is: Crowned with laurels.

American Meaning:

The name Laura is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Laura is: Crowned with laurels.

Swedish Meaning:

The name Laura is a Swedish baby name. In Swedish the meaning of the name Laura is: Laurel tree or sweet bay tree (symbols of honour and victory). The sonnets of 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch were addressed a lady named Laura, whose identity is still a mystery. Famous Bearer: Fashion designer Laura Ashley.

English Meaning:

The name Laura is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Laura is: Laurel.

Latin Meaning:

The name Laura is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Laura is: The laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory. Old name with many variants.

SoulUrge Number: 5

People with this name have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition.

Expression Number: 8

People with this name are competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. They tend to be successful in business and commercial affairs, and are able to achieve great material dreams. Because they often focus so strongly on business and achievement, they may neglect their private lives and relationships.

via Laura name meaning.

Where the Wild Things Are: The Whole Circle

Originally posted to ‘BackWash: Where the Wild Things Are’ newsletter, March, 1, 2004.

The magic circle, sounds so mystical… But it’s like many things in Witchcraft, it’s adaptable to your own style, your whims and personal needs of the moment.

Witch/ Wiccan rituals take place in a circle. Not always, it’s not written in stone with blood or anything really dramatic. But, it does make things tidy in it’s own way. You draw in power and you keep it to yourself, out of the way of others. Then, when you’re done you release it. It goes back to nature and the powerful parts of yourself.

We draw the circle and then we close it. Some people cast the circle and banish it at the end of the ritual. I tend to think of it as drawing and closing the circle. When you draw your circle take a moment to bless each of the elements at each of the 4 directions. Yes, you might need a map to know where north, south, west and east are in relation to your location. If you choose, bless the goddess and god too. Then bless the Earth and life, those are most important to me. When you close your circle just do the steps in reverse order. Gather your pebbles, erase your chalk, whatever you used as you go around in the 4 directions again. Sounds too simple? Why shouldn’t it be simple. You’re welcome to make a bigger production out of it. I like it simple.

You can use chalk, hemp rope, embroidery thread, pebbles, sand, dust bunnies, anything really. Consider a circle of jack o lanterns for Samhain, wouldn’t that be fun! It depends on how fancy you want to be or how close to natural elements. My personal choice are pebbles. I love them. I collected them from a beach here in Ontario. Took my time to find stones I especially liked for their shape, colour or some markings on them.

The circle represents wholeness, the cycles of life and the seasons, the wheel of life to make it simple. In theory it is without beginning or ending and perfect in it’s completeness.

To draw the circle is to make a place set apart and sacred. Where ever you are- living room, backyard, beach, clearing in the woods – the circle becomes a place where we focus on magick in ourselves and the Earth around us. The circle is a pure place where we can think, make notes in our Book of Shadows, create and practice rituals, anything. It doesn’t have to be dramatic and you don’t have to feel you must do something special. It’s your circle, your dime.

This summer when I have a road trip out to the beach I want to cast a circle on the beach. Using a piece of driftwood to draw my circle and some stones to point to the directions. I don’t even know what ritual I might do. I just want to sit in a circle of my own creation and enjoy the world, life and being alive.

“In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.” -Charles Lindbergh

I take thee, herb, to cure my ills
or perhaps while dancing pon the hill.
I’ll dip you in the cauldron fine
Then asperge a circle in the pines.
I’ll make you into teas and brews
when picked from ‘neath the morning dews,
or hide you in a pillow seam
to guard me close, come night and dreams.

– Marian Loresinger

Standards Were Different Then…

Now, actors are all expected to have the look of body builders with well developed muscles and washboard stomachs. It wasn’t always that way. This is Errol Flynn looking good but dated by today’s standards of expected male beauty.

LA Times: Errol Flynn
Shrine of Dreams: Errol Flynn’s Last Adventure
Planet Video: In Like Flynn
Flickr: Errol Flynn
The Errol Flynn Blog
Wikipedia: Errol Flynn

Bejeweled Clocks for January

After the New Years Eve celebrations January becomes kind of a slow month. It doesn’t seem right for the first month of each year.  So, to brighten up January I went on the look out for some dazzling time pieces. Keeping time suits January.

This is a vintage clock with pink rhinestones, created by artist Debbie Del Rosario. Found at Victorian Rose Cottage.

A jeweled alarm clock from Powder Blue. Design by Lisbeth Dahl.

Urban Outfitters has this pretty watch necklace with a bit of steampunk style.

This colourful watch with precious stones comes from Bertolucci. I found it on a French site.

I didn’t find the clock of my dreams. I had in mind something with a mix of romance, diamonds and the steampunk look. What would you design as the perfect bejeweled clock?

Happy Birthday to Me

I just got a birthday card from my Mom.

Daughter,

You are the author of your own life.

It’s up to you to dream it, imagine it, sketch it, shape it, build it, go after it, and make it happen.

And then colour it in with bright, shining shades of joy and deep, lasting shades of meaning that are yours and yours alone.

No one else can know the dreams you dream or the strengths you have within you that will help you make your dreams come true.

No one else needs to.

Because they’re yours.

And so it today.

Happy Birthday.

Romantic Lines from Lionel Ritchie

I’ve been alone with you inside my mind
And in my dreams I’ve kissed your lips a thousand times
I sometimes see you pass outside my door

Hello,
Is it me you’re looking for?

I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You’re all I’ve ever wanted, (and) my arms are open wide
‘Cause you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much,
I love you…

I long to see the sunlight in your hair
And tell you time and time again how much I care
Sometimes I feel my heart will overflow

Hello,
I’ve just got to let you know

‘Cause I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely, or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven’t got a clue
But let me start by saying,
I love you…

Hello,
Is it me you’re looking for?

‘Cause I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven’t got a clue
But let me start by saying…
I love you

Your Name


Your Name’s Power is Perception


Your name’s power is that it helps you be perceptive.

Your name conveys both wholeness and wisdom.

People who meet you can’t help but think you are enlightened.

You try to live your life with flexibility and insight.


You Are a Dreaming Soul


Your vivid imagination takes you away from this world

So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time.

You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all…

But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult.

You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you.

Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses.

Underneath it all, you are brimming with passion that you keep hidden.

Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life.

Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul

Just Another Ordinary Miracle

I love that song. So many of Sarah McLachlan’s songs are beautiful in that simple kind of way. Sometimes I wait for them to put out a ‘best of’ album cause I don’t want to spend the money OR start another collection of any kind of stuff, including CDs or DVDs for music or movies. But, in this case I might see what I can find next time I’m in Zellers. Would be lovely to listen to her at home while I’m writing.

Sarah McLachlan – Ordinary Miracle Lyrics

It’s not that usual when everything is beautiful
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

The sky knows when its time to snow
You don’t need to teach a seed to grow
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Life is like a gift they say
Wrapped up for you everyday
Open up and find a way
To give some of your own

Isn’t it remarkable?
Like every time a raindrop falls
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Birds in winter have their fling
And always make it home by spring
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

When you wake up everyday
Please don’t throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
Cause we are all a part
Of the ordinary miracle

Ordinary miracle
Do you want to see a miracle?

Its seems so exceptional
Things just work out after all
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

The sun comes up and shines so bright
It disappears again at night
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

It’s just another ordinary miracle today