Playlist::Stationary Bike [Eclectic Mix]

An odd-ball mix of songs which range from moderate (Tarzan Boy) to super fast (The Rockafeller Skank – in some parts) and from pop (The Monkees) to 80s rock (Mötley Crüe). I’m now wearing 2 lb. weights on my wrists and trying various speeds and resistance during the workout. These songs are in no particular order except for the last two which I use to wind-down.

Songs without embedded videos contain links to them on YouTube (Which will open in a new browser window).

8 songs
30 minutes

East Bound and Down
from “Smokey and the Bandit”
Jerry Reed & Bill Justis
The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim

Fell in love with this song after hearing it in the movie “She’s All That”.

Valleri The Monkees

Cocaine Cowboys CRASHDÏET

The Dirt (Est. 1981) (featuring Machine Gun Kelly) Mötley Crüe

Blood on Blood ToxicRose

Elderberry Wine Elton John
Tarzan Boy Baltimora

The opening theme for AEW wrestler Jungle Boy
(aka “Jungle” Jack Perry, son of Luke Perry)

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Full Moon Magick in the Air: The Star and The Priestess

Full Moon in Leo. Also referred to as the “Hunger Moon”. With the transport issues we’re facing this is certainly appropro. Although we aren’t experiencing any human food shortage personally, I AM seeing empty pet food shelves – especially the cat food I serve Ramses: Fussie Cat. It’s the only brand I 100% trust. (Since it’s made in the U.S.A., I know the issue lies with transportation.) He prefers the tuna blends but there are none to be found around here. So I stocked up on 6 cases of his second favorite: chicken. (I have a stash of cans of tuna, too, just in case…)

Additionally, Ceres trines Pluto making “for the powerful striking back of mother nature and natural law to those who would suppress the natural light of human beings!” (I would add the natural light of ALL living things.)

DarkStar Astrology suggests carnelian for its healing properties. (Funny thing, I just purchased a carnelian gemstone last Friday. How timely.)

I’m appealing to Hekate tonight so will add carnelian (along with a moonstone I also bought) to my ritual.

I pulled cards yesterday: “Tell me a story of the next few days.” They took my breath away. MAGICK.

When two Major Arcana cards appear together, it’s a good indication that there’s an interplay between two major forces or major life-issues at work. Indeed. Both these cards are deeply SPIRITUAL.

“When you wish upon a star…” When The Star appears, the impossible becomes the possible so MAKE A WISH. It is the Zodiacal Trump of Aquarius. As we entered the true Age of Aquarius on December 21, 2020 this is fitting. The Star represents clear sight, living in the present, and submersing ourselves in the beauty of Nature. She is a Guiding Light that connects us to Universal Intelligence, the flow of our higher selves from the Divine.

Even in the darkest places are small lights
that can grow and grow until they warm us all.

– Gwen Cooper

Last seen on January 9, 2022, The Priestess reminds me that my chosen Word of the Year is MAGICK. She is the Planetary Trump of the Moon and represents the Divine Feminine Archetype: seduction and mystery, arcane knowledge and occult talents, psychic power, and harnessing the Dark. The Priestess is MAGICK in action.

There is a saying that when the student is ready, the teacher appears
and the teacher comes when the soul calls.

– Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Finally, last night I had a lovely dream about a contemporary house whose rooms were filled with floor-to-ceiling windows. I was decorating the spaces. Whenever I dream of living spaces I always dream in color and the dream was filled with turquoise and raspberry-sherbet pink.

When you dream of a living space (house, apartment, etc.), this actually is a reflection of how you are feeling about YOURSELF. I always awake happy after having one of these dreams…

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Baguette Magique

Witches have a built-in wand: their pointer finger. Most times that’s all I use. However, when I was up in Northern California I took advantage of the abundance of oak trees around the property and fashioned a wand out of an oak branch. Looks kinda like a long, bony finger, doesn’t it?

I sanded it down until it was smooth and added some black leather cord for decoration. In the future, I may inscribe it with something or add a crystal, but right now I like its simplicity. Earlier that morning, Diego had, quite by accident, sliced my arm with a rear paw, so I annointed the wand by depositing a bit of my blood in this small crevice (the reddish color has since faded away).

Even though the blood was mine, I feel Diego’s energy in the wand as well as my own.

There grows a gigantic oak tree in Gragnano, Italy which, legend has it, was a meeting place for witches who “danced and celebrated their rites on its top” – allowing for the tree’s odd, flattened shape: Quercia delle streghe (“Oak of the Witches”).

Oak trees were sacred to the Druids and are metaphysically connected to the planet Mars. Oak is one of the triad of Celtic magickal trees and the Irish maintain the oak is one of the Five Magic Trees of Ireland.

A Magickal Wand possesses masculine energy and is associated with the element of Fire. It can be used to cast circles, channel energy, in ritual invocations, or to “draw down the moon”. (See Accoutrements)

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