Spell a Day – Jan 14th 2016

Today’s spell is about bringing prosperity into your home, and is something that we have unknowingly been doing every winter in my household. It involves taking some great smelling herbs/spices and boiling them in a pot of water on your stove. It makes your house smell great.

We have radiator heat in our older home so in the winter, it gets very dry. Because of this we often take cinnamon and apples, or orange peels, and boil them on the stove as a make shift humidifier. Unknowingly this is exactly the same thing recommended to bring some prosperity into your home. I suppose our lack of using the incantation or pouring the remnants outside instead of down the garbage disposal might account for not seeing the influx we were supposed to. I wonder if I can convince my wife that she needs to give it a little rhyme when she starts the water to simmer. Maybe it would work.

I penned a little poem about success and prosperity. Hope you enjoy.

Success is the prize
Awarded for much hard work
A prosperous life

Working to perfect your craft
Whether or not it is in the arts
Even when others start to laugh
One step and your journey starts

You will stumble and fall
It’s only natural you see
But answer your heart’s call
To be who you’re meant to be

Study and work hard
To gain that which you desire
Personal success


Until next time Gentle Readers.

Spell a Day – Jan 3rd 2016

January 3rd, the first Sunday of the new year. A day normally dedicated to rest (and football). It was also the peak of the Quadrantids meteor shower. The origination of this annual meteor shower is in the constellation Bootes.

Much discussion abounds about the naming of this constellation. Homer referred to it the “late setting” or “slow to set” and it was used as a reference point for navigation. Bootes is sometimes thought to be a child of Demeter, or even Icarius the winemaker. Either way, it is associated with hard work leading to success in some fashion. That of a hunter, or as a winemaker even Dionysus himself was proud of.

2016 is going to be a year of hard work and I hope for many steady successes both personally and professionally. Discipline will be important in this. So far I am not doing so well. I wanted to be caught up on these spell a day posts before returning to work on Monday but that isn’t going to happen. Looks like I could use a little bit of Bootes assistance in my life.

What assistance could you use from Bootes this year? What areas of your life could you use some more discipline? Go forth and make this year great for you gentle readers. I leave you with an image of Bootes, which can be seen with the naked eye, borrowed from Wikipedia.