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LOOK: Space Camp T-Shirts Tell Boys to ‘Achieve’ and Girls to ‘Dream’ – The Huffington Post

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Familiars

How to find a familiar and what they do

You can find a familiar anywhere, you just have to be open to one coming into your life.

To find a familiar

Ground and center. Visualize a being to help you in your magic. You can be specific to animal but then you may be limiting the lessons you can learn. On the other hand if you are allergic to animal or hate them go ahead and let the universe know what you prefer.

Note; There is absolutely nothing wrong with going to a shelter or a rescue agency to find a familiar. You have to be open though when you do and that can be a bit traumatic but I guarantee if your familiar is there, you will know it.

Mine literally dropped into my lap and crawled up my chest at work. He was a 4 week old kitten that was in a box my boss dropped on my desk and said, sex them and you can have one. I was supposed to be picking up a kitten that afternoon from another co-worker when he arrived. I wanted a female and the sneaky little ball of black fur was so young his balls hadn’t dropped so I miss sexed him. Didn’t matter because he crawled out of the box onto my chest looked straight in my eyes and fell asleep there. I was lost. He went home with me and that was that.

He got his name because it was right before Samhain and I brought him home and set him down and he did the Halloween kitty back arch to my partner’s golden lab who proceeded to climb the couch to get away from the tiny hissing beast. He was all black until he started to age and got grey arm pits.

I suspect at least some familiars are humans taking a short stay before coming back as humans. I have good reason to think that. I had a knee surgery and was sent back home to 116 degree heat and no ac in the apartment and the dr gave me vicodin which I turned out to be horribly allergic to. You apply ice and then heat from a heating pad after surgery knee surgery. Somewhere between the heat and the drugs I started to hallucinate and the cat climbed on my chest and was trying to heal me as near as anyone could tell. I dreamed/saw a woman with long black hair dressed in clothes from the 1700’s. I can’t remember much of the conversation but she told me it was going to be alright. (I was also passing blood clots.) I woke up from this and the cat was looking at me with exactly the same look on his face and was almost in the same posture and I had no doubt as to whom he had been.

He would come running every time I did a reading or worked any kind of magic. When I was living with another partner he brought home a kitten and a week or so later he came back to the apartment limping and his tail had been crushed and eventually had to be amputated. According to a neighbor who saw it, the kitten almost got run over by a car and Samhain ran over and pushed the kitten out of the way and got his own tail ran over. So he was my hero boy.

He was also my cat burglar. From some reason he started stealing from our neighbors. He brought home a silk bed jacket, a lottery ticket. (past and no good). My partner got down on his level and showed him a $5 bill and told him to get one of those but he never did. One neighbor even came over and asked if he had stolen her wedding ring. That at least he hadn’t. He brought home one royal blue shoulder pad (it was the 80’s) and when we asked where the other one was, the next day he brought that one. No one would believe us until the coven was over one night and here he came down the driveway with a brand new roll of paper towels dragging under him and they all saw it. I have no idea how he walked home dragging it that way.

When I ended up living alone for 10 years he went with me, of course. He always waited for me to come home in the same place by my parking place and when my neighbor in the triplex got a black cat they would wait by my parking spot together. One night I came home from ritual and had to shake my head because there were 3 black bodies. The third turned out to be a black rabbit I found out later those two rascals were busting out of his cage across the street. The rabbit taught the two cats to eat greens from another neighbor’s garden. I used to hear his yelling a the three of them and visualize Mr Mac Gregor from Beatrix Potter.

He had a heart attack the night I had to move again and I rushed him to the vet and he was revived but a few months later on Brighid we lay down for a nap together and he died while we were sleeping. I still miss his little propeller butt.

My cat now is a companion but someday I’ll have another familiar. I just couldn’t deal with calling one after he died.

Familiars are not like pets. They have bigger personalities. They seem to know things. When I was doing a reading and wasn’t paying enough attention, he would pat the card he thought I needed to know about or didn’t like.

If you want a familiar be ready for a wild ride. You will learn a lot and it will be well worth it.

Today’s reading

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Balance

You must be balanced and patient. The time is right to rest and contemplate all the facets of your existence. To continue now you must be still and calm. Finding the inner balance that will enable you to see beyond the present state is a process of trust and confidence in your own strengths. These facets may include the parts of your psyche that you would rather not deal with, but no amount of denial will rid you of the need to absorb and reclaim them.

Balance is absolutely necessary to free the inner self from the fears and self-doubts that keep us spiritually deaf, dumb and blind.

Once the natural state of balance is achieved, the plateau that will give you access to the higher self will be open before you. Drawing this card can indicate a new harmony in your relationship or in a friendship. A creative phase in which you will blossom. An inner balance.

All dualities of light and dark, fire (red) and air (white) land and water, active and passive, are blended together creating a new third force -the green and fertile land, the person in balance with themselves, who is both grounded and creative, (Creativity, three of stones) and who radiates that energised peace (Fulfilment, 3 of wands) generated by someone at one with themselves.

Three has always been a very sacred number, representing creation, i.e., one + one = another. The fleur-de-lis, iris or flag, in flower this time of year is a symbol of the three-in-one, the three worlds unified. Drawing this card can indicate a new harmony in your relationship or in a friendship. A creative phase in which you will blossom. An inner balance