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Magickal Musings From Infinite Flame

April 13, 2011
Define "wicked".....


Worst March Ever!

I was a little too optimistic when I stated in the last newsletter that things were getting better in March. They actually got worst.

This has been a very rough year for my family. In February my brother had a roll-over car accident that has left him in a neck brace for 3 months. We were extremely lucky that he survived. In March my sister was in the hospital for 3 weeks, if we had waited any longer to bring her in she wouldn’t have made it. She didn’t want to go when she got very ill, due to lack of insurance and a distrust of doctors. We were once again extremely lucky in that we got her to the hospital in time to save her.

I spend most of March in constant worry and stress. The first week my sister was in the hospital, my boyfriend decided to go to the doctor as he had some symptoms that worried him. He learned from my sister and went to check it out before it became more serious. I was glad he did, now he is doing better too.

For three weeks my life was either work and then go to the hospital, or go to the hospital. My sister was very weak and could not do much for herself. We realize how busy nurses are so we tried to have someone there with my sister so she wouldn’t have to ring the nurse every few minutes. I would come home, exhausted, around 8:30 at night and then have to eat, shower, and try to fit in phone calls and keeping the house in order. Once she got better, my mom and I took shifts so neither had to be there all day. It was still hectic. Neither one of our houses got cleaned during this time, except for a little here and a little there.

I am proud that I was able to put aside the worried sister aspect and deal calmly and rationally with all the little crisis that came up while at the hospital. My parents and my sister were able to count on me for strength and clarity while I was in their presence. I waited until I was home to get emotional. And I had to do it alone. My boyfriend wasn’t here the first two weeks, as he had to deal with his own medical condition. He told me not to visit him as my family needed me more, he was doing fine. We talked every night but its not the same as having someone physically there. So I could unload to some degree but then I was also trying to be supportive for him. And the phone calls to friends to keep them updated, altho mostly supportive, didn’t leave me feeling better, just exhausted.

It was the God and Goddess that pulled me through. I felt Their presence with me the whole time. I made several offerings of apples, some for healing or strength, some in gratitude. I really felt the Goddess’s presence while standing behind my home and making the offering, I always felt calmer afterwards. I asked Them to watch over my sister during her surgery and to guide the minds and hands of the surgeons. And They did. Some say times like this test your faith, I think its times like this when you need to lean on your faith even more. And it doesn’t matter who you have faith in...God, Goddess, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.....this is the time when you will feel their presence and know that no matter what, you are not alone.

All the things I haven't done....

So another holiday came and went without our usual group ritual. We were unable to celebrate both Imbolc and Ostara/Spring Equinox due to illnesses. While I was able to do my own ritual at Imbolc, Ostara was a different matter. On the Equinox, I spent the morning at the hospital dealing with my sister’s refusal to accept another blood transfusion. Once our parents and I discussed it rationally with her, she said ok. Since our parents and her boyfriend were there, I decided to come home. I did some cleaning and finally set out my spring decorations of silk flowers, bunnies, and eggs. I set up an altar to Ostara and lit a candle on it. That was my ritual. It was all I had the energy for. I tried to relax and catch up on a few things. It was calming and just what I needed. I was re-energized for the coming week.

Alicia and I were supposed to do a rock swap on March 26th. I missed that too. For one thing, I had no time to go through my rocks from the U.P. to decide what to sell, something I had put off until just before the show. And my sister’s surgery was set for the 25th. I was at the hospital until 9pm the night before and had to get there by 9am the morning of in order to see her. She was still out of it when we left the hospital around 7pm so I wouldn’t be able to see her until the next day. Let’s see, a rock show or seeing my sister after surgery......not a hard decision.

I was also unable to create anything new for the next Holistic show. I had planned on making more jewelry and soap. No time or energy for any of that. I have worked a little on the website. Some of my new pendulums are online, I just put them in place of some that sold so you would have to look at both pendulum pages to see them. I also finally added my newer stone sets to the site also. They are sets for protection, money and love. Find them and all our sets on the Stone Sets page.

So now you know why I have nothing new for sale and why this newsletter is so late. Its been a crazy year so far and its only April! So I’m not making any plans because none of them have panned out this year. I’ll do what I can when I can. I hope to have the newsletters more regular but that is up to the Powers That Be.

Holistic Show & Online Special

I will be at the Holistic Show at Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens this weekend, April 15, 16, & 17. I’ll be there when I get there on Friday until 9pm. Saturday is 10am to 8pm and Sunday is 10am to 6pm. Don’t let the gas prices stop you, come on out and see me and all the other vendors/readers/ healers that need a good show to pay for our gas! If you get a chance, check out Gibraltar’s new website. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I am in one of the pictures they now feature on the Holistic show page. Actualy I'm in two. One is of my space and you can tell its me standing there (not a great pic but then I didn't know it was being taken), and the other shot is of the whole isle, I am standing in the isle but I'm at the far end so you might not be able to tell its me (just look for Millie's space and you'll se me). Cool, huh?

The April online special is Free Shipping. Valid only on orders placed through our website during the month of April.

May the Flying Spaghetti Monster bless you will happiness and lots of sauce,
~~~~Rhiannon Rose @--^--

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Moon Phases
& Sign

This year I will also include other dates of celestial interest and holidays.

Dark Moon in Aries:
April 3 - 10:32am

1st Quarter in Cancer:
April 11- 8:05am

Full in Libra:
April 17 - 10:44pm
Void of Course
April 17 - 10:44pm

Sun enters Taurus
April 20 - 6:17am

Mercury goes direct (Retrograde over) - April 23

Last Quarter in Aquarius:
April 24 - 10:47pm

Easter - April 24

Beltaine/May Day - May 1

Dark Moon in Taurus:
May 3 - 2:51am
Void of Course
May 3 - 2:51am

Beltaine Crossquarter Day (Sun reaches 15 degrees Taurus)- May 5
which is also Cinco de Mayo

*Activities begun, or spells performed, when the moon is void-of-course often turn out differently than planned or do not go anywhere. If you plan your spell to harness the full moon, but that moon is motionless in the sky, then your spell will be void-of-course too. Plan your spell to be finished while the moon is still in a sign or begin it when the moon enters the next sign for best results.

Credit and

Llewellyn's Witches Datebook for all moon phases

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Song Quote:

....When I look around
Everybody always brings me down
Well is it them or me
Well I just can’t see
But there ain’t no peace to be found
But if someone really cared
Well they’d take the time to spare
A moment to try and understand
Another one’s dispair
Remember in this game we call life
That no one said it’s fair....

by Guns n’ Roses,
Use Your Illusion II

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