I’m going to start this by saying that I have no idea what’s going on. Not by any measure I know of. In the past week, people I know have had car accidents and nasty arguments. A witch I know received death omens and has since seen that the omens were true. And I lost someone very special to me.
My friend dreamed of the dead. And since then many people at her job died off. I lost my dog Shelby just two days ago. He died the most painful death ever. This is not a normal time.
This is a time of violence.
Something else is at play here. I’ve decided that in addition to my usual mourning rituals, I’m also going to work with Chiron the Wounded Healer. He’s the legendary Centaur healer and scholar. The trainer of heroes. He gave up his immortality to save the Titan Prometheus.
I am also going to work with all Gods of the dead. Specifically I will meditate with Terrestrial Hermès, the aspect of Hermès who rules the dead. Also with Eshu Kaminalowá the camino or avatar of Elegua that works with the dead and with Babalu Aye. And finally I will be working with the dead. My one and only suspicion is that Mercury Retrograde which is coming in May is so strong, that it’s generating an aura that is effecting many people now.
I can’t back this up because I am not an astrologer. This is just a suspicion. Maybe something else is going on. But if you find this post in your email today, do yourself a favor. Treat this like a really nasty retrograde.
Cleanse yourself and your families and homes. And ward yourselves well.
It’s been a while since I spoke to all of you on here. That’s because over the course of these last two months, I’ve been busy as hell. So here’s the gist of it. Figured I’d regale you with my experience. This one was an extreme one, even for me.
And it happens to fall into my Tales from the Continent series. Now because of the sheer number of things that happened in two months, I needed to divide this post into two parts. Anyone who knows me, knows that like most stereotypical mages, I’m a walking encyclopedia. I can’t help having in-depth conversations about stuff. From history and politics, to ancient cultures and my favorite subject…Food.
It’s why I have all this beautiful whale blubber in real life. Sure I could hide that and pretend I look like the guy in that picture up there. But it would all be Bullshit. And to make it worse, I’m Cuban. We talk a lot of shit.
It’s in our very DNA. That’s why at night we have trouble sleeping if we’re sharing rooms. We’ll keep you up all night with conversations. Unless we’re doing something else. In which case the only conversations we’ll be having is when we climax and speak in tongues.
Whenever I find something interesting on a website or YouTube I talk at length about it. Especially paranormal related videos. I do this in English and in Spanish. And there is a long ass comment on a video called “33 Velas” (33 Candles) that a Spanish para channel called Relatos de la Noche (Tales of the Night) or simply RDLN posted years ago. I posted my explanation of the ritual in the account.
Why the candles were used and why messing with them, removed the protection. Apparently a lot of people enjoyed my comment. Some were offended and told me witchcraft is “evil”. But most started seeking advice. So I got a lot of people asking for my email.
I provided my consultation email and I began to receive a lot of messages from people which I shared with you on here. Hence why I call these stories Tales from the Continent. Because these are stories from people who watch RDLN and they come from the Americas. It’s an homage to them. I used to think I had already gotten the strangest cases from Latin America already.
Turns out I was wrong. Because a businessman who used to work in a government position reached out to me. It was one of the strangest cases I have ever taken on. I’m translating it from the original Spanish. I won’t mention the country because since he had a government position it just bothers me.
He didn’t tell me anything too secret or it wouldn’t even be on my blog. But all names are changed and locations have been removed.
I’d been up all night,
I was busy helping a few of the people from that video comment. And I was exhausted. They all had minor hauntings or some weak hexes. I hadn’t realized just how much more prevalent this stuff is in South and Central America. Everyone and their grandma throws spells at each other.
And for some of the dumbest shit you could imagine. One guy actually got his car bewitched with cemetery dirt because of the way he parked his car. Granted, the man parks like an ass. I’d be pissed too if some idiot parked his car like Rambo and took half of someone else’s parking spot. But leaving a skull candle to burn on the hood of the car with what I can only imagine was cemetery dirt around his car is pretty fucking bad.
I had thought that it was a rival or some enemy. Instead, when I cast the bones, the spirits said he was hexed because his neighbors think he’s an asshole. I thought he was lying at first when he said he had no enemies. Instead I realized that no one has ever told him they find him annoying. And I had to find a way to gently break it to him.
Yeah, that went as well as you can expect. But luckily I had help from the spirits to explain it to him.
The bones said he had some kind of condition. Like a personality disorder that made it hard for him to click with people. Having some issues of my own I can relate. I managed to get him to understand . We got the hex off his car,
And he made a cake for his neighbors to show them his friendly side. I actually felt bad that I was impatient with him. I realized I was acting like an asshole because growing up with my own disabilities, people treated me differently too. Add to that, that I could see things as a child. I had a very lonely childhood and people treated me like shit.
So I learned to be sarcastic and to chew someone out real quick. We’ve become friends. And my cleansing helped change his luck. I’m also happy to report that my pointers and those of my spirits helped him become more social. Trying to get him into therapy next.
A good old fashioned support group goes a long way. I now count him as one of my good friends. So I was trying to sleep the next day because I was drained. And I have the bad habit of being a workaholic. As I was laying in bed to sleep the day away, I decided to check my work email.
The one I use for paranormal consultations. And this new email had been sent to me five minutes before. I was bored and figured I would read it and then answer later. This was the email he sent.
“My name is Alvaro and I found your email by reading some comments you made on a YouTube video. The one of the 33 candles of Relatos de la Noche channel. In which I found an interesting addition to the video, your comment. I liked the way you shared your knowledge and gave people your confidence, and your opinion. Among the comments you made, you pointed to a person that sometimes a sudden loss of luck and a lack of energy could be indicators that something was not quite right.
It is thus and for the same reasons that I contact you so that you guide me to know if those issues that I feel I have in my life are of a supernatural nature. Particularly in my professional life. I have suffered from a significant decrease in my income. And I wonder if this is due to some negative energy or simply due to all the changes that have been generated by the pandemic since last year. Which has led to a significant decrease in work for everyone. In advance I appreciate the attention you give to this email and awaiting your valuable response.
I honestly didn’t think this was anything out of the ordinary at first. In the Paranormal, we are trained to be skeptical. But being a witch I am trained to not judge a book by its over. What seems normal and mundane could turn out to be supernatural. Also there was something about his demeanor.
Analyzing him is what made me step back to re-evaluate him. His Spanish didn’t have any slang to it like most modern speakers. In fact he spoke so proper that even the English translation sounds proper. People who speak like that tend to be of the upper crust of their societies. Latin America still has a reigning elite that goes back centuries from the Spanish aristocrats to the land owners.
A lot of countries are like that. I have met wealthy people who are nouveau riche (new rich). They still talk like regular people. The stick hasn’t yet been firmly planted up their anal regions yet. He talks like he’s always had money, or had access to some fancy school.
I’ve had a few run ins with the wealthy before. This tells me two things. One, he’s probably not someone with an open mind. In fact I’d say that he must have had a fairly conservative education. So ideas about the occult or supernatural would be seen as silly.
He’s already tried to debunk his own paranormal experiences. He’s probably still trying to debunk himself. He may even be chastising himself for contacting a random “witch doctor” off YouTube. So he isn’t some overly superstitious person given to fantastical thinking. He’s probably even borderline atheist or at least agnostic.
Which leads to two. Something convinced him to consider the paranormal as being real. Something that’s serious enough that his logical mind can’t account for it. His explanations are falling flat on their face, before actual, tangible evidence. I stood up in my bed debating whether or not I should wait to email him.
My body said,
“Dude, go the fuck to sleep already,”
But my mind said,
So guess which one I listened to? I decided to email him back my opinions, still partially skeptical. And explaining that his loss of luck could be anything. That the world economy was fried. And that bad luck was already in the air due to the Mercury retrograde and the sign of Otura Oyeku which brought bad luck during this season. I’ll save you the long winded explanation.
But I even sent him links and offered to double check with the Gods anyway. I’m finally ready for bed. Because the long ass email with its detailed analysis made me more tired. Then not five fucking minutes passes by when I hear that familiar bing on my phone. No way I said to myself.
No way this guy read all of that and was able to reply so quickly. There must have been five paragraphs in my email. That’s two pages and a half. Only a sociopath reads and understands that fast. So I check thinking no way.
(Fuck me, it is him).
First of all I want to thank you for the prompt response you gave to my previous email. In relation to the question you ask me about whether I have noticed something strange. I comment that the only thing that has me a little intrigued and uneasy about it is what I will tell you next. Last year I received a proposition to occupy a administrative position in my government that was coveted by a person. His name is Adonis Sanchez (he was named after another Greek God. I just changed the name).
Who did everything possible to get the person who tried to hire me fired. I only held the job in question for barely 15 days. After just 15 days they asked for my resignation. The job that I had and that I am telling you about was in a government office in the Republic of (omitted). Which was plagued with problems and many conflicts, I could even say envy.
I had to watch my back at all times. Many people tried “to trip me,” so that any blame for any problem would fall to me. They did this to preserve their own careers. But for me to get all the blame. Despite all the complicated work, I had the collaboration and support of certain people.
Those who worked in the office who allowed me to solve some of the tasks entrusted to me that seemed impossible to do. Until I accomplished these tasks. It gave me a lot of support and praise. Which was a double edged sword as you might imagine. For although my management was brief, it was very intense because during that period there were particular circumstances in which Adonis and other people were involved.
So the person who was my boss by hierarchy ordered me to report them pointing out the irregularities that they had committed in their job. Since these people also exerted pressure on others with gunmen, despite the fact that this is illegal. Which is why my then boss confessed to me that he feared for his life. So he asked me to make the complaint on the irregularities for him. Even though he had security of his own, he feared Adonis.
The complaint I made led Adonis and his own supporters to request my resignation at a very high level. Which they achieved, but I also learned that Adonis did not manage to get the same administrative position I left behind. Eventually he was pressured to leave the government because his own actions had finally angered enough people to expel him. Even then my departure felt like a relief for many reasons. Since I stopped feeling all that pressure and negativity from the people there.
It allowed me to accompany my wife at the delivery of our first child. With whom I have been throughout this pandemic (which could not have been if I had continued working). In addition to the fact that my departure occurred before one of the most complicated stages of the pandemic began where I live. I do not overlook that there is resentment on the part of Adonis towards me. I comment on the latter, because when it was my birthday, among all the messages I received, there was one from Adonis on my Facebook account.
(He wouldn’t tell me the details of what was said. I got the impression that perhaps there were threats).
When I finished reading, I looked up at a lamp. It’s glass screen inexplicably burst. At such a strange coincidence I blocked him from my contacts on that social network. I had believed that perhaps he hacked me. Maybe a hacker could use some sophisticated form of tech to do that.
But I knew I was fooling myself. I know technology well. No hacker could cause something like that with a few keystrokes. And this was a regular lamp not another computer. What could he have done from a computer to cause that from happening? Somehow I knew it had been him.
What caused it I still don’t know. I eventually convinced myself the event with the screen was a coincidence. Although I still have doubt as I tell you. Sometimes I feel very tired and sometimes without strength, it takes a lot more energy to do my job than usual. Despite this, I can tell you to this day I have not lacked money.
Since I have enough to meet the expenses of the house. I have to buy food and enough to cover the debts, which makes me feel blessed and not feel helpless. It is difficult to have that feeling of uncertainty and feel tense month after month not knowing if I will have enough. Especially for my wife and my baby. I really appreciate your help and the time you have dedicated to me.
As you say, possibly all this that I have told you is only due to the bad times that all of us are experiencing. So I will review the information you shared with me. When you have the opportunity, review my case. If you notice that it is nothing extraordinary, in advance I will appreciate the guidance. And light that you can provide me in these complicated and dark times that everyone is going through.
– Alvaro ,”
“Fuck,” I said to myself. I knew I wasn’t going to get any sleep.
A few hours later,
I was getting the specifics of everything from this man. I also asked him to use the signal app. It’s better than WhatsApp. WhatsApp is owned by Facebook now, so the previously private data is probably going to them. Signal was recommended to me by a friend who is always on top of tech privacy.
We began texting back and forth there. I was concerned that Adonis might be surveilling this guy. I didn’t want to find out if this prick could hop on a plane and come after me for helping his enemy. He assured me that he had his house swept for bugs once a week. And he had the means to make sure he was protected.
Alvaro seemed harmless enough. For a guy who knows to have his house swept for bugs. And even though he has “financial problems” he’s got the means to protect himself from someone as dangerous as Adonis Sanchez. I wondered if I should even be helping him. How do I know his story is true and he isn’t the one gunning for Adonis? I’ve had that happen before in the past.
I’ve had clients trick me into thinking they were the victims at first. I refused to be somebody’s pawn again. Instead, I was doing a divination the next few days to see who he was. And I was right. He wasn’t the pure dove he claimed to be.
However, this Adonis guy was way worse than I expected. The spirits I talked to said that Alvaro had understated just how dangerous and messed up Adonis was. I could see an image of someone of mixed indigenous and white ancestry like Alvaro. And he had an aura as black as a void in space. Nothing on Earth is supposed to have an aura like that.
He was frustrated he couldn’t kill off Alvaro. And he did have magic. Lots of magic. Western Hermitic magic I think. Through the divination I felt that Alvaro had a security team keeping tabs on Adonis.
I also felt there was far more to the story then he was letting on. So I tactfully asked him if there were other details I could use for the divination. He emailed me a short background for him and Adonis. A sort of origin story.
In response to your questions, I will tell you that I held the government position a year ago. I have not had contact in that area of government until then. I began to carry out my profession in the private sector so as not to be near those people. I am only involved in my local government; so I consider that I can speak freely with you on this subject. Regarding this man, Adonis, I can tell you that I met him many years ago around 2004 and 2005, as we were internship companions in an office while we were studying at the university.
At that time he was a very happy man. A very different sort to whom he is now. He was involved in a car accident due to drunk driving. He collided with a tree and his companion, his best friend, died. For this, he was imprisoned for a time until he managed to get out of prison.
I knew that event transformed him. And his time behind bars also transformed him into someone I no longer knew. I stopped having contact with him since then. Until we met again last year, during the job I told you about. I really appreciate the attention you give when reading my messages and I am attentive to anything you may need.
His story didn’t add up. From what he told me, there was zero reason for this guy to be angry with him. And yet reading the story and reading the energy of the past, I could feel so much anger. It had boiled over time into a primal rage. Like Adonis wanted to tear Alvaro apart limb from limb.
He wasn’t telling me everything and probably never would. But whatever. It’s not my battle. If these two want to wipe each other out and then duke it out in the afterlife, that’s their problem. At this point, I’m only interested in two things.
One is getting paid good money. And the other is ensuring that innocent people don’t get caught in the crossfire. I began to have vague impressions about Adonis learning Hermeticism in prison. Someone opened Adonis up to that world. Showed him how to use magic.
And it served him well. Because it opened doors for him in business and in government. You’d think somebody with a record for killing someone while drunk driving would have a hard time getting a position anywhere. So how did he get such a lofty position? I also suspected he learned a lot about the world in there. Kill or be killed.
And something else too. Adonis’ magic should have caused Alvaro’s finances to go to the toilet. Even to cause health problems. So I started asking myself if Alvaro also practices . Or if he just had immunity from magic in his bloodline.
Some people have strong bloodlines from witch ancestors. And those ancestors watch out for them. Make them partially immune to sorcery. Or to bad luck in general. People who seem to have “the golden touch” and can make anything prosper.
A man with the level of magic that I sensed Adonis had, should have been able to take Alvaro out with sorcery. I also saw that Alvaro had spiritual portals all over the place. And lots of dark clouds in the spiritual world around his home. He’d purposely kept all of this out of his emails to me. So what else had he lied about?
A few days ago, I got a nasty feeling. My land lady is a Romani woman. One of her animals almost died. And the red scarf around her neck that she uses to protect herself from the evil eye was loosening. Some nasty person whom she is already aware of had sent her a curse.
And said animal absorbed it. After the incident, I started getting a warning from my own spirits. And I am now doing special protective rituals for myself.
Not too long after that, I received a blog post notification from an Orisha Temple in California. And they had a very interesting thing to say. They were warning of sudden death.
In Yoruba religion, we have sacred signs. And they have different stories attached to them. They tell various stories that are sacred texts. But this sign I did not recognize. It’s called Oturaoyeku.
I had to call up an old Santero from Cuba to look it up. Apparently it’s referred to as “the devil’s mark” and a “sign of demonic power”. It means there are people plotting mischief or harm of some sort. Betrayal that could lead to murder. Curses from unethical practitioners.
Strange deaths, bad luck of every sort, the works. I looked it up later for myself and yes. This is a sign of corruption and vice. It symbolizes the “rot of corpses”. It means “even the Devil has a protective Egun” (spirit of the dead, a spirit guide).
This is a metaphor reminding us that everyone, even bad people, have spiritual protectors. And these evil spirits aid them in causing harm to good people. Speaking from past experience, that’s very true. Also we have a Mercury Retrograde headed our way next Saturday (Jan 30th, 2021). Which means Hermes is headed towards his cthonic aspect of Terrestrial Hermes.
Hermes as a God of the dead. Their guide and protector. Hermes is a God of many things. From magic to technology, to languages, and business. Not just communication.
So when he enters his reaper aspect, everything he’s in charge of goes in reverse. Marriages break down, businesses go down, friends become enemies, etc.. And of course money problems. So now is not a time to make projects. Now is not a time to argue with anyone or try to prove yourself right. It will all backfire on you.
Now is the time to honor your dead through Hermes. Ask for his guidance. Retrogrades happen for a reason. And that reason is that things need to be corrected. And given the clusterfuck of a year we had in 2020, that’s an understatement.
Meditate, be a hermit. And stay the hell out of trouble. If someone mouths off to you, ignore them. Be polite and move the fuck on. It isn’t worth it.
Because all it takes is one confrontation. Just one, and you could get beat up. Or arrested, cursed, hell even killed. It isn’t worth it.
So we all need to slow down. Don’t go out as much. Try to avoid dangerous situations. During a normal retrograde, accidents happen. But given that the Babalawos have sensed death in the air this isn’t something you want to tempt. And have a lot of patience because you need it.
They prescribe using Iyerosun. It’s a type of magical powder that comes from a tree named the Iyosun tree. Loosely translated it means Iyosun powder. It’s wood dust normally made by termites. And it’s blessed with ashe (divine grace) by the Babalawos.
The instructions are in their post. However, you should only do this if you are either a Babalawo or have some kind of knowledge on it. For non initiates that will be a lot harder. Unless you can find someone in your area who practices. If not I would suggest doing an offering to Orula and Odudawa for some heavenly protection.
You don’t have to be a Santero for that. I’ve seen Rootworkers pray to Orula and give him offerings. Do a divination and ask for help. Ask them what they want as an offering. Or even look it up.
It won’t have the exact same effect as what is prescribed. But the Orishas always listen to those who wish for help. Same with other divine beings. Just make sure you respect the culture and heritage. If you have questions book a reading with the Babalawos.
I normally offer that myself. But in these matters, these are high priests and have greater knowledge and spiritual authority. Or if you have a God you already feel comfortable with or a Saint or whoever, ask them. This isn’t a contest. Everyone has their own spirituality that works for them.
If you wish to work in your own culture, but need a few tips, book a reading with me. Studying folk magic prepared me for helping others to carve out their own rituals. Make it there’s. Regardless, there’s a few things that the Santero I spoke with gave me as advice during this time.
– He said I should pray to Orula and Odudawa. For protection of myself and family.
– Make offerings to Babalu Aye and Oro.
Babalu Aye handles disease. Oro is a very strange being that didn’t quite make it to Cuba. Essentially he is a God of the dead and necromancy, and he punishes the wicked. When he kills them, their ghosts join his group or entourage and they punish people for him
A Babalawo first told me about him. But good luck getting any real information. His cult in Nigeria is a mystery religion, for men only. It’s a secret society. And when they do their night time rituals, people know to stay in doors.
There was a controversy in Nigeria a few years ago. It was over a Muslim woman at was out on the road at night. The cult was doing a procession in the streets with drums. People are supposed to stay in doors. But she was out at night and had encountered the men doing their rituals.
A taboo that hasn’t been broken in a long time. I can’t remember too much except that I think she got hurt. And it made a huge religious debate. The question was raised about whether or not everyone in a community, should be subject to taboos from religions they don’t practice. Regardless, Oro’s cult and it’s secrets are known only to those who initiate.
What I do know from a Paranormal case where I asked a Babalawo for help, is that Oro and Babalu Aye are often called upon together. They’re given offerings and called upon for protection from evil spirits. From Black Magic. From cursed lands and weird deaths etc.. So it makes sense this old Santero would tell me to call upon them. Apparently we are to ask from protection from them as well.
– Wear a Cross or Protective Charm around your neck.
He says that at this time, the Devil’s power will be at it’s strongest. That in his day, he was told to wear holy items around his neck if something like this came about. It wasn’t always a cross either. Sometimes he would wear some kind of amulet in the form of a small charm bag around his neck. At other times a tiger’s eye stone, or a medal of a Saint.
So no matter the religion, wear something protective around your neck. A crystal, a small bag or ring. He even mentioned having small family heirlooms blessed. You could wear that around your neck and it would work too. He didn’t go too deep into it except that it was a taboo he observed.
In my case I don’t have my necklace because it broke recently. So I am using a red band blessed by by the Romani woman with the medals of St. Benedict around my wrist. The use of charms is a very important taboo to follow now.
– Avoid all forms of negative thinking, action, or speech
What he was told when he was a young man, was that the bad spirits can hear you more clearly under this sign. So if you complain about something, or just say something nasty in general, they’ll make it worse. They’ll take it as an open invitation to come bother you. Even if it’s something nasty about a person who is nasty themselves. Don’t speak on it.
Don’t do curses or just retribution spells. Instead do offerings to your higher powers and let them handle stuff for you. These beings want to give you enough rope to hang yourself with. Don’t give them that satisfaction. And with a retrograde, that is likely to happen almost anywhere.
So don’t just quarantine because of the pandemic. Staying out of the streets is a good thing even if we didn’t have a plague on our hands.
– Beware of betrayal. And beware of gifts from enemies.
You have no idea what they’re really giving you. A special emphasis was made on witches who curse objects they gift you. These objects are supposed to turn your life upside down.
– Beware when divining
He mentioned something about these spirits trying to reach us when we divine. If we must divine it should only be in daylight hours. Never in the night. And only if we know how to block negative spirits from messing with our visions and messages. This is something very prevalent in this sign.
Especially with the use of cards I am told. Which is probably some kind of psychic interference these entities do in this sign. They seem to cause confusion and misinformation. Which leads me to the next taboo.
– Don’t make decisions with a bad mind
The bad spirits will make life more stressful. They will try to spin you every which way. To get you off guard so that you can make a mess out of your life. These are things that sound a lot like a Retrograde. But unlike a retrograde, this is not for your own good.
It’s meant to take you backwards in life.
– Beware of dark spirits
Specifically, beware of Eggun Buruku or “dark dead”. These are the angry ghosts of people who either weren’t good in life. Or they died in horrible ways, were forgotten and lost by their descendants etc.. They’ll be roaming the streets more than usual. Many cultures or faiths have their own version of dark ghosts. The Japanese even had their own books detailing what kinds of Yūrei (angry ghosts) were out there.
So probably brush up on your banishing rituals and recharge your charms. And when walking into your house, walk backwards with your back entering the home. Otherwise, certain spirits can follow you inside. This is something they do in Trinidad to break your tracks so entities can’t follow you in.
– Avoid being out at night if you can. If you have to be out, ward your car and yourself with charms and prayers.
– Treachery from children. Whatever that means.
There’s a bunch of other stuff associated with this sign and all of it is bad. But I think I made my point. Oh and one last thing, cleansing baths. And the use of holy water. To cleanse your soul and mind.
Or if you are good with herbs, cleanse with that. Cleanse daily to avoid dark energy in yourself and your body. Be safe everyone,
I don’t know if anyone else has noticed things getting extra nasty as of late. But I have. Recently I had to help out a client from Siberia of all places, with a negative attachment. This man even had scratches on his back. It turns out he bought a cursed object somewhere and took it home with him.
It took quiet some time before either of us figured THAT one out. I thought, “Hey, maybe it’s just the Mercury Retrograde kicking our ass extra this year,”. It turns out No, it isn’t the damn retrograde. It’s something worse. It is a transit with Rahu Ketu.
Basically, the old stories (Puranas) of the Hindu religion say that during the war between the Devatas (Gods) and the Asuras (Demons), they fought over the treasures of Heaven. Among the treasures was Amrit, the elixir of immortality. And one of the Demons, named Svarbhanu, had shape shifted to look like a Demi God. He drank the elixir and became immortal. And by the time Vishnu had figured it out and chopped his head off it was too late.
His body and head became separate Demonic Twins called Rahu and Ketu. And the Gods ended up allowing them to rule human affairs. Basically he’s a type of Demon God now. Not just a regular Demon. The Amrit bestows Godhood.
They are both the same entity and yet also separate. He is called the King of Meteors and Eclipses. And his influence over humanity is even more baneful than Mercury Retrograde. Retrogrades are natural and ultimately good. Because during these shadow periods, we learn more about ourselves.
We change and become better people. But this just brings out the worst in us. Well to make this even worse we are in Merc Retrograde and a New Moon. New Moon’s in ancient cultures are considered the time of bad luck and evil or dark spirits. Especially the dead.
So we have more than just a cthonic pulse. We have a dark pulse. What I call a wave of bad luck an inauspicious days and energies. And the Parentalia and the Antihesterion which are both times of the dead in Ancient Greece and Rome just finished recently. So something dark and unclean is at work here.
Prayer to Lord Shiva and Lady Parvathi are most recommended right now. It seems like all the bad spirits from last year are pissed because this year is a time of light. They’re throwing temper tantrums where they can it seems. So shield, cleanse, ward, and be aware of your surroundings. Here is the Astrological report
I have been meditating lately and I feel strong changes are begining to materialize in our world. They’re probably for the better (probably). But whatever they are, they will bring some measure of conflict with them. It all starts on the New Moon in Leo this Tuesday and Wednesday. Which is also when Mercury goes direct.
This is a positive sign, but it also means Mercury Retrograde is dying hard. Since new moons belong to the dead. So expect a little turbulence on the way out. You can read hear about the new moon here :
And more on the August Astrological Forecast here :
The general concensus among Astrologers seems to be that this new moon will recalibrate everything. Change energy structures and alignments. Let’s hope for the better. Also, this acompanys another Supermoon. Which means this is going to increase the power of the changes.
Monday is also a Soma Pradosham or Monday version of Shiva’s Pradosham. Which brings prosperity and abundance. Parvathi his wife rules the moon and thus mondays. So this whole week will be full of changes and opportunities. And the power of the Moon.
So that’s all to report for now. Oh and shortly after Mercury leaves retrograde to go direct, Jupiter goes direct on Sunday Aug 11. Which means financial matters and other matters of power and control will start to go back to normal.
Now normally, when July comes around, most people don’t view it as a dark time. Most people think of the scorching heat of the sun. But if you have been reading my studies and my weird little exploits then you know I am not most people. For starters, in the Ryukyuan Islands of Japan, the entire month of July is their version of Ghost Month. If you don’t know the story behind that festival, you can read about it here :
But this Month has started out cthonic even astrologically. Both monday and tuesday start out with a New Moon. New Moon’s are considered the time of the dead and times of bad luck in Hinduism. Tuesday also has a solar eclipse in the sign of cancer. The day after the new moon in the old Roman calendar is the Nones which is dedicated to the dead and considered a bad luck day.
On the 7th of July (Sunday) we have Mercury going into retrograde which now joins Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter in their retrogrades. Then on the 16th of July (Tuesday) we have a Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn. Then there’s the feast of the dead saints Saints Cyril and Methodius on Friday July 5th. And if you notice, we end this new month the same way it begins : with a New Moon between the days 30 and 31st with the Feast of Joseph of Arimathea. So either way, it seems we’re bound for a lot of change.
And a lot of dark influences.
As always, stay in doors during the solar eclipse, any offerings you’ll make to the Sun Gods must be on altars to the dead to their underworld aspects. On Lunar Eclipses, you can stay outside to make wishes. But only for as long as the conjurations last. Then immediately go inside. If you are sick, or a woman who is pregnant or on her period, really not a good idea.
Liminal times like these will hit you harder than a man. Speak your wishes over the offerings and leave them outside before the actual events. You’ll still get your wishes. And remember : leave offerings blessed with prayer for the dark dead on crossroads or cemeteries, bodies of water like rivers or ponds are also good. They’ll channel themselves into animals in order to eat in most cases.
Also feed your land and house spirits to be safe and protected during this time. Now is the time to do a lot of cleansing and cleaning of the home. Also on Sunday we have the Tanabata Festival of Japan (Qixi in China) the Star Light festival of the two lovers. We have a bunch of holy holidays of light including the Slavic Kupala Night (the final Summer Solstice festival) which also ends Sunday. So we have a balance of light with darkness.
Update : As a matter of fact I may do more updates in the future.
I did my Soothsaying as usual. I did offerings to the Gods and entered a trance. I began to perceive days and weeks as energies. And then I marked my astrological calender with notes. Which I found something odd.
In fact I have never done this before.
Apparently, I pointed out that there is a vortex forming. Almost like a strange weather pattern of the spirit world. It started Monday to Tuesday this week with the New Moon and Solar Eclipse.
What I learned is that the vortex seems to be connected to the astrological phenomenon. Some kind of doorway in our skies is being opened. What, I have no idea. This could be for karma. This could be due to the Ryukyuan Ghost Month which is every July.
Or it could be something else entirely. I am still doing my research. What I also discovered is that the magic involved is influenced by the power of four. It creates a kind of square or perhaps a cube.
I noticed another phenomenon. Light and Dark seem to be going back to back with each other. We started the month dark. Tomorrow the feast of Cyril and Methodius we begin a light energy. It seems to be solar and rises to prominence from the 6th-7th which is Kupala Night. Then on the 7th Mercury Retrograde we have the Star Festival.
The light changes from solar to starlight. Night reigns but with infusions of holy light. Then around the day 9 to 10 it begins to clear up. A “Dawning” begins. But rather than Sunlight, I spiritually saw a large moon rising to illuninate everything at the 11th. The Full Moon isn’t until Tuesday the 16th, the same time as the Lunar Eclipse which adds a weird power to this.
The Eclipse and everything else sort of creates a spiritual vortex that feels similar to the Bermuda Triangle. Only it’s a square. And then I realized it’s actually a Cube. I just haven’t pinpointed yet where the last two points of the Cube are. Or what they are.
On the 11th the monthly energy is illuminated with lunar energy. That is the Dawning. But by the 17th it darkness till the end of the month. Oh and guess what? The regular Chinese Ghost Month starts next month on the 1st and ends on the 19th. So that means we have two cthonic months.
I wondered if I hadn’t found the other two points of the Cube, because they were for next month. And I was correct. Mercury going direct on the 31st is one point.
The last is Jupiter going direct next month on the 11th which is a master number. And Zeus or Jupiter as the God of Gods is a true master.
I’ll wait to do any other predictions for next month. It almost looks like a Hurricane path. So what I get from all this is :
Light Vs. Dark or Light working with the dark.
Lots and lots of spirits, light, dark, and neutral but mostly light or dark coming through during this timeframe. Ending sometime after Jupiter goes direct.
Possible increase in violence.
Potential for peace, though it will be hard.
This month is tricky, good and bad vibes mixed into one. For protection from the Hungry Ghosts (I believe in India they are called Preta) you should have sacred charms with protective blessings or spells. Crosses, Stars of David, images of certain Gods or even holy books placed in corners of the home will shield it. Also place salt all around the outside of the home and salt the doors and windows from both sides. At the same time, you can charge the same charms with good energy from this month.
I would call this a Yin and Yang month. How will you put these energies to work for you? Oh and by the way. After I finished my update on what appeared to be a spiritual vortex, I saw this over my home in Miami. Sweetwater down the road from FIU to be precise. It’s not there anymore but I saw it.
They were taken with different phones. The originals were mine which is an Android. The lighter ones are from an iPhone 6. Notice that in every snap of the iPhone they seem to change in color. Interesting that this happened after my reading.
Apparently what I saw, was seen all over Florida. Even by people out to sea. This video shows at 10:13 that it could be seen off the shores of Florida.
Since then, the strange Earthquakes in California have been happening. Quakes that many residents are saying are not the norm for them. Could the “spiritual storm” I foresaw be something major happening?
I will put the remaining updates on this twitter thread
Yes, you read that right. As if the begining of this year wasnt Cthonic enough (holidays of the dead all over February) now Hermes (Mercury) enters his Reaper aspect of Terrestrial Hermes in retrograde. He does this on the 5th of March. The day before the New Moon which is also for the dark spirits of the dead. It seems that no matter what, the dark forces of winter are dying hard.
On the Retrograde, it only lasts until March 28th :
My grandfather died last month. Which is why I have been gone for so long. And the reaping seems to continue till now. The New Moon is in 15° Pisces. You can read about it’s effects here :
Sharing the IFA calender for this Month. And I have noticed some interesting things while reviewing it. Now, my observations have nothing to do with IFA. At least not all the way. These are things that I noticed based on my readings, divination (that I do for myself) every time that I update my calender, and Cuban and Greek folk ways.
I am not intending to misconstrue various traditions. Nor am I intending to offend anyone. This is my personal, mixed, theology and how I view things. Today I looked at the calender on my wall and remembered that I haven’t updated anything. As soon as I get astrological reports or the Monthly IFA calender from this site, I update my wall calender.
Off the bat, I realized that today is Thursday the 8th. Thursdays and the number 8 are sacred to Poseidon. So I did my offerings for him at a tree I designated for male Gods of Prosperity and I gave the offering in his name. Once I realized how important today was, and remembered that Thursday is a good ritually charged day, I decided to sit down and update my calender. In doing so, I discovered some powerful days with numerology.
Tomorrow for example is ruled by Sango and Oya and it is the 9th day (sacred to Oya). Oya and Sango are both warriors. And days they rule carry both prosperity and aggressive energy. So depending on how you look at it, you can either have a really good day or a really bad day. Moving on, Tuesday is the 13th.
Which carries power in Cuban and Italian tradition as Friday 13th. And guess what? Sango and Oya again. So, I added 4 (number of Sango) with Oya’s number 9 and got 13. So it’s a double 13 day. A day of great Mysticism and power.
On the 16th, the Planet Venus goes direct which resembles great prosperity. Since Venus/Aphrodite is not just a Goddess of love but of abundance. But, the same day Venus goes direct, Mercury goes into Retrograde which means everything goes wrong. In the IFA calender, the 16th of this Month will be ruled by Ochossi, Orisha Oko, and Ogun. While in my personal experiences with them, they bring forth prosperity, they are also warriors.
Well, Ochossi and Ogun are. Orisha Oko is seen as a Farmer who brings forth prosperity. Still the symbolism is clear : on one side, renewed abundance, on the other, conflict. Saturday 17th is ruled by Sango and Oya again. Saturday is normally a day for the dead and Oya is a Guide for the dead. The 21st (21 is often a number of destruction or dominance like 9) is again ruled by Sango and Oya. I did the numerology calculations of 13 (Sango and Oya) and the number 21, broke down the final number to a single digit : 7.
The number of Mysticism. To me this symbolizes that out of percieved destruction comes creation. The next day which is the 22nd is the day before the full moon when I do my first lunar rituals. The next day is the 23rd. The 22nd is ruled by Obatala the King of Heaven, Egungun (the collective dead), Iyaami (Divine Priestesses), and Sanpanna the Lame Footed God of Healing and Disease.
The next day is ruled by IFA order, Esu (Crossroads God), Osun (Goddess of love and Prosperity and this is on a Friday like Aphrodite), Aje (the Grace of the Gods, their primal energy), Yemaya (Ocean Goddess), and Olokun the Orisha or Deity also of water who serves Yemaya (or is an aspect of her depending on your theology). Two very powerful days ruled by the Moon. Lunar magic in my experience works well both with the dead (Egungun) and with Water. A combination of several powers and wisdom. When I added the number 22 and 23 and reduced it to a single digit I received the number 9.
A number of destruction or creation based on your personal thoughts. Sacred to Aphrodite and to Oya. And with Egungun on the day before and Osun on Friday which is the day of Aphrodite, there is a lot of power to be had here. These are the days which caught my attention. I believe that this means a lot of reaping and rebirth are set to happen this month.
So watch out and prepare. November is looking to be a magnificent month indeed.
The picture here is of the main Orishas or Gods of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. This was the religion that Santeria comes from. Here they are depicted ruling each of their territories.
I thought it fitting to use this image since they are the ones who feature the most in this post. Praised be to their Spiritual Energies!
Well, we have a lot to discuss everyone. For one, today Friday Oct 5, 2018, Venus-Aphrodite goes into retrograde. I’m specifically going to set aside offerings for her as Aphrodite of Delphi. This isn’t an actual title, but her cult at Delphi was connected to the dead. This because her lover Adonis had died.
So I will be giving offerings to Lord Adonis as well. I will pray at my Bothros (altar of the dead) for three nights at midnight with an offering. During these three nights I will ask her to shed mercy on me and mind during this turbulent time for love. To help us understand what isn’t working in our lives. And to fix our issues.
I will also be taking this time to work with the dead. I’m going to use this ritual to ask her and Adonis to cross as many souls over as possible. I’ve mentioned in the “Great Reaping” article how one works with a Bothros to do retrograde work. The ritual is pretty identical to whatever God you’re working with who enters retrograde. You can find that post here :
Venus Retrograde will last strangely, until another Friday, November 16th. And on the same day that Venus leaves Retrograde, Mercury enters retrograde 😮😲😨😱🙀!!!!!!
Someone up there must be having a lot of fun right now. The IFA Sect of the Yoruba Religion says that we need to beware of death this season. The energy of death is everywhere. They also warn us that we must beware of people misleading us from our faith. That only with faith in the higher powers will we be safe.
The prescribed offering is two fish given as a sacrifice in honor of IFA. I fed the animals outside two fish in their honor to be safe. I have noticed that there are malignant entities trying to make us doubt our faith. With the veil starting to open up, bad spirits are already trying to manipulate us. But don’t worry.
Remember that for every bad spirit, there is a good spirit helping us. The veil allows them access to us too. You can read the Divination done by the IFA Temple for yourself here :
Despite this, not everything is bad or bleak. There’s plenty of good. The veil seems to be unleashing positive forces to help us. According to Astrologer Jamie Kahl at Pandora Astrology, there is for this Month :
The Spirit of Tolerance
Open Mindedness and Generosity
Reaping of the old
And before Mercury goes retrograde next Month, it’s propelling us to be better people right now. It’s actually moving faster in order for us to do projects and important things right now. So take advantage of Mercury right now before it enters retrograde. Do what you can now in a timely fashion. However, be mindful of :
Your money. You need to save what you can. Be extra cheap this month.
Be balanced in all things. This includes not just money but what you eat. Nothing in excess is what you need to focus on.
And finally, be mature. Admit your own faults without grinding yourself to the dust. And above all, no lying to yourself or to others. Astrologically, it’s when we hit the 23rd of this Month when we truly enter the spiritual darkness. Meditation with the Dub Sidhe (Dark Faeries) and the dark side of nature is good.
We live in a society that demonizes even the color black as evil. Dark Faeries are the spirits of winter. And like the other Faeries, the protectors of nature. Working with them can help you :
Ground and Center
Focus on your own internal struggles and help you in the physical world
Protection from evil spirits and curses
And being one with the Gods and Spirits of Winter time.
The Wild Hunt is only now beginning. Actually that’s not true. It came early this year. Remember Ghost Month came before Mabon. So as far back as two months ago we were dealing with negative entities.
Dealing with opened doors and dealing with the conflict of light and dark, summer and winter. So we’ve actually started the yearly reaping and wild hunt earlier than normal. Now, the Peak of Mercury’s light power will be the 30th of October (Tuesday). And the next day on the 31st, Venus starts to come out of the dark, and into the Light. These two days are in preparation both for Mercury to enter the dark and Venus to enter the light.
I’ve also noticed that on the IFA and Orisa Calendar which you can access here :
1) Obatala, the King of Heaven, sky king, White Robed King.
He’s the King of the Yoruba Gods (Orishas). A purely Heavenly King. This means Heaven favors this day.
The word Egun or Eggun is used for Ghosts. So Egungun means the collective dead. All the Ghosts in the land of the dead. Basically this means this day is also ruled by the Ancestors and giving them offerings and asking their advice is a good idea.
3) The Iyaami Priestesses
These were Witch Goddesses brought to Earth to aid humanity. They temporarily became evil and did evil things. Three of the Four sisters repented and returned to the service of the Gods. The fourth sister died unrepentant. Even now that the mystical witches are good, they represent aggressive forces.
They can be destructive. But destruction is also a part of creation. This means the Iyaami Priestesses are bringing with them change.
Also called Shaponna. In Santeria we call him Babalu Aye. The God of Disease and Healing of Disease. He’s mostly associated with smallpox, leprosy, and lame feet.
The combination of these influences is the touch of heaven, the wisdom of the ancestors and the Iyaami Priestesses, and Healing. Which by the way, Obatala is also a Healer Deity. So all of this is for transformation of the greatest kind. The other day paired with this day is ruled by :
1) The Order of IFA
The wise men and women of Orula the God of Divination and Magic.
Also known as Elegua. The Orisha of the Crossroads and Magic.
Also called Oshun the Orisha of Love, Prosperity, Nature, Magic, and Life.
Also known as Ashe, Ache, or Ase. The energy of creation and manifestation. The grace of the Gods.
Also called Yemaya, the Orisha of the Ocean. Queen of the Seas. Great Mother.
The secret Orisha. No one really knows if it is a He or a She. This God serves Yemaya in the bottom of the Ocean. A healer and imparter of wisdom. These are two powerful days for wisdom and magic.
That they appear to be ruling every two days this month, means that we have a lot of wisdom and manifestation. The other two days are being ruled by :
Sango and Oya
Sango was one of the great Yoruba Emperors. He was a God before he lived his human life on Earth. And he became a God again in death. He is the Orisha of Seers, Magic, Warriors, Fire, Lightning, and Masculinity. His Wife Oya is the Orisha of Thunderstorms, Winds, Change, the Market Place and Economies, and she is a Guide to the dead.
She takes them straight to the Front Gates of the burial grounds. She is also a warrior and when she dances in the clouds, thunderstorms manifest. Those are days that are very intense and full of conflict. But they can yield rewards if one is vigilant. The other days are ruled by :
The Orisha of Blacksmiths, Nature, and Magic. He is a warrior who fights with a huge sword.
Also called Ochossi, is the Orisha of Hunters and Shamanism.
3) Orisa Oko
Is the Orisha of Agriculture and Abundance.
A day for nature, self reflection, and abundance. The pattern of this whole month seems to be a positive one. The IFA Priests divine who rules what day each month. So all this came from them observing the spiritual weather. So we yet have much to enjoy still.
To read the October forecast from Pandora Astrology go here :
In the Lord of the Rings prequels, we were introduced to Radagast the Brown. An ardent nature lover, he focuses mostly on animals and plants. In the Hobbit, we see him trying to save a hedgehog named Sebastian using medicine. But no matter what he uses or does, it’s not working. “Why isn’t this working? It’s not as if it’s witchcraft,” and there, in that moment he realizes that it is witchcraft.
The darker kind. He then uses a powerful stone from his staff, along with a chant and sucks out the magical poison from Sebastian’s body thus saving him. This is what I call the Radagast Moment. Realizing finally, that sometimes the reasons things go wrong isn’t just because of nature or bad timing. It’s because there are powerful forces hidden in the background where no mortal dare tread.
Now that statement may seem worthy of a tv series than reality. But sadly it isn’t and I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I remembered a few years ago I even told someone that I believed their illness wasn’t just a regular illness. There’s another blog I follow. The man is a modern Beserker.
The beserkers were Norse shamans who could channel animal spirits in order to gain extra strength in battle. Some stories say they were shape shifters. Well, one day this particular beserker, had grown very ill. And the doctors could find nothing wrong with him. He entered mad space, a sort of shamanic state and was able to purge the mystery illness from his body after two days.
The second day he felt like he was dying. I suspected that whatever it was, had been resisting his efforts and fought back. But after two days it was banished from his body. He was well again. He believed that it was just an infection and that his beserker powers allowed him to root it out and expel it.
I do believe in magic helping the body to heal itself. But the doctors didn’t find anything and there was never a rational explanation for what he had. When this happens, sometimes you need to start looking at the more undefined aspects of life. I told him that he may have been suffering from a hex. Or even an entity that had been causing his illness.
Now, give me the benefit of the doubt that I’m not completely nuts. I understand that just because a doctor or scientist hasn’t discovered the source of a problem, doesn’t mean that it’s the supernatural. What I’m saying is, just because we live in a modern society, doesn’t preclude an issue could be supernatural. Things that were once thought of as witchcraft have now been proven real by science. Such as Biofeedback, the method of talking to the body.
But I digress. When you have a disease, you get a second and third opinion right? Sometimes you check with specialists. Doing that with Occultists is no different. When my godfather in Santeria read me the first time, he discovered diseases that none of my doctors had known about. After being examined they discovered a bacteria eating away at the lining of my stomach and a diaphragm hernia.
Before they had insisted all I had was an irritated colon. Shango had told my padrino there was more to it than that. That I needed to insist on them giving me a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. Only then did we finally figure it out. Also, my padrino didn’t know me or my disease history back then.
This was my first meeting with him. He knew all of this and other personal details about me after reading me with Shango. If you suspect something is wrong but your mind keeps telling you you’re being paranoid, tell it to shut up. What do you have to lose by listening to your own intuition? Nothing. But what do you have to lose by not following it? A lot more than you realize.
For some weeks now, I had suspected something was wrong and I intentionally ignored my own intuition. I’m used to the Paranormal method of debunking everything and using straight science. It’s a habit I need to start kicking. Just as it’s bad to think everything is the devil or a bad spirit, it’s also bad when you ignore the signs and still don’t follow them. So now we come to my Radagast moment.
When I started doing my Light Restoration, it set a process in motion. Then last Friday the 13th came which was also John Dee’s birthday, I tried to do a session with him. I called his spirit using my necromancy. I invoked Papa Legba to contact his soul and ask if he would meet with me. I felt an energy of manifest.
It told me that it was one of his attendant spirits. That he was too busy most of the time but that he himself would gladly aid me. I asked my own spirits if this was a good entity and they informed me yes and that he was able to aid me. The entity was invisible to my sight and spoke through a strange empathy. I can only call this “heart speech” he spoke to me with emotions and I interpreted them.
He then told me the source of my problems. Besides my own mundane issues, there was also a person close to the family who was causing trouble. Not just for me but for everyone of us. He wanted to be the source of our attention. So he was sabotaging everyone in my family.
I started thinking back to how it started as one person in my family. Then it was another and another and finally me having issues with money, with success and many other things. It revealed the identity of said person. I performed every divination I knew how to make sure. I didn’t want to believe it. I even asked my godmother in Santeria and got the same answer.
And I started planning on how to expose him. So, I prayed to Nemesis the Goddess of divine vengeance to aid me. I did a Hellenic ritual asking for her aid and for her wrath to fall on the source of the problem (I didn’t say the name of the person). Almost immediately that individual started losing weight, having nightmares, and telling us he felt something in his room just starring at him at night.
Soon our problems just stopped. They didn’t go away, but they stopped in their tracks as if paralyzed. And then they started shifting to him instead. Now he’s going through all of our problems all at the same time. On this retrograde and bloodmoon I have used this work with Hermes to purge the negativity in our lives.
I have asked him to send his spirits to help us remove these road blocks and obstacles. It has taken on the form of bad luck. Just like I mentioned in one of the last posts. Except that upon closer inspection, I realized the retrograde was taking away things that weren’t helping us, and putting us on the path to fixing all of our issues. So with the passage of time, we are getting closer to resolving our problems.
Not everything that happened to us was because of his curse work. It was because his work made problems that were already with us worse. I checked in with the same spirit and he said that before any true restoration of light could happen we need a reaping in our lives. So now I’m working with this retrograde to clean house. I’ve also seen that Mars is in retrograde and Uranus will go into it’s own retrograde as well.
So I need to prepare. I’ll let all of you know more about that later. Oh and here is the scene from the movie.