Star Magic: The Wisdom of the Constellations for Pagans & Wiccans

Star Magic: The Wisdom of the Constellations for Pagans & Wiccans

by Sandra Kynes


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Unleash the Magical Power of the Cosmic Wheel of the Year

Tap into the energy of the stars for divination, ritual, magic, and psychic work. Join author Sandra Kynes on an exploration of the night sky, looking beyond the moon to using the energy of the constellations in magic in ways meaningful to twenty-first-century Pagans and Wiccans. Explore the history associated with each constellation and notable stars, as well as ways to engage them, with help from seventy illustrations and a variety of star maps.

Organized around the Wheel of the Year, Star Magic lets you easily navigate chapters corresponding to both your current season and hemisphere. Discover the constellations of each season, from Virgo in spring to Aquarius in autumn, and dozens more. Use chakras, dream work, and astral travel to align with the stars and harness their power. With this comprehensive book's simple and straightforward methods, you'll reach a new level of magic and wonderment that is out of this world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738741697
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 02/08/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,217,443
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sandra Kynes (Portland, ME) is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and the author of seventeen books on herbs, healing, magic, and Paganism. Additionally, her work has been featured in Utne Reader, The Portal, and Circle Magazine. Sandra's writing also appears regularly in Llewellyn's popular almanacs and datebooks.Her books includeStar Magic, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, andSea Magic.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Astronomy and Astrology 7

Historical Background 7

Chapter 2 Getting Started Stargazing 21

Getting Outside 27

Chapter 3 Engaging Star Energy for Magic and Ritual 33

Working with Energy 33

Chakras 34

Accessing Star Energy with a Spiral 40

How to Use Star Magic 42

Astral Travel, Dream Work, and Ritual 44

Chapter 4 The Spring Quarter of March, April, May 47

The Spring Constellations 49

Boötes: The Plowman/The Herdsman, Green Man 49

Canes Venatici: The Hunting Dogs/Energy of Renewal 52

Centaurus: The Centaur/Chiron the Healer 56

Corona Borealis: The Northern Crown/Guidance and Power 60

Corvus: The Crow/Messenger from Other Realms 63

Crater: The Cup/Chalice of the Goddess 66

Hydra: The Water Snake/Symbol of the Goddess and Transformation 69

Leo: The Lion/Solar Power and Protection 72

Libra: The Scales/Balance and Justice 76

Ursa Major and Ursa Minor: The Great Bear and the Little Bear/Turning the Wheel of the Year 79

Virgo: The Virgin/Maiden and Mother Nurture the World 84

Chapter 5 The Summer Quarter of June, July, August 89

The Summer Constellations 91

Aquila: The Eagle/Power of the Sun 91

Ara: The Altar/Heavenly Sacred Space 94

Capricornus: The Sea Goat/Horned One of Abundance 97

Cygnus: The Swan/Enchanted Shape-Shifter 101

Draco: The Dragon/Wise Guardian 104

Hercules: The Strongman/Dagda and Odin 108

Lupus: The Wolf/Spirit Guide 112

Lyra: The Harp/Otherworldly Guide 115

Ophiuchus and Serpens: The Serpent Bearer and the Serpent/Harmonious Energy 120

Sagittarius: The Archer/Wildness of Nature 124

Scorpius: The Scorpion/Death Wielderand Protector 128

Chapter 6 The Autumn Quarter of September, October, November 133

The Autumn Constellations 136

Andromeda: The Princess/Horse Goddess 136

Aquarius: The Water Bearer/Sea God 139

Aries: The Ram/Power of the Horned God 143

Cepheus and Cassiopeia: The King and Queen/The Lord and Lady 147

Cetus: The Whale/Keeper of Traditions 152

Delphinus: The Dolphin/Carrier of Souls 156

Pegasus and Equuleus: The Winged Horse and the Colt/Powers of Nature 160

Pisces: The Fish/Duality, Unity, and Divination 165

Chapter 7 The Winter Quarter of December, January, February 169

The Winter Constellations 172

Auriga: The Charioteer/Wild and Wise 172

Cancer: The Crab/Between the Worlds 175

Canis Major and Canis Minor: The Great Dog and the Little Dog/Guardians and Guides 180

Eridanus: The River/Flowing Sacred Waters 184

Gemini: The Twins/Power Doubled 188

Lepus: The Hare/Magical Moon Energy 191

Monoceros: The Unicorn/Power of the Crone 194

Orion: The Hunter/Artemis the Huntress 197

Perseus: The Hero/Returning God of Light 201

The Pleiades: Seven Sisters/Bringers of Peace and Wisdom 204

Taurus: The Bull/Horns of Consecration 210

Chapter 8 The Southern Hemisphere 215

The Southern Spring Sky: September, October, November 216

Aquarius 218

Aries 218

Cetus 218

Delphinus 219

Grus: The Crane/Seeker of Knowledge 219

Pegasus and Equuleus 222

Phoenix: The Phoenix/Energy of Self-Transformation 222

Pisces 225

Piscis Austrinus: The Southern Fish/Ancient Wisdom 216

The Southern Summer Sky: December, January, February 228

Canis Major and Canis Minor 229

Endanus 229

Hydrus: The Southern Water Snake/Ancient Goddess Energy 229

Lepus 232

Monoceros 232

Orion 232

The Southern Autumn Sky: March, April, May 233

Centaurus 233

Corvus 234

Crater 234

Crux: The Southern Cross/The Power of Four 235

Hydra 238

Libra 238

Virgo 239

The Southern Winter Sky: June, July, August 240

Aquila 241

Am 241

Capricornus 241

Corona Australis: The Southern Crown/Heavenly Heart 242

Lupus 244

Ophiuchus and Serpens 245

Sagittarius 245

Scorpius 246

Summary 247

Appendix A Finding Your Latitude 249

From the North Pole to the Equator 249

From the Equator South 251

lAppendix B The Stars and Color Magic 253

The Northern Hemisphere 256

Spring Star Colors by Constellation 256

Summer Star Colors by Constellation 260

Autumn Star Colors by Constellation 265

Winter Star Colors by Constellation 269

The Southern Hemisphere 274

Star Colors by Constellation 274

Appendix C The Fixed Stars of Medieval Magic 171

Agrippa's Fifteen Powerful Stars 279

Appendix D Meteor Showers 287

Best Seen in the Northern Hemisphere 288

Best Seen in the Southern Hemisphere 288

Appendix E Complete List of Constellations 289

Glossary 293

Bibliography 297

Endotes 305

Index 307

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