Asteroid 2000 EM26 to Pass Near Earth  

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Passing along this information:

An asteroid the size of three football fields is set to make a close brush of Earth on Monday (Feb. 17), and you can watch the flyby in a live webcast.

Near-Earth asteroid 2000 EM26 poses no threat of actually hitting the planet, but the online Slooh Space Camera will track the asteroid as it passes by Earth on Monday. The live Slooh webcast will start at 9 p.m. EST (0200 Feb. 18 GMT), and you can also watch the webcast directly through the Slooh website.

You can also watch the asteroid broadcast live on Space.com. Scientists estimate that 2000 EM26 is about 885 feet (270 meters) in diameter, and it is whizzing through the solar system at a break-neck 27,000 mph (12.37km/s), according to Slooh. During its closest approach, the asteroid will fly about 8.8 lunar distances from Earth. [See photos of potentially dangerous asteroids]



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Imbolc Incense Recipe  

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Imbolc Incense
  • 3 parts Frankincense
  • 2 parts Dragon's Blood
  • 1/2 part Red Sandalwood
  • 1 part Cinnamon
  • a few drops Red Wine

Burn during ceremonies on Imbolc, or simply to attune with the symbolic rebirth of the Sun - the fading of Winter and the promise of spring.

Source: http://blessedbe.sugarbane.com/incense.htm

American Horror Story: Coven  

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So, I'm curious - what do think of Season 3 of American Horror Story? I loved Season 1 - it was suspenseful and spooky. Season 2 didn't hold my interest, I only got through a few episodes. This one, Season 3, I'm not sure about.


Basing my opinion purely o entertainment value, I'd say it looks entertaining. However, I don't know...once again it seems like we'll have to start all over again, defending and explaining real witches and witchcraft and how it 'really' is...

Thoughts? Please sound off here on my Facebook page

Time Flies, Right?  

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So over the course of the last few months I have been trying to manage life, work, and well, more life. I've suddenly become very poor at all of this. Too many things to do, not enough time, but one major priority is my family. We've been spending lots of time together, riding the motorcycle (me and CJ or CJ and Olivia) and spending time outside.

Olivia and I did manage to get the alter set for Mabon, that's when I realized I have a ton of Samhain stuff but not much Mabon stuff at all!


My birthday is tomorrow - I hope I get some "Witches Brew" candles, my absolute favorite fall scent!

How To Make Homemade Beeswax Candles  

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I have to try this! I love candles but don't love the hunting I have to do to find the right brand! I stumbled upon this tutorial on how to make homemade beeswax candles and now I can't wait to try it!


You need:
  • Beeswax Pastilles (used 1/2c.) 
  • Glass jar(s) 
  • Double Boiler
  • Cotton wick 
  • Chopstick 
Wash out your jar and dry thoroughly.
Cut your wick to the size of the jar, leaving a bit extra to tie around the chopstick.
Tie the wick on the chopstick and place it over the jar to make sure the wick stays in the center.
In a double boiler, melt down the beeswax pastilles until fully liquid.
Gently pour your liquid beeswax around the wick until it gets to the top of the jar.
Let sit until the wax is fully cooled and hardened.
Remove the chopstick and trim the wick to your liking.

Thanks to The Dabblist for this awesome recipe!

Changes  

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I had to disable comments on this blog because of spam. I had a sea of junk comments to wade through and I finally got so fed up that I just deleted them all and disabled comments. If I missed one of yours, I apologize. 

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Relaxing Herbal Bath Soak  

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I found a good bath soak recipe online yesterday, Flower & Milk Bath with Wild Chamomile, Bergamot & Cardamom. I have yet to make it, but it's on my to-do list!



It seems really simple to make:
  1. 10 grams dried rose petals
  2. 20 grams dried chamomile flowers
  3.  20 grams dried lavender buds
  4. 20 grams dried elder flowers
Stir well to combine all the flowers. Then add these essential oils:
  1. 30 drops of wild chamomile
  2. 20 drops of cardamom
  3. 15 drops of bergamot
Mix well.  *Works best if you gently stir flowers after every 10 drops of essential oil.

  • Stir in 40 grams of powdered milk
  • Transfer to a glass jar of your choice. 
  • Make sure to label your jar and keep the lid on at all times to keep the moisture out.

Here is the link to the full tutorial: http://www.freshpickedbeauty.com/2012/05/flower-milk-bath-with-wild-chamomile.html

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