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No one ever said that the time-period of the Full Moon has to be stable and calm. In one sense, it can be similar to the eye of a tornado or severe atmospheric storm. This month’s Full Moon — energizing 7 degrees of Aries and Libra — arrives with a definite jolt at 2:28AM PDT. The reason for the jolt is that in the hour before the Full Moon, the Sun parallels Uranus (1:28AM PDT) while the Sun also makes a contra-parallel with Chiron (2:24AM PDT). The addition of Uranian and Chiron-type dynamics to this Full Moon makes the solar-lunar liaison even more potentially illuminating and healing-oriented than usual. However, if the shadow nature of these celestial bodies somehow takes charge, then a widespread lunacy can take hold — making many people unnerved, worried and anxious. Do your best to send out positive, healing thoughts and prayers to humanity and the kingdoms of nature. Individual and group meditations are encouraged. In esoteric circles, this particular Full Moon every year — as the first one during springtime in the Northern Hemisphere — is considered related strongly to Shamballa, the higher-dimensional center on Earth where the Will of God is known. If you can be an active agent of goodwill, light and love to your greater community and human society as a whole, then playing that kind of role will be terrific while Chiron makes a contra-parallel with Uranus (9:53AM PDT). Nonetheless, another long void lunar cycle clocks in during the monthly Moon-Mars opposition (11:15AM PDT). This void-of-course uncertainty zone lasts over 30 hours — concluding at 5:55PM PDT tomorrow. Try to utilize an inspirational, 72-degree contact from Vesta to Uranus (2:26PM PDT) to improve your investment-business bottom line.
Sun in Aries
Charge into spring with the bold Aries Ram
Get ready to make a bold move! The Sun charges into fiery Aries on March 20, marking the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of a brand new Astrological year.
As the days grow longer, it’s time to celebrate the renewal of life and take action again after the slower pace of winter. This is why we will all feel the urge to get moving when the Sun is in Aries from March 20 to April 19.
Ruled by action planet Mars and symbolized by the fearless Ram, there’s never a dull moment during Aries season. That’s because Aries lives life head-first, and they don’t let fear hold them back from doing anything.
Those born from about March 17-23 were born on the Pisces-Aries cusp, and those born from about April 16-22 were born on the Aries-Taurus cusp. Being born on the cusp simply means that you were born during the transition time between two zodiac signs, so you retain some qualities from each sign.
It’s time to make like an Aries now: Take charge of your life and blaze ahead fearlessly!
Here’s how to make the most of life during Sun in Aries:
What to do: Take the lead on something new! Fearless Aries is a natural born leader, so adopt this courageous energy for yourself now and use it to go after something you want.
What to say: “I’m right and you’re wrong.” Yes, Aries can be bossy, but this is just because they don’t have time to be wrong. They’re trying to get somewhere fast and they can’t let anything stand in their way! The point is to enjoy the confidence you’ll feel while the Sun is in Aries, without being too pushy.
Where to go: Aries loves action, so head to the stadium or the ballpark to catch a game. Better yet, take a sporty lesson, such as tennis, or a join a local kickball team so you can become a part of the game!
What to wear: Sneakers and a flame-retardant jumpsuit! Ok, that may be going to far, but you’d better be dressed to go anywhere and do anything at a moment’s notice while the Sun is in Aries. Make sure you’re wearing comfy shoes and that you have a lot of Band-Aids in your wallet, because you never know where life will take you now!
What to eat: Red hot Aries loves all things spicy, so dish it up with lots of extra fire-sauce now. Munch on Hot Tamales at the movies, and think about keeping a few extra bottles of Sriracha on hand during Aries season.
What to watch out for: Impulsive Aries is in such a hurry to get ahead that they don’t always think about what they are doing or saying. Spontaneity is great, but if you rush too quickly you could hurt yourself or others — both mentally and physically. Take a moment to look where you’re going and think before you speak while the Sun is in Aries!
What to look forward to: Excitement! Whatever happens while the Sun is in Aries, you’re likely to be seeking out things that are new and fun and bold and different. It’s time to shake off your same-old dull routine and seize life with the renewed energy of the bold, bright Aries Sun!
Making a Guardian Altar
On March 21 or thereabouts (the astronomical date changes yearly), the Vernal Equinox is celebrated. In days past, eggs-symbols of life-were colored yellow and gold, then exchanged as gifts or used in ritual in honor of the Sun and fecundity deities, such as Eostra.
Fortunately, the custom of coloring eggs has survived. If you decide to do this, you might wish to use natural dyes. Beet juice, onion skins, grape juice and other plant materials produce beautiful dyes and are far more magical than the store-bought dye tablets.
To celebrate the Equinox, half fill a large bowl with water and place a selection of flowers in it. These can be annuals or perennials from your garden, wildflowers collected on a walk or fresh blooms from the florist shop. Set the bowl in a position of prominence in your home.
If you wish to improve your health throughout the coming year, drink cold water on the Vernal Equinox and eat a leaf of sage.
Also on March 21, sort through your personal possessions and weed out any clothing or other items that no longer suit you. Don’t throw them away, though; donate them to charity.
The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home by Scott Cunningham
A Household Guardian for Your Altar or Home
A “household guardian” is an ideal addition to the altar. In essence, this is a magically produced thought-form or concentration of energies, created through ritual, which guards and protects the house and those who live in it.
Such a guardian usually “resides” in a physical object-a rock, statue, jar or other item-that will be put to no other use and that can be moved with you if you ever leave the house.
A household guardian can be created in several ways. Let’s say you own a statue of a Viking, for example. Place it on the altar between shining white candles. In your mind, create a picture of this guardian: a sword-slashing barbarian, loyal only to you and your friends; a goddess of such intense power that a wave of her wand dissuades all who would harm or injure the house; or a soldier of fortune with a shell-spitting machine gun. Gaze at the object while visualizing this guardian. Now infuse it with a personality-stern, commanding, loving, gentle but firm.
You must see this guardian you’re creating and know that it will protect your home. Now address it in words, images or gestures. Coax it into the object. Give it explicit instructions. For example: “Protect this house and all who live within it. Allow no one with envious, destructive or dangerous motives to enter. Grow in power.”
Once the object is fully charged with the guardian, keep it in a prominent place in the house. A permanent altar is ideal, if you have one, or nearthe front entrance, the dining room or the bedroom.
Give the guardian additional power by daily reminding it of its duties, and it should serve you well. If you move from the house, take the guardian with you to your new place and shift its attention toward its new home.
The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home by Scott Cunningham
I have been hurrying through the daily postings, just dying to tell you this (before I forgot it, lol!). After this you will be thinking what a dork? Anywho, the other night my husband and I were talking about general stuff. On TV came a show about the end of the world. I told him I was so sick of hearing about the end of the world. I mentioned that I had gotten a few emails wanting to know if I thought the world would come to an end. Then we got to talking about the Mayans, their calendar and what they knew and didn’t know (like we know!). My husband asked me if we still had followers from the Southern Hemisphere. I told him I hope so. He told me to tell all of them to email me on the 22nd of December. If I heard from them, everything was fine. The world wasn’t going to end. If I didn’t hear from them, we better kiss our ass good-bye!
*The Southern Hemisphere is a day ahead of us, get it!*
So if all ya’ll sweethearts from down under don’t mind emailing me on your December 22nd, I would deeply appreciate it!
The Witches Sabbats
Imbolc – Feb 2nd
Ostara – Mar 21st/22nd
Beltane – April 30th/May 1st
Lithia – June 21st/22nd
Lammas – July 31st/Aug 1st
Mabon – Sept 21st/22nd
Samhain – Oct 31st
Yule – Dec 21st/22nd
Imbolc – August 1st
Ostara – September 21st/22nd
Beltane – Oct 31st/Nov 1st
Lithia – Dec 21st/22nd
Lammas – Feb 1st/2nd
Mabon – March 21st
Samhain – April 30th/May 1st
Yule – June 21st
Our Next Sabbat is Ostara
Solstices and Equinoxes
Spring Equinox ~ March 20th
Summer Solstice ~ June 20th
Autumn Equinox ~ September 22nd
Winter Solstice ~ December 21st
* 8/7: Gaia Consciousness Day–Day to meditate on Mother Earth as a living planet. [Anniversary of the first photograph of Earth from Space taken on 8/7/1959.] [For views of Earth from space, see the NSSDC Photo Gallery; Solar Views website.]
Calendar of the Sun
Green and gold
Altar: Upon cloth of green and gold set flowers and herbs in pots, a bowl of rainwater, a large pitcher of manure tea, and several empty baskets.
Offerings: Water and fertilizer, to be added to the garden.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian.
Earth, you begin to give forth your bounty!
Like the maiden blossoming into the mother,
Like the youth growing into the father,
You yield your children up to us
For our sustenance and health,
As we are also your children.
We will not waste your gifts!
We will nurture what you bring forth
With the labor of our hands,
That those gifts shall be sustained
Year after year, and that you shall
Never be exhausted.
We will not be ungrateful, O Earth whose life is ours,
But we will give back as much as we take,
For this is the way of balance.
Call the sun to us
You are one with us
(Two who have been chosen to do the work of the ritual take up the rainwater and the manure tea, and carry them out to the garden, where they are ceremonially poured around the roots of the herbs and vegetables. All others follow with the empty baskets, and harvest some thing from the garden, whether a token or a main part of the next meal. After this, each should do some part of the work of further watering, or fertilizing, or mulching, to give back to the earth as much as is taken away.)