Cottage Witchery for Thursday, May 12th


Increase prosperity on this day; work toward expansion and

moving up in the world

Planetary influence:  Jupiter

Household symbols:  a dollar bill, coins, a paycheck stub, a picture of your home

Colors:  Green and Royal Blue

Kitchen spice:  Sage and nutmeg.

Cottage Witchery
Natural Magick For Hearth and Hom
Ellen Dugan

Seasons of the Witch for May 12th

Seasons of the Witch ( Some ancient and some not so much!)
Account Days begin (until 30th)
Buddha`s Birthday – South Korea
Celtic tree month of Saille ends
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day – Australia
Fatigue Syndrome Day
Festival of Sashti – India
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Garland Day
Garland Day – Dorsetshire, UK
Garland Day (aka Derby Day) – UK
International Midwives Day – Australia
International Migratory Bird Day
International Nurses Day
Kite Day
Lord Buddha’s Birthday – Hong Kong
Mangers pour divers loas – Haiti
Mangers pour divers loas – Voudon
National Hospital Day
National Limerick Day
National Mushroom Festival
National Nutty Fudge Day
National Windmill Day
National Wine Show
Native American Rights Day
Nonsense Day
Nurse’s Day – Australia
Pentecost Monday
Pfingstmontag (Pentecost Monday) – Switzerland
Pisark Bochea – Cambodia
Pisark Bochea – Cambodia
St. Andrew’s Day – Georgia
St. Epiphanius’ Day
St. Epiphanius’ Day
St. Francis Patrizi’s Day (patron of reconcilliations)
St. Nereus and Achilleus’ Day
St. Pancras’ Day (2nd Ice Saint; patron of children, oaths, treaties)
St. Tammany’s Day (patron of democracy)
Woodmen Ranger’s Day
Belgium: The Cat Parade is celebrated in honor of felines.
India: Celebration of Aranya Sashti, a god of the woodlands similar to Pan.
Voudun: “Mangers” pour divers loas
1978 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women.

NOTE:   Because of the large number of ancient calendars, many in simultaneous use, as well as different ways of computing holy days (marked by the annual inundation, the solar year, the lunar month, the rising of key stars, and other celestial and terrestial events), you may find these holy days celebrated a few days earlier or later at your local temple.  

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred! 
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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, May 12, 2011
Waxing, First Quarter Moon          Age: 9 ½ days.
Ascending Node is at 25° Sagittarius.
Moon in 17th degree of the Sign Virgo, the Virgin;
also in 30th deg. of the Constellation Leo, the Lion.
Moonset: 2:38 morn.  Moonrise: 2:44 eve.  Midheaven: 9:06 eve. 

Your Daily Influences for May 12th

Your Daily Influences
May 12, 2011 

Tarot Influence

Rune Influence

Charm Influence
The Eight of Wands Reversed
Delay seems probable. Jealousy may become a problem.
Ehwaz represents movement. You may be closing in on reaching your current goals. Your life may be changing for the better. Harmony with others should come easy for you at this time.
Taurus The Bull
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is patient, reliable, warmhearted, loving, persistent, determined, placid and security loving. This is a person you respect.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.

Today’s Chakra Energy Levels for May 12th

The Chakras represent the seven primary energy hubs in the body. Life force energy is constantly flowing in and out of these centers. Just as the cosmos is constantly changing, so too are the levels of energy absorbed and radiated by our Chakra centers. The graph below is a representation of the quantities of Chakra energies available today.


Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra represents energies associated with cosmic consciousness, spirituality, knowledge, wisdom and inner peace.
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra represents energies focused on both physical and spiritual vision. Psychic powers resonate from the Ajna Chakra, as well as your image of the Cosmos as a whole (the big picture) and the many nuances that make your journey unique.
Vishuddha – Throat Chakra is the energy center associated with communication and creativity. Your energy to express yourself verbally and creatively are derived from the Vishuddha Chakra.
Anahata – The Heart Chakra’s energy is concentrated on issues concerning your emotions. This energy fuels your power to love, feel compassion and maintain balance between disparate aspects of your being.
Manipura – The Power Chakra provides the energy that fuels our strength of will, individuality and sense of self-worth.
Svadhisthana – The Spleen or Sacral Chakra supplies the energy we use emotionally and sexually. This is the energy used to connect to others.
Muladhara – The Root or Base Chakra furnishes the energy used to create and maintain our foundation. This is the energy that keeps us on firm ground and provides us with the basic skills to uphold a place in the world.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 12th is 60:Limits & Connections

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

60: Limits and Connections

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Hexagram 60

General Meaning: Limits are necessary to give purpose and direction to life. Swimming in a sea of boundless opportunity would eventually lead to exhaustion and drowning. Winging it alone in a sky of boundless opportunity would lead to being lost. In human affairs, the making of choices, and alliances, implies limitation, for in choosing one path another must be abandoned.

One key to a successful life is to select your limits consciously and carefully — to be discriminating in the setting of personal boundaries and knowing when to join in formation. Thrift, for example, often precedes prosperity; just as the letting go of selfish interests leads to greater personal reward. Only by consciously accepting useful limits can one’s energy be channeled to good purpose, and lead to lasting accomplishments.

Point yourself toward a middle way between discipline and freedom of spirit. Limits will come of their own accord; but to be able to consciously select your own affiliations in life — that’s knowing how to fly! At the same time, don’t go overboard with discipline. Even self-correction must be limited, so that in attempting to bring order and direction into your life you do not choke off vital sources of enthusiasm and spontaneity.

Similarly, in groups and partnerships, agreed upon rules or regulations should strike a balance between being too strict and too soft. If too strict, they build frustration and ultimately become destructive. If too lenient, sloppiness becomes acceptable, and positive energy is dissipated. The best path is one that allows for the fulfillment of individual potential, while supporting self-discipline and focus.

Today’s Tarot Card for May 12th is Justice

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:


This Tarot Deck: Morgan-Greer

General Meaning: Traditionally, what has been known as the Justice card has to do with moral sensitivity and that which gives rise to empathy, compassion and a sense of fairness. Since the time of Solomon, this image has represented a standard for the humane and fair-minded treatment of other beings.

Often including the image of a fulcrum which helps to balance competing needs against the greater good, and a two-edged sword to symbolize the precision needed to make clear judgments, this card reminds us to be careful to attend to important details. It’s a mistake to overlook or minimize anything where this card is concerned. The law of Karma is represented here — what goes around comes around

Daily Horoscopes for May 12th


General Daily Horoscope


The perfectionist Virgo Moon requires precision in our perceptions and our communications. But it won’t be easy to stay focused today, even if the Virgo Moon filters out some of the noisy distractions. Paradoxically, impulsive Mars forms a cooperative sextile with foggy Neptune, muddying the clear waters with murky fantasies. Although objective logic is warped by our subjective dreams, a harmonious Sun-Moon trine enables us to maintain balance.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are normally reluctant to show your vulnerability, often covering it by initiating action instead of waiting for something to happen. But your ruling planet Mars slipped out of your sign yesterday, leaving you open to someone’s harsh criticism. Thankfully, witty Mercury and charming Venus come to the rescue today by overriding any self-doubt. Talking your way out of a difficult situation is admirable as long as you also remain open to what others say.



Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Although the days keep getting busier and busier, you are becoming more adept at blocking out the excess noise. The choice is yours; you can also walk away instead of engaging in all the commotion. Make use of the time you gain by relaxing in a quiet space. Meditating or daydreaming can help you recharge your batteries today. If you’re lucky, you might not even be missed when you slip away for your little escape.



Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may reconsider your previous plans for the day because you might want to add even more activities to your schedule. However, it’s possible to take the power of positive thinking too far today. Your blind optimism could tempt you to overcommit, letting others down and leaving you discouraged. Be cautious; managing your time wisely enables you to accomplish more than you thought possible and could even prevent an unnecessary disaster.



Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Although you have more confidence about a recent career decision today, you aren’t as driven to reach your goal immediately. Your newfound certainty allows you to cut yourself some slack and take it a bit easier for a day or two. But don’t stretch this little break too long or you could fall behind. Set your long-term goals now and work at a pace that enables you to sustain your efforts.



Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You have grown quite content recently to enjoy simple pleasures whenever you get the chance. You don’t need to tell everyone about your inner process, so keeping your feelings to yourself today will serve you well. However, you have things to do now and it would not be wise to put off your current obligations. Instead of hurrying through your tasks so you can relax later, try moving slower and taking the time to smell the flowers and savor the coffee along the way.



Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The Moon’s entry into your sign today places you in touch with a feeling that you may have attempted to avoid. You’re not interested in being the leader now and prefer to be just another person in the crowd. But let’s face it; everyone isn’t as committed to perfection as you are. Fortunately, you’re able to work well with others by relaxing your exacting performance standards. Sometimes it’s more important to just get the job done.



Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may be concerned about making a decision that has a direct impact on others at work and you’re not willing to determine the outcome on your own. Normally, you would just take a few steps back and let someone else assume leadership responsibility. But it might be impossible to pass the buck today; check in with your intuition before speaking up and committing to a plan.



Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Don’t waste too much time with analysis today because rational thinking won’t bring you the best answers. The realms of thought can only take you so far. Instead, trust your intuition now because your psychic radar is right on track. Don’t try to explain your decisions to anyone; just listen to your gut.



Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You seem to be enjoying yourself today as loving Venus and talkative Mercury both party with your key planet Jupiter. Still, you may be slightly worried that you’re missing something very important. Go about your regular business, but take a bit of time to make sure you don’t glide over unexpressed feelings that need to be addressed. Put away your clever one-liners and move past your own resistance to explore deeper and more personal issues.


Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Someone may be very attuned to you today, but you could be so busy working toward your goals that you don’t even notice. However, connecting with others can make a big difference, so don’t fearfully withdraw because you are worried about appearing vulnerable or dependent. Take the initiative and share your concerns with a trusted friend. You may be pleasantly surprised by the positive reaction to your disclosure.



Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are actively engaged with your immediate environment today and everything seems to be fine as long as you don’t stop moving. You may believe that you don’t have time to get bogged down by your emotions. However, slowing down long enough to consider the meaning of what’s happening in your life might be the smartest thing you can do. Fortunately, once you are back in touch with your feelings, everything will seem better than it was earlier in the day when you were stuck inside your head.



Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although you might be feeling more content today, your life is busier than you prefer. It’s okay to be satisfied with your recent job performance, even if someone is on your case now because you didn’t pay enough attention to the details on a project. Thankfully, your happiness isn’t dependent on external events or the opinions of others. Integrating your own values into whatever you do is more important than receiving approval from anyone else.