Rushing out of the starting gate this morning is not advised as the Moon in Sagittarius is void from 12:35AM PDT to 3:25AM PDT. If you are awake and active during this void-of-course time-period, finish odd jobs or old business with a flourish, but leave new, bold plans for the Moon’s entry into earthy Capricorn (3:25AM PDT). The key to success while the Moon is in the tenth sign of the zodiac is to keep working hard to reach career milestones. Take advantage of every opportunity in your climb to the executive penthouse. The evening hours are particularly intense as the Moon trines Mars (7:19PM PDT) – followed by the monthly Moon-Pluto union in Capricorn (8:01PM PDT). Add on an off-kilter, 150-degree link from Vesta to Mars (7:59PM PDT) and you can see why this combination might wreak havoc on the investment and business front. Don’t take anyone for granted or pursue a reckless financial course. Say no to acts of manipulation and egocentric control. Insights can arrive an hour later when the Moon forms a flowing trine to benevolent Jupiter (9:01PM PDT).
Cut Hair to Retard Growth, Mow to Retard Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Harvest, Pick Apples and Pears, Wean, Quit Smoking, Potty Train, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Wash Windows, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Advertise to Sell, Buy a Car
Correspondences for Thursday, March 15th
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Must, Nutmeg and Sage
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.
The Wicca Book of Days for March 15th
Of Ides and Attis
The Romans knew March 15 as the “ides of March,” and this date, has since been regarded as unlucky or dangerous because it is the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 bc. Ides (derived from the Latin verb, iduare, which means “to divide”) occurred in the middle of every month and were once synchronized with the full moon. In Roman times, March 15 was also the start of a festival recalling the story of the doomed love affair between the Phrygian mother goddess Cybele and Attis, a young shepherd. During Canna Intrat (“Entry of the Reed”). The baby Attiss’s abandonment amid needs by the River Gallus was commemorated.
The Chaste Moon
Many Wiccans dedicate the March esbat to the Goddess in her springtime guise as a young maiden of budding beauty, whose imminent sexual awakening and flowering will mirror that of nature. Incorporate symbols of chastity in your rituals, such as tightly furled buds.
I am determined to live the full breadth of life’s road as well as its length. There may be important things nestling in the hedgerows or lying neglected on the verge.
Today’s Thought for March 15th
Once we have found the true path, destiny unfolds before us like a red carpet.
Today’s Meditation for March 15th
Conversations with Destiny
Communicating with a future self can calm the anxieties we experience in the face of the unknown. Close your eyes and imagine that standing before you is an eighty-year-old, who looks strangely like you. Encouraged by the reassuring look in their eyes, you introduce yourself. They tell you that they are the embodiment of your destiny. You converse with them, asking for advice about your life’s direction. After the conversation your future self hugs you, whispering words of encouragement into your ear before slipping into the distance. Comforted by their words, you walk forward into your future with greater confidence and trust.
Maidin mhaith, mo mhíle de chairde! In other words, Good morning, my dearest of friends! Only 2 more days to……
“Happy Irish Day!”