Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, March 31st

You may remember that March began with a cacophony of cosmic disturbances as Mars, Vesta and Saturn all appeared to stop from the Earth’s vantage point and began various cycles of being in retrograde motion. Now this month is ending with some celestial sparks and boisterous fireworks displays as the Moon in Aries opposes Mars in Libra (8:22AM) followed quickly by the Sun parallel electrical Uranus (8:49AM). While emotional and intuitive energies are flying fast and could still be exhilarating, there is a greater chance that the mood monster is now being let loose upon unsuspecting individuals, couples, groups and communities. A supportive, 60-degree link from the Moon to Venus (1:08PM) attempts to bring order out of chaos, but this alignment also begins a 9+ hour void-of-course lunar cycle that lasts until 10:21PM (when the Moon enters the fixed-earth sign of Taurus). Strive to be a pillar of strength during the void twilight zone for colleagues, friends and family who are beginning to pick up on a start to April that could rival the onset of March. April 1 to 3 will bring the Sun into a square to Jupiter, a conjunction with Uranus, and another square to Pluto — along with at least 9 other, highly-charged and challenging sky patterns. The moral of this astrological-zodiacal story is not to let this last day of March become an early April Fools’ joke undermining your own well-being in the shift from the third to the fourth month of 2014. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Current Moon Phase for March 31st – New Moon

New Moon

(waxing/1% of illumination)

The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.

Witch’s Magick for Monday, March 31st – Self Empowerment Spell

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Witch’s Magick for Monday, March 31st – Self Empowerment Spell

 

 Self-Empowerment Spell

This is a fairly simple spell, and of course you should change it according to your tastes.

 

Items you will need:

–1 white candle (probably the bigger the better)
–mirror

The candle should be cleansed before you begin, and could be infused with white energy, the energy of love and strength. Meditate upon your intentions before you begin. why do you need to empower yourself? Is it because you wish to realize the beauty within yourself,
or you wish others to see the beauty or strength you know that lies within you.

This spell also works best if you do a cleansing of yourself, whether it is bath or shower or just visualize all of the negativity that you are carrying with you washing away.

The candle should be placed in front of the mirror, and the mirror should face you. Light the candle. Feel the positive energy emanating from the candle. If you worship a deity, call upon them to help you. Chant:

I walk in beauty with the Goddess.
I am strength. I am beauty. I am will. I am love.
She is within me. All who see me, know Her.
So Mote It Be.

Let’s Talk Witch – The Many Flavors of Witchcraft

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Let’s Talk Witch – The Many Flavors of Witchcraft

 

Yes, flavors. I ran across that word the other day describing something (I don’t remember what) but I found the word fascinating. When I stopped to think about it this morning, Witchcraft does come in many flavors. There are numerous different Paths/Tradition in Witchcraft. But we all call ourselves Witches. We unite under that title as Witch.

I decided to revisit several of those different Paths/Traditions today. We have several newcomers to the Craft. I figured this might be helpful to them. At least it will give them an idea of where their interests might lay. If you have been practicing Witchcraft for a while, see if your tradition is listed. If not, give us a brief description of your Path/Tradition. If you would like to add something to these descriptions, feel free. I would love to hear from you. Enjoy!

Alexandria Tradition Founded in England in the 1960’s. A man by the name of Alex Sanders called himself the “King” of Witches.

British Tradition Mixture of Celtic and Gardnerian beliefs. Covens are co-ed, and they train through the degree process.

Celtic Wicca This tradition stongly stresses the Ancient ones, the Elements, and nature. They know a lot about flowers, plants, herbs, stones, & gnomes/fairies.

Caledonii Tradition Scottish in origin, it preserves the festivals of the Scots. Used to be known as the Hecatine Tradition.

Ceremonial Witchcraft These Witches use a lot of Magic in their practices. wiccan Magic is a favorite.

Dianic Tradition This tradition has been known as the feminist movement. It was founded in 1921 by Margaret Murray. They tend to focus more on the Goddess, & not the God.

Eclectic Witch These Witches don’t follow any one Craft. They take what they have learned and apply it as needed to their Magic.

Gardnerian Tradition This tradition is so popular because the man who started it, Gerald Gardner, publicized it so much in the 1950’s. Wicca was about to die out, and he made many people aware of the Craft.

Hecatian A branch of Wicca which worships the Goddess Hecate.

Kitchen Witch These Witches practice most of their magic in the kitchen, like the name signifies

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Pictish Witch Scottish Craft; solitary using nature as it’s Magickal force. Not much religion involved in this one.

Pow-Wow Based on German Magic; it is not a religion, just a Magickal healing with faith practice.

Seax Wicca started by Raymond Buckland, this tradition contains Saxon beliefs and is exclusive for Saxon scholars, though nothing is stopping you from studying it.

Solitary Witch This is a Witch who practices alone. The tradition may vary, and they can come in many forms. A Solitary Witch can learn off the internet, books, and Witches they may know. They do not belong to a coven, and most of the time feel as if they benefit more by practicing solo.

Strega Witch: Began in the 1300’s by a woman named Aradia. They have beautiful teachings but are rare to find anymore.

Teutonic Witch This is the Nordic tradition. People vary from the English, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, and Norwegian.

Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Roman Festival of Luna

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Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Roman Festival of Luna

On this day the Roman festival of Luna celebrated the Goddess of the Full Moon whose temple on the Aventine Hill was the focus of worship. As the Goddess of the Moon, Luna represents growing awareness, the fulfillment of love, and the mystery of enchantment. She is at once both lover and mother to her suitors and is identified with Diana and Selene.

Magickal Activity

Items Needed:

One silver candle

One teaspoon ground allspice

Almond oil

On the night of the waxing moon, inscribe the silver candle with the exact amount of money you need. Rub the candle with the almond oil as you chant the following:

“As the moon doth wax and grow,
So to me doth money flow.”
 

Once you feel the candle is thoroughly charged with your wish, roll it in the allspice and light. Allow the candle to burn for one hour and then extinguish. Repeat this spell each night at the same time until the moon is full. On the night of the Full Moon, allow the candle to burn out.

Farmer’s Almanac for Monday, March 31st

Farmer’s Almanac for Monday, March 31st

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent, 1% of Full

The Moon’s Astrological Place & Its Association With The Body

Aries “Ram” Associated with Head & Face

Fishing Calendar

Fishing is Forecasted Poor in the Evening

Gardening Calendar

Cultivate and Spray, Do General Farm Work, But No Planting

Today Is Best for….

Baking, Cutting Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Digging Holes

 

Source:

Farmers’ Almanac Daily Calendar

Monday Is Ruled By The Moon

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Monday Is Ruled By The Moon

 

Archangel: Gabriel

Candle colour: Silver

Incenses: Jasmine or myrrh

Crystals: Moonstone or opal

Use Mondays for spells for fertility, protection especially while traveling, for home and family and to increase psychic and healing powers.

Where possible, work close to any water and, as a bonus, by moonlight.

 

The Witches Correspondence for Monday, March 31st

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The Witches Correspondence for Monday, March 31st

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

The Witches Almanac for Monday, March 31st

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The Witches Almanac for Monday, March 31st

Monday (Moon): Peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification and fertility.

The Borrowed Days (Ethiopian)

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Moon Phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Aries

Aries: Good for starting things, but lacks staying power. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive.

Incense: Hyssop

Color: Lavender

Help Us Realize…..

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Great Goddess, Great God
Look down upon your children
And help us to live together in peace
Send us tolerance and understanding
Patience with each other
And with ourselves
Help us to play nice
And to get along despite our differences
Let us tear down the walls that keep us apart
And build bridges that will bring together.
 
Help us to realize
That we must learn to live as one
On our beautiful planet
Great Goddess, Great God
Let there be peace
And let it begin with me.

So Mote It Be

Wishing You Tons of Sunshine & Loads of Love On This Gorgeous Monday Morn’!

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Good morning, my dear family & friends! I hope everyone had a super weekend. Are you fired up and ready to go this Monday? Might as well be, it’s here, lol! One thing real quick….I didn’t do any postings yesterday because it took me all day to find a language translator. Guess what? We now have a language translator, hard work paid off! You can scroll down the right hand side and about half way there is the translator. Pretty cool too (even if I do say so myself)! Just click on your language and it automatically translate the site. It is like you have never left the site at all. I like it better than those you have to copy and paste in. Then you have to keep jumping back and forth for more text to translate. Got a minute today, do like I did. I went and played with it after I got through installing it. I think I viewed a little Chinese, Russian and Italian. So now there is no excuse our site can’t be viewed internationally. We already have quite a few from different countries. Hopefully this will make it easier for them to view.

Anyway, so much for that, I am off and running.  Have a super Monday and remember it is only four more days to the weekend, again!

Love ya,

Lady A