Your Moon, Your Mother

Your Moon, Your Mother

What your Moon sign reveals about your mom

Maria DeSimone

One of the lesser-known facts about Astrology is that your birth chart can reveal a significant amount of information not only about you, but also about your parents and the psychological imprint they left on your soul. The Moon, in particular, can indiate your relationship with your mother.

It’s no wonder Carl Jung, and countless other psychologists, routinely used (and still use) Astrology as a tool to help aid in their analysis of patients. A horoscope, properly interpreted, can help you learn how to maximize your potential while teaching you how to overcome your challenges. And in between all of this it explains, in great depth, more about your “mommy and daddy issues” than you’d expect.

How the Moon illuminates your relationship with your mom

The Moon in Astrology represents the seat of your emotions and habit patterns. It will tell you a great deal about your instinctual nature, but will also give you valuable information about your mother and how you related to her. Your Moon sign, the house in which it’s placed in your birth chart and the aspects the Moon makes to other planets in your chart will describe an incredibly detailed story that tells the tale of how you experienced mom in your life.

Let’s say you were born with the Moon in Gemini in the 9th house of your horoscope. You might have related to your mother as someone who was intellectually insatiable, always reading and learning — possibly even teaching. Your mother was definitely always busy — maybe even too busy at times to pay enough attention to you. The intellectual experiences of your mom might have been focused on religious, spiritual or metaphysical matters (9th house). She might have literally been a professor or a published author, or someone who loved to travel.

Take another birth chart, with a different Moon and house placement — the Moon in Taurus in the 1st house. This person might have experienced mom as stubbornly independent (Taurus and the 1st house) or extremely concerned with self-preservation and taking care of the physical needs of herself and her children. Perhaps this person’s mother also encouraged him or her to express feelings rather than bottle them up (becuase the Moon is in the 1st house and all 1st-house planets are visible).

There’s an endless amount of wealth stored in your chart, so why not explore your internal relationship to your mother using your horoscope so you can not only better appreciate her, but understand the emotional impact she had on you.

 

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Let’s Really Get A Jump, Your Full Moon in Pisces Horoscopes for Aug. 29th

Let’s Really Get a Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Full Moon Horoscopes for Saturday, August 29th

Fantasy and reality battle it out during the Full Moon of August

The imaginative Pisces Full Moon on August 29, 2015, turns simple thoughts into vivid fantasies. Our dreams are engaged in a cosmic tug-of-war with our logical thoughts as the rational Virgo Sun stands opposite the emotional Moon. However, this planetary debate over what is real takes on grandiose proportions with pompous Jupiter weighing in on the side of the practical Virgo Sun. Our ideas are bigger than ever and we’re not afraid to think globally. Meanwhile, the Pisces Full Moon calls magical Neptune her ally. Although there is a spiritual component to this Full Moon, it’s tricky to wrap words around Neptune’s diffusive and elusive energy.

Nevertheless, we are likely to have powerful visions that can reveal future possibilities we’ve never seen. No mole hill is left unmagnified; they each transform into Mt. Everest under the expansive beams of Jupiter and Neptune. Still, we seek precision with the planetary emphasis on analytical Virgo. Ultimately, we must accept the opposite forces that exist simultaneously. There is no winner in the contest of big versus small. We are happily stuck in the middle; the best we can do is cultivate our awareness of the extremes.

Read your sign’s Full Moon in Pisces Horoscope below!

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

You’re planning to head out on a vision quest while the psychic Pisces Full Moon brightens your 12th House of Spirituality. However, you might have to delay your fleeting flights of fancy so you can finish up the chores that are currently on your calendar. Surprisingly, even the most boring routine holds the potential for magic. It’s not about what you’re doing in the real world; it’s about your ability to travel in time and space. Simultaneously working both ends of the spectrum — the cosmic and the mundane — brings the greatest emotional satisfaction.

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

You hope to share your interests with imaginative people who care about the same things you do. The Pisces Full Moon lights up your 11th House of Friends, inviting you to express your tentative plans for the future in a safe environment. Even if you’re short on time, surround yourself with people who will ultimately support your wildest ideas. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about being practical in order to discuss your dreams. Just remember it’s not all about you; don’t forget to return the favor by encouraging others in their pursuits, too.

Gemini Horoscope May 21 – June 20)

Your current obsession with achieving recognition is reflected in your ambitious daydreams about your professional life. But it’s difficult to keep your feet on the ground when the otherworldly Pisces Full Moon shines in your 10th House of Status. Nevertheless, you can make the most progress by using your common sense to navigate your course instead of falling back on your intuition. Taking all the variables into consideration helps you climb the ladder of success.

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

Forget all the reasons why you shouldn’t take a risk; just find time to write your own itinerary for a truly fantastic adventure. The boundless Pisces Full Moon expands your 9th House of Distant Horizons, inspiring you to pursue your dreams and explore new lands. However, planning too far in advance doesn’t work because you can’t imagine what you might encounter along the way. Achieving satisfaction is more likely if you reserve the option to alter your direction as your feelings change.

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

You’re searching for more direct ways to reach new levels of intimacy in a relationship. You can actually feel the energy intensifying as the spiritual Pisces Full Moon casts a large shadow in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Unfortunately, you don’t necessarily have a solid understanding of the big picture, preventing you from gaining a clear perspective on your feelings. But don’t get hung up on the details of communication; relying on words only limits the current experience. You can return to a conversation to fill in the specifics later on after you have connected on a deeper emotional level.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

You think your logic is invincible and that you can reason your way through nearly any situation. However, others may not be so convinced your strategy is a viable one while the nebulous Pisces Moon illuminates your 7th House of Companions, muddying all forms of communication, especially in relationships. Don’t try to defend your plan if you encounter resistance. No one is interested in your careful analysis at this time; all they want to know is the bottom line. Your actions will convey more meaning than anything you can say.

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

You want to share a long-lost dream with someone special. But there’s no reason to panic if you can’t recall all the fine points of your story, since you can sink into your subconscious to recover them. But don’t expect a treasure map with clear directions to suddenly appear out of nowhere. The fantasy-prone Pisces Full Moon floods your 6th House of Details, indicating that you might have to fudge some facts to fill in the ones you don’t know. Keep your integrity in mind since adding the right amount of color makes the difference between failure and success when revealing your truth.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You wake up with a smile on your face as the spiritual Pisces Full Moon raises the vibration in your 5th House of Fun. Your positive frame of mind is so powerful that you believe extra preparation isn’t necessary. Luckily, this happy-go-lucky assumption works in your favor, inspiring you to make up the story line as you go along. Just remember to keep one eye on the clock or you could miss an important appointment later in the day. Spontaneity is your friend as long as you don’t lose track of time.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

You may receive your share of notoriety but you don’t feel like standing under the heat of the spotlight. You might prefer to stay behind the curtains while the Pisces Full Moon emphasizes your 4th House of Home and Family. Unfortunately, you could eventually regret your decision if you choose to sidestep any well-deserved acknowledgments. Do whatever is necessary to overcome your uncharacteristic shyness so you can put on a show that others won’t forget.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your methodical approach to life often empowers you to develop concrete strategies to reach your ambitious goals. But the illusory Pisces Full Moon resonates in your noisy 3rd House of Immediate Environment, so you might not be as effective when attempting to put your plans into motion. Don’t promise any more than you can deliver, for anything you commit to at this time will probably need modification before you know it. Leaving a bit of wiggle room in your schedule improves your chances for success.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

You might not realize the powerful impact you have on others, but people often set their moral compasses based upon your core values. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to see yourself clearly while the fuzzy Pisces Full Moon mirrors your 2nd House of Self-Worth. It’s a challenge to walk your talk because your spiritual beliefs are all over the map. Turn the tables by leaning on someone else to regain your rational perspective. Asking for help shows you’re just as human as everyone else.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Separating your needs from those of everyone around you can be a daunting task as the emotional Full Moon canoodles with spiritual Neptune in your compassionate sign. It’s not completely your fault if you struggle to establish clear boundaries and limits. If you’re not mindful, your desire to rescue every wounded animal, plant or person you encounter could even derail your personal plans. Wanting to help those less fortunate than you is an admirable trait as long as you don’t lose yourself in the process.

 

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If You Were Born Today, August 28

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If You Were Born Today, August 28

 

 

You are emotionally impulsive, playful, youthful, and charming with a wonderful sense of humor. Your need to express yourself on a creative level is strong, and it motivates much of what you do. Success is more likely if your career allows you to express your creativity freely. Your perceptive, warm, and insightful qualities are major elements of your charisma, attracting others to you spontaneously. Some level of mischief is another quality that plays a role in your attractiveness. You are excellent at negotiating and you can be very diplomatic, although when unhappy, you are inclined to call the shots. As creative and spontaneous as you can be, your need for routine is also strongly present. You are a natural teacher, counselor, and healer. Love, compassion, and understanding are qualities that you always promote. Famous people born today: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Jack Black, Armie Hammer, Jason Priestley, Kyle Massey.

 

Courtesy of Café Astrology

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 28th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 28th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

While you could experience delays or changes of plans today, your good mood lifts you above fretting over these things, dear Aries. Share your good cheer with others, as many people will need a little pick-me-up right now. View social blunders for what they are – mistakes – and be the one who focuses on the positive today. Later today, however, if you don’t find a productive channel for your excess energy, you might be snappy or irritable. You might feel like the ball is not in your court just now. It is sometimes more important to be respected than to be liked, and this can be one of those times.

Taurus

Taurus

You may feel compelled to connect harmoniously with a significant other today, dear Taurus, but there can be some misunderstandings, particularly with a family member. Avoid anything that promises a power or control game. There is no winning right now! Something may be holding you back, such as a gut feeling or a fear, from throwing yourself into a romance or from expressing your feelings right now. Decisions are best left for another day. While it’s important to listen to what your intuition is telling you, a distinction should be made between fear and instinct, and sometimes it’s difficult to do so. Be careful that the words you choose to use to express yourself don’t come across as critical. While some days support spontaneity, this is a better day to be on your best behavior.

Gemini

Gemini

You can be productive on a home or family matter/project today, dear Gemini, although in many areas of life you may be easily distracted. Dealing with others who are unsure of themselves can be frustrating today. Avoid trying to push for an answer or a decision, as it can be difficult to come by right now. As well, try not to take what appears to be criticism to heart. Consider that your own insecurities may prompt you to read what’s said in a negative way. Mental laziness is likely right now, so do what you can to treat yourself to down time or frivolous, mind-clearing activities. The Moon is in your solar ninth, and this position supports you by pulling your emotions above the ordinary and giving you a sense for the bigger picture. Minor missteps aside, this can be a time of dreaming up exciting ideas for the future.

Cancer

Cancer

Your creative juices are flowing, dear Cancer, and you might be particularly flattering and attractive in your communications now. Even so, you may be in no mood to feel pressured or pushed into believing something you don’t yet understand. You are tempted to walk away from a problem or disappear temporarily until the vibes are easier. You’re vying for mutual trust now. Watch for a mind that is working overtime today, which can lead to an alarming lack of clarity. Overtime does not mean efficiency and in fact subtracts from it. Watch that you don’t muddle your conversations, make an offhand remark that could be damaging, or rush too quickly through important tasks. Nervous tension is much like a sugar high – while you can get a lot done, you can all too quickly burn out.

Leo

Leo

Life can be a little tricky today, dear Leo, as few people seem to be focused on the task at hand. You are not in the mood for playing up to superiors, and it may be better just to avoid them if you can. Power games with others will lead nowhere right now, but a serious talk may be necessary in the next few days. There can be a critical tone to conversations today that may seem offensive, but that is unlikely to be intentional. Rise above it as much as possible. This is not the most decisive of days for you, nor is it one for truly pushing your plans ahead. The agendas of others seem to take precedence now. However, today’s tension or changes of plans may very well push you into directions that you may never have considered, but that hold promise.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

Focus on the little things that need to be managed today, dear Virgo. Your mind is tuned in to flaws and imperfections now, but there is no need to fret over them if you also look for fixes and solutions. The pace quickens today and your ability to multi-task increases. Your interactions can take on an intensity you normally wouldn’t expect from casual encounters. You or another person may reveal something very personal and private, or bring up deep topics that are typically avoided. Be careful, though, about stirring up controversy. Watch for a tendency to take things too personally, and also watch that your own words don’t come off as criticisms.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

Vague concerns and worries, even if you try to bury them, have a way of hanging in your aura today, dear Libra. Conversations and interactions can be slightly tricky, but manageable overall. You and others are sensitive, ready to pull away or resist if cornered in any way. You may be “on the fence” today, with worries and doubts interfering with your ability to make a solid decision. Try to shake it off so that it won’t ruin what could otherwise be a light-hearted, pleasing day. Enjoy the company of friends in order to get your mind off your troubles. Unwind as much as possible, as today you can too easily feel stressed.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

This can be a good day for work and problem solving that doesn’t require high levels of emotions, dear Scorpio, but on social and emotional levels, you could be struggling with indecisiveness. A sense that you are not valued for the work you do is temporary and has more to do with your sensitivity than reality. Compulsive thinking now can cause confusion and an overly serious frame of mind. Vague worries likely stem from having too much on your plate, so you should aim to pare down your life accordingly so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. Do what you can, and “can” what you can’t. A partner may seem critical without intending to be, but if everyone cuts one another some slack, misunderstandings should be reversed quickly.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

You could be feeling pressured into saying something on a matter that you’d prefer to keep to yourself, dear Sagittarius, but it’s definitely not the best time to divulge sensitive information. Watch yourself for negative thinking, and/or the tendency for your conversations to be skewed towards complaints, criticism, and the like today. You are a positive person by nature, but today, without even intending to, you can come across as negative. Friendships may be a little strained right now, possibly because you are craving a deeper connection than you are letting on. Otherwise, changes of plans today can stimulate new approaches which ultimately lead you in a good direction. Keeping busy is easy now.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

This can be a good day for exploring your rebellious side, dear Capricorn, but may not be as wonderful if you’re expecting things to go as scheduled. You could be feeling on edge, and you might be harboring some feelings of resentment towards people close to you, which can certainly be the source of your restlessness. Oversensitivity now can lead you on the wrong path, and you would be wise to keep in mind that your perceptions of people and circumstances are temporarily fuzzy, clouded by your own fears and insecurities. Emotional matters can intrude upon logical thinking, and over-analyzing feelings can also enter the picture. Generally speaking, there is some lack of clarity when it comes to facts and details, but more so with relationships and affections.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Emotional energy runs very high with the Moon in your sign all day, dear Aquarius. This makes you more vibrant and noticeable. However, conversations with a partner or friend early today can be on the delicate side, so do your best to keep an objective yet sympathetic frame of mind. It’s a fine day, however, for making observations about others and for learning about what make others tick. However, you may want to keep some of these to yourself, as there can be a tendency for take things the wrong way. Try not to put too much weight into what others say in absolute terms, and try instead to assume that their intentions are good. You are unlikely to be in the mood for work, finding that your mind very easily wanders. Try to take a nice break from the routine, if possible, to entertain yourself and stretch your imagination.

Pisces

Pisces

With the Moon in the sign just before yours all day, dear Pisces, it’s a time for natural withdrawal on some level – a time to reflect upon, and digest, recent events. However, there may be some frustrations with a friend that can be difficult to quantify or resolve. It may be better to wait things out. Both personally and professionally, do your part to avoid misunderstandings, because it’s really all you can do. The Moon’s position in your privacy sector stimulates your need for extra time to yourself, rest, and reflection. Honor these needs as much as possible. Some meditation can certainly help right now!

A Glimpse At Your Weekend Love Horoscope for August 28 – 30

Weekend Love Horoscope

August 28-30: Dream lover

The Moon starts out in Aquarius this weekend, allowing Friday night to bring the best energy possible for social fun with your lover and your friends. Attend a group event if possible — the more eccentric the better!

Then on Saturday afternoon, all of the quirkiness will give way to deep sentimentality. A Full Moon in Pisces will have your heart swelling with emotion. In fact, you’ll feel the deepest level of compassion and unconditional love possible. The question is: does your partner deserve it? You may struggle with feelings of cloudiness around trusting your emotions. Are you living the dream when it comes to romance? Or, are you simply trying hard to convince yourself that you have a dream lover? Answers may not arrive this weekend so either way, you might as well enjoy the reverie.

This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*

* Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential

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The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Friday, August 28th

 

 

 

 

 

The  Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Friday, August 28th

 

LEO STRONG
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
VIRGO STRONG
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
AQUARIUS STRONG
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.

 
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS

WATER WEAK
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.

 

BALANCE OF MODES

The modes are balanced.

Astrology of Today – August 28, 2015

Astrology of Today – August 28, 2015

Summary:

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•The Moon is in Aquarius all day (until Saturday, August 29th, at 4:50 AM).
•The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
•A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 22nd and a Full Moon will occur tomorrow (in Pisces).
•Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).
•Mercury spends its first full day in Libra (Mercury transits Libra from August 27-November 2).

Full Moon Report for 8/29/15

Full Moon Report for 8/29/15

Cosmic Weather – Full Moon in Pisces: Illumination, Transcendence and the Open Heart.

Hello friends. Well what a week it’s been. As of this writing (8/26) there have been over 62 solar flares in the past 5 days. We’re definitely in a vibrational upgrade period again, courtesy of the Universe. Today for me and so many others was quite an exercise in the pain of the world and disappointment, as another tragedy (in VA) is the last thing we expected on a day with a once-a-year Sun/Jupiter conjunction. Not exactly the “lucky” or “wish upon a star” vibe that we hoped for but it was a powerful teaching, especially on the road to one of the most transcendent Full Moons of the year. It was a reminder of the power of the outer world as an impetus for change, healing and a way to keep our tender hearts open, even if it’s uncomfortable.

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. – Pema Chodron

Also in appropriate timing, I recently watched the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of the late, great Lou Reed. The induction itself read by his dear friend Patti Smith was beautiful and emotional as she stopped twice in the reading for tears. The speech given by his partner of 21 years Laurie Anderson is one of the most revelatory and profound that I have ever heard as she spoke about their enduring love, his ability to “take off his fame like a leather coat and put it back on when necessary,” his great body of work and his complexity as a man and artist. Lou Reed was not a typical Sun in Pisces person upon first glance, as he was very tough with plenty of New York attitude, but listening to his music and going below the surface the wisdom, compassion and transcendence was definitely there. His album “Magic and Loss” inspired by the untimely death of a friend, like much of his body of work is considered a classic. Lou felt the pain and the weight of the world and didn’t run from it. His musical stories about the harshness and complexities of life are what he was best known for as a songwriter.

Laurie Anderson shared that she and Lou came up with Three “Rules for Living” and they are:

1) Do not be afraid of anyone.
2) Have a very good BS detector.
3) Be very, very tender.

These are brilliant, aren’t they? They are also very Zen and Piscean in their way. If we can go through life with open hearts, awake and unafraid, we are definitely ahead of the game. That is the goal of all viable spiritual practice, to increase our presence and decrease our fears.

I can tell already that this Full Moon is going to be deep, REAL and more to the heart of matters than ever before. It’s the nature of the current energies and also the nature of this powerful year of manifestation and transformation. There’s going to be no hiding in this Moon as even in the hiding she will still see you, and maybe even get you to laugh along with her. If there ever was a time to get the “Cosmic Joke” it’s in a transcendent Pisces “Supermoon.” Also that being said, if there ever was a perfect time to radiate LOVE, COMPASSION and KINDNESS to all sentient beings, it would be the same.

This moon also has some significant things traveling with it worth mentioning; including an opposition to Jupiter, square to Saturn and conjunction to Neptune, the ruling planet of Pisces. This definitely backs up the all that I said here in the above paragraph with an extra dose of Neptunian mysticism for good measure.

As with all Full Moons there is an interesting juxtaposition to the Sun, its opposite sign. There are more alike things about Virgo and Pisces than many other astrological pairings, mostly being the predominant themes of service and compassion for others. They both have a shadow of martyrdom; Pisces is more prone to escape in drugs or drink, Virgo in workaholism or excessive “fixing” and “saving” behaviors. They are both deeply sensitive, but in different ways. The Mercurial and highly mental side of Virgo when out of balance can be phobic, critical and hyper-vigilant. The transcendent side of Pisces when out of bounds can be flighty, irresponsible, overly detached and self-absorbed in its own fantasies. There is a beautiful middle road between these two sign energies that is the best of their respective worlds: caring and compassionate but not co-dependent, spiritual but grounded on Earth, open-hearted yet still self-contained. There may be a tendency to flip into the extremes as this moon carries a lot of power, but it’s a good reminder we can always breathe, refocus and come back home to the Self at any time.

Recommended activities: Meditation, Journaling, Music, Daydreaming, Ritual, Service.

Sail me on a silver sun, where I know that I’m free. Show me that I’m everywhere, and get me home for tea. When I look into your eyes, your love is there for me. And the more I go inside, the more there is to see. – George Harrison

The Cosmic Full Moon Tune “It’s all too much,” was written by another talented Pisces who’s spirituality manifested quite differently but no less poignantly, George Harrison.

Happy Full Moon friends and remember to keep it Cosmic!

NOTE: The Full Moon in Pisces is 8/29/15 at 11:35 am PDT/2:35 pm EDT.

 

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Current Moon Phase for August 28th is Waxing Gibbous

August 28
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 98%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Phase Details for – Friday, August 28, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 98%
Moon Age: 13.29 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 368,365.96 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,102,395.27 km

The Witches Magick for the 28th Day of the Wort Moon – Hollyhock Happiness Spell


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Hollyhock Happiness Spell

 

Planting hollyhocks in your garden and around your yard draw prosperity and material gain to you and your home. These showy blossoms also attract helpful faeries and good fortune. The tiny leaves that shoot up at the base of the blossoming plant are particularly enticing to flower faeries.

Gather hollyhock blossoms and set them on your altar just before dark. Tie them with a white ribbon, and say three times:

Blossoms bright bring me good fortune

Wealth and happiness tonight.

So mote it be!

Place the tied hollyhocks just outside your front door, to attract more happiness, wealth, and good fortune to you and your home. Leave the bundle there for a moon cycle for best results.

Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year

Sirona Knight

WOTC Extra – What happens after the last incarnation?(by Scott Cunningham)


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What happens after the last incarnation?

 

Wiccan teachings have always been vague on this. Basically, the Wiccans cans say that after rising upon the spiral of life and death and rebirth, those souls who have attained perfection break away from the cycle forever and dwell with the Goddess and God. Nothing is ever lost. The energies resident in our souls return to the divine source from which they originally emanated.

Because of their acceptance of reincarnation, the Wicca don’t fear death as a final plunge into oblivion, the days of life on Earth forever behind them. It is seen as the door to birth. Thus our very lives are symbolically linked with the endless cycles of the seasons which shape our planet.

Don’t try to force yourself to believe in reincarnation. Knowledge is far superior to belief, for belief is the way of the uninformed. It isn’t wise to accept a doctrine as important as reincarnation without a great deal of study to see if it speaks to you.

Also, though there may be strong connections with loved ones, be wary of the idea of soul mates, i.e. people you’ve loved in other lives and are destined to love again. Though your feelings and beliefs may be sincere, they aren’t always based on fact. In the course of your life you might meet five or six other people with whom you feel the same tie, despite your current involvement. Can they all be soul mates?

One of the difficulties of this concept is that if we’re all inextricably tricably tied up with other persons’ souls, if we continue to incarnate with them, we’re learning absolutely nothing. Therefore, announcing that you’ve found your soul mate is rather akin to stating that you’re not progressing on the incarnational spiral.

One day you may know, not believe, that reincarnation is as real as a plant that buds, flowers, drops its seed, withers and creates a new plant in its image. Reincarnation was probably first intuited by earlier peoples watching nature.

Until you’ve decided for yourself, you may wish to reflect upon and consider the doctrine of reincarnation.

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

Scott Cunningham

Let’s Talk Witch – The Spiral of Rebirth (by Scott Cunningham)


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The Spiral of Rebirth

 

Reincarnation seems to be one of the most controversial spiritual topics of our time. Hundreds of books are being published on the subject ject as if the Western world had only recently discovered this ancient doctrine.

Reincarnation is one of Wicca’s most valuable lessons. The knowledge edge that this life is but one of many, that when the physical body dies we do not cease to exist but are reborn in another body answers many questions, but raises a few more.

Why? Why are we reincarnated? In common with many other religions, Wicca teaches that reincarnation is the instrument through which our souls are perfected. One lifetime isn’t sufficient to attain this goal; hence, the consciousness (soul) is reborn many times, each life encompassing a different set of lessons, until perfection is achieved.

No one can say how many lives are required before this is accomplished. plished. We are human and it’s easy to fall into non-evolutionary behavior. Greed, anger, jealousy, obsession and all our negative emotions inhibit our growth.

In Wicca, we seek to strengthen our bodies, minds and souls. We certainly live full, productive earthly lives, but we try to do so while harming none, the antithesis of competition, intimidation and looking out for number one.

The soul is ageless, sexless, non-physical, possessed of the divine spark of the Goddess and God. Each manifestation of the soul (i.e., each body it inhabits on Earth) is different. No two bodies or lives are the same. If this wasn’t so, the soul would stagnate. The sex, race, place of birth, economic class and every other individuality of the soul is determined by its actions in past lives and the lessons necessary to the present.

This is of utmost importance in Wiccan thought: we decide the lay of our lives. There’s no god or curse or mysterious force of fate upon which we can thrust the responsibility for the trials in our lives. We decide what we need to learn in order to evolve, and then, it is hoped, during incarnation, work toward this progress. If not, we regress into darkness.

As an aid in learning the lessons of each life, a phenomenon exists which has been called karma. Karma is often misunderstood. It is not a system of rewards and punishments, but a phenomenon that guides the soul toward evolving actions. Thusly, if a person performs negative actions, negative actions will be returned. Good brings good. With this in mind, there’s little reason to act negatively.

Karma means action, and that’s how it works. It is a tool, not a punishment. There’s no way one can “wipe out” karma, and neither is every seemingly terrible event in our lives a byproduct of karma.

We learn from karma only when we’re aware of it. Many look into their past lives to discover their mistakes, to uncover the problems inhibiting progress in this one. Trance and meditation techniques can help here, but true self-knowledge is the best means of accomplishing this.

What happens after death? Only the body dies. The soul lives on. Some Wiccans say that it journeys to a realm variously known as the Land of the Faerie, the Shining Land, and the Land of the Young. This realm is neither in heaven nor the underworld. It simply is-a non-physical physical reality much less dense than ours. Some Wiccan traditions describe it as a land of eternal summer, with grassy fields and sweet flowing rivers, perhaps the Earth before the advent of humans. Others see it vaguely as a realm without forms, where energy swirls coexist with the greatest energies-the Goddess and God in their celestial identities.

The soul is said to review the past life, perhaps through some mysterious way with the deities. This isn’t a judgment, a weighing of one’s soul, but an incarnational review. Lessons learned or ignored are brought to light.

After the proper time, when the conditions on Earth are correct, the soul is reincarnated and life begins again.

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

Scott Cunningham

Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!


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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!

 

Today Is …

 

Birthday of Pythias, Oracle of Delphi. Practice divination skills today and though them seek to know yourself better.

Norway: A Pagan festival celebrating the harvest is held on this date each year. Ancient Norse Gods and Goddesses are invoked to protect the spirit of the harvest throughout the dark half of the year

Michaelmas/Gwynn Ap Nudd ~ This is the feast day of St. Michael and all the Angels. It is the most ancient of all the angel festivals.It is re-deployed to overwrite other pagan celebrations around the autumn equinox. From fairly early on, Michaelmas was an important holiday, the religious or Christian equivalent of the autumn equinox. In England, it was considered the start of a new quarter. It marked the start of a new business year, a time for electing officials, making contracts, paying rent, hiring servants, holding court and starting school. Obviously we still see the remnants of this in the timing of our elections and school year.

Equivalent figures celebrated on the same day are the Celtic Gwynn ap Nudd, lord of the underworld and the faerie kingdom, whose sacred mountain is Glastonbury Tor, and the Norse Heimdall orderer of society, watcher of the gods, and captain of 432,000 Einheriar, the chose warriors who defend Valhalia. September 29 is a weather marker. “Harvest comes as long before Michaelmas as dog roses bloom before Midsummer.”

Voudun: Manman Aloumandia

Germany: GOOSE DAY, in which weather is forecast by the breastbone of a goose. There some other way?

Mexico: FESTIVAL OF TEZCATZONCTL, chief God of Intoxication.

Sumerian New Year -Dedicated to the Sky Goddess Bau in ancient Sumeria, the middle eastern culture.

Mexico: Festival of Tezcatzonctl, chief God of Intoxication.

Feast of Gwynn ap Nudd – Leading a pack of phantom hunters in chase after a white stag is Gwynn ap Nudd, the Welsh Celtic god of the underworld and the faerie kingdom. Today is the feast day of the god, who dwells on Glastonbury Tor, the sacred mountain also known as the resting place of King Arthur.

Feast day of Heimdall – This Icelandic Viking god is the guardian of Asgard, home of the gods, and lives beside the rainbow bridge that connects Asgard with other realms. He is an enigmatic deity who needs no sleep and can see in the dark even on the darkest night. He was born of nine giantesses and the waves of the sea.

Graeco-Roman: The last day of the month was sacred to Hecate. Offerings were made to her in the cross-roads (typically at a place where a side path joins a main road), which seem to be haunted the world over. ‘Hecate’s Suppers’ were put out monthly for her

GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred! )0( Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

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Courtesy of GrannyMoonsMorningFeast

The Witches Correspondences for Friday, August 28th


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FRIDAY CORRESPONDENCES

Venus/Water/East/West/South/Dawn/Female/Libra/Taurus

 

 

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Heart

Color: aqua, blue, light blue, brown, green, pale green, magenta, peach, pink, rose, white, all pastels

Number: 5, 6

Metal: copper

Charm: green or white garments, scepter

Stone: alexandrite, amethyst, coral, diamond, emerald, jade, jet, black moonstone, peridot, smoky quartz, tiger’s-eye, pink tourmaline

Animal: camel, dove, elephant, goat, horse, pigeon, sparrow

Plant: apple, birch, cherry, clematis, clove, coriander, heather, hemlock, hibiscus, ivy, lotus, moss, myrtle, oats, pepperwort, peppermint, pinecone, quince, raspberry, rose, pink rose, red rose, rose hips, saffron, sage, savin, stephanotis, strawberry, thyme, vanilla, verbena, violet, water lily, yarrow, and all flowers

Incense: ambergris, camphor, mace, musk, myrrh, rose, saffron, sage, sandalwood, sweetgrass, vanilla, violet, all floral scents

Goddess: Aphrodite, Asherah, Baalith, Brigid, Erzulie, Freya (Passionate Queen), Frigg, Gefion, Harbor (Beautiful One), Hestia, Inanna, Ishtar (Lady of Passion and Desire), Lakshmi, Lilith, Mokosh, Nehalennia, Nerthus, Ostara, Pombagira, Sarasvati, Shakti, Shekinah, Sirtur, Al Uzza, Venus (Queen of Pleasure), Vesta

God: Allah, Bacchus, Bes, Cupid, the Dagda, Dionysus, El, Eros (God of Love), Freyr, Frit Ailek, Shukra

Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Anael, Hagiel, Mokosba, Rasbid, Sachiel, Uriel, Velas

Courtesy of Moonlight Musings

The Witches Almanac for Friday, August 28th


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The Witches Almanac for Friday, August 28th

Friday (Venus): Love, friendship, reconciliation and beauty.

St. Augustine’s Day

 

Waxing Moon

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

Moon phase: Second Quarter

Moon Sign: Aquarius

Aquarius: Rebellious energy. Time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedom and individuality is the focus.

Incense: Mint

Color: Rose