Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, February 29th

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, February 29th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

This a strong day for doing catch-up work and for efforts made to produce or put towards favorite projects, dear Aries. You have not only the necessary energy, but the foresight and patience as well, to make significant headway in whatever you throw yourself into today. Relationships with friends can settle down and you can feel that others are more reliable than they have been lately. You might offer important advice; alternatively, a good business idea could come to you today. Your vision is practical and you are especially concerned with what is likely to work in the long-term.

Taurus

Taurus

This can be a good time to discuss practical matters and future plans, dear Taurus. You’re in a practical frame of mind and you are interested in making investments in worthwhile projects. This can be a time to look for help or support if you need it. Sometimes it pays off to allow others “in” on your problems, and today can be one of those times. If you need to handle or manage a tricky financial or relationship matter, today is strong for doing so, and you’re likely to have few regrets. It’s also good for taking care of business. You have a stronger feeling of stability and clarity today, and you are a sign who especially appreciates this kind of constancy.

Gemini

Gemini

While there may be some reserve in your relationships and connections today, dear Gemini, there can be a nice feeling of constancy. You tend to enjoy variety and excitement, but from time to time, you need to know you can depend on others. Conversations with a partner can be especially constructive. Old wisdom can come through now. Attention to strengthening projects and relationships in the present can do much for them down the road. It’s a good day for dedicating yourself to a project or activity that requires your full attention. It’s not the best day for situations that overstimulate the senses.

Cancer

Cancer

This is a good time for realistic assessments, dear Cancer, particularly when it comes to home, family, work, financial, and health matters. You have the ability to take a look at what needs to be improved or changed and to make adjustments with few if any regrets. It’s a day for meeting responsibilities and feeling good for doing so. Your mood may be on the subdued side, and you can be particularly interested in taking care of details. Any kind of work that requires analysis or research is likely to go especially well. Old wisdom, or simply good advice from someone you trust, can be applied with success now. It’s also a fine time for making relationship “repairs” without much in the way of fanfare – showing affection through actions is well-supported right now.

Leo

Leo

This is a good day for making solid progress on a pet project, for help and support between friends, and for making realistic judgments of quality and worth, dear Leo. This can be a fine time to make important purchases, plans, and designs. You are interested in the practical elements of a creative project and could be considering how to monetize (or better monetize) a hobby or talent. You meet your obligations gracefully and good feedback from others motivates you further. You’re showing your affection in practical ways, and while relating may not be as spontaneous or demonstrative as you usually like them to be, you appreciate people who are steady and reliable.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

This can be a strong day for practical improvements around the home, in the family dynamic, in work, and/or with your health, dear Virgo. You might pick up a new skill or make progress on a home or work project. Security now and down the road is something that you’re becoming more and more invested in, and today, you are especially interested in securing your future. You appreciate familiar people and places, and see the value of traditions and routine more than usual. This can be a good day for making an important purchase. Today is also strong for closing a project and for editing activities.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

This can be a good day for feeling appreciated, dear Libra. Appreciation is unlikely to be shown through dramatic gestures, but rather through actions, presence, and practical support. Constructive and possibly instructive conversations can be had with or about children, lovers, or creative projects with your communications sector linking up positively with your sector of romance, fun, children, and creative expression. Alternatively, you may be attending to practical details that help improve or secure relationships and projects along these lines. There can be more to do than usual, but a certain enjoyment of filling your responsibilities and a sense of being “on track” today.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

Financial matters can be faced with realism today, dear Scorpio, and possibly quite happily at that! A conservative and moderate approach wins the day, and this applies to practical matters as well as relationship and emotional affairs. There are times for bold moves and times for a slower, steadier approach, and today favors the latter. Keep things simple, and discover how simplicity enriches your life. The Moon continues to transit your sign until evening, however, which inclines you to a more spontaneous approach to the world, after which emotions tend to settle in. A partner may not be especially demonstrative, but showing their reliability or affection in their actions.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

Your practical frame of mind today can be appreciated by others and can be put to good use, dear Sagittarius. You may even feel good about filling responsibilities or putting in some hard work. It’s also a strong time for expressing your views or taking care of communications that are your duty or obligation. You might receive news that reminds you of important responsibilities today, or there can be a serious discussion that helps you move forward. This can help you with a greater sense of clarity and purpose, and you can thoroughly enjoy a sense of being organized and prepared today. Friends, siblings, neighbors, or classmates can come through for you.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

There can be enjoyment of duties and responsibilities today, dear Capricorn, and something could emerge that gives you a solid feeling that you’re on the right track. You also feel better equipped to make important decisions, particularly about money matters or the care of personal possessions. This is a time for appreciating simple pleasures and comforts rather than for pushing too far or giving in to the feeling that you need more in order to be happy. You feel better today if you take a conservative approach. Love matters and relationships in general are also strongly influenced by practical considerations right now. You’re framed very well today – people appreciate you for the traits you most naturally project.

Aquarius

Aquarius

You are especially appealing to others today, dear Aquarius, in a quiet way. You are radiating appealing energy, even if you are keeping your emotional distance. This is a promising day for your social life. A commitment of sorts to a friend, group, or common goal can make you feel good. It may not be an especially spontaneous day, but it’s one in which you can accomplish quite a bit. Clarity and a sense of purpose are driving forces now. Advice can be useful, whether you’re giving or receiving it. Relationship advances may not be obvious or showy, but bonds can be strengthened through actions and practical support.

Pisces

Pisces

There is an increased love of order, organization, and clarity today, dear Pisces, and you could find it’s a fine time to take care of business and connect with others in practical ways. You may be attending to a responsibility towards an important person in your life and finding it quite easy and even pleasurable to make a personal sacrifice in order to help someone out. The day favors steady progress, shows or reliability, and small efforts to secure future endeavors. Your judgment on a business level is in great form now. The Moon’s move to the top of your solar chart this evening stimulates a desire to make plans.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of February 29th

 

 

 

 

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of February 29th

General Horoscope

Love planet Venus is in a happy place this week as she’ll connect beautifully to both stabilizing Saturn and exciting Uranus. The end result? A happy balance in your love life. It’ll be one that allows you to enjoy something new with your partner without feeling a loss of security in the relationship. Then, Mars enters fiery Sagittarius by Sunday, which will give everyone more of a drive to pursue adventurous experiences in matters of the heart.

Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19

You’re willing to experiment more this week in your social life in order to get what you want out of your love life. This might mean joining a new group on a topic that fascinates you. As you attend an orientation meeting it’s possible that you’ll meet someone who captures your interest. Another possibility is that you’ll ask a friend to set you up with someone you’d normally not consider your type. Be bold and audacious!

Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20

After Saturday, you’ll feel driven to pursue intimacy with your partner without worrying about the consequences your more insecure side tends to preoccupy itself with. What if you lived in a world where you loved deeply and with wild abandon? What if you learned to ask for what you want in bed without feeling embarrassed? Courageously pursuing the love you know you deserve is a birthright. Now, it’s your time to realize this.

Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20

The dynamic between you and your partner is about to become much more interesting. On Monday, you’ll feel as if your shared philosophy or morals define much more of your relationship than ever before. It’ll be a stabilizing and comforting situation. Then, after Saturday, you might decide it’s time to spice things up with your mate. Consider exploring uncharted territory together. Whether you travel abroad or decide to expand your horizons in bed is up to you!

Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22

If your partner has anything to do with your career progress this week, it’ll surely amp up your desire for him or her. It is possible that there is a connection, and it might be as simple as your mate cheering you on as you strive to achieve a remarkable career goal. Or, there might be an extra challenging project you’re working on. If your partner has any ability to help, he or she will likely jump right in.

Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22

Are you ready for a major boost in your sex drive and overall satisfaction? This Saturday, Mars will move into your romance sector for the first time in two years. As a result, you’ll enjoy an extended opportunity to pursue pleasure and ensure that your needs are met. In addition, if you’re already partnered up it’s likely that you’ll feel more passion for your lover than ever before. Wonderful!

Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEPT 22

You might get busy with your partner this week — but not in the way you expect. After Saturday, it’s possible that you’ll begin a major home renovation project. This can be anything from ripping apart your kitchen to painting the house. If you and your partner are physically involved in this home repair, it’s likely that you’ll have an easier time getting through it. Otherwise, expect a few domestic quarrels.

Libra Horoscope SEPT 23 – OCT 22

Love planet Venus is still moving through your true love sector, which is the main ingredient for all of the current romantic sweetness you’re enjoying. This week, she’ll be at a favorable angle to both Saturn and Uranus. As a result, expect to feel secure in your relationship, but not at all bored. In fact, your lover may encourage you to try something new that you’ve always wanted to but was afraid to in the past. You’re bold and beautiful!

Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21

Your family’s opinion of your current partner matters to you more than you’d like to admit. Fortunately, this week you’ll realize that your clan not only embraces him or her, but that they genuinely adore the very same quirky qualities that you fell in love with. Encourage your mate to be their most authentic self. It’s the only way he or she will feel most at home with you — and everyone connected to you.

Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21

This will be a 5-star week for you romantically. First, on Wednesday, you and your lover may enjoy a conversation that leads to the two of you daring to try something new together. This can be anything from a recreational activity to something more passionate in the bedroom! In fact, after Saturday your sex drive will amp up in a major way thanks to Mars moving into your sign. Go after what you want with wild abandon!

Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19

If you feel yourself retreating more, don’t fight it. Instead, recognize that it might be time to give yourself a time-out from life’s chaos. This includes any potential romantic drama. If the relationship department has made many demands on you recently, you might feel exhausted from it and need a break. Don’t rob yourself of the opportunity to recharge. Life isn’t always about going full throttle. Reflect for a bit and decide if this relationship deserves all the energy you’ve been putting into it.

Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18

Make the most of Venus as she moves through your sign, since it’s a great time for personal and relationship improvements. In fact, this week will be extra dynamic and offer you some major romantic potential. On Monday you might decide that one of your friends has everything you really want in a long-term lover. Don’t be afraid to go after this potential. If you’re already in a relationship, you and your mate will enjoy extra domestic harmony on Wednesday.

Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20

Your love life might feel more “in the closet” these days, but most likely this is by choice. Perhaps you have felt a stronger need to keep your romantic life private. This might be more about ditching social media for a while or avoiding parties and other social events in favor of connecting alone in your own little world together. Or, it’s possible that you and your partner are working through a rough patch in your relationship. If so, expect healing this week.

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Your Weekly Astrology Report for February 29 – March 6

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Astrology: February 29 – March 6, 2016

Who’s up for an adventure?

Venus is a happy camper this week so you’ll want to do everything possible to make the most of her stellar romantic and financial support!

Monday, February 29: Venus sextile Saturn

On Monday, Venus will be at a friendly sextile to Saturn, adding security and longevity to what you love. Whether this is a relationship or an investment, you can rest easy that it’s solid and has the potential to stand the test of time. Just make sure that nothing gets boring or stale.

Wednesday, March 2: Venus sextile Uranus

On Wednesday, Venus will sextile Uranus. This adds just enough spice to keep you interested. Financially speaking, this is the ideal week to take a calculated risk thanks, to the unusual balance between Saturn and Uranus to Venus. You’re sure to come out ahead.

Saturday, March 5: Mercury square Mars; Mercury enters Pisces; Mars enters Sagittarius

On Saturday communication gets tricky, so you might want to listen more and talk less. Mercury will square Mars, igniting everyone’s argumentative side. Then he’ll slide into dreamy Pisces, fogging up logic for a bit.

The headline news on Saturday, however, is all about Mars. He’ll burst into fiery Sagittarius and leave everyone all fueled up for life’s next great adventure. What will yours be?

Sunday, March 6: Sun square Saturn; Sun sextile Pluto

On Sunday, the Sun squares Saturn and sextiles Pluto. Hard work WILL pay off — so bite the bullet and get to it.

 

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Your Weekly Karmic Forecast for Feb. 28 – March 5

Weekly Forecast: Feb 28 – March 5, 2016

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity.  Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto).  And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning into the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path.  It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTEThere are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.  

Weekly Forecast: Feb 28 – March 5, 2016

2/28 ~ Sun (essential Self) ~conjunct~ Neptune (delusions & illusions):

This transit tends to make you very sensitive (rational or not) to others. If you are one of those people who tends to put everyone else’s needs before your own, watch out, because this makes that urge even stronger. Be aware of two things: (1) most times people who focus so much on others, to the exclusion of their own needs, is because there is something about their own life they do not want to face; and (2) you could get lost in your so-called altruism to the point where you lose touch with reality. This energy is best used alone to meditate and contemplate your own world unless you can be completely detached in your charity work. I use this little motivation to decide – is your life so perfect and abundant that you can afford to spend so much time and energy on another’s life? If so, GREAT!  Go for it! If not, however, then “charity begins at home” – work on YOU!

2/29 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility):

This energy has to do with your obligations within the context of relationships. They are not difficult obligations (in this case) but more emphasis is placed on enjoying serving those you love. This is also what I would call the “keep it real” energy, regarding relationships. This energy makes you want to really sit down and define your terms within your relationships (which I am a total advocate of). It’s really hard to grow to the next level when each person is not clear on what the other expects. Of course, this starts with you knowing what you want/don’t want and what you are willing to compromise about so you can articulate that clearly.

3/2 ~ Venus (relationships, love & money) ~sextile~ Uranus (clarity & inspiration):

This energy, thanks to Uranus, activates a certain spark of electricity in the air. New relationships will have an unusual aspect to them and old ones can break-to-realign in a positive, even fun way with this energy. No monotonous routine, humdrum people or boring collaborations with this one. Use it to access your unique genius and deep well of creativity and then share if you can, with other like-hearted Souls. Take advantage of this energy to tap into areas you may not have realized were available to you before. Keep it light and upbeat; socialize and enjoy the experience of different people or new activities. Keep in mind, however, any relationships begun this week may not be based on qualities needed for long term survival. It is more a time to enjoy the people and experiences that pass through at this time and accept this gift!

3/5 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~square~ Mars (desire & actions):

This activation can be a tough one for some. If your beliefs are out of alignment with your actions, if you are not self-aware or act-out unconsciously, being selfish or childish, than watch out, because squares test you to grow and change in some way. Often, this also means that you are suppressing your nature in some way, which is never really a good idea. When you suppress your Soul, it can make your human more sensitive or defensive, taking things personally as a threat or challenge. If you catch your Self feeling irritable for no apparent reason, try to step back and gain some perspective before responding to your own thoughts or another’s words. Mercury & Mars getting together, in this challenging way, can provoke debates and, in some people, actual fights, so be careful. The deeper aspect of this activation is that some part of you wants to express, perhaps in a new way, and your monkey-mind has got you all off track. Mars demands that you know who you are and what you want, and is the Divine Masculine part of you, which is supposed to hold good boundaries, protect you and negotiate on your behalf in the world. If you know something that you are not acting on, this can be frustrating. If you are acting in ways that are not allowing you to think things through, this too can cause accidents, problems and delays. It is best to pull in until you are clear. And also keep in mind, you may not be out of alignment in the above ways, but those around you may be and will likely have no context for what they are feeling and therefore, become indiscriminate with their choices & actions.

Current Moon Phase for Feb. 29th is Waning Gibbous

February 29
Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 64%

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Phase Details for – Monday, February 29, 2016

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 64%
Moon Age: 20.82 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 401,884.77 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,234,477.43 km
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Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days a Year for Feb. 29th – Leap Year’s Day, Job’s Birthday

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Feb. 29th

Leap Year’s Day, Job’s Birthday

February 29th occurs only once every four years, its addition being designed to rectify the discrepancy between the calendar of 365 days and the solar year of approximately 365 1/4 days.

Leap Year is regarded as generally unlucky in Scotland, and Leap Year’s Day is especially considered ill-omened; this is because it was Job’s birthday, and supposedly the prophet cursed the day he was born. However, the Lord took mercuy upon him and thus only allowed it to occur once every four years.

This day is said to be hazardous for men, as ladies have full and absolute license to propose marriage to single gentlemen. Should the gentleman rudely refuse the offer, then he is honor bound to give the lady a present of fresh flowers, white gloves and chocolate.

Monday Is Ruled By the Moon

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Monday Is Ruled By the Moon

This day of the week is dedicated to the moon and all of her magic and mystery. Mondays are for women’s mysteries, illusion, prophetic dreaming, emotions, travel, and fertility.

Some suggestions for Monday enchantments would include:

*Getting outside and looking for the moon in the heavens. Sit under her light and absorb a little glamour. Call on the moon goddess Selene for practical help in magical issues.

*Invoking the god Thoth for wisdom and insight

*Empowering your silver jewelry under the light of the moon. Wear moonstone or pearl jewelry today to add a lunar and magical shimmer to your outfit. Be mysterious and subtle and wear moon-associated colors such as white, silver, and blue.

*Working spells for safe travel with a simple moonstone

*Gathering bluebells, jasmine, gardenias, or white roses to create a little garden witchery with the flowers that are associated with the moon

*Setting up a lunar Tarot spell today to increase your psychic powers

*Eating a lunar fruit such as a melon to be healthy, serene, and at peace

*Brewing up a cup of chamomile or mint tea and enchanting it for sweet dreams and restful sleep

The Witches Correspondences for Monday, January 29th

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The Witches Correspondences for Monday, January 29th

Day: Monday ( Moon-day)

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood
Herb: Moonwort

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent.

Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.

Moon in Sagittarius

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Moon in Sagittarius

Wandering Soul
If your Moon is in Sagittarius, you’re tilted optimistically toward the far-horizon. You might even walk on your toes. You’re a light-hearted soul, with an instinct for following the most meaningful path.
The Sagittarius Moon can be described as radiant, fun and visionary, with many notable pioneers born under this sign. They’re often optimistic about the future and open hearted, both qualities of which can be contagious. They appreciate life as a grand adventure, and never stop exploring and learning new things.

Social Creature
The public style of the Moon in Sagittarius is engaging and charismatic, and they’re sure to hold their own in large gatherings. Their intellectual curiosity keeps them asking the questions, and putting people at ease with their sharp insights and wit.

True of mutable signs, they’re at home in the rhythm of change. They’re at their best with a varied social calendar as they adapt to and enjoy being around people of different cultures and outlooks.
The Moon in Sagittarius gets flashes of inspiration, along with the hopeful optimism to bring their many ideas to fruition. True of fire signs, they’re risk takers, and often will shrug off warnings from others, drawing on a well of trust in both fate and their instincts. More cautious souls might find them reckless, but then stand back and watch in amazement all those times when luck is on their side.

Love’s Banquet
In romance, the “Sadge” Moon thrives with a mate that is a fellow traveler on a parallel path. They have a need for complete emotional freedom from a partner that can keep up with their active pace.
Life’s banquet can be savored together for as long as it stays a vital match, for they’ll shake free of anything that has lost its luster.

The Moon in Sagittarius has a mission, and can’t be held back by outdated relationships or ideas. Jupiter rules their Moon’s sign, and that means their eyes are on the future. The comfort zone for Moon Sagittarius people is a fast-paced, meaningful and varied home and work life.

They thrive when there’s a swiftly evolving nature to their work and love lives. Along their speedy way, they’ll shine a focused light on lost dreams and leave a wake of encouragement and inspiration behind them.

Keywords:
Animal lovers (especially horses and dogs), friendly, optimistic, adventurous, active, curious, independent, enthusiastic.

The Shadow Side:
Restless, detached, tactless, careless, superficial

Quality and Element:
Mutable and Fire

Famous People with Moon in Sagittarius:
Martha Stewart, Liam Neeson, Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Hopkins, Justin Timberlake, Donald Trump, Al Pacino, Stephen King, Charlie Sheen, Mariah Carey, Albert Einstein, Christopher Reeve, Joan Rivers, Freddie Mercury, Kevin Costner, Vincent Van Gogh, Amadeus Mozart

 

 

Source

Molly Hall, Astrology Expert
Article published on About.com

 

The Witches Almanac for Monday, February 29th

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The Witches Almanac for Monday, February 29th

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

Leap Day

Waning Moon
The Waning Moon (from the Full Moon to the New) is a time for study, meditation, and little magical work (except magic designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Scorpio
Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive. Moon sign. Favors expansion and growth.
Moon enters Sagittarius 6: 56 pm

Moon enters Sagittarius 6: 56 pm
Sagittarius: Encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic

Incense: Hyssop

Color: White

Monday Is A Day of Witchery, Magick and Enchantment

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Monday Is A Day of Witchery, Magick and Enchantment

Think for a moment on all of the witchery, magick and enchantments that you have discovered. Don’t be afraid to adjust spells to suit your own specific needs. Any gentle, illusory, and dreamy charms and spells can be enhanced when you work on the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon. Mondays are a fantastic day to boost your psychic abilities and to tune in to your intuition and empathy. It also gives you the opportunity to work with a different lunar phase each and every Monday, which means in one month you could work four different types of moon magicks on Mondays. How’s that for adding to your repertoire? You are going to have mad skills in no time at all.

So light up those lunar scented candles and add a little mystique to your outfit by wearing an enchanting lunar color. Wear your sparkling silver jewelry and maybe add a pair of dangling silver earrings or a pendant shaped like a crescent moon. Create lunar potions and philters; make a dream catcher and give it as a gift to someone you love. Burn some sandalwood or jasmine-scented incense today to inspire the glamour and magick of the moon. Slice up a favorite variety of fruit that is in season for a snack or share it with your love and enjoy his or her lunar and romantic qualities. Brew up a cup of chamomile tea, enchant it with a little moon magick, and relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Most importantly, get outside tonight and watch the moon for a while. What phase is she in? What color was the moon as she rose? Why not start a journal and write down at what location the moon rises and sets for a few seasons? This is a great way to teach you to tune in and to become more aware of the moon and the influence that she pulls into our lives. Try calling on Selene for her magickal assistance, and call Thoth for wisdom and strength. Get to know the Norse Mani and the Latvian Meness. These gods of the moon have plenty to teach, and if you allow their influence to cycle through your life, you’ll receive many blessings.

Be imaginative, and create your own personal lunar magick and witchery. Go on….the moonlight becomes you.
 

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

Monday

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Monday

In the word Monday, we can see part of the word Moon. In the romance languages such as Italian or Spanish, this day of the week is called Lunes and clearly relates to the word lunar. On Mondays, a variety of magick may be worked. Because Monday centers on the energies of the Moon, things like dreams, feminine energy, health, success in spiritual pursuits, domestic matters, and things of family origin are especially important this day.

Mondays are best for love magick and anything concerning home or family, thus old saying, Mondays child is fair of face, which seems clearly to relate to the themes of love and health.

Angels of Monday are Gabriel, Arcan, Missabu, and Abuzaha. Arcan is known as the king of the angels of air and the “ruler” of Monday. Abuzaha (Abuzohar) serves Monday, and is very responsive to invocations and ritual magick. Missabu is a ministering angel of Arcan.

Check whether the moon is waning or waxing to determine what your spell will be. During waning moons, do spells to rid yourself of obstacles or for wisdom and protection. During waxing moons do magic for increase of any kind or to draw something into your life.

On Mondays, the best hour to work is moonrise. Get this information from your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac.

 

Source:

Gypsy Magic

Sun & Moon Data for Monday, February 29th

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Sun & Moon Data for Monday, February 29th

Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 134.22° SE
Sun Altitude: 33.86°
Sun Distance: 92.098 million mi
Next Equinox: Mar 19, 2016 11:30 PM (Vernal)
Sunrise Today: 6:24 AM↑ 99° East
Sunset Today: 5:47 PM↑ 261° West
Length of Day: 11 hours and 22 minutes

 

Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 246.79° WSW
Moon Altitude: 5.29°
Moon Distance: 249697 mi
Next New Moon: Mar 8, 20167:54 PM
Next Full Moon: Mar 23, 20167:00 AM
Next Moonset: Today10:12 AM
Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 62.7%
 

Source

timeanddate.com

A Little Fun Fact I Found Out, Did You Know At One Time There Was A February 30th?

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February 30 Was a Real Date

Today, the month of February has 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years. But February 30 has been a real date at least twice in history.

February 30 happened in Sweden in 1712 .

Sweden added the date to its 1712 calendar following an earlier calendar error; the Soviet Union observed February 30 in 1930 and 1931 in an attempt to cut seven-day weeks into five-day weeks and to introduce 30-day months for every working month.

Sweden’s 30 Days of February
In 1700, Sweden, which included Finland at the time, planned to convert from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

Therefore 1700, which should have been a leap year in the Julian calendar, was not a leap year in Sweden. However, 1704 and 1708 became leap years by error. This left Sweden out of synchronization with both the Julian and the Gregorian calendars, so the country reverted back to the Julian calendar.
February 30, 1712, came into existence in Sweden when the Julian calendar was restored and 2 leap days were added that year. Sweden’s final conversion to the Gregorian calendar occurred in 1753, when an 11-day correction was applied so that February 17 was succeeded by March 1 that year. Not everyone was pleased with the calendar reform. Some people believed it stole 11 days of their lives.

The Soviet Revolutionary Calendar
February 30 existed from 1930–1931 after the Soviet Union introduced a revolutionary calendar in 1929. This calendar featured five-day weeks, 30-day months for every working month, and the remaining five or six days were “monthless” holidays. The abolition of the seven-day week in favor of a five-day week was intended to improve industrial efficiency by avoiding the regular interruption of a non-working day.

Restored Week in 1940
However, the Gregorian calendar continued to be used in the Soviet Union during this period. This is confirmed by successive dates found in daily issues of Pravda, the official newspaper of the Communist Party, in which February had 28 days in 1930 and 1931, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The Soviet revolutionary calendar was discarded as it was difficult to eliminate the Sunday rest tradition. The original seven-day week was restored in 1940.

The 13th century scholar Johannes de Sacrobosco claimed that February had 30 days in leap years between 45 BCE and 8 BCE in the Julian calendar, when February was shortened to give the month of August the same length as the month of July. However, historical evidence relating to the Julian calendar refutes Sacrobosco, who was critical of that particular calendar.

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5 Weird Facts About Leap Years

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5 Weird Facts About Leap Years

1. Blame It On Augustus

We owe leap years to Julius Caesar, but also to his successor, the Emperor Augustus.

The Ancient Romans used to follow a calendar that had 355 days a year, but it eventually grew hopelessly out of sync with the seasons, making it difficult to celebrate festivals at the same time each year. So in 45 BC, Julius Caesar decreed that a new, reformed calendar would be adopted that had 365 days a year, with an extra day every “leap year” in order to keep the seasons and calendar properly in sync.

However, the Roman priests who devised the new calendar initially made a mistake. They set the leap year to occur every third year. The priests realized soon enough that this wouldn’t work, and in 8 BC Emperor Augustus officially corrected the calendar so that leap years came every fourth year.

So Caesar can take credit for leap years in general, but the four-year tradition is Augustus.
And have you ever wondered why February is shorter than every other month? That’s also because of Augustus. The Roman Senate, to honor him, renamed the month of Sextilis as Augustus (August). But originally August was only 30 days long, and this was a problem because Julius Caesar’s month (July) was 31 days long. It wouldn’t do for Augustus to have a shorter month than Caesar!

To make August as long as July they borrowed a day from February, reducing it from 30 days during a leap year to only 29, and 28 days every other year. This permanently left February as the odd, shortened month that it is.

2. The Extra Day Swindle

In February 1997, John Melo was convicted of home invasion and sentenced to ten years and one day in prison. Seven years later, he filed a motion complaining that the Department of Correction had miscalculated the length of his sentence. Why? Because it had failed to credit him for the additional days he had to serve on account of the February 29’s during leap years.

Melo’s motion was allowed, but he didn’t win the case. In 2006 the Superior Court ruled (Commonwealth vs. John Melo) that not only did his case have no merit, but it had been a mistake to ever allow it to proceed in the first place, noting that he had clearly been sentenced to a term of years, no matter how long each year may be.

Melo may not have had a compelling case. However, it is true that the extra day in February can be somewhat unfair. For instance, if you’re a salaried employee you essentially have to work an extra day for free during a leap year, whereas hourly employees get an extra payday. Similarly, banks often don’t include February 29 when they calculate the interest they owe their customers, thereby giving themselves an extra bonus day of profit at everyone else’s expense.

3. Leap Year Capital of the World

In 1988, the town of Anthony, Texas, with a population of 8000, declared itself to be the “Leap Year Capital of the World.”

Its justification for this title was that two members of its Chamber of Commerce were born on leap year days. But in a moment of honesty a member of the Chamber also admitted that, “We just voted arbitrarily to name this as the leap year capital of the world because no one else has.”

As of 2016, the town of Anthony continues to pride itself on being the Leap Year Capital, with festivities planned for February 29.

4. Leap Year Mother and Daughter

On February 29, 2008, Michelle Birnbaum of Saddle River, New Jersey gave birth to her daughter, Rose. What made this unusual was that Michelle herself was also a “leapling,” having been born on February 29, 1980.

The odds of a child being born on February 29 are 1 in 1641. However, the odds of both a mother and daughter sharing that birthday are somewhere in the range of 2 million to one. [NorthJersey.com, 2/24/2012]

Though quite long, those odds are still much better than the odds of winning the Powerball Lottery — approximately 292 million to one.

5. Happy Aldrin Day!

Over the years, would-be calendar reformers have proposed many alternative ways of dividing up the year. Often these plans would give special status to the leap day.

For instance, in July 1989 Jeff Siggins published an article in Omni Magazine proposing that the Gregorian Calendar be scrapped and replaced by his “Tranquility Calendar.”

This would be a scientifically-based calendar that would set July 20, 1969 (when humans first landed on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility) as Day Zero. All years after that would be referred to as “After Tranquility” (AT). So, as of February 2016, we are in the year 46 AT.

Siggins would rename the months after famous scientists — such as Archimedes, Copernicus, Darwin, etc. — and he would designate the leap day as Aldrin Day, after the astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Taking a more mystical approach, Randy Bruner, a Cincinnati psychic, came up with the Dreamspell Calendar based on the Mayan Calendar. His system would transform the leap day into a “Day out of time,” which means it wouldn’t be included as a day of the week. It would be a non-day when people could “celebrate time is art.” [What exactly does that mean? Your guess is as good as mine.]

One of the most popular alternative calendar systems of the 20th Century was the World Calendar, created by Elisabeth Achelis of Brooklyn, New York in 1930. It would have shifted February 29 to June 31 and made it a world holiday.

Finally, we here at weirdnews.about.com would like to propose that February 29 be designated as Official Weird Day — in honor of all things that don’t quite fit in.
 

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