Before We Run Off, Let’s Have Some Fun….

I have to run and get my pup’s medicine before the vet’s office closes. But before we run off, I have been wanting to do something and everyone around here keeps giving me dirty looks about it. Well, of course, they really gave me some dirty looks about the “warlock” thing yesterday. Anyway, let’s have a mock election. Seriously! Politics doesn’t generally interest me but this year, you have to admit it has been a rather strange time for it. So I thought it would be fun to have a mock election. Want too? Maybe with our little mock election we can predict the next President of the United States, hmm!

Take a moment, if you would and vote. It is just for fun and I am curious on how others feel about this year’s Presidential race. You can always get a feel for how things are headed by the way the vote turns out. And of course, when it is time for the real election, we will start our “Get Out The Vote Campaign” as usual. It doesn’t matter who you vote for as long as you vote (in the real election). It is your Goddess’ given birthright, use it.

Now, let’s get on with….

I know this is light-hearted and all in good clean fun. But when the elections roll around, I do worry. I wonder what kind of person will hold the highest office in our land. I wonder what new laws or restrictions they might try to implement. Being an old soul, I wonder if they might try to pass some restrictions on religion in our country. I wonder if the time might ever come when we must stand and fight for our religion. I know there is suppose to be a separation between  church and state but you know what a mess our country is in now, anything is possible. I will leave it at that, now please vote, my sweets!

Till tomorrow,

Love ya,

Lady A

WOTC Quiz of the Day: What Type of Psychic are You?

What Type of Psychic are You?

Everyone has four psychic senses, and you can learn to focus on psychic reception areas to enhance all of your psychic abilities. But as you become more adept at the process you will find that one or two of your four psychic senses are dominant–easier and more reliable for you to use.

It is important to know which psychic senses are your best channels for your intuition. Over time you can rely on them to help you keep your bearings. Find out which of the four psychic senses are your special gifts, here:

Know Your Psychic Strengths: Four Types

Gut Feeling: Feelers
Psychic feeling is the most accessible. It is the easiest to open to and to interpret. The hallmarks are “gut” feelings, and uneasy physical feelings that often give you a sense of something not being right, or being right.

All people, places, and objects constantly radiate vibrational patterns, and your physical body is like a large antenna able to register and assimilate their meaning as inner feelings.

Focal Point: In the front of the body, from the top of the diaphragm to just below the naval (the third chakra).

Knowing: Prophetics
The sense of “knowing” is very fleeting, but once you get the message the awareness of the truth is deep and unwavering.

Men and women high in psychic knowing function at an accelerated pace. They are excellent anticipators of problems or difficulties, and they naturally sense how to be at the right place at the right time. They are innovators with limitless creativity.

Focal Point: The crown and top of head (seventh chakra). The insight comes down from the crown into the center of the head to the nerve bundle that connects the two hemispheres of the brain.

Hearing: Audients
Psychic hearing manifests as words, phrases, and inner dialogue. You might even hear a song that gives you a message. Or a warning that comes with words.

People good in psychic hearing can hear when someone is lying to them, and they are good, uncomplicated and direct initiators.

Focal Point: Both sides of the head, just above the ears, in the area of the temporal lobes.

Seeing: Visionary
Seeing messages visually, such as a date, or someone’s energy field. With your eyes shut, your visual awareness shifts upward to your forehead.

Visionaries can often “see” when something is not right, and know what is wrong. They are excellent planners and have a very good sense of time and space.

Focal Point: The third eye.

Inspired by You Are Psychic, by Pete A. Sanders, Jr. (Fireside, 1999).

Astronomy Picture of the Day – The SONG and the Hunter

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2016 May 5

The SONG and the Hunter
Image Credit & Copyright: Mads Fredslund Andersen, Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Aarhus Univ., Denmark

Explanation: Near first quarter, the Moon in March lights this snowy, rugged landscape, a view across the top of Tenerife toward La Palma in the Canary Islands Spanish archipelago. The large Teide volcano, the highest point in Spain, looms over the horizon. Shining above are familiar bright stars of Orion, the Hunter. Adding to the dreamlike scene is the 1 meter diameter prototype telescope of the global network project called the Stellar Observations Network Group or SONG. The SONG’s fully robotic observatory was captured during the 30 second exposure while the observatory dome, with slit open, was rotated across the field of view.

 

Earth Sky News for May 5th: Eta Aquarid meteors before dawn May 6

Eta Aquarid meteors before dawn May 6

This year’s third and final new supermoon on May 6 means a dark sky for the 2016 Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which will probably be at its best from about 3 a.m. until dawn on May 6. In a dark sky, especially at latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, the Eta Aquarids can produce up to 20 to 40 meteors per hour – or more.

Our sky chart below shows the sky scene from mid-northern latitudes just before the onset of morning twilight. The Y-shaped “Water Jar” is the most prominent feature in the otherwise inconspicuous constellation Aquarius. Incidentally, this distinctive Y-shaped pattern of stars closely aligns with the radiant point of the Eta Aquarid shower. For more on the Eta Aquarid radiant and why more Eta Aquarids are visible from more southerly latitudes, click here.

This meteor shower favors the Southern Hemisphere, and the tropical and subtropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. Appreciably north of 40 degrees north latitude (the latitude of Denver, Colorado), streaking meteors are few and far between. The early morning twilight at far northern latitudes washes these Eta Aquarid meteors from the sky. At this time of the year, morning twilight comes at a later hour to southerly latitudes.

Once again, the best viewing time is roughly from about two hours to one hour before sunrise. Unsure of your sunrise time? Or when nautical twilight begins? Check our almamac page. No matter where you live, the last hour of darkness just before dawn tends to feature the greatest number of meteors.

Data gathered by the International Meteor Organization seems to suggest a possible connection between Jupiter’s 12-year orbit and the intensity of the Eta Aquarid meteors. Jupiter causes the Eta Aquarid meteor shower to put out a maximum number of meteors in 12-year periods, but to the best of our knowledge, astronomers aren’t expecting increased numbers of Eta Aquarid meteors in 2016.

Every year, as Earth passes through the orbital path of Comet Halley, bit and pieces shed by this comet burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere as Eta Aquarid meteors.

Bottom line: The 2016 Eta Aquarid meteor shower should be at or near its best on May 6 from 3 a.m. until dawn. This shower favors the Southern Hemisphere, and the tropical and subtropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. Best of all, the new moon on May 6 guarantees a dark sky watching the 2016 Eta Aquarid meteor shower.

Author

Bruce McClure

Article published on EarthSky

Your Daily Influences for May 5th

Your Daily Influences
May 5th, 2016

 

 

Page of Pentacles
Introversion. A healthy admiration for new ideas and scholarly pursuits. Reflective. Good management and organizational skills. A bearer of good tidings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Othala
Othala represents a solid, immovable home, prosperity and safety. Good fortune based on your heritage and character is yours to enjoy.

 

 

 

The Swastika
Over the next weeks and months this aspect should be one that requires little effort on your part to keep things moving forward. This is one of the few charms that has the same meaning upright or inverted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.

 

Your Daily Charm for May 5th is The Crescent and Hand

Your Daily Charm for Today

The Crescent and Hand

 

Guests and visitors will come calling. Their visit brings happiness and joy. This aspect will reflect these emotions for weeks after the visit.

Crescents were worn by the ancients to safeguard them against witchcraft and danger. From the very early Eastern symbol, horseshoes came to be regarded by the Greeks and Romans as charms against sickness and the plague. In the middle ages horseshoes were used as amulets for witchcraft and even today are looked upon as lucky. When the representation of the hand of strength was worn with the crescent it signified hospitality and generosity. Hands of Might are painted on houses in Italy, Syria, Turkey and in the East to protect the buildings from misfortune and the inmates from death. The blue beads were worn to avert the evil eyes.

Casting the Tiles, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for May 5th

Your Past, Present, Future Reading

The three Mahjong tiles in this reading represent your past, present and future situations.

That Which is Behind You

North Wind
Symbol: Water

The North Wind tile indicates there will be difficult moments ahead. These can be canceled out if the South Wind Tile is in your reading as well.

Your Current Place

Bamboo
Symbol: Scholarship

The Bamboo tile indicates an adaptable, useful spirit. The Bamboo tile is also associated with scholarly pursuits.

That Which is Before You

Bamboo 2
Symbol: Duck

The Duck tile symbolizes a long lasting relationship with the strength to overcome all obstacles. It suggests fidelity and trustworthiness as well. Regardless of the type of partnership in question, the 2 Bamboo tile indicates a strong, healthy relationship.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for May 5th is Creation

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

Creation



The Creation card suggest that your creative powers are at or near their peak and that the raw material from which you can craft new and lasting creations is all around you. The question is can you free your mind from your everyday routines to take advantage of this powerful moment in your life? As Eric Fromm said, “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” The full force of Creation can only be realized by those who are prepared to sacrifice the comfort concomitant with sticking to the tried and true.

As a daily card, Creation indicates your are currently bursting with creativity. Where others see chaos and waste, you see the stuff from which great things arise. If you have the courage to look beyond the comfort of your day to day life, you have the command to soar creatively at this time.

Your Daily Witches Rune for May 5th is The Wave

Daily Witches Rune

The Wave

Meaning: This rune symbolizes your friends and family and their influence upon you. Its meaning is usually derived from the other stones closest to it. This rune is also associated with travel. A journey abroad is indicated especially if the Sun rune is nearby, but a journey for someone close to you if the Moon stone is closest. If it is near to the Rings it foretells a holiday or long distance relationship.