Good Wednesday Morning to all our Brothers & Sisters of the Craft!

 

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, September 6th

 

Great Goddess, Great God
We greet you at the start of a new day
And thank you for the potential that this day holds

Please send us the best day possible
Help us to feel our best
So we might do our best for ourself and for others

Smile upon us as we walk our path
And guide us so we might walk with wisdom and grace
And shine your light upon the world.

As the sun rises
Fill us with energy and joy
Bless us with your presence
And watch over us ad those that we love.

So Mote It Be.

 

—Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook: Wonderfully Witchy Blessings, Charms & Spells
Deborah Blake

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Wednesday, September 6th

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 100.19° E
Sun Altitude: 23.31°
Sun Distance: 93.685 million mi
Next Equinox: Sep 22, 2017 3:01 pm (Autumnal)
Sunrise Today: 6:29 am↑ 81° East
Sunset Today: 7:15 pm↑ 278° West
Length of Daylight: 12 hours, 45 minutes

 

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 277.49° W
Moon Altitude: -21.93°
Moon Distance: 238194 mi
Next New Moon: Sep 20, 201712:29 am
Next Full Moon: Oct 5, 20171:40 pm
Next Moonrise: Today7:45 pm
Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (Near Full Moon)
Illumination: 99.8%

 

Lunar Calendar
Moon Phase Tonight: Waning Gibbous
Third Quarter: Sep 13, 2017 at 1:24 am
(Next Phase)
Full Moon: Sep 6, 2017 at 2:02 am
(Previous Phase)

 

Source

timeanddate.com

Your Astrology for Wednesday, September 6th

The Moon is in Pisces.
The Moon is void from 4:27 PM forward (until tomorrow when the Moon enters Aries at 8:01 AM).
The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase until 3:02 AM, after which the Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
The Full Moon occurs today at 3:02 AM in the sign of Pisces.
Mercury is no longer retrograde and is in its post-retrograde shadow until September 19th.
Mars spends its first full day in Virgo (Mars transits Virgo from September 5-October 22).

Moon in Pisces

 

The Moon is traveling through Pisces today. You may feel disconnected. Serve others. Listen to music. Paint a picture. Daydream.

 

We are not inclined to want to face reality while the Moon is in dreamy, impressionable Pisces. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence. Boundaries and walls come down, as Pisces energy merges and blends. It’s a time when details are overlooked and feelings defy description.

 

The Moon in Pisces generally favors the following activities: Imaginative undertakings, mystical or spiritual pursuits, inner development, music and drama, going on a retreat, activities involving water.

The Sky This Week for September 6 to 10

An asteroid passing by Earth, Neptune at peak visibility, and other amazing things to look for in the sky this week.

Wednesday, September 6

If you look overhead as darkness falls anytime this week, your eyes will fall on the brilliant star Vega in the constellation Lyra the Harp. At magnitude 0.0, Vega is the brightest member of the prominent Summer Triangle asterism. The Triangle’s second-brightest star, magnitude 0.8 Altair in Aquila the Eagle, lies some 35° southeast of Vega. The asterism’s dimmest member, magnitude 1.3 Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, stands about 25° east-northeast of Vega. Deneb trails Vega across the sky by about two hours, and passes through the zenith at approximately 10:30 p.m. local daylight time.

Thursday, September 7

After a three-month hiatus, Mars returns to view in early September. The Red Planet rises more than an hour before the Sun and climbs 7° high in the east 30 minutes before sunup. It shines at magnitude 1.8, so you’ll likely need binoculars to pick it out of the twilight glow. This reappearance marks the beginning of a long and glorious apparition for Earth’s neighbor that will culminate at opposition next July.

Friday, September 8

Although Saturn reached opposition nearly three months ago, it remains a tempting target in the evening sky. The ringed world stands some 25° high in the south-southwest as twilight fades to darkness and doesn’t dip below the horizon until midnight local daylight time. Saturn shines at magnitude 0.4 against the backdrop of southern Ophiuchus, a constellation whose brightest star glows six times fainter than the planet. When viewed through a telescope, Saturn’s globe measures 17″ across while its spectacular ring system spans 38″ and tilts 27° to our line of sight.

Saturday, September 9

The constellations Ursa Major the Great Bear and Cassiopeia the Queen lie on opposite sides of the North Celestial Pole, so they appear to pivot around the North Star (Polaris) throughout the course of the night and the year. In late August and early September, these two constellations appear equally high as darkness falls. You can find Ursa Major and its prominent asterism, the Big Dipper, about 30° above the northwestern horizon. Cassiopeia’s familiar W-shape, which currently lies on its side, appears the same height above the northeastern horizon. As the night progresses, Cassiopeia climbs above Polaris while the Big Dipper swings below.

Sunday, September 10

A week ago, Mercury was a binocular object low in the east during morning twilight. It now appears much more conspicuous — shining at magnitude –0.1 and climbing 10° high 30 minutes before sunrise. This morning, the innermost planet passes 0.6° due south of the 1st-magnitude star Regulus, while ruddy Mars stands 3° to the pair’s lower left. All three objects show up nicely in a single binocular field.

 

Source

Astronomy Magazine

Today is Wednesday, September 6th

Wednesday is the day of the Teutonic deity known as Wodin or Odin, an aspect of the Allfather, god of knowledge, wisdom, enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes, the planet Mercury.

Deity: Woden

Zodiac Sign: Gemini & Virgo

Planet: Mercury

Tree: Ash

Herb: Cinquefoil

Stone: Emerald & Sardonyx

Animal: Raven & Cat

Element: Air

Color: Red & Blue

Number: 6

Rune: Odal(O)

 

Celtic Tree Month of Muin (Vine) September 2 – September 29

Runic Half-Month of Rad (August 29 – September 12)

Goddess of the Month of Mala (September 6 – October 2)

 

Reference

 

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

On September 6th, We Celebrate the Goddess Gaia

Goddess of the Earth

Gaia the Creator

Gaia is the Earth.

Chaos was the first Immortal to come into existence and he was soon followed by Gaia, Tartaros and Eros. Tartaros is the Pit and Eros is the god of love. Gaia became the foundation of all the Immortal and mortal generations to follow. Gaia, Tartaros and Eros were not necessarily the children of Chaos but rather came into existence as a result of the presence of Chaos. Of the primal Immortals, Gaia was by far the most prolific and nurturing.

 

Gaia’s first creation was the Heavens … she named him Ouranos. Gaia gave birth to Ouranos to cover herself on all sides and to be her equal in all ways. Ouranos proved to be a difficult son … he was devious and sometimes dangerous. Ouranos had absolute dominion over the Heavens but he became too concerned with the affairs of Gaia and much to her disapproval, tried to dominate her as well.

 

Gaia then brought forth Ourea [the Mountains], Pontos [the fruitless deep sea] and the Cyclopes [the Orb-Eyed]. Ouranos, Ourea, Pontos and the Cyclopes were all born to Gaia without consort … in other words, she brought them into existence without the aid of a father. As her first consort, Gaia chose Ouranos. She became pregnant with three gigantic boys who would be named Briareos, Kottos and Gyes. Ouranos feared the boys … he kept pushing them back inside Gaia’s womb and refused to allow them to be born. Ouranos was worried that the three monstrous boys would be more powerful than himself and usurp his power.

The Banishment of Ouranos

With Ouranos as the father, Gaia became pregnant again but this time Ouranos allowed the children to emerge from Gaia’s womb … thus the Titans were born. Ouranos named these children Titans because they quickly demonstrated their complete lack of restraint … the name Titans literally means Stretchers or Strainers … they stretched and strained the limits of propriety and indulged themselves to the point of self destruction. The Titans not only brought about their own demise, they were also responsible for the demotion of Ouranos.

 

The problem with the unborn brothers Briareos, Kottos and Gyes was becoming a serious problem for Gaia. Each time the boys would attempt to emerge from Gaia’s womb, Ouranos would force them back inside. Gaia suffered greatly and finally in desperation, devised a treacherous plan to punish Ouranos. She created the element flint and formed a sickle … she then gathered her male children and explained to them that Ouranos could not continue with his brutal behavior. All but one of her sons refused to help because they feared Ouranos … only devious, devising Kronos was willing to stand against his father. Kronos reasoned that Ouranos was the first to act shamefully and anyone who stood against him would be absolved of any blame.

 

Gaia rejoiced when Kronos promised to help her … she gave Kronos the flint sickle with its jagged edge and hid him in a secret place so that he could surprise Ouranos. As night fell, Ouranos came to Gaia … Kronos took the sickle in his left hand and struck at his father … Ouranos was caught unawares and could not protect himself from the cruel flint … his male members were cut off and the drops of blood were absorbed by Gaia. As the seasons passed, Ouranos’s blood gave life to Erinys [the Punisher], the Giants and the Meliae [Nymphs of the Ash Tree]. The remaining flesh fell into the sea and from the foam and water a maiden was created … this maiden became the goddess of love, Aphrodite.

Briareos, Kottos and Gyes

With Ouranos out of the way, Briareos, Kottos and Gyes were finally allowed to be born … all three were truly gigantic … each of the brothers had fifty heads and fifty arms sprouting from his massive shoulders. Although Kronos had helped his mother greatly, he soon became overbearing and devious just like his father, Ouranos. When Kronos saw Briareos, Kottos and Gyes he became afraid of their strength and beauty … before they could become too powerful, he imprisoned the three brothers under the earth and would not let them see the light of day.

The Birth of the Olympians

Kronos was the most self-indulgent of all the Titans. His outrageous behavior towards Briareos, Kottos and Gyes was nothing compared to his contemptible treatment of his own children. When Kronos married his Titan sister Rheia, Gaia told him that he would be stripped of his authority by one of his children. In a vain attempt to avoid his destiny, Kronos swallowed each of his children as they were born. When Rheia gave birth to her sixth child, she substituted a stone in place of the infant. Kronos swallowed the stone without knowing that he had been tricked.

 

Gaia assisted Rheia in hiding the child from Kronos. The child was named Zeus and just as Gaia had predicted, he was destined to overthrow the power and authority of Kronos. When Zeus grew to manhood, he returned to confront his father. Zeus kicked Kronos in the stomach with such violence that the swallowed children were disgorged.

 

The children Kronos had swallowed were quite different from the Titans. When the five children Kronos had swallowed were disgorged, they were fully grown gods and goddesses … Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Histia.

 

Zeus summoned all benevolent Immortals of the earth and asked if they would become his allies in the inevitable war against the Titans. Zeus promised that any Immortal who fought for him would be allowed to keep their domains and their powers after the Titans were vanquished. At Gaia’s advising, Zeus freed Briareos, Kottos and Gyes so that they could fight for him … they proved to be formidable allies.

 

The fierce ten-year war with Kronos and the other Titans was called the War of the Titans. After winning the war, the children of Kronos and Rheia made Mount Olympos their home and they became known as the Olympian gods. At the prompting of Gaia, the Olympians asked Zeus to reign over them all. Kronos was banished from the face of the earth.

Gaia and Typhoeus

After the War of the Titans, Gaia became the consort of Tartaros … he was of the same generation as Gaia and manifested himself as the Pit. Like Gaia, Tartaros was one of the four original Immortals after Chaos. Gaia and Tartaros had a son named Typhoeus … Typhoeus was truly a formidable dragon-god with one hundred heads like snakes … each head had flickering tongues and breath of fire … the voices of the different heads each created a different sound: one head spoke in a voice that the Olympian gods could understand, another made the hissing sound of a snake, another was like the roar of a lion, another was like a furious bull and another made whelping noises.

 

Zeus saw the threat that Typhoeus posed to all the Immortals and quickly moved to subdue the beast … the battle began … with the thunderbolts of Zeus and the fire belching from Typhoeus, the earth trembled and sea boiled. Zeus finally burned the hundred heads from Typhoeus’s necks and cast him under the earth to the darkness of Tartaros. Molten rock and vile winds spewed from the earth where Typhoeus was buried and the damp and boisterous winds were born. Some authors [Pindar and Tzetzes] say that Typhoeus was buried under Mount Etna on the island of Sicily but the poet Homer said the location was in Kilikia in what would now be the southern portion of modern Turkey.

Gaia and Orion

Orion was the most renowned hunter of all time. He was the son of Poseidon [lord of the sea] and Euryale, the daughter of King Minos of the island of Crete. Poseidon gave Orion the power to walk on water as if it were land and this, no doubt, added to his hunting abilities as well as his arrogance.

 

When Orion went to the island of Chios he became drunk and offended a young woman named Merope, the daughter of Oenopion. Outraged at such crass behavior, Oenopion blinded Orion and the disabled hunter was forced to flee Chios and take refuge on the island of Lemnos. While on Lemnos, the god Hephaistos saw the plight Orion and gave him a servant named Kedalion to act as his guide. During his travels, Orion was noticed by Helios [Sun] … the god pitied Orion and healed him of his blindness. Orion learned nothing from his punishment and immediately resumed his prideful and self-indulgent way of life. When Orion ventured to the island of Crete he hunted with the goddesses Artemis and Leto. His zeal for hunting made him boast that he would kill every wild animal on the earth. Hearing this haughty and distressing talk, Gaia sent a giant scorpion to kill Orion. After his death, Artemis and Leto persuaded Zeus to place Orion in the heavens as a constellation.

The Silver Generation of Mortals

The second race of mortals on the surface of the earth was called the Silver generation and their time was called the Age of Silver.

 

After the earth had covered the Golden race of mortals, the Olympians made a second generation, which was Silver and less noble than the Gold. The Silver race was completely unlike the Golden race in body and spirit. The Silver generation remained as children for one hundred years … they were simpletons who spent their lives playing childish games. When they were finally grown, they lived very short and sorrowful lives. They would wrong others and not serve the Immortals or offer sacrifices on the holy altars. When they refused to give honor to the Olympians, Zeus became angry and ended their existence.

 

The souls of the Silver generation are called blessed spirits of the Underworld and even though they are of a second order compared to the Golden generation, they are worthy of respect and honor.

 

The Olympians are credited with the creation of the Silver generation mortals but the poet Hesiod reasoned that since silver was the symbol of Gaia, she must therefore be responsible for that particular race of humans. Hesiod’s theory is not confirmed by other texts and might be thought of as a theological deduction and not necessarily a fact.

The Children of Gaia

As the foundation of all life on earth, Gaia had many children. The following list is abbreviated and essentially chronological:
Gaia without consort:

Ouranos – Heavens

Ourea – the Mountains

Pontos – the fruitless deep sea

Cyclopes – the Orb-Eyed

 

Gaia with Ouranos:

Kottos, Briareos and Gyes – the hundred-handed brothers.

Gaia absorbed the blood of Ouranos and produced:

Erinys – the Punisher

The Giants

The Meliae – Nymphs of the Ash Trees

Gaia with Pontos [Sea]:

Nereus – the Ancient of the Sea.

Thaumas – the father of the messenger goddess Iris.

Phorkys – the Old Man of the Sea.

Keto – the mother of the Graiae [the Gray Sisters], the Gorgons, the six-headed Skylla and the serpent, Ladon.

Eurybia – the mother of Pallas.

Gaia and Ouranos produced the Titans:

Okeanos – [Ocean]; the father of the three thousand Okeanids and the Rivers.

Koios – the father of Leto and Asteria.

Krios – the father of Pallas.

Hyperion – the father of Helios [Sun], Selene [Moon] and Eos [Dawn].

Iapetos – the father of Prometheus, Atlas, Epimetheus and Menoitios.

Theia – the mother of Helios [Sun], Selene [Moon] and Eos [Dawn].

Rheia – the mother of the Olympians.

Themis – the goddess of law and order.

Mnemosyne – [Memory]; the mother of the Muses.

Phoibe – the mother of Leto and Asteria.

Tethys – the wife of Okeanos [Ocean] and the mother of the three thousand Okeanids and the Rivers.

Kronos – father of the Olympians.

 

Gaia with Tartaros:

Typhoeus – Gaia’s youngest child

 

Gaia with Hephaistos

Erichthonios was the half-man/half-snake son Gaia and the god Hephaistos. Gaia gave the infant Erichthonios to the goddess Athene for protection … she in turn put the child in a chest, which she gave it to the three daughters of King Kekrops of Athens to guard with the admonition that they never open the chest. Even after being warned by the goddess, the young women could not resist opening the chest. When they beheld the snake-like appearance of Erichthonios, they went mad and threw themselves from the rocky plateau of the Acropolis of Athens.

Source:

mythagora.com

Wednesday’s Magick

 

Magickal Intentions: Communication, divination, luck, safety, health, wisdom, commerce, business

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Color: Purple

Crystals: Aventurine, Agate

The Magickal Day of Wednesday

 

Wednesday is named for Woden himself, although the Romans called it dies Mercurii. This is a day associated with the color purple, the planet Mercury, and the metal quicksilver – which is also called mercury. See a pattern here?

When it comes to deities… yes, Mercury! However, there are a few other gods associated with Wednesday, including Odin and Hermes, Athena, and Lugh. Gemstones like adventurine and agate come in handy as well, as do plants such as aspen trees, lilies, lavender and even ferns.

Business and job-related issues, communication, loss and debt, traveling, and journeys are all tied in to Wednesday. This is a good day to do a working to open up lines of communication – especially if your own actions are preventing you from being an effective speaker or listener. Go someplace new or return to an old favorite stomping ground, step up your game, and settle up your accounts.

 

Author

Patti Wigington
Published on ThoughtCo

The Witches Guide to Wednesday

 

Be bold and daring today! Expand your knowledge of the Craft by working with the planetary energies of Mercury on this multifaceted day of the week. Consider the Greco-Roman gods Mercury and Hermes and all of the many lessons they have for you. Embrace change and movement, and work on your communication techniques. Conjure up a little good luck for yourself with that Mercury dime spell. Call on Athena to inspire you to try magickal arts and crafts and to be more creative in your own spellwork and witchery.

 

Meditate on Odin and see what you can discover about him. I wonder what sort of fabulous and fascinating magickal wisdom you will uncover? Odin is a shaman, after all; he may appear in many guises and faces. I guarantee that he will make you laugh at yourself before he is through with you, but you will learn. It’s up to you what you do with that knowledge. Will you let it shapeshift into wisdom?

 

Wednesday is the wild and wily day of the week, so try to go with the flow; don’t fight the quirky energies of the day. Most importantly, follow your heart, and always keep a good sense of humor, because of Wednesdays you will really need it.

 

Source

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

Wednesday’s Witchery

 

Be bold and daring today! Expand your knowledge of the Craft by working with the planetary energies of Mercury on this multifaceted day of the week. Consider the Greco-Roman gods Mercury and Hermes and all of the many lessons they have for you. Embrace change and movement, and work on your communication techniques. Conjure up a little good luck for yourself with that Mercury dime spell. Call on Athena to inspire you to try magickal arts and crafts and to be more creative in your own spellwork and witchery.

 

Meditate on Odin and see what you can discover about him. I wonder what sort of fabulous and fascinating magickal wisdom you will uncover? Odin is a shaman, after all; he may appear in many guises and faces. I guarantee that he will make you laugh at yourself before he is through with you, but you will learn. It’s up to you what you do with that knowledge. Will you let it shapeshift into wisdom?

 

Wednesday is the wild and wily day of the week, so try to go with the flow; don’t fight the quirky energies of the day. Most importantly, follow your heart, and always keep a good sense of humor, because of Wednesdays you will really need it.

Source

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

The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, September 6th

Unification Day (Bulgaria)

Waxing Moon

Full Moon 3:03 am

Moon Sign: Pisces

Incense: Honeysuckle

Color: White

What’s Happening at the Full Moon?

 

The Full Moon is a peak, and many feel the buzz. It’s a crescendo and sometimes brings on a reckoning…a moment of truth. It’s associated with illumination since it lights up the dream time landscape.

 

At the Full Moon, the luminaries — Sun and Moon — are always in opposite Zodiac signs. The polarity brings heightened tension, as balance is sought between the two extremes.

Waxing Moon

The Moon has been waxing (increasing), and if you set new Moon intentions, you’re ready to act!

 

In the hum of the jolty energies, there can be epiphanies about things that were vague desires at the New Moon.

 

Make it real, with tangible actions, perhaps a ritual that signifies you’re ready to integrate your intent. I like to stay open to surprise, too, and divine inspiration.

Time to Act?

Every month, you have a chance to experience a fresh start. The Moon’s waxing and waning is like the shortest hand on the cosmic clock. The intentions we set with the Moon can get specific, and match the traits of the sign that month.

 

This is a way to stay attuned to cosmic currents and go with the flow. It’s a constant in a chaotic time, that the Moon waxes and wanes. Each lunation is a chance to set new goals, and feel closer to a bigger mystery.

Full Moon Intentions

This word is used a lot and is interchangeable with the word goals. Perhaps, though, it suggests an active engagement in what you’re co-creating with the universe.

 

Your intent is what you intend to create in your life. Some like to create Vision Boards at the New Moon. But the amped up energies and clear sight make the Full Moon ideal for dreaming-while-awake.

Preparing for the Full Moon

Each full Moon has a different intuitive feel, and any ritual you do could draw on the essence of the sign.

 

As it approaches, you might gather photos, found objects, meaningful totems and place them with your intentions in a prominent place.

 

You might light a candle in a simple Full Moon Ritual.

Time to Celebrate

The Full Moon often casts an exuberant vibe, making it a great time to have a party. This also opens the door for meaningful people to step into your life. But keep in mind that it can be intense, too.

 

There’s a reason why more patrolmen are sent out on full Moons! Take time to honor yourself in some way for any steps you took since the new Moon.

The Climax and the Big Reveal

Sometimes Full Moons feel like the end of an Act in your ongoing life story.

 

It’s like in a movie where all the plot points are pulled together, and for a brief moment, you can see the interwoven whole. If you set intentions, the full Moon is a time when you begin to make out the path and can take an exhilarating step forward. It is both a culmination and a time to act on something you’ve imagined. In the act of doing, you have brought an idea into reality and made magic.

 

Author

Molly Hall
Published on ThoughtCo

Full Moon Release Ritual

Items you’ll need: Floating candles, a large bowl, water, matches, a pen.

 

1. Create sacred space with candles, sage smudging, and setting up altars with powerful totems. For some rituals, I’ll use an owl’s wing that a friend gave me, to represent wisdom.

2. If possible, stand or sit under the Moon. Allow yourself to feel a direct relationship to it, as a mover of the living waters of the Earth and within our own bodies.

3. Do a grounding exercise, to bring you out of the chatter of small talk and into ritual space. Feel the earth under your feet and shake out the tension in the body.

4. Place the large water-filled bowl in front of you, or in the middle of your gathering on a table.

5. Each person writes what they’re releasing on the floating candle. It’s not important that it shows up, just that the intention is there.

6. As you place the candle into the bowl, declare what you’re releasing.

7. Light the candle.

8. Allow yourself to feel the transfer of what you’re releasing to the candle. As a group focus on letting go into the water, holding hands if that feels right.

9. Celebrate this release by sharing a feast under the full Moon!

 

Allow the candle to keep burning in the bowl as a symbol of the letting go process. The flame is a purifier, and symbolizes the sparks of inspiration as well. If you blow out your floating candle, and your bowl is in your home, relighting it will remind you of your commitment. Place inspiring pictures and totems around it that remind you of who you’re becoming. Above all, give yourself kudos for honoring your own growth.

 

Author

Molly Hall
Published on ThoughtCo

WEDNESDAY CORRESPONDENCES

Mercury/Neptune/Air/North/West/Southwest/Female/Male/Gemini/Virgo

 

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel, Money Matters

Color: black, light blue, brown, gray, green, magenta, orange, peach, purple, red, silver, turquoise, violet, white, yellow; orange is the primary color

Number: 3, 5

Metal: mercury

Charm: distaff, rod, runes, staff, iridescent garments

Stone: moss agate, amethyst, bloodstone, emerald, hematite, lapis lazuli, lodestone, pearl, ruby, sapphire, sodalite, all blue stones

Animal: bear, dog, fox, magpie, swan, weasel

Plant: almond, bayberry, chamomile, cherry, cinnamon, cinquefoil, clove, coltsfoot, ginger, hazel, hazelnut, jasmine, lavender, millet, oak, peppermint, periwinkle, rosemary, sage, St. John’s wort, sweet pea, tamarind, lemon verbena, violet

Incense: cassia, cedar, cinnamon, clove, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, mastic, mint, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, storax, dried and powdered citrus peel, and all incense made from aromatic bark, wood, and seeds

Goddess: Carmenta, Hecate (Queen of Crossroads), Hel, Ishtar, Ma’at, the Morrigan, Nike

God: Anubis, Bragi, Elath-Iahu. Enki, Garuda, Hermes, Maximon (Black Magician), Mercury, Nebo (Wise God of Wednesday), Odin, Shango, Ullr, Vishnu, Wayland, Woden

Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Michael, Miel, Raphael, Seraphiel, Tiriel

Source

Moonlight Musings

Wednesday Is Ruled By Mercury

 

Wednesdays are wild and wacky days. They are for communication, change, cunning, and the arts. This is a Mercury day, and just its patron god this day is full of contradictions, change, and excitement. Some suggestions for Wednesday enchantments would include:

Pulling a little Wednesday color magic into your life by wearing purples or orange

Carrying a multipurpose agate with you and tapping into its various charms

Working with magical plants such as the fern for protection. This plant will also boost the power of any other magical plants with which it is arranged.

Incorporating lavender into charms and spells for transformation

Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication

Calling on Athena, patron of arts and crafts, for inspiration for a new project

Fanning out a Tarot spell to increase you creativity

Calling on Hermes on a Wednesday night to bring movement and good luck into your life

 

Mercury’s Energy

 

*Notes: perform on a Wednesday and/or during the waxing Moon with the Full Moon being strongest. An orange or violet candle is associated with any magick cast on this day.

Day: Wednesday

Color: Orange, violet, multicolored, pale yellow

Metal: Quicksilver, alloys.

Stones: Carnelian, fire opal, agate

Plants: Anise, caraway , cassia, club mosss, dittany of Crete, lavender, licorice, parsley, sandalwood, storax

Rules: Gemini, Virgo

Oils: Lavender, lemon, lily of valley, nutmeg, sandalwood, styrax, vervain

Rituals Involving: Intellect, memory, science, creativity, business, magickal conjuration, divination, prediction, eloquence, gift of tongues, speed, speech, writing, poetry, inspiration, improvement of mind power, healing of nervous disorders.

Physical Chant for Mercury:

Magick, the Arts, success on my trade,
Business wisdom and divination,
These gifts I would gain for my physical growth
And to help in my conjurations.

 

Source

Dancing with Dragons, Invoking Their Ageless Wisdom and Power
D. J. Conway, Author

Home & Hearth Magick for Wednesday, September 6th

On Wednesday cast for communication matters and to improve good luck

Planetary Influence: Mercury

Household Symbols: Phones, television, computers, letters, silver coins

Colors: Orange or purple

Kitchen Spices: Dill and celery seed

Source

Cottage Witchery, Natural Magick for Hearth & Home
Ellen Dugan

The Current Moon Phase for Wednesday, September 6th

Full Moon
Illumination: 100%

The Moon today is in a Full Moon phase. During a Full Moon the moon is 100% illuminated as seen from Earth and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Moon will be visible throughout the night sky rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning. The point at which a Full Moon occurs can be measured down to a fraction of a second. The time it takes between full moons is known as a Synodic month and is 29.530587981 days long.

Phase Details for – Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Phase: Full Moon
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 14.98 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 385,412.64 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,759,846.58 km
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Moon Diary

 

Net of Wonder: Full Moon in Pisces, 6th September 2017 by Jane Lyle

What promises to be the most slippery, sensitive full Moon of the year rises at 13 degrees of Pisces on 6th September.

This Moon, in the watery sign of the Two Fishes, dives deep into the oceans. Like a mermaid, it pulls us beneath the waves into the mysterious realms of Neptune, King of the Seas and planet of dreams.

How might this manifest here on Earth? It’ll be interesting to see what it brings up, for this full Moon represents the opening chords of a long-lasting Neptune symphony that’s coming in December, and surging onwards into 2018. Themes might include the power of music, art, and creativity; psychic awareness; sensitivity or addiction to drugs, foods, alcohol and medicine; and issues around healing or caring for others – the Moon and Neptune can have a very compassionate side.

The full Moons of November, December, and January are all partnered with Neptune, meaning that what swims to the surface now is just the beginning.

If, for instance, a scandal arises this September, then it will resonate for months as each full Moon highlights more nuances, bringing more echoes to our attention. And if you have a visionary experience or revelation, then that, too, will continue to puzzle and intrigue you as the autumn weeks pass and we approach the seductive sorcery of the first Jupiter-Neptune trine in early December.

Meanwhile, we must all watch out for delirious delusions, particularly in romantic relationships, or when discovering a new guru, diet, or path to what seems like bliss. The dark side of the Moon and Neptune can be very confusing – and it’s easy to sacrifice the rational side of ourselves in favour of what turns out to be an illusion.

The Moon and Neptune dissolve boundaries. This is helpful when it comes to creative inspiration or spiritual seeking, but challenging when it comes to saying no. Emotions are at a peak this full Moon, so will need balancing with some of those things valued by Pisces’ opposite sign, Virgo –  healthy, hearty foods, practical activities, and down-to-earth common sense.

If you have personal planets or points at around 11 – 14 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius you’ll be extra sensitive to this full Moon and the ones to come. If you have planets or points at those degrees of Capricorn or Taurus you’re in a good position to channel this inspiration creatively, sexually, or intuitively.

‘The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever’.

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The Astrology Room

Cosmic Weather Horoscope

For Friday 1st September thru Monday 25th September

 

It’s All About Virgo

‘By putting our house in order, we can live in our natural state. We choose those things that bring us joy and cherish what is truly precious in our lives. Nothing can bring greater happiness than to be able to do something as simple and natural as this.’

– ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’ by Marie Kondo

Yet, on the other hand, what about this? :

“I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.”

– Bob Dylan

When Mercury re-enters its home sign, Virgo, on 10th September there will be three planets in the earthy sign of Virgo, the Harvest goddess of the Northern hemisphere. Sun, Mercury and Mars encourage us to pay attention to the house of Virgo in our natal charts. At the same time, the opposite house of fishy Pisces needs attention, most of all to our intuition, any vivid dream images, and sticking with a conscious determination to be kind to each other and to the Earth itself.

Asteroid goddess Vesta boosts detailed, meticulous Virgo vibes too, travelling through Virgo until 17th September. Vesta is named for the virginal Roman goddess of the hearth, powerful sacred centre of every ancient (and some modern) home. So in astrology, Vesta shows us a place of focus and devotion. Vesta guards that flame somewhere in each of us – it’s subtle, but we have a kind of special duty to tend to it and keep those symbolic home fires burning inside ourselves.

Positive Virgo energy fosters action, communication, and thoughts about well-being, service to others, and the nature of order and creative chaos in everyday life. Some slippery chaos is inevitable, as Neptune in Pisces washes away Virgo’s boundaries and our best-laid plans melt round the edges. Interesting possibilities are revealed when the tide goes out. We’ll need to be very philosophical and flexible.

It’s also worth asking what ideas may have been milling about in our thoughts since late July, when Mercury first entered Virgo. And, inevitably, some kind of ‘putting our house in order’ project is in tune with all these subtle, yet earthy influences. It’s one practical way of preparing for the annual Equinox turning-point on 22nd September.

‘The oldest and deepest element in any religion is the cult of the earth spirit in her many aspects.’

–    John Michell, ‘The Earth Spirit, It’s Ways, Shrines and Mysteries’

 

Planets entering Virgo in September:

5th September: Mars – in Virgo until 22nd October

10th September: Mercury – in Virgo until 30th September

20th September: Venus – in Virgo until 14th October

20th September: New Moon in Virgo

The Sun and asteroid Vesta are in Virgo too – Sun enters Libra on 22nd September, Vesta enters Libra on 18th September.

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The Astrology Room

Full Moon in Pisces Horoscopes

Think globally, act locally


 

Every Full Moon symbolizes a culmination in the cycle of tension between cosmic opposites — things like good/evil, male/female, and yin/yang. The Full Moon in watery Pisces on September 6, 2017, fills our hearts with compassion by melting away the illusions of separateness. We are all flood victims, even if we don’t live in Houston or Mumbai. But, once we step beyond our local points of view, we are also subject to fantasy and deception. It’s more challenging to know what’s real when we venture into imaginative dreams.

Ultimately, the Pisces Full Moon pits the Virgo Sun’s egoic drive for efficiency against the soul’s need for spiritual connection. It’s true that dreamy Pisces can be prophetic and intuitive, yet it can also be fearful and confusing. Nevertheless, we must also remain practical as the earthy Virgo Sun narrows our perspectives and bring us each back to the pressing matters in our individual lives.

Conflicting cosmic messages are strong during this Full Moon, as the detail-oriented Virgo Sun focuses our thoughts while the Pisces Moon joins nebulous Neptune to soften our resolve. Establishing healthy boundaries is hard work, yet our fuzzy thinking inspires us to imagine alternatives that previously seemed impossible. Luckily, action-hero Mars and clever Mercury are harmoniously trine to electric Uranus at the time of the Full Moon, shocking us into awareness. Intelligence is poised to overcome ignorance. Change is not only possible, it’s inevitable — and it’s going to happen fast!

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

Utopian dreams lure you into a world of fantasy but once you swing into motion your competence surprises everyone, most of all yourself. Your imagination is running wild as the Pisces Full Moon floods your 12th House of Escapism. You can keep your visions to yourself or you can share them freely. Just remember, anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Frank Lloyd Wright said, “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

Maintaining the depth of a primary intimate relationship is rather tricky when you’re trying to balance your one-on-one connections with your place in your community. Although the Pisces Full Moon lights up your 11th House of Networking, social media is not a substitute for face-to-face contact. Consider what you would say in person if you could raise any topic at all. The only thing holding you back is you. Goethe wrote, “For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.”

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

Let your intuition, not your reason, be your guide. But trusting your instincts doesn’t mean you can skip out on your worldly obligations as the Pisces Full Moon shines in your 10th House of Public Responsibility. You know what you must do to fulfill your promises. Within that framework, allow your fantasies to reveal a new path that can carry you into a brighter future. Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

You’re being asked to reach further than ever in your quest for meaning. But exploring new possibilities at home or at work doesn’t negate your need for emotional security. Nevertheless, the Pisces Full Moon brings magic to your 9th House of Distant Horizons, urging you to extend your vision beyond your mundane concerns. There’s no reason to resist the temptation to fantasize about things you never thought possible. Thankfully, you’re not required to act on every dream; however, imagining your life without the restraints of reality could open doors that previously remained closed.

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

You have choices to make that will determine the tone of your life for the next couple of weeks. No longer must you demonstrate your dominance in the outer world; the Pisces Full Moon illuminates your 8th House of Transformation, shifting your focus inward in a search for deeper meaning. Nevertheless, external changes accompany your current spiritual work as deep emotional regeneration impacts all of your relationships. Deepak Chopra wrote, “When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Although you are determined to execute your agenda exactly as you imagined it, you are likely to run into complications. It might seem as if people are derailing your plans on purpose but you may be the real cause. The imaginative Pisces Full Moon reflects your 7th House of Others as they share their hopes with you. But it’s not their words that distract you from your current work; it’s your unfulfilled dreams that resonate so loudly you want to leave your responsibilities behind. Dr. Harriet Braiker wrote, “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.”

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

You wish that your unfinished chores would somehow tie up their own loose ends, so you didn’t have to worry about them anymore. In fact, you might find it difficult to concentrate on your job while the Pisces Full Moon fogs your 6th House of Logistics. You may attempt to stick to your to-do list, but can’t narrow your vision enough to shut out your dreams. However, it’s much easier to fulfill your current obligations once you realize that completing a specific task will free you up to pursue less mundane goals. Oprah Winfrey said, “You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Romantic fantasies may be the source of sweet enchantments or fearful visions. You can dream of idealistic futures while the psychic Pisces Full Moon shadows your 5th House of Love and Creativity. But your thoughts could also take you to darker and more complex places, too. The key to optimizing the power of your imagination is observing the fruits of your mental wanderings without being hooked into manifesting any one outcome. Practice detachment by pretending you’re at the movies. Enjoy the magic of your mind without becoming a slave to its desires.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Although you Archers are known to travel the world in search of adventure, you might be happily surprised to find your next destination close to home. The intuitive Pisces Full Moon conjures up dreams in your 4th House of Security, encouraging you to expand your horizons without venturing far. Although you must meet your social and professional expectations, there are no limits to where your spirit can wander. Poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, “The only journey is the one within.”

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

No matter how compelling your goals are, you might let them slide for a day or two while you explore less practical matters. The Pisces Full Moon shimmers in your 3rd House of Distractions, temporarily luring you away from your chosen path. But all is not lost; there are many ways to find satisfaction, and feeding your soul with intangible fantasies can bring a smile to your heart. Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Uncertainty about money matters adds to the complexity of a relationship, especially if the consequences of a current decision affect someone else, too. It’s not easy to reconcile the actual dynamics with your dreams as the metaphysical Pisces Full Moon lands in your 2nd House of Possessions. You might adhere to spiritual beliefs about your finances, but the fallout is quite mundane. Consider what you need versus what you want. The Roman philosopher Seneca wrote, “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

It seems like everyone is on your case, telling you to be more practical in your thinking. But you’re unwilling to acknowledge that your dreams are an escape from reality. In fact, the spiritual Pisces Full Moon stirs the waters in your 1st House of Personality, inspiring you to become a more self-actualized version of yourself. Don’t allow other people to limit your potential if they criticize you for following your heart. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”

 

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, September 6th

 

Aries

Aries

Aries

The Full Moon in Pisces occurs early today, Aries, and has the effect of bringing matters, feelings, projects, and ideas to a head or to fruition. This lunation can bring a secret, health, or private matter to light or a work project to fruition as it occurs in your solar twelfth house. If you’ve been pushing too hard recently, some rest, a break, for a hiatus may be needed now, even if it feels at odds with your work or health initiatives. In truth, it will ultimately improve your productivity. Circumstances point to a need to find a healthy balance between time for yourself and time to perform your services or tend to your daily affairs. Even so, Mars is now in your work and health sector, revving you up for action. It will be here until October 22nd, so you have time to benefit from this powerhouse planet, and going forward, you may be taking on more challenging projects that advance or improve your work or routines. The desire to step up a health and fitness or nutrition program runs high now.

Taurus

Taurus

Taurus

A Full Moon tends to illuminate unacknowledged feelings or resources, dear Taurus, and today’s Full Moon shines brightly in your social sector, pulling up buried feelings for someone or stimulating the need to come to someone’s aid. A buried relationship problem can emerge and demand attention. You’ll gain new insight into the emotional side of a matter now, and you may very well feel purged and empowered now. There can be sudden involvement with others and perhaps a friendship issue coming to a head. Love affairs, children, friends, and teams are areas of life that can involve revelations, unveilings, and important discoveries now. Yesterday, Mars moved into your solar fifth house, bringing more power to this sector of your chart until October 22nd. This brings invigoration to romance, pleasure, self-expression, and entertainment. Romance can become heated, and this can be stimulating or challenging, depending on how you handle the energy.

Gemini

Gemini

Gemini

The Full Moon this morning stimulates feelings and realizations that lead to turning points and epiphanies this week, dear Gemini. In your solar chart, this lunation brings light to matters related to career, life direction, ambition, goals, and reputation. The need to fill your responsibilities or to reach a major goal can come over you in a rush. Some of you may even discover or awaken to a dream job or path that motivates you in a new direction. If you’ve been paying too much attention to your personal life, events occurring now push for balance. Emotions can be hard to contain, but it’s a good idea to observe a little longer before making important decisions. While the need to get to a better balance still stands, Mars is now transiting your sector of home and family, and this can be an excellent period for getting a lot done in your personal life. Until October 22nd, you may be working more heartily on home projects or spending more time actively involved with family.

Cancer

Cancer

Cancer

The Full Moon occurs early today, dear Cancer, and lights up your sector of spirit, adventure, and expansion. There can be turning points brought upon by new information or sudden emotions that surface now that stimulate a strong need to get away from it all. An idea that you’ve been working on might blossom or take off now. A desire to travel, take a new course, pick up a new interest, or expand your reach or audience can take you over today and this week. Try to set limits and priorities, of course, but enjoy the realizations and rush of discovery coming over you now. Even so, Mars has just moved into your communications sector, and you have some excitement to deal with in your daily life. Do fight for a balance, but also take advantage of this Mars transit that can motivate you to get a lot done in a short time until October 22nd. Arguments over the little things could be more frequent now, however, and you should certainly watch for impatience while driving, walking, and getting around.

Leo

Leo
Leo

The Full Moon happening early today has a way of bringing projects and feelings to bloom or previously unacknowledged matters to light, dear Leo. This lunation occurs in your solar eighth house, and intimate matters or power dynamics in close relationships may come to a head, or a financial issue reaches a turning point. Managing expectations can be the key to success now, but it’s also a time to push the usual boundaries a little. Much of your attention has been to the material world recently, and the Full Moon reminds you to feed your needs for emotional sustenance. Even so, Mars is now transiting your solar second house until October 22nd, and a bolder approach to business, earnings, defending your territory, and proving your worth can emerge. You may experience a drive for more financial independence. Tap into this increased courage to earn what you need and deserve. Focus on building your resources for the most, but this transit may be just what some of you need to take an educated risk.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

The Full Moon occurring early today illuminates your relationships and gives you a rather sudden perspective on your life, dear Virgo. You have a lot to learn from others now, and while this is an important time for pouring energy into your personal plans and interests, you can benefit from the support of and attention to special people in your life now. This is a time of full exposure. Something surfaces that brings buried emotions to the surface, a relationship to a turning point, or a push to make an improvement in your life. Even so, Mars has now entered your sign and will be your guest until October 22nd. Over the course of this energetic cycle, you’ll have plenty of chances to assert yourself and seek out what you want from life. You can find yourself especially motivated, desirous, assertive, and perhaps impulsive at times in the weeks ahead.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

The Full Moon occurring this morning falls along your work and service axis, dear Libra, stirring up the need to pay more attention to the delicate balance between mental and physical health as well as work and rest. Generally speaking, this is a time for getting more rest and paying special attention to your emotional world, but this Full Moon has something to teach you about moderation. A deadline, incoming news, or the need to attend to work or an appointment can emerge now. With all Full Moons, seek out balance and compromise, and for this one, consider what’s healthy for you, both mentally and physically. Even so, Mars has just moved into your privacy sector, and until October 22nd, encourages you to take charge of your private life. This is a good time to reassess your goals, needs, and desires. It’s not the most decisive or energetic of periods in your life, with the exception of cutting out activities and situations that have outworn their usefulness.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

A Full Moon occurring early today brings illumination to your life in the areas of romance, dating, recreation, creativity, friendship, and personal goals, dear Scorpio. You may receive special attention for your creativity or your ideas now. For others, this is about recognizing feelings for a person or a situation that you’ve left unacknowledged. There can be an epiphany now, a blooming or blossoming of a project, or final word on a matter. New information or a burst of emotion can prompt a turning point. This can be an exciting time for you, but it can also be a time for wrestling with your expectations and attempting to come to a better balance in your life. If your love life and social life have conflicted, this matter can now reach a head. Mars has just moved into your social sector and is set to visit there until October 22nd. During this cycle, your social life is more active, and you could find you’re in high demand. The need to find a good balance still stands, but there is no harm in putting a little more energy into friends, networking, and community during this cycle.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

The Full Moon early today falls along your career and family axis, Sagittarius. This is also your public life versus private life axis, and finding a balance between these worlds becomes vital now. With the Sun (and now Mars) in your career and reputations sector, you are more ambitious, performance- or goal-focused, and in tune with your responsibilities to the outside world. This Full Moon serves as a potent reminder of your personal relationships, responsibilities, and ties. Try not to go to extremes now, but do acknowledge new feelings and realizations now. However, Mars is bringing formidable energy to your career and reputation sector, having entered it yesterday and set to stay until October 22nd. While the Full Moon’s prompt to find balance still stands, this is nevertheless a period for pumping yourself up professionally, taking the lead and initiative more often, and pursuing your ambitions directly and with vigor, but also with particular attention to detail. At times during this seven-week transit you could find yourself in conflict with authority figures or facing challenges with your reputation, but you’ll get better at this after Venus enters this same sector on the 19th.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

The Full Moon early today pulls up the need to pay more attention to your daily affairs, immediate environment, and communications, Capricorn. You can feel quite pressed to take care of things or news can arrive that gets you going. A project could reach a head or a deadline for some of you. Recent inattention to details or daily affairs now needs some rectifying, and you should be lobbying for a better balance between things you need to do to keep your life in order and those things that feed your spirit and take you away from the daily grind. Watch for information overload now, but pay attention to what emerges now. While the Full Moon’s push for you to find a balance stands, Mars, the planet of action began energizing your solar ninth house yesterday and is set to stay there until October 22nd. This encourages a crusade for more engaging, mind-expanding experiences, whether this takes place in your mind or in person (or both). With Mars now in harmony with your sign, asserting yourself and pursuing your desires comes more naturally and without much ado.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

The Full Moon occurring early today tends to pull up emotions and lead to significant realizations, dear Aquarius. It falls along your resources axis and tends to center around issues related to earning, sharing, possessiveness, self-worth, and how these things affect you and your close relationships. This lunation can bring a financial or ownership matter to light or to fruition, or an emotional or relationship matter might reach a head and epiphanies can come now that bring you closer to how you feel about a situation. Dependencies are in focus now, but it’s also a time for balancing the books. Wait until you’ve digested feelings emerging now before springing into action. Mars is now energizing your solar eighth house until October 22nd. This can be a cycle in which you can get to the root of challenges in a close relationship related to sharing and power politics or to the heart of your desires. If there are confrontations now, you’ll be able to get in touch with your own passions and desires through them.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

The Full Moon early today occurs in your sign, dear Pisces, and can serve to pull up epiphanies or unacknowledged emotions, as well as bring long-standing problems or projects to fruition. A personal revelation can occur now. Keep in mind that wishful thinking may color judgment at the moment, but while it may not be wise to act on your feelings immediately, it’s a powerful time for self-awareness. You might recognize your true feelings about an issue, which can set you on a new path. You’re making incredible discoveries about your life plan, body, and attitude/outlook. This can also be a time when a close relationship makes headlines in your life, and with energetic, assertive Mars now moving through your partnership house, it’s a time of animation in your relationships. Mars’ transit lasts until October 22nd and tends to pull up problems that may have been at work under the surface of things. This can be a little tense or chaotic, but ultimately refreshing, as you now get the chance to deal with them. Watch that you don’t pass the buck during this cycle – own and acknowledge your role in conflicts or strife that might emerge now.

 

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Cafe Astrology

If You Were Born Today, September 6th

 

You have a love-hate relationship with routine! While you crave the security that comes with it, you also enjoy some level of unpredictability and excitement. You love to keep active and you are energetic, sometimes restless. You have quick reflexes and strong instincts. At your worst, you are impatient, impulsive, and restless to the point of never seeming satisfied. At your best, your imagination is excellent, you have good people skills, and your insatiable curiosity makes you extremely interesting to know, as  your ideas are always unusual. Your talents are many and varied. You are exceptionally adaptable. You need a certain sense of freedom of movement in order to be happy, yet you also yearn for stability and security. You are attracted to mentally stimulating and interesting people –those you remain youthful in spirit throughout life. You are romantic and fun to be around in partnership, but you need to know that a relationship furthers your own personal growth in order to stay satisfied.

Famous people born today: Jane Addams, Roger Waters, Jane Curtin, Rosie Perez, Idris Elba, Naomie Harris.

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Cafe Astrology

Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, September 7th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

The Moon moves into your sign this morning, Aries, bringing emotions to the surface and stimulating your need to feel connected and reinforced by the world around you. You seem to take the lead naturally, and others follow along without much thought to it. However, a Mars-Pluto aspect influencing the day suggests you may be taking some things quite seriously, and this can weigh down on you at times today. Your desire to tackle the details or smaller problems is powerful but seems to run at odds with your larger ambitions, and you can fear that you’re falling behind as you sort out the little things. Try to identify your priorities and strike a compromise. Learn when to draw the line for best results so that you don’t end up losing ground.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

With the Moon moving into your privacy sector today, Taurus, you’d do well for yourself if you took some extra time to yourself or escape from overly demanding or chaotic atmospheres. You may very well need a little more anonymity today and tomorrow.  This can help you tremendously, especially if you’ve been having trouble getting in touch with your intuition. However, the day’s energies are not always conducive to total relaxation, particularly as Pluto challenges Mars in your creative sector and you can feel some pressure to stay in control or “in the know.” It’s best to aim to get in touch with what it is you actually want and desire, as well as with those things that might bring you the most joy and consider making changes that improve your motivation and focus. All the while, try to avoid controversy today – you don’t need it!

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

A Mars-Pluto challenging aspect that influences today can stimulate a strong desire to better your situation and seek out a higher level of well-being, Gemini. However, a good part of you just wants to relax and enjoy pressure-free, familiar, and safe activities, and this is a valid desire with Mars transiting your family and home sector until the third week of October. Even as you do try to relax, part of you may be reading between the lines and playing detective. Some of your concerns are hard to shake now. Tap into the energy of the Moon that moves into your social sector and asks you to find company that accepts you as you are, but honor the part of you that needs to dig a little deeper by striking a compromise.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

The Moon moves into your career and reputation sector today, dear Cancer, and your emotional focus can be on issues of responsibility, performance, and integrity today and tomorrow. However, as much as you’d like to pour yourself into something productive and exciting, relationship matters can be concerning and/or distracting. Do your best to shake these worries so that you can take care of business. As well, be a little more cautious about how you express yourself, as there is a tendency to make some controversy out of small misunderstandings, but you don’t need this kind of drama now! Confidence in yourself is something you should be striving for now, and you’ll get extra help with this tomorrow and the next day.

Leo

Leo
Leo

Today and tomorrow feature rising ambitions, dear Leo, and while today it can be difficult to know what you want, facing some frustration can get you to a better understanding of your desires. Mars in your resources sector challenges Pluto in your work and health sector, and you may have a hard time deciding how to go about organizing your time and dividing your attention. You could be feeling somewhat possessive of people, ideas, projects, and things today if others seem to be moving into your territory or pushing your limits. You may not see the direct route to satisfying your needs or asserting yourself, and this can lead to a lot of needless frustration. The will to get things done is strong, but it’s important not to get lost in unexpressed anger or resentment. If you can manage it, it’s probably best to work at your own pace or independently, as you tend to be a little more particular than usual about how you want to get things done.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

The Moon moves into your intimacy sector this morning, dear Virgo, making it a good time for processing and digesting recent events, as well as observing rather than leaping forward. However, Mars in your sign has other plans! Mars encourages a gung-ho, spontaneous approach to your world today, but certain concerns can be hard to shake, and this can all feel quite choppy as a result. These underminers are related to worries about relationships, children, or creative projects. Challenges may be coming from the outside or they can be internal ones, but what actually matters now is your response. It’s better to avoid smoldering anger and resentment if things don’t seem to be going your way. Give it some time, and things are likely to work out far better than you expect.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

With the Moon moving into your partnership sector this morning, Libra, the tendency is for you to need company more than usual. However, a Mars-Pluto aspect influencing the day adds a layer of complexity to our desires and needs, and it can be difficult to relax fully and enjoy yourself at times today. There can be some tension revolving around memories or reminders of a frustrating past matter, but this can ultimately motivate you to make changes that free you up and lighten your load. So, while you shouldn’t get too caught up in all of this, it’s a good idea to pay attention to what gets you all riled up. In fact, through observation, you may get a nice little window into what’s going on under the surface so that you can see what exactly needs purging!  Try not to over-identify with your ways of doing things or your traditions if it’s interfering with your relationships.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

The Moon moves into your work and health sector today, encouraging you to take care of business on the level of details, dear Scorpio. The bigger plans and thinking can be tackled at a later time – now is a time for taking care of the small things that hold everything up. There can be distractions today as you go about your business and pursue studies, projects, or personal interests, and not everybody in your social sector is likely to be on board with your ideas. You may, in fact, have a hard time loosening up as you’re worried about competition or getting behind. There may be some hard-headedness with assertive Mars running into your ruler, Pluto. You may be wanting to do it your way now, and there is a small tendency to stir up controversy. However, sticking to your guns makes sense now. Try to keep things real today!

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

You are a little more driven and ambitious right now, dear Sagittarius, but you can have a hard time moving forward as you can be stuck on a problem or issue that keeps you from pushing forward today. Defensiveness is likely with Mars and Pluto in challenging aspect. This is a minor aspect, so it doesn’t have to control your day, but if you’re not aware of this tendency, then it very well might! If you observe before acting, there is a better chance of seeing vulnerable areas and learning from them. In fact, this is a great time to find motivation, possibly through frustration, to go after what you truly want and need, and the Sun-Pluto trine influencing the next two days will help you make this progress. The Moon’s move into your creative sector today can contribute to lighten the mood.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

The desire to get out and about is healthy now, dear Capricorn. To live life more spontaneously is something you’re striving towards with Mars in your adventure sector until the third week of October. However, with Mars and Pluto in challenging aspect today, you may have a hard time fully relaxing as you may fear that you’ll fall behind. You might also have a strong desire to do things your way or to oversee a project rather than feel at others’ mercy, but you should seriously consider whether this is as important as taking a break from the routine. Ideally, frustrations you meet now can motivate you to go after what you want and need, and a Sun-Pluto trine influencing the next two days will help you towards these ends. The Moon’s move into your home and family sector today suggests a need to connect with familiar places and faces.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

A Mars-Pluto aspect today may stimulate some tension, dear Aquarius, particularly on the level of power dynamics in a close relationship or involving unresolved matters from the past. The larger purpose of this aspect is to get you in better touch with your true needs and desires, and small frustrations ignited today can motivate you to learn about your desires and then go after what you want. You’ll get help for this when the Sun and Pluto form a trine in the next two days. For now, tap into some of the lighter elements of the Moon’s move into your communications sector and enjoy some easy conversations or diversions that help you lighten up, but don’t ignore any tensions coming to the surface now as they can help you understand yourself better.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

This morning, the Moon moves into your solar second house, dear Pisces, and this turns your emotional attention to building and developing something important to you. It takes some of the pressure or urgency off emotional needs as you understand the value of patience more instinctively. With Mars and Pluto in minor challenging aspect influencing the day, however, you could experience some frustrations if you feel you’re not in control of your life. You may be sensing a hidden agenda when you interact with a partner or friend. Ideally, this motivates you to better your situation and seek out a higher level of satisfaction and comfort in a relationship. Fortunately, the energies of the next two days support this goal. Hang in there and try not to make mountains out of molehills today.

 

Source

Cafe Astrology

Tarot Card of the Day

Eight of Coins


September 6th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Eight of this suit is the card of works. We see here the successful artisan spending time at his bench, hammering out the commissions he has attracted because of his skill. This artist is the best in her or his class, so popular that it’s become difficult keep up with demand. She is paid whatever she asks and accepts only the most worthy assignments.

If there is a problem in this card, it has to do with the trap of workaholism, the feeling of being so indispensable that you will not ask for help or delegate anything. There is also the issue of becoming so identified as the creator of elegant works, that the personal identity of the creator becomes consumed by the works themselves. This artisan seldom gets to have a home life, time off, much time for friends. The solution lies in balancing creative energy with a personal life.

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Daily Love Tarot

Strength


September 6th, 2017
This card is your permission to reveal your strength. You can show someone that you can deal with a situation with confidence today. If necessary, this card reassures you of your own power. If single, the Tarot’s Strength selected you to let you know that ‘next time’ you will enter into a new union as an equal partner. As one-half of a couple, you are an equal partner.

Daily Erotic Tarot

The Emperor


September 6th, 2017
When the Emperor card shows his face, it’s a sign of dominance and strength, two qualities that may be lacking in your love life right now. An overall loss of self-confidence could be to blame, or maybe you just aren’t feeling as sexy as usual. Either way, the Emperor is a sign that it’s time to face your sexual demons head on. Whatever’s holding you back from experiencing pure pleasure shouldn’t be a problem much longer if you’re willing to confront and conquer your sexual insecurities.

Psychic Tip of the Day

September 6th, 2017

STAY INTIMATE
You are agitated by something that you know is unfair, but don’t let an urge toward activism inhibit or outshine your love life. Why do you think things have been so good.

 

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Your Weekly Influences for September 6 thru September 10th

 

Tarot Influence

Ten of Swords Reversed

Evil will be defeated. Courage is needed to face challenges. Develop your spiritual self

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Virgo

Virgo denotes intelligence and a drive for perfection taking command–the dealing with all aspects of life honorably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Water

Water is the card of hidden truths and emotions. It also calms and soothes and is basic to life. The Water card may denote a period of discovery, fulfillment through learning and the unraveling of mysteries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Rune for Wednesday, September 6th

Laguz

 

“Log-uhz” – Literally: “Water” or Ocean – Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Memory

Rune of the unconscious context of becoming or the evolutionary process. Rune of Life’s longing for itself.

Psi: emotion, psychic powers, unconscious mental processes, love, dreaming

Energy: life energy, ocean spirit, origins of life, collective unconscious, the astral plane, love as unity, evolution

Mundane: water, imagination, occultism, dreams

Divinations: Life, passing a test, sea of vitality and of the unconscious growth, memory, dreams; or fear, circular motion, avoidance, withering, depression, manipulations, emotional blackmail, lack of moral fiber, fantasy, poison, toxicity

Governs:

Transpersonal powers
Mastery of emotion in order to shape wyrd
Guidance through difficult initiatory tests, ie. initiation into life
Increase in vitality and life force
Communication between your conscious mind to another’s unconscious mind
Development of ‘second sight’ or prophetic wisdom
All powers of dreaming (lucid dreams, astral projection)

Your Animal Spirit for Today
September 6, 2017

Magpie

Ancient culture associate Magpies with excellent fortune—so it looks like you’ve got something really terrific coming into your life today. However, you may need to search a little to understand the true gift that’s being presented. Pay attention to omens, messages, the clouds, feathers, bird song—your fortune is hidden in those subtle messages. Opportunity is knocking at your door—will you answer?

Your Karmic Number for October 6

 

There are too many options for getting healthy and in shape for you to not be involved in one, and soon. There are even aquatic spinning classes where the water will wash away the sweat while you burn calories. No more excuses! You pulled this 5 because your body needs your TLC. Start small. Go out dancing or shake your moneymaker at home. It will increase your endorphins, which will help you feel better and make healthier choices. Revert to your childhood, if you dare, and get a hula hoop. Make this transition fun.

Crack the Cookie

 

The Wisdom of Buddha

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.

Our graphics on WordPress are starting to mess up, so perhaps it is time to quit for the day. I know we are running later than usual but it is my fault. I just read a comment in the back from one of our sisters in Florida, which hit home for me. What little family I have left is down there also. They have been in my constant thoughts all day. The entire coast has been in my heart and prayers for many weeks now. Tragedy after tragedy, how much more can these people stand. When you stop and think what a monster storm is coming at them now, Goddess help them all! I would ask that all our family pray for our brothers and sisters in the Florida area. Goddess shield them with your mighty strength, keep them safe and give them strength. Watch over them and bring them through this horrible storm that lies ahead of them. Please, almighty Mother, keep them safe from harm and bring them through this storm without a scratch. We love them all, dear Goddess, they are  our brothers and sisters, most of all they are your children, Mighty Mother. Give them protection, strength, courage and most of all hope. Wrap your arms around them and shield them from all harm. Let them know they are not alone, they are in our hearts and prayers.
Goddess bless them all, we pray,
Lady of the Abyss

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