The Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4th (Part 4, Daily Tarot Cards, Runes, Animal Spirit & Much More)

 

The Witches Digest for October 4th

(Part 4, Your Daily Tarot Cards, Runes, Influences and Much More)

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

Judgement



Judgment embodies those forces which require us to be accountable for our actions. With Judgment truths are revealed, mysteries are unraveled and responsibility is assigned. Judgment unveils outcomes and marks the ends of things. While it is a time to properly place guilt, it is also a time for atonement and forgiveness. Ultimately the process of Judgment should lead to freedom from errors made in the past and a fresh start with a clean slate. To that end Judgment actually promises the start of a new journey on which we can apply what we have learned from our past.

Your Daily Love Tarot Card for Today

The Magician

Do some magic of your own today, like penetrating facades and gaining insights into dubious stories that lack credibility. Hold onto your heartstrings until you know you haven’t met a fickle flirt or a trickster. The Magician makes us see what we want to see regardless of the reality of a situation. He draws us in because we love secrets and mysteries, but who wants to live with them day after day and year after year?

Your Past Life Tarot Card for Today

The Star

When you stand up for other’s rights you can stir deeply-seated past life memories in yourself. The origin of these feelings might come from having a past life experience of your own family’s struggle. At this time the civil rights leader inside you has come to the forefront. This spirit is more afraid of not standing up for what he or she believes in then fearful of what retribution one could face. This incarnation comes with an inner strength that is founded in compassion.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Crystal

The Crystal glows with the power of mystical truths transformed into material realities. The Crystal denotes a self with a powerful connection to the spiritual world that allows them to literally soak up cosmic wisdom and apply it favorably to their everyday life. It suggest a tremendous growth of one’s spiritual self that will greatly impact the querant’s secular life.

As a daily card, The Crystal indicates a time when you are likely to be well served by allowing your spiritual self to guide your day to day behavior.

Your Daily Rune for Today

Fehu

“Fay-Who” – Literally: “Cattle” – Esoteric: Mobile Property, New Beginnings, Wealth

Key Concepts: Wealth, money, food, sustenance, Hamingja, luck, personal power, circulation of power,  financial strength, prosperity

Psi: Beginner’s Mind, presence, freedom, first impressions, young love

Energy: mobility, luck, charisma, dynamic power, liquid and mobile transferable energies, abundance, circulation, ‘mana’, sexual attraction

Mundane: money, recent purchases, reputation, freshness, fashionability

Divinations: New beginnings, social success, foresight, energy, travel, money, control; or greed, failure, atrophy, poverty, endings.

Governs:

  • Delegating your energy to another, power transference or projection; the sending rune
  • Drawing gravity into the personal sphere
  • Promotion of personal and social evolution, changing circumstances of importance
  • Increase in personal monetary wealth
  • Beginner’s mind and presence as a tool for consciously creating a fresh start

Your Karmic Number for Today

Life is a bit hard to piece together lately if you’ve drawn out a 3 in opposition like you have now. Jigsaw puzzles can be fun and relaxing. They help pass the time. It is messy when your life is in a thousand pieces. You have pieces missing, so the picture is incomplete. Change your diet. Drink more water, detox, exercise. Do some breathing techniques, journal. Confide in a good friend about your challenges. You are overdue for a purge of the toxins in your life. You will find what you need in unexpected ways.

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of Buddha

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

Your Earth Sky News for October 4th: Watch for Sirius, sky’s brightest star

Is October 4, 2017 the Harvest Moon? Click here to find out!

Also, be sure to watch for Mars and Venus during their close conjunction on the morning of October 5. Click here for more info. And know that you can see these two worlds – still close – throughout this weekend.

And – if you’re up early watching for Venus and Mars – take a moment to see the sky’s brightest star, Sirius, on these October mornings. This star is so brilliant that you can easily see it on a moonlit night in from a light-polluted city. Click here to find out when Sirius will rise tonight from your part of the world.

Andy wrote:

Early this morning, looking southeast, I saw a beautiful star, bright and multicolored … Can you identify it for me?

And Paula wrote:

This morning two of us got up early. We found a pulsing star straight down the sky below Orion’s Belt. It was pulsing the colors of green, yellow, blue and red like a strobe light. I will search for it every morning as it was so enchanting.

This star is enchanting, so much so that – every year, beginning in Northern Hemisphere autumn – we get many, many questions about a multicolored star twinkling in the southeastern to southern sky after midnight. This star typically turns out to be Sirius, which is in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog and is sometimes called the Dog Star.

Sirius is now rising in the southeast in the hours after midnight and can be found in the south at dawn. Notice that a line from Orion’s Belt points to Sirius.

Brightest star Sirius on left, with constellation Orion. See how three stars of Orion’s Belt point to Sirius? This photo from EarthSky Facebook friend Susan Jensen in Odessa, Washington. Thank you, Susan!

 

Sirius appears to flash different colors when it’s low in the sky. Really, all the stars are flashing different colors, because light is composed of all the colors of a rainbow, and the journey through our atmosphere breaks starlight into its component colors via refraction. But you don’t notice the colors of the other stars much, because they’re not as bright as Sirius, which is the brightest star visible from anywhere on Earth.

Since our atmosphere is causing the light to break into its colors, and since Sirius is often seen low in the sky now (where you are peering at it through a thicker layer of atmosphere than when it’s overhead), the flashing colors of Sirius are very obvious. When Sirius is higher in the sky – which it is close to dawn in the month of October – or in the evening sky in January and February – you’ll find that Sirius shines with a steadier, whiter light.

So, on these October mornings, watch as Sirius winks at you in the wee hours before dawn!

More about Sirius: Dog Star and brightest star

Bottom line: We get many questions about a bright, colorful, twinkling star on these October mornings. It’s the star Sirius in the constellation Canis Major, brightest star in the sky. The bright planet Venus is also up before dawn now. But you’ll know Sirius, because Orion’s Belt always points to it

Moon Diary: Fighting Talk. Full Harvest Moon in Aries, 5th October 2017

by Jane Lyle

A dynamic warrior of a full Moon rises at 12 degrees of fiery Aries, the Ram, on 5th October. It’s active, stirring, challenging – and excites impulsive words and actions, highlighting them in various ways over the next two weeks.

With the full Moon opposite Mercury, there’ll be much fighting talk and unfiltered speech – much of it highly emotional, and focused on individual points of view. The tension between the Sun in diplomatic Libra, and Moon in feisty Aries is a bit like the tension between sensible adult and exuberant child. Certainly it symbolises the tension between law and order versus anarchy, anger, and a powerful need for self-expression – with the emphasis on the word ‘self’.

Libra is the sign of partnerships, while Aries – first sign of the Zodiac – is the new-born self, the sign that says ‘I am’.  Some relationship reshuffles are coming our way – for today Venus, planet of love, art, and money aligns with young warrior Mars.

Venus rules Libra, while Mars rules Aries, where our talkative harvest Moon is rising. Mercury, also in Libra, urges us to communicate – adding to the need to consciously favour tact and charm at this full Moon. But many of us may not be in the mood to listen, or to look before we leap.

Some relationships will come to a head this week, while new ones begin with powerful attractions and a torrent of words and feelings. Currently, we have Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto in those potent Cardinal signs of Aries, Libra and Capricorn. It’s a lunar initiation moment for our alliances in love, and probably professionally too. Yet this is a hot, action-packed full Moon, and it wants to bring things to a bubbling boil. Challenging times – with the see-saw me-and-you, us-and-them theme repeated in different ways at the next electrifying new Moon in Libra on 19th October.

If you have planets or angles in your natal horoscope at around 10-13 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn you’ll feel the energy of this full Moon more than most.

“Do not grieve. Misfortunes will happen to the wisest and best of men. Death will come, always out of season. It is the command of the Great Spirit, and all nations and people must obey. What is past and what cannot be prevented should not be grieved for…. Misfortunes do not flourish particularly in our lives — they grow everywhere.”
Chief Big Elk, Omaha (1770-1846)

A Little Humor for Your Day

The Night Before Crisis

 

Twas the night befor crisis, and all through the house

Not a program was working, not even a browse.

 

The programmers were wrung out, too mindless to care,
knowing chances of cutover hadn’t a prayer.

 

The users were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of inquiries danced in their heads.

 

When out in the lobby there arose such a clatter,
that I sprang from my tube to see what was the matter.

 

And what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a Super Programmer, oblivious to fear.

 

More rapid than eagles, his programs thet came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name.

 

On Update! On Add! On Inquiry! On Delete!
On Batch Jobs! On Closing! On Functions Complete!

 

His eyes were glazed over, his fingers were lean,
from weekends and nights in front of a screen.

 

A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head,
soon let me know I had nothing to dread.

 

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
turning specs into code, then turned with a jerk.

 

And laying his finger on the ENTER key,
the system came up and worked perfectly.

 

The system was finished, the tests were concluded.
The client’s last changes were even included!

 

And the client exclaimed with a snarl and a taunt,
“It’s just what I asked for, but not what I want.”

—Author Unknown

—And that’s all folks!

 

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The Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4th (Part 3, Your Daily Divination)

 

Your Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4th

(Part 3, Your Daily Divination)

 

Energy Report – October 2017

All in all this year is shaping up to be a hot mess. In the last three months alone we have experienced some powerful eclipses and the strongest solar flares in recorded history. Waves of potent cosmic energy have been unleashed adding an explosive force to the incoming energies. This has created a precarious and shifting environment where emotions are being heighted, patience is being tested and generally, this human existence is now rather uncomfortable. All in all this is adding to the apparent chaos and turmoil being experienced in the world today. Of course there is Divine purpose in all of this but it sure ain’t an easy ride at present.

The incoming energy is both unpredictable and volatile intensifying the need for change and transformation both internally and externally. We have reached a point of no return as the foundational energies of the entire solar system, including the Earth, are being dissolved. As a result, the vibrational field of the Earth is changing. Storms, both the physical and the energetic, are sweeping the planet, supporting the dissolution of the old energetic framework and foundation through which our reality was built. The very ground we stand upon is altering thus impacting and rapidly expanding consciousness on the planet.

A deeper awareness of our collective unity is urging us to create a firm connection between the subtle luminous realms of the soul and the tangible material world, which grounds and anchors us to the Earth. Thus every aspect of who we are is being fully activated and the deeper egoic aspects of our human nature are dissipating. As a result, painful emotions, deep-rooted traumas and old karmic patterns have been coming up for healing and release. Feelings of fear, shame, doubt, guilt and denial are being transmuted while long suppressed emotions, neglected grief, pain and suffering are rising to be cleared.

The potent energy of this month brings the start of a significant new life cycle and the end of any disconnection between your inner and outer realities. A new sense of balance is being formed and you are being fully aligned with the New Earth’s energetic structure. Initially, this may feel quite disorientating as a deeper embodiment and a deeper grounding is required to firmly establish yourself in the New Earth reality. Flexibility, adaptability and realignment are important to maintain stability in this unstable environment.

You will find your identity shifting more and more to the soul self as this essence must now guide all your actions, deeds and creations. With this shift, you will be released from old behaviors and rigid patterning. Feelings and emotions may arise as you are freed from old wounds and past traumas. Honor these feelings as they bring profound wisdom for your soul. Remember that painful life experiences are equally as valuable as the happy ones. Learn to embrace your life experiences, the pain and the suffering. Learn to move beyond your personal history and into the enchanted world of your soul.

Being fully present in this process and yet fully immersed in your soul essence enables you to extend yourself beyond the boundaries of the individual self and into the vast regions of your soul. The need for unity of body, mind, heart, spirit and soul will increase bringing an understanding that the unifying power of these aspects must become the primary source and driving force behind all of life. By firmly establishing this unified force within, you are able to better ground the incoming energies into the new energetic structure of the planet. In this way, you stabilize yourself, the forces of nature and thus the unfolding new Earth reality.

Don’t resist the abrupt changes that may suddenly occur in your life. Remember that change is all about the ebb and flow of life cycles. Nothing remains fixed. You are always experiencing birth, growth, death and rebirth. Endings and new beginnings are occurring at the same time always. You cannot live in the past. It is time now to move on.

These times of profound transformation and opportunity will expand you in more ways than you could ever imagine. A new awareness, a new purpose and a new sense of direction is arising and with it, a new life filled with the joy and blessings of the New Earth reality. This reality is a sanctuary of universal love. It is motivated by infinite compassion and upheld by the cosmic embrace of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine. Remember that you have come to this Earth in service to humanity. You are here to fully embrace the path of conscious living and to fulfill your destiny as a reflection of the divinity your carry within.

Manifesting Miracles – October 2017

Hi, my friend,

It’s a blessing for me to connect with you in this way.

After a rocky few days at the beginning of October, this month has the potential to usher in beautiful new gifts and miracles into our lives, so let’s get right to them.

Passion Leads to Miracles

The first week of October will be filled with lots of passion, high and creative energy.

With this much passion and creative energy in the air, it’s important to give it a healthy and productive outlet.

When the energy of passion is fully acknowledged and honored, it has the ability to manifest extraordinary new miracles in our lives.

If passion is not fully acknowledged and honored, the mind tends to internalize it as “anger,” which often leads to blocks and breakdowns in our body, mind, energy field, and experience.

If we do find ourselves feeling angry, viewing it as feedback that can help us redirect our focus to honor the passion within us that desires to fully be expressed, will help tremendously.

Passion is one of the main ingredients that helps us to manifest miracles in our lives.

Passion is a palpable energy that can actually be felt in the body. When passion is expressed physically in a sensual way, it has the power to actually heal and rejuvenate the body. When passion is expressed emotionally in a sensual way, it takes the feeling of well-being to a whole new and expanded level.

If we are someone who has an illness or other imbalance in the body and emotions, opening ourselves up to being more sensual will assist us tremendously.

Being sensual is often a challenge for many people, especially those who are sensitive to energy. The mind often views sensuality as something that requires vulnerability, which it equates with being weak and exposed to judgment, disappointment, or a hurt of some kind.

These misconceptions around sensuality have taught us to create an energetic armor around ourselves that keeps us safe, or what our mind believes is safe.

Yet one of the boldest and most courageous things we can do in today’s world is to be vulnerable.

Being vulnerable simply means we allow ourselves to be open and available to ourselves and others.

When someone wears a self-protective armor for long periods of time, they become stiff and rigid.

This kind of rigidity of the mind and body ultimately leads to feelings of disconnect from our Spirit.

The remedy for a rigid, overly self-protective mind and body, is love.

We experience sensuality when we are able to fully express love through our sense of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.

Once these senses are activated, our inner senses are then able to awaken and strengthen the mind and body’s connection to our Spirit. This is when we are able to notice, feel, and receive the miracle of life available to us daily.

Our Spirit has and will only ever know love, joy, wholeness, freedom, beauty, abundance, well-being. Anything less is simply not coming from our Spirit.

With this awareness, take a moment to reflect on allowing yourself to experience sensuality.

Knowing all that we know now, are we willing to work with the energy of sensuality to help heal the parts of us that have forgotten how to give and receive love?

Because if we are ready to heal, the next few weeks are offering us the opportunity to let go of the armor, and to open ourselves up to the miracles of life.

Here are some suggestions to help us become more sensual so that we can be open to all the blessings our Spirit desires to give us:

• Taking a warm bath (adding our favorite essential oils)
• Listening to soothing music that feels good to our Soul
• Receiving a massage or experiencing some kind of soothing/healing physical touch
• Writing/journaling a romantic letter to ourselves, and then to a romantic partner (if we are in relationship)
• Expressing ourselves through art (playing music, painting, drawing, dancing, pottery making)

There are many ways to awaken and express your sensuality and passion, so let this list simply be a starting point for you.

A Call to Action

The second and third week of October will be all about taking action.

This will be a great time to come up with or revise an action plan to help us manifest more of our desires.

We will feel highly productive, so it’s important to not allow ourselves to get distracted by anything that might move us out of that productivity. If we remain steadfast, we will accomplish many things during this time.

We will also want to keep a journal close to us around this time, to write down the insights and ideas we receive from the cosmic realms.

This will be a time where we begin receiving energetic downloads that will inspire us to see things from a more expanded perspective. Things we may not have noticed before will now come to light in a big way.

This is also the time to keep our eyes, heart, and mind open to the unexpected.

The energy of surprise will be strong, specifically around the time of the New Moon on October 19, so any time between the 17th to the 24th will be ripe for some kind of surprise to show up.

Strengthening Our Intuitive Gifts

The final week of October will offer us a time to go within and start developing our intuitive gifts even more.

Developing our natural intuitive gifts will allow us to view things from a much more expanded perspective.

As we develop our intuitive gifts, we may also start to notice energy more. This can show up as seeing the auras around people, animals, and things in nature.

We may notice that we can feel energy more. This can show up as goosebumps in the body, or warmth in the hands, feet, back of the neck, face, or stomach.

We may also notice number sequences more, such as the clock reading 11:11, 2:22, 3:33, etc. This often happens to help us realize a synchronicity that is going on around us.

We may notice energy balls of blue, pink, white, or golden light in our peripheral vision.

We may also see sparks (like mini shooting stars). This happens to remind us to pay attention to what’s happening around us in that moment. There’s usually a message or confirmation trying to reveal itself.

Our ability to connect with and hear our intuition will become easier.

We may notice an awakening of new or old desires to learn more about healing and energy therapies.

We may notice a desire to help and support others coming through even more clearly.

All of these gifts, and much more, are already within each of us.

There are periods of time that are more conducive to helping us develop these gifts, and the end of October ushers in one of those times.

So, if there’s a class, course, new book, group, or personal practice you feel drawn to, this will be an excellent time to immerse yourself in it!

Overall, October will be gentler energetically then the past several months have been.

As always, make sure to nurture and take good care of yourself.

Until next time,

Miraculously yours,

Emmanuel

Awesome October is here! Such a sweet energy is bestowed on us this month. The themes are Love, Beauty & Balance. After the whirlwind go-go-go energy of September now is your time to restore your body and mind, as you focus on relationships.

In this forecast video, I share with you the many ways you can maintain balance and harmony in your relationships and life, so you can have a truly beautiful rest of your year. Enjoy and share the love.

Your Monthly Horoscopes for October

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

The past is full of unanswered questions. Let them go and embrace the future. You have the power to shape your life to your true dreams and desires. Now you just have to find out what they are my friend. Someone you did not think you would like dealing with in business turns out to be your perfect match.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Time spent going over all that happened in the last two months can help you to let go of some of the guilt which has built up. Let go of your worries and grab hold of the constructive influences your stars are offering to you instead. Past and present mix perfectly from Tuesday, take advantage of this.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

There is a more balanced feel to your chart than we have seen in some time. This has a lot to do with how much more accommodating you are to the third parties who affect your life. Careful this weekend, it is going to be all too easy for you to be led astray. Know how far is too far for a sign such as you to go. An important relationship depends on this.

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Family matters have proved more stressful than usual to deal with. You may feel like cutting down on time with certain faces for fear they are going to bring you down further. Confronting them is the answer to you feeling in control. Stand tall and strong and be the best version of you. Doing so can help you form several new and lasting friendships.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

The best friends (and lovers) are the ones who love you just as you are, whatever your situation. Travel plans are approaching which make your future a more interesting place to be. Don’t fight what your heart is telling you this week. Honesty is the key to you finding lasting happiness.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

You have to believe in yourself and your dreams or they cannot become a reality. You start to see with ease who is on your side and who has been secretly working against you from Monday. Distancing yourself from those who have not been the allies they seem can do wonders for your confidence. Being on time for all meetings, both personal and professional, will put you back in the driving seat in life.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

When one door closes, another opens, but sometimes we look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see our new path. Take time out to listen to what those around you are trying to say. They are only speaking with your best interests at heart. Chance encounters on Sunday prove memorable.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Your jealousy about a certain person or situation could well become a problem if you are not careful. Take a step back my friend and look at the bigger picture. You will soon see that events this month have proved you are a priority to those on your mind. You just couldn’t see for looking!

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

You’ll only know with hindsight if a decision was right or wrong. If you can’t decide on something this week then take the risk and do it anyway. Follow your heart Sagittarius and you will find that you will make the right choices. Phone calls you didn’t expect to receive help you make sense of a recent social drama.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Why do you keep trying to rush forward to the future when there is so much to appreciate today? Stop Capricorn and look around. Decide that from here on in you will see only those things which are positive in your life. The bad can wait for another day, or can be pushed to the side permanently.

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

There is a really social feel to your chart. You just need to make up your mind sooner rather than later what and who you want to be your priority. Children are of special significance and should be responsible for some good news before Friday. In fact, the very things you thought weren’t going to work out in your life can and will.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Try not to tell tales on new friends or you will ruin the chance of your union going any further. Showing pride in your work can attract powerful faces into your life. You start to see what needs to be done to get the family to work as more of a team. This is a great week for you to take tests, go for job interviews and tie up professional loose ends.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, October 4th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
The planets line up to hand you the gift of insight. You start to feel more in tune with who’s good for your life and who’s been leading you up a very windy garden path. Being nice to younger faces today brings you total honesty.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Letting go of the past pays dividends and you start to focus on what is possible for your future. Because of the influence of two characters, one personal and one professional, you begin to believe in yourself again.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Your social life is looking better by the day. You have so much to give to those around you. One of the best characteristics you have but have not been using is your sense of humour. It can and will carry you through todays antics.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Don’t tell lies as even white ones will come back on you. Try to stick to the facts. They are what will give you the will, drive and inspiration to be the best version of yourself my friend.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
The written word could lose or make you money, depending on how far you’re willing to go to save face or make peace. Stick to truths. If it doesn’t get someone on side now, it will by the end of this month.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Your social life comes under the spotlight and you are faced with the chance to mix with a new and alternative set of friends. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. It’s the real you that’s attracted them and can make them stay in your life.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
Try to look at the bigger picture Libra, stop trying to read in between the lines. You’ll feel like a better person if you do. News from far away gives you reason to want to plan an important journey for later this year.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
You start to see which path is right for you and which one was totally wrong for you! It’s not your fault, but you’ve been easily led astray in recent weeks. The stars line up to change that from today.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Your element of fire helps you to make quick decisions which is handy as time is limited today. Don’t listen to what others say, but instead trust your own heart and steer yourself in the direction you choose.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Try to be careful how much of other’s lives you reveal. News you think is common knowledge could in fact be anything but! Travel you make in the name of work pays dividends, even if it means paying for it yourself.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
If you attempted to do even half the things you are capable of, you would astound yourself Aquarius. Use today to think ‘outside the box.’ It’s the key to you moving on from what went wrong last week.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
You seem to have lost control of your career, or could it be that you have given others control of your work options Pisces? Fresh inspiration comes with alternative faces you meet through last minute work offers.

If You Were Born on Wednesday, October 4th

Overall a responsible and practical person, you are not, however, a stick in the mud. Your interests are many and varied, and you are skilled at presenting your ideas to others in a unique way. You are both an interesting and interested person, always learning, ever curious, but also rather stubborn when it comes to your ideas and opinions. Under pressure, you might feel the need to make up stories, as your reputation is important to you, and you instinctively fear misrepresentation. Your slow yet steady approach to achieving your goals assures your success, even if it doesn’t come early. Your ideas are ahead of their time, and others tend to respect your advice.

Famous people born today: Charlton Heston, Jackie Collins, Anne Rice, Susan Sarandon, Alicia Silverstone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Buster Keaton.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, October 5th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

The Astrology Room

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
You’re trying to change, but the thing people love most about you is your individuality Aries! Don’t try to be someone you’re not, but embrace who you are. It’s the key to you feeling the best version of you.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
There is a distance you have placed between yourself and a loved one. You need to ask yourself if this is something you have forced them to do, or something they have done without reason? Aspects suggest you need to both meet in the middle.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
As Helen Keller once said, ‘Optimism is the faith which leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.’ Thinking you can will ensure you achieve your aims today and will also give you the upper hand with that negative influence.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Today it no longer feels as if you are faced by limitations. In fact, all you see now are new possibilities and the chance to test your abilities. You can and will rise to the challenge.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
Try to keep the news you hear from others to yourself today. You don’t want to rain on their parade and take away their moment of glory, do you? Forging ahead with an independent career idea is where your time and energy is best spent.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Confidence is your superpower, so use it well my friend. If you can believe in where you’re going and what you want, then you will have what it takes to make the impossible possible this month.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
You may not realise it, but you have conquered so many challenges since the beginning of the year. Have faith in where you’re going my friend. This is one month where anything you want is within your grasp.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
I can see you’re really tired with your situation, but we need to ask what you are going to do about that, don’t we Scorpio? New ambitions link to travel and can make your life the most interesting it has ever been.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Confidence is the sexiest thing to have and it is the key to you realising you are more than capable of making the best of your life. What went wrong last month was actually a blessing in disguise, Sagittarius.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Teaching and education come to the fore. If you were thinking of learning something you have never done before then this is the perfect month to sign up for it. A financial ‘issue’ doesn’t have to be a problem if you ask for help today.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Gambles in love are well worth taking today. They have the ability to help you turn an ordinary year into an extraordinary one. News from far away makes you realise you’ve left it far too long to touch base with someone important.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
You haven’t been feeling as strong as you should, but I also see that you have been allowing those around you to take advantage of you. Stand tall and stand up for yourself today. It will grant you the respect you crave.

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4th Continues On…..

(Part 4, Your Daily Tarot Cards, Runes, Influences and Much More)

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4th (Part 2, The Witches Guide to Wednesdays)

 

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4th

(The Witches Guide to Wednesdays)

 

Witches Affirmation

A witch is…

One who has power over her/his own life
One who makes his/her own rules, but can abide by the rules of Nature
One who refuses to submit to self-denial
One who recognizes no authority with greater esteem than her/his own, who is loyal to self
One who is untamed and tamed
One who transforms energy for the good of all
One who can be passionate about her/his ideals and values as they are changing
One who is explosive, whose intensity is like volcanoes, floods, winds, and fire
One who is disorderly and orderly
One who is ecstatic
One who alters reality
One who says, “I am a witch” aloud three times

“I am a witch”
“I am a witch”
“I am a witch”

Today is Wednesday, October 4th

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 Gort(Ivy) – September 30 – October 27

Runic Half-Month of Gyfu(gift) – September 28 – October 12

Goddess of the Month of Hathor – October 3 – October 30

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

On Wednesday, October 4th, We Celebrate the God Hermes

Hermes

Greek God of Trade, Eloquence and Messenger of the Gods

Hermes was one of the 12 Olympian Gods and was god of trade, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, and border crossings, guide to the Underworld. He was the second youngest Olympian god and was the son of Zeus and Maia, one of the seven Pleiades and daughter of the Titan Atlas.

As the god of boundaries and transitions, Hermes was known to be quick and cunning and had the ability to freely move between the mortal and divine worlds. It is this skill that made him a luck-bringing messenger to the gods and intercessor between mortals and the divine.

He is also the patron and protector of travelers, herdsmen, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade. In some myths Hermes is also depicted as a trickster where he would outwit the gods either for the good of humankind or for his own personal amusement and satisfaction.

Both Homer and Hesiod portrayed Hermes as the author of skilled or deceptive acts, and also as a benefactor of mortals.

Facts about Hermes

  • Hermes was the son of Zeus and Maia, one of the Pleiades.
  • He primarily served as the herald or messenger of the gods.
  • Hermes was the god of shepherds, land travel, and literature. More specifically, he was known as a patron of poetry.
  • His interests were varied and widespread.
  • In his role as herald, it also fell to him to conduct souls to Hades.
  • As was the case with other gods, Hermes was known for abundant love affairs with mortals, goddesses, and nymphs.
  • According to some sources, Hermes was associated with fertility and good fortune.
  • Hermes is most often presented as a graceful youth, wearing a winged hat and winged sandals. This is how he appeared to Perseus when he and Athena arrived to help the hero kill Medusa.
  • Hermes was considered a “trickster” due to his cunning and clever personality.
  • Hermoea was the name given to the riotous festivals thrown in his honor.
  • Hermes was born in a cave on a mountain in Arcadia; he was conceived and born within the course of one day.
  • His son Pan was half man, half goat. Pan’s mother was named Dryope, and she was terrified of her son’s strange appearance.
  • Abderus, another of Hermes’ sons, was a friend to Hercules. He met his fate when he was devoured by the Mares of Diomedes.
  • Hermaphroditus (also known as Aphroditus) was an androgynous deity and the offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite.
  • The tortoise is a symbol of Hermes.
  • Hermes freed Io, one of Zeus’ lovers, from the giant Argus.
  • Hermes talked the nymph Calypso into releasing Odysseus.
  • Hermes played a part in the infamous love story of Orpheus and Eurydice. After Eurydice is granted one day on earth with her husband, it is Hermes who escorts her back to the underworld.
  • He was a patron of thieves. On the day of his birth, Hermes stole cattle from Apollo.
  • He was the only one other than Hades and Persephone who was allowed to leave the underworld without consequence.
  • He was the god of boundaries, both literal and figurative.

Source

Hermes: https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net – Greek Gods & Goddesses, September 19, 2014

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.

Source

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on ThoughtCo

The Witches Guide to Wednesday

 

Ruler: Wodin, Mercury

Colors: Orange, light blue, and gray

Power Hours: Sunrise and the 8th, 16th, and 24th hours following

Keywords: Success, creativity, communication

The word Wednesday is reminiscent of the Norse wind god Wodin, which is referenced in the popular rhyme verse “Wednesday’s child is full of woe.” This does not mean that those born on this day are full of sorrow or trouble. To be full of Woden (Wodin) means to be full of wind, to be spirited. Woden was such a powerful pagan god that the German church fathers changed the name of his day to Mittwoch, meaning midweek, in an attempt to exorcise his influence.

In the Spanish word for Wednesday, miercoles, we clearly see its connection to Mercury. Under the guidance of Mercury; Wednesday is a day of swift activity, communication, correspondence, and phone calls. This is a good day for journalists, writers, poets, bargaining, hiring employees, and visiting friends.

On Wednesdays, the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Mercury, making these times of the day doubly blessed. These are the strongest four hours for ritual work. Check your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine when sunrise occurs.

Source

Gypsy Magic

The Witchery of 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

The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, October 4th

Mid-Autumn Festival (Chinese)

Waxing Moon

Moon Phase: Second Quarter

Moon Sign: Pisces

Moon enters Aries 4:40 pm

Incense: Lilac

Color: Topaz

The Witches Correspondences for Wednesday, October 4th

 

Dedicated to the Teutonic god Woden or Odin, an aspect of the “All-Father” god of knowledge wisdom enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes.

Element : Air

Planet: Mercury

Zodiac Sign : Virgo / Gemini

Angel : Raphael

Metal : Mercury

Incense / Perfumes : Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea

Oil: Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Color : Red, Orange, Light Blue

Stones : Bloodstone,Garnet, Aventurine, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite

Plants/Herbs : Almond, Anise, Cherry, Clover, Dandelion, Dill, Fern, Hazel, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lilac, Mace, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vervain

Magick to Work: the conscious mind, study, travel, divination, consulting oracles, wisdom, communication ,cleverness, contracts, creativity, information, intellect, memory, perception, science, wisdom, writing

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

How to Find Your Spirit Guide

In that piece, we discuss some of the most popular types of guides you might encounter. Following on the heels of that article, the second most popular piece is one on Spirit Guide Warning Signs – which reviews some of the red flags you should watch for in any entity that claims to be a spirit guide.

Of equal importance, and one that we’ve overlooked for a while, is a discussion on how to actually find and identify spirit guides. Let’s dive in and take a look at some of the most popular methods of finding a spirit guide. Do keep in mind that not all of these will work for everyone every time – it’s a good idea to try different approaches to see which one works best for you. Also, it’s worth noting that not every single person is going to have, find, or meet a spirit guide right off the bat – if you try these methods and nothing happens, then instead of emailing us about it, just give it some time and try again at some point in the future.

1. Intuition

Ever hear that soft little voice in your head that tells you it’s time to do something? Turn right at the stop sign instead of left, make a big change even though it’s scary, or sit back and listen to what people are saying… all of these are things that the little inner voice might be telling you, and yet often, we dismiss it.

Some people believe that this intuitive voice is actually indicative of the presence of a spirit guide. Learn to evaluate your intuitive ideas, and see if they’re correct. If they are, it’s possible that this is your spirit guide talking to you.

2. Meditation

While there are a number of guided meditations you can do to meet spirit guides, available commercially, there’s no need to spend money on a CD or download. Instead, take some time to meditate on your own – be sure to read our Meditation 101 article for basics on getting started. As you begin, make sure you’re clearing your mind out of anything that’s not related to meeting your spirit guide.

For many people, this mediation takes the form of a journey. Imagine yourself walking in a remote place, far from the madding crowd. Perhaps you’re in a forest, or on a mountainside, or out in the plains of the Midwest. As you wander, chances are good that you’ll meet someone along the way – and this person could be your spirit guide. Often, spirit guides are representative archetypes – that means they can be someone who symbolizes other things. For instance, your spirit guide might look like Abraham Lincoln. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Honest Abe is your spirit guide, but that he represents certain things to you – honesty, freedom, perseverence, and so on.

3. Dream Journeys

Similar to meditation, a dream journey – which some people refer to as a vision quest – is a way of finding a spirit guide through the subconscious.

However, unlike in meditation, during a dream journey, you’re actually asleep. Lucid dreaming is the practice of dreaming with a purpose – as you go to bed, focus on what you wish to dream about. In this case, focus on meeting a spirit guide. Lucid dreaming can be a little tricky to get the hang of, but once you’ve done it a few times, you’ll be able to pre-plan the basics of where you’re going in your dreams, and what you might be doing there.

Because we tend to forget our dreams fairly quickly, it’s important to write down any messages you get during a dream journey, as well as information about anyone you happen to meet. You can go back later and evaluate it for patterns and meaning.

4. Signs, Symbols & Omens

We often talk here at About Pagan/Wiccan about people looking for symbolism where there isn’t any, and then failing to recognize it when it’s right in front of them.

Some spirit guides will make themselves known to you with a series of symbols and signs. These may be very basic ones – perhaps you keep seeing blue things, and you’ve never noticed them before – or they may be more complex.

Many people believe that if you want answers from your spirit guide, you need to ask them a question – don’t just assume that they’re going to spoon feed you information that’s beneficial. Ask a question, or at the very least, ask for a solution to a dilemma, and then watch for signs or omens that provide an answer.

Kiersta is a Pagan who lives in southern Ohio, and she was trying to decide whether or not she should return to college after a ten-year-absence. “I kept weighing the pros and cons, and really couldn’t make a decision because everything was pretty evenly balanced. After about three months of waffling around, I put it out there to my spirit guides. I figured if I was meant to go back and get my nursing degree, I’d get a sign. If I didn’t get one, I’d know it wasn’t the right time. Within a span of about five days, I kept seeing things that made me realize I needed to go – little signs, like college symbols popping up at random places, a song on the radio, a license plate in front of me that said AWSUM RN, stuff like that. The kicker was when I had to take my son to the emergency room for a nasty sports injury, and after seeing how calm I was, the doctor turned to me and said, “You ever think about going into nursing?”

5. Psychic Evaluation/Divination

Ideally, most people find they want to discover their spirit guide on their own. If you’re skilled at divination, you can try a variety of divination methods yourself to see if you can contact a spirit guide – you don’t necessarily have to pay a psychic to do this for you.

However, if none of the above methods are really working out for you, another option is to have a psychic do some divination to help you meet your spirit guide. A talented psychic can often see if you’ve got guides around you – and can help identify them for you.

As always, be sure that you’re working with a reputable psychic, and not someone who is simply after your money. If you don’t get an answer within a couple of sessions, then either (a) you don’t currently have a spirit guide, (b) you have one and it’s not ready to make itself known, or (c) you need to find a different psychic.

Remember, some people may not have a spirit guide, and some people have many of them working together or in turns.

If you do have a spirit guide, you may not find them available to you all the time. Often, they only appear when needed – after all, the purpose of a guide is to offer guidance. If you’re doing just fine, there’s a possibility that they’re off helping others who need it more than you do.

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What is a Spirit Guide and the Four You Should Know?

Many people believe they have spirit guides. Some refer to theirs as angels or guardians. Regardless, if you believe you have one, a spirit guide is there simply to guide, not as an entity that you need to give yourself over to. If a spirit guide has a negative influence on your behavior, then chances are good that it’s not a spirit guide at all, but something else entirely.

These are some of the more commonly found types of spirit guides:

1. Ascended Masters

These are guides often found by people who do energy work, such as Reiki. An ascended master who appears as a spirit guide is often a being that led a physical life and has moved on to a higher spiritual plane — for example, Buddha, Krishna, even Jesus. Ascended masters usually work with collective groups of souls — in other words, if you’ve got an ascended master hanging around you, you’re not the only one he or she is helping. Their primary focus is that of helping all of humanity. It’s not uncommon for an ascended master to have access to Akashic records. Also referred to as Master Teacher guides.

2. Ancestral Guides

An ancestral guide is one who can claim some sort of kinship with you, such as your dear Aunt Tillie who died when you were ten. It may also appear in the form of a long-dead ancestor. In some schools of thought, these entities are seen as reincarnated guides, because they are the spirits of someone who loved us during their physical lifetime, or who had some sort of blood connection to our family.

Some people, depending on their religious upbringing, may see these types of guides as guardian angels.

3. Common Spirit Guide, or Teacher Guide

A typical spirit guide is archetypical, symbolic or representative of something else. For example, you may find your guide appears in the form of a warrior, a storyteller, or a wise woman, and they have appeared to you for a purpose.

Typically, that purpose is to teach you and guide you along a particular path. They may also introduce you to other archetypes along your journey, and help out with problem solving, based upon your needs. They are known to provide insight by way of dreams or meditation, and may only hang around as long as you need them, then move on.

4. Animal Guides

Although many people claim to have animals as spirit guides, often these entities are more companions than anything else. It’s not uncommon for a deceased pet to linger around, keeping you company through the grieving process. In some spiritual traditions, such as various Native American or shamanic paths, a person may have an animal totem, which provides teaching and/or protection.

Some people in the metaphysical community break down spirit guides by purpose, rather than their type. For instance, Amanda Meder, who works as a psychic medium, explains that in her practice, guides typically fall into one of these six categories: protectors, gate keepers, message bearers, healers, teachers, and guides that bring us joy.

In addition, many people believe that their spirit guides are angelic beings. This may or may not resonate with you, depending on whether you accept the existence of angels or not.

Some members of the Pagan community do, but angels aren’t typically found in every Pagan belief system.

Additional Resources

Now that you know what a spirit guide is, how do you find yours? There are a few different methods you can use to find your spirit guide. If you think you’ve made contact with one, but you’re sensing some read flags, you’ll want to be aware of some basic spirit guide warning signs. If the entity you’re working with turns out not to be a spirit guide at all, but something unpleasant and unwanted, it’s time to get rid of it! Follow these simple pointers for eliminating unwanted entities.

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Wicca, the way…

Wicca, the way, the powers that be, For the young and the old, the bold and the free. The path is to know, the path is to see, The way of the Ancients, as it used to be. All the Earth’s children, of Sun and of Moon, Down through the ages, we danced to the tune. Holy the star, which is worshipped in truth, Morgan and Merlin, forever in youth. Candles and incense, tools of the trade, For Magnus and Witches, all debts shall be paid. Praise be the Elements, of Fire, Water, Earth and Air, Esbats and Sabbets, you’ll always find us there. The path of Wicca, the path of the Wise, In power and glory, all truth shall rise. We stand United, through the ages long past, The truth that is Wicca, forever shall it last. Gathered together, those of the Kin, In freedom and love, beyond any sin. Merry meet, merry part, ’tis union for all, Blessed is the Fellowship, that answers Her call.

–Author Unknown

And the Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4th Continues….

(Part 3, Your Daily Horoscopes and Much More)

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4 (Part 1, Daily Astronomy)

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4th

(Astronomy Section)

 

The Great Invocation

From the point of Light within the Mind of God,
Let Light stream forth into the minds of men;
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God,
Let Love stream forth into the hearts of men;
May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known,
Let Purpose guide the little wills of men,
The Purpose which the Masters know and serve;

From the centre which we call the race of men.
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out;
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

—Author Unknown

Originally Published on Pagan Library

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Wednesday, October 4th

The Sun

Sun Direction: 126.61° SE

Sun Altitude: 32.33°

Sun Distance: 92.969 million mi

Next Solstice: October 31, 2017 (Samhain)

Sunrise Today: 6:52 am 95° East

Sunset Today: 6:32 pm 265° West

Length of Daylight: 11 hours, 40 minutes

 

The Moon

Moon Direction: 313.53° NW

Moon Altitude: -47.76°

Moon Distance: 235057 mi

Next Full Moon: Oct 5, 20171:40 pm

Next New Moon: Oct 19, 20172:12 pm

Next Moonrise: Today6:17 pm

Moon Illumination: 98.4%

Current Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous

 

Lunar Calendar

Moon Phase Tonight: Waxing Gibbous

Full Moon: Oct 5, 2017 at 1:40 pm

(Next Phase)

First Quarter: Sep 27, 2017 at 9:53 pm

(Previous Phase)

Source

timeanddate.com

Your Astrology for Wednesday, October 4th

Mars-Uranus early today is progressive. A Last Quarter Moon occurs shortly before midday, and asks us to consider our spiritual needs.

  • The Moon is in Pisces all day (until Wednesday, June 10th, at 7:13 AM).
  • The Moon is void from 2:08 PM forward (until tomorrow at 7:13 AM).
  • The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 11:41 AM/ Third Quarter phase from 11:41 AM forward.
  • The Third Quarter Moon occurs at 11:41 AM in Pisces.
  • Mercury is retrograde. (Mercury is retrograde from May 18 to June 11 in the sign of Gemini).

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 October 4th to October 8th

Wednesday, October 4

The night sky’s most conspicuous harbinger of winter now rises in the east around midnight local daylight time. The constellation Orion the Hunter appears on its side as it rises, with ruddy Betelgeuse to the left of the three-star belt and blue-white Rigel to the belt’s right. As Orion climbs high in the south before dawn, the figure rotates so that Betelgeuse lies at the upper left and Rigel at the lower right of the constellation pattern.

Thursday, October 5

Full Moon occurs at 2:40 p.m. EDT, but our satellite will look completely illuminated all night. You can find it rising in the east shortly after sunset and peaking in the south around 1 a.m. local daylight time. The Moon skims along the border between Cetus the Whale and Pisces the Fish overnight. As the Full Moon closest to the autumnal equinox, which occurred September 22, this is also the Harvest Moon. In early autumn, the Full Moon rises about a half-hour later each night compared with a normal lag close to 50 minutes. The added early evening illumination supposedly helps farmers bringing in their crops.

Venus and Mars appear just 0.2° apart — about half the Full Moon’s diameter — before dawn. The two planets haven’t been this close since November 1995. If you view the pair through binoculars, you’ll also see the 4th-magnitude star Sigma (s) Leonis 0.3° north of Venus. Unfortunately, a telescope doesn’t add much to the scene. Venus measures 11″ across while Mars spans 4″, and both worlds appear nearly full.

Although Neptune reached opposition and peak visibility a month ago, it remains a worthwhile subject. The outermost major planet appears one-third of the way to the zenith in the southeastern sky after darkness falls and climbs highest in the south around 11 p.m. local daylight time. Neptune glows at magnitude 7.8, which is bright enough to spot through binoculars if you know where to look. The trick is to find 4th-magnitude Lambda (l) Aquarii, which lies about 10° southeast of Aquarius’ distinctive Water Jar asterism. This week, Neptune appears 0.6° southeast of the star. When viewed through a telescope, the planet shows a blue-gray disk measuring 2.3″ across. But the big event this evening involves Neptune’s large moon, Triton. Observers in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada can watch the satellite pass directly in front of a 12th-magnitude star. Viewers will see the star dim by 1.4 magnitudes for up to 161 seconds sometime between 7:44 and 8:00 p.m. EDT, depending on location.

Friday, October 6

The second brightest asteroid of 2017 puts on a nice show in October’s sky. Minor planet 7 Iris glows at magnitude 7.5, which is bright enough to see through binoculars from the suburbs. It resides in the constellation Aries the Ram, a region that climbs high in the east by late evening. Iris stands 3° due east of Aries’ brightest star, magnitude 2.0 Hamal (Alpha [a] Arietis), all week.

Saturday, October 7

Uranus reaches opposition in less than two weeks, but it is already a tempting evening target. The ice giant world rises within a half-hour after sunset and climbs more than 30° above the eastern horizon by 10 p.m. local daylight time. The magnitude 5.7 planet lies in Pisces, 1.4° west-northwest of magnitude 4.3 Omicron (o) Piscium. Although Uranus glows brightly enough to see with the naked eye under a dark sky, binoculars make the task much easier. A telescope reveals the planet’s blue-green disk, which spans 3.7″.

Mars reaches aphelion at 6 p.m. EDT, when the planet’s orbital motion carries it farthest from the Sun. It then lies 154.9 million miles (249.2 million kilometers) from our star.

Sunday, October 8

Look high in the east after darkness falls this week and you should see autumn’s most conspicuous star group. The Great Square of Pegasus stands out in the evening sky at this time of year, though it appears balanced on one corner and looks more diamond-shaped. These four almost equally bright stars form the body of Pegasus the Winged Horse. The fainter stars that form the rest of this constellation’s shape trail off to the square’s west.

Mercury passes behind the Sun from Earth’s perspective at 5 p.m. EDT. This means the innermost planet lies on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth and remains hidden in our star’s glare. It will return to view in the evening sky at the end of October.

Source

Astronomy Magazine

What to Watch Now

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Good Wednesday Morning, dear brothers & sisters of The Craft!

I would like to thank you for your continued support and prayers as we  try to cope with our loss. I know you might get tired of hearing about it and I apologize. Mystie, as you know by know, we grew up together and she and I were closer than my blood sister. It will take time but with your continued prayers we will get there.

The boys wanted me to thank you for continuing to help save them from the crazy witch with the fishing rod and rifle. Since everything happened and our grocery supply had been running low, we have been fishing and hunting for our food. They now run and hide every time I say, “let’s go, guys!” I can’t believe Mystie never taught these guys to hunt or fish. Of course, a person can only eat so much fish, squirrel and rabbit. One of them asked me the other day, if there wasn’t a store around here some where. I told them that took money and right now, we had to do the best we could. Thank the Goddess, my daddy thought I was a boy!

If you would like to help save the boys from the wild witch with the fishing pole and rifle, you still can. I know they would appreciate it.

 

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Our heartfelt thank you’s go out to…

Pamela

Barbara

Stacey

Lady Beltane

Lauren

Joey

 

You can never realize what your love and support means to us when it seems our world has come to an end. Thank you is not enough, my friends.

 

Oh and Lady Beltane, I know you read all my posts here recently and I am getting your messages. It seems you always call when we are out in the woods trying to catch supper. Then if we do get lucky, we have to clean it and then cook it. That takes a couple of hours, so by that time the boys are gnawing on the nearest tree. We are doing good, it is just a major adjustment for me having kids underfoot. I hope you understand and thank you, sis. As soon as things calm down, I will call I promise.

Love ya,

A

 

Now give me a minute and I will get today’s info together. I  received a new suggestions and am going to give it a try .

Till Then……

Love ya,

Lady A