The Witches Digest for Thursday, November 9th
Grant, O God/Goddess, Thy
And in protection, strength;
And in strength, understanding;
And in understanding, knowledge;
And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice;
And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it;
And in that love, the love of all existences;
And in the love of all existences, the love of God/Goddess.
God/Goddess and all goodness.
–Amended From: The Book Of Druidry by Ross Nichols
Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Thursday, November 9th
Sun Direction: ↑ 137.66° SE
Sun Altitude: 24.09°
Sun Distance: 92.064 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2017 10:27 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:27 am↑ 111° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:48 pm↑ 249° West
Length: 10 hours, 21 minutes
Moon Direction: ↑ 268.80° W
Moon Altitude: 32.10°
Moon Distance: 229855 mi
Next New Moon: Nov 18, 20175:42 am
Next Full Moon: Dec 3, 20179:46 am
Next Moonset: Today11:54 am
Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Illumination: 63.8%
The Lunar Calendar
Moon Phase Tonight: Waning Gibbous
Third Quarter: Nov 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm
Full Moon: Nov 4, 2017 at 12:22 am
Your Astrology for Thursday, November 9th
The Moon is in Cancer until 7:29 AM, after which the Moon is in Leo.
The Moon is void from 12:14 AM to 7:29 AM.
The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
The Full Moon occurred on the 4th in the sign of Taurus and the Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
Moon in Leo
The Moon is traveling through Leo today. Shine and be proud! You rule right now!
The Moon in Leo speaks to our “inner child”. It’s a warm, generous, whole-heartedly loving position. Pride keeps us from pettiness, but it can also prevent us from opening up and revealing how we are truly feeling. We are on stage, our feelings are grand, and we appreciate some drama in our lives. We are easily threatened by anything that seems to be impersonal. This is a time when we seek attention–when we want to stand out for our special qualities. It’s a strong time for romance and any creative activity as well.
The Moon in Leo generally favors the following activities: Creative activities, activities involving children, generous undertakings, undertakings in which personal recognition is desired, and risk-taking.
What’s in Store by the Stars
November 9, 2017
The Moon continues its transit of Cancer until 7:30 AM EST, after which it transits Leo. This morning, the Sun perfects its sextile to Pluto. We may be discovering new ways of looking at problems or life in general. We feel stronger and enjoy the empowered feeling that making changes and improvements brings. Opportunities to find or renew something we had lost, and to gain a stronger sense of personal power, can emerge now. This can be an exceptionally resourceful time when we feel perfectly capable of overcoming obstacles and meeting challenges. There can be an opportunity to rebuild or reform a project and to work on self-improvement. This evening, however, Mars forms a quincunx to Neptune, and we can feel a little stuck – uncertain what we truly want and where to head – until we get in touch with the spiritual or emotional needs we may have been overlooking.
The Sky This Week for November 9 to 12
Venus shines brilliantly, a variable star triples in brightness overnight, and much more in the sky this week.
By Richard Talcott
Thursday, November 9
Mars stands out in the eastern sky before dawn this week. The magnitude 1.8 Red Planet rises three hours before the Sun and appears 15° high as twilight starts to paint the sky. It resides among the background stars of Virgo, and this morning it passes 1.8° south of 3rd-magnitude Gamma (γ) Virginis. Unfortunately, the view through a telescope proves disappointing — Mars spans just 4″ and shows no detail.
Friday, November 10
Last Quarter Moon arrives at 3:36 p.m. EST. It rises in the eastern sky around 11:30 p.m. local time and reaches its peak in the south around sunrise tomorrow morning, by which time it appears slightly less than half-lit. Throughout this period, our satellite resides among the background stars of western Leo the Lion.
Saturday, November 11
Although Jupiter passed on the far side of the Sun from our perspective in late October, it already is climbing into view before dawn. To find it, head outside about a half-hour before sunrise and locate dazzling Venus. This morning, Jupiter appears 1° directly below its sibling. The gas giant planet shines some two magnitudes fainter than Venus but still stands out through binoculars against the bright twilight. Two mornings from now, these planets pass within 0.3° of each other in the finest planetary conjunction of 2017.
Sunday, November 12
A lone bright star now hangs low in the south during early evening. First-magnitude Fomalhaut — often called “the Solitary One” — belongs to the constellation Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish. From mid-northern latitudes, it climbs 20° above the horizon at its best. How solitary is Fomalhaut? The nearest 1st-magnitude star to it, Achernar at the southern end of Eridanus the River, lies some 40° away.
In the Sky Tonight, November 9th
Moon and Regulus
The last-quarter Moon has a prominent companion tonight: Regulus, the brightest star of Leo. It rises to the lower left of the Moon late tonight, and stands closer to the Moon at dawn tomorrow.
Current Moon Phase for Thursday, November 9th
The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Tomorrow the Moon will be in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Age: 20.69 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 365,730.75 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,146,834.73 km