The Witches Digest for Friday, November 17th (Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

The Witches Digest for Friday, November 17th

(Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

New Moon Breakthrough

This week with its New Moon is an opportunity for a significant personal breakthrough. Consider now specifically what you would like to shift and what your ideal outcome looks like. Continue reading for suggestions of how to tap into the energies for beneficial breakthroughs and how to focus your mind for optimal results.

With so much going on in your external world, it’s easy to lose sight of your personal goals and your larger soul mission for being alive now. It’s essential, however, to regularly come back to yourself and refocus your energies.

New Moon Opportunity

This is especially true now during the New Moon opportunity window. What’s needed is to be present to the opportunity for breakthroughs, and focus on what you want to create on a very personal level. As mentioned, do this with specifics in mind – rather than intending you have a great job or happy relationship, intend the specifics of what it looks like and feels like. And, of course, visualize yourself in the picture.

Intend now that you will rise above the tendency to get so caught up in outer world dramas and the annual holiday rush that you neglect your inner self and personal path.

You are not meant to be living on automatic, simply going from one experience to the next. Even though it’s in your conditioning to live on the surface – letting circumstances carry you to the next situation – this is not your authentic way of relating to this life experience. To be authentic, you must strive to be present to each moment and situation. This means being consciously at choice and considering the ramifications of choices before making them.

The more that you can do this, the greater your abundance and the happier you will be.

Mercury Retrograde Shadow

Since we now sit in the beginning of the Mercury Retrograde shadow phase, factor into your plans the need to take care of things like technology backups and contract signing ahead of the actual retrograde. Travel plans you make now may go more smoothly than if you wait to book during the Mercury Retrograde December 2/3-22.

Letting Go to Be Free

This Scorpio New Moon is a perfect time for renewal, reflection, regeneration, and revitalization. The energies also support being able to put a magnifying glass on thorny issues that you haven’t been able to resolve. This can help you to see what you didn’t see before. Also, importantly, it can help you in accessing buried feelings that need to come to the surface before breakthroughs occur. As you let go of these old energies and feelings, you can be free.

During internal process on your own and with others you trust to work with you on the deeper levels, you can take a very big leap in these moments.   

DNA Akashic Records

Keep in mind that many of the seemingly immovable obstacles have roots in the past. These could be ancestral, your early life, or even past lives. These can be accessed and addressed within your DNA akashic records. A general energy guideline for accessing the deep buried roots is this: you must have on some level invited the deeper look, you are ready, and the timing is right.

Another part of the New Moon energy opportunity is having flashes of helpful insight about your current life and path ahead. You also may discover that a doorway opens for meeting new people, creating new business partnerships, and having closure with a loved one on the other side. I mention this here because already this month in my 1-1 DNA sessions, clients are receiving messages from departed loved ones – helping with understanding and an ability to let go of hurts and misunderstandings. This alone can be one of the most powerful breakthroughs right now.

Wherever you are in your process now, give yourself the gift of space and presence during this New Moon gateway. Invite a knowing of how you can utilize it in the highest way. Ask your Higher Self to give you clues and also help you in the dream state over the next few days – bringing to your conscious awareness what you need to know.

Trust that in the truest sense, you are never really stuck or blocked. It can feel like that with some issues, yet that’s because you haven’t yet accessed the deepest roots that need to come to light. Know that this is a process, and in the divine orchestration of things, you will see what’s hidden so you can address it and be free.

New Moon in Scorpio: Claim Your Power

Read your sign’s horoscope for the New Moon in Scorpio now

The New Moon in smoldering Scorpio on November 18 sets a dramatic stage for an epic battle between resistance and metamorphosis. The struggle is real, as co-stars (and co-ruling planets of Scorpio) Mars and Pluto square off at the start of this new lunar cycle, intensifying feelings, provoking battles, and triggering ultimatums on global and personal fronts. Mystery and magic hang intoxicatingly heavy in the air at this New Moon, but suspicion, jealousy, and revenge are lurking in the shadows.

Four planets conspiring in the watery realms of Scorpio leave little solid ground to stand on now, prompting the fainthearted to run for the hills. But thanks to a trine from intuitive Chiron in Pisces, this transformational lunation offers limitless potential for healing and growth. The trick is to stop resisting change and instead consciously choose to evolve. The process isn’t pretty, but the possibilities are endless if compassion wins out over fear: painful secrets acknowledged, hearts softened, relationships repaired, trust rebuilt, and faith in humanity restored.

Resist at your own risk

The current planetary intensity can be both empowering and overwhelming — and it’s only human to consider hiding or escaping as a viable option if you hope to avoid drama or sidestep emotional displays. The problem is you can only run for so long, and feelings have a way of catching up with you when you least expect it. Your heart is traveling the seas of seduction and subjectivity now, and you can either decide to go with the flow or you can refuse to swim. But one thing is certain: denial and repression only amplify the power of your buried truth. Whatever is hidden may remain hidden, but secrecy comes with a cost. Isolation keeps you safe but not satisfied. Walls do not let love in.

The call of the phoenix

Shining the light of truth into the dark corners of your subconscious can act as a cathartic emotional detoxification, especially if you acquire awareness and forgiveness on this journey into your soul. Go deep-diving in uncharted waters, exploring all the caves and crevices; face the monsters and angels you encounter with courage and curiosity. Embrace your frailties, fears, and frustrations as you let your feelings wash over you, and give yourself permission and the privacy to cry or scream until you run dry. Confronting your pain opens the doorway to true healing. At the risk of mixing elemental metaphors, you can’t rise from the ashes without a fire.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others, especially when experiencing emotional extremes. Moods are temporary, but your actions and words are permanent. Keep your lifejacket on near this New Moon as a tidal wave of self-analysis can send you down a detour of obsession or self-pity if you forget that your desired destination is personal evolution. The secret is knowing when it’s time to return to the rational realms. Spiritual exploration can be life-altering, but only if you utilize what you learn. Here is a list of potential ideas to get you started on your Scorpio New Moon transformation. Pick one or more to use for your meditation focus or daily affirmation. Make your own list as an exercise to discover what you want to change in your world. Manifestation begins in the mind.

11 New Moon transformations:

– Transform apathy into empathy
– Transform ignorance into knowledge
– Transform anger into ambition
– Transform fear into curiosity
– Transform greed into generosity
– Transform vulnerability into strength
– Transform hate into love
– Transform pain into compassion
– Transform sadness into gratitude
– Transform regret into forgiveness
– Transform dreams into action is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

New Moon Tools

Tarot card for this New Moon:

Ace of Cups

New beginnings, emotional realization, & spiritual opportunity

Crystals for this New Moon:

Aquarmarine (pictured): aids in emotional exploration and encourages spiritual awareness, compassion, and speaking from the heart

Covellite: offers courage and intuition while exploring the shadows of personal mysteries and healing old wounds

Moldavite: a tektite that facilitates transformation and growth is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Your New Moon in Scorpio Horoscopes

By Staff

This passionate Scorpio New Moon offers a not-so-gentle push toward self-examination and personal regeneration. Plant your seeds of intention provided below and then commit every cell of your being to the process of change. Read your sign’s horoscope now:

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

The pull of freedom tugs at you like a kite in the wind at this New Moon, but your heart can’t deny the importance of relationships to your current happiness. You might use anger as a weapon to keep others at a distance, and perhaps it is safer to stay out of the path of your wrath now. Unfortunately, breathing fire at anyone who cares enough to stick around to see if they can help is a self-sabotaging strategy. Stop allowing your fear of intimacy and all its perceived trappings to stand in the way of more meaningful connections. Revealing a secret or a dream enables you to test the emotional waters without getting too wet. Your seeds to plant: vulnerability and compassion

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

It may seem as if the feelings of others are hijacking your plans for the future, but the truth is someone is likely acting as a reflection of you now. You are the first to admit you are not a big fan of swimming in the emotional deep end, especially when a crowd is watching. At this New Moon in Scorpio, drop your stoicism and ask for help if you need it. You don’t have to do anything scary on your own when you have a solid support system in place. Resistance is a waste of energy when there is so much positive change waiting for your embrace. Your seeds to plant: trust and faith

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

Asking a simple question seems like a harrowing challenge around this New Moon as drama simmers just below the surface. You want nothing more than to dance around the tension and keep everyone laughing, but someone may push you over the edge if you remain unwilling to examine your feelings. Reassess your current rituals, routines, and risks to discover where improvements need to be made. Your work is your saving grace as it brings stability and structure to your world. Your seed to plant: healthy patterns

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

You are the most content when you can wear your heart on your sleeve without any hesitation. Demonstrating your affection in a myriad of ways brings you oodles of personal joy at this New Moon in Scorpio. Serenade a lover, paint your feelings, or write a poem for a friend. Expressing your feelings is so much fun you might not notice if you cross the line dividing reality and illusion. Your willingness to show up for others is beautiful, but make sure you feed your insatiable craving for spontaneity and adventure too. Your seed to plant: creative courage

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

No one performs better than you in front of an audience, leaving the crowd chanting for more. But your star power feels disappointingly too weak to engage in the complex emotional drama of this New Moon, and you need to return to your roots for a regenerative boost. Set aside your infamous pride and dig deep to uncover your true feelings. Opening old wounds is easier to do in the company of someone who knows you well. Reveal what is hidden to find the prescription to your future happiness. Your seed to plant: emotional authenticity

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

You feel slightly trapped by everyone’s incessant need to talk about their feelings around this New Moon. You’re clearly unhappy with the emotional noise infiltrating your bandwidth and postponing your productivity. You can run from the intensity, but you can’t hide from your own heart. If you delay that relationship conversation now, you might sadly regret it later. Stop complaining about the irrational logistics of love and listen carefully when others speak their truth. Mastering the fine art of negotiation and compromise is key to creating partnerships that last. Your seed to plant: consistent communication

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Your natural admiration for aesthetics often crosses over into the beauty you see in others. Your affinity for peace leaves you feeling overwhelmed in times of change, and you tend to be uncomfortable with any emotional messiness, especially if it involves you. You may try to deflect the painful issues by focusing on material possessions or financial gains, but money can’t buy you love or heal your heart. Look in the mirror of your relationships to see where you lost your way. Your confidence rebounds when you align your actions with your intentions. Your seed to plant: own your feelings

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You are tapping into a vast pool of emotional energy at this New Moon in your sign, inspiring you to dance with all the colors in a wide spectrum of possibilities. Your intuition is plugged into a cosmic connection and your insights are otherworldly as you strive to create a personal masterpiece. A complete metamorphosis is occurring, but you must keep learning and growing during the process. Resisting change is natural with your Fixed nature but you will only impede your destiny. This kind of rebirthing takes time, but the beautiful butterfly you will become requires trusting the process. Your seed to plant: personal evolution

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

You might try to convince anyone who will listen that emotions are overrated and it’s actions that really count. Your strategy is to brush off any pain or regret with laughter and a philosophical shrug. But burying your feelings or cavalierly tossing your hopes aside will only cause wounds to fester below the surface now. Explore your personal history and search your dreams for clues to your pain. Reflective solitude is key to learning the lessons of your past, but practicing compassion opens the doorway to healing your heart. Your seeds to plant: kindness and forgiveness

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your spiritual foundation is a source of strength near this New Moon as you re-examine your place in the community. There is a practical purpose to your soul-searching as you ask yourself some difficult questions. What compensation do you receive from others versus the goods you supply in return? Does it feel like an energetically fair and equitable exchange? Whether you end up renegotiating an arrangement or renewing it without any fuss can only be answered with honest dialogue and serious consideration. Power struggles are unnecessary when everyone agrees to play by the same rules. Your seeds to plant: integrity and awareness

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Your professional ambitions are pushing you to excel at every endeavor you undertake, casting you in a favorable light in the public eye. Destiny is calling at this New Moon in Scorpio, and it’s your turn to step into a leadership role. Letting go of any conflicting illusions and preconceived assumptions regarding personal prosperity enables you to make money doing what your heart loves. You don’t have to suffer to follow your dreams, but you do need to passionately believe in the intrinsic value of your work. Your seed to plant: unwavering confidence

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

More, more, more is the song playing on your intergalactic radio at this New Moon, and you can’t help but turn up the volume as you hum along. You are passionate to the nth degree as you envision all the potential places you wish to explore and all the knowledge you hope to acquire. Your outrageously amazing ideas are overwhelming to everyone except you now, as you work on manifesting your dreams in your future reality. Wandering off on an emotional journey could take you down an unexpected path of healing, so there’s no need to worry if you forget your map. Your seed to plant: infinite possibilities

Content written by Morgan Friday is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

This Weekend’s Love Horoscope: It’s Complicated

Your love horoscope for the weekend of November 17-19

Your head and heart are buzzing this weekend! On Friday Mercury will be at a positive angle to Mars, which is currently in Libra, the sign of relationships. You can see possibilities for your love life now that you may have been unable to see before. With a little hope and self-reflection, you have an opportunity to overcome old patterns or and find new hope for the future of your love life.

The power to make changes gets even stronger on Saturday, when the New Moon happens in Scorpio, the sign of deep reflection, intimacy, and transformation. This is an incredible time to delve into your own feelings about love and what you give to and receive from others. The New Moon represents the beginning of a fresh cycle, and gives you the chance to see yourself and your love life from a new perspective. Just don’t let the Moon’s irritating run-in with Uranus take over your feelings! Allow the fierce and calculating energy of Scorpio to flow through you and keep you focused.

On Sunday, Mars butts heads with Pluto, the planet of power and control. You may get roped into a power struggle or stalemate with your lover that makes you feel frustrated or stuck. You may even feel that the positive changes you have just been inspired to make hit an immediate wall. The best way to overcome conflict is to be open and communicate the changes you want to see happen in your relationships. The Moon has moved into Sagittarius by Sunday, and if you embrace the optimism and hope of this sign, you can drive away from problems and toward solutions. is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Scorpio Love Compatibility: Intense, Jealous, and Magnetic

Calculate the romantic potential of each zodiac sign with Scorpio

As a deeply emotional and passionate sign, your ideal partnership is with a fellow Water sign who can match your intense levels of intimacy. Sensitive Water signs like Pisces has the depth to nurture your soul, while frustrating Fire types like Leo will make you feel out of control.

Scorpio and Aries

With such passion in each of your signs, it seems like Aries and Scorpio would make a good match. You both have a great deal of willpower and courage, but there are differences. You deal with powerful emotions by holding them in. Rams, on the other hand, have a shorter fuse and are prone to big explosions and fits of impatience. Aries’ short temper and your resentful and sometimes unforgiving personality can mix like oil and water. The good news? All of that intensity you both feel will make for red-hot desire … when you’re not fighting.


Scorpio and Taurus

Taurus is secure and dependable, and you’ll be happy to have someone who is so trustworthy. Bulls are your exact opposite zodiac sign, and in this case, opposites really do attract. While some signs are scared off by your intense emotions, this sign loves to be on the receiving end of them. The two of you spoil each other and enjoy it. All is not hearts and rainbows between you two, though. You both want the upper hand in the relationship. When power struggles inevitably happen, you both make worthy adversaries, and the resulting emotional meltdown will not be pretty.

Scorpio and Gemini

While Gemini is fascinated by a trail of hot, bubbling lava, you want to know what’s fueling the volcano. Brainy Geminis appreciate your thirst for knowledge, and they’ll enjoy sharing ideas and debating issues with you … until they realize they’ll never win. It’s not that you’re smarter, it’s that they’re no match for your intensity. In fact, you just may scare the heck out of them. You just may be too serious for a flighty Gemini, and they might be too flirtatious for a jealous Scorpio. Making this relationship work won’t be easy.

Scorpio and Cancer

Scorpio and Cancer are both emotional Water signs, but you tend to hold in your feelings for different reasons. You know that your emotions are powerful and intense, and you consciously tone them down so you won’t scare people. Cancers, on the other hand, keep their feelings to themselves because they’re afraid others won’t love them if they know too much. If you can gain a Crab’s trust, they’ll feel more comfortable opening up. One thing is certain: This won’t be a short-lived affair.

Scorpio and Leo

Leos are outgoing and flashy, often grabbing the limelight away from less showy signs. You want to be respected and recognized for your accomplishments, and if your Leo steals attention away from you, you’ll find it unbearable. Scorpio and Leo are both Fixed signs, which means you can both be stubborn when you want to be — and you often do. This isn’t an impossible relationship, but it will require a lot of compromise and acceptance on both sides. If you can pull it off, you’ll both be rewarded with a loving, loyal partner who is in it for the long haul.

Scorpio and Virgo

Virgos are more analytical and practical, and you tend to be more emotional and raw. If you can both learn to accept the qualities that make you different, you will have a deep respect for each other. You can bring your Virgo into a world of increased feeling and passion, and you might learn how to be more logical and rational from them. Romantically, you’re both too hot for many people to handle. Although Virgos seem cool and detached, they can focus passion like a laser. If they shine that light of love in your direction, you two can have a long-lasting, happy relationship.


Scorpio and Libra

A Libra can teach Scorpio how to find the perfect balance between head and heart — if you can get past your differences. Libras approach life intellectually, while you see everything through the filter of your emotions. While Libra uses language and actions, you feel things intensely without finding it necessary to verbalize them. Together you can share a deep and abiding trust for each other. If you allow your partner to instruct you on the finer things in life, you’ll be rewarded with a greater appreciation for beauty. Your Libra, on the other hand, will be rewarded with a sincere and lasting love.

Scorpio and Scorpio

When you meet another Scorpio, you may not like each other at first. In fact, you’ll probably dislike each other. You can be mirrors to each other, and you may not like seeing yourself so closely. You’ll be deeply attracted to each other — not that either of you know any other way to be attracted. You may be astounded by how intense you are when seen through another Scorpio’s eyes. At times, the emotions will be so extreme that you’ll both need to step away from the relationship, getting some fresh air from new people or experiences.

Scorpio and Sagittarius

You’re easily attracted to, and inspired by, a Sagittarian’s confidence and love of adventure. Chemistry may not be enough to make up for your fundamental differences, though. You follow your gut, while your Archer just shoots from the hip. You instinctively know if a plan is going to work or not, and your partner is likely to ignore your objections to follow an idea he or she is excited about. Sagittarius also avoids dealing with anything negative at all costs, which might be a problem for someone who needs to process every emotion — good or bad.

Scorpio and Capricorn

Like you, Capricorns tend to be reserved. For you, it’s a trust issue. For a Goat, it’s about doing what’s right. You see, Capricorns feel that sharing feelings is inappropriate a lot of the time. Because you have a similar demeanor, you have great respect for each other’s personal space, giving each other room to process things on your own terms. Don’t let your Goat’s cool exterior fool you, though. Once your partner learns the steps, he or she will dance with wild abandon. And the best part? Your Capricorn will always let you lead.

Scorpio and Aquarius

Scorpios value privacy, and would rather enjoy the comfort of home than venture out into uncharted territory. Aquarians, on the other hand, need to be out and around people. This difference alone may stop this relationship in its tracks before it even leaves the station. To add insult to injury, you’re both stubborn Fixed signs, and your possessive and jealous nature can make Aquarius feel smothered. So why even bother? Because if you can give each other the space to be who you are without judgment, it will totally be worth it, that’s why.

Scorpio and Pisces

Pisces and Scorpio are both water signs, which means you’re both intensely emotional. While you tend to spend a lot of time processing your emotions, Fishes are more interested in other people’s feelings. Your Pisces is sensitive and compassionate, and can sooth your outbursts with their kind heart. If those outbursts are directed at him or her, however, they can be easily wounded. If you can be more sensitive to your partner’s feelings, and if they can toughen up just a little bit, this can be a match that makes both of your dreams come true. is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, November 17th




The first half of the day stirs up productive mental energy, dear Aries. You are motivated to pursue a learning endeavor or further a mental interest. Conversations with a partner or special friend can be super helpful, encouraging, and motivating. You are attracting strong, competent, and loyal friends to you now. This is a time for putting ideas into action, sharing thoughts and beliefs, and strengthening alliances through communication. Tend to important errands and demands that are likely to arise today so that you can free yourself up for more adventurous and fulfilling activities. However, save brand new beginnings for another time since today’s Moon is Balsamic and tomorrow’s New Moon may reveal further information or interests. As well, watch for some tendencies for impatient decisions or actions. Someone may make you feel a little claustrophobic.



The day is good for supporting others through practical help, or for being on the receiving end of such help, dear Taurus. It’s also a strong time for work and research, as you can feel more motivated than usual to get answers! You might become more aware of the need to take charge of health and fitness matters. Even so, there can be some hesitation experienced now if you feel caged in. Aim to recognize a need for change. There is a New Moon occurring tomorrow morning that marks the beginning of a cycle, making it appropriate to wind down today as you end the previous cycle. It can be a good time for tying up loose ends with work for many of you.



This morning is good for tackling difficult problems or taking on a mental challenge, dear Gemini. You are very willing to act on your ideas, and although you’re self-motivated now, a partner or special someone can be encouraging as well, and this is much appreciated! While there can be a somewhat jagged or hectic pace at times today, you’re seeing the bigger picture and are more able than usual to hone in on your priorities. You’re also quick to get to the point. In fact, you can be a little impatient with beating around the bush today. The Moon is Balsamic today, which means a lunar phase cycle is coming to an end. Tomorrow’s New Moon sets you on a new path, particularly related to work or health, and today, take things easy.



You could feel quite driven to put an idea into action or to pursue a line of thought today, dear Cancer, especially if it’s related to family, home, health, and work. This can be a time of organizing or reorganizing. You find it easier to get through things quickly and efficiently, perhaps because you’re very decided and certain. Illuminating conversations can be had at your workplace or through people you deal with on a daily basis. The day can hold some surprises, however, largely work-related or related to responsibilities, but do your best to stay on track. A New Moon will occur tomorrow morning, and this means that today is better for working on in-progress projects rather than beginning brand new ventures.



Today, you can put a creative spin on whatever you’re doing, dear Leo, and decisions tend to be quick but practical as well. You’re inclined to say it like it is now, and for the most part, it’s going over well. It’s a great time to take care of business or get clarity on a matter. However, it’s best not to put brand new ideas into action since the Moon is Balsamic today. Interests and insights can change in a few days. A dilemma could have you torn between venturing out or getting the rest you need today. However, as the day advances today, it’s best to take it easy with a New Moon occurring tomorrow morning.




Energy levels are good this morning, dear Virgo, and you are assertive in a healthy way, willing to take the lead to get things done, but also conscious of others’ input and needs. It’s a good time for solving problems at home or with business, especially. You’re likely to feel hopeful and optimistic feelings revolving around work matters and living conditions. This is a good time to work on a budget or to talk about finances and strategies. You’re quick to get to a point. However, if you’ve been doing too much, you’ll feel the resultant tension later today. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to get back into a positive and determined frame of mind. As well, the Moon is Balsamic which means a cycle is ending, making way for the New Moon tomorrow that’s sure to stir up new interests and focus.



This is a good time for personal magnetism and influence, dear Libra. It may be something you say or do that magnetizes opportunities to you. It’s a good day for making a proposal or presenting an idea especially. You’re quick to put a plan into action and not inclined to mull things over very much at the moment, and this feels good. However, there may be some tension in your interactions, such as a temporary disruption that has to do with a need for change that you haven’t yet fully acknowledged. Recognizing this is the most critical step towards resolving problems now. Even with some surprise elements to the day, this is a beautiful period for resolving conflicts generally speaking, and particularly for putting something to rest. A Balsamic Moontoday favors looking back and winding down instead of working yourself up and starting something brand new.



This morning is strong for healing activities, dear Scorpio, as you are drawn to activities that are regenerative in nature. It’s a good time for gaining new information through study and observation. You can more easily focus your mind and prioritize. You’re ready to take on intellectual challenges and your problem-solving skills are above par, especially related to money, talents, and emotions. Tricky issues or ideas can be tackled now with greater ease. Communications with others are energetic and forward-looking. You may be dealing with some uncertainty, change, or chaos related to schedules, work, or health, but you’re likely to get back on track quickly.The Moon is Balsamic which points to the need to wind down as the day advances. Do so, if possible! A New Moon will occur in your sign tomorrow morning, and a new energetic cycle that’s all about you will begin. Brand new beginnings should be saved for later since the New Moon can act as a “reset” button on some levels.



You’ll find it quite pleasantly straightforward to make a friend or to enjoy a current friendship today, dear Sagittarius. Express yourself and stay flexible — be spontaneous if you feel right about something in your heart. This can be a time for lending someone a hand or acting upon an idea with much satisfaction. A hurried pace may threaten to disrupt the flow, but you’re resilient now and quick to bounce back. As the day advances, aim to slow right down for best results. A New Moon will occur tomorrow morning, motivating you to begin clearing the decks to make room for new growth and developments. Look for ways to simplify your life now, mainly by bringing habits and attitudes that are no longer serving you well to an end.



You’re optimistic and ready to put ideas into motion today, dear Capricorn. Still, this is a better time to let go than take on, to sell than buy, not just with money! A Balsamic Moon points to the end of a lunar cycle, such that winding things down makes sense. Even so, you’re poised to get a lot done now, and that’s great. You are motivated to fulfill your duties, and then some, and the positive feedback only serves to encourage you further. You may effectively read between the lines, draw upon past experience, or uncover information now that helps you advance. As quickly as the day may demand your attention, taking time to center yourself will be appropriate. There may be a minor conflict between the need to attend to family or personal matters and the desire to keep other connections and relationships alive. Even so, it’s relatively easy to focus your mind and get back on track.



This is a time for expressing yourself with confidence and verve, dear Aquarius. You can be a little more assertive than usual in effective rather than aggressive ways. Grab any opportunity that arises now that pulls you out of your usual routine and adds a dash of adventure to your life. Problem-solving or active involvement with a friend or group can figure strongly. The desire to talk, share your experiences, and open up to others is strong. Watch, however, for impatience now. The Moon is Balsamictoday. A New Moon tomorrow morning will serve as a reset button on some level, with new beginnings possible along career and long-term goal lines. Today is more appropriate for winding down than starting fresh.



You have the stamina and energy to accomplish a lot this morning, dear Pisces, although later today, it’s best to tone things down. There is a focus on treating one another fairly and on straightforward communication. Your x-ray vision is high this morning, which is useful for business moves or strategies for general life direction and next steps. You don’t want to waste time on roundabout conversations. It’s rather easy to drum up support for what you’re doing and saying today. Later today, you may want to settle in and take extra time for your intuition to kick in with a New Moon occurring tomorrow that marks the beginning of a new cycle.



If You Were Born on Friday, November 17

This is an excellent period for enjoying new opportunities, experiences, and perspectives, as well as wonderful social or love opportunities. Your faith increases and you seek out more meaning from your life. You’re in good shape for

 staying on track and meeting your responsibilities as well. Useful contacts can be made during this period. Your love or social life comes alive this year.

If You Were Born Today, November 17

Although you have a talent for communicating, you are not an open book. Your personality is vibrant, and others notice you wherever you go. As emotional as you are, you prefer to present the strong side of your personality to others. You may readily discuss your personal past, but you are not one to whine about your life. You do have an interesting life story, no doubt about it, as you tend to attract change and even crisis into your life with your controlled yet powerful emotions. Your life is far from static, likely because your personality is very dynamic. Famous people born today: Danny DeVito, Grace Abbott, Martin Scorsese, Lauren Hutton, Gordon Lightfoot, Rock Hudson, Lorne Michaels.

Get a Jump On Tomorrow……

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, November 18th




The New Moon that occurs today increases your awareness of the preciousness of life now, and this can lead to a new resolution to reach out more often to others and to take better care of yourself going forward. Quitting bad habits is best done in the days before a New Moon, and starting new long-term programs is best attempted in the week following a New Moon. Now that you’re beginning a new cycle, it’s a good idea to set a plan in motion that focuses on improving emotional health and wellness. You might decide to start a counseling program, pay particular attention to an important person or project in your life, or work on gaining new independence from debilitating debts. This is a time when forgiving others for slights can serve you well. Even so, as the day moves forward, there can be a tendency to lock heads with others, to instigate, or to attempt to force a matter with Mars and Pluto nearing a square aspect. Resentments might surface, but this also gives you the chance to see what anger or hurt you’re holding onto.



The New Moon occurring this morning favors a fresh start in a relationship over the coming weeks, dear Taurus, and supports your social life in general. You’re in particularly good form in negotiations, counseling, marriage, or business partnerships. A new agreement or understanding, whether explicit or not, with a partner or friend can boost your spirits tremendously now. You’re in a strong position for making, renewing, or improving relationships. However, later today, obsessive behavior is something to be on the lookout for. There is a tendency to dwell on a negative emotion or difficult topics or to dig in your heels on an issue that gets you into a state of frustration with someone close to you. This can be especially true for those who are working today, but the dilemma or stand-off might also revolve around a routine or work matter.



The New Moon occurring this morning brings the potential for a new beginning, dear Gemini, particularly in the areas of work, health, diet, fitness, and habits. It’s a great time for making improvements to these areas with a take-charge, fresh, and focused attitude. The Sun and Venus have been turning your attention to your working life and routines recently, and now the New Moon pulls it all together and motivates you to put everything into order. The weeks ahead are favorable for beginning new health regimes and routines and for paying particular attention to your work. However, as the day moves forward, you may be dwelling on something if it’s not going exactly your way, and power plays are possible, particularly likely with a child, love interest, or intimate partner. If you face resistance, it might be best to adjust expectations or let go of something even temporarily. Certainly, this is a time for seeing areas of your life where you’re too attached for your own good.



The New Moon occurring this morning is particularly favorable for you, dear Cancer, bringing powerful yet easy energy for self-expression, fun dalliances, creative pursuits, and romantic matters in the coming weeks. There can be improvements to your romantic life and possibly a new beginning. You can focus on injecting a spirit of whimsy into your life and more confidence into your creative pursuits and hobbies. You are more aware of your need to entertain, be entertained, celebrate, enjoy, and share yourself with others. You are likely to attract positive attention from others now. As the day advances, tensions can mount, especially if others seem to be resisting or standing in your way. People may be seen as especially demanding, or you might be expecting a lot from others. People shouldn’t have to follow another person’s script, so watch for this. Also, try to let go a little if you’re holding onto a rigid idea of what you want.



This morning’s New Moon gives you an extra charge of energy, dear Leo, and changes and improvements may be necessary as you reorganize your personal life, or shuffle around your priorities. Family and home-related activities can thrive now. There could be a previously neglected area of your life that now seems essential to revisit. New or improved living conditions, the beginning of a new project on or in the home, or a renewed family connection can be expressions of this energy. With Mars in your communications sector since October 22nd, you’re more passionate about your ideas and personal interests, as well as with your communications. However, at times this passion can border on obsession, and later today as Mars and Pluto form a square, this is an even stronger possibility. Watch that you’re not holding on so tightly to a specific belief or point of view that it begins to cause you troubles and frustration.



There has been increased emphasis on busy work, errands, connecting, and learning these days, dear Virgo, and this morning’s New Moon brings all of this together. You’re excited about projects or news now. You might have a major project to work on, a new line of study you’re interested in, or a new goal for connecting with people around you, and this New Moon helps you to focus on achieving what you want and need to do. Mars in your solar second house for weeks now has increased your desire to better yourself or your life, as well as your confidence to do so. Mars’ square to Pluto can stimulate the shadow side of Mars tonight and tomorrow, however, leading to impatience, brusqueness, and unnecessary conflict or tension. As the day progresses, you can experience some frustration over personal finances, values, and ideas that seem to conflict with those of someone in your life, or that stimulate fears. This is a time for seeing unhealthy attachments.



This morning’s New Moon has a way of reminding you of your practical priorities, dear Libra. In the coming weeks, you’re in a superior position for taking charge of your finances, business, and sense of security. Stability, safety, respect, and physical comforts are in focus. There can be essential discoveries about your earning potential and your attachment to material things. Also today, a Mars-Pluto square is brewing. While it’s exact tomorrow morning, it’s in influence today as well. Mars in your sign since October 22nd has boosted your confidence and inspired you to take charge of your life as well as to take action on pursuing your personal goals and plans. This can work wonderfully well for you at times, but with Mars under duress today, you might struggle with how to manage excess energy efficiently, and experience some impatience, pride, and misdirected anger. Make it your goal not to make a mountain out of a molehill.



The New Moon occurring this morning is in your sign, dear Scorpio, and it offers exceptional opportunities to make positive changes in your life now and in the coming weeks. You are especially noticed and respected during this period. It’s time to reinvent yourself in some personal way, such as with a new look or manner of expressing and presenting yourself. Commitments to improvements related to mind, body, and spirit are in focus now. You are independent, feel freer, and more authentic to your nature in your self-expression. Discover what it is you truly want for yourself and then go for it! Keep in mind, however, that a Mars-Pluto square is influencing the day and the New Moon, and while it can be a powerful driving force, it requires sensitive handling. Something can get you all riled up, and if this is the case, use frustration or anger to motivate you to improve something in your life that’s truly helpful for you rather than waste time on resentment.



The New Moon this morning inspires a strong need for rest and replenishment, dear Sagittarius. Now and in the coming weeks, you’ll be doing some soul-searching or taking care of spiritual needs and mental health more attentively. Your private life and inner world assume more importance in the weeks ahead. As the day advances, you could run into some difficulties as you meet stubbornness and rigidity of thought. For some of you, there may be an issue surrounding values, money, or questions of ownership and boundaries that can easily cross the line and turn into power games or other forms of manipulation. Try not to hold on so tightly to your methods or approach that you push others away or make them feel crossed over. Ultimately, any anger or frustration that emerges today can point you in the right direction as to what needs healing and resolution.



The New Moon this morning serves to reinvigorate your social life, dear Capricorn, or your feeling of connectedness with others and hopes for the future. The chance to begin anew is with you in the coming weeks regarding making contacts, networking, formulating long-term goals, and connecting with your community. It’s a fabulous time to strengthen ties with friends or a group or for taking on a project in collaboration with others. There might even be some drama in your social life that shakes things up and leads to changes. As the day progresses, there is a tendency to become so focused on a matter that you fail to see other options. This works out fine if you use it to push forward a productive goal, or if you pour your passion into something that truly needs undivided attention, but if you’re dwelling on a matter that is not yet ready to push forward, then problems can ensue. Try to let go of issues that truly aren’t progressing today, and wait for a better time to pour your energy into these things.



The New Moon this morning can push long-term goals and performance to the top of your priority list for the coming weeks, dear Aquarius. You have the power to reshape your reputation and professional goals in beneficial ways now. New or renewed business plans and objectives take form going forward. You can be feeling reinvigorated and excited about where you’re headed now. There can be substantial changes in your life when it comes to your own influence or authority, or with authority figures in your life, as well as status or reputation. As today progresses, a Mars-Pluto aspect comes more strongly into influence, and there is a tendency to fixate or dwell on a topic even if it’s not working for you, and perhaps even if it’s frustrating you immensely! Aim to let something go long enough to gain perspective. Alternatively, you may need a push or a rush of frustration to motivate you to make a significant change, but do keep in mind that there is a real tendency to blow things out of proportion today.



The New Moon this morning works in harmony with your sign, dear Pisces. This lunation offers you opportunities to move outside of your routine — and to feel reenergized and motivated as a result — in the coming weeks. This is a time for feeding your mind and spirit. There may be opportunities to broaden your horizons through travel, education, or other forms of adventure and life experience. New avenues for getting out and about may open to you. As today progresses, we get closer to a Mars-Pluto square that tends to bring up buried frustration or anger, however. One of the problems with this aspect is that you not only see problems you dwell on them far too long. What starts as a passionate feeling about something or someone could quickly turn into an obsession or a power struggle. Treat this as an opportunity to understand where you’re overly attached and try to keep a healthy sense of proportion.


Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Chariot

The Chariot is the representation of Victory and the personality traits required to attain victory. The Chariot indicates self-awareness and control. Courage—the ability to overcome fear and confront the unknown head on–is a primary ingredient of any victorious campaign and is denoted by the Chariot. So too is force of will. Often success is as much the product of will power and a refusal to surrender as it is anything else. The Chariot also represents the healthy personality of someone who believes in themselves; someone who can take control of the situation and bring events to a positive end. His successes come in competition with others.

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today


Fortune represents that aspect of life that is directed by forces and events we may not understand or even be aware of. In short, Fortune deals with chance—those occurrences that manage to alter even the most structured of lives, usurp man’s “best laid plans.” While the effects of Fortune are unpredictable, the outcome is always change; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Our path through life is never a ride down a perfectly straight highway. Sometimes we may even experience hairpin turns or complete reversals of direction. Fortune is strong reminder that despite our plans, the Universe has its own agenda from which we cannot escape participation.


Your Daily Rune for Friday, November 17th

Your Rune For Today 

Dagaz represents the fresh light of a new day. You are close to making a breakthrough. You have the will to change whatever you deem necessary. You may see the world with absolute clarity at this time.

Your Daily MahJong Tile
November 17, 2017 

 Wan 2
Symbol: Sword

The Sword tile indicates a decision must be made before attainment of your goals can be reached


Your Charm for November 18th

The Frog

Today’s Meaning:
The frog represents good health, physically and emotionally. This aspect shall remain in a good light as long as you maintain good health.

General Description:
This is an old Roman Amulet but the charm dates from prehistoric times. The Frog was the emblem of He gt, the Egyptian goddess of abundance fruitfulness, fertility and plenty. From Egypt these myths spread and similar goddesses were worshiped under different names — Ishtar in Assyria, Belita in Babylonia, Al-ital in Arabia, Aphrodite in Greece, Venus in Rome. The Frog, cut in amber, is a popular talisman. In Italy Greece and Turkey, it is still worn to bring good health, prosperity, and abundance of all the good things of this earth.

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of Buddha

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.

A Little Humor for Your Day


12 Exercises Nobody Needs

  • Jumping to conclusions
  • Running around in circles
  • Wading through paperwork
  • Pushing your luck
  • Passing the buck
  • Throwing your weight around
  • Jumping on the bandwagon
  • Spinning your wheels
  • Dragging your heels
  • Adding fuel to the fire
  • Climbing the walls
  • Grasping at straws





We of the Old Religion have our own particular compact with our deities that charges simply, “An it harm none, do as ye will.”

And our gods do not despise us for being human but delight in our celebrations of life and love. We are ageless souls, only for awhile within bodies – merely visitors upon this plane.

We are brothers to the gods and only temporarily cousins to the ape, and our lives belong to us, not to this world nor to its earthly governors.

We are not doomed to shame and decay; not lost; not indentured to perish with earthly manifestations; not disposed to eternal misery for any past or present lapses of courage or wisdom.

We are as children in the school of life who must learn our lessons, on life at a time, before we graduate.

Our lives span the march of time, striving upward, subordinate only to our individual probity and growth.

But in this mortal life, greedy, trivial hierophants and mundane rulers have perpetrated a fraud upon humanity.

They have purloined for profit and temporal power, our legitimate heritage, and that of all society, and have substituted for it shame, despair, and fear,inventing evil deities to terrify and to constrain mankind from the exercise of his own native conscience.

Still we take our uncertain portion time and again, joining with the species on this plane, only to meet with earthly disunity and distress;bonly to be told by bogus, uncelestial shepherds that we are deficientvand fundamentally iniquitous; constantly rebuked that our natural birthright is insubstantial or even sinful, and that we must cleave to the pious injunctions of reigning mortals, no matter how oppressive or suffer beyond measurable time, yearning for some mythical golden glory just out of reach, but somehow never quite worthy of it.

That is the apocryphal hell and the fabled satan; they are of mortal creation; they are now, not in some remote bye-and-bye; and those who choose to believe in them perpetuate them in this earth. But nevertheless, by sublime design, despite narrowness, folly or fear, we all, each and every one, possess this wondrous legacy:

that each of us sustains a singular covenant with the cosmic, in that the soul is and ever was, one with the universe, conducting itself in concordance with the absolute. And whatever paths it may walk, or whichever faith it may follow, on sojourn at a time, each shall as a consequence of that oneness, and attuning with its destiny, eventually return on its own to its source to again be part of that totality, atoned, aware and unshackled.


The Witches Digest for Friday, November 17th (The Witches Guide to Fridays)

The Witches Digest for Friday, November 17th

(The Witches Guide to Fridays)

Today is Friday, November 17th


Friday is the day of Venus. It takes it name from Frigg, the Goddess of love and transformation. She rules the spiritual side of a person that manifests in the physical. Because of this, Friday is often thought of as dangerously unpredictable. This is expressed in an old East Anglian adage:


Friday’s day will have its trick
The fairest or foulest day of the week.


Deity: Frigg

Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Libra

Planet: Venus

Tree: Apple

Herb: Vervain

Stone: Sapphire/Chrsolite

Animal: Bull/Serpent

Element: Earth

Color: Yellow/Violet

Number: 7

Rune: Peorth(P)


Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal(Reed) – October 28 – November 24

Runic Half-Month of Nyd – November 13 – November 27

Goddess of the Month of Cailleach/Samhain – October 31 – November 27



The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

Friday–The Day of Freya


In the stories of the gods and goddesses of the Angles and Saxons we find two goddesses, Frigga, the wife of Odin and queen of the gods, and Freya, the Goddess of Love. Some people think that Friday was named after Frigga, and others that it was Freya’s day. Since very similar stories are told of each of them, it is quite probable that they were really the same person. The Roman name for the day was Dies Veneris, the day of Venus, who, it will be remembered, was the Goddess of Love, and so corresponded to Freya. The modern French name is taken from the Latin and is vendredi.


Frigga was the Goddess of the Clouds, and, when she was not with her husband Odin, spent her time in spinning clouds. Her spinning-wheel was studded with jewels, and at night could be seen in the sky as the constellation to which the Romans gave the name of Orion’s Belt, as we have seen in the story of Orion.


Frigga was also the Goddess of Spring, and as such was known as Eastre, whom we have already mentioned as giving us the word Easter.


Freya, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, like the Venus of the Romans, received a great welcome when she came to the home of the gods, and was given a special kingdom called Folk Meadow, where was a vast hall known as the Hall of Many Seats. Here she received half of those slain in battle, the other half being entertained by Odin, as we have seen.


Freya is depicted as having blue eyes and golden hair, and often as wearing a robe of feathers, which enabled her to fly through the air like a bird.


The goddess is said to have married Odur, who was probably Odin under another name. Odur once had occasion to leave Freya and travel over the world, and the goddess was broken-hearted at his departure. Her tears fell among the rocks and were changed to gold, while some which fell into the sea were transformed into amber. All nature mourned with her: the trees shed their leaves, the grass withered, and the flowers drooped their heads. At last Freya in her distress set out to find her husband, and, passing through many lands, where her golden tears were afterwards found, came to the sunny south, and there overtook the wandering Odur. As the lovers returned, the fields and the flowers rejoiced with them. The frost and snow fled before them, and the earth became green again as they passed.


“And Freya next came nigh, with golden tears;
The loveliest Goddess she in Heaven, by all
Most honour’d after Frea, Odin’s wife.
Her long ago the wandering Odur took
To mate, but left her to roam distant lands;
Since then she seeks him, and weeps tears of gold.”


This story, of course, reminds us of Ceres and Persephone, and is only another fanciful explanation of summer and winter.


Freya was the proud possessor of a dazzling necklace of gold, which had been made by the dwarfs, and which she wore night and day. On one occasion only did she lend the necklace, when Thor, disguised as Freya, went to the land of the giants to recover his hammer, which had been stolen by the Giant Thrym. Loki, by borrowing Freya’s robe of feathers and flying over the country of the giants, had discovered the thief, but had also found that Thrym would only return the hammer on condition that Freya would become his wife. When Freya heard of the giant’s presumption, she became greatly enraged, and vowed that she would never leave her beloved Odur and go to live in that dreary and desolate land of cold. Heimdall, the guardian of the bridge Bifrost, then suggested that Thor should go to Thrym disguised as Freya, in company with Loki disguised as Freya’s attendant. The gods at last allowed themselves to be persuaded, and Thor, having borrowed Freya’s clothes and necklace and wearing a thick veil, set out with Loki, who was dressed as a handmaiden. On reaching the giant’s palace, they were welcomed by Thrym, who was delighted at the success of his plan, and who led them to the banqueting hall, where a great feast was held. At the end of the feast, Thrym ordered the famous hammer to be brought in, and he himself laid it in his bride’s lap as a marriage gift. Thor’s hand immediately closed over the hammer, and in a few moments Thrym and all the guests invited to the wedding feast lay dead.


Freya was greatly relieved to have her necklace returned in safety, but the evil Loki, attracted by its wonderful beauty, determined to steal it. One night the god, by changing himself into a fly, succeeded in entering Freya’s palace. He then resumed his own shape, and, creeping stealthily to Freya’s bed, gently removed the necklace from the goddess’s neck. The watchful Heimdall, however, had heard Loki’s footsteps, and, looking in the direction of the Folk Meadow, became a witness of the theft. He at once set off in pursuit of Loki, and, overtaking him, drew his sword and was about to kill the thief, when Loki changed himself into a flame. Heimdall immediately changed himself into a cloud, and sent down a shower of rain to put out the fire. Loki then took the form of a bear, and opened his mouth to catch the water. Heimdall also took the form of a bear and attacked Loki, who, finding that he was being overpowered, changed himself yet again, into a seal. Heimdall followed suit, and fought again with Loki, and at length compelled him to give up the necklace, which was returned to Freya.


On another occasion Freya was sought by one of the giants, and it was only by the cunning of Loki and by an act of bad faith on the part of the gods that she was saved. The gods, ever anxious lest the giants should invade Asgard, decided to build a stronghold which would prove impregnable. They received an offer from a stranger, who was willing to undertake the work in return for the sun, the moon, and the goddess Freya. By Loki’s advice they accepted the offer on condition that he should complete the work in one winter, aided only by his horse. To the surprise of the gods the stranger agreed to these conditions, and with the help of his horse, which could haul the heaviest stone, set to work. The gods, who at first felt sure that their conditions had made the task impossible, were alarmed to find as time went on that the stranger was working so quickly that it seemed certain that he would be able to keep his promise. The gods on their side had no intention whatever of keeping their promise, since they could not possibly part with the sun and the moon and the Goddess of Love, and they angrily pointed out to Loki that since it was he who had got them into this difficulty, he must find some way out of it. Loki replied that the gods need have no fear, for with his usual cunning he had thought of a plan whereby the stranger might be made to forfeit his reward. On the last day, when only one stone remained to be dragged into position, Loki changed himself into a horse, and, trotting out from the forest, neighed loudly to attract the attention of the stranger’s horse. Tired of his continual labour and longing for freedom and rest, the horse broke free from its load and galloped after Loki. The stranger, after pursuing it vainly through the forest, at last made his way to Asgard, and, full of anger at the trick which had been played upon him, took on his real shape, for he was a frost-giant, and was about to attack the gods when Thor hurled his hammer at him and killed him.


Frey, the god mentioned in the story of Loki and Sif’s golden hair, was Freya’s brother. He was the God of the Fields, and sacrifices were made to him for the crops. In the early spring his wooden image was driven in a chariot through the countryside, in order that he might bless the fields and bring a fruitful harvest: Frey, as we have seen, became the possessor of a ship which could travel over land and sea, and though large enough to contain all the gods, yet could be folded up like a cloth, and he also possessed a boar with golden bristles. The god often rode on this boar, which was swifter than a horse, and was no doubt a symbol of the sun, which ripened the crops. We find the same idea of sunshine in Frey’s flashing sword, which fought of its own accord as soon as it was drawn from its sheath.


The month of the Angles and Saxons which begins just before our Christmas was sacred to both Frey and Thor, and it was customary at that time, as we have already mentioned, to bind a huge wooden wheel with straw, and, setting fire to it, to roll it down a hill. The wheel was a symbol of the sun, which at that time began to chase away the winter. At this time, too, was held a great feast to all the gods, and the chief meat eaten was a boar’s head, in honour of Frey. The missionaries who first brought Christianity to the Northmen, finding this feast was of great importance and was celebrated by all the people, did not try to do away with it. Instead, they changed it from a heathen to a Christian festival by putting Christ in the place of the Norse gods, and calling it the Feast or Mass of Christ. A similar change was made, it will be remembered, in the case of the Easter festival, held in honour of Eastre or Frigga, the wife of Odin.

Ritual Influences for Friday, November 17th

Friday Venus

Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Incense: Saffron, Verbena

Wood: Myrtle

Color: Light Blue, Pale Green

Influences: All Love Matters, Friendships, Affection, Partnerships, Money, Sex



A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

The Magickal Day of Friday


Friday falls at the end of the work week for many of us, and that means we get a chance to relax for a little bit! Mark your Fridays with colors like pink and aqua, and metals such as copper. This is a day ruled by the planet Venus, so it should be no surprise that Venus and Aphrodite – goddesses of love and beauty – are associated with Fridays. This is a day named for the Norse goddess Freyja, so be sure to take a moment to honor her as well.


Gemstones associated with Friday include coral, emerald and rose quartz, and plants like strawberries, apple blossoms and feverfew are also related. This is a good day to do spellwork associated with family life and fertility, sexuality, harmony, friendship, growth. Take advantage of Friday’s correspondences and plant a seed, make something grow, and enjoy your blessings


*Note: There are a lot of disputes as to the origins of the word Friday, because there is still a great deal of discussion as to whether it was named for Freyja or Frigga, and whether they were the same deity or two separate ones. Some scholars believe that while they may have eventually become two distinctly different goddesses, they could have had their origins in a single, common Proto-Germanic deity.




Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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The Witches Guide to Friday

Ruler: Freya, Venus

Colors: Emerald green or pink

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

Key Words: Love, money, health

It is easy to spot the ruler of this day by its name. In the word Friday, we see the roots of the name of the Norse goddess Freya, a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses thus the verse “Friday’s child is loving and giving.”

In Spanish this day of the week is called Viernes and is derived from the goddess Venus. Matters of love, human interaction, the fluidity of communication, sewing and the creation of artistic garments, household improvement, shopping, and party planning all fall under the aspects of Friday and its ruling planet, Venus.

Friday’s angels are Ariel/Uriel, Rachiel, and Sachiel. Rachiel also concerns himself with human sexuality and is a presiding spirit of the planet Venus.

On Fridays, the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Venus, and that makes these times of the day doubly blessed. These four hours are the strongest four hours for conducting ritual.

Check the local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine your local sunrise.



Gypsy Magic

Friday’s Witchery

Love magick is a perennial popular topic. However, there is more to this topic than meets the eye. There are many enchanting layers here for us to explore on this day of the week. What about creating a loving home, or producing a loving and nurturing family? What about keeping your intimate relationships vital and on track? How about promoting happy, healthy, and enduring friendships? See, there is more to be considered than just the “You shall be mine…” type of fictional love spell.


Don’t forget that many of the deities associated with Fridays are also parents. So, yes, while this is the day to work on romance, sex, and love spells, there is additional magick to be considered here, which makes Fridays a more well-rounded and bigger opportunity for witchery than many folks ever truly realize. The truest, strongest magick always comes from the heart.



Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
–Ellen Dugan

The Witches Almanac for Friday, November 17th

Queen Elizabeth’s Accession Day

Waning Moon

Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter

Moon Sign: Scorpio

Incense: Alder

Color: Purple




Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Heart

Color: aqua, blue, light blue, brown, green, pale green, magenta, peach, pink, rose, white, all pastels

Number: 5, 6

Metal: copper

Charm: green or white garments, scepter

Stone: alexandrite, amethyst, coral, diamond, emerald, jade, jet, black moonstone, peridot, smoky quartz, tiger’s-eye, pink tourmaline

Animal: camel, dove, elephant, goat, horse, pigeon, sparrow

Plant: apple, birch, cherry, clematis, clove, coriander, heather, hemlock, hibiscus, ivy, lotus, moss, myrtle, oats, pepperwort, peppermint, pinecone, quince, raspberry, rose, pink rose, red rose, rose hips, saffron, sage, savin, stephanotis, strawberry, thyme, vanilla, verbena, violet, water lily, yarrow, and all flowers

Incense: ambergris, camphor, mace, musk, myrrh, rose, saffron, sage, sandalwood, sweetgrass, vanilla, violet, all floral scents

Goddess: Aphrodite, Asherah, Baalith, Brigid, Erzulie, Freya (Passionate Queen), Frigg, Gefion, Harbor (Beautiful One), Hestia, Inanna, Ishtar (Lady of Passion and Desire), Lakshmi, Lilith, Mokosh, Nehalennia, Nerthus, Ostara, Pombagira, Sarasvati, Shakti, Shekinah, Sirtur, Al Uzza, Venus (Queen of Pleasure), Vesta

God: Allah, Bacchus, Bes, Cupid, the Dagda, Dionysus, El, Eros (God of Love), Freyr, Frit Ailek, Shukra

Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Anael, Hagiel, Mokosba, Rasbid, Sachiel, Uriel, Velas


Courtesy of Moonlight Musings

Friday Is Ruled By Venus


Friday belongs to Venus, both the planet and its namesake Roman goddess of love. This day is sacred to many other gods and goddesses of love such as Eros, Venus, Aphrodite, and the Norse goddess that gave the day its name, Freya. This day of the week is for magical topics such as love, birth, fertility, and romance. Colors for today include pink and aqua. Some suggestions for Friday enchantments would include:

Carrying a rose quartz with you today to send out some gentle and loving vibes to those crabby co-workers

Working a loving Tarot spell to charm a friend’s pregnancy with good health and safety

Working a little flower magic to enchant a single pink rose for friendship and inner beauty, and setting it on your desk. Or try empowering a red rose for passion and placing it in your bedroom.

Burning rose-scented candles to encourage the same effect. Call on Eros to “bring a passion for life” to your days.

Sharing a romantic snack with your partner. Feed each other ripe, red strawberries. Those strawberries are love-inducing food, and are sacred to many love goddesses, including today’s patroness, Freya.

The Energy of Venus

Weekday ruled by Venus: Friday


Rose quartz
Pink tourmaline

Herbs and Plants:

Pink rose

Magickal intentions: Love, romance, marriage, sexual matters, physical beauty, friendship and partnerships, strangers and heart matters.

Magickal Applications for Fridays


Friday is named after the Norse goddesses of love, Freya and Frigga. There seems to be some debate as to whom the day is actually named after, so I thought I would share a little information so you can decide for yourself.

In Latin, this day is known as Dies Veneris, “Venus’s day.” In Greek, it’s Hermera Aphrodites, which translates to the “day of Aphrodite.” In Old English, this day is called Frige- daeg, or “Freya’s day.” This day has the Germanic title of Frije-dagaz, which, once again, could be Freya’s day or Frigga’s day.

Both Freya and Frigga were Norse goddesses of love and were the Teutonic equivalent of the Greco-Roman Venus/Aphrodite. However, Freya was one of the Vanir—the gods of fertility who supervised the land and sea—and she was the leader of the Valkyries. Frigga, Odin’s wife, was the goddess of the heavens and of married love. She was one of the Aesir—the gods associated with battle, magick and the sky. Freya and Frigga could be looked upon as different aspects of the same goddess. They both were called on to assist in childbirth and then in naming of the new baby. Frigga represented the faithful wife and loving mother, while Freya, who really captured the hearts and imagination of the Norse people, was the passionate mistress and lover.

Fridays classically are days for love, fertility, romance, and beauty magick, as well as working for happiness, harmony in the home, and friendship. So let’s take a look at some of the mythology involved with this loving, voluptuous, passionate, and luxurious day of the week, and see where it leads us.




Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

The Witches Magick for November 17th – The Witch Bottle Love Spell


The Witch Bottle Love Spell


Items needed:

A glass jar

Spring water

Drop of your own blood

Strand of your own hair

Vanilla extract

Rose quartz stone

Other items mentioned are optional


Witch bottles are popular in magic, and, though most often employed for protection, they can be effective talismans for drawing love into your life. In a clean glass jar place some or all of the following while visualizing love being drawn to your dwelling: spring water, a drop of your own blood, a strand of your own hair, vanilla extract, and a rose quartz stone. You may also use any from of coriander, cinnamon, hyacinth, licorice, yerba maté, rue, myrtle, jasmine, lemon, lavender, jasmine, mastic, rose, peppermint, thyme, or plum. Drawings or other love talismans representing your goal of romance can also be included. On a Friday or during a Full Moon, bury the sealed bottle near an entryway to your home. It will work for a year and a day.



Everything Under the Moon


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A Very Blessed & Beautiful Friday To All Our Brothers & Sisters of the Craft! May The Goddess Bless You & Yours Today & Always!

The Witches Digest for Friday, November 17th, 2017

(Astronomy for the Day)

A Witch’s Tale

What is it like
To cast a spell?
To chant a charm?
To ring a bell?
To cast a circle?
To praise the moon?
To love the Earth?
To read the rune?
To love the Goddess?
To live her way?
To ebb and flow
Every day?
The trees,
the grass,
The clouds and hills;
All these things
Witchcraft fills.
Every laugh,
Every cry,
Need you ask
The reason why?
The power can be found
From deep within,
When you find it
You’re ready to begin.


–By The Light Of The Crystal Moon: A Book of Pagan Poetry and Short Stories
Elizabeth Gardiepy

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Friday, November 17th

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 126.14° SE
Sun Altitude: 12.68°
Sun Distance: 91.901 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2017 10:27 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:35 am↑ 114° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:43 pm↑ 246° West
Length of Daylight: 10 hours, 7 minutes

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 127.92° SE
Moon Altitude: 23.27°
Moon Distance: 248511 mi
Next New Moon: Nov 18, 20175:42 am
Next Full Moon: Dec 3, 20179:46 am
Next Moonset: Today4:40 pm
Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
Moon Illumination: 1.0%

The Lunar Calendar
Moon Phase Tonight: New Moon
New Moon: Nov 18, 2017 at 5:42 am
(Next Phase)
Third Quarter: Nov 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm
(Previous Phase)


Cosmic Calendar for November 17 & 18

Nov 17/18: Leonid Meteor Shower

In 2017, the Leonids will peak during the night of November 17 and the early morning of November 18.

The Leonids peak around mid-November.

We suggest you try your luck after midnight during the night between November 17 and 18.

The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November and it usually peaks around November 17 or 18. The shower is called Leonids because its radiant, or the point in the sky where the meteors seem to emerge from, lies in the constellation Leo.

The Leonids occur when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The comet takes around 33 years to make one orbit around the Sun.

You can see about 20 meteors an hour when the the Leonids meteor shower reaches its peak of activity.

Where to View the Leonids
The Leonids can be seen by viewers from both hemispheres.
Look towards the constellation Leo.
While it is not necessary to look in any particular direction to enjoy a meteor shower, astronomers suggest lying down on the ground and looking at the sky between the East and the point right above you to view the Leonids.

When to View the Leonids
The best time to view the Leonids is after dark.

How to Watch Meteor Showers
Check the weather: Meteors, or shooting stars, are easy to spot. All you need is clear skies and a pair of eyes.
Get out of town: Find a place as far away as possible from artificial lights
Prepare to wait: Bring something to sit or lie down on. Star gazing is a waiting game, so get comfortable.


Your Astronomy for Friday, November 17th

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 Scorpio

Intensity is what the Moon in Scorpio is all about. Whether it’s passion, elation, sorrow, or desire, emotions are felt on a deeply personal level. We are motivated by the desire to get to the bottom of things, and we instinctively read between the lines. Superficiality won’t work for us now. The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it’s an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. It can be an intimate and passionate time. Avoid manipulative tactics, brooding, and suspicion.

The Moon in Scorpio generally favors the following activities: Taxes, accounting, intimacy issues, psychological examinations, research, self-examination, getting rid of old things.

Overview of Your Daily Astronomy Calendar

Mercury favorably aspects Mars today, and we can be especially alert and observant, as well as extremely resourceful. Communications are energetic and enthusiasm for topics or projects runs high.

Even so, this is a better time for going over the past than for making solid plans for the future. For one, a quincunx between the Sun and Uranus is somewhat hesitant. Surprise elements make us feel out of control of our lives or the direction we would like to take. Disrupted plans or schedules may be part of the picture now, and they throw us off center a little more than usual. For another, the Moon spends the full day in Scorpio and is Balsamic, as a New Moon will occur tomorrow afternoon in the sign. This is a time for winding down, pruning, letting go, reducing, and reflecting rather than beginning anew. We are symbolically in the dark now.

The Sky This Week for November 17 to 19

The year’s second-brightest asteroid, a planetary conjunction, and the peak of the Leonid meteor shower, all in the sky this week.
By Richard Talcott

Friday, November 17

This morning marks the peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower. Astronomical conditions should be nearly perfect because the Moon remains out of the sky all night. (It reaches its New phase tomorrow morning.) An observer under a clear, dark sky can expect to see up to 10 “shooting stars” per hour. The meteors appear to radiate from a point in the Sickle asterism of Leo the Lion, a region that rises in late evening and climbs high in the southeast before dawn. Prime viewing occurs between approximately 3 a.m. local time and the start of twilight some two hours later.

Saturday, November 18

Look high in the south 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, reaching its peak around 8 p.m. local time. These four almost equally bright stars form the body of Pegasus the Winged Horse. The fainter stars that represent the rest of this constellation’s shape trail off to the square’s west.

New Moon occurs at 6:42 a.m. EST. At its New phase, the Moon crosses the sky with the Sun and so remains hidden in our star’s glare.

Sunday, November 19

The days of viewing Saturn in the evening sky are dwindling rapidly. Still, you can find the ringed world nearly 10° high in the southwest an hour after sunset. The planet shines at magnitude 0.5 and lies on the border between Ophiuchus and Sagittarius. (It crosses from the former constellation into the latter one today.) Although the best views of Saturn through a telescope came earlier in this apparition, it never hurts to take a final look. This week, the planet’s disk measures 15″ across while the ring system spans 35″ and tilts 27° to our line of sight.


The Astronomy Magazine

The Current Moon Phase for Friday, November 17th

Waning Crescent
Illumination: 1%

Tomorrow the Moon will be in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.


Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 1%
Moon Age: 28.62 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 398,489.63 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,878,483.56 km


Moon Diary for Saturday, November 18th

by Jane Lyle
From The Astrology Room

Juggler’s Moon. New Moon at 26 degrees Scorpio

Adaptability is our keyword for the coming weeks. Our juggling skills will come in very handy.

November’s Scorpio new Moon rises at 26 degrees. There’s the promise of a fresh start with every new Moon – but this month adaptability and a willingness to compromise are needed if we want things to work out.

The new Moon makes an awkward link with rebellious Uranus in Aries – and this puts a focus on creating something new by working with what’s chaotic, unusual, or otherwise outside what’s thought of as conventional.

This theme could emerge in new ideas about parenting, sexuality, motherhood, technology, emotional well-being, and intuition. Flexibility, and an open mind can help to diffuse tension or calm down heated arguments now and particularly during the next two weeks.

The rulers of this new Moon are Mars and Pluto – we’re looking at power and desire, action and intensity. Currently, Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn are squaring off – meaning that there’s conflict aplenty, and a particularly challenging atmosphere to deal with. This is the worst possible time to lash out against anyone, or seek revenge. It’s a time of hidden information and behind-the-scenes negotiations, consultations with lawyers, and financial juggling. But sooner or later, someone, somewhere, will drop the ball.

What does begin with this new Moon promises to be very interesting, probably provocative, edgy, or likely to evoke sudden changes in our beliefs and routines.

‘Timing: The alpha and omega of aerialists, jugglers, actors, diplomats, publicists, generals, prize fighters, revolutionists, financiers, dictators, lovers.’

– Marlene Dietrich

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The Witches Guide to Fridays


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