Wishing You & Yours A Very Beautiful & Blessed Monday! May The Goddess Fill Your Life With Her Love & Beauty!

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Welcome to the Witches Digest for Monday, November 20

Bright Blessings

 

Earth Mother
Giver of life
Strengthen me during my life-long strife.
Teach me Your ways of perfect love,
peace, and wisdom true.
Spawn from my purest heart
These words to You
May this prayer help me to better
myself in word and deed,
To a higher plane I shall succeed.
Beautiful Light of Goodness Fair
Lore of old we both do share
A Witch’s brew, I drink to You
My love for You, by day, by night
In thought and in sight
Will my soul learn
the meaning of this life again.

—Author Unknown
Originally published on Pagan Library


Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Monday, November 20

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 140.73° SE
Sun Altitude: 22.01°
Sun Distance: 91.842 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2017 10:27 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:42 am↑ 115° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:42 pm↑ 245° West
Length of Daylight: 9 hours, 59 minutes

 

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 121.24° ESE
Moon Altitude: 6.81°
Moon Distance: 252011 mi
Next Full Moon: Dec 3, 20179:46 am
Next New Moon: Dec 18, 201712:30 am
Next Moonset: Today6:38 pm
Current Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon’s Illumination: 4.3%

 

The Lunar Calendar
Moon Phase Tonight: Waxing Crescent
First Quarter: Nov 26, 2017 at 11:02 am
(Next Phase)
New Moon: Nov 18, 2017 at 5:42 am
(Previous Phase)

Source

timeanddate.com

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Those Down Under, November 21

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 154.29° SSE
Sun Altitude: -32.01°
Sun Distance: 91.842 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 22, 2017 3:27 am (Summer)
Sunrise Today: 5:40 am↑ 115° Southeast
Sunset Today: 7:41 pm↑ 245° West
Length of Daylight: 14 hours, 1 minute

 

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 182.25° S
Moon Altitude: -37.78°
Moon Distance: 252013 mi
Next Full Moon: Dec 4, 20172:46 am
Next New Moon: Dec 18, 20175:30 pm
Next Moonrise: Today7:39 am
Current Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon’s Illumination: 4.3%

 

The Lunar Calendar
Moon Phase Tonight: Waxing Crescent
First Quarter: Nov 27, 2017 at 4:02 am
(Next Phase)
New Moon: Nov 18, 2017 at 10:42 pm
(Previous Phase)

Source

timeanddate.com

About the Waxing Crescent Phase

The waxing crescent phase is the moon’s first step toward fullness. And it’s a very visible shift — the moon is completely invisible (while it’s new) until a tiny sliver is illuminated. The moon is considered a crescent only when less than one half of it is visible. According to astrologer and medium Natalia Kuna, this lunar phase presents us with a major opportunity for change.

Where the new moon is restorative and the full moon is expansive and specific to the time of year, the waxing crescent moon is a call to action. Regardless of the season or month, this is a great time to work toward the goals that are right in front of you. Tackle those home improvement projects that have piled up; start that awkward conversation with your manager; or finally adopt a dog.

If you think all of this go-getting will feel forced, you might be surprised. The waxing crescent moon encourages positivity and faith, so even the most steadfast pessimists may be more likely to leap without a net during this phase.

Of course, the moon shouldn’t take the blame for completely reckless behavior. But, if you’re usually timid about inciting change, this is absolutely your invitation to act boldly. Ride this wave of energy as long as you can — before you know it, it’ll be time to look inward and reflect all over again with the next new moon.

Source

Refinery29


Your Astrology for Monday, November 20

The Moon is in Sagittarius.
The Moon is void from 7:26 PM forward (until tomorrow at 2:13 AM).
The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
The New Moon occurred on the 18th in the sign of Scorpio, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on the 26th.
Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from December 3-22).


Your Astrology for Tuesday, November 21

(For Those Down Under)

The Moon is in Sagittarius until 2:13 AM, after which the Moon is in Capricorn.
The Moon is void until 2:13 AM (since yesterday at 7:26 PM).
The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
The New Moon occurred on the 18th in the sign of Scorpio, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on the 26th.
Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from December 3-22).
The Sun enters Sagittarius today (the Sun transits Sagittarius from November 21-December 21).

 


What’s in Store by the Stars

November 20, 2017

The Moon spends another full day in the sign of Sagittarius, prompting us to try something new, move beyond our usual bounds, and seek out truth and meaning. We take a philosophical attitude to problems or challenges in our lives. A change of scenery is in order today, and new experiences and adventures satisfy an emotional need. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. The Moon harmonizes with Uranus and aligns with Saturn, stimulating our need for change, progress, and improvement, but keeping us grounded. Venus and Pluto are moving towards a sextile, exact tomorrow, and we appreciate depth in our interactions.

Your Daily Planetary Overview for November 20th

The Moon spends another full day in the sign of Sagittarius, prompting us to try something new, move beyond our usual bounds, and seek out truth and meaning. We take a philosophical attitude to problems or challenges in our lives. A change of scenery is in order today, and new experiences and adventures satisfy an emotional need. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. The Moon harmonizes with Uranus and aligns with Saturn, stimulating our need for change, progress, and improvement, but keeping us grounded.

Venus and Pluto are moving towards a sextile, exact tomorrow, and we appreciate depth in our interactions.

The Moon is void from 7:27 PM EST, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Saturn), until the Moon enters Capricorn the next day, Tuesday, November 21st, at 2:14 AM EST.

Your Daily Planetary Overview for November 21

(For Those Down Under)

The Moon ends its transit of Sagittarius and enters Capricorn at 2:14 AM EST. Venus forms a sextile to Pluto this morning, and if we seize the opportunity, we can advance our interests with finances and relationships. Our feelings are impassioned in a pleasant manner. We are focused and confident, and we appreciate depth of feeling and authenticity in our dealings with others. This can be a good time for doing what we love, following our passions, or pursuing a pleasure heartily

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The Moon in Capricorn is practical, earthy, smart, and particularly resourceful later today around the Moon’s sextile to Jupiter.

The Sun enters Sagittarius tonight and will transit the sign until December 21st. With the Sun in Sagittarius, our focus shifts from the need for an intimate connection with a person and with ourselves, to the desire to reach out to the world and connect with something bigger than ourselves. While the Sun moves through this fiery, mutable sign, we’re driven to take steps to increase our understanding and awareness of the world around us. We muster up the courage to expand our horizons and branch out into new ways of thinking. We can gain more confidence and optimism by focusing on the “big picture” as we move away from our focus on the details of mundane existence. Although we may be prone to overdoing our expectations, we have the opportunity to nurture our faith, hope, and vision under this influence.

The Moon ends its void period when it enters Capricorn at 2:14 AM EST.

The Witches Current Moon Phase for November 20th

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 4%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

PHASE DETAILS FOR – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 4%
Moon Age: 1.81 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,089.36 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,786,050.71 km

Source

MoonGiant.com

The Witches Current Moon Phase for Those Down Under on November 21

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 8%

Tommorow the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

PHASE DETAILS FOR – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 8%
Moon Age: 2.71 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,502.64 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,756,313.87 km

Source

MoonGiant.com


The sky this week for November 20 to 26

A New Moon, a blazing Jupiter, and the Summer Triangle are all in the sky this week.
By Richard Talcott

Monday, November 20

Look for a two-day-old waxing Moon low in the southwest about 45 minutes after sunset. Although the slim crescent appears only 5 percent lit, its unlit portion should show the faint illumination of earthshine. If you turn binoculars toward the Moon, you’ll also see Saturn 3° to its lower left. Then, scan toward the horizon and you should pick up Mercury 8° directly below Luna.

Tuesday, November 21

Head outside a half-hour before sunrise and you’ll find Jupiter blazing low in the east-southeast. The giant planet glows at magnitude –1.7 and stands out against the twilight. If you look 8° to Jupiter’s lower left, you should see magnitude –3.9 Venus gleaming just 5° above the horizon. The two planets were in conjunction last week, but they are now pulling away from each other. While Jupiter climbs higher and appears more prominent with each passing day, Venus dips closer to the Sun’s glare and soon will disappear.

The Moon reaches apogee, the farthest point in its orbit around Earth, at 1:53 p.m. EST. It then lies 252,358 miles (406,132 kilometers) from Earth’s center.

Wednesday, November 22

Neptune’s westward motion against the background stars comes to a halt today. The distant planet appears highest in the south around the end of evening twilight and sets around midnight. The magnitude 7.9 world lies in Aquarius, 0.6° south of the 4th-magnitude star Lambda (λ) Aquarii. You’ll need binoculars to spy Neptune and a telescope to see its blue-gray disk, which spans 2.3″.

Thursday, November 23

After the Sun sets this evening, look low in the southwest for Mercury. For observers at 35° north latitude, the innermost planet lies 7° above the horizon 30 minutes after sunset. (It appears somewhat higher the farther south you live.) Binoculars will help you to find the magnitude –0.4 object in the twilight glow. Today marks the peak of Mercury’s evening apparition because it reaches its maximum elongation from the Sun (22°).

Friday, November 24

Although Thanksgiving weekend signifies autumn to many people, the stars of both summer and winter appear prominent in late November’s evening sky. If you head out around 9 p.m. local time and look toward the west, you’ll see the bright stars of the Summer Triangle. These three luminaries — Vega, Deneb, and Altair — stand out nicely. Deneb appears highest (nearly halfway to the zenith), while the brightest, Vega, lies farthest to the north. Now, if you turn around and face east, you’ll find stars normally associated with winter. Betelgeuse, Rigel, Aldebaran, and Capella all clear the horizon before 8 p.m. and appear conspicuous an hour later.

The variable star Algol in Perseus reaches minimum brightness at 3:49 a.m. EST tomorrow morning. If you start watching it late this evening, you can see its brightness diminish by 70 percent over the course of about five hours as its magnitude drops from 2.1 to 3.4. This eclipsing binary star runs through a cycle from minimum to maximum and back every 2.87 days. Algol appears nearly overhead around 11 p.m. local time and remains well above the northwestern horizon until dawn.

Saturday, November 25

While the stars of summer and winter remain on view these late November evenings, the stars of spring are not so lucky. The Big Dipper swings low in the north at this time of year. Although this conspicuous asterism never sets from much of the United States and Canada, it does come close. And the star at the end of the handle — magnitude 1.9 Eta (η) Ursae Majoris — does dip below the horizon around 9 p.m. local time for viewers south of 40° north latitude.

Mars stands out in the eastern sky before dawn this week. The magnitude 1.7 Red Planet rises more than three hours before the Sun and appears 20° high as twilight starts to paint the sky. It resides among the background stars of Virgo, and this morning it appears 4° above the Maiden’s brightest star, 1st-magnitude Spica. Unfortunately, the view through a telescope proves disappointing — Mars spans just 4″ and shows no detail.

Sunday, November 26

First Quarter Moon occurs at 12:03 p.m. EST. As darkness descends across the Northern Hemisphere this evening, observers will find the half-lit Moon due south and nearly halfway from the horizon to the zenith. Our satellite spends the night in the constellation Aquarius the Water-bearer.

Source

The Astronomy Magazine

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