Lynette has Up-dated Lady A’s Go Fund Me Page

Lynette has up-dated Lady A’s Go Fund Me Page. She also posted an old photo of Kade with her new up-date. Got a minute check it out, if you can give, give what you can. If not, pass it on, please.

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The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th (Part 4)

Happy Holidays
The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th

(Part 4)


Tarot Card of the Day

Four of Swords

A Four in this suit sends a message to take some time out, surrendering worldly concerns and retreating to a sheltered place of serenity away from the hustle and bustle. The oldest Tarot card images suggest a visit to the tombs of our ancestors, a place to contemplate your mortality and breathe in the dust of those who brought you here.

A vision quest or pilgrimage to one’s own center allows us to contemplate our roots, values and goals. Here you will see your place in the flow of time … and unfolding generations.


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This Week’s Tarot Card Is the Queen of Cups

In this card, the Queen of Cups is seated on a watery throne and almost appears to be 6-dec17part of the rippling blue stream running beneath. This card is deeply connected to the watery realm of feelings and intuition, representing a high level of emotional maturity and a strong empathetic ability. Like every other card in this spread so far, the Queen of Cups speaks to us about our involvement with others. The Queen of Cups is reliable and consistent, qualities that allow us to provide emotional support and understanding to others, and to delight in being of service to them. The calm, comforting energy of this card offers some relief after the challenges raised throughout this reading. The fiery energy of the Five of Wands from earlier in the month, and the excessive focus on the material in the two Pentacles cards, is resolved this week. Either someone is providing this relief for us, or we are being called on to be this calming, loving force for others. Either way, potential for love and support abounds, and we should allow that energy to flow through us. Stay open and receptive and practice compassion for those around you.

Actions from the Queen of Cups:

1. For the self: What person in your life comforts you when you need it? How does it feel to receive that care?
2. For another: Find a way this week to do something supportive for a person who has provided you needed comfort.

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017


Psychic Tip of the Day


There is no less value to a relationship if it is properly assessed. No sense in throwing away a commitment because of one argument at home. Can you kiss and make up?


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Your Daily Rune for Today




“Iss-ah” – Literally: “Ice” – Esoteric: Stasis, Stillness

Rune of concentration of things in a static or frozen state. Rune of stillness and the Ego-Self.

mental faculties, focus, ego, self-image/self-identity

stillness, contraction, stasis

Mundane: cold, self-preservation, harsh reality

Divinations: Concentrated self, ego-consciousness, self-control, unity of being; or egomania, dullness, blindness, dissipation, immobility, self-centeredness, lack of change, psychopathy.


Development of concentration, will and focus
Halting of unwanted dynamic forces as an act of self-defense (ard against demonic influences)
Basic ego integration within a balanced multiversal system
Power of control and constraint over other wights (entities), emotional outbursts
Focus of the will into single-minded action


Your Animal Spirit Guide for Today



Crack the Cookie



The Wisdom of the Buddha


To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.


Cosmic Weather Forecast for Monday, December 25th

Jane Lyle, Astrologer

The Astrology Room


Monday 25th December: Happy Christmas!

We’re drawn to tales of the past, and the romance of wild places this Christmas.

Venus enters earthy Capricorn today, joining the Sun, Saturn, and Pluto in this dynamic cardinal sign. The Moon is in mystical, musical Pisces. In many ways, it’s a sentimental Yuletide holiday this year with a strong feeling for tradition and ritual.
2018 has much positive potential for quiet achievements and massively important changes in finance and politics. It will be a very tough year for those who resist restructuring and rebuilding – what needs reforming is already obvious, so if we can work with that, then changes can be made more constructively and have lasting value. As ever, we can always hope. Wishing you a very happy, fulfilling 2018!


1st quarter moon is December 25-26

The moon will reach its 1st quarter phase on Christmas night ( December 26 at 09:20 UTC). It’ll shine in the evening sky, looking half-illuminated, like half a pie.

The last first quarter of 2017 will come on December 26 at 09:20 UTC; translate UTC to your time zone. No matter where you are on Earth, watch for it – half-illuminated (or nearly so), looking like half a pie – on the evening of December 25. Or watch on the evenings of December 26 or 27, when the terminator line (line between light and dark on the moon) will appear ever-so-slightly convex.

A first quarter moon shows half of its lighted hemisphere – half of its day side – to Earth. At quarter moon, the part of the moon we see is half-illuminated by sunlight and half-immersed in the moon’s own shadow.

We call this moon a quarter and not a half because it is one quarter of the way around in its orbit of Earth, as measured from one new moon to the next. Also, although a first quarter moon appears half-lit to us, the illuminated portion we see of a first quarter moon truly is just a quarter. We’re now seeing half the moon’s day side, that is. Another lighted quarter of the moon shines just as brightly in the direction opposite Earth!

And what about the term half moon? That’s a beloved term, but not an official one.

A first quarter moon rises at noon and is highest in the sky at sunset. It sets around midnight. First quarter moon comes a week after new moon. Now, as seen from above, the moon in its orbit around Earth is at right angles to a line between the Earth and sun.

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Happy Holidays!


The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th (Part 3)

Happy Holidays

The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th

(Part 3)





    • General

      General Horoscope

      Matters of the heart become tempered with caution and sobriety this week. Venus will edge into Capricorn on Monday, a sign known for insecurity but also major commitment and durability when it comes to love. Venus remains here until February 10, 2018, reminding us of how important it is to take your relationship seriously, to value it and to not take it for granted. We’ll also focus more on the responsibilities that come with partnership, as well as shared burdens rather than carefree, easy breezy romantic bliss. In fact, on the same day Venus moves into Capricorn, she’ll immediately link up to Saturn, the planet of karma and lessons. If a romantic attachment is too weighty, it might crumble under this pressure. But if the commitment and love is durable enough, that pressure will turn your connection into a beautiful diamond. Either way, you’ll be seriously schooled in your love life.

    • Aries

      Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19

      Well, hello there you sexy, charismatic thing! Yes, that’s exactly what others will be thinking when you’re around them this week, Aries. You can count on it. Mars, your ruling planet, will make a glamourous link to mystical Neptune on Thursday, casting a spell of absolute movie-star sex appeal all over you. If you’re single, someone with emotional depths might become quite enamored with your vibe. If you’re in a relationship, then this will be a week of literal dream-come-true sexual experiences with your mate. What could be better?

    • Taurus

      Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20

      You’ll have a deeper yearning to explore the things that really matter with your sweetheart this week. Venus, your ruling planet, will move into the part of your chart concerned with broad perspectives about areas such as spirituality, philosophy, and morality. You’re serious about making sure that you and your love are on the same page concerning these areas, and that will be strikingly clear on Monday. If there’s a divide between you on core areas you feel you should be in agreement on, then there might be a problem. Alternatively, you and your sweetheart might take on a serious course of study together.

    • Gemini

      Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20

      The erotic connection between you and your partner will come up this week — but not in the way you might think. Although Venus will move into your 8th House of Shared Intimacy on Monday, she will immediately crash into Saturn, the planet of limitation and fear. Saturn just moved into this part of your chart last week, prompting a significant new lesson about facing any fears or insecurities connected to sex and intimacy. The most productive way to use this conjunction between Venus and Saturn would be to open up to your partner about any issue you might be having in this regard. You might be surprised to learn that you had nothing to fear in telling him or her. In fact, it’s a problem that, with conscious effort, can not only be resolved, but can lead to the most fulfilling intimate relationship you ever imagined.

    • Cancer

      Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22

      Mars, the planet of sex and libido, moved into your romance sector on December 9, and is definitely waking you up in that department. Mars will be at a perfect angle to dreamy Neptune on Thursday, making it certain that romantic sexual fantasies are yours for the taking. If you’re not romantically attached, it’s possible that you’ll meet someone with whom you feel an instant physical and spiritual connection. Explore it! If you’re in a relationship, Venus will help smooth over some of the recent shock that Saturn might have put into you and your partner last week when he moved into your commitment sector. Yes, there is still work to do, but with Venus connected to Saturn on Monday, it’s likely that both of you are willing to share the responsibility.

    • Leo

      Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22

      You might have a romantic dilemma this week that’s connected to your work environment. One of your colleagues might let you know that he or she has a crush on you. Although you’ll be flattered, you’ll be even more conflicted about what to do next. Are you violating office policy in any way? Will there be water cooler gossip? Is this person going to be able to handle it if you go out once or twice and then it fizzles out? So many questions, Leo. Because of this, you’re likely to do absolutely nothing. As a result, you may lose out on an opportunity for real love. Weigh the pros and cons but don’t get lost in them.

    • Virgo

      Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22

      Your love life became a vital karmic focus for you last week when Saturn moved into your romance sector for the first time in nearly 29 years. Lessons in love will leave an imprint on your heart for years to come as a result of what Saturn will teach you from now through December 2020. Love planet Venus moves into the same area of your chart on Monday, immediately connecting to Saturn. If you’re single, it’s very possible that you’ll meet someone with whom you have a past life love connection to. You’ll know it because you will feel immediately at ease with this person, as if you’ve known and loved each other before. You have, and now you’ll have an opportunity to get it right.

    • Libra

      Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22

      If you’ve been dating someone for a while, you and your love will make a vital decision this week: moving in together. You won’t reach it lightly, though, and there will be many strategy sessions where you’ll want to plan everything about this transition. This includes whether or not you’ll get a place of your own, move to your sweetheart’s place, or have him or her live with you. Don’t allow the planning to stress you out too much. Remember to celebrate this very important milestone in your partnership. Already living with your love? Then this week will be more about the loving distribution of chores around your home than hot passionate romance. It is what it is.

    • Scorpio

      Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21

      Oh, Scorpio, we all know how deeply intense you are and how your mind can go the most extreme depths when it comes to love and sex. You’re in overdrive in this department this week, but it won’t get you into any dark trouble. In fact, it appears as if you’re in for a sexual and romantic reward. On Thursday, Mars, currently in your sign, will link up beautifully to enchanting Neptune, which is now in your true love sector. This can help you make a sexual fantasy a reality with your lover if you’re attached. If you’re single, it can bring a new dream lover your way. Enjoy!

    • Sagittarius

      Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21

      There aren’t any grand bells and whistles going off in your love life this week, but if you’re in a relationship, you might feel extra support from your partner as you develop your talents and make a serious attempt to improve your cash flow. Another possibility, however, is that you are wondering if someone you’re dating is really into you, or if they’re using you for money or other resources that you can provide him or her. You’ll become keenly aware that this is a possibility based on the actions of your sweetheart this week. If any red flag does surface, you won’t be able to ignore it.

    • Capricorn

      Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19

      Although Saturn recently moved into your sign prompting you to get serious about life in all possible ways, this week it’s going to focus decidedly on your love life. That’s because Venus will also move into your sign on Monday, the same day it aligns perfectly to Saturn. If you’re single, this might bring in a significant new soul mate relationship, and you’ll be doing a delicate dance with this person for quite some time. If you’re in a relationship, this connection might leave you feeling ready for the most serious commitment possible together: marriage.

    • Aquarius

      Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18

      If your sweetheart is going through any health crisis, you’ll be there to fully support him or her. This might involve a short hospital stay or procedure, but it will also result in healing. So don’t waver in your optimism — even if you begin to feel a little insecure. If you’re single, it’s possible that you’ll be speaking to a counselor or trusted friend about what has been holding you back from fully loving someone. Much to your surprise, a new soulmate is likely waiting for you in the wings. Open your eyes so you can see the potential.

  • Pisces

    Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20

    You might feel extremely frustrated and torn this week about whether or not to pursue a romantic relationship with someone in your social circle. It’s complicated, and you’ll weigh the pros and cons incessantly only to wind up doing nothing at all. Another possibility is that you are currently in a “friends with benefits” situation and will begin to realize that it’s not fulfilling your heart one bit. In fact, having a casual lover situation is leaving you feeling more lonely and isolated than ever. You crave something more, something with depth. Have the courage to look for it. is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017


Daring Dating Horoscopes for the Week of December 25th

David Wells, Astrologer

From the Astrology Room


ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

Time to get serious about a lot of things and nobody is talking turkey, well maybe a bit. Venus suggests you have a few love matters that need outing, showing up for or finally admitting to. Who is it you’re passionate about, what’s not working in a new romance? Get serious or get stuffed?


TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Ambitious vibes could be tempting you to punch a little above your weight, to go for that ten when you’re a six at most? Hang on? Who’s telling you that? Who’s the ruler of ratings and compatibility? Nothing, nobody, is out of your reach, in fact if someone feels as if they are; that’s who Venus wants for you.
GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

It’s never an easy time if you’re on your own, but you’re not on your own Gemini? You have friends, family and maybe a cat, so what’s the issue? Ah, the old someone special myth. Don’t tell your family and friends they’re not special, definitely keep it secret from the cat. A slow few weeks; so what.
CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Hubbalicious, loveadelic, cuddletopia, go on, make up a few more stupid words if you like, but you won’t be making up the feels that have you wishing there was some way of letting folks know how someone lights up your heart. Scrumpshalistic vibes a-plenty.
LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

Mercury continues to offer you the gift of the gab, the wonderful ability to turn buying a coffee into the biggest flirt of your life. Handy. Uranus goes forward from the 2nd of January, a combination that says at last your flirting begins to pay off. Get that coffee to go.
VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

Single Virgo’s are experiencing a bit of a renaissance, suddenly you’re in vogue, suddenly everyone wants to know what goes on behind your kagool. They will have to form a queue, an orderly one at that, you won’t be forced into making a choice without first checking everyone’s credentials. At least twice. Busy.
LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

Things may have been changeable, not going the way you wanted them to, but you’re ok with that, at least it’s not been dull! So now you get a little more stability, not much to be honest, but you do at least get to see who is interested and who was only here for the cheer.
SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Don’t make yourself to available for those who would like to get you under the mistletoe, in fact stay in at least one night and let them spend the night trying to figure out just where you are who you’re with. Especially someone you really, really like. Worst advice ever. Follow your heart, not your mate’s advice.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

Mercury in your sign is chatty and usually that’s a good thing, encouraging you to flirt, to say hello to folks who are just your type. But, he’s gone into overdrive, he’s gone a bit off grid and you’re talking to folks who are as far from your type as you can get. Good.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Venus is in your sign, what more do you need to know? Sure, there are other things going on that are demanding your time, gift wrapping and traditions to uphold, but what about giving Venus a present by being present with someone who clearly wants to get to know you better? Focus Capricorn.
AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

Until you let go of old energy nothing changes, nothing new can get through the old. You’re asked to make like Elsa and let it go, not altogether difficult for you Aquarius given your coolness. Or is that a myth? Are you anything but cool over and ex? Find a way to release the old and welcome the new.
PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Jupiter and Mars are beaming in extra energy, they’re combining their forces and putting some optimistic, fun loving vibes your way. Venus and her mates are all pushing for a new group, a new tribe, new faces to tempt you. All you have to do is show up.



Your General Horoscopes for the Week of December 25th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room


ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

You enter this Christmas week on a high, as you discover how much a certain sign really thinks of you. You’ll have no reason not to enjoy this festive month better than ever before. Buy an extra gift. You’re going to need it when you see who’s turning up. Talks you have socially about your career show you a new opening you had not previously noticed.


TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Confrontations you have been dreading can and will actually turn out to be a good thing. You realise that you were in control all along, even though you thought you weren’t. Those involved were just waiting for the chance to show you this fact. Christmas Eve promises to put you in the path of someone you’ve really missed.


GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

If close ones are asking you for promises and commitments you don’t really want, then talk to them Gemini. You have spent far too long in recent weeks and months worrying about things, but not actually doing anything about them. Freedom is yours if you ask for it. You’ve just forgotten how to take control.,


CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Stop worrying about what has happened in the past and instead take control over what is going on in the here and now. Try to sit down and do your sums before Christmas day, as offers will be coming your way you’re going to want to take, but you are going to need to know your financial status to accept them.


LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

You are so much stronger than you think Leo. This festive week will prove this fact as you begin to take the lead in areas of your life you usually give others control in. Your ruling planet the Sun, helps you to get back on track over Christmas with those you have grown distant from. Phone calls bring you an apology boxing day.


VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

You don’t mean to offend those you love, but if someone buys you a gift you don’t really want, then your disapproval is likely to be written all over your face. Try to deal with what is really on your mind before Monday, so you can make this Christmas one worth really celebrating.


LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

There is a really naughty feel to your chart, which could see you doing the opposite of what people ask just to make a statement. Know how far is too far to go my friend, or you will only end up undoing all of the repair work you did in November. I know you miss someone who is not around and this seems to be the source of your behaviour.


SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Problems which you think have got the better of you this Christmas are actually nothing more than a storm in a teacup. You finally start to focus on having fun from Sunday. You realise that others can’t control your decisions and actions this week, but you can and you will. Last minute changes to Christmas day bring relief and pleasure.


SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

The hard times you went through in recent months have only served to make you stronger Sagittarius. You use this Christmas to show thanks and to feel grateful for all that is now going right with your life. Don’t be afraid to say no to those who invite you out if you don’t want to spend time with them. This is your week to relax and not just for others to enjoy.


CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

You gave so much loyalty to those who gave you nothing but disrespect in return. It has taken you a long time to make sense of what happened over the last three months, but I know and you will soon, that you have come out of everything a better person. You’re emotionally richer and decisions you make Christmas and Boxing Day prove this.


AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

You want to back out of something you committed to, but you are not quite sure how to do so, are you Aquarius. Luckily for you, those involved have already picked up on your feelings and will be making such decisions easy for you. The need to tell others’ secrets on Boxing day must be resisted.


PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Advice you both give and take in the week ahead can help you to shape your life so it is more suited to your needs. It may be Christmas week, but you still seem to have your professional head on and you will be taking steps to shape your career ideas ready for the New Year. A delay on a legal dealing is actually a blessing.


Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, December 25th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room


ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
Happy Christmas my friend! I know you enjoy this time of year, but I also know it sends thoughts of your past flooding back to you. Remember please that you are here to make fresh memories. Unbreakable ties will be made if you do.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Well, you’ve finally made it to Christmas day! For a while, you weren’t sure if plans could come to fruition, or if you could trust in the promises, but you could and you did.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
There is a lot for you to learn this Christmas about how others think and if they can commit to what you want and need in the year ahead. What you need to know from the stars is fate will ensure decisions are for the best.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
I think you have done so well this year. You’ve spent so much time listening to others needs and trying to accommodate their plans and ideas. Today you get thanks for this emotionally and verbally.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
Someone is on your mind more than they should be this Christmas. This tells me that you have unfinished business with them and it should tell you that you do care, even though you say and think you don’t.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
All of the hard work you have done in trying to make this Christmas day a good one, can and will pay off if only you will finally relax. Knowing who you need to give space to is important. Listen to your instincts.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
Are you as good at lying as you think this Christmas? I don’t think so! Why not come clean and admit what you really desire. Let’s face it, it’s the only way you’ll stand a chance of getting what and who you want.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
A sense of humour will serve you well this Christmas Day as some of the signs decide to do what they want when they want, no matter what arrangements they have committed to. Continue with your own plans. Better company awaits.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Trust yourself this Christmas day. You really do know more than you think Sagittarius. Spending time with those who have been through major changes helps you see what dramatic changes we can make once our heart commits.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Be patient. Those you will be seeing may be slightly slower to come round to your plans than you had hoped this Christmas day. Timings may be off, but good times will be had if you can all allow each other to be who you are. Ring for a glimpse at your new year.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
You’ve worked hard and although you may not have had the thanks you hoped for, your efforts will have been noted. Taking time out today to remember someone from your past will help you realise what their advice to you would be now.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
Today you think of those who are no longer with you, but you also focus on those who have just entered your life. I hope you realise that others would approve if you are happy. Are you Pisces? Honest answers come from the stars today.



If You Were Born Today, December 25

You are a highly intuitive yet grounded and earthy person. You hear the unspoken and see the unseen with your very strong powers of perception, yet you tend to prefer to remain quiet much of the time. You do have a knowing look that can intimidate some and appeal to most. You are fair-minded and essentially a peacemaker, although you have tremendous backbone that you can call upon when needed. Famous people born today: Humphrey Bogart, Sissy Spacek, Annie Lennox, Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Buffett, Barbara Mandrell, Clara Barton.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

The Sun in a waxing sextile to the Moon in your Solar Return chart has a fortunate influence on your year ahead. You can be especially productive this year, as in many ways you are starting fresh, but you have a rather clear vision of what you want to accomplish. Your inner needs tend to be mirrored by external events, and vice versa, which helps to boost your confidence and happiness levels. You more readily accept that challenges are part of the natural cycle in life, which in turn helps you to meet them with confidence and to worry less. You are likely to be on top of your game this year for the most part, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. A comfortable level of personal popularity helps keep conflict to a minimum. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there will be less stress on both your mind and body.

Saturn transits your Sun this year, and this is stabilizing. You are practical in your choices (for the most part), keeping your feet on the ground and honoring tradition as well as tried-and-true methods. You have the power of practicality, realism, and caution on your side. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off this year–not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some way for the efforts you put forth. Because you project a more responsible and credible “you,” people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work.

This is a year in which you put your life in order in some significant manner. Improved concentration, a more realistic outlook, and a practical awareness of the limits of time all help you to make steady progress, particularly in your career. Your concern for your future this year is stronger than usual, and you may find that projects you start, or investments you make, will benefit you for years to come. One of the keys to success this year is adopting a realistic, practical, disciplined, and orderly approach to your life.

The need to “get serious” about areas of your life where you’ve been slacking is likely now as Saturn passes over your Sun this year. New responsibilities are likely to present themselves this year, or you are likely to take them more seriously. Gone are the “rose-colored glasses.” You are required to put in the effort to clean up areas of your life that need some order. With your ability to accurately assess your life, you can make real headway. The kind of progress you make now may not seem significant for the time being, but you will look back on this period of your life as one in which you truly made REAL progress towards your goals.

Relationships may be stabilized and steady this year, or there can be a new sense of realism in existing partnerships. A sense of duty may lead you to sacrifice a personal pleasure for a cause or for a loved one; thus there could be times when you have to abstain from personal gratification for the time being. Financial discipline, realism, and maturity are possible during this period of your life. You are more conservative when it comes to spending, whether this is because circumstances are such that you need to penny pinch, or you are simply more realistic about your finances.

However, you’re also in a great position to creatively combine traditional and progressive approaches to relationships this year. For example, relationships that are on-off may stabilize or alternative setups can thrive. This is also the case in other key areas of your life, including career and finances.

Renewed ties to old friends are possible, or you could enjoy a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships.

Err on the side of caution if offers arrive that seem too good to be true. Some confusion or possibly deception could arise in communications this year, and you may be skipping important details without even realizing it.

You are imaginative, creative, and communicate warmly and considerately. This is a good time for both teaching and learning, and for expressing feelings. Researching cooking, health, and nutrition can be fruitful now. It’s also a strong time for marketing.

While there is certainly a practical focus in the year ahead, this is a strong year for spirituality and commitment to spiritual or metaphysical goals as well. Higher learning, mind expansion, or travel can also be in focus and very rewarding.

You’re in a good position for social meetings and events. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and there may be sudden or unexpected romance in your life.

Making connections with others from a different background is likely to figure in the year ahead, or widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. Generosity and compassion increase and your faith is boosted. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the better good.

This is a powerful year for getting your life in order in a significant way. It’s also strong for new ideas and projects. You’re in good shape for staying on track and meeting your responsibilities, but also for tuning into new and progressive ideas and balancing your time between work and play. This is also a great period for a more mature approach to finances or relationships.

2017 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is generally not as active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract what–and who–you want into your life now. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect, develop, build, and attract.

2018 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time when you find it natural and easy to enjoy life and other people. The focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure than you are in other years. It’s likely to be a rather lighthearted year when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a favorable year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out and connect but avoid scattering your energies.


Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, December 26th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room


ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
I know family have been hard for you to handle of late, but you need to know that you’ve done a really good job of making the most out of some big changes. You’ll see this by what surprise offers are made tonight. .

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
The reward of a thing done well is to have done it. You see this by the pleasure you feel in the little everyday things you do today. Look out for a new admirer who is linked to your past.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
A chapter has closed. Now you can make the decision to control things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong with your life, or you can focus on what’s right.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
You hold the power of persuasion today so use it well. In fact, it can help you make out for the missed time the run up to Christmas saw you experience.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
This festive season makes it possible for you to catch up with faces you have not seen in an age. The good news is they hold the power to bring exciting travel your way by offers they make today. Ring now to see what else your future holds.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
You seem to have been running into a bit of trouble here and there haven’t you Virgo. The lucky thing about the current line up though, is that you can and will talk your way out of anything. Know how far is too far to go please.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
Saturn gives you the gift of the gab and if anyone is experiencing any problems this boxing day, then you will be the sign they turn to in order to mend broken bridges.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
The planets line up to bring out your naughty side and if someone tells you not to do something, then chances are you will be trying your best to do it anyway. Geminis link to a surprise announcement coming.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Travel plans are strong and even though they may not be immediate you will be getting news that you are set for some exciting travel. Life cannot stay the same as it was and why should it. You’re about to start living again!

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Every day in every way, you are getting better and better. Someone you thought was not on your side in family issues is about to prove otherwise. Make sure you dress well. There’s someone you’re going to want to look nice for.
AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Never leave it to anyone else to decide what you’re all about. If you can stand tall for what you believe in, then others will back you. Trying to bend in ways you aren’t meant to is not an option.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
Be careful with your phone this Boxing day. I don’t want people to read texts or words that you don’t want them to see. You’re keeping a secret but bear in mind it will eventually be better out than in.


Winter Love Horoscopes 2017-2018

Reveal how your heart will stay warm this winter season…

This winter invites us to get cozy, cuddle up, and reconnect. Two short days before Winter Solstice on December 21, serious Saturn enters structured Capricorn. Even the most independent among us may feel a strong desire to form lasting romantic bonds this season.

For single people, finding a soul mate could become more important than playing the field. Attached couples may grow closer, feeling a renewed determination to build a happy, healthy life together.

Two eclipses will inject magic into this winter season. The first occurs on January 31, when a Lunar Eclipse in Leo invites us to either make up or break up. Many couples will decide to take casual relationships to the next level. Unhappy alliances will go by the wayside, making room for the passion and excitement of true love. On February 15, the Solar Eclipse in Aquarius helps us to radiate love outward to the entire world. Treating strangers with the same kind of care and consideration as our loved ones may be the greatest gift this winter brings.

The stars are poised to bring love, romance, and affection to everyone this season. Our only job is to receive these blessings with joy and gratitude. To discover how your sign will be specifically blessed, read on..


Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

Ambitious Saturn moves into your career sector on December 19, shortly before the Winter Solstice. While achieving new professional heights will become increasingly important, you shouldn’t neglect your personal life during your climb to the top.

If you’re looking for love, you could find it at a glamorous party on or around January 16 when the New Moon in Capricorn helps you make a fabulous entrance. All eyes will be on you during this magical day. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll be very proud of your partner’s appearance; the two of you can establish your reputation as a power couple at this event.

The Lunar Eclipse on January 31 may mark a turning point in your relationship. Getting engaged or married is a distinct possibility. Alluring Venus enters your sign on March 6, helping you to turn heads wherever you go as winter melts into spring.

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

Winter can be a season of tremendous personal accomplishment for you. Determined Saturn moves into your higher education sector on December 19, right before the Winter Solstice. Earning an advanced degree, landing a teaching job at an impressive learning institution, or publishing a book are among the possibilities.

Your willingness to expand your horizons could put you on the path to romance. Venus, your ruling planet, enters accomplished Capricorn on December 25, making you attractive to those who admire your impressive creative talent. Do you already have a partner? Your other half may give you a beautiful token of their esteem over the holidays, drawing you closer together than ever before.

Expansive Jupiter goes retrograde in your partnership sector on March 8, inviting attached couples to return to the early days of courtship. If you’re single, a lost love could make their way back into your life, ending winter happily.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

This winter invites you to get serious about your love life. The action begins a few days before the Winter Solstice, when dedicated Saturn moves into your intimacy sector on December 19. Instead of looking to hook up, you might give serious thought to settling down. Are you in a relationship? Things that once irritated you about your partner may become endearing. By the time Venus enters sensual Capricorn on December 25, it may be impossible to keep your hands off each other.

If you’re looking for love, you could find it on January 16, when the New Moon in Capricorn may cause you to cross paths with an accomplished individual. You’ll admit their dry wit, style, and old-world manners, while they’ll appreciate your humorous repartee.

On January 26, passionate Mars enters your partnership sector, making it easy to go after who you want. Be crystal clear about your desires this winter.

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

Your love life will assume an increasing importance this winter, when dedicated Saturn moves into your partnership sector on December 19, a few days before Winter Solstice. If you have a partner, you could grow closer than ever, serving as each other’s support system. Are you single? You could meet your soul mate, possibly through a professional organization or work-related event.

A Full Moon in your sign on January 1 kicks off 2018 in a romantic way, showing off your tender heart, goofy sense of humor, and fabulous creativity in an incredible way. If you don’t have a partner, you could find one at a cultural, religious, or artistic event. Are you dating someone special? The New Moon in Capricorn on January 16 is perfect for getting engaged or married.

February 15 could mark an exciting turning point in an intimate relationship. That’s when the Solar Eclipse allows you to express heartfelt desires to your partner.

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

This winter beckons you to make some big changes to your personal life, starting with your health. Strict Saturn moves into your health sector on December 19, a few days before the Winter Solstice. Nourishing food, a regular exercise routine, and plenty of sleep will make you look and feel terrific, helping you attract the love you desire.

Pay special attention to the days surrounding January 31, when a Lunar Eclipse in your sign allows you to break a habit that no longer serves you. If you’re in a relationship, the desire for your partner could come soaring back. Are you single? You might be inspired to court an adventurous love interest who makes you laugh.

The Solar Eclipse on February 15 is the romantic highlight of the season. Getting engaged or married is a distinct possibility. Do you have a partner? The two of you could enjoy an unusual trip together.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This winter, serious Saturn begins its journey through your romance sector. If you’re single, you may become much more discerning about your love life, choosing only to spend your time with people who truly excite you. Do you have a partner? You might decide to spend more quality time on your relationship, rather than pouring all your energy into work.

The New Moon in Capricorn on January 16 could prompt you to embark on a romance with an accomplished person who is tasteful, gracious, and attractive. On February 18, the Sun moves into your partnership sector, turning you into a virtual love magnet.

The romantic trend continues through the following month, when a Full Moon in your sign illuminates your finest qualities on March 1. An admirer should be very attentive on this magical day. Getting engaged or married is a distinct possibility on March 17, when the New Moon in Pisces energizes your partnership sector.

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Establishing a happy home life may be your first order of business this winter, when secure Saturn moves into your domestic sector on December 19, shortly before Winter Solstice. If you’re in a relationship, you and your partner may put a down payment on your dream home near December 25, when gracious Venus helps you find a place you both adore.

If you’re looking for love, you could fall head over heels for someone who is unlike anyone you’ve ever dated before on February 15. That’s when a Solar Eclipse electrifies your romance sector. Anyone who has a partner might feel like they’re enjoying a second honeymoon on this day of exciting surprises.

Alluring Venus moves into your partnership sector on March 6, drawing you close to someone who seems to complete you. Obey an impulse to do something special for the object of your affection on this day.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

This winter finds you adopting a serious outlook due to somber Saturn’s move into your communication sector on December 19, shortly before Winter Solstice. Instead of joking around with potential love interests, you’ll seek to make a meaningful connection with someone special. If you already have a partner, look to them to remind you of the sunny side of life.

The Full Moon in Cancer on January 1 could find you returning from a romantic trip that gives you a new lease on life. A conjunction between passionate Mars and expansive Jupiter on January 6 may prompt you to win someone’s heart or heat up your love life. Let yourself be guided by your sensual side on this powerful day.

Loving Venus moves into your romance sector from February 10 through March 6, prompting you to spend lots of time with a tender-hearted person who brings out your protective side.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

This winter invites you to get serious about what and whom you prize. Dedicated Saturn moves into your values sectors on December 19, just two days before the Winter Solstice. Instead of treating love as a game, you’ll begin viewing it as a building block to happiness.

Embarking on a relationship with someone who shares your principles will be gratifying, not confining. If you already have a partner, it’s time to come together and discuss your mutual goals. Working toward a dream together will strengthen your bond as the season continues.

Astonishing Uranus will move direct in your romance sector on January 2, creating exciting surprises in your love life. You might completely fall for someone you just met or find a renewed passion for your partner. Alluring Venus moves into your romance sector on March 6, turning you into a virtual love magnet.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your life will undergo a big change this winter when Saturn, your ruling planet, moves into your image sector on December 19, just before the Winter Solstice. It will be easy to command respect this season, attracting romantic prospects who admire your accomplishments. If you’re looking for love, you could find it with someone who shares your interest in building a prosperous life together. Do you already have a partner? You’ll rededicate yourselves to realizing your mutual dreams.

On January 1, the Full Moon in Cancer could find you returning from a wonderfully romantic trip. Visiting a beautiful seaside resort will have either put you on the path of love or reignite your passion for your soul mate.

A New Moon in your sign on January 16 is perfect for undergoing a makeover that will attract admiring glances wherever you go. Because of your new look, your popularity could soar during the remaining weeks of winter.

Aquarius Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Instead of putting so much emphasis on your social life, you may decide to embark on an intimate relationship with someone who understands you. If you already have a partner, you and your other half may decide to adopt a lower profile from now until spring, spending quiet evenings at home instead of making the round of parties.

Between January 17 and February 10, attractive Venus will tour your image house, luring admirers like a flower draws bees. On January 31, a Lunar Eclipse in Leo may prompt you to end a relationship that no longer works. Alternately, it could be the catalyst to take a romance to the next level by getting engaged or married.

The Solar Eclipse on February 15 gives you an added dose of charisma, allowing you to win the heart of anyone you desire.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Ambitious Saturn enters your friendship sector on December 19, a short time before the Winter Solstice. Your social circle could be a great source of comfort and strength this season. If you’ve been thinking about steering a platonic relationship into romantic waters, follow this instinct. Do you have a partner? You’ll come together to realize a lofty dream you’ve had for a long time.

On January 1, the Full Moon in Cancer could find you getting engaged or married. Taking a romance to the next level will make you feel like you’re walking on air. Enticing Venus moves through your sign from February 10 through March 6, allowing you to twist a love interest around your little finger.

A New Moon rises in your sign on March 17, emphasizing all your strengths and downplaying your faults. If you’re looking for love, you’ll easily find it with someone who admires your creative work.

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017



Foods for the Winter Season

Nourish your spirit with foods for winter and the Sun in Capricorn

The Sun moved into Capricorn on December 21, which also marks the Winter Solstice — the shortest day/longest night of the year, and a night when we’re most certainly hungrier than usual. Good thing we’ve got some Astrology-inspired foods just perfect for this time of year!

Celebrations to honor Gods and Goddesses have been held since ancient times, and still continue today in one form or another in Japan, China, India, Pakistan, and countless other places. It is also during this time that High Holy days for many of the world’s religions are celebrated, including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrian and Islam.


Another festival, Saturnalia, in honor of Saturn, originated in Greece and became highly popular in the Roman Empire. The weeklong celebration culminated on December 23, after the Sun had moved into Capricorn. This is significant and a fortuitous time as Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn. Saturn may just be responsible for the original Winter Solstice festivities.

Some believe the Winter Solstice to be the “dark night of the soul.” On this longest night, the ancients thought the veil between the worlds was the thinnest. If the night was spent in meditation and reflection, one could gain insight to their past, present and future. This tradition and philosophy is still practiced by many cultures throughout the world.

Capricorn rules the bones and the entire skeletal system. The foods chosen for the Sun’s reign in Capricorn help strengthen and protect bones from calcium loss in all zodiac signs, but especially Goats. Any sign will benefit from eating the chosen foods, and can delight in including these scrumptious foods in any celebration during this emphasis on Capricorn and Saturn.

Beef (prime rib)

Beef is high in vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorous and zinc, all of which help maintain bone density, making it beneficial for Capricorn natives and all other zodiac signs, as everyone is in need of healthy bones. Beyond the health benefits, a beautifully cooked prime rib is the perfect entree to serve to friends and family when celebrating the season.

Satsuma Tangerines

These sweet, juicy citrus gems are loaded with vitamins A, C and potassium, all good for the bones and immune system. If you find a bright orange Satsuma in your Christmas stocking, don’t think Santa is being chintzy. Not only will it be delicious and excellent for you, it is a gift of good fortune in many cultures.

Black-eyed peas

These peas, or beans as some call them, are very high in zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, with trace amounts of B vitamins and vitamin C, making them just what the doctor ordered to keep your bones healthy and strong. They have long been considered lucky to eat on New Year’s Eve, a theory dating back to ancient Babylonia. All signs wanting a prosperous year ahead should fix a big pot of these healthy legumes.

Collard Greens

These dark greens are rich in vitamins A, C, K, manganese, calcium and trace amounts of B vitamins. They look like folded greenbacks, which is the reason they are considered lucky! It is said if you want to ensure a wealthy and successful year, eat lots of these tasty greens. Have a big dish with your black-eyed peas for double the luck and double the boost to your bones!

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017



The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th

(Part 4)


The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th (Part 2)


Happy Holidays

The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th

(Part 2)


Today is Monday, December 25th


Monday is the sacred day of the moon, personified as the goddesses Selene, Luna, and Mani. The moon is ruler of flow, affecting the changeable and impressionable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, then the powers of the moon are at their most potent.


Deity: Mani


Zodiac Sign: Cancer


Planet: Moon


Tree: Willow


Herb: Chickweed


Stone: Agate


Animal: Crab


Element: Water


Color: Green


Rune: Lagu (L)



The Celtic Tree Month of Beth (Birch) (December 24 – January 20)


Runic Half Month of Jara (December 13 – 27)


Goddess of the Month of Astraea (November 28th – December 25th)



The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick


The Pagan Book of Days for Monday, December 25th

Christmas Day/Goddess Month of Astraea ends

The observance of Christmas contains many elements from a number of different religious sources. The many ceremonies and religious sources of the day mae it most important festival of the year.


The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick


The Wicca Book of Days for Monday, December 25th

The Invincible Sun

The Romans celebrated the dies natalis invicti Solis (“the Birthday of the Invincible Sun”) on December 25, when they rejoiced in the winter solstice, or the rebirth of the Sun. Sol (who later came to share his birthday with Jesus Christ) was the Roman god who embodied the solar disk, (his equivalent was the Greek Helios). He was said to traverse the sky by day in his golden chariot. Mithras, originally a Middle Eastern solar deity, was also worshiped on this day; as well as being equated with the sun, this “Bull-killer” was regarded as having the power to confer immortality on his devotees.


On Monday, December 25th, We Celebrate the Roman God Sol

Sol Indiges is the one of the most ancient gods of Roman mythology. Early history has him recorded as one of the many deities introduced by Emperor Titus of the Flavian Dynasty. The sun god disappeared from the literature for some time and was later reintroduced by Emperor Aurelian as Sol Invictus, which means “unconquered sun”. The name differentiation may have come later to help people discern between the myths of the two.



Sol Indiges

Sol Indiges was one of the earliest gods introduced by Titus in approximately 79AD, during a time when the Romans and Sabines were allies. In the Aeneid, Virgil’s epic Latin poem, the Trojan hero Aeneas, was a Roman who fled to Italy following the defeat of Troy. Once there, he married the daughter of Latinus, a Latin king. The mother of Latinus was Circe, the daughter of the sun. This marriage into the family of the sun shows the importance of the deity for the Roman state, and is also a sign of the unity of the Latins and Romans.


Several festivals were held and dedicated to the sun god. On the August 9 at the cult center temple on Quirinal was the feria (festival) in honor of the sun, which is needed for the nurture of a good harvest.


On August 28 the dedication of Templum Sol et Luna (Sun and Moon) was held at the Circus Maximus, which was the main temple the sun god shared with the moon goddess. Circus is derived from the name Circe, daughter of the sun.


Sol Invictus

The Emperor Aurelian reintroduced the sun god and cult in 274 AD. The birthday of the unconquered sun was celebrated at the Roman festival Dies Natalis Solis Invicti on December 25. There is an ongoing debate regarding this date. Did it predate Christmas, or was it was later chosen to be the same day? We do know that Sol Invictus was worshipped in Rome until Christianity took hold as the dominant religion during the reign of Constantine in the 300s A.D.


Historical Influence

Some believe December 25 was chosen as the date of Christmas Day after the pagan holiday celebration of Sol Invictus, while other theories say the date for Christmas was chosen first. Romans believed that Sol had died for three days and was reborn on December 25. The three days following December 21 are the darkest of the year: the three days when neither the sun nor Jesus are seen.
There are theories that connect Christianity to astrology and the sun. Jesus had 12 disciples, and this corresponds to the 12 constellations of the zodiac. The halo in many paintings of Christ bears a resemblance to the cross of the zodiac.


The sun god also had a role in the secret religion of Mithraism, which was practiced during the 1st to 4th centuries of the Roman Empire. It is not clear whether Sol can definitively be identified as Mithra – who was originally a Persian god – but it is known that the cult center for Mithraism was in Rome.


Sol Invictus is found on many ancient Roman coins, as several of the Emperors of Rome during the later era were preferential to Sol, including Constantine the Great, who was committed to the sun god in addition to Christianity.



Monday–The Day of the Moon


The moon, like the sun, was an object of wonder in the days of old, and was worshiped almost everywhere in some form or other, but it does not play quite so important a part in story as the sun. Since the moon is paler than the sun and its light soft and gentle, it was often regarded as being a chariot driven by a woman, but the course of the moon-goddess across the sky was similar to that of the sun-god.


Diana, the moon-goddess of the Greeks and Romans, known also as Cynthia, Phoebe, and Arterms, was the twin-sister of Apollo, and drove a golden chariot drawn by milk-white horses. Diana and Apollo were children of Jupiter, and were born in the Island of Delos, where a temple to Apollo was afterwards built. Another of the Seven Wonders of the World was the temple to Diana at Ephesus, on the west coast of Asia Minor. The worship of Diana at Ephesus is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles: “And when the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he saith, ‘Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there who knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of the great Diana and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?'” The temple was destroyed in the year A.D. 263, but remains of it may still be seen.


Diana was also the Goddess of Hunting; she was a skilled archer, and spent the day in huuting, as we have seen in the story of Orion.


The most famous story of Diana is that of her love for Endymion, a young shepherd–a story which has been told by the poets many times. One evening as the moon-goddess was driving silently across the sky, she saw sleeping on a hillside a handsome youth, his resting flock scattered over the gentle slope. Attracted by his beauty, Diana stepped from her chariot and gazed long at his face; then softly stooping, she kissed him lightly on the lips. Endymion, half wakened by her touch, caught a fleeting vision of the fair goddess as she hastened to her chariot. Filled with wonder at the sight, he rose quickly and rubbed his eyes, but all he saw was the bright moon floating across the dark sky, and he thought that he had been dreaming. The next night the goddess came to him again, and again he saw her with his half closed eyes. Each night when the bright rays of the moon fell on his upturned face he dreamed this wonderful dream, but he was always sleeping when the goddess came, and nevr saw her in her full and dazzling beauty. The days now seemed long and dreary to Endymion, and he waited anxiously for the night that he might see again the glorious vision.


Diana was filled with dread at the thought that the beautiful youth would lose his beauty as the years went by, and at last she cast a spell over him while he slept, so that he should never wake again, and carried him away to a cave in a mountain-side known only to herself. There the loving Diana paused each night in her journey across the sky, and gazed on the face of the fair Endymion.


Diana, when hunting in the forest, was attended by a band of wood-nymphs who were her faithful followers. One of these nymphs, Arethusa, was one day cooling herself after the chase on the banks of the River Alpheus, when suddenly the God of the River appeared. The startled nymph ran quickly into the woods, but the god Alpheus pursued her, telling her that he loved her and that she need fear no harm. Arethusa was too frightened to listen to the god, and ran on, till at last, worn out, she prayed to Diana for help. The moon-goddess was ever ready to help her faithful nymphs, and in answer to the prayer transformed the girl into a fountain, which she hid in a thick mist. Alpheus, suddenly losing sight of the nymph, wandered sorrowfully about, calling out her name in his distress. Arethusa now thought that she was safe, but the wind-god, Zephyrus, blew aside the mist, and Alpheus saw a fountain where there had not been one before, and guessed what had happened. He quickly changed himself into a river and rushed towards the fountain, but Arethusa sprang from the rocks and hastened away over the stones and grass. Diana now saw her fresh danger, and made an opening in the ground, through which Arethusa slipped, to find herself in the kingdom of Pluto, the God of the Underworld. Here she wandered until she found another opening, by which she escaped once again into the sunshine on the plain of Sicily. Alpheus, however, at last made his way across the sea to Sicily, where he found Arethusa and won her love. The Greeks believed that flowers cast into the River Alpheus in Greece were carried by the river as gifts to his lover, and appeared later in the fountain of Arethusa in Sicily!


Among the Egyptians the moon was regarded as a god, who was named Thoth (The Measurer). He was also the God of Wisdom, Invention, Writing, and Magic. He was one of the earliest of the Egyptian gods, having come into being at the same time as Ra, the sun-god, and it was he who was said to have created the world. The Romans compared him with Mercury because, like Mercury, he invented writing. As the God of the Moon, he was represented as wearing a crescent moon on his head, and holding in his hand a stylus, a pointed instrument used by the Egyptians for writing on their wax tablets.


The Babylonian moon-god was Sin, the Lord of Wisdom. He was the father of the sun-god, and was one of the greatest of the gods, owing to the fact that the Babylonians regulated their calendar by the moon.


The Angles and Saxons believed that the moon was driven across the sky by Mani, the son of a giant, in a golden chariot drawn by a horse named the All Swift. As in the case of the sun, our ancestors had no distinct goddess of the moon.

Hymn to Diana

Queen and huntress, chaste and fair,
Now the sun is laid to sleep,
Seated in thy silver chair,
State in wonted manner keep:
Hesperus entreats thy light,
Goddess excellently bright.
Earth, let not thy envious shade
Dare itself to interpose;
Cynthia’s shining orb was made
Heaven to clear when day did close;
Bless us then with wished sight,
Goddess excellently bright.
Lay thy bow of pearl apart,
And thy crystal shining quiver;
Give unto the flying hart
Space to breathe, how short soever,
Thou that mak’st a day of night,
Goddess excellently bright.
BEN JONSON–Cynthia’s Revels.



Monday’s Conjuring

Monday – is associated with the Moon

Candle colors – white or gray

Crossroads work to learn to read cards, dealing with family matters, Protection, Truth, Peace, Justice


Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies
Starr Casas


The Magickal Day of Monday


Monday is the day of the moon itself, and it’s a day that’s connected to lunar colors like silver, white, or even a pale blue. Metals and gemstones like silver, pearl, opal and moonstone all come into play today.


There are plenty of deities associated with the moon – Thoth and Diana for instance – and herbal correspondences include many members of the mint family. Utilize wintergreen or peppermint, as well as catnip, comfrey, sage and chamomile in your workings.


When it comes to Monday magic, because of that lunar connection, it’s a good time to focus on workings related to childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, and intuition. Do a little bit of self exploration and work on developing your intuition – learn to trust your gut. Celebrate birth and life, and make some magic to fix what is broken.



Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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The Witches Monday

In the word Monday, we can see part of the word Moon. In the romance languages such as Italian or Spanish, this day of the week is called Lunes and clearly relates to the word lunar. On Mondays, a variety of magick may be worked. Because Monday centers on the energies of the Moon, things like dreams, feminine energy, health, success in spiritual pursuits, domestic matters, and things of family origin are especially important this day.


Mondays are best for love magick and anything concerning home or family, thus old saying, Mondays child is fair of face, which seems clearly to relate to the themes of love and health.


Angels of Monday are Gabriel, Arcan, Missabu, and Abuzaha. Arcan is known as the king of the angels of air and the “ruler” of Monday. Abuzaha (Abuzohar) serves Monday, and is very responsive to invocations and ritual magick. Missabu is a ministering angel of Arcan.


Check whether the moon is waning or waxing to determine what your spell will be. During waning moons, do spells to rid yourself of obstacles or for wisdom and protection. During waxing moons do magic for increase of any kind or to draw something into your life.


On Mondays, the best hour to work is moonrise. Get this information from your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac.



Gypsy Magic


Monday Is A Day of Witchery, Magick and Enchantment


Think for a moment on all of the witchery, magick and enchantments that you have discovered. Don’t be afraid to adjust spells to suit your own specific needs. Any gentle, illusory, and dreamy charms and spells can be enhanced when you work on the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon. Mondays are a fantastic day to boost your psychic abilities and to tune in to your intuition and empathy. It also gives you the opportunity to work with a different lunar phase each and every Monday, which means in one month you could work four different types of moon magicks on Mondays. How’s that for adding to your repertoire? You are going to have mad skills in no time at all.


So light up those lunar scented candles and add a little mystique to your outfit by wearing an enchanting lunar color. Wear your sparkling silver jewelry and maybe add a pair of dangling silver earrings or a pendant shaped like a crescent moon. Create lunar potions and philters; make a dream catcher and give it as a gift to someone you love. Burn some sandalwood or jasmine-scented incense today to inspire the glamour and magick of the moon. Slice up a favorite variety of fruit that is in season for a snack or share it with your love and enjoy his or her lunar and romantic qualities. Brew up a cup of chamomile tea, enchant it with a little moon magick, and relax and get a good night’s sleep.


Most importantly, get outside tonight and watch the moon for a while. What phase is she in? What color was the moon as she rose? Why not start a journal and write down at what location the moon rises and sets for a few seasons? This is a great way to teach you to tune in and to become more aware of the moon and the influence that she pulls into our lives. Try calling on Selene for her magickal assistance, and call Thoth for wisdom and strength. Get to know the Norse Mani and the Latvian Meness. These gods of the moon have plenty to teach, and if you allow their influence to cycle through your life, you’ll receive many blessings. Be imaginative, and create your own personal lunar magick and witchery. Go on….the moonlight becomes you.



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


The Witches Almanac for Monday, December 25th

Christmas Day

Waxing Moon

Moon Phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Pisces

Moon enters Aries 7:27 pm

Incense: Hyssop

Color: Ivory


The Waxing Moon

The Waxing Crescent Moon occurs 3 ½ to 7 days after the New Moon. She rises in the mid-morning and sets in the evening. The Moon’s light is quickening. As the Moon has dropped back until she is about ?th of the way behind the Sun, we see her lumination as a crescent shape.


You will see the first quarter Moon from 7 to 10 ½ days after the New Moon. She will rise around noon and set around midnight.


As the Moon is at a right angle to the Sun the difference between high and low tide is minimized. Because light and dark are in balance, the Moon will appear to be a Half Moon, but the area of light will continue to grow each day.


The Waxing Gibbous Moon occurs between 10 ½ and 14 days after the New Moon. She rises sometime in the mid-afternoon and sets in the early dark hours of the morning.


As the Moon has fallen back around ? of the way behind the Sun, one side of the Moon is seen fully and the light on the other side bulges out, but does not yet fill all of the Moon’s face.


Now your projects can get into their stride. Be aware, however, that overstrains are more likely at this time and that the body takes things in and absorbs them more readily with a Waxing Moon.


It is also a good time to build yourself up if you have been unwell or otherwise off-colour. Absorbing, boosting your energy and taking up supplies are crucial now. Go on an active holiday, get in touch with friends, plan a party, arrange meetings and increase communication.


As Full Moon approaches, notice what isn’t working and shed it in order to focus your energies more effectively. Remind yourself to slow down a little and conserve your strength. This is a time of regeneration and to gather information and resources.


Pagan Portals – Moon Magic
Rachel Patterson


The Witches Correspondences for December 25th


Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise


Incense: African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood


Planet: Moon


Sign: Cancer


Angel: Gabriel


Colors: Silver, White and Gray


Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris


Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Geodes


Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood


Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.


Monday Is Ruled By the Moon


This day of the week is dedicated to the moon and all of her magic and mystery. Mondays are for women’s mysteries, illusion, prophetic dreaming, emotions, travel, and fertility.
Some suggestions for Monday enchantments would include:


*Getting outside and looking for the moon in the heavens. Sit under her light and absorb a little glamour. Call on the moon goddess Selene for practical help in magical issues.


*Invoking the god Thoth for wisdom and insight


*Empowering your silver jewelry under the light of the moon. Wear moonstone or pearl jewelry today to add a lunar and magical shimmer to your outfit.


*Be mysterious and subtle and wear moon-associated colors such as white, silver, and blue.


*Working spells for safe travel with a simple moonstone


*Gathering bluebells, jasmine, gardenias, or white roses to create a little garden witchery with the flowers that are associated with the moon


*Setting up a lunar Tarot spell today to increase your psychic powers


*Eating a lunar fruit such as a melon to be healthy, serene, and at peace


*Brewing up a cup of chamomile or mint tea and enchanting it for sweet dreams and restful sleep


The Energy of the Moon


Planet: Moon


Day: Monday


Color: Silver, white, light blue, purple


Metal: Silver


Associations: Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition


Covens and Witches


In 1662, Isobel Gowdie of Auldearne made four separate confessions of being a Witch, and in the process, gave the word “Coven” to the world.


Although there is no other historical evidence for this word, it has proven to be one of the most lasting facets of Witchcraft – ask anyone today what Witches do, and the answer will almost certainly include the fact that they meet in groups, called “Covens”.


So given that a number of modern Witches do, in fact, either run, or belong to, a Coven – just what is its purpose in 20th (and 21st) century Western Civilisation? Why has this word of such dubious historical veracity survived over three hundred years? Is there a place in our modern world for a social group which, as far as we know, occurred only in 17th century Scotland?


The very fact of its survival for over three hundred years argues that there is a place for such a group. In my own case, I have been a member of, and run, Covens of Witches for a number of years, and it is a social model which fits extremely well within modern society.


The structure of a coven varies, but generally has one or two leaders, and a number of members of varying levels of experience. In a sense, the modern Coven has replaced the tribal family, and its members often fulfill familial roles, which are no longer available to them in the family in which they were born.


Some researchers have commented that many modern Witches come from a background which was disrupted; i.e., did not provide a safe family environment during their formative years. As I know a great many Witches for whom this was not the case, I think this is only a partial reason, and only for some people.


Humanity itself seems to be inherently tribal; any common bond between people will generally result in the creation cults or sub-cultures, where those of a like-mind will bond together. They will evolve their own social order (generally hierarchical), have their own common language, and often are identifiable by their demeanour and appearance.


Witches gather together in Covens for very much the same sorts of reasons; we are apart from general society by virtue of our beliefs and practices. Meeting with others who think and feel similarly to ourselves gives us the opportunity to share ideas and skills, as well as being able to practise our Craft.


A modern Coven provides a family-style environment, where the “Elders” can, by virtue of their experience, give encouragement, support, and advice to those seek to learn about Witchcraft. As with all families, Covens have very unique and individual ways of approaching this. Just as no two families are the same, neither are any two Covens.


Some Covens are run by people with an academic bent, and as would be the case in any family, this characterises the way in which their “children” are brought up. Other groups are oriented towards a more simple approach, and the oral traditions play an important role in the way in which the Coven is structured. Some combine the these two approaches, and the variations upon the basic themes are endless.


For any “family” to exist harmoniously, everyone within the group must feel a part of the group, and wish to learn and grow within that group environment. With a path such as Witchcraft, with its emphasis upon personal growth and development, it is likely that individuals who may at one time have been happy within their family group, will change, and wish to move away. This is a perfectly natural process, and the wise coven leaders will send those people off with their love and blessing.Trying to keep them would be like trying to keep your sons and daughters tied to your apron strings forever!


Ultimately, and despite the popularity of the word “coven”, I do believe that most Witches are solitary in nature, and will generally spend at least part of their lives without being a member of, or running, a coven. I think the inward exploration during these periods is vital to self-development, just as we believe it is important to encourage social-awareness in children. However, I also believe that at some stage it is important to learn the practices of Witchcraft from another person; to be an apprentice, if you will; because the act of passing knowledge from one person to another cannot be replicated by books, correspondence courses, or be self-taught. This may seem an almost impossible task to some people, but as all the magical traditions teach: when the student is ready, the teacher will appear! What’s more, it’s true!


B*B Julia




Monday is named after the moon. The Latin term for Monday is Dies Lunae (“moon’s day”); in the Old English language, this day was Monandaeg; in Greek, it was Hermera Selenes. All of these different names and languages translate to the same thing: the “day of the moon.”


Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. So why not cut to the chase and experiment with the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon in all of its magickal energies and aspects?


Magickally, Monday encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, women’s mysteries, and fertility.


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

Ellen Dugan


Monday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell – Moonstone Travel Spell


This spell will call on Meness, the patron moon god of travelers.


Find a spot that faces east or that is illuminated by moonlight. Or try setting this up under the moon, in the garden, or on the porch or your outside deck. Get some atmosphere sphere going! Try using a scented candle, such as jasmine or gardenia, to coordinate the fragrance with the moon’s energies.


Gather the following items:
• A photo of your destination, your travel itinerary, or your airline tickets
• 4 small tumbled moonstones
• A scented white votive candle and holder
• A lighter or matches


Set up this spell on a safe, flat surface. Light the candle and place it in the holder. Place your paperwork/tickets or itinerary to one side of the candle. Arrange the four stones in a circle around the holder. Place your hands on the travel paperwork, and ground and center. Then repeat the following spell three times:


Meness, patron of travelers, watch over me
Whether I travel in the air, on the land or sea
Like a talisman in my pocket a stone will I tuck
Moonstones do encourage a safe journey and bring good luck.


Take one of the stones and keep it in your pocket while you travel. You may close the spell by saying:


For the good of all, with harm to none By the moon and stars, this spell is done.


Gather up your papers and tuck them away for your trip. Allow the candle to burn out on its own. If you performed this outside, then move your candle and the remaining stones indoors to let the candle safely finish burning. Never leave your candles unattended.



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


Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days a Year for December 24 & 24

Christmas Eve, Christmas, Yule


It is generally accepted that the birth of Christ on December 24th is the invention of some overzealous authors who were trying to create some sort of symmetry between Paganism and Christianity. According to the late fourth-century Scriptor Syrus, it was the custom of the Pagans to celebrate the birthday of the sun on December 25, at which time they kindled lights in token of festivity. The Christians also participated in these solemnities and revelries. Accordingly, when the administrants of the church observed that the Christians had a preference for the festival, they took counsel and resolved that the true Nativity should be solemnized on that day.


The Pagan feast that was replaced by Christmas was of far older origins and may have been built upon the cult of Mithras, who, for the Persians, was the creator of the universe and manifestation of the Creative Logos, or Word. His birth on December 25 was witnessed by shepherds. After many deeds, he held a last supper with his disciples and then returned to heaven. Some believe that, had Christianity not taken hold when it did, Mithraism very well might have become the world religion.


For more that three centuries Christ Mass was a moveable feast, celebrated on the Epiphany (January 6), the day that, according to biblical account, Jesus manifested himself to the Magi. The Western date of December 25 was fixed to coincide with the Roman midwinter festival of the Kalends, which was preceded by seven days of tribute to their God of agriculture, Saturn.


Many of the Yuletide customs we observe today were common to various thanksgiving days and new year’s rites. For example, the hanging of greenery comes from an old ivy-worshiping worshiping cult dating back to the Dionysian revels in ancient Greece; mistletoe was valued-almost worshiped-by the Druids; ids; and gift exchange most likely generated with the Saturnalia. The Christmas tree was introduced by the Prince Albert of Saxony in 1844 and was an adaption of the Paradeisbaum(decorated tree of life) from the medieval drama of the Tannenbaum.




The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th

(Horoscopes, Tarot, & Runes)


The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th (Part 1)

Happy Holidays

Special Holidays

We’re thinking of you this time of year,
Wishing you happiness, joy, and cheer.
May all your days be warm and bright,
And your nights enhanced by holiday light.

Enjoy your delectable holiday foods,
As parties and gifts create holiday moods.
Favorite people play a meaningful part,
While treasured rituals warm your heart.

You are special to us in many ways,
So we wish you Happy Holidays!

By Joanna Fuchs
Published on Poem Source


Your Daily Sun & Moon Information for Monday, December 25th

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 91.91° E
Sun Altitude: -38.57°
Sun Distance: 91.425 million mi
Next Equinox: Mar 20, 2018 11:15 am (Vernal)
Sunrise Today: 7:06 am↑ 119° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:43 pm↑ 241° Southwest
Length of Daylight: 9 hours, 37 minutes

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 323.01° NW
Moon Altitude: -53.88°
Moon Distance: 242932 mi
Next Full Moon: Jan 1, 20188:24 pm
Next New Moon: Jan 16, 20188:17 pm
Next Moonrise: Today11:43 am
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 40.1%

The Lunar Calendar
Moon Phase Tonight: Waxing Crescent
First Quarter: Dec 26, 2017 at 3:20 am
(Next Phase)
New Moon: Dec 18, 2017 at 12:30 am
(Previous Phase)



The Astrology for Monday, December 25th

The Moon is in Pisces until 7:26 PM, after which the Moon is in Aries.
The Moon is void from 12:25 AM to 7:26 PM.
The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
The New Moon occurred on the 18th in the sign of Sagittarius, and the First Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
Mercury is in its post-retrograde shadow until January 10, 2018.
Venus enters Capricorn today (Venus transits Capricorn December 25, 2017, to January 17, 2018).



Moon in Pisces

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

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

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


Overview of the Day

Venus enters the sign of Capricorn shortly into the day and will transit the sign until January 17th. Getting serious about our finances and boosting our relations with business partners and/or co-workers will be easier than usual under this influence. Our talents for creating artistic structure and form are enhanced, and our ability to form connections with people who support our ambitions increases. We value enduring relationships and connections, reliability, and faithfulness. We take expressing our feelings seriously, and we take our time to warm up to others. We generally keep our “cool” in relationships during this cycle.
Venus meets Saturn shortly after it enters Capricorn since Saturn just recently began its longer-term transit of the sign. Venus also forms a semi-square to Jupiter today. We may be viewing or taking our attachments and affections a little more seriously. When it comes to finances and relationships, we may need to limit a pleasure or indulgence, or sacrifice a material benefit for a spiritual one (or vice versa). Extravagances have a way of catching up with us and buckling down is necessary, but we generally feel good about making a mature choice now. We may be experiencing a new sense of realism in our relationships. A sense of duty may lead us to sacrifice a personal pleasure for a cause or a loved one, or we may have to abstain from personal gratification for the time being. This can be a time for bonding more strongly with loved ones through the sharing of a responsibility, concern, or dilemma.
The Moon continues its transit of compassionate Pisces until 7:28 PM EST, after which we’re more likely to want to take action, make a change, or start fresh with the Moon in Aries.
The Moon ends its void period when the Moon enters Aries at 7:28 PM EST.


In the Sky This Month

The year ends as it began, with the brilliant stars of winter climbing into the evening sky. By the end of December, dazzling Orion will be in good view by the time the sky gets dark. Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, will rise below Orion a bit later. The twins of Gemini stand to the left of the hunter, with Taurus, the celestial bull, above, continuing the never-ending cycle of stars and planets across the night sky.

December 25: (Summer) Christmas Skies
The Summer Triangle is in the western sky as night falls. Its three points are Vega, the brightest member of the group, which forms the right point of the triangle; Altair, the left point; and Deneb, the top of the triangle.

December 26: Aries
Aries, the ram, is high in the east as night falls and stands due south a few hours later. Despite its fame as a member of the zodiac, Aries includes only three bright stars. A fainter star is added to create a figure that resembles a lopsided boomerang.

December 27: More Aries
Hamal, the brightest star in Aries, the ram, arcs high across the south this evening, almost directly above the Moon. The star is expanding to become a giant. It is orbited by a giant planet that is being evaporated by the star’s intense energy.

December 28: Cancer
The constellation Cancer rises in the east by around 9 p.m. and climbs high across the sky later on. Its stars aren’t all that prominent, although binoculars reveal a sparkly group of stars known as the Beehive Cluster.

December 29: Balancing Planets
The planet Jupiter looks like a brilliant star in the southeast at dawn, with fainter Mars to its upper right. Just below Mars is Zubenelgenubi, in Libra. Its name means “southern claw,” indicating that it once was considered a claw of the celestial scorpion.

December 30: Moon and Aldebaran
The Moon has a close companion tonight: Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus. Skywatchers across much of the U.S. won’t see the star for part of the evening, though, because it will be hidden behind the Moon. The best view of the vanishing act comes from the northeast.

December 31: Holiday Lights
Some of the brightest stars in the night sky encircle the Moon tonight. The entire array is in great view by about three hours after sunset, and remains in view all night. The stars are so bright that they are visible even from light-polluted cities.



Current Moon Phase for Monday, December 25th

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 41%

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: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 41%
Moon Age: 6.54 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 387,528.51 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,125,250.04 km



(Part 2)

The Witches Digest for Monday, December 25th