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

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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.

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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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