Surprise, Surprise, Surprise……

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Since I took up the most of the morning talking, I thought we should make it up to you somehow. So we are stopping at the Horoscopes for the day and going to add some Imbolc information on the site. I figure Imbolc will lift anyone’s spirits or at least I hope it will. It is just amazing to me how fast this month has gone by. I looked at the calendar the other day and couldn’t believe it, only 5 (at the time) more days to Imbolc? Where or where has January gone! I felt bad we generally start putting information about the upcoming Sabbat on a few day in advance. So we are starting that today. I hope it is information you can use and as always we are going to do our best to try to find pages you can print out for your BOS.


It just seems like when Imbolc gets here, it is the most magickal time of the year. I am not a huge fan of Winter and when Imbolc arrives a spark ignites in my heart and soul. The reawakening of Mother Earth what a glorious time of the year. It means Spring is not that far off, we have survived another winter (even though they are calling for snow this weekend, YIKES!).  You can feel the Earth reawakening under your feet. The grass starts to grow little by little, the yellow lilies start to emerge and you know the Earth is coming back to life when you see your first red bird or cardinal. It is time to open the doors and raise the windows to get rid of some of old Man Winter who might be lingering around your house. It is time to renew not only your home but also yourself. You feel alive again, full of hope. I love Imbolc it is my favorite time of the year.


Now if you don’t mind, we are going to provide you with some Imbolc information. Hopefully you will find it useful for your celebrations. If you have any special rituals or activities you do on Imbolc, let us know. We would love to hear what you do and share your celebrations with others.


As you already know, I am off for now….. 

Love ya,

Lady A

The Witches Digest for Tuesday, January 30th (Part 2, Horoscopes)

The Witches Digest for Tuesday, January 30th

(Part 2, Horoscopes)

Prepare for Full Moon Eclipse

Relationships and life goals will be front-and-center issues this next week ahead of the supermoon with lunar eclipse January 31. For sensitives, this can be a week of both intensity and abundant opportunities to energize a new path forward. Continue reading for some tips on how to prepare for these energies.


With the spotlight now on relationships, this is a good time to assess your own relationships. If heart healing is needed in a key relationship, the eclipse gateway energies can provide the needed catalyst and support.

A significant breakthrough can occur, in fact, when you focus on a key relationship over the coming days – inviting insights about what’s out of balance and what needs to shift for more heart-centered relating. The heart is key. Consider what your heart needs from the other person. Likewise, invite a knowing of what the other person’s heart needs from you.

The heart is the essence of all love bonds. It must be the driving force in your relationships, guiding you and teaching you about how to be increasingly more loving and kind.

The solar eclipse of August 21 also had a focus on love and heart healing. This current eclipse gateway will illuminate your progress and help you discover current obstacles to love.

Life Goals

Life goals can receive a substantial energizing at this eclipse too. Knowing that, take time over the coming week to hone in on specific goals you want to energize. Invite a knowing of brand-new ways to approach your life and your path forward. Consider that what you envisioned last year may need to be updated to reflect your current energy and potentials.

As a divine changemaker, you are in a continual process of change and growth. There is an accelerating pace involved with this process during these pivotal years. In 2018, in particular, you will be experiencing an amplified level of insights about your path and sometimes sudden changes in what you consider important.

Trust your inner wisdom. Allow it to lead you into a brighter and more abundant future.

Lunar Eclipse in Leo Horoscopes: Less Drama, More Love

See what February’s Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo means for your sign


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2018 Year of the Dog Horoscopes

See what the Year of the Brown Earth Dog has waiting for you

Loyal, rule-abiding, and cautious, the Year of the Brown Earth Dog is one that rewards pragmatism and discourages selfishness. During this Year of the Dog (starting February 16, 2018, and ending February 4, 2019), it’s time to create secure foundations, even if this requires scrimping and saving. Working collectively will pay off handsomely in 2018. Dogs are pack animals and feel more comfortable when operating as part of a team. “All for one, and one for all” is the motto of Dog years. It will be much easier to attain objectives when acting as a group now, rather than operating as an individual.

Businesses that involve serving others will fare well during the Brown Earth Dog Year. Unions are strongly advised to lobby for raises, increased benefits, and more vacation time in 2018. Police officers, firefighters, teachers, hospital attendants, utility workers, and civic workers can benefit from collective bargaining this year.

Because Dogs are anxious creatures, it’s important to guard against being overwhelmed during 2018. World events can feel oppressive and burdensome. Having a physical outlet for frustration is critical this year; daily exercise is an essential component to the Dog’s health. Hitting the gym regularly should make it easy to avoid infectious illnesses like colds, coughs, and flus. As far as mental health is concerned, Dogs are social creatures who require convivial companionship to stay in top form. Connect with friends as often as possible.

The Year of the Dog emphasizes morality and idealism. Cynical attitudes can create setbacks in 2018. It’s best to strive for the greatest good for the largest amount of people during a Dog year. The need for increased security is another theme this year. This is a great time to upgrade your alarm system, passwords, and firewalls. Take extra care reviewing financial statements for fraud. Above all, keep precious possessions under lock and key. By channeling the protective power of the watchful Dog, you can avoid stressful losses.

Because it is a Brown Earth Year, 2018 will be a time of stability, organization, and persistence. Over-the-top fashions will be replaced by utilitarian looks. Wash-and-wear fabrics, looks that easily flow from day to night, and versatile staples will dominate fashion runways. Extravagant displays of wealth will give way to frugality. Eateries that specialize in home cooking will perform better than gourmet restaurants. In terms of culture, stories about common folk will fare better than ones about superheroes. The Year of the Brown Earth Dog urges us to stay grounded, contented, and connected.

Keep reading to see what the energy of this Year of the Dog has waiting for YOUR Chinese sign…

Rat Horoscope

Diligent Rats will fare well during the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. Your ability to consistently churn out quality work will be rewarded in 2018. This is a wonderful time to ask for a raise. To make the most of your money luck this year, resourceful Rats should enlist the aid of a trusted financial advisor. Anxiety can be a problem for you this year. To combat stomach pains and indigestion, you’d would be wise to practice relaxation techniques.

Ox Horoscope

Regarding business, the cautious Ox will fare well during this Dog year. Thanks to your ability to weigh options carefully, Oxen could experience financial gains through carefully researched investments. In addition, your strategic sign can benefit from expanding your products and services, as well as hiring additional staff. 2018 is an excellent time for Oxen to start their own business. However, your sign can be especially accident prone during Dog years, so it’s imperative that you wear safety equipment when operating heavy machinery and using sharp tools.

Tiger Horoscope

When it comes to making money in the Year of the Brown Dog, you warm-hearted Tigers would be wise to form business alliances. Working as part of a team can greatly enhance your moneymaking abilities. Sharing wealth is strongly advised for this humanitarian sign, since Dog years reward selfless gestures. Tigers that regularly donate to charitable causes could see their personal fortunes rise. Regarding health, you Tigers have a rare opportunity to heal and recover from ongoing illnesses this year. Following a sensible diet can pay off handsomely.

Rabbit Horoscope

Sensitive Rabbits could experience tremendous financial growth during the Year of the Dog. Your ability to anticipate people’s needs could result in a lucrative job offer, handsome raise, or impressive business opportunity. 2018 is also a great time for you creative Rabbits to develop products and services for underserved markets. However, emotional upheavals can cause health problems for this highly dramatic sign. Learning to detach from worldly concerns and relationship dramas can promote robust health for you throughout the Year of the Brown Dog. A relaxing bedtime routine is strongly advised.

Dragon Horoscope

Principled Dragons won’t experience any dramatic changes on the financial front in 2018. The Year of the Brown Dog should be a time of stability for your sign, allowing you Dragons to coast as far as your careers are concerned. If more money comes in, it will probably be through your partner. Consequently, it would be wise for you charismatic Dragons to yield the spotlight to your mates this year. As far as health is concerned, this normally robust sign can benefit from an improved diet.

Snake Horoscope

The well-connected Snake can experience tremendous financial luck during the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. Customers and clients will flock to you for your personalized attention. Word-of-mouth will bring you more business, which means increased profits. Unemployed Snakes should spread the word of their job search throughout their social network. Dog years bring benefits through interpersonal connections. Habits that you sensuous Snakes enjoyed in the past could create health problems in 2018. You’d be wise to move away from activities that make you tired, irritable, and groggy this year.

Horse Horoscope

The Year of the Brown Earth Dog could be a time of both feast and famine for the industrious Horse. When work comes in, it will keep you busy around the clock. Long periods of productivity will be followed by extended cycles of free time. Instead of searching for more work, use these slow interludes to travel, relax, and spend time with loved ones. Spiritual practices can cultivate radiate good health for Horses in 2018; a meditation or yoga routine is strongly advised.

Sheep Horoscope

Carefree Sheep need to take extra financial precautions during the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. 2018 will punish those who can’t stick to a budget. Being more mindful about money will benefit your moody sign, which often tries to fill emotional voids with material goods. Sheep who don’t want to struggle would be wise to draw on existing resources this year, rather than engaging in retail therapy. Susceptible Sheep should practice preventative healthcare during the Year of the Dog. Nutritious food and vitamin supplements can stave off infection.

Monkey Horoscope

2018 invites you competitive Monkeys to increase your savings. The Year of the Brown Earth Dog will reward you for your ability to plan. Instead of looking for easy money, strategic Monkeys will fare better by cultivating long-term business alliances. Dog years emphasize the importance of honesty, inviting you Monkeys to dispense with diplomacy and adopt a more straightforward approach toward financial negotiations. As far as health is concerned, lively Monkeys are welcome to experiment with different sports and workouts. Keeping fit will prove fun for your lively sign.

Rooster Horoscope

The Year of the Brown Earth Dog should cultivate financial growth for you confident Roosters. Although your impatient sign will be eager to spend your increased earnings, you should wait until next year to make major purchases. While weighing your options throughout 2018, your money will continue to accumulate, allowing you to strike some remarkable deals next year. One area you should spend money in, however, is in the health arena — Dog years invite mental Roosters to pay more attention to their physical needs.

Dog Horoscope

Principled and respected, 2018 will prove a banner year for Dogs. The Year of the Brown Earth Dog invites your sign to pave the way for long-term financial security. Getting out of debt, accumulating savings, and increasing income are all goals worth pursuing in 2018. If this means landing a more lucrative job, so be it. Loyal Dogs could get impressive job offers from previous employers who want to welcome them back into the fold. Worry is the greatest threat to this anxious sign’s health. Therapy can cultivate wellness.

Pig Horoscope

The honest Pig will reap significant economic rewards during the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. It’s important for your diligent sign to set financial goals throughout 2018. Having a sense of purpose will attract several good moneymaking opportunities. Pigs seeking a career change are in luck, as your ability to transition into another industry is strong during Dog years. Health challenges could occur for you this year, so it’s especially important for lusty Pigs to cut down on the sugar intake — you’ll get more mileage from lean proteins.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, January 30th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

The Astrology Room


ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
Things which had you worried now, bring you calm as you realise change is in fact a part of life. You now have your eyes firmly on the future not the past and you’re a better person from all you’ve learned.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
You grow stronger by the day and you no longer feel that you have to rely on those around you. Instead you want and insist on being able to do things yourself. Shock news surprises everyone but you.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Attention to detail is more important than usual. Don’t be afraid to spend more time on things you usually glide over. This is what was required but not done last month so can only be to your advantage.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
You are like the phoenix rising from the flames. You see what others could not: those who did you wrong will finally be exposed as you predicted. Choices made for you in your personal life are a blessing in disguise.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
Do something new today and every day. You’re a sign who likes to explore and just like your sign of the lion, you’re not afraid to take on things the rest of the zodiac shy away from.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Take on today’s challenges with an honest heart and a sense of adventure and you’ll come out on top. You spent far too much of last year doing what looked right instead of what felt right and you paid the price.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
A little bit of what you fancy does you good, so they say. Just know how far is too far to go, as someone’s past is still on their heels and you need to be respectful of others feelings.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
A lack of energy in your chart could see you cancelling plans you were looking forward to. Don’t! Sticking to plans is exactly what you need to put the fun back into your life.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Don’t listen to rumours today or they will be your undoing. Instead try to put your time and attention into who you’re with and what’s happening in the moment.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to avoid falling you must keep moving. Events made you freeze last week, but now you’ve had time to digest what they meant, you realise they can help you shape a better future.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Your home life comes under the spotlight. You start to realise what needs to be done to make your personal life a happier place to be. You’ve learnt so much in the last twelve months and you’re a better person for it.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
The effort you make to understand your close ones can help bring you all closer together. You play the role of leader in such actions today so use your position well.

Get A Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, January 31

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

The Astrology Room


ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
You’re spending so much time trying to not think about what happened, that you actually can’t stop thinking about it, can you Aries. I know you miss someone. Only you can open up that avenue to yourself again.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Help is on hand just when you were about to give up on certain issues in your life. Don’t rule out giving things one last shot. You know you want to even if you can’t admit it out loud. Neptune brings you messages in your dreams.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Try not to fall out with friends or lovers just because you’re finding it difficult to find any common ground at the moment. Try to be the one who makes room to find some common ground today.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
You have a lot on your mind at the moment I know. The good news Cancer, is that all of the answers are in your heart and on your lips and not on anyone else’s. Speak up and be proud.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
You think you can’t make it to the end of a certain project, but you are wrong. If you don’t run your own life, then someone else will. Keep going forward and then take the lead. This is your destiny you’re shaping.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Work you do at this time may feel like it’s not getting you anywhere but what you are doing my friend is building the base for what will be lasting success. Fellow Virgos hold the key to you relaxing and feeling like yourself again.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
Remember Libra, you can never please everyone. What you can do is speak and act from the heart which can help you be true to yourself and honest with those around you.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. Events and gatherings you are invited to in the coming days, see you meeting with really compatible friends and in some cases lovers.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Education comes to the fore and if you were thinking of learning some new skills then now is the time to make your game plan. Make sure you communicate better with those you are involved in financial dealings with.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
You think you don’t stand a chance with a dream you have, but I can see that the opposite is true Capricorn. Happy times mean you meeting someone half way on a professional matter.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Never regret Aquarius. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. It its bad it’s experience. No day is a wasted day, even though I know you think certain days and events were. From here on in you’re wiser.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
Don’t let jealousy ruin all of the good work you have done in your professional life so far this year. You have made the impossible possible my friend. Showing a hand of friendship today can speed your journey even more!

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The Witches Digest for Tuesday, January 30th (The Witches Guide to Tuesday)

The Witches Digest for Tuesday, January 30th

(The Witches Guide to Tuesday)

Today Is Tuesday, January 30th


Tuesday is dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified in Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, Tuisco and Tyr. Tuesday rules controlled power, energy and endurance.

Deity: Tiwaz

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Planet: Mars

Tree: Holly

Herb: Plantain

Stone: Agate

Animal: Crab

Element: Fire

Color: White

Number: 2

Rune: Tyr (T)


The Celtic Tree Month of Luis(Rowan) January 21 – February 17)

Runic Half Month of Elhaz (January 28 – February 11)

Goddess of the Month of Bridhe (January 23 – February 19)



The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

On Tuesday, January 30th, We Celebrate the Goddess Morrigan

Areas of Influence: The Goddess Morrigan represented the circle of life, she was associated with both birth and death.

Her name means great queen or phantom queen. It is spelt in several different ways including Morrigu, Morgane, Morrighan and Morgan le Fay in the Arthurian legends.

She is one of the triple Goddesses, her different aspects are represented by Anu (the fertility maiden), Badh (the boiling mother cauldron) and either Macha (the death crone) or Nemain.

Morrigan is also a water Goddess, ruling over rivers and lakes. In one myth she appears as an old washer woman at the ford and offering her love to Cu Chulainne. He failed to recognize Morrigan on this occasion and on several others. Enraged she threated to hinder him in battle, when he is killed as a result of this she appears on his shoulder as a crow.

This Goddess also grants monarchs the power of sovereignty.

Origins and Genealogy: I can find no mention of her parentage but in some myths she was said to be the consort of Dadga

Morrigan was also one of the Tuatha de Danann (The tribe of the Goddess Danu). She protected her people by blowing a fog over the land, the lack of visibility discouraged invading armies.

Strengths: Fearsome and strong.

Weaknesses: She is vindictive, killing the person she loves when he fails to recognize her.

Goddess Morrigan’s Symbolism
As a symbol of death the Goddess Morrigan is linked with the festival of Samhain.

Sacred Bird: Crows and ravens.

Sacred Plants: Mugwort, yew and willow.

Morrigan’s Archetypes

The Celtic Goddess Morrigan has several powerful archetypes.


The Shape Shifter has the ability to change her physical appearance. They are also able to adapt easily to different environments by altering there behavior.

Shadow Shape shifter is fickle, lacking conviction and constantly reinventing themselves, like politicians trying to appeal to more people.

Morrigan is a bird Goddess who shape-shifts into the form of a hooded crow and a washer woman at the ford.

The Crone:

The Crone represents the wise old woman whose child bearing days are behind her. Other associations with this Archetype include: compassion, transformation, healing and bawdiness death and endings. She is the respected older woman or grand-parent at the heart of family who enjoys life and sharing her experience.

Unfortunately the word Crone or Hag often has negative connotations as many wise woman and midwives were persecuted as witches in the middle ages.

Shadow Crone is the bitter, old woman who has failed to learn from her life. She blames all her failings and unhappiness on a society that no longer respects the elders. As a result she becomes increasingly isolated and fearful.

The Warrior:

Warrior represents physical strength, and the ability to protect and fight for your rights and those of of others.

Whilst the shadow side of the Warrior reflects the need to win at all costs, abandoning ethical principals to prove your supremacy.

As the battle Goddess she appeared on the battlefield in the form of a crow and returned later to feed on the dead.

How to Work With This Archetype

The Shape-Shifter: A useful Goddess Archetype to have if you need to be flexible or perform lots of different roles.

The shadow side asks whether your chameleon like tendencies reflect a deep insecurity and inability to commit to any particular path.

The Crone: This maybe one of your Archetypes if you have gained wisdom, learning from your mistakes and showing a willingness to adapt to changing circumstances.

You are experiencing the Crone’s shadow if you have become rigid in your beliefs and have become stuck in a rut having lost all ability to let those areas of your life go that no longer serve you.

The Warrior:

If you are drawn to work with this Goddess you may require her Warrior spirit to help you to stand up for your rights and set firm personnal boundaries. This Goddess can be a great stereotype to work with if you want to take control in your life, and wish to no longer play the role of the victim.

You may also wish to call upon this Goddess to champion the cause of others.

Conversely this Goddess may appeal to you if you have a very strong sense of self and are proud of the victories you have achieved. The shadow side of this Goddess may be asking you to reflect honestly on the cost of these victories. Have they been at the expense of others or your principles?


Spell Work for Tuesday, the Day of Mars

 Strength
 Anger
 Independence
 Motivation
 Conquest
 Action
 Education
 Force
 Handling conflict


A Spell Crafter’s Compendium
Terri Paajanen

Magical Days Of the Week – Tuesday


Named for the Norse god Tyr, who was a deity of heroism and combat, Tuesday is a very martial sort of day – color associations include bright red and oranges, as well as warrior-like metals such as iron and steel.

The ancient Romans called this day Martis, after the warrior god Mars – other deities associated with Tuesday include Ares, the Morrighan, and other gods of battle and glory. Red gemstones like rubies and garnets come into play on Tuesdays, as do herbs and plants such as thistles, holly, coneflowers and cacti – you’ll notice these are all sharp, prickly plants!

One of the interesting – and more than a little amusing – aspects of Tuesday magic is that in addition to war and conflict against your enemies, this is a day also associated with marriage. You can also use this day of the week for magical workings connected to protection and initiation. Use Tuesday to assert yourself, make a mark and stake your claims.


Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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On Tuesday: Shake the only hand of Tyr


Tyr (referred to as Tiw, Tiu or Tew in Old English) was the god of combat. He had just one hand and the story behind it is as follows.

The prophecy of the sybil that three siblings would bring troubles to gods alarmed the pantheon and Odin (see also the section for Wednesday) decided to get rid of them. One of them was Fenrir, a huge mythological wolf. They tried to bound him, but he was too strong and tore any chain they used.

Finally they asked dwarves to make a special, untearable binding called Gleipnir. It consisted of six wondrous ingredients which do not exist any longer because the gods took them from the world for good. These were the sound of a cat’s footfall, the beard of a woman, the breath of a fish, the roots of a mountain, the sinews of a bear (meaning rather sensibilities in this case) and the spittle of a bird.

Fenrir did not believe them that they would set him free again after having tried the binding on him. Tyr had to put his arm in his mouth as the guarantee. That is why one of his arms is missing. And again, when Ragnarok begins, the wolf will free himself from Gleipnir and avenge this deception by devouring Odin.

In Romance languages, this day belongs to Mars, the Roman god of war (martes in Spanish, mardi in French).

Tuesday–The Day of Tiu


Tuesday is the first day of the week which is named after a god of the Angles and Saxons–Tiu, the God of War. The Angles and Saxons, like the Greeks and Romans, worshiped many gods, and though these gods were in a great number of ways similar to those of the Greeks and Romans, we also find very great differences. These differences are due to the fact that the Angles and Saxons lived in a very different kind of country, led a very different kind of life, and consequently had different ideas. Their chief enemies were frost and cold, and they imagined the freezing winds to be caused by frost-giants who lived in a land of ice and waged continual warfare with the gods who befriended man and protected him as far as they could against the frost-giants and all the suffering which they caused. The chief of these gods was Woden or Odin, the All-father, of whom we read in the following chapter, and next to him in importance came Thor, the God of Thunder, the bitterest enemy of the giants. The god after whom Tuesday is named was known as Tiu among the Angles and Saxons, and as Tyr among the Norsemen. He was the God of War, and corresponds to Mars among the Romans, whose name for this day was Dies Martis, the day of Mars. The French have kept the Roman name in the form mardi.

Tiu was a great fighter and knew no fear, and was naturally always called upon in time of battle. He was usually represented as having no right hand, owing to a misfortune which befell him in the following way. From his lofty throne Odin, the chief of the gods, one day saw in the land of the giants three terrible monsters, which grew so rapidly that he was filled with fear lest they should invade the home of the gods. Accordingly he determined to get rid of them before they became any stronger. One Hel, an enormous giantess, he flung into the Underworld, where, as the Goddess of Death, she ruled over the kingdom of the dead. Another, Iormungandr, a serpent, he cast into the sea, where it grew so huge that it encircled the whole earth. The third was Fenrir, a wolf, whom Odin brought to Asgard, the home of the gods, hoping that he might eventually tame him. Fenrir, however, grew stronger and fiercer each day, until the gods, of whom Tiu alone was brave enough to go near him, decided at last to bind him in such a way that he could do no harm. A very strong chain was obtained, and the gods suggested to Fenrir, who often boasted of his great strength, that he should allow himself to be bound with it in order to prove whether he was really as strong as he claimed to be. Fenrir agreed, and then by merely stretching himself easily brohe his bonds. Again the gods put him to the test with a still stronger chain, but as before he succeeded in breaking it. Seeing that no ordinary chain would be strong enough to bind Fenrir, the gods sent one of their servants to the home of the dwarfs, a race of little people who lived underground, and who were very clever workers in metal. They also possessed great powers of magic, as we shall see in a later story. At the bidding of the gods, the dwarfs made a silken rope out of the voice of fishes, a woman’s beard, the roots of a mountain, and the footsteps of a cat, which was so strong that no power could break it! A third time the gods challenged Fenrir to show his strength by allowing himself to be bound with this new cord, but Fenrir became suspicious, and at last consented only on condition that one of the gods should put his hand in his mouth, and hold it there as a pledge that the gods were not deceiving him. This condition greatly alarmed the gods, who began to fear that their trick was not going to succeed, but the bold war-god Tiu stepped forward and, without any hesitation, placed his right hand in the wolf’s mouth. The gods at once bound Fenrir with the magic cord made by the dwarfs, and, in spite of all his struggles, the wolf was unable to free himself. Great was the delight of the gods at their success, a delight shared by all but Tiu, who had little cause to be pleased with the result of the trick, for Fenrir, finding he was trapped, immediately bit off the hand of the god. Thus Tiu was deprived of his sword hand, but so clever was he that he wielded his sword equally well with his left hand, and still remained invincible in battle.

On one occasion Tiu and Thor, the God of Thunder, set out for the land of the giants to obtain an enormous kettle, which the gods required for a feast. They came at last to the home of a giant, Hymir, who possessed a kettle a mile deep and a mile wide, and were hospitably received by the giant’s wife. When she learned the errand on which they had come, she warned them that her husband was very fierce and hot-tempered, and advised them to hide themselves when Hymir returned, lest he should kill them with a glance. No sooner had the gods taken refuge behind some kettles, which were kept on a beam at the end of the hall, than Hymir came in. When he heard that visitors had called, he flashed his eyes round the hall so fiercely that, as his glance lighted on the gods’ hiding-place, the beam split in two, the kettles came crashing to the ground, and Tiu and Thor were discovered. Hymir, however, was persuaded by his wife to receive the gods kindly; he prepared a meal of three oxen in their honour, but was astonished and dismayed to see Thor eat two of them himself. The next day the gods gave the giant many proofs of their great strength and skill, and Hymir consented to give them the kettle they were seeking. Tiu at once tried to lift it but failed; then Thor, after a mighty struggle, raised it from the ground, and, as he gave the final pull, his feet broke through the floor of the giant’s house. As soon as the gods had departed, Thor carrying the kettle on his head, Hymir called his brothers together, and pursued after them. Thor, however, attacked them with his famous hammer, and killed them one by one. Tiu and Thor then continued their journey, and brought the huge kettle safely to their own land.

There are few stories told of Tiu, yet he held a high place among the gods, as the name Tuesday shows. He is most famous for his share in the binding of Fenrir, whereby was put off the dreaded Ragnarok, the day of the final battle between the gods and the giants.


Tuesday’s Witchery


Tuesday is the day to work any magick that falls in the category of increasing strength, courage, bravery, and passion. All of these intense emotions are linked to this day’s energies, and spells designed around these themes will have extra punch when performed on this magickal day.

So, let’s add a little passion and conviction into your life! Break out the daring red pieces of your wardrobe, and put a little pizzazz into your day. Work with Lilith, and see what she has to teach you about personal power and sexuality. Meditate on Tiw/Tyr and Mars, and see what those ancient warrior gods will show you about new tactics, strategies, and claiming personal victories in your life. Practice conjuring up that astral weapon from the meditation and use it wisely for protection and for courage.

Create a philter for courage and protection or handcraft your own Witch’s jar to remove negativity from your home. See what other Witch crafts you can conjure up with Tuesday’s magick. Create some kitchen magick on this Tuesday by whipping up a spicy stew-add in a few Mars-associated ingredients such as carrots, peppers, and garlic. Empower the stew for success, and then treat yourself and your family to a good, hearty meal. Try working with a little aromatherapy and burn some spicy or coffee-scented candles to increase your energy level.

Check the sky at night, and see if you can find the reddish planet Mars up in the heavens. Not sure where to look? Check an astronomy magazine or search the Web for more information. Become a magickal warrior and move forward in your life with strength, courage, and compassion. Embrace the side of yourself that loves a good challenge and that is passionate and daring! Banish fear, and face your future with strength and conviction. Believe in yourself and in your dreams, work hard, and you will win every time.


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

The Witches Almanac for Tuesday, January 30th

Up Helly Aa (Scottish)


Waxing Moon

Moon phase: Second Quarter

Moon Sign: Cancer

Moon enters Leo 1: 53 pm

Incense: Cinnamon

Color: Scarlet

Moon in Cancer




The Moon is traveling through Cancer


Beware of mood swings. Cook some soul food. Cuddle up with someone.

The restlessness of the Gemini Moon gives way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet. Feelings of belonging and safety are what motivate us under this influence. The Moon feels right at home in the sign of Cancer, as it rules the sign. This Moon position has much healing potential. Although insular by nature, our feelings run deep, making it an ideal time to get in touch with what motivates us.

The Moon in Cancer generally favors the following activities: Domestic activities, those that involve awareness of personal needs. Home decor, family get-togethers.


Moon Folklore for Your Tuesday

To make things flourish and grow, do a spell during the waxing moon — from the first day of the new moon to the first day of the Full Moon. At this time work for an increase of anything, or to diminish something.

To decrease anything do a spell during the waning period of the moon. This is a good time to get rid of any bad situation, including illness.

To put a stop to anything irksome, choose the second day of the Full Moon. Use silver and white to establish a link with the Moon.


A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater


The Witches Correspondences for Tuesday, January 30th

Tuesday (Tiw’s-day)

Planet: Mars

Colors: Red and Autumn Shades

Crystals: Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, Flint, Rhodonite, Iron and Steel

Aroma: Basil, Ginger, Black Pepper, Mars Oil, Dragon’s blood and patchouli

Herb: Basil

The day of Mars. This day could only ever symbolize the sheer power of the god of war! The ideal spells to be cast on this day are that of force, power war and protection.

Dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, and Tyr.

Magical aspects: controlled power, energy, and endurance, passion, sex, courage, aggression, and protection.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving courage, physical strength, revenge, military honors, surgery, the breaking of negative spells, dynamic energy, matrimony, war, enemies, prison, hunting, politics, contests, protection, victory, and athletics.

Tuesday Is Ruled By Mars
Tuesday is a Mars day, and just like the god of war, this is the time to tap into magicks to call for strength and courage. This day of the week is for rebels and warriors. If you are facing a challenge of any kind, need a boost to your courage, or want to enhance your passions, Tuesday is the day of the week for you. Some suggestions for Tuesday enchantments would include:

*Wearing the fiery colors associated with this day: scarlet, red, black, and orange. Don some of the more daring and bewitching colors of your wardrobe on Tuesdays and turn a few heads.

*Carrying a bloodstone in your pocket or wearing garnet-studded jewelry to reinforce your convictions

*Working with protective and fire-associated plants such as the snapdragon, thistle, and holly to boost your shields and bravery

*Burning spicy-scented energy-enhancing candles to add a little magical aromatherapy to your home

*Cooking up a hearty meal featuring carrots, peppers, and garlic (all Mars foods and spices) to empower yourself for victory and success


The Energy of Mars

Weekday ruled by Mars: Tuesday
Pink Tourmaline

Herbs and Plants:
Red Rose
Cock’ comb

Magickal Intention: Courage, physical strength, revenge, military honors, surgery, breaking negative cycles, war, viltality, Assertiveness.

Tuesday & The Perfect Corresponding Spells

By Tuesday, most people are over Monday’s slump and are ready to charge. They feel more alert and energized on this day. Tuesday are considered good days for communication, tenderness, taking care of business and exercise spells.


Communication Spells – Candle Communication Spell

1 blue candle
1 bottle of anointing oil (optional)
Take a blue candle and, if you have some oil, go ahead and anoint it. If you choose not to use oil, simply, hold the candle in your hands, and allow your energy to flow into it. After doing this, place the candle on a fire-safe surface and light it. Now, say this chant one time:

“Oh, Great Spirit,
Over land and sea,
Make me a magnet.
Make me as the bees.
Words buzzing to and fro.
As all the rivers run,
Let my channels grow.
Connections opening.
Drawing them close.
Happy smiles
And wonderful host.
I speak into this flame.
The smoke carries into trees.
As I blow it out,
So mote it be.”

Now, blow out the candle. The smoke is supposed to drift your spell out into the world and open up new lines of communication for you.



Taking Care of Business Spells – TCB Penny Spell

Items needed for this spell:
2 pennies
Your hands
Take two pennies in your hands and shake them, fairly hard. While doing this, say this chant three times:

“Penny, Penny, Penny.
I’m shaking these pennies.
And all is fun.
In a snap,
I need this done.
Sending this out in a run.
I will slap
These, two pennies, down, into one.”

After this chant, throw the pennies on-top of each other, on the ground. The hardness of the throw and the clanking of the pennies will send out the serious urgency of your spell.


A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen



Full Moon Glory

Full Moon

The Moon has risen and the glow comes into our circle.
My Sisters join hands and bow their heads
As the Goddess is called to us.

I call on the Wind to present her self
I call on the Fire to rise high from our caldrons.
I call on the Rain to fall gently upon us.
I call on the Earth, who is mother to us all.

I turn to the East and summon the Witches
I turn to the South and summon my Words
I turn to the West and summon the Energy
I turn to the North and summon the Light

I make my circle of protection and bow as
I request the love and light of the Goddess.
I make my circle of protection and invite
my Sisters to join the light.
I make my circle of protection and place
my family there with me.
I make my circle of protection and
place my animals with us.

I raise my arms to the Moon
and draw down her energy.
I raise my arms to the Moon
and drawn down her light.
I raise my arms to the Moon
and drawn down her love
I raise my arms to the Moon
and drawn down her protection .

She is our Mother and I ask for her prayers

I pray for the families of my Sisters
I pray for the fulfillment of my destiny
I pray for the joy of life to fill my life
I pray for the protection of my Sisters and myself

Blessings to the birds in our skies
Blessings to animals that roam our lands
Blessings to creatures of the seas
Blessings to our pets, which love is constant

Joy to us and all of ours
Laughter that fills our lives
May we see the beauty around us
Find a passion that will live forever

I give my love and energy to my Sisters
I open my circle and release the joy
And peace from this gathering
I open my circle and release the Love
And Energy from this gathering
I open my circle and release
Our devotion to the Goddess

I thank the Goddess for her presence
I thank the Witches for their presence
I thank the Elements for their presence
I thank my Sisters for their presence

To All with my Love and Blessings

All is done…


—A Witch’s Prayerbook
JoAnne Spiese

A Very Blessed & Beautiful Tuesday Morning To All My Dear Sweet Family! May The Goddess Shine Brightly on You & Your Today!

Good Morning, My Sisters & Brothers! I hope everyone is doing fine this beautiful Tuesday morning. I apologize for us running late. It is totally my fault. I have been talking to Eleanor this morning and I believe she is about the only one who truly understands me. She tells me she can look at my face and tell what I am feeling. Look into my eyes and know exactly what I am thinking. I don’t know if that is a good think or not to have someone who can read you like a book. She is the only one around here that can and thank goodness for that.


She came in the office this morning to drop off some orders. The minute she looked at me, she immediately asked, “what was wrong?” I started to tell her nothing but why lie, she would know. I told her I really didn’t know. My entire body feels strange, it is like my inner being has been ripped out of my body. I just feel numb to the world. She told me, that reality was finally sitting in. I had done more than I should emotionally wise and now it has hit home. Boy has it ever! I told her that it started this morning when we passed the burned out cabin that I use to call home. It just got worse after that I could feel a part of me slip away as I looked at the cabin. The full details of that night came back. Truthfully I was hoping they never did but…. I also have this reminder on my leg for a bit that won’t let me forget.


Then the dear friend whose niece had been shot in the High School shootings who asked me to take away her pain. Help her cope. Eleanor warned me but I didn’t listen. She told me I had enough crap floating around in my own head, how did I expect to take someone’s else’s pain away? Good question, but I had to try and I did. It drained me both emotionally and physically. I think most of all I got sick of hearing other religious leaders say that something glorious would come out of what had happened. Really? Glorious? The aunt and I talked and are still talking about what happened. The leader that made the glorious comment made her very angry. She asked me how could she stand up there and say such a thing? I told her it was her religion that saw something glorious coming out of what had happened. Personally, I told her I saw no good out of those two young people’s deaths. That lady went on and on and by the time it was over I wanted to strangle her. I have been to funerals before but nothing like this. When it was over, the aunt had nothing but questions. The only thing that came to me was to tell her about the image of my Goddess I had seen once. I told her how my Goddess was nothing but pure love, you could sense it and see it illuminating from Her. She welcomed all and she (the aunt) could rest assured that her niece was in the Goddess’ loving care and comfort. There was no more pain, no more confusion in the cosmos, the Goddess had grabbed her sweet soul and took her home to be with her. I told her aunt that we had the guarantee that we would all meet one day again. We would meet in a field of softly blowing grass, our finger tips touching the tops as we ran to meet our loved ones. We had the promise they would be there waiting for us. We also knew that as long as they were in our hearts, they would never be forgotten. They would always be with us. There would be times of sadness and times of joy thinking back on the time you had with your niece on this plane. I told her to hold those memories tight and never, ever let them go.


After I was emotionally drained out, it came to me, the aunt’s question. I had an answer for it. How could something glorious come out of their deaths?  I told her to live her life in honor of her niece. Honor her memory each and every day. Let her life and the life of the other family members be a beckon among people. Let their light shine so brightly that no evil can ever touch them again. Let their light and lives be a symbol for no matter what evil occurs it will not destroy them. For as long as they stand as a family together, they will be the goodness that comes out of their lose. Let their children’s light shine through them and let that light shine brightly and be a symbol for those who have lost so much as they have.


Evil can never win. I know we aren’t suppose to believe in evil but it is out there and we must face it. We have to face it head on. We can never let it win out over us no matter how bad the circumstances. We must pull from our own faith and from our Divine Mother for the strength and courage to face any and all obstacles put in our way.


I am sorry I didn’t mean to “preach,” I guess it was something I just had to get off my chest. I know I do feel some what better now. I appreciate you listening and most of all I appreciate you loving me. If nothing else we learn for incidents like this, there is one thing. Hug your children, your spouse, your significant other every day and most of all tell them you love them, not only tell them show them. In these days and times, you never know any more and that is a very sad thing to say about the world in which we live.


Now something I want to share with you. You have heard it before but it does give me strength in times like these…..


Amazing Grace

Amazing grace, how sweet the Earth
that bore a witch like me!
I once was burned, now I survive,
was hung and now I sing.


T’was grace that drew down the moon
and grace that raised the seas.
The magic in the people’s will
will set our Mother free.


We face the East and breathe the winds
that move across this earth.
From gentle breeze to hurricane
our breath will bring forth the change.


Turn towards the South and feel the fire
that burns in you and me.
The spirit’s flame will rise again
and burn eternally.


We greet the West, our souls awash
in tides of primal birth.
Our tears and blood, our pain and love
will cleanse and heal the earth.


Reach into the North and know your roots
down deep ancestral caves.
We find the wisdom of the Crone,
Of circles we are made


Amazing earth, enduring life,
from death into rebirth.
T’is earth I am and earth I love
and earth I’ll always be.


Amazing grace, how sweet the Earth
that bore witches like we.
We once were burned, now we survive,
were hung and now we sing.


Goddess bless, so mote it be,
Our magic spirals on.
Merry meet and merry part
and merry meet again.

—Verna Knapp


Thank you, Almighty Goddess for Your Grace & For Your Love!

Upcoming Coven Life’s Coven Gatherings

Whatever tradition of The Craft or Pagan path you follow even Solitary Witches are invite to join us.

We have an full/ blue/ eclipse Moon gathering on Wednesday, January 31st.

Than an Imbolc/ Lammas Sabbat gathering on Friday, February 2nd

Both start with a social time beginning at 7:00 PM CT in Coven Life’s chat room. The circle will be cast at 7:15 PM CT SHARP. Please do not enter the chat room after the circle is cast as it will destroy the energy being raised and the circles protection.

Please go to Coven Life’s Home page for further information. Our banner appears at the bottom of WOTC Homepage or copy and paste into your browser. We look forward to meeting more of our brothers and sisters of The Craft.

The Witches Digest for Monday, January 29th (Your Daily Horoscopes, Tarot, Runes & Much More)


The Witches Digest for Monday, January 29th

(Your Daily Horoscopes, Tarot, Runes & Much More)

Your Weekly Karmic Forecast: Jan 28 – February 3, 2018

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE*There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.  

Weekly Forecast: Jan 28 – February 3, 2018

1/28 ~ Mercury (lower mind & ideas) ~square~ Uranus (Higher Mind & awakening):

This energy challenges you to expand your mind or consciousness in a way, pushing you to think differently and respond to information in new ways. Uranus brings sudden ah-ha moments, personal awareness and radical new ideas, which is great for you adventurous souls who thrive on change and new ideas. However, if you are personally attached to your routine and things ‘going as planned’, then this energy can cause aggravation and tax your nervous system because things will seem sudden (even though it is more likely that they have already been brewing under the surface for some time now). You will have to adjust and be more open & mentally flexible than usual. You may not be able to control the excessive mental activity or information-overload coming in, but hopefully you can direct it a bit. It’s good to activate or clean your personal filters by taking some time in nature to process things at your own pace and generally clear your head. This can be a very inspiring & creative time, so try to tune into that, while keeping in mind that anything you begin or get into, may require a review later so you can check over the details of your revelations (or creations). You’re just cracking the surface, this is all about the revelation or awakening, you will eventually have to figure out the logistics or effective actions necessary to bring your ideas into form.

2/3 ~ Mercury (expression) ~sextile~ Mars (passion): 

This is a healthy selfish energy (aka self-preservation). Do not hold back this week. If you have a big dream or serious goal you have been working toward, then this is the time that may attract the assistance you need from the Universe. This is definitely a “work” energy, however, it brings with it the caveat that it is best if you work alone on something important to you. No one else is (or ever will be) as dedicated to your goal as YOU will be, nor should you expect them to be. You are now connected to the extra energy it takes to push your goals to the next level, bringing you a sense of accomplishment while outlining the next tasks to be done. Opportunities present themselves all the time, all you have to do is be ready!! If you are given the opportunity to make a presentation, go for it! Your clarity, energy & enthusiasm will be unmatched and that’s what people respond to. Don’t choose this time to be “shy” or doubt that you’re ready – you are definitely ready … otherwise you wouldn’t be here!! One of my favorite sayings is: “At the moment of commitment, the Universe conspires to assist you!” It’s time to decide if you are committed and how truly committed you are, to your own success.

Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for January 29th

by Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From the Astrology Room

With a lunar eclipse in Leo this week, we will all be trying to put the past behind us and move on. Yet, what lunar eclipses bring up for us all, is that there are still issues that may need resolving.

It’s not about avoiding, denying or repressing our feelings, but realising that we have to carry them with us without blame, shame or fear for the future. Move on yes, but take your past gently with you.



What you’re going to be counting in the months to come is your blessings – for very soon, your long term goals for happiness will come true. So go discover a place where you can get excited about a new lifestyle, a new love or simply discover your spiritual home.


When you first fell in love, the text messages were non-stop. You weren’t sure if you wanted to keep your space or end up like everyone else and settle down. This week, the planets unleash a realisation that you will never be ordinary, but simply be at one with the one you love.


Now, the problem with romance, is that it doesn’t come bottled like a love potion. For a start, it requires two people and some chemistry. But with your ability to do the most surprising yet practical things on earth, this could be the week when your romantic streak is put to the test.


Stop chasing the very thing which constantly eludes you: happiness. In fact, the more you stay true to your own values of spiritual harmony and intelligent thinking, the more you will find that love becomes a joyful rather than just a ‘happy’ experience.


With a lunar eclipse in your own sign, you can relinquish the difficulties of the past and enjoy passion for what it is. At last you know that if you don’t feel that kind of desire in your soul, then you’re not living your life to the full.  So if you’re not excited about something or someone, then this is a week to find that very trigger. It’s your right, and neither is it wrong to feel it.


You’re having to come to terms with the side of yourself which would secretly like to be more adaptable. Yes, you’re up for commitment, but you’re also up for a more laid-back approach to life. In fact, whatever comes to mind this week seems worth exploring. So let spontaneity take precedence and enjoy yourself.


This week, your partner seems to be on another planet. They talk less of what you will do together and more of their own future. Once this would have worried you, but now you’re beginning to realise there is always a gap. The love you seek is within yourself, and if you accept your separateness, mutual love will truly grow.


Right now, you have the chance to make impressive changes in your life. And you’re hardly the person to give up on yourself for the sake of approval, are you?  Remember, true love doesn’t rely on a set of conditions, but on being loved for who you are. Let someone know this now.


The planets are giving you a taste for self-love, self-starting and any other positive ‘self’ word.  Make the most of this potent energy to get your relationship right or establish a new one. Be honest and logical, but also put your message across with real belief.


Someone special recently captured your heart. But you’ve felt a little frustrated that you may have lost your romantic touch. Now with renewed energy, it’s time to go out and revitalise all those ideals about love and make them real.


If you want to create more romance in your relationships, then why not? This week, thanks to Mercury’s move into your own sign, time to get out and about with the one you love. What price trying so hard to make it happen, when your own desire nature will invite the passion to you?


Intelligent love isn’t finding justification for not fancying someone, or panicking you haven’t met the right one. It’s all about understanding your own individual needs. Yet this week, is the beginning of new, transformative and electrifying relating.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, January 29th




You’re in the mood to get comfortable today, dear Aries. There can be a connection with an old friend or strong memories of someone from your past, and you’re in a more sentimental mood than usual. This is not the time to give up on a matter, but to attend to duties that will help clear up delays and set the ball rolling to make progress. You can be somewhat distracted today, but your mood is good overall. Watch for fuzzy thinking and absent-mindedness, and use the day instead for imaginative pursuits, networking, and romance if possible. Taking a relaxed, creative approach can be very worthwhile and in fact a great strategy now.




This can be a time for doing an inventory of sorts of your feelings, dear Taurus, as you’re in a better position than usual to see which attachments may be holding you back from growing and thriving. It’s a good time to clear up old projects. This is also an excellent day for rest and healing activities, but you may have to do some meditation in motion, as the Moon in your communications sector can have you on the go. This is not the best day for clarity in a friendship or with directions and instructions. However, you can find many channels for expressing yourself today, mainly through a partner or significant someone. Charitable acts can be especially satisfying now. Dreams and fantasies can be nice conversation points.




Today is good for reflecting, dear Gemini. You’re inclined to want to get comfortable now. In fact, it can be a somewhat lazy day for thinking, and there can be a tendency to skip steps as a result. Even so, it’s a good time for considering which habits or attachments in your life may be holding you back from growing and thriving, particularly on a mental level or regarding attitudes and mindsets. You may want to let go of the desire to get definite answers to your questions, as this reduces frustration. It can be difficult to focus today, as your mind can take you on different tangents. Use your diplomatic talents in your dealings, but do watch for a tendency to please and appease that might later come back to haunt you!




The Moon is in your sign all day, and with some support from Jupiter and Neptune, you’re in a good mood and positive frame of mind, dear Cancer. Even so, you’re likely to deal with small annoyances or misdirection and perhaps a tug of war with a partner. Look for opportunities to clear up debts or settle accounts now. Avoid entering long-term agreements, particularly related to shared assets and finances in general, and instead, consider letting go of unnecessary attachments or find ways to pay off debts or recover loans. Your extra sensitivity to others’ moods may put you on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster if you’re not careful. You may need to tune people out, at least some, in order to take better care of yourself. Sometimes taking in too much information can leave you feeling insecure and unbalanced, and today could very well go that way. Look at the bigger picture for comfort now.



Practical matters may not be exceptionally straightforward today, dear Leo, and it’s probably best you avoid taking on responsibilities that others should be handling themselves, and vice versa. Watch carefully for relying too heavily on others when you’d be better off getting things done independently with Venus opposing the North Node in your sign. Extra tact should be in place with others, in general, but particularly with a partner. You might benefit from looking to the past for answers to problems in the present. Tying up loose ends may be necessary before you’re able to go forward with confidence. Consider that misunderstandings today can lead to interesting and creative ways of relating, but avoid putting something in stone for the time being.




The Moon is in your friendship sector all day, encouraging you to seek out like-minded people, dear Virgo. Avoid risk-taking with work and health today, and aim to be a little more vigilant than usual with communications, which can be misunderstood. Look to the past for answers to work or health concerns just for now, but consider whether you’re holding onto something that no longer serves you good purpose. Today is favorable for looking within for answers, as well as for running errands and settling accounts. It can be hard to distinguish between your own needs and those of a significant person in your life right now, as you may be taking on others’ wants and needs and telling yourself that their needs are yours! Drawing boundaries is essential now.




The Moon is in your sector of reputation, status, and career all day and connects well with other planets, dear Libra, suggesting a rather smooth flow to your work and connections. Even so, the Moon’s opposition to Pluto points to some tendency to pull into yourself rather than reach for the stars. As well, your ruler, Venus, aligns with the South Node today, and your inclination is to fall back on quick fixes or the easy route instead of moving in the direction of challenge, reward, and growth. Avoid carelessness with creative projects and romantic relationships, particularly. There can be a meeting with an old love interest or friend today for some of you or much sentimentality about an old love or pet project. You can benefit from looking to the past now, as you may reawaken a worthwhile pursuit. However, it’s better to tie up loose ends than to make any new long-term commitments or agreements today.



There is a tendency to fall back on comfortable behaviors today, dear Scorpio, rather than challenge yourself or aim to grow and learn. Old habits seem to have a strong pull on you now. Today’s energies are pleasant but tricky for attention to hard facts and details, and it may be wise to either take some time out or focus on the vision rather than the details of a plan or project just for now. When the mental fog clears, plans may not seem quite as viable or practical, but some may simply need some refinements before taking off. The Moon in your adventure sector all day helps you see the bigger picture.





There is a tendency to feel a little lazy on a mental level today, dear Sagittarius, which could lead to missed steps or the need to do something over again. As grand as your goals may be, it’s the kind of day when you’re disinclined to really put yourself out or challenge yourself, which can be okay once in a while. However, it’s vital to avoid careless communications or appeasing others in ways that might come back to haunt you later. Aim to be as tactful as possible with people around you in general, but particularly relatives, neighbors, and classmates, but avoid promises or deferrals. Today can be quite fine for daydreams and detours from the usual routine and less than ideal for schedules and tasks that require close attention.




This can be an important time for settling accounts, dear Capricorn, and for clearing away obstacles related to money and business. There is a tendency to want to do it all yourself these days, but sharing, trusting, and pairing up to accomplish something is the way to go for the rewards, even if it seems the more challenging route to take at the moment. Today is good for applying wisdom and past experiences to a current problem, as well as letting go of things you don’t need. Be a little more cautious than usual with your money and valuables today, but also with what and how you communicate, as misunderstandings can be an issue now. Mercury in your sign points to a sharper mentality, but a minor challenging aspect to Neptune can indicate a tendency to be distracted and to misread some situations.




Today is not ideal for making practical decisions, dear Aquarius, mainly related to money, although it’s perfect for dreaming up new ideas and plans where the details can be filled in later. There is some tendency to fall back on doing things on your own when pairing up or sharing the load would be much better for you. Today is good for going over past projects and drawing upon wisdom and experience to handle current problems. You may be dealing with loose ends or settling accounts for the time being, and while you may not feel the progress, you’re busy clearing the pathway for smoother endeavors and activities in the future. This is not an ideal time for shopping, sharing a secret, or anything that involves making a judgment call over something with significance. It is strong for creative activities, however.




The Moon is in your playful solar fifth house all day, dear Pisces, and harmonizes with Neptune in your sign and Jupiter in your spirit sector. This, along with a Venus-South Node connection, helps you let go of stress and tension. However, this can also be a day in which you tend to take the easy way out. Sometimes you simply need a break, but other times, you miss opportunities to grow and learn if you back away from a challenge, and the latter may be the case today. Additionally, there may be some disconnects with others due to crossed wires. You may expect others to understand you, and they may feel the same way, but nobody seems to be making the extra effort now! Misunderstandings can result. Try to tune out distractions.



Astrology Cafe

If You Were Born Today, January 29


You are extremely likable and quite brilliant. You love a good debate, friendly challenge, and stimulating conversations, and always have something unique to share. Although you seem wiser than your years while young, you have a youthful quality that is with you throughout your life. There is a gentle and caring quality about you that others love. While you could get away with a whole lot just because you are so easy to like, you are fair to an extreme and will always end up doing your share. Famous people born today: Oprah Winfrey, Tom Selleck, Adam Lambert, W.C. Fields, Heather Graham.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

You have a stronger ability to direct your energies into meaningful activities this year. You’re in a fabulous position to pour concentrated energy into the pursuit of your desires or special ventures and activities.

You’re particularly charming in the year ahead, and you’re particularly proud of your relationships. It’s a strong year for strengthening your connections with others, both partnerships and friendships.

You are seeking out equal, fair, and balanced relationships. There can be a stronger inclination towards togetherness and sharing, creating harmony, and sharing power now. You may gain an advantage in business or finances or by promoting harmony and beauty.

There can be a stronger tendency toward, or desire for, commitment and deep involvement in your relationships — you’re taking love seriously. There can be a willingness to make sacrifices if it seems the best way to make improvements in relationships and with money matters. You can be quite particular in your taste and good with money and savings.

Your ability to express yourself and to solve problems is enhanced this year. You may have opportunities to travel, and matters related to publishing, teaching, and writing should go especially well. You may find that you have the right information at the right time. You could also have big ideas and plans, as your mind is filled with ideas. Work, especially in communications, goes well. Relationships with young people may be particularly rewarding and positive. An optimistic attitude serves you very well, and the desire to expand your mind is strong. With greater receptivity to new ideas and perspectives, you are more likely to attract positive energies.

You are likely to be popular with others when it comes to your ideas and communications, especially as you are communicating with enthusiasm and cheerfulness, and this can bring rewarding experiences and opportunities into your life.

There may be a project, idea, or person that demands much of your attention or occupies much of your thoughts. It’s a strong year for any project or studies that require concentrated effort. You are especially resourceful.

You’re expressing and asserting yourself more naturally and confidently this year, which benefits all areas of life. Suppressed anger is more effectively released in creative ways. It is easier than ever to express your individuality in a manner that is true to you.

Your passions and enthusiasm run high in the period ahead, and you find it natural to channel this extra energy constructively. This is an excellent year for enterprising endeavors and new interests. You’re drawn instinctively to certain projects that have long-term value. It can be an especially creative, tuned-in year for self-expression, not only verbally but through hobbies, games, or sports. Even so, you’re especially charming and diplomatic, investing much in your relationships.


2018 is a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of discovery and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise, promote, and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken for the better. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed; or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, diversify, mingle.

2019 will be a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It’s a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are especially able to attract others–and material things as well–this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and in the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.


Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, January 30th




The morning can find you uncertain or wavery on a matter, dear Aries. Perhaps you are wrestling with whether to put your faith in something. However, as the day progresses, Lunar Eclipse energy builds. The eclipse will occur tomorrow morning and points to the awakening or illuminating of feelings and matters surrounding friends, romance, and personal goals. There can be an epiphany, fruition, or final word on a subject as well as a powerful urge to create, share, and express yourself. A big turning point can happen in your social life, or with a creative project, in the coming days and weeks. Listen to your heart, but take your time before jumping into action.




The Moon spends time in your communications sector and then your zone of home and family today, dear Taurus, and you might begin the day feeling a little scattered, but end it more directed and focused. We’re moving to a Lunar Eclipse occurring tomorrow morning that brings emotions to the surface and illuminates previously hidden issues, affecting your career and family life. There can be some level of chaos or state of flux now, but an important revelation about security, family, and how to manage your personal life. Once you acknowledge and face those things that you’ve ignored or brushed aside, you have a stellar chance of moving on. A Solar Eclipse will occur in two weeks and prompt a new start along career or reputation lines, and now, it makes sense to sort out your home life. This can mean house repairs, family drama, and possibly even career changes that affect home life.



We’re building towards a Lunar Eclipse that occurs tomorrow morning, dear Gemini, influencing your sector of communications and your immediate environment. Your senses are stimulated to the max right now! You can experience a revelation of sorts now or this week, a writing or learning project can come to completion, there may be stress over meeting deadlines, or there can be publicity or promotion playing a significant role in your life now. Try not to be too hasty with your speech or motions Whatever reveals itself or new developments happening now are meant to push you forward, even if at first they slow you down. Avoid sensory overload by tuning out distractions and instead tuning into your intuition.




The Moon continues to transit your sign for part of the day, dear Cancer, after which it moves into your resources sector, and your focus changes from expressing yourself to considering your practical needs. The Lunar Eclipse occurring tomorrow morning happens in this sector of your chart that rules finances and values. Lunar Eclipses are potent Full Moons and tend to mark important turning points in our lives, and for you, this can be about your money, valuables, values, and talents. You might make discoveries along these lines, or there can be an illumination of matters that were previously brushed aside or hidden. Whether it’s an important revelation about business or a situation that calls for standing up for yourself, this is a time that demands you make changes.




This morning, you may feel a little out of sorts, dear Leo, but as the day advances, you’re encouraged to come out of your shell, and quite boldly, at that! A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs in your sign early tomorrow, bringing a personal matter to a head, perhaps in the form of an epiphany. Emotions seem to want to rule your day, particularly by midday forward. Today and in the weeks ahead, you’re likely to experience significant epiphanies, personal triumphs, and incredible discoveries about your life plan, body, and attitude or outlook. This can also be a time when a close relationship makes headlines in your life. Some of you may be putting an attachment behind you and embracing the joys of independence or discovering yourself through the help of a significant other. Others are finding ways to break out of old patterns and exploring new ways of expressing yourself.




This morning may find you doubting your abilities to handle all that’s happening in your life, dear Virgo, but the feeling is temporary, and a Lunar eclipse can guide you. This eclipse occurs tomorrow morning and stirs a revelation about your feelings, or it might point to a culmination of work or health matters. Events are such that you recognize the need for extra time to rest or to attend to your spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs. Your feelings about a past matter become undeniable, or a previously hidden or secret issue reveals itself. This is a time for deciding to either embrace or let go of a situation, relationship, or powerful feeling. Revelations occurring now have the power to push you forward with less psychological baggage. This is particularly useful with a Solar Eclipse happening only two weeks from now and paving the way for new beginnings with work and routines.



While you begin the day with a sense that you need to take care of business, dear Libra, the Moon moves into your social sector and builds towards Full, pulling up strong feelings and possibly a significant epiphany. The Lunar Eclipse occurring tomorrow morning affects your sector of aspirations, dreams, ideals, community, and friendships, and there can be a sudden need for your help or support. There might also be a culmination or turning point of a friendship matter, group project, or romantic relationship. Whatever comes to light now and this week provides you with valuable insight into an old or brewing problem, and you are likely to feel purged and empowered as a result. Love affairs, children, friends, and teams are areas of life that can involve revelations, unveilings, and important discoveries. Significant shifts in your social life are likely in the coming months.




The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Scorpio, and you can feel the desire — or need — to take charge. There are building emotions today as something seems to want to emerge or release. This is due to a Lunar Eclipse that’s exact tomorrow morning, and that illuminates a matter related to your career or a major life goal. You may experience an epiphany about where you want to head in your life, or a project culminates or reaches a turning point now. You may be in the position to show off your professional and responsible side. The weeks ahead are particularly keen for revelations about your career and responsibilities, mainly as this relates to your increased focus on home and family. For some, there can be a meaningful reward or announcement or even a change in a career path or life direction. Some of you could discover your true calling or come in better touch with your goals and ambitions through your revelations now.



The day can begin quietly and perhaps not very confidently, dear Sagittarius, but as it advances, you’re encouraged to embrace your feelings boldly. The Moon moves into your spirit sector and builds towards a Full Moon. The Lunar Eclipse that occurs tomorrow morning stimulates your senses and illuminates a matter of spirit, adventure, or learning. There can be the fruition of a significant project or a turning point reached in your studies. Some of you might question a course of study or belief system now. Epiphanies can be substantial enough to change your perspective or even your life path. Announcements, awards, or completed projects can generate quite a bit of attention. Keeping in mind that feelings are a little overblown around this time, it’s best to welcome whatever insight you have now, but wait a little before taking action.




The Moon moves into your intimacy sector today, dear Capricorn, and will reach full by tomorrow morning. This is, in fact, a powerfulFull Moon as it’s a Lunar Eclipse that we’re building towards, and this one can point to significant turning points or revelations related to financial, sharing, and ownership matters for you. Money owed or shared can involve some drama now. There can be new money coming into your life or a significant shift in money sources. You can have epiphanies regarding issues of sharing, give and take, power dynamics, ownership, emotional support, dependencies, and intimacy now and this week. You may be dealing with inflated feelings about a person, relationship, or situation that help you see something that you’ve avoided or missed in the past. Realizations made now can be powerful motivators for making lifestyle changes, particularly related to your close relationships, independence, and finances.



The day may not begin very confidently, dear Aquarius. In fact, you may find yourself questioning certain projects or decisions. However, as the day progresses, it asks you to be bold, and you’re up to the task! The Moon moves into your partnership sector and reaches full there by tomorrow morning. This Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse and occurs in your opposing sign, bringing to light relationship or personal matters. Undeniable feelings rise to the surface now and this week. Feelings that have gone unacknowledged might surface and can be game-changing. Others might learn something about you now, or you may decide to make a significant announcement, and it’s a good time to be open and forthcoming, to the right people, of course! Eclipses in your sign and your opposite sign will continue to occur until January 2019, making this period a time of major discoveries about your independence and close relationship needs. A Solar Return in Aquarius will happen in just two weeks so that any work you do now on understanding your feelings will help you tremendously for your fresh start in mid-February.



The day can begin without a strong sense of purpose, dear Pisces, but as it progresses, you’re likely to feel more directed. The Moon moves into your work and health sector today and will reach full early tomorrow. This Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse and it’s likely to bring illumination, a turning point, or culmination of a significant venture related to your work, services, or health and wellness. Discoveries made now can be substantial and perhaps even game-changing. For some of you, information surfacing now and this week helps to push your life forward. Keep in mind that decision-making should be a process, not a quick thing right now, even if you feel a lot of pressure today and tomorrow, so take your time. Knowing your heart about a matter will always help, and that’s what this eclipse helps reveal.



Lunar Eclipse in Leo Horoscopes: Less Drama, More Love

See what February’s Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo means for your sign

The Leo Full Moon Eclipse on January 31, 2018, basks in the extra worldly attention it receives by being a Blue Moon — which is the astronomical phenomenon of a second Full Moon in a calendar month. But more importantly from an astrological perspective, the Leo Lunar Eclipse is the sequel to the August 2017 Leo Solar Eclipse. This is a cosmic reverberation that will powerfully impact the global community, leaving individuals to sort out where they fit in the bigger picture. Eclipses shake, rattle, and roll. Leo Full Moons magnify feelings and stir up mischief. Combine these cosmic energies, and you’re ready to roar.

The polarizing light of this Leo Lunar Eclipse intensifies your urge for self-expression, creative or otherwise. The subtle vibe of the eclipse inspires a more self-reflective introversion. You jump up and down, wanting the spotlight and then suddenly you wonder why everyone is looking at you, expecting you to perform. Relinquish the need to be admired and adored by your audience so that you can focus on giving others the love and appreciation they deserve. Exercise your heart muscle as often as possible. And while you’re at it, leave the drama at the door and your past in the past.

The mix of the fiery Leo Moon and airy Aquarius Sun reminds you to put the unity in community. Get out of your own little bubble and see things from a global perspective. Acquiescing a little individuality for a noble cause might be necessary in these tumultuous times, and using your talents to help make this world a better place boosts your star power. Thinking for yourself enables you to access brilliant solutions to future problems. Practicing the art of detachment allows your spirit of generosity to shine.

This dramatic Leo Lunar Eclipse demands that you let go of something from your past, so you can step boldly into your future. Be proactive and consciously choose what needs pruning from your life before the universe does it for you.

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

Creative sparks are flying, and you need to channel your passion into your art now or you might self-combust. Your drive is strong and your intentions are noble, especially if you can drop your pride at the door and consider the bigger picture. Utilizing your natural talent and charisma for the sake of a worthy cause is a win-win proposition during this flamboyant Leo Lunar Eclipse. Your emotional satisfaction grows in proportion to the value of your contribution to the community. Plugging into the needs of your village instead of chasing personal fame or fortune gives you a chance to express your heart.

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

Drama is brewing in your personal life during this Leo Lunar Eclipse, but work is calling and your unique talents are required to tackle an unexpected project. You may feel like nursing your pride and sitting this one out, but you could miss an amazing opportunity to make a difference on the job. Draw from a deep well of courage and shake off any self-doubt. Assume the leadership role and dazzle everyone with your brilliant ideas. Keeping one foot in the future and one foot in the present enables you to envision the steps needed to reach your goals.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

Your curious mind is like a squirrel always gathering more nuts, never satisfied with sitting still for too long when there may be more nuggets of information just waiting to be uncovered. But during this Leo Lunar Eclipse you might want to stop your search mission long enough to synthesize all the facts into a tangible plan of action. Release the need to know everything so your clever brain can focus on innovation and originality. Share your brilliant insights with a group of like-minded folks to magnify the impact of your ideas. Creating the future of your dreams calls for heroic measures.

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

You can’t help but be moody during a Leo Lunar Eclipse, but the less you allow your fluctuating feelings to dictate your interactions with others, the better. Letting go of your security blanket to embrace the unknown requires a special brand of courage. Show up and demonstrate your commitment to a relationship or a passion project dear to your heart, but keep in mind that trust takes time to cultivate. Don’t be afraid to talk about the big picture as you determine what each person can contribute to the cause. Remain as open to receiving love as you are to giving it.

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Taking things too personally is completely understandable during this proud Leo Lunar Eclipse, and the urge to dance in the spotlight is a natural expression of your spirit. But if you can change your internal filter from selfie mode to a panoramic perspective, you might realize how much your current happiness depends on the happiness of others. Letting go of your need to be right frees you to focus on cultivating healthier relationships. Allowing a partner or friend to step into the starring role gives you a deep sense of gratification, and your support means the world to those who think the world of you.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Manifesting your dreams is as simple as putting your imagination to work. There is no time to waste wandering around in your fantasies when your pragmatic ingenuity is in high demand in the mundane world. Finding unorthodox solutions to the same old problems is likely during this Leo Lunar Eclipse, so keep your intuition channels open for incoming epiphanies. Recognize your need to control every detail and then consciously choose to let go. Shake up anything that feels stale in your daily routine with an unconventional twist. Free your mind and anything is possible.

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Getting lost in the crowd isn’t in your best interest during this Leo Lunar Eclipse, especially if your creative muscles need stretching. Relinquish your habit of pleasing others at the cost of your individuality. Be radical and rebellious in your self-expression, and let your freak flag fly. Experimenting with unconventional sources for your inspiration boosts your confidence and feeds your ingenuity. Reconsider if your insatiable desire for harmony keeps you from rocking the boat. Following the whims of your heart doesn’t preclude you from being an integral part of the community. Your authenticity shines like a beacon in the dark.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Change is in the air and you have two choices during this Leo Lunar Eclipse: waste your energy by resisting the inevitable or spend your time figuring out how to make this directional shift play to your advantage. Perhaps you have outgrown your current job or find yourself yearning for a profession that honors your idealistic convictions. Your passionate nature does not suffer mediocrity or boredom for very long. Mapping out a plan for your future includes equal parts of quiet self-reflection and loud brainstorming. Utilize your impressive talents to make a positive impact in your community. Transformation is your game.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your desire to acquire knowledge intensifies during this Leo Lunar Eclipse, as does your craving for epic adventures. But there is serious mental exploration to do before you can launch yourself off the nearest cliff. Let go of old assumptions and previous justifications if you really want to discover the unvarnished truth. Communicate your concerns with those you trust and listen closely to their advice. You might find that your aspirations are more closely intertwined with others than you once thought. Your endless enthusiasm is contagious, so pass it on.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your money is on your mind as you re-evaluate who you are willing to trust with your resources. But the truth is it might be your own self-worth that you are wrestling with during this Leo Lunar Eclipse. Although you rationally understand that your true value is not tied up in your material possessions, it is tough to disconnect worldly success from personal fulfillment. Relinquishing your attachment to the tangible gives you the chance to treasure the priceless intangibles more. Be outrageously generous with your love and compassion, but make sure to save some for yourself. Make your life rich in all the ways that count.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Separating your emotions from illusions is no easy feat during this theatrical Leo Lunar Eclipse. Untangling your needs from the desires of your partner is the first step to sorting out what you want from a serious relationship. Putting someone else first demonstrates your commitment, but might not honor the wishes of your heart. Acknowledging that your feelings matter inspires you to re-examine your priorities and adjust your trajectory. Letting go of past hurts or self-sabotaging patterns allows you to make room for love and laughter. Creating your future starts by believing you can.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

All your best ideas originate from the infinite halls of your imagination. Interweaving various elements of your spiritual practice into your daily routine is likely to be successful during this creative Leo Lunar Eclipse. But if you truly want to perform random acts of service then you must let go of your wish to be acknowledged and appreciated. Anonymously giving of your time and energy might mean little recognition but the warm glow in your heart. Your dreams offer you a magnificent glimpse of your future, but you will need to fully trust your intuition to build the world you see in your mind.

Content written by Morgan Friday

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Tarot Card of the Day

The Fool

Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of The Fool in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of The Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.

In some earlier instances, The Fool is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of The Fool arise — that of an innocent soul before its fall into matter, untainted by contact with society and all its ills.

Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, and the potential misplaced step that will send The Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, though, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage toward self-knowledge and, eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.

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This Week’s Tarot Card Is the Eight of Swords!

Read your monthly and weekly Tarot readings for January 2018

This January’s focus is on relationships, both a harmonious relationship within the self, and how that impacts our relationships with others. The cards drawn ask us to take an active approach to enhancing balance and communication this month.

This month’s featured deck is the World’s Tiniest Tarot Card Set, symbolizing how even the smallest positive change can make a difference. This vintage deck, a Waite-Smith clone, measures just 1″ x 1.5″, but includes the complete imagery and wisdom of a full-size deck. Basic interpretation information is printed on each card face, so if you find a copy of this out-of-print deck, you might also want to pick up a magnifying glass.



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Your Personal Daily Love Tarot Card

The Fool

You deserve a partnership that deepens as you get to know each other. Wait for the person who has risen above commitment immaturity if commitment is your desire. The Fool reminds us that dating someone is not a mistake. It is falling in love and marrying them if it is not right. If your long-term relationship is encountering a difficult patch, now is the time to work together to rebuild.


Your Personal Daily Erotic Tarot Card

The Judgement

The Judgement card indicates that you’ve had some sexual hang-ups in the past, but you’re working toward getting over them. This is a period of transition, and although you’re doing the work, you may not be getting the exact results you desire. Forgive yourself for past missteps in order to take a sexual step forward today. Being afraid to express your true erotic self can even effect other areas of your life, so getting beyond your sexual inhibitions translates into a happier overall existence.


Psychic Tip of the Day

Your first big shock of the new year has arrived. It could be a welcome relief, but you may not know what to do with it. Were you expecting company? is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2018


Your Daily Rune for Monday, January 29th, 2018


“Log-uhz” – Literally: “Water” or Ocean – Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Memory


Rune of the unconscious context of becoming or the evolutionary process. Rune of Life’s longing for itself.

Psi: emotion, psychic powers, unconscious mental processes, love, dreaming

Energy: life energy, ocean spirit, origins of life, collective unconscious, the astral plane, love as unity, evolution

Mundane: water, imagination, occultism, dreams

Divinations: Life, passing a test, sea of vitality and of the unconscious growth, memory, dreams; or fear, circular motion, avoidance, withering, depression, manipulations, emotional blackmail, lack of moral fiber, fantasy, poison, toxicity


Transpersonal powers
Mastery of emotion in order to shape wyrd
Guidance through difficult initiatory tests, ie. initiation into life
Increase in vitality and life force
Communication between your conscious mind to another’s unconscious mind
Development of ‘second sight’ or prophetic wisdom
All powers of dreaming (lucid dreams, astral projection)


Your Weekly Influences for Monday, January 29th, 2018


Tarot Influence

Eight of Coins
A time to learn the ways of an occupation. A viable venture may be beginning. Handling worldly affairs skillfully.











Astrological Influence

Cancer Reversed

Cancer reversed denotes a lack of creative energy and disregard for home-life











Element Influence

Water Reversed

Water reversed denotes secrets to which you are not privy. Approach all ventures with caution.









Your Animal Spirit for Today


Advice from a Deer



Daily Karmic Number

Brace yourself. The number 3 as it appears for you today signals that your spirit guides are close by, eager to help you with your needs. You have been on a path of taking care of yourself and your efforts are being rewarded. They have always been there, but you are in a position to sense them more now. Ask them for help with anything. Your mind, body, and spirit are integrated into a seamless unit. You are one with the Universe. Let the Universe benefit you as you send out your own positive energy.


Your Daily Charm

Today’s Meaning:
A course of events that cannot be altered has been set in motion within this aspect. Accept whatever happens in the near future and do not waste your time fretting about it–you can do nothing.

General Description:
This was a favorite charm in Egypt, worn in order to frustrate magicians, sorcerers and evil wishers from bewitching the wearer and stealing the soul from the heart; for it was the general belief that if the soul left the heart, the body would soon fade away and perish. The ancient Egyptians also believed that, after death, the heart was taken, in the underworld, and weighed against the symbols of the law; if found perfect, it was restored to the body, which at once came to life again and enjoyed everlasting felicity.


Crack the Cookie


The Wisdom of Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

Moon Diary Eclipse Special: The Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo, January 31st, 2018

by Jane Lyle.

From The Astrology Room

January’s total lunar eclipse in Leo is quite something. It’s our second full Moon this month – making it a rare Blue Moon.

Plus it’s the second supermoon in a month, meaning it’s a full Moon at a point closest to us here on Earth, or perigee.

Stormy weather, geo-physical upheavals, and high tides accompany such powerful Moons. More turbulence rises as human emotions peak, and we’re generally not in a good position to make sensible decisions. That’s because not only are we more impulsive and emotional than usual, but also the information we need to make decisions can be unstable, hidden, or even surprising. Eclipses reveal and conceal, so it’s wise to wait at least a few days, if at all possible, before doing anything final.

The astrology of this total Leo lunar eclipse emphasises the tension between our own individual needs and concerns (Leo), and the needs, opinions, and desires of the wider population (Aquarius). It’s an ongoing theme that began in 2017, with eclipses falling in Leo and Aquarius this year too.

Leo eclipses tend to highlight events around famous people, leaders, royalty, and matters connected with children, creativity, romance, and entertainment. This eclipse has a strong, female edge to it, for the Moon is exactly aligned with Ceres and the Aquarian Sun is close to Venus. Female scientists, social campaigners, and humanitarians could be in the eclipse spotlight.

Ceres is a dwarf planet, named for one of the ancient grain goddesses of the Mediterranean. So, in astrology, she rules over crops, grains, and the seasonal cycles of nature. Ceres aligned with this eclipse asks us to think about how we take care of our environment, or fail to take care of it – and the consequences of that. Wild weather around this time may help to focus global attention on our often-overlooked symbiotic relationship with nature.

Ceres says ‘to everything there is a season’ – you can extend that idea to include love, and the cycles of our relationships – romantically, and amongst our families, children, and friends.

Ceres in Leo has a very queenly vibe – who’s ‘queen’ of your own social circle, workplace, or extended family? That person could be the focus of attention or changes over the next few months. Ceres is also a ‘mother goddess’, although her power in this role goes beyond any sweetly mystical ‘yummy mummy’ persona. She rules over death and decay, alongside fertility and birth. So this full Moon brings certain emotional relationships to a head – there’s generous potential for growth, endings, or chaos.

Neptune’s awkward aspect to the Leo eclipse offers further confusion. Watch out for news about big pharmaceutical companies, plus other drugs-related issues such as legal marijuana, or the use of psychedelic drugs to treat mental health conditions. Neptune always promises glamour, gossip, and scandal too – in Pisces, this includes news about the film, music, and fashion industries, as well as medical organisations and those who work in them. A Leo eclipse puts our bosses, leaders, and prominent people in the spotlight – more than usual, that is.

This Leo lunar eclipse is most likely to trigger your own horoscope if you have planets or points at around 8 -12 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, or Scorpio.

The generation of people, like Donald Trump, who all have Pluto at this degree of Leo, are affected – some more than others, depending on their personal horoscope. When Pluto is triggered, powerful experiences are flagged up – either in deeply emotional, personal ways, or in stunning outer events that shape an individual’s future path.

Other famous people whose horoscopes are energised include Barack Obama and Meghan Markle, with their natal Suns at 12 Leo; Queen Elizabeth II, with her Moon at 12 Leo; Madonna, with Uranus at 12 Leo; and Sharon Stone – another Uranus in Leo generation individual – with Uranus at 8 Leo. Uranus was in Leo from August 1955 – November 1961.

And what’s worth watching out for in the world? Horoscopes for Iran, Qatar, and the UK House of Commons are all stimulated by the Aquarian side of this eclipse – groups of people may find themselves opposing a leader, or losing a leader or figurehead.

Israel, India, Pakistan, and the United Nations represent a small number – amongst many – of world horoscopes whose Leo planets – and leaders – are affected.

This eclipse will be visible in North America, Eastern Asia, across the Pacific Ocean, and in Australia. Regions where an eclipse is visible are, according to traditional astrology, more likely to see obvious manifestations of the eclipse’s meaning.

Events linked with this eclipse will unfold over the next six months, until summer 2018’s eclipses appear in July and August.

Once in a Blue Moon

Learn about the Blue Moon and its meaning

Have you heard the expression, “once in a Blue Moon,” and wondered what it means? Does the Moon really turn blue? Does this only happen once every couple of hundred or thousand years? Well, the answer is no and no. But it IS happening in 2018 … not just once, but twice!

The term “Blue Moon,” which people have adopted as a way of describing something rare, is more or less an “extra” Full Moon. Most years have 12 Full Moons, which occur approximately every month. But once every two or three years, there’s an extra Full Moon — and that is what we call a “Blue Moon.”

So why is there an extra Full Moon? It’s simply because the solar calendar has about 11 more days than the lunar calendar, and after a few years all those extra days build up to the point where there’s an extra Full Moon.

And why the color blue, if the Moon doesn’t really turn blue? It’s believed the word comes from an old Middle English word, “belewe” — which actually means “betray.” In other words, they used to call it the Betrayer Moon, because this extra Full Moon didn’t fit into the normal lunar cycle. Over the years the word “belewe” evolved into “blue” — hence, we give you the “Blue Moon.”

In 2018 there are TWO Blue Moons, one on January 31 in Leo, and another on March 31 in Libra. Full Moons are emotionally charged, so any time there are two Full Moons in one month it means that month could be an emotional roller coaster for some people. Thank goodness it only happens once in a Blue Moon!

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The Witches Digest for Monday, January 29th (Part 2, The Witches Guide to Mondays)


The Witches Digest for Monday, January 29th

(Part 2, The Witches Guide to Mondays)

Today is Monday, January 29th


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 Luis(Rowan) January 21 – February 17)

Runic Half Month of Elhaz (January 28 – February 11)

Goddess of the Month of Bridhe (January 23 – February 19)



The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

On Monday, January 29th, We Celebrate the Goddess Minerva


The Roman goddess of wisdom and science

Discover the legends and myths and religious beliefs surrounding Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and science. She was also the Roman goddess of war and arts, such as spinning, weaving and music. She is depicted in art in a standing attitude, completely armed, with a composed but smiling countenance, bearing a golden breast-plate, a spear in her right hand, and the Aegis, a shield in her left, having on it the head of Medusa, entwined with snakes. The Greek counterpart of this ancient Roman deity was Athena.

Minerva in Roman Mythology
Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and science, featured in many stories, myths and legends in Roman Mythology. Her birth was very mysterious as she is supposed to have sprung, fully grown and completely armed, from the head of Jupiter. This goddess was in the unique position of having a father but no mother. As one of the goddesses of war she was often represented in Roman art with various weapons. She was credited with inventing the chariot, plow, bridle, rake, ox yoke and the flute. The weapons reflected her strategic approach and her preparation for war and were symbols of victory. Her symbol of the olive tree relates to the gift she offered to Cecrops, the first king of Athens during her contest with Neptune.

Facts about Minerva
The following facts and profile provides a fast overview of Minerva:

Minerva Profile & Fact File
Roman Name: Minerva
Role & Function: The function of Minerva is described as being the goddess of wisdom, science, war and arts, such as spinning, weaving and music.
Status: Major Goddess and one of the ‘Dei Consentes’, the Council of Gods.
Symbols: The owl, the snake and the olive tree
Alternative names: Mentor. The name ‘Mentor’ was assumed by Minerva to act as a guide for Telemachus,
Greek Counterpart: The Greek name for this goddess was Athena or Pallas Athena
Name of Father: Jupiter
Name of Mother: None
Names of Children: Unmarried, no children

Goddess Athena

Facts about Minerva in Roman Mythology and History
Discover interesting information and facts about Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and science. The facts about Minerva provides a list detailing fascinating additional info to increase your knowledge about Minerva in Roman Mythology and history.

History and Mythical Facts about Minerva
Fact 1 about Minerva: She was the daughter of Jupiter, the king of the Roman gods
Fact 2 about Minerva: Although Jupiter alone was most commonly named as her parent however alternative myths give Jupiter and Metis as her father and mother
Fact 3 about Minerva: She was a warlike goddess, and had a controlled strategic approach that brought her success in conflicts.
Fact 4 about Minerva: She was a member of the Capitoline Triad which consisted of three major gods – Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. The most important temples in Rome were dedicated to the triad of gods and situated on the Capitoline Hill.
Fact 5 about Minerva: Her festival was called Quinquatria. It was celebrated on March 19 through to March 23. On the first day of her festival no blood was shed, but that on the last four days there were contests of gladiators.
Fact 6 about Minerva: Her symbol of the owl is closely associated with wisdom and victory
Fact 7 about Minerva: The snake or serpent is often depicted at the feet of the goddess as a symbol of the creative power of wisdom
Fact 8 about Minerva: The god of war, Mars, assisted the armies of Troy in the Trojan war against the Greeks, but was wounded in an encounter with the hero Diomedes and the goddess Minerva
Fact 9 about Minerva: She used wisdom and cunning to help her in her battles and was more successful than Mars, the god of War.
Fact 10 about Minerva: Vulcan fell in love with her but she rejected him with the utmost contempt because of his ugly appearance.
Fact 11 about Minerva: She gave the hero Perseus a mirror-like shield to help in his quests. Perseus went on to slay the terrifying gorgon and gave the head of Medusa to the goddess.
Fact 12 about Minerva: As Minerva Medica, she was the goddess of medicine and doctors.
Fact 13 about Minerva: She is represented holding the Aegis, a shield in her left hand having on it the head of Medusa, entwined with snakes.

Minerva (Greek Counterpart was Athena)
The Romans habitually assimilated various elements from other cultures and civilisations, including the gods and goddesses that were worshipped by the Greeks and other nations. When the Roman Empire conquered the Greeks in 146BC many of the Greek gods and goddesses were adopted by the Romans. The Romans simply changed the Greek gods names to Latin equivalents.

Athena, goddess of Wisdom

The Greek counterpart of Minerva was Athena. The Roman religion significantly differed from the Greeks in that it was officially endorsed by the state and exerted influence over the government of Rome. Politicians took the offices of influential priests, called pontiffs, to gain control of the popular worship, Roman gods and goddesses like Minerva were worshipped at every public event, including the gladiatorial games, where blood sacrifices were made to the gods. In ancient Rome, the pantheon of 12 major gods, including Minerva, were called the ‘Dei Consentes’ meaning the Council of Gods.

Minerva and the Roman Gods Family Tree and Genealogy
The Roman gods family tree provides an instant overview of the genealogy and the family connections and relationships between the main deities, including Minerva, who feature in the legends and mythology of the ancient Romans. The Primeval gods and deities, the Titans and the Roman Olympians.

Interesting information and Facts about the Roman goddess Minerva
Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and science
Stories and Legends in Roman Mythology associated with the goddess of wisdom and science
Facts and information about the Gods and Deities of the Ancient World for schools and kids
The Roman goddess of wisdom and science

Monday: Keep the moon safe from the wolf


Easy to remember – Monday is the Moon Day. The word moon is associated with the Norse god Mona (Máni). He was pulling the moon accross the sky, trying to escape and save it from a mythological wolf. At the end of the world, the wolf will catch them and tear the moon into pieces. This apocalyptic period of the world is called Ragnarok in Norse mythology.

In Romance languages, Monday is also the Moon Day (lunes in Spanish, lundi in French, lunedi in Italian: coming from Latin Dies Lunae).

Ritual Work Associated with Monday The Day of the Moon


Perfume: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower

Incense: Myrtle

Wood: Willow

Color: Silver, Grey-white

Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Longlife, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft (new moon)


A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

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; but we shall read of Mani again in a later chapter.


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.

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’s 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, January 29th

Feast of St. Gildas

Waxing Moon


Moon phase: Second Quarter


Moon Sign: Cancer


Incense: Narcissus


Color: White

The Witches Correspondences for January 28th


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



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

The Spell of the Magus


Try working this spell on a Monday while both the moon and the sun are in the sky at the same time. During certain phases of the waning moon, the moon can be seen in the morning sky (or in the new to waxing moon phase, in the evening sky just before the sun sets). This time-when both the sun and the moon are visible in the sky-is believed to be a time of incredible magickal power.

Choose a small pillar style of white candle. Inscribe the candle with a lunar symbol. Anoint the candle with sandalwood oil to increase your spirituality. Next, light the white candle and place it in a candle holder on a safe, flat surface. Gather a few almonds in a dish off to the side of the candle holder. Almonds are sacred to Thoth and are thought to grant wisdom. Note: If you are allergic to nuts, then substitute a white wintergreen-flavored mint.

Wintergreen is also associated with the moon. Repeat the spell below three times:

Thoth, Egyptian god of wisdom and of the moon so white

Hear my call: grant me might and power on this special night

Honor and integrity creates its own power

Grant me wisdom and strength in this magickal hour.

At the final repetition of the spell, eat the almonds/mint, then close the spell by saying:

As I consume these nuts/this mint, I take into myself the wisdom and benevolence of Thoth For the good of all, with harm to none By the moon and stars, this spell is done.

Keep an eye on the candle; let it burn until it goes out on its own. Meditate on the old saying that with great power comes great responsibility. Be sure you are fair and wise in all of your magickal actions. If you are unsure of your motives, then contemplate Thoth, use your imagination, and see what he has to tell you.


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

Ellen Dugan

The Dark Night of the Soul

“The Dark Night of the Soul” is the name given to that experience of spiritual desolation that all students of the Occult pass through at
one time or another. It is sometimes characterized by feelings that your occult studies or practices are not taken you anywhere, that the initial success that one is sometimes granted after a few months of occult working, has suddenly dried up. There comes a desire to give up on everything, to abandon exercises and meditation, as nothing seems to be working. St.John of the Cross. a christian mystic, said of this experience, that it; “…puts the sensory spiritual appetites to sleep, deadens them, and deprives them of the ability to find pleasure in anything. It binds the imagination, and impedes it from doing any good discursive work. It makes the memory cease, the intellect become dark and unable to understand anything, and hence it causes the will to become arid and constrained, and all the faculties empty and useless. And over this hangs a dense and burdensome cloud, which afflicts the soul, and keeps it withdrawn from the good.”

Though the beginner may view the onset of such an experience with alarm (I know I did), the “Dark Night” is not something bad or destructive. In one sense it may be seen as a trial, a test by which the Gods examine our resolve to continue with occult work, and if you are not completely whole-hearted about your magical studies, it is during this period (at its beginning) that you will give up.

The Dark Night of the Soul should be welcomed, once recognized for what it is (I have always received an innate “warning” just before the onset of such a period), as a person might welcome an operation that will secure health and well-being. St.John of the Cross embraced the soul`s Dark Night as a Divine Appointment, calling it a period of “sheer grace” and adding;
“O guiding Night,
O Night more lovely than Dawn,
O Night that has united the lover with his beloved
Transforming the Lover in her Beloved.”

When entering the Dark Night one is overcome by a sense of spiritual dryness and depression. The notion, in some quarters, that all such experiences should be avoided, for a peaceful existence, shows up the superficiality of so much of contemporary living. The Dark Night is a way of bringing the Soul to stillness, so that deep psychic transformation may take place. All distractions must be set aside, and it is no good attempting to fight or channel the bursts of raw energy that from time to time may course through your being. This inner compulsion to set everything aside results in the outer depression, when nothing seems to excite.

The only thing to do is obey your inner voice and become still, waiting for the inner transformation, (which the “Dark Night” heralds), to take place. You may not be aware for a very long time of the results of that inner change, but when the desire to work comes again and the depression lifts, the Dark Night has (for a moment) passed. No one can help during this time, and in many cases there is hardly anyone to turn for advice. One must disregard the well-meaning advice of family and friends to “snap out of it” this is no ordinary depression, but a deep spiritual experience which only those who have passed through themselves (in other words to a magical retreat) but for many, as the routines of everyday life prohibits this, all you can do is cultivate an inner solitude, a stillness and silence of heart, and wait, (like a chrysalis waits for the inner changes that will result in a butterfly) for the Transformation to work itself out. There are many such “Dark Nights” that the occult seeker must pass through during the mysterious process of mitigation. They are all trials but experience teaches one to cope more efficiently.

—-Fra.: Apfelmann, Author

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year

January 28th – 29th


Up-Helly-Aa is a centuries-old fire festival held in the Shetland Islands. It is derived from the ancient Yuletide festival celebrating the triumph of the sun over darkness and winter, and it pays

tribute to the ancient Viking Gods and Goddesses. The festival began with torch light processions that ignited giant bonfires and culminated with the burning of a replica of a Viking ship. It was believed that the fire would dispel evil spirits from the villagers and their homes. The festivities usually ended with great feasting and dancing until dawn.

Magickal Activity for January 28th – 29th the Day of Up-Helly-Aa

Personal Cleansing


This simple rite is based on the power of the Nordic rune sol (sun), the nurturing potentials of the north that are believed to banish, and gently destroy the forces of restriction and constraint. This is especially critical during the shift from darkness to light-from the old to the new.

Items needed: The rune sol, inscribed with red ink or paint on a piece of heavy construction paper or card stock; one fireproof dish with handles to which is added 1/4 cup table salt; one cup 150-percent grain alcohol; six drops Frankincense oil.

Place all the necessary items on your altar. Set the rune next to the fire proof dish containing the salt, alcohol, and oil. Light the alcohol mixture. As it burns, visualize it cleansing the mind and body as you chant:

Dark forces fade into night,
But not the power of the sun.
All be cleansed with the power of light,
For now a new time has begun.

As soon as the fire burns out, pick up the rune, kiss it, and then hang it over the main entrance of your home. Each time you pass beneath the rune, its power will strengthen and energize your mind and body.


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