The Witches Divination Journal for April 13th
Psychic Tip of the Day
It is time to consider getting active with a group of friends. Your soulmate might be out there in a crowd right now, looking for you. Are you interested in anyone new?
Tarot Card of the Day
Seven of Coins
The Seven of this suit is typically a paean to the humble laborer who is willing to show up every day and sweat in the sun for next season’s bounty. The traditional concept is cultivation, with an attitude that slow and steady wins the race, with faith in nature’s assistance. The protagonist of this card doesn’t make excuses, isn’t whimsical or moody, but is dedicated and sees the job through. Of course, it’s no good to count your chickens before they hatch, but there’s no question that the person who is vigilant over a project is more likely to get the desired result.
Someone who works with nature, cooperating with her ways, will waste less energy and time than the person who works against her. As a side meaning, we sometimes see this normally humble farmer in a moment of frenzy, betting the crop on a roll of the dice. This represents a moment of dementia, addiction or desperation which hopefully will not last long enough for the farmer to lose everything!
Daily Love Tarot
The Sun is an invitation to a supportive relationship in which you can be yourself around your significant other. You feel relaxed and loved, with a sense of peace of heart. You’ve struck gold and entered into a new realm. Keep looking if this is not how you feel because it is how things should be. You can’t expect improvement in a long-term union if you do not take effective steps to create it.
Your Erotic Tarot
The Judgement card represents a sexual awakening, and now that you aren’t afraid to move in a new direction, a whole new world awaits you. What sex positions do you want to try, and which fantasies have you been dying to act out? Being honest with yourself and potential partner(s) about the details of what you desire will help you get what you want faster, and the end result will be much more satisfying. And above all, enjoy your sexual liberation!
Your Daily Rune for
“Man-az” – Literally: “Mankind”
Esoteric: Humankind, awareness
Rune of the Divine structure of intelligence in the human soul or psyche. Rune of the horizons of human existence and collective potential.
Psi: mind & memory (Hugin & Munin), the difference between human and all other life, development of the intellect, rational mind, perfected intelligence
Energy: psychic order of the gods reflected in humankind, projection of Self into time
Mundane: thinking, planning, analysis, the human condition, people at large (contemporary: the masses)
Divinations: Divine structure, sustainability, intelligence, awareness, social order, divine influence in life; or depression, mortality, blindness, self-delusion, collective suicide, bigotry, elitism, intellectual arrogance.
Realization of the divine structure in humankind
Increase in intelligence, memory and mental powers (passing tests)
Unlocking the third-eye hvel, the “mind’s eye”
Activating the dynamics of your own inner Christus, or Higher Self
Awareness of our roles as co-creator with the gods and nature
Mental and spiritual potential
Your Animal Spirit Guide for
The Wisdom of the Budda
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Daily Earth Sky News for April 13: For Southern Hemisphere, moon and Mercury before sunup April 13 and 14
We have good news for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere. The next two mornings – April 13 and 14, 2018 – offer a grand view from your part of the world of the waning crescent moon and planet Mercury before sunrise. Our featured chart at top is designed for about 33 degrees south latitude (Mercedes, Uruguay; Cape Town, South Africa; Sydney, Australia), but other southerly latitudes are comparable.
Meanwhile, from our northerly latitudes, the view will be much tougher to see. The angle of the moon’s path with respect to the Northern Hemisphere’s sunrise horizon will be much more shallow, placing both the moon and Mercury low in the sky. Those at mid-northern latitudes might catch the thin waning crescent moon – what’s sometimes called an old moon – on the morning of April 13. Mercury might or might not be visible, even with an optical aid. On April 14, the moon will be even harder to see – difficult, if not impossible – from mid-northern latitudes
No matter where you live worldwide, it’ll be to your advantage to find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunrise. That’s especially true if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. Binoculars are always a plus, and they’re likely necessary from the Northern Hemisphere. Mercury is only of second-magnitude brightness right now. By this month’s end, when Mercury reaches its greatest western (morning) elongation from the sun, it’ll be about four times brighter than it is at present.
On April 13 – from Mercedes, Uruguay, South America – the moon rises about two hours and 40 minutes before sunrise. Meanwhile, Mercury comes up nearly one hour and 30 minutes before the sun. One day later, on April 14, the moon rises about one hour later whereas Mercury comes up about five minutes sooner. At similar latitudes in the world’s Eastern Hemisphere (Cape Town, South Africa, and Sydney, Australia), Mercury rises at a similar time before sunrise, but the moon comes up somewhat sooner than it does in Mercedes, South America.
From middle latitudes in North America, the moon rises one hour (or less) before sunrise while Mercury climbs above the horizon about 40 minutes before sunup. From mid-northern latitudes in the Eastern Hemisphere – Europe and Asia – the moon rises somewhat sooner before the sun but Mercury comes up an hour or less before sunrise.
Click here for recommended sky almanacs; an almanac can give you the rising times of the moon and Mercury in your sky.
At mid-northern latitudes, Mercury sits in the glow of morning twilight throughout the months of April and May.
From temperate latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, Mercury will rise sooner before the sun day by day. At Mercury’s greatest elongation from the sun on April 29, Mercury will come up more than 2 hours before the sun. In fact – from the Southern Hemisphere – Mercury will climb over the eastern horizon before dawn’s first light for approximately a month, from mid-April to mid-May 2018. This apparition of Mercury in the morning sky will be the year’s best for the Southern Hemisphere.
Bottom line: Live in the Southern Hemisphere? Look for the moon and Mercury to adorn the morning sky before sunrise on April 13 and 14, 2018. Meanwhile, from the Northern Hemisphere, this same view of the moon and Mercury is tougher to see.
Bruce McClure has served as lead writer for EarthSky’s popular Tonight pages since 2004. He’s a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial navigation certificate through the School of Ocean Sailing and Navigation. He also writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around his home in upstate New York.
A Little Humor for Your Day
Coven Pecking Order
- High Priest : Leaps tall buildings with a single bound, is more powerful than a locomotive, is faster than a speeding bullet, walks on water and dictates policy to God.
- 3rd Degree Initiate : Leaps short buildings in a single bound, more powerful than a switch engine, is just as fast as a speeding bullet, walks on water…if the sea is calm and talks to God.
- 2nd Degree Initiate : Leaps short buildings with a running start and favorable winds, is faster than a BB, more powerful than a railroad hand-car, walks on water in a swimming pool and talks to God…if a special request is approved.
- 1st Degree Initiate : Clears a small hut, loses the race with a locomotive, can fire a speeding bullet, swims well and is occasionally addressed by God.
- Neophyte : Runs into small buildings, recognizes a locomotive two out of three times, frequently wets self with a water pistol, can do the doggy paddle and mostly mumbles to animals.
- High Priestess : Lifts tall buildings to walk under them, kicks locomotives off the track, catches speeding bullets in her teeth and freezes water with a single glance. SHE *IS* GODDESS!