The Witches Divination Digest for Wednesday, April 25th

The Witches Divination Digest for Wednesday, April 25th

Tarot Card of the Day

King of Swords


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditionally, representing the energy of a King, this masculine energy form is The Adjudicator, the wise judge or mediator. He helps parties in conflict discover common ground and build upon it, and guides societies to see their greater good. His archetype is Solomon, ancient lawgiver and philosopher of the Old Testament. Sometimes appearing cool and detached, he can be misunderstood as not caring.

But emotional displays are just not his medium, nor is he moved by appeals to sympathy or pity. With the philosophical overview that comes from long experience, he listens deeply, watches closely and speaks last. In the end, his even-handedness and objectivity earn him the respect he receives from his community, and those who cannot work out their problems come to him voluntarily for advice.

Occasionally this man is subtly detailed to imply that he is a woman in male armor. If you notice this theme in your deck, it is a reference to Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, archetype of a devout and inspired woman warrior, who was mystically led to abandon her social role to defend what she saw as the greater good. Although she was martyred young, her model crystallizes the message that sometimes the good of the whole is more important than the good of the individual, and in that case, even if you lose, you win just for being there.

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Love Tarot Card of the Day

The Wheel of Fortune


Today, the truth is told and clears up a situation that has hung on and on. Take direct action now to clear up something that should have been handled long ago. The Wheel of Fortune selected you because you need to know that some parts of the conditions were out of your control. Some events are not the result of something you did. You do have control over how you deal with matters now.

Erotic Tarot Card of the Day

The Chariot


The Chariot shows that you’re rolling toward a major sexual goal today, willing to forego just about anything and everything else to have that one big O! The thing is, who are you willing to trample over to get there? This card can be a sign to slow down just a bit, because while sex is fun, it shouldn’t be your number one focus right now. You don’t have to come to a complete stop, but pulling back on the reins just a bit will give you the clarity you need to make sure you’re making wise sexual decisions.

Your Influences for Wednesday, April 25th


Element Influence

Earth Reversed

Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Pisces Reversed

Pisces reversed signifies a lack of positive thinking and creativity at this time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Rune for 

Nauthiz

“Not-this” – Literally: “Need-fire” or “Necessity” – Esoteric: Constraint, Friction

Key Concepts: Need, resistance, constraint, conflict, drama, effort, necessity, urgency, hard work, need-fire, life lessons, creative friction, distress, force of growth, the consequence of past action, short term pain for long term gain

Psi: resistance, need, effort

Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency

Mundane: doing what must be done, chores, hard work

Divinations: Resistance (leading to strength), recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development and life lessons, achievement through effort; or constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity, warnings, worry, guilt, moral cowardice, unfulfilled or unrecognized needs.

Your Animal Spirit for Today

Pray to the Hummingbird Spirit Guide

Characteristics of the Hummingbird as a Spirit Guide

 

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of Buddha

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Your Earth Sky News for April 25 – A word about the moon’s distance tonight

ou know the moon changes its distance from Earth continually. It must, since the orbit of the moon is not a perfect circle; instead, it’s an ellipse, like a circle someone sat down on. The moon was last at perigee – its closest point to Earth for this month – on April 20. So on the date of the article you’re reading now – April 25, 2018 – and into early May, the moon’s distance from Earth is steadily increasing. It’ll continue increasing until our companion world reaches apogee – its farthest point for the month – on May 6.

Moon’s distance at April 20 perigee: 229,108 miles or 368,714 km

Moon’s distance at May 6 apogee: 251,318 miles or 404,457 km

Separation: 22,210 miles or 35,743 km

The moon will reach mean distance of 238,855 miles (384,400 km) on April 28, 2018.

Click here to find out the moon’s present distance.

Tonight’s moon is still in the constellation Leo the Lion, as shown on the chart below.

 In 2018, the largest separation between lunar perigee and apogee happened in January.

January 1 closest perigee of 2018 = 221,559 miles or 356,565 km

January 15 farthest apogee of 2018 = 252,565 miles or 406,464 km

Separation: 31,006 miles or 49,899 km

Throughout the year, the separation between perigee and apogee varies from a maximum of about 31,00 miles (50,000 km) to a minimum of approximately 21,000 miles (34,000 km). The illustration below helps to explain why.

When the moon’s perigee-apogee line points toward the sun, as it does at A and C in the diagram, the moon’s orbit is maximally eccentric (oblong), which means a closer perigee distance yet a more distant apogee. Hence, the separation between perigee and apogee is especially profound. The perigee-apogee line points toward the sun in cycles of about 206 days (7 lunar months).

On the other hand, when the moon’s perigee-apogee line makes a right angle with the Earth-sun line, as at B in the diagram, the moon’s eccentricity is at a minimum (closest to circular). That gives us a farther perigee distance yet closer apogee distance, which means a minimal separation between perigee and apogee (B in diagram). The period of time from A to B (or B to C) in the diagram is about 103 days (3 1/2 lunar months).

his year’s 14 perigees and 13 apogees via John Walker’s Lunar Perigee and Apogee Calculator,

The moon’s orbit is closer to being a circle than the above diagram suggests, but the exaggeration helps to clarify. The moon is closest to Earth in its orbit at perigee and farthest away at apogee. Image via NASA.

This illustration is closer to the actual shape of the moon’s orbit around Earth. It’s not a perfect circle, but it is very nearly circular, as the above diagram shows. Diagram by Brian Koberlein.

Bottom line: The moon was closest to Earth April 20. It’ll be farthest from Earth May 6. The moon on April 25, 2018, is a little closer than its average distance from Earth.

 

For all your magickal needs in 2018, think Magickal Necessities

 

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