Hate to leave good company but…..

We hate to cut and run but….I found yesterday afternoon that I had two doctor’s appointments scheduled for Thursday. The appointments were within 15 minutes of each other and I didn’t realize I had two till one called to confirm the appointment for Thursday. I was able to reschedule one of those appointment for today. So got to get ready to go to one of my favorite hang outs, NOT! We hate for the inconvenience but at least we got some work done.

We will see you tomorrow. Till then….

Love ya,

Lady A

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Get a Jump On Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, May 9th

Get a Jump On Tomorrow……

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, May 9th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

You’re communicating warmly and enjoying learning and connecting more than usual these days, dear Aries, with Venus in your solar third house. Love can be enhanced with good conversations, emails, and texts. Others might be especially attracted to your ideas and style of communication. Today, however, there can be some problems getting your message across, but it’s temporary. Take a little more care to make yourself exceptionally clear. You can feel in limbo or confused by mixed signals. While taking care of unfinished business might not be your preferred thing to do right now, it can help you by reducing your levels of guilt and stress that come from the nagging feeling that you have things left to do. The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, reinforcing a need to let go and relax rather than wind yourself up.

 

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

With Venus in your solar second house these days, you can be particularly focused on your feelings of comfort and security, dear Taurus. Today, whims can take hold, however, as Venus connects via a quincunx with Jupiter. If you are feeling unsettled, try to get to the heart of the matter. A difference in values with someone can be frustrating now if you are not in touch with what’s truly disappointing you. The Moon spends the day in your social sector, however, and you seek out people who accept you as you are or activities that are undemanding and light-hearted. You need a break from responsibilities or pressures to perform today.

 

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

With Venus in your sign these days, your desires are immediate and strong, dear Gemini, but today they may not reflect what’s in your heart. In fact, on some level, your desires may be leading you astray if you’re avoiding things or not quite ready to see what’s in your heart. It can be challenging to make decisions today when your options seem equally desirable or undesirable! It makes sense to wait out the big choices if it’s possible now. The Moon is now transiting your solar tenth house, however, and you may be in the position to lead or reach towards a goal. Responsibilities make themselves known, and you want to do your best.

 

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

You may be in a brief period of review and processing regarding your feelings, pleasures, and pastimes, dear Cancer, with Venus currently transiting your privacy sector. You may be striving to make peace with the past, but today can be a little tricky when it comes to close relationships, as you could easily find yourself at cross-purposes with someone. Venus forms an awkward aspect to Jupiter in your outgoing solar fifth house, highlighting a discrepancy between two strong drives – the need to process and take things easy and the desire to push forward and enjoy yourself more spontaneously. You may have a difficult time knowing what you want today, possibly baffling those close to you! This is a time when you can be confused about alternatives, and part of this could be that you are not sure whether you want to pursue something or let things/people come to you. Aim to go slow and figure out what’s in your heart before taking concrete action.

Leo

Leo
Leo

Your desire for variety in your social life is stimulated today, dear Leo, but there is also a substantial part of you that would prefer to hide yourself away or to keep your observations to yourself as Venus and Jupiter form an awkward angle. Interactions can be a little off or timing is wrong now. You can feel divided temporarily, uncertain about someone’s feelings, or in limbo. With so many things, and possibly people, vying for your attention, it’s not exceptionally easy to know your next step. However, slowing down makes a little sense now before your push yourself. This is merely about reorienting yourself. The Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, too – a further message to get in touch with your true feelings before taking action.

 

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

A career, public, life direction, or reputation matter could throw you a little off today, dear Virgo. You could be procrastinating or uncertain about your next step. You might also feel that people are taking you for granted. Part of you wants to state your case, and another part would prefer to let things go. If you feel a little out of balance, your best bet is to slow down and avoid acting on impulses with Venus in minor challenging aspect to Jupiter today. It may not be the most productive days as there can be a real tendency to waste time. The Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, bringing relationships to your keen attention. You tend to prefer company to going it alone today.

 

Libra

Libra
Libra

With Venus in your solar ninth house these days, dear Libra, you’re sharing your affections rather liberally, and you’re looking forward optimistically when it comes to love and money. You are more inclined to look at the big picture than to focus on the little problems. However, today, there can be some frustration due to the perception that others are not sharing your values. You can give off a standoffish vibe as a result. You could also be a little careless with money or overindulgent if you are feeling restless. You might fixate on something you think you want but then discover that it’s not the answer to your problems. Wait things out if possible today since it’s tricky to know what you want and there seem to be red herrings further confusing matters.

 

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

With Venus in your intimacy sector these days, dear Scorpio, you are motivated to connect well with others or to throw yourself into the pleasure of specific projects and activities. You’re also in good shape for shared money or resources. Today, though, there can be some hesitation to give of yourself if you feel others are impinging on your freedom. Or, there can be some confusion about boundaries in a relationship. Affections can be intense one minute, and then they cool down the next. Whether to go after what you want or see if it comes to you naturally can be a dilemma today. It may be better to wait out decisions until you’re feeling confident.

 

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

You could feel some pressure to make a decision about a relationship today, dear Sagittarius, but in fact, it’s not a good time to do so as you may not be seeing things clearly just for the time being. Discern between feelings that come from a place of restlessness and those that come from your heart. Alternatives may seem equally desirable or undesirable – either way, it’s hard to choose! There can be competing feelings related to the need for freedom and togetherness now with Venus and Jupiter in disagreement today. Be careful not to jump into something due to current frustrations that you may one day regret. It’s better to take things easy or one step at a time.

 

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

This can be a day for going off routine or schedule, dear Capricorn, as Venus in your work and health sector forms an awkward angle to Jupiter in your social sector. Vague restlessness can take hold, and your attention may be divided. As well, it may be difficult to please a friend right now, and you can’t be everything to everyone, nor should you be! It’s possible there are competing energies pitting your social life or leisure time against chores and duties. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, further reinforcing a tendency to lose focus. You could have a finger in many different pies today! You may need to simply allow this to happen and wait out a better time for concentration.

 

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

Minor, unexpected reactions or events can make for a rather changeable day, dear Aquarius. While there can be mixed signals to decipher and you may also be dealing with problems managing your work-life balance, this may very well be a better time for slowing down and stalling decision-making until you’re clearer about others and your own needs.  People in your life may be frustrated with your divided attention today, but then again, you may not find it easy to understand them, either. This is temporary. The Moon has moved out of your sign and into your resources sector, turning your attention to matters of comfort and routine as you seek out a bit of predictability for a couple of days.

 

Pisces

Pisces
Pisces

There can be some missteps with others today, dear Pisces, as Venus forms a quincunx with Jupiter. This is a minor challenge but can lead to some restlessness and indecision regardless. When you get what you want, you may feel disappointed, and if this is the case, then consider that you are not truly in touch with your desires and instead reacting to inner restlessness. Whether to stay put or break the routine can be an issue now. This aspect can play with our expectations and lead to some off timing. There may be an inclination to keep others at arm’s length. And, if you do try to get close to someone, restlessness can set in again. We can be hard to please today, making intimacy a bit challenging. Aim to take things slowly as you sort out what you truly want, and give others space to do the same.

 

Source

Astrology Cafe

If You Were Born Today, May 8

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If You Were Born Today, May 8

You are a playful, witty person who is also success-oriented and determined. You can be changeable in your manner, despite being solid and focused overall, so that others are not sure who they are going to meet from one day to the next! Light-hearted and personable many days, you can also be serious and withdrawn at other times. You are mentally quick and have a unique perspective on life. Famous people born today: Harry S Truman, Melissa Gilbert, Don Rickles, Enrique Iglesias.

Your Birthday Year Forecast

Your birthday occurs around a Third Quarter Moon this year, and you are reaching an important turning point in terms of personal growth. You may be more emotional this year, and should watch for unnecessary conflicts and making hasty decisions as a result. Otherwise, this is a year of greater understanding and a strong desire to take care of business. This should be a busy, dynamic period in your life.

You are very likely to attract loving relationships and/or new warm social contacts into your life. However, do your best to watch out for tendencies towards self-deception with both love and money. Things might look too good to be true, simply because you want to see the best! Relationship ups and downs are possible, as this could be a year when romantic mirages are more likely.

Exchanging ideas, intellectual pursuits, and learning are all exciting and favorable at this time. Researching cooking, health, and nutrition can be fruitful now. Meeting people who share common interests or through your studies can be rewarding.

This can be a year when bursts of restlessness, rebellion, and impatience figure prominently. You have a tendency to take risks and to act on sudden impulses without considering consequences. You assert your will and individuality powerfully, and you are ready to fight for freedom. There may be changes in work schedules, or life’s circumstances could challenge you in such a way that you need to change your goals or actions. This can also be a time when you tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to hold you back. Arguments and confrontations are likely. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.

However, from March 2019 forward, you have a strong, protective, and stabilizing influence with you as Saturn forms a harmonious aspect to your Sun. This transit helps you stay on track and meet your responsibilities. Your popularity tends to be strong, and your leadership skills are valued. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off this year–not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some manner for the efforts you put forth. Because you project a more responsible and credible “you”, people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work. During these months, you can put your life in order in some significant manner. Improved concentration, a more realistic outlook, and a practical awareness of the limits of time all help you to make steady progress, particularly in your career. Your concern for your future at this time is stronger than usual, and you may find that projects you start, or investments you make, will benefit you for years to come.

You are bound to get important matters organized in the year ahead, but you’re also likely to feel impatient or to try to cut corners frequently, which can put unnecessary pressure on you. Your love or social life can be eventful, largely due to some restlessness. You are determined and focused in the year ahead, and you can move mountains in important areas of your life. It’s a powerful year for making lifestyle changes.

2018 is 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 the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.

2019 will be a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study, observe, research, and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.

 

Source

 

Cafe Astrology

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, May 8th

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, May 8th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

There can be a strong urge to prove yourself, go it alone, make your mark, and succeed on your own right now, dear Aries. Others’ support or the desire to merge with someone can seem to conflict with these desires, but are hard to pass on at the same time! As much as you’d like to succeed and shine on your own merits, you also recognize the need for others, or outside resources and talents, to grow and excel. Reaching a compromise is important now, if difficult as well! This is due to the yearly Sun-Jupiter opposition occurring today. For some of you, this can be about excess spending or borrowing. Take steps to wind down, relax, and reflect, particularly later today when the Moon moves into Pisces and your privacy sector, and it’s especially natural and healing to do all of these things.

 

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

A Sun-Jupiter opposition occurring today is especially personal for you, dear Taurus, since it occurs when the Sun is in your sign this year. For some of you, there can be a battle of egos happening with a partner, or you could be feeling someone’s demands on you, finding them excessive. Some of you could be attempting to please someone and at the same time striving for independence. Whether to pursue your own interests and stand out independently or to partner up and satisfy someone special in your life can be an issue now. In fact, you’re likely to want to do both! Getting to a state of balance can be challenging but rewarding now. In fact, you can learn a lot about yourself and a relationship, too, in the process.

 

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

A yearly Sun-Jupiter opposition today points to a situation in which you feel that you want to do it all, dear Gemini, but it’s simply not possible! The best solution is to tone things down. You are looking to do your best in your work and with your self-care regimes, but you also have a strong pull towards rest and dealing with private matters or emotional needs this month with the Sun in your solar twelfth house. You want to please everyone, grow your work and improve your health, and get the rest and time for reflection you need. However, there is only so much time in a day, and spreading yourself thin will not serve you well in the long run. Look for ways to make adjustments that lead to a healthier, more balanced life. Adjusting your expectations will do you a world of good at this time.

 

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

With Jupiter strong and challenged today and tomorrow, dear Cancer, you should watch for the tendency to promise too much or to go too far out, and for putting your faith in promises made to you at the moment. Consider ways in which your life may have become unbalanced due to excesses, particularly in the social or pleasure-seeking arenas. Benefits are coming to you in these areas of life, but if you are going overboard, there’s the chance you’ll pass these opportunities by. Keep your larger goals in mind as you go about your more pleasurable pursuits. If the Sun-Jupiter opposition today presents a conflict between attention to a friend or group activities and a romantic relationship, individual pursuit, or children, or if you are wondering whether to go something alone or with others, it’s best to consider ways to reach a compromise.

 

Leo

Leo
Leo

We have just recently passed the midpoint of Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio and your family and home sector, dear Leo. While this is an excellent transit for your personal life and it will continue to be so until November, if you’ve been spending too much time absorbed in your personal life, then you may see the need to tone things down so that you can reach out more often. You also want to shine in your professional life or to move out of your comfort zone and take a few risks this month, but it’s not always easy to go hard in both areas. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself and aim to cut back on excess. Plans may need adjustment if you have been overshooting. The Moon spends much of the day in your partnership sector, presenting another healthy challenge to seek out more balance in your life.

 

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

You have a bigger than usual appetite for taking on new interests or developing those you already have, dear Virgo, with Jupiter in the third house of your solar chart this year. There can be a lot on your plate right now, which can lead to a feeling that something is going to break. Try not to stress yourself out further, however. Draw some limits, both with others and with yourself. If long-term goals or plans are not moving or growing as well as you had hoped they would, then it’s time to adjust your expectations to better reflect the time and energy you actually have available to put into them. For some, this can be a time when opinions clash, especially since you have a bigger than usual ego investment in your ideas or work right now.

 

Libra

Libra
Libra

With the Sun in opposition to Jupiter today, dear Libra, it’s a sign to look for balance in areas of your life where you’ve been going too far or too hard. It can be a little too easy to overdo spending, eating, and even loving these days. You may be wrestling with demands on you from others and your own expectations of yourself. In your relationships, power dynamics or matters of ownership can figure strongly. If you’ve been going over the top either indulging your interests or giving to others, this is a time when you’re ready to restore balance. You may decide that focusing on your personal goals and values will do much more for your happiness than an excessive focus on outward signs of success or progress. Rein things in as much as possible, as simplifying now seems to be the best solution to problems. The Moon spends most of the day in your sector of heartfelt pursuits, keeping your spirits high for expressing your more playful side.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

Jupiter is in your sign this year (until November), and today, the Sun opposes Jupiter, dear Scorpio. This transit can bring you to a turning point. Recent excesses can become especially apparent now. There may be some resistance from others that pushes you to face the fact that you need to make a change. Enthusiasm can wane a little, but as it does, you may discover new ways of expressing yourself, and you could make important adjustments to plans. As much as you’d like to move in your own direction, look for the fuller picture which is best revealed to you through someone special. If you’ve been overdoing your cries for independence or freedom, then this is a time for reining things in a little. Something has to be toned down, and today you’re likely to see precisely what that is.

 

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

The Sun in your work and health sector these days suggests you take greater pride in your work, daily routines, and your health and wellness, dear Sagittarius. Jupiter in your privacy sector, though, encourages you to break out of the routine and enjoy more time to yourself taking part in undemanding activities. Excesses on both ends are likely, but now you reach a turning point and recognize that toning things down a notch is to your benefit. For some of you, this is about doing so much for others that you don’t have much energy or time for yourself, and now you’re ready to restore balance. You can benefit from drawing limits and establishing boundaries — with others and with yourself!

 

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

With Jupiter in your social sector this year, dear Capricorn, you want to feel connected with others. However, with the Sun in your creative sector this month, you also want to shine for your individuality and your talents. Today, you can feel torn between these states of mind, or you could feel that you’re doing too much to fill both needs and you’re overwhelmed. For some, there can be a conflict between attention to group or friend activities and individual or romantic affairs. Your desire to succeed, grow, and develop both on your own and as part of a group is powerful now, but you can only do so much. Something has to give, and you may very well see what that is today. After all, if you spread yourself out too thin, something (or everything) has to take a hit.

 

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

Jupiter has been encouraging you to reach a little further in your career or in the outside world than you usually do, dear Aquarius, but this month, the Sun is stimulating a desire or need to shine in your personal life, with family, and at home. As much as you’d like to go hard in both areas, you’re realizing that you won’t do either well if you exhaust yourself doing too much. For some of you, if you’ve been expecting too much from a project or venture, this is a time for a turning point and the need to make some adjustments as the Sun forms its yearly opposition to retrograde Jupiter. If you’ve been overshooting or expecting too much from yourself, you’re now ready to restore some balance. Putting pressure on yourself to reach great heights in a short amount of time will defeat the purpose, which is happiness! The Moon spends most of the day in your sign, and you are likely to get noticed.

Pisces

Pisces
Pisces

The Sun’s yearly opposition to Jupiter happens today, dear Pisces, and circumstances seem to bring your attention to areas of your life where you’ve been doing too much. Excesses, particularly related to mental pursuits and projects, can be especially evident or burdening now. In an effort to shine, you may have taken on too much, or possibly promised too much, and deadlines can loom. Overextension is possible, but it can be difficult to tone things down because of your strong desire to excel and succeed. The best way to deal with things is to aim to simplify rather than throw things away. Restoring balance and streamlining will benefit you all around. The Moon spends most of the day in the sign behind yours, also pointing to a need to take things easy.

 

 

Source

Astrology Cafe

The Witches Magickal Journal for Tuesday, May 8th

The Witches Magickal Journal for Tuesday, May 8th

I have always believed in magic. I used to run into the woods as a little kid looking for witches. But I’m not superstitious, because I m not afraid of it. I see it as something really beautiful, and I wouldn’t want to live in a world without magic.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Today is Tuesday, May 8th

 

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 Saille (Willow) (April 14 – May 12)

 

Runic Half Month of Lagu(flowing water) (April 19 – May 13)

 

Goddess of the Month of Maia (April 18 – May 15th)

 

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

 

The Wicca Book of Days for May 8

Soothing Sage

Sage not only has many mouth-watering culinary uses, but is valued by herbalists for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Astrogically associated with the zodiacal sign of the Bull, which prevails on May 8, sage is often used to soothe a sore throat, and it is thought that its efficacious action is at least partly due to “Taurus’ influence over the throat. So if your throat feels scratchy and raw and you are finding swallowing painful, brew a pot of sage tea (use 1 ounce of dry sage, or 2 ounce of fresh leaves, to 1 pint of boiling water) to gargle with or sip.

 

Miraculous Manuka?

If you are prone to sore throats invest in a pot of Manuka honey – check that it has a UMF (unique Manuka factor) rating – and you may find that it’s worth its weight in gold. For many people swear that swallowing a teaspooon or two of this New Zealand honey (neat) works wonders.

The Goddess Book of Days for Tuesday, May 8th

Furry Day in England, Morris dancing for Maid Marian, probably derived from Flora and the Floralia. In Denmark, Stork day. The eighth day of the Moon/month is dedicated to Selene, Aida Wedo or Luna, the Moon. (Io, Hathor, Semele, Erzulie, Yemaya, Diana, Artemis, Anahit, Mwezi, The Old Woman Who Never Dies, Mana, Oshun, Hina, Luonnotar, Demeter, Macha Alla, Mary, Eve, Kore, Yemaya.)

The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

Goddesses Associated With Tuesday

Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

Source

The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

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).

 

A Little Conjuring for Your Tuesday

Tuesday – is associated with Mars

 

Candle colors – Red or Orange

 

Magickal Work for Tuesday – Taking Action, Crossing, Uncrossing work, Aggression, Cut & Clear work, Law Stay Away, All Battles

 

Source

Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies
Starr Casas

 

The Magick of Tuesday

Magickal Intent:
Courage
Binding
Protection
Achievement
Power
Initiation
Protection
Passion

Planet: Mars

Colors: Red, Orange

Crystal: Garnet, Ruby

Incense: Myrrh, Ginger, Cardamom

Plant: Cardamom

Magickal 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.

Reference:

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article originally published on ThoughtCo.

 

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.

 

The Witches Guide To Tuesdays

 

A god, goddess, or planet governs each day of the week. It is usually easy to spot the ruler of the day by its name. The word Tuesday, however, is not so easy, but if we look at the word in Spanish, Martes, we clearly see its connections to Mars.

Because Tuesday revolves around the energy of Mars, Tuesdays are good for business, mechanical things, buying and selling animals, hunting, beginning studies, gardening, sexual activities, and confrontation. This is a day for sex magick, energy, stamina, and health. As in the old saying, Tuesdays child is full of grace, is also good for success magick and defense against enemies.

Angels of Tuesday are Camael, Samael, Satael, Amabiel, Friagne, and Hyniel. When invoked, Camael takes the form of a leopard. In Druid mythology he is a god of war, which is why we see him associated with Mars. Camael is said to be a member of the “Magnificent Seven” in some circles. Camael is another “terminator” angel.

Samael walks both worlds as a magician and sorcerer. some see him as the angel of death, others as “the bright and poisonous one.” Many consider him more of a demon, and accuse him of being Satan. However, there is reference to the satans (plural) as enforcers of the law, a sort of angelic police, if you will. Supposedly, when Samael is around, dogs howl in the night. On one hand, he is the ruler of the fifth heaven and in charge of two million angels; on the other, he is the one who changed into a serpent and convinced Eve to partake of the forbidden fruit of knowledge.

Satael is an angel of air invoked in magic rites and is the presiding spirit of the planet Mars. Amabiel is another spirit of the planet Mars; however he spends his energy on issues of human sexuality. Friagne, also an angel of this day, is invoked from the east. He is a member of the fifth heaven. Hyniel also belongs to this day and is subject to the east wind.

On Tuesdays the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Mars, and that makes these times of the day doubly blessed. These four hours are the strongest ones to do ritual in. Check your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine your local sunrise.

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Gypsy Magic

 

A Little Witchery for Your Tuesday

 

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.

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

 

The Witches Almanac for Tuesday, May 8th

White Lotus Day (Theosophical)

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Fourth Quarter

Moon Sign: Aquarius

Moon enters Pisces 11: 11 pm

Incense: Basil

Color: Gray

 

Moon in Pisces

 

Lunar Pisceans are known to be dreamy and not always in touch with reality. However, though these people may not always show real-world savvy in day-to-day, practical affairs, they make up for this with remarkable intuition. They can put themselves in anybody’s shoes with extreme ease. On the plus side, this endows them with remarkable compassion and love. The down side with this apparent ability to break down boundaries is that these people can easily lose themselves in the suffering of others.

Their sense of humor is delightfully silly and a bit odd. These are perceptive souls who seem to be in touch with all the nuances and subtleties of human nature. Often this comes through in a strong sense of humor that is more of the receptive kind than the type of sense of humor that would make people the “life of the party”. It’s generally pretty easy to get them giggling.

Moon in Pisces people may get tagged as “spaced out”, but there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. They feel things out, and rely on their intuition. It just doesn’t feel right for them to do otherwise. Their dreaminess can mean plenty of moments of absent-mindedness. These times of oblivion can land them in all sorts of predicaments with others who can too easily misunderstand these complex souls. Without plenty of space and time to daydream, Pisces Moons easily get overloaded with life. Give them room to be alone with themselves, and they’re generally able to take on the world—even if their style when they do so is not always conventional or understandable.

Generally considered soft-hearted and sweet, Lunar Pisceans care about others and are easily touched by human suffering. This tendency gains them the reputation as suckers for sob stories. Although this may sometimes be true, many Lunar Pisceans learn, in their lifetimes, how to discern between sincerity and manipulation. Still, they definitely do have plenty of soft corners.

There’s a delightful accepting side to Moon in Pisces that is sometimes mistaken for weakness. Pisces is the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac, and thus carries with it a little of each sign of the zodiac. As a result, they see themselves reflected in the behavior of others, giving them seemingly boundless compassion. Since the Moon represents our instinctive nature, Moon in Pisces seems to know how things feel without actual experience. For example, they may have never had sex, but seem to know all about it — even, or especially, the subtleties of it. The ones that aren’t too shy make awesome actors and actresses. This ability to empathize even in the absence of experience gives them an open mind and heart. Most long to express this through writing, music (both listening and making), poetry, and art —in fact, the happiest people with this position do just that.

Though some are doormats, most Pisces Moon people instinctively know when they’re due for a much-needed recharge. It’s at these times that they retreat from the world (and its harsh realities) if only to gather strength to face everything and everyone again. Solitude is important to them, but they also need people, so their retreats will usually be short-lived. Pisces Moon individuals believe; and, let’s face it, the world needs Piscean leaps of faith.

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Cafe Astrology

The Witches Correspondences for Tuesday, May 8

 

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

Stones:
Bloodstone
Garnet
Carnelian
Pink Tourmaline

Herbs and Plants:
Red Rose
Cock’ comb
Mugwort
Mullien
Nettle
Thistle
Wormwood

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

 

Mars Herbal Mix for Tuesday

 

This is a great recipe to use on Tuesday because of its’ association with Mars. To be used for rituals that involve strength, bravery, the courage of your convictions, or winning some type of battle. Carrying a sachet of the mixture give timid the power to stand up for theirselves.

Dragon’s Blood

Ginger

Nutmeg

Black pepper

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Cottage Witchery, Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
By Ellen Dugan

 

Your Daily Magickal Applications for Tuesday

 

Tuesday is the day associated with the planet Mars. In mythology, Mars was the Roman god of war. If you’re wondering how this day came to be named, it’s because to the Norse, Anglo-Saxon, and Germanic people, this day was Tiw’s day (Tuesday). Tuesday actually got its name from the Norse deity Tyr, Tiw, or Tiu, who was also a god of battles and courage. This deity was very similar to the Roman Mars, and the names of the days of the week became switched and substituted as the Germanic peoples replaced the older deities with their own gods. So the name was changed from the Latin Dies Martis (“Mars’ day”) to the old English Tiwesdaeg.

The Norse god Tiw, or Tyr, was known for his sense of justice, discipline, and integrity. This day’s planetary influence brings with it the aggression, bravery, and honor of soldiers, as well as the passion and strength of those of us who must fight for what we believe in.

 

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

 

Tuesday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell for the Day

 

Now that you are starting to get into the passionate, courageous, and daring qualities of Tuesday, here are a few more spells for you to experiment with. Don’t be afraid to adapt these spells to suit your needs. Add some tarot cards, herbs, scents, crystals, or essential oils to these Tuesday spells, and crank up the volume on your own witchery! As long as your intentions are honorable, I am sure they will work out beautifully.

 

Victory Through Strength Tarot Spell

This tarot spell may be set up simply or more elaborately; it is up to you. Don’t be afraid to make your magick personal and unique.

Either use the featured cards (Six of Wands, Five of Wands, and Strength) as your only props around a red candle or add the associated crystals for a Tuesday (ruby, bloodstone, stone, and garnet). Try draping the workspace with a red cloth or scarf. Consider working ing this spell at sunrise or at noon, when the sun is directly overhead and bright. I suggest gest setting the candle and its holder in the center of your workspace, then arranging the cards and other accessories around it.

Another good idea would be to scatter those flat-bottomed, red glass marbles on the work surface. (You know, those pretty glass gems that are so popular for wedding-reception reception table decorations?) You can pick up a bag of those at most arts and crafts stores for a few bucks. Find some iridescent ones; wouldn’t they look sharp? Use your imagination! How about holly leaves or red flower petals? Are you getting inspired yet? Good. Now psych yourself up and repeat the spell below three times:

The lady holds the lion within her arms
My strength comes from my soul and causes no harm
I hold the power to succeed time and time again
Honor and victory are mine, let the spell begin.

Meditate on the symbolism of the cards for a short time. Close the spell by saying:

For the good of all, causing harm to none
By fire and passion, this spell is done!

Let the candle burn until it goes out on its own. If you used stones in the spell, you may keep them with you for a few days in your purse or pocket to help reinforce the spell.

 

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

 

Let’s Talk Witch – Ethics

“An it harm none, do what ye will” is considered the main tenant of Wicca. It is similar to the Golden Rule, in that it mandates that you can do whatever you want, but only if you do not harm anything, anyone or yourself in the process. This belief constantly reminds us that there are many consequences to our actions and we must consider all possible outcomes before acting. The Wiccan Rede thereby binds Wiccans to do the right thing, for if we don’t, then the Law of Three applies: “Whatever you do will return to you threefold”.

The Belief in Light & Dark

Most Wiccans acknowledge that there is “light” and “dark” to the universe. This polarity (light vs. dark) is part of the natural order of things and is not necessarily “evil” or “bad”. What is considered to be “light” are those events or processes which are beneficial, such as the birth of a healthy baby. Whereas, things that are “dark” are events that might be harmful. As an example, death is “dark” but it is part of the natural process of life and is not feared by Wiccans, but natural and accepted.

Evil

Evil is different from “dark” when it is used to describe human actions. When a person commits a certain action for personal gain, or to serve a personal end, it is considered “evil”. If a volcano erupts and destroys a village, this process would be thought of as “dark” but there was no evil or malicious intent on the part of the volcano. However, when an individual commits murder, for instance, this individual set out to harm another person, therefore, their action can be described as “evil”. It is not only the act, but the malicious intent that differentiates “evil” from “dark”

Balance

Wiccan believe in a joyful balance of all human functions. This outlook is perfectly expressed in the Charge of the Goddess, which is an integral part of most of the rituals of all Wiccans, “Let My worship be within the heart that rejoices; for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals, and therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.”

The Wiccan is always conscious that compassion must be partnered with power, humility with honor, and reverence with mirth. Love of life in all its forms, is the basic ethic of the Nature Religions. We are bound to honor and respect all living things and to serve the Life Force.

We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon, and the seasonal Quarters, and Cross Quarters.

We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with Nature, in ecological balance offering fulfillment of life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.

We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary, it is sometimes called “supernatural,” but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.

We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity – as masculine and feminine – and that this same Creative Power lies in all people, and functions through the interaction of the masculine and the feminine. We value neither above the other, knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sex as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practice and religious worship.

We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological, worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconsciousness, Inner Planes, etc. – and we see in the inter-action of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena, and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.

We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.

We see religion, magick and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it – a world view and philosophy of life which we identify as Witchcraft – The Wiccan Way.

Calling oneself “witch” does not make a witch – but neither does heredity itself, nor the collecting of titles, degrees and initiations. A witch seeks to control the forces within her/himself that makes life possible in order to live wisely and well without harm to others and in harmony with nature.

We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.

We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.

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Wicca Chat

 

Correspondences Every Witch Needs to Know -Colors Correspondences

 

Black – Is used to invoke the power of Saturn. Contrary to popular belief, black does not indicate evil. Far from it, black is the absence of colour. It is protective and symbolises the night, the universe and the lack of falsehood. Black is symbolic of the blackness of outer space and considered the ultimate source of divine energy.

Black is used for dealing with such matters as: Binding, Patience, Stability, Neutralization, Material Gain, Protection, Karma, Death, Manifestation, Structure’s, Reality, Laws of society, Limits, Obstacles, Tests, Handwork, Real Estate, Dentists, Bones, Teeth, Farm Workers, Sacrifice, Separation, Stalkers, Murderers, Criminals, Civil Servants, Justice, Math’s, Plumbing, Wills, Debts, Financing, Discoveries, Transformation and Relations with Older People.

Blue – Is used to induce the power of Jupiter. Blue is a Goddess colour and the colour most associated with the elements of water.

Blue is used for dealing with such matter as: Wealth, Joy, Opportunity, Abundance, Elevation, Tranquillising, Aligning, Business, Logic, Gambling, Social matters, Political power, Material wealth, Publishing, Collage education, Long distance travel, Foreign interests, Religion, Philosophy, Forecasting, Broadcasting, Publicity, Expansion, Luck, Growth, Sport, Horses, Legal matters, Doctors, Guardians, Merchants, Psychologists, Charity, Correspondence courses, Self-improvement, Research, Reading and Studying. Also used to attune to the Goddess in her Oceanic aspect.

Brown – Is the element of Earth and is symbolic of endurance and animal health. Brown it a good colour for Grounding, Solidifying and Strengthening. It is also used for matters dealing with Material Increases, Eliminating Indecisiveness, Improving Concentration, Study, Telepathy, Increasing Financial Success, Locating Lost Property and anything to do with Animal matters.

Green – Induces the power of Venus and is symbolic of the Earth’s elements. It is used to influence such matters as: Herbal Magick, Luck, Fertility, Physical Healing, Balance, Prosperity, Courage, Change, Material Things, Peace, Harmony, Relationships and Success. Also used for Romantic Love, Friendship, Beauty, Soul-mates, Artistic Ability, Affection, Partners, Alliances, Grace, Luxury, Social Activity, Marriage, Decorating, Cosmetics, Gifts, Income, Gardening, Architects, Artists, Beauticians, Chiropractors, Dancers, Designers, Engineers, Entertainers, Fashion, Music, Painting, Poetry, Courtship, Dating, Household Improvements, Planning Parties and Shopping.

Gold – Induces the power of the Sun and is used to attune with the God. It brings Self-realization and Inner-strength. Gold is used for such matters as: Health, Success, Careers, Goals, Ambition, Personnel Finances, Advancement, Drama, Fun, Authority, Figures, Law, Fairs, Crops, Totem Animals, Volunteer and Civic Services, Promotion, Men’s Mysteries, Children, Buying, Selling and Speculation. Also used for Physical Strength, Achievement, Healing Energy and Divination.

Pink – Induces the power of Venus but can be used to influence Mars. Pink represents: Love, Friendship and Harmony. Pink is also used for such matters as: Passion, Partnerships, Swift Movement, Action, Energy, Sex, Physical Energy, Sport, Muscular Activity, Cutting, Surgery, Buying and Selling Animals, Gardening, Woodworking and New Beginnings. Also Honour, Morality and the Emotions.

Purple – Induces the power of Mercury and influences Occult Forces, Hidden Aspects and Secret Dealings. Purple is used by those who work with pure divine power (Magicians, Priests and Priestesses) and those who wish to deepen their spiritual awareness of the God and Goddess. It is also used for such matters as: Wisdom, Healing, Communication, Intelligence, Memory, Education, Correspondences, Phone Calls, Computers, Messages, Students, Merchants, Editing, Writing, Advertising, Signing Contracts, Siblings, Neighbours, Kin, Accounting, Clerks, Critics, Music, Editors, Journalists, Visual Arts, Hiring Employee’s, Learning, Languages, Visiting Friends, Legal Appointments and Astrology. Also used for Spiritual Development, Intuition, Ambition, Progress, Occult Wisdom, Psychic Ability and the Third Eye (Divination).

Red – Induces the power of Mars and can be used to influence Saturn. It is used when attuning with the God in his fiery aspect. Red is the colour of Vitality, Power, Strength and Courage and is Invigorating, Motivating and Passionate. It is used to influence such matters as: Passion, Partnerships, Courage, Action, Physical Energy, Aggression, Sex, Physical Energy, Sport, Guns, Tools, Metals, Police, Soldiers, Combat, Confrontation, Business Deals, Buying and Selling, Mechanical Things, Repairs and Hunting.

Silver – Induces the power of the Moon and can be used with Mercury influences. It is used to attune to the Goddess while bringing the ability to respond to life’s energies. Also used for such matters as: Wisdom, Healing, Communication, Intelligence, Memory, Education, Correspondences, Phone Calls, Computers, Messages, Students, Merchants, Editing, Writing, Advertising, Signing Contracts, Siblings, Neighbours, Kin, Accounting, Clerks, Critics, Music, Editors, Journalists, Visual Arts, Hiring Employee’s, Learning, Languages, Visiting Friends, Legal Appointments and Astrology. Also used for Spiritual Development, Intuition, Ambition, Progress, Occult Wisdom, Psychic Ability and the Third Eye (Divination).

When attuned to the Goddess, silver is used for such matters as: Lunar Magick, Meditation, Psychic Development, Success, Balance, Warding off Negativity, Intuition, Dreams, and Astral Energy.

Yellow – Induces the power of the Sun and can be used to attune with the God. Also used to influence such matters as: Health, Success, Careers, Goals, Ambition, Personnel Finances, Advancement, Drama, Fun, Authority, Figures, Law, Fairs, Crops, Totem Animals, Volunteer and Civic Services, Promotion, Men’s Mysteries, Children, Buying, Selling and Speculation. Also used for Physical Strength, Achievement and Healing Energy.

Yellow is also representative of the Elements of Air, and as such is used for such matters as: Divination, Clairvoyance, Mental Alertness, Intellectual Growth, Prosperity, Harmony, Energizing and Creativity.

White – Induces the power of the Moon and is used to attune with the Goddess. Can also be used with Venus and Saturn. Pure dazzling white light can be called upon to bring about: Realisation, Intention, Insight and power itself. It is also used to influence: Psychic Pursuits, Psychology, Dreams, Astral Travel, Imagination, Women’s Mysteries, Re-incarnation, Short Trip’s, Spirituality, Full moon magic, Purity, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Warding off Doubts and Fears.

Orange – Induces the power of Mercury and is sometimes used for solar energy. Representative of the God, it can be used and combined with other candles to simulate their actions. Also used to influence such matters as: Health, Strength, Luck, Vitality, Business Goals, Justice, Success, Ambition, Personal Finances, Buying, Selling, Speculating and Authority Figures.

Violet – Induces the power of Jupiter. Can be use to influence such matters as: Intuition, Self-improvement, Wealth, Joy, Opportunity, Abundance, Elevation, Business, Logic, Gambling, Social matters, Political power, Material wealth, Publishing, Collage education, Foreign interests, Religion, Philosophy, Forecasting, Broadcasting, Publicity, Expansion, Luck, Growth, Sport, Horses, Legal matters, Doctors, Guardians, Merchants, Psychologists, Charity, Correspondence courses, Research, Reading and Studying.

Indigo – Induces the power of Saturn. Indigo is the colour of inertia and is used to stop situations or people. Use in rituals that require a deep meditational state. It can also be used to influence such matters as: Binding, Patience, Stability, Neutralization, Material Gain, Protection, Karma, Death, Manifestation, Structure’s, Reality, Laws of society, Limits, Obstacles, Tests, Handwork, Real Estate, Sacrifice, Separation, Stalkers, Murderers, Criminals, Civil Servants, Justice, Math’s, Wills, Debts, Financing, Discoveries, Transformation, Relations with Older People and for Warding off slander.

Lavender – Induces the power of Mercury to influence Occult Forces, Spiritual Development, Psychic Growth and Divination. Also used for such matters as: Wisdom, Healing, Communication, Intelligence, Memory, Education, Correspondences, Phone Calls, Computers, Messages, Students, Merchants, Editing, Writing, Advertising, Signing Contracts, Intuition, Ambition, Progress and Occult Wisdom.

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Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Day A Year – Thargelia

May 7th

Thargelia

Held on the sacred island of Delos in ancient Greece, the Thargelia honored Apollo and Artemis. This was a festival of prophecy, music, medicine, and poetry. There were processions, offerings of first fruits, and elaborate musical contests. A youth, with both living parents, was chosen to carry an olive branch, entwined with white and purple wool and hung with figs, acorns, and a vessel of wine to the sanctuary of Apollo. This elaborate offering stayed in the shrine until the next Thargelia, at which time it was replaced by a new branch, adorned with fresh fruits and wine.

The Witches Astronomy Journal for Tuesday, May 8th

The Witches Astronomy Journal for Tuesday, May 8th

Love Is The Law

 

Do what thou wilt is the Whole of the Law
The time of The Will
Bursts forth Now, in the Spring
Implacable bud!

 

Let your Love burst forth and blossom freely
Thunder of roses
Unfettered by harsh will
Love willed to be Free

 

To soar with on Her Wings into New Heavens
Over pure New Earths
Love is Will purified
Love is Her own Law!

 

Sun is born again in primitive Light
With Arian Force
In the Spring House of Mars
New Life Exploding

 

From cold Winter’s Icy dark Womb
Gives force to our Wills
Time of re-SOL-ution
We are born again

 

Juices of Spring wash us from Winter Womb
As Spring buds push out
We drop from Her belly
Like damp, new born colts

 

This is the time to re-SOL-ve our new lives
With Nature’s Forces
Supporting and healing
As Old Winter dies

—Author Unknown
Originally Published on Pagan Library

 

Calendar of the Sun for Tuesday, May 8th

8 Thrimilchimonath

Fulla’s Blot

Colors: White and blue
Element: Air
Altar: Upon cloth of white and blue set twelve white candles, one sky-blue candle, a great jug of mead, and a sheaf of grain. Throughout the next eleven days, the altar stays the same, and one more candle is lit. On this day, light the blue candle and one white candle.
Offering: Inventory the food supplies. Do things correctly.
Daily Meal: Soup or stew. Bread with cheese, meat, or jam.

Invocation to Frigga’s Handmaidens

Call: Twelve maidens hold the halls of Asgard!
Response: Twelve virgins hold the pillars of heaven!
Call: Twelve mysteries hold the luck of Asgard!
Response: Twelve virtues hold the Law of heaven!
Call: Twelve words of power resound through Asgard!
Response: Twelve stars light up the dome of heaven!
Call: We call upon the power of Virtue!
Response: We call upon the mysteries of heaven!

Invocation to Fulla

Hail, Asgard’s princess,
Younger sister of the Queen!
Hail, maiden of plenty
Who fills the pots and larders,
Who gives us abundance in all things
That we may in turn give hospitality.
Hail, maiden of the fields
Who makes the grain rise fine and proud!
For abundance is more than mere riches,
It is the careful accounting of fairness
So that everyone gets enough for survival
Enough for happiness
And enough to pass on to others.

Chant:
Cloth of honor from the thread of truth
Weave your heart into all you offer

(A libation of mead is poured out for Fulla, and the jug replaced for the next day’s ritual. Invite outsiders in for dinner on this day, in honor of the virtue of hospitality.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Moon for Tuesday, May 8th

8 Huath/Thargelion

Thargelia Day II: Festival of the First Fruits

Color: Green
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a green cloth lay five stones of different colors, an urn of white wine, and a basket of the first produce of the year.
Offerings: The first fruits from the garden, some of which should be shared with outsiders.
Daily Meal: Vegan. Barley. Figs. Dates.

Demeter’s Thargelia Invocation

The road to which our feet are set
Is in a harvest way,
For to the fair-robed Demeter
Our comrades bring today
The first fruits of their harvesting
She on the threshing place
Great store of barley grain outpoured
For guardian of Her Grace.
O great earth-bound Demeter
Whose daughter is the spring,
Whose hands bring forth the golden grain,
These gifts to you we bring:
Our hands, our hearts, our bellies
Once empty and now filled,
The greening of the garden,
The flour of the mill,
We thank you for our sustenance
The bounty of field and hill,
Your touch upon the barren land
Will make it more fertile still.

Chant:
Demeter Demeter Mother of the Grain
Fruit of the Harvest come with the rain

(The produce is brought forward to the altar and laid in baskets, one at a time, kneeling. Afterwards it is shared with others brought in from outside, for generosity begets abundance. The wine is poured out as a libation for Demeter.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Your Daily Earth & Moon Data for Tuesday, May 8th

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 79.88° E
Sun Altitude: 15.41°
Sun Distance: 93.820 million mi
Next Solstice: Jun 21, 2018 5:07 am (Summer)
Sunrise Today: 5:52 am↑ 68° East
Sunset Today: 7:49 pm↑ 293° Northwest
Length of Daylight: 13 hours, 57 minutes

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 176.28° S
Moon Altitude: 37.06°
Moon Distance: 248938 mi
Next New Moon: May 15, 20186:47 am
Next Full Moon: May 29, 20189:19 am
Next Moonset: Today12:55 pm
Current Moon PHase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 46.1%

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timeanddate.com

Astrology of Today – Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Moon is in Aquarius until 11:10 PM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
The Moon is void briefly, from 10:28 PM to 11:10 PM.
The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
The Last Quarter Moon occurred yesterday and the New Moon will occur on May 15th.

Daily Overview of the Planets and Stars for Tuesday, May 8th

The Moon spends most of the day in the sign of Aquarius and moves into the sign of Pisces at 11:11 PM EDT.

While the Aquarius Moon is detached, objective, and reasonable, the Sun’s opposition to Jupiter today is immoderate and inclines us to go over the top. Recent excesses can come to light, demanding a change or shuffling of priorities. Conflicting urges regarding what we think we should do and what we want to do can be an issue now. There are two areas of life where we have a particular need to shine, grow, and improve, represented by the Sun in Taurus and Jupiter in Scorpio, but these may seem to be in direct conflict with one another, at least for now. Culminations or unexpected changes in a project or ambition might occur, and this can be a time for reaping the rewards. The urge to grow and expand is strong. If we’ve been overreaching, however, it may be time to adjust our expectations.

The Moon is void from 10:29 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to Uranus), until the Moon enters Pisces at 11:11 PM EDT.

The sky this week for May 8 to May 13

A dwarf planet, a brilliant beehive, and our solar system’s largest planet all star in the sky this week.
By Richard Talcott

Tuesday, May 8

Brilliant Jupiter reaches opposition and peak visibility tonight. It rises in the eastern sky at sunset and climbs highest in the south around 1 a.m. local daylight time. Shining at magnitude –2.5, the giant planet is the night’s brightest celestial object with the exception of the waning crescent Moon (which doesn’t rise until 3 a.m.) and Venus (which sets by 10:30 p.m.). Jupiter resides among the background stars of Libra, some 3° due east of 3rd-magnitude Zubenelgenubi (Alpha [α] Librae). When viewed through a telescope, the gas giant’s disk spans 45″ and shows incredible detail in its cloud tops. You’ll also see the planet’s four bright moons. Io, Europa, and Callisto line up in that order east of Jupiter while Ganymede is the lone moon west of the planet.

Wednesday, May 9

You can use the Big Dipper as a guide to two of the spring sky’s brightest stars. If you follow the curve of the Dipper’s handle toward the eastern horizon, you’ll easily spot Arcturus. This magnitude 0.0 star, which belongs to Boötes the Herdsman, lies some 30° from the end of the Big Dipper’s handle. It is the fourth-brightest star in the whole sky and the second-brightest visible from mid-northern latitudes. And if you continue the curve another 30° past Arcturus, you’ll arrive at magnitude 1.0 Spica, the luminary of Virgo the Maiden. An easy way to remember the two is with the phrase: “Follow the arc to Arcturus, then drive a spike to Spica.”

Thursday, May 10

Dwarf planet 1 Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It currently shines at magnitude 8.5 and is an easy object to spot through binoculars or a telescope. Ceres resides in northeastern Cancer the Crab, which appears high in the west after twilight fades to darkness. This evening, Ceres lies 2.4° west-northwest of 4th-magnitude Kappa (κ) Leonis.

Friday, May 11

One of the spring sky’s finest deep-sky objects, the Beehive star cluster (M44) in the constellation Cancer the Crab, lies high in the west once evening twilight fades away. The 3rd-magnitude cluster lies approximately 40 percent of the way from 1st-magnitude Pollux in Gemini to the similarly bright star Regulus in Leo. With naked eyes under a dark sky, you should be able to spot the Beehive as a faint cloud. But this star group explodes into dozens of stars through binoculars or a small telescope at low power.

Saturday, May 12

Although Comet PANSTARRS (C/2016 R2) glows faintly at 11th magnitude, this is a good evening to try to spot it against the backdrop of Auriga through an 8-inch or larger telescope. The comet resides exactly halfway between magnitude 0.1 Capella and magnitude 1.9 Beta (β) Aurigae. The comet should appear as a small fuzzball without much structure. Use fairly high power to get the best view.

Sunday, May 13

Brilliant Venus appears low in the west-northwest after sunset all week. Look for the blazing point of light starting a half-hour after sundown, when it stands 20° above the horizon. The planet shines at magnitude –3.9 and is by far the brightest object in the evening sky. As the sky darkens and the stars come out, you’ll see that Earth’s neighbor lies midway between Beta (β) and Zeta (ζ) Tauri, the horns of Taurus the Bull. If you point a telescope at Venus, the planet’s 12″-diameter disk appears 85 percent lit.

Source

The Astronomy Magazine

In the Sky This Month

Of the five planets easily visible to the unaided eye, only Mercury is missing from view this month. The other four are in good view, with one of them, Jupiter, putting in its best showing of the year. Venus climbs higher as the Evening Star, while Mars and Saturn remain in the early morning sky. Among the stars, Regulus and Spica climb to their full spring glory.

May 8: Evening Lights
As twilight fades this evening, two lights will pop into view long before the others. In the west, look for Venus, the “evening star.” At about the same height in the southeast, look for slightly fainter Jupiter, at its brightest for the year.

May 9: Coma Berenices
Coma Berenices is in the eastern sky at nightfall. Its stars are faint. But under a dark sky, they offer one of the prettiest sights in the heavens: streamers of stars that represent the hair of Berenice, a queen of ancient Egypt.

May 10: Coma Star Cluster
The star cluster Melotte 111, in Coma Berenices, is a good target for binoculars or a small telescope. The constellation is high in the east at nightfall, and good binoculars reveal a small swarm of stars.

May 11: Coma Galaxies
The constellation Coma Berenices is high in the east at nightfall. Both a cluster and a supercluster of galaxies are centered in the constellation. Telescopes reveal a smorgasbord of galaxies of varying type, size, and brightness.

May 12: Denebolas bright stars to set is Denebola, “the lion’s tail.”

May 13: Black-Eye Galaxy

Leo, the lion, dives head-first toward the western horizon during May and June evenings. Tonight it stands high in the south as darkness falls. The last of it

A beautiful spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices has a black eye. M64, the Black Eye galaxy, has a prominent dark band below its nucleus. The band is a lane of dust, which is the likely residue from a smaller galaxy that M64 gobbled up.

May 14: Hercules
One of the most famous characters in the night sky takes a prominent position at this time of year: Hercules, the strongman. His relatively faint constellation is in view by the time it gets dark, and soars high overhead during the night.

Source

StarDate

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Tuesday, May 8th

 

Today is no walk in the park.

Vesta halts in the heavens at 5 degrees of Capricorn (12:50am) and begins retrograde motion that lasts until August 1. While you look over the following list of main themes associated with this asteroid, keep in mind that challenges related to key partnerships may also be on center stage right now due to Juno squaring Vesta (7:49am).

Here are strong and important Vesta themes – safety and security, home and hearth, insurance coverage and rates, investment planning, sisterhood and fellowship gatherings, stoves and chimneys, first-aid, clandestine, occult or secret organizations (FBI, CIA, NSA), the Eternal Flame of ancient temples and memorials.

Helping to neutralize any tumult on the love horizon is an inspirational, 72-degree connection between Venus and Juno (9:20am). On the other hand, large-scale matters might be difficult to deal with since the two biggest celestial bodies in our solar system, the sun in Taurus and Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio, form their annual polarity (5:40pm).

Taking anyone for granted is a no-no. Being humble rather than brash wins rave reviews especially since Mercury contra-parallel to Neptune (5:58pm) contains a component that can lead to confusion and faulty reasoning. The moon in Aquarius making a constructive, 60-degree tie to Uranus in Aries (7:30pm) may temporarily boost your I.Q., but it also starts a 42-minute void-of-course lunar cycle that leads to the arrival of Pisces moon (8:12pm). Show off some fancy moves on the dance floor tonight.

[Note to readers: All times are now calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

 

Copyright 2018 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd.
Astrology.com

The Witches Current Moon Phase for May 8th

Last Quarter
Illumination: 46%

The Moon today is in a Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the earth is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side dark. For thoughts of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

PHASE DETAILS FOR – TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018
Phase: Last Quarter
Illumination: 46%
Moon Age: 22.52 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 401,958.21 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,013,905.78 km

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MoonGiant

Moon in Aquarius

 

The Moon is traveling through Aquarius today. Go against the grain. Fight for a cause. Stand up for the underdog.

Attraction to all that is new and unusual, and an instinctive need for improvement, characterize the Moon in Aquarius. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional, and interactions are more impersonal than personal, under this influence. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. We are open to new methods of doing things and we have our eye on the future. It can be hard to stick to schedules now, as personal freedom is most important to us.

The Moon in Aquarius generally favors the following activities: Unusual or radical undertakings, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group.