Till tomorrow, my sweets…..

We hate to leave good company but I have to go make a doctor rich. Gee, stop to think about it, all the doctors I have been to see recently, I bet they are all driving new Mercedes. Oh well, I don’t guess I should complain they are keeping me alive after all.

Have a super Monday and we will see you tomorrow. Till then….

Love ya,

Lady A

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The Witches Daily Divination Digest for Monday, July 2nd

The Witches Daily Divination Digest for Monday, July 2nd

Daily Tarot Card for the Day

The Lovers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keywords: choice, decision, love, communication, inspiration (ideas from above)!

Astrological Correspondence: Gemini

The Lovers card is representative not only of crucial life choices, but also of lovers, couples, and other partnerships, like business partners, siblings, and friends. The angel between a woman and a man, depicted on this card, symbolizes the struggle of deciding to follow one’s heart versus one’s temptation or obligation. The Lovers card symbolizes the choices that must be made to progress toward higher self-awareness; choices also reflect emotional values, indecisiveness, hesitation, and our fears about making wrong choices. This applies not only to love relationships – it is applicable to any relationship in which people are drawn together, even a casual one. It’s the card of uncertainty!

Daily Love Tarot for the Day

The Emperor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Emperor card has selected you to let you know that you sow seeds of better things and more fulfilling times ahead. Give yourself permission to reach out for more, especially if you are dissatisfied. You create a solid foundation, built on a sense of higher purpose. If your current relationship suffers from stress, today let tender actions reveal what you may be unable to put into words. Rebuild, from the ground up.

 

Your Daily Erotic Tarot

The Judgement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Your Weekly Influences for July 2nd

 

Tarot Influence

Time

You are using your time well. Your knowledge and wisdom are increasing. You may live to see a very ripe old age, or possibly you are developing a relationship or passion that will be long lasting. While this card does represent the solitary pursuit of wisdom, it does not mean your life will be a lonely one.

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Scorpio

With Scorpio come victory through a forceful inner drive. Scorpio also denotes a high level of sensuality.

 

 

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 Ancient Symbol Card for July 2nd

Solitude



Solitude is represented by a single person standing at the end of a boardwalk staring out at a vast, empty panorama. They are truly alone, but may not feel loneliness. They are at a place in their life where the need to withdraw from the our secular world is strong, because their focus should be on their inner self, their morality, and their dreams. The view before them is empty, but it is a canvas on which they may paint their future–a future restricted only by the size of their imagination and courage. For them Solitude is a choice. They chose to take the walkway that distances them from the rest of us. It is also a choice that can be undone. Just as they chose to take a path that leads them away from us, they may choose to turn around and come back at anytime.

As a daily card, Solitude suggest a period in which you need to distance yourself from those around you and explore your inner-self, what is driving your day to day life and decide if you are really on the life path that is best for you. This is a time to revitalize your spirit, and draw your dreams for the future.

Your Daily Rune for Today

Hagalaz

“Hag-all-az” – Literally: “Hail” or “Hailstone” – Esoteric: Crisis or Radical Change

Key Concepts: hailstones, crisis and catastrophe, disruption, radical change, destructive elements of nature, severe weather, the uncontrollable, unavoidable unpleasantness, Jungian shadow, psychoanalysis, regression, acceptance of the unalterable

Psi: disruption, change, personal past

Energy:
power beyond human ability to harness, perfect pattern, seed formation, objective confrontation, destructive natural forces, chaos

Mundane: bad weather, obstacles, surprises, shelter

Divinations: Change according to ideals, changes for the long-term good, controlled crisis, corrections, completion, inner harmony; or catastrophe, crisis, stagnation, loss of power, loss of property, short-term disappointment, victim-consciousness, obsession with the past, blame.

Governs:
Completeness and balance of power, integration of unconscious shadow elements
The inevitability of Fate, Wyrd, Orlog
Evolutionary progress and operations of becoming
The outworking of a perfect pattern
Protection through banishing or exorcising disharmonious patterns, protection
Awareness of the unconscious ideas for eventual processing
Causing discomfort in others by awakening their own subconscious ‘garbage’

 

Your Animal Spirit for July 2nd


Advice from a Hawk

 

Feather Lore

 

The Words of Confucius

 

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

A Little Humor for Your Day

 

 

 

Remember for all your magickal needs in 2018, think Magickal Necessities

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If You Were Born Today, July 2

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If You Were Born Today, July 2

You have great strength of character and have a gift for seeing the value of things. Although you do have a unique perspective on most matters, you can be very stubborn about seeing only that side to a story. You are a natural leader and often seek to have your way, but you are also quite poised and regal in manner. Learning to compromise is important to your success on a personal level. You are passionate in love. Famous people born today: Hermann Hesse, Ashley Tisdale, Jerry Hall, Lindsay Lohan, Margot Robbie.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!

This is an excellent year in which to advance projects revolving around communications – writing, speaking, selling, and so forth. Your reputation may be enhanced through word of mouth. Making new contacts through learning and mental pursuits figures strongly as well.

Even so, watch for impatience, especially with your communications. You may not always have follow-through when it comes to your projects as you may be experimenting with new ideas and hobbies. Ups and downs may lead to new commitments nevertheless.

You might often get frustrated if results of your actions are not instant, but it’s best to cultivate some patience when it comes to realizing your goals. As well, if you are not getting the results you crave, consider that you might be aiming too high or too wide.

If there are health issues this year, look for blockages or constrictions since Saturn is involved with the Node.

This can be an excellent period for opening up communications with others, as you are more sensitive than usual and more willing to listen. Getting your point across is easier — it’s not only about what specific words you choose to communicate, you intuitively express the meaning and intention behind the words. You can effectively use words to soothe, heal, and teach this year. You are also more open to new ways of looking at problems, thus it’s considerably easier to find solutions.

Idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses surface this year. Making connections with others from different backgrounds may figure strongly. Widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the greater good this year.

Saturn forms an opposition to your Sun in December/January. Saturn calls upon you to identify the weaker areas of your life and to fix or strengthen them. Take the time to sort out details, improve your work, and become more efficient this month. Taking a slow and steady approach to life is necessary during this period. Pushing too hard will likely lead to frustration and setbacks. Take it easy and work on self-improvement. Results are not immediate, but will eventually come and bring healthy rewards. Relationships may be (or seem) more challenging than usual while Saturn opposes your Sun.

Cooperation brings rewards this year. You can find yourself in high demand during this period, and teaching or guiding can be strong themes in your life this year. With work, you’re expanding your interests in satisfying ways. Do watch for a tendency to communicate impulsively. There can be wonderful excitement in your social life, however.

2018 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is generally not as active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract what–and who–you want into your life now. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect, develop, build, and attract.

2019 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time when you find it natural and easy to enjoy life and other people. The focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure than you are in other years. It’s likely to be a rather lighthearted year when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a favorable year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out and connect but avoid scattering your energies.

 

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Cosmic Energy Report: June was a “Calm” month, yet July, well…

Cosmic Energy Report: June was a “Calm” month, yet July, well…

To view more of Lisa’s insight, please visit her at her Facebook page, Lisa Transcendence Brown

At the beginning of June, the message was “Pace Yourselves”… showing us every where we need to re-evaluate our realities, in every way, as it took all deeper into any unconscious programs still held inside, to resolve within, so that the physical can consciously re-configure and re-align.

It was a month of “seeing” where duality, lack, conformity/fear programming still existed, where inner-separation still “slept” and where we allowed this to “play out” in our own physical reality world. It was a month of intentionally shifting our entire reality, to a much higher vibrational, soul-aligned one. It was a month of beauty, peace, magic and resolve…. a “finalization” of many things that we allowed to be real-ity before, that are no longer aligned with our highest consciousness everything…

Where there are still DUALISTIC/SEPARATION/UNCONSCIOUS Programs inside, these continue to be brought to the forefront to be observed/seen, these continue to be a priority for each, to step into their own power, to require that UNITY BE THE ONLY REALITY ACCEPTABLE… yet in order to “do” this, each must be FACED with their own “not PURE love” energy, not respectful energy, not kind and considerate energy, not supporting ourselves and each other AS SOUL Energy, and where there is duality, this will become more extreme, because unconsciousness plays out through ENERGIES of power over, less than/more than, not enough, subtle or blatant manipulation, control and fear-tactics, emotional manipulation (narcissism), threats and more. Just stop, in every moment and observe every part(icle) of your reality, your entire reality and SEE what plays out for you, what your own experiences are… this will tell you everything… the rest is up to you to resolve, shift and expand beyond.

We’ve been “waiting” (not really, as we don’t wait for anything), for this “time” of June, to catapult collectives into this next phase. Why? Because it bring all things hidden into the Light. It makes the Invisible Visible, it shows us what we tolerated as OKay before, that was in no way okay. These Cosmic Frequencies of the 2222 Code, continue to awaken entire collectives, to what IS NOT PURE… “out there” and inside… for this is how all works. The increasing clearing of the Cosmic Akash, in each, within Gaia and our “atmospheres” (inner & outer)… game changers on a whole new level, that continue to accelerate and amplify distortions in every way.

Each is “pushed” to LOOK and actually SEE and take RESPONSE-ABILITY for their own ENERGY and what they keep supporting, allowing, trying to ignore… to PULL EVERY OUNCE OF COURAGE from inside, through their own inner-connection and CHOOSE THE PHYSICAL DIMENSION THEY DESIRE TO ACTUALLY OCCUPY….

REALITY IS SUBJECTIVE… is your mentalities, your beliefs and your ENERGY that transmits these out for each to EXPERIENCE….

OBSERVING what is PERCEIVED AS REALITY… gives each the POWER TO COMPLETELY CHANGE REALITY… in every nano-second…. which is just a small part of how our QUANTUM ABILITIES WORK….

JULY —- begins the eclipses to take each DEEPER INSIDE, to clean house, to dig deep, to connect on a Soul Level and work through, process, resolve all that presents as “not pure love”, “not UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS within and actually MAKE THAT NECESSARY CHOICE….

July — presents all with ALL NEW OPPORTUNITIES… to choose and decide what plays out in the physical to experience…. an old regurgitated one, built on old belief systems that create timeline loop cycles that are allowed to play out until they totally dissolve/collapse… in order for each’s physical body to leave that dimension (eventually or once and for all). July presents all with what they’ve been working for (and HOLDing), on a Soul Level… the next phase or step to support the vastness of HIGHEST DIMENSIONAL REALITIES, that are achieved as each is able to HOLD those states of full consciousness, in order for the physical to re-configure/realign by way of physical matter representation…

July — kicks of a HUGE SHIFT, where each waking up may be scratching their heads, wiping their eyes and find themselves abruptly shocked, shaken or jolted awake…. with NEW REALIZATION that their human aspect didn’t want to/couldn’t yet see, yet as each’s higher aspects emerge from within more, the old unconscious realities are no longer tolerable, allowed and are quickly allowed to just fall away, as each realizes they are not necessary, no longer resonate/align/support where each “is going”…. as each’s PRIORITIES continue to shift and change….

July — accelerates all into whatever each’s focus is. Accelerates atomic codes/DNA awakening, reality re-construction, re-coding with NEW PROGRAMMING that completely replaces the old, outdated, unconscious ones…. The “No more BS” energies continue to INCREASE, where there is ANY DUALITY STILL LEFT…. as each reclaims themselves, their power… the integration of the COSMIC WARRIOR TEMPLATE within Gaia (and each ready for this), amplifies COURAGE on a whole new level…

EACH’S ABILITY to see Reality as a BELIEF… has the power to change their own beliefs. It is that simple, when each is truly ready to embrace how easy QUANTUM EXISTENCES are…. JUST a TUNING of each’s full consciousness to a completely alternate reality, a much different reality, much higher dimensional reality…. and holding THAT as REALity instead, pulling that into the physical, with the amount of “force” (Energy) necessary to “break/dissolve” the energy of the ‘old program’ where it was held within.

Each’s ABILITY to function on a Quantum Level opens up, as linear constructs dissolve. These occur within the brain/nucleus of every cell of our bodies, as the linear constructs of all realities were/are held within. These mega-quantum Cosmic Codes go straight to where those linear constructs existed and re-codes them… on an atomic level, activating DNA re-writes, which work through each’s BODY TEMPLATE, “seeking out” unconscious programs, while simultaneously activating each’s higher consciousness to awaken from INSIDE OF THE BODY, which then reconfigures each’s FIELD OF CONSCIOUSNESS as well. Most are unaware, that all of the codes are inside and outside and BOTH must be activated and enough time/space allowed for the physical body to FULLY INTEGRATE THESE for the re-writing, re-tuning, re-calibration, re-coding, re-everything process to “complete”. (And then we start again, as this is a never-ending cycle of continual integration, that takes immense dedication on all of our parts to honor, acclimate too, so that our bodies can shift, de-densify and vibration into to a much lighter/higher dimensional frequency bandwidth/octave to actually live in. The air we breathe is different here, the vibrations more pristine, the colors… well, off the charts amazing, the inner-actions, the entire physical reality…. so very different than our drabby, life-draining, soul-sucking old unconscious ones.

The human (ego) aspect is never ready. It’s each’s SOUL that is. This means, re-connecting on a DEEP SACRED SOUL LEVEL for everything to easily align and shift.

July will bring MORE… more of whatever supports FULL AWAKENING and REMEMBERING to occur. Every moment, every experience… has a much higher purpose/point (a gazillion of them). Human aspects don’t actually care, they don’t put themselves out there to look out for each other, they don’t step up for hUmaNITY, they don’t share, they hide, don’t support in ways that actually matter, and they live from separation, lack and fear. These Cosmic Frequencies continue to “go for the gusto/gut”, they challenge the human aspect to WAKE UP, they POINT OUT WHERE ALL IS NOT ALIGNED… and they allow each the CHOICE TO CHOOSE… a fully conscious magnificent and magical, beautiful, abundant, loving, kind, compassionate, considerate, harmonic, joyful experience or one of duality, suffering, harshness, not enough… and every unconscious program that each still thinks they believe…

IF YOUR PRIORITY IS FULL UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS… then all will be easy, because this is HOW YOU LIVE YOUR EVERY BREATH and every moment of your lives. You care, truly, you step up, you share, you support, you are kind, considerate and you stop playing in the EGO games still….

July — well, it’s an advancement of our Evolution of Consicousness, Evolution of hUmanity and whatever it takes for each to FIND THEIR HUMANITY… this is what shall present, and continue to present, on every level….

Realities are responsive and not everyone lives in the same dimension anymore. This is a huge realization to wrap your human mind around… your dimensional EXPERIENCE IS YOURS.

AS MORE UNITE… not from a place/space of lack or need, yet instead, fully empowered from within… to combine forces, resources, abilities, ideas, opportunity and share, support each other, our NEW EARTH NETWORK grows…. Yes, it takes us all, not just the ones willing to be visible as the “forerunners”, every one of us…. uniting as DIVINE LIGHT BEINGS, without distortions, without old BS, holding our own and BEING THE ONES…. and together we COMMAND REALITIES with our every breath. As love.

When you stand AS LIGHT and emanate out, stop making excuses for WHO YOU TRULY are, for your accomplishments and for what you do IN-SERVICE for all of hUmaNITY, all gets easier, because you stop compromising anything… ever again. YOU are no longer willing to accept LESS and you no longer live in a fabricated reality in your head that you are not/do not have enough and you stop “just doing enough to get by”… YOU STEP UP and are READY… and this is HOW WE UNITE. ♥

Get ready loves…. This is going to be as SIMPLE or as COMPLICATED as you make it, as easy or as rough as you require/allow, as magnificent or challenging as necessary, dependent on which aspect of you is allowed to be in charge…

This is the week that all starts to align in all new ways… The Solstice was the POINT leading up to NOW. The clearing process, the observation/realization process, the “move the old out yourselves” process…. and now… it’s time to up-shift even more than ever before. I love you! Let’s rock out the awesomeness vibrationally! Quantum Style is how we roll here.

Lisa Transcendence Brown ☼

p.s. This is just a very small portion, and in no way, touches on the VASTNESS of all that’s occurring on a Cosmic Level and each dimensional plane of existence. I went offline most of June to accomplish/do and move a lot out of my reality too. WE all have to make SPACE for all new realities to arrive…. I’ll share as I have the Energy to do so. The immensity of our Roles continue to increase and the “demands” require that we all re-group and re-calibrate our own realities constantly so that all can STAY ALIGNED….

p.p.s. I realized the other day, while observing my early days of my body waking up, to share this: Our human aspect was “numb” and parts of us “shut down”. Part of the body awakening to release this, feel fully again… is the “numbness” (metaphors remember), the tingling, as the body wakes up to RELEASE, energy start to move inside, working through the density and immensity of heavy duty programming, the muscles held a lot and go through a rigorous process, the organs, glands, every body part was asleep, held density and must “sleep” to wake up, which is why there is so much sleep to access the other dimensions at first, clear old timelines/body templates, and integrate the ultra-high frequencies of our soul. This can be an ardurous process at times, so be patient, open your minds to alternative understandings and make supporting your own journey/body a priority, however that presents for you. Each phase is different and every moment we are technically in “all of them”, yet the prominent ones will be relative to our own level of consciousness and how much of our Soul we’ve been able to EMBODY and function as, in our every day lives…. for all to be magical, beautiful, amazing… pure peace, love and rainbows too! And yes it can… as each chooses this as “reality”… ♥

July 2018 Ascension Energies – Universal Family

July 2018 Ascension Energies – Universal Family

The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

June Review

June’s energy of embodying the physical support is setting the stage for great transformation. As we released past trauma (much of it experienced through physical symptoms, especially throat and eyes for many) and opened to more connection—through a focus on layers of family; we began a powerful catalyst of change that the third quarter is ushering in.

June began a transformation of the Earth Family; how we feel connected and supported in the physical realm. This is important for evolving into a greater connection, as humanity progresses beyond separation into the next level of connection—Universal Family.

June’s energy emphasized letting go of painful perceptions from the past so it becomes the great foundation of support and clarity it was always meant to be. When you connected with the strength and compassion your past has offered to you, you are more cohesive (rather than “separated” within due to to fear or pain) and powerful. This changes the future.

July Energies

July energies build on the Earth Family support into an expansion of opening to Universal Family. This energy is about ascending into more universal laws, allowing our consciousness to lead with more clarity rather than defaulting our responsibility into the external world.

From duality to the trinity, we begin to operate with the invisible connection in mind and heart. This helps us embody (June Energies) the universal laws (July Energies) that are much more about the subtle energy—the vast invisible engine that builds form.

The month of seven will see a lot of crown chakra activation as the disperse spiritual energy intensifies in our experience. We will be called to see beyond physical rules and use the “imagination” to initiate new ideas, inspiration and possibilities. The work is holding your resonance to that new vibration.

You don’t do that through perfection, you do that through authenticity as you allow your own resonance to readjust to your new potential. Sometimes it feels pleasant, sometimes it feels like the discomfort of release and transformation—a creative state. Embrace your change, you are elevating to new levels.

Universal Family

Family is about connection and an aspect of our Ascension is beginning to connect with the cosmos in greater capacity. I don’t feel this is about disclosure, this is about embodying your value in the universal scheme of things.

You are of the stars, you matter.

Own that profound expression of Life—it’s you. You have been given the keys of the kingdom. Where June helped shape a new foundation, July helps catalyze you into new vision. It’s Time.

Time is something that is such a valuable expression for the physical realm. It helps us mark this linear experience. Yet it is a subtle energy, and therefore does not interact the same in the subtle realm. You have a relationship with Time that is more malleable than it may seem. Your imagination, your inspiration, your spiritual nature is more attuned to the subtle energy of Time. Then your physicality needs the patience (ugh! ;o) to allow the subtle to build into form.

Patience is the neutrality that allows you to discover the “path” to new form. When the steps that you take in the physical are attuned to your subtle bridge (thoughts, emotions and intuition), you are free to adjust to new information. It is your universal connection that opens you to that broader flow of information.

Dream Time

Observe your dreams in July, for it is likely that you will be processing, learning or creating more in your dreams this month. In the dream state, your brain activity is flowing in a resonance that is not as bound with physical density rules. This is an easier way to interact with the universal energies for many, releasing you from the binds of Time and form.

Observe what stands out to you in your dreams, for you need not have all the details, you merely access your neutrality (as much as possible) to keep connecting to the next dot, the next dot, the next dot…

Form builds.

You may find a lot of activity around the eclipse periods in July. On July 12, the solar eclipse in Cancer will amplify your Universal Family connection as you move past the hard shell of form and embrace the waters (emotions/subtle energies) that surround and support you. This may move you past your comfort zone, but it is preparing you for the discomfort zone of creativity, where fear and excitement blur.

On July 27 we have a lunar eclipse in Aquarius amplifying nurturance that will be the perfect relaxation before the August energies (and final eclipse in Leo on 8/11). Eclipses are a concentrated flow that offer a “reset” point. To focus around these times adds a potent amplification to your transformation. With 3 eclipses triangulating in the 3rd quarter of this Year of Amplification.

What a beautiful trinity.

In Summary

Your merkaba is strengthening so that there is less friction-drag and more excitement as we continue to spiral into a new level of connection and ultimately creativity. Our foundation of support in the Earth Family allows us the strength to expand into our Universal Family connection.

July will offer us expansion through the power of new vision. What do you see when you look around you? Look for the potentials, there’s always improvement available, even from challenge. Be that change. It’s Time.

The Witches Magickal Digest for Monday, July 2

The Witches Magickal Digest for Monday, July 2

“You are the spell the universe has cast.”

— Phyllis Curott, Wiccan priestess, attorney, and author

 

July–The Month of Julius Caesar

This month was first called Quintilis, that is, the fifth month, which shows that the year began with March. In the year 44 B.C. the name was changed to Julius in honour of Julius Caesar, the founder of the Roman Empire. The month Quintilis was chosen as the one to be named after the Emperor Julius because his birthday was on the twelfth of that month After his death, the name Caesar became a title of the Roman Emperors, and we still have the word in the titles Kaiser of Germany, Czar (or Tsar) of Russia, and Kaisar-i-Hind (Emperor of India), one of the titles of our own king.

Julius Caesar was a very great soldier, and it was by skill as a general that he became the first emperor the Romans had. Until his time they had no supreme ruler, the chief office being that of consul. There were two consuls who had to be elected, and who only served for a certain length of time. The Romans hated the name of king, and Caesar, who seemed to have really wished for the title, was afraid to take it, in case it should turn the people against him. In 44 B.C. at the feast of the Lupercalia, held, as we have said, in February, the crown was actually offered to him by Marcus Antonius, a great Roman noble.

“You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse.”
SHAKESPEARE–Julius Caesar.

Caesar made himself master of all Italy, conquered the whole of Gaul (i.e. France) and Spain, and won great victories in Greece, Egypt, and Africa. But he is famous not only as a soldier; he was a great statesman, a great orator, and a clever writer and historian. He formed several plans for the improvement of Roman life, and took a great interest in the building of public works. He reformed the calendar, as we have seen, and he wished to have the Roman law set out in a clear way, so that it could be easily understood; he had plans for draining marsh land near Rome in order to make the country more healthy, for enlarging the harbour of Ostia, a very important port near Rome, and for making a canal through the Isthmus of Corinth in Greece.

In the year 44 B.C., before he could carry out any of these very useful plans, he was killed in Rome by men who had once been his friends, but were now jealous of his power. Shakespeare describes this tragedy in his play Julius Caesar, and makes Marcus Antonius, when looking upon the murdered Caesar, say:

“Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times”.

Caesar is particularly interesting to us because he came to our island in the days of the Ancient Britons. In one of his books he tells us that there were great numbers of people, many buildings, and much cattle. There were trees of every kind, as in Gaul, except the beech and the fir.

“The hare, the hen, and the goose they do not think it right to eat, but they keep them for amusement and pleasure. Most of those living inland do not sow corn, but live on milk and flesh, and are clothed in skins. All stain themselves with woad, which gives a blue colour, and makes them of more hideous appearance in battle. They have long hair, but shave every part of their body except the head and upper lip.”

At the time of Caesar’s invasion London was a stronghold of the Britons, and was very probably attacked and captured by Caesar. The first mention of London in history is in a book by a Roman historian named Tacitus, who, in describing what happened in the year A.D. 61, tells us that the Roman general leading the army here in Britain was unable to hold the town at the time of Boadicea’s revolt. London was then very largely destroyed, but the Romans rebuilt it and gave it a new name, Augusta, in honour of their Emperor Augustus. This shows that it was a place of great importance even in those early days.

The days from 3rd July to 11th August, ‘the hottest part of the year, were called by the Romans, “dog-days”, because they thought the great heat was due to Sirius, the dog-star. Sirius was a dog belonging to the giant Orion, who was a great hunter. Diana, the Goddess of the Moon, was also the Goddess of Hunting, and after she had driven her chariot with its white horses across the starlit sky, she spent the day hunting in the forests. Here she often met Orion, and soon fell in love with him. This angered her brother Apollo, the sun-god, who determined to put an end to their friendship. One day he called Diana to him, and began to talk about her skill as an archer. Pretending that he wished to test her skill, he asked her to shoot at a dark speck which could be seen floating far out at sea. Diana, all unsuspecting, at once drew her bow, and so strong and true was her aim that she hit the object, which disappeared beneath the waves. She then found that the dark speck was the head of Orion, who had been cooling himself in the sea after his hunting. She was filled with grief at his death, and vowed never to forget him, placed him and his dog Sirius in the sky. The constellation Orion can easily be found on a clear for the stars forming his belt and sword are unmistakable. Following behind the giant is the very bright star Sirius–“the scorching flames of fierce Orion’s hound”. Virgil in his Aeneid describes one of the heroes of Latium as being “as great as Orion, who, walking on foot through the deep waters of the very middle of the sea, making himself a path, yet rises above the billows with his shoulders; or carrying down an ancient ash from the summit of the mountains, has his feet on the earth, his head shrouded by the clouds of heaven”.

The Angles and Saxons had two names for this month of July: Hegmonath, the hay-month, and Maedmonath, the mead-month. A third name was sometimes given to it–the “latter mild month”, that is, the second warm month.

Today is Monday, June 2, 2018

Monday is the sacred day of the moon, personified as the goddesses Selene, Luna, and Mani. The moon is ruler of flow, affecting the changeable and impressionable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, then the powers of the moon are at their most potent.

Deity: Mani

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Planet: Moon

Tree: Willow

Herb: Chickweed

Stone: Agate

Animal: Crab

Element: Water

Color: Green

Rune: Lagu (L)

The Celtic Tree Month of Duir (Oak) (June 10 – July 7)

Runic Half Month of Feoh (June 29 – July 3)

Goddess of the Month of Rosea (June 13 – July 10)

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

The Goddess Book of Days for Monday, July 2

In Babylonia, of Shapatu or Sabbat of Ishtar. In Rome, day of Carna or Cardea, Goddess of Domestic Life (carried over from June I). She is the Goddess of Hinges, of what goes in and out, a Goddess of Physical Survival.

The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

Goddesses Associated with Mondays

Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gealach, Ida, Artemis, the Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie Tuesday Soorejnaree, Pinga1la, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona.

Source

The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

Monday: Keep the moon safe from the wolf

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

 

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

 

Monday’s Magick

Monday – Is associated with the Moon

Colours – White, Silver, Grey and Pearl.

Monday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Psychic Pursuits, Psychology, Dreams, Astral Travel, Imagination, Women’s Mysteries, Reincarnation, Short Trips, Women, Children, Public, Domestic Concerns, Emotions, Fluids, Magick, Spirituality, Nursing, Full moon magic, Purity, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Warding off Doubts and Fears, Anything to do with Water and Bodies of Water, Antiques, Trip Planning, Household Activities, Initiation, Astrology, New-Age Pursuits, Archetypes, Totem Animals, Shape-shifting and Religious Experiences.

Ritual Work Associated with Monday The Day of the Moon

Perfume: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower

Incense: Myrtle

Wood: Willow

Color: Silver, Grey-white

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

 

Reference:

A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

Monday–The Day of the Moon

The moon, like the sun, was an object of wonder in the days of old, and was worshiped almost everywhere in some form or other, but it does not play quite so important a part in story as the sun. Since the moon is paler than the sun and its light soft and gentle, it was often regarded as being a chariot driven by a woman, but the course of the moon-goddess across the sky was similar to that of the sun-god.

Diana, the moon-goddess of the Greeks and Romans, known also as Cynthia, Phoebe, and Arterms, was the twin-sister of Apollo, and drove a golden chariot drawn by milk-white horses. Diana and Apollo were children of Jupiter, and were born in the Island of Delos, where a temple to Apollo was afterwards built. Another of the Seven Wonders of the World was the temple to Diana at Ephesus, on the west coast of Asia Minor. The worship of Diana at Ephesus is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles: “And when the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he saith, ‘Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there who knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of the great Diana and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?'” The temple was destroyed in the year A.D. 263, but remains of it may still be seen.

Diana was also the Goddess of Hunting; she was a skilled archer, and spent the day in huuting, as we have seen in the story of Orion.

The most famous story of Diana is that of her love for Endymion, a young shepherd–a story which has been told by the poets many times. One evening as the moon-goddess was driving silently across the sky, she saw sleeping on a hillside a handsome youth, his resting flock scattered over the gentle slope. Attracted by his beauty, Diana stepped from her chariot and gazed long at his face; then softly stooping, she kissed him lightly on the lips. Endymion, half wakened by her touch, caught a fleeting vision of the fair goddess as she hastened to her chariot. Filled with wonder at the sight, he rose quickly and rubbed his eyes, but all he saw was the bright moon floating across the dark sky, and he thought that he had been dreaming. The next night the goddess came to him again, and again he saw her with his half closed eyes. Each night when the bright rays of the moon fell on his upturned face he dreamed this wonderful dream, but he was always sleeping when the goddess came, and nevr saw her in her full and dazzling beauty. The days now seemed long and dreary to Endymion, and he waited anxiously for the night that he might see again the glorious vision.

Diana was filled with dread at the thought that the beautiful youth would lose his beauty as the years went by, and at last she cast a spell over him while he slept, so that he should never wake again, and carried him away to a cave in a mountain-side known only to herself. There the loving Diana paused each night in her journey across the sky, and gazed on the face of the fair Endymion.

Diana, when hunting in the forest, was attended by a band of wood-nymphs who were her faithful followers. One of these nymphs, Arethusa, was one day cooling herself after the chase on the banks of the River Alpheus, when suddenly the God of the River appeared. The startled nymph ran quickly into the woods, but the god Alpheus pursued her, telling her that he loved her and that she need fear no harm. Arethusa was too frightened to listen to the god, and ran on, till at last, worn out, she prayed to Diana for help. The moon-goddess was ever ready to help her faithful nymphs, and in answer to the prayer transformed the girl into a fountain, which she hid in a thick mist. Alpheus, suddenly losing sight of the nymph, wandered sorrowfully about, calling out her name in his distress. Arethusa now thought that she was safe, but the wind-god, Zephyrus, blew aside the mist, and Alpheus saw a fountain where there had not been one before, and guessed what had happened. He quickly changed himself into a river and rushed towards the fountain, but Arethusa sprang from the rocks and hastened away over the stones and grass. Diana now saw her fresh danger, and made an opening in the ground, through which Arethusa slipped, to find herself in the kingdom of Pluto, the God of the Underworld. Here she wandered until she found another opening, by which she escaped once again into the sunshine on the plain of Sicily. Alpheus, however, at last made his way across the sea to Sicily, where he found Arethusa and won her love. The Greeks believed that flowers cast into the River Alpheus in Greece were carried by the river as gifts to his lover, and appeared later in the fountain of Arethusa in Sicily!

Among the Egyptians the moon was regarded as a god, who was named Thoth (The Measurer). He was also the God of Wisdom, Invention, Writing, and Magic. He was one of the earliest of the Egyptian gods, having come into being at the same time as Ra, the sun-god, and it was he who was said to have created the world. The Romans compared him with Mercury because, like Mercury, he invented writing. As the God of the Moon, he was represented as wearing a crescent moon on his head, and holding in his hand a stylus, a pointed instrument used by the Egyptians for writing on their wax tablets.

The Babylonian moon-god was Sin, the Lord of Wisdom. He was the father of the sun-god, and was one of the greatest of the gods, owing to the fact that the Babylonians regulated their calendar by the moon.

The Angles and Saxons believed that the moon was driven across the sky by Mani, the son of a giant, in a golden chariot drawn by a horse named the All Swift. As in the case of the sun, our ancestors had no distinct goddess of the moon; but we shall read of Mani again in a later chapter.

Hymn to Diana
Queen and huntress, chaste and fair,
Now the sun is laid to sleep,
Seated in thy silver chair,
State in wonted manner keep:
Hesperus entreats thy light,
Goddess excellently bright.
Earth, let not thy envious shade
Dare itself to interpose;
Cynthia’s shining orb was made
Heaven to clear when day did close;
Bless us then with wished sight,
Goddess excellently bright.
Lay thy bow of pearl apart,
And thy crystal shining quiver;
Give unto the flying hart
Space to breathe, how short soever,
Thou that mak’st a day of night,
Goddess excellently bright.
BEN JONSON–Cynthia’s Revels.

 

Monday Is A Day of Witchery, Magick and Enchantment

Think for a moment on all of the witchery, magick and enchantments that you have discovered. Don’t be afraid to adjust spells to suit your own specific needs. Any gentle, illusory, and dreamy charms and spells can be enhanced when you work on the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon. Mondays are a fantastic day to boost your psychic abilities and to tune in to your intuition and empathy. It also gives you the opportunity to work with a different lunar phase each and every Monday, which means in one month you could work four different types of moon magicks on Mondays. How’s that for adding to your repertoire? You are going to have mad skills in no time at all.

So light up those lunar scented candles and add a little mystique to your outfit by wearing an enchanting lunar color. Wear your sparkling silver jewelry and maybe add a pair of dangling silver earrings or a pendant shaped like a crescent moon. Create lunar potions and philters; make a dream catcher and give it as a gift to someone you love. Burn some sandalwood or jasmine-scented incense today to inspire the glamour and magick of the moon. Slice up a favorite variety of fruit that is in season for a snack or share it with your love and enjoy his or her lunar and romantic qualities. Brew up a cup of chamomile tea, enchant it with a little moon magick, and relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Most importantly, get outside tonight and watch the moon for a while. What phase is she in? What color was the moon as she rose? Why not start a journal and write down at what location the moon rises and sets for a few seasons? This is a great way to teach you to tune in and to become more aware of the moon and the influence that she pulls into our lives. Try calling on Selene for her magickal assistance, and call Thoth for wisdom and strength. Get to know the Norse Mani and the Latvian Meness. These gods of the moon have plenty to teach, and if you allow their influence to cycle through your life, you’ll receive many blessings. Be imaginative, and create your own personal lunar magick and witchery. Go on….the moonlight becomes you.

Source

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

Hints & Tips for Your Monday

To incorporate this day’s energy work spells for intuition, peace, fertility, and inspiring your inner muse.

This is a wonderful day to connect to your inner self.

Intuition and inspiration are both enhanced when imbued with moon energy.

Use today’s energy for psychic work, (intuition, divination and clairvoyance), Goddess rituals and faerie magick.

 

The Practical Witch’s Almanac for July

h the long days of summer, how they stretch out before us for the entire month of July. The end of the month is Lammas Eve, the beginning of the August 1st Sabbat, also known as Lugnasadh (Irish Gaelic).

 

A July 12th through the 28th are auspicious times for magical working, spells, healing, and more. Take advantage of any trips you take into the woods to harvest new wand materials (respect local laws and the local habitat), stones for spell pouches, or flowers for the altar.

 

Warm nights continue to draw us to the outdoors, and the total lunar eclipse on the 27th offers a great opportunity to camp out and view the show. While you are looking up, you may catch a shooting star from the Delta-Aquarids meteor shower.

 

The Delta Aquarids can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs from July 12 to August 23, and peak days are noted on the calendar pages of July 28th and 29th.

 

The bright full moon may keep you from seeing a lot of meteors, but the brightest ones will shine through. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky. With clear skies, Saturday the 28th after midnight is a great time to “make a wish”.

 

The Practical Witch’s Almanac 2018: Thirteen Months of Magic
Gladheart, Friday; Jensen, R..

 

The Witches Almanac for Monday, July 2

World UFO Day

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Aquarius

Moon enters Pisces 1: 31 pm

Incense: Rosemary

Color: White

Correspondences for Monday, July 2

 

Day: Monday ( Moon-day)

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent.

Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals
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Monday Is Ruled By the Moon

 

This day of the week is dedicated to the moon and all of her magic and mystery. Mondays are for women’s mysteries, illusion, prophetic dreaming, emotions, travel, and fertility.

Some suggestions for Monday enchantments would include:

*Getting outside and looking for the moon in the heavens. Sit under her light and absorb a little glamour. Call on the moon goddess Selene for practical help in magical issues.

*Invoking the god Thoth for wisdom and insight

*Empowering your silver jewelry under the light of the moon. Wear moonstone or pearl jewelry today to add a lunar and magical shimmer to your outfit. Be mysterious and subtle and wear moon-associated colors such as white, silver, and blue.

*Working spells for safe travel with a simple moonstone

*Gathering bluebells, jasmine, gardenias, or white roses to create a little garden witchery with the flowers that are associated with the moon

*Setting up a lunar Tarot spell today to increase your psychic powers

*Eating a lunar fruit such as a melon to be healthy, serene, and at peace

*Brewing up a cup of chamomile or mint tea and enchanting it for sweet dreams and restful sleep

The Energy of the Moon

 

Planet: Moon

Day: Monday

Color: Silver, white, light blue, purple

Metal: Silver

Associations: Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition

Magickal Applications for Mondays

 

Monday is named after the moon. The Latin term for Monday is Dies Lunae (“moon’s day”); in the Old English language, this day was Monandaeg; in Greek, it was Hermera Selenes. All of these different names and languages translate to the same thing: the “day of the moon.”

Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. So why not cut to the chase and experiment with the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon in all of its magickal energies and aspects?

Magickally, Monday encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, women’s mysteries, and fertility.

Source

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

Monday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell: Selene’s Ritual

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

Selene’s Ritual

• 1 white taper candle
• 1 silver taper candle
• 2 candle holders
• A white rose in a vase
• Matches or a lighter
• Sandalwood incense and an incense holder

Set up this ritual on a safe, flat surface. Arrange your work area so that you can see the moon, no matter what phase she is in. When you are ready to begin, light the candles and the incense. Center yourself, and repeat the spell below three times:

Monday is the magickal day of the Moon
In this enchanted time, hear this Witch’s tune
See the white and silver candles burning so bright
I call the Goddess Selene for her help this night
Practical solutions are her shining gifts, you see
Lady, show me the way; as I will, so mote it be.

Lift up your face to the moon and take nice deep, even breaths. Concentrate on the moon, and let your mind drift. Allow your eyes to blink naturally as you meditate on Selene, Lady of the Moon, and what messages she may have for you. If it helps, close your eyes; just keep your face tipped so the light of the moon shines down on you.

Close by saying:

Selene, I thank you for your time and care
I close this spell now by the powers of earth, water, fire and air.

Snuff out your illumination candles. You may save these candles to use on the full moon or anytime you call on Selene. Enjoy the rose until it starts to fade, then carefully fully gather the petals and spread them out to dry in a single layer. After they have dried, store them in an airtight, nonporous container (old glass canning jars are ideal for this purpose). Then use those enchanted petals in lunar philter and potion recipes or in any spell where you need to speed things up. Keep your eyes open, and see how Selene’s power and your moon magick go to work in your life.

 

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

The Witch’s Tip for the Day – A Quick Grounding Exercise

This is a quick and simple exercise, and after you practice it a few times, you can apply it to every situation and place, even in crowded public places, by means of your visualization ability.

 

Stand or sit comfortably. Take several deep breaths and relax your body slightly if it is tense. If it is more comfortable for you, close your eyes. Concentrate on the region of your root chakra – the area between the anus and the genitals. See the root chakra as a spinning red wheel. From the chakra, see a thick red ray of light that splits into two thick, stable stripes of red light, each one flowing through one of your legs. The red light flows along your legs to your feet, penetrates the earth, and enters the bowels of the earth. Focus on this sight and on the feeling of the red light that has penetrated the bowels of the earth for a few minutes and say aloud or mentally: “All the energies I no longer need are descending to the bowels of the earth and are turning into positive energies.”

 

When we say “are turning,” we mean the earth’s transformational ability to convert one form of energy into another, just as it is able to convert one substance into another – substances that are compounded and rot in it subsequently turn into nourishing substances for various plants and organisms. At the end of the meditation, it is also possible to see in the mind’s eye a tall, strong tree coming out of the earth somewhere. Incidentally, the understanding of the earth’s transformational ability and the tremendous importance of this ability will evoke in every aware person sincere concern for the children of the earth – the trees and the plants – which, regrettably, totally obtuse and unaware people tend to disregard. Awareness of Mother Earth and her children is an inseparable part of conscious awakening, and an important tool for any person who is involved in the occult and the supernatural. When you take care of the earth and its children, they will teach you marvelous secrets of the universe, if only you listen to them. Therefore, it is every enlightened person’s cosmic duty to make sure, as far as possible, to raise other people’s consciousness and actively fight against the obtuse and ugly exploitation and destruction that are occurring on earth. The very fact of your cerebral objection to the continuation of this exploitation, and your personal prayer for the welfare of the earth, will increase the critical mass that can stop the terrible destruction before it is too late (the destruction of the rainforests of Brazil is a clear example of how the greed for mammon leads to the devastation of our planet; let’s hope that the rape of the forests will stop for the sake of Mother Earth’s and our own health).

Source

Day-by-Day Wicca: A complete guide to Wicca from Beliefs and Rituals to Magic and Witchcraft
Tabatha Jennings

 

Moon Stuff!

 

The unconscious mind

The feminine principle

Receiving, negative polarity (as opposed to the Sun – projective, positive polarity)

Water (and sometimes Air) Element

High Priestess Tarot Card

Ajna (3rd Eye) Chakra

aka Luna or Diana

Willow & Magnolia Trees

 

Source

The Path of Witchcraft

The Witches Astronomy Digest for Monday, July 2

The Witches Astronomy Digest for Monday, July 2

“Magic is not a practice. It is a living, breathing web of energy that, with our permission, can encase our every action.”

— Dorothy Morrison

 

Custom Planetary Positions for July 2
July 02, 2018
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun: 10 Cancer 31
Moon: 26 Aquarius 43
Mercury: 04 Leo 43
Venus: 21 Leo 22
Mars: 09 Aquarius 01 Rx
Jupiter: 13 Scorpio 27 Rx
Saturn: 05 Capricorn 30 Rx
Uranus: 02 Taurus 02
Neptune: 16 Pisces 27 Rx
Pluto: 20 Capricorn 16 Rx

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Monday, July 2

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 61.59° ENE
Sun Altitude: 1.45°
Sun Distance: 94.504 million mi
Next Equinox: Sep 22, 2018 8:54 pm (Autumnal)
Sunrise Today: 5:38 am↑ 60° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:18 pm↑ 300° Northwest
Length of Daylight: 14 hours, 39 minutes

 

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 209.55° SSW
Moon Altitude: 32.62°
Moon Distance: 250923 mi
Next New Moon: Jul 12, 20189:47 pm
Next Full Moon: Jul 27, 20183:20 pm
Next Moonset: Today9:34 am
Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 84.7%

Source

timeanddate.com

Astrology of Today – Monday, July 2, 2018

The Moon is in Aquarius until 1:30 PM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
The Moon is void until 1:30 PM (since yesterday at 6:55 PM).
The Moon is waning and in its Full phase until 4:15 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Gibbous phase.
The Full Moon occurred on the 28th in the sign of Capricorn, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on July 6th.
Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from June 26th to August 27th).

What does it mean when the Moon is Void of Course

 

We all have the late and brilliant astrologer, Al H. Morrison to thank for his ground breaking work and promotion of the Void of Course Moon. Al spent well over 40 years of his life researching, writing and teaching this astrological technique. According to Al: “Every couple of days there comes a time which is best used to subjective, spiritual non-material concerns, like prayer, yoga, play, psychotherapy, or passive experience, sleep or meditation.

This period may last a few seconds, or it may be three days and nights in a single session. It begins when the Moon in transit makes the last major aspect it will make before it changes from one sign of the Zodiac to the next. It ends when the Moon enters the next sign. The name of this period is Void of Course Moon. You may call it a silly season, or vacation from normal living.

Decision-making in such periods turns out later to be unrealistic. Creativity diverges into unplanned directions, improvisions, false starts, error. If you buy any object you never use it fully. Enterprises founded while the Moon is Void of Course do fail after long and costly effort. Human judgment is more fallible than usual during the time the Moon is Void of Course. This is the principle factor in all observed experience thus far.

Routine proceeds readily, but often requires an adjustment later. Defects or shortages come to light. Delay and frustration are commonly experienced while the Moon is Void of Course.” The Moon is the fastest moving body in astrology. She spends about two and a half days in a sign. After she forms her last aspect she is void until she enters the next sign.

Visualize any endeavor begun with it being stamped VOID in bold capital letters and you can grasp the importance of following the Void of Course Moon. Having great aspects going on in your chart at the same time won’t save you either or bring success. Success or failure can result from the Moon being void or not.

The Moon rules our subconscious, emotions and feelings. When she goes “void” this is experienced on a mass global level. People are not tuned into reality 100%. Often they are prone to be detached from reality, spacey, and feel unanchored.

Some Examples of Don’ts during a Void of Course Moon:
1. Submit your resume for a new job, either by e-mail or snail mail.
2. Be interviewed for a new job or do a business presentation.
3. Start a new job.
4. Hold company meetings.
5. Make purchases.
6. Do not negotiate prices, test drive a vehicle or drive it for the first time.
7. Make an investment or open a new bank account.
8. Call on clients.
9. Start legal proceedings against someone.
10. Go on a first date.
11. Get engaged or married.
12. Have elective surgery.
13. Open a business.
14. Host a party or social affair.
15. Gamble or start a trip to a gaming facility.

Some Examples of Do’s during a Void of Course Moon:
1. Prayer and meditation.
2. Sleep and dream.
3. Non-material matters.
4. Let someone start proceedings AGAINST you in court.
5. End a relationship or get divorced.
6. Close doors to end business.

To achieve greater success in all your endeavors please consider using this beneficial astrological tool in timing things in your life. The advantages of knowing when the Moon is Void of Course or not will help you on the road to the realization of your dreams.

Author

JUDITH AUORA RYAN, ASTROLOGER, CLAIRVOYANT & FENG SHUI MASTER
Astrology by Judith Ryan

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.

Daily Overview of Your Stars and Planets for Monday, July 2

The Moon continues void and in the sign of Aquarius until 1:32 PM EDT, after which the Moon is in Pisces. While a Pisces Moon encourages us to break down barriers, a Mercury-Saturn quincunx today can have us worried about same. This influence can point to communication challenges that make it hard to get the point across, or to get from one place to the next without hassle. It can also lead to mental blocks or difficult decisions as we tend to doubt ourselves (and others) and whether we have all the details we need to make good, practical choices. Sensitivity to what’s said or not communicated can run high today.

The Moon is void until 1:32 PM EDT when it enters Pisces.

The sky this week for July 2 to July 8

Mercury and Venus and Mars, Oh My! Planets abound in the sky this week.
By Richard Talcott

Monday, July 2

Skygazers can catch a peek of Mercury in this week’s early evening sky. The innermost planet stands 10° high in the west-northwest a half-hour after sunset. Although Mercury glows brightly this evening, at magnitude 0.0, you might need binoculars to spot it initially against the twilight glow. Through a telescope, Mercury shows a disk that spans 6.8″ and appears slightly more than half-lit.

Tuesday, July 3

If ever there was a good time to track down Pluto, this is the night. The distant world appears a mere 3.5″ west of the 6th-magnitude star 50 Sagittarii in northeastern Sagittarius, making the task of finding the dwarf planet much easier than usual. Pluto glows dimly at 14th magnitude, however, so you’ll need an 8-inch or larger telescope to spot it visually.

Wednesday, July 4

No holiday better epitomizes summer in the United States than Independence Day. And the season’s namesake asterism — the Summer Triangle — will be on prominent display as fireworks ring out across the land. The trio’s brightest member, Vega in the constellation Lyra the Harp, stands nearly overhead in late evening. The asterism’s second-brightest star, Altair in Aquila the Eagle, then lies about halfway from the southeastern horizon to the zenith. Deneb, the luminary of Cygnus the Swan, marks the Summer Triangle’s third corner. Although it is this asterism’s dimmest star, it’s the brightest point of light in the northeastern sky.

Thursday, July 5

Neptune rises around midnight local daylight time and appears nearly halfway from the southeastern horizon to the zenith as morning twilight commences. The magnitude 7.9 planet lies in Aquarius, 1.0° west-southwest of 4th-magnitude Phi (f) Aquarii. You can confirm your sighting of Neptune through a telescope, which reveals the planet’s 2.3″-diameter disk and blue-gray color.

Friday, July 6

Last Quarter Moon arrives at 3:51 a.m. EDT. It rises in the east around 1 a.m. local daylight time and climbs higher in the southeast as dawn approaches. During this period, our half-lit satellite lies among the background stars of northern Cetus the Whale.

If you ever thought the Sun’s distance controlled temperatures here on Earth, today should convince you otherwise. Earth reaches its most distant point from the Sun at 1 p.m. EDT. At this so-called aphelion, the two lie 94.5 million miles (152.1 million kilometers) apart, some 3.1 million miles (5.0 million km) farther away than they were at perihelion in early January. The Northern Hemisphere’s warm temperatures at this time of year arise because the Sun passes nearly overhead at noon; during winter, the Sun hangs low in the sky.

Saturday, July 7

Observers of the outer solar system can get a good view of Uranus before dawn. The best time to look for it is shortly before twilight begins around 3:30 a.m. local daylight time. Uranus then lies 25° above the eastern horizon among the background stars of southwestern Aries the Ram. This morning, use binoculars to find the magnitude 5.8 planet 4.3° northeast of the 4th-magnitude star Omicron (o) Piscium. A telescope reveals Uranus’ blue-green disk, which spans 3.5″.

Sunday, July 8

Although Jupiter reached opposition and peak visibility two months ago, it remains a stunning sight from evening twilight until it sets around 2 a.m. local daylight time. Jupiter shines at magnitude –2.3 and is essentially tied with Mars as the night sky’s brightest point of light once Venus sets by 11 p.m. The gas giant resides among the background stars of Libra the Scales, 2.1° northwest of Zubenelgenubi (Alpha [a] Librae). If you view the planet through a telescope tonight, its disk spans 41″ and displays spectacular cloud-top detail.

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In the Sky This Month

Although July offers warm, dry conditions for skywatching, it also provides some of the shortest nights of the year in the northern hemisphere, limiting the hours under the stars. Fortunately, some of the best skywatching sights are visible in the early evening, not long after sunset. Venus reigns as the Evening Star all month, slowly climbing the western sky. Mercury peeks into view below Venus for much of the month, with the star Regulus close to both of them.

July 2: Tarazed
Aquila, the eagle, is in the eastern sky at nightfall. Its brightest star, Altair, is at the lower right corner of the Summer Triangle. A star named Tarazed is just above Altair. Tarazed is a giant star that is nearing the end of its life.

July 3: 16 Cygni
The binary system known as 16 Cygni is about 70 light-years away, in the constellation Cygnus, which is in the east and northeast in early evening. Both stars are nearly identical to the Sun, and one of them is orbited by a giant planet.

July 4: Northern Crown
A small semicircle of stars crowns the evening sky: Corona Borealis. It appears high overhead around 10 or 11 p.m. The crown’s brightest star is Alphecca, which means “bright one of the dish” – a reference to the constellation’s bowl shape.

July 5: Mercury in the Evening
The planet Mercury is putting in a decent appearance in the early evening sky. It’s quite low as twilight fades, to the north of due west. It looks like a moderately bright star, far to the lower right of Venus, the “evening star.”

July 6: Far from the Sun
With the Sun beating down on the northern hemisphere, it’s hard to realize that we’re farthest from the Sun for the entire year today. We’re about a million and a half miles farther than the average distance of 93 million miles.

July 7: Venus and Regulus
The evening star has a date with the lion the next couple of nights. They are due west at nightfall. The “evening star” is Venus, our closest planetary neighbor. It will snuggle close to the star Regulus, the heart of Leo, the lion.

July 8: Summer Milky Way
Moon-free summer evenings are the best times of year to catch the splendor of the Milky Way. This hazy band of light represents the combined glow of millions of stars. They outline the disk of the Milky Way galaxy.

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The Cosmic Calendar for July 2

With the lunar orb void in Aquarius until the monthly shift into Pisces occurs at 10:32am, there is no need to dash out of the starting gate with alacrity this morning. Once the moon does enter the watery realm of the last sign of the zodiac, be compassionate to the truly needy. Reach out a helping hand to partners, associates and dear ones under duress since Mercury is battling with Saturn via an off-kilter, 150-degree link (4:50pm) while the sun and the red planet Mars pummel one another in a dicey contra-parallel formation (5:45pm). With these two discordant sky configurations happening less than an hour apart, keep your cool in social settings and on the home front. Steer clear of temperamental souls who might subconsciously pull you into stress-producing emotional dramas. Dance away the moody blues tonight as the lunar orb in Pisces can give you happy feet.

[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.]

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Cosmic Weather Horoscope for July 2018

Jane Lyle, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room

July 2018 is a moon dance. But we’ll be dancing backwards, wearing high heels.

Prepare, anyway, for a few shifts in focus and a change of pace during July and August. There’s plenty of heat, passion, and jaw-dropping twists and turns, alongside much rewinding.

Vibrant Mars is closer to Earth than at any time since 2003, while summer’s eclipse season shakes up the status quo for many of us. We’ll learn a lot from the past this summer if we take the time to look closely at what’s been under our noses all along. A saying to bear in mind during this time might be ‘More haste, less speed’.

Happy July!

Tuesday 10th July:

Today, lovely Venus enters stylish Virgo, and mighty Jupiter turns direct at 13 degrees Scorpio. There’s an atmosphere of restrained exuberance, extravagance, and earthly delights in one corner of the universe when Venus sextiles Jupiter over the weekend of July 20th – 22nd.

If you’ve got personal horoscope planets or points at around 14 degrees of Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn, Scorpio, Pisces or Cancer – this one’s for you, so do look out for it.

So much is bubbling away in the cosmic cauldron, you might miss this little bit of magic if you’re distracted. It would be a lovely time for creative projects, lucky encounters, loving feelings, attracting money – and spending money like its going out of fashion.

Friday 13th July:

The Power of Love? : New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse at 20 degrees Cancer the Crab

It’s a big sporting weekend, with the FIFA World Cup Final and Wimbledon Men’s Finals both taking place on Sunday. This solar eclipse presides over the weekend, and beyond – as always with any eclipse, we should expect turning points and surprises.

Lunar vibrations are extra potent as we greet this new Moon and partial solar eclipse in Cancer. This is a supermoon – at the closest point to Earth in its monthly cycle. It’s emotional impact could be intense, with both Sun and Moon in Cancer, the Moon’s own astrology sign, opposing powerful, secretive Pluto in Capricorn.

Intuition and instincts are on high alert, and making cool, calm, rational decisions will be a real challenge – particularly in the volatile days around this eclipse. Much is fluctuating, so wait a few days if you can. Cancer is a loving, deeply sensitive sign – we will also be very much aware of the power of love, and loving feelings.

The Moon rules the public, the general population – so that’s all of us. This new Moon in Cancer will highlight news, secrets, or events about women, fertility, and the oceans. There may be dramatic rainfall, flooding, or storms at sea.

The Sun is at 20 Cancer in the national horoscopes for Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. The eclipse brings up questions around leadership, bosses, and perhaps dealing with dramatic weather conditions in these locations.

The Moon is at 19 Cancer in the horoscope for the UK Union, 1801 – women, and prominent or famous women in particular – are very much in the eclipse spotlight. Events could highlight a need for reform, regeneration, or signal an important, even chaotic, public event.

Mars is at 20 Capricorn in the national horoscope for New Zealand (1907). Mars sits on the Dragon’s Tail or fateful, karmic South Node of the Moon. The Dragon’s Head, or North Node, aligns with the eclipse at 20 Cancer.

An eclipse question New Zealand might ask is “what’s been learned from past actions, and where do we go next?”

This partial solar eclipse is visible, in part, in Adelaide and Melbourne, South Australia. It is visible over the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

This eclipse is important for you if you have planets or points at around 20 degrees of Cancer and Capricorn. People with 20 degrees of Aries or Libra in their personal horoscopes could notice some eclipse effects too.

Sunday 22nd July:

Here comes the Sun!

The Sun enters fiery Leo the Lion (and Lioness) – its radiant home sign today. The Sun in Leo is warm, loving, generous, creative and playful. The qualities of the Sun in astrology are magnified here in the Sun’s home sign.

Leo rules the fifth house of the natural zodiac – the house of children, creativity, speculation, and romance. Lurking in Leo’s shadows are bossiness, vanity, and brashness. But Leo rules the heart, and that’s what Sun in Leo asks us all to focus on.

‘Tonight the Super Trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
Smiling, having fun
Feeling like a number one’

From Abba’s ’Super Trouper’ lyrics (1980) by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus

Current planet patterns mean that the Sun is crackling with surprises, and the urge for freedom. Between 22nd and 25th July Uranus in early Taurus squares off with the Sun in Leo, symbolising sudden insights, unlikely infatuations, liberation, and brand-new circumstances.

By Friday, 27th July, there’s yet more electrifying energy as the Sun opposes Mars at the spectacular total lunar eclipse. It’s competitive, physical, and potentially aggressive.

So roll with the punches, and hold off on any binding decisions. What July and August’s events and news reveal could mean we need to make important adjustments, or feel free to change our minds more than once.

Thursday 26th July:

Slow Down for Summer

Mercury turns retrograde today at 23 degrees Leo. The planet of media, travel, communications and languages is backtracking until 19th August.

There’ll be more slow-downs and snarl-ups to negotiate during 2018’s summer holidays. Do leave extra time for travel, check everything twice, and – as always – take care of your cards and cash, especially when using online services.

At this point, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are all retrograde. In August, once Uranus turns back on the 7th, there will be six planets out of the classical ten used in traditional astrology travelling in retrograde motion. Most of us will feel this slow down, and experience a few blasts from the past.

The big cosmic message for this phase is – try not rush, and aim to deal with – or park – any frustrations before they erupt into messy tantrums. Looking back over the year, or your ongoing dreams and projects, will be fulfilling and productive in the end.

Slowing down can be a beautiful, life-affirming thing to do. It allows us to be in the moment, to notice precious, fleeting details, to connect with the source of life, love, and creativity – and each other. This big retrograde season has a purpose beyond being annoying – ‘busyness’ doesn’t always bring happiness, or the results we’re aiming for.

Friday 27th July:

A Dramatic Weekend

Between Friday 27th and Tuesday 31st July the mighty Red Planet, Mars, is at its closest approach to Earth until 2020. It’s visible in the night sky, all night long.

Veteran astrologer Richard Nolle calls this close approach Mars Max – a time when Mars is just, well, more Martian.

He writes – “..all things pertaining to Mars loom larger and larger in human experience during this period: haste, heat, fire, danger, belligerence and conflict…..Not all of this happens with malice of forethought mind you. Recklessness, haste, and inattention can easily cause just as many fires, crashes, clashes and explosions.”

Mars has been drawing ever closer to us here on Earth this spring and early summer. Once it reaches its closest approach, it gradually begins to fade in our skies as it moves away. However, Mars doesn’t leave the battlefield swiftly and we can expect this edgy phase to resonate on into September.

Meanwhile, as the July temperature rises – literally or metaphorically – Mars could noticeably impact on your own horoscope if you have planets in the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius at around 4 degrees. There’s high, hot energy – it’s punchy.

There’s more about Mars retrograde in the Cosmic Weather for June. Basically, it can be a terrible time to confront others, but a positive time to review your actions or projects.

We’ll all be more aware of the energy of Mars this summer, and many people will be inclined to act on impulse, or be on a rather short fuse.

The astrology is:

Mars in Aquarius opposes the Sun in Leo on 26th-27th July

Mars in Aquarius, and late Capricorn, squares Uranus in Taurus 24th July – 25th September – do take it easy everyone.

And then, to round off the month, there’s this little firecracker…..

Friday, 27th July – Saturday 28th July:

Moon Madness: Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse at 4 degrees Aquarius

The Blood Moon of July’s total lunar eclipse in Aquarius is widely visible, weather permitting.

We can watch it in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. Totality is a whopping 103 minutes. The whole show, from the first shadowy ‘bite’ out of the Moon’s silver disc, goes on much longer. This eclipse will have a real, lasting impact on our collective emotions. It is volatile, for it’s aligned with warrior Mars.

The eclipse and its themes are re-energised towards the end of September, when Mars returns to this degree of Aquarius, a degree that is now super-sensitive.

Aquarian themes illuminated by this energetic eclipse include technology, electricity, humanitarian organisations and groups, inventive epiphanies, rebellions and upheavals. There may be spectacular electrical storms or outages. People could be in the mood to call a strike or join a mass protest.

The Witches Current Moon Phase for July 2

Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 84%

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

PHASE DETAILS FOR – MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018
Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 84%
Moon Age: 18.61 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 402,288.03 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,097,844.80 km

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Supermoon Coming July 12

What Is a Supermoon and When Is the Next One?
When the Full Moon occurs during the Moon’s closest approach to Earth, its perigee, it appears larger and brighter in the sky. This phenomenon is often called a supermoon.

A New Moon at perigee is also often referred to as a supermoon. However, this event usually garners less attention because a New Moon is invisible from Earth.

Perigee and Apogee
The Moon’s orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to Earth than the other. As a result, the distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year. On average, the distance is about 382,900 kilometers (238,000 miles).

The point on the Moon’s orbit closest to Earth is called the perigee and the point farthest away is the apogee.

Super Full Moon and Super New Moon
When a Full Moon takes place when the Moon is near its closest approach to Earth, it is called a Super Full Moon. When there is a New Moon around the closest point to Earth, it is known as a Super New Moon.

A Micromoon, on the other hand, is when a Full or a New Moon is near its farthest point from Earth, around apogee. It’s also known as a Minimoon, Mini Full Moon, or a Mini New Moon.

Not an Official Name
Supermoon is not an official astronomical term. It was first coined by an astrologer, Richard Nolle, in 1979. He defined it as ‘a New or a Full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in its orbit’. It is not clear why he chose the 90% cut off in his definition.

Supermoon Definition
There are no official rules as to how close or far the Moon must be to qualify as a Supermoon or a Micro Moon. Different outlets use different definitions. Due to this, a Full Moon classified as a Supermoon by one source may not qualify as a Super Full Moon by another.

The following definitions are used at timeanddate.com:
Supermoon: A Full or New Moon that occurs when the center of the Moon is less than 360,000 kilometers (ca. 223,694 miles) from the center of Earth.
Micromoon: A Full Moon or New Moon that takes place when the center of the Moon is farther than 405,000 kilometers (ca. 251,655 miles) from the center of Earth.
A Super Full Moon’s angular size is 12.5%–14.1% bigger than a Micro Full Moon, and 5.9%–6.9% bigger than an average Full Moon (in years 1550–2650).

Technical Name: Perigee-syzygy
The technical term for a Supermoon is perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. In astronomy, the term syzygy refers to the straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies. Another name is perigee Full Moon.

When the Moon is close to the lunar nodes of its path during a syzygy, it causes a total solar eclipse or a total lunar eclipse

Looks Bigger and Brighter
Because it’s so close to Earth, a Super Full Moon also looks about 30% brighter than a Micro Full Moon and about 16% brighter than an average Full Moon.

The Supermoon on November 14, 2016, was the closest since January 26, 1948. The next time a Full Moon will come even closer to Earth is on November 25, 2034 (dates based on UTC time).

Moon Illusion: Best at Moonrise and Moonset
The best time to enjoy a Super Full Moon, or any other Full Moon, is just after moonrise, when the Moon is close to the horizon. Just before moonset is also a good time.

When the Full Moon is low, it looks bigger and brighter than when it’s higher up in the sky. This is called the Moon illusion, and actually makes more of a difference to what it looks like than the real boost you get from it being a bit closer to Earth.

Higher Tides at Supermoon
The greatest difference between high and low tide is around Full Moon and New Moon. During these Moon phases, the gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun combine to pull the ocean’s water in the same direction. These tides are known as spring tides or king tides.

Supermoons lead to around 5 cm (2 inches) larger variation than regular spring tides, called perigean spring tides.

The tidal range is smallest during the two Quarter Moons, known as neaps or neap tide.

Natural Disaster Trigger?
Although the Sun and the Moon’s alignment cause a small increase in tectonic activity, the effects of the Supermoon on Earth are minor. Many scientists have conducted studies, and they haven’t found anything significant that can link the Super Moon to natural disasters.

According to NASA, the combination of the Moon being at its closest and at Full Moon, should not affect the internal energy balance of the Earth since there are lunar tides every day.

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