Till tomorrow, my sweets……

Shoot the Bull Chat

Saturday, August 4th

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. central time

Where, where else, The WOTC Chatroom!

Be there or miss the bull, lol!

The Witches Daily Divination Journal for August 2nd

The Witches Daily Divination Journal for August 2nd

Your Daily Tarot Card for Today

Six of Swords










The Six of this suit has generally been associated with the objectivity of scientific method, employed through the generations to sift fact from superstition, build facts into theories, and theories into laws which we can trust and use to improve our lives. One early title for this card was The Navigator — one who has learned enough about the relation between the Earth and the heavens to be able to set a course across trackless oceans and arrive at a chosen spot on distant shores.

At the time of the first Tarot decks, this skill was considered akin to magic, so few were the individuals who understood the principles involved. So the person who draws this card is being typified as a person with special knowledge, an insight into sophisticated techniques that may be powerful enough to effect a rescue in a dangerous time. Other related titles that are common to this card are The Path (out of danger) and The Way Through.

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Your Love Tarot Card

The Devil











Do you feel caught between the ‘Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?’ This card represents insight and ability to rise above and to surmount obstacles in the way of love. The chains that bind the couple on the Tarot card are loose and symbolic of the ability to slip away if they want to. In this light, they are self-imposed limitations. Break free today if this sounds like your situation.


Your Erotic Tarot Card

The Sun











The Sun card shows that you may be feeling a little exposed and vulnerable as parts of your sex life are illuminated, but there is also an overwhelming feeling of warmth and positivity. Once you get over those self-conscious feelings, a wave of self-confidence replaces your fears. No one is out of your reach when the Sun is shining down on you. Embrace your power and don’t be afraid to get naked both emotionally and physically!


Your Influences for Thursday, August 2


Tarot Influence

The Seven of Wands

Courage will bring victory. Success seems certain











Astrological Influence


Capricorn denotes a drive to succeed through a pragmatic approach to life











Element Influence

Earth Reversed

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










Your Daily Rune for Thursday, August 2


(or Elhaz)

“Al-jiz” – Literally: “Elk” – Esoteric: Protection, Highe

Energy: protective teaching force, the divine plan, Valkyries

Mundane: protection, safety, spirituality

Divinations: Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life, protection; or hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of the divine link, fear.

Strengthening of hamingja (personal gravity, ‘luck’) and life force through courageous deeds
Mystical and religious communication with non-human sentient beings
Communication with other worlds, especially Asgard
Receiving instruction on the magical potential of the runes
Banishing the fear of death



Your Karmic Number for Thursday, August 2


The number 4 means that you are building a strong foundation for your new ventures. Good job! Keep going – build the frame, put up the walls, roof, and seed the yard. It may not be an actual building you are working on, but the structure for your goals is becoming a reality. Taking the time, step by step, means that you have a foundation, protection, and beauty. Use strong people and resources so that you don’t have to rebuild from scratch. In time, you will have a sturdy place to call your own.


The Wisdom of Buddha

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.

Earth Sky News for August 2nd: Arc to Arcturus and spike Spica


Tonight, or any night in the coming month or two, you can rely on the Big Dipper to star-hop to the bright stars Arcturusand Spica. Just remember this mnemonic: follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike to Spica.

As late summer and autumn come to the Northern Hemisphere, the Big Dipper is found fairly high up in the northwest sky at nightfall. From middle-to-far northern latitudes, the Dipper is easy to spot in the August evening sky. It’s tougher from the Northern Hemisphere tropics, where the Big Dipper sits lower in the sky as darkness falls and swings beneath the horizon relatively early in the evening.

Meanwhile, the Big Dipper isn’t visible from far southerly latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere at nightfall, because it’s below the horizon from that part of the world.

Luckily, in August 2018, you don’t need the Big Dipper to find Spica at nightfall and early evening. Just look westward as darkness falls and you can’t miss the dazzling planet Venus – the brightest starlike object in the evening sky. Then note the king planet Jupiter. From northerly latitudes, Jupiter is in the southwest at nightfall. From the Southern Hemisphere, it’s closer to overhead as darkness falls.

All month long, look for Spica in between Venus and Jupiter. Although Spica ranks as 1st-magnitude star, it’s nowhere as brilliant as Venus or Jupiter. Day by day, watch for Venus to move closer and closer to Spica on the sky’s dome. By September 1, 2018, Venus and Spica will actually be in conjunction.

The Big Dipper may not be visible from the Southern Hemisphere, but it’ll actually be easier to view Venus and Spica from southerly latitudes. That’s because Venus and Spica stay out longer after sunset than they do in the Northern Hemisphere.

Arcturus should be fairly easy to view from the Southern Hemisphere as well. Look for this brilliant yellow-orange star in your northwest sky at nightfall and early evening.

Bottom line: Identify the star Spica between the brilliant planets Venus and Jupiter. Then use this identification to confirm the handy skywatching mnemonic “follow the arc to Arcturus and drive a spike to Spica.”

Bruce McClure has served as lead writer for EarthSky’s popular Tonight pages since 2004. He’s a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial navigation certificate through the School of Ocean Sailing and Navigation. He also writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around his home in upstate New York.
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A Little Humor for Your Day


Remember for all your magickal needs, think Magickal Necessities….

“Because Momma needs to furnish our new home”




A Short Introduction to Celtic/Druid Ogham or Ogma Alphabet and How to Use it For Divination

The Celtic’s used a writing system called Ogham or sometimes spelled Ogma which dates hundreds of years BCE (Before the Current Era). Most of the time the credit for the alphabets origins are given to the Druid Priests. As only they could read the meanings of the “Ogham Staves” when they were thrown. The Ogham alphabet consists of 25 different symbols which in turn are associated with specific trees or shrubs.

The alphabet can either be written vertically or horizontally but the actual marking for the symbol or letter always appears on the same side and location on the straight line that all the symbols/letter stem off of.

The Ogham Staves are used as a form of divination. You can use them the same as you would Runes or Tarot cards. To make Ogham Staves they should be craved into a piece of the tree or shrub they are associated with, all 25 pieces of wood should be the exact same length and when possible diameter.

How to use the staves is simple you hold them together in both hands, and roll them on your palms while you ask your question of them (be sure to keep your question clear and concise). When you feel it is time and with the question firmly fixed in your mind you let the staves drop from about 4 to 6 inches off the ground. Those closest to you are the future, the middle ones are for the present, and those furthest away are read for the past which led up to the present which will lead into the future.

Here is a picture of the alphabet writing, name of symbol/letter, and which tree or shrub is associated to it:

Other examples of the alphabet:

Here is are the symbols/letters on the tree or shrub they are associated with:

This is the first in a series of posts on the use and meanings of the Ogham alphabet and staves. I will also be posting an Ogham Symbol for the day starting Monday, August 13th both on here and on WOTC.

If you have questions about this topic please write to LAdy Beltane at covenlifescoven@gmail.com Please put Ogham Question in the “Subject line”


Zodiac signs – dates and meanings

Zodiac signs – dates and meanings


Things to know about zodiac signs

There are twelve different zodiac signs, each with a planet that relates to the sign. The twelve zodiac signs are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. The planets that they relate to, in order, are: Mars, Venus, Mercury, the Moon, the Sun, Merurcy, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Saturn, and Jupiter.

Each of these signs are said to affect a person on a daily basis, as well as possibly even have some sort of relation to the way the person’s entire life turns out and even his or her personality! While a lot of people want to just say it’s superstitious and fake, the truth of the matter is that a lot of the information that is written about the zodiac signs ends up being true in some form or another. Because of that, they are also called horoscope signs, and people all over the world try to Google information about their zodiac sign’s horoscope to see what is in store for them for the day or year.

The general idea about the zodiac signs is that each person’s personality and destiny is affected by whatever planet he or she is ruled by. For example, Gemini are noted to be very lucky and friendly people, as well as being calm and collected. This is accredited with being ruled by Mercury. Likewise, Scorpio are noted to be very aggressive, both in their pursuits in live and in their sexual lives. This is accredited with being ruled by Mars being a very hot planet that is run by the element of fire. Whether or not anyone can say for certain that any of it is true, if you look at the people of these and other Zodiac signs, you’ll find that there are some extremely uncanny similarities to what is noted in the horoscopes about them.

While some people like to read the 2019 horoscope signs as a way to have a bit of fun, there are others out there that base their entire philosophy about what is said about their zodiac sign. As a personal example, I have a friend who will not leave her house without first reading what her horoscope for the day is, and she tends to look for any sign that makes what she reads in her horoscope true. Not only will she not even leave the house without reading her horoscope, but she will also immediately find out information about it for the year as soon as the new year has come around. While most people would see this as odd or weird, she has faced a lot of truth that has come with what has been said in her horoscope about her Zodiac sign, and has even based a lot of her major life decisions on them as well without even thinking twice.

So, whether or not you believe the information about your Zodiac sign will control the direction that your life takes, at the very least, you can have a bit of fun by seeing the similarities that your life has to what your horoscope says about it.

The Babylonians were the first interested in the connection between the date of birth, the position of stars and the destiny of the new born.
The Babylonian priests divided the sky in 12 zones, each corresponding to a month of the year. The Sun is the main element of the horoscope. Depending of its position, we can analyze the stars and the influence they have upon the subject.

Initially, the Babylonians established 13 zodiac signs. Those born between the 29th of November and 17th of December were considered part of the Snake zodiac sign. In time, they gave up the thirteenth zodiac sign. We are presenting you the 12 zodiac signs and their interpretation.

Aries, March 21 – April 20

The Aries natives are brave, pathfinders, people who are open to new, innovative things. The children born in this zodiac sign succeed in life, they are enterprising, they know the value of money and are successful in business. The Aries natives succeed in life through their own effort. The people born under this zodiac sign are in need of great attention and love.

Taurus, April 21 – May 20

Security and stability are the first measures taken by those born under this zodiac sign. The Taurus native is possessive, loyal and knows the value of material things.

Gemini, May 22 – June 21

They are fickle, positive and masculine. Cain and Abel are the representative figures of this zodiac sign, respectively, the good and the evil. Gemini natives have a switching energy from good to evil.

Cancer, June 22 – July 23

For those born in this zodiac sign, the family, the tradition and the roots are very important. The Cancer natives assimilate information very fast, they are sensitive and have a high artistic potential.

Leo, July 23 – August 23

The Leo natives are noble, proud, they want to hear gratitude for their actions. Their work is towards greatness, grandeur. They live with the impression of an eternal stability, but things are far from that. They risk to stray away from their goals.

Virgo, August 24 – September 22

Nothing escapes the sight of those born under this zodiac sign. Their main characteristics are order, criticism and analysis. The people surrounding them are a priority for the Virgo natives, because they are necessary in order to achieve their goals.

They have a big mobility and analysis capacity, they can be motivated, but they can’t be forced into submission. They are perfectionists and, usually, they are celibate.

Libra, September 23 – October 23

The natives born under this zodiac sign are reparative. They have the capacity to analyze, to measure, to answer other people questions, they are good psychologists, and they have the ability to communicate fast.

Scorpio, October 24 – November 22

The Scorpio constellation offers the native a subtle spirit, cunning, convincing, prolific, mobile, capricious, dreamy, poetical, often religious. Their will is strong, decisive and persevernt. Their character is full of passion, active, warlike, irascible, rough and sometimes violent.

Sagittarius, November 23 – December 22

Dual, positive, masculine. Spirituality, religion, tourism, travelling, cars, literature, liberal careers are just few of the characteristics of this zodiac sign.
Enthusiasm is scarified.

All that matters is the ideal. The spiritual and moral laws are governing this zodiac sign.
Sagittarius natives have vision and they are in a constant search. They have faith in their own strength and they protect their family of any upcoming evil.

Capricorn, December 22 – January 20

People born under this zodiac sign are ambitious, good politicians and managers. They are individualistic, everything they achieve is obtained through individual work.
Capricorn natives are cold, insensitive and conservators. In general, the Capricorn natives will achieve their goals regardless of the path they have taken. At the end of the road, they wish to be appointed leaders, but, beware… there is also another possibility: not to be.

Aquarius, January 21 – February 18

The Aquarius native express liberation, fight, insurgent, free spirit. They are the true leaders of the world, they create social movements, they are eccentric, unique and they overcome any social frontiers.
They are humanitarian and their politics are accomplished with the help of the masses. They are altruists.

Pisces, February 19 – March 20

Water, duality, feminine sign. They are good psychologists, priests, educators. The Pisces natives consider the world as being made up of mentalities and feelings. The Pisces natives have no faith in themselves, they are emotional and impersonal people.


Horoscope 2018

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Thursday, August 2nd

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Thursday, August 2nd


This is a good point in the Cosmic Calendar to remember that celestial alignments on one day don’t just disappear 24 hours later. Instead, they remain potently influencing humanity on the subliminal levels of consciousness. Therefore, the Vesta, Chiron and Mars-Uranus energies unleashed on Wednesday are still reverberating around the globe. Love vibrations increase in frequency — courtesy of a lunar parallel with alchemical goddess Venus (10:30am). Utilize the magical charms emanating from this friend-attracting and money-magnifying celestial orb to the hilt. Even though Mercury remains in reverse until August 18, a lunar trine to this key planet of communications, literary and educational endeavors (7:53pm) brings illumination to your thought process. At the same time, a void lunar uncertainty zone begins that continues until Taurus moon begins at 12:52pm tomorrow. During this long 17 hour void lunar time-span, it is wise to finish old business while avoiding the launch of any new, bold plans.

[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.

Originally published on Astrology.com

August 2018 Astrology & Numerology forecast

Thank heavens for August energy!

We’re still steeped in eclipse season, so there’s some intensity in the air. Yet, you’ll be happy to know there is some light on the horizon.

Here comes the Sun!

We’re in the fiery sun sign of Leo until August 23rd. This sign is ruled by the Sun, bringing some much needed brightness to our lives. You’ll begin to feel this healing energy as you break through old patterns that have been weighing you down, and seeing your life in a whole new light.

In Numerology, August 2018 is a 19 Universal Month – a number of new beginnings and transformation. It’s also the Sun card in the tarot.

You’ll also experience an enlightening, uplifting Solar Eclipse on August 11th. 11 is the number of Illumination and Light. This powerful Supermoon New Moon Solar Eclipse is in Leo. This is a potent day to reconnect with your personal power so you can remember what a bright light you truly are.

Relax and reflect

We also have five planets in retrograde this month! So, even though it’s a time of beginnings, you’ll also need to SLOW DOWN.

In this month’s forecast, I show you how to navigate these seemingly conflicting energies with ease and grace.

Love and lion hugs,

August 2018 Energy Report

August 2018 Energy Report

August is here and we get a small break from the roller coaster energy of July. August’s themes are action, alignment, and awareness – you could call this your A-list as you use this month’s energy to explore new potentials that have opened up with July’s eclipses. The choices we made in July come to fruition in August. There is still heavy energy activity and one more eclipse in the cycle but overall, it’s a great month to consider implementing any changes you have been considering and taking your first steps towards them. We are creating new 5D timelines that are acting as 3D disruptors and separating from 3D density, it’s all part of the ongoing opportunity to choose our energy path.

The first aspect of August is the name, which is derived from the Roman word ‘augustus’ which means sacred, magnificent, and noble. Roman emperors’ names included ‘Augustus’ as a mark of honor and to describe their power and omnipotence. It’s also the month of Leo, the lion, king of the jungle and ruled by the sun, our bright star whose light is essential to life on the planet. Consider all of this to understand why this is such a pivotal month in a mastery year.

August is also the 8 month of the year. In this 11 year the overall energy of this month is a 10 or 1, beginnings and fresh starts. July’s 9 energy was all about endings and completion, which is why it was so tough and the eclipses were quite challenging. We have a 9 year every 9 years, so think back to 2009 to see what has been completing for you.

Now let’s talk about choices and the energies of August because this is where ‘the wheat gets separated from the chaff’, to quote the Bible. The wheat is the part that is edible, the chaff is the inedible hard shell that is thrown away. The choices we made in July, whether they were conscious or unconscious, revealed whether we are ready for the next steps and new potentials that August will contain. And whether we are or not doesn’t matter, it is a reflection on our own journey, energetic frequency, where we are on our ascension path, and our soul mission.

If you had experiences similar to mine, you saw that in the way people interpreted your words and actions to suit their belief systems. When they didn’t mesh, you were attacked because your beliefs were different. This is an example of the turning point and the 5D timelines that represent fully integrated 3D/5D energy that can no longer co-exist with the dense 3D energy. This separates out in August and it means that we have to become greater light beacons and examples of the light as we turn towards our own joy and fulfillment and let others use the tools and information we have shared with them to decide what they want to do. We cannot be fulfilled when we are trying to live in someone else’s comfort zone.

If you struggled with July’s eclipses there is one more in August, a new moon solar eclipse on the 11th which expresses the 5D energy of Aquarius, with a theme of  community, cooperation, and connection. We’re coming together as the collective family of humanity as we focus on the kind of world we want to live in. Everyone wants the same basic things, to have a good life, raise their children, to be happy, and to live in peace. This is the 5D Leo/Aquarius theme and it’s no longer a passing thought, it has become a global demand that is being shared and promoted by everyone around the world thanks to the connection and reach afforded by the internet and social media.

This is the end of the sovereign or ruler, and the beginning of sovereignty, where we are self ruling and self aware. Energetic sovereignty, being in full control of the flows and movement of our own energy, is our objective and we are working towards that with great success. We do not want or need to be controlled or manipulated, which happens when we give our power to others. We can co-exist in peace and harmony now, to create the joy-filled, peaceful world we want to live in.

Mercury is retrograde all month, so watch those communications, travel delays, and even lost items. I lost my keys last weekend and they suddenly turned up today, in a place where I know I did not put them. I’m not asking any questions because I am glad to have my keys back but it was a reminder to me to pay attention to where I put important items. It goes direct on the 17th, while the shadow period extends to September 2.

As I mentioned in last month’s Energy Report, Mars is still retrograde and goes direct at the end of August. This happens every 2 years but it can have a damping effect on our plans and energy, a little like trying to drive your car with the emergency brake on. It still moves but not as smoothly as it does when the brake is not engaged. If you’re an Aries you will feel this the most because Mars rules your sign but it impacts everyone, especially since Mercury is also retrograde at the same time. We can take considered action in these times, paying attention to how our actions fit within our intentions and the desired outcomes we have for our lives.

In so much of our lives and actions we tend to live on autopilot, not paying close attention to what is happening until we do something like misplace our keys or an important letter or email gets lost, or we forget an appointment. Then we have to re-consider our actions and pay attention to what we are doing. That is the blessing of Mercury retrograde although it can create quite a lot of chaos and disruption.

With all of the focus on corruption in government lately, and other vile acts committed against people and especially children by the secret groups in power, what happens in the next few months and especially when Pluto goes direct in October is going to be a major turning point. This will culminate in the Saturn/Pluto conjunction of 2020 but that energy is building now. When the will of the people and spiritual principles that govern the foundation of humanity are usurped by power, corruption, domination, and greed, the days of reckoning eventually arrive and hard truths must be revealed and acknowledged so they can be changed. Be aware of what you hear about in coming months, as it may be quite shocking.

Also, when Jupiter enters its own sign of Sagittarius, in November, truth bombs are going to fly. Spiritual awareness and corruption cannot occupy the same energetic space. As we become more spiritually aware we reject what is not aligned with higher frequencies. We are also becoming multi-dimensional as we move from polarity to duality, from separation to connection, and from competition to collaboration, community, and cooperation.

This is why our choices are so important now and the August turning point is an energetic accounting of where we choose to stand, what we align with, what our intentions are, what we choose to be aware of, and most importantly, what we commit to in our own lives. We cannot receive energy of a higher frequency than we can embody within our belief system. This message will be repeated through the rest of 2018.

There are many beneficial aspects to the month of August, just remember that beneficial doesn’t always mean good, easy, or fun. What expands our awareness and allows us to increase our energetic capacity is beneficial, and that can sometimes arrive in the form of difficult information that challenges our existing beliefs to the core. It doesn’t mean that what we have done until this moment was wrong but it’s time for a re-think and to consider making some changes.

The best way to use the ‘august’ energies of August is to set daily intentions about the kind of energy you want in your life, how you want your reality to be, and put your energy towards those outcomes. Don’t get distracted by what others do or say, stay in your own energy lane. The infinite energy of the symbol for the number 8 has to be bounded by intention otherwise it gets scattered in non-useful directions. These are powerful times and the ascension cycle is upleveling everyone to new heights of awareness so we can embrace our divinity within every cell of our humanity and learn to soar gracefully into new energies and potentials.

The Witches Magickal Journal for Thursday, August 2nd

The Witches Magickal Journal for Thursday, August 2nd

Today is Thursday, August 2nd

Thursday is the day of the planet Jupiter, dedicated to Thunor(Thor), God of thunder and agricultural work. His parallels in various European traditions are Zeus, Taranis, Perun, Perkunas and St. Olaf. The faith of the Northern Tradition holds Thursday sacred, just as Islam reveres Friday, Judaism the Sabbath(calculated from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday), and Christianity, Sunday. This is why almost all adages about Thursday are positve, such as “Thursday’s child has far to go,” “Sneeze on Thursday, something better,” or “Cut nails on Thursday for wealth.” Thursday rules controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being and material success.

Deity: Thor

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn/Pisces/Sagittarius

Planet: Mercury

Tree: Oak

Herb: Henbane

Stone: Turquoise/Bloodstone/Topaz

Animal: Fish/Goat/Aurochs

Element: Fire

Color: Brown/White/Orange

Number: 3

Rune: Thorn


Celtic Tree Month of Tinne (Holly) (July 8 – August 4)

The Runic Half Month of Thorn (July 29 – August 12)

Goddess of the Month of Kerea (July 11 -August 8)



The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

The Pagan Book of Days for Thursday, August 2nd

The anniversary of the death of the second Norman king of England, William II Rufus, killed by an archer in the New Forest in 1100. Many Pagans believe that he, along with other “sacred” kings who died violently on days close to the cross-quarter days, such as Olaf of Norway, were victims of the tradition of sacrificial kingship.


The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

The Goddess Book of Days for August 2nd

Costa Rican Fiesta of Our Lady of Angels, a Black Madonna. She is Tonantzin, Coatlique, Isis, Yemaya, Kwan Yin, Oshun, Erzulie, Mary, Guadualupe, and Maya. Saoka is the Goddess of the second day of the Moon/month.


The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

Thursday: When the hammer is smashing up the skies

And we have just arrived to Thursday, named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder. He travels through the heavens in a charriot, wearing a special belt and iron gloves which give him extra strength to lift his giant hammer.

Romance languages based their fifth day’s name upon the Latin Dies Iovis, meaning the Day of Jupiter (jueves in Spanish, jeudi in French, giovedi in Italian). Jupiter was a chief Roman god, the god of laws and social order. His attribute was a thunderbolt.


Thursday’s Conjuring


Thursday – is associated with Jupiter

Candle colors – Green, Purple, Orange, or Blue

Business, Gambling, Power, Material Wealth, Luck, Road Opening


Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies
Starr Casas

Thursday’s Magick

Thursday – is associated with Jupiter, dedicated to Thunor (Thor), God of thunder and agricultural work.

Candle colors – Green, Purple, Orange, or Blue

Thursday rules controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being and material success.


Thursday Adages

“Sneeze on Thursday, something better”
“Cut nails on Thursday for wealth”
“Thursday’s child has far to go.”

The Magickal Day of Thursday

Thursday is a day of royal blues and greens, associated with the planet Jupiter and metals like tin. When it comes to deities, look at leader type gods like Thor, Zeus, and Jupiter. Gemstone correspondences for Thursday include turquoise, amethyst and lapis lazuli, and plant associations can be found in honeysuckle, cinquefoil, and even oak trees.

This is a day for honor, fealty and family loyalty, as well as harvesting, success, and prosperity. Take advantage of Thursday’s different aspects and do spellwork that brings abundance to you, declares your allegiance, and embraces prosperity.


Patti Wigington
Published on ThoughtCo

The Witches Guide to Thursdays


Today is the day for prosperity work of all kinds. It can also be used for healing work, whether that is a physical healing of an illness or an emotional healing. Also remember that you have to follow up your healing work and prosperity magick and physical action.

I can’t tell you the number of times I have met new witches who complain to me that their prosperity spell or “I need a better job” spell did not work as they expected. They’ll ramble on and on about how much time and money they spent working their magick….but, alas, they had no glorious manifestation of wealth or fabulous job that suddenly dropped out of the sky and landed in their laps.

Then, when I gently ask them, “Did you enchant your resume or application when you filled it out? Did you do a little confidence-boosting spellwork when you went to apply for the job or went to the interview?” typically they give me a blank, confused stare.

Nine times out of ten, their response is, “You mean I have to go out and actually look for the job too?” Um, yes, my dear, you certainly do. Magick follows the path of least resistance, which means it’s going to manifest along the simplest, quickest route. Get out there and hit the pavement. See what you can find. Times are tough and competition for good jobs is fierce, so you need whatever edge you can get. For folks like us, we’re going to get the edge by using our magick and our spellcraft.

Thursdays have such a rich source of magick for us to draw upon that, honestly, the sky is the limit. This is the day associated with the gods of the sky and heavens, after all. Get to know these deities and add their wisdom and magick into your days


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

The Witches Honey-Do List for Thursdays


Try wearing some honeysuckle-scented perfume to encourage prosperity. Bewitch someone by wearing deep royal blue or brighten up a dreary day by wearing lucky, prosperity-drawing green. Brew up a pot of mint tea to help increase your cash flow. Try adding a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon to an unscented candle to encourage some fast cash. Bake up a loaf of wheat bread for the family, and celebrate abundance and be thankful for all that you have.

Conjure up a witchy craft and create a philter or two for your magickal needs. Work with the deities and the magickal plants corresponding with Thursday.

How did the energies of the plants of Jupiter enhance your magick? What did you learn by working with Juno, Jove, or Zeus? The truth is that by adding these new techniques and information into your spellcasting repertoire, you will indeed advance your skills, thereby moving up in the ranks to become a more adept magickal practitioner

Just by believing in yourself and working toward creating abundance, health, and prosperity, you have already begun to transform your outlook on life. Put your game face on; think positively. Work with Thor for perseverance and courage, and apply those qualities to your own prosperity spells and healing witchery. Break out the tarot cards; How could you incorporate that symbolism into other spells of your own design?

Use your imagination, check Thursday’s correspondence list, and see what other bewitching things you can conjure up for prosperity magick all by yourself. Call on the gods and goddess of Thursday and bring some positive change, abundance, health, and prosperity into your life!


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

The Witches Almanac for Thursday, August 2nd

Porcingula (Pecos)

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Aries

Incense: Myrrh

Color: Turquoise


About the Waning Moon

When the Moon is no longer full, but it hasn’t reached a quarter moon – i.e. when it’s half illuminated from our perspective – we say that it’s a Waning Gibbous Moon. This is the exact reverse of a Waxing Gibbous Moon, when the Moon is increasing in brightness from a New Moon to a Full Moon.

This is followed by a Third Quarter (or last quarter) Moon. During this period, 50% of the Moon’s disc will be illuminated (left side in the northern hemisphere, and the right in the southern), which is the opposite of how it would appear during a First Quarter. These phases are often referred to as a “Half Moon”, since half the disc is illuminated at the time.

Finally, a Waning Crescent is when the Moon appears as a sliver in the night sky, where between 49–1% of one side is illuminated after a Full Moon (again, left in the northern hemisphere, right in the southern). This is the opposite of a Waxing Crescent, when 1-49% of the other wide is illuminated before it reaches a Full Moon.

Even today, thousands of years later, human beings still look up at the Moon and are inspired by what they see. Not only have we explored Earth’s only satellite with robotic missions, but even crewed missions have been there and taken samples directly from the surface. And yet, it still possesses enough mystery to keep us inspired and guessing.

by Matt Williams
Published on Universe Today

Correspondences for Thursday, August 2

Thursday (Thor’s day)

Planet: Jupiter

Colors: Purple, Deep Blue

Crystals: Amethyst, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Tin

Aroma: Melissa, Clove, Oakmoss, Jupiter Oil, Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage

Herb: Cinquefoil Ruled by the planet Jupiter and dedicated to Thor, god of thunder and agricultural work. His parallels in various European Traditions include Zeus, Taranis, Perun, and Perkunas.

Magical aspects: controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being, material success, expansion, money/wealth, prosperity, leadership, and generosity.

Thursday is the day of Jupiter, the largest of the planets and said to be the most powerful. Spellcasters would be wise to use this day for attempting wealth, success and prosperity spells.

Thursday is also associated (in Greek mythology) to Thor – Thor’s day – and some even say that Jupiter and Thor are one in the same. Both are strong and powerful, yet wise and just. Try a small prayer to Jupiter before commencing any ritual on Thursday as a sign of respect. This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving luck, happiness, health, legal matters, male fertility, treasure, wealth, honour, riches, clothing, money, desires, business, group pursuits, joy, laughter, and expansion


Thursday Is Ruled By Jupiter

Thursday is a Jupiter day. Here is the day of the week for prosperity, abundance, and good health. Thursday is “Thor’s day.” This Norse god gave the day his name and many of his attributes, including strength and abundance. Some suggestions for Thursday enchantments would include: Wearing a regal and royal shade of blue to see how it affects your mood and your magic. Other colors for the day include purple and green

Carrying a turquoise tumbled stone in your pocket to draw a little protective and healing energy your way

Incorporating honeysuckle blossoms and cinquefoil foliage into prosperity charms

Calling on Thor for abundance, or on the Roman god Jupiter for the ability to peacefully referee a fight

Adding a few oak leaves—which are sacred to these Thursday gods—to your charms to see how much better your spell works out

Casting a charm with wheat stalks for prosperity, and calling on Juno Moneta to bring wealth into your life

Baking up some whole wheat bread and blessing it for abundance. Be sure to thank the gods for your family and your good health.


The Energy of Jupiter

Weekday ruled by Jupiter: Thursday

Lapis Lazuli

Herbs and Plants:

Magickal Intentions: Happiness, luck, health, legal matters, male fertility, treasure and wealth, honor, riches, leadership, public activity, power and success.

The Witches Magick for Thursday, August 2nd – Spell to Break a Binding Spell

Some binding spells can cause physical manifestations. You feel as if invisible strands of hair or thin strings are wrapped around you. You can’t see them but you can feel them and nothing you do can make that sensation stop. Here is a way to dispel a binding.

Cut a bit of your own hair and set it in a small bowl.

Light 3 candles, 1 red, 1 white and 1 green.

In a fire safe bowl or incense brazier, light a piece of charcoal and add some myrrh, patchouli and sandalwood incense (powdered kind not cone or stick)

Take a sterile needle or pin and prick your right index finger. Squeeze three drops of blood into the smoldering incense.
As you drop the hair onto the lit incense repeat these words:

With blood, candle and scent times three
No longer shall this binding be
Free to live and free to soar
Let me leave the house once more.
As I burn this hair, a part of me
Let my heart and soul be free!
And for those who doth cast despair
Binding me with sightless hair
I send to them this well-earned curse
Let their evil spell reverse!
Teach them mercy and love’s sweet gift
Once learned, this simple spell shall lift.
As is my will, so mote it be!

Let the incense burn out and scatter the ashes outside.

Lifting the binding spell should take care of the problem. Keep an eye on those around you. Someone who wished you ill will start to experience the torment they put you through. Once they understand that what they did was wrong, then the sensation will fade and they will be back to normal.

Spirit Message of the Day – As Above, So Below

Today’s Insight comes from A Traveler’s Guide to The Well Worn Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor.

As Above, So Below

“This concept has to do with mirroring. What has shown up in your life is a reflection of your beliefs, thoughts, words, and deeds. The concept of mirroring speaks directly about reflections that arive from cause and effect. Look at the cycles and patterns in your life, and see them as mirrors of your connection to the higher realms. It is time to look clearly at your life (beginning from within). By bringing any distortion into focus more clearly you can better understand your perception of the things around you.”

A Foundational Teaching

“There is an old saying that what people see as tragedy the gods see merely as divine play. Sometimes we feel that we are being subjected to unfairness, injustice, and victimization. At the time itis difficult for us to see that these feelings are our misunderstanding of the energy coming into our lives that is intended to help with our spiritual evolution. Therefore, what we perceive as reality is actually our distorted view of something clouded by our emotions, and is therefore beyond our immediate discernment.”

New witch Kate“That which is above is as that which is below. That which is within, is as that which is without.”

“This means that the material plane and the nonmaterial plane of existence reflect one another according to the nature of their energy. The material realm is like looking through frosted glass at what appears to be distorted on the other side. The image there appears to us like a pattern instead of the true form. Therefore we see only that which is suggestive of the reality beyond our full comprehension.”

Truly, the world above reflects the world below. The life we’re living today is past, present, and future at the same time. There is an interconnection between other worlds and ours. Reflect today upon what living within means to you in accordance to the laws of nature and spirit. It becomes obvious that the life we’re living, the words we’re talking, and the actions we are doing – becomes that which who we are – the inside and outside are indeed connected. The life you choose to live becomes the energy you radiate.

Originally published on Spiritblogger’s Blog

Home & Hearth Magick for Thursday, August 2


Thursday increase prosperity on this day, work toward expansion and moving up in the world.

Planetary Influences: Jupiter

Household Symbols: A dollar bill, coins, a paycheck stub, a picture of your home.

Color: Green and royal blue

Kitchen Spices: Sage and nutmeg


Cottage Witchery, Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Ellen Dugan

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days a Year for August 1 – 2

Old Lammas Eve, Festival of Lights, St. Clair

In some areas of England, Old Lammas Eve is the date for fairs and “handfast marriages” —trial unions in which either party is free to end after a year without the social stigma of divorce. It was also around this time that the crop fields were thrown open for Winter grazing.

The ancient Egyptian festival in honor of the Goddess Isis and her search for Osiris is commemorated on this day by a Festival of Lights. With the advent of Christianity, this day became the feast of Saint Clair.

I Am A Witch


When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a “Witch”.
When I stand up for those I love, they call me a Witch.
When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts, or do things my own way, they call me a Witch.
Being a witch entails raising my children to be strong people
Who have a solid sense of personal and social responsibility
Who are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in
Who love and respect themselves for the beautiful beings they are.
Being a witch means that I am free to be the wonderful creature I am,
With all my own intricacies, contradictions, quirks and beauty.
Being a witch means I won’t compromise what’s in my heart.
It means I live my life MY way. It means I won’t allow anyone to step on me.
When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak up against it, I am defined as a witch.
The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone else’s maid or when I act a little selfish.
I am proud to be a witch! It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won’t become anyone else’s idea of what they think I “should” be.
I am outspoken, opinionated and determined.
By Goddess, I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!
So, try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me. You won’t succeed.
And if that makes me a witch, so be it. I embrace the title and am proud to bear it. I love this, I can call myself a witch now and not feel bad about it!


— Sandi Thomas, Author

The Witches Astronomy Journal for Thursday, August 2nd

The Witches Astronomy Journal for Thursday, August 2nd

Custom Planetary Positions

August 02, 2018
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)


Sun: 10 Leo 13
Moon: 13 Aries 54
Mercury: 21 Leo 13 Rx
Venus: 25 Virgo 27
Mars: 02 Aquarius 26 Rx
Jupiter: 14 Scorpio 07
Saturn: 03 Capricorn 29 Rx
Uranus: 02 Taurus 33
Neptune: 16 Pisces 00 Rx
Pluto: 19 Capricorn 31 Rx

True Lunar Node: 05 Leo 52 Rx
Mean Lunar Node: 05 Leo 35 Rx

Chiron: 02 Aries 05 Rx
Ceres: 14 Virgo 39
Pallas: 12 Leo 14
Juno: 13 Taurus 42
Vesta: 22 Sagittarius 09

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Thursday, August 2nd

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 89.46° E
Sun Altitude: 29.55°
Sun Distance: 94.333 million mi
Next Equinox: Sep 22, 2018 8:54 pm (Autumnal)
Sunrise Today: 6:00 am↑ 67° East
Sunset Today: 8:00 pm↑ 293° Northwest
Length of Daylight: 14 hours


The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 245.83° WSW
Moon Altitude: 29.05°
Moon Distance: 243990 mi
Next New Moon: Aug 11, 20184:57 am
Next Full Moon: Aug 26, 20186:56 am
Next Moonset: Today11:17 am
Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 72.2%




Your Daily Astronomy for Thursday, August 2nd

The Moon spends the day in Aries, inspiring our sense of enterprise. We prefer to meet situations head-on. As much as we seek independence, the challenges of work or tensions related to our ambitions can wear us down tonight with the Moon’s square to Pluto. We have a stronger appreciation of the subtle layers of our interactions and for art, however, as the Sun and Neptune connect via a creative aspect, and we can feel inspired to create something meaningful.

The Moon is void from 10:52 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a trine to Mercury), until the Moon enters Taurus the next day, Friday, August 3rd, at 3:51 PM EDT.

The sky this week for August 2 to August 5

All eyes are on Mars this week. The Red Planet has finally reached its long-awaited opposition, and will remain a spectacular sight for naked-eye and telescopic observers alike.
By Richard Talcott

Thursday, August 2

Evenings this week are a great time to explore the constellation Sagittarius the Archer. This star group lies due south and at peak altitude between 10 and 11 p.m. local daylight time, well after the last vestiges of twilight have faded away. The brightest stars within the constellation form the shape of a teapot — a distinctive asterism once you’ve found it — though it’s misshapen this year with the presence of Saturn just north of these stars. The central regions of the Milky Way pass through Sagittarius, so it’s always worth exploring this area through binoculars or a telescope.

Friday, August 3

Although Jupiter reached opposition and peak visibility nearly three months ago, it remains a stunning sight from evening twilight until it sets around midnight local daylight time. Jupiter shines at magnitude –2.1 and dominates the southwestern sky as night falls. The gas giant resides among the background stars of Libra the Scales, 1.3° northwest of Zubenelgenubi (Alpha [α] Librae). If you view the planet through a telescope tonight, its disk spans 38″ and displays spectacular cloud-top detail. You’ll also see the gas giant’s four brightest moons. These are the biggest of Jupiter’s entourage of 79 satellites; this number grew by a dozen last week when astronomers announced their discovery of several more far-flung moons.


Thursday, August 2

Evenings this week are a great time to explore the constellation Sagittarius the Archer. This star group lies due south and at peak altitude between 10 and 11 p.m. local daylight time, well after the last vestiges of twilight have faded away. The brightest stars within the constellation form the shape of a teapot — a distinctive asterism once you’ve found it — though it’s misshapen this year with the presence of Saturn just north of these stars. The central regions of the Milky Way pass through Sagittarius, so it’s always worth exploring this area through binoculars or a telescope.

Friday, August 3

Although Jupiter reached opposition and peak visibility nearly three months ago, it remains a stunning sight from evening twilight until it sets around midnight local daylight time. Jupiter shines at magnitude –2.1 and dominates the southwestern sky as night falls. The gas giant resides among the background stars of Libra the Scales, 1.3° northwest of Zubenelgenubi (Alpha [α] Librae). If you view the planet through a telescope tonight, its disk spans 38″ and displays spectacular cloud-top detail. You’ll also see the gas giant’s four brightest moons. These are the biggest of Jupiter’s entourage of 79 satellites; this number grew by a dozen last week when astronomers announced their discovery of several more far-flung moons.


Astronomy Magazine

In the Sky This Month

The Moon rolls past one bright light after another this month, including the brilliant planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars. At the same time, two of the signature star patterns of summer, Scorpius and Sagittarius, roll low across the south. Scorpius really does look like a scorpion, while the brightest stars of Sagittarius, which represents a centaur holding a bow and arrow, form a wide teapot.

August 2: M4
The globular star cluster M4 stands close to the right of Antares, the bright orange star in the south as darkness falls. The cluster contains tens of thousands of stars, but you need binoculars to pick it out.

August 3: Pegasus
Pegasus, the flying horse, is in view in the east and northeast shortly after the sky gets completely dark. Look for the four stars forming the Great Square of Pegasus. The square is tilted as Pegasus rises, so it resembles a diamond.

August 4: 61 Cygni
61 Cygni, the first star to have its distance accurately measured, is in Cygnus, the swan, which is high in the east at nightfall. 61 Cygni is to the lower right of Deneb, the swan’s tail. Under dark skies, it’s just visible to the eye alone.

August 5: Moon and Aldebaran
The bull’s eye, represented by the star Aldebaran, follows the Moon as they climb the eastern sky in the wee hours of tomorrow morning. It is the bright orange star to the lower left of the Moon.

August 6: Star Clouds
The band of light that outlines the disk of the Milky Way galaxy is a rare sight. To see it, you need especially dark skies. And as luck would have it, there’s no moonlight for the next few evenings, although you still need to escape city lights.

August 7: Dark Clouds
The glowing band of the Milky Way is divided by a dark rift across its length. The rift consists of dense clouds of dust. The dust grains absorb the light from the stars behind them, making it look like there are almost no stars at all.

August 8: M11
The star cluster M11 is well up in the south this evening, in the constellation Scutum, the shield. Because its brightest stars resemble a flock of ducks, it’s also called the Wild Duck cluster. Through binoculars, it looks like a patch of mist.



Current Moon Phase for Thursday, August 2nd

Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 73%

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: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 73%
Moon Age: 19.93 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 389,449.67 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,806,866.97 km



Moon in Aries

We’re motivated by a strong desire to start fresh. A gut instinct to start something new is with us now, as well as the gumption to do so. Our pioneering impulses are strong, and we feel energetic, spontaneous, and enthusiastic. We may also be tactless and impulsive now. Excess energy is best channeled into physical activity.

The Moon in Aries generally favors the following activities: Quick actions that yield immediate results. Undertakings that involve the self and the personality. (Staying power may be lacking). Self-assertion, taking on challenges, beginning short-term projects.


Your Daily Planet Tracker for Thursday, August 2

The Moon in Aries: Bold, Fiery, Quick to React

August 1 – August 3, 2018

By Tarot.com Staff

In Astrology, the Moon is considered a planet — the fastest moving planet in the sky! The Moon changes zodiac sign every couple of days as it moves around the heavens which means each month the Moon goes through every sign during its lunar cycle.

When the Moon is in Aries
Regardless of what your Moon sign is, for a couple of days each month we are all affected by the transiting Aries Moon. While the Moon is in Aries, we all are a little bit faster to react. We’re all a little bit more intrigued by doing something we’ve never done before. We’re all a little bit more willing to take a risk or take a gamble by pushing into the unknown.

The weatherman may say rain, but expect some Sun to shoot through the clouds during this lunation. Aries Moon draws fire into the atmosphere, stimulating life force and vitality. You’re alive, filled with your own thoughts — it’s all about you today. Trouble is, everyone else is in the same place. Imagine a playing field with plenty of loose cannons. That’s the Aries Moon transit.

During this time, insensitive remarks can land at missile speed and detonate into conflicts. The good news is they’ll end just as quickly as they began. This Moon goes against teamwork, but it’s auspicious for personal challenges — compete against your own limits. What’s that mountain you’ve been wanting to climb? Be daring. Headaches, eyestrain or sinus difficulty imply troubling feelings have collected inside your head. Meet whatever you’ve been avoiding head-on.

Spontaneous Aries is about jumping in and taking risks without being overly concerned about the outcome. Don’t worry about commitment, and let discipline come naturally whenever it’s needed. In fact, allowing yourself to make mistakes provides the freedom required for new things to be discovered.

New Moon in Aries
When there’s a New Moon in Aries, a phase which happens in spring at the beginning of the astrological year when the Sun is in Aries, there’s no better time to take a new idea and put it into motion. We all feel like we’re at the beginning of a major cycle during the Aries New Moon. In a way, this is the time to think about the things in life that you want to explore, that you want to do, the seeds that you want to plant.

Full Moon in Aries
During the Full Moon in Aries, which happens in autumn when the Sun is in Libra, rather than wanting to plant the seeds, this is the time when we want to cultivate the energy, to harvest the seeds that we planted six months ago during the New Moon in Aries back in spring. So the Aries Full Moon is the time when those things that we started to do, that were brand new, are now either coming to fruition and working, or not. If the seeds we planted are working for us, we then have to cultivate the crop, we have to harvest — we have to do something with it. And if it’s not working, it’s time to let it go and to move on to something else.

If you were born with the Moon in Aries
You can calculate your Moon sign’s position in the zodiac (your natal Moon) if you know your exact birth time. While your astrological Sun sign represents your essential being, your Moon sign reflects your emotions, your intuition, and your instinctive responses.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and Aries energy is “initiating” energy — it’s the beginning of the astrological year and this sign is known for being bold, active, and extremely fiery. Just remember that the Moon is your emotional being.

Aries is a fire sign, and people with Moon in Aries are usually independent and happy to be on their own. They like challenges and new things, but dislike overt expressions of emotions and prefer when everyone is direct and self-sufficient. If your Moon is in Aries, you won’t like it if your loved ones are emotionally needy — you prefer direct and undemonstrative encounters.

If you were born with the Moon in Aries, there’s a sense of spontaneity at a deep, gut level — a sense of knowing immediately whether something is good or bad, whether you like it or whether you don’t like it. Moon in Aries is also quick to act … and react. This means that anyone with Moon in Aries will be quick to express their emotions, but those emotions will burn fast and hot, and then change.

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Lammas Night


I stood before my altar at Lammastide
And asked the Lord and Lady to be my guides.
“Please show to me a vision that I may see
What sacrifice is worthy to give to Thee.”


They showed to me an apple without a core.
They showed to me a dwelling without a door.
They showed to me a palace where They may be
And unlock it without a key.


How can there be an apple without a core.
How can there be a dwelling without a door?
How can there be a palace where They may be
And They may unlock it without a key?


My spirit is an apple without a core.
My mind is a dwelling without a door.
My heart is a palace where They may be
And They may unlock it without a key.


I stood before my altar on Lammas night.
And gave my mighty Lord and Lady bright
The sacrifice They asked for-with spirit free,
Upon that Lammas ev’ning, I gave them me.

—Elexa, Author
Originally published on Pagan Library