The Witches Divination Digest for Monday, September 10th
Tarot Card of the Day
The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. The energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.
This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and to form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience, and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.
Daily Love Tarot Card
A hidden aspect of the past is revealed and is something that lets you tear down a wall that keeps you boxed in. What old memory fogs the mind and your emotions today? Let it go because it is to do easy now. The freedom turns into courageously liberated, wise, and realistic energy. If single, it eases a focus on desired outcomes. That allows someone to feel free to express warmth without pressure, and they will.
Your Erotic Card of the Day
The Star card shows that your sexual energy is burning bright, and the future looks extremely promising. There may be a few obstacles in the way of getting what you want, but you’re very confident in your sexual prowess so you welcome a little healthy competition. You’re determined to pursue a sexual conquest and make them yours, and the Star predicts that you have all the right moves to accomplish your lustful goals. Your ego actually works more in your favor than against your goals today.
Your Rune for Today
“Not-this” – Literally: “Need-fire” or “Necessity” – Esoteric: Constraint, Friction
Key Concepts: Need, resistance, constraint, conflict, drama, effort, necessity, urgency, hard work, need-fire, life lessons, creative friction, distress, force of growth, the consequence of past action, short term pain for long term gain
Psi: resistance, need, effort
Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency
Mundane: doing what must be done, chores, hard work
Divinations: Resistance (leading to strength), recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development and life lessons, achievement through effort; or constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity, warnings, worry, guilt, moral cowardice, unfulfilled or unrecognized needs.
Overcoming distress or negative örlög
Acceptance of the unchangeable
Development of magical will, the manipulation of wyrd
Understanding the dynamic force of “resistance” in the process of creating
The generation of creative energy for problem solving
Protection of one’s own needs
Recognition of personal need
Love magic; especially to obtain a lover
Your Weekly Influences for September 10
Queen of Swords
Often mournful from loss or infertility. Quick witted, gracious and kind but firm
Taurus reversed represents unwarranted stubborness and impulsiveness.
Fire denotes the unleashing of raw energy and change. The status quo may be about to crumble, but will be replaced something better. Fire also provides light to those in the dark and warmth for a cold body and spirit.
Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
Throughout history the Dove has symbolized peace and innocence in nearly all cultures. Dove’s soft cooing and gentle nature bring a calmness to any situation. The Dove appears where peace has been attained or there is a need to bring events to a peaceful ending. It denotes a time to let lose of grievances and settle conflicts in a way that benefits all parties equally.
As a daily card, Dove suggests the need to put an end to conflict in your present life. The conflict may be yours or may be that of people close to you. Regardless of the parties involved, you have been called upon to bring the discord to an impartial end.
Your Animal Spirit Guide for September 10th
Advice From A Hawk
Your Karmic Number for Monday, September 10
You handle yourself with decorum when faced with adversity. Buddha would consider you equanimous right now, having received this number 11. You may have even been a spiritual leader in a past life. People will turn to you during a catastrophe or for guidance about their hectic lives. The guru role suits you. If you are already a counselor of some kind, rest assured that you are helping people even if you can’t see the results yet. Whatever tools you share are being taken seriously. If you feel some agitation, step back and breathe to regain your composure. In a small way, you are saving the world. No pressure!
The Wisdom of Buddha
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes
A Little Humor for Your Day
If You Were Born Today, September 10
You are determined and hard-working, as well as a true individualist. You are a pioneer of sorts, and although somewhat reserved and not flashy, your personality is big. You also think in big terms, but you are very aware of the details, often noticing things that others don’t seem to see. You are an idealist in love, although you can be fault-finding when your relationships fail to live up to your ideals. You are intense, love life, and possess much determination and ambition, but you always seem to have your feet on the ground. Famous people born today: Arnold Palmer, Amy Irving, Margaret Trudeau, Guy Ritchie, Joe Perry, Colin Firth.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
Your birthday this year occurs shortly after a New Moon, suggesting a time of new beginnings and fresh energy. You are instinctively starting a new phase in your life. It’s time to give your life a makeover and to branch out into the untried.
This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.
You can have many projects going in the year ahead. You’re hungry for variety, knowledge, and mental excitement. You could have a pleasing way with words, whether spoken or written (or both), and a love for order in the world of ideas and problem-solving.
This is a time when you feel confident and supported enough to pursue your desires. It’s a good time to take steps towards making yourself feel more secure and safe, and for family or domestic activities. This is also a period when you more readily support or defend your loved ones, and they do the same! New connections and opportunities can be sudden but welcome.
Energy fluctuates this year, however. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.
With Venus and Mars in a square aspect to each other in your Solar Return chart, your affections are strongly stimulated, and you are more acutely aware of your powers of attraction. Romance, love, sexuality, competition, and creative projects occupy your mind more than usual. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism but be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing relationships, as this aspect ignites your passions in general, whether they’re feelings of love or anger!
You’re also quite driven to make improvements and effect positive change in the year ahead. This positively impacts many areas of your life beyond the personal, including relationships and work.
From February 2019 forward, you benefit from a transiting Saturn trine to your Sun which is an especially grounding influence. This gives you a sense of responsibility and a feeling of directedness and purposefulness. Traditional methods work, and thoroughness brings rewards. Practice or refining a technique is favored this year. The approach that seems to work best with this aspect is a step-by-step one and the appreciation of slow but steady progress. Stabilizing elements in your life add value.
Even so, from March forward, Neptune opposes your Sun, which can destabilize some areas of your life as you seek out more meaning and perhaps question some of the things you’ve accepted or taken for granted to date. There can be events or circumstances that have you questioning your life path, or that leave you feeling as if you no longer have an anchor in certain life departments. Some confusion about where you are headed in life is likely. You are becoming more sensitive to a greater, perhaps more spiritual, sense of purpose. There can be some low energy periods during this transit. The dreamer and the doer within you are both strongly stimulated, but you may not always know how to combine these!
New beginnings are likely this year as your life takes on new directions. In certain areas of your life, you’re inclined to rock the boat this year so that you can break free from a limiting situation. Be mindful when/if making sweeping changes. In other areas, you’re hunkering down and getting organized. It’s a good year in which to do detail work and to prepare for the future. Some relationships (or a key one) can be competitive or up-and-down, but you’re also making special connections. Special care with finances is wise this year, particularly when it comes to impulse buys.
2018 is 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.
2019 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to pay special attention to practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are often not formed in a Four personal year. However, it can be a wonderful year for building, development, and laying a solid foundation for future successes. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
The Witches Magickal Digest for Monday, September 10th
“Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch.”
― Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden
Today is Monday, September 10th
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.
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Rune: Lagu (L)
Celtic Tree Month of Muin (Vine) ( September 2 – September 29)
The Runic Half Month of Rad (August 29 – September 12)
Goddess of the Month of Mala (September 6 – October 2)
The Pagan Book of Days
The Goddess Book of Days for Monday, September 10
In China of T’wan Yuan Chieh, a women’s feast of reunion dedicated to the Moon. (Chang-O, Kwan Yin, Erzulie, Selene, Diana, Luna, Hina, Hathor, Isis, Chalchiuhtlique, Oya, Artemis, Anahit, and Ata Bey.)
Goddesses Associated with Monday, the Day of the Moon
Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gealach, Ida, Artemis, the Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie
The Goddess Book of Days
On Monday, September 10th, We Honor the Goddess Iris
The Rainbow Goddess
Areas of Influence: Iris Goddess of the rainbow and messenger to the Gods.
As Goddess of the rainbow she joined the human realm to the place of the Gods. She restored calm and balance to the forces of nature after a storm.
She was the handmaiden to Hera and served nectar to the Gods.
She was one of the few Olympians who was able to travel to the underworld. Where It was the rainbow Goddesses job to collect for the swearing solemn oaths.
This Goddess had no specific myths of her own or temples dedicated to her.
Origins and Genealogy: Her father was the Titan Thaumas and her mother was Electra.
The cruel and fearsome Harpies were her sisters.
In some myths she is said to be the mother of the God Eros.
Strengths: Faithful, loyal and a shape – shifter.
Weaknesses: Defined by her role in life. No distant personality
Often depicted as a winged Goddess, holding a pitcher full of nectar.
The Rainbow is her main symbol.
Sacred Plant: The flower the Iris was named after her.
A Servant is paid to look after other people, performing their menial tasks.
This role can be chosen or enforced as circumstances and issues of self-worth prevent the servant from having the same status as the master.
Shadow Servant fails to be of service to herself. She has no sense of her own powers and abilities, becoming a slave to the social system.
The Greek Goddess of the rainbow was a faithful servant to her mistress Hera and the other Olympian Gods.
The Shape shifter:
The Shape Shifter has the ability to change her physical appearance. They are also able to adapt easily to different environments by altering there behaviour.
Shadow Shape Shifter is fickle, lacking conviction and constantly reinventing themselves, like politicians to appeal to more people.
This Goddess uses her ability to Shape Shift when she delivers messages, turning into the image of the sender.
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).
Rune: Lagu (L)
The Pagan Book of Days
Ritual Work Associated with Monday The Day of the Moon
Perfume: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Color: Silver, Grey-white
Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Longlife, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft (new moon)
A Book of Pagan Rituals
The Magickal Day of Mondays
Monday is the day of the moon itself, and it’s a day that’s connected to lunar colors like silver, white, or even a pale blue. Metals and gemstones like silver, pearl, opal and moonstone all come into play today.
There are plenty of deities associated with the moon – Thoth and Diana for instance – and herbal correspondences include many members of the mint family. Utilize wintergreen or peppermint, as well as catnip, comfrey, sage and chamomile in your workings.
When it comes to Monday magic, because of that lunar connection, it’s a good time to focus on workings related to childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, and intuition. Do a little bit of self exploration and work on developing your intuition – learn to trust your gut. Celebrate birth and life, and make some magic to fix what is broken.
Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by ThoughtCo
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.
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.
Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
The Witches Almanac for Monday, September 10
Moon phase: First Quarter
Moon Sign: Virgo
Moon enters Libra 11: 20 am
The Witches Correspondences for Monday, September 10
Day: Monday ( Moon-day)
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
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 theirmmost 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.
Monday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell – White Candle Spell for Blessing
Get a white candle — either a plain one (offertory, pillar, or taper) or a figural one in the gender of the person you want to bless. Carve the person’s full name on the candle, then dress it with Blessing Oil or Holy Oil. For more power, you may place a name-paper of the person, or a photo, or some personal item of theirs (such as a bit of hair or a snippet of clothing) either under the candle or next to it. One easy way to do this is to place the paper or personal concerns under an overturned saucer and put the candle on top of the saucer.
Burn a portion of the candle every day for seven days, pinching it out between burnings. As you light it each day, say this
[Name], may you be blessed
May all good things come to you
May nothing whatsoever harm you
May your heart be light
May your travels be safe
May your health be good
May your mind be sound
May your friendships sustain you
May you be blessed in every way
If you have a special request for this person (such as that they find a lover, get a good job, come home safely from a war, or whatever), just add it to the list.
Some people use a large pillar-type candle and keep it going for longer than seven days. They may make a habit of burning such a candle every day — or once a week, on Sundays — for as long as their friend or relative needs help, even doing so for months at a time. If the candle is large and it is to be burned in this way, it should be re-dressed with
Blessing Oil or Holy Oil once a week: after the initial dressing, you can drop a tiny bit of oil into the “well” or hole in such a large candle just before lighting it each time.
An Introduction to Candle Magic
by Patti Wigington
Published on ThoughtCo
Candle magic is one of the simplest forms of spell casting. Considered sympathetic magic, it’s a method which doesn’t require a lot of fancy ritual or expensive ceremonial artifacts. In other words, anyone with a candle can cast a spell. After all, remember when you were a child and you made a wish before you blew out the candles on your birthday cake? Same theory, only now instead of just hoping, you’re declaring your intent (and by now you’ve probably stopped hoping for a pony).
If you think about it, the birthday-candle ritual is based on three key magical principles:
Decide on a goal
Visualize the end result
Focus your intent, or will, to manifest that result
What Sort of Candle Should I Use?
Most practitioners of magical systems will tell you that, much like a few other aspects of life, size really isn’t important. In fact, really big candles may be counterproductive. Look at it this way–a candle that takes three days to burn down can be highly distracting to someone working a spell that instructs you to wait until the candle burns out on its own. Typically, a short taper candle or a votive candle will work the best. In some cases, a spell might call for a specific type of candle, such as a seven-day candle or a figure candle, which may represent a particular person. One of the most popular candles, believe it or not, is in fact the little menorah candles which are sold by the box in the kosher section of the grocery store.
They’re about 4″ long, white, unscented, and thin. Because of this, they’re perfect for spell work.
You should always use a brand new candle for spell work–in other words, use virgin materials. Don’t use the candles that you burned at the dinner table or in the bathroom yesterday for spell work. In some magical traditions, once a candle is burned it picks up vibrations from things around it.
If a used candle is already tainted by vibrations, some people believe it will lead to a negative or ineffective magical outcome.
When it comes to colors, you may wish to have a variety on hand for different magical purposes. Typically, color correspondences for candle magic are as follows:
Red: Courage and health, sexual love, and lust.
Pink: Friendship and sweet love.
Orange: Attraction and encouragement.
Gold: Financial gain, business endeavors, and solar connections.
Yellow: Persuasion and protection.
Green: Financial gain, abundance, and fertility.
Light Blue: Health, patience, and understanding.
Dark Blue: Depression and vulnerability.
Purple: Ambition and power.
Brown: Earth-related or animal-related workings.
Black: Negativity and banishment.
White: Purity and truth*.
Silver: Reflection, intuition, and lunar connections.
* Note that in many Pagan traditions, it is acceptable to use a white candle in place of any other color.
Using Your Candle in Ritual
After you’ve selected a candle, you’ll want to oil it or dress it before burning. This is a method by which you’ll establish a psychic link between you and the candle itself. In other words, you’re charging the candle with your own energy and personal vibrations, and projecting your intent into the wax before you burn it.
To dress a candle, you’ll need a natural oil; many practitioners like to use grapeseed because it has no smell. Another option is to use special candle magic oils from one of the metaphysical supply stores. Begin at the top of the candle, and rub the oil downward to the middle. Then, begin at the base of the candle and rub the oil up towards the middle, ending where the first coating of oil left off. In some traditions, the anointing is done just the opposite way; start in the middle and work your way towards the two ends.
If your working calls for herbs to be used as well, roll the oiled candle in the powdered herbs until it is coated all the way around.
Brujo Negro of BrujoNegroBrujeria says,
“Is a candle magical in and of itself? No, it is the flame of the candle which is what we are making the magic; the candle and its wax are the fuel for the fire. In essence the candle is a vehicle for the creation of the magic contained in the flame, it is a tool if you will and yes it is a magical tool so you should treat your candles as magical tools. You should give your chosen candle a basic cleansing, before dedicating it to the use of a magical spell.”
The most basic form of candle magic uses a piece of colored paper that matches the intent of your candle. Decide what your goal is, and write it on the piece of paper. Just for an example, let’s say we’re going to do a money working. Write down your intent, something like I will become financially prosperous. In some traditions, you would write your intent in a magical alphabet, such as Theban or Enochian. Because this is a money-oriented working, we would select either a gold or green piece of paper, and a candle of the same color. As you write down your goal, visualize yourself achieving that goal. Think about the different ways in which your goal might manifest. Could you be getting a raise at work? Perhaps someone who owed you money will arrive out of the blue to repay their debt. Maybe you’ll find out you overpaid that cable bill from last year, and you will get a surprise refund check!
Once you’ve written down your goal, fold the paper, concentrating on your intent the whole time. Some people like to say a small incantation as they do this. If you’re one of those people, this is a good place to do it. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You can use something as simple as:
Extra money come my way,
I could use a little cash today.
Extra money come to me,
As I will, so it shall be.
Place one corned of the folded paper into the candle’s flame and allow it to catch fire. Hold the paper as long as possible (without burning your fingers) and then place it in a fire-safe bowl or cauldron to burn the rest of the way on its own.
Allow the candle to burn out completely. When the candle has burned out completely, dispose of it, rather than saving it to use again for another working. Usually there’s not much left of a candle except a stub of wax, and you can either bury it outdoors or dispose of it in whatever manner you choose.
Home & Hearth Magick for Monday, September 10
On Monday, casts for matters concerning the home, emotions and nurturing.
Planetary Influence: The Moon
Household Symbols: Silver platters and bowls, moon shapes
Color: White and Silver
Kitchen Spices: Lemon rind and wintergreen.
Cottage Witchery Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year for September 10
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Annually, the Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire, England, is host to one of the most well-known living relics of Pagan ancestry, the horn dance. Ancient reindeer antlers are attached to poles and carried through the streets by dancers who simulate late fighting between rutting stags. Following the procession of stags are Robin Hood and Maid Marion, along with jesters of all sorts and people in medieval costumes riding hobby horses.
Find a quiet, comfortable space in your house, or outside, to sit in a relaxed position. Warm up your vocal chords with any number of practice sounds. When you are ready, say this chant six times, in a low tone, allowing your body to feel the vibrations coming from your words:
“Me, me, me….
I’m taking time for me….
Today is Monday….
I feel a breeze….
I hear the sounds….
A bee buzzed by….
A leaf hit the ground….
Me, me, me….
It’s only me….
My spirit is free….
Just happy to be….
Me, me, me….”
After saying this chant, you should feel refreshed and relaxed.
A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen
Witch Tip #117 for Monday, September 10th
Try to wait a couple of days (if you can afford to) before performing a spell, especially one that involves other people. Circumstances can change quickly and new information can surface that may change your mind.
Witch Tips: The Essential Guide to Contemporary Witchcraft
The Witches Astronomy Digest for Monday, September 10th
“Most people live their lives laying prostrate before a false god, waiting for a cue to rise. There are no cues, only decisions. Shall I have dessert? Shall I have the best of the wine? Shall I love the person next to me? They can all be brought to your table. Rise, I say, rise and look within to the truth, to the light, and tell it your decision.”
― Lawren Leo, Love’s Shadow: Nine Crooked Paths
Custom Planetary Positions
September 10, 2018
08:00 am GMT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
Sun: 17 Virgo 34
Moon: 25 Virgo 33
Mercury: 07 Virgo 49
Venus: 00 Scorpio 40
Mars: 29 Capricorn 52
Jupiter: 18 Scorpio 32
Saturn: 02 Capricorn 33
Uranus: 02 Taurus 07 Rx
Neptune: 15 Pisces 00 Rx
Pluto: 18 Capricorn 52 Rx
Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Monday, September 10th
Sun Direction: ↑ 272.53° W
Sun Altitude: 5.18°
Sun Distance: 93.618 million mi
Next Equinox: Sep 22, 2018 8:54 pm (Autumnal)
Sunrise Today: 6:31 am↑ 83° East
Sunset Today: 7:11 pm↑ 277° West
Length of Daylight: 12 hours, 39 minutes
Moon Direction: ↑ 271.78° W
Moon Altitude: 8.64°
Moon Distance: 226404 mi
Next Full Moon: Sep 24, 20189:52 pm
Next New Moon: Oct 8, 201810:46 pm
Next Moonset: Today7:31 pm
Near New Moon (Waxing Crescent)
Moon Illumination: 0.2%
Moon Phase Tonight: New Moon
First Quarter: Sep 16, 2018 at 6:14 pm
New Moon: Sep 9, 2018 at 1:01 pm
Astrology of Today – Monday, September 10, 2018
The Moon is in Virgo until 11:19 AM, after which the Moon is in Libra.
The Moon is void very briefly: from 11:12 AM to 11:19 AM.
The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
The New Moon occurred yesterday in the sign of Virgo at 2:01 PM.
Mars is in its post-retrograde shadow until October 8th (Mars was retrograde from June 26th to August 27th).
Venus is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Venus will be retrograde from October 5th to November 16th).
Current retrogrades: Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron.
Venus spends its first full day in Scorpio (Venus transits Scorpio from September 9-October 31, and then again from December 2, 2018-January 7, 2019).
Mars enters Aquarius today (Mars transits Aquarius from September 10-November 15th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Overview of Your Stars and Planets for Monday, September 10th
This morning, Venus forms an awkward aspect with Chiron, and we may have a hard time cozying up to a person or project without feeling a little out of step. We’re commitment shy just for the time being.
The Moon continues its transit of discriminating Virgo until 11:20 AM EDT, after which it transits relationship-focused Libra.
Mars changes signs today, entering Aquarius where it will transit until November 15th. During this cycle, we experience dynamic yet erratic energy levels, achieving our goals through hit or miss tactics, and impersonal expression of anger. We are team players–cooperative and less concerned about personal power. We are attracted to unconventional methods and tend to approach problems from an intellectual, detached perspective. Some of our efforts that stalled while Mars was retrograde in Aquarius may now move forward. Our confidence strengthens as the day advances and the Sun heads into harmonious aspect with Jupiter and Pluto.
The Moon is void from 11:13 AM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a trine to Mars), until the Moon enters Libra at 11:20 AM EDT.
This Week in Astrology
The NEW MOON occurs on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 2:02 PM EDT.
On Sunday afternoon, the New Moon occurs as the Moon aligns with the Sun in the sign of Virgo.
A time of new beginnings, this New Moon presents an excellent opportunity for us to formulate some goals regarding “all things Virgo.” We’d do well to concentrate on new ways to get our day-to-day life organized. We might think about the keywords for this particular and earthy sign — such things as analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful, conscientious — and consider ways to incorporate these traits into our personalities.
The New Moon in Virgo is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Virgin. These include building our powers of healthy, constructive discrimination; rolling up our sleeves and getting down to some serious work; beginning a new project that requires attention to details; making lists, actively ticking off completed activities, and taking pride in our “little” accomplishments; starting a health regime, researching nutrition and nourishment, and paying attention to our diet; setting up specific routines that will help us manage our lives in constructive and mindful ways; and handling the finer details of our day-to-day life in an organized, step-by-step fashion so that we can free our minds of clutter.
This New Moon occurs in opposition to Neptune, which can be a little too uncertain for fact-finding Virgo, and we may need to wrestle with our expectations or perceptions of what’s real and what may be an unrealizable dream. Even so, it harmonizes with Jupiter and Pluto which are heading towards a sextile aspect, and we’re determined, ambitious, and ready to make our new beginnings work for us.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 17 degrees and 00 minutes of Virgo, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 13 to 21 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) most significantly.
The sky this week for September 10 to 16
A New Moon paves the way for some spectacular views of the sky this week.
By Richard Talcott
Monday, September 10
Saturn appears nearly due south and at its highest altitude as darkness falls this week. The ringed planet shines at magnitude 0.4, more than a full magnitude brighter than any of the background stars in its host constellation, Sagittarius. If you own a telescope, there’s no better target than Saturn. Even the smallest instrument shows Saturn’s 17″-diameter disk surrounded by a dramatic ring system that spans 39″ and tilts 27° to our line of sight.
Tuesday, September 11
Any clear evening this week is a good time to explore the constellation Sagittarius the Archer. Not only does this star group harbor the incomparable Saturn, but it also hosts the central regions of the Milky Way. Sagittarius lies due south and at peak altitude around 9 p.m. local daylight time, near the time twilight ends. Notice that its brightest stars form a distinctive asterism in the shape of a teapot. To enjoy the Milky Way treasures, however, you’ll want to explore Sagittarius through binoculars or a telescope.
Wednesday, September 12
Venus dominates the twilight sky after sunset. The dazzling object shines at magnitude –4.7 among the background stars of southern Virgo. The planet stands 8° high 30 minutes after sundown and sets shortly after 8:30 p.m. local daylight time. A telescope reveals Venus’ disk, which spans 35″ and appears about one-third lit. This evening, you also can find the waxing crescent Moon hanging 9° above the planet.
Thursday, September 13
The Moon moves eastward relative to the background stars at an average rate of about 13° per day. This motion carries it to a position 4° to Jupiter’s upper right this evening. The pretty pair will be on display from twilight until Jupiter sets around 9:30 p.m. local daylight time. Of course, the giant planet remains a conspicuous object all week. It currently shines at magnitude –1.9 and dominates the southwestern sky after Venus sets. Jupiter resides among the background stars of Libra the Scales; this evening, it lies 4° due east of Zubenelgenubi (Alpha [α] Librae). If you view the planet through a telescope, its disk spans 34″ and displays spectacular cloud-top detail.
Friday, September 14
The constellations Ursa Major the Great Bear and Cassiopeia the Queen lie on opposite sides of the North Celestial Pole, so they pivot around the North Star (Polaris) throughout the course of the night and the year. In the first half of September, these two constellations appear equally high as darkness falls. You can find Ursa Major and its prominent asterism, the Big Dipper, about 30° above the northwestern horizon. Cassiopeia’s familiar W-shape, which currently lies on its side, appears the same height above the northeastern horizon. As the night progresses, Cassiopeia climbs above Polaris while the Big Dipper swings below it.
Saturday, September 15
Uranus continues to climb higher in the late evening sky. The ice giant world lies in the southwestern corner of Aries, 12° south of the Ram’s brightest star, 2nd-magnitude Alpha (α) Arietis. At magnitude 5.7, Uranus glows brightly enough to see with the naked eye from under a dark sky, though binoculars make the task easier. To confirm a sighting, point your telescope at the suspected planet. Only Uranus shows a disk, which spans 3.7″ and sports a distinctive blue-green hue.
Sunday, September 16
First Quarter Moon arrives at 7:15 p.m. EDT. Our satellite rises in the southeast around 2 p.m. local daylight time, but it doesn’t become prominent until the Sun sets around 7 p.m. (The Moon then lies due south and about one-third of the way to the zenith.) After darkness falls, the Moon’s half-lit orb appears in southeastern Ophiuchus, to the right of Saturn and its host, Sagittarius the Archer.
Mars continues to put on a great show these September evenings. The Red Planet appears in the south-southeast as darkness falls and climbs highest in the south around 9:30 p.m. local daylight time. The world shines at magnitude –1.7, almost imperceptibly fainter than Jupiter. When seen through a telescope, surface features on the 18″-diameter disk continue to sharpen as the global dust storm dissipates. Mars currently lies among the dim background stars of southwestern Capricornus. And at 9 a.m. EDT today, the planet reaches perihelion — its closest approach to the Sun during its 1.88-year orbit — when it lies 128.4 million miles from our star.
In the Sky This Month
For much of the country, September is a perfect time for some evening skywatching. The nights are longer and cooler but not yet frigid, and there’s plenty to look at. The Summer Triangle remains in good view high in the sky, while Scorpius and Sagittarius wheel across the southwest. In the east, Pegasus, Andromeda, and Perseus climb into view after sunset.
September 10: Lacerta
If you have clear, dark skies, away from most of the glow of city lights, look for Lacerta, the lizard, about half way up the northeastern sky at nightfall. It’s between W-shaped Cassiopeia, to the lower left, and Cygnus, the swan, to the upper right.
September 11: Moon and Venus
Look for the Moon just above the western horizon at sunset. It’s a beautiful thin crescent. And it has a beautiful companion: the planet Venus. It is the brilliant “evening star,” to the left of the Moon.
September 12: Moon and Companions
The Moon forms a beautiful triangle with two brilliant planets this evening. Venus, the “evening star,” is close to the lower left of the Moon, with fainter Jupiter farther to the upper left.
September 13: Moon and Jupiter
Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system. It’s 11 times the diameter of Earth, and more massive than all the other planets and moons combined. And it is in great view tonight. The planet is quite close to the crescent Moon as night falls.
September 14: Royal Bonus
Cassiopeia, the queen, glistens in the northeast at nightfall and wheels high across the north later on. The queen’s five brightest stars form the shape of the letter W.
September 15: Moon and Antares
Antares, the bright orange heart of the scorpion, is among the biggest and heaviest stars in the galaxy. And it’s the dominant member of a vast complex of young, heavy stars. Antares stands directly below the Moon as darkness falls tonight.
Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, September 10th
Tweak a 150-degree aspect between Venus in Scorpio and Chiron in Aries (2:18am) away from emotional hassles and in the direction of enjoying a healing treatment you know will be soothing. A 7-minute void lunar cycle in Virgo starts at 8:14am during a trine between the moon and Mars and ends at 8:21am when the lunar orb enters airy Libra. Increase productivity in your main fields of expertise as the moon makes its monthly union with Ceres (11:43am). Pushing ego-agendas too far too fast can boomerang as Ceres makes a caustic, 150-degree alignment with Uranus (3:16pm) and Mars forms a potentially chaos-creating, 45-degree aspect with Neptune (4:42pm). The red planet leaves Capricorn for its return into airy Aquarius (5:57pm) in a cycle lasting until November 15.
[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 2017 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd.
Your Cosmic Weather Forecast for September 2018
Jane Lyle, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
Welcome to September 2018.
September’s astrology suggests a most vibrant month with great constructive potential for change and positive developments. It’s as if all those annual back-to-school, harvest-time, new season themes have been given extra oomph and fabulosity. Yes, it’s gritty and scratchy in parts, of course. But there’s plenty of energy, and a refreshing shift after the sultry summer months.
You may not notice much at first, but by the time of the new Moon on 9th September, we’ll all scent the potential for something fresh in the September air. Once Saturn turns forward on 6th September, there’ll be six planets moving forwards. In August, mostly, six planets were rewinding in a summer slow-down. Did you feel it?
With the astrological element of Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) so strongly represented, September 2018’s cosmic weather is a tempting time to get your hands dirty, cook some delicious food (don’t forget those earthy root veg!), go walking, or save some money.
Mixing up something old and traditional with something edgy or innovative goes well all month – thanks to an unlikely, yet harmonious, partnership between cautious Saturn in Capricorn and rebellious Uranus in Taurus.
Then it’s all change at the Equinox (23rd), when the Sun (and Mercury) leaves Virgo, harvest maiden goddess, and enters airy Libra.
So why not embrace this wonderfully practical, yet sensuous, phase? Enjoy September!
Sunday 9th September:
Venus enters Scorpio
Beguiling Venus is drawing ever closer to us here on Earth this September. Step outside, and you’ll see her shining brightly in the evening sky now, and throughout the autumn.
Bright Venus is prominent this autumn, for she’s turning retrograde (as seen from Earth) between 5th October – 16th November. This means she’s travelling closer to us here on Earth as she moves along her magical pentagram-shaped path through space. Her path is known as the five petals of Venus, or the pentagram/pentacle of Venus. It takes eight years to complete. And how lovely it is to know that this witchy shape is being drawn by Venus in the heavens, over and over again.
The five-pointed star of the pentacle itself ripples with magical associations. It represents the ancient goddess Kore, whose symbolic five-pointed star is revealed by cutting open her sacred fruit, the apple, horizontally. Venus in astrology rules orchard fruits, including apples. Her pentacle-shaped path in space is mapped out in the fertile heart, or core, of an apple.
Kore is a Greek goddess, but her name has many variants across other cultures for she embodies the symbolic feminine energies of the universe.
Venus, goddess of love, rules attraction, art, beauty, money, jewellery, orchards, flowers, entertainment and many other lovely, desirable things in astrology.
Her natural zodiac houses are sensuous Taurus – possessions, values, and cash, and strategic Libra – partnerships, alliances, marriages, and open enemies (you always hurt the ones you love). Venus attracts. She’s magnetic.
Venus now travels through passionate, possessive Scorpio until Halloween, when she backs into her home sign, Libra for November, and maybe a few marriage proposals. She’s back into bewitching Scorpio in time for some Yuletide intensity – 2nd December – 7th January, 2019.
So where is Scorpio in your own natal horoscope?
Scorpio’s themes and concerns are about to get a big Venusian boost between September and January. Do you have any planets there? Venus in Scorpio doesn’t mess about. This is a lock on, lock it down kind of energy.
Generally, Venus in Scorpio could be very positive for finances, investments, and money from unearned sources such as insurance claims or legacies. Scorpio is an astute financial sign, as well as a psychic, sexual one. The fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius are also in line for some extra attention from Venus.
A winter Venus in Scorpio wears rich, moody colours, snakey prints, and shiny boots of leather. She may also enjoy flaunting a little velvet, or some fake fur, dyed an unlikely colour.
Romantically, Venus in Scorpio is a seriously sexy introvert. Autumn 2018 could be a stand-out time for love, relationships, and sexual connections for many of us.
Once Mars dives into sensitive, watery Pisces on 15th November, we enter a particularly rich, fluid phase for erotic and intuitive (even karmic) links between people. It’s deeply emotional. Prepare for a time when music is the food of love, and passion rules.
Sunday 9th September:
“A Bit of Earth”: New Moon at 17 degrees of Virgo, the Harvest Goddess
A little Virgo new Moon story:
“Might I,” quavered Mary, “might I have a bit of earth?”
In her eagerness she did not realize how queer the words would sound and that they were not the ones she had meant to say. Mr. Craven looked quite startled.
“Earth!” he repeated. “What do you mean?”
“To plant seeds in—to make things grow—to see them come alive,” Mary faltered.
He gazed at her a moment and then passed his hand quickly over his eyes.
“Do you—care about gardens so much,” he said slowly.
“I didn’t know about them in India,” said Mary. “I was always ill and tired and it was too hot. I sometimes made little beds in the sand and stuck flowers in them. But here it is different.”
Mr. Craven got up and began to walk slowly across the room.
“A bit of earth,” he said to himself, and Mary thought that somehow she must have reminded him of something. When he stopped and spoke to her his dark eyes looked almost soft and kind.
“You can have as much earth as you want,” he said. “You remind me of some one else who loved the earth and things that grow. When you see a bit of earth you want,” with something like a smile, “take it, child, and make it come alive.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, ‘The Secret Garden’ (1911)
This is a stunning new Moon – creative, dreamy, and properly practical. Do make the most of it – this is such a positive time for new beginnings and fresh intentions.
Here’s the astrology:
The Virgo Sun and new Moon oppose mystical Neptune in Pisces, sextile Jupiter in Scorpio, and trine Pluto in Capricorn. An otherworldly feeling or some confusion swirls around, thanks to Neptune – but the powerful Jupiter and Pluto aspects mean we can find a productive, successful way through the fog.
Mercury in Virgo rules our new Moon. It’s just beginning to move away from a constructive grand trine with Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus.
Currently, the astrological earth element is very strong. Today, we have Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Virgo; Saturn, Mars and Pluto in Capricorn; Uranus in Taurus. That’s an amazing down-to-earth seven out of the classical ten planets used in astrology.
If you’d like to add the asteroid goddesses too, then marriage and partnership Juno is in sexy Taurus all month; hearth and home fires Vesta enters security-minded Capricorn on 18th September, and wise, clever Pallas is in Virgo from the 4th, where her ideas will no doubt be discerning and meticulous.
Until 22nd – 23rd September when the Sun and Mercury enter Libra, we have Sun, Mercury, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto in the realistic, practical earth signs.
Tuesday 11th September:
Warrior Mars returns to Aquarius today.
What began in May, when Mars first entered this airy fixed sign, comes around again. If things stalled over the summer, they can move forward now. With Aquarius, it’s about groups of people – so anything needing teamwork, sociability, or some kind of consensus is highlighted for action between now and mid-November.
Social media questions and issues are prominent topics too. And watch out for more tales of cyber crime, hacking, and techie incidents. Checking your own computer security is worthwhile.
Between now and the end of September things could get quite punchy, with tempers flaring up suddenly as people agitate for reforms, or rebel against the establishment.
Mars is arguing with rebellious Uranus in Taurus, and challenging the public – represented by the Moon’s Nodes in Leo.
Mars reactivates the total lunar eclipse of 27th July now as well. 4 degrees of Aquarius is now sensitive, and Mars switches it on.
Aquarian themes illuminated by July’s 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. There were tremendous storms around the date of July’s lunar eclipse, so we could well see more – particularly between 23rd – 28th September.
Mars enters musical, fishy Pisces on 15th November, 2018 – 1st January, 2019.
Wednesday 12th September:
Confidence, power, and influence rise as Jupiter sextiles Pluto exactly today at 18 degrees of Scorpio and Capricorn.
This dynamic duo has been around for much of 2018. Its themes include travel, foreigners and foreign nations, the power of religion, international security and secret negotiations, plutocrats, and the influence of the underworld – from criminals to earthquakes. It’s strongly financial too – Scorpio and Capricorn are financial signs.
If you have personal planets or points at around 18 degrees of Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, Virgo or Taurus you can choose to take advantage of this planet pattern during September, and make it work in your favour.
Do you need to do something requiring confidence and staying power? Is there something you’d really like to change in your life or career? September could be the perfect moment to go for it, or embrace opportunities and introductions that come your way.
Sunday 23rd September:
The Autumn Equinox, Sun enters Libra the Scales
Equal day and night mark the first day of autumn, when the Sun enters Libra – sign of the Scales of balance and harmony. Or rather a sign that strives for balance and harmony, and will use charm and strategy to achieve it. Happy Equinox!
Tuesday 25th September:
Ouch! Full Harvest Moon in Aries
Our energetic full Moon in Aries rises at 1-2 degrees of this dynamic, feisty fire sign. It means serious business, and reality bites now in a big way for some individuals and locations.
The diplomatic Sun in Libra will have a lot of work to do as September ends and October begins – from couples counselling to conflict resolution.
Numerous national horoscopes are lit up by this full Moon, and the serious aspects it illuminates.
Places worth watching include the UK where the Aries Moon and her aspects rattle the UK’s rebel Uranus in legal Libra. Legal and leadership issues could be coming to a head, although things are still in transition. There’s tension between old and new, innovative action and existing partnerships and arrangements.
Cambodia and New Zealand have their Libran Suns opposite this Moon – people power and government actions could create tension in these locations.
Full Moon aligns with Chiron in Aries. Moon and Chiron sextile Mars in Aquarius, square Saturn in Capricorn. Sun in Libra opposes Moon and Chiron, trines Mars, and squares Saturn.
The Witches Current Moon Phase for Monday, September 10th
Tomorow the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon Age: 0.86 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 371,308.15 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,615,400.87 km
Moon in Virgo
We instinctively gravitate towards practical activities under the influence of a Virgo Moon. In order to set things right, we might easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. Emotional satisfaction comes from solving problems, making order out of confusion, and helping others. Health matters might come into focus. We notice the smaller parts that make up the whole, and instead of letting nagging details bother us, we might work on ironing them out so that we can feel more confident moving ahead.
The Moon in Virgo generally favors the following activities: Mental pursuits, work activities, services, and routines. Activities that would benefit from tending to details.
The Moon Phase Cycle: The Bigger Picture
Sep 9, 2018, 2:01 PM Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)
Sep 16, 2018, 7:15 PM Sun Square Moon (First Quarter Moon)
Sep 24, 2018, 10:52 PM Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon)
Oct 2, 2018, 5:45 AM Sun Square Moon (Last Quarter Moon)
Oct 8, 2018, 11:47 PM Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)
When is the Harvest Moon?
The full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox is commonly referred to as the “Harvest Moon,” since its bright presence in the night sky allows farmers to work longer into the fall night, reaping the rewards of their spring and summer labors. Because the equinox always falls in late September, it is generally a full Moon in September which is given this name, although in some years the full Moon of early October earns the “harvest” designation.
Fall Merchandise Starting to Arrive Daily
Almighty Goddess, Divine Mother of Us All,
We humble ourselves before you this morning
As we pray for one of our beloved family members
and remember his mother, our beloved sister in our
prayers this morning.
God and Goddess
Eternal spirits of universal power
Light Jacob’s way
As he travels his current path to health and wellness
On his path to recovery and wholeness once again
To be strong and focused in spite of difficulty
To his mind, which is often confused at this time
To his spirit, which is now troubled
Send calm assurance
To his heart, grant him courage and bravery
During this traumatic time of his young life
So he might achieve what he cannot do on his own
To cheer him in the midst of darkness
And help him
To move always in the direction of health and hope.
So Mote It Be.