It has come to my attention…….

that people are having a hard time logging in or even finding the chatroom. I learned tonight an easy way to do it from another chat I attended (hint, hint, Lady B). There was one there that made the comment that they wanted to come to the ritual tomorrow night but they couldn’t find the chatroom. Another person gave them the answer on how to find the chatroom I never thought of.  This individual said you pull up the store first, Magickal Necessities. Once you did this you scrolled down the page to you come to the list of categories. At the very bottom of the categories is the chatroom. Click that link and you are in the chatroom before you know it. I had never thought of that. I just thought of giving you the chatroom addy and it would work.

Now for those of you new to the WOTC Chatroom, you make a comment in the section for comments. Then you hit return or send. Up will pop a box that asks you to set a name or go as anon. When you pick your name or chose anon, hit log on and your message is sent and you are good to go. I personally wish you would pick a name put I will leave that up to you.

So now that we have that problem solved, I hope to see all of you at tomorrow’s Full Moon’s Ritual. TIll then my sweets….

Love and Hugs,

Lady A

 

Remember if having problems pull up the store, Magickal Necessities

Scroll down the categories to you come to the end,

There you will find the chatroom.

Click on it and come on in and enjoy yourself and the ritual!

 

If this thing ain’t full of enough links already, one more for the road………

THE WOTC Chatroom

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About the WOTC’s First Full Moon Ritual for Tuesday, September 24th

As you know a few months ago, I became a High Priestess for two covens in Eastern Kentucky. The purpose of this was so the two covens could join together and become one. The only person they could decide on that could accomplish this was me(lucky dog!). They all knew me and they all watched me grow up. They knew also I had been trained as a High Priestess during the many years of being a Hereditary Witch. I can tell you truthfully being down here and a HP up there hasn’t been an easy task. The last time we went up there to settle an argument about them not having Full Moon and Sabbat rituals because there was no HP, I hope we solved that situation. At least we are going to find out tomorrow night. We took them two of our computers and I told them I would do the rituals online. Well that didn’t make them happy. Then I suggested that we have a stand in for me and she could cast the ritual and it would be written out and all she would have to do is read it from the computer, say it and do it. That they did agree upon, for this time. They did throw a fit about my presence not being there for Samhain and Yule. I told them I would try to work something out. If I go up there on Yule. I will get snowed in and you won’t see me to next Spring.

Just a little background on why this ritual is occurring tomorrow night and besides I think as a group, we could us it also. I believe anyone who attends will find it powerful, enriching and a new found dedication and love in your heart not only for the God and Goddess but also for our fellow witches.

Here are the items that you will need if you would like to attend tomorrow’s ritual:

A chalice with fresh water in it
A dish of salt
Pentacle disk
Sword or dagger
Wand
Incense holder
Incense(one of your choosing)
4 Element Candles (in Celtic magick the colors are red for east; white for south; grey for west and black for north). If you prefer to stick to the standard candle colors used in Witchcraft or Wiccan that is fine with me.
A Cord

 

The ritual starts at 7:00 pm tomorrow night. We will have a brief gathering before that starts at 6:45 pm. If you should be running late and want to come to the ritual, please feel free to do so. Just enter the room quietly is all I ask. ‘

To get the full experience out of the rituals, you need to say the lines that I say out loud in your own sacred space. There is a prayer at the start of the ceremony that I say for myself during that time I would ask that you send me your blessings and prayers. Nervous? Yes, I am use to doing rituals in real life, not on a computer. So please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

But most of all remember…….

THE WOTC Rededication Ritual

Tuesday, September 25th
7:00 p.m central time
Brief gathering time at 6:45 p.m.
Where: The WOTC Chatroom

I should add the chatroom will be closed. If you do not have the link to the chatroom, you won’t find it. I figure this way we are guaranteed privacy and not interruptions from the mundane.

All are invited to attend.

I almost forget there is a break in the ritual for us to set up our altars. I have given you those details below so you will be prepare for it.

I am excited about this, I hope you are too and I look forward to having a good turn out tomorrow night.

Love & Hugs,
Lady of the Abyss

Altar set up:
*Place on or near your altar the following items, a chalice with fresh water in it, a dish of salt, pentacle disk, sword or dagger, wand, incense holder, incense(one of your choosing) and 4 Element Candles in Celtic magick the colors are red for east; white for south; grey for west and black for north).

This ritual has a very strong Celtic flare to it. If you have never experienced a Celtic ritual, this is one you shouldn’t miss. They are moving, powerful and call on the Ancient Ones to aid us in our ritual and empower us in our rededication to the Craft.

 

I just had someone tell me in the chatroom that the Full Moon is tonight. According to our astrologers and others, this Full Moon is bordering on the 24th and the 25th of this month. That is actually why it is so special. We couldn’t have picked a better time to have a Full Moon ritual!

Astronomy Picture of the Day – Rover 1A Hops on Asteroid Ryugu 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2018 September 24

Rover 1A Hops on Asteroid Ryugu 
Image Credit & Copyright: ISASJAXAHayabusa2 Mission

 

Explanation: Two small robots have begun hopping around the surface of asteroid Ryugu. The rovers, each the size of a small frying pan, move around the low gravity of kilometer-sized 162173 Ryugu by hopping, staying aloft for about 15 minutes and typically landing again several meters away. On Saturday, Rover 1A returned an early picture of its new home world, on the left, during one of its first hops. On Friday, lander MINERVA-II-1 detached from its mothership Hayabusa2, dropped Rovers 1A and 1B, and then landed on Ryugu. Studying Ryugu could tell humanity not only about Ryugu’s surface and interior, but about what materials were available in the early Solar System for the development of life. Two more hopping rovers are planned for release, and Hayabusa2 itself is scheduled to collect a surface sample from Ryugu and return it to Earth for detailed analysis before 2021.

Your Earth Sky News for September 24: Full Harvest Moon September 24-25

Full Harvest Moon September 24-25

Full moon falls on September 24, 2018 for us in the Americas, and on September 25 for much of the rest of the world (more about exact times below). It’s the first full moon of autumn for the Northern Hemisphere and first full moon of spring for the Southern Hemisphere. It’s the closest full moon to the September equinox. That makes it the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon!

No matter where you live worldwide, the moon will appear plenty full to you on both September 24 and 25, lighting up the night from dusk until dawn.

The exact time of full moon comes for all of us at same instant worldwide, but our clocks read differently by time zone.

The crest of the moon’s full phase is September 25, 2018, at 2:52 UTC; translate UTC to your time. For the mainland United States, that’s September 24 at 10:52 p.m. EDT, 9:52 p.m. CDT, 8:52 p.m. MDT, 7:52 p.m. PDT, 6:52 p.m. AKDT (Alaska Daylight Time), and 4:52 p.m. HST (Hawaiian Standard Time).

At the vicinity of full moon, the moon stays more or less opposite the sun throughout the night. A full moon (or nearly full moon) rises in the east around sunset, climbs highest up for the night around midnight and sets in the west around sunrise.

In this respect, the full moon displays this same characteristic in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Yet this closest full moon to the September equinox displays special characteristics for both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, related to the time of moonrise and the place of moonrise along your eastern horizon.

On the average, the moon rises 50 minutes later each day. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the lag time between each day’s moonrise is at a minimum for the year. From 40 degrees north (Denver, Colorado, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), the moon now rises some 30 (instead of 50) minutes later. From Anchorage, Alaska (just north of 60 degrees north latitude), the moon rises only 10 minutes later.

The higher the latitude, the greater the Harvest Moon effect – the effect of no great lag time between sunset and moonrise – in the season of waning daylight.

At southerly latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s now spring, the effect is opposite. In spring, the moon rises more than 50 minutes later on evenings following the September full moon.

Want to know when the moon rises for the next several days in your part of the world? Click here and remember to check the moon phases and moonrise and moonset boxes.

But we mentioned a second effect, along with the time of moonrise. It’s about the place of moonrise on your eastern horizon.

All full moons rise opposite the sun. That’s what makes a full moon look full. Close to the exact time of this September moonrise, from any part of the world, the moon rises approximately due east. On the next few nights after that – depending on where you are in the world – the place of moonrise varies.

From the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll find the moon rising farther and farther north along your eastern horizon each evening. Don’t know which way is north? No problem. As you stand facing eastward, north is your left. From the Southern Hemisphere, the variation in the place of moonrise along your eastern horizon – as viewed from one night to the next – won’t be nearly as great.

By the way, six lunar months (full moons) from now – on March 21, 2019 – it’ll be the Southern Hemisphere’s turn to enjoy a full Harvest Moon. At that time, from around the world, the southbound moonrises following the March 2019 full moon will provide southerly latitudes with the short lag time between successive moonrises.

Bottom line: From around the word on September 24 and 25, 2018 – enjoy dusk-until-dawn moonlight. It’s the Northern Hemisphere’s full Harvest Moon and the Southern Hemisphere’s first full moon of spring.

 

Originally Published On EarthSky

Your Solar Return

Navigate the next year of your life with guidance from the Sun


Did you know that around the time of your birthday, a unique, temporary chart can be cast that encapsulates what you’re likely to experience over the next year of your life? You give birth to this chart annually when the Sun reaches the precise degree and minute it occupied at your birth. This can occur on the day of, day before or day after your birthday. Technically, this is the moment when you’re really supposed to make those birthday wishes. So just what is this?

Solar Returns 101

Known as a Solar Revolution or Solar Return, it’s a potent moment in time when you’re infused once more with all of the potential your Sun sign infused you with. Ever notice how saturated you are with vitality around your birthday? That’s the direct result of the Sun in the sky connecting to your natal Sun. This is your moment each year to begin the next chapter of your exciting life. What does that chapter contain? Well, interestingly enough, the outline can be found right there in your Solar Return.

Your Solar Return chart is cast for the date and time the Sun reaches your natal Sun placement. However, the location of your chart is not your birth location. Most astrologers prefer to use the location you are physically in during the moment of your return because this is technically where the energy imprint occurs. What is this energy imprint? Well, your birth chart works because at the moment you took your first live breath, the planetary energy patterns into the sky imprint onto your physical body. The same principle applies to the Solar Return chart. What’s the difference? In a natal chart you have this imprint for an entire lifetime, whereas your Solar Return chart is only active for one year. A Solar Return chart is read much like a birth chart, with an emphasis on the house placements of planets and their aspects. Of most important consideration in a Solar Return chart of course, is the placement of the Sun that year and any aspects it makes to the rest of the horoscope.

The Sun’s placement in different houses

A year where the Sun is placed in the 1st House of Identity, for example, suggests a time of focus on self-development. On the other hand, a year that you find the Sun placed in your 7th House of Partnerships will be a year you focus on others — particularly a close business or personal alliance. If other factors agree, a year where the Sun is in the seventh house might point to a marriage year. Is your Solar Return Sun in your 10th House of Career for the year? Expect significant themes surrounding professional advancement or shifts in your vocation. Wherever the Sun is placed in your horoscope is where you’re meant to shine your light for your entire life. Wherever the Sun is placed in your Solar Return chart will be where you shine your light specifically for that year.

Of course this is a general, bare bones analysis that does not include the aspects the Sun makes or other important considerations, but hopefully you get the idea. Remember: the Sun is the primary consideration in this Return chart.

The importance of comparing charts

Another major consideration in synthesizing a Solar Return is to then go and compare it with your natal chart. What sign, for example, is rising in your Solar Return chart? Where is that sign located in your birth chart? This means something vital since the Ascendant is an area of energy manifestation. Any angle is where the “stuff of life” happens. Do you have any natal planets conjunct a Solar Return angle? Again, this is important! All of these nuances add subtle but vital elements to a thorough assessment of your Solar Return.

As you can see, the Solar Return chart is an incredibly useful tool to add to your astrological toolbox. Think back on the years you had life changing moments such as a marriage, career milestone, move, divorce, or major life change. Check over those Solar Return charts and you will be amazed. Then, look into the future as you create your upcoming Solar Return chart. Anticipate what is yet to come.

Wishing you many happy returns!

 

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Your Planet Tracker for Sept. 24: Mercury in Libra, Now Until October 9

Mercury in Libra: Friendly, Diplomatic, Easygoing

Now – October 9, 2018


Mercury, the communication planet, gets nice and comfortable in the sociable Air sign of Libra. The Air element is very much about the mind and communication, so Libra meshes quite nicely with Mercury. Libra loves to build bridges and find ways to overcome our differences. It knows that there is more than one side to any situation, and wants to harmonize opposing points of view.

Mercury’s entry into this peacemaking sign signals a time when speech becomes a little bit softer to create more harmony in our relationships. We’ll all be a little more apt to bring down the noise level, allowing both sides of an argument to be heard. Because of this, Mercury in Libra is the perfect time to heal wounds caused by arguments or misunderstandings.

When Mercury is in Libra

When the planet of speech and the sign of one-on-one relationships get together, our communication with others comes into focus. This isn’t just love relationships we’re talking about — it’s also about our family, friends, and coworkers, too. If we’ve had any fights, or if we’ve been holding on to a long-term grudge, this is a good time to finally put them to rest.

Diplomacy takes center stage when Mercury is in Libra! Libra is represented by the Scales of justice in Astrology, so it makes sense that we’ll be more objective during this time, attempting to approach every situation in a fair-minded and balanced way. Think of this transit as a gentle reminder from the universe on the importance of considering others’ perspectives and embracing the beauty of compromise.

One challenge of this transit is the tendency to be a little too nice. Don’t sugar-coat things or withhold information just to avoid rocking the boat, as kindness could end up being a barrier to real communication. We need to realize there are many ways to connect with someone, and agreement is only one of them. Expressing opposing beliefs with respect and openness is a terrific way to strengthen any partnership.

Mercury Retrograde in Libra

It might feel like your love life has gone haywire when the planet that rules communication, perception, and thought retrogrades through relationship-oriented Libra. Mercury Retrograde in this sign can feel a bit like a not-so-welcome blast from the past because this energy likes to stir up drama, causing old relationship issues to reappear. If we’ve had any resentments in the love department, this is the time when they could come spilling out.

This is an especially tough since it might feel like we aren’t even speaking the same language as the people we’re normally in sync with. Miscommunication can easily happen, and our patience may wear thin. It’s best to take a deep breath and try to decipher what others are really trying to say during this Mercury Retrograde.

If you were born with Mercury in Libra

You’re a breath of fresh air — literally! With Mercury in an Air sign, you are quite the social butterfly, making friends no matter where you go. People tend to find you very charming, probably because you seem to have a knack for knowing all the right things to say. You like to keep things easy breezy, and your relaxed, go-with-the-flow approach is just another reason you’re so well-liked.

“Can’t we all just get along?” That should be your motto! You often play the peacemaker, avoiding (and preventing) confrontation if you can. It’s your ability to keep an open mind that helps you consider everyone’s input, and ultimately, find the middle ground. This, coupled with your cooperative and tactful nature, is especially helpful in situations that require collaboration or negotiation.

Do you find that decisions — no matter how big or small — are nearly impossible to make? You can thank your Mercury in Libra for that! Not one to be reckless or impulsive, you like to weigh all your options before making a move. Spending time considering the pros and cons can come across as indecisiveness to others, but you simply want to ensure the best outcome possible.

Art, design, music, literature — these are just a few of your favorite things! You enjoy dabbling in a wide variety of creative and cultural activities, and may even pursue a career in one of these areas.

 

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Your Daily Charm for September 24 is Magick Nails

Today’s Meaning:
The spirit of someone you knew dearly is trying to guide you in this aspect. In a dark room light a single candle and focus upon its light. Listen carefully with your heart and you will know what to do.

General Description:
These Gnostic amulets were held in high esteem for their supposed magical properties. They were made of bronze, sometimes gilt, and covered with inscriptions and curious occult signs. The Gnostic’s were mystic sects which flourished in the second century A.D., in the Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. The nails were carried as charms for protection from all evil influences, also to guard the living from the lemures, the ghosts of the unhappy dead. Nails with inscriptions were frequently buried with the body to prevent any haunting by the spirit.