Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Thursday, January 10

Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Research of any kind will go well today because initially, you are in a practical frame of mind, and you’re willing to do whatever is necessary to get to the goods – in other words, to find what you’re looking for. Later in the day, you don’t care so much anymore. “Manana!”

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Someone older might have good advice for you today. Don’t hesitate to listen to anyone who has more experience because this will benefit you. Alternatively, you might be the older, wiser person dispensing advice. Later in the day, you just want to have a good time!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Someone older or in a position of power, perhaps a parent or a boss, might have good advice for you today. If this is the case, it will behoove you to listen. Ironically, later in the day, you feel lighthearted about everything and not interested in advice. Go figure. (Life is a revolving door.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This morning is a good time to study or plow through forms and legal matters to learn something that is important and practical. Later in the day, you want to goof off and hopefully, travel somewhere fun! It’s a productive and yet, fun day.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This morning you are in a practical frame of mind. It’s a good time to attend to banking needs or deal with shared property, inheritances and insurance issues. However, later in the afternoon, you will overlook details and be too casual! Forewarned is forearmed.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

After some serious discussions about vacation planning or planning for kids, this afternoon will turn out to be a fun-filled, relaxing time, especially if you can spend some time at home. As the day wears on, you want to relax in a pleasant way among familiar surroundings.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a productive morning at work for you because you are willing to put duties and responsibilities first. Furthermore, you will not overlook details. However, as the day wears on, these qualities will disappear as you become more lighthearted and casual about everything!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Although children might be an increased responsibility in the morning, by the afternoon, you feel playful. You want to have a good time. You will enjoy sports, vacations and fun activities with children. You will also enjoy the arts, movies and musical performances.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This morning you might have a serious family discussion with a parent or someone older or in a position of authority. You might cover some ground rules or set some boundaries. However, later in the day, everything is fuzzy and lighthearted! (Rules? What rules?)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Accomplish as much as you can in the morning because this is when you will be in a practical frame of mind. Later in the day, you will be too casual and easy-going to do anything that requires serious concentration. In other words, make hay while the sun shines.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You will be careful with money this morning. If shopping, you will confine your spending to practical, long-lasting items. Later in the day, you will feel quite the opposite! You’ll be prepared to blow your money on anything that appeals!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Get as much done as you can in the morning because you know that benefits will come to you from a willing acceptance of duty. You will make practical and orderly gains in your life. Ironically, by the afternoon, you just want to play!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer Rod Stewart (1945) shares your birthday today. You are always adventurous; however, many of you like to be involved in humanitarian activities. You keep your deep thoughts to yourself. Your personal freedom is one of your goals this year. That’s why you must embrace change and new opportunities. Expect fresh excitement! Be ready to act fast. Enjoy travel opportunities and chances to expand your horizons. This is a fast-paced year!

 

–GeorgiaNicols.com

 

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, January 9th

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping and big decisions from 11:30 AM to 3 PM EST today (8:30 AM to 12 noon PST). After that, the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Remember that the Sun is at the top of your chart, and this is the only time all year this occurs. This symbolizes that you are in a flattering spotlight, which makes bosses, parents and VIPs admire you. Obviously, you can use this to your advantage! Ya think?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Travel and a chance to discover new things appeals to you now because you want to do anything that broadens your experience of the world. You want to see new places, meet new faces and learn new ideas! Give yourself a chance to do this.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You’re full of passionate energy now that is sexual but also “possessive” or jealous. It’s easy to fall into the trap of keeping score. This is why you might be jealous of someone else’s wealth. But what’s the point of that? Someone always has “more” because there’s no end to better.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

With the Sun opposite your sign, your focus on close friendships and partnerships is fine-tuned. This is why this is the best time of the year to learn more about your style of relating to those who are closest to you. It also means you need more rest and more sleep.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

It’s totally appropriate to wonder how you should manage your life more effectively. Not only do you want to be productive, you want to be productive with the least amount of effort. You want to work smart. Natch!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’re in a playful mood, which is why it’s important to give yourself permission to do your own thing. Get out and have a good time! Enjoy the company of children. Romantic relationships are more lighthearted. Relax and just be yourself!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Grab every chance to cocoon at home because right now, you’re focused on your personal life, your family and perhaps a parent. Home repairs might also require your attention. Certainly, family discussions are taking place. This is where you need to be.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Accept the fact that your daily world is accelerating now because of the increasing demands of short trips, errands, tasks, conversations with others and time spent with siblings, neighbours and relatives. Yes, you have a lot on your plate! In addition, you might be studying and reading more than usual.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a good time to reflect upon your values and what really matters. This is because you are more focused on money and property at this time. When you think of your possessions – do they serve your needs or do you serve theirs? Sometimes what we own is an albatross. Aagghh,

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Remember to use this time recharge your energies for the coming year. Take advantage of the fact that you can attract people and favourable circumstances to you because there are four planets in Capricorn right now. Four! Make hay while the Sun shines!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Work alone or behind the scenes right now because you need to pull your act together before you take it on the road. Give yourself some time to ponder and contemplate what you want for your new year ahead (birthday to birthday).

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Enjoy your increased popularity. Be a good friend to others because after all, what goes around, comes around – and we all want good friends, don’t we? Share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone to get their feedback

If Your Birthday Is Today

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982) shares your birthday today. You have a practical outlook on life. You are tolerant, resilient and ambitious. This year hard work and effort pay will pay off. Begin by simplifying your life and building solid foundations. Focus your energy in one direction. Physical exercise is important this year. Explore yoga, martial arts or jogging — any physical discipline that you enjoy.

 

–GeorgiaNicols.com

 

HERE’S WHY 2019 IS GOING TO BE THE YEAR OF YOU

HERE’S WHY 2019 IS GOING TO BE THE YEAR OF YOU

People make all sorts of resolutions at the turn of a new year, often to abandon them within just a few days or weeks.

Sometimes that’s because the resolutions weren’t that well-intentioned – or that practical – to begin with, ie: fad diets, which are more often a health risk not a health choice. Sometimes it’s just because life has a way of catching up with us and we can’t maintain our new direction, as much as we may want (and need!) to make a change.

Well, in 2019, it’s gonna be different.

The movements of the planets strongly suggest that the first thing on our mind this year will likely be a very serious inventory of our practical goals and aspirations with a benevolent emphasis on breaking old and destructive habits. And while that type of focus tends to be par-for-the-course in our culture when it comes to ringing in a new year, this time the stars are in divine alignment with such possibilities. Breaking habits and encouraging positive change in your own life is more possible than ever with the astrology of the moment.

Why is this, you ask?

On January 2nd, 2019, we will find the sun conjunct Saturn at 11 degrees Capricorn, bringing our own egos into the matter. Pluto, our lord of secrets and dispenser of shame, hovers nearby, at 25 degrees Capricorn. Mercury and Jupiter are both anticipating the waning moon’s arrival in philosophically-active Sagittarius while Mars gets the home fires burning in his own familiar domicile of Aries.

What’s particularly remarkable about this moment in time is that we have four planets in their most proper placements: Mars in Aries, Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. This sense of orderliness can lend an air of clarity and refinement to the astrological patterns at play.

So first we have Mars, planet of ambition and personal drive, stationed at home in defiant, get-up-and-go Aries. We also have gabby Mercury and good-natured Jupiter palling around enhancing the quality of our luck and our beliefs about ourselves in shimmering Sagittarius. Not to mention, we have the waning moon preparing to burn away all impurities in the centaur’s fire pit before appearing as a new moon in Capricorn on January 5.

Stepping away from the fiery aspects of the moment and re-grounding, we will find an entirely different mood from Saturn, Pluto, and the sun stationed in Capricorn’s office. They’re like lawyers or detectives in a gritty noir film, working late to crack a case. The mood is dismal but productive. They’re getting somewhere, even if they have to go through hell to get there.

Meanwhile, our old frenemy Saturn has been in his domicile of Capricorn for over a year now, having ingressed on December 21, 2017, and the world has been feeling it. Saturn, after all, is the transpersonal force associated with resistance, obstacles, determination and hard-won lessons. This planet’s effects on the cosmic weather are profound, deliberate and sometimes heavy-handed, hence the hullabaloo surrounding Saturn returns in one’s natal chart.

If you have been feeling put through the wringer in the past year, good! That means it won’t hit you all at once like a ton of bricks. While the effect of this transit depends entirely on the specific makeup of your natal chart, Saturn is always transiting somewhere and it always presents challenges. On a collective level, Saturn is a force to be reckoned with, and even more so when he’s playing a home game in Capricorn.

You may have looked at the symbol associated with Capricorn and wondered, like a lot of folks: “Ok, but what the heck is a sea-goat?” Originally, this symbol was associated with a god named Enki. Enki was a very important ancient Sumerian deity associated with both earth and water whose patronage included mischief, magic, creation and knowledge. In one myth about a great cataclysm that befell humankind, Enki came to help the human beings learn agriculture after they had all knowledge and awareness taken from them.

So, the moral of the story is that Capricorn is here to help pick up the pieces after everything falls apart. Maybe that’s why Capricorn natives can be so serious sometimes!

The ancient energy of Enki, the compassionate and benevolent god whose clearest aim is to share deep wisdom with humanity, shines in this concentration of Capricornian energies. Now more than ever, the planets are lending you a hand when it comes to perfecting, directing, and nurturing the base materials of the self.

All this to say, inner alchemy is possible in 2019! Now is the time to quit smoking, hit the gym, set a strict schedule around screen-time, switch to a healthier diet, commit to therapy, get sober, or whatever else you need to do for the betterment of yourself and everyone around you.

May Mars get you started, may Jupiter bless your path, and may Saturn keep you on track.

Happy new year!

 

Published on Astrology.com

Daily Cosmic Calendar for January 9

COSMIC CALENDAR

Keep opening the doors of perception a little wider as the lunar orb ends its monthly exploration of airy Aquarius by making a supportive, 60-degree connection with intuition-enhancer Uranus in Aries (8:54 a.m.). Search the online universe for new sources of higher knowledge. This celestial alignment begins a 2 hour void twilight zone that ends at 11:45 a.m. when the moon enters watery Pisces.

Uranus continues to make major headlines as it forms a potentially abrasive, 135-degree link to Jupiter (1:34 p.m.). There’s an anything-goes, outside-the-box dynamism to this important sky cycle. Too much of any good thing is not advised. Interest in the martial arts and holistic healing techniques is highlighted during a parallel between Mars and Chiron (7:28 p.m.). Dance away the moody blues as the moon in the last sign of the zodiac can give you happy feet.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard 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. 

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Daily Incantations & Enchantments for January 9th

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Daily Incantations & Enchantments for January 9th

An energizing spell for anytime you need a little extra boost!

Feel my power,
Feel it soar
Filled from within
A lion’s roar
Breaths so deep,
Colors wild,
All things are possible
for this Universe Child.

The Power of Positive Witchcraft: Daily Incantations & Enchantments: A Spell a Day for 30 Days
Garden Summerland

Daily Affirmation

Winter is coming

Daily Affirmation

There is nothing to fear from looking within

I am the wicked witch
I am the moon
I am the shadow
I am the wolf
I will not fracture myself in denial of all that I am.
All the answers I seek live in the dark as well as the light

 

Don’t You Dare Teach My Daughter To Fear The Forest : & Other Poems Of Remembrance For Women
T.Y. Chambers

The Witches Magick for Wednesday, January 9 – To Break a Hex

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The Witches Magick for Wednesday, January 9 – To Break a Hex

Protection spells are mainly used for getting rid of evil and unwanted presences and psychic attacks. Protection spells can also be used for removing or cleansing any existing hexes, house blessings, protecting your loved ones, ridding yourself of nightmares and so on. Protection spells can empower you by helping you build a field of energy that will keep destructive forces clear of you and/or your property and possessions.

To Break a Hex

Items that you will need in order to perform this spell:
A sprig of rosemary
A piece of yellow paper
A red pen
Scissors
A red clothe
Paprika or red pepper
A piece of red cotton string

Time: Midnight on a Saturday night

Ritual: While you are performing this spell -carry a piece of rosemary with you at all times. Write the name of the person that is sending you the negativity on the piece of yellow paper. If you are not sure of the person’s name that is sending this negativity to you, simply write, “Enemy Mine”. Using the red pen, draw a figure of a doll shape around the name and then cut out the shape with your scissors.

Lay the paper doll face down on the red cloth and sprinkle the paper doll with the paprika or red pepper. Tie a string around the middle of your doll, then wrap up the doll tightly with the red clothe and hold in your hands and repeat these words:

“Enemy Mine your power is gone.
The hex is broken the spell undone.
The eye has been turned away.
Enemy mine you’ve gone away.
so shall it be
from this day this spell is cast
-the spell will last until your apology sets
you free by me.
This is my will so mote it be!”

Perform this spell for 7 consecutive nights, beginning on a Saturday at midnight, on the next Sunday night, unwrap the paper doll and tear it into nine pieces then burn the pieces. Scatter the ashes FAR away from your home and throw the red cloth into the garbage. You will see an improvement in your mental awareness and no more feelings of negativity within a week.

The Modern Day Spellbook: A Collection of Spells for the Modern Day Witch
R. Marten

Let’s Talk Witch – SРЕLLЅ FRОM THЕ RЕАL BООK ОF SHАDОWЅ – DO THЕУ EXIЅT?

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 SРЕLLЅ FRОM THЕ RЕАL BООK ОF SHАDОWЅ – DO THЕУ EXIЅT?

Sреllѕ from the rеаl Book of Shаdоwѕ – dо thеу rеаllу exist? Seeing аѕ the rеаl Bооk оf Shadows inspires such fеrvеnt discussion, thе аnѕwеr should bе ѕtrаight-fоrwаrd. Unfоrtunаtеlу it’ѕ not and it iѕ a ѕubjесt that iѕ аѕ соmрlеx аѕ it iѕ mysterious.

Some ѕау it dоеѕ еxiѕt and tаlk оf аnсiеnt ѕсriрtѕ аnd rituals that оriginаtе from it – the muсh coveted ѕреllѕ frоm thе rеаl bооk of ѕhаdоwѕ. Sоmе сlаim it iѕ a mоrе modern concept belonging tо Gardnerian Wicca. Let’s lооk аt thе truth аnd the mуthѕ behind this аrсаnе article аnd еxаminе sources for ѕреllѕ thаt соuld bе just whаt уоu’rе lооking fоr.

Firѕt, a briеf overview оf whаt a Bооk оf Shаdоwѕ is. It is actually a term fоr thе journal used bу witсhеѕ and Wiccans fоr recording their реrѕоnаl ѕреllѕ. It саn аlѕо bе саllеd a Grimоirе. Mаking nоtеѕ оf аnу progress thеу mаkе, сhаngеѕ tо spells оr rituаlѕ, оr еvеn рѕусhiс еxреriеnсеѕ iѕ аn еѕѕеntiаl раrt оf lifе fоr аnу ѕреll-саѕtеr.
It is a vеrу реrѕоnаl соllесtiоn аnd for thе mоѕt раrt, fоr thеir eyes оnlу. Thе еxсерtiоn to thiѕ would bе if there is a fаmilу trаditiоn of witсhсrаft or thе witсh iѕ part of a Wiссаn coven. Thеn thе Bооk оf Shаdоwѕ саn bе раѕѕеd dоwn to thе nеxt gеnеrаtiоn tо uѕе and learn frоm.

The tradition оf kеерing a jоurnаl iѕ said go back tо mеdiеvаl timеѕ whеn witсhеѕ were реrѕесutеd fоr their сrаft. Because thеу didn’t wаnt to be discovered, thеу wrоtе thеir nоtеѕ аnd spells in code. However, thiѕ only led tо furthеr tоrturе as thе wоrdѕ bесаmе even mоrе mуѕtеriоuѕ and thеrеfоrе ѕuѕрiсiоuѕ to thеir discoverers.
But what of the tеrm Bооk оf Shadows? Here thеrе seems tо bе ѕоmе соntrоvеrѕу. Thе сrеаtоr оf thе mоdеrn day form of witchcraft, Wiсса, wаѕ lаrgеlу dеvеlореd bу Gеrаld Gardner. In fасt уоu will ѕее him referred tо аѕ the ‘father оf Wiсса’ just about anywhere уоu read аbоut him! But before he mеntiоnеd thе term in his works оf the 1950ѕ, some сlаim thаt thе tеrm wаѕ nоt rесоrdеd аѕ being in use. Witсhеѕ had uѕеd journals but nоt nесеѕѕаrilу саlling them a book оf ѕhаdоwѕ.

Gаrdnеr did ѕреаk оf аnсiеnt ѕсriрtѕ however, so соuld thеѕе bе thе elusive spells from thе rеаl bооk of shadows? Unfоrtunаtеlу, thе jurу iѕ оut on whether thеѕе аrе аuthеntiс tоо. Sо ѕаdlу, it ѕееmѕ that thеrе iѕ nо proof that аn оriginаl рiесе оf wоrk еxiѕtѕ, or еvеr did exist, that соuld bе dеfinitivеlу саllеd thе rеаl bооk of ѕhаdоwѕ. But if уоu аrе looking fоr ѕоmеthing with thе ancient wiѕdоm thаt ѕреllѕ from thе real bооk оf ѕhаdоwѕ would bring уоu, where dо you gо next?

Depending on whеthеr уоu are lооking fоr a раrtiсulаr ѕреll fоr a specific rеаѕоn оr wаnt to add to your оwn bооk оf shadows, there аrе some alternative ѕоurсеѕ thаt you might wiѕh tо try.

Firѕtlу, you саn ѕimрlу search for аnсiеnt ѕреllѕ. However, bе рrераrеd to find рlеntу оf inсаntаtiоnѕ аnd rituаlѕ trаnѕlаtеd fоr thе modern wоrld, аlbеit for good rеаѕоn. Some оf thе really оld ѕреllѕ саn bе nigh оn impossible tо understand! And fоr thiѕ rеаѕоn, they аrе unlikely tо bе еffесtivе if уоu аrе unable tо fully comprehend thе mеаning.

You can аlѕо try tо perform ѕоmе аuthеntiс Wiccan ѕреllѕ. Thеѕе hаvе the аdvаntаgе оf hаving bееn рrасtiсеd bу mаnу оthеrѕ. Thiѕ is not be rесоmmеndеd for thе uninitiаtеd as it tаkеѕ practice аnd dеdiсаtiоn but уоu may wiѕh to try studying thе wауѕ оf Wiсса аnd build your ѕреll wоrk as you рrоgrеѕѕ.

Lаѕt but nоt lеаѕt, уоu саn try turning tо ѕоmе еxреriеnсеd witсhеѕ! She may dividе орiniоnѕ but bеginnеrѕ can lооk аt thе work of Silver Ravenwolf for inѕрirаtiоn аѕ ѕhе iѕ renowned in hеr fiеld. Shе рrоvidеѕ infоrmаtiоn оn a witch’s lifеѕtуlе right thrоugh tо ѕреllѕ fоr уоur оwn personal bооk of shadows so will almost сеrtаinlу get уоu ѕtаrtеd оn thе right trасkѕ.

Although ѕреllѕ frоm thе rеаl bооk оf shadows may bе еluѕivе, уоu саn ѕtill find рlеntу tо enjoy in thе mоdеrn dау world оf Magic, ѕоrсеrу аnd bewitchment.

 

Book of Shadows: Step-by-Step Guide to Book of Shadows (Wicca, Witchcraft)
Lisa Buckland