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1. Wettbewerb 2019 der Gruppe "Master of the Blingees"

Good morning to all our little snow bunnies. How y’all doing today? I hope you aren’t snowed in some place. Our weather forecasters amaze the crap out of me. I have found out with all the metal in my body, I can tell weather better than they can. Our “supposedly” snow storm pooped out! When we went to bed last night, I turned the porch light on. It was snowing like the devil, great big fluffy flakes. I figured this morning we would get up and we would have snow up to our rumps. WRONG! The only sign we have that it actually snowed and that we weren’t crazy last night is a shed in the back with snow on its roof. This is the second time this season, our weather forecasters have called for a “severe” snow storm to come through. Both times they have missed the mark. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining at all. I figure before the season is over, we will get hit with a 6 foot snow and won’t see daylight for a week. We are way overdue for a good snow storm. It seems around here, our weather runs in cycles. About every seven years, the seasons change. When the seasons change that is when you can expect bad weather. This is suppose to be the year our seasons change for us. This being the first of January, we are not out of the woods yet. So I guess I better keep my big mouth shut or else I will end up with a snowball in it, lol!

I have two things on my mind this morning, both of them have to do with the government. I know and you know, I don’t like to mix politics and witchcraft anymore than the next witch but….the government shut down has been weighing heavy on my mind. I am not going to play the blame game, whether it is the Republicans’ fault or the Democrats’ faults, I really don’t care. What I do care about is all the government workers that are not getting paid right now. I know as many followers and members as The WOTC has, there has got to be several of you who are currently being effected by this shut-down. I won’t play the blame game but I do think it is horrible to put the citizens of this country in the middle of this mess. I wonder how all the politicians in our country would like it, if all of a sudden their paychecks stopped rolling in. I don’t think they would. In fact, I don’t believe any of them could live the way most of us “average joes” do. I know what is like to live from paycheck to paycheck. In today’s economic, that is about all you can do anymore. You can’t save a dollar for a rainy day because something always comes up to take that dollar.

When I was watching the News (got to stop watching the News, it always gets me in trouble), I saw numerous people talking about how they were going to feed their children, how they were going to keep a roof over their heads and many more stories just like these. You know to live in the greatest country on the planet, this is pitiful and that is an understatement. It troubles my soul when I see these people because if the government don’t get its head out of its ass and do something, things are going to get much worse. People aren’t going to stand by and watch their children go hungry or lose everything they worked for all their life. I don’t believe the elected officials of our country would want a person like me for president. The first thing I would do is to stop their paychecks. If the American people aren’t getting paid, then they wouldn’t either. Hell, they would lose their minds if they had to live like we do. Plain and simple, they have lost touch with reality. They are playing politics with our lives.

There is going to be a poll at the end of this to see how many of you are directly effected by this shut-down. I want to know. I have a plan cooking in the back of my little brain and I decided it was time to act on it. I can’t stand by and watch potentials members of our family go hunger, lose their houses, can’t pay their bills or whatever else they need. I just can’t do it. My plan, and you can tell me what you think, is to create a fund for all those out of work right now due to the shut down and facing hardship. The funds will be donated from our members and others who are working and can afford to give a little to help others out during this crisis. And yes, it is a crisis. I know we have children going to bed every night hungry in this country and that is a shame. Now to add more children and families to that growing list, it is unthinkable. The money or donations wouldn’t even go into our PayPal account. I know Lady Beltane has opened a PayPal account for the magazine that is suppose to be coming out in a few months. I was going to see if we could use her account for this fund. Next thing after we get some donations collected would be for those workers in need to verify that they are government employees. How to do this, simple. Just email us a pay stub with everything blocked out, except the name of the government agency and the $0.00 balance you received on your last pay check. It probably won’t be much that we collect but perhaps it will help someone keep their lights on or buy a few groceries for their families. Everyone here has helped us when we have been in a tight spot, now it is our turn to return the favor. What I would like to know, would you be willing to help out our brothers & sisters currently trapped in the middle of political politics? Like I stated the money or donations will not go into our PayPal account, it will go into another one. We will gladly release every detail about where your donations have went and how and what they were spent for. Now will you help if we can get this up and running.

We have a very large family across the net, I know in this time of crisis we can pull together and help those who need it most. Just put yourself in their shoes, no money coming in, kids to feed, chance of losing your home, and there seems no hope in sight. How would you feel? I know how it feels and it is scary as hell. I want to know if this is something you would be willing to help out with? These are our brothers and sisters, proud Americans who are now political pons. They need our help and I am asking you, would you be willing to help if we can get this up and running?

This is just one of the things I wanted to talk to you about. The other I will wait a day or two on, it involves starting our own political movement.  Yes, you heard right, a political movement of our own. I am sick of the way things are going in this country. I am sure most of you are also. It seems no one, Democrat or Republican, can get their act together to change things, so it is time for a new voice to be heard. That voice is ours. I will give you more details on it later.

Now if you don’t mind and have a minute, would you please take the brief poll below. It will give us an idea of how many displaced workers we have in our community and how much we are going to have to raise to even start to help them out.

Goddess bless our country and our brothers and sisters currently caught up in this political mess. Let them know they are not alone and we are trying our best to find a way to help them. Let them stand strong in their faith and in their brothers and sisters of The Craft. 

So Mote It Be.

Lady of the Abyss

 

 

*After Thought* I forgot what really, really rubbed me the wrong way till I went back and read what I wrote. The other day I read that the government was giving their employees ideas on how to survive without paychecks. REALLY! I am going to call it what it is, “a crock of shit!” To tell people to have yard sales or garage sales, babysit, walk the neighbor’s dog or do handyman work, really! Are these idiots in Washington that far out of touch with reality? And how dare they tell these people that want to work and have worked for good money to go out and “walk a dog.” Who the hell do they think they are? I wonder how dear Chuck or Nancy would like to be told to “go walk a dog?” Nancy is not one of my favorite people. I would love to see that woman walking a dog, in fact, I would pay to see her walk a dog. She needs to walk her butt out the door with several others of those up there in Washington right now.

*End of Rant*

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HOW TO CURE A FULL MOON HANGOVER

HOW TO CURE A FULL MOON HANGOVER

Do you lose sleep when the moon looms large in the night sky? Do you feel dazed or sensitive?

You might have a full moon hangover.

We all know that the word lunatic originates from the Latin word for moon: luna. Though lunatic is an unsavory word now, it points to a long understanding that strange things – and strange feelings – tend to occur around the lunar phases.

 

Symbolically, the moon is associated with our inner experience and intuition. And, physically, the moon is associated with our hormonal cycles.  A full moon may magnify the energy and intentions you are already moving through.

 

WHAT IS A FULL MOON HANGOVER?

The way that a full moon hangover looks for each of us is different. For some of us, it can affect our sleep patterns, which in turn alter hormone levels, leaving us feeling feel raw and drained.

If you are working through sadness or grief, the full moon can augment these feelings to the point of catharsis and resolve; or, if you are moving through a period of growth and expansion, the full moon may amplify this energy into a culmination.

Either way, the moon’s soft light may shine some clarity on our more hidden caverns, those emotional realms you may not consciously choose to enter.

 

TIPS FOR DEALING WITH A FULL MOON HANGOVER

Though there is no “cure” for a full moon hangover, we can use this lunar phase for self-inquiry… with heightened magic to sweeten the medicine.

Here is how we can make the most of the moon’s brimming wisdom during this phase:

 

PREPARATION

Knowing the moon’s phase is the most easily observable and trackable way to befriend the night sky. Learn what sign the full moon will be in and work with that archetype for greater understanding of what may come up emotionally or energetically.

Notice and track how you feel during different lunar phases – not only the full moon phase. Tracking our cycles of sleep, energy, and feelings can enlighten us and prepare us for better self-care.

If you have any control over your schedule, you can plan for these phases where you may lose sleep or have lower energy levels.

 

ACCEPTANCE

If you cannot sleep, don’t fight it. If you feel tired, rest. Embrace the cycle, sweet creature. Your body is in rhythm with nature; celebrate that your circadian rhythms are on point and use this time with intention to see what the moon has dredged up for us from our depths to observe.

Frustration does not allow rest, so if you cannot sleep, put on a comfy robe and make a relaxing tea like passionflower, valerian, lavender or chamomile. Use the time you would be sleeping to meditate, journal, watercolor, or set intentions.

Often, when I am awakened during a full moon cycle, I see it as a joyous synchronicity, now is the time to do the inner work that often gets pushed aside for more pressing everyday activities. There is nothing to do in the middle of the night but to fully be with our feelings.

 

INTEGRATION

This lunar phase can shine light on the shadowy parts; these feelings may not come fully understandable or verbalized. Any big catharsis, realization or transformation must be integrated into your everyday existence so that you do not become fragmented in your experience.

Instead, pull in your new gems of understanding with gratitude and put concerted effort toward being gentle to the body as we move through new and profound energetic changes.

Drink lots of water and broths. Eat nourishing, slow-cooked food. Rest as much as you can. Develop an embodied ritual during the full moon like body oiling, an herbal bath, or a steam.

Integration is a process that cannot be rushed. It is like getting over the flu, though you feel you are through the worst of it, your recovering body needs extra care before feeling totally robust again.

In the same way, if you lose sleep, shed a few tears, or have a metamorphic realization, give yourself time to lean into your newfound insight.

You are a creature of this earth, inseparable from the energetic and physical pulls of nature’s cycles. Allow the full moon to do her work on you.

When we receive moon medicine with grace, we learn how to better nurture ourselves. The lunar pearls of wisdom become a source of kindness and profound self-acceptance.

A person who can accept and nurture themselves always has a soft place to land.

 

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JANUARY’S SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON IS A CAN’T-MISS LUNAR ECLIPSE

JANUARY’S SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON IS A CAN’T-MISS LUNAR ECLIPSE

At 9:16 p.m. PST on January 20, 2019, the full moon will be in Leo — and it doubles as a total lunar eclipse.

No matter who you are, it’s impossible to look up at a full moon without feeling awe-inspired. And considering that January brings us a supermoon, which occurs when the orb is at its closest point to Earth, the urge to gaze is slated to be even stronger. Add a total lunar eclipse into the mix (the last until 2021, offering both moon and the surrounding sky a reddish hue) and you have what many are calling the “super blood wolf” moon. It’s safe to say you won’t be able to look away.

As if this celestial cocktail wasn’t high-impact enough, the year’s first full moon occurs in Leo—which really turns up the drama.

WHAT DOES THE FULL MOON IN LEO MEAN?

 

The moon governs our emotions and moods. And with lunar energies building to a climax in expressive, over-the-top Leo, everyone’s a little more likely to wear their heart on their sleeve.

To make things even more intense, this lunation is both opposite the sun (as are all full moons) and ruled by the sun—stirring up some complicated feelings about being seen and heard. On the one hand, we’re longing for the spotlight; on the other, we’re extremely sensitive about how our audience might perceive us.

Leo loves taking center stage, and basking in the applause that (hopefully) comes with it. We all love to be loved—but when we put ourselves out there, there’s no guarantee that everyone will like us.  This full moon reminds us how important it is to love ourselves, no matter how others might feel.

 

Fortunately, the sun in individualistic Aquarius shows us how to do our thing, without worrying too much about other people’s reactions.  And as counterintuitive as it may seem, the less we chase after popularity and approval, the more likely we are to attract the right kind of attention—from people who really get us.

This full moon is all about letting your light shine. But remember, everyone deserves their moment in the sun—so if you’re always the one in the spotlight, it may be time to step aside and let others be seen and heard. After all, you’re one-of-a-kind—but so is everyone else!

 

 

HOROSCOPES FOR THE JANUARY 2019 NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN

 

LEO

Relationships make excellent mirrors, Leo—and when the image reflected back to you is a flattering one, it can be hard to look away! Still, if you’re always asking friends or partners to give you validation, that’s not a good look. You may be their shining star, but this full moon reminds you that you’re not the center of the universe.

VIRGO

Good work is its own reward, Virgo. But that doesn’t mean you’re wrong to want a little more recognition for what you do. After all, when your efforts are taken for granted, even a labor of love can start to feel like a chore. At this full moon, it’s time to take credit where credit is due!

LIBRA

The more, the merrier, Libra! But with everyone’s busy schedules, it’s not always easy to get the whole gang together. Fortunately, your friends have you to keep them connected. But wouldn’t it be nice if someone else played hostess once in a while? At this full moon, it may be time to pass the torch so you can have some fun.

SCORPIO

Hiding in plain sight, Scorpio? Flying under the radar may help you maintain your mystique—but it can also backfire by making you invisible. And if you want to be a real power player, that’s something you can’t afford! This full moon challenges to balance your need for privacy with your desire to stand out.

SAGITTARIUS

Call us crazy, Sag, but we think you might be a little too open-minded. Don’t get us wrong—we admire your curiosity. But with so much emphasis on broadening your intellectual horizons, it’s easy to lose touch with what’s in your heart. This full moon is a chance to reconnect with the things you’re most passionate about.

CAPRICORN

What have you got to prove, Capricorn? Actually, quite a lot! What other people think of you matters more than you let on, and if they’re someone important, there’s little you wouldn’t do to earn their approval. There’s nothing wrong with trying to earn someone’s respect—but at this full moon, it’s even more important to respect yourself.

AQUARIUS

Are you forgetting someone, Aquarius? With so much on your plate right now, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s going on in your loved ones’ lives—and chances are, somebody’s feeling neglected. You probably didn’t mean to freeze them out, but at this full moon, you may want to send some extra warmth their way.

PISCES

No one puts you in a corner, Pisces—except sometimes yourself. It can be all too easy to think of reasons why you’re not the one for the job. But there’s a certain kind of heart-centered leadership that only you can provide—and the world really needs it right now. At this full moon, it’s time to rise to the occasion.

ARIES

You were born to be wild, Aries. And no matter how hard they try, you just can’t be tamed. Still, adapting yourself to social norms doesn’t always equal selling out—sometimes it’s just about putting yourself in the best possible light. This full moon helps you highlight your best features so you can shine your brightest.

TAURUS

We’re all in this together, Taurus. But when the group decides to take a new direction, it’s easy to worry about getting left behind—especially when you’re the one who’s used to calling the shots. Taking a back seat can be hard on your pride, but at this full moon, you may have to take one for the team.

GEMINI

Interested people are interesting, Gemini. But constantly trying to prove to others how interesting you are? That’s just exhausting! There’s no need to get competitive about who has the funniest stories, the most information, or the freshest take. At this full moon, just speaking from the heart about what really matters to you makes you fascinating enough.

CANCER

You get what you give, Cancer—but your thoughtful gestures and gifts don’t always get the reaction you’re hoping for. Are people just ungrateful, or are you expecting too much? Honestly, it may be a little of both. At this full moon, make sure you’re giving them what they really want and not just what you think they need.

 

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Cosmic Alert: Friction Between Jupiter & Neptune

Cosmic Alert: Friction Between Jupiter & Neptune

Reveal key dates for the year

Tarot.com Staff

Every year brings about new beginnings, opportunities, and challenges — and 2019 won’t be any different! The cosmos is going to bless us with wonderful possibilities, while also putting obstacles in our path that are meant to help us grow and transform. The key to having a successful year is knowing how to work with these energies, so you end up coming out on top.

On January 13, Jupiter is making a tense aspect to Neptune — and this could throw us all for a loop! Keep reading to learn more about how this could affect YOU…

Solar Eclipse in Capricorn

Date: January 5

Talk about a cosmic kickstart to help you start your New Year off on the right foot! A Solar Eclipse in Capricorn is going to highlight a new beginning in some area of your life. Because this eclipse is closely aligned with Saturn, also in Capricorn, you’re ready to embrace this opportunity by rolling up your sleeves and getting down to business. And with all the persevering Goat energy floating around, you can be sure that any groundwork you lay during this eclipse will have serious long-term potential. Use this energy to set yourself up for long-term success!

 

Jupiter square Neptune

Date: January 13, June 16, September 21 (Next occurrence: 2025)

With Neptune’s illusory energy and Jupiter’s expansive energy, you could find yourself very easily deceived when these two planets aspect. This might be the time when you trust someone you shouldn’t or wear rose-colored glasses with a potential love interest. You could feel more optimistic than usual — but exercise caution as this misleading energy could take you down a much riskier path than you’d care to go down. Fortunately, once you get past September 21, you won’t have to worry about this energy for another six years.

 

Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo

Date: January 21

Talk about a Total (Lunar) Eclipse of the heart! Because this eclipse takes place in the loving sign of Leo, matters around your deepest desires and whether they’re being fulfilled could come into focus for you. What do you crave? Are your needs being met? Are you holding onto outdated beliefs of what love is supposed to look like? This eclipse not only serves as a reminder that we accept the love we think we deserve, but it also highlights that when we stop searching for something, we might realize it was in front of us all along.

 

Saturn sextile Neptune

Dates: January 31, June 18, November 8 (Next occurrence: 2031)

The impossible becomes the not-so-impossible when stabilizing Saturn syncs up with idealistic Neptune. All those dreams you’ve had but could never quite bring to fruition become possible now. Saturn helps you focus Neptune’s blurry lens, meaning that you’re able to hold onto your wildest fantasies, while also applying hard work and a sensible approach. This is truly a dreams-do-come-true transit, so don’t let this energy go to waste. After November 8, you won’t have another opportunity like this for another 12 years!

 

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces

Dates: March 5 – March 28

This retrograde period could be a doozy! Mercury Retrograde on its own gets a little messy for all of us, but when the planet of communication goes haywire in the spacey sign of Pisces, you could feel yourself becoming depleted, showing up late to appointments, and having an inability to concentrate. But this retrograde period isn’t all bad news. You can use this Mercury-Pisces combo to your advantage by indulging in a little escapism, allowing yourself to daydream and fantasize more than you normally would.

 

Uranus enters Taurus

Date: March 6

Uranus entered Taurus back in May 2018 but backpedaled into Aries during its retrograde period. Once Taurus re-enters Taurus, he’ll remain there through April 2026. Taurus is a sign that loves things to stay the same, while Uranus likes major shake-ups. This means that this transit could chip away at the foundations you’ve set up in your life, encouraging you to reinvent yourself in some way. Taurus is about values and the materials world, so you could see major changes in these areas of your life during this transit.

 

Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer

Date: July 2

Total Solar Eclipses are potent enough on their own, but the eclipse in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn. This energy could cause issues relating to leaving your comfort zone and reimagining the definition of what’s familiar or secure to arise. Thinks of this eclipse as a much-needed cosmic nudge to let go of whatever it was you thought made you solid, so you can truly become the master of your own universe.

 

Mercury Retrograde in Leo & Cancer

Dates: July 7 – July 31

This Mercury Retrograde period begins in Leo and ends in Cancer. When Mercury backpedals through Leo, you’ll be tasked to speak more directly from the heart, setting aside your ego in favor of true communication. Unfortunately, not everything will be quite as heartfelt when Mercury dips back into Cancer, because you might find that you and your family members can’t seem to get on the same page. Don’t let rising tensions get the best of you!

 

Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn

Date: July 16

Brace yourself, because this could shape up to be a very powerful and emotional eclipse for you! Why? The Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn will be only two degrees away from Pluto, the planet of depth, passion, and intensity. This means the energy from this event could expose secrets and shine a light on bad behaviors. And once this stuff comes to the surface … well, it could create some serious conflict. However, this could end up being a good thing, helping you create dramatic transformations personally, in your relationships, or even in our society as a whole.

 

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio

Dates: October 31 – November 20

Scorpio loves to expose our dirty messes, and Mercury is the planet of communication. So, when these two forces sync up in the sky, you could be confronted with issues of honesty and intimacy, shocked by a secret that surfaces, forced to deal with the pain of a previous betrayal, or even be pushed into having a conversation with your own internal darkness. Needless to say, Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio could throw us all for a loop!

 

Jupiter enters Capricorn

Dates: December 2, 2019 – December 20, 2020

Jupiter will move from buoyant Sagittarius to serious Capricorn, signaling a time when you’ll go from making big strides to taking a more measured approach. Persistence is something Capricorn excels at, which means you’ll have the fortitude to push forward with your plans even when the going gets rough. You’ll receive all of Jupiter’s blessing during this transit if you make plans and stick to them. Fortunately, you’ll have the energy of the Goat supporting you to do just that for almost all of 2020.

 

Jupiter trine Uranus

Date: December 15, 2019 (Next occurrence: 2028)

When expansive Jupiter and revolutionary Uranus join forces, you are being given cosmic permission to push the envelope and explore uncharted territory. This isn’t the time to stick with what you know. These two planets want you to dare to be different, to take risks, to push your boundaries. If you’ve been feeling as though your life is full of routine and has grown stale, this is the perfect transit to shake things up. And by stretching yourself in this way, unexpected and exciting opportunities could fall into your lap. You don’t want to miss out on making the most of this energy, because you won’t have another opportunity like it until 2028!

 

Annular Solar Eclipse in Capricorn

Date: December 26

It would only make sense that the final eclipse of the year will be a magical one! Not only will it will be conjunct to Jupiter in Capricorn, but it will also be trine to Uranus in Taurus. What does this mean, exactly? If you’ve spent 2019 doing the work to secure your place in the world, you could be on the receiving end of material windfall you didn’t see coming. Talk about having the potential to end your year in the most amazing way!

 

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Your Karmic Number of the Day for January 12 is Nine

9

 

The 9 today represents your creativity. You don’t have to be an artist to be creative. You have a special way of inspiring people that come in contact with you and your work. Whatever you create plants seeds in the minds of others. It happens in ways that expands into arenas that you don’t know about. Be careful of what you create, as it is an extension of you. Everything you are passionate about has the capacity to be a tool for teaching others. Keep living with the freedom of doing what comes naturally to you. At some point others will follow your example.

Your Daily Witches Rune for January 12 is Woman

Today’s Witches Rune

Woman

Meaning: The first meaning of this rune is quite obvious: it represents women. Any woman that is important in the question, whether you know her or not, will be represented by this rune. Mother, sister, aunt, grandma, a female boss, friend, lover or even enemy… all can be symbolized by the appearance of this rune.

In a more general sense, this rune is related to traditional female abilities and characteristics, such as giving birth, nurturing, comforting and healing. When this rune appears, you can count on the sympathy of others towards you or your situation. In its most negative aspects, the Woman rune can show over-protectiveness, a patronizing attitude or co-dependency. It often strives to maintain the status quo, refusing to change even if the situation is bad.

The Woman rune is connected to nurturing – nurturing a relationship, a person or a project. Like the Moon rune, it can be related to finding a safe place to rest and heal, but while the Moon implies a solitary retreat, the Woman often shows that you need to go back to the people you trust, the people you feel safe with.

Healing is another strong aspect of this symbol, as well as teaching. You can be both the patient/student or the healer/teacher when this rune appears. This rune is also connected to creativity, but in a way that is different from the Romance rune. While the latter is about the conception of a project – the initial stages of creation – the Woman is about the birth of this project. When your creation is brought out into the world, fully manifested.

In relationship readings, this rune isn’t bad, but rather weak. While it can indicate subtle ties between people, these are usually so, so subtle that the partners can easily drift away from each other. It can show that one of the partners sees the other as someone who needs to be protected and healed, rather than an equal. Usually, the romance is a bit stagnated when this rune appears, or very close to becoming a friendship.