1 February E. H. (in N.H.) Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

On this day 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.

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Berlin, Germany.

February 01, 2020
05:00 am GMT (6:00 AM CET)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Aquarius 47
Moon:02 Taurus 16
Mercury:26 Aquarius 20
Venus:22 Pisces 10
Mars:19 Sagittarius 32
Jupiter:13 Capricorn 43
Saturn:25 Capricorn 04
Uranus:02 Taurus 51
Neptune:17 Pisces 05
Pluto:23 Capricorn 25

True Lunar Node:07 Cancer 49 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Cancer 35 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Aries 33

Chiron:02 Aries 32
Ceres:00 Aquarius 21
Pallas:05 Capricorn 25
Juno:21 Libra 29
Vesta:15 Taurus 43

Eris:23 Aries 16

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:10
Fixed:6
Mutable:3
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)e to your local time use this link

For You Local Time and Date

If you have questions about using any of the links please leave them in the comment section as others may have the same question and it is easier to answer once than many times via email. Thank you.

1 February E. H. (in S. H.) Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

On this day 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.

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Anatanarivo, Madagascar, South Africa.

February 01, 2020
03:00 am GMT (6:00 AM EAT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Aquarius 42
Moon:01 Taurus 16
Mercury:26 Aquarius 11
Venus:22 Pisces 04
Mars:19 Sagittarius 29
Jupiter:13 Capricorn 42
Saturn:25 Capricorn 03
Uranus:02 Taurus 51
Neptune:17 Pisces 05
Pluto:23 Capricorn 25

True Lunar Node:07 Cancer 49 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Cancer 35 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Aries 32

Chiron:02 Aries 32
Ceres:00 Aquarius 19
Pallas:05 Capricorn 23
Juno:21 Libra 28
Vesta:15 Taurus 42

Eris:23 Aries 16

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:10
Fixed:6
Mutable:3

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)e to your local time use this link

For You Local Time and Date

If you have questions about using any of the links please leave them in the comment section as others may have the same question and it is easier to answer once than many times via email. Thank you.

February 1 Birthday Horoscope

People Born On February 1: Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius

FEBRUARY 1 birthday horoscope predicts that you are creative! The zodiac sign for February 1 is Aquarius, and you are honest to a fault. You truly believe in what you feel. February 1 birthday personality are blunt or straightforward people. You need to be diplomatic with people.

Although you can have a dry sense of humor, you are a smooth operator. With your ability to make snap decisions, you have gotten yourself out of some tight spots.

If today is your birthday, Aquarius you are either shy, or you are calling attention to yourself. The difference is almost overwhelming. Air is your partner. Air can be breathtaking, or it can be dormant.

 

Embrace the active and positive qualities of air. Aquarians are generally not loners or detached from others. February 1st born, you like communicating with others.

With a February 1 birthday, you are likely to be a source of strength. A female Aquarius is a significant part of the future. You dedicate a lot of time helping others overcome their obstacles. Both males and females born on this day are serious-minded Aquarians. You also can be both practical and idealistic forecasts your birthday astrology analysis.

February 1 zodiac people will face challenges when it comes to finding a career field. You would do well in sales and marketing. You possess the skill to be involved in non-profit campaigns. There are many occupations which you can choose. The future of person who born on 1 February will be different from that of the others.

February 1 horoscope shows that you have the attitude that no one can do it right. But a managerial position suits you perfectly. However, taking your subordinates right to voice is not fair because it affects their contributions to the issues. You are quite charming, but you should not be so thoughtless.

Aquarius, you may find that you would function better within a group or in front of an audience. You know that everybody is there in support of the same cause. However, you are disappointed when your ideas demand more of others and their efforts than they are willing to give. Perhaps, you expect too much with your progressive nature. People with Aquarius birthdays are not only book smart, but you are worldly.

When you have reached the point of maturity, you will be able to put a cap on the mood swings and emotional outburst. Sorry to say but if your zodiac birthday is February 1 then you are responsible for a lot of your drama. So do not blame anyone else.

You are likely, Aquarius, to find new friendships wherever you go. The connections you make are favorable ones. Perhaps they will have an impact on your business goals.

With all these connections, your horoscope compatibility by birthday predicts that you have not yet coupled with one particular person. Aquarius, you hate being left out because you do not meet a pair’s qualifications.

You daydream about it and wonder if you will ever meet that special someone. Romance is on your mind, and once a fire has been ignited, you go all in. Your passions run deep, but in your heart, you know you are likely to attract more opportunities than you should.

February 1 personality do not stick around long enough to know anyone genuinely so, on the surface, no one is good enough for you. Please do not make a promise to Aquarius and then not keep it! Aquarians born on this day despise it when they find out someone has not been honest with them. That is most certainly a deal breaker.

In conclusion, Aquarians feel that they have to be in control of themselves. You always find some excuse as to why you should not have let that person get close to you.

Although in anger, you can be rude and vengeful Aquarians, but the worse of it all is a deadly silence. Stay calm and listen to some music or explore new territory.

What your birthday says about you is, that not all this chaos is healthy. Aquarians with February 1 birthday have to be careful to take care of their legs or bones and avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and partaking in recreational drugs.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 1

This Day That Year – February 1 In History

1669 – Limits are placed on freedom of religion (French King Louis XIV).
1810 – Black population totals 1,377,808 out of 7,239,881 US citizens.
1887 – Southern California starts building Hollywood with land purchased from Harvey Wilcox.
1914 – Exhibition game in Egypt between NY Giants and Chicago White Sox.

February 1 Kumbha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 1 Chinese Zodiac TIGER

February 1 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Uranus that stands for experimentation, surprises, independence, and creation of new ideas.

February 1 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol Of The Aquarius Zodiac Sign

February 1 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Magician. This card symbolizes willpower, creativity, and talent. The Minor Arcana cards are Six of Swords and Knight of Swords.

February 1 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Leo: This will be an entertaining match between two creative individuals.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign TaurusThis relationship will be stubborn and full of differences.

See Also:

February 1 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for the assertion, leadership qualities, authority, and courage.
Number 3 – This number symbolizes motivation, imagination, and frankness.

Lucky Colors For February 1 Birthday

Aqua: This is a refreshing color that symbolizes upliftment, strength, and individuality.
Lilac: This color signifies mysticism, confidence, and strong emotions.

Lucky Days For February 1 Birthday

Saturday – This day is ruled by Saturn and stands for the ability to overcome problems and yet be successful.
Sunday – This day is ruled by Sun and represents the universe as the creator of everything that happens around us.

February 1 Birthstone

Amethyst is a magical gemstone that helps overcome addictions and protect against mental illnesses.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On February 1

A problematic floor puzzle for the man and a turquoise necklace for the woman. The February 1 birthday personality loves mysteries.

To read anyone’s horoscope

1 February S. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

On this day 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.

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

January 31, 2020 (1 February 2020)
07:00 pm GMT (6:00 AM AEDT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Aquarius 22
Moon:27 Aries 17
Mercury:25 Aquarius 38
Venus:21 Pisces 40
Mars:19 Sagittarius 15
Jupiter:13 Capricorn 37
Saturn:25 Capricorn 01
Uranus:02 Taurus 50
Neptune:17 Pisces 04
Pluto:23 Capricorn 25

True Lunar Node:07 Cancer 49 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Cancer 37 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Aries 30

Chiron:02 Aries 31
Ceres:00 Aquarius 11
Pallas:05 Capricorn 15
Juno:21 Libra 27
Vesta:15 Taurus 38

Eris:23 Aries 16

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:11
Fixed:5
Mutable:3

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)e to your local time use this link

For You Local Time and Date

If you have questions about using any of the links please leave them in the comment section as others may have the same question and it is easier to answer once than many times via email. Thank you.

Imbolc and Lammas Gathering Sunday, February 2, 2020

Any Witch or Pagan is welcome to come celebrate Imbolc and Lammas with us. Everyone attending needs to stay until the rituals for both hemispheres are done. It is up to you if want to do both rituals. For these Sabbats we are doing something new the sacred circles and Watchtowers will be called and dismissed for each hemisphere. We ask that you do not print these rituals out but you are welcome to bookmark them for future use.

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – RITUAL FOR THE SABBAT IMBOLC: IN HONOR OF THE GODDESS GAIA AND GOD AENGUS OG  Written and Led by our novice Melinda.

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE – RITUAL FOR THE SABBAT LAMMAS: IN HONOR OF THE GODDESS HARVEST MOTHER AND GOD LUGH Written and Led by our adept Dawn of the Day

WHEN:

Northern Hemisphere –

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Chatroom opens at 3:00 PM CT

Circle will be cast at 4:00 PM CT

Southern Hemisphere –

Monday, February 3, 2020

Chatroom opens at 8:00 AM AEDT

Circle will be cast at 9:00 AM AEDT

WHERE:

Heart’s Spirit Coven Chatroom

If you have applied to be in the chatroom and have not received a reply yet, it will come to you at least 5 minutes before the circle is cast on Sunday. No approval for entering the chatroom when we are only 5 minutes away from casting the circle to begin the Imbolc and Lammas Rituals.

RITUALS:

EVERYONE: Set up your altar before the ritual starts. Placing an object represents .each of the elements so they form a pentagram.

In the upper right-hand point of the pentagram –

Air: Dream catcher, feather, incense, any object that you are drawn too

Lower right-hand point of the Pentagram

Fire: A symbol of the Sun, red or orange candle, a picture of a fire.

Lower left-hand point of the Pentagram

Earth: gnome, a bowl of salt or dirt, or object of your choice

Upper right-hand point of the Pentagram:

Water: Seashell, a bowl of water, any type of sea creature, object of your choosing

Top point of the Pentagram Spirit:

Angel Statue or whatever represents the element of Spirit to you.

Goddess: Goddess candle will be on the right side of altar decorate in color of green. You can also use green crystals in place of the candle which are green calcite, amber. Fragrances can be used such as honeysuckle or cypress, or any flower, or a picture of Gaia.

God: Gods candle will be on left side of altar decorate it in the colors of Green, pink, or red. You can also use crystals such as Rose Quartz, Peridot, Copper. Incense such as Sandal wood, Rose, or Lavender, Or a picture or statue of the God Aengus.

Casting the Circle:

Raven Spiritwalker: We walk this circle clockwise three times asking that all who are in it or outside of it be kept safe and no harm to no one.

EVERYONE: Face your altar and touch what is representing the Goddess and say:

“Gaia, our mother, You who nourishes all living things I honor and pray to thee, guide us and thank you for the promise of the return of Spring.”

Now touch what is representing the God and say:

Aegnus, God of love, youth, and poetic inspiration, guide us from this day forward and thank you for the promise of the return of Spring.”

(Now light the incense or candle if you are using one)

Mediate for 1 minute to allow the rise of power from the Goddess and God

When you have meditated for a minute with the God and/or Goddess please type “DONE”

Opening the Circle:

To the Guardians of the West, Archangel Gabriel:

We dismiss you from our Watchtower and thank you for protecting us.

To the Guardians of the South, Archangel Michael:

We dismiss you from our Watchtower and thank you for protecting us..

To the Guardians of the East, Archangel Raphael:

We dismiss you from our Watchtower and thank you for protecting us..

To the Guardians of the North, Uriel:

We dismiss you from our Watchtower and thank you for protecting us.

Raven Spiritwalker: We walk this circle counter-clockwise three times asking that all who are in it or outside of it be kept safe and no harm to no one.

(You can go back and commune with the Gods and/or Goddesses from one or both rituals after the Southern Hemisphere circle is opened)

Remember to offer a bite to the God and Goddess of your favorite snack and drink to give thanks to the God and Goddess. 

Lammas ritual

Lammas is known as the 1st of the 3 harvest festivals, it is still a time of hot intense sun but the days are starting to get shorter.  The grain is starting to ripen in the fields along with some of the fruits on the apple trees.

The goddess is pregnant and the god is still very strong but slowly weakening as we move into fall.  The animals are fattening for the winter slaughter and there is a push to start the process of storing food away for the lean months but at this time the days are still easy

Items needed for the ritual:

Apples, grapes, bread

gold or yellow cloth

sunflowers or raw wheat

Incense sandalwood and frankincense

Have a candle on your altar to represent the Harvest Mother — choose something in orange, red or yellow.

Corn husk or two

Place symbols of your craft or skill on the altar—a notebook, your special paints for artists, a pen for writers, other tools of your creativity. To represent the god Lugh

Please decorate your altar properly with a yellow or gold cloth, a nice sunflower and or a sheath of wheat, maybe an apple or a few grapes and/or a loaf of bread. This is to represent the sun  in the yellow or orange cloth.   A goblet of ritual wine is optional.

EVERYONE IN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE: We open the ritual with the walking around the circle 3 times in a counter clockwise direction.  We first point at the ground with our dominate hand asking the earth for its power to make this circle secure for the work we are to do here.  We walk a second time with our dominate hand outstretched at shoulder level asking water to secure our circle and finally we walk a third time with our hand pointed to the ceiling asking  air to help secure our circle and the work that we do here.  We finally say what is above is below and what is below is above we have created a circle to protect ourselves while we do our work may we harm no one and may no one harm.

Starting in the west and while touching the item that represents the west say watchtower of the west please help us with our circle today and protect us as we do our work

Next is the south and while touching the item that represents the south say watchtower of the south please help us with our circle today and protect us as we do our work

Next the east and while touching the item that represents the east say watchtower of the east please help us with our circle today and protect us as we do our work

Finally in the north and while touching the item that represents the north say watchtower of the north please help us with our circle today and protect us as we do our work

Light the candle, and say:

The wheel of the year is upon use

The food is plentiful and soil fertile

With this ritual we ask for the blessings

Of the Mother of the harvest

In honor of the Harvest we now will make a representation of the goddess using your corn husk and once the ritual is over please leave it on your altar to honor the goddess.

PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS BEFORE THE GATHERING AND PRINT THEM OUT OR TAKE NOTES SO YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT.

Here is an example of how to make a corn husk doll

When you are done please type the word “DONE”

 

Now we will finish our ritual.  Point to the ceiling with your dominate hand and walk in a counter clockwise direction and say thank you air for your protection of our circle.  Now at shoulder level walk around the circle in a counter clock wise manner and thank water for the protection of our circle.  Finally point to the ground and walk in a counter clockwise manner thanking earth for protecting our circle.  Finally raise your hands above your head bring them down and point your palms at the ground and send any extra energy into the earth to help and heal our Mother.  End with the comment our circle is now open but it is never broken our work is done now may everyone go in peace.

Starting in the north and while touching the item that represents the north say Thank you to the watchtower of the north for helping us with our circle and you may leave if you must but stay if you like

Next is the east and while touching the item that represents the east say Thank you to the watchtower of the east for helping us with our circle and you may leave if you must but stay if you like

Now the South and while touching the item that represents the south say Thank you to the watchtower of the south for helping us with our circle and you may leave if you must but stay if you like

Finally is the west and while touching the item that represents the west say Thank you to the watchtower of the west for helping us with our circle and you may leave if you must but stay if you like

Blessed Be

Please enjoy some of the gifts from your altar, take a sip of the wine some of the bread etc.  Make sure you have enough, to enjoy the treats, also that you can leave some on the altar but also make sure you share some with the creatures of nature.  As you eat of your sacrifices remember and meditate on how the cycle of life goes from the seed to the plant and then back to seed to start all over again just like the wheel of the year continues to cycle through birth, adolescents, maturity, age, death and then of course rebirth.

References for Lammas ritual:

https://witchesofthecraft.com/tag/lammas-ritual/

Wicca Wheel of the Year Lisa Chamberlain pgs 88-95

https://www.learnreligions.com/setting-up-your-lammas-lughnasadh-altar-2562171

https://www.almanac.com/content/seasonal-crafts-cornhusk-doll

 

WOTC and CL New Icon

These Icons were drawn by a member of Lady Beltane’s family and then given to Lady Beltane to use as she wants to. There is a copyright on the pictures so if you want to use one of them for some reason you will have to email me at WitchesCovenHearts@yahoo.com telling what you specifically want to use them for. Until I reply giving you permission or not to use them I will know who copies or save the pictures and we will have a discussion about “the honor system.”

I would love to hear your opinion about them please. The little thing in the roots is a leaf falling into an abyss in memory of Lady Abyss.

January 31 Birthday Horoscope

People Born On January 31: Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius

JANUARY 31 birthday horoscope predicts that your eyes appear to be mysterious and are uncommon to anyone else. They say the eyes are mirrors to our soul and if this is true, you certainly fit the description. The January 31 horoscope shows that your zodiac sign is Aquarius. You are always on the lookout for something new. You get bored too easily.

Your disposition is that of a kind and generous Aquarian. You are physically strong but can be subject to illnesses because of your lifestyle. You tend to take on more than your share of work and personal problems.

January 31 birthday personality may need to watch their blood pressure. Exercise is an essential part of your health. Check into alternative medicine as opposed to over the counter drugs.

To be able to enjoy your later years, you will need to take care of yourself. An exercise is a preventative tool for bone diseases as well as a stress reliever. The future of person who born on 31 January depends on your current health.

Aquarius, you are inspired by nature. The impossible seems possible when you look at what happens to nature even in the desert. The beauty is unsurpassed. It is remarkable just like you. You have a mental deportment that is bigger than your situation.

However, no strangers to disappointment, Aquarians with January 31 birthday have resilience. Once you make your mind up, you open doors. You have strong instinctive qualities. You would make an awesome financial consultant. People naturally trust your opinion and ask for it.

The January 31 horoscope shows that you stay grounded and are happy when you are giving to the needs of others. Someone born under the zodiac signs of Libra or Sagittarius are great teammates.

You all have a taste for the peculiar. The three of you would more than likely approach certain situations in the same way. Aquarians are usually standoffish people, but there is never a question about friends and loyalty. You won’t find a better friend.

When you Moon is in Aries, the Aquarian man will be full of life and the female unreceptive and distant. You may tend to snap at people. You make hasty decisions in anger.

This diminishes your reputation, so you need to look at how you handle authority figures. Look before you shoot, Aquarius. The target may be your reflection. At the same time, Aquarians can use their adaptability to be a part of many professions, yet your outstanding character can be blemished by thoughtless choices.

If today is your birthday, your quick decision-making quality is evident and could be surprisingly contrary to your previous thinking. January born Aquarius birthday people you take this way of being into your personal life as well.

Aquarius’ are sometimes “temporary” friends. Those ships that passed in the night were at your discretion. It was all in fun, and once it was over, it was over. You love your independence and feel more often than not, passionate about finding a mate. It is just hard finding someone to live up to your expectations. It is not as simple as you thought.

According to the Aquarius birthday astrology, you seem to enjoy helping others as you always find the time. As a parent yourself, you allow your children to develop their own identity.

You bring your experiences as a youngster into your style of child-rearing. Despite dancing to your beat, you want harmony.

In conclusion, your eyes are perplexing, but Aquarians are gentle souls. You are understanding of others and their problems. You give sound logical advice though some say your way of thinking is not typical.

With a January 31 birthday, you are concerned with justice. Instinctively, you are successful. Your eyes have a way of seeing the future. Get your exercise and enjoy life!

See: Famous Celebrities Born On January 31

This Day That Year – January 31 In History

876 – Charles is crowned as the king of Italy.
1851 – First orphan’s asylum is founded in San Francisco.
1905 – First US Commissioner of Labor (Carroll Wright appointed).
1920 – Howard University incorporates Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

January 31 Kumbha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

January 31 Chinese Zodiac TIGER

January 31 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Uranus that stands for originality, independence, liberation and new ideas.

January 31 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol For The Aquarius Star Sign

January 31 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Emperor. This card symbolizes power, influence, success, prestige, and stability. The Minor Arcana cards are Six of Swords and Knight of Swords.

January 31 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Aries: This will be an energetic match.

You are not compatible with people born under PiscesThis relationship has too many differences.

See Also:

January 31 Lucky Numbers

Number 4 – This number symbolizes traditional values, dependability, patience, and devotion.
Number 5 – This number symbolizes freedom, imagination, kindness, and adaptability.

Lucky Colors For January 31 Birthdays

Silver: This color symbolizes intuition, grace, love, and happiness.
Green: This color signifies rejuvenation, confidence, growth, and generosity.

Lucky Days For January 31 Birthday

Saturday – This day is ruled by planet Saturn and represents commitment, permanence, patience, and severity.
Sunday – This day is ruled by planet Sun and represents individuality, aspirations, goals, and objectives.

January 31 Birthstone

Amethyst is your gemstone, and it can bring peace and serenity to your life.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On January 31

A recycled piece of furniture for the woman and scuba diving classes for the man. The January 31 birthday personality is always ready to try out something new.

To read anyone’s horoscope

Who were the Maenads?

Coven Life®

Written By Priestess Hypatia

For Coven Life

19/12/2019

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Priestess of Bacchus, John Collier (taken from Wikimedia commons), 1886

In Thebes the birth place of Dionysus, the God of wine, the Maenads were born. They were known as the Priestesses who were part of the Dionysus cult and performed ecstatic dance. Roaming the mountains of Thebes, trancing and dancing in fawn skin dresses and panther throws, snake crowns and barefoot. Snakes in ancient times were used as healers.

The list of Maenads is long in history, these women that maintained the Dionysian cult with ecstatic ceremonies were distinct to the Hellenic world. A religious cult unlike no other, the women maintained a frenzied state of ecstasy. Extended periods of dancing (usually to the point of absolute and utter exhaustion) and drinking wine, the Maenads participated in orgiastic celebrations dancing naked through the forests of Thrace.

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January 30 N. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020

Today 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.

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

January 30, 2020
12:00 pm GMT (6:00 AM CST)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Aquarius 03
Moon:11 Aries 56
Mercury:23 Aquarius 29
Venus:20 Pisces 08
Mars:18 Sagittarius 22
Jupiter:13 Capricorn 21
Saturn:24 Capricorn 52
Uranus:02 Taurus 49
Neptune:17 Pisces 02
Pluto:23 Capricorn 22

True Lunar Node:07 Cancer 53 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Cancer 41 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Aries 21

Chiron:02 Aries 28
Ceres:29 Capricorn 40
Pallas:04 Capricorn 46
Juno:21 Libra 23
Vesta:15 Taurus 23

Eris:23 Aries 15

Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:3
Water:4
Cardinal:12
Fixed:4
Mutable:3
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

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Celebrate Lammas in the Southern Hemisphere with Recipes

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In the Southern Hemisphere, we celebrate Lammas from 1-2 February. On the flip side of the world, the festival is celebrated on 1-2 August.

Lammas(Lah-mus) – Anglo Saxon – Festive of the loaves.
Lughnasadh (Loo-na-saw) – Irish Gaelic -This word roughly translates to Lugh’s Assembly. The god Lugh is known as the Celtic God of the Sun.
Lunasa (Loo-nah-sah) – Modern Irish – This is a more modern version of Lughnasadh.

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Make a Salt Bowl to Rid Negativity

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Article by Hypatia

Written for Coven Life

19th March 2019

Salt has an increduble ability to absorb negative energy.

It has been used throughout different cultures and across time for this very purpose.

A salt bowl is a wonderful way to ensure a peaceful and relaxing environment.

Choose a Bowl

I love copper, it’s a great conductor. You can choose any natural material you like and even reserve that bowl purely for that purpose.

Choose a Salt 

I have chosen Black Sea salt from Crete and Murray River Sea salt from Australia. The choice of salt is endless.

Adding Herbs and Oils

You can add protective herbs and oils, I have chosen Juniper berrys both the berry and the oil,  rosemary, both the herb and the oil, peppercorns and cloves. Once again the choice is yours.

The essential oils make such a beautiful addition to the atmosphere!

Set your Intentions

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Hazelnut Charm House Blessing

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Here is a simple protection and good luck charm you can hang inside your home near or over the hearth, near the front door, or in your bedroom.

9 hazelnut’s threaded with twine.

After you have tied 7 knots make a loop for hanging. Take the hazelnut charm fill it with love, light and protection. Envisioning protection all around you, your loved ones, your home, or what ever or who ever you wish it to protect.

This is a wonderful charm for Samhain.

Try this on a Tuesday- the day of Mars.

A familiar chant for the Blessing:

“Smoke of air, fire and earth, cleanse and bless this home and hearth.

Drive away all harm and fear, only good may enter here.”

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Pantheon- People never really stopped believing.

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March 24th 2018

Written By Hypatia Of Alexandrea for Coven Life

 

I started to think back to when I first started observing the different Gods and Goddesses in their glory. Coming from a Christian religion and believing that there was only one God it was difficult for me to truly grasp the Many.

Slowly converting from the monotheistic strict religious guidelines I come to realize that the One was once Many. In other words before monotheism came along there was of course many God’s observed, especially by the very creators of the now dominant monotheistic religions.

The Gods of the Pantheons became rolled into one and most others were given the titles of angels and saints. This is evident in the Orthodox Christian religion where some Gods and Goddesses have the title of saints such as Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, Artemis and the list goes on!

These Gods never…

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Celebrate Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere with Rituals

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Depending on your particular tradition, there are many different ways you can celebrate Imbolc. Some people focus on the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects as a deity of fire and fertility.

Imbolc is a time of magical energy related to the feminine aspect of the goddess, of new beginnings, and of fire. It’s also a good time to focus on divination and increasing your own magical gifts and abilities.

To continue reading about how to do Imbolc Rituals

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