There is beautiful harmony in this song.
Blessed be dear ones.
There is beautiful harmony in this song.
Blessed be dear ones.
Recipe by Gerina Dunwich
20 drops musk oil
25 drops pine oil
1 cup oak moss
2 cups dried mistletoe
1 cup dried poinsettia flowers
1 cup dried bayberries
1/2 cup dried rosemary
1/2 cup dried holly leaves and berries
3 crushed pinecones
Mix the musk and pine oils with the oak moss, and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.
(The above recipe for “Yule Ritual Potpourri” is quoted directly from Gerina Dunwich’s book “The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch’s Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes”, page 162, A Citadel Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1994/1995)
Midsummer is a celebration of light and life, symbolized by the flame of a candle and the movement of water. A large glass bowl filled with an assortment of floating candles makes a wonderful point of focus for ritual. Choose bright yellow sunflowers, white lilies, and red tulip-shaped candles. Have each person participating in the ritual inscribe his or her desire, with a pin, on a candle. Have each person come forward, place his or her candle in the bowl and light it as he makes his wish. Following the ritual, the bowl is placed outdoors, and the candles are left to burn out.
One of the most popular symbols of Midsummer is the Sun Wheel, the turning of which suggests the turning, or progression, of the seasons. The Wheel is decorated with flowers, fresh herbs, and brightly colored ribbons.
The simplest method for making a Sun Wheel is to buy an already-prepared natural-branch wreath from an arts and crafts store. Affix small branches of rowan to form the spokes of the wheel (four spokes to represent the elements and cross-quarter days or eight to symbolize the eight Wiccan Sabbats). Use floral wire to attach fresh flowers and herbs to the wreath. Embellish with brightly colored ribbons. The wheel can be used as the focal point for your Midsummer rites or hung on the front door of your home for decoration.
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.
2021 December 7
Explanation: Every time two massive black holes collide, a loud chirping sound is broadcast out into the universe in gravitational waves. Humanity has only had the technology to hear these unusual chirps for the past seven years, but since then we have heard about 90 — during the first three observing runs. Featured above are the spectrograms — plots of gravitational-wave frequency versus time — of these 90 as detected by the giant detectors of LIGO (in the USA), VIRGO (in Europe), and KAGRA (in Japan). The more energy received on Earth from a collision, the brighter it appears on the graphic. Among many science firsts, these gravitational-radiation chirps are giving humanity an unprecedented inventory of black holes and neutron stars, and a new way to measure the expansion rate of our universe. A fourth gravitational wave observing run with increased sensitivity is currently planned to begin in 2022 December.
(This is the last rune from this set)
Sound: “ea” as in “dear”
Stands for: Soil of Earth (actually the dust our bodies become after death)
Casting meaning: Ear symbolizes the grave that we will all return to. However the only way that we can die is because there was life to begin with. “Without life, there is no death and without time there is no life.” More generally Ear signifies the unavoidable end of all things.
Womb and vagina, creativity, birthing, motherhood, femininity, yoni
I read this rune as the Divine Feminine in us and all around us. One’s womb is full, with a baby physically, OR with a creative idea or project.
Regret, pride, shame, embarrassment, learning from experience, resolution
Tree: Elder (Sambucus spp.)
Shame isn’t all bad and does not deserve a uniformly awful reputation. Without shame and the fear of being shamed, every human child would be demonically bratty. Shame is a limit that informs us to keep our own ego in check. It is often about considering others. Having shame about one’s own past behavior is motivation to avoid shameful behaviors such as cheating and stealing.
Shame is an emotion that demands confrontation. All too often, people run away from what shames them, attempt to excuse themselves from wrongful or immoral behavior because they’re too cowardly to face what they have done or to admit their responsibility in causing their own misfortunes or the misfortune of others. Ruis indicates a willingness to face one’s own shame and to do with shame what it was meant for, and that is to use shame of the past to build oneself into a better person for the present and future. Ashamed of something you did? How can you make yourself into the type of person who would never even think of doing something like that? Overcome being the type of person who would engage in the shameful behavior and you become the master of it; you won’t have the remotest chance of repeating such a mistake. Did you become embarrassed because you did something you now understand to be greedy? Then learn to balance thriftiness with generosity. Adjust to the circumstance rather than overreacting to it. Are you ashamed about cheating on a boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse? Become a person who would never cheat on your boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse regardless of conditions, which could mean an assortment of outcomes: sticking to a resolution of no cheating and staying together, admitting one’s sexual preferences and going with the flow, changing the person you are with, or being single for a long time.
Because humans tend to remember negative experiences more easily than positive ones, it’s important when you draw Ruis to acknowledge the things you are not ashamed of about yourself. For every bad or shameful thing you’ve done, remember there are a thousand shameful things you avoided. Maybe it is time to appreciate the places you could have gone horribly wrong and did not.
Questions when you draw Ruis: …
Earth above and Earth below:
The Earth contains and sustains.
In this situation, the Superior Person should not take the initiative; he should follow the initiative of another.
He should seek receptive allies in the southwest; he should break ties with immovable allies in the northeast.
Sublime Success if you keep to your course.
This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be.
If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed unattainable under your own steam.
If you persist in futile efforts to be the Shaper rather than the Shaped, you will completely miss this unique opportunity.
It is communication and creativity. It is a high octave 3. It has a great sense of humor, is jovial and warm, but also a bit superficial. Easily distracted, lacks staying power.
Higher powers are listening to your wishes, prayers and affirmations. They are close to you and want to help. Keep your faith, manifestation of your thoughts will come when the time is right.
Owl symbolism and meaning include wisdom, intuition, supernatural power, independent thinking, and observant listening. This mysterious bird has been a subject in the myths and folklore of cultures around the world for centuries. After all, owl species exist on every continent except Antarctica. In addition, the owl spirit animal is an important totem in the beliefs of many cultures. In this post, you’ll learn about owl symbols, the owl in cultural mythology, owl spiritual meanings, and more.
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.
The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is 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.
Visit the December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.
The Waxing Crescent on December 7 has an illumination of 14%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 7 the Moon is 3.66 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.
There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
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The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe
7 December 2021
04:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA
December 07, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
After 7 AM EST today (4 AM PST) there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. After that, the Moon moves from Capricorn into Aquarius.
For the most part, you’re confident, especially about your opinions. Today however, something will cause you to take a step back and possibly reconsider your ideas about broad issues – something that affects many people. You need clarification. “Just the facts, ma’am.”
If you are dealing with banking issues or anything to do with inheritances, insurance matters or shared property – be careful. You might not have all the facts. Something could be wrong. Possibly someone is not being honest with you? Caution! (No one wants to be cheated.)
You might feel confused dealing with friends and partners today. Suddenly, issues that were once clear – are not. In fact, everything seems a bit vague. Maybe someone wants to back out of the deal? Note: If you think something fishy is going on – it is.
Today is ripe for misunderstandings at work. For starters, someone might withhold information from you. (Grrr.) Or they might give you incomplete information? That’s because today you might encounter misrepresentation or distortion of the truth. Tread carefully!
This is a confusing day for romance. You might feel disappointed in someone, perhaps let down or even misled? Maybe this is true. Or maybe you have expectations that were never expressed? Meanwhile, be very clear talking to your kids. Assume nothing.
Family discussions might create misunderstandings or confusion today. You might assume something that is not correct. Possibly, someone will mislead you? They might want to hide a problem to escape embarrassment? If this is the case — be kind. We’ve all been there.
It’s easy for communications to become hopelessly misunderstood today. One of the reasons for this is someone might remain silent when they should speak up. Be careful of important agreements. Make sure you get all your facts – or at least, the right facts.
This is a poor day for major financial negotiations and important agreements because confusion is everywhere. However, in addition to confusion, there is possible deceit or misrepresentation of the facts. If you have a nagging hunch that something isn’t right – listen to that little voice.
You are a positive, upbeat optimist who values honesty. (Ironically, you’re so smooth talking and persuasive, you can sell anyone the Brooklyn Bridge.) Be careful in your dealings with others today because people are confused or dishonest. Remember to stay in touch with the real world.
Do not take things at face value today. Do not believe everything you hear. If you’re suspicious about someone or a particular situation, then listen to that warning in your head. At best, misinformation due to ignorance is likely. At worst, you’re being conned. (You don’t need this.)
A discussion with someone younger today might lead to further confusion from your point of view. You want to get the facts from someone – perhaps a member of a group? Nevertheless, things seem to be fuzzy and unclear. If so, do not act. Wait until you know what’s going on.
Be careful when talking to parents, bosses and VIPs today because is the classic day for people to hopelessly misunderstand each other. Be wary of idealizing someone or a situation. If things look too good to be true – they are! (Don’t believe in someone or something just because you want it to be so.)
Actress Jennifer Carpenter (1979) shares your birthday today. You are youthful and mischievous. You are knowledgeable and have a deep intellectual understanding of things. You are compassionate and spiritual and want to make the world a better place. Service to others, especially family has been a theme for you this year. It’s important to take care of yourself, which is why this is an excellent year for a makeover.
DECEMBER 7 birthday horoscope predicts that you could be a person who is playful but perhaps a little devious. Additionally, you are sensitive and have a tendency to over think things. You are a little different from the other people born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign.
Mostly those who surround you are peculiar as well. As the December 7 birthday zodiac sign is Sagittarius, freedom means a lot to you especially in a relationship and on the job. Above all, you have an ingenious mind. You’re clever and motivated.
The December 7 birthday personality can learn with little effort. You could be someone with the energy of a two-year-old. However, you may need to slow down from time to time to think.
These Sagittarius birthday people have a way of acting before they think things through. You’re impulsive and passionate. Maybe you should find a positive avenue as an outlet for these feelings. As a negative birthday characteristic, you find it difficult to walk away from a situation that is potentially headed for disaster.
If today is your birthday, you don’t have any problems making friends. Usually, you are approached and not the other way around. People find it easy to talk to you and to be at ease. So much so that you’d make a remarkable therapist or counselor. Your friends and family look up to you, but it is you who learn so much from them.
The December 7 horoscope predicts that you are typically honest and open individuals. More often than not, you wind up hurting somebody with your straightforward approach. Please be kind as not to offend your friends or family. It would also help in your intimate relationships if you didn’t comment on his or her mother. Learn when to hold or when to fold them, my dear.
As the December 7th zodiac sign is Sagittarius, you are romantic figures and are normally serious about relationships and fidelity. As a parent, you will likely develop a deep emotional tie with your offspring. The bond you share could very well be a part of a physic connection. You can sustain a close relationship for a long time possibly even a lifetime.
A career path or choice could be hard for someone born today, predicts the December 7 birthday analysis. You are extremely talented, and there are some occupations that you would excel at. Maybe you feel that your mystic or psychic qualities could benefit others and yourself as a money-making side job or it could be the start of something terrific.
The December 7 birthday personality make natural leaders. It is not uncommon to find you in management or education. You’re smart, but you know knowledge is broad you cannot own it all. The future of person who born on 7 December depends largely on his or her current decisions.
Let’s talk about your health. The December 7th astrology predicts that you do an outstanding job taking care of yourself. You are interested in an alternative lifestyle and not much in the traditional medicinal ways. Realizing that drugs could cover up and not get rid of any problems, you find that some herbs or natural remedies would work better. Some of you born on this day suffer from headaches. Meditation is a great way to relieve some stress and depression symptoms.
You, if we were to sum it up, the December 7 birthday zodiac suggests that you are an individual who attempts to find the best in everyone as we all have something to share as a learning experience. You enjoy living and do so with confidence and a cheerful attitude.
Additionally, you are motivated and are expressive. Intelligent and enterprising, you can be anything you desire. Being born on December 7, you are capable of educating or owning your own business. People born on this zodiac birthday are influential leaders.
1945 – Microwave oven receives a patent.
1973 – “Band on the Run” released by the group Wings.
1988 – Armenia destroyed by a 6.9 earthquake, 5 million homeless and 60,000 people die.
1994 – Howard Stern, famous radio personality, saves a man from suicide.
Your ruling planet is Jupiter that symbolizes fortune, generosity, success and higher aspirations.
The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign
You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: This is a love match that will be filled with energy.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This love relationship will be filled with ego clashes.
Number 1 – This number signifies creativity, initiative, success, achievements, and glory.
Number 7 – This number signifies a non-conformist, genius, philosopher or a spiritual person.
Read about: Birthday Numerology
Blue: This is the color of truth and peace which symbolizes patience, loyalty and tranquility.
Sea Green: This is a color that symbolizes happiness, calmness, hope, and abundance.
Monday: This day ruled by the Moon symbolizes the need to analyze your feelings and actions before reacting to people or situations.
Thursday: This day ruled by Jupiter is a day of good fortune, success, prosperity and expanding wisdom.
Your gemstone is Turquoise that helps align your chakras and become spiritually enlightened.
The latest DVD player in the market for the Sagittarius man and a good pair of sexy boots for the woman. The December 7 birthday personality love gifts that accessorize their clothes.
The name Tuesday comes from the Germanic God Tiu, like the Roman god Mars, is associated with war. Like Monday, it is full of male energy, but focuses on the more raw nature of the male aspect; think courage, success, war, and lust. This is a good time to deal with issues of violence, competition, conflict, endurance, and survival.
Color: Red, orange, black
Deities: Lilith, Mars, Aries, Morrighan, Tiwaz
Crystals: Garnet, ruby
Herbs: Thistles, holly, coneflower, cactus
Associations: War, conflict, courage, victory, rebellion, success, protection, strength
Ruled by Mars. Courage, energy, and physical strength. banishing negativity.
Planet – Mars
Sign – Aries, Scorpio
Angel – Samuel
Color – Red, Pink, Orange
Plants – Red rose, cock’s comb, pine, Thyme, daisy, pepper
Stone – Aventurine, bloodstone, ruby, garnet, pink tourmaline
Intention – Passion, Partnership, courage, swift movement, energy,
Element – Fire, Water
More Qualities – Sexuality, aggression, conflict, action, strife, physical energy, sports, muscular activity, guns, tools, metals, cutting, surgery, police, soldiers, combat, confrontation, business, buying and selling animals, mechanical things, repair, gardening, woodworking, hunting, belongings
Deities: Ares/Aries, Lilith Mars, The Morrighan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Colors: Red, Black, Orange
Crystals: Bloodstone, Flint, Garnet, Iron Pink Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Red Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Ruby, Steel
Herbs & Plants: Allspice, Basil, Cactus, Chili Pepper, Coneflower, Dragon’s Blood, Garlic, Ginger, Holly, Horseradish, Mustard, Stinging Nettle, Onion, Pepper, Pine, Radish, Thistles, Tobacco
Incenses: Basil, Black Pepper, Dragon’s Blood, Ginger, Patchouli
Energies & Associations: Aggression, Breaking Negative Spells, Competition Courage, Defense, Dominance, Ego, Force, Hunting, Initiation, Leadership, Lust, Masculine Marriage and Protection, Powerful Protection, Powerful Wards, Revenge, Romance, Sex, Strength, Success, Victory, War and Conflict
The guardian of this day is Samael, and the ruling planet is Mars. This is a combustive combination. Why? Well, because Mars is considered a planet (and a god) of aggression, war and conflict as well as red hot passion. And Samael has a dicey reputation. His name in Hebrew means ‘blind to God’ and/or ‘poison of God’. By some experts in angelology, Samael is thought to be the angel of death, and/or a dark angel. However, the Judaic Kabbalah references Samael as the ‘severity of God’. In this context Samael was commanded by his superiors to essentially do all the dirty work that the ‘nice’ and ‘pretty’ angels didn’t want to do. Affiliated with Tuesday, Samael and the planet Mars assert an energetic message that says: “This day is likely to bring conflict. But do not question the power of your influence over adversity. Assert your will, fight, refuse to let the poison of negativity overwhelm you.”
The shortest day of the year, in terms of daylight, is December 21, the winter solstice. But the days will actually begin to feel a bit longer two weeks before the solstice. That’s because the earliest sunset of the year happens before the solstice, and in 2021, it occurs on Tuesday, December 7.
For more about the shortest day of 2021 click here
8:09 am – 4:23 pm
8 hours, 13 minutes
|Current Time:||Dec 7, 2021 at 4:11:59 pm|
|Sun Direction:||232.10° SW↑|
|Sun Distance:||91.578 million mi|
|Next Solstice:||Dec 21, 2021 4:59 pm (Winter)|
|Sunrise Today:||8:09 am↑ 126° Southeast|
|Sunset Today:||4:23 pm↑ 234° Southwest|
7:51 am – 3:52 pm
|Current Time:||Dec 7, 2021 at 3:19:11 pm|
|Sun Direction:||226.54° SW↑|
|Sun Distance:||91.578 million mi|
|Next Solstice:||Dec 21, 2021 3:59 pm (Winter)|
|Sunrise Today:||7:51 am↑ 127° Southeast|
|Sunset Today:||3:52 pm↑ 233° Southwest|
7:06 am – 4:28 pm
9 hours, 22 minutes
|Current Time:||Dec 7, 2021 at 10:08:33 am|
|Sun Direction:||155.25° SSE↑|
|Sun Distance:||91.578 million mi|
|Next Solstice:||Dec 21, 2021 10:59 am (Winter)|
|Sunrise Today:||7:06 am↑ 120° Southeast|
|Sunset Today:||4:28 pm↑ 240° Southwest|
7:04 am – 4:19 pm
9 hours, 15 minutes
|Current Time:||Dec 7, 2021 at 9:02:02 am|
|Sun Direction:||141.98° SE↑|
|Sun Distance:||91.578 million mi|
|Next Solstice:||Dec 21, 2021 9:59 am (Winter)|
|Sunrise Today:||7:04 am↑ 120° Southeast|
|Sunset Today:||4:19 pm↑ 240° Southwest|
7:19 am – 5:20 pm
10 hours, 1 minute
|Current Time:||Dec 7, 2021 at 8:09:45 am|
|Sun Direction:||124.20° SE↑|
|Sun Distance:||91.578 million mi|
|Next Solstice:||Dec 21, 2021 8:59 am (Winter)|
|Sunrise Today:||7:19 am↑ 117° Southeast|
|Sunset Today:||5:20 pm↑ 243° Southwest|
6:45 am – 4:43 pm
9 hours, 58 minutes