Gathering Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR ALL GATHERINGS AND OPEN CHATS

No matter what spiritual path you follow or the type of Witchcraft you practice, except dark practitioners, are welcome to join us for our Open Chats, Esbat and Sabbat gatherings. The Sabbat gatherings celebrate both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres Sabbat. Look at the banner on the right side of the page for information on upcoming Magickal Hearts Coven’s events, they are all held via Skype. You can join us by audio or video call or just by listening and typing in your message or response.

The main guideline for when we are gathered on Skype or anywhere else for any reason is the Wicce Rede “An’ ye harm none, do what ye will.”

No one will be allowed to use foul, rude, racist, hurtful, hateful, or gender bashing language at any time during any type of gathering. Anyone not following this guideline will be kicked out of the gatherings immediately and blocked forever.

This is not a dating site! If you attempt to hook up with someone or use sexually suggestive language towards anyone else at the gathering, you will be kicked out and blocked forever.

During Esbat and Sabbat gatherings all conversations will cease 1 minute before the sacred circle is cast until the sacred circle has been closed.

During Esbat and Sabbat gatherings no one may leave the circle without permission from the person leading it. If you leave the sacred circle for any reason, except if the electronic device you are using to attend disconnects you, we ask that you do not reenter the sacred circle.

When attending a Sabbat gathering, we ask that you stay for both hemispheres’ rituals. 

Once the circle starts all socializing and/or comments about the rituals must stop unless you see the word “EVERYONE” in the ritual.  You will get one warning if you break this guideline. If you break it a second time you will be asked to and expected to leave the gathering immediately. There will be no exceptions to this guideline as it is rude to the person or persons leading the ritual (s). If you do not leave you will be taken out of the gathering by Lady Beltane. If this happens again at another gathering you will be permanently banned for attending any Magickal Hearts Coven Gatherings, there are no exceptions to this.

No one should enter or leave the chat room from the time the sacred circle is cast until the sacred circle is closed. To enter or leave the chat room (computer knocking you out of the chat room during this time is the only exception for re-entering the circle) during this time breaks the circle and whoever is leading the circle needs to take their time and energy to close it up again.

All electronics in the room you are in during the gathering should be shut off except for the device you are using to access the gathering. As the energy raised during the circle can possibly do minor or major damage to other devices.

Everyone attending an Esbat and/or Sabbat gathering is welcome to stay after the circle is done to visit with the others and/or offer other ideas for the ritual performed at that gathering.

These are simple guidelines and show courtesy to all people attending the gatherings and those leading them. Not obeying all the guidelines could get you banned from all Magickal Hearts Coven gatherings and open chats for life.

Any questions about the guidelines and/or anything to do with Magickal Hearts Coven, the Open Chats, Witches of The Craft’s School of Witchcraft, Esbat and/or Sabbat gatherings can be emailed to Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com. All emails will be answered as soon as possible after receiving it.

If you are applying to be a student or coven member include this phrase “In perfect love and perfect trust.” in the application email so we know you have read the entire handbook.

All lessons and spells are Copyright 1980-2025© by Lady Beltane. They cannot be reprinted or reposted without authors expressed written permission.

We do not write spells or do spells or hexes or curses or rituals or any other type of magick for anyone so please do not email us asking us to do any of these. If you do your email will wind up in Spam and then deleted.

 

January 8, 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

Click here for Georgia Nicols’ Daily Horoscopes

Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You make a fabulous impression on others today, especially people in power – teachers, bosses, parents, the police (you know whereof I speak). Obviously, since others admire you today, you can use this influence to your advantage. Make your pitch! Demand the advantage!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Travel for pleasure will totally please you today because you yearn for some stimulation. Something different. Preferably exotic. Fascinating. (At least, something exciting on Netflix.) Today you will be attracted to someone who is different. You will also be attracted to learning new things.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Romantic couples will have a passionate day because — if you feel attracted to someone – today you are particularly affectionate. This means you will act. Meanwhile, you can also benefit from the wealth and resources of others, which is why this is a good day to ask for a loan or to borrow something. Try it!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Relations with partners and close friends are warm and mutually supportive today, which is a lovely thing. You are happy to see someone and they’re happy to see you. (Kiss, kiss, hug, hug.) You make an excellent impression on members of the general public. Get out and socialize!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You might not want to work very hard today. Instead, you want to luxuriate and be a bit self-indulgent. (Something that many of you have perfected.) A romance with a coworker might begin. Certainly, others will be helpful to you today.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a wonderful, playful, fun-loving day! Accept all invitations to party! Enjoy the company of others, especially fun activities with children. Sports events will sizzle. You are also superbly creative today! Meanwhile, new romance is possible.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is the perfect day to entertain at home. Invite family or friends over in the day or the evening because everyone will be glad to share fun times with each other. You’ve been keen to redecorate and tweak your digs lately. Here’s your chance to show off!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a happy day for you because you appreciate your daily surroundings and you appreciate the people in your life. Others are affectionate with you and this makes you feel good. You enjoy their attention. Definitely schmooze with others because this is a great day to party!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

All things financial are favoured today. You might attract money to you. If shopping, you will enjoy shopping for beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. Guard against being extravagant because it’s easy to be self-indulgent or go overboard today. “Moi?” Yes, you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a happy day for you because the Sun is in your sign lined up with fair Venus. This is a lovely Astro influence that will attract other people to you because you exude charm, diplomacy in a compelling way. (In truth, even you, yourself knows that you’re fascinating and interesting to others.) And you’re right!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

While everyone around you is swirling in social occasions and checking out parties and fun activities, you might choose to take a backseat to everything. You’re happy to enjoy your own solitude, especially with good food and drink. Sometimes you just need to take a break.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a wonderful, popular day for you. In part, this is because people are eager to pay attention to you and you love this. In turn, you will pay attention to them. Share creative ideas. Be open about your affections because a friend could become a lover. (Oh yeah.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Rachel Nichols (1980) shares your birthday today. You’re disciplined, reserved and organized. Many of you choose to keep to yourself in a reserved way, but you are aware of your image. At times, you’re competitive. This year will involve service to others, especially family. Therefore, you have to take good care of yourself first. Enjoy personalizing your home this year.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

The January 8 birthday horoscope predicts you are gifted and honest! You will seek to balance your spending habits. You need to surround yourself with beautiful things. You work hard to earn everything you have, but it seems as if the dollar does not mean a thing when we both know it does.

I mean, did you need to add those pair of designer shoes to your assortment? Some purchased items can be viewed as frivolous or unnecessary. You spoil your friends and family also with this extravagant spending. I know you want to give the children what you did not have as a child. But teach them the work ethic behind it that affords this kind of lifestyle. This Capricorn birthday person is one hardworking individual.

The zodiac sign for January 8 is Capricorn. According to your birthday personality, your connections with your family are powerful. It is where you feel emotionally safe and all but, sometimes they are inclined to have more influence than they should when it comes to important decisions in your life. You give them too much power.

It is true you have big dreams and goals to achieve. In that case, it is wise to get a second opinion but realize it is just their opinion. You have the ultimate control over your life. Self-doubt does not look good on you. You should know that you could achieve any goal you so desire. You are Capricorn.

When it comes to lasting friendships, January 8 birthday personality have few outside of family members. This is mainly due to trust issues. You feel that if there is no trust there can be no relationship. In the black and white world, this would be true, but we are humans.

We are born with imperfections, and we make mistakes. Learn to forgive and to forget. Clear the air and move forward to the next stage of your relationship. You will be much happier when you do this. You will be much healthier, too.

January 8th horoscope predicts that you love to eat. You do not spend much time on evaluating the health benefits or lack thereof of the foods you consume. I suspect that there could be an underlying cause for your need to eat certain foods. The future of person who born on 8 January depends on how well they take care of themselves.

Maybe, you should think about it to find a connection and work out any issues you may have. There are a lot of workout videos and programs now to assist you with any physical goals you may have this year. Exercise is a great way to iron out your frustrations.

If you were born with Capricorn birthday, you have a sense of purpose that most people do not receive until later in life. In that aspect, you are fortunate. With this ability, you can see both sides of a situation. You are sensitive to others and often feel guilty about being in a neutral position. There is no need to feel this way. Stop being so hard on yourself, Capricorn. You cannot please everyone all the time.

Regarding your personal development, you will be very active according to the Capricorn astrology predictions. Be aware of anyone that wants to stir up matters during this crucial period. You are emotional, and your mood swings can be frustrating to say the very least. Use that charm to express yourself. There is no need to have outbursts of anger. Your temper tends to alter the reputation you work so hard to develop.

Capricorn zodiac birthday analysis asks you to prepare for dramatic changes. If you are born today on January 8, you will have to make adjustments according to those changes that occur. Some unexpected turn of events takes your life out of order making it difficult for things to turn out as you planned. It would help if you were practical when it comes to attaining your petitions. Also, examine what went wrong so that you can plan better for future activity.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On January 8

Shirley Bassey, Bob Eubanks, Michelle Forbes, Bill Graham, Steven Hawking, R Kelly, Elvis Presley, Mike Reno, Soupy Sales,  David Silva

See: Famous Celebrities Born On January 8

This Day That Year – January 8 In History

1863 – This day the Second Battle of Springfield in the American Civil War was fought.
1912 – The African National Congress was initiated on this day.
1973 – Soviets launch the space mission Luna 21.
1988 – HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator is introduced by Hewlett-Packard.

January 8 Makar Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

January 8 Chinese Zodiac Ox

January 8 Birthday Planet

Your Ruling planet is Saturn that stands for our fears and apprehensions that we may face in life.

January 8 Birthday Symbols

The Horned Sea Goat Is The Symbol Of The Capricorn Sun Sign

January 8 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Strength. This card represents strength and determination to achieve your goals. The Minor Arcana cards are Three of Pentacles and Queen of Pentacles.

January 8 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Taurus: A reliable and stable relationship between two earth signs though there might be few differences.
You are not compatible with people born under Gemini: This match can be a very rocky one due to unwanted misunderstandings.

See Also:

January 8 Birthday Lucky Numbers

Number 8 – This number stands for a balance of the material and spiritual world, ambition, and power.
Number 9 – This is a very rational number and represents global consciousness.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For January 8 Birthday

Green: Flexible thinking and adaptable to all situations.
Rose: Signifies that you are gentle, loving and believe in spreading harmony.

Lucky Days For January 8 Birthday

Saturday – This is the day of Saturn and stands for hard work, determination, dedication, and stability.

January 8 Birthstone Garnet

Garnet gemstone stands for charisma, passion, creativity, and luck in career.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gift For People Born On January 8

Formal dinner jackets or bow ties for men and expensive ethnic jewelry for women. The January 8 birthday horoscope predicts that you have good taste.

January 8, 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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.

From Moongiant.com

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 January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on January 8 has an illumination of 37%. 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 January 8 the Moon is 6.17 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

The 8 Lunar 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 37%
Moon Age: 6.17 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 388,283.80 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,109,122.97 km

Useful Moon Resources

January 08, 2022
12:00 am GMT 4:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Capricorn 40
Moon:27 Pisces 03
Mercury:06 Aquarius 52
Venus:19 Capricorn 21 Rx
Mars:18 Sagittarius 05
Jupiter:01 Pisces 57
Saturn:12 Aquarius 41
Uranus:10 Taurus 52 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 48
Pluto:26 Capricorn 10
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 34 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 10 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 14
Chiron:08 Aries 36
Ceres:28 Taurus 08 Rx
Pallas:18 Pisces 17
Juno:20 Capricorn 07
Vesta:28 Sagittarius 17
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8

January 8 Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net – Wildwood Tarot Deck

The Green Woman – Number 3 Major Arcana

Menu of Contents

Rune

From TheRuneSite.com – Armanen Runes

Ka

Sound: “k”
Stands for: World Tree
Casting meaning: List’s version of this rune was simply for it to represent the world tree. However, more modern versions of this rune say that it stands for power, generation, ability and artfulness.

Witch’s Rune

From thecarnutiannemeton.com – Witch’s Rune

Woman Rune

A Rune of Gentle action

Take things slowly and connect to the deep understanding of contemplation. The rune applies to healing and domestic arts.

Keywords
home, creativity, healer, nurturing, caring

 

Ogham

From OtherWorldlyOracle.com

The Moon

Intuition, the goddess, dreams, psychic abilities, emotions, love, healing, shadow work

The Moon witch rune pops up in a reading to prompt us to look deeper below the surface. It asks us to use our intuition, look into our dreams, and connect with our emotional side.

I Ching

Click here for more detailed information about Hexagram 47

Hexagram Forty – Seven/47

K’un / Exhaustion

A Dead Sea, its Waters spent eons ago, more deadly than the desert surrounding it:
The Superior Person will stake his life and fortune on what he deeply believes.

Triumph belongs to those who endure.
Trial and tribulation can hone exceptional character to a razor edge that slices deftly through every challenge.
Action prevails where words will fail.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

This is the realm of the Shaman.
You have exhausted every alternative, spent yourself completely, taxed body and mind beyond your former limits.
Survival and salvation lie beyond your reach now.
Only transcendence to a new existence — a higher plane of being — will see you through.
The Old You is just a dry husk.
You can’t return to it.
Metamorphosis is the only grace offered.
You can only return to your homeland as a New You.

Numerology

From worldnumerology.com

Forty – Seven

It is the same as 11. See “Master number 11.” There is an inner struggle between practical, down to earth 4, and spiritual 7. Once balance has been achieved, it is a prophet and counselor extraordinaire.

Angel Number

From Angel-Numbers.com

Forty – Seven

Angels see you are doing everything you can, you are on a right path. They are close to you and help you with daily concerns. If you need to, they can help even more. Just tell them your problems. There is no need to worry about solutions, Higher Powers know best how to do things right.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Animal Spirit Helper

Click here for more information about the spiritual meaning for the Crow from UniGuide.com

Crow

Crow meaning and symbolism include adaptability, cleverness and intelligence,  teamwork and reciprocity, transformation, and psychic abilities. Crows live on every continent except Antarctica. (And their close bird cousins, jays, exist in South America.) So, crow symbolism, meanings, and mythology exist in many cultures around the world. In addition, the crow spirit animal is a sacred power animal to those who feel a kinship with these highly intelligent birds. In this post, you’ll learn about crow symbols and meanings and what they might mean in your life. Plus, you’ll learn about crow spirit animal, crow mythology, and more.

Table of Contents

What do crows symbolize?

Difference Between Crows and Ravens

Detailed Crow Symbols and Meanings

Crow Spirit Animal

Crow Power Animal

Crow Totem

Crow Symbolism in Cultural Mythology

Native American Crow Meanings

Australian Aboriginal Crow Meanings

Crows in Greek Mythology

Crow Symbolism in the Bible

Crow Meanings in Celtic Mythology

Crows in Norse Mythology

Crow Meaning in Asian Cultures

Crows in Hinduism

Crow Symbols in Buddhism

Crow Dream Meanings

Crow Tattoo

Organizations that Protect Crows

Crack the Cookie

Wisdom of Buddha

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Saturday

From mycrystalaura.com.au

Saturn’s day

Planet: Saturn.
Colours: Maroon, Dark Shades and Black.
Metals: Lead and Pewter.
Crystals: ObsidianJetCoralHematiteSerpentine, Salt.

From APaganMess.com

Planet: Saturn
Element: Earth
Colors: Black, Purple
Keywords: Banishing, Protection, Control, Order, Boundaries, Self Discipline, Cleansing

Saturn brings a powerful, somewhat intimidating power to Saturdays. This is another great day for banishing and protection magic, as well as for setting strong boundaries. The energy of Saturn is very orderly and is great when structure is needed.

Click here to read more about Saturday’s Correspondences from spells8.com

Magick Candle

Light a black candle to symbolize the heat of the hearth. Meditating with a black candle brings spiritual protection as it absorbs hostility, unfriendliness, curses and more. Black candles aren’t evil, they help us stay protected from harm.

Ruling Deities

Wiccan Goddess Bast Wiccan Goddess Hecate Wiccan Goddess Hestia Wiccan God SaturnBast, Hecate, Hestia and Saturn are rulers of Saturdays.

Crystals

Sapphire, Black Tourmaline, or Amethyst.

Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.

Potion

Drink a cup of Black Tea to connect with Saturday’s infallible inspiration. Black tea has a higher rate of theine than other teas, so it is a powerful stimulant. Its rich aroma promotes an awakening of the senses and its fluorine contents can help prevent cavities! ¹.

Click here to read about 1 from deltadentalins.com

From whats-your-sign.com

The angel Cassael governs this day.  Cassael’s name means ‘speed of God’ in Hebrew. This angel is symbolic of solitude, control, balance, reflection and sensibility.  Interestingly the ruling planet over this day is Saturn, which has similar symbolic qualities as Cassael.  The symbolic meaning of Saturn and Cassael deals with concepts such as: Time, Stability, Hard Work, Authority and Being methodical.  As a result of both angel and planet connection, Saturday often has a controlling feel to it, or comes along with a sense of obligation.  It is commonly a day of catching up on work we’ve put off, because that is the ‘sensible’ thing to do.  This day often casts a sensation of establishing balance and order back into our lives.

January 8 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1656 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)

1790 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

1835 US national debt is $0 for the first and only time in history

1912 Chiefs, representatives of people’s and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms

1916 WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople

1926 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd and Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Today’s Historical Events

871 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great beat invading Danish army

1198 Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III

1297 Monaco gains its independence.

1558 French troops under Duc de Guise occupy Calais

1598 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy

1610 Simon Marius. a German astronomer, independently discovers the first three moons of Jupiter one day after Galileo

1656 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1929 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC

1955 WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 The Who and The Kinks perform on the last “Shindig” TV show on ABC

1978 TV series “All Creatures Great and Small” debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy

1991 “Davis Rules” with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV

1993 NBC offers “The Tonight Show” to David Letterman

1993 Robert Rodriguez‘s “El Mariachi” debuts at the Toronto Film Fetsival – will become lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million

2008 34th People’s Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1705 George Frideric Handel‘s 1st opera “Almira” premieres in Hamburg, Germany

1734 Premiere of George Frideric Handel‘s opera “Ariodante” at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

1833 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established

1949 “Make Mine Manhattan” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances

1949 “My Romance” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances

1949 “Small Wonder” closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances

1954 Jerry Vivino, American rock and R&B saxophonist (Max Weinberg 7; Vivino Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey

1956 Elvis Presley‘s “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” single goes #1 and stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1913 Frank Chance becomes NY Yankees manager

1925 England cricket opening batsman Herbert Sutcliffe follows his 1st innings 176 with 127 in the 2nd innings but his team cannot avoid an 81 run defeat to Australia in the 2nd Test in Melbourne

1945 University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team sets an NCAA record by holding Arkansas State to 6 points in a 75-6 win

1947 Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game

1955 Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt

1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky’s 130-game home basketball win streak

1962 21 year old future Hall of Fame golfer Jack Nicklaus makes his first professional appearance; tied 50th in Los Angeles Open

1972 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall

A Gorgeous Ritual for Tonight’s Magic

  1. Light any of the following scents/incenses: Clove, Eucalyptus, Lilac, Musk seed, Nutmeg, Sage, Sandalwood. These herbs and oils help activate the psychic nature of tonight’s Moon in Pisces.
  2. Invoke the open-minded energy of the Fish with this chant:
    “Like the stars above, I’m in a constant and fluid movement.
    I explore and develop my spirituality like a smart and diligent student”.
  3. Take a piece of paper. Write in clear letters your deepest wish. Don’t overthink. Instead, just start writing. Visualize your idea of a perfect future and write it down in the present tense. The First Quarter Moon is a time of abundance and growth, so think BIG! Be clear and precise, whether it’s a love request, a money target, or just a dream to work towards.
  4. Light a white candle on your altar. Place it next to your petition and leave it there.
  5. Next to your candle, place a Black Tourmaline, Sapphire, or Amethyst. These crystals are great for Saturdays, they will absorb the energy of tonight’s moon and release it gently during the next few days.
  6. Meditate for a while. Then take the paper and paste it in your diary, Book of Mirrors, or (optionally) hide it in a secret place.

Click here for more spells from Spells8.com

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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

2022 January 8

Quadrantids of the North

Image Credit & Copyright: Cheng Luo

Explanation: Named for a forgotten constellation, the Quadrantid Meteor Shower puts on an annual show for planet Earth’s northern hemisphere skygazers. The shower’s radiant on the sky lies within the old, astronomically obsolete constellation Quadrans Muralis. That location is not far from the Big Dipper, at the boundaries of the modern constellations Bootes and Draco. In fact north star Polaris is just below center in this frame and the Big Dipper asterism (known to some as the Plough) is above it, with the meteor shower radiant to the right. Pointing back toward the radiant, Quadrantid meteors streak through the night in the panoramic skyscape, a composite of images taken in the hours around the shower’s peak on January 4, 2022. Arrayed in the foreground are radio telescopes of the Chinese Spectral Radioheliograph, Mingantu Observing Station, Inner Mongolia, China. A likely source of the dust stream that produces Quadrantid meteors was identified in 2003 as an asteroid.

 

Status Updates: Deploying the James Webb Space Telescope

8 January 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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.

From Moongiant.com

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 January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on January 8 has an illumination of 37%. 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 January 8 the Moon is 6.17 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

The 8 Lunar 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 37%
Moon Age: 6.17 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 388,283.80 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,109,122.97 km

Useful Moon Resources

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) to your local time use this link

 For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

8 January 2022
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Capricorn 31
Moon:07 Aries 50
Mercury:07 Aquarius 38
Venus:18 Capricorn 50 Rx
Mars:18 Sagittarius 41
Jupiter:02 Pisces 07
Saturn:12 Aquarius 46
Uranus:10 Taurus 52 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 49
Pluto:26 Capricorn 11
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 32 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 07 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 20
Chiron:08 Aries 37
Ceres:28 Taurus 06 Rx
Pallas:18 Pisces 30
Juno:20 Capricorn 27
Vesta:28 Sagittarius 44
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

Southern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

8 January 2022
01:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Capricorn 13
Moon:04 Aries 05
Mercury:07 Aquarius 22
Venus:19 Capricorn 01 Rx
Mars:18 Sagittarius 29
Jupiter:02 Pisces 04
Saturn:12 Aquarius 44
Uranus:10 Taurus 52 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 49
Pluto:26 Capricorn 11
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 08 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 18

Chiron:08 Aries 37

Ceres:28 Taurus 06 Rx
Pallas:18 Pisces 25
Juno:20 Capricorn 20
Vesta:28 Sagittarius 34
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

8 January 2022
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Capricorn 55
Moon:00 Aries 19
Mercury:07 Aquarius 06
Venus:19 Capricorn 12 Rx
Mars:18 Sagittarius 16
Jupiter:02 Pisces 00
Saturn:12 Aquarius 42
Uranus:10 Taurus 52 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 48
Pluto:26 Capricorn 10
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 34 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 09 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 16

Chiron:08 Aries 37
Ceres:28 Taurus 07 Rx
Pallas:18 Pisces 21
Juno:20 Capricorn 13
Vesta:28 Sagittarius 25
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7