February 8 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions after 11:30 PM EST today (8:30 PM PST). The Moon is in Taurus.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Surprising events might occur today, especially related to parents and authority figures. Someone in power might suggest something unusual? This could be good news. You might suddenly have a chance to show off your talents? Perhaps someone or something will give you greater freedom.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today the Moon is still in your sign, which gives you an edge over all the other signs. (Try your luck.) Sudden travel plans might arise. Or travel plans might change? Likewise, something unexpected could affect publishing, the media or higher education and school.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You might encounter unexpected news that affects inheritances, banking arrangements, something to do with insurance or shared property. You want to explore extraordinary things today and do something different. You might suddenly free yourself from a debt.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Someone close to you might surprise you today by doing something unusual or throwing you a curveball. They might introduce you to someone new and different? One thing is certain, your relations with others, especially those who are close to you, as well as members of the general public, will be high energy!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Something unusual will impact your work today and possibly your health. Your routine will change today because of unexpected events, new activities and new encounters. Note: These could be about your pet. For some, it could be surprising news about your health.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today you feel invigorated and excited about something. If you work in the arts, or sports, or with children, you might have a chance to display new skills or show off new talents. Parents might be surprised by something unexpected with their kids today. People want freedom!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Bright, clever, innovative ideas will introduce changes at home today. You might introduce a new system or a new way of doing things. Something will create change to where you live; and hopefully, it will allow you more freedom to do what you want to do.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a high energy day for you! You’re up for anything! You’re eager for change, and you will welcome new activities, new encounters and anything that offers excitement and stimulation. Please note: do not let these distractions create an accident-prone situation for you. Be alert!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Keep an eye on your finances and your possessions today because lots of energy might bring a change to your wealth. Sudden opportunities to boost your income exist. A chance to display how to use something that you own could be exciting. Could be anything.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is an exciting day for you! Something unexpected will likely occur that generates excitement and enthusiasm. One thing is certain, today you have the courage to break free from inhibitions, which is why you will feel more liberated for some reason. You might show off new talents?

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a restless day for you. Certain situations are building up behind the scenes that make you feel something might explode. Change has to happen. You won’t let others discourage you from what you want to do because you’re willing to take a risk – whatever it takes.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You might meet unusual people today. Certainly, unexpected encounters will take place. You might set the pace for others and they’re surprised at what you suggest. You might also endorse ambitious new goals, which surprises even you? You feel excited about your new freedom for some reason.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Comedian, actress Cecily Strong (1984) shares your birthday today. You are fair-minded, conscientious and respectable. Personally, you have a strong drive for success. Others respect and rely on your work ethic. This year is a year of learning and teaching for you. Grab every opportunity to take courses, read and learn from every situation. You want to learn more so that you can discover the meaning of life.

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FEBRUARY 8 birthday horoscope predicts that you are an instinctive human being with psychic abilities! You probably do not even know how to use them yet. Until you get in touch with your mystical self, they will remain dormant. You need to develop your telepathy.

The February 8 zodiac sign is Aquarius. As a whole, Aquarians are talented and creative people. You can take nothing and make it into something nice.

You have two types of Aquarians’ born on the February 8 birthday. One kind is somewhat bashful and hypersensitive, gentle as you are patient. The other one is something else! The future of person who born on 8 February will be complicated.

 

February 8 birthday personality is very outspoken and unreserved. This one can be thoughtless and headstrong. Yes, Aquarians are strong people but overall have a personality that is pleasant to be around.

As a child, your birthday characteristics show that you may have struggled with certain things. Perhaps you were isolated or withdrawn due to depression. These things need to be brought to the forefront Aquarius before you can make any progress with children of your own.

Holding on to things in the past can create havoc in the present and future. You need your family. February 8 birthday personality need to make peace with them so that your children will grow up happy and strong.

As outgoing as Aquarians born today on February 8 are, some would argue they are trying to know or to get close to. You enjoy being around people that are honest with yourself and those who have a purpose in their lives. You do not like people who are shallow.

You can admit when you are wrong and can change your mind once provided with evidence in the arguments favor. Once you have gained the trust of an Aquarius, you have succeeded in making a true friend. According to February 8 horoscope, you are most loyal and dedicated to those you love.

In the romance department, you may not get it right the first time. You may have some broken hearts, but after the rain, the sun will shine. Do not give up on love. You will likely get the one you dream of Aquarius.

Remember, love is a two-way street. To get something, you have to give something. Trust, respect, and love are the three keys to making it last. Also, Aquarians are receptive people that fancy attention.

What your birthday says about you is that you are capable of many things, Aquarius and I can understand why you would be confused about making your goals a reality.

Making a career decision based on your obsessions can be a bit unsettling. Aquarians fight for many causes. However, you are philosophical and would make an excellent counselor.

Whatever your career choice turns out to be, you bet it will be lucrative. Money means a lot to those with zodiac birthday February 8. You do not have to give up all your dreams but instead, concentrate on making each one happen one at a time. There is no “S” on your chest… slow down. Stay focused.

Your independence, dear Aquarius is essential to you. You hate the feeling of being tied down. When necessary, you will fight for your freedom.

February 8 birthday personality shows that you can change your mood so quickly when it comes to defending something you are passionate about. Sometimes you can come off as being uncaring or aloof. This poker-faced front may cause feelings of the hopelessness of those around you.

Aquarius, although you play the role of a cool mild-mannered superhero, you have erotic secrets. It does not take much to switch your common dreams of success into more desirable moments. With your sensitive nature, you know that wine and candles are all you need to set the stage for a memorable evening.

Your birthday horoscope predicts that when it comes to health, you need to be firm in your lifestyle. February 8 Aquarians are influenced by the latest consumer findings. You need to exercise to be fit, and you need to eat correctly to be healthy.

Please, stop taking pills to cover up what ails you. There is a reason for what bothers you. Seek medical advice, Aquarius, and get some much-needed rest. Take care of yourself.

In conclusion, February 8 Aquarius birthday people have two sides that are opposite each other. You enjoy being alone with your daydreams. You seek peace and a secure home front. You are affectionate and kind. You are dedicated to those you love. Aquarians born on February 8 are very outspoken, persistent and observant.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On February 8

Brooke Adams, John Grisham, Robert Klein, Mary McCormack, Vince Neil, and Phoenix

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 8

This Day That Year – February 8 In History

1693 – William & Mary College is the second in North America to be chartered
1750 – London has a minor earthquake
1889 – Flood destroyed Dutch coasts
1926 – Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio undergoes name change becoming Walt Disney Studios

February 8 Kumbha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 8 Chinese Zodiac TIGER

February 8 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Uranus that stands for power, innovation, and changes on a large scale.

February 8 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol Of The Aquarius Zodiac Sign

February 8 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Strength. This card symbolizes your need to focus on what you want to achieve in life. The Minor Arcana cards are Six of Swords and Knight of Swords.

February 8 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Libra: This will be an intelligent match with a lot of creativity.
You are not compatible with people born under TaurusThis relationship will be stubborn and full of differences.

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February 8 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for leadership, ambition, authority, and determination.
Number 8 – This number symbolizes diplomacy, authority, and excellent decision-making skills.

Lucky Colors For February 8 Birthdays

Blue: This is a calming color that symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, tact, and reliability.
Green: This color signifies balance, growth, rebirth, and balance.

Lucky Days For February 8 Birthday

Saturday – This day is ruled by Saturn and symbolizes the completion of projects after delays.

February 8 Birthstone

Amethyst is a healing gemstone that helps you be happy and calm and overcome addictions.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On February 8

A how-to-guide for the Aquarius man and an aromatherapy kit for the Aquarian woman. The February 8 birthday personality need to focus on developing their inner self.

February 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 First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the moon is one quarter of the way through its orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one-day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.

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

Today’s First Quarter Phase

The First Quarter on February 8 has an illumination of 49%. 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 February 8 the Moon is 7.3 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.

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: First Quarter
Illumination: 49%
Moon Age: 7.30 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 401,483.92 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,589,530.52 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

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

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

Sun:19 Aquarius 11
Moon:12 Taurus 50
Mercury:25 Capricorn 13
Venus:12 Capricorn 50
Mars:10 Capricorn 33
Jupiter:08 Pisces 50
Saturn:16 Aquarius 19
Uranus:11 Taurus 00
Neptune:21 Pisces 39
Pluto:27 Capricorn 10
True Lunar Node:27 Taurus 54 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:27 Taurus 31 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):22 Gemini 41
Chiron:09 Aries 33
Ceres:29 Taurus 50
Pallas:27 Pisces 50
Juno:02 Aquarius 24
Vesta:14 Capricorn 36
Eris:23 Aries 45
Fire:2
Earth:10
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

 

Northern Hemisphere For 1600 CST GMT 2200 Post 1600 CT

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

February 08, 2022
10:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:20 Aquarius 07
Moon:23 Taurus 50
Mercury:25 Capricorn 39
Venus:13 Capricorn 10
Mars:11 Capricorn 14
Jupiter:09 Pisces 03
Saturn:16 Aquarius 26
Uranus:11 Taurus 01
Neptune:21 Pisces 41
Pluto:27 Capricorn 12
True Lunar Node:27 Taurus 54
Mean Lunar Node:27 Taurus 28 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):22 Gemini 47
Chiron:09 Aries 35
Ceres:29 Taurus 58
Pallas:28 Pisces 09
Juno:02 Aquarius 46
Vesta:15 Capricorn 05
Eris:23 Aries 46
Fire:2
Earth:10
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

8 February 2022
03:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 49
Moon:20 Taurus 21
Mercury:25 Capricorn 30
Venus:13 Capricorn 03
Mars:11 Capricorn 01
Jupiter:08 Pisces 59
Saturn:16 Aquarius 24
Uranus:11 Taurus 01
Neptune:21 Pisces 41
Pluto:27 Capricorn 11
True Lunar Node:27 Taurus 54
Mean Lunar Node:27 Taurus 29 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):22 Gemini 45
Chiron:09 Aries 34
Ceres:29 Taurus 56
Pallas:28 Pisces 03
Juno:02 Aquarius 39
Vesta:14 Capricorn 55

Eris:23 Aries 46
Fire:2
Earth:10
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Tuesday

From mycrystalaura.com.au

Tiw’s-day
Planet: Mars.
Colours: Red and Autumn Shades.
Metal: Iron.
Crystals: RubyGarnetBloodstone, Flint, RhodoniteHematite.

From Ancient Pathway

Magickal Intentions:
Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality, Assertiveness
Incense:
Dragon’s Blood
Patchouli
Planet:
Mars
Sign:
Aries
Scorpio
Angel:
Samuel
Colors:
Red
Orange
Herbs/Plants:
Red Rose
Cock’s Comb
Pine
Daisy
Thyme
Pepper
Stones:
Carnelian
Bloodstone
Ruby
Garnet
Pink Tourmaline

From witchswap.com

Planet Mars

Zodiac signs of both Aries and Scorpio, and although Scorpio is a water sign, this day is assigned the elemental correspondence of Fire.

All of these factors lead to a favorable time for energy work, creativity, justice work, spells for assertion—even to the extent of aggression. This would be a great day for any social justice advocacy spells, or even a baneful working if the need calls for it. Also, summoning courage, strength and passion for yourself or someone else would be favorable on this day.

Color orange for any candle magick.

Gods/Goddesses: Mars, the God of War, gives this day that added confrontational vibe. He is a god who takes no crap from anyone. Channeling him to help you tap into the assertive aspect of yourself will be helpful, especially if you are a person who struggles with implementing boundaries.

Angel: Raphael

From Numerologist.com – Tuesday’s Angel

Archangel Chamuel is the resonant Angel of Tuesdays.

Known as the angel of love, peace and omniscient vision, she sees the connections between everything and everyone.

She is known for her gift of higher perspective, so if you are stuck in a situation you see no way out of, especially if it involves a relationship, she is your go-to Angel.

She is peaceful, reassuring and incredibly loving. One of her chief functions is assisting us to lead lives of peace and acceptance, especially within loving relationships through the practice of unconditional love.

Archangel Chamuel is often depicted with a heart, the symbol of love, which she uses to remind us of this underlying force of nature which connects us all.  She is here to teach you that with love as your guiding light, you’re capable of breaking through any difficulties, and her presence will help you to resolve any conflict you face.

Invoke her presence and she’ll remind you of your place of belonging – at the heart of your personal world.  She will re-connect you to those you love and bring peace and balance. Archangel Chamual can also be asked for help in reuniting you with people and things you have lost.

Archangel Chamuel resonates with the color pink, with the planet Venus and the number 9.

A Little About Moon Phases

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The Moon goes through four different phases every 29 days.

The full (Mother) Moon-this lasts from one night before until one night after the date the Full Moon is shown on a regular calendar. A full Moon is used to bring things to you. A good time for spells for your income to increase, protection for yourself, someone else or your home, etc. It is the best time to consecrate a Ritual tool, hold a Handfasting, marriage or Wiccaning.

Next comes the Waning Moon. This period lasts from the second night after the full Moon until one night before the New Moon. During this period, it is a time to send things away from you such as a build up of negativity around you or to charm an object to help you control a bad habit.

Then comes the New (Crone) Moon. This phase is from one night before until one night after the date the New Moon appears on a regular calendar. This is the time when being able to banish or send away bad habits, negative energy, do a house cleansing, etc.

Lastly is the Waxing Moon. This is a time of new beginnings and to bring good things to you. Use it to start a new project or job or getting to know someone better, etc. It is also a good time for a marriage or Handfasting. To charm an object to carry with you for protection or to do a house blessing, etc.

While I have only listed a very few things that work out better if done during the correct Moon phase. They are meant as a guideline to get you thinking about what else you may do during the correct phase.

Remember every time you do a spell or charm an object what energy you send out comes back to you three times as strong-The Law of Three.

Copyright 2011 Lady Beltane

Moon Phases Simplified

 

Moon Phases Simplified

 

It’s probably easiest to understand the moon cycle in this order: new moon and full moon, first quarter and third quarter, and the phases in between.

As shown in the above diagram, the new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The three objects are in approximate alignment (why “approximate” is explained below). The entire illuminated portion of the moon is on the back side of the moon, the half that we cannot see.

At a full moon, the earth, moon, and sun are in approximate alignment, just as the new moon, but the moon is on the opposite side of the earth, so the entire sunlit part of the moon is facing us. The shadowed portion is entirely hidden from view.

The first quarter and third quarter moons (both often called a “half moon”), happen when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. So we are seeing exactly half of the moon illuminated and half in shadow.

Once you understand those four key moon phases, the phases between should be fairly easy to visualize, as the illuminated portion gradually transitions between them.

An easy way to remember and understand those “between” lunar phase names is by breaking out and defining 4 words: crescent, gibbous, waxing, and waning. The word crescent refers to the phases where the moon is less than half illuminated. The word gibbous refers to phases where the moon is more than half illuminated. Waxing essentially means “growing” or expanding in illumination, and waning means “shrinking” or decreasing in illumination.

Thus you can simply combine the two words to create the phase name, as follows:

After the new moon, the sunlit portion is increasing, but less than half, so it is waxing crescent. After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still increasing, but now it is more than half, so it is waxing gibbous. After the full moon (maximum illumination), the light continually decreases. So the waning gibbous phase occurs next. Following the third quarter is the waning crescent, which wanes until the light is completely gone — a new moon.

 

Source

Moonconnnection.com

What are Moon Phases?

Goddess In The Garden

What are Moon Phases?

Next time you’re outside checking out the sky and the Moon happens to be out, notice what shape it is. Does it look round and full? Or, more like a banana or even a lopsided ball? Throughout each month, the Moon appears to change shape while it appears in the sky at different times. These changes are something you can observe as they happen, and they may even surprise you. For example, many people think the Moon is only up at night. But, as you will find out, it can also be up during the day.

It’s Just a Phase It’s Going Through
What you are witnessing are the phases of the Moon. A lunar phase is simply the shape of the sunlit part of the Moon as seen from Earth. That shape changes for the following reasons:

the Moon orbits Earth;
both Earth and the Moon orbit the Sun;
the Moon’s orbit is the same length as the length of time it spins on its axis (about 28 Earth days), which means that we see the same part of the lunar surface all month;
the Sun illuminates both Earth and the Moon.

When you put these all together, it means that the changing positions of the Moon and Sun relative to Earth show us different phases of the Moon (that is, different sunlit parts of the lunar surface). This happens each month in the same cycle of phases.

Get to Know Your Lunar Phases

There are eight phases of the Moon that you can track each month.

New Moon: during New Moon, the side of the Moon facing us is not illuminated by the Sun. At this time, the Moon is not up at night, but it is up during the day. We just can’t see it.

Waxing Crescent: as the Moon waxes (grows) into its crescent phase, it begins to show up low in the sky right after sunset. Look for a silvery-looking crescent. The side facing the sunset direction will be lit up.

First Quarter: seven days after New Moon, the Moon is in first quarter. Only half of it is visible 1/2 of the moon is visible for the first half of the evening, and then it sets.

Waxing Gibbous: after First Quarter, the Moon appears to grow into a gibbous shape. You can see most of it, except for a shrinking sliver over the next seven nights. Look for the moon at this time during the afternoon, too.

Full Moon: During Full Moon the Sun lights up the entire surface of the Moon that faces Earth. It rises just as the Sun sets and disappears beneath the western horizon when the Sun rises the next morning. This is the brightest phase of the Moon and it washes out the nearby part of the sky, making it difficult to see stars and faint objects such as nebulae.

Waning Gibbous: after the glorious appearance of Full Moon, the lunar shape starts to wane — meaning “get smaller”. It’s visible later at night and into the early morning, and we see a steadily shrinking shape of the lunar surface that’s being lit up. When you do spot the Moon, the side that is lit up is facing toward the Sun, in this case, the sunrise direction. During this phase, look for the Moon during the day — it should be in the sky in the morning.

Last Quarter: at Last Quarter we see exactly half the sunlit surface of the Moon and it can be in the early morning and daytime sky.

Waning Crescent: the last phase of the moon before returning to New Moon is called Waning Crescent, and it is exactly what it says: a steadily-shrinking crescent phase. We can see only a small sliver from Earth. It’s visible in the early morning and by the end of the 28-day lunar cycle, it has vanished almost entirely. That brings us back to New Moon to start the new cycle.

Make Your Own Lunar Phases

You can demonstrate this to yourself by setting up a light in the center of the room. Take a white ball in your hand and stand a few feet away from the light. Next, turn yourself in a circle, as if you are the Moon spinning on its axis. Watch how the ball is illuminated as you turn.

Observing the Moon throughout a month is a great school project, as well as something you can do simply on your own (or with family and friends). Check it out this month!

Carolyn Collins Petersen, Space/Astronomy Expert
Article originally published and owned by About.com

 

Moon Phases – Waxing Moon

Moon Phases – Waxing Moon

This phase occurs when the Moon grows from dark to full. In this phase, the Moon provides the proper energy for magickal efforts requiring growth or enhancement. It is a good time for beginnings, fresh starts, and new love and is of benefit in building businesses, friendships, partnerships, and financial prosperity. The waxing phase also provides suitable conditions for planting herbs, developing psychism, and increasing physical health and well-being.

To seal spells performed during the waxing Moon, use this chant or one of your own choosing:

Oh, Maiden Moon, now hear my plea:

Hearken, hearken unto me!

As you grow, my spell enhance—

And power its magick with Your dance.

Moon Phases – Full Moon

Moon Phases – Full Moon

The Moon’s energy is most intense when She reaches abundant fullness. Any magickal effort, especially difficult ones, can benefit greatly from the potency of this phase. Use the full Moon to amplify magickal intent and to give spellworkings additional power.

To seal spells performed during the full Moon, use this chant or one or your own choosing:

Abundant Mother, Moon so bright

Hear my pleas upon this night.

Your fertile power lend this spell;

Make if potent, strong and well.

Moon Phases – Waning Moon

Moon Phases – Waning Moon

The shrinkage of the Moon from full to dark is called the waning phase, and it offers an energy suitable for recession, peaceful separation, or elimination. Use the waning Moon to end undesirable eating patterns, break bad habits, or to remove yourself from dysfunctional partnerships or stressful situations. Its energies favor any magickal effort requiring decrease or removal.

To seal spells performed during the waning Moon, use this chant or one of your own choosing:

Oh Aging One of grace, now hear:

With your guidance, this spell steer.

Remove all blocks and hesitation,

And take it to its destination.

Moon Phases – Dark Moon

Moon Phases – Dark Moon

Some practitioners use this phase as a period of rest. They find it useful for regeneration, relaxation, and gathering for the creative phase of the waxing Moon.

Others prefer to use it for meditation, psychic power enhancement, or for delving into past life memories to help them better understand current difficulties. Dark Moon energy also lends itself to divination and matters where truth is an issue.

To seal spells performed during the dark Moon, use this chant or one of your own choosing:

I call on You, Oh Crone so wise—-

One Who rules the darkest skies.

Come and be my treasured Guest,

And aid me on this magickal quest. 

February 8 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 February 8

Aurora and Light Pillars over Norway

Image Credit & Copyright: Alexandre Correia

Explanation: Which half of this sky is your favorite? On the left, the night sky is lit up by particles expelled from the Sun that later collided with Earth’s upper atmosphere — creating bright auroras. On the right, the night glows with ground lights reflected by millions of tiny ice crystals falling from the sky — creating light pillars. And in the center, the astrophotographer presents your choices. The light pillars are vertical columns because the fluttering ice-crystals are mostly flat to the ground, and their colors are those of the ground lights. The auroras cover the sky and ground in the green hue of glowing oxygen, while their transparency is clear because you can see stars right through them. Distant stars dot the background, including bright stars from the iconic constellation of Orion. The featured image was captured in a single exposure two months ago near KautokeinoNorway.

 

Favorite sky half: Left half (aurora) | Right half (light pillars)