When Is It Witchcraft? (Please keep in mind that this is the author’s perspective and not necessarily that of WOTC)

Thanks to a meme with a tree, people talking about whether or not things are “witchcraft” vs “pagan.” It’s obvious that there are a lot of people who are confused as to the differences, and I feel that I have some sense of understanding of how this happened. It’s a complicated and lengthy topic with lots of history, background, subtopics, and more than a little bit of ranting about why so many terms became confused with each other, but I’ll do my best to explain it as succinctly as I can.

Let’s start by getting into the definitions and descriptions of these terms.

Witchcraft is types of magic practiced by witches. There are many, many different traditions and practices of witchcraft out there both in the modern day and historically. Pagan is both an adjective and a noun that very broadly describes (often too broadly imho) various spiritual practices which are either are, and/or inspired by, pre-Christian practices. You don’t have to be pagan in order to be a witch–or to practice magic in general. In fact, a lot of witches are either not pagan at all or don’t use the label for themselves. I’m personally one. I will default to it if I have to in order to be understood in certain circles, but it’s not a label I feel accurately describes me. I prefer to describe myself as either a polytheist or a polytheistic witch instead.

Now, about that label of “witchcraft”. Witches aren’t restricted from certain religions or beliefs, or a lack thereof. Witches can be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and/or atheist. To be a witch, you practice witchcraft. It’s a label best described as DOING vs belief… click here to read the rest of this article

A Laugh for Today

Sometimes you just have to kick back with a cup of tea or whatever and a good book than say, “There’ll be another full moon next month.”


Spell for Today –

Intuition Spell – Receive Clearer Messages from the Spirits

Our intuition is the Universe’s way to communicate with us. Once we have cast a spell, the Universe will respond by sending us the people and circumstances we have asked for. So it is important that we listen to our gut feelings, always, but particularly in the days and weeks after casting a spell. If we follow our intuition, the Spirits will lead the way. So how do we know what is intuition and what is merely our imagination? That is what this intuition spell is about. We will create a talisman which we can keep with us to receive clearer guidance. (Note: For lots more tips and tricks regarding intuition and spiritual communication, check out  “The Essence of Magick – A Wiccan’s Guide to Successful Witchcraft“.)

What you need for the intuition spell:

1small pouch (purple is preferred)

1 crystal quartz

1 amethyst crystal

5 purple candles

Sandalwood incense

1 small piece of paper and a pen

Let’s begin…

Start by placing the five candles around you in a circle. As you light the candles, invoke the Spirits and ask for protection and connection during the casting of this intuition spell. Sit in the middle of your circle. Light the incense. Breathe deeply and relax into a meditation, with your palms open to receive the Universe’s energies. You are going into your Higher Self to receive a symbol that represents your higher wisdom. Set this intention as you visualise your mind climbing from your Third Eye out through your crown and higher up, to a place about 1 metre (3 feet) above your head. This is your 10th chakra, where you Higher Self resides. Go into this place, feel your mind merging with this chakra. Breathe, relax, let it flow. When you are ready, say out loud or in your mind: “For clearer sight, for clearer mind A symbol of myself I’ll find” Repeat this a few times, then slowly move your mind back down into your Third Eye. Once there, you will see a symbol. It can be absolutely anything.

As soon as you see it, draw it on your piece of paper. This symbol, as I say, represents your higher wisdom and your Higher Self.

Place the piece of paper, together with the quartz and the amethyst, in your pouch, as you say the following words: “Universe, Spirits, Angels and Guides Receive my eternal gratitude for all that is I ask for clearer guidance, as I will listen with a sharper ear May this talisman heighten my intuition To receive your messages more clearly So mote it be”

Close your circle by blowing out the candles.

Thank the Spirits for their presence.

Keep the talisman with you, and keep it under your pillow at night. If ever you are confused about certain messages or a specific situation, meditate with your talisman. The best way to receive clear messages is to silence our minds. Stop trying anything; simply sit with your talisman and open your heart and soul to the never-ending guidance of the Universe, and the answers will come to you. As an alternative to this spell, you can use a Vision and Intuition Spell Kit or a Spirit Ritual Bath Kit, both of which come complete with all ingredients and full instructions to cast spells to enhance your intuition and psychic abilities.

Read more: From wiccanspells.info


Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Monday

From modernwellnesswitch.com

Mondays are best spent as quiet days for reflection. You can work best with Monday energies by journaling or writing, reflecting on your dreams, doing divinations, gentle movement practices such as yoga or swimming. Spend time on self-development or other types of studying and enjoy a laid-back evening with close friends or family.

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Tarot Card: The Moon

Rune: Laguz

Colors: Silver, Grey, White, Blue

Plants*: Aloe, Cabbage, Camphor, Cotton, Cucumber, Dulse, Eucalyptus, Gardenia, Gourd, Grape, Pea, Peach, Pear, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemonbalm, Lettuce, Lily, Lotus, Myrrh, Papaya, Poppy, Potato, Purslane, Sandalwood, Turnip, Willow, Wintergreen

Stones: Milky/Snow/Phantom/Rainbow Quartz, Moonstone/Rainbow Moonstone, Selenite, White Opal/Rainbow Opal, Sodalite, Blue Chalcedony, Blue Calcite, Bowenite, Rainbow Obsidian, Pink Chalcedony, Geodes, Black Pearl

Magical Uses: Channeling Intuition, Divination, Illusions, Dreams, Fertility, Sleep, Emotions, Completion of Cycles, Wisdom, Glamour

From plentifulearth.com

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Gender: Feminine

Deities: Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Colors: Silver, White, Gray, Blue

Crystals: Aquamarine, Moonstone, Mother-of-Pearl, Opal, Pearl, Quartz, Saphire, Selenite, Silver

Herbs & Plants: Catnip, Chamomile, Comfrey, Lily, Lotus, Mints, Moonflowers, Moonwort, Myrrh, Poppy, Sage, Sandalwood, Willow

Incenses: Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Moon Oil, Sandalwood, Wormwood

Energies & Associations: Clairvoyance, Divination, Dream Work, Emotional Healing, Faerie Magick, Feminine Beauty, Female Fertility, Feminine Health, Glamours, Goddess Rituals, Home and Family Life, Illusions, Intuition, Insight, Psychic Ability, Purity, Wisdom, Women’s Mysteries

27 February 2023 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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


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

For Your Local Time and Date 

Southeastern Hemisphere

This local time is in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

27 February 2023
06:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Pisces 52
Moon:13 Gemini 32
Mercury:24 Aquarius 38
Venus:09 Aries 07
Mars:18 Gemini 37
Jupiter:11 Aries 35
Saturn:29 Aquarius 04
Uranus:15 Taurus 29
Neptune:24 Pisces 30
Pluto:29 Capricorn 28

True Lunar Node:05 Taurus 53 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:07 Taurus 09 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Leo 37

Chiron:13 Aries 47
Ceres:04 Libra 55 Rx
Pallas:11 Cancer 04
Juno:23 Aries 20
Vesta:08 Aries 42

Eris:24 Aries 07


Southern Hemisphere

This local time is in Cape Town, South Africa

27 February 2023
01:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Pisces 40
Moon:10 Gemini 59
Mercury:24 Aquarius 18
Venus:08 Aries 51
Mars:18 Gemini 32
Jupiter:11 Aries 33
Saturn:29 Aquarius 03
Uranus:15 Taurus 29
Neptune:24 Pisces 30
Pluto:29 Capricorn 27

True Lunar Node:05 Taurus 53 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:07 Taurus 09 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Leo 36

Chiron:13 Aries 46
Ceres:04 Libra 57 Rx
Pallas:11 Cancer 03
Juno:23 Aries 13
Vesta:08 Aries 36

Eris:24 Aries 07


Southwestern Hemisphere

This local time is in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

27 February 2023
04:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Pisces 17
Moon:06 Gemini 21
Mercury:23 Aquarius 41
Venus:08 Aries 24
Mars:18 Gemini 23
Jupiter:11 Aries 28
Saturn:29 Aquarius 00
Uranus:15 Taurus 28
Neptune:24 Pisces 29
Pluto:29 Capricorn 27

True Lunar Node:05 Taurus 53
Mean Lunar Node:07 Taurus 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Leo 33

Chiron:13 Aries 45
Ceres:05 Libra 01 Rx
Pallas:11 Cancer 00
Juno:23 Aries 00
Vesta:08 Aries 26

Eris:24 Aries 07


February 27 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1693 1st women’s magazine “Ladies’ Mercury” published in London, England

1900 In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, results in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906

1933 Nazi Germany’s parliament building “The Reichstag” is destroyed by fire; possibly set by the Nazis, who blame and execute Dutch Communist Marinus van der Lubbe

1940 Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14 (radiocarbon dating) at the University of California Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California

1950 General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

1957 Mao’s famous speech to the Supreme State Conference “On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People” expounding Maoist ideals

2012 Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor

Today’s Historical Events

837 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

1526 Saxony and Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)

1531 Evangelical German towns form Schmalkaldische Union

1557 1st Russian Embassy arrives in London

1594 Henry IV crowned King of France

1626 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci

1665 Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-admiral De Ruyter beats English

1667 Abraham Crijnssen conquers Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname

Today’s Historical Events in Flim and TV

1935 7th Academy Awards: “It Happened One Night”, Clark Gable, and Claudette Colbert win

1941 13th Academy Awards: “Rebecca”, James Stewart & Ginger Rogers win

1957 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an “X”: “Xavier Cugat Show” on NBC (until X-Files)

1964 Erwin Drake’s musical “What Makes Sammy Run?”, starring Steve Lawrence, Robert Alda, and Sally Ann Howes, opens at 54th St Theater, NYC; runs for 540 performances

1965 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray’s musical “High Spirits”, based on Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit”, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 375 performances

1968 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America’s chances of winning the Vietnam War

1986 The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis

1996 American film production company “Happy Madison Productions” is founded by Adam Sandler

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1563 British composer William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England

1814 Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 8 in F major premieres in Vienna

1854 German composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine River

1977 Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession in Canada

1977 Swedish pop group ABBA arrives in Australia for the first time, sparking “ABBA-mania”

1980 22nd Grammy Awards: Song of the Year – Kenny Loggins’ “What A Fool Believes”; Best Album – Billy Joel‘s “52nd Street”

1981 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record the single “Ebony & Ivory”

1990 “Hold On” single released by Wilson Phillips (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1850 12th Grand National: Chris Green wins aboard Irish outsider Abd-El-Kader; goes on to become first dual winner and first to win in consecutive years

1856 18th Grand National: George Stevens wins aboard 25/1 Freetrader; first of Stevens’ record 5 GN victories

1874 Baseball 1st played in England at Lord’s Cricket Ground

1921 US Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard; US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

1925 Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England

1936 Dutch swimmer Willy den Ouden sets new women’s world 100m freestyle record (1:04.6) in Amsterdam; lasts 22 years until broken in 1956 by Dawn Fraser of Australia

1937 Australian cricketer Don Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test match v England in 223 minutes, ensuring Australia wins the Ashes 3-2

1959 Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers

A Thought for Today

Close to the Goddess

Spring comes and I feel close to the
Goddess! She is pregnant with many possibilities
of the season. She is dressed in the greens of Spring.

Summer is here and I am close to the Goddess!
The ripening of crops showing springs promises
fulfilled. She is clothed in the bright colors of
Summer flowers

Fall arrives and I am close to the Goddess!
We remember those who we lost this year and
our ancestors of those who have come before
us. She is clothed in red, golds, orange and brown.

Winter comes, and I am close to the Goddess!
Celebration of the arrival of the Holly King. The Goddess
is draped in whites, reds and greens of the season.

Seasons come and seasons go, I feel near to
the Goddess in each. She is present and eternal.
She is close to me and I, Her.

From allpoetry.com

UGH – Posts All Messed Up Thanks to Technical Difficulties

We just now got back internet and cellphone services that went out as I was doing yesterday’s afternoon posts. I will be working on today’s posts soon. Some of them maybe later than usual due to time and pain. and some may be skipped today. I will get back on schedule with all the regular daily posts starting this afternoon.

Today may be one of these days for me LMAO!!!

February 20th to February 26th Astronomy Picture of the Day

These are the Astronomy Picture of the Day for the proceeding week starting on the past Monday through this Sunday. Just click on the hyperlink next to the date for the pictures you want to see.

2023 February 26: Saturns Iapetus: Moon with a Strange Surface
2023 February 25: Crescent Moon Occultation
2023 February 24: Jones Emberson 1
2023 February 23: Arp 78: Peculiar Galaxy in Aries
2023 February 22: Our Increasingly Active Sun
2023 February 21: Comet ZTF over Yosemite Falls
2023 February 20: NGC 1850: Not Found in the Milky Way

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, February 26 to Saturday, March 4, 2023

Click here to read Georgia Nicols Daily Horoscopes

All Signs

March will be a busy month. This week however, is a mixed bag with lots of promise. At the beginning of the week, (Mon., Tues & Wed.) we have excellent days for productivity. Vroom, vroom! The rest of the week is for fabulous socializing. In fact, Thursday night is one of the best times of the year to grab your main squeeze and do something dazzling because Venus is lined up with lucky Jupiter, and this will boost warm feelings in all relationships, especially romantic ones. This also indicates possible, financial windfalls! What’s not to like? Ah yes, living well is all about timing. Speaking of which, I think it’s time for a little nosh.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is an amazing week for you even though the Sun is actually hiding in your chart, waiting for your birthday to arrive. Nevertheless, fair Venus and lucky Jupiter are perfectly lined up this week in your sign. This is something that can only happen once every 12 years. Enjoy your good fortune! This is wonderful for all relationships because it makes you optimistic, eager, outgoing warm and friendly. It also improves your good luck! It will also enhance and attract romance to you. You will want to indulge yourself, which is why you might go overboard buying beautiful things for yourself and others. But hey, you only live once. (At least, in this body.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is definitely a feel-good week for you. It’s also a productive week, especially in the first three days, because you will want to join forces with others in group activities to accomplish a lot. You’re willing to work hard and you’re also willing to spend the money to get what you want. Later in the week, secret love affairs will flourish. But in fact, all relationships will be mellow, harmonious and rewarding. This is an excellent time to talk to bosses and people in authority because they will listen to you. Your track record has been astounding since 2020. Yes, there have been challenges and even losses but on the whole, you have broadcasted success to the world.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Oh my! It doesn’t get much better than this. The Sun is sitting at the top of your chart, casting you in a flattering spotlight. “You look mahvellous dahling.” Meanwhile, fair Venus and lucky Jupiter are lined up in your House of Friendships, promoting warm, wonderful interactions with everyone. (Oh yes, everyone wants to see your face.) Meanwhile, fiery Mars is still in your sign boosting your energy and confidence. Some of you might travel. All of you will easily get your way this week. Enjoy top productivity; praise from bosses and VIPs; successful relations with friends and groups; plus romantic escapades! In fact, a platonic relationship could become very cozy.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The celestial heavens are blessing you this week! Venus and Jupiter are lined up together at the top of your chart, which means you look fabulous to others, especially bosses, parents, VIPs and the police. People see you as successful, charming and capable. You will attract favours and money to you. You definitely have the ability to push through a deal or reach for the impossible. Meanwhile, the Sun continues to urge you to travel and explore opportunities in medicine, the law, higher education, publishing and the media. Discussions about shared finances and shared property will be favourable. Do something different to expand your world!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is one of the best weeks of the year to travel for pleasure for Leos. Because you have this wonderful opportunity — use it! You will love wherever you go. If you can’t travel far, then take short trips. You’ll enjoy meeting people and hanging out with groups whether they’re the locals or a conference you’re attending. Some of you might strike up a romance with someone from another culture or a different country. You have lots of energy to connect with others; in fact, you’re feeling competitive. Meanwhile, privately, your passion is smouldering – almost obsessively so. Enjoy talking to others, especially partners and close friends. Younger people will entertain and amuse.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Mars at the top of your chart continues to arouse your ambition and give you the energy to go after what you want. You definitely prefer to be your own boss right now. (Admittedly, your ambition might be a bit threatening to others.) Meanwhile, back in the vault, the two planets most associated with money are both lined up in one of your Money Houses. Ka-ching! You might inherit. Gifts, goodies, cash and favours from others might come your way. This is the best week all year to discuss how to divide an inheritance or deal with shared property because you will come out smelling like a rose. This is also a passionate, romantic time for you with a strong emphasis on partnerships. (Mom always liked you best.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Although this is a wonderful week to schmooze, and you are a very social sign, please take note that the first three days of this week are highly productive. Furthermore, you’re ready to work! Make an ambitious To Do list and get busy. After Wednesday, pivot dramatically and make plans to socialize. Your ruler Venus will be lined up with Jupiter opposite you promoting fun-loving, warm relations with partners, spouses and close friends. Meanwhile, Mars continues to make you adventurous and eager to explore new ideas and see new places. This is quite a fabulous week. Do get out of bed. Get dressed. Grab your glad rags because you’ve got places to go and things to do!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is the perfect week for you to work hard and party hard. All your efforts to work with others and achieve what you want will be successful because both Venus and Jupiter are planets associated with money and success and they are in your House of Employment. You can’t go wrong. Work-related travel is likely for many of you. Expect success working with groups. You might get a raise, certainly praise. Meanwhile, back on the Strip, the Sun is in one of the most playful parts of your chart bringing you lots of opportunities to party, enjoy sports events, the arts, social outings and playful activities with kids. You can’t go wrong!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a great week for you because your ruler lucky Jupiter is lined up with Venus in the part of your chart that is all about romance, parties, sports, the theatre, the arts, socializing and interacting with children. All the fun stuff! Be bold about going after new love. Since you have a strong focus now on home, family and your private life, you will enjoy entertaining at home. You will also enjoy increased involvement with children as well as arts and crafts. You might travel for a good time – a quick vacation or tickets to a concert in another city. Meanwhile, short trips and chances to learn something new through courses or training programs will intrigue you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This week you have excellent moneymaking ideas, which means you can hustle on Mon., Tues. & Wed. to work hard and boost your income. Because your communication skills are hot, this is also a great time for those of you in sales, marketing, teaching, acting and writing. You will run the meeting. Meanwhile, you will enjoy redecorating your home and making it more beautiful in some way. You will also enjoy inviting people over so that they can admire your clever ideas. In fact, all matters related to real-estate deals and real-estate speculation will favour you this week. Later in the week, invite friends and family over for good food and drink because these occasions will be a success. You’ll be proud.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a busy, fun-loving week for you. With Mercury in your sign, you’re ready to talk to everyone; however, quite likely, your mind will jump from topic to topic very quickly because your focus of attention will change constantly. Get out and travel if you can because this will stimulate you. However, when you travel (or not) you are bound to meet new people and see new places because Jupiter and Venus are lined up in the part of your chart that will stimulate your everyday activities. You will be enthusiastic, optimistic and eager to talk to others. Plus, you have moneymaking ideas! This is a great week to schmooze with others and enjoy good times.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Many people will enjoy socializing this week, and you will be one of them. Nevertheless, roll up your sleeves and get busy because you can boost your income this week. Oh yes, you can get richer because the two planets that are associated with money (Venus and Jupiter) are both lined up in your Money House. (It doesn’t get better than this.) Not only can you boost your income or get richer in some way, you might buy things that really please you. Some of you might enjoy travel for business. All of you will be inclined to extravagance and spending money for a good time. The first three days of the week will be your most productive opportunity. After that, it’s time to celebrate!

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence and a Few Spells for Sunday c. 2013

From awithintime.weebly.com

Ruled by the Sun. Power, prosperity, health, banishing evil annd excorcism, Success, healing, and happiness


Day – Sunday

Planet – Sun

Sign – Leo

Angel – Michael

Color – Gold, Yellow, and Orange

Plant – Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, and Oak

Stone – Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger Eye, amber, Quartz Crystal, Red Agate

Intentions – Health, Success, Career, Ambition, Goals, Personal finances.

Element – Fire

More Qualities – Family, Sibling Relationships, Advancement, Drama, fun, authority, figures, law, fairs, crops, totem animals, volunteer services, civic services, promotion, the god, men’s mysteries, children, Buying, selling, speculating.

Finally, it’s Sunday, the official day of rest. Not only do Christians acknowledge this day, but I’m sure many pagans appreciate this day, as well. Everyone needs rest and a lot of people need a good day to worship their creator(whomever or whatever that may be), however they deem fit to do so. With the Sun being the central theme of many ancient rituals, Sunday just seems to fit, in name and theory. Not only is it a good day to worship, it seems good to do more relaxed spells, such as sleep, dream, and rebirth.


A Spell for While you Sleep

You will need the following items for this spell:

Four lengths of appropriately coloured ribbon
which can be easily tied
Four pins
Your bed

Knot magic has a particular effect in ‘binding’ or fixing a spell in place and with the addition of colour it is possible to use ribbons to bring about a desired outcome. By using your own bed as a focus, your magical work can be done while you sleep. This is a very personal way of working and one which can bring particularly positive results.

If your bed has bedposts, simply knot a length of the correct colour ribbon for your purpose around each post.

Each time you do this, say:

With this knot of coloured ribbon

Bring to me the power hidden. Grant me that right Throughout this night.

If your bed has no posts then carefully pin the knotted ribbon to each corner using the same words.
Each night for two further nights touch each ribbon knot in turn and repeat the words above.

Leave the ribbons in place until you no longer feel the need for them. You can expect to have some fairly vivid dreams over the following three nights, which may help you to develop the qualities you seek. This spell allows your unconscious self to work in a protected space without the chatter of day to day matters.


To Protect a Sleeping Mind

You will need the following items for this spell:


Sleep is the time of dreams and visits. The following incantation repeated aloud at one’s bedtime will aid in the discouraging of unwanted visitors in the dreaming mind.

Before retiring for the night, repeat the following incantation aloud:

”Spirits of the night, I beseech thee,

Find favor with mine call and plea,

Draw close and circle round

Mine mind I clear and lend to sleep.

That sleep will use to rest the weary world

Let not the world and those unfavorable things within it

Visit upon mine mind unheralded

Uninvited visitors be sent away

Turned back

Turned back to the dark depths

Turned back to the sender whose name is never spoken

That thus he may gain strength

Gain strength and threaten those unable

Unable or unknowing

Unknowing or innocent

Innocents in the world

Sleeping as I sleep

Spirits of the night, I beseech thee,

Find favor with mine call and plea

Find favor and protect mine mind

Find favor and protect the innocents”.

This is best repeated nightly so as to protect ones mind and allow peaceful sleep and promote quiet dreams.


To Drive Away Bad Dreams

You will need the following items for this spell:

Bowl of warm water
Your chosen sprigs of herbs

This spell uses herbal magick and correspondences to clear the bedroom of negative influence. It is often a good idea to use material that is easily available, so you might use sprigs of rosemary, sage, Lady’s bedstraw, maize silks or broom-corn. Since you want something taken away you should perform this magical working as the Moon wanes.

Dissolve the salt in the warm water.

Tie the herbs together.

Dip the sprigs in the water and sprinkle the corners of the room with the water.

Use the sprigs to sprinkle the salt water on your bedclothes, and particularly round the head and foot of the bed.

When you have done this, place the herbs under your pillow, or if you prefer, under the middle of the bed.

The next morning, discard the herbs at a crossroads if you can, either by burying them or allowing them to disperse to the four winds. Otherwise ensure that you have carried them well away from your home.
This carries all negativity away from your bedroom and bed. This spell uses rosemary which brings clarity, sage for wisdom, ladies bedstraw which is said to have lined the manger at Christs birth, and broom corn, which is used in worship of the Mexican goddess Chicomecohuatl. All these herbs bring cleansing, not just of the room but also of the occupants aura or subtle energy. On the basis that one should always replace negative with positive, you may like to use the following technique to bring about positive dreams.

Having prepared your environment, this next technique is of most use when there is a strong, deeply felt association with the issue or request being considered in magical terms, ideal conditions for spell working. It is like being able to consult an encyclopedia that contains a wealth of information in fact, the Higher Self.



A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen
Spells of Magick


Goddess Of The Day: SARASVATI


Festival of Sarasvati (India)

Themes: Learning; Wisdom; Communication
Symbols: White Flowers (especially Lotus); Marigolds; Swans

About Sarasvati:

A Hindu goddess of eloquence and intelligence, Sarasvati extends a refreshing drink from her well of knowledge to complete the month with aptitude. In Hindu tradition, Sarasvati invented all sciences, arts, and writing. In works of art she is depicted as white-skinned and graceful, riding on a swan or sitting on an open lotus blossom.

To Do Today:Today is an excellent time to embark on any course of study or to reinforce your learning in a specific area. In Hindu tradition, Sarasvati’s festival is held on or around this date. During the celebration, students gather in the Katmandu Valley (Nepal) bearing gifts for the goddess, who visits here today. Traditional offerings at the temples include lotus and marigold blossoms and incense, while students bring pens or books to invoke Sarasvati’s aid with their studies. Adapting this a bit, try dabbing your personal tools or educational books with a little lotus oil, and burn any sweet-scented incense to improve your awareness (rosemary is a good choice).

To generate Sarasvati’s assistance in matters of communication, find a white flower and remove its petals. Place these in any moving water source, saying:

Sarasvati, let my words bear gentle beauty and truth,
falling gently on other’s ears, even as these petals to the water.

Let the water (which also represents this goddess) carry your wish.

By Patricia Telesco

Danger! Divination Works c 2012

(SIDE NOTE: This is in place of a Divination Journal today)

I don’t divine. Even though I have taught others divination techniques and written about their use and possible method of operation I haven’t tried to use any divination technique for over 15 years. Why? Well not because I don’t believe it works anymore! In fact quite the opposite – it is because I do believe that it is possible to divine the future that I do not do it.

This reluctance is part of my general reluctance to use Magic at all, and yes I do see divination as operating in generally the same arena that Magic operates. The same questions we need to ask before working Magic need to be asked before divination:

  • Do we fully understand the situation? Generally we are asked to look into the future for somebody because they wish to know the outcome of a current situation of to see if a particular desire or fear will happen. Do we understand why they are asking well enough to know how the knowledge will impact them?
  • Is divination the right tool? Even if we were to divine the future, is doing so the right or best response to the question? It might be much better to suggest relationship counselling to solve the current issues.
  • Do we understand the possible outcomes of performing the divination? Even with a great deal of thought our interference may well have unforeseen consequences.

All of these questions parallel the sort of questions we ask, or at least should be asking, when we plan a Magical working.

However with divination there are a couple of other issues that we need to consider. These questions have to do with the fact that what we are doing with divination is working not just with the present but with the future and past. Our future and past.

The Future

When we divine the future we do so in the hope that we can profit from the knowledge. This involves, in some part, changing the future. If the answer we get from the divination indicates that something unpleasant is going to happen then quite naturally we will work to try and either avoid the event or mitigate the impact. Even if we don’t actively try to change things the very fact that we do have this knowledge will impact on our behaviour thereby changing the future to a lesser or greater extent.

If the future is malleable, and we will see that potentially this is the case, rather than static and preordained then in gaining knowledge of the future we need to ask not only whether we understand the consequences of the actions we take to change this situation, just like in Magical working, but do we understand the consequences of even having that knowledge? But how can knowing something change what is and what is going to be? Surly if we don’t act on that knowledge then no damage can happen? Well having that knowledge will impact on our decisions whether or not we want it to. That knowledge will tune our subconscious and therefore our intuition and decision making.

Additionally prophecies tend to become self-fulfilling. If you believe that you are going to have good luck then you will tend to. This has been shown to be true even in scientifically tested situations. It is thought that believing that you are lucky makes you more likely to take chances and have a positive outlook.

Equally believing that things will be bad for you tends to produce a negative outlook on life and subsequently things then tend to go wrong.

Even believing that you have knowledge of the future can have a massive impact so imagine what impact having the knowledge for real – and if divination is real then that’s the case – will have.

But surely changing the future isn’t a problem? After all every time we make a decision the future changes, it moves in one direction or another based on our choices. So what is the problem with divination and acting on the information it gives? Well time has been compared in the past to a river, flowing from the past to the future with eddies, rapids and periods of smooth calm flow. The general direction of the flow is stable, maybe changing slowly in response to major events, just as a river changes its course due to a rock fall, but even then the general direction is usually unchanged, just a small diversion.

Unexpected Loops!

However with divination we are taking information from the future and using it to affect the present and hence the future itself. We are setting up what is often called a feedback loop. One example of such a feedback loop is when a microphone is places too close to a speaker. Most of you who have been to concerts will have heard the loud screech caused by that sort of feedback loop. What is happening is that the sound from the speakers is picked up by the mic, amplified and played out thorough the speaker to be picked up again by the mic and back through the loop.

These loops can, and as we have seen do, cause large changes in the output. One of the dangers that we face when using divination is that we will be setting up a temporal feedback loop causing a large change in the course of the future. Now I suspect that this change will tend to be localized, that is to say only impact on the person for who the divination has been done. Again we can see this effect when considering rivers.

When a change is made the local impact can be devastating; local conditions can change dramatically, for example where the river becomes blocked it will tend to find a new route possibly causing massive erosion locally and devastating the local landscape.

However the long term course of the river tends to be unaffected by these local events; this we would see perhaps as a dramatic change in an individual’s future but with only limited impact on the general flow of history. Now sometimes this dramatic change is what is desired but more often only a small more controlled change is wished for. Few people would accept their lives being turned totally upside down when all they wished for was an improvement in their financial situation.

This effect is well known in the practice of Magic, in that a spell will work in often unexpected ways, where a spell to draw money may well lead to, for example, the person loosing his job through injury but receiving a lump compensation sum. Not what was intended at all! The difference here is that Magic allows the spell to be focused to try and prevent such unintended outcomes whereas divination has no such focusing mechanism

There is another type of effect that taking the output of an event and feeding it back into the system can have. This time not only is the outcome potentially vast but it is also inherently unpredictable. When we use divination we are in danger of setting up a chaotic system.

A good example in the ‘natural’ world is the weather. Everybody knows how unpredictable the weather can be; one day may start very much like another but how the weather develops during the day may well be totally different.

From experience we all know that even the professional weather forecasters with all of their experience, knowledge and expensive machinery and computers can’t always get it right.

The reason for this is that the weather is an example of a different type of system, what is known as a chaotic system. One of the main properties of chaotic systems is that very small changes in the starting situation can lead to very large and totally unpredictable differences in the outcome. This is why the weather on one day develops totally differently to a previous day even though they seemed to start out the same; somewhere there was a small difference that caused the sun we had been expecting to turn into rain and thunder!


These chaotic systems tend to have a large number of factors contributing to their initial state as well as having the result of one situation being fed back into the system at the start of the next. With the weather for example we find that many hundreds of thousands of factors influence how the weather will develop including how the weather developed the previous day.

Divination is similar to a weather system in that it too has many, many factors contributing to the initial situation and that as time passes the outputs of each day feed into the next.

When the divination changes some of the initial conditions, as it by its very nature will, then we can expect to see large changes in the outcome and in a totally unpredictable way. As with the other impact of divination we do not have any way to focus the ‘Magic’ but in this case even if we did the very nature of the system would still mean that the outcome would be unpredictable.

Do Not Touch?

So does this mean that all forms of divination should be avoided? Well surprisingly no. Only those forms of divination that actively use information from the future to provide insights would cause the effects mentioned. If there was a divination method that worked by revealing the current state of the system, that is to say provided knowledge of the situation now rather than how it will develop into the future, then no change to the present will be made and the large unpredictable results should be avoided.

So what is needed is some way to determine what the method of choice is actually doing. Is it retrieving information from the future or simply revealing the current state of the system? Well I feel that there is such a way and it quite neatly splits divination methods into two groups. The way we differentiate the divination types is based on how the process is done.

The first group, the future knowledge techniques, all seem to have a common thread in that they all rely on random chance being present. It is, some would say, the existence of chance that allows the future to act in the present. For example the following techniques all seem to rely on the existence of some form of chance in their operation:

  • Tarot
  • I-Ching
  • Ogham Sticks
  • Tea Leaves

The tarot for example relies on the fall of the cards and the Ogham the selection of sticks. Both introduce the element of chance for the future, through the person doing the divination, to act on the present.

A good example of a type of divination that provides information about the present and allows the diviner to work with that is Palmistry. Here the information is build up throughout the life of the person whose palm is being read and can offer insights into the present as well as the person in question.

Interestingly the fact that the palm of the person who is having the reading is by definition personal it allows for a degree of focusing in very much the same way as sympathetic Magic operates.

The future in this case isn’t ‘read’ but inferred. A simple example can illustrate this. Knowledge of the present, say a large and frequent intake of alcohol, can and probably will lead to unfortunate circumstances in the future. This knowledge is inferred, projected from the now, and probabilistic; it gives a likelihood of what may happen, and so wouldn’t seem to be having the same direct impact on the past, present, future system that other direct divination techniques have.

The Bible, as we all know, has something of a downer on Magic in general and divination in particular:

“There shall not be found among you anyone that…useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter or a Witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.” Deuteronomy 18:10-11 (KJV)

However the original Hebrew words mainly refer to contacting the spirits of dead people, or to performing evil sorcery which harms others; only two actually refer to divination and only two forms of divination are proscribed. Casting stones or sticks and predicting the future by their position and foretelling the future by looking for signs in nature. Is it possible that the writers of this passage understood the danger of certain forms of divination? Is that why only those two types are banned but others allowed?

In My View!

Now obviously I can’t say for sure that this is how the past, present, and future system operates but it does show all the hallmarks of such a system and many people do report the sort of effects – large changes in future events in a very unpredictable way from those seen in the divination or expectations.

Like many forms of Magic it is inherently difficult to show conclusively how, or indeed if, divination actually works and most of us operate by feel and experience. My feel is that most forms of divination have inherent risks and produce results that are far from our control. That is not to say that they don’t have their uses but that most of them shouldn’t be used in a cavalier way. Like all works of Magic divination should only be used when it is the most appropriate method and then only after you have considered the consequences and what you can do to try and ensure that there are no unexpected results.

Divination puts a great responsibility on us, perhaps more so than other forms of Magic. We need to rise to that responsibility.

February 26, 2023 Birthday Horoscope

May the next year of your life be more positive than the past year! 

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

IF YOU ARE BORN ON FEBRUARY 26, you are very sympathetic to the needs of others. You can be supportive and compassionate. The February 26 zodiac sign is Pisces – the fish. Sometimes, you make sacrifices for your friends and family members and can find the best in anybody or any situation. You never give up on even the most difficult situations.

You have that unique ability to sense when something is wrong. You who are born on this day, are selfless individuals who should be applauded. So, go ahead and clap. Give yourself a standing ovation!

Pisces birthday horoscope for February 26 predicts that you tend to be a bit emotional which is human, but it influences your ability to remain the positive person that you truly are.

When your emotions run thick, you can get in a mood, but even that can be a positive thing. You see, while you are quiet, Pisces, you can tune into your unique abilities and spiritual connections.

If today is your birthday, then you can be quite the dreamer. Sometimes, you prefer to be in your little world. Pisceans are likely to think about love and romance. You design a world that is picturesque and uniquely yours. Because you can dream this, you want to share your ideas with those you love.

However, when you express your fantasies to others, you could open doors that perhaps should not have been opened. Pisces astrology for February 26 birthday warns that you could find yourself feeling vulnerable. Maybe you should take a look at your personal needs at this time and redefine any deficits.

Your birthday meanings also show that your career goals can be most challenging. Choosing a profession can be difficult as you are suited in many areas that are people oriented. Pisceans are great at social working or even politics. From the looks of others born on this day, you may be musically inclined.

If you are so lucky as to have this talent (singing or playing an instrument), try your hand at it. You may not become incredibly famous, but you could make a decent living given the right venue.

On the upside, you could become very successful at it, bringing you great pleasure and happiness. Whatever Pisceans born on February 26 decided to do, you can be sure that they are doing it with others in mind.

Pisces birthday analysis for February 26 shows that you are prone to have allergies. The reactions to certain foods or pet hairs can cause a few problems for those born on this day. Other than this, Pisces, you are normally a healthy person. You may be somewhat of a lazy lima bean but the majority of the time, you are keeping to your routine of eating right and working out.

The thought of you looking better as you age keeps you motivated. One thing though, February 26 birthday people, you may need to watch your liquor intake. It’s so easy for you to become best friends with a bottle while you are upset.

Drinking doesn’t solve anything. It could have adverse effects on you and your future. Stick to a more positive release of anxiety, and you’ll be fine.

Pisceans born on February 26 love to travel. Seeing the world only embraces their need to fantasize. In a way, it refreshes and clears their drained state of mind. Being the shoulder that everyone uses, it can wear heavy on a Pisces.

Just don’t ask those born on this Pisces birthday to attend to the financial details while on vacation. Money is not something Pisceans like to think about when taking a mental hiatus.

When you talk about romance, Pisces, you speak with great concern. A Piscean in love is one who is unpredictable. Those born on February 26th, like the idea of courtship rather than a relationship that is casual. Keeping a Pisces grounded could prove difficult, however.

You try to bring your daydreams into reality. This doesn’t always work, but your intentions were romantic and sweet. The best love match for a Pisces is one that will criticize this behavior and overcome any setbacks without a whole lot of stress.

With all of this being said, we can summarize it and say that Pisceans with February 26 birthday are dreamers for sure but very romantic. You are creatively inclined.

Those born on this day love to help others. Pisces people are a strong tribe with a few exceptions. Even you have your sad moments. It’s okay. You are only human. But don’t let your moods spoil your relationships.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 26

Famous People And Celebrities Born On February 26

1815 – Napoleon invaded France for the second time. It ended after 100 days
1933 – Groundbreaking ceremony for Golden Gate Bridge at Crissy Field
1935 – Babe Ruth signs up a contract with Boston Braves after being released from NY
1954 – Rep Ruth Thompson takes a stand on rock and roll recordings and bans mailing vulgar phonograph records

February 26 Meen Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 26 Chinese Zodiac RABBIT

February 26 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Neptune that symbolizes inspiration, illusions, spirituality, and mercy.

February 26 Birthday Symbols

The Two Fishes Are  The Symbol Of The Pisces Star Sign

February 26 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Strength. This card symbolizes bravery, determination, and courage to reach your goals. The Minor Arcana cards are Eight of Cups and King of Cups.

February 26 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This can be a very satisfactory relationship with very few altercations. You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign SagittariusThis is a complicated relationship.

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February 26 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This is a number of leadership, dynamism, authority, aggression, and ambition.
Number 8 – This is a compelling number that signifies spirituality as well as the materialistic aspects of life.

Lucky Colors For February 26 Birthday

Turquoise: This color stands for the exchange of ideas, clear thinking, refreshing and completeness.
Brown: This is an earthy color that stands for foundations, stability, grounding, and modesty.

Lucky Days For February 26 Birthday

Thursday – This day is ruled by planet Jupiter and signifies generosity, abundance, wisdom, and success.
Saturday – This is the day of planet Saturn that stands for discipline, restrictions, hard work and completion.

February 26 Birthstone

Your gemstone is Aquamarine which is a stone suitable for communication, discipline, and determination.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gift For People Born On February 26

A hobby related gift for the man and a romantic fantasy novel for the woman. The February 26 birthday personality loves to keep their hands busy all the time.

February 26, 2023 Daily Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 9:30 AM to 11 AM EST today (6:30 AM to 8 AM PST). After that, the Moon moves from Taurus into Gemini.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You have a strong need to express yourself to others today. You want to enlighten people. This is also an excellent day to schmooze with neighbours, relatives and daily contacts. You will especially enjoy a chance to learn something new or take a short trip.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Spend some time today taking care of your possessions whether they need cleaning, mending or repairs. Take inventory so you know what you have. Likewise, you might want to take a realistic look at your wealth in terms of what you owe and what you own.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign. This happens for 2 1/2 days every month and when it occurs, it will heighten your emotions about everything. However, it also will boost your good luck a little bit, which gives you an edge over everyone else. Sweet!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today you will prefer to be low-key and work alone or behind the scenes. You’re not being antisocial. You simply feel the need to have some peace and quiet to contemplate your navel or do some research. Welcome this opportunity to settle your mind.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a popular day for you, which is why you will enjoy hanging out with others. In particular, you might feel concerned about a friend or a member of a group. You might want to help them or support them in some way because it gives you a feeling of satisfaction and reward.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today you are high viz., which means people notice you more than usual, even if you’re not aware of it. This means you should be mindful of what you say and how you look because it’s always to your advantage to create a good impression on your world.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Satisfy your urge for some stimulation and variety today. Get out of your velvet rut and seek adventure! Travel and explore new ideas because it will please you to see new places and meet new faces!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is the perfect day to sort through red-tape details about issues related to shared property, banking, taxes, debt and insurance. It’s easy to put this off and procrastinate; however, if you clear up some of this stuff – you’ll feel so pleased with yourself. (Pleasantly smug.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today it will be in your best interests to go more than halfway when dealing with close friends, partners and spouses. This does not require much; nevertheless, it’s the name of the game when the Moon is opposite your sign as it will be today and tomorrow.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

It will please you today if you feel that you are of service to someone or that you can help them if they need it because you like to be useful. This is also an excellent day to focus on your health and wellness, and possibly also deal with issues related to a pet.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a playful, fun-loving day! Set aside time to enjoy fun activities with children, movies, the theatre, sports events and relaxing diversions. Meet a friend for Happy Hour. Reach out to others and share some good times because this will boost your spirits.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today your focus is on home, family and your private life. Quite likely, you will have an important conversation with a female family member. You will also enjoy relaxing at home so that you can catch your breath.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Teresa Palmer (1986) shares your birthday today. You are insightful and positive thinking. You are also wise and have the ability to inspire others. This is a special year for you because your efforts from the past years will be acknowledged. Some of you will get public recognition. You might get kudos, awards, scholarships and certainly, praise. Bravo!

February 26, 2023 Moon Goddess Current Phase

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 was born.

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Crescent Phase. Best seen in the west after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. This is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. 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 February 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on February 26 has an illumination of 42%. 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 26 the Moon is 6.59 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 42%
Moon Age: 6.59 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 391,304.23 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,137,879.79 km

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.

Useful Moon Resources

February 26, 2023 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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For Your Local Time and Date

Northwestern Hemisphere For 1500 PST GMT 2300

This local time is in Los Angeles, California, USA

February 26, 2023
11:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Pisces 05
Moon:03 Gemini 46
Mercury:23 Aquarius 20
Venus:08 Aries 08
Mars:18 Gemini 18
Jupiter:11 Aries 25
Saturn:28 Aquarius 59
Uranus:15 Taurus 28
Neptune:24 Pisces 29
Pluto:29 Capricorn 26

True Lunar Node:05 Taurus 53
Mean Lunar Node:07 Taurus 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Leo 32

Chiron:13 Aries 45
Ceres:05 Libra 03 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 59
Juno:22 Aries 53
Vesta:08 Aries 20

Eris:24 Aries 07


Northern Hemisphere For 1500 CST GMT 2100

This local time is in Chicago, Illinois, USA

February 26, 2023
09:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Pisces 00
Moon:02 Gemini 43
Mercury:23 Aquarius 12
Venus:08 Aries 02
Mars:18 Gemini 16
Jupiter:11 Aries 24
Saturn:28 Aquarius 58
Uranus:15 Taurus 28
Neptune:24 Pisces 28
Pluto:29 Capricorn 26

True Lunar Node:05 Taurus 53
Mean Lunar Node:07 Taurus 12 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Leo 31

Chiron:13 Aries 44
Ceres:05 Libra 04 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 59
Juno:22 Aries 51
Vesta:08 Aries 18

Eris:24 Aries 06


Northeastern Hemisphere

This local time is in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

26 February 2023
02:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Pisces 42
Moon:29 Taurus 04
Mercury:22 Aquarius 44
Venus:07 Aries 41
Mars:18 Gemini 10
Jupiter:11 Aries 20
Saturn:28 Aquarius 56
Uranus:15 Taurus 27
Neptune:24 Pisces 28
Pluto:29 Capricorn 26

True Lunar Node:05 Taurus 53
Mean Lunar Node:07 Taurus 12 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Leo 30

Chiron:13 Aries 43
Ceres:05 Libra 07 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 57
Juno:22 Aries 41
Vesta:08 Aries 10

Eris:24 Aries 06


February 26 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1616 Roman Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in heliocentrism, which states the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun

1797 Bank of England issues first £1 note

1815 Napoleon Bonaparte and his supporters leave Elba to start a 100 day re-conquest of France

1885 Berlin Conference gives Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to Great Britain

1935 RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt

1991 Coalition planes bomb Iraqi forces retreating from Kuwait during the Gulf War, killing hundreds and creating the so-called ‘Highway of Death

2005 Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt, orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections, asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76

Today’s Historical Events

747 BC Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era

364 Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor

1266 Battle of Benevento fought in Southern Italy between Manfred of Sicily and army of Charles of Anjou

1401 English Catholic priest William Sawtrey convicted of heresy and later becomes 1st Lollard martyr to be publicly burnt at the stake

1534 Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht

1548 Ottoman fleet under Piri Reis retakes the port of Aden (modern Yemen) from the Portuguese

1590 Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda

1597 Cornelis de Houtman‘s Dutch fleet departs Bali and sets sail for the Netherlands

Today’s Historical Events in Flim and TV

1916 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

1920 German silent horror film classic “The Cabinet of Dr Caligari” starring Werner Krauss is released

1947 4th Golden Globes: “The Best Years of Our Lives”, Gregory Peck, & Rosalind Russell win

1953 10th Golden Globes: “The Greatest Show on Earth”, Gary Cooper, & Shirley Booth win

1955 Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green’s musical “Peter Pan”, starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 152 performances

1960 Vera Miles stars in”Mirror Image” episode of CBS anthology series “The Twilight Zone”

1966 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting

1975 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1869 Franz Schubert‘s Symphony number 4, “The Tragic”, premieres

1917 1st jazz records recorded – “Dixie Jazz Band One Step” and “Livery Stable Blues” by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company

1930 Play “Green Pastures” opens at Mansfield Theater

1950 Jerome Robbin’s ballet choreographed to Leonard Bernstein‘s “Age of Anxiety” premieres at the New York City Center Theater

1970 Carole Bayer (Sager) and George Fischoff’s musical “Georgy” opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances

1970 The Beatles release “Hey Jude” compilation album in US (originally to be titled “Beatles Again”)

1973 8th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Donna Fargo win

1975 “Night… Made America Famous” opens at Barrymore, NYC; runs for 75 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1839 1st Grand National steeplechase, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: Jem Mason wins aboard 5/1 favourite Lottery

1851 13th Grand National: Terry Abbott wins aboard Irish stallion Abd-El-Kader at 7/1; first dual winner and first to win back-to-back

1859 Paul Morphy‘s chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins

1887 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in test cricket, 8-35 at Sydney Cricket Ground

1918 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604

1930 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England

1935 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

1938 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)

“GOOD MORNING, WOTC!” Hope Everyone Is Having A Beautiful and Blessed Day! c. 2015



To be a witch is to love and be loved.
To be a witch is to know everything, and nothing at all.
To be a witch is to move amongst the stars while staying on earth.
To be a witch is to change the world around you, and yourself.
To be a witch is to share and give, while receiving all the while.
To be a witch is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.
To be a witch is to honor the gods, and yourself.
To be a witch is to be magick, not just perform it.
To be a witch is to be honorable, or nothing at all.
To be a witch is to accept others who are not.
To be a witch is to know what you feel is right and good.
To be a witch is to harm none.
To be a witch is to know the ways of old.
To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a witch is to follow the moon.
To be a witch is to be one with the gods.
To be a witch is to study and to learn.
To be a witch is to be the teacher and the student.
To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a witch is to live with the earth, not just on it.
To be a witch is to be truly free!