Spells – Dice in the Moon Divination c. 2012


Dice in the Moon Divination

You will need a large white piece of paper, a writing pen, and three dice.

On the piece of paper draw a circle, representing the moon. Lay the paper down on a flat surface, and before rolling the dice, determine what question you want to ask. Ask your favorite moon goddess such as Akupera (Hindu) or Diana (Roman) to bless the dice., then cast the dice into the circle and count up the total. Any dice falling outside the circle of moon must be recast. The following list gives each number’s divination meaning:

3     Good luck and good fortune

4     Disillusionment and disappointment

5     Someone will bring you happiness

6     Family and home issues

7     Beware of scandal and lies

8     Money matters and finances

9     Love is coming to you

10    Spiritual gains

11    Illness or injury

12    Secrecy and possible betrayal

13    Success will be yours

14    Helpful friends

15    Be cautious

16    Time for taking a journey

17    You will meet strangers with good advice

18    You will attain your goals

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Wednesday – Printable

Divination Journal


From Tarotx.net

Death – Major Arcana

Work: In a Tarot spread, Death often represents an important end to lead to great changes. Usually, the things you need to let go of are your beliefs and limitations. You may hate your job or be under pressure, but you do not want to quit because your income is stable. But eventually, you will be forced to sign the resignation form. Of course, this will lead you to “better things”, but why don’t you choose to leave yourself? You will be able to get good benefits from this.

Sentiments: If you are clinging to an unhappy relationship just because you do not want to lose the feeling of being familiar or you hate to be alone, then it is time to think about everything. You and your lover need a frank conversation. If things do not change, it is time to end. You are brave enough to leave the safety circle and find a much better relationship. But first, you have to face the problem and try to solve it. Do not bang your head against the wall for too long

Finance: You may have to sacrifice a bit to face the upcoming financial difficulties. Do not hesitate to ask for help if necessary. In addition, do not endure everything by yourself. If your money decreases dramatically, do not avoid that. You should identify the problems correctly and then resolve them slowly. Finally, you will gain more financial experience thanks to this lesson.

Health: Stress control is a way to maintain good health during this period. Let’s solve all physical problems and do not avoid them. You should get enough rest and do not poison yourself with alcohol. If you need to relax, you should pay attention to both the physical and mental aspects.



From The uneSite.com


Sound: “h”
Stands for: Hailstone
Casting meaning: Like a hailstone, the rune Hagl/Haal represents restrictions and restraints. But like a hailstone melting, Hagl/Haal allows for the transformation form something so restricting to something more fluid and easy going.

Witch’s Rune

From tarotingie.com


Traditional male characteristics. Action. Being a father. Protecting loved ones. Being a provider. Being empowered. Having confidence.

Druid Ogham

From DruidOgham.wordpress.com


Gifts, doorways, standing on the shoulders of giants, luck

Tree: Oak (Quercus spp.)

Letter: D

There isn’t a bad side to Duir, even when ill-dignified. Maybe it is because the mighty Oak is king of all trees and therefore king of the Ogham. Drawing Duir means that you will receive, are receiving, or have received a gift. The gift can come in unexpected forms — it could be as simple as a thought or it may be, in rarest of cases, an actual physical gift. Understanding Duir does take the prerequisite ability to appreciate gifts. The modern world is cursed with entire classes of people who take luxuries for granted and for whom gratitude is an untenable concept. Those people cannot be helped by any force other than glacial procession of time and the unimaginable powers that shape it.

Duir’s influence is like a good father or wise old grandpa: generous, kind, wise, full of knowledge and happy to share it, protective, and nurturing. He is a living library. He acts as a guide, creator, and ruler.

I Ching

From IChing.Online.net

Hexagram Twenty-Eight/28

Ta Kuo / Critical Mass

The Flood rises above the tallest Tree:
Amidst a rising tide of human folly, the Superior Person retires to higher ground, renouncing his world without looking back.

Any direction is better than where you now stand.


Several high-priority concerns demand immediate attention.
All are crucial.
None will be denied.
Yet some demand the denial of others.
Like two atoms seeking to occupy the same space, these irresistible forces and immovable objects threaten to ignite a cataclysm that could irreversibly alter your world.
This is no time for fatal heroics.
You are at Ground Point Zero.
Remove yourself from this situation without delay.
Find sanctuary.
Later you may deal with these concerns on your own terms, from a position of strength.



From WorldNumerology.com


Overly sensitive, intuitive, and vulnerable to criticism. It has emotional problems and can be unstable. It can show weakness and cowardice in the face of challenges but is also highly resilient and a survivor.

Angel Number

From angel-numbers.com

Two Hundred Twenty Two – 222

Angel number 222 is a sign for you to know that everything will be just alright. You have lots of unnecessary concerns lately and it’s time to put them away. Believe in yourself and believe in help coming from above. Ask Angels for help if you need to. They are here, ready to lend you a hand.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Today’s Animal Spirt Guide card comes from Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer


“Express yourself through rhythm and movement by drumming and dancing.”

Your first experience of life in a physical body was rhythm and movement: the vibrations of your mother’s heartbeat and her voice, the pulsing of her breathing, and the fluid movement of the placental sea the enveloped you. You would flow with the harmony — or disharmony — of her moods and movements. If you’ve ever tried drumming (or any percussion), dancing or the two together, you they touch something very deep  and ancient in us — something tribal, a deep chord of being where spirit and body coincide.

Rhythm and movement draw out sensual expression and merge with the sensuous world around you. By allowing yourself to surrender to the pulse of whatever rhythm is guiding you, you connect more completely to your body. When you engage in some form of rhythmic dance on a regular basis, you’ll feel more relaxed and in the flow of life. Doing so can re-create and tap into the sensations you felt in the womb, revisiting that place of no thought, where movement moves you effortlessly. So cut loose and enjoy yourself! You have nothing lose but everything to gain.

ASSOCIATIONS: Movement; Dancing; Drumming; Sacred Spiral; Completion; Fulfillment; Intuition; Enlightenment; Rhythm; Personal Power; Flow; Vision; Creativity; Healing


Goddesses – Don (Welsh – Celtic)

Don – Welsh Celtic Goddess of the Heavens, Air, Sea, and the Moon

Dôn was a Welsh mother goddess, the counterpart of the Irish Danu. She is the mother of Arianrhod, Gwydion, Gilfaethwy, Gofannon, Eufydd, Elestron and Amaethon. Llys Dôn (“The Court of Dôn”) is the traditional Welsh name for the constellation Cassiopeia.

She is the power of family and trust, and the powers of fertility that nourish the soil as well as the water of the earth. Don and her children represent all that is light, and battle darkness and evil. The Donwy River is named after her. In some refrences are so ancient she is sometimes known as a goddess and a god. She is all aspects of the triple goddess, maiden, mother and crone, She was also a ruler of the otherworld where the entrances were always in the burial mounds of the sidhe.

–~Attributes and Correspondences~–

Area of Influence:
Heavens, Air, Seas, Moon


Abode:Animals:Snakes, Fish, Mares, Seagull, Goats

Colours:Green, Silver, Blue, Black


Crystal:Onyx, Jet, Amber,H ag stones, Lead, Gold

Day:Direction:North, East, West

Element:Earth, Air, Water

Incense:Holly, Juniper, Yew, Myrrh, Cypress

Musical Instrument:Offerings:Planet:Cassiopeia

Plant/Tree:Comfrey, Elm, Ivy, Juniper, Apple trees


Tarot Card:The Empress

Time:Yule, Imbolc

Gods – Gwydion (Welsh – Celtic)

Gwydion (Celtic Welsh)

Gwydion fab Dôn is a magician, hero and trickster of Welsh mythology, appearing most prominently in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, which focuses largely on his relationship with his young nephew, Lleu Llaw Gyffes. He also appears prominently in the Welsh Triads, the Book of Taliesin and the Stanzas of the Graves.

The name Gwydion (which should more properly be spelled Gwyddien in Modern Welsh, as can be adduced from its Old Welsh form Guidgen; cognate with Old Irish Fidgen) may be interpreted as “Born of Trees”.[1]

War with the South
Gilfaethwy, nephew to the Venedotian king, Math fab Mathonwy, falls in love with his uncle’s virgin foot-holder, Goewin. His brother Gwydion conspires to start a war between the north and the south, so as give the brothers the opportunity to rape Goewin while Math is distracted. To this end, Gwydion employs his magic powers to steal a number of otherworldy pigs from the Demetian king, Pryderi, who retaliates by marching on Gwynedd. Meanwhile, Gwydion and Gilfaethwy attack and rape Goewin.

Pryderi and his men march north and fight a battle between Maenor Bennardd and Maenor Coed Alun, but are forced to retreat. He is pursued to Nant Call, where more of his men are slaughtered, and then to Dol Benmaen, where he suaffers a third defeat. To avoid further bloodshed, it is agreed that the outcome of the battle should be decided by single combat between Gwydion and Pryderi. The two contenders meet at a place called Y Velen Rhyd in Ardudwy, and “because of strength and valour and magic and enchantment”, Gwydion triumphs and Pryderi is killed. The men of Dyfed retreat back to their own land, lamenting over the death of their lord.

Birth of Lleu
When Math hears of the assault on Goewin, he turns his nephews into a series of mated pairs of animals: Gwydion becomes a stag for a year, then a sow and finally a wolf. Gilfaethwy becomes a hind deer, a boar and a she-wolf. Each year they produce an offspring which is sent to Math: Hyddwn, Hychddwn and Bleiddwn. After three years, Math releases his nephews from their punishment and begins the search for a new foot-holder. Gwydion suggests his sister Arianrhod, who is magically tested for virginity by Math. During the test, she gives birth to a “sturdy boy with thick yellow hair” whom Math names Dylan and who takes on the nature of the seas until his death at his uncle Gofannon’s hands.

Ashamed, Arianrhod runs to the door, but on her way out something small drops from her, which Gwydion wraps up and places in a chest at the foot of his bed. Some time later, he hears screams from within the chest, and opens it to discover a baby boy. Some scholars have suggested that in an earlier form of the Fourth Branch, Gwydion was the father of Arianrhod’s sons.[2]

The tynghedau of Arianrhod
Some years later, Gwydion accompanies the boy to Caer Arianrhod, and presents him to his mother. The furious Arianrhod, shamed by this reminder of her loss of virginity, places a tynged on the boy: that only she could give him a name. Gwydion however tricks his sister by disguising himself and the boy as cobblers and luring Arianrhod into going to them in person in order to have some shoes made for her. The boy throws a stone and strikes a wren “between the tendon and the bone of its leg”, causing Arianrhod to make the remark “it is with a skillful hand that the fair-haired one has hit it “. At that Gwydion reveals himself, saying Lleu Llaw Gyffes; “the fair-haired one with the skillful hand,” is his name now”. Furious at this trickery, Arianrhod places another tynged on Lleu: he shall receive arms from no one but Arianrhod herself. Gwydion tricks his sister once again, and she unwittingly arms Lleu herself, leading to her placing a third tynged on him: that he shall never have a human wife.

So as to counteract Arianrhod’s curse, Math and Gwydion:
“ [take] the flowers of the oak, and the flowers of the broom, and the flowers of the meadowsweet, and from those they conjured up the fairest and most beautiful maiden anyone had ever seen. And they baptized her in the way that they did at that time, and named her Blodeuwedd. ”
Lleu’s death and resurrection
Blodeuwedd has an affair with Gronw Pebr, the lord of Penllyn, and the two conspire to murder Lleu. Blodeuwedd tricks Lleu into revealing how he may be killed, since he can not be killed during the day or night, nor indoors or outdoors, neither riding nor walking, not clothed and not naked, nor by any weapon lawfully made. He reveals to her that he can only be killed at dusk, wrapped in a net with one foot on a cauldron and one on a goat and with a spear forged for a year during the hours when everyone is at mass. With this information she arranges his death.

Struck by the spear thrown by Gronw’s hand, Lleu transforms into an eagle and flies away. Gwydion tracks him down and finds him perched high on an oak tree. Through the singing of an englyn (known as englyn Gwydion) he lures him down from the oak tree and switches him back to his human form. Gwydion and Math nurse Lleu back to health before reclaiming his lands from Gronw and Blodeuwedd. In the face-off between Lleu and Gronw, Gronw asks if he may place a large stone between himself and Lleu’s spear. Lleu allows him to do so, then throws his spear which pierces both the stone and Gronw, killing him. Gwydion corners Blodeuwedd and turns her into an owl, the creature hated by all other birds. The tale ends with Lleu ascending to the throne of Gwynedd.

The Battle of the Trees
A large tradition seems to have once surrounded the Battle of the Trees, a mythological conflict fought between the sons of Dôn and the forces of Annwn, the Welsh Otherworld. Amaethon, Gwydion’s brother, steals a white roebuck and a whelp from Arawn, king of the otherworld, leading to a great battle.

Gwydion fights alongside his brother and, assisted by Lleu, enchants the “elementary trees and sedges” to rise up as warriors against Arawn’s forces. The alder leads the attack, while the aspen falls in battle, and heaven and earth tremble before the oak, a “valiant door keeper against the enemy”. The bluebells combine and cause a “consternation” but the hero is the holly, tinted with green.

A warrior fighting alongside Arawn cannot be vanquished unless his enemies can guess his name. Gwydion guesses the warrior’s name, identifying him from the sprigs of alder on his shield, and sings two englyns:

“Sure-hoofed is my steed impelled by the spur;
The high sprigs of alder are on thy shield;
Bran art thou called, of the glittering branches.”

Sure-hoofed is my steed in the day of battle:
The high sprigs of alder are on thy hand:
Bran by the branch thou bearest
Has Amathaon the good prevailed.”

Other traditions
Caer Gwydion, the castle of Gwydion, was the traditional Welsh name for the Milky Way.

In the 10th century, Old Welsh “Harleian” genealogies (Harleian MS 3859), mention is made of Lou Hen (“Lou the old”) map Guidgen, who most scholars identify with Lleu and Gwydion (who is implied to be Lleu’s father in the Mabinogi of Math, though this relationship isn’t explicitly stated). In the genealogy they are made direct descendants Caratauc son of Cinbelin son of Teuhant (recte Tehuant), who are to be identified with the historical Catuuellaunian leaders Caratacus, Cunobelinus and Tasciovanus.

A number of references to Gwydion can be found in early Welsh poetry. The poem Prif Gyuarch Taliessin asks “Lleu and Gwydion / Will they perform magics?”, while in the same corpus, the poem Kadeir Cerridwen relates many familiar traditions concerning Gwydion, including his creating of a woman out of flowers and his bringing of the pigs from the south. This poem also refers to a lost tradition concerning a battle between Gwydion and an unknown enemy at the Nant Ffrangon. Another Taliesin poem, Echrys Ynys refers to Gwynedd as the “Land of Gwydion” while in the Ystoria Taliesin, the legendary bard claims to have been present at Gwydion’s birth “before the court of Don”.

The Welsh Triads name Gwydion as one of the “Three Golden Shoemakers of the Island of Britain” alongside Manawydan fab Llyr and Caswallawn fab Beli, and records that Math taught him one of the “Three Great Enchantments”. The Stanzas of the Graves record that he was buried at Dinas Dinlle, the city of Lleu.

A reference to Gwydion is also made in the Dialogue of Taliesin and Ugnach, a dialogue-poem found in the Black Book of Carmarthen. Within the narrative, the character of Taliesin states:

“When I return from Caer Seon
From contending with Jews
I will come to the city of Lleu and Gwydion.”

From: Wiki

The warrior god. Gwydyon was the god of magic, poetry and music.

Gwydyon was the son of Don and Beli. Gwydyon was the son of Amathon, Aranrhod, Gilvaethwy, Govannon, and Nudd. Gwydyon adopted the children of his sister Aranrhod: Dylan and Lleu.

Gwydyon served as the chief adviser of his uncle Math, king of Gwynedd, in northern Wales. He killed Pryderi in single combat over some pigs.

Gwydyon helped Lleu overcome the curses or taboos set by Lleu’s mother (Aranrhod), and rescued his nephew when he was transformed into an eagle.

From: Gwydyon

Gwydion, one of the nephews of Math ap Mathonwy, and brother of Arianrhod. He contrived Gilfaethwy’s rape of the maiden Goewin, Math’s foot holder. He did this by starting a war with Pryderi of Dyfed, stealing his pigs, and thus taking Math away on campaign. But he and Gilfaethwy doubled back and Gwydion forced the other women to leave Goewin with Gilfaethwy, who raped her. When she confessed this to Math, he levied as punishment on his nephews that they spent three years as animals, Gwydion as a stag, a wild sow, and a wolf, breeding each year with his brother Gilfaethwy who was hind, boar, and she-wolf. They produced three offspring, whom Math made human and raised at his court. Afterward, they were restored to the court. Gwydion raised Arianrhod’s virgin-born son Llew Llaw Gyffes, winning for him his name and arms by tricking his mother, and created a woman out of flowers to marry him. After that woman, Blodeuwedd, betrayed Llew to his death, Gwydion restored him to life and turned her into an owl.

From: here

Gwydion fab Dôn is a Cymric (Welsh) god known from the Mabinogi of Math mab Mathonwy and the Welsh Triads. He ranks amongst the foremost and most important of the Cymric gods. He is the arch mage, god of magic and wisdom.


Gwydion is the elder members of the Plant Dô and also the senior member of the primary triad of deities, Gwydion, Gofannon (great smith) and Amaethon (great husbander) that mark their mother Dôn as a ‘Great Mother’ archetype.

Gwydion is primarily known from the fourth branch of the Mabinogi, the tale of Math mab Mathonwy. Gwydion starts out as the foil of this tale, before emerging as its hero. He starts a war with Pryderi of Dyfed and steals the swine of Annwfn by exchanging them for gifts of steeds and greyhounds he has engendered from mushrooms. All of which is done so that his uncle Math mab Mathonwy goes to war, allowing Gwydion to aid his brother Gilfaethwy.html in raping Math’s foot-holder, Goewin. During the ensuing war Gwydion kills Pryderi and secures the magical swine of Annwfn for Math. As punishment for the rape of Goewin (whom Math marries) Gwydion and Gilfaethwy.html are turned successively into male and female deer, swine and wolves to spend a year in each form and to bear sons one upon the other. This punishment concluded and the rift between Gwydion and Math is healed.


Gwydion is the archetypal great mage; able to create animals from mushrooms, leather and boats from seaweed, a woman from flowers and able to create the illusion of an invading fleet almost at will. He is great in knowledge (which is also the literal meaning of his name). Indeed, Gwydion could be considered as the deified personification of a druid. Indeed, the Cymric form of druid, Derwydd contains the same same component Gwydd (meaning knowledge) that is also found in Gwydion’s name.

For the full article: Celtnet

Also see:
Mary Jones Celtic Encyclopedia entry

Some of Corresponding Colors for Use in all Aspects of Witchcraft for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday



Deep Blue,




Royal Blue,

Rich Royal Colors










Light Blue




Dark Purple,






Dark Shades


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Pokeberry Plant

Leaves of a Pokeberry plant

Fruit of a Pokeberry Plant

How to Identify and Get Rid of Pokeweed

Pokeweed is considered an invasive species when growing outside of the eastern half of North America, to which it is native. It is an easy plant to identify, especially when its berries ripen to their characteristic purple color in late summer. Even earlier in the season, its immense size compared to other perennial weeds is helpful in identification. If you do not have concerns about its invasiveness, it may still be wise to remove pokeweed if children or pets will be in the yard: It is toxic to both of them.1


The berries, leaves, and roots of pokeweed are all toxic. Although the young leaves have traditionally been cooked and eaten (thus the common name, “pokesalad”), only the experienced should try this; leaves not properly prepared are toxic. In addition to being toxic to humans, pokeweed is also toxic to pets.23

While pokeweed does die back to ground level every winter, it is a difficult weed to get rid of. Winter kills off only the above-ground growth. The plant remains viable at root level and comes back every spring. Find out what you have to do to remove pokeweed successfully.

Common Names Pokeweed, common poke, pokesalad (poke sallet), pokeberry, American pokeweed, inkberry, pigeonberry, scoke
Botanical Name Phytolacca americana
Plant Type Herbaceous perennial (considered a shrub by some because of its size)
Mature Size 2 to 10 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide
Soil type Prefers a moist, fertile loam
Bloom Time Early summer
Flower color Greenish-white
Hardiness Zones 4 to 8 (United States)
Native Area Eastern North America from Ontario to Florida, midwestern United States

Pokeweed Invasiveness


Pokeweed is currently on the invasive species list of only one state (California)4, but its presence has been reported in other western U.S. states. It can be considered potentially invasive throughout much of the western United States, especially the Pacific Northwest, where the moist climate is conducive to the spread of the plant. It is also listed as an invasive plant in Japan.5

Pokeweed is most closely associated with the American southeast but occurs as a native throughout the eastern half of North America (including the Midwest). It can also be found outside of its native range on the West Coast and in Arizona and New Mexico. Its range cuts across a number of USDA hardiness zones (from 3 to 10).1

While pokeweed thrives in fertile soil that remains evenly moist, it is tolerant of a wide range of conditions. It survives in full sun or partial sun and soil of average fertility; it even tolerates some drought. The main thing it needs is good drainage. Because of its flexibility, it can be found not only in the wild, but also in people’s backyards. It occurs in fields and pastures, but also in open woods and thickets. It will grow almost anywhere the ground has been disturbed, including along roads.

Pokeweed displaces native species when it grows outside its native range — the very definition of invasive. Pokeweed spreads by seed. It spreads quickly by seed due to the impact of wild birds feeding on it. Birds, immune to the toxin in pokeweed, eat the berries and spread the seed as it passes through their systems.

Avoid planting pokeweed in your yard (and do not allow pokeweed that has spread on its own to your property to remain) if children will be playing in your yard and/or dogs or cats will be let loose on your property. The toxicity of the plant makes it potentially undesirable even in cases where invasiveness is not an issue.1

What Does Pokeweed Look Like?

Except for its racemes of ripened berries, which dangle down toward the ground, pokeweed has an upright habit. These racemes can be quite large (up to 8 inches long). The berries start out green but mature to a striking dark purple. Pokeweed stands taller than most weeds, at 2 to 10 feet. When all of these characteristics are taken together, they make for a showy plant.

Pokeweed’s height is usually greater than its width. It has numerous stems. These stems are smooth, thick, and mature to a purplish color. The green, egg-shaped leaves are alternate, simple, have entire leaf margins, and emit a foul odor if bruised. The unremarkable flowers are greenish-white and begin blooming in early summer.

Closeup showing pokeweed flowers starting out as white
The Spruce / Evgeniya Vlasova
Pokeweed with dark purple berries


Pokeweed plant with purplish stems.


Closeup of dark purple pokeweed berries


Young pokeweed plant.

How to Get Rid of Pokeweed

Pokeweed is deceptively tenacious because of its herbaceous nature. What we do not realize is the reservoir of strength it holds underground. It has a thick, large taproot from which it emerges each spring. Because of this taproot, hand-pulling is not an effective method of removal: The part of the plant that you are pulling tends to break off from the taproot, from which re-sprouting will occur. If you still wish to stick with manual removal, dig the plant out (roots and all) with a shovel.

Digging the plant out will be the preferred method for those who are in good health and who garden organically. But some people do not mind using chemical herbicides. Others may not be in good enough health for digging (especially if the weed is growing in rocky and/or compacted soil). If you fall into either of these camps, you may prefer to remove pokeweed by using a weed killer.

It is easy to get rid of pokeweed permanently by spraying the leaves with a glyphosate-based solution. It is not a solution without issues, though. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide. That means it harms almost all vegetation that it comes into contact with. Be careful not to get any on the plants that you want to keep.

Possible health issues regarding the use of glyphosate6 make it imperative that you protect yourself while spraying by wearing gloves, goggles, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, etc.

Timing is important. Do not spray glyphosate solutions on a windy day: You want to be able to hit your target (the leaves) and nothing else. Spray pokeweed when it is actively growing (summer or early fall). Avoid spraying when rain is in the forecast, since the rain would wash the herbicide off the leaves prematurely. Glyphosate works best when vegetation has been coated with it and then strong sunshine strikes that vegetation for several hours.

You may have to spray the pokeweed more than once to remove it permanently.

Hello WoTC Family and Friends and Good Whatever Time You Read This

Back after my day off and all set to get posting again.

We have had cool temperatures yesterday and this morning which I took advantage of to work in our yard. To my surprise, with a huge thank you to my right-hand witch Graphia for inspiring me to find out about plants and trees growing in our yard, I found out I have some interesting herbs and other things growing. I had cut or mowed over most things that just looked like weeds or over growth of obnoxious trees/plants last year. This year I took the time when weeding everywhere to take a picture of things that I might want to leave growing. I used my cell/mobile phone to take pictures of leaves and the whole whatever I wants to look up than used the share and search for Google to find out if they are keepers or just regular weeds.

I did unfortunately find two Pokeberry plants growing. Google came back with they are highly poisonous and should not be touched without gloves as touching the plant in anyway can lead to the, I guess, juice from the plant entering into a person’s blood stream causing all kind of nasty things to happen. So, these plants will be destroyed tomorrow morning when I finish weeding by the back fence. I would hate for any of the wildlife or our fur kids rubbing up against it and have a bad or even mild adverse effect. Before I start on today’s regular posts for tomorrow I am doing one on this dangerous weed/plant with pictures of it.

I wish you all a good morning/afternoon/evening to have some time to relax and enjoy the out of doors.

May 16, 2023 Daily Horoscopes

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This is going to be a romantic and entertaining day for most natives. Even those whom are single or are on the verge of a break up will have some fun this day.

You should seek ways in which to enlarge your views, from signing up for a course or getting in touch with people that could help you. You might feel that things are not going great at work but this is just a temporary situation.


This day will probably bring you a few reasons to rejoice. It might not be anything of greater importance but sure will make your day. It might even give you the chance to gather your friends and go celebrate.

For those natives with children around, expect for the little ones to pleasantly surprise you today. Overall a good day if you pay attention to do things you really enjoy doing.


Today you might not be on the taste of those around you because of all this sudden seriousness of yours. You are behaving almost like work obsessed and you put pressure on everyone around.

Maybe it’s not that necessary to be all grumpy and critic today. The word of advice is to observe the holiday and to try to be reasonable with those around you.


Things are going to get heated today, romantically speaking. Be it that your mind is nowhere at work or that you are able to dedicate the whole day to dreaming with your eyes open, be sure you will probably have one person in mind for the whole day.

Those natives whom are already committed might be faced with an extra conjugal dilemma and they should resist to that temptation because it won’t bring any good.


Today will make itself remarked by its financial auspices. Be it that you are receiving a pay check as reward to your efforts or that you are taking action in a personal endeavor that is set to bring you quite some money.

However, you should think everything through and not be overly hopeful or count on money you don’t yet have as long as the deals are not closed.


Today you might experience some quite contradictory feelings.

On one hand you are quite in a good mood and feeling able to relax and take everything just the way it comes, on the other hand your mind cannot stop stressing about work and all kinds of responsibilities and giving you a hard time whenever you try to take a break or time for yourself.


The statement of the day seems to revolve around the need of you making yourself fully understood by those around you. Maybe you feel like you’ve lost your authority at work or in front of your family.

Not talking about these feelings and letting them to boil up will eventually result in you bursting open in the most inappropriate of times so avoid unnecessary drama.


This is going to be quite a busy day in terms of work and your general professional development. Be it that you get the chance to work with someone that inspires you or that you change teams and find yourself in some sort of difficulty.

Be diplomatic and try to adapt because the following month will depend on the behavior you are having these days.


This day will probably show you what a great moment it is for you to take a holiday. Those who are still working will be mostly affected by this disposition towards dreaming and continuous lack of concentration.

However, it might actually be a great occasion for you to have a time out and relax, recharge your batteries before the following week.


This announces to be a romantic day for you, be it that you are in a relationship or you are one of those singles not looking for love at all.

Even those natives that have turned their backs to love will get their share from the arrow of Cupid as it seems that everyone will be somewhat energized by a romantic vibe making them feel all attractive and charming.


This is going to be quite an agitated day for you, especially in your love life. Some sort of event, be it planned or unexpected will leave you all smiling and with enough reasons to rejoice for the whole day.

You should also get in contact with everyone you need to because communication will be positively influence and you will get everything right on time.


Today you might feel like you are on your own in an important battle and like everyone is trying to escape responsibilities. Maybe it’s just your feeling or maybe people are actually avoiding you.

Most likely it’s because of you getting involved in something that is way bigger than yourself. You might also be faced with some consequences to things you’ve done some time ago.

May 16, 2023 Birthday Horoscope

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

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As a Taurus born on May 16th, you have an altruistic but pragmatic personality. You enjoy helping others but also want to make an impact on their lives and teach them something.

This is why you tend to read a lot and be as knowledgeable as possible. You are a loyal lover and deep inside you have always dreamed of a big family. Prepare to read an exceptional horoscope profile below.

 The zodiac sign for May 16 is Taurus.

 Astrological symbol: Bull. This zodiac symbol is considered to influence those born April 20 – May 20, under the Taurus zodiac sign. It is representative for willful individuals with a lot of stamina and confidence.

 The Taurus Constellation is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac and lies between Aries to the West and Gemini to the East. The brightest star is called Aldebaran. This constellation is spread on an area of 797 square degrees and covering visible latitudes between +90° and -65°.

 The Bull is named from the Latin Taurus, the zodiac sign for May 16. In Italy it is named Toro while the Spanish call it Tauro.

 Opposite sign: Scorpio. It is considered that partnerships of any kind between the Taurus and Scorpio sun sign people are the best in the zodiac and highlight mystery and resourcefulness.

 Modality: Fixed. The modality suggests the honest nature of those born on May 16 and their efficacy and generosity in most life situations.

 Ruling house: The second house. This house rules over all material and non material possessions that are important for an individual and seems to influence Taurians in being so attached and indulging.

 Ruling body: Venus. This planet is said to govern over maturity and perceptiveness and also reflects the determination inheritance. The Venus glyph is the upright symbol of Mars, opposing its masculine energy.

 Element: Earth. This element symbolizes organization and practicality and is considered to rule over confident and polite people connected to May 16 zodiac. Earth also gets new meanings in association with the other elements, modeling things with water and fire and incorporating air.

 Lucky day: Friday. Ruled by Venus this day symbolizes relationships and creativity and seems to have the same joyful flow as the lives of Taurus individuals.

 Lucky numbers: 7, 9, 13, 19, 26.

 Motto: “I own!”

More information

 People born on May 16 have a malleable frame of mind and they are usually tender, tranquil, unless they are provoked, just like most of us would. They are to be found surrounded by many material holdings and enjoy spending time with their plenty mates. They also seek to spend time in a distinctive companionship, mostly by potent and imperious people. They try to stay as far as possible from weaknesses and everything that has the slightest bit of air for transformation. They are accommodating and accepting most times.

 Positive traits: Imagine a person who is down to earth, loyal and has a sensible approach to all life matters. This is what describes the affectionate Taurus born on this day. Taurus people are known to be dependable and to be those people who finish what they start no matter how many hardships they encounter on their way. Those born under this sign are also hard working and trustworthy individuals.

 Negative traits: These natives are prejudiced and indulgent when it comes to their own interests and those of other people. They are materialistic and possessive and should be more careful to the price they put to objects because this can sometimes affect their relationships with real people. They should try and embrace change better because they often seem stuck when something out of the ordinary happens to them.

Love and Compatibility

 Lovers born on May 16 are passionate and committed. They are rather affectionate and stable rather than adventurous and they prefer to settle for a serious relationship rather than date many people. They are attracted to creative and fun people whom can keep their interest alive and with whom they can spoil and protect. You can conquer the heart of Taurus if you are all eyes on them but also maintain your individuality and degree of independence. This single native is not making a drama out of his single status but even enjoys time alone and enters a relationship only when is prepared to.

 They’re a gentle and reserved lover that would rather suffer from unrequited love than fight to win the heart of the one they love. Their relationships are likely to grow on friendships as they need time to know the person that stays beside them. Despite the fact that they are friendly and a generally happy person it is quite difficult for them to settle for someone, probably because they are expecting things to happen instead of making them happen. They are most compatible with those born on 1st, 2nd, 10th, 11th, 19th, 20th, 28th and 29th.

 May 16 Zodiac people are most attracted to the other earth signs: Virgo and Capricorn as they tend to share the same vision of life. In love, Taurus is permanently seeking for an unpredictable companion who can keep his interest alive and the best to offer them this is the native born under Scorpio. The lover in Taurus is said to be least compatible with Aries. As for the rest of partnerships between the other star signs and Taurus, you know what they say, stars predispose but people dispose.

Lucky color

Green is the representative color for those born under the May 16.

Green is a hue that indicates growth and fertility. Grass green is believed to be the most restful color. This hue is placed in great harmony with the moments of calm and shyness of Taurus. The zodiac color should be used in items of clothing or objects in the house.

People having green as sign color are balanced, friendly and down to earth nurturers by choice. Gentle and calm this kind of people tend to handle everything with great care and attention.

Other colors indicated for Taurus are pink, yellow and most earth tones.

Representative birthstone

The lucky Taurus birthstone for those born under the May 16 is represented by Emerald.

Emerald suggests rebirth, regeneration and is in a strong relation with the goddess of life. The zodiac birthstone could be used in accessories and jewelry items.

This precious material is known to open up the channels of communication and creativity. It can also boost self esteem and faith for the wearer. Colombia, Brazil and Zambia are places where Emeralds can be found.

Another gemstone considered lucky for Taurus natives is Lapis Lazuli. It is the symbol of wisdom and sincerity.

Characteristic flower

Poppy is the flower of preference for Taurus natives, especially those born under the May 16.

Poppy is a known symbol of elegance and grace of the movement. This zodiac flower could be used in gifts and accessories.

Poppy is also associated with Remembrance Day, the commemoration of the sacrifices made in past wars. This flower can be enjoyed during late spring for about two weeks.

Other flowers representative for Taurus are Violets and Lilies.

Symbolic metal

The metal for Taurus natives born with the May 16 is Copper.

This is a metal that symbolizes spontaneity and a helping nature. This zodiac metal should be used in all kinds of jewelry items that are to be worn frequently.

Copper reveals a youthful and nurturing nature. One of the first materials discovered by mankind, this metal is said to bring prosperity and influence romantic affairs.

Another metal considered beneficial for Taurus natives is Steel.


 May 16 Zodiac belongs to the third decan of TAURUS (May 11-May 20). This decan is influenced by the planet Saturn. Those born under this influence combine the connections and ambitions of Taurus with the financial wisdom of Saturn. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of Taurus zodiac sign with a great accent on the negative ones.

 Being born on the 16th day of the month shows intuition, curiosity, attention and stubbornness. The numerology for May 16 is 7. This number reveals thoughtfulness, consciousness and high spiritual values. In association with number seven, Taurus becomes reliable, trustworthy and shows great moral values.

 May is the fifth month of the year, bringing great opportunities for starting courageous endeavors. Those born in May are imaginative and understanding. May 16 Zodiac people are motivated and enterprising. May symbols that resonate with these people are the Emerald and Aquamarine as gemstones, the Lilly of the Valley as plant and the roman goddess of spring.

What statistics say

 In a year in the Gregorian Calendar, May 16 is the 136th day or the 137th day in case of leap years and until the end of the year there are left 229 days. The seventy seventh day of spring, this is also the National Day, declared by Salva Kiir Mayardit as observed in South Sudan.

 Taurus is said to be the seventh most commonly met zodiac sign in the birth occurrence. As a sign of negative polarity, with balanced energy, this is also of feminine symbolism and an even numbered sign. This is defining for introvert natives who are inward-looking and secretive. The Creator is an archetype used when referring to this sign. Less engaged with physical activities, spring birthday people are said not to be so fit.

 Famous people born on May 16 under the Taurus zodiac sign: Liberace, Megan Fox, Henry Fonda, Pierce Brosnan, Janet Jackson and Tori Spelling.

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May 16 birthday horoscope predicts that you are gifted, talented and musically inclined. More so than the other bulls under your zodiac sign, you can make a go out of being in the entertainment industry. If you would focus, you could be well-known for what you do. You need to concentrate on one job at a time.

This May 16 birthday personality is lively, yet to some extent unfriendly. However, it is hard to resist your charismatic nature. You are a fascinating Taurus. One reason is your outlook on life. You dance to your beat.

Your views do not always match with others, and therefore, you are likely to end up in regular debates with associations. This is good, as this Taurus birthday likes the challenge. You are intuitively reliable.

The May 16 zodiac horoscope predicts that you have special or divine gifts. People are drawn to you. You are naturally soft-hearted, caring individuals. You show how you feel instead of just saying it.

But remember, that this romance could be casual as this Taurean is not in a hurry to commit to anyone. Those born on this birthday, May 16, refuse to give up their independence. They will not take anything lying down.

For those of you desiring to be with this Taurus, you should complete his or her circle by being appreciative, understanding and respectful. They also reject the idea of an argument.

Although the May 16 zodiac birthday individuals do not always make the right relationship decisions, they prefer a compatible relationship that is complementary with their feelings. They may fall in love a lot, yet they are always optimistic about the next love affair.

The May 16th birthday astrology analysis predicts that you like attention. You love the spotlight, and while you are worthy of the award for the best performing artist, you can be clueless when it comes to balancing your pocketbook. Everything is about the here and now with this Taurus.

From time to time, the May 16th birthday personality may find it hard to be as cautious as needed. Because of who you are, you can become financially independent. Wealthy, indeed. The best advice anyone can give those born today on this birthday is to hire a trustworthy firm to handle your money.

With this zodiac characteristics, finding an acceptable career should be easy. Taureans may find their favorite thing to do and match it with a career. Bam! Now, you have a profitable profession that you enjoy doing. You will perhaps need guidance when it comes to marketing yourself as you have trouble tooting your own horn. Do not be shy, Taurus. When you got it, you got it!

The May 16 birthday meanings show that these Taureans should be attentive to their diets. Certain foods are high in calories and you Taurus, are very bad at maintaining your weight. Some of us have to work at looking great and feeling jovial. Those of you born on today on May 16 are no different.

It would be beneficial to your health if you even walked a mile every other day. Before you know it, you will walk even further especially if you have the right company to tag along. Typically, you should not be so lazy, Taurus after working hours.

The May 16 horoscope analysis suggests that you are crafty individuals. You are open, attractive and personable Bulls. However, those born on this day can be serious-minded and meticulous about certain situations.

As the May 16 birthday zodiac sign is Taurus, you are likely to be overly sensitive at times but remain optimistic. Nevertheless, sometimes you can also be a little too serious and touchy. You can also be vague and standoffish. Those with a May 16 birthday should take better care of your health. A little exercise goes a long way.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 16

Pierce Brosnan, Megan Fox, Janet Jackson, Joseph Morgan, Tori Spelling, Ralph Edward Tresvant, Jr., Debra Winger

See: Famous Celebrities Born On May 16

This Day That Year – May 16 In History

1792 – Slave trade eradicated in Denmark.
1866 – Hires (Charles Elmer Hires) root beer formulated.
1903 – George Wymann begins first motorcycle journey around the world.
1938 – Atlanta hotel fire kills 38 people.

May 16 Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 16 Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

May 16 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus which symbolizes the things that make you happy and your creative personality.

May 16 Birthday Symbols

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign

May 16 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Tower. This card signifies that you will come to know something that can change your life. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Pentacles and King of Swords.

May 16 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This relationship will be stable, grounded and peaceful.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This relationship will have too many problems of adjustment.

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May 16 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands creativity, high energy, and expression of thoughts.
Number 7 – This number symbolizes your interest in research, science, analysis and technical issues.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For May 16 Birthday

Lilac: This is a color that represents calmness, stability, spirituality, and magic.
Green: This color stands for happiness, renewal, growth, and loyalty.

Lucky Days For May 16 Birthday

Friday – This weekday ruled by Venus is symbolic of sharing in a relationship, investing money for the future and following your creative pursuits.
Monday – Planet Moon rules this weekday. It shows the need to think about your past and learn from your mistakes when dealing with people’s feelings.

May 16 Birthstone Emerald

Emerald gemstone has healing properties and helps improve love and faithfulness in relationships.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 16th

An exclusive overcoat for the Taurus man and a black evening gown for the woman. The May 16 birthday personality will love gifts that are related to healing and well-being.

May 16, 2023 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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Northwestern Hemisphere

This local time is in Los Angeles, California, USA

May 16, 2023
11:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Taurus 49
Moon:22 Aries 24
Mercury:05 Taurus 59
Venus:10 Cancer 08
Mars:27 Cancer 54
Jupiter:00 Taurus 03
Saturn:06 Pisces 24
Uranus:19 Taurus 21
Neptune:27 Pisces 09
Pluto:00 Aquarius 19 Rx

True Lunar Node:04 Taurus 00
Mean Lunar Node:03 Taurus 00 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):14 Leo 23

Chiron:18 Aries 09
Ceres:24 Virgo 10
Pallas:05 Leo 54
Juno:08 Gemini 42
Vesta:14 Taurus 03

Eris:24 Aries 55


Northern Hemisphere

This local time is in Chicago, Illinois, USA

May 16, 2023
09:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Taurus 44
Moon:21 Aries 16
Mercury:05 Taurus 58
Venus:10 Cancer 02
Mars:27 Cancer 51
Jupiter:00 Taurus 02
Saturn:06 Pisces 23
Uranus:19 Taurus 21
Neptune:27 Pisces 09
Pluto:00 Aquarius 19 Rx

True Lunar Node:04 Taurus 00
Mean Lunar Node:03 Taurus 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):14 Leo 23

Chiron:18 Aries 08
Ceres:24 Virgo 09
Pallas:05 Leo 52
Juno:08 Gemini 39
Vesta:14 Taurus 01

Eris:24 Aries 55


Northeastern Hemisphere

This local time is in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

16 May 2023
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Taurus 27
Moon:17 Aries 17
Mercury:05 Taurus 56
Venus:09 Cancer 44
Mars:27 Cancer 41
Jupiter:29 Aries 58
Saturn:06 Pisces 22
Uranus:19 Taurus 20
Neptune:27 Pisces 09
Pluto:00 Aquarius 19 Rx

True Lunar Node:03 Taurus 59
Mean Lunar Node:03 Taurus 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):14 Leo 21

Chiron:18 Aries 08
Ceres:24 Virgo 08
Pallas:05 Leo 45
Juno:08 Gemini 29
Vesta:13 Taurus 53

Eris:24 Aries 54


May 16, 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 Waning Crescent phase. This phase is best viewed just before the sunrise in the western sky. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Visit the May 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on May 15 has an illumination of 19%. 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 May 15 the Moon is 25.24 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: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 19%
Moon Age: 25.24 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 369,680.84 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,242,299.94 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.

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