Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Drawn By Lady Carla Beltane definition from tarotx.net

5 of Swords – Minor Arcana


Upright keywords: Confusion, deception, falsehood, learn to laugh at yourself and keep moving forward.

Reversed keywords: Humiliation, grudge, conflict with authoritarian people.


On the Five of Swords Witches Tarot, we can see five swords spreading out in the beautiful clear light blue sky. The pearly white clouds are illuminated. Just below the five sword points gathered, there is a splendid iridescent dragonfly which is a symbol of the elemental air, the world of fairies, and illusions. The five fairies hovered happily around the swords, not worrying about the sharp blade and any danger. But what do you think is the most dangerous aspect of this card, the sharp edges of the sword or the trickery of the fairies?

The Five of Swords Witches Tarot shows that your pride has been hurt, but not fatal. You may feel confused at the moment, but most of what you find humiliating is an illusion. Dragonflies represent the need to gain fresh perspectives and create change. The fairies encourage you to learn to laugh at yourself a little to see through other people’s tricks and to keep moving forward.




Ing, The Earth God

Male fertility, gestation, internal growth. Common virtues, common sense, simple strengths, family love, caring, human warmth, the home. Rest stage, a time of relief, of no anxiety. A time when all loose strings are tied, and you are free to move in a new direction. Listen to yourself.

Witches Rune


Movement, Communications and information. Travel of all kinds. Social media. Networking. News. Word of mouth.





Sensuality, burgeoning passion, sex, attraction, warning of hidden thorns,. Little honey scented yellow flowers bloom among the thorns all year long.

I Ching

Hexagram Forty – One/41

We live in materialist times, but there is no disgrace in letting go of some of your assets; this can be part of an investment in future gain.


From worldnumerology.com


MASTER NUMBER 11: The Master Intuitive

The 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers. It represents illumination; a channel to the subconscious; insight without rational thought; and sensitivity, nervous energy, shyness, and impracticality. It is a dreamer.

The Master number 11 has all the aspects of the 2, but is considerably enhanced and charged with charisma, leadership, and inspiration. It is a number with inborn duality, which creates dynamism, inner conflict, and other catalysts with its mere presence. A number that, when not focused on a goal beyond itself, can be turned inward to create fear and phobias.

Angel Number

From angel-numbers.com

One Hundred Twenty – Three

Simplify your life. Get rid of everything draining your energy, your time or finances. Most importantly get rid of everything conflicting with your inner feelings. That means it’s taking you away from your life path. Know that Higher Powers will help you with all the matters arising during this process.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

From uniguide.com

2 Crows

What does it mean if you see two crows together? Is there any spiritual or symbolic significance? In this post, we’ll explore the symbolic meanings of what this experience can signify.

Table of Contents

Two Crows Meaning: True Love and Soulmates


Duality, Harmony, and Balance


Psychic Abilities

Spiritual Transformation

2 Crows Meaning: Good Luck


Goddesses and Gods – Irish Celtic – Aine and Lugh – God of Justice and Oaths and Master of Crafts

Áine – Goddess of Love, Summer and Wealth

As the goddess of summer and wealth, Áine represents the abundance that the land has to offer during its most plentiful season.

Good, fruitful harvests were required to provide for the people and animals, therefore much emphasis was placed on gods and goddesses that represent fertility, such as Áine.

The goddess Áine is strongly associated with the feast of midsummer and the summer sun. She too, like the Morrigan is thought to have the ability to shapeshift and is represented by a red mare, known for its speed.

Áine is sometimes referred to as the Irish goddess of Love or as the Faery Queen.

There are several stories that connect Áine to rape, including one where she bites off the ear of the King of Munster after an unconsented encounter. By disfiguring him, the Celtic goddess of love made him ineligible to be king (only flawless, unmarred men could rule)  and so he was removed from his throne.

In another story of rape, Áine exacted revenge by turned her offender, Gerald, Earl of Desmond into a goose.

The Hill of Knockainy (or Cnoc Áine) in County Limerick was an important site, where ritual blessings to this Irish goddess were carried out.  Offerings to Áine have also been made at Lough Gur in County Limerick.

Lugh – God of Justice and Oaths and Master of Crafts

The god Lugh, (also spelled Lug or Luga) is one of the most notable of all the Irish deities and equates to the pan-Celtic god of Lugus.

Lugh was the god associated with justice and held power over oaths and law. He was also connected with rightfulness, especially in terms of kingship.

He was king of the glorified race of the Tuatha dé Danann, who were known for their superior skills and knowledge, particularly on the battlefield. The inscriptions on some early texts suggest that the Tuath dé Danann were deities, while others allude more to them having magical powers, including shapeshifting.

Lugh was a master craftsman and skilled warrior, known for his ability to throw a spear a very long distance and hence his other name Lugh Lámhfhada. This name means Lugh of the long arm in Irish.

He is believed to have led the Tuatha dé Danann to victory over the invading army of Fomorians as depicted in the Battle of Mag Tuired.

It is said that Lugh initiated a special games event, known as the Tailteann Games or Assembly of Tailti that focused on horse racing and martial arts that ran over the last two weeks in July and culminated with the start of the harvest celebration of Lughnasadh on 1 August. It is said that the games were founded in memory of Lugh’s foster mother Tailtiu, who was also thought to be a goddess.

Legend states that Lugh was also a bit of a trickster and is sometimes known as the Celtic god of mischief.

Lugh is thought to have been the father of demi god and famous Irish warrior, Cú Chulainn.

Are Celtic gods immortal? Seemingly not all of them, Lugh is said to have been speared and drowned in Loch Lugborta (or Loch Lugh) in County Westmeath, by the sons of Cermait after he killed their father.

Both the gods of Lugh and the Dagda are supposedly buried in the sacred center of the island of Ireland, Uisneach.

Witchcraft Symbols, Terms and Definitions – Watchtowers or Quarters

From moonlitpriestess.com

Today’s Word is


Another name for the four cardinal directions–north, east, south, & west. (See also: Watchtowers, the) Generally linked to the Elements in many Wiccan and Pagan traditions today.

Watchtowers, The

Another name for the four elements in some traditions; earth, air, fire, water. Sometimes used in reference to the spirits of the four directions–north, east, south, west–regardless of Elemental association. May also be in reference to the Archangels Raphael, Michael, Gabriel, and Uriel in similar fashion. As the Watchtowers, the spirits serve as protection within a magickal working.

From Spells8.com


The four corners and/or watchtowers associated to each cardinal direction in a magickal circle. They are symbolic structures called upon to guard over a circle during a ritual.

May 18, 2023 Daily and Birthday Horoscopes (Here is How the Horoscope Information Will Look Together – To See Them in Separate Posts Look at May 19th Posts)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from WOTC!! May the next year of your life bring you more positive everything than the past year! 

Birthday Horoscope


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As a Taurus born on May 18th, you have an enthusiastic and altruistic nature. You also possess this natural intelligence that goes beyond the knowledge you have.

You can read into what is going on quite fast and most of the people you are close to, are like an open book to you. At times, you are indulgent with yourself. Prepare to read a comprehensive profile analysis in the following rows.

 The zodiac sign for May 18 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 tact, strength, confidence and abundance.

 The Taurus Constellation lies between Aries to the West and Gemini to the East on an area of 797 sq degrees and has Aldebaran as its brightest star. Its visible latitudes are between +90° to -65°, this being one of the zodiac’s twelve constellations.

 The name Taurus is the Latin name for Bull. In Spanish, Tauro is the name of the sign for May 18 zodiac sign. In French it is used Taureau while in Arabic Al Thaur.

 Opposite sign: Scorpio. In astrology, these are the signs placed opposite on the zodiac circle or wheel and in the case of Taurus reflect upon revelation and caution.

 Modality: Fixed. This quality proposes the diligent nature of those born on May 18 and their authority and adventure in taking life as it is.

 Ruling house: The second house. This house represents all material and non material possessions an individual gets in a lifetime. This only doubles the influence orienting Taurus towards wealth and life’s pleasure.

 Ruling body: Venus. This celestial body is said to influence enticement and bravery. Venus represents feminine energy opposing the masculine energy of Mars. Venus also suggests the faithfulness in the lives of these natives.

 Element: Earth. This element suggests a life lived through all the senses. It is considered to influence people born on May 18 into being grounded personalities. Earth also gets new meanings in association with the other elements, shaping things with water and fire and assimilating air.

 Lucky day: Friday. This day is under the governing of Venus and symbolizes indulgence and sexuality. It also identifies with the relaxed nature of Taurus natives.

 Lucky numbers: 6, 8, 15, 17, 26.

 Motto: “I own!

More information

 People born on May 18 are dependable and faithful but they also crave for a lot of security and a sense of stability from those close to them. They are generous and practical and are usually led by the most honest intentions, although things don’t always work the way they want them to. They are to be found in large social gatherings as they feel very comfortable so. They hate when they are forced in any way, especially when others are expecting quick decisions from them.

 Positive traits: These natives possess a lot of elegance and integrity and they seem to show these attitudes in almost everything they do. They are reliable and almost everyone can count on them as long as they show the same respect as they how. They are quick to offer a helping hand and can be extremely affectionate with those dearest to them.

 Negative traits: These natives are self indulgent and inflexible and this sometimes leads to them becoming resentful of the success of others and then diminishing even the last trace of motivation they had regarding that particular situation. They can be easily offended as well and should learn to see past the negative value of criticism. They should also stop being so indecisive because this coupled with their stubbornness makes them extremely difficult to reason with.

Love and Compatibility

 Lovers born on May 18 are sensual and passionate. These natives seem to prefer to enter a serious relationship than date around and are happier committed to one person with whom they can share everything. They are attracted to creative, enthusiastic and dependable persons whom they can spoil and protect. You can conquer the heart of Taurus if you maintain your individuality and a degree of independence while you keep all your eyes on them but also offer them space. When they are single they don’t seem to mind solitude as they find it easier to delight on the pleasures of life on their own without having to worry about making their partner feel loved and protected.

 Usually a joyful character, they sometimes find it hard to express their emotions and this can make them appear quite difficult and hard to understand. They need time to develop a real connection. For them, relationships and settling will probably be a complex matter but once they decide to have their own family they will turn out to be very protective and patient. They are most compatible with those born on 3th, 5th, 6th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 21th, 23th, 24th and 31st.

 May 18 Zodiac people are very attached to the other two earth signs: Virgo and Capricorn as they tend to share the same vision of life. In life, Taurus is in a constant search for someone attractive and mysterious that can keep their interest alive and the one to offer them this is the native in Scorpio. The lover in Taurus is thought to be least compatible with Aries. As for the rest of compatibilities between the other star signs and Taurus, you know what they say, stars predispose but people dispose.

Lucky color

Green is the color defined for May 18 and in general for Taurus natives.

Green as a hue, is the symbol of nature, fertility, growth and the power of healing. This zodiac color is advised to be used in accessories and items of clothing.

Those with green as sign color need to always help others and be supportive of good causes. Green is favored by lively, generous people that have high moral standards and for whom doing the right thing is most important.

Other colors that suit Taurus natives are pink, yellow and most earth tones.

Representative birthstone

The Taurus birthstone used in astrology for those with May 18 is Emerald.

Emerald presents a precious stone that reflects harmony and the power of regeneration. This zodiac birthstone is advised to be used in pendants and earrings.

This birthstone is beneficial for the heart, lungs, pancreas and eyesight and is also said to be a great immune booster. This stone can be found in Colombia, Brazil and Zambia.

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

Characteristic flower

The lucky flower for those born under the May 18 is represented by Poppy.

This plant is known to symbolize grace and refinery. This zodiac flower should be used in decorative items in the places these natives spend time.

Poppy is also associated with Remembrance Day, the commemoration of the sacrifices made in past wars. This flower can be found during late spring, early summer.

Other plants indicated for Taurus are Violets and Lilies.

Symbolic metal

The metal considered to be representative for Taurus natives with May 18 is Copper.

Copper symbolizes spontaneity and creativity. The zodiac metal could be used in accessories and jewelry items.

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 18 Zodiac belongs to the third decan of TAURUS (May 11-May 20). This decan is strongly influenced by the planet Saturn. This is representative for people who are resourceful and ambitious just like Taurus and financially wise just like Saturn. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of Aries zodiac sign, slightly enhancing the negative ones.

 Being born on the 18th day of the month shows compassion, affection, organization and great imagination and cheerfulness. The numerology for May 18 is 9. This number reveals change, progress and innovation. In association with number nine Taurus people turn out to be innovative and humanitarian idealists.

 May is the fifth month of the year, bringing great opportunities to plant the seeds of success for later in the year. Those born in May are affectionate and understanding. May 18 Zodiac people are strong willed and generous. May has as representative symbols the Lilly of the Valley as plant, the Emerald and Aquamarine as gemstones and the roman goddess of spring.

What statistics say

 May 18 is the 138th day of the year, or the 139th day in leap years, in the Gregorian Calendar and there are 227 days left until the end of the year. The seventy ninth day of spring, this is also the World AIDS Vaccine Day and the International Museum Day.

 Taurus as a common occurrence in the birth signs list is placed seventh. Even numbered sign, it is of negative polarity attached to a preponderant feminine symbolism. This is characteristic for introvert people who are meditative and confident only in own power. Amongst the archetypes used when talking about this sign there is the Designer. People born during the springs months are rated as nine per cent less physically active or interested in sports.

 Famous people born on May 18 under the Taurus zodiac sign: Bertrand Russel, Pope John Paul II, Tina Fey and Reggie Jackson.

Birthday Horoscope

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May 18 birthday horoscope predicts that you are realistic, outgoing and self-assured individuals. You need to have your space and privacy. The Bulls born on this birthday are as impulsive and stubborn as a mule. Your devotion is to be with someone who treasures you. You love to party and work hard.

This Taurus birthday individuals are very loving, caring and optimistic but can be secretive especially when it comes to sharing their feelings. Your friends rely on you. You have a compassionate attitude towards others. This May 18th birthday personality makes a trustworthy Taurus.

The May 18th birthday astrology analysis predicts that you are confident in your spirituality. You can be creative and business savvy. You have the determination to achieve your goals or whatever you want to do.

If today is your birthday, you have a great imagination to go along with your impulses. You are believed to the typical generous Taurus.

The May 18 horoscope predicts that you are hungry for affection but still will not be in a fools hurry to make a romantic commitment. This sensitive Taurus can be emotionally detached more so than others born with the same zodiac sign. People might mistake this as your indifference.

When the May 18th zodiac Taurus born individuals fall in love, it is usually with their all. Before that happens, their partner will have to be loyal and considerate. Loyalty is the main ingredient when mixing up the love potion for those born on this day.

Although slow to give and slow to love, you will still put in efforts to retain a good relationship with a partner of your choosing. This Taurean can be bored easily, so a spontaneous partner will make life much easier. You love it when your partner is seductive, affectionate and hands on.

The May 18 zodiac analysis predicts that those born on this day make career choices based on its autonomy. As a child, you knew what you wanted to be and have worked to achieve success. Opportunities are many as you are diversified.

This quality affords you the privilege of being able to choose your job. Many of you are capable of being your boss. Starting a business out of one your interests or hobbies could prove to be profitable. As the May 18 birthday zodiac sign is Taurus, you have a good head for business. This allows you to be flexible in a career choice.

The health problems usually associated with the May 18 birthday personality are things like headaches, irritability, and fatigue. These symptoms are associated with stress. This could be because of your need to keep things bottled up inside.

You could benefit from talking with someone, even a professional. Sometimes, you suffer from sleeplessness. This is not good, Taurus. Typically, these natives often benefit from walks in the park or bike rides to unexplored territory.

The May 18 birthday meanings report that you are friendly and affable bulls. You are very sure of yourself and tend to make lasting friendships. You may want love but are in no hurry to commit. A nice long courtship with the right person will make a loyal lover assuming that this Taurus is stimulated in the bedroom. Whatever career choice is made, it will be fun and rewarding to those born on May 18.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 18

Perry Como, Tina Fey, Frank Capra, Reggie Jackson, Pope John Paul II, Pernell Roberts, George Strait, Chow Yun-Fat

See: Famous Celebrities Born On May 18

This Day That Year – May 18 In History

1843 – Scotland establishes the United Free Church.
1852 – All children of school age, must attend Massachusetts schools.
1917 – The Selective Service bill passed.
1926 – In Venice, a woman named Evangelist Aimee Semple disappears.
1941 – Jews are allowed to pay respects to the dead.

May 18 Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 18 Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

May 18 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes money, finance, love, sensuality, and creativity.

May 18 Birthday Symbols

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Sun Sign

May 18 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Moon. This card symbolizes feelings, illusions, anxiety, and fears. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Pentacles and King of Swords.

May 18 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Pisces: This match is intense and will prove to be excellent.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign SagittariusThis relationship will be violent and unhappy.

See Also:

May 18 Lucky Numbers

Number 9 – This number represents universal love, inner wisdom, and selflessness.
Number 5 – This number signifies progress, freedom, resourcefulness, and versatility.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For May 18 Birthday

Red: This color stands for raw passion, energy, love, and assertiveness.
Lilac: This color stands for intuitive abilities, grace, calmness, and power.

Lucky Days For May 18 Birthday

Tuesday – The day of planet Mars that stands for an aggressive person who is always out to prove something.
Friday – This day ruled by the planet Venus promotes, love, harmony, communication and financial stability.

May 18 Birthstone Emerald

Your lucky gemstone is Emerald which symbolizes faithfulness, love, serenity, and beauty.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 18th

A Swedish massage for the man and a cute scarf, mitten-hat set for the woman. The May 18 zodiac predicts that you like to have a ball of a time.


Daily Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is an excellent day to make financial plans, especially about home improvements or redecorating projects that require money. Trust in your ability to find the money to do what you want because wealth will come your way this year.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Discussions with older people, especially in a group situation, will benefit you today. Someone might have advice. Or they might tell you a story or share their experiences, which in turn, cause you to refine your own goals. Today your dealings with others are warm and supportive.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Financial discussions will go well today, especially if you’re talking to bosses, people in authority or perhaps a parent. It looks like you’ve done your homework and you’ve got your ducks in a row. Although you might be spending money, you will attract money to you as well.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is an excellent day for an important discussion with a friend or a member of a group about practical plans for the future. These plans might even impact your career. Someone older or more experienced might have advice for you. A friend might help you shop for wardrobe bargains.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Use the fact that you make a great impression on others now for an important discussion with someone. This might relate to wills, inheritances or how to deal with shared property, insurance matters or the wealth of your partner. Meanwhile, a sly flirtation might become public. (Busted.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is the perfect day to make travel plans or plans related to publishing or a media project. It’s also an excellent day for legal or medical matters. You’ll enjoy exploring things that are out of the norm or different because you’re curious about fresh possibilities. A friend will be supportive.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today you have a stronger than usual focus on shared property, wills, estates, inheritances, taxes and debt. Someone older might have advice for you. (Possibly, you are the older person giving advice.) Someone younger might develop a crush on you today. (Gosh.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Discussions with spouses, partners and close friends will be productive today; nevertheless, you have to be prepared to cooperate and be accommodating. Trust that things will flow smoothly and people will help you or have good suggestions for you. Travel plans are possible.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today you are confident, upbeat and ready to work, which is why this will be a productive day for you. Because you’re focused, you won’t overlook details. Look for ways to increase your budget or get help from a third party, including a bank or a financial institution. Practical help might also be forthcoming.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a playful, fun-loving day! If you’re involved in creative projects, teamwork will help you achieve your aims. You will also enjoy involvement with children’s activities as well as sports events and certainly, anything to do with the entertainment world or the hospitality industry.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Family discussions, especially about practical, long-term plans for the future will be productive today. These plans might relate to home repairs or home improvements. They might also involve a parent or an older family member. Meanwhile, coworkers are friendly and ready to help you. Major bonus!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You have the right mindset today to make future plans or to study and learn something new. Possibly, you will teach or write? Whatever the case, work with others to achieve your objectives, especially if you are involved with kids or younger people or anything related to sports. Get involved!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Chow Yun-Fat (1955) shares your birthday today. You are grounded, practical and clear minded. You have your own code for behaviour, which guides your decision-making process. This is a lovely year to socialize and enjoy life! Let your guard down and loosen up a bit. Old friends might reappear to renew relationships.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you should make time and throw a look back at the person you’ve been. It’s not like you are not acting like yourself but you might not be understanding enough with certain people.

Look back to where you’ve started and see whether you wanted to be treated the way you treat others now. Other than that, quite a promising day ahead for those who are dealing with treatments or just checking their health.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is going to be quite an auspicious day in terms of opportunities. Be it that you want to make a certain purchase or to make some reservations, maybe it’s time to take action and get the best deal.

There is going to be also a great disposition towards spiritual enlightenment and growth so don’t avoid any occasion for a ground breaking life experience.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today you will probably feel like you have a mission to complete and you might feel you need someone to have your back and support you with your endeavors.

As long as you know exactly what you want you shouldn’t be worrying that much about support because you can handle everything on your own. If your plans require hiring a professional make sure you read into that carefully.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today you might feel a strong impulse to regain contact with someone you’ve kind of fallen out of touch with. Be it that it is someone you knew a long time ago and you are trying to plan a reunion or maybe it is a long distance relative you would like to see.

These impulses will leave you all sentimental and even longing for a trip to a place you really liked in the past.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This particular Thursday will find you all looking forward to next year and to changing something in your life.

Be it that you only feel the need to do something different or that you are having bigger plans make sure you think everything through and gather all the information needed because you don’t want to risk taking any rush decisions in this astral disposition.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is going to be a day dedicated to simple pleasures and to spending time with people that are close to you. Be it that you participate to a home cooked meal with your family or go somewhere with our friends.

You might also notice you are quite imaginative today so why not use this disposition to prepare something nice for yourself or for your partner.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This Thursday catches you all optimistic and full of hope. There might be things you are eagerly looking forward for next month or maybe you are just feeling great for this month nearing its end and for you coming to some conclusions.

Use this enthusiasm of yours, especially in work related activities because you will have enough time to rest at the weekend.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This Thursday will catch you in quite an egotistical state. Not only that you can’t see past your own wishes you will also have a tendency to somewhat act all counterproductive with the endeavors of those around you.

Take a deep breath and don’t be all grumpy if you don’t feel like doing anything because those around you are not supposed to accept your tantrums.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This Thursday will come about with an investment opportunity. It might not necessarily be something related to money but more like an endeavors that requires other kinds of resources.

Maybe your friends ask you to help them with something or maybe you get the chance to give someone a valuable piece of advice. Keep your eyes wide open today.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You seem to be in a great disposition this Thursday. You are imaginative and already planning for the whole month ahead of you.

Just remember that you are human and you can’t really make everything you want. Be aware of your resistance and of your work capacity and make sure you don’t overcrowd your schedule, at least for the next two weeks.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This Thursday will kind of find you in a planning frenzy. Not necessarily that you are budgeting or preparing your schedule thoroughly.

It’s more like you are in reverie mode and you dream with your eyes open of all the things you would like to do and of all the things you want to happen to you. Why not take action and see how many of them are actually plausible.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This Thursday meets you in a place of deadlines and conclusions. Be it that you still have work to do or that you are just analyzing what you’ve done lately, be sure you will have lots of things to count.

Focus all your energy and time into making sure you get everything you need to close done by the end of the day in order to be able to start fresh tomorrow.

May 18, 2023 Moon Goddess Current Phase and Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else 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 18 has an illumination of 2%. 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 18 the Moon is 28.37 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: 2%
Moon Age: 28.37 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 382,732.95 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,336,307.67 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

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Northwestern Hemisphere

This local time is in Los Angeles, California, USA

May 18, 2023
11:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Taurus 45
Moon:19 Taurus 12
Mercury:06 Taurus 25
Venus:12 Cancer 15
Mars:29 Cancer 02
Jupiter:00 Taurus 31
Saturn:06 Pisces 29
Uranus:19 Taurus 28
Neptune:27 Pisces 12
Pluto:00 Aquarius 18 Rx

True Lunar Node:03 Taurus 59 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:02 Taurus 54 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):14 Leo 37

Chiron:18 Aries 14
Ceres:24 Virgo 18
Pallas:06 Leo 45
Juno:09 Gemini 53
Vesta:14 Taurus 56

Eris:24 Aries 56


Northern Hemisphere

This local time is in Chicago, Illinois, USA

May 18, 2023
09:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Taurus 40
Moon:18 Taurus 07
Mercury:06 Taurus 23
Venus:12 Cancer 10
Mars:28 Cancer 59
Jupiter:00 Taurus 29
Saturn:06 Pisces 29
Uranus:19 Taurus 28
Neptune:27 Pisces 12
Pluto:00 Aquarius 18 Rx

True Lunar Node:03 Taurus 59 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:02 Taurus 54 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):14 Leo 36

Chiron:18 Aries 14
Ceres:24 Virgo 18
Pallas:06 Leo 43
Juno:09 Gemini 50
Vesta:14 Taurus 54

Eris:24 Aries 56


Northeastern Hemisphere

This local time is in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

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

Sun:27 Taurus 23
Moon:14 Taurus 15
Mercury:06 Taurus 18
Venus:11 Cancer 51
Mars:28 Cancer 50
Jupiter:00 Taurus 25
Saturn:06 Pisces 28
Uranus:19 Taurus 27
Neptune:27 Pisces 11
Pluto:00 Aquarius 18 Rx

True Lunar Node:04 Taurus 00 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:02 Taurus 55 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):14 Leo 34

Chiron:18 Aries 13
Ceres:24 Virgo 17
Pallas:06 Leo 36
Juno:09 Gemini 40
Vesta:14 Taurus 46

Eris:24 Aries 55


Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence and a Spell (Egg Bath for Peace) for Thursday

From awithintime.weebly.com

Ruled by Jupiter. Good luck, wealth, healing, male fertility, legal matters.
Planet – Jupiter

Sign – Sagittarius, Pisces

Angel – Sachiel

Color – Purple, Green, Royal Blue

Plant – Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, coltsfoot, oak

Stone – Sugilite, amethyst, turquoise, lapis lazuli, sapphire

Intention – Business, logic, gambling, social matters, political power, material wealth

Element – Fire, water

More Qualities – expansion, luck, success, higher education, the law, career, finances, wealth, publishing, college education, long distance travel, foreign interests, religion, philosophy, forecasting, broadcasting, publicity, expansion, luck, growth, sports, horses, the law, doctors, guardians, merchants, psychologists, charity, correspondences courses, self-improvement, researching, reading, studying

From PlentifulEarth.com

Planet: Jupiter

Element: Earth

Gender: Masculine

Deities: Juno, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus

Colors: Blue, Green, Purple, Rich Royal Colors

Crystals: Aventurine, Amethyst, Brown Jasper, Green Lodestone, Green Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Peridot, Tin, Turquoise

Herbs & Plants: Anise, Borage, Cinquefoil, Clove, Dandelion, Dill, Fig, Honeysuckle, Hyssop, Maple, Meadowsweet, Mint, Nutmeg, Oak, Patchouli, Sage, Star Anise

Incenses: Cinnamon, Clove, Jupiter Oil, Musk, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Sage

Energies & Associations: Abundance, Career, Employment, Energetic Increase, Expansion, Generosity, Growth, Happiness, Healing, Harvesting, Honest Leadership, Honor, Leadership, Legal Matters, Loyalty, Luck, Male Fertility, Material Opportunities, Money, Optimism, Power, Prosperity, Protection, Riches, Wealth



This is a bath to bring peace into your life. (From the Yahoo Group “Adult_Witchcraft”)

You may need:

White candle

3 Eggs

White towel

White clothing

Birdseed or bread

A Tbsp each of:


Florida water

Rose petals




-bay leaf



By the light of a white candle add the following to your bath:

Salt, Florida water, rose petals, mint, parsley, sage, bay leaf, rosemary, nutmeg and 3 eggs.

Bathe with the eggs, being careful not to break them. When you are finished, dry off with a white towel and put on white clothes.

Take the eggs to a wooded area or park and leave them under a tree along with birdseed or bread.

Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From labyrinthos.co

8 of Pentacles – Minor Arcana


Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
skill, talent, craftsmanship, quality, high standards, expertise, mastery, commitment, dedication, accomplishment lack of quality, rushed job, bad reputation, lack of motivation, mediocrity, laziness, low skill, dead-end job
Skip to Upright Meaning Skip to Reversed Meaning

Upright Meaning

This card indicates a time that you have to work hard and focus entirely on your tasks. This is not necessarily a negative situation, but , but this means that you must really strive to be the best. The task that you need to accomplish can be personal or professional. No matter what type of task it is, do not be afraid to ask for help when things get overwhelming. The Eight of Pentacles refers to the efforts that you undertake. There is a possibility that there will be a lot of things that you need to address. Hard work is essential, but you still need to find a balance.

When it comes to work, those who are seeking employment should expect that the nature of their job will be demanding. The Eight of Pentacles also indicates that you need to be confident in yourself that you will be able to fulfill the job. For those who are currently employed, you will be responsible for carrying out more tasks and responsibilities. Never hesitate to ask the assistance of your co-workers. In terms of love, your work may possibly be affecting your relationship. Regardless of how demanding your job is, you need to make some time for your emotional connections with other people.

On the matters of finances, The Eight of Pentacles may signify financial assistance that you have been hoping to receive. Be careful on how you are going to spend this money, remember that this is a fruit of your hard labor and not luck. When it comes to health, the Eight of Pentacles can mean that it is time for you to commit and work hard in order to improve your health – you must stay vigilant about exercise and diet.

Upright Love Meaning Upright Career Meaning Upright Finances Meaning
achieved relationship goal, cultivating relationship dedication, promotion, developing skills, showing talent financial rewards, becoming financially independent

Reversed Meaning

When reversed, the Eight of Pentacles signifies something similar to the upright position, but the tasks may be even more demanding. This means that you need to execute swiftly and with great care if you want to be happy and successful with this outcome. In terms of work, the Eight of Pentacles reversed refers to the importance of impressing your employer through your diligence, dedication and intelligence. Never avoid any task or responsibility in your work – or else this can damage your reputation. In love, the Eight of Pentacles may reveal that both of you may not be prepared to handle the responsibilities to make your relationship work

With regards to finances, you may be delusional about your current financial state. Perhaps you are currently relying on pure luck to make it. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with dreaming, you should understand that you should be patient and be ready to work hard if you want to improve your standing. In relation to health, the Eight of Pentacles reversed may point to a situation that is worrying you, but you have no idea how to fix it. Never be afraid to ask the help of a medical professional to help you understand your condition and improve.

Reversed Love Meaning Reversed Career Meaning Reversed Finances Meaning
not putting effort into love, neglecting relationship little motivation, tedious job, low quality work careless about finances, overspending


From TheRuneSite.com


Sound: “st”
Stands for: Stone
Casting meaning: Stan represents an obstruction in our path, like a boulder at the entrance to a cave. It also represents the stone playing pieces used in board games. Symbolically it represents a link between heavenly bodies and earthly beings. This rune can be used to obstruct and turn back any opposition in our lives.

Witch’s Rune

From thecarnutiannemeton.com

Crossroad Rune

A Rune of Direction

Time for a new path and new way to be and moving forward in that direction. Change is always happening.

decisions, changes, afraid of moving forward, being stuck, the unknown.


From druidogham.wordpress.com


Delight, respite, celebration

Tree: Apple (Malus spp.)

Letter: Q

The apple is an ancient symbol of bounty, harmony, and completion. True to symbolism, Quiert indicates a time of well-deserved rest, or at least that you deserve rest even if you are unable to have enough of it. Constant activity goes against the flow of nature. Our society, which seeks to progress at an ever-faster pace until the human race metastasizes across the universe, has got it all wrong. Slowing down is the appropriate action in many cases, for instance after a period of activity or at the culmination of a big project.

There is great delight in the smallest periods of rest, whether that means taking the time to thank the person at the restaurant for making your sandwich (just because you paid for it with money does not mean verbal gratitude goes unappreciated) or to give a firm, polite “no” when someone deliberately or unwittingly threatens your peace of mind by asking too much of you. Quiert speaks of the sweetness of small human gestures and petite graces. Without them, civilization wouldn’t be quite so civilized, nor would it be as worthy of holding together.

Quiert might also indicate a longer resting/healing time for you or for someone else, or that rest is needed. Quiert says, “Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Observe. Live in the moment instead of always planning for the perfect future or reliving the past.” It is a marker of gratitude in general, and the slowness required to fully sense the world around us.

I Ching

From IChingOnline.net

Hexagram Thirty – Two/32

Hêng / Durability

Arousing Thunder and penetrating Wind.
Close companions in any storm:
The Superior Person possesses a resiliency and durability that lets him remain firmly and faithfully on course.

Such constancy deserves success.


Endurance is the key to success in this situation.
However, durability is not synonymous with stone-like rigidity.
True resilience requires a flexibility that allows adaptation to any adverse condition, while still remaining true to the core.
Can you maintain your integrity under any circumstance?
Can you influence the situation without giving opposing forces anything to resist?
Then you will endure to reach your goal.



Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Angel Number

Fifty – Three

Goddesses and Gods – Greek Titans – Phoebe, Goddess of Prophetic Radiance and Crius, God of Heavenly Constellations

Greek Titans – Phoebe, goddess of prophetic radiance

Phoebe (Phoibe) was a Titan goddess of prophetic radiance, often associated with Selene (goddess of the moon). She, however, had never been referred as the goddess of the moon. The misinterpretation probably comes because her granddaughter Artemis was also called Phoebe, after her, just like her grandson Apollo was called Phoebus. And latin authors were all referring Phoebe as the moon goddess or moon itself, but they clearly had Artemis in mind doing so. That is why the Titaness is often misidentified as the moon goddess. To the Greeks it was pretty simple and obvious that Selene was the correct goddess. Romans on the other hand associated Artemis, Hera and Selene to the moon amongst others, but there was no mentioning of Titaness Phoebe. However, some researchers believe that Artemis (Diana, Phoebe) became known as the goddess of the moon because of her grandmother whom she got the name after. Anyhow, Phoebe was rather associated with being prophetic, like her sister Themis and her mother Gaea. She was also one of the twelve titans who were the descendants of Uranus and Gaea. She was, like all of her sisters, never involved in the war between Titans and Olympian gods, and was spared from being imprisoned in Tartarus. Instead, she took her place at the oracle of Delphi.

Prophet of the Delphic Oracle

She became the third prophet at the Oracle of Delphi, where she was believed to have heard her mother’s voices. Her predecessors were Gaea and Themis. Gaea honorably gave away her place to her daughter Themis who then gave it to her sister Phoebe. However, according to Aeschylus‘s myth, Phoebe had felt like having extreme burden to carry and gave away her place to her grandson Apollo as a present for his birthday, probably to motivate him. Apollo then presided over the prophetic power of light and heavens.

Asteria and Leto

Phoebe consorted with her brother Coeus, with whom she had two daughters. One of the daughters, called Leto, plays an important role in the later ages, in the time of Olympians. In those times, Phoebe had also developed a lust for mortal men, but her affairs never came to any fruition. According to Hyginus, who also mentions Asteria and Leto, she was also the mother of Perses and Pallas by Coeus.


Asteria – Titan goddess of oracles and prophecies. With her cousin Perses, she gave birth to goddess Hecate. She was also very beautiful like her sister and therefore pursued by Zeus. However, in order to escape from his embraces, she transformed herself into an island Asteria, later known as Delos.

Leto – Titan goddess of modesty and motherhood. She had very beautiful eyes, with which she charmed Zeus and he soon got her pregnant. Because of it, she was pursued relentlessly by jealous Zeus’s wife Hera who drove her from island to island, preventing her to rest and give birth. In the end Leto was finally provided with refuge by her sister Asteria who welcomed her to literally reside on her.

Greek Titans – Crius, god of heavenly constellations

Crius (Krios, the Ram, Aries) was a Titan god of heavenly constellations and was also known as a Pillar of the south pole. Crius, which means “Ram”, was often referred as a starting season of the Greek year, because his constellation was called Aries which nowadays means the start of spring. Together with his other three brothers CoeusHyperion and Iapetus, they presided as the Pillars of holding Heaven and Earth apart. He was one of six sons of Uranus and Gaea and is mentioned by Apollodorus as one of the five brothers, all but Oceanus, who participated in rebellion against Uranus and later attacked him. When they overcame him, the four brothers probably held him down, while Cronus castrated him. According to Pausanias, Crius was the father of Python, a dragon slain by Apollo, and was also closely related with the island of Euboea. The author even names two rivers after the titan.


In a time of war, he was mentioned siding with the Titans against the younger Olympian gods. After the war, where the titans had lost, Crius was along his brothers and many relatives imprisoned in Tartarus beneath the underworld. Although there is no clear statement made, he was supposed to be condemned to eternal punishment. However, according to Aeschylus’ lost play , he was later released byZeus from Tartarus with the rest of the titans.

Father of the Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses

In his time, he consorted with his half-sister Eurybia, a daughter of Gaea and Pontus. Together they had three children:

Astraeus – Titan god of the stars and the art of astrology. He was also the god of the dusk and father of the Four Winds and the Stars of the Heaven by Eos(goddess of dawn). They also had children who are often associated with the time of twilight.

Pallas – Titan god of warcraft who was defeated during Titanomachy by younger goddess Athena. He was a father of RivalryVictoryStrength and Power.

Perses – Titan god of destruction. He was married with his cousin Asteria with whom he fathered Hecate.

Crystal, Gems, and Stones Meanings and Magickal Usage – Emerald

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Emerald: Meanings, Properties and Powers from meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com

Emerald is a life-affirming stone and one of infinite patience. It is known as the stone of successful love and represents great loyalty and integrity.

The polished gemstones are often breathtakingly beautiful and command a high price. Raw, unpolished Emerald, however, can be picked up relatively cheaply. The green of Emerald is that of the forest and nature during the period of maximum growth. It recalls lush pastures and an abundance of foliage on trees and bushes.

Emerald is the stone of love and friendship and keeps partnerships in balance. This precious gem also opens you up to your latent clairvoyant abilities and promotes the gathering of wisdom from the mental planes.