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The Witches Digest for Monday, November 20 (Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

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The Witches Digest for Monday, November 20

(Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

Your Weekly Karmic Forecast: November 19 – 24, 2017

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.  

Weekly Forecast:  November 19 – 24, 2017

11/19 ~ Mars (lower will) ~square~ Pluto (Higher will):

This is a test of what you are made of, on the deepest core level, and will require surrender as well as focus. This energy challenges you to evolve and will make you want to push through all obstacles but you must be careful not to be so aggressive that you are stepping on anyone to get where you’re going. This is a potent energy that can facilitate major transformation in your life if you know who you are, what you want and what you are willing to sacrifice to get there – that includes parts of your Self that may need to shift to be more effective. This energy can bring power struggles, within or without, so be mindful because this energy is affecting everyone at this time. This is the time to tie up any loose ends if you are close to beginning anew. If you do not finish what you already have in the works, it may get in the way of things you want to do in the future. It is time to align your true inner power with balanced outer actions & choices.

11/21 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Pluto (transformation):

This energy deepens all emotions and strengthens bonds & attachments. Friendships & love relationships become much deeper and, sometimes more intense, not to mention any physical (sexual) experience. Being fake or superficial is never possible when Pluto is involved, and because Venus is involved, we’re talking relationships or how you relate in general, so if you are needing to dig a little deeper with someone, you are supported. This energy can facilitate positive transformation in your relationships, partnerships or collaborations. It will give you added power to help you change what needs changing or at least get it on the table for deeper discussion or a clearing conversation. Your emotional intensity may be at an unusually high level, so be sure to surround yourself with people who love you unconditionally or try to be alone and just reflect on what you’re feeling.

11/25 ~ Mercury (voice) ~trine~ Uranus (individuality):

This activation gives you access to your Higher Mind and opens the way for new, deeper insights that can guide & direct you at this time. Business as usual will not work, it’s time to open up to the unusual, do something different, look at things from another angle and watch the ah-ha’s start pouring in. Your intuition will be firing on all cylinders, giving you access to unprecedented clarity. While your thinking may lack discipline, your ability to access solutions to any recent (or long-standing) challenges will be off the charts. This energy will not be contained, even though it is generally all mental, you really will have a hard time keeping up with the ideas, thoughts, concepts & intuitions that come to you under this influence so try to take notes that you can refer to later when the grounding will be necessary. Pay attention to the messages that come through/from others as well since you never know how the Universe will show up. This alone is an indication that whatever your consciousness may not have been previously ready to assimilate or process is awakening now to that which is just for you!

Cosmic Weather Horoscope for the Week of November 20th

Jane Lyle, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

Wednesday 22nd November:

Something Magic This Way Comes…

Neptune turns direct today in fishy Pisces, and something shifts in our dreams. We’re drawing closer and closer to a time filled with deeply magical potential.

Jupiter and Neptune both rule the mysterious sign of Pisces, a slippery sign that somehow moves between sacrifice and bliss, charity and extravagance, victim-hood and philanthropy.

Neptune and Jupiter both rule religious experiences and beliefs. We can always widen this out to include faith in a philosophy of life (Jupiter) and an attraction to hidden worlds, dreams and visions (Neptune).

Jupiter in Scorpio is now flowing beautifully with Neptune in a trine aspect. Together they release all sorts of smoky, translucent, ethereal things into the atmosphere, and work with delicacy and beauty on a creative, musical, and spiritual level. Yet when channelled into materialism, this pair are prone to symbolise fat, oily bubbles of delusional financial greed, bubbles that will inevitably burst. Here comes the snake oil salesman and the guru with feet of clay.

There’ll be more to say about Jupiter and Neptune’s partnership, for it’s one of astrology’s themes for 2018. If it touches your own natal horoscope, it’s something bewitching to work with this November, and during the year ahead.

This magical partnership is around until September 2018.

It will be exact on 3rd December at 11 degrees
25th May 2018 at 16 degrees
19th August at 15 degrees.

So, as you can probably tell, the season of the witch has escaped from its flimsy, contemporary Halloween container. To celebrate, here’s a delightfully quirky vintage ghost-hunting TV documentary. It stars the inimitable Dame Margaret Rutherford, her husband, and a famous society clairvoyant. It’s called ‘The Stately Ghosts of England’ (1965):

 

Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for November 20th

by Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From the Astrology Room

With the sun moving into debonair Sagittarius, we can all expect some exciting loving. Although we will still be graced with normality, we may wonder, what is all this passion about?

But ironically, the great news is, that we can become truly aware of acting out those passions, rather than simply imagining them.

 

ARIES

Things seem so inconsistent right now. Sometimes people love you, sometimes they don’t, and if you don’t feel special this week, then you’re going to run away and have an adventure all alone. But remember that happiness is a bit like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and softly sits on your shoulder.

 

TAURUS

It’s entirely understandable that you feel like you’re being pushed hard by a few irritating people. In fact all the anger is welling up inside you, perhaps generated by low self-esteem?  Luckily, by the end of the week, you can drop the self-sabotage and start to be nice to yourself. Maybe even realise you are as loveable as anyone else?

 

GEMINI

You know that you have to be more accepting, more understanding and be able to give as much as you receive. But with the sun moving int your opposite sign this week, you will also experience a burst of vitality. You’re coming alive, no longer armed with a set of conditions about how love should be. Instead, at last you can engage in the boundless, abundant thing that love is.

 

CANCER

Don’t make assumptions about how your partner feels, or what an admirer wants. Whether you’re newly in love, or a long-term couple, nothing is cast in stone.  But if you don’t think before you act, then thoughtless words will probably be the outcome. Instead, maintain a balance, especially now the pendulum is swinging in your favour.

 

LEO

It’s time to be more serious and reflect on what exactly your reality of love is? Does it have to be shown through action or deeds, does it have to be spoken or just felt? There may be a few ups and downs, broken promises, and indecision this week, but it’s time to adjust to your true perception of love and welcome it into your world.

 

VIRGO

Take the plunge into passionate loving. This week, the cosmic line-up confirms your true needs, reveals your wilder dreams, but most importantly give you the chance to either start all over again with the one you love, or throw yourself into a passionate embrace with someone new.

 

LIBRA

We often think we ‘fall’ for someone who represents everything that we are not. ‘They’re my opposite, that’s why we get on like a house on fire!’ Yet this week, I think you’re beginning to realise that the qualities of your lover or those you look for in a partner, are part of who you are.  Enjoy being attracted to yourself.

 

SCORPIO

What you’re feeling this week, is for once very good about yourself. This in turn, is a sign to partners or admirers that you’re in touch with your deepest desires. But a run of bad feeling between you and someone special needs to be dissolved, so let off a little steam by all means, then see what you need to change in your emotional armoury.

 

SAGITTARIUS

Honesty can sometimes get us into more trouble than we bargained for. And this week, it does seem that every time you open your mouth, whether to say sweet nothings or to suggest some useful changes, all you get back is defensive reactions. In fact, if you can ‘do,’ rather than ‘say,’ the challenging energy can be put to more physical delights..

 

CAPRICORN

This week’s planetary line-up gives you a sudden urge to travel, or just to change your lifestyle. And even though you won’t tolerate anyone else’s opinion, truths have to be told. If it all seems odd, it will create long-term joy rather than long-term pain, leading you to fantastic changes in the months to come.

 

AQUARIUS

You’ve become quite restless and bored with your routine existence. So if you’re not experiencing the light-hearted, fun-loving spontaneous side of love this week, then be golly you’re going to do something about it. The sun’s influence may put a spring in your step, so if you’re in one of those extrovert moods, then just be daring, it’s your right.

 

PISCES

This week, if single, there are some dark horses out there who suddenly become highly desirable. Attached, you wish your partner would take you on a surprise trip away. You change your look, but will they notice? You resolve to get on with your own career, but will they notice? Notice if they notice. Feel the faith you have in yourself, feel it and most of all, act upon it now.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, November 20th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From the Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
The struggles of your normal routine start to vanish and you slowly but surely start to realise you are in control of your life. Don’t accept first offers financially. There are better deals to be done with a little investigation. .

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
You are finally comfortable with a decision you made last month, but have not really had chance to put into action. Friends could turn into lovers for some of your sign. You’re beginning to realise what you need to be happy.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
You enter the next few days with a feeling of excitement and it’s not for nothing. Shock announcements and surprise visits make for a week which sees you entering a better phase of your life.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
If you had all the time and money in the world, what would you do Cancer? Aspects tell me you can do it all with a little planning and foresight. Confidence is the key to impressing important faces.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
When you’re true to who you are, amazing things will happen Leo. You may not realise it, but you hold the power to open the doors which were shut to you this time last month.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
One way to get the most out of your current situation, is to look upon it as an adventure. You can do this sooner rather than later, if you work on ignoring those who only ever bring negativity to your heart and mind.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
As soon as you start to pursue your dreams, your life wakes up and everything has a meaning. Today Neptune gives you the power to excel and to find the confidence which I see was lacking earlier this month.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Life is a rollercoaster. Enjoy the ride, but don’t forget to buckle up, as the coming days are sure to prove memorable, if a little bumpy along the way. An old friendship is given the chance to be rekindled.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Mars makes it hard for you not to accuse close ones of things they may not have done. Know how far is too far to go, or you could end up losing a friendship you only just got back. Geminis link to a better social life.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
A touch of fame beckons within your career and you begin to feel more confident about the support of those close to you. This is good day to do your sums and figures. You may discover something is in your reach.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
So how do you get through the very sensitive few days you’ve had? Believe and act as if it is impossible for you not to succeed. Romance is well starred and you finally get back your self-confidence.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
There’s someone you need to say thank you to and to show appreciation for, but Mars is stopping you from finding the right words. Come on, fight back and show you can be the bigger person.

If You Were Born Today, November 20th

The year ahead is one of new beginnings as you feel you’re beginning a new chapter of your life. It’s good for enjoying new opportunities, experiences, and perspectives, as well as wonderful social or love opportunities. Your faith increases and you seek out more meaning from your life. You’re in good shape for staying on track and meeting your responsibilities as well. Useful contacts can be made during this period. Your love or social life comes alive this year.

You are a dedicated, family-loving person who is loyal to loved ones. Your personality is highly intuitive and receptive, and the quiet strength that sits just under the surface forms some of your considerable charm. Desirous and passionate, you sometimes over-indulge in the pleasures of life. Because you value partnership so strongly, you must guard against smothering your loved ones. There is a fine line for you between caring and possessiveness. Your strong character is apt to propel you into a leadership position in your career. If so, you are what might be considered a benevolent leader, as you are very big-hearted.

Famous people born today: Bo Derek, Richard Dawson, Gene Tierney, Robert F. Kennedy, Joe Walsh, Edwin Hubble.

Source

Cafe Astrology

Get A Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, November 20th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From the Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
With the Sun behind you at the moment, every day holds the possibility of a miracle. This is the time to have another try at the things that didn’t work out earlier in the year. New work avenues beckon via e mails.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Surround yourself with positive people only, Taurus. You have allowed yourself to be emotionally blackmailed by those who don’t have your best interests at heart. With the help of Mars, know where to draw the line.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Why are you so worried about how things look to others. Shouldn’t how you feel be more important? After all, you are the one who has to live your life and with the decisions you make.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Your time is limited this week, so don’t waste it doing things which can’t bring results. It’s time to tie up those loose ends you’ve left for yourself. New career openings beckon and could see many of you crabs changing vocation.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
You’re ready and willing to put down some roots, but you don’t seem sure who will support you through this. Go to those who are directly involved, or you may make them think you are not capable.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
There’s an immature feel to your chart, which could see you saying and doing all manner of things you may come to regret. Make a mental note of how far is too far to go, or you could end up with a lot of apologising to do.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
The less you say about other people’s lives this week, the better. You see Libra, there is a secretive feel to the stars, which will see many of the signs wanting to keep their private life private.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
You’ve got to have a dream Scorpio and you’ve got to grab it and never let go. Your ruling planet Mars helps you sweet talk anyone into anything. Use this opportunity well. Ring now to hear why this is the perfect time to negotiate home circumstances and affairs.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Try not to accuse people of things they may not have done. Mercury is preventing your judgement from being at its best my friend. Stick to plans today, as those around you are relying on you more than you may realise.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Arrange to see old friends who can give you the confidence boost I know you’re in need of. You’ve found it hard to have faith in your own ideas and opinions recently, but they’re the ones who can give it back to you.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
The most effective way to do things, is to actually do them. A better relationship with a member of family evolves as you all agree to meet each other half way. Patience with paperwork is essential for its successful completion.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
You are the CEO of your life. Don’t allow others to take control, or you will regret it for a very long time to come. Be ready to say yes to impromptu plans tonight. It can and will make your life a more interesting place to be.

Tarot Card of the Day

Seven of Coins


November 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seven of this suit is typically a paean to the humble laborer who is willing to show up every day and sweat in the sun for next season’s bounty. The traditional concept is cultivation, with an attitude that slow and steady wins the race, with faith in nature’s assistance. The protagonist of this card doesn’t make excuses, isn’t whimsical or moody, but is dedicated and sees the job through. Of course, it’s no good to count your chickens before they hatch, but there’s no question that the person who is vigilant over a project is more likely to get the desired result.

Someone who works with nature, cooperating with her ways, will waste less energy and time than the person who works against her. As a side meaning, we sometimes see this normally humble farmer in a moment of frenzy, betting the crop on a roll of the dice. This represents a moment of dementia, addiction or desperation which hopefully will not last long enough for the farmer to lose everything!

 

Daily Love Tarot

The Sun

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November 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sun is an invitation to a supportive relationship in which you can be yourself around your significant other. You feel relaxed and loved, with a sense of peace of heart. You’ve struck gold and entered into a new realm. Keep looking if this is not how you feel because it is how things should be. You can’t expect improvement in a long-term union if you do not take effective steps to create it.

Your Erotic Tarot

The Judgement

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November 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Judgement card represents a sexual awakening, and now that you aren’t afraid to move in a new direction, a whole new world awaits you. What sex positions do you want to try, and which fantasies have you been dying to act out? Being honest with yourself and potential partner(s) about the details of what you desire will help you get what you want faster, and the end result will be much more satisfying. And above all, enjoy your sexual liberation!

Your Daily Rune for November 20, 2017

Mannaz

“Man-az” – Literally: “Mankind”

Esoteric: Humankind, awareness

Rune of the Divine structure of intelligence in the human soul or psyche. Rune of the horizons of human existence and collective potential.

Psi: mind & memory (Hugin & Munin), the difference between human and all other life, development of the intellect, rational mind, perfected intelligence

Energy: psychic order of the gods reflected in humankind, projection of Self into time

Mundane: thinking, planning, analysis, the human condition, people at large (contemporary: the masses)

Divinations: Divine structure, sustainability, intelligence, awareness, social order, divine influence in life; or depression, mortality, blindness, self-delusion, collective suicide, bigotry, elitism, intellectual arrogance.

Governs:

Self-Actualization
Realization of the divine structure in humankind
Increase in intelligence, memory and mental powers (passing tests)
Unlocking the third-eye hvel, the “mind’s eye”
Activating the dynamics of your own inner Christus, or Higher Self
Awareness of our roles as co-creator with the gods and nature
Mental and spiritual potential

 

Your Animal Spirit Guide for November 20, 2017

The Falcon

 

The Wisdom of the Budda

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

Earth Sky News for Monday, November 20th: Watch for the moon and Saturn

Tonight – November 20, 2017 – finds the slender lunar crescent pairing up with the planet Saturn after sunset. As dusk gives way to darkness, look in the southwest sky, and rather close to the sunset point on the horizon, for the lovely celestial couple, the moon and Saturn. Start your search no later than an hour or so after sundown. These two worlds will follow the sun beneath the horizon at or around nightfall.

You might – or might not – see the planet Mercury below the moon and Saturn tonight. Mercury is rather difficult to catch from northerly latitudes, but is easier to spot from the Southern Hemisphere. Several people did catch Mercury Sunday evening, near the very young moon, and sent us photos.

Click here for recommended almanacs; they can provide the setting times for the sun, moon, Saturn and Mercury in your sky.

Our sky charts above and below are for mid-northern North American latitudes, where the waxing crescent moon and Saturn appear especially close together after sunset on November 20, 2017. From the world’s Eastern Hemisphere – Europe, Africa, Asia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand – tonight’s moon appears more to the west of Saturn (and closer to the planet Mercury). See the sky chart below.

On the same date in the Eastern Hemisphere, the moon is more offset to the west of Saturn (and closer to Mercury) than it is in North America. Moreover, the farther east you are in the Eastern Hemisphere (far-eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand), the more the moon is offset toward the previous date on the sky chart. For instance, from far-eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand on November 20. 2017, the moon appears closer to Mercury than to Saturn as darkness falls on November 20.

Of course, when we say the moon is close to Saturn or Mercury, we’re really saying that the moon resides close to Saturn or Mercury on the sky’s dome. The moon is actually nowhere close to these planets in space. Tonight’s moon is only around 252,000 miles (406,000 km) distant from Earth. But Saturn and Mercury lie much father away, at about 4,000 and 400 times the moon’s distance from Earth, respectively.

Click here to find out the moon’s present distance from Earth and click here to find out the present distance of Saturn and Mercury from Earth in astronomical units (AU). One astronomical unit = Earth/sun distance.

Day by day, watch for Saturn to slowly but surely sink downward and closer to Mercury on the sky’s dome. Look for these two worlds to be in conjunction (near the same line of sight) on November 28, 2017.

Bottom line: This evening after sunset – November 20, 2017 – look for the moon and Saturn in the southwest sky. You might – or might not – spot Mercury beneath the moon and Saturn.

 

A Little Humor for Your Day

The Valkyrie Song

Tune: Wagner’s “Flight of the Valkyries”


We fly through the night skies
Flashing our fat thighs,
Picking up dead guys;
You call this a job?

You take the blond guy,
I’ll take the redhead!
Wait, he’s not dead yet;
Let him go…splat!

Chorus:
Woo-oop! Woo-oop!
Woo-oop! Woo-oop!
Woo-oop! Woo-oop!
Woo-oop! Woo-oop!
Oh-h-h-h-h-h!

We’re hunting the Wabbit!
We’re hunting the Wabbit!
We’re hunting the Wabbit!
We’re hunting the Wabbit!

A Little Thought from Me to You…….

I pledge allegiance
to the Earth
Of our Beloved Solar System
and to all
of Her creatures
for here they dwell
One planet
united in harmony
with universal love
and compassion for all.

—2016 livingsky.org

 

 

 

 

For all Your Magickal Needs, Think Magickal Necessities….

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The Witches Digest for Monday, November 20 (The Witches Survival Guide to Mondays)

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The Witches Digest for Monday, November 20

(The Witches Survival Guide to Mondays)

Today is Monday, November 20

 

Monday is the sacred day of the moon, personified as the goddesses Selene, Luna, and Mani. The moon is ruler of flow, affecting the changeable and impressionable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, then the powers of the moon are at their most potent.

Deity: Mani

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Planet: Moon

Tree: Willow

Herb: Chickweed

Stone: Agate

Animal: Crab

Element: Water

Color: Green

Rune: Lagu (L)

 

Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal(Reed) – October 28 – November 24

Runic Half-Month of Nyd – November 13 – November 27

Goddess of the Month of Cailleach/Samhain – October 31 – November 27

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

 

On Monday, November 20th, We Celebrate the Roman Goddess Diana

Areas of Influence: Diana was the Goddess of the hunt and wild animals. She later took over from Luna as the Roman Goddess of the moon.

Despite having no children of her own she is also considered to be a fertility Goddess, worshiped by woman trying to get pregnant and those who wish for an easy labour.

Her trinity of gods included Egeria the water nymph and Virvius the woodland God.

Originally she was Queen of the open sky and possible a sun Goddess in addition to being a moon Goddess as her name means light or bright sky. She is also known as “Lady of the beasts.”

Men fought to the death to for the honour of becoming one of her priests.

She was also said to be the Goddess of slaves and the lower classes who could seek sanctuary in her temples.

Origins and Genealogy: Her parents were Jupiter and Latona and she had a twin brother, Apollo.

In the Pagan tradition she is also said to have had a daughter Aradia who became queen of the witches.

Strengths: Independence and physical strength.

Weaknesses: Disliked men, she was so determined to guard her chastity that she was very vengeful if she felt this was under attack.

Greek Equivalent: Artemis

Symbolism

Diana is often depicted as a beautiful, young, Goddess clad in a short tunic and hunting boots carrying a bow and set of arrows. She is accompanied by a deer or hunting dogs. There are several artworks where this Goddess is illustrated with a crescent moon on her forehead.

Sacred Animal: Deer, bears and hunting dogs.

Sacred Plants: Apple, balm, beech, jasmine, mugwort, oak trees, vervain, and wormwood.

Festivals: Her festival was celebrated on August 13th

Temple: In Rome her main place of worship was the Aventine Temple. There was also a sacred grove of trees on the banks of Lake Nemi. To learn more about this Grove and it’s bloody past click on the link to go to an excellent article by Ludovico Pisani.

Diana’s Archetype’s

The Child of Nature

This stereotype feels most at home outside bonding and communicating with the forces of nature. The child of nature is often emotionally very sensitive and prefers solace and the company of animals to being with people. They are often independent and physically fit.

The shadow aspect abuses animals and destroys the environment around them.

Diana embodies this role as she is the goddess of wild animals. As the huntress she becomes the shadow attribute of this stereotype, killing the animals and attacking anyone who tries to take away her dignity.

The Virgin

This archetype represents the desire to remain sexually pure and uncorrupt, maintaining your energy for other projects. It can also symbolise a deep desire to create brand new ideas and methods of working.

The shadow virgin, resists her sexuality due to fear and revolution of sex and the loss of innocence it symbolizes.

Diana the Roman Goddess like her Greek counterpart protects and cherishes her chastity.

How to work With These Archetypes

The Child of Nature:

To have this particular archetype you need more than a love of nature. Your health and well-being is affected if you are unable to spend time outside working with animals, plants and other nature spirits. Your idea of hell is likely to be working in a busy office in the centre of town.

People who possess the shadow aspect are cruel to animals and have no interest in preserving the natural world.

The Virgin:

This Virgin is one of your main archetypes, if you are continually preserving your vital energies, for spiritual pursuits.

The virgin may also represent a desire to explore virgin territory; inventing refreshing, new ideas and ways of doing things. Call upon this Goddess if you need assistance with this.

On the shadow side, fear and disgust caused by bad past experiences could be preventing you from exploring your sexuality.

Source

Goddess-Guide.com


Monday’s Conjuring

Monday – is associated with the Moon

Candle colors – white or gray

Spellwork for Mondays – Crossroads work to learn to read cards, dealing with family matters, Protection, Truth, Peace, Justice

—Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies
Starr Casas


The Magickal Day of Mondays

Monday is the day of the moon itself, and it’s a day that’s connected to lunar colors like silver, white, or even a pale blue. Metals and gemstones like silver, pearl, opal and moonstone all come into play today.

There are plenty of deities associated with the moon – Thoth and Diana for instance – and herbal correspondences include many members of the mint family. Utilize wintergreen or peppermint, as well as catnip, comfrey, sage and chamomile in your workings.

When it comes to Monday magic, because of that lunar connection, it’s a good time to focus on workings related to childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, and intuition. Do a little bit of self exploration and work on developing your intuition – learn to trust your gut. Celebrate birth and life, and make some magic to fix what is broken.

Author

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by ThoughtCo

A Tidbit or Two for Your Mondays

To incorporate this day’s energy work spells for intuition, peace, fertility, and inspiring your inner muse.

This is a wonderful day to connect to your inner self.

Intuition and inspiration are both enhanced when imbued with moon energy.

Use today’s energy for psychic work, (intuition, divination and clairvoyance), Goddess rituals and faerie magick.


The Witches Guide to Mondays

Monday Magick Power Hours:

Moonrise. Key Words: Magick, dreams, health, love, home and family In the word Monday, we can see part of the word Moon. In the romance languages such as Italian or Spanish, this day of the week is called Lunes and clearly relates to the word lunar. On Mondays, a variety of magick may be worked.

Because Monday centers on the energies of the Moon, things like psychism, dreams, feminine energy, health, success in spiritual pursuits, domestic matters, and things of family origin are especially important this day.

Mondays are best for love magick and anything concerning home or family, thus old saying, Mondays child is fair of face, which seems clearly to relate to the themes of love and health.

Angels of Monday are Gabriel, Arcan, Missabu, and Abuzaha. Arcan is known as the king of the angels of air and the “ruler” of Monday. Abuzaha (Abuzohar) serves Monday, and is very responsive to invocations and ritual magick. Missabu is a ministering angel of Arcan.

Monday is the Best Day For: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing, Eloquence. Planetary Association: Moon Norse Deity Associated With the Day: Frigga Origin of Name: “Monday” is short for “Moon Day” in honor of the day’s alignment with that planetary body.

Deities: Thoth, Selene: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret [Hathor]Monday is the day of moon goddesses Selene, Luna and Mani. Meaning “day of the moon” the name reflects the ancient observance of feast days dedicated to the Moon Goddess or to the planet. Focus on lunar energies, psychic development, dream or astral work, intuition, family, or spirituality.

Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil Aromas: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves

Candle: White

Metal: Silver

Plants: Wintergreen and other mints, catnip, comfrey, sage, chamomile

Use for magick involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions, communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression, artists, poets, and writers.

Marriage, emotional love, family, childbirth, prophecy.

Spells involving emotions, the subconscious,domestic issues and feminine issues. Also, a good day for psychic pursuits and dream work.Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition

Metal: Silver Gemstones: Pearl, opal, moonstone Associations: Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition

Best Colors for today are Silver, white, light blue, Pearls, Creams, Grays, Pale Pinks, Pale Violets, and Pale Blues.

Check whether the moon is waning or waxing to determine what your spell will be. During waning moons, do spells to rid yourself of obstacles or for wisdom and protection. During waxing moons do magic for increase of any kind or to draw something into your life.

On Mondays, the best hour to work is moonrise. Get this information from your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac.

~SpiritualOccultist Calendar

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Monday’s Witchery

 

Think for a moment on all of the witchery, magick and enchantments that you have discovered. Don’t be afraid to adjust spells to suit your own specific needs. Any gentle, illusory, and dreamy charms and spells can be enhanced when you work on the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon. Mondays are a fantastic day to boost your psychic abilities and to tune in to your intuition and empathy. It also gives you the opportunity to work with a different lunar phase each and every Monday, which means in one month you could work four different types of moon magicks on Mondays. How’s that for adding to your repertoire? You are going to have mad skills in no time at all.

So light up those lunar scented candles and add a little mystique to your outfit by wearing an enchanting lunar color. Wear your sparkling silver jewelry and maybe add a pair of dangling silver earrings or a pendant shaped like a crescent moon. Create lunar potions and philters; make a dream catcher and give it as a gift to someone you love. Burn some sandalwood or jasmine-scented incense today to inspire the glamour and magick of the moon. Slice up a favorite variety of fruit that is in season for a snack or share it with your love and enjoy his or her lunar and romantic qualities. Brew up a cup of chamomile tea, enchant it with a little moon magick, and relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Most importantly, get outside tonight and watch the moon for a while. What phase is she in? What color was the moon as she rose? Why not start a journal and write down at what location the moon rises and sets for a few seasons? This is a great way to teach you to tune in and to become more aware of the moon and the influence that she pulls into our lives. Try calling on Selene for her magickal assistance, and call Thoth for wisdom and strength. Get to know the Norse Mani and the Latvian Meness. These gods of the moon have plenty to teach, and if you allow their influence to cycle through your life, you’ll receive many blessings. Be imaginative, and create your own personal lunar magick and witchery. Go on….the moonlight becomes you.

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

The Witches Almanac for Monday, November 20th

Revolution Day (Mexican)

Waxing Moon

Moon Phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Sagittarius

Incense: Lily

Color: Ivory

The Witches Correspondences for Monday, November 20th

Day: Monday ( Moon-day)

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at theirmmost potent. Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.

Monday–The Day of the Moon

 

The moon, like the sun, was an object of wonder in the days of old, and was worshiped almost everywhere in some form or other, but it does not play quite so important a part in story as the sun. Since the moon is paler than the sun and its light soft and gentle, it was often regarded as being a chariot driven by a woman, but the course of the moon-goddess across the sky was similar to that of the sun-god.

Diana, the moon-goddess of the Greeks and Romans, known also as Cynthia, Phoebe, and Arterms, was the twin-sister of Apollo, and drove a golden chariot drawn by milk-white horses. Diana and Apollo were children of Jupiter, and were born in the Island of Delos, where a temple to Apollo was afterwards built. Another of the Seven Wonders of the World was the temple to Diana at Ephesus, on the west coast of Asia Minor. The worship of Diana at Ephesus is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles: “And when the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he saith, ‘Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there who knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of the great Diana and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?'” The temple was destroyed in the year A.D. 263, but remains of it may still be seen.

Diana was also the Goddess of Hunting; she was a skilled archer, and spent the day in huuting, as we have seen in the story of Orion.

The most famous story of Diana is that of her love for Endymion, a young shepherd–a story which has been told by the poets many times. One evening as the moon-goddess was driving silently across the sky, she saw sleeping on a hillside a handsome youth, his resting flock scattered over the gentle slope. Attracted by his beauty, Diana stepped from her chariot and gazed long at his face; then softly stooping, she kissed him lightly on the lips. Endymion, half wakened by her touch, caught a fleeting vision of the fair goddess as she hastened to her chariot. Filled with wonder at the sight, he rose quickly and rubbed his eyes, but all he saw was the bright moon floating across the dark sky, and he thought that he had been dreaming. The next night the goddess came to him again, and again he saw her with his half closed eyes. Each night when the bright rays of the moon fell on his upturned face he dreamed this wonderful dream, but he was always sleeping when the goddess came, and nevr saw her in her full and dazzling beauty. The days now seemed long and dreary to Endymion, and he waited anxiously for the night that he might see again the glorious vision.

Diana was filled with dread at the thought that the beautiful youth would lose his beauty as the years went by, and at last she cast a spell over him while he slept, so that he should never wake again, and carried him away to a cave in a mountain-side known only to herself. There the loving Diana paused each night in her journey across the sky, and gazed on the face of the fair Endymion.

Diana, when hunting in the forest, was attended by a band of wood-nymphs who were her faithful followers. One of these nymphs, Arethusa, was one day cooling herself after the chase on the banks of the River Alpheus, when suddenly the God of the River appeared. The startled nymph ran quickly into the woods, but the god Alpheus pursued her, telling her that he loved her and that she need fear no harm. Arethusa was too frightened to listen to the god, and ran on, till at last, worn out, she prayed to Diana for help. The moon-goddess was ever ready to help her faithful nymphs, and in answer to the prayer transformed the girl into a fountain, which she hid in a thick mist. Alpheus, suddenly losing sight of the nymph, wandered sorrowfully about, calling out her name in his distress. Arethusa now thought that she was safe, but the wind-god, Zephyrus, blew aside the mist, and Alpheus saw a fountain where there had not been one before, and guessed what had happened. He quickly changed himself into a river and rushed towards the fountain, but Arethusa sprang from the rocks and hastened away over the stones and grass. Diana now saw her fresh danger, and made an opening in the ground, through which Arethusa slipped, to find herself in the kingdom of Pluto, the God of the Underworld. Here she wandered until she found another opening, by which she escaped once again into the sunshine on the plain of Sicily. Alpheus, however, at last made his way across the sea to Sicily, where he found Arethusa and won her love. The Greeks believed that flowers cast into the River Alpheus in Greece were carried by the river as gifts to his lover, and appeared later in the fountain of Arethusa in Sicily!

Among the Egyptians the moon was regarded as a god, who was named Thoth (The Measurer). He was also the God of Wisdom, Invention, Writing, and Magic. He was one of the earliest of the Egyptian gods, having come into being at the same time as Ra, the sun-god, and it was he who was said to have created the world. The Romans compared him with Mercury because, like Mercury, he invented writing. As the God of the Moon, he was represented as wearing a crescent moon on his head, and holding in his hand a stylus, a pointed instrument used by the Egyptians for writing on their wax tablets.

The Babylonian moon-god was Sin, the Lord of Wisdom. He was the father of the sun-god, and was one of the greatest of the gods, owing to the fact that the Babylonians regulated their calendar by the moon.

The Angles and Saxons believed that the moon was driven across the sky by Mani, the son of a giant, in a golden chariot drawn by a horse named the All Swift. As in the case of the sun, our ancestors had no distinct goddess of the moon; but we shall read of Mani again in a later chapter.

Hymn to Diana

Queen and huntress, chaste and fair,
Now the sun is laid to sleep,
Seated in thy silver chair,
State in wonted manner keep:
Hesperus entreats thy light,
Goddess excellently bright.
Earth, let not thy envious shade
Dare itself to interpose;
Cynthia’s shining orb was made
Heaven to clear when day did close;
Bless us then with wished sight,
Goddess excellently bright.
Lay thy bow of pearl apart,
And thy crystal shining quiver;
Give unto the flying hart
Space to breathe, how short soever,
Thou that mak’st a day of night,
Goddess excellently bright.

BEN JONSON–Cynthia’s Revels.

Monday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell Selene’s Ritual

 

Try working this spell on a Monday while both the moon and the sun are in the sky at the same time. During certain phases of the waning moon, the moon can be seen in the morning sky (or in the new to waxing moon phase, in the evening sky just before the sun sets). This time-when both the sun and the moon are visible in the sky-is believed to be a time of incredible magickal power. Should also mention this is a great spell to work on a Full Moon night, just adjust the opening line.

 

Selene’s Ritual

• 1 white taper candle
• 1 silver taper candle
• 2 candle holders
• A white rose in a vase
• Matches or a lighter
• Sandalwood incense and an incense holder

Set up this ritual on a safe, flat surface. Arrange your work area so that you can see the moon, no matter what phase she is in. When you are ready to begin, light the candles and the incense. Center yourself, and repeat the spell below three times:

Monday is the magickal day of the Moon
In this enchanted time, hear this Witch’s tune
See the white and silver candles burning so bright
I call the Goddess Selene for her help this night
Practical solutions are her shining gifts, you see
Lady, show me the way; as I will, so mote it be.

Lift up your face to the moon and take nice deep, even breaths. Concentrate on the moon, and let your mind drift. Allow your eyes to blink naturally as you meditate on Selene, Lady of the Moon, and what messages she may have for you. If it helps, close your eyes; just keep your face tipped so the light of the moon shines down on you.

Close by saying:

Selene, I thank you for your time and care
I close this spell now by the powers of earth, water, fire and air.

Snuff out your illumination candles. You may save these candles to use on the full moon or anytime you call on Selene. Enjoy the rose until it starts to fade, then carefully fully gather the petals and spread them out to dry in a single layer. After they have dried, store them in an airtight, nonporous container (old glass canning jars are ideal for this purpose). Then use those enchanted petals in lunar philter and potion recipes or in any spell where you need to speed things up. Keep your eyes open, and see how Selene’s power and your moon magick go to work in your life.

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

“22 Commandments” For The New Age

Ann Waldrum

1. You shall learn of Honesty and attempt to heal your fear of it, to use this in daily living.
2. You shall learn to Love Unconditionally–beginning with your-self.
3. You shall help all people in your worlds come to physical healing.
4. You shall dwell on things of high and pure energy in others and self to change Earth.
5. You will learn and practice Pure Service — unconditional and with love energy.
6. You will release Judgment into the Void–You will see, identify and choose for yourself Only.
7. You will Recognize One God –the God that corresponds to your vision.
8. You will destroy no one in any way — through gossip — through killing their gifts — discouraging self love by injuring the physical body by foreign substance — incorrect foods — incorrect labor.
9. You will use your mind in the way the Source prepared — by faithfulness of prayer — by study and spiritual growth.
10. You will learn self discipline so that you respond to the Earth with wisdom.
11. You will take full responsibility for your own life — blaming no other.
12. You will seek to learn about your God — seeing the Connection clearly.
13. You will be known for your Gentleness, your Loyalty, Kindness, according to your beliefs.
14. You will grow in Peace by change of attitude and understanding of others.
15. You will learn to respond and act from the Highest Center of Inner God — the Love Response.
16. You will learn to Love All Mankind by seeing the Highest in all people without exception.
17. You will promote the healing of Mind, Body, and Spirit by teaching and living the belief in Man’s Divinity.
18. You will show faithfulness in your study of yourself and your persona (masks) in order to Free All Parts of Self.
19. You will Live your life as ordained by your faithfulness to the Truth, as you understand the Truth.
20. You will Speak in Love, Honesty and Wisdom.
21. You will Think in Love, Honesty and Wisdom.
22. You will live in Moderation (Balance) in All Areas of your life.

Theforegoing was delivered on July 20, 1989, through the trance-mediumship of Carla Neff Gordan by the Spirit Guide “Mary.” Mary stated that these ideas will also be released through other mediums in six different areas of the world. In preface to these “Commandments” Mary said the following:

“You are a loving,connected community of like-minded souls assisting through our inner connection. You are becoming a profound source
of awakening for your world. These rules are to open your hearts, to teach you self-love, to calm your emotion to help you to live in
reality that you have wished. To grow, first you must become a source of service. There must be a difference in earth because you have
walked here. Now is the time of shifting your energy into a higher place through unconditional love. A part of your purpose is to heal
the earth through holy, or wholeness, relationships. You will begin now.”

 

Home & Hearth Magick for Monday, November 20th

On Monday, casts for matters concerning the home, emotions and nurturing.

Planetary Influence: The Moon

Household Symbols: Silver platters and bowls, moon shapes

Color: White and Silver

Kitchen Spices: Lemon rind and wintergreen.

Source

Cottage Witchery Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Ellen Dugan

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Other Spirituality 365 Days a Year for November 20th

Deadman’s Day, Feast of St. Edmund

Edmund, like William Rufus, reigns among those who have been herald as divine victims-the king slain for the love of the land and his people. Edmund was the king of East Angles in 865. In 869, he was captured by the Vikings, who offered to spare his life were he to share his kingdom with their leader, Ingvarr the Bonless. Edmund refused to relinquish any of his land or people to the heathen leader. Thus, Edmund was tied to a tree and used for target practice for the Danish archers, after which he was beheaded. Following his ritualistic death, his head was thrown into a thicket. When his followers happened upon it they found a grey wolf guarding the head. His tomb, in the holy city of Saint Edmundsbury, has been the site of many miracles, and it was upon his bones that the barons swore their oath that led to the Magna Carter-the beginning of human rights in England.

 

“May you listen to your longing to be free.
May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your soul.
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart …something good is going to happen to you.
May you find harmony between your soul and your life.
May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place.
May you know the eternal longing that lies at the heart of time.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.
May you never place walls between the light and yourself.
May you be set free from the prisons of guilt, fear, disappointment and despair.
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you,
mind you, and embrace you in belonging.

– John O’Donahoe

 

Wishing You & Yours A Very Beautiful & Blessed Monday! May The Goddess Fill Your Life With Her Love & Beauty!

celtic doves

Welcome to the Witches Digest for Monday, November 20

Bright Blessings

 

Earth Mother
Giver of life
Strengthen me during my life-long strife.
Teach me Your ways of perfect love,
peace, and wisdom true.
Spawn from my purest heart
These words to You
May this prayer help me to better
myself in word and deed,
To a higher plane I shall succeed.
Beautiful Light of Goodness Fair
Lore of old we both do share
A Witch’s brew, I drink to You
My love for You, by day, by night
In thought and in sight
Will my soul learn
the meaning of this life again.

—Author Unknown
Originally published on Pagan Library


Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Monday, November 20

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 140.73° SE
Sun Altitude: 22.01°
Sun Distance: 91.842 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2017 10:27 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:42 am↑ 115° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:42 pm↑ 245° West
Length of Daylight: 9 hours, 59 minutes

 

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 121.24° ESE
Moon Altitude: 6.81°
Moon Distance: 252011 mi
Next Full Moon: Dec 3, 20179:46 am
Next New Moon: Dec 18, 201712:30 am
Next Moonset: Today6:38 pm
Current Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon’s Illumination: 4.3%

 

The Lunar Calendar
Moon Phase Tonight: Waxing Crescent
First Quarter: Nov 26, 2017 at 11:02 am
(Next Phase)
New Moon: Nov 18, 2017 at 5:42 am
(Previous Phase)

Source

timeanddate.com

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Those Down Under, November 21

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 154.29° SSE
Sun Altitude: -32.01°
Sun Distance: 91.842 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 22, 2017 3:27 am (Summer)
Sunrise Today: 5:40 am↑ 115° Southeast
Sunset Today: 7:41 pm↑ 245° West
Length of Daylight: 14 hours, 1 minute

 

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 182.25° S
Moon Altitude: -37.78°
Moon Distance: 252013 mi
Next Full Moon: Dec 4, 20172:46 am
Next New Moon: Dec 18, 20175:30 pm
Next Moonrise: Today7:39 am
Current Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon’s Illumination: 4.3%

 

The Lunar Calendar
Moon Phase Tonight: Waxing Crescent
First Quarter: Nov 27, 2017 at 4:02 am
(Next Phase)
New Moon: Nov 18, 2017 at 10:42 pm
(Previous Phase)

Source

timeanddate.com

About the Waxing Crescent Phase

The waxing crescent phase is the moon’s first step toward fullness. And it’s a very visible shift — the moon is completely invisible (while it’s new) until a tiny sliver is illuminated. The moon is considered a crescent only when less than one half of it is visible. According to astrologer and medium Natalia Kuna, this lunar phase presents us with a major opportunity for change.

Where the new moon is restorative and the full moon is expansive and specific to the time of year, the waxing crescent moon is a call to action. Regardless of the season or month, this is a great time to work toward the goals that are right in front of you. Tackle those home improvement projects that have piled up; start that awkward conversation with your manager; or finally adopt a dog.

If you think all of this go-getting will feel forced, you might be surprised. The waxing crescent moon encourages positivity and faith, so even the most steadfast pessimists may be more likely to leap without a net during this phase.

Of course, the moon shouldn’t take the blame for completely reckless behavior. But, if you’re usually timid about inciting change, this is absolutely your invitation to act boldly. Ride this wave of energy as long as you can — before you know it, it’ll be time to look inward and reflect all over again with the next new moon.

Source

Refinery29


Your Astrology for Monday, November 20

The Moon is in Sagittarius.
The Moon is void from 7:26 PM forward (until tomorrow at 2:13 AM).
The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
The New Moon occurred on the 18th in the sign of Scorpio, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on the 26th.
Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from December 3-22).


Your Astrology for Tuesday, November 21

(For Those Down Under)

The Moon is in Sagittarius until 2:13 AM, after which the Moon is in Capricorn.
The Moon is void until 2:13 AM (since yesterday at 7:26 PM).
The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
The New Moon occurred on the 18th in the sign of Scorpio, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on the 26th.
Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from December 3-22).
The Sun enters Sagittarius today (the Sun transits Sagittarius from November 21-December 21).

 


What’s in Store by the Stars

November 20, 2017

The Moon spends another full day in the sign of Sagittarius, prompting us to try something new, move beyond our usual bounds, and seek out truth and meaning. We take a philosophical attitude to problems or challenges in our lives. A change of scenery is in order today, and new experiences and adventures satisfy an emotional need. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. The Moon harmonizes with Uranus and aligns with Saturn, stimulating our need for change, progress, and improvement, but keeping us grounded. Venus and Pluto are moving towards a sextile, exact tomorrow, and we appreciate depth in our interactions.

Your Daily Planetary Overview for November 20th

The Moon spends another full day in the sign of Sagittarius, prompting us to try something new, move beyond our usual bounds, and seek out truth and meaning. We take a philosophical attitude to problems or challenges in our lives. A change of scenery is in order today, and new experiences and adventures satisfy an emotional need. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. The Moon harmonizes with Uranus and aligns with Saturn, stimulating our need for change, progress, and improvement, but keeping us grounded.

Venus and Pluto are moving towards a sextile, exact tomorrow, and we appreciate depth in our interactions.

The Moon is void from 7:27 PM EST, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Saturn), until the Moon enters Capricorn the next day, Tuesday, November 21st, at 2:14 AM EST.

Your Daily Planetary Overview for November 21

(For Those Down Under)

The Moon ends its transit of Sagittarius and enters Capricorn at 2:14 AM EST. Venus forms a sextile to Pluto this morning, and if we seize the opportunity, we can advance our interests with finances and relationships. Our feelings are impassioned in a pleasant manner. We are focused and confident, and we appreciate depth of feeling and authenticity in our dealings with others. This can be a good time for doing what we love, following our passions, or pursuing a pleasure heartily

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The Moon in Capricorn is practical, earthy, smart, and particularly resourceful later today around the Moon’s sextile to Jupiter.

The Sun enters Sagittarius tonight and will transit the sign until December 21st. With the Sun in Sagittarius, our focus shifts from the need for an intimate connection with a person and with ourselves, to the desire to reach out to the world and connect with something bigger than ourselves. While the Sun moves through this fiery, mutable sign, we’re driven to take steps to increase our understanding and awareness of the world around us. We muster up the courage to expand our horizons and branch out into new ways of thinking. We can gain more confidence and optimism by focusing on the “big picture” as we move away from our focus on the details of mundane existence. Although we may be prone to overdoing our expectations, we have the opportunity to nurture our faith, hope, and vision under this influence.

The Moon ends its void period when it enters Capricorn at 2:14 AM EST.

The Witches Current Moon Phase for November 20th

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 4%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

PHASE DETAILS FOR – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 4%
Moon Age: 1.81 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,089.36 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,786,050.71 km

Source

MoonGiant.com

The Witches Current Moon Phase for Those Down Under on November 21

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 8%

Tommorow the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

PHASE DETAILS FOR – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 8%
Moon Age: 2.71 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,502.64 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,756,313.87 km

Source

MoonGiant.com


The sky this week for November 20 to 26

A New Moon, a blazing Jupiter, and the Summer Triangle are all in the sky this week.
By Richard Talcott

Monday, November 20

Look for a two-day-old waxing Moon low in the southwest about 45 minutes after sunset. Although the slim crescent appears only 5 percent lit, its unlit portion should show the faint illumination of earthshine. If you turn binoculars toward the Moon, you’ll also see Saturn 3° to its lower left. Then, scan toward the horizon and you should pick up Mercury 8° directly below Luna.

Tuesday, November 21

Head outside a half-hour before sunrise and you’ll find Jupiter blazing low in the east-southeast. The giant planet glows at magnitude –1.7 and stands out against the twilight. If you look 8° to Jupiter’s lower left, you should see magnitude –3.9 Venus gleaming just 5° above the horizon. The two planets were in conjunction last week, but they are now pulling away from each other. While Jupiter climbs higher and appears more prominent with each passing day, Venus dips closer to the Sun’s glare and soon will disappear.

The Moon reaches apogee, the farthest point in its orbit around Earth, at 1:53 p.m. EST. It then lies 252,358 miles (406,132 kilometers) from Earth’s center.

Wednesday, November 22

Neptune’s westward motion against the background stars comes to a halt today. The distant planet appears highest in the south around the end of evening twilight and sets around midnight. The magnitude 7.9 world lies in Aquarius, 0.6° south of the 4th-magnitude star Lambda (λ) Aquarii. You’ll need binoculars to spy Neptune and a telescope to see its blue-gray disk, which spans 2.3″.

Thursday, November 23

After the Sun sets this evening, look low in the southwest for Mercury. For observers at 35° north latitude, the innermost planet lies 7° above the horizon 30 minutes after sunset. (It appears somewhat higher the farther south you live.) Binoculars will help you to find the magnitude –0.4 object in the twilight glow. Today marks the peak of Mercury’s evening apparition because it reaches its maximum elongation from the Sun (22°).

Friday, November 24

Although Thanksgiving weekend signifies autumn to many people, the stars of both summer and winter appear prominent in late November’s evening sky. If you head out around 9 p.m. local time and look toward the west, you’ll see the bright stars of the Summer Triangle. These three luminaries — Vega, Deneb, and Altair — stand out nicely. Deneb appears highest (nearly halfway to the zenith), while the brightest, Vega, lies farthest to the north. Now, if you turn around and face east, you’ll find stars normally associated with winter. Betelgeuse, Rigel, Aldebaran, and Capella all clear the horizon before 8 p.m. and appear conspicuous an hour later.

The variable star Algol in Perseus reaches minimum brightness at 3:49 a.m. EST tomorrow morning. If you start watching it late this evening, you can see its brightness diminish by 70 percent over the course of about five hours as its magnitude drops from 2.1 to 3.4. This eclipsing binary star runs through a cycle from minimum to maximum and back every 2.87 days. Algol appears nearly overhead around 11 p.m. local time and remains well above the northwestern horizon until dawn.

Saturday, November 25

While the stars of summer and winter remain on view these late November evenings, the stars of spring are not so lucky. The Big Dipper swings low in the north at this time of year. Although this conspicuous asterism never sets from much of the United States and Canada, it does come close. And the star at the end of the handle — magnitude 1.9 Eta (η) Ursae Majoris — does dip below the horizon around 9 p.m. local time for viewers south of 40° north latitude.

Mars stands out in the eastern sky before dawn this week. The magnitude 1.7 Red Planet rises more than three hours before the Sun and appears 20° high as twilight starts to paint the sky. It resides among the background stars of Virgo, and this morning it appears 4° above the Maiden’s brightest star, 1st-magnitude Spica. Unfortunately, the view through a telescope proves disappointing — Mars spans just 4″ and shows no detail.

Sunday, November 26

First Quarter Moon occurs at 12:03 p.m. EST. As darkness descends across the Northern Hemisphere this evening, observers will find the half-lit Moon due south and nearly halfway from the horizon to the zenith. Our satellite spends the night in the constellation Aquarius the Water-bearer.

Source

The Astronomy Magazine

A Very Beautiful & Blessed Sunday Morning To All Our Brothers & Sisters of the Craft!

First off, I have got to show you something so cute and there are other varieties of this little beauty on the store. Check this out…..

 

 

 

Dragon Leather Embossed Journal Key Chain.

Real embossed mini leather blank book, with real blank parchment pages. Measures approximately 2 x 1.75 x .5 inches Comes with 60 pages of Handmade Linen Parchment Paper. Just like our Leather Embossed Journals only smaller

We also have pentagram, Celtic Cross, Tree of Life and a few more. I just fell in love with these little journals. Now if I learn to write that little I will be doing good.

You can view these little beauties at Magickal Necessities. This link take you right straight to them.

 

 

I haven’t made up my mind yet what we are doing here today. We have some new bracelets in and I am also looking at a huge dust ball on my door hinge. We might clean house after we get through putting the bracelets on the store, who knows? The day is still young.

 

I wanted to talk to you a minute about something, I don’t want you to feel like I have been pushing the store down your throats. Because I have. To some I have to explain because we have picked up several new members. A little over a month ago, I lost one of my dearest and best friends I ever had. Her name was Mystie and we grew up together. I was closer to her and her brother than my own sister (she was 22 years old than me). I always thought of Mystie as my sister. She went out on night and never made it back home. She was killed by a semi-truck that crossed over into her lane. It was absolutely horrible. The accident happened out of state, that was sheer torture. What was worse was having to tell the two boys she left behind their mother was gone. Mystie’s wishes was for Lord M (her brother) and myself to raise the boys. As the biggest part of you know, they are now living with me. Their uncle is back home trying to sell his place and move down here. He has had a few offers but everyone wants him to drop the price so long it is pathetic. I don’t know if he will be here for Thanksgiving or not. I am planning on him not being.

 

So what does all this have to do with me pushing the store on you, I want to raise enough money to take the boys out to eat for Thanksgiving. Don’t gasp in horror that I am not cooking, we will have a turkey here too. I can relate to these boys all to well. I lost my mother when I was eleven years old.  The memories after the time of her death till haunt me to this day. I remember the first Thanksgiving we had without her. That was the most miserable and heart breaking experience of my life. Daddy had to bring up about the past Thanksgivings and what momma did and how much her missed her. I guess he thought the rest of us didn’t miss her. My sister had cooked, which she hated to do. But it wasn’t the same, my mind wondered back to the wonderful mother and woman I had lost. She would never live to see me grow up. She would never see her grandchildren. Till this day, I wish to the Goddess she was still alive. I did nothing that entire day except dwell on my mother and you can’t imagine what a horrible memory I have of that day. Probably the reason I don’t enjoy any of the holidays anymore.

 

I have tried to keep the boys occupied to the best of my ability. I want them to grieve for Mystie but I want them to also move on. I know she would have wanted that also. Most of all I don’t want them to experience the kind of Thanksgiving I had. Mystie had her own seat at my house. I don’t want them looking at that empty chair as I had to do with my mother. I want to take them out, take their minds off of some of the pain they are going through and realize life does exist after the loss of a loved one. If we stay here, I know what it will be. There will be crying, sadness and grief, oh so much grief, because I loved their Mother just as much  as they did. I don’t want to have to look at her empty seat either. I figure getting them out of the house, going to a local buffet which is serving turkey and dressing and enjoying the day, will help some. It’s not an answer but at least they won’t be miserable and broken hearted all day. After we eat, I figure we will drive to the game reserve and go on a nature walk. I haven’t figured out how but I do plan on honoring Mystie’s memory. It is a fine line you walk, trying to let the boys know they must go on with life. Then wondering if they think I am trying to wipe their mother’s memory for their minds altogether. I hope they don’t think that because that is not my intentions at all. I want them to grow up and their lives be a honor to their Mother’s life & memory, who was taken all too soon.

 

One more thing and I will hush, one of the boys have been angry and I can understand that. We have talked a lot and unfortunately he thinks I know everything (poor kid). In one of our talks, he asked me the hardest question, I had ever been asked in my life. Why was my mother taken? You prepare yourself  for anything and everything except a question like that. I thought for a moment and of course, no one has an answer for that question but one came…..I asked him how much he knew our his mother’s beliefs and our religion. He said a little, not much. I told him that we believe when we learn all we can in one life, we move on to another. The Goddess calls us to the Summerlands. We stay there for a bit and then we reincarnate. Perhaps Mystie had learned everything she was suppose to in this life and was called home. He asked then why were we left motherless? I told him, he wasn’t motherless, his mother would walk beside him every day of his life. When he needed her all he had to do is call. Then he had the Goddess on the other side walking with him. There were no two better ladies he could have to walk with him, protect him and love him throughout his life. Just as Mystie had fulfilled the Goddess’ plan for her, now it was time for him to start his own Path. The Goddess knew he was a strong, young man and She knew it would be difficult for him to handle his mother’s loss but he would get through it. She also knew that he would never be alone on this plane as long as his uncle and I lived and breathed. I told him it is hard to understand and the human mind can’t really grasp the idea of death but it is a part of life we all have to accept when it comes. I talked some more, which I won’t bore you with but when it was all said and done, he hugged me. He also brought tears to my eyes when he told me, he wanted to believe as his mother did and as I do.

 

So you now know my motives behind pushing the store so hot and heavy, I want two young men to have a nice Thanksgiving in spite of everything that has happened.

In case I haven’t told you recently….

Thank you for everything you do and have done for these boys and me and most of all,

I love you,

Lady A