A Look at The Universe

Witch’s Broom in the Western Veil of the Veil Nebula

(Sorry I tried to make this picture bigger and it did not work. :o{ )

The New General Catalogue, an astronomical compendium of deep space objects, names this nebula NGC 6960. Its unofficial name is a touch more poetic: Witch’s Broom. Located in the Veil Nebula, it’s part of the remnants of a star 20 times the size of our sun that went supernova, exploding roughly 8,000 years ago. The long, slender filaments of the Witch’s Broom are part of an expanding blast wave from the supernova that’s shocking, heating, and transforming interstellar gasses as it goes. The bright spot at the nebula’s upper edge is the giant star 52 Cygni in the constellation Cygnus.

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Free Witch/Pagan/Wiccan 2021 Calendar – Printable Part 1

To kick off the New Year, here is Part 1 of a quick and simple list-style guide to witchy days to remember for the first half of 2021. FREE PDF printable 2021 Witch-Pagan-Wiccan Calendar at the end of the post!

All dates are based on Northern Hemisphere, pacific standard time and reference holidays in the United States (Federal holidays), Canada (Public holidays), and the United Kingdom (Bank holidays). If you enjoy this, maybe share it with someone!

January 2021

January 2021 Moon & Sun

  • Sun starting in Capricorn to Aquarius on the 19th
  • January 6 – Last Quarter in Libra
  • January 12 – New Moon in Capricorn
  • January 20 – First Quarter in Taurus
  • January 28 – Full Moon in Leo

January 2021 Days to Know

  • January 1 – New Years Day (Federal/Public/Bank holiday)
  • January 2-3 – Quadrantids Meteor Shower – above average shower, up to 40 meteors per hour at peak
  • January 17 – World Religion Day
  • January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Federal holiday)
  • January 24 – Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
  • January 27 – Holocaust Remembrance Day/The International Day of Commemoration

February 2021

February 2021 Moon & Sun

  • Sun starting in Aquarius to Pisces on the 18th
  • February 4 – Last Quarter in Scorpio
  • February 11 – New Moon in Aquarius
  • February 19 – First Quarter in Gemini
  • February 27 – Full Moon in Virgo

February 2021 Days to Know

  • February is Black History Month
  • February 1 – National Freedom Day
  • February 1-2 – Imbolc/Candlemas [Greater Sabbat] (Lammas/Lughnasadh in the Southern Hemisphere)
  • February 2 – Groundhog Day
  • February 11 – Asian-American Women’s Equal Pay Day
  • February 12 – Lunar/Chinese New Year (Chinese)
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • February 15 – Presidents Day/Washington’s Birthday (Federal holiday)
  • February 15 – National Flag Day (Public holiday)
  • February 15 – Islander Day/Family Day/Nova Scotia Heritage Day
  • February 26 – Yukon Heritage Day

March 2021

March 2021 Moon & Sun

  • Sun starting in Pisces to Aries on the 20th
  • March 5 – Last Quarter in Sagittarius
  • March 13 – New Moon in Pisces
  • March 21 – First Quarter in Cancer
  • March 28 – Full Moon/Supermoon in Libra

March 2021 Days to Know

  • March is Women’s History Month
  • March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • March is National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • March 13 – April 15 is Deaf History Month
  • March 1 – St. David’s Day
  • March 6 – Mercury at greatest western elongation
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day
  • March 14 – Daylight Savings Time Starts (US and Canada)
  • March 15,17 – St. Patrick’s Day (Bank holiday)
  • March 19,20 – Ostara/Spring Equinox [Greater Sabbat] (Mabon/Autumn (Vernal) Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere)
  • March 20 – Venus at greatest western elongation
  • March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 25 – International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • March 28 – Daylight Savings Time Starts (UK)
  • March 31 – International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • March 31 – Cesar Chavez Day (Federal holiday)

April 2021

April 2021 Moon & Sun

  • Sun starting in Aries to Taurus on the 19th
  • April 4 – Last Quarter in Capricorn
  • April 11 – New Moon in Aries
  • April 19 – First Quarter in Leo
  • April 26 – Full Moon/Supermoon in Scorpio

April 2021 Days to Know

  • April is Celebrate Diversity Month
  • April is Autism Awareness Month
  • April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 2 – Good Friday (Public/Bank holiday)
  • April 5 – Easter Monday (Public holiday)
  • April 12 – Hindi New Year
  • April 13 – Equal Pay Day
  • April 22,23 – Lyrids Meteor Shower – average shower, up to 20 meteors per hour at peak, but obstructed by the light of the almost full moon
  • April 22 – Earth Day
  • April 23 – The Day of Silence
  • April 23 – Shakespeare Day

May 2021

May 2021 Moon & Sun

  • Sun starting in Taurus to Gemini on the 20th
  • May 3 – Last Quarter in Aquarius
  • May 11 – New Moon in Taurus
  • May 19 – First Quarter in Leo
  • May 26 – Full Moon/Supermoon in Sagittarius

May 2021 Days to Know

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month
  • May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • May is Older Americans Month
  • May is Jewish American Heritage Month
  • May 1 – Beltane/May Day [Greater Sabbat] (Samhain in the Southern Hemisphere)
  • May 3 – Early may Bank Holiday (Bank holiday)
  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
  • May 6 – National Day of Prayer
  • May 6,7 – Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower – above average shower, up to 60 meteors per hour at peak in Southern Hemisphere, 30 in Northern Hemisphere
  • May 9 – Mother’s Day
  • May 17 – Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
  • May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
  • May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • May 24 – Victoria Day (Public holiday)
  • May 26 – Total Lunar Eclipse – visible through the Pacific Ocean and parts of eastern Asia, Japan, Australia and western North America
  • May 31 – Memorial Day (Federal holiday)
  • May 31 – Spring Bank Holiday (Bank holiday)

June 2021

June 2021 Moon & Sun

  • Sun staring in Gemini to Cancer on the 21st
  • June 2 – Last Quarter in Pisces
  • June 10 – New Moon in Gemini
  • June 17 – First Quarter in Virgo
  • June 24 – Full Moon/Supermoon in Capricorn

June 2021 Days to Know

  • June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month
  • June is Immigrant Heritage Month
  • June 10 – Annular Solar Eclipse – visible to extreme eastern Russia, the Arctic Ocean, western Greenland, and Canada. Partial eclipse is visible in the northeastern United States, Europe, and most of Russia
  • June 15 – Native American Citizenship Day
  • June 19 – Juneteenth/Freedom Day/Emancipation Day
  • June 20 – Father’s Day
  • June 20,21 – Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice [Greater Sabbat] (Yule/Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere)
  • June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 28 – Stonewall Riots 1969
  • June 30 – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Day

So, so, so much more coming soon, including the second half of the year and a calendar page per month! Do you know of a date or event that should be included? Leave a comment letting me know!

I hope your 2021 brings so much more than you can even imagine!

Click here to be able to print part 1 of the Pagan Calendar for 2021

MOTHER EARTH/GAIA/ALL EARTH GODDESS’ EARTH DAY April 22, 2021

ALWAYS TRY TO LEAVE THE PLACES YOU TRAVEL CLEANER THAN WHEN YOU GOT THERE!

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Restore or Earth” As Pagans and/or Witches it is our duty to help clean up, plant new life, etc. for the Earth Goddess (Whatever name you may caller by). We are conservationists working at ground level to restore and keep the Earth Goddess clean. This way she can continue providing us with all living things that we make our shelter from the weather from, the clothes we wear, and the food we eat.

Remember to pick up after your dog as their scat has E.coli in it which if enough of it seeps into the ground our water and food sources could be come contaminated. Making our water undrinkable and our food inedible.

Treat her with love and respect

We thank you (insert the Earth Goddess’ name you use) for nourishing all living things that help to protect and nourish our physical bodies.

May we always strive to make you a beautiful and healthy in our every day lives.

These are our words to offer our help. This is our will to make our word rings true.

So Mote It Be ( Use whatever words you end your spellcasting and/or prayers with.)

Your Daily Correspondences for Saturday

Gothic and Dark Images, Pics, Comments, Graphics
Correspondences for Saturday

Magickal Intentions: Spirit Communications, Meditation, Psychic Attack or Defense, Locating Lost Things and Missing Persons, Building, Life, Doctrine, Protection, Knowledge, Authority, Limitations, Boundaries, Time and Death
Incense: Black Poppy Seed and Myrrh
Planet: Saturn
Sign: Capricorn and Aquarius
Angel: Cassiel
Colors: Black, Grey and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Myrrh, Moss, Hemlock, Wolfsbane, Coltsfoot, Nightshade and Fir
Stones: Jet, Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, Black Onyx, Snowflake Obsidian, Lava, Pumice
Oil: (Saturn) Cypress, Mimosa, Myrrh, Patchouli

Saturn lends its energies to the last day of the week. Because Saturn is the planet of karma, this day is an excellent time for spellwork involving reincarnation, karmic lessons, the Mysteries, wisdom, and long-term projects. It is also a good time to being efforts that deal with the elderly, death, or the eradication of pests and disease.

Need the Day Off

With the yo-yo temps and rain passing through where I live I’m having a very bad fibromyalgia flare. It hurts to type. I hopefully will be feeling better tomorrow to get Monday posts up.

Have a beautiful, relaxing day!

Sunday, March 14th Northern Hemisphere Spring Ahead

TURN YOUR CLOCKS A HEAD 1 HOUR THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021

Time Changes Are Happening Starting This Coming Weekend

Please bear with me as I figure out what countries change from either daylight savings time to standard and vise versa. This reflects the Current Planetary Positions. It is not as easy as you may think it is. For example the United States of America changing to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 14 at 2:00 CDT but Australia does not switch from Daylight Savings Time to Standard time until Sunday, April 4 at 2:00 AEST. So this changes how many hours ahead Australia is of the U.S.A. I just get to pull my hair out twice a year but it grows back fast…LOL! I will try my best to get the times right and the abbreviation for the different time zone I do posts for daily.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this confusing time.

Witch Quickie Wednesday – Red Brick Dust Ancestor Candle Protection by The Silver Sage Witch of witchcraftandmore.com

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THE FULL and NEW MOON CALENDAR

(From Moongiant.com 

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born. )

 

Humans have a strong affinity for the moon and it’s been an important part of our history and culture. The moons waxing and waning has formed the basis for calendars across continents and cultures. Here is a current calendar to track the Full Moon and New Moon schedule throughout the year. Below are the Full and New Moon for 2020 and 2021.

WHY THE FULL MOON IS IMPORTANT

The full moon has been affiliated with harvests, festivals, wolves, and insanity. The very word “lunacy” stems from people’s ideas of mental stability and the moon’s phases. Full moons have captured imaginations across cultures and time, and many cultures have named the various full moons. 2020 is notable in that it will not have twelve full moons, but thirteen. The thirteenth full moon is called a blue moon. About every nineteen years, the opposite occurs, in that February will not have a full moon. This is referred to as a black moon. Each moon of the year has its own name and connotations depending on the season.

 

January’s full moon is often referred to as the Wolf Moon. It can also be called the Moon after Yule, in reference to the pagan holiday of Yule supplanted by Christmas. The early Catholic Church incorporated pagan holidays into their calendar to help conversion, which is why they coincide with holidays like Yule or solstice celebrations. February’s moon is usually called the Snow Moon since it tends to snow a lot in February. Some Native American tribes call it a Hunger Moon due to scarce food supplies.

March’s full moon is called the Worm Moon to signify the return of earthworms in the winter…

To see the calendar and the rest of the information please click on this link

Goddess Calendar for February 2020 by Kimberly F. Moore

“The Sun’s path has returned to where it was at Samhain. Take some time to notice the quality of the light, for it is the same now as that shimmering magical glow of late October. But instead of the season of dark and silence before us, in the Northern Hemisphere, the season of light and growth lies ahead. And so we prepare ourselves with rites of renewal, cleansing, and commitment. We celebrate the first stirrings of Spring.” – Beth Owl’s Daughter, “The Days of Imbolc”

Welcome February!

While Spring Equinox marks the official start of Spring, there is another festival that marks the unofficial “stirrings” of Spring called Imbolc (celebrated February 1-2). It is the quickening of the Goddess as she prepares to cast off Winter and turn her energy to the renewal of Earth. Think of a seed deep within Gaia, the promise of new growth. This is the time when those seeds are quickening, preparing to burst, and eventually bloom into the fertility of Spring. The light grows as well, pulling us steadily out of the darkness of winter. We know Spring is coming even as we remain deep in the womb of Goddess. The church appropriated this ancient Feast and calls it Candlemas and it also coincides with our Beloved Goddess Brigid’s Day.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are entering the in-between Winter time. Could be snow, could be a crocus. Could be 5 degrees, could be 50 degrees. HolyDays and celebrations mark another turn on the Goddess Wheel of the Year and usher in the early Spring festivals like Chinese New Year, Vasant Panchami (Saraswati’s birthday), and Ganesha’s Spring celebration that all occurred at the end of January.

To check out the rest of this month’s Goddesses please click here.

From Pennsylvania USA, Groundhog Day 2021: Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter

I don’t know about all of you but even as a child I thought they had the predictions backwards. I mean wouldn’t it make more sense if the groundhog didn’t see his shadow that there would be 6 more weeks of winter? Anyway, no matter whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not according to the Sabbat dates on our Northern Hemisphere Wheel of The Year from Imbolc we go approximately 6 weeks and 4 to 5 days to when we celebrate Ostara. I wonder if it means 6 more weeks until fall starts in the Southern Hemisphere? Today is Lammas in the Southern Hemisphere and the end of the 6 weeks and 4 to 5 days would be on Mabon. Well enough of my ramblings on the actual Groundhog Day not the movie.

Here is what CBS News has to say about Groundhog day 2021

Cold, Deary and/or Changing Weather Effects on Persons Can Cause a Multitude of Problems for Many People

I am sorry for not being able to let you all know what is going on with the daily posts until today. The following is not an excuse for me not posting but an explanation of why I have not done so. My fibromyalgia flare has been so bad since last week that I could even wear anything but a very loose fitting robe. Anything that touched my body in anyway sent me into tears.  I also have to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder, Clinic depression, and arthritis though out my body. I fight them all the best I can but some days or serval days some or all of them catch up to me. Which is what happened starting last Friday. It is just starting to taper off so I hope to be back to catch up birthday horoscopes and do regular daily posting again sometime this week on WOTC. Plus go back to posting on Coven Life more often. It has taken me almost an hour to get this typed and to find information of the fore mentioned medical problems. I am sure I am not the only one out here in cycberland having to deal with with some or all of these problems. I am on medication for the fibromyalgia, Clinical Depression, and Anxiety attacks. I use White Willow Bark and Passionflower tea for the athirst.

Thank you for bearing with my absence once again, your support and patience as I deal with this awful auto-immune disease and other medical problems!!! May you all be blessed with good health, love, harmony, and laughter. I will be back as soon as I can comfortably type.

Explanations for Fibromyalgia

Explanations of Different Types of Athirst

Explanations for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Explanations for Clinical Depression

I Appologize for Inconsistent Postings

Merry meet and merry greet Dear Ones,

Those of you who live in the Midwestern, U.S. know our weather has been doing everything from rain to freezing rain to sleet and snow with temperatures acting like they are being controlled by a yo-yo. This is effecting how my body feels day to day putting me in out of fibromyalgia flares and bad arthritis days. I am posting what I can each day which means on good days more posts go up than on bad days. I am trying to stay current with your birthday horoscopes and the Moon Goddess’ phase every day as for the other posts its a toss up. Being i am having a problem getting all 6 time zones for the Current Planetary Positions I have decided for now to just do two- The Northern Hemisphere Central Time Zone and the Southern Hemisphere AEDT zone. I think I can make sure these two posts are also done on a daily basis. Remember if you want to know where the planets are at any given time in your own time zone you can use timeanddate.com to figure out what your time converts to GMT to use the Costom Planetary Position form for where you live. The website address for this is customplanetraypoisitions.com.

Thank you so much for your support and patience with me on the posting. Thank you also for your kind words and offers of sending me healing!

Until we meet again blessed be my dear ones,

Lady Beltane

Tarot 101: Shattering the Myths of Tarot

Tarot 101: Shattering the Myths of Tarot

Learn the truth about this amazing tool

 

Does the Tarot seems intimidating? Have you had a fear of getting readings? Unsure of what the Tarot does? Brigit Esselmont, founder of BiddyTarot.com, will help you demystify Tarot, busting some of the biggest myths about reading Tarot cards…

Myth 1: You have to be psychic to read Tarot

Many people will have you believe that you have to be psychic to read Tarot. That is, to be a good Tarot reader, you have to have some sort of supernatural power that allows you to see into the future, know what people are thinking, or receive messages from the spirit world.

The truth is: You don’t have to be psychic to be a good Tarot reader. In fact, anyone can learn to read Tarot — including you. All you need to do is say yes to your intuition.

We are all intuitive beings. Every one of us. But many people have shut down their intuition, refusing to listen to their inner voice. They downplay the intuitive flashes they get and pass them off as a silly feeling that means nothing. Instead, say “yes” to those random, unexplainable messages you might receive that help you to navigate your life’s path. Say “yes” to going with your heart, not just your head.

Myth 2: Tarot will tell you your future

This one isn’t completely a myth, but it isn’t exactly the whole truth either… Many people see the Tarot as a fortunetelling tool. And, not only that, they believe that whatever the Tarot says will happen in the future, will happen, no matter what. Some people are so afraid of having their cards read because they worry that if they do, something bad will happen as a result.

The truth is: Tarot can tell you about not just your future, but also your past and your present. Understanding the past helps you discover the key lessons you’ve learned along your path so that you can make better decisions in the future. And understanding the present helps you discover what’s happening for you right now.

The future is not set in stone. Yes, the Tarot can predict the future — but “predict” is the key word here. It means that the Tarot can show you where you are headed based on where you are now. Don’t like where you’re headed? Then you can make changes right now to reshape your future! It all comes down to your free will and your ability to make choices.

Long story short: Tarot helps you understand your past and present to enable you to make good, positive choices that will shape your future. The future is in your hands and it’s yours to create.

Myth 3: Tarot is mysterious and complex

Look up “Tarot reader” on the internet and you’ll be met with images of mysterious-looking women in bohemian clothes, peering into a crystal ball, foretelling the future. This is not an accurate representation of what a Tarot reader is really like!

The truth is: People from ALL walks of life read Tarot — office workers, teachers, coaches, therapists, lawyers, executives, nurses — you name it. Just ordinary, normal people who have learned how to use the Tarot cards to connect with their intuition and navigate life’s challenges.

Tarot doesn’t have to be mysterious and complex. Tarot can be simple, fun and easy to learn. Anyone can do it, including you!

 

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