Superstitions

Around this time of year superstitions seems to come at us from all over the place. With this in mind I pulled out my book Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions by David Pickering Copyright 1995.

I will be posting a few today and tomorrow in among the articles, spells, potions, etc for Samhain and Beltane. If there is a superstition that has been passed down in your family or that you believe in and would like some more information about them please write a description of the superstition in the comment area.

Many times during my youth my mother, who is now in the Summerlands, told me they story of her grandmother picking up and throwing the first pair of shoes she ever bought for herself across the room a breaking the heel off one of them. The reason being her grandmother believed that putting shoes on the table was bad luck. My family has many other superstitions that I will share as we get closer to our holidays.

REMEMBER WE WANT TO HER ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY’S SUPERSTITIONS. JUST WRITE THEM IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING it will help me think my family isn’t a wacky about superstitions as I think they are 😂😉

30 October Southwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America  

30 October 2020
09:00 am GMT 6:00 AM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 24
Moon:23 Aries 55
Mercury:27 Libra 43 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 48
Mars:16 Aries 40 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 49
Saturn:26 Capricorn 08
Uranus:08 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 41 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 00

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 01
Pallas:19 Capricorn 28
Juno:13 Scorpio 20
Vesta:03 Virgo 02

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com 

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

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30 October Northeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe 

30 October 2020
04:00 am GMT 6:00 AM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 11
Moon:21 Aries 27
Mercury:27 Libra 53 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 32
Mars:16 Aries 42 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 47
Saturn:26 Capricorn 07
Uranus:08 Taurus 45 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 42 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 59

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 00
Pallas:19 Capricorn 25
Juno:13 Scorpio 16
Vesta:02 Virgo 57

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

 

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com 

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

For Your Local Time and Date 

30 October Southeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Antsirabe, Madagascar, South Africa 

30 October 2020
03:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EAT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 09
Moon:20 Aries 57
Mercury:27 Libra 56 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 29
Mars:16 Aries 43 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 47
Saturn:26 Capricorn 07
Uranus:08 Taurus 45 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 43 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 59

Chiron:05 Aries 53 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 00
Pallas:19 Capricorn 24
Juno:13 Scorpio 15
Vesta:02 Virgo 56

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com  To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link For Your Local Time and Date

October 30 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America 

October 30, 2020
10:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 26
Moon:24 Aries 25
Mercury:27 Libra 41 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 51
Mars:16 Aries 39 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 49
Saturn:26 Capricorn 08
Uranus:08 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 40 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 01

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 01
Pallas:19 Capricorn 28
Juno:13 Scorpio 21
Vesta:03 Virgo 03

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

 

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com 

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

For Your Local Time and Date   

30 October Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  

 

30 October 2020
04:00 am GMT 6:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 11
Moon:21 Aries 27
Mercury:27 Libra 53 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 32
Mars:16 Aries 42 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 47
Saturn:26 Capricorn 07
Uranus:08 Taurus 45 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 42 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 59

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 00
Pallas:19 Capricorn 25
Juno:13 Scorpio 16
Vesta:02 Virgo 57

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

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

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

For Your Local Time and Date 

October 29 Northwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, United States of America 

October 29, 2020
01:00 pm GMT 6:00 AM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Scorpio 34
Moon:14 Aries 02
Mercury:28 Libra 27 Rx
Venus:01 Libra 47
Mars:16 Aries 50 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 42
Saturn:26 Capricorn 06
Uranus:08 Taurus 46 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 48 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 13 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 55

Chiron:05 Aries 54 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 57
Pallas:19 Capricorn 16
Juno:13 Scorpio 03
Vesta:02 Virgo 43

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

 

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com 

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

For Your Local Time and Date 

October 29 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America 

October 29, 2020
10:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Scorpio 26
Moon:12 Aries 33
Mercury:28 Libra 34 Rx
Venus:01 Libra 38
Mars:16 Aries 51 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 41
Saturn:26 Capricorn 05
Uranus:08 Taurus 47 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 49 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 13 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 54

Chiron:05 Aries 54 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 57
Pallas:19 Capricorn 14
Juno:13 Scorpio 00
Vesta:02 Virgo 40

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com 

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

For Your Local Time and Date   

29 October Southwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America  

29 October 2020
09:00 am GMT 6:00 AM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Scorpio 24
Moon:12 Aries 03
Mercury:28 Libra 37 Rx
Venus:01 Libra 35
Mars:16 Aries 52 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 41
Saturn:26 Capricorn 05
Uranus:08 Taurus 47 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 49 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 14 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 54

Chiron:05 Aries 54 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 57
Pallas:19 Capricorn 14
Juno:13 Scorpio 00
Vesta:02 Virgo 39

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

 

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

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

For Your Local Time and Date 

29 October Northeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe 

29 October 2020
04:00 am GMT 6:00 AM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Scorpio 11
Moon:09 Aries 34
Mercury:28 Libra 49 Rx
Venus:01 Libra 20
Mars:16 Aries 54 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 39
Saturn:26 Capricorn 04
Uranus:08 Taurus 47 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 51 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 14 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 52

Chiron:05 Aries 55 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 56
Pallas:19 Capricorn 11
Juno:12 Scorpio 55
Vesta:02 Virgo 35

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4
 

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com 

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

For Your Local Time and Date 

29 October Southeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Antsirabe, Madagascar, South Africa 

29 October 2020
03:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EAT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Scorpio 09
Moon:09 Aries 05
Mercury:28 Libra 52 Rx
Venus:01 Libra 17
Mars:16 Aries 55 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 39
Saturn:26 Capricorn 04
Uranus:08 Taurus 47 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 52 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 14 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 52

Chiron:05 Aries 55 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 56
Pallas:19 Capricorn 10
Juno:12 Scorpio 54
Vesta:02 Virgo 34

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com  To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link For Your Local Time and Date

29 October Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

29 October (28) 2020
08:00 pm GMT 6:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:05 Scorpio 51
Moon:05 Aries 36
Mercury:29 Libra 10 Rx
Venus:00 Libra 55
Mars:16 Aries 58 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 37
Saturn:26 Capricorn 03
Uranus:08 Taurus 48 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 26 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 54 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 15 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 50

Chiron:05 Aries 55 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 55
Pallas:19 Capricorn 06
Juno:12 Scorpio 48
Vesta:02 Virgo 27

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

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

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

For Your Local Time and Date 

October 28 Northwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, United States of America

October 28, 2020
01:00 pm GMT 6:00 AM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:05 Scorpio 34
Moon:02 Aries 07
Mercury:29 Libra 28 Rx
Venus:00 Libra 34
Mars:17 Aries 02 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 34
Saturn:26 Capricorn 03
Uranus:08 Taurus 49 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 26 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 57 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 16 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 48

Chiron:05 Aries 56 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 54
Pallas:19 Capricorn 02
Juno:12 Scorpio 42
Vesta:02 Virgo 21

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com

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

For Your Local Time and Date

WHAT IS BELTANE?

One of the four quarter day festivals, Beltane saw members of communities come together to celebrate the return of the summer. The observance of this hugely important time in the turning of the wheel of the year was characterised by a celebration of the return of the fertility of the land, and would have been a time when livestock would have been put out to pasture.

The word ‘Beltane’ roughly translates as ‘bright fire’ and, as such, one of the most important rituals, which survives today in our modern festival, concerns the lighting of the Beltane bonfire. Fire was seen as a purifier and healer and would have been walked around and danced/jumped over by the members of the community. Farmers would also have driven their cattle between bonfires to cleanse and protect them before being put out into the fields.

In ancient communities, all hearth fires would have been extinguished and a new neid fire lit which would have then been used to relight people’s hearths in their own homes. In this way the community was connected to each other by the sacred fire which was central to all. The festival would also have been a time of courtship rituals and a celebration of our own fertility!

The important point to note when thinking about our own festival is the joy and the revelry that is fostered in the ritual. It is about casting off the darkness and celebrating the light. It is a time for celebrating fertility, both in the context of our biological functions as well as our own creative energies, the fertility of our creative community.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND…

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Samhain (Samain) – The Celtic roots of Halloween

As millions of children and adults participate in the fun of Halloween on the night of October 31st, few will be aware of its ancient Celtic roots in the Samhain (Samain) festival. In Celtic Ireland about 2,000 years ago, Samhain was the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half (winter). At Samhain the division between this world and the otherworld was at its thinnest, allowing spirits to pass through.

The family’s ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. People wore costumes and masks to disguise themselves as harmful spirits and thus avoid harm. Bonfires and food played a large part in the festivities. The bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into a communal fire, household fires were extinguished and started again from the bonfire. Food was prepared for the living and the dead, food for the ancestors who were in no position it eat it, was ritually shared with the less well off.

Christianity incorporated the honouring of the dead into the Christian calendar with All Saints (All Hallows) on November 1st, followed by All Souls on November 2nd. The wearing of costumes and masks to ward off harmful spirits survived as Halloween customs. The Irish emigrated to America in great numbers during the 19th century especially around the time of famine in Ireland during the 1840’s. The Irish carried their Halloween traditions to America, where today it is one of the major holidays of the year. Through time other traditions have blended into Halloween, for example the American harvest time tradition of carving pumpkins.

Two hills in the Boyne Valley were associated with Samhain in Celtic Ireland, Tlachtga and Tara. Tlachtga was the location of the Great Fire Festival which begun on the eve of Samhain (Halloween). Tara was also associated with Samhain, however it was secondary to Tlachtga in this respect.

The entrance passage to the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara is aligned with the rising sun around Samhain. The Mound of the Hostages is…

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