Celtic Tree Month of Rowan: January 21 – February 17

Second consonant of the Ogham alphabet – Luis  “R”  (pronounced loush)

Planet: The Sun, Mercury

Element: Fire

Symbolism: Protection and Inspiration

Stone: Tourmaline

Birds: Duck, Quail

Animals: Serpent, Dragon

Color: Red

Gemstone: Yellow Crysolite

Deity: Brigantia, Brigid,  Thor

Sabbat: Imbolc, Candlemas

Folk Names: Witch Tree, Delight of the Eye, Mountain Ash, Quickbane, Ran Tree, Roden-Quicken, Roden-Quicken-Royan, Roynetree, Sorb Apple, Thor’s Helper,  Whitty, Wicken-Tree, Wiggin, Wiggy, Wiky, Wild Ash, Witchbane, Witchen, Witchwood

The Rowan Moon is associated with Brigid, the Celtic Triple Goddess of Imbolc or Candlemas. Brigid is also a Goddess of spinning and weaving who prepares the never-ending fabric of life and guides the passage of the Sun through the constellations and the seasonal cycles.  Rowan was therefore the wood traditionally used for the making of spindles and spinning wheels.

Irish Druids held Rowan trees sacred and called them “The Tree of Life”.  The Rowan’s old Celtic name is Fid na ndruad which means Wizards Tree and this shows its long tradition of being associated with Druids, sorcerers and …

Click here to read the rest of this article about the Celtic Tree month of Rowan from sacredwicca.com

Full Moon January 17th! 5 Things to Know

Full Moon January 17th! 5 Things to Know

January 2022 Moon Details

The Full Moon for this month will occur on Monday, January 17th. The New Moon is earlier in the month on Sunday, January 2nd.

January Full Moon Name

The very first full moon of the year is known in many cultures as the Full Wolf Moon, which is appropriate given the deep, ancient ties between wolves and January’s full moon. For instance, the Gaelic word for January, Faoilleach, comes from the term for wolves, faol-chù, even though wolves haven’t existed in Scotland for centuries. The Saxon word for January is Wulf-monath, or Wolf Month. Meanwhile, the festival of the Japanese wolf god, Ooguchi Magami, is held in January. The Seneca tribe links the wolf so strongly to the moon, they believe that a wolf gave birth to the moon by singing it into the sky. Just why are wolves so strongly associated with January’s full moon?

The most obvious answer is because wolves are much louder and more noticeable in January, which is when breeding season begins. Wolves begin to howl more frequently and aggressively to establish their territory, threatening neighbors and enemies alike to stay far away from their breeding grounds. A small pack of wolves may even try to make themselves seem like a larger pack by howling together. While a lone wolf can sustain a howl for the duration of a single breath, an entire pack may howl in unison for longer than two minutes during breeding season.

While it makes sense for the haunting howls of wolves to be more memorable during January, how did wolves come to be associated with the full moon itself? Everyone is familiar with the iconic image of a wolf raising its head and howling at the full moon – but do wolves actually sing to the moon? While that might be a romantic idea, there’s no scientific evidence that links wolves to the lunar cycle. Humans may have begun to associate wolves with the moon simpy because they are nocturnal animals that are very active at night. In addition, wolves do raise their heads in the direction of the sky so their howls can travel over far distances to reach their pack mates as they roam. Instead of singing to the moon, they’re actually singing to their friends.

In fact, wolves are so well-known for their tight-knit communities that the Sioux tribe called January’s full moon the Moon Where Wolves Run Together. The wolf is often seen as a symbol of loyalty and protection in many cultures. The Wolf Moon is the perfect time for you to reach out to loved ones and reaffirm your connections, in preparation for deepening your bonds and taking on new challenges together over the upcoming year.

That said, lone wolves are also entirely capable of overcoming hostile conditions on their own with their resourcefulness. According to Celtic mythology, the wolf is infused with lunar power, which refers to its ability to sniff out hidden insights or knowledge, and to detect unexpected sources of danger. In some legends, the wolf even swallows the sun so the wolf can bask in the moon’s overflowing lunar power! The Full Wolf Moon is a great time for you to plan out clever ways to achieve your goals for the upcoming year. Trust your wolfish instincts when it comes to decisions, but also be tenacious in searching for useful knowledge that will help you realize your masterplan.

 

Local Date and Time for January 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
January 17, 2022
3:48pm PST

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
January 17, 2022
4:48pm MST

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
January 17, 2022
5:48pm CST

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
January 17, 2022
6:48pm EST

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
January 17, 2022
11:48pm GMT

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
January 18, 2022
12:48am CET

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
January 18, 2022
1:48am EET

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
January 18, 2022
3:48am +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
January 18, 2022
5:18am IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
January 18, 2022
7:48am +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
January 18, 2022
7:48am AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
January 18, 2022
10:48am AEDT

From Moongiant.com

Wolf Moon Tarot Spread

Call on the spirit of the wolf with this tarot spread to find your packThis could mean new friends, good coworkers, a soulmate, your found family or more!
Wolf Moon January Tarot Spread Find Pack
Finding Your Pack – Tarot for the Wolf Moon

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Begin by placing a small token in the middle of where you will lay your cards (marked by the pawprint 🐾 on the picture of the tarot spread above).

This token will serve as a taglock to you– it could be a piece of jewelry you wear, a lock of your hair, a picture of yourself, etc. Choose something that you feel represents yourself!

When you are ready, shuffle and draw your tarot cards. Lay the cards in the order depicted in the tarot spread picture above.

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1. 🌕The moon rises who am I looking for?

The card you draw in this spot is symbolic of who you are seeking. The card may reveal a trait or characteristic of the person or group or are looking for.

2. 🐺The hunt begins– how can I find them?

This card will advise you on what you need to do in order to locate what you are seeking. Keep an open mind here– the card may suggest something you have not thought of before.

3. 🐇 Catching your prey– how will I know it’s right?

This card will reveal a sign or symbol to look for to know that you’re on the right trail. It may represent something tangible or it could hint at an emotion you’ll feel when you’re with the right group or person.

4. 🎉Victory howl– when will I meet my pack?

This card points to when you can expect to meet your pack, should the current path you are on play out as expected. Time and dates can be tricky to read in tarot, so look for seasonal symbols or numbers and rely on your intuition to help you interpret.

From Spells8.com

January’s Full Wolf Moon!

The full Wolf Moon rises on (Nothern Hemisphere) Monday, January 17, 2022 (Southern Hemisphere Tuesday, January 18, 2022). Learn more about when, where, and how to see the January full Moon!

When to See January’s Full Moon

January’s full Wolf Moon reaches peak illumination on Monday, January 17, at 6:51 P.M. EST ( Tuesday, January 18 at 10:48 am AEDT). Look for the Moon to rise from the northeastern horizon around sunset that evening.

Consult our Moonrise Calculator to see what time you can expect to catch a glimpse of the first full Moon of 2022!

The sunset embers smolder low,
The Moon climbs o’er the hill,
The peaks have caught the alpenglow,
The robin’s song is still.

–John L. Stoddard (1850–1931)

Why Is It Called the Full Wolf Moon?

The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not just to the full Moon itself.

The Wolf Moon

It’s thought that January’s full Moon came to be known as the Wolf Moon because wolves were more likely to be heard howling at this time. It was traditionally believed that wolves howled due to hunger during winter, but …

From The Old Farmers Almanac

January 2022 Monthly Horoscopes for All 12 Zodiac Signs

(I am sorry this did not go up on January 1st but , it just became available)

This month opens many people to a good year full of blessings. January 2022 Horoscope predictions will delve into the predictions for all the zodiac signs beginnings from Aries to Pisces. With the 2022 Mercury Retrograde effects, you will be able to know how your year will start and how the same will end.

You should brace yourself for both negative and positive things that will manifest in your life. January 2022 is a month for you to make the necessary changes in your life so that you can live your life to the fullest. In life, never take anything for granted. Always make the best of the time you have.

Aries Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

This month will be a good one for Aries natives. All aspects of your life will go on well, and you will be able to welcome some positive changes in your life that are needed.

2022 Horoscope reveals that you will be on good terms with your family members like never before. Things will work out for the better in your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Click here to read full January 2022 Aries Horoscope.

Taurus Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

January predictions for 2022 assure you that your love life will take a turn for the better. You will have great personal and professional relationships that you need to nurture every day. This month will see you appreciate all your hard work and determination.

Your studies will get you to the next level in life, and your health will be excellent for the better part of the month. However, always do the things that will enable you to maintain good health.

Click here to read full January 2022 Taurus Horoscope.

Gemini Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

The astrology forecast for 2022 calls on you to welcome the new year with positive affirmations. Always strive to live a positive and optimistic life. This way, you will be able to achieve all your heart’s desires.

Your finances will be excellent this month, and you will have to take good care of your health because your immune system is still vulnerable.

Click here to read full January 2022 Gemini Horoscope.

Cancer Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

Cancer 2022 Horoscope calls on you to always be true to yourself. Do the things that make you happy and live an honest life. Always strive to make the best out of your gifts and talents. It is never too late to start making some positive adjustments in your life.

All aspects of your life will be on the right track, but you have to work harder to make things even better.

Click here to read full January 2022 Cancer Horoscope.

Leo Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

January will see you being there for your loved ones no matter their challenges in life. Work towards becoming the best that you can be. Be supportive and always perform responsibilities towards your loved ones with happiness and enthusiasm.

2022 Horoscope predictions for Leo foretell that your career will be on the right track. You will also be able to make new friends that always have your best interests at heart.

Click here to read full January 2022 Leo Horoscope.

Virgo Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

Virgo sun sign is aggressive, confident, determined, and courageous. Always work hard for the great things you want to manifest in your life. To become happy, remain true to yourself and work towards making all your dreams come true.

You will travel a lot for work this month, and you will meet new investors interested in your businesses. Other aspects of your life, such as health, finances, and personal relationships, will improve.

Click here to read full January 2022 Virgo Horoscope.

Libra Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

This month you will have to be extra careful with the people you let into your life. Always ensure that you are surrounded by people who have got your best interests at heart.

Astrology forecasts for 2022 call on you to take your studies seriously. Always be well prepared for your examinations. Also, ensure that you focus on your health and ensure that the same is in proper shape.

Click here to read full January 2022 Libra Horoscope.

Scorpio Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

This month you will be able to find new ways of using your finances well. You need to learn how to save and use your money for needs rather than wants. Your love life will be on the right track because you and your partner see eye to eye.

Always do all that you can to ensure that you live a fulfilling life. Do all that you can to make your life positive and be a positive influence in people’s lives.

Click here to read full January 2022 Scorpio Horoscope.

Sagittarius Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

January 2022 will see you being open to new ideas that will enable you to improve your life. You will be able to make good use of the opportunities that present themselves in your life.

Sagittarius 2022 predictions call on you to want the best for yourself in all aspects of your life.

Click here to read full January 2022 Sagittarius Horoscope.

Capricorn Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

Your finances may take a toll as the month begins, but things will get better and the days go by.

Do not hold yourself back from expressing yourself. You will have great relationships with people if you always speak your mind.

Click here to read full January 2022 Capricorn Horoscope.

Aquarius Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

aquarius january 2022January 2022 zodiac calls on you to trust your instincts. Always listen to what your intuition tells you. This way, you will be able to make sound decisions this month.

 

Your health will be excellent because you have been taking good care of the same. You will have some challenges with your finances and career.

Click here to read full January 2022 Aquarius Horoscope.

Pisces Horoscope Predictions for January 2022

This month signifies new beginnings for you. Things will work out for the better because you are starting afresh. All aspects of your life will have to go through some changes that you will appreciate in the end.

Your career and health will face some challenges this month.

Click here to read full January 2022 Pisces Horoscope.

Monthly Horoscope for All Zodiac Signs from sunsigns.org

Here’s When Every Planet Is Retrograde in 2022

Unless you live under a hunk of fallen meteorite, you’ve probably heard about Mercury retrograde, the quarterly mayhem that occurs when the messenger planet passes the Earth, appearing from our vantage point to go backward. For three weeks, we can blame every Internet outage, petty fight and canceled brunch plan on a spinning rock 48 million miles away.

But did you know? Every single planet goes retrograde at some point. With the exception of Venus and Mars, the planets all have retrograde cycles every year.

Grab your calendar: We took the liberty of mapping out all the 2022 retrogrades for you so you can use these planetary power outages as transformational cycles.

What is a retrograde?

A planet could be retrograde—meaning that from the vantage point of Earth, it appears to be spinning backward. What’s really happening? Well, the Earth is completing its orbit around the Sun faster than other planets outside its orbit. Periodically, it will outpace them—and that’s when retrograde mayhem breaks loose.

Much like a speeding car or train passing a slower one, the planet that’s being passed will appear to stop and move backward—which is the apparent retrograde period.

Then, once the Earth completely passes this planet in its orbit, the motion appears normal again, and the planet is said to be “direct” or “prograde” (to use the snappy scientific term). Chances are, you’ve been in a vehicle that felt like it was moving in reverse when it was passed, so you know the feeling!

What about the “shadow” period?

It ain’t over ’til it’s over! Each retrograde cycle has a “shadow period”—the awkward adjustment of the retrograde planet from apparent backward to …

Click here to find out more about the retrograde planets for 2022 from astrostyle.com

January 2022 Horoscopes

January 2022 Horoscopes

We kick off 2022 with a Capricorn new moon, both Venus and Mercury are in retrograde this month, and the sun enters Aquarius on January 19.

By Rachel Lang

Aries (March 21-April 19)

2022 kicks off with a concentration of energy spotlighting your career. It’s time to accept your sacred calling and say yes to new possibilities about how to share your gifts, wisdom, and insight with the world. You’ve got this! You’re a natural leader and were born for this time. Don’t rush the process that’s unfolding before you.

Venus goes retrograde until January 29, sending you on a trip to the past. You’ll be rethinking dreams that didn’t quite manifest and exploring financial decisions you’ve made throughout your life. Think about what was happening eight years ago, as those are some of the same central themes right now. Mercury goes retrograde on January 14, and it’s time to organize yourself by adopting supportive habits in work. Clear off your desk and make space in your life for something new. February is going to be a full month! Take it slow right now.

The North Node moves into Taurus on January 18, kicking off an 18-month cycle of focus on finances. You could discover ways to draw more income or look at your budget and see where to save. Your financial well-being starts with your mindset—give yourself a few good pep talks. Mars in Sagittarius until January 24 is a motivational force.

Relationships have dramatic highs and lows this month with Venus retrograde. Your partner could be more sensitive mid-month. The Cancer full moon on January 17 stirs up a whole spectrum of emotions. Be intentional about self-care and channel your passion into achieving your dreams.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This month takes you on a date with destiny as the North Node enters your sign on January 18. The transiting North Node shows us what to prioritize, and this year, the spotlight is on you. The Capricorn new moon on January 2 helps you see an expanded vision and inspires faith. With these influences stirring passion, drive, and dedication, why not start right now by making self-care a priority and fine-tuning your schedule so you have more time for yourself?

Venus, your ruling planet, is going retrograde until January 29. Venus relates to finances, relationships, and self-worth, and when it’s retrograde, we see some truth we otherwise couldn’t see. It’s a time to revisit past relationships and make peace. As you replay scenes from younger years, you can reach new levels of understanding not to let your past defeat you. You can create your life anew with the dawning of each day.

Awaken your sense of adventure. Broaden your perspective any way you can, through travel, learning, teaching, writing, and more. You could finish and publish your book or commit to a new course of study. You’ll be motivated toward the end of the month when Mars enters Capricorn on January 25.

You’re building on previous success in your professional life, so stay dedicated to what you’ve begun. If you feel a little scattered, find your grounding through experiences in the arts. Tour a museum or gallery, for example. You’re rising to new levels of abundance and success. Allow the process to take whatever time it needs.

Gemini (May 20-June 20)

2022 starts at a steady pace, thanks to Venus and Mercury going retrograde this month. Let’s start with Mercury, your ruling planet. Mercury defies binary thinking. It’s masculine sometimes, feminine others. Sometimes, it’s malefic, and at other times, it’s benefic. It’s a changeable planetary guardian. You’re going to be looking back at the past in ways you didn’t anticipate this month—retrograde cycles pull us back and in. As you explore memories, unpack fears, or reconnect with people from your past, keep Mercury in mind. Can you remain neutral, nonjudging? Can you see from different sides of a situation and learn something new?

With Jupiter shining in Pisces, your imagination knows no bounds. Use it with care because you can imagine the worst-case scenario or the best-case one. After the last two years we’ve had, I understand why you’d have doubts about finances, relationships, or your career. You’ve seen the other shoe drop, and you might be slow to trust in the goodness of the universe. You’re safe to have faith.

The Cancer full moon on January 17 stirs up past financial matters concerning long-term savings and investments. If you have considered refinancing or taking out a loan, this would be a good time to explore options. Rely on your intuition, but realize you might not be as clear from January 12-15.

Build a bridge between your head and heart—you’ll be working with both thoughts and emotions this month. You’re opening your capacity to love and deepening your dedication to your loved ones.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Welcome to the new year! Ease in and take your time. Starting a new chapter is a slow, gradual process, and you’ll want to create space for reflection and introspection with Venus retrograde until January 29.

This retrograde cycle puts your love life in the focus, and you could revisit storylines from past relationships. Let any surprise encounters with ex-lovers remind you of who you were once upon a time. Thank them for playing their part in your story but stay grounded in your present-day life. Nostalgia romanticizes the past, and this year’s astrology is too promising to turn back. Keep moving forward one step at a time. You’re creating new opportunities for love, abundance, and fulfillment.

The new moon on January 2 spotlights partnerships. In your professional life, focus on collaboration. The North Node in Taurus on January 18 emphasizes belonging to a group of like-minded peers, and community is a highlight of the year for you.

Our relationships give us a chance to experience different facets of our personalities. It’s as if our loved ones hold up big mirrors within which we can see our light and shadows. Four planets move through Capricorn—your opposite sign—at various times this month. Be willing to see your part in anything or anyone you attract into your life. Instead of being quick to assign blame when things go wrong, ask, what is this here to teach me? This message is most pertinent after Mercury goes retrograde on January 14.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Congratulations! You advanced to another year! You’ve studied your limitations and accessed your power to overcome them. Some of the decisions you made were tough—without a clear right or wrong answer. You reached new milestones in your career and learned patience as you took the steps toward them. This month, it’s time to imagine what comes next. You can carve out new pathways to joy, love, and fulfillment. But first, ease out of 2021 in slow motion.

At the new moon on January 2, adopt a new habit to support your wellness goals. Follow a routine, get plenty of rest, and be in nature. These types of movements can form a structure within which you can dream, create, and play.

The North Node enters Taurus on January 18, kicking off an 18-month cycle during which your public life and career occupy much of your mental space. What activities make your life feel alive with purpose? What people do you love to serve? This type of inquiry helps you access inner guidance as you prepare to answer a sacred call this year.

After January 19, the sun moves through Aquarius, shining its beams on your partnerships. Both Venus and Mercury are retrograde this month, giving you the chance to revisit the past in all areas of life. You could have an encounter with someone who played a big role in your life, or you could relive past scenarios in your current relationship for resolution.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Your creativity reaches an all-time high this month, setting a tone for the whole year. Sing, dance, make art, or anything else that feeds your drive for self-expression. Make it part of your spiritual practice. By doing so, you’ll please your inner child and restore a sense of innocence that may have been squelched throughout adulthood, especially in the last two years. We can thank Jupiter in Pisces for reminding you of what inspires joy. We can also look at Mercury retrograde on January 14 for rekindling a childlike sense of wonder. What will you create this year?

This month shines a spotlight on romantic relationships. Venus goes retrograde until January 29, and you could be more aware of what’s not working in your relationships. Along with that, you could reminisce about past love. In weathering any emotional ups and downs of the retrograde season, you can commit to building a better relationship with yourself and others. Jupiter’s influence suggests it’s a time of magnetic attraction when you can draw in love as if taking a breath of air—with ease. If you are single and want a relationship, be open to the magical process. It won’t be like anything you have seen before.

Professionally, you are building a new platform, and it takes time. Mars enters Capricorn on January 24 as a motivational force to contribute in new ways. Balance this drive to act with health practices that help you stay grounded and present in your body. Prioritize meditation and self-care early in the month as Mercury moves through Aquarius. Your mind will be active with ideas and creative insights; let your body rest in between projects.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Your ruling planet, Venus, is going retrograde until January 29, and it has you reviewing your life. The start of a new year gives us pause to reflect. You could recall memories that open doorways in your psyche; ones that have been closed for some time. You’re healing the fractured places within yourself and repairing some past relationships. Honor the process and give yourself the space you need.

Moving is a strong possibility for you, especially around the time of the new moon on January 2. If you feel uncomfortable in your space for some reason—too cluttered, not enough room, or outdated furnishings—it’s time to clear and spruce it up. Mercury goes retrograde on January 14, signaling a time to make home repairs and declutter.

On January 19, the sun moves into Aquarius, a fellow air sign, and romance is a definite highlight through the end of the month, which is helpful if you’ve had relationship challenges during Venus retrograde. If you’re single, you might be too busy to think about relationships, but either way, relationships have probably been top of mind.

Mars, the planet of individuation, enters Capricorn on January 25, and you could feel a slight tug of war with your partner or with family members. Perhaps you are weighing the pressures of home and work, trying to get a sense of equilibrium. If conflicts arise, you do not always have to be the one to compromise. Mars helps to establish boundaries as a part of self-care. Lean into Mars for support.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Listening is one of your superpowers because you’re attuned to what people don’t say as much as what they do. You take it all in, and you’re quite skilled in intuiting fact from fiction. So, you’ll appreciate this month’s astrology because it allows you to understand some of what may not have been clear before. There’s an emphasis on communication and, well, miscommunication—which happens to sharpen your skills.

You have truth and wisdom to share. So, don’t hold back. You step into the role of a teacher in your professional and personal lives. At the same time, be mindful of how you say what you need to say. Mercury goes retrograde on January 14, and we all feel more sensitive to words than usual. Lead with kindness.

Venus is retrograde until January 29, helping you revisit relationships that have grown distant or been severed by conflict. You feel filled with compassion when the Sun, Venus, and Neptune dance together from January 5-10. You could reconnect with people from your past or make amends with someone who once hurt you.

On January 11, when Mars challenges Neptune, be willing to take the high road in a conflict. Those situations will feel less intense after January 17.

Jupiter in Pisces shines favorably on you this year. Set intentions early this month to ride the waves of that positive energy. Write them to be simple, clear, and measurable. Luck is part doing and part receiving. You take action on behalf of what you want. Then, you allow goodness to flow in your life.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

It’s time to rewrite your money story and realize you have the power to change any aspect of it. Here’s an exercise I created years ago—which worked! Thinking of your life as a work of fiction, personify money. What character would money play? Define the relationship between you. Is money a dictator? An unruly child? When we create mythology—a narrative—about aspects of our lives, we can see clues about changing them. Venus is retrograde until January 29, making this a time to review our beliefs about prosperity and abundance.

The sun enters Aquarius on January 19, and it’s time for connecting. Let the Aquarius sun invigorate your social life, but be mindful of how you spend your time. Mars shines in your sign until January 24, and with extra energy, you could overcommit. Keep it all in balance.

Professional goals take on new meaning this month as you look to create more balance in your life. Jupiter shines in Pisces, making this a year of magical thinking. Carve out time and space to explore what it all means. Let your activities this month be a guide for the whole year.

With Venus retrograde until the 29th and Mercury retrograde after the 14th, it’s a time to make peace with the past, practice radical acceptance, and make forgiveness a part of the healing process. While finances are a big retrograde theme, relationships are, too. Be willing to see all aspects of yourself, including the shadows, to come out the other side more whole.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Unpack the old photos and tapes; nostalgia takes you back to the past this month with Venus and Mercury going retrograde in your sign. These retrograde cycles help you see things about yourself, your relationships, and your childhood you haven’t been ready to before. If you worry you’ll get stuck in the past, think of the analogy of a bow and arrow. The further back you pull the bowstring, the more powerfully that arrow flies to hit its target. This year, you’re aiming for specific goals; revisit the past to shoot forward in February.

The beginning of the month is quite romantic, in that you feel the warm glow of love. Relationships are a theme for the Cancer Full Moon on January 17, but several planets are stacked in your sign, amplifying your need for space. As you set your schedule, keep this in mind. Don’t overdo it!

From January 5-10, the sun, Venus, and Neptune dance together, blending mystical occurrences into your everyday life. Everything will feel more magical and dreamlike. Watch for synchronicities and clues from the universe. Trust that your ancestors are present as guides. It would be a good time for a retreat or other personal development activities. For example, you can discipline yourself to structure a meditation or yoga practice. With Jupiter in Pisces, you’re primed to learn something new, which could be a part of an overall self-improvement plan. What kinds of skills would you like to develop? Are there any new certifications you would like to have? It’s a new year with a clean slate. You can create a life you imagine.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

We enter Aquarius season on January 19 as the sun beams out from your sign. Ease into the new year without pressure. It’s a reflective time, with Venus going retrograde until January 29 and Mercury going retrograde after January 14. As you discover relics from the past, like old photo albums or family videos, you can appreciate how far you’ve come. At the same time, past longings or unfulfilled dreams might come back into your awareness. Experiment with the idea of doing what you might have done. Bring back an aspect of you that longs to be known and seen.

Mercury moves through your sign from January 1-24, an excellent transit for focused work, but Mercury retrograde is more about finishing business than starting it. Consider eliminating the clutter of your life. Imagine this month as a warm-up to 2022, with the real activity happening in February. If you complete lingering unfinished projects this month, you will clear space in your life for new beginnings.

The new moon on January 2 inspires magic. Meditate, journal, relax your mind, and still your body. Ground into this moment and all it has to offer. It is a highly creative time: Uranus, the planet associated with your sign, stations direct on January 18. If you have resisted change, now is the time to release fear and open to possibilities.

You’re rethinking dynamics in relationships and maybe touching base with people from your past. Finances are also a matter of inquiry as they fall under Venus’s domain. Be willing to feel your way through the fog of uncertainty. You’ll have more insights as we move into February.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Welcome to the first month of a remarkable year in your life! Jupiter transits through your sign like a bright light shining on all you do. However, you may want to lay some groundwork for what’s to come. This month is all about building that platform.

Let’s start with the big astrological news. Venus, the planet of beauty, relationships, and finances, is retrograde until January 29. During this cycle of self-discovery and growth, you could revisit relationships that have drifted apart or make discoveries about friends or family members. Look at how others’ actions mirror back aspects of yourself or how they conjure up dormant memories. In facing your shadow or healing through remembering, you come out more powerful on the other side of the retrograde phase. You’ll be unstoppable next month and beyond!

With Venus moving through Capricorn, you’re quite the social butterfly! Spread your wings and fly without allowing yourself to be troubled by others’ problems. Your friendships are getting a makeover throughout the month. Reconnecting with people from your past could be a way into more heart-centered living, especially if that process involves forgiveness, compassion, and healing.

The full moon on January 17 highlights your love life. If you are in a relationship, you and your partner could enjoy more connection and intimacy as you work through challenges together to build trust. Despite hectic schedules, make time to be present with one another. If you reconnect with a lover from your past, take it slow. In romance, stay grounded, especially at the beginning of the month. Live in the present while accepting the past and stepping consciously into the future.

New Moon Spells & Rituals

The New Moon means that no matter where you’ve been, today you get to start again! Have an auspicious start to this new cycle with a New Moon spell for a fresh beginning. Watch this video to learn about New Moon rituals: see the video for information.

The New Moon is a lunar phase that happens when the Moon is located exactly between the Earth and the Sun. Because its bright side cannot be seen from our planet, some people also call it a “Dark Moon“.

Looking for rituals? Visit Tonight’s Moon Spell Generator for a simple ritual AND a guided meditation based on today’s lunar phase, moon transit, and day of the week!

Or keep scrolling down and you’ll find a collection of spells for the new moon, including an easy spell that you can cast right now.

In this article, you’ll find:


New Moon Magic! ✨

Before we begin, make sure you know everything about Lunar Magic and what each moon phase represents.

  • There are 8 lunar phases and we can group them into 4 stages: New Moon, Waxing Moon, Full Moon, and Waning Moon.

Spiritually, the New Moon is associated with rebirth and new beginnings so it’s an ideal time to plant the seeds of what you would like to see grow in your life.

Instead of casting a manifestation spell, set an intention for the cycle that begins: Cleanse yourself and …

 

Click here for more New Moon Spells and Rituals from Spells8.com

Celtic Calendar – Birch December 24 – January 20

(I am sorry I did not get this up on December 24 the day it started)

Birch – the tree of birth

The Birch was seen by the Druids as the tree of birth – a symbol of new beginnings. Beth, meaning birch, is the first letter in the Ogham alphabet and the first month in the Celtic Tree Calendar.

From ireland-calling.com – Birch

The birch tree has many uses both medicinal and practical.

Birch wood is durable but quick to rot, making it a good home for insects and birdlife.

It was often used to make May poles and start the fires at Beltane, the festival of new beginnings, due to a highly combustible tar in its bark.

This tar is furthermore believed to be good for the skin and can be used to treat eczema.

Birch is also associated with purification and protection. The leaves of the birch can be brewed into a tea that treats infection, stimulates the gall bladder and kidneys and is said to dissolve gravel and kidney stones.

Birch used to stimulate purification process

In Scandinavia birch is used in saunas to stimulate the purification process and in Russia birch branches are beaten against the skin at steam rooms for the same purpose. This practice was also used as a punishment in old England to purify a criminal of evil.

Simple Full Moon Ritual for Release, Energy, and Cleansing

In this post I’m going to reveal my full moon ritual for manifestation that’s designed to release negative energy and cleanse your soul.

Over the years I have experimented with many different rituals and am excited to share what I’ve learned with you.

A few benefits of performing a full moon ceremony include:

  • Release negativity
  • Increase energy
  • Spiritual cleansing
  • Set intentions that materialize
  • Manifest abundance, love, or money
  • Make your wishes come true

Ready to learn more?

Let’s get started!

What is a Full Moon Ritual?

A full moon ritual is a spiritual ceremony performed on the night of a full moon to release negativity and practice gratitude. The ritual does not need to be completed at the exact moment of a full moon, but should be performed within 48 hours before or after for best results.

When the Moon is completely illuminated by the Sun this is called a full moon. This happens about once per

For more information about full Moon rituals by Ryan Hart

Sunset Time for the Shortest Day of 2021 for the Northern Hemisphere

 

The shortest day of the year, in terms of daylight, is December 21, the winter solstice. But the days will actually begin to feel a bit longer two weeks before the solstice. That’s because the earliest sunset of the year happens before the solstice, and in 2021, it occurs on Tuesday, December 7.

For more about the shortest day of 2021 click here 

From The Farmers Almanac

 

Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

Daylight

8:09 am – 4:23 pm
8 hours, 13 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 4:11:59 pm
Sun Direction: 232.10° SW
Sun Altitude: 1.02°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 4:59 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 8:09 am 126° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:23 pm 234° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

London, England, Europe

Daylight

7:51 am – 3:52 pm
8 hours

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 3:19:11 pm
Sun Direction: 226.54° SW
Sun Altitude: 3.30°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 3:59 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:51 am 127° Southeast
Sunset Today: 3:52 pm 233° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

New York,, New York, USA

Daylight

7:06 am – 4:28 pm
9 hours, 22 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 10:08:33 am
Sun Direction: 155.25° SSE
Sun Altitude: 22.60°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 10:59 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:06 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:28 pm 240° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Daylight

7:04 am – 4:19 pm
9 hours, 15 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 9:02:02 am
Sun Direction: 141.98° SE
Sun Altitude: 15.65°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 9:59 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:04 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:19 pm 240° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

Phoenix, Arizonia, USA

Daylight

7:19 am – 5:20 pm
10 hours, 1 minute

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 8:09:45 am
Sun Direction: 124.20° SE
Sun Altitude: 8.30°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 8:59 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:19 am 117° Southeast
Sunset Today: 5:20 pm 243° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Lengt

Los Angeles, California, USA

Daylight

6:45 am – 4:43 pm
9 hours, 58 minutes

December 2021 Monthly Horoscope For All Zodiac Signs

From sunsigns.org Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

Welcome to the 2021 December monthly horoscopes. You can get an idea about what the last month of the year has in store for the 12 star signs. We offer you free accurate predictions about the various aspects of life such as career, finance, travel, love and family relationships, education and health. Why not look at the December 2021 horoscope right away!

Aries Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Life with your spouse will be harmonious. Singles will attract love by their charm till the last week. Health will be excellent without any chronic ailments. Family relationships are very much cordial. Businessmen can start new projects. Career does not promise any benefits for professionals.
Click here to read full December 2021 Aries Horoscope.

Taurus Horoscope Prediction For December 2021

Married life will undergo major transformations with the birth of a child. Singles will succeed in getting into happy relationships. Health prospects are exceptional. Children will shine in their activities. Professional growth will be fabulous. Business people will have to wait for better days.
Click here to read full December 2021 Taurus Horoscope.

Gemini Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Marital strife can be resolved by going on a pleasure trip. Singles can find love mates by instinct. Health prospects are bleak. Family environment will be very much depressing. Professional growth will be very much encouraging. Businessmen will find the going tough.
Click here to read full December 2021 Gemini Horoscope.

Cancer Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Marital bond will become stronger. Singles will have short flings. The month is auspicious for activities of children. Excellent health will make disposition optimistic. Children will excel in their academic activities. Career people will have good opportunities for development.
Click here to read full December 2021 Cancer Horoscope.

Leo Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Married life will become harmonious after the second week. Singles can get love partners by curbing aggression. Health does not pose any hazards. The family atmosphere will be congenial. Career advancement will be wonderful. Business people may face hardships in their activities.
Click here to read full December 2021 Leo Horoscope.

Virgo Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Married life will be very much blissful. Singles should be careful in getting into love relationships. Health will be excellent. Family affairs are highly volatile. Educational activities will yield good results. Travels will give very good profits. Career growth will be hindered.
Click here to read full December 2021 Virgo Horoscope

Libra Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Married life will be harmonious by taking your spouse into confidence. Opportunities for finding love are good for singles. Family affairs are beneficial for activities of children. Health will not pose any hazards. Businessmen will suffer losses. Professionals fail to make progress.
Click here to read full December 2021 Libra Horoscope

Scorpio Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Married life will highly sensual. Single persons can get partners for love by being expressive. Problems are expected on the health front. Family affairs may be problematic. Travel activities will rake in good profits. Career growth is not forthcoming for professionals.
Click here to read full December 2021 Scorpio Horoscope.

Sagittarius Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Married life will be harmonious with good understanding. Singles will get love partners by being confident. Family atmosphere can be a little disturbing. Chronic ailments will disturb your well-being. Travel engagements will expand business prospects. The career may face a few obstacles.
Click here to read full December 2021 Sagittarius Horoscope.

Capricorn Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Marital happiness can be achieved by more companionship. Singles will enter into life-changing love unions. Health will not create any problems. Family affairs will be at crossroads. Businessmen will have monetary support for new projects. Professionals fail to make career progress.
Click here to read full December 2021 Capricorn Horoscope.

Aquarius Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Diplomacy will improve marital happiness. Singles will form love alliances after the 15th. The family environment will be peaceful. Health condition will be splendid. Finances will be exceptional for business people. Professionals will make great strides in their careers Travels are not gainful.
Click here to read full December 2021 Aquarius Horoscope

Pisces Horoscope Prediction for December 2021

Planetary aspects are propitious for marital bliss. Singles will find love at first sight in social functions. Children will fail to make progress in their activities. Career will fail to bring monetary benefits. Health will be fabulous. Business growth will be highly profitable.
Click here to read full December 2021 Pisces Horoscope.

Some December 2021 Pagan Calendar Observances

From WiccanFamilyTemple.org

DEC. 1: – Greek / Roman Day of Pallas Athena / Minerva.
– Day for Meditation on Tantric Bodhisattva Goddess Red Tara – Protector against evil and harm.

DEC. 3: – Roman Day of Cybele / Rhea – The Great Mother.

DEC. 4: – Feast of Shango – Orisha who defends against evil.

DEC. 6: – Mindfulness Day – Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing and acting with compassion for the poor and oppressed.

DEC. 7: – Haloia of Demeter.

DEC. 7 – 9: Feast of the Immanent Feminine Divine Spirit – Honoring Goddess as Maha Devi Shakti (Hindu), Holy Spirit Wisdom (Christian).

DEC. 8: Rohatsu – Zen Buddhist celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

DEC. 11: – Sacred to Arianrhod.

DEC. 12: – Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Mother of God and Mother of the Oppressed.

DEC. 13: – Feast of the Light-bringer – Honoring Goddess as Juno Lucina (Old Roman).

DEC. 14 – 28: Halcyon Days: time of tranquility.

DEC. 17: – Yoruba / Santeria feast of Orisha Babalu Aye – Healer of deadly diseases.
– Roman/Greek: Saturnalia begins festival to Saturn/Kronos as Harvest and Father Time with His scythe

DEC. 18: – Sacred to Epona.

DEC. 19: – Modresnact: Norse Mothers Night Festival.

DEC. 21: – thru 25 – Old Egyptian festival of Isis, the Magna Mater (Mother of God and Mother of All) giving birth to God Horus.
– YULE SABBAT: Winter Solstice; Return of the Sun God.

DEC. 23: – Sacred to Hathor.

DEC. 24: – Celtic Tree Month – Month of Reed ends, Tree Month of Elder begins.
– Celtic / German Nodlaig Eve/Modresnach: Night of the Great Mother

DEC. 25: – European Feasts of Herne, Frey, Dionysus – Birth of the God, the Light of the World.

DEC. 25: thru Jan 5: Old Norse festival honoring Saturn, Dionysus, Frey and Freya (Deities of Fertility) and the birth of the new-born Baldur (God of Light) with evergreens, fires, and feasting.

DEC. 28: – Sacred to Freya.

DEC. 31: Hogmanay—New Year’s Eve; Crone preparing to depart, winter at its height; Crone, old and withered year changes at midnight into young and fresh New Year. Hag’s Eve.
– Egyptian Lucky Day of Sekmet – Sekmet, the ravaging lioness, with her burning solar eye, is the destroyer/devourer aspect of the goddess.

 

15 Must-See Astronomy Events in the December Night Sky (2021)

From spacetourismguide.com

While December is a month of extremes – cold and dark in the northern hemisphere and opposite in the southern – it’s also one of the best months of the year for amateur astronomers and stargazers.

A series of meteor showers occur in such quick succession that you might almost grow tired of wishing on ‘shooting stars;’ there are also good opportunities to spot solar system neighbors, watch the celestial dance of our Sun and Moon, and mark the astronomical calendar with the December solstice. Whatever drives you out to enjoy the night sky this month, be sure to bundle up – even in the southern hemisphere, it gets chilly at night.

If you need a telescope to help enjoy this month’s night sky events, we have a guide to the best stargazing telescopes and binoculars. On that page you’ll find resources on how to find a good piece of astronomical equipment that fits your budget and helps unlock the wonders of the December night sky. Ready to explore? Read on for all of the December night sky events you can see in the coming month.

Table of Contents

December 2 – Peak of the Pheonicid Meteor Shower

December 4 – Total Solar Eclipse

December 6 – Peak of the φ-Cassiopeid Meteor Shower

December 7 – Conjunction of the Moon & Saturn

December 7 – Peak of the Puppid-Velid Meteor Shower

December 7 – Venus at Greatest Brightness

December 9 – Conjunction of the Moon & Jupiter

December 9 – Peak of the Monocerotid Meteor Shower

December 10 – Asteroid 44 Nysa at Opposition

December 12 – Peak of the σ-Hydrid Meteor Shower

December 14 – Peak of the Geminid Meteor Shower

December 16 – Peak of the Comae Berenicid Meteor Shower

December 19 – Peak of the December Leonis Minorid Meteor Shower

December 21 – December Solstice

December 22 – Peak of the Ursid Meteor Shower